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WT authorizes engineering
plans for Total Soccer water mains


by JERRY FRAEYMAN
As part of preparation for the Total Soccer complex planned for the corner of 30 Mile and Powell Roads, Washington Township officials last week took a step towards bringing water to the site.
The Washington Board...

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County declares state of emergency after flooding


by CHRIS GRAY
Torrential downpours drenched Southeast Michigan on Aug. 11, causing freeway and street closures and flooded homes.
As a result, Macomb County has declared a state of emergency, and is asking residents to report ...

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Chinese students visit Romeo court, orchards


by CHRIS GRAY
Chinese students received lessons in law, culture and apples thanks to visiting the Romeo area this month.
Four Chinese law students from Beijing visited the 42-1 District Court in Romeo for a three-day observation...

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RCS board examines options to improve facilities


by CHRIS GRAY
The Romeo Community Schools Board of Education wants to explore options with the community on how to repair its aging facilities.
At a special meeting held Aug. 11, the Board of Education examined a number of ...

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TRW gives $3,500 to RCS for robotics, printer


by CHRIS GRAY
A Washington Township-based company is encouraging students to pursue science and technology careers with its third-annual donation.
TRW Automotive presented $3,500 to Romeo Community Schools on Aug. 14 to bolster ...

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Oakland Twp. board gives girl special honor


by STACY SOBOTKA
A young lady who has courageously battled cancer received a distinctive honor at the Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Becca Prange, 13, was named an Honorary Firefighter by the Oakland...

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MDOT report says bicycling brings benefits



On Aug. 14, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) released a new report, "Community and Economic Benefits of Bicycling in Michigan."
This report is Phase I of a two-phase project that explains the economic...

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GOLDEN COMMANDOS. Above, from left, Troy Simonsen of Washington Township and Bruce Lindstrom of Kearney, Nebraska stand by the restored Goldfish drag race car.
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(Observer photo by Chris Gray)

Silent auction to benefit SAC

Starkweather Arts Center (SAC) will hold a silent auction to benefit Starkweather programs and operations.
Bids will be accepted for an abstract circular peach canvas by Therese Winter until 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1. The winner will be announced Tuesday, Sept. 2. The reserve bid is $50. Bid in person or call 586-752-5700.
Starkweather Arts Center, located at 219 N. Main Street, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Monday Peach Festival weekend.





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