2016-01-21

Time to speak up about township parks and recreation



FLINT TWP. — The board will hold two public hearings in the next few weeks in the process of updating its five-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The final hearing is scheduled for the township board’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. on February 16. Meantime, as of January 11, the draft of the 2016-20 master plan is available for public […]

Election year is cranking up



FLINT TWP. — Polls for the Presidential Primary Election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 8, according to township Clerk Kim Courts in a public notice posted online. Tuesday, February 9 is the last day to register to vote in the March primary, she said. The Elections Department is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 […]

Cavalier boys win in unfriendly territory




FLUSHING – Omari Duncan lit up the floor on Tuesday with seven field goals and a 3-pointer as the Carman- Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team earned a 53-31 non-league victory at Genesee County rival Flushing. While the Raiders were able to counter with a 13-point performance from Joe Kujat, the Cavaliers sported a 9-3 offensive advantage in the first quarter […]

Freed at last

Former Marine with local ties released from Iranian prison


FLINT TWP. — After four and a half years in an Iranian prison, Amir Hekmati, formerly of Flint Township, was one of four Americans released in a prisoner exchange last week. Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee represents the Hekmati family in Congress and has fought tirelessly for Amir’s release. “Amir Hekmati is coming home,” Kildee, said in a press release. “I […]

Annual Free Fishing Weekend set for Feb. 13,14



LAPEER COUNTY — Michigan is home to some outstanding fishing, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes, and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division strives to engage as many individuals as possible in our state’s vast recreational opportunities, and provides special times […]

Obama declares state of emergency in Flint water crisis




GENESEE COUNTY — The city of Flint, once famous worldwide as Vehicle City, now finds itself thrust onto the world stage as the site of a contaminated water crisis that has generated controversy and left thousands of residents without safe drinking water. On Saturday, President Barack Obama granted the request Gov. Rick Snyder’s made Jan. 14 to declare a federal […]

Outdoor Calendar



Jan. 23 Lapeer VFW Post 4139 Men’s Auxiliary 4th annual Sportsman Dinner. Tickets: $25, includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverage, dessert and chance for door prizes. Gun and bucket raffles and ladies prizes. Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center Street. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit veterans. Details: Tom Dennis at 810-614-1358 or 664-9222. Feb. 13 […]

In brief



Annual elementary school dances coming soon FLINT TWP. — Dye/Randels and Rankin/ Dillon elementary schools are getting ready for their annual Daddy/Daughter & Mothers/Son dances. Dye/Randels will host its 9th annual dance on Feb. 5 from 6-8 pm. The Rankin/Dillon Elementary dance is on Feb. 6 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $20 per couple and $3 for each additional child. […]

Ice cold Firebirds lose 10th straight




OTTAWA – Despite outshooting the Ottawa 67’s 31-27, the Flint Firebirds recorded their 10th straight loss on the road on Sunday 4-1. There were no goals scored until the final two minutes of the first period as Ottawa’s Dante Salituro broke the deadlock with a power-play goal. Just 1:18 into the second frame, Salituro did it once again, also on […]

State releases 2015 report on Student Safety Program



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools are among those in the state actively promoting the state’s OK2Say student safety initiative. With a motto to “Stop the Silence, Help End the Violence,” OK2Say received more than 2,000 student tips in 2015, according to a press release last week from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. Schuette announced the 2015 results along with Michigan […]