Rowley passes away at 85



FLINT TWP. — Retired Flint Township Fire Chief Donald Rowley, 85, died Nov. 5 at his residence. He started his firefighting career in 1958 as an on-call firefighter for Flint Township, becoming full-time in 1961. He was promoted to chief in 1982 and served until his retirement in 1994. Current Flint Township Fire Chief Thomas Stadler said despite having retired […]

Bridge replacement to begin Nov. 14

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission began replacement of Bristol Road Bridge over Call Drain, between Torrey Road and I-75, in Flint Township on Aug. 23. On Nov. 14 at 7 a.m. the entrance ramp from westbound Bristol Road to southbound I-75 will close for concrete pavement repair. At this time westbound Bristol Road traffic needing access to […]

Skaff Furniture- Carpet One to hold Thanksgiving event

FLINT — Thanksgiving will last a little longer this year, thanks to the annual Skaff Save & Share event taking place Nov. 23-26. “The response from our Save & Share charity event the past two years has been overwhelming,” says Dick Skaff, Skaff Furniture-Carpet One President. “Thanks to the enthusiastic support from the community, we have been able to write […]

Renewal will allow the Genesee Health Plan to continue coverage

FLINT — The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) will continue to provide basic health care coverage to Genesee County residents for an additional seven years, the Friends of Genesee Health Plan announced after voters approved a millage renewal for the program, Nov. 6. The Genesee County Health Care Services Millage, which provides funding for the Genesee Health Plan (GHP), was renewed […]

Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week is now to Nov. 19

FLINT TWP. — Shoebox gifts are filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to share God’s love with millions of boys and girls around the world through the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers hope to collect more than 32,500 gifts to contribute to Operation Christmas Child’s 2018 goal of reaching 11 million children in need. In Flint Township, a […]

Crime Stoppers seeking tips about missing woman

FLINT TWP. — Brianna Vibert, 24, has been missing since July 15, 2017. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the mother of four from Flint Township. She was last seen July 15, 2017, around 2:45 a.m. at the Mobil Gas Station on S. Saginaw Street walking toward Atherton Road in Flint. She […]

In brief

Enter to ‘Flip that Switch’ SWARTZ CREEK — The GFWC – Swartz Creek Women’s Club is sponsoring a random drawing to select the person who will “Flip That Switch” and light the community Christmas Tree at the 2nd annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Nov. 30 in downtown Swartz Creek. To enter, submit name, age, telephone number, and email address […]

Thank you to the community

The Brad and Jeni Miller family and Team Buddy Boy want to share with each and every one of you our most sincere heart felt gratitude for the support you have provided to Buddy over the last 21 months. Words cannot properly express our profound appreciation of kindness, love and generosity both in terms of time and financial you all […]

Cherry shares priorities as next 49th House District Representative



GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan’s 49th State House District will have a new representative following the general election. On Nov. 6, Democrat John Cherry claimed victory over Republican challenger Patrick Duvendeck. Cherry, the son of former Lieutenant Governor John Darnell Cherry Jr., will succeed term-limited Rep. Phil Phelps, who ran unsuccessfully for State Senate District 32. “First and foremost, I am […]

Ele’s Place Flint raises more than $130,000 at Healing Hearts Breakfast

FLINT — Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children and teens, used its annual Healing Hearts Society Fundraising Breakfast on Nov. 1 to share its mission and impactful healing stories with the Flint area community. More than 250 caring community members attended the breakfast at the Genesys Banquet and Conference Center to raise more than $130,000 in support of […]


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