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Pipeline progress discussed at WFBA meeting FLINT TWP. — Jeff Wright, Genesee County Drain Commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden Road. Wright will talk about progress on the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) Pipeline, which is […]

Outdoor Calendar

March 16, 23 Hunter’s safety at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 Lake George Rd. Classes run 6:30- 9:30 p.m. Limited class size, 40 students max. Class sign up is first Monday of every month. Donation: $7. Details: 810-724-6579. March 21 Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 Lake George Rd. All matches are on Saturday. Shooting starts […]

C-AHS announces winner of poetry recitation contest

FLINT TWP. — Olivia Van Duyne, a tenth grader at Carman-Ainsworth High School, won the school’s Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest and will advance to the state competition on Friday, March 13, according to a press release. Van Duyne was one of 15 high school students who participated on January 27, in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at […]


Quality counts – and JD Power has counted GM’s quality quite high. Among all nameplates, and for the first time, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac all rank in the top 10 among brands in the JD Power 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study, said GM spokeswoman Susan Waun. Based on survey responses from more than 34,000 original owners of 2012 model year […]

Township officially welcomes Panera Bread

FLINT TWP. — Everyone knows that a ribbon-cutting ceremony is a traditional way to celebrate a new business but Panera Bread on Miller Road introduced a unique twist at its grand opening event last weekend. In addition to using a gigantic pair of scissors to snip a traditional cloth ribbon, shop managers also presented a bow-shaped French baguette for a […]

It’s official: New Flint OHL team to be called Flint Firebirds

FLINT — After a few long months of awaiting the identity of Flint’s new Ontario Hockey League franchise, a press conference was called for 10 a.m. in the lobby of Perani Arena on Monday morning to unveil the team name, logo, colors and uniform design. Franchise ownership chose to go with a name that was submitted to the naming contest […]

Jack and Jill of America to host Children’s Cluster

FLINT — The Flint Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is gearing up to welcome members from across the state to the annual Children’s Cluster meeting on March 14. Planned for its youth members in kindergarten through 8th grade, the event features workshops focusing on legislative issues, leadership development, public speaking skills development, respect for cultural diversity, financial […]

In brief

IMA Brookwood center to host Easter Brunch BURTON — Easter is right around the corner! Do you have plans to spend time with your family this year? If not, consider hopping on down to IMA Brookwood Golf & Banquet Center’s annual holiday Easter Brunch. IMA Brookwood’s Easter Brunch offers a family friendly menu that is affordable and delicious! The Brunch […]

Keep Public Notices in Public View

State Rep. Amanda Price (R-Holland) is once again beating her drum in the House Committee on Local Government to remove public notices from Michigan’s newspapers. Public notices are legally required notices from our villages, cities, townships and counties that advise the public on such things as requests for bids, zoning board meetings and tax tribunals. House Bill No. 4183, introduced […]

A church on a mission

FLINT TWP. — A church, a plan, a trip — Panama! lacks the lyrical appeal of the well-known palindrome – a man, a plan, a canal, Panama! – but it aptly describes a worthy new endeavor of the Central Church of the Nazarene on Bristol Road. Pastor Rob Prince was among 23 volunteers who left March 6 for a nine-day […]

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