Timothy Swihart, 59

Chapel services for Timothy Swihart, 59, Clinton resident, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Doyle Kinney. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home....

Theda Lichtenfelt, 99 years and seven months

Theda Lichtenfelt, 99 years and seven months, of Imlay City, MI died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Angela’s House Assisted Living of Imlay City, MI. Theda M. Keyes was born February 26, 1921 in Marlette, MI. She was the daughter of the late Elmer J. and Myra B....

Clarence Chaney, 87

Clarence Chaney, 87, of Imlay City, MI died Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home. Clarence Allen Chaney was born August 23, 1933 in Benton, IL. He was the son of the late John and the late Myrtle (Beltz) Chaney. Clarence grew up in Benton, IL. He was a graduate of...

James “Jim” Pettis Smith, III, 78

James “Jim” Pettis Smith, III, 78 of Grayling passed away on September 18, 2020 at Munson Hospital in Traverse City. Jim was born January 16, 1942 to Mabel and James Smith, Jr. of Almont. Jim graduated from Almont High School in 1960. He married Susan (Lenz) of...

Marie Lamphere, 63

Marie Lamphere, 63, of Attica, MI died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her home with her loving family at her side. Marie Ann Szabo was born February 18, 1957 in Lapeer, MI. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Stella (Horvath) Szabo. Marie grew up and...

View missing Tri-City Times pages here

DEAR READERS, DUE TO PRINTER ERROR, THE TRI-CITY TIMES NEWSPAPER FOR SEPT. 30, 2020 DID NOT INCLUDE THE LAST TWO PAGES, 7B AND 8B. THIS IS BOTH UNPRECEDENTED AND REGRETFUL. PLEASE FIND THE DIGITAL COPIES ON BOTH OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK. THANK YOU.  

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...

New COVID case counts in single digits locally

TRI-CITY AREA — For the first time in several weeks, both Lapeer and St. Clair county’s new COVID-19 case counts are in the single digits. As of Monday, Sept. 14, the Lapeer County Health Department reported just nine new cases in one week’s time. An additional death...

Road projects make progress

LAPEER COUNTY — Existing and new road construction projects are underway this week. Look for crews on westbound I-69, just west of Lake Pleasant Road in Attica Township. This week, they’re due to close one lane of traffic to saw cut sections of the road and then...

More rail crossing repairs planned for area in Sept.

TRI-CITY AREA — Be prepared for more temporary road closures where they meet the railroad. As previously reported in the Tri-City Times, CN Rail crews have begun repairing several rail crossing in the Tri-City area. Last week, the Lapeer County Road Commission passed...

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...

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...

Ready, set, health!

Imlay City Schools implements 5-2-1-0 challenge aimed at encouraging healthy habits for youths IMLAY CITY — When Monday, May 13 dawns, the 5-2-1-0 Challenge for Imlay City students and their families officially begins. For the next five weeks, Imlay City Schools'...

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!...