Weather for the birds

What a surprise to see a cluster of birds fly over and perch in a nearby bush on the coldest day of the year Jan. 28 when daytime temperatures struggled to reach 7 degrees after record setting subzero overnight temps. All schools were closed and frostbite warnings abounded. But our fine feathered friends did not seem to be in a […]

Sports Shorts

Area product coaching in Div. 1 FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth grad Shimmy Gray-Miller is currently in her second season as an assistant coach for the University of Nebraska’s women’s basketball team. This year the former Lady Cavalier has helped guide Nebraska to a record of 15-5 overall, 5-3 Big Ten as of Feb. 4. This includes wins at Iowa, 80-67, on […]

New police sergeant promoted

FLINT TWP. — Brad Wangler has been promoted to the rank of sergeant on the township police force. He was recommended as the next eligible candidate from the Civil Service Commission list which was approved unanimously by the township board Monday night. His swearing in ceremony was scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the police station. Police Chief George […]

New police cars pass snow test

FLINT TWP. — Ford Interceptors in the township police department fleet performed so well on snow and ice-covered roads during the recent spate of hazardous weather, police officials want to buy more. One 20-year police veteran said the cars were the best the department has ever driven, said Police Chief George Sippert, while seeking the township boards’ approval of the […]

State Sen. Dave Robertson announces re-election campaign

GRAND BLANC — State Sen. Dave Robertson (R-Grand Blanc Township), has announced he is launching his bid for re-election for State Senator of the new 14th State Senate district. Senator Robertson will be speaking with Michigan families about his consistent advocacy for them and their pocket books by highlighting his fight against Lansing’s usual tax-and-spend policies. “Growing up as a […]

51 houses targeted for demolition

FLINT TWP. — About $576,000 in grants funds is slated to be used this year and next year to raze 51 housing units in the township. “We work with several different grant programs to get demolition done without using taxpayers dollars,’’ said Tracey Tucker, building department director, in a report to the township board. Funding will include $130,000 from the […]

Watch out for water main breaks

FLINT TWP. — There have been three water main breaks in or near the township in the past week and Fire Chief John Ringwelski warns that it may be just the beginning. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said two water main breaks on Linden Road have resulted in partial lanes closures for a week. The most recent break occurred on Monday […]

In brief

Go Red event at GV Mall Saturday FLINT TWP. — Women wearing red dresses are expected to join in the fun of God Red for Women, a Celebrity ad Community Dash from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Go Red for Women invites women from across the community to put on a red dress, grab […]

Young People’s Ballet Theatre ‘Fairy Tea’ Party

FLINT — To all who love to make a wish and believe! The “Fairies of Sleeping Beauty” invite you to attend the Young People’s Ballet Theatre’s “Fairy Tea” party. These magical fairies will greet their guests with gifts and butterfly kisses. Bring your camera and enjoy afternoon tea with your child. Enjoy sampling scrumptious strawberry soup, fluttering finger sandwiches, petit […]

Did I mention, I hate snow?

Sitting here watching the snowfall outside I can’t help but think back to when I was a kid and I’m comparing the way I feel now to the way I regarded snow, and winter in general, back then. When I was a kid I loved winter — I loved the snow, the icicles, sledding, snowball fights, building snowmen, creating a […]