Voting open in safe crib contest

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County’s Safe Sleep Coalition has begun the 2nd Annual “Rock My Crib Contest”. Baby cribs decorated by coalition members and their coworkers are on display around the county and the county. A public vote will decide the winner. See photos at www.facebook.com/pg/safe2sleep/photos/?tab=album&album_ id=1481331028622904 Cast your vote at apps.facebook.com/ my-polls/rock-my-crib-contest-2017 Cribs will be donated to a family […]



Get ready to ghost your gas station. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers an EPAcertified 39 mpg on the highway (FWD model) with the available 1.6L turbodiesel engine. That number is expected to top the segment in highway fuel economy, with greater highway mileage than the 2017 Toyota RAV4 hybrid and Nissan Rogue hybrid. A 577-mile cruising range (FWD) also means […]

Marine Corps League seeks members

The Marine Corps League is looking for a few good Marines, FMF Corpsmen and chaplains. Anyone interested in joining may attend an informational meeting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at G7377 N. Dort Highway in Mt. Morris. Family members of honorably-discharged Marines, FMF Corpsmen or chaplains also are welcome to attend to learn about membership in the […]

2017-09-28 E-Edition

Twp. board reconsiders waiving collocation pole fee

FLINT TWP. — After consulting with its attorney, the township board has reconsidered its stand against waiving fees for collocation on shared telecommunications poles. At its September 18 meeting, the board voted four to three in favor of allowing colocating companies not to pay the $75 a month fee. At a previous meeting in August, the board decided to take […]

In brief

Get your Pig Roast tickets FLINT TWP. — Tickets for $10 each are on sale for the 6th annual Senior Citizens Center Pig Roast from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 at the center, 2071 S. Graham Road. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Admission includes one raffle ticket for a Chinese Auction. Entertainment will be provided. For ticket information, […]

Board proposing township-wide streetlight assessment district

FLINT TWP. — A resolution to spread the cost of street lighting to most township property owners, including residents living on unlit streets, is the subject of a public hearing set by the township board of trustees for its Monday, October 2 meeting. The 7 p.m. hearing is to give notice of the board’s intent to formally establish a special […]

Empty bowls fill hungry bellies

FLINT – With the assistance of community partners such as the Flint Institute of Arts and the Michigan Woodturners Association, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) recently held their annual Empty Bowls fundraiser which helps provide funding to feed needy families throughout Genesee County. The FBEM, whose motto is “Change the Face of Hunger” is one of the main […]


PEAKING — Friday, September 22, officially marked the first day of Autumn but if it looks like tree leaves are changing colors earlier this year, it is not your imagination. The peak season for foliage color changes came earlier this year due to cooler night temperatures in August and heavier summer precipitation, meteorologists said. Cold night-time temperatures are a big […]

Genisys CU staff raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network

AUBURN HILLS – Genisys Credit Union held a special Jean’s Day to collect donations for Children’s Miracle Network. Staff at the credit union received permission to wear casual work attire for one day as long as they donated a minimum dollar amount. A grand total of $1,000 was collected by staff members organization wide. “Children’s Miracle Network supports Beaumont Children’s […]