2015-10-22

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, […]

STEM Early College offered at CAHS




FLINT TWP. — Tyler Perry is a senior at Carman- Ainsworth High School (CAHS) but he will be halfway through his freshman year when he starts college next fall. He is among students taking advantage of a dual enrollment program in which high school students can get a head start on earning college credits, at a substantially reduced cost. Tyler, […]

Cavaliers eliminated from soccer playoffs




FLUSHING — At Seymour Elementary in the first round of Flushing varsity soccer district No. 5-1 on Tuesday, Carman-Ainsworth was able to keep its defense tight, just not tight enough to avoid losing to the host Raiders 3-0. Flushing played yesterday against Grand Blanc, which beat Swartz Creek 1-0 on Tuesday. In other round-one action, Clarkston defeated Waterford Kettering 5-2 […]

In brief



Holiday Craft Sale FLINT TWP. — Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Rd. (behind Kohl’s) will host a Holiday Craft Sale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. Admission is free. Over 25 vendors will offer handmade crafts, baked goods and more. Details: 810-653-8735. — R.S. Trick […]

Leaders in action



Former Michigan State University and NBA player Mateen Cleaves was the keynote speaker last Wednesday at Genesys Athletic Club/Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame’s Leadership Mentoring Program in Grand Blanc. The club hosted some 220 student-athletes representing 24 local high schools in a morning-long program designed to help student-athletes improve their leadership skills as an athlete, in the classroom […]