MHSAA continues to stress safety in hot weather

EAST LANSING — With the beginning of a new year for high school sports starting this week, members of the Michigan High School Athletic Association have been preparing to follow a new model policy for hot weather activity, guided by a new publication and a rules meeting emphasis on heat and hydration. The MHSAA Representative Council adopted a Model Policy […]

Lackluster effort

Fat Guy’s Corner

Hey, Detroit Lions … all I can say right now is this. Really? These two preseason football games have not been very good, in my opinion. The offense has been just down right brutal, to be quite frank. This is supposed to be a high-flying offense putting up points. I have not seen the scoreboard light up yet! The football […]

Tee Time

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GMC retail sales were up 23 percent year over year in July, closing at the highest sales volume since 2006. Total sales, up 14 percent, were the best since 2007. Sierra, Acadia and Terrain all posted July sales gains as the brand had its best seven-month start in six years, said Brian Goebel, manager of GMC Communications. The new 2014 […]

Board decides to payoff police station debt early

FLINT TWP. — After a few financing ideas being tossed around since March, it looks like the police station debt is headed towards an early pay-off. At its Aug. 12 meeting, the township board approved hiring bond and finance attorneys to oversee the process of obtaining a bank loan to pay off the police bond. At its July 15 meeting, […]


The 2014 Dodge Durango will start arriving in dealer showrooms at the end of the third quarter with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,795, excluding destination charge. This makes it the best-equipped sevenseat SUV priced less than $30,000, said Patrick Hespen, SUV and family vehicle product communications manager at Chrysler Communications. Durango also maintains the same […]

Al Kaline goes to bat for Ollies

Help sought for maintenance on township fire hydrants

FLINT TWP — Contracting out routine maintenance of fire hydrants could help the township fire department both physically and fiscally. The work requires strenuous physical labor that sometimes causes back and shoulder injuries that can increase worker’s compensation claims and overtime costs, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski in his pitch to the township board on Aug. 12. Ringwelski’s request to […]

Congressman promotes gun safety

FLINT TWP. — U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee distributed gun locks free of charge last week to residents of the Fifth Congressional District in a collaborative effort with local, state and federal law enforcement officials to make Flint and other mid-Michigan communities safer. At the giveaway held at the Michigan State Police Post on Corunna Road, Kildee was joined by city […]

In brief

Salon to give free haircuts for school supplies drive FLINT TWP. — Cyril Salon and Spa, 4290 Miller Rd., is hosting a school supply drive through Aug. 23 to benefit the YouthQuest afterschool program. The Salon will give children a free haircut in exchange for a school supply donation or the purchase of an adult haircut. The donation drive will […]