BEAMING – Road crews have begun work on repairing the Miller Road bridge over I-75. The right lane of westbound Miller at I-75 has been closed since December 21 after the overpass bridge was struck by a semi-trailer truck traveling southbound on I-75. At that time, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation said that the lane might remain […]

Powers Catholic freshman wins FJGA Mallon Cup

LINDEN – The Flint Jr. Golf Association awarded the last major of the season on Monday at Spring Meadows Country Club. Powers Catholic freshman Jolie Brochu carded a career-low 78 to win the coveted Mallon Cup in the Jack Nicklaus Group. Fenton’s Jackson Forguth won the title for the boys in the Jack Nicklaus Group. The Mallon Cup is usually […]

Twp. board again postpones land sale

FLINT TWP. – After hearing an outpouring of protests from several residents, the township board again pushed back its decision to sell 86.65 acres of vacant land on South Dyewood that was acquired for free through tax reversion in 2011. At its July 10 meeting, the board first considered a purchase offer for $173,200 from developer Pat Battaglia, who said […]

I’m taking the first step into my dream job

Sports VIEW

While most high school students get summer jobs working at restaurants or golf courses, I knew that I wanted to do something a little more beneficial in my field of interest. My name is Breana Nolan and I am going to be a senior at Lapeer High School in the fall. Ever since a young age I have loved to […]

Police department bids farewell to retiring detective

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of service on the Flint Township Police Department, Detective Russell Fries is hanging up his badge. At the Monday night township board meeting, Police Chief George Sippert, other officers and the township board sent Fries off with the traditional presentation of his retirement ID and badge and engraved duty gun followed by a brief […]


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Twp. board votes not to change meeting time

FLINT TWP. — For the second time this year, the township board has rejected a request to change its meeting time. Treasurer Lisa Anderson presented a request to the board to move its twice monthly Monday meeting time to 6 p.m. from the longstanding 7 p.m. Anderson cited several reasons including that the majority of board meetings are attended by […]

Invasive red swamp crayfish found in state

NOVI — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg, south of Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo County), and in a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi (Oakland County). Reports of the crayfish at Sunset Lake came to the DNR from two separate landowners Thursday, July 13. DNR […]

In brief

National Night Out Tuesday FLINT TWP. — The police department is inviting everyone to attend its annual National Night Out event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1 on the grounds of the Flint Police Department and adjacent Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Drive. National Night out is a community safety event spearheaded by the National Association of […]

Spieth is the man!

Fat Guy Corner

The 146th British Open at Royal Birkdale was a major golf championship for the ages. Jordan Spieth, who was trailing Matt Kuchar by one shot with five holes to play, pulled off the improbable. His 13th-hole bogey after taking an unplayable lie was something of absolute beauty on the golf course. The bogey changed momentum for Jordan and he finished […]