Graham Road first to get road millage funding

FLINT TWP. — With road millage funds secured for another ten years, approved by voters in the November election, the township board wasted little time starting its spending plan. First on the list is a paving and ditching project for Graham Road that was turned down twice earlier this year. The $168,001 estimate unanimously approved by the board is good […]

C-A board considers contracting bus drivers

FLINT TWP. — Contracting with First Student, a private provider of school bus transportation, is being considered by the Carman- Ainsworth board of education. Like many districts faced with an ongoing struggle to hire its own bus drivers, the board posted a Request for Proposals in October to contract for specific Unfilled Transportation Runs. First Student submitted a bid. At […]

Not a creature was stirring

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving but out in front of the Best Buy store on Miller Road, as of early evening, the usual camping out crowd of Black Friday bargain hunters was missing. Perhaps they showed up closer to Best Buy’s 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day opening but in past years many shoppers have pitched tents as early as a week […]

Old Newsboys street sale sidelined

FLINT TWP. — Supporters of the Old Newsboys annual Newspaper Sale on December 11 are asked to look for them this year on the side of the road. They will be set up in private parking lots marked with large signs and arrows to direct motorists, said Chris Hamilton, executive director. For the first time in its 91-year history, Old […]

Former car dealer charged with fraud

FLINT — Edward Frank Usewick III of Flint has been charged in an alleged bank fraud scheme involving several now defunct car dealerships. Usewick is facing federal charges which claim he used local car dealerships to organize a bank fraud scheme. He pleaded not guilty Nov. 19 in Flint U.S. District Court where he was arraigned on 20-counts of bank […]

CAMS student stars in FIM holiday opera

FLINT TWP. — Melvin A. Bishop, a seventh grader at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, has the lead role in the Flint School of Performing Arts production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” It is a one-act opera performed in English that tells the story of the three Magi, stopping for the night at the home of a poor widow and her […]

Seniors headed for the hills

FLINT TWP. — For sure, chartered bus trips to casinos are standard fare for senior citizens who like to travel, but the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center will be charting new territory with two trips being planned for 2016. One of them is almost a year away – Oct. 1-9 when seniors will be heading to South Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore, […]

In brief

WFBA hosting annual holiday giveaway FLINT TWP. —Fun and fundraising will come together for the West Flint Business Association’s 16th annual Holiday School Fundraiser. Usually 75-100 prizes are given away during the event, held at the WFBA monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 9, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Prizes include […]

Grondin family seeking information to aid murder conviction appeal

LAPEER — Carl Grondin, Sr. is adamant that his grandson, Kenneth C. Grondin III, did not murder his girlfriend, Andrea Eilber, in 2011. Grondin, Sr. and K.C. Grondin’s parents, Kenneth II and April, are so certain of his innocence that they’re prepared to “spend their last dime” to get him released and are busily preparing for a retrial should they […]

Serra Automotive buys Traverse City dealerships

TRAVERSE CITY — Serra Automotive has announced that they have added seven automotive franchises and three dealerships to its automotive group with the purchase of Cherry Capital Cadillac-Subaru, Traverse Motors Audi- Toyota-Volkswagen and Traverse City Auto Plaza, offering the Nissan and Volvo brands. According to Serra Automotive President Joe Serra, the paperwork finalizing the deal was signed late yesterday afternoon. […]