In brief

Local families needed to host exchange students GENESEE COUNTY — Area families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year as part of an exchange student program. Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home. They […]

Former Cavalier running in Europe

LEUVEN, BELGIUM — The path David Gibson followed to put himself in the position to compete in five track and field meets this month in Belgium for Athletes in Action was a varied one. While this journey may have begun while competing for Carman- Ainsworth, Gibson parlayed that opportunity into a scholarship to Xavier University in Ohio, where he just […]

High school athletes prepare for downtime of summer

LAPEER COUNTY — The summer “dead period” or downtime is a period of seven full consecutive calendar days after school is out in June and after a school’s participation in Michigan High School Athletic Association tournaments is completed where coaches and players can have no contact related to their particular sport. Each high school in the state determines its seven […]

Warriors, Junior Generals to be under same umbrella

FLINT — Other than both teams playing in the same city, the Michigan Warriors and Flint Junior Generals didn’t have much of a relationship, if any. That could change soon, and possibly involve some sort of affiliation, as Firland Management, which already operates the Warriors, will now be in charge of running the Junior Generals. The Warriors, a member of […]


Sports Shorts

MESA Panthers win college showcase championship KALAMAZOO — After going 4-0 against highlyranked U-17 teams from Illinois, the MESA Panthers brought home the trophy at the KISS College Showcase on June 23. MESA notched a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blast, then blanked Midwest United, 3-0, to move on to the championships against last year’s winner, Windy City Pride 45, […]

Public invited to comment on Justice Grant spending

FLINT TWP. — The township board has set a public hearing for 7 p.m. July 15 to take public comment on spending the annual Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), administered by the U.S. Bureau of Justice. The board also approved an interlocal agreement between the cities of Flint and Burton, the townships of Flint and Mt. Morris and Genesee County. […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Sparks are flying

It’s July fourth, which means firecrackers and fireworks! Everyone be careful this Thursday and this weekend lighting your fireworks! Safety first, I say! The Detroit Tigers have lit my firecracker fuse here in the last week. I am about to light up the sky with my displeasure right now for this ball club. The bullpen is an absolute darned mess. […]

Board initiates process to name post office, bridge

FLINT TWP. — The township board has initiated a process to name the post office and a local bridge in honor of two public servants, but it wasn’t a unanimous decision. The board voted 5-2 in favor of resolutions to name the post office at Linden and Lennon roads in honor of former U.S. Congressman Dale Kildee and to name […]

Sports participation slips again, says MHSAA

EAST LANSING — Participation in high school sports in which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association dropped for the second straight school year in 2012-13. However, the decrease remained in step with a recent decline in member school enrollment. A total of 293,810 participants took part in the 28 tournament sports offered by the MHSAA […]