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Chelsea Superintendent of Schools Andy Ingall has accepted a job as the new top administrator in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools. Ingall, 44, was one of three finalists for the job and accepted the position on Monday night, May 4. He is expected to begin his new job on July 1. Ingall sent this [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2015

Residents in Lyndon Township were jolted by a loud explosion on Monday night about 10:30 p.m. caused by a Consumer’s Energy high pressure gas line bursting about 2 miles from Township Hall off North Territorial Road. Emergency dispatch received numerous calls from nearby residents who heard the gas line erupt and  reported a subsequent loud, [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Stephanie Willette for the information in this story.) The Bushel Basket Market will open at the Palmer lot on Wednesday, May 6, in a new location at a new time from 2-6 p.m. plus, many of your favorite vendors plan to be back. The mid-week farmers market features a [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2015

By Lisa Carolin Four Chelsea High School students will receive $500 scholarships this year made possible by the Joe Merkel Memorial Golf Outing, which will take place Saturday, May 30. The event takes place at Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 South Main St. Sign in starts at 7:30 a.m. and the scramble format tournament gets [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2015

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Tracie Stoffer for the information in this story.) Kristen Newman, a senior at Chelsea High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Calvin College in the fall. “Kristen has had a great career as a softball player,” said Chelsea Athletic Director Brad Bush. “In addition, [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2015

The Bulldog Best is a monthly award that recognizes students at Beach Middle School who support the pillars of respect, integrity, responsibility, dynamic learning and teamwork. A nomination can be made by any staff member, and students are presented with a certificate and pen and are named in the school’s newsletter. If you see a name more [...]

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In this week’s Chelsea Police blotter, three separate thefts were reported between April 27 and May 2. Police are investigating the theft of two bags of water softening salt that were taken from a business in the 1000 block of South Main Street, a rock decoration that was taken from the 100 block of Jackson [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jodi Smolek for the information in this story.) The Evening Primrose Garden Club will host its annual Community Garage Sale on May 9 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at The Depot, 125 Jackson St. This is the club’s only fundraiser and there are two ways you can help. [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Pamela J. Parkinson for the information in this story.) St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) will host its 30th annual Spring Auction, “Polynesian Paradise,” May 9 at the UA 190 – IBEW 252 Hall, 7920 Jackson Road, and the community is invited to join in the fun. The auction, chaired [...]

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