Ernie gets a hug

No one ran running and screaming from the building when Ernie and a sister skunk visited the Genesee Library District McCarty Library last week. To find out why, see story on the Living page.

Flushing rower tops list of State’s Olympians

FLUSHING – Ellen Tomek, 32, a Flushing native and Flint Powers Catholic grad returns to the Olympic summer games that takes place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil starting on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Opening ceremonies take place on Friday, Aug. 5. Tomek, who now calls Princeton, New Jersey home, placed fifth in the doubles sculls in the 2008 Olympics. She began […]

Leadership changes at C-A

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth students and parents will see several familiar faces in new places when school resumes Tuesday, September 6. As previously announced, Superintendent Eddie Kindle will begin his first school year in the top job. After serving two years as assistant superintendent for curriculum and human resources, Kindle was promoted in April and took over in early June, […]

Flint Jr. Nicklaus group reaches final regular competition

GRAND BLANC TWP. – Karsen Johnston of Davison and Keri Parks, a recent Flushing grad, led the girls with matching 74s in the Flint Jr. Golf Association’s final regular-season match of the season Monday at the Captain’s Club. FJGA director Bill Hense said that only 48 golfers showed up for the final. On the boys’ side Grand Blanc’s Trevor Bailey […]

Close finishes and two upsets in primary election

FLINT TWP. — In the race for township supervisor, incumbent Karyn Miller bested opponent David N. Huffman by a 2 to 1 margin but there were tight finishes in the battles for clerk, treasurer and trustees including an upset in the treasurer’s race, according to unofficial election results reported Tuesday night by the Genesee County Clerk Election Division. With all 15 […]

Changes in latitude

Sports VIEW

This will be my last column for the VIEW Newspapers. As you read this, my wife and I are motoring cross-country to California, where we plan to spend the rest of our lives amid palm trees and endless summer. It’s been a long-time goal of ours to get away from winter permanently, and the original plan was Florida. But then […]

4th District Commissioner Northrup stepping down

GENESEE COUNTY -—In a late breaking announcement dated July 27, just six days before the August 2 primary, County Commissioner John W. Northrup announced that he has decided not to run for re-election. “After more than 45 years of public service I have decided to step down as the 4th District County Commissioner effective December 31, 2016 to spend more […]

Trade deadline silence

Fat Guy Corner

The Major League Baseball trade deadline came to a close at 4 o’clock on Monday. Let’s say the first trade deadline, to be clear. The second one comes this month when a player clears waivers and can move to another baseball club. He must clear waivers first, though. I will say the huge winner in the first trade was hands […]

Come support cruise benefit this weekend

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Church of the Nazarene Community Car Cruise and Family Fun Festival is set for 4-8 p.m., Saturday August 6 in the church parking lot, 2254 S. Dye Road. This annual event draws individuals of all ages, according to a press release. The cars represent a multitude of generations from (Model) A to (Iroc) Z […]

Kayla Run on Saturday

GOODRICH – The 11th annual Kayla Memorial Run takes place Saturday in front of Goodrich High. The course of the race will consist of a wide variety when it comes to the terrain, including paved and dirt roads, as well as rolling hills and will conclude on the Goodrich High track, which will also include a 5k course. There will […]