News stories to watch for in 2018

The new year provides an opportunity to look ahead at some of the topics expected to make headlines in the coming months. Here is an overview of some of the projects that are in the works and on the minds of local movers and shakers. SWARTZ CREEK In Swartz Creek, city officials have a lot of irons in the fire, […]

Senior Winter Games celebrates its 40 years

BURTON — The games are back! Registration is now open for the 2018 Senior Winter Games, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for area seniors, according to Jean Johnson, director of the Burton Senior Activity Center. “The Senior Winter Games happen during a really shut in time of year when there aren’t a lot of activities […]

Designers needed for state-wide contest

LANSING – Michigan high school, junior high, and elementary school students are encouraged to submit designs for the cover of the 2018 Michigan State of the State program contest, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today. Snyder will deliver his eighth and final State of the State address to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature in the state House Chambers on […]

Genesee County Animal Control receives Outside the Box award

GENESEE COUNTY – The Genesee County Board of Commissioners recently announced the Genesee County Animal Control has been recognized by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance for their Volunteer Training Program. The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance has seen value in the continued “out of the box” thinking being exhibited by our Animal Control Director and Staff in training and including volunteers […]

Two new police officers ready to serve citizens

FLINT TWP. —Two new police recruits were among the December 21 graduating class of the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) at Mott Community College. Jacob Wright and Terrence Chism received conditional offers of employment in August and began LERTA classes on September 5. Both had already successfully completed physical and psychological examinations, drug tests and other extensive pre-employment evaluations, […]

In brief

African American film series FLINT — Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host the third annual African American Film Series. Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. for each date. The series takes place once a month through February. Currently showing Thursday, January 11 – I Am Not Your Negro (www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com). Writer James […]

Two ordinance amendments pending at next board meeting

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments will come up for second reading and possible approval at the 7 p.m., January 8 regular meeting of the Flint Board of Trustees. One amendment has to do with minors purchasing, consuming, possessing or transporting alcohol. the other pertains to the keeping of dogs, cats and wild animals. The minor in possession amendment sets […]

It’s a major award; Bright and Whittey win

Tim Bright, holding trophy, and Jared Whittey, holding certificate, of LPL Financial, received the Genesee County Small Cities and Villages Association traveling trophy this year. The GFWC – Swartz Creek Women’s Club selected LPL on behalf of the Small Cities Association, which awards the trophy to the most festive business in town. LPL gets bragging rights and the opportunity to […]

Gaines Township couple welcomes first New Year baby

GAINES TOWNSHIP – When Braxton Michael Jay Yelinek made his debut into the world at 12:12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, he earned instant celebrity status as the first baby of 2018 born at McLaren Flint. Braxton, the son of Matt and Breanna Yelinek of Gaines Township, tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 ¼ inches from […]

Cavs sixth at Holiday Classic

MONTROSE – The Carman- Ainsworth varsity wrestling team took sixth place in the Holiday Classic Tournament in a field of 12 teams at Montrose High School last Thursday. Carman-Ainsworth went 2-2 in pool play, defeating Bay City Central 39-30 and Bendle 39-30, but lost to Montrose 42-30 and Cros-Lex 66-18. The Cavs then lost to Mt. Morris 54-15 in the […]