Parade, tree lighting happening this Saturday

Entries sought for 6 p.m. along Main St. CAPAC — The Chamber of Commerce has finalized their Cranberry Christmas plans. This Saturday, Dec. 5, they’ll host a lighted parade beginning at 6 p.m. that includes a tree lighting ceremony. The parade will travel from Main...

Brighter budget news for Imlay City

Fewer cuts, grant funding result in staff pay raises and fund balance addition IMLAY CITY — A better than expected financial situation has resulted in a pay raise for school district employees. Last month the school board authorized budget amendments that gave all...

Local businesses see holiday boom

Some experiencing strong sales to begin the season TRI-CITY AREA — It’s no secret that Christmas and holiday sales are critical to a business’s bottom line. In some cases, holiday seasonal sales can make the difference between a good year and a bad year and, in the...

Times names All-Area football team

Players show abundant talent and skills in shortened season   TRI-CITY AREA — From the opening contest until the last, these competitors let their respective performances speak for itself. Here is a look at the 2020 edition of the Tri-City Times All-Area football...

Times Updates

County officials report fewer COVID-19 deaths

TRI-CITY AREA — Local health departments reported fewer deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, but hundreds of new cases continue to be reported in both Lapeer and St. Clair counties. Lapeer County recorded four deaths between Nov. 24-30, one less than the week prior....

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News

Parade, tree lighting happening this Saturday

Parade, tree lighting happening this Saturday

Entries sought for 6 p.m. along Main St. CAPAC — The Chamber of Commerce has finalized their Cranberry Christmas plans. This Saturday, Dec. 5, they’ll host a lighted parade beginning at 6 p.m. that includes a tree lighting ceremony. The parade will travel from Main...

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Ground broken for Imlay City’s new splash pad

Ground broken for Imlay City’s new splash pad

Water feature for children to be completed in spring IMLAY CITY — Ground was broken on Monday, Nov. 23, at the future location of a new splash pad for kids in the shadow of Imlay City’s municipal water tower. The work is being conducted by JDL Excavating and includes...

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Brighter budget news for Imlay City

Brighter budget news for Imlay City

Fewer cuts, grant funding result in staff pay raises and fund balance addition IMLAY CITY — A better than expected financial situation has resulted in a pay raise for school district employees. Last month the school board authorized budget amendments that gave all...

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Local businesses see holiday boom

Local businesses see holiday boom

Some experiencing strong sales to begin the season TRI-CITY AREA — It’s no secret that Christmas and holiday sales are critical to a business’s bottom line. In some cases, holiday seasonal sales can make the difference between a good year and a bad year and, in the...

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Sports

Sommer suits up for Spring Arbor

Sommer suits up for Spring Arbor

  IMLAY CITY — The Spring Arbor women’s basketball team, which lists Imlay City’s Kendall Sommer on its roster, rolled to a convincing 86-38 victory over visiting Great Lakes Christian on Tuesday, November 17. With the outcome, Spring Arbor improves to 2-2...

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Sellers set to play for Oakland CC

Sellers set to play for Oakland CC

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City standout Emma Sellers inked a pact to continue her playing days with Oakland Community College’s volleyball team recently. Oakland Community College is coming off a 19-9 overall campaign. That includes a 10-2 Michigan Community College Eastern...

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Times names All-Area football team

Times names All-Area football team

Players show abundant talent and skills in shortened season   TRI-CITY AREA — From the opening contest until the last, these competitors let their respective performances speak for itself. Here is a look at the 2020 edition of the Tri-City Times All-Area football...

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Fall sports could resume December 9th

Winter sports may start in January TRI-CITY AREA — The fall high school sports season is still not over with yet and may be resumed in the weeks ahead. So says the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association which last week approved an...

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Columns

Thankful for visible support

Two days after Christmas back when I was in the fifth grade, I was given my first pair of eyeglasses. I’ve viewed the world through augmented lenses ever since. Poor eyesight runs in my family (on my father’s side), so getting glasses was like a rite of passage. But...

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Making merry with Osage oranges

The fruit resembles a green, softball-sized brain. But Lewis Meriwether didn’t know that in April 1804 when he found “some slips of the Osages Plums and Apples” in St. Louis. The explorer-botanist shipped them to Thomas Jefferson who shared the plants with Bernard...

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Success was in the wind

Success was in the wind

Austin Roy has a deep love and appreciation for the outdoors. His family recognized Austin’s love for the outdoors early on and extended their arm of knowledge and provided opportunity. Austin is wise beyond his years. His father, Paul, credits the whole family for...

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A traditional Thanksgiving

As most post WWII American parents, Mom and Dad celebrated Thanksgiving Day with extended family—first and second cousins, aunts and uncles from O’Brien and McCoy clans. The folk at Mom’s table primarily came from Dad’s people who moved from Kentucky to Detroit for...

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Opinion

Downtown parks can help boost business

The average citizen knows the merits of public parks. They’re places to play, explore and connect with nature and our neighbors. Our region is fortunate to have many well maintained spaces that offer a range of activities and it’s encouraging to see municipalities and...

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Sharing bounty with our community

Of all our holidays, Thanksgiving is probably the most centered on food and for good reason. It originated as a harvest festival and although most of us no longer directly produce the food we eat, it’s still the ideal time to celebrate the bounty of the earth and...

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What do those ‘no’ votes mean?

The results of this month’s general election were generally good for municipalities seeking funding approval or renewal from voters. In Lapeer County, it was somewhat surprising that two measures did not pass—a millage renewal request for Goodland Township Library...

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Showing thanks through service

Today we pause to honor the service given to our country by members of the military. Often times our spoken thanks seems insufficient for the sacrifices our service men and women have made. As several stories in this week’s edition illustrates, one of the best way to...

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Obituaries

Linda Steele, age 75

Linda Steele, age 75

Linda Steele, age 75, of Attica, MI died Friday, November 27, 2020 at McLaren Lapeer Region of Lapeer, MI. Linda Marie Whisler was born September 11, 1945 in Morgantown, WV. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and the late Phyllis (Shrout) Whisler. Linda grew up in...

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David “Dave” Brown, 75

David “Dave” Brown, 75

David “Dave” Brown, 75, of Imlay City, passed away at home on Thursday, November 26, 2020 surrounded by his family. David Charles Brown was born September 26, 1945 in Almont, MI to Charles LaVerne and Viola (Kaiser) Brown. He was a graduate of Almont High School,...

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Theodorus “Ted” Reintjes, age 68

Theodorus “Ted” Reintjes, age 68, of Attica, MI, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 after a brief illness. Ted was born on May 26, 1952 in the Netherlands to parents Theodorus Johannes and Ena Cornellia (Olmier) Reintjes. The family moved to the United States in...

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Linda Ann Musselman, 75

Linda Ann Musselman, 75

Linda Ann Musselman, 75, of Reno, NV, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, October 30, 2020. Linda Ann Whitkopf was born October 17, 1945 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late Forest L. and the late Helen V. (Owens) Whitkopf....

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