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Teens lead deputies on high speed chase

“Bored” boys take grandfather’s car Sunday night   IMLAY CITY — Two teenage boys led Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputies on a 15-minute, high-speed “joyride” through the streets of Imlay City on Sunday (Nov. 24) night. Lapeer County Undersheriff Jeremy Howe reported...

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Proud dad, times two

Proud dad, times two

Local dad will be cheering for sons at state final games   TRI-CITY AREA — On Saturday, the anticipation surrounding the football state finals will be doubled for Dryden’s Richard Webster. That’s because he has two sons from two teams in two games to root for at...

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Almont Supt. releases post-game statement

ALMONT — The Almont Raiders’ football team had every reason to celebrate its 36-8 win over Detroit Denby High School in Saturday’s MHSSA State semifinal game. Unfortunately, the game was marred by unsportsmanlike behavior on the part of some players and fans during...

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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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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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