Pool to open Sat., May 28

Imlay City pool & splash pad prepped for summer season   IMLAY CITY — The sunny skies and rising temperatures can mean only one thing for area children and families looking to cool off; the reopening of the Al Norlin Memorial Swimming Pool and new splash pad...

Public hearing draws big crowd

Commission to vote on solar facility proposals at special June 11 meeting   GOODLAND TWP. — On June 11, approximately one month after Saturday’s public hearing, the Goodland Township Planning Commission plans to reconvene again at the Knights of Columbus Hall to...

Raiders win by 25-shot margin

TRI-CITY AREA — Cameron Bourdeau, Manny Goldstein and Garrett Earegood shot 41s over nine holes, helping the Almont boys’ golf team register a top finish at a Blue Water Area Conference Jamboree Tournament on Monday at Castle Creek Golf Club. Almont’s pacesetting...

Capac wins Peck tourney

CAPAC — The Capac varsity softball team went 3-0 en route to a top finish last Saturday at the Jimmy Johnston Tournament in Peck. In the opener, Capac obtained an 8-5 triumph against Peck. Cerenity Helzer (a single and a homer) and Chloe Schocke (a pair of singles)...

Times Updates

Polly Ann Trail Run/Walk Saturday, June 4 at ICHS

Sign-up begins for participants in event to raise funds for trail   IMLAY CITY — Whether you prefer to run or walk, the traditional Polly Ann Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, June 4 will help you start your day on the right foot. The 15th Annual Friends of the Polly...

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News

Pool to open Sat., May 28

Pool to open Sat., May 28

Imlay City pool & splash pad prepped for summer season   IMLAY CITY — The sunny skies and rising temperatures can mean only one thing for area children and families looking to cool off; the reopening of the Al Norlin Memorial Swimming Pool and new splash pad...

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Public hearing draws big crowd

Public hearing draws big crowd

Commission to vote on solar facility proposals at special June 11 meeting   GOODLAND TWP. — On June 11, approximately one month after Saturday’s public hearing, the Goodland Township Planning Commission plans to reconvene again at the Knights of Columbus Hall to...

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GLWA preps for 2023 project

GLWA preps for 2023 project

New water mains to be installed in Imlay City, Almont   TRI-CITY AREA — One year from now, in the spring 2023, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) plans to be installing new water transmission mains in the Imlay City and Almont areas. Officials said that...

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First mammal deaths from disease reported locally

First mammal deaths from disease reported locally

State officials believe the kits were exposed from eating infected birds   TRI-CITY AREA — The state’s first confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza having spread to wild mammals has been made locally. Last week, the Michigan Department of Natural...

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Sports

Raiders win by 25-shot margin

Raiders win by 25-shot margin

TRI-CITY AREA — Cameron Bourdeau, Manny Goldstein and Garrett Earegood shot 41s over nine holes, helping the Almont boys’ golf team register a top finish at a Blue Water Area Conference Jamboree Tournament on Monday at Castle Creek Golf Club. Almont’s pacesetting...

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Capac wins Peck tourney

Capac wins Peck tourney

CAPAC — The Capac varsity softball team went 3-0 en route to a top finish last Saturday at the Jimmy Johnston Tournament in Peck. In the opener, Capac obtained an 8-5 triumph against Peck. Cerenity Helzer (a single and a homer) and Chloe Schocke (a pair of singles)...

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Raiders net a 7-1 win over Spartans

Raiders net a 7-1 win over Spartans

TRI-CITY AREA —Almont netted a 7-1 win against visiting Imlay City in a Blue Water Area Conference girls’ tennis clash on Tuesday, May 10. In individual action, Andrea Frederick fell by a 5-7, 5-7 top flight count to Hannah Sapp; Kaylee Brown obtained a 6-3, 7-5 win...

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Columns

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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Ain’t got time to die

Erna parked in my driveway at 5:45 p.m., fifteen minutes earlier than our take-off time. A good friend who resides in Romeo with her husband, I appreciate Erna’s punctuality. She wore a pink jacket and black pants, a floral scarf swathed gracefully around her neck. I...

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The blank page before us

Before me there is a blank page. The blank page represents the start of a new day. Each of us is issued one page at a time. Many are the pages of my previous days, most are filled with little that is remarkable or noteworthy to anyone else, but hopefully, few are...

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Opinion

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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A tip for candidates: Readers are voters

A quick glance at recent election filings shows that many races will have a crowded field in 2022. From our perspective as journalists, that means we’ll spend some extra time writing candidate profiles in the months to come. From the perspective of our readers and...

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Obituaries

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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Gail Kay Nash, 82

Gail Kay Nash, 82

A Celebration of Life for Gail Kay Nash will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022, noon to 4 p.m. at the Imlay City Eagles, 170 S. Almont Ave, Imlay City, MI 48444. Bring your stories and enjoy good friends, good food and good times.

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Grace Gerrard, 92

Grace Gerrard, 92

Grace Gerrard, age 92, of Almont, MI (formerly of Herford, AZ) died Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Angela’s House Assisted Living of Imlay City, MI. Grace Amelia Wiley was born January 20, 1930 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of the late Watson and the...

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Dale W. Schultz, 68

Dale W. Schultz, 68

Dale W. Schultz, age 68, a lifelong resident of Almont, MI, passed away on May 11, 2022 in Ft. Wayne, IN. Dale was born September 5, 1953 in Mt Clemens, MI, the son Paul A. and Sophia (Galaska) Schultz. Dale graduated from Almont High School in 1971and then moved to...

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