Suspicious death, shooting in Dryden

LAPEER — A 37 year-old Ferndale man, Lydell Dukes, has been charged in the shooting death of Jason Stefanski whose body was found in a Dryden Township ditch on Sunday morning. At a joint press conference Wednesday, September 11, Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna,...

Almont hosts Heritage Fest this weekend

Event features live music, car show, fun for kids   ALMONT — Almont residents of all ages are cordially invited to take part in this year’s “Almont Heritage Festival” to take place Sept. 13-14. The family-friendly event is coordinated by the Almont...

Imlay City girls win Genesee Invite

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City girls’ cross country team pulled up first among Division 1 entries last Saturday at the Genesee Invitational. Imlay City’s winning output was 52 points. Jessica Denver led Imlay City with a first-place finish. It took her 20:33.19 to...

Almont cruises past Imlay, 56-7

  TRI-CITY AREA — Almont claimed a 56-7 win at visiting Imlay City’s expense in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football matchup last Friday night. With the decision, Almont moves to 2-0 and 1-0. Imlay City slips to 1-1 and 0-1. “It was nice to open...

News

Investigation ongoing in construction death

Worker dies in reported cave-in at Imlay City condominium site IMLAY CITY — An investigation continues into the tragic death of a 38-year-old worker at a construction site in Imlay City Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12. Imlay City Fire Chief Rick Horton said firefighters...

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Suspicious death, shooting in Dryden

Suspicious death, shooting in Dryden

LAPEER — A 37 year-old Ferndale man, Lydell Dukes, has been charged in the shooting death of Jason Stefanski whose body was found in a Dryden Township ditch on Sunday morning. At a joint press conference Wednesday, September 11, Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna,...

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Almont hosts Heritage Fest this weekend

Almont hosts Heritage Fest this weekend

Event features live music, car show, fun for kids   ALMONT — Almont residents of all ages are cordially invited to take part in this year’s “Almont Heritage Festival” to take place Sept. 13-14. The family-friendly event is coordinated by the Almont Downtown...

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Great reviews for Outdoor Weekend

Great reviews for Outdoor Weekend

Event draws thousands to fairgrounds   IMLAY CITY — So how would one evaluate the success of the 2019 Woods-N-News Outdoor Weekend on Sept. 6-8. Perhaps the best way is to ask some people who were in attendance at the 33rd annual three-day event at the Eastern...

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‘Sippin’ in the Mitten’ opens eyes in Almont

‘Sippin’ in the Mitten’ opens eyes in Almont

ALMONT — Anyone passing through downtown Almont Saturday morning, Sept. 7, could not help but notice the long lines waiting to enter the village’s newest business at 102 S. Main. St. All the activity coincided with the official opening of “Sippin’ in the Mitten,” a...

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‘Learning  Link’ a boost for students  in Capac

‘Learning Link’ a boost for students in Capac

New free program offers support for after-school study CAPAC — A free snack, bus ride home and help with homework–that’s what Capac Community Schools will offer their students this school year through their new Learning Link program. The after-school offering was...

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Imlay City Rd. project nears completion

Imlay City Rd. project nears completion

LAPEER COUNTY — The Imlay City Road resurfacing projects is nearing completion. If the weather cooperated, the contractor was due to start laying the final lift of asphalt yesterday, September 3. Destain Gingell of the Lapeer County Road Commission said that process...

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Imlay grad, colleagues give back

Imlay grad, colleagues give back

Realty Executives Main Street Lapeer brokers pay off district’s lunch debt   IMLAY CITY — A group of community-minded real estate agents last week made things a little easier for the Imlay City school district and the students who attend classes there. Realty...

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Outdoor Weekend is here!

Outdoor Weekend is here!

Crowd gathers to watch the action at the ‘Ultimate Air Dogs’ pool at last year’s Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend. Woods-N-Water News hosts 33rd event at Imlay City fairgrounds   IMLAY CITY — Thirty-three years ago the management and staff of Woods-N-Waters News...

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‘Outdoor Weekend’ is a family tradition

‘Outdoor Weekend’ is a family tradition

IMLAY CITY — So what is it that makes the Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend one of Michigan’s most popular late summer family events? For the many regular Outdoor Weekend visitors, it’s just about everything. Whether it’s the more than 250 vendors displaying and...

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Sports

Almont captures another BWAC Jamboree

Almont captures another BWAC Jamboree

TRI-CITY AREA — Brandi Kautz posted a medalist round of 40 to lead Almont to a first-place finish Monday at a Blue Water Area Conference Jamboree Tournament. Castle Creek Golf Course, in Lum, is where the action unfolded. Almont’s winning total was 187. They were...

