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 […]

Opening of Hamilton-Flint Clinic announced

FLINT — Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) has been serving the Flint community for over 35 years. Last week, the organization recognized National Health Center Week with various community events. At the cusp of National Health Center Week, HCHN is celebrating the opening of a new clinic, Hamilton-Flint conveniently located in Catholic Charities, Center for Hope, 812 Root St., on […]

Great team chemistry

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team finished eighth overall in the Saginaw Valley League in the regular season, but ended the year on a high note after tying for fifth in the conference tournament and eventually falling to St. John in district play. Carman-Ainsworth lost two of its most important players to graduation in four-year defensive specialists Katie Speaks and […]

In brief

Township Shred Day is coming Sept. 15 FLINT TWP. — The township’s Shred Day will take place Sept. 15 at the township offices, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Residents are limited to two boxes of documents per vehicle. Loose paper only, no books or binders. Also, no pill bottles. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavaliers opened the season at the Corunna meet on Tuesday with the boys in 12th with 302 and the girls ninth with 265. Joe Chinkeefatt led the boys in 36th in 19:22.41, Kline Thompson was 70th in 20:53.36 and Keegan Maguffee 97th in 21:50.17. Andre Williams placed 105th in 22:07.17 and Dalero McNeal 143rd in 23:39.91. Rayven […]

Genesys Health adds surgeon

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys Health System is pleased to welcome breast surgeon, Linda Dubay, MD, to the cancer care team. Dr. Dubay is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, specializing in breast cancer, breast health and high-risk screenings. Dr. Dubay is known for her quality of patient experience, leadership skills, extensive surgical experience and […]

I am ready for some football

Fat Guy Corner

The college football season kicked off last Saturday with a couple of football games that didn’t have much meaning to most fans. The Big Ten will actually have a league game on Thursday night with Northwestern traveling to Purdue to take on the improved Boilermakers. I think this will be a decent football game. I am so against league games […]