Borrowing from retirement fund OK’d

FLINT TWP. — Non-union employees and elected officials can continue taking loans from their retirement funds, following passage of a resolution by the Township Board of Trustees. Board action responded to a memo from controller Beth Takacs, which said the approval was needed since the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) set new provisions after taking over administration of the Defined […]

Swim and Dive

With the Big Nine meet being hosted by Davison and taking place today at Kearsley, the Lady Cavaliers’ wrapped up the 2011 regular season last Thursday at Swartz Creek with a 103-82 victory. Getting things started for Carman-Ainsworth by finishing first in the 200 medley relay in 2:15.58 was Katie Odle, Ashleigh King, Mackenzie Bartlett and Mara Johnson, in the […]

Shorter work week limits time to conduct township business

FLINT TWP. — The new four-day work week for the township hall is creating problems for one township resident. Speaking during public comment at a recent township board meeting, Ed Linn complained about the shorter time frame to pay his water bill and a subsequent late penalty. Linn said he received his most recent water bill on Oct. 1 that […]


Making history?

What a wild first week of football playoffs we’ve had here at the paper. In all, we had nine of our 22 teams make the playoffs though only four remain after week one. From Grand Blanc winning a three-overtime thriller to Lapeer East and Almont turning in dominating performances to Marlette winning an old-fashioned football game, we have plenty to […]

In brief

Tailoring business has moved FLINT TWP. — Tailoring by Blackwell which celebrated its 20th year in business on Oct. 13, has moved to a new location. Formerly on Beecher Road, the business is now located at 3308 Miller Road, in the Yorkshire Plaza on the upper level, said owner Karen Blackwell-Vickers. She is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to […]

CALENDAR of events

Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to calendargbv@mihomepaper.com or visit the website, www.mihomepaper.com to submit events through the online form. ART/THEATRE FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Dance Sport, presented by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble with guest choreographer Harrison McEldowney, known for his work on the closing […]

Patsy Lou Chevy dealership celebrates grand reopening

FLINT TWP. — Patsy Lou Williamson Chevrolet rolled out the red carpet last week for a public unveiling of the totally renovated Corunna Road dealership. Work began in early June to convert the building to a uniform image design General Motors is requiring for all of its dealerships. The Patsy Lou Chevrolet dealership has shed its long-standing black granite facade […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

No pretending here

I am about to share some very eerie Detroit Lions information with you. The Lions demolished Tebow Mania last Sunday, 45-10, in the Mile High City. I will get to the Tebow issue here in a minute. What makes this victory eerie is that in 2007, the Lions handed a similar beat down, 44-7, to the Denver Broncos at Ford […]

In brief

Davison business nominated for award DAVISON — Green Energy Management Solutions has been nominated for the Award for Outstanding Green Business as a part of the 2011 Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce biennial Business Awards banquet. All of the exceptional companies who have been nominated will be recognized, and the recipients of these awards will be announced at the Riverfront […]

Sports Shorts

Kodiaks bounce back in home finale FLINT— Ever since their season opening win over Xavier, Carman-Ainsworth graduate Dwan Simmons and his University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks club football team have hit a bit of a losing skid. The opening game, a 35-3 win over Xavier, seemed quite dominant, however, the same results were not obtained on the road. The following week, […]