Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Robotics Cap Rookie Year at VEX Worlds

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School’s robotics teams topped off a successful rookie season with an appearance last week at the 2017 VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. MO’ Peeps, Team 1375A, finished 24th out of 80 teams in the Opportunity Division. Even MO’ Peeps, Team 1375B, finished 44th out of 80 teams in the Spirit Division, according to […]

Police interactions brochure provides tips

FLINT TWP. – “What to do when stopped by police” is a new brochure created by the Flint Township Police Department in cooperation with the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. Copies are available at the township hall and police station and also being handed out by officers, said Police Chief George Sippert, who displayed the tri-fold, full-color brochure at […]

Township planners looking ahead

FLINT TWP. – What would happen if the Sears and/or Macy’s department stores at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall should permanently close? It is an unpleasant, perhaps even shocking scenario, but one that township officials are including in their forward thinking. Larry Ford, chairman of the township Planning Commission raised the Sears/ Macy’s question during a discussion at a recent […]

Wear Blue to support Child Abuse Prevention

GENESEE COUNTY – Friday, April 25 is Wear Blue Day is to raise awareness and gain support for preventing child abuse by inspiring everyone to wear blue- one of the last of monthlong events during the observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout April, Paint Our Town Blue organizers encouraged everyone to show their support by putting blue ribbons or […]

Get ready to vote in Tuesday Special Election

FLINT TWP. – Voting machines are ready to go for the Tuesday. May 2 Special Election, when all Genesee County voters are being asked to approve a funding increase for the Genesee County 911 emergency system. If approved, the line item surcharge on telephone bills will increase to $1.86 per month – a 62-cents increase through December 31, 2021. The […]

In brief

Five new firefighters GAINES TOWNSHIP – Five new Gaines Township firefighters have graduated from the fire academy. They are: Blake Lakies, Jason Meyer, Ryan Wilburn, Barbara Hyrman, John McCallem. – L.R. Board leadership changes CLAYTON TOWNSHIP and SWARTZ CREEK – Ken Engle is the new chairman of the Swartz Creek Area Fire Board. Engle was elected to the leadership position […]

Dust under control?

FLINT TWP. – By now, the debate over township dust control should be settled but it required a personal visit from John Daly, director of the Genesee County Road Commission. Daly was asked to attend the township board’s April 17 meeting to explain the terms of the annual Dust Control Contract for gravel roads in the township. In late March, […]

Bishop Airport hosting another TSA PreCheck Temporary Enrollment Center

FLINT TWP. – Bishop Airport’s last two TSA PreCheck (Pre) Enrollments were so popular, it is being offered for a third time, according to a press release. Appointments are being scheduled now for May 22 through May 26. Walkins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. TSA Pre is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy […]


NEW CONSTRUCTION CONDOS – An official grand opening and ribbon cutting event took place on the afternoon of Thursday, April 20th at the Mallard Ponds Condominium community off Davison Road in Burton. Both the Burton and Grand Blanc Chambers were in attendance. Builder Vito Castellana, of VIP Homes, along with Realtor Amy Rechsteiner, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate […]

In brief

Cars, cyberspace to be discussed FLINT – The Mid-Michigan Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) is hosting a Cybersecurity Panel, May 15, at 6 p.m. This event will be held at the Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, Michigan. A dinner will be served at 7 p.m. prior to the evening’s program. The program will be a […]