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 […]

Atlanta Police holding stabbing suspect

GENESEE COUNTY — Authorities in Atlanta are holding a man in custody presumed to be the attacker responsible for 18 stabbing incidents, including 14 incidents and five homicides in and around the Flint area, three victims in Leesburg, Va., and one in Toledo, Ohio. Elias Abuelazam, 33, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 10 p.m. […]

Tall Pine Council hosts shooting fundraiser

METAMORA — In an effort to support the field sports and special programs at their camps, the Boy Scouts of America’s Tall Pine Council hosted its 14th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament at Hunters Creek Club last Friday, a move that helped support more than 6,500 youths in Lapeer, Genesee and Shiawassee counties. “We’re fundraising here, trying to make some money. […]