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Seven Ponds photogs present burning class

Seven Ponds photogs present burning class

Outdoor venue provided setting to test technique IMLAY CITY — If you were in attendance at last Saturday’s Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Auction, you may have had the chance to witness a “burning class” presented by members of the Seven Ponds Nature Center...

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Lapeer County  Animal Control  seeks support

Lapeer County Animal Control seeks support

Nov. 3 ballot request would fund agency for five years LAPEER COUNTY — A proposal to approve a 0.20-mill levy to fund Lapeer County Animal Control for five years will appear on the Tues., Nov. 3 election ballot. Two-tenths of a mill is the equivalent of 20 cents for...

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COVID case closes Almont H.S.

COVID case closes Almont H.S.

Supt. says primary and middle schools remain open ALMONT — Almont Schools Supt. Dr. William Kalmar announced Sunday, Sept. 27, that because a student was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, Almont High School has been closed for in-person instruction until Monday, Oct....

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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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