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Almont barber eyes Fab Over 40 prize

Almont barber eyes Fab Over 40 prize

Online voting competition helps support National Breast Cancer Foundation   ALMONT — Customers at Sherri’s Barber Shop already know she’s fabulous, but the longtime resident and business owner is hoping area residents will agree. Master Barber Sherri Rodgers is...

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The joy of a new bike

The joy of a new bike

Almont teen repairs, donates bicycles to agency for his Eagle Scout project ALMONT — Logan Maciejewski facilitated the repair, painting, and donating of 33 bikes for kids to Humble Design as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Logan, a 2021 graduate of Almont High...

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Delays push back school year’s start in Imlay City

Delays push back school year’s start in Imlay City

First bell to ring on Monday, August 30 IMLAY CITY — Construction delays will result in an extra week of summer vacation for Imlay City students. On Tuesday, August 10, district officials announced that the first day of classes for the 2021-22 school year will be...

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Time capsule reveals an unrealized future

Time capsule reveals an unrealized future

1970 projections foresaw a vastly different 150th year IMLAY CITY —Mementos from the past and predictions for the future comprised the 1970 time capsule unveiled on Saturday during Imlay City’s Sesquicentennial (150th birthday) celebration. Committee members gathered...

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Independent voice stilled by cancer

Independent voice stilled by cancer

Former congressman Paul Mitchell held fast to his principles DRYDEN TWP. — Former Michigan congressman Paul Mitchell died on Sunday, Aug. 15, following a bout with cancer. Mitchell, 64, who was known for his independent beliefs, served two two-year terms in Michigan’s...

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Celebrating 150 years

Celebrating 150 years

Imlay City to mark Sesquicentennial this weekend August 13-14 IMLAY CITY — This weekend’s Sesquicentennial celebration has been 150 years—plus one— in the making. Last year, 2020, marked 150 years since the founding of Imlay City in 1870 but like so many events, plans...

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City picks Brett Selby for vacant chief post

City picks Brett Selby for vacant chief post

Former Southgate chief has 25 years in law enforcement   IMLAY CITY — City Manager Craig Horton announced on Thursday, Aug. 5, that Brett D. Selby has been hired to serve as the city’s new full-time police chief Horton said Selby will serve as an at-will employee...

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Sesquicentennial garden installed

Sesquicentennial garden installed

Dozens of perennials, shrubs planted next to train depot IMLAY CITY — What would Imlay City’s 150th anniversary party be without planting a Sesquicentennial Flower Garden? Doing the honors this week was floral designer Debbie Archambault, who was trained for the...

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Counties see “substantial” COVID spread

Officials once again recommend indoor mask wearing for all   TRI-CITY AREA — Both Lapeer and St. Clair counties are now considered to be at the “substantial” community transition level for COVID-19. In response to rising case numbers, local health officials are...

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Grateful for fair’s return

Grateful for fair’s return

Crowds happy for event’s comeback IMLAY CITY — Family and friends gathered together to enjoy the Eastern Michigan State Fair last week in it’s true form once again. Due to the pandemic, last year’s event was unlike any previous year with a ‘show and go’ showcase to...

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