Man shot during fight, suspect sought FLINT TWP. — A 35-year-old Flint man was listed in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot during a fight at a gas station Monday, according to press release from Flint Township Police. Officers were called to the Admiral gas station, 1135 N. Ballenger Hwy., at about 1:20 a.m. on July 11, […]

Bee swarm showcases nature at its best

LAPEER — The Lapeer County Master Gardeners pride themselves on offering not just a pretty place to visit with the Display Gardens on Suncrest, but also in educating the public. On Sunday, the group had an unexpected chance to educate, as a fairly new educational bee hive at the gardens placed by Mej’s Mystical Meadows of North Branch in May […]

UPS testing new delivery truck

FLINT TWP.— A prototype design for UPS trucks is being road-tested in the Flint area. Flint is one of five cities chosen to test the CV-23 composite panel truck from Utilimaster/Isuzu which is a lighter weight more fuel efficient vehicle than UPS’ P70 diesel truck. The test vehicle is assigned to a route in Lapeer County but based out of […]

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Secrets to government contracting seminars announced FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which continues July 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It concludes Aug. 26. The seminars will be conducted by […]

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It’s just not my thing

The women’s World Cup soccer match brought much excitement this The women’s World Cup soccer match brought much excitement this past Sunday as the USA defeated Brazil. The match featured late goals, red cards, and controversy. What it came down to in a nutshell is a late goal by the USA and then we won the match on penalty kicks, […]

Hair growth center helps chemo patients during treatment

FLINT TWP. — Some might call it a miracle but cancer patient Barbara Armstrong of Flint simply calls it “exciting” her hair is growing back while she is undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Battling cancer eight times in the past 15 years, Armstrong, 48, has coped over and over again with her hair falling out during chemo. Since her first diagnosis of […]


MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday mornings. For more information call Linda at 810-796-3014. FRIDAY, JULY 15 Sunrise Rotary 19th Annual 4-Person 18-Hole Golf […]

Mini-grant program applications available

OKEMOS — The Delta Dental Foundation is seeking community-based oral health program applicants in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for its annual Community Mini-Grant Program. Last year, the Foundation awarded $117,000 to organizations and programs that address oral health needs in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. This year, the Foundation is seeking to award $100,000. “Working to improve oral health and increase […]

Hearing loss is a serious issue

“Loss of hearing is a medical condition that is associated with physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Depression, anxiety, emotional instability, phobias, withdrawal, isolation, lessened health status and lessened selfesteem have all been linked to uncorrected hearing loss.” (National Council on Aging: Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Depression, Anxiety, Isolation in Seniors) Even mild untreated hearing loss can be disabling […]