2018-07-08 / News Briefs


TTA ANNUAL MEETING – The Twin Township Ambulance annual membership meeting will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at the TTA office, 7900 Saginaw St., New Lothrop.

SUMMER SALES – St. Charles will 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.

MOOLENAAR ANNOUNCES OFFICE HOURS – Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) has announced office hours to be held by constituent relations representatives 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 Affairs. Representatives will be at the Owosso City Hall conference room, 301 W. Main St., Owosso on Thursday, July 12 from 10 to 11 a.m., and at the Frankenmuth Wickson District Library, 359 S. Franklin St., Frankenmuth on Thursday, July 19 from 9 to 10 a.m.

BLOOD DRIVE – The St. Peter Parish Catholic Church youth group will host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Parish Hall in Chesaning. If the youth group signs up 20 or more donors, Michigan Blood will make a contribution of $10 to the youth group for every person who attempts to donate. Call 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or visit https://www.versiti.org/ways-to-give/our-communities/michigan to schedule your appointment. Donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days if they are a healthy person age 17 or older (or 16 with parent or guardian permission), weighing 112 pounds or more. However, females age 18 and younger must weigh 120 pounds or more. For general questions, call 1-866-642-5663 or email info@miblood.org.

REP FREDERICK SETS OFFICE HOURS – State Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) will be holding local office hours on Monday, July 23 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St. in Perry. No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend but would still like to speak with Frederick can contact his Lansing office at (517) 373-0841 or BenFrederick@house. mi.gov.

REP. FARIS ANNOUNCES SUMMER READING CONTEST – State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) will be holding a summer reading contest for students in grades first through eighth in the 48th House District. Those who submit contest forms will be entered into a random drawing for a bookstore gift card. The contest ends on Labor Day. Online entry forms are available at faris.housedems.com. Students only need to write down the title and total page count of the books they read throughout the summer. All submissions must be received on or before Sept. 13. Mailed entries may be sent to Rep. Pam Faris, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI. 48909-7514. Winners from grades first through fourth and fifth through eighth will be announced on Sept. 14. For more information, contact Rep. Faris at (517) 373-7557.

THEATRE 57 – Season tickets are now on sale for Clio Cast and Crew’s 2018-19 season, with performances at Theatre 57, 2220 W. Vienna Road in Clio. The passes allow purchasers to guarantee their seat and also receive a discount. Shows are as follows: Who’s in Bed with the Butler, Sep. 28 to Oct. 7; God Rest Ye, Gerry Mentleman Dec. 5 to Dec. 9; The Mousetrap, Feb 15. To Feb. 24; Calendar Girls, April 26 to May 5; and Swamp Opera June 21 to June 30. Visit www.cliocastandcrew.com for more information.

NL CAR SHOW – Vehicles, live music, 5K, and plenty of food and entertainment and more will encompass the 29th Annual New Lothrop Car Show, set for Saturday, July 28. Events include, besides the car show, contests such as: stereo muffler rap, pedal tractor pulls, pizza eating, hula hoop contest, ugly dog contest and a karaoke contest. There will also be craft booths, an auto swap, imagination playground, face painting and music by DJ Pat Dolan. Car show trophies will be awarded to the top 50 vote getters, as well as Best of Show, runner up and third place. Dash plaques and goodie bags will also be guaranteed to the first 100 vehicles. Food and beer tents will be on-site. The 5K run/walk and the Village of New Lothrop garage/yard sales will make a return as well. Visit www.nlcarshow.com for complete details.

SAGINAW COUNTY FAIR – The annual Saginaw County Fair in Chesaning at 11350 Peet Road is set from Tuesday, July 31 to Saturday, Aug. 4. Admission is $10 Tuesday - Thursday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday and covers parking, Grandstand events, rides, activities, entry into exhibits and fireworks. Mega Passes are also available for $40. Grandstand acts will be: Tuesday July 31 - Dog Agility Demonstration; Wednesday Aug. 1 - Unique Motor Sports Demolition Derby; Thursday, Aug. 2 - Outlaw Motocross; Friday, Aug. 3 - Gas Guzzy Monster Truck Thrill Show; and Saturday, Aug. 4 - Lost Nations Rodeo. Fairgrounds are open daily until 11 p.m. Exhibit buildings are open until 10 p.m. The midway will run from 1 p.m. until close and will include rides, food and games. For more details call (989) 845- 2143 or visit www.saginawcountyfair.org.

AUGUST ABSENTEE BALLOTS – During the July 5 meeting of the Chesaning Township Board, clerk Fran Kukulis reported that the new voting machines are definitely slower. The ballots for the August election arrived slower too. She will be able to mail out the absentee ballots for the August primary election to go out the week of July 9.

BALLOT DEADLINES IN JULY – Chesaning Township Clerk Fran Kukulis reminds those seeking public office that the deadline for those running for public office in the November election are quickly approaching. The deadline for registering to vote is July 9. The deadline for running for Chesaning Village Council is July 24. Those running for the Chesaning River Rapids District Library Board, the deadline is July 19. The Chesaning Union Schools Board of Education deadline to file is July 24. The filing paperwork must be turned in before 4 p.m. of the deadline date; no exceptions.

SUMMER TAXES – Chesaning Township Treasurer Cathy Gross said township property owners should have received their summer tax bills by now. The summer taxes should be paid by Sept. 14, to avoid late fees. Property owners also have the option to defer their summer taxes; but must inform the treasurer before Sept. 14.

STATE REVENUE SHARING – Chesaning Township recently received a state revenue sharing check in the amount of $28,898. Township treasurer Cathy Gross said it’s $400 more than the township received this time last year.

WAIT TILL IT RAINS – During the July 5 meeting, the Chesaning Township Board discussed whether to install new, larger, rain gutters with guards at a cost of $1,400. Earlier this summer, the township board had a new steel roof installed, replacing the township office’s old, leaky roof. Board members expressed concern that the roof project had already gone over budget. They were reluctant to spend the money, since the old gutters are installed. Clerk Fran Kukulis said she was told that water runs faster down a steel roof. The proposed gutters would have increased capacity. Board members voted to table the issue and wait until after it rains to decide. But they agreed that the downspouts need to be replaced.

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