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Department of State offices to be closed for 4th of July LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all offices and the Office of the Great Seal will close July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Secretary of State SUPER!Centers that normally offer Saturday hours will be closed on July 4. The Secretary of State’s Office mails […]

There’s a lot in the news, but I don’t want to comment

There’s a lot going on nationally and I have mulled the idea of offering up my opinions on some of the recent headlines which are debatable. The two issues that stand out are the arguments against the Confederate flag and the legalization of gay marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court. But the more I thought about, the more I had […]

Church hosting car and truck show

FLINT TWP. — A God & Country Service, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, July 5, hosted by the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd, will feature its annual Car & Truck Show. Registrations are being accepted for classic, sports and exotic car and trucks for the show that begins at 9 a.m. until the service begins […]

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ brings family fun to county

FLINT — Once again Flint’s Kearsley Park Players take their fairy tale theater for children and families to parks and playgrounds across the city and county. “Jack and the Beanstalk” is this year’s fairy tale and the large cast features many local performers including Justin Wetenhall as Jack, Amber M. Dillard as Jack’s mother, Victor Galea as the wizard, Jessica […]

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34th Annual Flint Jazz Fest coming Aug. 14-16 FLINT — The 34th Annual Flint Jazz Festival will be produced on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center Aug. 14–16, 2015. Riverbank Park, home of the Flint Jazz Festival, will be closed this summer for renovations. This made it necessary for Greater Flint Arts Council to find a suitable location for […]

Area hoops stars at Bruin Classic

FLINT — The annual Bruin Classic All-Star basketball games took place last Friday at Mott Community College’s Ballenger Field House in Flint. The girls’ game resulted in a 66-57 win for the Gold squad while the Black squad pulled out a thriller in the boys’ game, 116-114. Carman-Ainsworth’s Sydnee McDonald was named Black team MVP and the Gold squad’s MVP […]

Happy 239th birthday America!

Patriotic flags fly every day at various township businesses including this group at Randy Wise Auto on Lennon Road. But the red, white and blue colors of the U.S. flag also are a staple of the Independence Day (aka Fourth of July) celebration, a federal holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, marking […]

Area athletes hit diamond once more at Bruin Classic

FLINT — For the 23rd consecutive year, Flint’s Whaley Park played host to the Bruin Club All-Star Classic, a high school All-Star game comprised of area seniors in both baseball and softball. Carman-Ainsworth’s Leon Bell was invited to play in the baseball game, but could not attend due to a prior engagement. Results from the baseball contest were not reported, […]

Ketzler Drive residents oppose street extension

FLINT TWP. — Ketzler Drive, north of Lennon Road, is a quiet dead-end street with just a few houses and very little traffic. Residents want to keep it that way. Already, they have submitted a petition to the township board asking to prevent a neighboring church from connecting to their street as a second access road. North Baptist Church, 4004 […]

Mancour champ ties Elks record

GRAND BLANC TWP. – Joe Montpas tied a 9-hole course record on the back side and pulled away to a 10-stroke victory in the Mancour Cup golf tournament Tuesday at the Flint Elks Club. The Flushing senior shot 32 on the closing nine holes and finished with a 1-under-par 71, giving him a two-day total of 141 in the Flint […]

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