2019-05-23

2019-05-23 E-Edition

Spring into Fun!

A Family Fun Fair was held May 18 at the Resurrection Reformed Church, 5225 Calkins Rd. There was a clown performing magic tricks and this young girl, Mariah Simmons, 6, of Flint took a pony ride at the event. For more from the Fun Fair, see page 15 inside.

Board approves contract with Emterra for trash and recycling



FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved a contract extension with Emterra Environmental USA to potentially lock in rates for refuse collection and recycling for the next 10 years. Dan Garman of Emterra offered the board the option of renewing its contract for any combination of time frames it chose adding up to 10 years with […]

Carman-Ainsworth disappointed in millage defeat



FLINT TWP. — Officials in the Carman-Ainsworth Community School District said they are disappointed the millage ballot proposals from May 7 didn’t receive enough votes to pass. Voters rejected a 1-mill increase in the district’s sinking fund, potentially generating $750,000 a year from 2019 to 2023; and a Headlee Amendment override not to exceed 2.1314 mills that would have generated […]

$1,000 Credit Union Scholarship Winners Announced

GRAND BLANC — The Dort Federal Credit Union Board of Directors has announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 $1,000 Student Scholarship award. The Board of Directors received more than 50 applications this year as part of the annual program. Applications were accepted from Dort Federal members who are graduating from high school in 2019 and planning to attend college in […]

Township approved for a $1.5 million grant for Pirate’s Park purchase



FLINT TWP. — The township received notification May 16 that it has been approved for a $1.5 million grant from the state for the purchase and renovation of Pirates Park. The township will receive a $1.5 million Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, part of House Bill 4244 passed by the Legislature. Flint Township Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker said […]

In brief

Freedom for Veterans run CLIO — The Freedom 4 Veterans Run four mile run and one mile family walk is 9 a.m., May 25 at the Clio Veterans Memorial Park on Railway Street in Clio. Details: Call 810-247- 3486. For registration: freedom4. enmotive.com/. — G.G. Board makes appointments to committees FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees made […]

Officer promoted to sergeant



FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday agreed to promote a township police officer to the rank of sergeant. Police Chief Kevin Salter said that one of the department’s current sergeants is eligible to retire in September, and it is vital that members of the department be afforded opportunities to develop their skills and advance in their […]

Freedom for Veterans run

CLIO — The Freedom 4 Veterans Run four mile run and one mile family walk is 9 a.m., May 25 at the Clio Veterans Memorial Park on Railway Street in Clio. Details: Call 810-247- 3486. For registration: freedom4. enmotive.com/. — G.G.

Greater Opportunities to ‘Be a Tourist in Your Home Town’


For the previous six years, the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted a daylong event to expose residents and non-residents to some of the wonderful attractions and venues we have in our community – and all for only $1. The event, called “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town,” attracted more than 1,000 patrons annually for a […]


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