Dryden thumps Genesee, 65-24

Cardinals take the early lead and breeze on to a victory   DRYDEN — Dryden turned back visiting Genesee, 65-24, in a varsity boys’ basketball contest last Friday night. With the decision, Dryden raises their mark to 13-4 this season. In Friday’s contest, Dryden...

Spartans clinch crown

Imlay City girls win first league title since 1999   IMLAY CITY — Imlay City saw to it that they would clinch the Blue Water Area Conference title outright, accomplishing the feat with a 42-20 triumph against visiting Armada in a varsity girls’ basketball...

Appraiser asked to determine split

Village, district taking steps toward Middle School sale   CAPAC — Village officials, at a meeting with the school district earlier this month, have reiterated their desire to proceed with the sale of the Capac Middle School. President Pro-Tem Joe Nemecek and...

Schoonover has plan for downtown space

‘Third & Main Event Center’ to be location for special events   IMLAY CITY — Jim Schoonover, president and owner of Vintech Industries, plans to open a facility for special events in the former Mulefoot/Hiram’s restaurant space at the corner of Main and Third...

Times Updates

Imlay City Boys’ Baseball meeting set

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Boys’ Baseball registration and parent meeting is set for Wednesday, March 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Borland Elementary School, located at 500 W. Borland Road. Any questions, call Neil Collins at 810-614-4992.

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Almont woman abducted at gunpoint by ex-spouse

ALMONT — A 51-year-old Detroit man is in Lapeer County Jail after kidnapping his ex-wife at gunpoint and threatening to kill her and himself on Thursday, Feb. 20. Almont Police Sgt. Laura Black said the abduction of the Almont woman took place at around 6:45 a.m. at a...

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BERLIN TOWNSHIP – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ml ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING To the Residence and Property Owners of Berlin Township: The Berlin Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on February 27,2020 at 7:30PM. The hearing will be held at 740 Capac Road,...

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News

Appraiser asked to determine split

Appraiser asked to determine split

Village, district taking steps toward Middle School sale   CAPAC — Village officials, at a meeting with the school district earlier this month, have reiterated their desire to proceed with the sale of the Capac Middle School. President Pro-Tem Joe Nemecek and...

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Bond sale brings big benefits

Bond sale brings big benefits

Low interest rates result in $8.5 million savings for IC Schools   IMLAY CITY — The first series of Imlay City Schools 2020 bonds have been sold and the district is exceedingly pleased with the outcome. At Monday’s board meeting, district leaders and their...

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Schoonover has plan for downtown space

Schoonover has plan for downtown space

‘Third & Main Event Center’ to be location for special events   IMLAY CITY — Jim Schoonover, president and owner of Vintech Industries, plans to open a facility for special events in the former Mulefoot/Hiram’s restaurant space at the corner of Main and Third...

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Polly Ann Trail group tries again for grant

Polly Ann Trail group tries again for grant

Organization making third bid for funds from MI DNR TRI-CITY AREA — If at first and second try you don’t succeed, the Friends of the Polly Ann Trail group is hoping the third time will be the charm for them. In 2017 and 2018, the Friends organization applied for...

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Sports

Stanton, Dwyer head to states

ALMONT — Almont advanced two of their wrestlers to the Division 3 individual state finals scheduled for March 6-7 at Ford Field in Detroit. They qualified with top-four weight class finishes at a regional hosted by Yale High School last Saturday. Dallas Stanton led...

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Harper, Sandzik on to Ford Field

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City qualified two grapplers to the Division 2 individual state finals set for March 6-7 at Ford Field in Detroit. They earned the right to compete there with top-four weight class placings last Saturday at a Gaylord High School-based regional. Joe...

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Imlay City upsets Almont, 54-51

Imlay City upsets Almont, 54-51

Spartans surprise Raiders at home with BWAC nailbitter   TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City upset visiting Almont, 54-51, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball confrontation on Tuesday, February 18. With the outcome, Imlay City improves to 8-9 and 5-6....

