2012-03-15

Woodland Elementary slated to close at the end of the school year




FLINT TWP. — Faced with declining revenues and enrollment, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education last week approved “some very difficult choices’’ for the 2012- 13 school year including the closing of Woodland Elementary School, 3493 Beveridge Road. The plan is for Woodland, opened in 1957, to be used instead as the new home for Atlantis Alternative High School, which Carman- […]

Mendoza competes for Cavs in postseason




MACOMB COUNTY — After demolishing the rest of the field at the final Big Nine boys’ varsity swim and dive meet on Feb. 23 at Flint Kearsley hosted by Davison, next up for the Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing co-op squad was a trip to diving regional No. 2-1 at Macomb-L’Anse Creuse North on March 6. In turn, this put all the focus on […]

Four charged in shooting of GB woman




FLINT TWP. — With her dying breath, Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, told authorities a man and woman fatally shot her March 4 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 Flint Township, […]

Sports Shorts



Players needed for Tri-City Federation Baseball AREAWIDE — The Tri-City Sabercats Federation Baseball League is looking for a few quality players to fill out its teams. One player is needed for each of the U11, U12 and U13 divisions, while two players are needed for U16. Details: Heidi VanKersen at 586-709-1844 or heidivankersen@hotmail.com. — D.N. Bringing soccer under one umbrella […]

First year of garbage contract deemed successful




FLINT TWP. — Recyclers should be made aware that pizza boxes and loose plastic bags are on the don’t list. Grease on pizza boxes, even when not visible, ruins everything else in the recycling bins, said Dan Garman, spokesperson for Richfield Equities, which took over the township’s garbage collection and started the recycling program about 14 months ago. He presented […]

Warriors’ future looks to be in Flint




FLINT— The Michigan Warriors have had to deal with several forms of controversy since relocating from Marquette to Flint prior to the 2010-11 North American Hockey League season. The Warriors were already at a disadvantage in their new community because many fans felt slighted by Perani Arena management when the new lease was awarded to the Warriors, a junior-level squad, […]

Three-year HS completion, wifi among next year’s changes




FLINT TWP. — Installing Wi-Fi connection at Carman-Ainsworth High School and Middle School is one of several exciting instructional improvements for next school year recently approved by Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education. All was not doom and gloom in the board’s decision last week to close one elementary school to make financial adjustments for ongoing revenue and enrollment declines. Other […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Let the madness begin

The Michigan State Spartans added a Big Ten Tournament championship to the trophy case this past weekend. Yes, after that devastating loss on the final day of the Big Ten regular season, coach Izzo told the Izzone crowd, “The Spartans will bring back the championship.” The ole coach made good on his promise by defeating the OSU Buckeyes, 68- 64. […]

In brief



Interfaith Seder planned March 26 FLINT TWP. — If you are interested in what a Jewish Passover Seder is, then come and find out at thids year’s Interfaith Seder held at Temple Beth El, 5150 Calkins Rd., in Flint Township, on March 26 at 7 p.m. A full meal will not be included with this seder, just delicious macaroons and […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs



Buick Verano Trumps Competition With Appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” Buick Verano sales continue to grow quickly three months into its public life. On Sunday, March 11, the new luxury sedan got the “Celebrity Apprentice” treatment when it was the subject of teams competing to create a consumer launch event. During the show, Buick also debuted two new 30-second TV spots […]