Twp. on-call firefighters badly needed

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department needs to hire more men or women on-call firefighters, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Over the past 10 years, the fire department has lost half of its on-call firefighting staff due to moving (job related or housing issues), health issues or retirement. “We are currently down to 19 on-call firefighters and […]

Carman-Ainsworth grad Gerald Holmes continues to prove role for Spartans

EAST LANSING – A 49-0 win over Rutgers on Saturday provided one scary moment for Carman-Ainsworth grad and Michigan State University junior Gerald Holmes. Holmes suffered a leg injury when he had his left leg awkwardly twisted under the pile of Rutgers defensemen on Saturday. The extent of the injury is not reported, per MSU policy. Holmes has 83 attempts […]

In brief

Name change meeting is tonight FLINT TWP. — The third meeting of an Exploratory Committee to consider changing the township’s name will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Township Supervisor Karyn Miler said that township attorney Peter Goodstein is expected to attend the meeting to explain the legal process and to answer questions. A committee of about 25 people […]

Genesee County buck pole winners

DAVISON – The 10th annual Genesee County buck pole was hosted by the Flint Regional Chapter of Safari Club International in conjunction with Madden’s Lounge on Tuesday, Nov. 15, the traditional opening day of firearm deer hunting season. A total of 13 bucks were entered by nightfall and Don Koon of Atlas won the top prize with his buck that […]

You Skate, We Donate event benefits Old Newsboys Sunday

GRAND BLANC TWP. – Rollhaven Skating Center is helping the Old Newsboys brighten Christmas for area children during the You Skate, We Donate event 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. During the event all admission fees, which are $7.50 per person with $4 skate rental, will be donated to the Old Newsboys. Rollhaven is at 5315 S. Saginaw Rd. […]

Small schools getting love

Fat Guy Corner

The weekend story has to be the college football playoff picture. The No. 2-ranked Clemson Tigers lost to the Pittsburgh Panthers on a last-second field goal. The Michigan Wolverines, ranked No. 3, lost to the Iowa Hawkeyes. The No. 4-ranked Washington Huskies dropped a home contest to the USC Trojans, who were red hot going into the football game. The […]

No fear at the Thanksgiving dinner

Ah, it’s my turn for the column right after the election. So be it. After an endless, surreal spectacle of an election season, America now has President Trump. That is a reality. We can contest the results, debate about the legitimacy of the Electoral College or the failures of the Democratic Party, but one thing remains certain: Trump has a […]

Local vet honored at Firebirds Military Appreciation Night

FLINT — Jerry Ponder, 90 of Flint, was honored Friday Night Nov. 11 at the Military Appreciation Night at the Flint Firebirds game. He is a World War II Navy veteran serving from 1943-46. Ponder’s family surprised him with the nomination through NASH FM and he was chosen as the service member to drop the puck. Ponder was a season […]

Designer to report on industry technology trends at convention

FLINT TWP. — Jacob Smith, a Baker College graduate, has been named to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) “30 under 30” list for his kitchen design wizardry, exceptional work ethic and dedication to community service, according to a press release. Smith, 26, of Flushing, is the youngest of eight designers at Starline Kitchen and Bath Gallery in Flushing. […]

Owosso set to join Flint Metro League

FLINT – The Flint Metro League principals voted Owosso into the league as its ninth member on Oct. 2. Owosso joins the Metro League effective with the 2017-18 school year. The vote was unanimous and Owosso, currently a member of the Capital Area Activities Conference, saw its Board of Education approve the move out of the CAAC on Oct. 24 […]