Robotics team gearing up for April competition

FLINT TWP. – They’ve won three state championships in a row and one world championship and now Da Peeps robotics team, based at Carman- Ainsworth High School, are continuing their winning ways. Their latest win last month at the FIRST Tech Challenge regional tournament in Wisconsin qualified them to compete in the World Championship FTC tournament April 27-30 in St. […]

Township receives $2,000 from Ruth Mott Foundation for Genesee Valley Trail

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Trail project is moving closer to realization after Flint Township received $2,000 from the Ruth Mott Foundation. So far, the township has received $29,450 in donations for the trail project and the balance still needed is $14,500 said Miller. The total cost is approximately $1 million, with $950,400 available through a federal grant for […]

Carman-Ainsworth offers a ‘Closer Look’ at the quality of education

FLINT TWP. – Hello! Hell-oooo! Hellooooooo! The harmonizing voices of choir students greeting visitors to their classroom at Carman-Ainsworth High School was one of many examples of quality education displayed in a Closer Look tour last week of what the school has to offer. The Closer Look initiative that began in late January invited the public into district schools to […]

Board to vote on changing MERS benefits for police command officers

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees will vote on a resolution for changing the MERS benefits for the police command officers at its Feb. 22 meeting. The board previously approved a letter of agreement between the township and the Police Officers Command Association at its Feb. 7 meeting. The vote was 5-1 with Trustee Frank Kasle dissenting. […]

Donna’s Donuts trying to sell 1,000 dozen orders of paczkis

FLINT TWP. — To beat last year’s record of selling 770 dozen paczkis, John Gibbons, owner of Donna’s Donuts, held a press conference Feb. 16, announcing this year’s goal for paczki sales. This year, Gibbons wants to hit a personal goal of selling 1,000 dozen orders of paczkis and to achieve this goal, the store is taking pre-orders. Customers can […]

C-A working to address bad student behavior

FLINT TWP. — Bullying and intolerance are among bad behaviors being addressed by special programs throughout the Carman-Ainsworth School District. Positive Behavior Support Teams are in place at every building and interventions are starting to show positive results, said Maribeth Goodheart, director of Student Support Services, in a special report to the Board of Education at its Tuesday night meeting. […]

Center Stage putting on Coffee House benefit

SWARTZ CREEK — Center Stage announces its upcoming Coffee House event 7 p.m. March 19 at Mary Crapo School Auditorium, 8196 Miller Rd. The Coffee House is hailed as “An Irish Evening” featuring Richard Kerry Thompson, Matt Packer and guests. The all-ages, family-oriented event will primarily be music-based, but will also feature poetry and Irish ditties. Attendees need to bring […]

Senior Center announces upcoming events, trips

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Rd., announces its upcoming events and trips for area seniors. On March 28, the senior center will hold its second Red Hot Mama’s Euchre Tournament at 1 p.m. The tournament is for women only. Cost is $5 per person and includes prizes and lunch. To reserve a spot, call the senior […]

MCC invites public to concert

FLINT — The Mott Community College Fine Arts Department is presenting a concert, featuring the world premiere of four works by student and faculty composers. The MCC Choirs will be performing in the choral portion of the concert and the MCC Concert Band is performing a combined concert with the Flint Concert Band. The program is scheduled for 3 p.m. […]

Board authorizes employment offer for PD Sippert also asks board to withdraw officer from posse

FLINT TWP. — With the recent death of Officer Charles Abdella, the Flint Township Police Department asked the Flint Township Board of Trustees to authorize filling the budgeted position at the Feb. 7 meeting. The board unanimously approved the conditional offer of employment for an entry-level officer 6-0. Chief of Police George Sippert made an official request to the board, […]