Raymond A. Egeler of Chelsea, age 91, entered into his heavenly rest through faith in Christ Jesus Friday, March 7, 2014 at Chelsea Community Hospital.
He was born Aug. 14, 1922 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Lewis H. and Laura C. (Gutekunst) Egeler. The Holy Spirit claimed him as a child of God through Holy Baptism, Oct. 29, 1922.
Ray lived over 6 decades in Scio Township. He was employed with King -Seely during WWII. He was discovered by Italian master tiler Louie Tramontine while doing fieldstone work at the Doc Davis Farm. After 7 years of hard apprenticeship, he earned his Master Tile Layers card in 1949. Egeler’s Ceramic Tile was established, becoming one of the best tile layers with work widely and well known even at Mission Point on Mackinaw Island and as far away as his daughter’s in Hawaii.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gathering fresh foods, while sharing his skills with his family. Raymond had survived many cancer operations; he was still driving, and taking extended daily walks. His stories and wine making will be greatly missed.
For the full obituary, click here.
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Chelsea Police are asking residents for their help in an early morning burglary in the 1100 block of South Main in the city.
At about 4 a.m., Friday, March 7, a black male and another masked male gained entry to a business by prying the rear door open, according to the police report.
The suspects subsequently stole a large number of items and placed them in what appears to be a blue pillowcase.
The suspects fled the area within 3 minutes of gaining entry, according to the police report.
The police released the following descriptions:
Black male wearing Timberland-style brown boots, black pants, black sweatshirt, and a black baseball cap. Subject appears to be “between younger to middle aged.”
Unknown male wearing Timberland-style brown boots, dark colored pants, white hooded sweatshirt, and a dark colored bandana or mask over his face. Suspect is seen carrying a large, 3-4 foot long pry bar.
Both subjects appear to be of average size and height.
Anyone with information or who saw any suspicious activity around this time are asked to call the Chelsea Police Department at 475-9122 or dial 911.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Janet Ogle-Mater for the information in this story.)
The Chelsea Area Historical Society is offering a special history program, Katharine Dexter McCormick: A Champion of Women’s Rights, on March 10 from 7-8:00 p.m. at the Chelsea Depot.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Janet Ogle-Mater will recount the fascinating story of one lady’s unswerving pursuit for equal opportunity for American women. Katharine Dexter McCormick was born next door in Dexter, and she grew to be a tireless advocate of women’s rights. Dedicated and determined, she became a strong supporter of the woman’s suffrage movement, reproductive rights, and educational equality.
The presentation is free and everyone is invited.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shirley Hoppe for the information in this story.)
Are you a health care professional in need of a new look for the spring?
Life Uniforms will bring their Spring/Summer collection of uniforms for health care professionals to the cafeteria area of Chelsea Community Hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11 and 12.
The fundraiser is scheduled from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.
New colors, fabrics and styles of uniforms and footwear as well as favorites and standards will be offered.
Funds raised from this sale, sponsored by the Chelsea Community Hospital Auxiliary, will go toward the Cancer Center.
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The Sylvan Township Board unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the Washtenaw County Road Commission at its March 4 meeting.
The resolution was adopted in response to consideration by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to dissolve the Road Commission and take over its powers and duties thru Michigan Public Acts 14 and 15.
According to the resolution, Board Members maintain that the poor condition of Washtenaw County and Sylvan Township roads is not due to administrative failure by the WCRC, rather a result of inadequate state funding. But given the obvious limitations of funding, the resolution states that WCRC commissioners and staff have historically provided a high level of service to Sylvan Township residents.
The township board also expressed concern in the resolution that the needs of townships, especially rural communities, may be neglected if township-allocated Michigan Transportation Fund dollars are controlled by the WCBOC, since four of the nine members of this board represent districts primarily encompassing Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Township Supervisor Scott Cooper said on Thursday that the resolution of support for the Road Commission will now be sent to the WCRC.
The board also adopted a resolution to allow written protests by residents to the Board of Review. The board has scheduled meetings on March 10 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and March 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The board will receive letters of protest regarding assessments from Sylvan taxpayers thru the March 12 meeting.
(Chelsea Update would like to thank the Beach Middle School basketball coaches for the information in this story and many others throughout the season.)
The Beach Middle School 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball team finished their season with a victory over Bedford last night, 20-7. Playing well for the Bulldogs were Corrine Dale, Ava Gerweck, Sierra Law, Madeline Dapperich, Hannah Greenstein, Allie Muchler and Emmie Bragg.
The 8th Grade Girls’ Blue Basketball season came to an end last night with a tough loss at Bedford. While the year ended on a sour note, the girls showed great improvement through a disruptive 10 weeks.
On March 20, Chelsea Wellness Center will host the next Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event.
The wellness center will open its doors to chamber members from 5-7 p.m.
Plan on stopping in and taking a tour, so you can see for yourself that the Chelsea Wellness Center is more than just a “gym”.
Vincent Arthur Merkel of Dexter, 89, died Wednesday, March 5 at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1925 in Chelsea, Michigan, the son of Arthur Merkel and Isabell (Kerbaugh) Merkel – Broderick.
Vincent retired from Interstate Motor Freight. He was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and winters in Florida.
For the full obituary, please click here.
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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Gretchen Zale for the information in this story.)
All area women are invited to attend the current Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study hosted by the Chelsea Free Methodist Church.
The classes take place on Tuesday mornings, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., March 11 through May 13 in Building 400 of Chelsea’s Washington Street Education Center.
Plan to plunge into the heart of Genesis, with “The Patriarchs – Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
Learn about God’s remarkable pursuit of relationships and the unfolding of His earthly plan: that through one nation—and ultimately, one man—all people on earth will be blessed. Many of the most profound and enduring concepts in the whole counsel of God’s Word are initiated in this marvelous book of beginnings.
The first class, on March 4, was a preliminary session and overview of the study.
Several regular members will be attending the March 11 session for the first time, so we hope “you” will come, too.
Study books are just $20; please visit chelseafmc.com or call 475-1391 or 972-9957 for more information.