In brief

Absentee ballots are ready FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kim Courts has announced that absentee ballots are now available for the March 12 special primary election. Ballot applications are available on the township website or can be picked up at the township hall during normal business hours. The election is being held to fill the Michigan State Senate 27th District seat […]

Raiders fall in OT thriller to Lapeer

LAPEER — The Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey squad played a hard-fought game at the Polar Palace on Wednesday, pushing the game all the way to overtime. The extra period wouldn’t be enough for the Raiders to pull out the win, however, falling to Lapeer co-op, 5-4. Flushing led, 2-1, following the opening period, and held a 4-3 advantage after two periods. […]

Morrish Rd. bridge project to cause detour this summer

SWARTZ CREEK — This summer the City of Swartz Creek is scheduled to replace the bridge deck on Morrish Road, just south of Miller Road, that runs over the Swartz Creek, which will cause the bridge to be completely shut down, forcing a detour of traffic to be set up for that area for the duration of the project. The […]

National Signing Day

GENESEE COUNTY — Athletes across the county signed on the dotted line yesterday during National Signing Day to play a variety of sports at the collegiate level. Carman- Ainsworth had four athletes sign. See next week’s edition to see who they are and where they are headed. — L.P.

Bubba O’Malley’s to hold annual pond hockey event

BURTON — The Bubba O’Malley’s Pond Hockey tournament — a fundraiser for the Davison Optimist Club — will take place Feb. 8-10. The tournament features four-on-four pond hockey, no goalie, no checking. Details: On Facebook see “Bubba O’Malley’s Pond Hockey” or register at www.bubbaspondhockey.eventbrite.com. — G.G.

Lady Cavs thrash Northwestern

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth’s girls avenged an earlier loss to Flint Northwestern by routing the Lady Wildcats, 75-44, in a Saginaw Valley League-South basketball game last Friday at home. Ashley Hall hit for 23 points and Montreca Mull scored 13, as the Lady Cavs made up for a 58-50 loss at Northwestern on Dec. 18. Kinterra Tomlin added 10 […]

The VIEW from here

I want my flying car!

This is a reprint from an earlier column H aving grown up in the later years of the 20th century, I remember people and some television programs talking about how it is likely we would have flying cars by the 21st century. I know back when I was a kid having a flying car sounded like a great thing and […]

Sports Shorts

Area product continues to excel on collegiate court PRAIRIE VIEW, TX. — So far this season, Carman-Ainsworth grad Demondre Chapman has nine started nine of the 20 games he’s played this season for Prairie View A and M University, averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game with 14 steals, eight assists and seven blocks. The 6-foot-7, 220 lb. junior […]

Hobby Lobby among religious groups

FLINT TWP. — Hobby Lobby, which operates a craft store at 3192 Linden Road, is embroiled in a legal battle pitting religious groups against the government health-care reform. Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby has filed a lawsuit seeking exemption from a mandate under the Affordable Care Act that would force the company to provide insurance coverage for its employees that would pay […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Voodoo magic

The Baltimore Ravens take home the Lombardi Trophy with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, and the Fat Guy’s streak of 10 straight Super Bowl winning picks comes to a screeching halt. The power went out of the crystal cheeseball just like the power went out for 34 minutes at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. That was […]

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