2015-03-12

Wearing o’ the green



WEARING’ O’ THE GREEN — John Potbury, Genesee County Assistant Prosecutor, is the 2015 Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Flint. Events on Tuesday, March 17, include, at noon, a Mass of St. Patrick at St. Michael’s Church on Fifth Avenue and Saginaw immediately followed by the Irish Family Walk to the McFarlan Park on Saginaw Street, […]

Lady Cavs win district, lose regional thriller




FLUSHING – Carman-Ainsworth had undefeated Flushing on the ropes for the entire second half before finally losing to the 10th-ranked Raiders 59-52 in a Class A girls’ basketball regional semifinal game Tuesday night at Flushing. Before a packed house of 2,500, the Lady Cavs were within 3-5 points of Flushing for most of the last two quarters and pulled within […]

Prosecutor shuts down Hometown for 3 months




FLINT TWP. — Owners of the troubled Hometown Inn motel on Miller Road have avoided a one-year padlocking and struck a deal with Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton to close for three months while making several mandatory improvements. The Hometown Inn has been closed for business since Feb, 26 when Prosecutor Leyton filed a Complaint for the Abatement of Statutory […]

Sports Shorts



Warriors take three-game series FLINT — The Michigan Warriors took all three games of a series with Keystone last weekend. Michigan took the opener Friday 3-2. Tyler Groat’s goal at 12:03 of the second put the Warriors on top 1-0. After Keystone had tied the score at 1-1 heading to the third, Alex Berardinelli netted a pair of goals to […]

Daly supports Proposal 1 millage

Township supervisor neutral on road funding


GENESEE COUNTY — John Daly will be one of the first to admit Lansing’s Proposal 1 plan to fix Michigan roads is a long way from being a cure-all for the state’s deteriorating infrastructure — but, he said, it’s a start. Daly, director of the Genesee County Road Commission, said he supports Proposal 1, which will be on the ballot […]

Boys’ team 12th at state meet




STERLING HEIGHTS – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ bowling team placed 12th at the Div. 1 state meet at Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights last Saturday. Only the top eight from the qualifying blocks moved on to the finals round. Canton won the title, Grand Haven was second and Zeeland was third. Jordan Nunn and Caity Cox had qualified as individuals with […]

Rack ‘em, stack ‘em robotics




FLINT TWP. — With its newly assembled robot for 2015 competitive season the Carman-Ainsworth High School Megatron Oracles First Robotics Team 314 racked and stacked their way to a first place finish in a qualifying district meet last weekend at Kettering University, according to a press release. Competing against 40 other teams, Team 314 successfully guided their robot through the […]

So long, Ndamukong




Editor’s note: The Fat Guy is on vacation this week. Well, all of the speculation regarding the future of Detroit Lions’ defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh finally came to a close this week. After weeks of will he or won’t he, it became public that he clearly won’t be sporting Honolulu blue and silver this fall. In the words of LeBron […]

CAHS 10th-grader is county spelling bee finalist




FLINT TWP. — Of eight Carman- Ainsworth High School spelling bee winners representing grades 9-12, one student has emerged as a finalist in the Genesee County Regional Championship Bee to be held Monday, March 16 at the Erwin L. Davis Education Center. 2413 W Maple Ave. That finalist is Hamza Jafari, a tenth grader, who will compete for the grades […]

DNR reminds snowmobilers of sound decibel limits

Noncompliance could damage Michigan’s nationally recognized trail program

Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources remind snowmobilers that state law does have decibel limits for snowmobiles. Officers in the western Upper Peninsula have been working patrols targeting sound violations in response to numerous complaints from landowners and others who live near snowmobile trails. Under Michigan law, the muffler on a snowmobile must be in good working […]