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Published March 4, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Clinton Township man is being investigated by Clinton Township Police’s Criminal Investigations Bureau after allegedly committing larceny of a wallet and subsequent credit card fraud.

According to police, the initial theft allegedly occurred in late January or early February when Anthony Carl Bowden, 52, walked into Alley 59 at Groesbeck Highway and Hall Road and saw that a woman’s purse was left unattended.

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Published February 25, 2015

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Published February 25, 2015

FRASER — The journey toward a medical career can be a long and arduous one, but students at Fraser High School are getting firsthand experience.

Students who are part of Health Occupations Students of America, or HOSA, have a vested interest in the program because of both personal and team-oriented preferences.

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Published February 25, 2015

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Published February 24, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Chippewa Valley High School teacher has been charged with having inappropriate relations with a teenage student.

Christopher David Cowles, 23, of Clinton Township, was arrested Feb. 19 by Clinton Township police and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He was arraigned Feb. 20 in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township and entered a not-guilty plea. He currently resides in Macomb County Jail and was given a $250,000 cash or surety bond.

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Published February 18, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At Huron Elementary School, the dads have become D.O.G.S.

Beth Gleason, the social worker at Huron — part of Chippewa Valley Schools — believes that one of the downsides of the traditional family dynamic in education is that fathers are too often left out of the process, sometimes through no fault of their own. In this scenario, Mom is the one who stays home to take care of the kids and ends up getting involved with what’s happening at school, while Dad has to watch from the sidelines because he spends all day at work.

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Published February 18, 2015

FRASER — One elementary school is using a national education movement to bring students and faculty together in a fun and cohesive way.

Eisenhower Elementary, in Fraser, celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week from Feb. 9-13. It is an international movement meant to encourage both students and educators to step out of their comfort zones and attempt different acts every day of the week.

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Published February 18, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For many of us, relaxing in bed and reading a book in our pajamas is an afterthought. But for some, it’s a luxury that doesn’t exist.

That’s why entities such as the Clinton Township-based Trinity Lutheran Church and School want to help those in need.

The K-8 school was looking for a way to give back, so they decided to partake in the Pajama Program.

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Published February 11, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At Huron Elementary School, the dads have become D.O.G.S.

Beth Gleason, the social worker at Huron — part of Chippewa Valley Schools — believes that one of the downsides of the traditional family dynamic in education is that fathers are too often left out of the process, sometimes through no fault of their own. In this scenario, Mom is the one who stays home to take care of the kids and ends up getting involved with what’s happening at school, while Dad has to watch from the sidelines because he spends all day at work.

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Published December 16, 2014

Shirley Forton provided photos of both her family home and their blacksmith shop on the corner of Garfield and Canal roads — where a Shell station and Vince and Joe’s Fruit market are currently located. Forton said the dairy farm on Garfield and Canal was heated by gas wells on the property.

The Wellhausen Farm, photographed in 1895, belonged to Forton’s relatives. The house is still standing and is located on Moravian Road, between 16 Mile and Garfield roads.

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Published November 19, 2014

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In 2013, the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development created a database of approximately 1,600 independent retailers throughout the county. It can be searched by category of merchandise or location. Visit www.makemacombyourhome.com/shoplocal.
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Published November 19, 2014

MACOMB COUNTY — A travel soccer club in Macomb County is doing its best to help kick cancer to the curb.

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, the Michigan Legacy FC soccer club decided to commence its own charitable efforts.

After identifying different ways of making a difference in the community, the club’s players and officials agreed to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.

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Published November 5, 2014

FRASER — An old military credo states, “Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.”

With American patriotism revving up for Veterans Day, a group of local VFW members want to keep liberty alive in the community they call home.

After receiving confirmation from Fraser Mayor Doug Hagerty and the city’s Department of Public Works, representatives of Fraser VFW Post 6691 — located near Garfield and 14 Mile roads — decided to beautify a World War II memorial that sits at Fraser City Hall.

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Published August 5, 2014

The Fraser Water Tower was erected on 14 Mile Road, west of Utica Road, in 1948. It was used until 1964 when Fraser switched to Detroit water. The landmark was used by planes at nearby McKinley Airport. In 1973, it was sold to another community for a dollar and removed from the area.

From Alan Naldrett, Fraser Historical Society

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Published July 1, 2014

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Fireworks will light up the sky and various activities will rule the ground on July 9 at the Clinton Township Civic Center.

The annual installment of the township’s Fourth of July festivities seeks to be bigger and better this year, providing a wide range of entertainment for everyone.

This year’s event will include a concert by Fifty AMP Fuse, and the township’s Historic Commission will also open the Historical Village’s Moravian Hall and Log Cabin to tours and demonstrations.

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Published March 19, 2014

FRASER — The Roseville Fire Department and the Fraser Public Safety Department will be taking to the ice March 30 to help kids with cancer.

The two cities have assembled hockey teams to play a charity game with the aim of raising money to send kids with cancer to Camp Quality, a children’s camp set up specifically for cancer patients.

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Published February 17, 2014

WARREN — Taking time to showcase how business in Macomb County is excelling, a half-dozen companies were honored at the 2014 Home in Macomb Business Awards at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom Feb. 11.

Stephen Cassin, director of the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, said this is the second year of the awards, which they give out as part of their Home in Macomb Program to retain and attract businesses to the county.

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Published September 16, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At press time, the Clinton Township Police Department was still looking for information pertaining to a suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven on Labor Day.

The man walked into the 7-Eleven located at 37335 Harper, near Metropolitan Parkway, just before 8 p.m. Sept. 2. He left the store because there was a flurry of customers inside.

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Published August 26, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Sherry Krauss had a nagging feeling, and it turned out that her intuition was unfortunately correct.

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Published July 1, 2013

FRASER — About five years ago, David Winowiecki received a phone call in the middle of the night that became a nightmare.

Someone dropped off his stepson at a local hospital after the young man overdosed on prescription pills and alcohol at a “pharm party.”

“(Kids) bring a handful of pills they throw in a bowl, mix it up and wash it down with alcohol,” Winowiecki said.

After receiving the news, Winowiecki woke up his wife, Debby, and they raced to the hospital where their son had turned “blue” and was revived.

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