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Volunteers clean-up gravestones at Cronk Cemetery

FLINT TWP. — Gravestones and monuments that have sat for decades in Flint Township’s Cronk Cemetery are getting some tender loving care from a pair of volunteers. Jean Herta, a math teacher at Saginaw High School, and Karen Barnes, director of benefits for Flint Township, have volunteered to take on the project of cleaning the gravestones and monuments for the […]

Fire at CAHS extinguished by sprinklers

FLINT TWP. — A sprinkler system extinguished a fire in the maintenance office at Carman-Ainsworth High School Tuesday night. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley said the Flint Township Fire Department was alerted to a sprinkler activation at about 10:41 p.m. inside the building at 1300 N. Linden Road. The sprinkler set off a water flow alarm at the department. Burkley […]

Genesee County Animal Control reopening delayed

Facility closed during $8.2 million expansion project

FLINT — Genesee County Animal Control will remain closed from until Sept. 10. As part of the $8.2 million renovation and expansion of its facility, Phase 1 has been substantially completed. The closure allowed for the move of animals and administrative staff into the new facility. With this move, work will begin on Phase 2, the renovation and expansion of […]

Board votes to extend Southgate Drive

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Tuesday approved spending an additional $40,706 to extend the Southgate Drive project by 100 feet. The Genesee County Road Commission awarded Zito Construction the bid to repair a cross tube, several catch basins and concrete on Southgate Drive. The GCRC used a Community Development Block Grant of $61,294 to fund that […]

Fun at the Fair

MT. MORRIS — The 170th Annual Genesee County Fair provided a week packed with carnival rides, 4-H livestock exhibitions, concerts and various attractions from Aug. 19-25. More 4-H pics from the fair on page 10 or visit the Flushing View Facebook page. — B.G.

Woman, 91, killed in hit-and-run

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A 91-year-old woman who was left lying in the roadway after being struck by a vehicle last week in Flint Township has died. According to police, Helen Booth of Flint Township was walking near the mailboxes on South Valley Drive near Elms Road at about 2:06 p.m. Aug. 22 when she was hit by a vehicle that […]

Flint man struck, killed

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A 46-year-old Flint man died after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday night in Flint Township. Flint Township Police responded at about 10:58 p.m. to a crash involving a pedestrian at West Bristol road near Moulton Drive, east of Van Slyke Road. According to a press release, the man was walking in the right lane of West […]

First round of bid packages OK’d in school bond projects

SWARTZ CREEK — Shovels will start hitting the ground any day now at four of the five Swartz Creek elementary schools. The Board of Education last week approved bid packages for office renovations and construction of maker spaces and secure entryways at Dieck, Elms Road, Morrish and Syring. Board members also approved bids for a new fire alarm system at […]

Township to seek loan for demolition of properties

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees agreed Monday to apply for a $37,500 loan to pay for demolition of eight condemned properties. The township will enter into a loan agreement with the Genesee County Land Bank to fund demolition of properties that have been foreclosed on and now are in the possession of the Genesee County Treasurer. […]

Results of ground water testing at Bishop Airport ‘encouraging’

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees learned at its Monday meeting that three new monitoring wells on the old landfill site at Bishop International Airport recently tested at nondetectable levels of groundwater contamination. Paul Bucholtz of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said groundwater monitor wells look at the shallow water atop the clay […]

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