Township accepts 50/50 funds from Grand Blanc Twp.

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept $13,790 in 50/50 funds from Grand Blanc Township for its upcoming Dye Road project. Supervisor Karyn Miller brought the issue to the board, saying Grand Blanc Township would not be able to use the funds by Oct. 1, allowing Flint Township to use them. The funds from Grand […]

Jr. Generals roughed up by Junior Penguins

GAINES — The Flint Junior Generals dropped a pair of home games to the Pittsburgh Junior Penguins last weekend, losing, 10-2 Saturday night and 9-4 Sunday at Iceland Arenas. Pittsburgh jumped on Flint in the first period of the first game, scoring five goals while outshooting the Generals, 28-7, in the period. The Penguins made it 7-0 in the second […]

Cavaliers fall to Big Nine foe Flushing

FLUSHING — In a matter of three days, the Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team traveled to Flushing twice. Last Thursday, the team faced the Raiders in the conference opener, losing, 14-25, 25-22, 14-25, 17-25. Kamrin Gold led the way with another triple double, totaling 15 digs, 18 assists and 12 kills. Kylie Schneider had 18 kills, while Brandi Rimmer added 10 kills […]

Little Giant squashes Irish

Fat Guy’s Corner

I want to start with college football from last Saturday night. The Spartans and Irish hooked up in an epic classic. Actually, make that an instant classic battle. It was a fighter’s match and each team took turns throwing punches and each team picked itself up off the mat and responded. This football game had me on the edge of […]


CROSS COUNTRY 9-16-10 26th Chesaning Invitational Boys 47. Desmond Miller 18:29.3 87. Jerry Stubblefield 19:53.5 95. Alec Neilson 20:15.6 Girls 5. Lauren Foote 20:13.3 51. Dana Cardinal 22:10.7 75. Markia Savage 23:17.8 81. Valencia Lynch 23:46.4 129. Rani Richardson 27:44.5 132. Cassandra Pelkey 28:21.3 133. Kendra Talley 28:37.5 — M.S. SWIMMIMG 9-21-10 Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing 81, Holly 104 200 medley relay 2. […]

Youth, disabled vets to enjoy special hunts


STATEWIDE – One season down, several to go, as the state’s early antlerless firearm season ended on Sept. 19. However, Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 24, youth ages 10-16 are allowed to hunt antlerless deer only in Deer Management Units 486 (southeastern Michigan) and 041 (Kent County). The bag limit is one antlerless deer per antlerless license. Deer Management […]


SEPT. 10-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Upper Peninsula and North Baldwin BMU. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. SEPT. 15-NOV. 14 Fall wild turkey hunting season for permit holders. SEPT. 17-OCT. 26 Bear hunting season in Lower Peninsula. Consult DNRE guide for specifics. SEPT. 25-26 Youth and Disabled Veterans deer hunting season. OCT. 1 Recreation Passport available to MIchigan residents […]

Letters to the editor

Baker College electronic technology program granted accreditation FLINT — The Baker College of Flint associate degree program in electronic technology has been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education. […]

Random thoughts and observations

The VIEW from here

Trying to sit down and compose my column this week, I found myself overwhelmed with all that has happened in the past week. Life, job and the world around me have all sort of run together recently. Here’s a look at my jumble of thoughts: • I was told this week by a reader I shouldn’t call a dismissed public […]

Remembering Crapo Farm

Community set to celebrate sesquicentennial of Swartz Creek icon

SWARTZ CREEK — If it wasn’t for his great grandson’s love of trains, Bill Morgan might not have recalled the founding of Crapo Farm. But on July 30, Morgan’s great grandson was visiting him for his 76th birthday and wanted to see a train. As any grandfather would do, Morgan obliged but the trip turned into something more than just […]