From field and farm to storefronts all over, the harvest has arrived in a comforting display of traditional icons — be it cords of firewood for the hearth, huge orange pumpkins for Halloween carving or Thanksgiving decorations or colorful mums to brighten up the porch.

MCC recognizes 4 Outstanding Alumni

FLINT — Mott Community College honored four alumni and one retiree at the college’s 14th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Retiree Awards program Saturday, Oct. 12. Honorees represent a diverse group that includes community leaders, business professionals and educators. They are Curt Carr, former chairman of Lapeer County Bank & Trust; Bobby Crim, former speaker of the Michigan State House […]

Name-change legislation update

FLINT TWP. — Proposed legislation that would pave the way for the township’s name change is now in the hands of a state legislators. On October 4, State Representative Phil Phelps introduced House Bills 5056 and 5057, according to Jerry Preston, in a update provided to the township board. Preston, who chaired the township’s volunteer Suggestion Committee, informed the board […]

Valley students lend a hand

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Valley High School students helped with the food distribution program sponsored by Salem Lutheran, the Department of Agriculture, and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Valley students have been active partners in the fall distribution program for the past several years. They work with other volunteers to organize, package, and distribute these goods to the needy.

Board authorizes recreation of DDA

FLINT TWP. — Acting on a unanimous recommendation from its Economic Development Corporation, the township board voted to move forward on recreating a Downtown Development Authority that would oversee a variety of improvements such as parks, street lighting, traffic lights, fire equipment, policing, beautification, attracting new businesses and more. The township formerly operated a Central Business Development Authority until circa […]

In brief

Police hosting trick or treat FLIINT TWP. – Flint Township Police will be handing out treat bags to all the little trick or treaters who stop by the police department, 5200 Norko Drive, during the week before Halloween and on October 31, said Lieutenant Jim Baldwin. Check the department’s website or Facebook page for more details. Township officers also will […]

Reorganized township Shred Day went off without a hitch

FLINT TWP. – Shred Day almost got to be too popular. It is a twice a year opportunity for township residents to securely dispose of confidential paperwork by bringing it to a shredding truck parked at the township administrative building. Shred Day held last spring resulted in cars backed up on Dye Road all the way down to Court Street, […]

Brighton runs away with regional title

BRIGHTON – Area girls’ golf teams competed in their respective regional tournaments last Thursday for a shot at competing in the state tournament. The top-three teams as well as the top-three individuals not on a qualifying team would advance. Carman-Ainsworth elected to not compete in a regional tournament this year, but had they competed, they most likely would have been […]

EDC humming along on economic development planning

FLINT TWP. — Tiny house developments, community holiday events and starting up a Downtown Development Authority were among topics discussed at the October 10 meeting of the township’s Economic Development Corporation. The volunteer board was reactivated earlier this year to help shepherd more economic development in the township. Recreating a DDA took up the bulk of the board’s business. Since […]

Cavaliers eliminated in soccer by Lapeer

LAPEER – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ soccer team opened the Div. 1 district with a 3-0 loss to Lapeer Tuesday. Lapeer hosts the district, but all first-round games were played at non-traditional sites. Both teams were held even at 0-0 by halftime, but Lapeer took off in the second half to seal Carman- Ainsworth’s fate. Lapeer’s Brian Morris tallied a […]