2015-02-05

The hands of time



A commemorative clock in front of the police station on Norko Drive is keeping time again thanks to the efforts of a township resident. Police Chief George Sippert recently acknowledged the service of Jerry Preston for volunteering to repair the clock, saving the township an estimated $600. It had been nearly a year since the clock stopped working, Chief Sippert […]

In brief



Gospel group coming to Central Church FLINT TWP. — The Booth Brothers, a southern gospel music group, will be performing live in concert at the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road on Saturday February 21 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to hear this award-winning trio (Ronnie, Micheal and Jim) sing. Doors will open at […]

Police dept. buying 6 new patrol cars




FLINT TWP. — Six new Chevrolet Tahoe police cars soon will be patrolling township streets. The township board at its Monday meeting approved a $198,336 budgeted expense to buy the vehicles through a governmental bid process. The fully-marked SUVs will have four-wheel drive. The Chevy Tahoe four-wheel-drive Police Package is “pursuit rated” for the first time in the 2015 model […]

Kelly to retire from MCC



FLINT — After more than 17 years at Mott Community College (MCC), Michael Kelly has announced he will be retiring as Executive Director of Public Information on March 17. Kelly came to MCC in December 1997 after serving as Senior Director of Education and Information for the Michigan Credit Union League. He previously served as Coordinator of the Home Learning […]

Twp. board OKs road millage renewal




FLINT TWP. — Township Board Trustee Frank Kasle said he does not think it’s a good idea to place the township’s road renewal millage on the same ballot as the state’s controversial sales tax proposal for road improvements and other things. Kasle said, based on what he’s heard and read, Michigan’s Proposal One request to raise the Michigan sales tax […]

Cavaliers fall to Midland at the buzzer




FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker against Midland on Tuesday after a Midland player was fouled in the waning seconds, then hit both free throws for the win, 46-44. Midland held the one-point advantage after one quarter, 9-8 and outscored Flint 11-4 in the second. The Cavaliers outscored Midland 15-14 in the third and 17-12 […]

Grand Blanc woman wins breast cancer award



GRAND BLANC — Hurley Medical Center’s Breast Health Nurse Navigator Marsha Schmit has been named Oncology Nurse Navigator of the Year by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine. Schmit has served as Genesee County’s first Breast Nurse Navigator since 2008. From diagnosis to treatment to breast reconstruction to long-term follow up, Schmit is a caring, highly trained registered nurse who gives one […]

Cavaliers drop pair of contests



FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth fell behind 16-6 after the first quarter and dropped a 59-35 decision to Midland Tuesday. The Cavaliers trailed 28-16 at the half and 41-29 after three. The loss drops the Cavaliers to 7-7 on the season. Sydnee McDonald had 21 points for Carman-Ainsworth. Natalia Kincaid chipped in eight. The Cavaliers feel behind 19-11 after one and dropped […]

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity recognized as an ‘Affiliate of Distinction’



FLINT — Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has been named one of 14 “Affiliates of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International for its achievements and innovation in serving Genesee County Michigan. This is the first year Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has been selected into this award program. Margaret Kato, Executive Director of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity shared, “It […]

OHL approves sale of Whalers to IMS Hockey




MISSASSAUGA, Ont. – The Ontario Hockey League stamped its approval Monday morning on the sale of the Plymouth Whalers to IMS Hockey Corporation and owner Rolf Nilsen. The Whalers will begin playing in Flint at Perani Arena in the fall of 2015, said Costa Papista, President of IMS Hockey after the announcement. “Today was a good day, a really good […]