Editor’s note: The following news stories were featured in the May 26, 2004 edition of the Tri-City Times.

In Imlay City, the second in a series of stories on the Hispanic population features some of the services available. The Hispanic Services Center has been in operation for over 30 years.

In the Tri-City Area, farmers continue to struggle to get their work done due to persistent rains. Record rainfall drenched fields and side roads. Some local areas report over seven inches of rain this month.

In Almont, donations are being sought to help with repairs to the Four County Community Foundation building, following damage that was done, due to a burst water pipe. The kitchen of the 150 year-old structure the Foundation called home sustained heavy damage from the incident.

In Goodland Twp., seven-year old Kaleb Parsch had quite a surprise while collecting eggs from the family chickens. Along with the regular sized eggs was an unusually small egg measuring a little over a quarter-inch.

In Almont, Narcia Wells spent part of her 87th birthday working out at a local business, At Your Pace Fitness. The local business owner said the training helped her work on overall strength and improved flexibility. At the time, she and her husband had lived in Almont for 51 years.

In Capac, two valedictorians and one salutatorian lead the Class of 2004. Benjamin James Hoover and Michael H Sinkow earned top honors while Kevin R Hulett took Salutatorian honors.

In Dryden, Controversy prevails at Dryden school board meetings as a large number of taxpayers attend numerous meetings sharing their concern over contract issues with a district employee. Numerous Letters to the Editor are printed, stating opinions on both sides of the issue.

In Imlay City, Chiropractor Dr. Ernest Centofanti is among those selected to set up shop in India. He has previous experience in helping build homes for Covenant Compassion Ministries. During the two-week trip, he is expecting to see thousands of patients go through their make-shift clinic.

In Imlay City, Borland Elementary third grade students were thrilled to spend time with their 97-year- old pen pal from the Detroit area. Myrtle Kresin spent time with the students in their classroom. The children had created birthday cards and other holiday greetings over the past several months.

• Communities throughout the Tri-City Times area are busy finalizing Memorial Day plans.