2016-03-03

2015 activity report issued for fire department




FLINT TWP. — In 2014, township firefighters responded to 745 incidents – an average of 62 per month, 14 per week and two per day – according to the recently released 2015 Annual Fire Department Report. It is the first time in many years that the department has published an annual report of its activities, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike […]

In brief



United Way sponsoring free income tax service GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition kicked off its 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on February 6, offering free income tax preparation for low to moderate income families. United Way of Genesee County oversees the program. Sites include the Brennan Senior Center 1301 Pingree Avenue, […]

Whaley Children’s Center offers hope




Editor’s note: View Newspaper Group is proud to partner with Whaley Children’s Center in their annual fundraising drive by placing their donation envelope in our papers today. The following article provides information about the organization and how even small donations can make a big difference. Please consider donating to this deserving cause. FLINT — The walls of the Whaley Children’s […]

Cavs fall in conference title game




DAVISON –The Carman- Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team was fresh off of winning the Saginaw Valley League-South when it faced Saginaw in the SVL title game last Friday at Davison. Despite the adversity of facing one of the top teams in the boys’ basketball arena, the Cavs came in hitting on all cylinders after recent victories over Midland and Flint […]

Ready to vote



Elections are one-day events for voters but the township clerk spends many weeks getting ready. These voting machines for use by blind and disabled voters were among those being tested in recent weeks to ensure proper function on election day. The Help America Vote Act (HAVA), signed into law in 2002 requires that at least one accessible voting machine be […]

Lady Cavaliers face district host St. Johns




ST. JOHNS – Carman-Ainsworth had a tough opening assignment in the Class A district girls’ basketball tournament Wednesday night, taking on host St. Johns in a semifinal game. The Lady Cavs went into the game with their best regular-season record (15-5) in at least a decade but were facing a St. Johns team that was 18-3 after blowing out winless […]

CAHS Robotics team ready to defend its “Stronghold”




FLINT — Kettering University has hosted local robotics tournaments for several years but those coming up over the next two weekends came with an advisory about the Flint water crisis. Kettering will host two district tournaments – March 3-5 and March 10-12 at its campus recreation center. Both are free and open to the public. Tournament instructions for visiting teams […]

My favorite time of the year March has arrived




The calendar has changed and the month of March is here. This is without question my favorite month of the year. This is the month where more pretenders are separated from contenders than at any other time of year. From men’s and women’s college basketball, to boys and girls state tournament hoops, the cream will rise to the top. But […]

One dead in Monday apartment shooting



FLINT TWP. — On Feb. 29 at approximately 6:20 pm, Flint Township Police Officers responded to Hunters Ridge Apartments for a shooting in the parking lot. First responding officers found Antonio Watkins, a 25-year-old Flint Township resident, lying in the parking lot outside an apartment building. Officers also received information that a second victim, a 24 year old City of […]

SCF hockey begins regional play



BAY CITY – The Swartz Creek/Clio/Flushing hockey team, (12-10), opened the postseason at the Bay County Civic Arena in Bay City on Wednesday, following VIEW deadlines, against the winner of Bay City, 6-20-1, and Saginaw Swan Valley (13- 12). If SCF won, it move on to Saturday’s regional title game against Grand Blanc. 1-24, which beat Kearsley/ Brandon/Holly 2-17 in […]


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