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Kris Allard class of 1974 passed away on March 17 2016

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Melvindale High School wins $653000 grant to establish engineering career pathways program  Southgate News Herald

Already boasting an internationally renowned robotics program, Melvindale High School is finding new ways to shape its students' futures in an increasingly ...

Melvindale High School heads to international robotics competition  Southgate News Herald

Melvindale High School is a juggernaut. Not on the gridiron or the hardwood, but underwater. After dominating state and regional competitions, the school's ...

Every senior at Melvindale High School accepted to college, trade school or military  Southgate News Herald

It's a banner year for Melvindale High School as 100 percent of the senior class was accepted into some type of higher learning institution.

Melvindale's success in wrestling is pinned down by family and tradition  Southgate News Herald

These three things are a good place to start when it comes to defining the Melvindale High School varsity wrestling program.

Judy and Will Webb: Melvindale couple die on same day after 56 years of marriage  Southgate News Herald

After 56 years of marriage, a Melvindale couple died on the same day, March 6, 2019.

Melvindale High School student arrested for shooting threat made on Snapchat  WXYZ Detroit

A student at Melvindale High School has been charged with one count of false report or threat of terrorism by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

2018 Academic All-Stars: Melvindale High School | News  Southgate News Herald

Bianca Cobian-Campos. Class standing: First. GPA: 4.0614. Parents: Maria del Carmen Cobian and Jose Cobian. Activities: National honor society, key club, ...

Student charged with making terrorist threats in Melvindale  Southgate News Herald

A 15-year-old Melvindale High School student was charged Thursday with making a terrorist threat against the school.

Melvindale high school closed Wednesday due to threat  The Detroit News

The Academy for Business and Technology High School in Melvindale will be closed Wednesday due to athreat, police say.

Melvindale student charged in school threat set for new court date  Southgate News Herald

A 15-year-old Melvindale High School student charged with making a terrorist threat against the school is set to go in front of a referee at the Wayne County ...

Melvindale High School deemed Academic State Champion | News  Southgate News Herald

Melvindale High School is among the top one percent of all schools in Michigan according to a recent statewide study done by Bridge Magazine.

2017 Academic All-Stars: Melvindale High School | News  Southgate News Herald

Here are the 2017 Top 10 graduating seniors from Melvindale High School:

Former Melvindale band teacher arrested for soliciting a minor  Southgate News Herald

Jeff Howenstine, who retired in 2013 after nine years leading the Melvindale band program, was arrested recently.

Melvindale schools on lockdown due to nearby homicide investigation  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

A nearby homicide investigation Monday afternoon had schools in Melvindale on lockdown, according to police.

Five Downriver high schools make the grade in U.S. News rankings  Southgate News Herald

Every year, U.S. News & World Report compiles information on more than 20500 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The top 29 percent of ...

Melvindale High School welcomes new principal, athletic director  Southgate News Herald

Becoming the principal at Melvindale High School was always the long-term goal for Ryan Vranesich. He just didn't expect to achieve that goal in under 10 ...

Melvindale holds off Lincoln Park in high-scoring Downriver League game  Southgate News Herald

Beyond the creative floats, alumni visits and everything else associated with Homecoming, Melvindale was looking for something more than that. The Cardinals ...

Former Melvindale band teacher pleads guilty to soliciting a minor  Southgate News Herald

Jeff Howenstine, who retired in 2013 after nine years leading the Melvindale band program, was sentenced to six months in jail after he admitted to soliciting an ...

Two new voices to join the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Board of Education  Southgate News Herald

There are five people running for five seats on the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Board of Education.

Academic All-Stars at Melvindale High School | News  Southgate News Herald

Here are the top 10 graduating seniors from Melvindale High School:

Opinion: Class of 1955 members turn 80 this year  Dearborn Press and Guide

When I opened the invitation to a classmate's 80th birthday party, the thought occurred to me for the first time: most of us who graduated from Melvindale High ...

