Public notices in paper critical to democracy

Last week the Michigan House of Representatives began their 99th session. The first bill introduced deals with an important issue … rolling back Michigan’s income tax. The second bill, HB-4002, introduced by Rep. Rob Verheulen, R-Walker is a replica of the bill introduced in the last two sessions by former Rep. Amanda Price R-Clark Township that would remove ALL public […]

Chad Grant named new president and CEO of McLaren Flint

FLINT – Chad M. Grant, FACHE, has accepted the position of President and CEO of McLaren Flint, effective Jan. 30.  He brings an extensive background of health care leadership experience, including successful management of acute care hospital operations, strategic planning, new business development and change management, according the McLaren officials. Grant is assuming the CEO position following the retirement of […]

Is Flint area included in optimistic forecast?

FLINT TWP. — Two Federal Reserve economists painted an upbeat 2017 economic outlook for Michigan but some audience members questioned whether that forecast applies to the Flint area. Paul Traub and Martin Lavelle, both economists for the Federal Reserve Bank Chicago-Detroit branch, gave their annual economic presentation last week at Baker College-Flint. Based on several indicators such as retail sales, […]

2017-01-19 E-Edition

Baker College’s Cyber Defense Club wins again

FLINT TWP. — The student Cyber Defense Club at Baker College’s Flint campus can add another victory to its growing list, thanks to the great turnout for its first Computer Fix-IT. Through the two-day event, Dec. 29-30, about 25 students and faculty members serviced more than 250 computers at no cost for approximately 150 community members. There was a line […]

In brief

Painless Chiropractic now Kennedy Decompression Technique certified FENTON — Dr. James Ide and the staff at the Painless Chiropractic of Fenton are pleased to announce that they are now certified in the Kennedy Decompression Technique. The Kennedy Decompression Technique is a credible, decompression certification course which involves 12 hours of online training and 12 hours of hands on decompression training. […]

Baker ranked in top tier by two military media groups

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Baker College has again been recognized by two media organizations for its ongoing dedication to make quality higher education available to U.S. military personnel, veterans and families. The 2017 recognitions are: Military Friendly Gold Award from Victory Media for outstanding programs and positive education outcomes for veterans and their families (private institutions with more than 10,000 students). […]

Rep. Kildee introduces bill on ethics

Watchdog groups give state an 'F' for ethics

FLINT — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has introduced his first piece of legislation in the 115th Congress aimed at cleaning up state government in Michigan and other state legislatures across the country. Congressman Kildee’s legislation, The Make State Government More Open, Honest, and Transparent Act, would require states like Michigan to adopt common sense ethics laws which promote transparency and […]


Chrome & Ice show coming up Feb. 10-11

FLINT — Back to the Bricks and Buick will sponsor the upcoming annual winter indoor car show Chrome and Ice, which is set for Feb. 10-11 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint. The theme for this year’s event is “MORE.” The 2017 Chrome and Ice event will be larger and more spectacular than ever before, featuring […]

Reading is fundamental

A generous donation from Jan Crawford, a Davison Middle School teacher, made it possible for four books each to go home with students at Dillon Elementary, in Mrs. Heron’s and Mrs. Welch’s class.