Wrap it up

“BIG MO,” the Carman- Ainsworth Robotics Team took their first turn last Sunday at the gift-wrapping table at Genesee Valley Center mall and will be back again from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, for a second round of wrapping for a cause. The gift-wrapping table is set up in front of Macy’s inside the mall as a […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors drop three to Soo FLINT — The Michigan Warriors lost 9-8 in a shootout to the Soo Saturday. The Warriors scored four times in the first period and added two more each in the second and third. Alex Berardinelli opened the scoring for the Warriors from Conor Durgan. Cody Kuster scored the next two goals while the Warriors were […]

Thursday will be trash collection day

FLINT TWP. — Beginning January 8, trash pick-up day for all Flint Township homes will be on Thursday only. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced and explained the coming change at the township board meeting Monday night. Emterra Environmental, the township’s contracted waste collection service, will be mailing a green informational flyer to all residents in the next few weeks, Miller […]

Outdoor Calendar

Sept. 15 – Mar. 31Cottontail Rabbit andSnowshoe Hare Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 2015Pheasant hunting season (maleonly), Zone 3 (partial) Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 2015Second segment archer deerhunting season. Dec. 5-21Muzzleloading deer huntingseason, Zone 3 Dec. 13Bowling Pin Shoot at LapeerCounty Sportsmen’s Club.Details:www.Lapeersportsmens.orgDec. 22-Jan. 1, 2015Late Antlerless Firearm: Dec.22 – Jan. 1 Hunter Education Instruction Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 N. Lake George […]

“Panhandling” ordinance moving forward

FLINT TWP. — A Traffic Safety Ordinance passed first reading by the township board Monday night and is headed for a public hearing, second reading and adoption at the board’s January 5 meeting. That may sound like something new but actually is the outcome of a yearlong effort to alleviate a growing panhandling problem in the township. The Traffic Safety […]

Disinterested or overtasked?

Sports view

The Department of Natural Resources released how a slew of circumstances puts the 2014 firearm deer hunting season at below average success. The severe weather from last winter and its impact on the deer herd, the early major snowfall in the Upper Peninsula in November, low deer numbers and perhaps lack of interest are the major points. Until the DNR […]

Consumers Energy plan to upgrade meters next year

FLINT TWP. — Meter readers will become a thing of the past for most Consumers Energy customers in Genesee County some time next year, Implementation of a high-tech Smart Energy Program that began in 2012 in the western part of the state is now being amped up for statewide completion by the end of 2017, said Dennis McKee, a Consumer’s […]

Let sleeping dogs lie

Fat Guy Corner

Wake me when it’s over please! What am I talking about, you ask? The Lions game on Sunday was absolutely brutal to watch on television. I ate a bowl of sugar just so I wouldn’t fall asleep. I want to know how a team that is going for a playoff spot looks so lackluster and mentally awful. I mean, it’s […]

Roundabout proposed for Bristol Road

FLINT TWP. — A proposed traffic roundabout for Bristol Road near the I-75 interchange just goes to show that what goes around comes around. It is the third proposed roundabout for Genesee County, the second in Flint Township in the past two years and possibly the first to actually be completed. This one is being spearheaded by the Michigan Department […]

Tougher Hockey Penalties Continue Focus on Safety as 2014-15 Winter Begins

LAPEER — Seasons are underway for teams participating in 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments, with stronger penalties for excessive contact in ice hockey highlighting rules changes taking effect with the beginning of competition. Eight sports including ice hockey began play during the final two weeks of November, with the remaining four […]