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Published May 31, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — The heart of downtown will become a car lover’s paradise June 2-3 as the Friends of Mount Clemens host the 26th annual Mount Clemens Cruise.

The two-day event will be based at the corner of Main and Market streets. According to Friends Vice Chairman George Calvet, everything from vintage vehicles to more modern rides will converge on downtown roads for this much-anticipated cruise and show.

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Published May 31, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MOUNT CLEMENS — A hidden and historical gem in Macomb County awaits passengers at Joy Park in Clinton Township.

It’s the Michigan Transit Museum’s train depot, and its 2017 Sunday train ride season launches June 4. Rides will be offered every Sunday through Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Volunteer Deb Jensenius said there’s plenty of fun in store.

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Published May 31, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — Anna Krolewski, a Clinton Township resident, was recently named as Macomb Community College’s Most Distinguished Graduate for the 2017 winter semester.

The 19-year-old, who has set her sights on working at Walt Disney Co., was the guest speaker during the school’s 97th commencement ceremony May 12 at the college’s Sports & Expo Center at South Campus. More than 1,500 associate degrees were awarded.

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Published May 30, 2017

Following a deadly attack at concert in Manchester, England, May 22, local law enforcement officials are asking residents to stay alert during summer celebrations.

Police recently identified British-born suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, as the person responsible for killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Those among the killed and injured are children, police said.

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Published May 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Forged in the chaotic crucible of the 2010 Haitian earthquake relief effort and tempered through military discipline, the veteran-led Team Rubicon stands ready to respond with an army of specialists in rapid deployment, damage assessment and debris management.

The team mustered about 100 workers from a 450-mile radius and put them into action in Detroit near the intersection of Clairmount and Rosa Parks May 12, supporting the Motor City Makeover campaign by evaluating and addressing residential properties around the Herman Kiefer Complex.

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Published May 24, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Harrison Township recently received some monetary help from the county to help complete the replacement of an aging pump station.

Supervisor Ken Verkest said the $41,000 from the Macomb County Public Works Office will be used to assist in the upgrading of the Beachwood Pump Station, located at Northpointe Parkway and Metropolitan Parkway. The pump station is near where several county drains converge and eventually pump stormwater to Lake St. Clair.

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Published May 24, 2017

METRO DETROIT — In the journey of life, fulfillment tends to arrive at different stages.

For some, that expedition may result in a grinding halt — especially for those in their older age who are in post-retirement and are seeking something new in the realm of personal joy.

Volunteerism may be the answer, or just one answer. Through organizations such as Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, the rewarding experience of volunteering — whether it’s with kids or other seniors — can brighten numerous lives.

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Published May 24, 2017

DETROIT/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, or GSSEM, announced that a Harrison Township resident received an honor at the National Volunteer Awards banquet held in April at the San Marino Club in Troy.

Individuals who earn these awards demonstrate exceptional dedication and service as Girl Scouts volunteers.

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Published May 24, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — On May 18, officials from the Macomb County Office of Public Works said that financial costs attributed to Sterling Heights’ lawsuit against the Macomb Interceptor Drainage District, of MIDD, could actually shift costs to communities located outside of the MIDD.

On May 15, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Faunce rejected Sterling Heights’ motion to not to be held financially liable for its $22.2 million assessment in association with fees incurred from the damaged interceptor on 15 Mile Road.

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Published May 23, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — As National Police Week was observed May 14-20, a group of 41 Macomb Community College police cadets officially graduated during a commencement ceremony May 16 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township.

The students completed a 17 1/2-week course as Class 101 at the college’s police academy. Several guest speakers, including Academy Director Raymund Macksoud, were on hand to honor the cadets as they move toward their next step in patrolling the streets.

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Published May 22, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office will be keeping an extra close lookout for seat belts during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign May 22-June 4.  Deputies will be strictly enforcing seat belt violations every day during the campaign.

“The Click It or Ticket campaign is run a couple times a year, and the purpose is to educate drivers and passengers on the benefits of using seat belts,” Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said.

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Published May 19, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — A national consulting firm told the Macomb County Board of Commissioners that the county jail needs some improvements if it wants to keep up with projected population increases.

Jim Robertson, of Voorhis/Robertson Justice Services LLC, and Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham on May 11 presented findings from the study that was approved by the Board of Commissioners last year to assess the needs of the jail and the entire criminal justice system in the county.

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Published May 18, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Three men were saved from Lake St. Clair the afternoon of May 18 after their boat capsized after running out of gas.

According to a report released by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, the three Ohio men, ages 53, 32 and 31, were on a 20-foot Stratos for a day of fishing when they ran out of gas at around 12:09 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Marine Division was dispatched to a boat in distress with people in the 50-degree water east of the 400 On The Lake condos, located on Jefferson Avenue, south of Shook Road.

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Published May 17, 2017

METRO DETROIT — With the frost finally gone and the return of mild temperatures, many Michiganders participate in the annual ritual of “spring cleaning.” Heavy snow boots and jackets are stashed away, while items like pool toys, lawn furniture and golf clubs see the light of day for the first time in months.

With drivers, irons and putters in tow, many will head to their favorite local links. While some will play a weekend round with friends, others will enter leagues, an offering featured at many local courses.

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Published May 17, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — L’Anse Creuse Public Schools has successfully sold refunding bonds at a cost of approximately $96 million in order to refinance $4.795 million of outstanding bonds originally issued in 2006, as well as $91.6 million of the School Bond Loan Fund.

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Published May 15, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — According to Cora Berchem, multimedia specialist for the Save the Manatee Club headquarters in Florida, 2016 was the deadliest year for the peaceful sea mammal.

While the manatee faces many threats, including habitat destruction and algae blooms, there’s an oftentimes overlooked threat that is causing the most harm: recreational water activities.

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Published May 15, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — On the afternoon of May 9, two Richmond men, one driving and the other a passenger, lost consciousness while their car traveled along eastbound Interstate 94 in Harrison Township.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was seen swerving at the Metropolitan Parkway exit before it struck a guardrail and a roadside sign and landed in a ditch near Joy Road.

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Published May 13, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — Get your sneakers ready, because Mount Clemens City Sneakers is about to get warmed up for its spring season of outdoor fun and fitness.

While the group — organized and planned by members of the Downtown Development Authority, the business community, the Macomb Family YMCA and Macomb County — is a year-round activity, City Sneakers is kicking off its spring season on May 23 at the Rec Bowl, 40 Crocker Blvd in Mount Clemens. Participation is expected to grow considerably during the warm months, according to founder and organizer Linda Busch.

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Published May 11, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY — After weeks of dispute and a court injunction, Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger agreed to a May 10 court order that ultimately means a partial move, as planned, of her office from the Circuit Court building to the former Talmer Bank building at 120 N. Main St.

The Register of Deeds and Vital Records were slated to be moved the weekend of May 13-14, after press time.

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Published May 11, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township will be conducting a live exercise on Friday, May 12.

Selfridge officials report that the exercise may include the use of sirens, loudspeakers and simulated gunfire. Residents or those in the area near the base may be able to hear some of the sounds as a result of this exercise.

The Michigan Air National Guard conducts training exercises on a regular basis to ensure that local Airmen are able to appropriately respond to a wide range of scenarios.

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