Independence Township has some big budget plans

Independence Township has some big budget plansby Matthew E. SemrauApril 17, 2013 INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Wednesday evening marked the second bi-weekly meeting of the Independence Township board of trustees. Among the items on the agenda were big spending plans, future sewer projects, more news about a potential hospital, and support for a local girl

Profile View: Dr. Jeffrey Youngquist

A Profile View: Dr. Jeffrey Youngquistby Matthew E. SemrauApril 2013 ROCHESTER, Mich. — As human beings, we tend to think of unintended consequences as bad things, but that is not always the case. Sometimes they are what drives us to where we belong. This is the case for Jeffrey Youngquist, Ph.D. an associate professor of

Women Tell How They Built Communities

Women Tell How They Helped Build Communitiesby Matthew E. SemrauMarch 18, 2013 TROY, Mich.  — Mayor of Hamtramck, Dr. Karen Majewski, Honorary Consul of Chile, Mariela Griffor, and distinguished educator and researcher, Dr. Phyllis Noda, gathered at the Balkan American Center on Big Beaver Road to present a panel lecture entitled, “Women as Community Builders.”

Accomplished Editor Comes to Oakland University

Accomplished Editor Comes to Oakland Universityby Matthew E. SemrauMarch 2013 ROCHESTER, Mich. — Walter T. Middlebrook, assistant managing editor as well as director of recruiting and community affairs at The Detroit News, guest lectured Wednesday for a free event in the Oakland Center, entitled “Adapting to New Age Journalism.” Middlebrook spoke of how to confront