Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Late social worker, Nancy Stockham, of Fenton, began the program for families in need. The community gathered at Fenton United Methodist Church Tuesday.
Many hands made 95 Thanksgiving baskets fill quickly at the Fenton United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center on Tuesday. Volunteers from the Fenton High School National Honor Society, Fenton Educational Support Personnel, City of Fenton Fire Department, Fenton United Methodist Church, Loose Senior Center Community Angels and the community helped unload food and other necessities and fill boxes for people in need. Later in the day, families visited to collect their baskets, which contained a turkey, potatoes, milk, stuffing, fruit and other trimmings for Thanksgiving dinner, as well as other food and necessities for them. A Fenton Area Public Schools bus drove up to the church, carrying a full load of donated items for the baskets. …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
City could save money by having the work done at the same time as radio upgrades to the sirens, fire chief says.
With radio upgrades to two warning sirens on the way, the city of Fenton could save money by having them repaired at the same time. Fire Chief Robert Cairnduff presented the $15,835 proposal to city council at its work session on Monday. Winter weather in Michigan, and salted roads, are taking a toll on Fenton’s warning sirens, especially the one off Silver Lake Road by the Shell gas station and the siren on Owen Road by the Speedway gas station, Cairnduff said. The metal cabinets on the sirens rusted, and Fenton could get another year out of them, or a few more, but, if the housing rusts all the way through, the equipment inside could go bad, he said. The new cabinets would be aluminum to prevent rusting, and the $15,835 would also pay …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Highway limited to one lane for more than an hour, closed down completely for several minutes.
A vehicle accident left one lane of traffic open on northbound U.S. 23 for more than an hour near the rest area in Fenton Township Friday. Fenton police and firefighters and the Genesee County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene of the accident, which involved a semi-truck around 11:15 a.m. on northbound US 23 between North and Torrey Roads. It appears there were no major injuries in the crash, however, traffic was slowed and all northbound lanes were closed for about 30 minutes around 12:15 p.m. as the vehicles were removed from the area, before officials opened up the shoulder to let vehicles pass.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
STAT EMS has contracted with the city of Fenton for three years, fire chief says.
The city of Fenton could renew its contract with STAT EMS on Monday, for another year at no cost in taxes to residents. Fenton began contracting with STAT EMS on Feb. 1, 2010, said Robert Cairnduff, chief of the Fenton Fire Department. The three-year contract expires Jan. 31, 2013 and can be renewed on a yearly basis. "We've been getting phenomenal service," Cairnduff said. Ambulance response times are less than five minutes for Tier I life threatening emergencies, he said. In addition, STAT EMS participates in public relations events for Fenton and supports other organizations and causes in the community. Fenton administrators review STAT EMS' performance regularly and receive monthly reports, he said. It's good to have the contract …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Fenton Police say driver suffered minor injuries in 3 p.m. collision.
Rescue crews transported one driver to the hospital after a car and truck had a front end collision at the U.S. 23 exit ramp and Silver Lake Road in Fenton around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said according to preliminary information, injuries were minor. Fenton resident Franciska Richardson, who was parked nearby and witnessed the accident, said the truck driver ran a red light and struck the car that was making a left onto the US 23 ramp. Traffic was slowed in the area as crews cleaned up the scene. Fenton Police, the Fenton Fire Department and STAT EMS ambulances responded to the crash.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Pine Street home damaged in fire, five animals rescued.
Bad wiring on an air conditioner caused a fire at a home in Fenton Thursday. Smoke and flames damaged a home at 111 Pine Street in Fenton after an air conditioner caught fire around 5 p.m., said Fenton Fire Deputy Chief Ed Hadfield. He said no one was home at the time of the fire, but firefighters were able to rescue four cats and a guinea pig. There were flames in the living room and smoke throughout the rest of the two-story home. There was major damage in the living room in addition to smoke damage in the rest of the house, Hadfield said.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Workers from Atlas Outdoor helped woman on oxygen out of her home during fire on Whisperwood Trail in Fenton.
Two workers from Atlas Outdoor went above and beyond their usual job duties when they potentially saved an elderly woman's life Thursday afternoon. Kyle Beckelic and Brandon Uhrig helped the woman escape from her home as the home of her connected neighbor at 865 Whisperwood Trail burned around 3:30 p.m. The two men were mowing the lawn on one of the many Whisperwood homes they service when they saw smoke down the road. They called 911 and ran to the homes that are attached as a duplex. Carmen Lillis answered the door, while no one was at the one next door, where the fire began. “I was sitting crocheting and watching TV,” Lillis said. “It was a nuisance because I had an oxygen tank in front of the door. Thank God I had these guys to help me…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Burning permits are no longer valid until the ban is lifted.
The three fire departments that serve Tyrone Township in Livingston County have issued an outdoor burn ban effective today until further notice, said Fenton Fire Chief Robert Cairnduff. All burn permits that have been issued for Tyrone Township are no longer valid, until the ban is lifted. The ban extends to all outdoor fires within Tyrone Township, Cairnduff said. The near-drought conditions make the chance of fire spreading an extreme danger, and the ban on outdoor burning will stay in effect until conditions improve. In addition, the three fire departments serving the township agree the ban should take effect immediately. The departments are Fenton, Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority and Fenton Township. For the Fourth of July holiday, …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Fenton Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred on the 900 block of West Shiawassee Street on June 4. Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said a woman told police another woman she did not recognize had entered the home around 7:15 p.m. The suspect threatened the homeowner, Aro said, and then she told police the intruder then struck her in the face several times. Aro said the homeowner later discovered the woman was her husband’s ex-wife. The homeowner gave police a description of the vehicle and the license plate number of the suspect's vehicle after she left the residence and police made traffic stop on the car on Owen Road and later arrested the 44-year-old Bay City resident on home invasion charges. Police conducted interviews with …
Fenton is considering what they can regulate with people allowed to sell and use more powerful fireworks 30 days per year under new state fireworks law.
Michigan is hoping to add some revenue with a new law restricting local governments' control over consumer fireworks sales and use for 30 days of the year. Legislators reason that instead of Michigan residents driving to Ohio, for example, to buy more powerful fireworks, they will be able to purchase them in their own state. "They believe there is money to be made in Michigan with fireworks," Councilwoman Pat Lockwood said. The six percent Michigan sales tax people will pay when they buy consumer fireworks is a motivation for the law, along with a fireworks tax that the state has established. Fireworks tax money will go into a special fund, and state officials intend to eventually share it with municipalities, to cover local governments' …