Gearing up for 29th auto show in Detroit

DETROIT — The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is roaring to life this weekend in downtown Detroit, starting this Saturday with The Gallery, a private event featuring fine food and an up-close look at the world’s most exclusive automobiles. Tickets are $500 per person to join the guest list of movers and shakers attending the event held at […]


Carman-AinsworthMontrose Holiday Duals12-28-16 LAKEVILLE 30, CARMAN-AINSWORTH 42 103: Double forfeit; 112: Brijesh Kumar (CA) over Irene Pyonk (LV) by fall 1:08; 119: Jacob Yost (CA) over Zach Young (LV) by dec. 7-4 ; 125: Cheng Yang (CA) over Jaden Rankin (LV) by fall 1:15 ; 130: Scott Williams (LV) over (CA) by forfeit ; 135: Nathan Peterson (CA) over Jacob […]

Longtime township treasurer passes away

FLINT TWP. — “It is shouting time in Heaven” declared the obituary for Sandra Wright, five-term township treasurer who passed away Christmas Eve. Wright died after attending a Christmas cantata at her church, which was one of her favorite places, according to the obituary. Wright retired as township treasurer in 2012 after 20 years of service. Elected in 1992 in […]

Lady Cavaliers sit atop Saginaw Valley League

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team has a two-game lead over Lapeer in the Saginaw Valley League and re-starts the season tomorrow after the long holiday break. A road trip isn’t the way most teams want to pick play back up, but the Cavs are headed to take on Saginaw Heritage at 7 p.m. at Heritage. During […]

Fire station No. 2 not left in the dark

FLINT TWP. — When it comes to power outages, Flint township fire station no. 2 on Flushing Road was not much better off than most businesses and residents. The station was using a small gas generator that did not support the entire station, according to Flint Township Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. But things will be different now that the […]

Focus on safety continues with winter rules changes

EAST LANSING– Seasons are underway for teams participating in 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) sponsors postseason tournaments, with a continuing focus on safety highlighting rules changes taking effect with the first days of competition, as announced by the MHSAA on December 6. Basketball, wrestling and ice hockey are among sports with noticeable changes […]

Township mailing gets upgrade

FLINT TWP. — After being a workhorse for five years, the township’s Neopost postal meter broke down in the middle of mailing out winter tax bills.causing mailing issues while it was out for major repair, said Clerk Kathy Funk. The township board has unanimously approved Funk’s request to replace the equipment. The lease on the technologically dated Neopost postal machine […]

Lions slide into playoffs

Fat Guy Corner

The whirlwind of football games has dwindled down and the college season is down to Clemson and Alabama for the national title. I will get back to that game later. The NFL season is down to 12 teams looking to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February. The Detroit Lions took the backdoor entrance in to the playoffs. The Green Bay […]

Twp. board continues FANG support

FLINT TWP. — The township is sticking with its membership in the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) despite more municipal partners pulling out, most recently the City of Flint. To continue its participation in the multi-jurisdictional drug-fighting organization, the township board recently unanimously approved paying annual dues of $40,972.39. Flint Township has participated in FANG since its inception in the […]

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Offers Technology Features to Help Drivers Maximize Efficiency

The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – the industry’s first electrified minivan – is rated to deliver a range of 33 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery and earned a fuel economy rating of 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. But Pacifica Hybrid’s technological capability goes […]