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Published April 16, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The push continues to keep the A-10 program fully funded at Selfridge Air National Guard Base as some state politicians sent out another reminder to leaders in Washington about the vital importance of the fleet.

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Published April 15, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Grab your helmet and your favorite bicycle because it’s almost time to pedal your way around metro Detroit.

Macomb County will soon be inundated with bikes and riders, all traveling specific routes of differing lengths as part of CARE of Southeastern Michigan’s third annual Bike PATH fundraiser.

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Published April 10, 2015

Published April 8, 2015

Written by Kim Parr, director of the Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House Museum, located at 15 Union St., Mount Clemens, MI 48043,

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Published April 2, 2015

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — Due to declining enrollment and financial constraints, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools officials have decided to close one of their elementary schools and repurpose the facility in an effort to garner much-needed funding.

During its March 25 regular meeting, the Board of Education voted to repurpose Chesterfield Elementary School for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Published March 31, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — “It’s about safety. You hit a pothole, you’re at risk. You swerve around a pothole, you’re at risk and others are at risk.”

Michigan’s deteriorating roads, the dangers they pose and how they can be rectified were the premier topic of discussion during Gov. Rick Snyder’s speaking engagement at the Chamber Alliance of Macomb County’s annual luncheon at MacRay Banquet Center in Harrison Township on March 31.

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Published March 27, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — When the Second Horizon Club of Mount Clemens formed in 1981, there were more members than Mary Warnick can recall.

“At our highest, we had more than 100 members,” said Warnick, 92, a founding member. “It was very, very popular.”

And a lot of good times were had, with regular gatherings, parties to celebrate milestones or just because, and the Second Horizon Club, which soon became called the Mount Clemens Seniors, was a vibrant asset in the community, giving those involved an opportunity to stay both active and social.

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Published March 25, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Native Detroiter Carole Gist made history twice in 1990.

She became the first Miss Michigan to win the title of Miss USA and also the first African-American to win the national pageant held in Wichita, Kansas, that year.

On the morning of March 18, Gist talked about her pageant days to female students at Clintondale High School. She even brought her Miss USA crown and sash.

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Published March 25, 2015

This is a photograph of Del Reese, whose route to deliver dairy products for Miller Brothers Creamery included Mount Clemens and Utica.

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Published March 19, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is once again asking motorists to call 911 to report damage-causing potholes so the Department of Roads can get to them in a timely manner.

Hackel said the change in weather this time of year wreaks havoc on the county’s already deteriorating roadways. To help the transition of the seasons, as well as regular commuting, go more smoothly, he wants the potholes that are now popping up on area roadways to be taken care of immediately.

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Published March 18, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Three L’Anse Creuse High School North students have been given three years of probation, and each must attend sex offender management classes for their involvement in a sexting case involving a 15-year-old girl last year.

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge James Biernat told each of the three defendants that they could have spent many years in jail for their actions last November.

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Published March 11, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — As of Feb. 23, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools has used five of the six allotted cancellation days for the school year. And there’s still one and a half weeks of winter left.

A mid-winter cold snap caused temperatures to plummet below zero, so students in L’Anse Creuse Public Schools got a five-day weekend from Feb. 19-23.

But if the district exceeds that maximum mark, it will be forced to make it up at the end of the year, just like last school year.

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Published March 11, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — A Detroit man sustained minor injuries after an alleged road rage incident on Interstate 94 Feb. 27.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s officials, at approximately 10 p.m. that night, a Chesterfield Township couple got into an argument with the driver of a silver Dodge Charger, who was reportedly driving erratically and swerving in and out of lanes on eastbound I-94 in Roseville.

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Published March 4, 2015

DETROIT — Since he was a child, Mount Clemens resident Wayne Glasser has dreamed of entering a car in Detroit Autorama.

“I can remember as a little kid going to Autorama with my dad and always wanting to enter a car, and now I’m finally able to,” said Glasser. “I was able to convince my dad to bring his 1973 Corvette down to Autorama, and even my 11-year-old daughter, Ashlyn, is excited to go to the show to see the car under the lights.”

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Published February 25, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — Two longtime Mount Clemens residents were recognized by the city for shedding a positive light on the community — the result of two lives well lived.

Retired teacher Thelma Ullrich and Bill Mangan, owner of Mangan’s Irish Hut, were honored during a Feb. 9 Mount Clemens City Commission meeting. Here is a look back at their lives.

Thelma Ullrich

Thelma Ullrich was born and raised in Mount Clemens and graduated from Mount Clemens High School.

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Published February 17, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Since voters approved a tax-funded public library in August 2014, longtime volunteers and supporters have seen considerable change.

It’s all positive, of course.

Volunteer Director Melissa Goins said since the Harrison Township Public Library became part of the Suburban Library Cooperative on Oct. 1, 2014 — a move that allows card holders the ability to use all 23 participating libraries — not only has circulation increased greatly, so has the number of card holders.

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Published February 17, 2015

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Published February 11, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — State transportation officials last week announced a $1.6 million grant that will ultimately support job growth in Macomb County.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced it will award the Transportation Development Funds (TEDF) grant to support expansion at Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, which plans to renovate a previously vacant building on Executive Drive in Harrison Township. The expansion is expected to create 519 new jobs

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Published February 11, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — For a second time this winter, Mother Nature left Macomb County in a sea of white.

And at press time last week, there was plenty more snow in the forecast.

According to the National Weather Service, the snow and wind that stormed through much of the Midwest and east coast Feb. 1-2 left Michigan’s southeastern region with anywhere from 9.2 inches in Flint in Genesee County to 16.7 inches at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Wayne County.

It’s being called the worst snow storm in metro Detroit in 40 years.

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