- WELCOME HOME OUR TROOPS
On Saturday, Oct. 2, from 12 to 4 p.m., the community and all veterans are invited to take part in welcoming home our troops in downtown Holly. The American Legion Post 149 in Holly announced plans that include a parade, food trucks, live entertainment and more. The parade runs from 12 to 1 p.m. and begins at Karl Richter Campus to Maple Street to Broad Street into the downtown district. Lineup for the parade begins at 11:30 a.m. The program is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m., they will conduct the Vietnam Commemorative Pinning at the Holly Moose Lodge 1168.
Three counties, three sheriffs, one purpose
Last year Dave McDowell, owner of Willow Brook Golf Course in Byron, reached out to area sheriffs, wanting to know how they could get together and help some kids. This led to the Three Sheriffs Golf Outing at Willowbrook Golf Club. The event raised nearly $10,000 last year. On Saturday, Sept. 18, they will be hosting their second annual outing. All proceeds will be split between Voices for Children, Whaley Children’s Center and Midcourse Correction. The sheriffs from Livingston, Genesee and Shiawassee counties are asking for help in getting the word out to drum up a few more golfers and sponsors so that they can top their $10,000 from last year. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and there is a 9 a.m. shotgun start. To register and for sponsorship opportunities, call (810) 266-4660. Make checks payable to Willowbrook Golf Club.
Rattalee Lake Road in Rose Township expected to close
Canadian National (CN) Railroad is expected to close Rattalee Lake Road between Eagle Road and Terrace Road in Rose Township starting Monday, Sept. 13 to facilitate railroad crossing repairs. During the closure, access to homes and businesses within the closure will be maintained. The detour for through traffic is Eagle Road to Davisburg Road to Terrace Road back to Rattalee Lake Road and vice versa. Rattalee Lake Road is expected to reopen to traffic on Sept. 17. This section of Rattalee Lake Road carries approximately 300 vehicles per day.
City of Fenton releases refuse/recycling service transition update
In a change from early communications about the switch the city is making from Republic Services to GFL, here are the key dates of the transition.
• Friday, Sept. 24: Last day of service by Republic
• Friday, Oct. 1: First day of service from GFL
• Wednesday, Oct. 6: First day of Wednesday service from GFL. Wednesday becomes the regular weekly pickup for refuse and recycling.
The first deadline for requesting refuse and recycle cart-size swaps passed. Residents can still make requests, though they likely won’t be addressed until after GFL begins its service.
Friends of Fenton Kiwanis 2021-2022 campaign
For the last 80 years, the Kiwanis Club of Fenton has helped children and their families who are in need by sponsoring numerous fundraising and community service activities. In the past, Kiwanis members conducted various campaigns for financial support from the community for these service activities, receiving generous sponsorships from local businesses and donations from individuals. As the Kiwanis Club of Fenton celebrates its 80th years, rather than seek donations from community members year-round, they hope to raise the $10,000 needed to fund their back-to-school books and shoe project, their holiday food baskets and their other projects by asking community members to pledge their support in their Friends of Fenton Kiwanis 2021-2022 campaign. All proceeds will benefit neighbors in need, especially children. Donations of $25, $50, $100 or other amounts should be made payable to Kiwanis Club of Fenton and mailed to Kiwanis Club of Fenton, P.O. Box 794, Fenton, MI 48430. Find Kiwanis Club of Fenton on Facebook.
Ramp closures in Fenton
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is starting some maintenance work on three of the ramps in the Fenton area on Sept. 13. MDOT is looking at closing the ramp from northbound U.S. 23 to Owen Road and at the same time close the ramp from Owen Road to northbound U.S. 23. The work on the ramp should be done early on the 15 and opened back up. Once the Owen ramps are open, the ramp from Silver Lake Road to southbound U.S. 23 will be closed and worked on. This ramp will be closed from Sept. 15 to 17. The above dates are based on weather conditions.