2011-08-11

High-tech road commission trucks will hit the Bricks in special exhibit



GENESEE COUNTY — After a snowstorm, when a big yellow county plow truck sweeps down the road, there is more skill to that task than meets the eye. Now the trucks are GPS-piloted, joystick-controlled, laser-driven machinery that require special training to operate. You can see for yourself how to drive one during a special exhibit being organized by the Genesee […]

STS 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 […]

Police Blotter



Equipment stolen FLINT TWP. — Management at the Econolodge on West Bristol Road reported to police that a wall furnace, a couple of snowblowers and a weed whacker had been stolen from a maintenance facility on the property. A hotel maintenance employee notified police at about 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 1 after discovering the lock had been pried off the […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Candlebox with special guests Royal Bliss and Redlight King, Aug. 11. Tickets are $20 in advance. Nonpoint will perform Aug. 12 with special guests 3 Pill Morning, Seven Day Sonnet and The Opening. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Indi-Grace Birthday […]

Off-duty State Trooper dies in freeway emergency



FLINT TWP. — Michigan State Police Trooper David Stokes, 41, of Davison, died at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, while offduty, according to an MSP press release. Stokes suffered a medical emergency while driving on southbound I-75 near the Miller Road exit in Flint Township. His personal vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in a weedy area. […]

Area players continue careers with Flint Fury



FLINT— Although most people are unaware, semi-pro football has been a staple in our area for quite some time. Many may remember the now-defunct Flint Falcons, who won over 30 games in a row on their way to back-to-back Michigan Football League titles in 1993 and 1994. Turmoil amongst coaches and players put an end to the historic squad in […]

Genesee Valley Coney Festival canceled



FLINT TWP. — Plans for the Genesee Valley Coney Festival have been canceled due to issues with a carnival vendor, according to a township official. The five-day event had been tentatively planned for August 10 to 14 at the Genesee Valley Center mall. — R.S.

Free, online concussion course now available



ONLINE — The Michigan Neurosport Concussion Program is now offering free, online courses for youth and high school coaches with up-to-date information about recognizing concussions and the best practices for responding. The 20-minute courses are available at www.MichiganNeuroSport.com. The courses include a number of resource materials and a quiz that leads to a certificate of completion. “Here at U-M and […]

Permit granted for church special event



FLINT TWP. — An application to hold a special event on the grounds of The Bridge Ministries at 3326 Corunna Rd. was approved last week by the township board of trustees. The church is planning an outdoor event from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 11. Food vending, a 50-foot obstacle course, inflatable rock wall and bounce house, pony rides, a baseball […]

Cav reaches FJGA match play



FLINT — Meghan Borgerding advanced to match play in the Flint Junior Golf Association’s season-ending tournament this week. The Carman-Ainsworth sophomore-to-be shot 94 in Monday’s qualifying round at Atlas Valley Country Club to grab the fourth and final match-play spot in the Jack Nicklaus Group’s first flight. She lost her semifinal match, 2-up, to Taylor Przybylowicz on Tuesday at Swartz […]