Opinion

Banner programs are meaningful

There’s already a lot that should catch your eye while driving or walking through downtown Imlay City and the return of the Downtown Development Authority’s Hometown Heroes banner program honoring veterans just adds to that. The tastefully composed banners, found on...

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Parents play a big part in teens driving safely

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the 100 days spanning from Memorial Day to Labor Day are marked with more fatal crashes than any other point during the year, especially for teens. It only makes sense that more teen drivers are on the road...

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Absentee ballots and accessibility

Absentee ballots for the August 2 primary election are now available from local clerks in Lapeer and St. Clair counties. During the last election cycle, the Secretary of State’s office sent absentee ballot applications to all registered voters through the mail. This...

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The struggle to preserve history

Historical societies, like most organizations, experience their share of highs and lows. As the Almont Community Historical Society marked the 25th anniversary of the creation of their museum this month, and revisited their own history, it served as a reminder of the...

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Staying cool and safe this summer

The official first day of summer arrived yesterday, June 21, and new high temperature records were likely set. The thermometer is bound to soar upward several times this season and although we grow accustomed to it, it never hurts to brush up on the latest heat safety...

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Access to healthy food remains fragile

We’ve all been riding a roller coaster of daily challenges for the last three years and that includes the necessity that is food. In the early days of the pandemic, hoarding and panic buying made it difficult for people—often regardless of resources—to get the...

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Tough but rewarding work

Recently, Lapeer County EMS recognized local first responders who, thanks to their training and quick thinking, helped saved the lives of several individuals experiencing cardiac arrest. Upon reading the incident descriptions associated with each incident, it’s clear...

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Welcoming positive business news

Last week’s news that state grant funding would help bring a new tenant to the former Keihin Michigan Manufacturing plant in Capac was welcome and surprising. Considering the current state of the economy and uncertainty that comes with inflation and workforce and...

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More than a day of remembrance

Memorial Day has been set aside as one day on the calendar to remember the women and men who’ve died in service to their country. Sometimes it feels that one day, no matter the time devoted to remembrances, isn’t really commensurate to what fallen soldiers and their...

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Modernization bills protect citizens

Editor’s note: The following guest opinion was written by Paul J. Hedbreder of the Traverse City Record-Eagle and current Michigan Press Association Board of Directors President. For over a decade, lobbyists for local governments including Michigan Townships, Michigan...

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