Fire captain retires

Replacement soon to be promoted

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees honored a retiring fire captain and laid the groundwork for his successor. The board authorized Supervisor Karyn Miller to request from the Civil Service Commission the name of the highest scorer on a recent test for the captain position. Chief Thomas Stadler said that four eligible captains took the test. The name […]

My surgeon teaches me about liver transplants

A new lease on life

(Editor’s note: This is the third in a five-part series where I will recount my battle with cirrhosis of the liver and the life changing transplant I received in September. My story is an account of how I overcame my illness, but mostly I hope to heighten awareness about the organ donor program.) Surprise! You may have thought my story […]

Genesee Valley Rotary Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. – Kate McGilvery and Byzjon Speights, seniors at Carman- Ainsworth High School, have been selected as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for January. Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship at the end of the year. Kate was […]

Township board approves Minors in Possession ordinance amendment

FLINT TWP. — Questions raised during public comment at the township board meeting earlier this month delayed the second reading and adoption of an ordinance amendment pertaining to minors purchasing, consuming, possessing or transporting alcohol (MIP). One question raised was about adding language penalizing parents for actions of their underage children in possession of alcohol. Another question addressed holding liquor […]

In brief

3 percent health care refunds being paid FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools is reaching out to former employees and retirees who are due a refund of money wrongfully taken from their paychecks between July 2010 and January 2013 under Public Act 75 of 2010 which required them to contribute 3 percent of their pay to a Retiree Healthcare Fund, Ending […]

Financial Plus hosts 14th Whatchamacallit event

Raised $2,598 for the Old Newsboys, 480 pounds of food for the Food Bank

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 14th annual Whatchamacallit networking event on Dec. 8. Whatchamacallit is an early morning holiday networking event held at Financial Plus Credit Union’s main office. This event aims to raise money and donations to benefit the Old Newsboys of Flint and the Food Bank of […]

Business meeting produces several economic development ideas

FLINT TWP. — How about an outdoor amphitheater in the township to provide a venue for public concerts like those in Clio and Flushing? How about better access from the freeway to Beecher Road to benefit the medical businesses there? How about shuttle service, video surveillance, sidewalks, crosswalks and better lighting to improve township safety for residents and visitors. Those […]

Genesee Health Plan announces Senior Dental Program for residents

FLINT – Genesee Health Plan (GHP) has announced a new, free Senior Dental Program for Genesee County residents age 60 or older. The program aims to provide dental coverage to Genesee County seniors and veterans who don’t have access to dental coverage. “There are many seniors and veterans in our community who have medical coverage but don’t have dental coverage, […]

In brief

Grant to new Hamady Brother’s grocery store will fund 61 full-time jobs FLINT — GST Michigan Works! is pleased to announce that they were able to assist Hamady Brother’s Grocery Store in the opening of a new Hamady Complete Food Center location in Flint through Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) Grant Funding. Hamady received a $51,000 award which will be […]

Suspect arrested for criminal sexual assault

FLINT TWP. — On Jan. 17, at approximately 8:54 pm, township officers responded to the 3000 block of Preston Place (Pasadena Mobile Home Park) for a report of a sexual assault involving a child, according to a police press release. The victim, a 6-year-old female Flint Township resident, was reported to have been sexually assaulted by her mother’s live-in boyfriend. […]