Michigan State Extension millage passes

4-H to continue having funding

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters approved a .04- mill property tax, Nov. 5, for all property owners in Genesee County to fund the operations of the Michigan State Cooperative Extension — including the 4-H program. MSUE has managed to keep going since a similar proposal was defeated by voters in 2012, due to the generosity of the Genesee County Board of […]


SWIM AND DIVE Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing competes at the Saginaw Valley League meet today and Saturday at Saginaw Valley State University. — M.S. VOLLEYBALL The Cavaliers went 3-2 at their own tournament Saturday. Carman-Ainsworth defeated Bendle, 25-13, 25-4, to open pool play. The Cavaliers then lost to Pinckney, 13-25, 25-21, 15-11, before beating Clio, 25- 17, 23-25, 15-6. Carman-Ainsworth beat Flint Powers […]

MCC millage renewal approved

GENESEE COUNTY — Mott Community College received a nod from voters Nov. 5 after the college received renewal of a millage to help with maintenance and improvements at its facilities. Residents who live in the college’s district, which is composed of all the school districts in Genesee County, votes for the bond renewal. The final vote tally was 24,390-17,551. Residents […]

Outdoor Calander

NOW-Nov. 14Ruffed grouse hunting season.Oct. 1-Nov. 14Archery deer hunting season, statewide.Oct. 20-Nov. 14Zone 2, Pheasant hunting season.Oct. 20-Nov. 14Quail hunting season.Nov. 15-30Firearm deer hunting season, statewide.Dec. 1-Jan. 1Zone 3 partial, Pheasant hunting season. Dec. 1-Jan. 1 Ruffed grouse hunting season. Dec. 6-15, Zone 1, muzzleloader deer hunting season. Dec. 13-22, Zone 2, muzzleloader deer hunting season. Dec. 6-22, Zone 3, […]

In brief

Santa Claus is coming to Genesee Valley Center FLINT TWP. —Santa Claus will arrive at Genesee Valley Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov.r 8, presented by the Genesee District Library. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., while supplies last, families gathered at the Outdoor Village can enjoy hot cocoa from Coffee Beanery and cookies from Mrs. Fields. Santa will arrive at […]

Sparty smackdown

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Michigan Wolverines received a Michigan State smackdown last Saturday afternoon. The Spartans’ defense totally dominated the Michigan offense all afternoon and won this game, 29-6. U-M’s Devin Gardner was sacked seven times and didn’t know who was going to hit him next. The Wolverines had minus 48 yards rushing! That is totally insane. I don’t think anyone thought the […]

Tickled pink

Middle school kids raise money for cancer society

SWARTZ CREEK — The Middle School had a pinkish hue Oct. 29 when staff and students sported shirts in tints and shades from cotton candy to fuchsia. The first Pink Out, organized by the Power of You group, raised more than $1,600 for the American Cancer Society. The group was formed in February under the leadership of English-Language Arts and […]

Sports Shorts

Youth gridiron done for year FLINT TWP. — At the conclusion of the Mid Michigan Rural Football League’s seven-week season, Carman-Ainsworth won the Junior Varsity A Division at 5-1 and Carman-Ainsworth II claimed the Division G title with a record of 6-0. In the Freshman Division A standings, Carman- Ainsworth finished second at 5-1. The Cavaliers did not field a […]

Bridal Alliance adds fall wedding marketplace

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Bridal Alliance is continuing to further its goal of assisting local professional wedding vendors to build their businesses in addition to making it easier to find and contact professional wedding vendors for couples planning weddings. For the past two years, the GCBA has offered a winter Wedding Marketplace but has recently added a new […]

SCI Flint Chapter encourages meat donations from hunters

DAVISON — A little bit of kindness goes a long way. That’s something the Flint Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) and Sportsmen Against Hunger (SAH) hopes area hunters will take to heart during the fall hunting seasons. Small game and archery deer hunting season are underway and once hunters have filled their tags and freezers, SCI and SAH are […]