Planning Commission: No to residential ammo, firearm sales

FLINT TWP.— A small but vocal group of Western Hills residents converged on the township Planning Commission meeting last week to shoot down a neighbor’s request to sell guns and ammunition from his home. It was one of two special land use requests on the docket for home occupation on-line sales for firearms and ammunition.. Planning Commissioners, even those are […]

Plenty of Manziel drama

Fat Guy Corner

The NFL Draft provided drama just like we thought it would. Johnny Manziel, thought to be a top-five draft pick, dropped all the way down to No. 22. The Cleveland Browns selected him after passing on him earlier in the draft. I figured after he got past the first six picks he was destined to be picked later in the […]

Norko Road project expanded

FLINT TWP. — An additional $25,000 cost has been added to the controversial road improvement project on Norko Drive, In a 4-2 vote, with one member absent, the township board approved the additional expense to extend repaving work to Fleckenstein Drive. The original project, approved in 2012, covered repairs from Linden Road to O’Neal Drive, east of Fleckenstein. Township Supervisor […]

Four more Cavs headed to college gridirons

FLINT TWP. – Carman- Ainsworth is sending enough football players to college next year to put a full team on the field. Four more Cavaliers announced last Wednesday they would be playing at the next level, joining the seven players who signed letters of intent in February. Jerron Thomas will play at Campbellsville (Ky.) University, Bryant Hudson will attend Concordia […]

Like the sun

Above, a dragon done using oil pastels. Right, this beautiful bouquet is created from individual flowers made by a middle school student in a technique called radial symmetry, using oil pastels to blend the petal colors. The flowers were built into this stained-glass collage effect by CAMS art teacher Kelly Crandall for display at the CAMS Annual Student Art Show […]


BASEBALL: A visit from Mt. Pleasant on Monday for a pair of crossover matchups was cancelled because of weather. At the Mt. Morris tourney last Saturday, the Cavs started out by downing their host 8-6. Posting the win was Cooper Betancourt after allowing eight hits in 5- 2/3 innings pitched and Chris Smith had the save. Noah Reed then stepped […]

In brief

WFBA awards three annual scholarships FLINT TWP. —”How the Flint Public Library helps you — professionally and personally,’’ is the topic for Kay Schwartz, Director, Flint Public Library, will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday , May 21 at Valley Family Restaurant, 2009 Miller Road. The meeting also will showcase […]

Sports Shorts

Healing Hands 5K is Saturday FLINT – The 19th annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 17, at Mott Community College. Registration fees are $20 with a t-shirt and $15 without. Proceeds benefit the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic. Packet pickup and late registration will be held from 8-8:45 a.m., with the races to begin at 9 […]

Woodhaven expansion approved

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years in business, Woodhaven Senior Community off Dye Road is expanding. The township Planning Commission approved site plans last week for a two-phase building project. Phase One will see construction of a 9,996 squarefoot clubhouse/wellness center and one prototype duplex villa. Phase two will add 11 additional villa duplexes plus grounds improvements such as a […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 17 Lapeer County Hockey Association Golf Outing, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start at METAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Registration opens at noon. $340 per team includes lunch, dinner and 18 holes of golf with range privileges. Cash prizes for men, woman, and mixed teams. Raffles, 50/50, and silent auction. Looking for hole sponsorships and teams contact Douglas Pastor at […]