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Shooting for a Cause

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

The Gleason Community Fund held its annual Clay Shoot, June 14, at the Grand Blanc Huntsman Club. The event raises money for organ donation awareness and helps sponsors the organization’s annual essay scholarship in May. U.S. Senator Gary Peters, attended this year’s event. For more about the event see page 3.

Clerk’s office prepares for upcoming elections

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees voted to spend a total of $21,587.09 on items in preparation for upcoming elections. Township Clerk Kathy Funk told the board her office needs to purchase 16 election laptops at a cost of $12,202.24. The current computers run on Windows 7, and the State of Michigan is requiring that all laptops […]

Auto show hits town

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

GENESEE COUNTY — This weekend marks the 47th Annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair, taking place at the historic Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, on June 22-23. The event, which honors the City of Flint’s history and impact on the nation’s automotive industry, also serves as a fundraiser for the restoration and preservation of Sloan Museum’s significant collection of automobiles. This […]

Township hires assistant controller

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved hiring an assistant controller in the township’s accounting department. Township Clerk Kathy Funk told the board Controller Beth Takacs needs an assistant because of her workload and because she must begin training someone in anticipation of her retirement June 1, 2021. Funk compared the controller’s position to that of […]

Foundation holds annual clay shoot

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Held every year the Friday before Father’s Day, the annual Gleason Community Foundation Clay Shoot took place June 14 at the Grand Blanc Huntsman Club. This year the event drew in 87 shooters and there were many sponsors of the event, including Williams Gunsight in Davison Township and the Tondu Corporation from Texas. Several shooters were […]

CDBG fund approved on four projects

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission has recommended four Flint Township projects for Community Development Block Grant funding approval. For 2019, three projects will be funded. The township will be awarded $27,282 for the installation of sidewalks along Graham Road between Court Street and Corunna Road.; $16,048 to fund the Senior Center Food Pantry at 2071 S. […]

Woman killed in weekend shooting

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

FLINT TWP. — A woman was killed, and a man injured in an early morning shooting Saturday in Flint Township. Flint Township Police were called at about 3:29 a.m. to a parking lot in the 3000 block of West Pasadena Avenue where a 23-year-old Flint woman had been shot. The woman was taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital […]

In brief

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

Bike Night at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson FLINT TWP. — The first night of Flint Township DDA’s new Food Truck Festival takes place June 28 during Bike Nights at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson, 2400 Austin Parkway. The trucks will be open from 4-9 p.m. offering a variety of food, including Korean tacos, shrimp tacos, Frankenmuth chicken, reuben sandwiches, buttered noodles, brats and […]

HAP appoints Crawford Vice President of Underwriting

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan has appointed Seth Crawford as vice president of Underwriting. Crawford has nearly 30 years of experience in the health insurance industry, most of it at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. In addition to his extensive work on the payer side, Crawford most recently served as a licensed agent/broker at J.S. Clark Agency, where he […]

Wahlburgers opening at Genesee Valley Center

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 20, 2019

A crowd of about 200 people waited outside the new Wahlburgers in Genesee Valley Center Monday morning for the opening of the new Flint Township restaurant owned by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their brother, Chef Paul Wahlberg. The popular casual dining spot and bar is located at the outdoor Village between Barnes & Noble and Bar Louie. The […]