2009-09-13 / News Briefs


CHESANING TO HOST 9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICE – The Saginaw County Fire Fighters Association’s annual 9/11 Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department, 1632 Brady Road. The public is welcome to attend.

REP. HORN PLANS OFFICE HOURS - - Local residents can visit with State Rep. Ken Horn in Birch Run on Monday, Sept. 14. The 94th District lawmaker will conduct office hours from 10 a.m. to noon at Fleschner Memorial Library, 11935 Silver Creek, Birch Run. For more information, call Horn toll free at 1-866-HORN094, or e-mail him at kennethhorn@ house.mi.gov. Horn has scheduled ongoing office hours throughout the 94th District on the first Monday of each month. Residents who are unable to attend the office hours are encouraged to contact Horn with a question or concern.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS – The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for September are George Gewirtz, of Chesaning, Tom Cassidy, of Chesaning, Doug Birchmeier, of New Lothrop, and Dan Martin, of Chesaning.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE DAY -- The Arc Shiawassee and the Shiawassee Regional Interagency Consumer Committee together are hosting a Community Resource Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 pm at the Baker Welcome Center, South M-52, Owosso. The public is welcome to attend this free event. The purpose of having the resource day is to provide an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to learn about community and statewide resources. For more information contact The Arc Shiawassee at 989- 723-7377.

SEN. KAHN ANNOUNCES OFFICE HOURS -- State Sen. Roger Kahn, RSaginaw Township, announced office hours with Saginaw County residents will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Thomas Township. Members of the 32nd District lawmaker’s staff will be available during the office hours. Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Adams and local media advisor Bob Grnak will provide constituents with an opportunity to meet and discuss concerns from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Thomas Township Public Safety Building, 8215 Shields Dr., Thomas Township, Saginaw. No appointments are necessary. For more information, contact Kahn’s office toll free at 1-866-305-2132.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Sept. 9 was Shedd, Frasier and Grossman. Guest drawer was Dan Robinette of Village Sales and Service.

FAMILY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DAY – The Saginaw County Citizens Corp Family Emergency Preparedness Day will be held Sunday, Sept. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Charles Park. This is a family day. Come and learn how to be ready in case of an emergency. Prizes will be available. FlightCare will be there, along with a fire safety house, Freddie the Firefighter and many other types of emergency vehicles. For more information, contact Cathy Harris at (989) 295-5509.

HARTLEY CSI SEPT. 19 – Join Hartley naturalist Paul Roose on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. for Hartley CSI – snakes. Participants will about these legless wonders, and then will search the Hartley property to find and capture them. They will also play a snake game and get to meet a rare Michigan species, and touch it if they dare. Hartley CSI Annual Membership is $50, and members will receive recognition in the Good Natured News, an invitation to the Hartley Appreciation Breakfast, Hartley Trading Post coupon and a Hartley CSI t-shirt, certificate and badge. Drop-in investigators are also welcome at $8 per month. Call Hartley at (989) 865-6295 to register by Thursday, Sept. 17, or for more information.

FORD/MERCURY CAR SHOW SEPT. 19 – Mel Ervin Ford in Chesaning will be hosting its All Ford and Lincoln Mercury Car Show on Saturday, Sept 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an opportunity to show off that old or new car, or just stop by to enjoy the vehicles.

FATAL ACCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION -- The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred in New Haven Township on Sunday, Sept. 6 at approximately 7:37 a.m. Deputies said preliminary investigation indicates a 2009 Dodge Caliber, drive by Diane Moore, 60, of the Lennon area, was eastbound on Juddville Road near Kerby Road when the vehicle went off the roadway, entered a ditch and rolled over. A passenger, Jimmie Moore, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. Seatbelts were worn by both occupants in the vehicle, and speed does not appear to be a factor, deputies said. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Owosso Charter Township Fire Department, Corunna Area Ambulance Service and Shiawassee County Central Dispatch.

BACK TO SCHOOL: DRIVERS ADVISED – St. Charles Village police chief Kevin McInerney said drivers in all areas should take extra caution now that school is in session. Drivers should watch for children walking or biking to school and slow down for school buses and school zones, he said.

STATE OF THE STATE – During the Sept. 8 meeting of the Montrose Community Schools, MIOSHA representative Mark Richard reported on the state of the Michigan budget. He reported, “The State of Michigan is $1.7 billion in the hole.” He talked about the six furlough days taken by state employees this year, which saved the state $22 million. He joked that if the state employees took 431 furlough days in a year, the state would be able to balance the budget. That not being possible, he suspects the state will use stimulus money to balance the budget.

NO TOLERANCE FOR MIP or OUIL – Montrose Police have reported a recent increase in MIP [Minors In Possession] arrests. Montrose Police Chief Darrell Ellis has emphasized that the department has a “No tolerance policy” with regard to both MIP and OUIL [Operating a vehicle Under the Influence of Liquor].

CANOE OWNER FOUND – The owner of the canoe recovered by Montrose Police recently claimed it. The canoe had been found in May, following a flood of the Shiawassee River. The canoe owner was able to provide police with a highly detailed description of the canoe, confirming that he was indeed the owner.

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