CAMS applauds Spelling Bee champions

FLINT TWP. — Grant Bean, a sixth-grade student at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School, placed third among sixth-graders in the countywide Spelling Bee, hosted by the Genesee Intermediate School District. Grant was one of three top spellers from CAMS to advance to the county level. Participants in the GISD countywide Bee are first winners in their local district. Two students and […]

Firebirds clinch first playoff berth with overtime points

WINDSOR, Ont. – Occasionally in hockey, a loss can be beneficial in the standings, and for the last few games, overtime losses have helped the Flint Firebirds maintain their current playoff spot, most recently with a 4-3 overtime loss at the Windsor Spitfires on Sunday. Everett Clark would score less than two minutes in for Flint, outskating the defenseman and […]

In brief

CAMS got talent FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Talent Showcase will be staged at 6 p.m. on Friday March 24 in the middle-school auditorium. Acts will include a vocal and instrumental music quartet, voice solo, individual and group dancers, a piano song, spoken word and a poetry recitation. The event is sponsored by the World Language Club and […]

Class A district title goes to Flushing

OWOSSO – The Class A district at Owosso was decided last Friday as Flushing (21-3) defeated St. Johns (17- 5) in the championship game, 66-56. Flushing advanced to the championship game after defeating Swartz Creek (11-10) 54-43 in the semifinals last Wednesday. St. Johns defeated host Owosso (6-15) in the other semifinal game with a 57-44 victory. In the only […]

Incident at high school leads to lockdown

FLINT TWP. — Two letters sent home last week to parents of students at Carman-Ainsworth High School explained a situation that led to an allday lockdown on Friday, March 10. The first letter from Superintendent Eddie Kindle, dated Thursday, March 9. notified parents of an incident at the high school involving one student that was immediately handled by the staff […]

Bear hunting regulations set for season

LANSING — The Natural Resources Commission approved bear hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 hunting seasons at the commission’s meeting last Thursday in Lansing, Michigan. “We presented recommendations for the upcoming years based on input we received from department staff and stakeholders from across the state. We are happy to see the changes to several regulations,” said Kevin Swanson, management specialist […]


Reminder: Local police will be out patrolling extra hours this weekend between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. to crack down on drunk drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a campaign spearheaded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). — Provided logo

Short stay for UM, MSU

Fat Guy Corner

The Michigan Wolverines started their March out with a Big Ten Tournament Championship. Michigan, after a scary airplane incident, gathered themselves physically and emotionally to go on a sweet four-game winning streak. I figured after the airplane fiasco they probably were in no hurry to board an airplane any time soon. One has to wonder how much the airplane scare […]

Band honors

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth band students made a good showing at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District (MSBOA) District Three Band and Orchestra Festival, held on February 24 and 25 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band and 7th/8th Grade Orchestra participated in this event. The 8th grade Band led by Chris Lewis and […]



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