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2022: A fair for the record books, again

2022: A fair for the record books, again

IMLAY CITY — The Eastern Michigan Fair Board can open their record books and put 2022 at the top of the list. Fair Manager Ian Kempf has reported that gross gate sales were up 1.8 percent over last year when the most recent record was set. “This is a new record...

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Federal grant awarded for Shaw Road project

Federal grant awarded for Shaw Road project

More than $1 million of ARPA funds to be used to rehab the road surface   GOODLAND TWP. — Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced $1.3 million in federal funds have been allocated to upgrade Shaw Road between M-53 and Brown City Road. The grant,...

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Overcoming grief to find success in show ring

Overcoming grief to find success in show ring

Almont grad, Abbey Nascivera, nabs top honors for beef, swine   TRI-CITY AREA — It’s been a memorable year for Abbey Nascivera. The 18-year-old graduated from Almont High School in June and came away from the 2022 Eastern Michigan State Fair with some of the...

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Tee Up for Community event to benefit nurse

Tee Up for Community event to benefit nurse

Longtime Imlay City resident Paula Janda battling cancer   IMLAY CITY — Remember those tv commercials? The ones depicting doctors and nurses on the front lines as the deadly virus dubbed COVID-19 swept through the state, and the country, upending everyday life...

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Woman trapped between floors at senior complex

Woman trapped between floors at senior complex

I.C. firefighters called to apartments during outage   IMLAY CITY — Downed electrical wires and a subsequent power outage at the Bancroft Street senior apartments on July 5, resulted in a 98-year-old female resident being trapped in a stalled elevator. Imlay City...

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Fred Lothrop recalls family’s long legacy

Fred Lothrop recalls family’s long legacy

His property on Lothrop Road conjures up distant memories   GOODLAND TWP. — It’s not everyone that lives on a road named after himself and distant family members. For Fred Lothrop, residing on Lothrop Rd. has been a big part of his personal and family’s legacy....

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District 5 voters to pick new commissioner

District 5 voters to pick new commissioner

Imlay, Arcadia, portion of Attica and city of Imlay City have choice of three   TRI-CITY AREA — Three Republicans are in the hunt to fill the District 5 seat on the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners—Katie Jostock Poniatowski, Ian Kempf and Truman Mast. Whoever...

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New EMS millage goes to St. Clair County voters

New EMS millage goes to St. Clair County voters

Funds would add coverage, wages, create training program   ST. CLAIR COUNTY — When the costs of goods rise, businesses typically choose to pass the increase on to the consumer but emergency medical service providers don’t have that option. Facing both an increase...

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Fair gates open Tuesday

Fair gates open Tuesday

IMLAY CITY — The 2022 Eastern Michigan State Fair is nearly here. The five-day event officially opens on Tuesday, July 26 and runs through Saturday, July 30. As is tradition, the fair’s attractions are a mix of new features and traditional favorites. Making their...

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Deep roots and earthly treasures

Deep roots and earthly treasures

Old tradition, new discovery at Brookwood Fruit Farm   All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. – J.R.R. Tolkien ALMONT — The rusty old horseshoe...

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