Surcharge for safety

Rate increase for 911 services to be decided by voters on November 3 LAPEER COUNTY — Three funding requests will appear on all Lapeer County general election ballots. Among them is a proposal from Lapeer County Central Dispatch to increase the current 911 surcharge...

Almont returns with OT win

  ALMONT — Brock Conger hit Michael Lulgjuraj with a 10-yard touchdown pass on third down during overtime, lifting host Almont to a dramatic 28-25 victory over visiting Richmond in a Blue Water Area Conference battle last Friday night. With the decision, Almont...

Capac defeats Merritt Academy

CAPAC — The Capac junior varsity football squad returned from a road contest against Merritt Academy’s varsity with a 38-12 win in a non-league 8-man contest last Friday night. With the outcome, Capac moves to 1-0 as far as varsity clashes are concerned. “Our program...

Kautz ties for 5th, Hellebuyck is 11th at state golf finals

ALMONT — Brandi Kautz shot an 81 over 18 holes en route to a two-way tie for fifth place, leading the way for the Almont girls’ golf team at the Division 4 state finals last Saturday. Forest Akers West Golf Course, in East Lansing, served as the tournament venue....

Times Updates

AG charges Imlay City doctor with drug felonies

State alleges Madhu Subnani improperly prescribed medicine, altered patient charts IMLAY CITY — An Imlay City-area family physician has been charged with multiple felonies by the Michigan Attorney General. On Friday, Dana Nessel’s office announced that Dr. Madhu...

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News

Surcharge for safety

Surcharge for safety

Rate increase for 911 services to be decided by voters on November 3 LAPEER COUNTY — Three funding requests will appear on all Lapeer County general election ballots. Among them is a proposal from Lapeer County Central Dispatch to increase the current 911 surcharge...

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Five candidates seek board seats in Almont

Three, six-year terms to be decided in Nov. ALMONT — Voters will have five candidates to choose from for three open seats on the Almont Board of Education. Current members whose terms are expiring include Paul Bowman, Jill Bowman-O’Neil and John Brzozowski. Of the...

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Lapeer’s Esteem Team honors World War II vet

Lapeer’s Esteem Team honors World War II vet

Pvt. Claude Welch, 92, lauded during event at VFW Post 2492 IMLAY CITY — It’s never too late to acknowledge a World War II veteran. That was the sentiment of Lapeer County’s Veterans Esteem Team members, who on Tuesday (Oct. 6) honored 92-year-old Pvt. Claude Welch of...

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Fate of dogs to be decided next month

Animals attacked an Almont Township woman in February LAPEER — Two dogs that attacked a 51-year-old Almont Twp. woman on Feb. 14, 2020, will remain sheltered at a facility until mid-November. The pair of Caucasian Ovcharka Shepherd dogs were among three dogs running...

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Sports

Almont returns with OT win

Almont returns with OT win

  ALMONT — Brock Conger hit Michael Lulgjuraj with a 10-yard touchdown pass on third down during overtime, lifting host Almont to a dramatic 28-25 victory over visiting Richmond in a Blue Water Area Conference battle last Friday night. With the decision, Almont...

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Broncos overpower the Spartans

Broncos overpower the Spartans

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City absorbed a 47-0 loss to visiting North Branch in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity football matchup last Friday night. With the outcome, North Branch moves to 5-0 overall and against BWAC rivals. Imlay City slips to 3-2 versus league foes...

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Capac defeats Merritt Academy

Capac defeats Merritt Academy

CAPAC — The Capac junior varsity football squad returned from a road contest against Merritt Academy’s varsity with a 38-12 win in a non-league 8-man contest last Friday night. With the outcome, Capac moves to 1-0 as far as varsity clashes are concerned. “Our program...

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Columns

Talking apples

It all began with little green apples. Aunt Eloise mailed Mom a letter saying the fruit was ready for canning applesauce. Mom loaded up the car with her Mason jars and our suitcases. Dad drove us south to the McCoy farm where we lived the first four years of my life....

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Two rooms of my own

When our youngest daughter claimed her independence, my husband gained her bathroom. He moved his health and beauty aids from our master-bedroom bath to the other, just nine easy steps away. Since I’d never known the benefits of my own bathroom, I first founded a...

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Loving Lily

Ruth called the third week in July. “Mom, I bought a puppy.” “I didn’t know you wanted a pet.” My youngest daughter lives in a house with more windows than timber. Enough to make a mother worry and suggest a dog might be a good idea for safety’s sake. But I held my...

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The darkest hour of my life

These late September chrysanthemum days saturate my natural senses with the faculty of memory. While I separate laundry in the morning, the ruddy scent of football season recalls my dorm room on Central Michigan University’s campus. I know the rustle of autumn’s...

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Opinion

Boulevard: A promising proposal for safety

Last week’s news that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)is considering installing a boulevard on a portion of M-53 in Imlay City was surprising but encouraging. Traffic volumes and a lack of controls makes it difficult and sometime dangerous to access...

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Making our interconnected world safer

We take great pains to protect our valuable possessions. We put our money into banks for safe keeping, lock the doors to our homes and vehicles and carry insurance on a wide variety of our belongings. Unfortunately, it appears we need to utilize some of those same...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15. People, organizations, businesses and more take the opportunity to celebrate the rich cultures of Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the...

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Youth and the dangers of underage drinking

Now that students have started their college academic year either on campus or online, it’s the ideal time for parents to talk with their kids about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking. Although it might seem counterintuitive, the Michigan Liquor Control...

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Obituaries

Mr. Harry A. Engle, 98

Mr. Harry A. Engle, 98

Mr. Harry A. Engle, 98, of Inverness, FL passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 in Inverness FL, after a brief stay at Arbor Trail Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center. Born in Utica, MI on September 18, 1922, he was a long-time resident of Michigan until moving...

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Judith “Judy” Brooks, 87

Judith “Judy” Brooks, 87

Judith “Judy” Brooks, 87, of Imlay City, MI died Monday, October 19, 2020 at Angela’s House Assisted Living of Imlay City, MI. Judith Leola Hackett was born July 16, 1933 in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. She was the daughter of the late Lyle and the late Dorthea (Tellis)...

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Robert “Bob” Gram, 75

Robert “Bob” Gram, 75, of Attica (recently of Traverse City), MI, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Medi-Lodge of Traverse City, MI. Robert Leo Gram was born August 15, 1944 in Port Huron, MI. He was the son of the late Leo and the late Pearl (Holmes) Gram. Bob grew...

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Daryl Snoblen, 65

Daryl Snoblen, 65

Daryl Snoblen, 65, of Imlay City, MI died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital of Lapeer, MI. Daryl Edwin Snoblen was born August 3, 1954 in Brown City, MI. He was the son of the late Gerald and the late Elaine (Ford) Snoblen. Daryl grew up in North...

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