Christmas giving tree tradition continues at township hall

FLINT TWP. – ‘Tis the season for Christmas trees, gift giving and good will. Most trees are decorated with sparkly ornaments and lights but each year a special tree is erected at the township hall. Its branches are decked with colorful hats, scarves and gloves that have been lovingly handcrafted or purchased as gifts for children in the Carman-Ainsworth, Swartz […]

Success of last year’s Pink Night Palooza fundraiser raises hope to raise more next year

FLINT — The Hurley Foundation and Financial Plus Credit Union announced Dec. 1 during a press conference that $130,784.14 was raised for Hurley’s Breast Health Navigation Fund through the 2017 Pink Night Palooza event in October, and supporters of the event are gearing up for another successful event next year now! Hurley’s Breast Cancer Navigation Program is free service to […]

Township narrowly approves 2018 budget

FLINT TWP. – In a 4-3 vote, the township board passed a 2018 budget in which projected expenses exceed revenues by slightly more than one million dollars. The difference will be made up from a fund balance of $4,683,929 thereby decreasing the remaining fund balance to $3,677,383. No one spoke at a public hearing prior to the board’s vote. The […]

C-A rookie robotics team shines

FLINT TWP. — Rankin Elementary School’s first VEX IQ team, Lil’ MO’ Peeps, competed in their first tournament on Saturday, November 18 at Kettering University. The rookie team was able to make it into the finals and capture second place overall. They also won a trophy for their STEM Research Project. Pictured from left to right: Hunter, Laney, Preston, Wyatt, […]

Rotary selects November Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Rachel Gillespie, a 12th-grader at Carman-Ainsworth High School, have been selected as a Genesee Valley Rotary student of the month for November. Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1000 scholarship at the end of the year. Rachel was nominated by CAHS […]

In brief

Firefighters manning Red Kettle drive FLINT TWP. — Look for the Flint Township Fire Fighters again this year for their Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive. They will be manning the kettles at the Wal-Mart Store on Corunna Road all day on December 9. — R.S. Support Robotics Team gift-wrapping FLINT TWP. — Big MO, the Carman- Ainsworth High School robotics […]

Board shoots down police contract extension

FLINT TWP. – Something in a proposed four-year contract extension for the Command Officers of Michigan (COAM) police union apparently was not to the liking of the township board. The board’s 5-2 decision rejecting a “memorandum of understanding” followed an hour-long meeting in closed session with its labor attorney, Helen “Lizzie” Mills. There was no discussion before the vote. The […]

Cavs win opener

FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team defeated Grand Blanc 79-73 on Tuesday. “Tonight, I thought our guys competed at a very high level,” said Grand Blanc coach Mike Thomas. “I thought the energy, intensity and effort was there. Credit to Carman-Ainsworth’s defense. We didn’t do a very good job at taking care of the ball in the second half. […]