2017-02-02

Sign of early spring?



Today’s forecast called for mostly cloudy skies, which means there is a good chance that, according to folklore, the groundhog will not see its shadow and spring will come early. But whether or not the rodent meteorologist sees his shadow today, the recent January thaw brought a sign of early spring in the form of potholes. Since this photo was […]

Senior Citizens dance date changed



FLINT TWP. — The Senior Center, 2071 Graham Road, has changed the date of its Dance Night. The event has been rescheduled from 6- 8 p.m. on Friday, February 24. It will feature music by the Fairlanes and Devilles, an oldies band. Tickets are $5 each. Pop and pizza-by-the-slice will be sold for $1 each. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. […]

Businessman, more residents still pushing for light fix




FLINT TWP. — About a year has passed since Kevin Stiff first began complaining to the township board about street light outages. Speaking during public comment at several township board meetings, Stiff, who is both a township business owner and a resident, said he feels like “a broken record” because he is not seeing much progress. At the most recent […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents Little Miss Dangerous, Cybil & The Beast, Kixster and Convergence Theory, Feb. 3. There is a $5 charge at the door. No presales. Ventana, with special guests Psychostick, As Summer Dies and Plethora, will perform Feb. 10. Tickets are $10 in advance and […]

C-A middle schoolers racking up robotics victories




FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics teams brought home four of the six trophies from the VEX Robotics Competition Starstruck held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Cranbrook Kingswood Boys Middle School in Bloomfield Hills. They came out on top again on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Nissan VEX Starstruck Qualifier held at the Nissan Technical Center North […]

Subtle adjustment pushes Cavaliers past Lapeer



LAPEER An adjustment at halftime by Carman-Ainsworth coach Jay Witham proved to be the difference in Carman-Ainsworth’s 51-42 victory over Lapeer Friday night. Heading into halftime the Lightning trailed the Cavaliers just 29-28. Drew Knickerbocker had all but 10 of Lapeer’s 28 points in the first half. Four of Knickerbocker’s field goals in the first half came from beyond the […]

Historical horror mystery penned by English professor



OWOSSO — The public is invited to a book signing for Jeffery Carey Jr., of Otisville and a Baker College professor, Monday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Baker College’s Owosso campus. Carey, an English and general studies professor, has written the historical horror mystery, “The Reflection of Elias Dumont.” The event will be held in the Academic […]

Lady Cavs stage come-from-behind win over Lapeer




LAPEER – A battle between the No. 1 and No. 2 girls’ basketball teams in the Saginaw Valley League on Friday turned into just that as Carman-Ainsworth overcame a 17-point deficit in the third quarter to take the 54-47 win. “This was a huge come back against a very good Lapeer team who was in second place in the SVL […]

Trustee donates 1907 county atlas to township archives




FLINT TWP. — History buffs or researches interested in seeing what the county and township looked like more than 100 years ago can now find a handy resource at the Flint Township Hall. A 1907 “Standard Atlas of Genesee County, Michigan,” has been added to the historical artifacts and keepsakes displayed in glass-front cabinets in the township hall auditorium. The […]

Brady or Ryan: Who will deliver the title?

Fat Guy Corner

The two week wait for Super Bowl LI is close to being over with. The kickoff between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will be around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Houston. The boys from Las Vegas have installed the New England Patriots as threepoint favorites. I know many people across the world who don’t normally watch football will watch […]