YouthQuest program focused on areas of greatest need

FLINT TWP. — After a two-year run, YouthQuest, the after-school enrichment program is no longer being offered at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School. “YouthQuest – at the middle school level – is resourced for about 50 students. And, at Carman- Ainsworth, we had much lower attendance,’’ said Elaine Redd, director, Communications & Public Relations, for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of […]

In brief

Genesee District Dental Society receives ADA Golden Apple Award GENESEE COUNTY – Early last month, the American Dental Association (ADA) made the announcement of the 2014 Golden Apple recipients. The awards are in recognition of dental society volunteers and staff for outstanding activities and excellence in leadership. The Genesee District Dental Society was the recipient for excellence in dental health […]

HealthPlus board appoints interim president, CEO

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan’s Board of Directors has appointed Nancy Jenkins, HealthPlus vice president of community programs and customer experience, to fill the role of president and chief executive officer on an interim basis, effective immediately. Jenkins replaces Bruce Hill in his role as president and CEO. Chairman of the Board, Miles Owens, stated on behalf of the entire […]

Hockey legends celebrate home

FLINT — When this weekend rolls around, the comfort of home may feel quite like a long sit in the penalty box for area sports fans, if they decide to pass up participation in an exciting event expected to pulsate with social energy inside Perani Arena and Event Center. The Flint Generals vs. Team Genesee County Alumni Hockey Game, Nov. […]

Township firefighter OK’d to join county HazMat team

FLINT TWP. — A township on-call firefighter will be nominated to serve on the county HazMat team, under an agreement with the county, recently approved by the township board. With approval requested by Fire Chief John Ringwelski, a Memorandum of Understanding agreement basically sets terms for liability and how hazardous materials expenses will be handled. Each HazMat member remains an […]

University of Michigan-Flint runs record to 10-4

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint hockey club has been quite successful in its short history. In fact, just two years ago, Michigan-Flint played for an American College Hockey Association Div. 3 national championship. This season, UM-Flint stands at 10-4 and several Grand Blanc and Goodrich grads have contributed in a major way. UM-Flint, currently in fifth place in the […]

Prepared for ebola

So far, thankfully, there have been no Ebola virus cases reported in Michigan but a recent visit to McLaren Medical Center in Flint shows a proactive stance is being taken in the wake of an incident at a Texas hospital in September, which mishandled an infected West African man who later died. This informational sign and sanitation equipment was placed […]

Local grad coaching Lady Cornhuskers

LINCOLN, NE. — After dominating the area prep sports scene during her time at Carman-Ainsworth, Shimmy Gray-Miller has turned that status into something bigger. Specifically, she’s parlayed her experience with the Lady Cavs playing center into a career coaching college basketball and is currently an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska. “I am the recruiting coordinator here at Nebraska […]

Service agreement approved for in-car police cameras

FLINT TWP. — The $9,089 cost of a one-year service agreement for in-car police cameras will be paid for by Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds. The township board recently approved the expenditure requested by Police Chief George Sippert. Chief Sippert said a one-year warranty has expired for the cameras that were purchased and installed last year in 16 marked vehicles. […]

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Grand Blanc native wins Genesee County buck pole title

DAVISON – A cold firearm deer hunting season opener on Saturday meant a lot of hunters still had kill tags left to fill by day’s end. However, for 28-year-old Daniel Phillips of Grand Blanc, his hunt in Goodrich yielded the top prize at the annual buck pole. Phillips’ buck was one of just 14 hanging, with one still sitting on […]