One dead, eight hurt in Imlay City crashes

Two collisions within a period of nine hours at same intersection   IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Police report that one person was killed and eight others injured Sunday (Jan. 29) in a separate pair of traffic crashes at the intersection of Cedar St. (M-53) and...

I.C. Chamber Gala is Saturday, Feb. 4

Citizen of Year, Merit Award recipients to be announced   IMLAY CITY — This Saturday, Feb. 4, the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce honors some of the community’s most outstanding citizens and organizations during the annual Chamber Gala at Castle Creek Golf...

Imlay City first at Carrollton Tournament

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City wrestling team obtained a first-place finish last Saturday at the Carrollton Tournament. Imlay City began their title-producing path with a 72-12 win against Carrollton. That was followed by a 72-10 victory over Essexville Garber; a 63-15...

Almont stuns rival Imlay City, 36-35

TRI-CITY AREA — Almont opened up a 33-22 cushion with 4:31 remaining and held on for a heart-stopping 36-35 win against visiting Imlay City in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls’ basketball game last Friday night. With the outcome, Almont goes to 8-7 and 4-4....

Times Updates

Goodland Township old-school fundraiser

GOODLAND TWP. — Goodland Township is seeking financial support from local residents and businesses for the purpose of raising funds to restore the old Flansburgh school house. Goodland Township officials hope to rehabilitate the 150-year-old structure to serve as the...

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Eagles Auxiliary hosts Valentine’s Day event

Saturday, Feb. 11th dinner followed by entertainment   IMLAY CITY — What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to enjoy a great dinner at the Imlay City Eagles Hall with your spouse, best friend or companion. On Saturday, Feb. 11, Imlay City FOE #4082 is...

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News

One dead, eight hurt in Imlay City crashes

One dead, eight hurt in Imlay City crashes

Two collisions within a period of nine hours at same intersection   IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Police report that one person was killed and eight others injured Sunday (Jan. 29) in a separate pair of traffic crashes at the intersection of Cedar St. (M-53) and...

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I.C. Chamber Gala is Saturday, Feb. 4

I.C. Chamber Gala is Saturday, Feb. 4

Citizen of Year, Merit Award recipients to be announced   IMLAY CITY — This Saturday, Feb. 4, the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce honors some of the community’s most outstanding citizens and organizations during the annual Chamber Gala at Castle Creek Golf...

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Ruth Hughes library auction is underway

Ruth Hughes library auction is underway

Fundraiser begins Wednesday, Feb. 1st   IMLAY CITY — Are you looking for some great deals on some equally great items? If so, pay a visit this week (Feb. 1-8) to Imlay City’s Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library, where library staff is hosting its annual auction...

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Going ‘old school’ to serve

Going ‘old school’ to serve

Barb Yockey, Shane Collison complete MML course designed for newly elected officials   IMLAY CITY — These days, when people are looking to learn how to do something new, YouTube is the go-to place. Whether it’s repairing a leaky faucet or fixing a cell phone...

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Sports

Imlay City first at Carrollton Tournament

Imlay City first at Carrollton Tournament

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City wrestling team obtained a first-place finish last Saturday at the Carrollton Tournament. Imlay City began their title-producing path with a 72-12 win against Carrollton. That was followed by a 72-10 victory over Essexville Garber; a 63-15...

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Almont stuns rival Imlay City, 36-35

Almont stuns rival Imlay City, 36-35

TRI-CITY AREA — Almont opened up a 33-22 cushion with 4:31 remaining and held on for a heart-stopping 36-35 win against visiting Imlay City in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls’ basketball game last Friday night. With the outcome, Almont goes to 8-7 and 4-4....

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Dryden wins against Peck

Dryden wins against Peck

DRYDEN — Dryden obtained a 57-48 win against visiting Peck in a North Central Thumb League varsity boys’ basketball contest on Tuesday, January 24. With the final, Dryden moves to 7-5 and 4-1. Peck slips to 7-4 and 4-2. In Tuesday’s contest, Peck grabbed a 12-11 edge...

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Imlay City bests Almont in overtime

Imlay City bests Almont in overtime

TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City returned from Almont with a 63-53 overtime victory in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball clash last Friday night. With the final, Imlay City moves to 7-6 and 5-1. Almont slips to 4-9 and 1-6. In Friday’s clash, Imlay City...

