Hurley Announces the opening of a Trauma Recovery Center

Dr. Michael Jaggi, who is the vice president and chief medical officer at Hurley Medical Center, addressed the crowd gathered at last Friday’s press conference at the hospital to announce Hurley’s plans to open Michigan’s first Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). The new TRC assists victims of crime to help them meet their own needs as they transition from the hospital […]

You can be the change, make the difference

Sports VIEW

There are several changes we’d like to see at the high school basketball venues. It speaks to giving the players and teams some breathing room, rather than having fans literally breathing down their necks. Now, of course, this isn’t going to be able to be implemented at every school, but at a vast majority, it’s a simple change that can […]

SpartanNash Foundation donates $4,400 to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

During the 12-day SpartanNash Foundation hunger scan, store guests who visited any participating SpartanNash-owned retail store or fuel center in eight states had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised going to support community food pantries and food banks. As a result, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan received […]

New reservation policy will give campers better opportunities in state parks

LAPEER COUNTY — In an effort to make it easier for more people to have a chance at securing campsites at many of the state’s most-visited parks, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has put in place a new policy that encourages people to firm up their reservations further in advance of their planned camping dates. The new sliding modification […]

Independent Insurance Agents of Genesee County donates to Project Graduation

Independent Insurance Agents Association members, from left, Kipp Stewart, Christy Loeffler, Dan McMunigal, Shelly Horkey, Greg Eve, Steve Phillips, Tim Martin and Bob Gremel donated $3,900 to area high schools for their Project Graduation efforts. “We cannot do better work than to protect our youth,” said IIAGC President Dan McMunigal. Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools […]

World Series has been great

Fat Guy Corner

The World Series has produced two epic games so far in the Fall Classic. The Game Two win by Houston was a wild one, as the Astros rallied to beat the Dodgers. The pitching of Justin Verlander was a picture-perfect two hitter except for a minor flaw that was two hits that were both home runs. It took a Houston […]

In brief

McLaren welcomes podiatrists to medical staff GENESEE COUNTY — Bryant Castelein, DPM, podiatrist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Castelein is seeing patients at Fenton Foot Care, 14229 Torrey Road, Suite 1, in Fenton. Dr. Castelein completed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. He earned his medical degree from Dr. William M. Scholl […]

Firebirds drop three straight games over rough weekend

SARNIA, Ont. – A tough stretch for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League was capped off on Sunday with a 6-2 loss at the Sarnia Sting. The Sting had control of the game from the opening faceoff and quickly took a 2-0 lead after a pair of tallies from Sean Josling. Drake Rymsha pushed it to a 3-0 […]

Love lifts us up

Words have power. New-age thinkers constantly advocate that words have actual energy that can either be like bullets or seeds, based on the intent behind them. The word love is one deserving extra attention. Many songs and speeches have been written about the power of love. Here is my testimony. Back in early March this year, as I was battling […]



The Jeep Wrangler was named “Hottest 4×4-SUV” for the eighth consecutive year at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, cementing Wrangler’s position as a crowd favorite for customization. The “Hottest 4×4-SUV” trophy was presented at the SEMA Show Awards Breakfast on Tuesday morning. Ram pickup also earned SEMA recognition as a finalist in the “Hottest Truck” […]