Complete Streets proposes improved street safety

FLINT TWP. — A plan presented to the township board of trustees Monday night proposes a roadway redesign to accommodate all users including bicyclists, pedestrians, the elderly and those with disabilities. Complete Streets is a national movement encouraging municipalities and road planners to create streets that are safer for all users, according to the presentation by Victor J. Lukasavitz of […]



It’s the final week of high school football and with just six of our overall 22 teams in Lapeer and Genesee County having punched their tickets, it’s interesting to share some of the perspectives that many of our coaches and associated statisticians have on their teams. Almont, Bendle, Capac, Flint Carman-Ainsworth, Lapeer East and Marlette have reached the magic six-win […]

Amended 2012 budget passes

FLINT TWP. — Concerns about passing a deficit budget led to a reduction in proposed fire department spending before the Township Board of Trustees passed its 2012 budget at its Monday night meeting. Echoing concerns by a resident, Trustee Frank Kasle questioned a $210,000 increase in spending for the fire department next year. Township supervisor Karyn Miller attributed it to […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Popularity contest

The Tigs’ playoff run, or should I say lack of runs, forced them out in six games against the Texas Rangers. This series was great watching for all baseball fans. The games were competitive and close (except game six) and the series could have easily fallen the Tigs’ way. When you look back on the 2011 season the Tigers were […]

Donations make ‘big boost’ toward building hero’s memorial plaza

FLINT TWP. — A proposed Hero’s Plaza on the drawing board since 2007 moved closer to reality with a $6,000 donation this week. Bruce Hill, CEO of HealthPlus of Michigan, presented a check for $5,000 to the Township Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting to go toward building a memorial plaza honoring members of the armed forces and […]

Hunter harassment is a misdemeanor

LAPEER COUNTY — With hunting season comes the reports of hunter harassment. That comes in the form of unwanted harassment from those who do not support Michigan’s right to hunt laws and also from other hunters. In our County Press Blotter last week, we detailed how a hunter was assaulted by other hunters, his gun was taken and aimed at […]

School officials angling for favorable bond refinancing rate

FLINT TWP. — In what could be good news for taxpayers, the Carman Ainsworth Board of Trustees began a process in September authorizing the refinancing of bonds issuances, hoping to save a million dollars in interest payments. The refinancing — referred to as refunding — would cover all or a portion of the 2002 School Building and Site Bonds of […]


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ART/THEATRE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Brad Garrett, known for his role as Robert in CBS’s series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” performs stand-up comedy at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 8 p.m. Cost is $19 – $49. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 The Glass Castle performance based on the New York Time’s best selling novel The Glass Castle at […]

Township raised nearly $42,000 in donations to pay recreational trail engineering fees

FLINT TWP. — A just-in-time donation of $1,000 from ELGA Credit Union and some smaller ones received Monday left a balance of only $1,461 owed on engineering fees for the Genesee Valley Trail. Since the board of trustees approved the recreational trail project in August 2010, township officials have raised nearly $42,000 for preliminary engineering services provided by Wilcox Engineering. […]

GRCC’s 2011 business awards set

GENESEE COUNTY — Join civic and community leaders, elected officials and business professionals at the 2011 Business Awards hosted by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held on Nov. 10 at the Riverfront Banquet Center to celebrate some of the region’s most outstanding businesses and individuals. According to Tim Herman, CEO of the Regional Chamber the […]