The Northville Record

With a desire to move back to Michigan from Wisconsin, I took a job as a reporter at The Northville Record in Northville, Michigan. I started in January 1999 and worked there until 2001, when I began working at Crain’s Detroit Business.

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For more in-depth coverage, click the following:

In-depth – Abuse of Power? The Jim Nield – Ray Walsh Saga

Special Report – Northville’s Unpaid Personal Property Taxes

Special Report – Northville’s Most Dangerous Railroad Crossing

 

 

Ford Pond: 'Acute Hazard' (Nov. 9, 2000)
Northville’s Ford Pond: ‘Acute Hazard’ (Nov. 9, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Dick Henningsen (July 13, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Dick Henningsen (July 13, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Mark Abbo (July 13, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Mark Abbo (July 13, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Sue Hillebrand (July 6, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Sue Hillebrand (July 6, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Marv Gans (July 6, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Marv Gans (July 6, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Shirley Klokkenga (June 29, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Shirley Klokkenga (June 29, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Russ Fogg (June 29, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Russ Fogg (June 29, 2000)
OLP Gives 'No Sale' to Northville Township for Rec Use (June 29, 2000)
OLP Gives ‘No Sale’ to Northville Township for Rec Use (June 29, 2000)
Quick Response Saves Northville Restaurant From Destruction (June 29, 2000)
Quick Response Saves Northville Restaurant From Destruction (June 29, 2000)
Three Years, Three Errors: Northville's Good Time Party Store Sells to Decoy (June 29, 2000)
Three Years, Three Errors: Northville’s Good Time Party Store Sells to Decoy (June 29, 2000)
State to Blame for Crammed 35th DIstrict Court, Judge Says (June 29, 2000)
State to Blame for Crammed 35th DIstrict Court, Judge Says (June 29, 2000)
Column: Yes - The Race for Wayne County Prosecutor Matters (June 29, 2000)
Column: Yes – The Race for Wayne County Prosecutor Matters (June 29, 2000)
Fish Heaven: Johnson's Trout Population Grows (June 22, 2000)
Fish Heaven: Johnson’s Trout Population Grows (June 22, 2000)
Three Queried for Northville Township Manager Job (June 22, 2000)
Three Queried for Northville Township Manager Job (June 22, 2000)
Citing a Chilly Reception, Florida Firm Passes on Northville Township's OIS Site (June 22, 2000)
Citing a Chilly Reception, Florida Firm Passes on Northville Township’s OIS Site (June 22, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Approves Senior Busing Budget (June 22, 2015)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Approves Senior Busing Budget (June 22, 2015)
Man Exposes Self to Swimming Girls in Northville (June 22, 2000)
Man Exposes Self to Swimming Girls in Northville (June 22, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Brad Werner (June 22, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Brad Werner (June 22, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Bill Pomeroy (June 22, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Candidate Profile: Bill Pomeroy (June 22, 2000)
Finally Getting the Recognition: Northville Man Gets WWII Medal (June 15, 2000)
Finally Getting the Recognition: Northville Man Gets WWII Medal (June 15, 2000)
Future of Northville's Thayer School in Doubt (June 15, 2000)
Future of Northville’s Thayer School in Doubt (June 15, 2000)
Northville Parks and Rec Asks for More Money to Improve Hines Park (June 8, 2000)
Northville Parks and Rec Asks for More Money to Improve Hines Park (June 8, 2000)
Northville Township Considers Bad Weather Siren Warning System (June 15, 2000)
Northville Township Considers Bad Weather Siren Warning System (June 15, 2000)
Liquor License Suspension for Bonfire Bistro Held Off by Appeals Plea (June 15, 2000)
Liquor License Suspension for Bonfire Bistro Held Off by Appeals Plea (June 15, 2000)
Liquor Licenses Suspended at Northville's Bonfire Bistro and Rocky's (June 8, 2000)
Liquor Licenses Suspended at Northville’s Bonfire Bistro and Rocky’s (June 8, 2000)
Northville Township Man Accused of Having Sex with Minor (June 8, 2000)
