Feeling the Force

Davison man works on cast and crew of Star Wars fan film

DAVISON TWP. – Mike Millinkov wears many hats, including magician and drone pilot, but now he can say he’s fought in the Galactic War against the evil Empire. Millinkov spent several weeks recently helping with aerial photography, using his drone, for a fan-made Star Wars film being made in mid-Michigan. An avid Star Wars fan himself, Millinkov said he also […]


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In brief

Pizza Challenge 5K Run & Walk & Lil’ Pepperoni quarter mile FLINT — A 5k run & hosted by Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop will be held Aug. 9 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Flint YMCA, 411 E. 3rd Street to benefit the Flint YMCA and the Riverbend Striders running Club. The race includes free pizza following the […]

Health fair

Health Alliance Plan held its Summer Health and Fun Fair, Aug. 4 at the HAP building, 2050 S. Linden Rd. There were fire trucks, ambulances and police vehicles, as well as a petting zoo, games, face painting and other fun activities. Children were also able to receive vaccinations just prior to the start of the new school year. Pictured: Hunter […]

County investigating possible hack of emergency siren system

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County 9-1-1 Authority, Emergency Weather/Civil Warning Sirens have been suspiciously compromised, according to a spokesperson. The Genesee County 9-1-1 Authority and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management are investigating the cause of activations to our current Emergency Siren Alert System. We are working with local, state and federal agencies to resolve the concerns […]

Duvendeck, Cherry move on to general election

GENESEE COUNTY — Patrick Duvendeck (R-Flushing) will face John Cherry (D-Flint) for the State House of Representative seat in the 49th District, this November. Cherry, 33, received 4,869 votes in the primary election against fellow Dems LaShaya Darisaw, 946 votes, Justin Dickerson, 191, Jacky King, 1,002, Dayne Walling, 3,200, and Don Wright, 287. Duvendeck was unopposed in the primary race. […]

McLaren welcomes vascular surgeon to medical staff

FLINT — Alison Kinning, MD, vascular surgeon, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Kinning is seeing patients at Michigan Vascular Center, 5020 West Bristol Road in Flint. Kinning completed her residency at TriHealth Good Samaritan in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten. Kinning is […]

Two millage renewals pass, Arts millage close call

GENESEE COUNTY — As of an hour after polls closing, the Mass Transportation Authority millage renewal appears to be likely to pass with Yes votes counted at 52,795 and No votes at 23,584. This will extend a 0.40 mills tax levy for another five years from January 1 2019 through Dec. 31, 2023 and amounts to 40 cents per $1,000 […]

Flint Junior golfers close out season

SWARTZ CREEK – The second round of the Flint Junior Golf Association’s (FJGA) Match Play tournament was held at Swartz Creek Golf Course Tuesday, as the top-four qualifiers in each flight from Monday’s opening round were pitted against one another. The winners moved on to play in Wednesday’s final round, held well after we went to press. In the girls’ […]

In brief

August Networking Luncheon: FLUSHING — The next Flushing Chamber of Commerce networking event is a luncheon scheduled for Aug. 22 at noon. The event will be hosted at Riverview Park, Pavilion #2 on 230 S. Cherry St. in Flushing. RSVP: Susan@flushingchamber.com. — B.G. Raider Rally is Aug. 21 FLUSHING — Come out and get to know the community at the […]