Officers cited for life-saving efforts

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert recently cited four officers for “outstanding work,” credited with saving the lives of two township residents. At the March 6 township board meeting. Officers Lacey Lopez and Michael Schuyler were recognized for their lifesaving efforts involving an elderly township man on November 16, 2016 and Officers Barry Wascher and Neal Donovan were cited […]

Annual building report is positive

FLINT TWP. — A positive cash flow last year is one of the highlights of an in-depth 2016 Year in Review for the building department submitted to the township board of trustees by Tracey Tucker, building director. The 15-page report stated that building department revenues were $382,957.12 compared to expenses of 349,911.52 – resulting in a positive cash flow of […]

Police using JAG funds to buy new stun guns

FLINT TWP. — After about 13 years of carrying its current Taser model, township police officers are overdue for an upgrade. The township Board of Trustees has authorized police officials to purchase 20 new Taser X2 models, paid for with 2015-16 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding. Taser, the manufacturer, is offering a package price of $35,684.69, which is lower than […]

Name that township

Nominations of possible new names for Flint Township are now being gathered by its Suggestion Committee. The group has been meeting since September to explore changing the township’s name and other options It will discuss submitted names at its next meeting on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in the township board conference room. This form for suggested names is […]

CAMS applauds Spelling Bee champions

FLINT TWP. — Grant Bean, a sixth-grade student at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School, placed third among sixth-graders in the countywide Spelling Bee, hosted by the Genesee Intermediate School District. Grant was one of three top spellers from CAMS to advance to the county level. Participants in the GISD countywide Bee are first winners in their local district. Two students and […]

In brief

CAMS got talent FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Talent Showcase will be staged at 6 p.m. on Friday March 24 in the middle-school auditorium. Acts will include a vocal and instrumental music quartet, voice solo, individual and group dancers, a piano song, spoken word and a poetry recitation. The event is sponsored by the World Language Club and […]

Incident at high school leads to lockdown

FLINT TWP. — Two letters sent home last week to parents of students at Carman-Ainsworth High School explained a situation that led to an allday lockdown on Friday, March 10. The first letter from Superintendent Eddie Kindle, dated Thursday, March 9. notified parents of an incident at the high school involving one student that was immediately handled by the staff […]


Reminder: Local police will be out patrolling extra hours this weekend between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. to crack down on drunk drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a campaign spearheaded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). — Provided logo

Band honors

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth band students made a good showing at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District (MSBOA) District Three Band and Orchestra Festival, held on February 24 and 25 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band and 7th/8th Grade Orchestra participated in this event. The 8th grade Band led by Chris Lewis and […]

The president needs a time-out

It’s becoming clearer by the day that we’ve elected a child as president. I don’t say that to be insulting or partisan. I say it as a parent. I raised three kids and recognize child-like behavior when I see it. In a child, childish behavior is normal and to be expected. In a president, it’s just plain scary. Example No. […]