Area plunges into deep freeze after heavy snowfall

GENESEE COUNTY — An arctic blast followed heavy snowfall on Monday, prompting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to declare a state of emergency as temperatures dropped below freezing, Tuesday. A winter storm brought between 6 to 9 inches of snow to the area, closing schools, government offices and some businesses early in the week. Many school districts closed Sunday night and even […]

Resident wants groundwater testing after PFAS found at airport

FLINT TWP. — Gerald Roberts wants someone to test his well, and others in the township, located near Bishop Airport after it was reported last week elevated levels of PFAS have been discovered in groundwater on airport property. Roberts, who lives in nearby Lindenwood Farms, said he remembers a corner of the airport property was used in the 1960s as […]

Local charity to host Girls Night Out fundraiser: Say, Yes to the Dress, Again!

FLINT — Unpack your wedding gown or favorite bridesmaid dress or mother of the bride dress or (you get it), grab your bff’s and join Little Lambs Compassionate Ministry Center for an evening of fun under the lights in the Atrium of the Flint Farmers’ Market. Guests will dance the night away and dine on specialties from market vendors as […]

Board approves second reading of rezoning for truck service center

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved the second reading of the rezoning request for two parcels, located of Holiday Drive and Bristol Road, which will pave the way for construction of a new Shrader Tire & Oil service center. The board voted unanimously, Jan. 22, to approve rezoning of the property from C-2 to an industrial zoning. The […]

Parks commission plays it safe on legality of drones

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Parks Commission appeared to be in ‘play it safe’ mode when it comes to operation of privately-owned drones in the 11,000-acre park system last week, despite being told by citizen operators that their current restrictions and ordinances are in violation of state law. Following public comment, Chairman Joe Krapohl said they are still looking […]

Township looking for volunteers

FLINT TWP. — Residents interested in volunteering to assist the Flint Township Road Advisory committee, not as member but to help make recommendations on how to spend millage money, should contact the township offices at 810-732-1350. Also needed are volunteers to advise the parks and recreation committee and to help with clean-up projects. — G.G.

Board approves purchase of police vehicles

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees voted Jan. 22 to purchase four new Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles – two for patrol and two for administration – to replace high mileage vehicles in the fleet. The board also approved the additional cost to outfit them as police vehicles and to put two new radar units into the patrol […]

Learn to love public speaking with the Toastmasters

FLINT TWP. — Have you ever had shaking knees during a presentation? Had to make a toast at a friend’s wedding? Wondered how you could handle communication more smoothly? Have you ever just wondered what Toastmasters is all about? Hint: We are more fun than you’d expect. Here’s your chance to see what Toastmasters can do for you! The group […]

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 make an appointment. — G.G.


JAN LADEAN BRADY, 75, of Swartz Creek, died January 23, 2019. Jan was born February 17, 1943, in Flint, the daughter of Francis and Pauline (Odykirk) Hall. She was a graduate of Dye School and had attended Mott Community College. She had resided in Swartz Creek since 1979. Jan enjoyed arts and crafts, antiques and flea markets. She had a […]