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Published March 11, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit recently named a volunteer from its Clinton Township facility as its top “volunteer of the year.”

Kathie Lucas, of Armada, volunteers at Goodwill’s North Macomb Career and Training Center, which, according to a statement, provides job assessment, coaching, placement and counseling services to locals seeking employment.

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Published March 11, 2013

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FRASER — Fraser public safety officers are investigating an alleged incident in which a woman said she was attacked while walking in Fraser, according to a statement from the Fraser Department of Public Safety.

The woman reported that between 6 and 6:30 a.m. March 4 she was walking west on 14 Mile, near Mulvey Road, when an unknown man ran up behind her and pushed her down. The suspect allegedly ripped her shirt and bra, grabbing her breast, and then tried to rip her pants.

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Published March 7, 2013

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP —Just a day after the fire claimed the house on the 21000 block of Remick Drive, cars were still driving up and down the street, slowing down as the drivers peered at the charred house.

Bits of burned furniture and other items were in front of the house, blackened and burned beyond recognition.

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Published March 6, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Clinton Township woman killed Feb. 27 in a head-on car accident on Groesbeck will be remembered as a loving mother of four and a beloved fiancée.

Susan Kozak, 46, was the only fatality, but the accident, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Groesbeck, north of 15 Mile, involved four other vehicles, critically injuring one other person, as of press time.

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Published March 6, 2013

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CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Clinton Township family of four is reportedly recovering from injuries sustained when an underage drunken driver hit their car.

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Published March 6, 2013

MOUNT CLEMENS —The criminal sentencing of the man who caused a fatal car crash turned into a heartbreaking scene Feb. 28 inside a Macomb County circuit courtroom.

Ultimately, after many tears and words of sorrow and sadness, Judge Mary Chrzanowski sentenced Ronald Lee Haggen, a 67-year-old retired auto worker from Detroit, to 10 months in jail and five years probation for a charge of vehicular manslaughter. His driver’s license also was revoked.

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Published March 4, 2013

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A Clinton Township 21-year-old was killed in a March 3 house fire on Remick Drive.

Firefighters found the deceased, reported by other news outlets to be 2010 L’Anse Creuse High School graduate Josh Luczak, in the bedroom where the blaze is believed to have started, according to a fire department news release.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but fire officials say they do not suspect there was any foul play involved.

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Published February 28, 2013

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FRASER — Outside, a heavy blanket of slushy snow was beginning to fall, but inside the Indoor Golf Club of Michigan, it was just another sunny day on an Austrian golf course.

Technically it was a golf course simulator. But perpetually perfect weather, even if virtual, is one of the benefits of participating in the Indoor Golf Club’s weekly nine-hole leagues.

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Published February 27, 2013

FRASER — Whatever happens in other cities and townships, Fraser city officials agree on one thing: Consolidating 911 dispatch services with Macomb County isn’t on their to-do list.

In September, when neighboring communities were eying consolidating their police and fire dispatch operations with the county, Fraser officials instead authorized the purchase of a new 911 computer system.

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Published February 27, 2013

 

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A deer that fell through the ice in the Clinton River will live to run and jump another day, thanks to the efforts of local rescue personnel.

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Published February 27, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP —When it comes to the bottom line, families trying to make ends meet sometimes have to push off utility bills or paying for an expensive furnace repair in favor of paying for things like food and rent.

On Saturday, March 2, hundreds of people will assemble at the Clinton Township Senior Center to bring heat to people in need. It’s all part of the Macomb County Community Service Agency’s annual Walk for Warmth, which, in its 23rd year, promises to be bigger than in years past.

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Published February 27, 2013

MACOMB COUNTY — At L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, the number of students opting to take Mandarin Chinese language classes has increased in the three years since the district began offering it as a language selection.

“We started out with about 15-20 kids the first year, and we’re up to almost 80 kids taking Mandarin Chinese this year,” said L’Anse Creuse Mandarin teacher Greg Henery.

L’Anse Creuse isn’t alone.

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Published February 20, 2013

MACOMB COUNTY — The Michigan Democratic Convention is approaching on Feb. 22-23, and a host of Macomb County Democrats have come out in recent weeks to endorse both the current Democratic state party chair and his challenger.

Some, like Macomb County’s top five officials, have called for a change, announcing their support for challenger Lon Johnson. Others, like seven of the nine Democratic county commissioners, have stood behind current chair Mark Brewer, who is seeking a 10th two-year term.

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Published February 20, 2013

FRASER — Most Saturdays, you can find Fraser High School senior Brandon Rowland volunteering in the food pantry of the Fraser-based nonprofit Hope Center in Macomb.

Rowland, 17, and his younger brother, 15, began actively volunteering at the food pantry in April 2012, acting on the suggestion of their grandmother. This past summer, he volunteered at the food pantry on a weekly basis, spending more than 150 volunteer hours at the shelter.

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Published February 20, 2013

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Selfridge-based Civil Air Patrol Squadron has honored one of its own, a Clinton Township teen, with an award recognizing his involvement.

Cadet Master Sgt. Jonathan Forester, 17, was awarded the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award. He was chosen from among the 38 cadets in the 176th Selfridge Composite Squadron, according to a statement from the squadron.

Civil Air Patrol units, which meet in locations nationwide, act as the official auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force.

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