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Spring into Fun!

A Family Fun Fair was held May 18 at the Resurrection Reformed Church, 5225 Calkins Rd. There was a clown performing magic tricks and this young girl, Mariah Simmons, 6, of Flint took a pony ride at the event. For more from the Fun Fair, see page 15 inside.

Board approves contract with Emterra for trash and recycling



FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved a contract extension with Emterra Environmental USA to potentially lock in rates for refuse collection and recycling for the next 10 years. Dan Garman of Emterra offered the board the option of renewing its contract for any combination of time frames it chose adding up to 10 years with […]

Carman-Ainsworth disappointed in millage defeat



FLINT TWP. — Officials in the Carman-Ainsworth Community School District said they are disappointed the millage ballot proposals from May 7 didn’t receive enough votes to pass. Voters rejected a 1-mill increase in the district’s sinking fund, potentially generating $750,000 a year from 2019 to 2023; and a Headlee Amendment override not to exceed 2.1314 mills that would have generated […]

Township approved for $1.5 million grant for Pirate’s Park purchase


FLINT TWP. – The township received notification May 16 that it has been approved for a $1.5 million grant from the state for the purchase and renovation of Pirates Park. The township will receive a $1.5 million Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, part of House Bill 4244 passed by the Legislature. Flint Township Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker said […]

Township seeks grant to buy Pirates Park



FLINT TWP. — Flint Township hopes to breathe new life into an abandoned amusement park with the help of a $1.5 million state grant. Pirate’s Park, 4175 Miller Road, once was the place to be on warm, sunny days with its water park, paddle boats, batting cages and putt-putt golf. But the 48-acre entertainment venue partially closed about 10 years […]

View Newspaper Group and Michigan Web Press to acquire Daily News and Stafford Printing

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group and Michigan Web Press are pleased to announce the planned acquisition of The Daily News and Stafford Printing, both in Greenville, Mich. The acquisition is set to close on June 3. Founded in 2003 by Rick Burrough, View Newspaper Group will now include 19 community newspapers and a staff totaling more than 115, covering Lapeer, […]

Honoring those who gave

The Gleason Community Fund, which supports organ donation, held a memorial tree planting service at the Genesee County Circuit Court Building, May 6. The event was attended by Genesee County Clerk and president of the Community Fund, John Gleason; Martin Cousineau, Genesee County Commissioner 7th District; Ellen Ellenburg, Genesee County Commissioner 3rd District; and Gary Jones, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Liaison […]

View Newspaper Group and Michigan Web Press to acquire the Daily News and Stafford Printing

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group and Michigan Web Press are pleased to announce the planned acquisition of the Daily News and Stafford Printing, both of which are located in Greenville, Mich. The acquisition is set to close on June 3. Founded in 2003 by Rick Burrough, View Newspaper Group will now include 19 community newspapers and a staff totaling more […]

Carman-Ainsworth millage proposals voted down



FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth school’s requests for an increase in its sinking fund millage and the setting of a higher millage rate to bypass annual Headlee Amendment losses to its budget were shot down by voters, Tuesday. Voters rejected a 1-mill increase in the district’s sinking fund, potentially generating $750,000 a year from 2019 to 2023; and a Headlee […]

Suspect charged in April 25 shooting



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a suspect in an April 25 shooting in Flint Township. The suspect, Michael Love, 46, of Flint Township, is charged with assault with great bodily harm less than murder, receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and three counts of […]


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