Holly Day Light Parade this Saturday

Lighted Christmas parade set to start at 7 p.m. on Main St.   ALMONT — The annual “Holly Day Light Parade” returns to downtown Almont on Saturday (Dec. 3) at 7 p.m. The parade will feature its usual array of lighted vehicles, tractors, floats, Almont fire trucks,...

Chamber to host ‘Winter Playground’

Dec. 10 holiday activities include a lighted parade and Santa Claus   IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Bishop is reminding residents that the 2022 Winter Playground and Christmas Parade are rapidly approaching. This year’s holiday...

Times unveils All-Area grid team

TRI-CITY AREA — Week in and week out these competitors knew what it took to get the job done out on the playing field. Here is a look at who earned a spot on the 2022 edition of the Tri-City Times All-Area football squad and the credentials they generated along the...

Galiana, Barragan among state’s best

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City had two of their players recognized when the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association announced the Division 3 All-State lineup recently. Sergio Galiana earned a spot on the team as a first team selection. The senior forward finished his...

Times Updates

The Bells now the home to Sunday vendor shows

Almont Market & Creators Show is weekly from 9-3   ALMONT —Almont Market and Creators Show has found its home at The Bells Event Center. Shows take place every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will include liquidators, auction resales, crafters, and more....

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News

Holly Day Light Parade this Saturday

Holly Day Light Parade this Saturday

Lighted Christmas parade set to start at 7 p.m. on Main St.   ALMONT — The annual “Holly Day Light Parade” returns to downtown Almont on Saturday (Dec. 3) at 7 p.m. The parade will feature its usual array of lighted vehicles, tractors, floats, Almont fire trucks,...

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Chamber to host ‘Winter Playground’

Chamber to host ‘Winter Playground’

Dec. 10 holiday activities include a lighted parade and Santa Claus   IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Bishop is reminding residents that the 2022 Winter Playground and Christmas Parade are rapidly approaching. This year’s holiday...

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Semi-truck strikes Imlay City viaduct

Semi-truck strikes Imlay City viaduct

Police report ‘no structural damage’ to R.R. overpass   IMLAY CITY — About once a year Imlay City police can count on a semi-truck striking the railroad viaduct at the intersection of Van Dyke (M-53) and Third Street. It happened again around 4:30 p.m. on...

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Pole barn is destroyed in fire

Pole barn is destroyed in fire

Imlay City firefighters assisted by neighboring departments   IMLAY CITY — Imlay City firefighters responded at around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 to a pole barn fire on N. Van Dyke Rd. Fire Chief Rick Horton said a passerby witnessed flames and heavy smoke...

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Sports

Times unveils All-Area grid team

Times unveils All-Area grid team

TRI-CITY AREA — Week in and week out these competitors knew what it took to get the job done out on the playing field. Here is a look at who earned a spot on the 2022 edition of the Tri-City Times All-Area football squad and the credentials they generated along the...

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Galiana, Barragan among state’s best

Galiana, Barragan among state’s best

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City had two of their players recognized when the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association announced the Division 3 All-State lineup recently. Sergio Galiana earned a spot on the team as a first team selection. The senior forward finished his...

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All-Area team is chosen

All-Area team is chosen

TRI-CITY AREA — From the opening match until the last, these athletes set themselves apart from the rest with their outstanding play. Here is a look at who earned a spot on the 2022 edition of the Tri-City Times All-Area volleyball lineup and the numbers they produced...

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Rodriguez runs half marathon for SC4 College

Rodriguez runs half marathon for SC4 College

CAPAC — Capac’s Ben Rodriguez competed for the St. Clair County Community College men’s cross country team at the NJCAA Half Marathon on Tuesday, November 15. The race was contested in Tallahassee, Florida. Rodriguez, who was making his debut over the 13.1 mile...

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Columns

Thankful pilgrims

The morning my third-born left for school with her two older sisters, I wrote my first journal entry in a castaway notebook. Then I drove to our local library. I could at last relax alone with a book until I picked up my baby from kindergarten. Rather than another...

