Teen gives vintage items new life

Izzy Aune creates, sells skateboards made from old skis IMLAY CITY — Twenty-twenty Imlay City High School graduate Izzy Aune is the proud creator of Bumfoot Longboards. Izzy searches out vintage water skis and turns them into unique longboard skateboards. Her hobby...

Council seeks second interview with finalist

Manager candidate withdraws from consideration, then reverses course ALMONT — The Almont Village Council has narrowed down their search for a new village manager. After reviewing eight applications, and interviewing their top three choices, the council voted 5-2 to...

Yarbroughs investing in Almont

Business owners replacing obsolete spaces with new ALMONT — If you’ve driven through downtown Almont in recent days, you cannot help but notice the physical changes taking place on the west side of Main Street. What you are witnessing is a major building...

Lewis recognized on preseason team

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s Parker Lewis was named by The Times Herald to this year’s preseason boys’ basketball team recently. The 6-6 forward is coming off a junior campaign which saw him average 10.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per contest. He...

Times Updates

Hospital offering free antibody tests

TRI-CITY AREA — Free COVID-19 antibody tests are currently being offered at Marlette Regional Hospital. Kohler Propane has provided the funds for 100 tests and the hospital is making them available to the public. “Steve Kohler recov ered from COVID-19 but is...

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News

Teen gives vintage items new life

Teen gives vintage items new life

Izzy Aune creates, sells skateboards made from old skis IMLAY CITY — Twenty-twenty Imlay City High School graduate Izzy Aune is the proud creator of Bumfoot Longboards. Izzy searches out vintage water skis and turns them into unique longboard skateboards. Her hobby...

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Council seeks second interview with finalist

Council seeks second interview with finalist

Manager candidate withdraws from consideration, then reverses course ALMONT — The Almont Village Council has narrowed down their search for a new village manager. After reviewing eight applications, and interviewing their top three choices, the council voted 5-2 to...

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Yarbroughs investing in Almont

Yarbroughs investing in Almont

Business owners replacing obsolete spaces with new ALMONT — If you’ve driven through downtown Almont in recent days, you cannot help but notice the physical changes taking place on the west side of Main Street. What you are witnessing is a major building...

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County seniors identify transportation as issue

County seniors identify transportation as issue

Local foundation eyes funds, collaboration to fill the need LAPEER COUNTY — A recent survey conducted by the Four County Community Foundation revealed that the lack of public transportation is of significant concern to many Lapeer County residents. 4CCF Director Kathy...

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Sports

Lewis recognized on preseason team

Lewis recognized on preseason team

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s Parker Lewis was named by The Times Herald to this year’s preseason boys’ basketball team recently. The 6-6 forward is coming off a junior campaign which saw him average 10.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per contest. He...

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Stine set to bowl at Cleary University

Stine set to bowl at Cleary University

    ALMONT — Almont’s Reis Stine signed a letter of intent to join the Cleary University men’s bowling team (Howell, Michigan) this past week. Stine also received recruiting interest from Cornerstone University. Last winter Stine attracted their attention...

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North Branch state playoff run ends

NORTH BRANCH — The North Branch football team closed out their season with a 38-0 loss to Detroit Country Day in a Division 4 regional championship confrontation last Saturday. Lapeer is where the action unfolded. With the decision, Detroit Country Day improves to...

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Denver signs with Catawba College

Denver signs with Catawba College

  IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s Jessica Denver signed a letter of intent to become a part of the Catawba (Salisbury, North Carolina) women’s cross country and track programs this past Friday. She is coming off an outstanding senior season with Imlay City’s cross...

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Columns

Searching for the truth

My father once did a colored sketch of a landscape with red grass that I recall seeing when I was four. The first thing that struck me was that the grass was not green like my experience told me it should be. The more I thought about that red grass, the more puzzled I...

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Mrs. Bradley’s field trip

Field trip: a visit to a place (such as a museum) made by students to learn about something. Webster Dictionary Just when I thought life couldn’t be any better than Hobo Pies and S’mores, Mrs. Bradley took my Brownie troop to a ballet. We followed her inside Ford...

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Priorities and pancakes

My husband woke with pancakes on his mind this morning. “You thinking of Gram again?” I asked. He grinned like a boy. “She fed us grandkids pancakes with bottles of Log Cabin syrup every summer.” Bessie and Milton Underwood owned and operated the Presque Isle Lodge...

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The making of “Remembrances of Almont 2020”

The Almont Community Historical Society (ACHS) homecoming book, “Remembrances of Almont 2020” is the eighth in a series of books written for the Homecoming celebrations. Hildamae Waltz Bowman wrote the first four books for the 1970, 1976, 1985 and 1990 “Community”...

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Opinion

Don’t pick up that phone

For obvious reasons, public health officials are glad that many residents are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Although it will take time, the vaccine appears to be the best tool at our disposal to emerge from our almost year-long pandemic. Anticipating the...

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Smaller communities need a strong voice too

Imlay City and Almont deserve to have a strong representative on the county commission. Ian Kempf made a commitment to being that kind of elected official for the past 20 years and we hope that his successor in District 7, Bryan Zender, will do the same. District 7...

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Channeling unity for the good of all

It’s kind of rare when one event defines almost an entire year but the coronavirus pandemic has done just that. A lot has happened in the last 12 months, but everyone on every level has been touched by the virus in some way. We’ve known someone who got sick or sadly,...

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Re-working Christmas to spread cheer

This has been a difficult year, to say the least. Since March our every day lives have been impacted by the coronavirus in ways both big and small. Now we’re on the cusp of Christmas, likely the biggest holiday on the calendar, and those challenges only seem to...

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Obituaries

Kevin Knibbe, 53

Kevin Knibbe, 53

Kevin Knibbe, 53, of Lapeer, MI died suddenly, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at home in Lapeer. Kevin Dale Knibbe was born August 24, 1967 at Fort Benning, near Columbus, GA. He was the son of Hendrik “Hank” and the late Peggy (Harley) Knibbe. Kevin grew up in the Attica...

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Anne Spearing, 69

Anne Spearing, 69

Anne Spearing, 69, of Attica, MI died Friday, January 1, 2021 at home in Attica. Anne Coletta Spearing was born July 26, 1951 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late James and the late Loretta (Walby) Spearing. She grew up in Warren, MI. Anne is a graduate of...

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George Otto Spiller, 92

George Otto Spiller, 92

George Otto Spiller, 92, of Capac, passed away January 5, 2021, surrounded by family in the comfort of his home. He was born July 23, 1928, in Royal Oak, the son of the late George and Helen (Woolard) Spiller. George married Thelma Jean Struck on August 2, 1949. They...

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JoAnne Marie Wiegand, 85

Our beautiful energetic mother, JoAnne Marie Wiegand of Almont, MI, joined Dad and Jesus on January 6, 2021 after a battle with multiple myeloma and anemia. She was born on April 28, 1935 to John and Mary Brohl. She grew up on a family farm on Common Road in Warren...

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