2014-09-14 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

RIVERBOAT PLAYLAND BRICKS ON SALE – The Riverboat Playland Committee is selling engraved bricks for the walkway to the playscape at Cole Park and in the memory garden. The cost of a brick is $25. The forms to purchase a brick can be picked up at the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce building on N. Front Street during office hours. Bricks can be purchased from now until Sept. 29. The money generated from the sale of bricks is used to maintain the playscape. The committee would like to thank everyone who purchased a brick this past year.

HALLOWEEN CAMPING WEEKEND – Chesaning Parks and Recreation will host its annual Halloween Camping event Sept. 26-28 in the Showboat Park campground. Campers are encouraged to decorate their camp sites for Halloween, and prizes will be awarded for the best decor. There will be a costume contest and trick-or-treating for children camping during this weekend event. The campground at Chesaning’s Showboat Park has 70 electrical sites ($25 per night) as well as offering primitive camping ($22 per night) along the Shiawassee River. Reservations can be made through the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce at (989) 845-3055.

CHESANING CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Wednesday, Sept. 10 was Joe Adams, of Chesaning. Guest drawer was Judy Giesken, of Chesaning.

SAGINAW CO. DPH ANNOUNCES NEW DENTIST – Samantha Klipp, DDS, has joined the Saginaw County Department of Public Health’s dental program. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with experience in pediatrics and public health. “With the addition of Dr. Klipp, we are able to expand our dentistry services to now accepting adults as well as children. Emergency dental services are also now available on a walk-in basis,” said Health Officer John McKellar. The SCDPH Dental Program offers dental treatments, cleaning, fluoride, restoration services and dental health education and referrals for children and adults. Services are available to those with or without insurance, including those on Medicaid. The SCDPH dental clinics are located at the Bennie T. Woodard Jr. Public Health Center, 1600 N. Michigan Ave. in Saginaw; and two satellite locations, the Rehmann Health Center, 147 S. Saginaw St., in Chesaning; and the St. Charles Health Center, 120 N. Vine St., in St. Charles.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS NEEDED – Santa’s Village at the Saginaw County Fairgrounds will be accepting gently used Christmas decorations and artificial trees. Office hours are Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call Sandy at (989) 845-2143.

ANANICH TO HOST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL – On Sunday, Sept. 14, residents in Michigan’s 27th District will have an opportunity to interact with State Sen. Jim Ananich and a panel of experts on issues ranging from consumer debt to paid sick leave during a telephone town hall. The call will take place at 6 p.m. At that time, residents across the 27th District will receive a phone call and be asked to join the town hall. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with panelists through a series of poll questions throughout the call. Residents can RSVP to participate by visiting http://goo.gl/hGFf3D.

STICKY SITUATION – Oakley Village President Pro-Tem Susan Dingo reported Sept. 9 that the village’s playscape needs to be power washed. Village Clerk Cheryl Bolf said the village has a power washer. Trustee John Lorencz volunteered to do the work. A woman in the audience asked the council who takes care of the park. She brought her 4-year-old nephew and he said it was too dirty. A man in the audience reported that he and his son have been watching the park. “Some kid brought a bottle of syrup and poured it down the slide. Parents are sending kids to the park to serve as a babysitter,” he commented. An unidentified woman suggested the council send a letter to all residents, informing them that parents will be fined for their children’s actions. “Vandalism is against the law,” she said.

SALUTE A HERO – The Montrose Area Historical Museum, 144 Hickory St. Montrose, welcomes Korean War P.O.W. Dallas Mossman on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Mossman has a remarkable memory of the war. In 1951, he was taken prisoner and held captive at multiple locations for more than two years. During the presentation he will talk about his Korean War experience.

HISTORICAL BUILDING – The Montrose Area Historical Museum is collecting donations for the purpose of acquiring a State Historical Marker for the church on the hill in Montrose Cemetery. Museum volunteers are hosting an open house at the church on the hill on Sunday, Sept. 14, 1-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

OLD DUMP TRUCK – The Montrose City Council has approved DPW Director Everett Persall’s request to repair the city’s old dump truck before winter at a cost not to exceed $7,000. Persall had explored the option of purchasing a new dump truck, but they would have had to purchase a smaller model that wouldn’t be able to push the snow as well. He proposed repairing the existing truck, a 1999 model, and budget for a new truck later. The existing truck has been serving the city for 14 years; whereas most trucks of this type are sold after five years. The council agreed with Persall’s recommendation.

CROSBY APPOINTED – During the Sept. 11 meeting, the Montrose City Council accepted the resignation of Anthony Brown from the zoning board of appeals. Mayor Ray Foust said Frank Crosby had applied for both positions on the zoning board of appeals, and the DDA recommended him to be on the DDA board. Foust said he does respect the DDA a lot and recommended Crosby be appointed to the Montrose DDA board. City Attorney Otis Stout confirmed that Crosby would be able to serve on both the DDA and ZBA boards. The council approved.

MEETING CANCELLED – The Montrose City Council has cancelled the Sept. 25 meeting; but intends to call a special meeting sometime during the month of September to finalize a contract with the new city manager.

FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES – During the Sept. 9 meeting of the Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education, Chesaning Union Schools Nutritional Services Director Renee Patterson said she sent out 243 letters regarding the availability of free or reduced school lunches for low income families. Anyone who qualified for free or reduced lunches last year has until the beginning of October to signup for renewal.

TEACHERS ON THE MOVE – During the Sept. 9 meeting of the Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education, several staff changes were announced. Chesaning High School English teacher Sue Wolfe has retired after 28 years of teaching. Chesaning High School English teacher/English Department head Brooke Gruehn resigned, as she has been hired by Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools; she lives in Sebewaing. Chesaning High School teacher Jeremy Jones has resigned, having been hired for a full-time position with another school district.

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