Fire chief presents annual report

FLINT TWP. — Only one person died in a fire last year in Flint Township, caused by careless smoking, according to the 2017 Annual Report from Fire Chief Tom Stadler. Township firefighters responded to 778 incidents last year, averaging 65 per month, 15 a week and two per day. March was the busiest month with 96 runs, followed by 70 […]


The Cavaliers lost to Flushing 14-5 at home last Wednesday. No stats or details were reported to meet press deadlines. — J.O.

C-A music department makes two big announcements

FLINT TWP. — Heather Kendrick, Miss Michigan 2017, will be a guest performer at the Carman-Ainsworth 20th Annual All District Band and Orchestra Concert. Kendrick, of Marysville, is a violinist and University of Michigan graduate with degrees in Music Education, Violin Performance, and the study of Organizations. As an arts professional, she works with her platform “Keeping the Arts in […]


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BASEBALL Calls for preseason information went unanswered. – J.O. GOLF Following a 4-37 overall, 3-33 Saginaw Valley League finish last season, the Carman-Ainsworth boys’ golf team enters its 2018 campaign looking to rebuild following the loss of three seniors, two of which being the team’s top golfers in 2017. Carman-Ainsworth lost both Aaron Floyd and Tyson Fields to graduation and […]

In brief

Election workers sought FLINT TWP. — Anyone interested in becoming an elections inspector is invited to attend training meetings on May 17 and 19, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Pay is not great but the work is rewarding, she said. Interested residents ages 18 are invited to come to the township hall and sign up to take classes, Funk said. — […]

UM had a great run

Fat Guy Corner

The Michigan Wolverines’ run in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament came to an abrupt an end Monday night. The Villanova Wildcats proved they were the best team all season in college basketball with a 79-62 victory. The margin of victory was much larger than the nine-point win I had predicted. The Wolverines jumped out to a nice 21-14 lead and […]

Police identify pedestrian accident victim

FLINT TWP. — Michael Shelby, 52, of Flint was fatally injured in an accident on W. Bristol Road at Carmanwood Drive, according to a police report. On March 30 at about 8:20 p.m., township officers responded to reports of a personal injury accident involving a pedestrian. An initial investigation showed that Shelby was in the roadway when he was struck […]

Gov. Snyder awards $500K to Carp Tank innovation challenge winners

DETROIT — Governor Rick Snyder announced Tuesday the grand prize winner of the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge. The solution proposed by Edem Tsikata, a software consultant at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, received the top award at the Carp Tank competition held earlier today at the Port Authority in Detroit. Tsikata’s “Cavitation Barrier to Deter Asian Carp” would […]

Elder law attorney Thomas to host free workshops April 10 and 12

FLINT — Michael E. Thomas, a Flint attorney specializing in elder law, says he has seen both joys and tragedies in his 40 years of practice. But nothing is more tragic, he says, than seeing a family lose their life savings because of a stroke, onset of dementia, Parkinson’s disease or another significant medical event. Statistics reveal that there is […]

Fishing in Michigan? Better have your new license

LAPEER COUNTY — A new fishing season begins in the state today. Anglers are reminded that on Sunday, April 1 all anglers 17 years of age and older will be required to have a new 2018 Michigan fishing license. Be sure to look at a copy of the 2018 Michigan Fishing Guide for new regulations that go into effect on […]