SPOOKTACULAR TURNOUT – Despite a spurt of rain and temperatures in the mid-40s, thousands of children and adults lined up for the first-ever Genesee County 911 First Responder Trunk-or-Treat event, hosted by the Michigan State Police on Corunna Road. Fire, police and EMTs from several jurisdictions around the county including Flint Township were on hand to help pass out candy […]

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Old Newsboys need help FLINT — The Old Newsboys is in need of volunteers to help with its’ Annual Newspaper Sale on December 8, 2017. Contact the ONB office at 810-744-1840 if interested in assisting with the mission of “Let No Child Be Forgotten!”. They are looking for persons 18 years and older to captain a corner and or stand […]

Fundraiser for elementary student battling cancer

FLINT TWP. — Everyone is asked to come out to support a fundraiser for Tavares Mance, 11, a Dye Elementary student diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. A fundraiser is being planned from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5 at Luigi’s Restaurant, 2132 Davison Road in Flint. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the […]

5th annual charity alumni basketball games coming up

SWARTZ CREEK – The 5th annual Swartz Creek alumni basketball games will take place Saturday, Nov. 25, at Swartz Creek High School. The women’s teams will face off at 3 p.m., with the men’s game following at 5 p.m. The games raise funds to help cancer patients, according to event co-organizer Andrea Moleski. “Proceeds raised go directly toward bringing comfort […]

Twp. board extends labor contract

FLINT TWP. — The township board has unanimously approved a one-year labor contract extension for the township Police Department Communications Operators (Com OPs) with a two percent increase in the wage schedule. The contract extension is from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 the current twoyear contract expires December 31 of this year. All language from that contract will […]

Dellandrea humble despite obvious talent

BURTON — At just 17 years old, Ty Dellandrea is already being considered as a possible first-round draft pick for next season’s NHL draft. He’s been playing for the Flint Firebirds since being selected by the team in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League draft last year. His exceptional athleticism and bright future are overshadowed only by his […]

Airport employees honored for bravery

FLINT — On October 24, the Bishop International Airport Authority presented resolutions honoring seven airport employees for their heroic actions on June 21, 2017, when a terrorist brutally attacked Public Safety Lieutenant Jeffrey Neville, stabbing him in the neck, according to a press release. Authority employees, Lt. Jeffrey Neville, Maintainer, Richard Krul, Public Safety Officer Lt. Dan Owen, Chief Christopher […]

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

FLINT — The Salvation Army of Genesee County is hiring bell ringers for the Red Kettle Campaign that begins Friday, Nov. 10. Applications will be taken from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Beecher Corps, 1475 W. Coldwater Road, and the Citadel Corps, 211 W. Kearsley St. Capt. Caleb Senn, regional coordinator of The Salvation Army Genesee/Shiawassee County Regional […]

Special needs BAM! boy gets Batmobile thanks to Home Depot

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A special little boy who is fond of superheroes has a couple of his own superheroes who helped make his Halloween extra special. Keegan Steele is a 5-year-old boy with wide eyes full of wonder, an infectious smile and a thick crop of blond hair. Born 10 weeks early, Keegan has cerebral palsy and a host of […]

Genesee County Mental Health Court celebrates 10 years

Wednesday, Oct. 25, Genesee County held a formal celebration honoring 10 years of their Mental Health Court – the first of its kind in the Michigan – which offers an alternative program for offenders battling mental illness. Since its inception in 2007, the court has graduated 264 participants and carries a 97 percent success rate. Probate Court Judge Jennie E. […]