2020-05-21

Flint Township police continue social distancing measures



FLINT TWP. — As the state’s stay at home order resumes, the Flint Township Police Department is continuing to take proactive measures to ensure the safety of its officers and the public. Since mid-March, the police department has kept its building and lobby closed to the public and has been limiting contact between officers and residents as much as possible. […]

Township police arrest March murder suspect

FLINT TWP. — A Flint man is in custody for allegedly killing a Flint Township resident in March. On May 11, Flint Township police and members of the Michigan State Police Fugitive team arrested Edvin Pendleton Mitchner, a 30-year-old Flint resident. Mitchner is accused of shooting a 33-year-old Flint Township man to death inside his home on the 3400 block […]

Cap and gown pick-up for Carman- Ainsworth seniors to be held today

FLINT TWP. — Seniors who are graduating from Carman-Ainsworth High School have been invited to receive their commencement caps and gowns today at the high school during a drivethru pick-up. To conduct the pick-up in an orderly fashion, Carman- Ainsworth is expecting seniors to arrive at designated times according to their last names: A-G, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; H-M, […]

School board to consider budget cuts in wake of COVID-19 economic impact



SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education is preparing to respond to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Obviously, we know we’ve shut down almost all sectors of our economy until recently,” said Superintendent Ben Mainka. “A byproduct of those situations is we are going to see a reduction in state revenue, most definitely.” The […]

SCCS officials take three-part approach to planning for next school year



SWARTZ CREEK — Faced with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of local educators is working out a three-pronged plan for getting the 2020-21 school year up and running in August. About 20 teachers, administrators and support staff comprise the Education 2020 Task Force that is mapping out details for worst-, middle- and best-case scenarios, said Board of […]

Senior baseball players recognized after cancelled season

SWARTZ CREEK — To try and take some of the sting out of losing their final high school baseball season, the Swartz Creek Baseball Coaching staff had a Senior Day for the four Varsity seniors (Riley Anderson, Drew Atherton, Brian Patterson, Noah Wiles) and their parents. To show their appreciation and honor each player, the coaches caravanned to each senior’s […]

New COVID-19 testing site opens in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — COVID-19 tests are now available in Flint Township, following the opening of a new site at the Walmart on Corunna Road. Quest Diagnostics, in partnership with Walmart, will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of the Walmart store on 4313 Corunna Road. The site will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 […]

Some words and phrases we can retire after quarantine

The VIEW from here

I’m not sure what day it is today, maybe Maypril 33rd, I don’t know. I’ve lost track after Day twenty-something of the stay-at-home order. I’ve been fully equipped to work from home so my days, nights and weekends just sort of blend together after a while. Seriously…and it is a very serious subject…as we weather out the pandemic by staying […]

Governor needs to be accountable

Hurrah for Tina Furnass and her letter to the editor in the May 14 View. If I could expand on her explanation of the death rate in Michigan as ‘defined’ by our Governor, I would like to have defined the number of Michigan deaths in nursing homes where our Governor placed COVID positive patients without adequate PPE and training to […]

Don’t Let Them Steal Your Freedom:

I am resounding to “Rights Cannot Be Infringed Upon” recently featured in your Op/ed page. I also want Americans to wake up before it’s too late. In my opinion “God Given” rights are pretty much limited to free will and free thoughts. The rest of our rights are normally granted and outlined by the Constitution and by law makers at […]