Police, fire depts. hiring

FLINT TWP. — Melanie Withey and Keith Bennett are the newest township hires. Withey topped 21 applicants for a clerical position with the township police department, said Police Chief George Sippert. She filled a vacancy created by a resignation in October. She had been working part-time for the department as a communications operator and is familiar with the police reporting […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors win on the road JOHNSTOWN — At the Cambria County War Memorial in Pennsylvania on Sunday, the Michigan Warriors of the North American Hockey League beat the Johnstown Tomahawks 3-0. Scoring first for Michigan at 19:46 of the opening period was Zed Dietrich on passes from Dalton Skelly and AJ Marcinek. Connecting at 5:19 of the second was Tyler […]

Bristol Road roundabout public meeting scheduled Thursday

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding a proposed roundabout on the northbound I-75 on and off ramps to Bristol Road in Genesee County, according to a press release. The meeting is set for 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Sharp Conference Room at Bishop International Airport, G-3425 […]

Investors announced for Perani Arena, Flint Iceland Arenas

FLINT — A United States Hockey League franchise could eventually be calling Perani Arena home if a new investor can pull all the pieces together. Costa Papista, President of IMS US, INC and Captain Rolf Nilsen, founder and owner of IMS INC, detailed what could happen in the next couple years after their major announcement Tuesday. The investors committed up […]

Parents really need to learn to play nice at sports

With my kids being involved in sports these past few years, I’ve had my first real experiences with those kinds of parents I’ve heard about who sometimes don’t know how to behave themselves on the sidelines. Having never been a huge sports fanatic, it took me awhile to simply get used to the competitiveness of being a sports parent. I’ve […]

Kmart Miller Road: 1964-2014

FLINT TWP. — For 50 years, the Kmart discount department store anchored a large lot at G-3083 Miller Road. But sadly it closed its doors for good Sunday, after a flurry of bargain shoppers came to hunt among a few short aisles of remaining merchandise, marked 90 percent off, and moved to the front of the nearly empty store. Opened […]

Security Credit Union celebrates giving season

FLINT — The giving season is here and Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with three mid-Michigan charities, The Salvation Army, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) and the Old Newsboys of Flint, to give back and spread cheer this Christmas. “It’s hard to believe the Christmas season is once again upon us, and as we reflect upon […]

In brief

Flint schools raising money via online auction FLINT — In continued efforts to generate revenue and effectively manage their budget, the City of Flint School District has privatized all their grounds work, and is no longer in need of items such as: bobcats and attachments, paving equipment, mowers, weed whackers, utility trailers, and backhoes. They will be liquidating these items […]

Choruses to perform holiday favorites

SWARTZ CREEK — The Flint Male Chorus, Norton Male Chorus and Flint Area Knights of Columbus present The Spirit of Song at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be accepted. Tickets are available at the door or may be downloaded and printed from the website www.smore.com/ mtqw8-the-spirit-of-song. Santa Claus […]

‘Tis the season for giving

FLINT TWP. — The joy of giving resonated throughout the township last weekend with several groups conducting charity drives. Volunteers from the Flint Township Fire Department were out in full force all day Saturday, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of the Wal- Mart store on Corunna Road. They also collected toys for Toys for Tots as […]