Township police chief promotes ‘Summer of Safety’ traffic campaign

FLINT TWP. — Tragically, two teen girls who were not wearing seatbelts have died in traffic accidents so far this year which underscores one of the messages of a summer long traffic initiative, according to Police Chief George Sippert. Summer of Safety is a statewide campaign by law enforcement agencies to encourage increased seatbelt use and reduce impaired driving during […]

Golf Outings

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Board approves 2016 JAG agreement

FLINT TWP. — After a brief public hearing, the township board approved an Interlocal Agreement for the 2016 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) awarded to Genesee County by the United States Justice Bureau. The federal funding is allocated to local governments to improve criminal justice services. It can be used to purchase equipment, vehicles and other law enforcement needs. Genesee […]

Ride off-road vehicles safely and legally this summer

LAPEER COUNTY — With summer now in full swing, conservation officers at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources remind off-road vehicle riders to follow ORV safety rules and land-use regulations, riding only where ORVs legally are permitted. “To ensure everyone’s safety and the protection of our natural resources, ORV riders are cautioned to only ride their machines where it’s legal […]


VOTING VISUAL AIDS – Voters should have an easier time knowing where to go during the upcoming August 2 election thanks to new signage, which Clerk Kim Courts previewed at the township board meeting this week. One is a color-coded map showing precincts. It will be located inside of the doorway of polling sites. Another is a “Vote Here” sandwich […]

Owner Experience Rates Them Top of Their Class


Ford F-150, Mustang and C-MAX Energi won accolades from customers for delivering a positive ownership experience and high vehicle quality, earning Top Quality Impact awards from Strategic Vision. Ford F-150 – part of America’s best-selling lineup of F-Series trucks – won the full-size truck segment. The toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever was recognized by customers for delivering power and […]

Orange barrel polka

FLINT TWP. — Motorists may have felt a frustrating frisson of Deja vu last week when spotting orange barrels lining Ballenger Highway south of Miller Road. But unlike last year’s three-month closure of that stretch of road while the Ballenger Highway Bridge was being replaced, this traffic interruption was scheduled to last only about a week while the new bridge […]

2016-06-23 E-Edition

Firefighters badly needed

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department is looking for men or women up to the challenge of becoming an on-call fire fighter. Flint Township is the second busiest fire department in the county and firefighters who are available during the daytime are badly needed, said Assistant Township Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Most of the township’s 20 on-call firefighters […]

In brief

No burns FLINT TWP. — Noting that it is getting very dry outside, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley said the department is getting close to issuing a burn ban. If it does not rain this week, there won’t be any outdoor burn permits issued, he said. A burn permit is needed to burn yard waste, build a campfire and other […]