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  • The 39th annual Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Steak Roast is set for 4:30 to 10 p.m. September 7 at the Heritage Park Activity Building, 12111 Pardee Road.

    Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu features New York strip steak or barbecued chicken, baked potato, salad, corn on the cob, mushrooms, sauteed onions, rolls,...

  • The next chance for residents to meet one on one with Mayor Cameron G. Priebe will be from 6 to 8 p.m. September 6 at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.

    “Meet the Mayor Night” is typically scheduled the Wednesday after the first City Council meeting of each month. Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month....

  • A registration open house will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. August 31 in the gymnasium at St. John’s Lutheran School, located on the southeast corner of Telegraph and Northline roads. St. John’s, celebrating 75 years of Christian education, is enrolling preschool and kindergarten through eighth...

  • The championship game of the Junior League World Series held August 13-19 at Heritage Park in Taylor will be televised at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The game features USA champion El Campo, Texas, vs. International champion Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

  • The Taylor Firefighters Ball will take place September 22 at the All-Saints Knights of Columbus Hall at 24900 Brest Road in Taylor. Cocktails...

  • Jennifer Hall still remembers the goose bumps.

    It was August 1987 and Hall was a member of the Taylor Northwest Little League team that was competing in the Junior League World Series right in her hometown.

    As Hall trotted in to play outfield, she heard Jim Sicotte announce: “Ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing history in the...

  • When family members are on the road for weeks at a time to support a teen-age son who is part of something special, they may not put a lot of thought into where their next meal will take place.

    During last week’s Junior League World Series in Taylor, organizers solved the dinner dilemma: They fed the players for free and offered the same...

  • Years from now, if baseball becomes popular in Romania, Cristian Manea may be considered the person responsible for getting it there.

    Manea, a successful 32-year-old computer business owner in his native Bucharest, became the first umpire from Romania to work the Junior League World Series in Taylor, which took place last week. That’s...

  • Brian England was the first Kentucky umpire to work the Junior League World Series in Taylor. England, 27, has been an ump since age 10.

    “I like the game,” the Louisville resident said. “There’s not a better game than baseball.”

    When he started umpiring as a child, he did it for the money. Since then, he’s been a Little League...

  • The young baseball players from El Campo, Texas, were not happy just to be in Taylor, Michigan, for the 26th annual Junior League World Series. Their goal was the world championship.

    On Saturday at World Series Field in Heritage Park, the USA Southwest champions won the world title of the 13- and 14-year-old division of Little League...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – Teen-age baseball players from Texas and Mexico meet in the championship game of the Junior League World Series at 5 p.m. today at Heritage Park.

    The border match-up between El Campo, Texas, and Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, will conclude the 26th annual World Series for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old ballplayers...

  • Ron Nakamura and Scott Sato returned to Taylor this past week, 22 years after they became teen-age heroes for the 1984 Junior League baseball world champions from Pearl City, Hawaii.

    Nakamura -- who pitched a five-hitter and hit a three-run homer in the 7-5 championship game victory over Yabucoa, Puerto Rico – is one of the coaches on...

  • When Joey Bonish suffered a knee injury, underwent surgery and then moved out of the country, he was uncertain if he would ever play baseball with his teammates again.

    But by following a rehabilitation plan set by his doctors, Bonish was able to rejoin his team in Taylor for the Junior League World Series.

    Not only that, but he...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – El Campo, Texas, and Pearl City, Hawaii, will play for the United States championship of Junior League baseball at 8 p.m. Friday at Heritage Park in Taylor.

    In the International championship game at 5 p.m., Maracaibo, Venezuela, will play Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

    The winners of those two games will play for the...

  • Luis Portillo, a coach with the Maracaibo, Venezuela, team, has pro experience. He played for Fort Myers, Florida, in the Minnesota Twins organization in the 1990s.

    When it comes to World Series, Portillo knows what he’s talking about. He played for Team Venezuela in the Little League World Series in 1985 and 1986 and the Senior League...

  • Luke Sable, a coach with the Alexandria, Virginia, team in Taylor for the Junior League World Series, hopes to run into Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez sometime this week.

    Sable and Rodriguez were teammates on two teams: Port Charlotte in the Florida State League (Class A) and Tulsa in the Texas League (AA).

    “We were...

  • Twin brothers John and Ethan Jarding got it started. After the district tournament, some of their Alexandria, Virginia, teammates copied the style.

    “Everybody thought it was cool,” John said.

    Well, not everybody. There were some holdouts. Eventually, they came around.

    By the time the team won the USA South regional...

  • Fifty-four years before Landon Appling and his teammates from El Campo, Texas, played in the Junior League World Series in Taylor, John Paul Appling was having his day in the sun.

    Landon, 14, is a member of the USA Southwest regional champions currently playing at Heritage Park. John Paul, Landon’s grandfather, played for El Campo in an...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – The final day of pool play is here in the Junior League World Series and the two spots in the USA championship game are up for grabs at Heritage Park.

    The 26th annual World Series of baseball features the top 10 teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players in the world.

    Heading into Thursday’s action, there is...

  • TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – If you’re a fan of games in which either team can win, you’ll love the 26th annual Junior League World Series taking place at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

    It’s anybody’s guess who will win from day to day, especially in the USA Pool, in which each of the five regional champions has at least one win and at least one loss....