2021-10-24 E-Edition


On Tuesday, Oct. 19, contractors work on replacement of the watermain under Washington Street near M-57 in downtown Montrose. On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Montrose City Council held a public hearing to approve the assessment and assessment roll for the street improvement project. City Manager Neil Rankin said the city is covering the cost of engineering and watermain replacement. The […]

Odor detecting equipment arrives in Chesaning

CHESANING – During the Tuesday, Oct. 19 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, councilwoman Kim Hewitt announced that the odor detecting equipment had finally arrived. The equipment was purchased to help the Village of Chesaning enforce the noxious odor ordinance, specifically with marijuana in mind. She said, “We don’t want to target a business. The magical unicorn device that is […]

Coach’s resignation not accepted by school board

NEW LOTHROP – During its Monday, Oct. 18 meeting, the New Lothrop Area Public Schools Board of Education refused to vote on the resignation of varsity volleyball coach Rondalee Beardslee. She resigned because she held her players to the code of conduct they signed, whereas other student-athletes were not. Beardslee addressed the school board, explaining that she resigned as head […]

Trick-or-Treat Hours

Village of Chesaning – Sunday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. City of Montrose – Sunday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Village of New Lothrop – Sunday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Village of Oakley – Sunday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Village of St. Charles – Sunday, Oct. 31, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


SUNDAY, OCT. 31 – There will be a Village Halloween Party from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oakley Village Hall, 201 Parshall St., Oakley. This is a free event. There will be dinner, prizes, treats and a hay wagon to take parents and kids around the village trick-or-treating. Come enjoy a free dinner before starting the trick-or-treating night. TUESDAY, […]

Salt shed project goes out for third re-bid

CITY OF MONTROSE – During its Thursday, Oct. 21 meeting, the Montrose City Council agreed to re-bid its salt shed project for a third time. The October bids received came in much higher than expected and the lowest bid was submitted, but not received, by the city by the 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 deadline. City officials wanted to make […]


As temperatures began to drop this week, the fall foliage began to come out in earnest, like these red maple leaves at Ringwood Forest near St. Charles.

Skilled labor shortage delays new locker rooms for NL

NEW LOTHROP – During the Monday, Oct. 18 meeting of the New Lothrop Area Public Schools, Rob Crowe, project manager for Christman Construction Company, provided an update on capital improvements. Crowe talked about the locker rooms saying, “Last time I told you it would be finished by now. There have been significant manpower issues with the tile contractor. I apologize […]

New Lothrop schools approve staff changes

NEW LOTHROP – During its Monday, Oct. 18 meeting, the New Lothrop Area Public Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of eight individuals and accepted six resignations. The board did not take action on one resignation. NEW HIRES School bus driver Heather Eickholt has been hired to also serve as an elementary school office aide. Chris Crump and Wayne […]