John T. Dluge, 78

John T. Dluge, age 78, a longtime resident of Almont, passed away December 4, 2022. He was born August 8, 1944 the son of Robert and Mildred (Defer) Dluge in Mt. Clemens. He graduated from L'Anse Creuse High School in 1963. John married his beloved wife Karen Schroder...

Terry Gebhardt, 65

Terry Gebhardt, 65, of Imlay City, MI died Friday, December 2, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital of Lapeer, MI. Terry Lawrence Gebhardt was born December 14, 1956 in Sandusky, MI. He was the son of Walter and Shirley (Warner) Gebhardt, Jr. Terry grew up around...

Marlene Mulder, 73

Marlene Mulder, age 73, died December 4, 2022 at Lapeer County Medical Care Faculty (Suncrest) after a short illness. Marlene was born November 14, 1949 in Imlay City, MI. She was the daughter of the late Peter Mulder and the late Catherine (Van Doeselaar) Mulder....

Paublo “Paco” Cruz Peña, 40

Paublo “Paco” Cruz Peña, age 40, of Attica, MI died Saturday, December 3, 2022 in Burton, MI. Paco was born May 21, 1982 in Mt. Clemens, MI. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Ann (Ramirez) Peña. He grew up around Imlay City and Attica. He was a graduate of Imlay...

Candace Young, 77

Candace Young, age 77, of Columbiaville, MI, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at her home. Candace Kay Hall was born June 12, 1945 in Norwalk, CT. She was the daughter of the late George and the late Frances (Cale) Hall. At a very young age, Candace...

The Bells now the home to Sunday vendor shows

Almont Market & Creators Show is weekly from 9-3   ALMONT —Almont Market and Creators Show has found its home at The Bells Event Center. Shows take place every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will include liquidators, auction resales, crafters, and more....

Holly Day Light Parade Sat., Dec. 3 in Almont

2022 Christmas parade sets off at 7 p.m. on Main Street   ALMONT — The recent cold snap is a frigid reminder that the Almont DDA’s “Holly Day Light Parade” is just around the corner. This year’s parade takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3, and will make its way down...

Beware of seasonal gift card scammers

Imlay City police chief warns business owners of con artists   IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Police Chief Brett Selby reports there have been recent reports of individuals trying to scam local businesses. Selby said that in the past few weeks, several attempts have...

Imlay City, Lapeer County, State of Michigan results

Gov. Whitmer re-elected; three ballot proposals are approved TRI-CITY AREA — While Tuesday’s (Nov. 8) election results have yet to be certified, the following vote totals have been reported by local village, city and county officials. In Imlay City, nine candidates...

Almont H.S. yearbook earns national excellence award

Yearbook advisor Mark Sosnowski credits student staff & community   ALMONT — Almont High School’s yearbook staff has been recognized with a 2022 Award of Excellence from Jostens, the leading producer of student-created content yearbooks. Yearbook Advisor Mark...

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...

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...

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...

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!...