2017-03-16 / News

In brief

Morrish kids help

MUNDY TOWNSHIP – Morrish Elementary School “Blueberries” have been busy helping others this school year.

The students raised more than $300 for Toys for Tots, and $100 for Old Newsboys, according to the school newsletter, the Creek Chronicle.

Students and their families also have volunteered to feed the hungry at an area soup kitchen. – L.R.

Staff changes at SCCS

SWARTZ CREEK – The Board of Education has approved the hiring of Angela Myers as a lead caregiver at the Child Development Center.

The school board also approved the following coaching assignments: Travis Peruski as Middle School track coach, Shannon Cumming as assistant girls track coach, and Aaron O’Brien as junior varsity girls tennis coach. – L.R.

February emergency stats

GAINES TOWNSHIP – There were 126 calls for police service in February in Gaines Township, according to police records. Twelve were in the Village of Gaines. The township police department responded to 68 of those calls.

In addition, local officers issued three verbal warnings and eight citations, made one felony arrest and three misdemeanor arrests, and applied for one felony warrant. They also performed 83 property checks.

There have been 259 calls so far this year, as compared to 266 for the same time last year.

The fire department responded to nine fires and 10 medical calls. – L.R.

On-call firefighters needed

SWARTZ CREEK and CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Swartz Creek Area Fire Department Chief Brent Cole is looking to add to the roster of paid on-call firefighters. Openings are available at both stations.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and live within or in close proximity to the fire district.

Prior to employment, new recruits must have a physical, including a drug test, and a background check, and must be available to attend the training academy that begins in October.

Interested people should call Cole at 635-2300 for an application. – L.R.

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