Before and after

Sports Shorts

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — In the Aug. 8 edition of the Flint Twp. Sport Shorts the names of Cameron Stover and Devon Simpson were incorrectly placed below the photos. We apologize for the error. — L.P. Former All-Big NineConference Scholar-Athlete doing well YPSILANTI — With their season slated to kickoff on Aug. 31 at home against the Howard […]

Ready for Trouble

Police, fire departments take part in training

FLINT TWP. — Police and fire crews practiced emergency procedures in full-staff trainings held recently. Police Chief George Sippert reported that the police department conducted two days of active shooter training Aug. 6-7 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Fire Chief John Ringwelski said his entire staff -both full-time and on-call firefighters – participated in extrication training last weekend. Active shooter training […]

Sweet redemption

Fat Guy’s Corner

The last of the four golf majors, the PGA Championship, was played over the weekend. Jason Dufner took home the Wanamaker Trophy for his first major win as a professional golfer. How can you not root for Jason Dufner? Dufner lost a heartbreaker two years ago in the PGA Championship to his friend, Keegan Bradley. Jason made sure Jeff Day […]

Water rate increase to be considered

FLINT TWP. — Water bills could be going up next month. If so, the township would be passing along a rate increase from the county that went into effect July 1. A resolution approving the rate increase was removed from the agenda at the township board’s August 12 meeting because township treasurer Marsha Binelli was absent. The township gets a […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 The 4th Annual Lapeer City Police Officers Charitable Fund Golf Outing will take place at METAMORA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. The fee is $80 per person for the four person team scramble ($20 per team for skins included). The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Shop With a Hero, Child Advocacy, Links Program, Project Graduation, […]

Congressman Kildee visited Israel, Palestinian Territories

GENESEE COUNTY — Congressman Dan Kildee recently returned from travels to Israel and the West Bank from Monday, August 5, 2013 until Sunday, August 11, 2013, to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security, according to a press release. The trip came about as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to begin formal peace […]


Who said that a good SUV has to be plain? Certainly not Jeep. Thanks to Mopar, the Grand Cherokee can be personalized to fit the taste of just about any driver, said Pietro Gorlier, president and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “For Jeep Grand Cherokee owners who want to further enhance their vehicle,” he said, “we […]

Buick Automotive Gallery closed for repairs

FLINT — A traffic accident occurred Aug. 10 at the corner of Longway Boulevard and Walnut Street in which a car hit the west wall of the Buick Automotive Gallery. The building will be closed during the next couple of days, until museum staff and engineers can assess the extent of damage and begin repairs. The building will reopen once […]


The Chevrolet Volt will soon come with a lower price than its predecessor. The 2014 model will start at $34,995, including an $810 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). “The lower price and cost savings from driving on electricity provide Volt owners an unmatched balance of technology, capability and cost of ownership,” said Don Johnson, U.S. vice […]