In brief

Police escort approved for Bikes on Bricks ride in the fall FLINT TWP. — As it has for the past five years, the township board has given approval for a police escort for Bikes on the Bricks. The 40-mile motorcycle ride starts at the Harley- Davidson dealership on Austin Parkway, heads north along side streets to Court Street then to […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

No comparison

The NBA Finals finished up last week the way many NBA fans thought they would. Yes, the Miami Heat got the job done against the San Antonio Spurs in seven games. The Spurs absolutely blew their chance to win the series by blowing game six. The Spurs had a five-point lead with 20 seconds left and couldn’t close the deal. […]

Township passes on purchase of foreclosed property

FLINT TWP. —About 78 foreclosed township properties are headed for public auction and possibly the growing ranks of land controlled by the Genesee County Land Bank. The township board unanimously approved last week returning to county control a list of tax reverted properties submitted by Genesee County Clerk Deb Cherry. Clerk Kim Courts said the township assessor reviewed the properties […]

All-Star volleyball game a hit

FLINT — Every year, Mott Community College hosts All-Star games for recently graduated high school athletes. This year was no different as the annual Mott Bruin Club All-Star Volleyball game took place on June 19 on the campus of Mott Community College. The Gold team was coached by Tiffany Burghdorf of Davison. Lapeer West’s Kaitlin Eckel was the lone representative […]

Ciena Healthcare offers ‘Medical Hospitality’

GRAND BLANC – Mohamed Qazi, President of Ciena Healthcare, wants people to know that the brand new skilled nursing facility, Regency at Grand Blanc, is not just a another rehabilitation facility. “We’re trying to create a new model,” Qazi stated, “Our patients are really our guests,” he added, in trying to explain what he calls the “Medical Hospitality model”. From […]

Tee Time

MONDAY, JULY 1512th Annual Kiwanis Golf Scramble at METAMORA GOLF &COUNTRY CLUB. 10 a.m. shotgun start, a chance to win$1,000,000. $85 per person skins included. Hole in oneprizes.Details: Craig at (810) 441 – 7336 or emailLCEADRS@yahoo.com SATURDAY, JULY 20The 2ndAnnual Bill Coller Memorial Tournament will takeplace at ROLLING HILLS GOLF CLUB. The cost of $65per player includes 18 holes of […]

The VIEW from here

Never a lack of license plates

Summer is in full swing now and I’m finding a lot of vanity plates on the roads of Genesee County and beyond. As always, people find the most funny, interesting ways to express themselves with their plates. Here’s a few I’ve dug up, some with the help of readers and friends: LOVE2H8 — They say there’s a fine line between […]


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 at 6p.m. The club is located 2 miles west and 4-1/2 milesnorth of Marlette. Details: Bill Maher at 989-635-7072. JULY 4Practice/picnicLapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, noon-4 p.m.Shooting free, but […]

Township officers earn certifications as drug recognition experts

FLINT TWP. — Following up on erroneous public comment a few months ago about township police officers competing with Grand Blanc Township officers to see who could arrest the most drunk drivers, Police Chief George Sippert offered an explanation at the township board meeting last week. Two township officers—Michael Nemecheck and Nicholas Sabo—have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts under […]

Boy’s And Girl’s Track Teams