2012-04-26

Firefighters practice regularly to be ready for real events




FLINT TWP. — With lives at stake, every second counts and firefighters must be prepared to respond quickly to many different scenarios. At the scene is not not the ideal place to sharpen those skills. That’s why Flint Township firefighters were swarming over the rooftop of a vacant commercial building on Miller Road last week. With an assist from Grand […]

DeCamp Dance Studio takes part in competitions



BURTON — Dancers from DeCamp’s Spotlight School of Dance recently competed at StarQuest International and Rainbow Connection’s regional competitions. They did amazing and brought home more than 50 trophies and plaques, and placed into 16 overalls in their categories, said Lindsay DeCamp Fullwood. DeCamp’s took 20 routines to Rainbow Connection’s competition ranging from solos to a Jazz and Adagio Line […]

In brief



Crisis talk scheduled for May 1 FLINT — Former NYC Police Detective Bill Paige is looking forward to his May 1 presentation in Flint that now includes appearances at two area high schools to talk with students about dealing with the crisis situations that many of them face on a daily basis. Paige, who also has served as chaplain for […]

Crosswords



Cyclist killed in I-69 crash



FLINT TWP. — The landmark “rock” at 12th and Hammerberg streets in Flint was painted last weekend in memory of Ellery Allan-Ray Thomas, 33, a Flint Township man who was killed April 19 when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a semi-truck on I-69 east of I-75. Police responded at about 3:05 p.m. to reports of a personal injury […]

Sudoku



Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. You can’t change the digits already provided in the grid. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.

Twp. OKs controversial Norko Drive project




FLINT TWP. — At least one Road Advisory Committee member is voicing displeasure over recently approved plans to repave Norko Drive. In a close 4-3 vote, the township board approved last week an estimated $88,000 road improvement project that will include removing the island at the intersection of Norko and Linden, resurfacing the asphalt, restriping the pavement to three lanes, […]

Solutions



Name change panel moving forward




FLINT TWP. — West Haven? Grandview Heights? Garland Township? Would Flint Township by any other name be better able to compete? A committee hoping to answer that question has met twice and is in the early stages of exploring feasibility of a name change or becoming a city, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced during her monthly update to the West […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present A Zombie Tribute Show for Gypsy Rose, Queen of the Burlesque, with special guests Crackjaw, Downseed, Until Solace, Six Seconds to Oblivion, Plethora and Cadence. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 the day of the show. Saliva, with special guests […]