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When Chelsea Police Chief Ed Toth asked Lenard E. McDougall to come into work on Monday for training, he did as he was asked, and reported for work at the Chelsea Police Department despite the fact that it was his day off. Meanwhile, 16 family members, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce members and staff met [...]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jamie Lane for the information in this story.) The Chelsea  Community Fair Board is already hard at work preparing for the 2014 Chelsea Community Fair, which will take place Aug. 19-Aug. 23. The fair will have something for everyone, including  all of the annual favorites, which make this community [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 3rd, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank John Knox for the photo and information in this story.) Rick Boham, president of Chelsea Community Fair Board, was the guest speaker at a recent Chelsea Kiwanis Club meeting. Boham updated the club on the fair’s results from this year as the current activities and projects that are ongoing [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 10th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Julie Doman for this idea.) Facebook posts can lead to interesting story ideas. Just ask resident Julie Doman. She contacted me earlier in the week and asked if I’d consider allowing people to comment on why they love Chelsea. Here’s what she said: “In the last few weeks, I [...]

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Continue reading about After the fair: Chelsea Community Fair board holds volunteer appreciation dinner

Lisa Allmendinger on September 5th, 2013

The Chelsea Community Fair Board and the auction committee would like to thank the following buyers for purchasing livestock from the youth who work so hard to raise these animals for fair. When you see these folks, please say thank you for supporting the youth of this community.

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 2nd, 2013

  The Chelsea Lions Club would like to thank the many volunteers who agreed to be dunked in the dunk tank at the 76th Annual Chelsea Community Fair. And yes, I was one of them — as shown above. Please enjoy this short gallery of other volunteers who took many splashes for a great cause.

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 26th, 2013

Samantha Bellairs, a poultry showmanship winner, showed she knew how to handle the eight additional livestock species when she took the blue ribbon Saturday night in the sweepstakes competition at the 76th Annual Chelsea Community Fair. When the evening began, there were nine senior showmanship winners who began the competition on their original animal. There [...]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 26th, 2013

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Cindy Triveline for providing these results.)    

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 24th, 2013

(Publisher’s note: Kelsey Olberg is a junior at Chelsea High School. This information has been corrected in the story. Morgan Kern of Chelsea was named the 2013 Chelsea Community Fair Queen Friday night. Earlier in the day, she was named the 2013 Junior Homemaker of the fair. The 16 year old is homeschooled and is [...]

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