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Champion under new ownership

Forest River acquires Imlay and Kansas-based plants IMLAY TWP. — For the second time in seven years, Champion Bus has been sold. According to a press release issued Friday by REV Group, the Milwaukee-based company had divested it’s shuttle bus business and sold those...

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Dryden celebrates their Top Ten graduates

Dryden celebrates their Top Ten graduates

  Editor’s note: Dryden High School determines their top academic honors using a formula that combines GPA and SAT scores. As a result Ronny Hudson is the Class of 2020 valedictorian and Kylie DeVlaminck is the salutatorian. The following Top Ten feature lists...

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Sinking funds paying for Almont upgrades

Approved summer projects will include O.P. parking lot ALMONT — The school district’s 1-mill “sinking fund” continues to pay dividends. Schools Supt. Dr. William Kalmar reports that sinking fund dollars will again be utilized to pay for a pair of projects to be...

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St. Paul’s meals now available for takeout

St. Paul’s meals now available for takeout

Church’s pantry & Food For Families programs continue IMLAY CITY — While St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is now closed in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocol, the church’s Food For Families programs continue to operate. Food For Families Coordinator Wes Davis said...

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New COVID-19 cases drop by half

New COVID-19 cases drop by half

County stats show numbers continue to decline TRI-CITY AREA — On Sunday, for the first time in weeks, both Lapeer and St. Clair counties had zero confirmed cases or deaths from COVID-19 to report that day. It’s a hopeful sign that the virus’s impact on the region is...

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‘Scrap Metal’  masterpieces

‘Scrap Metal’ masterpieces

Hali discovers passion for turning scrap into artwork ATTICA — Hali O’Donnell has a gift for turning scrap metal into beautiful pieces of artwork. She didn’t always know that she was an artist. She started out on the path towards nursing before finding her passion for...

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Production varies at area industries

Some still operational while others at a stand still due to virus outbreak TRI-CITY AREA — Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local industries have either shut down or are operating with skeleton crews. Gear Master essential Among the exceptions is...

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Vineyard Food Pantry sees increased need

Vineyard Food Pantry sees increased need

Volunteers are now serving more than 300 every week ALMONT — Food for the bellies of local residents serves as food for the souls for members of Almont’s Vineyard Church, where long lines have been forming for its weekly food giveaways. Located at 3835 Van Dyke...

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Memorial Day event canceled

Memorial Day event canceled

Almont Legion decides to suspend, others expected to follow ALMONT — The Almont American Legion has joined other local veterans organizations in canceling 2020 Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled for Monday, May 25. Almont Legion Post 479 Commander Dick Bowman...

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A very special tractor tribute

A very special tractor tribute

Friends organize parade to honor fellow farmer Steve Kingsbury ARCADIA TWP. — A community unable to celebrate the life of a friend and neighbor found a unique way to memorialize Attica resident Steve Kingsbury on Monday, April 20. Friend and fellow farmer Kevin Daley,...

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