Two new police officers ready to serve citizens

FLINT TWP. —Two new police recruits were among the December 21 graduating class of the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) at Mott Community College. Jacob Wright and Terrence Chism received conditional offers of employment in August and began LERTA classes on September 5. Both had already successfully completed physical and psychological examinations, drug tests and other extensive pre-employment evaluations, […]

Two ordinance amendments pending at next board meeting

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments will come up for second reading and possible approval at the 7 p.m., January 8 regular meeting of the Flint Board of Trustees. One amendment has to do with minors purchasing, consuming, possessing or transporting alcohol. the other pertains to the keeping of dogs, cats and wild animals. The minor in possession amendment sets […]

Gaines Township couple welcomes first New Year baby

GAINES TOWNSHIP – When Braxton Michael Jay Yelinek made his debut into the world at 12:12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, he earned instant celebrity status as the first baby of 2018 born at McLaren Flint. Braxton, the son of Matt and Breanna Yelinek of Gaines Township, tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 ¼ inches from […]

Flushing High student selected as finalist for elite Honors Performance Series

FLUSHING – CarolAnn Lesnau, a student at Flushing High School, has been selected for the WorldStrides Honors Performance Series. She will perform Soprano 1 in February with the Honor Women’s Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world. Earlier this year, CarolAnn auditioned for the Honors Performance […]

In brief

Trash pick-up is Friday this week FLINT TWP. — Due to New Year’s holiday on Monday, trash pick-up and recycling this week is delayed until Friday instead of the regular Thursday collection. Trash should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. — R.S. Police offering church security training FLINT TWP. – Registrations are being taken for “Responses to Violent […]

One million more Michigan residents now considered to have high blood pressure

LANSING – New hypertension guidelines will result in more than 1 million additional Michigan residents – many of them younger adults under age 30 – being considered to have high blood pressure. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association redefined high blood pressure as being a reading beginning at 130/80. This is a decrease from the previous […]

SC Chamber, Financial Plus donate Whatchamacallit proceeds to Old Newsboys

FLINT – The Old Newsboys of Flint got a jump start on the 2018 holiday season thanks to Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. Tuesday, Jan. 2, representatives from the credit union and the chamber presented the Old Newsboys with a check for $2,593 – the proceeds from the 13th annual Whatchamacallit business networking […]

Check in online or with your phone, don’t wait in the office

LANSING – The innovative MI-TIME Line service that allows customers to use their phones or computers to make appointments or hold their place in line is being installed at 13 more offices over the next few months, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “Customers who can’t hop online to can soon take advantage of the MI-TIME Line service […]

Flint families can get nutritious food at mobile pantry in January

LANSING – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for January at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in […]

Ferris Wheel Eco-System offering free student membership passes

FLINT – The Ferris Wheel in Downtown Flint is offering free student membership passes until Friday, January 5, A valid student ID will give students an opportunity to utilize the unique benefits of working inside a vibrant co-working space. Ferris Wheel’s business hospitality services land coworkers in the middle of some of the brightest doers in the USA, with access […]