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Retirement opens door for new police sergeant

FLINT TWP. — In just a few weeks, a new officer in the Flint Township Police Department will be answering to the title of sergeant. A request from Police Chief George Sippert to select an eligible candidate from the civil service list was approved Monday night by the township Board of Trustees Lt. Robert Batinkoff, who sat in for Sippert […]

5 on-call fire recruits hired

FLINT TWP. — Five of eight on-call firefighters brought on board last fall have made the grade and were approved by the township board on Monday night for employment offers. Three of the five new on-call firefighters were presented to the board by Fire Chief John Ringwelski. They are Megan Dean, Aaron Graham and Blake Selvig. Two other new hires […]

Poor readers improve with new program

FLINT TWP. — Eighthgraders reading at a firstgrade level is probably enough to make any teacher cry. But so does one whose reading comprehension improves nine grade levels after a few months of work in a reading intervention program. Just ask Sarah Strouse, an English teacher at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School who was one of five teachers specially trained last […]

Senior makes exit presentation to school board

FLINT TWP. — “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Augustine “Og” Mandino. Charvez McClure, a graduating senior at Carman-Ainsworth High School credited that quote with keeping him motivated in school. It kept him going when he was feeling burned out, didn’t feel like getting out of bed to go to school or […]

In brief

Genesee Valley Center to Host Online Sweepstakes FLINT TWP. —Father’s Day and graduations are coming up and Genesee Valley Center wants to help you celebrate with a contest two $275 prize packages. Enter by visiting the mall’s Facebook page ( May 22- June 6. Each prize package includes; $200 Sears gift card, $50 Things Remembered gift card and $25 Logan’s […]

Healing Hands benefit 5k run/walk to support free clinic

FLINT — The 18th annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk on May 18 is being held to support the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic. Presented by Genesee County Medical Society Alliance at Mott Community College and Pi Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, this is a USATF sanctioned event, and it is also a USATF certified course. Online registration at […]

The VIEW from here

Advice to the graduating seniors — be yourselves

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” — Friedrich Nietzsche. E very year I like to write something here that imparts a little wisdom and a few words drawn from experience to those teenagers who will graduate this spring. This particular column […]

C-A names first SVL scholar athletes, teacher of the year

FLINT TWP. — Wrapping up its first year of participating in the Saginaw Valley League high school athletic association, Carman-Ainsworth High School is recognizing two scholar athletes and a Teacher of the Year. Aaron DuPree and Monica Townsend are the scholar athletes and Carrie Mattern is the Teacher of the Year. All three were recently honored at a SVL Awards […]

RMI spruced up for Relay for Life Kids event

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Curbs and parking space lines have been painted bright pink at Regional Medical Imaging (RMI), 3346 Lennon Road, in preparation for a Relay for Life “Relay Recess,” a children’s event being hosted by the business from 2-5 p.m. Sunday May 19. The cancer fundraiser is being held in the spacious parking lot of RMI where many Relay […]