Land auction coming up

FLINT TWP. — About 42 properties in Flint Township are among hundreds of properties in Genesee County on a list to be auctioned off next Wednesday. The Michigan Public Land Auction is a no-reserve auction with minimum bids starting at $100, according to information provided by the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office. The auction is scheduled to begin at noon Oct. […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavaliers competed at the Saginaw Valley League meet yesterday after deadline. Tyler Pangerl continues to lead the boys’ squad, placing 25th in 17:27.43 at the Kayla O’Mara Invite at Goodrich last Saturday. The boys’ squad placed eighth with 222 points. Saginaw Heritage won with 50 points, Holly was second with 69 and Linden third with 71. Grand […]

Fire dept. puts extra gear in local auction

FLINT TWP. — An online visit to www.repocast.com will find a vast assortment of items for sale that now will also include surplus township fire equipment. The township board gave its approval last week for the fire department to use Repocast to auction off unused or outdated fire gear. “We have some hoses taken out of services and not up […]

Rocktober drama

Fat Guy’s Corner

October baseball drama has not been a disappointment here so far in 2013. The Tigers and Red Sox have played two one-run baseball games so far. The Tigs took game one 1-0 in an absolute nail-biting pitching performance by Anibal Sanchez and Jon Lester. The truth is, neither pitcher deserved to lose this ballgame. Game two looks like a Tiger […]

In brief

VFW fundraiser Oct. 19 FLINT TWP. — VFW Post 3087, 4138 Corunna Rd., will host a Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, from from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19. Ticket are $7 each for all you can eat and all processed go to the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation. Entertainment will feature Agnes Beh. Silent Auction items were donated by local […]


Olivier Francois, Chrysler’s chief marketing officer and the man who hired rapper Eminem and movie star Clint Eastwood as Chrysler pitchmen, introduced the new spokesman for the 2014 Durango launch – famed 1970s anchorman Ron Burgundy, better known as actor Will Ferrell. Francois said that the Burgundy character is funny and beloved by Americans. “I am from Europe and didn’t […]

Works of instructor featured at MCC Fine Arts Gallery

FLINT — Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by Dustin Price, Full-Time Instructor of Art and Design at Mott Community College, titled Calm Abiding. His work will be in the gallery through Oct. 29. In addition, Price will give a public presentation about his work on Oct. […]

FYT looking for students to audition for Wizard of Oz

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre, 220 E. Kearsley St., announces open auditions and technical interviews for The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. This play will be directed by Rodney Creech and performed on the FYT stage Dec. 6-22. FYT is looking for […]

From the cutting room floor …

The VIEW from here

(This column is a reprint from 2009) S itting here each week trying to come up with a topic for this column isn’t always easy. Sometimes an idea just pops into my head and I run with it, other times I ponder various thoughts and suggestions until that light bulb goes off over my head and I start typing. Many […]

Storage solutions

A-Plus business opens on Fenton Road

FLINT TWP. — On one of few vacant lots left along busy Fenton Road, Basil Andoni of Swartz Creek saw an opportunity to open his third business location. A-Plus Self Storage opened at 4484 Fenton Road just north of Maple Road about a month ago, said Andoni, who also owns two similar storage facilities on Court Street in Davison and […]