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Fallen heroes remembered

Fallen heroes rememberedPONTIAC — Eleven men who lost their lives in the line of duty in the last year were honored at a special ceremony Sept. 11 at the Fallen Heroes Memorial in Pontiac.“Until 2001, Sept. 11 was just an ordinary ...Read More




Township honors fallen at 9/11 memorial ceremony

Township honors fallen at 9/11 memorial ceremonyOn Sept. 11, dozens of residents, Shelby Township first responders and elected officials gathered beneath an overcast sky at the township veterans memorial, located on the municipal grounds, for a service honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11 and first responders. ...Read More




Grosse Pointe North students honor Sept. 11 victims

Grosse Pointe North students honor Sept. 11 victimsGrosse Pointe North High School senior Courtney Lamparski was only 4 years old when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks took place, but it’s something she’ll never forget. ...Read More




Patriot Day comes home

FARMINGTON — A 3-foot-tall piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be unveiled and dedicated during Patriot Day at City Hall in downtown Farmington to commemorate terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers 13 years ...Read More




Roseville man serves country as submariner

Roseville man serves country as submarinerROSEVILLE — In 2010, a former Roseville High School graduate decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and joined the U.S. military, and he soon found himself under the water.Petty Officer Alan Harris, a 1997 ...Read More




Polish Mission honors American, Polish WWII vets

Polish Mission honors American, Polish WWII vetsORCHARD LAKE — Sept. 1, 1939, will haunt Polish history as the day the first shots of World War II were fired and Germany invaded Poland, according to JJ Przewozniak, curator of collections at the Polish Mission of the ...Read More




Ceremony honors local Korean War Medal of Honor recipient

Ceremony honors local Korean War Medal of Honor recipientFARMINGTON HILLS — It would be a remarkable understatement to just describe Korean War Medal of Honor recipient Robert E. Simanek as brave.Yet, if you let the 84-year-old Farmington Hills resident tell how he used his ...Read More




Sister honors brothers in service, raises funds for Wounded Warrior Project

Sister honors brothers in service, raises funds for Wounded Warrior ProjectSYLVAN LAKE — With two brothers in the Marine Corps, supporting veterans and the troops is a priority for 16-year-old Olivia Cassar, of Sylvan Lake.And her passion for music is what led her to use her vocal talents to ...Read More




Sterling Heights author pens story inspired by patriotism

Sterling Heights author pens story inspired by patriotismSTERLING HEIGHTS — Memorial Day and Independence Day are periods of patriotism in America, and a local first-time author recently celebrated his own way of putting his love of country into words.On June 17, Sterling ...Read More




Strike up the Army band

Strike up the Army bandGROSSE POINTE FARMS — Bring your patriotic pride and a lawn chair or blanket: The U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus, joined by the Motor City Brass Band, will play a free concert at 6 p.m. July 1 on the lakeside lawn of ...Read More




World War II U.S. Air Force sergeant receives Victory Medal

World War II U.S. Air Force sergeant receives Victory Medal GROSSE POINTE FARMS/WOODS — It took almost a lifetime — 69 years, to be exact — but former U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant William F. “Bill” Leslie, of Grosse Pointe Woods, finally has received ...Read More




WWII vet’s medals bring sister closure 70 years later

WWII vet’s medals bring sister closure 70 years laterSHELBY TOWNSHIP — It was an emotional day for Beverly Netzloff.Seventy years after her older brother, William Netzloff Jr., was killed in action in World War II, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller presented Beverly, the sole ...Read More




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September 19, 2014

Police confirm possible break in DeKeyzer case

Police confirm possible break in DeKeyzer caseWARREN — An intense investigation remained ongoing at press time as Warren detectives awaited identification of a body found in a plastic barrel sealed with concrete inside of a trailer parked at a storage yard in Plymouth Township. ...Read More

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