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Wednesday, August 29, 2018


144th Volume - Issue No. 35 www.tricitytimes-online.com

Brazen
theft irks
resident
Two-to-three-
Raiders romp! hundred pound
carving swiped
Almont makes statement
in first game victory, from porch
...see page 17
By Catherine Minolli

Photo by Tom Wearing


cminolli@pageone-inc.com
IMLAY TWP. — He’s guard-
ed their threshold for 15 years—a
steady presence in a constantly
changing world.
Weighing in at two-to-three- Congressman Paul Mitchell pins the Bronze Star on Vietnam War hero Joe Palazzolo
hundred pounds, the five foot tall Tuesday, before a large group of family and fellow veterans at the Imlay City VFW Post.
wooden Indian chief was a familiar

Bronze star for


sight, and like part of the family
for Thomas and Diane Hewelt.
They acquired the one-of-a-
School bells ring kind piece of art years ago, taking
it in lieu of payment for some work

Vietnam veteran
Capac students head Thomas performed for his daugh-
back to classrooms, ter’s friend.
...see page 3
Theft page 22

Imlay’s Joe Palazzolo earns top honor


By Tom Wearing local veterans organizations, fighting, two fellow soldiers on
twearing@pageone-inc.com family and friends. either side of Palazzolo were hit
Also present was Lapeer by enemy fire.
IMLAY CITY — Fifty-two County VA Director Edward He was called forward by
years after being wounded in a Ronders, who provided context his sergeant and the two
firefight in Vietnam’s Pli Mei to the events of Nov. 19, 1966, dropped their packs and set
province, Imlay City veteran when Pvt. 1st Class Palazzolo down a line of fire to protect the
Joe Palazzolo is now wearing and members of the 3rd medic, the lieutenant and
his long-promised bronze star.

Meetings moved ‘Recognizing the soldier was in


Palazzolo, 72, was present-
ed the award by 10th District
Project moves Almont
Congressman Paul Mitchell trouble, Palazzolo stopped, slung
during a ceremony held
meetings to fire hall, Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Imlay City him over his good shoulder and
...see page 5 VFW Post 2492.
The presentation comes repeated the trip to safety.’
nearly a year after Palazzolo
was enshrined in Michigan’s Platoon, B Company came radioman, when Palazzolo was
Military and Space Heroes under small arms and grenade shot in the right shoulder.
Museum in Frankenmuth. fire. A medic came and wrapped
Among those in attendance The following excerpts are his wound and stemmed the
Tips being sought on loca- on Tuesday were Palazzolo’s taken from Ronders’ account of bleeding as more shots rained
tion of 5’ carved statue sto- fellow VFW Post 2492 mem- the event.
len from Imlay Twp. home. bers, representatives from other “During the early stages of Honor page 22

Moon magic
Imlay City man captures
Tacos full of gratitude
image of Sturgeon moon, Van Dyk Farms teams up
...see page 2
with local food truck
entrepreneurs to treat
TRI-CITY
workers during harvest
TIMES By Maria Brown decided to connect with
the Herreras and hire them
ONLINE mbrown@pageone-inc.com
to cater the special lunch
GOODLAND TWP. after learning about the
— The rain couldn’t deter new business venture in a
tricitytimes-online.com a special Taco Tuesday recent news article.
lunch at Van Dyk Farms “We have a family-run
last week. company and could relate
a lot to them,” Matt said.
FACEBOOK Under the cover of a
barn, the Herrera family Plus, he admired the
parked their food truck and way the family keeps con-
served up Tino’s Mexican nections to their culture
facebook.com Cuisine street tacos to the through food and is open
/Tricitytimes/ farm’s 115 employees, about their faith in God.
Sara Herrera, who
including 100 migrant
workers from Mexico. operates the food truck
Facebook photo

“They work so hard in with her husband, Tino,


The Tri-City Times the summer—in the heat said they were honored to
is printed on and in the rain—and we get that phone call from
recycled paper wanted to show them how Matt and serve the hard Sara Herrera waves from her parent’s new food truck, Tino’s Mexican
much we appreciate them,” working employees. The Cuisine, that’s wowed customers with homemade dishes.
Matt Van Dyk said of the Herreras have a lot to be
farm workers who harvest grateful for too, she said. Days. Since serving that this for us. I’m 100 percent with General Motors in
several varieties of lettuce Tino, Sara and their first meal, demand has sure it’s God,” Sara said November and Sara decid-
in the muck fields around friends and family fired up been strong and steady for with a laugh. ed to leave her job after 15
Imlay City. their stove for the first Tino’s Mexican Cuisine. It all started when Tino
Matt said the farm time in late June for Capac “God just keeps doing was laid off from his job Gratitude page 22
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inductees on Friday,
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Moon magic Imlay City resident
Michael Bezemek cap-
ALL PROCEEDS from Committee member Paul tured this fairy-tale like
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homeless thru All-Saints a short ceremony, photos which shone through the
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Local businessman dies in Kenya following crash


Marty Clauw was on a mission trip with brother and nephew
By Tom Wearing regain use of his limbs, he
twearing@pageone-inc.com "His courage humbled would find different ways
to bring meaning to his
ALMONT — Marty
Clauw, local businessman and inspired all who life.
“His courage humbled
and commercial property and inspired all who sur-
owner, died tragically surrounded him in those first rounded him in those first
Thursday, Aug. 23, while hours after the accident.”
on a mission trip to Kenya.
The owner of multiple
hours after the accident." Family said Clauw
would be cremated in
commercial properties in Africa and brought home
downtown Almont, Clauw, --Marianne Clauw by his brother, Daniel.
56, died from injuries he A memorial service for
sustained in a vehicle Clauw’s sister-in-law, the surgery he began to Marty Clauw will be
crash. Marianne Clauw (wife of rapidly deteriorate because scheduled at a future time.
Family members said Daniel), said he was trans- of swelling of the spinal “We are so grateful for
Clauw was a passenger in a ported to the best hospital cord and succumbed late in the love, support, prayers,
van near Nairobi, Kenya, in Kenya and one of the the evening of August 23. and kindness of the literal-
along with his brother, Dr. best in Africa, where he Marianne said that ly hundreds of relatives
Daniel Clauw, nephew received excellent care and prior to surgery, Marty was and friends of Marty,” said
Michael and a friend, Beth survived an initial surgery. conscious, talking and Marianne. How we go on
Miller; that was struck “The surgery was a aware that he was likely to without him is unfathom-
from behind by a truck. technical success,” said be paralyzed for the able.
Their vehicle was Marianne, “but Marty had remainder of his life. “For now, we and oth-
forced off the road and suffered very severe dam- “Even in those early ers are caring for each
rolled over multiple times age to the spinal cord. He hours, he was committed other and for his animals,
before coming to a stop. did not regain any neuro- to working as hard as he and will always do so,” she
Though the driver and logical function of the arms possibly could to rehabili- continued. “And with grat-
other passengers survived or legs following removal tate himself, and regain as itude for Marty’s wonder-

Photo provided
the crash, Clauw was not of the shattered bones com- much function as possi- ful life which ended too
seatbelted and was ejected pressing his spine.” ble,” she said. “He was soon. His amazing spirit
from the vehicle. She said that following resolute that if he could not will forever live on.”
Marty Clauw tends to one of his animals. A

Auction helps district clear out unused items memorial service for the Almont businessman
will be held at a later date.

Capac officials happy with results Regular classes at


Capac Middle School ended
the building but they have
since moved to the high Free Workshop for Seniors; Stay Informed
By Maria Brown changed. in 2016 when sixth grade school.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com “We used the middle classes were moved to the Terpenning said Capac’s Presenting Sheriff McKenna
school this year for summer elementary school and sev- Metal and Soul robotics Presenting Sheriff McKenna
CAPAC — Desks, school and related activi- enth and eighth grade class- “Senior
Free Workshop for Seniors; StayGun Safety at Home”
Informed
team will utilize the school’s
chalkboards, kitchen uten-
sils and school buses once
ties. During the school year,
we used it for testing pur-
es transitioned to the high
school.
“Senior Gun Safety
gymnasium this year.
He said that the majori-
in the property of Capac
Community Schools now
poses too and it’s worked
very well for some specific
For a time, the district’s
Presenting Sheriff McKenna
virtual education program at Home”
ty of the historic building
will remain “moth-balled”
Free Workshop for Seniors; Stay Informed

have new owners. purposes,” Terpenning said. utilized the north wing of for the time being. Presenting Sheriff McKenna

“Senior Gun Safety


The district facilitated
an online auction through “Senior Gun Safety Join us on Free Workshop for Seniors; Stay Informed
Tosch’s Auction Service at Home”
earlier this month. Bidding
August 30 • 2-3pm
at Home”
Presenting Sheriff McKenna
wrapped up on August 9
and winning bidders started “Senior Gun Safety Join us on
collecting their winnings
Metamora Lions Club: 3790 N. Oak St., Metamora
the next day.
atAugust
Home” 30 • 2-3pm
Most of the items came Refreshments
Metamora will be
Lions provided
Club: 3790• N.
Join us on
NoOak
registration required
St., Metamora
from the middle school, Refreshments Free
plus five school buses and a Join us on Senior Resource
will be provided
August 30 •
• Directory
No
2-3pm
registration required
Free Senior Resource Directory
few pieces of furniture from Metamora Lions Club: 3790 N. Oak St., Metamora
FREEGun
GunLock
Lock (while
(while supplies
supplieslast)
August 30Brought
• 2-3pm
the central office. FREE last)
Supt. Jeff Terpenning Refreshments will be provided • No registration required
said final numbers in terms Brought to you by:
Freethe Lapeer
Senior ResourceCounty
DirectorySenior Coalition
of proceeds were still being to you by: the Lapeer County Senior Coalition
Call 810-245-6850
FREE Gun Lockor visit us on last)the web
Metamora Lions Club: 3790 N.CallOak St., Metamora
(while supplies
calculated last week but the
district was overall happy
810-245-6850 or visit us on the web
Brought to you by: the Lapeer County Senior Coalition
with the results. Call 810-245-6850 or visit us on the web
Photo by Maria Brown

Terpenning said the


auction helped the district Refreshments will be provided • No registration required Sponsored by Lapeer County Community Mental Health

get rid of surplus items from


Free Senior Resource Sponsored
Directory
DOWNTOWN
Sponsored by Lapeer County Community Mental Health
the building that’s been
shuttered from regular use by Lapeer County Community Mental Health
since 2016 but their plans Capac’s Metal and Soul robotics team will use the school’s gymnasium
for the buildings haven’t
FREE Gun Lock (while supplies last)
but the remainder of the building will stay vacant for now.

