Honoring slain trooper

FLINT TWP. — Michigan State Police Trooper Chad H. Wolf of Fenton who died on Friday, August 28 as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash, was based at the Flint Township Post from July 2012 to September 2013, according to Mike Shaw, MSP public information officer. Wolf, 38, enlisted with the MSP in 2008, graduated as a […]



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Flint Engine builds millionth 1.4-liter engine, ends production

FLINT — Flint Engine Operations celebrated the building of its one-millionth 1.4-liter engines last week. That comes as the plant transitions to production of a new global engine for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze and Volt vehicles, according to and August 27 press statement. Flint Engine, which opened in 2002, is in the midst of a $200-million upgrade that saw 1.4-liter […]

In brief

Fundraiser this weekend for robotics team FLINT TWP. — This is the last call for donations to the Carman-Ainsworth Robotics Team Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sept. 5-7 at 5301 S. Dyewood Drive, Flint between Court St and Calkins off Dye Rd. Stop by and support this award-winning team! All proceeds go to the robotics […]

Office supply stores merging

FLINT TWP. — Shoppers accustomed to buying back-to-school supplies at OfficeMax on Miller Road have to take a slight detour to the east this year. After a merger with Office Depot stores, the Office Max store at 3650 Miller Road has closed and operations moved to the Office Depot store, 3445 Lennon Road. The two stores announced a merger in […]

Progress made on three new restaurants

FLINT TWP. — It is turning into a banner year for new places to dine out. At least five national restaurant chains have located in the township in the past 12 months or plan to do so. Most of them involved new construction. Panera Bread led the way opening in late December with a new build on Miller Road. Texas […]

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Security Credit Union sponsors Bikes on Bricks FLINT— The motoring fun continues this summer as Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) sponsors the ninth annual Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle show and police riding competition in downtown Flint, Sept. 11-13. “Over the years, Bikes on the Bricks has become one of Flint’s most recognizable community events,” said SCU President and Chief […]

Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easy

I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author suggested that the boat fare to the island is such that it […]

Volunteers tackle clean up at new PAWS facility

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The weeds were four feet high, growing through old tires and mounds of cinderblocks from collapsed buildings. Rain fell on a broken windshield and the rusted shells of three ancient pop-up campers. The rotting privacy fence couldn’t hide the piles of broken glass and debris. Saturday, Aug. 29, Jentry Malek, Cody Barnebee and 25 volunteers from Sigma […]

Financial Plus hosts 9th annual Pink Night event

FLINT – Financial Plus Credit Union will kick off the 9th annual Pink Night event, a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser, on Oct. 1 from 5-11 p.m. at Blackstone’s Pub & Grill “As a community focused credit union, Financial Plus looks forward to hosting Pink Night every year. Most everyone has been impacted by a family member, friend, neighbor […]