News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
Police Service Dogs can be single purpose, dual purpose or multi-purpose dogs. Sheriff's Office Dogs are multi-purpose, meaning they are tracking dogs, have a detection specialty and are also certified as patrol dogs meaning that they are capable of searching for articles or people and engaging in criminal apprehension and the protection of their handler or others. In addition to being environmentally stable, multi-purpose dogs must be capable of absorbing extensive training.
On Sunday August 2nd, 2015 the Manchester Young Guns hosted their annual awards banquet. As part of the event they invited the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to field a team of trap shooters. The Sheriff’s Office utilized personnel that work or live in the Manchester area to build their team.
Have you ridden the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) through Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor? How about the newest segments in the Dexter Area (Hudson Mills and, soon to be, Dexter-Huron Metroparks)?
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office requests your assistance in locating two runaways listed above. The sisters, ages fifteen and nine, and are believed to be together. They are likely in the Metro Detroit area. They were last seen at their Scio Township residence on August 2nd. If they are located, please contact Detective Mike Babycz at (734) 973-4977, (734) 260-9602, or Washtenaw County Metro Dispatch at 734-994-2911.
Bob Heller began milking cows by hand on his father’s Lima Township farm in the early 1950s. In 1959 his new wife, Else, joined him on the farm. Over time, both farm and family grew.
Each year the Manchester Kiwanis Club chooses a Police & Firefighter of the Year. This year they honored Corporal Steve Wallen and Firefighter Bill Kerns.
Assistance With Property Tax and Mortgage Payments
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a Civil Infraction Ordinance that requires all dogs be licensed or a citation may be issued with fines of $50 to $500. So, make your dog a “Legal Beagle”! Get an updated rabies vaccination and apply for your dog license today.
The Washtenaw County MSU Extension offers free financial, parenting, and housing education classes. MSU Extension classes provide information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes and financial needs.
The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) provides regular pre-purchase homebuyer educational seminars throughout the year as well as individual pre-purchase housing counseling with certified housing counselors by appointment.
The State has made major changes modifying eligibility requirements for the Homestead Property Tax Credit.
The Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP) offers a free home maintenace workshop.
A new website to help people determine their health care coverage options.
A new law (Public Act 39 of 2015) took effect July 1, 2015 that increases the fee to receive a tax certification to $5 per deed (containing up to 5 legal descriptions).
Parents or guardians opting out of the vaccinations required for their child or children to attend childcare or school, must now request a waiver from their local public health department. Waivers are ONLY required for children in licensed childcare programs, preschool, kindergarten, 7th grade or new to a school district. To schedule an appointment in Washtenaw County, please call 734-544-6700.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Perry School 12:00pm - 2:00pm | West Willow Park 3:00pm - 5:00pm
You and your family are invited to join for an overnight campout in the park!
One of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) main initiatives is connectivity through trails and greenways, with emphasis on developing the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B).
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 6th, 2015.