Rows of American flags waving from fence posts at two township cemeteries over the Memorial Day weekend were the handiwork of Township Clerk Kathy Funk and her husband Doug. She was inspired to install the tributes during a visit to Linden last year where she saw the cemetery there decorated for Memorial Day. “I decided it would be nice to […]

Obsolete fire equipment donated

FLINT TWP. — The township fire department’s gain also will provide a win-win situation for neighboring fire departments. In a generous gesture of spreading the wealth, the Fire Department has donated some of its old equipment to three other local fire departments to use for parts. Seeking approval from the township board to make the donation, Fire Chief Tom Stadler […]

Township board considering new sewer system management

FLINT TWP. — The township board is accepting bids for a contractor to maintain the sanitary sewer system and pump stations. The system is currently maintained by Genesee County Water and Waste (GCWW). But the township is looking at changes under the guidance of deputy supervisor Randall Stewart. Before approving Stewart’s request to seek bids, the board heard a report […]

C-A students recognized at Honors Night

FLINT TWP. – Announcing scholarship awards with a total value of $3.727,480, Carman-Ainsworth Schools recognized its best and brightest students at the annual Honor Night Program last week. Held in the high school auditorium, the event is designed to highlight student achievement and service. Of the 280 students in the Class of 2018, nearly half of them -128- received special […]

WFBA announces 2018 scholarship winners

FLINT TWP. – The West Flint Business Association presented its annual $1,500 scholarships to three local students, at its May 17 monthly meeting. The group is now on summer hiatus until September. The winners are Olivia Stawasz, Alexis Kaiser and Milton Straham III. Olivia is the winner of the High School Community Service Scholarship given in recognition of a high […]

Jury convicts two Flint men of murder in 2015 shooting death of pizza delivery man

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced last week that two men were convicted of murder in the 2015 shooting death of a pizza delivery man, according to a press release. Ah’quan Montray Lay, 25 and Kevin Lionel Thompson, 2, both of Flint, were convicted of felony murder in the April 21, 2015 shooting death of 27-year-old David […]

In brief

C-A now accepting Schools of Choice applications FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools is accepting Schools of Choice applications for the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year. There are limited openings at all grade levels at Carman- Ainsworth — Baker Career Academy, C-A High School and C-A Middle School. Applications for grades K-5 must be received by 4 p.m. June […]

Character development leads to self-awareness

Earlier this year, I stumbled across a questionnaire designed to help authors develop multi-faceted fictional characters. I thought it would be an interesting exercise in self-awareness to fill in the answers as though I were the character. A little self-awareness … what could possibly go wrong? Some questions were easy: “Does your character read and, if so, what genres/authors?” I […]

Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival celebrating its 10th anniversary this year

VASSAR — After a long cold winter, the Enchanted Forest is coming back to life at the Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival. The event, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is set to kick off again on June 9 and will be open weekends through July 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, at its location on […]

Flint & Genesee Literacy Network (FGLN) receives $10,000 grant from the Dollar General

FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network was awarded a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for $10,000, to support adult literacy in Flint and Genesee County. The grant is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to nearly 1,000 schools, non-profits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. “This grant will go […]