2018-07-19

Community theater soon to celebrate 90th season




FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a proclamation adding its congratulation to the Flint Community Players which will begin its 90th season of providing quality amateur theater starting September 13. The group requested a proclamation to be read at its opening show which will be the timeless musical “Gypsy.” The resolution highlights some of the milestones in FCP’s history […]

Grand Blanc’s Bruett wins FJGA’s Mancour Cup




GRAND BLANC – Golfers in the Jack Nicklaus group of the Flint Jr. Golf Association (FJGA) traveled to the Flint Elks Club Monday and Tuesday for a two-day tournament to vie for the FJGA’s coveted Mancour Cup. Golfers needed to card at least an 81 in the opening round to qualify for the second day of play. In total, 13 […]

Police chief contract approved




FLINT TWP. — Police Chief Kevin Salter was officially sworn in on May 22 but it took a bit longer to finalize his contract. The township board has approved a one-year contract with automatic oneyear extensions with termination conditions. Salter’s promotion is subject to a six-month probationary period. His approved salary is $93.500 a year (payable bi-weekly) and will increase […]

South wins All-Star game



MIDLAND – The South High School All-Stars baseball team took an 8-5 win over the North on Thursday at the 4th annual North vs. South High School All-Star Baseball Game held at Dow Diamond. Pitcher Chase Matusik represented Carman- Ainsworth on the mound for the South. The South team led 2-1 after four innings before the South grabbed a 4-1 […]

Old Newsboys receive grant from the Stella & Frederick Loeb Foundation



GENESEE COUNTY — Old Newsboys of Flint, Inc. has announced it has received a $4,000 grant from the Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust administered by Huntington Bank. These funds will support the 2018 Christmas Box. The Old Newsboys of Flint (ONB)’s Christmas Box Program provides Genesee County’s low- income children with a sweat suit, two pairs of socks and […]

MHSAA changes equipment rules to minimize athlete risk



INDIANAPOLIS — Equipment rules designed to reduce risk of injury, as well as a clarification that the media area must be located in dead-ball territory, are among the high school softball rules changes for the 2019 season. The four rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee at its June 11-13 meeting […]

Township to share costs for new traffic signal




FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved an agreement with the Genesee County Road Commission to share costs for installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Linden Road and Linden Creek Parkway. A signal at the intersection is needed due to a recent bridge posting on Linden Road that reroutes truck traffic, according to a letter from Bonnie […]

Missed it by that much

Fat Guy Corner

Let’s get right to the World Cup results and the fact that my prediction of England winning was a total miss. The boys from England finished fourth when it was all said and done. The winner was France after defeating Croatia 4-2. Congratulations to France. Now we wait for another four years for the World Cup to return in 2022. […]

Barons’ Summerfest heritage continues




GAINES — On any given day, Gaines is a quiet little hamlet where kids ride their bikes in the streets and the sounds of birds, frogs and distant tractors bounce in on the breeze. But July 28-29, the place will be bustling as the Barons Motorcycle Club hosts the annual Barons’ Summerfest. A pancake breakfast kick-starts the family-friendly festivities from […]

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