Township seeking state grant for Pirates Park purchase

FLINT TWP. — The township’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has an idea that could bring new life to Pirates Park amusement center on Miller Road. A public hearing at noon on Feb. 27 is to take public comment and discuss a plan for the township’s Board of Trustees to apply for state grant assistance to purchase the Pirates Park […]


BASKETBALL In the battle for Saginaw Valley League supremacy, Carman- Ainsworth lost 71-65 at Mt. Pleasant, 14-4 overall, on Feb. 24 in a crossover contest. The Cavs are 16-3 overall heading into their non-conference game at Flint Metro League rival Brandon today to end the regular season. — M.S. BOWLING Carman-Ainsworth competed in the Div. 1 regionals last Friday advancing […]

Pilot program aims to improve police response time

FLINT TWP. — Township residents may notice that police are coming quicker when called. That faster response time may be due to a dispatch pilot program implemented at the first of the year, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board last week. The new program changes the way calls are dispatched through Genesee County 911, […]

Sports Shorts

Damage on the track FLINT — The Flint City Derby Girls women’s flat track roller derby squad next competes at home on March 22 against the Mountain Town Mayhem at the Perani Arena and Event Center. The squad then hosts the Southern Belles on April 26 and is currently looking for volunteers, referees and skaters. Details: www.flintcityderbygirls.org. — M.S. Supercross […]

Township board votes for jobs to consolidate

FLINT TWP. — By promoting a parttime worker to a full-time vacancy, the township board is saving money but it was not a unanimous decision. The board voted 5-2 to hire Sandy Pettigrew to fill a 35-hours a week position for an AFSCME clerical union Utility 2 worker. Pettigrew has worked part-time for the township since April 2006, assigned to […]

U.S. Nay!

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Olympics have finally concluded in Sochi, Russia. The USA hockey team leaves without any kind of a medal, just like Russia. The USA lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Canada. The USA was lucky it wasn’t 6-0, as Canada totally dominated us. The reason it wasn’t a rout was because Jonathon Quick was fabulous in goal for the USA. Canada […]

Bishop named Airport of the Year

FLINT TWP. — On February 20, Bishop International Airport was named “Airport of the Years at the 2014 Michigan Airport Conference put on by the Michigan Association of Airport Executives. The award was presented by Michael G. Trout, executive administrator for the Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, according to a press release. It cited Bishop for excellence in […]

McLaren to Distribute Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits at Public Event

Monday, March 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Hospitality House at McLaren

Anyone 50 or older or with a family history of colorectal cancer should be screened for signs of colorectal cancer. On Monday, March 3, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren Flint will be giving out one-step, take-home screening kits at a free community presentation. Colorectal surgeon and colorectal cancer expert Mark Mattingly, MD, will be discussing colorectal cancer prevention, screening, […]

C-A schools gauging how well parents are monitoring social media


FLINT TWP. — Between texting, tweeting, and posting online, today’s young people spend a lot of their time using social media — for better and for worse. The question arises how well parents are monitoring their children’s online behavior on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm and Instagram. And do parents use these sites themselves or want to know how to […]

In brief

Last call FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association has announced that it is wrapping up this weekend acceptance of submissions for the first-ever interactive Flint Township business map. Since early fall, WFBA has been working with Flint Township officials on the project. Businesses signing up for a fee will be featured in a full-color, multi-media printed map and […]