Spoiled absentee ballots sent last week are being resolved

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County clerk’s office ensures the 14,000 spoiled absentee ballots sent out last week will not be an issue come election day. County Clerk John Gleason said the ballots included several identifiable mistakes, including incorrect cutting, smudging on the sides and the wrong coloration of numbers. The errors make it impossible for the ballots to be […]

Homecoming celebration

FLINT TWP. — Rain threatened but held back until about an hour after the annual Carman-Ainsworth Homecoming Parade made its way down Van Slyke Road to Maple Avenue last Friday. This year’s theme was Throwback/90’s Cartoons and floats featured classic icons including Scooby Doo, anchoring the Seniors float; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles riding high on the Juniors float; Dexter atop […]

Flint Firebirds, McLaren Flint lace up for second annual Pink Out Night

FLINT — In an effort to create awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for breast cancer patients at McLaren Flint, the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club is partnering with the McLaren Foundation for the second annual “Pink Out Night” on Friday, Oct. 14. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, and […]

Winners circle

En’Dea Haygood and Christian Aubrey, seniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School, are all smiles after being crowed Homecoming Queen and King last Saturday.

In brief

Kidney group to meet FLINT — Kidney Cancer Support Group meets Oct. 19, 1:30 -3:30 p.m., Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured Speaker: Anne Cox, Registered Dietician, Nutritionist, Genesy Hurley Cancer Institute. Topic: “Nutrition and the Cancer Patient.” Open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233. — G.G. Craft bazaar at Lamb of God Church on Nov. 5 […]

Twp. awarded demolition grants

FLINT TWP. — The walls of 31 blighted structures are due to come tumbling down early next year, thanks to a grant to the township. The funding is coming from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) 2016 Hardest Hit Blight Elimination program. Township officials requested funding to tear down 32 homes and received a grant to tear down 21 […]

Third annual drive-thru immunization event on tap

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) announced recently, it will host its third annual Genesee Health Plan Drive-Thru Immunization event Oct. 14 from 3-6 p.m. The event will take place at Genesee Health Plan’s office located at 2171 S. Linden Road, Flint. “This is a quick, convenient and free opportunity for Genesee County residents to get their flu shot. We […]

Two new officers sworn in, more sought

FLINT TWP. — Moving forward toward a goal to get the police department up to full force of 45 officers, two new officers were sworn in last Wednesday. They are Nicholas Pohl and Tyler Stambaugh. Pohl, who lives in the Flushing area, is a 2008 graduate of Alpena High School, a 2011 graduate of Alpena Community College and 2016 graduate […]

Adopt-A-Pet’s ‘The Howling’ Halloween party creeps and crawls its way into Fenton

FENTON — A fang-tastic good time is in store for everyone wicked or weird, creepy or cute at Adopt-A-Pet’s first ever, The Howling Halloween Event, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the shelter, 13575 N. Fenton Road, Fenton. This spooky great time offers fun for kids and […]

Tailor celebrating 25th anniversary

FLINT TWP. — Two six-foot-tall stuffed teddy bears awaiting head-totoe zippers that will turn them into Halloween costumes are an example of the kinds of special sewing and alterations projects entrusted to Karen Blackwell-Vickers. From hemming prom dresses to turning mink coats into teddy bears, Blackwell-Vickers, owner of Tailoring by Blackwell, has done it all during her twenty-five years in […]