ocal IMLAY
Capac students to head
Broughtback totheclass
to you by: Lapeer County LSenior Coalition
FLO CITY
Comm

Call 810-245-6850 or visit us on the web


School bells to ring September 4 Both schools will also monthly winner in addition
W
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be equipped with new door to the ‘Capac Cash’ given
By Maria Brown
u

buzzer and camera systems by the Chamber of


n

mbrown@pageone-inc.com meaning visitors won’t be Commerce and Capac


eggs
i

bread
allowed to enter the build- Schools.
t

CAPAC — The new


y

ings in any manner without In mid-August, enroll-


school year starts Tuesday,
Sept. 4, for students and
school staff approval. ment stood at just under
FA
RM FRUIT
Terpenning said that 1,000—a figure that
staff in Capac.
The school day will be Sponsored
the district recently by Lapeer
applied meshed well withCounty
the dis- Community Mental Health
for a grant that could bring trict’s current teacher num-

Vegetables
slightly longer starting this
fall. Supt. Jeff Terpenning many classrooms will have more fresh, locally grown bers.
said that five minutes have a fresh new look thanks to produce into their cafete- “We’re right where we
been added to the end of numerous bond projects rias. should be staff-wise,”

Fresh Honey
the school day meaning the completed over the summer Additionally, the dis- Terpenning said.
final bell of the day will break. Outside, all the park- trict plans to continue their In recent weeks, the
staff recognition program, board has approved hiring
Syrup
ring at 2:57 p.m. The start ing lots have been repaved
time remains at 8 a.m. and many sidewalks and “Who’s Your Chief?” new staff members follow-
Terpenning said the curbs were repaired. Inside, Terpenning said the ing resignations. Those

Farmers’
change will allow the dis- new lighting and heating prize package has gotten “a incoming include Liz
trict to facilitate half-day units were installed in the little richer” thanks to the Makedonsky (high school
professional development elementary school and a Athletic Boosters who will counselor), Joel Fidler
trainings for staff. science lab was renovated give a discount card and (high school art teacher)
Schools grounds and in the high school. concessions voucher to the and various aide positions.

Tax foreclosure auction slated for Sept. 5 Market


By Maria Brown
mbrown@pageone-inc.com
the Tri-City area appears
on the sale listing. Lot 3801
includes a farmhouse,
determined by the county
treasurer’s office and
include liens accrued on
listing.
According to the
Lapeer County Treasurer’s
THURSDAYS
LAPEER COUNTY
— Sixteen properties are
garage, pole barn and one
collapsed barn on the prop-
the property since foreclo-
sure, making them the
office, foreclosed proper-
ties are offered first to the MAY 17-OCTOBER 18
due to go on the auction
block at the Sept. 5 tax
foreclosure sale.
erty in the 7700 block of
Abbott Road in Goodland
Township.
responsibility of the buyer.
Bidding may be done
in-person at the auction
State of Michigan, then to
the local units of govern-
ment, Lapeer County and
1:00-6:00 PM
The auction, facilitated
by Tax-Sale.info, will be
Per information pro-
vided by the auction com-
location, online via the
company’s website or
finally, the Lapeer County
Land Bank. Properties not
Corner of Third and Main Streets
held at the American pany, the home has identi- through a proxy/absentee purchased by governmen- 810-724-2135 • www.icdda.com
Legion Post in Lapeer, fiable roof damage. bid. tal entities are then sold at
1701 W. Genesee St., with The minimum bid for St. Clair County’s fore- public auction.
registration beginning at this property is $7,500 and closure auction was held For more information
11:30 a.m. and the auction summer taxes due are on August 11 but no prop- about the auction and other
following at noon. $548.68. erties from the Tri-City properties available, visit
Just one property from Minimum bids are area were on the sale www.tax-sale.info.
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Wolford new Dean


at Venture in Imlay
Imlay City Police Sergeant joins staff at alternative high school
By Maria Brown bers. school district.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Wolford has been a full- Other staff members
time officer in Imlay City introduced at Monday’s
IMLAY CITY — Tim since 1989, worked in the meeting were Middle
Wolford has been named In-School Suspension room School Counselor Marianne
Venture High School’s new at the Imlay Naas and 2nd grade teacher

Photo provided
Dean of Students. C i t y Armanda Isaacson.
Wolford and other new Middle The middle school
staff were introduced to the School and counseling position was
school board at their August served as a reinstated by the board in Variety of giveaways distributed at last year’s Rally Day at Family of
meeting on Monday, the substitute June. Before coming to Christ Lutheran Church. This year’s event is slated for Sept. 16.
27th. teacher in Imlay City, Naas worked in
Wolford, who’s also
employed as a sergeant with
the Imlay City Police
the district
too.
He was Tim
the Pontiac and Bendle/
Carman Ainsworth school
districts.
Celebrate ‘Rally Day’ at Family of Christ
Department, called the promoted “I’m looking forward to
Venture position a “dream to sergeant
Wolford
what’s to come,” Naas said. All welcome to Sept. 16 event Hoffman on The Book of
Acts. Worship service fol-
job” and thanked the dis-
trict for such an opportuni-
in 2014 and
has served as interim police
Isaacson started work-
ing for the district last year at Lutheran church in Imlay lows at 10:30 a.m., along
with Children’s Sunday
ty. chief while the city was in as a special education aide By Catherine Minolli the Family of Christ School.
“I’m going to pour the process of hiring Chief before becoming a long- cminolli@pageone-inc.com Lutheran Church slated Following the worship
everything I’ve got into Scott Pike. term substitute at Borland for Saturday, September service, visitors will enjoy
this. I told the kids I’m Supt. Dr. Stu Cameron Elementary. IMLAY CITY — 16. free ice cream, candy, bal-
going to do everything I can told the board that Wolford “I  look forward to Families, friends and The event begins at loons and more. All are
to help them succeed,” planned to stay on the force building my career here,” neighbors are invited to 9:15 a.m. with Bible welcome to join in the
Wolford told board mem- while working for the Isaacson said. ‘Rally Day 2018,’ at study with Pastor Dave celebration and fun.
The Family of Christ
Lutheran Church is locat-
ed at 7191 Imlay City
Imlay City Eastern Michigan State Fair Road (Old M-21), Imlay

We are proud
City. For more informa-

4-H FFA
tion call the church at
810-724-2620.

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Hog – Brian Mulholland to get drunk drivers off the
roads and help save lives.
Poultry – Courtney Varos The high-visibility
national enforcement cam-
paign, Drive Sober or Get
“Let Your Light So Shine Before Men” Matthew 5:16 Pulled Over, began August
17 and runs through
September 3. During this

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The Lapeer County FFA Livestock would like to thank the Eastern
COMMUNITIES
COMMUNITIES
COMMUNITIES
to get drunk and drugged
drivers off the road before
they injure or kill them-
selves or someone else.”
Michigan State Fair auction buyers for purchasing animals at fair Statistics show there is
still a lot of work to do to
that benefit the Lapeer County FFA program and its members. end impaired driving. In
2017, 320 people died in
The following members sold animals to these buyers: Michigan as a result of
alcohol-involved traffic
crashes and 221 people
HOGS LAMBS GOATS died as the result of drug
TYLER ELDRIDGE - involved crashes.
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Pulled Over campaign is
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KEEGAN HOUGHTEN -
Sincerely, Drew Greschaw - Hog supported with federal traf-
fic safety funds provided
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Almont council to meet at fire hall


Temporary move is necessary department currently occu- offices for the police chief
pies about 1,500 square and sergeants, a squad
to accommodate renovation feet in the existing build-
ing.
room, conference room,
men’s and womens locker
ALMONT — With station is ready for occu- Once completed, the rooms, a property room,
construction of the new pancy, police department new police department holding cell and three rest-
police department nearly personnel and equipment will feature individual rooms.
complete, the Almont will be able to move from

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Everything’s peachy in Romeo this weekend


Popular festival kicks off Thursday, August 30 thru Monday, September 3
By Maria Brown Romeo Village Park, craft
mbrown@pageone-inc.com show, trolley rides, a bean
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Art Think Like An Artist day include a charity car
mobile classroom, baby and cruise, night parade and bed
pet photo contest and the races.
carnival opening. The festival concludes
On Friday, the schedule in a big way on Monday,
includes free mini tractor Labor Day, with two
pulling competitions, a pasta parades–the children’s
dinner served by the Knights parade at 10 a.m. and the
of Columbus, a used book Hometown Parade at 1:30
sale and a fireworks show p.m.

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Weekend runs September 7-9
Popular family friendly event Tent; a climbing wall; the
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returns to fairgrounds in Imlay tition; a shooting gallery
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New staff at Ed Tech Center


New instructors and familiar administrator join staff in Attica
By Maria Brown years under my belt as an Although new to the Coast Guard stations and
mbrown@pageone-inc.com administrator” but he’s glad classroom, these instructors schools.
to be back on familiar terri- come out of their respective Smith earned a civil
ATTICA TWP. — tory. industries with a mastery of engineering degree from
With a new school year “The whole reason I the content but could use Michigan Tech and attend-
comes new staff at the became a teacher was to some help becoming better ed Ferris State to study
Lapeer County Ed Tech influence kids in a positive teachers, he noted. construction management.
Center. Classes started on way. With this job I’ll have Additionally, Najor will With his wealth of
Monday and there to greet even more opportunities to be on a mission to promote knowledge, Smith said he
students for the first time do that and reach an even student attendance. “wanted to give back to the
were instructors Gary greater number of kids,” September is Attendance industry that gave me so

Photo by Maria Brown


Smith and Randy Smith Najor said. Awareness Month. much” by becoming an
plus administrator, Tony Although he’ll be sta- Throughout the school instructor.
Najor, a familiar face but in tioned in an office instead year, administration will “We need the trades
a new role. of classroom, Najor said he host a competition between and we need to help rebuild
our core of tradesmen in
the industries,” he said. Gary Smith comes to the Electrical, Plumbing
Besides technical and HVAC program with 30 years of experi-
skills, Smith wants to instill ence in the construction industry.
the importance of a good
work ethic in his students.
He also hopes to grow the
program and establish con-
nections with contractors
and unions for apprentice-
ship opportunities.
Randy Smith is the
Lapeer County Ed Tech
Center’s new auto mechan-
ics instructor.
Randy comes to Attica
with 11 years of experience
as an auto instructor at the
Photo by Maria Brown

high school level in


Pinckney and Fowlerville.
Since 2010, he’s been an
adjunct instructor at Mott
Community College in
Tony Najor, a longtime instructor at the Ed Tech Center, has assumed a Flint.

