Christmas giving tree tradition continues at township hall

FLINT TWP. – ‘Tis the season for Christmas trees, gift giving and good will. Most trees are decorated with sparkly ornaments and lights but each year a special tree is erected at the township hall. Its branches are decked with colorful hats, scarves and gloves that have been lovingly handcrafted or purchased as gifts for children in the Carman-Ainsworth, Swartz […]

Township narrowly approves 2018 budget

FLINT TWP. – In a 4-3 vote, the township board passed a 2018 budget in which projected expenses exceed revenues by slightly more than one million dollars. The difference will be made up from a fund balance of $4,683,929 thereby decreasing the remaining fund balance to $3,677,383. No one spoke at a public hearing prior to the board’s vote. The […]

Rotary selects November Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Rachel Gillespie, a 12th-grader at Carman-Ainsworth High School, have been selected as a Genesee Valley Rotary student of the month for November. Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1000 scholarship at the end of the year. Rachel was nominated by CAHS […]

Board shoots down police contract extension

FLINT TWP. – Something in a proposed four-year contract extension for the Command Officers of Michigan (COAM) police union apparently was not to the liking of the township board. The board’s 5-2 decision rejecting a “memorandum of understanding” followed an hour-long meeting in closed session with its labor attorney, Helen “Lizzie” Mills. There was no discussion before the vote. The […]

Maple Avenue residents seek relief from noisy truck traffic

FLINT TWP. — David Fish, a resident of West Maple Avenue, has been showing up at every township board meetings since September to ask that something be done about semi-trucks and other commercial traffic rumbling past his home at all hours of the day and night. Speaking during public comment, Fish said that the unwelcome traffic started heavily using Maple […]

Motorcycle Club Ice Race benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

FLINT — The Flint Motorcycle Club will host their 58th Annual Motorcycle Ice Race Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd. All proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County. Funds raised support one-to-one mentoring services for local youth. The Flint Motorcycle Club has traditionally used […]

In brief

Township police planning church security training FLINT TWP. — Overwhelming public response to church security seminars offered by the Michigan State Police Training Academy have filled up two sessions, leaving no more room for many people interested in attending, said Police Chief George Sippert, who announced the training last month. To accommodate those left out, the township police are planning […]

Saturday registration event at MCC, Dec. 9

FLINT — Mott Community College is looking for students who are READY to get MORE out of life. To help students complete the necessary steps toward enrollment, Mott Community College (MCC) will be open Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flint Campus. Saturday hours give current and prospective students an opportunity to complete enrollment processes for […]

Old Newsboys annual paper sale is Dec. 8

GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will be holding their annual newspaper sale on Dec. 8. Our volunteers will be on street corners throughout Genesee County as well as in front of some local businesses. For a complete list of where you can donate, go to their Facebook Page or contact their office at 810-744-1840. “This is […]

Donate blood and give more life

GENESEE COUNTY — The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December. Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “I truly owe my life to blood donors,” she said. “Even the […]