Sasquatch returns Saturday

Beard & mustache contests for all at fairgrounds plus fireworks, Dueling Pianos   IMLAY CITY — You may have noticed some extra hair growing from the faces of local menfolk. You are not alone. On Saturday, June 25, the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds will...

Museum hosts anniversary celebration this Saturday

Cake and drinks served from 1-4 p.m.   ALMONT — The Almont Community Historical Society invites the public to help them celebrate a special milestone this Saturday, June 25. It’s been 25 years since the society came into existence and to mark the occasion,...

Times selects All-Area squad

TRI-CITY AREA — From the first pitch to the final out, these competitors made their presence known. Here is a look at who earned a spot on The Tri-City Times All-Area baseball team and the numbers they registered along the way:   Dylan Ledford, Dryden Year:...

Kautz earns postseason honors

ALMONT — Almont soccer standout Jesse Kautz saw to it that her lengthy list of laurels would continue to grow, landing a spot on the honorable mention portion of the Division 3 All-State lineup recently. This spring proved one to remember for her as she registered a...

Times Updates

Kids clay classes offer summer fun

Series begins June 22 at Lapeer’s Gallery 194   LAPEER — A new class at Gallery 194 is starting just in time for parents looking for fun activities for their kids this summer. Gallery 194 is starting a clay handbuilding class for kids, that will combine...

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News

Gratitude, generosity and golfers converge

Gratitude, generosity and golfers converge

25 years of Streber family memorial golf outing raises more than $150K for McLaren Hospice TRI-CITY AREA — It’s said that paths that cross will cross again, and that life can change in an instant. For former resident Dave Streber, that sudden change transformed into a...

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Sasquatch returns Saturday

Sasquatch returns Saturday

Beard & mustache contests for all at fairgrounds plus fireworks, Dueling Pianos   IMLAY CITY — You may have noticed some extra hair growing from the faces of local menfolk. You are not alone. On Saturday, June 25, the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds will...

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Museum hosts anniversary celebration this Saturday

Museum hosts anniversary celebration this Saturday

Cake and drinks served from 1-4 p.m.   ALMONT — The Almont Community Historical Society invites the public to help them celebrate a special milestone this Saturday, June 25. It’s been 25 years since the society came into existence and to mark the occasion,...

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Fire-ravaged historic home is demolished

Fire-ravaged historic home is demolished

Once stately structure razed due to blight & public safety   IMLAY CITY — The 19th-century fire-damaged home at the corner of Fourth and Handley streets has met its fate with the wrecking ball. Yesterday, June 21, a crew from KT Demolition of Brighton was on...

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Sports

Times selects All-Area squad

Times selects All-Area squad

TRI-CITY AREA — From the first pitch to the final out, these competitors made their presence known. Here is a look at who earned a spot on The Tri-City Times All-Area baseball team and the numbers they registered along the way:   Dylan Ledford, Dryden Year:...

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Kautz earns postseason honors

Kautz earns postseason honors

ALMONT — Almont soccer standout Jesse Kautz saw to it that her lengthy list of laurels would continue to grow, landing a spot on the honorable mention portion of the Division 3 All-State lineup recently. This spring proved one to remember for her as she registered a...

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Johnston, McLean, Koenig honored

Johnston, McLean, Koenig honored

ALMONT — The Almont softball team was well represented on the Division 3 All-State lineup which was announced recently. Devin Johnston, a junior, was an All-State first team pick as a third baseman. She collected 36 singles, 11 doubles, eight triples and four home...

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Bunch leads team to second place

Bunch leads team to second place

ALMONT — Attack 14U’s softball team, which includes Almont’s Brooklyn Bunch, registered a second-place finish at the USSA State Championship in Canton this past week. The squad began tournament play Thursday with a 3-1 loss to Firecrackers. Later that day, they evened...

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Columns

The gift of foxglove

Our California daughter emailed at 1:47 a.m. this morning while my husband and I slept. “Just wanted to let you know we arrived safely in Uganda late last night. It’s the middle of the night there, so I will wait to call. I enjoyed some of the finest passion fruit...