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Dryden thumps Genesee, 65-24

Dryden thumps Genesee, 65-24

Cardinals take the early lead and breeze on to a victory   DRYDEN — Dryden turned back visiting Genesee, 65-24, in a varsity boys’ basketball contest last Friday night. With the decision, Dryden raises their mark to 13-4 this season. In Friday’s contest, Dryden...

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Columns

Seeing signs of life

The very moment my mother took her last breath I was on the phone with the hospice nurse, but I was unable to talk. Just 10 minutes prior, I witnessed a miracle right there in her apartment. As she lay on the hospital bed hospice had set up for her, labored in her...

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Three sides to a story

Today, February 21, the sky shines crystal clear upon Herman McCoy’s account of my birthday-or better said, my birthnight. On foot, my uncle rounded the last curve between Freeburn, Kentucky, and his home in the McCoy Bottom. A heart light with love from courting...

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Season of garden dreams

“Maggie wants to expand the garden this spring,” Jack said with a smile. A truck driver for thirty-seven years, you can’t call Jack a slacker. Here in the depth of February, he’s happy as a tick on an old coon dog. The surgeon gave him two new hips last November, and...

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My father in the kitchen door

In February 1995, my father called. Caution threw up a hand. This wasn’t about my birthday. “Dad?” “You don’t know who this is?” he said in his belittling tone. “I didn’t expect you to call. You usually drop by. Are you okay?” “I need you to drive me to St. John’s...

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Opinion

Helping our neighbors stay warm

We’re just three weeks away from the official start of spring but winter’s cold and snowy grip is sure to stick around for some time yet. For those in our community who struggle to fend off the frigid weather every winter, spring probably can’t come soon enough....

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Teaching and guiding the next generation

The school setting has increasingly become more than just a place to learn facts and figures. Educators have answered the call to help youth fully prepare for life after graduation too. This is often referred to as the Whole Child Approach to Education. The tenets of...

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Coming and going: Keihin was a surprise

It was big news back in 2007. A Japanese-based car parts manufacturer, Keihin, wanted to come to Capac, put up a sizeable building and start hiring more than 200-plus employees. The subprime mortgage crisis had begun in 2006 and the state’s economy was showing signs...

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Giving credit where it’s due

A hearty handshake, a hand-written thank you note or a smile filled with gratitude. Volunteers and community servants really feel a sense of accomplishment when these and other gestures of thanks come their way. Knowing just how you’ve made a positive difference in...

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Obituaries

James M. Anderson, 81

James M. Anderson, 81

James M. Anderson, 81, of Lapeer formerly of Imlay City, died February 20, 2020. He was born September 25, 1938 in Imlay City to parents Merle and Violet (Smith) Anderson. He proudly served his country in the United State Army. James married Marilyn M. Bonesteel on...

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Teresa Moya Gilbert, 56

Teresa Moya Gilbert, 56

Teresa Moya Gilbert, 56, passed away February 15, 2020. She was born December 19, 1963 and grew up in Imlay City, Michigan. She is survived by her husband, Jay Gilbert of the home; her son, Thomas Ferguson II; mother, Angie Parrish (Kenneth); father, Pedro Moya, Sr;...

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Wayne Rabert, 65

Wayne Rabert, 65, of Waterford, MI, died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at William Beaumont Hospital of Royal Oak, MI. Wayne Michael Rabert was born October 7, 1954 in Almont, MI. He was the son of the late Frederick and Sybil (Bowns) Rabert. Wayne grew up in Almont, MI....

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Charles Willwerth, 88

Charles Willwerth, 88

Charles Willwerth passed away peacefully February 15, 2020 at the age of 88. He was born in Dryden, MI on July 29, 1931 to Joseph and Katherine (Lang) Willwerth. He was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters, and was preceded in death by all. He attended the...

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