Photo by Maria Brown


new role as the school’s assistant principal where he’ll lead a mentoring Randy said he was
program for new teachers and aim to bolster student attendance. drawn to teaching at a
career center for the chance
to collaborate with differ-
Najor, the center’s one- plans to be very visible to classes with the best atten- ent instructors.
time welding and machin- students. dance record holders The best part of work- Randy Smith, the center’s new Auto Mechanics
ing instructor, was named “I’ll be stationed at the receiving prizes. ing with teens has been instructor, says the industry is diverse and
Ed Tech’s assistant princi- front doors every morning Gary Smith is the cen- “seeing them grow and students have an array of job and career
pal this summer. and afternoon to greet the ter’s new Electrical, seeing them succeed,” he opportunities.
“I’m thrilled to be kids and want to spend as Plumbing and HVAC pro- said.
back...privileged to be much time as possible in gram instructor. Currently, the automo- have gone on to study engi- “The automotive com-
back,” Najor said. the hallways,” he said. He’s spent the last three tive field is diverse and neering and robotics while panies are always looking
After 10 years in the One of his tasks in his decades in the construction Smith hopes to communi- others have started their for talent and often start
classroom, Najor spent the new position will be to lead industry, starting as a car- cate that to his students, own businesses,” Randy recruiting at the dealer
last two years overseeing a new mentorship program penter rough framing hous- reminding them of the said. level,” he said.
Warren Consolidated for teachers. es to owning his own con- many opportunities out With Baby Boomers His goals for the pro-
Schools’ career and techni- “We have a large group struction company for six there. starting to retire, there’s a gram include strengthening
cal education program and of newer teachers on staff— years. He’s built everything “There’s always a need need for mechanically- the advisory board and
said he was grateful for the eight with five or less years from road bridges to cus- for technicians and manag- trained people to fill jobs developing a stronger rela-
chance to “get a couple of of experience,” Najor said. tom homes and worked on ers. Some of my students within the Big 3 too. tionship with Mott.

Township adopts
new burn ordinance
By Maria Brown obtained online at www.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com almonfire.org.
Outdoor wood furnaces
ALMONT TWP. — A must be located 50 feet or
burning ordinance is now more from the nearest
on the books in Almont building or adjoining prop-
Township. The document, erty line. Owners of these
approved at the board’s furnaces must obtain an
August 13 meeting, stipu- annual permit from the fire
lates how and when open chief.
burning can take place, Those who violate the
where outdoor wood fur- conditions of a burning
naces can be sited and how permit or burn without a
violations will be dealt permit could face a civil
with. infraction fine starting at
Under the rules, open $500.
burning of refuse is only In other meeting mat-
allowed in residential set-
tings and if several condi-
tions are met like the type
ters:
•the board discussed
and voted on several mat-
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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...


Safety first for
new school year Line not blurred, it has been erased
I would like to com- of the people” have never line or the first paragraph. many are the enemy of

I t’s an alarming statistic. Each year, some


17,000 children are injured in school bus
related incidents. Kids are at risk while
ment on the editorial pub-
lished 22 August 2018. As I
read it, your editor’s point
been applicable to these
papers. On the other hand
national news organiza-
When I see a headline or a
paragraph critical of
Trump, conservatives or
truth and objectivity...and
that may just be a distinc-
tion without a difference. It
was that the members of tions have been so the Republican Party it is would be a breath of fresh
boarding the bus, getting off the bus, and the press are not the enemy described and, in many invariably sourced from the air to see the press return to
while waiting for the bus. While most of of the people but instead cases, not without some Associated Press. the days when one could
those injuries are minor, practicing mindful- are defenders of the gov- justification. There is nothing wrong not discern the political
ness while on area roads may help avoid erned. I only wish that were A free press is a neces- with a newspaper having a leanings of the writer/
mishaps. true. sity for our democracy. point of view. It should reporter/newscaster from
Local papers, such as But, it needs to be a free have one and vigorously their reporting. But I have
Now that school is back in full force, it’s your own, do provide a press and an objective defend it. But, that point of my doubts as so many are
a good time to remember that area streets, great service to their read- press. It cannot be a cheer- view needs to be on the of the opinion that they are
roads and subdivisions will be swarming ers and their communities leader for one point of opinion page, not the front the smartest person in the
with children and young adults making their in the information they pro- view, one political party or page. The line between the room and know what is
way back to the classrooms. Motorists need vide and the stories they one candidate. I read the two hasn’t just been best for the masses of
write. Principally local Detroit News on a daily blurred. It has been erased. deplorables living in fly-
to be extra cautious, as much of today’s papers cover local news basis. Almost without fail I Journalists doing their over country.
youths carry and use cellphones and other and the term “fake news” can discern the source of job may not be the enemy —John L. Lengemann
devices, talking, texting or playing games. or journalists as the “enemy the story by either the head- of the people but far too Imlay City
Parents need to take the time to stress to

School supply lists are available online


their
kids the
impor-
tance of Parents from local and have it shipped right to School, Capac Lists for more than 1 mil-
schools have a new tool in their home. Target, Walmart For decades, the supply lion classrooms are live on
staying their back-to-school bag of and Office Depot also list process has been a frus- the site and include
off the tricks this year as all of offer in store pick-up. tration for parents. Where required and requested
devices their school’s supply lists Super easy, super conve- to find the lists? When are items as well as specific
while are now posted on nient. they available? Forgetting notes and clarifications
TeacherLists.com. The site already the list on the counter at from teachers and school
walking With just one or two includes lists for: home. Hunting the aisles staff.
to clicks, parents can find •Almont Middle for the specific items their Complete details and
school their child’s exact supply School, Almont teacher has requested. All all the lists are available at
or the list and then click right •Orchard Primary of those issues are solved www.teacherlists.com/par-
bus over to pre-filled shopping School, Almont with TeacherLists. ents
carts on Target, Walmart, •Borland Elementary More than 50,000 —John Driscoll
stop, Office Depot, Amazon and School, Imlay City schools now have lists President
particularly at crosswalks. more to purchase their list •Capac Elementary posted on TeacherLists. Teachers Lists Inc.
Drivers should also use care when trav-
eling through city and village streets and
subdivisions, on the lookout for youngsters
crossing the road. Also be on the lookout
DDA appreciates generosity and support
for the school bus lights and stop signs. The Imlay City Authority would like to of Imlay City for its dona- The DDA greatly
Flashing yellow lights indicate that the bus Downtown Development thank Schutz’s Tree Farm tion of a large spruce tree. appreciates the generosity
is about to stop, so drivers should heed the Elling Tree Farm of Lapeer of these two local busi-
transported the evergreen nesses and thanks them for
warning and be prepared. Red lights along
with the activation of a stop sign indicate Letters, opinions welcome and planted it near the
Imlay City Police Station.
their continued support of
downtown Imlay City.
the bus is picking up or dropping off chil- We’re always pleased when readers take the In the future, the tree will Sincerely,
dren, and motorists are required to stop time to share their opinions with us. We’re bolstered serve as the downtown hol- —Dana Walker
by the diversity of opinions that make our editorial iday tree that is annually lit Director
when those lights are activated. Never pass by the DDA during the hol- Imlay City DDA
a bus when the red lights are activated, as pages consistently judged winners by the Michigan
Press Association each year. We welcome feedback, iday season. Imlay City
children will be out on the road making letters, guest columns, complaints, praise, opin-
their way home. Once the lights are turned
Center lane has
ions—the whole gamut.
off and the stop sign deactivated, motorists However, we’re unable to share some of the
can safely carry on to their destinations. input we receive because it is sent anonymously and
Remember, buses make frequent stops, so
it’s best to allow plenty of distance when
therefore we can’t confirm the source. As always,
names will be withheld upon request, but all letters, never hurt anything
guest columns, opinions, etc. for the editorial pages
following one. must include a name and contact information for I read in your paper that basically there is curbs,
the cost of the new boule- orange barrels, and a
By following these simple tips, together verification purposes. If there are any questions or
vard on VanDyke is bunch of weeds. Not a
we can make sure school buses continue to the material is deemed inappropriate, the writer will
be notified or the letter will simply not be pub- $180,000! great welcome to
be the safest and most efficient way to lished. But if you have an opinion that’s strong After discussing the bou- anyone. What a huge
transport children to school. enough to write about, please provide the contact levard with lots of people waste of money!! That
Safe travels and best wishes to all for a information so others can consider it, too. We want not only in Imlay City, but center lane has been there
to hear from you. Write to the editor at P.O. Box surrounding towns, we all for years and never hurt
successful, productive and happy new agree this money could anything.
school year! 278, Imlay City, MI 48444 or send an email to tct@
pageone-inc.com. have been used for some- —(Name withheld)
thing useful. All that’s Imlay City

Old school delivery system a breath of fresh air


I t’s a Friday evening and
I’m at home after my
yoga class.
seems everyone’s a key-
board warrior, demanding
their own version of social/
is it to be at a restaurant
having dinner with your
family and everyone’s star-
ing, and the negativity that
often quickly devolves to
the lowest common
It’s a little on the late political/personal justice in ing down at the 2” x 4” or denominator.
side for me—after 9 loud, unwavering voices. so screen checking their What a breath of fresh
p.m.—but I’ve just started That much of what’s post- Facebook, Instagram or air from an antiquated sys-
to unwind with a glass of ed is factually incorrect, Twitter pages. tem of delivering informa-
wine and a bite to eat. complete conjecture, often It’s funny, though, tion!
I’m thinking about this misspelled and even down- when I bring these obser- I’m often told that “no
column, about the newspa- right false is immaterial. vations up to some friends, one reads the paper any
per and The Internet has empow- I’m reminded that people more,” (tell that to the
the busi- ered generations of people used to do that with the new Peaceful Moon Yoga
Photo provided

ness in to righteously state their newspaper. It wouldn’t be clients I acquired through


general. often unsolicited opinions, a big shock to see a couple my ad in the Health &
About even if those opinions enjoying the breakfast buf- Wellness section a few
how
much
include bullying, belittling
and rude behavior. It is the
fet at Tietz’s (remember
that bountiful spread of
weeks ago), I’m also called
out when we periodically 70 and counting...
things one place, it seems, where YUM?), each with their publish online comments
have everyone gets to say what- own section of the paper, in the feedback template Thressa ‘Tress’ Dungey shows her love for
changed Observations in ink... ever they feel like without sipping coffee and noshing on our Editorial pages. son Paul and husband Art at the couple’s
in such a consequences or consider- on biscuits and gravy. Some readers don’t like 70th anniversary celebration at Lucky’s
short Catherine Minolli ation of others. But I have But on this particular seeing the comments that Steakhouse in Imlay City. The Dungeys’
period of to face the fact that it’s Friday night, the difference are often anonymous and/ good friend and neighbor Earl Gass says
time, most of it driven by here to stay. These days occurs to me. And it or only include a partial he’s known Tress and Art for years, with
what was once—in the actual news stories, pub- becomes crystal clear. name in newsprint. Seems Tress serving as his Den Mother when he
ancient times of the lished online and in print, If you want to avoid the pendulum is swinging was a Cub Scout. ‘Congratulations on 70
1990s—dubbed as the revolve around someone’s the negativity, the conten- again. People who want years,’ Earl says. The Dungeys also have
“information superhigh- Instagram comments or tious arguments and name- verified, current and drama another son, Chris, who lives in Lapeer.
way.” YouTube videos and what- calling, the accusations free information do pick
What was touted early not. These things often and remarks about your up the paper, and find just

