Peckham opens new facility in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — A new manufacturing facility in Flint Township is creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. Peckham Inc. held an open house Sept. 5 at its Flint Township location at 3080 S. Linden Road. The renovated facility was a former furniture store and now has more than 33,000 square feet of manufacturing space. It also includes more than […]

Peace Presbyterian Church celebrates 100 years

FLINT TWP. — For five Sundays, through Oct. 6, Peace Presbyterian Church will be celebrating its first century while looking forward to the second. The celebration will culminate on the final Sunday with an anniversary dinner and a special afternoon service full of stories of the past, special music, and even some prayers in German. Peace Presbyterian Church, originally called […]

Area Boy Scout Troop explore the “Big Cub” North Manitou

LELAND TWP. — The legend of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Manitou Islands have slight variations, but the most prominent one tells the tale of two bear cubs that died setting out to swim across Lake Michigan. Their mother lay down on the shore for an eternal vigil for her perished cubs. Recently, the Boy Scouts from Troop 31 at […]

Cherry and AG Dana Nessel to host elder abuse town hall

MT. MORRIS — State Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint) invites residents to join him at an upcoming town hall on Monday, Sept. 16, at Krapohl Senior Center, 5473 Bicentennial Drive in Mt. Morris from 10 a.m. to noon to discuss the issue of elder abuse and how it affects the state and local communities. Joining Cherry will be special guest Michigan […]

Opening musical acts announced for the Ally Challenge Concert

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials have announced two Michigan based bands, 3RD° Burns and Tripp ‘N’ Dixie, will open the 2019 Ally Challenge Community Concert for Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Dierks Bentley. The second annual Ally Challenge Community Concert is Sept. 14, on the driving range at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club following the second round of competition at The […]

Sapone named interim Bishop International Airport director

FLINT — The Bishop International Airport Authority has named Nino Sapone, its current deputy airport director, operations and maintenance, to be interim airport director. Sapone takes over for former director Craig Williams, who resigned in July after five years at the helm. “I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Sapone said. “Bishop International Airport is a great, userfriendly […]

Walmart evacuated after threat

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police evacuated the Walmart store at 4313 Corunna Road Aug. 27 after a reported threat. Police responded shortly before 6:45 p.m., and the store was evacuated while officers investigated. The store reopened at about 8:15 p.m. after officers concluded the investigation. Police would not say what type of threat had been received. — J.J.

Reward offered for arrest of suspect in hit-and-run death

FLINT TWP. — A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a 91-year-old Flint Township woman. Helen Booth was walking near mailboxes at about 2 p.m. Aug. 22 in the area of South Valley Drive and Elms Road when she […]

Legionnaires’ Disease in Genesee County — Summer 2019 Update

GENESEE COUNTY — As summer winds down, the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) reminds residents of the continued risk of Legionnaires’ disease (LD). The GCHD continues to investigate LD cases and provides this update to ensure that residents, healthcare providers, and building managers are aware of the risk of Legionella bacteria and how to prevent or protect against LD. In […]

Township board approves purchase of new computers

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Tuesday approved spending a total of $17,385 to replace 12 computers and a server in several departments in the administration offices. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the current equipment is older and not compatible with the new software. She also said the old software will not be serviced by Microsoft after the […]

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