WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details:, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]


Township approves update of county auto theft council

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved an update to the mutual aid agreement to participate in G.A.I.N., the Genesee County auto theft control council at its Sept. 7 meeting. Police Chief George Sippert gave an overview of the agenda item, saying it was not new but only an update to agreement for G.A.I.N. The Flint Township […]

Parent offended by high school open house held on Rosh Hashanah

FLINT TWP. — A Carman-Ainsworth parent expressed his offense at the date of Carman- Ainsworth High School’s Sept. 9 open house due to the open houses occurring on Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish holiday. Harold Steinman attended the Sept. 7 Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools Board of Education meeting, saying he is a “proud Carman-Ainsworth parent, and a proud Jewish parent,” and […]

Carman-Ainsworth honors alum killed in combat

FLINT TWP. — In a moving ceremony, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools paid tribute to alum Joe Johnson at its Sept. 10 football game. Johnson, a U.S. Army Specialist who graduated from Carman-Ainsworth High School in 2004, was killed in combat in Afghanistan on June 16 at the age of 24. To memorialize their fallen soldier, the district held the special recognition […]

Local inventor creates device to make reading in bed easier, more comfortable

SWARTZ CREEK — What started as a gift for a lady friend two decades ago has morphed into a niche business endeavor for Swartz Creek resident Bruce Creed. Creed, a retired tinsmith from the V8 Engine Plant, invented the Easy Bed Reader (Patent Des. No. 287,604), a device that allows individuals to read in a relaxed, comfortable position. His invention […]

In Brief

Walk-run-sit-a-thon FRANKENMUTH — The Michigan Lyme Disease Association announces its Walk-Run-Sit-A-Thon fundraiser Sept. 18 at Heritage Park. Registration is 9 a.m., followed by the event at 10 a.m. The fundraiser ends at 1:30 p.m. The Michigan Lyme Disease Association is a 501(c)3, nonprofit allvolunteer group dedicated to raising awareness of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses through literature, support groups, […]

Golfers still have time to register for Eli Foundation Charity Golf Outing

BURTON — Community members interested in playing golfing in the Eli Foundation Charity Golf Outing still have time to register. The charity golf outing is Sept. 18 at Southmoor Golf Course, G-4312 S. Dort Hwy. The foundation needs 250 golfers for the first ever, double shot-gun start to accomplish the goal of the Eli Foundation. To realize the double, shot-gun […]

HealthPlus presents Children Health, Safety Day

FLINT TWP. — Parents looking for valuable safety tips and to have fun with their children can attend the HealthPlus Children’s Safety and Health Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the HealthPlus headquarters, 2050 S. Linden Rd. This year’s event will feature a bike rodeo for kids, which will teach kids how to ride a bike safely; a bike […]

Benefit planned to raise money for children of cancer patient

CLIO — Michelle Drinkwater-Fletcher is a fighter. Diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on Jan. 31, 2007 she has since had a double mastectomy, hysterectomy and many other treatments, only to have the cancer return six times. According to her friend, Katie Koepke, a Davison Police Department employee, each time the cancer returned, it has been much more aggressive than […]