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McLaren Health Plan expands sales team FLINT — McLaren Health Plan welcomes Ron Russman, Patricia Schulte and Jim McCloy to the growing sales team. With 19 years of insurance experience, Russman of Oxford is certified with the State of Michigan in life and health insurance and with the Health Insurance Association of America. He most recently served as an employee […]

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Excuse me — I must have ‘dialed’ the wrong number

I ’ve discovered my cellphone sometimes has a mind of its own. Well, maybe not the phone itself, but rather my backside sitting on it. I’m apparently a habitual buttdialer. I have inadvertently called a number of random people in my contacts list on the phone at all hours of the day and night because of my insistence on keeping […]

Bus drivers train to handle misbehaving students on buses

FLINT TWP. — School bus drivers have plenty of war stories to tell. Biters, fighters, hair pullers, litterers and worst are among problem behaviors Carman- Ainsworth drivers encounter regularly. To help them cope or prevent misbehaving students on school buses, the district’s 60 drivers convened in the middle-school Media Room last week for a professional development workshop. Basically, they were […]

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Genealogical Society to hold banquet FLINT — The annual Flint Genealogical Society banquet will be June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Flint Masonic Temple on South Saginaw St. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased before the banquet. Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, will be the featured […]



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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Eye Empire with special guests Ballz Deluxe, Mic Lordz & Sauce Funky and Medisun Wheel on May 4. This is a low dough concert. Trivium with special guests After the Minor and Dozic will perform May 5. Tickets are $20 in […]

Smiley announces bid for re-election

BURTON– State Representive Charles Smiley (D-Burton), has announced his candidacy for the 50th House District. The 50th district includes Burton, Grand Blanc, Grand Blanc Township and Mundy Township. Smiley served as Burton City Councilman from 1987 to 1991. He served as mayor for 19 years thereafter. Smiley has focused on “middle class workers, K-12 education, seniors, veterans, local government and […]

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