Bridge out, road closed

FLINT TWP. — Making a U-turn was required last week for uninformed drivers accustomed to traveling the southernmost portion of South Ballenger Highway where it connects to West 12th Street in Flint, bordering the Flint Assembly Plant and other General Motors’ facilities on Van Slyke Road. Due to a total bridge replacement, the road was closed on Tuesday, August 25, […]

Cavs show improvement at Cereal City Invite

BATTLE CREEK — The Cavaliers went 1-3 at the Cereal City Invitational Saturday. Carman- Ainsworth opened with a 25-17, 25-14 loss to Columbia Central. The Cavaliers dropped a 25-15, 25-19 decision to Battle Creek St. Phillip before defeating Delton- Kellogg 16-25, 25-22, 15-10. Carman- Ainsworth lost to Union City 25-22, 25-17 in the Bronze semifinal. Sarah Thurston had 43 assists […]

Archiving contract approved to resolve paper storage shortage

FLINT TWP. — With paper records dating back to the 1940s, the time has come for the building department to modernize its filing and storage system. An electronic archiving contract, recently unanimously approved by the township board, aims to do just that. Tracey Tucker, building director, described long-term document management issues that include inability to print large, unwieldy site plans […]

Everyone loses at some point

Fat Guy Corner

American Pharoah raced at Saratoga over the weekend in the Travers Stakes. American Pharoah came up a little short and lost to a horse named Keen Ice. Keen Ice was a 16-1 bomb that I am sure made some horse betters a lot of money. Saratoga is a track known as the “Graveyard of Favorites.” American Pharoah went to the […]

Firefighters upgrading thermal cameras

FLINT TWP. — Similar to other superheroes, firefighters need to be able to see through walls. But in their case, this lifesaving ability comes in the form of special equipment. Thermal Imaging Cameras are heat-seeking devices that can help them locate victims in a dark or smoky room, identify hotspots in a structure and even detect structural weaknesses, according to […]

Cavs fall to Bobcats in football opener

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth got off to a quick start in its football season opener last Friday but ultimately dropped a 21-14 decision to Grand Blanc in a non-league game at Cavalier Field. The Cavs took a 7-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, but Grand Blanc scored the next three touchdowns to pull ahead for good and […]

Supervisor reports on road projects

FLINT TWP. — Summer is winding down but the 2015 road construction season is going strong. Several projects started recently have targeted completion dates into the fall. Supervisor Karyn Miller gave a brief update at a recent board meeting. Projects include resurfacing of Lennon Road between Linden and Dye, including the bumpy patches in front of the Post Office. That […]


GOLF The Cavaliers finished fourth in Tuesday’s Saginaw Valley League jamboree at Lapeer Country Club, shooting 407. Mikaila Garrison carded 48 and Taylor Jarnigin 50. Carman-Ainsworth will play at Davison on Sept. 14. – D.N. SOCCER Ray Macko made six saves at Clio on Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Cavaliers from falling 2-0. Making four saves for […]

Honoring slain trooper

FLINT TWP. — Michigan State Police Trooper Chad H. Wolf of Fenton who died on Friday, August 28 as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash, was based at the Flint Township Post from July 2012 to September 2013, according to Mike Shaw, MSP public information officer. Wolf, 38, enlisted with the MSP in 2008, graduated as a […]



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