Township dedicates fire station to late chief

FLINT TWP. — As a tribute to the late Fire Chief E. Jack Maxwell, Fire Station 1, 5331 Reuben St., has been rededicated in his name. Maxwell, Flint Township’s first full-time fire chief and Congressman Dan Kildee’s late grandfather, was recognized during a ceremony at the station, Aug. 16. A plaque was dedicated to the family of Maxwell and his […]

Township board gives K-9 unit a retirement sendoff

FLINT TWP. — These days, Gunner the K-9 unit sees his master, Ofc. Neal Donovan, off in the morning when he leaves for work and he’s waiting at the door for Donovan when he comes home. That’s the life of a retired police dog. Gunner was recognized by the Flint Township Board of Trustees, Aug. 20, for his seven years […]

STAT EMS donates defibrillator to AGA Gymnastics

MUNDY TWP. — After the death of a young local girl, who went into cardiac arrest during a visit to a waterpark, STAT EMS in Flint wanted to do something to help prevent such a death from happening again. STAT EMS donated a Powerheart-G5 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Academy of Gymnastics and Arts (AGA), 6210 Lehman Dr., in […]

Township engineer outlines several construction projects

FLINT TWP. — The township is working on several street paving projects still this summer, as well as the planned resurfacing of the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center parking lot. Mike Pifer, of Craft Engineering in Flint, gave an update to the Flint Township Board of Trustees Aug. 20. Pifer said the township has three projects planned which will get underway […]

In brief

Primary election was record turnout FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kathy Funk said the Aug. 7 primary election had historical turnout, not only statewide, but here in Flint Township. She said the township had 30-40 percent turnout in its precincts, something said she didn’t anticipate in the primary. — G.G. Township Shred Day is coming Sept. 15 FLINT TWP. — […]

A trip to Mackinac Island: then and now

Anita and I traveled to Mackinac Island a couple weeks ago for a few days of rest and relaxation. Neither of us had been to the island in some time – for me something like 26 years had passed – so it was interesting to return to a place I had enjoyed when I was younger. Most of the time […]

Genisys Credit Union’s sponsored acre of kale on its third harvest of the year

FENTON — Genisys Credit Union’s sponsored acre of kale is doing well and has been harvested three times this year. This is the second year that Genisys has partnered with Forgotten Harvest Farms to grow kale that will be distributed to Flint area residents by the Eastern Michigan Food Bank. “Genisys is committed to improving our communities,” said Jackie Buchanan, […]

Al Serra plans to expand Subaru

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Al Serra Automotive Group presented a preliminary site plan to Grand Blanc Township officials last week with a proposal to construct a 3,156 square foot addition to their existing Subaru dealership in accordance with a directive, according to Joe Serra, from Subaru corporate officials. The expansion will include extending the service write-up and bay areas […]

New MCC scholarship to benefit veterans, their families

FLINT — The Foundation For Mott Community College (FMCC) announced a new scholarship to benefit veterans, their spouses and children in pursuit of advanced training and education in Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, Emergency Medical Technician and Community Education at Mott Community College. The scholarship was endowed at the College with a $10,000 gift from the American Legion Jack Carey Charities […]

In brief

Providers must enroll in Michigan Medicaid program LANSING — Health care providers that serve Medicaid beneficiaries are facing an upcoming enrollment deadline that is necessary for them to continue to receive payments from Medicaid. While the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has revised the timeline to give providers more time to enroll, the department is urging providers […]