Sippert retires, new chief of police sworn in




FLINT TWP. — Longtime Flint Township police chief, George Sippert, gave his last report to the Board of Trustees on Monday night to a full house. After 32 years of service to the township, Sippert, who has served as the chief of police since 2004, will officially retire on May 25. Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller read and presented a […]

Former treasurer remembered as upbeat, community-minded




FLINT TWP. — Marsha Binelli will be remembered by many for her jovial nature and her love of the Flint Township community. Binelli, former assistant to the township supervisor who later served as treasurer, died May 17 at Covenant-Saginaw of unknown cardiac issues. She was 58. Genesee County Commissioner Kim Courts, who served on the Flint Township Board of Trustees […]

Genesee Valley Rotary names Students of the Month



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth seniors Ja’Kavien Lewis and Morgan Sherrer have been named students of the month by the Genesee Valley Rotary. Lewis is the son of Latoya Jenkins, stepfather, James Jenkins and father, Preston Moore. He hold a GPA of 3.6 with numerous Accelerated and AP Classes. He plans to attend Northwood University on a full ride basketball scholarship. […]

Genesee County Parks celebrates 50 years




GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Parks celebrates 50 years of the best in nature this year and has programs listed in its Family Fun Guide. “We’re kicking it off Sunday with a fireworks show at Bluebell Beach, which starts at 10 p.m. or when it gets dark, if the weather allows” said Danielle Fulcher, communications, events and brand manager for […]

In brief



Getting it Right In a recent story, “Local students honored for health essays”, it was reported that Genesee Health Plan will be looking for a millage renewal on the August ballot this year. That information was incorrect. The View apologizes for the error. — P.S. St. Robert’s to hold rummage sale FLUSHING — The St. Robert Council of Catholic Women […]

The value of community college




Last month, the New York Times ran an article about the rise of middle-class families sending their students to community college. As Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab of Temple University was quoted, “More middle-class parents are saying, ‘I’m not succumbing to the idea that the only acceptable education is an expensive one.’” Being involved in workforce and talent development, I appreciate this […]

Hamady grocery store closer to its comeback in Genesee County




FLINT — Shoppers on the north end of Flint will soon have a new destination for buying groceries, thanks to the return of an old area favorite: Hamady Complete Food Center, formerly known as Hamady Brothers. Jim McColgan, president of Hamady Complete Food Center Inc., held a press conference Tuesday at the store’s Pearson Rd. location to announce that his […]

In brief



Shiawassee Arts Center seeking artists OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Arts Center in Owosso is inviting artists in all media to submit artwork for 2019 exhibit consideration by June 15. One-person or group exhibits are possible. Mail or drop off up to six photographs or a CD of recent work along with a short bio for review to the Arts Center […]

I honor Memorial Day more now than I did when I was younger



I ’ll admit, as a youngster, Memorial Day was just a holiday to have a barbecue with family or enjoy the opening of the local swimming pool or beach. But now I appreciate my three uncles who served in the Vietnam War and the soldiers who have shed blood and died in all the nation’s wars. According to pbs.org, the […]

Financial Plus Credit Union to host 2nd Annual Paws Party



FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union will host their 2nd annual “Paws Party” on June 1 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The event will be held at Financial Plus Credit Union’s Main Office located at G- 3381 Van Slyke Rd. This event aims to find animals a forever home. “We support the Humane Society in quite a few ways from volunteering […]


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