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10/23/2014 - 2:12pm

Twelve trees around the community, one of which was dead, have been taken down as the City of Tecumseh moves forward with its sidewalk replacement program. At those locations, the property owners requested to have the trees taken down.

The program was amended in 2013 by Tecumseh City Council after residents complained that trees in the right-of-way were causing them to repeatedly pay for sidewalk repairs. The amendment now allows for tree removal at a property owners request if sidewalk is being damaged.

Trees that are healthy have to be taken down at the expense of the...

10/23/2014 - 2:07pm

When area residents head to the ballot box, they will not only be voting for new board and council members, but also a number of school and road millages. While every ballot will be different, many local voters will be voting for countywide seats.

Local voters will have to decide between County Road Commissioner incumbent...

10/23/2014 - 2:00pm

At the Monday, Oct. 20, Tecumseh City Council meeting, council unanimously approved authorizing Tecumseh City Manger Kevin Welch to sign an agreement with Detroit Salt Company for rock salt.

Tim Bock, Supt. of Tecumseh’s Department of Public Works was able to negotiate with the State of Michigan for the salt needs of the city,...

10/20/2014 - 3:30pm

“Memorial day service at the cemetery — that was probably the pinnacle of my experience as being mayor.”

Come the November 4 election, Tecumseh Mayor Richard Johnson will be stepping down from the city’s highest office, tossing the mayoral baton to former Mayor Jack Baker.

“Presiding over that ceremony, that’s the one...

10/20/2014 - 3:28pm

The Touring Season at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) opens on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. featuring Driftwood. From the Binghamton, New York, music scene, Driftwood is a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. “The band brings one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene through...

10/16/2014 - 1:52pm

Those driving by Red Mill Pond have likely noticed the water level is quite low. The Lenawee County Drain Commission lowered the water level so they can inspect and begin repairs on the dam.

“If everything goes well, we’d be able to start repairs this week or next,” said Lenawee County Drain Commissioner Stephen May on Tuesday...

10/16/2014 - 1:49pm

Perfect weather and a larger festival area brought large crowds to downtown Tecumseh for the 21st annual Appleumpkin Festival last weekend.

“Appleumpkin was absolutely awesome,” said organizer Jan Fox. “The crowds came. Everybody had a great time. It was one-hundred percent perfect.”

Approximately 25,000 to 30,000 people...

10/16/2014 - 1:35pm

In a 6-1 vote Monday, Oct. 13, Raisin Township’s board of trustees extended the superintendent position through 2015, with current Supt. Jim Palmer filling that role. The superintendent position was to end on November 12.

Raisin Township Supervisor Jay Cavanaugh was the only dissenting vote.

Cavanaugh iterated that he...

10/16/2014 - 12:03pm

Earl and Marge Bilby are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Earl D. Bilby was married to Marjorie A. Linden October 17, 1964 by Pastor K. Koeplin at Grace Lutheran Church in Tecumseh, Mich.

Marge is retired from United Savings Bank after serving 45 years while Earl is retired as a renowned carpenter from the...

10/13/2014 - 2:35pm

“Mr. What” is the second movie by Pastor Alan Maki to feature Tecumseh in a faith-based family drama. Maki’s first film, “Sidewalk Singer” was well received in Tecumseh, throughout the United States, Canada and Finland.

Maki has always been a writer but never expected his writing to take him to the movies. “I got good feedback...

10/13/2014 - 2:32pm

While Ann Arbor is mourning the loss of another unique business downtown, Middle Earth, with chain retailers slowly moving in, Tecumseh is seeing the growth of local, independent businesses.

“Here’s where we are super lucky in our downtown, we don’t have a single chain,” said Paula Holtz, Tecumseh Economic Development Director...

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