MDOT forging ahead with projects on I-69

Agency delays 2021 plans to resurface M-53 in Imlay City, pushes work to 2026 TRI-CITY AREA — Some of the preliminary work for two 2021 projects on I-69 is already underway. Last week bids were let for a six-plus mile long project in St. Clair County stretching from...

ZBA to hear plans for DTE substation

  ALMONT TWP. — Plans for proposed construction of a DTE substation at 5355 Kidder Road will be the subject of a Wednesday, Jan. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing at 5 p.m. at the Almont Township Hall. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider...

Strong demand outweighs current vaccine supplies

Lapeer County launches online form, but available slots filled within hours TRI-CITY AREA — Access to vaccine supplies continue to hamper Lapeer and St. Clair counties’ efforts to get residents immunized. Last week, the St. Clair County Health Dept. reported that they...

Ruth woman, 29, dies in Van Dyke crash

IMLAY TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 29-year-old woman was killed Friday, Jan. 15 in a traffic accident on M-53 (Van Dyke) at the curve south of Bowers Rd. Detective/Sgt. Jason Parks said police, firefighters and emergency crews were alerted...

Teen gives vintage items new life

Izzy Aune creates, sells skateboards made from old skis IMLAY CITY — Twenty-twenty Imlay City High School graduate Izzy Aune is the proud creator of Bumfoot Longboards. Izzy searches out vintage water skis and turns them into unique longboard skateboards. Her hobby...

Council seeks second interview with finalist

Manager candidate withdraws from consideration, then reverses course ALMONT — The Almont Village Council has narrowed down their search for a new village manager. After reviewing eight applications, and interviewing their top three choices, the council voted 5-2 to...