2020-01-09 E-Edition

Longtime Crim runner remembered for impact on racing community

FLINT — Only a few select men have run the Crim Festival of Races every year since it began in 1977. Flint native Tim Giles was one of them. Giles, who ran 43rd consecutive Crim 10-mile races, died this past November at the age of 74. He completed his final Crim run last August, just a few months before passing […]

Back to the Bricks names first executive director

FLINT — Back to the Bricks has its first-ever executive director and she said she hopes to carry on the annual classic car event into its 16th year and on to the future. Chairman of the Board Steve Hobson announced Tuesday the hiring of Amber Taylor who will serve as the organization’s first executive director. “Fifteen years ago, we started […]

Longtime Flint educator dies at age 76

FLINT — Funeral services were to be held today (Jan. 9) for John Clothier, age 76, of Flint. He died Jan. 2, 2020 at Hurley Medical Center. A memorial service was held today at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. Contributions may be made to Flint Classroom Support Fund or Flint Olympian Canusa Games. Cremation has taken […]

Annual MLK event features keynote speech, performances

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts, in partnership with the Flint Public Library, presents a celebratory program of the life and work of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20 with free, family-friendly activities and events in both spaces. Because the FIA galleries open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., the public may visit […]

State sends out applications to serve on redistricting commission

LANSING — Applications to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) were today mailed to 250,000 randomly selected voters across the state. The mailing is the next step in a process to create Michigan’s first citizens redistricting commission—also one of the nation’s first— which voters approved in November 2018 as Proposal 2 to amend the Michigan Constitution. The commission […]

County Board looks back at 2019, sets goals for 2020

GENESEE COUNTY — During 2019, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners made several key decisions, while handling pressing issues with retiree healthcare and the county’s cybersecurity. Below is a summary of significant projects and moves initiated by the county board, along with the county’s goals for the New Year. Accomplishments and key decisions: Among the county’s main accomplishments in 2019 […]

In brief

Book Club FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township- McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., will hold book club on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. This group will meet and discuss a wide variety of fiction that is selected monthly. The group is open to the public. — G.G. Magic by Jania FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library, 3141 […]

2020 shaping up to be a good year

The new year already looked to be jam-packed with presidential campaigning, debates, a primary and presidential election. Now we’ll be packing a few more things into 2020. Just after Thanksgiving, our oldest daughter’s boyfriend, Kevin, called and asked her dad and I to meet him at a pub for a drink. When he told me Kassie wasn’t with him, I […]

New thrift store opening second location at Genesee Valley Center

FLINT TWP. — A new store opening in Genesee Valley Center is all about the experience – a unique shopping experience for customers and the opportunity for area students to gain experience running a business. Allen Ryckman, owner of Community Threads of Fenton, is opening a second location, Experience Community Threads, in early February in the former Forever 21 space […]