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Gratitude, generosity and golfers converge

Gratitude, generosity and golfers converge

25 years of Streber family memorial golf outing raises more than $150K for McLaren Hospice TRI-CITY AREA — It’s said that paths that cross will cross again, and that life can change in an instant. For former resident Dave Streber, that sudden change transformed into a...

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Sasquatch returns Saturday

Sasquatch returns Saturday

Beard & mustache contests for all at fairgrounds plus fireworks, Dueling Pianos   IMLAY CITY — You may have noticed some extra hair growing from the faces of local menfolk. You are not alone. On Saturday, June 25, the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds will...

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Museum hosts anniversary celebration this Saturday

Museum hosts anniversary celebration this Saturday

Cake and drinks served from 1-4 p.m.   ALMONT — The Almont Community Historical Society invites the public to help them celebrate a special milestone this Saturday, June 25. It’s been 25 years since the society came into existence and to mark the occasion,...

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Fire-ravaged historic home is demolished

Fire-ravaged historic home is demolished

Once stately structure razed due to blight & public safety   IMLAY CITY — The 19th-century fire-damaged home at the corner of Fourth and Handley streets has met its fate with the wrecking ball. Yesterday, June 21, a crew from KT Demolition of Brighton was on...

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Water tower project underway

Water tower project underway

CAPAC — Work has begun on the village’s water tower. Last week, employees from E&L Contractors of Howell could be seen working on the 250,000 gallon tower’s exterior. On Monday, Manager Travis Youatt said that the tower had been drained and that work on the...

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Centenarian celebrates!

Centenarian celebrates!

Caroline Hofmeyer marks her 100th birthday with friends   IMLAY CITY — One hundred years of living is a milestone reached by a precious few. Among them is Imlay City resident Caroline Hofmeyer, who on Sunday, June 5, celebrated her 100th birthday at New Hope...

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Solar permit denied

Solar permit denied

Commission decides commercial arrays not in harmony with existing land use   GOODLAND TWP. — Saying that a 1,600-acre plus solar facility would not be in harmony with existing land use, the township’s planning commission denied a special land use request from...

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West Berlin Church food giveaway is big success

West Berlin Church food giveaway is big success

Church members to distribute food again Saturday, July 9th   BERLIN TWP. — Those who “have” should consider giving to those who “have not.” That was the message shared among volunteers at the June 4 food giveaway at the West Berlin United Methodist Church. The...

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Kidnapper of ex-wife sentenced to prison

Detroit man will serve minimum of six years for multiple felonies   LAPEER COUNTY — The Detroit man who kidnapped and threatened his ex-wife in and outside of her Almont home in February 2020, was sentenced in Lapeer Circuit Court Thursday, June 9 to serve a...

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Famous people come alive at Wax Museum

Famous people come alive at Wax Museum

Almont 4th graders dress the part while recapturing history   ALMONT — Wednesday’s (June 1) Wax Museum at Orchard Primary featured Jill St. Onge’s fourth-grade students assuming the personae of some of the world’s most famous people. From Galileo to DaVinci, to...

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