Still time for Water’s Extreme Journey

FLINT — At Sloan Museum and the Longway Planetarium, 1221 E. Kearsley St., journey through an interactive maze that engages visitors in an exciting quest to stay clean, while flowing through rivers, lakes, backyards, and into homes, through May 8. On April 9, at 1 p.m. there will be a Water Wise event at the exhibit, at 1 p.m. for […]

In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — A news article in the March 31 edition should have said the township board voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to request from its Civil Service Commission a list of names for hiring fulltime firefighters. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes voted to request the list. — R.S. Time […]

Happy trails are here again

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Trail non-motorized recreations path officially reopened last week. Though used year-round by some biking, running and walking enthusiasts, the roughly threemile long trail officially is closed from December through March 31. It was built and dedicated in October 2011 and initially started on Corunna Road and ended on Linden Road in front of Genesee […]

Dangerous intersection claims another life

FLINT TWP. — A 15-year-old girl from Durand was died following a crash at the intersection of S. Dye Rd and W. Court St., April 1. According to a police report, township police responded at approximately 3:24 p.m., to reports of an accident involving four vehicles — a pickup truck, a minivan, and 2 sedans. Taylor Elizabeth Kerckaert , 15, […]

Let there be LED

FLINT TWP. — Brighter night lighting is coming to some parts of the township. On Monday, the township board approved a contract with Consumer’s Energy to replace 192 mercury vapor streetlights with equivalent wattage light-emitting diode (LED) cobra-head streetlights. The board voted four-three in favor of a budget amendment of $16,842 to cover the costs of the LED lights. Trustees […]

Dutcher Road closed all summer

FLINT TWP. — For the 6,000 or so motorists accustomed to using Dutcher Road to reach the back entrance of Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, or conversely, to go to Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot and other stores on Corunna Road — there is bad news and worse news. The bad news is that on March 31, the badly deteriorating […]