Lieutenant promoted to assistant

Resident, board members object to appointment

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees has promoted Lt. Michael Burkley to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief, despite objections from a trustee and a resident who spoke at a recent meeting. Trustee Frank Kasle and Treasurer Sandra Wright voted no in the 4-2 decision approving Burkley’s promotion. Barb Vert was absent. Kasle was the most vocal in his […]


EVERY WEDNESDAY Jr. Golf Program for beginners. 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For details call Washakie at 810-688-3235. MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday […]

State-of-the-art math program comes to Carman-Ainsworth

FLINT TWP. — An invitation for Carman-Ainsworth Middle School students to participate in a state-of-the-art math curriculum is under consideration after being discussed at a recent school board meeting. Assistant Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff explained the invitation from Pearson, a leading education technology company, offers free use of its new “digits’’ math program as part of a two-year efficacy study beginning […]

Man arrested in connection with daughter’s death

FLINT TWP. — A 20-year-old Flint man has been arrested in connection with the death of his two-year-old daughter. Officers called to 1343 Donal Drive at about 9 a.m. on July 3, found the child was not breathing. Efforts were made to resuscitate her. She was later transported to Hurley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Police on Tuesday […]

Business training seminar planned

FLINT TWP. — Women in business are the focus of a free Genesee Regional Procurement & Technical Assistance (PTAC) training seminar on Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Training, 8(a) Business Development Program and HUBZone Certification Orientation. This U.S. Small Business Administration seminar is hosted by the Genesee Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Topics covered […]

Patsy Lou dealership undergoing renovations

FLINT TWP. — Renovations are underway to convert Patsy Lou Williams Chevrolet on Corunna Road to a new uniform image design being mandated by General Motors for all its dealerships. Work crews already have stripped the building of its long-standing black granite facade that will be replaced by a metal facade in Chevrolet blue, white and silver prominently displaying the […]

Business Briefs

Don’t miss government contracting seminars FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which continues July 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It concludes Aug. 26. The seminars will be conducted by Todd […]

Grant focuses on expanding economic strength, opportunities

FLINT — Since its launch in 2006, the Prima Civitas Foundation has sought to help Michigan residents and leaders explore, understand and realize a new economic vision for the state. The East Lansing-based organization will take those efforts to a new level this year, thanks to an $800,000 general purposes grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The grant will […]

The VIEW from here

Be vwewy quiet … she’s hunting wabbits

I’ve stepped into the middle of a warzone, it would seem. My girlfriend’s quiet neighborhood is actually under siege by an army of hopping, cotton-tailed menaces who are systematically destroying the plants and flowers the people of this fine community use to beautify and landscape their lawns. I’m talking about bunnies, hares or as Elmer Fudd would call them – […]


Insect collector entertains kids with presentation

FLINT TWP. — Gary Dunn has about 100,000 bugs at his home and frequently gets more from his mailbox. Most of them are dead. The East Lansing bug collector showed about 1,000 of his specimens to children gathered Thursday at the Genesee District Library branch for a presentation called “Young Entomologists.” Using large rubber specimens, Dunn demonstrated the difference between […]