2018-03-15 / News

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Flushing Fire Department looking for firefighters

FLUSHING —The Flushing Fire Department is searching for on-call firefighters. Applicants must be 18 years of age and can pick up an application at Flushing City Hall, 725 E. Main Street. Jim Michael, chief, said direct calls to the station or to Flushing City Hall. Flushing Fire Department: 810-659-1241. Flushing City Hall: 810-659-5665 — S.T.

Flushing High receives non-credible threat

FLUSHING — Flushing High School investigated a threat via online posts late Sunday evening after a text tip was left on the Raider Hotline. The threat was determined by the Flushing Township Police Department to be non-credible and students were not at risk attending school Monday, according to a press release from Superintendent Tim Stein. “All threats are taken seriously and if substantiated will result in criminal charges as well as disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion,” said Stein. — S.T.

Masonic Lodge Swiss steak dinner

FLUSHING — It’s Swiss steak dinner time! Flushing Masonic Lodge is having a Swiss steak dinner on March 18 at 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flushing Masonic Center, 349 S. Seymour Rd, Flushing. Dinner is $10 per person, take-outs are available and the public is welcome. The lodge will be accepting donations to the Flushing Christian Outreach Center, an organization serving anyone in the 48433 zip code area. The FCOC will accept food, clothing, personal care items, pet food, small household goods and cash; no furniture will be accepted. (Anything except furniture) Any items or cash donated will be delivered on March 19. — S.T.

Flushing Police Department approved for Tasers

FLUSHING — The Flushing Township Board of Trustees approved five Axon Tasers for the police department at last Thursday’s meeting – something Chief Brian Fairchild said had been in consideration for years. “It’s just been a budgetary issue,” said Fairchild. “I had to find a year we had enough money reserved to purchase them. We have always needed a less-than-lethal option.” $12,500 was set aside in the budget for the Tasers, which are already in use in the surrounding cities of Mount Morris, the City of Flushing and Montrose. Officer training will included experiencing the shock of the weapon. — S.T.

Free teen heart checks this month

GENESEE COUNTY — The Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation and Hurley Children’s Hospital are sponsoring a free Teen Heart Check at the Genesee Career Institute/Genesee Skill Center, 5081 Torrey Rd., Flint, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 24. The screenings are offered to students ages 13 – 19. Pre-registration is recommended to participate by either calling 810-262-7123 or printing a registration packet from TommysHeart.org. — S.T.

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