2016-03-24

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 […]

More housing to be built for low-income seniors




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Service Agency of Mid-Michigan (FSAMM) has already built two three-unit apartment houses on Larchmont Street for low-income seniors and it now is planning to build two more. The township board gave unanimous support to FSAMM’s plan to acquire five more vacant lots on Larchmont from the Genesee County Landbank. FSA plans to combine the plots […]

All-Saginaw Valley League-South



BOYS’ BASKETBALL FIRST TEAM Ja’Kavien Lewis, 10, G, Carman- Ainsworth Terry Armstrong, 9, G, Carman- Ainsworth Tevin Taylor, 12, G, Flint Southwestern Ivan Warren, 12, F, Flint Southwestern O’Mari Duncan, 10, F, Carman- Ainsworth Eric McGeary, 12, G, Lapeer Antquan Cox, 11, F, Flint Northwestern Brian Morse, 12, G, Lapeer SECOND TEAM Darious Young, 11, G, Flint Northwestern Michael Fletcher, […]

Carr, NFL cornerback, visits Dye




FLINT TWP. — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr made a stop by Dye Elementary Monday afternoon to exercise third graders’ bodies and minds. Through a program called Play 60 Read 20, Carr, in cooperation with the United Way, stresses the importance of a well-rounded workout. The students went through an hour of obstacle-course training in the school’s gym followed by […]

Thought-provoking advice to live by

Sports VIEW



While following the BNP Paribas tennis open in Indian Wells and the Arnold Palmer Invitational that started last Wednesday I was struck by the advice coming from the 20-somethings in the fields at both events. It’s advice that every high school athletes can use. As I was catching up on the matches of the day at the BNP Paribas last […]