Century 21 Sabo Associates recognized

GRAND BLANC — Century 21 Sabo Associates recently recognized Merrie Schaar, Gina Yiannatji, Jack Fox and Jackie Stratton with Corporate Prestigious Awards which recognizes production, professionalism and outstanding customer service. Century 21 recently presented the prestigious awards Schaar, Yiannatji, Fox and Stratton during a special ceremony in Traverse City. “Merrie, Gina, Jack & Jackie approach everything they do with passion, […]

Hurley welcomes new nephrology doctor

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center announces the addition of a new nephrology physician, Dr. Senthil Ramaiyah. Ramaiyah completed Internal Medicine residency training at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and a Fellowship in Nephrology from New York Hospital of Queens/Cornell University, both in New York, N.Y. He graduated from Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, India with his Medical Degree. He obtained […]

McLaren’s proton cancer treatment center targeting summer opening

FLINT TWP. —Pencil beam scanning — an advanced, precise form of cancer radiation treatment – will be one of only four of its kind available in the world when McLaren Medical Center’s new Proton Therapy Center (PTC) opens this summer, said Hesham Gayar, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and PTC director. Speaking last week to the West […]

The VIEW from here

Gun reference was ill-researched in column

Last week when I made a reference to the gun control argument in my column, I apparently hadn’t researched all my facts properly. And boy, did the readership let me know it. The reference was in regard to Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot and nearly killed during an assassination attempt. I said I thought […]

In brief

First Congregational UCC Mom2Mom sale reset GRAND BLANC — The Annual Mom2Mom Sale scheduled for March 16 at First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC), 6494 Belsay Rd., has been postponed until April 20. Event organizers apologize for any inconvenience. Rental agreements for the new date are available at the church’s website, www.uccgrandblanc.org. Details: Call 810-584-1327 or mlsimon1978@gmail.com. — G.G. […]

Officers praised by family of a stricken senior citizen

FLINT TWP. — “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,’‘ is a well-known distress call for elderly people that recently played out in a gripping rescue tale of a township senior citizen that garnered accolades for two township police officers who came to her aid in a Feb. 20 incident. At the Monday night township board meeting, Chief George Sippert […]

C-A sticks with limited Schools of Choice plan

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth, like many school districts, has had a steady decline in enrollment and state-aid dollars in recent years, so it might seem surprising that school officials are more interested in maintaining current program levels than in bringing in large numbers of students. Last week, the C-A school board approved a resolution to continue its Limited Schools […]

C-A reduces phys ed graduation requirement

FLINT TWP. — A change in graduation requirements means that Carman-Ainsworth eighth-graders heading to high school in the fall will not be required to sweat as much as their predecessors. The new graduation requirement, approved by the board of education last week, reduced the physical education requirement from one full year down to a half-credit along with a half-credit health […]

First-grader brings gun to school

FLINT TWP. — Police are investigating an incident March 25 in which a first-grade student brought a gun to school at Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye Elementary on Graham Road. Police did not respond to a request for details about the investigation but a letter sent out to parents from Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff provided some information about what happened. Shortly after school began […]