Genealogical Society announces next meeting, guest speaker

BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society will be meeting 7 p.m. March 1 at the Burton Senior Citizens Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St. David Irwin will be the guest speaker at the meeting, and he will be speaking on the Scots-Irish peoples. He will describe their beginnings in the Lowlands of Scotland from about 1600 to their first migration […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Toolology: A Tribute to Tool on Feb. 18 with special guests by Spinal Crush and Zen. This is a low dough concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Rock Star: Ultimate Hair Band Tribute Concert, will be Feb. 25. Doors open […]

Cavaliers advance six wrestlers to regionals

DAVISON — The Carman-Ainsworth wrestling team entered last Saturday’s individual district tournament with a lot of confidence after winning a team district title on Thursday. It showed on the mat as six Cavs’ wrestlers advanced to the regional tournament on Saturday. Carman was led by district champion Jake Weissend at 135 lbs. Weissend started the day with a fall against […]

C-A enrollment drops, but shows signs of leveling off

FLINT TWP. — Enrollment still is dropping in the Carman-Ainsworth School district but showing signs of leveling off, Russ Parks, assistant superintendent, reported to the Board of Education at its Tuesday night meeting. Parks revealed tentative results of last week’s state-mandated student head count which showed enrollment at 4,538 down 23 students from 4,561 in September. “The trend still is […]


Genesys hospice volunteer training offered GOODRICH — Training for Genesys Hospice volunteers runs every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m., through Feb. 24. Training takes place at the Genesys Hospice Care Center, located at 7280 St. State Road in Goodrich. Hospice volunteers are needed to visit patients in their homes, provide companionship, offer respite and serve in many other […]

Cavs knock off Powers

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth picked up a few more points in the state poll and a ton of respect around the Flint area with a 62-57 basketball victory over Powers Catholic last Friday. Three weeks after a 14-point loss at Powers, the Cavaliers hung with the fifth-ranked Class B Chargers throughout the first half and beat them, 34- 26, in […]

Area veterans invited to seminar on aid, attendance benefit

SWARTZ CREEK — Wartime veterans and surviving spouses of veterans are invited to the Swartz Creek Area Senior Center, 8095 Civic Dr., 10 a.m. March 2 for a seminar on the Aid and Attendance Benefit. The event was previously scheduled for Feb. 2, but was rescheduled due to senior center being closed for weather. The seminar, led by Joe Vitale […]

Tickets on sale for Berenstain Bears

FLINT — Tickets are now available for Flint Youth Theatre’s presentation of Matt Murphy Productions’ “The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters.” The special event is 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 5. The performance offers families an affordable entertainment experience and, paired with a book from “The Berenstain Bears series,” it will make a memorable gift this holiday season. Performances […]

Sports Shorts

Lapeer Oldtimers compete at Michigan Senior Olympics TROY — The Lapeer Oldtimers 60+ hockey team competed at the Michigan Senior Olympics at the Troy Sports Center, Jan. 31- Feb. 3, going 2-2-2. Team members include John Bishop of Attica, Bill Gibbons and Doug Francek of Lapeer, Jerry Paga of Dryden, Tom RaCosta of Columbiaville, Bruce Bergum and Jim Layman of […]

News Briefs

Offices closed FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd., will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of President’s Day. The offices will reopen Feb. 22. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship.org. — N.B. School to receive a new roof FLINT TWP. — Woodland Elementary School is getting a new roof. Recently approved by the Carman-Ainsworth […]