Pitting neighbor against neighbor

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor written by Terry Dodd, entitled “Solar critics dismiss owner rights,” published March 9. I am a property owner that will be directly impacted by the decision of Goodland Township, if they pass Orion Renewable...

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Standing against a horrible plan

My name is Mark Sak and my wife, Shannon, and I have lived at our Brown City Road home in Imlay City for 25 years. I grew up on a dairy farm my parents Ted and Barbara Sak purchased at 8150 Norman Road in 1957. The land we now live on has been in our family for 72...

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Hill family donation will help vets

Army veteran Karl Iloncai recently accepted a $1,500 donation from Brian Hill, owner of IC Strikes bowling alley in Imlay City. The Hill family had a golf outing in 2021 in honor of Brian’s dad, Dwain Hill, who was very active in the Imlay City American Legion Post...

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Solar critics dismiss owner rights

Before my father passed away in 2019, one of his last wishes was to leave the Sirois Farm to us, ensuring the next generation would continue the family farm. That was important to my dad, but the odds weren’t looking so good until Orion Renewable Energy Group came...

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“Big Lie” has no current validity

On January 29, 2022 at a rally held in Texas, former President Donald Trump stated that if he was elected president in 2024 he would pardon the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. He said the people who destroyed...

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Watch out for charity scammers

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, many people are looking to help out in any way possible. For a lot of us, that involves wanting to donate money or other items to be sent to Ukraine, through a charity or crowdfunding platform. Better Business Bureau® and...

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Remaining squad did not give up

The Imlay City Varsity Competitive Cheerleading team for 2021-2022 had started off with 12 girls. But for their last five competitions of the season, they were left with four girls. One of the four girls was then injured, leaving the team with three girls remaining....

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Man Therapy to continue in 2022

Over the past 10 years, 83% of suicides in the Thumb region were men. That’s why the Thumb Community Health Partnership (TCHP) launched Man Therapy in February, 2021. Man Therapy is a campaign to decrease the stigma around mental health concerns and let men know that...

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Almont lost a “grand gentleman”

Last Monday, February 14, Almont lost one of its grand gentlemen when Norman Root Hamilton passed away. Norm was born May 8, 1925 in Almont to Frank Ronald Hamilton (1893-1955) and Eunice Osea Root Hamilton (1897-1977). He has been a fixture in the political,...

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Spend time being a 4-H volunteer

Do you have some spare time on your hands? Enjoy doing things for or with youth? Lapeer County 4-H, a youth development organization working with youth ages 5-19 is a great place for you to share your knowledge, offer a helping hand or advice. You could be part of a...

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