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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

Reader upset with reporting on YPD complaint

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Letter to the Editor

By Greg Lyon
Feb. 18, 2010    ·    9:56 a.m.

Regarding Megan Turf's erroneous claim of nepotism within the Ypsilanti Police Department, I'd like to add some clarification. I'm disappointed that Dan DuChene did not show the integrity of a professional reporter. Clearly he did no fact checking regarding Megan's possible motives nor did he adequately report the findings regarding this spurious issue.

Megan was fired from her volunteer position by then Chief Matt Harshberger for conduct unbecoming a volunteer. Those of us close to the department at that time knew Megan had an altercation with an unidentified female officer. In DuChene's February 17th article, Megan admits this officer was Detective Jill Kulhanek. Her being fired from a volunteer position she clearly treasured may have colored Megan's motives both toward Detective Kulhanek and Chief Walker. As she is quoted in that article, her preference is to have the detective released from the department. Yet Megan would have us believe this is not a vendetta.

DuChene failed the community both with his lack of verification of what led to how Megan "ended her service." He also failed to report that Detective Kulhanek is separated two-fold from the chief. She reports to a sergeant who reports to a lieutenant.

Shame on you both.

Related article:
Attorney opines on nepotism allegation

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