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EMU students in wartime
By Laura Bien
Jun. 1, 2010   ·   10:32 a.m.

The 1942 Aurora yearbook, the 50th
anniversary edition, included images that contrasted modern and
old-time students.

Leroy Grindle was an Ypsilantian soldier who lost his life in WWII. He was a member of the Michigan Normal (EMU) class of ’41, and is memorialized with a black...read more

Disquisition on the Ypsilanti hen
By Laura Bien
May. 18, 2010   ·   9:47 a.m.

Emma Campbell discussed the hens' aesthetic sense, or rather lack thereof.

“A hen is a philosophical creature,” 51-year-old Ypsilanti farmer Emma Campbell informed the Farmers’ Institute meeting at Lansing’s Agricultural College...read more

Bodary argues against Beal's statements
By Michael Bodary
May. 10, 2010    ·    11:28 a.m.


I am writing to address the issue of the burnt-out shell of the Thompson Block in Depot Town.

The owner of this property, Stewart Beal, has recently initiated...read more

Murdock's candidacy kicks off Ypsi mayoral race
By Murdock for Mayor
May. 7, 2010   ·   4:41 p.m.

City Councilmember Pete Murdock, D-Ward 3, filed his paper work today to run against Mayor Paul Scheiber in August's Democratic Primary.

Today, Third Ward Councilmember Pete Murdock filed nominating petitions to run for Mayor of the City of Ypsilanti. In announcing his candidacy, Murdock stated:

“Ypsilanti...read more

Hats that led to trouble
By Laura Bien
May. 4, 2010   ·   9:49 a.m.

This Alban and Johnson's ad gave detailed instructions on selecting the proper straw hat.

When a group of U-M students whooped it up in Ypsi after torching their beanies—it was they, instead, who were burned.

College upperclassmen at U-M, Normal College...read more

Beal responds to hearing's results
By Stewart Beal
Apr. 28, 2010    ·    8:52 p.m.


We at the Beal Group will not rest until the Thompson Block has been fully restored.

We are completely committed to redeveloping this extremely precious and historic...read more

Thank you Ypsilanti

Christine Laughren and Dan DuChene, co-owners of the Ypsilanti Citizen, pose in front of their company's banner at Frenchie's during the Citizen's one-year anniversary party. Photo by Citizen file

Christine Laughren and Dan DuChene, co-owners of the Ypsilanti Citizen, pose in front of their company's banner at Frenchie's during the Citizen's one-year anniversary party.
By Dan DuChene & Christine Laughren
Jun. 23, 2010    ·    5:07 p.m.

The Ypsilanti Citizen was launched in November 2008 to inform the Ypsilanti community about the news and events that were happening in their area.

Since our launch, the Citizen has continued to see growth in both our readership and revenue. We have used search engine optimization and social networking to drive increased traffic to our site, which helped us carve our niche in the community and attract advertisers.

Every minute of our work on the Citizen has been rewarding and enjoyable. We feel...read more


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Crossroads Summer Festival; rockin’ ladies night

Barbara Payton and the Big Boss Trio rock Washington Street. Photo by Crossroads

Barbara Payton and the Big Boss Trio rock Washington Street.
By Dave Heikkinen and Frank Wright
Jun. 23, 2010    ·    4:37 p.m.

A special Ladies Night was held Friday at the 2010 Ypsilanti Crossroads Summer Festival in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Just Jill, a popular acoustic folk-rock ensemble, opened the sultry evening by entertaining their fan base with originals and covers alike. Displaying their stage-honed skills, Just Jill immediately engaged the Crossroads crowd with their wit and banter and made more than a few new fans, as witnessed by the smiles on the faces of both young...read more


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Crossroads to hold Ladies Night for Relay for Life

By Dave Heikkinen and Frank Wright
Jun. 16, 2010    ·    9:13 a.m.

On June 11, the 2010 Ypsilanti Crossroads Summer Festival featured a rousing opening set from roots and blue grass band Dragon Wagon.

Dragon Wagon was joined on stage by Jamboman, the mascot for the upcoming 2010 Michigan Roots Jamboree to be held Aug. 6 and 7 in Riverside and Frog Island parks, where Dragon Wagon will be a featured performer.

During the second half of the evening, Hullabaloo entertained the Crossroads crowd with a danceable set of ska-funk-rock. To the audience’s delight,...read more


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Electric rail pollution leads to dirty laundry

From the approximate vantage point of the present-day Materials Unlimited, the interurban car barn and powerhouse on Michigan Avenue loomed large. Photo by courtesy of the Ypsilanti Archives

From the approximate vantage point of the present-day Materials Unlimited, the interurban car barn and powerhouse on Michigan Avenue loomed large.
By Laura Bien
Jun. 15, 2010    ·    11:42 a.m.

Maggie Smith was not looking forward to a forenoon of sewing pleats.

She put down her newest customer’s summer dress. Downstairs, she offered to get potatoes and eggs for her landlady Bertha Hudnutt, in whose home Maggie boarded.

Busy at the laundry wringer, Bertha thanked her and gave her 50 cents.

Returning home, Maggie walked east over the Michigan Avenue bridge. She looked up at the three big chimneys over the electric interurban car barn just east of the river. Bertha’s husband Merton...read more


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