Countywide collection sets record

FLINT TWP. — A record number of 1,006 vehicles made drops on Saturday at the countywide Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day held in the parking lot at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The spring collection usually draws more participation but thanks in part to better publicity this year, about 600 drop-offs were expected. The old record-high was about 700 […]

Two Lady Cavaliers to play college hoops

FLINT TWP. – The top two players on Carman- Ainsworth’s girls’ basketball team will continue their game in college next year. Sydnee McDonald, the Most Valuable Player in the Saginaw Valley League-South last winter, will attend Chipola College in Florida, and Natalia Kincaid will play at Lansing Community College. They signed their letters of intent in a ceremony at the […]

Voters reject road millage renewal; Prop 1

FLINT TWP. — Township voters were not in a generous mood Tuesday. Along with voting down the State Proposal 1 road-plus measure, they also rejected renewal of the township’s 10-year road improvement millage. It was close but with all 15 precincts reporting, the tally was 2,529 no votes (51.24 pct) to 2,407 yes (48.75 pct), according to unofficial results from […]

Sports Shorts

Detroit Lions annual youth football camp GRAND BLANC – The Detroit Lions Football Education Division will host its annual Fundamentals Camp at Grand Blanc High June 15-18. Camp runs 8:30 a.m.-noon and costs $169 per attendee. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-14 and will be put through non-contact, fundamental football instruction with emphasis on player health and […]

Hometown Inn reopens under watchful eye of law enforcement

FLINT TWP. — When police say they are keeping an eye on the newly reopened Hometown Inn, they mean it literally. High-definition video cameras installed throughout the premises of the longtime trouble spot at 3277 Miller Road, now allow township police to monitor its activity from feeds to the police station. The surveillance cameras and police access to them were […]


SATURDAY, MAY 9 The Lapeer Optimist 40th Annual Douglas Henley Memorial Outing will be held at 9 a.m. May 9 at METAMORA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. Entry fee of $85 includes golf, lunch and dinner. Special events include closest to pin, longest drive and hole-in-one contest. Contact Mike Butterfield at 810-245-5790. SATURDAY, MAY 9 The North Branch Booster Club Golf […]

Student filmmakers focus on township ‘panhandling’ bill

FLINT TWP. — All eyes were on Flint Township for many months while officials worked their way through crafting a controversial ordinance to address a growing panhandling problem. The ordinance ultimately adopted in January and effective March 1 also caught the attention of two film students at Mott Community College, who are majoring in Media Arts and Entertainment Technology (MAET). […]

Is he the next Triple Crown winner?

Fat Guy Corner

The Kentucky Derby winner was American Pharaoh. I hope all you horse betters followed the Fat Guy’s winning selection I gave you in last week’s column. I know I followed my own advice and scored a nice big winning ticket. I also know a few people who went against the Fat Guy and chose a horse named Carpe Diem. Shame […]

Sprucing up the park

About 60 people came out on a sunny, warm Saturday morning for Join Hands Day – the annual clean-up and beautification of the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive, sponsored by the GLEANER Greater Flint Area Arbor.


After last week’s game with Saginaw Nouvel was rained out, Makala McDaniels (pictured above) and the Lady Cavaliers haven’t seen the diamond since. However, they are back in action today as they travel to Ortonville Brandon for a non-conference doubleheader.