Officer retires after 25 years

FLINT TWP. — Detective Vern Chontos has retired from the township police department after 25 years of service that included duty in New York City after the 9-11 terrorist attack. Several past and current officers turned out this week for Chontos’ retirement ceremony at the township board meeting where he was presented his service revolver and badge and a proclamation […]

Twp. police officer fired for third time

FLINT TWP. — For the third time in about four years the township board voted unanimously to terminate Flint Township Police Officer Matthew Needham. After meeting in closed session for about an hour with municipal attorney Helen “Lizzie” Mills, the board reopened the meeting to vote for Needham’s dismissal. Grounds for the firing were not disclosed other than a motion […]

Two millage renewals on November ballot

FLINT TWP. — Township voters will be asked to renew two millages in the November 3 election. One is a fiveyear renewal for fire equipment and the other is a ten-year renewal for road maintenance. If not renewed, both millages will expire at the end of the year. If renewed, the .50 mill Road Millage will be extended through 2025 […]

STEM Early College offered at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — Tyler Perry is a senior at Carman- Ainsworth High School (CAHS) but he will be halfway through his freshman year when he starts college next fall. He is among students taking advantage of a dual enrollment program in which high school students can get a head start on earning college credits, at a substantially reduced cost. Tyler, […]

In brief

Holiday Craft Sale FLINT TWP. — Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Rd. (behind Kohl’s) will host a Holiday Craft Sale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. Admission is free. Over 25 vendors will offer handmade crafts, baked goods and more. Details: 810-653-8735. — R.S. Trick […]

Dallas Cowboy Brandon Carr donates reading center at Dye Elementary

FLINT TWP. — In an emotional homecoming, NFL and Carman- Ainsworth football standout Brandon Carr returned to Dye Elementary School last Friday to open a reading center for children. Carr, who plays for the Dallas Cowboys, opened three reading centers in partnership with the United Way of Genesee County. Through his non-profit Carr Cares Foundation, Carr donated $10,000 to a […]

Carman-Ainsworth enrollment up slightly

FLINT TWP. — After steadily declining enrollment for several years, enrollment at Carman-Ainsworth Schools increased by 13 students this school year. C-A reported 4,345 students enrolled in K-12 programs for the mandatory 2015- 16 Student Count Day held on the first Wednesday in October by all Michigan public schools. The official count is important because it determines the amount of […]


RIVALRY – Even local businesses got into the spirit of last Saturday’s Big Game between cross-state rivals, which ultimately saw the University of Michigan fall to Michigan State University 27-23.

TeenQuest to host graduation Oct. 22

FLINT – Hundreds of proud parents and family members will gather Thursday, Oct. 22 to celebrate the 120 students who successfully completed the first TeenQuest session of the 2015-16 school year. The graduation ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 W. Riverfront Center, in downtown Flint. Managed by the Flint & Genesee Chamber, TeenQuest is a […]

Rowe president advises CAHS students

FLINT TWP. — Engineering offers something for everyone, said Leanne Panduren, P.E., president of Rowe Engineering, in a presentation last week o pre-engineering students in the Carman-Ainsworth High School Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. Panduren, a civil engineer, talked about her career path and other engineering fields and requirements. Her PowerPoint presentation showed mechanical engineers working in automotive facilities; […]