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Local 598 Soberfest event this Sunday FLINT TWP. — The 19th Annual Soberfest Picnic promises good, clean fun for people of all ages at UAW Local 598’s Union City Ball Field, 4151 Torrey Road, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. Soberfest is operated by Maintaining and Organizing Sobriety, a support group that is part of UAW […]

Ruggero’s changing locations, not style

FLINT TWP. — After 18 years as a tenant in the Lincor Park plaza at 2055 S. Linden Road, Ruggero’s Italian restaurant is preparing for a big move. Plans are being finalized to move less than a mile away to the former Blue Collar Grill location (also longtime Bubba’s Roadside Inn) at 5311 Corunna Road. “We thought it was a […]

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Ziemer joins Floyd Primary Care Network DAVISON — Steven P. Ziemer, M.D., formerly of Davison, has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network. He is seeing patients at Floyd Primary Care and Urgent Care, 1328 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, GA. Ziemer earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his residency […]

Fishing inspires educational book

FLINT TWP. — “If you could do anything in the world with kids what would it be?” Fourth-grade teacher Ben Anderson was caught off guard by the question in 1999 from Mary Ann Raske, former principal at Carman Park Elementary, but he had an answer ready. He would take them fishing. “It relates so much to what we are doing […]

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Lapeer to hold garden tour LAPEER — There will be a Garden Tour held by the Lapeer County Master Gardeners Association, July 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $10. Tickets are available at MSUE office, Burkes flowers, Campbells Greenhouse and Swoish’s Greenhouse. — G.G. Flint Northern grads to hold reunion FLINT — Flint Northern High School classes of […]

Football All-Stars to play Ohio in 2014

STATEWIDE — Michigan’s best high school football players will no longer be banging helmets against each other next year. The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, which was played for the 33rd time last month, will be replaced in 2014 by an All-Star game against Ohio, according to an announcement Tuesday. The inaugural Ohio-Michigan Border Classic will be […]

Swartz Creek golfer makes it two straight

GRAND BLANC — Swartz Creek senior Ben Zyber made it two straight victories in Flint Junior Golf Association play Monday, winning the Henrickson Award tournament at Atlas Valley Country Club. Zyber shot 1-under-par 71 to edge Swartz Creek teammates Mike Kelley (74) and Jack Weller (75). Zyber last week won the Mancour Cup, and has now claimed two of the […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Thrashing out the leagues

The Mid-summer Classic has arrived and it’s time to look at the baseball standings like we do every year at this time. Let’s start with the National League. The National League East has the Atlanta Braves leading by a solid six games over the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals. The Phillies are the suprise playing .500 baseball. This division […]

Sports Shorts

Cheerleading camp on tap DAVISON — The Davison varsity and JV cheerleaders will be holding their first-ever summer camp, which will be held at Davison High School’s gym on August 12-13, with sessions lasting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Girls ages 5-14 are welcome to attend the camp, which consists of two days of instruction, including chants, cheers, stunts, gymnastics, cheer […]

Flint Olympian Games off and running

ORTONVILLE — In order to determine who gets to represent Team USA at the CANUSA Games on Aug. 9-11 in Hamilton, Ontario, the 57th Annual Flint Olympian Games launched on July 9 with its opening ceremonies at Flint Northwestern High School followed by a wealth of competition such as soccer, track and field and boys’ basketball. Last Saturday, GOB Gymnastics […]