Dr. Robert Edward Lane, 93

Dr. Robert Edward Lane, a dedicated physician who served the community of Almont, MI, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024, at the age of 93. On August 24, 1930, Dr. Lane, was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He dropped out of high school at the age of 16, in order to...

Marguerite Mae Schepers-Ettema, 88

Marguerite Mae Schepers-Ettema, 88, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Imlay City, passed away on February 2, 2024, at Raybrook Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 9, 1935, in Grand Rapids, daughter of Casper and Grace DeYoung. Marguerite married...

James Louis Topie, 70

James Louis Topie, 70, peacefully passed surrounded by family on February 11, 2024, after an extended illness. He was born on July 23, 1953, in Seymour, Indiana. His family relocated to the Imlay City area in 1959. Jim graduated from Imlay City in the class of 1971....

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...

Beulah McAlister, 100

Beulah McAlister, age 100, of Imlay City, MI, died Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Beulah Mae Evans was born December 23, 1923, in South Fulton, TN. She is the daughter of the late George and the late Pauline (Underwood) Evans. Beulah...

IC Chamber Gala in March

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Gala is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at Castle Creek Golf Club in Lum. During the evening of celebration, three special awards will be presented. The event will run from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30...

Annual fundraiser in memory of officer

ALMONT — The annual bowling fundraiser for former Imlay City Police Officer Kevin Homer is slated for Friday, February 23. Organizers say the bowling will get underway around 7 p.m. at Hideaway Lanes on Howland Rd. in Almont. Officer Homer passed in 2016, after...

Calling all artists: drawing program at library

IMLAY CITY — Published author, Mark Crilley, will be visiting the Ruth Hughes Library, Imlay Branch, on Thursday, February 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. He will be teaching children and teens, ages 10 to 17, various tricks and methods to draw manga and anime. Join this fun and...

Police arrest IC man on multiple counts

Facing nearly six decades imprisonment if guilty   IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Police officers working with a domestic violence victim acted quickly to secure an arrest warrant on Wayne Pittman of Imlay City. In a press release issued late last week, Chief Brett...

Two-vehicle crash on M-53

  A two-vehicle crash on M-53 in Imlay City Tuesday afternoon caused traffic slowdowns in both directions. No officials word from the Imlay City police department has been released as of yet, but at least one of the vehicles sustained heavy front end damage....

Almont bumps off Marysville, 35-24

ALMONT — The Almont varsity football team kicked off their 2022 campaign with a 35-24 road triumph against non-league counterpart Marysville last Thursday night. “It was a nice way to start the season against a tough opponent,” Almont Coach James Leusby commented. “We...

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 Twp. teen found safe; returns home

Baughman found by troopers from Taylor MSP Post   DRYDEN TWP. — The missing 17-year-old teen from the Dryden area has been found safe and sound. Dryden Twp. police put out a press release Thursday, stating Nathan Baughman had been located in the Metro-Detroit...

Vape sting goes up in smoke; no violators

IMLAY CITY—Law enforcement agencies often perform surprise stings on businesses who may attempt to sell illegal products to underage customers. Last week, the Imlay City Police Department executed a vape sting throughout town and according to Chief Brett Selby, the...

Little Miss Pageant makes return

Winners named in two divisions Saturday night   IMLAY CITY — There were plenty of smiles and waves to the crowd during the Imlay City Little Miss Pageant held Saturday night in the Imlay City High School Auditorium. Ten entrants in two divisions spent several...

Almont F.D. Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 16

Community event runs from 8 a.m. - noon at the fire hall ALMONT — A longstanding community tradition continues on Sunday, Oct. 16, when Almont Fire & Rescue and Almont Ash Sifters co-host their annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. - noon at the fire hall at 7487...

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...

Social media may be fun but for the facts, we need newspapers

Editor’s note: The following guest editorial was written by Al Cross, in recognition of National Newspaper Week and observed October 2-8. Cross is a professor of journalism and director of the Institute for Rural Journalism at the University of Kentucky. He was a...

August primary election observations

Just about every election has something unique that makes it stand out from others and and the August 2022 primary is no different. On both the candidate and proposal sides of the ballot, casual observers will probably notice some themes. As for candidates, it’s...

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...

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!...