Citizen government takes action at county board

GENESEE COUNTY — In a sterling example of citizen government in action, local veterans and their advocates were successful on Monday in forcing the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to reverse its decision to take $50,000 from the voter approved 2012 tax millage to co-sponsor a golf tournament. The commissioners voted 7-1 on April 2 to partner with the Ally […]

2018 spring fishing season openers

LAPEER COUNTY — It’s time to dust of your fishing poles and make sure your license is up to date as two fishing seasons open Saturday, April 28. The statewide trout season (Type 1 and 2 streams and Type A and D lakes) and the Lower Peninsula inland walleye and northern pike seasons all open that day. Spring turkey season […]

Clerk steps down from two committee positions

FLINT TWP. — In a move toward board conciliation, Clerk Kathy Funk resigned from her positions on the Negotiating Committee for AFSCME Local 1918-01 (Clerical) and Teamsters Local 214 (Police Communication Operators aka Comm Ops). However, Funk made clear that she is not, resigning from her position on the Personnel Committee and retaining her right to serve on the Personnel […]

On point for NHL playoffs

Fat Guy Corner

The NHL hockey playoffs have some good series currently going on, and some others, not so much! The Fat Guy’s predictions so far look absolutely lights out for my series-winning predictions. The only series I am trailing in is the Minnesota Wild prediction over the Winnipeg Jets. I realize that the series is not over until it’s over! I will […]

In brief

New member joins Beecher CIA board FLINT TWP. — The township board approved the appointment of Patty Williams, a branch manager at the Linden and Court branch of Huntington Bank, to join the newly formed Beecher Road Corridor Improvement Authority. Williams replaces Brandon Bird who has been transferred out of the area. Bird was chairman of the Beecher CIA. — […]

Cavs begin season at Lapeer Tune Up

METAMORA – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ golf team opened its season at the Lapeer Tune Up last Friday, placing 22nd with a 496 while in the cold and windy conditions at Metamora Golf and Country Club. Utica Eisenhower took home first with a 323, Lapeer followed in second with 326 and Fenton was third with a 343. No. 2 Div. […]

Local Filmmaker to Keynote Annual Event

FLINT —The Flint Women’s Forum (FWF) has announced the keynote speaker for its 2018 annual Celebration of Women event, local filmmaker Nicole Bowers Wallace. Bowers Wallace joins a list of past speakers of women who all have done great things in and for the state of Michigan. This year’s event is being held April 20, at the Holiday Inn Gateway […]

The Best of Both Worlds


Dodge//SRT is giving its well-equipped 2018 Durango GT an extra dose of attitude this spring with a new Rallye Appearance Package, which features a performance hood with cold air duct and two heat extractors, performance front fascia and LED fog lamps that flow from the Dodge Durango R/T and SRT models. “Many of our customers love the performance look of […]

Life lessons aren’t easy

When I was 5 years old, my dad taught me how to ride a 2-wheeler. He made me cry. He took the training wheels off my bike and said, “If you feel like you’re going to fall, just turn the wheel that way.” Then he went back into the garage to tend to one of the 8,000 or so projects […]

County board votes to put arts millage on August ballot

Tax expected to generate $8.7 million annually if approved

GENESEE COUNTY – County residents will be asked to approve a .96 mill proposal in the Aug. 7 primary to raise $8.7 million annually for the Flint Cultural Center and the arts throughout Genesee County. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners voted April 23 to place the tax proposal on the August ballot after the group Citizens for a Better […]