Genesee County pursues new state psychiatric hospital



GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a plan that could bring a new mental health facility to mid-Michigan. At a public works committee meeting held last Wednesday, the commissioners voted unanimously to advocate for the construction of a new state-funded psychiatric hospital in Genesee County. Originally, the state had planned to construct a […]

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MDHHS invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) invites the public to comment on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant application. Title V of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, provides funding to states to improve the health of mothers, […]

Saluting our heroes


With Memorial Day approaching on May 27, I wish to dedicate this week’s column to members of our nation’s military, along with veterans from every branch of the United States Armed Forces. Words alone cannot describe my gratitude for the daily efforts undertaken by U.S. service members to keep our country safe and secure. What’s more, I feel indebted to […]

Good training helps first responders prepare



FLINT — As they say in the Army, when you respond to real world situations, in real time, “That’s good training”. Teams of first responders did it a little different last week at Bishop Airport, in hopes they would have good training if a real-world plane crash ever occurs at the facility. Civilian personnel and the first responders all acted […]

WFBA gives three scholarships at annual luncheon



FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association honored three students by awarding them $1,500 scholarships, May 16. Every year the WFBA gives away three $1,500 scholarships, two to area high school seniors and one to an adult learner. This year the high school winners were Morgan Losey of Linden High School and Sean Timkovich-Camp of Bentley High School. The […]

Fun in the sun

The Spring into Summer Family Fun Fair was held May 18 at the Resurrection Reformed Church, 5225 Calkins Rd. Serving up food was Yevettes Gourmet Taco Food Truck, there was a bounce house, Genesee STEM Academy was there along with Hurley Medical Center, MSU Cooperative Extension Service, Flint Institute of Arts and Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation. There was Bike Safety […]

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Mom 2 Mom Sale – Sellers Needed!! FLINT — The Board of Women’s Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 6100 Richfield Rd. is hosting a Mom 2 Mom sale on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 8-foot tables available for $10. Please contact Mary Morrin at 734-748-8438 or morrin.mary@yahoo.com or visit: www.facebook.com/events/1071687403002206/ — P.S. Kicking for the Kids FLINT […]

Man in critical condition after crash

FLINT TWP. — A 24-yearold Swartz Creek man is in critical condition after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a semi on Interstate 75 last week. Flint Township Police were called at about 12:18 p.m. May 16 to a crash on northbound I-75 and Corunna Road. The Swartz Creek man was driving a motorcycle and attempting to merge onto […]

Cavaliers split with Grand Blanc in baseball



GRAND BLANC – The Carman- Ainsworth baseball team split a twin bill with Grand Blanc on Monday. Grand Blanc took a 12-5 win in the early game but the Cavaliers bounced back to win the night cap, 3-0. Grand Blanc held a 3-2 lead after two innings in the early game before driving in eight runs in the third. Carman- […]

Cavs fall to Lapeer, Bay City John Glenn

LAPEER – The Carman- Ainsworth softball program was handed a 14-6 loss at Lapeer last Thursday. The Cavaliers took a 4-0 lead after just one inning, but Lapeer began to chip at the lead with a 2-0 second inning. Each team scored once in the third before Lapeer began to pull away. The Lightning scored three runs in the third […]


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