In brief

Explore fossils at Longway Planetarium FLINT — Make your own fossil model while learning how fossils form. Dig through fossil rich sediment to find real fossils to clean and take home. Create a beautiful piece of art and take home real fossil specimens to add to your rock collection. This fossil activity willl take place at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Saving Abel, Dec. 27, with special guests Blacklite District, Three Years Hollow and Last Summer. Tickets are $18 in advance. Nonpoint, with special guests Tension Head and Two Heded Chan, will perform Dec. 28. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Showcase […]

Dawkins wins, Cavs 7th in County

DAVISON — Milik Dawkins won the 145-pound championship, and three other Carman-Ainsworth wrestlers placed among the top six last Saturday in the County Meet at Davison High. The Cavaliers totaled 111 points to finish seventh in the 25-team field. Host Davison ran away with the title with 328 points and Birch Run was second with 169. Dawkins, a junior ranked […]

R aiders shut out

BAY CITY — Getting into the start of the Saginaw Valley League schedule, the Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey squad made the trek up to Bay County Civic Arena to take on the Bay City Wolves. Unfortunately for the Raiders, the result didn’t come out the way they had hoped, falling to 0-8 on the year with a 10-0 loss to Bay […]

For whosoever believeth

Many businesses deck the halls, hang lights and wreaths, put up trees and other Christmas decorations to showcase the spirit of the holiday season. This Nativity scene facing Corunna Road has been part of the annual holiday display at the Patsy Lou Williamson dealership for many years — a graphic reminder of the reason for the season for Christians. Merry […]

Sports Shorts

Keller inducted in Albion Hall SWARTZ CREEK — Brent Keller, Swartz Creek assistant football coach, has been selected into the 2013 Albion Athletic Hall of Fame for his baseball efforts. The annual ceremony was held on Oct. 11. Keller had been admired as a member of the Britons’ 1989 Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association championship team and the team also was […]

… And the walls came tumbling down

Genesee Towers demolished

FLINT — Memories from many Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other special celebrations were made in the tony University Club atop Genesee Towers. But last rites were held on Sunday for Genesee County’s tallest building when the 19-story structure was imploded after months of planning. At precisely 10 a.m., the sound of the first blast echoed from inside the building […]

Finding the silver lining

Fat Guy’s Corner

The holidays in the newspaper business force early deadlines, unfortunately. The Fat Guy is writing this early Sunday morning due to the fact I have no common sense. The no common sense part comes because, for some unknown reason, I am heading to Ford Field. Why am I heading to Ford Field? It’s because I have tickets to watch the […]

VGs closing Christmas Eve

FLINT TWP. — Signs posted at the VGs store, 5080 Corunna, Road, give notice to customers that it will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24, moved up from a Dec. 28 closing date originally announced in early November. The posted notice calls the closing a “consolidation” and invites customers to shop at remaining area VGs stores which are […]


BASKETBALL Girls The Lady Cavs’ title hopes in the Saginaw Valley League-South Division took a big hit last Thursday when they lost a home game to Flint Powers Catholic, 72-51. The visiting Chargers surged out to a 20-7 first-quarter lead and Carman-Ainsworth was forced to play catch-up the rest of the night. The Cavs rallied with an 18-15 second quarter […]