Canton Township

Plymouth Voice regularly covers news and events in the Charter Township of Canton, Michigan, located in Wayne County midway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Canton was created by act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature in 1834 out of a southern portion of Plymouth Township. Canton covers an area of 36-square miles with a population of 90,173 and is considered a full-township. The former Plymouth “Super-Township,” which included all of Canton, Plymouth, and Northville Township, was divided into Plymouth Township and Northville Township at the turn of the 19th century.

Canton is Michigan’s second largest township. It was developed as a farming community in the late 1800s and grew into the large municipality of prosperous businesses and commerce it is today. Three school districts and several charter schools serve Canton’s population.

Cherry Hill Village is an unincorporated community located within Canton Township. The historic district is primarily residential. Cherry Hill is the last of the five hamlets in Canton Township to retain substantial historic significance and endured as a commercial and social hub until the 1960s.

Social media posts – threats of violence bring early dismissal at P-CEP campus

Dec. 2, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News In the aftermath of the Oxford school shooting incident this week, Plymouth ...
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Canton Police report 14-year-old teen missing

Nov. 12, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating missing ...
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Growth Works honors township police officers’ work

Sep. 30, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Growth Works, which helps at-risk youth, recently honored area police officers for ...
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Competency exam ordered for son in death – hearing next week

Aug. 21, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The son of a Canton Township police officer ordered to undergo a ...
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Veteran police officer retires from force

Aug. 19, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Police Sgt. Eric Kolke has retired from the department after a ...
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Fast police response results in arrest of bank robbery suspect

Aug. 11, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News After a fast response to a reported bank robbery Tuesday afternoon Canton ...
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Canton Township board hires a deputy supervisor to help out

Aug. 10, 2021  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new deputy supervisor position ...
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News, Events and Other Smart Stuff

Aug. 4, 2021,  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News NEWS, EVENTS AND OTHER SMART STUFF Read about news, announcements, features, and profiles. Stay ...
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Fire at historic barn ruled ‘accidental’

Jun. 30, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News An effort by a pre-teen and a teen to produce a social ...
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Funeral services set for Canton police officer killed by son

Jun. 25, 2021  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Funeral services have been announced for Canton Township Police officer Edward Dirk ...
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