Genesys helps with Leave a Legacy plan

GENESEE COUNTY — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared May “Leave a Legacy Month.” During this month — and throughout the year — the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan assists individuals interested in learning about leaving a legacy. Here are a few facts about donations to charities: Did you know …  individuals can help their favorite charity without having […]

Sports Shorts

Phantoms fall in championship game DETROIT — The Greater Flint Hockey Association ’98 Flint Phantoms Bantam A ice hockey team posed after the championship game in the End of School Classic tournament in Detroit recently. The team fought past a field including Kensington Valley Rebels, Trenton Trojans, Sylvania Ohio Leafs, BelleTire Dearborn to make it through the semifinals, and championship […]

Reform plan may target elimination of manufacturing tax credits

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-chair of the Senate Manufacturing Caucus, along with 10 of her colleagues recently urged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to support business tax reforms that strengthen American manufacturing and job creation. Stabenow and her colleagues sent a letter to Geithner as reports have surfaced suggesting the Administration may unveil a plan to overhaul America’s […]

MHSAA approves policies

Sports VIEW

EAST LANSING — Approving a variety of regulations and sports activities policies were among the actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Spring Meeting, May 1-2, in Bellaire. In action regarding MHSAA Handbook matters, the Council strengthened the regulation which requires a coach or player to miss the next day of […]

Growing frustration over crime, politics and gas prices

The VIEW from here

I’ve noticed some hot topics among friends, readers and the community in general lately and the discussion seems to show there’s a growing frustration among people. Three topics near and dear to the hearts of people seem to be rising gas prices, disgust over the political landscape and the growing issue of crime in this community. These subjects are quick […]

Lady Cavs blanked by Davison Cardinals

DAVISON — A Big Nine meeting with Davison just didn’t go Carman- Ainsworth’s way as the softball team was shut out, 5-0, and, 17-0, on Monday. Kari Hart took both losses. Tuesday, the Cavs hosted Saginaw Heritage, which improved to 21-13 on the season after sweeping the Cavs, 10-2, and, 14-1. Kari Hart took the opening loss striking out four, […]

Pride and HONOR

Local veteran Lloyd Coon remembers a fighter’s life

SWARTZ CREEK — “I was walking around Engebi Island’s Marine Base and saw two technical sergeants with five stripes on their jackets trying to get a starter out of a plane. I guess I snickered a couple of times because someone called out what is the object of your mirth?” “I responded, well sir it seems like you have men […]


MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday mornings. For more information call Linda at 810-796-3014. SUNDAY, JUNE 5 The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship Qualifier […]

All smiles

This happy finisher, on the developmental disabled course, took part in the May 20 2011 Special Olympics held at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School in Flint Township. For more about the games see page 19.

In Brief

FMAA encourages citizens to observe Memorial Day properly GENESEE COUNTY — The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) hopes all Americans will join them in displaying the flag of our country in observance of Memorial Day on May 30. Memorial Day is a day reserved to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms while […]