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Published June 11, 2019

DETROIT — To those who knew him, Jerome Adams, of Eastpointe, was the kind of man who was always there with a smile to give and a hand to lend … and if that hand included one of his refreshing cocktails, it was all the better.

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Published June 10, 2019

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FERNDALE/TROY/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — After winning 32 consecutive times on the TV game show “Jeopardy!,” James Holzhauer finally lost on his 33rd episode that aired on Monday, June 3.

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Published June 5, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Reegan Coran is a two-time national champion. Now 9, she has been dancing since she was 5 years old.

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Published June 5, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force Dwight Eisenhower famously said the task of D-Day would not be an easy one, given the enemy was “well-trained, well-equipped and battle-hardened.”

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Published June 5, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Five-year-old Olivia Scally, of Macomb Township, recently had the thrill of her young life.

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Published June 5, 2019

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley High School alumni Makayla Ramos, of Macomb Township, and Gabrielle Jarosz, of Clinton Township, both 18, were among 25 Girl Scouts honored by Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan with the Gold Award.

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Published June 4, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — El Paso, Texas, native Marianna Olague applied to the graduate program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in hopes of leaving her poverty-stricken border town and building a better life. But once she was accepted, she sat in her Bloomfield Hills painting studio and thought about home.

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Published June 3, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP  — Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide recently was chosen as Administrator of the Year by the Police Officers Association of Michigan. POAM is an organization that provides labor-related services for law enforcement officers. It is Michigan’s largest police labor union. This was the first time that Shelide had been nominated for this award.

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Published May 30, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — One of Turning Point Macomb’s longest dedicated soldiers has retired. Debbie McPeek, who had worked as chief program officer since 2005, started with Turning Point in Mount Clemens as a resident advocate on the crisis line in 1988.

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Published May 29, 2019

TROY — Troy Fire Station 4’s Lt. Patrick Durham was chosen by his peers as the 2019 Troy Firefighter of the Year.

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Published May 28, 2019

FARMINGTON — At a ceremony where over 50 awards were presented, Officer Matt Miracle walked away with the night’s highest honor: 2018 Public Safety Officer of the Year.

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Published May 24, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Pregnancy is a joyous time of expectation. But Sterling Heights resident Tiffany Polisena discovered a terrifying surprise soon after she became pregnant with her second child in 2016.

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Published May 23, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — On Dec. 7, 1941, Navy Water Tender 1st Class Edwin Bonner McCabe, 27, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when it and other ships came under attack by Japanese aircraft.

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Published May 23, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Volunteerism can be difficult, discouraging and often thankless work. But at the awards luncheon each year for the Madison Heights Community Round Table, or MHCRT, kudos are given to those who dedicate themselves to the greater good.

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Published May 22, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The nostalgic jingle, synonymous with summer; the truck rounding the bend with a display of mouth-watering treats on its side; and the rush of adrenaline, racing home to beg Mom and Dad for money to buy a popsicle before it drives away.

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Published May 20, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Stephanie Gibson, a Shelby Township resident, recently received an award for her compassion and determination to make hospital visits as comfortable as possible during a vulnerable time for patients.

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Published May 20, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township resident was recognized recently for her work dedicated to helping stroke survivors as a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Troy.

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Published May 20, 2019

WARREN — May 9 was definitely a happy birthday for Lincoln Elementary School second-grade student Aaron Wright when he turned 11. Many of Wright’s birthday wishes came true when the national children’s charity organization Kids Wish Network visited his house to give him a birthday celebration he’ll always cherish.

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Published May 20, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Heather Hall has fought three bouts of cancer, and she doesn’t want anyone else to experience what she has gone through. “Being diagnosed at 21 years old, I was a senior at Central Michigan University when I was diagnosed with bone cancer,” she said. “I underwent a 13-month chemotherapy (session) and surgery that replaced my femur with a titanium rod.

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Published May 17, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Working in the arts is the dream for many creatively inclined people, but it can also be a daunting path to follow. Still, it can be done, and during an upcoming presentation at Madison High, three women will discuss how they broke into the industry — and the challenges and triumphs that came with it.  

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