Lady Cavaliers softball struggles on road

ORTONVILLE – Carman-Ainsworth opened its softball season with a rough road trip the past week, losing doubleheaders at Durand and Brandon. The Cavaliers also dropped a home twinbill to Bendle to start the season 0-6. On Tuesday, Carman-Ainsworth lost a doubleheader to Brandon, 16-2 and 18-0. Hailey Fyfe had two hits for the Cavaliers. Last Thursday, Carman-Ainsworth lost a pair […]

Sports Shorts

Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth to host karate classes FLINT — The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Adult and Community Education programs will host karate classes for kids, adults, teens and families in April. Karate for kids 4 and up will run every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at South Bendle from April 15-June 3 and at Carman-Ainsworth High School every Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. April 17-June […]


GOLF The Cavaliers played their first Saginaw Valley League jamboree of the season Monday, shooting 451 at Sawmill in Saginaw. Tyson Fields led the Cavs with a 98. Last Thursday, Carman-Ainsworth hosted a non-league dual against Owosso at Fenton Farms and lost, 174-225. Haywood Petty led the Cavs with a 50. Carman-Ainsworth will play in the Lapeer Tune-up on Friday. […]

Outdoor Calander

May 3 Special Event, Handgun Steel Fun Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Shooting starts at 9:15 a.m., last sign in at 2:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. 30 target sweep or five-at-a-time, like pins. May 10 Bowling Pin Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. Sign up starts at 9:15 a.m. ends at 2:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. May […]

Honoring an officer

Retiring police lieutenant lauded for 31 years of exemplary service

FLINT TWP. — A man who literally and figuratively stands head and shoulders above the rest, Lieutenant Tim Jones is retiring after 31 years with the township police department, effective May 2. As Field Operations Commander, the 6-foot-8 Jones is frequently a visible presence at crime and accident scenes. “Personally, I will miss him more than anyone else,” said Police […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 17 The Swartz Creek Athletic Boosters will host their 16TH Annual Golf Outing at GENESEE VALLEY MEADOWS. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Four-person, or two-person teams, all ages welcome. Entry fee is $60 per person, includes 18 holes of golf with cart, hot dogs at the turn, prizes, and appetizers after the tournament. The field is limited to […]

Twp. board OKs contract with on-call firefighters

FLINT TWP. — A signing bonus and life insurance are included in a new two-year contract with the township’s on-call firefighters, approved by the township board Monday. The Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Michigan Association of Firefighters (MAFF) is effective from January 2014 through December 31, 2015 but allows wage negotiations to be reopened beginning January 2015 at the written […]

All tied up in knots

Fat Guy Corner

The NHL playoffs have provided action galore and some intense hockey. The Detroit Red Wings went into Boston and won game one. Big No. 13, Pavel Datsyuk, provided the game winner with an awesome goal. Boston, of course, won game two, 4-1. Boston came out with fire and dominated the Red Wings. I knew that was going to be the […]

Police chief grooming future leadership

FLINT TWP. — Promotions are coming soon for two township police officers as a result of the May 2 retirement of Lt. Tim Jones. The township board approved a request Monday from Police Chief George Sippert to obtain two candidate names from the Civil Service Commission. One sergeant will be promoted to lieutenant to replace Jones and one patrol officer […]


Jim Hall brings a lot of humanism to his leadership role as owner of Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Fenton. Hall broke into the car business as a teenager working as porter at Oakland Dodge in Madison Heights. After earning a degree with an advertising major from Michigan State University, he took a sales job working for a friend […]