C-A pioneering K-12 STEM curriculum next fall

FLINT TWP. — Come September, Carman-Ainsworth Schools will offer a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum to students at every grade level. Carman-Ainsworth will become the first district in Michigan to implement Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum in all of its buildings – K-12, said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs, providing […]

Fat Guy has his crystal ball out and the Preakness winner is …

The 140th running of the Preakness Stakes is Saturday. The Preakness is the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The horse who won the Kentucky Derby, American Pharaoh, will be looking for that second win. The pursuit of the Triple Crown is the goal of every horse that wins the Kentucky Derby. American Pharaoh is a horse that can win […]

Blooming time

BLOOMING TIME — Temperatures finally soared into the 70s and 80s last week, cueing Mother Nature that it was time to light up the flowering trees and, unfortunately, dandelions too. But together they create a vivid, uplifting spring color show.


BASEBALL In the second game of the Mt. Morris Invitational last Saturday, the Carman- Ainsworth varsity baseball team went up against a familiar face in Flint Metro League rival Kearsley, only to end up falling 10-0 in five innings. Aaron Gagnon was 1-for-2 and Austin Yost at 1-for-3 charting the only hits for the game. Having allowed nine runs in […]

Township police sued for ‘unreasonable force’

FLINT TWP. — The family of Dominique Lewis, the young man shot and killed by a township police officer during a traffic stop last July, has filed a lawsuit against the township and the police officer. Filed April 20 in U.S. Eastern District Court in Detroit, the suit names as defendants the Charter Township of Flint and Officer Matthew Needham. […]


Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep and Ram brands aren’t afraid to get dirty and as a result cleaned up at the 21st annual “Mudfest” competition hosted by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA), with each Fiat Chrysler vehicle entered winning its respective category. In addition, the new 2015 Jeep Renegade took home top honors, being voted “Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the […]

Is the township’s medical marijuana zoning ordinance too restrictive?

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board is being asked to revise its marijuana ordinance, which was approved four years ago. Township Clerk Kim Courts provided other board members with a letter at it last meeting from the Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan, based in Howell. Dated April 20, the letter from Cannabis Attorneys addressed to the board of trustless, said that […]

Flint Firebirds Name Hennig as Director of Broadcasting & Communications

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds have named Dominic Hennig as the organization’s Director of Broadcasting and Communications. Hennig will serve as the radio, streaming and pay-per-view voice for the Flint Firebirds in their inaugural season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).   Hennig comes to Flint with eight years of hockey broadcasting experience. Most recently, Hennig was the radio […]

Flint Assembly will benefit from GM investment in Warren

FLINT — No Flint-area plants were included in GM’s recent announcement that it will invest $5.4 billion in its US operations during the next three years, including $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities. Among those, Warren Pre Production Operations (PPO) will be getting $139.5 million to expand and upgrade its facilities and that does have a Flint connection. “The Flint […]

Second NHL Veteran hired to Firebirds’ coaching staff

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that the team has agreed to terms with Dave Karpa to become the club’s assistant coach.   Karpa, 44, played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Quebec Nordiques, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers between 1992 and 2003. Drafted 68th overall by the Nordiques in the […]