4-H Fun at the Genesee County Fair

Students from around the area showed off their 4-H livestock at the Genesee County Fair, including nine-year-old Ashton Ernst from Flushing. Ernst is pictured here with his prize-winning rabbit—named Rabbit Graham. There were also plenty of other barnyard attractions (pictured below) — B.G.

MCC Brand Anthem wins national Telly Award

FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) brand anthem video “Ready For More” has won a bronze award in the 39th Annual Telly Awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed. MCC won bronze […]

Bristol Road bridge project gets underway

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has started a project to remove and replace the existing bridge on Bristol Road, between Torrey Road and I-75. Work began Aug. 23 with an expected completion date of Nov. 30, according to GCRC officials. The plan is to remove the existing bridge and replace box culvert, construct a storm sewer system, […]

Cavaliers win football opener

PORT HURON – The Carman- Ainsworth football team fell behind early, but fought its way back to a convincing 38-22 win at Port Huron last Thursday. Port Huron struck first with a sixyard scamper that gave it a 7-0 lead following the successful extra point. That lead would hold until the second quarter, where Carman-Ainsworth took the lead with a […]

Anonymous group burdens clerks with request for ballots

FLINT TWP. — A mysterious group calling itself the United Impact Group out of Astoria, NY has sent Freedom of Information requests to almost all municipalities in Michigan asking for all 2016 presidential ballots. Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk said while the township will comply with the FOIA, it is creating a burden on her department just two months away […]

Lady Cavaliers drop season-opener

CORUNNA – The Carman- Ainsworth volleyball team lost its first match of the season on August 22, losing to Corunna 2-0. No stats were reported. The Lady Cavs hosted Lake Orion on Wednesday after deadlines.

Woman without kidneys receives transplant

DAVISON TWP. — Life changed overnight for Deb Gustafson when she received a kidney transplant thanks to the donation made by a friend. Gustafson, 64, has lived more than two years without either kidney, both of which were removed in 2016. She was diagnosed in 2004 with chronic pyelonephritis, associated with nephrocalisis and with bilateral cysts medullary sponge disease. Two […]

Cavaliers soccer returns veteran lineup

FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth soccer team will return a seasoned roster this year after graduating just three, Ryan Farrar, Jacob Yost and Jayyid Wafiy. Key players for the Cavaliers this season include senior Wallace Hill at forward, senior Mohamed Farhan at defender, senior Adonis Encarnacion and junior Keenan Shukairy at midfield and sophomore Darwin Bostwick in net. Last year’s […]

Canine Influenza spreads to Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — A highly contagious outbreak of canine influenza is on the rise throughout Michigan. As of Aug. 27, 130 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the state, including five in Genesee County. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), the state’s first case of canine influenza was reported on July 13. […]

Cross country team looking for improvement

The Carman-Ainsworth cross country team didn’t lose many athletes, having to replace departed seniors Andrew Stephens for the boys and Chante Boyd for the girls. Joe Chinkeefatt is back for his senior year, along with juniors Andre Williams, Keegan Maguffee, Ian Wickham, Juan Cunningham and Nathan Ratynski. Sophomores Dalero McNeal and Darwin Bostwick are also back. For the girls, senior […]