Township firefighters help Santa arrive

FLINT TWP. — Children waiting for Santa Claus’ arrival at Genesee Valley Center on Nov. 11 were not disillusioned. What to their wondering eyes should appear but Santa riding in a sleigh, albeit pulled by a red pickup truck instead of a red-nosed reindeer. In the past, Santa has arrived riding on a fire truck courtesy of the Flint Township […]

Flushing/C-A hockey throttles Goodrich in opener

FLINT TOWNSHIP— The co-op hockey team of Carman-Ainsworth and Flushing opened the season on Saturday with a dominant 9-2 win over Goodrich at Iceland Arenas. Nick Brazeal scored the first goal for the Raiders, with assists going to Dan Olsen and Gavin Williams. Jordy Makranyi lit the lamp as well, as he was assisted by Brazeal and Mickey Montpas. Makranyi […]

Davison Menards ready to celebrate its first Christmas

DAVISON TWP. — When Black Friday shoppers invade the local stores and shopping malls Friday morning, Menards will also be opening its doors early to invite the Christmas shopping masses inside. “ We’re hoping for a big turn out,” said General Manager Jim Coyer. “ We’re happy to be spending our first Christmas in the Davison community.” The store, which […]


Losing it

Composure, as Webster’s defines it, is a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance. For high school athletes, it can mean the difference between winning or losing. For the leaders on and off the playing fields, it’s a key mental aspect of every sport. High school hockey is in full session with the opening games that took place […]

In brief

McLaren Health Plan named Top Workplace FLINT — McLaren Health Plan is among Michigan’s top workplaces in 2011, according to its employees and the Detroit Free Press. Detroit Free Press’ Top Workplaces recently recognized McLaren Health Plan in the small employer category at the breakfast celebration on Nov. 10. “We are thrilled that more people will get to know the […]

Sports Shorts

Carr, Chiefs struggle for consistency KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-5 overall, which has them sitting in last place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 5-4 Oakland Raiders, 4-5 San Diego Chargers, and the 4-5 Denver Broncos. The past couple of weeks have been hard on the Chiefs, as […]

The VIEW from here

Remembering the 80s — totally!

I am a child of the 80s. I wish I could actually say I was born in the 80s, but I wasn’t. I did “grow up” as a teenager in that bright and flashy time period and although there are times I’d rather not think about it ( parachute pants and Howard the Duck), the 1980s were a lot of […]

Hunter Orange not just for hunters this time of year

LAPEER COUNTY — The opening day of firearms deer hunting season on Nov. 15 serves as a reminder to not just hunters, but recreational hikers, private property owners and runners that hunters orange is a must this time of year. Hunters in Michigan are required by law to wear at minimum a 6-inch x 6-inch hunter orange. Most exceed that […]

State Fire Marshal warns of dangers from turkey fryers

LANSING — State Fire Marshal Ronald R. Farr urges consumers, who will be cooking with turkey fryers, to be aware of the dangers, know the safety precautions, and consider using oil-less fryers to help ensure greater safety when preparing feasts this Thanksgiving Day. “Deep frying a turkey in several gallons of hot oil over 350 degrees are as flammable as […]


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