Cavaliers off to strong start

Carman-Ainsworth’s Aaliyah McQueen is heavily guarded by Davison’s Ellary Darling. The Cavaliers are off to a great start this season sitting at 4-0 Saginaw Valley League, 4-2 overall. — L.P.

Drone operators clash with county park’s policy

GENESEE COUNTY — Drone operators in the area are concerned about the Genesee County parks policy of restricting the areas in which the unmanned vehicles can be operated in the parks and one person spoke to the parks board at a recent meeting. Drone operator and photographer Joel Muxlow said he understands their fears but believes state law preempts park […]

Unpaid campaign finance penalties pile up

GENESEE COUNTY — The 2018 election season might be over, but campaign finance penalties are still looming large in Genesee County. According to Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, a total of $87,700 is owed to the county in unpaid campaign finance fines and fees. The offenders: dozens of local candidates and political action committees. While some individuals and committees have […]

Bell Ringers

The Flint Township Fire Fighters Association rang the Salvation Army bell at Walmart and Sam’s Club on Dec. 8. Flint Township Police, Michigan State Police and 911 Dispatchers also assisted in the one-day bell ringing which raised $4674.68 and 1,001 items of toys and clothes for needy families in Genesee County, per Fire Fighter Ryan Woods.

Rotary Club awards Student of the Month honors to Phillips, Alden

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek High School students Brennyr Phillips and McKenzie Alden received November Student of the Month honors from the Genesee Valley Rotary Club. Phillips, a senior, was nominated by Lori Anthony and Lisa Johnson. Anthony described Phillips as “an all around good person.” “Every day, he comes into English 12 with a smile,” she said. “He also […]

Whaley Historic House Museum Old Fashioned Christmas returns after restoration work

FLINT — Whaley Historic House Museum had not been open for Christmas for years after a tragic fire. On Nov. 30, 2015, contractors on the roof were using a welding torch to weld together copper gutters being added to the house. Where the copper gutters joined, the torch is thought to have caused sparks under the shingles and to have […]

In brief

Used sports equipment drive GENESEE COUNTY — ER Sports and Leadership LLC, a Genesee County-based company, is holding a used sports equipment drive for school-aged children in need. They are looking for new or gently used gear, including balls, cleats, basketball shoes, helmets and tennis rackets. Donations will be accepted until tomorrow, Dec. 21, at Flushing High School and Smooth […]

The movement to rewrite our society

I ’ve sat by and watched a lot of ridiculous stuff pass by me online, in the media and in person this past year, without comment or criticism. But when it comes to tampering with the Christmas season, I have to say, “enough already.” It started with the bashing of Christmas pop culture and has culminated with the suggestion this […]

State Farm donates to Whaley Children’s Center

Whaley Children’s Center (WCC) received a $25,000 grant for educational improvements from State Farm Neighborhood Assist last week. This grant will add several improvements to the on-ground school, the LaFontaine Learning Academy, including air conditioning in the gymnasium, improvements to the art room, creating an inviting and functional meeting space and the addition of sensory spaces. This grant was awarded […]

McLaren Flint executive appointed to state board

FLINT — Governor Rick Snyder’s office has announced the appointment of Sharyl Smith to the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC). Smith will serve a four-year term, expiring July 22, 2022. ECIC is an independent, public owned nonprofit that helps Michigan build its economy by delivering better education, health and economic outcomes through effective early childhood development. Created in 2005, the […]