Township awarded state scrap tire clean-up grant

FLINT TWP. — Now is a good time to look around the house and yard for old tires that need junking. The township will soon be offering a place to get rid of them. Trustee Belenda Parker reported to the township board last week that an application for a Scrap Tire Cleanup grant was awarded. Parker brought information about the […]

Twp. submits list of building inspectors

FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved a list of building inspectors working in the community. The names must be submitted to the state every year for their records, said Tracey Tucker, township building department director. All of them are state-qualified licensees in their field or multiple fields. “We have three main people we use and the rest are […]

More TeenQuest grads prepared for summer jobs

GENESEE COUNTY — The final TeenQuest class of the 2013-14 school year graduates March 27, bringing to 733 the total number of teens aged 14 to 19 that have been prepared for the workplace this program year, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which operates the youth leadership training program. Students from Carman-Ainsworth […]

In brief

Seniors hit the road FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road is planning several casino trips in coming months. The next one will be an overnight trip April 17-18 to Fire Keepers Casino in Battle Creek and Hoosier Park Racing Casino in Anderson, Indiana. The cost is $129 per person double occupancy and $174 per […]

Pride and honor flight seeking WW II veterans

In 2010 I was contacted by Rudy Bolf, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Davison, who told me of a project he and his organization were working on. It was called a Pride and Honor Flight and he not only wanted my help in getting out the word about this event — he wanted me to take part […]

Banking changes on Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — The face of banking along Miller Road is changing. Ohio-based FirstMerit Bank has announced plans to close three branches in Genesee County including one at 3023 Miller Road and Ballenger Highway, which has been there as long as many people can remember. FirstMerit acquired the long-time Citizens Bank chain last April, Township tax records date the Miller […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber hosts annual meeting

FLINT – On April 2 the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre. The luncheon event will begin at 12 p.m. The Annual Meeting will feature Chamber accomplishments in 2013, business success stories and focus areas for 2014. In addition, the Art Hurand Award, which recognizes an individual or […]

In brief

Ask the Lawyer seminar to address license restoration FLINT – Need free legal advice? Come learn about Drivers License Restoration issues at the Genesee County Bar Association’s ‘Ask The Lawyer’ free community seminar on April 17, at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., from 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP by calling the Genesee County Bar Association at 810-232-6000 or register […]

Former Cavalier hits mound at Mott

FLINT — Some of the area’s finest baseball players have found their way to Flint to play for Mott Community College, with Carman- Ainsworth graduate Colin Heaton earning some playing time for the Bears at pitcher. Mott (4-5) most recently suffered an 11-1 loss to St. Cloud Technical & Community College during its annual trip to Orlando on March 12. […]

Voice of the Cavs

Klee calls games with knowledge, respect – and flair

FLINT TWP. – Tom Klee always did enjoy talking into a microphone, starting with his first career in the advertising business doing voiceovers for commercials. Once he moved into teaching, he found a new outlet for his talents. Klee is the unmistakable voice of Carman-Ainsworth High School sports, the energetic and enthusiastic announcer you hear at all Cavalier football and […]