Door-to-door sales issue defeated for a fourth time

FLINT TWP. — For the fourth time in the past six months, the township board has denied a request for a door-to-door sales permit and discussed legal ways to handle applications. In a 5-2 vote, the township board turned down an application for a peddler’s license from Shy Enterprises Inc. to sell Kirby vacuum cleaners and supplies. The applicant, Lawrence […]

Carman-Ainsworth boys fourth in annual cross country event

Carman-Ainsworth hosted the annual Bauman’s Cavalier Classic Invitational last Thursday, with no girls in the field, but the boys’ squad placed fourth overall in the six-team race. Div. 1 teams included winner Ortonville-Brandon with 30 points, Kearsley was second with 85, Lake Fenton, a Div. 2 school was third with 92, Carman-Ainsworth earned 93 points for fourth, Swartz Creek was […]

Roundabout plans scrapped

FLINT TWP. — Citing unexpectedly higher costs, the Genesee County Road Commission has indefinitely suspended plans to build a roundabout next year at the intersection of Dye Road and Court Street. The controversial accident-prevention measure has been under discussion for about a year, including a public hearing last October in which a large turnout of residents opposed it. As a […]

Sports Shorts

Carman-Ainsworth product honored as announcer ALMA — Richard Lee, who taught in the Carman-Ainsworth school district from 1963-2000 and was a member of the Cavaliers’ Board of Education from 2001-05, was inducted into the Alma College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 after 23 years as the public address announcer at Bahlke Field. During his time with the Cavaliers, Lee […]

Opening night jitters


Davison won the girls’ meet with 25 points. — L.P. TENNIS The Cavaliers host Flint Southwestern today. — K.W. SWIM AND DIVE Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing is at the Fenton Relays on Saturday. — M.S. VOLLEYBALL The Cavaliers travel to Bay City Central today and take part in the Pennfield Tournament Saturday. — K.W.

Group protests Adams, county animal control

DAVISON — About 60 protesters turned out for a Labor Day march demanding 9th District County Commissioner Pegge Adams step down over a move to remove the ban on the euthanization of stray pets at Genesee County Animal Control. The protesters called for Pegge Adams to voluntarily resigns her position as chairwoman of the Genesee County Animal Control subcommittee in […]

Tee Time

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Foster HOPE will be having their 1st Annual Charity Golf Outing at the ELKS COUNTRY CLUB. The cost of $75 per golfer includes an 18-hole scramble with cart, lunch at the turn, dinner and prizes. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers can register to play at ifosterhoope.com […]

Davenport seeking help for 9-11 Day of Service Event

FLINT TWP. — A 9-11 Day of Service Care Package Drive being hosted by Davenport University, 4318 Miller Rd., is under way and will culminate with distribution to past and present military members and a special commemorative program. The purpose of the event is to show support and appreciation to deployed troops and military veterans from this region, according to […]

Major college upsets

Fat Guy’s Corner

The college football season kicked off over the weekend with two unbelievable upsets. The first one was Towson defeating U-Conn, 33-18, and the bigger upset was North Dakota State, 24-21, over Kansas State. How about the Bisons’ last drive took eight and a half minutes and consumed 80 yards? When they scored it left only 28 seconds on the clock. […]