Board again considering state grant to buy Pirates Park

FLINT TWP. — A Public Hearing at the next township board meeting, March 19, will take public comment and consider a plan to apply for grant assistance from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to purchase Pirates Park, a 38.7-acre recreation center on Miller Road. Supervisor Karyn Miller said purchasing Pirate’s Park is in keeping with the township’s Master Plan […]

NFHS Foundation Provides More Than 400 AEDs to High Schools, State Associations

INDIANAPOLIS — Continuing with its focus on the health and safety of high school student-athletes, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), through the NFHS Foundation, is equipping schools with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). In an effort to ensure that every high school in NFHS member state associations is equipped with an AED, state associations were able to […]

Township set to finalize ordinance for Medical Marijuana facilities

FLINT TWP. — After a second reading at its March 19 meeting, the township board will consider adoption of its Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing ordinance. The ordinance aims to bring the township into compliance with new state laws but also to establish where and what facilities can operate in the township. It is to provide “reasonable restrictions to protect the […]

Getting it right

In our March 8 edition, we attributed a wrong photographer to the team trophy photo of the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team. The photo was taken by Todd Boone. – L.P.


EGGS-TRA, EGGS-TRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT — A large crowd of families with children turned out last weekend for the township’s first Community Easter Egg Hunt, at the park next to the police station on Norko Drive, sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with Genesee Valley Center, with support from numerous local businesses. Volunteers distributed more than […]

MCC will not compete in 2018 basketball regionals

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Men’s Basketball team will not participate in the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) regional tournament due to findings from an NJCAA eligibility audit. The team previously forfeited three games due to missing a re-certification deadline. This resulted in an eligibility audit, per NJCAA regulations. During that audit it was determined the […]

Twp. board spars over sales of tax-reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — Despite no takers at two county auctions, a house at 6184 Mapleridge Drive became the subject of a bidding battle, so to speak, at a recent township board meeting. The Western Hills home is one of 11 tax reverted properties presented to the board for disposition including sale or demolition. In a new blight control strategy, the […]

New norm raises my hackles

Sports VIEW

The new norm, as it is being coined, is a sad statement of how we are living and dealing with one another. At last count, we have read about, or watched on TV, 20-plus school threats since the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Twenty. Locally, Almont, Caro, Cass City, Kearsley, Bentley, Millington and Swartz Creek have […]

Planning Commissions approves site plans for expansion and new development

FLINT TWP. — For folks who enjoy shopping at Aldi grocery store, there is good news and sort of bad news. The good news is that store is planning a 3,300 square-foot expansion to the existing store at 4270 Corunna Road. The not so good news is that probably starting in April, the popular store will be closed for about […]

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