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Archway to be restored

Archway to be restored

Imlay Township Cemetery’s 150-plus year-old sign now in local workshop IMLAY TWP. — The restoration of a piece of local history is now underway. Last month, the archway at the Imlay Township Cemetery was carefully removed from its supports and transported to Rick...

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Help wanted: Area clerks need  election workers

Help wanted: Area clerks need election workers

  TRI-CITY AREA — In the run up to November’s general election, officials across the country and state say there’s a desperate need for poll workers, but does that same urgency exist locally? Some clerks from the Tri-City area say they’ve got the help they need...

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Police lauded for  efforts at house fire

Police lauded for efforts at house fire

Imlay City officer, Lapeer Sheriff deputies tended to Imlay City victims LAPEER — Four police officers who responded to the scene of a fatal February 2019 house fire in Imlay City were honored last week by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) as their...

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Almont water main upgrades ongoing

Almont water main upgrades ongoing

Workers utilizing directional drilling for $500,000 project ALMONT — As an essential human need, providing residents with access to safe drinking water is among the highest of priorities for municipalities. As such, finding the best, most reliable and affordable ways...

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Feast at Fairgrounds

Feast at Fairgrounds

Enjoy traditional fair cuisine over weekend, Sept. 18-20 IMLAY CITY — If you regret having missed out on your share of fair food this summer because the 2020 Eastern Michigan State Fair was scaled down due to the coronavirus, never fear. To accommodate the appetites...

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Moratorium approved in Dryden Twp.

Board wants to address marijuana growing issues DRYDEN TWP. — At their Sept. 8 meeting the township board approved a marijuana moratorium with a 4-1 vote. Supervisor Tina Papineau said there’s concern about the number of individuals looking to move to Dryden Twp. in...

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Capac Schools: 25% of  students opt to go virtual

Capac Schools: 25% of students opt to go virtual

  CAPAC — About one-quarter of Capac Community School’s student population has opted to enroll in virtual learning for the fall semester. “We have over 200 students enrolled in CVEP (Capac Virtual Education Program) this year. That is just over double what we...

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City eyes renewal  for street millage

City eyes renewal for street millage

Six-year levy proposal to appear on Nov. 3 ballot IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Commission has decided to seek a six-year 2.462-mill renewal of its millage for street and sidewalk improvements. The renewal would run from 2021-2026 inclusive, with all money collected to...

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Council approves new look for water tower

Council approves new look for water tower

  ALMONT — The village’s water tower will be receiving a new look. The water tower, painted with the apple tree logo in 2008, will be changed. The tree will be removed and “Almont” will be lettered in the Old English-style and be orange and black in color. At...

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Imlay City moving ahead with splash pad

Imlay City moving ahead with splash pad

Construction is slated to begin soon for spring 2021 opening IMLAY CITY — Looking ahead and hopefully past COVID-19 concerns, city commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 1, agreed to move forward with plans to construct a splash pad adjacent to the Al Norlin Memorial Pool....

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