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Township looking to hire more firefighters

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department still is actively recruiting new oncall firefighters. After ranks were diminished last year by several resignations, the department put out a call for new recruits. Six people signed up in the first round of preliminary hiring are expected to complete training requirements next month, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski. The department currently is staffed by 12 fulltime firefighters with two off on injury-related leave and 26 on-call firefighters including the new recruits, he said. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller mentioned that hiring information is posted on the township web site. Applications can be downloaded online or picked up at Fire Station #1 at 5331 Reuben Street, M-F 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — R.S.

Congressman Dan Kildee making four-day tour of Fifth Congressional District

GENESEE COUNTY — Newly elected U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee is on a four-day, 15- stop tour of the Fifth Congressional District this week that includes an open house today at his district office in Flint.

The open house is scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 801 S. Saginaw St.

Other stops planned for today include an early afternoon closed meeting with the Michigan at Bankers Association followed by remarks at 5 p.m. at Whaley Children’s Center Project Joy Family Room Grand Opening, 1201 N. Grand Traverse. Stops on Friday. Feb. 22, include remarks at Flint Rotary Club at 1 p.m. at Sarvis Center in the Flint Cultural Center followed by a closed meeting at the C.S. Mott Foundation.

Earlier this week, Kildee also made tour stops in Bay City, Saginaw, Saginaw Township, Tawas, East Tawas, Oscoda and Hale, according to a press release. That included open coffee hours for constituents, visits to local-area small businesses, meetings with business owners, government and non-profit officials and remarks to various organizations.

“I’m excited to travel throughout the Fifth Congressional District this week and listen to the concerns of my constituents,” Congressman Kildee said. “On my district-wide tour, I look forward to meeting with residents, small business owners and elected officials to discuss the various issues facing our nation and will certainly be taking their input back with me to Washington, D.C. as I consider legislation important to our district.” — R.S.

Mom 2 Mom sale at Holy Rosary

GENESEE TWP. — Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5199 Richfield Ra.d, will hold a Mom 2 Mom Sale March 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, table rental available for $20 per table. Featured items include gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers and pack ‘n plays. The sale is sponsored by St. Patrick’s Guild and the Holy Rosary Child Development Center.

Details: Call 810-736-6260 or e-mail holyrosarychilddevelopment@gmail.com. — G.G.


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