2015-10-22

Rowe president advises CAHS students




FLINT TWP. — Engineering offers something for everyone, said Leanne Panduren, P.E., president of Rowe Engineering, in a presentation last week o pre-engineering students in the Carman-Ainsworth High School Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. Panduren, a civil engineer, talked about her career path and other engineering fields and requirements. Her PowerPoint presentation showed mechanical engineers working in automotive facilities; […]

Roundup



CROSS COUNTRY The Cavalier girls finished eighth with 264 points at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational Saturday. Linden won the event with 62 points. Arianna Vantine was 57th in 25:45.2, Bailey Curtis was 59th in 26:50.9, Khalia McGruder was 60th in 27:24.9 and Devin Foster was 61st in 27:29.0. Chante Boyd was 62nd in 27:33.7, Laura Depew was 64th in 28:20.0, […]

Salvation Army accepting applications for Christmas help



FLINT – The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program – a community wide effort – is The Salvation Army’s largest outreach event each year. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program is intended to help Genesee County residents who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas. Last year, for example, more than 3,000 toys and gifts and more than 1,000 coats were […]

DODGE CHARGER PURSUIT GOES BIG FOR 2016

New 12.1 inch touchscreen improves connectivity, safety for law enforcement

“As America’s high-performance police vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit is going big for 2016, offering a massive, Uconnect touchscreen system that streamlines a law enforcement officer’s computer system with our easy-to-use Uconnect system – on an all-new laptop-size 12.1-inch touchscreen display,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge and SRT Brands, and Vice President – Fleet Operations, FCA – North […]

In brief



Making Strides Against Breast Cancer FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union recently announced that they raised a gross of $77,739 from their 2015 Pink Night fundraising efforts. A net total of $69,300, will be donated to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The 9th annual “Pink Night” event was held Thursday, Oct. 1, in downtown Flint at Blackstone’s […]

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 […]