Police dept. snags a deal on new cars

FLINT TWP. — The Township Police Department needs to buy four new police cars this year to replace some of its aging fleet. But Ford Motor Co. no longer makes the Crown Victoria model which has served as the “workhorse’’ police car for the department for 14 years. Luckily, one farsighted Ford dealership stockpiled a few of the discontinued patrol […]

Raiders return from long break with dominant win

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing hockey team has not been in action since its big win over conference foe, and perennial powerhouse, Flint Powers Catholic in late December. The Raiders were scheduled to return from the holiday break with a match up against Swartz Creek-Clio, but the game was canceled due to the death of yet another Flushing student. Then […]

In brief

Committees forming to consider township name change and business signs FLINT TWP — Supervisor Karyn Miller announced last week at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting that she is forming committees to study the feasibility of changing the townships name and also one to address problems with restrictions on lighted business signs. Miller said she is seeking volunteers to […]

Making some noise

It’s January and that means it’s also time for the first tennis major of the year, the Australian Open in Melbourne. I’ve been so distracted over the past week-and-a-half trying to keep up with all the games in between and around working and shooting high school sports. Missed several ladies games because of Mondays morning early meetings, but was able […]

Auto supplier gets new purpose

Android to build parts for handicapped van, bringing new business, jobs

FLINT TWP. — A local company has a stake in a van built specifically for handicapped passengers that was recently displayed at the Detroit Auto Show. Android Industries, 4444 W. Maple Road, does parts work for the MV-1- which is the first vehicle designed from scratch to be completely wheelchair-accessible. It is the only vehicle in which a person in […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Glaring spotlight

The NFL Playoffs produced two dramatic football games this past Sunday. The AFC winners are the New England Patriots, 23-20, over the tough Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots had the football higher-ups looking after them as Billy Can’tduff, who did duff, shimmy shanked a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining in the game. How does a professional kicker choke? He […]

McLaren Regional announces name change

FLINT — McLaren Regional Medical Center is announcing a new name for the hospital that strengthens its position at the heart of one Michigan’s largest and fastest growing health care families, McLaren Health Care. McLaren Regional Medical Center’s new name is McLaren–Flint. The Great Lakes Cancer Institute located on the McLaren campus is now called McLaren Cancer Institute. The rebranding […]

Carman-Ainsworth wrestlers go 3-2

HOLLY — Wes Cummings notched his 100th career win and Jake Weissend drew closer to No. 200 as Carman- Ainsworth went 3-2 at the Holly Team Duals wrestling tournament last Saturday. Cummings went 4-1 at 112 and 119 pounds, including a pin. The Cavaliers beat Midland Bullock Creek, 38-30, Mattawan, 45-29, and Oxford’s B team, 63-15. They fell to Holly, […]

In brief

New golf director at Captain’s Club GRAND BLANC — The Captain’s Club at Woodfield announces an addition to its management staff. Darby Boone was hired as the director of golf. He will oversee golf operations at the Captain’s Club at Woodfield. Boone, a Swartz Creek native, was most recently the first assistant golf professional at The Polo Fields Golf and […]

Preparations for spring wild turkey season underway

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan’s wild turkey population remains strong after a re-introduction program that failed four times before becoming successful after the birds had disappeared from the state by 1900, shows the state’s historical data. Decades worth of habitat management helped the turkeys repopulate in Michigan. Now year-round residents of the state, the population numbers sustain a fall and spring […]