The reason for the season

Nativity scenes like these displayed at two township Lutheran churches symbolize Christian beliefs and renew the Biblical hope expressed in John 3:16. For believers, the seasonal displays are common at churches, homes, businesses and other venues but in recent times they have drawn protests from nonbelievers when erected on public lands. All is peaceful here but a Nativity display is […]

Resident pursuing supervisor recall

FLINT TWP. — A township resident said she plans to follow through on an attempt she started last May to recall Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. On her fourth try, resident LaVonna Harris received approval on August 7 of her recall petition language from the Genesee County Elections Board. Recall petition language must first be approved for clarity and accuracy in […]

C-A school board bids fond farewell to 21-year member

FLINT TWP. — Peggy Anderson attended her last meeting as a member of the Carman-Ainsworth school board last week and received a warm sendoff with cake, a resolution and much praise. When Anderson took her seat in July 1993, Bill Clinton was serving his first term, John Paul II was the Pope, Michael Jordan was a Chicago Bull, the final […]

Free Downloads for Your New Toys


If you’re one of the lucky ones to receive a new e-reader, phone or tablet this Christmas, you’re probably wondering, “Now what?” Your first stop should probably be for free downloads. Bibliophiles (a.k.a., book lovers) will be happy to learn that the GDL has over 20,000 items through OverDrive, its downloadable book service. Here you’ll find e-books and audiobooks […]

Budget amended to cover demo costs

FLINT TWP. — A 2014 budget amendment to cover the cost of tearing down two fire damaged buildings was approved by the township board at its Dec. 15 meeting. “We have court orders to tear them down but are unable to get grant dollars to fund them,’’ said Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement and building director. She also said the owners […]

Tunnicliff named Regional Superintendent of the Year

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff has been named 2015 Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Michigan Association of School Board Administrators (MASA) Region 5. Timothy Stein, Region 5 president and superintendent of Flushing Schools accompanied by Eric Lieske, superintendent of Davison Community Schools, presented the award to Tunnicliff at the school board meeting last week. The […]

In brief

C-A accepting Schools of Choice applications FLINT TWP. — Non-resident students interested in attending Carman-Ainsworth Schools for the second semester can apply during an upcoming Limited State Schools of Choice Program. Applications will be available Jan. 5-16 for the semester beginning Jan. 26. There are limited openings in all buildings and at all grade levels except at Dye Elementary. Dye […]

Grant approved for portable planetarium dome

FLINT — The community has with great outpouring of care once again supported local students who will continue to be awed, educated, and inspired by Sloan-Longway’s state-of-the-art technology. The Portable Dome that travels to interested schools is a huge source of pride for those affiliated with the Flint Cultural Center. The field trip night sky that visits students in their […]

Giving into terrorist demands is bad precedent

If you listen to the experts, cyber-terrorism is the future of warfare. Enemies hacking our governmental and industrial computer systems, stealing data, sabotaging our infrastructure and collapsing our economy is how we will someday fight wars. So the recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures by what is believed to be the North Korean government is essentially the first major salvo […]

Nut shop gets permission to build over sewer

FLINT TWP. — Nationally distributed Jonny Almond Nut Company is headquartered here at G-4254 Fenton Rd. and township officials want to keep it that way. Earlier this year the township board gave the growing nut business permission to expand. After adding 2,000 square-feet to the existing 3,000 square feet in 2012 to provide room for the corporate office and more […]