Sarah Weingartz, 86

Sarah Weingartz, age 86, of Attica, MI died suddenly Saturday, July 17, 2021 at her home. Sarah R. Dennis was born September 15, 1934 in Attica Twp., MI. She was the daughter of the late Ulysses “Jake” and the late Verna (White) Dennis. Sarah grew up and lived all of...

Richard Haskins, 89

Richard Haskins, age 89, of Imlay City, MI died Thursday, July 8, 2021 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Richard Lee Haskins was born June 28, 1932 in Shiawassee Township, MI. He was the son of the late Morris and the late Nola Ruth (Ade) Haskins. Richard grew up in...

Deborah Smith, 70

Deborah Smith, October 10, 1950 - July 14, 2021, of Imlay City, MI, passed away surrounded by her family. Deborah was known for her faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Deborah attended Imlay...

James Dennis Schwartzkopf, 73

James Dennis Schwartzkopf, 73, of Riley Township, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at McLaren Port Huron Hospital. He was born in Almont, September 30, 1947, the son of the late Christopher and Stella (Neumayer) Schwartzkopf. His marriage to Bonnie Hoffman was...

Margo Michel, 73

Margo Michel, age 73, of Lum/Attica, MI died Friday, July 16, 2021 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Margo Lynne McWethy was born December 16, 1947 in Saginaw, MI. She was the daughter of the late Audry and the late Alice (Roberts) McWethy. She grew up in Midland,...

Search for Joe Mindelli continues into Thursday

  DRYDEN — Dryden Township, along with groups from around the state of Michigan, continue to support the search for Joseph Mindelli. Joseph (Joe) Mindelli was reported as a missing person to the Dryden Township Police Department on Monday, July 19 at 1:52 pm....

Volunteers help with search

Man reported missing on Monday in Dryden Township   DRYDEN TWP. — As of press time on Tuesday, a missing 78-year-old Dryden man had yet to be found. Dryden Township Police reported that a search continues for Joe Mindelli, who has been missing since Sunday...

Four manager candidates to be interviewed Wed, July 21

Public invited to meeting starting at 6 p.m.   ALMONT — The field of 32 candidates interested in becoming Almont’s next village manager has been narrowed to four. The finalists will appear before the village council tonight, Wed., July 21, for interviews and...

Traffic shift coming to I-69

ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Last week the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced traffic shifts and ramp closures associated with the rebuild of I-69 in Mussey and Riley townships. Over the past weekend, contractors planned to shift eastbound traffic to...

‘Frame 42’ coming to Imlay City on July 13

High-energy musicians appear at Lamb-Steele Park at 7 p.m.   IMLAY CITY — Following a week’s hiatus due to the Fourth of July holiday, the Imlay City DDA’s Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series at Lamb-Steele Park resumes on Tuesday, July 13. The evening’s...

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...

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,...

Another power outage

Smoke, loud popping from an Almont DTE substation reported ALMONT — Yet another power outage struck the Village of Almont and periphery Sunday afternoon, July 28, when an electrical malfunction occurred at the DTE substation at the northwest corner of Almont and...

Prepping for future

Almont Chamber, high school partner for 'mock interviews' ALMONT — Being well-prepared for a job interview is particularly important to younger and first-time job seekers. At Almont High School, staff and local employers teamed up to provide economics class students...

Almont teen shares story of online predator

Targeted ALMONT — After three harrowing days under the control of an online predator, 14-year-old Laura Oliver is safe at home with her parents in Berlin Township. The Almont Middle School student was reported missing Saturday, April 27 by her grandmother, a resident...

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!...