Stay warm, stay safe

This week we’ve experienced the coldest temperatures so far this winter season, the National Weather Service is reporting. We expect a Michigan winter to always deliver a few cold snaps but the bitter conditions like we’ve seen recently can still deliver a shock to...

Doing to learn and feeding the world

Our country and world depends on experts in agriculture to ensure we can maintain a sufficient food supply while facing an array of challenges like population growth, demand for resources and changes in climate and weather. Besides the farmers and people who harvest...

Towards a more healthy, mobile community

Earlier this month, the Four County Community Foundation applied for a grant to study the options for bringing public transportation to eastern Lapeer County. The foundation’s annual Needs Assessment survey showed that local residents, particularly senior citizens,...

Heed sheriff’s warnings about scammers

We’ve all become more vigilant about the scams and imposters that lurk online but news this week from a local police agency serves as a reminder that we also can’t let our guard down when the phone rings. Last week the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office reported that...

Don’t pick up that phone

For obvious reasons, public health officials are glad that many residents are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Although it will take time, the vaccine appears to be the best tool at our disposal to emerge from our almost year-long pandemic. Anticipating the...

Smaller communities need a strong voice too

Imlay City and Almont deserve to have a strong representative on the county commission. Ian Kempf made a commitment to being that kind of elected official for the past 20 years and we hope that his successor in District 7, Bryan Zender, will do the same. District 7...