2015-12-31

Back in action



Carman-Ainsworth junior Shakara Johnson fights for a rebound in the Lady Cavs’ season opener Dec. 3 at Swartz Creek. Carman-Ainsworth was back on the hardwood this week, playing Williamston in the Motor City Roundball Classic on Wednesday at Detroit Edison. Because the game took place after VIEW deadlines, full results will be published in next Thursday’s issue.

Lions battle for last place



The NFL season has one more week left as Week 17 is here. The Detroit Lions, otherwise known as the Kittens from the Mitten, close out their season against the Chicago Bears in Chi Town. The battle for last place in the division takes place as both teams’ records are 6-9. There is zero benefit to either team to win […]

Moran makes 52 saves in Firebirds’ loss




FLINT — Goaltender Brent Moran had the spotlight on him from the moment the Flint Firebirds traded for him, but he lived up to the billing at home on Tuesday. Although the Firebirds suffered a 3-2 overtime loss in an exciting game, Moran stole the show as he turned aside 52 of the 55 shots the Hamilton Bulldogs fired his […]

Of whistles and rankings




Editor’s note: This column appeared in our Dec. 23 Lapeer County Press, sister paper to the View Newspaper Group papers. We feel the topic is a must-read for all high school players and parents as it relates to the officials tasked with putting a stop to excessive contact on the high school basketball courts. Agree or not, the Michigan High […]

Township Road Advisory Committee sworn in




FLINT TOWNSHIP — Members of the township board Road Advisory Committee have been sworn in for ten-year terms, through 2025. Their role is to help the township make spending decisions for the recently renewed road millage. The township board approved the appointment of the following: Karyn Miller, chairperson John Whiteside, secretary Wayne Nierman James Rouse Dave Huffman Jeanine Libka John […]

DNR check station staff hunting valuable deer data



LAPEER COUNTY – Deer hunters don’t have to go far to have their deer checked in Lapeer County with the Lapeer State Game Area hosting a deer check station during firearm deer hunting season. Most Michigan deer hunters have been in the woods as much as possible during this firearm deer hunting season. However, one group of deer hunters — […]

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?



WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE? — This storied night even has it’s own song. Some folks will attend parties with a midnight champagne toast to 2016. Some will stay cozy at home to watch the Waterford ball drop in the celebrated tradition in New York’s Times Square or other televised events. For many others, the New Year’s Eve […]

New Midnight Edition adds distinction to small SUV



DETROIT – Chevrolet recently announced the 2016 Trax Midnight Edition – a blacked-out styling statement for the small SUV, offering customers a bold choice and adding to the momentum of the brand’s record 2015 crossover sales. Based on the LTZ trim, the Midnight Edition features black wheels, bezels, beltline molding and door handles, along with a black rear license plate […]

Township says goodbye to another retiring employee




FLINT TWP. — Pamela Knowles, a longtime clerical employee, received a send-off cake and a proclamation from the township board. The proclamation acknowledged Knowles for her utmost professionalism as an able, thoughtful, and dedicated employee during her 22 years of service. She began her full-time tenure with Flint Township on June 6, 1994, following the example of public service set […]

Firebirds reassign GM Terry Christensen, promote coach Gruden to GM/Coach



Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 9 p.m. — FLINT — The Flint Firebirds of the OHL have reassigned General Manager Terry Christensen to an unnamed position within the organization and promoted coach John Gruden to General Manager. Gruden will remain as coach of the team. The move seems to have been sparked by yet another trade made by Christensen on Sunday, but […]