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Family Literacy Center in need of more tutors

Family Literacy Center in need of more tutors

In-person tutor training set for Tues., April 13 in Lapeer LAPEER COUNTY — The Family Literacy Center (FLC) of Lapeer was recently a recipient of the Michigan Governor’s Service Award in the Outstanding Volunteer Organization category. It was a fitting honor for an...

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Council not in favor of annexation request

125 new homes predicted to raise water rates ALMONT — It appears the village will not approve an annexation request from a developer looking to access Almont’s utilities on Kidder Road. At Almont Township’s January board meeting, an annexation request from Randy...

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Grass, brush fires lead to burn ban

Grass, brush fires lead to burn ban

Imlay City fire chief reports that most start in burn pits IMLAY CITY — It’s been a busy time for Imlay City firefighters who have been called out to numerous brush and grass fires in Imlay Township and countywide in recent weeks. Imlay City Fire Chief Rick Horton...

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Ed Tech instructor was mentor, problem solver

Ed Tech instructor was mentor, problem solver

Mike Bammer’s career spanned 28 years ATTICA TWP. — Students and staff at the Lapeer County Ed Tech Center are mourning the death of longtime educator Mike Bammer. On Thursday, the school announced the 59-year-old diesel technology instructor had passed away from...

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Country Smoke House rises from the ashes

Country Smoke House rises from the ashes

Customers flocking back to shop and view renovations ALMONT TWP. — Following a year-and-a-half hiatus, the Country Smoke House is back in business at 3294 Van Dyke (M-53). The award-winning meat processing facility and retail store had been closed since Oct. 4, 2019,...

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Grabill to close after 25 years

Grabill to close after 25 years

Parent company announces plant shutdown for August ALMONT — Grabill Windows & Doors, a fixture in the Almont business community for more than 24 years, will be closing its doors this summer. Located at 7463 Research Drive in the Almont Industrial Park, the plant’s...

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Garage fire spread quickly

Garage fire spread quickly

Forty-five mph steady winds a challenge for firefighters IMLAY TWP. — Firefighters from Imlay City, Attica and Goodland townships responded shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday (March 11) to a garage fire in the 900 block of Bowers Rd., west of Blacks Corners Rd. Due to...

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Full-scale return for Fair

Full-scale return for Fair

Traditional attractions on tap for July 2021   IMLAY CITY — On Monday, the Eastern Michigan State Fair announced their plans for 2021. This year’s five-day event will be held the last week of July, as has been the recent tradition. Fair gates will open Tuesday,...

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Animal Control staff pawing its way back

Animal Control staff pawing its way back

Millage defeat prompts fresh approach to serving needs of county animals   LAPEER COUNTY — Last November, Lapeer County residents defeated a 0.20-mill proposal to fund Lapeer County Animal Control for five years. Since the setback at the polls, the agency’s...

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Liebler, Atkins, unite to insure customers

Liebler, Atkins, unite to insure customers

IMLAY CITY — Two familiar names in the insurance industry have reached a mutually favorable business agreement. Jeff Liebler, owner of Liebler Agency Insurance, Inc., announced this week that he has purchased the Paul Atkins Insurance Group at 230 E. Third St. in...

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