In brief

Tax break approved for Hougen Manufacturing FLINT TWP. — After a public hearing at which no one raised objections, the township board approved a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption (IFT) for Hougen Manufacturing, 3001 Hougen Dr. The company plans to build a 30,000 square-foot production and warehouse addition at a cost of about $7.5 million. It is expected to add […]


At Grand Blanc Dual 12-14-16 Carman-Ainsworth 35, Flushing 45 103: Hunter Markel (F) over (CA) by forfeit 112: Brennen Herr (F) over Brijesh Kumar (CA) by fall 0:25 119: Sullivan Miller (F) over (CA) by forfeit 125: Jacob Yost (CA) over Justin Cotton (F) by fall 0:18 130: Damion Wilkes (CA) over Matthew Juhl (F) by TF 19-2 4:22 135: […]

Missing person reported

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police have issued a missing person statement for a township woman. On December 8, police received a received a missing person report from the family of Laquandra Shavonne Slater. Slater has not been in contact with friends or family since December 2, according to the police report. Slater’s vehicle was located in the City of […]

Firebirds get dramatic win prior to holiday break

SARNIA, Ont. – It took some extra time, but the Flint Firebirds were able to get the job done last Thursday, taking a 3-2 overtime victory at the Sarnia Sting to head into the holiday vacation with some momentum. It was a bit of a grind throughout the game as Ryan McGregor gave the Sting a 1-0 lead just 2:37 […]

Hurley’s Children’s Hospital receives gift from Animal Planet

FLINT – If you’ve never seen a 900 gallon four ton aquarium in person, now you can. The lobby of Hurley Children’s Hospital is the site for this gift from Alli Simpson and the team at the Animal Planet Show, TANKED. It was installed at the end of November and is the focal point of the show’s one-hour season finale […]

Not jumping off Lions bandwagon

Fat Guy Corner

The social media pages and negative Lions fans are already starting to write the Lions’ playoff hopes off with the loss to the New York Giants last Sunday. Come on, sports fans, they were not going to go 12-4 this season. Let’s acknowledge the New York Giants as a pretty darn good football team. The Giants’ 16-6 victory over the […]

Being on sick leave no vacation

For two months I’ve been off work dealing with health problems, but I’m happy to say I’m back – though still on the mend. I know some people might find two months off work to be like a vacation, but after just a couple weeks I was ready to return to my duties. My body, however, had different plans for […]



Chevrolet recently announced that pricing for the nextgeneration 2018 Equinox will start at $24,475 when it goes on sale this spring. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price includes the destination charge but excludes tax, title and additional dealer fees. Equinox offers a fresh, new design and technologies to help keep passengers comfortable and connected on the road. “In a word, crossover […]

Program exceeds national proposed regulations; emphasis on safety

FLINT TWP. — Baker College’s Flint campus has received recertification from the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI) for its entry-level truck driver training program. The certification is valid for five years, until 2021. The training program is offered at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint, 48503. “PTDI recertification ensures that our students continue to […]


Toast the season in style

MAYFIELD TWP. — Will you be toasting the holiday season with eggnog? Now is the time to be checking the recipe to make sure that it is safe to use. The holidays are not the time to be serving up foodborne illness. Traditionally, the egg beverage has been made with raw shell eggs. It is possible for clean, crack-free shell […]