Knights give to help special needs students

  IMLAY CITY — Proceeds from the Knights of Columbus’s annual Tootsie Roll Drive will help boost special education students at Imlay City Schools. Earlier this month, Council 4556 Grand Knight Rick Woodworth presented a check for $1,200 to Supt. Dr. Stu Cameron....

Sled hill for children opens at Lions Park

I.C. Parks & Rec. chairman thanks DPW for their efforts IMLAY CITY — City Commissioner Kelly Villanueva, who also serves as chairperson for the city’s Parks & Recreation Board, is issuing an invitation to children and parents. “We want to remind kids and their...

Almont wrestling starts year at 2-1

ALMONT — The Almont wrestling team opened their 2021 campaign with a 2-1 showing at home last Saturday. Almont started things off with a 57-18 loss to Richmond. That was followed by a 48-30 win against Livonia Clarenceville and a 48-29 victory over L’Anse Creuse...

Imlay City rolls past Holly, 64-34

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City rolled to convincing 64-34 victory over Holly in a non-league varsity girls’ basketball game last Saturday afternoon. With the result, Imlay City improves to 5-1 this season. In Saturday’s game, Imlay City opened up a 20-14 lead after one...

Times Updates

Weather delays  vaccine deliveries

Weather delays vaccine deliveries

Area Rite Aid pharmacies now administering COVID-19 shots TRI-CITY AREA — Last week’s snow events impacted local and statewide efforts to get residents vaccinated against COVID-19. On Friday, the Lapeer County Health Department received their weekly delivery of 1,000...

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News

Knights give to help special needs students

Knights give to help special needs students

  IMLAY CITY — Proceeds from the Knights of Columbus’s annual Tootsie Roll Drive will help boost special education students at Imlay City Schools. Earlier this month, Council 4556 Grand Knight Rick Woodworth presented a check for $1,200 to Supt. Dr. Stu Cameron....

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Vintech buys former Willenborg building

Vintech buys former Willenborg building

Jim Schoonover sees growth, opportunity in future markets IMLAY CITY — Vintech Industry co-owners, Jim Schoonover and Frank Mu, recently purchased the former Willenborg Associates Building at 620 Industrial Parkway in the Imlay City Industrial Park. Schoonover said...

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Sled hill for children opens at Lions Park

Sled hill for children opens at Lions Park

I.C. Parks & Rec. chairman thanks DPW for their efforts IMLAY CITY — City Commissioner Kelly Villanueva, who also serves as chairperson for the city’s Parks & Recreation Board, is issuing an invitation to children and parents. “We want to remind kids and their...

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Weather delays  vaccine deliveries

Weather delays vaccine deliveries

Area Rite Aid pharmacies now administering COVID-19 shots TRI-CITY AREA — Last week’s snow events impacted local and statewide efforts to get residents vaccinated against COVID-19. On Friday, the Lapeer County Health Department received their weekly delivery of 1,000...

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Sports

Raiders top Spartans in BWAC action, 73-65

Raiders top Spartans in BWAC action, 73-65

  TRI-CITY AREA — Almont came out on top of a 73-65 verdict over visiting Imlay City in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball confrontation last Wednesday night. With the outcome, Almont raises its mark to 4-0 and 2-0. Imlay City watches their...

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Dryden wins big, 67-25

DRYDEN — Dryden bested host Genesee, 67-25, in a North Central Thumb League varsity boys’ basketball battle last Friday night. With the result, Dryden improves to 4-1 and 2-0. In Friday’s battle, Dryden bolted out to a 24-2 advantage after one quarter had ended and...

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Almont wrestling starts year at 2-1

Almont wrestling starts year at 2-1

ALMONT — The Almont wrestling team opened their 2021 campaign with a 2-1 showing at home last Saturday. Almont started things off with a 57-18 loss to Richmond. That was followed by a 48-30 win against Livonia Clarenceville and a 48-29 victory over L’Anse Creuse...

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Capac blanks a pair of teams in GTC action

Capac blanks a pair of teams in GTC action

  CAPAC — Capac went 2-0 in Greater Thumb Conference wrestling action at home last Friday night. The team began their two-match stint with a 60-0 win against Vassar. That was followed by a 51-0 victory over Brown City. Max Frangedakis (112/119), Ben Rodriguez...

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Columns

Spit and Whittle Club meets again

These here last couple of months have caused the boys at the Spit & Whittle Club to come to the weakly metin all fired up. There were so many things that I jist decided I couldn’t report on thim all. But this weeks metin were the most civil till the end. First we...

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Rites of passage

I packed my suitcase with my winter clothes, red housecoat, and jewelry box. For the first time in my life, I left home in February 1968 to attend Central Michigan University. In retrospect, the day is grounded as a rite of passage. Never again did I share a bedroom...

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Small but powerful acts of love

Nick was quite a character. Back when I was in the Navy, Nick shared the other side of a wall with me. My bed was up against one side in my room and his was up against the opposite side in his room. Even before I knew his name or had met Nick, he made an indelible...

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The crows’ conference caws

Friday, January 29, the sun set while I typed the last line of my second novel. Two hundred and ninety-nine pages. Five hundred and eighty five hours. Surprised and gratified, I rolled my chair away from my desk, two days before my deadline. What now? No, best not...

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Opinion

Monopoly isn’t a game for newspapers

The following opinion piece was written by Dean Riddings, CEO, America’s Newspapers and reprinted here with permission. America’s Newspapers is committed to explaining, defending and advancing the vital role of newspapers in democracy and civil life. They put an...

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Support youth success through scholarship

Scholarship season is here. If you’re a soon-to-be or recent graduate or the parent of one looking to get some help paying for college or trade school, this can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking moment. Gathering all the right papers, filling out all the...

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Stay warm, stay safe

This week we’ve experienced the coldest temperatures so far this winter season, the National Weather Service is reporting. We expect a Michigan winter to always deliver a few cold snaps but the bitter conditions like we’ve seen recently can still deliver a shock to...

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Doing to learn and feeding the world

Our country and world depends on experts in agriculture to ensure we can maintain a sufficient food supply while facing an array of challenges like population growth, demand for resources and changes in climate and weather. Besides the farmers and people who harvest...

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Obituaries

Barbara Powers, 75

Barbara Powers, 75

Barbara Powers, 75, of Imlay City, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at McLaren Flint Region Medical Center. Barbara Ann Jamison was born January 13, 1946 in Lapeer, MI. She was the daughter of the late Roy Jamison and the late Ila (Gottschalk) Schiffelbine. Barbara’s...

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Terrie D. Mehl, 68

Terrie D. Mehl, 68, a longtime resident of Dundee, MI, current resident of Davison, MI; passed away on February 4, 2021 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. Terrie was born on October 10, 1952 in Monroe, MI, born the daughter of Bud Furrow and Mary Lou Hedrick. Terrie was a...

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Achiel “Ace” Arthur Feys, 82

Achiel “Ace” Arthur Feys, 82

Achiel “Ace” Arthur Feys, 82, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Beloved husband of 57 years to Diane. Loving father to Dale (Cheryl) Feys and Duane (Jen) Feys. Proud grandfather to Kara, Jack, Maddie, and Bree. Dear brother of Rene (Diana) Feys, Arthur Jr....

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Hazel Herr-Fadness, 83

Hazel Herr-Fadness, 83

Hazel Herr-Fadness, 83, of Lapeer, died Sunday, February 14, 2021 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Hazel Margaret Whiting was born March 23, 1937 in Beckley, WV. She was the daughter of the late Gale and the late Nanny (Martin) Whiting. Hazel grew up in West...

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