Opinion

Patience for orange barrels and work zones

Those orange construction barrels sprung up faster this spring than flowers. Between two projects on I-69 and county road work already underway plus plans for city and village paving projects, motorists will be encountering work zones across the Tri-City area for many...

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What the future holds for the Class of 2021

This Sunday, the last of the graduation ceremonies in the Tri-City area will take place when Almont, Dryden and Imlay City hand out diplomas to the Class of 2021. Capac gave their seniors a grand farewell in mid-May. In a similar fashion to 2020, this year’s graduates...

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The value of memory on Memorial Day

After the pandemic canceled most Memorial Day ceremonies in 2020, it’s good to see that local events in the Tri-City area will return this year, even in their scaled-back forms. It’s important that our society pauses to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice...

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Mental health on the farm

Spring is prized for the promise of new and fresh starts. For those in agriculture, the season represents the beginning of a new growing season. There’s excitement in the potential for a plentiful year but experience cautions growers to be realistic about the...

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Thankful for dedication of first responders

This year, May 16-22 is being recognized as Emergency Medical Services Week. This time on the calendar is meant to recognize and honor the men and women on medicine’s front lines. After the year we’ve experienced, we all likely better appreciate the people who are...

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Council should consider other options

At yesterday’s meeting, the Almont Council was due to discuss and potentially vote on turning off the water supply to the Kingsbrook Mobile Home Estates. The owners of the park have a sizeable unpaid balance on their water and sewer bills that’s been accumulating for...

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More professional behavior and numbers are needed

It’s unfortunate that, as of press time, the debate over disbanding the Imlay City Police Department still doesn’t have numbers attached to it. Tomorrow, a community forum will be held at the fairgrounds where residents can voice their opinions on the proposal to turn...

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Doing your part to be “green”

Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day and next week, on April 30, is Arbor Day. While nature starts to spring to life, we’re also thinking of ways we can be “green” in April and preserve our natural resources. In recent years, local government and groups have stepped up...

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Being responsible behind the wheel

Speed can kill and statistics from 2020 indicate that it likely took more than the usual number of lives in Michigan last year. Michigan State Police report that preliminary numbers show 1,032 people died from crashes on Michigan roads in 2020, while the number was...

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Consider becoming a firefighter

If you value the community where you live and want to keep it a safe place for your friends, family and neighbors to call home too, consider becoming a firefighter or first responder. Currently, the Imlay City Fire Department is actively recruiting new members to join...

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