2016-03-24

Expansion plans OK’d for growing business




FLINT TWP. — The township Planning Commission recently approved a site plan for Shaltz Automation to build an addition to its existing facility at 5190 Exchange Drive. Plans call for adding 10,000 square feet to the north side of the 18,000 square-foot facility to accommodate a growing assembly business. “It is a good problem to have,’ said Mike Pifer, of […]

In brief



“Financial Management” Workshop for Small Business FLINT – A “Financial Management” workshop for small business will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Wednesday, March 30 from 1-4 p.m. “Financial Management” is designed to help small business owners. It introduces basic accounting concepts and how to apply financial information that helps small business owners manage a business more effectively. […]

Parallels drawn between trees and forest



There are several things I do not do well. Parallel parking is one. Fortunately, I have no burning desire, nor hankerin’, nor so much as an inkling to go out and parallel park in my spare time. It is not a hobby of mine. If I could do it, I would not include it on my resume. It is not […]

Dye planning Color-A-Thon



FLINT TWP. — Dye Elementary School is gearing up for its “Get Fit or Dye Trying’” Color-a-thon at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 16 on the grounds of the school at 1174 S. Graham Road. Dye students began collecting donations this week to earn event rewards including wacky attire and an official participation plaque. Families are being invited to participate […]

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 […]