Child Welfare Society gifts building to shelter

FLINT — Flint area women who need emergency shelter and housing for themselves and their children will soon have a new home. Shelter of Flint will be moving to the Cedar Street Children’s Center near downtown Flint as the result of a gift from the Child Welfare Society of Flint. The Child Welfare Society will turn over the 21,000 square […]


Cold putting chill on the start of golf season

AREAWIDE — Spring officially started eight days ago. So where is the golf? Mother Nature isn’t being nearly as kind as she was last year, when warm temperatures and dry conditions had golfers flocking to area courses as early as the first week of March. The warmth stuck around, too, as courses around the state experienced record numbers of rounds […]

First-grader brings gun to school

FLINT TWP. — Police are investigating an incident March 25 in which a first-grade student brought a gun to school at Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye Elementary on Graham Road. Police did not respond to a request for details about the investigation but a letter sent out to parents from Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff provided some information about what happened. Shortly after school began […]

Sports Shorts

Lapeer Storm win tourney LAPEER — The 02 Lapeer Storm went 3-0 to earn a tournament championship and gave up only one goal in the process. The Storm defeated Orchard Lake United, 1-0, the Rochester Rattlers, 4-0, and defeated Orchard Lake United in the finals, 5-1. Team members include: Mikey Mozola, Mason Cooper, Ashley Wakefield, Trey Peterson, Luke Cramer, Camden […]

C-A reduces phys ed graduation requirement

FLINT TWP. — A change in graduation requirements means that Carman-Ainsworth eighth-graders heading to high school in the fall will not be required to sweat as much as their predecessors. The new graduation requirement, approved by the board of education last week, reduced the physical education requirement from one full year down to a half-credit along with a half-credit health […]

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 […]