Top Awards

Flint Township Fire Fighter Association members Jonathan Colbeck and Ryan Wood accepted top awards at the Salvation Army Red Kettle banquet held on Feb. 25. Flint Township Firefighters, Police (State and Township) and 911 dispatchers helped collect more than $14,000 in cash, toys and clothing in one day for the Salvation in December.

Kettering University to host FIRST Robotics Competition

FLINT — Forty of Michigan’s top high school robotics teams will square off at the FIRST Robotics Competition District Event #2 at Kettering University on March 7-9. The competition, which will be held in Kettering’s Recreation Center, is free and open to the public. Thursday will be an inspection and set-up day, and qualifying matches will take place Friday and […]

DEQ continues investigation into airport groundwater contamination

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality gave an update to the Flint Township Board of Trustees, March 4, on its investigation into the discovery of PFAS at a former landfill located at Bishop International Airport. Paul Bucholtz of the MDEQ addressed the board and assured the community the state is doing all it can to find out […]

Paczki paradise

FLUSHING —The Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Fat Tuesday with its annual paczki eating contest at Bueche’s Food World in Flushing. Nine contestants attempted to devour as many paczkis as they could in three minutes. Defending champion Russ Buck dominated from the start, wolfing down 5 ½ paczkis to claim first place once again. LeeAlan Weddel came in second […]

I-475 reconstruction in Genesee County starts March 11

GENESEE COUNTY — Work is scheduled to begin on the $44 million reconstruction of I-475 starting March 11. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the state will conduct substantial repairs to the 18 miles of I-475 in Genesee County with the work continuing through entire 2019 construction season. The project will include: rebuilding three miles of I-475 from Carpenter […]

Bishop International Airport Authority announces Sapone as selection for Deputy Airport Director

FLINT TWP. — Following a nationwide search, the Bishop International Airport Authority has selected Nino Sapone, A.A.E., to be the new Deputy Airport Director, Operations and Maintenance at the Bishop International Airport (FNT). Sapone is slated to begin his new role later this month. As the Deputy Airport Director, Operations & Maintenance, Sapone will report to the Airport Director and […]

Township consolidates precincts for May 7 school millage election

FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kathy Funk told the Board of Trustees, March 4 that the Election Commission had voted to consolidate the township’s voting precincts for the upcoming Carman-Ainsworth Schools millage election, May 4. 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 […]

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt seeking sponsors

FLINT TWP. — The 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko St. There will be an Easter Eggs Hunt, the Easter Bunny and prizes. The Flint Township Economic Development Authorities are working with local businesses to welcome the Easter Bunny to Flint Township. They are looking for […]

Peckham hosts manufacturing hiring event for people with disabilities

FLINT TWP. — Peckham Inc. will host a hiring event for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment interested in apparel sewing machine operator jobs on March 13. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Genesee Valley Center Mall, 3341 S. Linden Rd., Flint. Wages for apparel sewing machine operator jobs start at […]

MCC Board of Trustees elects new officers

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees elected new officers at their Feb. 25 organizational meeting, in addition to swearing in one new and two re-elected board members. The organizational meeting is held every two years for the purpose of swearing in new Trustees, electing officers and assigning committee membership. Newly elected Board member Andrew Everman, of […]