Honoring an officer

Retiring police lieutenant lauded for 31 years of exemplary service

FLINT TWP. — A man who literally and figuratively stands head and shoulders above the rest, Lieutenant Tim Jones is retiring after 31 years with the township police department, effective May 2. As Field Operations Commander, the 6-foot-8 Jones is frequently a visible presence at crime and accident scenes. “Personally, I will miss him more than anyone else,” said Police […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 17 The Swartz Creek Athletic Boosters will host their 16TH Annual Golf Outing at GENESEE VALLEY MEADOWS. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Four-person, or two-person teams, all ages welcome. Entry fee is $60 per person, includes 18 holes of golf with cart, hot dogs at the turn, prizes, and appetizers after the tournament. The field is limited to […]

Twp. board OKs contract with on-call firefighters

FLINT TWP. — A signing bonus and life insurance are included in a new two-year contract with the township’s on-call firefighters, approved by the township board Monday. The Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Michigan Association of Firefighters (MAFF) is effective from January 2014 through December 31, 2015 but allows wage negotiations to be reopened beginning January 2015 at the written […]

All tied up in knots

Fat Guy Corner

The NHL playoffs have provided action galore and some intense hockey. The Detroit Red Wings went into Boston and won game one. Big No. 13, Pavel Datsyuk, provided the game winner with an awesome goal. Boston, of course, won game two, 4-1. Boston came out with fire and dominated the Red Wings. I knew that was going to be the […]

Police chief grooming future leadership

FLINT TWP. — Promotions are coming soon for two township police officers as a result of the May 2 retirement of Lt. Tim Jones. The township board approved a request Monday from Police Chief George Sippert to obtain two candidate names from the Civil Service Commission. One sergeant will be promoted to lieutenant to replace Jones and one patrol officer […]


Jim Hall brings a lot of humanism to his leadership role as owner of Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Fenton. Hall broke into the car business as a teenager working as porter at Oakland Dodge in Madison Heights. After earning a degree with an advertising major from Michigan State University, he took a sales job working for a friend […]

Two Carman-Ainsworth Robotics Teams Headed to World Festival Competition

FLINT TWP. — Two robotics teams will represent Carman-Ainsworth Schools at the World Championship competition in St. Louis MO, April 23-26. Big Mo Team 314 was the Michigan First Robotics State Championship Regional Winner, according to a press release. Mo Peeps, Team 654, based at Rankin Elementary, won the Champions Award at the Michigan North and West First Lego League […]

Panduren named new president at ROWE

FLINT — ROWE Professional Services Company has named Leanne Homberg Panduren, PE, as its new president. Panduren, a licensed civil engineer in Michigan and South Carolina, is a 20-year employee of the engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, planning, and aerial-mapping firm. John Matonich, PS, has served as ROWE’s president since 1997, chief executive officer since 2000, and chairman of the board […]

In brief

Youth Summer Jobs Fair this weekend FLINT TWP. —More than 1,100 teens, ages 14 to 18, are expected to attend the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI) Jobs Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Baker College of Flint. More than 17 organizations will be looking for summer help. For-profit employers are eligible for a 50 percent SYI match of […]

Hot Tickets

Comedy Show May 10 at Davison Eagles RICHFIELD TWP. — There will be a comedy show May 10 at 9 p.m. at the Davison Eagles Aerie 3589, 3270 N. State Rd. You don’t have to be a member of the Eagles to attend. Tickets are $10. You can bring your own finger-food if you’d like. Details: Call 810-658-8087. — G.G. […]