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Steeple reinstalled at Goodland church

Steeple reinstalled at Goodland church

Iconic spiritual spire is back in place atop historic sanctuary GOODLAND TWP. — Members of Goodland Community Church are celebrating the reinstallation of the church’s towering steeple, which had sustained damage during a hail storm on April 7 that required repairs....

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DTE meets with school officials

ALMONT — School district officials report that DTE Energy has come to the table to discuss ongoing electrical issues and projects are already underway to protect the campus from additional major incidents in the future. Supt. Dr. William Kalmar said that within the...

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County prepares for vaccine rollout

County prepares for vaccine rollout

Grant funds used to purchase freezer, off-site clinic needs LAPEER COUNTY — Although many details are yet to be determined, the picture is becoming clearer as to how a COVID-19 vaccine will be administered locally. At Thursday’s county commission meeting, Health...

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Smoke House open for deer processing

Smoke House open for deer processing

Work continues on rebuild following Oct. 5, 2019 fire ALMONT TWP. — Steve and Sue Francis, owners of the Country Smoke House at 3294 Van Dyke (M-53) are now open for deer processing. Drop-off hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from...

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Love in the time of pandemic

Love in the time of pandemic

Local jeweler reports strong sales of wedding rings TRI-CITY AREA — Could the pandemic be producing more pairings? Local jeweler Jeff Johnson certainly thinks so. “I’ve never sold so many wedding rings as I have lately. There has definitely been a big upswing in...

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Almont struggles with ongoing power issues

Almont struggles with ongoing power issues

Frustration building among community, school officials ALMONT — Almont Twp. Supervisor Paul Bowman joins Schools Supt. Dr. William Kalmar in their shared frustration with the continuum of electrical issues that have plagued Village and Township residents and officials...

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Parade, tree lighting happening this Saturday

Parade, tree lighting happening this Saturday

Entries sought for 6 p.m. along Main St. CAPAC — The Chamber of Commerce has finalized their Cranberry Christmas plans. This Saturday, Dec. 5, they’ll host a lighted parade beginning at 6 p.m. that includes a tree lighting ceremony. The parade will travel from Main...

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Ground broken for Imlay City’s new splash pad

Ground broken for Imlay City’s new splash pad

Water feature for children to be completed in spring IMLAY CITY — Ground was broken on Monday, Nov. 23, at the future location of a new splash pad for kids in the shadow of Imlay City’s municipal water tower. The work is being conducted by JDL Excavating and includes...

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Brighter budget news for Imlay City

Brighter budget news for Imlay City

Fewer cuts, grant funding result in staff pay raises and fund balance addition IMLAY CITY — A better than expected financial situation has resulted in a pay raise for school district employees. Last month the school board authorized budget amendments that gave all...

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Local businesses see holiday boom

Local businesses see holiday boom

Some experiencing strong sales to begin the season TRI-CITY AREA — It’s no secret that Christmas and holiday sales are critical to a business’s bottom line. In some cases, holiday seasonal sales can make the difference between a good year and a bad year and, in the...

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