Officers honored for bravery, life-saving

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665  rsanders@mihomepaper.com FLINT TWP. — A 16-year-old armed robber could be dead if not for the meritorious actions of Flint Township Police officers Sergeant Mark Schmitzer and Officer Jason Piercey. They along with Detective Randy Kimes were honored for outstanding police work during the Flint Township Board meeting Monday night. Schmitzer’s retirement also was announced. […]

Sports Shorts

Hockey Association registering players ONLINE — The Lapeer County Hockey Association is registering youth hockey players ages four and up for the 2011-12 season. Registration forms can be found at the Polar Palace Arena Complex or online at www.polarpalace.com — L.P. Carman-Ainsworth buildings closed for summer FLINT TWP. — As a reminder, all Carman- Ainsworth Community School buildings will be […]

EconoLodge opens on West Bristol Road

FLINT TWP. — A small hotel at 2215 West Bristol has new owners and a hopeful new beginning as a part of the EconoLodge franchise. Formerly a Rodeway Inn, the 40-room hotel just east of I-75, has undergone substantial renovation including a new breakfast area, two handicapped compliant rooms, news beds and linens in every room, bathroom tile replacement in […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Tilting the scales

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 is all over and Japan takes home the gold. The soccer match ended up tied 2-2 and was decided by penalty kicks. Japan got it done on the penalty kicks and upset the USA team. The USA team should have won this, as they were the favorites. The positive for the sport of […]

Hispanic Technology center receives $2,500 donation

FLINT — Norwood Jewell, director, and Steve Dawes, assistant director of the UAW Region 1C, recently presented a check for $2,500 to the American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology and Community Center. The funds will be used to help improve facilities and further expand offerings of the American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology and Community Center, a community based organization […]


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. WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 The Imlay City Chamber of Commerce will […]

Join in the fun at The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp

FLINT — The Salvation Army welcomes area youth to take part in lots of exciting activities during two summer day camps for area children, each providing opportunities to participate in fun, creative activities, while under adult supervision and guidance. The Salvation Army Beecher Corps Summer Day Camp is open to children ages 3-14 and continues until Aug. 12. This camp […]

Township suffers fourth homicide this year

FLINT TWP. — The township police department logged its fourth homicide this year and second in 16 days with the death Monday of Ryan Patrick Pinkston, age 36, a resident of Flint Township, who died at McLaren. Medical Center where he was being treated after being shot multiple times, according to a press release. Pinkston was critically injured during a […]

Secrets to government contracting seminars

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 Todd Olson, Program Director of the […]

Robertson to host district office hours July 22

LANSING — State Sen. Dave Robertson (R-Grand Blanc Twp.) will host office hours with constituents at three locations within the 26th District on July 22, the lawmaker said recently. “If you have a concern about state government or seek to share comments about an important issue these meetings are for you,” said Robertson. “I encourage any person who needs help […]