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August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Paving on schedule

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The Oakwood subdivision paving project is on schedule and set to begin in mid-September. – L.R. More...

Sign to be removed

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The county Road Commission has notified township officials that its workers will remove signs that are placed within the easement areas of private property. More...

Voter turn out

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Clerk Michael Dowler reports that 18 percent of the township’s registered voters cast ballots in the Aug. 5 primary election. The township has 5,272 registered voters. Of those, 950 voted. More...

Viewpoint

The VIEW from here

Why I write what I want in this space

I received a letter from a reader this week who said my weekly columns should “inform/educate, uplift, inspire and engage the readers.” Specifically, when I write “frivolous” columns about personalized license plates, I am mis More...

Living

Gaines Elementary offers district’s first satellite child care, readiness program

GAINES – Already known in the community for its small class sizes and high test scores, Gaines Elementary is reaching out to attract more families to their quiet, rural school environment. More...

Senior Center to host pain management workshop

SWARTZ CREEK – The Michigan State University Extension will bring the Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) for Chronic Pain Management Program to the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center in September. More...

In brief

Red/White Day More...

No more pay-to-play in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Board of Education eliminated the $75 fee for participating in sports. More...

Street lite:

Gaines gets refund, lower bills after survey

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Gaines Township taxpayers will pay a little less to light up the night from now on. The township no longer has to foot the bills for 15 lights along its borders, said Deputy Supervisor Sherry Johnson. More...

Want a slimmer Miller? Speak up at the next City Council meeting

SWARTZ CREEK – City officials are looking for citizen input before deciding whether to redesign a stretch of Miller Road. More...

Sports Update

Event on the horizon

Fees eliminated

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News

Duffield church hosts 26th fly-in

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The little whistle stop of Duffield was all abuzz Saturday when some 20 or so ultralight aircraft touched down on the grass airstrip at Duffield United Methodist Church. More...

Gaines Twp. board eyes monitoring system

GAINES TOWNSHIP – Supervisor Chuck Melki may get that security system for the township hall that he’s wanted since he was elected nearly two years ago. More...

‘Pan’ a vision

SWARTZ CREEK – Swartz Creek Center Stage showcased its young talent last weekend when they presented Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” on stage at the Performing Arts Center. More...

Sports

Metro League hosts media day

FLINT — After seeing how successful the Kensington Lakes Activities Association was last year, the Flint Metro League decided to follow suit by hosting its own media day last Thursday at Kearsley. More...

Skills camp gives kids something to work on

SWARTZ CREEK – Coaches often ask kids to get outside of their comfort zone. For Swartz Creek girls’ varsity basketball coach Adrian Trzebiatowski, that mantra goes one step further. More...

Sports Shorts

Creek athletic fees More...

Business

Giving thanks!

Brandi’s Place Child Care, 4465 Hill Road in Mundy Township, recently held its annual family picnic where the center thanked its families and members of the community who have helped out. More...

Here’s the scoop

Nicayla Shumaker was one of 10 Swartz Creek Varsity Pom members who spent their Saturday morning washing cars to raise money. More...

In brief

Consumers Energy Offering $100,000 to Support Home Run JACKSON – Consumers Energy is contributing $100,000 to support this year’s Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in Michigan, providing assistance and encouraging others to help More...

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