Local woman making a name for herself in Music City

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creekarea native Jessie Jordan, also known as Jordan Hallmark, became a local celebrity when she won the Michigan Idol singing contest in 2015, and now she’s taking her show on the road. Jordan has relocated to Nashville, also known as Music City, where she’s hitting the performance circuit, honing her skills and attracting the attention of […]

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Getting it right A photo cutline in the March 22 edition should have identified Spencer Ruegsegger as the general manager of Blackstone’s restaurant in Flint. — G.G. Water rate increase coming FLINT TWP. — Effective for water bills issued after April 2, water rates will increase by $1 to $50 per month, depending on meter size. The increase affects only […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber send positive message at meeting

GENESEE COUNTY — The economic momentum for Flint and Genesee County has taken hold. That was the overriding message from Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce 2018 Annual Meeting, “Building the Future,” held today at the Holiday Inn Flint-Grand Blanc Area. “Our strategy is working,” said Chamber CEO Tim Herman, to the more than 400 assembled guests. “While the type […]

MCC hosts career fair April 3

FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) annual Human Services Career and Information Fair featuring Criminal Justice, Social Work and Early Childhood Education, will be April 3 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Ballenger Field house on the main campus in Flint. This event is free and open to the public. For those interested in careers in the high–demand Criminal Justice field, […]

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Hurley Honored for Innovations in Paperless Clinical Environment FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has just been honored for its status as a Stage 7 healthcare system by HIMSS Analytics. HIMSS Analytics uses eight stages (0-7) to measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment where paper charts […]

Hagerman Foundation continues catalyzing $75K investment

FLINT – Thanks to the ongoing generosity of The Hagerman Foundation, Flint youth are experiencing life-changing experiences that include mentoring, lifeskills and spiritual development. The Hagerman Foundation has provided $75,000 to Young Life of Genesee County to support ongoing program expansion for the 1,100 students in Flint high schools. Young Life in Genesee County is approaching its 54th year, 16 […]

Congressman Dan Kildee announces Congressional Art Competition

Winner Will Have Their Artwork on Display in U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee announced on March 21 that the 2018 Congressional Art Competition has begun, encouraging all high school students (grades 9-12) who live in the Fifth Congressional District, which includes Flint Township, to submit artwork for the competition. “I am happy to announce this year’s Congressional Art Competition in Michigan’s Fifth District. The competition is a great […]

Honoring Hunger Heroes

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hosted their 2018 Partner Recognition lunch on March 21 honoring area partners, including media, farms, retail stores, companies – both big and small —and Hunger Heroes. Winners included: Amy Wright, Individual Volunteer Hunger Hero; GM Flint Tool & Die, Group Volunteer Hunger Hero; What Lies Beyond Jeep Club, Small Group and Organization Hunger Hero; […]

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Robotics team seeking donations FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics still need public support to help pay for their trip to the World Competition next month in Louisville, KY. For the second year in a row, the team is in Middle School State Champions in VEX Robotics and two of only six teams from […]

Alumni Hockey back for eighth year

LAPEER – For the eighth consecutive year, the annual Mid-Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament returns to the ice on April 27-29. The majority of the games will be held at Lapeer’s Polar Palace, but there will also be some overflow games slated at Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton. Last year, the tournament saw itself grow by adding another division and […]