FBI labels knife attack at Bishop as terrorism

FLINT TWP. — The FBI is investigating a June 21 knife attack on a police officer at Bishop International Airport as an act of terrorism. The victim, Lt. Jeff Neville, was initially listed in critical condition but underwent immediate surgery and has since been released from the hospital to recuperate at home. He’s been on the airport force since 2001. […]

Board approves fire chief contract, mum on firefighters’ contract

FLINT TWP. — After meeting in a closed session, the township board approved 5 to 1 the contract for new Fire Chief Thomas Stadler. Trustee Barb Vert voted against the contract which offers a $89,250 salary that will increase to $93,713 at the end of a successful six-month probation period. Trustee Frank Kasle was absent from the special meeting held […]

C-A Board approves 2017-18 budget

FLINT TWP. — There are a few staff reductions but no changes in programs for Carman-Ainsworth Schools in a “tight” 2017-18 budget approved last week by the township board. The general fund budget will need about $20,000 from its fund balance to bridge the gap between $53,117,029 in expected revenues and $53,137,766 in expenses. That will leave a projected fund […]

3 full-time firefighters hired conditionally

FLINT TWP. — For the first time since 2002, the township board has approved the hiring of three new fulltime firefighters. The fire squad is made up mostly of on-call firefighters but the fulltime crew is tasked with manning the township’s three fire stations. The department is currently operating with nine full time fire fighters but budgeted for 12, said […]

Twp. board notified of two recent liquor license applications

FLINT TWP. — As of June1, the township board has been advised of two applications to the state of Michigan for liquor licenses, according to Clerk Kathy Funk. One is for the new Woodhaven club house facility, 5111 Woodlands Court, (off Dye Road) and the second is for the Family Dollar store at 1275 N. Ballenger Highway. Woodhaven applied for […]

In brief

Church blood drive is today MUNDY TWP. — Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 2051 West Maple Avenue, will conduct an American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 5:45 p.m. on, Thursday, June 29. To schedule an appointment, visit online at www.redcross.org (sponsor code Lamb) or call 1-800-Red Cross (1800-733-2767).— R.S. Church hosting comedy show, car show July 2 FLINT […]

Name-change committee given progress report

FLINT TWP. – After the township board decided to delay a namechange survey until the fall, Suggestion Committee Chairperson Jerry Preston issued an update to the committee. Here is where we stand as of this date, Preston said in his advisory: 1. As you know there is a question about putting the name change on a ballot for the residents […]

Mott Foundation surpasses $1B in grants

FLINT — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced it has surpassed $1 billion in total grantmaking related to the greater Flint area since the organization was established in 1926. Adjusted for inflation, the figure would be more than $2.3 billion in 2016 dollars. A $3.2 million grant to the Crim Fitness Foundation for ongoing support of a community education […]

Showing their appreciation

Flint Area School Employees Credit Union hosted a member appreciation open house last week at their Calkins Road office. Pictured are Melissa Russell with her son Ethan and daughter Miranda.

Financial Plus donates $1,000 and supplies to the Humane Society of Genesee County

FLINT – Financial Plus made a huge difference at the Humane Society of Genesee County. Financial Plus donated $1,000, pet supplies, and volunteered at the shelter on May 18. All donations went directly towards the Humane Society of Genesee County animals’ needs. The Humane Society operates on donations only and does not receive Federal or State funding. “Financial Plus is […]