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Warner Hoeksema, 92 was pillar of Imlay City

Warner Hoeksema, a beloved family patriarch and devoted community member and public servant, has died at the age of 92. Hoeksema passed away Thursday, Nov. 21 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital, following an illness. A life-long, self-employed vegetable farmer, Warner...

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FARM Science Lab  visits Capac school

FARM Science Lab visits Capac school

CAPAC — A unique classroom on wheels paid a visit to Capac Elementary School earlier this month. Inside its four walls, every student kindergarten through sixth grade got hands-on lessons in the science of agriculture thanks to Michigan Farm Bureau and the Michigan...

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Prosecutor awaits more evidence in construction death

Prosecutor awaits more evidence in construction death

Sharkey seeking more details to warrant criminal charges   IMLAY CITY — It’s been more than six weeks since the Imlay City Police Department submitted a request to Lapeer County Prosecutor Mike Sharkey, seeking a criminal arrest warrant in the Sept. 12 death of...

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Developers eye Almont

Developers eye Almont

Local group seeks water, sewer extension to build 200 homes on M-53   ALMONT — Almont Village and Township officials will meet on Thursday (Nov. 21) to hear a proposal from local developers to build 200 homes and sever­ al retail spaces on an 80­ acre parcel at...

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Volunteers prep stadium for big game

Volunteers prep stadium for big game

Effort afforded Raiders’ homefield advantage in Regional title clash   ALMONT — Almont Raiders fans did all they could to gain homefield advantage in advance of Saturday’s 25-14 win over the Saginaw Swan Valley Vikings. With the game about 48 hours away, Almont...

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Say it ain’t snow!

Say it ain’t snow!

Early storm causes cancellations, crashes   TRI-CITY AREA — Snow day #1 is in the books for area schools thanks to a record-breaking snowfall on Monday, Nov. 11. Flakes started falling on Monday morning, which also happened to be Veterans Day, and the Tri-City...

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Water, sewer rates rising in Imlay City

Water, sewer rates rising in Imlay City

Commission reluctantly okays a 9% increase for residents, Vlasic   IMLAY CITY — Following some mildly contentious discussion about when and by how much to raise next year’s sewer and water rates, city commissioners voted 5-2 on Wednesday (Nov. 6) to raise rates...

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Country Smoke House eyes spring reopening

Country Smoke House eyes spring reopening

Business owners are still seeking other product-making locations   ALMONT — Steve and Sue Francis, owners of the Country Smoke House, continue to seek alternate locations to make product following the October 4 fire that caused extensive damage to the business’s...

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IC School voters say ‘yes’

Bond sale options, plans for projects to be discussed   IMLAY CITY — Proponents of the Imlay City Schools bond proposal found success at the polls last week. Voters approved the $36.8 million bond request-the lone item on the Nov. 5 ballot in the Tri-City...

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Society presents War of 1812 program

LAPEER — The Lapeer County Genealogical Society invites community members to their next meeting on November 12 at 7 p.m. Tuesday night’s program will include a presentation by Sarah Gardiner of Michigan History Alive on the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry and the...

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