SPOOKTACULAR TURNOUT – Despite a spurt of rain and temperatures in the mid-40s, thousands of children and adults lined up for the first-ever Genesee County 911 First Responder Trunk-or-Treat event, hosted by the Michigan State Police on Corunna Road. Fire, police and EMTs from several jurisdictions around the county including Flint Township were on hand to help pass out candy […]

Fundraiser for elementary student battling cancer

FLINT TWP. — Everyone is asked to come out to support a fundraiser for Tavares Mance, 11, a Dye Elementary student diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. A fundraiser is being planned from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5 at Luigi’s Restaurant, 2132 Davison Road in Flint. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the […]

Twp. board extends labor contract

FLINT TWP. — The township board has unanimously approved a one-year labor contract extension for the township Police Department Communications Operators (Com OPs) with a two percent increase in the wage schedule. The contract extension is from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 the current twoyear contract expires December 31 of this year. All language from that contract will […]

Airport employees honored for bravery

FLINT — On October 24, the Bishop International Airport Authority presented resolutions honoring seven airport employees for their heroic actions on June 21, 2017, when a terrorist brutally attacked Public Safety Lieutenant Jeffrey Neville, stabbing him in the neck, according to a press release. Authority employees, Lt. Jeffrey Neville, Maintainer, Richard Krul, Public Safety Officer Lt. Dan Owen, Chief Christopher […]

Special needs BAM! boy gets Batmobile thanks to Home Depot

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A special little boy who is fond of superheroes has a couple of his own superheroes who helped make his Halloween extra special. Keegan Steele is a 5-year-old boy with wide eyes full of wonder, an infectious smile and a thick crop of blond hair. Born 10 weeks early, Keegan has cerebral palsy and a host of […]

Larger sign approved for Mo Pete’s at the mall

FLINT TWP. — Mo Pete’s Sports Retreat at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, received approval for its six-foot, LEDlit sign, designed to be seen from the parking lot, to maximize visibility. It is located toward the back of the mall’s Outdoor Village corridor which is fronted by Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Bar Louie restaurant. At its October 18 meeting […]

In brief

GDL events in November FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library- McCarty branch, 2071 S Graham Rd., will hold a cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. on November 9. Chef Ming Louie will demonstrate how to make a delicious stir-fried lettuce dish. (Due to Genesee County Health Department regulations there will be no tasting.) Guests will leave with a copy of […]

Police arrest purse snatching suspect

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a recent string of unarmed robberies that occurred at local grocery stores in Flint Township. During the morning hours of Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, officers responded to four separate incidents where elderly females ‘purses were taken from them in the parking lot, according to […]

Hurley Announces the opening of a Trauma Recovery Center

Dr. Michael Jaggi, who is the vice president and chief medical officer at Hurley Medical Center, addressed the crowd gathered at last Friday’s press conference at the hospital to announce Hurley’s plans to open Michigan’s first Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). The new TRC assists victims of crime to help them meet their own needs as they transition from the hospital […]

SpartanNash Foundation donates $4,400 to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

During the 12-day SpartanNash Foundation hunger scan, store guests who visited any participating SpartanNash-owned retail store or fuel center in eight states had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised going to support community food pantries and food banks. As a result, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan received […]