The annual public firework season kicked off June 23 with displays at Stony Creek Metropark and the Berville Lions Club. These fireworks illuminated the skies over Stony Creek Lake. More displays are planned for July 1 at Addison Oakland County Park in Addison Township and July 3 at the Packard (more…)

Council awards no bid contract

BY LARRY SOBCZAK EDITOR The Romeo Village Council took the extraordinary step of approving a contract at its June 19 with the Mitt.TV to video record public meetings without seeking bids or setting contract conditions. By a vote of 5-2, the council voted to pay the Romeo based company headed (more…)

Ray Township negotiates for sewer service

BY STACY SOBOTKA The Ray Township Board of Trustees is one step closer to fulfilling its part of four year-old court judgment to provide sewer service in the southwest corner of the township. The board authorized the township supervisor and the township engineer to negotiate with the Macomb County Department (more…)

Bruce Township changes recycling program

BY STACY SOBOTKA Bruce Township is overhauling its recycling program. Residents who attended the June 21 Board of Trustees meeting were surprised to find the recycling dumpsters in the township hall parking lot gone. Numerous items that were unacceptable being tossed into the dumpsters is the reason for the change. (more…)

Malczewski heads to MSU wrestling program

Austen Malczewski Michigan State University wrestling head coach Roger Chandler has announced that Romeo High School graduate Austen Malczewski will be joining the team for the 2017-18 season along with three other student-athletes. All joining the Spartans will be Brendan Black of Hobart, Ind./Hobart High School, Cameron Caffey of Carbondale, (more…)

Celebration of Garden and Art is July 8

The Plutter’s garden on North Fremont Street in Romeo is featured. (Photo courtesy Friends of the Romeo District Library) The Friends of the Romeo District Library, in collaboration with the Starkweather Arts Center will be hosting the Celebration of Gardens and Art, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 8. (more…)

It was a good day for a picnic

Library Assistant Alyssa Goike cuts the ribbon for a re-opening ceremony of the Ray Township Library at Ray Day. With Goike are Director Christy DeMeulenaere, Lynn Vanslambrouck, Karalee Jerse, and Elly-Karam-Burk. (Photo by Stacy Sobotka) BY STACY SOBOTKA With a new name, Ray Township’s annual picnic, now known as Ray (more…)


FIREFIGHTER PROMOTION. Bruce Township Fire Chief Robert Stankiewicz promoted Field Training Officer David Robinson to Sergeant at the Bruce Township Board of Trustees meeting June 21. Robinson is pinned by his son Kale Robinson during a ceremony at the meeting. Robinson helped four new hires get through the necessary training (more…)