Board honors long-time public servant

FLINT TWP. — Richard Ruhala, a well-known attorney, was recognized at the township board meeting last week for 37 years of public service. A proclamation issued by the township board acknowledged him for serving as a township trustee from 1984 to 1990, for 17 years on the Planning Commission and five years on the Economic Development Board. He was cited […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 4The 18th Annual Lapeer West Football Club GolfScramble will take place at LAPEER COUNTRYCLUB. The cost of $75 per person includes 18 holesof golf, cart and lunch. Please get your entries in by4/26/13. Details: Mike Smith at 667-2423 ext. 3232,Pat Cronin at 664-1711 or Bob Rowden at 664-4906. SATURDAY, MAY 1812th annual Lapeer County Hockey Association golfouting. Metamora […]

Good police work solves several crimes

FLINT TWP. — Bank robberies and home invasions were among crimes recently solved due to excellent police work, Township Police Chief George Sippert reported to the township board last week. “I am really proud of what our detectives did regarding bank robberies at Citizens Bank,” he said. “We solved a total of four Flint Township robberies.” The Citizens Bank branch […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Cardinals trump Wolverines

The Louisville Cardinals are the champions of college basketball for the 2012-13 season. Michigan fell short in its bid to win it all by a score of 82-76. In the first half, Michigan jumped out to a 12-point lead only to lead by one point at halftime, 38- 37. Luke Hancock hit four straight three balls to close out the […]

Local student receives WMU’s top undergraduate honor for 2013

FLINT TWP. — Danielle M. Mattar, a graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School, has been named a 2013 Presidential Scholar at Western Michigan University, the highest honor that is bestowed on an undergraduate. She is one of is 44 students in WMU’s 6,386-member senior class to receive the award. The Presidential Scholar award goes to the most outstanding seniors in each […]


THROUGH APRILWednesday Indoor Youth Archery at Lapeer County Sportsmen’sClub. 6:30 p.m.Indoor Archery Shooting at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Callclub for details: 810-724-6579. THROUGH OCTOBERHandgun and trap shooting at the Marlette Sportsmen’sAssociation. Open to anyone wishing to shoot handguns everyTuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m., trap shooting everySunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Theclub is located […]

In brief

Tech whiz to talk to WFBA group FLINT TWP.— Mike Klein, CEO of Online Technologies, 5225 Exchange Dr., will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. April 17 at Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet in the Target Plaza on Miller Road. Klein will talk about Cloud Computing for Small Business and […]


Dodge had some big news at the recent New York Auto Show – the introduction of the 2014 Durango. When Dodge reintroduced the Durango in 2011, it earned accolades from customers and critics alike. The PBS show, “Motor Week,” for example, gave it the Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Large Utility. “When the Durango was first launched in 1998, it […]

The VIEW from here

Sure sign of spring — potholes

I f you had any doubt spring is just around the corner, take a drive down almost any road in Genesee County and you’ll see — surer than pulling a furry rodent out of his hole in the dead of winter — that pothole season has arrived. That means spring can’t be too far away, that is, of course, if […]


Today’s truck buyer wants it all, and GM says its engineers and designers have delivered with the 2014 Sierra 1500 V8- powered full-size pickup, which, according to GM, has the best fuel economy and capability among truck competitors when equipped with the new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8. The new EcoTec3 V8 achieves an EPAestimated fuel economy rating of 16 mpg city […]