2014-08-28

MCC accredited as a Mich. Corrections training site



FLINT — The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) has named Mott Community College (MCC) an approved training site for the Michigan Corrections Training Program Academy. “We are excited to be one of only six accredited sites statewide to offer the program,” said Chuck Thiel, director of the Southern Lakes Branch Campus in Fenton, where the training will be conducted. “The […]

Kids growing up make me feel old



When my daughter went on her first date, I didn’t feel old, just ready to be the stereotypical overprotective dad. When she started high school I also didn’t feel old, as much as I was nostalgic because she attends the same high school I graduated from. When she took driver’s training and received her license, I was proud but worried […]

C-A grad is a DARK HORSE




FLINT TWP. — Local viewers of “Dark Horse Nation,” a new reality television series on the History Channel may spot a familiar face. Bryan Wiggs one of the featured characters on the weekly show is a 1998 Carman-Ainsworth High School graduate. He also is the son of Ann Saunders, a C-A school board member. The show, which began airing on […]

In brief



C-A Open House Schedule FLINT TWP. — Parents and the public are invited to attend open houses being held at all Carman-Ainsworth Schools. Here is the schedule: • Carman-Ainsworth High School – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 4 • Dillon Elementary – 6 p.m., Monday, September 8, • Dye Elementary – 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 • Randels Elementary – 6 […]

Twp. fire department parking lot repairs




FLINT TWP.— The township board has given the fire department approval to seek bids for repairing the parking lots at Fire Station No. 1 on Reuben Street and Fire Station No. 2 on Flushing Road. “There are several large areas needing to be removed and replaced,” said Flint Township Fire Chief John Ringwelski, in a written request. He did not […]

Fun at the fair



Above, The Genesee County Fair brought out many this year to enjoy the amusements and the animals last week. The fun continued through Sunday when Flint residents Azana, Keeshawn and Zaneanner Pfier, Brionnna Boseman, along with Raymond and Braylen Moore took in the carnival atmosphere after some post-ride enjoyment. Many families joined them on the sun-soaked closing day of the […]

Enroll now



Carman-Ainsworth Schools is trying out a different form of new media this year. Two billboards have been put up to encourage enrollment. One at Corunna Road between Diamond Ave. and Dutcher St. is to remind parents that school starts Sept. 2 and to make an effort to pre-enroll their children. “When parents wait until after school begins to enroll their […]

Lightning golfers fifth in Summer Tuneup




LAPEER – Lapeer High played its first competition as a Div. 1 girls’ golf team Friday, and the Lightning fit in well. Lapeer finished fifth in the inaugural Lapeer Lightning Summer Tuneup, shooting 368 at Lapeer Country Club, and even the Lightning B team finished high, carding 402 to place 10th in the 23-team field. Lake Orion, the 10th-place team […]

Twp. assessor gets extended assessor contract




FLINT TWP. — The township board voted 6-1 to approve a one-year contract extension for assessor William Fowler. Fowler, who is a level four master assessor, was hired September 4, 2013. He replaced Amede Hungerford who retired after longterm service. Fowler will be issued an updated contract but his rate of pay will remain the same, said township supervisor Karyn […]

Lapeer holds court with first of series of quadrangulars




LAPEER – It was a rude awakening for the Lapeer Lightning, Davison, Brandon and Carman- Ainsworth when they arrived at the Lapeer Optimist Tennis Courts on Wednesday. Overnight rains on Tuesday had washed a good deal of mud and water onto the singles courts, making them unplayable. A contingent of maintenance workers, Lapeer COO Tim Zeeman, Lapeer coach Oscar Rodriguez […]