Many road improvements planned this summer

FLINT TWP. — A smoother ride is coming on bumpy Beveridge Road — one of many repaving projects this summer approved by the township board. More than a half-million dollars is being spent this construction season on township roads, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. Costs are being met by a combination of millage funds and Community Development Block Grant Funds […]

Setting the record straight

STATEWIDE — False rumors are circulating about the manner in which the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is enforcing a 2010 Invasive Species Order declaring a certain species of swine prohibited in Michigan. In May of 2010, the Michigan legislature passed a law allowing swine running at large to be killed on public and private land. Hunters with a valid […]

In brief

Park clean-up is Saturday FLINT TWP. — “Join Hands Day,’’ a cleanup and beautification of the Flint Township ark on Norko Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5. Sponsored by the Gleaner, Greater Flit Area Arbor, the annual event will include cleaning flower beds, replanting annuals, mulching, woodchipping the nature trail, removal of invasive plants, […]


BASEBALL The Cavaliers took the field at Broome Park in Genesee County over the weekend to compete in the first round of the Tom Cole Greater Flint Tournament, an effort that ended with a 3-0 loss to former Big Nine rival Kearsley last Friday. Carman- Ainsworth was within striking distance for the majority of this contest after holding the Hornets […]

Local reactions to helmet law repeal

GENESEE COUNTY — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill on April 12 repealing Michigan’s 45-year-old mandatory helmet law for motorcycle riders. It allows those age 21 or older to ride without a helmet provided they carry at least $20,000 in additional medical insurance and have either passed a motorcycle safety course or had a motorcycle endorsement for two years. It […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Wow – What a Week for Chrysler!

The No. 3 U.S. automaker turned in a week for the history books last week. First and foremost, Chrysler reported record quarterly profits, its best showing in 13 years. But also, it had an impressive display at the SAE Congress led by the 2013 Dodge Dart, its CEO announced that the automaker is going to rent office space in downtown […]

Neighborhood grocery store reopens at Maple and Van Slyke

FLINT TWP. — Shelly Cunningham welcomes the reopening of a neighborhood supermarket at Maple and Van Slyke roads and not only because she works there as a cashier. Cunningham lives nearby and said having the store there means that area residents no longer need to drive further away to Walmart or Meijer to buy a loaf of bread or a […]

Flooding causes chaos around Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — The I-75 freeway at the I-69 over pass was closed several hours Friday morning due to flooding. But flood waters were receding and sections on I-69 and I-75 were reopening as of about 3:30 p.m. with some exceptions, according to an update from MDOT. Some ramps at the I-75/I-69 interchange remain closed and SB I-75 is closed at […]

In brief

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 […]

The VIEW from here

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 […]