Michigan businesses to benefit from decrease in worker’s comp rates

FLINT — Director Steven H. Hilfinger has announced good news for Michigan’s businesses as the pure premium advisory rates for worker’s compensation insurance will drop by an average of 7.4 percent. The decrease in the premium rate signifies a lower trend for worker’s compensation insurance rates in Michigan. Workers Compensation Agency Director Kevin Elsenheimer said the drop in average rates […]

A Fair tradition

County event to feature rodeo, sheep shearing and a squirrel on water skis

BURTON — While ribbon-winning vegetables spend their last days ripening in the sun and midway rides are loaded on flatbeds for a slow trek toward Michigan, the 162nd Genesee County Fair is already armed with a packed schedule Aug. 15-21. Check it out In addition to the quintessential rodeo, this year’s new attractions will include Twiggy the water skiing squirrel […]

Kidney cancer group

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will take place Sept. 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave, Flint. (off Robt. T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman LMSW,DCSW,BCD, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is open to the […]

Special immunization clinics for 2011-2012 school year

GENESEE COUNTY — In anticipation of high demand for vaccinations due to immunization requirements for school entry, the Genesee County Health Department strongly recommends parents contact their child’s health care provider immediately to ensure that your child is up to date on his or her immunizations before school begins. Children in kindergarten, 6th grade, and those entering a new school […]

High-tech road commission trucks will hit the Bricks in special exhibit

GENESEE COUNTY — After a snowstorm, when a big yellow county plow truck sweeps down the road, there is more skill to that task than meets the eye. Now the trucks are GPS-piloted, joystick-controlled, laser-driven machinery that require special training to operate. You can see for yourself how to drive one during a special exhibit being organized by the Genesee […]

STS seeking host families

GENESEE COUNTY — The STS Foundation is trying to find host families for incoming students and supervise their stay in the USA. A spokesperson for the organization said hosting may create a relationship that will last for a lifetime. By hosting, families have the opportunity to learn about another culture in their own homes. The host family’s responsibilities are two […]

Police Blotter

Equipment stolen FLINT TWP. — Management at the Econolodge on West Bristol Road reported to police that a wall furnace, a couple of snowblowers and a weed whacker had been stolen from a maintenance facility on the property. A hotel maintenance employee notified police at about 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 1 after discovering the lock had been pried off the […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Candlebox with special guests Royal Bliss and Redlight King, Aug. 11. Tickets are $20 in advance. Nonpoint will perform Aug. 12 with special guests 3 Pill Morning, Seven Day Sonnet and The Opening. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Indi-Grace Birthday […]

Off-duty State Trooper dies in freeway emergency

FLINT TWP. — Michigan State Police Trooper David Stokes, 41, of Davison, died at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, while offduty, according to an MSP press release. Stokes suffered a medical emergency while driving on southbound I-75 near the Miller Road exit in Flint Township. His personal vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in a weedy area. […]

Area players continue careers with Flint Fury

FLINT— Although most people are unaware, semi-pro football has been a staple in our area for quite some time. Many may remember the now-defunct Flint Falcons, who won over 30 games in a row on their way to back-to-back Michigan Football League titles in 1993 and 1994. Turmoil amongst coaches and players put an end to the historic squad in […]