Over The Rainbow

Meeting being planned to give C-A students jump-start on college

FLINT TWP. — “Graduate in 3 or have us help pay for your degree” is the tantalizing tease of a draft brochure for Carman-Ainsworth High School touting an accelerated graduation program beginning in the fall. The brochure will be sent to 42 parents whose children already have met the requirement of earning two high school credits while still in middle […]

Teddy Bear Patrol arrives in Flint Twp.

FLINT TWP. — Next time township police officers are in a stressful situation involving young children, they can offer comfort in the form of a teddy bear. Twenty six stuffed toys were presented to the department last week by Jet Kilmer, president of the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce which spearheaded fundraiser to buy them. The bears are useful when […]

Board recognizes students’ efforts

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth school board recognized several students for individual and group accomplishments at its meeting last week. Those include state wrestling, the county spelling bee, and science and health competitions. Students were individually recognized and asked to comment on their achievements. Teacher Kim Confer said 18 of 20 students she took to the Health Occupations Students […]

Projects planned for Keeping Flint Twp. Beautiful initiative

FLINT TWP. — An annual township park clean-up is one of several beautification efforts coming this spring and summer, Supervisor Karyn Miller said in her monthly update at the West Flint Business Association’s meeting last week. The Gleaners Greater Flint-Area Arbor group, headed by Dr. Peter Mikelens, have sort of adopted the township park on Norko Drive and each year […]

In brief

C-A board president lauded FLINT TWP. — Before applauding outstanding students, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education at a recent meeting took time to acknowledge an achievement by one of its own. Superintendent Bill Haley announced a notice from the Michigan Association of Schools Boards that board president Patrice Hatcher has achieved Master Diamond Status by earning 528 education credit hours. […]

Open House shows off benefits of career-oriented high school

FLINT TWP. —Javonte Welcome will graduate from high school this spring with 63 college credits valued at $18,000. That’s a significant amount of money considering that the average cost of attending a moderate in-state public college this year was $21,447 and nearly double that for a private college, according to a recent report from the College Board non-profit advocacy group. […]

Curbco services tackle unpredictable weather

FLINT TWP. — The mild winter created challenges for Curbco — a weather-dependent local business — but not the way most people think. “I can honestly tell you that with all of the snow we had last year, which was the third snowiest winter in Genesee County history, we had less issues to manage than we did in a mild […]

In brief

Health fair is March 31 GRAND BLANC — The 5th Annual “Spring Into Health” Natural Health Fair and Expo, coming March 31, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Genesys Banquet & Conference Center, 805 Health Park Blvd. (next to the Genesys Athletic Club). Admission and parking is free. Exhibitors will have products and services to help lead a healthier lifestyle. […]

GM to invest $7.5m to upgrade offices at Flint Engine

FLINT — General Motors will invest $7.5 million in the Flint Engine Operations to build permanent offices at the engine facility. Construction of the offices is slated to begin in August, with completion slated for September 2013. Two office units will be constructed, including a 20,000- square-foot unit at the northwest corner of the plant and a 17,500-foot unit at […]