2017-10-01 / News Briefs


CHS TO HOST COLLEGE FAIR – On Thursday, Oct. 12, Chesaning High School will be hosting a Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO)-sanctioned college fair from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. As of Sept. 19, there were 28 colleges/ universities, three branches of the military and two cosmetology schools set to attend. This will be a great opportunity for all students in grades nine-12 and their parents to meet with college representatives. For more information, contact Mandy Volk, high school counselor, at (989) 845-2040.

BLOOD DRIVE – Michigan Blood will hold a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 5, from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department Station One on Brady Street in Chesaning. Donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days if they are healthy, age 17 or older (or 16 with parental permission), and weigh 112 pounds or more. Females, ages 18 and younger, must weigh 120 pounds or more. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. For an appointment or more information, call (866) MIBLOOD (642-5663), email info@miblood.org or visit www.miblood.org online.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Wednesday, Sept. 27 was Paul Poyer, of Oakley. Guest drawer was Kathy Crissey of Neu- Rich Jewelers.

YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT – The Saginaw Conservation District will host a youth pheasant hunt on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at 8415 Peet Road, Chesnaing. This hunt is for children ages 12 – 17. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, have a base license, and have completed a hunter safety course. Breakfast and lunch will be provide. This is a free event, but space is limited. To register, call the Conservation District office at (989) 781-1720, ext. 5. The hunt is sponsored by the Saginaw Conservation District, Pheasants Forever and the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative.

NEW LOTHROP WAIVERS – During the Sept. 18 meeting, the New Lothrop Public Schools Board of Education approved the roster of online, dual enrollment, independent study and seat-time waivers.

CHICAGO TRIP – On Sept. 18, the New Lothrop Public Schools Board of Education approved a cultural experience trip to Chicago for New Lothrop students in grades six through eight. Students participating will be able to visit museums, see a theatrical performance and other cultural aspects of Chicago. Principal Kim Kuchar is leading the trip. Parents of the students participating will be responsible for trip costs.

PLANNING COMMISSION – During the Sept. 27 meeting of the Chesaning Village Planning Commission, village administrator Troy Feltman announced that former chairman Tim Weisenberger had recently resigned. The new planning commission chair is Ellen Rodman.

ANIMAL ORDINANCE – During the summer, the Chesaning Planning Commission worked on making several changes to the village’s animal ordinance. On Sept. 27, the commission did a final review of the changes in preparation for sending it to the village council for consideration. Commissioner Denise Navarre said people have asked her about whether they had to get their neighbors’ approval to have chickens in the village. Chairwoman Ellen Rodman confirmed that neighbors’ approval is necessary if they are kept less than 40 feet from the neighbors’ property. Rodman also pointed out the section on feeding cats states if a resident feeds cats for a certain number of consecutive days, it implies ownership. The revised animal ordinance also specifies the number of rabbits, chickens and ducks (no roosters) which can be kept within the village. The ordinance doesn’t allow bee keeping within the village. Councilman Matthew Hoover asked if the ordinance includes repercussions if someone’s dog is running the streets. Recording secretary Dennis McDonagh said the fines are at the end of the ordinance.

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