Beary Nice

Patrol cars now carry stuffed animals to comfort children

FLINT TWP. — One of the newest additions to the Flint Township Police patrol staff is furry, cute and comforting. The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce has donated new teddy bears to law enforcement and first responders around Genesee County, said Police Chief George Sippert. “These are the nicest bears we have ever seen,’’ Chief Sippert said of the individually […]

Cavaliers finish 12th in regional golf

DAVISON – Carman-Ainsworth finished 12th in the Div. 1 golf regional last Thursday at Davison Country Club. The Cavaliers totaled 467 on a difficult course, while playing in the toughest regional in the state. No. 1-ranked Rochester won the team title with 317, No. 2 Lake Orion was second with 333 and No. 9 Davison was third with 335. The […]

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 […]