In brief

Meijer changes Simply Give GRAND RAPIDS — In an effort to increase donations to its food pantry partners, Meijer has announced it has rebranded its signature hunger relief program, Simply Give, with the color orange to align more closely to the issue that continues to rise throughout the Midwest. To celebrate the enhancement of its program, the Grand Rapids-based retailer […]

West Side Story at the Whiting

FLINT — West Side Story is coming to The Whiting April 18-19, and there are still a few tickets left for the public to witness the stage production of what is praised as one of the premier love stories of all time. It has been more than 50 years since it endeared forever fans by way of Broadway, with its’ […]

Law Day observance supported

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has adopted a proclamation supporting the annual Law Day observance sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association. Each year on May 1, Law Day is set aside by bar associations nationwide to educate the community about the rule of law and its role in preserving freedom, according to a press release. This year’s theme […]

School year extended to June 13

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools has added two days to the school year to make up for snow days taken during a record-setting harsh winter,. “We have experienced a very difficult winter in terms of the weather, which resulted in school being cancelled more often than any time in recent history,’’ said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, in a recent letter […]

In brief

Kidney cancer group to meet April 30 FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet April 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured Speakers: Kate Kraft, M.D., Pediatric Urologist, University of Michigan. Danielle Slanec Williams and daughter. The topic will be “Children’s Kidney Cancer: A Program on Wilms Tumor.” The meeting is […]

United Way invests more than $1.7 million in 33 local programs

GENESEE COUNTY — United Way of Genesee County will invest more than $1.7 million, over the next three years, in 33 local programs that support the development of financial stability, improve access to basic needs, encourage healthy life styles, promote high educational opportunities and ensure that the residents of Genesee County are connected and engaged with their community, according to […]

Kearsley Relays, 4-2-14

GirlsByron 1st, 105 pts., Carman-Ainsworth 8th, 46 pts.BoysLinden 1st, 138 pts., Carman-Ainsworth 2nd, 111 pts.

JV could use help

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Tigers come out and win their first four games of the season and finally lost on Sunday to Baltimore. It was an outstanding Justin Verlander gem with absolutely zero run support. Verlander has pitched two good games and has zero victories to show for it. I hope this isn’t another year where the Tigers’ offense gives Verlander no […]

Several officers cited for exemplary police work

FLINT TWP. — Homicide, bank robbery and theft figured among the solved crimes for which several township police officers receive citations at the Monday night township board meeting. The highest honor — the Medal for Distinguished Service — went to Lt. Robert Batinkoff for his work leading to the arrests of four people who were subsequently convicted in the shooting […]

Carman-Ainsworth Spring Sports Preview

BASEBALL It will be the arms of senior pitchers Brennen Gleason and Noah Reed that will drive the Cavs through the ups and downs of the 14-team Saginaw Valley League this season. Add to that rotation sophomore hurler Austin Jerome and a lineup that includes seven returning upperclassmen and Carman-Ainsworth’s prospects are getting brighter by the day. “Our team focus […]