When the kids know dad’s a softy

The VIEW from here

I’ll admit it: I’m not a tough a disciplinarian when it comes to my kids. Let me first say I have improved in the past few years, but ultimately I’m a huge softy when it comes to my kids. I love them and I try to be tough on them, but I have a major soft spot for them 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 […]

Board approves change to MERS benefit for PD

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees voted 6-0 in favor of a change in the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) benefit for the Flint Township Police Command Officers at its Feb. 22 meeting. Clerk Kim Courts was not in attendance. The newly-approved MERS benefit for the police command officers lists the employee contribution rate at 10 percent, effective Jan. […]

Senior works to raise awareness of kidney cancer

FLINT TWP. — Unlike many technology-shy senior citizens, Frank Friedman, 75, is on YouTube. He’s on Facebook. He’s signed up for Google Alerts, fields hundreds of e-mails a day and uses a variety of media to spread his message about kidney cancer. Friedman’s passion with the subject began six years ago when his only child, Sammy, died at age 38 […]

Comeback season ends for Lady Cavs

SAGINAW — It was a remarkable turnaround season, but it still ended too soon for Carman-Ainsworth’s girls’ basketball team. The Lady Cavaliers bowed out in the first round of the Class A district tournament Monday with a 63-47 loss to Flushing at Saginaw Arthur Hill. It was their third loss to the Lady Raiders this year, and it sent them […]

Tax roll error corrected at meeting

FLINT TWP. — To remedy a “clerical error,” the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved a corrected certification to the 2010 tax roll at its Feb. 22 meeting. Treasurer Sandra Wright addressed the topic, saying the previous tax roll had an incorrect parcel number. The usage certification for parcel number 07-22-501-065 was removed from the 2010 tax roll and the […]

In Brief

Flu vaccinations available GENESEE COUNTY — Flu is spreading quickly in Genesee County. The number of young children presenting to emergency departments and hospitalized with influenza symptoms continues to rise along with cases of flu-like illnesses among schools and childcare centers. This season there have been two deaths in Genesee County with confirmed influenza, one was an infant. Last week […]

Sports Shorts

Junior Generals split a pair FLINT TWP. — The Junior Generals ran their winning streak to six games last Saturday with a 6-0 win over Battle Creek, then had it snapped Sunday with a 5-1 loss to Cleveland. At Battle Creek, James Odom, Ben McParlan, Derek Kessler, Charles Chamberlain, Nick Szalacinski and Shane Totten each had a goal and an […]

MCC announces procedure for filling Board of Trustees vacancy

FLINT — Even as the Mott Community College community mourns the death of Trustee Celia Turner, the law requires that immediate action be taken to fill her position on the MCC Board of Trustees. “It is hard for us to turn our attention to this only days after losing Trustee Turner,” said Michael Simon, who handles Board operations at MCC, […]