2015-11-19

Fire closes VFW

Investigation ongoing, repair work on hold

FLINT TOWNSHIP – Swartz Creek VFW Post 3720 will remain closed, but for how long is anyone’s guess. The post, which also houses the local AmVets, sustained damage in a kitchen fire Nov. 7. “It started in portable fryer that we use for small orders,” said post Commander Eric Johnson. The VFW had purchased the commercial grade fryer six months […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Toolology, a tribute to Tool, with special guest Stellar, an Incubus tribute, and Six Feet of Grace, a Candlebox tribute, Nov. 20. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Maggie Meadows from Banana 101.5 FM will hold her Birthday Bash Nov. 21 at […]

Township Clerk may retire




FLINT TWP. — Around this time next year, the township board could be swearing in a new clerk for the first time in 12 years. Three-term Clerk Kim Courts announced plans to retire at the end of her current four-year term, which ends after the November 2016 general election. But other township officials said they are hoping to persuade Courts […]

Firebirds move past controversy split, pair of weekend games




FLINT — After a controversial week in which the entire coaching staff was fired, the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds put it all behind them and returned to the ice with a pair of games at the Dort Federal Event Center. Saturday night resulted in a 4-3 overtime loss to the West Division rival Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Flint opened […]

Season enders




FLINT TWP. — Lingering warmer weather recently allowed for a few more pleasant walks in the township park but there’s only about a month left until autumn ends and winter sets in. It serves as a good time for reminders about other seasonal endings. TRAIL END — The recreational Genesee Valley Trail is accessible year-round but officially closes December 1 […]

Area grad works way to MSU’s top runner




EAST LANSING – Gerald Holmes, a sophomore on the Michigan State University football team, has worked his way into the starting running back position for the Spartans. Holmes began the season at No. 3 on the depth chart behind LJ Scott and Madre London but has shown just why he was one of coach Mark Dantonio’s top recruits in 2013, […]

Chevy or Chrysler?




FLINT TWP. — Many studies have shown that men and women’s brains are wired differently. So it is no surprise that they think differently when it comes to making decisions such as which car to buy. A decision about whether to buy a used Chrysler 200 or a used Chevrolet Cruze pretty much came down to a battle of the […]

100 deer in one day

Genesee County buck pole draws big bucks, big crowd

DAVISON – Madden’s Lounge hosted its annual buck pole with the Flint Regional Chapter of Safari Club International as the main sponsor last Sunday. Big bucks and a crowd were the center of attention Sunday evening before awards were announced at 8 p.m. By nightfall, 21 deer were on the pole. Mark Thomas from Thomas Processing said that this was […]

In brief



Holiday bazaar and bake sale at Congregation Beth El FLINT TWP. — The Estelle Kaufman Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road at Dye Road, Flint on Sunday, November 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offered for sale will be a huge variety of gift ideas from numerous artists and vendors. […]

Genesee County Buck Pole



Zachary Nesbitt was the winner at the Genesee County buck pole Sunday.


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