Amendments passed for water, sewer rate ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Amendments to sewer and water rate ordinances passed second reading and adoption in a 4-2 vote at the township board’s May 5 meeting. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted no. Treasurer Marsha Binelli was absent. Tracey Tucker, deputy treasurer, explained that a wording change was needed in the ordinances to make it clear that the board […]

In brief

Suicide Prevention walk GOODRICH — Goodrich High School will host a “Walk Out of the Darkness” event presented by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on May 17th, 9 am (check in). This event will raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort […]

Cavaliers’ softball falls twice at Clio

CLIO — Carman-Ainsworth dropped a non-league softball doubleheader to Clio on Tuesday, 8-5 and 13-2, at Clio. The Cavaliers got two hits from Alexis Richie, and Jessica McClung struck out five Mustang batters in her pitching performance. On April 30, the Cavs dropped a pair of close games to Saginaw Heritage, 6-2 and 4-3, in a Saginaw Valley League crossover […]

Baseball team keeping busy

BAY CITY — Despite a valiant effort by senior pitcher Noah Reed on Monday, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team still lost the first game of a Saginaw Valley League crossover doubleheader at Bay City Central 11-1. The Cavs also fell in game two 10-0. Taking the loss was sophomore Cooper Betancourt. A visit from Flint Metro League rival Clio last […]

Two police officers promoted, one resigns

FLINT TWP. — On May 5, the township board unanimously approved promotions of police officers James Baldwin to lieutenant and Francis Hartner to sergeant. Their names were presented by the Civil Service Commission as the next eligible candidates for promotion, following openings created by the retirement last month of Lt. Tim Jones. A swearing-in ceremony for Baldwin and Hartner was […]

Didja doubt my Derby pick?

Fat Guy Corner

The 140th Kentucky Derby winner was California Chrome! I hope some of you readers went to the track and placed some money down. I told you he was going to win this race. The question now becomes, can California Chrome complete the next leg of the Triple Crown? The Preakness will run on Sat., May 17. I will say I […]

Twp. putting land up for sale

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a real estate listing agreement with Cooper Commercial to sell township owned properties. One parcel is 86.65 acres of vacant land west of South Dyewood. The second parcel consists of nine vacant lots on Charter Drive off Linden and Court streets. After some board members requested separate votes on the parcels, the sale […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 10 14th Annual North Branch Athletic Boosters Golf Scramble 10 a.m. Registration at 9:30 am WASHAKIE GOLF COURSE Burnside Rd., North Branch. Four person scramble, men and women welcome. Cost $240 per team. Fundraiser for North Branch Boys Varsity Golf. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart included. Continental breakfast, hot dogs, brats at the turn. Cash […]

A Night to Remember

All that was missing was a red carpet as 12 Carman-Ainsworth seniors, dressed in their formal best, gathered at a Flint Township home Saturday evening to pose for photos before boarding a party bus to travel in style to their senior prom in Frankenmuth Saturday night. Cameras flashed and clicked away as a large crowd of parents, family and friends […]


GOLF The Cavaliers played in the Genesee County Invitational on Monday at Atlas Valley Country Club. Haywood Petty led the team with a 92, Garrett Wilson shot 111 and Alex Frank carded 136. Last Friday, the Cavs dropped a nonleague dual meet to Montrose, 177- 254, at Briar Ridge. Carman-Ainsworth will play Saginaw Valley Lutheran next Monday at Pleasant View […]