Chief commends Collins over Gumby incident

FLINT TWP. — Chief of Police George Sippert publicly commended Melissa Collins, a communications operator at the Flint Township Police Department, for her ability to track down the suspect in an incident last Friday night regarding a man dressed as Gumby. At the Oct. 18 Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting, Sippert told the board and audience about the incident […]

Sports Shorts

Swim, gym night FLINT TWP. — Kids ages 7-11 are invited to Carman-Ainsworth High School 6:30- 9 p.m. Oct. 29 for a swim and gym night. The event features a variety of activities including swimming, basketball, kickball, board games, crafts, music, socializing and pizza. The event is just for kids; all students must be checked in and out by a […]


WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel food orders taken at Covenant Word of Life Church, 5058 Lapeer Rd., Burton, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Details: www.cwolchurch.com, Kim Rodden at 810- 280-0438 or krodden@kettering.edu or Phyllis Cook at 810- 715-3857. Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and […]

FYT hosts ‘Meet the Playwright’ following performance

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre will host Beyond a Child playwright, Moses Goldberg, Friday evening with a reception to be held in his honor following a performance of FYT’s production of Beyond a Child 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at FYT, 1220 E. Kearsley St. Patrons attending Friday evening’s performance or any performance of Beyond a Child are invited to attend. […]

Diggin’ the Pink

Sports VIEW

National news shows have had some commentators pondering if all the pink, red, purple and other colors that represent health awareness campaigns are just too overused nowadays. I say absolutely not. October brings out the pink on every athletic field, including the NFL gridiron. Pink hand towels, mouth guards, whistles, football cleats and uniforms have been a visual reminder that […]


EVERY TUESDAY Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday at Growth and Opportunity, 525 S. Court St., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Cheryl, 810-664-9424.

Township meeting moved due to Election Day

FLINT TWP. — Due to Election Day on Nov. 2, the Flint Township Board of Trustees has rescheduled its first meeting in November to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 in the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. The change was made at the board’s Oct. 18 meeting by Supervisor Karyn Miller. Miller said the township hall would be set up […]

Jr. Generals win first home game in month

The Flint Junior Generals split two games last weekend, losing, 4-2, at Toledo on Saturday night, then beating Battle Creek, 2-1, on Sunday in their first home game in four weeks. At Toledo, the Generals battled back from a 2-0 deficit to tie it, 2-2, on second period goals by Warren Carter at 11:28 and Maxwell Taylor at 16:05. But […]


MONDAYS Greater Davison Area Toastmasters Club meetings at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’ s Presbyterian Church on Davison Road. Details: Ryan Edwards, 810-653-0723 or Neicy Kowalczyk‚ (810) 877- 8474. Sweet Adelines rehearsals from 7-10 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. Details: 810-742-0977 or www.songofthelakes.webs.com. SECOND MONDAY Thumb Area Chapter of Compassionate Friends meets at 7 p.m. […]

U.S. House of Representatives 5th District

John Kupiec Republican Age: 53 Residence: Grand Blanc Family: Married for 29 years to wife, Kelly with three adult, college educated children. Education: Graduate of Ferris State University 1980, B.S. Automotive and Heavy Equipment Technology Profession: (current or retired) Owner of Canadian American Corporation, Leap Frog Digital Media Complex, Kupiec Farm, and six Subway Restaurants Political experience: None Community service: […]