2019-08-29 E-Edition

Fun at the Fair

MT. MORRIS — The 170th Annual Genesee County Fair provided a week packed with carnival rides, 4-H livestock exhibitions, concerts and various attractions from Aug. 19-25. More 4-H pics from the fair on page 10 or visit the Flushing View Facebook page. — B.G.

Woman, 91, killed in hit-and-run

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A 91-year-old woman who was left lying in the roadway after being struck by a vehicle last week in Flint Township has died. According to police, Helen Booth of Flint Township was walking near the mailboxes on South Valley Drive near Elms Road at about 2:06 p.m. Aug. 22 when she was hit by a vehicle that […]

Flint man struck, killed

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A 46-year-old Flint man died after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday night in Flint Township. Flint Township Police responded at about 10:58 p.m. to a crash involving a pedestrian at West Bristol road near Moulton Drive, east of Van Slyke Road. According to a press release, the man was walking in the right lane of West […]

First round of bid packages OK’d in school bond projects

SWARTZ CREEK — Shovels will start hitting the ground any day now at four of the five Swartz Creek elementary schools. The Board of Education last week approved bid packages for office renovations and construction of maker spaces and secure entryways at Dieck, Elms Road, Morrish and Syring. Board members also approved bids for a new fire alarm system at […]

Out-of-state abortion protesters bound over to stand trial

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Four anti-abortion activists will stand trial on charges that include two-year felony charges for resisting arrest during a protest at a Flint Township abortion clinic. Genesee District Court Judge Vikki Bayeh Haley determined Monday that there is probable cause that the crimes the four protesters are accused of were committed and that they committed them. They also […]

Dog park built, benches and play equipment coming soon

SWARTZ CREEK — After more than three years of planning and fundraising, the much-anticipated dog park is installed at Elms Park. The dog park is the Eagle Scout legacy of Boy Scouts Ryan and Eric Melen of Troop 122, and the many, many donors who pitched in to make the project happen. The scouts say they still have some work […]

Charity golf outing raises funds and awareness for Families Against Narcotics

SWARTZ CREEK — Families Against Narcotics (FAN), Genesee County Chapter, will be hosting its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing on Sept. 14 from the Genesee Valley Golf Course in Swartz Creek. The outing, which will follow a fourman scramble format, will start with 8 a.m. registrationanda9a.m.shotgunstart.There will also be 1st and 2nd place prizes, lunch at the turn, a 50/50 […]

In brief

Public hearing scheduled for police grant FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday scheduled a public hearing on the Police Department accepting a 2019 Justice Assistance Grant. The public hearing will take place during the board’s Sept. 3 meeting. Eligible law enforcement agencies in Genesee County have been awarded a cumulative grant of $160,353. The municipalities awarded […]

Local libraries team up to promote national library card sign-up month

Discounts available across the county

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library and the Flint Public Library are partnering with community businesses for National Library Card Sign-Up Month with a “Show Your Card and Save” promotion. From September 1 – 30, library patrons will receive discounts and special offers from over 60 local businesses simply by showing their library cards. Participating businesses include shops at […]