Presenting the Class of 2017

Carman-Ainsworth High School held its commencement on Wednesday, May 31, at which 347 young people completed one of life’s major rites of passage. “I Was Here’’ by Beyonce was their Class Song. The Lilium “Stargazer” was their Class Flower and the Class Gift was to the Water Bottle Foundation. Their Class Motto was” Be more concerned with your character than […]

Board says no to public posting of township bills

FLINT TWP. — In the interest of transparency and accountability, Township Treasurer Lisa Anderson proposed publicly posting monthly township’s bills but the majority of the board disagreed with her. The township board defeated Anderson’s proposal in a fourthree vote with Anderson and Trustees Frank Kasle and Carol Pfaff-Dahl voting in favor and Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, Clerk Kathy Funk and […]

Name-change survey coming online this month

FLINT TWP. — Following up on its decision last month to commission a name-change survey, the board on Monday heard an explanation on the process Monday from Eric Bowe, a Detroit-based marketing expert who was hired to conduct the research. Bowe proposed a four to eight minute survey to be conducted online around June 19-30. He’s aiming for as many […]

There’s a new fire chief in town

FLINT TWP. — Filling a vacancy after nearly two and a half years, the township has a new fire chief. The township board voted unanimously on Monday to promote Fire Captain Thomas Stadler to the position, based on the recommendation of its Civil Service Commission. Stadler is a 22-year veteran of the fire department, according to a brief biography presented […]

Township represented at I-69 meeting in Washington, D.C.

FLINT TWP. —Tracey Tucker, building director and director of economic enhancement, represented the Township at a Washington DC Fly-In, designed to promote interests along the I-69 freeway which runs from the Canadian border at Port Huron through Texas. The caucus was designed to bring together Senators and Representatives from all eight states that I-69 travels through. I-69 in Michigan is […]

In brief

Dinner planned for fallen solider FLINT TWP. — A Highway Sign Dedication dinner to honor the memory of Joe Johnson, a Carman-Ainsworth graduate, is set for 5-8 p.m., on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the Canadian Steak and Fish Restaurant, 3235 W Thompson Rd, Fenton. Johnson, who died in combat on June 16, 2010, in Afghanistan. recently had a portion […]

McLaren appoints Henderson to VP post

FLINT — Donald O. Henderson, MSA, MT (ASCP), has been appointed vice president of corporate laboratory services for McLaren Health Care. “Don Henderson has more than three decades of laboratory experience, starting as a technician then rapidly advancing to top leadership positions,” said Bart Buxton, president and CEO, McLaren Oakland and McLaren Homecare Group, which includes McLaren Medical Laboratory. “His […]

UM-Flint announces new STEM Summer Camp for Girls, Grades 7-9

FLINT— The University of Michigan-Flint’s College of Arts & Sciences has announced a new twoday summer camp for girls interested in STEM subjects. UM-Flint GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science will present a multi-faceted experience for participants, featuring hands-on activities and experiments led by university faculty. Members of the camp can expect to learn about wildlife biology through animal […]

Rescue 911 events teach Genesee County kids about safety

FLINT – Hurley Medical Center, the region’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, Stat EMS, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, Genesee County Parks and Recreation and the city of Fenton have teamed up to teach kids ages 8-12 valuable safety lessons during free events throughout Genesee County. Activities include: • Police and Fire Vehicle Tours • Bike and Helmet Safety […]

Secretary of State working to be easier, faster

GENESEE COUNTY — As more and more customers take advantage of alternative ways to do business with the Secretary of State such as online services at ExpressSOS. com, the department is moving forward with several technology-driven improvements to provide faster and more convenient service. “Michigan residents are realizing there are better ways to renew their tabs or change their address […]