In brief

Hurley Children’s Hospital shares top spot in national contest FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital, the only Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital in the region, and one of only four in Michigan, is one of two top winners of the CU Direct online contest. After a voting glitch and voting suspension today, the President & CEO of CU Direct, Tony Boutelle, […]

Wrestling team travels to Rams tourney

MONTROSE — Even though the Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestling team was able to defeat Perry 52-18 at the six-squad Montrose Holiday Tournament last Saturday, it still ended up going just 2-2 for the event. Taking the top spot was Genesee Area Conference-Blue powerhouse New Lothrop at 5-0, Marysville went 3-1 and going 3-2 was Montrose. Perry also competed at the tourney […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors drop pair to Janesville FLINT — The Michigan Warriors dropped a pair of games to Janesville on Dec. 19-20. The Warriors lost the first game 6-1. The Jets scored at least one goal in every period en route to the victory. Janesville led 3-0 after the opening period. Two of the Jets’ three goals came with the man advantage. […]

Taking issue with the Lions

Fat Guy Corner

The Lions game just went complete and, as usual, it ended up as another Detroit Lions loss on the road to the Green Bay Packers. Detroit played a decent game on the road. I thought the officiating was very one sided, to say the least. The Lions did not lose because of the officials though, so I want to make […]

Controversial ordinance coming up for adoption next week

FLINT TWP. — Will it fly this time? That’s the question facing the township board’s proposed Traffic Safety Ordinance due for a second reading an adoption at its January 5 meeting next week. The proposed ordinance bans passing money into or from a vehicle that is in traffic. It is a successor to a Begging and Soliciting Ordinance that only […]

Looking back at big news in 2014

FLINT TWP. — Casino plans, street beggars and solicitors, public safety and a police shooting were among the Top 5 news stories in Flint Township last year. One of the biggest bombshells of the year came in late May when the U.S. Supreme Court finally handed down its ruling on off-reservation casino loca- tions. A proposed casino site here on […]

I-75, I-69 traffic cameras coming this year

GENESEE COUNTY — A towering electronic roadside sign installed last spring on southbound I-75 near the Bristol Road exit lets motorists know what to expect on the road ahead including construction, accidents, traffic jams and estimated drive times. It is called a Dynamic Message Sign and, along with cameras, is part of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) gradually being rolled […]

New Senior Citizens Center director logical choice

FLINT TWP. — Pam Luna is ready, willing and able to take the helm of the Flint Township Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road. Almost since she walked into the door as a volunteer nearly two years ago, she was in training for the position. “I was hired first as like a recreation aide and then a little while after […]

In brief

C-A accepting Schools of Choice applications FLINT TWP. — Non-resident students interested in attending Carman-Ainsworth Schools for the second semester can apply during an upcoming Limited State Schools of Choice Program. Applications will be available Jan. 5-16 for the semester beginning Jan. 26. There are limited openings in all buildings and at all grade levels except at Dye Elementary. Dye […]

You ‘auto’ go to the auto show

GENESEE COUNTY — It began over two months ago with a Sharpie and a can of spray paint as show organizers outlined floor space in Detroit’s Cobo Center to prepare for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). That floor space will be covered from end to end with more than 750 vehicles when the annual vehicle extravaganza rolls out […]