Warner Hoeksema, 92 was pillar of Imlay City

Warner Hoeksema, a beloved family patriarch and devoted community member and public servant, has died at the age of 92. Hoeksema passed away Thursday, Nov. 21 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital, following an illness. A life-long, self-employed vegetable farmer, Warner...

Prosecutor awaits more evidence in construction death

Sharkey seeking more details to warrant criminal charges   IMLAY CITY — It’s been more than six weeks since the Imlay City Police Department submitted a request to Lapeer County Prosecutor Mike Sharkey, seeking a criminal arrest warrant in the Sept. 12 death of...

Developers eye Almont

Local group seeks water, sewer extension to build 200 homes on M-53   ALMONT — Almont Village and Township officials will meet on Thursday (Nov. 21) to hear a proposal from local developers to build 200 homes and sever­ al retail spaces on an 80­ acre parcel at...

Volunteers prep stadium for big game

Effort afforded Raiders’ homefield advantage in Regional title clash   ALMONT — Almont Raiders fans did all they could to gain homefield advantage in advance of Saturday’s 25-14 win over the Saginaw Swan Valley Vikings. With the game about 48 hours away, Almont...

Water, sewer rates rising in Imlay City

Commission reluctantly okays a 9% increase for residents, Vlasic   IMLAY CITY — Following some mildly contentious discussion about when and by how much to raise next year’s sewer and water rates, city commissioners voted 5-2 on Wednesday (Nov. 6) to raise rates...