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Firefighters get helping hand

Firefighters get helping hand

Volunteers join in effort to install free fire alarms at Maple Grove mobile home park IMLAY CITY — With help from about three dozen volunteers on Saturday, April 27, Imlay City firefighters installed 576 smoke alarms and 71 carbon monoxide detectors in 150 residences...

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Almont’s Dr. Haney to be remembered

Almont’s Dr. Haney to be remembered

Memorials planned at First Congregational May 1-2 ALMONT — Friends and neighbors of the late-Dr. Merle "Ben" Haney, MD are welcome to attend a "Celebration of Life" visitation on Wednesday, May 1 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Almont,...

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Breaking the cycle

Lapeer County Sheriff unveils program aimed at freeing inmates from alcohol, opioid addiction LAPEER — Most of us wouldn't equate a stint in jail with good health, but for those battling addiction, that incongruence is reality—one that Sheriff Scott McKenna hears...

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Pickle Chips are coming

Imlay City's signature product to expand, creates buzz in food industry IMLAY CITY — They're not even in production yet, but just the concept of a new Vlasic pickle product—specifically vacuum-fried pickle chips—has created a stir in the food industry and beyond....

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Students’ art to hang from lamp posts

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City's downtown lamp posts will soon be adorned with colorful banners featuring the artwork of Imlay City students. The student art was submitted to the Downtown Development Authority through an arrangement with Borland Elementary teacher Jill...

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Firefighters raise $11,000 for alarms

IMLAY CITY — Since the devastating fire that claimed four children's lives at Maple Grove Estates in February, the Imlay City Firemen's Association has spearheaded a fundraising campaign to purchase and install free smoke detectors in every residence at the mobile...

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District, village consider partnership for building

Officials mull uses for under-utilized middle school CAPAC — Could the village and school district partner together to bring new life to the Middle School? Leaders from both entities planned to meet this month to discuss options for the mostly vacant school building....

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Auction brings in $17,000 for Busker Fest

Fundraiser supports June 14-15 event in Imlay City IMLAY CITY/LUM — The bidding was lively at Saturday's (April 6) 2019 Busker Fest Auction at Castle Creek Golf Club. Sponsored by the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce, money raised from the evening's silent and live...

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Costs of Almont water leak less than feared

Total bill is expected to be around $20,000 ALMONT — Village officials are breathing a sigh of relief in the aftermath of a water line break that leaked about 100,000 gallons a day for more than two months. Village Manager Mike Connors reported Thursday, April 4, that...

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