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C-A board OKs leadership changes

FLINT TWP. — A transition in leadership for Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools entailed three actions by the school board at its meeting last week. The first was approving the contract for new Superintendent Eddie L. Kindle, who was appointed in early April and will take the helm on June 4. For the past two years, he has served as assistant superintendent […]

Election year discourse

FLINT TWP. – Some election year dissension crept into the May 16 township board meeting during public comment. Jim McClung took issue with what he called misinformation being disseminated by a “smut merchant.” McClung is the former chairperson of the township Parks and Recreation Commission and current president of the Flint Township Senior Center Executive Board. His comments pertained to […]

CA board applauds accelerated students

FLINT TWP. — While fellow students enjoyed summers off, a stalwart group of young scholars at Carman- Ainsworth chose to spend their time in programs such as Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (AGO) and Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP), where they earned college credits. Eight of them were among 10 seniors whose accomplishments were singled out last week for special recognition by […]

Carman Cougar Charities presents 2016 Volunteer Leadership Scholarship

FLINT TWP. —When Alanna Gleason walked into the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education meeting last week, she did not know that there was more in store for her than being recognized by her principal for outstanding academic success, with other classmates. While updating the board on current activities, Alan Himelhoch, a member of the Carman Cougar Charities Corporation (CCCC) Board of […]

In brief

Church bake sale today FLINT TWP. — A Middle Eastern Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held at St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Take out will be available. For more information, call 810-732-0720. — R.S. Annual Transportation Day coming soon to C-A FLINT TWP. — A hot air balloon […]


COMMENCEMENT – The graduation ceremony for the Carman-Ainsworth Class of 2016 will be held at the Dort Federal Event Center, at 7 p.m. on June 1.

Business association awards 2016 scholarships

FLINT TWP. — After working for many years, Gregory J. Vanucci lost his job and had difficulty finding another one because of his age and lack of a degree. He ran out of money and even became homeless before getting his life back on track. Now a student at Mott Community College, where he is working on a bachelor’s degree […]

GCI principal talks career technical educational

GENESEE COUNTY — “What do you want to be when you grow up?” James Ply, principal at the Genesee Career Institute (formerly Genesee Skill Center), came up with the wrong answer to that question as a youth. That is one reason he is now dedicated to helping GCI students get it right the first time, he said, as the guest […]

In brief

FLINT Small Business Workshops in June FLINT — A wide variety of top level small business workshops scheduled in June are being announced by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). Workshops are open to anyone but have been selected especially for Flint businesses that want to start or grow. Workshops are free or very low cost due to additional […]

Board spending general funds to pave residential street

FLINT TWP. — Once again this year, the township board has decided to dip into its general fund to pay for road repairs. The board voted 5-2 last week to add a milling and paving project on Woodkrest Drive to this year’s road repairs at an estimated cost of $50,941.48, to be paid entirely with township funds. The board has […]