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Columns

Last two hours of daylight

Gloriously, sunshine satisfied the weather forecast last Tuesday – perfect for pruning my dwarf apple and pear trees within Richardson Wright's recommended January timeline. The extended sunset allowed me to accomplish the day's work on my desk, plus the outdoor...

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The Bible for survival

When I was little, we learned many songs in Sunday school. There was "Jesus Loves Me," "Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World," "The B I B L E," and "I'm in the Lord's Army," among many others. I'm not completely certain of this, but it seems to me that the...

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A friend’s friendly reminder

You'd think a gardener could rest from yardwork in January. Not according to Richardson Wright, one of America's foremost garden historians, advisors, and authors (1887-1961). As you lean against your pillow, lamplight upon pages you hold open to "January 20" in a...

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Norm Hamilton – Fire Chief/Scoutmaster

Norman Root Hamilton was born in May 8, 1925 in Almont, Lapeer, Michigan to Frank Ronald Hamilton (1893-1955) and Eunice Osea Root Hamilton (1897-1977). Frank had married Eunice in 1920 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Norm joined older brother Ronald William...

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Opinion

Local newspapers winning the trust of readers

There’s been a lot of talk lately about restoring trust in newspapers. The term “fake news” is probably the most prominent sign of a media industry currently under siege. In a recent study, nearly 35 percent expressed high levels of trust in news they get from local...

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Imlay City’s Circus Family – The Whitneys

Editors Note: This article was reprinted from the 1970 Centennial Book, which was filled with many historical stories about Imlay City. In 1860 Rexford Rogers and James Harrington erected the Imlay Hotel about 3/4 miles South of Newark Road on South Blacks Corners...

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Mucklands

The following article was taken from a copy of a brochure put out by the Michigan State University for Muck Farmers - Farmers Week in celebration of their 50th annual meeting in 1968. ‘The muck section in Imlay City is some 20 miles long and varies in width from 80...

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Remain reasonable with your letters to the editor

Letters to the editor can be a valuable tool for both the newspaper and the communities we cover. The feature may also be one of the best read sections of the newspaper, while at the same time being one of the most misunderstood. Just the other day in chatting with a...

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Obituaries

Andrew “Andy” Childers-Dombrowski, 43

Andrew “Andy” Childers-Dombrowski, 43

Andrew "Andy" Childers-Dombrowski, age 43, of Attica, MI (he lived in Eagle, Alaska for eleven years), died Monday, January 30, 2023 at his home. Andrew Felix Childers - Dombrowski was born August 24, 1979 in Lapeer, MI. He was the son of Andrew and Annette (Childers)...

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Joseph “Joey” Armstrong, 31

Joseph “Joey” Armstrong, 31

Joseph "Joey" Armstrong, age 31, of Imlay City, MI died Thursday, January 12, 2023 in Port Huron, MI. Joseph Anthony Armstrong was born September 18, 1991 in Port Huron, MI. He was the son of Patrick and Wendy (Cook) Armstrong. Joey grew up in Imlay City, MI. He was a...

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Helen Thiemkey, 93

Helen Thiemkey, 93

Helen Thiemkey, age 93, of Dryden, MI (recently of Almont, MI) died Friday, January 20, 2023 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital in Lapeer, MI. Helen Katherine Oland was born February 9, 1929 in Lapeer County, MI. She was the daughter of the late John and the late Mary...

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Daniel Brown, 70

Daniel Brown, 70

Daniel Brown, age 70, of Imlay City, MI died Thursday, January 19, 2023 in Imlay City, MI. Daniel Fern Brown was born December 14, 1952 in Imlay City, MI. He was the son of the late Farris M. and the late Laurene F. (Schalau) Brown. Dan had lived most of his life in...

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Legal Notices

LYNN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS

LYNN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS THE LYNN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION will conduct its regularly scheduled meetings on February 17, 2023, May 17, 2023, August 16, 2023 and November 15, 2023, 7:00 p.m. at the Lynn Township Hall, 13995 Yale Rd. Individuals...

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LYNN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING Ordinance

LYNN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS THE LYNN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION will conduct its General Meeting and will present a draft of the Lynn Township Zoning Ordinance Amendment Solar Energy Facilities, on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m....

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