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Flint Bishop Airport receives nearly $1 million in grant money

FLINT TWP. — Flint Bishop International Airport is getting $956,449 in federal grant money to improve and upgrade its infrastructure. The federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, will invest in taxiway improvements, which help aircrafts move between runways, ramps and hangars safely. Grant funding will also be used to acquire snow removal equipment to help prepare the […]

YMCA Operation 600 brings community to camp

FENTON — YMCA Camp Copneconic is looking for volunteers to help clean-up camp and ready the grounds for the summer season. Every year, more than 4,000 youth will attend a day or overnight camp at the 700 acre camp in Fenton. This year’s volunteer day is especially important as the camp was not open for the 2020 season due to […]

Mid-Michigan students honored for top academic achievement

LANSING — Local community college students from Mid-Michigan College and Mott Community College today were recognized for their impressive academic achievements and named to the state’s Academic Team within Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society for high-achieving college students. “Michigan’s community colleges are proud to have 75 outstanding students joining the Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team this […]

Bottle and can drive to support Blue Brigade Marching Band

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Blue Brigade Band Boosters have a can and bottle and drive scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 10. Drop off your returnable cans and bottles at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Avenue. Proceeds go to support the Carman-Ainsworth Blue Brigade Marching Band. — B.G.

Leigh LaForest named president of Grand Blanc chamber

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Board of Directors has unanimously approved hiring Leigh LaForest as president of the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce effective Monday, April 12. A graduate of Grand Blanc High School, LaForest brings Chamber of Commerce, local government, and small business ownership experience to her new role. LaForest leaves her position as […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO April 14, 2011 Ownership of the five-acre Russellville Ballroom property will soon be coming home. The Richfield Township Board of Trustees voted April 12 to purchase the property, located on N. Irish Road, north of Coldwater Road, from the Genesee County Land Bank for $40. In 2009 the township spent about $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant […]

Metro PD seeks volunteer MVPs

MUNDY TWP. and SWARTZ CREEK — The Metro Police Authority of Genesee County is seeking volunteers to participate in the Metro Volunteer Program. Upon completion of the citizen training academy, MVPs will work with and assist the police department at local events such as parades, Hometown Days, and school sporting events. MVPs also help with property checks, citizen visits, and […]

Take a stick, leave a stick

Stick ‘library’ installed in Elms Park dog park


SWARTZ CREEK — Frequent visitors to the dog park in Swartz Creek’s Elms Park will notice a new addition to the canine play place: a stick “library.” Nameplates affixed to the front of the wooden box ask guests to take a stick or leave a stick, and let folks know that the library is dedicated to the memories of Riley […]

Three generations of Dort women helped support Flint’s music education roots

Women’s History Month offers opportunity for FIM to recognize them

FLINT — Marcia W. Dort was 89 years old when the former Dort-home-turned-Flint- Institute-of-Music burned down in 1970. Her daughter-in-law, Patricia, was 52. Her namesake granddaughter, Marcia, was just 25. But the loss of the building didn’t deter Mrs. Dort or the next two generations of Dort women from carrying on their family’s passion for musical education in Flint and […]

Dort Financial wants to hear your business idea

GENESEE COUNTY – Throughout the month of April, Dort Financial Credit Union will be observing National Youth Month 2021, a celebration with Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Every year, Youth Month serves to encourage kids to develop healthy saving habits by making savings fun and exciting. As part of Dort Financial’s commitment to spreading the word about financial fitness and […]


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