Giving tree



A warm and fuzzy Christmas is coming to area children who will be the recipients of a scarves, hats and mittens tree now on display at the Flint Township Hall and also one at the Flint Senior Citizens Center. The annual tree (depicted) at the township hall is decked with donations made by volunteers who have been busy all year […]

Twp. board mulling over earlier meeting time




FLINT TWP. — A recommendation to move up township board meeting times to 4:30 p.m. was postponed after objections were raised by Trustee Frank Kasle. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller brought up the topic, which was not on the board’s Monday night agenda, but she gave the options of voting immediately or taking time to think it over by the next […]

Township board open to taking tax-reverted parcels




FLINT TWP. — Thirty-five land parcels that nobody bought at the no-reserve Genesee County tax-sale auction in late October are now headed for the rolls of the Landbank, except for one. The township has a standing arrangement with the county treasurer’s office to refuse all tax-reverted parcels and it usually does. But this time there was one parcel the board […]

Fire department mourns former chief




FLINT TWP. — With heavy hearts the Flint Township Fire Department announced that retired Fire Chief Gregory Raymond Wright passed away on Thursday December 1. Chief Wright served the Charter Township of Flint from 1973 to 2001 — 28 years — starting out as an on-call fire fighter in 1973, according to information provided by Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. […]

Save the date: Benefit planned for ill firefighter



FLINT TWP. — The Firefighter Paul Roop Benefit Spaghetti Benefit Dinner is being planned for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, January 21 at the VFW Hall-, G-4138 Corunna Road. Roop, a 20-year member of the Flint Township Fire Department, was diagnosed with Stage Four cancer in October and is currently undergoing chemotherapy according to a flyer posted on the Carman-Ainsworth Schools Facebook […]

Longtime biz seeking tax exemption for expansion




FLINT TWP. — The township board has set a public hearing at 7 p.m. on December 19 to consider an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption (IFT) Certificate for Hougen Manufacturing, 3001 Hougen Drive. An IFT is a tax incentive offered to manufacturers to assist with renovation and/or expansion of aging facilities, building new facilities, and establishing high-tech facilities. Exemptions are granted […]

In brief



Firefighters to ring bell at Walmart on Saturday FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Fire Fighters will be out ringing the bell for the Salvation Army from about 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at Walmart on Corunna road. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley invites everyone to stop by to say hello and donate to help others. — […]

Randy Wise helps raise $510 for Carter children



CLIO — On November 16, Randy Wise Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram partnered with Carter Middle School to raise $510 at a “Drive for the Kids” fundraiser held during the school’s Volleyball Game. Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan during the event. […]

In brief



Line dancing, lunch GRAND BLANC — Norma Rudkin from Dance My Way and dancers from her classes at the Senior Center in Grand Blanc, will present a program on line dancing Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016. A luncheon is served at 12:30 PM at the Flint Elks Club, 7177 E. Maple Ave. in Grand Blanc. There is a cost of $12 […]

Christmas cookies made simple



Baking cookies is a holiday tradition for many families. Come the holiday season, many homes are filled with the inviting scents of vanilla, cinnamon and melting chocolate. Baking cookies can be a social occasion in which family members and friends gather to create recipes passed down through generations. Or baking can be a solitary venture in which cookies are prepared […]


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