Category Archives: Special Projects

You only have until midnight to influence the course of global sausage eating history

Two adorable little boys in jumpsuits were seen parading a giant stuffed sausage through the streets of Ypsilanti yesterday in anticipation of Sunday’s third annual Wurst Challenge benefiting the work of FLY Children’s Art Center. As of right now, eleven individuals have entered this year’s Wurst Challenge. We won’t, however, know which ten will be […]

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Let the record show, Cre Fuller may be a bun smuggler, but he’s no wiener thief

It’s just come to my attention that a WEMU listener who heard my interview yesterday about this weekend’s Wurst Challenge thought I said that one of last year’s competitors – my friend Cre Fuller – ducked out with his 20 feet of sausage early in the competition and started selling it outside for his own […]

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Why are we just now finding out the extent of the contamination on Water Street?

Over the past several weeks, it’s come to light that Water Street, the 38-acre parcel of downtown, riverfront property that the City of Ypsilanti has been trying to develop for the past 16 years, may be significantly more toxic than we’d previously been led to believe. What follows is the first of what I’m hoping […]

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The end of the Water Street Commons native flower prairie… at least for now

Someone came to the door this afternoon with an official letter, which they told Linette she had to sign for. I was at work when she called me, and she was understandably concerned. We didn’t discuss it, but I suspect she thought that we were being sued or something, probably for something that I’d written […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Kayla Mishler

I got word a few days ago through my network of informants that a young woman by the name of Kayla Mishler might be planning to pack up and leave Ypsilanti, so I headed out to find her. Here’s her official exit interview. I hope you enjoy it. MARK: So I’ve heard a rumor that […]

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