NEWS UPDATE: Smoke House fire was caused by lint in dryer

Fire marshals, ATF, Almont F.D. come to the same conclusion ALMONT TWP. — An investigation of last Thursday’s (Oct. 4) fire that resulted in extensive damage to the Country Smoke House at 3294 Van Dyke, is being blamed on lint igniting in a commercial clothes dryer....

Imlay City police using PT to patrol

Electric-powered unit popular among officers, city residents   IMLAY CITY — Why walk, bike or drive when you can be transported to your destination using an electric-powered, two-wheel, self-balancing personal transportation vehicle. In recent weeks, Imlay City...

Rains slow Capac Rd. construction process

Milling & paving of the roadway has begun in Village of Allenton BERLIN TWP. — Despite days of relentless rainfall, the ongoing Capac Road reconstruction project from Hough Rd. north to Tubspring Rd. is expected to be completed by mid-November. On Monday (Oct. 7),...

Owner vows to rebuild

Country Smoke House fire causes extensive damage to popular Almont destination ALMONT TWP. — Steve Francis, owner of the fire-ravaged Country Smoke House, vows to rebound from the fire and other recent events that have left him and family members reeling. On Friday,...

Six departments respond to Country Smoke House blaze

ALMONT TWP. — The Country Smoke House, one of the area’s most successful and popular businesses, sustained extensive damage in an early morning fire on Friday, Oct. 4. Almont Township Fire Capt./Incident Commander Jeff Ludwig said firefighters from six local...