2020-03-12 E-Edition

‘Aunt Sally’ honored for decades of support for veterans on 90th birthday

FLINT TWP. — Sally Szigety has been helping veterans and supporting veteran programs for more than 50 years. On Saturday, March 7, more than 100 friends and family members gathered at the VFW/ AMVETS Post on Elms Road to wish Szigety a happy 90th birthday and show their appreciation for her years of service. “I couldn’t get over the amount […]

Township officials vote to raise election worker wages

FLINT TWP. — Election inspectors will receive their first wage increase in more than eight years following recent board action. The Board of Trustees adopted a 2020 election inspector wage schedule on March 2 which says chairs/co-chairs are paid $15 per hour; election inspectors, $13 per hour; absentee counting board members, $14 per hour. The rates also apply for any […]

Board opts to keep meeting time at 6 p.m.

FLINT TWP. — Despite calls by several residents to change the Board of Trustee meetings back to their original time at 7 p.m., the board voted 4-3 to keep the time at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays. The board decided to stick with the 6 p.m. time at its March 2 meeting, considering a request to return […]

Township enters into agreement with Brinks

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees voted March 2 to enter into a contract with Brinks Compusave for weekly pickup of cash at the township offices at a cost of $517 a month. Treasurer Lisa Anderson said the move is an effort to secure the township’s resources, “We know there was a robbery at the bank where we take […]

Clerk under investigation for allegedly performing an illegal marriage

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County is investigating allegations that Genesee County Clerk John Gleason performed an illegal marriage outside the county and pressured his staff to backdate the license. On Dec. 24, Gleason married a couple at Owosso Memorial Hospital in Shiawassee County, which is outside his jurisdiction. Gleason said he was approached by a leader in the local immigrant […]

In brief

Yard waste pickup begins April 2 FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said yard waste compost pickup on Thursdays will begin April 2. — G.G. Easter Eggs hunt scheduled for March 28 FLINT TWP. — The 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Flint Township Economic Development Authority will be held March 28 at 10 a.m. in […]

Congressman Kildee announces $2.1 million federal grant to promote quality, affordable health care

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI- 05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced Sterling Area Health Center will receive a federal grant to help provide quality, affordable health care to families living in rural mid-Michigan. The $2,155,191 federal grant, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Program, will help Sterling Area […]

Remembering Dr. Seuss (and all the wonderful tales he told)

For as long as I can remember, reading has always been a favorite hobby of mine. Whether it was the countless fiction adventure books I read as a kid, or the fantasy novels I devoured as a teen, or the sports magazines and action novels that I indulge in now as a young adult…reading has been a constant source of […]

Area Technicians receive Awards of Excellence from Goyette Mechanical

FLINT — Goyette Mechanical has announced its 2019 Excellence in Service Award winners. Burton resident Jake Mudge has been awarded the Curt Maser Excellence Award, Birch Run resident Brandon Moore has been awarded the George Hier Excellence Award. The Greg Monzo Excellence Award was awarded to A.J. Jenrow from Flushing, and the Donna Glann award was presented to North Branch […]