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 […]

Mall manager says Genesee Valley Center ‘is here to stay’

FLINT TWP. — From an economic development standpoint, Genesee Valley Center shopping mall is holding its own, despite widely reported downturns in the national retail climate. That was the gist of a broad message about retail health locally and nationally from Miles McFee, mall general manager, who was a guest speaker at the July meeting of the township’s Economic Development […]

Volleyball tryout schedule for Carman-Ainsworth

FLINT TWP. – Girls interested in trying out for all three levels of volleyball at Carman-Ainsworth High are invited to tryout on the following days. All must have a sports physical updated on or after April 15, 2017 in order to try out. All practices and competitions are mandatory. Varsity tryouts for all juniors and seniors: Wed., Aug. 9 6-9:30 […]

Twp. man wins Governor’s Service Award

FLINT TWP. — Samuel Wells of Flint Township will be among the 49 winners of the 2017 Governor’s Service Awards to be presented during a special ceremony, hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission, at 7 p.m. on Monday, August. 21, at the Detroit Opera House. Since 1994, Michigan’s Governor and spouse have hosted the awards to pay tribute to […]

Sports Shorts

Travel softball tryouts The Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs softball tryouts for the 2018 season will take place Aug. 12-13 at 3475 Hospital Rd., Saginaw. Tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 12 will take place at the following times: 10U 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U and 14U1- 3 p.m.; 16U 9-11 a.m.; 18U 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 13, 10U 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U […]

Township hears audit highlights

FLINT TWP. — Auditors from Plante Moran presented the township board with highlights from its 2016 audit that was deemed “unmodified” which is the highest level of assurance. Auditors spent 300 to 400 hours going over numbers provided by the township, said Pam Hill, one of the audit presenters. The annual report offers an opinion on township financial activities for […]

The untouchable Roger Federer wins big

Fat Guy Corner

It’s not very often that the Fat Guy leads off with a tennis story but this week I will. I am not much of a tennis fan at all for those of you who know me or read this column every week. What piqued my interest is the accomplishment of Roger Federer at The Championships Wimbledon this past weekend. Roger […]

In brief

It’s tee time FLINT TWP. — “On the Green,” the inaugural Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation Gold Scramble will take place at the Flint Golf Club on Monday, July 24. Donations and sponsorships are sought. For details and registration visit online at www.carmanainsworthhappenings.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CA_ Golf- Outing-2017-email.pdf — R.S. Flint Folk Music Society announces New Festival Location, format, artists FLINT TWP. — The 18th […]


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