2018-08-16

HAP names Dittrick Vice President of Actuarial and Healthcare Analytics



DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan has announced the appointment of Lillian Dittrick as vice president of Actuarial and Healthcare Analytics. In this position, she is responsible for actuarial and financial analysis, including predictive modeling and medical expense budgeting and tracking for HAP. Dittrick has more than 25 years of actuarial and analytic experience in the healthcare and financial industries. She […]

In brief



Michigan receives $10 million to integrate primary and behavioral health LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently received up to $10 million in grant funds from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to promote integration of primary and behavioral healthcare. The program will improve access to and quality of care to […]

Down on the Farm



For much of my life, I’ve had the privilege of living on a family farm. More specifically, a 10-acre spread tucked away in the countryside of Lapeer County. Down on the Gagnon farm, my folks and I have raised miniature horses, chickens and a tribe of barn cats. We’ve also tended to a large vegetable garden and, at times, an […]

Coast Guard officer makes surprise homecoming to Flushing




FLUSHING — After several months out at sea, coast guardsman Mason Herr made an unexpected return home on Sunday. Herr, a Petty Officer Third Class in the United States Coast Guard, surprised his family and friends by appearing during the morning service at the Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene. The Flushing native was greeted with hugs from his parents […]

‘The Folks of Flint’ grand reveal August 23rd



FLINT — The Folks of Flint, A Tribute will be hanging at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint until early October. The 58-portrait exhibition portrays the people beyond the national headlines, the heroic faces of men, women and children who have shaped Flint’s past and reflect its future. A grand reveal and VIP event on Aug. 23 will include portrait-sitters, […]

In brief



Back to the Bricks GENESEE COUNTY — The Al Bourdeau Insurance Agency hosts miles of fun at the 14th annual Back to the Bricks – Car Cruise on Saginaw St. in Downtown Flint, Aug. 18th from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. The downtown tent features games and fun for the kids and giveaways throughout the whole day! Make sure to […]

United Way of Genesee County 2018 Campaign in high gear to help residents



FLINT — Officials with the United Way of Genesee County kicked off the 2018 annual campaign at the Flint Farmer’s Market last Tuesday with an emphasis on expanding workplace giving throughout Genesee and Shiawassee Counties and help more than 85,000 men, women and children. United Way officials are hoping to raise and leverage funds to support programs in Genesee & […]

Annual Lapeer golf Tune-Up returns tomorrow




LAPEER – Tomorrow marks the return of the annual Lapeer girls’ golf Tune-Up, held at Lapeer Country Club. A total of 14 teams will compete in, what will be for many of the them, their first match of the season. Joining host Lapeer in this season’s Tune-Up are Birmingham Seaholm, Brandon, Cranbrook, Flushing, Goodrich, Lake Orion, Lutheran North, Oxford, Rochester, […]

Flint Township celebrates 35th Annual National Night Out




FLINT TWP. — Since the early 2000s, the Flint Township Police Department has invited the public to join it every August for National Night Out. Last Wednesday, hundreds of residents flocked to the FTPD post on 5200 Norko Dr. in Flint to mingle with law enforcement and partake in this year’s festivities, which included police dog demonstrations, a dunk tank […]

Ally Challenge announces early commits



GRAND BLANC – The Ally Challenge Tournament officials announced Aug. 9 that World Golf Hall of Fame member and four-time Charles Schwab Cup Champion Bernhard Langer has committed to play in the inaugural The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, scheduled for September 10 – 16 at historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. The tournament has also received commitments from […]