Township board sworn in

FLINT TWP. —The newly elected township board of trustees was sworn in on Monday before a packed house of well-wishers. They are Supervisor Karyn Miller, starting her third term; newly elected Clerk Kathy Funk and Treasurer Lisa Anderson; returning trustees Frank Kasle and Barbara Vert and newly elected trustees Carol Pfaff-Dahl and Tom Klee. Police Chief George Sippert conducted the […]

Departing board members given emotional sendoff

FLINT TWP. — Four people joined the township board this week which also meant that four people are leaving. The board dedicated a portion of its meeting Monday night to say farewell and to give proclamations and parting gifts to departing board members: Clerk Kim Courts, Treasurer Marsha Binelli and Trustees Belenda Parker and George Menoutes. Genesee County Prosecutor David […]

Habitat for Humanity holding Open House

GENESEE COUNTY — On Tuesday, November 29 charities, businesses and families around the world will come together for GivingTuesday, a global celebration of the spirit of giving back. Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is inviting the public to come out and celebrate this day of global giving by attending its GivingTuesday Open House from 5-7 p.m. at its headquarters […]

Nonprofit gets free advertising campaign

FLINT TWP.— For many years, Shirley Cochran, founder and executive director of Motherly Intercession, has thought of her organization as one of Genesee County’s best-kept secrets. For 17 years, Motherly Intercession has quietly gone about the business of helping children of incarcerated parents. “Although Motherly Intercession commenced in 1999, the organization has remained to be the best kept secret in […]

Twp. on-call firefighters badly needed

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department needs to hire more men or women on-call firefighters, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Over the past 10 years, the fire department has lost half of its on-call firefighting staff due to moving (job related or housing issues), health issues or retirement. “We are currently down to 19 on-call firefighters and […]

In brief

Name change meeting is tonight FLINT TWP. — The third meeting of an Exploratory Committee to consider changing the township’s name will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Township Supervisor Karyn Miler said that township attorney Peter Goodstein is expected to attend the meeting to explain the legal process and to answer questions. A committee of about 25 people […]

You Skate, We Donate event benefits Old Newsboys Sunday

GRAND BLANC TWP. – Rollhaven Skating Center is helping the Old Newsboys brighten Christmas for area children during the You Skate, We Donate event 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. During the event all admission fees, which are $7.50 per person with $4 skate rental, will be donated to the Old Newsboys. Rollhaven is at 5315 S. Saginaw Rd. […]

No fear at the Thanksgiving dinner

Ah, it’s my turn for the column right after the election. So be it. After an endless, surreal spectacle of an election season, America now has President Trump. That is a reality. We can contest the results, debate about the legitimacy of the Electoral College or the failures of the Democratic Party, but one thing remains certain: Trump has a […]

Designer to report on industry technology trends at convention

FLINT TWP. — Jacob Smith, a Baker College graduate, has been named to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) “30 under 30” list for his kitchen design wizardry, exceptional work ethic and dedication to community service, according to a press release. Smith, 26, of Flushing, is the youngest of eight designers at Starline Kitchen and Bath Gallery in Flushing. […]

C&L Ward, Flint Firebirds partner for ‘Stuff the Truck’

DAVISON and FLINT – C&L Ward has partnered with the Flint Firebirds Hockey Team for their 3rd annual “Stuff the Truck” food, toiletries and winter wear drive to benefit Catholic Charities’ three Soup Kitchens and Center for Hope Community Closet. The event, which will kick off Catholic Charities’ ‘25 Days of Giving’ promotion in conjunction with WEYI/WSMH NBC 25/Fox 66, […]