2020-07-26 E-Edition

Delayed Graduation

Chesaning Union Schools held drive-up graduation ceremonies on Thursday, July 23. Students and their families drove up to the entrance of the athletic complex, where a small stage was set up for presentation of diplomas. After receiving their diplomas and turning their tassels, the graduates advanced to a station for photos. In the photo above, Abbey Bitterman receives her diploma […]

Chesaning village water customers reminded that water bills will be due

VILLAGE OF CHESANING – Chesaning Village Administrator Troy Feltman informed the village council on Tuesday, July 21 that Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the moratorium on water shutoffs as part of her executive orders during the COVID-19 state of emergency. He thinks people know they’re going to be responsible for paying their water bills. The current unpaid utility billing balance is […]

New Lothrop school improvements mostly on track

NEW LOTHROP – New Lothrop Public Schools are expected to have most, but not all of its capital improvements completed by the start of school this fall, which is expected to be Thursday, Aug. 20. During the Monday, July 20 meeting of the New Lothrop Public Schools Board of Education, project manager Rob Crowe of The Christman Company reported that […]


The Montrose Hill-McCloy High School Class of 2020 officially graduated on Thursday, July 23. Due to the necessity of social distancing, the event was set up like an old drive-in movie. The high school’s award-winning digital media program recorded the entire event complete with class speakers. Graduates and their families packed into one vehicle per graduate and walked up to […]

Market afFair comes to Saginaw County Fairgrounds

CHESANING – The Saginaw County Agricultural Society will be hosting a Market afFair on Aug. 7 and 8, the Friday and Saturday of what would have been fair week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Saginaw County Fairgrounds, 11350 Peet Road, Chesaning. The Agricultural Society made the decision to cancel the fair for 2020 earlier in the spring, […]

Feltman announces his retirement from Village of Chesaning

VILLAGE OF CHESANING – During the Tuesday, July 21 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, Village Administrator Troy Feltman announced his intent to retire effective Sept. 11 of this year. Feltman said, “I love the community. I’ve been doing this for 32 years. I want to do something different. Been doing this since 1988. An opportunity was presented to me. […]

New Lothrop superintendent presents back-to-school plans

NEW LOTHROP – Re-opening schools this fall will be more complicated than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each school district in the state of Michigan is required to submit a plan for reopening schools. During the Monday, July 20 meeting of the New Lothrop Public Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Anthony Berthiaume talked about what it’s going to take […]

A look at congressional, state races in Aug. 4 primary

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, Michigan residents will be voting in the primary election. Statewide, voters will be deciding on who will be in the U.S. Senate race. Across the state, voters will also be narrowing the fields for Congressional representatives, state representatives, county officials and local races. In the U.S. Senate race, Bob Carr, of Mackinaw Island, and John James, […]

Writers urges support of Community District Library millage

A letter to Community District Library Voters On Aug. 4 the Community District Library is asking voters to renew it’s 0.7 mill for library operations for the next four years. To be clear, this is not a new tax but a renewal of the same rate as the last eight years. A majority of the funding for the library comes […]