WFBA hosts annual scholarship fundraiser

FLINT TWP. —Gold, silver and even diamonds were among gifts given away last week as the West Flint Business Association went about the business of spreading a bit of holiday cheer while raising money for its scholarship fund. Instead of its usual monthly guest speaker, the WFBA hosted its 12th annual fundraiser as a fun, festive way to benefit its […]

Cavaliers boys’ swim team looking ahead to 2012

FLINT TWP. — In the wake of the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ swim team just barely getting edged out in non-conference competition by Flint Metro League rival Fenton, 96-90, on Dec. 13 and losing at home to Brighton on Monday, the squad is taking the rest of 2011 to rest and recharge its collective battery. The Cavaliers will return to the […]

In brief

HealthPlus now offers MIChild health insurance GENESEE COUNTY — MIChild, a health insurance program for uninsured children (ages 0-19) of Michigan’s working families, is now available through HealthPlus of Michigan in 18 Michigan counties. HealthPlus recently added 11 counties — Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Iosco, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne — to its MIChild product service area. […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Comeback kids

The Detroit Lions are the comeback kids of the NFL here in 2011. Yes, it was another double digit deficit outcome for the victory. This is the fourth time, and unbelievably, three of them have come on the road. The Lions looked dead in the water with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter trailing by 13 points. One thing […]

Area business school celebrates triple-digit milestone

BURTON — A few miles from their Saginaw Street origins, Baker College staff, alumni and students marked the school’s 100th year anniversary last Tuesday with a centennial celebration. “It’s been one heck of a unique story,” said Baker College of Flint President Julianne Princinsky. “One hundred [years] attests to the fact that we must be doing something right.” In 1911, […]

Cavs fourth on County mat

DAVISON — Jake Weissend dominated the 145-pound weight class and Carman- Ainsworth had nine other wrestlers place last Saturday at the Genesee County Invitational at Davison. Tae Pendleton was second and Jerron Thomas fourth at 171, Devon Schofield took fourth at 215 and Cameron Martin also placed fourth at 140, as the Cavaliers totaled 153.5 points to end fourth in […]

Genesys Physician Hospital Organization to participate in new partnership with Medicare

FLINT — The Genesys Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) — a collaboration between Genesys Health System and Genesys Physicians Group Practice – today announced it has been selected as one of only 32 in the nation to participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, a transformative new initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation […]

Bowlers battle the best in Bay City

BAY CITY — Carman-Ainsworth packed a lot of competitive bowling into two days last weekend. The Cavaliers competed in the Bangor John Glenn Invitational on Saturday at Monitor Lanes, then went at it again in the Bay City Western Baker’s Dozen Tournament on Sunday. In the 20-team girls tournament Saturday, Carman qualified 11th for the 16-team match play and got […]


Group on a mission to place Christmas wreaths on every veteran’s grave

FLINT TWP. —Making sure no one is forgotten for Christmas is a common goal at this time of year, as various groups work to provide toys, food and other necessities in the spirit of holiday sharing . But the volunteers of Wreaths Across America are on a mission to bestow a special gift of remembrance. Since 1992, the national organization […]

Mentored youth hunt regulations set

LAPEER COUNTY — Work continues to iron out specifics for the new mentored youth hunting after Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this year signed two bills into law that eliminated the minimum hunting age in Michigan and directed the Natural Resources Commission to create a new program for mentored youth hunting for children under the age of 10. A workgroup comprised […]

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