2011-06-05 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM – The Chesaning Union Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site and time as follows: Big Rock Elementary 920 E. Broad St., Chesaning, June 14, to July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, closed July 4. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, (866) 632-9992 (Voice), (800) 877-8339 (Hearing Impaired), (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

HALL OF FAME SEEKS 1985 TEAM MEMBERS – The Montrose Hall of Fame committee is seeking to contact members of the 1985 Montrose football team, which is being honored this fall. The committee is still trying to locate Mark Burk, Devon Wilfong and Doug Martin. To provide information on these teammates, contact Chris Clolinger at (989) 529-8840.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS — The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for June are Beverly Birchmeier, of New Lothrop, Gene Ruhl, of Chesaning, Jim Dilts, of New Lothrop, and Jeff Cowman, of Chesaning.

GARAGE SALE SIGNS - Chesaning Village Administrator Lisa Hitchcock reminds those hosting garage sales, must remove all their signs after the sale is over. Thank you for complying with village ordinance.

FLAG DAY - On Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m., the Veteran’s Memorial Bell Committee will sponsor a Flag Day celebration at Barber Memorial Park, on Seymour Road in Montrose, just south of M-57. Veterans and their families are join them for hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee and fellowship. For more information, go online to www.vetsbell.org

CHESANING RIVER RACE - A Canoe/Kayak Race and a recreational Creative Theme Paddle will be among this year’s festivities for the Showboat Music Festival, on July 9. Par ticipants will bring their canoes or kayaks to Parshallburg Park on Johnstone Road along the Shiawassee River, then meet at the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce, 218 N. Front St. From there, a shuttle bus will bring participants to their watercrafts for the start of the race. Visit the “Chesaning River Race” on Facebook, where you can download more information about race schedules, as well as the registration forms. Rental canoes and kayaks are also available by reservation. Questions can be addressed by calling (989) 845-5706, or email: river-race2011@hotmail.com

RAM JAM 2011 - The Lamb of God Fellowship will host Ram Jam 2011 on June 9, noon - 3 p.m. Students have a half day of school to wrap up the school year that day. The church will be offering FREE food, games, dunk tank, jousting, prizes, a concert and more. “We may even have the fire department here to hose the kids off!” Pastor Tim Hobson said. The event is for older students, 7th to 12th grade only. “We are expecting over 100 kids to show up; maybe a lot more depending on the weather.”

ZBA APPOINTMENTS - During the June 1 meeting of the Brady Township Board, Township Supervisor Ron Gasper recommended that Planning Commissioner Donny Somers be appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Somers, who was reappointed to the Brady Township Planning Commission in January, was elected its chairman. Gasper explained that according to ordinance the chairman of the planning commission is also to be appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Somers appointment was confirmed by the rest of the board at the meeting. Gasper added that the Zoning Board of Appeals still needs one more individual to serve on the appeals board, and another to serve as an alternate. Any Brady Township resident interested in filling either position should contact the Brady Township Board.

SPLIT DECISION - On June 1, the Brady Township Board approved a request to split a parcel of property owned by Walt Ritenburg, 16996 W. Ferden Rd. According to Zoning Administrator Rob Kehoe, Ritenburg wants to transfer some of his land to the Old Gas Tractor Association. According to Brady Township Supervisor Ron Gasper, that the parcel has long served as a parking area for the Old Gas Tractor Festival.

JUNK MAIL - Brady Township Zoning Administrator Rob Kehoe has been working with several property owners who are in violation of township ordinance, due to having an excess of junk on their properties. Right now he’s working with about seven violators. Kehoe told the township board, “The two on Ridge Road did a nice job.” He referred to one property owner that “got rid of a lot of stuff. He’s making progress.” Kehoe has been working with these residents; but there is still at least one that may require legal action to get it resolved.

HIGH WATERS - During the June 2, Chesaning Township Board meeting, Supervisor Bob Corrin described the Shiawassee River as “kind of dangerous for canoes right now. With the river as high as it is; it’s dangerous.” He talked about the fast currents, as well the river bank at Wildwood Cemetery eroding into the river. Many large trees have been pulled down into the river as the bank erodes.

PANCAKE PROCEEDS - According to Chesaning Township Supervisor Bob Corrin, the Chesaning-Brady Fire Department made $410 at their last pancake breakfast.

HAZARDOUS WASTE - The Mid Michigan Waste Authority will sponsor a free “Household Special Waste & e-Waste Recycling Day” on Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw. Household hazardous waste items accepted include: used motor oil and other mechanical fluids; lead-acid batteries; smoke detectors; pesticides; garden, hobby & pool chemicals; acids; dyes; roofing tar; and more. The e-waste items accepted include televisions; computer monitors & other computer hardware; miscellaneous cables; telephones; handheld electronic devices; VCR & DVD players; game consoles and more. Removing items such as these from the landfills, is an important way to protect our environment. Please note that there are also items that should not be brought. For a complete list visit www.recyclemotion.org or call (989) 781-9555.

SPECIAL MEETING - The Montrose Community Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. Agenda items include accepting bids for the School of Choice Project, and accepting letters of retirement. Afterwards, the school board will go into closed session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations.

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