Coast Guard officer makes surprise homecoming to Flushing

FLUSHING — After several months out at sea, coast guardsman Mason Herr made an unexpected return home on Sunday. Herr, a Petty Officer Third Class in the United States Coast Guard, surprised his family and friends by appearing during the morning service at the Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene. The Flushing native was greeted with hugs from his parents […]

Flint Township celebrates 35th Annual National Night Out

FLINT TWP. — Since the early 2000s, the Flint Township Police Department has invited the public to join it every August for National Night Out. Last Wednesday, hundreds of residents flocked to the FTPD post on 5200 Norko Dr. in Flint to mingle with law enforcement and partake in this year’s festivities, which included police dog demonstrations, a dunk tank […]

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Michigan receives $10 million to integrate primary and behavioral health LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently received up to $10 million in grant funds from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to promote integration of primary and behavioral healthcare. The program will improve access to and quality of care to […]

HAP names Dittrick Vice President of Actuarial and Healthcare Analytics

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan has announced the appointment of Lillian Dittrick as vice president of Actuarial and Healthcare Analytics. In this position, she is responsible for actuarial and financial analysis, including predictive modeling and medical expense budgeting and tracking for HAP. Dittrick has more than 25 years of actuarial and analytic experience in the healthcare and financial industries. She […]

’18 summer concert series draws thousands to the hill in The Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Fine Arts Association wrapped up a successful season Aug. 7. Crowds consistently numbered around 800 on the hill at the Pajtas Theater. The final concert, featuring the Invasion band, drew more than 850 people. “I’d say we were in the 5,000 range for the season,” said Dave Spillane, Association president. “We started on a […]

More road safety projects authorized by City of Flushing

FLUSHING — Over the past few months, Flushing City Council has explored and approved several options for improving traffic safety along Main Street. At Monday’s meeting, the council unanimously authorized two general safety project program applications to address high traffic areas in the city. Jack Wheatley, Vice President of ROWE Professional Services Company, proposed a plan to change lane configuration […]

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Paving operations on Stanley Road in Flushing Township FLUSHING — The Genesee County Road Commission will perform paving operations on Stanley Road between Duffield Road and the west side of the railroad tracks in Flushing Township on Aug. 14 and 15, weather permitting. The road will be closed to through traffic, excluding school buses and emergency vehicles, from approximately 7 […]

Genesee County supports arts with passage of millage

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters approved the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage on the Aug. 7 ballot. Passage of the millage means county residents will enjoy enhanced access, program expansion and organization sustainability among area arts and cultural organizations. “The approval of this millage allows all Genesee County residents, from children to seniors, to visit and participate in […]

County commission proclaims Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Day

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation to the family of Bill Wilson to honor his memory by declaring Sept. 10, as Genesee County Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Day. Wilson took his own life in June of this year. To help others that may be struggling with thoughts of suicide, the Wilson family decided […]

Cruising to the A

A procession of classic cars roared into downtown Flushing last Friday for a Back to the Bricks Tune-Up Party at the Flushing A. Vehicles filled the parking lots and fields around the restaurant, drawing hundreds of spectators and car enthusiasts. Back to the Bricks in downtown Flint is Aug. 14 to 18. — B.G.