Retirement opens door for new police sergeant

FLINT TWP. — In just a few weeks, a new officer in the Flint Township Police Department will be answering to the title of sergeant. A request from Police Chief George Sippert to select an eligible candidate from the civil service list was approved Monday night by the township Board of Trustees Lt. Robert Batinkoff, who sat in for Sippert […]

Cavaliers prepare for regional play

OKEMOS — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ lacrosse team will participate in regional No. 8 at Okemos in Division 2. The Lady Cavs will host Saginaw Hertiage on May 22 at 6 p.m. in the opening round. In other early round action, Okemos will face Swartz Creek at Okemos, Flint Powers will square off with Williamston at Powers and Flushing will host […]

5 on-call fire recruits hired

FLINT TWP. — Five of eight on-call firefighters brought on board last fall have made the grade and were approved by the township board on Monday night for employment offers. Three of the five new on-call firefighters were presented to the board by Fire Chief John Ringwelski. They are Megan Dean, Aaron Graham and Blake Selvig. Two other new hires […]

Strong Cavs’ track squad locked and loaded for regionals

TRAVERSE CITY — Simply put, Carman-Ainsworth is known for its track program. The Cavaliers are perennially one of the top squads in the state and this season is no different. The Cavs have performed exceptionally well all season and look to showcase their talent on Friday at the Traverse City Central regional, No. 10-1. The Lady Cavs have high expectations […]

Poor readers improve with new program

FLINT TWP. — Eighthgraders reading at a firstgrade level is probably enough to make any teacher cry. But so does one whose reading comprehension improves nine grade levels after a few months of work in a reading intervention program. Just ask Sarah Strouse, an English teacher at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School who was one of five teachers specially trained last […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Rock solid

The Detroit Red Wings make the Fat Guy’s prediction of winning in seven games a rock solid selection. Yes, the men in the Winged Wheels went into Anaheim and pulled out the game seven victory, 3-2. What an accomplishment by this very young hockey club. Nobody really knew what to expect in this series against the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks […]

Senior makes exit presentation to school board

FLINT TWP. — “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Augustine “Og” Mandino. Charvez McClure, a graduating senior at Carman-Ainsworth High School credited that quote with keeping him motivated in school. It kept him going when he was feeling burned out, didn’t feel like getting out of bed to go to school or […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 18The 12th Annual Lapeer County Hockey Association GolfOuting will take place at METAMORA GOLF & COUTRYCLUB. The cost of $85 per person includes 18 holes ofgolf, cart, cook-out buffet dinner & prizes. Shotgun start forthe four-person scramble is at 1 p.m. Details: Chris Bakerat 810-664-9883 or Bill Gibbons at 810-845-1914. SATURDAY, MAY 18Tina’s Place Golf Outing (proceeds to […]

In brief

Genesee Valley Center to Host Online Sweepstakes FLINT TWP. —Father’s Day and graduations are coming up and Genesee Valley Center wants to help you celebrate with a contest two $275 prize packages. Enter by visiting the mall’s Facebook page (facebook.com/GeneseeValleyCenter) May 22- June 6. Each prize package includes; $200 Sears gift card, $50 Things Remembered gift card and $25 Logan’s […]


BASEBALL The offense was in full gear on Monday when Carman-Ainsworth took Flint Soutwestern to task in a Saginaw Valley League doubleheader, 15-0 and 16-0. With both contests ending as three-inning mercies, it was Alfonso Foster who earned the win in the initial game after giving up no hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Noah Reed then did the […]