2016-01-21

In brief



Salvation Army at 89 percent of goal FLINT – A shortened holiday ringing season at some retailers took their toll on the Genesee County Salvation Army annual Red Kettle Campaign. The nonprofit came up $90,000 short of its $815,000 goal, the first time we have seen the organization fall significantly short. “People, understandably so, were in a hurry. They wanted […]

Low-calorie foods that still fill you up



Hunger can be a difficult hurdle to clear for people looking to lose weight. While nutritious foods don’t lack for taste, many people adapting to new diets featuring healthy, low-calorie foods find themselves still hungry after meals, making it difficult for them to stay the course and reach their weightloss goals. Some low-calorie foods may contribute to hunger pangs, but […]

Benefit to help former C-A soccer player with medical bills




FLINT TWP. — A benefit to raise funds to help pay medical bills for Savanna Lacey, a 2012 graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School, is being planned for 1-6 p.m., Jan. 31 at Sherman’s Lounge, 4211 Fenton Road, Lacey, 21, a former standout C-A soccer goalie, is recovering from brain surgery and a seven-week hospital stay. “They called her a miracle […]

Community mourns township officer killed in I-75 crash




FLINT TWP. — Funeral services were held on Tuesday for a Flint Township officer who died Friday, January 15, in an early morning traffic accident on the freeway. Steven Garrett Parker, 48, of Fenton, a 15-year veteran of the township police force, was killed when the Jeep he was driving crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer, according to […]

In brief



UM-Flint expands ice rink hours, offers skate rental FLINT – Just two weeks after the opening of the historic UM-Flint Ice Rink, the university already is seeing just how much people love it. Hundreds of people already have hit the ice, drawing fans from throughout the area to join students, faculty and staff at the UM-Flint Ice Rink. Many skaters […]

Senior dance



Patrons of the Flint Township Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road took a stroll down memory lane, dancing to the oldies at the first senior dance last Friday night. Music was provided by The Fairlanes & The DeVilles, a ‘50s rock and roll band. Marie Conway, the center’s oldest member, said the music brought back memories of her son Bob […]

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 […]