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. […]

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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 […]

UM-Flint chancellor speaks at WFBA annual scholarship presentation

FLINT TWP. — “It is not where you start but where you end up,” said Wanetta Reid, winner of this year’s Adult Learner Scholarship presented by the West Flint Business Association (WFBA). “I have been on this journey for a long time but here I am,’” Reid said of her 10-year pursuit of a college degree which she expects to […]

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SOS mobile office coming to Genesee County FLINT — The Michigan Secretary of State’s Mobile Office will serve area residents at an Operation Fresh Start event, June 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church 1309 N. Ballenger Highway. Other organizations participating in the event include the city and county prosecutor’s offices, the Flint Police Department, the Michigan […]

YouthQuest end-of-year event a Magical experience

FLINT TWP. — Four busloads of students from Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye and Randels elementary schools joined about 2,000 students at the annual YouthQuest end-of-year celebration held last week at New Creation Church, 4472 Lennon Road. YouthQuest is a free after school educational program for K-12 for students from Flint Community Schools, Carman- Ainsworth Schools and the International Academy of Flint. “Our […]

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Tai Chi available at senior center GRAND BLANC — June 1-29, from 2-3 p.m., a certified instructor will be guiding participants through the practice of Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health at the Grand Blanc Senior Center. Tai Chi is progressive, so register today for your five week commitment to better health one breath at a time. Details: Call […]

Petty’s 79 qualifies for golf regional

DAVISON – One area team and three area individuals advanced to a Div. 1 regional golf tournament this week by qualifying in last Thursday’s district at Davison Country Club. Grand Blanc’s team and individuals Garrett Jewell and Hunter Hull of Swartz Creek and Haywood Petty of Carman-Ainsworth will play in the regional at Currie Golf Course in Midland on Friday. […]

Baseball team sweeps twinbill from Railroaders

FLINT — With summer vacation growing near as the school year draws to a close, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team hosted Durand over the holiday weekend for a non-conference doubleheader, winning 10-4 and 9-7. In the initial contest, the Cavaliers scored nine runs between the second and fourth innings thanks, in part, to Ray Macko going 4-for-4 with two runs […]