Saying goodbye to their grade school years, 280 Carman-Ainsworth seniors in the Class of 2018 graduated in a commencement ceremony held last week at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. “Rise Up,” by Andra Day is their Class Song and the peony is their Class Flower. Their Class Gift included the creation of a C-A Student Leadership Scholarship.

Drain office objects to township plans to hire a sewer contractor

FLINT TWP. — A hand-delivered, certified letter from the Genesee County Drain Commissioners Office to Township Clerk Kathy Funk is challenging the township’s board to seek bids for a new contractor to maintain the sanitary sewer collection system and pump stations. County Water and Waste (GCWW), a division of the drain commission, currently maintains the system. The letter, signed by […]

End of an era: Sears closing Genesee Valley store after nearly 50 years

FLINT TWP. — After years of closing stores due to declining profits, Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. has announced plans to shut down the Sears store at Genesee Valley Center (GV) mall, 3191 Linden Road. In the announcement last week, Sears officials said they would closing 72 stores nationwide including four Sears stores in Michigan. Sears opened at GV in May […]

Road relief plans for this summer

FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved about $300,000 in road milling and paving projects for the 2018 construction season. Based on estimates provided by the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC), the approved projects include Judd Road, Ashlawn Drive and Knollridge Lane, as recommended by the township Road Advisory Committee. All are in the vicinity of Maple and VanSlyke […]

Twp. board approves Emergency Operations Plan

FLINT TWP. — Should disaster ever strike, township officers are prepared. In one of his final actions before retirement last month, former Police Chief George Sippert oversaw the completion of a Support Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The 93-page document sets guidelines for use in the event of a disaster or severe emergency stemming from natural, wartime, technological or terrorist origins. […]

In brief

Car rams house FLINT TWP. — Township police and fire departments responded about 2:22 a.m. on May 30 incident in the 3300 block of Southgate Drive. Initially reported as an entrapment, officers arrived to find that a vehicle traveling southbound had driven off of the road and crashed through the exterior wall of a residence, coming to rest in the […]

Ross takes over as president & CEO at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

FLINT — With a vision focused on food security for all, Kara Ross will lead the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan as its president and chief executive officer. Following its national search beginning in February, the FBEM Board of Directors approved the search committee’s recommendation May 18. Ross, who was serving as interim president, has a 20-year history with the […]

Back to the Bricks will grant 7 scholarships

GENESEE COUNTY — Back to the Bricks, at its heart, is about community. The annual event brings out nearly half a million automotive enthusiasts each year throughout a number of communities around the state. In order to help foster continued interest in automobiles and to thank the community that hosts the main event each year, Back to the Bricks organized […]

Randy Wise Auto Mall welcomes General Manager Joe Greene

GENESEE COUNTY — According to Randy Wise, “people, attitude and fun are what truly make the automotive sales industry work. Once you have the right people with the right attitude, everything else falls into place.” With these values in mind, the Randy Wise Automotive Team maintains their dedication to excellence in service, sales and serving the surrounding community. Since welcoming […]

Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services to Host a FREE Planning Event

MT. MORRIS — Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services will be hosting a FREE Lunch Event on June 20, in the Reception Center of Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services, 1194 E. Mt. Morris Rd. Our event will explain the critical benefits of advance funeral planning followed by informal questions and answers. This program will provide an overview on the […]