ON TIME, ON BUDGET: MDOT completes Bristol Rd. roundabout

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed construction on the Bristol Road roundabout adjacent to the northbound I-75 entrance ramp and the General Motors Flint Assembly plant, according to a press release. This $3 million investment involved constructing the roundabout and reconstructing several ramps to and from I-75, as well as the driveway to the GM […]

In brief

Old Newsboys’ Christmas enrollment starting soon FLINT — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment for the Christmas Box Program, which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families since 1924. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. […]

Name-change group ready to tackle issues

FLINT TWP. — Little progress was made at the second meeting of a committee formed to explore the idea of changing the township’s name, but specific action is planned for the third meeting set for 6 p.m. November 17 when the township attorney is expected to attend. At last week’s meeting, appointed chairperson Jerry Preston explained Roberts Rules for Order […]

Cavaliers to host volleyball district

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth volley team is going to embrace the wipe-the-slateclean mantra that many schools adopt at this point in the season. At 5-23, the season looks bleak for the Lady Cavs. However, coach Barb Hurand says it matters not what the team has done to this point. “Whatever happened in the regular season is history at district time,” […]

Supervisor resumes control of sewer and water department

FLINT TWP. — Citing “a changing of the guard here,” in reference to incoming newly elected board members, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, with board approval, has resumed responsibility for the Sewer and Water Department. For the past four years, Treasurer Marsha Binelli has overseen the department with help from controller Beth Takacs. Binelli lost her position in the August primary […]

Cavaliers look for redemption at regionals

BAY CITY — The Carman-Ainsworth cross country team has had its struggles this season and will get a chance to prove itself at Saturday’s regional at Delta College. Also competing are Alpena, Bay City Western, Bay City Central, Davison, Kearsley, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Midland, Midland Dow, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw Heritage and Swartz Creek. Bay City Western comes in at […]

No contested races in township voting but write-ins are possible

FLINT TWP. — Democrat and non-partisan elected officials do not have challengers in the November 8 election and are therefore essentially shoo-ins. Three Carman-Ainsworth school board members up for reelection are uncontested and one seat is vacant, while township officials beat back challengers in the August primary to win their seats. But for the record, here are the candidates who […]

Rough start, second half scoring drought contributes

FLINT TWP. – Two fumbles in the first half by Carman-Ainsworth led to a pair of Lapeer touchdowns last Friday night as Carman-Ainsworth dropped its regular-season finale to the visiting Lightning, 24-14. The Cavaliers held Lapeer to just a field goal in the second half, but the home team was shut out after intermission and fell to 6-3 on the […]

In brief

Trick or Treating at mall FLINT TWP. — Trick or Treating at Genesee Valley Mall will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 29 when the Genesee District Library mall branch hosts its annual Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash. At 10 a.m., trick or treat bags will be handed out in front of the library (located in the […]

Grand Blanc ends Cavs’ season in district semis

GRAND BLANC – Carman- Ainsworth’s boys’ soccer season ended in the district semifinal last Thursday on a soggy field against host Grand Blanc with an 8-0 shutout loss. The Bobcats (12-5-5) took a 6-0 lead into the half and added another pair of goals in the second stanza to finish the game off. The Cavs finished the season at 1-8. […]