Girls on the Run gets recognized

FLUSHING — Girls on the Run, a physical activity based development program for girls in third to fifth grades, received recognition from the Flushing School Board at its Oct. 2 meeting. The non-profit program, which is organized by several Central Elementary School teachers, imparts life skills and encourages positive interaction through running games and a variety of fun activities around […]

Blueberry Ambassador Kickoff Party inspires great character in students

GENESEE COUNTY — The Blueberry Ambassador 2018 Kickoff Party began with students tossing a giant blueberry colored ball around the University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center as they laughed and screamed in glee, and the momentum only continued to grow from there. “There are more than 1,000 of you here today and more who couldn’t make it,” said Marjory Raymer, the […]

In brief

2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is: Jarret Haynes will present on the restoration of the Capital Theatre on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. Haynes, Executive Director of the Whiting, will share what went into the […]

Fifth District U.S. Congress race on

BURTON — Dan Kildee has served three terms as U.S. Congressman (MI-05). Two individuals will be running against Kildee Nov. 6. Kathy Goodwin, 56, is a social worker. She grew up in district five. In high school, she saw a film about the victory of the Flint Sit Down Strike in 1937 and said it caused her to understand that […]

Sergeant earns promotion to fire captain

FLINT TWP. — After 23 years as a full-time firefighter, Dan Kelly has been promoted to the rank of captain. Kelly, formerly a sergeant with the Flint Township Fire Department, was sworn in as captain at the Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting, Oct. 15. A Flushing High School graduate, who attended Northern Michigan University and Lake Superior State University, […]

Soccer team advances into district semifinal

FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth soccer team eked past Davison 2-1 in Monday’s district opener held at Carman-Ainsworth. Etienne Moral scored an unassisted goal to put the Cavaliers on the board with 16 minutes remaining in the first half. Tommy Taylor added the second goal just eight minutes later, assisted by Moral. The Cavaliers held a 2-0 lead at halftime […]

Board approves 2019 budget

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved an $11,353,299 budget for the 2019 fiscal year, at its Oct. 15 meeting. The budget approval includes a $3,433,270 general fund balance. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the budget shows public safety is the township’s highest amount of spending, at $4,694,007, and another $1,107,349 for the fire department. These budget line items reflect […]

Cavs rebound for win against Flint

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth football team shook off last week’s last-minute loss to Lapeer and scored in double-digits for each of the first three quarters in its 50-14 win at Flint last Friday. The Cavs scored 21 in the first, 15 in the second and 14 in the third for the comfortable win. Dustin Fletcher got the Cavs […]

Cherry, Duvendeck running in 49th House District race

GENESEE COUNTY — John Cherry (D-Flint) will face Patrick Duvendeck (R-Flushing) for the 49th District House of Representatives seat on Nov. 6. Cherry emerged as the August primary winner in a crowded Democratic field that included Dayne Walling, LaShaya Darisaw, Jacky King, Justin Dickerson and Don Wright. Cherry received 5,267 votes, which amounted to 46 percent of the vote. Duvendeck […]

Mott introduces ‘Steve Schmidt Roundball Classic’

FLINT – For several years, the Coca-Cola Classic, which was hosted by the Flint Community Schools, was one of the best in the state, and the area’s only holiday basketball showcase. That went away with the consolidation of the Flint schools, but during a press conference at Mott Community College’s Ballenger Fieldhouse on Monday, the Steve Schmidt Roundball Classic was […]