2017-02-16

County Landbank leading demolition plans




FLINT TWP. — Look for about 35 more blighted houses to be torn down over the next year and a half or so. That’s the good news delivered to the township board last week by Michele Wildman, the recently hired executive director of the Genesee County Landbank. Accompanied by Genesee County Treasurer Deb Cherry, Wildman said she previously worked in […]

In brief



Free speaking event regarding shipwreck FLINT — Tragedy and Discovery off the Shipwreck Coast: The Wreck of the Schooner NELSON, with guest speaker: Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Feb. 16, from 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.). This event is for adults and is at the Sloan Museum in Flint. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors […]

Fire Dept. issues 2016 activity report




FLINT TWP. — There were no fire fatalities in Flint Township in 2016 is among the top news to be found in the 2016 Annual Fire Activity Report prepared by Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley, who has led the departments since the previous fire chief retired in April 2015. For the second year in a row, after a long hiatus, […]

Three Cavs qualify for individual districts




BAY CITY – Carman-Ainsworth had three wrestlers place at the individual districts on Saturday. Damion Wilkes placed second at 130 lbs., Jacob Yost was fourth at 119 and Grayden Hamilton also took home a fourth place finish at 285. The top four in each weight class move on to the regional round that takes place Saturday across the area. Carman- […]

And the winner is …



The Flint Township Fire Department recently won this used fire truck at an auction with a winning bid of $24,101. They have named it Squad 16. It is a 1995 International 4900 Command/Light fire truck that was sold by the Davison Fire Department. through Repocast of Flint. Some lettering on the truck has yet to be completed but otherwise it […]

Carman-Ainsworth boys still undefeated in Valley




FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team took one more step away from the chase pack as it upped its record to 14-1 overall, 8-0 SVL South with a 61-48 win over a short-staff Davison squad last Friday. The Cavs have one loss on the season, against Clarkston on Jan. 3, and kept their composure against a different-look Davison squad […]

Township board approves appointments




FLINT TWP. — As part of an initiative to beef up economic development activity, the township board has approved several appointees to its Economic Development Corporation (EDC) The board also named two alternates for the Zoning Board of Appeals and appointed a new member to the Board of Review which is set hold several hearings next month to take assessment […]

Lady Cavs clinch back-to-back SVL South titles




FLINT – A solid 63-36 win over Davison clinched the outright Saginaw Valley League South title for the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team, its second in two seasons. Carman-Ainsworth led by one, 11-10, after the first quarter but blew up the scoreboard outscoring Davison 13-3 in the second to increase its cushion 24-13 by halftime. Davison tried to erase as much […]

Rotary honors Students of the Month



FLINT TWP. — Jonathan Powell and Jahanna Miller-Thompson, both seniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School, were selected as January Students of the Month by the Genesee Valley Rotary Club. Jonathan was recommended by Jennifer Hartman, his social studies teacher and C-AHS principal Debbie Davis. He is enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership (DEEP) Medical Sciences Program as a dual enrollment […]

Youth hunt carries tradition forward

DNR, hunting groups work to preserve hunting legacy; kids have fun

IONIA COUNTY — For many decades, passing on the skills and knowledge of the hunting tradition from adults to youth has been a meaningful and vitally important part of our heritage in Michigan. Today, the practice continues, often with the help and support of hunters’ groups and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. One fine example of seeing this process […]


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