Doug Combs, 77

Doug Combs, age 77, of Imlay City, MI died Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his home. Wendell Douglas Combs was born August 19, 1944 in Lapeer, MI. He was the son of the late George and the late Ersa (Deaton) Combs. Doug grew up and lived most of his life in the Imlay City,...

Andrew Dombrowski, 63

Andrew Dombrowski, age 63, of Attica Township, MI died Thursday, June 9, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Andrew Tony Dombrowski was born February 23, 1959 in Lapeer, MI. He was the son of the late Felix and the late Susie (Grabowskas) Dombrowski. Andy lived...

Craig Henderson, 75

Craig Henderson, son of Marvin and Lucille Henderson of Twin Oaks Farm in Allenton, MI, was born at Bishop Hospital in Almont, MI on June 18, 1946 and died June 11, 2022. A farmer by birth and by passion, Craig assumed ownership of Twin Oaks in the 1970s. Neighbors,...

Anton “Toni” Hammang, 89

Anton “Toni” Hammang, age 89, a long time resident of Imlay City, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 with his family at his side. He was born September 16, 1932, the son of Joseph and Anna (Teschler) Hammang in Perlez, Yugoslavia. When he was 12, his family fled to...

Gladys Micks, 90

Gladys Micks, age 90, of Allenton (recently of Imlay City), MI died Saturday, June 11, 2022 at at Audrey’s Angels (formerly Heatherton Place) of Imlay City, MI. Gladys Marie Miller was born March 25, 1932 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of the late...

Kids clay classes offer summer fun

Series begins June 22 at Lapeer’s Gallery 194   LAPEER — A new class at Gallery 194 is starting just in time for parents looking for fun activities for their kids this summer. Gallery 194 is starting a clay handbuilding class for kids, that will combine...

Schools host free food programs

On-site meals being served in Capac and Imlay City   TRI-CITY AREA — Now that the school year has come to a close, area districts have announced their plans for summer food service programs. In Capac, free breakfast and lunch is being served now through July 7 at...

Solar proposal on Saturday’s meeting agenda

GOODLAND TWP. — On Saturday morning, the Goodland Township Planning Commission will reconvene at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the matter of a proposed commercial solar development. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and comes approximately one month after the commission...

DDA concert season returns Tues., June 7

“Acoustic Ash” to open 2022 season   IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority kicks off its 2022 Summer Concert Series at Lamb-Steele Park on Tuesday, June 7, with a 7-8:30 p.m. performance by “Acoustic Ash.” Before the concert, residents and...

Traffic shifted for work on I-69

ATTICA TWP. — Last week the I-69 project moved into its latest construction phase with a traffic shift and subsequent ramp closures. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced on Friday that westbound traffic was to be shifted to the eastbound roadbed...

Raiders win Green Devil Invite

Capac boys wind up with a third place TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Capac boys' track squads ranked first and third, respectively, last Friday at the Green Devil Invitational in Brown City. Almont's winning total was 131 points. They were followed by Kingston (112...

Dryden boys are first at Genesee

DRYDEN — The Dryden boys' track squad (100 points) outscored International Academy of Flint (92), Genesee (52), Akron-Fairgrove (44) and Peck (39) at a Genesee-based meet on Tuesday, April 30. Nate Schenkel, high jump, 5 feet 6 inches; Ronny Hudson, 800 run, 2:11.98;...

Imlay City trounces Durand

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City swept visiting Durand in a non-league varsity softball doubleheader last Thursday. In the opener, Imlay City claimed a 10-0 win against Durand. That contest lasted five innings. Leah Dawson (two singles and a triple), Isabella Barker (three...

Almont girls second, Capac fifth at meet

TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Capac girls' track teams took second and fifth, respectively, last Friday at the Green Devil Invite in Brown City. When the final scores were posted, Brown City's 172.5 point total set the pace. They were followed by Almont (132.5...

