2019-08-15 E-Edition

National Night Out

A group of youngsters tries out the football throw at the First Down inflatable game during National Night Out Tuesday. The Flint Township Police Department hosted the event at the township police department, with games, demonstrations, prizes, food and bicycle giveaways.

Flint Parish gathers written condolences for El Paso



FLINT — Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Flint, along with Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, is in the process of gathering written condolences for the City of El Paso, Texas, following a mass shooting that struck the city earlier this month. On the morning of Aug. 3, a lone gunman killed 22 people and injured 26 others at […]

Stepped up impaired driving enforcement begins



FLINT TWP. — Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of year when it comes to impaired driving, so law enforcement officers and first responders are stepping up their efforts for the next three weeks during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired-driving campaign. Now through Sept. 2 officers will be on the lookout for drivers under […]

Metro Police to host open house

Metro Police Authority Officer Ken Szmansky helps a youngster try out some of the department’s riot gear at the 2018 police department open house. Following on the heels of a highly successful event last year, the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County will host its 2nd annual open house at the headquarters building on Hill 23 Drive off Hill Road […]

Seymour Road project progresses ahead of schedule



FLUSHING TWP. — If all goes as planned, a busy stretch of Seymour Road in Flushing Township will be reopening just in time for the start of a new school year. For the past month, crews with the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) have been making road improvements and culvert repairs to Seymour Road between Potter Road and the Flushing […]

Color run to benefit disaster relief organization

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Student Council will sponsor its 2nd annual 5K color run/ walk at 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Information is available at www.colorrunsc.com. Proceeds benefit DRAW, Disaster Relief at Work, and the student council. DRAW is a Michiganbased non-profit that provides disaster relief services throughout the United States. In the wake of events such as floods, […]

In brief

Food Truck Festival coming August 23 FLINT TWP. — The third night of the Flint Township Food Truck Festival is Aug. 23 at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson, 2400 Austins Parkway . The family-friendly event is open to the public and is sponsored by the township Downtown Development Authority. The food trucks are open from 4 to 9 p.m., and a live […]

A Day Out with Thomas coming to Crossroads Village

FLINT — All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019. Children are invited to spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Crossroads V & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., […]

Happy memories are the antidote to grief


Saying goodbye to a loved one who has died is never easy. There’s a nagging sadness that sticks in the recesses of your mind, and it’s a struggle to comprehend how a special person is no longer part of your life. In my experience, I’ve found that dwelling on good memories of the deceased person helps to erase the pain […]


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