McLaren buys Port Huron Hospital

FLINT —Executives of McLaren Health Care and Port Huron Hospital have finalized an agreement for Port Huron Hospital to become the 12th hospital in the notfor profit McLaren Health Care system. The hospital will be renamed McLaren Port Huron. The agreement paves the way for immediate expanded health services in the Port Huron area, including a new cancer center, facility […]

Lots of activity along Miller Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Until about a month ago, a two-story, partially brick house with green shutters stood at 3371 Miller Road. It had the distinction of being the last residential structure fronting Miller Road in the commercial district stretching from Ballenger Highway to Linden Road. Tracey Tucker, township building director, said her children’s civics teacher used to cite the house […]

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Consumers seeks identity of those responsible for power outage CLIO — Consumers Energy is offering a $2,500 reward to the first person who provides information leading to the positive identification of the person driving a red pickup truck towing a hydraulic plow that snagged a power line and broke five poles and other equipment near Clio Thursday. The incident happened […]

Traveling Science program stops at CAMS

FLINT TWP. — Rides on a homemade hovercraft highlighted a visit from the Traveling Science program of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit to Carman-Ainsworth Middle School last Thursday. “Force and Motion” bought hands-on science activities and lessons to students in the YouthQuest after school program who also spent part of the twohour special event filming personalized Mother’s Day messages […]

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 […]

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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 […]