Apartment fire displaces 16 Flint Twp. families

FLINT TWP. — A pot left unattended on a stove was the cause of a fire early Sunday morning at Clover Tree Apartments off Court Street in which there were no injuries but 16 families were displaced from their homes, according to township Fire Chief John Ringwelski in a report Monday night to the township board. The call about a […]


Police, fire candidates offered jobs

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved employment offers to one police officer and six on-call firefighters at its meeting Monday night. The request to make a conditional offer of employment to one entry level police officer came from Police Chief George Sippert, who said a candidate has been selected from the civil service hiring list. That candidate still must […]


In brief

Bank robbery among monthly crime stats FLINT TWP. — A robbery Citizens Bank at Linden and Court street was one of four armed robberies in the past month, said Police Chief George Sippert in report to the Flint Township board. He did not provide details about the bank robbery other than that it occurred about 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. […]

Carman-Ainsworth wrestling fifth at Genesee County meet

DAVISON — If the 23-team Genesee County varsity wrestling meet last weekend is any indication, Carman-Ainsworth senior Tae Pendleton might well be on his way to making a name for himself in the 189 lb. history books. While that might sound like a lofty expectation, after going 4-1 to take second as an individual and lead his team to a […]

School massacre leaves doubt about humanity

Since word of the Newtown, Conn. shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School — which left 20 children dead and six adults — came last week I have tried without success to understand human nature. Of course, I am most baffled at how anyone could point a gun at children and shoot them with apparently no remorse or hesitation. How could […]

Raiders’ hockey squeaks past Lapeer

FLINT TWP — It wasn’t easy, but the Raiders were able to get the job done in a closely fought battle against Lapeer at Flint Iceland Arena on Saturday. The back-and-fourth contest concluded with Flushing on top, 4-3. Trailing, 1-0, early on, the Raiders got the equalizer when Sam Berry hit Drew Sanborn, who fired it home for Flushing’s first […]

Resale shop finding its niche

FLINT TWP. — A bust of Elvis and an animated figure of soul singer James Brown are among the eclectic mix of wares that catch the eye inside Grandma’s Closet resale shop, 3491 Hammerberg Road. Since owner Diane Gazda opened her shop in mid-October, working to catch the public eye has been one of her biggest new business challenges. The […]

Cavaliers start fast, down Flint Northwestern

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team started the season with a loss to Grand Blanc, but has reeled off three straight victories including Tuesday’s, 76-60, victory over Flint Northwestern. The Cavaliers jumped out to a commanding 26-10, lead after the first quarter. The Wildcats tried to battle back and outscored the Cavs, 20-17, in the second to trail, […]