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Season of admiration

On a clear morning, the first rays of sunrise alight the stems of my Ruby red rhubarb. For weeks now, I’ve admired the flirtatious florescence of twenty-one plants. I had no clue how beautiful this sour food could be when I planted the crowns well over a decade ago....

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Almont Savings Bank: The beginning

Almont’s first bank was opened in 1860 by Leonard Williams. He also operated a mercantile business. In 1869, Frederick P. Currier Sr. sold the Currier Agricultural Works to his son, Henry. The next year, Frederick joined with newly arrived Uriel Townsend to create the...

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Opinion

Staying cool and safe this summer

The official first day of summer arrived yesterday, June 21, and new high temperature records were likely set. The thermometer is bound to soar upward several times this season and although we grow accustomed to it, it never hurts to brush up on the latest heat safety...

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Access to healthy food remains fragile

We’ve all been riding a roller coaster of daily challenges for the last three years and that includes the necessity that is food. In the early days of the pandemic, hoarding and panic buying made it difficult for people—often regardless of resources—to get the...

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Tough but rewarding work

Recently, Lapeer County EMS recognized local first responders who, thanks to their training and quick thinking, helped saved the lives of several individuals experiencing cardiac arrest. Upon reading the incident descriptions associated with each incident, it’s clear...

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Welcoming positive business news

Last week’s news that state grant funding would help bring a new tenant to the former Keihin Michigan Manufacturing plant in Capac was welcome and surprising. Considering the current state of the economy and uncertainty that comes with inflation and workforce and...

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Obituaries

Doug Combs, 77

Doug Combs, 77

Doug Combs, age 77, of Imlay City, MI died Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his home. Wendell Douglas Combs was born August 19, 1944 in Lapeer, MI. He was the son of the late George and the late Ersa (Deaton) Combs. Doug grew up and lived most of his life in the Imlay City,...

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Andrew Dombrowski, 63

Andrew Dombrowski, 63

Andrew Dombrowski, age 63, of Attica Township, MI died Thursday, June 9, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Andrew Tony Dombrowski was born February 23, 1959 in Lapeer, MI. He was the son of the late Felix and the late Susie (Grabowskas) Dombrowski. Andy lived...

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Craig Henderson, 75

Craig Henderson, son of Marvin and Lucille Henderson of Twin Oaks Farm in Allenton, MI, was born at Bishop Hospital in Almont, MI on June 18, 1946 and died June 11, 2022. A farmer by birth and by passion, Craig assumed ownership of Twin Oaks in the 1970s. Neighbors,...

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Anton “Toni” Hammang, 89

Anton “Toni” Hammang, 89

Anton “Toni” Hammang, age 89, a long time resident of Imlay City, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 with his family at his side. He was born September 16, 1932, the son of Joseph and Anna (Teschler) Hammang in Perlez, Yugoslavia. When he was 12, his family fled to...

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Legal Notices

CITY OF IMLAY CITY – FIREWORKS OFFICIAL NOTICE

CITY OF IMLAY CITY FIREWORKS OFFICIAL NOTICE This is a reminder: The City of Imlay City is a zoned community and The Imlay City Commission adopted the Fireworks Ordinance-Chapter 157 to regulate the use of low-impact and consumer fireworks, as well as establish a...

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CITY OF IMLAY CITY – Synopsis

CITY OF IMLAY CITY Regular Commission Meeting June 07, 2022 SYNOPSIS Mayor Joi Kempf called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at 7:00 p.m. Commissioners present: Davis, Demske, Rowden, Sadler, Tanis. Commissioners absent: Villanueva....

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CAPAC COMMUNITY SCHOOLS – Budget Public Hearing

CAPAC COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2022-2023 BUDGET PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 30, 2022, at seven o'clock p.m., at the Cafetorioum 541 N. Glassford Street, Capac, Michigan, [and electronically through ZOOM. Identification number can be...

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BERLIN TOWNSHIP – Synopsis

BERLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING SYNOPSIS May 9, 2022 Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Supervisor Winn. Pledge of Allegiance recited. Members present: Parks, Klos, Winn, Christian & Wittstock. May minutes approved. Treasurer's report approved. Planning...

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