Financial Plus hosts 9th annual Pink Night event

FLINT – Financial Plus Credit Union will kick off the 9th annual Pink Night event, a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser, on Oct. 1 from 5-11 p.m. at Blackstone’s Pub & Grill “As a community focused credit union, Financial Plus looks forward to hosting Pink Night every year. Most everyone has been impacted by a family member, friend, neighbor […]

In brief

Fish boil at church GRAND BLANC — A Swedish Fish Boil will be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, G-7234 Fenton Road, on Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. sponsored by the VASA Viking Lodge #730 a non-profit organization. Cost is $10 per person. An RSVP is necessary, so call 810-694-9188 or 810-730-1401. — G.G. Kidney Cancer Support group to meet […]

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome baaaaack

FLINT TWP. — Tuesday, September 8, is the first day of school for students in the Carman-Ainsworth School District. Back-to-school information posted on the district’s web site includes start times, lunch prices, bus route information and the Open House schedule. Lunch prices for the 2015-16 school year will be $2 for elementary school students and $2.45 for secondary students. A […]

Cavaliers wrangle Mustangs in soccer

CLIO — 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 the Mustangs was Brendan Beasinger. “It was a tough physical game on both sides. Our effort was there,” said Carman-Ainsworth coach Jay Witham. “We gave up a fluke first goal when our goalie tried […]

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 […]