2015-10-29

Reunion promises to be a trip back to the ’80s



Next weekend will be the 30-year reunion for the Davison High School Class of 1985. Looking back, it’s hard to believe it’s been three decades since I took that walk down the aisle in my cap and gown and received my diploma. As I sat here and thought back to those days, when it seemed like we had nothing but […]

Flint Bishop International Airport Authority hires new deputy director



FLINT — After a nationwide search, the Bishop International Airport Authority has selected Joseph J. Medici, A.A.E, to be the new Deputy Airport Director, Operations and Maintenance, according to a press release. In his new position, Medici will report to the Airport Director, and will plan, organize, and direct the day-to-day activities of all maintenance, operations, engineering, and public safety […]

Cavaliers will look to finish strong



FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ and boys’ cross country teams closed out their season by finishing in third and fourth place at the Cavalier Invitational Friday. It has been a trying season for the Cavaliers this year. Carman-Ainsworth’s kids are running hard, but they have yet to really have a good day heading into the regionals this weekend. “We are […]

Going ballistic




FLINT TWP. — Dangerous situations ranging from a homicide suspect armed and barricaded at a Flint motel in 2011 to a shootout on Casaloma Drive in 2012 are when the township police Incident Response Team (IRT) is called to the scene. Suiting up includes wearing headgear for protection from anything from flying bullets to thrown objects. Currently some members of […]

Cavs fall to Powers in football finale




FLINT TWP. – Josh Jackson passed for 213 yards and two touchdowns, but Carman-Ainsworth dropped its final football game of the season last Friday, 21-12 to Flint Powers Catholic at Cavalier Field. The Cavs trailed 14-0 at halftime and 21-6 after three quarters. A fourth-quarter score wasn’t enough as Carman- Ainsworth finished at 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the Saginaw […]

Firefighters installed free smoke alarms at trailer park



FLINT TWP. — During a door-to-door safety campaign on October 17, township firefighters found no smoke alarms present in nearly every occupied dwelling in the Pasadena Mobile Home Park, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Two teams of firefighters participated in the effort to improve safety for township residents. They installed 32 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms equipped with […]

Firebirds drop two to begin road trip




OWEN SOUND — In a goaltenders’ battle on Saturday, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League put up a solid effort, but fell one goal short in a 2-1 loss at the Owen Sound Attack. The Attack outshot Flint, 31-24. Following a scoreless first period, Owen Sound’s Josh Sterk lit the lamp for the game’s first goal at 11:04 […]

In brief



Getting it right FLINT TWP. — A photo caption for the October 22 election story said that campaign signs posted around town on behalf of the township fire department were from the fire department. Assistant Chief Mike Burkley wants to clarify that the signs were donated by a separate Friends of Firefighters committee. No township or fire department funds were […]

The question becomes…

Fat Guy Corner

The World Series teams, as predicted by the Fat Guy, are the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals. The Royals are making back-toback World Series trips after losing in a great seven-game series to the San Francisco Giants in 2014. The question then becomes, does the 2014 World Series loss provide the Royals with the hunger and desire […]

Caregivers Gratitude Week events planned for Nov 5-8



FLINT TWP. — In keeping with November as National Caregivers Month, the Nancy DeKatch Caregivers Institute will host its fourth annual Caregivers Gratitude Week, Nov. 5-8 at Riverside Tabernacle, 429 Chavez Drive in Flint, according to a press release. Currently in the United States there are an estimated 1.3 million youth caregivers and 66.3 million adult caregivers, most of whom […]