Efforts made to clarify who outside Flint uses city water

FLINT TWP. — Sunridge Apartments on Flushing Road, Bishop International Airport on Bristol Road, the McLaren Hospitality House on Beecher Road and a couple of restaurants on Ballenger Highway were included on a list of water customers outside of the City of Flint that were publicly posted on the city’s website on Friday January 29. Turns out that most of […]

Police Sgt. promoted to lieutenant

FLINT TWP. — Township Police Sergeant Kevin Salter was sworn in Tuesday to the rank of lieutenant. Salter’s promotion was approved Monday night by the township board. Salter’s name was submitted by the Civil Service Commission as the next candidate eligible for promotion, said Police Chief George Sippert. He scored highest on a recently administered test for promotion to lieutenant. […]

Ceremony honors police officers involved in January 2015 shooting

FLINT TWP. –Six township police officers, two Swartz Creek police officers, three Michigan State Troopers, two Sheriff’s Deputies and one county 911 police dispatcher received special recognition and hearty applause at a recent police department ceremony. Each was cited for the roles they played during an incident on January 23, 2015 in which Flint Township Officer Michael Schuyler was shot […]

Annual Senior Winter Games underway

FLINT TWP. — The games have begun. After an opening ceremony held on Monday at the Davison Area Senior Center, hundreds of senior citizens across the county are honing their skills in an effort to win medals in the 38th annual Senior Winter Games (SWG). Senior Winter Games are a cooperative effort of the Genesee County Senior Directors Association, all […]

Voter registration deadline nearing for March primary

Secretary Johnson encourages participation in upcoming election

LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that they have until Feb. 8 to register to vote in the March 8 presidential primary election. “Each vote is equally important, and so I encourage everyone who is not yet registered to vote to do so,” said Johnson, Michigan’s chief election officer. “Voting is one of the foundations of our […]

Young man found shot to death

FLINT TWP. — On Jan. 28, at 12:19 p.m. Flint Township Police officers responded to the 3000 block of W. Dartmouth for a shooting, according to a press release. When officers arrived they found an unresponsive 21-year-old male with a gunshot wound inside of a house. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Michigan State Police Crime Lab […]

In brief

Winter tax bills are due FLINT TWP. — About a month remains to pay winter tax bills without penalty. Winter Tax collection began December 1, 2015 and is payable through February 29 at the Flint Township Administration Office, 1490 S. Dye Road, Flint. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 810- 732-1350 […]

Area technicians receive Awards of Excellence from Goyette Mechanical

FLINT — Goyette Mechanical has announced their 2015 Excellence in Service Award winners. Clio resident Roger Stanley has been awarded the Curt Maser Excellence Award, and Flushing resident Steve Gibbs has been awarded the George Hier Excellence Award. The Curt Maser Award is given each year to the Goyette Service Technician that exemplifies excellence in Customer Service, Training and Certification. […]

Let no good deed go unpunished

True story: Years ago, I worked in an office where I had a view of a creek and a field and a house beyond it where there often romped a big German shepherd dog. One day, I looked out the window and saw that the dog had wandered away from home and was strolling past my office window, heading straight […]

Get the red out to support heart health

FLINT TWP. — The ladies in red (men too) will be out in full force on Friday, wearing the vivid color in support of the 13th Annual National Wear Red Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). The annual event kicks off American Heart Month and is set aside to increase awareness about a disease that cause one in […]