In brief

FSO to perform music from Star Wars for July 4 FLINT — The Flint Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Star Wars on July 4 at Atwood Stadium in Flint. The gates open at 6:30 p.m., the show is at 7:30 p.m. and firework are at 9:40 p.m. Tickets are $3 or a family of five for $10. Experience […]

FJGA season underway

FLINT – Brisk and windy conditions greeted the junior golfers taking part in the annual Flint Jr. Golf Association summer league that opened on Monday at the Flint Golf Club. The league is divided into 5-hole, 9-hole and 18-hole divisions with the high school-aged golfers playing in the Jack Nicklaus division. Several medals were handed out in the Jack Nicklaus […]

Area athletes highlighted in Bruin All-Star Classic

FLINT – The 25th annual Bruin Club All-Star Classic put on by Mott Community College was held this week, with many area athletes competing in All-Star games of volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball. The week kicked off with the All- Star volleyball game on Tuesday at Mott’s Ballenger Field House, where the Gold team won in four sets, 20-25, 25-21, […]


BASEBALL First Team P – Jordan Patty, Sr., Midland 1B – Jeff Landis, So., Midland OF – Martin Money, Jr., Midland AL – Garrett Willis, Jr., Midland P- Cody Freed, Sr., Bay City Western AL – Tyler David, Jr., Bay City Western P – Logan Buckowski, Sr., Mt. Pleasant IF – Noah Ingram, Sr., Mt. Pleasant IF – Obie Ricumstrict, […]

FBI labels knife attack at Bishop as terrorism

FLINT TWP. — The FBI is investigating a June 21 knife attack on a police officer at Bishop International Airport as an act of terrorism. The victim, Lt. Jeff Neville, was initially listed in critical condition but underwent immediate surgery and has since been released from the hospital to recuperate at home. He’s been on the airport force since 2001. […]

An Extra Set Of Eyes

Summer is here and Chevrolet wants to help parents avoid situations where summer moments become tragic incidents

Now that summer is officially underway Chevrolet wants to help parents avoid situations where summer moments become tragic incidents. With school out and the weather warming up, more children are spending time outside drawing chalk pictures on the driveway, blowing bubbles into the wind or riding bicycles around the neighborhood. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, on average there […]

Board approves fire chief contract, mum on firefighters’ contract

FLINT TWP. — After meeting in a closed session, the township board approved 5 to 1 the contract for new Fire Chief Thomas Stadler. Trustee Barb Vert voted against the contract which offers a $89,250 salary that will increase to $93,713 at the end of a successful six-month probation period. Trustee Frank Kasle was absent from the special meeting held […]

2017-06-29 E-Edition

C-A Board approves 2017-18 budget

FLINT TWP. — There are a few staff reductions but no changes in programs for Carman-Ainsworth Schools in a “tight” 2017-18 budget approved last week by the township board. The general fund budget will need about $20,000 from its fund balance to bridge the gap between $53,117,029 in expected revenues and $53,137,766 in expenses. That will leave a projected fund […]

3 full-time firefighters hired conditionally

FLINT TWP. — For the first time since 2002, the township board has approved the hiring of three new fulltime firefighters. The fire squad is made up mostly of on-call firefighters but the fulltime crew is tasked with manning the township’s three fire stations. The department is currently operating with nine full time fire fighters but budgeted for 12, said […]