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Veterans salute

Official marching band competitions are done, but that hasn’t stopped members of the Carman- Ainsworth High School Marching Band from using their musical prowess to entertain people in the community. Members of the Blue Brigade performed at during a Veterans Day lunch at Texas Roadhouse, 4140 Miller Rd., Monday.

Operation Christmas Child kicks off for the holidays



FLUSHING — Starting next Monday, Mayfair Bible Church in Flushing will be accepting Christmas gifts to pack for children in need all across the globe. Since 2016, Mayfair Bible Church has participated as a gift drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child, a nationwide program that collects and distributes gifts to children outside the United States who have been affected by […]

Genesee County hires consulting firm to review retiree healthcare plan



GENESEE COUNTY— Faced with a mounting depletion of funds, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners has hired a consulting firm to review the county’s retiree healthcare plan. In an October letter to county retirees, Genesee County Board Chairman Ted Henry indicated that Plante Moran has been selected to provide a costsavings plan for the county and to analyze healthcare options […]

Carman-Ainsworth High School Marching Band returns to State Championship

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth High School Blue Brigade Marching Band saved its best performance for the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship on Nov. 2 at Ford Field. While the marching band ended the competition in 9th place, the performance garnered loud applause from the audience and praise from the judges. “The Blue Brigade members should be proud […]

Census Bureau discusses changes coming in 2020



FLINT TWP. — Flint Township wants to get the word out early about the 2020 Census coming up in April to help improve its chances of receiving federal grant money. Emily Varney, with the U.S. Census Bureau, told the township Board of Trustees and audience members at Monday’s meeting that the census, which is constitutionally mandated to be performed every […]

Tricks and treats!


The Genesee Valley Center, Flint Township and Genesee County 9-1-1 held its annual Trunk-or-Treat at the mall Oct. 26. Law enforcement and first responders from across Genesee County turned out for the event to hand out candy to little ones. For more photos see page 5.

Trash a hot topic at township board meetings




FLINT TWP. — Trash has been a continuing topic of discussion at the last few meetings of the Flint Township Board of Trustees. Residents have come to the podium during public comment time at the last three meetings to complain about neighbors creating an unsightly mess by not following township rules regarding trash pickup and recycling. The trash talk started […]

Man killed in single-vehicle crash



FLINT TWP. — One man was killed, and a woman was critically injured early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Flint Township. Flint Township Police were called at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday to the westbound Interstate 69 ramp to southbound Interstate 75. According to police, Douglas Stull, 31, of Brighton was driving a Chevy Equinox going west on I-69 when […]

Genesee Career Institute student wins national competition



BURTON — How often have you been stuck in traffic, annoyed and wishing you had a stress reliever? That’s how Bendle High School senior Trenton Warner got the idea for the greeting card that recently received top honors in the 2019 Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation Student Design Competition. The competition included 287 students from across the country who […]

Clemons announces candidacy for Genesee County Board of Commissioners



FLINT TWP. — Flint Township resident Domonique Clemons has officially announced his candidacy for the Genesee County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat. County Commissioner Kim Courts has held the District 4 seat since she was first elected to the office in 2016. Courts has not announced whether she plans to run for re-election. The district covers Flint Township and […]


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