A look back at some top twp. events in 2016

FLINT TWP. — A water contamination crisis in the city of Flint spilled over into the township, affecting residents and business owners all year. 2016 also was an election year that generated lots of local and national controversy. Interest in renaming the township surfaced again in the wake of the Flint water crisis and led to the formation of a […]

Get to the truth about dieting and weight loss

Weight loss is a popular resolution come the new year. But in spite of that popularity, the resolution to lose weight is no small task. When resolving to lose weight, men and women will encounter an abundance of information about dieting and weight loss. It’s difficult to know who to believe and to determine which plans will be effective. Research […]

Miller Rd. overpass lane closure due to accident

FLINT TWP. — The westbound outside lane on the Miller Road / I-75 overpass was closed Dec. 21, due to vehicular damage to the bridge, according to an advisory from the Genesee County Road Commission. The northerly two beams of the bridge over southbound I-75 were hit and damaged by a semi truck on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police […]

Resolving to unplug from devices

Many people now spend ample time each day texting, posting to social media and watching videos on their smartphones. Devices such as phones and tablets might play big roles in many peoples’ lives, and few may realize just how much time they’re spending on their devices. According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report, Americans aged 18 and older now spend more […]

Police chief looking to hire more officers

FLINT TWP. — in an update to the township board about his ongoing quest to hire more police officers, Police Chief George Sippert said that he hopes to bring the names of two more candidates to the January meeting, then two more in February. The department currently has seven open positions. Twenty applicants responded to a recent round of job […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents The Greatest New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball in the Universe. With performances by Ironsnake, Dec. 31. Tickets are $10 in advance. Toolology, a Tribute to Tool, and also a Tribute to Rage Against the Machine, will perform, Jan. 6. Tickets are $10 in […]

County law enforcement join together to honor vets

FLINT TWP. — Under the leadership of Commander Thomas Kish at the Michigan State Police – Flint Post, several local law enforcement partners joined together to assist with the 2016 Wreaths Across America event at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Saturday, Dec. 17, according to a press release. When Genesee County Walmart stores reached out for assistance […]

Legacy Officials program looks to mentor next generation of referees

HARTLAND – Michigan, not unlike most other states across the nation, is struggling with a shortage of officials for junior high and high school sports. Steve Tannar, the Kensington Lakes Activities Association assigner says locally that Michigan High School Athletic Association registered officials are down by one third. Looking to stem the tide, the MHSAA is reaching out to high […]

In brief

Church concert FLINT TWP. — The Isaacs will be performing in a concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, January 8 at the Central Church of the Nazarene. 1261 W. Bristol Road. An offering will be received. Based in Hendersonville, TN, The Isaacs are a multiaward winning family group who began singing 35 years ago. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and […]

MHSAA Council takes action in baseball, U.P. golf

EAST LANSING – The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association took actions at its Fall Meeting on Dec. 2 in East Lansing that will affect baseball and Upper Peninsula golf teams this spring. Generally, the Council takes only a few actions during its Fall Meeting, with topics often introduced for additional consideration and actions during its meetings […]