November 12, 2020


The Team Michigan 16U softball squad is the champions of the recent “Chaos in the Clem” fastpitch tournament.  A first-year team comprised of players from Grosse Pointe North, University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe South, Chippewa Valley, Dakota, and Lutheran North, finished 3-0-1 in the tournament, defeating X-treme Diamonds in the finals 5-4. The girls won and tied games Saturday 20-0, […]

MHSAA says yes to winter sports

The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association confirmed during its meeting Thursday, Oct. 22, that 2020-21 winter sports will begin on time, and also approved a series of guidelines for those sports that schools must follow as they continue to work toward limiting the spread of COVID-19 while still providing opportunities for athletes to compete. Most high […]

South rules the pool, win MAC Red

The Grosse Pointe South girls swimming and diving team convincingly won another Macomb Area Conference Red Division championship meet last weekend. The host Blue Devils ran away with the title, earning 424 points. Runner-up Utica Eisenhower had 270 points, followed by Macomb Dakota with 220 and Grosse Pointe North with 194. Head coach John Fodell and his Blue Devils won […]

North’s Navarre makes All-State

The boys and girls cross country season wrapped up last weekend with the state championship meets at Michigan International Speedway. Divisions 1 and 2 ran their meets Friday, Nov. 6, while Divisions 3 and 4 went the following day to limit the number competitors at MIS. In the Division 1 championship meet held Friday, Nov. 6, Grosse Pointe North senior […]

Protecting those who serve: St. John Guild secures bulletproof vests for hospital guards

Since 1948, the St. John Guild has raised more than $18 million to assist innumerable patients at Ascension St. John Hospital by providing much-needed medical equipment, technology and services. Most of its funds are raised through its annual dinner. The 2020 event, which was canceled due to COVID-19, would have been its 60th. However, good still is coming from proceeds […]

School board results are in

One incumbent, three newcomers, veteran elected

THE GROSSE POINTES — The winning candidates for the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education may not have agreed on all the issues while on the campaign trail, but now the election is over, they’re committed to working together on the challenges facing the school district. Results Ahmed Ismail, returning to the board after having served from 2004 […]

Joseph Crowley Keys


Grosse Pointe Shores resident Joseph Crowley Keys, 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1940, in Grosse Pointe Farms, to John and Marjorie Keys. Joe began his education at the Vernier School in Grosse Pointe Shores and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1959. He attended the Hatch Preparatory School in […]

Judith Marie Majeski


Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Judith Marie Majeski, 70, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She was deeply loved for her kindness, humor, devotion and love of nature. Judy was predeceased by her parents, Dan and Lorena McNamara. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bob Majeski; sons, David and […]

Fred Kappaz


It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Fred Kappaz, our loving brother, uncle, cousin, and friend on November 4, 2020. He had just turned 93. He left us while sleeping peacefully at his home of 57 years in Harper Woods, Michigan that he shared with his loving wife Esther (deceased). Dream a little dream . . […]