Robo-Con set for this Saturday

Free family fun with a focus on robotics and STEM

LAPEER — The fourth annual Robo-Con is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 22 at the Lapeer Center for Innovation (formerly Lapeer West High School). Started by the FIRST Robotics Lapeer Chimeras Team 1684, last year Robo- Con brought on a number of community partners, including View Newspaper Group, to help grow the popular event. Those […]

Economic round table July 22

Do robotics teams and skill programs have an economic effect on an area? This topic will be discussed at 12:30 p.m. July 22, during the Robo-Con festival at the Lapeer Center for Innovation. The discussion is open to the public. Audience members will hear from Ken Morris, vice president of Global Product Integrity at General Motors; Tony Diodato, founder and […]

Trust commits to presenting sponsorship for 2017 YWCA of Greater Flint Golf Outing, Circle Luncheon

FLINT — The YWCA of Greater Flint has announced the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by Huntington Private Bank, has committed to being the Presenting Sponsor of both major YWCA events in 2017—the Annual Golf Outing and the Circle Luncheon. “The YWCA is honored to have the continued generous support of the Loeb Charitable Trust to assist us […]

In brief

Michigan Milk Producers Association donates milk to Michigan food banks LANSING — More Michigan children will enjoy nourishing milk this summer thanks to 876,000 servings donated in June to the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM). The donation honored the 50th anniversary of Kroger and Michigan Dairy’s partnership with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA). On behalf of the state’s […]

Police Blotter

Police arrest suspicious man approaching children FLINT TWP. — Last Friday, Township police arrested a Harrisville man who since has been charged by the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office with Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree, Indecent Exposure, and Indecent Exposure by a Sexually Delinquent Person, according to a police report. Police were called on Friday, July 14 at approximately 1:30 […]

Get eclipse-ready with Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Longway Planetarium is Mid-Michigan’s premier resource foreclipse information. On Aug. 21, an eclipse of the sun will be viewable from the continental United States, prompting its popular name, The Great American Eclipse. In order to safely observe the eclipse from Michigan, you will need to use eye protection specifically made to view the eclipse, or use various methods […]

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GISD program to host Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District’s 21st Century Bridges to Success Summer Learning Program welcomes the Relentless Tour featuring Anthony Ianni on July 27 at 9 a.m. in the Genesee Career Institute Innovation Zone, G-5081 Torrey Road Flint, Michigan 48507. As the first athlete with autism to play Division 1 […]

Genesee County drug court awaits word about its share of $4.8 million

GENESEE COUNTY — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding of up to $4.8 million, over several years, for treatment drug court programs for people who are involved in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in Michigan. Judge Mark Latchana, […]


Township bids farewell to old voting machines

FLINT TWP. — Having no issues on the August 8 ballot makes this a good time to do some housekeeping at the township’s clerk’s office. As it happens, the township is getting new voting machines so the old gray washing-machine boxes were loaded on a truck and carted off last week. The new machines are expected to arrive in September, […]

FJGA Mancour Cup goes to Goodrich’s Barth

FLINT – Trent Barth set a blistering pace in the two-day Flint Jr. Golf Association Mancour Cup race at the Flint Elks Club Monday and Tuesday, besting the field by 12 strokes. In Monday’s first round, Barth continued to dominate, carding a two-under-par 70 to lead the field by six strokes. Nine players qualified for the second round including Flushing […]