So long Sabo

FLINT TWP. — The township board has accepted the resignation of Detective Nicholas Sabo, a seven year member of the police force. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said Sabo was leaving police work to pursue interests in a less dangerous career. She also said that the board was not required to formally accept Sabo’s resignation but had been asked to do […]


July 11-14: Summer volleyball camp at theDavison Middle School Gym (entranceacross from Jack Abernathy RegionalPark).Kids entering grades 3-5 from9-11:30 a.m. Kids entering grades 6-9,12:30-3:30 p.m. This camp is designedto gain more knowledge about the sportof volleyball through drills, circuits, andtraining with help from the Davison varsityvolleyball team. Cost: $70 per player forgrades 3-5 and $80 for kids in grades 6-9.All […]

Township warns about proper disposal of caustic materials

FLINT TWP. — Residents are being asked to be more careful about what is thrown in the trash, in the wake of a recent incident in which an Emterra Environmental waste collector was injured, according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. The worker was injured when he was splashed by acid from an item in the trash that leaked out […]

Talking Wings, drafts and passing of a legend

Fat Guy Corner

I t’s that time of the year in the sports world where things are a tad bit slow. We have a little golf, tennis, soccer, car racing and the baseball season. The NBA and NHL both had their drafts last week so let’s look at what happened for your Pistons and Red Wings. The Detroit Red Wings went after defense […]

In brief

District Closed FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth school district will be closed July 4 – July 8. There will be no staff or office personnel in the buildings. If you need to contact someone in one of the administrative offices, you can do so on Monday, July 11. — R.S. Church annual car show gearing up FLINT TWP. — The […]

Drones becoming an issue for high schools

GENESEE COUNTY – In what has become an increasingly bigger issue within the sports world, drones flying over athletic venues has reached the high school level. For the past two school years, the Michigan High School Athletic Association has put a ban on drones at MHSAA-sanctioned events for a variety of reason. “This is the second year that we’ve had […]

Cap decorations a sign of independence

A couple of weeks ago, the Swartz Creek View published photos of some local high school graduates. I took most of the photos, including one of a young man who had decorated his cap. I was not aware that the school prohibited the graduates from personalizing their caps, so the picture caused a bit of a kerfuffle. The ensuing debate […]

Pair of Firebirds drafted into NHL

BUFFALO – Flint Firebird forwards Will Bitten and Nick Caamano became the first ever Flint Firebirds to be drafted into the National Hockey League on Saturday, June 25. The two were chosen in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Bitten was picked by the Montreal Canadiens 70th overall in round three. The Dallas Stars picked up Bitten in the fifth round, […]

Helping hands

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hosted a press conference on Friday, June 24, which featured the President of Feeding America Matt Knott (left), the President of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Bill Kerr (center), and the Executive Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan Phil Knight (right). The men addressed the roles and remarkable collaboration of their […]

Camper storage program continues at state parks

LAPEER COUNTY – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that the camper storage program will continue this camping season at select Michigan state parks and recreation areas to help families offset the cost of fuel prices and enjoy their summer vacation plans. “The fuel-saving camper storage program is part of a pilot program introduced in 2008,” said Ron […]