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More vanity plates mean lots more fun

It used to take me a few months to round up enough vanity plates to write about in this space. But now I have friends and family who have been helping me track down the funny and strange plates out there, so to all of you thanks! Here’s my latest offering of vanity plates and my thoughts on them: FASHO1 […]

West Point instructors host technology workshop at CAMS

FLINT TWP. — Brandon Hayes hopes someday to become a cardiologist and his good friend Jordan Nunn wants to be a chemical engineer. Both will be ninthgraders at Carman- Ainsworth High School in the fall. Last week, encouraged by their middle school algebra teacher, they teamed up to explore the future of technology at a Mobile STEM Workshop conducted by […]

In brief

Summer food program distribution sites named GENESEE COUNTY — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that […]


Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Battlecross, with special guest Beast in the Field, June 28. Tickets are $8 in advance. On June 29, Spineshank will perform with special guests 9 Electric and Mureau. Tickets are $10. Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys will perform June 30. Tickets […]

Firefighter resignation raises staffing concerns

FLINT TWP. — One of two staff resignations submitted to the township board last week prompted a discussion about improving retention and morale. The board accepted letters of resignation from Patricia Watson, a communications operator in the police department and Christa Shulters, an on-call firefighter. Watson indicated she was leaving to accept a job out of state. But Shulters letter […]


Board member car allowance eliminated

FLINT TWP. — In an ongoing effort to cut costs, the township board has voted for the second time this month to cut its own benefits. By a unanimous vote, with Treasurer Sandra Wright absent, the board eliminated the car allowance for the supervisor, clerk and treasurer. “To help deal with the township’s financial difficulties, the unions and employees have […]


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Fallen soldier is third C-A casualty

FLINT TWP. —Gov. Rick Snyder ordered flags flown at half-mast statewide on Tuesday in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, 25, of Flint Township. Lilly died June 14 from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device while on active duty in Operation Enduring Freedom in Panjway, Afghanistan. He was a 2005 graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School. Funeral […]