2017-12-21

Police accepting registration for security training




FLINT TWP. — As promised last month, township police will soon offer classes to teach people in places of worship how to improve security. In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a church in Texas and violence at other churches nationwide, security classes are being offered for a fee by the Michigan State Police. But interest is so high […]

FORD F-150 NAMED 2018 MOTOR TREND TRUCK OF THE year



Ford, America’s truck leader for 40 straight years, has bested all competitors to earn 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors for the new Ford F-150. This is the fifth win for F-150, and this award follows the all-new Ford Super Duty capturing the award in 2017. “Back-to-back wins for F-150 and Super Duty reflect what we’re also seeing […]

Social media post leads to suspected burglar’s arrest



FLINT TWP. — With a chuckle in his voice, Chief Sippert recounted recent actions by police investigators that led to the arrest of a suspect in a recent break-in at Pirates’ Park amusement park, 4175 Miller Rd. On Monday, December 11, township officers responded to a burglary complaint from the closed amusement park that has occurred some time in the […]

2017-12-21 E-Edition

In brief



Treasurer nominated to serve on KWA board FLINT TWP. — The township board has nominated Lisa Anderson, township treasurer, to serve as its representative on the Karegnondi Water Authority board which oversees water distribution of the new pipeline. Former township treasurer Marsha Binelli previously served as a member of the authority that includes representatives from the counties of Genesee, Lapeer […]

McLaren opens new corporate headquarters



GRAND BLANC — McLaren Health Care recently opened its new Corporate Headquarters in Grand Blanc, moving from a smaller office space in Flint Township to a modern, 65,000 sq. ft. facility specially designed to accommodate the health system’s expanding infrastructure. As McLaren has grown, many key system level, executive and administrative offices were spread across numerous facilities in different communities. […]

Salvation Army at 47 percent of $800,000 goal



FLINT — The Salvation Army Red Kettles are filling up at a very slow pace this year, and with Christmas Eve being on Sunday this year the impact will be even greater. Sunday is a day of rest and time to worship with family and friends so dedicated bell ringers have time at to relax and rest. Last year the […]

In brief



MCC reaches out to sister colleges in Houston after Hurricane Harvey FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea has delivered three checks totaling $9,000 to three Houstonarea community colleges that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. MCC mounted a two-month Hurricane Harvey relief campaign called “Mott Cares” campus-wide in September. The $9,000 raised by the campaign were distributed […]

Developing leaders at all levels



Every year, HR and business leaders from around the world participate in Deloitte’s survey about human capital trends. And for the last five years, these professionals have continued to cite leadership as one of their top talent challenges. This is problematic. An organization without strong leadership is like a manual car without a driver. It’s not going anywhere. In many […]

MCC Corporate Services taking training “on the road”



FLINT – Mott Community College’s (MCC) Workforce Development & Economic Development division is taking its Corporate Services training program “on the road.” Literally. The Corporate Services group will conduct a team building training exercise for John Deere Corp. in Dubuque, Iowa, for 15 engineering staff members Jan. 3-5. “This is first time we have conducted a training program out of […]


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