Fat Guy’s Corner


The NFL Divisional Playoffs have concluded and four teams remain in the Super Bowl chase. The shocker of the weekend was the double overtime victory by the Baltimore Ravens. Yes, once again, Peyton Manning and his team folded as huge favorites in the playoffs. Manning’s playoff record, you ask? How about a dismal 9-11. Many of those losses at home […]

Carman-Ainsworth wrestling wins tourney

MACOMB COUNTY — The varsity wrestling season tends to take teams to a myriad of different destinations by way of weekend tournaments. For Carman-Ainsworth, this meant traveling to the Warren Woods-Tower Invitational last Saturday for an individual event. The Cavs weren’t afraid to jump headfirst into this sea of unfamiliar faces, either, taking four individual championships on their way to […]

Weekly Fishing Tip

Bigger baits may attract bigger fish

COURTESY MI DNR What might seem like a common sense idea is not always used by anglers during winter fishing. What idea is that? Using bigger baits to attract bigger fish through the ice! While many argue fish are lethargic and unmotivated during the colder months and require a smaller bait to encourage them to bite, as a consequence you’ll […]

No. 1-ranked Lady Cavs get into Valley schedule

FLINT TWP — Heading into Friday’s match at Bay City Western, the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ bowling team was ranked No. 1 in the state in Div. 1. During their match up with the Warriors, the Cavaliers fell just short in a 19-11 loss to Bay City Western. Yakira Hughes rolled a 204 and Kassidy Lord recorded a 202. Shamonica Simon bowled […]


The 2013 North American International Auto Show opens to the general public on Jan. 19. The charity preview event, which benefits many local Detroit charities, takes place the day before. Before either event takes place, there is a beehive of activity inside of Cobo Hall, to make the glitz and glamour look flawless and seamless. So, what does it take […]

Grand Blanc Student A Winner in Auto Show Poster Contest

Emiri Nishihira, a 12th grade student at Grand Blanc High School, won the “Best Use of Color Award” and a $250 prize for her entry in the 2013 North American International Auto Show annual high school poster contest. This year’s contest, the 25th, drew 645 entries from students of 69 high schools around the state.

CALENDAR of events

Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to calendar@mihomepaper.com or visit the website, www.mihomepaper.com to submit events through the online form. ART/THEATRE TUESDAYSMessy Art Tuesdays at the Flint Children’sMuseum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3p.m. Details: Call Kimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays […]

4H, MSUE event this weekend

GENESEE COUNTY — Tickets are on sale for the Jan. 19 fundraiser at the Genesee County Community Action Resource building, 605 N. Saginaw St. in Flint, from 12-5 p.m. The Genesee County 4-H will offer cookies and beverages at the event. Tickets are $5, but organizer Deb Caryl, president of the Genesee County 4-H, said larger donations will be gladly […]

UM-Flint students tutoring at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — Tougher subjects like math and physics may get easier for some Carman-Ainsworth High School students thanks to help from a higher source. A tutoring partnership with the University of Michigan -Flint recently started that will regularly bring college students to the high school, according to C-A Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, in a briefing to the school board at […]

Habitat for Humanity to rehab Trotwood Lane house

FLINT TWP. — A new life for a vacant house on Trotwood Lane was endorsed and supported in a resolution approved by the Flint Township Board of Trustees at its Jan. 7 meeting. The request for approval sought by Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is needed to seek federal funding through the Genesee County HOME Program Project, under the […]