2012-03-29

Projects planned for Keeping Flint Twp. Beautiful initiative




FLINT TWP. — An annual township park clean-up is one of several beautification efforts coming this spring and summer, Supervisor Karyn Miller said in her monthly update at the West Flint Business Association’s meeting last week. The Gleaners Greater Flint-Area Arbor group, headed by Dr. Peter Mikelens, have sort of adopted the township park on Norko Drive and each year […]

Counting pennies



Area high school tennis courts, baseball, softball and soccer fields were lined with fans and parents the latter part of last week when we began our spring season of shooting high school sports competitions. This is a season that could and should change some policies at all school districts to not only bring parity to the fan bases, but also […]

In brief



C-A board president lauded FLINT TWP. — Before applauding outstanding students, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education at a recent meeting took time to acknowledge an achievement by one of its own. Superintendent Bill Haley announced a notice from the Michigan Association of Schools Boards that board president Patrice Hatcher has achieved Master Diamond Status by earning 528 education credit hours. […]

Don’t get left out



Coaches are reminded that all varsity scores must reach us by 9 a.m. Wednesday morning to make publication. Scores should be reported as soon after each game as possible to 810-452-2626 or lpaine@mihomepaper.com. Please include final score, score by quarter, period or half and all the statistical leaders and comments on the contest.

Open House shows off benefits of career-oriented high school




FLINT TWP. —Javonte Welcome will graduate from high school this spring with 63 college credits valued at $18,000. That’s a significant amount of money considering that the average cost of attending a moderate in-state public college this year was $21,447 and nearly double that for a private college, according to a recent report from the College Board non-profit advocacy group. […]

Sports Shorts



All-Star Football game ALMA — On March 7, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association announced that the 32nd Annual MHSFCA East-West All Star Game will now be played at Bahlke Field on the campus of Alma College. Originally held at Central Michigan after years in East Lansing, the MHSFCA noted that based on the recent NCAA by-law 13.11.1.10 that […]

Curbco services tackle unpredictable weather




FLINT TWP. — The mild winter created challenges for Curbco — a weather-dependent local business — but not the way most people think. “I can honestly tell you that with all of the snow we had last year, which was the third snowiest winter in Genesee County history, we had less issues to manage than we did in a mild […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Iconic matchup

We are down to four college basketball teams and they all are headed to New Orleans for the Final Four. The airplanes will be boarded by Kentucky, Ohio State, Louisville, and Kansas and basketball will take place on Saturday. Louisville and Kentucky will play at 6:05 p.m. and then followed by Kansas and Ohio State at approximately 8:45 p.m. What […]

In brief



Health fair is March 31 GRAND BLANC — The 5th Annual “Spring Into Health” Natural Health Fair and Expo, coming March 31, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Genesys Banquet & Conference Center, 805 Health Park Blvd. (next to the Genesys Athletic Club). Admission and parking is free. Exhibitors will have products and services to help lead a healthier lifestyle. […]

Lady Cavs off to good start



FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ soccer team edged out Flint Kearsley, 3-2, on Monday to open the season. Shelby Marsh toed in two goals, Monica Townsend burned the net once and Carman- Ainsworth scored the game-winner at the 22-minute mark in the second half. Amber Richard had two assists and Courtney Glinka one. “The girls played well and […]