Kettering hockey moves to Polar Palace

LAPEER— Hockey fans in Lapeer may be pleased to learn that for the first time in the venue’s history, the Polar Palace will be the home for college hockey. After skating several years at Burton’s Ice Mountain Arena, the Kettering University men’s hockey team has decided to make the Polar Palace their home rink. “We’re just very excited that they […]

Cleaning up after the flood

FLINT TWP. — In the wake of widespread flooding after a record rainfall on May 3, most of the township board meeting Monday night was spent answering questions from affected parties. Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright; Robert Case, Flint’s water pollution control supervisor and State Senator John Gleason were among those in attendance to address concerns. Wright said 9 […]

Sports Shorts

MHSAA urged to make changes

LANSING — The Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of representative took the exceptional step May 4 of jointly signing a letter of support in the Eric Dompierre case, asking that the Michigan High School Athletic Association quickly adopt a new policy that would permit students with disabilities to play sports in their senior year in certain specific and limited […]

Corunna Road bar liquor license a no go

FLINT TWP. — The township board was unanimous in its disapproval of a liquor license for a bar on Corunna Road with a history of being a trouble spot. The application from Econo Pub of Novi to operate the Valley Pub, 4186 Corunna Rd., requested the transfer a Class C liquor license with a dance permit from M & H […]


GOLF On Tuesday, Carman-Ainsworth traveled to Flushing Valley Country Club for a Big Nine Jamboree. Davison won with a 153, Flint Powers was second with a 165, Flushing was third with a 176 and the Cavaliers were fourth with a 194. The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ golf team participated in the Genesee County Tournament on May 7 at the Clio Country Club. […]

Mall health fair highlights prevention, remedies

FLINT TWP. — OrthoMichigan and Michigan Vascular Research Center, both located in Flint Township, were among several exhibitors Saturday at the Flint Health & Wellness Expo held at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Sponsored by Cars 108 radio station and Chasse Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio of Fenton, the one-day event featured several wellness businesses including American Laser Skincare, Fluke […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Money back guarantee

The Fat Guy’s Kentucky Derby picks weren’t worth the paper the numbers were printed on. My horse, Union Rags, was pinched at the start of the race and trapped. Union Rags never could recover from the bad start. That, my horse racing friends, is the problem with a 20-horse field. A bad start and you are doomed. I thought he […]

Coming up at The Whiting

GENESEE COUNTY — The Whiting unveiled its 2012- 2013 line-up May 4. Wendi Fournier, advertising and promotions manager, addressed a few hundred people at the season line-up announcement event. Before introducing the schedule of performances she gave thanks to the sponsors: Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Flint, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Arts Midwest, the […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Leave the Driving to . . . Your Car?

Cadillac is road testing a semiautonomous technology it calls “Super Cruise” that is capable of fully automatic steering, braking and lane-centering in highway driving under certain optimal conditions. The system could be ready for production vehicles by mid-decade. Super Cruise is designed to ease the driver’s workload on the freeway, in both bumper-to- bumper traffic and on long road trips […]