Sign of early spring?



Today’s forecast called for mostly cloudy skies, which means there is a good chance that, according to folklore, the groundhog will not see its shadow and spring will come early. But whether or not the rodent meteorologist sees his shadow today, the recent January thaw brought a sign of early spring in the form of potholes. Since this photo was […]

Businessman, more residents still pushing for light fix




FLINT TWP. — About a year has passed since Kevin Stiff first began complaining to the township board about street light outages. Speaking during public comment at several township board meetings, Stiff, who is both a township business owner and a resident, said he feels like “a broken record” because he is not seeing much progress. At the most recent […]

C-A middle schoolers racking up robotics victories




FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics teams brought home four of the six trophies from the VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Cranbrook Kingswood Boys Middle School in Bloomfield Hills. They came out on top again on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Nissan VEX Starstruck Qualifier held at the Nissan Technical Center North […]

Historical horror mystery penned by English professor



OWOSSO — The public is invited to a book signing for Jeffery Carey Jr., of Otisville and a Baker College professor, Monday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Baker College’s Owosso campus. Carey, an English and general studies professor, has written the historical horror mystery, “The Reflection of Elias Dumont.” The event will be held in the Academic […]

Trustee donates 1907 county atlas to township archives




FLINT TWP. — History buffs or researches interested in seeing what the county and township looked like more than 100 years ago can now find a handy resource at the Flint Township Hall. A 1907 “Standard Atlas of Genesee County, Michigan,” has been added to the historical artifacts and keepsakes displayed in glass-front cabinets in the township hall auditorium. The […]

Voters to decide on 911 price hike




GENESEE COUNTY — Local residents will go to the polls later this year to decide to increase funding for the county 911 emergency call system. Since 2008, when the State of Michigan set the $1.24 monthly surcharge per phone for the service and it has not increased despite having added the City of Flint in August 2015. Director of the […]

In brief



Annual parent/child dance coming soon FLINT TWP. — The Daddy/Daughter Mother/Son Dance for students at Dye and Randels Elementary Schools will be held from 6-8 p.m. on February 10, at Rankin School. Admission is $20 per couple plus $3 for each additional child. The 10th annual Daddy/Daughter Mother/Son Dance for Rankin and Dillon Elementary Schools and The Learning Community will […]

Police seeking hit and run driver



FLINT TWP. — On Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8:36 pm, Flint Township Police responded to W. Court St., east of the I-75 overpass for a pedestrian lying on the ground along the side of the roadway. The pedestrian was identified as Fred Michael Schwartz, a 35-year-old Flint Township resident. Schwartz received emergency aid on scene and was transported to a […]

Variety is the spice of life



When I first started working at Hurley, in 1998, one of the first things I had to do was attend “diversity training”. Being a teaching hospital, Hurley had students from all over the world in their residency program and if you aren’t used to it, cultural variety can cause conflicts, so they were being proactive. At some point I probably […]

WEDDING MARKETPLACE

helping happy couples prepare for big day

GRAND BLANC — Hundreds of brides, their friends and families and a few grooms headed to the Captain’s Club at Woodfield on Sunday, Jan. 29 for the sixth annual Wedding Marketplace. Presented by the Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) the show featured many area vendors, two grand prizes including a $500 voucher to be used with any, or a combination […]


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