Better watch out



Signs like this one on Lennon Road caution motorists by marking known places where deer and vehicles have crossed paths. Since daylight savings time ended earlier this month, dusk comes during the evening commute -a time when deer are more active. In 2014, Genesee County ranked ninth out of 83 counties in Michigan with the highest incidents of deer/vehicle crashes, […]

Board settles contract with com-ops union




FLINT TWP. — The township board is in the middle of contract negotiations with five of its six unions but has come to terms with its the Police Department Communications Operators – Teamsters Local 214. In a 5-2 vote at its Monday night meeting, the board approved an agreement that includes a new wage schedule for hourly rates paid to […]

Board OKs two-year budget




FLINT TWP. — Two voted no but the township board passed a two-year general fund budget of $10,293.548 for 2016 and $10,633,839 for 2017. Those figures compare to an actual budget of $10,863,111 in 2014 and an amended budget of $10,034,025 for 2015. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted against the two year budget. Parker gave several reasons. She […]

Fire closes VFW

Investigation ongoing, repair work on hold

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Swartz Creek VFW Post 3720 will remain closed, but for how long is anyone’s guess. The post, which also houses the local AmVets, sustained damage in a kitchen fire Nov. 7. “It started in portable fryer that we use for small orders,” said post Commander Eric Johnson. The VFW had purchased the commercial grade fryer six months […]

Township Clerk may retire




FLINT TWP. — Around this time next year, the township board could be swearing in a new clerk for the first time in 12 years. Three-term Clerk Kim Courts announced plans to retire at the end of her current four-year term, which ends after the November 2016 general election. But other township officials said they are hoping to persuade Courts […]

Season enders




FLINT TWP. — Lingering warmer weather recently allowed for a few more pleasant walks in the township park but there’s only about a month left until autumn ends and winter sets in. It serves as a good time for reminders about other seasonal endings. TRAIL END — The recreational Genesee Valley Trail is accessible year-round but officially closes December 1 […]

Chevy or Chrysler?




FLINT TWP. — Many studies have shown that men and women’s brains are wired differently. So it is no surprise that they think differently when it comes to making decisions such as which car to buy. A decision about whether to buy a used Chrysler 200 or a used Chevrolet Cruze pretty much came down to a battle of the […]

In brief



Holiday bazaar and bake sale at Congregation Beth El FLINT TWP. — The Estelle Kaufman Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road at Dye Road, Flint on Sunday, November 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offered for sale will be a huge variety of gift ideas from numerous artists and vendors. […]

The Whiting Presents It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play



FLINT – The Whiting is presenting an evening based on a holiday classic. It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will take the stage Dec. 10 at 7:30 pm. It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the […]

Animal rescue crew saves mama, puppies from abandoned garage




CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Edith Campbell has rescued a lot of dogs, but her most recent retrieval was one she won’t soon forget. As a volunteer with Pets in Peril, the rescue arm of the Clayton Townshipbased PAWS animal shelter, Campbell and others periodically deliver dog food to people in economically-disadvantaged neighborhoods. “We see lots of things,” she said. “And sometimes […]


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