2013-12-26

Used car lot empty at Waldron’s




FLINT TWP. — About this time last year, the lot at the incoming Jim Waldron used car dealership , 4140 Miller Road, was full of vehicles and the hope of a new lease on life for a vacant township property. Now the lot is empty again and the business appears to be closed. Jim Waldron Jr., co-owner of the business, […]

Aldridge-Eason receives Governance Award



GENESEE COUNTY — Karen Aldridge-Eason, a member of the Genesys Health System Board of Trustees and former board chair, was awarded the Thomas A. Gleason Governance Award for her significant contributions to furthering Genesys’ mission of creating hope through healing in the Genesee County community. The Genesys Board of Trustees honors board members (current and past) with the governance award […]

In brief



Whaley hires new director of finance FLINT — Becki Flanagin, CPA, MBA began as Whaley Children’s Center Director of Finance on Nov. 18. Flanagin is a Certified Public Accountant with more than nine years of experience in public accounting. Most recently, Becki was with Plante Moran working with nonprofit organizations. Becki obtained her Master Degree in Business Administration from the […]

A Star is Born

Dance-off at The Palace puts C-A student in the spotlight


FLINT TWP. — Many talented people dream of the show biz success that 11-year-old Antwain Alexander is already having. The agile Flint Township youngster has been making the talk-show rounds since sudden fame found him via the Dance- cam at a Pistons home game against the New York Knicks on Nov. 19. Antwain got into an impromptu dance battle with […]

In brief



Explore fossils at Longway Planetarium FLINT — Make your own fossil model while learning how fossils form. Dig through fossil rich sediment to find real fossils to clean and take home. Create a beautiful piece of art and take home real fossil specimens to add to your rock collection. This fossil activity willl take place at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Saving Abel, Dec. 27, with special guests Blacklite District, Three Years Hollow and Last Summer. Tickets are $18 in advance. Nonpoint, with special guests Tension Head and Two Heded Chan, will perform Dec. 28. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Showcase […]

Dawkins wins, Cavs 7th in County




DAVISON — Milik Dawkins won the 145-pound championship, and three other Carman-Ainsworth wrestlers placed among the top six last Saturday in the County Meet at Davison High. The Cavaliers totaled 111 points to finish seventh in the 25-team field. Host Davison ran away with the title with 328 points and Birch Run was second with 169. Dawkins, a junior ranked […]

R aiders shut out




BAY CITY — Getting into the start of the Saginaw Valley League schedule, the Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey squad made the trek up to Bay County Civic Arena to take on the Bay City Wolves. Unfortunately for the Raiders, the result didn’t come out the way they had hoped, falling to 0-8 on the year with a 10-0 loss to Bay […]

For whosoever believeth



Many businesses deck the halls, hang lights and wreaths, put up trees and other Christmas decorations to showcase the spirit of the holiday season. This Nativity scene facing Corunna Road has been part of the annual holiday display at the Patsy Lou Williamson dealership for many years — a graphic reminder of the reason for the season for Christians. Merry […]

Sports Shorts



Keller inducted in Albion Hall SWARTZ CREEK — Brent Keller, Swartz Creek assistant football coach, has been selected into the 2013 Albion Athletic Hall of Fame for his baseball efforts. The annual ceremony was held on Oct. 11. Keller had been admired as a member of the Britons’ 1989 Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association championship team and the team also was […]