Melvindale ROV teams finish 1-2 at state competition, again  Southgate News Herald

For the second consecutive year two teams from Melvindale High School took the first and second places at the state Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles ...

Riverview district kicks off 2018-19 school year with new administrators  Southgate News Herald

As is so often the case when a longtime employee retires and is replaced from within, a recent retirement in the Riverview Community School District's central ...

2016 Academic All-Stars at Melvindale High School | News  Southgate News Herald

Here are the top 10 graduating seniors from Melvindale High School:

Nearly every senior at Melvindale High School accepted to college  Southgate News Herald

About six months after the entire senior class applied to go to college, almost all of them were accepted.

Gibraltar Carlson, Melvindale play to a draw in key Downriver League battle  Southgate News Herald

On Monday night, reigning Downriver League champion Melvindale squared off with current front-runner Gibraltar Carlson.

Car, guitar stolen in Lincoln Park | News  Southgate News Herald

Lincoln Park police were sent to the 2100 block of Charter Avenue around 1:20 a.m. March 4, after a 2012 Chrysler 200 was reported stolen. The owner said the ...

Downriver high schools celebrate 2018 proms | News  Southgate News Herald

The News-Herald is photographing Downriver high school proms this year.

Mel-NAP schools pass renewal millage | News  Southgate News Herald

An 18-mill renewal millage passed in the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District Tuesday night by a nearly two to one margin.

Hundreds of residents sign petition demanding water bill relief in Melvindale  Southgate News Herald

Residents in Melvindale have been complaining for months about their unruly water bills. When local officials were unable to help lower the rates, a couple ...

Melvindale High School placed on lockdown | News  Southgate News Herald

Melvindale High School was put on lockdown status Monday morning, but according to school officials students were never in any danger.

Financial reality fair teaches high schoolers that 'adulting ... is hard but manageable'  Southgate News Herald

Less than a week after taking home 25 medals in district competition, Taylor High School DECA had another big success.

Downriver high schools celebrate 2018 graduations | News  Southgate News Herald

The News-Herald is photographing Downriver high school graduations this year.

Downriver elementary students use technology to showcase famous people  Southgate News Herald

The end of February brought on a big day – which had been months in the making – for Michael Maffesoli's fifth grade class at Allendale Elementary School in ...

MELVINDALE: Instructor who turned around band program will retire  Southgate News Herald

MELVINDALE — “This will always be my band.” That's how retiring band director Jeff Howenstine describes the music program at Melvindale Public Schools.

Melvindale teen missing after going to a party to meet boy in Detroit  Southgate News Herald

A 16-year-old Melvindale High School student has gone missing after going to a party in Detroit Friday night.

Dearborn offers Melvindale a sweetheart consolidation deal | Opinion  Southgate News Herald

Last week many Dearborn City Council members left another dispatch consolidation study session with more questions than answers. Many of us taxpayers ...

Allen Park Inter-City Baptist girls' basketball holds off Allen Park w/ PHOTO GALLERY  Southgate News Herald

In a game of back and forth, it was apparent that the team with the final forth was going to end up in the win column as Allen Park hosted Inter-City Baptist in a ...

Hundreds of Mel-NAP students participate in annual Angel Project shopping trip  Southgate News Herald

Wednesday was a very special day for the hundreds of students and staff who participated in the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District's 21st annual ...

Innovators in training: STEM workshops offer a path to the future for Downriver students  Southgate News Herald

Whether today's high school students will be programming, designing, or leading other in the future, TEN80 Education's STEM Innovators-in-Training ...

Downriver school districts struggle with multitude of threats, how best to deal with them  Southgate News Herald

In the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida school earlier this month, Downriver communities and school districts are struggling with a problem of a different sort.

Entire senior class applies for college for second straight year at Melvindale High School  Southgate News Herald

For the second straight year the entire senior class at Melvindale High School will be going to college.

