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 […]