The reason for the season

Nativity scenes like these displayed at two township Lutheran churches symbolize Christian beliefs and renew the Biblical hope expressed in John 3:16. For believers, the seasonal displays are common at churches, homes, businesses and other venues but in recent times they have drawn protests from nonbelievers when erected on public lands. All is peaceful here but a Nativity display is […]

Sports Shorts

Michigan Warriors spread holiday cheer FLINT — On Dec. 17, the Michigan Warriors had the privilege of visiting the Whaley Children’s Center. Players passed out teddy bears, played Jenga, played basketball, raced, and just talked with the kids as part of a community service effort for the holidays. Currently, Whaley Children’s Center provides shelter, hope, and healing to nearly 90 […]

Resident pursuing supervisor recall

FLINT TWP. — A township resident said she plans to follow through on an attempt she started last May to recall Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. On her fourth try, resident LaVonna Harris received approval on August 7 of her recall petition language from the Genesee County Elections Board. Recall petition language must first be approved for clarity and accuracy in […]

Lions receive big gift from Philly

Fat Guy Corner

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season isn’t just on parties and shopping. Yes, it takes its toll on all of us who have to write columns. Here the fat guy sits on Sunday morning at eight o’clock in the morning banging on keys. This week’s early deadline throws a wrench into my routine. Let’s not forget the two […]

C-A school board bids fond farewell to 21-year member

FLINT TWP. — Peggy Anderson attended her last meeting as a member of the Carman-Ainsworth school board last week and received a warm sendoff with cake, a resolution and much praise. When Anderson took her seat in July 1993, Bill Clinton was serving his first term, John Paul II was the Pope, Michael Jordan was a Chicago Bull, the final […]

Lady Cavs pull away from Davison

FLINT TWP. — A big surge in the middle two quarters carried Carman- Ainsworth to a 66-47 win over Davison in a Saginaw Valley League-South girls’ basketball game last Thursday night. The Lady Cavaliers led 17-14 after one period but pulled away with a 14-6 second quarter and a 17-10 third to lead 48-30 going into the final eight minutes. […]

Free Downloads for Your New Toys


If you’re one of the lucky ones to receive a new e-reader, phone or tablet this Christmas, you’re probably wondering, “Now what?” Your first stop should probably be thegdl.org for free downloads. Bibliophiles (a.k.a., book lovers) will be happy to learn that the GDL has over 20,000 items through OverDrive, its downloadable book service. Here you’ll find e-books and audiobooks […]


The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ bowling team qualified for match play in its third straight tournament of the year after placing 12th in qualifying rounds. In its only match in match play, the Lady Cavaliers faced No. 1 seed Davison. In the total pin two-game Baker match, Carman-Ainsworth won the first Baker game 153-143. Davison won the second game by 24 so […]

Budget amended to cover demo costs

FLINT TWP. — A 2014 budget amendment to cover the cost of tearing down two fire damaged buildings was approved by the township board at its Dec. 15 meeting. “We have court orders to tear them down but are unable to get grant dollars to fund them,’’ said Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement and building director. She also said the owners […]


Cavaliers finish first in six events BAY CITY — Carman- Ainsworth lost 133-34 to Bay City Western and 130-38 to Davison in a dual meet Dec. 12. The Cavaliers took the top spot in five individual and one team event. Jake Keeling, Mathew Lepalm, Jonathan Beaty and Michael Spears took first in the 400 freestyle relay. Spears also took first […]