2016-04-14

Road Improvement Plan set for five years




FLINT TWP. — Spring thaw has highlighted some of the worst roads in the township in need of repair but not all can be done at once. Now that the township road millage is firmly in place until 2025, approved by voters in November 2015, the township Road Advisory Committee has proposed a Road Improvement Plan for the next five […]

Tune-up is on the tee





Fingers crossed for decent weather, area high school boys’ golf teams will get their first swings on a course this season at Friday’s Lapeer Tune-up. Mother Nature is throwing everything left in her handbag at us this week and into Monday and Tuesday. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and a mix of the three are keeping 97 percent (my rough estimate) […]

Township clerk running for county commissioner seat




FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts announced last November that, after serving three four-year terms, she would not run for re-election this year. But Courts apparently is not yet ready to retire from public service. She is one of three candidates so far who have filed for Genesee County Commissioner, representing the fourth district, on the Aug. 2 state […]

Bowlers pick up All-State honors



FLINT TWP. – Carman- Ainsworth senior Jordan Nunn was a First-Team selection and senior Milton Gibson was a Second-Team pick on the Div. 1 All-State bowling team as selected by Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association. Nunn reached the semifinals and Gibson made it to the quarterfinals of the boys’ state singles tournament last month at Sterling Lanes. – […]

Annual building report charts growth




FLINT TWP. — Growth is ongoing in the township as shown by the $20.9 million value of building permits pulled in the township in 2015, according to an annual building department report provided by Tracey Tucker, who heads the township building department and also is director of economic enhancement. The permit value total is up from $15.3 million in 2014 […]

ROUNDUP



SOFTBALL The Cavaliers’ game at home against Holly on Tuesday was canceled due to field conditions. They return to the field today at home against Lapeer. – B.P. Sports Shorts FLINT – Grand Blanc Gladiators travel baseball is offering a free baseball skills clinic for kids ages 7-10 (as of May 1). The clinic takes place Saturday, May 7 at […]

Maintenance plans in place for summer




FLINT TWP. — Alas, the season of sunshine and good times is also the season of dust and weeds, requiring methods to keep things under control. The township board takes proactive steps with its annual dust control program and noxious weed policy. The noxious weed policy is a public reminder to land owners to maintain lawns. The public notice warns […]

Wings make playoffs with a little help from their friends

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Red Wings extend their NHL Playoff streak to 25 in a row. I predicted last week that they would not make the playoffs. My prediction would have been right except I didn’t factor in a Boston Bruins collapse at home on the last day of the season. The Ottawa Senators laid down a 6-1 beating to the Bruins. […]

Cause of fatal still unknown




FLINT TWP. — Someone has tied a bright bouquet of flowers to a stop sign at Court Street and Dye Road where 15-year-old Taylor Kerckaert of Durand, died Friday, April 1 as a result of a car accident. The crash involved four vehicles; a pickup truck, a minivan, and two sedans. Taylor was a passenger in the minivan being driven […]

Tee Time



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