Back to the Bricks Car Cruise returns

Editor’s Note: View Newspaper Group is proud to be a Media Platinum Sponsor of Back to the Bricks and the official publisher of the Back to the Bricks event guide which can be found in today’s paper. Check out the Event Guide for a full schedule and much, much more. FLINT — More than 14 years ago, Al Hatch began […]

Big, small news in NFL

Fat Guy Corner

The NFL training camps are all about coming out of them healthy and ready to go for the regular season. I said last week in my column that I hope the Lions can avoid serious injuries. The Miami Dolphins took the first big hit on the injury front. The Dolphins starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, suffered an injury. The injury was […]

Cemetery records getting organized

FLINT TWP. — In an update to the township board about software purchased last year to organize cemetery records, Clerk Kathy Funk recently reported that work on creating a database is well underway. For Cronk Cemetery on Beecher Road, records for 500 graves have been completed. Work on the 3,221 graves at Bristol Cemetery on Bristol Road is ongoing. The […]

DNR conservation officers seek tips on Tuscola County deer poaching incident

Citizens asked to share any information on illegally killed bucks

TUSCOLA COUNTY — Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are investigating the illegal killing of two male deer in Tuscola County, and ask anyone with information to report it. Conservation officers on Aug. 1 found the remains of two bucks – an 8-point and a 9-point – in a ditch near the intersection of M-25 and Clark Road in […]

Food collection drive underway for senior citizen center pantry

FLINT TWP. — A food drive to help stock the pantry at the Senior Citizen Center, 2071 Graham Road, emphasizes that feeding the hungry is not just a holiday gesture but year-round. Spearheaded by the AFSCME Local 1918-01, Flint Township Clerical Union. a donation collection box has been placed in the lobby at the township administration building, 1490 S. Dye […]

More has to be done to prevent athlete deaths

Sports Editor note: This column first appeared in our Aug. 6 County Press, sister paper to the View Newspapers. W e haven’t even started official fall practices for high school and middle schoolers here in Michigan, yet at least three football players have died at the high school and college level after suffering complications from heat stroke. All schools in […]

EDC learns about setting up DDA

FLINT TWP. — The township’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board is doing its homework while considering whether to form a Downtown Development Authority. At its May meeting, the board heard a presentation from Anthony Chubb of McGraw Morris attorney’s office in Troy. He explained the process of setting up a DDA and the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to […]

Firebirds’ stars developing skills in NHL camps

FLINT – As hockey season draws closer, the National Hockey League teams are holding development camps to get a closer glimpse at their future prospects, which includes six current and former Flint Firebirds. Nick Caamano is in camp with the Dallas Stars, Fedor Gordeev is with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan Moore with the New York Rangers, Alex Peters with […]

In brief

You’re invited to Summerfest FLINT TWP. — Summerfest, a community celebration featuring fun for all ages will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 13 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. Events include a free cookout, live music, inflatables and water slides. — R.S. Back to the Bricks Tune-up moving to new location FLINT TWP. […]


Someone called the cops on Steve von Foerster. The former head of vehicle engineering for Ford Motor Company wasn’t thrilled, but he understood why. On an otherwise peaceful morning in his suburban Detroit neighborhood, von Foerster had just backed a Shelby GT350 Mustang out of his driveway. As the car’s V8 engine thundered, an annoyed neighbor set aside their coffee […]