Lights out

Residents complain about dark conditions on township roads

FLINT TWP. — At the past two township board meetings, residents have come forward to complain about a large number of streetlight outages. Kevin Stiff, a business owner and resident, said he personally drove around the township counting outages – 49 on Miller Road, 20 on Corunna Road and about 35 on Linden Road before he stopped counting. Stiff said […]

Strong Lady Cavs team heads for district

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth has its best girls’ basketball team in nearly a decade and will be looking for its third straight district championship when it opens play in the Class A tournament next week. But it won’t come easy. The Cavaliers are in a district field that includes ninth-ranked Flushing and honorable mention St. Johns, the host team. Flushing, […]

Twp. updates 5-year master parks & rec plan

FLINT TWP. — More sidewalks, more beautification efforts, trail expansion and programmed activities for children and fitness buffs are among recommendations for the township set forth in the newly adopted 2016-2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Approved by the township board last week, the five-year plan requires periodic updating so that township projects will be grant eligible. The document includes […]

Hamlin wins at Daytona

Fat Guy Corner

The Super Bowl of NASCAR is over already and the winner by the slimmest of margins is Denny Hamlin. What a finish as Hamlin barely beat Martin Truex Jr. in the closest finish ever at the Daytona 500. It was a photo finish and the winning margin was one .01 of a second that gave Joe Gibbs Racing just its […]

Fire dept. to upgrade equipment

FLINT TWP. — The time has come to replace the fire department’s utility/ staff vehicle. At the request of Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, the township board has approved the purchase of a 2016 Chevrolet 4×4 Tahoe at a cost of $36,609. It will replace a 2003 Ford that has more than 102,000 miles on it and is in need […]


SWIM AND DIVE The Cavaliers lost to Lapeer 96-72 and Flint Powers 107-56 at the Lapeer Community Center last Thursday. Andrew Fox, Wyatt Pangerl, Brennan Robertson and Carson Koegel were second in the 200 medley relay in 2:04.08. Pangerl then won the 50 free in 25.37 and Robertson was third in 25.79. Koegel took second in the 100 free in […]

Township officials support water drive

FLINT TWP. — Help for the Flint water crisis keeps pouring in. The latest is the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” water drive, which is a cooperative effort between residents, businesses, church groups and civic leaders. The effort is spearheaded by Gene Leverette, a member of the township Road Advisory Committee. He is listed as the contact person on a flier being […]

Firebirds’ firestorm II

Team owner, staff suspended for rest of season

FLINT — The controversy that surrounded the Flint Firebirds in November made international headlines and put the Ontario Hockey League on notice that team owner Rolf Nilsen may have been conducting team operations the wrong way in order to serve his own personal interests. But when the coaches were re-hired and the players returned, the tension seemed to blow over. […]

WFBA helps Flint Twp. broadcast water announcement

FLINT TWP. – With Valentine’s Day only a few days away and concerns expressed by the townships many restaurants about reassuring diners about water quality, Flint Township officials knew they had to act fast to alleviate fears. Township Karyn Miller and other township officials sought support from the West Flint Business Association to sponsor a 30-second radio commercial that ran […]

Jeep introduces all-new 2016 Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition

FCA US LLC and Warner Bros. Pictures are joining forces in a oneof kind co-branded partnership to mark the premiere of the highly anticipated debut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (opening nationwide in theaters on March 25, 2016). The unique alliance includes the introduction of the all-new 2016 Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition (available now in […]