Tornado relief near and far

GM, United Way, school groups, and more pitch in

FLINT TWP — Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the Beecher tornado, one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history that cut a 27-mile-long path of destruction through northern Genesee County, leaving 116 dead, 844 injured, more than 600 homes and buildings destroyed or damaged and about $19 million in damage. In the aftermath, disaster relief poured in from all […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Bad blood?

It’s Monday night and the Pacers have pushed the favored Miami Heat to a game seven. I am really looking forward to watching this hoop game. LeBron James has not received much help from his teammates so far in this series. It has been the LeBron James show one hundred percent. I am not a LeBron hater like many NBA […]

In brief

Document shredding FLINT TWP. — Township residents can bring confidential papers for shredding to the township hall to be shredded from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8. A mobile shredding truck will be on hand to process the documents. Residents are asked to limit their load to no more than two boxes per vehicle to ensure that everyone […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JUNE 8The 6th Annual Lapeer East Football Golf Outing will takeplace at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. The cost of $360per foursome includes lunch at the turn, steak dinner,skins entries, raffle tickets and more. Shotgun start forthe scramble is at 8 a.m. Details: jweingartz@mkchambers.com. SATURDAY, JUNE 15The 15th Annual Marine Corps League Golf Outing willtake place at IMA BROOKWOOD GOLF COURSE.The […]

Bridge project in Swartz Creek to begin next week

SWARTZ CREEK — On June 15, the bridge project on South Morrish road between Miller and Hill roads will begin. The road will be temporarily closed to through traffic with detours set up on Miller to Seymour roads (south to Hill), and also Elms Road south to Hill Road. The project will take approximately three months, said Tom Svrcek, director […]

Kombat coming to Lapeer

LAPEER -– In an effort to provide local fighters with a platform to compete that was both safe and fair, Kombat Promotions started hosting shows in Lapeer County in 2011. Now, the promotion has grown to the point that it needs to start performing at bigger venues, making its upcoming amateur Mixed Martial Arts show at the Polar Palace on […]

Sweet Adelines seeks newcomers

DAVISON TWP. — Real women. Real harmony. Real fun. The Sweet Adelines International is celebrating 67 years of barbershop singing. Come join the fun and harmonize with new friends. Everyone is welcome to their open house, every Monday at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., from 7-10 p.m. Details: Call 810-742-0977 or visit www.songofthelakes.webs.com. — G.G.

Cavs’ softball bows out in district semifinals

FLUSHING — Carman- Ainsworth saw its softball season end in the Div. 1 district semifinals last Saturday, with a 12-0 loss to eventual champion Kearsley. The Cavaliers managed no hits in the five-inning game, but had four baserunners on walks. Alanna Gleason reached base twice on a walk and a hit by pitch. Madison Cox pitched the distance, and Meghan […]

Caring Community Credit Unions campaign begins

GENESEE COUNTY — The 4th Annual Caring Community Credit Unions Campaign will begin on Monday, June 3 and will run through June 28 at 13 credit unions throughout north eastern Michigan. Thirteen credit unions in the FBEM service area are stepping forward to help their neighbors in need. Each participating credit union came up with creative ideas and fun competition […]


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 […]