Water Drive for Flint Schools draws big response

FLINT TWP. — Bottles of water and cash donations poured into Genesee Valley Center shopping mall last Friday for a community Bottled Water Drive to supply drinking water for students in Flint Community Schools. Flint Superintendent Bilal Tawwab requested help after tests showed high levels of lead in Flint municipal water, making it unsafe to drink. “The drive was incredible! […]

Cavaliers wax Wolves on homecoming

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth scored three touchdowns in the first six minutes and went on to whip Bay City Central 40-0 in a Saginaw Valley League-Red football romp last Friday at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. The Cavaliers took a 27-0 lead into the halftime homecoming activities and capped the rout with a 101-yard interception return for a touchdown by Cahlil Brownlee […]

In brief

WFBA to hear about economic development FLINT TWP. — Janice Karcher, vice president of the Economic Development Action Group for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavalier boys finished 21st with 544 points at the Heritage Invitational Saturday. Heritage finished first with 56. Joe Chinkeefatt was 98th in 19:30.2, Juwan Willis was 100th in 19:35, Anthony Fisher was 112th in 20:11.5 and Justin Snider was 142nd in 21:20.4. Andrew Stephens was 153rd in 21:58.2 and Trevor Booth was 155th in 21:13.8. The Cavalier […]

Wilson appointed vice president of government relations for McLaren

FLINT — Deidra A. Wilson, MPH, has been named vice president of government relations for McLaren Health Care Corporation. She officially began the position on Sept. 21, and is based in Lansing. “Deidra Wilson is a very accomplished health care policy professional and we are excited to welcome her to the McLaren team,” said Gregory Lane, senior vice president and […]

Firebirds split pair of games over weekend

FLINT — The Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League welcomed the Peterborough Petes to town on Sunday afternoon, and although the game was quite exciting, Flint couldn’t finish off the Petes during a 6-4 loss. Scoring was aplenty and began with Will Bitten continuing a tear from the night before, receiving a pass from Vili Saarijarvi in the slot […]

Halloween stores relocate

FLINT TWP. — As sure as summer turns into fall, the reopening of Halloween stores is a seasonal sign. They set up shop in vacant stores and move on, sometimes every year, when permanent tenants reoccupy those empty stores. For that reason, both recurring Halloween stores have moved to new locations this year. This year, Halloween City is selling it […]

Lions = laughingstock

Fat Guy Corner

I am going to start out with the Detroit Lions hitting their lowest point since the 0-16 debacle of a season in 2008. I went down to the game and watched a bunch of uninspired professional football players and I use the term professional very tongue in cheek. The lack of effort in the football game against the Arizona Cardinals […]

Sloan* Longway presents The Cold War & 1960 U-2 Incident

FLINT – Sloan* Longway, 1310 E. Kearsley St., presents The Cold War & 1960 U-2 Incident, Nov. 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m. at Longway Planetarium $10 per person, $5 for members Francis Gary Powers was the famous American pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. His son, Gary Powers, Jr. […]


All-New Ford Super Duty Is Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable Super Duty Ever

Ford, America’s truck leader, recently introduced the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty truck lineup ever. “Ford Super Duty is the truck America’s hardestworking men and women trust and depend on,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “We are helping these customers build a better world by delivering a new generation […]