One of mall’s oldest retailers closes doors

FLINT TWP. — After about 88 years in business, including 42 at the Genesee Valley Center mall, Bakers Shoe store is closing. Bakers Footwear Group, In, based in St. Louis, Missouri, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October and tried to right the ship by liquidating 150 of its 213 stores nationwide. But reorganization efforts to secure a buyer collapsed […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

The table is set

The San Francisco Forty-Niners and the Baltimore Ravens will meet on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3. How did they get to the Super Bowl? The San Francisco boys went on the road to Atlanta and took down the number-one seeded Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons jumped out to a 17-0 lead and were rolling. The Dome was rocking and real loud. […]

CTI helps SMBs keep network running smoothly

BURTON — Communications Technologies Incorporated, a leading provider of unified communications and technology management services, has announced the launch of their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management services. With more and more organizations finding themselves facing the challenges of a BYOD environment, Communications Technologies Incorporated’s solutions are coming at just the right time. Increasingly, organizations are recognizing the need for […]

Raiders lose nail-biter in hockey overtime

FLINT – Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth’s hockey team scored three goals in 90 seconds to tie the game and send it into overtime when the squad faced Grand Blanc last Saturday. Early into overtime, Grand Blanc scored a sudden-death goal, ending the game, 7-6. Jordy Makranyi put Flushing on the board first, assisted by Michael Montpas and Andrew Sanborn. The first period […]

In brief

Men’s event at IMA Brookwood BURTON — A brand new, can’t miss, gotta be there men’s event — Burgers, Brews & Dudes at IMA Brookwood Golf Club, Feb. 8, from 3-7 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the IMA Recreation Association and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint. The event is sponsored by The […]


The 2013 Cadillac ATS triumphed over 14 other vehicles from a global pack of automakers to bring home the North American Car of the Year award. A panel of 49 automotive journalists gave top marks to the compact luxury sports sedan, scrutinizing every new car released in the past year, including entries from Chrysler LLC and Ford Motor Co., as […]

Yeo & Yeo names Hollerback President & CEO

SAGINAW— The principals of Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants have elected Thomas E. Hollerback, CPA, CFF, CFE, president & CEO of Yeo & Yeo. He assumes responsibility for the firm’s eight Michigan offices. In addition to managing the CPA practice, he becomes the CEO of affiliates Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting and Affiliated Medical Billing. Hollerback is a […]


The new Ram 1500 has been named 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year by a panel of 49 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada who serve as the voting jurors. The winners were announced at a news conference last week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. “For the Ram Truck Brand, this ranks as one […]

Student returns home from South Africa

FLINT TWP. — After a nearly sixmonth stay in South Africa as an exchange student, Rani Richardson, a Carman- Ainsworth High School junior, recently returned home with a broader world view and greater appreciation of being an American. Rani is the first Carman-Ainsworth student to travel with the Youth for Understanding international educational exchange program to South Africa, which began […]

In brief

Gala planned to celebrate Rembert’s work FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will celebrate the opening of the exhibition Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace with the 6th Annual Community Gala on Jan. 26. The gala will feature a conversation at 6 p.m. with artist Winfred Rembert and Bartholomeu Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hudson River Museum. The evening […]