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Therapy dog training at Goodrich UMC GOODRICH – Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs will host training classes at Goodrich United Methodist Church starting Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Therapy dogs can be any size or breed. Dogs must have a good temperament, be well socialized, and have basic obedience. Dogs must be friendly, enjoy human contact with the elderly and children. A […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint on Aug. 19 will feature Joey Farner and the Tribe, with special guests Rev Right Time and the First Cuzins of Funk and Tripp N. Dixie. Tickets are $10 in advance. 40 oz. to Freedom, a tribute to Sublime, with special guests Sick Smile, […]

Pedestrian killed on Corunna Road

FLINT TWP. – Brian Phillips, a 50-year-old Flint Township resident, was fatally injured while crossing Corunna Road on Saturday, August 13 at approximately 10:48 pm, according to a police report. He was struck by a westbound vehicle as he was crossing Corunna just west of S. Dye Road, according to an initial investigation by Flint Township police, who responded to […]

Flint Jr. Golf crowns champs

FLINT – The annual Flint Jr. Golf Association summer leagues ended on Aug. 1 and 10, with champions crowned in each division. The 5- and 9-hole divisions finished their seasons Aug. 1 and 2 and the 18-hole division Aug. 8-10. A slew of awards were handed out by league director Loyd Walter. Garrett Jewell and Kennedy Smith earned the Sportsmanship […]

Creek grad, local paramedic grateful for Hurley trauma center

FLINT – Hurley Medical Center will once again hold its annual Trauma Center Golf Classic, which was announced at a press conference at Hurley this past Friday. The golf outing itself will take place on Sept. 12 at the Flint Golf Club. Two guest speakers at the press conference are survivors telling their stories about how Hurley’s Trauma Center helped […]

Thank you Mr. Phelps!

The Olympics have the USA winning numerous gold medals, which is no shocker. The Michael Phelps story has been the most interesting watch in Rio, for me anyway. Phelps has won six medals of which five are gold and one silver. One must ask, is Phelps the most decorated Olympic athlete ever? I would have to answer yes, I do […]



Dodge believes the golden age of performance cars is now, making this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise the perfect time and place to reintroduce the brand’s two famed, racebred nameplates — the new 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona, muscle cars that deliver even more performance and precision to the naturally aspirated HEMI V-8 lineup with unique powertrain induction and exhaust […]

2016-08-18 E-Edition

Downsizing strikes three longtime national companies with local ties, closings possible

FLINT TWP. — Three established area businesses announced store closings and a bankruptcy last week. Macy’s department store and Ruby Tuesday restaurant announced store closings and Logan’s Roadhouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization and announced store closings. Logan’s and Macy’s both have locations at Genesee Valley Center mall. Ruby Tuesday closed its Genesee Valley location several years ago but […]

New Comcast agreement approved

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees approved a ten-year renewal franchise agreement with Comcast. It is a uniform agreement to comply with a state law passed in 2007, said John Gardner, Comcast director of external affairs, who attended the Monday night board meeting to explain the new contract. The new contract sets the franchise fee at 5 percent […]