Two sales operators approved

FLINT TWP. — From encyclopedias to vacuum cleaners and life insurance to snake oil, door-to-door sales have a long and storied history. But scam artists and thieves have created the need for municipalities to regulate such sales. In Flint Township, door-to-door salespeople are required to have a permit, be fingerprinted and to abide by specified hours of operation. With warm […]

Sports Shorts

Mixed martial arts results LAPEER — In a journey that included a four-year wrestling career at Grand Valley State University after starting Tang Soo Do classes when he was four years old, Almont native Sean Cooper reached a major milestone last Saturday at the Polar Palace by earning the right to face Flint’s Eddie Evans for the Kombat Promotions amateur […]

In brief

Road repair underway FLINT TWP. — Resurfacing work on Bristol Road was scheduled to begin last Monday and continue until Aug. 30. Traffic will be maintained via lane shifts. The Genesee County Road Commission is advising motorists to proceed with caution and allow extra time to each destinations via this route. — R.S. Meetings to discuss plans for old GM […]

Tee Time

.SATURDAY, JUNE 22The 3rd Annual L.E.W.A. Golf Scramble (a fundraiser forthe Lapeer East Wrestling Team) will take place atDEVIL’S RIDGE GOLF COURSE. Early registration feeof $85 includes green fees, cart, driving range, lunch,drink tickets, grilled dinner and prizes. Registration feethe day of the event is $95. Check in is at 7:30-8:30 anda shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Details: Chris […]

The Young Marines name six national ‘Units of the Year’

Division 5 — Genesee County Unit (MI) honored BURTON — The Young Marines youth organization named the Genesee County Unit from Division 5 in Michigan one of six national Units of the Year. Under the command of Eric Shaw, the unit meets in Burton. The announcement was made at the annual Adult Volunteer Leaders conference held May 18, in Reno, […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

I told you so!

What did I tell you about that NBA Finals format and the dreaded 2-3-2 series set up. The Spurs, of course, could not win three straight games against the Miami Heat! The series now shifts back to Miami with the Spurs up 3-2 in the series. Game six was Tuesday night and the Miami Heat should have won that basketball […]

The VIEW from here

Every guy should have a man-cave

At a recent visit with friends of ours — Joe and Lisa — for a bonfire I had the opportunity to get the grand tour. When I say grand tour, it wasn’t a chance to browse through their home, but instead Joe showed me around his most sacred of places in the residence. I was taken to see the pole […]

Lions football camp once again a success

GRAND BLANC — The Detroit Lions’ Youth Football Camp seems to be a recurring theme on the Grand Blanc high school football practice field each summer, and it’s easy to see why. Dozens of boys and girls between ages six and 14 continue to show up for the camp, and in an enthusiastic manner, to say the least. Each year […]

Signs changed at former Citizens Bank branches

FLINT TWP. — Citizens Bank has served the Flint-area since 1871. But the trusted old name was officially retired last week when its new owner, FirstMerit Corporationå of Akron, Ohio, put up new signs. Sign removal and installation crews were spotted on site last week at the Citizens branches on Miller, Linden and Beecher roads in the township. Citizens’ familiar […]


Chrysler had the distinction recently of having three of its vehicles win “Best in Class” awards from automotive research group AutoPacific in its 17th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). It was a three-peat for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, named Best-In-Class Mid-Size SUV for the third year in a row. AutoPacific also named the Chrysler Town & Country Bestin Class Minivan […]