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Published February 18, 2015

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At Huron Elementary School, the dads have become D.O.G.S.

Beth Gleason, the social worker at Huron — part of Chippewa Valley Schools — believes that one of the downsides of the traditional family dynamic in education is that fathers are too often left out of the process, sometimes through no fault of their own. In this scenario, Mom is the one who stays home to take care of the kids and ends up getting involved with what’s happening at school, while Dad has to watch from the sidelines because he spends all day at work.

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Published February 17, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Growth and progress were the themes of the day at Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn’s third State of the Township address on Feb. 13.

Dunn delivered her 25-minute speech to a crowd of elected officials, township staff, business owners and community leaders at Sycamore Hills Golf Club during an event hosted by the Macomb County Chamber. “Stuff happens” was the recurring phrase as Dunn highlighted many of the good things that have taken place in her community over the last 12 months.

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Published February 11, 2015

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At Huron Elementary School, the dads have become D.O.G.S.

Beth Gleason, the social worker at Huron — part of Chippewa Valley Schools — believes that one of the downsides of the traditional family dynamic in education is that fathers are too often left out of the process, sometimes through no fault of their own. In this scenario, Mom is the one who stays home to take care of the kids and ends up getting involved with what’s happening at school, while Dad has to watch from the sidelines because he spends all day at work.

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Published February 11, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Last year was one filled with road construction projects all over the township, and that trend is expected to continue in 2015.

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Published February 4, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A couple is dead after an incident in which police believe the man killed the woman and then shot himself.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke, at 11:36 p.m. on Feb. 3, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a home in the 48000 block of Meadowcrest Drive, near 22 Mile and Hayes roads. The caller told the 911 dispatcher that he was going to kill himself.

“It was very brief,” Michalke said. “The entire phone call was only about 10 seconds in duration.”

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Published February 4, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP/RAY TOWNSHIP — The former employee of a local Catholic high school who was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a student saw his court date postponed for a second time last week.

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Published February 4, 2015

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Members of the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education agree that the district’s first strategic planning process in more than 20 years is going well so far.

The issue was addressed at length during the board’s Jan. 26 meeting. Two days earlier, the district had hosted a strategic planning community forum in the Chippewa Valley High School auditorium featuring a guest speaker from Oakland University.

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Published February 4, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Six months ago, the members of local rock band Soon2b started down a path that many young musicians dream of, but it didn’t hit them until very recently.

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Published January 30, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It took more than seven months, but police believe that they have found the two suspects who robbed a local 7-Eleven store at gunpoint last June.

On Jan. 29, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reported that his detectives had arrested Michael Rentz, 24, of Shelby Township, and Mark Taylor, 20, of Clinton Township, for the crime. Both men are facing a felony charge of armed robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Published January 28, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Veronica Dale is an eternal optimist, the type of person whose unbending faith in the power of the human spirit bleeds into everything she does.

This includes her writing career, which has begun to blossom over the last few years. Above all else, Dale — who just published her first fiction book, “Night Cruiser,” in December — wants her work to inspire feelings of hope in readers.

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Published January 28, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Dr. Monica Eraqi wants students to leave her social studies classes with a greater understanding of the world and all the people living in it.

Eraqi, who is now in her ninth year of teaching at Dakota High School, is known for her efforts to bring greater cultural awareness and an international perspective to every student who enters her classroom. At Dakota, she teaches U.S. History, Economics and a course that she developed herself seven years ago: Modern Middle East.

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Published January 28, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Township officials continue to make progress toward one of their biggest goals from the previous year: upgrading the information technology systems used at facilities all over the township.

On Jan. 14, Beth Case, president of BPI Information Systems, gave a presentation to the Macomb Township Board of Trustees covering all the IT improvements that her company helped the township implement in 2014. She also outlined some of the IT projects that have been identified for this year and how BPI plans to help officials accomplish them.

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Published January 22, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Dr. Jim Jacobs believes that the status quo of Macomb County’s economy has changed.

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Published January 21, 2015

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — Michigan has officially waved goodbye to the ACT and is welcoming the SAT as its primary form of high school student assessment.

The state announced on Jan. 7 that it was awarding a three-year, $17.1 million contract to make the SAT as its predominant college admission test, replacing the ACT exam that had long been administered to high school juniors.

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Published January 21, 2015

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A man who has been a familiar face on the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education for more than 14 years is now getting his first taste of sitting in the center seat.

Frank Bednard, a trustee with the board since 2000, was appointed to serve as board president on Jan. 12. Addressing the audience, Bednard thanked his colleagues for their votes of confidence in giving him the opportunity to lead the board for the next year.

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