Twp. board approves new fire commissioner

FLINT TWP. — For the first time in at least ten years, the township has a Fire Commissioner. New township board trustee Tom Klee was unanimously appointed to the position, effective immediately. He abstained from the 6-0 vote. A Fire Commissioner’s responsibility is to act as a liaison between the township board and firefighters, said Supervisor Karyn Miller. He discusses […]

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Learn to achieve goals at WFBA meeting FLINT TWP. — Johanne Edwards, president of Excellence Training and author of “E=MC2 Relative to Business: How would Einstein Run a Business?,” will be the guest speaker at the WFBA luncheon meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Edwards’ topic will be […]

Police arrest five burglary suspects

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department has been investigating a series of burglaries in the Dayton Heights subdivision, located along Lavelle Road between Flushing Road and Pasadena Avenue. The burglaries took place in October through December. On Sunday, January 1 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Flint Township police officers were summoned to a residence on Lavelle Road for a […]

Baker seeks volunteers for MLK Jr. Day Jan. 16

FLINT TWP. — Volunteers are needed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, at Baker College’s Flint campus. Maureen Miller, coordinator of student life and organizer of the Baker College Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, hopes to have at least 100 volunteers signed up that day to tackle several community service projects […]

Stunning engagement, wedding ring alternatives

LINDEN — Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they may not fit every woman’s style, particularly the bride who likes to buck tradition and think outside the box. Diamonds may also be outside of some bridal budgets. According to Money magazine, the average engagement ring costs more than $5,800. In addition to being one of the most expensive […]

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McLaren welcomes midwife FLINT TOWNSHIP — Kimberly Tibai, a certified nurse midwife, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Tibai is seeing patients at Women’s Health South at the McLaren Flint Township Community Center, located at 1314 S. Linden Rd. Tibai completed graduate midwifery training through the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. In addition, she holds […]

Middle school musicians recognized by school board

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth School Board members got a chance to not only see but hear several middle school students who received high ratings at a Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) event. As part of a recognition held at the beginning of the school board meeting, the board and audience were treated to musical selections played by […]

MLK Day activities planned

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts, in partnership with the Flint Public Library, will present a celebratory program of the life and work of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, with free, family-friendly activities and events in both spaces. In addition, the Sloan Museum will celebrate King’s legacy by inviting the community to discover […]

Date change for fundraiser to help firefighter with cancer

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. The original date for the event was changed from January 28 due to a scheduling conflict at the VFW hall. Roop, a 20-year member of the Flint Township Fire Department, was diagnosed with […]

Carman-Ainsworth notches solid win over Goodrich

FLINT TWP. – Destiny Strother scored half of Carman-Ainsworth’s points in the Cavs’ 46-38 win over Goodrich at home Tuesday. Strother scored 22 points and has emerged as the Lady Cavs scoring leader this season. Jessiana Aaron added 11 points. The game was off to a slow start with four points by each team in the first quarter. Both squads […]