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 […]

In brief

Leadership NOW: second cohort graduates, plans gathering space FLINT — Twelve business and nonprofit professionals graduated today from Leadership NOW, an intensive, year-long leadership development program offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Genesee County. The participants have completed 100+ hours of training and 10 hours of oneon one coaching, focused on honing their […]

‘Mighty Blues’ offer many disease fighting benefits

OREGON TWP. — The Michigan Agriculture Council calls Michigan blueberries “Mighty Blues.” Did you Michigan leads the nation in growing blueberries? Blueberries are full of flavor and antioxidants, blueberries offer a variety of health benefits. Anthocyanin, compounds that gives blueberries their color, have been proven to fight free radicals which can cause cancer. Anthocyanin also may play a role in […]

Twp. boards says farewell to retiring deputy clerk

FLINT TWP. — Former Clerk Kim Courts was on hand to help send off her long-serving deputy clerk Lorri Donovan, who retired last month after 21 years of service. Courts, who recently stepped down after three four-year terms in office, presented Donovan with an engraved crystal paperweight praising her abilities as an able assistant. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller read the […]

Turkey from frozen to oven

LAPEER TWP. — Holidays are hectic in the kitchen. You are busy planning the menu, making the pies, peeling potatoes and preparing the green bean casserole. Then you realize the turkey did not get out of the freezer in time for proper thawing in the refrigerator. Well, there are a couple things you can do to get caught up and […]