2017-05-14 / News Briefs


NL ART SHOW – The New Lothrop High School art show will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the high school library.

CHS BACCALAUREATE MAY 21 – The 2017 graduating class of Chesaning Union High School will celebrate its baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesaning. All family, friends and interested community members are cordially invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Wednesday, May 10, was Michael Cook, of Rockford. Guest drawer was Laura Greenfelder of Creative Passions Crop and Quilt Retreats.

REP. FREDERICK SETS OFFICE HOURS – State Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) has announced office hours for Monday, May 22 at Foster Coffee Company, 115 S. Washington St., Owosso from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; and at the Merrill District Library, 321 W. Saginaw St., Merrill, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary to attend. Anyone unable to meet during the scheduled times may contact Rep. Frederick’s office at (517) 373-0841 or email BenFrederick@house.mi.gov.

MONTROSE RESIDENTIAL SCRAP TIRE CLEAN-UP – Montrose Township is once again sponsoring the Residential Scrap Tire Clean-up Program on Monday, May 22. The annual, environmental friendly program is designed to reduce the accumulation of scrap tires in the township. The program, in its sixth year, is partly funded by Department of Environmental Quality grants and general fund revenues. Montrose Township residents can place up to 10 passenger, truck or tractor tires at their curb by 8 a.m. on Monday, May 22. First Class Tire Shredders will serve as the licensed hauler for the project. If property owners have more than 10 tires to dispose, they can contact the Building Official for a site inspection and permission. Advance notice is required for more than 10 tires. Commercial businesses may not participate in the program. For more information, call (810) 639-2021 or visit www.montrosetownship.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Chesaning Parks and Recreation Committee needs some good helpers to assist spreading mulch at Cole Park. Wheel barrows, large scoop shovels and laborers are needed for the job. Parks and Recreation is coordinating this effort with the Chesaning Key Club. They plan to tackle the project on Wednesday, May 31, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

PARKING AT GAMES – During the May 8 meeting of the Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education, trustee Julie Keck expressed concern that people were parking on the sidewalk at the athletic complex. Board secretary Becky Butcher asked if they had “no parking” signs. Superintendent Mike McGough said, they didn’t, but they will soon.

THE CHESANING BRAND – Chesaning Union Schools IT Coordinator Brett Russell is in the design phase of creating a “landing page” to promote Chesaning. During the May 8 school board meeting, he demonstrated how organizations and events would each have a photo tile that links viewers to organization and event websites. Russell showed how a visitor who is coming into town for a particular event, such as the Saginaw County Fair, could use it to easily locate local hotel accommodations, restaurants and other businesses. The site he is creating will have a mobile friendly app as well. He also demonstrated the existing www.mychesaningcalendar.com. Superintendent Mike McGough described it as a one-stop for the whole community. Meanwhile, the Chesaning Union Schools website is down while a new ADA-compliant website is being created.

BUDGET HEARING – The Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education has set the annual budget hearing for Monday, June 26, starting at 6 p.m.

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