Police cars bought locally

FLINT TWP. — Where the police departments buys patrol cars has been cause for concern for some township board members in the past, but the latest purchase passed the buy local test. The township board unanimously approved the purchase of four new 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe four-wheel-drive police vehicles from Hank Graff Chevrolet in Davison. Police cars are usually bought through […]

High school hockey is in a state of flux

Sports VIEW

The postseason begins for area high school hockey teams Monday. For some schools, hard decisions might be on the horizon, as lack of numbers continues to put fewer than 10 kids on the ice. Rumors floating around Lapeer even predict that this could be the last season for a high school hockey team. Curious as to what the numbers look […]

PETA praises fire department for saving dogs

FLINT TWP. — Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley shared with the township board a letter from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) praising the fire department for helping save animals in a house fire last month. The electrical fire occurred about 6 p.m. February 7 at a home in the 2300 block of Nerredia Street, Burkley said. The […]


BOWLING The Carman-Ainsworth boys qualified for the state finals as a team after placing third at this past weekend’s regional with a 3,923 pinfall. Flushing won with 4,301 and Portage Northern was second with 3,954. The Lady Cavs just missed the cut in fourth with 3,488, but did qualify a pair of individuals. Saginaw Heritage won the girls’ end with […]

In brief

Busy month ahead at the senior center FLINT TWP. — The Flint Twp. Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, will be a beehive of activity during the month starting with a Health Fair that took place on Wednesday March 1. Still to come on March 8 are a St. Patrick’s Day corn beef and cabbage lunch for $3; trips to […]

Firebirds heating up in final stretch for playoffs

SAGINAW – The Flint Firebirds are peaking at the right time of the regular season as they push for the Ontario Hockey League postseason, most recently laying down a convincing victory on the road against the Saginaw Spirit on Sunday, 4-1. With the win, the Firebirds clinched the Coors Light I-75 Divide Cup for the second consecutive season. Early in […]

Twp. board OKs more appointments

FLINT TWP. — Two more members and an alternate have been added to the township’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), a body formed many years ago to foster commercial and industrial growth. Lawrence Ratliff and Enrique Rodriguez have been appointed to terms expiring in January 2021. Joshua Rose was named as an alternate to a term expiring in January 2022. Ratliff, […]



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TMI: A few true facts about yours truly

I was thinking the other day about all the things people don’t know about me. Yes, I do keep some things to myself despite my tendency to sometimes offer up too much information, both here and on social media. So here it is, full transparency, all the burning questions you’ve ever wanted to ask but never really wanted to know […]

2017-03-02 E-Edition