Almont council discusses issues with staffing

Searching for new police chief; Trent leaving village   ALMONT – The Almont Village Council came together on Tuesday, May 21 to discuss a number of issues related to staffing for high-level positions in the village. The posting for the police chief’s position has...

Police Chief calling it a career

After two decades, a different pace of life is planned   ALMONT — It’s been an interesting career, , working in law enforcement for over two decades. But as Chief Andrew Martin has said, “when you know, you know.” Chief Martin knows, and has decided it’s time to...

Almont soccer claims a title

TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont girls’ soccer team clinched the Blue Water Area Conference championship outright with an 8-0 triumph against visiting Imlay City on Tuesday, May 21. With the outcome, Almont moves to 14-3-1 overall and completes league play with a...

Imlay City upsets top-rated Algonac

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City upset host Algonac (no. 1, Division 3) by a 4-3 count in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity baseball battle last Wednesday. With the decision, Imlay City improves to 11-14 overall and concludes BWAC play as owners of a 2-12 mark. “It was by...

Times Updates

4-H Summer Day Camp open house

LAPEER CO. — It is time to think about Summer fun and signing up for camp is just around the corner. Come and visit the camp, meet the camp director and find out what 4-H camp is about! Saturday, June 1 from 2- 4 p.m. at Camp Lael- 2062 Ferns Rd., Lapeer. 4-H Day Camp...

read more

News

Police Chief calling it a career

Police Chief calling it a career

After two decades, a different pace of life is planned   ALMONT — It’s been an interesting career, , working in law enforcement for over two decades. But as Chief Andrew Martin has said, “when you know, you know.” Chief Martin knows, and has decided it’s time to...

read more
Department Heads update Commission

Department Heads update Commission

Mayor pleased how “everyone is working together”   IMLAY CITY — In a rah-rah meeting of sorts, the Imlay City commission received updates from several department heads May 21. All reported good progress with numerous projects moving along well, including the...

read more
Motorists beware – ICPD is watching you

Motorists beware – ICPD is watching you

Speed Sign Monitor placed along M-53; tickets await   IMLAY CITY — Although it was in place for the Memorial Day weekend, speed control devices continue to be used to help local police monitor motorists traveling a dangerous stretch of road. The Imlay City Police...

read more

Sports

Almont soccer claims a title

Almont soccer claims a title

TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont girls’ soccer team clinched the Blue Water Area Conference championship outright with an 8-0 triumph against visiting Imlay City on Tuesday, May 21. With the outcome, Almont moves to 14-3-1 overall and completes league play with a...

read more
Capac earns win in district action

Capac earns win in district action

CAPAC — Capac earned a 5-3 win against visiting Landmark Academy in a Division 4 district soccer opening round matchup last Wednesday. Sayra Serrana (three) plus Shaylynne Schaefer and Ashley Escobar-Zepeda (one each) collected Capac’s goals. Alyssa Maday, Serrano and...

read more
Imlay City upsets top-rated Algonac

Imlay City upsets top-rated Algonac

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City upset host Algonac (no. 1, Division 3) by a 4-3 count in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity baseball battle last Wednesday. With the decision, Imlay City improves to 11-14 overall and concludes BWAC play as owners of a 2-12 mark. “It was by...

read more
Almont turns back Port Huron High

Almont turns back Port Huron High

ALMONT — Almont swept Port Huron High in a non-league varsity baseball doubleheader last Wednesday. In the opener, Almont claimed a 5-4 win against Port Huron High. Lucas Mantini paced Almont with a pair of singles. He was backed by Tyler Brown (a double) along with...

read more

Columns

A captive audience

I look rather odd, so I'm keeping close to home. I have an appointment in four days for the doctor to remove the bandage he taped across the left side of my nose. Yes, I'm counting down the days, grateful he removed a basal cell carcinoma before it spread beyond my...

read more

Do you remember?

— PART 2 —   Do you remember observing Memorial Day at Memorial Park? The parade? Do you remember when the Memorial Day observances were moved to Burley Park? Why? Do you remember the bandstand in Burley Park? Do you remember when the citizens of Almont began...

read more

Play on words whenever opportunity knocks

Come summer, my father would unwind after work on his hands and knees in search of four-leaf clovers in our front lawn. Although his behavior was a bit embarrassing, I later appreciated Dad's devotion to the symbol of our Irish ancestry. After all, an O'Brien couldn't...

read more

Memorial Day – Almont’s Servicemen

The origins of Memorial Day date to just after the Civil War when organized decorations of the graves of those that had been killed in the war were began in the south. The day was called “Decoration Day” and remembered only those lost in the Civil War until after...

read more

Opinion

20 Years Ago Today

Editor’s note: The following news stories were featured in the May 26, 2004 edition of the Tri-City Times. • In Imlay City, the second in a series of stories on the Hispanic population features some of the services available. The Hispanic Services Center has been in...

read more

True purpose of Memorial Day

Editors Note: This was sent to us by Eve Caster, formerly of Brown City, and was published in May of 2023 in the Sun-Journal a daily newspaper in Nevada. Eve reads the Tri-City Times online and asked if we would like to share this with our readers. You would hope that...

read more

The fundamentals of newspapering fumbled

There were nearly three pages of "Letters from our Readers" in last weeks Tri-City Times, all but one regarding the highly debated Almont school bond issue. An issue which has pitted neighbor against neighbor. The anger felt in Almont over this "yes" or "no" vote is...

read more

Obituaries

Daniel “Dan” Freeman, 60

Daniel “Dan” Freeman, 60

Daniel "Dan" Freeman, age 60, of Imlay City, Michigan, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024 at home surrounded by his family. Daniel Fredrick Freeman was born November 26, 1963 in Mt. Clemens, MI. He is the son of the late Jean and the late Shirley (Brogan) Freeman. Dan...

read more
Yvonne K. Knirs, 51

Yvonne K. Knirs, 51

Yvonne K. Knirs. 51, Mayville MI formerly of Lapeer and Lum, MI Yvonne K. Knirs "Sissy" was born 7-14-1972 in Mount Clemens MI, to Bruce Knirs and Gail Yvonne (Englehart) Knirs. To the surprise of her 3 big brothers at home, they did not get a puppy! Instead, they got...

read more
John David Protasiewicz, 82

John David Protasiewicz, 82

John David Protasiewicz (82) of Allenton, MI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 7, 2024 due to complications from pneumonia at McLaren Macomb Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Joseph Protasiewicz; his wife Ginger Lee Protasiewicz; older siblings...

read more
Marcia J. Werkema, 88

Marcia J. Werkema, 88

Born December 5, 1935, Marcia J. Werkema was the 1st of 4 children of Marinus "Rene" VanDenBerg and Emma Jean (Stryker) in Imlay City, MI. After growing up in Imlay City and working at the large family vegetable farm, Marcia met Douglas Werkema, the love of her life...

read more

Legal Notices