Village spends $10,000 to get $50,000 for Showboat Park trail

CHESANING – The Chesaning Village Council agreed to pay up to $9,950 for engineering services on the new Showboat Park river trail project. The Michigan DNR recently awarded a $50,000 trust fund grant to the village of Chesaning for the development of the river trail. Chesaning Village Administrator Troy Feltman explained that the village will be required to submit engineered […]

Chesaning welcomes bowling alley

Fall leagues filling up fast

CHESANING – PinTown is officially open for business. The new bowling alley and pizzeria hosted a grand opening event on Saturday, June 13. The Chesaning Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new business and its three co-owners Jim Cooper, Jon Dennis and Jeff Thiel. The building, which was previously divided into small offices, has been completely remodeled on the inside. The […]

Principal Pat Sowle to retire from STC schools after 38 years

ST. CHARLES – Middle and high school principal Pat Sowle is retiring from St. Charles Community Schools after 38 years there. Her departure, announced to fellow staff on Tuesday, June 2, is bittersweet as she said she looks forward to retirement but will also miss her colleagues and the students. He last day at the district will be June 30. […]

Resident opposes bike path

CHESANING – During the June 16 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, an unidentified man in the audience asked whether the bike path along M-57 is set in stone. He was very much opposed to it. The man went on to say that he takes 27 different medications, three of which effect his driving. “Can anybody here raise their hand […]

Letters to the editor

Taymouth Historical thanks participants Dear Editor, On Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, the Taymouth Historical Association conducted its 21st Annual Memorial Day Service at the Taymouth Veterans Memorial and Plaza. We wish to thank the many residents who attended to honor our fallen veterans. Taking part in our program were the American Legion Post 99 of Burt, VFW Post of […]

Chalk Talk

June is here and that means it is summer! Our parents and community should be proud of their student(s) for the time and effort their kids put into their academics this year. Hopefully each of you get to enjoy your family and relax over the next couple of months before we hit the ground running for the 2015-2016 school year. […]

Blight vs. maintenance issues

Village revises blight ordinance

CHESANING – The Chesaning Village Council discussed revisions for the village blight ordinance, during the Tuesday, June 16 meeting. Chesaning Village Administrator Troy Feltman said the section prohibiting sales on sidewalks has been “totally eliminated” as it was opposed by many business owners. He explained that some of the ordinance changes considered were based on blight ordinances used in other […]


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