Sports Shorts

Kayaking for beginners offered AREAWIDE — Women are invited to take part in the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources basic kayaking class on Saturday, May 21. The program, part of the DNRs Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Proud Lake Recreation Area in conjunction with Heavener Canoe Livery. Introduction to Kayaking is a two-segments program, […]

Goodwill celebrates 80 years; moves store from Burton

BURTON — One of Burton’s two Goodwill locations is in the process of moving from the corner of Saginaw and Bristol Roads to Miller Road in Flint. The store will shut down today and reopen two days later on Miller Road. Last week, inventory was being reduced with a 50 percent off sale. The move comes just weeks after Goodwill […]

Raiders sweep Carman-Ainsworth in Big Nine meeting

FLUSHING — The weather finally cooperated for area teams on Monday, but the competiton was relentless as Big Nine rival Flushing shut out the Carman-Ainsworth softball team, 12-0, and, 10-0, at Flushing. Carman- Ainsworth’s hitters faced a daunting pitcher in Alyssa Telling, and were only able to get three hits off the hurler. Last Thursday, the Lady Cavs faced a […]

New health career schools get students into a profession faster

FLINT TWP. — On Monday, the second class of students at Genesee Health Careers started their Certified Nurses Aide training. And in only three weeks, they should graduate and be ready to go to work. A fast turnaround is a big attraction of the new school which started its first class April 18 at 3306 Miller Road in the Yorkshire […]


Sports VIEW

This has been one of the most bizarre sports seasons we have seen in some time, and I’m not just talking about the weather. I just don’t understand what is going on, as some coaches are reporting that they have “nothing to report”, “no games played this week, but hey, thanks for checking in”, they say. Yet, and perhaps unbeknownst […]

Business Briefs

State Farm announces building consolidation FLINT — State Farm has announced a statewide facilities plan that will maximize building efficiencies throughout a three-state area. In Michigan, two operations centers in Kalamazoo and Livonia will remain open, while seven field offices across the state will consolidate to remaining offices in Michigan. The announcement is the result of a study analyzing office […]


SATURDAY, MAY 14Sixth Annual Lions Bear Lake Camp Golf Classic. Proceedsfrom this event will support blind and visually impairedchildren at Bear Lake Camp. 18 holes of golf will takeplace at METAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Golfcart, course contests, buffet-style dinner and door prizesare included. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., shotgun startis at 1 p.m. and awards dinner is at 6 […]

GM Flint employees donate $15,000 to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

FLINT — GM Flint Manufacturing Center employees raised $15,000 to provide 90,000 meals through the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Representatives from GM’s Professional Managers Network and Women in Manufacturing groups presented a check to the Flint-based Food Bank today while GM employees sorted food that will be distributed to needy families in 22 Michigan counties. A little more than […]

A fine showing

Fat Guy’s Corner

The run for the roses is over and a long shot came up the winner once again. Yes, the horse Animal Kingdom, a 23:1 shot crossed the finish line first. It came as no surprise, as there was no dominant horse in this year’s Kentucky Derby. I stated last week to pick out a long shot and hoped for the […]

In search of my desktop

The VIEW from here

OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a slob. I never used to be, probably because I was raised by a mother who kept a very clean and tidy house. For years I tried to follow in her footsteps, but my dissent into bachelor life six years ago threw me back to the stone age. It was like I was finally getting […]