Officer’s resignation reduces staffing level

FLINT TWP. — Despite a recent hiring spate, it could be the first of the year before the township police force gets up to full strength. A recent resignation of a probationary officer has dropped staffing levels back down to 36. The department is budgeted for 40 officers. Four new probationary officers were sworn in on October 5 and are […]

Area dealership rallying in response to water crisis

GRAND BLANC – In light of the current public health emergency for Flint City water customers, the Al Serra Auto Plaza has designated their service departments as drop-off locations for bottled water. In return for a donation of 12 or more water bottles in an unopened and sealed case or four sealed one gallon containers, Al Serra is offering free […]

C-A sleuths solving suspicious death mystery

FLINT TWP. — Whodunnit? Or whatdunnit? That’s what students are trying to figure out in a new Principles of Biomedical Science course at Carman- Ainsworth High School where they will spend the school year investigating a staged crime scene. In this case, it definitely wasn’t Col. Mustard with a candlestick in the billiard room or Professor Plum with a lead […]

1954 Skylark donated to Sloan Museum Collection

FLINT — Sloan Museum welcomes a 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible to its collection of more than 100 vehicles. There were only 836 Skylarks made in 1954, all made in Flint, and there are probably fewer than 100 survive today. At the end of September, Curator Jeremy Dimick drove from Flint, Michigan, to Grants, New Mexico, to add the 1954 Buick […]

Twp. firefighters getting new pagers

FLINT TWP. — Like doctors who make house calls, firefighters carry pagers that go everywhere they go in order to be reached whenever an emergency rises. As a result the equipment gets dirty and takes a beating, said Assistant Chief Mike Burkley in his recent request to buy new ones. “We have not bought pagers in about five years,’’ he […]

In brief

Citizens for Animal Rescue to hold fundraiser Oct. 31 MONTROSE — The first Halloween Dog Costume Competition fundraiser is being held to purchase items for a K-9 care package to be sent to a military dog currently serving in the Middle East, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held at Montrose Orchards, 12473 Seymour Rd. Registration […]

Crowning glory

My’a Smith and Isaac Young, both seniors, were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime festivities at the Carman-Ainsworth High School Homecoming game on October 9. M’ya and Isaac were the top vote getters in a field of five candidates who vied for the coveted crowns.

Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure

It was beautiful day Sunday morning, the colors of fall trying to cling to the trees long enough to give us the full palette all at once, orange, brown, green, red and yellow. My dog Ted is a mutt. He’s a lab/ retriever mix, and we thought he perhaps had a little chow-chow in him because of his black-spotted tongue, […]

Flint Township board approves tax collection

FLINT TWP. — As required by law, the township board passed a resolution for collection of its total authorized tax levy for December 1, 2015 including millages for operating, roads, fire, police and public safety. Per township assessor William E. Fowler, they are: 4.6423 mills for Operating 0.5000 mills for Road Improvement 0.2500 mills for Fire Equipment 0.5000 mills for […]

Leaders in action

Carman-Ainsworth volleyball coach Barb Hurand conducts a roundtable discussion on leadership through social media during Wednesday’s Genesys Athletic Club/Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame Leadership Mentoring Program in Grand Blanc. The club hosted some 220 student-athletes representing 24 local high schools in a morning long program designed to help student-athletes improve their leadership skills as an athlete, in the […]