America the divided

I n his last public speech, American Revolutionary Patrick Henry said, “United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.” But sadly, it seems our nation has forgotten the truth of being united and daily we attack fellow citizens for holding beliefs which, while perhaps not aligned […]

2018-06-07 E-Edition

McLaren holds demonstration of MAKO robots

Dr. Seann Willson, an orthopedic surgeon from OrthoMichigan, demonstrates the new MAKO robotic system at McLaren Flint. The advanced technology assists surgeons like Willson in performing knee and hip replacements, customizing a surgical plan specific to patients’ anatomy and diagnosis. McLaren Flint, the only hospital in the area to offer the technology, hosted the demonstration last week with help from […]

GHS welcomes Dr. Wendy Ringo as new Health Center Executive Director

FLINT — Genesee Health System (GHS) has named Wendy Ringo, MD, MPH as Genesee Community Health Center’s (GCHC) new Executive Director. Ringo will also serve as Vice President of Medical Operations at GHS. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Ringo lead Genesee Community Health Center’s efforts to improve health and health equity in Genesee County,” said Dr. Sara Pendleton, GCHC […]

Faith Foundation holds open house and ribbon cutting

Faith Foundation Resources, a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Flint, hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony last week at their building at 4034 Miller Rd. in Flint. The organization’s executive director, Angela Lots (center) and her husband, Lee, who is the treasurer, welcomed friends and family to the celebration. Faith Foundation Resources offers five different programs to help “produce the […]


Saying goodbye to their grade school years, 280 Carman-Ainsworth seniors in the Class of 2018 graduated in a commencement ceremony held last week at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. “Rise Up,” by Andra Day is their Class Song and the peony is their Class Flower. Their Class Gift included the creation of a C-A Student Leadership Scholarship.

The Gift of Knowledge

The Gleason Community Fund, a Genesee County non-profit that supports organ donor awareness, presented its first $2,500 scholarship on May 29. The award was given to Emani Davis, a senior at Swartz Creek High School, who will pursue a career in nursing at Alabama State University, Davis and five other Genesee County teens entered the Gleason Community Fund’s essay contest. […]

Drain office objects to township plans to hire a sewer contractor

FLINT TWP. — A hand-delivered, certified letter from the Genesee County Drain Commissioners Office to Township Clerk Kathy Funk is challenging the township’s board to seek bids for a new contractor to maintain the sanitary sewer collection system and pump stations. County Water and Waste (GCWW), a division of the drain commission, currently maintains the system. The letter, signed by […]

In brief

Straight Ahead jazz group performing at Genesee District Library FLINT TWP. — Nothing says “summer” like the annual Straight-Ahead concert at Genesee District Library’s Headquarters branch,4195 W, Pasadena Avenue. The Grammy-nominated, Michigan-based jazz group will perform at 6 p.m. on June 12. Straight Ahead is known for strong, inventive instrumentals and vocals, and is widely recognized for an eclectic and […]

End of an era: Sears closing Genesee Valley store after nearly 50 years

FLINT TWP. — After years of closing stores due to declining profits, Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. has announced plans to shut down the Sears store at Genesee Valley Center (GV) mall, 3191 Linden Road. In the announcement last week, Sears officials said they would closing 72 stores nationwide including four Sears stores in Michigan. Sears opened at GV in May […]