Friday, April 12, 2013
Water rescue team was proposed earlier this year in response to recent drownings in the community.
The Fenton Township Board of Trustees recently approved the formation of a dive rescue team. The team, which will serve as first responders to water rescue, was approved at the board's meeting on Monday night, according to an article at mlive.com. A water rescue team was proposed by Fire Chief Ryan Volz earlier this year in response to the July 2012 drownings of Fenton resident West Frescura, 11, who was playing in Marl Lake when he disappeared into the water, and a 25-year-old Flat Rock man who jumped off a boat into Lake Fenton and did not resurface. Six Fenton Township firefighters will form the rescue team and will begin training within the next two weeks, the article states.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Students are on holiday break; local and state government offices will close for New Year's.
The new year is approaching, and government offices will be closed for the holiday. Fenton City Hall will be closed on Jan. 1. For those who need to make payments to the city of Fenton, there is a drop box at the Fenton Police Department. In addition, the Fenton Township Office & Civic Community Center, 12060 Mantawauka Dr., will close for New Year’s on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The office will be open for property tax collections only on Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The township’s regular office hours will begin again on Jan. 2. Fenton Area Public Schools begins classes again on Jan. 2, as does Lake Fenton Community Schools. The Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will close Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year’s. SUPER!Centers will be …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here's the scoop on when local schools and government offices will be closed this week.
City of Fenton offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Payments to the city can be made on this website and at the drop box at the Fenton Police Department. The Fenton Police Department will be open throughout the holiday. Fenton Township’s offices also will be closed on Thursday and Friday. In addition, Fenton Area Public Schools students will be on Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a half day for students in Lake Fenton Community Schools. It will not be a late start day. Lake Fenton students will be on break Thursday and Friday.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Don't miss out on this important news and other information.
The National Weather Service's forecast for today is areas of fog with a high of 66 degrees. Tonight's forecast is a 30 percent chance of showers with a low of 50. The lowest gas price in the Fenton area on Sunday night was $3.77 per gallon, according to MichiganGasPrices.com. The station offering this price was Beacon & Bridge Market at 3011 W. Thompson Rd., Fenton Township. The second-lowest price was $3.79 per gallon, at the Marathon at 1375 N. Leroy St., Fenton. The holidays are coming up, and area businesses are hiring seasonal workers, the Tri-County Times reports. The number of seasonal employees could be 700,000 this year, up from last year’s 660,000. The Fenton Township Board meets today at 7:30 p.m., at the township hall at 12060…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Woman says man attempted to break into her house and threatened her.
A Fenton Township mother is still frightened after an early-morning incident at her home on Moffett Drive on Saturday. The woman, 29, who did not want to be named for safety reasons, was home alone with her three children under age 5 while her husband was away on a fishing trip when she said someone tried to break into her home. Sgt. Richard Lee, of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, confirmed an incident took place around 2 a.m. on Saturday at the residence. The woman said her family had fallen asleep together after watching a movie and awakened to the sound of a man with a metal stick trying to enter their house. He had broken their door lock and was yelling. The only thing that stopped him from getting inside was a piece of wood she'd…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Property tax values are leveling off after four years; organization has 12 new programs for adults, teens and children.
Like many entities that depend on property taxes, Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation (SLPR) has had some tough times. But after four years of decreasing property values, funding is recovering, said Director Vince Paris. "The last four years has been somewhat brutal," Paris said. "It's finally leveled off." Last year's property tax revenue was $381,000, he said, and this year, it's within a couple hundred dollars of that. SLPR’s budget has two areas, administration ($400,000) and recreation (approximately $660,000), he said. Staff and board members are working on the 2013 budget, which will be ready in about six weeks. SLPR’s budget is based on the calendar year. Due to funding, one of the big changes has been going from seven full-time …
Don't miss out on this important news and other information.
The National Weather Service's forecast for today is a slight chance of showers with a high of 67 degrees. Tonight's forecast is partly cloudy with a low of 45. The lowest gas price in Fenton Wednesday night was $3.95 per gallon, according to Mapquest Gas Prices. The station offering this price was Clark #0824, 436 N. Leroy St. The next-lowest price per gallon was $3.96, at Speedway #8405 (discount available), 3245 Owen Rd. and Fenton Marathon, 402 W. Silver Lake Rd. There was a possible panther sighting in Fenton Township, near Lahring and Linden roads, the Tri-County Times reported Wednesday. The animal complaint was posted Tuesday on the Flint Police Operations Facebook page, with the caller saying they saw a "very large cat" that "…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
As usual, there was plenty of news in Fenton this week.
Here is a look at what you might have missed. Fenton Patch shared the story of Eclections' move to its new location at 495 Fenway Dr. in Fenton. The store first opened in 2007, and it features clothing, accessories, jewelry and more. We provided you with the news about the Loose Senior Center's new softball team, which ended its first season in the Tri-County Senior Softball League with the championship win. The annual walk across the Mackinac Bridge was Monday, and Fenton Patch shared information on the Michigan Department of Transportation's new contest. Participants can share photos, videos and other memories of past bridge walks, for chances to win a Pure Michigan gift pack and a special tour for two to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Kids report good first day of school; administrators and teachers excited about new academic year.
The first day of school isn't without some bumps in the road, but Fenton students, teachers and principals are excited about the new academic year. A new locker combination takes a little getting used to, and so do new classes, but the first day is really fun, said seventh-grader Ethan Krantz, of Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School. He's looking forward to meeting new people and having gym class next semester, but he said he had a good summer as well. "Most of the time, I just sat around but I went on a couple of cool trips," he said. "And I got to sleep in, which was really nice." Sixth-grader Alexis Skinner said she was a little nervous about her first day of middle school, but now she's excited and "it's been great." She met new students …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Here is a look at five news stories that occurred around Fenton this week.
Here are five of the top stories this week in the areas surrounding Fenton. 1. The Detroit News reported on a Fenton man who pleaded guilty in federal court regarding a large mortgage fraud ring. Ronnie Duke, 45, and his co-defendents generated as much as $100 million in losses from fake loans, FBI agents said. 2. Wind, rain and even hail pummeled the metro Detroit area, and thousands of residents were left without electricity, the Livingston Daily reported. Area residents also dealt with record-setting heat. 3. Fenton Patch reported on two drownings that occurred this week, at Marl Lake and Lake Fenton. An 11-year-old Fenton boy and a 25-year-old Flat Rock man lost their lives after each disappeared in the water. 4. Americans celebrated …