Dillon students enjoy colorful Fund Run

FLINT TWP. — The Parents Club at Dillon Elementary School transformed its annual Run for Funds fundraiser into a color show. Rainy weather last Friday forced the outdoor “2015 Run for Funds in Color” fundraiser to be moved inside to the gym but did not dampen the children’s enthusiasm. The dual purpose of the run is to encourage exercise and […]

October is Health Literacy Awareness Month

GENESEE COUNTY — October is Health Literacy Awareness Month. The Genesee County Health Department wants to help you communicate your concerns with your health care professional. “Health Literacy” is the ability to read, understand and act upon health information. A significant gap exists between the way health care issues are communicated and the ability of most people to understand them. […]

In brief

New Century Chorale to host food drive concert GRAND BLANC TWP. — The New Century Chorale of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 9020 S. Saginaw, will host their Annual Harvest of Song to benefit a local charity—this year’s being The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The event will take place Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. and will feature a good will […]

I choose man in battle vs. machine

It was a difficult day, and I still had to stop at the store, which I hate doing even on good days. I needed hamburger. That’s all. So I picked up some strawberries, and doughnuts, milk, mascara, a birthday card and a pound of ground sirloin. Then I headed to the checkout. Going to the checkout was once a simple […]

Officer retires after 25 years

FLINT TWP. — Detective Vern Chontos has retired from the township police department after 25 years of service that included duty in New York City after the 9-11 terrorist attack. Several past and current officers turned out this week for Chontos’ retirement ceremony at the township board meeting where he was presented his service revolver and badge and a proclamation […]

Imlay City aims to reinvent itself with ‘Art in the Rough’

Pop-up art event Oct. 24 aims to help Michiganders see rural community in new light

IMLAY CITY — When Imlay City secured victory in the first round of the $10 million America’s Best Communities competition, local leaders knew they had a rare opportunity to revitalize their economy and reimagine the community’s future. And they’re taking full advantage of it. They’ve come up with a unique idea to get people to rethink their perception of rural […]

Twp. police officer fired for third time

FLINT TWP. — For the third time in about four years the township board voted unanimously to terminate Flint Township Police Officer Matthew Needham. After meeting in closed session for about an hour with municipal attorney Helen “Lizzie” Mills, the board reopened the meeting to vote for Needham’s dismissal. Grounds for the firing were not disclosed other than a motion […]

The Whiting presents The Glass Castle

FLINT – On Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. The Whiting is presenting The Glass Castle, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Jeannette Walls. The Glass Castle a unique memoir of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young girl. It is the saga of the restless Walls family, led by a crusty eccentric and his […]

Two millage renewals on November ballot

FLINT TWP. — Township voters will be asked to renew two millages in the November 3 election. One is a fiveyear renewal for fire equipment and the other is a ten-year renewal for road maintenance. If not renewed, both millages will expire at the end of the year. If renewed, the .50 mill Road Millage will be extended through 2025 […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Strange Daze Tattoos presenting the Red Carpet Trailer Park Extravaganza and Costume Gala Event, Oct. 23, featuring Rockstar and Westfall. Tickets are $10 in advance. A king and queen will be crowned. The Moonshine Bandits, with special guests Angels Cut and J, […]