2011-01-27

In Brief



Robertson’s Senate office is open and ready for business LANSING — State Sen. Dave Robertson announced that his Lansing office is open and ready to meet the needs of constituents in the 26th Senate District. “I hope that if someone needs assistance, they will contact my office,” said Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township. “I always tell my constituents to make me […]

Sports Shorts



Mite Tourney set for March 4-6 FLINT — The 28th Annual EMHA Mite hockey tournament has been booked for March 4-6 at Iceland Arenas. Divisions include Mite AA, Mite A, Mite B, Mini-Mite and Cross-Ice. Teams are guaranteed four games, there is no gate admission and no curfews. Championship team and all finalists will receive awards and MVP awards and […]

HealthPlus names Helms VP of Provider Network Development and Business Intelligence



FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan has promoted Erik Helms to the position of vice president, provider network development and business intelligence. Helms, who most recently served as the company’s senior director of business intelligence and program management, will oversee the development and expansion of the HealthPlus provider network and health system/provider relationships. He will also oversee the HealthPlus Business Intelligence […]

Cavs bow to Powers, then Flint Northern




FLINT — It’s tough enough trying to beat Flint Powers Catholic on the basketball court without spotting the Chargers a 20- point lead in the first 10 minutes. Carman-Ainsworth did just that last Friday and still nearly pulled off a miracle comeback, erasing all but four points of a 24-4 deficit before losing, 62-48, in a Big Nine Conference game […]

Did you know?



Though it’s difficult to call it official, the 2004 wedding of Vanisha Mittal, daughter of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, is considered the most expensive wedding in history. With a final tab of $60 million, the wedding included invitations mailed in silver boxes, rooms at a five-star Paris hotel and performances by pop singer Kylie Minogue. That final price tag dwarfs […]

Cavaliers third at County swim meet




FENTON — The margin of victory was significant in the 11-team field at the coveted Genesee County swim and dive meet last Thursday- Saturday, with Grand Blanc taking top honors with 569.5 points and Ortonville-Brandon trailed in second place with 331 points, while Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing placed third with 254. Holly finished in fourth place with 224, Fenton tallied 205, Lapeer […]

Hundreds recalled as GM adds third shift




FLINT TWP. — General Motors workers across the region have reason to smile in the wake of the automaker’s announcement Monday it will add a third shift and 750 employees to its Flint Assembly Plant. The plant, located on Van Slyke Road, can be seen from I-69 and has been a part of the Flint skyline since 1947. It currently […]

GREASE is the word

Beloved Broadway show coming to The Whiting


FLINT — For two nights, audiences will be dazzled with the sights and sounds of Grease at The Whiting. Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, this new production, direct from Broadway, brings all of the familiar and favorite characters to the stage. Audiences will take a trip to a simpler time of poodle skirts, […]

Second guessing

Sports VIEW

I’m compelled to dispel some misinformation this week, on several hot button topics at several schools and feedback from some upset parents. The first topic that has several parents fuming involves the rescheduling of the rematch between the Lapeer East and Lapeer West hockey teams. After the on-ice fight and ugliness in the fan sections at the last game, both […]

Board approves resolution for maintenance, repair for Burroughs Drain




FLINT TWP. — After postponing it from the Jan. 10 meeting, the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution for the maintenance and/or repair of Burroughs Drain #0008 at its Jan. 24 meeting. The board needed to pass the resolution to allow for the Genesee County Drain Commission to make repairs and keep up maintenance on the drain due […]