Major road construction underway on Linden Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Road construction crews have rolled out the orange barrels to start nearly seven months of reconstruction work on Linden Road between Lennon and Calkins Roads. The project began Monday, April 17, and is targeted for completion on November 10. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route or plan for delays while traveling Linden Road. The project, […]

Twp. board OKs new police dog purchase

FLINT TWP. — By mid-summer, the township will be served by two canine police officers. Gunner, the current police dog, has been on duty since 2011 and will need to retire from service in about two years, said Police Chief George Sippert. The township board approved Chief Sippert’s request to add a second dog to the staff. “This will allow […]

Twp. board sets public hearing for Brownfield Redevelopment

FLINT TWP. — Two vacant trailer parks where the concrete pads and wiring still are in place is one example of a distressed township property that could benefit from Brownfield Redevelopment, said Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director. No longer just a means to clean up contaminated sites, Brownfield Redevelopment can be used for environmentally distressed, functionally obsolete and other […]

C-A Foundation Silent Auction is next week

FLINT TWP. — The Carman Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) Silent Auction & Raffle for Kids, now in its third year, serves two purposes – to raise funds for school projects and to honor a select group of people who have provided outstanding service and commitment to C-A students, parents, and staff. Prepaid tickets are $25 each with payment and RSVP’s […]

EDC taking care of twp. business

FLINT TWP. — The township Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is up and running with several irons in the fire. The EDC is again actively pursuing economic development projects after many years of being an inactive body that met once a year in May to fulfill legal obligations. Members include Don Thompson, chairperson; John Koegel, Lawrence Ratliff, Enrique Rodriguez, Grace Glass, […]

Construction approved by Planning Commission

FLINT TWP. — Site plans for two new builds were approved last week by the township Planning Commission. One will be a 4,000 square-foot stand-alone PureSleep retail store to be built on a vacant lot at Miller Road, next door to the Best Buy building. The other is two 8,000 square foot buildings for a Medical Office Complex to be […]

In brief

Register for youth baseball FLINT TWP. — Registrations are being taken for the Carman-Ainsworth Youth Baseball League. Friday, April 21 is the deadline for youngsters ages 7-16 who will play May 30- June 20 on Tuesday and Thursday at the middle school. The cost is $90 for helmet and pants. For younger children, ages 3-6, the T-Ball registration deadline is […]

Flint & Genesee Job Fair to provide access to employers, community resources

GENESEE COUNTY — More than 20 employers looking to fill entry-level positions will meet with job seekers during the Flint & Genesee Job Fair, to be held Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baker College of Flint. Check-in will be located at the student center. In addition to on-site interviews, the job fair – open to […]


RICHARD VINCENT COOPER passed away peacefully early in the morning of Friday, February 17, 2017 with his son, Kevin and daughter-in-law, Suzanne at his side, in their home, in Valencia, CA. Richard, “Dick”, had called the Flushing/Flint area his primary home along with his late, long-time girlfriend Margret “Marge’ Connor for the past 20 years. This past October, Dick suffered […]

Tattoos & piercings: a major cover up

A news story I just read said young people are starting to have their tattoos removed and their piercings spackled over (or however it is doctors fix such things.) “Many are seeking to reverse the impulsive, perhaps keg-fueled decisions of their not-quite-lost youths,” the article said. “That tongue piercing, that bone through the nose, that conspicuously placed tattoo you got […]