Sewer project delayed until spring

CN Railroad’s rejections result in plan to reroute the project IMLAY CITY — A 2020 infrastructure project to extend sanitary sewer from the railroad viaduct on M-53, east to the wastewater treatment plant, is being postponed until spring of 2021. Imlay City DPW Supt....

Preparedness plan in place

Imlay City board formalizes ‘return to learn’ protocols for new school year IMLAY CITY — At their July 27 meeting, the Imlay City School Board unanimously approved the district’s Return to School preparedness and response plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Supt. Dr....

Johnston impressive at plate

Almont catcher helps team to a third place in Illinois regional qualifier ALMONT — The Turnin Two 14U softball team, which lists Almont’s Devin Johnston on its roster, registered a third-place finish at the PGF Regional Qualifier recently. The tournament unfolded July...

Barker looks for spot on GVSU track team

  CAPAC — Capac’s Hank Barker will attempt to make the Grand Valley State University men’s track team as a walk-on prospect during the 2020-21 campaign. He entered his senior year coming off a strong junior season with the Capac boys’ track team. In the 110-meter...

Times Updates

Imlay City delays school start by one week

Large virtual enrollment pushes first day to August 31 IMLAY CITY — Imlay City students get to enjoy one more week of summer vacation. Last night at an emergency meeting, the school board gave the okay to move the first day of classes from August 24 to August 31....

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COVID claims Lapeer County resident

Drive-up testing offered today at Capac Schools TRI-CITY AREA — Lapeer County’s total COVID-19 case count grew by 51 new cases in the past week and officials reported one additional death. As of Monday, August 10, Lapeer County had 395 confirmed and 232 recovered...

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Lapeer County reports COVID death

LAPEER COUNTY — A resident in their 40s has died from COVID-19. The Lapeer County Health Department made the announcement on Thursday, August 6. Officials also reported the addition of 38 new positive cases since Monday. Health Department Director Kathy Haskins notes...

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News

V.A. seeks 0.085 mill increase on Nov. 3rd

Ballot language approved by county commissioners LAPEER COUNTY — Staff at the Lapeer County Veterans Affairs Office are hoping county residents will support a slight tax increase on the Nov. 3, 2020 general election ballot. Recently, the Lapeer County Board of...

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Sewer project delayed until spring

Sewer project delayed until spring

CN Railroad’s rejections result in plan to reroute the project IMLAY CITY — A 2020 infrastructure project to extend sanitary sewer from the railroad viaduct on M-53, east to the wastewater treatment plant, is being postponed until spring of 2021. Imlay City DPW Supt....

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Preparedness plan in place

Preparedness plan in place

Imlay City board formalizes ‘return to learn’ protocols for new school year IMLAY CITY — At their July 27 meeting, the Imlay City School Board unanimously approved the district’s Return to School preparedness and response plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Supt. Dr....

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Sports

Johnston impressive at plate

Johnston impressive at plate

Almont catcher helps team to a third place in Illinois regional qualifier ALMONT — The Turnin Two 14U softball team, which lists Almont’s Devin Johnston on its roster, registered a third-place finish at the PGF Regional Qualifier recently. The tournament unfolded July...

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Barker looks for spot on GVSU track team

Barker looks for spot on GVSU track team

  CAPAC — Capac’s Hank Barker will attempt to make the Grand Valley State University men’s track team as a walk-on prospect during the 2020-21 campaign. He entered his senior year coming off a strong junior season with the Capac boys’ track team. In the 110-meter...

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Almont Attack  posts a 4-2 mark

Almont Attack posts a 4-2 mark

  TRI-CITY AREA — Almont Attack gave a good account of themselves, fashioning a 4-2 mark at the All Sanction 12U World Series this past week. Columbus, Ohio hosted the tournament which ran from Thursday through Sunday. The squad opened tournament action Friday...

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Young Guns 17U squad claim leagues’ top finish

Young Guns 17U squad claim leagues’ top finish

  TRI- CITY AREA — The Michigan Young Guns 17U baseball team wrapped up their season as Greater Flint Baseball League champions, sweeping the Grand Blanc Gladiators 17U squad by 11-4 and 4-1 scores. The doubleheader was contested Tuesday, July 28 at Grand Blanc...

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Columns

The rite of a haircut

“I like it. You look twenty years younger,” my husband says. And men say women exaggerate. “You haven’t worn your hair that short in almost twenty years.” Well, he’s closer to the truth on that one. My revived pixie hairdo and I sit at the kitchen’s island with a...

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Life cycle of the hornworm

If you plant tomatoes, they will come. No respecter of the nightshade family, the tomato hornworm consumes tomato leaves, knows when green shoots sprout for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No respecter of soil, overwintered moths emerge from the earth in early spring...

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Road trip through America

Hello America. It’s been awhile. You haven’t heard from me for some time because I had gone out into the storm to reacquaint myself with you, trying to rediscover—or, maybe, discover for the first time—what you really are. Perhaps it was foolish, but I couldn’t help...

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Open windows

I open my study window to a blessed breeze and birdsong. The ferns scorched by heat and drought whisper a rasping refrain. Memories of open windows waft in with faithful, faultless voices of robins, redwing blackbirds, mourning doves, and numerous winged creatures I...

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Opinion

Candidates with a vision for the future

While compiling profiles in election years, it’s always interesting to see what sorts of citizen-centric goals are a part of candidates’ campaign platforms. These are the type of projects or protocols that can benefit all residents in their daily lives and make the...

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Journalism Sustainability Act benefits citizens, businesses too

The following was written by Dean Ridings, CEO of America’s Newspapers. In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus checks sent to individuals and households,...

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A recap of the voting rules

Election Day is less than a week away and local voters have their fair share of proposals and candidates to consider on August 4. We hope that you’ll exercise your right to vote and take an active role in deciding who represents you at all levels of government. Some...

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Benefits of going local for online learning

We regularly expound the importance of shopping local because everyone—residents, business owners and municipalities—benefits from keeping our dollars local. The message is essentially the same when it comes to education too. We’re only about one month away from the...

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Obituaries

MaryAnn Siegler, 63

MaryAnn Siegler, 63

MaryAnn Siegler, 63, of Imlay City, MI died Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her home in Imlay City. MaryAnn Catherine Ruhlman was born February 10, 1957 in Mt. Clemens, MI. She was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and the late Alvera C. (Kaltz) Ruhlman. MaryAnn grew up...

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Jay McLeod, 58

Jay McLeod, 58, of Port Huron, MI died Monday, August 10, 2020 at home in Port Huron. Jay William McLeod was born May 10, 1962 in Mt. Clemens, MI. He was the son of the late John Smith and Joan Betty (Justman) McLeod. The McLeod family would like to express their...

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Aubrey Allen Crawford, 96

Aubrey Allen Crawford, 96

Aubrey Allen Crawford died August 3 in the late afternoon after having lived for 96 years, four months and three days. His heart gave out. He was a father of five, grandfather to seven and great-grandfather of eleven. Aubrey had been a psychologist for Oakland County...

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Mary Bruce, 89

Mary Bruce, 89, of Imlay City, MI died Monday, August 10, 2020 at her home in Imlay City surrounded by her loving family. Mary Katherine Dumont was born November 24, 1930 in Mikado, MI. She was the daughter of the late Amil and the late Amelia (McGillis) Dumont. Mary...

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