MCC’s Shaink receives Central Region award

FLINT — Dr. M. Richard Shaink, President of Mott Community College, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Central Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. This award is presented annually by the Washington-based Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in recognition of the nation’s top community college CEOs. The award will be presented at the ACCT Annual Community College […]

Cavaliers look to get over the win-loss hump

FLINT TWP. — This could be the year that the Carman-Ainsworth varsity tennis program finally makes it to the top of the Big Nine standings. Not looking past Flushing, the top dog in the conference from last season, the Cavs have experience and a no cut policy that coach Bob Chunn hopes will encourage more players to pick up a […]

Hurley and Kohl’s department stores team up for healthy kids

FLINT — Kohl’s Department Stores has awarded $119,445 to the Hurley Foundation for a new program: “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids.” The program’s goal is to teach children and their parents to make healthy food choices and increase their daily physical activity. This yearlong awareness campaign will feature events at the Flint Farmer’s Market, Flint Children’s Museum, two elementary schools, […]


NOW – AUGUST 25, 2010 Junior Golf Program at Washakie Golf Course, North Branch. Every Wednesday. First Session: 8:30-11:00 – For golfers with some experience – any age. Second Session: 11:00-12:30 – For golfers who have never played or have little experience. Cost: $10 per golfer. Includes: golf, golf lesson, hot dog and can of pop. SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 […]

Kupiec discusses campaign, strategy for November election

MUNDY TWP. — After winning the primary Aug. 3 in the 5th Congressional District, Republican John Kupiec is setting his sights on the November election and his Democratic opponent, Rep. Dale Kildee. When it came to the primary election, Kupiec said one of the biggest goals was to get his name out there for the public. “I’ve never run for […]

On the road with the Lions

Yes, I am a sick individual, I know. Why you ask? Because, I actually did follow through on my plans and attended the Lions preseason game in Pittsburgh last Saturday. I arrived there very early and watched up close as the Lions went through pre-game warm ups. My first observation is Calvin Johnson is one freakish and ripped athlete. Wow! […]

Bone marrow drive for Madison generates 340 potential donors

BURTON — Bethany Baptist, 2350 E. Hemphill, was a bustling place Aug. 14 when 340 people from across the county registered as potential bone marrow donors for 1-year-old Madison Lasley of Flint Township. The drive, which was overseen by Nicole Rodammer, recruiter from the Stem Cell Department of Michigan Blood, ran from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist, which is […]

Teammates battle in FJGA final

FLINT — Jake Troyer defeated Grand Blanc High teammate Billy Teer to win the championship of the Jack Nicklaus Group in Flint Junior Golf Association play Aug. 10-11 at Swartz Creek Golf Course. Chloe Lawrie of Swartz Creek won the girls’ championship with a 6-and-4 victory over Alicia Flood. Tyler Szczepanski of Fenton was the first-flight boys’ champion with a […]

Dye, Rankin and Woodland Elementaries offering YouthQuest program

FLINT TWP. — With a new academic year just around the corner, a number of schools throughout Genesee County are preparing to open the doors to children after school, thanks to a one-year, $3.1million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to the Genesee Area Focus Fund. The YouthQuest after school enrichment program, led by the Genesee Regional Chamber of […]

Burton resident wins duck calling contest

SAGINAW — Corey Sorensen of Burton was crowned champ in the masters division of the 2010 Michigan Duck and Goose Calling Championships at the 15th annual Michigan Duck Hunter’s Association Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival on Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Bay City State Recreation Area. Sorensen will report to Stuttgart, Ariz. to compete in the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest […]

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