The township commercial district took a double hit from the March 15 announcement that Toys R Us, 3250 S Linden Rd. and Babies R Us, 3274 S. Linden Road are permanently closing. The two big box stores are located one door apart with high visibility, directly across the street from Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, which also will soon lose […]

In brief

Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its first Organ Donation Essay Contest. Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of […]

Spring Home and Garden Show is this weekend

BURTON — The Spring Home and Garden Show, coming to the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center this Saturday and Sunday, is sure to have something for everybody. Local companies and dozens of experts will be on hand to share ideas and advice to help with area residents’ home improvement projects. Home improvement professionals and lawn and garden experts will […]

FIA hosts Red Hot Grand Opening April 21

FLINT — As the unveiling of its new spaces nears, the Flint Institute of Arts is red hot with anticipation. The FIA Community Weekend begins on April 21, at 10:30 a.m. and continues through April 22. With major funding for the construction of the Contemporary Craft Wing and the multi-purpose, state-of-theart glass arena provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, […]

Medical marijuana ordinance delayed again

FLINT TWP. — The growth of the medical marijuana industry in Flint Township has hit a snag. For the second time, the township board voted to delay approval of a medical marijuana licensing facilities ordinance that spells out rules for state-authorized businesses to operate in the township. The proposed ordinance was up for second reading and adoption after being postponed […]

Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute offers free breast screenings

GENESEE COUNTY – Women and men of all ages are welcome to take advantage of a free breast cancer screening, Tuesday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, located at 302 Kensington Avenue in Flint. The exam is performed by a physician. If the physician determines a mammogram is needed, it will be scheduled and also offered […]

Optimist Club of Downtown Flint announces ‘Officer of the Year’ awardees

MUNDY TWP. — Seven area police officers, a Michigan National Guardsman, and a Flint City Police K9 unit member will be recognized by the Optimist Club of Downtown Flint at the annual “Respect for Law” ceremony and luncheon, at noon on Tuesday, April 17 at the Genesee Career Institute Conference Center, 5081 Torrey Road. The event honors deserving officers who […]


3-28-18 at Clio CARMAN-AINSWORTH 2, CLIO 6 No. 1 Katie Speaks defeated by ClioNo. 2 Mary Dollinger defeated by ClioNo. 3 Aniya Harmon defeated Clio No. 4 Rachel Kuczera defeated Clio * No. 1 and 2 each played three sets, lasting 2 hours, 45 minutes. Doubles won just one game total against Clio. – L.P.

Fire chief presents annual report

FLINT TWP. — Only one person died in a fire last year in Flint Township, caused by careless smoking, according to the 2017 Annual Report from Fire Chief Tom Stadler. Township firefighters responded to 778 incidents last year, averaging 65 per month, 15 a week and two per day. March was the busiest month with 96 runs, followed by 70 […]


The Cavaliers lost to Flushing 14-5 at home last Wednesday. No stats or details were reported to meet press deadlines. — J.O.