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SRSLY Dexter survey

March 31st, 2015 | 

  SRSLY is asking members of the Dexter community to take an anonymous online survey. The survey takes less than five-minutes and is open to adults and youth in grades 5 and up. Results will be used to evaluate the coalition and help to plan future activities.   Every other year we gather data from Dexter …continue reading »»

Construction for safer routes in Dexter starts next week

March 28th, 2015 | 

  Construction for sidewalks to create safer routes to Dexter’s schools will begin next week, according to an engineering consultant for the city.   Engineering consultant Patrick Droze updated the Dexter Board of Education about the project at the March 23 meeting. The construction will begin March 30 and will be wrapped up by the …continue reading »»

Dexter fire chief awaits a successor

March 27th, 2015 | 

  Thirty-nine people have applied for the position of fire chief of Dexter Area Fire Department in anticipation of Chief Loren Yates’ retirement later this spring.   The applications came in fast and furious since the job was posted just three weeks prior, reported DAFD Board Chair Harley Rider March 20, with the bulk of …continue reading »»

DAFD Fire Chief Loren Yates will retire this spring, but the city is still scrambling to find his replacement.

Chelsea earns a silver award

March 26th, 2015 | 

    The Chelsea City Council March 16 meeting started with State Rep.Gretchen Driskell presenting Chelsea with a Promoting Active Communities Silver Award from the Michigan Fitness Foundation.   “You should be really proud you have a healthy community, and you’re building on that and doing some really wonderful things,” said Driskell. “It’s a wonderful …continue reading »»

Michigan State Rep. Gretchen Driskell presented Chelsea mayor Jason Lindauer with the Active Community Silver Award from the Michigan Fitness Foundation for the  city's efforts in promoting health and wellness throughout the community.

Police Blotter

March 26th, 2015 | 

  On March 20, Chelsea police officers responded to a report of malicious destruction of a vehicle at the 1600 block of Commerce Park Drive.   The incident occurred the day before while the owner of the vehicle was attending a dinner banquet. When she returned to her car she noticed scratches on her trunk …continue reading »»

Teen delights in helping others

March 25th, 2015 | 

  A seventh-grader at Mill Creek Middle School, armed with her homemade wire bicycle pins, plans to make the world a better place, one full-sized bicycle at a time.   Olivia Najarian read about an opportunity to sponsor a less-fortunate girl in the World Vision magazine last year. Olivia, with the help of her classmates …continue reading »»

West Bay widens area for oil drilling

March 25th, 2015 | 

  West Bay Exploration has been approved to drill for oil on 582.75 acres in Scio Township, according to a statement for Citizens For Oil-Free Backyards.   The statement says West Bay was granted 62 new oil and gas leases, totaling 582.75 acres, which is double the original request. These numbers represent only recorded leases, and thus there …continue reading »»

Students honored for winning regional science bowl

March 24th, 2015 | 

  Members from Dexter’s National Ocean Science Bowl team were given certificated by the board of education for winning the regional tournament.   The NOSB team won the regional tournament at University of Michigan on Feb. 7. The team will advance to the national tournament, which will be in Mississippi in April.   Cheryl Wells …continue reading »»

Students have a group hug with their coach Cheryl Wells, who will be retiring after this year after 40 years with Dexter schools.

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