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 […]

Twp. board pays tribute to the memory of retired police officer

FLINT TWP. — Township Supervisor Karyn Miller called for a moment of silence at the township board meeting Monday night to honor the memory of retired police Lieutenant Charles Mack (Chuck) Laney, 85, who died Feb. 3 at Caretel Inns in Linden. Chief George Sippert, who worked with Laney during the first ten years of his career, also commented on […]

Firebirds edge Sarnia, drop close one to Saginaw

SAGINAW – When the Flint Firebirds traveled to the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday, they spent most of the game trying to comeback, but couldn’t finish it off in a 3-2 loss. Ryan Stepien scored the first goal of the game for Saginaw, which Ty Dellandrea answered late in the period to tie it up. That draw only lasted :30 when […]

Tax exemption approved for recreational facility

FLINT TWP. — Development of the Planet3 Extreme Air Park has been cleared for takeoff. In his letter of application to the Flint Township board, Michael Clark, owner, described the business as an extreme air recreational trampoline park. Several franchises exist nationally. It will be located at 3450 Miller Road in a long vacant building formerly occupied by Best Buy […]

Cavs’ bowling topped by Davison

FLINT – At Colonial Lanes in Flint last Wednesday, the Carman-Ainsworth boys went to a tie-breaker after a 15-15 draw with Davison. The Cardinals won the tie-breaker, 204-194 while the girls took a 27-3 loss. Individual scores were not reported. – B.P.