Genesee Fair’s 164th year fun cap to summer

MOUNT MORRIS TWP. — The smell of deep-fried everything fills the air. Excited cries, the braying, the bleating, and the mooing of livestock reaches the ear through most of the fairgrounds. Children run on dusty, worn paths, exuberant. Overhead, the sky is dark with clouds that, thankfully, decide not to rain for most of the day. The 164th Genesee County […]

C-A denied entry into Flint Metro League

Flushing to become 8th League school

FLINT — It’s official. Flushing has been voted into the Flint Metro League after the league principals voted at their meeting Tuesday morning. Pending Flushing Board of Education approval, Flushing, with an enrollment of 1,277, becomes the eighth Metro League member starting with the 2014-15 season. “This was a decision that was made by looking at all of the data. […]

Significant rules changes for football, soccer

EAST LANSING — Approximately 110,000 student athletes will begin practice in eight sports in which Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) sponsors post-season tournaments next week, signaling the beginning of the 2013-14 Fall sports season. There are several significant rules changes on football for 2013 and one on soccer that fans may want to become familiar with: • Pass interference […]

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 […]