Final approach

Coming from the south, it still looks like nothing is happening on Dutcher Road, which has been closed to traffic since late March. But rest assured that progress is being made. When approaching from the north (Corunna Road), it is easy to spot road repair equipment and signs of reconstruction underway. But motorists still need to be patient for more […]

Parks Committee member opposes undeveloped land sale

FLINT TWP. — Speaking during public comment at a recent township board meeting, Peter Mikelens, a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, asked the board to reject any current or future offers to purchase about 82 acres of open land that belongs to the township. The property in question is generally bounded by Calkins Road, Court Street, Elms Road […]

Carman Park-Baker moving on campus

FLINT TWP. — Early College soon will take on an even more literal meaning when Carman Park-Baker Career Academy moves onto the Baker College Campus. The Academy is a high school/early college partnership between Bendle Public Schools, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools and Baker College of Flint. Now in its 10th year, the accelerated learning program has been housed in the former […]


70, of Benton, KY,, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Marshall Co. Hospital in Benton, KY. Born Wednesday, July 25, 1945 in Milan, TN, he was the son of the late William Henry Crossnoe Sr. and the late Katie Lou (Lemings) Crossnoe. He was a self-employed carpenter in the construction industry. Surviving are his wife, Mary Catherine (Miles) Crossnoe […]

GDL millage renewal will be on Aug. ballot

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library (GDL) is seeking a millage renewal from voters on August 2. The millage renewal rate is .9981 mills, which costs taxpayers approximately $1 per $1,000 of taxable value. In other words, a home with taxable value of $50,000 will pay approximately $50 in taxes a year to support the library, according to a […]

Twp. board rejects cell tower application

FLINT TWP. — The township board unanimously opposed an application from Mobilities LLC of California to build seven cellphone tower poles on right of ways in the township. The application is filed under the Metro Act, a state law enacted in 2002 to help telecommunication providers in cutting through red tape to obtain permits without having to pay excessive fees […]

In brief

Senior center fundraisers FLINT TWP. — You never know what treasures you might find picking through a yard sale. The same goes for the Parking Lot Sale at the Flint Township/Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday, July 15. The center is located at 2071 S. Graham Road. Friends of the Flint Township-McCarty Library […]

Robo-Con set for July 23

The FIRST Robotics Lapeer Chimeras Team 1684, along with a number of new partners, will host Lapeer’s third annual Robo-Con on Saturday, July 23 at the Lapeer Center for Innovation (formerly Lapeer West High School) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. One of Lapeer’s robotics pioneers, Tony Diodato, of Cypress Integrations Systems, said, “We want to get the community out […]

Snowbird Alert: Southwest adding nonstop Florida flight

FLINT — Southwest Airlines is increasing its Florida flights from Flint beginning January 7, 2017. In addition to its current daily flights to Chicago- Midway (that offer more connections than ever before), and Saturday-only flight to Orlando (MCO), Southwest is adding a Sunday flight to Orlando, as well as Saturday-only nonstop flights to Ft. Myers (RSW) and Tampa (TPA). “The […]

Watch out for second Adopt-A-Highway cleanup starting this weekend

FLINT TWP – Especially because two major expressways cross paths in the township, motorists are asked to be on the lookout beginning Saturday, July 16, as thousands of Adopt-AHighway volunteers head back to state roadways to pick up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will clean highway roadsides from July 16 to 24 during the second […]