2016-04-07

C-A board selects new superintendent




FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education moved quickly to replace Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, who submitted his letter of resignation on March 22. On March 31, after a series of committee meetings and public interviews, the board unanimously decided to hire Eddie Kindle as the new superintendent. Kindle, who joined the district two years ago, is currently the […]

Curtain Call



Give a final round of applause to the cast of “Ever After” which is being called one of the best productions so far by the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Theater group. The hilarious parody of famous fairy tales was staged last week over three nights. Here is a photo of the cast.

Dutcher Road closed all summer




FLINT TWP. — For the 6,000 or so motorists accustomed to using Dutcher Road to reach the back entrance of Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, or conversely, to go to Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot and other stores on Corunna Road — there is bad news and worse news. The bad news is that on March 31, the badly deteriorating […]

Get your tickets now for C-A Education Foundation fundraiser



FLINT TWP. — In recognition of his 37-plus years of service, Richard (Dick) Lee will be the guest of honor at the 2nd Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation Community Auction & Raffle for Kids, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 E Bristol Rd, in Burton. Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) is […]

Let there be LED




FLINT TWP. — Brighter night lighting is coming to some parts of the township. On Monday, the township board approved a contract with Consumer’s Energy to replace 192 mercury vapor streetlights with equivalent wattage light-emitting diode (LED) cobra-head streetlights. The board voted four-three in favor of a budget amendment of $16,842 to cover the costs of the LED lights. Trustees […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Josh Thompson, with special guests Tweed and Dixie and the John Vance Band, April 14. Tickets are $20 in advance. Fear Factory, with special guests Soilwork, Spades and Blades and Martryd, will perform April 15.Tickets are $20 in advance. Doors open for […]

Dangerous intersection claims another life




FLINT TWP. — A 15-year-old girl from Durand was died following a crash at the intersection of S. Dye Rd and W. Court St., April 1. According to a police report, township police responded at approximately 3:24 p.m., to reports of an accident involving four vehicles — a pickup truck, a minivan, and 2 sedans. Taylor Elizabeth Kerckaert , 15, […]

Prep alumni hockey tournament coming up




LAPEER – The sixth annual Mid- Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament will take place April 8-10 at both the Polar Palace in Lapeer and Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton. The tournament will feature 23 teams representing 13 schools in Lapeer and Genesee counties. The teams are comprised of two age brackets. There will be an 18-and-over squad and a 30-andover […]

Happy trails are here again



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Trail non-motorized recreations path officially reopened last week. Though used year-round by some biking, running and walking enthusiasts, the roughly threemile long trail officially is closed from December through March 31. It was built and dedicated in October 2011 and initially started on Corunna Road and ended on Linden Road in front of Genesee […]

‘Wild’ finish for tourney!

Fat Guy Corner

The Villanova Wildcats are number one in college basketball for the 2016 season. The Wildcats took down No. 1-seeded North Carolina in an ultimate NCAA Finals thriller 77-74 on Monday. Kris Jenkins of Villanova hit a three ball at the buzzer which will live forever in NCAA Tournament history. Jenkins, who took a sweet pass from Ryan Arcidiacono on a […]


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