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 JANET DeMARTELAERE ROCCO TENAGLIA
BUFORD HERRONELIZABETH REIBER
GARY VETTRAINOGIOVANNINA WESOLOWSKI
MARY SULLIVANPHILIP KITTELL JR.
SHERRI LEWINSKITHOMAS AVEREYN
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Library board hears presentation
on new phone system, website


by DENNIS A. SETTER
The Romeo District Library is in the process of performing evaluations for its employees, department heads and its new director since June, John McNaughton.
The board also approved, at its Dec. 10 meeting, to hire...

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Leonard woman wins
Quester raffle basket


by DENNIS A. SETTER
A Leonard woman was the winner of this year's Romeo Indian Village Questers Christmas basket raffle.
The annual fundraiser is used to bring in funds to help renovate and refurbish historical projects in the ...

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Romeo performs its way into scholarships, Superior ratings at thespian festival


by DENNIS A. SETTER
For many Romeo High School thespians, especially the seniors, their trip to Saginaw Valley State University the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6 to compete in the annual Michigan Thespian Festival was a nervous one. It was ...

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Shafer receives top
13th annual EMMA award


by JUDITH KIMPAN
It was a night filled with pleasant surprises, as the Greater Romeo Washington Chamber of Commerce honored members who went above and beyond expectations for community service. The 13th Annual Extraordinary Member Merit...

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BT earns top
marks in audit



Bruce Township was given high marks during a random audit of its elections operations by the Macomb County Clerk's Office recently.
The county started the random audit a couple of years ago and Bruce Township...

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Minton to work
with BT on roads



Steve Minton, MDOT senior contracts project manager, will be the person heading up the access project for 33 Mile Road and M-53.
Minton was also the project manager for the $15 million reconstruction project on...

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Pogodzinski joins
Bruce planners



Casey Pogodzinski, an 18-year resident of Bruce Township, was appointed to fill a position on the Township Planning Commission at the Dec. 10 meeting.
Pogodzinsi, vice president and financial advisor with CAPTRUST...

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Elementary students given hour
to learn computer program code


by DENNIS A. SETTER
Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Indian Hills Elementary joined other elementary students in the Romeo Community Schools District, and students in 180 countries and 30 different languages, for an hour-long course...

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APPLEWOOD VALLEY HOUSE FIRE



Washington Township and neighboring fire departments battled a house fire at 8124 Orchardview Drive Saturday, Dec. 13 that began midafternoon and extended into the night. Through a mutual aid agreement initiated earlier...

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS SHARED

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dick Shafer filled three tables with family and friends to watch the presentation at the 13th Annual EMMA Awards ceremony. A highlight of the evening was the video showing Shafer's life, family and many accomplishments. Pictured from left, son Raymond Shafer, son-in-law Vince Bisbee, daughter Elena Bisbee, grandson Colton Bisbee, Dick Shafer, wife Karen Shafer, granddaughter Eva Shafer and daughter Kristin Crump. (Read Story)

(Observer photo by Judith Kimpan)

Peach Queen info
session is Dec. 30

An Open House and Information Session for the 2015 Romeo Peach Queen Pageant will be held 4-7 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 30, at the Romeo Lions Club.
Here are a few of the topics that will be discussed:
• Expectations of the Queen and Court during their reign.
• Schedule of events for the entire year.
• Real life stories from past queens as to how being Peach Queen helped them with their future.
The 2014 Peach Queen and Court, along with the Peach Queen director/chaperone will also be there to answer questions.
The 2015 Romeo Peach Queen pageant will be held on Saturday, May 9, and is open to female... (more)





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