COVID relief funds expected next month

Local muncipalities expected to be judicious with spending LAPEER COUNTY — On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a COVID relief package that will provide $350 billion in aid to state and local governments over the next two years. Early...

Production officially ends at Keihin plant

Associates complete last shift on April 22 CAPAC — In February 2020, management and employees at Keihin Michigan Manufacturing in Capac were informed that the plant would be shutting down in 2021. Since that announcement, KMM had gradually whittled down its former...

COVID spike slows

Second shots to be given at fairgrounds on May 11   TRI-CITY AREA — COVID-19 numbers are showing some improvement. Lapeer County saw their positive test rate fall by nearly half and they recorded fewer new cases and deaths as of April 19 than the week prior. St....

Fire proposal on ballot

Dryden Twp. asking for 1.25 mills on May 4   DRYDEN — Dryden voters will head to the polls next month where they will be asked to approve the township’s fire millage. The current fire millage (.97) expires this year and the proposed new millage is 1.25 mills....

Babies in the barn

Capac FFA program welcomes newborn livestock, preparing for spring flower sales   CAPAC — There are baby animals in the barn and flowers in the greenhouse at Capac High School. These sure signs of spring are possible thanks to the FFA program. Chicks, baby...

Imlay City DDA touts spring, summer fun

Farmers Market, concerts, Friday Bike Nights on tap   IMLAY CITY — Imlay City residents and visitors can expect a potpourri of outdoor activities in the city’s downtown district this spring and summer. Lorrelei Natke, Imlay City’s Downtown Development Authority...