2015-08-06

From the cutting room floor …



Before I delve into this week’s subject, I first need to address a faux pas from last week’s column. I said it was the fault of the current presidential administration that military personnel in recruiting centers are unarmed. That is not accurate. After I was berated by a reader (and called an outed conservative) for laying blame for the murders […]

All tuned up and raring to go




FLINT TWP. — Brief rain showers sent some classic car owners home early but overall the Back to the Bricks Tune-up preview drew goodsized crowds at three local businesses. “Hey, it’s two weeks of partying, starting today,” said Blair Zugata of Grand Blanc Township who bought his newly acquired 1962 Buick Special Convertible to the opening event at ITT Technical […]

In brief



Genesee County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 19 GENESEE COUNTY — Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter, will hold the Genesee County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m., at the Nature Trails at Genesys Regional Medical Center, in Grand Blanc Township. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness […]

Flint Jr. Golf finals set




FLINT – Three Flushing golfers and one Goodrich player reached the match-play finals in the season-ending Flint Junior Golf Association tournament Tuesday at Swartz Creek Golf Course. Former Flushing High teammates Joe Montpas and Nick Winiarski finished 1-2 after two days of stroke play to grab the top two seeds in the boys’ division. Flushing junior Kerri Parks and Goodrich […]

Fall practices start Aug. 9



A reminder to everyone driving in and around local schools. The official start to the fall 2015 middle and high school sports seasons is midnight Aug. 9 when high school football teams are allowed to run a practice. Most schools will begin football practice on Aug. 10 and all other sports will begin official practice sessions on Aug. 12. Cross […]

Back to the Bricks events in full swing




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 found in today’s paper. Check out the Event Guide for a schedule of events and much, much more. Happy crusin’! FLINT — In 2004 Al Hatch had a dream to start […]

Trades at deadline kills rest of Tigers’ season



The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone and the Tigers, as predicted, were sellers. I thought they would be and I also thought it was the right move. The Tigers’ payroll was super large and Detroit was going nowhere come October. I realize this is a tough concept for all of us Tigers’ fans to swallow. Detroit […]

Full-time firefighter jobs now open in Flint Twp.




FLINT TWP. — The long-awaited posting for three new full-time firefighter jobs is now up and applications are being accepted until September 1. With funding for new hires created by the Public Safety Millage approved by voters last November; the Flint Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for three entry-level positions and additional openings expected within the next two years […]

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, Mich. will get underway at 5 p.m. and serve as both teams’ final exhibition game before the 2015-16 Regular […]

Voters renew Flushing Schools millages




FLINT TWP. — Voters in the Flushing School District overwhelmingly approved two millage renewals on the August 4 ballot. Voters were asked to renew for five years an operating millage and a building and site sinking fund. With all precincts reporting, the final tally was 1,804 to 614 – 74.61 percent in favor of the operating millage renewal and 1,728 […]


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