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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Meth set-up at motel busted

FLINT TWP. — Officers from the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) arrested a Kentucky man June 5 at the Home Town Inn, 3277 Miller Road, for possession of components to set up a meth lab. Meth, short for Methamphetamine, is a dangerous and illegal street drug in the same class as cocaine. Highly addictive, it is a stimulant associated with […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Crossfade with special guests Weaving the Fate and Candlelight Red, June 14. Tickets are $15 in advance. The bands Sleepless Malice, Deadringer, The Black Order, Redfield Burning and Six Seconds to Oblivion will perform June 15. This is a low dough […]