Township makes road, water board appointments

FLINT TWP. — The township board unanimously approved two appointments to the Road Advisory Committee but split a decision on appointments to the Karegnondi Water Board Authority. Following a unanimous recommendation for the Road Advisory Committee, the township board appointed John Lawrence and Jeanine Libka, both township residents, to fill two open spots on the road advisory committee. In other […]

Cavaliers fail to qualify for state

BAY CITY — Leaders take charge and lead by example. That’s what Carman-Ainsworth’s Tyler Pangerl did Saturday at the Div. 1 Region 2 regional race at Delta College. Pangerl posted the Cavaliers fastest time, just as he has all season long, finishing in 39th place in 17:20.22. Only the top three teams and top 15 not on a qualifying team […]

Key contracts awarded for demolition of Genesee Towers

FLINT — Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) has announced contracts for the demolition of Flint’s tallest building Genesee Towers have been awarded and prework for demolition is progressing. Flint-based Siwek Construction, a full-service contractor, construction management and design/ build company will oversee the project. In addition, locally based sub-contractors Burnash Wrecking, Inc. and Certified Abatement Services Inc. have been selected as […]

LCHA hosts hockey event

LAPEER — The Lapeer County Hockey Association and the Polar Palace will be hosting a Try Hockey Free event Saturday at 11 a.m. Please contact the Polar Palace at 810-245- 7778 with any questions. — K.W.

Abuse survivor shares her story at church event

FLINT TWP. — Tonier “Neen” Cain was a victim of child abuse at age 9. From there, her life spiraled out of control. She became a crack addict, lived on the streets for 20 years, was arrested 83 times and convicted 66. Now she is the spokesperson for the National Center for Trauma- Informed Care of Annapolis, Md. Cain has […]


To celebrate the upcoming winter season, the Jeep brand is bringing its new Wrangler Polar Edition to the market in November. “The new Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition represents a tip of the hat to our loyal Jeep enthusiasts who are also lovers of outdoor winter activities and adventures. This new winter-themed Jeep will get them where they want to go, […]

In brief

Kudos for C-A band FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School’s Blue Brigade marching band are scheduled to perform at 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the 29th Annual Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at Ford Field in Detroit. Congratulations are in order for the band’s great performance last Saturday at the Huron Valley Invitational where they qualified for the 2013 MCBA […]


The addition of the Regal nameplate to the Buick family goes back 40 years. Introduced in 1973, the Century Regal, as it was originally called, served as an upmarket model in the Century line and one of GM’s first “personal luxury” cars, said Buick spokesperson Katie Bjork. Designed with sporty suspension characteristics and luxuries aimed primarily at the driver, the […]

“Return” to Tillson Street remains Halloween favorite

I t has been a couple years since I wrote here about visiting Tillson Street in Romeo to enjoy the various Halloween decorations there. Halloween is my favorite time of the year, a time of year I’ve always enjoyed — from dressing up in costumes and trick or treating as a kid, to haunted attractions and carving pumpkins when I […]

Hail to the Vic’s

FLINT TWP. — Just in time to meet up with friends (and rivals) to watch the storied Michigan vs. Michigan State football game on Saturday, Vic’s sports bar has opened as a sidekick to Ruggero’s Italian Restaurant, 5311 Corunna Road. The sports bar is a new venture for Ruggero’s which relocated in August from its roost of 18 years at […]