Production varies at area industries

Some still operational while others at a stand still due to virus outbreak TRI-CITY AREA — Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local industries have either shut down or are operating with skeleton crews. Gear Master essential Among the exceptions is...

Vineyard Food Pantry sees increased need

Volunteers are now serving more than 300 every week ALMONT — Food for the bellies of local residents serves as food for the souls for members of Almont’s Vineyard Church, where long lines have been forming for its weekly food giveaways. Located at 3835 Van Dyke...

Memorial Day event canceled

Almont Legion decides to suspend, others expected to follow ALMONT — The Almont American Legion has joined other local veterans organizations in canceling 2020 Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled for Monday, May 25. Almont Legion Post 479 Commander Dick Bowman...

Country Smoke House reopening is ‘on hold’

Owners attribute holdup to COVID-19 virus uncertainty ALMONT TWP. — Country Smoke House owners Steve and Sue Francis had envisioned a spring reopening for the business which sustained significant damage during a fire on October 4, 2019. The owners now say the...

Trims Unlimited making face masks

Almont business awarded a $150,000 grant to retool ALMONT — Almont-based Trims Unlimited is one of 12 Michigan small businesses to be provided funds from Pure Michigan Business Connect to retool operations during the COVID-19 emergency. The beneficiaries of the total...