2015-12-17

Police investigating pipe bomb found at apartment




FLINT TWP. — Police still are investigating the discovery last week of a live pipe bomb found in a storage area at the Western Pines Apartments, 2252 Noble Avenue, south of Corunna Road. On Wednesday, December 9, police responded to a report of a possible pipe bomb found by a maintenance man in an unlocked area of one of the […]

Whiting presents Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat



FLINT — The Whiting’s Broadway presentation series, “Bright Lights Big Broadway”, sponsored once again this season by McLaren Flint continues in early January 2016 with the national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this production will take to the stage at The Whiting on Jan. 9 for two performances at […]

Photos with Santa



FLINT TWP. — Spread holiday joy and help animals in need by participating in Petco’s annual Photos with Santa event, which began on the first Saturday of the month and is continuing from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 at the superstore, 3559 Miller Road. Pose with or without your pet next to Santa and bring home a keepsake frame […]

In brief



“Shoes That Fit” Distribution Day this Friday FLINT — The employees of Genesys, Hurley and McLaren have come together for the 15th year to sponsor the Flint Community Schools “Shoes That Fit Connie’s Kidz” program. Coordinated by Flint Community Schools and the three hospitals, school staff identifies students in need of shoes, and employees at the three hospitals purchase them. […]

Township board OKs clerical union contract




FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees remains divided over two percent raises offered in employee contracts. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert remain steadfast in their opposition to wage increases negotiated with the township’s labor unions but were outvoted 5-2 in the board’s contract approvals. So far agreements have been settled with two of the township’s six labor unions.. […]

Hurley upgraded to BBB-Status; overlook now revised to stable



FLINT — The upgrade to BBB from BB++ reflects Hurley Medical Center’s dramatically improved operating performance since Fitch’s last rating action. Hurley Medical Center last received BB+- investment grade rating status in 2006. Key rating drivers include sharp improvement in liquidity, challenging payor mix, manageable debt profile. Hurley’s liquidity position improved sharply in 2015 with several key liquidity metrics that […]

Township says goodbye to three longtime employees




FLINT TWP. — The township board bade farewell last week to three long-time employees – issuing proclamations and hosting a traditional cake and coffee reception for two of them. Ronna Gettel, who worked in the assessor’s office for 27 years, and Mark MacDermaid, an appraiser for 35 years, were honored with proclamations and a cake. The township board also accepted […]

New equipment enhances MCC Livingston Center’s training programs



FLINT — Mott Community College’s Livingston Center is ramping up in four high-demand skilled trade areas: Welding, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), and Mechatronics. The Center has purchased new equipment through the Michigan Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP) giving students access to the equipment and enabling them to train for high-wage, high-skill, and […]

PEG funds disbursed to local school districts




FLINT TWP. — Producing daily broadcasts of a news show is one of many things that students at Swartz Creek High School are doing with Public, Education and Government (PEG) access funds. The money is acquired through an agreement with Comcast Cable to return a percentage of franchise fees to the community for public access TV programs. Last week, the […]

Wrestlers split SVL openers, fall to Owosso




OWOSSO – A young Carman- Ainsworth wrestling team opened the season against some tough competition this past week. The Cavaliers dropped a Saginaw Valley League dual to Lapeer 52-24 on Dec. 9 at Flint Northwestern, then fell to Owosso in a quadrangular last Saturday in Owosso. At Owosso, the Cavs lost eight matches by fall to the Trojans but got […]


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