2011-11-10

EDITORIAL

View Newspapers: Here Today — And Here Tomorrow

The big news in newspapering in the greater Flint area late last week — Booth Newspapers’ announcement of its plans to discontinue the company’s Flint suburban weekly papers early next year — understandably has left both local readers and advertisers scratching their heads wondering where and how they fit into Booth’s plans. Here at the View Newspaper Group, we can […]

In brief



Old Newsboys’ Christmas sign-up starting soon GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Dr. in Flint from 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Dec. […]

Bristol Road eyesores razed



FLINT TWP. — It’s the end of days for this 49-year-old Day’s Inn motel (formerly Holiday Inn) on Bristol Road which has been reduced to a pile of rubble, taking with it a bit of colorful history. It was the site of the legendary birthday party in August 1967 of The Who’s Keith Moon, who was touring with fellow British […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Rusted Root, Nov. 11. Tickets are $20 in advance. Rumbleville presents Twistin’ Tarantulas, Lords of the Highway and the Crowned Heads of Rhythm on Nov. 12. This is a low dough concert, Framing Hanley with special guests Sore Eyes will perform […]

Township shedding lease obligations for State Police Post



FLINT TWP. — Subject to state approval, the township board of trustees approved an agreement to transfer its lease obligations for the Michigan State Police Post to the Genesee County 911 Consortium. The 911 Consortium purchased the property at 4481 Corunna Road on August 18, according to a lease assignment agreement unanimously approved by the township board at its Monday […]

Carman-Ainsworth swim runner up at league meet



FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth and Flushing co-op girls’ swim and dive team came into last Thursday’s Big Nine meet looking to cash in on the league’s final title, because next year all four teams will join the Saginaw Valley Association along with Independent Flint Northwestern. Instead, Carman-Ainsworth fought hard, but fell just short, scoring 324 points to finish second to […]

Board hotly debates employee suspension



FLINT TWP. — Contentions over the suspension of a code enforcement officer by the township supervisor ignited tensions at the township board of trustees meeting Monday night. Alleging that Supervisor Karyn Miller had not followed proper procedure in disciplining code officer Mike Myatt last week, Treasurer Sandra Wright had the personnel matter added to the board’s agenda. Myatt, who was […]

SPORTS VIEW

Season of change for hockey teams

While the final games of the high school football and volleyball seasons continue to take place, high school hockey fans are gearing up for a season that brings many changes across the board, including several new co-ops. In particular in the Flint Metro League, those changes are wide sweeping. On June 16, 2011, the Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education […]

Flint Township joins lawsuit against county



FLINT TWP. — The township board has agreed to become a plaintiff in a lawsuit initiated by the Genesee County Drain Commission against Genesee County and the Board of Commissioners. At issue is a share of refunds from health care premiums paid under a county cluster plan. The drain commission is spearheading litigation to recoup its share of refunds of […]

Sports Shorts



Kodiaks wrap up regular season 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 experienced a season of ups and downs. 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, the Kodiaks […]


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