The VIEW from here

Solo parenting is hard

(Editor’s note: This article is a reprint from 2010.) I was on vacation last week and I got to spend several days with my kids. This was a real treat because for the two years I’ve been with the paper I haven’t been able to take any significant time off. Last summer I was working during my summer vacation with […]

Homecoming parade goes off without a hitch

FLINT TWP. — Kylie Schneider and Jalen Walker captured the crowns for Homecoming Queen and King to cap off a chilly ride in an open convertible in the traditional Carman- Ainsworth Homecoming parade before Friday’s football game. Temperatures hovered around 55 with brisk winds and the sun peeking in and out of the clouds but forecasted rain held off while […]

In brief

Mott Foundation makes grant to bridge funding gap GENESEE COUNTY — In an effort to help maintain and strengthen Michigan’s largest county parks system, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has made a $1.56-million grant to the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission. The support comes as shrinking property taxes and other declining revenue have left the county, including its parks, […]

Made in Michigan Film Festival coming to Lapeer

LAPEER — On Oct. 21-22, film industry professionals and festival-goers from across the state will converge on Downtown Lapeer at the historic, recently renovated PIX Theater for the 4th Annual Made-In-Michigan Film Festival (MiMFF). Presented by the Made-In-Michigan Film Society and The Lapeer County Film Office, this year’s event promises to be the biggest and most exciting yet. This 2-day […]

Cavs stand alone as final Big Nine champs

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth nailed down sole possession of the Big Nine Conference football championship last Friday, but it wasn’t easy. The Cavaliers built a 24-point lead in the first three quarters, then held off a Davison rally over the last 13 minutes to eke out a 31- 28 victory on homecoming night at Carman- Ainsworth Junior High. Shane Barron […]

Cavs shut out in district soccer opener

GRAND BLANC — The field has been pared down in the loaded Div. 1, 12 Grand Blanc-hosted soccer district with Davison, 5-0-1 Big Nine, 9-3-4 overall, defeating Oxford, 2-1, in its opener at Davison on Monday. Carman-Ainsworth was shut out, 8-0, by Clarkston, while Grand Blanc ranked No. 9 in Div. 1 at 10-0 KLAA-West, 13-3 overall, defeated Flushing, 4-0. […]


NOW-NOV. 14 Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season. NOW-NOV. 14 Archery Deer Hunting Season, statewide. NOW-JAN. 1, 2012 Baiting for deer hunting allowed statewide, no more than two gallons per location spread in a 10-foot x 10-foot area. NOW-NOV. 30 Duck hunting seasons. OCT. 22 Cowboy long range shoot at Lapeer County Sportsman’s Club, noon-4p.m. Bowling Pin Shoot, pins at 50 […]

Sports Shorts

Mark the date for selection Sunday Show FLINT TWP. — High school football fans will want to circle Sunday, Oct. 23 on the calendar when FOX Sports Detroit hosts its annual Selection Sunday show to reveal the postseason playoff teams. The show airs at 7 p.m. with district play beginning either Oct. 28 or 29, or Nov. 4 or 5. […]



Cross country Tyler Pangerl clocked 18:56 to take 42nd place and lead the Cavaliers at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational last Saturday at Goodrich. Ahmir Dunn was five spots behind him in 23:40. Cassandra Pelkey led the Lady Cavs in 25:33, followed by Dhjream Carter in 27:21. James Johnson placed 12th in 17:48 in a Big Nine Conference meet Oct. 12 […]