Swartz Creek Kiwanis croquet meeting tonight

SWARTZ CREEK — The Meadows Croquet Club of Swartz Creek is excited to offer an informational/organizational meeting for the upcoming croquet season. Interested folks can attend a meeting April 21, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Senior Citizens Center of Swartz Creek-8095 Civic Drive, Swartz Creek. Croquet is an entertaining and very social activity/sport which encourages […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present April 22, the Russel Wayne Project debut the EP release of “Eagle Flying Free.” Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Whitey Morgan with special guest The Orbitsuns, will perform April 23. Tickets are […]

April in the D fun for Wings, Tigers fans

Sports VIEW

Since the regular season finale, the Red Wings have been seemingly unstoppable, or at least thus far. They entered the playoffs as the number three seed, and were paired up against the sixth seeded Phoenix Coyotes. Game one started out quite slow for Detroit, as they trailed, 1-0, going into the first intermission. Head coach Mike Babcock must have really […]

Toddler Madison Lasley loses fight with cancer

FLINT TWP. — Funeral services were held Wednesday for 20-monthold Madison Rachel Lasley, who passed away Sunday after a ninemonth battle with a rare blood cancer that required a bone marrow transplant to try to save her life. Born July 20, 2009, Madison was diagnosed on July 1, 2010 with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, a rare form of leukemia which affects […]

In Brief

MCC returns to tradition of community dance FLINT — The Mott Community College Alumni Association is bringing back a traditional favorite among former students — a community dance alumni have frequently mentioned as one of the most beloved events of MCC’s early years. “Let’s Dance for Mott” will be held on the eve of MCC’s graduation, April 29, from 7:30-11:30 […]

Lady Cavs earn victory over former rival

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team is looking to do some big things this year and last Friday was the first step in that journey. The Lady Cavs defeated former Big Nine rival, Clio, 3-1. Sophomore midfielder Maggie McCann scored the lone first-half goal. Carman added two more goals in the second half to ensure itself of a victory. […]

Dust control treatment for dirt roads approved

FLINT TWP. — Coming any day now is the first dust-control treatment on local unpaved roads, under an agreement approved by the Flint Township Board with the Genesee County Road Commission maintenance division. A letter from Anthony Branch, director of maintenance, estimated the township’s share of cost at $43,764 for two applications at $21,882 each. The Road Commission pays 100 […]


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.

Winged wheels flying high

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Red Wings are flying high against the Phoenix Coyotes in round one of the NHL playoffs. The Wings are one game away (Wednesday night) from getting out the brooms and sweeping the boys from Phoenix under the ice. Detroit has dominated all three games except for period number one in game one and period number three in game two. […]

Purchase of two stores could bring business to area

FLINT TWP. — Recent sales of two large, longtime vacant stores promise new places to shop coming to the Miller and Linden roads commercial district. A store formerly occupied by a Circuit City electronics store at 4071 Miller Rd. and the former Sears Homelife/Furniture Express store at 5038 Miller Rd., both have new owners. Tracey Tucker, Flint Township’s economic enhancement […]