Guest Columnist
on as a source of informa- drive what’s “news.” And own “social media” pages/ that.
tion and connection for all the web has created an photos/identity/real- or- It doesn’t make those
people, regardless of what entire culture of “influenc- fake account speculation/ online comments go away,
corner of the globe you ers,” who gather gargantu- bullying, etc., all you have and you’ll always be able
inhabit, could, in my opin- an numbers of followers to do is pick up a newspa- to read them on our web- Have a differing opinion about a hot topic? Want to further
ion, be described much dif- that marketers cannot per. Literally pick one up, site and Facebook page. explain your side of the story? You can share your thoughts by
ferently in 2018. ignore. The line between I mean. Online, you’ll still And I find these days, lots being a guest columnist. Anyone may submit a guest column, but
To me, the beast that’s what’s real and clickbait see all the rest of it. But in of people do both...and I’m we ask that the information be accurate. The columns can be a
been unleashed into the becomes increasingly an actual print edition of a grateful. maximum of three typed, double-spaced pages. Send them to:
world wide web has fos- blurred. newspaper, you’ll see arti- Yours in ink, always Tri-City Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI, 48444 or run the
tered a place of contention, The blustering and the cles, opinions, photos and hoping for the best,
confusion and created a belittling is the sole reason information, mostly with —Catherine.
idea by the editor by calling 810-724-2615 or email them to: tct@
dumping ground for toxic I stay off of “social people’s names attached. Email Catherine at pageone-inc.com. The newspaper reserves the right to edit or
exchanges on even the media,” which I believe is What you won’t see is the cminolli@pageone-inc. reject any column considered inappropriate for publication.
most benign subjects. It anything but. How social foul language, the bully- com.
Page 11-TRI-CITY TIMES-AUGUST 29, 2018

Two wrap up summer


Jeana Cheek, Ag
Community Relief’s
Region 1
Representative, and

H aving savored laven-


der lemon ice cream
since Independence Day, I
orphans reached adulthood
under Pierre and
Euphemia’s care. They left
Bruce Milnes of Milnes
Auto Group, stand with
some of the models the
packed the last half-gallon the Provencal farm with raffle winner will get to
in a cool- “enough of Pierre’s world- choose from when the
er. Mel ly goods to make a start in grand prize drawing
drove us life.” takes place at this
through When crops failed, month’s Outdoor
thick Pierre distributed provi- Weekend in Imlay City.
rush hour sions from the farm’s A limited number of
traffic to “spacious granaries” to tickets are still avail-
Grosse their neighbors. He able. To purchase tick-
Pointe installed a confessional ets, visit agcommunity-
Farms Honest Living... box and altar in the east relief.com or call (517)
for a spe- parlor where we stood. 668-2676.
cial Iris Lee Underwood “There was no church

Win a truck at the Weekend!


event. or chapel in the area, so
Oh, people came from miles
almost forgot to mention around to worship,” Steve
the Ghirardelli triple choc- said.
olate brownies to serve
with the ice cream—the
Our minds chuck full
of local history, DPL Thousands of dollars are raised at the Outdoor Weekend through raffles and fundraisers
W
most praised culinary pair docent Tudi Harwood led hen you think of wildfires in Oklahoma and pull out their wallets and our readers to get involved
conceived in our kitchen. our group to the Grosse the Woods-N- Kansas to bring relief to often give freely. anyway they can. One way
I’ve witnessed reserved Pointe Farms Pier Park on Water News active Recognizing the good is to contribute to the
folk swoon at the flavor of Lakeshore Drive for a pot- Outdoor Weekend, most farmers that could be done for our Outdoor Foundation, we
lavender lemon ice cream luck. Mel and I were awe- likely ATVs, deer blinds, and youth in the outdoors and promise we will use the
and a Ghirardelli brownie. struck by the sun upon bows, arrows and white- ranchers the many worthwhile orga- contributions wisely and
Mel and I arrived at 381 Lake St. Clair—the scent tails come to mind. Maybe who nizations that already exist, for the benefit of this
Kercheval for a tour of the of fresh water. it’s our Puppy Tent, where experi- we started the Woods-N- state’s great hunting and
historic Provencal-Weir No wonder the French hundreds of puppies are enced Water News Outdoor fishing tradition.
House. Fellow docents of settled here, I pondered. sold and the vision of a devasta- Foundation. Visit our website at
the Detroit Public Library- The contrast between the child holding a chocolate tion A few years back, with www. woods-n-waternews.
foragers of history, cul- Provencal’s provincial lab close to their face beg- across the And so it goes... the help of our friends at com for more information
ture, and art-gathered farm and the mansions ging to take it home. Or U.S. by Arctic Cat, we were able about the Woods-N-Water
inside the house’s parlor. along Lakeshore Drive pole barns packed with assem- Randy Jorgensen to auction off a brand new News and our Outdoor
The Grosse Pointe defied reality. outdoor merchandise and bling vol- 4 x 4 ATV. We matched Foundation.
Historical Society invested But there we were in show-goers doing what we unteers and donations to the funds generated by the Also make sure you
research and funds to relo- the park’s parking lot with call the ‘Woods-N-Water help mitigate their suffer- auction to start the take the time to enjoy our
cate the building and res- our ice cream cooler and shuffle.’ ing. Outdoor Foundation. Since Outdoor Weekend with all
urrect its period wallpaper container of brownies, It’s a festive mood, To purchase tickets, then, we have awarded our the same great free enter-
and furnishings, Mike walking in history on a people eating venison visit agcommunityrelief. foundation grants to tainment, free seminars
Skinner, the Society’s tour former ribbon farm. We burgers, smoked turkey com or call (517) 668- numerous organizations and over 250 exhibitors
guide explained. Then passed a sign inscribed legs and tasting the win- 2676. Some tickets may be who promote and preserve selling everything from
came my favorite part— with “Farewell to ning Camp Chili Cook-off available at the Outdoor the outdoor traditions of boats to bows.
the Euphemia and Pierre Summer. Bring your own recipe. Weekend with the winner Michigan. Of course, those The Outdoor Weekend
Provencal love story. S’mores fixings for a What you may not being drawn at the show organizations who cater to is a success for a lot of
Imagine “the shores of the campfire.” think of is the amount of on September 8. the youth and outdoor edu- reasons, but perhaps the
lake and Detroit River… “Sounds like a good money generated for many There are also a score of cation programs are always biggest reason of all is the
lined with the picturesque idea to me,” I replied. worthy outdoor causes. non-profit clubs who also foremost in our minds. fine people we work with
windmills of the French “What?” Mel asked. Thousands of dollars are benefit from the Outdoor Over the years we and the sportsmen who
‘habitants’ and the air full “To wrap up summer made through raffles and Weekend; Rotary Club’s, t awarded grants from our annually come to our
of their legends and super- with a bonfire and other fundraisers that in Lions Club, Elks Club, foundation to improve show.
stitions.” In that setting S’mores.” turn end up in the hands of variety of sportsmen clubs, river habitat, purchase rods Thanks again and mark
the Rev. Gabriel Richard You see dear Reader, Michigan’s clubs’s organi- County 4-H, American and reels and provide your calendars for
united Pierre Provencal as brownies and ice zations and ultimately Legion and many others. funds to help support a fly September 7-9 and visit us
and Euphemia St. Aubin cream, S’mores are a part those in need. Most conduct raffles with fishing retreat for men at the Woods-N-Water
in holy matrimony of my food DNA. I’m a And you may not think the proceeds going to vari- with cancer, built handicap Outdoor Weekend held at
February 1, 1831. former Brownie Scout, a of the conservation-minded ous worthy projects. docks, supported Make-a- the Eastern Michigan
In this wilderness known brief and indelible season organizations that rely on Wish Foundation, helped State Fairgrounds in
as a ribbon farm, Pierre in my history. the show to distribute edu- The people who come put roofs on sportsmen Imlay City.
and Euphemia commenced Not as charitable as cational literature, such as to the Outdoor Weekend clubs and purchased bows Remember the gates
their charitable work to Euphemia Provencal’s. the Ruffed Grouse Society, are very giving and caring and arrows for sportsman open at 5 p.m. on Friday
build an orphan’s home. In Yet, those who wrapped National Wild Turkey people. Sportsmen are one camps just to name a few. and 9 a.m. on Saturday and
the sequence of time, they up the last bit of lavender Federation, Pheasants of the most generous All of us here at the Sunday.
rescued and educated lemon ice cream in the Forever, Quality Deer groups you could ever Woods-N-Water News are See you at this year’s
Detroit children who had clubhouse’s activities Management, Safari Club hope to work with. All we thrilled to be able to con- Outdoor Weekend.
lost their parents from the room didn’t seem to International and so many have to do was mention a tribute to these fine organi- Visit us at
Cholera Plagues of 1832, notice. others. worthy cause and they will zations and we encourage outdoorweekend.net
’34, and ’49. Email Iris at All worthy causes,
A total of twenty-four irisleeu@sbcglobal.net. Woods-N-Water News is Huge
crowds
happy to play a part in

Be still and know...


create an
helping get the word out oppor-
on these fine organiza- tunity to
tions. sell raffle
W ondering whether it
might be almost time
to get up, I had quietly
clean water for families in
Uganda; a recipe for
Southern Smothered
For example this year
there’s a few tickets left to
purchase for the Milnes
tickets for
worthy
causes
pulled the bedroom door Chicken. Quite the eclectic Auto Group Ag and proj-
closed and crept to the mix of trivial and useful Community Relief Annual ects at the
kitchen to check the clock information. Truck Raffle. Woods-
on the stove. 2:21. “Be Still pervading my Proceeds from the N-Water
still...and know...that I...am thinking when all was said truck raffle benefit Ag News
God...be still...and know... and done was that line Community Relief, a non- Outdoor
that I...am God...be about active wait- profit agency that was Weekend.
still...and know... ing—of knowing formed in 2017 after the
that I...am God” that God is God.

