Bids Ok’d for fire and police departments

FLINT TWP. — In an attempt at quality control, Fire Chief John Ringwelski recommended awarding bids to separate companies for concrete work needed at two township fire stations, during a bid review at a recent township Board of Trustees meeting. Bids for the work were received from Freeman Brothers Construction of Linden, Zeller Excavating of Swartz Creek and Oak Construction […]

CAHS Theater presents Cinderella

FLINT TWP. — Many versions have been told of the fairytale “Cinderella,’’ the beautiful but mistreated girl who was transformed by a fairy godmother and married a prince after her foot fits his glass slipper. Yet another original version of the story will be presented by the Carman- Ainsworth Drama Club coming up Nov. 17-19. “ We’ve written our own […]


Cavs ousted by Valley foe Midland

MIDLAND — Carman-Ainsworth got an early taste of what football will be like in the Saginaw Valley Conference. The Cavaliers met Valley stalwart Midland in a Div. 1 playoff game last Friday and suffered a 42-12 defeat in the firstround contest. The Cavs’ season ended at 6- 4, while the sixth-ranked Chemics, 9-1, advanced to a second-round game at Grand […]

Homeless student count still rising

FLINT TWP. — There are 74 homeless students attending Carman-Ainsworth Schools this year and the number has been steadily climbing for five years, according to Russ Parks, assistant superintendent of operations, in a recent report to the school board. Parks said that the 74 students identified as of official Fall student count day are up from 37 at the same […]

Cavaliers seek district title after falling short in Big Nine

BY ERIK HOHENTHANER 810-452-2641  ehohenthaner@mihomepaper.com OWOSSO — The Carman- Ainsworth volleyball team entered the season with one goal in mind, win the final Big Nine volleyball title. While the Cavaliers fell short to Flushing in the Big Nine race, they can erase those bad memories with a district title that will likely come from beating the Raiders. At the […]

Expressway drivers no longer subject to search

GENESEE COUNTY — The “Sheriff ’s Posse” is no longer using a sign warning of a drug search ahead on local highways after the initiative garnered attention from the ALCU and media. Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said the whole initiative was a “ruse” and that there were never any drug checkpoints. He explained he stopped using the sign, towed […]

Carman harriers finish season in regional

UNIVERSITY CENTER — Carman- Ainsworth had three runners finish within 12 seconds of each other in the Div. 1 regional cross country meet last Saturday at Delta College. James Johnson placed 59th in 17:42, Aaron Dupree was 63rd in 17:52 and Tyler Pangerl 64th in 17:54, as the Cavaliers finished 13th with 377 points. Ahmir Dunn clocked 21:56 and Sterling […]

Borrowing from retirement fund OK’d

FLINT TWP. — Non-union employees and elected officials can continue taking loans from their retirement funds, following passage of a resolution by the Township Board of Trustees. Board action responded to a memo from controller Beth Takacs, which said the approval was needed since the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) set new provisions after taking over administration of the Defined […]

Swim and Dive

With the Big Nine meet being hosted by Davison and taking place today at Kearsley, the Lady Cavaliers’ wrapped up the 2011 regular season last Thursday at Swartz Creek with a 103-82 victory. Getting things started for Carman-Ainsworth by finishing first in the 200 medley relay in 2:15.58 was Katie Odle, Ashleigh King, Mackenzie Bartlett and Mara Johnson, in the […]