Atlantis students help clean GV Trail

FLINT TWP. — You da man Tyler! He was one of the most active students from Atlantis Alternative High School who helped clean the Genesee Valley Trail last week. Atlantis students joined members of the township’s Parks and Recreation Committee for the first of two trail cleanings this year, said Barb Vert, a township trustee and member of the parks […]

Golf Outings

SATURDAY, MAY 30 Murphy Elementary will host an outing May 30 at METAMORA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. The $85 entry fee includes golf, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special events include closest to pin, longest drive and hole in one contest. Contact Missy Olejniczak at 810-656-9423. SATURDAY, MAY 30 The Genesee Athletic Boosters will hold their annual golf outing on […]

Twp. gets clean audit

FLINT TWP. — The township’s financial records are in good order, according to a recent audit presentation by Plante & Moran for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The township received an unmodified rating, the highest level, according to Crystal Simpson and Tadd Harburn, Plante & Moran auditors. Overall township finances are in better shape than a year ago […]



Ford Explorer is celebrating 25 years not by going gold, but by going platinum. Building on 25 years of innovation and sales leadership, a new Ford Explorer is on its way with even more smart technology, a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and a new Platinum series, said Ford spokesman William Mattiace. “Explorer helped define how the world thinks about SUVs,” […]

Keeping Flint Twp. beautiful

FLINT TWP. — About 24 youth and 40 adult volunteers contributed more than 240 hours of work, valued at more than $4,500, for the seventh annual “Join Hands Day,’’ to clean up and beautify the park on Norko Drive, according to a summary report to the township board from Peter Mikelens, event coordinator. Mikelens represents the GLEANER Greater Flint Area […]

Flint schools teams up with SERVPRO to clean up Garfield School

Community volunteers asked to pitch in

Flint—Community activists, parents, students and staff are asked to lend a hand on Saturday, May 30, for a community clean up of Garfield School which closed in 2009. The clean up, being held in collaboration with SERVPRO of NW Genesee County & Fenton, will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. rain or shine at the site of the school, 301 E. […]

Township bids goodbye to longtime assessor

FLINT TWP. — In its usual style, the Flint Township Board sent off one of its long-time employees with a proclamation and a special cake. Nermina Vidovic, the guest of honor, has served the township for 12 years. A native of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Vidovic fled her homeland with one suitcase to escape the religious and ethnic strife in the war-torn region […]

Firebirds Sign Duchesne and Keyser Following 2015 OHL Priority Selection

Flint, Mich. – Firebirds General Manager Terry Christensen has announced today that the club has signed defenseman Samuel Duchesne and netminder Kyle Keyser to Ontario Hockey League (OHL) contracts.  Duchesne, a fourth round pick (64th overall) in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection and a native of Brampton, Ont., recorded 32 points while adding 4 goals in 73 games as a […]

Township firefighters lauded

FLINT TWP. — They say it is better to give than to receive, but township firefighters prove that you can do both. At the May 18 township board meeting, township firefighters showed off the Chief Halstead Memorial Firefighters Trophy, named after former Burton Fire Chief Doug Halstead. They won it in a friendly fundraising competition with other area fire departments. […]

In brief

Free scrap tire collection FLINT TWP. — The township is again offering a free scrap tire collection day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, in the parking lot of the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. Each household will be allowed to drop off up to seven tires (or until the collection trailer is full). A […]