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Articles from the May 16, 2019 edition

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  • "To me, what I do isn't work."

    Manuel J Casey II, Telegram News Intern|May 16, 2019

    LaMonta Stone is a man who has lived and breathed River Rouge basketball since birth. He had uncles who played basketball for Rouge (and won championships), his mother was a cheerleader for who was a state champion. Stone summed it up perfectly, "Probably my blood is maroon." Coach Stone is a man who prides himself on discipline. "Not only will it carry you through athletics and give you a winning mentality, it also helps you in life, in all aspects of your life." Lofton Greene, a River Rouge le... Full story

  • Drinking Water in Michigan

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Newspaper|May 16, 2019

    In the autumn of 2018, the city of Hamtramck warned residents that the water supply might be tainted after several samples from homes showed elevated levels of lead. City officials declared that Hamtramck would begin analyzing at least 60 samples every six months to determine if action is needed to reduce corrosion in the city's pipes. Ironically, Hamtramck's announcement came on the heels of revelations in Detroit's city schools that high levels of lead were detected in the drinking fountains,... Full story

  • Happy 90th Birthday John Conyers, Jr.

    Dale Rich|May 16, 2019

    John Conyers, Jr. was a long-serving United States Congressman from the 13th District of Michigan, an area that includes metropolitan Detroit. He resigned in December of 2017. Born during the Herbert Hoover administration, John Conyers grew up in Detroit and served in the U.S. Army from 1950-54, during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University in 1957, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the same school in 1958. Conyers went to work for Congressman John... Full story

  • Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel Paletko Engages with Residents

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 16, 2019

    John F. Kennedy is a hero to many, including Daniel Paletko, mayor of Dearborn Heights. The famous quote by Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" began to echo in Paletko's head as a young man. As a young boy, Paletko felt his destiny lied in a career in sports, hopefully baseball. But when he realized it was not to be, the idea of politics, which had been simmering inside him, began to make itself known. The quote by Kennedy began to spring... Full story

  • Garden City's Purple Bag Challenge is Back

    May 16, 2019

    The Garden City Purple Bag Challenge has resumed. Pick up your FREE purple bags and gloves at City Hall or the Maplewood Center. Be a part of the our city-wide litter clean-up challenge with either your family, friends or your organization. Use the bags to collect litter from your neighborhood, local park or anywhere you see a need. Then post pictures or your group in action with the purple bags on Facebook.... Full story

  • Downriver's 6th Annual BLESSFEST free resource fair, Saturday, May 18th

    May 16, 2019

    TAYLOR – Downriver's 6th annual BLESSFEST, "A Day of Hope", Free Community Resource Fair will be held Saturday, May 18th, 12-3 pm. at New Hope Assembly, 14000 Racho Blvd, Taylor. (two blocks north of Eureka/Southland Mall, near SMART Bus stops) Over 40 area agencies, nonprofits hospitals and churches participate each year. This year the following will be provided: Henry Ford Health System: health, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings. Laske Family Chiropractic: spine screenings. B... Full story

  • Superintendent sells Bonds and saves community $13 million

    May 16, 2019

    Wayne-Westland Community Schools is proud to announce the successful sale of its 2019 School Building and Site Bonds in the amount of $64,770,000 as authorized by the voters of the School District on November 6, 2018. Together with the bond premium generated from the bond sale, The District was able to exceed their first series construction fund deposit goal with a fund deposit just under $69.8 Million. This means that the amount available for construction came in $625,941.25 higher than the bud... Full story

  • River Rouge Dance Explosion

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Nedia Specialst|May 16, 2019

    The dancers, and instructors of River Rouge has been working hard all year. The River Rouge Dance Explosion gave everyone a chance to display their moves. The young ladies of the Panther Elites, Royalty "N" Motion and the Ann Visger Dance Troupe put their art on the line for the community to behold. Grace and style was energy of the Dance Explosion. Coach Goodman is a dancer of all styles and it was her goal to have the dancers work out of their comfort zone. Less hip hip dancing, and more... Full story

  • Dearborn Heights Library Puppet Show Fun for All Ages

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 16, 2019

    The world of make-believe is a land of vast possibilities. Jim Moyer, Youth Services Librarian for the city of Dearborn Heights, knows that make-believe and education can sometimes go hand in hand. Moyer, together with Adult Services Librarian, Robert Butler, have created the Animal Capers Puppet Show, which is currently engaging young visitors to the city's public libraries. This spring's installation of the puppet show is entitled, 'Animals a Go-Go-Gone,' and introduces youngsters to the serio... Full story

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