2020-02-06 E-Edition

Opening ceremony for Senior Winter Games Held February 3

DAVISON TWP. — The 2020 Senior Winter Games are off to a strong start following opening ceremonies held Feb. 3 at the Davison Area Senior Citizen Center. The month-long games (Feb. 3-March 3) kicked off with a Pie Eating Contest following opening remarks by Jean Johnson, president of the Board of Directors for the Genesee Senior Centers. There was also […]

Township plans road improvements for 2020

FLINT TWP. — The township’s road advisory committee recently made its recommendations for road repairs in 2020. Mike Whiteside from the road advisory committee said the past several months have been hard while developing a 2020 road plan. The committee, he said, is charged with the task of getting the most repairs with the limited money the township has from […]

Board approves new five-year IT contract

Cost increases from $19,500 to $31,800 for added protection

FLINT TWP. — Offering improved protection from cyber-attacks, ransomware and server crashes, IT Right, the township’s information technology provider, requested a new contract Feb. 3, along with a $12,300 cost increase for five-years. The board approved the new contract with IT Right by a 6-1 vote, Clerk Kathy Funk voting no after experiencing what she said has been a poor […]

Christenson throws hat into the ring for judge

FLINT — Veteran local attorney ‘Chris’ Christenson announced Jan. 30 his candidacy for Judge of Genesee County 7th District Circuit Court. Christenson will run in the November election for an open seat on the court, caused by the retirement of two current circuit judges. “I look forward to serving the people of Genesee County, with nearly two decades of experience […]

Sanford announces bid for Genesee County Sheriff

LINDEN — Stephen Sanford, a decorated Army veteran, has announced his candidacy for Genesee County sheriff. “The citizens of Genesee county deserve effective law enforcement,” said Sanford, who said he plans to deliver it using a multifaceted approach of compassion, respect, investigative efforts, and community cooperation to rebuild “respect between police and citizens.” Sanford is a combat veteran of the […]

In brief

Swiss Steak Dinner FLUSHING — The Flushing Masonic Center will be holding its next Swiss Steak dinner on Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dinner is $10 per person and takeouts are available. The Flushing Masonic Center is located on 349 S. Seymour Rd. in Flushing. — B.G. Vendors needed for Huge Indoor Garage & Craft Sale […]

Celebrate Flint’s car history at Chrome & Ice this weekend

GENESEE COUNTY — Back to the Bricks is gearing up for the fifth annual Chrome & Ice indoor car show, set for this weekend, Feb. 7-9 at Dort Financial Credit Union Event Center. Sponsored by General Motors and brought to you by Dort Financial Credit Union, Chrome & Ice 2020 promises to be the best event yet, as Genesee County […]

Visitors can explore the deep sea and have fun with physics at Sloan Museum

BURTON — Two new exhibits, Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss and Roll, Drop, Bounce, are open at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. Extreme Deep and Roll, Drop, Bounce will be on exhibit at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center through Sept. 13. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12–5 p.m. Admission is $9 […]

In brief

Flint & Genesee Chamber receives $246,000 in grants FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce has announced the receipt of $246,000 in grants and donations supporting the organization’s efforts to support youth education and economic growth. The funding received includes two grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corp., or MEDC. A $130,000 grant will support the Flint & […]