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District keeping fingers crossed over head count




FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth school officials are hoping February’s student head count, held Wednesday, will show a leveling off of substantial enrollment declines the district has experienced in recent years. “We hope it is stabilizing,’’ said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent. “The last couple of years we have taken some big hits.’’ The state-mandated head count, held twice a year in […]

Township approves IFEC for Hougen Manufacturing




FLINT TWP. — After holding a public hearing at the start of its meeting Feb. 7, the Flint Township Board of Trustees voted 6-0 in favor of approving an application and letter of agreement between the township and Hougen Manufacturing for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate (IFEC). Treasurer Sandra Wright was not in attendance. The approved application from Hougen Manufacturing, […]

Won’t you be my Valentine?

Children, parents gather for Valentine’s Day event


FLINT TWP. — With Valentine’s Day around the corner, McCarty Library held a special Valentine’s Day event for area children. The event, which was the first one of its kind at the library, allowed children to make and decorate Valentine’s Day cards and also eat a special snack of cupcakes. Branch Librarian Cara Birmingham said in total, 22 children and […]

Sanders joins VIEW staff



Rhonda S. Sanders is the newest addition to the Genesee County View Newspaper Group reporting staff. She will cover news in Flint Township and Swartz Creek, particularly police reports from both municipalities and also the Carman-Ainsworth School District. Sanders worked as a daily newspaper reporter for 28 years at The Flint Journal where she covered everything from news to features […]

C-A theater students receive accolades



FLINT TWP. — Four Carman- Ainsworth students who appeared in a theater production last month of “The Marvelous Wonderettes’’ sang and accepted accolades from the Board of Education at a recent meeting. They are Rolecia Looney, Paige Conway, Aris Campbell and Michaela Nogaj. Looney, Conway and Campbell are seniors who also announced higher education scholarships they were awarded in December […]

Miss Hibernia to be crowned this weekend



FLINT TWP. — The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Flint officially kicks off Saturday with a fund-raiser party and the crowning of Miss Hibernia from 4-10 p.m. at Dom Polski Hall, 3415 Linden Road. Festivities will get underway with the Miss Hibernia Pageant from 4-6 p.m. when several young women, ages 16-22 and of Irish descent, will compete for the […]

Resident circulating petition to change tethering law




SWARTZ CREEK — With more than 2,000 signatures in total, Swartz Creek resident Annie Carlson is still pushing to change Michigan law regarding 24- hour tethering of dogs. Carlson, who began her online petition in August 2010, has been gathering online and written signatures to help change the current law. As a step closer to realizing her goal, she will […]

News Briefs



FD asks residents to clean snow off hydrants FLINT TWP. — Fire Chief John Ringwelski is asking residents to help the fire department remove snow from fire dydrants in the township. If someone has a fire hydrant in their yard or business, Ringwelski is asking the homeowner or business owner to clean it off. If the resident or business owner […]

HealthPlus raises $3,863.33 for American Heart Association




FLINT TWP. — In honor of February being Go Red month for the American Heart Association (AHA), HealthPlus of Michigan employees raised $2,876.33 for the organization through one-week of fundraising efforts. This year marks the third year that HealthPlus has been involved with the Go Red campaign, but the company has been supporting the AHA for more than 30 years […]


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