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November 8, 2015 by Gj Welch (Register to contact)

Eishina reviewed For Eddie:Cancer Survivor
Full of life- 'Cancer Survivor'
is a heart touching heart warming and inspiring book

YCS (YHS) Homecoming

September 15, 2015 by Karen Williams Harding (Register to contact)

2nd Annual ONCE A BRAVE ALWAYS A BRAVE tailgate and fellowship. When-Oct 2, 2015. Where-EMU Time-4-7pm. YCS vs Lincoln Railsplitters. For all who plan to purchase a shirt or Hoodie please meet me at Aubrees on Whittaker Rd tomorrow Sept 15, 2015 from 6:30-8:30. This is all CLASS left behind. Feel free to tag a friend, and pencil in Oct 2.


August 5, 2015 by Gj Welch (Register to contact)


Fight cancer, honor Brother Publish Book

May 4, 2015 by Gj Welch (Register to contact)

Honored brother who passed from cancer, he was a 1953 graduate. 63 poems honoring his age at passing. Donating 10% of proceeds from, "For Eddie: Cancer Survivor" As kept by Amazon. Braves and friends can purchase a book and fight cancer. Book available on Amazon/ Kindle Author 1966 Brave, James Gery Welch.

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Former Ypsilanti high school student gets jail time for sex assault at school

ANN ARBOR, MI - A former Ypsilanti Community High School student will spend six months in jail for the sexual assault of a fellow student on school property in ...

Funds raised by Ypsilanti students sending middle school girls to Washington

The United Way Club at Washtenaw International High School organizes educational and leadership opportunities for students in need.

University of Michigan wants more than 8 kids from Ypsilanti High enrolled

YPSILANTI, MI - It's a short 15-minute drive from his office in downtown Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti High School, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel told ...

Ypsilanti students celebrate 'golden dreams' prom 2018

Ypsilanti Community High School students celebrated prom Saturday, June 2, at Washtenaw Golf Club.

3 arrested, 1 student taken to hospital after fight at Ypsilanti high school  The Ann Arbor News

Three Ypsilanti Community High School students were arrested and one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a fight in the school's cafeteria ...

Where kids can find free summer lunches in Washtenaw County

The Summer Food *Service* Program will serve more than 30000 free meals to kids from June 17 to Aug. 23.

Senior Citizens At Ypsilanti Apartment Complex Say They're Being Forced Out  WEMU

Senior citizens who live at the Cross Street Village apartments in Ypsilanti, the former site of Ypsilanti High School, are concerned they may have to.

Ypsilanti principals to swap roles for 2017-18 school year

Two Ypsilanti Community Schools principals will swap roles starting in the 2017-18 school year.

Ypsilanti High School art teacher earns special recognition

Lynne Settles.jpg. Ypsilanti Community High School art teacher Lynne Settles (second from left) accepts a DTE Foundation Education of the Year award on May ...

What the four Ypsilanti school board candidates are saying

Four candidates vying for two seats on the Ypsilanti Community Schools board of education recently shared their views on what can be done to improve the ...

Ypsilanti's football season ends, but school-of-choice battle continues -

Like its football team, Ypsilanti Community Schools has had to come from behind after its formation from the consolidation of Ypsilanti and Willow Run, two ...

Suspended Ypsilanti principal required to enroll in anger management

The Ypsilanti Community Middle School principal currently on leave following a physical altercation with a student must enroll in an anger management program ...

Ann Arbor-area high school football schedules for 2018 season

Below are the Ann Arbor-area high school football games for the 2018 season broken down by week.

One-third of Ypsilanti students miss first day at 2 schools that started early

As students at two Ypsilanti elementary schools put away their backpacks and found their desks for the first day of the school year on Monday, Aug. 8, about 168 ...

UM's free tuition approach to recruiting low-income students works, study finds

A new working paper that examined a University of Michigan scholarship program shows the power of the promise of free tuition.

High school basketball player determined to beat cancer a fourth time -

Ypsilanti Lincoln senior Jesse Davis Jr. is battling cancer for a fourth time, but he expects to return to the basketball court later this season.

Ypsilanti football gets first win under former UM coach's leadership

YPSILANTI, MI - The last thing Ypsilanti football coach Fred Jackson - a former U-M coach - said to his student-athletes before they took the field against ...

Ypsilanti alumna Djeneba Cherif hired as middle school assistant principal

Ypsilanti graduate Djeneba "DJ" Cherif will return to the district this school year as assistant principal at Ypsilanti Community Middle School.

What are Ypsi's greatest strengths and challenges?  Concentrate

We're wrapping up the initial five-month run of On the Ground Ypsi with a panel discussion on Ypsi's past and future. We asked the community leaders on our ...

