In brief

Coggno training through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce FLINT — Build a more productive and skilled workforce with business training opportunities through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has expanded its business training offerings to include Coggno online training courses. “We’re excited to offer these affordable training resources to our members and the business community […]

Regional title eludes Carman-Ainsworth

MT. PLEASANT — Justice Green scored 22 points for the Carman- Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team on March 13 in the finals of regional No. 8-1, but it wasn’t enough to keep his squad from falling to host Mt. Pleasant, 64-61. Cameron Morse also came through for the Cavs to the tune of 19 points, Ja’Quin Jones had 11 points […]

Delay of season


LAPEER – Monday marked the first day of competition for boys’ golf and girls’ tennis in the Lower Peninsula. All other sports began competitions on Wednesday. We all know that wasn’t likely to happen with snow still covering all area playing fields. With the historic winter that we have all endured, this is going to be an unusual spring season […]

Mites team 2nd in nationals

MINNEAPOLIS — The Vehicle City Ice Hogs, a Mite AA hockey team playing out of Iceland Arenas, finished second in the AAU National Championships March 6-9 in suburban Minneapolis. The Ice Hogs went 2-2-1 against teams from Connecticut, California, Minnesota and Michigan. That put them in the semifinals, where they beat a Minnesota team, 5-2. In the final, they lost […]

Pothole season springing up

Unfortunately, with the return of warmer weather comes pothole dodging season like this pitted, nearly impassable mess on Dutcher Road between Lennon and Corunna roads. The Michigan Department of Transportation says it will be one of the worst pothole springs ever after one of the worst winters on record. MDOT spent about $8.8 million on pothole repairs last year, and […]

NCAA Bracket breakdown

Fat Guy’s Corner

Michigan State wins the Big Ten Tournament defeating their arch rival Michigan. The Spartans held the Wolverines to their second-worst shooting game percentagewise this season. Michigan State basketball looks to be in tournament mode after rolling through the Big Ten Tournament. The Spartans are healthy and playing good basketball. The month of March is upon us and that means it […]

Genesee Valley carnival coming earlier this year

FLINT TWP. — An annual carnival by Elliott’s Amusements of Mason is coming back for the third year to the southwest parking lot in front of Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. The township board has approved a Special Event permit for Elliott’s to run the carnival April 17-27. Trustee Frank Kasle asked if the township would get a share of […]

Twp. board agrees to share costs for emergency siren

FLINT TWP. — The township Board has agreed to participate in a cost-sharing agreement with three other townships to pursue a grant for an Early Warning Siren to serve the west side of the township. The application for a Homeland Security Grant is being spearheaded by Clayton Township which solicited support from neighboring townships that would benefit from the siren. […]

Board discusses reducing dirt road dust control

FLINT TWP. — Can the township afford to continue paying for dust-control treatments on dirt roads? The question arose Monday night before the township board voted 6-0 to continue participating in the Genesee County Road Commission’s 2014 Dust Control service. Treasurer Marsha Binelli was absent. Under the arrangement, the road commission pays for one application and the township must pay […]

The Perfect Crime

Identity theft rises with modern devices

BURTON — Identity Theft is becoming the perfect crime in the era of the smart phone, with a host of modern technology options it enables users to utilize or abuse. A whole new epidemic of I.D. theft and financial scams have been sweeping Genesee County, and according to Detective Lieutenant Matthew Rule, of the Sheriff’s Department, “The speed of this […]