Community mourns township officer killed in I-75 crash




FLINT TWP. — Funeral services were held on Tuesday for a Flint Township officer who died Friday, January 15, in an early morning traffic accident on the freeway. Steven Garrett Parker, 48, of Fenton, a 15-year veteran of the township police force, was killed when the Jeep he was driving crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer, according to […]

Senior dance



Patrons of the Flint Township Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road took a stroll down memory lane, dancing to the oldies at the first senior dance last Friday night. Music was provided by The Fairlanes & The DeVilles, a ‘50s rock and roll band. Marie Conway, the center’s oldest member, said the music brought back memories of her son Bob […]

Election year is cranking up



FLINT TWP. — Polls for the Presidential Primary Election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 8, according to township Clerk Kim Courts in a public notice posted online. Tuesday, February 9 is the last day to register to vote in the March primary, she said. The Elections Department is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 […]

Freed at last

Former Marine with local ties released from Iranian prison


FLINT TWP. — After four and a half years in an Iranian prison, Amir Hekmati, formerly of Flint Township, was one of four Americans released in a prisoner exchange last week. Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee represents the Hekmati family in Congress and has fought tirelessly for Amir’s release. “Amir Hekmati is coming home,” Kildee, said in a press release. “I […]

Obama declares state of emergency in Flint water crisis




GENESEE COUNTY — The city of Flint, once famous worldwide as Vehicle City, now finds itself thrust onto the world stage as the site of a contaminated water crisis that has generated controversy and left thousands of residents without safe drinking water. On Saturday, President Barack Obama granted the request Gov. Rick Snyder’s made Jan. 14 to declare a federal […]

In brief



Annual elementary school dances coming soon FLINT TWP. — Dye/Randels and Rankin/ Dillon elementary schools are getting ready for their annual Daddy/Daughter & Mothers/Son dances. Dye/Randels will host its 9th annual dance on Feb. 5 from 6-8 pm. The Rankin/Dillon Elementary dance is on Feb. 6 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $20 per couple and $3 for each additional child. […]

State releases 2015 report on Student Safety Program



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools are among those in the state actively promoting the state’s OK2Say student safety initiative. With a motto to “Stop the Silence, Help End the Violence,” OK2Say received more than 2,000 student tips in 2015, according to a press release last week from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. Schuette announced the 2015 results along with Michigan […]

Toymaker’s Tea Party is Feb. 28



FLINT — Toymaker’s Tea Party, being held Feb. 28 at Blackstone’s Grill, 531 S Saginaw St., is a classic tea with soup, light tea sandwiches, desserts, and tea. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to the tea. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the ballerinas and take complimentary photos with them. Tea party, which starts at noon, […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Trivium, with special guests DevereauX and Avenue Sky, Jan. 20. Tickets are $20 in advance. Scott Stapp, the voice of Creed, will perform Jan. 29. Tickets are $25 in advance. Ana, Eva Under Fire, the Tom Toms and the Distorted Waltz will […]

Publicom wins four additional national creative awards



EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc. has won four creative awards in the Hospital Marketing National Advertising Awards competition. This increases the total number of national advertising awards to 18 that the full-service marketing communications firm earned in three competitions during 2015. The winning entries for the most recent awards were created for the following clients: Allegan General Hospital – Best […]


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