What’s the buzz?



In recent weeks, tree cutters contracted by Consumers Energy have been working in neighborhoods trimming branches away from power lines. Trees are involved in about 33 percent of all power outages, Consumers said on its website, which also offers tips on where to plant trees and what to do near downed power lines. Consumers said it mails post cards to […]

Road Improvement Plan set for five years




FLINT TWP. — Spring thaw has highlighted some of the worst roads in the township in need of repair but not all can be done at once. Now that the township road millage is firmly in place until 2025, approved by voters in November 2015, the township Road Advisory Committee has proposed a Road Improvement Plan for the next five […]

Township clerk running for county commissioner seat




FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts announced last November that, after serving three four-year terms, she would not run for re-election this year. But Courts apparently is not yet ready to retire from public service. She is one of three candidates so far who have filed for Genesee County Commissioner, representing the fourth district, on the Aug. 2 state […]

Annual building report charts growth




FLINT TWP. — Growth is ongoing in the township as shown by the $20.9 million value of building permits pulled in the township in 2015, according to an annual building department report provided by Tracey Tucker, who heads the township building department and also is director of economic enhancement. The permit value total is up from $15.3 million in 2014 […]

Maintenance plans in place for summer




FLINT TWP. — Alas, the season of sunshine and good times is also the season of dust and weeds, requiring methods to keep things under control. The township board takes proactive steps with its annual dust control program and noxious weed policy. The noxious weed policy is a public reminder to land owners to maintain lawns. The public notice warns […]

Cause of fatal still unknown




FLINT TWP. — Someone has tied a bright bouquet of flowers to a stop sign at Court Street and Dye Road where 15-year-old Taylor Kerckaert of Durand, died Friday, April 1 as a result of a car accident. The crash involved four vehicles; a pickup truck, a minivan, and two sedans. Taylor was a passenger in the minivan being driven […]

In brief



Flint Township board candidates at WFBA FLINT TWP. — A Flint Township Candidate Forum will be hosted by the West Flint Business Association, at its monthly meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m., April 21 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Rd. Candidates for supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee are expected to attend the meeting and briefly comment on why they […]

Police Blotter



Twp. police report a homicide FLINT TWP. — Two people were shot, one fatally, in an incident early last Friday morning outside a rental hall at 3432 Flushing Road in the Diplomat Plaza. On April 9 at approximately 12:50 a.m., Flint Township Police officers responded to the Sunoco gas station located in the 3000 block of Flushing Road for a […]

CAMS student does well at Math Competition



FLINT TWP. — Kala has 5 classical CDs, 4 jazz CDs, and 11 rock CDs. If she randomly selects one CD from her collection to play, what is the probability that it is a classical CD? a. 0.25b. 0.20c. 4d. 0.80e. none of these Congratulations if you have the math smarts to answer questions like this sample one posed to […]

Searching for my namesakes



I was in fourth grade when a fad blossomed for girls to wear personalized name tags similar to those now found in abundance at souvenir and gift shops. My best friend Karen had one. So did Doris, Donna, Linda and even Miriam. But Rhonda was nowhere to be found and believe me I searched hard. To this day, finding anything […]


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