Public hearing held for 2012 general fund budget



FLINT TWP. — The township expects to pay more for fire services next year but expenditures for police service will remain about the same. That’s part of the proposed 2012 budget picture presented at a public hearing Monday night at the township board meeting. Faced with steadily declining property tax revenues, the township will dip into its fund balance to […]

Float builders



Bay Mills casino developers want police, fire agreements



FLINT TWP. — Legal issues still block the development of a proposed casino here but representatives of the Bay Mills Indian Community confidently approached the Township Board of Trustees to begin discussions about public safety and other necessary services. “ We came down for an official meeting, wanted to make ourselves known and begin the dialog, the relationship between the […]

CA Yearbook earns state award



FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth High School’s 2010-2011 yearbook has earned a gold medal from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, Scoring 800 out of 1,000 points, the book also received average to above average scores in categories including photography, theme concept and writing. The staff also entered individual categories which will be awarded in April 2012. The Yearbook class started […]

Enrollment down at Carman-Ainsworth



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth student enrollment count Thursday was 4,390, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent of operations. That’s down 171 students from the official count last fall of 4,561 and 148 students fewer than the 4,538 reported in the February 2011 count. It’s also larger than a projected 100-student decline the district budgeted for this year. Declining enrollment and property […]

CA gearing up for homecoming week



FLINT TWP. — A week of fun and fundraising lies ahead as Carman-Ainsworth celebrates Homecoming Week with a host of spirit activities, two football games, a parade and traditional dance. CAHS students are voting this week on their choice for Homecoming King and Queen. A preliminary round of voting produced five female finalists and six males (due to a tie). […]

In brief



Amish goods available at Genesee Valley Center FLINT TWP. — Lighthouse Fudge Co. at Genesee Valley Center is now offering a line of goods made by the Amish. Over 100 different Amish made foods are now available including several No Sugar Added products. Pie fillings, jams, jellies, mustards, butters, spreads, relishes, BBQ sauces, rock candy and salsas are made with […]

Community supports local child with Leukemia



SWARTZ CREEK — Emma Moorman, 2, was a busy bee of a child with an unceasing curiosity for life, but that was halted the last week in August of this year. Her parents Rachel and Adam Bedard took her to the doctor for unusual fatigue and loss of appetite. “I knew something was wrong when she was sleeping so much. […]

A smoker-friendly place

Cigar and pipe shop opens near Vehicle City Harley

FLINT TWP. — With men as a primary target customer, what better place to locate a smoking shop than in the middle of a motorcycle and recreational vehicle complex. That was part of the strategy behind Prohibition 333 Cigars move in December to the Vehicle City Harley-Davidson building on Austins Parkway. Another reason was its proximity to and visibility from […]

Vehicle City adds motor sports dealership



FLINT TWP. — They share the Vehicle City name and local ownership but business is completely separate at the Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership and a new Motorsports store in the same complex on Austins Parkway off Miller Road. Harley-Davidson corporate is strict about the association with other brands, said Brianna Hoover, Vehicle City marketing director. “Harley-Davidson has to be separate. We […]


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