Dryden nets 4-0 win over Brown City

DRYDEN — Dryden registered a 4-0 road triumph against Marlette in a Greater Thumb Conference South Division meeting last Wednesday. With the outcome, Dryden moves to 1-0 versus conference foes. Alexis Schurke led Dryden with a two-goal effort. Ally Sobek and Alissa...

Home improvements offer glimpse into local history

Variety of unique artifacts discovered at Main St. home   IMLAY CITY — What began as some minor and major improvement and repairs morphed into something akin to an archaeological dig at one Main Street home. An unusual variety of local and national historic...

Infrastructure projects on new manager’s radar

ALMONT — The village recently welcomed new manager David Trent. Trent, of Salem Township, began his new role in September. Trent is also currently serving as Salem Township trustee. He has been an elected member of the Salem Township Board as a trustee for 11 years,...

Council to interview six manager candidates

CAPAC — The village council has selected six manager candidates to interview next week. At their Monday night meeting, with the help of Amy Cell of Amy Cell Talent, they narrowed the field of 10 candidates down to those who most interested them. Cell said that a total...

Most ballot proposals pass, incumbents keep county seats

Parsch a winner in Imlay City contest but won’t serve due to pending move TRI-CITY AREA — As anticipated, voters turned out in record numbers for last week’s Nov. 3 general election. In Lapeer County 73.6 percent of registered voters cast a ballot and that number was...

Remembering children lost in devastating fire

Whitney-Kelley family hosts memorial to thank community for support     IMLAY CITY — There is no way to measure the pain and suffering a parent endures with the loss of a child. Nor can the severity and duration of that pain and suffering ever truly be known,...

Scouts, volunteers enhance community

Earlier this season, Imlay City Eagle Scout Colin Heeke made a big upgrade to the Polly Ann Trail by building and installing benches near the trailhead at Fourth Street in Imlay City. Colin, a runner, came up with the idea as he took to the trails in other...

Area schools lead way for student health, wellness

It is outstanding, yet not surprising, that area school districts are prioritizing health and wellness for students as what's now called 'the obesity epidemic' reaches across the globe. According to recent statistics, about one-third of American children and teenagers...

Help shape the future workforce

Area business owners have an opportunity to help a young person get off to a good start in the job market. The Almont Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Almont High School to offer students a chance to test their interviewing skills at a 'Mock Interview' event...

Late tax return filing? State treasury offers tips

Editor's note: The following guest editorial was submitted by Ron Leix of the Michigan Department of Treasury. Michigan taxpayers who missed the April 15 state income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of...

Milestones for—and kudos to—Imlay City Fire Department

This is a big week for the Imlay City Fire Department and the community it serves. Saturday's press conference at the fire hall detailing the success of the Imlay City Firemen's Association new Smoke Detector Program was a testament to the dedication of the...

Full meaning of going full circle

A wild mix of excitement and nervousness is pulsing through my system Wednesday morning from the moment I open my eyes to greet the day. It’s a day I’ve been anticipating for a couple of weeks—a day I dared to dream might happen, but also wasn’t sure would ever...

Spread the good news

In perfect timing, the word processor appeared on the market when I launched my journalism career in 1993. Dyslexic, I'm a miserable typist and correct every line several times before advancing to the next. While I praised the blessed cursor, the Internet romanced the...

Reaching into bag–er–shelf of tricks

It's an old but useful trick. Well, not a trick, really, as in a deception to fool someone. It's more like magic. Like a tool. A tool that, for me right now, is in the shape of a crutch. I don't mind grabbing for the crutch, though, because it's like a ladder. A...

Reaching into bag–er–shelf of tricks

It's an old but useful trick. Well, not a trick, really, as in a deception to fool someone. It's more like magic. Like a tool. A tool that, for me right now, is in the shape of a crutch. I don't mind grabbing for the crutch, though, because it's like a ladder. A...

Lasting fulfillment in life

"Man searches for his own fulfillment in life in many ways, but where is lasting fulfillment to be found? A career comes to an end; attaining to a great position of wealth or power fails to satisfy one's deepest longings. Surely there must be something more to life!...