2011-09-01

C-A sets new attendance rules for elementaries



FLINT TWP. — A new attendance policy for grades K-5 in the Carman-Ainsworth School District, establishes consistent measures to ensure that children come to school and avoid court involvement. Under the policy, students with 25 absences will be referred to the Genesee County Circuit Court for interventions. That policy was in place in the past but enforcement varied by building, […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

All fired up!

Bartender, slide the Fat Guy another blue Kool Aid on the rocks! Heck, make it a double! The Lions, for the first time in a decade, have me fired up! I went down to the Saturday night game against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. The Lions’ first stringers totally dominated the Patriots’ first stringers. Tom Brady, the New […]

Police Blotter



Attempted armed robbery FLINT TWP.— A 46-year-old man who resides at a hotel in the 3200 block of MIller Road called police at 6:15 a.m. on Aug. 27 to report an armed robbery attempt. The complainant said he answered a knock on his door and saw through the peephole that it was a woman known to him because he had […]

Tee Time



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Michigan Adaptive Golf will host and 18-hole Par 3 Scramble at ROLLING HILLS GOLF CLUB. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m.. The cost of $40 per person includes continental breakfast, golf with cart, hot dog at the turn and a steak lunch after the event and prizes. The four-person team must include a golfer with a […]

Public invited to dedication ceremony for new mausoleum



FLINT TWP. — The Chapel of the Angels Mausoleum at Sunset Hills Cemetery is ready to open its wings. To give the public an up-close look at the detail and design that went into it, an open-house and dedication will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 18, said Kathryn Koegel, board chairperson for Sunset Hills, and member […]

Sports Shorts



Crim’s 35th race breaks record FLINT — The Crim Festival of Races broke its attendance record set last year with 10,371 entrants last Saturday. Julius Kogo repeated as the male 10K champ and Evelyn Lagat edged out last year’s champ, Catherine Ndereba in the women’s race. Locally across our coverage areas, many recognizable names ran in the various races, including […]

The VIEW from here

Rise in natural disasters makes you stop and think

I’ve always been intrigued by speculation about how and when the world will end. The talk is always fascinating, though it is hard to believe some of the theories and predictions out there. I don’t think it is something that can necessarily be predicted (short of a killer asteroid spotted heading directly at the Earth), but sometimes if you look […]

CALENDAR of events

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ART/THEATRE THURSDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 22-SEPT. 25 Animals Out of Paper, a play about three origami artists, at the UMFlint Black Box Theatre, 303 E. Kearsley St., Flint, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunnday. Tickets are $10. Details: 810-237-6520. CARDS AND GAMES EVERY 3RD FRIDAY (NOT IN JUNE, JULY, OR AUGUST. RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER) Euchre tournament hosted by the […]

HealthPlus partners with eHealthInsurance.com



FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus of Michigan has partnered with eHealthInsurance to allow individuals and families to obtain quotes and enroll in HealthPlus Signature health plans through the eHealthInsurance.com website, the nation’s leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. HealthPlus Signature plans, which are available throughout the entire state of Michigan, are designed specifically for individuals […]

New partnership hopes to open up Hunting Access Program



LAPEER — A decades old hunting access program may get new life with the Lapeer Conservation District now in charge. If your hunting grounds are in Lapeer County, take note. Mary Brown of the Lapeer Conservation District explained that it’s pretty common knowledge for Michigan farmers to market traditional farm products, but some fail to realize the value of the […]