In brief

Allstate recognizes Grand Blanc entrepreneurs GRAND BLANC — Local Allstate entrepreneurs are being recognized by Allstate Insurance Company for outstanding customer service and business results in 2013. The local entrepreneurs were awarded with the Inner Circle Elite Award or Circle of Champions Award for outstanding achievement in business growth and customer service. These agents were part of a top group […]

Mid-East Festival is this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Marking its seventh consecutive year as a community cultural celebration, the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival is back this weekend with good food, lively entertainment and a big fireworks show. The three-day event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and runs until midnight on Friday. It continues from noon to midnight on Saturday and wraps up from […]

What’s in your purse?

I watched a co-worker digging through her purse for something the other day and I wondered aloud “how much stuff do women keep in their purses?” I posed the question to her and she went through and showed me the contents of her purse. The typical stuff was there: ID, essential cards, keys, etc. But there was also a never-ending […]

FJGA tourney postponed after course floods

GRAND BLANC —­The Mallon Cup, the second tier of the Flint Junior Golf Association’s triple crown, was postponed on Monday due to severe flooding at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc. The severe storms of Sunday night and Monday morning caused the flooding, which pushed the Mallon Cup back to July 21. It will now take place at the […]

Sports Shorts

Warrior Dash registration filling up fast GENESEE TWP. — The annual Warrior Dash at the E.A. Cummings Center will take place July 26-27. All morning and mid-afternoon starting slots are filled, but limited space remains for the afternoon and evening starting waves. Cost is $75 up to July 16 and then $90 up to the day of the event. Racers […]

Filling in the dead zone

Fat Guy Corner

The World Cup is down to four teams. Why am I talking about soccer, you ask? It’s because we are in the dead zone of the sporting world. NFL training camps open up in about two weeks and then the dead zone of sports all comes to an end. Let’s get back to soccer and World Cup action. Tuesday afternoon […]

All-Valley Softball Teams

All-Saginaw Valley Boys’ Lacrosse

ATTACK1st TEAMJosh Tomsich, Midland/DowBrett Brillhart, Midland/DowSpencer Owens, Flint Powers Catholic2ND TEAMHarrison Jesko, Saginaw HeritageAndrew Smith, DavisonKyle Jaggi, Flint Powers CatholicHONORABLE MENTIONTyler Atkinson, DavisonCaleb Schalau, DavisonReid Robson, Bay City WesternJoey Billette, Bay City WesternEthan Loftis, Midland/Dow SPECIALIST1ST TEAMTanner Schember, Bay City Western2ND TEAMJordan Morley, Bay City CentralHONORABLE MENTIONMatt Lee, Midland/Dow MIDFIELD1ST TEAMTanner Diment, Midland/DowTravis Clifford, DavisonTyler Hugo, Bay City Western2ND TEAMChris […]

Township’s crime fighting vehicle

The Police Department showed off its new military-grade Humvee during a recent township business expo. Valued at about $75,000, the four-wheel drive vehicle was obtained for free last fall through the U.S. Department of Defense Revitalization and Marketing Office (DRMO) 1033 Program. Township police spent about $10,000 in drug forfeiture funds to paint and modify it to suit its use […]

All-Saginaw Valley Girls’ Lacrosse

ATTACK1ST TEAMAndrea Tomczak, 12, Flint Powers CatholicTaylor Jensen, 11, Midland/DowMaeson Makranyi, 12, Flushing2ND TEAMAlexus Colby, 12, Carman-AinsworthHannah Woods, 12, Saginaw HeritageLindsey Wismer, 12, Flint Powers Catholic MIDFIELD/SPECIALIST1ST TEAMMadison Sabourin, 12, Flint Powers CatholicMaranda Wiskur, 12, Flint Powers CatholicAbbey Zahn, 12, Saginaw HeritageKayla Keyser, 12, Midland/Dow2ND TEAMHaley Hensel, 12, FlushingLindsey Coenen, 11, FlushingCarly D’Alessandro, 11, Midland/DowBrianna Makaric, 10, Saginaw Heritage DEFENSE1ST […]