Active shooter training exercise at Davenport U
FLINT TWP.— At the request of administrators at Davenport University on Miller Road, the Flint Township Police Department conducted an active shooter training exercise on June 21, said Police Chief George Sippert.
The training was primarily for staff members, he said. The exercise also helped officers become more familiar with the building, Sippert said. Active shooter drills are conducted at many schools as a precaution to learn what to do if a situation arises involving a shooter or other threat to public safety. — R.S.
Old school reunion planned
FLINT TWP. — The 2013 Annual Utley All- School Reunion is being planned for Aug. 15 from noon-6 p.m. No reservations are necessary. The event will be held rain or shine at the Flushing Community Church Indoor Activity Center, 9500 West Pierson Rd.
Participants are asked to bring a potluck dish and their own nonalcoholic beverages. Table service and bottled water will be provided. A $5 donation from each person ($10 per couple) will be collected at the door to help pay for expenses and facility use.
The program includes 1950s music and random short movie clips of Utley memories. There will be an open mic time for anyone who wants to speak on behalf of their class. A special presentation around 3 p.m. will acknowledge the milestone anniversaries of the classes of 1943, 1953 and 1963.
Utley was one of four high schools serving the Flint Township area circa the 1950s. Built in 1941, Utley was reportedly near the current location of Carman-Ainsworth school. — R.S.
Back to the Bricks Tune-up parties coming back
FLINT TWP.— This year Flint Township will kick off a week of Tune-up parties Aug. 5-10 before the annual Back to the Bricks main event in downtown Flint Aug. 13-17. Now in its third year, the Tune-up parties couple with local businesses to provide a venue for old-car lovers to meet and show off their vehicles prior to the big event. Details are not yet available about this year’s venue, but in previous years were hosted by the Patsy Lou Williamson dealerships, Genesee Valley Center shopping mall and Duke’s Car and Stereo. The schedule for the week is:
• Aug. 5 Flint Township
• Aug. 6 Clio
• Aug. 7 Linden
• Aug. 8 Fenton
• Aug. 9 Davison
• Aug. 10 Mt Morris —R.S.
C-A taking applications for school board opening
FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth is still accepting applications for a vacancy on its board of education. Qualified & Interested candidates who are residents of Carman-Ainsworth school district and interested in being considered for this appointment should provide a letter of interest and resume by 4 p.m., July 11, to the Secretary of the Board of Education at the Carman-Ainsworth Administration Building, G- 3475 W. Court Street. — R.S.