The 2017 road improvement map

FLINT TWP. — Winter is ending and the ground is thawing which means that road construction season is not far away. Two major projects in the township this year will include work on Court Street from Linden Road to the city limits and repaving Linden Road from Lennon to Calkins, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said at a recent board meeting. […]

Lady Cavs finish regular season; districts start Mon.

FLINT – Destiny Strothers led Carman- Ainsworth with 24 points in the Cavs’ 71-42 win over Midland last Friday. Carman-Ainsworth led by three after one quarter, 21-18 and increased the cushion to 33-22 by halftime. The game remained close with Carman- Ainsworth still on top 49-34. A 22-point showing in the fourth sealed the win as Midland could only muster […]

Twp. fire dept. joins MABAS emergency response group

FLINT TWP. — Calls for emergency help could come from as far away as Chicago under an amended Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Agreement (MMABAS) approved by the township board for the fire department’s participation. A MABAS is a prearranged response and assistance plan provided to a Requesting Party from an Assisting Party. “It is a user-driven system designed […]

The Joe has played a major role in my life

Fat Guy Corner

The Farewell to the Joe is the theme for this year’s Detroit Red Wings hockey club. This past Saturday I made my farewell trip to Joe Louis Arena to watch my beloved Red Wings play the Washington Capitals. The Red Wings delivered a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory in my farewell. I had a barley pop in my hand and numerous […]

Baker dorm fire damaged one room

FLINT TWP. – A small kitchen fire on Wednesday, February 15, at about 9:30 p.m., damaged one of the newly-renovated dorm suites at Baker Hall East on the Baker College-Flint campus off Bristol Road. The second-floor fire was caused by a stovetop grease fire from cooking, said Mike Burkley, Flint Township assistant fire chief. It was contained to the room […]


MHSAA individual district 2-11-17 at Oxford 119: Quarterfinal – Dominic Todaro (Romeo) 25-9 over Jacob Yost (CA) 38-13 (Fall 1:36) 119: Cons. Round 1 – Cole Wiegers (Clarkston) 34-12 over Jacob Yost (CA) 38-13 (Fall 2:06) 130: Quarterfinal – Garrett Tyrrell (Oxford) 38-10 over Damion Wilkes (CA) 28-11 (Fall 4:22) 130: Cons. Round 1 – Joe Carpenter (Swartz Creek) 30-16 […]

Church hosting Women’s Festival musicians in concert

FLINT TWP. — Summer Osborne and Renee Janski, two Women Festival Favorites, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Highway. Osborne is acclaimed as one of the hottest new voices on the Women’s Music Scene, according to a press release. She is an award-winning singer-songwriter from […]

Firebirds top Sarnia, bounce up to seventh place in West

FLINT – It’s been a back-and-fourth battle for the seventh spot in the Western Conference between the Flint Firebirds and Sarnia Sting, but at the Dort Federal Event Center on Saturday, Flint reclaimed the spot with a high-scoring 7-5 win in front of a Flint crowd of 3,715 on Flint Tropics Night. Sarnia would be the first to capitalize after […]

Water and Waste provides update on KWA pipeline

Project ahead of schedule, but faces possible hurdles

FLINT — Officials say the Karegnondi water pipeline is ahead of schedule and a water treatment plant, which is part of the project, is expected to be finished this spring. But there are still some hurdles to be crossed in the months ahead. At a recent meeting of the Genesee County Water and Waste Services advisory committee, Drain Commission Director […]



A fter revitalizing an entire truck market segment with the launch of the Chevy Colorado, Chevrolet continues to innovate in the midsize pickup segment. The high-performance, off-road ZR2 trim level will launch this spring for the 2017 model year with a starting price of $40,995 MSRP including a $940 destination fee. “ZR2 is truly a segment of one and does […]