Michigan school threats soar after Florida massacre  The Detroit News

In the month since a former student shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Michigan schools have been ...

Police: Alcohol A Factor In Crash That Caused Massive Explosion In Melvindale  CBS Local

MELVINDALE (WWJ) – Police say a 24-year-old man who crashed through a fence at a DTE Energy substation and struck a gas main valve, sparking a massive ...

Downriver woman proves junior high counselor wrong | News  Southgate News Herald

Before attending Trenton High School in the early 1960s, Karen Wilson Smithbauer's junior high school guidance counselor told her parents she wasn't suited ...

Romulus residents lead unifying march for democracy through streets in recognition of MLK Day  Southgate News Herald

Those young and old with a dream of unity and willingness to stand up for democracy marched through parts of Romulus on Monday in recognition of Martin ...

Empty Lincoln Park stores evoke 60-year-old football memories  Southgate News Herald

Driving home from a haircut on a recent rainy morning, I swung around to the Southfield/Dix-Toledo intersection in Lincoln Park. I'd read that parts of the Lincoln ...

Driver produces gun during road rage incident in Allen Park  Southgate News Herald

A driver who apparently was having a bad day threatened a woman with a gun in what Allen Park police are calling a road rage incident.

Autonomous vehicles to roll into WCCCD Downriver campus with new partnership  Southgate News Herald

The Wayne County Community College District is partnering with an international social justice organization to create a hub for the mobility workforce in metro ...

Organizations come together to help workers impacted by the government shutdown  Southgate News Herald

With the partial government shutdown extending into its fifth week, several Downriver businesses and nonprofits are offering a helping hand to furloughed ...

MELVINDALE: Assistant coach fired for posting racist fliers in high school locker room  Southgate News Herald

MELVINDALE –– Denny Howard, an assistant varsity football coach at the high school, was fired from his volunteer position Monday for posting racial fliers in ...

MELVINDALE: Former student honors high school teacher in essay  Southgate News Herald

MELVINDALE — Teacher Robert Hepner encourages his students at Melvindale High School to explore the world and look for opportunities everywhere.

Southgate Anderson football holds off Edsel Ford w/ PHOTO GALLERY  Southgate News Herald

In their first meeting since 2006, both Southgate Anderson and Edsel Ford entered Friday hoping to get things turned around this season. The visiting Titans had ...

Kessey Sportsplex remodeled, rededicated in Melvindale | News  Southgate News Herald

It's been known by many names since opening, now the building most recently known as the Melvindale Ice Arena will once again be named in honor of John ...

Several Downriver-area bowlers qualify for state finals at individual regionals  Southgate News Herald

A total of six Downriver-area girls qualified for the state meet in Division 1, Region 6 singles action on Saturday at Woodhaven Lanes.

Creative Montessori Academy growing in size and ambition  Southgate News Herald

With the recent completion of a 5000-square-foot expansion, the Creative Montessori Academy in Southgate plans to further harness an underutilized ...

Magazine ranks Taylor Kennedy, Melvindale high schools in top 25 percent of nation  Southgate News Herald

U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Taylor Kennedy and Melvindale high schools in the top 25 percent of schools in the nation.

Ahmed Said signs with Henry Ford College wrestling team  Dearborn Press and Guide

Melvindale High School senior Ahmed Said signed to wrestle for the Henry Ford College Hawks next season.

Taylor flea market supplements incomes, supports various organizations, provides place for socializing  Southgate News Herald

For close to 20 years, St. John Lutheran Church in Taylor has played host to a specific type of community social event.

Elementary Student Charged with Bringing Loaded Weapon to Spain Middle School  MI Headlines

DETROIT, MI – On Tuesday, December 5th, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 10-year-old, Detroit student of Spain Middle School is alleged to have concealed ...

