Home Heating Credit application deadline quickly approaching

LANSING — Residents who qualify for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit have less than one month left to apply for assistance, said state Sen. Dave Robertson. The deadline is Sept. 30. “I encourage residents of Genesee and northern Oakland counties who qualify for assistance to apply for the Home Heating Credit,” said Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township. “Winter is coming and this […]

Tee Time

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Michigan Adaptive Golf will host an 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 disability. […]

United Way holds Corvette giveaway

GENESEE COUNTY — Win a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in a raffle drawing for United Way of Genesee County. An anonymous donor has provided a Crystal Red Metallic/Cashmere Corvette demo car with approximately 3,800 miles on it. It has a Leather interior, 6.2 Liter 430 HP Engine, Automatictransmission,2LTpackage,Forged Chrome Aluminum Wheels. The donor will pay the sales tax. The winner […]


NOW THROUGH SEPT. 15 Early Canada Goose Hunting Season, North Zone, Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron Counties. SEPT. 9-11 Woods N Water Outdoor Weekend at Eastearn Michigan Fairgrounds, Imlay City. SEPT. 15-NOV. 14 Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season. SEPT. 16-OCT. 30 Canada Goose Hunting Season. SEPT. 18-19 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend, statewide. SEPT. 20-23 Youth Firearm Early Deer Hunting Weekend, statewide. […]

Ten years later memory of 9/11 lingers

(Editor’s note: This column is a reprint from 2009.) Every generation seems to have that moment in time they remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard some astonishing news. For Baby Boomers it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. For the Greatest Generation it was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For my […]


CROSS COUNTRY James Johnson finished fifth in 18:54 to lead the Cavaliers to a third-place finish in their annual invitational, the Cavalier Classic, on Aug. 31. Carman totaled 77 points to finish behind champion Swartz Creek, with 20, and runner-up Flint Kearsley, with 47. The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ team finished sixth with 190 points. White Lake Lakeland won the girls’ title […]

UM-Flint remembers 9/11 with ceremony

FLINT — A simple ceremony consisting of poetry, a bagpiper playing Amazing Grace and a candlelight vigil will dedicate a special display at the University of Michigan-Flint called “We Will Never Forget” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The windows near the Saginaw and Kearsley Streets entrance to the University Pavilion (UPAV) are (will be) covered […]

Public input sought on new mentored youth hunting law

LAPEER COUNTY — Concerns about safety for youth now able to hunt under the state’s new Mentored Youth Hunting Program has pushed the Dept. of Natural Resources to open up public input until Sept. 15 to further gauge what other aspects of the program need to be addressed. In July 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Acts 109 and 120 […]

Halloween stores opening up for season

FLINT TWP. — It’s that time of year when a few vacant buildings become haunted houses of Halloween with the opening of temporary stores and the first flush of seasonal employment. Halloween City, formerly Halloween USA, is located this year at 3426 Miller Rd., formerly Lapeer Furniture & Mattress. Less than a mile away, Spirit Halloween has set up shop […]

Hurley is Hospital of Choice for MCC team athletic injuries

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is proud to announce that we have formed a partnership with Mott Community College and are now the hospital of choice for athletes in team sports requiring medical care, off the field. As part of a major teaching medical center, Hurley Medical Center is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases […]