C-A announces winner of poetry out loud contest

FLINT TWP. — Olivia Van Duyne, a 12-grader, is the Carman-Ainsworth winner for the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Thirteen CAHS students participated last month in the Poetry Out Loud CAHS school contest at the high […]

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Old Newsboys strike up some fun at bowling event BURTON — Help provide Christmas gifts to needy children with the roll of a bowling ball. The Old Newsboys of Flint will host the 5th Annual Bowling Fun-raiser & Silent Auction Friday, March 17. There will be two sessions: Session 1: 6:30- 8:30 p.m. and Session 2: 9:15- 11:15 p.m. The […]

Two MCC students named as Siemens Technical Scholars

FLINT — Two students at Mott Community College (MCC) today were named 2017 Siemens Technical Scholars by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) and the Siemens Foundation. Usama Khalid and Amber Thompson were among 51 exceptional community college students selected from some of the nation’s strongest community college programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which provide outstanding […]

GISD, Flint schools reach resolution over Genesee Area Skill Center dispute

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) and the Flint Community Schools have agreed to resolve the dispute regarding the Genesee Area Skill Center (GASC), which resulted in a lawsuit filed by the GISD against Flint Community Schools in July 2014. GISD alleged that Flint Community Schools spent $8.6 million intended for the GASC on the general operating […]

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.