What if life came with warning labels?

When I hear ads on TV for prescription drugs I sometimes can’t help but wonder just why people take them — because sometimes the side-effects sound worse than the illness. You know the ads, the ones where a seemingly happy person is strolling down a beach, enjoying life while someone is doing a voice-over which describes some of the possible […]

Helping Hands

Church spreads free clothing ministry near and far

FLINT TWP. — Spring has sprung at the Little Lambs Closet — a signal to area mothers to come and get free clothing for their little ones from the clothing bank inside the West Flint Church of the Nazarene, 2254 S. Dye Road. An open house held last week is one of two each year when seasonal clothing is changed […]

In brief

Genealogy research trip planned FLINT — The Flint Genealogical Society sponsored genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN has a few seats left for the trip on April 24-25. The bus leaves Flint at 7 a.m. on April 24 and returns about midnight on April 25. The cost is $35 for bus fare for […]


Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. You can’t change the digits already provided in the grid. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.


Cavaliers taking challenges head on

FLINT — Amidst a week filled with on-field challenges of all shapes and sizes, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team played a non-conference game against crosstown rival Kearsley at Dow Diamond on Tuesday, losing, 13-5. After falling behind the Falcons, 4-0, and, 6-1, at the end of the first and third innings, the Cavs were finally able to make it a […]

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 […]