2018-02-15 / News Briefs

In brief

Walk at the Cage

SWARTZ CREEK – The Cage Fieldhouse offers a walking club from noon-2:30 p.m. daily. Anyone may drop by and walk around the perimeter of the courts for free. Five laps equal one mile. – L.R.

Grant for stop sticks

GAINES TOWNSHIP – The Gaines Township Police Department has received a $2,000 Participating Plan Risk Reduction grant to offset the cost of a NightHawk spike strip.

Used to deflate tires to stop fleeing drivers, the NightHawk stop stick is activated by remote, allowing officers to remain a safe distance from the road.

The township will pitch in $995 plus the cost of training. – L.R.

January emergency stats

GAINES TOWNSHIP – There were 113 calls for police services in Gaines Township, including 14 in the village of Gaines, in January. Township police responded to 52 of the calls and handled 14 walk-ins. The Metro Police Authority responded to seven incidents in Gaines Township, while Gaines Township police responded to five incidents in the Metro area.

There have been 127 incidents to date in 2018, as compared to 141 for the same time last year.

The fire department responded to 21 medical calls and eight fire reports in January.

Source: Township records. – L.R.

Donations for student

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek Lions Club is seeking donations to sponsor a local, visually-impaired student for a trip to Germany in June.

Club President Jason Luokka said he hopes to raise the $2,600 still needed for Will Roth to accompany the German Club on the educational journey June 20-28.

Roth was recommended for sponsorship based on his “excellent performance in school and exceptional work ethic, and his unwillingness to let his retina disease keep him from achieving his goals,” Luokka said.

Anyone wishing to donate may make checks payable to Swartz Creek Lions Club and include “Will Roth Germany Trip” in the memo line. Donations may be sent to Swartz Creek Lions Club, 6004 Creekside Drive, Swartz Creek, 48473.

The Lions will present the proceeds from the fund drive at their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Dave’s Pizzeria. – L.R.

Park board officers chosen

SWARTZ CREEK – Rae Lynn Hicks will continue to chair the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for at least another year. In addition, James Barclay will remain as vice chair and Connie Eskew will continue in her role as secretary. – L.R.

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