Local families needed to host exchange students GENESEE COUNTY — American freedom and democracy are a part of our everyday lives and something that we often take for granted. Have you ever thought about sharing with the rest of the world what makes America so special? You can by hosting a teen from one of more than 30 countries for […]


Fun at the Fair

Request for early retirement unveils lawsuit appeal by O’Leary

FLINT TWP. — Discussions regarding early retirement for deputy building inspector Michael O’Leary at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees were tabled after it became known that O’Leary still has a lawsuit pending against the township. At the Aug. 9 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller brought forward the discussion regarding changing the terms of employment for […]

Carman-Ainsworth expects to challenge for Big Nine title

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth Cavaliers need to draw on teamwork this season if they want to equal last season’s 14-5-2 record and return to the second round of the playoffs, where they lost to a tough Grand Blanc team. Fourth-year coach Jay Witham is looking for help from a strong junior varsity squad to compete this season, but […]

Tunnicliff gives summer review, 2010-2011 preview to board

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education received a summer review and 2010- 2011 preview from Asst. Supt. Steve Tunnicliff at its Aug. 17 board meeting. Tunnicliff gave the board an in-depth look at the work that occurred over the summer, first touching on the district’s summer school program. Elementary-age children, who attended summer school, participated in a six-week […]

Freshman leads Lady Cav golfers

FLINT TWP. — Bob Blaylock was disappointed when he learned two of his top golfers weren’t returning to Carman-Ainsworth this year. But his mood brightened considerably with the arrival of freshman Meghan Borgerding to the program. Borgerding instantly stamped herself No. 1 in the Lady Cavaliers’ lineup and justified that honor with a 43 in the team’s season opener at […]

Airbrush artistry

Local artist breathes new life into signs, carousel at Crossroads Village

FLINT — When visitors enter Crossroads Village, chance are they will notice improvements to signs along the boardwalk and the C. W. Parker Carousel, and all of those improvements can be attributed to artist Brian Ashley. Ashley, a Burton resident, has poured his heart, soul and talent into replacing three signs for the boardwalk and restoring the carousel horses on […]

Sports Shorts

Youth football league practices underway FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth Youth Football and Cheerleading League began practices on Monday with the season starting Sept. 11 and running through Oct. 23. The complete season schedule will be available two days before the first games in September through the Mid-Michigan Rural Football League. Football offers three divisions with freshmen ages 8-9 weighing no […]

In Brief

Kidney support group to meet FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Sept. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-between I-475 & Dort Hwy). The speaker will be Elizabeth Heath, M.D. Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit. The topic is “Treatment of Refractory Renal Cell Carcinoma.” The […]