Area veterans invited to seminar on aid, attendance benefit

SWARTZ CREEK — Wartime veterans and surviving spouses of veterans are invited to the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center, 8095 Civic Dr., 10 a.m. March 2 for a seminar on the Aid and Attendance Benefit. The event was previously scheduled for Feb. 2, but was rescheduled due to senior center being closed for weather. The seminar, led by Joe Vitale […]

Tickets on sale for Berenstain Bears

FLINT — Tickets are now available for Flint Youth Theatre’s presentation of Matt Murphy Productions’ “The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters.” The special event is 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 5. The performance offers families an affordable entertainment experience and, paired with a book from “The Berenstain Bears series,” it will make a memorable gift this holiday season. Performances […]

Sports Shorts

Lapeer Oldtimers compete at Michigan Senior Olympics TROY — The Lapeer Oldtimers 60+ hockey team competed at the Michigan Senior Olympics at the Troy Sports Center, Jan. 31- Feb. 3, going 2-2-2. Team members include John Bishop of Attica, Bill Gibbons and Doug Francek of Lapeer, Jerry Paga of Dryden, Tom RaCosta of Columbiaville, Bruce Bergum and Jim Layman of […]

News Briefs

Offices closed FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd., will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of President’s Day. The offices will reopen Feb. 22. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship.org. — N.B. School to receive a new roof FLINT TWP. — Woodland Elementary School is getting a new roof. Recently approved by the Carman-Ainsworth […]


SATURDAY, FEB. 19 Young directors workshop, 10-3 p.m., for high school students at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City. Lunch and materials provided. Registration fee is $10 or $15 at the door. Registration deadline is Feb. 14. Details: 989-893-5555 or www.baycityplayers.com. SUNDAY, FEB. 20 The Good Negro written by Tracey Scott Wilson at 6 p.m. at the […]


For those of us not wintering along the west coast, the current National Basketball Association season hasn’t been all that great. While the New York Knicks have played above expectations, teams like Cleveland, Washington and New Jersey are just painful to watch, turning Florida from the land of expansion teams to the hotbed of the eastern seaboard. The Pistons haven’t […]

Luea Pharmacy expands with addition of compounding laboratory

SWARTZ CREEK — Since opening the full-service Luea Pharmacy in 1982 at the age of 27, Mark Luea has witnessed many changes come to his store but most of those changes have come since 2004 when he began offering compounded prescriptions and installed a state-of-the-art compounding laboratory. “We started compounding in 2004 and since 2004, this is the fifth time […]


EVERY 3RD FRIDAY Euchre tournament hosted by the Swartz Creek Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 4413 Morrish Rd., Swartz Creek. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-635-3684. SATURDAY, FEB. 19, MARCH 12 Euchre fundraiser for Renegades travel baseball team at Madden’s Lounge, 809 North State Rd., Davison. Sign-up […]

Flushing falls to Clio in overtime

FLINT — The Clio/LakeVille hockey team improved to 8-10-1 overall after edging out Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth, 5-4 in overtime last Saturday at Iceland Arenas. The loss dropped Flushing to 7-9-1 overall. “Clio played very well and we were missing one of our players and just didn’t have the jump to play with a team that came to play,” said Flushing coach […]

Business Briefs

HealthPlus recognizes first 30-year employee FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan recently recognized the first employee to reach 30 years of service for the 32-year-old company. Ophelia Stradwick began working at HealthPlus as a clerk/typist and then spent most her career in the company’s Provider Documentation, Medicaid and Claims Departments. Her current role is pend and edit claims specialist for HealthPlus. […]