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The Romeo Observer
to cease publication



Editor and Publisher Melvin Bleich made the most difficult decision in his life when he decided to cease publication of The Romeo Observer after the June 24, 2015 issue.
The Observer is the latest casualty in ...

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Strawberry crops good,
but few cherries, peaches


by DEBI MARTONE
A wet spring has helped plump up the strawberry crop this year.
Since the beginning of last week, jam makers, pie bakers and strawberry lovers have been picking berries at all of the local farms and orchards,...

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RCS hires two new
principals at meeting


by DEBI MARTONE
The Romeo Community Schools Board of Education voted to hire two new principals at their meeting, held Monday, June 15.
James Ellis was hired as an interim assistant principal at Romeo High School. Ellis comes ...

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RT discusses library
preservation options


by STACY SOBOTKA
Planned improvements to the Ray Township Library were mentioned in correspondence to the Ray Township Board of Trustees at their meeting Tuesday, June 16.
Township Clerk Paula Artman read two letters presented to...

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Babinski's dream helping
local boys and girls continues


by DEBI MARTONE
Stanley Babinski always planned to open a Boys and Girls Club when he was older, or at least retired from his real estate business.
The loss of Babinksi's son to Non-hodgkins Lymphoma in 2010, however, ...

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County to review
Pet Acquisition Ordinance



The Macomb County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on June 11, asking the communities of Macomb County to review a model Humane Pet Acquisition Ordinance.
The model ordinance, drafted by the County's...

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Beauvais reappointed
to library board



A Bruce Township appointee to the Romeo District Library board withdrew her name and the current board member was reappointed at the township's June 17 meeting.
After being nominated by Supervisor Richard Cory,...

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Residency is issue
for PC appointee



The Bruce Township Board of Trustees voted 3-2 at its June 17 meeting on a motion to re-appoint Planning Commission member Blake Taylor even though his residency came into question.
Township Treasurer Debbie Obrecht...

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WT approves bond sale
for infrastructure projects


by JERRY FRAEYMAN
Washington Township officials have approved the sale of $15 million in bonds to fund several major water and sewer infrastructure projects in the township.
The Washington Board unanimously approved the sale at ...

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WT OKs new
FOIA processes



The Washington Township Board approved new policies and guidelines related to changes in Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The changes cover the fees and process municipalities must follow when responding...

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WT transfers
60K to STAR



Washington Township officials approved the transfer of $60,106 in municipal and community tax credits to the STAR transportation program, which serves older and disabled residents in Bruce, Romeo and Washington.
The...

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150 YEARS OF SERVICE

Above, Simpson Park Camp employees, members of the Board of Trustees and numerous volunteers have been busy preparing for the camp's 150th Anniversary celebration, which will be held during their annual Camp Meeting, July 24 - Aug. 2. Pictured from left is Pastor John Grenfell, Camp Director; Gretchen Deming, Office Manager; and Tim Throne, Chairman of the Board. A complete worship schedule and list of other activities and events is available on the camp's website, www.simpsonparkcamp.org. Below, a step into Simpson Park Camp is like a walk back in time. It is comprised of 77 historic cottages and buildings, some of which date back to the origin of the camp 150 years ago. The large 105-year-old W.G. Nixon Memorial Tabernacle sits centrally in the camp and can seat more than 800 congregants. The camp's 55 acres also includes soccer and sports fields, a natural pond, playgrounds and wooded areas. (Read Story)

(Observer photos by Debi Martone)

Silent auction
in Ray Township

The Ray Township Historical Society will hold its Second Annual Silent Auction during the township's picnic festivities on Sunday, June 28.
Items for review and bidding are on display in the Ray Township Public Library during normal open hours.
Bidding will close at 3 p.m. during the picnic and individuals with the highest bids will receive the items.
The silent auction will benefit the support of preservation projects in Ray Township, including the restoration of the Procter Cemetery on 32 Mile Road.
For information visit www.rayhistory.org or call 586-784-9221.





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