Township board OKs fire truck purchase

FLINT TWP. — In a 5-2 vote, the Flint Township Board of Trustees gave approval to solicit sealed bids for a new multipurpose fire truck. Fire Chief John Ringwelski asked the board at its meeting last week to authorize taking bids to buy a new Quint pump and ladder truck costing approximately $733,000. The proposed truck’s 75-foot ladder generated a […]

Sports Shorts

Genesee Grizzlies to host tryouts GRAND BLANC — Tryouts for the Genesee Grizzlies Falcons 2011/2012 competitive basketball program will take place September 20-22. All players are encouraged to attend both tryout sessions for their grade group. Cost is $15 fee for tryouts and includes a T-shirt. Fifth-seventh grade boys can tryout Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 22, […]

Gift card, iPad2, school supply giveaway at the mall

FLINT TWP. — Genesee Valley Center will host a Back to School giveaway for local students at 10 a.m. Saturday, in Center Court. The first 250 students in grades K-12 will receive school supplies (spiral notebook, folders, pencils and pencil case) and a Child Identification Kit compliments of Genesee Valley Center; while supplies last. Twenty lucky students will also find […]

Sports VIEW

Marching to their own beats

Shhh. Do you hear that? It’s the fast approaching football season marked by the telltale sounds of football cleats on asphalt the cadence of the drum lines across the area as they prepare to march to their own beats. Strike up the marching band, grease the pigskin and get your tickets now — high school football is in full swing […]

2011 millage rate set

FLINT TWP. — The total 2011 millage rate levied on properties in Flint Township will remain unchanged, as approved by a resolution of the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting last week. Taxable value for all township properties is $949,767,680, according to the required Tax Rate Request Plan being submitted to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Accordingly, approved […]


Soccer The Cavaliers lost to Swartz Creek on Monday, 1-0. “Their number 20 buried a shot with about 1:50 left and we had two chances to clear the ball, but it stuck on his foot and he put it away,” said coach Jay Witham. “Jake Yencer had no chance on that one. We did play much better, more physical, and […]

C-A schools make Adequate Yearly Progress

FLINT TWP. — All Carman- Ainsworth schools passed AYP this year, which is especially good news following the high school’s failure to pass last year. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a annual performance assessment mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Each school district must meet targeted achievement goals in reading and math. Last year, the high school […]


SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 U-M Flint Nursing will host a golf outing, with benefits going to the BSN Nursing & Class Scholarship Fund, at THE JEWEL OF GRAND BLANC. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The cost of $65 includes 18 holes of golf with cart and lunch. For more information contact Barbara Richards at 810-624-2439. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Michigan Adaptive […]

In brief

Senior citizens fashion show planned FLINT TWP.— The public is invited to a Senior Citizens Fashion Show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday hosted by the Genesee Gardens senior community, 4495 Calkins Road at Linden. Fashions provided by Dressbarn will be modeled by about six community residents, said Matthew Reilly, community sales leader. The just-for-fun show is an example of activities held […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Clean sweep

Take that, Cleveland Indians; three straight losses to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Yes, our beloved Tigers swept the Tribe and lengthened their lead in the American League Central Division. The suprise was that they did it without Justin Verlander on the hill. I feel as though that is a tremendous boost when you can sweep the second-place team […]