Area man retires from Boy Scouts

GENESEE COUNTY — How many of us can say we knew what we wanted to be at age eight? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Mike Beratta. In the summer of 1958, Beratta was a Cub Scout enjoying camp with his friends. He met a Ranger at camp by the name of Lealand Austin who told him he could become […]

Beilein headlines UM sports night fundraiser

GRAND BLANC — There was a sea of maize and blue as far as the eye could see last Tuesday at Atlas Valley Country Club in Grand Blanc, and the festivities lasted all day long. Once again, Atlas Valley played host to the annual University of Michigan Club of Greater Flint’s Golf Outing and Sports Night. “It’s really great that […]

Massive search conducted to find missing boy, 9

DAVISON TWP. — Law enforcement scaled back volunteer search efforts July 7 due to rain and to give search crews a chance to rest. But on July 8, law enforcement search and rescue crews began a massive sweep of the Lake Callis Recreation Complex and Jack Abernathy Regional Park, before pushing into neighborhoods in a five-mile radius to try and […]

Sports Shorts

Fundamental softball camp on the slate BURTON – Bentley softball coach Jeremy Campbell is hosting a free fundamental softball camp for players of all ages on July 14 and 15. The camp is open to everyone regardless of school they attend and runs at the varsity softball field at the high school. Ages 6-12 participate from 9-11 a.m. and those […]

In brief

Emergency siren will sound Saturday afternoon FLINT TWP. — Despite thunderstorms in the weekend weather forecast, hopefully there won’t be any cause for worry when emergency sirens are sounded at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Sirens are tested on the first Saturday of each month, during tornado season, from approximately April through October, said Mike Burkley, assistant fire chief. The scheduled […]

Firebirds continue to add coaches, players

FLINT — The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds have been quite busy in recent weeks, bringing on more coaches and players. The big announcement comes today, however, when the new name and the naming rights partner for the current Perani Arena and Event Center will be announced at 11 a.m. at a news conference open to the public. Rolf Nilsen, […]

Twp. fire department’s Facebook page fired up

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters have ignited a fire they have no interest in extinguishing. It is their Facebook Page which has racked up about 800 likes in about two weeks, said assistant fire chief Mike Burkley. “It went like wildfire,’’ he said of interest shown in the page which was set up a few years ago but is now being […]

Free agency is always an exciting time of the year

Fat Guy Corner

I have to say for the middle of summer the usually dead zone for sports is anything but dead. The NBA free agency movement of players is absolutely crazy, the World Cup soccer title now belongs here in the good ole USA and the MLB All-Star rosters are all set for next Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati at The Great American […]

A little board humor

FLINT TWP. — A couple of humorous gifts came with Trustee Frank Kasle’s report to the township board about what he did on a recent vacation. He presented a “talking stick” to Supervisor Karyn Miller and a blasted granite rock chunk to Trustee George Menoutes. Kasle explained that both souvenirs were purchased during a recent bus trip with his wife, […]

Teammates 1-2 in Mallon Cup

GRAND BLANC – Anthony Castanos sank a 15-foot par putt on the 18th hole to edge Grand Blanc High teammate Alex Finsterwald by one stroke and win the Mallon Cup Challenge on Monday at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. Castanos came in with a par-72 about two hours after Finsterwald had posted his 73 in the first group of […]