2012-08-16

C-A School board incumbents running unopposed




FLINT TWP. — Don Conway and Recco Richardson are unopposed for reelection to the Carman-Ainsworth School Board. As of Tuesday’s filing deadline, they were the only two candidates who filed required paperwork with the Genesee County Clerk’s Office to have their names placed on the November ballot. A change in Michigan Election Law this year switched school elections from every […]

Team USA tops Olympic medal chart




LONDON, ENG. — To say the 2012 London Olympics were a success for the United States is an understatement. A total of 256 medals were earned, with the women claiming more than twothirds of the US gold medals with 29. USA picked up 46 gold medals, 29 silvers and 29 bronzes in the games that began on July 27 and […]

In brief



Annual church rummage sale starts Sunday FLINT TWP. — Sisterhood’s annual 100-Family Rummage Sale will take place from Sunday through Tuesday at Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road. Early admission to this highly anticipated sale costs $5 from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. on Sunday. General admission is free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The sale continues Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m-5 […]

Golfers open with Tuneup




LAPEER — High school golf season swings into action Friday with the sixth annual Lapeer Tuneup. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. at the Lapeer Country Club. Nineteen teams, including Carman- Ainsworth and two-time defending champion Utica, are entered in the tournament, which is the first competition of the season for most schools. Golf teams have been practicing only since Aug. […]

Paid school lunch prices going up this school year




FLINT TWP. — Meal prices are going up this coming school term for Carman-Ainsworth students. Increased prices for breakfast and lunch at all grade levels were approved by the C-A school board at its July 31 meeting. Students al all grade levels will pay $1.25 for breakfast — a 25-cents increase from last year. Lunch at elementary schools will cost […]

Metcalf returns to run camp in brothers honor




GRAND RAPIDS — Davison and the University of Iowa graduate and two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association national champion Brent Metcalf is returning to the state to run the 9th Annual Chase Your Dreams Camp beginning tomorrow through Sunday at Michigan Xtreme Training Center. The camp was started by Metcalf’s brother, Chase, who began the camp back in 2004 along with […]

Al Serra Auto Plaza ranked #1 in Michigan



GRAND BLANC — The August edition of Ward’s Auto Dealer Business Magazine is out and the results of their annual rankings for fixed operations are in; and for the second straight year the Service Department at the Al Serra Auto Plaza in Grand Blanc was named #1 in Michigan. This announcement comes on the heels of Ward’s June publication naming […]

Sports Shorts



Kayak Yak Yaking-Camo and Lace Style BURTON — Area women are invited to join Camo and Lace, an outdoors group for women, for Kayak Yak Yaking on Sunday, August 19 at Kelly Lake Park in Burton, located off of Lapeer Rd. between Genesee and Center Roads. An experienced kayaker will be teaching participants how to get in and out of […]

Exchange students having trouble finding hosts




GENESEE COUNTY — Foreign exchange students signed up to come to Genesee County schools may have to be turned away for the 2012-2013 school year. Rod Kelsey has been volunteering for the program STS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that matches foreign exchange students with families, since 1978. He said this year has been exceptionally difficult for exchange students to be […]

Crim Festival of Races on deck in Flint



FLINT— The annual tradition continues on Aug. 25 as the Crim Festival of Races get set to take place in downtown Flint. There is a limit set at 17,000 runners, and as of last week, nearly 6,000 runners have already registered. Top-tier American runner Deena Kastor will take part in the event, which is currently the fourth largest race in […]


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