Opinion

One person makes difference for many

An Almont-area woman’s determination to make improvements to a park that is part of the village’s history inspired others to chip in and help. Known only as ‘Sid,’ in the story in this week’s paper, the woman sought no recognition for her role in sprucing up Murphy...

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Be prepared with REAL ID

Travelers may not know that a new mandate called ‘REAL ID’ will kick in on October 1, 2020. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued the following important reminder that will affect anyone who travels by air as on that date and beyond. From coast to coast, state to...

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LCVA marks milestone with salute to veterans

For the past 50 years, the Lapeer County Department of Veterans Affairs has been committed to offering assistance to area veterans and their families. The Department provides services that connect veterans and provide access to federal, state and local benefits which...

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Police remind motorists with new campaign

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, local and state law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists not to drink and drive. A three-week holiday weekend enforcement effort is underway. Called the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign, it runs through...

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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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