Pandemic impacts Imlay Chamber

The Board of Directors of the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce met virtually on Monday night and, with great regret, decided we needed to temporarily lay off our Executive Director, Shannon Hamel. With almost all of our local businesses being closed due to the...

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Distancing is a form of philanthropy

This unique period of time is making me deeply appreciate the true meaning of philanthropy—love of humankind. It is odd to think of social distancing as a form of philanthropy, but it is indeed the best way we can all express our caring for others. It is heartening to...

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My hands are raw from washing

Newscasters are talking about a disease from China. I chuckle. Here is a name I can remember—coronavirus. It sounds like a beer! China offers information worldwide about this virus. A cruise ship brings the virus to our shores. I’m safe. I hate cruises. Trump...

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4-H to host summer Robotics Rodeo

4-H has long had a reputation of being an agricultural organization. Although the program has excelled in agriculture, its programs extend into areas such as sciences and technology. Over the past several years, St. Clair County 4-H has developed a program that has...

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Sec. of State closes branch offices

Starting Tuesday, March 24, all 131 of our Secretary of State branch offices closed as part of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order. I fully support Gov. Whitmer and the leadership she is demonstrating by issuing a stay-at-home order. I have been communicating...

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Virus stops mass shootings for now

The coronavirus has accomplished, at least temporarily, something that President Trump, Congress, state governors and legislatures have been unable to do. It has stopped mass shootings in schools, churches, synagogues, mosques and malls without infringing upon actual...

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Would not call them deranged

As I stated in an earlier letter to the editor, the resolution making Lapeer County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County is a statement and not a ploy. There are several bills being considered in Lansing that would restrict the rights of citizens to own, purchase and...

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Lee family congratulates Kurka

The family of Laurie Lee wants to publicly congratulate Kristyn Kurka on being nominated as an “Outstanding Teacher/Coach” and featured in the Tri-City Times. We are proud that Laurie was both a help and influence to you and hopefully to others also. To know that you...

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Perhaps tough love is necessary

Chicken Little says, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Woe is us!” We’ve seen near panic buying and stores wiped out of toilet paper, hand wash, cleaning products and fresh meat. There are no Catholic masses and most other churches have no services. We’re being...

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Gala organizers thank sponsors

Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, emergency services personnel (fire, police, EMS, hospital and 911) throughout Lapeer County were able to enjoy another wonderful and memorable evening at the 3rd Annual Lapeer County Emergency Services Gala on February 22nd...

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