Softball district draws put Burton teams into semis

LAKE FENTON — The Bendle varsity softball team, 23-12 overall, 16-2 Genesee Area Conference-Blue and coleague champions with Byron, drew a bye for round one of the Michigan High School Athletic Association tourney and will start the playoffs on Saturday at 10 a.m. against league and crosstown rival Atherton. The other semifinal features Lake Fenton vs Byron winner vs Durand. […]

Free “Shakespeare” comes back to parks across Genesee Co.

GENESEE COUNTY — For eight years, Flint’s “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kearsley Park has drawn rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds. Again this year, the production is going beyond Kearsley Park to parks across the city and county. Admission to all performances (except the opening night gala at Kearsley Park) is free. Please bring your own lawn chairs everywhere except […]

Soldiers reach soccer semis

BURTON — Genesee Christian kept its soccer season going Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory over Ithaca in a Div. 4 district tournament opener at Genesee Christian Elementary School. Taylor Colby, Erin Cooper, Patty Badour and Sarah Dwyre each scored goals as the Soldiers, 10- 5-1, advanced to the district semifinals against St. Thomas More at 7 p.m. tonight at […]

Fore and farewell: Faith golfers in last hurrah

BURTON — Faith High golfers are taking one last swing at the postseason starting today. The Lions are likely in their last year of playing the sport, for at least the foreseeable future, and they’d like to go out with a strong showing. Seniors Alex Pray, Nolan Moore and Aaron Stilwell, along with freshman Mackenzie Chappell, are playing in the […]

Area teams set for district action

LAKE FENTON — The Atherton and Bendle baseball teams each received a first-round bye in the opening round of the Lake Fenton district No. 76-3. The Tigers and Wolverines will face off on Saturday at noon in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, Byron defeated Lake Fenton on Tuesday, 11-4, and moved on to face Durand at […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JUNE 9Lapeer East Football 2012 Golf Outing at LAPEERCOUNTRY CLUB. Cost: $90 per player. Shotgun startat 8 a.m. Registration deadline is Friday, June 1.Details: Jake Weingartz jweingartz@lapeerschools.orgor Jeff Weingartz at jwei1234@charter.net or at 810-664-9460.SATURDAY, JUNE 9A charity golf outing to help raise money for event feesfor the Susan G. Komen 3 day 60 mile walk later thissummer in Detroit […]


BASEBALL Bendle: The Tigers wrapped up the regular season with a sweep of cross town rival Bentley, 11-8 and 8-7, on Tuesday. In the opener, Dave Pyke picked up the win and had four strikeouts. DJ Haskins had two hits and three RBI, Tevin Pulley came through with one hit and two RBI and Aaron Tacey chipped in one hit, […]

Flint Introduces Hydrogen Bus

The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell bus and opened its alternative fuel facility in Grand Blanc Township. The MTA is the first transportation authority in the Midwest with a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The vehicles will be stored at the Grand Blanc Service Center and Alternative Fuel Facility location. “Hydrogen as an alternative fuel for […]

Chevy Volt Saves Enough Gas to Fill a Supertanker

Here’s a domestic auto industry news item that should make OPEC oil barons blanche. Chevrolet Volt owners collectively have saved a super-tanker of gasoline since the electric car with extended range went on sale, compiling 40 million miles on electricity and avoiding the use of more than 2.1 million gallons of gasoline. “With each click of the odometer, Chevrolet Volt […]


Genealogical Society to hold banquet FLINT — The annual Flint Genealogical Society banquet will be June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Flint Masonic Temple on S. Saginaw St. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased before the banquet. Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, will be the featured […]