2011-10-06

In brief



County-wide tourism organization changes name FLINT — Though the promotion of Genesee County as a destination has been the job of the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau since its founding, the broader reality of its mission was never reflected in the name. That will change this month as Genesee County’s tourism bureau will officially become the Flint-Genesee County Convention […]

Police seeking man who has approached children

Suspect may be posing as law enforcement

GENESEE COUNTY — Police agencies have been alerted to a possible child predator and have advised law enforcement and the general public to be on the lookout for a suspicious subject. Police and the public are asked to be on the lookout for for a blue in color vehicle, possibly an SUV, with the word ‘Midland’ on at least one […]

HAP now provides extra protection for Medicare beneficiaries



DETROIT — Effective immediately, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) will provide Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plan members with valueadded emergency travel assistance if they become ill or injured while traveling 100 miles or more away from home, or in another country, free of charge. HAP has partnered with Assist America of Princeton, N.J., the premier provider of global emergency services […]

Police seeking man who has approached children

Suspect may be posing as law enforcement

GENESEE COUNTY — Police agencies have been alerted to a possible child predator and have advised law enforcement and the general public to be on the lookout for a suspicious subject. Police and the public are asked to be on the lookout for for a blue in color vehicle, possibly an SUV, with the word ‘Midland’ on at least one […]

‘… a distinction that sets us apart’



DAVISON — C&L Ward, headquartered in Davison, moved up in the rankings among the Top 500 Remodeling companies in the nation tabulated by Qualified Remodeler magazine. C&L Ward currently ranks 74th compared to 96th in 2010. The list, published annually by the magazine for the past 31 years, ranks the top remodelers by revenue. “It’s quite an achievement and an […]

The VIEW from here

Marine’s death a hard pill to swallow

Sixteen. That’s the number of men from Genesee County who have lost their life serving in the wars being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan these past 10 years. As I took count Tuesday, seeing the names and short biographies on each of the men who have died from here on a website, I found it hard not to want to […]

Woman hosts annual charity event in honor of late husband



GRAND BLANC — As fans for both the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans gear up for the in-state rivalry football game on Oct. 15, Melissa Danan-Rilko’s goal is to unite the two fan bases for a good cause. Danan-Rilko lost her husband, Bernard Danan, a beloved trauma surgeon at Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Regional Medical Center […]

Randels students paint mural at car dealership



FLINT TWP. — A mural created by Randels Elementary school students will be unveiled to the public along with the newly renovated Patsy Lou Williamson Chevrolet dealership at a grand reopening event on October 27. Patricia Morgan’s entire second-grade class was invited to the dealership a few weeks ago to create the colorful automotive -themed mural on one wall of […]