Capac gets grant for new buses

Fuel Transformation Program promises cost savings and reduced emissions CAPAC — The school district is the recipient of a state grant that will help them add new, “greener” buses to their fleet. Last month, the multi-district consortium they participated in for...

Isolation means adjustment for residents and staff

Maple Vista adopts a ‘no visitors’ policy IMLAY CITY — Given that senior citizens are considered to be at higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus, staff and management at Sanctuary at Maple Vista are taking every measure to ensure the safety and wellness of its...

Gift cards help restaurants, pantries

Foundation boosts businesses, those who need food assistance during pandemic TRI-CITY AREA — In hopes to help both families and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, the Four County Community Foundation has turned to gift cards. Recently, the group’s...

Times selects All-Area hoop team

The players and the numbers they produced in shortened season TRI-CITY AREA — Week in and week out you have read about their accomplishments on these sports pages, now it is time to reveal which players set themselves apart from the rest. Here is a look at who gained...

Times Updates

Girl’s colored hearts help to bring smiles

Girl’s colored hearts help to bring smiles

Six year-old Myla Brown’s art project inspires a community CAPAC — Things can be confusing when you’re six years old, full of energy and limited to spending your days stuck at home. For now, that is the life of Capac kindergartener Myla Brown and millions of other...

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St. Clair County starts to report recovery numbers

TRI-CITY AREA — As of Tuesday, March 31, Lapeer County’s COVID-19 case count stood at seven and St. Clair County’s had climbed to 31, but they noted five of those individuals have since recovered from the virus. “Over the next few weeks, many communities, likely...

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News

Chamber opts to postpone events

Chamber opts to postpone events

Chamber auction, Busker Fest put on hold for indefinite time IMLAY CITY — Due to uncertainty about the duration of the coronavirus, the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Board voted on Monday, March 30, to postpone indefinitely the annual Chamber Auction and the 2020...

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Capac gets grant for new buses

Capac gets grant for new buses

Fuel Transformation Program promises cost savings and reduced emissions CAPAC — The school district is the recipient of a state grant that will help them add new, “greener” buses to their fleet. Last month, the multi-district consortium they participated in for...

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Isolation means adjustment for residents and staff

Isolation means adjustment for residents and staff

Maple Vista adopts a ‘no visitors’ policy IMLAY CITY — Given that senior citizens are considered to be at higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus, staff and management at Sanctuary at Maple Vista are taking every measure to ensure the safety and wellness of its...

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Gift cards help restaurants, pantries

Gift cards help restaurants, pantries

Foundation boosts businesses, those who need food assistance during pandemic TRI-CITY AREA — In hopes to help both families and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, the Four County Community Foundation has turned to gift cards. Recently, the group’s...

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Sports

Times selects All-Area hoop team

Times selects All-Area hoop team

The players and the numbers they produced in shortened season TRI-CITY AREA — Week in and week out you have read about their accomplishments on these sports pages, now it is time to reveal which players set themselves apart from the rest. Here is a look at who gained...

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Times makes girls’ basketball picks

Times makes girls’ basketball picks

  TRI-CITY AREA — From the opening game until the last, these competitors made a name for themselves with their outstanding play out on the court. Here is a look at who made the 2019-20 edition of The Tri-City Times All-Area girls’ basketball lineup and the...

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Foster gets a win for Cornerstone

Foster gets a win for Cornerstone

CAPAC — Cornerstone University’s Michael Foster, a Capac High School graduate, was his team’s pitcher of record in a 9-1 triumph against Judson on Wednesday, February 26. Auburndale, Florida is where the action unfolded. With the outcome, Cornerstone improved to 1-6...

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LeFevere places twice, Measel cracks top-ten

TRI-CITY AREA — Robin LeFevere, a 2019 graduate of Imlay City High School, helped the Oakland University women’s track team bring home a second-place finish at the Horizon League Track and Field Indoor Championships recently. It marked the third straight season...

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Columns

Spring peepers, silver linings

I cried inconsolably when my father uprooted us from our Kentucky farm to Detroit in 1954. To soothe my homesickness, Mom taught my two sisters and me how to make hollyhock ballerinas with toothpicks. She bought us ice cream at Brown’s Creamery. I loved spinning on...

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Birdsong and a prayer

A harbinger of spring, we tackled the asparagus patch this week. Mel pulled dried weeds and pushed loads of compost uphill. With shovel in hand, I assessed my half of the labor. Yes, our food is worth the work. Fastidious about my gardens’ borders, I began with a...

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A nice but strange homecoming

I think I had forgotten exactly how much I had missed winter in Michigan. Despite wreaking hell on my nasal passages, there is something electrifyingly rejuvenating in inhaling the crisp outdoor air, with its ubiquitous scent of campfire. Even its chilly caress on my...

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The beginning of a new world

Living with uncertainty is bringing me down. I am a planner. How can I plan anything when every day I wake up to different parameters and damage reports? Of one thing I am certain, society is about to find out what it’s like to pare down our material items and make...

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Opinion

What can be gained in a pandemic?

How might our community change once the threat of COVID-19 has passed? As closures threaten to go on for several more weeks, it’s only natural to dwell on what could be lost during this pandemic but, in an effort to stay positive, it helps to focus on all that could...

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Supporting local businesses in crisis

Some effects of the Great Recession still linger but many economists note the coronavirus effect will be much larger in scale and broader. Our most recent financial crisis was centered mainly on housing and the banking and automotive sectors. Today’s crisis will...

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Be smart and stay safe

These are unsettling times. In just a matter of days, a virus has seemingly upended our every day lives. We knew COVID-19 was coming to our shores from what seemed like faraway places but the developments and consequences from this fierce illness came much quicker...

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Celebrating Food and Agriculture Month

In proclaiming March as Michigan Food and Agriculture Month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared the state’s industries in that realm as a “national powerhouse” and she’s right. Michigan has the ideal climate, some of the best people and great resources to produce a...

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Obituaries

Carol Combs, 75

Carol Combs, 75

Carol Combs, 75, of Imlay City, MI died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Suncrest Nursing Care (Lapeer County Medical Care Facility) of Lapeer, MI. Carol Ann Combs was born March 2, 1945 in Almont, MI. She was the daughter of the late Homer and the late Mildred (Dahn)...

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Katherine “Kathy” Childers, 70

Katherine “Kathy” Childers, age 70, of Imlay City, MI died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Katherine Jean Green was born March 16, 1950 in Pontiac, MI. She was the daughter of the late Lester Merle and the late Betty Jean (Martin)...

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Diana Mary Stroman, 75

Diana Mary Stroman, 75

Diana Mary Stroman, December 31, 1944 - March 25, 2020 In celebration and appreciation of Diana’s life, her loved ones wish to acknowledge she was one of the kindest, sweetest, strongest, most loving and devoted souls who graced us in this life. Diana, whether a...

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Robert “Bob” Gram, 75

Robert “Bob” Gram, 75, of Attica (recently of Traverse City), MI, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Medi-Lodge of Traverse City, MI. Robert Leo Gram was born August 15, 1944 in Port Huron, MI. He was the son of the late Leo and the late Pearl (Holmes) Gram. Bob grew...

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