Pedestrian traffic light to be installed at Norko and Linden

FLINT TWP. — Come summer, bikers, walkers and runners crossing Linden Road at Norko Drive should have a safer, easier passage. The township board voted unanimously last week to participate in a plan to install a pedestrian signal upgrade at that intersection, in cooperation with the Genesee County Road Commission and the Genesee Valley Mall. The traffic signal will be […]

Carman-Ainsworth runs past Flushing

FLUSHING — Cameron Morse scored 15 points in the first half last Friday to help put Carman-Ainsworth in position to take a 70-54 Saginaw Valley League-South win at Flushing. The Cavs were able to claim an 18-15 lead at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Raiders, 19-10 in the second, to head into the break up, 37-25. […]

Board splits vote on contract for operators

FLINT TWP. — With expenses steadily climbing and revenues going down, two trustees balked at approving a union contact for the township’s police communication operators. Township trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert dissented in the 5-2 vote on a contract approved by the majority of the township board. “Trustee Vert and I have talked to you (supervisor Karyn Miller) several […]


BOWLING A shorthanded Saginaw team faced a strong Carman-Ainsworth squad Saturday only to watch the boys increase their record to 8-0 led by Jordan Bair’s 278. The girls improved their record to 7-1 with all-around team bowling that included Shamonica Simon (258), Kassidy Lord (213-222), Kenzey Lord (201), and Yakira Hughes (192). On Friday, the Cavs traveled to Stardust Lanes […]

What’s next ?

Bulldozers and dump trucks arrived in mid-December to raze the greenhouses and clear away debris at the former Arrowood (aka Arrowhead) Nursery on Corunna Road. The 5-plus-acre commercial site is listed for sale and being marketed as vacant land. It was only about three years ago, that the grounds of the longtime nursery were filled with plants and lawn ornaments […]

Sports Shorts

Local registration for national event now open DETROIT — On Feb. 22 at Calihan Hall the University of Detroit Mercy is hosting its annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day starting at 10 a.m for girls 6-13 years old and there is no charge. The format for this event will feature UDM varsity athletes from almost every team hosting […]

Staff and students lauded by Carman-Ainsworth school board

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth school board meeting last week started off like a mini Academy Awards show with several star pupils and staff members singled out for special recognition. Four students and four staff members were honored and board members also got a pat on the back in recognition of January as School Board Recognition Month. New this […]

Super-ior teams

Fat Guy’s Corner

I know it’s Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday and we will get into the Super Bowl talk in a minute. I just want to say that the Michigan and Michigan State basketball game last Saturday was a true battle on the hardwood. These two rivals went toe to toe for 40 minutes. Michigan prevailed, 80-75 and knocked off its third […]

Schools get PEG fund allocation

FLINT TWP. — Area students interested in learning broadcasting are getting videocameras, teleprompters, film editing software, computers and more through the quarterly allocation of Public Educational and Government (PEG) funding. The latest $6,000 installment was approved last week by the township board for distribution to the Carman- Ainsworth, Swartz Creek and Flushing school districts. Clerk Kim Courts said that Carman- […]

2015 Corvette Z06 – High-Performance ‘STREET-LEGAL’ CAR

Getting the new 2015 Corvette Z06 ready for the 2014 NAIAS show meant finding out as much of what couldn’t be done as what could be done. Jose Gonzalez, lead designer for the Z06, said they only had a year to come up with the Z06 designs. He calls the vehicle “the next step up” from the Stingray, which had […]