Don Gardner, The Macomb Daily

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Past articles by Don:

Henry Ford II graduate makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Toward the end of November, Nicole Black was coming to the realization she wasn’t a kid anymore. The 2010 graduate of Henry Ford II High School turned 29 on Nov. 22 and was facing the reality… → Read More

Avon Road bridge project ahead of schedule on Macomb and Oakland border

Work on the Avon/Dequindre/23 Mile Road bridge, road, and water main project along Macomb/Oakland County border has been underway for just over a month. Thanks to cooperative weather, the project i… → Read More

Michigan: 18,443 new COVID-19 cases, 277 more virus deaths over past two days

That case total brought the state’s total confirmed number of cases to 1,336,566 and deaths to 24,367. → Read More

Three threats to Utica Community Schools in wake of Oxford shootings

Two threatening letters deemed to be not credible have been found in two Utica Community Schools buildings within 24 hours of each other. In addition, a threatening social media post was aimed at E… → Read More

Clinton Twp. court celebrates first mental health treatment graduates

Charles Gray freely admits that if something hadn’t come between him and his pattern of self-destruction, he would be in prison right now. Or, worst yet, dead. Instead, Wednesday Gray celebra… → Read More

Macomb County reports 15 new cases of school-related COVID-19

Macomb County schools reported 15 new school-related COVID-19 cases to the state of Michigan last week, the seventh week of reporting under the state’s new data collection protocols. → Read More

Clintondale students get to Shop with a Hero Dec. 11

Thirty lucky children from the Clintondale Community Schools will join local first responders in a two-hour shopping spree at a local Meijer as part of a Shop with a Hero program, Saturday, Dec. 11… → Read More

Shelby Township chooses North Pole Ambassadors before Christmas Aglow

The ambassadors will represent the township as they present the official key to the township to Santa Claus at the Christmas Aglow event. → Read More

Repurposing old library, sidewalks among top priorities for Shelby Township in 2022

The priorities came from information gleaned from the annual community visioning process. → Read More

Holiday travel will increase but groups differ on how much

AAA forecasts a strong rebound in holiday travel this Thanksgiving, with the Auto Club Group predicting 53.4 million Americans will hit the road and skies for the holiday, up 13% from 2020 and with… → Read More

Gratiot paving project will temporarily close some intersections in Roseville

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced a new round of road closures surrounding the Gratiot Avenue paving project in Roseville. Crews are nearing completion of phase I of the M-3 (… → Read More

Open house coming up at Utica’s Eppler Junior High – Macomb Daily

Utica Community Schools is looking for graduates of Eppler Junior High from 1971 and prior to celebrate renovations at the historic building Dec. 8. The event will include an open walking tour and … → Read More

Online or in person, Shelby Township Giving Tree supports Samaritan House

For an eighth-straight Christmas season, the Shelby Township Hall Giving Tree presents the opportunity to help the community spread goodwill and cheer. The tree’s benefactor, the Samaritan House Fo… → Read More

Macomb, Oakland schools compete in Lego Robotics ThunderQuest competition

After a one-year absence due to COVID-19, the Regional FIRST Lego Robotics teams ThunderQuest competition returned for its 20th year last weekend at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights. → Read More

Utica Schools recruiting new bus drivers with fun, family event

The district has sent out a call to recruit prospective new drivers through a family fun activity called “Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat: Family Fun Bus, Bounce, and Hiring Event.&#8… → Read More

Macomb County reports 21 new cases of school-related COVID-19

That follows 11 new cases reported the week of Nov. 8 and 31 cases the week of Nov. 1. → Read More

Free septic system and maintenance seminar available

The Macomb County MSU Extension (MSUE), in partnership with the Macomb County Health Department, is holding a free septic use and maintenance webinar. → Read More

Utica to host annual Christmas tree lighting celebration

Children of all ages are invited to the city of Utica’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the city’s Memorial Park. The Utica High School Marching Band … → Read More

Sterling Heights man to speak at Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation summit

Gary Cunningham, who suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a common type of pulmonary fibrosis, will speak at the Summit on Nov. 13, the final day of the event. → Read More

‘Shelby Five’ court cases adjourned, some have new dates set – Macomb Daily

All members of the so-called “Shelby Five” arrested last October after protesting what they say is a culture of racism and police brutality in Shelby Township, faced court proceedings M… → Read More