Long-time Hills biz closure leads 2019 top stories

Over the past 12 months, we’ve published more than 900 posts. These are the five stories our readers found most compelling:

Ron Elkus The Shirt Box
The Shirt Box owner Ron Elkus announced the long-time shop would close its doors in 2020. (Contributed photo)

RENOWNED FARMINGTON HILLS MEN’S STORE CLOSING SHOP

“I have to thank our loyal customers for putting us on the map and keeping us there all of these years,” The Shirt Box owner Ron Elkus said in a press release. “We’re honored that you trusted us to be your source to complete your best look, and we hope we always lived up to your high expectations.”


Rev. John Burns II
Rev. John Burns II (Contributed photo)

REV. JOHN BURNS II, PASTOR AND COUNCIL CANDIDATE, DIES

Rev. Burns, 71, who died in May, had declared his candidacy for Farmington Hills city council. He apparently suffered a medical event that led to a single-car accident. He had been pastor at First A.M.E. over the past four years and in ministry since 2001.


Founders Festival banner 2019

YOUR GUIDE TO FOUNDERS FESTIVAL WEEKEND IN FARMINGTON

Controversy over a change in location didn’t dampen interest in our detailed list of Founders Festival activities in July.


FIERY FARMINGTON HILLS CRASH ON I-275 KILLS DRIVER

A vehicle left I-275 in Farmington Hills on a Saturday evening in October and landed on an apartment complex tennis court. The driver died at the scene, Michigan State Police (MSP) said.


DTE Outage Map

WINDS LEAVE MORE THAN 4,000 WITHOUT POWER IN FARMINGTON, HILLS

Power outages became a theme in Farmington and Farmington Hills this year, with several neighborhoods affected multiple times. But DTE officials say they have plans to provide more reliable service.