Library reopens after month long closure for renovation

FLINT TWP. — After being closed four weeks for renovations, the Genesee District Library Flint Township branch reopened May 20 and hosted a grand reopening event last week to show off its new look. The $15,000 renovation included new paint, new carpet, electrical work and rearranging shelving, said Cara Birmingham, librarian. Work done included removing doors separating the main library […]

Baseball playoffs prove challenging

FLUSHING — While the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team was finally starting to hit on all cylinders at the end of the 2013 regular season, the Michigan High School Athletic Association championship tournament is a completely different animal. Enter Flint Metro league rival Kearsley and a pitching staff that held the Cavaliers to just two hits for the contest on its […]


Cavaliers soccer ousted from district play

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Davison soccer team fell to Grand Blanc in the opening round of districts last year and the Lady Cardinals were hoping to exact some revenge this year. However, both teams needed to reach the district final. In the semifinals, Davison cruised to a 4-1 victory over host Carman-Ainsworth last Thursday. The Lady Cardinals socred two goals […]

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 […]