Early Voting ends with mixed reviews

Almont has nearly 400 early votes; 1,148 returned absentee ballots   TRI-CITY AREA — The State of Michigan created yet another new requirement for local clerks, to provide specialized new equipment and additional staff, to accommodate nine days of early voting....

Capac Supt. cancels remainder of girls’ season

CAPAC — When the high school girls’ state basketball playoffs get underway next week there will be one team hailing from the Tri-City Area absent from the field. That is because a decision has been made to call off the remainder of the season for Capac’s squad. Capac...

Four set to compete at Ford Field

TRI-CITY AREA — A total of four grapplers from the Tri-City Area will test their well honed mat skills this Friday and Saturday at the individual wrestling state finals. Ford Field, in Detroit, is where the action unfolds. Imlay City will have three representatives...

Kearsley ends Imlay City’s season, 54-49

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City fell 54-49 to host Flint Kearsley in a Division 2 varsity boys’ basketball district opening round battle Monday night. With the decision, Flint Kearsley improves to 17-6 overall. Imlay City watches a 17-6 season reach an endpoint. In Monday’s...

Times Updates

Bowling fundraiser

ALMONT — The Imlay City VFW Auxiliary 2492 is putting on a Bowling Fundraiser for our veterans. The fundraiser will be held March 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Almont Hideaway Lanes located at 4550 Howland Rd., Almont 48003. The cost is $20 and that includes 3...

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News

Early Voting ends with mixed reviews

Early Voting ends with mixed reviews

Almont has nearly 400 early votes; 1,148 returned absentee ballots   TRI-CITY AREA — The State of Michigan created yet another new requirement for local clerks, to provide specialized new equipment and additional staff, to accommodate nine days of early voting....

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Capac Supt. cancels remainder of girls’ season

Capac Supt. cancels remainder of girls’ season

CAPAC — When the high school girls’ state basketball playoffs get underway next week there will be one team hailing from the Tri-City Area absent from the field. That is because a decision has been made to call off the remainder of the season for Capac’s squad. Capac...

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We all could use a “Little Grace”

We all could use a “Little Grace”

This being a grandpa thing is gonna be awesome!!   PORT HURON — Who knew?! I know... plenty of you did. My wife and I have joined a Grand Club, thanks to my son, Sam and his beautiful wife, Bethany. I’m told it’s a lifetime membership and I hear once you join, it...

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Work on sanitary sewer resumes

Work on sanitary sewer resumes

Crews back after brief shutdown; Digging manholes   IMLAY CITY — Work continues along the M-53 corridor between the railroad viaduct and Fifth St. Heavy equipment has been in place since late last year as crews with Boddy Construction continue work on a sanitary...

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Sports

Four set to compete at Ford Field

Four set to compete at Ford Field

TRI-CITY AREA — A total of four grapplers from the Tri-City Area will test their well honed mat skills this Friday and Saturday at the individual wrestling state finals. Ford Field, in Detroit, is where the action unfolds. Imlay City will have three representatives...

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Kearsley ends Imlay City’s season, 54-49

Kearsley ends Imlay City’s season, 54-49

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City fell 54-49 to host Flint Kearsley in a Division 2 varsity boys’ basketball district opening round battle Monday night. With the decision, Flint Kearsley improves to 17-6 overall. Imlay City watches a 17-6 season reach an endpoint. In Monday’s...

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Spartans assured of a top finish

Spartans assured of a top finish

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity boys’ basketball team assured themselves of no worse than a share of the Blue Water Area Conference championship, accomplishing the feat with a 48-44 victory over visiting league rival Yale on Tuesday, February 20. With the final,...

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Dryden claims outright NCTL title

Dryden claims outright NCTL title

DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity boys’ basketball team saw to it that a North Central Thumb League Stars Division title would belong to them at night’s end, registering a 60-36 triumph against visiting Peck on Tuesday, February 20. With the decision, Dryden goes to 18-3...

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Columns

Knowing I had found my kin

Recently, while lunching with Erna at her table, she mentioned her son suggested she try the grief support group hosted by a local church. "The meetings are very helpful," she said. "And there's room for a few more in the group if you think you might be interested....

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Oops—800 year mistake

My wife, Cindie, began doing genealogy in high school. I didn’t get addicted until May 2011. Cindie was inputting information into Ancestry.com that she had collected while on a recent genealogy trip to New England. I only had three questions I wanted answered about...

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Vote, but be civil when sharing your opinions

Let’s be clear with two things right from the get go. First, this column is my opinion and mine alone. In NO way is it a reflection of anything to do with the Tri-City Times. Secondly, I have no dog in either of these issues/races. Controversial elections seldom breed...

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Report to the Community for 2023

January began with a request for assistance in reorganizing and rearranging the museum. Carolyn Rayl, Gary Kimery, Pat Spencer and Mike Swanger have helped throughout the year in making the museum a more organized and inviting space. Lynn Nolin and Pat Milton have...

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Opinion

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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Remain reasonable with your letters to the editor

Letters to the editor can be a valuable tool for both the newspaper and the communities we cover. The feature may also be one of the best read sections of the newspaper, while at the same time being one of the most misunderstood. Just the other day in chatting with a...

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

We've all heard stories of people, who for whatever reason, have told children that Santa Claus wasn't real (and then told them neither was the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy). It kind of made us wonder why in the world anyone thought that was a good idea? And then...

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Obituaries

Elmer “Junior” Kage, 91

Elmer “Junior” Kage, 91

Elmer "Junior" Kage went to be with his Lord on this day, February 13, 2024, at the age of 91. Junior was born on August 31, 1932, to parents Elmer Sr. and Ida (Karr) Kage on a farm in Utica, MI. At the age of 20, he was drafted into the United States Army, where he...

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Robert William Kramer, 29

Robert William Kramer, 29

Robert William Kramer, 29, of Attica, passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2024. He was born on January 1, 1995, to parents Kurt Kramer and Margaret (Kwilos) Plonkey. Rob graduated from North Branch High School, class of 2013. He most recently worked for IGS...

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Gerald Ray Lamphere, 90

Gerald Ray Lamphere, 90

Gerald Ray Lamphere, 90, of Sterling Heights died February 18, 2024. Loving husband of Shirley for 70 years. Dear father of Debra Rogers, Dawn Stewart (Gary), David Lamphere, and Denise Moilanen (Steve). Grandfather of Lauren Novak (Rob), Rachel Moilanen, and Sarah...

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Ernst M. Faigle, 81

Ernst M. Faigle, 81

Ernst M. Faigle, 81, of Dryden, peacefully joined his beloved wife in heaven the evening of Thursday, February 15, 2024, surrounded by family at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. "Ernie/Dad/ Mark/Bro" was born April 13, 1942, in Cincinnati, OH, the son of Ernst and Iris...

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