Chrome & Ice draws crowd of over 6000

BURTON — Back to the Bricks and GM proudly hosted the fourth annual winter indoor car show, Chrome & Ice, which took place February 8, 9, 10 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. The event was the largest yet, with more than 6,000 attendees and was completely filled, with every available spot in the lobby, mezzanine, hallways, and […]

C-A Schools place millage proposals on May 7 Ballot

FLINT TWP. — Creating a safe and secure environment for students to learn and grow is the focus of two May 7 millage proposals recently approved by the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools Board of Education. The proposals, approved at the Jan. 22 school board meeting, include a 1-mill increase in the district’s sinking fund, potentially generating $750,000 a year from 2019 […]

Crash claims truck driver’s life

FLINT TWP. — A 36-year-old Ontario man died in a multi-car crash that closed a stretch of westbound Interstate 69 in Flint Township. Township police did not release the name of the man who was driving a tractor-trailer truck that went off the road and down a steep embankment and overturned around 9 p.m. Sunday. Lt. James Baldwin said the […]

View Newspapers score several MPA awards for 2018 season

GENESEE COUNTY — After receiving more than 3,000 entries for the 2018 Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, the winners have been announced, and View Newspaper Group has once again brought home a number of awards in the annual competition. The MPA Better Newspaper Contest provides an opportunity for newspaper staffs across Michigan to reflect on the wealth of work […]

Collins named new librarian at Genesee Valley Center branch

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library (GDL) has named Kevin Collins as the new Genesee Valley Center librarian. Collins started his career with GDL by volunteering at the Davison Area Library. He was hired as a page in 2012, and then as a library assistant in 2015. He also served as a temporary librarian at the Montrose-Jennings branch twice. […]

In brief

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. Learn […]

Students invited to participate in county-wide essay & scholarship contests

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is accepting entries for its fourth Annual Health Heritage Essay Contest, partnering with the Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan to co-sponsor the contests which are open to all students in Genesee County in grades 6-12 and includes an essay contest for middle/ junior high and high school students and an oral health career […]

Build a culture that supports employee growth

During this month’s INSPIRE Leadership talk, Karen Church shared a story that resonated with me. The ELGA Credit Union CEO recounted how, years ago, she had been impressed by the work ethic of an employee who had worked for the organization since high school. So, she told the young man she thought he might end up running the credit union […]

Career & Technical Education provides solutions to national employment issues

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will join the national celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month by hosting multiple activities and events, culminating with “Women in Technology Day” Feb. 22. The initiative is designed to bring awareness and information to students, families and the community about Career Technical Education. At a time when opportunity for employment is so […]

In brief

Loan program offers support for revitalizing community properties LANSING — The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority released a new program to entice local land banks to redevelop publicly owned properties and support growth in communities of all sizes. Land banks in Michigan can get help redeveloping property in their inventory with support from the Michigan Land Bank Redevelopment Loan […]