DIRT ROAD



Probably the widest if not longest dirt road in Flint Township (temporarily) is the westbound lanes of I-69 where construction crews have been busy since March 12 rebuilding the freeway from Fenton Road to Ballenger Highway. Initial plans called for westbound lanes to reopen in July when traffic will be switched over from the eastbound lanes. The project is not […]

Police mutual aid pact updated




FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved the Genesee County Mutual Police Assistance Agreement, as drafted by the Genesee County Association of Chiefs of Police, said township Police Chief George Sippert. Local municipalities have worked under a mutual aid agreement for decades but it had not been updated in a while, Chief Sippert said, who added that the new […]

Save the date: Townhall meeting being planned




FLINT TWP. — The township will be a stop for the statewide Michigan Truth Tour in partnership with the award-winning Bridge Magazine, according to an announcement this week by Clerk Kathy Funk. From 25 to 100 local people will be invited to the Flint Township Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. on September 12 for a 45-60-minute discussion called “A […]

May is Electrical Safety Month



FLINT TWP. — Fire Chief Thomas Stadler presented a proclamation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder proclaiming May as Electrical Safety Month. It states that the main causes of electrical residential fires in Michigan last year were related to heat from powered and operating equipment that lead to 4,343 reported fires; 9 civilian deaths, 91 civilian injuries and 29 fire fighter […]

Local 598 poker run to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs




FLINT – Their charitable work has earned them the nickname “the local union with a heart,” and now members of UAW Local 598 are activating their community service super powers to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint. Local 598 will sponsor a poker run motorcycle ride Saturday, May 19. Registration takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. […]

Local students honored for health essays




FLINT TWP. — Two students from Genesee STEM Academy were honored last week for their expressions of how their family health history had impacted them and how it was important in their lives. The awards took place at the Genesee Health Plan (GHP) annual Health Care Hall of Fame dinner held at Genesys Banquet Center in Grand Blanc Township. First […]

In brief



CTPD to donate Tahoe to SCAFD CLAYTON TWP. – The Clayton Township Board of Trustees has approved the transfer of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe to the Swartz Creek Area Fire Department from the Clayton Township Police Department. Township Supervisor Chris Gehringer said the vehicle was no longer useful for police purposes. Police department Interim Chief Charlotte Brown suggested donating the […]

Back with more personalized license plates



I haven’t done a column about personalized license plates in probably a year or more. I’ve done these columns occasionally for the past 10 years, mainly because I find personal plates to sometimes be hilarious, but also because many readers enjoy them too. So I’ve been keeping track over the last year and I have a few I’d like to […]

Genisys Credit Union Donates $36K to OLHSA



AUBURN HILLS — Genisys Credit Union presented a check for $36,000 to the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) for their Walk for Warmth campaign. The money was raised by Genisys members and staff through several fundraising activities leading up to the event. The walk, held earlier this year at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, raised money to help people who […]

Hurley Medical Center verified as mid-Michigan’s only Level I Trauma Center



FLINT – Hurley Medical Center has long been the leader in trauma care as the northern most Level I Trauma Center in the state. They have just maintained the only Level 1 Trauma verification and the highest Level II Pediatric Trauma verification in the area. The Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons examined five separate categories as […]


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