Need leaders united for equality

As a starting point can we all agree that the actions of the police officers in Minneapolis were not only wrong but criminal? Can we all agree that these officers need to be charged, tried and, if convicted for the death of George Floyd, sentenced to prison? Can we...

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Library makes plans for reopening

At this time, the library remains closed due to the coronavirus mitigation efforts, but we have good news: we are tentatively expecting to reopen for curbside service around the middle of the month. We are currently completing the safety plans and procedures we will...

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4CCF donates meat to food pantry

On behalf of the St. Nicholas food pantry I would like to thank Four Country Community Foundation for their support during this pandemic. Their help made it possible for us to continue to help feed the less fortunate members of our community. They donated the funds...

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Traffic light needed at Borland Rd.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) appears to work on a system of rules that does not allow any logic or common sense to interfere. Imlay City built a new Fire House on Borland Road, just east of M-53. The intelligent thing to do is put a traffic light...

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Region 1 is wrong for Lapeer Co.

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed and sent to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on May 28. We write as the united group of all of the Chambers of Commerce in Lapeer County. We respectfully request that the county of Lapeer be moved from Region 1 of...

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Scholarship recipient announced

As a member of the Lapeer County Bar Association Scholarship committee, I am proud to announce that the recipient of our fifteenth annual scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is Cassidy Sparks. She is a Lapeer High School graduating senior who will utilize the...

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Please support future poppy sales

Every year around Memorial Day, I see more flags swirling on flag poles, posted at cemeteries and grave sites planted with flowers. But this year is going to be different. The state of Michigan is under quarantine. What does this mean? There will be no ceremony in...

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Wealth influences politics, followers

To understand how and why Donald Trump keeps from being driven out of his job, you have to remember that the political party he represents has been and continues to be financed by the extreme wealthy. They make certain that by force or by fraud, their interests are...

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Pantry grateful to Kaatz and family

On behalf of the less fortunate among us, I would like to say “thank you” to a man and his family. Kindness, charity and a professionalism was the backbone of Dick Kaatz. Dick gave much in life and even in death. In their hour of sorrow and sadness, his family has...

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Save bottles and cans to donate

Since we cannot return our bottles and cans for deposit I have noticed a big increase in the number of those cans and bottles tossed out of cars on the side of the road. I had to pick up three cans before mowing my lawn. I have a compromised immune system so if the...

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