2015-06-25

Family Christian Stores facing trials




FLINT TWP. — The Family Christian Store (FCS) in Genesee Crossing Shopping Center, 3577 Miller Road, is in financial trouble and could be facing closure. Its parent company, Grand Rapidsbased FCS, filed for bankruptcy protection on Feb. 11, in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan. At that time, company officials said in a press release that it […]

Back to the Bricks

Helping Michigan get back on track


Editor’s note: View Newspaper Group is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Back to the Bricks and the official publisher of the Back to the Bricks event guide which will arrive as part of our Aug. 6 editions. Below is the first in a series of feature stories surrounding the event. FLINT –— The downtown area of Flint was […]

Summer is here!



Tent sales, sidewalk cafes and outdoor merchandise displays like this one at Gill-Roy’s Hardware store on Corunna Road all are signs that the warmest season has arrived. Summer’s official arrival on Sunday (the longest day of the year) also signaled the start of shorter and shorter daylight hours until winter solstice in December. But looking on the bright side, there […]

Flint Junior Golf off to a hot start




LINDEN — Flushing golfers ruled the opening day of Flint Junior Golf Association play on Monday. Joe Montpas shot 1-under-par 71 at Spring Meadows Country Club to lead the boys’ division of the Jack Nicklaus Group, and Kerrigan Parks carded 76 to top the girls’ field. Montpas, who tied for third in the recent Div. 1 state meet, finished two […]

Red Cross says prepare ahead for emergencies




FLINT TWP. — Damaging tornadoes that touched down in parts of Michigan on Monday are a recent reminder of the importance of a message from the American Red Cross, presented June 15 at the Flint Township Board meeting. “I can tell you how to prepare but you are the one who has to do it’’ said Annette Swain. Disaster Program […]

Firebirds to open season against Saginaw



FLINT — The 2015-16 Ontario Hockey League schedule was released last Thursday, and as it turns out, the Flint Firebirds and Saginaw Spirit got their wish to open the season with a homeand home against one another. The Firebirds’ first-ever regular season game will be on Thursday, September 24 at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw with face off scheduled […]

Health Source road repair delayed again by rising costs




FLINT TWP. — Plans to repair Health Source Boulevard hit another roadblock last week because the repair bid came in well above the original estimate. Health Source is a connector street between Corunna Road and Linden Road that mainly provides access to the Pasty Lou Williamson dealership and Health Plus. The estimated cost for the project came in at $192,336, […]

All-Saginaw Valley League-South



SOFTBALL FIRST TEAM Brianna Haskins, senior, IF, Carman-Ainsworth Hanna Ruddock, junior, IF, Lapeer Alexis Fisher, sophomore, IF, Lapeer Brooke Mullin, senior, IF, Flint Powers Jessica Smith, senior, OF, Carman- Ainsworth Emma Somers, senior, OF, Lapeer Kelsie Swanson, senior, OF, Flint Powers Madison Cox, junior, P, Carman- Ainsworth Hunter Conzelmann, senior, P, Lapeer Samantha Thick, sophomore, C, Lapeer Marki Ludeman, junior, […]

Twp. board updates FOIA rules




FLINT TWP. — Effective July 1, anyone requesting public records from Flint Township will do so under recently revised and updated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) guidelines and procedures, approved by the township board. The lengthy document that spells out who can and how to request information was written by township attorney Peter Goodstein, said Clerk Kim Courts, who is […]

Iceland Arenas getting updated



FLINT TWP. — Flint’s Iceland Arenas will be getting a facelift this summer as it will be closed down for about six weeks in preparation of the upcoming hockey season this fall. Not only will Iceland be the official practice facility of the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds, but it will also play host to their developmental program, the Flint […]