Northville Township Man Accused of Having Sex with Minor (June 8, 2000)
Northville Family Spared Harm in Massive I-75 Accident (June 8, 2000)
Northville Family Spared Harm in Massive I-75 Accident (June 8, 2000)
Northville Senior Citizens' Service Programs Asks for More Money (June 1, 2000)
Northville Senior Citizens’ Service Programs Asks for More Money (June 1, 2000)
Arnold Palmer Helps Open Northville Golf Course (June 1, 2000)
Arnold Palmer Helps Open Northville Township Golf Course (June 1, 2000)
Trio of Developers Take a Look at Northville's Cady Street (June 1, 2000)
Trio of Developers Take a Look at Northville’s Cady Street (June 1, 2000)
Judge Denies Selinsky's Bid for Ballot Spot (May 25, 2000)
Judge Denies Selinsky’s Bid for Ballot Spot (May 25, 2000)
Group Protests Bike Path Development in Northville (May 25, 2000)
Group Protests Bike Path in Northville Township (May 25, 2000)
Tax Break Possible for Potential OIS Building Buyers (May 25, 2000)
Tax Break Possible for Potential OIS Building Buyers (May 25, 2000)
Round-the-Clock Fire Protection Begins in Northville Township (May 25, 2000)
Round-the-Clock Fire Protection Begins in Northville Township (May 25, 2000)
Eight File for Candidacy in Northville Township Board Election (May 25, 2000)
Eight File to Run For Northville Township Board Election (May 25, 2000)
Northville Eatery Essence Plans June Opening (May 25, 2000)
Northville Eatery Essence Plans June Opening (May 25, 2000)
Northville's Victorian Ball Out, New Dance to Debut (May 25, 2000)
Northville’s Victorian Ball Out, New Dance to Debut (May 25, 2000)
Northville Township May Seek to Buy Bushwood Golf Course (May 25, 2000)
Northville Township May Seek to Buy Bushwood Golf Course (May 25, 2000)
Property Seizure Possible if Northville's Wool Bullys Doesn't Pay (May 25, 2000)
Property Seizure Possible if Northville’s Wool Bullys Doesn’t Pay (May 25, 2000)
Mutt Strut Takes to Northville Streets June 24 (May 25, 2000)
Mutt Strut Takes to Northville Streets June 24 (May 25, 2000)
Trash Pickup Costs to Jump 20 Percent in Northville (May 18, 2000)
Trash Pickup Costs to Jump 20 Percent in Northville (May 18, 2000)
Walking Trail Construction Slated to Start in Northville Township (May 18, 2000)
Walking Trail Construction to Start in Northville Township (May 18, 2000)
What Should Be Done at Northville's Rural Hill Cemetery? (May 18, 2000)
What Should Be Done at Northville’s Rural Hill Cemetery? (May 18, 2000)
Your Vote Does Count, and Here's Why (May 18, 2000)
Column: Yes, Your Vote Does Count, and Here’s Why (May 18, 2000)
Coyotes Seen Roaming Near Northville City (May 11, 2000)
Coyotes Seen Roaming Near Northville City (May 11, 2000)
Northville Township Moves Ahead to Solve Sewage Puzzle (May 11, 2000)
Northville Moves to Solve Sewage Puzzle (May 11, 2000)
Lack of Detail Puts Brakes on Northville Mobile Home Development (May 11, 2000)
Lack of Detail Puts Brakes on Northville Mobile Home Development (May 11, 2000)
Petitions Pulled as Several Consider Northville Township Election (May 11, 2000)
Petitions Pulled for Northville Township Election (May 11, 2000)
Northville Police Catch Check Forging Duo (May 4, 2000)
Northville Police Catch Check Forging Duo (May 4, 2000)
Northville Downs Funding in Jeopardy? (May 4, 2000)
Northville Downs Funding in Jeopardy? (May 4, 2000)
A History of the Track Quandary (May 4, 2000)
A History of the Track Quandary (May 4, 2000)
Selinsky Seeks Bench Position for 35th District (May 4, 2000)
Selinsky Seeks Bench Position for 35th District (May 4, 2000)
Northville Township Buries Time Capsule (May 4, 2000)
Northville Township Buries Time Capsule (May 4, 2000)
A Yankee to the End, Northville Township Detective Retires (April 27, 2000)
A Yankee to the End, Northville Township Detective Retires (April 27, 2000)
Race to Buy Our Lady of Providence Property in Northville Grows Intense (April 27, 2000)
Race to Buy Our Lady of Providence Property in Northville Grows Intense (April 27, 2000)
Hold the Phone - Another Area Code Change for Northville On the Horizon (April 27, 2000)
Hold the Phone – Another Area Code Change for Northville On the Horizon (April 27, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Approves Increase in Salaries (April 27, 2000)
Northville Township Board of Trustees Approves Increase in Salaries (April 27, 2000)
Northville Parks and Rec Receives $60,000 Gift (April 27, 2000)
