Here are five of the top stories this week in the areas surrounding Dexter.
1. The Dexter Leader reported on the groundbreaking for the new Dexter Wellness Center. The center will open on Baker Road in 2013.
2. Chelsea Patch reported on the Chelsea School District's for athletes. High school and middle school athletes will no longer have to pay for school-sponsored athletic programs.
3. Ann Arbor.com reported on the poor harvest of apples for Washtenaw County apple orchards this year. Warmer weather in Michigan has destroyed thousands of fruit trees and plants since March.
4. Dexter Patch reported on the Dexter Village Council's decision to institute a .
5. Dexter Patch reported on the for the purpose of establishing a permanent fire station in the township.