In brief

Farmer to address need for innovation, technology in growing healthier food BURTON — How farmers are using innovation and technology to grow healthier food while using fewer resources takes center stage Jan. 9, at the regularly scheduled Burton Chamber of Commerce meeting. Mary Kelpinski of the Michigan Pork Producers Association will address the group at 7:30 a.m. at the ELGA […]

IMA winter bridal show offers unique events

BURTON — Getting married soon or know someone who is? Then the IMA’s 15th Annual Winter Bridal Show is the place to be! Presented by IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center the show will be held Jan. 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at IMA’s beautiful Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center in Burton. Guests will enjoy a delicious bridal buffet, chocolate […]

New dealership development center invites inspired salesmanship

FLINT TWP. — After touring a Business Development Center at a General Motors dealership in the Detroit-area, staff from Patsy Lou Automotive Group decided they did not want a formal, high-tech atmosphere that employees have to be prodded to use. Instead, the new BDC unveiled at Patsy Lou about a week ago is a relaxing, inviting place with motivational signs […]

The VIEW from here

Pay forward generosity all year long

A lthough the wrapping paper and ribbons are now in the wastebasket, and many are already taking down their Christmas trees and decorations, we hope the spirit of the holiday season will last into the New Year and beyond. As the world did not end on Dec. 21, those of us with imperfect lives and characters will now return to […]

In brief

Juniors Taking Advantage of CAHS ACT Workshop FLINT TWP.— Approximately 82 juniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School are participating in the 2nd annual ACT Prep workshop offered to prepare students for the State-mandated ACT in early March. These students will have the opportunity to take a retired ACT assessment twice prior to taking the real ACT. The workshop is designed for […]

Grocer Al Kessel dead at age of 74

GENESEE COUNTY — Grocer Al Kessel, the founder of Kessel Food Markets, which was a chain of supermarkets that served Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and Corunna from 1981-2000, died on Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 74. In addition to the supermarkets, Kessel was also a co-principal owner of Pet Supplies Plus and continued being a merchant with local […]

Township board sets meeting schedule

FLINT TWP. — To meet or not to meet was the question township board members grappled with before approving their 2013 meeting calendar. The board’s normal first and third Monday meeting time some time conflicts with holidays or elections. For example, the board’s May 6 meeting has been bumped to the second Monday because of time needed for a Special […]

Looking back on top news in 2012

FLINT TWP. — An Aerotropolis for economic development got off the ground, major flooding, a groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art Hospitality House for cancer patients, General Motors hiring and a horrific murder on Corunna Road were among top headlines in 2012. Here is a month-by-month look back at significant news events during the past year. January °The year began with a […]