Fire causes heavy damage to Discount Tire

FLINT TWP. — A fire at Discount Tire, 3352 S. Linden Road, remains under investigation by the Flint Township Fire Department. Flint Township Fire Chief Thomas Stadler said firefighters arrived at the scene at about 5:27 p.m. March 27, about four minutes after getting the call. Heavy black smoke could be seen from Interstate 69, and windy conditions stoked the […]

Board approves 2019 road funds

FLINT TWP. — It’s road construction season, and the Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved spending $615,800 for 2019 road resurfacing projects proposed by Kraft Engineering and Surveying Inc. of Flint. Mike Pifer of Kraft Engineering presented estimated costs for seven milling and resurfacing projects. The projects and costs are: Tandy Drive from Lennon Road to Beveridge Road, $107,800; […]

Egg-citing Hunt!

The Genesee Valley Center and Flint Township held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 30 at the park on Norko Drive in Flint Township. Despite cold, rainy weather kids and their families were out in force to collect Easter Eggs. The Easter Bunny from Genesee Valley Center also arrived by fire truck to oversee the event.

Police investigate truck break-ins

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police are investigating a trio of vehicle break-ins that targeted construction company trucks. On March 27 at about 10 a.m., a contractor reported that his truck was broken into at the Home Depot on Corunna Road while he was inside the store. A security camera at the store showed a four-door black Chevrolet pickup truck […]

Board passes first reading of business license ordinance

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday heard the first reading of an ordinance proposed by Clerk Kathy Funk to revert the issuing of business licenses from the Clerk’s Department back to the township’s Building Department. According to Funk, the Building Department issued business licenses from 2012 through 2017. Business licenses were moved to the Clerk’s Department in […]

In brief

Compost and yard waste pickup scheduled FLINT TWP. — Emterra Environmental USA will provide compost and yard waste pickup to all Flint Township residents beginning today (April 4). Compost and yard waste will be picked up each Thursday through Nov. 29 and should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. the day of service. Yard waste should be placed in brown […]

Genesee County Spelling bee winners announced

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee county ‘champion of champions’ spelling bee was held on March 12. The championship competition was made up of the top 2 winners of each grade level spelling bees and winners were selected for two different categories: Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12. Below are the names of the winners of the Championship, where the top two […]

Celebrate Earth Day April 13 at MCC

FLINT — Celebrate Earth Day April 13 with the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint), Mott Community College (MCC) and Kettering University. The three colleges have teamed up to sponsor the Flint area’s community Earth Day Celebration 2019, featuring live animals, free seedlings, food trucks, and more! This year’s Earth Day Celebration will be April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Local 7-year-old honored by food bank

HOLLY — A 7-yearold Holly Elementary first-grade student won a Hero Hunger Award from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Liam Senton, also known as “Super Can Man,” has collected food for the food bank for three years now. Last year he raised $2,000 and collected almost 3,000 canned or non-perishable food items. On Tuesday, March 26, Liam received his […]

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan recognizes supporters

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan presented awards to volunteers, individual donors, companies, and other partners for their support in 2018 during the annual Partner Recognition Luncheon on March 26. Kara Ross, President and CEO of the Food Bank, highlighted the many partners who made the 2018 Holiday Campaign a success. This year’s campaign had more than 150 […]