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Mixed Martial Arts

AUBURN HILLS — At the Impact Fight League’s St. Valentines Day Massacre professional mixed martial arts show last Friday at the Palace of Auburn Hills, five fighters on the 14- bout card had Mash Gym head instructor Don Richard in their corner, a Davison grad with a pro resume that includes facing current Ultimate Fighting Championships lightheavyweight Brandon Vera and […]

Finance workshop helps small business “Get a Grip”

FLINT — Do you feel like you need to “get a grip” on your business financials? A financial workshop designed specifically to help business owners, managers and CEO’s understand basic financial information and how to use it for effective decision making and better business performance is being offered on March 8, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Kettering University in the […]

“Frost Law” weight restrictions are in effect

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Road Commission has announced Seasonal Weight Restrictions — so-called “Frost Laws” — are in effect on Genesee County roads. This means that, with few exceptions, while these restrictions are in place, the maximum axle load allowable on concrete pavements or pavements with a concrete base are reduced by 25-percent from the normal maximum axle […]

Catering to four-legged friends

Wascha’s Creekside Kennel offers boarding, day care and grooming

SWARTZ CREEK — After leaving the insurance industry and celebrating the high school graduation of her youngest son, resident Molly Wascha was looking for a new passion in life. Wascha decided to turn her love of dogs, and people’s request to watch their dogs, into a barking business by opening Wascha’s Creekside Kennel, 7448 Van Vleet Rd., in June. The […]

News Briefs

Donna’s Donuts announces paczkis goal FLINT TWP. — To beat last year’s record of selling 770 dozen paczkis, John Gibbons, owner of Donna’s Donuts, held a press conference Feb. 16, announcing this year’s goal for paczki sales. This year, Gibbons wants to hit a personal goal of selling 1,000 dozen orders of paczkis and to achieve this goal, the store […]


Stolen car involved in hit-and-run accident FLINT TWP. — A pick-up truck reported stolen from the 2200 block of Lodge Road was recovered by Flint police officers after it had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Flint. No further information is available about the driver who abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot after the accident. The truck was […]

Cherry discusses tax delinquency at WFBA meeting

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Treasurer Deb Cherry expected to be in court this week to legally submit a list of properties with unpaid taxes. “Right now we have 6,800 going through the process.,’’ Cherry said in a talk last week to the West Flint Business Association where she described the tax delinquency and foreclosure management The three-year process begins […]

Borders files for reorganization relief under Chapter 11

Flint Township store to remain open

FLINT TWP. — On Feb. 16, Borders Group announced that it had filed for reorganization relief under Chapter 11. The nationwide chain, which began in Ann Arbor, will close four stores in Michigan. The Flint Township store, 4135 Miller Rd., will remain open. Borders will close approximately 200 stores nationwide. “It has become increasingly clear that in light of the […]

Township honors Green for 25 years of service

FLINT TWP. — With his retirement scheduled for March 31, Officer Paul Green from the Flint Township Police Department was honored with a proclamation from the Board of Trustees at its Feb. 22 meeting. Supervisor Karyn Miller read the proclamation aloud to the audience, covering various highlights of Green’s 25-year career with the department. Green most recently was assigned as […]

The Kiwanis Club of Flint to celebrate 94 years

FLINT — Exciting changes taking place in Flint and Genesee County in 1917 when the Kiwanis Club was founded included a booming population, over-crowded schools and the departure of men into the service. Recognizing the need to establish closer social and business relations and to provide service to the community, a group of business and professional men established the Kiwanis […]