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Kildee elected by colleagues to serve as Regional Whip WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint Township has been elected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Regional Whip for the Midwest Region in the 114th Congress. The new and expanded role for Congressman Kildee will position him to advocate for the Midwest region in Congress as well […]

Generals’ alumni game draws big numbers

FLINT — For the first time since 2010, the Flint Generals took the ice at Flint’s Perani Arena on Saturday afternoon. No, the franchise hasn’t returned, but several of their legendary players laced up the skates once more for an alumni game between the Generals alumni and the Genesee County All- Stars. The Generals alumni won the contest, 4-1. The […]

Teen suicide prevention help available

FLINT TWP. — For young people who think about ending their lives, there is help and hope. That was the urgent message Valerie Southall of Flint, brought to a suicide prevention event held last week at Beef & Barley on Linden Road. Southall is the community liaison for Stonecrest Center, an impatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center in […]

All-Saginaw Valley League-Red Football

FIRST TEAM OFFENSEElijah Hunt, QB, Lapeer, 11Caleb Ruffin, RB, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Brian Bach, RB, Lapeer, 12Tyler Minor, RB/QB, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Chris Jacobs, OL, Bay City Central, 12Caron Ruffin, OL, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Christian Thorn, OL, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Anthony Herbert, OL, Lapeer, 12Brandon Murawa, OL, Lapeer, 12Kalebb Perry, WR, Mt. Pleasant, 11Tyler Wills, WR, Lapeer, 12Luke Delong, WR, Midland, 11Shamond Halbert, P/QB, Flint Northwestern,11 FIRST TEAM […]

Steady tourism growth reported in Flint & Genesee

GENESEE COUNTY —Hotel revenue in Flint & Genesee saw increases in September and year to date, pointing to a strong tourism industry in the county, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which includes the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Smith Travel Research (STR) reported that hotel revenue was up 6.3 […]

All-Saginaw Valley League-South Tennis

TJ Abraham, 2s, Flint Powers, 10Alex Schneider, 3s, Flint Powers, 12Kairo Noronha, 1s, Flint Southwestern, 11Myles Taylor, 2s, Flint Southwestern, 11Malachi Noronha, 3s, Flint Southwestern, 9Dylan Graves, 1s, Lapeer, 12Justin Hackett, 2s, Lapeer, 12 HONORABLE MENTION Evan Walker, 3s, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Luke Moore, 4s, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Christian Anderson, 1d, Flint Powers, 11Wally Perkins, 1d, Flint Powers, 12Sam Petrarca, 4s, Flint Powers, 10Charlie […]

Giving thanks where thanks is due

Every Thanksgiving I try to put into words, some of the things I’m thankful for, using this space. Sometimes with life’s ups and downs it’s hard to always see the big picture — but I find if you think about it hard enough there is plenty to be thankful for. It doesn’t seem right we only take one day a […]

All-Saginaw Valley League-South Volleyball

FIRST TEAMHannah Wagner, Lapeer, 12Morgan Woycik, Lapeer, 11Jessica Smith, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Kristina Button, Davison, 12Shelby Woycik, Lapeer, 11Kennedy Speer, Flint Powers, 11Deja Lester, Carman-Ainsworth, 12Sadie Staudacher, Flint Powers, 12Alexandria Gill, Davison, 12Molly Preisel, Davison, 11 SECOND TEAMAnnika Grupp, Lapeer, 12Elisabeth Parker, Lapeer, 12Madison Ramoie, Davison, 11Samantha Maizland, Flint Powers, 12Sarah Thurston, Carman-Ainsworth, 11Sydney VanWormer, Davison, 11Peyton Andrysiak, Flint Powers, 11 Erika […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to feature Kalamazoo artist

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery will present an exhibition of work by Kalamazoo area artist Nichole Maury titled Mixed Media Installation. Her work will be in the gallery from Nov. 24-Dec. 9. In addition Maury will give a Public Presentation about her work on Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. in the Visual Arts and Design […]

Sports Shorts

Fundraiser for Bella FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint men’s Hockey team is teaming up with the University of Michigan-Flint women’s hockey team to put together a benefit fundraiser; “Believing In Bella,” sponsored by General Motors Flint Operations at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena. Proceeds will go to 3-year-old Isabella Ward who has Retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eye. Her […]