Opinion

Teaching and guiding the next generation

The school setting has increasingly become more than just a place to learn facts and figures. Educators have answered the call to help youth fully prepare for life after graduation too. This is often referred to as the Whole Child Approach to Education. The tenets of...

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Coming and going: Keihin was a surprise

It was big news back in 2007. A Japanese-based car parts manufacturer, Keihin, wanted to come to Capac, put up a sizeable building and start hiring more than 200-plus employees. The subprime mortgage crisis had begun in 2006 and the state’s economy was showing signs...

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Giving credit where it’s due

A hearty handshake, a hand-written thank you note or a smile filled with gratitude. Volunteers and community servants really feel a sense of accomplishment when these and other gestures of thanks come their way. Knowing just how you’ve made a positive difference in...

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YAC models service, invests in a legacy

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful.” That’s the recurring theme in the book Miss Rumphius, written by Barbara Cooney and one of about three dozen titles recently gifted to each of eight area elementary schools by the Four County Community...

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Helping our neighbors know what dignity feels like

Convenience, efficiency, practicality—these and similar traits are highly valued in today’s fast-paced society. We like quick results that don’t require a lot of time or money and politicians like boasting when they can deliver them too. Unfortunately, on the human...

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Let’s keep talking to strengthen democracy

Did you happen to see a big pink pig on the streets of Imlay City last week? The grassroots organization, Don’t Touch Term Limits!, went on a mini tour of southeast Michigan on January 8, pulling their 18 foot hog to five locations, including downtown Imlay City, in...

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A big news year ahead

Every year has the potential to be a “big” news year but there’s no doubt 2020 will fall into that category. Our 12 month calendar is already starting to fill up with important events that will find space in these pages. First of all, it’s an presidential election...

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Reflecting on loss in 2019

When the year draws to a close, we reflect back on the news that defined the last 12 months. Put altogether, the headlines add up quickly and 2019 was no different-it was a “big” year for news. For some time now we’ve not ranked those stories as part of a Top 10...

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We wish you warmth and good cheer

The staff here at the Tri-City Times wants to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas. As always, we’ve enjoyed documenting all the fun and generous ways this community celebrates the holiday over the past several weeks. From food drives and visits with Santa...

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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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