2016-12-22

Police clerks hired and retired




FLINT TWP. — Clerical workers are the ‘unsung heroes” of the police department, said Township Police Chief George Sippert at the township board meeting where one worker retired and another was hired to replace her. With the usual cake and resolution sendoff, Chief Sippert and the township board gave special recognition to Lynn Jones, who is retiring after 26 years […]

2016-12-22 E-Edition

Knights, 4th Degree to host annual New Years Eve Party



DAVISON TWP. — Gary Lehr announced The Newsmaker Band will be featured at the Annual New Year’s Eve Party to be held at 8428 Davison Rd. Doors will open at 8 p.m., Dec. 31, and there will be dancing from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Snacks and adult beverage will be provided and any special beverages are Bring Your Own. Cost per […]

The history behind some beloved Christmas songs



Holiday traditions vary from family to family, but one component of the holidays that seems to be universally enjoyed is a good Christmas song. Music is piped throughout malls and stores to entertain shoppers, and favorite tunes may be on the radio or streamed through a digital music service as families decorate their homes. Many people may love Christmas songs […]

NORAD ready to track Santa’s journey



PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The north American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 61st anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec. 1, featuring Santa’s North Pole Village, a Christmas countdown, games, activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese. Official […]

Christmas on Sunday



Every year, many churches like this one on Bristol Road, decorate for the holidays with trees, manger scenes and other traditional holiday ornamentation but it only happens once every 5-11 years that churches face the question of holding services when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. Most recently it happened in 2011 and 2005 but will not occur again until […]

Valley Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteer, centenarian of the year



GENESEE COUNTY — The Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) is looking for a recipient to be given the Volunteer of the Year Award at the VAAA Annual Meeting on March 20. The Volunteer of the Year Award honors the recipient’s service and thanks them for their contributions to seniors and people with disabilities. Candidates for this award must volunteer […]

Township OKs computerizing cemetery records




FLINT TWP. — The township board took the first step toward organizing its cemetery records with a 6-1 approval of a proposal to computerize burial records for township cemeteries. The upgrade specifically applies to Cronk Cemetery on Beecher Road and Bristol Cemetery on Bristol Road near Bishop Airport, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Databases for both cemeteries are inadequate, she said. […]

In brief



Name change public hearing set for Jan. 12 FLINT TWP. — The next meeting of the Suggestion Committee which is exploring the idea of changing the township’s name, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 12 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. The Committee is midway through a fact-finding process and is seeking public opinion on the suggestions […]

Twp. board amends 2016 budget again




FLINT TWP. — Sticking to her long-held stand against unnecessary spending, Trustee Barb Vert once again cast the sole no vote in a 6-1 township board decision to amend the 2016 budget. Amendments approved Monday night follow $82,259.in budget adjustments approved in late November. This time, according to a memo from Controller Beth Takacs, the needed adjustments are: *General Fund: […]


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