STC village announces farmers’ market steering committee

ST. CHARLES – A new seven-person steering committee has been named in St. Charles for a potential farmer’s market in the village. The committee’s purpose is to “explore the feasibility of, and to help coordinate the planning for, a farmers’ market in the Village of St. Charles,” village officials said. Village manager Matthew Lane and clerk Deanna Koehler will be […]

Chesaning River Days festivities unveiled for 2016

CHESANING – On Wednesday, April 6, the Chesaning Parks and Recreation Committee released the schedule for the 2016 River Days Festival. This year’s festival will be sponsored by Parks and Rec, with the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce and Mexican-American Festival as supporting partners. Parks and Rec is running a camping special for the River Days weekend; stay two nights, and […]


– On Saturday, April 2, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department was called to Creative Passions Crop at the corner of Church and Front streets in Chesaning. Councilman Phil Larner reported that 15 people were inside the building when support beams came down. He said one person was injured but refused medical attention. Police and fire helped the […]

Mary Quast sworn in as Montrose Township treasurer

MONTROSE TWP. – The Montrose Township Board held a special meeting Friday, March 25 for the purpose of appointing and swearing in Mary Quast as township treasurer. It had been only 38 days since the board had appointed and sworn in Melanie Newton for the same position. Montrose Township Supervisor Mark Emmendorfer explained that shortly after Newton was appointed, someone […]


– The Chesaning Rotary Club congratulates Victor (Vic) Shapley, 95, for his commitment to Rotary and 65 years of perfect attendance. Pictured left to right are Dana MacVay, Rich Paul, Mark Russell, exchange student Andrey Nadeinskiy, Vic Shapley, Lisa Hitchcock, Amy Handley, Lisa Greenfelder and Joan Andres.


– On April 5, the Chesaning Rotary Club honored Victor (Vic) Shapley for his 65 years of service. Shapley, 95, also had a perfect attendance record the entire time, having attended weekly meetings without missing a week. Records show he attended 3,370 meetings in all. Shapley explained that even when he wasn’t in Chesaning, he made sure to attend a […]

Village council and Chesaning Chamber move closer toward sharing an office facility

CHESANING – For several years, the Chesaning Village Council and Chesaning Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have discussed the possibility of sharing the chamber’s building. As of April 5, the proposal appears to be moving forward. The Chesaning Village Council directed village administrator Troy Feltman to move forward with developing specifications for a shared building. The existing village office […]

Chalk Talk

I hope your family had a safe and relaxing Spring Break, just two months left and counting! Our Kindergarten Roundup and preschool registration is fast approaching. Kindergarten Roundup is by appointment only and will be held Monday, May 9. Also, preschool registration packet pick-up has begun as of March 22. Please contact the elementary office at (810) 638-5026 for further […]

Letters to the editor

Albee Easter egg hunt a success Dear Editor, Albee Township would like to thank the many community volunteers and those who donated to make the egg hunt a huge success, in particular: Albee Township Fire Department, Gary’s Place, Good Times Market, McDonald’s of Montrose, Riverside Market, and Wal-Mart of Clio. Your support is greatly appreciated! Jennifer WhitingAlbee Township Chesaning Lions […]

Chesaning graduate to hike over 2,000 miles on Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a breathtaking American landscape, with over 2,000 miles of scenic trails that traverse through 14 states and many of the highest mountains of the Appalachian Mountain range. One Chesaning High School graduate has plans to complete the footpath that stretches between Maine and Georgia. Zachary Colston, a 2004 Chesaning graduate, plans to begin a six-month trek […]