In brief

Schools of choice applications deadlines FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools application period has ended for grades K -5 through the Limited State Schools of Choice program for the 2016-2017 school year, it allows a limited number of non-resident children to attend school in the district, beginning in the Fall of 2016. Applications will continue being accepted until Aug. 26 […]

Team Grind rallies past Team Rise in inagural game

DAVISON – Team Grind showed a little pride Saturday in overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit and then held off Team Rise to win the first-ever Greater Flint All-Star football game at Cardinal Stadium, 21-17. It was a muggy, hot 87 degrees by kickoff which may have contributed to several players backing out of the game, including Lapeer’s Eli Hunt and […]


SOCCER FIRST TEAMRachel Rasins, F, Fr., Flint PowersAshleigh Garcia, M, Jr., LapeerRachel Phillpotts, D, Jr., Flint PowersAlex Thomas, F, So., LapeerAbbey Clothier, M, Jr., Flint PowersClaire Stoddard, M, Jr., DavisonAlexis House, D, Sr., Carman-AinsworthSophie Bubnar, F, So., Flint PowersEmily Johnson, D, Fr., LapeerLindsey Musser, D, Jr., DavisonLisa West, M, Jr., LapeerAbby Radcliffe, M, Sr., DavisonPayton Steinhaus, M, Sr., DavisonSydney Wilholte, […]

Keeping Cool (and Dry) Under Pressure

New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks feature a patented air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driving conditions. The intake system underwent extensive testing based on the most challenging real-world driving conditions to ensure capable performance no matter the weather. Marked by a dramatic hood scoop, […]

Clerk candidate has unresolved campaign finance fines

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason is calling a candidate for township clerk a “scofflaw” because of his unpaid campaign fines dating back four years. Alex Clark, a candidate for township clerk, has accrued $3,500 in unpaid campaign finance fines, Gleason said. County records indicate penalty fees, accumulating at $25 per day, date back to 2012, when Clark […]

2016-06-16 E-Edition

Court orders demolition of unfinished houses

FLINT TWP. — To the casual observer, it might look like the large two-story house on Jacob’s Trail is closer to completion than demolition. But township code enforcement officers and nearby residents hold a different view of it and other unfinished houses in the Country Ridge subdivision that they say have become blighted after sitting vacant for many years. “Two […]

Yay for AYSO

FLINT TWP. — A township success story is featured in the cover story of the June issue of the Michigan Township Focus magazine, the official publication of the Michigan Townships Association. The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) soccer field at 1200 Linden Road is highlighted in the article, “Cleaning up: Bringing life back to brownfields & other sites. The article […]

Beware of stranger approaching children

FLINT TWP. – Police and school officials issued alerts last week about two separate suspicious incidents involving a strange man approaching children. According to a police report issued June 9, police responded on June 8 to a call from the 2400 block of Thornton Avenue regarding a suspicious situation. A 13-year-old girl reported that while she was in her front […]

Township gets a clean audit

FLINT TWP. — After about two weeks and 300 hours of reviewing the township’s 2015 financial records, the township received an “unmodified report” meaning that its numbers were accurate, according to an annual audit presentation last week by Pam Hill and Chrystal Simpson, of the Plante Moran Governmental Professional Standards Team. Highlights from the 71-page report showed that “the township […]