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Youatt gives first report to council

Youatt gives first report to council

New manager meets with personnel, proposes policies   CAPAC — At their February 7 meeting, council members received their first official report from new village manager Travis Youatt. It was Youatt’s first meeting since he began the full-time job on January 24...

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Pandemic funds could help rehab Shaw Road

GOODLAND TWP. — The township is hoping federal dollars can help them rehabilitate Shaw Road. With assistance from the Lapeer County Road Commission, the township has applied to receive grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Public Works...

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Q&A with  Joseph Pistrui

Q&A with Joseph Pistrui

TRI-CITY AREA — Joseph Pistrui graduated from Imlay City High School in 1979 and went onto earn a Bachelor of Science in Business-Marketing from Ferris State University in 1983. Today, nearly 40 years later, Pistrui is doing what he can to help those from his hometown...

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Bostian recognized for mental health initiative

Bostian recognized for mental health initiative

Art, creativity seen as stress relievers   IMLAY CITY — Jessica Bostian, Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library’s Technical Services Coordinator, will be honored on Feb. 24, for helping educate the public about how stress and anxiety impact one’s emotional and...

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Construction of DTE substation ongoing

Construction of DTE substation ongoing

ALMONT TWP. — Construction of a new DTE substation at 5355 Kidder Road, north of Hough Road, is underway. It is expected to be some time however, before the $20 million substation is up and running. The substation’s purpose is to provide much-needed electrical...

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Closures, cancellations and crashes

Closures, cancellations and crashes

Storm has multi-day impact; IC man dies in accident   TRI-CITY AREA — Last week’s first major storm of the season dumped less snow than forecast but still caused lots of cancellations and other typical winter weather woes. All four school districts in the...

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Central Dispatch to expand call taking capabilities

Central Dispatch to expand call taking capabilities

LAPEER COUNTY — Soon, Lapeer County Central Dispatch will be adding extra call stations to their current system. Last month, Lapeer County Commissioners approved 911’s dispatch stations project that will use $100,000 in 911 millage dollars for the new equipment. “The...

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Move over, Punxsutawney Phil!

Move over, Punxsutawney Phil!

Backyard wildlife researchers share ‘A Most Unusual Groundhog Story’   GOODLAND TWP. — Sure, Punxsutawney Phil might be a household name, but this Groundhog Day the spotlight is shining on another Most Unusual Groundhog Story. That’s the name of a new book— ‘A...

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DTE Energy exploring local sequestration sites

DTE Energy exploring local sequestration sites

Company confirms they are evaluating options in and around Lapeer County   LAPEER COUNTY — To fight emissions in the air, DTE Energy is looking for solutions underground and their search for carbon sequestration options has led them to Lapeer County. According to...

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Business eyes IFT tax exemption

Business eyes IFT tax exemption

LDC Director presents details of the request from MSI Mold   IMLAY CITY — The city is expected to approve a resolution granting MSI Mold an IFT (Industrial Facilities Tax) exemption for its property located at 2045 S. Almont Ave. At the commission’s Jan. 18...

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