2019-09-12 E-Edition

Volunteers clean-up gravestones at Cronk Cemetery

FLINT TWP. — Gravestones and monuments that have sat for decades in Flint Township’s Cronk Cemetery are getting some tender loving care from a pair of volunteers. Jean Herta, a math teacher at Saginaw High School, and Karen Barnes, director of benefits for Flint Township, have volunteered to take on the project of cleaning the gravestones and monuments for the […]

Fire at CAHS extinguished by sprinklers

FLINT TWP. — A sprinkler system extinguished a fire in the maintenance office at Carman-Ainsworth High School Tuesday night. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley said the Flint Township Fire Department was alerted to a sprinkler activation at about 10:41 p.m. inside the building at 1300 N. Linden Road. The sprinkler set off a water flow alarm at the department. Burkley […]

Peckham opens new facility in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — A new manufacturing facility in Flint Township is creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. Peckham Inc. held an open house Sept. 5 at its Flint Township location at 3080 S. Linden Road. The renovated facility was a former furniture store and now has more than 33,000 square feet of manufacturing space. It also includes more than […]

Peace Presbyterian Church celebrates 100 years

FLINT TWP. — For five Sundays, through Oct. 6, Peace Presbyterian Church will be celebrating its first century while looking forward to the second. The celebration will culminate on the final Sunday with an anniversary dinner and a special afternoon service full of stories of the past, special music, and even some prayers in German. Peace Presbyterian Church, originally called […]

In brief

Funk earns clerk certification FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk has earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk, awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Inc. IIMC grants the CMC designation only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding education requirements; and who have a record of significant contributions to their local government, their community and state. […]

Community turns out for grand re-opening at Sharp Funeral Home

SWARTZ CREEK — Sharp Funeral Home, a landmark in Swartz Creek and Genesee County, has risen from the ashes and has returned to serving the community with the dignity and honor for which they have long been known. The Miller Road Chapel location suffered a devastating fire on May 16, 2018. At the time, Roger L. Sharp, founder and CEO, […]

New report reveals positive impact of Hurley Medical Center on economy

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is making a significant impact on Flint and Genesee County through efforts designed to improve the overall health, wellness and quality of life for local residents. Hurley has served more than 2,000 food insecure patients in the past two years through its Food FARMacy, its Diabetes Prevention Program is at various community locations, Camp Move […]

Family-friendly “Illuminate” Event coming Sept. 21

FLINT — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Genesee County will host its 2nd Annual Illuminate Community Event on Sept. 21, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the downtown Flint Flat lot, at the corner of Saginaw and Kearsley Streets. During the family-friendly event, Barb Smith from the Suicide Resource & Response Network will be the Keynote Speaker. Barb is […]

In brief

TeenQuest enrollment is open for fall FLINT — TeenQuest – a pre-employment and leadership training program that prepares young people for success in the 21st-century workplace – has released its 2019-20 schedule. The first session will be held Sept. 16 to Oct. 17 and is open to all high school students ages 14-19 in Genesee County. TeenQuest is held four […]