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Capac drops clash to Caro

Capac drops clash to Caro

CAPAC — The Capac varsity football team continues to seek their first win for the 2019 campaign following a 19-0 loss to visiting non-league counterpart Caro last Friday night. With the outcome, Capac now stands at 0-2 this season. In Friday’s contest, Capac spotted...

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Imlay City girls win Genesee Invite

Imlay City girls win Genesee Invite

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City girls’ cross country team pulled up first among Division 1 entries last Saturday at the Genesee Invitational. Imlay City’s winning output was 52 points. Jessica Denver led Imlay City with a first-place finish. It took her 20:33.19 to cover...

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Almont cruises past Imlay, 56-7

Almont cruises past Imlay, 56-7

  TRI-CITY AREA — Almont claimed a 56-7 win at visiting Imlay City’s expense in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football matchup last Friday night. With the decision, Almont moves to 2-0 and 1-0. Imlay City slips to 1-1 and 0-1. “It was nice to open BWAC...

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Imlay City posts 2-1 mark in  Port Huron

Imlay City posts 2-1 mark in Port Huron

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity volleyball team gave a good account of themselves, going 2-1 last Wednesday at the Port Huron quad. Imlay City opened action with a 20-25, 25-22, 5-15 loss to Port Huron. That was followed by a 25-14, 12-25, 15-9 win against St....

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Capac starts season with a 28-0 setback

CAPAC — The Capac varsity football team got their season underway with a 28-0 road loss to non-league counterpart Vassar last Thursday night. The contest was halted with 9:59 showing on the third quarter due to threatening skies. It was not resumed. “One of the keys...

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Almont rolls  to 54-6 win  in opener

Almont rolls to 54-6 win in opener

Raiders flex their muscles in first half of non-league clash ALMONT — Almont handed visiting New Haven a 54-6 setback in a non-league varsity football encounter last Thursday. The clash marked the season-opener for both combatants. “It was nice to get back out on the...

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Almont golf team nabs first place

ALMONT — The Almont girls’ golf team earned a first-place finish at a Blue Water Area Conference Tournament last Wednesday. Richmond Forest Golf Course is where the action unfolded. Almont’s pacesetting total was a 192. Armada (219), Yale (232), Rochester Hills...

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Two towns, one team, one win

Two towns, one team, one win

Imlay City/Dryden co-op victorious, 27-19   TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City/Dryden co-op varsity football saw to it they would prevail, pulling out a 27-19 victory over visiting Vassar in a non-league game which started last Thursday and concluded Friday. With the...

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Imlay City team reaches silver finals

Imlay City team reaches silver finals

  IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity volleyball team wound up with a 1-3-1 mark last Saturday at the Bad Axe Invitational. Imlay City started things off with a 12-25, 23-25 pool play loss to Midland. That was followed by a 12-25, 10-25 setback to Cass City; and...

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Columns

Always in search of the sublime

Oh, the air wafted sweetly from the sea. Not like the humid, oppressive torpor of Vietnam: lighter, crisper. With the sun kissing my face, I walked amid the amber wheat, the green pastures and the rolling hills, walking, becoming lost in the brambles and then found...

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Homecomings

Who couldn’t love newborn autumn in Michigan? With summer vacations archived in photos and memories, we flock again to high school and college football fields to cheer our team to victory. Alumni, students, and parents clap to the beat of marching bands. In small to...

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Convenience of compartmentalizing

I have managed, so far at least, to keep the fact that my retirement date is very near separate from the fact that this involves a great loss and major energetic shift. For the longest time I called myself “a writer.” From the time I was six years old I just knew I...

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The courage to say no, striving for integrity

I am going to have to make some very difficult decisions soon. These decisions, they’re not happy ones. They’re not akin to choosing which university to attend, or where to take a vacation. Nope. These decisions are going to be quite sobering, an appropriate...

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Simple abundance

Years ago I spied my favorite pail at the Armada Flea Market. Light gray enamel with a graceful mouth wider than the bottom, it called my name. More a large bowl than a bucket, the utilitarian design includes two handles. The lathed, wood grip in the middle of the...

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Heartfelt thanks to colleague, friend

“Say it ain’t so!” That was my first reaction when Catherine Minolli told me she was going to retire from her job as editor of the Tri-City Times in September. Catherine is one of my very favorite people and closest friends. And believe it or not, I’ve never even met...

