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Little pigs come to Capac

Little pigs come to Capac

FFA instructor expands livestock program, plans for year-round use of greenhouse CAPAC — Chickens, rabbits and soon—pigs. This school year Capac’s FFA program will be expanding their hands-on projects to include two sows and eventually, piglets. This spring, students...

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Future of old I.C.  fire hall in limbo

Future of old I.C. fire hall in limbo

Options include year-round market or site for restaurant IMLAY CITY — Plans for future use of the old Imlay City fire hall at 338 East Third Street remain in limbo following Tuesday’s (Jan. 19) city commission meeting. After a series of delays, the fire department...

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Residents speak out against RV park plans

Residents speak out against RV park plans

Imlay Twp. Board, in 3-2 vote, denies special land use request from developers IMLAY TWP. — Last week the Imlay Township Board voted to deny a special land use permit submitted by the developers of a proposed RV park on Bowman Road. Preliminary plans for the Sundance...

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MDOT forging ahead with projects on I-69

MDOT forging ahead with projects on I-69

Agency delays 2021 plans to resurface M-53 in Imlay City, pushes work to 2026 TRI-CITY AREA — Some of the preliminary work for two 2021 projects on I-69 is already underway. Last week bids were let for a six-plus mile long project in St. Clair County stretching from...

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ZBA to hear plans for DTE substation

ZBA to hear plans for DTE substation

  ALMONT TWP. — Plans for proposed construction of a DTE substation at 5355 Kidder Road will be the subject of a Wednesday, Jan. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing at 5 p.m. at the Almont Township Hall. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider...

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Strong demand outweighs current vaccine supplies

Strong demand outweighs current vaccine supplies

Lapeer County launches online form, but available slots filled within hours TRI-CITY AREA — Access to vaccine supplies continue to hamper Lapeer and St. Clair counties’ efforts to get residents immunized. Last week, the St. Clair County Health Dept. reported that they...

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Ruth woman, 29, dies in Van Dyke crash

Ruth woman, 29, dies in Van Dyke crash

IMLAY TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 29-year-old woman was killed Friday, Jan. 15 in a traffic accident on M-53 (Van Dyke) at the curve south of Bowers Rd. Detective/Sgt. Jason Parks said police, firefighters and emergency crews were alerted...

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Teen gives vintage items new life

Teen gives vintage items new life

Izzy Aune creates, sells skateboards made from old skis IMLAY CITY — Twenty-twenty Imlay City High School graduate Izzy Aune is the proud creator of Bumfoot Longboards. Izzy searches out vintage water skis and turns them into unique longboard skateboards. Her hobby...

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Council seeks second interview with finalist

Council seeks second interview with finalist

Manager candidate withdraws from consideration, then reverses course ALMONT — The Almont Village Council has narrowed down their search for a new village manager. After reviewing eight applications, and interviewing their top three choices, the council voted 5-2 to...

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Yarbroughs investing in Almont

Yarbroughs investing in Almont

Business owners replacing obsolete spaces with new ALMONT — If you’ve driven through downtown Almont in recent days, you cannot help but notice the physical changes taking place on the west side of Main Street. What you are witnessing is a major building...

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