Twp. fire department parking lot repairs

FLINT TWP.— The township board has given the fire department approval to seek bids for repairing the parking lots at Fire Station No. 1 on Reuben Street and Fire Station No. 2 on Flushing Road. “There are several large areas needing to be removed and replaced,” said Flint Township Fire Chief John Ringwelski, in a written request. He did not […]

Enroll now

Carman-Ainsworth Schools is trying out a different form of new media this year. Two billboards have been put up to encourage enrollment. One at Corunna Road between Diamond Ave. and Dutcher St. is to remind parents that school starts Sept. 2 and to make an effort to pre-enroll their children. “When parents wait until after school begins to enroll their […]

Twp. assessor gets extended assessor contract

FLINT TWP. — The township board voted 6-1 to approve a one-year contract extension for assessor William Fowler. Fowler, who is a level four master assessor, was hired September 4, 2013. He replaced Amede Hungerford who retired after longterm service. Fowler will be issued an updated contract but his rate of pay will remain the same, said township supervisor Karyn […]

C-A Schools annual report card is yellow

FLINT TWP. — An embargo lifted on Aug. 13 allowed data to be released for the Michigan Department of Education 2014 Michigan Scorecards. Carman-Ainsworth Steve Tunnicliff shared results with the school board last week as part of his Annual Education Report (AER) on students’ progress. He also reported on bullying incidents during the past school year. The Michigan School Accountability […]

Coming and Going

FLINT TWP. — Five new teachers were introduced to the Carman- Ainsworth School Board last week and the board also accepted the retirement or resignations of five other employees. The new teachers are Kimberly Herd, Erin Martin, Laura Stoeckle, Shavonta Trouser and Angie Zimmerman. Herd and Martin will teach at the high school. Herd, a science teacher, worked previously for […]

Educators learn new strategies

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth board president Gloria Nealy said a recent training she attended brought to mind that old Righteous Brothers song, “You’ve lost that loving feeling.” To get it back, Nealy was among a majority of C-A school administrators and staff who attended “Restorative Practices,’’ a two-day training designed to help leaders help troubled students rebuild relationships. “It was […]

In brief

Support Robotics Yard Sale fundraiser this weekend FLINT TWP. — A Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 30; Sunday, August 31 and Monday, Sept. 1 at 5301 S. Dyewood Drive, between Court Street and Calkins off Dye Rd. All proceeds go to the Carman-Ainsworth High School robotics team, which earned […]

Rep. Kildee takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenges Rep. O’Rourke, Sen. Ananich, Mayor Duggan to join him

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, following a challenge last week by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, according to a press release. In addition to taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, Congressman Kildee also made a personal donation today to the ALS Association. A video of Congressman Kildee taking the Ice Bucket Challenge can be […]

Third Person to debut at FIA

FLINT — Third Person, an all-star drama from Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis, will launch the 2014–15 Friends of Modern Art film series Sept. 5–7 at the Flint Institute of Arts. The first two months of the annual ninemonth FOMA weekly series also include an Irish comedy, The Bachelor Weekend (with Sherlock TV co-star Andrew Scott); an award-winning documentary, Herb […]

Patsy Lou Williamson opens new venture

FLINT TWP. — Catsup goes with mustard. Salt goes with pepper. Wine goes with cheese. Hmmm. What side item goes well with a car dealership? How about a gas station and car wash? Voila! Patsy Lou’s Express Stop, a new BP gas station and car wash on Corunna Road at Eggleston Avenue, has opened. Located across the street from Patsy […]