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Published January 25, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The village of St. Clair Shores purchased its first dump truck around 1926. According to the Nellis News, a villagewide cleanup campaign was held from May 1 to May 17, 1927. The Village Council and the Business Men’s Association endeavored to make the village a cleaner place to live. Five days were devoted to gathering rubbish in each of the three districts. The village paid for the cleanup with disposal trucks, possibly like this dump truck. 

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Published January 22, 2016

WARREN — In the summer of 1950, less than five years after the guns of World War II fell silent in the Far East, armed conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula.

The Korean War, also known in the United States and Canada as “The Forgotten War,” would eventually result in more than 36,000 American combat deaths. More than 100,000 Americans were wounded. Theater-wide, the numbers were staggering, with more than 5 million people killed, nearly half of them civilians.

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Published January 21, 2016

METRO DETROIT — With temperatures in the teens and 20s, it seems winter is finally upon us, and with it, the desire to hit the ice.

But with much of December and even the beginning of January experiencing temperatures in the high 30s to even 40 degrees, local experts say it’s best to pack caution along with those ice fishing poles.

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Published January 21, 2016

South Lake Schools is looking for those wanting to serve the district’s children and shape the future of the schools on its Board of Education.

Board of Education President Ellen Dunn stepped down at the end of 2015, although her term ran through the end of 2016 because of changes in state law.

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Published January 20, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Celebrating communities of “faith, knowledge and service,” local Catholic schools will highlight their efforts during National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31-Feb. 6.

“Each day we have special events planned ... celebrating who we are and why our school is special,” said Julie DeGrez, principal of St. Germaine Catholic School in St. Clair Shores. “We’re able to learn about and practice our faith every single day.

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While you can easily catch them at the zoo or in a bird show, it still seems to surprise residents when they spot the symbol of the country hanging around a local field or backyard.

“We were driving down Jefferson and we looked at this bird. ... We ran back home and she got her camera. These pictures were amazing,” said Cathy Sitek, of St. Clair Shores. 

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Looking to launch children into early literacy and language development, the St. Clair Shores Public Library has started a program aiming to help expose children to “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”

“We’re excited to do this to promote early literacy and reading with your child as early as birth,” said Youth Services Librarian Liz Drewek. “It all helps.”

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — City Council unanimously approved the purchase of several vehicles for the Department of Public Works, replacing trucks that were more than a decade old.

A new Skid Steer was approved to replace a 1998 vehicle with 1,800 hours logged in use that has a broken gear box, which controls the hydraulics on the front of the machine.

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Weeks after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation eliminating straight-ticket voting, local clerks and lawmakers say they hope the state is prepared for the consequences.

St. Clair Shores City Clerk Mary Kotowski said that Michigan has one of the longest ballots in the country on even-year elections, which can include votes for the president, U.S. senators and Congress representatives, boards of education, state lawmakers and more. 

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Published January 19, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Did you enjoy all of the Christmas presents you received this year? Or were there some that were nice, but just not quite what you were hoping for?

If there were, the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center could be the place for you.

New this year, the center is hosting a “regift raffle” fundraiser for the Senior Center of the Shores (SCOTS) board, which supports expenses at the center like new audio/visual equipment, furniture and decorations for parties and events. 

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Published January 19, 2016

Community groups, residents and lawmakers are joining together to help those who have unsafe water flowing through their taps.

“We are really just a group of concerned citizens that wanted to do something to help the families of Flint, Michigan during their water crisis,” said state Rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St. Clair Shores.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — More than two years after a mixed-breed dog who allegedly lunged at police officers was shot by an officer, a federal district court judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the city of St. Clair Shores and the officers involved will be dismissed.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Continuing a trend extending back more than a decade, City Council unanimously rejected a proposed raise from the Compensation Commission at the Jan. 4 City Council meeting.

Reflecting that “most of us don’t sit here for the money,” council members once again rejected a proposed 2.5 percent increase in compensation from the commission, which meets at the end of odd years to decide recommendations for council salaries for the following two years.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Within the next year, all three pumps at the Alger Pump Station, which discharges stormwater to the Milk River, should be operational for the first time in years.

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In the first year since the decades-old Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) was replaced by the M-STEP test for students in grades 3-8, local districts say results from the 2015 test show a good first effort on the test.

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Published January 11, 2016

It was a media metropolis at the beginning of the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

A daylong event open to media members kicked off around 7 a.m. and concluded at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 11 at Cobo Center. Those associated with various car brands made keynote presentations: Chrysler, Chevrolet, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, Honda, Hyundai and Kia.

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Published January 8, 2016

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Jan. 5 signed legislation eliminating straight ticket voting in Michigan.

Senate Bill 13, which was sponsored by state Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, updates state election law and disallows constituents from voting for single parties with the check of one box in polling places.

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Published January 6, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb Community College is one of three educational institutions nationwide that will receive grant money from the Kresge Foundation’s new education program.

The Kresge Foundation, based in Troy, is an organization that works to expand opportunities to low-income individuals in America’s cities. The foundation promotes post-secondary access and success for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students.

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Published January 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ready for winter? The city of St. Clair Shores is.

Despite December temperatures that spent more time in the 50s than in the 30s, Department of Public Works Director Bryan Babcock said his department is ready whenever the snow really does start to fly on a regular basis.

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Published January 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While 2015 brought a new seawall to Blossom Heath Park and renovations at Blossom Heath Inn, a veritable building boom is expected for the city this year.

Mayor Kip Walby said construction will begin in 2016 on the new St. Mary’s nursing care and rehabilitation facility on the site of the old Chapoton Apartments, which were torn down in 2015.

“That was exciting; that was an eyesore for many years,” Walby said of the apartments’ demolition.

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