CROSS COUNTRY The Cavaliers traveled to the Linden Invitational last Saturday and finished 21st with 441 points. Linden won the race with 67, Brother Rice was second with 78 and Livonia Stevenson was third with 126. James Johnson led the Cavaliers with a 43rd place finish in 18:06. Linden’s Roger Phillips won the race in 16:13. The Lady Cavaliers also […]

Yoga Path to hold art & craft show Oct. 20

DAVISON TWP. — When Sherri Ananich was laid-off from her job as an architect last year, she turned her efforts toward her love of painting. Ananich’s oil paintings drew so much attention from those who followed her work she found she was able to sell and show her work. Her paintings will be on display at the Yoga Path, 1086 […]

Sugar beets, carrots weather drought

LAPEER COUNTY — Hunters looking for bait choices will see a definite drop in the number of apples available, but sugar beets weathered the state’s summer drought well and should be in abundance along with carrots and enough dry corn to go around. Apples weren’t the only crop hurt by the early spring warm weather that followed with an uncharacteristic […]

In brief

Bob Evans reopening BURTON — Bob Evans, 1700 S. Center Rd., will hold it grand reopening at 7 a.m. Sept. 29. The store has undergone a complete remodeling job and now has a bakery as part of its offerings to the public. Details: Call 810- 742-5330. — G.G. Security Credit Union hosts “Support Our Troops” drive FLINT — Security Credit […]


THROUGH MARCH 31Rabbit Hunting season statewide. THROUGH MARCH 1Squirrel hunting season statewide. THROUGH NOV. 14Fall wild turkey hunting season, grouse hunting season. THROUGH NOV. 16Duck hunting season, north zone. SEPT. 24-NOV. 7Woodcock hunting season statewide. SEPT. 29-DEC. 29Regular Canada Geese hunting season middle zone. OCT. 1-NOV. 14Archery deer hunging season statewide. OCT. 1-JAN. 1, 2013 Thursday, September 27, 2012 Baiting […]

The VIEW from here

The Magnificent Seven ride again

Growing up, I made a few close friends and I have kept them as friends for more than 30 years now. Some of them even longer. I’ve made friends with people since, but not like the group of seven I was a part of as teenager. Those times, and those six friends of mine, are irreplaceable. I’ve written of reunions […]


Smart headlights, emergency response systems and reverse monitoring features rank highest in car technologies that benefit mature drivers, according to The Hartford and MIT AgeLab’s Top Technologies for Mature Drivers Research. “Since drivers over the age of 50 are more likely than any other age group to purchase the types of vehicles that contain modern technologies, we set out to […]

Youth sought for flying careers

FLINT TWP. — As a boy growing up in Detroit, Charles Menard remembers his love for going to Detroit City Airport where he could walk right up to pilots and talk to them about flying. The thrill of watching planes flying overhead bound for Selfridge Air Force Base was firmly impressed on his young mind. Menard grew up to become […]


Three new Cadillac models, including the ATS sport sedan, have a new advanced safety system that can automatically stop the vehicle in low-speed conditions to help avoid crashes. Cadillac’s Front and Rear Automatic Braking acts like a “virtual bumper,” slamming on the brakes as a last resort to help drivers in heavy traffic or even in parking lots and driveways […]