True ‘hometown heroes’ rise once again

Once again we’ve witnessed the heroic efforts of our area first responders, and our local firefighters who literally risked their lives in an attempt to rescue a family from a burning home. The February 26 fire at the Maple Grove mobile home park claimed four...

Walker will be missed in Imlay City

Dana Walker has been a familiar name and face around the Imlay City area for quite some time. As Chamber Director, there was no doubt that Dana was enthusiastic about the opportunity to promote member businesses, and toot the horn for all things Imlay City. When she...

When one door closes…

Things aren’t exactly great for brick and mortar businesses. Big name brands and some smaller ones are closing up shop due to what’s called the “Amazon Effect” or in more general terms, online shopping. When Shopko executives filed for...

Story a reminder there’s no ‘typical’ victim

As this week’s front page story illustrates, looks can be deceiving when it comes to heart health. An active wife and mother of three who’s always been into fitness and health, she was actually running a marathon when she was stricken with a heart attack....

Trickle down attitudes toward public education

Education funding in Michigan is a real patchwork affair. The dollars directed toward schools comes from many different sources and the formulas seem to be ever changing since legislators in Lansing can’t seem to settle on a long-term plan other than regular...