Financial Plus Federal Credit Union One among nation’s strongest

FLINT — Flint-based Financial Plus Federal Credit Union has earned the highest rating for strength and stability from Bauer Financial, Inc., the nation’s credit union rating firm. Earning Bauer’s coveted 5-Star Superior rating indicates Financial Plus Federal Credit Union is one of the strongest credit unions in the country excelling in such areas as capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and […]


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 11:15 a.m. […]

Pheasants Forever Chapter gives back to local kids

OTISVILLE — The Lapeer Chapter of Pheasants Forever took advantage of a cold, snowy day to teach another group of youngsters from the Salvation Army Youth Group all about pheasant hunting, how to clean the birds, and the safety rules for gamebird hunting last Saturday. Lapeer County Pheasants Forever held its winter 2011 Youth Hunt at Game Bird Farms in […]

Stone retires from police department after 25 years

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of serving as a police officer for Flint Township, Sgt. David Stone was honored for his service at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees. Stone, who was joined by his wife Sheila, daughter Amanda Wedding and grandson Dominick Wedding, received a proclamation by township officials for his retirement, along […]

Long life, less frills

The VIEW from here

I have a new personal hero. His name is Leonard McCracken. Leonard is 107 years old, was married 75 years to the same woman and has survived, raised kids and lived a pretty modest, but decent, life on no more than $10,000 a year. When I read this story on the Internet the other day I was intrigued by this […]


FRIDAY, JAN. 7 Free computer basics class, 11 a.m., at the Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. Details: 810- 230-9613. Free e-mail basics class, 1 p.m., at the Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. Details: 810-230-9613. Free introduction to Facebook class, 3 p.m., at the Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. […]

Flint Township trustees approve contract with GDL

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract with the Genesee District Library (GDL) regarding the McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., at its Jan. 10 meeting. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the township’s attorney, Peter Goodstein, reviewed the lease and service agreement, and also met with the library’s attorney and board. After the township approved […]

‘Playing with nostalgia’

Local artist gives unique spin on toys with works at exhibition

OWOSSO — For Tim Kranz, letting viewers bring their own interpretations to his art is essential. With all of his toy-oriented images, the Swartz Creek native and oil artist likes to play with nostalgia and each person’s individual psychology. “I let the viewers take their own interpretation,” he said. “No matter what you’re thinking, it’s just toys.” Art lovers will […]


JANUARY 7-9 Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. Details: 248-662-0012.