Longtime lieutenant Battinkoff retires

FLINT TWP. — Many fond memories and funny stories resurface when the time comes to say goodbye to a co-worker you have known for a long time, said Police Chief George Sippert. He chuckled over some of them while reviewing a personnel file, but refrained from sharing them during a farewell presentation Monday night for Lt. Robert Battinkoff, who retired […]

A call for sergeants

FLINT TWP. — Two township police patrol officers are on the verge of being promoted to sergeant. Police Chief George Sippert has asked township trustees to formally request that the Flint Township Civil Service Commission provides names of two eligible candidates for promotion to police sergeant. Chief Sippert said that he recently discussed the need for first-line supervision with members […]

Airport gets new aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle

FLINT TWP. — Last week, the Bishop International Airport Authority took delivery of a brand new Rosenbauer Panther 4×4 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle that was expected to enter service late last week, according to a press release. The dual-purpose vehicle is designed to fight aircraft fires and protect an escape path in the event of a fire. “With large […]

Bikes on the Bricks a go

FLINT TWP. — The township board has given the green light for use of township roads during the annual Bikes on the Bricks (BOB) motorcycle charity ride scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 12. Last month the board tabled a request from BOB organizers to allow time to ensure that the planned route along a portion of Bristol Road […]

In brief

Carman High School reunion next week FLINT TWP. — The second annual Carman Cougar all-class reunion is set for August 26-30, starting with a trip to a Tiger’s Game and tailgate on Wednesday. Also planned are a casino night at Firekeepers in Battle Creek on Thursday, a golf tournament and a LIve Magic show at the Jewell of Grand Blanc […]

Baker now site of non-governmental prescription drug collection box

FLINT TWP. — Thanks to the help from the Flint Township Police Department and Genesee Health System (GHS), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has authorized the campus safety office at Baker College of Flint as a prescription drug collection box site, according to a press release. It is the first non-police, Genesee County organization to receive this designation and […]

Peace on Earth and Goodwill to county

BURTON — Spreading around the joy of Christmas bargain shopping, Goodwill of Mid-Michigan has reopened its seasonal store – A Very Goodwill Christmas – in Genesee County this year. It opened Friday, August 14, at the Courtland Center Mall right outside the JCPenney entrance. Use mall entrance E for closest access. Billed as an all-Christmas store, it follows on the […]

Black Rock Bar & Grill coming to Davison area

DAVISON TWP. — The Black Rock Bar & Grill has announced it will be opening a new eatery on a 20-acre site at Lapeer and Irish roads sometime next year. Lonny Morganroth, owner of Black Rock Bar & Grill, has purchased a 20-acre site at Lapeer and Irish roads. He plans to open the third in his new chain of […]

In brief

Free “Writing a Business Plan” class in Flint FLINT – A free “Writing a Business Plan” class is being presented at Kettering University in Flint on Aug. 26 from 1-4 p.m. Presented by the Michigan Small Business Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted Kettering University; this class covers the specifics of business planning including market research, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and management. […]

The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival returns this weekend

GROVELAND TWP. — The 37th Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival, one of the largest themed events in the country is just around the corner. Journey back in time as more than 200 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of this charming 16th century village featuring entertainment, shopping, fun and food fit for a king. Theme weekends for the 2015 season are: Aug. […]