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Articles from the December 17, 2020 edition

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  • Telegram News' Senior Star - Willa (Bates) Royals

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Dec 17, 2020

    This week's Senior Star is Mrs. Willa (Bates) Royals. Royals turned 80 years old just last week and celebrated with friends and family, adding, "We had a good time!" Royals is widowed and now lives in Harrison Township, but was raised in River Rouge. She attended Northrop Elementary School, now Sabbath Middle School, and graduated from River Rouge High School. She was part of the glee club and the pep club in school and remains in contact with a handful of her school friends, including Marie...

  • Community Survey Aims to Gauge Opinions on Ecorse Creek Restoration

    Renee Summers, Telegram Newspaper|Dec 17, 2020

    For the past two years, Michigan Sea Grant has been working with the city of Ecorse and its neighbors to develop a plan for clean-up and revitalization of the Ecorse Creek. The cities of Ecorse, Wyandotte, and Lincoln Park were recently awarded a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to help finance the venture. Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan (UM), Michigan State University (MSU) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

  • Holding our Elected Officials Accountable is Hard Work and Risky

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher CEO|Dec 17, 2020

    Twice a year I publish a column 'We must hold our Elected Officials Accountable". As I rally with the community members and we discuss the issues that are important to them, I see the fire in their eyes. They are passionate about so many things. Their concerns range from salaries of the city attorneys, property being sold in the community, police stops & police interaction, councilpersons voting the influence of the Mayor, diversity of city hall employees, number of marijuana facilities within...