Flint Twp. board supports Child Abuse Prevention Month

An estimated one third of abused or neglected children grow up to abuse or neglect their own children.

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustee unanimously passed a resolution to support April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Police Chief George Sippert read and asked the board to support a proclamation from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. Based in Washington D.C., Fight Crime is a national, bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, […]

Cavaliers looking for Big Nine title

Team seeks out familiar face for guidance

FLINT TWP. — After serving a middle school tour of duty that lasted just short of a decade, Tom MIller is once again taking the reins of the Carman- Ainsworth varsity baseball program, a move the team hopes will land them atop the Big Nine standings once again. “(This is my) first year back as head coach after seven years […]

Smiley, Stanley launch home protection plan

BURTON — Together the former mayors of Flint and Burton announced last week they will introduce a plan to help keep area residents in their homes. Dubbed the Homeowner Protection Plan, state representatives Charles Smiley (D-Burton) and Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint) said that the plan would “establish a uniform process” for homeowners confronted with property tax foreclosures. “Homeowners have to be […]

Sports Shorts

Junior Golf ready to tee off BURTON — Flint Junior Golf organization is now accepting on-line registrations beginning April 4. Flint Junior Golf Association, one of the largest Junior Golf organizations in the country will open its on-line registration through Sunday, May 15 with play beginning on June 20. Since its inception in 1939, Flint Junior Golf Association has provided […]

Baker president and CEO named to McLaren board

FLINT — F. James Cummins, president and chief executive officer of the Baker College System, has been named to the McLaren Regional Medical Center board of trustees. “Jim’s extensive knowledge in both non-profit administration and corporate finance is a great asset to McLaren Regional Medical Center as we continually address the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment,” said […]

Lady Cavs reload with more speed

FLINT TWP. — With seven players graduated, the Carman-Ainsworth softball team finds itself in a reloading mode. Third-year varsity coach Joe Willett says he will rely on a crop of juniors that backed up the seniorladen squad last year as a base to build upon. With key positions still up for grabs, Willett is still assessing his team’s options for […]


Mall employee arrested for embezzlement FLINT TWP. — Police are seeking a warrant for a 19-year-old Flint man, employed at Genesee Valley Center, on charges of conspiracy to commit retail fraud. It was reported to police at about 3 p.m. on March 21 that the suspect had been caught exchanging or providing gift cards to acquaintances who would later exchange […]

Lady Cavs look to attain “One Goal”

FLINT — Jessyca Mathews enters her 12th overall year of coaching while entering her fourth season at the helm of the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team. Mathews has a majority of her team back this season, only losing two players from last year’s team that went 6-11–2 overall. Gone are Bianca Gibson and Jessica Sauders. Returning to the Lady Cavaliers’ squad […]

News Briefs

Zachrich appointed interim Atlantis principal FLINT TWP. — Smiles and chuckles greeted an announcement to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education that Bart Zachrich has been appointed interim principal of Atlantis alternative education high school for the rest of the year. Someone joked that Zachrich has retired more times than football quarterback Brett Favre. Zachrich is a retired principal from CA […]

Fickle by nature

Sports VIEW

The office chatter two weeks ago went something like this. “Wow, it feels great outside. I didn’t even need my coat.” “I know,” said another, “the wind even feels warm.” Another added, “It’s so nice to be done with winter.” I hated to break their spring party, but I just had to. “Silly Michigeese,” I said. “Did you see the […]