MDOT fails to see the light on traffic signal

Engineers say intersection does not meet state criteria IMLAY CITY — The chances of MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) installing a traffic signal at the corner of M-53 and Borland Road appear as unlikely now as they were 20 years ago. On April 23,...

Thick, black smoke signals big tire fire

EPA is called in to investigate environmental impact of fire ALMONT TWP. — More than 40 firefighters from five local departments responded Saturday, May 1 to reports of thick, black smoke rising from an area behind Novak Supply at 2630 Van Dyke (M-53). Almont Twp....

Dryden splits with Memphis

DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Memphis last Wednesday. In the opener, Memphis pulled out a 4-3 victory over Dryden.   Natalie Embree, Riley Knox and Addie Tresnak led Dryden with one for three plate performances. In...

Raiders breeze past the Spartans

  ALMONT — Almont earned a pair of wins at visiting Imlay City’s expense in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity baseball doubleheader last Friday. In the opener, Almont obtained a 16-1 victory over Imlay City. Brenden Haldeman (three singles), Brandon Hunsaker...

Times Updates

City votes to abandon shift to Sheriff’s Dept.

Applause, cheers ring out following unanimous vote IMLAY CITY — Cheers and loud applause rang out inside and outside the Imlay City hall on Tuesday, May 4, when city commissioners voted unanimously (7-0) to not pursue a contract for police protection with the Lapeer...

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News

MDOT fails to see the light on traffic signal

MDOT fails to see the light on traffic signal

Engineers say intersection does not meet state criteria IMLAY CITY — The chances of MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) installing a traffic signal at the corner of M-53 and Borland Road appear as unlikely now as they were 20 years ago. On April 23,...

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Thick, black smoke signals big tire fire

Thick, black smoke signals big tire fire

EPA is called in to investigate environmental impact of fire ALMONT TWP. — More than 40 firefighters from five local departments responded Saturday, May 1 to reports of thick, black smoke rising from an area behind Novak Supply at 2630 Van Dyke (M-53). Almont Twp....

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High honors  for Almont’s  Sydney Torres

High honors for Almont’s Sydney Torres

Alum named top female scholar at Oakland University ALMONT — Sydney Torres, 2017 Almont High School graduate, has capped the first step in her postsecondary career with a prestigious honor. Sydney received Oakland University’s (OU) highest student honor when she was...

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Large crowd turns out for police forum

Large crowd turns out for police forum

No vote taken in hours long meeting, attendees express opposition to plan IMLAY CITY — By 6 p.m. on April 29, hundreds of Imlay City residents had gathered inside the FFA barn at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds to voice their opinions about a proposal being...

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Sports

Almont second, Imlay third at Lapeer Invite

Almont second, Imlay third at Lapeer Invite

TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Imlay City girls’ track squads ranked second and third, respectively, last Friday at the Lapeer County Press Invite in North Branch. North Branch (167 points) paced the eight-team field. They were followed by Almont (92 points), Imlay...

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Times top wrestling talent unveiled

Times top wrestling talent unveiled

  TRI-CITY AREA — From their opening match until the final bout, these grapplers set themselves apart from the rest with their respective performances out on the mat. Here is a look at the 2021 edition of the Tri-City Times All-Area wrestling team and the...

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Almont powers past Imlay, 6-0

Almont powers past Imlay, 6-0

  TRI-CITY AREA — Almont registered a 6-0 win against visiting Imlay City in a Blue Water Area Conference girls’ soccer confrontation last Thursday. Hannah Schuchard led Almont with a three-goal performance. Sophia Griffiths, Jesse Kautz and Madi Cafek added a...

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Dryden splits with Memphis

Dryden splits with Memphis

DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Memphis last Wednesday. In the opener, Memphis pulled out a 4-3 victory over Dryden.   Natalie Embree, Riley Knox and Addie Tresnak led Dryden with one for three plate performances. In...

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Columns

Thoughts on balance and time

Some people call them see-saws, where I come from, they are teeter-totters. In essence, they are a way for two children to while away time by balancing up and down while seated at opposite ends of a board with a fulcrum at about two and a half feet high located in the...

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Good news to ponder

A moonbeam wakes me at 5:20 this morning. “Ponder my faithfulness,” my Lord whispers. I stretch my back, admire the contrast of the bright light on our new, dark wood floor, and spy the vacuum cleaner. Today, the last day in April, I dust the house our God provided....

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A man who heals people and rebuilds tractors

My chiropractor and I share common family history. His father restored old tractors including a 1953 Ford Jubilee, and his mother hailed from Barbourville, Kentucky. My father rebuilt a 1953 Chrysler engine and restored a 1959 Edsel Ranger. And Granny praised...

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Related to Laura Ingalls Wilder

In August of 2018, my Almont High School class celebrated their 50th class reunion at the Lions Hall in Almont. Classmates came from Florida, Mexico, Australia, and locations within Michigan. Several of my classmates I hadn’t seen since graduation but most I had seen...

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Opinion

Council should consider other options

At yesterday’s meeting, the Almont Council was due to discuss and potentially vote on turning off the water supply to the Kingsbrook Mobile Home Estates. The owners of the park have a sizeable unpaid balance on their water and sewer bills that’s been accumulating for...

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More professional behavior and numbers are needed

It’s unfortunate that, as of press time, the debate over disbanding the Imlay City Police Department still doesn’t have numbers attached to it. Tomorrow, a community forum will be held at the fairgrounds where residents can voice their opinions on the proposal to turn...

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Doing your part to be “green”

Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day and next week, on April 30, is Arbor Day. While nature starts to spring to life, we’re also thinking of ways we can be “green” in April and preserve our natural resources. In recent years, local government and groups have stepped up...

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Being responsible behind the wheel

Speed can kill and statistics from 2020 indicate that it likely took more than the usual number of lives in Michigan last year. Michigan State Police report that preliminary numbers show 1,032 people died from crashes on Michigan roads in 2020, while the number was...

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Obituaries

Betty Jean Foster, age 83

Betty Jean Foster, age 83

Betty Jean Foster, age 83, of Capac, MI went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, April 26, 2021 after complications due to COVID-19. She was born Betty Jean Richardson on January 24, 1938 in Wise County, VA, to the late Samuel Casper and the late Inous Dove...

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Mary Magen Jarsky, age 97

Mary Magen Jarsky, age 97

Mary Magen Jarsky, age 97, of Imlay City, passed away on April 22, 2021 at United Hospice of Marlette, with her friends and family by her side. She was born on October 7, 1923 in Regina Sask, Canada to Louis and Elizabeth Dragomir. Mary was a member of the Kingdom...

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Daniel “Danny” King, age 72

Daniel “Danny” King, age 72

Daniel “Danny” King, age 72, of Metamora, MI died Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Metacare Inc. of Metamora, MI. Daniel Lawrence King was born September 1, 1948 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of the late George and Mary (Conway) King. Danny grew up in Detroit, MI until...

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Harold “Mike” Rock, age 76

Harold “Mike” Rock, age 76

Harold “Mike” Rock, age 76, of Imlay City, MI died Sunday, April 25, 2021 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Harold LeRoy Rock was born February 5, 1945 in Port Huron, MI. He was the son of the late Harold and the late Erma (Hall) Rock. Harold grew up in Memphis, MI....

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