Church joins fight against child hunger

FLINT TWP. — Nearly half (48 percent) of children in Michigan receive free or reduced price school lunches because they live in households earning less than $41,000 a year for a family of four, according to a report from Child Hunger in Michigan. When school is in session those children have a reliable source of meals on weekdays but still […]

Rocktober ball

Fat Guy’s Corner

Finally, October baseball has arrived, which means it’s playoff time! The Detroit Tigers come in stumbling a little bit. They were no hit on the last day of the season by the Miami Marlins. Let’s be honest, though, the Tigers had absolutely nothing to play for the last weekend of the season. Manager Jimmy Leyland decided to rest some starters […]

Local police work portrayed on TV show

FLINT TWP. — What’s real and what’s fake on TV cop shows? Randy Kimes, a retired Flint Township police detective who lives in Richfield Township, gained first-hand insight when he was filmed for an episode of “Blood Lies and Alibis,” a crime-solving reenactment show on the Investigation Discovery channel. “Flint Serial Slasher” takes viewers behind the scenes of the investigation […]

Sports Shorts

Youth hunter hits his mark ALPENA COUNTY — Carson Turnbow, 12, of Burton and a seventh-grader at Goodrich Middle School, had a successful weekend of hunting in Alpena County. On September 20, the opening day of bear season, he bagged a 200 pound black bear. On September 21, the opening day of the Liberty hunt, he bagged a 6-point buck […]

In brief

Students raising funds for cancer at Sunday benefit FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth supporters are being invited to come out Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser by the Cancer Crushers, a girls summer softball team and community service group. The young ladies will be serving food and soft drinks at Pizza Mia, 5414 Perry Road near Belsay Road in Grand Blanc. A […]


GOLF The Lady Cavaliers took part in the Saginaw Valley League North-South Crossover #3 on Monday, hosted by Flint Powers Catholic, and finished in fourth place iwth 227. Powers won the whole thing with 186, Mt. Pleasant took second with 202 and Saginaw Heritage was fourth with 212. Meghan Borgerding led the Lady Cavs, carding a 42 and Mikaila Garrison […]

Taking the technology plunge

I ’ve desperately clung to my old cellphone these past few years. Even as the market became flooded with iPhones, Smartphones, Droids and Androids, I’ve hung on to ‘old reliable’ – a square little burgundy colored LG NV. It wasn’t that I loved my phone, quite the contrary actually. It was clunky, slow, limited in what it could do and […]

Outdoor Calendar

NOW-Nov. 14 Ruffed grouse hunting season. NOW-Oct. 31 Wolf hunting licenses on sale through Oct. 31 or until license quotas have been met. Details: www.michigan. gov/ dnr Oct. 1-Nov. 14 Archery deer hunting season, statewide. OCT. 6 Trapping seminar at the Marlette Sportsmen’s Association at 4 p.m. Topics such as fox, coon, mink and muskrat trapping plus fur handling will […]

Genesee Health Plan will continue to assist uninsured

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan said earlier this week its members will continue to receive GHP assistance after the Michigan Healthcare Marketplace launches on Tuesday and enrollment dates have been extended to ensure members are covered either through the new Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid. Under the new health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act, uninsured […]


On the heels of last year’s introduction of the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept, Jeep is now unveiling the new 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition. The new Jeep Wrangler Dragon, said spokesman Patrick Hespen, will be a limitedproduction special edition, available in Jeep show- rooms in North America this fall. “When we introduced the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept last year […]