2016-12-01

State Police, Kroger join forces to feed 100 families



GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police (MSP) and Kroger partnered to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 100 Michigan families including residents of Genesee County. Ten Kroger stores in central and southeast Michigan donated the food for local families identified by MSP Community Service Troopers (CSTs). Participating MSP posts included Flint, Lapeer, Lansing, Jackson, Monroe, Brighton, Metro North, Metro South, Lapeer, […]

Koegel tops write-in votes




FLINT TWP. — The write-in votes have been tallied and certified and it is now official that Lisa Koegel has won the open seat on the Carman-Ainsworth Schools Board of Education, according to Genesee County election results. Koegel was one of three candidates vying for a six-year term. Voters cast 889 write-in ballots for the position. Koegel topped the list […]

Twp. board amends budget




FLINT TWP. — In a 4-2 vote, the township board amended its 2016-17 budget by $82,259. The board passed a two-year budget last year. An amendment was needed because the Municipal Fund and five departments in General Fund were expected to exceed their 2016 allocation, according to a memo from Beth Takacs, controller. The estimated overages are: – $49,901 for […]

MCC to hold Saturday registration in Flint

Events Dec. 3, Jan. 7

FLINT – To help students complete the necessary steps toward enrollment, Mott Community College (MCC) will be open on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Saturday Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flint Campus. Saturday hours give current and prospective students an opportunity to complete enrollment processes for the winter semester, which begins Saturday, Jan. 14. “Our goal […]

Special Save & Share Event raises $33,000 for local charities



FLINT – Family-owned Skaff Furniture-Carpet One promoted it as their biggest sale of the year, but the Save & Share Saturday Event managed to exceed all expectations. “Not only was it our biggest sale of this year … it turned out to be the biggest one-day event in our entire 105- year history,” said an elated Dick Skaff. “Hundreds of […]

Flint Firebirds to host Old Newsboys Ugly Sweater Night



GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Firebirds will be taking on the Niagara Ice Dogs Friday, December 2 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. The evening will be Ugly Sweater Night with proceeds of the Jersey Sales and 50/50 tickets benefiting the Old Newsboys of Flint, Inc. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Get your tickets now and support […]

Michigan K-12 Arts educators awarded $40,000 in bus grants



GENESEE COUNTY — Carman- Ainsworth was one of 13 local schools awarded a 2016-17 transportation grant from the Arts & Culture Trek grant program, according to a November 18 press release. Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), announced the grants totaling $40,000 to be awarded to schools statewide to subsidize the […]

Holmes fills multiple roles for Spartans



UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. – Carman-Ainsworth grad and Michigan State University linebacker/ running back Gerald Holmes continues to fill multiple roles for the Spartans. In MSU’s loss to Penn State last Saturday, Holmes made six carries for 23 yards and made two receptions for five yards. Penn State beat MSU 45-12 to move on to face Wisconsin in the Big 10 […]

Raffle location delays gaming license app




FLINT TWP. — With questions about the location of proposed activities, the township board postponed taking action on a nonprofit’s request to support its state application for a charitable gaming license. The applicant, CMB Basketball provided proof of its tax-exempt status granted by the Internal Revenue Service. In a letter to the board, CMB organizers explained that they would like […]

Locals earn All-State in golf




BATH – The Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association lauded the area’s best players at its annual banquet on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Eagle Eye Golf Course at Hawk Hollow. Making the Div. 1 cut were Kamryn Johnston of Davison and Cammi Lucia of Grand Blanc. Flushing’s Kerri Parks landed on the Super Team and also earned Div. 2 All Academic […]


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