Police bid farewell to retiring detective




FLINT TWP. — Before there was Google, or Wikipedia or other readily accessible online information sources, the Flint Township Police Department had its very own fountain of trivia knowledge in the person of Detective Richard Pinter, said Police Chief George Sippert, in his lighthearted remarks at Pinter’s retirement ceremony Monday night. In addition to being an outstanding officer, “Ricki-pedia,’” who […]

Twp. board supports Flint River Project




FLINT TWP. — The Flint River has gained national notoriety for its role in the Flint water contamination crisis but there is a movement underway to boost the image of the 78.3-mile-long waterway that flows through Lapeer, Genesee and Saginaw counties. The Flint River Water Trail (FRWT), National Water Trail Designation Planning Project is seeking a National Water Trail Designation […]

Sloan opens ‘Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition’

Features more than 100 relics from famed ship


FLINT — For the first time in its history, the Sloan Museum has opened up their anticipated “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” for visitors to take a walk through room replicas and displays of items preserved from aboard the ill-fated vessel. The exhibition, which had its first showing on Friday, runs through May 21, and comes with a long list of […]

Police seeking alleged shooter



FLINT TWP. — On Monday, January 23, at approximately 8:32 am, Flint Township Police responded to the 2500 block of McCollum Ave. for a report of unknown trouble. While investigating at the scene, officers were advised that a 39-year-old male arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. It was determined that the gunshot wound was sustained during the […]

Motown cover band to headline GDL Black History Month Brunch



GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library will present the 16th Annual Black History Month Brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 11 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for kids and teens. The brunch will feature Detroit Motown cover band […]

Kroger sponsoring 10th Black History Month contest



FLINT TWP. — For the tenth year, Kroger stores are sponsoring a Black History Month Contest, offering more than $80,000 in cash prizes to students in grades 4 through 12. Kroger’s “I Can Make History” contest is open to all Michigan students who may enter original work in ART, ESSAY, MUSIC or POETRY categories. Entry forms can be picked up […]

Police charge burglary suspect



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized 8 total charges against Joshua Tibbs, a 27-year-old City of Flint resident, which include home invasion, larceny in a building, breaking and entering, resisting and obstructing police, and larceny. Flint Township Police investigators have linked Tibbs to several burglaries of homes, garages and sheds in the Riverview Subdivision. This subdivision […]

In brief



Save the date FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation will host its Third Annual Silent Auction for kids at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 28, at Flushing Valley Golf Club & Banquet Center, 1124 E. Main Street in Flushing, Honorees will be Bonnie Haffajee (retired elementary principal), Benjamin Jones (high school band director), and Lisa Koegel (parent and new school […]

Grant named president, CEO of McLaren Flint



FLINT — Chad M. Grant has accepted the position of president and CEO of McLaren Flint, effective Jan. 30. He brings an extensive background of health care leadership experience, including successful management of acute care hospital operations, strategic planning, new business development and change management. Grant is assuming the CEO position following the retirement of McLaren Flint’s current CEO, Donald […]

Girls’ Night Straight Ahead



We didn’t make it. Well, at least the passengers who’s roles we assumed as we entered the Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition at Sloan Museum didn’t make it. My friend Mary and I, not only made it, we enjoyed cocktails, a strolling dinner, an educational experience and an all-around great girls’ night out thanks to the Sloan’s Bon Voyage Party […]


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