2017-02-23

Ready for the World




FLINT TWP.— Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics teams continued their winning streak by capturing the title at the VEX Robotics Michigan State Championship on Sunday. Still undefeated after four outings, the teams — MO” Peeps and Even MO’ Peeps — are now headed for the World Championship Competition to be April 19-22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, […]

In brief



Ellegood named corporate director of service lines at McLaren Health Care FLINT — Cheryl Ellegood has been named Corporate Director of Service Lines at McLaren Health Care. She began the position on Jan. 30. In her new corporate role, Ellegood is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of systemwide operating plans for cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedic and telemedicine service lines. […]

Police lineup



That row of police cars lined up in front of Texas Roadhouse on Miller Road last Wednesday were not responding to any incident. Flint Township Police joined Michigan State Police, Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies and other law enforcement agents for Tip-A-Cop, a fundraiser for the Weiss Child Advocacy Center. Uniformed officers mingled with guests and helped out with serving meals […]

MDHHS orders McLaren Flint to comply with action to address Legionella risk, McLaren fires back



FLINT — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) last week ordered McLaren Flint Hospital to immediately correct conditions in its facility to reduce the risk of future exposure to Legionella at the hospital. But McLaren Flint hospital’s new CEO Chad Grant does not agree, firing back in published reports that the Michigan health department did not sufficiently […]

Advice from Dr. Marriage



It’s time for another edition of Dr. Marriage – the advice column for people mystified by the people with whom they cohabitate … Dear Dr. Marriage: My wife and I get along great and yet she always seems slightly annoyed with me. What’s up with that? Am I doing something wrong? Puzzled in Pittsburgh Dear Puzzled: First off, of COURSE […]

Library to celebrate March is Reading Month with mall rally



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library will kick off National March is Reading Month with a Rockin’ Reading Rally at the Genesee Valley Mall Center Court on March 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event. At noon, The Storytellers will jump-start the fun with stories, hands-on playtime with exotic musical instruments, tunes from around […]

Police Blotter



Father of infant arrested for child abuse FLINT TWP. — On Friday, Feb. 17, Flint Township Police officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a report of suspected child abuse with serious injury. The victim, a 7-week-old baby girl who is a resident of Flint Township, was listed in critical condition. An investigation and subsequent interviews revealed that the […]

In brief



C-A hosting band event FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Band and Orchestra Department will host the Michigan Schools Band and Orchestra Festival District Three Honors Band at Carman Ainsworth High School on February 24-25. Events run from Friday from 4-8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Schools from Mid-Michigan that are scheduled to perform include C-A, Bendle, […]

Water and Waste provides update on KWA pipeline

Project ahead of schedule, but faces possible hurdles


FLINT — Officials say the Karegnondi water pipeline is ahead of schedule and a water treatment plant, which is part of the project, is expected to be finished this spring. But there are still some hurdles to be crossed in the months ahead. At a recent meeting of the Genesee County Water and Waste Services advisory committee, Drain Commission Director […]

Church hosting Women’s Festival musicians in concert



FLINT TWP. — Summer Osborne and Renee Janski, two Women Festival Favorites, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Highway. Osborne is acclaimed as one of the hottest new voices on the Women’s Music Scene, according to a press release. She is an award-winning singer-songwriter from […]