Bids sought for fire dept. parking lots

FLINT TWP. — Following through on a plan left by now retired Fire Chief John Ringwelski, the township board has approved taking bids for parking lot repairs at fire stations one and two. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said the board was not being asked to approve the work, only to accept bids for it. Board members were provided a thick […]

Tigers going nowhere with dismal performances

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Tigers come out of the All-Star break stumbling and bumbling just like they did heading into the break. It was just last week we were all wondering if they would be buyers or sellers come the July 31 trade deadline. I think the answer is that Detroit is now a solid seller. This ball club is going nowhere […]

Beware of high-accident intersections

FLINT TWP. — Corunna Road at South Ballenger Highway topped the list of Flint intersections with the most auto accidents in 2014 and was second on the list for having the most “injury” accidents, according to recent report from Michigan Auto Law, a personal injury law firm that specializes in vehicle accident victims. Michigan Auto Law attorneys compiled its Top […]

FJGA crowns pair of Braun Cup champions

GRAND BLANC – Two Flint Junior Golf Association standouts just had to beat the heat and one other competitor to win Steve Braun Cup season points championships Monday. In 90-degree weather that saw seven players drop out at the Captain’s Club of Woodfield, Flushing junior Kerri Parks pulled away from senior teammate Brooke Thomas to take the girls’ title, and […]

In brief

Twp. business reminders FLINT TWP. — The regular township board meeting on Monday, August 3 is cancelled due to Tuesday’s primary election. Only voters who live in the Flushing School District have an issue on the August 4 ballot. The polling place for those two precincts is located at Our Lady of Lebanon Church on Calkins Road. — R.S. Police […]

Kids can try firearms, archery equipment during Demo Days

LAPEER COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources once again will offer Demonstration Days for mentored youth hunters at its Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville shooting ranges in August. Mentored youth hunting regulations require that hunting devices are properly fitted and appropriately suited to the youth hunter. The Demonstration Days events will give young hunters a chance […]

Michigan Honey Festival this Saturday in Frankenmuth

Sports Shorts

Flint, Sarnia to host preseason game FLINT — The Flint Firebirds and Sarnia Sting are proud to announce that the two clubs will play a neutral site pre-season game at McMorran Place on Sunday, Sep. 20. The game in Port Huron. will get underway at 5 p.m. and serve as both teams’ final exhibition game before the 2015- 16 Regular […]

Fire closes Corunna Rd. restaurant

FLINT TWP. — Shrimp N’ More, 3461 Corunna Road, one of the few independently-owned and operated restaurants in the township, is boarded up and closed as a result of damage caused by a fire. Firefighters were called to the restaurant on Friday, July 3, when a passerby noticed smoke coming from the windows, said assistant fire chief Mike Burkley, in […]


SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 The Wheelin’ Team 487 Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 8 at WASHAKIE GOLF AND RV RESORT. Call 810-688-3235 for details. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 The VFW Golf Outing will be held Aug. 8 at ROLLING HILLS GOLF COURSE. Registration is at 8:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $240 per team. There will […]