Township will pay to salt roads twice this year

FLINT TWP. — The township board will participate in the Genesee County Road Commission’s 2012 Dust Control Program and has agreed to pay for two applications of calcium chloride on unpaved public limestone and gravel roads. The Road Commission will pick up the total cost of the first application in late April of a 38 percent calcium chloride mixture at […]

Encroachment Initiative Resolution to protect state public lands

GENESEE COUNTY — The people of Michigan own more than 4.5 million acres of land that is managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This land is open and available to the public for recreational purposes, such as hunting, fishing and camping. Michigan’s public land base contributes significantly to the state’s economy, in recreation opportunities, as well as mineral […]

Officer to be promoted to sergeant

FLINT TWP. — A township police officer soon will be promoted to sergeant to fill a need for more experienced supervisors, at the request of Police Chief George Sippert. At its April 2 meeting, the township board authorized Sippert to request an eligible candidate for promotion from the Civil Service Commission. The budgeted position is open due to recent retirements […]


As reporters, we’re often tasked with taking the negative aspects and turning them positive. Sometimes, though, it’s just a matter of telling it like it is, positive or not. Several negative national story lines seem to steer the ship in that direction over the past week or so. Greece is trying to disguise its big black eye after having to […]

Board mulls surplus property policy

FLINT TWP. — A request from the Fire Department to sell surplus equipment online came with a legal opinion from the township attorney about public property sales. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a request last week from Fire Chief John Ringwelski to sell 100 lengths of fire hose and 15 used air tanks on the eBay auction or Craigslist […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Masterful drama

The Masters provided playoff holes on Sunday and high drama at Augusta National in Georgia. Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen were the golfers providing the high drama. On the second playoff hole, Watson whistles his tee shot in the woods on the pine straw. Louis has the Masters tournament driver’s seat if he can stripe a three wood down the […]

In brief

Warehousing leader to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP.— Rick Valley, vice president of NorthGate, 3367 Corunna Road, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, noon to 1:15 p.m. April 18., at Valley Coney Island on the southwest corner of Miller and Linden roads. Valley will talk about how his company move goods […]


APRIL 20 & 21 2012 NRA Basic Personal Protections outside the home. Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club. Larry Stolle (248) 840- 0329. APRIL 21 Cowboy Long Range Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Rd. noon-4 p.m. APRIL 22 Cowboy Regular Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Rd. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. APRIL 28 2012 […]

Mom and pop printing business opens with a zip

FLINT TWP. — If the name of a new business on Bristol Road – Zuddles – doesn’t make you stop and wonder, then the bright colors and blue cheetah logo prominently displayed on the entrance sign and vehicle parked out front probably will get your attention. Zuddles is the brainchild of Kelly Sharkey of Burton who owns the commercial design, […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Ford Uses Fox TV Show ‘Alcatraz’ to Re-Create Famous 1968 Bullitt Chase Scenes of police officers chasing down bad guys in fast cars have been a staple of film and television for decades. Some of the most iconic examples of the breed have involved the Ford Mustang including a 1968 pursuit through the hilly streets of San Francisco. That, of […]