4-H Fun at the Genesee County Fair

Students from around the area showed off their 4-H livestock at the Genesee County Fair, including nine-year-old Ashton Ernst from Flushing. Ernst is pictured here with his prize-winning rabbit—named Rabbit Graham. There were also plenty of other barnyard attractions (pictured below) — B.G.

Bristol Road bridge project gets underway

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has started a project to remove and replace the existing bridge on Bristol Road, between Torrey Road and I-75. Work began Aug. 23 with an expected completion date of Nov. 30, according to GCRC officials. The plan is to remove the existing bridge and replace box culvert, construct a storm sewer system, […]

Anonymous group burdens clerks with request for ballots

FLINT TWP. — A mysterious group calling itself the United Impact Group out of Astoria, NY has sent Freedom of Information requests to almost all municipalities in Michigan asking for all 2016 presidential ballots. Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk said while the township will comply with the FOIA, it is creating a burden on her department just two months away […]

Woman without kidneys receives transplant

DAVISON TWP. — Life changed overnight for Deb Gustafson when she received a kidney transplant thanks to the donation made by a friend. Gustafson, 64, has lived more than two years without either kidney, both of which were removed in 2016. She was diagnosed in 2004 with chronic pyelonephritis, associated with nephrocalisis and with bilateral cysts medullary sponge disease. Two […]

Canine Influenza spreads to Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — A highly contagious outbreak of canine influenza is on the rise throughout Michigan. As of Aug. 27, 130 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the state, including five in Genesee County. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), the state’s first case of canine influenza was reported on July 13. […]

Opening of Hamilton-Flint Clinic announced

FLINT — Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) has been serving the Flint community for over 35 years. Last week, the organization recognized National Health Center Week with various community events. At the cusp of National Health Center Week, HCHN is celebrating the opening of a new clinic, Hamilton-Flint conveniently located in Catholic Charities, Center for Hope, 812 Root St., on […]

In brief

Township Shred Day is coming Sept. 15 FLINT TWP. — The township’s Shred Day will take place Sept. 15 at the township offices, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Residents are limited to two boxes of documents per vehicle. Loose paper only, no books or binders. Also, no pill bottles. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — […]

Genesys Health adds surgeon

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys Health System is pleased to welcome breast surgeon, Linda Dubay, MD, to the cancer care team. Dr. Dubay is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, specializing in breast cancer, breast health and high-risk screenings. Dr. Dubay is known for her quality of patient experience, leadership skills, extensive surgical experience and […]

Libraries team with local business for library card promotion

FLINT – Genesee District Library and the Flint Public Library are partnering with community businesses for National Library Card Sign-Up Month with a “Show Your Card and Save” promotion. During the month of September, library patrons will receive discounts and special offers from 70 Genesee County businesses simply by showing their library cards. Participating businesses include shops at the Flint […]

Apprenticeships offer solid option for workforce of today, tomorrow

I recently learned about a local program where participants undergo up to 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and more than 1,230 hours of related classroom instruction. While they train, they get paid. They get health care. And by the time they complete the five-year program, they’ll have a nationally recognized credential valid anywhere in the United States. That’s a solid […]