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The VIEW from here

Wrapping up a summer with tags

As the summer winds down and fall looms just a matter of weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to share my latest offering of vanity plates, collected from across the county and throughout the state. Here’s some the plates I’ve noticed over the summer months: FLINTSTR — Is he calling himself a “Flintster?” Is that some […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Gridiron openers

College football arrived this past weekend and MSU escaped with a 17-13 victory over Boise State. Michigan was hammered and manhandled by the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday night in Dallas Cowboy Stadium, 41-14. The 90,413 paying customers was the largest ever in Dallas Stadium to witness a college football game. The crowd was divided half and half with Alabama […]

Binelli wins treasurer vote recount by 25

FLINT TWP. — In a recount last week of ballots for the township treasurer, Marsha Binelli remained the winner. She gained one additional vote, brining her total to 1310 votes — 25 more than her challenger Donald Thompson, who received 1285 votes, according to information provided by township clerk Kim Courts. Thompson requested the recount because of the narrow margin. […]

Peace Mob Gardens

Idea to revitalize properties takes root

BURTON — Phillip Jacks would sit on a porch on Illinois Avenue on Flint’s Eastside a few years back with friends looking out to an abandoned lot talking about ideas on how the neighborhood could be recreated. The group started by cleaning up that lot and building a garden and calling themselves the Peace Mob Gardens making Jacks the lead […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8Lapeer American Legion “Keeping it Alive” Golf Outing will takeplace at ROLLING HILLS GOLF COURSE. Register deadlinewas Monday, Sept. 3. Details: 810-664-9312 or 810-664-8418. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9Area 13 Special Olympics Classic Golf Tournament will be held atLAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Shotgun start for the four-personscramble is at 9 a.m. Cost is $80 per golfer. Details: LaneOdalovich at 810-9338-8377. SUNDAY, […]

Schools get 2011-12 Report Card

FLINT TWP. — Two Bs and five Cs are the report grades for Carman Ainsworth Schools from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for the 2011-12 school year. Randels and Rankin elementary schools rated B grades while the Cs went to the high school, middle school and Dye, Dillon and Woodland elementaries. The report card also sets the bar for […]


MARY L. ZEEMAN of Davison, age 85, passed away September 2, 2012 at Hurley Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday), September 6, 2012, at Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, 7400 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, MI; the Rev. Kevin Harbin officiating. Cremation will follow the service. There will be visitation at the church for […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

CHRYSLER FORESEES 2013 RAM PICKUP AS A HIT AT $23,585 Chrysler has announced pricing for 2013 on the Ram 1500 truck and it is backing up the vehicle’s value with plenty of statistics and information about what the truck is delivering to customers. Chrysler says, it is delivering bestin class fuel economy of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg high- […]

Genesys to hold helmet, bike safety event

DAVISON — Genesys Trauma Services will hold a bicycle and helmet safety event at Jack Abernathy Regional Park bike trail this weekend. The event will take place Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. when the public is invited to stop by the Genesys Trauma Services tent, which will be located along the trail, where cyclists can have their helmet checked […]