Solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day and shortest night of the year arrives June 21. The dawn’s early light will begin at 6:07 a.m. Some of the most colorful sunsets also occur around solstice time. And don’t forget to check out your shadow at noon when you will cast the shortest shadow thanks to the solstice. […]

From biggest to smallest, league changes aplenty coming in 2018-19

AREAWIDE – Conference changes within the area have been going on for several years now and this coming school year will be no different. Leagues fall apart, leagues emerge, teams move on to a more beneficial situation and teams literally get voted out of their league. Announced last summer, a new league will emerge this fall known as the Mid-Michigan […]

Get ready to choose next Michigan governor

FLINT TWP. — The deadline to register to vote in the August 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election is Monday, July 9, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Voters will select candidates for the next Michigan governor. Nine candidates including Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians are listed on the ballot. For a list of candidates, visit: vote.michigan.gov Township Clerk Kathy Funk has posted voting information […]

Flint’s Oulahen on coaching staff of Under-18 Team Canada

CALGARY – Flint Firebirds’ head coach Ryan Oulahen will now have yet another accolade to add to his resume. Oulahen, a former Detroit Red Wings’ prospect, will be a member of the Canadian National Summer Under-18 Team’s coaching staff. The U-18 team will compete in the Hlikna Gretzky Cup from Aug. 6-11 in Edmonton and Red Deer. Giles Bouchard will […]

Planning Commission postpones marijuana decision until December

FLINT TWP. — The Planning Commission has decided to table until the end of the year a medical marijuana licensing facilities ordinance amendment that would allow specified medical marijuana businesses to operate in Flint Township . After months of deliberation, the township board last month referred the ordinance to the Planning Commission for review and a recommendation. The ordinance would […]

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back Opens

The PGA Tour U.S Open and the Shinnecock Hills golf course provided excitement– and frustration–for all the PGA golfers this past weekend. The man in the end was Brooks Koepka, who became just the seventh player to win back-toback U.S. Opens. The last time that was done, was 1988-89 by Curtis Strange. The fact Brooks was seven over par after […]

Property tax deadline changes

FLINT TWP. — Effective with the summer tax billing, a postmark will no longer be used as the receipt date for property taxes, as approved by the township board. Township Treasurer Lisa Anderson requested the change, citing problems with recordkeeping and banking. “For the past three tax seasons, we have experienced more difficulty from banks with the lack of postmarks […]


With the arrival of summer, cruise season is officially here. It’s time to get those collector cars out of storage and ready for a summer of fun. The 9th Annual Back to the Bricks Promo Tour kicked off on June 8 and organizers were pleased to announce a record number of vehicles and participants this year, including nearly 100 cruisers […]

K9 Officer Jax goes to school

FLINT TWP. — K9 Jax and his handler, Officer Barry Wascher, visited with Carman-Ainsworth High School marketing students on Monday, June 11 to demonstrate skills a police dog must possess on duty. C-A teacher and Flint Township Trustee Tom Klee invited Jax and Officer Wascher to his classroom not only as a learning experience but also to thank the students. […]

Relay for Life this weekend at Dort Federal Event Center

FLINT – On June 23-24 participants from across Genesee County will join together for Relay For Life of Genesee County  at the Dort Federal Event Center to Join the Magic of Relay and help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. Highlights of the 24 hour event include the Survivor Celebration at […]