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Volunteers prep stadium for big game

Volunteers prep stadium for big game

Effort afforded Raiders’ homefield advantage in Regional title clash   ALMONT — Almont Raiders fans did all they could to gain homefield advantage in advance of Saturday’s 25-14 win over the Saginaw Swan Valley Vikings. With the game about 48 hours away, Almont...

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Say it ain’t snow!

Say it ain’t snow!

Early storm causes cancellations, crashes   TRI-CITY AREA — Snow day #1 is in the books for area schools thanks to a record-breaking snowfall on Monday, Nov. 11. Flakes started falling on Monday morning, which also happened to be Veterans Day, and the Tri-City...

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Water, sewer rates rising in Imlay City

Water, sewer rates rising in Imlay City

Commission reluctantly okays a 9% increase for residents, Vlasic   IMLAY CITY — Following some mildly contentious discussion about when and by how much to raise next year’s sewer and water rates, city commissioners voted 5-2 on Wednesday (Nov. 6) to raise rates...

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Country Smoke House eyes spring reopening

Country Smoke House eyes spring reopening

Business owners are still seeking other product-making locations   ALMONT — Steve and Sue Francis, owners of the Country Smoke House, continue to seek alternate locations to make product following the October 4 fire that caused extensive damage to the business’s...

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IC School voters say ‘yes’

Bond sale options, plans for projects to be discussed   IMLAY CITY — Proponents of the Imlay City Schools bond proposal found success at the polls last week. Voters approved the $36.8 million bond request-the lone item on the Nov. 5 ballot in the Tri-City...

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Society presents War of 1812 program

LAPEER — The Lapeer County Genealogical Society invites community members to their next meeting on November 12 at 7 p.m. Tuesday night’s program will include a presentation by Sarah Gardiner of Michigan History Alive on the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry and the...

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DAR group extends meeting invitation

IMLAY CITY — The John Crawford Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will host their next meeting on Saturday, November 9 at 11 a.m. at the Eastern Michigan State Fair. The John Crawford Chapter is seeking new members who...

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Bingo night in Berville

BERVILLE — The Berville Lioness Charities, Inc. will host a Fall Bingo event this Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Berville Lions Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Guests must be 18 years old to enter. Snacks, pizza, coffee and pop can be purchased on...

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Bond proposal passes

Bond proposal passes

IMLAY CITY  — Yesterday residents of the Imlay City School district voted to approve a $36.8 million bond proposal—the lone item on the Nov. 5 ballot in the Tri-City area. According to unofficial results from the Lapeer County Clerk’s Office, posted just before...

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Pickleball in the park

Pickleball in the park

Imlay Twp. utilizes state grant funding for upgrades, additions including new courts   IMLAY TWP. — Just as they had hoped, township officials were able to complete the bulk of park projects yet this fall thanks to state grant funding. In recent weeks,...

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