BASEBALL Carman-Ainsworth exploded against Flint Southwestern to grab a 15-0 Saginaw Valley League-South victory in three innings on Monday. Pitcher Alphonso Foster helped fuel this effort by giving up just a hit and a walk with four strikeouts. In the nightcap Andrew Ramirez went 2-for- 2 with three RBI, three runs and two steals in game that was called in […]

So long Hockeytown

Fat Guy Corner

The NHL playoffs are over in Hockeytown. The Boston Bruins ended the Red Wings’ season late in the afternoon last Saturday. Detroit shocked the Bruins with a game-one win and that was it after that. The big bad Bruins reeled off four straight victories. The boys from Boston were just a better all-around hockey club. They received great goaltending and […]

Orange barrels are rolling out

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has begun work on Miller Road between Linden and Dye Roads. Orange barrels are blocking the right lanes in that section and also placed at the westbound intersections approaching Linden at Miller and Miller at Dye. Heavy equipment and crews are also in the area. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 10 14th Annual North Branch Athletic Boosters Golf Scramble 10 a.m. Registration at 9:30 am WASHAKIE GOLF COURSE Burnside Rd., North Branch. Four person scramble, men and women welcome. Cost $240 per team. Fundraiser for North Branch Boys Varsity Golf. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart included. Continental breakfast, hot dogs, brats at the turn. Cash […]

Amendments proposed for water, sewer rate ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Amendments to ordinances dealing with sewer and water rates passed first reading on April 21 and are due for second reading and adoption at the township board’s next meeting on May 5. Without discussion, the board approved changes to Chapter 16 – Utilities. Full text of township ordinances is posted on its web site under ordinances. The […]

Township building data to be accessible online

FLINT TWP. — A budget amendment of $16,620 spread over two years to put building department information online has been approved by the township board. Building information will be integrated with online access to tax and assessment info, previously approved by the board. The amendment approves $8,310 to be spent in each the 2014 and 2015 budget year including $2,200 […]

Computer upgrade approved for police department

FLINT TWP. — A $16,455 upgrade is needed to bring police department computers up to speed. The township board unanimously appoved the expenditure at its April 21 meeting. Trustees Barb Vert and George Menoutes were absent. The technology upgrade is needed because Microsoft, as of April 8, has discontinued support for its Windows XP operating system, which the police department […]


The horsepower wars are alive and thriving. As an example, the Dodge brand shook the foundation of the Jacob Javits Center in New York with the exhaust note of its new 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker model during last week’s auto show reveal of its newest evolution of an American Muscle car. “For 2015, we’re going deep […]

Fire department gains one, loses one

FLINT TWP. — The fire department has gained one on-call firefighter and lost another. Beefing up on-call staffing has been an ongoing effort for the fire department over the past few years, as a result of several veteran firefighters who quit, citing morale problems. Kevin Clary, a 10-year member, became the most recent long-timer to resign. He submitted his resignation […]