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...

NEWS UPDATE: Prosecutor seeks further details of worksite death

Sharkey wants Imlay City P.D. to supplement investigation IMLAY CITY — Before granting a criminal warrant in the death of a 38-year-old construction worker at Imlay Place Condominiums last month, Lapeer County Prosecutor Mike Sharkey wants to see further investigation...

Pennies, nickels, dimes add up to an education

Lapeer Foundation gives kids ‘piggy’ banks to start saving     IMLAY CITY — Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters may have comparatively little value to adults. But for 5- and 6-year-olds, even coins can add up to big dollars if saved and allowed to grow over...

Almont school motivated for Fun Run

Students, staff rally in support of 2 teachers fighting cancer     ALMONT — Almont Middle School Principal Kim VonHiltmayer said school staff and students are working harder than ever to raise funds for the school’s 2019 “Fun Run” on Friday, Oct. 11. VonHiltmayer...