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Bruce Twp pays $19,000 for
M-53 ramp studies

Bruce Township is paying for traffic and economic impact studies to see if access to M-53 from 33 Mile Road is viable.
The Board of Trustees voted 5-0 on Nov. 12 to pay no more than $19,000 to analyze the ...

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Experts predict average but colder MI winter

Meteorologists are predicting a winter in southeast Michigan that will be colder than normal, but not nearly as much snow as last year.
After waking up to find snow on the ground on Nov. 17, Michiganders may ...

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Sinking fund projects to cost $1.9m this summer

Sinking fund projects have stirred up concerns about Romeo Middle School and renovations at Romeo High School.
The Board of Education discussed past and upcoming sinking fund projects during its Nov. 3 meeting, ...

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Court appoints new attorney for VanCallis

The man charged with the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap has received a new lawyer.
At a pre-examinaton conference held Nov. 13 at the 42-1 District Court in Romeo, the attorney representing James VanCallis,...

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Solvaris expects Internet services to begin this month

A year after its installation, a controversial tower in Bruce Township is expected to broadcast high-speed Internet signals.
Matt Lauer, owner of Solvaris, said he anticipates his company's Internet service would...

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Prisoners released to relieve
jail overcrowding

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office released 71 prisoners in order to relieve an overcrowding emergency at the county jail.
Prisoners with community correction-eligible charges had their sentences reduced by 20 ...

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Frontier Town hosts Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town, but will depend on the lights of a fire truck instead of a glowing reindeer nose.
Frontier Town is hosting jolly old St. Nick for the 25th annual Toys for Tots Santa event, held...

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Sharing Tree to help 200 families

The Sharing Tree program of the Samaritan House is seeking the community's help in providing gifts and food to more than 200 local families.
Residents can look for tags hung on Christmas trees throughout the...

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VETERANS DAY. Above, VFW 2052 Post Commander Frank Hatton, right, shares a message from the national VFW Commander-in-Chief John Stroud. (Read Story)

(Observer photo by Chris Gray)

Christmas in 1865 at Simpson Park Camp

Don't miss Christmas in 1865 at the historic Simpson Park Camp Meeting Grounds in Romeo. Horse drawn firelight tours of the Victorian era woodland village will transport your family, church group or youth group to a simpler time.
Kids can enjoy home-baked holiday treats and a live nativity, complete with animals. Adults will enjoy old-fashioned carolers and hot drinks while warming around the village bonfire.
Experience the true blessing of Christmas while learning the historic role Simpson Park Camp has played in the spiritual heritage of Southeast Michigan.
The tours will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and 5-8... (more)

Local author fair at Graubner

The Romeo District Library will hold a Local Author Fair from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Graubner Branch Library.
The 13 authors attending are Emma Arendoski, Catherine Brakefield, Michael Brooks, Stony Burke, Dennis Clotworthy, William Creed, Charles Kadado, Paul LaBaere, Barb Norris, Adrienne Parinello, James Salsido, Patricia Shelton and April Spring.
Each author will have books available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be served. For information call 586-752-0603 or visit

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