Interactive technology enhances employees cardiovascular life support skills at McLaren

FLINT — Thanks to advances in technology, employees at McLaren Flint are experiencing a new way of testing their basic and advanced cardiovascular life support skills. Called HeartCode®, this technology based learning tool was created by the American Heart Association (AHA). As of March 1, all employees at McLaren Flint who are required to participate in either the ACLS or […]

In brief

Motorcycle Awareness Party set for April 9 BANCROFT — A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) Region 20 is hosting a Motorcycle Awareness Fundraising Party. This is event is to help motorcyclists be seen by raising money for a billboard on I-75. The party is April 9, starting at 6 p.m. at the Bancroft Town Hall, 120 Warren Street, Bancroft. The […]

Flint Junior Golf expanding again

AREAWIDE – For the second time in five years, the Flint Junior Golf Association is expanding, this time in a westerly direction. The 78-year-old organization has opened its 2016 membership to youths in the New Lothrop, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Morrice and Webberville school systems — all west or southwest of the Genesee County border that used to determine eligibility. The […]

Calendar listings sought

LAPEER – It’s that time of year. If you have a charitable golf outing slated for this spring/summer and want it listed in this year’s calendar, please send the details to Dan Nilsen at dnilsen@mihomepaper.com. – L.P.

Sign of spring

Eggs are said to be an ancient symbol of the return of spring and they will be sprouting like crocuses on the grounds of Wildwind Community Church, 6020 Corunna Road, which is inviting families in the community to attend its 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 1-3 p.m. Saturday March 26. There will be games, prizes, face painting, live animals, the […]

National wrestling Hall of Fame announces inductees

LANSING – Former Lapeer West varsity wrestling coach John Virnich was inducted in 2009 and Imlay City and Olivet College wrestler, Imlay City assistant coach and current president of Page One, Inc., Randy Jorgensen, was inducted in 2010. Five new members will become inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Michigan Chapter (NWHOFMC) at a ceremony at Michigan State […]

ZBA denies variance for pot-growing facility

FLINT TWP. — After a public hearing on Monday, the township Zoning Board of Appeals denied a request for a variance from Eden II. LLC to locate a medical marihuana growing facility less than the required distance from residential property. A township ordinance prohibits such facilities from being located within 1,500 feet of residential property. Eden’s proposed location at 4259-4299 […]

Firebirds’ season ends on five-game skid

FLINT – The inaugural season of Flint Firebirds’ hockey came to an end at home on Saturday as Flint took its fifth loss in a row, falling to the Guelph Storm, 5-3. Flint got on the board first in front of a capacity crowd at the Dort Federal Event Center as Nicholas Caamano buried one at 12:14 of the opening […]

Five new officers sworn in

FLINT TWP. — Roll call: Joshua Pedersen, Kyle Brandon, Dexter Taylor, Kevin Thompson and Shana McCallum. Those are the names of the township’s newest police officers who received conditional offers of employment on Monday. Four were sworn in on Tuesday. The township board approved the hires at its Monday night meeting. The entry level officers will fill five of 11 […]

College teams face uncertainty of March

Fat Guy Corner

The bouncing orange basketball did not bounce the way of the Spartans, or Wolverines, over the weekend in the NCAA Tournament. Yes, the Wolverines won the play-in game against Tulsa on Wednesday night, but the next game against Notre Dame was a loss. The Michigan State Spartans, the choice of many to win the entire tournament, were stunned by the […]