Skype gripes

Twp. board debates meeting attendance policy using technology

FLINT TWP. — In a first for the township board meeting, one physically absent trustee attended via Skype — a computer app service that enables virtual two-way communication such as face-to-face personal chats or business conference calls. But the technological innovation did not go over well. Trustee Tom Klee, via Skype, apologized for not being able to be physically present […]

Athletic directors shuffle around area schools

GENESEE COUNTY – With the many offseason changes that schools and leagues in the area have been experiencing since the conclusion of the spring season, Carman- Ainsworth and Flushing added on to the list with the additions of new athletic directors after the departures of their respective athletic directors. Carman-Ainsworth’s Kevin Foltz is headed to Flushing, being replaced by longtime […]


BEAMING – Road crews have begun work on repairing the Miller Road bridge over I-75. The right lane of westbound Miller at I-75 has been closed since December 21 after the overpass bridge was struck by a semi-trailer truck traveling southbound on I-75. At that time, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation said that the lane might remain […]

Powers Catholic freshman wins FJGA Mallon Cup

LINDEN – The Flint Jr. Golf Association awarded the last major of the season on Monday at Spring Meadows Country Club. Powers Catholic freshman Jolie Brochu carded a career-low 78 to win the coveted Mallon Cup in the Jack Nicklaus Group. Fenton’s Jackson Forguth won the title for the boys in the Jack Nicklaus Group. The Mallon Cup is usually […]

Twp. board again postpones land sale

FLINT TWP. – After hearing an outpouring of protests from several residents, the township board again pushed back its decision to sell 86.65 acres of vacant land on South Dyewood that was acquired for free through tax reversion in 2011. At its July 10 meeting, the board first considered a purchase offer for $173,200 from developer Pat Battaglia, who said […]

I’m taking the first step into my dream job

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While most high school students get summer jobs working at restaurants or golf courses, I knew that I wanted to do something a little more beneficial in my field of interest. My name is Breana Nolan and I am going to be a senior at Lapeer High School in the fall. Ever since a young age I have loved to […]

Police department bids farewell to retiring detective

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of service on the Flint Township Police Department, Detective Russell Fries is hanging up his badge. At the Monday night township board meeting, Police Chief George Sippert, other officers and the township board sent Fries off with the traditional presentation of his retirement ID and badge and engraved duty gun followed by a brief […]


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Twp. board votes not to change meeting time

FLINT TWP. — For the second time this year, the township board has rejected a request to change its meeting time. Treasurer Lisa Anderson presented a request to the board to move its twice monthly Monday meeting time to 6 p.m. from the longstanding 7 p.m. Anderson cited several reasons including that the majority of board meetings are attended by […]

Invasive red swamp crayfish found in state

NOVI — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg, south of Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo County), and in a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi (Oakland County). Reports of the crayfish at Sunset Lake came to the DNR from two separate landowners Thursday, July 13. DNR […]