Planning Commission okays pet resort

FLINT TWP. — The Planning Commission unanimously approved a special land use permit to open a pet resort facility, after a public hearing where nearby residents expressed concerns about barking dogs. Jody Blackburn, the applicant, said she has a purchase agreement for a property at 3095 South Dye Road, which is zoned industrial. She is planning to open a dog […]

In brief

Time for the Pig Roast FLINT TWP. — Tickets for $10 each for the 6th annual Senior Citizens Center Pig Roast fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 at the center, 2071 S. Graham Road. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Admission includes one raffle ticket for a Chinese Auction of valuable prizes. Entertainment will be provided. For ticket […]

Death of a child being investigated as a homicide

FLINT TWP. – The death of a twoyear old township girl is being investigated as a homicide, according to Police Chief George Sippert in a report to the township board last week. On Tuesday, September 26 at about 2:40 p.m., police responded to a medical call in the 3000 block of Linden Lane Apartments, off Lennon and Dutcher roads, Chief […]

Carman-Ainsworth opens soccer district play

LAPEER – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ soccer team will head into district play after struggling a bit this season. Carman-Ainsworth, currently 5-12, will hope to close out the season with an upset of a dominant Flint Powers squad, 12-2-1, to head into district play on a high note after tallying three consecutive losses within the last week. Carman-Ainsworth will go head-to-head […]

Township board approves reduced ordinance restrictions

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments recently approved by the township board of trustees lessened restrictions on the books. Reporting requirements for owners of vicious dogs was repealed from one ordinance. Penalties for violations of the site plan ordinance was reduced from a misdemeanor. to a civil infraction in another ordinance. The township attorney recommended the change to the site […]

Gerald Holmes helps MSU beat Michigan in grid brawl

ANN ARBOR – Michigan State senior running back Gerald Holmes made 11 carries for 27 yards to help the Spartans beat state rival Michigan 14-10 at the Big House Saturday. As always, the rivalry game was full of drama, including a downpour that soaked everyone heading into the fourth quarter. Michigan committed five turnovers, including three interceptions thrown by quarterback […]

Angel Program starting at the State Police Flint Post

FLINT TWP. — In an attempt to assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand, the Michigan State Police (MSP) has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program — a pre-arrest diversion program, according to a press release. The Angel Program allows people with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post and seek […]

Firebirds unbeaten streak ends, losing skid begins

OTTAWA, Ont. – Sunday’s game at the Ottawa 67’s marked the third loss in a row for the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds in a 4-3 overtime contest. Flint fell behind early after Ottawa registered a pair of first-period goals from Graeme Clarke and Sam Bitten. Maurizio Colella cut the deficit in half in the second period, but Ottawa’s Tye […]

In brief

WFBA meeting at new location FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will hold its monthly meeting at a new location – the Valley Breakfast & Bistro at 1072 Elms Road, between Corunna and Calkins Road, from noon -1:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is the guest speaker and will be giving an update […]

House divided is green

Fat Guy Corner

The divided houses were freshly painted green and white over the weekend. The Big House became pretty silent, as the Michigan State Spartans, huge 10-point underdogs, posted a stunning 14-10 victory Saturday night. I guess little brother (Mike Hart’s term when he played at Michigan) can whip up on big brother. The Spartans played a smart and intelligent football game […]

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