Honoring sacrifice

Memorial Day ceremonies happening Monday, May 30 in Tri-City area   TRI-CITY AREA — Local veterans groups will host Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 30, to honor the members of the military who’ve died in service to the United States. The community is...

Expansion coming to Ed Tech

Attica educational facility offers unique opportunities   ATTICA — The Lapeer County Education and Technology Center (Ed-Tech) in Attica has for decades served as an educational oasis for Lapeer County students interested in learning the trades and numerous other...

Almont girls excel at regionals

ALMONT — The Almont girls’ track squad garnered a third-place finish last Saturday at a Division 3 regional in Bad Axe. The top-two placewinners in each event plus anyone who meets or surpasses a state set time, height or distance advances to the state finals June 4...

Schoen, Fitchett garner seconds

TRI-CITY AREA — The Capac and Dryden boys’ track squads ranked seventh and tied for 12th, respectively, last Friday at a Division 4 regional in Marlette. The top-two finishers in each event plus anyone who bests or equals a state set time, height or distance advances...

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Traffic shifted for work on I-69

ATTICA TWP. — Last week the I-69 project moved into its latest construction phase with a traffic shift and subsequent ramp closures. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced on Friday that westbound traffic was to be shifted to the eastbound roadbed...

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News

Honoring sacrifice

Honoring sacrifice

Memorial Day ceremonies happening Monday, May 30 in Tri-City area   TRI-CITY AREA — Local veterans groups will host Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 30, to honor the members of the military who’ve died in service to the United States. The community is...

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Expansion coming to Ed Tech

Expansion coming to Ed Tech

Attica educational facility offers unique opportunities   ATTICA — The Lapeer County Education and Technology Center (Ed-Tech) in Attica has for decades served as an educational oasis for Lapeer County students interested in learning the trades and numerous other...

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Blue Star Mothers nurture patriotism

Blue Star Mothers nurture patriotism

Allenton mom seeks members and support for area chapter   ALLENTON — Members of the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America (BSM) are seeking funds and donations to support local veterans and their families. Allenton resident Tanya Lahr, who represents Blue...

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Bright futures for Almont’s Top Ten

Bright futures for Almont’s Top Ten

Class of 2022 to receive diplomas on Sunday, June 5   ALMONT — Almont High School will hand out diplomas to graduates on Sunday, June 5. Seniors, along with family, friends, teachers and other school staff will pause to celebrate their many accomplishments,...

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Sports

Almont girls excel at regionals

Almont girls excel at regionals

ALMONT — The Almont girls’ track squad garnered a third-place finish last Saturday at a Division 3 regional in Bad Axe. The top-two placewinners in each event plus anyone who meets or surpasses a state set time, height or distance advances to the state finals June 4...

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Schoen, Fitchett garner seconds

Schoen, Fitchett garner seconds

TRI-CITY AREA — The Capac and Dryden boys’ track squads ranked seventh and tied for 12th, respectively, last Friday at a Division 4 regional in Marlette. The top-two finishers in each event plus anyone who bests or equals a state set time, height or distance advances...

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Dryden, Capac compete at regional

Dryden, Capac compete at regional

DRYDEN — The Dryden and Capac girls’ track squads pulled up fifth and ninth, respectively, last Friday at a Marlette-based Division 4 regional. The top-two placers in each event plus anyone who best or equals a state set time, height or distance moves on to the state...

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Raiders second in region

Raiders second in region

ALMONT — The Almont boys’ track squad registered a second-place showing last Saturday at a Bad Axe-based Division 3 regional. The top-two finishers in each event plus anyone who equals or bests a state set time, height or distance continues their postseason path June...

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Columns

What we carry home

After several delays due to disagreeable weather, Dennis and I assembled my honey extractor yesterday afternoon. Well, let’s say I leaned heavily upon my neighbor’s mechanical experience with wingnuts, bolts and washers. Many moons had passed since I’d successfully...

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Hiram Hoyt family: The Almont years

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series about the Hoyt family. Hiram developed his homestead on the south side of Hough Road. He constructed a home and barns and cleared land for the planting of crops. His eldest daughter, Juliana, and her husband,...

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It’s a beautiful morning

My sunrise exercise, I fill two water jugs in the basement washtub, pull on my red chicken boots, and open the sliding door-wall. The hens will be good and thirsty. Stepping into a sunny, newborn day robust with birdsong, the first white dwarf iris to bloom nestled...

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The Hoyt family, one of Almont’s early residents

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about one of Almont’s early residents, Hiram Hoyt. Hiram Hoyt purchased property in section 32 of Bristol Township, Lapeer County on September 21, 1835. Section 32 is bounded by Bordman Road on the south, Sandhill...

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Opinion

More than a day of remembrance

Memorial Day has been set aside as one day on the calendar to remember the women and men who’ve died in service to their country. Sometimes it feels that one day, no matter the time devoted to remembrances, isn’t really commensurate to what fallen soldiers and their...

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Modernization bills protect citizens

Editor’s note: The following guest opinion was written by Paul J. Hedbreder of the Traverse City Record-Eagle and current Michigan Press Association Board of Directors President. For over a decade, lobbyists for local governments including Michigan Townships, Michigan...

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, making it the ideal time to remind vehicle drivers and motorists that safe driving and riding practices and cooperation from all road users can help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our roadways. In 2020,...

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Animal Control: On a path toward continued success

With the change in guard at Lapeer County Animal Control, it seems fitting to reflect on how the department has improved its operations in the last decade. In 2013, after volunteers and animal advocates raised concerns about the shelter, Lapeer County revamped many of...

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Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Duckert, 86

Richard “Dick” Duckert, 86

Richard “Dick” Duckert, age 86, of Brown City, MI, was called to heaven on May 16, 2022. Dick was born on November 15, 1935 in Rochester, MI. He attended Dryden High School, and graduated from Michigan State University where he received an associate degree. Dick...

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Robert Charles Frazzini Sr., 77

Robert Charles Frazzini Sr., 77

Robert Charles Frazzini Sr., age 77, of Warren, MI passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at his home. Bob Frazzini was born January 6, 1945 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of the late Carmen and the late Eleanor (Baun) Frazzini Sr. He married Nancy Lorraine Hillman on...

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James “Jim” Wilson Kinsey, 88

James “Jim” Wilson Kinsey, 88

James “Jim” Wilson Kinsey, age 88, a long time resident of Almont passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 at home with his family at his side. He was born November 8, 1933, the son of Robert Otis and Edith Ione (Graves) Kinsey in Detroit. Jim worked as a general contractor...

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Mary G. Aleck, 75

Mary G. Aleck, 75

Mary G. Aleck, 75 of Carsonville, formerly of Capac, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 15, 1946 in Detroit, the daughter of Keith and Louise (Emerson) Bound. Mary retired from L & L Products, Inc. in Romeo...

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