Goodrich resident loses house in severe storm

GOODRICH — Sources report at least one tornado touch-down as storms rolled through the area overnight, but Fire Chief Fred Forys said as of the morning of May 29, clean-up was just getting started. Forys and Atlas Township officials are assembling teams and coordinating damage assessment to several areas — the hardest hit being near the intersection of Gale and […]


BASEBALL In what was slated to be a non-conference twinbill, Carman-Ainsworth defeated Lapeer West, 7- 2, in five innings because of rain last Wednesday. Earning the decision was Noah Reed with one hit and four walks allowed with five strikeouts. At the plate for Carman-Ainsworth, Brennan Gleason had two hits, Entrice Mitchell added a double and two RBI and posting […]

Graff sale approved, business staying in family

DAVISON — It’s official. General Motors has signed off on the purchase of most of the Hank Graff dealerships by Graff’s son, Chris Graff. Chris Graff, 42, said that while he’s owned the Davison dealership for some time now, he had gradually been working to assume ownership over the rest of the car sales empire built by his father and […]


THROUGH OCTOBERHandgun and trap shooting at the Marlette Sportsmen’sAssociation. Open to anyone wishing to shoot handgunsevery Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m., trap shootingevery Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at6 p.m. The club is located 2 miles west and 4-1/2 milesnorth of Marlette. Details: Bill Maher at 989-635-7072. JUNE 7Get Kids in the Outdoors Charity Sporting Clays […]

Hall Chrysler honors loyal employee

FENTON — Brothers Tim and Jim Hall were in a tight spot a little over eight years ago when they were opening Hall Chrysler in Fenton. Then Ed Hyypio walked in the door and said, “I am here to help you in any way possible to help you get your business started.” “I have extensive experience in the automotive industry, […]


For the first time in more than 10 years, domestic automakers had more winning vehicles than the imports in a quality study. Research-based consultancy Strategic Vision reported that news in its “Best 2013 Total Quality Vehicles” list. GM, Chrysler and Ford all had something to celebrate with the release of the research firm’s 18th annual Total Quality Index vehicle winners. […]

In brief

Tropi Tan supports Safe Graduation Celebration FLINT — In an effort to encourage 2013 high school grads to celebrate their accomplishments in drug-and alcohol-free environments, Tropi Tan Inc. has committed to giving free tanning sessions until Aug. 11 to nearly 2,700 local students who graduate and attend school-sponsored Project Graduation or postgrad functions. Tropi Tan will give the memberships to […]

10th season of ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ comes to Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — For 10 years, Flint’s “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kearsley Park has drawn rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds. Again this year, the production is going beyond Kearsley Park to parks across the city and county. Admission to all performances (except the opening night fundraising gala at Kearsley Park) is free. Please bring lawn chairs everywhere except Kearsley […]

King Par to hold golf outing

FLUSHING — King Par LLC will hold the third annual King Par Classic for the benefit of the Flint Junior Golf Association, June 24, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. This golf venue was the site of the PGA Tour Buick Open for 50 years. Now, many in the community will experience this pristine course while benefiting the worthy […]

How to protect pets when the mercury rises

Many people anxiously await the return of summer when they can wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts out in the sun. Although humans are able to keep comfortable in the heat by dressing accordingly, pets are not so lucky. Pets can have a difficult time when the temperature soars. Certain animals, such as reptiles or tropical birds, are acclimated to hot […]