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Youatt resigns as manager

Youatt resigns as manager

City leader announces plan to step down on June 30th IMLAY CITY — City Manager Tom Youatt has announced that he is resigning his position, effective June 30. Youatt said he advised Imlay City commissioners of his decision on Friday, May 15, via email and telephone...

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Bright futures for Almont’s Top Ten

Bright futures for Almont’s Top Ten

  ALMONT — For the time being, Almont High School’s traditional commencement ceremonies have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Class of 2020 was originally due to receive their diplomas on May 31 at The Bells Event Center, formerly Almont...

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Kempf to challenge Suma for Lapeer drain commission

Zender, Bargen seek to fill 7th district seat on board LAPEER COUNTY — Later this year Ian Kempf’s 19 years on the Lapeer County Commission will come to an end. The Republican, who represents Almont and Imlay City area residents at the county level, will not seek...

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Dryden Vets to conduct Memorial Day program

Dryden Vets to conduct Memorial Day program

Abbreviated ceremony to include gun salute and Taps DRYDEN — The Dryden Vets organization has canceled its annual Memorial Day parade, but still plan to conduct an abbreviated ceremony on Monday, May 25. The ceremony will include a traditional wreath-laying and gun...

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Appreciating our teachers

Appreciating our teachers

Dryden staff delivers gifts to educators DRYDEN — In honor of Teachers Appreciation Week, May 4-8, Dryden Community Schools’ Lori Hall shared how staff showed appreciation for their teachers over several days last week. “The Elementary Secretary, former Elementary...

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Champion under new ownership

Forest River acquires Imlay and Kansas-based plants IMLAY TWP. — For the second time in seven years, Champion Bus has been sold. According to a press release issued Friday by REV Group, the Milwaukee-based company had divested it’s shuttle bus business and sold those...

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Dryden celebrates their Top Ten graduates

Dryden celebrates their Top Ten graduates

  Editor’s note: Dryden High School determines their top academic honors using a formula that combines GPA and SAT scores. As a result Ronny Hudson is the Class of 2020 valedictorian and Kylie DeVlaminck is the salutatorian. The following Top Ten feature lists...

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Sinking funds paying for Almont upgrades

Approved summer projects will include O.P. parking lot ALMONT — The school district’s 1-mill “sinking fund” continues to pay dividends. Schools Supt. Dr. William Kalmar reports that sinking fund dollars will again be utilized to pay for a pair of projects to be...

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St. Paul’s meals now available for takeout

St. Paul’s meals now available for takeout

Church’s pantry & Food For Families programs continue IMLAY CITY — While St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is now closed in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocol, the church’s Food For Families programs continue to operate. Food For Families Coordinator Wes Davis said...

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New COVID-19 cases drop by half

New COVID-19 cases drop by half

County stats show numbers continue to decline TRI-CITY AREA — On Sunday, for the first time in weeks, both Lapeer and St. Clair counties had zero confirmed cases or deaths from COVID-19 to report that day. It’s a hopeful sign that the virus’s impact on the region is...

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