Kathleen Serylo, 71

Kathleen Serylo, 71, of Imlay City, MI died Monday, March 29, 2021 at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital of Rochester Hills, MI. Kathleen Joan Mudloff was born September 5, 1949 in Detroit, MI to the late Raymond and Rita (Kowalski) Amormino. Kathleen grew up in...

SFC George Washington Schwab, ARMY (Ret), 73

A Celebration of Life service for SFC George Washington Schwab, ARMY (Ret) age 73 of Clarksville, was held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Sykes Funeral Home. Burial followed at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY where full military honors...

Mary Rohmer, 85

Mary Rohmer, 85, of South Carolina, died Monday, April 5, 2021 at MUSC Health Chester Nursing Home in South Carolina. Mary Nell McDaniel was born April 4, 1936 in Mascot, TN. She was the daughter of the late James and the late Flora (Williams) McDaniel. Mary grew up...

Theresa Loraine Dungey, 92

Theresa Loraine Dungey, 92, formerly of Imlay City and Lapeer, entered the Church Triumphant on the morning of April 5. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the home of her son, Paul, in Kalamazoo, MI. Theresa was born in Port Huron, MI on January 22, 1929 to...

Linda Dean, 71

Linda Dean, 71, of Imlay City, MI died Thursday, March 18, 2021 at her home in Imlay City, MI. Linda Lou Klein was born May 14, 1949 in Brown City, MI. She was the daughter of Mathew “Max” and June (Summers) Klein. Linda grew up in the Allenton and Almont areas. She...

Numbers still climbing

Officials urge vigilance and vaccinations TRI-CITY AREA — The number of new COVID-19 infections continue to rise and health officials are urging residents to continue taking all the necessary precautions to stop its spread. In the past week, Lapeer County has recorded...

Cases, variant counts surge in Lapeer County

LAPEER COUNTY — COVID-19 case numbers continue to surge and health officials believe virus variants are playing a role in the uptick. As of Monday morning, 37 confirmed cases were hospitalized locally with six individuals in the intensive care unit and four requiring...

Police respond to shooting outside house

  IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Police responded at around 10:40 a.m. on Friday (March 26) to a report of shots being fired at a location in the 300 block of  Second Street. Police Chief Scott Pike reported that a verbal dispute had occurred outside the residence...

Sidewalk Sales, Mania returning to Imlay City

Sign up now to appear on Garage Sale Mania maps   IMLAY CITY — Some of Imlay City’s time-honored traditions will soon be returning. Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Hamel announced that the Chamber will host a “Retro Sidewalk Sale” downtown during...

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!...