2014-07-17

Fired senior center director files lawsuit




FLINT TWP. — Linda Moore, who was fired in April from her job of nearly 11 years as director of the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center, has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation. The suit filed in Genesee County Circuit Court cites three counts, “violations based on Whistleblower Protection Act, four violations of the Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act (discrimination, harassment, retaliation […]

Lighting the flame



Flint Olympian and CANUSA officials light the torch at the opening ceremonies for the Flint Olympian Games on Tuesday at Guy V. Houston Stadium, located on the campus of Flint Northwestern. Athletes from all over the area will compete in the Flint Olympian Games to qualify for the right to participate in the annual CANUSA Games against Hamilton, Ontario, in […]

Fire drill



Practice makes perfect for township firefighters who keep their skills up to par with regular training. Last week, they worked on driving and water transfer skills in a parking lot at Genesee Valley Center mall. Water transfer involved one truck collecting water from a hydrant and transferring it by hose to the bigger pumper truck. At a real fire, this […]

Grand Blanc golfers win Henrickson Award




ATLAS TWP. – Jordan Harris needed a scorecard playoff to win his championship and had to come back hours later to pick up his plaque. Kristen Wolfe could have just left hers on the wall at home. The two Grand Blanc residents won their titles in starkly different ways Monday in the annual Henrickson Award golf tournament at Atlas Valley […]

Board OKs fire truck repairs




FLINT TWP. — The dreaded check engine light is lit in one of the township’s three fire trucks and needs to be checked out, among other things. The township board at its July 7 meeting unanimously approved Fire Chief John Ringwelski’s request for about $7,000 in fire truck repairs. Funds to cover the repair work are available in the budget, […]

Soccer, golf hybrid gaining popularity




MIDLAND — A fairly new sport, which is a combination of soccer and golf— better known as FootGolf— is continuing to grow and amass popularity across the country. Billy Casper Golf, which owns and operates several golf courses throughout the country, hosted a kickoff event on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Midland. FootGolf is a four-person game […]

C-A hires assistant super




FLINT TWP. —Say hello to Eddie L. Kindle, who is the new assistant superintendent of curriculum and human resources for the Carman-Ainsworth Community School District. The school board approved his hiring in late April and he officially began work on July 1. Retirement and reductions of five administrative positions during the past two school years made it possible to hire […]

Sports Shorts



Faith Hope Life fundraiser GENESEE COUNTY — Madden’s Lounge will host the third annual Faith Hope Life fundraiser and volleyball tournament Saturday. The captain’s meeting and check in are at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Cost is $100 for a four-person team and $150 for a six-person squad. — M.S. Warrior Dash registration filling up fast GENESEE […]

Digging DEEP

CAHS students earn college credits


FLINT TWP. — Three Carman- Ainsworth High School students have willingly spent part of their summer vacation still in school. They elected to enroll in the Environmental Science, Supervised Studies of Environmental Issues course offered by The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-F) as part of the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) with Davison Schools. William Norris IV, Noah Vanderhyde and Victoria […]

Elk license drawing results posted



AREAWIDE — Results of the license drawing for the 2014 elk hunting seasons have been posted on the Department of Natural Resources website at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Two elk seasons will take place in 2014 with the first season set to run Aug. 26-29, Sept. 12-15 and Sept. 26-29. The second season will run Dec. 6-14. An additional season may be held […]