2012-06-14

Bible quiz team from Creek heading to nationals




SWARTZ CREEK — The Bible quiz team of Higher Praise Church in Swartz Creek is headed to Dallas for a national Bible quiz tournament on June 19-22. The quiz team, consisting of 8-12 years olds, won the Junior Bible Quiz Team state championship in Lansing on May 4-5, earning them the chance to compete in Dallas for a national championship. […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Road trip with the Tigs

The Tigers’ Inter-League schedule began over the weekend with a three-game series in Cincinnati. The Tigers took two of three from the Redlegs and took two of three from the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier in May. The Tigers are a solid 4-2 in Inter-league play so far. Maybe the Tigs should join the National League? They seem to fare well in […]

Smiley to host veteran’s summit June 18 in Flint



LANSING — State Representative Charles Smiley (D-Burton) will host a Veteran’s Summit on June 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at VFW Post 822, 5065 S. Saginaw St. in Flint, in partnership with several veteran groups. This event will provide information on services and benefits available to local veterans and give them an opportunity to receive answers to their questions. […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs



MAGAZINE, WEBSITE SAY DURANGO IS AMONG THE ‘BEST FAMILY CARS’ The Dodge Durango regularly gets overshadowed by its sister car, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but the Durango seems to be coming into its own all the same, in a manner of speaking. That’s because, most recently, Edmunds.com and Parents magazine have selected the 2012 Dodge Durango among the “Best Family […]

The VIEW from here

Graduation inspires me to offer words of wisdom

Every year at this time I offer what few words of wisdom I can impart upon graduating high school seniors. Granted, it’s not much, from a man who’s had to learn about everything the hard way, but it’s the least I can do. Grads, I know you’re all probably sick of your parents and everyone else over the age of […]

Crossroads Village carousel celebrates 100 years




BURTON — The Charles W. Parker Carousel, located in Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad, turned 100 this year. The village celebrated June 2 with happy band organ music and games, balloons and a birthday cake to kick off the centennial birthday celebration. The carousel was built in Leavenworth, Kansas and was part of a traveling show that set up at […]

Carman-Ainsworth has a new superintendent




FLINT TWP. — In a surprise announcement Tuesday, the Carman- Ainsworth school board accepted the resignation of Superintendent William Haley and named his successor. Haley, who has been with the district for nearly 11 years and its leader for six, submitted a letter of resignation that was accepted by the board with regret. Patrice Hatcher, board president, stressed that it […]

Woodard Furniture Exhibition at Shiawassee Arts Center



GENESEE COUNTY — It’s summer time and the living is easy breezy with backyard barbecues and other outdoor activities filling up leisure hours. For many families the patio or deck are the center of outdoor living and fortunate families do it with the comfort and style of Woodard outdoor furniture. The high quality furniture has been manufactured in Owosso for […]

No more health benefits for part time trustees




FLINT TWP. — In the latest costcutting move, the board of trustees partly eliminated its own health care coverage. By unanimous vote, the board whacked an estimated $34,000 off annual expenses by eliminating health care insurance for its four part-time trustees. The board’s supervisor, clerk and treasurer serve full time. Currently, two trustees receive health care benefits and two receive […]

In brief



Powers Catholic breaks ground on new campus FLINT — Tradition, history and pride took a giant step toward the future as Father Luke M. Powers High School broke ground on its new campus, June 10. The Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of the Diocese of Lansing presided over the ground breaking and site blessing at 1505 West Court Street in […]


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