‘Servant of the people’ gets special send-off

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board said goodbye to its longest serving treasurer last week. Sandra Wright, who is retiring after five terms in office, received proclamations from township, county and state representatives. Wright was first elected in 1992 coinciding with the first term of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. In a State of Michigan tribute to Wright, State […]


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Dumping privileges being sorted out with new garbage collector

FLINT TWP. — Residents are being advised to call before hauling a load out to the Richfield dump, after township garbage service, now under new ownership, hit a snag regarding free dumping privileges. At its Nov. 19 meeting, township board members briefly discussed a contractual issue with Emterra Environmental USA which recently purchased Richfield Management LLC, after the latter filed […]


Departing treasurer applauds her deputy

FLINT TWP. — In a night reserved to honor her 20 years of service, retiring township Treasurer Sandra Wright chose to hand out an accolade of her own. Singling out deputy treasurer Tracey Tucker, Wright recalled an anxious phone call she made to Tucker from her hospital bed in 2009, where she was facing leg amputation. Wright asked Tucker if […]


C-A adjusts to new student information system

FLINT TWP. — Report cards were ready in just the nick of time for parents to pick up at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School during recent fall conferences – one of many new challenges school staff overcame while adapting to the new Synergy Student Information System. With it came a new ParentVUE portal, launched Nov. 1, where parents have online access […]

Raiders pick up dramatic win at Ludington Tournament

LUDINGTON — The Flushing hockey team, which co-ops with Carman-Ainsworth, opened its season at this past weekend’s Ludington Tournament. The Raiders found themselves on both ends of the spectrum, beginning the tournament with a 6-3 loss to Manistee. Flushing rebounded in dramatic fashion in the consolation game, pulling out a 10-8 shoot-out win over Unity to cap its season-opening performance. […]

In brief

5th annual Winterfest celebration supports charities FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to celebrate the season of giving at the 5th annual Winterfest, from 2-6 p.m. on Dec. 1, held in the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School cafeteria. 1409 S. Maple Road. Admission is free but each guest is asked to donate one of the following: a nonperishable food item, a […]

Lady Cavaliers fall in hoops’ season-opener

GRAND BLANC — Ashley Hall scored 15 points, but Carman- Ainsworth opened its girls’ basketball season with a 45-34 loss to Grand Blanc in a non-league game Tuesday night at Grand Blanc. The Lady Cavaliers got off to a slow start, scoring just five points in the first quarter, and couldn’t catch the Bobcats. They trailed, 9-5, after the first […]