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New playground taking shape

New playground taking shape

Volunteers help install new park equipment in Almont   ALMONT — This summer the Almont township board and the Almont village council approved the Almont park board’s proposal to install new playground equipment at the Almont Community Park. Both municipalities...

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I.C. Chamber eyes new name for ’22 festival

I.C. Chamber eyes new name for ’22 festival

Chamber Board decides to not host another Busker Fest   IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is planning to change the name of Imlay City’s annual summer festival. Chamber Director Shannon Hamel reported that while some members...

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Autism service group opens new Capac office

Autism service group opens new Capac office

CAPAC — Attendant Care Autism Services, a Chesterfield -based organization, has opted to open it’s newest location in the village of Capac. Last month, staff started seeing clients at their offices on N. Main Street, between Park Street and Bryce Road. “Over the past...

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MDOT, local officials eye traffic solutions

MDOT, local officials eye traffic solutions

M-53 Corridor Committee meeting fosters discussion   GOODLAND TWP. — On Monday, Oct. 25, the M-53 Corridor Committee met for the first time in four years at the Goodland Township Hall. Many in attendance were hoping to hear news of upcoming MDOT projects that...

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Orchard Primary is listed among top elementaries

Orchard Primary is listed among top elementaries

U.S. News & World Report recognizes Almont school   ALMONT — Almont’s Orchard Primary School (OPS) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Michigan’s best elementary schools in 2021. Almont Schools’ Supt. Dr. William Kalmar delivered the...

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School sale finalized

School sale finalized

Developers “excited” to start transforming historic building into senior apartments   CAPAC — Earlier this month the sale of the former middle school was finalized and details of the transaction have been made public. Jeff Kegler, Greg McConnell, Ryan Kersten and...

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Racing to the record books

Racing to the record books

Katie Hettinger nets first in track history   TRI-CITY AREA — Almont High School Freshman Katie Hettinger made history on September 4 as she crossed the finish line first in her stock car, making her the youngest female to ever win at Hickory Motor Speedway in...

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Champion to close after 40 years

Champion to close after 40 years

Owners give employees 60-day notice   IMLAY TWP. — A components shortage is being cited as the reason for Champion Bus’ permanent closure. Last week employees were informed the Graham Road bus manufacturer would cease production in mid-December. David Wright,...

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Schools are in need of staff

Schools are in need of staff

Districts tout flexibility, offering incentives   TRI-CITY AREA — Area school districts are finding themselves in the same predicament as many businesses when it comes to being able to hire sufficient employees this year. Local schools are regularly putting the...

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Almont’s Amy Deskins writes, illustrates book

Almont’s Amy Deskins writes, illustrates book

ALMONT — Words, writing, books—they’ve all played a big role in Amy Deskin’s life. Now the Almont resident can add “author” to that list. Amy wrote and illustrated “Payday The Pony” and is now selling copies of the children’s book. “I have wanted to write a book for...

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