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Capac Days canceled

Capac Days canceled

Chamber cites lack of funds for decision     CAPAC — The Capac Chamber of Commerce recently announced that they will not be hosting their annual Capac Days celebration in June of this year. In a social media post, acting Chamber President Dean Hoskey said...

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Board votes to split health admin duties

Board votes to split health admin duties

Current director won’t apply for new positions when county posts them   ST. CLAIR COUNTY — The county will be searching for a new health department director. That comes after the Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted last week to split the two roles Dr. Annette...

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Imlay City native helps launch Thumb 11 Fund

Imlay City native helps launch Thumb 11 Fund

New scholarship program aims to help local grads attend Ferris State University   TRI-CITY AREA — The goal of a new scholarship fund at Ferris State University is to help more students from Michigan’s Thumb make their dreams of a college degree reality. Recently,...

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General Squier statue fund closing in on goal

General Squier statue fund closing in on goal

Push is on to bring Dryden native’s statue to Memorial Park   Little kids with big dreams grow into big people with big missions in life. --Karen Salmonsohn DRYDEN — If there’s ever been proof that the quote above is true, that proof would be Major General George...

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Youatt gives first report to council

Youatt gives first report to council

New manager meets with personnel, proposes policies   CAPAC — At their February 7 meeting, council members received their first official report from new village manager Travis Youatt. It was Youatt’s first meeting since he began the full-time job on January 24...

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Pandemic funds could help rehab Shaw Road

GOODLAND TWP. — The township is hoping federal dollars can help them rehabilitate Shaw Road. With assistance from the Lapeer County Road Commission, the township has applied to receive grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Public Works...

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Q&A with  Joseph Pistrui

Q&A with Joseph Pistrui

TRI-CITY AREA — Joseph Pistrui graduated from Imlay City High School in 1979 and went onto earn a Bachelor of Science in Business-Marketing from Ferris State University in 1983. Today, nearly 40 years later, Pistrui is doing what he can to help those from his hometown...

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Bostian recognized for mental health initiative

Bostian recognized for mental health initiative

Art, creativity seen as stress relievers   IMLAY CITY — Jessica Bostian, Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library’s Technical Services Coordinator, will be honored on Feb. 24, for helping educate the public about how stress and anxiety impact one’s emotional and...

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Construction of DTE substation ongoing

Construction of DTE substation ongoing

ALMONT TWP. — Construction of a new DTE substation at 5355 Kidder Road, north of Hough Road, is underway. It is expected to be some time however, before the $20 million substation is up and running. The substation’s purpose is to provide much-needed electrical...

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Closures, cancellations and crashes

Closures, cancellations and crashes

Storm has multi-day impact; IC man dies in accident   TRI-CITY AREA — Last week’s first major storm of the season dumped less snow than forecast but still caused lots of cancellations and other typical winter weather woes. All four school districts in the...

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