Opinion

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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Legislating to honor veterans

For the past 100 years, this nation has honored the men and women who served in uniform on Veterans Day and we’ll do the same this Monday, Nov. 11, for the 101st time. Obviously it’s nice that retailers and restaurants offer freebies and discounts that day but our...

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‘No reason’ not to vote in the coming year

This coming Tuesday, residents in the Imlay City School district will decide the fate of a $36 million bond proposal and, it’s possible, a good number of them won’t visit their polling station that day. That’s because the November 5 election marks the first time in...

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A place to call home

Earlier this month, the Hispanic Service Center hosted a special event to thank the volunteers who make their programs possible. Special recognition was given to the volunteers from Gateway Church who gave of their time to make the organization’s homeless shelter...

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Striving for safer travel on local roads

Our pages have been filled with lots of tragic news lately, particularly fatal traffic accidents. Within the last three weeks, at least four incidents have occurred either in the Tri-City area or affected those who call this community home. An Armada man died...

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