A community service lesson

FLINT TWP. — Eager to help, the kids grabbed rakes and garbage bags and tackled the leaves in two yards on Stockton Street, as if they were their own. In a way they are. The students — fifth graders from Randels Elementary — are involved with Youth United, a program of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity which strives to engage […]

Fast-food businesses closed on Miller Road

FLINT TWP. —Fast-food offerings on Miller Road are slowing down as indicated by recent closings of two eateries. The KFC restaurant at 3066 Miller Rd. has closed permanently and the Sonic drivethrough at 3140 has reportedly closed until spring. KFC has operated at that location for an estimated 40 to 45 years. Township assessment records for the property date back […]

The VIEW from here

Pay attention ... there’s going to be a quiz

When I first started in this business I worked with an editor who used to write a satirical column he called his “current events quiz.” Over the years I’ve seen other writers take a stab at the same sort of thing and decided this week to give it a whirl myself. So how is your knowledge of current affairs?: What […]


View Newspapers: Here Today — And Here Tomorrow

The big news in newspapering in the greater Flint area late last week — Booth Newspapers’ announcement of its plans to discontinue the company’s Flint suburban weekly papers early next year — understandably has left both local readers and advertisers scratching their heads wondering where and how they fit into Booth’s plans. Here at the View Newspaper Group, we can […]

Night owls will beat early birds to many after-Thanksgiving deals

FLINT TWP. — Fans of the Black Friday day-after-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy need not plan on a good night’s sleep before heading out to the malls, as more stores announce midnight openings this year. Target, which has a store on Miller Road, was one of the first national retailers to announce a midnight opening, soon followed by Macy’s which has a […]

New Cartridge World franchise opens

FLINT TWP. — Probably the one thing more irksome than a printer running low on ink is having to go out and buy more, which often costs more than the printer itself. Jenny Voll, operations manager for Cartridge World stores in Michigan and Ohio, calls it the razor and blade quandary. A razor is useless without a blade and a […]

Second bomb threat at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — On the heels of a countywide bomb-threat to schools on Friday that led to early dismissal, students at Carman-Ainsworth High School were under lockdown most of Monday morning following another bomb threat called in. Superintendent Bill Haley said the call, believed to be made by a student, came into his office about 9:30 a.m. Following procedures, the […]

CAHS’ ‘Cinderella’ coming next week

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now on sale for the Carman Ainsworth theater department’s production of “Cinderella’’ putting their own spin on the classic fairytale. Performances will be at 7 p.m. November 17- 19. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children who show up wearing a costume. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance online […]

Police chief monthly report

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert said that Halloween night went off very well. “It was busy but nothing out of the ordinary,’’ he said. He also reported that the department handled 1,951 calls since the last township board meeting in October. Those included 16 personal injury accidents, 424 traffic stops and 211 emergency medical calls. —R.S.

Father/son team joins Westwood Hills Crime Watch

FLINT TWP. —The Westwood Hills Crime Watch added some new volunteers — retired Flint Township Police Officer Al Clark and his son Alex Clark — during the month of October to enhance the neighborhood’s eyes and ears for the Flint Township Police Department. The streets of the subdivision off Beecher and Mill roads were patrolled “Devils Night,” Oct. 30, and […]