Annual budget and block-grant hearings set

FLINT TWP. — Residents who want a say about how the township spends money will have an opportunity to speak at the next township board meeting. The township has scheduled public hearings at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 for proposed spending of its 2014 Community Development Block Grand Funds and also for the overall 2014 township general fund budget which has […]

Lackluster performance

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Lions did not disappoint the Green Bay Packers or the State of Wisconsin last Sunday. “Why,” you ask? Well, the Detroit “Die Downs” love losing to the Packers. The loss on Sunday made it 23 straight. That is absolutely ridiculous, if you ask me. The Lions were so lackluster on offense Sunday it made me want to puke. Calvin […]

Final facelift

An eye-catching, avante-garde exterior of The Connection Center-Building 4 at the Patsy Lou Williamson dealership complex rounds out total facade changes in the past two years for three buildings facing Corunna Road. The makeovers began with GM-mandated upgrades of the Buick and Chevrolet dealerships in 2011 and 2012. The Connection Center was publicly unveiled last month and is the first […]

Sports Shorts

Youth gridiron action FLINT TWP. — In week four of the Mid Michigan Rural Football League on Sept. 28, freshmen results include Carman-Ainsworth defeating Kearsley, 20-6, at home. The junior varsity results featured Birch Run losing, 24-0, at Carman-Ainsworth and Birch Run II got beat, 31-18, at Carman-Ainsworth II. Details: www.mmrfl.org. — M.S The new inductees BURTON — On October […]

In brief

WFBA hosting 49th district candidates on Oct. 16 FLINT TWP. — The three candidates vying to be elected state representative in November for the 49th house district, replacing Jim Ananich, will be the special guests at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 16 at Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet in the Target Plaza on […]


GOLF Bringing the regular season to its conclusion on Monday, the Cavaliers hosted Brandon for their final dual of the year, narrowly falling to the Lady Blackhawks, 208-216. Meghan Borgerding sat atop the overall scorecard, shooting her way to a 42 while Mikaila Garrison finished the day with a 52. Taylor Jarnigin recorded a 60 and Madison Cox posted a […]

Government shutdown should cost elected officials their jobs

I see and hear things in the news and I find myself appalled and my blood is left boiling. The current government shutdown is just one of the current events right now I find absolutely disgusting. First of all, if you’re going to let the government shut down because you are in a political game of chicken with your adversaries, […]


The Ram Truck brand has been named the “Most Ideal Popular Brand” in AutoPacific’s 2013 Ideal Vehicle Awards, based on owners’ ratings of their 2013 cars and trucks. Additionally, Chrysler reported, two of the company’s vehicles – the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2013 Chrysler Town & Country – were named “Most Ideal Mid-size SUV” and “Most Ideal Minivan” in […]

Security Credit Union hosts Support Our Troops drive

FLINT — Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Operation Care Package of Michigan to host its “Support Our Troops” collection drive for a second year, as the nonprofit prepares to send care packages to United States soldiers overseas. Donations are being accepted at SCU’s 9 locations in mid-Michigan, now through Oct. 28. Operation Care Package of Michigan aims […]


Trucks are supposed to be tough and more than half of light-duty pickup trucks on the road are now 11 years or older. To improve the toughness of its truck brand, Chevy engineers have designed the 2014 Silverado to be the most corrosionresistant Chevrolet truck ever. “Silverado’s corrosion protection measures provide superior defense against elements in the environment, whether driving […]