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Published March 20, 2019

FARMINGTON — With over 20 years of teaching under her belt, Farmington High School teacher Mary Sheltrown, also the school’s athletic director, has touched the lives of countless students.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Two local college students are putting their mutual love of running to good use. Julia Roarty and Anna Piccione, both of Grosse Pointe Park, are members of the University of Michigan Running Club, or MRun. The students, both college juniors, will be taking part in MRun’s 11th annual Race Across Michigan March 23.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — While Royal Oak resident Sherry Boston had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, she called her lymph node transplant surgery, which cut the swelling in her right arm due to lymphedema in half, her “happiest” surgery.

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Published March 18, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — After her recent Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee win, Berkshire Middle School eighth-grader Eleanor Limbaugh said it all comes down to studying.

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Published March 15, 2019

WARREN — Since 1982, Vicki Granger has been a strong presence at De La Salle Collegiate High School. The school had just moved from its Detroit building to its current location on Common Road in Warren.

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Published March 15, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Teens and tweens are a work in progress, trying to find themselves and making mistakes along the way. But those mistakes sometimes carry major repercussions. 

An upcoming panel discussion will examine the pressures that they face, and what’s at stake. The event, titled “Real Life Choices — Dangerous Consequences for Parents, Teens & Tweens,” is scheduled to take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Madison Heights Fire Department’s training room, located at 31313 Brush St. in Madison Heights.

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Published March 14, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — After her recent Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee win, Berkshire Middle School eighth-grader Eleanor Limbaugh said it all comes down to studying.

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Published March 12, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP  —  A Shelby Township man won first place for the Most Outrageous Boat Award at Autorama in Detroit in early March. Anthony Currier was invited to unveil his boat, which he spent many years building, at the show and ended up winning an award in offshore racing for all his hard work.

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Published March 8, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On March 11, Russell and Helen Shields, of St. Clair Shores, were set to celebrate 75 years of marriage, which produced seven children, 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Published March 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — After 35 years serving the U.S. military, Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, has announced his retirement.

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Published March 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Harrison Township Supervisor Ken Verkest anticipates that upcoming formal discussions with members of the firefighters union will mean they can finally begin their search for a new fire chief.

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Published March 8, 2019

WARREN — Gilbert Demers, the founder, publisher and patriarch of the C & G Newspapers family, passed away peacefully Feb. 25 at his home in Florida. His wife, Charlotte, the “C” to his “G,” and his five children were by his side. He was 89.

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Published March 7, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Former U.S. Rep. William S. Broomfield, who served Michigan in Congress for 36 years, died Feb. 20. He was 96. Broomfield had strong ties to the Rochester area, according to Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Manager Pat McKay.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — When Troy native Aaron Lai, 20, ran track during his four years at Troy High School, he said his personal best was as a sprinter.

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Published March 5, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The War Memorial is taking another step toward being a regional cultural institution and community center. The nonprofit has teamed up with WJR-AM to present a new, monthly radio show called “Inspired Heroes.” To be hosted by WJR afternoon anchor Marie Osborne, former War Memorial Board Chair Ted Everingham and War Memorial President and CEO Charles Burke, the first episode will air at 4 p.m. March 9.

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Published March 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A local group called the Butterfly Collective will be hosting an event next month to raise funds to help survivors of domestic abuse. Proceeds from the event will benefit Turning Point, an anti-domestic violence and sexual abuse shelter in Mount Clemens.

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Published March 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township resident has committed to running the Boston Marathon this year to raise funds for cancer research. Nancy Smith plans to run as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 123rd Boston Marathon April 15.

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Published March 1, 2019

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HARPER WOODS — Fifty-year-old St. Clair Shores resident Jeff Maci has been a reliable fixture at the Taco Bell at Vernier Road and Harper Avenue for decades.

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Published February 28, 2019

KEEGO HARBOR — The 53rd annual Keego Harbor Jacket Club Wild Game Dinner will be a roaring good time for a good cause, organizers say, providing assistance for families in Keego Harbor.

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Published February 28, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield resident Sophia Beaulieu, 14, knows how to perform body-twisting feats and maneuvers that show off her physical prowess — while suspended over water, no less.

Beaulieu was a contestant on “American Ninja Warrior Junior” through Universal Kids last fall, which was scheduled to air March 2.

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