Board seeks funding for senior center improvements

FLINT TWP. — Tentative plans have been drawn up to enlarge the Senior Citizens Center and to fix a drainage issue but first the township board has to figure out how to cover the estimated $600,000 cost. John Gazall, an architect, and Mike Pifer, an engineer, presented drawings to the board for the work. They were consulted in July to […]

Police report motorcycle crash, home invasions

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department is investigating four recent reports of home invasions at occupied residences. The four incidents occurred between September 15 and September 25 and all were between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4:30 am., according to a police report. Two incidents occurred near Van Slyke Rd and Bristol Rd, one near W. Maple […]


Crews were out in a Flint Township neighborhood recently to stencil a bright blue message on storm drains. These serve as a reminder to residents that only rain should go down the drain. Contrary to popular belief, storm drainage does not go through a treatment plant but flows directly into nearby streams, lakes, creeks and rivers. So whether it is […]

C-A board praises church work

FLINT TWP. — “I almost fell and hurt myself, I could not believe it.” That is how Kevin Summey, Carman-Ainsworth Middle School principal, described his reaction when walking for the first time into the teacher’s lounge this summer after a makeover. The credit goes to members of South Baptist Church, 4091 Van Slyke Rd, which has a long history of […]

Special Services director moving on

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education has accepted the resignation and said its official goodbyes to Marybeth Goodheart, its longtime director of Student Support and Special Services Staff. Goodheart is moving on to an Early Childhood Services position with the Genesee Intermediate School District but she still will be working with C-A preschoolers as well as others countywide. […]

Bristol Road roundabout construction enters final phase

FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday, September 27, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) was scheduled to reopen the northbound I-75 ramp at Bristol Road and begin constructing the inside lanes of Bristol Road. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed roundabout. This work is part of a $3 million investment to construct a roundabout on Bristol Road adjacent to […]

In brief

Name meeting is tonight FLINT TWP. — Township Supervisor Karyn Miller has set a public meeting for 6 p.m. tonight, September 29, to discuss changing the township’s name. Miller convened a committee in 2012 to discuss the issue but it decided not to pursue it. Several residents recently have brought up the issue again, citing negative fallout from the water […]

Clinton, Kildee continue to promote support of Flint

FLINT — With a visit and remarks made at the Greater Holy Temple on N. Dort Hwy., and finishing up at the UAW hall on Averill, Chelsea Clinton said she and her mother, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will continue to be involved and committed to the Flint water crisis. “My mother’s been raising the alarm about Flint for many months […]

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, McLaren Flint partner for free health fair

FLINT TWP. — The community is invited to a free Family Fun and Health Fair on Saturday, October 1 on the grounds of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 402 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. Activities will include kid’s games, balloon animals, face painting, music and a bounce house, according to a press release. […]

Fight for Flint will bring boxing legends to Flint for charity event

FLINT — Throughout the years, Flint has had to fight for its honor, for its integrity, for its livelihood. It’s a city built on struggle, labor and hard work. And no matter the circumstances, whether it’s the collapse of the auto industry that once sustained the entire city or the recent water crisis, Flint will always strive to come out […]