Opinion

Mitchell still has time for campaign promises

Nearly everyone who’s anyone was surprised when Paul Mitchell announced last month that he wouldn’t seek re-election to Congress after his second term concludes in 2020. He said he wanted to spend more time with his family and had grown frustrated with gridlock in...

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Backpack giveaway a boost for Capac kids

While it’s hard to believe area youths will head back to the classrooms in just a few weeks, it is a reality around the Tri-City area. That means helping students be prepared for the new school year with adequate school supplies. Blue Water Community Action, a...

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Scouts, volunteers enhance community

Earlier this season, Imlay City Eagle Scout Colin Heeke made a big upgrade to the Polly Ann Trail by building and installing benches near the trailhead at Fourth Street in Imlay City. Colin, a runner, came up with the idea as he took to the trails in other...

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Carpe Diem Class of 2019!

This Sunday, one door will close and another will open wide for the hundreds of young people in the Tri-City area as they say farewell to their high school days and venture out into our ever-changing and increasingly challenging world. What can we say to these...

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Area schools lead way for student health, wellness

It is outstanding, yet not surprising, that area school districts are prioritizing health and wellness for students as what's now called 'the obesity epidemic' reaches across the globe. According to recent statistics, about one-third of American children and teenagers...

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Help shape the future workforce

Area business owners have an opportunity to help a young person get off to a good start in the job market. The Almont Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Almont High School to offer students a chance to test their interviewing skills at a 'Mock Interview' event...

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Late tax return filing? State treasury offers tips

Editor's note: The following guest editorial was submitted by Ron Leix of the Michigan Department of Treasury. Michigan taxpayers who missed the April 15 state income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of...

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Milestones for—and kudos to—Imlay City Fire Department

This is a big week for the Imlay City Fire Department and the community it serves. Saturday's press conference at the fire hall detailing the success of the Imlay City Firemen's Association new Smoke Detector Program was a testament to the dedication of the...

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Distracted Driving crashes rising

Editor's note: The following editorial was written by Jon Ross, Senior Editor at the Office of Highway Safety Planning of the Michigan State Police in Lansing. Distracted driving crashes in Michigan continue to rise. Michigan saw a 57 percent increase in distracted...

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Let the sun shine in on state government

We applaud State Rep. Gary Howell for keeping his word and moving to bring transparency to state government. Howell recently voted to approve a bipartisan package of bills to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. He co-sponsored both bills....

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