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Formation of the West Berlin Methodist Church

The earliest pioneers did not attend established religious services – there were no churches. Initially, the families would read the Bible and possibly sing hymns at home. As additional people moved into the area, people with like religious beliefs would gather at a...

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The stories African violets tell

My granny grew the prettiest variety of African violets on her kitchen's windowsill. I could never keep one alive. Until December 2020. Dinner guests arrived bearing a beautiful basket filled with an arrangement of miniature perennials, the main attraction a light...

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Thanksgiving

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever." (Psalm 118:1 New Living Translation). As I look out the window there is a light blanket of fluffy whiteness on the ground. With the coming of the snow, things began to feel like Thanksgiving...

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Opinion

Much to be thankful for

Giving thanks is always important, but sometimes overlooked. This, of course, is the time to be thankful for all we have. Our family, our freedoms, our vote, our freedom of speech, for drinkable water, electricity, fresh air and plenty of food. These are things to be...

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We don’t see benefits, only the harm

As we all know, marihuana is legal in Michigan, for both medical and recreational use, by a vote of the people. The demand for marihuana has exploded. Grow facilities and dispensaries have become commonplace. Now the decision has come to the people of Imlay City and...

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Social exaggeration causes needless worry

Social media is a wonderful way to connect with friends and loved ones and to share information with others. Unfortunately, social media can also be used to spread rumors and disinformation that are potentially injurious and even dangerous to others. Such was the case...

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September offers many ways to connect

Although the Tri-City area’s summer events calendar is packed pretty full, it’s pretty obvious that the festivities don’t come to a halt when the calendar turns to September. In fact, this month is growing to become one of the area’s busiest seasons for community...

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Obituaries

Joann Mattiacci, 85

Joann Mattiacci, 85

Joann Mattiacci, 85, of Attica, MI died Saturday, November 26, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Joann Marie Cussigh was born December 6, 1936 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Genevieve (Logan) Cussigh. She attended and...

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Claudia J. Hintz, 73

Claudia J. Hintz, age 73, a lifelong Almont resident, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Claudia was born on February 16, 1949, the daughter of Claude and Christina (Sanday) Pilgrim. She married Donald Hintz in 1965 at...

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Sharon Kemp, 78

Sharon Kemp, 78

Sharon Kemp, 78, of Imlay City, MI died Friday, November 25, 2022 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (also known as Suncrest) of Lapeer, MI. Sharon Ann McLeod was born April 28, 1944 in Brown City, MI. She was the daughter of the late Frank and the late Lucille...

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Robert George Porter, 79

Robert George Porter, 79

Robert George Porter, age 79, of Lapeer, formerly of Capac, passed away on November 24, 2022. He was born in Capac, MI on November 29, 1942, to (the late) George and Viola Porter. Bob was born and raised in Capac, MI. After graduating from Capac High School, Bob...

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Legal Notices

VILLAGE OF ALMONT ALMONT VILLAGE COUNCIL SYNOPSIS

VILLAGE OF ALMONT ALMONT VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 18, 2022 SYNOPSIS President Schneider called the Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Councilmembers present were Aleck, Calka, Dyke, Feldman, Glasser, Steffler and Schneider. Staff members present were...

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IMLAY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING

IMLAY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARING The Imlay Township Planning Commission (PC) shall hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 13, 2022 at the Township Hall at 682 North Fairgrounds. The public hearing is to consider a text amendment to the Township Zoning...

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CITY OF IMLAY CITY PLANNING COMMISSION SYNOPSIS

CITY OF IMLAY CITY PLANNING COMMISSION Regular Meeting November 22, 2022 SYNOPSIS Chairman Tom Germayne called the regular meeting to order with the pledge at 6:00 p.m. Commissioners present: Vice-Chairman Walt Bargen, Mayor Joi Kempf, James Blount, Ryan Cinader, John...

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