Prevent child abuse

Two pinwheels spin in the wind on this sign in front of Dillon Elementary School in Burton, in observance of April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month. Dillon and Dye elementaries in the Carman-Ainsworth School District have partnered with the Weiss Advocacy Center in Flint for its annual Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign. Pinwheels for Prevention began as a grassroots effort […]

Twp. board hears pros, cons of state Proposal 1

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Road Commissioner John Daly spoke at the township board meeting Monday night in favor of voting for state Proposal 1. But several dissenters in attendance also spoke during public comment. Passage of the May 5 ballot proposal would raise the state sales tax to seven percent and change the Michigan’s Constitution to reallocate funding for […]

Township board supports Stand Up for Transportation Day

FLINT TWP. — Today is Stand up for Transportation Day, a national event spearheaded by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in Washington D.C. and sponsored locally by the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA). At MTA’s request, the Flint Township Board passed a proclamation on Monday supporting the April 9 observance. Today, transportation agencies across the country collectively called attention […]

Fundraisers set to help Randels students attend


FLINT TWP. — A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help a team from Randels Elementary attend the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 20-23 at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem solving competition challenging participants to find innovative solutions to a variety of technical and performance […]

CAMS students perform with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

FLINT TWP. — Four music students at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School had an opportunity to play in the big leagues last month. Chosen to perform in the third annual Detroit Symphony Orchestra Middle School Honor Band on March 16 were eighth-graders Cameron Johnson, trumpet; Anjewel Lenoir, French Horn; Tyne Smith, percussion; and Evans Pincomb, percussion. Students were nominated by each school […]

In brief

WFBA to hear details about state ballot Proposal 1 FLINT TWP. — Linda Hoff, president of the Flint-Area League of Women Voters, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, from noon – 1:15 p.m. on April 15 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Rd. at Linden. Hoff will give an objective, non-partisan Power […]

Police seek help to locate missing man

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police are seeking public help to locate an elderly man reported missing last week. Police were notified on March 30 when the family of Steve J. Marsh, 67, became concerned about not being able to locate him since he left an area motel where he was staying. Marsh is described as having gray hair and […]

C-A robotics team on winning streak

FLINT TWP. — They have done it again. For the third outing in a row, the Carman-Ainsworth FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 314 has finished first at a district competition, according to a press release. Competing last weekend with 40 other teams from around the state at the Lansing FIRST Robotics District Competition in Mason, Team 314 won the competition […]

A few things that are good for a chuckle or two

I love it when I hear something that just makes me laugh uncontrollably. All too often we go through life stressed out about things happening at work, at home and in our daily lives that we don’t take a step back and enjoy the funny things in life. Visually funny things are good for a laugh, but it’s also the […]

DSW opening, hiring by end of month

FLINT TWP. — The wait is almost over for shoe lovers eager to shop at a local Designer Shoe Warehouse store. Signs on the door indicate that the approximately 20,000 square-foot store at 4135 Miller Road will open on April 30. Job openings are posted on the company’s website at “We typically hire 30-35 associates for a new store,’’ […]