2013-07-11

Flint Fury hit stride, remain undefeated in GLFL




FLINT — Last season was a turning point for the Flint Fury, a semi-pro football team in the Great Lakes Football League (GLFL). After years of struggling in the Mid-Continental Football League, the Fury made the move to the GLFL last season and have flourished ever since. The Fury have continued their success so far this season, standing at 4-0 […]

TEE TIME



MONDAY, July 15 12th 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 one prizes. Details: Craig at (810) 441 – 7336 or email LCEADRS@yahoo.com SATURDAY, JULY 20 The 2nd Annual Bill Coller Memorial Tournament will take place at ROLLING HILLS GOLF CLUB. […]

Outdoor Calendar



Through October Handgun and trap shooting at the Marlette Sportsmen’s Association. Open to anyone wishing to shoot handguns every Tuesday evening beginning at 6 p.m., trap shooting every Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. The club is located 2 miles west and 4-1/2 miles north of Marlette. Details: Bill Maher at 989-635-7072. July 13 Bowling […]

GM CELEBRATES MAKING OF FIRST CORVETTES



Chevrolet last week marked its 60th anniversary of the Corvette. The first Corvette went into production in Flint on June 30, 1953. “During the past six decades, the Corvette has been woven into the fabric of American culture, as the sports car of choice for movie stars, musicians and astronauts,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “The very best […]

Annual Midwest Festival weekend is here



FORD F-150 REGAINS TITLE AS VEHICLE ‘MOST MADE IN U.S.A.’



Cars.com’s list of the “most American” automobiles include a couple made in Michigan. The Ford F-150, manufactured in Dearborn, topped Cars.com’s list. The Dodge Avenger, made in Sterling Heights, was number three on the list. The list is determined by analyzing three data points – domestic-parts content (percentage of vehicle’s parts produced in the U.S.), final vehicle assembly point and […]

Township on board with county waste plan




FLINT TWP. — Establishing more recycling programs in apartment complexes is one goal of reducing solid waste disposal levels in Genesee County. That idea is included in the Genesee County Solid Waste Management Plan for the next 10 years or more, approved last month by the Flint Township Board. As required by law, the Genesee County Planning Commission is seeking […]

McLaren’s Hospitality House set to open



FLINT TWP. — A public grand opening and ribbon cutting for McLaren Medical Center’s new Hospitality House on Beecher Road is being planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. The R.S.V.P. event includes a brief program, vocal music presentation by the Flint Jubilee Chorale, tours of the Hospitality House and refreshments. Built in conjunction with McLaren’s new Proton Therapy Cancer […]

In brief



Active shooter training exercise at Davenport U FLINT TWP.— At the request of administrators at Davenport University on Miller Road, the Flint Township Police Department conducted an active shooter training exercise on June 21, said Police Chief George Sippert. The training was primarily for staff members, he said. The exercise also helped officers become more familiar with the building, Sippert […]

The VIEW from here

Youth today lack respect

I know I am starting to sound like an old man, possibly because I am rapidly approaching 50, but I don’t remember as a teenager or twenty-something being as rude and obnoxious as some kids today are. I was recently at a concert at DTE Energy Theater (here’s showing my age — we used to call it Pine Knob) and […]