We have turned our backs on ally

The alliances in the Middle East are very complicated. They are very tribal, very religious, and centuries old. The Turks hate the Kurds, and the the Kurds hate ISIS. President Obama  crafted an alliance of many countries, all concerned about ISIS, to “hire” the Kurds...

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Current proposal is mostly a waste

The administration and the board of Imlay City Schools had a golden opportunity for a reasonable bond measure that would also have allowed our taxes to decline as scheduled—one that addresses the updates the schools really need but with concern for the taxpaying...

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Chicken pox is not a “harmless rash”

The recent chickenpox outbreak in Marysville High School has re-opened the “anti-vaccination” box. Let’s set a few things straight for the record. First, chickenpox is not a “harmless rash.” Although the clinical course in healthy children is generally mild, adults...

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History now on DVD

Thanks to the generosity of Earl Gass, the Imlay City Historical Museum has been able to preserve oral histories recorded in the VHS format. Rod Soule Studios converted 25 VHS tapes into a DVD format. These oral histories were recorded in the early 1990s by Earl’s...

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Almont community loses grand ladies

In the last several weeks the Almont community has lost two of the grand ladies of “old” Almont. On September 8, June Ella Wilson Hough passed away at the age of 91. The Wilson family came to the Almont area in 1837. June married her high school sweetheart, Chuck...

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Senior supports school bond proposal

I am writing this letter as a senior citizen in support of the Imlay City Schools’ bond proposal. I am urging all senior citizens living within the Imlay City School system to vote and to vote ‘yes’ on this no new tax issue. Our school district needs new funding to...

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Bond will address repairs, safety, more

On Tuesday, November 5, residents in the Imlay City School district will have an opportunity to vote to improve our schools with approval of a $36.8 million bond proposal. With voter approval, there will be no increase in the tax rate. The bond proposal will address...

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Support in face of multiple tragedies

The ten worst days in our lives turned out to be the most treasured days as we look back. Three unexpected sucker punches took us down one at a time but we got back up with the love and prayers from thousands! It started on Tuesday, September 24. My husband, Steve...

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Wanted: Autograph donations for 4-H

In preparation for our Friday, April 17, 2020 annual Celebrity Autographed Items Auction, the Lapeer County 4-H Youth Program is seeking donations from the public of autographs of famous people. Donations can be from all types of well known people on any type of item,...

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A lot of rhetoric but no viable solutions

After recent mass shootings, all we hear is, “We have to stop this. All firearms must be confiscated. All military-style firearms must be outlawed!” There is a lot of rhetoric but no viable solutions and, in some cases, there’s opposition to proposals that might...

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