2019-05-16 E-Edition

Township seeks grant to buy Pirates Park

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township hopes to breathe new life into an abandoned amusement park with the help of a $1.5 million state grant. Pirate’s Park, 4175 Miller Road, once was the place to be on warm, sunny days with its water park, paddle boats, batting cages and putt-putt golf. But the 48-acre entertainment venue partially closed about 10 years […]

View Newspaper Group and Michigan Web Press to acquire Daily News and Stafford Printing

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group and Michigan Web Press are pleased to announce the planned acquisition of The Daily News and Stafford Printing, both in Greenville, Mich. The acquisition is set to close on June 3. Founded in 2003 by Rick Burrough, View Newspaper Group will now include 19 community newspapers and a staff totaling more than 115, covering Lapeer, […]

Scrap engine ejected in crash injures man

FLINT TWP. — An 18-year-old passenger who was injured when a semi carrying scrap vehicles crashed into a pick-up truck is no longer in critical condition. Michigan State Police said the man was injured when a semi carrying scrap vehicles slammed into the pickup. An engine was ejected from one of the scrap vehicles and crashed through the pickup’s windshield, […]

Hamlett, Williams named Students of the Month

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Daslynn Hamlett and Theron Williams are the Rotary Club of Genesee Valley’s Carman-Ainsworth High School Students of the Month for April. Library Media Specialist Faith McBride nominated Hamlett, who is active in Student Council and Students 4 Christ. Hamlett recently was honored by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education for exemplary academics and service to the school as […]

Veteran law enforcement commander announces candidacy for Sheriff

FLINT — Former Michigan State Police Flint Post Commander Phil Hart recently announced his intention to run for Genesee County Sheriff in 2020, according to campaign sources. “As a resident of Flint, I know the kind of professional law enforcement our community needs and deserves from its officers,” Hart said. “When elected Genesee County Sheriff, I will work tirelessly to […]

In brief

Spring into Summer Family Fun Fair FLINT TWP. — The Spring into Summer Family Fun Fair will be held May 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Resurrection Reformed Church, 5225 Calkins Rd. (at the corner of Calkins and Dye roads). They will have Yevettes Gourmet Taco Food Truck, a bounce house, Genesee STEM Academy, Hurley Medical Center, MSU Cooperative […]

Share Art Genesee 2019 Community Arts grants awarded

FLINT — Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 Share Art Genesee Community Arts Program Grants Awards. GFAC will be making grants to established nonprofit and governmental arts and cultural institutions. The Share Art Genesee Program was established to provide grants to build the capacity of local arts organizations in reaching their potential in transforming our […]

McLaren Flint Celebrated Nurses with Annual Margaret McLaren Awards Ceremony

FLINT — McLaren Flint ended Nurses Week by honoring five members of the nursing team May 10, at its annual Margaret McLaren Nursing Awards of Excellence. The event is held in honor of Margaret McLaren, RN, who served as Superintendent of McLaren General Hospital and its predecessor, The Women’s Hospital, for 27 years. When McLaren General Hospital opened in October […]

Genesee County first responder named Michigan EMS Practitioner of the Year

Wayne Blossom of Medstar Ambulance Honored at Michigan EMS Expo

BOYNE FALLS — The Michigan EMS Practitioners Association Friday honored Wayne Blossom of Medstar Ambulance in Genesee County as its EMS Practitioner of the Year. Each year, the association honors an EMS provider who goes above and beyond to save lives and advance the emergency medical services profession at the annual Michigan EMS Expo. This year’s expo was held in […]