Four more fair days

2021 event underway; runs through Sat.   IMLAY CITY — The 2021 Eastern Michigan State Fair is officially underway but there’s just four days left to get in on the fun—today through Saturday, July 31. On Monday, the fairgrounds was abuzz with final preparations....

Scooping it forward again

Siegler Dairy Farms to provide 400 free cones July 28-31   ALMONT — Here’s your chance to celebrate National Ice Cream Month without having to fork over any cash. Local dairy farmer Kip Siegler is once again partnering with a local restaurant to give out free ice...

Oilers 14U go 2-3 at tourney

TRI-CITY AREA — The Foster Oilers 14U softball team, which lists Imlay City’s Lexa Forti and Almont’s Lydia Lacavera on its roster, went 2-3 at the Storm Summer Classic this past week. Byron Center is where the games were contested. They got their tournament stint...

Attack 14U softball reaches semis

ALMONT — Attack’s 14U softball squad fashioned a 5-1 mark at the Lakeshore Summer Classic this past week. Byron Center is where the action unfolded. Attack started things off in the 24-team tournament Friday with an 8-1 victory over Downriver Diamonds 14U. Later that...

Times Updates

Imlay City man killed in motorcyle accident

IMLAY CITY — A 60-year-old Imlay City man riding a motorcycle was killed at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, (July 30), when struck by a GMC Yukon at the intersection of Almont Avenue and Titus Street. Interim Police Chief Sean Leathers reported that the victim, Chauncey...

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News

Four more fair days

Four more fair days

2021 event underway; runs through Sat.   IMLAY CITY — The 2021 Eastern Michigan State Fair is officially underway but there’s just four days left to get in on the fun—today through Saturday, July 31. On Monday, the fairgrounds was abuzz with final preparations....

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Search for Joe enters second week

Search for Joe enters second week

DRYDEN — Officials and residents from Dryden Township, along with groups from around the state of Michigan, spent last week searching for Joseph Mindelli. Joseph (Joe) Mindelli was reported as a missing person to the Dryden Township Police Department on Monday, July...

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Scooping it forward again

Scooping it forward again

Siegler Dairy Farms to provide 400 free cones July 28-31   ALMONT — Here’s your chance to celebrate National Ice Cream Month without having to fork over any cash. Local dairy farmer Kip Siegler is once again partnering with a local restaurant to give out free ice...

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Imlay City selects police chief finalists

Imlay City selects police chief finalists

Jeff Daniel and Brett Selby emerge as top candidates   IMLAY CITY — The city’s police chief search committee has narrowed its list of candidates for full-time police chief to two finalists. City Manager Craig Horton reported Thursday that Lt. Jeff Daniel,...

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Sports

Oilers 14U go 2-3 at tourney

Oilers 14U go 2-3 at tourney

TRI-CITY AREA — The Foster Oilers 14U softball team, which lists Imlay City’s Lexa Forti and Almont’s Lydia Lacavera on its roster, went 2-3 at the Storm Summer Classic this past week. Byron Center is where the games were contested. They got their tournament stint...

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Kautz, Hellebuyck excel at Fortress

Kautz, Hellebuyck excel at Fortress

ALMONT — A pair of recent Almont High School graduates teed it up at a Top-50 Junior Golf Tour stop this past week. They were a part of the field in the Frankenmuth Open which unfolded June 20-21 at The Fortress. Competing in the Girls’ 15-18 age group, Kautz tied for...

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Attack 14U softball reaches semis

Attack 14U softball reaches semis

ALMONT — Attack’s 14U softball squad fashioned a 5-1 mark at the Lakeshore Summer Classic this past week. Byron Center is where the action unfolded. Attack started things off in the 24-team tournament Friday with an 8-1 victory over Downriver Diamonds 14U. Later that...

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Fisher helps Expos go 4-1

Fisher helps Expos go 4-1

ALMONT — The Indiana Expos National 17U baseball squad, which counts Almont’s Kylar Fisher among their ranks, posted a 4-1 mark at the Pastime 17 National Champioship this past week. Xavier University, in Cincinnati, Ohio, served as the tournament venue. The team...

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Columns

The yellow birdhouse

Around 5-ish, summer’s sweetness calls me uphill after a day’s work outdoors and one last peek at the bees. Now, to cook dinner—cheese ravioli with venison marinara sauce and lettuce salad from our raised bed. “Food! Glorious food!” sings in my mind. The words and...

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Remembering the good ol’ days

My brothers reminded me the other day of some of our good times back when we were just kids in the fifties. Both of my brothers rode bikes delivering newspapers all over our city every day. The name of the paper was the Chatham Daily News. They would just happen to be...

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To capture a swarm of bees

I shook the kitchen rugs by the back steps. Next, I’d make coleslaw and put chicken and potatoes in the oven for company. All was well on another beautiful, Michigan Saturday. Then my husband shouted from down the hill, hands cupped to his mouth. “Your bees are on the...

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Overcoming anger

As I write this, I reflect that today was my kung fu teacher’s birthday. He passed away two years ago. As a teenager, I began studying martial arts and was heavily invested in them until my mid-twenties. I eventually achieved the rank of instructor (sifu, as it is...

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Opinion

Keeping hope alive

When the call went out for volunteers to help search for Dryden’s Joe Mindelli last week, it wasn’t surprising to see such a strong response. Since last Tuesday, hundreds of people, both near and far, have arrived at the Dryden Wesleyan Church, wearing their sturdy...

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It’s auction time for youth exhibitors

If you or your business or organization has the means, consider supporting a local youth livestock exhibitor at either the St. Clair County or Eastern Michigan State fair this month. St. Clair County’s auction will be held tomorrow, July 22, starting at 4 p.m. and the...

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Bridging the gap for students

Addressing gaps in education, whether funding or achievement, has long been a common buzz word among politicians. That’s why it felt surreal to learn that Democrats and Republicans, in what’s been an especially contentious period of time, have finally reached an...

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Protecting our elders

As a society we strive to protect the most vulnerable people in our midst and that includes those on both ends of the age spectrum—the young and old. In Michigan, June is recognized as Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness Month and last month, state leaders...

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Obituaries

Leatha Kaye McKee, 64

Leatha Kaye McKee, 64

Leatha Kaye McKee, 64, of Emmett Township, passed away after a long illness on July 23, 2021, at Lake Huron Medical Center, Port Huron. She was born in Mt. Clemens, September 25, 1956, the daughter of the late Richard and Iris (McMillan) Trombley. Her marriage to...

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Amanda “Mandy” LaCroix, 34

Amanda “Mandy” LaCroix, 34

Amanda “Mandy” LaCroix, age 34, passed away, Monday, July 19, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born January 6, 1987 in Mount Clemens, the daughter of John and Mary (Urbanchock) Northam. She grew up in Richmond. Mandy married her beloved husband Joseph LaCroix on...

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Brian Louis Nadrowski, 57

Brian Louis Nadrowski, 57

Brian Louis Nadrowski, age 57 of Imlay City passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, surrounded by his family in Mayville. He was born February 3, 1964, the son of Henry Louis and Barbara Ann (Baumann) Nadrowski in Detroit. Brian graduated from Imlay City High School in...

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Deanna Snoddy, 83

Deanna Snoddy, 83

Deanna Snoddy, age 83, of Lapeer (formerly of Imlay City), MI died Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (Suncrest) in Lapeer, MI. Deanna Dayton was born November 7, 1937 in Imlay City, MI. She was the daughter of the late Agnes (Dayton)...

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