Bomb scare at Bishop Airport ends well

FLINT TWP. — At noon on Thursday, Dianne Koblinskii, a township resident, expected to be at her job transporting vehicles for Hertz which is located at Bishop International Airport. Instead she was restricted to the farend of the rental car parking lot along with about 200 airport employees and travelers during a three-hour airport evacuation due to a bomb scare. […]

Name-change survey postponed until September

FLINT TWP. — Township officials have decided to postpone a name-change survey until September. Initially the township board had approved a survey of residents and businesses owners that was to have been conducted next week through the end of the month. Eric Bowe, a marketing specialist contracted to conduct the survey, presented that timeline and procedural details to the township […]

Fire department gets federal grant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department has been awarded a $276,000 Assistance to Fire Fighting Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, in an announcement to the township board. The grant will be used to purchase Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The award total also requires s a 10% […]

Condemned house gets one last chance

FLINT TWP. — A half-finished house at 1085 Vivian Drive, already under court-order for demolition, has been granted a conditional reprieve. The township board has approved an offer from a developer interested in rehabbing the 2,700 square-foot that was built in 2014 but not completed in the Country Ridge subdivision off Calkins road between Dye and Elms roads. The two-story, […]

New C-A Schools partnership will provide youth health services

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools has formed a new partnership with the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) at Michigan Medicine that will offer fully comprehensive health services to school age youth throughout the community, according to a press release. Beginning in July. the program, housed at Carman-Ainsworth High School, will serve as an expansion of students’ existing […]

In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — An article in the June 8 edition about a proposed township online name-change survey should have said that Flint Township Trustee Carol Pfaff-Dahl said she did not want to exclude senior citizens who might not be computer savvy. The board was discussing alternate ways to survey community members who don’t use computers. — R.S. […]

Senior center buzzing with special events in coming months

FLINT TWP. — A full slate of regular activities is normal at the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road, but the center will be a busy beehive for one-time events over the next few months. Next up, on Monday June 19 is a Communications Skills presentation at 9 a.m. Space is limited. Sign up in advance at the […]

Linden Rd. reconstruction under way

FLINT TWP. — The second phase of construction on Linden Road was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 14, according to a press release from the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC). The GCRC began reconstruction of Linden Road from Lennon Road to Calkins Road in Flint Township on Monday, April 17. This project is broken into four separate phases. The […]

Flint State Police Post Seeking CAUTION Volunteers

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Flint Post is looking for additional volunteers to join CAUTION, which stands for Community Action United Team in Our Neighborhood. CAUTION utilizes a city’s clergy and neighborhood leaders to act as a quick response team to critical incidents to provide a calming influence and to serve as a liaison between law enforcement […]

Volunteer at Sloan Museum Auto Fair

FLINT — Celebrate your love of history and give back to your community by volunteering at Sloan Museum Auto Fair! This annual event couldn’t happen without dedicated volunteers, and we invite you to be a part of it. Volunteers are needed June 24-25. Continuing our tradition of excellence depends upon volunteers willing to assist in several different areas. Download the […]