Buyer contract trap is in the paperwork


had been looping It’s gradually been
through my semi- coming back to me
consciousness for why that loop was
awhile already, so working it’s way
by now I was fully into my sub-con- Alex, show you homes that far wish to hire our agents as
awake. A glance Perspectives... sciousness. I had worked with a
different agent looking at
Ask away. Based on his words,
you considered the contract
your buyer’s agent, we will
gladly work for you with-
Alex...
toward the family Our
room revealed that Willene Tanis church’s recent some homes in Macomb
county. We submitted an
null and void. What were
you supposed to do, refrain
out locking you in. We will
continue to work for you
I had forgotten to Vacation Bible The real
power down the School was all offer on one, but it never estate and from buying a home for a up until you wish us to no
computer. about how a kid can rest in worked out. Later, I mortgage year because he refused to longer do so. In the same
expert!
“Might as well take God when he/she is anx- decided that I wanted to drive to Lapeer County? way our sellers can cancel
advantage of this quiet, ious or fearful. The direc- view homes in Lapeer You had no other choice at any time, so too can our
wide awake time to see if I tor had asked me if I’d County where I could get but to hire another agent. buyers. I suggest all buyers
can come up with a col- work alongside my friend more house for my It is my advice buyers fully read their buyer con-
umn,” I reasoned, still pon- Marianne for one of the money. This other agent should never sign a buyer tracts before signing and
dering those words from lessons, and that was the told me that it was too work with that agent to contract unless it allows make any changes they
Psalm 46. verse of the day. Because far for him to go and buy a home within the stat- you to cancel it at any wish to it. No agent is
Of course, I couldn’t that is also my “Verse for refused to show me the ed time frame (often 6 time. Can anyone think of going to refuse your busi-
resist a quick flit first the Year,” I grabbed the homes, so I hired your months or more) and that any other business that ness if you cross out their
through recent Facebook opportunity to do whatever company. After we not doing so means they requires the business's “mutual release clause”
posts to see what had trans- I could to instill that one- closed, this agent sent me could sue you for lost com- approval to cancel their and add into their buyer
pired in the last few hours. liner into the minds and an email demanding I missions. However, in your services? I cannot. Would contract the following:
There was more on the hearts of a roomful of kids pay him 3% and threat- case, since he refused to you hire a lawn service “Buyer may cancel this
passing of John McCain; that day. We had twenty ening to sue me since show you homes where knowing that you could contract at any time for
an announcement that minutes—just twenty min- apparently, I had signed you wanted, he did not never fire them without any reason by simply giv-
Hope’s friend Shannon in utes for the entire lesson— a buyer contract with uphold his end of the con- their approval first? Then ing notice to Agent.”
Traverse City had just got- but we found a way. We him for 12 months. Will I tract and thus it was voided why would you hire a Don’t be afraid to chal-
ten married; a share from said it in rounds. We put have to pay him 3%? by him. An agent cannot Realtor that way? lenge the people you hire
Joannie reminding me that motions to it. We sang it. D.H., Almont slide a contract into a mass Exclusive Buyer contracts into actually protecting
Satan isn’t after my for- Whether it penetrated their D.H., A buyer contract of paperwork for an offer are there to protect the your best interests instead
tunes or my fame or my minds or not, I may never is something most agents locking you into using him Broker and agent not you of theirs.
anything else but instead know. But it sure did slip into the paperwork you for a year but then refuse the buyer. The entire basis If you have any real
he’s wanting to steal my cement itself more firmly would sign when you sub- to show you homes when and reason for these con- estate or mortgage related
joy; a silly post that says it into mine! And I can’t mit an offer. It is no less you ask him and then tracts is to LOCK you into questions please “Ask
doesn’t matter how old you think of a better way to important than a listing expect that contract to be working with that agent Alex” by email at Alex@
are, that buying snacks for live in the face of uncer- contract if you were selling upheld. I would send this exclusively. If these agents RealtyVolution.com or by
a road trip should always tainty than to be still...and and should be read thor- agent back a letter stating stand by the services they phone at (810) 664-1819.
look like an unsupervised know...that God is God. oughly so you understand that he cancelled the con- provide, they would not You may see your question
9-year-old was given Email Willene at it. Most buyer contracts tract when he specifically need to lock you into and answer featured here.
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space Adults 55 and over are invit- ensure your food voucher This is a FREE workshop Groups meeting. Imlay City available for sale. Proceeds
constraints announcements ed to Berlin Twp. Senior will be received before you for 3-5 year olds & parents/ FOC Lutheran Church, benefit the school’s athletic,
will be posted one week in Center to play cards from stop in to shop. Any ques- caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay music and PE programs.
advance of the event. Notices noon-3 p.m. the 2nd tions, please call Joyce ects that will develop your City. Contact Ginger Miller For more information call
must be received in writing Wednesday of every month. Kaufman at 810-395-7532. child’s skills and prepare at 810-724-5772 for more Imlay City Christian School,
by noon Monday prior to the Bring a sack lunch, bever- them for school! Children information. Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810-724-
publication date. ages provided. Senior The Capac Kitchen serves also enjoy a snack, story 5695.
stretch exercise on Tuesdays free meals every Tuesday time, and a free book! Call FOR WIDOWED MEN &
from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion WOMEN: Lunch-Cards-
For Senior Citizens 10-11 a.m. Potluck lun-
cheons will be served the 4th United Methodist Church.
the Family Literacy Center
today to reserve your seat at Friendship. Join us every Craft Shows/Bazaars
3rd Tuesday of each month
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from
Tuesday of every month at
noon. For info, call 810-395-
Free meals for people in 810-664-2737 and for more
info on dates and times. from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rummage Sales
need are offered at the North Cavis Pioneer Restaurant,
9-10 a.m. at First 4518. Branch Senior Center on “Junque & Treasures Sale”
Congregational Church in Play groups available. Free 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Thur., Sept. 13, 9 a.m. - 7
Ryan Smith, a certified alco- Monday and Thursday eve- 6 week sessions. At these Twp. 48074. No RSVP nec-
Almont. Practice led by nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call p.m., Fri., Sept. 14, 9 a.m. -
Dina Miramonti, RYT. hol and drug counselor will FREE 90-minute play- essary. For more info call 7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m.
be available at the Imlay 810-441-0322 for more info. groups, children will par- Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. - noon. Lunches, bake sale,
Imlay City Senior Center City Senior’s Center on the Orchards’ Cupboard Food ticipate in storytime, devel- This activity is sponsored by and farmers market also.
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 4th Thursday of every Pantry is open the 3rd opmentally appropriate Widowed Friends, a peer Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday of every month 9 games and crafts, learn new support group www.wid- Catholic Church, 10828
a.m.-noon. Food distributed skills, and enjoy a snack owedfriends.org. Brandon Rd., Emmett (on
Dinner and card playing, and social time with other
at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce M-19 between M-21 and
50/50 raffle and prizes of
high and low for each table Free Meals, Food Twp., 586-336-4673. www. children. Parents will have
the chance to talk to other
Widowed Friends invites all
widowed to join us for I-69). Donations drop off -
every 3rd Monday at the orchardsonline.org. breakfast and friendship in Sat., Sept. 8 - Tues., Sept. 11,
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church adults with same-age chil- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Washington Senior Center, dren. Register now for the a safe setting every 2nd and
57880 Van Dyke, Washington
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8
‘Food for Families’ kitchen
is open to the public for free, Museums next session! Numerous
locations and dates avail-
4th Monday of the month at
9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot

Medical Care
p.m. For info, call 586-752- hot meals every Monday in Marysville. For more
and Wednesday from 4-5:30 The Dryden Historical able. For more info and to
6543. sign up call the Family info, call Julie at 810-388- Lapeer County Health
p.m. Society meets at 7 p.m. the 0868. Department, 1800 Imlay
Swing Dance Lessons at the first Wednesday of the Literacy Center at 810-664-
This Heart Loves Food 2737. City Rd., Lapeer - Regular
Port Huron Senior Center, month and the museum For those that have experi- Immunization Clinic Hours:
600 Grand Avenue, Port Pantry is open the 1st opens every Monday from enced the death of a loved (held in 2nd floor clinic
Huron, every Tues. from
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and
Saturday of each month
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at
5:30-7 p.m. Support Groups one, a support group is
available facilitated by a
area) Walk-In, Mondays 1-3
Gateway Assembly Church, The Capac Historical p.m.; By Appointment Only,
3rd Thurs. of the month trained United Hospice Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
from 7:30-9 p.m. with 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay Society is open to visitors Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 Service (UHS) bereavement
City. daily from 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center, a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays
instructors Lyle Malaski & volunteer. Marlette 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac-
Kristina Morton. For info, p.m. on Sundays. Call 810- Lamb Steele building on Regional Hospital, 2770
The Attica United Methodist 395-2859 for more info. Third St. New series starts cine is now available. For
call 810-984-5061. Church will be holding a Main Street in Marlette, additional info, to check if
Aug. 6. For info or to regis- hosts this support group the
Council on Aging free community meal on the Beginning in April the Imlay ter call Tracy at 810-724- we accept your insurance,
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each City Historical Museum is 1st Tuesday of each month or to schedule an appoint-
Membership is open to indi- 6030 or Ginger at 810-724- in the Administration
viduals 18 and older. The month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. open on Saturdays from 1-4 5772. ment please call 810-667-
For more info please call p.m. and welcomes visitors Conference Room. For time 0448.
Capac Senior Center is and more info, call 800-635-
open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 810-724-0690 or visit www. at that time. The museum One on one grief counsel-
atticaumc.org. features period rooms that ling. Romeo Washington 7490 or visit www.marlet- Free hearing and vision
weekdays. We offer a vari- teregionalhospital.org. screens for children of pre-
ety of activities such as fit- appear as they would have Parks and Rec. Both Romeo
The Attica Food Bank at been prior to the turn of the and Washington Activity school age are available at
ness and craft classes, a the Attica United Methodist TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- the Lapeer County Health
book review group, cards 20th century and into the Centers will offer this ser- loss group meets Tuesday
Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is 1930s. Fabulous artifacts vice once a month, by Department. To schedule an
and bus trips. For info, call open from 2-4 p.m. the sec- nights at the Hunter’s Creek appointment please call
Lori at 395-7889. greet guests in every room appointment only. Call 586- Mobile Home Park Club
ond and fourth Monday of and transport them back to 752-6543 to schedule 810-667-0448 or 810-245-
the month. Proof of residen- House, 725 DeMille Rd. in 5549.
Almont and Dryden area when life was a simpler time. appointment. Lapeer. Weigh-in from
senior citizens meet the 2nd cy and need required. Visitors will find exhibits 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from Capac Pharmacy is teaming
Tuesday of the month at 12 relating to railroading, mili- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more
The Capac Community with Support Million Hearts
p.m. at the Almont Lions Food Pantry, 112 S. Main tary, local history and much meetings are held every info call 810-664-7579. by offering in-pharmacy
Hall, 222 Water St., for a Street, is open each more. Docents are on hand Monday night at 8 p.m. at blood pressure screenings,
potluck and program. Call to answer questions and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
798-8210 for more info.
Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.
Please call LOVE, INC. at assist with research. Stop in
and take a look!
in Imlay City. Fundraisers 136 North Main St. in
Capac, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6
810-245-2414 in advance to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) p.m. Everyone is invited to
The Almont Community and Al-Anon meetings are Woman’s Life Chapter 855 come and have their blood
Historical Society Museum held every Wednesday night is collecting bottles and cans pressure read for free.
is open Saturdays from 1-4 at 8 p.m. at the Capac all year long. With your
p.m. Please stop by and
learn about your communi-
United Methodist Church,
Capac, MI.
help we can make a differ-
ence in someone’s life at a Other
ty. Society meetings are held time when they need the
at the museum on the sec- Lapeer Area Citizens most help. Please consider Free tutor training for peo-
ond Monday of the month at Against Domestic Assault being part of the bigger pic- ple who would like to help
7 p.m. For more info call meets 1-3 p.m. every ture. Donate your bottles others in our community
810-796-3355. Wednesday in the Lapeer and cans today. For a rep- improve English skills.
Court House for personal resentative of our group call Volunteer basis. Please call
Youth Events protection order clinic. For
info 810-246-0632.
810-392-5136.
The Imlay City Christian
for orientation before train-
ing at 810-664-2737.
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. 10A Friday AFG Family School has discount cards Volunteer for the Habitat
for Humanity of Lapeer

