List of 2012 road improvements approved

FLINT TWP. — Township Trustee George Menoutes wasn’t happy to hear a bumpy patch of Calkins Road was not included in proposed road improvements in the township this year ,but joined unanimous approval of a 2012 Road Improvements Projects plan last week, as recommended by the township Road Advisory Committee. Advisory Board members David Arceo, Dave Huffman and Ken Grover […]

Uncharted waters

When the high school hockey season started back in November, there were more questions than answers. In leagues previously filled with standalone programs, this time around, most were co-op squads. That put the Big Nine with three and the Metro League with four teams vying for the league bragging rights. Lapeer High Schools became the new name of the merged […]

In brief

Store closing update FLINT TWP.— In continued good news, no local Sears or Kmart stores are on a new list of closing stores released Feb. 23 by Ill.-based Sears Holdings. An additional 15 stores added to the list of 81 closings announced in late December do not include any Michigan stores. Sears said in December that it would close 100 […]

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Bitten by the bug

The Joel Zumaya experiment is over in Minnesota after just 13 pitches in a live batting practice session. Joel tore a ligament in his right elbow. Joel Zumaya threw his last pitch in MLB in June of 2010. The long list of injuries on Zumaya’s medical charts include: a wrist, finger, shoulder and elbow issues, now for the second time. […]

The DM Burr Group – taking care of buildings

Many business owners, healthcare and school administrators are now able to focus more intently on their business because The DM Burr Group is busy taking care of their buildings. The DM Burr Group’s professionals are experts in facilities management, including disaster restoration, security solutions and mechanical systems. Leading this fast-growing company is Chief Executive Officer order before David Burr. Burr […]

Cavs win final Big Nine meet

FLINT — Considering that Carman- Ainsworth has a relationship with the Big Nine that dates all the way back to 1972 via the school’s former status as Flint- Ainsworth, the final league varsity boys’ swim and dive meet last Thursday at Flint Kearsley hosted by Davison was one the Cavaliers will remember for quite some time. That’s because Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing […]

Outdoor sales starting up

FLINT TWP. — As a marketing strategy, a tent going up in a store’s parking lot sends a message to consumers that there are bargains to be found. The year has barely warmed up but the fun has already begun. A big sale at the Patsy Lou Williamson Megalot last weekend was one of three tent sales recently approved by […]

Two Cavs in state pin finals

LANSING — Carman-Ainsworth qualified two siblings for this week’s Div. 1 state bowling tournament. Quinton Burnett placed second in the boys’ competition and sister Quinisha Burnett was fifth among girls in last Saturday’s regional tournament at Pro Bowl. Quinton totaled 1,241 to finish 72 pins behind champion Tylor Greene of Davison. Quinisha bowled 1,118 in her six-game block. The top […]

I-69 International Trade Corridor approved

FLINT — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Strategic Fund Board approved the Act 7 inter-local agreement for the I-69 International Trade Corridor to become the state’s largest Next Michigan Development Corporation, Feb. 27. The I-69 NMDC covers four counties — Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair and Shiawassee – 33 municipalities, major transportation assets such as Bishop International Airport, Canadian National […]

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Chrysler Brand, Anderson Cooper Show Donate Minivan to Area Family in Need

Who says it doesn’t “pay” to watch TV these days? This notion was certainly true for the Ewing family of Canton recently. Katarra Ewing, the mother of the family, was watching the “Anderson” TV talk show program a few months ago – the show starring journalist Anderson Cooper in New York. She applied for a vehicle through the “Anderson, I […]