Looking back at 2017

FLINT TWP. — Two evacuations at Bishop International Airport topped the list of headlines in 2017. Other major news included an ongoing effort to change the township’s name, major steps made in economic development, technology upgrades, a new water source and a championship season for Carman-Ainsworth robotics teams. Events at Bishop Airport included a bomb scare and a terrorist attack- […]

Expansion approved for animal shelter

FLINT TWP. — The New Year will bring better accommodations for homeless dogs and cats. Cat condos, larger kennels and dog runs are among renovations being planned in an expansion of the Genesee Animal Control Shelter, 4351 W. Pasadena Avenue. The Planning Commission has approved a site plan that calls for a 11,060 square-foot building expansion. “The renovations will significantly […]

Township water now provided by KWA

FLINT TWP. – As of December 15, water from the new Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline began flowing into the township, according to a press announcement from the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office. Flint Township is one of seven communities in the southern portion of Genesee County now served by KWA via a new state-of-the-art treatment plant. Other communities also […]

Fire Chief issues reminder about “silent killer”

FLINT TWP. — As colder weather arrived and the need for warmth increased, Fire Chief Thomas Stadler issued a public warning on November 20 about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Since then, firefighters have responded to five carbon monoxide incidents – three of them were detector issues but two were actually elevated levels of the dangerous, invisible, odorless […]

In brief

Sign up for Senior Olympics FLINT TWP. – Registration for the 2018 Senior Winter Games are being taken through January 11, 2018. You must reside in Genesee County or belong to a Genesee County Senior Center and be at least 50 years of age by January 11, 2018. Birthdate is required for registration purposes. The cost is $12 and includes […]

Police standoff ends peacefully

FLINT TWP. – On Wednesday, December 20 at about 4 p.m., Flint Township Police officers responded to a call in the 2100 block of W. Maple Ave. for a domestic disturbance in progress, according to a press release. Officers arrived on scene and learned that the 30-year- old suspect had assaulted his father and mother. Following the assault, he retreated […]

Elderly man found dead

FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday, December 19, at approximately 10:15 pm, Flint Township Police officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of Lennington Ct. for a medical emergency. Officers arrived on scene and found a deceased male, Leonid Yufa, a 79-year-old Flint Township resident, inside his apartment. Yufa’s death was investigated as a homicide due to foul play that was […]

MCC’s Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy grads announced

FLINT – The Mott Community College Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) will graduate 20 recruits Thursday, Dec. 21, in a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. in the Event Center on the main campus at 1401 E. Court Street in Flint. The keynote address will be given by Chris Swanson, Undersheriff, Office of the Sheriff, Genesee County. Graduating from the […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital WINS $70,000 in Vote for Miracles Contest

FLINT – Hurley Children’s Hospital has taken first place in the Vote for Miracles Contest, winning $50,000. Plus, Dr. Alan Klein, a pediatric dentist on staff at Hurley, donated an additional $20,000 on behalf of the Sheppy Dog Fund because Hurley won. The winnings from this contest will help us create a special treatment room at Hurley Children’s Hospital for […]

Coats for School Kids drive keeps growing

GENESEE COUNTY — Over 260 coats have been given away to children this year through the Coats for School Kids drive. Angie Ridley, realtor for Complete Realty, LLC, founded the drive about three years ago, along with Pam Ploof, who owns Mega Tan, which is in the same building as Complete. “Last year, we gave away over 70 coats,” Ridley […]