Thanks for contributing to parade

The Almont Downtown Development Authority wishes to extend our sincere appreciation for all the businesses, organizations and individuals who helped to make our 23rd Annual Holly Day Light Parade a success. It was a beautiful evening for all to enjoy. With 25 parade...

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Help for coping with holiday stress

Many people look forward to the December holidays, but if you struggle with the winter blues and holiday stress, you’re not alone. Stressors may include having more on your plate, seeing out-of-town family members, struggling to stick to your budget for gifts, eating...

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Phones with 3G soon won’t work

The National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) is issuing a warning to consumers that older phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G...

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Stand up, reject outrageous claims

Insanity and irrationality runs wild. Students at Arizona State University, including a group entitled “Students for Socialism ASU”, protested the potential admission of Kyle Rittenhouse as a student at the university. Despite his being found “not guilty” on all...

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Legion installs memorial plaques

Members of Almont American Legion Post #135 recently purchased and installed new plaques to honor veterans at locations in Almont Village and Almont Township. We want to thank everyone that assisted with and/or donated to the completion of the project in time for...

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Join local Christmas card shower

Imlay City Rite Aid store employees need the community’s help. We have a friend in need of some holiday cheer. Her name is Cheryl, formerly of Dryden, who now lives with her sister in Imlay City. We would like to give her a Christmas card shower. Cards can be dropped...

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Vets deserve gratitude, respect

“Thank you for your service” is a catch all phrase that people believe is the politically correct thing to say to veterans. To me, and I believe most of my veteran friends, it is just a saying to make the conversation comfortable for the non-veteran. All men and women...

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Need to work to keep freedoms

I have been reading about the nationwide push to portray Thanksgiving as a racist holiday that celebrates the slaughter of Native Americans. Schools, public officials and elected individuals engage in this self flagellation to satisfy their own desire to be righteous....

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Local papers connect communities

I read an enlightening article about a small town in Iowa whose newspaper had died, after being purchased by a news conglomerate. I never realized how large a role our local newspaper plays in a community. I believe we take for granted the skills and effort required...

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Humanity alive and well in our area

Compassion, empathy and humanity are alive and well in southern Michigan. Today’s world is a jumbled up, confusing and often sad place. Factions are sewing discord in every direction and leadership seems non-existent. Television news sources leave us feeling...

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