Community papers are still on the frontline

This is my first column for the View newspapers. I’m thrilled to be here. Here’s why: Long ago as a young reporter for a medium-size newspaper, I used to cover schools in tiny towns stuck way out in the middle of cornfields, little places without stoplights. Real Nowheresvilles. At the time I wondered why. “Who the heck cares about school […]

Firebirds strong still drop 2 games

LONDON, Ontario – In London on Monday afternoon, the Flint Firebirds got down early before clawing their way back. Unfortunately, their comeback was nullified in a 5-2 loss to the Knights in front of 9,046 fans at Budweiser Gardens. London wasted no time attacking the net as Mitchell Marner scored just 1:12 into the game. A little later in the […]

Recall petition language approved

Citizen group hopes to unseat 2 Swartz Creek School Board members

ALL AREAS — The three-member Election Commission has approved petition language in a recall effort against Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education Vice President Brian Sepanak and Secretary Stacey Glynn. Neither Sepanak nor Glynn had decided whether they would appeal the commission’s ruling. The citizen organization now must collect about 2,359 signatures from registered voters within the school district, […]

All-Star games need to go out with the trash

Fat Guy Corner

The NBA All-Star game was once again a total waste of time. I tuned in only to see what Kobe Bryant had to say in his farewell speech. I liked his little speech and decided to watch at least the first quarter. I will admit, though, that I didn’t make it through the whole quarter. All it became was a […]

In brief

Kindergarten Round Up for Carman-Ainsworth Schools FLINT TWP. — Do you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall? If your child turns age 5 by September 1, 2016, please plan to attend kindergarten registration at the elementary school in your service area. If you are not sure which one to attend, contact any C-A elementary […]


BOYS BASKETBALL At Davison on Tuesday in a Saginaw Valley League-South contest Carman- Ainsworth found itself in a close contest for the initial three quarters before finally pulling away 79-55. With the win the Cavaliers raised their season record to 15-2 overall, 9-0 SVL-South. “In the fourth quarter Davison ran out of gas, but at the end of the third […]

Seven new police cars purchased

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has authorized the purchase of seven new vehicles for the Police Department at a total cost of $226,848. Purchasing the four patrol cars and three administrative vehicles is included in the 2016 budget, said Police Chief George Sippert. Four 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicles will be purchased at $37,727 each for a total […]

Weekly fishing report

Many areas had little to no ice so anglers are urged to use extreme caution if they’re thinking of heading out. Those visiting spots with open water were targeting and catching steelhead while those on ice (northern part of the state) were seeing success looking for walleye, lake trout and perch. SOUTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA Lake Erie: Had no ice. There […]

Chrome & Ice draws more than 2,400 guests

FLINT — Back to the Bricks organizers hoped bringing in some of the country’s hottest cars would be a great way to kick off the new Chrome & Ice indoor winter car show, and they certainly weren’t disappointed. More than 2,400 people attended this year’s inaugural event, held Feb. 12-14 at the Dort Federal Event Center in Burton. This year’s […]



GMC announced this week pricing for the all-new 2017 Acadia will start at $29,995 when it goes on sale this spring. The base price is $1,905 less than the 2016 base model and the new Acadia offers more standard equipment, including a new IntelliLink system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It also offers an expanded range of active […]