2010-09-26 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

CHS YEARBOOK BABY ADS – Attention parents of Chesaning High School seniors, color baby ads are now available but space is very limited and the deadline to have this ad in color is quickly approaching. All color ads need to be submitted by Oct. 13. If additional forms are needed contact, the high school office or the yearbook staff in room 504.

CHS YEARBOOK PRE-ORDERS – The Chesaning High school 2011 yearbook is now available for pre-order. This is the guaranteed lowest price of the year. Cost is $45 and forms are available in room 504 and may be returned with cash or check. Information will be coming home shortly on how to also take advantage of this offer online and with a credit card.

KAHN TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS – State Senator Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw Township) will hold office hours on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Maple Grove Township Fire Hall, 17010 Lincoln Road, at Layton Corners. Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Adams will provide constituents with an opportunity to meet and discuss concerns. For more information, contact Kahn's office toll free at 1- 866-305-2132.

CROP WALK RETURNS OCT. 10 - The 26th Annual Chesaning Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10. Registration will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Dollar General parking lot on Broad Street, with the walk starting at 1:30 p.m. This annual event raises money to fight hunger worldwide and in the local community. The Chesaning Area Emergency Relief (CAER) Center receives 25 percent of the funds raised by walkers and their supporters. Last year, 120 people walked and raised more than $4,000. A special treat from Miss Lexie's Chocolates and Cakes will be awarded to the five-10 person team that raises the most money. The teams must be wearing the same colored shirts to identify themselves as a group. The Brady Wesleyan Praise Team will again provide live music, adding to the event's festive atmosphere. For a pledge form, please contact Chris Mishler at (989) 845-2203 or Carol Somers at (989) 661- 2365.

CHESANING CUB SCOUTS SIGN-UP – It is once again time to begin another exciting year of scouting for Chesaning Cub Scout Pack 3335. All boys in grades 1-5 and their parents are invited to attend Scout sign-up night on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesaning. Games will be available for the boys to play while the adults will have time to talk about the program. Meeting nights will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Those who cannot attend Scout sign-up night can join them on any following Tuesday night and boys can be signed up at that time. Be sure to check out their website and get an idea of some of the fun things that they do in scouting. Scouting is a very rewarding experience, not just for the boys. They encourage adults as well to become involved with the program. Cub Scouts is for all boys in grades 1-5 After grade 5, boys may enter the Boy Scout program with Boy Scout Troop 335. For more information on the Chesaning Area Cub Scout or Boy Scout program, please visit the website at www.chesaningscouts.com.

STC CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The final winner of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce weekly raffle is Lynn Deming, of St. Charles. Chamber members will be selling raffle tickets soon, with the drawings to begin in January, 2011.

FLU CLINIC AT REHMANN HEALTH CENTER – A flu clinic will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Rehmann Health Center, 147 S. Saginaw St., Chesaning. The walk-in clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The fee is $35 for flu shots. Blue Care Network, HealthPlus, Medicare, Medicaid, cash, check and some Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans will be accepted if coverage is verified prior to coming in. The pneumonia vaccine will also be avialable for $55. Questions can be answered by calling (989) 845-3911.

CHESANING CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Wednesday, Sept. 22 is Angie Lane. Guest drawer was Diane Gewirtz of Interiors by Diane.

OUR LADY PARISH NEWSPAPER TRAILER – The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Parish newspaper trailer, located at 802 Lockwood St., Chesaning, is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. They accept only newspapers – no phone books or magazines.

HOLD THE PEANUT BUTTER - Due to concerns about peanut allergies among some students, Big Rock Elementary School has moved peanut butter and anything else that contains peanuts off the menu. Chesaning Schools Nutrition Director Renee Patterson said, “Before we put anything on the menu, we check for allergens, especially peanut.” Big Rock Principal Colleen Nixon explained that they are still getting to know which students have peanut allergies and how sensitive they are. As far as lunches packed from home, the school hasn't banned peanut butter; but require students with peanuts in their lunch to sit at a designated table. When making lunch for your child to take to school, Nixon asks parents, “If you have more than one choice; choose the one that is not peanut.”

