Paczki day

Fat Tuesday. the last day of the Mardi Gras celebration, signals the last chance to gorge on traditional Polish paczkis pastry treats before the start of the official Lenten season on Ash Wednesday. It is always a busy time for Donna’s Donuts on Bristol Road where the staff expected to fill about 2,000 dozen orders, according to owner Alicia Gibbons, […]

Twp. turns down chance to acquire Pirates Park

FLINT TWP. — The township board, following a recommendation from its parks and recreation advisory committee, has turned down an opportunity to acquire Pirates Park for free. Free in this case means no up-front costs. But it was the hidden costs that persuaded the cash-strapped board not to pursue the deal. The offer was contingent on getting a state grant […]

Police department is hiring

FLINT TWP. — The township police department is looking for a few good officers. There are openings for at least two fulltime patrol officers with the possibility of a third position pending retirements, said Lieutenant Robert Battinkoff, at the township board meeting Monday night. March 31 at 5:30 p.m. is the deadline for submitting applications. The application form is posted […]

Police seeking armed robbery suspects

FLINT TWP.— Township police are asking the public help in identifying and locating two suspects from an armed robbery on Saturday, November 30. At about 4:14 p.m. on that date, township police officers were called to the Number One Dollar store, located at 3406 Flushing Road. Reportedly the two suspects approached the clerk and one of them pointed a semi-automatic […]

One dead and three injured in house fire

FLINT TWP. — Fire official have identified Tiffany Dorman, 29, as the victim who died last week in a house fire in the 1100 block of Lask Drive off Beecher Road. Her two sons, ages 2 and 11, and her boyfriend were hospitalized as a result of smoke inhalation from the early Wednesday morning blaze. The father has been released […]

CAHS senior wins Pistons Scholarship

FLINT TWP. — Cameron Edwards, a senior at Carman-Ainsworth High School, won a $5,000 scholarship in the 8th annual Detroit Pistons Black History Month scholarship competition. Edwards was one of eight finalists selected from entries from high school students statewide who were invited by Pistons Legend Rick Mahorn to vie for $20,000 in scholarships. Each contestant was given two minutes […]

In brief

Post-graduation party being planned FLINT TWP. — Graduation time is fast approaching and that means fundraising also is ramping up for the annual Carman- Ainsworth post-graduation party. The township board recently shared a letter from a committee of parents seeking support from local business owners. The committee’s goal is to raise $15,000 needed to plan and produce the overnight graduation […]

Where has the time gone?

Looking through some old photos with my 16-year-old daughter the other day, I remembered fondly the first few years of being a dad. Those were good times — the best ever — but at times it felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. A little life, my newborn daughter Lucy, depended on me and it was a lot […]

NFL player encourages youth to pursue dreams

FLINT TWP. — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr remembers where he came from and knows where he’s going. In what he called an emotional homecoming, Carr was the keynote speaker last Friday at the eighth annual African American Student Association Black History Month Luncheon at Carman Ainsworth High School. “This is where it all started,’’ said Carr, a 2004 CAHS […]

Cavs’ Thomas takes eighth on state mats

AUBURN HILLS – Jerron Thomas made it to the podium this year in the Div. 1 state wrestling finals and kept alive a Carman-Ainsworth streak in the process. Thomas placed eighth in the 215-pound weight class at The Palace of Auburn Hills, grabbing the final medal spot and giving Carman-Ainsworth a state placer for the fourth straight year. Two other […]