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Legality of police dept. changes questioned

Language of city charter under scrutiny IMLAY CITY — As Imlay City Commissioners mull the possible dissolution of the Imlay City Police Department, questions have arisen about the legality and legitimacy of such a proposition. Some residents have posed the issue to...

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A hatching good time

A hatching good time

Chicks return to Dryden Elementary School DRYDEN — This year, Lindsay Bridgewater, Preschool Teacher at Dryden Elementary, continued her tradition of hatching chicken eggs with her students. Last school year, Ms. Bridgewater shared the egg hatching process with her...

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Drive-through vaccine clinic on for April 13th

One dose shots to be given at fairgrounds; slots still available for teen clinic in Lapeer LAPEER COUNTY — Appointments are now being taken for a special drive-through vaccination clinic at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds in Imlay City on Tuesday, April 13. The...

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Numbers still climbing

Officials urge vigilance and vaccinations TRI-CITY AREA — The number of new COVID-19 infections continue to rise and health officials are urging residents to continue taking all the necessary precautions to stop its spread. In the past week, Lapeer County has recorded...

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Imlay City Fire Dept. needs new recruits

Imlay City Fire Dept. needs new recruits

Fire Chief Rick Horton says ‘commitment’ a requisite IMLAY CITY — Responding to a fire alarm at any time of day and in all types of weather is not something that appeals to everyone. Which explains why the Imlay City Fire Department is currently in serious need of new...

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Cases, variant counts surge in Lapeer County

Cases, variant counts surge in Lapeer County

LAPEER COUNTY — COVID-19 case numbers continue to surge and health officials believe virus variants are playing a role in the uptick. As of Monday morning, 37 confirmed cases were hospitalized locally with six individuals in the intensive care unit and four requiring...

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Growing season gets an early start

Growing season gets an early start

Valley Farms planting onion crop in March IMLAY TWP. — Just four days after spring officially ‘sprung,’ a crew from Valley Farms was in the muck fields, starting to plant their 2021 onion crop. Craig Brandt, who operates the vegetable farm with his brother, Chris,...

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Idea floated to disband dept.

Idea floated to disband dept.

Mayor will host one-on-one discussions Thursday, April 1 IMLAY CITY — City officials have decided to temporarily postpone discussion of a plan to disband the Imlay City Police Department and place it under the authority of the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department. City...

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Virus variant is confirmed

Virus variant is confirmed

Officials stress getting vaccinated is one of the best defenses against B.1.1.7 LAPEER COUNTY — Virus numbers are on the rise again and, for the first time, county officials confirmed the presence of a variant among residents. Lapeer County recorded 237 new cases of...

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Family Literacy Center in need of more tutors

Family Literacy Center in need of more tutors

In-person tutor training set for Tues., April 13 in Lapeer LAPEER COUNTY — The Family Literacy Center (FLC) of Lapeer was recently a recipient of the Michigan Governor’s Service Award in the Outstanding Volunteer Organization category. It was a fitting honor for an...

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