Sports Shorts

Damage on the track FLINT — The Flint City Derby Girls women’s flat track roller derby squad next competes at home on March 22 against the Mountain Town Mayhem at the Perani Arena and Event Center. The squad then hosts the Southern Belles on April 26 and is currently looking for volunteers, referees and skaters. Details: www.flintcityderbygirls.org. — M.S. Supercross […]

Paczki day

Fat Tuesday. the last day of the Mardi Gras celebration, signals the last chance to gorge on traditional Polish paczkis pastry treats before the start of the official Lenten season on Ash Wednesday. It is always a busy time for Donna’s Donuts on Bristol Road where the staff expected to fill about 2,000 dozen orders, according to owner Alicia Gibbons, […]

Twp. turns down chance to acquire Pirates Park

FLINT TWP. — The township board, following a recommendation from its parks and recreation advisory committee, has turned down an opportunity to acquire Pirates Park for free. Free in this case means no up-front costs. But it was the hidden costs that persuaded the cash-strapped board not to pursue the deal. The offer was contingent on getting a state grant […]

Police department is hiring

FLINT TWP. — The township police department is looking for a few good officers. There are openings for at least two fulltime patrol officers with the possibility of a third position pending retirements, said Lieutenant Robert Battinkoff, at the township board meeting Monday night. March 31 at 5:30 p.m. is the deadline for submitting applications. The application form is posted […]

Police seeking armed robbery suspects

FLINT TWP.— Township police are asking the public help in identifying and locating two suspects from an armed robbery on Saturday, November 30. At about 4:14 p.m. on that date, township police officers were called to the Number One Dollar store, located at 3406 Flushing Road. Reportedly the two suspects approached the clerk and one of them pointed a semi-automatic […]