Opinion

Don’t let speculation trump facts

Just about everyone likes to be “in the know” when it comes to the people and places in our daily lives. Unfortunately, that urge to know the latest information about anything—whether that be about a business, organization or individual—can lead down a road that...

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Survey, new investments point to brighter future for parks

It’s not that often that average citizens have a chance to directly weigh in on the future of government operations but that chance is now here for Lapeer County residents with the release of a new parks and recreation survey. These surveys are common whenever a...

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Prepare to Protect in September

It’s been heartbreaking to watch hurricanes, floods and wildfires decimate homes and livelihoods for our fellow Americans in recent weeks and months. Considering that most of these natural disasters are far from us, it’s easy to think we won’t find ourselves in...

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Taking action is vital to preserving nature

They might be small, but insects can have a big impact on our lives and likewise, our actions greatly impact their survival. In this week’s edition of the Tri-City Times, you’ll see a story about efforts done to support Monarch butterflies. For the past three years...

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Buckle up for every trip, every time

The latest study from Michigan State University shows that the state’s seat belt use rate has dropped to its lowest level in 17 years. Although more than 90 percent—92.6 percent to be precise—of Michigan residents still put one on before driving, officials are...

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Equipped for success in school

We expect our education system to help equip youth for successful lives in society. Fortunately, generous people and organizations have recognized that equipping youth for success in school is vitally important too. Locally, students and their families can get a...

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Happy Birthday, Imlay City!

One hundred and fifty years. It’s hard to imagine what life was like back when the village of Imlay first appeared on the map as a new railroad stop in 1870. In those early years, the community’s history was marked by how Imlay City grew in terms of the businesses...

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Return of fair welcomed with robust attendance

Another Eastern Michigan State Fair is in the books and what a fair it was. Attendance numbers far exceeded the 2019 event. Residents from near and far poured through the gates for a chance to spend time with family and friends in a way that hasn’t been possible since...

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Keeping hope alive

When the call went out for volunteers to help search for Dryden’s Joe Mindelli last week, it wasn’t surprising to see such a strong response. Since last Tuesday, hundreds of people, both near and far, have arrived at the Dryden Wesleyan Church, wearing their sturdy...

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It’s auction time for youth exhibitors

If you or your business or organization has the means, consider supporting a local youth livestock exhibitor at either the St. Clair County or Eastern Michigan State fair this month. St. Clair County’s auction will be held tomorrow, July 22, starting at 4 p.m. and the...

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