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 funds include Genesee County, Flint Township Flint City and Mount Morris Township. The funds must be spent to improve criminal justice service in these communities. Anyone with comments or questions may contact Lt. James Baldwin at 810-600-3250 or attend the public hearing. — J.J.

State police to host Citizens’ Academy

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The State Police Flint Post announces the 4th annual Citizens’ Academy, which will begin Monday, Sept. 30, and end Monday, Nov. 18. The free eight-week academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community, and get to know personnel at the MSP Flint Post.

The eight-week academy will meet at the Post, 4481 Corunna Rd., every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. An exception will be made for the week of Veteran’s Day, and class will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12. A graduation ceremony will take place Nov. 18.

Individuals who are interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy should contact Trooper Steve Kramer at 810-732-1111 or Kramers1@ for an application. Applications also will be available at the front desk of the Flint Post. The deadline for applications is Monday, Sept. 9. Limited spots are available. — L.R.

Jeepers Creekers fun run registration open

SWARTZ CREEK — The Jeepers Creekers committee will sponsor a 5K costumed fun run/ walk Saturday, Oct. 12.

To register, go to and scroll down to the registration form. You can pay online. The run begins at 10 a.m. from the high school and goes through Winchester Village. Costumes are encouraged.

The deadline for early registration is Sept. 12. Early registration costs $21 with a shirt, $11 without. After Sept. 12, registration costs $26 with a shirt (which is not guaranteed if you wait too long), $16 without.

The committee also needs volunteers, so if your church group or other organization is looking for a service project, please signup online at the web address above.

The Oct. 12 festivities get rolling again at 4 p.m. with a Zombie Shamble. Dress up as the undead and gather at Kincaid Field (Hometown Days Field) on Morrish Road, and follow the zombie parade through downtown Swartz Creek to the Civic Campus, where the fun will continue with the independent film festival, Tales From the Creek.

Keep watching The Swartz Creek View, and follow the Jeepers Creekers and Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce pages and events on Facebook for more details as the time draws nigh for Jeepers Creekers. — L.R.