State, county races offer few surprises

Most ballot proposals pass in Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — Here’s an overview of how state and county candidates did in the Nov. 6 election, as well as the outcome of several Genesee County ballot proposals. • U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow won by a comfortable 19 percent against Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra earning 122,210 votes in Genesee County to Hoekstra’s 52,970. • Incumbent Geneseee County Drain Commissioner […]

Lady Cavs fall in district finals to Davison

FLINT TWP. — Home-court advantage did not help the Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team last Friday as a stingy and potent Davison team ended their quest for a district title, 25-21, 25-11, 25- 18. Davison grabbed its third straight district title. Aubrey Mikovits was selected Player of the Match after posting a 13-of-13 serve receive performance. Jessica Smith led in kills with […]

In brief

CAHS theater presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” FLINT TWP. — The Carman Ainsworth High School theater department will open its season with a production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,’’ at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 in the high school auditorium. The classic drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, published 50 years ago, by Harper Lee, which explores themes […]

Sports Shorts

Carr, Cowboys lose backto back games DALLAS — Following a 29-24 loss to the New York Giants last Sunday, the Cowboys got back to the field this past Sunday in a close-knit contest at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night Football. Dallas was in the game throughout the entire contest, but couldn’t finish Atlanta off in a 19-13 loss at […]

Voters turn down all 6 state proposals

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan voters defeated all six state proposals in Tuesday’s general election though voters in Genesee County voted in favor of two of them. With 98.6 percent of the county’s 220 precincts reporting at about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, the unofficial vote total showed Genesee County voters supported Proposal 2 to guarantee collective bargaining by 95,786 (52.7 percent) […]

League swim meet challenging for Lady Cavs

MIDLAND — While head coach Megan Kennedy is all too familiar with the numerous highs and lows the Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing varsity girls’ swim and dive team has experienced during its first season in the Saginaw Valley Association this year, at this point, those trials and tribulations are best used as the foundation for a solid postseason performance. Serving as the Lady […]

Library events announced

GENESEE COUNTY — Here are the events happening throughout the Genesee District Libraries in the month of November: Flint Township McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd.: • Children ages 6-11 years, 9-12 years and 11-17 years can make their own “Picasso” to display at the library on Nov. 10 from 2-3 p.m. Genesee District Library Headquarters, 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Worst of the worse

The Jacksonville Jaguars are the worst team in the NFL, bar none! That franchise is in the same place right now as the winless Lions were in thier 0-16 season. I know the Jags have already won an NFL game here in 2012 and can’t go 0-16. When I watched the game on Sunday, I could not believe how awful […]

The VIEW from here

The Empire joins forces with the Magic Kingdom

I ’m a self-proclaimed “Star Wars” geek. I have been since I was 10 years old in 1977 when the first movie came out. I remember standing in line at least 10 times that year at the Eastland Mall (now Courtland Center in Burton) to watch the best adventure movie set in a “galaxy far, far away” that I’d ever […]

Collison course

I’ve been getting items across my desk over the past week that made me, and my staff, groan; basketball schedules. Now, let’s be perfectly clear here. We don’t have anything against basketball, but we’re still trying to finish up the fall season. Volleyball district titles were still being decided last Friday and we had three teams left in the football […]