Legalities of township name change process uncertain

FLINT TWP. — What happens next to a proposal to change the township’s name may depend on the advice of the township attorney. A specially appointed committee has been meeting since September to hash out the pros and cons of changing the township’s name, converting to a city or leaving things as they are. After months of fact-finding, the committee […]

Scrapbooking for Little Lambs

Fundraiser planned to raise money for second mobile response unit

FLINT TWP. — About a year ago, the Little Lambs Closet of the West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Road, held a scrap-booking event to raise money to make cosmetic improvements to its Mobile Everything Response Vehicle (MERV), a used 26-foot recreational purchased in 2015. The vehicle was used to help the Little Lamb’s Closet take its […]

Several countywide events planned during Child Abuse Prevention Month

GENESEE COUNTY — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and on Monday kicked off the Paint Our Town Blue public awareness campaign, spearheaded by Whaley’s Children’s Center, the Weiss Child Advocacy Center, Priority Children and the Ennis Center for Children, Inc., and Hurley Medical Center. This collaboration of nonprofits, community leaders, businesses, and residents aims to raise awareness about the […]

Community Foundation of Greater Flint provides support to Flint Regional Science Fair

FLINT —The Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Countywide Youth Advisory Committee, has generously provided a $5000 grant to support the 2017 Flint Regional Science Fair. “The FRSF Board wishes to thank the Community Foundation’s youth grantmakers for their wonderful support of our fair that encourages and rewards student interest and achievement in science endeavors outside the classroom,” said John Wambaugh, […]

Section of U.S. 23 named after fallen soldier

MUNDY TWP. — A portion of Highway US-23 will be named in honor of Sgt. Joe Johnson under legislation signed Thursday. March 30, by Gov. Rick Snyder, according to a press release. Sgt. Johnson, a 2004 graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School, was killed while serving in Afghanistan on June 16, 2010. “Sgt. Johnson is a true American hero who […]

In brief

Marbles Tournament for boys and girls age 7-14 SWARTZ CREEK — The marbles club at New Life Wesleyan Church in Swartz Creek on Linden south of Maple is having a tournament April 9 at 10:30 a.m. for boys and girls who reside in Genesee County, aged 7 to 14, on June 10. The boy and girl winner will be eligible […]

New board packet software ready to “go live”

FLINT TWP. — When the township board’s new Accela software program goes “live” at its April 17 meeting, the public will gain access to board information packets. It will forever change the way that agendas, minutes and other information is presented, said Clerk Kathy Funk. “We will enter the 21st century finally,” she said of the state-of-the-art software currently in […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents Sponge, April 7, with special guests Ballz Deluxe, Dead in 5 and Spiral Crush. Tickets are $15 in advance. Demise of the Enthroned will perform April 8, with special guests After the Minor, Absorbed, Pick Axe Preacher, Fate of Misery and Hate Unbound. […]

CAMS National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

FLINT TWP. — Seventy-two new members were welcomed into the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in an induction ceremony on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the CAMS auditorium. The ceremony was led by 8th grade members of the NJHS. After the ceremony, a small reception was held to celebrate the accomplishments of […]

2017 Spring Home & Garden Show