Lapeer’s Esteem Team honors World War II vet

Pvt. Claude Welch, 92, lauded during event at VFW Post 2492 IMLAY CITY — It’s never too late to acknowledge a World War II veteran. That was the sentiment of Lapeer County’s Veterans Esteem Team members, who on Tuesday (Oct. 6) honored 92-year-old Pvt. Claude Welch of...

MDOT eyes boulevard in Imlay City

Proposed 2026 project aims to help minimize crashes in area IMLAY CITY — Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) officials are recommending a boulevard be constructed on M-53 between Newark Rd. and Borland Rd. to minimize the frequency of traffic accidents in the...

Imlay City claims a BWAC title

  IMLAY CITY — Imlay City clinched the Blue Water Area Conference championship Monday, accomplishing the feat with a 4-0 triumph against visiting league counterpart Cros-Lex. With the outcome, Imlay City (10-1 versus BWAC rivals and overall) earns their fifth...

Spartans run mark to 3-1

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City saw to it that their string of success would continue, handing visiting Yale a 28-13 setback in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Friday night. With the decision, Imlay City improves to 3-1 versus BWAC counterparts and...

Times Updates

Lapeer, St. Clair counties report COVID-19 deaths

TRI-CITY AREA — Coronavirus case numbers have experienced a steep rise in the past week. Lapeer County has recorded 42 new cases between October 6-12 and St. Clair County is reporting 94 during that same time period. Five additional COVID-19 deaths have also been...

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News

Five candidates seek board seats in Almont

Three, six-year terms to be decided in Nov. ALMONT — Voters will have five candidates to choose from for three open seats on the Almont Board of Education. Current members whose terms are expiring include Paul Bowman, Jill Bowman-O’Neil and John Brzozowski. Of the...

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Lapeer’s Esteem Team honors World War II vet

Lapeer’s Esteem Team honors World War II vet

Pvt. Claude Welch, 92, lauded during event at VFW Post 2492 IMLAY CITY — It’s never too late to acknowledge a World War II veteran. That was the sentiment of Lapeer County’s Veterans Esteem Team members, who on Tuesday (Oct. 6) honored 92-year-old Pvt. Claude Welch of...

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Fate of dogs to be decided next month

Animals attacked an Almont Township woman in February LAPEER — Two dogs that attacked a 51-year-old Almont Twp. woman on Feb. 14, 2020, will remain sheltered at a facility until mid-November. The pair of Caucasian Ovcharka Shepherd dogs were among three dogs running...

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MDOT eyes boulevard in Imlay City

MDOT eyes boulevard in Imlay City

Proposed 2026 project aims to help minimize crashes in area IMLAY CITY — Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) officials are recommending a boulevard be constructed on M-53 between Newark Rd. and Borland Rd. to minimize the frequency of traffic accidents in the...

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Sports

Dryden turns  back North Huron in league action

Dryden turns back North Huron in league action

DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity volleyball team returned from North Huron with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23 North Central Thumb League triumph last Thursday night. Erin Boettcher paced Dryden, registering 18 kills. She was backed by Alyssa Daoud (15 kills), Ashley...

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Imlay City claims a BWAC title

Imlay City claims a BWAC title

  IMLAY CITY — Imlay City clinched the Blue Water Area Conference championship Monday, accomplishing the feat with a 4-0 triumph against visiting league counterpart Cros-Lex. With the outcome, Imlay City (10-1 versus BWAC rivals and overall) earns their fifth...

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Spartans run mark to 3-1

Spartans run mark to 3-1

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City saw to it that their string of success would continue, handing visiting Yale a 28-13 setback in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football game last Friday night. With the decision, Imlay City improves to 3-1 versus BWAC counterparts and...

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Hellebuyck, Kautz, head to golf finals

ALMONT — The Almont girls’ golf team registered a fourth-place finish last Wednesday at a Division 4 regional. Washtenaw Golf Club, in Ypsilanti, is where the tournament was contested. Royal Oak Shrine (395), Wixom St. Catherine of Siena Academy and Ann Arbor...

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Columns

Two rooms of my own

When our youngest daughter claimed her independence, my husband gained her bathroom. He moved his health and beauty aids from our master-bedroom bath to the other, just nine easy steps away. Since I’d never known the benefits of my own bathroom, I first founded a...

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Loving Lily

Ruth called the third week in July. “Mom, I bought a puppy.” “I didn’t know you wanted a pet.” My youngest daughter lives in a house with more windows than timber. Enough to make a mother worry and suggest a dog might be a good idea for safety’s sake. But I held my...

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The darkest hour of my life

These late September chrysanthemum days saturate my natural senses with the faculty of memory. While I separate laundry in the morning, the ruddy scent of football season recalls my dorm room on Central Michigan University’s campus. I know the rustle of autumn’s...

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Oh my ganache!

What happens when you whisk one cup simmering heavy whipping cream, one cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and two tablespoons butter together? Ganache! A no-fuss, no-fail recipe sure to raise eyebrows as a glaze, icing, or sauce. Fond of...

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Opinion

Making our interconnected world safer

We take great pains to protect our valuable possessions. We put our money into banks for safe keeping, lock the doors to our homes and vehicles and carry insurance on a wide variety of our belongings. Unfortunately, it appears we need to utilize some of those same...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15. People, organizations, businesses and more take the opportunity to celebrate the rich cultures of Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the...

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Youth and the dangers of underage drinking

Now that students have started their college academic year either on campus or online, it’s the ideal time for parents to talk with their kids about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking. Although it might seem counterintuitive, the Michigan Liquor Control...

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Our commitment to informing voters

Nothing much is business as usual in these trying times and that includes elections. Subsequently our coverage of elections has begun to change too. Because a growing number of residents are opting to vote absentee, our newspaper has adjusted the way we profile...

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Obituaries

John William Tamba Sr., 74

John William Tamba Sr., 74

John William Tamba Sr., 74, of Lynn Township, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, at McLaren Port Huron Hospital. He was born September 22, 1946, in Capac, the son of the late Constantin and Ruth B. (Lyle) Tamba. His marriage to Brookie Gail Maynard was February 17,...

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Michael Louis Engel, 76

Michael Louis Engel, age 76, a 40 year resident of Dryden, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Michael was born September 17, 1944 in San Angelo, TX, the son of Norman Louis Engel and Norma (Pennington) Engel. Michael enlisted in the United States Navy and fought...

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Patrick William Hoeksema, 51

Patrick William Hoeksema, 51

Patrick William Hoeksema, a resident of Lyon Township, passed from this life on October 4, 2020 at the age of 51. Patrick (Pat) was the loving husband of Tara and cherished father of Colin, 17, and Nathan, 13. He was the dear son of Gary and Evelyn and brother of Mark...

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Florence Merle Matichuk, 87

Florence Merle Matichuk, 87, a former resident of Capac, MI and Lakeland, FL, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2020. She was born February 13, 1933 in Insinger, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Wus) Kowalchuk. She married her beloved husband Don in...

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