Ypsilanti students see 'Black Panther' thanks to $10K crowdfunding campaign

Hero Nation Ypsilanti raised $10000 to send more than 100 Ypsilanti Community High School students to a private screening of the "Black Panther" movie.

Ypsilanti community responds to recent police-related violence across nation  Michigan Radio

Ypsilanti residents are calling for action to improve police-community relations following related nationwide events over the past week.

Weighing the fate of an empty Eastern High School  City Pulse

But books close and curtains come down. As Eastern High School moves to a newly refurbished, technologically tricked-out HQ a few miles east — the former ...

'I can't sacrifice my children' mom says in opting for schools of choice

Ann Arbor first day.jpg. Parents drop off their students at Abbot Elementary School for the start of the 2015-16 school year. In 2015, 23 percent of Michigan ...

2 Ypsilanti students charged with stealing guns after GPS on stolen iPad leads to high school

Two Ypsilanti High School students were charged last week with stealing guns and other items from an Ypsilanti Township trustee's home.

The brutal murder of a nurse in 1951 shocked Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor

Three regular boys from stable homes, all recent graduates from Ypsilanti High that spring. Not your typical killers.

150 Years After Frederick Douglass Visited Ypsilanti, Michigan Historian Reflects On His Speeches  WEMU

Frederick Douglass is one of the most iconic figures in American history, and, during the height of his career, he visited Ypsilanti to give three separate.

UM free tuition plan could inspire students to do better in school  Detroit Free Press

U-M free tuition plan has a catch - you have to have grades good enough to get into highly competitive school.

Ypsilanti man who died in Pittsfield crash remembered as 'gentle giant' -

Dianne Houge said her son, who died on Dec. 30 in a head-on collision in Pittsfield Township at age 32, had a big heart and was always putting others before ...

Lincoln High's Chris Westfall named Regional Athletic Director of the Year

Westfall has been the athletic director at Lincoln for five years, where he also holds the position of head football coach.

Seniors with walkers, wheelchairs lead housing protest in Ypsilanti

Signs such as "Don't evict seniors," "Krueger is a nightmare," and "Krueger is heartless" were held high above the sidewalk by at least 75 protesters in front of ...

FIRST LOOK: Inside 734 Brewing Company, Ypsi's inclusivity-minded new brewery  Concentrate

The brewery's owners intend to use their business to celebrate their beloved hometown of Ypsilanti while also welcoming new faces into the often homogeneous ...

Lowest-performing school list includes Lincoln, Ypsilanti, Willow Run high schools

Two Washtenaw County high schools again found themselves on the list of the state's lowest performing schools for the second year running, while a third area ...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Michigan connections  Michigan Radio

There will be lectures, marches, and celebrations across the state recognizing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. The federal holiday marks King's.

Teen who stabbed girl on Ypsilanti High School property sentenced to prison

As Cortae Diaz Kelly stood before Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Archie Brown for his sentencing Friday, the man who prosecutors say showed no ...

Student murals spotlight Ypsilanti's African-American heritage  Michigan Radio

When Ypsilanti High School art teacher Lynne Settles first arrived in town, she was unaware of the city's history. After a walking tour with a local.

Anti-violence gathering planned at Sugarbrook Park in wake of fatal shooting

In the wake of recent violence and deaths in the area, Ypsilanti native LaTanya Burrell is launching a community event -- Stop the Violence Youth Day -- at ...

Washtenaw International High School's first graduating class leads the way

Four years ago, 130 new freshmen students walked into the new Washtenaw International High School without knowing what they were getting in to.

Unanswered questions: Ypsilanti, Willow Run teachers shocked and saddened by hiring decisions

Ypsilanti foreign language teachers Barbara Martin, left, and Frances Heires seek solitude in the grass under the trees behind Ypsilanti High School Friday, after ...

5 takeaways from UMich's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

UM provided an update on the progress of its DEI initiatives on Monday, Oct. 8.

Pinckney couple adds to Ann Arbor Symphony college scholarships

ANN ARBOR, MI - For the second year in a row, a Pinckney couple has established scholarships for graduating high school seniors, in partnership with the Ann ...

Ypsilanti Mayor Will Not Seek Reelection In 2018  WEMU

Amanda Edmonds says it is with "mixed heart and spirit" that she will not seek a second term as the Mayor of Ypsilanti. In an exclusive announcement on 89.

20-year old Ypsilanti man remembered for loving anybody that nobody else wanted  The Ann Arbor News

As a testament to Marcus' character, over 600 people over the course of two days came to his visitation and funeral to say their final goodbyes.

