The end is nowhere near for Miller Rd. lane reopening

FLINT TWP. — Westbound Miller Road over I-75 could remain down to only one lane until October or November, according to an estimated repair completion date from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The right lane of westbound Miller at I-75 was closed December 21 after the overpass bridge was struck by a semi-trailer truck traveling southbound on I-75. Temporary […]

Pond officially named

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. A request has been approved to name a pond on Calkins Road in honor of the family who built and has maintained it for more than 50 years. Genesee County Commissioners Kim Courts (4th district) and Ted Henry (8th district) attended the township board meeting Monday night to officially present a proclamation to Janice and […]

More police officers hired

FLINT TWP. — That’s two done and five to go with the hiring Monday of John Roland and Justin Dieck as uncertified entry level police officers, effective Jan. 17. Starting on that date, both will attend the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy at Mott Community College, said Police Chief George Sippert. Both are currently employed as a corrections deputy with […]

C-A board swears in new members, elects officers

FLINT TWP. — Four recently elected members of the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education were sworn in last week during the annual Organizational meeting. The board also elected officers for 2017. Taking the Oath of Office were Lisa Koegel, Patrice Hatcher, Lonney Jarnigin and Gary Cousins, all of whom were elected or re-elected in November. Koegel is a newcomer to the […]

Twp. board approves new fire commissioner

FLINT TWP. — For the first time in at least ten years, the township has a Fire Commissioner. New township board trustee Tom Klee was unanimously appointed to the position, effective immediately. He abstained from the 6-0 vote. A Fire Commissioner’s responsibility is to act as a liaison between the township board and firefighters, said Supervisor Karyn Miller. He discusses […]

In brief

Learn to achieve goals at WFBA meeting FLINT TWP. — Johanne Edwards, president of Excellence Training and author of “E=MC2 Relative to Business: How would Einstein Run a Business?,” will be the guest speaker at the WFBA luncheon meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Edwards’ topic will be […]

Police arrest five burglary suspects

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department has been investigating a series of burglaries in the Dayton Heights subdivision, located along Lavelle Road between Flushing Road and Pasadena Avenue. The burglaries took place in October through December. On Sunday, January 1 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Flint Township police officers were summoned to a residence on Lavelle Road for a […]

Baker seeks volunteers for MLK Jr. Day Jan. 16

FLINT TWP. — Volunteers are needed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, at Baker College’s Flint campus. Maureen Miller, coordinator of student life and organizer of the Baker College Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, hopes to have at least 100 volunteers signed up that day to tackle several community service projects […]

Stunning engagement, wedding ring alternatives

LINDEN — Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they may not fit every woman’s style, particularly the bride who likes to buck tradition and think outside the box. Diamonds may also be outside of some bridal budgets. According to Money magazine, the average engagement ring costs more than $5,800. In addition to being one of the most expensive […]

In brief

McLaren welcomes midwife FLINT TOWNSHIP — Kimberly Tibai, a certified nurse midwife, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Tibai is seeing patients at Women’s Health South at the McLaren Flint Township Community Center, located at 1314 S. Linden Rd. Tibai completed graduate midwifery training through the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. In addition, she holds […]