Congressman Kildee talks to WFBA

Representative discusses legislative achievements and challenges

FLINT TWP. — U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee has been in politics most of his adult life but never imagined the day he would need a crash course on agriculture to prepare for getting his first congressional bill passed. As a freshman congressman, Kildee introduced the Local Food for Healthy Families Act which was part of the Farm Bill signed by […]

In brief

SpartanNash launches state Habitat for Humanity GENESEE COUNTY – SpartanNash is pleased to announce the launch of its 9th statewide campaign to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the communities where the company operates D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare Supermarkets, Valu Land, VG’s and Glen’s Markets stores. The statewide campaign runs through March 15. This partnership began in 2006 and […]

Cavs cruise

LAPEER – Carman-Ainsworth used two dominant quarters to beat Lapeer East, 66-37, in the opening round of the Class A girls’ basketball district tournament Monday night at Lapeer West. The Lady Cavs zoomed out to a 22-9 lead in the first quarter and rode that to a 37-20 halftime advantage. They put the game out of reach with a 20-7 […]

Raiders’ season ends against Alliance

FLINT — The Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey team lost to Alliance (LakeVille/ North Branch/Dryden/Goodrich) on Monday, 8-0, in pre-regional action effectively ending their 2013-14 campaign. Alliance took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission before racking up four more in the second frame. The final two goals came in the third. Goaltender Jeff Fisher had a big night between the pipes, […]

Township seeking state grant for Pirates Park purchase

FLINT TWP. — The township’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has an idea that could bring new life to Pirates Park amusement center on Miller Road. A public hearing at noon on Feb. 27 is to take public comment and discuss a plan for the township’s Board of Trustees to apply for state grant assistance to purchase the Pirates Park […]


BASKETBALL In the battle for Saginaw Valley League supremacy, Carman- Ainsworth lost 71-65 at Mt. Pleasant, 14-4 overall, on Feb. 24 in a crossover contest. The Cavs are 16-3 overall heading into their non-conference game at Flint Metro League rival Brandon today to end the regular season. — M.S. BOWLING Carman-Ainsworth competed in the Div. 1 regionals last Friday advancing […]

Pilot program aims to improve police response time

FLINT TWP. — Township residents may notice that police are coming quicker when called. That faster response time may be due to a dispatch pilot program implemented at the first of the year, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board last week. The new program changes the way calls are dispatched through Genesee County 911, […]

Sports Shorts

Damage on the track FLINT — The Flint City Derby Girls women’s flat track roller derby squad next competes at home on March 22 against the Mountain Town Mayhem at the Perani Arena and Event Center. The squad then hosts the Southern Belles on April 26 and is currently looking for volunteers, referees and skaters. Details: www.flintcityderbygirls.org. — M.S. Supercross […]

Township board votes for jobs to consolidate

FLINT TWP. — By promoting a parttime worker to a full-time vacancy, the township board is saving money but it was not a unanimous decision. The board voted 5-2 to hire Sandy Pettigrew to fill a 35-hours a week position for an AFSCME clerical union Utility 2 worker. Pettigrew has worked part-time for the township since April 2006, assigned to […]

U.S. Nay!

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Olympics have finally concluded in Sochi, Russia. The USA hockey team leaves without any kind of a medal, just like Russia. The USA lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Canada. The USA was lucky it wasn’t 6-0, as Canada totally dominated us. The reason it wasn’t a rout was because Jonathon Quick was fabulous in goal for the USA. Canada […]