End of an era: Willow Run School District has final day of classes

Related: Students, staff reflect as Ypsilanti Public School District dismisses for final time. At the beginning and end of every school year, Willow Run Middle ...

Frederick Douglass spoke in Ypsilanti 150 years ago and his message still resonates on MLK Day  Michigan Radio

There is extra special importance to this Martin Luther King Day in Ypsilanti. Remarkably, it was 150 years ago on this day that abolitionist and orator.

National Heritage Academies, affiliate plan charter high school, K-8 school in Ypsilanti Township

Charter school operator National Heritage Academies and affiliated company PrepNet hope to open a charter high school and K-8 school in Ypsilanti Township ...

Ypsilanti alum Jake Rhodes pursuing dream with Traverse City Beach Bums  The Ann Arbor News

TRAVERSE CITY -- The Traverse City Beach Bums radio announcer has taken to referring to Jake Rhodes as "Red Hot" Rhodes this season. Traverse City ...

Washtenaw County Commission candidates address priorities, issues

Two candidates hope to replace current Washtenaw County Commissioner Kent Martinez-Kratz in District 1.

New Ypsilanti High School Principal Justin Moore resigns before starting the job

Incoming Ypsilanti High School Principal Justin Moore has tendered his resignation before his July 1 start date. Superintendent Dedrick Martin made the ...

Darwin 'Dutch' Jordan, 82, was a master of bringing projects 'to the finish line'

Everyone was Darwin "Dutch" Jordan's "one and only friend." Jordan, who died March 14 at the age of 82, made the declaration to countless individuals, and his ...

District discredits records showing new Ypsilanti athletic director fired from earlier job

Ypsilanti Community Schools is discrediting a 2011 performance evaluation that rated new athletic director Lamanzer Williams unsatisfactory in his only ...

I-94 crash victim Dillon Ptaszek remembered as aspiring marine biologist, loyal friend  The Ann Arbor News -

Dillon Ptaszek, the 25-year-old Ann Arbor man who died in a car crash early Friday, was passionate about everything in his life, especially the career he was ...

Homemade 'bat suit' key to Batman-inspired web series filming in Michigan

The Batsuit. Rachid Asfahani dons his homemade Bat-suit. The 29-year-old plans to begin filming his digital web series, "Legacy of the Knight," which will tell ...

Faces of the deported: A look at lives torn apart amid immigration crackdown

Following a candle-light vigil attended by hundreds at her Catholic church and a march through the streets of downtown Ann Arbor to the steps of a federal ...

Volunteers sought after Ypsilanti Public Schools cuts leave 1 librarian to oversee 5 schools

The Ypsilanti Public Schools district has cut back to one librarian to oversee five schools, and a local nonprofit organization is in the process of trying to gather ...

Remembering the day Martin Luther King Jr. came to Grosse Pointe  Michigan Radio

In March of 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. came to Grosse Pointe, a nearly all-white Detroit suburb. He gave a speech at Grosse Pointe South High School.

Adrian music group among Michigan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees  The Daily Telegram

ADRIAN — Imagine performing on television, rubbing elbows and guitars with headlining musical acts from around the world, and regularly playing music for ...

Ann Arbor native's short documentary on elders, “Edith+Eddie,” nominated for an Oscar  Michigan Radio

Laura Checkoway just finished a film that is now being nominated for an Oscar. She's the director, producer, and editor of a film called Edith+Eddie . It's.

Two runaway slaves crossed from Detroit to Canada, paving the way to freedom for thousands  Michigan Radio

All Thornton and his wife Lucie Blackburn wanted was freedom when they came to Detroit in 1831. The African-American couple came to what was then still.

Michigan became a state 180 years ago, ending the “arrogant encroachment of Ohio”  Michigan Radio

Happy birthday, Michigan! On Jan. 26, 1837, 180 years ago today, Michigan became the 26th state to join the union. Before that could happen, there was some.

Author who overcame physical, sexual abuse as child to speak at annual AWARE breakfast  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

"I chose to go a different path. It all starts with a different choice..." Milligan said. "Every human being born on this planet can choose not to do harm on another ...

Kent State surprises by landing two quarterback recruits

Kent State has added two quarterbacks among its new recruits, expecting to sign at least 20 players by the end National College Signing Day 2017.

Rev. SL Roberson, longtime Ypsilanti minister, dies at age 90

Dr. S.L. Roberson was a man of God, but he never was one to shy away from danger. A former Marine who served at Okinawa and Iwo Jima during World War II, ...