SCHOOL BUS ADDED - Chesaning Union Schools Director of Transportation Steve Lang reported that they are adding one more school bus to the routes. Lang said there are enough seats on the buses for the children as it is. However, Lang is concerned that some students are having to ride the bus too long. Families affected by the additional bus route will be contacted by the school.

TRUTH IN TAXATION - The Montrose Township Board held a Truth in Taxation hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to recover a small portion of the tax revenue that would be lost due to the township's significant reduction in taxable value. The township's taxable value reportedly dropped by by more than $17 million between 2009 and 2010. By holding the Truth in Taxation hearing, the township will be able to retain $2,500 for the Montrose Police Department. However, despite the hearing, the township still faces overall revenue reductions of 12.03 percent or $73,689.74.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Two Montrose Township construction projects are approaching completion as summer turns to autumn. The new bricked entrance to the Montrose Township office building is expected to be complete by Oct. 15. The Barber Park renovation is expected to be done about the same time. Park renovations included two new floating platforms, a new boat launch, new restroom facility, lights for sledding hill and some new walkways.

TWIN TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE - According to Montrose Township Supervisor Mark Emmendorfer, Twin Township Ambulance has signed an additional agreement with Montrose Township extending ambulance service until March 31, 2020. In the meantime, Twin Township Ambulance is looking for a new building, since they would prefer to store the ambulance in a garage. When asked about the lawsuit against Genesee County for setting up a monopoly to dispatch ambulances, Emmendorfer said, “I believe Twin Township will still serve the community of Montrose.”

POLICE SUPPORT SHERIFF - During the Sept. 21 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, Councilman Don Swartzmiller commented that he noticed all of the Saginaw County Police Chiefs supported the Saginaw County Sheriff's request that the Saginaw County Board of Commissioner not cut the Sheriff's budget. Chesaning Police Chief Stacey Wilburn told the council that the police chiefs tried to let the county commissioners know they are not leaving their primary service area to answer other calls. The police chiefs have agreed to support a millage for the Sheriff's Department. Mayor/Village President Joe Sedlar, Jr. said, “I think we need to support the road patrol.”

MAKE A WISH LIST - The Chesaning Village Council will be starting to plan for the next year's budget. Mayor/Village President Joe Sedlar, Jr. asked council members to start making “a wish list”. Mayor Pro-Tem Damion Frasier suggested a speed trap sign, one that not only shows your speed, but also records it so the chief will have data showing her which times are the worst. The replacement of the Parshallburg Bridge was brought up. Sedlar said he is planning a town meeting about the bridge for after the first of the year.

HEALTH ISSUE DELAYS AUDIT - The Village of Chesaning is expected to issue a complaint against the auditing firm under contract to perform its annual audit. The Village of Chesaning's ACT 51 money is being withheld by the state because the village's audit has not yet been submitted. The auditor's team collected the information in June, and was expected to be finished in 10 days. However, a serious illness in the auditor's family has prevented him from completing the job. If the audit is not turned in to the state shortly, Chesaning's state shared revenues could also be withheld. Chesaning Township Trustee Kevin Carlton responded, telling the Village Council that the township staff had been very pleased with the audit firm's work in the past. The village has already paid half of the cost of the audit up front.

NL UPDATES DISTRICT GOALS – Superintendent John Strycker presented updated district goals for 2010-11 to the New Lothrop school board on Monday. “If implemented correctly, these goals drive the district's directions and decisions,” he said. Stryker updates the board each month on the progress in each of the areas: maintaining programs, student achievement, facilities, school district climate, evaluation process, fiscal responsibility, communication/public relations, safety/security and district development. “Accountability is vital,” Strycker said. “Athletic events are exciting because at the end of the game the scoreboard indicates one team winning. It is the same with our goals—we need to create 'scoreboards' to measure our progress in each goal area.”

NL APPROVES BUS PURCHASE – The New Lothrop Area Public Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of a 2006 bus for about $57,000 from National Bus Sales. The purchase completes the district's bond funds, which also were used to build the new elementary building. The district decided to purchase a used bus because of problems with the newest buses in the fleet. Superintendent John Strycker said the newer buses were having more problems than the older ones, so the district decided to purchase a model similar to the ones that have worked best for the schools.

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