PEG funds disbursed to local school districts

FLINT TWP. — Producing daily broadcasts of a news show is one of many things that students at Swartz Creek High School are doing with Public, Education and Government (PEG) access funds. The money is acquired through an agreement with Comcast Cable to return a percentage of franchise fees to the community for public access TV programs. Last week, the […]

Wrestlers split SVL openers, fall to Owosso

OWOSSO – A young Carman- Ainsworth wrestling team opened the season against some tough competition this past week. The Cavaliers dropped a Saginaw Valley League dual to Lapeer 52-24 on Dec. 9 at Flint Northwestern, then fell to Owosso in a quadrangular last Saturday in Owosso. At Owosso, the Cavs lost eight matches by fall to the Trojans but got […]

Township renewed FANG membership

FLINT TWP. — Renewing membership in the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) took a $41,000 bite of the township’s coffers, but township officials say it is well worth every penny spent. Annual membership dues of $41,972.39 recently approved unanimously by the township board go to support the efforts of the multi-jurisdictional drug team responsible for investigating and handling drug and […]

All-Region 9 volleyball team

Sarah Thurston Carman-Ainsworth 12Taylor Mowery Fenton 11Jessica Eastman Fenton 12Sam Yancho Flushing 11Kayla Meyer Kearsley 11Teghan Hogan Lapeer 10Morgan Woycik Lapeer 12Bridget Adams Linden 12Megan Klavitter Linden 12Breyanna Turnispeed Linden 11Allessa Calamita Cros-Lex 12Lexie Davidson Cros-Lex 10Rebecca Oden Cros-Lex 11Reagan Goupil Lake Fenton 12Summer Bruce Mt. Morris 11Lauryn Gibbs Mt. Morris 10Hannah Tabit Mt. Morris 12Sarah Tabit Mt. Morris 12Stephaney […]

In brief

Memorial Services announced for Jack Kildee FLUSHING — D. Jack Kildee, father of U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee, died Dec. 12 at age 85. His request for cremation has taken place. A service of remembrance will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. A military graveside service will be held 11:30 […]

Lions continue to mail it in

Fat Guy Corner

Tis the season when cards and gifts are mailed out worldwide. If you need them to be delivered on time call the Detroit Lions football team to get the job done. This past Sunday in St. Louis the Detroit Lions mailed in a football game to the St. Louis Rams. The delivery time window was between 1 and 4 p.m. […]

GM invests $356 million in Flint, Saginaw and Grand Rapids Engine/Component Operations

GENESEE COUNTY – General Motors announced on Tuesday that it will invest more than $356 million in a new engine line in Flint and driveline and powertrain components in Saginaw and Grand Rapids, creating more than 50 jobs and helping to retain nearly 500 positions, according to a press release. The Michigan investment announcements came on the same day as […]

Taking the next steps

Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in our Lapeer County Press on Nov. 29. While it doesn’t happen at every school, the complaints that began to fill up my e-mail back in the early fall can serve as a reminder to everyone that the kids playing varsity sports are just that; kids. They are learning and growing and often don’t […]

Miss Hibernia scholarship applications now available

FLINT – Entry forms are available for the 2016 Miss Hibernia pageant. More than $2,500 in scholarships will be awarded to the top three honorees in the contest sponsored by the grand marshals of the Flint St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The pageant is open to women age 16 to 22 years who are of Irish descent. Contestants must attend the […]

Firebirds suffer 4th loss in a row

SARNIA, ONT. — The Flint Firebirds hit the road on Sunday for a key West Division contest, and despite a valiant comeback, dropped their fourth consecutive game with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Sarnia Sting. Sarnia opened the scoring near the midway point of the opening period with Ryan McGregor’s fourth goal of the season. The score […]