Twp. board seeks to become a Certified Redevelopment Ready Community

FLINT TWP. — The township board has passed a Resolution of Intent to seek certification as a Redevelopment Ready Community (RRC) — a designation that would entitle the township to many state-supported grants and resources. RRC is a voluntary, no-cost certification program designed to promote effective redevelopment strategies through a set of six best practices – community plans and public […]

Flushing Masonic Lodge celebrates 150 years

FLUSHING — Flushing Lodge #223, Free and Accepted Masons celebrated 150 years of Masonry and service to the Flushing area at a rededication ceremony on July 20. Michigan Grand Lodge Officers from all around the state gathered to rededicate and honor the Flushing Masonic Lodge on 349 S. Seymour Road, which was built and dedicated in 1970. The evening began […]

C-A school board candidates filed

FLINT TWP. — No new faces are expected to join the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education after the November 6 election. The filing deadline for school board candidates to file their affidavit of identity was last week- July 24. Four current members of the C-A board met that deadline, according to the Genesee County Clerk’s elections division. They are Gloria Nealy […]

FJGA names Braun Cup winners

DAVISON – The final week of the Flint Junior Golf Association’s summer league took place Monday at Davison Country Club, as golfers in the Jack Nicklaus group looked to fine-tune their game ahead of the big end-of-the-season tournament next week. Goodrich’s Trent Barth and Lapeer’s Brooke Gibbons earned medalist honors on the day with rounds of 73 and 80, respectively. […]

Back to the Bricks Tune-up party week returns to Flushing, Swartz Creek

FLUSHING — For the second straight year, Flushing will welcome in classic car drivers and enthusiasts for a Back to the Bricks Tune-up Party at the Flushing A on 200 S. Cherry St. The action will rev up on Aug. 10, starting around 5 p.m. and continuing until 8 p.m. On the same day, the Tune-up Party will kick off […]

Firebirds’ trio thrives at Canada U17 camp

CALGARY – Three of the Flint Firebirds have performed exceptionally at the Canadian national under-17 development camp, which took place July 21-27 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Flint was represented by Michael Bianconi, Owen Power and Evan Vierling. In all, 111 skaters took part in the camp and Bianconi and Vierling ended the […]

Dairy Queen gives significant gift to Hurley Children’s Hospital

BURTON — Just two days before Miracle Treat Day, Clio Dairy Queen owners are helping to make miracles for Hurley Children’s Hospital. “It’s all about the kids,” said Steve Hughes, who owns the Clio and Birch Run Dairy Queen with his wife, Charron Hughes “When we got a tour, I found it was unbelievable what Children’s Miracle Network does for […]

Exception to backcourt violation approved in prep basketball

INDIANAPOLIS – An exception to the backcourt violation and a clarification regarding specifications of the ball comprise the changes approved for the 2018-19 high school basketball season. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee recommended the changes at its April 9-11 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of […]

In brief

Young Eagles Day at Dalton Airport FLUSHING — Do you have a child between the ages of 8 and 17? Does he or she love airplanes and helicopters? Bring them to the Dalton Airport for a free airplane or helicopter ride with a certified pilot. Make a lifelong memory at Young Eagles Day, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Please […]


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