Cavs’ track begins season in dominant fashion

SAGINAW — The Carman- Ainsworth track and field teams showed why they’re perennially one of the state’s best squads after an impressive performance at the Saginaw Valley State indoor meet on March 20. Several of the Cavaliers’ boys and girls placed high in their first competition of the young season. Randy Richardson took first for the Lady Cavs in the […]

C-A sticks with limited Schools of Choice plan

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth, like many school districts, has had a steady decline in enrollment and state-aid dollars in recent years, so it might seem surprising that school officials are more interested in maintaining current program levels than in bringing in large numbers of students. Last week, the C-A school board approved a resolution to continue its Limited Schools […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Holy basketballs Batman!

What the heck is going on in this wild NCAA hoops tournament? Florida Gulf Coast? LaSalle? Wichita State? I say you can remove the question marks, as these three are heading to the Sweet Sixteen. Yes, three teams with the glass slippers wrapped on tightly around their feet are still in the big dance. What a great weekend of college […]

Officers praised by family of a stricken senior citizen

FLINT TWP. — “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,’‘ is a well-known distress call for elderly people that recently played out in a gripping rescue tale of a township senior citizen that garnered accolades for two township police officers who came to her aid in a Feb. 20 incident. At the Monday night township board meeting, Chief George Sippert […]

All League Honorees

In brief

First Congregational UCC Mom2Mom sale reset GRAND BLANC — The Annual Mom2Mom Sale scheduled for March 16 at First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC), 6494 Belsay Rd., has been postponed until April 20. Event organizers apologize for any inconvenience. Rental agreements for the new date are available at the church’s website, www.uccgrandblanc.org. Details: Call 810-584-1327 or mlsimon1978@gmail.com. — G.G. […]

Congratulations, Winter Sports Teams!

NOTABLES: State qualifiers: Wrestling Carman-Ainsworth – Malik Dawkins, Tae Pendelton, Herbie Keskes, Jerron Thomas State qualifiers: Swim and Dive Carman-Ainsworth- Chris Michael, Patrick Sharp

The VIEW from here

Gun reference was ill-researched in column

Last week when I made a reference to the gun control argument in my column, I apparently hadn’t researched all my facts properly. And boy, did the readership let me know it. The reference was in regard to Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot and nearly killed during an assassination attempt. I said I thought […]


The Ram Truck brand, Chrysler’s Great Lakes Business Center and Southeast Michigan Ram dealers are continuing their partnership with the Detroit Red Wings professional sports franchise. The expanded partnership for 2012-13 includes the addition of two Ram Truck and Red Wings-themed displays on the exterior of the Joe Louis Arena. The 26-foot-by- 100-foot building identifiers will be placed on both […]

McLaren’s proton cancer treatment center targeting summer opening

FLINT TWP. —Pencil beam scanning — an advanced, precise form of cancer radiation treatment – will be one of only four of its kind available in the world when McLaren Medical Center’s new Proton Therapy Center (PTC) opens this summer, said Hesham Gayar, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and PTC director. Speaking last week to the West […]