c 
County at the office.
Interested parties can call
810-664-7111 and speak to
Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at
810-660-7823.

Club News
AREA UNITED
St. Paul’s Blessed Hope
18

Lutheran Church Baptist Church Veterans of Foreign Wars


(ELCA) (VFW) of Imlay City, Post

METHODIST
1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
200 North Cedar (M-53) 859 N. Van Dyke Road Pastor Gayle Hortop
2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
4411 Newark Road (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Imlay City, MI Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Phone: (586) 784-5854
Attica, MI 48412
Sunday School - 10:00 am Veterans Meetings 2nd
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 Sunday 2:30 pm Thursday, every other

CHURCHES
Sunday Morning - 11:00 am
email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net Tuesday 7:00 pm Sunday Evening - 6:30 pm month, 7 p.m.; Post
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
www.newlifechristian.net
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm Wednesday Evening - 6:30 pm Meetings 1st Thursday
Pastor Tim Martin Soul winning is not our every month, 7 p.m.;
Pastor Alan Casillas Sunday 10 a.m. Service 17 firstapostolichome.com
17 17 preference, but it’s our priority. Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont
17 Saturday of every month,
10 a.m.
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) Almont/Dryden Masons
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 www.imlaycitycrc.org Wayne Boyd, Pastor meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 Thursday of the month at
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am Masonic Center in Almont.
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services
of the month. Bible Studies Every MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm The Imlay City American
Community Dinner: Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm
Monday and Tuesday Evenings
Bible Studies fbc@airadvantage.net Legion Post 135 meets the
Pastor Ron Rouse
Tuesday Morning
810-724-4315
Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services 2nd and last Wednesdays of
9:30 am 11:00 am over Sermonaudio.com/fbcalmont
www.atticaumc.org 17
Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
Come Grow With Us! 17 Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God the month at 7:30 p.m. The
17 17
post is located at 212 E.
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland
17
GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Third Street. Contact them
U.M.C. U.M.C. ASSEMBLY
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI at 724-1450 or americanle-
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave.
Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio Community (810) 395-7557 gionpost135@frontier.com.
Church
Saturday Mass
5394 Main Street - Dryden (Across from the Library)
4:30 pm - St. Nicholas 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City  The Evening Star Quilt
www.imlayumc.org
810-796-3341 Like Us On
Sunday Masses Morning Worship - 8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Guild meets the last
10:30 a.m. Worship
8:00 am - Sacred Heart
2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.  Wednesday of each month
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth 10:00 am - St. Nicholas
Box 82
Nursery Available 12 noon (Spanish) - Scared Heart Wednesday Family Night - 6:45 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the Davison Senior
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Confessions Imlay City, MI 48444
Youth Group 6th-12th grade 3:00-4:00 pm at St. Nicholas Supervised child care during all services
Sunday School
Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. in
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays Tuesday 8:00 am - St. Nicholas 810.724.1747 Davison. Meetings start at
Wednesday 10:00 am - Sacred Heart Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
810-724-0687 17
Thursday 7:00 pm (Spanish) - St. Nicholas
Friday 7:00 pm - Sacred Heart 17
Worship Service: 10:00 am Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist Staffed Nursery During Worship 17 6:30 p.m. and doors open at
17 17
6 p.m. For more info call
West Berlin Imlay City Christ Evangelical First Congregational Church Lisa, 810-358-7294.
Church of Christ Lutheran Church United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke 1970 S. Almont Ave., Imlay City 275 Bancroft - Imlay City 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI Markets
Imlay City, MI 48444
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service
at corner of Newark Rd.
(Corner of 5th Street) 810-798-8855
810-724-7855 Sunday Worship Service
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am
Morning Worship 11:00am Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 810-724-6207 at 10:15 a.m.
Flea Market, every Sunday.
Lapeer Center Building,
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sunday School & Morning Adult Group 9:30 a.m. Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade 425 County Center St.,
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Pastor Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson
Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm Lapeer. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Up to
Rev. Curtis Clarke 810-724-3306 Ralph O. Stuebs
“No matter who you are or where you are
Kidz 4 Christ ~ Wednesday’s 6-7:30pm 75 booths inside and outside
Pre-School - 5th grade
COME WORSHIP WITH US! Cell-(567) 674-0438
on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” sell a huge variety of items
17 John Barker, Minister Come to the WELS Pastor William King
17 17 17 17
to the public. Sponsored by
Family of St. Cornelius St. John The
Evangelist
Holy Redeemer Light of Christ the Lapeer Center Building,
Christ Catholic Church Catholic Church Lutheran Church Community a non-profit organization
for 60 years. Free admis-
Lutheran Church - 3834 N. Mill Street, P.O. Box 208
Missouri Synod Dryden MI 48428
www.fmsaints.com
872 Capac Rd.
Allenton, MI 48002
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI
810-796-3951 Church sion. For info on space rent-
als, call Logan at 810-347-
7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 810-395-7074
Bible Study - 9:00 am JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST www.fmsaints.com www.lutheransonline.com/holyred 2720 Winslow Road 7915. Visit www.
Worship Time - 10:30 am Weekday Mass: NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS; 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 LapeerCenter.com for
Children’s Church - 10:30 am Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & BIBLE CLASS 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass building rental and Peacock
Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Weekend Masses: Weekday Mass: Thursday 8:00 a.m. ALL WELCOME!!! Alley catering information,
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Weekend Masses: Sunday Worship 10:30 am or call 664-2109. Email: lap-
Phone 810-724-2620 Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Steven Helms
lutheranfamilyofchrist.org 17 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 17 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 17 Christian Preschool Available 17 Phone: 810-724-6999 17
eercenter@charter.net.
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Almont DDA seeks bids


on dumpster enclosure
Board hopes second effort will Almont, 817 N. Main St.,
Almont, MI 48003.
result in finding job contractor The deadline for bids is
on or before 10 a.m. on
By Tom Wearing bids for a proposed dump- Sept. 6, 2018, when all sub-
twearing@pageone-inc.com ster enclosure in the vil- mitted bids will be opened
lage’s southeast municipal at the Almont Village Hall.

Photo by Tom Wearing


ALMONT — A long parking lot. Schall said a successful
awaited and much needed Schall said it marks the bidder would be required to
downtown project could be second time the DDA Board complete the dumpster
one step nearer becoming a has put the project out for enclosure project by Nov.
reality. bids. 18, 2018.
That is assuming an “We had no luck with She added that if the Almont DDA officials are again seeking bids on a dumpster enclosure for
able and willing contractor the first attempt,” she said, deadline is not met, the the dumpster in the village’s southeast municipal parking lot.
steps forward. “so we have decided to try DDA would reserve the
Almont Downtown it again.” right to complete the work In unrelated downtown (Dr. Robert Lane’s) medical ing owned by Wez Ligon on
Development Authority Schall said all bids must at the expense of the origi- matters, Schall said she has office on the east side of the west side of Main Street,
Director Kim Schall said be submitted to Director- nal contractor. been informed that the old Main Street have been sold, which formerly housed a
the DDA is again seeking Almont DDA at Village of Buildings sold movie theater and former as has a commercial build- dollar store.

House arrest lifted for 3 teens guilty of terrorism


Prosecutor Mike Sharkey objects to ruling of Judge Nick Holowka Attorneys for the
defendants argued that the
that these students never
legally step foot in a
By Tom Wearing DeAngelis, 16; Asa week filed an objection was informed by Lapeer threats were intended as a Lapeer school
twearing@pageone-inc.com Candella, 16; and Gunner with the court, believes County Probation Officer joke and that Rice and again,” Sharkey said in his
Rice, 15; were charged as Holowka’s ruling on July Steve Smith. Candella’s video was the Aug. 23 filing.
LAPEER COUNTY adults and could have 11, 2018, could potentially He added the ruling result of consuming alco- “The only explanation
— Prosecutor Mike faced up to 20 years in put the community at risk. undermines an Aug. 6 hol and “basically being for a sentence of probation
Sharkey is objecting to prison. “The people’s objec- School Safety Information stupid after being is the Court’s failure to
Circuit Court Judge Nick The evidence against tion is to the court’s failure Policy Agreement signed dumped.” recognize the unfortunate
Holowka’s decision to lift the students included text to set a six-month review by Lapeer County schools Sharkey said the reality of the new nor-
the house arrest and GPS messages and a 15-minute hearing to include all and police agencies. defendants’ threats must mal,” he continued. “Too
tethers for three Zemmer iPhone video in which interested parties prior to The “safe school” continue to be taken seri- many of us want to think
Middle School students Rice and Candella are the court’s decision to lift agreement involves the ously, regardless of argu- this kind of crime could
who pled guilty to making seen discussing “shooting house arrest and GPS teth- sharing of information and ments to the contrary. never happen in our home-
terrorist threats against up” Zemmer Middle ers,” said Sharkey, who resources among partici- “The adult guilty pleas town — but it is real. And
classmates in February School and Lapeer High added that he was not pating Lapeer County removed all doubt that this any threat to shoot up our
2017. School. aware of Holowka’s ruling school districts and law was ever a joke and the schools must be taken
The students, Dylan Sharkey, who this until Aug. 13, when he enforcement agencies. plea agreement ensured seriously.”

