Opinion

Happy Birthday, Imlay City!

One hundred and fifty years. It’s hard to imagine what life was like back when the village of Imlay first appeared on the map as a new railroad stop in 1870. In those early years, the community’s history was marked by how Imlay City grew in terms of the businesses...

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Return of fair welcomed with robust attendance

Another Eastern Michigan State Fair is in the books and what a fair it was. Attendance numbers far exceeded the 2019 event. Residents from near and far poured through the gates for a chance to spend time with family and friends in a way that hasn’t been possible since...

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Keeping hope alive

When the call went out for volunteers to help search for Dryden’s Joe Mindelli last week, it wasn’t surprising to see such a strong response. Since last Tuesday, hundreds of people, both near and far, have arrived at the Dryden Wesleyan Church, wearing their sturdy...

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It’s auction time for youth exhibitors

If you or your business or organization has the means, consider supporting a local youth livestock exhibitor at either the St. Clair County or Eastern Michigan State fair this month. St. Clair County’s auction will be held tomorrow, July 22, starting at 4 p.m. and the...

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Bridging the gap for students

Addressing gaps in education, whether funding or achievement, has long been a common buzz word among politicians. That’s why it felt surreal to learn that Democrats and Republicans, in what’s been an especially contentious period of time, have finally reached an...

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Protecting our elders

As a society we strive to protect the most vulnerable people in our midst and that includes those on both ends of the age spectrum—the young and old. In Michigan, June is recognized as Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness Month and last month, state leaders...

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Rush to comment can be painful

When news breaks, especially when it’s of a serious nature, our staff at the Tri-City Times does our best to compose a clear and concise account of what’s happened while being sensitive to the people involved. We understand that our readers are eager to know what’s...

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Making sound plans for the future

Ask the average person what could be done to enhance their community and most will mention some kind of retail business or professional service they’d like to see materialize. Once there’s a little bit of activity in a vacant building, everyone’s curious as to who...

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AEDs, first aid save lives in time of crisis

It’s unsettling to witness someone having a medical emergency. Fortunately, many bystanders are quick to take action and render aid to those in need and, as many medical professionals proclaim, time is of the essence in those situations. In certain situations, having...

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Patience for orange barrels and work zones

Those orange construction barrels sprung up faster this spring than flowers. Between two projects on I-69 and county road work already underway plus plans for city and village paving projects, motorists will be encountering work zones across the Tri-City area for many...

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