Firefighters to contribute to health care costs

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters will contribute more toward health insurance costs following action taken by the board of trustees at a recent meeting. Under provisions of new legislation, the board chose from three funding options laid out by controller Beth Takacs. They could allocate a “hard cap” cost evenly distributed among the firefighters, or elect to pay an 80 percent […]

Sale will benefit soldiers overseas

ORTONVILLE —The Ortonville Sewing Club will once again be set up in the hallway at Bueches on Nov. 26, selling items made by them or donated to them. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to help soldiers and veterans by way of buying snacks and personal care items for the Desert Angels packing parties. They also make neckcoolers for […]

Suspect sought in double homicide

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department is investigating the homicide of two township residents at 3417 Clovertree Lane. Deceased are Charles Ferman Woodson, 78, and Phyllis Olivia Woodson, 53.Investigators are looking for a person of interest who has been identified as Marcus Darnell Lanes, 45. He is described as a black male, 5-foot-7-inches tall, weighing 140-160 lbs., with brown […]


Genesee County Literacy Coalition looking for items

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is looking for donations of Books for a book sale. Please drop books off at Pages Bookstore with ATTEN: Marta, 132 W. 2nd St., Flint, Mi. Hours are Thursday or Friday 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-767-7243. The coalition is also looking for any items you wish to donate (books, too) for a Rummage […]

Township board fires police officer

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Officer Matt Needham was discharged Monday night, following an 80 minute closed session by the township Board of Trustees. After meeting with Steve Shultz and Police Chief George Sippert, the board also called Needham into the hearing, before reconvening to make the unanimous termination decision. Little discussion preceeded the dismissal. Trustee Frank Kasle, who […]

Christmas Box holding Variety Show

GENESEE COUNTY — Interested in an evening of fun and frolicking? On Dec. 4, the Jewel in Grand Blanc is sponsoring a Variety Show featuring live music, dancing, and hypnosis. The festivities run from 7-10 p.m. There will be a $10 donation at the door with proceeds going to the Old Newsboys to support their Christmas Box Program. The Old […]

iPads bringing Apps to AP classes

FLINT TWP. —The global birth announcement of the 7 billionth person a few weeks ago meant more than a milestone to Carman-Ainsworth Advanced Placement teacher Michael Stewart. For him, it was a World History lesson he could share with his students, thanks to a National Geographic App he found online using his new iPad computer. Stewart was among the teachers […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Whitey Morgan and the 78s, with special guests Dixie Hustler, on Nov. 25. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Hank 3 show on Nov. 26 is sold out. Tantric will perform Dec. 1 with special guests Man Made Machine and Eve […]

Digits helps middle school students conquer math concepts

FLINT TWP. — Since Rachel Baldwin began teaching the digits online math program to sixth-graders at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, she has seen one of her student’s grades rise from C- and D+ to 90s and 100s. “I have been so proud of him. He has made such gains,’’ she said. “It’s really wonderful for a teacher to see all that […]