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Sunny skies, flowers attract marketgoers

Sunny skies, flowers attract marketgoers

Imlay City’s Farmers Market enjoys a busy opening day IMLAY CITY — Mother Nature could not have been more hospitable for the opening of the Imlay City Farmers Market on Thursday, May 21. With temperatures hovering around 70 degrees and nary a cloud in the sky, large...

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MC19 Relief answers call for help

MC19 Relief answers call for help

Goodland’s Travis Fick launches effort to find, distribute supplies for those affected by COVID-19   GOODLAND TWP. — Travis Fick of Goodland Township was just looking for a way to help others at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan. Laid off from his...

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Almont’s graduation  was ‘virtual’ success

Almont’s graduation was ‘virtual’ success

View ceremony in entirety Sunday, May 31 at 5 p.m. ALMONT — In the absence of traditional commencement exercises, Almont High School Principal Liz Gallagher described their May 14-17 “virtual” graduation ceremony as a success. While she still holds out some hope for a...

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Youth is arrested for gas station break-in

Youth is arrested for gas station break-in

Police, K-9 dog help track down 16-year-old suspect IMLAY CITY — A 16-year-old Imlay City youth has been arrested for breaking into the Exxon gas station at 110 E. Capac Rd. on Sunday, May 24. Police Chief Scott Pike reported that at around 2:56 a.m., Officer Sara...

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Fair, other summer events still on hold

TRI-CITY AREA — With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, uncertainty remains about the status of several local events scheduled for this summer of 2020. Cancellations Organizers of Imlay City’s Busker Fest (June 12-13), Almont’s Homecoming Festival (Aug. 8), and...

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Imlay City’s Top Ten in the spotlight

Imlay City’s Top Ten in the spotlight

  IMLAY CITY — It’s tradition for family and friends to file in to the Imlay City High School gymnasium every spring to see the graduating class receive their diplomas. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, those ceremonies will look different for the Class of 2020....

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Susie Desk: Nurse on the front lines

Susie Desk: Nurse on the front lines

Imlay City native helped battle TB, served in France during World War I Editor’s note: The following history about Imlay City native Susie Desk was written and graciously provided by Marilyn Swihart of the Imlay City Historical Society. Our country has faced many...

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Youatt resigns as manager

Youatt resigns as manager

City leader announces plan to step down on June 30th IMLAY CITY — City Manager Tom Youatt has announced that he is resigning his position, effective June 30. Youatt said he advised Imlay City commissioners of his decision on Friday, May 15, via email and telephone...

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Bright futures for Almont’s Top Ten

Bright futures for Almont’s Top Ten

  ALMONT — For the time being, Almont High School’s traditional commencement ceremonies have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Class of 2020 was originally due to receive their diplomas on May 31 at The Bells Event Center, formerly Almont...

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Kempf to challenge Suma for Lapeer drain commission

Zender, Bargen seek to fill 7th district seat on board LAPEER COUNTY — Later this year Ian Kempf’s 19 years on the Lapeer County Commission will come to an end. The Republican, who represents Almont and Imlay City area residents at the county level, will not seek...

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