In brief

Confusion on Election Day FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kathy Funk reported about 100 people mistakenly showed up at township polling places on Election Day because they wanted to vote in the Flint mayoral race. One went so far as to file a voter disenfranchisement complaint against Funk because his polling place was not open. Only township voters who live in […]

Cavaliers season a bit of an unknown

FLINT TWP. — Ja’kavien Lewis, Duncan O’mari, Jamarreyon Houston and Morris Montara are expected to return for their senior season. Sophomore Dustin Fletcher and junior Michael Fletcher are expected to return as well. Newcomers are not known as of this time. Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball coach Jay Witham did not respond to requests for season preview information. — J.O.

What I did on my summer vacation

That’s right, I’m back. When I took sick leave in July, I wasn’t sure when I was coming back to this job. I was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and needed a liver transplant in a bad way. Fortunately, I received my new liver Sept. 6 and returned to the newspaper just last week. I’ll bring readers a series […]

Lady Cavaliers look to dominate restructured SVL

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team will head into a newly restructured Saginaw Valley League looking to dominate once more. The SVL will no longer have a North and South division, but will instead be one large division with all SVL teams facing each other. The Cavaliers finished last season out at 18-4 overall and 8-0 in […]

Palazzolo to serve as President & CEO for Health System

WARREN — Gwen MacKenzie, Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Michigan, has named Chris Palazzolo President and CEO of Ascension Crittenton and Genesys Health System. Palazzolo has been serving as President and CEO of Ascension Michigan’s Mid-Michigan ministries since 2016. “Chris’ long experience within Ascension will be an incredible asset in further integrating our newest hospital […]

Firebirds lose twice in difficult weekend

FLINT – This past weekend was not an easy one for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, and it culminated at the Dort Federal Event Center on Sunday with a 9-1 loss to the Kingston Frontenacs. Kingston went on a 7-0 run that Flint could not rebound from. The Frontenacs took a 3-0 lead in the first period […]

McLaren Flint opens new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit featuring SafeGait

FLINT – An entire floor at McLaren Flint has been transformed into an innovative and attractive setting, all to benefit medical rehabilitation patients at the hospital. The specialized patient care area welcomed its first patients in October. What was a 12 bed unit, has grown to 22 beds including 16 private rooms. Among the new features are large and small […]

SOL disappoint on Turkey Day

Fat Guy Corner

The Thanksgiving weekend is finally over and hopefully all the leftover turkey has been demolished. I know all the turkey was gobbled up at our house. The Detroit Lions, however, laid turkey droppings on the field on Thanksgiving against the Minnesota Vikings. It was the biggest game of the year and the Lions come out in a dead sleep walk? […]

MCC receives CCAMPIS grant to support student-parents

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) is one of only four Michigan colleges recently that was awarded a four-year federal grant totaling $492,900 to increase student-parent access to childcare in order to promote postsecondary success in enrollment, persistence and graduation. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) enables MCC to offer its student-parents subsidized, affordable childcare for […]


RED DIVISION FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM OFFENSECade Methner, QB, 12, MidlandTariq Reid, RB, 12, DavisonJalen Kirkland, RB, 11, LapeerMartin Money, RB, 12, MidlandCortez Jackson, RB, 12, FlintGarret Goyette, TE/OL, 12, DavisonWill Sollie, OL, 11, LapeerCameron White, OL, 11, MidlandEthan Volmering, OL, 11, MidlandAustin Roland, WR, 12, DavisonMitchell Reid, WR, 12, MidlandSpencer MacGregor, WR, 11, Mt. PleasantBrian Morris, K, 12, LapeerSECOND TEAM […]