Work begins on I-75 exit to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — For the next month, be prepared for backed-up traffic at the I-75 exit to Miller Road. The traffic shift across the Miller Road bridge over I-75 began last Thursday, leaving only one lane open in both directions. This shift will be in place through the end of May, according to a construction update from the Michigan Department […]

In Brief

Kidney cancer support group to meet FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet May 11,1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. The topic will be “What Services ACS Provides.” For details call Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232-8233 or Lori Burger GHCI 810-762-8226. Open to the general public.— G.G. Glamour event fundraiser set GOODRICH — A Gift […]

Soccer evens up


In 2011-12, the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys and Girls Soccer Tournaments return to four equal divisions after 11 years under the “20 Percent Modification.” Under equal divisions, an equal percentage of schools that actually sponsor the sport is placed in each MHSAA division for that sport’s tournament. During 1999, the MHSAA conducted a study of all sports for which “equal […]

C-A students perform water quality testing for Earth Day

FLINT TWP. — Arriving at the muddy banks of Kearsley Creek after a 10-minute trek through the woods at Burton’s For-Mar Nature Preserve, about 20 biology students from Carman-Ainsworth High School found the murky water moving too fast and deep for wading. But that did not deter them from a hands-on lesson in water quality. They were there to take […]

Compost bin, rain barrel distribution planned

BURTON — The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission will hold a one day only compost bin and rain barrel distribution event on June 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Courtland Center Mall parking lot in Burton. This event will feature the FreeGarden™ EARTH compost bin and the FreeGarden™ RAIN rain barrel; affordable, attractive, and easy to use products that […]

Has the gray wolf recovered?


GENESEE COUNTY — In its efforts to keep our areas wildlife populations healthy and happy, as well as the rest of the states, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced on April 14 it would try and drop the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. While past attempts to delist the gray […]

Gleaner group to help with beautification project

FLINT TWP. — “Join Hands Day,’’ a Flint Township Park clean-up and beautification project, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on May 7 at the park pavilion, on Norko and Fleckenstein drives. Sponsored by The Gleaner, Greater Flint Area Arbor and the Flint Township Park Commission, the third annual event will include help from the 4-H Club and […]

Norton Male Chorus

Group celebrates 90 years with spring concert

FLINT — The year was 1921. It was the Roaring Twenties, a time of great American prosperity and cultural significance, when the Buick Factory was cranking out thousands of luxury vehicles and several local guys who liked to sing formed a group called the Buick Male Chorus. Ninety years later, the Buick Factory is razed and gone but the singing […]


SPRING WILD TURKEY HUNTS Private land-only licenses are good for the April 18-May 1 Hunt 0301, that includes the majority of the lower portion of the Lower Peninsula, mapped out as Hunt Unit ZZ in the 2011 Michigan Wild Turkey Hunting Digest. The Guaranteed Hunt Period, Hunt No. 234 is statewide and runs May 2-May 31. It is valid for […]

Career Fair offers CAMS students a variety of job fields

FLINT TWP. — Jeff Houck planned to be a professional baseball player when he grew up but instead specializes in high-tech security systems for the U.S. government and big business. Pharlon Randle wanted to be a professional musician but a regular job driving a school bus steered him to a career as a music producer. Jimmy Colley had no sense […]