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Nick Mordowanec

C&G Staff Reporter – Fraser-Clinton Chronicle, Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal


Nick Mordowanec covers Fraser, Clinton Township, Fraser Public Schools, Clintondale Community Schools and Baker College for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle. Nick, a graduate of Michigan State University, has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2013 and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Press Association. He has slight obsessions with “Seinfeld” and Led Zeppelin.

Published September 25, 2013

FRASER — The Fraser Lions Club once again devoted innumerable amounts of time and energy in order to make its annual carnival, held in mid-July, a success.

And after all its hard work of planning and putting the carnival together, the Lions Club continued to give back to others.

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Published September 25, 2013

A group of young students at Seminole Academy in Mount Clemens were happily surprised when they left class on Sept. 16 to find an assortment of backpacks strewn across a table.

State Rep. Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser) jumpstarted the event with the help of AT&T Pioneers, a group of retirees and local employees who go around the state and volunteer in community events.

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Published September 25, 2013

Put down your smartphone or your tablet or any other ancillary electronic device when driving.

That was the message of the “Remembering Ally: Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign,” which was created in Michigan and kicked off last year in Macomb County.

The campaign was created in memory of 16-year-old Ally Zimmerman, a Romeo High School student and Oakland County resident who died after being struck by a distracted driver on Dec. 28, 2010.

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Published September 25, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Matt Parsons said he feels like Lance Armstrong when he glides on his bike down Metropolitan Parkway.

Parsons, 26, is one of 17 people on the roster for Clinton Township’s adaptive bike club, a program for those with special needs that is sponsored by the township’s Parks and Recreation Department. There is one coordinator and a couple volunteers, while the rest of the group is there to ride and have fun.

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Published September 19, 2013

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A man who allegedly impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman in her own apartment has been arraigned and, at press time, is currently held on bond.

Theron Leon Lambert, a 39-year-old man, was arraigned in 41-B District Court on Sept. 17 for the Sept. 15 incident involving a 33-year-old female victim.

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Published September 18, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Festival of the Senses is an annual event dedicated to the arts, bringing people from all over to enjoy all the festivities the event has to offer.

The 2013 edition will be the seventh straight year of art and entertainment meshing together to form a two-day event that people of all ages can enjoy. The festival will be held this year on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Clinton Township Civic Center at 40700 Romeo Plank Road. Each day has the same event hours, starting at 10 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m.

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Published September 18, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township’s annual ceremony honoring those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and those who fought and continue to fight, was held indoors this year due to a rainstorm. But those who showed up to Resurrection Cemetery heard speeches full of passion and honesty that still make people tingle to the core 12 years after the events of that day.

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Published September 18, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Pastor Dan Simons found out pretty quickly what his calling in life was supposed to be.

Simons was raised on a 120-acre dairy farm in St. Charles, Mich., and always expected to grow up to be a dairy farmer, himself. But as a young man, one specific person inspired him toward a different path.

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Published September 18, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — To say Kevin Taylor is a strong man is quite the understatement.

Taylor, who has earned a fourth-degree black belt, is one of about 1,000 people to be recognized in the tenth installment of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book series, “Dare to Look!” Taylor made the cut after breaking 584 cement bricks in 57.5 seconds — all with his hand — in front of a crowd of about 1,000 people at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township.

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Published September 16, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At press time, the Clinton Township Police Department was still looking for information pertaining to a suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven on Labor Day.

The man walked into the 7-Eleven located at 37335 Harper, near Metropolitan Parkway, just before 8 p.m. Sept. 2. He left the store because there was a flurry of customers inside.

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Published September 11, 2013

Tom Frosch is living a dream he always envisioned.

Frosch recalled going to Selfridge Air National Guard Base with his father when he was six years old, staring into the endless sky at the aircraft that consumed the atmosphere. He was watching the infamous Blue Angels, wishing he could fly one of the F/A-18 Hornets someday.

Decades later, he is now a member of the aerobatic team.

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Published September 11, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For 12 years, the Patton family has brought hope to others who have faced the same fears and sadness that they experienced.

Tammy and Cliff Patton started a stuffed animal drive in 2001 following the death of their daughter, Erin, after she was born with severe heart defects. The stuffed animals have become a symbol not of closure but of awareness that people from all different walks of life are experiencing the same problems.

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Published September 11, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — As Darlene Seifert, the pantry coordinator at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church, walked through the aisles of the church’s pantry Sept. 5, it became clear most of the shelves were empty.

“We just don’t have enough food,” Seifert said.

The day before, 40 families composed of 102 individuals showed up and retrieved the food they needed to avoid hunger. The shelves, which were already scarce to begin with, were devoured in a matter of four hours. And that was just one day.

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Published September 11, 2013

Recent tests conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have found that no sea lamprey larvae were found at the mouth of the Clinton River.

The USFWS, in association with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), conducted experiments at the mouth of the Clinton River. The river empties into Lake St. Clair.

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Published September 11, 2013

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A local bank robber found out the hard way that many criminals eventually get caught.

On Aug. 28, William Michael Jearls reportedly did an impersonation of himself as he walked into the Fifth-Third Bank on 18 and Hayes in Clinton Township.

He was reportedly wearing a construction vest, hardhat, sunglasses and had makeup around his eyes — the same exact getup he allegedly donned when he robbed the same bank on almost the exact same date in 2012 and got away with it.

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