Packing a paczki

Local retailers were stocked up and ready to meet public demand for the traditional Fat Tuesday indulgence of eating paczkis. Donna’s Donuts on Bristol had boxes stacked to the ceiling awaiting incoming orders for the sweet treat. Local Kroger stores also had a special area set up to serve the baked goods. Eating paczkis on Fat Tuesday is a last […]

Two police officers resign

FLINT TWP. — The ongoing seesaw between recruitment and retention continues for the township police department which accepted resignations last week from two patrol officers. Officer Alexander Knopp resigned to take another job and Officer Nicholas Pohl did not successfully complete field training, said Police Chief George Sippert. Knopp joined the department in August 2014 and Pohl was hired last […]

Suggestion Committee votes to recommend township name change

FLINT TWP. — Will a name change be a game changer for Flint Township’s image and economic development appeal? That was among questions probed during a meeting last week of the Suggestion Committee, a volunteer group made up mostly of residents. Now nearing the end of a nearly six-month inquiry, the committee last week debated the pros and cons of […]

C-AHS celebrates Black History Month luncheon

FLINT TWP. — Kenyetta Dotson, founder of WOW Outreach in Flint and a celebrated community activist, gave a rousing motivational speech to students attending the Carman-Ainsworth High School 11th annual Black History Month Luncheon last week. Dotson, a Flint native and winner of the 2010 Sybyl Award among numerous other accomplishments, shared with the students her humble beginnings growing up […]

Police cars bought locally

FLINT TWP. — Where the police departments buys patrol cars has been cause for concern for some township board members in the past, but the latest purchase passed the buy local test. The township board unanimously approved the purchase of four new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe four-wheel-drive police vehicles from Hank Graff Chevrolet in Davison. Police cars are usually bought through […]

PETA praises fire department for saving dogs

FLINT TWP. — Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley shared with the township board a letter from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) praising the fire department for helping save animals in a house fire last month. The electrical fire occurred about 6 p.m. February 7 at a home in the 2300 block of Nerredia Street, Burkley said. The […]

In brief

Busy month ahead at the senior center FLINT TWP. — The Flint Twp. Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, will be a beehive of activity during the month starting with a Health Fair that took place on Wednesday March 1. Still to come on March 8 are a St. Patrick’s Day corn beef and cabbage lunch for $3; trips to […]

Twp. board OKs more appointments

FLINT TWP. — Two more members and an alternate have been added to the township’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), a body formed many years ago to foster commercial and industrial growth. Lawrence Ratliff and Enrique Rodriguez have been appointed to terms expiring in January 2021. Joshua Rose was named as an alternate to a term expiring in January 2022. Ratliff, […]

TMI: A few true facts about yours truly

I was thinking the other day about all the things people don’t know about me. Yes, I do keep some things to myself despite my tendency to sometimes offer up too much information, both here and on social media. So here it is, full transparency, all the burning questions you’ve ever wanted to ask but never really wanted to know […]

Genisys donates to BackPack Program

On hand during the check presentation from Genisys Credit Union to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s BackPack Program at the Elmer Knopf Learning Center were Reeda Gutwald, Co-Chairperson Backpack Program, Elmer Knopf Learning Center (EKLC); Marianne Skunda, Principal EKLC; Paula Hoppe, Genisys Credit Union Clio Branch Manager; Jaimi Scrivener, Teacher EKLC; Kathleen Payton, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Program […]