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Thursday, January 10, 2008


Ypsilanti's annual New Year's Jubilee event was another success as residents were entertained with a number of new and returning acts in the family-friendly atmosphere.

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Board expected to reach contract

Today, both the teachers and the Board of Education are expected to consider the tentative agreement reached for Willow Run teachers last week.

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Body found at scrap yard

A body found Monday morning at the A-1 Auto Salvage and Scrap Yard in Ypsilanti Township, was identified Tuesday as that of D'Mario Campbell, 23, a Taylor man who had been missing since Thanksgiving.

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Welcome Home Military personnel reflect on time spent overseas

The September 11, 2001 attacks on America prompted Sgt. Gordon Wesley to join the military, and exactly six years later he found himself scrambling to save the lives of American soldiers in what was the most memorable day of his one year service in Iraq.

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State of The City

Dear Ypsilanti Neighbors and Friends:

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Housing director leaving after 6 years

After six years with the city of Ypsilanti, Building Director Charles Boulard has left for a similar position in the city of Novi.

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Library Events

The following are upcoming events for the Ypsilanti District Library. All Library events are held throughout the district's three locations: the Whittaker Road Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road; the Michigan Ave. branch, 229 W. Michigan Ave; and its newest Superior Township branch, located at 8975 Macarthur Boulevard.

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Thanks for the memories

As I head off for merry old England next week, tomorrow will be my last day at The Ypsilanti Courier.

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State's early primary unfair to voters

Next Tuesday is the Michigan Primary Election - usually something that interests me greatly. But, not this year.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Help is on the way

Five needy Ypsilanti area families have found friends in the Ypsilanti Police Department, which helped them find food clothing and gifts during this season of giving through its Adopt-a-Family program.

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Cost of EMU scandal more than $3 million

Eastern Michigan University Student Body President Greg Jones said the fines handed down from the U.S. Department of Education are higher than he was expecting.

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Former staff member dies from tragic fall

Former photographer and circulation manager for The Courier Mark Mueller passed away last week.

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Educator led life of service, kindness

The Ypsilanti community is mourning the loss of Ralph Grimes, a longtime Ypsilanti educator and resident, this week. Grimes, 71, passed over on Christmas Day at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a short battle with illness.

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Longtime shop leaving Depot Town

Depot Town might look a little different this year, as up to eight storefronts could be vacated by businesses on East Cross Street.

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Board looks at work hours

Trustee Stan Eldridge led a long question and answer session during the Ypsilanti Township Board's Dec. 18 work session regarding work hours for township employees.

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Police Beat

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Goodbye Mark

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mark's friends and family.
There will be a full write-up on Mark Mueller in Thursday's Courier.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Jingle All the Way

Perry Child Development Center hosted their annual Jingle Bell Walk Dec. 20. Children were decked out in Santa hats and reindeer antlers as they sang some of the holiday favorites including Frosty the Snowman and Up on the Housetop.

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New lawyer to represent Taylor in trial

Orange Amir Taylor III, accused of murdering Eastern Michigan University student Laura Dickinson, will be represented by a public defender at his new trial.

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