2018-05-13 / News Briefs


MONTROSE TWP. PUBLIC SAFETY GRAND OPENING – Montrose Township elected officials, personnel from the police and fire departments and representatives from Brent Run Landfill invite the public to a grand opening event celebrating the completion of the new Montrose Township Public Safety Administrative Complex, 11444 N. Seymour Road, from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. Residents, business owners and friends of the community can come tour the new 22,000 square-foot complex which features state-of-theart administrative, police and fire department offices, three jail holding cells, a police sally port, four apparatus bays and a wash bay for fire and rescue trucks. Brent Run Landfill is sponsoring free appetizers and beverages for guests of the open house. Children can tour and get their photos taken near police cars and fire trucks on display. Many helping hands and a lot of behind-the-scenes work made the construction of the new building possible. For more details, call (810) 639-2021 or visit www.montrosetownship.org.

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR CURWOOD FESTIVAL KIDS PARADE – The deadline for the 2018 Kids in Curwood Country parade is fast approaching. The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The theme of this year’s parade is “Lights, Camera, Action.” Applications for the parade are now available at the Curwood Festival office, Edward Jones Investments at 2246 E. Main St or online at www.CurwoodFestival.com. Email completed applications to KidsinCurwoodParade@Gmail.com. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 11. Applications received past this deadline are not guaranteed a space in the parade. Prizes will be awarded for Best overall Float and runner up, Best overall Walking unit and runner up, and Most Creative at the end of the parade. For more information call either Dave or Tracey Minarik at (989) 725-2809.

SAGINAW HEALTH DEPT. TO HOLD ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISE – On Thursday, May 17, the Saginaw County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) staff, together with emergency management, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and area hospitals, will be engaging in a full scale exercise of an active shooter incident. As a result of this exercise the Bennie T. Woodward Jr., Public Health Center Building, 1600 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, will be closed to the public from 8 a.m. until noon. The purpose of this exercise is to test and ultimately strengthen response capabilities of participating agencies to a real life active shooter event. Emergency personnel and vehicles will be staged at the department’s south parking lot. All parking lot entrances will be secured by law enforcement officers. The SCDPH will be inaccessible until the conclusion of the exercise at noon. Normal business will resume at that time. For more information on the full scale exercise, call (989) 758-3804 or email chillman@saginawcounty.com.

CHESANING GRAD EVENTS – Baccalaureate for Chesaning High School will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. at St. Peter Parish in Chesaning. All graduates and graduate families and friends are welcome to attend. All religions and non-religious people are encouraged to attend. Awards night will also be held on May 20, at 7 p.m. in the middle school. Graduation will take place on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the high school stadium, weather permitting.

FREDERICKS TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS – State Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) will be holding office hours on Monday, May 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Owosso City Hall, 301 W. Main St., Owosso, and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Marion Township Hall, 10925 S. Merrill Road, in Marion Springs. No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend, but who would still like to speak with the representative, can contact his Lansing office at (517) 373-0841 or via email at BenFrederick@house.mi.gov.

CHAMBER RAFFLE WINNER – The winner of the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce biweekly raffle for Wednesday, May 9 was Melanie Skaryd, of Chesaning. Guest drawer was Cathy Gross, of the law office of Patricia Rehmann.

BLOOD DRIVE – There will be a blood drive in honor of Zach Hersch on Monday, June 18, from 1 to 6:45 p.m. at the New Lothrop Church of the Nazarene, 7406 Saginaw St., New Lothrop. Hersch, 28, of Chesaning, is the son of Dale and Heidi Hersch. He graduated from Chesaning High School in 2008, and from Michigan Technological University in 2013. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on March 1 and is undergoing treatment at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Hersch has had many blood transfusions along with his chemotherapy, and will continue to have more throughout his treatment. He was scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant on Friday, May 11. He was fortunate his sister, Nikki Hersch, was a 50 percent match and was his donor. Area residents are invited to donate blood and register for the bone marrow registry in his honor. For information, or an appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Hersch, or call 1-800-RED-CROS (800-733-2767).

REP. FREDERICK TO HOST CONSUMER PROTECTION PRESENTATION – State Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) will host a presentation on elder abuse and fraud prevention on Thursday, May 24 at the Baker College Welcome Center, 1309 S. Shiawassee St. in Owosso from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Joining Rep. Frederick will be Ryan Painter, director of the Elder Justice Program at the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, and Thomas Holcomb, an elder abuse investigator. They will present a short program and be available to take questions. No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend who would like information on senior issues may call Rep. Frederick at (517) 373-0841, or via email at BenFrederick@house. mi.gov.

CAMPER FIRE – On Sunday, May 6, Chesaning- Brady firefighters were called at 4 p.m. to a roadside fire on M-52 near Baldwin Road, where a camper had exploded and was in flames. Fire Chief Scott Fall said gas appliances were lit while the camper was in transit. The camper owner told Assistant Chief Kevin Carlton that the fire might have started from the water heater. The camper was a total loss.

WIND POWER – Chesaning-Brady firefighters stayed busy during and after the windstorm that hit mid-Michigan on May 4. Chesaning-Brady Fire Chief Scott Fall said his department responded to 20 wind-related calls, mostly for downed power lines over that weekend.

STC TO ‘BEAUTIFY’ FRIDAY – The annual St. Charles Beautification Day will be held this Friday, May 18. Volunteers will meet at 7:45 a.m. in the high school gym for an introduction video that highlights previous year’s work. Then volunteers will disperse to designated work areas that include school grounds, parks, and establishments in and around St. Charles, Brant and Swan Creek Township. Donations, with checks made payable to St. Charles Community Schools and “Beautification Day” in the memo line, can be sent to the high school at 811 W. Walnut St., St. Charles, 48655.

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