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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In brief

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 […]


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 […]

Security Credit Union branches gather to present donations to Operation Care Package

GENESEE COUNTY – In an effort to help support America’s troops while overseas, Security Credit Union has once again teamed up with Operation Care Package to collect items to send to the brave men and women serving in the military. Many of the items sent overseas are unavailable to the recipients unless mailed to them from home, which is the […]

Center Stage fall show offers musical blasts from the past

SWARTZ CREEK – A retrospective look at 37 years of musicals will unfold when Swartz Creek Center Stage presents “Thanks for the Memories,” its fall musical revue, Saturday and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center. The vocal talents of 23 performers of all ages, from veterans of the stage to newcomers, will spotlight songs and dances from shows like “The […]

Love lifts us up

Words have power. New-age thinkers constantly advocate that words have actual energy that can either be like bullets or seeds, based on the intent behind them. The word love is one deserving extra attention. Many songs and speeches have been written about the power of love. Here is my testimony. Back in early March this year, as I was battling […]

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McLaren welcomes podiatrists to medical staff GENESEE COUNTY — Bryant Castelein, DPM, podiatrist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Castelein is seeing patients at Fenton Foot Care, 14229 Torrey Road, Suite 1, in Fenton. Dr. Castelein completed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. He earned his medical degree from Dr. William M. Scholl […]