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The showing goes on

The showing goes on

Donors and volunteers ensure youth can still exhibit animals at fairgrounds IMLAY CITY — Volunteers and local groups have stepped up to organize and facilitate animal shows at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds this week. The 2020 fair was slated to take place...

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Clerks note big shift  to absentee ballots

Clerks note big shift to absentee ballots

LAPEER COUNTY — Lapeer County clerks have seen a marked rise in the number of people requesting absentee (AV) election ballots this election season. Imlay City Clerk/Treasurer Dawn Sawicki-Franz said Friday that her office has been deluged with such requests for...

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‘Scoop  It Forward’

‘Scoop It Forward’

Kip Siegler, Dairy Queen to give away 350 free cones IMLAY CITY — We all scream for ice cream and, thanks to local dairy farmer Kip Siegler, there will be extra exclamations of delight for the next week when that ice cream is free.          ...

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Local dealerships find ways to adapt

Local dealerships find ways to adapt

New offerings emphasize safety; vehicle demand remains strong IMLAY CITY — Buying a vehicle looks different during the coronavirus pandemic but, as they’ve proven in the past, local dealerships are more than capable of adapting to change for the sake of their...

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City offers manager job to Horton

City offers manager job to Horton

Lapeer County CFO tops field of three IMLAY CITY — The search for a new city manager has ended as it began—with Imlay City Commissioners offering a contract to longtime Lapeer County Chief Financial Officer Craig Horton. At a July 14 special meeting, commissioners...

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Commission interviews three for a second time

Leven, Hayman, Horton in running for manager post IMLAY CITY — City Commissioners on Wednesday, July 8, hosted a second interview for three candidates seeking to fill the vacant city manager position. The city is seeking a successor for former City Manager Tom Youatt,...

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LCEMS eyes reduced millage rate Aug. 4th

LCEMS eyes reduced millage rate Aug. 4th

County ambulance service is seeking a 5-year renewal LAPEER COUNTY — On Tuesday, Aug. 4, Lapeer County residents will be asked to support the renewal of a reduced 0.9 millage rate to fund the Lapeer County EMS ambulance service for the next five years. The current...

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How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

Volunteers hope flourishing crops inspire, engage students IMLAY CITY — The creation of a new school garden this spring hasn’t exactly gone as planned but the tomato plants don’t seem to care. They and a dozen other kinds of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs are...

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