CAHS holds active shooter training

FLINT TWP. — Gunshots echoing through the hallways at Carman-Ainsworth High School recently tested the theory of how staff would respond to an armed and angry student, parent or other intruder. The realistic shooting was part of Active Shooter Training held on a professional development day when no students were in school. Active Shooter Training is not new, especially for […]


C-A board takes home honors from association

FLINT TWP. — Among awards presented at the Genesee County Association of School Board Members meeting on April 28, the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education received recognition as an Honor Board for the 16th year in a row. Superintendent Bill Haley said Carman- Ainsworth was one of five of the 21 school districts in the county to earn the distinction. […]

Hart tracks brother’s biking trek across the U.S.

FLINT TWP. — Just as she had done for the past 14 days, Donna Crane got up on Mother’s Day morning and marked off another milepost on the United States map spread out on her dining room table. She was tracking the progress of her son Jay Crane of Essexville, who is bicycling across America on a 3,457-mile, 33-day trip […]

View Newspapers wins five graphic design awards

LAPEER — Lapeer-based View Newspapers was recently honored by Community Papers of Michigan for its winning entries of its Advertising Excellence 2011 Awards. The graphic designers collectively won five first-place awards. Community Papers of Michigan was formed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between its member publications and their employees in Michigan. The purpose being to promote the interests of […]


Police arrest 16-year-old for attempted armed robbery FLINT TWP. — On May 9 at 7:45 p.m., Flint Township Police responded to an attempted armed robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut Restaurant, 3326 Miller Road, according to press release from Chief George Sippert. The employee, a 36-year-old Flint woman, was on a smoking break behind the restaurant when she […]

News Briefs

Fundraiser for FCT Robotics FLINT TWP. — A fundraiser supporting FTC Robotics will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. For everyone who stops to take a Free Test Drive, Ford will donate $20 to FTC Robotics. You must be a licensed driver 18 or older and there is a limit of one […]

Goodwill celebrates 80 years; moves store from Burton

BURTON — One of Burton’s two Goodwill locations is in the process of moving from the corner of Saginaw and Bristol Roads to Miller Road in Flint. The store will shut down today and reopen two days later on Miller Road. Last week, inventory was being reduced with a 50 percent off sale. The move comes just weeks after Goodwill […]

New health career schools get students into a profession faster

FLINT TWP. — On Monday, the second class of students at Genesee Health Careers started their Certified Nurses Aide training. And in only three weeks, they should graduate and be ready to go to work. A fast turnaround is a big attraction of the new school which started its first class April 18 at 3306 Miller Road in the Yorkshire […]

Business Briefs

State Farm announces building consolidation FLINT — State Farm has announced a statewide facilities plan that will maximize building efficiencies throughout a three-state area. In Michigan, two operations centers in Kalamazoo and Livonia will remain open, while seven field offices across the state will consolidate to remaining offices in Michigan. The announcement is the result of a study analyzing office […]