2018-06-10 / News Briefs


FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY – Chesaning American Legion Post #212 will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the post, 15053 McKeighan Road, Chesaning. Anyone who has tattered, faded, unserviceable flags may give them to one of the post members. Flags can also be put in the drop box located in front of Ed Rehmann and Sons Clothing in downtown Chesaning. For more information, contact Rod Toma at (989) 666-1824.

KC RAFFLE WINNERS – The winners of the Chesaning Knights of Columbus 50/50 raffle for June are Ron and Pat Harris, of Chesaning, Rick Martin, of Chesaning, Richard Beyer, of Chesaning, and Rosemary Gengler, of Chesaning.

REP. FREDERICK TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS – State Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso), will hold office hours on Monday, June 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Raucholz Memorial Library, 1140 N. Hemlock Road, Hemlock, and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Corunna Public Library, 210 E. Corunna Ave., Corunna. No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend may contact Frederick at his Lansing office at (517) 373-0841 or via email at BenFrederick@house.mi.gov.

SAGINAW ISD TO HOST INFORMATIONAL EVENT – The Michigan Association of School Boards, in partnership with the Saginaw Intermediate School District, will hold an informational event on school board service on Tuesday, June 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Saginaw ISD office, 3933 Barnard Road, Saginaw. Donna Oser, director of leadership development and executive search services for MASB, will talk about what serving on a local school board entails, the process for filing and more as part of the MASB’s Get On Board campaign. Materials for the Get On Board campaign can be found at getonboardmi.masb.org. For more information, contact Debbie Stair, assistant director of leadership development for MASB, at (517) 327-5904 or dstair@masb.org, or Kathy Stewart, superintendent of SISD, at (989) 249-8700 or kstewart1@sisd.cc.

MOOLENAAR ANNOUNCES OFFICE HOURS – Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) has announced office hours to be held by constituent relations representatives at locations throughout the Fourth District. The purpose of the office hours is to help residents in need of assistance with a federal agency, like the Internal Revenue Service and Veterans Administration. Representatives will be at the Thomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Dr., Saginaw, on Thursday, June 14 from 4 to 5 p.m.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS HELP WANTED - St. Charles Old-Fashioned Christmas organizers are inviting area residents to attend its organizational meeting on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Rustic Inn, 133 N Saginaw St. in St. Charles. For more information, or to help them kick off the second annual event, call Tina Beeler at (989) 798-4785.

STC SUMMER SALES – The community of St. Charles plans to host a Summer Sales Event on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. Area residents interested in having their address listed on a map, available on the Village of St. Charles’ Facebook page as well as distributed to places throughout St. Charles, are asked to message the village’s Facebook page with address, phone number and what day(s) they would like to participate or call Marguerite at the village office at (989) 865-8287. The deadline to be featured on the map is Monday, July 2.

MOVIES ON BROAD START JUNE 22 - Free family-friendly movies will soon be shown on

Fridays in Chesaning, starting at 8 p.m. in the Ace Hardware Parking lot, 207 W. Broad St. The line-up is as follows: June 22, “Smurfs, The Lost Village;” July 20, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Out of the Shadows;” Aug. 3, “The Princess Bride;” and Aug. 24, “Coco.” Concessions will be available and each week will also host a special event such as bingo, the Big Rock’n Bus, and more. In inclement weather, movies will be shown the following Sunday. For more information visit www.broadstreetevents.org.

MONTROSE MARKET IN SEASON – The Montrose Township Farmers Market’s first day was held June 7. The season will run every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. from now until Oct. 18. Vendors are welcome. The market, located at Barber Memorial Park at Vienna and Seymour roads, also features food trucks the first Thursday of every month. The next truck will be the Cheese Trap Food Truck from Frankenmuth on July 5. Owned by the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, items include gourmet grilled cheese, cheese curds, soup, potato tots, cheese spreads, dips and salsas. For more details, visit montrosetownship.org under “Departments” and “Farmers Market”.

STC TIRE DRIVE – A tire drive, hosted by the Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission, will be held for Saginaw County residents on Tuesday, June 19 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Township Hall, 1003 N. Saginaw St. A valid Michigan identification or driver’s license is required. A maximum drop-off of 10 tires per property, per year is allowed. No tires on rims will be accepted. Car, truck, motorcycle, bike and small household tires only will be accepted. For further details, call the SCMAC at (989) 755-5751 or the township hall at (989) 865-9010.

WIN A TRIP TO MACKINAC ISLAND – Hosted by the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce, tickets to win a 2019 Mackinac Island Travel Package are on sale now. The cost is $5 per ticket. The two-person package features a one-room, two-night stay at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island in 2019, (redeemable May 3 - June 27, or Aug. 11 - Oct. 27.) Retailing over $2,000, it includes breakfast and dinner for two, round-trip ferry rides to the island, horse-drawn carriage ride, and taxes and fees. Tickets are available at local businesses and area events, including the fireworks display in Showboat Park on June 28. Tickets will also be sold during this year’s Candlelight Walk, Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24. Sales will end shortly before the 8 p.m. drawing on Nov. 24. For more information, visit chesaningchamber.org.

MAKING A PITCH – During the June 5 meeting of the Chesaning Village Council, realtor Lori Austerberry made a pitch for the village to contract with Chesaning Realty to sell the soon-to-be-vacant village office on West Broad Street. Later this summer, the village office will move in with the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce; following completion of the building renovation and expansion. This partnership offers significant benefits for both entities.

HISTORIC COUNCIL TABLE – Chesaning Village President Joseph Sedlar, Jr. said the enormous log that had been sitting in his yard for nine years is now gone. The log is currently being kiln-dried and will be used to build a new council table for the village’s new location. The enormous log had been hauled out of the Shiawassee River in 2009, when the dam was removed. Sedlar said it’s going to be beautiful.

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