Tom Reynolds, of The View Newspapers, (left) congratulates Chad Grant on his first 75 days as new President and CEO of McLaren Flint at a Meet and Greet reception held at McLaren Flint’s Hospitality House Monday, April 24.

Try college for free at MCC open house

FLINT — Try college for a day – for FREE! Mott Community College (MCC) is hosting MCC4Free, a community-wide open house, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all over the main campus in Flint. Come, experience college for a day through dozens of mini-sessions taught by MCC faculty. Register online at Topics include Casino Mathematics (the probability […]

School bus driver shortage creating issues

FLINT TWP. — A bus driver shortage is causing some scheduling and transportation issues for Carman-Ainsworth Schools. In an April 27 letter to parents, Superintendent Eddie L. Kindle said the transportation department is experiencing late arrivals and departures for school buses. “This letter is to make you aware that we are experiencing some challenges in our transportation department with respect […]

C-A FIRST Robotics Team 314 finishes season at world championship

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth FRC (FIRST Robotics C ompetition) Team 314 completed a successful season with an appearance in the FIRST® Championship from April 26-29 in St. Louis, Missouri. Team 314, also known as Big MO, was one of 407 teams from around the world that competed in the event at Edward Jones Dome and America’s Center, according to […]

Rotary honors Students of Month

FLINT TWP. — Ocher Benson and Chelsea Pearson were recognized by the Genesee Valley Rotary Club as the Carman-Ainsworth High School Students of the Month for March and Leticia Silva and En’Dea Haygood was chosen for the month of April. Ocher transferred to C-A from Flushing in September and is graduating with honors. She is a member of Chorale, a […]

Sneller bill to help townships afford mosquito abatements

LANSING — State Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) introduced House Bill 4573 on April 27 that would allow townships to establish a special assessment ordinance for mosquito abatement. This bill comes in response to a mosquito problem that Mundy Township has experienced for years and, in the last year, has addressed by spraying throughout the township as part of a one-year […]

GISD to offer Army JROTC Program

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is pleased to announce the approval of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Genesee Career Institute (GCI), according to a press release. The Army JROTC program, facilitated and taught by retired Army personnel at GCI, will be open to any Genesee County high school student in grades 9-12, beginning […]

In brief

WFBA scholarships FLINT TWP. — Ben Mainka, Superintendent of Swartz Creek Community Schools, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of the West Flint Business Association, noon to 1:15 p.m., Thursday May18 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden Road. Mainka will talk offer his perspective on area schools’ strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the […]

Reflections on Mother’s Day

My mother will be 82 this summer and thankfully still lives independently and has a sound mind. As Mother’s Day approaches, I am reflecting on our relationship and how it came to be where it is today. Sadly, I am not one of those people blessed with a doting, supportive mother. My mother and I view life very differently. The […]

MCC trio wins Student Emmy Award

FLINT — Three Mott Community College (MCC) students took First Place in the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) annual Student “Emmy” Production Awards. The event honors the best television and video high school and college students in the state. This year a record 10 Mott Community College Media Arts & Entertainment Technology (MAET) […]