2018-10-04 E-Edition

Michigan residents encouraged to register to vote Deadline Tuesday, Oct. 9

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan residents have until Oct. 9 to register if they want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “This election is vitally important for all Michigan residents because of the number of offices being selected,” Johnson said. “I urge every qualified resident not yet registered to vote to do […]

MCC partners with VAAA on free dental care for seniors

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) Dental Hygiene Clinic is again partnering with the Valley Area Agency for the Aging (VAAA) to provide free dental cleanings and check-ups for area senior citizens as part of the 226 DDF Brighter Futures Community Grant through the Delta Dental Foundation. VAAA received the $1,500 grant which will be used to cover the costs […]

Davison Farmers Market presents October Fest & Pruning for Winter

DAVISON TWP. — On Oct. 6, the Davison Farmers Market will be having an October Fest from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It will begin with a class on “How to Prune for the Winter” given by Jeff Knickerbocker, at 11 a.m. Many activities have been planned including a bounce house from 11-4 p.m. and a Corn Shucking Contest at 12 p.m., […]

Genesee County Health Care Services Millage Renewal may help ensure critical health services

BURTON — This Nov. 6, Genesee County residents are urged to vote a on a health care millage renewal which will be called the “Genesee County Health Care Services Millage Renewal.” If the millage renewal passes, the Genesee Health Plan will be able to provide its coverage for an additional seven years. Tax rates would stay the same. The millage […]

In brief

End of strike means Mill Road bridge work underway FLINT TWP. — Supervisor Karyn Miller said the strike by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, a collective bargaining union representing hundreds of companies who build and repair roads and bridges in Michigan, has ended. The tentative agreement reached between the state and the union restarted many road construction projects around […]

IMA presents awards to local doctors, educational leaders

SWARTZ CREEK — The Islamic Medical Association hosted its annual Fall Banquet last Wednesday to honor local doctors and educational leaders who are making a difference in the community. Healthcare professionals and civic leaders from around Genesee County attended the gala event, which was held at the Flint Islamic Center’s Al-Rayyan Banquet Hall in Swartz Creek. This year’s award recipients […]

Job readiness program prepares teens and adults for success

FLINT TWP.— Job-hunting for the first time can be a challenge for many teens and young adults, especially when it comes to interviewing or handing in a resume. Fortunately, there’s a local program available to help young people ages 16-21 obtain employment and prepare for the next stage in life: It’s called HYPE, which stands for Helping Young People Employment. […]

Township prepares for high voter turnout in November

FLINT TWP. — Better to be safe than sorry. That was the message township clerk Kathy Funk conveyed to the Flint Township Board of Trustees, Oct. 1, when she asked the board to approve the expenditure of approximately $33,000 to bolster her office’s preparedness for the upcoming general election, Nov. 6. Funk said the township has 106 voting booths, but […]

Township asks civil service to approve fire dept. promotion

FLINT TWP. — The fire department is asking for the promotion of a sergeant to a captain as one of its officers prepares to retire in the months ahead. Captain Loren Colbert is expected to submit his paperwork for retirement in the near future, so Chief Thomas Stadler has asked the Board of Trustees, Oct. 1, to promote a sergeant […]