Treasurer resigns

BY STACY SOBOTKA A major shakeup occurred in Armada Township last week when Treasurer Peg Smith resigned. The board received her letter of resignation on Nov. 19. Dated Nov. 16, the letter simply said “Armada Township Board Members, I am retiring effective November 19, 2017.” The board accepted her resignation (more…)

Fire chief’s contract extended through 2022

BY STACY SOBOTKA The Washington Township Board of Trustees approved the fire chief’s contract at their meeting November 15. “We’ve got the best fire chief in the county. We’ve got the best run organization in the county,” said Washington Township Supervisor Dan O’Leary. O’Leary praised Fire Chief Brian Tyrell’s work, (more…)


The orange glow filling the sky in the late evening on Nov. 20 was caused by a humongous fire near Joslyn and Brown roads in Orion Township. This picture of the fire was taken at the entrance of Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township. Flames could be seen from this (more…)

Santa is coming to town

Santa Claus has sent his preliminary itinerary in northern Macomb County for the next few weeks. Visit him at any of the following events. Contact us at if we missed your event for this list and we will add it to the Weekly Calendar. Thursday, Nov. 30—Santa Parade and (more…)

Christmas Home Tour is Saturday

The annual Christmas Home Tour hosted by the Romeo Historical Society will take place 2-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. This will be a self-guided tour and tickets are $25 per person, cash or check only. Advanced tickets are on sale at Two Romeo Girls, 227 North Main; Connelly’s Creations, 175 (more…)