Dan DuChene


Auction is boost for Freighthouse

It was a fun Friday night for those who attended the auction held to benefit the restoration of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse but also successful for organizers. The event raised more than $45,000 with approximately 225 people bidding on items ranging from a private lunch at Beezy’s Cafe to an African safari in Zululand. The goal for the event, held at the Michigan Firehouse Museum on Cross Street, was $25,000.

Drive-by shooting injures one person

One person was hospitalized in a drive-by shooting Saturday near the intersection of Ballard and Cross streets in Ypsilanti, according to a release from police.

Chapelle, East Middle schools to close after a 5-2 vote

In a 5-2 vote, the Ypsilanti Public Schools’ Board of Education approved a plan to close both Chapelle Elementary and East Middle School Monday night. As recommended by the district administration, the move, expected to save approximately $1.3 million, will go into effect at the end of this academic year.