Thornton Township, Illinois, donates water to Flint Township




FLINT TWP. — Two truckloads of bottled water collected in Thornton Township, Illinois, immediately south of Chicago, hit the highway early Saturday morning, bringing the precious cargo of compassion and relief to Flint Township. You read that correctly. To Flint Township, not Flint. No slight intended to Flint’s beleaguered residents, but Thornton Township’s generous gesture recognized that surrounding communities also […]

Funeral Friday for former Supervisor Doug Carlton




FLINT TWP. — Flags at the police and fire stations were being flown at half-mast all week in memory of former township supervisor Douglas Clayton Carlton, 62, who died on Wednesday, February 3. Carlton served as township supervisor from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that he served as township constable from 1992 to 1996, was elected to trustee in 2004 […]

C-A board applauds Dye student flag raisers




FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth School Board at its February 2 meeting gave special recognition to six Dye Elementary School fifth-grade students for their outstanding work as flag raisers. The students can be counted on to raise and lower the American flag in all types of weather conditions, said Detra Fields, Dye principal. “Faithfully, they take down the flag […]

Child brings handgun to elementary school dance




MUNDY TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth’s Rankin/Dillon elementary schools annual Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son dance ended on a sour note last Saturday evening. The situation at Rankin Elementary, 3459 Mundy Avenue, unfolded about 15 minutes before the two-hour dance ended at around 8 p.m., according to a letter from Rankin principal Cathy McGilvery, sent out to parents and guardianson Monday. As the […]

10 families displaced by apartment building fire




FLINT TWP. —Five residents and two firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment as a result of an early-morning fire on Jan. 26 at Sunridge Apartments on Flushing Road. All were treated for smoke inhalation or sprains and released, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley in a report last week to the township board. The fire broke out about […]

In brief



Drain Commissioner to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP. — An update on the Karegnondi Water Pipeline and the politics of water are among topics to be discussed by Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright, who will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from 11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the […]

The high-wire act of public service



At a recent Grand Blanc Township Planning Commission meeting, I was once again reminded of the fact our public at large, is for the most part, unfamiliar with many of the legislative processes and procedures that are at work behind the scenes of what is apparent in their day to day lives. The planning commission, for example, has multiple layers […]

Secretary of State offices to be closed for Presidents Day



LANSING – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Feb. 15. The Secretary of State’s Office mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver’s license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates […]

PAWS, PetCo team up for ‘kitty shower’



FLINT TOWNSHIP — Spring is known as kitten season because it’s the time of year when cats deliver litters of young, flooding the local shelters and rescues with homeless kittens. This year, PAWS Animal Rescue in Clayton Township and PetCo on Miller Road in Flint Township will join forces with the community to gather up the necessary resources for the […]

GM, UAW commit $3M to United Way of Genesee County child-health fund



FLINT – The United Way of Genesee County on Tuesday announced a joint effort made by General Motors and the United Auto Workers (UAW) to donate $3 million to support the increased health and education needs for the children of Flint who have been impacted by lead-contaminated water, according to a press release. The five-year grant will address immediate, ongoing […]


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