Carter Elementary School celebrates new adaptive play structure




MONTROSE – On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Carter Elementary School held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the first of two phases of adaptive playground equipment. Carter Elementary School Principal Cassandra Jackson said, “This adaptive play structure can be used by children of all abilities.” She is very proud of the team who spearheaded the project. Carter Elementary School […]

STC educator spends summer teaching in Peru



ST. CHARLES – One St. Charles educator spent the last few months teaching along the Amazon River in Peru. Beth Moeller participated in a professional development opportunity this summer by Eco-Teach. The program is titled “Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest” and is held at remote sites along the Amazon River in Peru, she said. She said her group consisted […]

Chesaning Military Classic events scheduled for Sept. 10 – 16

T-shirts now available for 2016 Military Classic


CHESANING – For the fourth consecutive year, Chesaning Union Schools will honor U.S. Military persons, both veterans and active military, during a series of athletic games and other special events known as the Chesaning Military Classic. Net proceeds raised go directly to the local Veterans Area Relief Fund administered by the Chesaning American Legion Post #212. The first event is […]

Chesaning Chamber concerned about economic impact of detour




CHESANING – During the Aug. 16 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, Chesaning Chamber of Commerce representative Ron Ebenhoeh talked about the significant economic impact of the MDOT construction. Ebenhoeh said he and Chamber president Randy Stoddard talked with downtown businesses to gauge the impact of the construction. He was surprised to learn that some businesses are down 80-90 percent. […]

STC Farmers Marketplace closed Aug. 16 due to weather

Market back on schedule starting Aug. 23


ST. CHARLES – Due to inclement weather the St. Charles Farmers Marketplace was forced to close last week during its Tuesday market Aug. 16. According to the market’s Facebook, the grounds were rain-saturated at Coal Miners’ Park and the temporary closing was necessary in order to prevent damage to the park grounds. The marketplace is set to reopen starting Tuesday, […]

NL ed board hires new athletic director, new exec. assistant



NEW LOTHROP – New Lothrop Area Public Schools has hired a new athletic director in that of Wesley Webster, following the retirement of former athletic director Craig Atkins, whose retirement from the district was accepted by the board of education during its meeting July 18. Webster will also encompass an additional role as the k-12 assistant principal, effective Aug. 8. […]

New principal to lead at St. Charles Middle School




ST. CHARLES – There is a new leader at the helm of Thurston Middle School in St. Charles. Shawna Groulx was hired by the board of education July 1 to serve as the new school principal and 6-12 grade curriculum director; her first official day was July 11. Groulx’s experience includes student data analyst and history teacher at Grand Blanc […]

STC new elementary principal to lead 2016-17 school year




ST. CHARLES – Mark Benson is the new elementary principal at St. Charles Community Schools. He has been filling that role since July, he said. He was officially hired by the board of education during its meeting July 1. Prior to his new role in St. Charles, Benson taught for 12 years and spent the last nine years as an […]

Blueberry Fest golf scramble a success



To the Editor, On behalf of the Montrose Blueberry Festival, we would like to thank all the golfers who made our seventh annual golf scramble a success. Good friends, great golf, and cooler temps created a fun day for everyone who participated. A big thank-you to our host, Briar Ridge Golf Course for all their help in setting up and […]

Frederick appreciates support



Dear Editor, I would like to thank the people of Shiawassee and Saginaw counties for making a big win possible in the Aug. 2 primary election. The trust which has been placed in me by thousands of voters across the entire 85th District is extremely valued by me and not taken lightly. My team and I have remained very busy […]