Betty Jean Bailey, 88, of Armada died on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born on March 9, 1929 in Richmond, the daughter of Clause and Ella Mae (nee Young) Steinmetz. She was a member of the Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 3 and served as the sergeant-at-arms. She is (more…)


Mary Christine Jewett, 86, of Washington Township died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at St John’s Hospital in Detroit.  She was born Nov. 9, 1930 in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Swanson) Dutch. She was a chef by trade and worked for the local restaurants, Clancy’s (now Old (more…)


Arthur Dale Radford, 64, of Washington Township, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Walnut Creek Living in Macomb Township.  He was born Nov. 2, 1952, the son of Carl and Dortha (Boston) Radford in Dubuque, Iowa. Arthur graduated from Belvidere High School in Belvidere, Ill. He served in the U.S. (more…)

No appeal to Supreme Court

BY LARRY SOBCZAK EDITOR The Romeo Village Council decided at its July 17 meeting not to appeal a recent decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals to the Michigan Supreme Court. By a vote of 3-3, the council decided not to ask the state’s highest court to overturn the appeal (more…)

Efforts continue to eradicate phragmites

Phragmites growing in the wild. (Photo from Wikipedia) BY STACY SOBOTKA The war against phragmites continues in Oakland Township with another boost in funding. The board of trustees approved a contract for phragmites right-of-way treatment at its July 11 meeting. The township’s program to eradicate phragmites, an invasive tall grass (more…)