Planners question land use

Automotive Recycle Center says “not a junkyard”   IMLAY CITY — Recycling Center. Junkyard. Call it what you want. The bottom line is there could be a new business coming to town and bringing employment opportunity and revenue with it. The Imlay City Planning...

Former Almont Sgt. speaks out

Black shares “the real truth”; wins $895,000 lawsuit   Editor’s Note: A story regarding the retirement of former Almont police Chief was published in the May 29th edition of the Tri-City Times. Former Almont Sgt. Laura Black, upon seeing the article, reached out...

Reynolds medals four times for Cards at finals

DRYDEN — Olivia Reynolds registered four placewinning efforts, helping lead the Dryden girls’ track team (14 points) to a four-way tie for 16th with Lansing Christian, East Jordan and Allen Park Cabrini last Saturday at the Division 4 state finals. Baldwin Middle...

Battani third at state finals

ALMONT — Chase Battani registered a pole vault clearance of 14 feet for third, helping the Almont boys’ track squad (six points) wind up in a seven-way tie with Kent City, Lansing Catholic, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian, Hemlock, Hillsdale and Grand Rapids...

Times Updates

Dryden teen missing, once again

Dryden teen missing, once again

Drives away with a vehicle instead of bicycle this time   DRYDEN — According to the Imlay City Police Department, a runaway teen has been reported missing yet again. He had vanished in April of last year and was found a week later. In his disappearance in 2023,...

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News

Planners question land use

Planners question land use

Automotive Recycle Center says “not a junkyard”   IMLAY CITY — Recycling Center. Junkyard. Call it what you want. The bottom line is there could be a new business coming to town and bringing employment opportunity and revenue with it. The Imlay City Planning...

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Former Almont Sgt. speaks out

Former Almont Sgt. speaks out

Black shares “the real truth”; wins $895,000 lawsuit   Editor’s Note: A story regarding the retirement of former Almont police Chief was published in the May 29th edition of the Tri-City Times. Former Almont Sgt. Laura Black, upon seeing the article, reached out...

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Library Director leaves after 12 years

Library Director leaves after 12 years

Children books and adventures drove her passion   IMLAY CITY — It ended sooner than she wanted, but longtime director Tracy Aldrich said it was time to end her 12-year run as the facility’s Director. “I’ve been a librarian for 30 years and have been the Director...

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Sports

Reynolds medals four times for Cards at finals

Reynolds medals four times for Cards at finals

DRYDEN — Olivia Reynolds registered four placewinning efforts, helping lead the Dryden girls’ track team (14 points) to a four-way tie for 16th with Lansing Christian, East Jordan and Allen Park Cabrini last Saturday at the Division 4 state finals. Baldwin Middle...

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Battani third at state finals

Battani third at state finals

ALMONT — Chase Battani registered a pole vault clearance of 14 feet for third, helping the Almont boys’ track squad (six points) wind up in a seven-way tie with Kent City, Lansing Catholic, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian, Hemlock, Hillsdale and Grand Rapids...

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Capac wins district title, 16-1

Capac wins district title, 16-1

CAPAC — Capac saw to it that their tournament path would continue a bit longer, rolling to a convincing 16-1 victory over host Genesee in a Division 4 baseball district last Saturday. It marked Capac’s first district title since the 2013 season and improved their...

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Almont wins district title again

Almont wins district title again

ALMONT — Almont claimed a 4-1 win against host Richmond in a Division 3 girls’ district soccer confrontation last Thursday. It marked the fourth straight season Almont has earned a top district finish. With the outcome, Almont (the Blue Water Area Conference...

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Columns

Backyard acrobats and tail signals

"In all our years living here, I've never seen so many squirrels," Mel remarked last summer. "The red squirrel was the only one around when we built this house. Now the black and gray are everywhere." Several days later, while sitting at my desk observing a host of...

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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...

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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...

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Opinion

Are they ready for the world?

Graduation ceremonies are about to unfold in our communities. A time of tears, cheers and extreme pride. We’re confident the speeches will be fabulous, most have been in the past. Young men and women standing before their community and classmates, offering insight...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Obituaries

Joan Loretta Botwin, 92

Joan Loretta Botwin, 92

Joan Loretta Botwin, just shy of her 93rd birthday passed away May 30, 2024, formerly of Warren and Attica resident for over 30 years. She was born June 1, 1931 the daughter of Harry and Stella Bruzdewicz in Hamtramck. She graduated from St. Lads High School. Joan...

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Sharon Budnick, 81

Sharon Budnick, 81

Sharon Budnick, age 81, of Imlay City, MI died Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Serene Gardens Assisted Living of Imlay City, MI. Sharon Sterling Gunter was born May 12, 1943, in Detroit, MI. She is the daughter of the late Rondall Gunter and the late Arlene ‘Amber’...

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Mark F. Gill, 73

Mark F. Gill, 73

Mr. Mark F. Gill, age 73, a longtime resident of Imlay City passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 10, 1950, the son of Douglas and Phyllis (Hyslop) Gill in Detroit. He graduated from Cousino High School in 1969 where...

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Ronald William Miles, 74

Ronald William Miles, 74, born September 29, 1949, in Mt. Clemens, MI passed away May 23, 2024, in Clearwater, FL. Survived by son Scott (Jennifer); granddaughter Myra; daughter Eryn; ex-wife Sheryl (Evans) Miles; sister Betty Miles; brothers Jerry (Patrick), Raymond...

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