Eastern Michigan University's Patrick Seick has won national championships in two Forensics events. The National Forensic Association Collegiate tournament was held on the Ypsilanti campus April 18-21.
This year's Ypsilanti Heritage Festival will look as bit different than in past years, as new attractions are added and others decide to strike out on their own.
Among the elements that won't be part of the festival this year is Chautauqua at the Riverside, which is moving to October this year.
David Nickerson is chair of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival board.
"With that being primarily presented at Riverside Arts, especially this last year we noticed that people weren't necessarily flowing up out of the park and to that event and to the venue," Nickerson says.
Gov. Snyder and Senate leader not embracing Bolger's union demands
Republican leaders in Lansing are not joining House Speaker Jase Bolger's calls for unions to contribute to Detroit's bankruptcy settlement.
Gov. Rick Snyder and several foundations have signed off on a complicated deal to protect retiree pensions and artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The state's contribution to the so-called "grand bargain" would be about $350 million, and state lawmakers would have to approve that money.