Language and literature program highlights improvements to Mel-NAP's curriculum  Southgate News Herald

Last year the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School district started a new program aimed to help educate the growing population of non-English speaking ...

The News-Herald honors its 2018 Academic All-Stars  Southgate News Herald

The News-Herald's 2018 Academic All-Stars honors 252 of Downriver's best and brightest high school graduates. All Downriver high schools were invited to ...

Southeast Michigan schools hit by string of threats during past week  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

ClickOnDetroit has reported a rash of threats against schools in Michigan over the past two weeks.

JP McGuire's 'paying it forward' by offering free meals to furloughed government workers  Southgate News Herald

As the government shutdown nears the 30 day mark, a Taylor restaurant is offering free meals to furloughed federal employees.

Monroe student arrested for 'terroristic threats'  The Detroit News

Monroe County student, 14, is one of 3 students in a week's time in Southeast Michigan to face charges for allegedly making threats against their schools.

Nathaniel Abraham back in jail for allegedly selling meth, heroin in Pontiac and Farmington Hills  Southgate News Herald

Pontiac's notorious convict Nathaniel Abraham has more legal trouble on his hands following his arrest this week for allegedly selling drugs.

Photos from Grosse Ile vs. Hudsonville Unity Christian boys' soccer state title game  Southgate News Herald

Grosse Ile fell to Hudsonville Unity Christian 3-1 in overtime of the 2018 Division 3 state championship game. For the game story click here. To purchase photos ...

Downriver high schools celebrate 2017 homecomings | News  Southgate News Herald

The News-Herald is photographing Downriver high school homecoming dances this year.

Pro football player offers encouraging message to 3-year-old Gibraltar boy born without a hand  Southgate News Herald

Some professional athletes have famously stated they don't consider themselves role models.

Wireless Emergency Alert system test postponed due to Hurricane Florence  Southgate News Herald

The nationwide end-to-end test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence.

Woodhaven's Colin Czajkowski signs to play baseball at University of Michigan  Southgate News Herald

Woodhaven senior Colin Czajkowski recently signed on to play baseball at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Pictured is Woodhaven head coach Corey ...

Senior activities in the Downriver area | Events Calendar  Southgate News Herald

To submit an event, send an email to List the time, date, location, cost and contact information. For a complete listing, visit ...

6 reasons why students at some high schools are better prepared for college or career  Bridge Michigan

The first reason, family income, is something schools can't control. But other factors, like having counselors to help students navigate the maze of higher ...

ALLEN PARK: Trio suspected in 2012 armed robbery bound over for trial  Southgate News Herald

ALLEN PARK — Three suspects in an October 2012 armed robbery in Melvindale waived the preliminary examinations of the evidence against them Monday in ...

Asphalt resurfacing project begins on Emmons Blvd in Lincoln Park  Southgate News Herald

After a selective bidding process, the Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Lincoln Park, selected Great Lakes Contracting Solutions, LLC of ...

Faces in the Crowd: Renee Jeffords  Clare County Review

October 18, 2018. By Gene Bodnar Correspondent. Through Messenger on Facebook I sent a request to interview the administrator of the Red Door Thrift Store ...

MELVINDALE: SWAT team called for extra precaution (VIDEO)  Southgate News Herald

MELVINDALE — It turned out that no one was in the house, but police left nothing to chance today as they called in the Downriver SWAT team to check on.

Huron School District nearing completion of strategic planning process  Southgate News Herald

The Huron School District is undergoing a number of changes, including staff promotions, and, most recently, finishing up a strategic planning process that will ...

Second Biggby Coffee opens in Southgate | News  Southgate News Herald

Biggby Coffee continues to expand across the region. A second Southgate location, 16215 Dix-Toledo, opened Aug. 23 near Anderson High School. The new ...

Southeast Michigan Film Festival coming to Lincoln Park  Southgate News Herald

A new film festival is coming to Lincoln Park this fall, and submissions open next week.

