Special needs BAM! boy gets Batmobile thanks to Home Depot

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A special little boy who is fond of superheroes has a couple of his own superheroes who helped make his Halloween extra special. Keegan Steele is a 5-year-old boy with wide eyes full of wonder, an infectious smile and a thick crop of blond hair. Born 10 weeks early, Keegan has cerebral palsy and a host of […]

Genesee County Mental Health Court celebrates 10 years

Wednesday, Oct. 25, Genesee County held a formal celebration honoring 10 years of their Mental Health Court – the first of its kind in the Michigan – which offers an alternative program for offenders battling mental illness. Since its inception in 2007, the court has graduated 264 participants and carries a 97 percent success rate. Probate Court Judge Jennie E. […]

Larger sign approved for Mo Pete’s at the mall

FLINT TWP. — Mo Pete’s Sports Retreat at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, received approval for its six-foot, LEDlit sign, designed to be seen from the parking lot, to maximize visibility. It is located toward the back of the mall’s Outdoor Village corridor which is fronted by Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Bar Louie restaurant. At its October 18 meeting […]

Cavs drop playoff match-up to Fenton

FENTON – Carman-Ainsworth’s football season came to a close following last Friday’s first-round playoff loss to Fenton, 42-16. Fenton finished the season with a record of 8-1 while Carman-Ainsworth entered the game at 5-4. The Cavs opened the scoring for the game after a 21-yard field goal in the first quarter to lead 3-0. Fenton then responded with a pair […]

In brief

GDL events in November FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library- McCarty branch, 2071 S Graham Rd., will hold a cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. on November 9. Chef Ming Louie will demonstrate how to make a delicious stir-fried lettuce dish. (Due to Genesee County Health Department regulations there will be no tasting.) Guests will leave with a copy of […]

Carman-Ainsworth ends season in district quarterfinal

FLUSHING – The season came to a close for the Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team, as the Cavaliers lost to Linden 18-25, 22-25, 19-25 in the district quarterfinal on Monday night. “After losing game one, we came out strong, having a 20-9, 21-14, and 22-15 lead in game two with lots of momentum on our side,” said Cavaliers’ coach Barb Hurand. “Linden […]

Police arrest purse snatching suspect

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a recent string of unarmed robberies that occurred at local grocery stores in Flint Township. During the morning hours of Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, officers responded to four separate incidents where elderly females ‘purses were taken from them in the parking lot, according to […]

Cavs’ cross country falls short at regionals

SAGINAW – The Carman-Ainsworth cross country teams competed at the Div. 1 regionals at Delta College on Saturday, where both teams fell short of qualifying for state finals. The top three teams and the top 15 individuals qualified for state finals at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Saturday. The Carman-Ainsworth boys were 12th with 377 and the girls were […]

Hurley Announces the opening of a Trauma Recovery Center

Dr. Michael Jaggi, who is the vice president and chief medical officer at Hurley Medical Center, addressed the crowd gathered at last Friday’s press conference at the hospital to announce Hurley’s plans to open Michigan’s first Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). The new TRC assists victims of crime to help them meet their own needs as they transition from the hospital […]

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Sports VIEW

There are several changes we’d like to see at the high school basketball venues. It speaks to giving the players and teams some breathing room, rather than having fans literally breathing down their necks. Now, of course, this isn’t going to be able to be implemented at every school, but at a vast majority, it’s a simple change that can […]