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Veteran of the Month: Neil Early

Veteran of the Month: Neil Early

By Joyce Ervin Neil Early couldn’t find a job after graduating from Milan High School in 1961.  So, he believed the recruiting officer that said they would train him for a trade.  He joined the United States Air Force and found himself in the 821stCombat Defense Squadron as an Air Police. After serving one year […]

Michelin, Philip M. Farwell, Michigan (formerly of Milan)

Age, 72 died peacefully, July 14, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Stephen and Margaret Michelin. On March 25, 1965 he married Dorothy “Dottie” Salowitz and she survives. Phil worked for Ford Motor Company retiring after 30 years of service and then moved to his dream […]

Retired Reporter’s Archives Reflect Journalism of a Better Kind

Retired Reporter’s Archives Reflect Journalism of a Better Kind

Did you know that until 1952, the police department in the town of Milan Mi (aka small town USA), was located within the home of a one man police force by the name of Tom Goodridge. Deputized in 1923 (as a volunteer until 1935) Goodridge followed in his father’s footsteps as the town law enforcement […]

Willow Run Documentary continues production

By David Peterson “WILLOW RUN” is the title of an upcoming documentary film about the legendary B-24 bomber plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan – a focal point of the Arsenal of Democracy during Word War II. The film will explore shifting demographics of workers as the United States entered the war and the convolution of local, […]

OBITUARY: Donald M. Posey, 60

September 6, 1955 – October 16, 2015 Donald M. Posey, age 60 of Newport, died unexpectedly at 2:08 p.m. Friday in his home. Born September 6, 1955 in Ann Arbor, he was the son of the late Donald and Thelma (Bausman) Posey. Don was employed for 30 years with Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti as […]

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