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The VIEW from here

Several months ago I was contacted by Rudy Bolf, a member of the Knights of Columbus in Davison, who told me of a project he and his organization were working on. It was called a Pride and Honor Flight and he not only wanted my help in getting out the word about this event — he wanted me to take […]


Big Nine JamboreeAt Davison Country Club5-16-11 Carman-Ainsworth 208Tony Mattar 42Carman-Ainsworth 186, Montrose 188 At Briar Ridge5-13-11Tony Mattar 39Cameron Simmington 42

Happy Birthday Archer!

Walmart holds birthday party for boy injured in accident

FLINT TWP. — That famous victory cry of “I’m going to Disney World’’ is what’s next for Archer Granger, 7, of Metamora , who was recognized as the 2011 Michigan ambassador to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at a special event last week at the Walmart Super Center on Corunna Road. Archer’s lost some toes on his left foot and […]

Cavs’ track prepares for regionals

FLINT — The Cavaliers will begin their run toward states, as they prepare for regionals on Friday. Carman- Ainsworth’s regional will be held at Flint Northwestern’s Guy V. Houston Stadium. Other schools competing in this regional include Alpena, Bay City Western, Bay City Central, Davison, Flint Northern, Flint Northwestern, Kearsley, Flushing, Lapeer West, Midland, Midland Dow, Saginaw Arthur Hill, Saginaw […]

In Brief

Kidney cancer support group FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group presents a very important meeting June 14 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington (off Robert T. Longway Blvd., between I-475 and Dort Hwy.). Guest speaker: Dr. Kanta Bhambhani, MD. will speak on Pediatric Cancer. She is co-director of the neuro-oncology program, director of the lead […]


Hole 3 at Metamora Golf & Country Club is a par 5, 524 yards. From this elevated tee box golfers are staring down an intimidating tree-lined fairway. When hitting the second shot, player has some options. He may layup over the creek that runs through the fairway, or a big hitter can try to reach in two. Be aware, this […]

Linden nurse receives Hurley DAISY Award

FLINT — On April 28, Hurley Medical Center announced its latest DAISY Award winner: Shawndra Jones, RN, of Linden, who works in the Hurley Burn Unit. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The Daisy Foundation was formed in January 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic […]

Outdoor Calendar

SATURDAY, MAY 21Joe Johnson Memorial Golf Outing at SUGARBUSH GOLFCLUB. Registration is at8-8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. $49.00 per golfer.SATURDAY, MAY 21The Richfield Renegades 12-year-olds baseball team has achance to compete at the Baseball Hall of Fame inCooperstown, NY this summer and is holding a golf outingat the LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB, 3786 Hunt Rd., Lapeerto help […]

Automaker to create 78 new jobs locally

GM to invest $109 million in Flint engine plant

FLINT — Ninety-six jobs are being added or saved in Flint and Bay City as a result of a $109 million investment in engine plant operations, announced at a General Motors press conference today at the Flint Engine Plant. The investment is allocated as $84 million to be used in Flint and $25 million in Bay City to expand production […]

Local families needed for Cultural Exchange Students

GENESEE COUNTY — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. They are personable and academically selected, have good English, are bright, […]