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Hurley Honored for Innovations in Paperless Clinical Environment FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has just been honored for its status as a Stage 7 healthcare system by HIMSS Analytics. HIMSS Analytics uses eight stages (0-7) to measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment where paper charts […]

Hagerman Foundation continues catalyzing $75K investment

FLINT – Thanks to the ongoing generosity of The Hagerman Foundation, Flint youth are experiencing life-changing experiences that include mentoring, lifeskills and spiritual development. The Hagerman Foundation has provided $75,000 to Young Life of Genesee County to support ongoing program expansion for the 1,100 students in Flint high schools. Young Life in Genesee County is approaching its 54th year, 16 […]

Congressman Dan Kildee announces Congressional Art Competition

Winner Will Have Their Artwork on Display in U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee announced on March 21 that the 2018 Congressional Art Competition has begun, encouraging all high school students (grades 9-12) who live in the Fifth Congressional District, which includes Flint Township, to submit artwork for the competition. “I am happy to announce this year’s Congressional Art Competition in Michigan’s Fifth District. The competition is a great […]

Honoring Hunger Heroes

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hosted their 2018 Partner Recognition lunch on March 21 honoring area partners, including media, farms, retail stores, companies – both big and small —and Hunger Heroes. Winners included: Amy Wright, Individual Volunteer Hunger Hero; GM Flint Tool & Die, Group Volunteer Hunger Hero; What Lies Beyond Jeep Club, Small Group and Organization Hunger Hero; […]

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Robotics team seeking donations FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics still need public support to help pay for their trip to the World Competition next month in Louisville, KY. For the second year in a row, the team is in Middle School State Champions in VEX Robotics and two of only six teams from […]

Alumni Hockey back for eighth year

LAPEER – For the eighth consecutive year, the annual Mid-Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament returns to the ice on April 27-29. The majority of the games will be held at Lapeer’s Polar Palace, but there will also be some overflow games slated at Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton. Last year, the tournament saw itself grow by adding another division and […]

Firebirds’ Smereck called up

FLINT – After completing his junior career with the Flint Firebirds last week, Jalen Smereck will now embark on his professional career. Smereck has a contract with the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes, and they have elected to call him up to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. Smereck joined the team on Tuesday, prior to Tucson’s game […]


BASEBALL The Cavaliers split a double header with Kearsley at home on Monday night, losing the first game 3-2 before bouncing back to win the second 3-2. No stats or details were reported to meet press deadlines. — J.O. SOCCER The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team kicked off the season on Monday with a 1-1 tie against Kearsley. Destinee Lester had […]


Officer Sean Fulco and Officer Lance Sherwood were sworn in last week as entry level officers for the Flint Township Police Department. Sherwood has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Mott Community College. He is a graduate of Kearsley High School and in December 2017 graduated from the MCC Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy. Fulco is a graduate of […]

All-Saginaw Valley League

SWIM AND DIVE FIRST TEAMAndew Dwan, 12, Bay City John GlennEric Kayden, 12, Bay City WesternTrevor Purman, 12, Flint PowersCooper Prue, 12, Flint PowersMurphy Prue, 10, Flint PowersGriffin Seifert, 10, Flint PowersTravis Ross, 12, LapeerGage Bunker, 11, Midland DowCollin Che, 10, Midland DowHans Dehn, 11, Midland DowZach Fewkes, 11, Midland DowNick Konovalenko, 12, Midland DowJacob Krzciok, 12, Midland DowBen Newman, […]