Michael Mercier, 69

Michael Mercier, age 69, of Dryden, MI died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at William Beaumont Hospital of Troy, MI. Michael Gaston Mercier was born August 19, 1952. He was the son of the late Gaston and the late Dorothy (Lingo) Mercier. Michael grew up in Mt. Clemens, MI....

Susan Marie Polzin, 73

Susan Marie Polzin, January 13, 2022, age 73. Loving wife of the late Gerald. Beloved mother of Clemence John Polzin, Maureen Jamison, Kimberly Polzin, Kelly Smith and Joseph Polzin. Cherished grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 29. Dear sister of Diane Halis,...

John R. Rogers, 71

John R. Rogers, age 71, of Imlay City, passed away January 17, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 3, 1950 at St. John Hospital, the son of John Allen Rogers and Sevart (Shanlian) Rogers. He graduated from Romeo High School in 1968,...

Eunice Dawn (Settlemoir, Leonowicz) Vincent, 66

Eunice Dawn (Settlemoir, Leonowicz) Vincent, age 66, departed this life on January 15, 2022, at Hurley Medical Center of Flint, MI, at peace and in the presence of her children. Eunice was born on September 27, 1955, in Detroit, MI to Grover Eugene Settlemoir and...

Diane Jane Feys, 82

Diane Jane Feys, age 82, passed away on January 10, 2022. She was born in Detroit, MI on January 3, 1940 to Stanley and Ruth (Henry) Sobocienski. After graduating from Denby High School, Diane attended Western Michigan University to become a home economics teacher....

Century 21 AAA open in downtown Almont

Almont DDA hosts Jan. 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony   ALMONT — Recently relocated to downtown Almont, Century 21 AAA North’s office is now operating at 126 S. Main St. To acknowledge the move downtown, the Almont Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting a...

Chamber Gala tickets on sale

Nominations for awards must be submitted by Jan. 21   IMLAY CITY — Tickets are now on sale for the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Gala to be held Feb. 5 at Castle Creek Golf Club. That night the chamber will bestow their annual awards to the Citizen of the Year,...

Toby Keith tribute coming to the PIX

LAPEER — Fans of country music artist Toby Keith won’t want to miss ‘The American Ride’ Toby Keith tribute coming to the PIX Theater on Sat., Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Beloved Toby Keith impersonator Mike Sugg has the looks, build and voice to deliver like no one else...

Dazzling Divas to perform

LAPEER — Because of the overwhelming success Those Dazzling Divas of Motown enjoyed at The New McCree Theatre during its Flint run, the theatre is taking the show on the road. Their first stop will be at The PIX Theatre, 172 W. Nepessing Street in Lapeer with a 7 p.m....

Board seeks to fill vacancy

Candidates must file applications by Jan. 7   ALMONT — Almont Community Schools is seeking an individual to fill vacant seat on the Almont Board of Education. The seat had previously been occupied by longtime board member John Miles, who recently tendered his...

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...

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,...

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...

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!...