A look inside the county’s new firefighting trainer

FLINT TWP. — Imaging crawling through a smoke-filled room wearing 80 pounds of equipment when the floor collapses beneath you. Or climbing down into a sewer to rescue a trapper utility worker. Or entering a burning basement to rescue a smoker who has set the house on fire. Or using a ladder or rope harnesses to rescue trapped people out […]


In brief

Olive Garden manager honored FLINT TWP. — Paul Weiss, General Manager of the Olive Garden in Flint, has been presented with Darden Restaurants’ top honor — the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award, named after the company’s retired chairman and CEO. Now in its 15th year, the award is presented annually to general managers throughout North America who demonstrate outstanding […]


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The VIEW from here

You’re a mean one, Mr. Editor

I n the past week I’ve been told by readers I am mean, unprofessional, sarcastic, immature and just plain ignorant — and those comments alone came from a man who is a selfproclaimed superhero who wears a mask and uses a fake name. I’ve also been criticized for a misspelled word in a story and I was called “negative” for […]


Genesee County Fair kicks off on Aug. 13

MOUNT MORRIS — The Genesee County Fair will be held on Aug. 13-19 at the fairgrounds, 6130 East Mt. Morris Rd. The fair kicks off Aug. 13, with free elephant ears to the first 1,000 guests. At 10 a.m. there will be a baby contest and tot trot. At 2 p.m. there will be a hog calling contest. The Redneck […]


In brief

McLaren to offer free community skin cancer screening FLINT — McLaren Flint and the McLaren Cancer Institute-Flint, G-3230 Beecher Rd., are offering a free skin cancer screening to the general public Aug. 29 from 3-5:30 p.m. Full body screenings will be performed by area dermatologists and internal medicine physicians and residents from McLaren Flint. Registration is required. Skin cancer is […]

Flint Township board remains nearly the same

FLINT TWP. — In a show of confidence during challenging economic times, township voters retained all Board of Trustees incumbents in Tuesday’s primary election. All are Democrats and will move on to November’s general election unchallenged. With all 15 precincts reporting, current Supervisor Karyn Miller got 2,243 votes (65 pct) to fend off challenger Shelly King nearly two to one. […]