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Thank you Ypsilanti
By Dan DuChene & Christine Laughren
Jun. 23, 2010   ·   5:07 p.m.

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.

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,...read more

Crossroads Summer Festival; rockin’ ladies night
By Dave Heikkinen and Frank Wright
Jun. 23, 2010   ·   4:37 p.m.

Barbara Payton and the Big Boss Trio rock Washington Street.

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...read more

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...read more

Electric rail pollution leads to dirty laundry
By Laura Bien
Jun. 15, 2010   ·   11:42 a.m.

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

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...read more

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

Citizen launches opinion section

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By Citizen staff
Oct. 29, 2009    ·    9:41 p.m.

It has been a year since the Citizen launched, providing the community with news and features about local politics, as well as schools and sports coverage.

We would like to thank the Ypsilanti community for the support it has shown us since we started – through visiting the site, writing us notes or stopping us on the street.

Not only have we enjoyed the feedback we are getting from people who visit our site, but we have also seen steady, positive growth in all aspects of our operation. Our work has been very rewarding so far, and we look forward to expanding the service we provide as we continue to work for the community.

The newest addition to the Citizen is the Voices section, and we are very excited to have this new feature. One of the most read sections of a newspaper is its opinions section, which provides a valuable service to the community.

Like the opinions page in other newspapers, we hope the Voices section will become a place for civil debate and discussion about the Ypsilanti community. We plan to offer weekly editorials from our staff, as well as regular weekly columns from community members. We have one columnist so far but have been in contact with several community members and expect the list of contributors to expand.

If you’re interested in writing a regular column for the Citizen, please contact the editors. We can be reached via our contact us page.

Additionally, we plan to publish letters we receive. We have received several over the course of the year, and will now have an outlet to share forthcoming letters with the community. If you’re interested in writing a letter to the editor, visit our contact us page as well.

Finally, we always appreciate any feedback we receive from the community, and welcome any e-mails from our readers. Let us know what you think of the site. Tell us if we misspelled your name or something else. How can we improve? Please, let us know.

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