Giving tree

A warm and fuzzy Christmas is coming to area children who will be the recipients of a scarves, hats and mittens tree now on display at the Flint Township Hall and also one at the Flint Senior Citizens Center. The annual tree (depicted) at the township hall is decked with donations made by volunteers who have been busy all year […]

In brief

McLaren welcomes otolaryngology specialist FLINT — Cynthia Hayes, an otolaryngology specialist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Hayes is in practice at ENT & Plastic Surgery Associates. Hayes completed residency in otolaryngology and facial plastics through Genesee Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. She earned her medical degree through Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Hayes […]

Twp. board mulling over earlier meeting time

FLINT TWP. — A recommendation to move up township board meeting times to 4:30 p.m. was postponed after objections were raised by Trustee Frank Kasle. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller brought up the topic, which was not on the board’s Monday night agenda, but she gave the options of voting immediately or taking time to think it over by the next […]

Hurley vying for $50k

FLINT – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has announced a nationwide “Vote for Miracles” campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Credit Unions for Kids program. From November 29 through December 20, credit unions and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support their favorite CMN Hospital, including Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint. The top five hospitals will […]

Township board open to taking tax-reverted parcels

FLINT TWP. — Thirty-five land parcels that nobody bought at the no-reserve Genesee County tax-sale auction in late October are now headed for the rolls of the Landbank, except for one. The township has a standing arrangement with the county treasurer’s office to refuse all tax-reverted parcels and it usually does. But this time there was one parcel the board […]

Knights of Columbus help keep kids warm

FLINT – Genesee County-area Knights of Columbus brought a lot of happiness, and warmth, to area youngsters with the distribution of more than 360 coats to children in need. The distribution took place Saturday, Nov. 26, at the North End Soup Kitchen, 735 E. Stewart Avenue in Flint. The effort was supported by the Michigan Council of the Knights of […]

Fire department mourns former chief

FLINT TWP. — With heavy hearts the Flint Township Fire Department announced that retired Fire Chief Gregory Raymond Wright passed away on Thursday December 1. Chief Wright served the Charter Township of Flint from 1973 to 2001 — 28 years — starting out as an on-call fire fighter in 1973, according to information provided by Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. […]

County tops state in pet adoptions during Empty the Shelter event

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Genesee County Animal Control had the most adoptions from a single facility during a statewide effort to empty the shelters in October. The Bissell Pet Foundation sponsored the Empty the Shelter event that broke a statewide record for same day adoptions with more than 1,995 animals finding homes. Genesee County Animal Control adopted out 83 animals during […]

Save the date: Benefit planned for ill firefighter

FLINT TWP. — The Firefighter Paul Roop Benefit Spaghetti Benefit Dinner is being planned for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, January 21 at the VFW Hall-, G-4138 Corunna Road. Roop, a 20-year member of the Flint Township Fire Department, was diagnosed with Stage Four cancer in October and is currently undergoing chemotherapy according to a flyer posted on the Carman-Ainsworth Schools Facebook […]

In brief

Next name change meeting is Dec. 8 FLINT TWP. — The fourth meeting of the Suggestion Committee which is exploring the idea of changing the township’s name will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 8 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. Representatives from the post office and an insurance agent are expected to attend to explain potential changes […]