Orchard Primary is listed among top elementaries

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Almont school   ALMONT — Almont’s Orchard Primary School (OPS) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Michigan’s best elementary schools in 2021. Almont Schools’ Supt. Dr. William Kalmar delivered the...

Racing to the record books

Katie Hettinger nets first in track history   TRI-CITY AREA — Almont High School Freshman Katie Hettinger made history on September 4 as she crossed the finish line first in her stock car, making her the youngest female to ever win at Hickory Motor Speedway in...

Spartans win district title 4-0

IMLAY CITY — Sixth-rated Imlay City saw to it their season would continue a bit longer, accomplishing the feat with a 4-0 triumph against visiting Richmond in a Division 3 boys’ district soccer title encounter last Wednesday. It marked the second straight year Imlay...

Capac gets a sweep over non-league foe

CAPAC — Capac returned from Landmark Academy with a 25-19, 25-12, 25-21 win in a non-league varsity volleyball meeting last Thursday night. Julia Schaefer handled the bulk of Capac’s playmaking responsibilities that evening. She was credited with 18 assists. Cerenity...

Times Updates

Transmission level for virus still high

TRI-CITY AREA — The current level of community transmission in both Lapeer and St. Clair counties remains high but there continue to be some signs of improvement in the latest COVID-19 statistics. In Lapeer County, the number of new cases (212) and deaths (two)...

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News

MDOT, local officials eye traffic solutions

MDOT, local officials eye traffic solutions

M-53 Corridor Committee meeting fosters discussion   GOODLAND TWP. — On Monday, Oct. 25, the M-53 Corridor Committee met for the first time in four years at the Goodland Township Hall. Many in attendance were hoping to hear news of upcoming MDOT projects that...

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Orchard Primary is listed among top elementaries

Orchard Primary is listed among top elementaries

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Almont school   ALMONT — Almont’s Orchard Primary School (OPS) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Michigan’s best elementary schools in 2021. Almont Schools’ Supt. Dr. William Kalmar delivered the...

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School sale finalized

School sale finalized

Developers “excited” to start transforming historic building into senior apartments   CAPAC — Earlier this month the sale of the former middle school was finalized and details of the transaction have been made public. Jeff Kegler, Greg McConnell, Ryan Kersten and...

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Racing to the record books

Racing to the record books

Katie Hettinger nets first in track history   TRI-CITY AREA — Almont High School Freshman Katie Hettinger made history on September 4 as she crossed the finish line first in her stock car, making her the youngest female to ever win at Hickory Motor Speedway in...

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Sports

Spartans win district title 4-0

Spartans win district title 4-0

IMLAY CITY — Sixth-rated Imlay City saw to it their season would continue a bit longer, accomplishing the feat with a 4-0 triumph against visiting Richmond in a Division 3 boys’ district soccer title encounter last Wednesday. It marked the second straight year Imlay...

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Imlay offense too strong for Southwestern

Imlay offense too strong for Southwestern

Wins final game, 42-8   IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity football team wrapped up their 2021 campaign with a 42-8 road triumph against Flint last Friday night. With the decision, Imlay City finishes at 2-7. “This was a solid overall and team effort and a great...

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Raiders bested by Martians, 51-28

Raiders bested by Martians, 51-28

ALMONT — The Almont varsity football team ended the regular season portion of their schedule with a 51-28 setback to visiting non-league counterpart Goodrich last Friday night. With the outcome, Goodrich improves to 7-1. Almont slips to 5-4 this season. “Goodrich is a...

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Capac gets a sweep over non-league foe

Capac gets a sweep over non-league foe

CAPAC — Capac returned from Landmark Academy with a 25-19, 25-12, 25-21 win in a non-league varsity volleyball meeting last Thursday night. Julia Schaefer handled the bulk of Capac’s playmaking responsibilities that evening. She was credited with 18 assists. Cerenity...

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Columns

Gone to the dog park

Absence makes my heart grow fonder of my grand-dog Lily. I didn’t realize the depth of my affection until my daughter Ruth emailed a week ago Friday. “Want to meet us at the dog park tomorrow morning?” I glanced at October 16 on my desk calendar. Wide open. “What...

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Almont’s connection to the Salem Witch Trials

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, Susan Militello and her husband stopped at the museum. Susan was seeking information on her grandfather, Frank Wood Ring. The name seemed familiar to me but I could not place it. She said family history indicated that Frank had owned a...

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Synchronization of the seasons

Season: n 1: suitable or natural time or occasion: 2: a period of the year associated with some phase or activity of agriculture (as growth or harvesting) Season vb 1: to make palatable by adding salt or condiment 2: to make fit by experience Considering what might be...

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Pain can be a teacher, tool

“Pain is an old friend.” So said Doctor Strange in the eponymous movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he faced down mega villain Dormammu to prevent him from invading our dimension. Most people that I know would not call pain a friend. Most people call...

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Opinion

Weatherizing help for low-income families

It’s more apparent these days that the seasons are in transition and soon, the cold weather will be upon us. That change in the weather also means a drain on the bank accounts of low income families who struggle to pay their energy bills. In honor of October being...

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Champion Bus: Inevitable and unfortunate

The news that Champion Bus will soon be closing its doors for good was very disappointing but certainly not surprising. Having been bought and sold numerous times in the last several years, usually as part of a divestiture move by a parent company, it became apparent...

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Who should our voting neighbors be?

Only a few weeks remain before new voting districts will be adopted and become law by year’s end. It will be interesting to see what those final maps look like and consider the long-term effects they’ll have on elections in Michigan now that an independent citizens...

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Fall on the road: Buses, combines, motorcycles

No matter the season, there are things drivers need to keep top of mind and heading into the heart of fall it seems appropriate to offer a reminder of what to expect on area roadways. School has been in session now for more than a month but in light of an incident...

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Obituaries

Vincent “Vince” Famularo Jr., 74

Vincent “Vince” Famularo Jr., 74

Vincent “Vince” Famularo Jr., age 74, of Imlay City, MI died Saturday, October 23, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Vincent Joseph Famularo Jr. was born May 22, 1947 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of the late Vincent Sr. and the late Lorraine...

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Martie Hrabcak, 84

Martie Hrabcak, 84

Martie Hrabcak, age 84, of Attica, MI died Friday, October 22, 2021 at Stonegate Health Campus of Lapeer, MI. Martha Sue Wilkins was born December 13, 1936 in Warren, MI. She was the daughter of the late Brady and the late Mary (Rector) Wilkins. She grew up in Warren,...

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John Donald Conrad, 70

John Donald Conrad, 70

John Donald Conrad - Dec. 28, 1950 to Oct. 17, 2021 John was born in Cass City, MI to Homer and Josephine Conrad and raised in the Capac area. He joined the Marines and served his country for four years. He remained proud of his military service. In 1973 he met and...

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Arthur “Art” Mitchell, 88

Arthur “Art” Mitchell, 88

Arthur “Art” Mitchell, age 88, of Imlay City, MI died Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Stonegate Health Campus of Lapeer, MI. Arthur Joseph Mitchell was born January 3, 1933 in Ithica, NY. He was the son of the late Arthur and the late Marion (Gasnick) Mitchell. Art grew...

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