HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN CROWNED — Ja’kavien Lewis and Brejae Gates were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during halftime festivities at the Carman- Ainsworth homecoming football game last weekend. They were chosen in voting by their peers. Ja’kavien is the son of Latoya and James Jenkins. He has been on the Varsity basketball team for 4 years, plays for A.A.U […]

Township board takes no action on land purchase offer

FLINT TWP. — Despite increasing his purchase offer price to $216,200 from $173,200, local developer Pat Battaglia of Holly, failed to seal a deal with the township board to buy 86.65 acres of vacant land on South Dyewood, which the township acquired for free through tax reversion in 2011. Battaglia first presented a $173,000 purchase offer at the July 10 […]

Street lighting district delayed

FLINT TWP. — A public hearing at the township board meeting Monday night shed very little light on a proposal to formally establish the entire township as a special assessment district for street lighting. Township assessors who were expected to provide answers about the special assessment failed to attend the meeting. The assessment is being proposed to enable the township […]

Township joins Voter Registration Day

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township took part in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on September 26. The event was one of approximately 2,000 Voter Registration drives held across the nation that day. “We register voters Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5:30 pm,” said Clerk Kathy Funk. “It was fun to celebrate the importance of voting with others across […]

Consent agenda policy narrowly approved

FLINT TWP. — Township board members consented by a narrow margin to a new consent agenda policy, effective beginning with the October 16 meeting. A consent agenda lists items, usually of a routine nature that require little discussion that are approved or denied in one umbrella action by the board, ,as defined in “A Clerk’s Guide to Governance,’ published by […]

VFW sponsoring patriotic contests

FLINT TWP. — The VFW Chevrolet Motor Post 3087, G-4138 Corunna Road, has invited students and teachers at Carman-Ainsworth Schools and statewide to participate in one of three patriotic contests. The VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest is for students in grades 6-8. This year’s theme is “American’s Gift to My Generation.” open to grade students in public, private, parochial and […]

C-A reports “stranger danger” incident

FLINT TWP. — Add Carman- Ainsworth Schools to local districts recently reporting incidents of a stranger approaching children. In a letter dated, Monday October 2, C-A Superintendent Eddie Kindle sent a letter to parents notifying them of an incident reported that morning. A C-A middle school student reported being approached at about 7:05 a.m. by a stranger while standing at […]

In brief

Shred Day date coming soon FLINT TWP. – The date for the autumn Township Shredding Day is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 14 at the township administrative building, 1490 S. Dye Road. Township residents are allowed to bring up to two boxes of documents per vehicle. That applies to paper only. Items that will not be accepted include […]

Catching up with Dustin Swerdan

Editor’s note: Contributing writer, John “JD” Dombrowski, reports regularly for the View Newspapers on the topics of local bands and the local music scene. JD’s voice is familiar to many readers through his connections with the Flint and Genesee community as a local business owner, Burton Chamber of Commerce Chairman, promoter and through his own bands. I had the opportunity […]

I will be celebrating Sweetest Day without the romance!

I love holidays, and I am looking forward to Sweetest Day! Some people refuse to celebrate Sweetest Day because they think it’s a commercial holiday made up by the greeting card or gift companies in order for them to make more money. But, the holiday has noble beginnings. Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland in 1922, during the Great Depression, and […]