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MDOT fails to see the light on traffic signal

MDOT fails to see the light on traffic signal

Engineers say intersection does not meet state criteria IMLAY CITY — The chances of MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) installing a traffic signal at the corner of M-53 and Borland Road appear as unlikely now as they were 20 years ago. On April 23,...

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Thick, black smoke signals big tire fire

Thick, black smoke signals big tire fire

EPA is called in to investigate environmental impact of fire ALMONT TWP. — More than 40 firefighters from five local departments responded Saturday, May 1 to reports of thick, black smoke rising from an area behind Novak Supply at 2630 Van Dyke (M-53). Almont Twp....

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High honors  for Almont’s  Sydney Torres

High honors for Almont’s Sydney Torres

Alum named top female scholar at Oakland University ALMONT — Sydney Torres, 2017 Almont High School graduate, has capped the first step in her postsecondary career with a prestigious honor. Sydney received Oakland University’s (OU) highest student honor when she was...

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Large crowd turns out for police forum

Large crowd turns out for police forum

No vote taken in hours long meeting, attendees express opposition to plan IMLAY CITY — By 6 p.m. on April 29, hundreds of Imlay City residents had gathered inside the FFA barn at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds to voice their opinions about a proposal being...

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Kingsbrook behind on water bill

Council to discuss water shut off at May 4 meeting ALMONT — Kingsbrook Mobile Home Estates is on track to owe the village of Almont more than $98,000 in sewage and water fees next month and discussion of issuing a shut off notice to residents will take place on May 4...

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More than 700 rally to save police

More than 700 rally to save police

Supporters gather at Shopko lot to support Imlay City P.D. IMLAY CITY — High school students Jesus Soria and Noe Ortega were among the first to sign a petition in support of the Imlay City Police Department at Saturday’s ‘Save the Police’ rally in the Shopko parking...

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COVID relief funds expected next month

COVID relief funds expected next month

Local muncipalities expected to be judicious with spending LAPEER COUNTY — On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a COVID relief package that will provide $350 billion in aid to state and local governments over the next two years. Early...

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Production officially ends at Keihin plant

Production officially ends at Keihin plant

Associates complete last shift on April 22 CAPAC — In February 2020, management and employees at Keihin Michigan Manufacturing in Capac were informed that the plant would be shutting down in 2021. Since that announcement, KMM had gradually whittled down its former...

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COVID spike slows

Second shots to be given at fairgrounds on May 11   TRI-CITY AREA — COVID-19 numbers are showing some improvement. Lapeer County saw their positive test rate fall by nearly half and they recorded fewer new cases and deaths as of April 19 than the week prior. St....

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Fire proposal on ballot

Fire proposal on ballot

Dryden Twp. asking for 1.25 mills on May 4   DRYDEN — Dryden voters will head to the polls next month where they will be asked to approve the township’s fire millage. The current fire millage (.97) expires this year and the proposed new millage is 1.25 mills....

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