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Research on the remains of a 9-ton mammoth found in a Chelsea field over a year ago may prove that humans existed in Michigan a thousand years earlier than previously thought.

After a year of restoration work, the partial remains of the mammoth are going on display this coming weekend at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History beginning November 5th.

I spoke to museum director Amy Harris.  She says the mammoth display will be given enough room for scientists to continue their research while the public can view the display.


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On Saturday, the city of Ann Arbor hosted another international soccer match.  As you might imagine, the event brought out a huge crowd. 


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Summer is here and with it comes warm weather and plenty of chances to experience the performing arts outdoors.

On this week's on Art & Soul: The Performing Arts, Jenn and I are joined by the president of Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre, Lauren London.


New Bike Trail In Chelsea Has Grand Opening Today

Jun 16, 2016
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A five-mile loop of a new mountain biking trail opens in Chelsea with a ribbon cutting and naming ceremony today. 


Chelsea School District Voters Renew Millage

May 4, 2016
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Chelsea residents passed a school millage renewal during Tuesday’s election.


Chelsea Schools Millage Up For Renewal On May 3rd

May 2, 2016
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Chelsea residents will vote Tuesday on whether to renew a millage for the repair of school district buildings.

  

The University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History is asking the public to help build one of its new exhibits.

PBS Newshour shines the spotlight on small-town Chelsea theater and its founder's roots.

Communities around the WEMU listening area went to the polls Tuesday to vote on city council members and local leaders, millages for road repairs, and expanding public transit in Washtenaw County. Here you'll find the results as they become available:

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A Chelsea farmer was digging on his property when he encountered a large  piece of bone. He contacted the University of Michigan and a team of paleontologists and researchers uncovered much of the body of what they believe was a 6 to 7 ton Wooly Mammoth that was likely buried there up to 15,000 years ago.

  


The Ann Arbor Summer Festival
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The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded $9.65 million in grants to various cultural groups in the State. 

Groups in Washtenaw County received a total of $891,055, the third highest amount in the state of Michigan. This was approximately a 19% increase from previous year's total of $749,984 to fund arts and cultural programs in the area.

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The US News and World Report has placed several area schools on its 2015 list of Best High Schools.

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If you have the day off Monday there's no shortage of events you can participate in to help celebrate working Americans.

The Detroit Jazz Festival wraps up Monday, as does the Saline Community Fair, being held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. 

Today's also your last chance to visit the traveling Vietnam Moving Wall at East Bennett Park in Whitmore Lake. 

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Chelsea Area Fire Authority Chief Jim Payeur is alert and fully functional, as he continues his recovery from serious injuries suffered in a farm accident this past Friday evening. 

That's according to Fire Authority Board Chair Rod Anderson, who says he and the board have agreed informally that there's no need to name an interim Chief. 

Lyndon Township's Planning Commission will take its time reviewing a proposed sand and gravel mine.  They have tabled for six months McCoig Materials special land use application for the site on M-52 across from Green Lake.  


Many western Washtenaw county residents remain concerned about the proposed sand and gravel mining operation in Lyndon Township.  The planning commission Monday will continue discussions on the special land use request from McCoig Materials for property on M-52 across from Green Lake.


A Ready-Mix concrete company, McCoig Materials, is looking to open up a mine on a site north of Chelsea, between the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation areas. The area has numerous bodies of water and natural areas that could be impacted by the move. McCoig wants to operate the mine for 22 to 30 years and remove 11 million tons of sand and gravel. 

This week on 89.1 WEMU's Issues of the Environment, Dr. Lynn Walter, Professor Emerita of Geology at the University of Michigan, will discuss the environmental impacts of sand mining and the controversial operation proposed for Lyndon and Scio Townships.

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Lyndon Township’s planning commission isn’t expected to make a decision on a special land use permit for a sand and gravel mining operation until this summer.  About 30 people spoke out against the proposal as a public hearing wrapped up Thursday night.

Lyndon Township's Planning Commission tonight continues discussions on a proposed gravel pit and sand mining operation.  About 200 people attended a meeting last month on a special land use request from McCoig Materials for a site on M-52 across from Green Lake.  

Lyndon Township’s Planning Commission will continue discussions on a proposed gravel pit and sand mining operation northwest of Chelsea next month.


Many Lyndon Township residents are afraid a large gravel pit and mining operation will hurt the recreation areas that bring people to western Washtenaw County.  The Lyndon Township Planning Commission is holding a meeting Monday night to receive comments on a special land use permit for property on M-52 just south of North Territorial.

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Jeff Daniels

Chelsea Native Jeff Daniels can scratch another item off the "bucket list."  The star of HBO's "Newsroom"  hit a hole-in-one while golfing at the Polo Fields Golf Country Club in Ann Arbor Wednesday. This is the picture the founder of the Purple Rose Theater posted on Twitter yesterday.  Congratulations, Mr. Daniels!