Christmas on Sunday



Every year, many churches like this one on Bristol Road, decorate for the holidays with trees, manger scenes and other traditional holiday ornamentation but it only happens once every 5-11 years that churches face the question of holding services when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. Most recently it happened in 2011 and 2005 but will not occur again until […]

Township OKs computerizing cemetery records




FLINT TWP. — The township board took the first step toward organizing its cemetery records with a 6-1 approval of a proposal to computerize burial records for township cemeteries. The upgrade specifically applies to Cronk Cemetery on Beecher Road and Bristol Cemetery on Bristol Road near Bishop Airport, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Databases for both cemeteries are inadequate, she said. […]

Twp. board amends 2016 budget again




FLINT TWP. — Sticking to her long-held stand against unnecessary spending, Trustee Barb Vert once again cast the sole no vote in a 6-1 township board decision to amend the 2016 budget. Amendments approved Monday night follow $82,259.in budget adjustments approved in late November. This time, according to a memo from Controller Beth Takacs, the needed adjustments are: *General Fund: […]

Genesee Valley Rotary selects October/November students



FLINT TWP. – Each month, the Genesee Valley Rotary recognizes two outstanding students each from Carman-Ainsworth and Swartz Creek high schools. The students are nominated by the home schools for demonstrating strong character, work ethic and other traits that adhere to the Rotary’s motto – Service Above Self. Arianna Vantine and Jaylin Wesley were selected as October Students of the […]

Township board supports Habitat build




FLINT TWP. — A newly built house could be coming soon to Calkins Road. Earlier this month, the Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution in support of a Genesee County HOME Program Project proposed by the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) organization. According to the resolution, Genesee County has received funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

In brief



Tax break approved for Hougen Manufacturing FLINT TWP. — After a public hearing at which no one raised objections, the township board approved a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption (IFT) for Hougen Manufacturing, 3001 Hougen Dr. The company plans to build a 30,000 square-foot production and warehouse addition at a cost of about $7.5 million. It is expected to add […]

Missing person reported



FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police have issued a missing person statement for a township woman. On December 8, police received a received a missing person report from the family of Laquandra Shavonne Slater. Slater has not been in contact with friends or family since December 2, according to the police report. Slater’s vehicle was located in the City of […]

Hurley’s Children’s Hospital receives gift from Animal Planet



FLINT – If you’ve never seen a 900 gallon four ton aquarium in person, now you can. The lobby of Hurley Children’s Hospital is the site for this gift from Alli Simpson and the team at the Animal Planet Show, TANKED. It was installed at the end of November and is the focal point of the show’s one-hour season finale […]

Being on sick leave no vacation



For two months I’ve been off work dealing with health problems, but I’m happy to say I’m back – though still on the mend. I know some people might find two months off work to be like a vacation, but after just a couple weeks I was ready to return to my duties. My body, however, had different plans for […]

Program exceeds national proposed regulations; emphasis on safety



FLINT TWP. — Baker College’s Flint campus has received recertification from the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI) for its entry-level truck driver training program. The certification is valid for five years, until 2021. The training program is offered at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint, 48503. “PTDI recertification ensures that our students continue to […]


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