McLaren breaks ground on hospitality housing for cancer patients and family

FLINT TWP. — Having a place to call home is “the perfect psychological therapy to go along with proton therapy,’’ said Ben Hugan of Grand Blanc, who was among several speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a Hospitality House being built for McLaren’s new Proton Therapy Treatment Center. Hugan has first-hand experience of living in a Hospitality House. When […]


Candidate’s lawsuit against township raised questions

FLINT TWP. — A question raised at the July 2 township board meeting concerned a candidate running for office who was also suing the township. Chuck Hughes, who is running for board trustee, asked during public comment for clarification on the status of a wrongful discharge lawsuit against the township filed by Marsha Binelli, who is running for township treasurer. […]


New law delays decision on bar approval

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees postponed a decision on a liquor license transfer request after learning that its approval may no longer be necessary. A request for Class C liquor license transfer for the Valley Pub, 4186 Corunna Rd. was slated to come before the board for the second time at its Monday night meeting. But the […]

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth hockey coach moves on to juniors

FLINT— We often see several changes to the high school hockey programs in our area, most involving new co-op programs between multiple schools. One of those co-op programs will look a bit different next season, but not because of a new co-op agreement. Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth head coach Jon Jepson will be moving on to coach as an assistant for the Michigan […]

Fire training unit ready for countywide use

FLINT TWP. — Area firefighters had their first lessons last week working with a Mobile Fire Training Facility collectively purchased with help from a federal grant awarded earlier this year. The training unit consists of two 40- foot trailers containing crawl tunnels, an enclosed staircase, a confidence maze, burn room, smoke machines and other fire training features inside a 1,487 […]

Weissend to wrestle at Olivet

FLINT TWP. — Jake Weissend opened a lot of doors when he went undefeated his senior year. The Carman- Ainsworth wrestler had several mat powers around the Midwest clamoring for his services, and he ultimately chose Olivet College, a Div. 3 school southeast of Lansing. Weissend, the Div. 1 state champion with a 58-0 record at 145 pounds, also considered […]

Cigarette butt blamed for Miller Road restaurant fire

FLINT TWP. — Restoration crews arrived at Don Pablo’s Mexican restaurant on Monday to begin restoration work after a fire on Sunday badly damaged the front entrance of the Miller Road business. The fire was believed to be caused by a carelessly discard cigarette, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski, in a report to the township board of trustees Monday night. […]

Hot competition in FJGA play

GRAND BLANC — Temperatures were high, but scores were low in the third major Flint Junior Golf Association tournament of the summer last Monday. In heat that topped 90 degrees before the final group came in, Jordan Harris shot a cool 2-over-par 74 to win the inaugural Mallon Cup Challenge at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. The Grand Blanc […]

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