Northville Parks and Rec Receives $60,000 Gift (April 27, 2000)
Nield Ponders Northville Township Trustee Job (April 20, 2000)
Nield Ponders Northville Township Trustee Job (April 20, 2000)
Man Arraigned for Larceny at Northville Meijer (April 20, 1999)
Garden City Man Arraigned for Larceny at Northville Meijer (April 20, 2000)
Man Sentenced in Child Accosting Case Outside Northville School Yard (April 20, 2000)
Man Sentenced in Child Accosting Case Outside Northville School (April 20, 2000)
Business Snags Delay Opening of Downtown Northville Eatery (April 13, 2000)
Business Snags Delay Opening of Downtown Northville Eatery (April 13, 2000)
Northville Township Man May Face Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges (April 13, 2000)
Northville Township Man May Face Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges (April 13, 2000)
Developer Talks of Big Plans for Cady Street Area in Northville (April 6, 2000)
Developer Talks of Big Plans for Cady Street Area in Northville (April 6, 2000)
Water Tap Fees in Northville Head South Following Recommendation (April 6, 2000)
Water Tap Fees in Northville Head South Following Recommendation (April 6, 2000)
Auto Garage May Locate Near Northville Meijer (April 6, 2000)
Auto Garage May Locate Near Northville Meijer (April 6, 2000)
Northville Township Board Hires Lansing Firm to Seek Out Superintendent (Mar. 23, 2000)
Northville Township Board Hires Lansing Firm to Seek Out Superintendent (Mar. 23, 2000)
Warmer Weather Paves Way for Start of Construction Season in Northville (Mar. 23, 2000)
Warmer Weather Paves Way for Start of Construction Season (Mar. 23, 2000)
Ex-Con Arraigned on Gun Charges in Northville (Mar. 23, 2000)
Ex-Con Arraigned on Gun Charges in Northville (Mar. 23, 2000)
Northville Township: 1999 Taxes Due (March 16, 2000)
Northville Township: 1999 Taxes Due (March 16, 2000)
Six Mile-Haggerty Project in Northville Begins with House Razing (March 16, 2000)
Six Mile-Haggerty Project in Northville Begins (March 16, 2000)
Northville Police Concerned Over Proposed State Truck Law
Northville Police Concerned Over Proposed State Truck Law (March 16, 2000)
Northville School, Township Boards Discuss Future Land Usage (March 16, 2000)
Northville School, Township Boards Discuss Future Land Usage (March 16, 2000)
Northville Hallmark Store Announces Plans to Close in June (March 16, 2000)
Northville Hallmark Store Announces Plans to Close in June (March 16, 2000)
Northville City Leaders Push Value of Census (March 16, 2000)
Northville City Leaders Push Value of Census (March 16, 2000)
Developer Plans Facelift for Highland Lakes Plaza in Northville (March 9, 2000)
Developer Plans Facelift for Highland Lakes Plaza in Northville (March 9, 2000)
Cowles Enters House Race for 20th State Rep Seat in Michigan (March 9, 2000)
Cowles Enters House Race for 20th State Rep Seat in Michigan (March 9, 2000)
Northville Wants Post Office Downtown, But Space May Not Be Enough
Northville Wants Post Office Downtown, But Space May Not Be Enough (March 2, 2000)
Northville Township Board Struggles With New Park Name (March 2, 2000)
Northville Township Board Struggles With New Park Name (March 2, 2000)
Optical Imaging Systems Loses Tax-Exempt Status with Northville Township (Feb. 24, 2000)
Optical Imaging Systems Loses Tax-Exempt Status with Northville Township (Feb. 24, 2000)
Northville.com? Website for City Slated for Creation (Feb. 24, 2000)
Northville.com? Website for City Slated for Creation (Feb. 24, 2000)
McCain Wins City of Northville, Bush Takes Northville Township in GOP Primary (Feb. 24, 2000)
McCain Wins City of Northville, Bush Takes Township in Primary (Feb. 24, 2000)
Wooly Bully's to Get New Look Once Sale is Done (Feb. 24, 2000)
Wooly Bully’s in Northville to Get New Look Once Sale is Done (Feb. 24, 2000)
Pomeroy Wins Verbal Support for Northville Township Trustee Job (Feb. 2, 2000)
Pomeroy Wins Verbal Support for Northville Township Trustee Job (Feb. 2, 2000)
Editorial: Pomeroy the Best Choice, We Hope Northville Township Agrees (Feb. 17, 2000)
Editorial: Pomeroy the Best Choice, We Hope Northville Township Agrees (Feb. 17, 2000)
Northville Township Ponders Possible Rec Uses for Acquired Lands (Feb. 17, 2000)
Northville Township Ponders Possible Rec Uses for Acquired Lands (Feb. 17, 2000)
Northville Chamber, NCBA Re-Examine Business Relationship (Feb. 17, 2000)
Northville Chamber, NCBA Re-Examine Business Relationship (Feb. 17, 2000)
