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 […]

In brief

Flint Man critically injured by car in Corunna Road accident FLINT TWP. — A 19-year-old Flint man was struck by a motor vehicle and critically injured in an accident Monday on Corunna Rd. near Houran St. Flint Township Police responded to a report of a pedestrian injury at 10:16 p.m. The injured man was was transported to a local hospital […]

Heat headlines 56th annual games

FLINT — While Flint Olympian Games co-chairpersons Dan Berezny and Rooster Daly may have put in the time and effort to organize and construct everything from locations to scheduling and more, one factor the duo has absolutely no control over is the weather. As such, with the heat on Tuesday once again expected to reach 100 degrees, most of the […]

Japanese-style restaurant opening soon in former Old Country Buffet space

FLINT TWP. — “Hiring now” and “Opening Soon’’ on the building and menu signs posted in the windows herald the coming of the Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet, 3583 Miller Road, in the Genesee Crossing Shopping Center. The 10,450 square-foot site has been undergoing extensive renovations for several weeks. It was previously occupied by an Old Country Buffet restaurant for […]

Fury bounce back, snap losing skid on the road

FLINT— After suffering their first loss of the season to the Capital City Stealth on June 23, the Flint Fury football team took to the road for a tough three-game stretch. The road trip began on June 30 in Cleveland, where the Fury would duke it out with the Midwest Rams. The defensive struggle went down to the end, with […]

HealthPlus recognizes top sales achievers

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan has named account executives Cheryl Wagner and Betsy Condon “2011 Sales Achievers of the Year” for achieving top production in new business sales and enrolled accounts for the company, respectively. Wagner lives in Saginaw and has been employed by HealthPlus for 23 years. Condon, a resident of Burton, has been employed by HealthPlus for 27 […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Bustin’ some moves

The second half of the baseball season starts off well for the Detroit Tigers. Detroit went into Baltimore and took two of three to win the series. Detroit should have really won all three games, but blew a couple of leads in game two after scoring three times in the ninth to tie it. Papa Grande couldn’t close the barn […]