WFBA acknowledges passing of its founder

FLINT TWP. —The West Flint Business Association took a moment last week to sadly acknowledge the passing of one of its founding fathers. Donald Eve, who helped start the business group 25 years ago and served as its president for more than 20 years, died Jan. 12. Debbe Campbell, current WFBA president, shared Eve’s obituary during the group’s Jan. 21 […]

Seattle over New England

Fat Guy Corner

The 49th Super Bowl will finally be played at 6:30 p.m., Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. The long two-week wait is over and the match-up of the AFC champion New England Patriots and the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks should be a good one. The two teams are both No. 1 seeds of their respective conferences. Seattle is looking for back-to-back Super […]

Flint Township hires new sewer/water clerk

FLINT TWP. — More than 800 delinquency notices were sent out recently for late sewer and water payments that missed the Jan. 15 due date, according to township supervisor Karyn Miller. Now there is a clerk in place who will work with people on paying late bills. After much discussion, the township board voted six to one to fill one […]


The new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind off-road design to the full-size truck segment. “Offering an off-road-style package on the Ram 1500 has been on our to-do list for some time, but the right combination didn’t present itself until now,” said Bob Hegbloom, president and CEO – Ram Truck Brand. “The Rebel drops right into a core segment […]

CAHS theater director wins top award

FLINT TWP. — Delynne Miller, Carman-Ainsworth High School’s language arts and theater teacher, is the recipient of the Michigan Educational Theater Association’s (META) Hall of Fame Award for the 2014- 2015 school year. “This award is presented to an outstanding theatre educator each year,” said C-A Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, reading from a META press release. “The nominee must have been […]

In brief

Rep. Kildee joins House Democratic Policy Committee WASHINGTON D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Steve Israel announced last week that Congressman Dan Kildee has been named to the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), chaired by Israel. The committee is charged with developing Caucus-wide messaging that forcefully communicates where House Democrats stand, resonates with hardworking Americans, and […]

An economic outlook for Flint/Michigan

FLINT TWP. — Still rebounding from a national recession in 2009, the Michigan economy is showing overall positive direction, according to economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Paul Traub, senior business economist, and Martin Lavelle, business economist, discussed the U.S. economy and the outlook for Michigan during a free presentation last Thursday hosted by […]

Meteorologist talks weather to business group

FLINT TWP. — Don’t believe the hype? That frank advice is from local meteorologist John McMurray who was the guest speaker last week at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association. McMurray, who has been in the business some 50 years, said the media has a tendency to overhype weather predictions. “You don’t cover a barn raising, you […]

In brief

HSGC welcomes new executive director BURTON — Patricia Sliter is a business development professional who brings more than 35 years of experience to the Humane Society of Genesee County (HSGC). She is former founder of VisionTech, Inc. an entrepreneurial-focused management consulting practice that has supporting B2B and B2C start-ups nationwide Sliter’s professional advisory group has led corporate executive teams in […]

C-A students show off STEM skills

FLINT TWP. — After about two months of learning to build and program a robot in an after-school program, students at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School showcased their work in a robotics competition last Thursday. “This is like a hands-on final,” said Seun Phillips, executive director of STEMNETICS, a Grand Blanc-based educational company on a mission to interest young people in careers […]