Peyerk’s shot lifts Dryden over Almont

TRI-CITY AREA — Hannah Peyerk hit the second of two foul shots with 4.2 seconds remaining, lifting Dryden to a dramatic 31-30 victory over visiting Almont in a non-league varsity girls’ basketball battle on Tuesday, January 7. With the decision, Dryden moves to...

Capac gives Marlette 56-43 loss

CAPAC — Capac made visiting Marlette absorb a 56-43 loss in a Greater Thumb Conference varsity boys’ basketball confrontation last Friday night. With the outcome, Capac improves to 2-4 and 1-0. In Friday’s confrontation, Capac spotted Marlette a 10-7 edge after...

Keihin Corp. merging with Honda and Hitachi

Capac plant manager sees benefits to ongoing merger CAPAC — Keihin Corporation, which includes the company’s Keihin Michigan Manufacturing LLC plant at 14898 Koehn Rd. in Capac, is in the process of merging with the Japanese companies, Honda Motor Co. and Hitachi...

Saturday’s storm floods homes, streets

Drain commissioner warns that next storm could result in worse water problems DRYDEN — Heavy rains on Saturday caused flooding in the village of Dryden. The area of Mill and North streets was closed to traffic for a period of time while water covered the streets...

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News

Development is nixed in Almont

Land owner decides not to extend extension on sale of property   ALMONT — A proposed development project to build as many as 200 homes, seven retail spaces and a medical facility on 80 acres of property at the northeast corner of Van Dyke and Hough Rd. is off the...

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Keihin Corp. merging with Honda and Hitachi

Keihin Corp. merging with Honda and Hitachi

Capac plant manager sees benefits to ongoing merger CAPAC — Keihin Corporation, which includes the company’s Keihin Michigan Manufacturing LLC plant at 14898 Koehn Rd. in Capac, is in the process of merging with the Japanese companies, Honda Motor Co. and Hitachi Ltd....

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Fire crews squelch Imlay fire

Fire crews squelch Imlay fire

Four departments respond to reports of heavy smoke at JER Equip.   IMLAY CITY — At around 12:47 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, Imlay City and Attica firefighters responded to reports of smoke at the JER Equipment company at 379 Second Street, west of Van Dyke (M-53)....

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Saturday’s storm floods homes, streets

Saturday’s storm floods homes, streets

Drain commissioner warns that next storm could result in worse water problems DRYDEN — Heavy rains on Saturday caused flooding in the village of Dryden. The area of Mill and North streets was closed to traffic for a period of time while water covered the streets and...

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Sports

Peyerk’s shot lifts Dryden over Almont

Peyerk’s shot lifts Dryden over Almont

TRI-CITY AREA — Hannah Peyerk hit the second of two foul shots with 4.2 seconds remaining, lifting Dryden to a dramatic 31-30 victory over visiting Almont in a non-league varsity girls’ basketball battle on Tuesday, January 7. With the decision, Dryden moves to 5-1...

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Almont rolls past rival Imlay City

Almont rolls past rival Imlay City

TRI-CITY AREA — Almont rolled past visiting Imlay City, 64-14, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball meeting on Tuesday, January 7. With the outcome, Almont improves to 3-3 and 1-1. Imlay City drops to 4-2 and 1-1. In Tuesday’s meeting, Almont...

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Capac gives Marlette 56-43 loss

Capac gives Marlette 56-43 loss

CAPAC — Capac made visiting Marlette absorb a 56-43 loss in a Greater Thumb Conference varsity boys’ basketball confrontation last Friday night. With the outcome, Capac improves to 2-4 and 1-0. In Friday’s confrontation, Capac spotted Marlette a 10-7 edge after one...

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Dryden falls to Kingston at buzzer

Dryden falls to Kingston at buzzer

NCTL showdown decided on triple DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity boys’ basketball team gave visiting Kingston all it could handle and then some, before falling by a narrow 52-51 count in a North Central Thumb League showdown last Friday night. With the outcome, Kingston...

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Columns

Moving on to the next reality

January 7, 2020 marked 13 years since my mom has been gone from this world. That was also my Aunt Phyllis’s birthday, her youngest sister, who just passed last Thanksgiving. It’s truly sad that as we live, we slowly get our hearts broken with every loss of a loved...

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A testament to Father Gabriel Richard

Dad drove us by a tall, brick smokestack rising above a large, two-story building in Detroit. “There’s Gabriel Richard, girls, your new school,” Mom said to my sisters and me. Six years old, I feared smokestacks, a word fallen from whispers with concentration camp. We...

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The slipperiness of time

“You know, this day isn’t really important for Vietnamese people,” my friend said as we sat on the balcony overlooking the market. The morning sun lit up her face in crisp relief. There was a fair breeze in the air from the nearby river. I picked at my chocolate...

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The language of precious things

I tie my hiking boots at 3:15 p.m. New Year’s Day. I’ve anticipated this moment with each email I’ve typed and item checked off my Action Log. At last, I open the door and escape insufferable technology terminology and surmounting roadblocks within the book publishing...

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Opinion

Let’s keep talking to strengthen democracy

Did you happen to see a big pink pig on the streets of Imlay City last week? The grassroots organization, Don’t Touch Term Limits!, went on a mini tour of southeast Michigan on January 8, pulling their 18 foot hog to five locations, including downtown Imlay City, in...

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A big news year ahead

Every year has the potential to be a “big” news year but there’s no doubt 2020 will fall into that category. Our 12 month calendar is already starting to fill up with important events that will find space in these pages. First of all, it’s an presidential election...

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Reflecting on loss in 2019

When the year draws to a close, we reflect back on the news that defined the last 12 months. Put altogether, the headlines add up quickly and 2019 was no different-it was a “big” year for news. For some time now we’ve not ranked those stories as part of a Top 10...

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We wish you warmth and good cheer

The staff here at the Tri-City Times wants to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas. As always, we’ve enjoyed documenting all the fun and generous ways this community celebrates the holiday over the past several weeks. From food drives and visits with Santa...

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Obituaries

Mimi Rheaume, 98

Mimi Rheaume, 98

Mimi Rheaume, age 98, of Imlay City, Michigan died Friday, January 3, 2020 at Villages of Lapeer, MI.  Mary Priscilla Zvanciuk was born July 27, 1921 in Cupar, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is the daughter of the late John and the late Anita (Banchiu) Zvanciuk.  Mimi grew...

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Jack Hebert, 92

Jack Hebert, 92

Jack Hebert, age 92, of Dryden, MI died Friday, January 10, 2020 at his home. Harold E. Hebert was born February 28, 1927 in Battle Creek, MI. He was the son of the late Henry and the late Lillian (Thompson) Hebert. The family moved to Dryden when he was quite young....

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Marion M. Wayco, 98

Marion M. Wayco, 98

Marion M. Wayco, age 98, a longtime resident of Almont, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 surrounded by family and loved ones. Marion was born July 28, 1921 in Newton, KS. She graduated from Lapeer High School. She married Joseph W. Wayco, September 27, 1942. She...

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Kenneth Lockwood, 81

Kenneth Lockwood, 81

Kenneth Lockwood, age 81, of Imlay City, MI died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Kenneth Lockwood was born May 9, 1938 in Almont, MI. He was the son of the late Harry Ralph and the late Mildred Josephine (Warner) Lockwood. Ken...

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