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Vacant lot to get new life as a pocket park

Vacant lot to get new life as a pocket park

Council votes to transform former gas station site into a more appealing space CAPAC — A pocket park could soon be in the works for downtown Capac. At their Nov. 16 meeting, the village council voted unanimously to turn the vacant corner lot at Main and Church streets...

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Chamber vows its support for 150th

City’s Sesquicentennial event set for Aug. 13-14 IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce Board members agreed on Monday, Nov. 23, to forgo plans for a 2021 Busker Fest and instead throw their support behind the City’s Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary)...

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Congregation gives thanks thru giving

Congregation gives thanks thru giving

First Congregational Church food pantry reflects mission IMLAY CITY — Even in the midst of a pandemic, members of Imlay City’s First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC) plan to spend Thankgiving Day acknowledging and sharing their blessings and good...

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Two Almont schools have surge damage

Two Almont schools have surge damage

Superintendent laments frequency, costs incurred from repeated events ALMONT — In the aftermath of extreme winds Sunday, Nov. 15 and subsequent power outages, a power surge has caused significant damage to the electrical systems at Almont Middle School and Orchard...

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Student mural shows power of a kind word

Student mural shows power of a kind word

Graceann Odett’s artwork a positive message for kids ALMONT — A single kind word can change someone else’s entire day for the better. That is the message high school senior, Graceann Odett, hopes to convey in the large mural she recently finished in a hallway at the...

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Dogs in the Almont attack are returned to owner

ALMONT TWP. — Two dogs involved in the attack of a 51-year-old Almont Township woman on Feb. 14, 2020 have been returned to their owner with certain court-ordered restrictions. The pair of Caucasian Ovcharka Shepherds, owned by Gregory Messer, were among three dogs...

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Harvesting the sun

Harvesting the sun

California company looking to install solar panels in Goodland Township GOODLAND TWP. — A California-based company is making plans to construct a commercial size solar array on land between Bowers and Kohler roads. Orion Renewable Energy Group, L.L.C. confirmed that...

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Pandemic, power outages close schools

Statewide, instruction for grades 9-12 must be done remotely through Dec. 8 TRI-CITY AREA — Local school districts continue to deal with the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. Per an epidemic order issued by the state on Sunday, all grade 9-12 instruction must move to...

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Imlay City Fire Dept. moves into new hall

Imlay City Fire Dept. moves into new hall

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Fire Department has officially moved into its new fire hall on East Borland Road. Fire Chief Rick Horton said moving the department’s fire trucks and essential equipment from the former downtown location to the new fire hall was completed...

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A young patriot answers calling

A young patriot answers calling

Alex Walton, 8, sells poppies at Kroger to help veterans IMLAY CITY — For the past five years, 8-year-old Alex Walton has sold poppies in front of the Imlay City Kroger store in conjunction with Veterans Day. On Saturday, November 7, he was there again, joined by his...

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