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Memorial Day event canceled

Memorial Day event canceled

Almont Legion decides to suspend, others expected to follow ALMONT — The Almont American Legion has joined other local veterans organizations in canceling 2020 Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled for Monday, May 25. Almont Legion Post 479 Commander Dick Bowman...

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A very special tractor tribute

A very special tractor tribute

Friends organize parade to honor fellow farmer Steve Kingsbury ARCADIA TWP. — A community unable to celebrate the life of a friend and neighbor found a unique way to memorialize Attica resident Steve Kingsbury on Monday, April 20. Friend and fellow farmer Kevin Daley,...

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On the road again

On the road again

Capac bus fleet called up to help families CAPAC — For the first time in almost a month, Capac Community Schools’ bus fleet was on the road again but instead of transporting students to school, staff delivered school–in the form of food and learning packets–to...

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Trims Unlimited making face masks

Trims Unlimited making face masks

Almont business awarded a $150,000 grant to retool ALMONT — Almont-based Trims Unlimited is one of 12 Michigan small businesses to be provided funds from Pure Michigan Business Connect to retool operations during the COVID-19 emergency. The beneficiaries of the total...

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Vintech adapting to demands

Vintech adapting to demands

Local business now producing masks, straps to fight the virus IMLAY CITY — There is no arguing that necessity breeds creativity and innovation. Witness Vintech Industries in Imlay City, where demand for COVID-19 protective masks and face straps has created a new...

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Local fairs still on for 2020

Local fairs still on for 2020

4-H cancels programs; youth can still enter projects and show animals TRI-CITY AREA — Earlier this month, Michigan State University Extension opted to postpone all face-to-face youth events managed by Extension and Michigan 4-H until September 1 due to the current...

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Storm results in hail damage

Storm results in hail damage

Rotation was detected but no tornadoes reported TRI-CITY AREA — The National Weather Service reports thunderstorms that rolled through the Tri-City area on Tuesday night exhibited rotation but there weren’t any confirmed reports of funnel clouds or tornadoes. Still,...

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Anguished mother of virus victim laments

Anguished mother of virus victim laments

TRI-CITY AREA — The COVID-19 virus has claimed the life of a 24-year-old Fraser man with local connections. Ben Hirschmann, nephew of Diane Grapentin of Imlay City and the grandson of Pat Creger, former owner of Almont’s R&R Sporting Goods, died at home on March...

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Curbside COVID-19 tests offered

Curbside COVID-19 tests offered

Total Urgent Care providing swab tests on a daily basis   IMLAY CITY — In an effort to meet the immediate health needs of local residents, Total Urgent Care, 147 N. Almont Ave., is now offering curbside COVID-19 virus testing. Briana Arter, RMA/Manager of the...

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St. Clair County starts mapping virus cases

St. Clair County starts mapping virus cases

Three residents die from complications of corona ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Over the weekend, St. Clair County reported their first deaths attributed to the corona virus. The St. Clair County Health Department said one individual, an older male, with previous underlying...

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