Repairs on Old M-21 to continue into 2019


By Maria Brown planned to resurface the This summer, road with federal funds.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com former state highway from crews were again in the In 2013, the road com-
Dorrow Rd. to the St. Clair area for an intersection mission had a contractor
IMLAY TWP. — County line. It’s the last safety project at Dorrow grind down several large
Drivers on Imlay City stretch of roadway east of and Brown City roads that humps that had formed
Road have encountered Imlay City to get repaired. resulted in the installation between Imlay City and

Photo by Maria Brown


orange barrels for several In 2017, the county of a t-intersection. the county line.
summers in a row and that paid to have two miles of Additionally, Dorrow Road The county resurfaced
trend will likely continue Imlay City Road resur- was paved and now serves Imlay City Road west of
into 2019. faced from the city limits as the main connector the Imlay City limits to
Destain Gingell, coun- to Dorrow Road. At the between Imlay City and Lake Pleasant Road in
ty highway engineer for same time, the bridge over Brown City roads. That 2010. The following year,
the Lapeer County Road Lapeer County is tentatively planning to resur-
the Belle River was project was estimated to another two miles were
Commission, said his face Imlay City Road from Dorrow Road east to
replaced due to deteriora- cost $575,000 but 90 per- repaved west to Force
agency has tentatively the St. Clair County line next year.
tion. cent of the bill was paid Road.

Eight cases of West Nile Virus reported in state Learn more about Borland’s new
Health Dept. urges residents to protect against mosquito bites Watch DOGS program
TRI-CITY AREA — cools,” said Dr. Eden Wells, addition, 74 WNV positive include stiff neck, stupor, IMLAY CITY — The district is making plans
The Michigan Department Chief Medical Executive at mosquito pools have been disorientation, coma, trem- to launch a new male mentoring program, Watch
of Health and Human the MDHHS. “It only detected in eight Michigan ors, muscle weakness, con- D.O.G.S., this school year.
Services (MDHHS) last takes one bite from an counties. Finding infected vulsions and paralysis. Dads, grandfathers, uncles and other positive
week confirmed eight infected mosquito to cause birds, animals, and mos- People 60 and older are male role models are invited to a special pizza din-
human cases of West Nile a severe illness, so take quitoes in a community is more susceptible to these ner kick-off event on September 6 at Borland
virus (WNV) for 2018. extra care during peak an indication of risk for severe symptoms. Elementary School.
Eight cases of WNV mosquito-biting hours, human infection. Residents can stay Men, 18 years and older, are invited to stop by
have been confirmed; one which are dusk and dawn Most people who healthy by using simple, the school, starting at 6-7 p.m.to learn more about
resident of Berrien County, for the mosquitoes that become infected with effective strategies to pro- the volunteer program that seeks to put more posi-
one resident of Kent transmit West Nile virus.” WNV will not develop any tect themselves and their tive male role models in the school building.
County, one resident of Surveillance for mos- symptoms of illness. families. The following
For more information about the program, con-
Oakland County, and five quito-borne diseases is However, some become steps are recommended to
residents of Wayne County being conducted by several sick three to 15 days after avoid WNV and other mos- tact the Borland office at (810) 724-9813.
including one death. All agencies, including the exposure. About one in five quito-borne diseases: Look for more details about the program in the
but one have been hospital- MDHHS, the Departments infected persons will have •Maintain window and Sept. 5 edition of the Tri-City Times.
ized with neurologic dis- of Natural Resources mild illness with fever, and door screening to help keep
ease. In addition to the (MDNR) and Agriculture about one in 150 infected mosquitoes outside. •Apply insect repel- long pants when outdoors.
eight human cases, three and Rural Development people will become severe- •Empty water from lents that contain the active Apply insect repellent to
Michigan blood donors (MDARD) and local health ly ill. mosquito breeding sites ingredient DEET, or other clothing to help prevent
have had WNV detected in departments. Mild illness may around the home, such as EPA approved product to bites.
their blood. In 2018, WNV activity include headache, body buckets, unused kiddie exposed skin or clothing, For more information
“As the fall approach- appears to be statewide in aches, joint pain, vomiting, pools, old tires or similar and always following the and surveillance activity
es, it’s vital to remember Michigan.To date, 66 birds diarrhea or rash. Severe sites where mosquitoes lay manufacturer’s directions about West Nile virus and
that mosquito bite protec- have tested positive for symptoms of WNV are eggs. for use. other mosquito-borne
tion should continue until WNV from 21 of associated with encephali- •Use nets and/or fans •Wear light colored, viruses, visit www.michi-
the weather significantly Michigan’s 83 counties. In tis or meningitis, and may over outdoor eating areas. long-sleeved shirts and gan.gov/westnilevirus.

CDC reports high rate of overdose deaths in Michigan


HB 5857 aims at changing the way opioids are dispensed aspirin. However, today’s
universe of medications is
tive drugs,” said Bellino.
“Opioid abuse has claimed
TRI-CITY AREA — said State Rep. Joe Bellino. scription drug deaths to the undetected, is the leading stronger and more addic- the lives of far too many
A recent report from the “House Bill 5857 is a step increased potency of pain cause of youth opioid tive and some have been Michiganders and is show-
Centers for Disease in the right direction medications and more abuse. Each year 960,000 found to be 80 times stron- ing no signs of slowing
Control and Prevention because it will save lives Michiganders having opi- children, nationwide, ger than morphine. down. We must act now to
(CDC) revealed in 2017 and protect Michigan oid/ Schedule II prescrip- between the ages of 12 and Nationally recognized stop this epidemic from
drug overdoses were youth from starting the tions. 17 initiate prescription Bloomberg School of impacting more Michigan
responsible for the deaths cycle of abuse.” In April, Rep. Bellino drug abuse and many chil- Public Health at Johns families.”
of 2,662 Michiganders, The CDC estimates the introduced HB 5857, which dren start in middle school. Hopkins and the U.S. Food HB 5857 has received
more than the number of report actually underre- will require opioids and Even worse, research and Drug Administration support from Families
traffic and firearm deaths ports the total number of other highly addictive shows that 80 percent of have been calling for Against Narcotics, a
combined. The overdose drug overdose related Schedule II drugs be dis- heroin addicts start out improved packaging of Michigan based nonprofit
deaths represent an 82 per- deaths by about eight per- pensed in Locking using prescription opioids. these highly addictive dedicated to educating
cent increase over five cent, because their num- Prescription Vials. Experts The ineffective and drugs for several years. communities about sub-
years and an eight percent bers track cause of death believe the measure will outdated child-resistant “By requiring opioids stance abuse, the Michigan
jump from 2016. from death certificates and prevent 150,000 Michigan vials currently being used and other highly addictive Fraternal Order of Police,
“The CDC’s findings “pending investigation” children and teens from have not been modified in Schedule II drugs to be dis- the Michigan Association
are staggering and I am was listed on several cer- starting a cycle of abuse nearly 50 years. When cre- pensed in locking prescrip- for Local Public Health
reminded of how crucial it tificates. over a 10-year-period. ated in 1970, the goal was tion vials, HB 58587 will and the Eaton County
is for us to take action to The report also noted Pilfering, which is to prevent children age 5 reduce pilfering and make Board of Commissioners
protect more Michiganders that experts attribute the sneaking a small number of and younger from access- it tougher for children and recently passed a resolu-
from opioid addiction,” drastic increase in pre- pills hoping that it will go ing the family supply of teens to access these addic- tion in support of the bill.
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Rural Lifestyles
Commission approves new deer hunting regulations
Chronic wasting disease not found locally, but rules will affect Lapeer, St. Clair county hunters
TRI-CITY AREA — dition.” Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm,
Earlier this month, the CWD is a fatal neuro- Muskegon, Newaygo,
Michigan Natural logical (brain and nervous Ottawa and Shiawassee
Resources Commission system) disease found in counties.
approved a series of deer cervids – deer, elk and New rules in effect for
hunting regulations aimed moose. The disease attacks the entire state include:
at slowing the spread of the brains of infected ani- •a statewide ban on the
chronic wasting disease. mals and produces small use of all natural cervid
The action came after lesions that result in death. urine-based lures and
months of commission There is no cure; once an attractants, except for lures
members and Department animal is infected, it will that are approved by the
of Natural Resources staff die. Archery Trade Association.
hearing from hunters, resi- The disease first was •a ban on baiting and
dents and others interested discovered in Michigan in a feeding in the Lower
in the long-term health of free-ranging deer in May Peninsula, effective Jan.
the state’s deer population, 2015. To date, more than 31, 2019, with an exception

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and a thorough review of 31,000 deer in Michigan to this ban for hunters with
the best available science have been tested for chron- disabilities who meet spe-
on chronic wasting disease. ic wasting disease, and cific requirements. The
“We hope that by set- CWD has been confirmed start date on this regulation
ting these specific CWD in 60 free-ranging deer in is intended to allow bait
regulations we can limit the six Michigan counties: producers and retailers time A baiting ban is due to go into effect in late January 2019 and mandatory
movement of this disease in Clinton, Ingham, Ionia, to adjust to the new rule. antler point restrictions could be implemented next year in St. Clair and
Michigan,” said Vicki Jackson, Kent and •expansion of early and Lapeer counties—all in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting
Pontz, NRC chairperson. Montcalm. late antlerless seasons in disease.
“We appreciate all the The new deer hunting select counties.
comments we have received regulations, which will be •changes to regulations Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac, work to better understand the country.
from across the state. in effect for the 2018 deer regarding wildlife rehabili- St. Clair and Lapeer coun- the scope and pathways of More information about
Michigan hunters are very seasons unless noted other- tators. ties. If hunter surveys sup- CWD and best manage- these regulations has been
passionate about deer and wise, are mostly aimed at In addition, the com- port this regulation and ment actions. In October posted to the michigan.gov/
deer hunting, and I look the CWD Management mission asked the DNR to specific department guide- 2017, Michigan hosted a cwd website.
forward to working with Zone which includes move forward with: lines are met, it would be CWD symposium that For additional ques-
them as we continue to con- Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, •A hunter-submitted implemented in 2019. brought together roughly tions, contact the DNR
front this threat to wildlife Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, proposal for mandatory These regulations come 200 wildlife scientists and Wildlife Division at 517-
and our valued hunting tra- Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, antler point restrictions in after much collaborative other experts from across 284-9453.

