Rescheduled I-75 detour starts Sunday

FLINT TWP. —Northbound interstate traffic to and through Flint Township will need to take a roundabout approach for four days next week. Originally scheduled May 4-8, a construction detour on northbound I-75 has been rescheduled, due to weather, to begin Sunday May 11 and end Thursday, May 15, according to an MDOT press release. Construction work will close the northbound […]


Two new versions of the 2015 Corvette Stingray, the Atlantic luxury convertible and the Pacific performance coupe, will go on sale later this year. “One of the design goals for the Corvette Stingray was to provide customers with the flexibility to tailor the car to their personality,” said Kirk Bennion, Corvette exterior design manager. “The Atlantic and Pacific design packages […]

Rep. Dan Kildee files for reelection

GENESEE COUNTY – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has filed nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot for re-election as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District. According to a press release, his nominating petitions, signed by individuals from each county of the Fifth District, were filed at the Secretary of State’s office. “It is a privilege and honor […]

In brief

Hip Hop Extravaganza talent show at mall this weekend FLINT TWP. — For the second year, the Genesee Alcohol and Addiction Prevention (GAAP) Coalition is hosting a “Hip-Hop Extravaganza” on May 10 from 1:30-4 p.m. at Genesee Valley Center to promote substance abuse prevention. It will include a talent contest where Genesee County residents 12 and older will creatively show […]

License plate ideas are just a click away

I was sitting here the other day trying to see how many vanity plates I’d collected in recent weeks to see if I could offer them up as a column this week. If you haven’t read my column in the past, it’s something I like to do occasionally. In fact, it’s the license plates and stories about my kids readers […]

McLaren buys Port Huron Hospital

FLINT —Executives of McLaren Health Care and Port Huron Hospital have finalized an agreement for Port Huron Hospital to become the 12th hospital in the notfor profit McLaren Health Care system. The hospital will be renamed McLaren Port Huron. The agreement paves the way for immediate expanded health services in the Port Huron area, including a new cancer center, facility […]

Lots of activity along Miller Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Until about a month ago, a two-story, partially brick house with green shutters stood at 3371 Miller Road. It had the distinction of being the last residential structure fronting Miller Road in the commercial district stretching from Ballenger Highway to Linden Road. Tracey Tucker, township building director, said her children’s civics teacher used to cite the house […]

In brief

Consumers seeks identity of those responsible for power outage CLIO — Consumers Energy is offering a $2,500 reward to the first person who provides information leading to the positive identification of the person driving a red pickup truck towing a hydraulic plow that snagged a power line and broke five poles and other equipment near Clio Thursday. The incident happened […]

Traveling Science program stops at CAMS

FLINT TWP. — Rides on a homemade hovercraft highlighted a visit from the Traveling Science program of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit to Carman-Ainsworth Middle School last Thursday. “Force and Motion” bought hands-on science activities and lessons to students in the YouthQuest after school program who also spent part of the twohour special event filming personalized Mother’s Day messages […]

Amendments passed for water, sewer rate ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Amendments to sewer and water rate ordinances passed second reading and adoption in a 4-2 vote at the township board’s May 5 meeting. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted no. Treasurer Marsha Binelli was absent. Tracey Tucker, deputy treasurer, explained that a wording change was needed in the ordinances to make it clear that the board […]