Congrats showered on new Sgt. Kimes

FLINT TWP. — Ofc. Randy Kimes was sworn in as the newest police sergeant, following unanimous approval by the Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting. Kimes name was submitted as the next candidate eligible for promotion by the Civil Service Commission. He was sworn in by Clerk Kim Courts and presented a new dress jacket bearing sergeant’s insignia. […]

Lady Cavaliers sweep in friendly confines

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth christened its new dugouts and lit up its new scoreboard with a 12-3, 15-0 sweep of Lapeer East in the softball season opener last Friday. The Cavaliers are now housed in spacious, state-of-the-art dugouts and play in the shadow of a huge scoreboard in right field. They kept the scorekeeper busy with 27 runs in just […]

Bid awarded for new countywide firefighting training trailer

FLINT TWP. —Three bids for a Mobile Fire Training Facility was presented to the township board Monday night. The board accepted a recommendation from assistant fire chief Mike Burkley to go with American Fire Training System’s bid of $182,000. It was not the lowest bid but Burkley said the Illinoisbased company came highly recommended by customers he contacted nationwide including […]

Carman-Ainsworth soccer on track

FLUSHING — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ soccer team split with Flushing on Monday in the squad’s first Big Nine match of the season, 1-1. Shelby Marsh toed in the goal assisted by Jasmine Jones. Savanna Lacey had seven saves in net. Last Thursday, the Cavs shut out Clio, 2-0. Marsh scored for Carman- Ainsworth in the first 45 seconds of […]

Higher nutritional standards being served

FLINT TWP. — Bagels with low-fat cream cheese are off the menu at Carman-Ainsworth Schools. So are animal crackers, fig cookies, cheese and meat pizza, granola bars, baked chips, low-fat popcorn, soft pretzels with mustard, pudding and cereal bars. The school board conducted a required federal review last week of its instructional policy on wellness education and food service but […]

On the right track

Today, I start my column with a clarification. It’s a little late because of Spring Break, but nonetheless, needs to be in print. In my March 29 column, I wrote about school districts that weren’t collecting gate entry fees for all sports. Lapeer West athletic director Mary Haslinger informed me after reading that column that West was indeed charging for […]

Digital buddy system eyed for patrol cars

FLINT TWP. — With staffing reduced, budgets tight and more police officers riding solo in patrol cars, the need for an extra set of eyes and ears is greater than ever. So the Flint Township Police Department is looking at spending this year’s JAG allocation to buy video cameras for patrol cars. Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds, administered by the […]

Sports Shorts

Dare Devil Dash returns in July BROWN CITY — The 2012 Dare Devil Dash is already accepting registrations for the July 28 race at Brown City Park. Runners will face mud, water and more than one dozen obstacles. New this year is the Little Dare Devils one mile, entry fee of $10, the individual 5K race costs $35 and the […]

In brief

2nd Annual Ride to Read & Motorcycle Blessing Event FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Literacy Coalition will host its second Annual Ride to Read and Bike Blessing Event on May 6. Registration and Blessing of bikes will be held from 2-3 p.m.. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Rd. (directly behind shopping center). Refreshments will be served. That […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Change of seasons

Editor’s Note: While The Fat Guy charms snakes on the links out West this week, Brandon Pope pinch hits in his column space. Before we could put the lid on an exciting winter sports season, the spring teams were already preparing for another campaign. Right around this time last year, we were scrambling to find stories because the first month […]