Township danger zones

FLINT TWP. — Once again, a special-interest report has found that the intersection of Ballenger Highway and Corunna Road had the most car accidents in the Flintarea last year. This corner held the number one spot in 2014 and the number two spot in 2013 with a steady 25 to 26 wrecks annually, according to the report from Michigan Auto […]

Dedicated highway

Whether headed up north or southbound, if you are driving on the interstate in Genesee County, chances are you are traveling on John Wayne Marcum Memorial Highway. Motorists on I-75 recently have noticed two brown highway markers signs placed without fanfare in mid-July. The signs are placed near the county line at the north and south ends of the county. […]

ITT Tech shuttered

Students, staff given short notice of school closure

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Kenneth Hickey was two classes away from finishing his bachelor’s degree in cyber security at ITT Technical Institute in Flint Township when he found out the school had abruptly closed its doors Tuesday. “I was aware of ITT Tech’s issues with the U. S. Department of Education … it was my belief that I would be able […]

Lapeer Proud

FLINT — Amazing class was demonstrated by the Lapeer Lightning freshmen football team at Carman- Ainsworth on Wednesday. After being told by the Carman-Ainsworth announcer that the national anthem would not be played, Lapeer’s team stood proud, saluted the flag and sung it themselves. The Lapeer fans and crowd stood with them for every note! “Very proud to be a […]

OK2SAY program had nearly 5,000 tips

FLINT TWP. — As school resumes so does the need to emphasize OK2Say, a two-year-old program that helps students confidentially report safety threats. Carman-Ainsworth Schools is an OK2Say School and has a link to the program posted on its web site along with its three-color logo. A 2015 OK2SAY Annual Report recently issued by Attorney General Bill Schuette indicates that […]

Renovation of shuttered school will serve families affected by water crisis

FLINT — The transformation of a shuttered elementary school into a hub of early childhood education services is underway in Flint, thanks to $1 million in funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and $500,000 from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, a program of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, according to a press release. The grants to the Foundation […]

In brief

Bikes on the Bricks this weekend FLINT TWP. — The 10th annual Bikes on the Bricks police-escorted motorcycle ride will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson dealership on Miller Road next to I-75. It will follow a 30-mile course north, east and south to West Court Street in downtown Flint where other activities will take place including […]

I-69 Thumb Region Agri-Tourism Directory makes buying local easy

GENESEE COUNTY — Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer and the start of the harvest season. As temperatures begin to cool and the air turns crisp, outdoor fun and food tends to take on a different flavor, too. For a taste of all fall has to offer check out the online I-69 Thumb Region’s Agri-Tourism Directory at […]

Carman-Park-Baker Academy Open House

FLINT TWP. — An open house for the new location of the Carman Park-Baker Career Academy has been tentatively set for Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 5:30 p.m., according to a press release. Additional information will be provided closer to the event. The Academy will move into a 13,800-square-foot building, located on Baker College’s Flint campus, that is now being renovated. […]

Food Bank’s Senior Program provides elderly with essentials

Editor’s Note: View Newspaper Group and Genisys Credit Union are proud to partner with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in their HUNGER ACTION MONTH fundraising drive by placing donation envelopes in today’s papers. The following is the final of three articles that provide information about the Food Bank and how even small donations can make a big difference. Please […]