Not all children come back to school equipped with necessary school supplies. So, Toys R Us, in partnership with the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD,) is collecting school supplies to support needy families and students. Shoppers can purchase items at the store or drop off supplies in the collection bins located inside the Flint Babies R Us, 3274 South Linden. […]

Two entry-level officers hired

FLINT TWP.— The township board has approved conditional offers of employment for two entry-level police officers, reducing the number of openings to five. Jacob Wright and Terrence Chism will attend the Police Academy beginning September 5 and be sworn in after graduation at the end of the year, said Chief George Sippert. Both have successfully completed physical and psychological examinations, […]

Flint man charged with embezzling charitable gaming proceeds

FLINT TWP. — David Lee Thiese Sr., 78, of Flint, was arraigned Aug. 3 in 67th District Court in Grand Blanc for allegedly embezzling more than $38,000 in charitable gaming funds from St. Pius X Catholic Church and School, 3139 Hogarth Ave., and affiliated groups, according to a press release. Charges were filed following a joint investigation by the Michigan […]

City to improve Don Shenk house

SWARTZ CREEK – The City of Swartz Creek will make a substantial investment in renovating a home in Winchester Village. The city paid $30,000 to buy the property at 5256 Don Shenk from the county, which seized the house to recoup back taxes. “Our vision was to improve the neighborhood,” said City Manager Adam Zettel. “It’s a neighborhood stabilization effort.” […]

Flint State Police Post hosting second Citizens Academy

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Flint Post is accepting applications for its 2nd annual Citizens’ Academy, which will begin Monday, October 2 and end Monday, November 20. The eightweek academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their awareness of law enforcement’s […]

Former fire chief’s grandson pays visit

FLINT TWP. — As a boy, U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee spent a lot of time at the township fire station with his grandfather Jack Maxwell, who served as the first township fulltime fire chief for 25 years – from 1947 to 1972. Maxwell’s legacy lives on in photographs, documents and policies still in place at the fire department. That paved […]

Linden Road reconstruction Stage 3 underway

FLINT TWP — The final leg of the Linden Road reconstruction project is underway. Work began on August 19 on Stage 3 of the four-stage project, which began April 1 in a work zone between Corunna and Calkins Road. Stage one targeted the west side of that’s section and stage 2 targeted the east side. Similarly, stage three, will focus […]

Prep work on I-69 reconstruction starts

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $34 million to reconstruct two miles of I-69, including work to eight bridge and ramp structures between Ballenger Highway and Fenton Road according to a press release. Beginning Monday Aug. 28, road crews will begin to stage and prep the work zone for the 2018 construction season. This work […]

In brief

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday GENESEE COUNTY — A Genesee County Recycle Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 26 at Flushing High School, 5039 Deland Road, and another on Saturday October 22 at Bentley High School, 1150 N Belsay Rd, both from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collections also will be held on both dates at the Flint […]

Pink Night Palooza hopes to help deal with breast cancer

FLINT — Having been a Breast Health Navigator since 2008, Marsha Schmit has helped hundreds of patients with breast cancer, guiding women through the long and difficult journey they face after being diagnosed. Schmit is committed to reducing stress and getting people on the road to recovery. When appointed to the Breast Health Navigator position in 2008, Schmit brought with […]