Lt. Baldwin graduates from FBI Academy

FLINT TWP. — Township Police Lieutenant James Baldwin joined a select group of trained leaders, with his recent graduation from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. After ten weeks of training while absent from his home and family, Baldwin graduated in the 268th session of the national academy, where officers from all over the United States […]

Bruin Classic getting underway

FLINT – The 25th annual Bruin All-Star Classic held at Mott Community College has been underway this week, with All-Star games of volleyball, baseball, softball and boys’ and girls’ basketball being held throughout the week. The volleyball game was held on Tuesday at Mott’s Ballenger Fieldhouse and both the baseball and softball games were held yesterday at Whaley Park, well […]

EDC taking on ‘huge’ redevelopment role

FLINT TWP. — The reactivated township Economic Development Corporation is laying plans for an active time ahead. At its monthly meeting last week, the board heard from Tracey Tucker, building director, that is now officially also serving as the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. She is working on the bylaws for that body and will have them ready to present at the […]

Fitzko inducted into Coaches Association Hall of Fame

CLINTON TWP. – Longtime baseball coach, and current coach at Swartz Creek, John Fitzko, was inducted to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Monday. The induction ceremony was held at Zuccaro’s Banquet Hall in Clinton Township. Fitzko receives this honor after 20 years and 362 wins as a varsity baseball coach in Michigan. The first 10 […]

Door-to-door solicitors coming this summer

FLINT TWP. — As the summer season gets underway, look for at least two organizations to be making door-todoor rounds in coming weeks. One is Comcast/Xfinity whose application for a peddler’s license was approved by the township board this week. The other is the Seventh Day Adventist Church which submitted a courtesy notice to the township clerk informing her that […]

Koepka clutch in win

Fat Guy Corner

The 2017 PGA Tour U.S. Open winner is Brooks Koepka. The tall fescue and rough never fazed him, as he pulled in a cool $2.16 million for the victory at Erin Hills in Wisc. on Sunday. I must say that is a large hunk of dough to deposit in the bank. On the back nine, things were pretty tight until […]

In brief

Bishop Airport on lockdown after officer stabbing FLINT TOWNSHIP — Bishop International Airport was locked down Wednesday morning after a police officer was stabbed in the neck. Neither airport nor police authorities were available to provide additional details of the incident by press time. The attack occurred around 9:30 a.m. Scanner traffic indicated one suspect was in custody and officers […]

‘Perfect family vehicle’


Parents magazine and Edmunds have named the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the “Best Minivan” on their list of the “10 Best Family Cars of 2017.” Parents magazine and Edmunds have named the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the “Best Minivan” on their list of the “10 Best Family Cars of 2017.” “If you’re looking for the perfect family vehicle, the Chrysler […]

Kids, kids everywhere

My mom informed me the other day that she and my stepdad had, at one time, had a conservation about adopting two more children. This is, of course, a noble consideration, and if that were to ever happen I would respect their decision completely. After all, they never had any kids of their own together, and if they felt such […]

FBI labels knife attack at Bishop Airport as terrorism

FLINT TWP. — The FBI has confirmed that a knife attack yesterday on a police officer at Bishop International Airport is being treated as an act of terrorism.The victim, Lt. Jeff Neville, was initially listed in critical condition but is now stable and expected to recover. He’s been on the airport force since 2001.FBI spokesperson, David Gelios, in a press […]