Summer Fest is here!

Chamber’s two-day event happening this Friday and Saturday, August 12-13   IMLAY CITY — The inaugural Imlay City Summer Fest is nearly here. Organizers are putting the finishing touches on the two-day schedule of events which kicks off this Friday, August 12, at...

Berlin Township pays tribute to the elderly

A full house gathers at hall to celebrate senior citizens   BERLIN TWP. — How many senior citizens does it take to fill the Berlin Township Hall? Probably not too many more than the 70 or so seniors that attended the July 26 special luncheon to honor some of the...

Wetzel, Muehleisen make finals

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s Griffin Wetzel won the Boys Singles 6 Flight and Maggie Muehleisen wound up second among Girls Singles 5 Flight entrants at the Francis J. Robinson Memorial Tennis Tournament this past week in Port Huron. Wetzel opened his tournament stint...

Hunsaker to take skills to SVSU

ALMONT — Brandon Hunsaker, a 2022 graduate of Almont High Schoool, will continue his baseball playing days with Saginaw Valley State University’s program next season. He is coming off his final high school campaign where he put together a 1-2 record, including a 1.81...

Times Updates

Armada Fair celebrates 150th year

2022 events runs Aug. 15-20   TRI-CITY AREA — In honor of its 150th anniversary, the Armada Fair has added an array of historic demonstrations and events into their 2022 schedule of events. The fair kicks off on Monday, August 15 and runs through Saturday, August...

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News

Summer Fest is here!

Summer Fest is here!

Chamber’s two-day event happening this Friday and Saturday, August 12-13   IMLAY CITY — The inaugural Imlay City Summer Fest is nearly here. Organizers are putting the finishing touches on the two-day schedule of events which kicks off this Friday, August 12, at...

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Berlin Township pays tribute to the elderly

Berlin Township pays tribute to the elderly

A full house gathers at hall to celebrate senior citizens   BERLIN TWP. — How many senior citizens does it take to fill the Berlin Township Hall? Probably not too many more than the 70 or so seniors that attended the July 26 special luncheon to honor some of the...

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New funding approved for police, EMS services

New funding approved for police, EMS services

School millage and bond requests also passed by Aug. 2 primary election voters   TRI-CITY AREA — All but one local ballot proposal was approved by voters in the August 2 primary election. Imlay Township’s special assessment for garbage collection was defeated 464...

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2022: A fair for the record books, again

2022: A fair for the record books, again

IMLAY CITY — The Eastern Michigan Fair Board can open their record books and put 2022 at the top of the list. Fair Manager Ian Kempf has reported that gross gate sales were up 1.8 percent over last year when the most recent record was set. “This is a new record...

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Sports

Wetzel, Muehleisen make finals

Wetzel, Muehleisen make finals

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City’s Griffin Wetzel won the Boys Singles 6 Flight and Maggie Muehleisen wound up second among Girls Singles 5 Flight entrants at the Francis J. Robinson Memorial Tennis Tournament this past week in Port Huron. Wetzel opened his tournament stint...

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Hunsaker to take skills to SVSU

Hunsaker to take skills to SVSU

ALMONT — Brandon Hunsaker, a 2022 graduate of Almont High Schoool, will continue his baseball playing days with Saginaw Valley State University’s program next season. He is coming off his final high school campaign where he put together a 1-2 record, including a 1.81...

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Imlay City Alumni Game is nearing

Imlay City Alumni Game is nearing

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Alumni Soccer Game takes place this Saturday at the Imlay City Main Soccer Field. Play begins at noon that day. Erik Schwalbe (2005), Jesse Gregory (2009), Jager Land (2021), Paul Schwalbe (2009), Rigo Galeana (2008), Omar Cardenas (2020),...

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Lemke to take talents to Mott

Lemke to take talents to Mott

DRYDEN — Dryden standout Zack Lemke will take his talents to the Mott Community College baseball squad next spring. In addition to Mott Community College, Lemke received recruiting interest from Muskegon Community College, Rochester University, Alpena Community...

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Columns

The aroma of reunion

When April 2022 appeared on my calendar four months ago, I thought this a fine summer for another Lincoln High class reunion. The 55th, specifically. I emailed Marty, a neighbor I grew up with on Wagner Street in Warren. A retired teacher and assistant principal of...

