NY Times bestselling author visits NLHS

NEW LOTHROP – Renowned New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix paid a visit to New Lothrop High School on Wednesday, March 14 to an auditorium filled with students in grades fifth through ninth. The school has been on the waiting list for nearly three years to have a visit from Haddix; she is popular among students there, administrators […]

Survey says Chesaning parents prefer post Labor Day start

CHESANING – During the Monday, March 12 meeting of the Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Mike McGough presented the results of a recent parent email survey. He said the comments received were excellent. For several months, the board of education had discussed the possibility of starting fall classes before Labor Day. But the board wanted to hear from […]

Course of action underway for STC village unfunded liability

ST. CHARLES – Representatives from the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) gave a presentation during the last Village of St. Charles meeting on Wednesday, March 14. Marne Dagget and Tara Tyler explained new legislation and offered some solutions in order to have the village meet requirements for unfunded liability. They explained that last year the Protecting Local Government Retirement and […]

Maple Grove Township to discuss wind turbines

MAPLE GROVE TWP. – On Monday, March 19, the Maple Grove Township Board will hold its regular monthly meeting, which is expected to be held at the Maple Grove Township Hall, 17010 Lincoln Road, New Lothrop. Several citizens would like to discuss the potential for wind turbines to be built in the community and would like to know where the […]

STC village to consider PILOT ordinance

ST. CHARLES – The Village of St. Charles will consider a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Ordinance during a public hearing for a special meeting set later this month. The scheduled hearing was set during the last council meeting on Wednesday, March 14 when a presentation was made regarding renovations to the Arbor Glen apartment complex, located at 130 […]


In January, Montrose Township moved its administrative office, police and fire to its new facility at 11444 Seymour Road. The Montrose Township Board offered to sell its old building at 139 S. Saginaw St. to the city. Over the past month, city officials toured and inspected the 78-year-old township hall, pictured here. The city’s existing office, 141 Parkway Drive, was […]

City has no solution for former employee’s widow

MONTROSE – During the February meeting, the Montrose City Council directed City Manager Neil Rankin and City Attorney Otis Stout to find a solution that would provide former DPW director Matthew Fedejelem’s widow with health insurance benefits. On March 15, Rankin told the council, “There is no solution for what’s been put in front of us. We can do it […]

Annexation process handled according to Michigan law

Dear Editor, Annexation In recent weeks there have been public statements made by certain representatives of Chesaning Township such as, “why does our vote not count?” And, you’re going to decide it, not us.” And, “you people take our vote away from us.” Such comments are not only uninformed but also suggest that the annexation process involving the “Peet Packing” […]

March 20 county commission meeting last chance to be heard

Dear Editor, A plea and update what is going to happen to your community. Your voice and input will or will not be the trigger to the explosion of grow and distribution of large scale marijuana. Your county commissioners on Tuesday, March 20, 5 p.m. at the Saginaw County courthouse after a voice and public input hearing on the annexation […]

Writer thanks council for following wishes of community

Dear Editor, I would like to say thank you to the Village Council members, citizens and business owners of Chesaning for embracing and supporting economic growth and development in our community. The village government has proven over and over again they support economic growth. It is refreshing to see one of the bodies of government in Chesaning understand that the […]