Hall Chrysler honors loyal employee

FENTON — Brothers Tim and Jim Hall were in a tight spot a little over eight years ago when they were opening Hall Chrysler in Fenton. Then Ed Hyypio walked in the door and said, “I am here to help you in any way possible to help you get your business started.” “I have extensive experience in the automotive industry, […]

Graff sale approved, business staying in family

DAVISON — It’s official. General Motors has signed off on the purchase of most of the Hank Graff dealerships by Graff’s son, Chris Graff. Chris Graff, 42, said that while he’s owned the Davison dealership for some time now, he had gradually been working to assume ownership over the rest of the car sales empire built by his father and […]

C-A teachers ratify 3-year contract with huge concessions

FLINT TWP. — A pay cut and freeze and larger class sizes are among more than $2.5 million in concessions from the Carman-Ainsworth teachers union in a three-year-contract ratified last week. The tentative agreement was approved with relief and praise from the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Trustees at their May 21 meeting. “Honestly this is the epitome of putting oneself behind […]

C-A seeking bids for secretarial services

FLINT TWP. — Outsourcing secretarial staff is on the table this year in Carman-Ainsworth’s ongoing effort to cut costs. The district has issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to fill 34 positions – six at the administration building, eight at the high school including the athletics department; three at the middle school and at each elementary school, three for special […]

Details of C-A superintendent’s contract concessions disclosed

FLINT TWP. — Leading the way for hard budget cuts necessary for Carman-Ainsworth Schools to meet expenses next school term, Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff announced in April he would be taking voluntary concessions to his contract that would save 11 percent of his costs. He announced his intent to meet with a the superintendent contract committee to hash out the details. […]

No charges to be filed in Dye Elem. gun incident

FLINT TWP. — No charges will be filed in the case of a first-grade student at Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye Elementary School who brought an unloaded weapon to school on March 25, according to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office. The incident took place on a Monday morning when students informed their teacher that one of their classmates had what appeared to be […]

Crossroads Village hosts Senior Power Day, May 22

GENESEE COUNTY — Crossroads Village hosted Senior Power Day, May 22. The event was sponsored by the Valley Area Agency on Aging. About 2,000-3,000 seniors attended the event for a $3 admission. More than 40 vendors set up to assist senior citizens 60 and older. Vendors for assisted living and nursing homes were there to answer questions for seniors. A […]

In brief

Randels robotics team fundraiser to help tornado victims in Oklahoma FLINT TWP. — Members of a FIRST LEGO League team at Carman-Ainsworth Randels Elementary School will conduct a bottle drive to raise funds for the children whose schools and homes were destroyed when a tornado ripped through Moore, They are asking the public to bring returnable bottles or cans to […]

The VIEW from here

Relay for Life for a good cause

This weekend, as the Davison and Grand Blanc Relays for Life get underway, I have to stop and think back to my first experience with the 24-hours walk against cancer. My first experience with Relay was in 2009. Covering the event for the papers, I found the stories of the cancer survivors and those of families whose lives had been […]

Goodrich resident loses house in severe storm

GOODRICH — Sources report at least one tornado touch-down as storms rolled through the area overnight, but Fire Chief Fred Forys said as of the morning of May 29, clean-up was just getting started. Forys and Atlas Township officials are assembling teams and coordinating damage assessment to several areas — the hardest hit being near the intersection of Gale and […]