In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department received a donation of $1,523 from employees at McLaren Health Plan. An incorrect amount was reported last week. — R.S. National Prescription Drug Take-back Day is Saturday FLINT TWP. — The Michigan State Police Post at 4481 Corunna Road and Swartz Creek High School at 1 Dragon Drive are […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Prickly seating

The Nashville Predators decided in five games to hand out golf cart keys to the Detroit Red Wings. Yes, our favorite hockey club will be teeing it up this weekend. A first-round exit here in April does not sit well with us Red Wing fans. We have been super spoiled by the Red Wings’ success in the playoffs, although not […]

NorthGate seeks to capture new business with changes

FLINT TWP. — Picture the empty slots remaining after all the chewing gum is removed from a package of Doublemint and there you have what inspired the late Jack Goggins to invent the patented Gumwrapper packaging system. That’s what on the trucks leaving North- Gate’s corporate headquarters, 3367 Corunna Road, to make daily just-in-time deliveries to the General Motors Service […]

Sports Shorts

Dare Devil Dash returns in July BROWN CITY — The 2012 Dare Devil Dash is already accepting registrations for the July 28 race at Brown City Park. Runners will face mud, water and more than one dozen obstacles. New this year is the Little Dare Devils one mile, entry fee of $10, the individual 5K race costs $35 and the […]

Whitson joins VIEW Newspapers

BURTON — VIEW Newspapers would like to welcome Lyn An Whitson to the sales team. Whitson, a Davison resident, came on board April 17 as an advertising sales consultant, specializing in the Burton area. “My favorite thing about advertising is that I get to work one on one with my customers to help them meet their advertising needs,” Whitson said. […]


Golf The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ golf team participated in the 22nd Lapeer Tuneup last Friday at the Lapeer Country Club. The Cavaliers finished 20th out of 21 teams with a 408 total. Jacob Linder led the way with a 99, Haywood Petty shot a 102, Andrew Ford carded a 103, Kameron Rytlewski had a 104 and Jack Baker carded a 111. […]

McLaren plans to acquire CareSource MI

FLINT — McLaren Health Plan has announced it has reached an agreement to purchase CareSource Michigan, a 34,500- member Medicaid health maintenance organization (HMO) based in Lansing, and operated by CareSource, the nation’s second largest Medicaid managed health care plan, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation must review and approve the proposed transaction before […]

Hockey tourney raises money, food donations

BURTON— For the second year in a row, the annual high school hockey alumni tournament hit the ice this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Burton’s Ice Mountain Arena. Eightthousand spectators poured into the two-rink facility over the course of the tournament, which helped the tournament organizers raise more than $1,500, as well as 2,000 boxes of cereal, in an […]

In brief

BNI offers referral system SWARTZ CREEK — BNI (Business Network International) will help you find a structured way to go after the business you want. BNI is a referral organization that helps you gain qualified referrals for your business. There are thousands of BNI chapters all over the world, all following the same successful model — because it works. Each […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Dodge Dart ‘A Groundbreaking Car’ The 2013 Dodge Dart, say Chrysler officials, leverages the world-class architecture and DNA of Alfa Romeo and then infuses it with Dodge passion and design. “The all-new Dodge Dart is a groundbreaking car, offering features and benefits never before found in a compact car,” said Reid Bigland, president and CEO, Dodge Brand. “With class-leading style, […]