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 […]

In brief

Township meetings FLINT TWP. — The township board’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. The meeting was pushed back one day due to Presidents Day when offices will be closed. Also, the township’s Suggestion Committee is scheduled to meet again at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The group will discuss the pros and cons […]


SWIM AND DIVE The Cavaliers’ swim team faced Flint Powers and Lapeer in a dual meet on Feb. 7, with Carman-Ainsworth defeating Lapeer 89-87 and falling to Flint Powers 108-62. Against Powers, Natalie Cook was second in 2:11.29 in the 200 free, Connor Heaton was fifth in 2:29.33 and Andrew Fox was sixth in 2:42.50. In the 200 IM, Katie […]

New MW Gallery exhibit explores uncertainty in times of upheaval

FLINT — MW Gallery is beginning the new year with a new exhibition titled, “Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from the Mott-Warsh Collection.” The exhibit, featuring over 40 works of art, examines many of the national and international social and political issues of the day through the work of abstractionists, photojournalists, figurative and conceptual artists represented in the […]

Firebirds win five of six, move into seventh place

FLINT – The last two weeks have been huge for the Flint Firebirds, winning five of their last six and registering a point in the past six. That was capped off with a 4-2 win over the Guelph Storm at the Dort Federal Event Center on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a hat trick from Ryan Moore. His first goal came […]

MCC Offers Health Sciences Career Night

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will hold its Health Sciences Career Night, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Curtice-Mott Building Room 2203 on the Flint campus. To register for the event, go to www.mcc.edu/health_ sciences/ Current and prospective students can learn about high demand Health Science career programs available at MCC, including occupational Associate degree pathways, transferrable degrees, […]

Mr. I was a special man

Fat Guy Corner

The passing of Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers owner, Mike Ilitch, last Friday night was a sad moment for the city of Detroit. Ilitch is the man who started a Little Caesars franchise in Garden City in 1959 with his wife, Marian, and turned it into the biggest pizza empire in the world. The slogan “Pizza, Pizza” is forever […]

The Salvation Army recognizes Skaff, Heidebreicht-Benson, with awards

GENESEE COUNTY — Dick Skaff has been named the 2016 Jack Hamady Humanitarian Award Recipient, while Chris Heidebreicht- Benson received the 2016 Hands of Mercy Award at the Salvation Army’s recent Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner. The prestigious Jack Hamady award was created in honor of Hamady’s entire life, based on the theory that hard work breeds success. Advisory Board President, […]


The Mopar brand continues the celebration of its 80th anniversary with the introduction of the limited-edition Mopar ‘17 Dodge Challenger. The vehicle offers a pair of hand-painted, custom, show car trim options. Only 80 models will be available in Pitch Black/Contusion Blue, with another 80 in Pitch Black/Billet Silver, in a nod to 80 years of the Mopar brand. The […]