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Published July 30, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The 18-year-old driver who allegedly struck a pedestrian with her car while driving with alcohol in her system in March will not go back to court again until September.

Christina Sparkman, of Macomb Township, had been scheduled to appear before Judge Douglas Shepherd in Shelby Township 41-A District Court on July 24. However, as he did a month earlier, Shepherd adjourned Sparkman’s preliminary examination until a later date.

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Published July 30, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — All members of the Macomb Township Recreation Center are required to update their personal and contact information if they would still like to gain access to the facility after Sept. 1.

According to Recreation Facility Supervisor Gina Muszynski, the need to have accurate data on file for the Rec Center’s 5,590 members has become more crucial over time. Many regular visitors to the facility, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 18, are registered under old home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and other personal details.

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Published July 30, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education was conflicted about whether to keep the district’s high school graduation ceremonies at its current location or move to somewhere else, but they ultimately sided with administrators by deciding to stay put.

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Published July 30, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Get ready: The barrels are coming.

The remainder of this summer and the coming fall season in Macomb Township are on track to be filled with road construction, with four projects either already underway or scheduled to begin soon.

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Published July 23, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On the 2014 Michigan Merit Exam (MME), students in Chippewa Valley Schools continued to exceed the test scores of students across the rest of Macomb County and the state of Michigan.

According to Ed Skiba, assistant superintendent of secondary education for the district, while these gains in achievement by Chippewa Valley students are certainly a positive sign, they’re no reason for the district to rest on its laurels.

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Published July 23, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Fire departments are designed to keep the public safe, but they also need a certain degree of protection themselves.

With that in mind, township officials recently took action to upgrade the devices that help keep the Macomb Township Fire Department safe from break-ins, vandalism and other foul play.

On June 25, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of new security cameras from the firm Action Integrated Security Systems at a cost of $91,945.

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Published July 23, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Township officials were not happy when a local manufacturer violated the approved plan for a major expansion project, but with some reluctance, they agreed to work with the owners to resolve the issue without having to shut the company down.

Representatives from Triumph Gear Systems appeared before the Macomb Township Board of Trustees on July 9 to plead their case after deviations from the plan were discovered at the industrial facility, located near 23 Mile and Hayes roads.

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Published July 17, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With the 2014-15 fiscal year just underway, township officials have mapped out a budget that continues their conservative financial philosophy while also setting aside funds for major road construction projects, officials said.

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Published July 16, 2014

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/STERLING HEIGHTS — The Second Story Used Book Sale has found a second life.

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Published July 16, 2014

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — If you received your summer tax bill in the mail, you probably noticed that it was a little higher than last year. Officials from Chippewa Valley Schools provided an explanation for this change, which has impacted every home and business in more than 100 Michigan school districts.

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Published July 9, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It took a little longer than expected, but the new and improved Waldenburg Park is welcoming visitors inside its gates once again.

The 17-acre park — located along the north side of 21 Mile Road, just east of Romeo Plank Road — had been closed since last fall for an extensive renovation project. It finally reopened to the public July 1 with a newly relocated, barrier-free playscape that aims to avoid the flooding problems of the past, as well as a repaved parking lot and other upgrades.

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Published July 9, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Myra Wildner knows as well as anyone that when you truly care about your dog, he becomes more than just a pet — he becomes a member of the family.

The 60-year-old Macomb Township resident’s former dog, a toy poodle named Max, was exactly this type of blessing to her and her family for 18 years. He served as a loving companion who lifted Wildner’s spirits throughout his life and continued to be an inspiration even after he passed away.

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Published July 9, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The township’s massively popular, and just plan massive, Recreation Center turns 10 next week, and community leaders are inviting families to come out and celebrate the milestone in style.

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Published July 2, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The teenage motorist who allegedly hit a pedestrian with her car while driving drunk earlier this year will appear in court again later this month.

Christina Sparkman, 18, of Macomb Township, was originally scheduled to appear in Shelby Township 41-A District Court on June 23 for a preliminary examination. However, Judge Douglas Shepherd adjourned the hearing until July 24 at 1:30 p.m. pending the discovery of additional medical records pertinent to the case.

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Published July 2, 2014

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Musicians are often thought of as being cocky and arrogant, or at least of having an abundant supply of confidence. But John Leone has never been driven by ego, and for a long time, his natural humility and perfectionism may have worked to the detriment of his career.

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