Sergeant earns promotion to fire captain

FLINT TWP. — After 23 years as a full-time firefighter, Dan Kelly has been promoted to the rank of captain. Kelly, formerly a sergeant with the Flint Township Fire Department, was sworn in as captain at the Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting, Oct. 15. A Flushing High School graduate, who attended Northern Michigan University and Lake Superior State University, […]

Board approves 2019 budget

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved an $11,353,299 budget for the 2019 fiscal year, at its Oct. 15 meeting. The budget approval includes a $3,433,270 general fund balance. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the budget shows public safety is the township’s highest amount of spending, at $4,694,007, and another $1,107,349 for the fire department. These budget line items reflect […]

Cherry, Duvendeck running in 49th House District race

GENESEE COUNTY — John Cherry (D-Flint) will face Patrick Duvendeck (R-Flushing) for the 49th District House of Representatives seat on Nov. 6. Cherry emerged as the August primary winner in a crowded Democratic field that included Dayne Walling, LaShaya Darisaw, Jacky King, Justin Dickerson and Don Wright. Cherry received 5,267 votes, which amounted to 46 percent of the vote. Duvendeck […]

Genesee County communities receive increase in road project funding

GENESEE COUNTY — 17 townships in Genesee County will receive a considerable surge in road project funding in 2019, thanks to increased 50/50 allocation funds from the Genesee County Road Commission. Altogether, the GCRC has set aside $2.4 million for selected townships to use toward improving local section-line roads—which is triple the $800,000 funding total that they received last year. […]

Baker College bookstore holds first book signing

FLINT TWP. — On Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., Baker College of Flint Barnes & Noble Bookstore will host its first book signing for a Baker College employee. Darla Nagel, a five-year professional writing tutor at the college, will read from and sign copies of her memoir, “Lightening the Shadow: Diagnosing and Living with an Invisible Chronic Illness.” The event […]

In brief

911 launches new app GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County 911 is offering a new smart phone app called SMART 911 which is designed to call users back in a disaster. If interested in receiving this alert, sign up and download the app at — G.G. Absentee ballot available at township hall FLINT TWP. — Absentee ballots are available at […]

Ascension Genesys Women in Agriculture Farm host Harvest Gathering

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Join us for a day down on the farm! The Women in Agriculture Farm Development Center is hosting their first Harvest Gathering on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-4pm. Learn about their work, stewardship, composting with worms and celebrate diverse communities to build a vibrant and resilient food system. Tours and demonstrations on the Women’s Farm will […]

The fuss over straight-party ballots

We’ve heard a lot lately about the elimination of the straightparty ballot in the upcoming Nov. 6 election. A straight-party ballot is where a voter goes into the polls and checks one box to vote for all of the candidates in one party. The move has caused an uproar among many people. Some say the elimination of straight-party voting is […]

Last week for election letters to the editor

The View Newspapers welcome election-related letters to the editor. We believe it’s important to hear from our readers on what issues you believe are important and which candidate(s) you favor and why. As with anything, we have some ground rules for election-related letters. Deadlines The deadline for submitting letters to the editor regarding the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 22 […]

Ready for College? Attend MCC’s Regional College Fair Oct. 25

FLINT — College shopping is made easy at the Mott Community College (MCC) 34th Annual Regional College Fair Oct. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. on the main campus at 1401 E. Court St. Representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities from Michigan, as well as out-of-state, will be on hand to discuss admission requirements, programs of study, financial options and […]