2019-01-17 E-Edition

GST Michigan Works! helping employers, employees

LAPEER — It’s hard to narrow down all of the things that GST Michigan Works! does on a daily basis, let alone on a weekly or monthly basis. As one of 16 similar agencies across the entire state of Michigan, GST Michigan Works! utilizes workforce development programs designed to assist employers in finding skilled workers, while also helping job seekers […]

Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust contributes $5k to Habitat for Humanity

GENESEE COUNTY — Through the Homeowner Occupied Repair Program, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is able to improve the health and safety of homeowners and their families by performing critical home repairs for homeowners in need. Eligible repairs available through the Homeowner Occupied Repair Program include: accessibility modifications, carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing (including water heaters), siding, roof repair or […]

Welcome to the new vernacular

Every year, the English language continues to expand with a slew of new words and phrases. In September 2018, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary added over 840 entries, ranging from abbreviated forms of casual speech to slang derived from digital technology, food, sports and just about any subject imaginable. It’s easy to adopt new words and verbiage, particularly when they’re floating around […]

Mott Community College receives gift

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) received a gift of more than $2.1 million from the Dewaine V. and Jana B. Robinson trust to establish a perpetual trust in their names at Mott Community College. It is the second perpetual trust at the college, the first was a gift from the William S. Ballenger Trust in 1951. “This tremendous gift […]

In brief

Tax help for seniors at the Senior Center FLINT TWP. — Tax help for senior citizens will return to the Flint Township Senior Center, 2071 S Graham Rd., just in the time for the 2018 tax season. Beginning Feb. 1 and every Friday through tax season, tax help will be available for senior citizens. Call the center at 810-732-6290 to […]

Lapeer man dies after being hit by semi

MUNDY TWP. — Police in Genesee County said a 29-year-old Lapeer man died of his injuries Jan. 10 after being struck by a semi while walking along Linden Road. Metro Police Authority Chief Matt Bade said the man was struck by a northbound semi on 5400 block of Linden Road between Hill Road and Maple Avenue at 2:45 a.m. Genesee […]

Cherry sworn in as for 49th House District representative

LANSING — State Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint Twp.) was sworn in officially last week as representative for the 49th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The swearing-in ceremony marked the formal opening of Michigan’s 100th Legislature. “I am thankful to the people of Genesee County for giving me this opportunity to be their voice in the Capitol,” said Cherry. […]

Flint St. Patrick’s Day Miss Hibernia pageant applications being accepted

FLINT — The 2019 Flint St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal, Matthew Kenny, has announced applications are being accepted for the 2019 Miss Hibernia Pageant with $3,000 in cash scholarship prize money being awarded to the Queen and her court. The Miss Hibernia Pageant, which has been a tradition in Genesee County for more than 35 years, is sponsored by the […]

Township hopes to work with Baker College to find occupant for campus

FLINT TWP. — Baker College will leave its Flint Township Campus in 2020, following an announcement last week the college is consolidating its campuses statewide. Baker College Flint will consolidate with Baker’s Owosso operations and consolidate its Southeast Michigan operations into a new, state-of-the art, flagship campus in Metro Detroit, according to a statement released by Baker, Jan. 10. The […]