MONDAYS Bingo at the Elba Lions Club. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for snacks. Bingo at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 W. Genesee St. EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Scrabble Club, 5-7:45 p.m. meets the third Thursday of each month at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board […]


TUESDAYS Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Revolution,Teen Word of Life Clubs at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 S. Saginaw Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. Junior and senior high school students are welcome. Details/registration: 810-694-9136 or 810-241-5258.

District learns of declining enrollment

FLINT TWP — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools learned the district has experienced a steady decline in enrollment over five years after Russ Parks, assistant superintendent of operations, gave a presentation to the board of education at its Sept. 21 meeting. Parks gave an overview of the district’s population and subgroups, reporting that the district currently has 4,573 students. Five years […]

Twp. still seeks funding for Genesee Valley Trail

FLINT TWP. — With more than $25,000 raised so far, Flint Township still needs approximately $17,000 in funds to help finance the Genesee Valley Trail. At the Sept. 20 Board of Trustees meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller said she had submitted an application to the Ruth Mott Foundation, requesting $12,000 for the trail, and should receive notification by the end of […]

Remembering Crapo Farm

Community set to celebrate sesquicentennial of Swartz Creek icon

SWARTZ CREEK — If it wasn’t for his great grandson’s love of trains, Bill Morgan might not have recalled the founding of Crapo Farm. But on July 30, Morgan’s great grandson was visiting him for his 76th birthday and wanted to see a train. As any grandfather would do, Morgan obliged but the trip turned into something more than just […]

In Brief

McLaren offering heart health, cholesterol and blood pressure help FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is now offering “Heart Health-Controlling Your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.” Have you been told that your cholesterol or blood pressure is high? Do you have a family history of heart disease? Do you want to learn how to prevent heart disease and be healthier? If […]

Humane Society announces return of Kids Camp

BURTON — Children ages 8-15 who are interested in learning about animals can join the Humane Society of Genesee County’s upcoming After School Kids Camp. The camp, which runs 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 13-15, offers children a chance to learn more about pet grooming, veterinarian care and dog training. Children also will have the ability to participate in other projects, including […]

Life skills coach helps businesses tackle team building

GRAND BLANC — Most everyone understands what makes up a winning team in sports — strong leadership, skilled players and a good coach with a record of more wins than losses. Life skills coach Rich Wiehe is helping executives and employees of small companies and organizations throughout Michigan apply many of the same principles to become more productive and successful. […]

Advocates rally against The Family Puppy

FLINT TWP. — Fourty-four advocates protested against The Family Puppy at Genesee Valley Mall Sept. 18, the culmination of a campaign by Puppy Mill Awareness against the pet store. Sporting homemade signs with a variety of messages about puppy mills and the need to adopt rather than shop, the peaceful rally ran from noon-3 p.m. and was organized by Pam […]

Board OKs hiring of Dompreh as assistant principal

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth High School will welcome a familiar face to its leadership. Jeff Dompreh was hired as the new assistant principal at the high school, receiving unanimous approval at the Sept. 21 Board of Education meeting. Supt. Bill Haley brought the personnel item to the board, saying the district was searching for someone who would “engage students […]