In brief

Get ready for Carman- Ainsworth Kindergarten Round-Up 2018-19 FLINT TWP. — If you have a child who turns age 5 by September 1, plan to attend kindergarten registration at The Learning Community, 1181 W. Scottwood Ave from 8:30–10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 22. Registration information needed includes proof of residency (mortgage/ property tax document, or a lease […]

Chrome & Ice indoor car show set for Feb 9-10

FLINT – Back to the Bricks and Buick are proud to announce the upcoming third annual winter indoor car show, Chrome & Ice, which is set for February 9-10 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. Chrome & Ice is an affordable, fun and family-friendly way to beat the winter blues, and this year, for the first time ever, […]

Lieutenant stabbed at airport honored by Hundred Club

GENESEE COUNTY — Lt. Jeff Neville, who was stabbed at Bishop International Airport, gave a presentation at a recent Hundred Club meeting held at the Flint Golf Club. Neville said on television programs, actors often refer to police routines. “I can tell you there’s no such thing as a routine in police work,” he said. He said June 21 of […]

Boys hold on to Valley lead

FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team was back on the winning track Tuesday night, blowing out Lapeer 77-45. The Cavaliers jumped out to a 17-10 lead after the first that eventually ballooned into a 39-20 advantage by halftime. Carman-Ainsworth then outscored the Lightning 38-25 in the second half to cement the victory. As a team, the Cavs shot 63% […]

New fire captain sworn in

FLINT TWP.— In a six to one vote, the township board approved the promotion of Jason McClanahan to fire captain. Of four candidates, he scored highest on a Civil Service Commission test. McClanahan was present at the board meeting with this wife, children and mother who watched as he was sworn into office by Clerk Kathy Funk. Fire Chief Tom […]

Girls run past Lapeer by 26 points

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team continued to improve in the Saginaw Valley League on Tuesday, thwarting Lapeer 64-38 at home. The Lady Cavs jumped out an 18-4 lead in the opening quarter and stayed hot to lead 41-16 by halftime. Lapeer outscored Carman-Ainsworth 19-12 in the third, but Carman-Ainsworth bounced back to put up an 11-3 […]

After transplant: Living my ‘new normal’ life

A new lease on life

(Editor’s note: This is the last in a five-part series where I recounted 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.) So where was I? Oh yes, I was […]

Wrestlers falls in SVL Championship, prepares for districts

DAVISON – The Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestilng team competed in the Saginaw Valley League Championships on Saturday. Official team results were not reported. Carman-Ainsworth had 10 wrestlers place with Nathan Peterson at 125, Nathan Delong at 152 and Jacob Yost at 135 leading the way, each finishing third overall in their respective weight classes. Peterson won a 13-4 major decision over […]


Construction of a wooden knee wall in front of the board of trustees’ meeting table was recently completed. Construction and installation by Driesen Home Detailing cost $14,440, according to board minutes. The wall was approved without discussion as part of a consent agenda at the board’s November 20 meeting. During construction, Trustee Tom Klee said the wall was needed to […]

Fat Guy flies with Eagles

Fat Guy Corner

Super Bowl LII is in the books and the underdog Philadelphia Eagles emerged victorious. The 41-33 victory over the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots caught some football fans by surprise, but not the Fat Guy! I predicted an Eagle victory by three points and they got it done by a total of eight points. I did not think it would […]