People

Published September 22, 2021

TROY — World War II veteran and Troy resident Andy Coubrough Jr. took to the skies Sept. 5, more than 75 years after his service in the Pacific theater.

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Published September 22, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — A Southfield resident diagnosed with a brain tumor last year has created a one-man show revolving around his journey with cancer.

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Published September 21, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Growing up, Asher Vanderhovel has admired police vehicles’ lights and sirens, as well as pop culture law enforcement role models such as Chase from “PAW Patrol” and Woody from “Toy Story.”

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Published September 18, 2021

DETROIT — On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Chief Brian Kanigowski, of the Roseville Fire Department, was invited to throw out a ceremonial first pitch on behalf of all firefighters before the Detroit Tigers met the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park.

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Published September 17, 2021

FARMINGTON — During a Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging meeting this past June, Farmington resident Peter Lichtenberg learned some news that he said came as a “total shock” to him.

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Published September 9, 2021

FERNDALE — Huntington Woods native Danny Fenster has remained imprisoned in Myanmar for more than 100 days, and his family back home is calling on the military government to release him immediately.

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Published September 9, 2021

BERKLEY — More than a month ago, weightlifter Kate Nye was in an arena in Tokyo waiting to go before judges in an attempt to pursue her dreams of becoming an Olympic medalist.

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Published September 8, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Rio Scafone, of Royal Oak, and her band, Rio and the Rockabilly Revival, are nominated for numerous Josie Music Awards, a prestigious award show that honors independent artists of all genres.

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Published September 8, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It happened more than 80 years ago, but Connie Frock remembers how her courtship with her husband began like it was yesterday.

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Published September 8, 2021

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — There were millions in cash and scholarships up for grabs in the MI Shot to Win sweepstakes, which aimed to get more Michigan residents vaccinated against COVID-19 by offering an entry into the lottery-style raffle with their second dose.

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Published September 7, 2021

GROSSE POINTES — He might not be featured on the cover of national magazines or have his own TED Talk, but if sight is one day restored to the blind and visually impaired, Philip Hessburg will have played an important role in it.

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Published September 3, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Birthdays were a little different last year for everyone, whether they were held virtually or socially distanced. Now that regulations have loosened, birthdays are being held more like they were before the pandemic.

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Published September 2, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The military general was described as a caring man. Michael Peplinski, of Macomb Township, died Aug. 7 at the age of 63.

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Published September 2, 2021

C&G Newspapers

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — “Catching Up With Alumni” highlights the accomplishments of local high school alumni. In this issue, the spotlight falls on 1997 Cousino High School graduate Ken Lewandowski, who also attended St. John Lutheran School in Fraser from kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Published August 27, 2021

NOVI — It’s an award that the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police doesn’t give out every year — only when a nominee meets all the criteria — and this year, Novi Police Chief David Molloy met those marks.

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Published August 27, 2021

ROYAL OAK — A newly formed group called the Royal Oak Community Garden Club is celebrating the success of its pilot plots at First United Methodist Church in downtown Royal Oak.

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Published August 25, 2021

WARREN — Kimberly Greer said she was scrolling through her Facebook newsfeed when she came across the “50 Yard Challenge.”

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Published August 25, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Clark family was back at it again, hosting a lemonade stand.

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Published August 25, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Grant Harrison, of Shelby Township, set a goal to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout while also raising awareness for autism.

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Published August 25, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Becoming an Eagle Scout is a huge accomplishment for a Boy Scout. Rochester Hills resident Colin Kucera, 17, who is a member of Troop 90 in Utica, decided to take on this challenge by building a brand new shed at the American Legion Post 351 in Utica to earn the title.

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