2015-08-13

Repairs to Flushing Road have begun




FLINT TWP. — Road repairs scheduled to begin August 3 on Flushing Road, between Warner and Mill Roads, will not be completed until next summer but the road should completely reopen to traffic by October 30, according to a construction progress report from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The project’s anticipated completion date is Thursday, June 30, 2016. The Genesee […]

Firebirds announce presenting sponsor




FLINT — Not long after the Perani name was replaced on the former Perani Arena by Dort Federal Credit Union, the company entered a five-year sponsorship deal with the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds to become the team’s presenting sponsor. The news was announced at a press conference at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center last Thursday. “I love coming […]

In brief



West Flint Church of Nazarene presents VBS FLINT TWP. — Triumph Sports Vacation Bible School will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, August 15 on the grounds of West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Road. Triumph Sports is a Christ- Centered sports camp that uses sports as a fun means to teach Scripture. It is a one-day […]

Flint Junior Golf champions crowned




FLINT – Two Flushing High golfers completed a dominant run in the Flint Junior Golf Association season by winning the season-ending tournament last week at Swartz Creek Golf Course. Junior Kerri Parks captured the girls’ 18-hole championship flight in the Jack Nicklaus Group by beating Goodrich junior Sydni Harding 4-and- 3 in Wednesday’s match-play final, while senior Joe Montpas took […]

School district assembling team to consider building closures




SWARTZ CREEK – School leaders are currently assembling a team to study district facilities and recommend cost-cutting measures that could include the closure of an elementary school, which also would affect families in Flint Township who live in the Swartz Creek school district. The committee of 10 to 12 people representing a cross section of the community will meet semi-monthly […]

Golf Outings



FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 Guiding Star Foundation annual golf outing at CAPTAIN’S CLUB OF WOODFIELD. 18-hole scramble, breakfast and registration 7:30-9 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. Includes two drinks, cart, seven contests, 50/50 raffle, mulligan, lunch at the turn, dinner afterward. Dinner includes two-hour open bar, a band and an auctioneer with autographed sports memorabilia. Golf/dinner tickets are $125 per golfer, […]

DNR lieutenant for Genesee County killed in plane crash, Aug. 9



EMMETT COUNTY — First Lieutenant (F/LT.) Arthur A. Green III of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division died in a plane crash late Aug. 9 in Little Traverse Township, Emmett County. F/LT. Green, 58, of Farmington Hills served as supervisor for the DNR’s District 9, which includes Wayne, Oakland, Monroe, Genesee, Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties. […]

Sports Shorts



MSU players holding clinic FLINT — Former Michigan State University players will be helping area kids get ready for the 2015 football season at an upcoming clinic to be held at Atwood Stadium. The free clinic is being held in conjunction with a fundraising event to benefit the Hurley Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network. The clinic will be held on […]

Making Music in the Meadow… The 34th Annual Flint Jazz Festival breezes into town August 14-16!



FLINT — The show must go on! Despite the fact that Riverbank Park is closed this summer for renovations, the legendary Flint Jazz Festival will have downtown Flint swinging once again in a new, cool hot spot…the Meadow located on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. “When we found out Riverbank Park was going to be unavailable, we went […]

New rules, annual reminders promote safety as 2015-16 sports year begins



GENESEE COUNTY — The first practices of the 2015-16 school year next week provide a valuable opportunity for reminders on the importance of athletes remaining refreshed during the hottest days of training – and also an opportunity to explain new Michigan High School Athletic Association rules in football aimed at further promoting safety during competition. The first practices begin next […]