Schools: No clowning around

FLINT TWP. — Because of the nationwide scary clown craze, Carman- Ainsworth Schools Superintendent Eddie Kindle recently posted an advisory Letter for Parents and Guardians on the district’s website. C-A schools has not received any threats or had any confirmed clown sightings but is taking a proactive stance to reassure families about steps taken to ensure student safety and to […]

Coaches, athletes mentor students on leadership

GRAND BLANC – It was an opportunity of a lifetime for several area students to gain many different perspectives on leadership last Wednesday at the Genesys Athletic Club in Grand Blanc. Some of the best coaches and athletes from around the Flint area showed up to mentor the group of young student athletes from 22 different high schools. The cast […]

In brief

Name change committee meeting tonight FLINT TWP. — A committee being formed to explore the idea of changing the township’s name is due to meet again at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday October 20. at the township hall. Other proposed meeting dates are November 17 and December 8 at the same time and place. All meetings are open to the public. […]

Cleveland – City of Champs

Fat Guy Corner

The American League baseball playoffs are a complete shocker to me. The Cleveland Windians (a great play on words if I do say so myself) are up a stunning 3-0 on the Toronto Blue Jays. The Tribe’s starting pitching has shut down the bats faster than I can run to the kitchen on a commercial break. Where are the explosive […]

Halloween haunts: Monster Mash, haunted tunnel, trunk-or-treat coming up

ALL AREAS — The witching hour is nearly upon us and some area groups are conjuring up a few fun Halloween happenings to help all the ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties get into the spirit of the season. The Monster Mash family dance party has become a Halloween-time tradition in Swartz Creek. The event takes place from 6 p.m. […]

Cavs capture league crown by beating undefeated Dow

MIDLAND — Carman -Ainsworth’s varsity football team beat previously undefeated Midland Dow on its own turf last Friday night to capture the Saginaw Valley League-Blue title, 34-27. The win was the fifth in a row for the Cavaliers after losing two of their first three contests this season. The sixth victory of the year accomplished plenty for Carman-Ainsworth as it […]

Genesys presents Boo Dash fundraiser on Oct. 22

GRAND BLANC — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC )presents its first Boo Dash fundraising event, open to everyone of all ages. The Boo Dash will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 5 p.m. The event features a 5K run (with or without costume) around the nature trails and grounds of Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Health Park campus, admission to a […]


CROSS COUNTRY Both the Cavaliers’ boys and girls finished in eighth in the large school race of the Kayla O’Mara Invitational at Goodrich on Saturday. The boys had 259 points and the girls 247. Mikaiah Holbrook led the girls in 62nd in 24:09.00, Mikayla Holbrook was 64th in 24:20.62, Bailey Curtis was 65th in 24:27.73 and Rayven Brantley was 67th […]

Pink Night Palooza a big success

The first-ever Pink Night Palooza event took place on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Holiday Inn & Gateway Centre in Flint. Tons of community supporters headed out for a night of fun and fundraising at the event, which was announced earlier this spring when Financial Plus Credit Union’s Pink Night fundraiser teamed up with Hurley Foundation’s Pink Palooza fundraiser. The […]

Firebirds split pair of weekend games

FLINT – So far in the 2016-17 Ontario Hockey League season, the Flint Firebirds have shown that the core of their roster is young but talented and that was on display throughout the weekend. Most recently, however, the Firebirds lost a 5-3 contest at the Dort Federal Event Center to the visiting Barrie Colts. Ty Dellandrea gave Flint a 1-0 […]