2012-08-30

Crim opener focuses on female athletes



FLINT TWP. — Bobby Crim, founder and namesake of the annual Crim road race, took the opportunity of a kick-off press conference last week to share a special memory with Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint. An avid boxing fan, Crim said he once refereed a fight between Muhammed Ali and Jimmy Ellis. And he brought a photo […]

In brief



Kidney cancer support group is back FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be Sept. 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Flint. (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I- 475 & Dort Hwy.) Featured Speaker: Shahin Ip, program manager of Gilda’s club of Metro Detroit. Topic: “Services Available at […]

CALENDAR of events



Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to calendar@mihomepaper.com or visit the website, www.mihomepaper.com to submit events through the online form. ART/THEATRE TUESDAYSMessy Art Tuesdays at the Flint Children’sMuseum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3p.m. Details: Call Kimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays […]

GISD official fired for misuse of funds




FLINT TWP. — Beverly Knox-Pipes, a top administrator for 16 years at the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD), was fired last week by the Board of Education for alleged misuse of public funds totaling about $87,521.35 and other misconduct allegedly connected with a 10- year extra-marital affair with her supervisor, former GISD Superintendent Thomas Svitkovich. The board based its action […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Surviving Justin, the official CD release concert, with special guest Mandi Lane, Aug. 31. This is a low dough concert. Ventana, with special guests 5ubkultur3 and Monochrome Circuit, will perform Sept. 1. This is a low dough concert. Nonpoint will perform […]

Treasurer’s election not settled yet




FLINT TWP. — A ballot recount scheduled to take place this morning should settle the treasurer’s race. Donald Thompson, who was a candidate for township treasurer in the Aug. 7 primary, filed a petition for a recount last week with the Genesee County Clerk’s elections division. In official balloting, Thompson trailed Marsha Binelli by only 24 votes. He received 1285 […]

Crosswords



Firefighter resignations discussed




FLINT TWP. — The resignation of the third on-call firefighter this summer highlights internal problems that one Flint Township Board trustee is questioning as “systemic.” David Kuczera, an on-call firefighter for 17 years, cited grievances similar to those given by the previous two who quit. “I no longer support or understand the direction that this department is headed,’’ Kuczera said […]

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.

Costly siren update approved




FLINT TWP. — Maintenance and upgrading of the township’s 11 emergency warning sirens, at a cost of $72,700, has been approved by the township board. In his request for funding, township fire chief John Ringwelski said that $62,000 was needed to replace rusted siren battery boxes and the remaining $10,700 to upgrade controlling equipment that would enable individual monitoring and […]


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