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Shooting for a Cause

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

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

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

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 […]

Mideast festival coming July 19-21

FLINT TWP. — Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival set for July 19-21 promises entertainment, children’s activities and, of course, lots of delicious Middle Eastern food. Church Secretary Dawn Davis said the women of the church already have started cooking for the three-day festival. “The food is all prepared by the church,” she said. “This week we had 20 to […]

Online survey regarding Pirate’s Park draws input

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township received an overwhelming response to its online survey seeking public input on purchasing Pirate’s Park to create a township community park. Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker said the survey, which appeared on the city’s website for about four weeks, garnered 1,200 responses. “It was an unusually high number when we had 800,” she said. “Now […]

Bridge reopens

A line of vehicles crosses the new $1.8 million Mill Road Bridge between Beecher Road and Flushing Road in Flint Township Monday. The bridge, which had been closed for 18 months, reopened May 31. Work on the 225-foot bridge was to have been completed last year, but construction was halted when union workers were locked out during a contract dispute. […]

Board seeks more information on medical marijuana businesses

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees decided Monday it needs more information and public input before voting on a resolution to allow medical marijuana businesses in the township. The board was presented with a resolution from the township Planning Commission, which stated that an amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow the businesses is being reviewed by […]

Officer receives promotion to sergeant

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Officer Neal Donovan has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, following Monday’s approval from the Flint Township Board of Trustees. Donovan has been an employee of the police department since 2007 and has served as a patrolman for nearly 12 years. During that time, he served as a K9 handler for seven years […]

Honoring fallen heroes

A row of flags wave atop the fence at Cronk Cemetery in Flint Township for the Memorial Day weekend. Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk said this is the second year the flags, which were provided by Funk and Trustee Tom Klee, have been placed on the fencing at Cronk and Bristol cemeteries in honor of those who gave their lives […]

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