Opinion

Let’s keep talking to strengthen democracy

Did you happen to see a big pink pig on the streets of Imlay City last week? The grassroots organization, Don’t Touch Term Limits!, went on a mini tour of southeast Michigan on January 8, pulling their 18 foot hog to five locations, including downtown Imlay City, in...

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A big news year ahead

Every year has the potential to be a “big” news year but there’s no doubt 2020 will fall into that category. Our 12 month calendar is already starting to fill up with important events that will find space in these pages. First of all, it’s an presidential election...

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Reflecting on loss in 2019

When the year draws to a close, we reflect back on the news that defined the last 12 months. Put altogether, the headlines add up quickly and 2019 was no different-it was a “big” year for news. For some time now we’ve not ranked those stories as part of a Top 10...

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We wish you warmth and good cheer

The staff here at the Tri-City Times wants to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas. As always, we’ve enjoyed documenting all the fun and generous ways this community celebrates the holiday over the past several weeks. From food drives and visits with Santa...

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Churches reach out in meaningful ways

It’s heartening to see local churches offering ‘Blue Holiday’ services this season. Both Capac United Methodist and Imlay City First Congregational United Church of Christ are planning special services in advance of Christmas to acknowledge the personal loss and grief...

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Celebrating success on the field

Big congratulations go out to the Almont Raiders football team for a phenomenal 2019 season. The Raiders have had a strong football program for many years now but attaining a perfect record in the regular season—for the second year in a row—is an impressive feat on...

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Supporting local this holiday season

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday—our society packs a lot of money-focused days into less than one week every year. As consumers, most of us might appreciate the savings that Black Friday and Cyber Monday can deliver for our...

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Thankful for living in a great community

Tomorrow, families and friends will gather around dinner tables and likely, before digging in to the turkey, declare their gratitude for what they appreciate and value—things like relationships, employment, housing, good health, food, safety and community. That last...

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Reduce stigma, save lives

Progress has been made in the fight against opioid addiction but it’s evident more can be done to save lives. Tools like Naloxone—a nasal spray that can reverse an overdose—are now available to anyone and often at no cost. There’s an array of support groups and...

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The importance of vibrant parks

Parks are important places in any community and it’s encouraging to see local residents and municipalities doing what they can to maintain and expand them. Parks aren’t just about being public, open spaces. In more rural locations like ours, where backyards—even in...

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