The Old Newsboys of Flint hope a warmer-than-usual morning will put people in the giving mood Friday, as the one-day newspaper sale kicked off at about 50 locations throughout Genesee County. At 28 degrees, Chris Hamilton joked about how warm it was outside with Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, Burton Mayor Paula Zelenko and Burton police Chief Tom Osterholzer as they stood on a street corner Friday morning, Dec. 12. The two mayors met Hamilton -- the Old Newsboys executive director -- as part of an annual tradition in which they are the first to donate in exchange for their special edition newspaper from the charitable organization.
Gov. Rick Snyder holds a roundtable discussion with Flint-area community leaders to discuss the need for a comprehensive plan to fix Michigan's roads. He is joined by John Daly of the Genesee Road Commission, Flint and Genesee Chamber executive vice president and COO Duane Miller, MDOT Director Kirk Steudle, Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and director of the Michigan State Police Col.
State Sen. Jim Ananich was recently honored by Michigan military leaders for his work to enhance the Great Start Readiness Program. Ananich, D-Flint, received the Star Award from Mission: Readiness-Michigan, part of a nonpartisan national security organization of more than 500 retired admirals, generals, and other retired senior military leaders calling for smart investments in America's children.
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