County Landbank leading demolition plans

FLINT TWP. — Look for about 35 more blighted houses to be torn down over the next year and a half or so. That’s the good news delivered to the township board last week by Michele Wildman, the recently hired executive director of the Genesee County Landbank. Accompanied by Genesee County Treasurer Deb Cherry, Wildman said she previously worked in […]

Fire Dept. issues 2016 activity report

FLINT TWP. — There were no fire fatalities in Flint Township in 2016 is among the top news to be found in the 2016 Annual Fire Activity Report prepared by Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley, who has led the departments since the previous fire chief retired in April 2015. For the second year in a row, after a long hiatus, […]

And the winner is …

The Flint Township Fire Department recently won this used fire truck at an auction with a winning bid of $24,101. They have named it Squad 16. It is a 1995 International 4900 Command/Light fire truck that was sold by the Davison Fire Department. through Repocast of Flint. Some lettering on the truck has yet to be completed but otherwise it […]

Township board approves appointments

FLINT TWP. — As part of an initiative to beef up economic development activity, the township board has approved several appointees to its Economic Development Corporation (EDC) The board also named two alternates for the Zoning Board of Appeals and appointed a new member to the Board of Review which is set hold several hearings next month to take assessment […]

Rotary honors Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Jonathan Powell and Jahanna Miller-Thompson, both seniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School, were selected as January Students of the Month by the Genesee Valley Rotary Club. Jonathan was recommended by Jennifer Hartman, his social studies teacher and C-AHS principal Debbie Davis. He is enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) Medical Sciences Program as a dual enrollment […]

In brief

Township meetings FLINT TWP. — The township board’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. The meeting was pushed back one day due to Presidents Day when offices will be closed. Also, the township’s Suggestion Committee is scheduled to meet again at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The group will discuss the pros and cons […]

New MW Gallery exhibit explores uncertainty in times of upheaval

FLINT — MW Gallery is beginning the new year with a new exhibition titled, “Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from the Mott-Warsh Collection.” The exhibit, featuring over 40 works of art, examines many of the national and international social and political issues of the day through the work of abstractionists, photojournalists, figurative and conceptual artists represented in the […]

MCC Offers Health Sciences Career Night

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will hold its Health Sciences Career Night, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Curtice-Mott Building Room 2203 on the Flint campus. To register for the event, go to sciences/ Current and prospective students can learn about high demand Health Science career programs available at MCC, including occupational Associate degree pathways, transferrable degrees, […]

The Salvation Army recognizes Skaff, Heidebreicht-Benson, with awards

GENESEE COUNTY — Dick Skaff has been named the 2016 Jack Hamady Humanitarian Award Recipient, while Chris Heidebreicht- Benson received the 2016 Hands of Mercy Award at the Salvation Army’s recent Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner. The prestigious Jack Hamady award was created in honor of Hamady’s entire life, based on the theory that hard work breeds success. Advisory Board President, […]

MCC Programs recognized as Children’s Champions

FLINT — Two Mott Community College (MCC) programs were honored as Children’s Champions at the Priority Children Children’s Champion Awards breakfast Feb. 8. The JAG/JMG & LEAP program was recognized as a Champion in the category of “Opportunities to Develop Life Skills for Youth,” and the College’s Motherly Intercession Service Learning Initiative was recognized in the category of providing “Volunteerism […]