Polar Plunge set for Saturday at Elms Park

SWARTZ CREEK — About a dozen people are expected to dress up in crazy costumes and zip across a chilly slip-and-slide Saturday at Elms Park. The event is the COVID-19 version of the annual Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Michigan. So far, 11 people have signed up to slide. Anyone interested in joining in the fun, which […]

Three charged in death of Flint Township man

FLINT TWP. — Three people are facing murder charges in the death of a Flint Township man who went missing several weeks ago. Daniel Vaughn, 34, of Flint Township was found deceased on Feb. 16 by Flint Township police on the 1700 block of Marlowe Drive in Flint. Investigators revealed that foul play was involved in Vaughn’s disappearance and have […]

County, township analyze possible roundabout locations

FLINT TWP. — Several busy intersections in Flint Township have emerged as possible candidates for a new roundabout, according to recent studies. Starting last fall, the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), along with ROWE Professional Services Company, began evaluating 3,600 intersections in the county for potential roundabout suitability. Studies conducted by ROWE and the GCMPC have gathered data on […]

MTA announces ‘Game Changing’ safety improvements!

FLINT — Mass Transportation Authority has implemented cutting edge technology with two new safe and effective systems. First, the self-loading wheelchair docking station – Quantum Wheelchair Securement System provides independence and confidence to wheelchair users while maximizing safety for all. Q’Straint is the first fully automatic rear facing mobility securement system that provides autonomy with the simple push of a […]

City plans to move ahead with some road work in 2021

BURTON — The city plans to begin several road projects throughout 2021, including work on parts of Grand Traverse, Bristol Road and Saginaw Street. City Councilman Danny Wells asked for an update on planned 2021 road projects at the council’s regular meeting Feb. 15. Charles Abbey, director of the Burton Department of Public Works, confirmed work would take place on […]

Remember When …

February is one of the sweetest months of the year with the celebration of Valentine’s Day. Making a warm pot of soup or even baked goods inside helps with these bitter cold temperatures outside. It’s a good thing Michigan has nearly 10 million acres of farmland according to “Pure Michigan” website. Sugar is one of the oldest commodities in the […]

Rotary Student of the Month: Isaac Tift

FLUSHING — Flushing High School senior Isaac Tift has been selected as the Rotary Club of Flushing’s Student of the Month for February. Tift, a member of the National Honor Society, is carrying a 3.97 GPA in his final year at FHS. He has been recently accepted to the University of Michigan-Flint, where he plans to study early education. Tift […]

The stories of those on the frontlines of the pandemic


In keeping with one of the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, which is that we all have a collective responsibility to one another, to help and heal whenever possible, especially during these current difficult times, I want you to know about Sharon Chimovitz as this week’s Hometown Hero. Sharon has been a caregiver to Joy, an 88-year-old […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO March 3, 2011 An arch marking the connection of the township’s Black Creek Nature Trail to the city’s trails in the Abernathy Regional Park is planned by a community organization now seeking donations to make the project a reality. The Davison Community Fund Advisory Committee is seeking funds to build the Davison Arch Project, an idea sparked […]

MCC students earn top honors at 2021 LAND Awards

FLINT — Seven Mott Community College (MCC) Media Arts & Entertainment and Fine Arts students are winners in the 2021 LAND Student competition. They were recognized at the 36th Annual LAND Conference Feb. 17-19. LAND (Liberal Arts Network for Development) is an organization that seeks to develop and to promote a network for strengthening the liberal arts in Michigan community […]