County Executive - Macomb Matters June 2021 Issue 76
Macomb Matters June 2021 Issue 76
County Executive - Macomb Matters May 2020 Issue 69
Macomb Matters May 2020 Issue 69
County Executive - Macomb Matters May 2019 Issue 64
Macomb Matters MaY 2019 Issue 64
- Message from Mark
- Employee Focus - Karlyn Semlow
- Employee Accolades
- New Hires/Retirees
- A Q/A with David Pankotai and Vicky Rad, two of Macomb County’s newest leaders
- Recap: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and Stop the Bleed Training
- OneMacomb unveils top three images from the As Seen in Macomb photo contest
The Old County Jail
On April 4, 1881, Macomb County appropriated $10,000 for a new jail and sheriff’s residence to be constructed in Mount Clemens. The prior jail, built in 1852, was constructed out of stones from the Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal. Nicknamed “the Bastille,” it was located on Market Street directly across the street from today’s St. Mary’s Catholic School. State inspections reported it to be “low, damp, dark and unhealthy,” and replacement was essential.
Macomb County’s Tuskegee pilot receives Congressional Medal of Honor
Born and raised in Clinton Township, Vincent Ivor Mitchell was the son of Norman and Louisa (Applewhaite) Mitchell, both from British Guiana. Mitchell graduated from Mount Clemens High School in 1940 and trained at the Tuskegee Army Airfield where he graduated in 1944.
Anton Art Center to host grant celebration
In 2018, the Anton Art Center awarded more than $44,000 in mini-grants to 19 organizations and individuals in Macomb and Oakland County. The grants, which are made possible through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, support arts and culture programming and professional or organizational development. This funding is essential for small nonprofits, educational institutions and individuals working in the arts. It allows them to pursue opportunities that enrich our local communities, making them vibrant, desirable places to live, work and play.
County Executive - Macomb Matters June 2018 Issue 58
Macomb Matters June 2018 Issue 58
Macomb County’s first woman elected to public office
Born in Mount Clemens on June 11, 1881, Alice Louise Tucker was the first woman elected to public office in Macomb County. She was the daughter of John and Agnes (Lacey) Tucker and a descendant of William Tucker, the first English-speaking landowner in Macomb County. William had settled his family on the banks of the Huron (now Clinton) River in 1784 and was the owner of the Denison family who served as slaves on the Tucker farm.
Along with his growing family, Sylvester Barbret made Macomb his home in 1921. He had a small farm west of Gratiot off 11 Mile in what became the City of Roseville.