WELCOME HOME — U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Mark Nebraski was welcomed home with applause and a standing ovation at the Flint Township board meeting Monday night. He returned to the United States on March 6 after a 12- month deployment in Arghandab River Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, who introduced him. He also served in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in New York. Nebraski attended the meeting with his mother, Deborah Nebraski, a candidate for township trustee, and Chelsey Nebraski, his wife with whom he celebrated his first wedding anniversary on March 2. “We want to thank you very much for your service to keep us free,” Miller said to Nebraski before the audience stood and gave him a standing ovation.