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 […]

Carman-Ainsworth baseball plays league twin bill

DAVISON — Monday was the tale of two games for the Cavaliers’ varsity baseball team, with the first contest of a Big Nine doubleheader ending in a 13-1 five-inning win for Davison. While the Cardinals did lock down a share of the league crown with the victory, Carman- Ainsworth’s offensive efforts were led by Brett Dortch and Jake Weissend with […]

C-A board attempts to curb layoffs with plan for voluntary severance

FLINT TWP. — Hoping to reduce the costs of pending layoffs, the Board of Education has approved a Severance Notification Incentive Plan to encourage eligible staff to voluntarily leave. The plan is aimed at avoiding layoffs and costs associated with unemployment compensation, said Superintendent Bill Haley. The incentive is a onetime payment of 10 percent of an employees base salary […]

Get the best price when selling a home

The housing market has not yet rebounded to pre-recession prices, when buyers seemed to be stepping over one another to bid up the price of homes. Today’s sellers may be lucky to get asking price, with the reality being a certain percentage below. However, that doesn’t mean sellers should accept bottom-ofthe barrel offers. There are still ways to get the […]

Fleeting glory

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Preakness winner last Saturday was Shackleford, who ended the Triple Crown effort by Animal Kingdom. I sure hope all of you who enjoy horse racing read last week’s article where the Fat Guy correctly picked Shackleford. Yes, Shackleford paid a tremendous $27 for the victory. I realize that horse racing needs a Triple Crown prospect to capture the casual […]