Help wanted: Area clerks need election workers

  TRI-CITY AREA — In the run up to November’s general election, officials across the country and state say there’s a desperate need for poll workers, but does that same urgency exist locally? Some clerks from the Tri-City area say they’ve got the help they need...

Almont water main upgrades ongoing

Workers utilizing directional drilling for $500,000 project ALMONT — As an essential human need, providing residents with access to safe drinking water is among the highest of priorities for municipalities. As such, finding the best, most reliable and affordable ways...

Almont opens with 33-0 win

ALMONT — The Almont varsity football team kicked off their 2020 campaign with a 33-0 win against visiting Blue Water Area Conference rival Algonac last Friday night. “It was great to be back on the field with the recent uncertainty,” Almont Coach James Leusby said....

Dryden is undefeated on the year

DRYDEN — Dryden netted a 25-10, 25-5, 25-8 win at visiting Caseville’s expense in a North Central Thumb League volleyball encounter on Tuesday, September 15. With the outcome, Dryden raises their mark to 3-0 versus NCTL rivals and overall. Erin Boettcher put up...

Times Updates

Grant helps serve those in isolation due to COVID-19

LAPEER COUNTY — The county’s health department has received grant funding to assist residents impacted by the coronavirus. The Lapeer County Community Foundation recently granted the county agency $4,000 to assist with what they refer to as “wrap-around” services for...

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News

Archway to be restored

Archway to be restored

Imlay Township Cemetery’s 150-plus year-old sign now in local workshop IMLAY TWP. — The restoration of a piece of local history is now underway. Last month, the archway at the Imlay Township Cemetery was carefully removed from its supports and transported to Rick...

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Help wanted: Area clerks need  election workers

Help wanted: Area clerks need election workers

  TRI-CITY AREA — In the run up to November’s general election, officials across the country and state say there’s a desperate need for poll workers, but does that same urgency exist locally? Some clerks from the Tri-City area say they’ve got the help they need...

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Police lauded for  efforts at house fire

Police lauded for efforts at house fire

Imlay City officer, Lapeer Sheriff deputies tended to Imlay City victims LAPEER — Four police officers who responded to the scene of a fatal February 2019 house fire in Imlay City were honored last week by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) as their...

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Almont water main upgrades ongoing

Almont water main upgrades ongoing

Workers utilizing directional drilling for $500,000 project ALMONT — As an essential human need, providing residents with access to safe drinking water is among the highest of priorities for municipalities. As such, finding the best, most reliable and affordable ways...

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Sports

Imlay City falls to Cros-Lex in opener

Imlay City falls to Cros-Lex in opener

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity football team absorbed a 52-12 road loss to Cros-Lex in a Blue Water Area Conference clash last Friday night. It was the season-opener for both combatants. “We played a great game in the first half,” Imlay City Coach Brian Tresnak...

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Almont opens with 33-0 win

Almont opens with 33-0 win

ALMONT — The Almont varsity football team kicked off their 2020 campaign with a 33-0 win against visiting Blue Water Area Conference rival Algonac last Friday night. “It was great to be back on the field with the recent uncertainty,” Almont Coach James Leusby said....

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Raiders get  victory over  Sandusky

Raiders get victory over Sandusky

ALMONT — Almont earned a 5-3 win against visiting Sandusky in a non-league tennis clash last Thursday. In individual action, Sam Bussone secured a 6-2, 7-5 top flight victory over Jonathan Wenzel; Jack Jellison registered a 6-3, 6-1 triumph against Kyle Pardy at...

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Dryden is undefeated on the year

Dryden is undefeated on the year

DRYDEN — Dryden netted a 25-10, 25-5, 25-8 win at visiting Caseville’s expense in a North Central Thumb League volleyball encounter on Tuesday, September 15. With the outcome, Dryden raises their mark to 3-0 versus NCTL rivals and overall. Erin Boettcher put up...

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Columns

Oh my ganache!

What happens when you whisk one cup simmering heavy whipping cream, one cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and two tablespoons butter together? Ganache! A no-fuss, no-fail recipe sure to raise eyebrows as a glaze, icing, or sauce. Fond of...

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A wholesome thing

My computer sits marooned under our painter’s drop cloth. For the first time in my life as a journalist, I carry a recycled composition book and pen outside, and write. It feels good. How could it not when I’m overlooking sixty new lavender plants happily growing on a...

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Learning to take care by example

My grandmother taught me to love good food by her joy in growing it, cooking and serving it. During my childhood, Granny’s table was the safest and most delicious place in the world. My mother taught me the absolute bliss of birthday parties. Without fail she baked...

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Who ever thought?

Who ever thought?

Covid-19 forces cancellation of Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend Who ever thought? We didn't think it would happen, but it did. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to challenge our world and, unfortunately, prohibits us from holding the Woods-N-Water News...

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Opinion

Our commitment to informing voters

Nothing much is business as usual in these trying times and that includes elections. Subsequently our coverage of elections has begun to change too. Because a growing number of residents are opting to vote absentee, our newspaper has adjusted the way we profile...

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Accessibility and civic engagement

It’s good to see local governments doing what they can to remain transparent and accessible to their constituents. In the village of Almont, municipal leaders have opted to invest in new equipment and technology that will allow them to live broadcast council meetings....

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Recognizing Suicide Prevention Week

This week, Sept. 6-12, is Suicide Prevention Week in Michigan. It provides an opportunity to recognize the organizations at all levels that work to halt the growth of suicide rates and remind those in need of resources available to them. According to the Michigan...

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Showing support for caregivers

Monday is Labor Day, a national holiday we’ve marked for more than 100 years. It’s probably safe to say that we have a new appreciation or, at the least, a new perspective on most things related to labor since we marked Labor Day last year. It’s been heartening to see...

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Obituaries

Scott Happell, 42

Scott Happell, 42

Scott Happell, age 42, of Lapeer, MI died Friday, September 11, 2020 at his home. Scott David Happell was born October 21, 1977 in Pontiac, MI. He was the son of David and Bonnie (Bidinger) Happell. Scott grew up in Imlay City, MI. He was a graduate of Imlay City High...

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Thomas (Tommy) Joseph Sawyers, 45

Thomas (Tommy) Joseph Sawyers, 45

Thomas (Tommy) Joseph Sawyers, 45, passed away suddenly on September 14, 2020. He was born September 17, 1974 in Madison Heights, MI. He is survived by wife, Brandy Bullock; sons, Jakob Sawyers and Nathan Lietz of Capac; parents, Renye and Timothy Deleo of Centerline...

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Sylvia Yerty, 57

Sylvia Yerty, 57

Sylvia Yerty, age 57, of Imlay City, MI died Thursday, September 17, 2020 after an extended illness at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Sylvia Jean Yerty was born August 9, 1963 in Mt. Clemens, MI. She was the daughter of Phillip Howard and the late Mary Catherine...

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Farris Maphren Brown, 90

Farris Maphren Brown, 90

Farris Maphren Brown, 90, of Imlay City, passed away at his home on September 11, 2020. Farris was born in Paragould, AR and orphaned at a young age. He moved to Michigan and married Lourene Schalau in 1951 in Imlay City. He had a long career with the telephone...

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