In brief

Robotics team seeking donations FLINT TWP. — MO’ Peeps, the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School VEX Robotics still need public support to help pay for their trip to the World Competition next month in Louisville, KY. For the second year in a row, the team is in Middle School State Champions in VEX Robotics and two of only six teams from […]

Alumni Hockey back for eighth year

LAPEER – For the eighth consecutive year, the annual Mid-Michigan High School Hockey Alumni Tournament returns to the ice on April 27-29. The majority of the games will be held at Lapeer’s Polar Palace, but there will also be some overflow games slated at Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton. Last year, the tournament saw itself grow by adding another division and […]

Firebirds’ Smereck called up

FLINT – After completing his junior career with the Flint Firebirds last week, Jalen Smereck will now embark on his professional career. Smereck has a contract with the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes, and they have elected to call him up to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. Smereck joined the team on Tuesday, prior to Tucson’s game […]


BASEBALL The Cavaliers split a double header with Kearsley at home on Monday night, losing the first game 3-2 before bouncing back to win the second 3-2. No stats or details were reported to meet press deadlines. — J.O. SOCCER The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer team kicked off the season on Monday with a 1-1 tie against Kearsley. Destinee Lester had […]


Officer Sean Fulco and Officer Lance Sherwood were sworn in last week as entry level officers for the Flint Township Police Department. Sherwood has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Mott Community College. He is a graduate of Kearsley High School and in December 2017 graduated from the MCC Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy. Fulco is a graduate of […]

All-Saginaw Valley League

SWIM AND DIVE FIRST TEAMAndew Dwan, 12, Bay City John GlennEric Kayden, 12, Bay City WesternTrevor Purman, 12, Flint PowersCooper Prue, 12, Flint PowersMurphy Prue, 10, Flint PowersGriffin Seifert, 10, Flint PowersTravis Ross, 12, LapeerGage Bunker, 11, Midland DowCollin Che, 10, Midland DowHans Dehn, 11, Midland DowZach Fewkes, 11, Midland DowNick Konovalenko, 12, Midland DowJacob Krzciok, 12, Midland DowBen Newman, […]

Township board discussing sewer repairs at next meeting

FLINT TWP. — A proposal to conduct a comprehensive engineering study of the township sewer system will be on the agenda for the April 2 township board meeting, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. She announced the plan in response to a question from Trustee Frank Kasle who asked for an update on a preliminary report to the board in early […]


America’s favorite sports car gets even more style and technology for 2019 thanks to the revival of the legendary Mustang GT California Special, new features including rev-matching on 5.0-liter 6-speed manual-equipped models, the first-ever custom-tuned B&O PLAY premium audio system for Mustang, three new vintage-inspired colors and over-the-top stripes. “No doubt, 2019 is an exciting year for Mustang enthusiasts, especially […]

Board delays approval of medical marijuana ordinance

FLINT TWP. — A Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Ordinance was presented for a second reading and adoption at the township board on March 19, but postponed to allow more time for review. The ordinance will define what type and where medical marijuana businesses will be allowed in the township. It will also bring the township into compliance with new state […]

Development Authority bylaws failed to pass township board approval

FLINT TWP. – The newly-formed Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) for Beecher Road and Bristol Road are up and running, after approval of bylaws last week by the township board. But bylaws approval hit a snag for the new Economic Development Authority  (EDA) – the name chosen instead of downtown development authority.Trustee Barb Vert made a motion to postpone approval of […]