FIRST Robotics District Competition

Carman’s Big Mo, Flint/Flushing’s Aftershock competed in contest

FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth High School’s Big Mo Team 314 and Flint/Flushing’s Aftershock Team 468 faced off against 37 other teams at the 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics District Competition held March 2-3 at Kettering University. This year’s two-day competition, titled Rebound Rumble, drew in more than 3,000 visitors, making it the single largest robotics […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Crowded house

A three-way is the best way to describe Big Ten basketball here in 2011-2012. The Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes are tri-champions on the hoops floor. Michigan took care of business at Penn State with a 71-65 victory. They boarded the plane, landed in Ann Arbor, and watched the end of the MSU-OSU game at […]

Lower MEAP scores explained

FLINT TWP. — After MEAP scores were released in mid-February, Carman-Ainsworth school officials sent out a letter to explain to parents why scores are lower this year. “As a result of the increased “cut scores” this year, you may find that your child is not at the same proficiency level as they have been in past years,’’ stated assistant superintendent […]

Mentored Youth Hunt approved by National Resources Council

GENESEE COUNTY— At long last, Michigan has finally taken the final step to opening up hunting and fishing to its youngest residents. The National Resources Council approved a new Mentored Youth Hunting Program at its February meeting. The emphasis of the new program is to introduce and encourage kids under the age of 10 to take up hunting and fishing […]

In brief

Getting It Right FLINT — A March 1 article about Hurley Medical Center’s new trauma unit should have said that the emergency room handles more than 90,000 patients a year. — R.S. C-A students win honorable mention in ExploraVision science competition FLINT TWP. — Two teams from Carman Ainsworth High School were selected as 2012 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Honorable Mention Winners. […]


NOW-MARCH 31 Rabbit hunting season. NOW-MARCH 31 Crow hunting season. MARCH 9 SCI Flint Outfitter’s Expo. 1-9 p.m. at the Davison Country Club, 9512 Lippincott Rd. Tickets $5. MARCH 10 SCI Wild Game Dinner and Fundraiser. Includes Michigan’s largest hunt auction at Perani Arena in Flint. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets $75 in advance only. Details: www.sciflint.com MARCH 10 […]

Suski enjoying used car boom

BIRCH RUN — Phil Goldman said he’s seen a lot of ups and downs in the car dealership business, but customer loyalty makes those bad times seem just a little bit better. Building customer loyalty is one of the things Goldman said he’s worked hard at as co-owner of Suski Chevrolet Buick, 8700 Main St., in Birch Run. From specials […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Ford Lets the Light Shine within Fusion Interior Ford Motor Co. has put some serious research into the science of using light and color in car interiors and that has manifested itself inside the Ford Fusion. Two Ford experts – Interior Chief Designer Michael Arbaugh and Mahendra Dassanayake, Ford technical leader for design – gave a talk entitled, “The Science […]

In brief

Comedy and cooking event coming March 14 GRAND BLANC — Women2Women Michigan presents Cooking & Comedy, an evening of wine and food sponsored by Luca’s Chophouse, 12793 S. Saginaw St., March 14 with a strolling fashion show sponsored by Maynard’s Fashions, Financial Plus Federal Credit Union and Mirror Image Consignments. The event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Flint Institute […]

Four charged in gas station shooting of Grand Blanc woman

  FLINT TWP. — With her dying breath, Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, told authorities a man and woman fatally shot her Sunday night at the Mobile One Stop gas station on Corunna Road, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.   Leyton charged four people — a Davison woman and three men from […]