2017-06-15 / News Briefs

In brief

Kudos to church group

SWARTZ CREEK – Arnold Amusement staff received a warm welcome when members of the United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek reached out to them during Hometown Days.

More than 100 carnival workers received hot meals and clothing that parishioners prepared and donated.

According to the church Facebook page, Larry Bush and Janie Salgat organized the outreach event. – L.R.

May emergency stats

GAINES TOWNSHIP – There were 143 calls for emergency services in May in Gaines Township. Of those, 14 were in the Village of Gaines. Township police responded to 77 of the calls.

In addition, officers issued eight citations, gave 14 verbal warnings, performed four property checks, made seven arrests, obtained two arrest warrants and executed three search warrants.

There have been 686 incidents to date this year, as compared to 706 for the same time last year.

Warning sirens obtained with money from a Department of Homeland Security grant will be installed by the end of July.

Firefighters responded to 10 fire calls and 10 medical reports.

In addition, the fire department will spend $1,475 on a carbon monoxide detector. The funds will be reimbursed by the 100 Club.

(Source: Township police and fire department reports.) – L.R.

SCCS staff changes

SWARTZ CREEK – The Board of Education has approved the following resignations and retirements:

Alyson Morgan, educational aide at Dieck Elementary;

Susan Wilbur, cashier/server at Gaines Elementary;

Valerie Kennedy, educational aide at the Middle School;

Meredith Miles, teacher at Syring Elementary; and,

Debra Caswell-Sbiegay, educational aide at Elms Road Elementary, (retirement).

High School Principal Jamie Johnston will become the new principal at Gaines Elementary, and Elms Road Elementary Principal Jim Kitchen will take the helm at the High School.

Dave Simonson, Middle School assistant principal, will take over for Kitchen at Elms Road.

High School Assistant Principal David Simancek will become the new director of Child and Community Development Center, and Richard Thompson will be dean of students at the Academy, as well as the Middle and High School.

(Source: Swartz Creek Community Schools documents.) – L.R.

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