GDL places millage proposal increase on May 3 ballot

GENESEE COUNTY — On May 3, one of the issues facing voters will be the proposed millage increase of 0.25 mills (25 cent per $1,000 taxable value) for a period of six years for the Genesee District Library (GDL). According to the its website, the Genesee District Library is facing major cuts in funding and over the past two years, […]

Is the State setting us up to fail?

The VIEW from here

As many readers probably already know, Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed a hard-hitting budget for the state in 2011. This proposed budget would cut spending for public schools, universities and local governments while ending many personal tax exemptions. The $45 billion proposal includes $1.2 billion in permanent spending cuts to help deal with a $1.4 billion shortfall in the budget […]

Cavs lose squeaker to No. 4 Saginaw

SAGINAW — Carman-Ainsworth came so close to beating Saginaw in last week’s Class A district basketball tournament, it’s hard to resist playing “what if” with the Cavaliers. Carman lost to the fourth-ranked Trojans, 56-54, in the March 9 district semifinals at Saginaw Arthur Hill, ending its season at 17-5, with a high honorable mention ranking in the final Associated Press […]

Gaines Township man charged with shooting bald eagle

GAINES TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged a Gaines Township man with shooting a bald eagle near his home in the area of Van Vleet and Ray Rds. in southwest Genesee County. James Allen Nelson, 65, is charged with shooting an endangered species and reckless discharge of a firearm, both of which are misdemeanors punishable by up […]

Woman recounts rescue of daughter from Iran

FLINT — In honor of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, Betty Mahmoody, author of Not Without My Daughter, which details her escape from Iran, visited the University of Michigan-Flint 20 years after her first campus visit, but this time she brought her daughter as a special guest. In 1984, Mahmoody found herself in a difficult situation as her […]

Sports Shorts

Coleman makes All-Star football roster FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth senior and defensive back Chad Coleman will take part in the annual Michigan High School Football Coaches Association 2011 All Star Football Game on Saturday, June 25 at Kelly Shorts Stadium at Central Michigan University. The only other local player to make the roster is Davison’s Ryan Hankins. Both boys will […]

News Briefs

Kindergarten registration FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth elementary schools will hold Kindergarten Registration from March 21-25. Parents of children who will turn age 5 by Dec. 1, 2011 should plan to attend registration at one of the elementary school buildings. For the correct elementary ser vice area, call any school at the telephone numbers listed below or the administration building at […]

In Brief

Cancer center to hold educational support group FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be April 6 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. Refreshments will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. The meeting is 1-2:30 p.m. The featured speaker: Dr. Mark Roby, Cancer Survivor. The topic: “The Gift of Hope” — A Journey […]

Playoff position on the line

FLINT — The Michigan Warriors Class A Junior hockey team is currently fourth in the eight-team North Division of the North American Hockey League at 30-16-6 with just six games left in the regular season. Most recently the Warriors hosted Chicago at the Perani Arena and Event Center winning, 6-1, last Saturday on goals by Justin Hoomaian, Bobby Bodette, Robert […]

All sewn up

SWARTZ CREEK — Six fleecy homemade lap blankets are on their way to the Upper Peninsula to warm the hearts and bodies of patients at a veteran’s hospital. They were sewn by Margaret Rubino of Flint Township, as part of an ongoing effort by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 294, who have adopted the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical […]