Church in need!

FLINT— Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, a local church with an impressive track record of feeding the hungry, is asking for your help to keep their ministry alive through the summer months. Located on the south side of Flint, Lincoln Park United Methodist Church has been the host of the South Flint Soup Kitchen since January of 2011. When the […]

Are you ready for football?

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Lions training camp has finally arrived and all other teams are in the full-training camp action, too. The major fear of all these NFL teams are injuries during training camp and preseason games. The Baltimore Ravens have already received a scare with Joe Flacco (stiff back) although it should not be too serious for Joe Flacco. The Lions […]

Police reports

Utility trailers stolen CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Police here are advising that several utility trailers have been reported stolen from residences in Clayton Township. The thefts have occurred during the day, according to the police department’s Facebook page. Township police could not be reached for additional details. Anyone with information should call 911. – L.R. Gaines man injured RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP – […]


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Taking a leave for a new lease on life

I’ve been the managing editor of the View Newspapers and Davison Index for nine years and it has been, despite my frequent complaining, a great job. We’ve built the Genesee County papers from just three when I came aboard in the summer of 2008, to six newspapers reaching nearly 100,000 homes in the county weekly. It’s a job where, for […]

Flushing’s Parks rallies to win GAM title

ST. CLAIR – Kerrigan Parks of Flushing admitted she had thoughts about winning the 26th GAM Women’s Championship presented by the LPGA Volvik Championship on her 18th birthday. “I did,” she said. “I was thinking how awesome it would be to win it on my birthday, and it is.” Parks, headed in a few weeks to Marshall University in West […]

Hurley opens door to region’s first “Food Pharmacy”

FLINT — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint has authorized a grant of $50,000 to the Hurley Foundation from the Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund to be used for what Mike Burnett, Hurley’s Chief Strategy Officer called “a highly innovative program” known as the Hurley Food Pharmacy. Partnering with the hospital were the Greater Flint Health Coalition, Michigan State University […]

Flint volleyball star Keller receives honorary ESPY

FLINT TWP. – After a gold medal performance for volleyball in the Special Olympics, and even being invited to ESPN’s annual ESPY Awards, Dalvin Keller returned home to much attention. He has been featured throughout the media, both locally and nationally, and at the Genesee Intermediate School District Transition Center on Monday, Keller received yet another honor. He was awarded […]

MCC gets funding

Plans to renovate Southern Lakes branch

FLINT — With the signing of the State Budget for 2018 on July 14, Mott Community College (MCC) has the go-ahead to begin an $8.1 million renovation of its Southern Lakes Branch Center (SLBC) in Fenton Township, at 2100 W. Thompson Road. The renovation project was submitted to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget as part of the […]

This Compass points to fun!

Call me an obsessive or a fanboy or a music nerd, but don’t call me too old to rock ‘n’ roll. Actually, I think my wife has used variations of all of those to describe me as the occasion of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour gave me the bug to do something that was a little extreme […]