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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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Seniors’ transportation subject of local forums

Seniors’ transportation subject of local forums

Some older residents in need of rides to medical appointments TRI-CITY AREA — Providing safe and sufficient transportation for local senior citizens was the focus at a series of meetings held last Tuesday and Wednesday at various locations in Lapeer County. The...

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Helping wishes come true

Helping wishes come true

Fair donations to fund Finn’s special trip IMLAY CITY — The generosity of fairgoers will help a local boy and his family enjoy a special trip. Last week, representatives from the Imlay City Eagles, Imlay City Fire Department and Eastern Michigan State Fair board...

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Detroit man found guilty of murder in 2019 case

Detroit man found guilty of murder in 2019 case

LAPEER COUNTY — A Detroit man who was charged with open murder in the 2019 shooting death of a man in rural Lapeer County has been found guilty. On Friday, Oct. 8, a Lapeer County jury found Lydell Dukes, 40, guilty of 1st degree premeditated murder and 10 other...

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Special stone swiped from Seven Ponds

Special stone swiped from Seven Ponds

Pudding stone was a teaching tool at center   DRYDEN TWP. — Pudding stones are prized for their unique colors and patterns and they speak to Michigan’s and the Great Lakes region’s geological history. Unfortunately, it appears one of these rocks caught the...

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More ramp closures

More ramp closures

Resurfacing work on I-69 closes exit, entrance access at M-53 in Imlay City   IMLAY CITY — More ramp closures at M-53 and I-69 in Imlay City started last week. The Michigan Department of Transportation said that all entrance and exit ramps between M-53 and...

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Numbers on the rise again

Numbers on the rise again

COVID booster shots are now available   TRI-CITY AREA — Nearly every COVID-19 statistic for both Lapeer and St. Clair counties increased in the past week. Both counties recorded more new cases, deaths and hospitalizations between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 compared to...

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New maps could bring big change to elections

New maps could bring big change to elections

Commission considering new boundaries for redistricting process   TRI-CITY AREA — The state’s new redistricting board is deep into examining the boundaries that define voting areas. Although the process is far from over, it appears local voters could see some...

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