Loving the four seasons

Fat Guy Corner

The Fat Guy’s baseball predictions only missed on one team, the Cleveland Indians. I did correctly predicted the National League participants in the Chicago Cubs and the L.A. Dodgers, though. The Cubs were pushed to a game five against the Washington Nationals and came away with the road victory. The ex-Tiger, Max “Not So Sure Zer” blew up and handed […]

Cavaliers eliminated in soccer by Lapeer

LAPEER – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ soccer team opened the Div. 1 district with a 3-0 loss to Lapeer Tuesday. Lapeer hosts the district, but all first-round games were played at non-traditional sites. Both teams were held even at 0-0 by halftime, but Lapeer took off in the second half to seal Carman- Ainsworth’s fate. Lapeer’s Brian Morris tallied a […]

Brighton runs away with regional title

BRIGHTON – Area girls’ golf teams competed in their respective regional tournaments last Thursday for a shot at competing in the state tournament. The top-three teams as well as the top-three individuals not on a qualifying team would advance. Carman-Ainsworth elected to not compete in a regional tournament this year, but had they competed, they most likely would have been […]

In brief

Police hosting trick or treat FLIINT TWP. – Flint Township Police will be handing out treat bags to all the little trick or treaters who stop by the police department, 5200 Norko Drive, during the week before Halloween and on October 31, said Lieutenant Jim Baldwin. Check the department’s website or Facebook page for more details. Township officers also will […]

Valley students lend a hand

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Valley High School students helped with the food distribution program sponsored by Salem Lutheran, the Department of Agriculture, and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Valley students have been active partners in the fall distribution program for the past several years. They work with other volunteers to organize, package, and distribute these goods to the needy.

MCC recognizes 4 Outstanding Alumni

FLINT — Mott Community College honored four alumni and one retiree at the college’s 14th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Retiree Awards program Saturday, Oct. 12. Honorees represent a diverse group that includes community leaders, business professionals and educators. They are Curt Carr, former chairman of Lapeer County Bank & Trust; Bobby Crim, former speaker of the Michigan State House […]


From field and farm to storefronts all over, the harvest has arrived in a comforting display of traditional icons — be it cords of firewood for the hearth, huge orange pumpkins for Halloween carving or Thanksgiving decorations or colorful mums to brighten up the porch.

In brief

McLaren welcomes ophthalmologist to medical staff FLINT – Philip Lieu, MD, board certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Lieu is seeing patients at the Kellogg Eye Center, 3181 East Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc. Dr. Lieu completed a Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Disease at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit. He […]

MCC closes on purchase of Woodside Church

FLINT — Mott Community College closed on the purchase of Woodside Church on Friday, Oct. 6, officially taking possession of the property. The church is located adjacent to the college’s main campus. Funding for the purchase comes from bond proceeds designated for improving and adding space to Mott’s existing Early Childhood Learning Center, located inside the church. The college plans […]

HAP introduces $0 Medicare Advantage Plan

DETROIT — Health Alliance Plan has a $0 premium Medicare Advantage plan available for Medicare beneficiaries, featuring benefits of the Silver&Fit® Exercise & Healthy Aging Program. Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec. 7. During this period, many will consider a Medicare Advantage plan when renewing or signing up for Medicare coverage. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans can help pay […]