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August events at the library FLINT TWP. — The McCarty Library, 2071 S Graham Rd, will present Melon Magic on at 2 p.m. on August 11. Come out to meet Patrick Harrison (a.k.a., “Lord of the Gourd”) who will astound you by carving melons and other summer fruits in the most amazing way. You won’t believe the terrifying characters hiding […]

Organ donors reach 5 million mark in Michigan

STATEWIDE — More than 5 million Michigan residents now have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, making a commitment to give the gift of life, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “Every name is a beacon of hope for the more than 3,200 people in Michigan awaiting a life-changing transplant,” Johnson said. “I want to thank everyone who has […]

Walhburgers, more coming to Genesee Valley Center mall

FLINT TWP. — Last week’s surprise announcement that a Wahlburgers diner will be opening in late fall is not the only big news coming out of Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Mall officials are very close to signing a new tenant to fill the anchor space vacated in June when the Burlington store moved to Miller Road. Marketing Manager Cindy […]

Nestor, Johnston win Week Five of FJGA

LINDEN — Flint Junior golfers in the Jack Nicklaus group were out in full swing during Week Five action at Spring Meadows Country Club in Linden Monday. Flushing’s Andrew Nestor and Davison’s Kamryn Johnston recorded the low scores for the boys’ and girls’ divisions, respectively. Nestor finished with a 75 on the day while Johnston carded a 76. In a […]

Township rates A-plus audit

FLINT TWP. — Accountants from Plante-Moran gave the township an unmodified opinion, the highest level of assurance possible, for its annual audit, ending December 31,2017. Auditors Pamela Hill, Chrystal Simpson and Chris Gilbert presented highlights to the township board covering revenue and expenditures, health care and pension costs and legislative changes that impact the way the records are kept. Hill […]

MHSAA participation rises to 4-year high

EAST LANSING – While enrollment in Michigan High School Athletic Association member high schools saw another slight dip in 2017-18, participation in the 28 sports for which the MHSAA sponsors postseason tournaments rose to its highest point since 2013- 14. A total of 284,920 participants competed in MHSAA-sponsored sports this past school year, up 0.46 percent from 2016-17 – and […]

Police dog retirement approved

FLINT TWP. — Come and say goodbye to Gunner, the police dog, at the next township board meeting on August 20. On Monday, the township board approved a resolution for retirement and bill of sale transferring ownership for Gunner to retire into the care of his handler and partner Officer Neal Donovan. The township attorney reviewed and approved the documents […]

Steady Molinari wins the Open

Fat Guy Corner

The winner of the British Open on Sunday was the Italian, Francesco Molinari, who outlasted the field in what was a fabulous weekend of golf. Molinari is also Italy’s first-ever major champion. I feel as though Jordan Spieth was the favorite to win it on Sunday, as he was in front. The problem for Spieth was that he failed to […]

Township dumping rules updated

FLINT TWP. — Township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced new rules for residents who use dumping privileges at the Brent Run landfill, 8355 Vienna Road, in Montrose where they are allowed to take one load per month, free of charge. Dumping privileges are arranged through Emterra Environmental which provides the township’s weekly garbage collection and recycling services. Under the new dumping […]

2018-07-26 E-Edition