Six county seniors earn scholarships

GENESEE COUNTY —Six Genesee County High School Seniors were recently awarded scholarships, from the Genesee County Association of School Board Members (GCASBM). To be considered for these scholarships, students must have senior standing, attained at least a 2.5 high school grade point average, and completed a substantial amount of community volunteer service through a school program or other recognized community […]

In brief

Tobacco Free class offered at McLaren FLINT — Seventy percent of smokers really do want to quit. McLaren invites you to take a big step to reaching your goal by attending a free class that will get you started on the journey to tobacco-free living. Tobacco treatment specialist Valerie McLeod will help participants: gain a better understanding of nicotine addiction, […]

Carman-Ainsworth golfers swing into district

MIDLAND – Three Carman- Ainsworth seniors likely will play their last high school golf competition next Wednesday when they play in the Div. 1 district tournament at Currie West Golf Course. Alex Frank, Garrett Wilson and Kyle Fluker are seniors in the fiveman lineup entered in the field. Junior Haywood Petty and Noah Vanderhyde are the other Cavaliers scheduled to […]

Cavaliers to face some stiff competition at regionals

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ tennis team will be facing a host of talented teams at the upcoming Division 1 No. 8 regional at Saginaw Heritage today. Joining the Cavaliers are Davison, Grand Blanc, Grand Ledge, Holt, Midland Dow, Midland, Traverse City West, Traverse City Central and the host Hawks. Both TC Central and Midland Dow are ranked in the […]

Planning Commission: No to residential ammo, firearm sales

FLINT TWP.— A small but vocal group of Western Hills residents converged on the township Planning Commission meeting last week to shoot down a neighbor’s request to sell guns and ammunition from his home. It was one of two special land use requests on the docket for home occupation on-line sales for firearms and ammunition.. Planning Commissioners, even those are […]

Plenty of Manziel drama

Fat Guy Corner

The NFL Draft provided drama just like we thought it would. Johnny Manziel, thought to be a top-five draft pick, dropped all the way down to No. 22. The Cleveland Browns selected him after passing on him earlier in the draft. I figured after he got past the first six picks he was destined to be picked later in the […]

Norko Road project expanded

FLINT TWP. — An additional $25,000 cost has been added to the controversial road improvement project on Norko Drive, In a 4-2 vote, with one member absent, the township board approved the additional expense to extend repaving work to Fleckenstein Drive. The original project, approved in 2012, covered repairs from Linden Road to O’Neal Drive, east of Fleckenstein. Township Supervisor […]

Four more Cavs headed to college gridirons

FLINT TWP. – Carman- Ainsworth is sending enough football players to college next year to put a full team on the field. Four more Cavaliers announced last Wednesday they would be playing at the next level, joining the seven players who signed letters of intent in February. Jerron Thomas will play at Campbellsville (Ky.) University, Bryant Hudson will attend Concordia […]

Like the sun

Above, a dragon done using oil pastels. Right, this beautiful bouquet is created from individual flowers made by a middle school student in a technique called radial symmetry, using oil pastels to blend the petal colors. The flowers were built into this stained-glass collage effect by CAMS art teacher Kelly Crandall for display at the CAMS Annual Student Art Show […]


BASEBALL: A visit from Mt. Pleasant on Monday for a pair of crossover matchups was cancelled because of weather. At the Mt. Morris tourney last Saturday, the Cavs started out by downing their host 8-6. Posting the win was Cooper Betancourt after allowing eight hits in 5- 2/3 innings pitched and Chris Smith had the save. Noah Reed then stepped […]