Dog Park

Lucy takes an afternoon stroll in the rain last week at Elms Park nearby in Swartz Creek. Her owner, Sean, keeps her on a leash for safety. Later this year, however, Lucy and other dogs will be able to romp untethered in a fenced area built just for them. Local brothers Eric and Ryan Melen have been raising money for […]

Board approves purchase of electronic fingerprint system

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will purchase a new electronic fingerprint Live Scan system with a $15,495 grant from the National Criminal History Improvement Project. The Flint Township Board of Trustees accepted the grant and approved the purchase Monday. Chief of Police Kevin Salter said the Live Scan system is used by law enforcement agencies throughout the […]

Police officer hired, another retires

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees hired one police officer and accepted the resignation of another on Monday. Ryan Turvey was hired effective March 25 at a rate of $23.43 per hour. Because Truvey served as a police officer for the City of Flint for 10 years, Chief of Police Kevin Salter recommended his starting pay be […]

Shaw released on probation, time served

FLINT — Following a plea deal giving her a chance to prove she was worthy of leniency last year, even after her mother died following the abuse and neglect at the hands of her daughter, Marilyn Shaw was released on 48-months’ probation and time served for the charge of Elder Abuse. Judge Joseph J. Farah agreed Attorney Matt Smith for […]

New reporter joins the View Newspapers

Jalene Jameson has joined the staff of the View Newspapers as a reporter. Jameson comes to the View after working for several years as an editor at the Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa and as assistant metro editor at the Bay City Times. Jameson will cover news and features in Davison, Burton and Flint Township. She is a graduate of […]

Daughters of the Revolution chapter to host grave marking ceremony

FLINT — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Genesee chapter will be honoring a local Revolutionary War soldier with a new grave marker. A special ceremony honoring Charles Stewart will be held on May 11 at 11 a.m. by NSDAR at the Glenwood Cemetery in Flint. The public is welcome to attend the dedication and […]

Community Auction and Raffle for Kids is April 26

FLINT TWP — The Fifth Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation Community Auction and Raffle for Kids will be April 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flushing Valley Golf Club & Banquet Center, 1124 E. Main St., Flushing. This year’s honors are Foundation president Sandy Jackson and Charlie Jackson, Susie Carter and Flint Township Trustee Tom Klee. In addition to […]

In brief

Ladies of the Lights FLINT TWP. — They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. Join Dianna Stampfler and get to know the women who excelled in this profession, from the 1840s until today, during the presentation Ladies of the Lights. This discussion […]

Elderly retiree to lose house without help

BURTON — Highlighting a desperate need for support of the elderly, Richard Wiktorowski has been through the wringer over the last several years and with the assistance of his home care manager (who asked to be identified as Erica), and Genesee County Commissioner Ellen Ellenburg, they are now trying to rally the community to help him retain possession of the […]

Severe storm leaves damage behind

GENESEE COUNTY — A powerful storm producing four confirmed tornadoes and high wind gusts swept through parts of Shiawassee and Genesee counties last Thursday evening, leaving behind widespread damage and power outages in certain areas. At around 6:47 p.m., the National Weather Service reported that an EF-2 tornado producing winds up to 125 mph had touched down in the Durand […]