Police dept. actively seeking new officers

FLINT TWP. — The Civil Service Commission has approved acceptance of applicants for entry-level police officers and the department is searching for and wide for eligible candidates, according to Police Chief George Sippert. Courtesy of the Public Safety Millage voters passed in November, the department is hiring. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. Application forms […]

View Newspaper Group designers take home six awards at CPM event

LAPEER — View Newspaper Group took home six first place awards in advertising excellence at last week’s Community Papers of Michigan annual meeting held in East Lansing on Friday, June 12. “It’s vital to our business that our graphics team be top-notch,” said View Newspaper Group Publisher Wes Smith. “Well-designed ads help our clients achieve their goals and that is […]


Transportation Day at the Carman-Ainsworth Learning Center is a much-anticipated end-of-year event. Children and their parents get to see a wide variety of transportation devices ranging from go-karts to tractors to helicopters. At this year’s 19th annual event, a hot-air balloon was one of the featured modes of transportation.

View Brew Fest is back!

Third annual craft beer festival set for Saturday, Sept. 19

LAPEER – Craft beer lovers mark your calendar and get your taste buds ready. The third annual View Brew Fest is set for 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer. The VIP event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 also at Louie’s. “Following the success of the first two years of View […]

Electrical union representative cites violations

FLINT TWP. — A local union representative is keeping an eye on the spate of new construction in the township and not finding things in order. Greg Remington, representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 948, attended a recent township board meeting to voice several concerns. One was about the township’s electrical inspector living too far away to adequately […]

Carr football camp again draws large turnout

FLINT TWP. – Cloudy skies and cool temperatures couldn’t keep 256 kids from flocking to last Saturday’s Elite Football Camp at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School. The second annual camp sponsored by former Cavs standout and current NFL player Brandon Carr was moved from the high school to the middle school this year to take advantage of larger facilities. “It’s more […]

Cost of new police cars tops quarter million

FLINT TWP. — In February, the township board approved the purchase of six new police vehicles at a cost of $198,336. At its May18 meeting, the board approved spending $83,886 to cover changeover costs of emergency equipment for them, which brings the total cost of the new wheels to about $282,222. Police Chief George Sippert explained that six new Chevrolet […]

FJGA to tee up 76th season Monday

AREAWIDE – The Flint Junior Golf Association will begin its 76th season of play next Monday at golf courses around Genesee County. About 625 kids in three divisions will tee it up at Spring Meadows, Clio, Briar Ridge, Swartz Creek, Beechwood Greens and River Forest for the first of six weeks of play. Other participating courses include Southmoor, Kearsley Lake, […]

Five on-call firefighters sign on; board split on decision

FLINT TWP. — Five new on-call firefighters have signed on, but not with full approval from the township board. In a 4-3 vote to approve conditional offers of employment, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker voted no. Vert and Miller did not give a reason but Parker said she would prefer that each candidate be […]

Lord Stanley in Chi-Town

Fat Guy Corner

The Stanley Cup can be found in the city of Chicago for the summer of 2015. Yes, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to capture Lord Stanley’s cup. The 2-0 victory was the first game of the series that was not decided by one goal. Those first five games were all spectacular hockey games for […]