Vintech adapting to demands

Local business now producing masks, straps to fight the virus IMLAY CITY — There is no arguing that necessity breeds creativity and innovation. Witness Vintech Industries in Imlay City, where demand for COVID-19 protective masks and face straps has created a new...

Local fairs still on for 2020

4-H cancels programs; youth can still enter projects and show animals TRI-CITY AREA — Earlier this month, Michigan State University Extension opted to postpone all face-to-face youth events managed by Extension and Michigan 4-H until September 1 due to the current...

Storm results in hail damage

Rotation was detected but no tornadoes reported TRI-CITY AREA — The National Weather Service reports thunderstorms that rolled through the Tri-City area on Tuesday night exhibited rotation but there weren’t any confirmed reports of funnel clouds or tornadoes. Still,...

Anguished mother of virus victim laments

TRI-CITY AREA — The COVID-19 virus has claimed the life of a 24-year-old Fraser man with local connections. Ben Hirschmann, nephew of Diane Grapentin of Imlay City and the grandson of Pat Creger, former owner of Almont’s R&R Sporting Goods, died at home on March...

Curbside COVID-19 tests offered

Total Urgent Care providing swab tests on a daily basis   IMLAY CITY — In an effort to meet the immediate health needs of local residents, Total Urgent Care, 147 N. Almont Ave., is now offering curbside COVID-19 virus testing. Briana Arter, RMA/Manager of the...

St. Clair County starts mapping virus cases

Three residents die from complications of corona ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Over the weekend, St. Clair County reported their first deaths attributed to the corona virus. The St. Clair County Health Department said one individual, an older male, with previous underlying...