China Ruby's Tina Co Remembered Fondly by Ferndale Customers  Oakland County 115 News

China Ruby's Tina Co Remembered Fondly by Ferndale Customers. (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2018). Ferndale, MI – Longtime Ferndale staple China ...

Ypsilanti teen who was stabbed then left for dead tells her story

An Ypsilanti High School student stabbed at least 20 times by her boyfriend and left for dead behind the school last February, may have saved her life by playing ...

Thumbs up! How Michigan became a mitten  Michigan Radio

What's the story behind Michigan's Thumb? Randall Schaetzl is a professor of geography and geological sciences at Michigan State University and he joined ...

Black Lives Matter: It's not about accusing individual police officers, it's about the system  Michigan Radio

The Detroit Journalism Cooperative commissioned a poll, asking people about race. It was conducted by Epic-MRA . The sample was unique in that one-third of.

Adrian football coach Phil Jacobs resigns  The Daily Telegram

Walking away from something that has become so much a part of one's life is a difficult decision to make, but Phil Jacobs has made that decision.The longtime ...

Family of slave that settled in Michigan donates 170-year-old freedom papers  Michigan Radio

Back in the mid-1800s, a slave by the name of Frank Demas purchased his freedom from a Kentucky slave owner. Demas later settled in Michigan and 170 ...

Star Academy volleyball team in Dearborn Heights raises $10K for St. Jude cancer patients  Dearborn Press and Guide

Girls on the varsity volleyball team at Star International Academy have competitive spirit that extends far beyond the volleyball court.

Huge new fresco to showcase Detroit's iconic history  Michigan Radio

One of the world's most famous examples of frescoes is the Diego Rivera work at the Detroit Institute of Arts. They're called the Detroit Industry murals.

Pittsfield Township in maps, east of US-23, north of I-94

Four county governments are looking at a new taxing authority to develop the Washtenaw Avenue corridor, in part because there are so many government units ...

Watch MLK tell a joke, reflect on Vietnam, and talk about the importance of our moral power  Michigan Radio

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed in Memphis in 1968. Violent riots followed in what surely must've felt like an unraveling of.

Motor City Track Club churning out youth running stars  Detroit Free Press

Two things stand out when the Motor City Track Club is at a track and field meet. One is the bright orange shirts the team wears. Last Sunday at.

Time capsule satellite will carry stories to space  U of M News Service

Image credit: Robert CoeliusANN ARBOR—They're calling it the first space time capsule. Under the mantle of the University of Michigan's Bicentennial, a team ...

Driver killed in Ypsilanti Township crash

One driver was killed and the other taken to the hospital in unstable condition Wednesday evening after a head-on crash at North Hewitt Road and Valley Drive ...

Ann Arbor's three alternative high schools change students' lives, leaders tell school board

Marcus Buggs' father was murdered on his ninth birthday. The mother of the Huron High School junior has been incarcerated twice. Until last year, he saw no ...

Family members seek answers after 31-year-old man Tasered during drug raid in Superior Township dies

A Belleville man who was Tasered during a drug bust at his mother's Superior Township home Friday died less than two hours later at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital ...

Long after she helped change Little League, Carolyn King's legacy remains alive and well

• Related *content*: Movie telling story of 'The Girl in Centerfield' premieres in Ypsilanti Saturday, with video. Carolyn King was 12 when letters from ...

Protestors rally in Ann Arbor  Michigan Radio

About 700 protesters marched on downtown Ann Arbor Wednesday night to protest the loss of black lives in recent police shootings. The protest, organized.

creative:impact-Ann Arbor Business Makes Flowers Fashionable  WEMU

Nature can provide a lot of artistic inspiration, especially when looking at flowers. In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance.

Amid national tension, sheriff puts new efforts into training, community outreach  Michigan Radio

The rise in police shootings of unarmed black people, and the sharp rise in ambush-style attacks on police officers, among other factors, have many law.

Local body shop, Sprint Cup team owner Dusty Whitney works his way to the top with entry in Daytona 500

When Dusty Whitney first got into the racing game, he didn't automatically set his sights on the top. He had always been ambitious, but cautious. He was willing ...

Group protests Eastern Michigan University's use of Huron logo

As Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents met on the third floor of the Ypsilanti school's administration building Tuesday, 25 to 30 people —several ...

Ann Arbor school official: Ranking on new scorecards not accurate indicator of performance

The Michigan Department of Education launched a new color-coded scale for measuring school performance Tuesday that has ranked Huron High School the ...

Selma Cafe to open for brunch at new location after troubles with city codes

Two months after locavore breakfast salon Selma Cafe ceased its operations out of the west side Ann Arbor home of co-founder Lisa Gottlieb because of city ...

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