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Lisa Allmendinger on August 18th, 2017

Golf: 7th in Battle Creek Lakeview Invite

Varsity Soccer: Chelsea 0, Pinckney 0

JV Soccer: Chelsea 1, Pinckney 1

Girls X-C: 1st in Michigan Center Relay

Boys X-C: 1st in Michigan Center Relay

Field hockey: Chelsea 2, Grosse Pointe South 1

Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2017

There was a parade of feeder calves arriving at the Chelsea Community Fair Monday night. The calves show on Wednesday at noon.

The dairy feeder calf judging takes place at noon today, Aug. 23 in the Multipurpose building at the 80th annual Chelsea Community Fair.

Please enjoy this extensive slideshow below from their arrival Monday night.

For all the events taking place at the fair, please click here.

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The judge, Conner Zahn and his grand champion pig Mr. Oinkers.

Conner Zahn and Mr. Oinkers took home one of the two top pig honors Tuesday night, besting about 90 swine as the grand champion of the 80th Annual Chelsea Community Fair.

“He’s friendly, but stubborn,” Conner said of the winning pig, adding that “he’s a little lazy, but still a really nice pig.”

He judge said Mr. Oinkers had a bigger butt, more muscle and he was longer than the other pigs, Conner said.

Conner and EllaHaven Zahn.

The 12 year old, in his sixth year showing pigs at fair, said he was really excited about the win.

In addition, he was also thrilled for his younger sister, EllaHaven whose pigs Moana and Poowa were chosen as the reserve grand champion pair.

“Poowa is feisty sometimes,” she said, but of all the pigs she’s shown, these two were some of her favorites.

Grand Champion pair of pigs went to Seven and Ten, 11-year-old Jack McCalla’s two pigs who weighed in at 265 pounds and 275 pounds. His first major pig win was at 6 years old — his first time showing at fair. He has had champions in 2013 and 2015 as well.

Jack said that he chose to raise pigs because “it’s a family tradition and easier than raising cows.”

Reserve grand champion pig went to Kylie Kuebler.

For all the events taking place at fair this week, please click here.

Jack McCalla and his grand champion pair of pigs, Seven and Ten.


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Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2017

Mackenzie Schneider arrives with her steer.

The steer arrived at the Chelsea Community Fair on Monday night and they show today, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building.

For a full list of the event’s at the 80th Annual Chelsea Community Fair, please click here.


Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Nicole Sciackitano for the information in this story.)

Chelsea Soccer Club is looking to hire an interim director of coaching. The position entails working with the organizing soccer league, the board of directors and the coaches to keep a smooth organizational flow.

Additionally, the director will develop programming for the club and directly oversee the winter skills training sessions. Finally, the director will manage the coaching staff for the club.

Compensation will be discussed as well as additional responsibilities at the interview.

Cover letter and resume must be sent to PO Box 44, Chelsea, MI 48118 or to president@chelseasoccerclub.org.

Deadline for submission will be 5 p.m. on Friday Sept. 1.


Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2017

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It’s fair week in Chelsea.

By Lisa Carolin

Mayor Jason Lindauer introduced the Aug. 21 City Council meeting saying, “It is fair week in Chelsea, Michigan,” referring to the start of the 80th Annual Chelsea Community Fair.

Fair runs through Aug. 26 this year.

During the meeting, Police Chief Ed Toth reminded the council that Main Street will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 26, beginning at 12:30 p.m. for the Run for the Rolls followed by the Chelsea Fair Parade.

During public comment, Lynn Fox, president of the Chelsea Human Rights Commission, requested that the city council table approving the commission’s bylaws at the meeting. Chelsea City Manager John Hanifan told the council that the HRC wants more time to respond to council’s recommended changes, and the council voted to table it until its Sept. 5 meeting. The HRC is having a special meeting to discuss the bylaws on Aug. 23.

In other action, the city council unanimously (Frank Hammer and Jane Pacheco absent) approved both establishing a Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and extending the terms of the existing members by six months.

The council approved a letter of authorization for a Purchase Power Commitment (PPC) with Huron Wind, LLC.

It also approved a proposal to upgrade the Water Treatment plant and Wastewater Treatment plant SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems by accepting a quote from Kennedy Industries with the water portion not to exceed $41,489, the wastewater portion not to exceed $19,950, and the total not to exceed $61,439.

Also, the council approved a quote from Todd Wenzel Buick GMC of Westland for the lease to purchase two new trucks (one for the Water Department and one for the Utilities Director) for a total of $67,492.60, with annual budgeted payments of $10,000 each.

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2017

The Wednesday Bushel Basket Farmers Market now takes place in the Chelsea State Bank main branch parking lot at the corner of M-52 and Old US-12 from 2-6 p.m.

There is plenty of close-by parking on the other side of the driveway from the bank. Please do not park in the adjacent bank lot, which is reserved for customers and the vendors.

This week, here’s the list of vendors that are expected to participate and what they expect to have. Please remember that sometimes vendors are unable to attend the market or bring all the items they’d hoped to have for sale.

Pregitzer Farm Market: corn, seasonal vegetables including tomatoes, cukes, squashes, beans    

Marks Farm: eggs, zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, cabbage, cukes, beets, lettuce, kale, green beans, corn and other seasonal vegetables.

K’s Acres: black and red raspberries, plums, peaches and other fruit.

Stone Hearth Bakery: Artisan Breads all made from scratch without preservatives. Specialty breads including bacon cheddar beer, asiago kalamata, apple cinnamon, cinnamon raison, peach pecan, strawberry white chocolate, red raspberry dark chocolate, wild blueberry cream cheese, cheese, jalapeno cheese, 4-cheese, German rye, honey whole wheat, Italian Milano, marble rye, multi (8) grain, Polish pumpernickel, rosemary herb, San Francisco sourdough, spinach feta cheese, 4-cheese pepperoni rolls, 4-cheese habanero/jalapeno pepperoni rolls, cookies, cinnamon buns.

Kapnick Orchards: several varieties of peaches, nectarines, apples, cukes, potatoes, blueberries, baked goods.

Lutchka Angus: eggs, sweet and hot peppers, sweet onions, garlic, broccoli, zucchini, summer squash, thyme, basil, parsley, cabbage, pattypan squash, Yukon gold and red skinned potatoes, salad tomatoes.

Jacob’s Farm Shares: natural produce, eggs, honey, lettuce, beets, radishes, broccoli, cukes, Chinese cabbage, honey spread.

Pat-A-Cakes: gluten free flour mixtures

Good Times Kettle Corn: two sizes of kettle corn

Diane Day Flowers: cut flowers

Compau Family Farms: sunflowers

Tunks Kitchen: food cart serving local farm to table food fresh from market. Affordable and delicious.


Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2017

Margaret Ann Young of Ann Arbor, MI, formerly of Lansing, MI, Benton Harbor, MI, Martinsburg, WV and Quincy, PA, age 90, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 25, 1927 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Seth Macrobius and Lura (Smith) Leutzinger. On July 18, 1948, she married Roger S. Young, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2006. She was also preceded in death by a son, LeRoy Young in 2002.

A private burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing, Michigan. 

Memorial contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or Quincy Village, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268 (for their Benevolent Care Fund).

Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

For the full obituary, please click here.


Lisa Allmendinger on August 22nd, 2017

Conner Zahn’s two pigs were some of the first of about 90 swine to arrive at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds Monday night.

About 90 pigs arrived at the Chelsea Community Fair Monday night and they show tonight in the Multipurpose arena beginning at 6 p.m.

For all the events taking place on Tuesday, the first official day of the 80th annual Chelsea Community Fair, please click here.



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