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SUNDAY, AUGUST 5Kiana Seddon Benefit Golf Outing 4 person scramblewill take place at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Checkin at7:30 a.m. and tee off at 8 a.m. Cost is $65 per golfer.For further details call 810-614-8142. Registerbefore 8/1/12. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10Davison Area Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annualfour-person Golf Scramble will be held at COPPERRIDGE GOLF CLUB. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.with a […]

Firefighter shortage concerns heating up

FLINT TWP. — A shortage of on-call firefighters is becoming an ongoing issue at township board meetings. Trustee Frank Kasle expressed his concern in a prepared statement at the July 16 board meeting which said in part: “It has come to my attention that we have a historic low in the number of on-call firefighters available for service in Flint […]

Busy kids run mall stores for a day

FLINT TWP. — McKinley Mihailoff hopes to furnish her house with money earned from her new business. But she’s only 10 and the furniture is for a dollhouse she got for her birthday. Her business, TBear’s Henna Hut, was one of eight run by children that were featured last week at Genesee Valley Center mall. All were winners in a […]


AUG. 4JAKES Day, Williams Gunsight and Outfitters. Hosted by FlintRiver Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, FlintRiver Valley Steelheaders, Michigan Bowhunters. Dayincludes archery, shotgun, BB gun shooting, fishing pond,bird house building, fly tying and more. Lunch available onsite. Details: Brian Smith at 810-636-3122. AUG. 6Hunter’s Safety Classes. The Marlette Sportsmen’s Associationwill be teaching Hunter’s Safety at the Marlette Sportsmen’sClub. […]

Board sets organization plans for coming school year

FLINT TWP. —Under the old school election schedule, any new school board members would have been elected last month and ready to be sworn in July 18 at Carman- Ainsworth’s annual July reorganization meeting. Instead, the board made tentative plans to hold another organization meeting in January should new board members be elected. The change is due to a new […]

GB resident wins Baker’s Ed Kurtz Scholarship

FLINT — Officials at Baker College of Flint have announced Monica Foster as the recipient of the 2012 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship award. Foster received a $2,500 scholarship that is awarded to a Baker student who demonstrates academic achievement and either a commitment to community service or a successful balance of work, family and school obligations. “In addition to successfully […]

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Despite Economy, U.S. on Track for 14M Auto Sales

Weekly and monthly new car sales trends, and other indicators, suggest that in spite of ongoing economic struggles domestically and abroad, the U.S. car market is nonetheless on track to realize a 14-million-unit year. In fact, new vehicle sales are projected to hit 14 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in July, 2012, consistent with the 14.3 million average pace […]

Township board accepts donation of burial plots

FLINT TWP. — Township trustees faced a grave situation with a bit of humor at its meeting July 16. A donation of seven burial plots at the township-operated Bristol Road Cemetery caused Supervisor Karyn Miller to jest that it coincidentally matched the number of trustees. Trustee Frank Kasle then quipped that in that case the board should only accept six […]

In brief

Reunion with a Cause supports Genesys cancerpatients HOLLY — Genesys, in partnership with the Holly community, sponsors the ninth annual Reunion with a Cause, Aug. 10, from 6-10:30 p.m., at the Holly High School track (6161 E. Holly Road). One hundred percent of the proceeds from the fundraising event go to help Genesys cancer patients with special financial needs. The […]

Township board remains nearly the same

FLINT TWP. — In a show of confidence during challenging economic times, township voters retained all Board of Trustees incumbents in Tuesday’s primary election. All are Democrats and will move on to November’s general election unchallenged. With all 15 precincts reporting, current Supervisor Karyn Miller got 2,243 votes (65 pct) to fend off challenger Shelly King nearly two to one. […]