A principal achievement

Woodland educator wins state award

FLINT TWP. — Maria Cox, principal of Woodland Elementary, was a recipient of a Regional Honors Award at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) 86th Annual State Conference held last month in Kalamazoo. Cox’s achievement also was recognized by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education at its meeting last week. MEMSPA is a professional association serving more than […]

Caring community helpers applauded for support

FLINT TWP. — While many families were hanging ornaments on Christmas trees last month, members of AFSCME Local 1918 were diligently filling the boughs of a special tree at the Flint Township Hall. The “mitten tree’’ as it was called was set up as a collection point for donations of mittens and scarves to be given to children attending Carman-Ainsworth […]

Orange barrels coming to Linden Road

FLINT TWP. — Driving to and from Carman- Ainsworth High School could pose a challenge during road repair work planned for Linden Road later this year. Linden Road is among 2012 road projects listed on the Genesee County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP sheet) presented to the Board of Trustees last week by David Arceo, who is a represents Flint Township […]

Vertigo Theatrics to hold dinner theater shows

FLINT — Vertigo Theatrics, 755 S. Saginaw St., will hold its dinner theater starting Jan. 20 featuring the play “Marriage is Murder.” Ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler write murder mysteries together. They act out the crimes in Paul’s apartment: poisoned chocolates and lethal martini’s, alibis and fingerprints, bodies in a truck or tied up, daggers, guns and even an axe […]

Two more gas stations close

SWARTZ CREEK — Unfortunately two more gas stations will be following suit with the Marathon Gas Station on Miller and Elms Roads. City Manager Paul Bueche mentioned at last Monday’s city council meeting the BP on Morrish Road and I-69 closed and said that they owe an “outrageous amount” in water and sewer bills. Bueche described these gas stations as […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present The Koffin Kats CD Release Throwdown with Bat on Fire and The Loving Dead on Jan. 20. This is a low dough concert. Cavo will perform with special guests The Product, Tripp N Dixie and Downseed on Jan. 27. Tickets are […]

Head Start policies at C-A meet fed directives

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth has a head start on changes the federal government has mandated to improve accountability in Head Start preschool programs nationwide. Audits and investigations across the nation in recent years have turned up numerous instances of fraud and fund mismanagement in Detroit and several other Head Start grantees. That has stipulated closer oversight of policies and procedures […]

CALENDAR of events

Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to calendargbv@mihomepaper.com or visit the website, www.mihomepaper.com to submit events through the online form. CARDS AND GAMES EVERY 3RD FRIDAY Euchre tournament hosted by the Swartz Creek Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 4413 Morrish Rd., […]

Township opposes ending road commission

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees has added its support to those municipalities in favor of keeping the Genesee County Road Commission intact. In its unanimous approval of a resolution, the board opposed proposed legislation to empower the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to take over the duties of the road commission. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller explained that proposed […]


JAMES EDMUND FITZGERALD, 85, of Lapeer (formerly of Detroit and Port Huron), died Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Jim was born August 5, 1926 in Port Huron, son to Edmund & Gertrude (Gleason) Fitzgerald. Jim married Patricia Fick of Lapeer on April 21, 1955. Jim graduated from St. Stephen School in Port Huron and was quickly drafted into the US Army […]