ONGOING THRU AUG. 15 2011 Antlerless deer application period. JULY 30-31 3-D Archery Benefit Shoot. Marlette Sportsmen’s Club sponsoring the shoot for Ben Taylor, 20, of Marlette currently battling cancer. Shoot takes place at Evergreen Park on M-53, 11 miles north of M-46 from 9a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Open to the public. Details: Chris Hufnagel […]

STS Foundation seeking host families

GENESEE COUNTY — The STS Foundation is trying to find host families for incoming students and supervise their stay in the USA. A spokesperson for the organization said hosting may create a relationship that will last for a lifetime. By hosting, families have the opportunity to learn about another culture in their own homes. The host family’s responsibilities are two […]

Plato’s Closet opens in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Every Plato’s Closet grand opening usually has a long line waiting outside the door for the store to open and Thursday was no different for the new one at 3192 S. Linden Road in Oak Brook Square Plaza. There was a waiting line of about 100 people all the way back to the Hobby Lobby store next […]

Public hearing scheduled for JAG

FLINT TWP. — A public hearing for the 2011 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant ( JAG) program is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Flint Township Hall. The JAG Program, administered by the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides states, tribes, and local governments withfundingforaarangeofprogramareas including law enforcement, prosecution, prevention and education, corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, technology improvement, […]

The VIEW from here

Repairing cars not in the blood

I have never been a mechanically minded person. Whether it’s a home improvement project or car repairs, I am not a do-it-yourself kind of guy. It isn’t that I haven’t tried to fix things, or take on a home improvement project; I just tend to make things worse when I get my hands on them. There was the time as […]

HAP celebrating 50th anniversary

FLINT — Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is taking the Happy Together Summer Fest to Flint in celebration of their 50 years of improving health and enhancing lives. The free event, July 30 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., will feature fun activities for all ages: • A free concert featuring The Ultimate Elvis Tribute starring Mike Albert • The Detroit Pistons Dance […]

Take money from Social Security, Medicare, raise taxes to balance budget

In your recent column in The Swartz Creek View you lamented the decline of American politics to “some of the lowest depths I’ve ever seen.” You then went on to contribute to that decline by expressing the same kind of inflammatory, uninformed, one-sided opinion that has caused such political polarization. About the president’s comment that Social Security checks may be […]

Man struck, killed while walking along I-75

FLINT TWP. — A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in an early morning car accident on July 21 on southbound I-75 at Miller Road. Anwar Sadat Gibson of Flint was fatally injured after begin struck by a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Flint man, according to a police press release. Police said the driver was unable to avoid striking […]

Elected officials have a responsibility to get the job done

(In regard to The VIEW from Here, July 14) I suspect that you and I are on the opposite ends of the political spectrum but on this issue we totally agree — we need to take our government back. I have attached my views on this issue for your consideration. A couple of quick comments on your three bullet points. […]

Two C-A teachers remain laid-off

FLINT TWP. — Only two of 22 Carman- Ainsworth teachers notified of potential layoffs were not reinstated as of the July 1 effective date. “One elementary and one high school teacher will remain on lay-off after we place teachers in various vacancies,’’ said Steve Tunnicliff, assistant superintendent. School administrators had anticipated that most teachers on the layoff list would be […]

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