St. Charles village council adopts three-year strategic plan, discusses poultry ordinance again

ST. CHARLES – A three-year plan for the Village of St. Charles, allowing chickens within village limits, and the waterfowl observatory’s future were the main topics of discussion during the last meeting of the St. Charles village council on Wednesday, April 13. The council officially adopted the three-year strategic plan for the fiscal years of 2016-17 to 2018-19. The plan […]

Sovis Agency gives bicycle safety helmets

CHESANING – On April 19, Big Rock Elementary School third graders lined up to receive new bicycle helmets thanks to a donation by Ron Stewart of Sovis Insurance Agency. Sovis Insurance Agency and Auto-Owners Insurance have been providing bicycle helmets for Big Rock third graders for five years. Stewart watched as children’s faces lit up as they received a bike […]

NL schools consider building and grounds updates, review security measures

NEW LOTHROP – New Lothrop Area Public Schools held its last Board of Education meeting Monday, April 18 during which it accepted the resignation of eighth grade softball coach Dave Duranso. The board also appointed Ed Bennett as the eighth grade softball coach for the 2016 season and accepted the retirement of Karen Maksimchuk, effective June 10. Other action items […]

St. Charles village president Doug Holem resigns from council

ST. CHARLES – Village of St. Charles President Doug Holem resigned from his seat during the last council meeting Wednesday, April 13. Holem sold his home in the village with plans to move to Haslett to be with family. Therefore, he is no longer considered a St. Charles village resident and is unable to serve on the council. “It has […]

St. Charles sets three-year strategic plan

ST. CHARLES – Blight enforcement, business development, family/movie nights and enhancing river access are some of the immediate goals of the Village of St. Charles as set forth in a recently-released three-year strategic plan. The plan, in accordance with a community planning session held March 5, outlines the goals and vision of the future of St. Charles in the fiscal […]

Troubadours visit New Lothrop Elementary

NEW LOTHROP – New Lothrop Elementary received a visit from the Troubadours, of the Flint Institute of Music on April 18. The group did a performance titled Harambee, or “Let’s pull together.” Students from developmental kindergarten through fourth grade listened to a musical rendition of Stone Soup where a town in disarray had to “pull together” to make it a […]

NEWS Briefs

TOWN-WIDE ATTIC SALE REGISTRATION – Chesaning’s annual community-wide garage sale is scheduled for Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check the advertisement section of the April 17 issue of the Tri-County Citizen for the Attic Sale Participation Agreement flyer, or pick one up at the Chamber of Commerce office to have a sale […]

Masonic Lodge to perform free child ID program in New Lothrop

NEW LOTHROP – On Monday, May 9, the Hugh McCurdy Masonic Lodge #381 will be providing a free child identification program from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the New Lothrop Elementary School, 9387 Genesee St., New Lothrop. The program is provided as part of the kindergarten roundup. Each child who goes through the process will receive a dental impression […]


River Rapids District Library227 E. Broad StreetChesaning(989) Winter Hours: Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday Closed, Saturday – noon – 4 p.m. St. Charles District Library104 W. Spruce StreetSt. Charles(989) The Hook and Needle group will meet on Tuesday, April 26, at 1 […]

Area music students perform in annual recital

“Music, Music, Music” was the theme for the 2016 music recital by the students of Deanna (Krebs) Knispel, of Clio and Montrose. The recital was held at Ss. Francis and Clare Parish in Birch Run on March 13. Each student selected his or her song off the colorful juke box created and constructed by Danny and Kathy Skornika. Master of […]