Obama declares state of emergency in Flint water crisis

GENESEE COUNTY — The city of Flint, once famous worldwide as Vehicle City, now finds itself thrust onto the world stage as the site of a contaminated water crisis that has generated controversy and left thousands of residents without safe drinking water. On Saturday, President Barack Obama granted the request Gov. Rick Snyder’s made Jan. 14 to declare a federal […]

Outdoor Calendar

Jan. 23 Lapeer VFW Post 4139 Men’s Auxiliary 4th annual Sportsman Dinner. Tickets: $25, includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverage, dessert and chance for door prizes. Gun and bucket raffles and ladies prizes. Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center Street. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit veterans. Details: Tom Dennis at 810-614-1358 or 664-9222. Feb. 13 […]

In brief

Annual elementary school dances coming soon FLINT TWP. — Dye/Randels and Rankin/ Dillon elementary schools are getting ready for their annual Daddy/Daughter & Mothers/Son dances. Dye/Randels will host its 9th annual dance on Feb. 5 from 6-8 pm. The Rankin/Dillon Elementary dance is on Feb. 6 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $20 per couple and $3 for each additional child. […]

Ice cold Firebirds lose 10th straight

OTTAWA – Despite outshooting the Ottawa 67’s 31-27, the Flint Firebirds recorded their 10th straight loss on the road on Sunday 4-1. There were no goals scored until the final two minutes of the first period as Ottawa’s Dante Salituro broke the deadlock with a power-play goal. Just 1:18 into the second frame, Salituro did it once again, also on […]

State releases 2015 report on Student Safety Program

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools are among those in the state actively promoting the state’s OK2Say student safety initiative. With a motto to “Stop the Silence, Help End the Violence,” OK2Say received more than 2,000 student tips in 2015, according to a press release last week from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. Schuette announced the 2015 results along with Michigan […]

Tigers sign left fielder – take aim at World Series

Fat Guy Corner

I t might be colder than cold outside, however things heated up for the Detroit Tigers baseball team and its fans. Justin Upton will be the new left fielder for the low, low price of six years at $132.75 million. Justin does have the right to opt out of the contract after year two. The three-time All-Star is 28-years old. […]

Toymaker’s Tea Party is Feb. 28

FLINT — Toymaker’s Tea Party, being held Feb. 28 at Blackstone’s Grill, 531 S Saginaw St., is a classic tea with soup, light tea sandwiches, desserts, and tea. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to the tea. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the ballerinas and take complimentary photos with them. Tea party, which starts at noon, […]

Cavs ninth at Genesee County swim Meet

FENTON — Depth, confidence and disciplined coaching led the Grand Blanc boys’ swim and dive team to its 16th straight Genesee County title at Fenton High on Saturday. Grand Blanc blew away the field by 325.5 points. The Bobcats won with 654.5, Fenton was a distant second with 329 and Swartz Creek/Flushing was third with 257.5. Flint Powers was fourth […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Trivium, with special guests DevereauX and Avenue Sky, Jan. 20. Tickets are $20 in advance. Scott Stapp, the voice of Creed, will perform Jan. 29. Tickets are $25 in advance. Ana, Eva Under Fire, the Tom Toms and the Distorted Waltz will […]

Bowlers sweep Northwestern

MOUNT PLEASANT – Carman- Ainsworth swept Flint Northwestern in Saginaw Valley League bowling last Saturday, 28-2 in the boys’ match and 29-1 in the girls’ meet at Chippewa Lanes in Mount Pleasant. Milton Gibson had the league’s high series for the day with a 257-214-481, while Jordan Nunn bowled a 228 game and Robbie Wheeler a 200. The Cavs also […]