Opinion

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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Late tax return filing? State treasury offers tips

Editor's note: The following guest editorial was submitted by Ron Leix of the Michigan Department of Treasury. Michigan taxpayers who missed the April 15 state income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of...

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Milestones for—and kudos to—Imlay City Fire Department

This is a big week for the Imlay City Fire Department and the community it serves. Saturday's press conference at the fire hall detailing the success of the Imlay City Firemen's Association new Smoke Detector Program was a testament to the dedication of the...

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Distracted Driving crashes rising

Editor's note: The following editorial was written by Jon Ross, Senior Editor at the Office of Highway Safety Planning of the Michigan State Police in Lansing. Distracted driving crashes in Michigan continue to rise. Michigan saw a 57 percent increase in distracted...

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Let the sun shine in on state government

We applaud State Rep. Gary Howell for keeping his word and moving to bring transparency to state government. Howell recently voted to approve a bipartisan package of bills to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. He co-sponsored both bills....

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Be prepared for severe weather this spring

Spring generally brings great fluctuations in weather conditions here in the Great Lakes State. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed March 24-30 as Severe Weather Awareness Week and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division...

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Generosity sparks healing, hope

Once again, the Tri-City area community has demonstrated its generosity and compassion for one of its own. The devastating fire that claimed the lives of four children in the Whitney-Kelley family, and severely injured both parents and another young child rocked the...

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