Filling in the gaps

School closings across our coverage area could mean for some more league shuffling, or at the very least, some good hard looking around by several schools. Flint Northern is slated to close at the end of the current school year, leaving a gap in the newlyrealigned Saginaw Valley League, and if the proposal to consolidate Lapeer West and Lapeer East […]

Sports Shorts

Future Spartan gets recognized STATEWIDE — Recently www.michiganpreps.com, the in-state affiliate of Yahoo’s www.rivals.com, listed Carman-Ainsworth senior running back Gerald Holmes eighth in its top-10 players rankings for the class of 2013. Holmes is listed as standing in at 6-foot, 205 lbs. and signed his national letter-of-intent to play for Michigan State University this fall on Feb. 5 after visiting […]

UM-Flint hockey surges, falls just short of national title

SPRINGFIELD, MO — The 2012-13 campaign was quite a successful one for the UM-Flint hockey team. Michigan-Flint racked up an astonishing 27 wins in 34 regular season games and cleared itself a path to the national tournament after a strong showing at the regional. That impressive streak continued at nationals, however, UM-Flint fell just one win short of the title […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Not even close

The month of March means squeaky tennis shoes, rims, nets, last-second shots, and a round ball colored orange. Yes, March Madness starts this Thursday around noon time. The Michigan State Spartans tip off at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday and they will play Valparaiso at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Michigan takes the court in the same arena and they take […]

Wild about spring turkeys

GENESEE COUNTY — Spring wild turkey hunters won’t have to travel far to hunt, and many locals are calling Lapeer and Genesee counties better stomping grounds than what they used to find to the north. Jim Miller of the Flint River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is just one of the many hunters switching hunting grounds. “There are […]

All League Honorees

All-Saginaw Valley League- South Girls’ basketball FIRST TEAM PLAYER SCHOOL GR. Kinterra Tomlin Carman- Ainsworth Sr. Ashley Hall Carman- Ainsworth Sr. Kolbie Brow Davison Sr. Mariah Ferris Davison Sr. Tori Bellamy Davison Sr. Chandler Wilson Flushing Jr. Sparkle Taylor Northwestern Sr. Kim Berry Powers Sr. Ally Harron Powers Jr. Chavon Tiggs Southwestern So. SECOND TEAM PLAYER SCHOOL GR. Aliah Stinnett […]


The 2013 Buick Enclave, equipped with standard front center air bag, has received the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. “Safety is a key consideration for all car buyers, and particularly when it comes to family-oriented luxury vehicles,” said Gay Kent, GM general director […]


Producing a car that was named 2013 North American Car of the Year means paying attention to detail. And that’s just what Cadillac did when engineering the ATS’s sight lines. Engineers worked to identify the vehicle attributes needed to maximize ATS’s driving character by making the most of sight lines. New visibility metrics developed from customer clinics in the United […]

Letters to the editor

Government continues to control our lives

Flint Township has some major problems in figuring out what the difference is between parking and storage. In the current financial environment you would think they would have bigger problems, like empty homes and business, or the blight in some places in the township. I received a letter from Mike Myatt, code enforcement officer for Flint Township. The letter states: […]

Family of former trustee/firefighter receives proclamation

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board presented a proclamation Monday night to the family of Randolph Rice, a township employee for 42 years, who passed away on Feb. 27. The proclamation cited Rice’s four years of service as a township trustee, from November 20, 1980 to Nov. 20, 1984; his 42 years as an on-call firefighter; 27 years with […]