Happy 239th birthday America!

Patriotic flags fly every day at various township businesses including this group at Randy Wise Auto on Lennon Road. But the red, white and blue colors of the U.S. flag also are a staple of the Independence Day (aka Fourth of July) celebration, a federal holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, marking […]

Area athletes hit diamond once more at Bruin Classic

FLINT — For the 23rd consecutive year, Flint’s Whaley Park played host to the Bruin Club All-Star Classic, a high school All-Star game comprised of area seniors in both baseball and softball. Carman-Ainsworth’s Leon Bell was invited to play in the baseball game, but could not attend due to a prior engagement. Results from the baseball contest were not reported, […]

Ketzler Drive residents oppose street extension

FLINT TWP. — Ketzler Drive, north of Lennon Road, is a quiet dead-end street with just a few houses and very little traffic. Residents want to keep it that way. Already, they have submitted a petition to the township board asking to prevent a neighboring church from connecting to their street as a second access road. North Baptist Church, 4004 […]

Mancour champ ties Elks record

GRAND BLANC TWP. – Joe Montpas tied a 9-hole course record on the back side and pulled away to a 10-stroke victory in the Mancour Cup golf tournament Tuesday at the Flint Elks Club. The Flushing senior shot 32 on the closing nine holes and finished with a 1-under-par 71, giving him a two-day total of 141 in the Flint […]

School board OKs 2015-16 budget

FLINT TWP. — Nearly half of the Carman-Ainsworth’s Schools 2015-16 budget will be spent on instruction, which ranks among the top 20 percent of districts in the state, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent in the annual budget presentation last week. Of the approved $52,026,045 general fund budget, C-A will spend $25,196,206 (48 percent) on instruction, Parks said. “One thing we […]

Sports Shorts

Early registration for races FLINT — Early pre-registration for the 10 and 5K races at Atwood Stadium on Saturday, July 18 ends on Saturday, July 4. After that day, entrants must pay a late fee to enter. The early registration fee is $25 with a short and $15 without a shirt. Late registration is $30 with a shirt and $20 […]

C-A Board honors two outstanding employees

FLINT TWP. — Applauding People who Provide service at Level of Excellence — Carman-Ainsworth’s APPLE Awards start with confidential nominations by staff who want to recognize others for exceptional service, said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff. Cindy Hanson and Debra Duquette, who happen to be sisters, were nominated for the award for their work at Randels Elementary in the media center. Tunnicliff […]

2 Wings headed to Hall

Fat Guy Corner

The NHL Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will feature a couple of retired Detroit Red Wings. Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov will both go in to hockey’s Hall of Fame. We, as hockey fans, knew that Nicklas Lidstrom was a no brainer first ballot Hall of Famer. I mean, he won seven Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenseman […]

Firefighters’ serious fun

FLINT TWP. — A recent game of dodgeball at a Flint Township fire station was not about firefighters just having fun. It was a training exercise designed to help them practice air management by learning to control breathing while doing a physical activity, said Mike Burkley, assistant chief. Suited up in full gear including air packs (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) […]

Michigan state parks honor veterans with Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July celebrations

This Independence Day weekend (July 3-5), several Michigan state parks will offer Fireworks-Free* Fourth of July celebrations. Located farther away from urban areas that often host large local firework displays, these participating parks are ideal camping locations for veterans and others who prefer a quieter holiday celebration. The idea for the Fireworks-Free Fourth was the result of a conversation with […]