Fire bell

FLINT TWP. –Fueled by coffee, hot chocolate, holiday music and good cheer, 26 active firefighters assisted by police officers, rang the bell and manned the Salvation Army Kettle from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the Walmart store on Corunna Road, according to a report from Fire Chief Thomas Stadler. Enduring blustery conditions all day, the volunteer group […]

The Whiting offering many exciting shows

FLINT – Join The Whiting for Flint’s finest tradition as it celebrates and rings in The New Year with style, Dec. 31. The evening will include a three course dinner catered by Andiamo, dancing and live music by The Cliff Monear Group, featuring Mr. “Sounds of Sinatra” Mark Randisi, and The Motor City Horns, as well as a roaring big […]

MCC student leadership society inducts 50

FLINT – The Mott Community College (MCC) chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), inducted 50 new members for the Fall Semester, and awarded three National Engaged Leaders recognitions and three Excellence in Teaching awards, Dec. 9. The ceremony was the culmination of a years’ worth of work. Sigma Alpha Pi is for students with […]

In brief

New Year’s party at the Senior Center FLINT TWP. — A free New Year’s Eve Afternoon Gala is being planned from 1-3 p.m., on Friday, December 29, at the Senior Citizens Center, 2071 Graham Road. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and music provided by the Fairlanes & DeVilles. Attendance is limited to 100 people. To reserve your seat, call 810-732-6290. […]

Looking back at 2017

FLINT TWP. — Two evacuations at Bishop International Airport topped the list of headlines in 2017. Other major news included an ongoing effort to change the township’s name, major steps made in economic development, technology upgrades, a new water source and a championship season for Carman-Ainsworth robotics teams. Events at Bishop Airport included a bomb scare and a terrorist attack- […]

Cavs tame Dragons

SWARTZ CREEK – The Cavaliers dominated Swartz Creek last Thursday night, winning 85-52. No stats were reported before we went to press. Carman-Ainsworth, 3-1, is off until after the holiday when it travels to Saginaw Heritage on Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. — J.O.

Expansion approved for animal shelter

FLINT TWP. — The New Year will bring better accommodations for homeless dogs and cats. Cat condos, larger kennels and dog runs are among renovations being planned in an expansion of the Genesee Animal Control Shelter, 4351 W. Pasadena Avenue. The Planning Commission has approved a site plan that calls for a 11,060 square-foot building expansion. “The renovations will significantly […]

Cavs wrestle in Holiday Classic tonight

BAY CITY—The Carman-Ainsworth wrestling team competed in a quad-meet with Lapeer, Midland and host Bay City Western last Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Cavaliers were defeated by Midland 59-24, but no other scores or stats were recorded for Carman- Ainsworth’s other head-to-head matches. The Cavs wrestle again tonight against Alma, Midland Dow and Montrose in the Holiday Classic Tournament at Montrose […]

Township water now provided by KWA

FLINT TWP. – As of December 15, water from the new Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline began flowing into the township, according to a press announcement from the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office. Flint Township is one of seven communities in the southern portion of Genesee County now served by KWA via a new state-of-the-art treatment plant. Other communities also […]

Same old Lions – just good enought to mess up draft

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Lions provided a sweet road loss to the lousy Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. The performance so predictable by the “Liedowns” and I told you last week it would happen. The fact that they lost to a lame duck Bengals team is horrendous. Let’s also realize the Saints defeated the Falcons and Detroit had still had playoff life with […]

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