2020-03-05 E-Edition

Two longtime police officers retire

FLINT TWP. — Two Flint Township Police officers, each with 25 years of service, were honored March 2 as they officially left the department to enjoy their retirement. Sgt. James Daly and Ofc. Janelle Stokes were both recognized for their years of service to Flint Township and were presented with proclamations from the Board of Trustees, as well as their […]

Board conflicted over clerk’s department conferences

FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kathy Funk says attending classes and conferences are essential to keeping up with training and certifications in the clerk’s office. But some members of the Board of Trustees say keeping down costs means less travel expenses and fewer conferences. These differences of opinion came to a head at the March 2 township board meeting where classes […]

Carman-Ainsworth sending four ensembles to state festival

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth will send four music ensembles, representing the middle and high schools, to the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association State Festival in April. The Carman-Ainsworth High School Symphony Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Orchestra, and the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School 8th Grade Band received overall Division 1 ratings from a panel of four adjudicators during the MSBOA […]

Old Newsboys director remembered for service to the community

GENESEE COUNTY — Longtime Old Newsboys Executive Director Chris Hamilton is being remembered for his impact on the lives of children and adults across Genesee County. Hamilton, 73, of Flint Township, died on Sunday morning. In response to Hamilton’s passing, the Old Newsboys of Flint offered this statement: “The staff and board members here at Old Newsboys of Flint, are […]

In brief

Board purchases parts for new doors FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees voted to approve the purchase of two steel doors for Fire Station No. 2. The doors and parts will be purchased through the low bidder Castle Brothers for $7,144 Fire Chief Thomas Stadler said the old frames and doors were subjected to the elements over […]

Putting the ‘she’ in Shea

New car dealership carving a niche in Genesee County

FLINT TWP. — Knocking down walls that have kept women out of predominantly male-oriented industries is nothing new to Stacy Shea Fields. As the owner of Shea Automotive Group, 5135 Corunna Rd., Fields said she recognizes she’s in a minority as most automobile dealerships are male-owned. But having come from a career in industrial real estate development, she said she’s […]

Genisys Credit Union raises $6,500 for Food Bank

FLINT — On Feb. 25, Genisys Credit Union presented a check to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for $6,500 from various fundraising efforts at their Grand Blanc, Fenton, Clio, Vassar, and Marysville branches. “We are amazed by the continued support of our members and employees to help us raise funds in order to give back to our communities,” said […]

Financial Plus Credit Union will award two students a $1,000 Scholarship

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union will award two students with a $1,000 scholarship through their annual “You are the Future” Financial Plus Credit Union Scholarship. High school students graduating in 2020 with a 3.0 GPA or a current fulltime college or university student with a 3.0 GPA can apply now until May 1. The candidate must complete the application […]

In brief

Treasury: Completing the free application for Federal student aid is critical LANSING — The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding students and their families that the very first step to take when applying for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA. Priority consideration for state […]