Meeting the Maverick cemented why he's a hero in my book  Southgate News Herald

I still remember the night I met John McCain. It was a dark December night in 2014. I traveled from Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian, eager to hear the words ...

The News-Herald honors its 2017 Academic All-Stars  Southgate News Herald

The News-Herald's 2017 Academic All-Stars honors 230 of Downriver's best and brightest high school graduates. All Downriver high schools were invited to ...

Bridge Magazine's 2017 Academic State Champs  Bridge Michigan

Bridge Magazine is proud to name 54 high schools as 2017 Academic State Champs. The schools listed below are best preparing students for success after ...

Immigrant student overcomes adversity to graduate near top of his class  Southgate News Herald

Mohammed Harhara isn't the typical high school senior. He's not the typical top ten graduate either.

Online threats cancel Wayne-Westland classes  The Detroit News

No classes Tuesday 'to ensure the safety and security of our children, staff and buildings,' superintendent says.

Downriver high schools celebrate prom season | News  Southgate News Herald

The News-Herald Newspapers is photograping several Downriver high school proms this year.

Downriver schools have changes in store for first day of classes  Southgate News Herald

The first day of school is just around the corner for most area students. Many Downriver school districts have changes in store for this school year.

Emergency sirens to be tested every Saturday in Taylor  Southgate News Herald

Starting Aug. 27, the Emergency Alert Siren will be tested every Saturday through Oct. 29 in Taylor.

2017 River Rouge football season preview | MIPrepZone  Southgate News Herald

River Rouge football has established itself in recent years as one of the most dominant teams in the state.

ALLEN PARK: Teen is killed in pedestrian accident  Southgate News Herald

ALLEN PARK — Vincent Polasky, 16, was killed Wednesday as he was crossing Reeck Road at Allen Road.

Movie Weekend: “Breaking In,” “Life of the Party” offer different mother's tales  Southgate News Herald

A couple of different mother's tales hit the big screen this weekend. The drama “Breaking In” stars Gabrielle Union as a mom kicking butt to rescue her two ...

Canton resident tapped as Veteran of the Month

Gerald (Jerry) Towler, Vietnam War veteran of Canton, was honored as the October 2016 “Veteran of the Month” by the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron ...

Southgate Anderson girls place 2nd at Gabriel Richard Downriver Invitational  Southgate News Herald

Led by three runners within the top eight, Southgate Anderson finished in second place on Saturday at the Gabriel Richard Downriver Invitational at Young ...

Two more students arrested for making school threats

NOVI -- Two more students were arrested this week amid a rash of school threats made across the region in the wake of the mass shooting that killed 17 on Feb.

Kalmbach not running for re-election; DiSanto announces bid for open judge seat in Wyandotte  Southgate News Herald

After a 20-year-run as 27th District judge, Randy Kalmbach has announced he's not running for re-election.

Fredi the Pizzaman hosting charity golf outing | News  Southgate News Herald

Fredi Bello, owner of Fredi The Pizzaman, pizzeria in Melvindale has many interests, he's not just into pizza and pastas.

Carlson High School Principal William Stevenson to close book on 42-year career  Southgate News Herald

When the final bell tolls at Carlson High School this year, it will mark a milestone for William Stevenson. After more than 41 years as an instructor and ...

Mark Wahlberg to appear at Taylor Meijer | News  Southgate News Herald

Mark Wahlberg will be at the Taylor Meijer at 9 a.m. Dec. 15 to announce a partnership to put a Wahlburgers location inside several Meijer stores. A similar ...

Eastern Michigan University cuts four sports, leaves football alone  Detroit Free Press

Eastern Michigan University, facing steep budget shortfalls, will drop four of its sports programs at the end of this school year, the Ypsilanti school announced ...

2017 Academic All-Stars: Trillium Academy | News  Southgate News Herald

Here are the 2017 Top 10 graduating seniors from Trillium Academy:

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