2016-02-04

Voter registration deadline nearing for March primary

Secretary Johnson encourages participation in upcoming election

LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that they have until Feb. 8 to register to vote in the March 8 presidential primary election. “Each vote is equally important, and so I encourage everyone who is not yet registered to vote to do so,” said Johnson, Michigan’s chief election officer. “Voting is one of the foundations of our […]

Saarijarvi shines, but Firebirds skid continues




FLINT – Despite some valiant efforts, the Flint Firebirds lost their 15th game in a row on Saturday night at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint. Flint lost 5-2 to the Sarnia Sting. Sarnia got it going early and often, opening the scoring just 58 seconds into the game with a goal from Travis Konecny off a […]

Young man found shot to death



FLINT TWP. — On Jan. 28, at 12:19 p.m. Flint Township Police officers responded to the 3000 block of W. Dartmouth for a shooting, according to a press release. When officers arrived they found an unresponsive 21-year-old male with a gunshot wound inside of a house. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Michigan State Police Crime Lab […]

Gather around, it’s time for my Super Bowl prediction

Fat Guy Corner

Here we go as Super Bowl 50 is really close to taking place on Sunday. The last two weeks of hype and numerous stupid Super Bowl tidbits are now history. Oh, we cannot forget all the dumb questions at media day! What a waste of time that day is for all the football players. Let’s be honest here, almost everyone […]

In brief



Winter tax bills are due FLINT TWP. — About a month remains to pay winter tax bills without penalty. Winter Tax collection began December 1, 2015 and is payable through February 29 at the Flint Township Administration Office, 1490 S. Dye Road, Flint. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 810- 732-1350 […]

Jeep Celebrates 75 Years of Legendary History With Full Lineup of New Special-edition Models



Born in 1941, the Jeep brand celebrates 75 years of 4×4 leadership, military history, and open-air freedom and adventure in 2016. As a tribute to this diamond anniversary celebration, Jeep is creating distinctive, 75th Anniversary special-edition models of each vehicle in its lineup. “Jeep vehicles have defined the authentic SUV and set the benchmark for off-road capability and freedom since […]

Area technicians receive Awards of Excellence from Goyette Mechanical



FLINT — Goyette Mechanical has announced their 2015 Excellence in Service Award winners. Clio resident Roger Stanley has been awarded the Curt Maser Excellence Award, and Flushing resident Steve Gibbs has been awarded the George Hier Excellence Award. The Curt Maser Award is given each year to the Goyette Service Technician that exemplifies excellence in Customer Service, Training and Certification. […]

Let no good deed go unpunished



True story: Years ago, I worked in an office where I had a view of a creek and a field and a house beyond it where there often romped a big German shepherd dog. One day, I looked out the window and saw that the dog had wandered away from home and was strolling past my office window, heading straight […]

Get the red out to support heart health



FLINT TWP. — The ladies in red (men too) will be out in full force on Friday, wearing the vivid color in support of the 13th Annual National Wear Red Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). The annual event kicks off American Heart Month and is set aside to increase awareness about a disease that cause one in […]

Skaff Furniture, Serta Restokraft join forces to aid in Flint water crisis




FLINT – Skaff Furniture- Carpet One and Serta Restokraft Mattress Company partnered up to deliver a 53-foot semi-truck packed with 36,432 16-ounce bottles of water at 5402 Hill Dr., Friday morning last week for aid in the Flint crisis. A release to the press said plans for the project came to fruition when Skaff was contacted by President and CEO […]


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