Not all children come back to school equipped with necessary school supplies. So, Toys R Us, in partnership with the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD,) is collecting school supplies to support needy families and students. Shoppers can purchase items at the store or drop off supplies in the collection bins located inside the Flint Babies R Us, 3274 South Linden. […]

Michigan Renaissance Festival returns for its 39th year

HOLLY – The Michigan Renaissance Festival is back and celebrating 39 years of family fun. From small beginnings at Columbierre, to one of Michigan’s finest regional attractions. The Michigan Renaissance Festival was first held in 1979 in Clarkston. This inaugural Festival featured renaissance dancing, archery contests, jugglers, mimes and madrigals. The Renaissance Festival attracted 11,000 patrons during its 5-weekend event. […]

Two entry-level officers hired

FLINT TWP.— The township board has approved conditional offers of employment for two entry-level police officers, reducing the number of openings to five. Jacob Wright and Terrence Chism will attend the Police Academy beginning September 5 and be sworn in after graduation at the end of the year, said Chief George Sippert. Both have successfully completed physical and psychological examinations, […]

Iron Belle Trail project receives more help from DNR

The terms and conditions of the $350,000 DNR Development Grant allocated for funding sixteen proposed projects along the Iron Belle Trail were approved by the Genesee County Parks Commission – another step in the ongoing construction for new sections of the non-motorized trail. The Iron Belle, the longest state-sponsored hiking and biking trail in the nation, stretches from Belle Isle […]

Flint man charged with embezzling charitable gaming proceeds

FLINT TWP. — David Lee Thiese Sr., 78, of Flint, was arraigned Aug. 3 in 67th District Court in Grand Blanc for allegedly embezzling more than $38,000 in charitable gaming funds from St. Pius X Catholic Church and School, 3139 Hogarth Ave., and affiliated groups, according to a press release. Charges were filed following a joint investigation by the Michigan […]

Save the Date

Art in the Park SWARTZ CREEK – Art in the Park returns to Elms Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. New this year is a children’s parade at 11 a.m. Children may dress up as their favorite Disney characters and march through the art fair grounds. More than 60 artists and artisans will sell their handiwork, […]

City to improve Don Shenk house

SWARTZ CREEK – The City of Swartz Creek will make a substantial investment in renovating a home in Winchester Village. The city paid $30,000 to buy the property at 5256 Don Shenk from the county, which seized the house to recoup back taxes. “Our vision was to improve the neighborhood,” said City Manager Adam Zettel. “It’s a neighborhood stabilization effort.” […]

After great Back to the Bricks in 2017; Next year promises to be better

FLINT – Now that another successful Back to the Bricks is officially in the books, having wrapped up last week, the founder of the annual event, Al Hatch, is already hard at work hammering out the details for the 2018 Back to the Bricks. “We had projected about 600,000 people and 40,000 cars for this year, and the rain affected […]

Flint State Police Post hosting second Citizens Academy

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Flint Post is accepting applications for its 2nd annual Citizens’ Academy, which will begin Monday, October 2 and end Monday, November 20. The eightweek academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their awareness of law enforcement’s […]

Lapeer Tune-Up featured stiff competition

LAPEER – The Lake Orion girls’ golf team defended its Lapeer Tune-up title Friday at the Lapeer Country Club outscoring the field with a 348 for its fourth straight Tune-Up victory. South Lyon’s A team was second with 352 and Lapeer, last year’s runner-up, placed third with a 360. Twenty teams were in contention Friday and at least seven were […]