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Recent Obituary: George Arthur Merkel

George Arthur Merkel of Chelsea, age 93, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at Chelsea Retirement Community. George was born on June 6, 1929, to Joseph and Florence (Latreille Doll) Merkel in a farmhouse across from the present-day Chrysler Proving Ground. … Read more

Kennedy, Nimke Win Races in Sylvan Township

Current Sylvan Township Supervisor Kathleen Kennedy and current Township Clerk Amanda Nimke, both Democrats, won their races Tuesday according to unofficial results from Washtenaw County. Kennedy had 1,226 votes to challenger Scott Cooper‘s 827 votes in the supervisor race, while … Read more

Oct. 26: St. Louis Center Trunk or Treat Event

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Wendy Zielen for the information in this story.) St. Louis Center, located in Sylvan Township, will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5-8 p.m. The community is invited … Read more

Letter to the Editor: Support Amanda Nimke for Sylvan Clerk

Dear Editor: I am writing to support Amanda Nimke for Sylvan Township Clerk. As reflected in her performance since being appointed Deputy Clerk and currently as Clerk serving out Ms. Kennedy’s term, Nimke brings experience to the position. Prior to … Read more

Oct. 7: Cavanaugh Lake Road Closure for Resurfacing

Cavanaugh Lake Road between Pierce Road and the City of Chelsea in Sylvan Township will be closed for resurfacing beginning Friday. The work is expected to take two weeks to be completed according to the Washtenaw County Road Commission. However, … Read more