Two Almont schools have surge damage

Superintendent laments frequency, costs incurred from repeated events ALMONT — In the aftermath of extreme winds Sunday, Nov. 15 and subsequent power outages, a power surge has caused significant damage to the electrical systems at Almont Middle School and Orchard...

Student mural shows power of a kind word

Graceann Odett’s artwork a positive message for kids ALMONT — A single kind word can change someone else’s entire day for the better. That is the message high school senior, Graceann Odett, hopes to convey in the large mural she recently finished in a hallway at the...

Dogs in the Almont attack are returned to owner

ALMONT TWP. — Two dogs involved in the attack of a 51-year-old Almont Township woman on Feb. 14, 2020 have been returned to their owner with certain court-ordered restrictions. The pair of Caucasian Ovcharka Shepherds, owned by Gregory Messer, were among three dogs...

VA Director thanks residents for votes

LAPEER COUNTY — Pete Kirley, Director of Lapeer County’s Veterans Affairs Office, is expressing his appreciation to residents for their support of Lapeer County veterans. On Nov. 3, Lapeer County residents approved an additional 0.085-mill levy for Veterans Affairs...

Imlay City Fire Dept. moves into new hall

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Fire Department has officially moved into its new fire hall on East Borland Road. Fire Chief Rick Horton said moving the department’s fire trucks and essential equipment from the former downtown location to the new fire hall was completed...