Serving the people

Young Marine visits Flint Township board

FLINT TWP. — A member of the Shiawassee County Young Marines paid a visit to a recent township board meeting to observe and to share information about the youth service organization. “I am here to learn about how government works,” said Young Marine Master Sgt. Michael Borka, who is a sophomore at Swartz Creek High School. For the second year […]

Winner of Ed Kurtz award announced

FLINT — Officials at Baker College of Flint have announced that Paul Iloncai of Mayville has received the 2013 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship. The $2,500 annual scholarship is awarded to a Baker College of Flint student who has demonstrated academic achievement and either a commitment to community service or a successful balance of work, family and school obligations. “Paul has […]

In brief

T. J Craven performs GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Women’s Club, will feature a performance on Dec.11, by artist T. J. Craven “Our Teenage Singing Sensation” who will sing a medley of songs. He will have three different CD’s for sale at $5 a piece. Luncheon is served 12:30 p.m. at the Flint Elks Club 7177 E. Maple […]

‘Tis the season of giving

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Country Night at The Machine Shop with Jerrod Nieman and special guests Stone Cold and Matt Austin, on Dec. 6. Tickets are $25 in advance. Tantric will perform Dec. 7 as part of a special Banana 101.5 low dough concert. Special […]

Board passes 2014 budget

FLINT TWP. — With two trustees still steadfastly opposing, the township board passed its disputed 2014 budget Monday night. Budget approval failed last month in a split vote, raising the question whether it would pass muster by the end of the year in time to legally meet next year’s expenses. Trustee Frank Kasle, who was among the dissenters last time, […]

Lady Cavs bounce Bobcats in opener

GRAND BLANC — Carman- Ainsworth roared out of the starting gate to open its girls’ basketball season Tuesday night, beating Grand Blanc, 51-37, in a non-league contest at Grand Blanc High. Angel Proby poured in 18 points, and eight other Cavaliers broke into the scoring column as Carman-Ainsworth snapped a four-year losing streak to the Bobcats. The Cavs started slow, […]

Employee contracts, stipends approved for 2014-15

FLINT TWP. — Under the shadow of a budget dispute, the township board approved contract agreements with four labor unions Monday night. But the vote was not unanimous. Bya6to1vote,theboardapproved 2014-15 contracts for AFSCME Local 1918-01 (clerical); command officers, patrol officers and the Professional Firefighters Local 1425. Contract details were not disclosed. Trustee Frank Kasle cast the lone dissenting vote. “I […]

Raiders lose pair on the road

LAPEER — The Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth hockey co-op traveled east of Genesee County on Saturday night to the Polar Palace in Lapeer to take on the Alliance, a co-op squad comprised of LakeVille, North Branch, Dryden and Goodrich, suffering another tough loss, 11-3. All three of Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth’s goal came in the second period and all were converted by Joe Montpas. […]