In brief

Genealogical Society to hold banquet FLINT — The annual Flint Genealogical Society banquet will be June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Flint Masonic Temple on South Saginaw St. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased before the banquet. Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, will be the featured […]

Cavs softball drops pair at Flushing

FLUSHING — Carman-Ainsworth dropped a Big Nine Conference softball doubleheader to Flushing on Tuesday, 10-0 and 14-0, at Flushing High. Kamrin Gold and Kelsey Ferguson each had a hit in the opener. Kinterra Tomlin had two hits in the nightcap. Keri Crane took the loss in both games. Flushing took command in the nightcap with an eight-run second inning, capped […]

Jim Abbott returns home to host youth camp

FLINT— Jim Abbott is an inspiration to us all. Born without a right hand, Abbott defeated difficult circumstances to become a top-tier Major League Baseball pitcher, playing 10 seasons for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers, and even threw a no-hitter for the Yankees in 1993. The former University of Michigan star and Flint […]

Carman-Ainsworth baseball splits with Webberville

LANSING — Coley Law Field played host to a non-league doubleheader on Tuesday as the Carman- Ainsworth varsity baseball team lost game one to Genesee Area Conference- Blue rival Webberville, 6-5, before coming back to snatch the nightcap, 10- 0. The opener saw the Cavs take a 4-3 lead before Weberville bounced back in the bottom of the sixth inning […]


Kettering hockey moves to Polar Palace

LAPEER— Hockey fans in Lapeer may be pleased to learn that for the first time in the venue’s history, the Polar Palace will be the home for college hockey. After skating several years at Burton’s Ice Mountain Arena, the Kettering University men’s hockey team has decided to make the Polar Palace their home rink. “We’re just very excited that they […]

Cleaning up after the flood

FLINT TWP. — In the wake of widespread flooding after a record rainfall on May 3, most of the township board meeting Monday night was spent answering questions from affected parties. Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright; Robert Case, Flint’s water pollution control supervisor and State Senator John Gleason were among those in attendance to address concerns. Wright said 9 […]

Sports Shorts

MHSAA urged to make changes

LANSING — The Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of representative took the exceptional step May 4 of jointly signing a letter of support in the Eric Dompierre case, asking that the Michigan High School Athletic Association quickly adopt a new policy that would permit students with disabilities to play sports in their senior year in certain specific and limited […]

Corunna Road bar liquor license a no go

FLINT TWP. — The township board was unanimous in its disapproval of a liquor license for a bar on Corunna Road with a history of being a trouble spot. The application from Econo Pub of Novi to operate the Valley Pub, 4186 Corunna Rd., requested the transfer a Class C liquor license with a dance permit from M & H […]


GOLF On Tuesday, Carman-Ainsworth traveled to Flushing Valley Country Club for a Big Nine Jamboree. Davison won with a 153, Flint Powers was second with a 165, Flushing was third with a 176 and the Cavaliers were fourth with a 194. The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ golf team participated in the Genesee County Tournament on May 7 at the Clio Country Club. […]