All cisterns go

Memorial Day weekend is a busy time at the Bristol Road cemetery, which is owned by the township. That means a water supply needs to be on tap for visitors to water plants and tend to their plots. As the holiday approached, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley informed Clerk Kim Courts that he had completed her request to fill the […]

Flint Assembly adding more jobs next year?

FLINT — Some General Motors truck buyers want a made-in-the- United States product. Some GM workers would like the option of not working on Saturdays. And no doubt, many area residents would jump at the chance to work for GM, even on a part-time basis. Reportedly, a plan is being set into motion that could be a win-win for all […]

Police officers geared up

FLINT TWP. – Police officers stand armed, armored and ready to protect and serve, thanks to ongoing updates in equipment. Most recently, the township board approved a request to purchase ten bulletproof vests. “In order to comply with manufacturer recommendations and federal guidelines, it is the practice of the Flint Township Police Department to supply new vests to officers every […]

C-A Board of Education seeking applicants for vacancy

FLINT TWP. — Anyone interested and qualified to serve on the Carman- Ainsworth School Board does not have to wait for the November election. The board has announced that it is accepting applications until June 6 for a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Laura Garrison. Applicants must be residents of the school district. Those wishing […]

Do drop in

FLINT TWP. — For the convenience of residents dropping off non-cash payments or absentee ballots, the township has set up a new drop box in the parking lot, Township Karyn Miller announced. Payments can be made after hours and at times that best suit residents. The box will be emptied daily during the week but please don’t put cash in […]

Silent nights

FLINT TWP. — For anyone who has a stash of fireworks left over from your Memorial Day celebration, if you were planning to finish stetting them off this weekend, be warned that you would be in violation of a township ordinance. A notice to that effect is posted on the township website as a reminder. A township fireworks ordinance states […]

Econ board reviews annual progress report

FLINT TWP. — The long-stalled Bay Mills casino was among topics for review during the annual meeting of the township’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) The group typically meets annually to secure its fiduciary status as an entity that encourages industrial and commercial development through its ability to purchase, construct, improve and maintain commercial and industrial projects and to borrow money, […]

In brief

Getting it Right FLINT TWP. — Information about Ray and Ryan Macko was mistakenly deleted during editing from an article in the May 26 issue about Carman-Ainsworth students who participated in summer programs such as Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (AGO) and Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP), where they earned early college credits. The missing paragraph said: Identical twins Ray and Ryan […]

Trying out a different look

There’s no reason to adjust your eyeglasses. I didn’t use Photoshop and no, it’s not a broken printing press. My photo used for this column is accurate – I’m bald. I wish there was a funny story about a dare or something similar I could tell you about my decision to shave my head, but there isn’t. I simply wanted […]

Going out of business

Sports Authority sale underway

FLINT TWP. — The Sports Authority store, 4095 Miller Road, is closing as part of a nationwide going out of business sale. Once one of the leading full-line sporting goods retailers, Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy protection in March, stating plans to close underperforming stores but remain in business. By early May, the company’s assets were being auctioned to the […]