Remembering my life as a country boy

I’ve lived in the suburbs of Flint my entire life. As a kid I was sort of a country boy, I grew up in the middle of 72 acres, surrounded by woods, farm fields and an apple orchard. I spent my summers exploring the woods and fields, shooting bottles with my slingshot or BB gun, playing outside from morning until […]



Ford, America’s truck leader, has been named Best Overall Truck Brand for the third year in a row by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Ford has earned the honor seven out of eight times Kelley Blue Book has presented the award. F-150 helped Ford win the award for 2016, as truck shoppers ranked Ford highest among all truck brands. The 2016 […]

Come out and play

FLINT TWP. — The 18th Annual Carman- Ainsworth All District Band & Orchestra Concert will be striking up at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2 in the High School Gymnasium. As in years past, all C-A teachers, administrators, support staff, parents and alumni are being invited to participate in the “Mass Band” selections that are played at the end of […]

2016-03-31 E-Edition

Science fair at Kettering

GENESEE COUNTY —The 60th Annual Flint Regional Science Fair at Kettering University was held March 18-21, where 307 students brought their projects to share their ideas and what they learned with judges, other students and visitors to the fair. FRSF serves students in grades 4-12 from Bay, Genesee, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St Clair and Tuscola counties and high school […]

Good Friday

FLINT TWP.— For more than 2,000 years, millions of Christians have walked the Via Dolorosa, aka the Road of Sorrow, which traces the path that Jesus Christ trod on the final days of His earthly life. Likewise, last Friday many of the faithful visited the chapel of the West Flint Church of the Nazarene on Dye Road for its annual […]

Twp. board supports naming of pond

FLINT TWP. — If all goes well, a placid stretch of water visible from Calkins Road, just west of Graham Road – home to swans, fish and other aquatic wildlife – will have an official name. Since the 1960s, locals have called it Baillie’s pond in reference to the family who built and has maintained it for more than 50 […]

In brief

Genealogical Society planning research trip GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Genealogical Society is sponsoring a genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne from May 10 to 11. Bus fare is $45 for non-members, $40 for members. The cost does not include lodging at the Super 8, which is offering a special group rate, or meals. […]

C-A schools seeking new superintendent

FLINT TWP. —After 12 years with the district including the past four at the helm, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Dr. Steve Tunnicliff has resigned his position, effective June 3. He will begin a new job as associate superintendent for the Genesee Intermediate School District, beginning June 6, according to his letter of resignation submitted to the school board last week. The school […]

State loan leverages job creation, private investment in Flint

LANSING — A Flint company will purchase equipment, supplies, make building improvements and hire new employees as a result of Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s participation in a $200,000 term loan initiated by Metro Community Development. The loan is part of an ongoing economic development effort to help Flint’s businesses grow and create new jobs. “Reinvigorating the Flint economy requires cultivating […]