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Pennies, nickels, dimes add up to an education

Pennies, nickels, dimes add up to an education

Lapeer Foundation gives kids ‘piggy’ banks to start saving     IMLAY CITY — Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters may have comparatively little value to adults. But for 5- and 6-year-olds, even coins can add up to big dollars if saved and allowed to grow over...

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Almont school motivated for Fun Run

Almont school motivated for Fun Run

Students, staff rally in support of 2 teachers fighting cancer     ALMONT — Almont Middle School Principal Kim VonHiltmayer said school staff and students are working harder than ever to raise funds for the school’s 2019 “Fun Run” on Friday, Oct. 11. VonHiltmayer...

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Criminal charges pending in construction site death

Criminal charges pending in construction site death

IMLAY CITY —Imlay City Police now believe the victim of a construction site accident died after being struck on the head by excavating equipment. Investigators initially said that the 38-year-old Dryden man, Craig E. Wagner Jr., had been the victim of a trench cave-in...

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Aerial attack on mosquitoes

Aerial attack on mosquitoes

Lapeer County still hopes to spray vicinity around Lum     LAPEER COUNTY — Unfavorable weather conditions have postponed plans for an aerial pesticide application in Lapeer County so far this week. In an effort to slow the further spread of Eastern Equine...

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BREAKING NEWS: Aerial attack on mosquitoes

Lapeer County to spray “areas of concern” starting Sunday LAPEER COUNTY — Health officials announced today that aerial spraying will be conducted in portions of Lapeer County, starting Sunday night, in an effort to slow the further spread of Eastern Equine...

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Art & live music in Imlay City Saturday

Art & live music in Imlay City Saturday

‘Art in the Rough’ to feature works of local artists from 4-10 p.m. downtown IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Lapeer Art Association are teaming up again to co-host “Art in the Rough” on Saturday, Sept. 28 in downtown Imlay City....

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Tiger Stadium recalled at Ruth Hughes Library

Tiger Stadium recalled at Ruth Hughes Library

Author Doc Fletcher to visit Imlay City September 30 IMLAY CITY — For those with fond memories of Detroit’s old Tiger Stadium, you will not want to miss award-winning author Doc Fletcher’s upcoming visit to Imlay City. Fletcher, who penned ‘The History of Tiger...

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Orchard Primary staff seeks recess reversal

Orchard Primary staff seeks recess reversal

Union asks Board to reconsider after state budget is finalized ALMONT — On Monday, Sept. 23, staff from Orchard Primary School presented a letter to Supt. Dr. William Kalmar and Almont School Board members, expressing their concerns with a recent schedule revision...

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‘Barncats’ to headline Fall Fest music lineup

‘Barncats’ to headline Fall Fest music lineup

DRYDEN — One of Lapeer County’s most popular bands headlines the musical entertainment on Saturday night at the 2019 Dryden Fall Festival this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. The “Barncats” play from 8 p.m. - midnight at the festival tent on Saturday, performing a...

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Monarch magnet

Monarch magnet

Allenton couple creates respite for butterflies on fall migration   ALLENTON — Amidst all the chaos in the world, Ruth and Larry Macha have an oasis right outside their back door. From about mid-August right through mid-October, the Machas enjoy the seemingly...

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