Baker College earns honor for Running Start

FLINT TWP. — Baker College is one of the first Michigan higher education institutions — and one of only 105 nationwide — that has earned national accreditation for its concurrent enrollment program for high school students. Baker College concurrent enrollment courses are available through the college’s Running Start initiative. It offers state-sanctioned programs that allow high school students to earn […]

Overturned semi-truck blocks I-75

FLINT TWP. — Memorial Day weekend travel hit a snag mid-morning on Friday for southbound travelers when a semi-truck overturned on the I-75 entry ramp off Corunna Road. The driver of the semi was on the ramp from Corunna Road to southbound I-75 and was traveling too fast, according to a Flint Township police report. This caused his load to […]

Financial Plus Credit Union to host ‘Paws Party’

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union will host a “Paws Party” on Fri., June 16 from 11 a.m. –—2 p.m. The event will be held at Financial Plus Credit Union’s Main Office, located at G-3381 Van Slyke Rd. in Flint. The event aims to find animals a forever home and to raise awareness about their exclusive discount program, Benefits Plus. […]

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser set for June 7

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — The Swartz Creek Lions Club will sponsor the 3rd annual Bill and Monte Morgan Memorial Spaghetti Dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at American Legion Post 294, 3440 Morrish Road. Raffles. Take-out available. Proceeds go to Elms Park renovations, memorial grants for special needs students in Swartz Creek, and the Lions Club. $7 […]

In brief

Come see the rides FLINT TWP. — A hot air balloon, ambulance and police cars will be among the modes of travel featured at Transportation Day 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 2 at the Carman-Ainsworth The Learning Community 1181 W. Scottwood Avenue. Parking will be at Central Church of the Nazarene 1261 W. Bristol Road. A […]

PEG report from Swartz Creek Schools

FLINT TWP. — In a supplemental fundraising efforts, Swartz Creek schools have created a coffee shop through a partnership with the Coffee Beanery to sell its coffee and cappuccino during school hours, according to a quarterly report to the Flint Township Board, on how the district spends its Public, Educational or Governmental (PEG) funds. Three or four times a year, […]

WFBA hears about culture in schools during meeting

FLINT TWP. — A statewide teacher shortage, a 13-year early college program for high school students, teen suicide and ways to improve school culture were among school improvement topics covered by Swartz Creek School Superintendent Benjamin Mainka, who was guest speaker at the May meeting of the West Flint Business Association. A teacher shortage is epidemic statewide, getting to a […]

Drain Commissioner updates locals on KWA pipeline progress

GRAND BLANC TWP. — This fall, with hardly an indication it’s happening, residents will be getting their water from the KWA, or Karegnondi Water Authority, but the change shouldn’t be noticeable according to Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright, who recently spoke at the Grand Blanc Community Homeowners Forum. Besides answering residents drain related questions, Wright explained he believed the […]

Remembering the fallen

Area residents pay their respects to America’s military personnel who gave their lives for their country during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Swartz Creek.

Township renews block grant funding through 2020

FLINT TWP. — The township is on board to continue entitlement status in the Genesee County Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG) from 2018-2020. The township board unanimously approved a cooperative letter of agreement to remain a part of the program which establishes requirements and procedures that participating units of government must adhere to in order to qualify for CDBG […]