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Living in ‘the country,’ living the dream

When my husband and I moved out here in the early spring of 1992, it was a dream come true for me. I’d always had this big idea to move out to “the country” and “be a writer.” I’d worked in the legal field for almost a decade, and while it was fascinating and paid...

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Lost after losing life of addiction

I can’t see. I mean, I’m not blind, so maybe I should be careful how I describe my sight. I wouldn’t say that I have a disability. It’s not like that. It’s less like that and more like every word I read is frustratingly blurry. Even now, as I type these words, and...

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Mutual mentors remembered

Several weeks ago, Connie invited me to Frankenmuth for a reunion with old friends from the former Redeemer Baptist Church in Warren. The nucleus of several women’s groups, Connie rattled off names I recalled from the ’60s and ’70s. Some women I haven’t seen since....

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More treasures from Tri-City Times

“Good morning, Cath-urn,” she’d say with a big smile, eyes shining behind her big glasses. “How’ve you been, my friend?” she’d ask. I’d pause by her desk in the front office and say, “Not too bad, Rosie, not bad at all,” and we’d both laugh. My trip down memory lane...

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Opinion

One person makes difference for many

An Almont-area woman’s determination to make improvements to a park that is part of the village’s history inspired others to chip in and help. Known only as ‘Sid,’ in the story in this week’s paper, the woman sought no recognition for her role in sprucing up Murphy...

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Be prepared with REAL ID

Travelers may not know that a new mandate called ‘REAL ID’ will kick in on October 1, 2020. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued the following important reminder that will affect anyone who travels by air as on that date and beyond. From coast to coast, state to...

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LCVA marks milestone with salute to veterans

For the past 50 years, the Lapeer County Department of Veterans Affairs has been committed to offering assistance to area veterans and their families. The Department provides services that connect veterans and provide access to federal, state and local benefits which...

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Police remind motorists with new campaign

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, local and state law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists not to drink and drive. A three-week holiday weekend enforcement effort is underway. Called the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign, it runs through...

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Mitchell still has time for campaign promises

Nearly everyone who’s anyone was surprised when Paul Mitchell announced last month that he wouldn’t seek re-election to Congress after his second term concludes in 2020. He said he wanted to spend more time with his family and had grown frustrated with gridlock in...

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Backpack giveaway a boost for Capac kids

While it’s hard to believe area youths will head back to the classrooms in just a few weeks, it is a reality around the Tri-City area. That means helping students be prepared for the new school year with adequate school supplies. Blue Water Community Action, a...

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Carpe Diem Class of 2019!

This Sunday, one door will close and another will open wide for the hundreds of young people in the Tri-City area as they say farewell to their high school days and venture out into our ever-changing and increasingly challenging world. What can we say to these...

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Obituaries

Cameron Patrick Schrader, 29

Cameron Patrick Schrader, 29

Cameron Patrick Schrader, age 29 of Lapeer, passed away September 6, 2019. He was born November 2, 1989 in Port Huron, MI. Cameron was a graduate of Lapeer West High School, class of 2008. Cameron was kind and thoughtful with a heart of gold and would do anything for...

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June Ella Hough, 91

June Ella Hough, 91

, a longtime member of the Almont community, went home to be with the Lord, September 8, 2019 at home. She was born June 5, 1928 in Romeo, MI the daughter of Kenneth and Thelma (Henderson) Wilson of Allenton. After graduating from Almont High School in 1945 she...

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Gerard Sirois, Jr., 87

Gerard Sirois, Jr., 87

Gerard Sirois, Jr., 87, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019. Gerard Louis Sirois, Jr. was born August 22nd of 1932 in Detroit, MI. He grew up in Roseville, MI after the family moved into their new country home. Gerard had two sisters, Patricia Lorraine and Judy...

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John Patrick “Pat” McCormick, 87

John Patrick “Pat” McCormick, 87

John Patrick “Pat” McCormick, 87, of Springfield, formerly of Michigan, passed away on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Concordia Village. He was born on March 29, 1932 in Almont, MI to Harry and Sarah Miller McCormick. John married Shirley Swinson in Ann Arbor, MI on...

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Carol Hicks, 85

Carol Hicks, 85

Carol Hicks, age 85, of Attica, MI died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility in Lapeer, MI. Carol Jean Noetzold was born December 22, 1933 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and the late Lillian (Fouchey) Noetzold....

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