2016 Michigan Apple crop expected to hit 31 million bushels Official apple crop estimate for 2016 announced

STATEWIDE – Michigan’s apple growers will harvest approximately 31 million bushels (1.302 billion pounds) of apples this year, according to the official crop estimate announced Aug. 26 at the USApple Outlook meeting in Chicago. This is an increase of 7 million bushels from last year, and would be a record-sized crop for Michigan. In 2015, Michigan growers harvested an about […]

Are you ready for some football?

Fat Guy Corner

The college football season kicked off last Friday night and the California Golden Bears whipped the Hawaii Rainbows 51-31. The boys from Hawaii will head to Ann Arbor for, what will more than likely, be another whipping on the football field. The Wolverines should have no problem defeating the Hawaii football squad. I watched the first half of the game […]

Fire damages Elms Rd. house

FLINT TWP. — A small house fire last week in the 1000 block of S. Elms Road caused about $25,000 to $35,000 in damage, according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. The fire was started accidentally by a weld torch in a bathroom being remodeled where they were welding copper pipes, the homeowner said. The fire was contained to the […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavaliers finished in sixth place on both ends of the Corunna Early Bird Meet on Tuesday as the boys had 184 and the girls 183. Joe Chinkeefatt led the boys in 40th in 20:49.09, Wyatt Pangerl was 56th in 21:31.60, Andrew Stephens took 94th in 26:48.86, Juan Cunningham was 98th in 30:56.00, Keegan McGuffey placed 100th in […]

Daycare fundraiser benefits band students

FLINT TWP. – Kids at the Little Rascals Childcare and Learning Center held fundraisers all last week to raise money for the Kyle Hart Fund, benefitting Carman-Ainsworth students who need band instruments but can’t afford them. The Kyle Eileen Hart music memorial fund was created to honor the memory of a 10-year-old, fifth-grader, in her first year of band at […]


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Residents complain about weed overgrowth

FLINT TWP. — Don Brinkman has lived on Norris Drive in the Lindenwood Farms subdivision since 1982. In all those years, he said he has never seen weed growth in curbs like he’s seeing this year. He brought photos to the township board meeting to show and tell how the weed growth is noticeably bad on streets in his subdivision. […]


Aug. 24 Cowboy Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 N. Lake George Rd. Practice Shoot 5:30 p.m.-dark Aug. 26, 27 24th annual Traditional Archery Weekend at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 N. Lake George Rd., Attica. Cost: $25 weekend, per person; $12 per day per person; $50 per weekend per family. Friday night fun shoot, Saturday registration 9 a.m.-5 […]

In brief

Support C-A robotics yard sale this weekend FLINT TWP. — It’s almost time to come out and support the annual Carman- Ainsworth Annual Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 from 9 am – 5 pm. Donations are also being accepted. All proceeds go to the robotics team. To make […]

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