About Us 

The ‘Ville is a new locally-owned publication that delivers important news and feature stories to every mailbox in the Northville community. It is a product of Journeyman Publishing.


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KURT KUBAN

Longtime community journalist Kurt Kuban is the publisher of The ‘Ville. He is an award-winning journalist who has been covering Northville and the region for more than two decades.

To help him with The 'Ville, Kuban has assembled an experienced team of journalists and designers, including many former staffers of the Northville Record.

 
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JOHN HEIDER

John Heider, 53, was the The Northville Record and Novi News photographer from October 1996 until September 2017. He lives in Ann Arbor and enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking, feature writing, woodworking projects and the symphony. Sort of like a modern day Renaissance Man.

 
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MARIA TAYLOR

Maria has edited Michigan History and The Active Learner magazines and reported for The Northville Record, Novi News, and Farmington Observer. She lives in Farmington and, as a self-avowed history nerd, routinely risks her life by standing in the middle of Grand River to take photos of old buildings.

 
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WENSDY VON BUSKIRK

Wensdy graduated with a degree in journalism from Wayne State University. Her first job was working as a reporter for The Northville Record. Now, as a freelance writer and editor, she works for a variety of magazines, and is excited to get back to her roots in The ‘Ville. -Photo by Kathleen Voss

 
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MICHELE FECHT

Michele Fecht is a longtime journalist whose first post-college reporter position was at The Northville Record before moving on to The Detroit News. A 30-plus year resident of the City of Northville and historic (old) house owner, she is an author, researcher, local history enthusiast, and community activist/advocate.


CREATIVE TEAM

 
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CRAIG WHEELER – Creative Director

Craig has been in the creative industry for over 25 years. He has developed a diverse background in that time, but publication design has been his passion during the past 16 years. Craig enjoys cycling, running, wine tasting, his beloved Boston Terrier and an unhealthy addiction to movies.

 

 

 
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JENNY PEARSALL – Graphic Designer

Jenny has been in the design and print industry for more than twenty years, holding various positions in graphic design, large format and trade show graphics, print buying, production and print management. One of her favorite memories is working for Colorquik Graphix in the historic Water Wheel building in downtown Northville.

 
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P.A. RECH – Photographer

Photojournalist P.A. Rech (www.palanimages.com) has chased images for news organizations and magazines, including National Geographic; HOUR Detroit; Associated Press; CNN and Fox News. When not helping the Red Cross or outside running his dogs, you’ll find him clicking cameras for outdoor publications.

-Photo by Mathew Mulholland