CAMS celebrate ‘excellent’ robotics outing




FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Middle School Robotics team MO’ Peeps competed in the VEX World championship from April 25-28 in Louisville Kentucky and brought home the Excellence Award. “The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX programs,” according to the VEX website. “The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in […]

Court Street road project approved




FLINT TWP. — West Court Street, between Elms and Linden roads, is the next major township road to get a facelift. The township board recently approved a $236,591.05 contract with Ace-Saginaw Paving Company for the resurfacing project. Estimated costs include engineering fees and will be done in two phases. Phase one – resurfacing being Elms and Dye roads – is […]

C-AHS teacher named Teacher of the Year



FLINT TWP. — Jessyca Mathews, an English teacher and varsity soccer coach at Carman-Ainsworth High School, has been named the Teacher of the Year for 2018 by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE), This award is given in spring so that this outstanding teacher can also be honored at the MCTE annual conference in November. Founded in 1924, […]

Flint man sentenced to probation for embezzling of church’s charitable funds



DETROIT — David Lee Thiese Sr., a 79-year-old Flint man, was sentenced to 60 months of probation and $698 in fines and court costs on April 16 in 7th Circuit Court, Flint, for embezzling nearly $37,000 in charitable gaming funds from St. Pius X Catholic Church and School, in Flint Township, and affiliated groups, according to a press release. Thiese […]

In brief



MTA renewal on August ballot FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kathy Funk is among clerks in Genesee County notified of the MTA Millage Renewal proposal on the August 8 ballot. This will be a renewal of the levy set to expire this year. Voters will be asked to approve a five-year renewal – 2019-2023 – of 0.40 mills ($0.40 per $1,000 […]

Jury convicts man of violent assault on girlfriend



FLINT — An assault that began at a Flint Township club nearly two years ago has led to the conviction of a Flint man. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced on Monday that Michael Robert Avery, 43, was found guilty by a Genesee County jury of eight felony counts related to an incident that occurred on November 21, 2015 including: […]

Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge winners named



GENESEE COUNTY — Rankin Elementary and Carman-Ainsworth Middle School are among county- wide schools that have won cash prizes in the third annual Greater Flint Health Coalition Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge. This fitness challenge was designed to promote health and wellness within local schools while creating some “healthy” competition. Throughout the month of March, over 2,000 students from […]

Dust control approved for 2018



FLINT TWP. — Around this time every year, the township board approves a contract with the Genesee County Road Commission to spray unpaved roads for dust control. The contract calls for spraying roads with a chloride solution. The first application is done in late April or early May; the second application is done in late June or early July and […]

More youth leadership encouraged



For the past ten years, one sure sign of spring for me was receiving a notice about the annual clean-up of the Flint Township Park. It was spearheaded by Dr. Peter Mikelens, a member of The Gleaner, Greater Flint Area Arbor (a fraternal organization), which underwrote costs for the event. For the past few weeks, I have been fretting that […]

MCC to name Family Life Center in honor of Lenore Croudy



FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees voted Monday, April 23, to name the College’s new Family Life Center in memory of former Board Chair Lenore Croudy, who passed away January 19, 2017. She was first elected to the MCC Board in 1987 and was appointed Board Chair in 1995. During her tenure as Chair, she worked […]


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