Eighth-graders begin high school years

FLINT TWP.— The Class of 2019 has stepped into high school. Carman-Ainsworth Middle School held its’ annual eighth grade Celebration on Friday, May 29th at Carman-Ainsworth High School, attended by many friends and family. This year, middle-school Principal, Kevin Summey opened the event, while students led the rest of the ceremony, according to Sandra Worthing, eighth grade history teacher. Students […]

Cavs’ golfer shoots 88 in regional

MIDLAND — Haywood Petty’s high school golf career came to an end last Friday in the Div. 1 regional at Currie Golf Course. The Carman-Ainsworth senior shot 88 in the 12-team, 72-player field to finish 13 strokes out of the third and final individual qualifying spot for the state finals. Petty was making his first appearance in the regional after […]

Vic Canever announces “Canever Car Show” dates

FENTON — For the fourth year running, Vic Canever Chevrolet is hosting a Summer full of car shows, with the next show taking place, June 18, from 3-8 p.m. The car shows are held on the dealership grounds, located at 3000 Owen Road in Fenton. All classic cars, hot rods and antique automobiles are welcome at the event. Participants will […]

Sports Shorts

Gus Macker coming GRAND RAPIDS — The annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will invade Grand Rapids this year on the campus of Kenowa Hills High Schools June 6-7. It’s a homecoming of sorts for the tournament, which began 42 years ago when Mitch and Scott McNeal held the first tournament in their driveway in Lowell. The inaugural tournament was […]

Demo/rebuild underway at Speedway on Linden

FLINT TWP. — Demolition began Monday on the Speedway gas station at Linden and Corunna roads, making way for a total rebuild of the gas station and convenience store. The project is expected to take about three months to complete, according to a site plan review approved in mid-December by the township Planning Commission. Plans calls for demolition of the […]

I picks Warriors, Blackhawks & Pharoah, who you got?

Fat Guy Corner

The NBA and NHL finals are set in wood and ice. The Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will take on the Golden State Warriors on the hardwood. Stephen Curry will lead the way for the Golden State Warriors. I don’t know what it is about the NBA Finals I find so intriguing, but I find it super intriguing. Let’s be […]

Burton resident appointed to Genesee Health System board

BURTON — Bob Long, training coordinator for Glaziers/Glass Workers Local 826, was recently appointed by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to the Genesee Health System (GHS) board. The board is made up of commissioners along with leaders from the community. Long’s appointment began in April and runs through 2018. “I approached the commissioners concerning this appointment because I believe […]

Div. 1 track and field finals

5-30-15 at Rockford BOYS Team scoring (top 25): Saline 71, East Kentwood 52.5, Monroe 36, Ypsilanti Lincoln 27, Grand Blanc 26, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 25, Westland John Glenn 24, Grand Ledge 23, Traverse City Central 20, Oxford 20, Okemos 19, Oak Park 16, Farmington 16, Davison 15, Beverly Hills Groves 15, Warren DeLaSalle 14, White Lake Lakeland 13, Clinton […]

In brief

Flint & Genesee CVB to Hit the Road for Back to Bricks Promo Tour FLINT — The Back to the Bricks Promotional Tour is gearing up to hit the road, and the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau is hitching a ride. On June 12-16, the CVB will join a long caravan of classic cars during the Back to […]

Michigan confirms state’s first case of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging white-tailed deer

LANSING — The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Tuesday, May 26, confirmed that a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. This is the first time the disease has been found […]