Fire captain retires

Replacement soon to be promoted

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees honored a retiring fire captain and laid the groundwork for his successor. The board authorized Supervisor Karyn Miller to request from the Civil Service Commission the name of the highest scorer on a recent test for the captain position. Chief Thomas Stadler said that four eligible captains took the test. The name […]

Cavaliers boys fend off Saginaw, extend win streak

SAGINAW – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to six games by defeating Saginaw High 56-49 on Tuesday night. The Cavs jumped out to a 19-10 led after the first quarter, but Saginaw closed the gap to 27-23 by the half. The Trojans then went on a 16-10 run, taking a two-point lead into the final […]

My surgeon teaches me about liver transplants

A new lease on life

(Editor’s note: This is the third in a five-part series where I will recount my battle with cirrhosis of the liver and the life changing transplant I received in September. My story is an account of how I overcame my illness, but mostly I hope to heighten awareness about the organ donor program.) Surprise! You may have thought my story […]

Lady Cavaliers trounce Saginaw by 49 points

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team proved to be too much for Saginaw to handle on Tuesday with the Lady Cavs winning 68-19. The Lady Cavs added a pair of 24-point quarters in the first half to lead 48-12 at halftime. Carman-Ainsworth then went on a 13-3 run in the third and added a 7-4 fourth to […]

Genesee Valley Rotary Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. – Kate McGilvery and Byzjon Speights, seniors at Carman- Ainsworth High School, have been selected as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for January. Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship at the end of the year. Kate was […]

SCF puts up four in high-scoring loss to Swan Valley

SAGINAW – Swartz Creek/Clio/ Flushing’s hockey team traveled to Saginaw Swan Valley last Wednesday and took a 6-4 loss. Jake Castles was the first to score for SCF with the help of Nik Calugaru and Seth Crompton. Dylan Stankewicz netted an unassisted tally and Kam Houle scored with the assistance of Crompton. SCF’s final goal was scored by Noah Somers, […]

Township board approves Minors in Possession ordinance amendment

FLINT TWP. — Questions raised during public comment at the township board meeting earlier this month delayed the second reading and adoption of an ordinance amendment pertaining to minors purchasing, consuming, possessing or transporting alcohol (MIP). One question raised was about adding language penalizing parents for actions of their underage children in possession of alcohol. Another question addressed holding liquor […]

Mott basketball coach honored for 700th win

FLINT — Mott Community College men’s basketball coach Steve Schmidt was honored on Saturday for winning his 700th career game during a ceremony in between the MCC women’s and men’s basketball games. Schmidt won his 700th game on January 10 over Schoolcraft College. January 20 will now be known as Steve Schmidt Day at the school. “We want to recognize […]

In brief

3 percent health care refunds being paid FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools is reaching out to former employees and retirees who are due a refund of money wrongfully taken from their paychecks between July 2010 and January 2013 under Public Act 75 of 2010 which required them to contribute 3 percent of their pay to a Retiree Healthcare Fund, Ending […]

Firebirds edged at Windsor

WINDSOR, Ont. – The Flint Firebirds were unable to find the back of the net during Sunday’s matinee game at the Windsor Spitfires in a 1-0 loss. The game’s only goal came just 3:44 into the opening frame when Cole Purboo buried what eventually turned into the game-winner. Against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Dort Federal Event Center […]