Township’s 2014 proposed budget approval stalled

FLINT TWP. — The township could be flirting with its version of a government shutdown after failing its first attempt to pass the proposed 2014 budget at its Monday night meeting. In a 3-3 vote, the motion to approve the $11.528 million budget failed, Trustee Bart Vert was absent. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the budget will be presented again at […]

Sports Shorts

New home for venerable institution BIG RAPIDS — Ferris Sate University, the first school to offer a Professional Golf Mangement Program, will become the home for the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. The decision was made after a search of more than a year and was done in association with a nonprofit corporation called the Michigan Golf Foundation. “This is […]

Wild turkeys

These colorful birds created by kindergartener’s in Mrs. Hall’s class at Randels Elementary are not as tasty as those that will grace the table today but the sentiments are the same. The children expressed thanks for their families, for being able to afford groceries, for those willing to share food with others and more. Happy Thanksgiving!

Trading up

Fat Guy’s Corner

November is a month where football is usually king. However, here in Motown, baseball was the king (or prince) of conversation. The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers pulled off a blockbuster deal and now Prince Fielder is headed south and Ian Kinsler is headed north. The trade is a winwin for both sides. Prince has had back-toback bad postseasons here […]

Black Friday starting earlier

FLINT TWP. — With stores opening as early as 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day for the annual Black Friday shopping spree, the big news this year is which stores won’t be opening earlier. Kmart and Meijer stores are leading the pack with blockbuster deals starting at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning followed by Big Lots at 7 a.m. Most major stores have […]


Talk about good things in small packages. The 2015 Lincoln MKC is an all-new vehicle with an all-new engine. It adds a key new option to The Lincoln Motor Company lineup of premium vehicles, an available all-new engine – a 2.3-liter Eco-Boost turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant, said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln. […]

In brief

C-A Theater presents “White Christmas” FLINT TWP. —Tickets are now available for the Carman-Ainsworth High School Theater Department presentation of Irving Berlin’s musical “White Christmas’’ at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12-14 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the auditorium at CAHS. Reserved seating tickets are $8 and can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com. All Tickets will be $10 at the […]


The revamped 2014 Buick Regal now arriving in dealerships features the sport sedan’s most powerful standard engine ever – and increased fuel efficiency, said Buick spokesperson Katie Bjork. Producing an SAE-rated 259 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from just two liters of displacement, the Regal has more standard horsepower and torque than the Acura TSX, Audi A4, Lexus IS […]

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Firefighters bring Thanskgiving to needy

FLINT TWP. — Four struggling families — one from each of the four elementary schools in the Carman-Ainsworth school district — will have a free Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy, courtesy of the Flint Township Firefighters Association. The association has provided the dinners for more years than Ryan Woods, association president, can remember. The heat-and-eat meals are purchased at Thompson Creek […]

Answers about health care reform

FLINT TWP. — Todd Chaney does not have all the answers yet about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), because they are still being sorted out. But he gave a concise, easy-to-understand 30-minute presentation to the West Flint Business Association last week on what is known about sweeping health care changes coming next year. “The government has […]