In brief

I-69 freeway sign upgrade scheduled in Genesee and Lapeer counties GENESEE COUNTY — Orange construction cones began popping up like spring crocuses this week with the start of freeway sign upgrades on I-69 scheduled to last all summer. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced a $3 million upgrade for freeway signs along eastbound and westbound I-69 in Genesee […]

Spring Sports Previews

BASEBALL One area the Cavaliers won’t be lacking in this season is arm strength. Combine that with the lessons this squad learned last season and things can only get brighter for third-year head coach Tom Miller. “This year we have pitching and experience. I will have 10 pitchers on the team with six kids who can start and six of […]

CDBG funds slated for road improvement

FLINT TWP. — Road improvements on Algonac Street and Eberly Road will be paid for this spring with remaining Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The township board unanimously approved of the expenditure at its March 18 meeting. Funding is coming from an unexpended CDBG fund balance of $55,528 most of which must be spent by April 30. Estimates from […]

Dropping a line

GISD recognized by Keep Genesee County Beautiful

GENESEE COUNTY — At its March 26 regular meeting, the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) Board of Education received the 2012 Certificate of Honorable Mention from the Keep Genesee County Beautiful organization for its Health, Safety and Nutrition Services’ Healthy Garden Project. The Healthy Gardens Project involves schools in Atherton, Bendle, Mt. Morris, and Westwood Heights school districts and is […]

Sports Shorts

All are welcome FLINT TWP. — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education program is offering Baseball for Kids 7-8, 9-10 and 11-13 years of age on Tuesday and Thursdays from May 28-June 27 at 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. for $60, or $75 with a shirt, hat pants and helmet. Playoff games are scheduled for July 9 and 11 and the […]

The VIEW from here

All the signs are there — I’m getting old

I have chronicled here, from time to time, my slide into old age. I realize 46 isn’t really that old, but I sometimes look at it as the gateway to my senior years. Sort of like saying your kid is 10 going on 16 — well there are days I feel like 46 going on 66. Recently I’ve had a […]

’98 Storm title banner unveiled

LAPEER — The ’98 Lapeer Storm travel hockey team went 13-3 in the regular season to win the Little Caesars Bantam AA Howe 3 East title. The banner will hang at the Polar Palace in Lapeer. Pictured from left, in back row: Jacob Wood, Davison; Coach Victor Posa, Grand Blanc; Noah Jones, Metamora; Assistant Coach Rick Robbins, Davison; Matt Wilson, […]

New health-care school graduates its first class

FLINT TWP. — One month ago, six women started classes at Charter Health Care Training Center, 1055 Charter Drive, with a goal of getting a better-paying job and career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.). Now they are ready to graduate. Charter’s C.N.A. training program is one of many being offered to prepare workers needed in the health-care field, said […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Improbable stunner

The Michigan Wolverines made plans for a trip to Atlanta, Georgia and the Final Four after two victories over the weekend. The Wolverines’ tournament run looked over on Friday night against Kansas. Michigan was down 10 points with a little over two minutes left in the basketball game, but put on a fierce rally. Trey Burke’s second half was large, […]