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Anniversary of the Gaspee Affair

I am a member of the “Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).” SAR is a lineage society. Its members must have an ancestor who provided services during the Revolutionary War. In my case, my third and fourth great-grandfathers, Silas and Gideon Hoyt, fought during the...

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The patience of a Blackberry lily

As Mel and I walked the Polly Ann Trail, Char and Dan Sutherby relaxed in lawn chairs by their home in downtown Leonard. Char waved. “Stop for a visit on your way back,” she hollered. I’d met Char several times during events sponsored by the Friends of the Addison...

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Don’t miss out on free museum opportunity

Since I was a kid, Port Huron has been the first place my family typically heads to for beach time, boat watching and just general relaxing. So I was pleased when a press release landed in my inbox this spring announcing free admission to all Port Huron museum...

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Opinion

Why do voters choose to sit on the sidelines?

Election Day for the 2022 primary has come and gone. In general, both the candidates and ballot proposals were plentiful but the voters were not. According to their respective clerks, just 33.45 percent of registered voters in St. Clair County and 32.83 percent of...

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Get rid of hazardous waste September 21

It’s good to hear that Lapeer County’s Clean Sweep and Household Hazardous Waste collection program is returning in 2022 and is open to all Lapeer County residents and farmers. This is an important opportunity to properly dispose of items that aren’t accepted in...

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Banner programs are meaningful

There’s already a lot that should catch your eye while driving or walking through downtown Imlay City and the return of the Downtown Development Authority’s Hometown Heroes banner program honoring veterans just adds to that. The tastefully composed banners, found on...

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Parents play a big part in teens driving safely

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the 100 days spanning from Memorial Day to Labor Day are marked with more fatal crashes than any other point during the year, especially for teens. It only makes sense that more teen drivers are on the road...

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Obituaries

Harry Robert Hopkins, 77

Harry Robert Hopkins, 77

Harry Robert Hopkins, 77, of Capac, formerly of Almont, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Blue Water Hospice House. He was born in Highland Park, November 14, 1944, the son of late Glen “Hoppy” and Doris (Harrington) Hopkins. Harry served in the United States Navy...

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Betty Vohs, 94

Betty Vohs, 94

Betty Vohs, age 94, of Imlay City, MI died Monday, August 1, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. Betty Jane Daniels was born July 30, 1928 in Royal Oak, MI. She was the daughter of the late Grant and the late Ethel (James) Daniels. Betty grew up and attended...

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Harold Hamlin, 85

Harold Hamlin, 85

Harold Hamlin, age 85, of Dryden, MI died suddenly Sunday, July 31, 2022 at his home. Harold Leroy Hamlin was born March 17, 1937 in Armada, MI. He was the son of the late John and the late Verna (Scott) Hamlin. He grew up in Onaway, MI; the family moved to Dryden...

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Newell Waters, 84

Newell Waters, age 84, of Attica, MI died Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at United Hospice Residence of Marlette, MI. Newell Waters was born December 30, 1937 in Nantahala, NC. He was the son of the late Lawton and the late Helen (Owen) Waters. Newell grew up and attended...

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Legal Notices

CITY OF IMLAY CITY SYNOPSIS

CITY OF IMLAY CITY Regular Commission Meeting August 04, 2022 SYNOPSIS Mayor Joi Kempf called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at 7:00 p.m. Commissioners present: Davis, Demske, Sadler, Tanis. Commissioners absent: Rowden, Villanueva....

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BERLIN TOWNSHIP SYNOPSIS

BERLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING SYNOPSIS August 8, 2022 Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Supervisor Winn. Pledge of Allegiance recited. Members present: Parks, Klos, Winn, Christian & Wittstock. July minutes approved. Treasurer's report approved. Planning...

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ALMONT VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING JULY 19, 2022 SYNOPSIS

VILLAGE OF ALMONT ALMONT VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING JULY 19, 2022 SYNOPSIS President Schneider called the Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Councilmembers present were Aleck, Calka, Dyke, Glasser, Steffler and Schneider. Councilmember Feldman was absent....

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ALMONT VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING JULY 5, 2022 SYNOPSIS

VILLAGE OF ALMONT ALMONT VILLAGE COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING JULY 5, 2022 SYNOPSIS President Schneider called the Regular Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. Councilmembers present were Calka, Dyke, Feldman, Glasser, Steffler and Schneider. Councilmember Aleck was absent. Staff...

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