Northville Police Urge Caution Following Mail Theft (Feb. 17, 2000)
Northville Police Urge Caution Following Recent Mail Theft (Feb. 17, 2000)
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Northville Township Board: Woodside Out, Henningsen In (Feb. 10, 2000)
Editorial: A Tale of the Right Choice for Northville Township: Henningsen and Abbo (Feb. 10, 2000)
Editorial: A Tale of the Right Choice for Northville Township: Henningsen and Abbo (Feb. 10, 2000)
Northville Names Top Firefigher for 1999 (Feb. 10, 2000)
Northville Names Top Firefigher for 1999 (Feb. 10, 2000)
Three Northville Businesses Cited in Underage Booze Buy Police Sting (Feb. 3, 2000)
Three Northville Businesses Cited in Underage Booze Buy Police Sting (Feb. 3, 2000)
Woodside Resigns from Northville Township Supervisor Post (Feb. 3, 2000)
Woodside Resigns from Northville Township Supervisor Post (Feb. 3, 2000)
Change of Owner Slated for Northville's Wooly Bully's (Feb. 3, 2000)
Change of Owner Slated for Northville’s Wooly Bully’s (Feb. 3, 2000)
Police, Patient Square Off During Northville Hospital Incident (Feb. 3, 2000)
Police, Patient Square Off During Northville Hospital Incident (Feb. 3, 2000)
Agreement Close for Sale of BFI Landfill in Northville (Jan. 27, 2000)
Agreement Close for Sale of BFI Landfill in Northville (Jan. 27, 2000)
Northville Officials Admit Trash Pickup is Poor, Looks for Ways to Improve (Jan. 27, 2000)
Northville Officials Admit Trash Pickup is Poor, Look for Ways to Improve (Jan. 27, 2000)
Burst Water Main Floods Northville's Base Line (Jan. 27, 2000)
Burst Water Main Floods Northville’s Base Line (Jan. 27, 2000)
Singh: Northville Office Space Will Fill by Springtime (Jan. 27, 2000)
Singh: Northville Office Space Will Fill by Springtime (Jan. 27, 2000)
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Plans for Northville 7-11 Appear to Be Flat (Jan. 27, 2000)
Northville Administration Vague on Threat Made by Student (Jan. 20, 2000)
Northville Administration Vague on Threat Made by Student (Jan. 20, 2000)
Six Northville Businesses Sell in Tobacco Sting (Jan. 20, 2000)
Six Northville Businesses Sell in Tobacco Sting (Jan. 20, 2000)
Editorial: Smoking Laws Need Teeth to Be Effective (Jan. 20, 2000)
Editorial: Smoking Laws Need Teeth to Be Effective (Jan. 20, 2000)
Northville Shares in Flu Outbreak Misery (Jan. 20, 2000)
Northville Shares in Flu Outbreak Misery (Jan. 20, 2000)
Students at Lawrence Technological University Design Fictitious Northville Arts Center (Jan. 20, 2000)
LTU Students Design Fictitious Northville Arts Center (Jan. 20, 2000)
Northville Emergency Runs Continue Increase Throughout 1999 (Jan. 20, 2000)
Northville Emergency Runs Continue Increase Throughout 1999 (Jan. 20, 2000)
Northville Schools, Courts Observe Drop in Underage Smoking (Jan. 20, 2000)
Northville Schools, Courts Observe Drop in Underage Smoking (Jan. 20, 2000)
Antiquated Michigan Laws Face Extermination (Jan. 13, 2000)
Antiquated Michigan Laws Face Extermination (Jan. 13, 2000)
Editorial: However Funny, Laws of a Bygone Era Must Go (Jan. 13, 2000)
Editorial: However Funny, Laws of a Bygone Era Must Go (Jan. 13, 2000)
New Office-Retail Space Slated for Northville Main Street Lot (Jan. 13, 2000)
New Office-Retail Space Slated for Northville Main Street Lot (Jan. 13, 2000)
Friends of Northville Parks and Rec Prepare for Annual Dinner Auction (Jan. 13, 2000)
Friends of Northville Parks and Rec Prepare for Annual Dinner Auction (Jan. 13, 2000)
Northville American House Looks to Possible April Opening (Jan. 13, 2000)
Northville American House Looks to Possible April Opening (Jan. 13, 2000)
The Cost of Doing Business? Northville Community Foundation Struggles Into Its Third Year (Dec. 16, 1999)
The Cost of Doing Business? Northville Community Foundation Struggles Into Its Third Year (Dec. 16, 1999)
Hey, Big Spender...Northville Township's List of Properties with Largest Tax Value (Oct. 14, 1999)
Hey, Big Spender…Northville Township’s List of Properties with Largest Tax Value (Oct. 14, 1999)
Blaze Destroys Northville Home: Two Firefighters Injured Battling Intense Fire (Sept. 9, 1999)
Blaze Destroys Northville Home: Two Firefighters Injured Battling Intense Fire (Sept. 9, 1999)
Wayne County to Begin Paving Six Mile Road (Aug. 5, 1999)
Wayne County to Begin Paving Six Mile Road (Aug. 5, 1999)

 

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