Flint & Genesee was well-served by the Paycheck Protection Program, in more ways than one


When the nation’s economy virtually ground to halt as state after state shut down to control the spread of the coronavirus, the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) became a lifesaver for many businesses left in the lurch. The program, administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and which ended last month, provided forgivable loans as an incentive for small […]

Kids should be in school if district wants millage passed

On Sept. 8, 2020, the Flushing schools had been scheduled to have in-class sessions. The Flushing school board decided not to hold in class sessions after their board meeting in August. Our students have not been in class since March; however, the seniors received a diploma and all others students were advanced to the next grade. Now we are looking […]

Remember When …



Do you like to fly? Well in Genesee County there are lots of airstrips and airports. Which is your favorite? There are 14 active places in Genesee County where pilots can land a plane, did you know that? Flushing, Flint, Fenton and many others. There was a building on the corner of Maple Ave. and Saginaw Road to remind us […]

Ascension Medical Group announces the addition of four providers

GRAND BLANC — Ascension Medical Group (AMG) has announced the addition of four providers in the Mid-Michigan area. Located in healthcare practices serving the Grand Blanc, Flint and surrounding region, these physicians are offering specialized services and accepting new patients at the following office locations: Sarina Bains, MD, Endocrine Surgery 3500 Calkins Road, Flint, MI 48532 810-249-5540 Julianna Friesen, DO, […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 2010 The city council will conduct interviews with six individuals selected from 42 applicants for city manager during a special meeting, Saturday. The interviews will begin at 9 a.m., Oct. 2, in the council chambers. They are open to the public. The six applicants are Andrea Schroeder, the current city clerk; Vince Paris, the former […]

Flint Township beer distributor raises glass to female leaders

FLINT TWP. — John P. O’Sullivan Distributing toasted the success and accomplishments of the women who work throughout Michigan’s alcoholic beverage industry on American Women’s Business Day, which was Sept. 22. John P. O’Sullivan Distributing is one of a handful of female-run beer distributors in Michigan and employs more than a dozen other women. “The beer distribution industry has evolved […]

Pink Night Palooza goes virtual Oct. 1

GENESSEE COUNTY — Celebrating 12 years of raising awareness and money for those affected by breast cancer, Pink Night Palooza presented by Financial Plus Credit Union and the Hurley Foundation, returns this year on Thursday, Oct. 1. For the safety of guests and volunteers, this year’s event — hosted by Chris Swanson — is going virtual! Each Party Pack Ticket […]

Flint Township promotes detective to sergeant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Det. Phil McBride to sergeant within the Flint Township Police Department. McBride, who has served with Flint Township police since 2015, has been a detective for four years and a patrol officer for 1 ½ years. Prior to his time with Flint Township, McBride served with […]

The Basketball League introduces Flint United

FLINT — From last second buzzer beaters, to trying to make the dance cam, to the heart-wrenching losses that create rivalries to last a lifetime. These are the moments that make sports and the communities the teams represent worthwhile. Flint United is the new franchise coming to take the basketball world by storm! With this year being heavy on everyone, […]

Lions set unfortunate NFL record, “Gardy” retires and more

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Lions are off to a sweet 0-2 start. This doesn’t shock us Lions fans, does it? The Lions got absolutely shellacked by the Packers 42-20 at Lambeau this past Sunday. The Lions jumped out to a quick double digit lead, only to see that evaporate quicker than a T-Bone steak on my dinner plate. What the heck Detroit? […]