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Aubrey sweeps contest

Aubrey sweeps contest

Dryden student shares her vision for peace on earth in Lion’s poster competition   ALMONT/DRYDEN — A 13-year-old Dryden student has won the 2019 Michigan Lions Club Multiple District 11 “Peace Poster Contest.” Aubrey Weber, a 7th grader at Dryden Jr. High School,...

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Saying goodbye to stigma

Saying goodbye to stigma

Patterson shares his struggles with opioid addiction   IMLAY CITY — The last time he walked the halls of Imlay City High School, Patrick Patterson was the starting running back on the football team and a member of the Homecoming Court. When he received his...

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Class photo fills gap in museum’s collection

Class photo fills gap in museum’s collection

Picture came from estate of Civil War veteran and postmaster Willard Harwood   IMLAY CITY — The museum’s collection of class composites continues to grow. Local historian Marilyn Swihart said the Imlay City Historical Museum was recently entrusted with the papers...

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Special gift for auctioneer

Special gift for auctioneer

Seven Ponds realizes fundraising success, credits Brian Rowley for years of expertise DRYDEN TWP. — Seven Ponds Nature Center has bestowed its first ever honorary lifetime membership to auctioneer Brian Rowley. For more than 20 years, Rowley has donated his time and...

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Truck hits railroad viaduct

Truck hits railroad viaduct

CN Railroad engineer sent out to inspect 80 year-old Imlay structure IMLAY CITY — At around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 12), a northbound flatbed truck carrying a box van bound for a local recycling yard, struck the 13 foot, 7-inch CN Railroad viaduct on M-53, just...

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Youatt cites urgency for fire hall progress

Youatt cites urgency for fire hall progress

Manager wants to see outdoor work done before winter sets in IMLAY CITY — City Manager Tom Youatt said he had recently grown frustrated with the pace of construction at the city’s new fire hall on E. Borland Rd. He expressed as much at the Imlay City Commission’s...

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Middle schoolers with a big plan

Middle schoolers with a big plan

Bots with Soul Robotics team aims to improve Lions Park   CAPAC — A trio of middle schoolers has a bold vision to make Lions Park better accessible to all users and they hope the community can help in that quest. Last month, members of Capac’s FIRST LEGO League...

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Local lifesaver honored

Local lifesaver honored

Imlay City’s Chris Keller and mentor Sgt. Joe Nesbit get recognition from state officials   LAPEER — From a young age, Chris Keller knew he wanted to be a police officer. Now, before he even enters the police academy, the 2016 Imlay City graduate is accumulating...

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Kalmar denouces allegations in media

Kalmar denouces allegations in media

Almont Schools Supt. says facts do not support claims of racism   ALMONT — Almont Schools Supt. Dr. William Kalmar is responding strongly to a myriad of media attacks against Almont Schools, the Almont football team, fans and Almont residents in the aftermath of...

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Help support Dryden firefighters at benefits

Help support Dryden firefighters at benefits

DRYDEN — In August, Dryden volunteer firefighter and medical first responder, Ralph Starke was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His diagnosis was followed by an extensive surgery to remove the cancer. Fellow first responder Jim Napolitano shared how incredible Ralph...

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