Twp. firefighters getting new pagers




FLINT TWP. — Like doctors who make house calls, firefighters carry pagers that go everywhere they go in order to be reached whenever an emergency rises. As a result the equipment gets dirty and takes a beating, said Assistant Chief Mike Burkley in his recent request to buy new ones. “We have not bought pagers in about five years,’’ he […]

Crowning glory



My’a Smith and Isaac Young, both seniors, were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime festivities at the Carman-Ainsworth High School Homecoming game on October 9. M’ya and Isaac were the top vote getters in a field of five candidates who vied for the coveted crowns.

Flint Township board approves tax collection




FLINT TWP. — As required by law, the township board passed a resolution for collection of its total authorized tax levy for December 1, 2015 including millages for operating, roads, fire, police and public safety. Per township assessor William E. Fowler, they are: 4.6423 mills for Operating 0.5000 mills for Road Improvement 0.2500 mills for Fire Equipment 0.5000 mills for […]

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Patrol cars now carry stuffed animals to comfort children

FLINT TWP. — One of the newest additions to the Flint Township Police patrol staff is furry, cute and comforting. The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce has donated new teddy bears to law enforcement and first responders around Genesee County, said Police Chief George Sippert. “These are the nicest bears we have ever seen,’’ Chief Sippert said of the individually […]

Water Drive for Flint Schools draws big response




FLINT TWP. — Bottles of water and cash donations poured into Genesee Valley Center shopping mall last Friday for a community Bottled Water Drive to supply drinking water for students in Flint Community Schools. Flint Superintendent Bilal Tawwab requested help after tests showed high levels of lead in Flint municipal water, making it unsafe to drink. “The drive was incredible! […]

In brief



WFBA to hear about economic development FLINT TWP. — Janice Karcher, vice president of the Economic Development Action Group for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at […]

Wilson appointed vice president of government relations for McLaren



FLINT — Deidra A. Wilson, MPH, has been named vice president of government relations for McLaren Health Care Corporation. She officially began the position on Sept. 21, and is based in Lansing. “Deidra Wilson is a very accomplished health care policy professional and we are excited to welcome her to the McLaren team,” said Gregory Lane, senior vice president and […]

Halloween stores relocate




FLINT TWP. — As sure as summer turns into fall, the reopening of Halloween stores is a seasonal sign. They set up shop in vacant stores and move on, sometimes every year, when permanent tenants reoccupy those empty stores. For that reason, both recurring Halloween stores have moved to new locations this year. This year, Halloween City is selling it […]

Sloan* Longway presents The Cold War & 1960 U-2 Incident



FLINT – Sloan* Longway, 1310 E. Kearsley St., presents The Cold War & 1960 U-2 Incident, Nov. 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m. at Longway Planetarium $10 per person, $5 for members Francis Gary Powers was the famous American pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. His son, Gary Powers, Jr. […]

In brief



McLaren Flint to host “Community Resource Day” FLINT – McLaren Flint’s Case Management team is hosting its annual “Community Resource Day” on Oct. 22. In these tough economic times Case Managers and Social Workers are an even more vital link between patients and the community resources they need for a range of health care concerns. These can include obtaining health […]


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