2014-06-01 / News Briefs

NEWS Briefs

SAGINAW COUNTY FAIR MEGA PASSES – The Saginaw County Fair Mega Passes are in at the fairgrounds. For $35, visitors can attend the fair on all five days (July 29-Aug. 2). It includes parking, admission, grandstand, limitless rides and other attractions the county fair offers. The Mega Passes make great graduation, birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or other special occasion gifts. The $10 daily admission is a real bargain, but $35 for the entire fair run is an even greater deal. Stop in the office or call (989) 845-2143 to obtain tickets.

SAGINAW COUNTY FAIR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – The Saginaw County Fair continues to grow both crowd-wise and in improvements each year. Those who are not a fair member and/or currently a volunteer are encouraged to join. For only $25 for the initial membership year and $15 each year thereafter, people can be fair supporters. Stop in the office or call (989) 845-2143 for an application, or email saginawfair@yahoo.com.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Wednesday, May 28 was Tom Ebenhoeh, of Chesaning. Guest drawer was Sue Keeven of Mel Ervin Ford, Inc.

CORRECTION – In the Salute to the Class of 2014 section of the May 18 issue of the Tri-County Citizen, the story concerning the Chesaning High Honors students contained an error. In the listing for Samantha DeNardo, her parents should have been identified as Jennifer and Michael Whiting. We apologize for the error.

FLAG DAY – Chesaning American Legion Post #212 would like to invite the community to join in for a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. If anyone has a flag that needs to be disposed of properly, he or she can bring it to the event, or drop it off at the flag box in front of Ed Rehmann and Sons Clothing in downtown Chesaning.

GOING WIRELESS – The Kuehn-Haven Middle School Student Council recently donated $379.90 to the middle school office for the purchase of two wireless headsets for the secretaries. The Montrose Community Schools Board of Education officially accepted the student council’s donation with appreciation and the thanks of Superintendent Dr. Edward Graham.

CROSS COUNTRY CAMP – During the May 27 board meeting, the Montrose Community Schools Board of Education approved an overnight trip for the cross country team to Mill Creek Camp Aug. 18-22. The trip will be lead by cross country coach Pastor Tim Hobson. All chaperones will go through a background check as part of the school district’s standard procedure to protect students.


– The Montrose Community Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of a new maintenance truck with snow blade from Mel Ervin Ford of Chesaning. The school had been using a 1995 truck with the gas tank strapped to it. Superintendent Dr. Edward Graham said that while the purchase was not something they had anticipated, they had saved enough in the maintenance budget to cover the cost of buying the new truck. Mel Ervin Ford provided the lowest bids for both gas-fueled and diesel fueled trucks with the snow blade attachment included.

COMMUNITY GARDEN – The Montrose Community Garden has postponed its May 31 grand opening due to damp soil conditions. Watch for upcoming announcements. For more information about garden plots, contact garden coordinator Christina Wixson at (810) 210-9297. Wixson expressed appreciation for Riverside Market for supplying plants that will help the garden supply some fresh vegetables to the Open Cupboard Food Pantry. The garden tools for the community garden were supplied by Hardcore Harvest.

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