Refills: Three vacant buildings on Miller Road to be redeveloped

FLINT TWP. — Three vacant commercial buildings on Miller Road may soon be getting a new lease on life, according to site plans recently approved by the township Planning Commission. One of them is the former Fitness USA building at 4580 Miller Rd; near Genesee Valley Mall, which closed in September 2013 after some 33 years of operation. Another is […]

Lady Cavaliers fall in district finals

FLUSHING – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball season came to an end in the Class A district finals on Friday with a 50-39 loss to Flushing. Flushing led by one point, 13-12, after the first quarter and increased its lead to 24-17 by halftime. Carman- Ainsworth fought hard and put up a 9-8 third but Flushing answered with an 18-13 […]

Time to help choose a new twp. name

FLINT TWP. — Any resident interested in suggesting a new name for the township has until March 30 to fill out a nomination form posted on the township’s website at www.flinttownship.org. It was created by the township’s Suggestion Committee that has been meeting for about five months to explore either converting to a city, changing only the township’s name or […]

Cavaliers fall victim to fourth quarter comeback

OWOSSO — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team dropped its opening round district game on Monday to Flushing, 39-36. The loss was only the second for the Cavaliers, abruptly ending their season. Carman- Ainsworth led 13-7 after the first quarter, but Flushing answered back with a 9-6 run in the second, making the score 19-16 in favor of the Cavaliers […]

Rotary selects Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Madison Dyke and Garrett Ebert were selected by the Genesee Valley Rotary Club as the Carman-Ainsworth High School Students of the Month. Garret was dual nominated by both the English and the World Language departments. His name was first brought up by his English teacher, Judy Hillis, who said: “Garret Ebert is an excellent English student and […]


The boys’ team was at Friday’s Div. 1 state meet and concluded the day in 13th place with 3,232. As for the Lady Cavs, Caity Cox placed sixth individually with 1,172 and Montanna Andrews took 30th with 1063. – B.P.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ramped up for St. Patrick’s Day

FLINT TWP. — Wear your green and enjoy your green beer but don’t drink and drive. Police are ramping up patrols in readiness for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration period, said Police Chief George Sippert in a report to the township board. Focused on drunk driving, officers will patrol from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from March 16 through 29, […]

March Madness: The most wonderful time of the year

Fat Guy Corner

March is here and it means only one thing; the bouncing of orange basketballs. It also means buzzer beaters, tremendous comebacks, underdogs winning games they were expected to lose, and players becoming household names, many who you have never heard of before. March has become known as March Madness to most of us and it usually lives up to its […]

In brief

Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor! FLINT TWP. — Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy., is inviting the public to an event to learn about American Muslims and enjoy hands-on activating, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.., on Sunday, March 26. It will feature a panel discussion; poster exhibit called “A Forgotten History: Muslims & Early America” […]

Flint falls but remains one point away from clinching playoff spot

FLINT – The Flint Firebirds had a rough third period on Saturday night in front of 4,259 at the Dort Federal Event Center, suffering several penalties and surrendering three unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss to the Oshawa Generals. Despite the loss, Flint only needs one more point to secure its first playoff berth in franchise history. The Firebirds held […]