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Dispatch log...
Editor’s note: The fol- •Multiple Traffic Stops August 25 Capac Rd.) while intoxicated, posses- August 23
lowing is a compilation of throughout the day •00:45 Car/Deer •12:15 Liquor sion of marijuana and for •animal complaint in
activity and reports from August 22 Accident (Main St./ Inspection (500 block N. having no insurance on the the 4500 block of Casey Rd.
area police departments: •01:54 Medical Assist Mulholland Dr.) Cedar St.) vehicle. Officer Kehoe in Dryden Twp.
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) •01:26 Medical Assist •12:23 Liquor made the arrest. •suspicious circum-
In Imlay City: •11:39 Stolen Vehicle (600 block Maple Vista St.) Inspection (500 block N. stances on Reside Rd. in
Police and emergency (600 block Cambridge •01:32 Citizen Assist Cedar St.) In Lapeer County: Goodland Twp.
responders responded to Ln.) (300 block E. Third St.) •16:10 Citizen Assist Complaints handled by •welfare check in the
dispatch calls for these inci- •12:59 Suspicious •14:07 Liquor (200 block N. Cedar St.) the Lapeer County Sheriff’s 900 block of N. Summers
dents, in addition to traffic Circumstance (E. Second Inspection (100 block S. •18:47 Juvenile Department, in addition to Rd. in Attica Twp.
stops. St./S. Almont Ave.) Almont Ave.) Complaint (100 block traffic stops: •sick care for medical in
August 21 •15:29 Property •14:18 Liquor Handley St.) August 20 the 2100 block of S. Almont
•02:35 Alarm (500 Damage Accident (1900 Inspection (2000 block S. •23:38 Lapeer County •sick care for medical in Ave. in Imlay City
block S. Cedar St.) block S. Cedar St.) Cedar St.) Sheriff Department Assist the 3200 block of Van Dyke August 24
•10:51 Citizen Assist •19:00 Civil Dispute •18:35 Liquor (2400 block S. Summers Rd. in Goodland Twp. •property damage acci-
(100 block W. Fifth St.) (6700 block Butternut Ln.) Inspection (500 block S. Rd.) •civil matter in the 2800 dent on Imlay City Rd. in
•13:07 Citizen Assist •Multiple Traffic Stops Cedar St.) •Multiple traffic stops block of Van Dyke Rd. in Attica Twp.
(300 block E. Third St.) throughout the day •20:08 Liquor were made throughout the Goodland Twp. •property damage acci-
•15:00 Property August 24 Inspection (200 block S. day. •sick care for medical in dent on Van Dyke Rd. in
Damage Accident (N. Cedar •16:37 Larceny (2100 Cedar St.) In Almont: the 600 block of Cambridge Almont Twp.
St./E. Third St.) block S. Almont Ave.) •20:19 Liquor August 25 Lane in Imlay City August 25
•17:04 Missing Child - •21:18 Liquor Inspection (1900 block S. •At 03:54 hours, a 51 •lost property in the •assault and battery in
Found (200 block School Inspection (100 block S. Cedar St.) year-old female from Imlay 8700 block of Bowers Rd. the 5700 block of Lake
House Dr.) Almont Ave.) •21:51 Liquor City was stopped on Van in Imlay Twp. George Rd. in Dryden Twp.
•19:53 Suspicious •21:23 Alarm (500 Inspection (1800 block S. Dyke Rd. near Webster Rd. August 21 •property damage acci-
Circumstance (500 block block Morrice Blvd.) Cedar St.) for a speed violation. The •suspicious circum- dent on Main St. in Dryden
Townsend Dr.) •Multiple traffic stops •Multiple traffic stops female was arrested for stances in the 600 block of •misdemeanor arrest
•20:07 Animal Problem were made throughout the were made throughout the operating while intoxicated, Corneil Rd. in Imlay Twp. warrant in the 2800 block of
(300 block W. Fourth St.) day. day. possession of heroin and •abandoned auto in the Viewfield Lane in Almont
August 26 was violating her probation. 4600 block of S. Van Dyke •found property in the
•09:53 Private Property Officer Michael Ryan made Rd. in Almont Twp. 4500 block of Imlay City
Damage (400 block the arrest. August 22 Rd. in Attica Twp.
Bancroft) •At 11:17 hours, a 26 •sick care for medical in August 26
•12:18 Larceny (2000 year-old Dryden man was the 700 block of Candy •mental health call in
block S. Cedar St.) stopped on Van Dyke Rd. Lane in Attica Twp. the 100 block of Larson Rd.
•22:06 Assist Lapeer near Webster Rd. for having •damage to property in in Attica Twp.
Twp. Police Department a cracked windshield and an the 600 block of N. Blacks •alarms on Mountain
(200 block E. First St.) expired registration plate. Corners Rd. in Imlay Twp. View Dr. in Attica Twp.
•Multiple traffic stops The man was arrested for •suspicious circum- •property damage traf-
were made throughout the driving while license sus- stances in the 5700 block of fic accident in the 5100
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Legal Announcements
ATTICA his Special Land Use for 1200 Lake
George Rd... It was stated that Mr.
ATTICA storage area. Default has occurred in a Mortgage
given by Scott G. Sandor, an unmar-
notice is sold at a foreclosure sale,
then under MCL 600.3278, the
TOWNSHIP Ferrett has never signed his Special TOWNSHIP 2. EB Enterprise Business, B-1 Local
Business, and B-2 General Business ried man, mortgagor, to Independent Mortgagor(s) will be held responsible
ATTICA TOWNSHIP Land Use application or paid the NOTICE OF ADOPTION district standards Mortgage Co. East MI, which became to the buyer of the property at the
BOARD required $50,000.00 bond. Attorney ZONING ORDINANCE A. Minimum lot size shall be 2.5 Independent Mortgage Co., a dis- foreclosure sale, or to the Mortgage
MINUTES AS OF Gildner stated he received a letter AMENDMENT acres. solved Michigan corporation, and holder, for damage done to the prop-
AUGUST 9, 2018 from Mr. Ferrett’s attorney threaten- TOWNSHIP OF ATTICA B. The maximum number of successor-by-merger to Independent erty during the redemption period.
The meeting was called to order ing litigation and suggested address- LAPEER COUNTY, business vehicles, trailers, and equip- Mortgage Co. East MI, as assigned to The redemption period will
ing this issue at the Planning Independent Bank, a Michigan bank- expire six (6) months after the date of
at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Ochadleus.
Commission meeting. The truck route
MICHIGAN ment not stored on trailers shall be
ing corporation, mortgagee. The the foreclosure sale, unless the prop-
Present were: Clerk Herpolsheimer Notice is hereby given that the limited to six in any combination.
and Trustees Lacey and Madeline. ordinance is being amended and C. All vehicles, trailers, and Mortgage is dated December 27, erty is determined abandoned under
Attica Township Board adopted an
Absent: Treasurer Mason. The min- Attorney Gildner will draft that equipment not stored on trailers shall 2006, and was recorded on January 5, MCL 600.3241a, in which case the
amendment to the Attica Township
utes of July 12, 2018 Regular Board amendment. be kept within a fully enclosed build- 2007, in Liber 2228, on page 664 of redemption period will expire 30 days
Zoning Ordinance, at their regular
meeting and closed session meeting Moved and seconded to autho- ing or screened from view of neigh- the Lapeer County records and subject after the date of the foreclosure sale,
meeting held on August 9, 2018. The
were approved as presented. rize Supervisor Ochadleus to sign the boring properties and public or private to an Assignment of Mortgage record- or when the time to provide notice
amendment added Section 4.64 Short
The treasurer report showed a application from the Michigan streets by a decorative screen fence, in ed at Liber 2725, Page 922. The bal- under MCL 600.3241a(c) expires,
Term Rentals and added Local Agent
new balance of: General Fund Department of Licensing and conformance with Section 5.11, or ance owing on the Mortgage as of the whichever is later.
and Short Term Rental under Article
$302,006.09 and CDARS savings Regulatory Affairs Bureau of landscape greenbelt, in conformance date of this Notice is $96,665.86, SMITH, MARTIN,
2.2 Definitions and revisions to
$203,254.42; ICS $300,205.04; Construction Codes, accepting the with Section 5.7. No storage shall be including interest at 5.625% per year POWERS & KNIER, P.C.
Section 3.1. A true and complete copy
Public Safety $54,799.44, CDARS ability to inspect the Lapeer County located in a front yard or side yard. variable. The Mortgage contains a Dated: August 7, 2018
of this Zoning Ordinance Amendment
$50,813.59; ICS $25,023.55; Fire Intermediate Schools District Building D. The maximum number of power of sale clause and no proceed- By: Henry L. Knier, Jr. (P46393)
may be inspected at the Attica
Millage $34,904.62 CDARS using Lapeer County Construction employee vehicles parked on-site ings have been instituted to recover Attorney for Independent Bank,
Township Hall, 4350 Peppermill
$50,813.59; ICS $40,028.60: Fire Code as the township’s agent. Vote shall be limited to four and all any part of the debt owing. Mortgagee
Road, Attica, MI 48412 Mondays
Escrow $1,530.26; ICS $41.52. taken, all ayes, motion carried. employee vehicles shall be parked The Mortgage will be foreclosed 900 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 219
through Fridays, except holidays,
Police Report - There were 181 Fire - none either within the residence’s driveway by selling the property described Bay City, MI 48707 - (989) 892-4574
from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The effec-
calls in July, with 100 of the calls Park - Park Manager Madeline or the fenced or landscaped area. below at a public auction to the high- 33-4
tive date of this Zoning Ordinance
handled by the Township Deputies. reported he has contacted a company E. Outdoor storage of organic est bidder. The sale will be held on
Amendment will be as provided in the
Old Business - Moved and sec- for an estimate to resurface the track. waste generated by the business may September 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. local
Michigan Zoning Enabling Act,
Further bids will be reviewed. time at the main entrance to the
onded to approve the revised fee
structure for Planning and Zoning. Planning Commission - Planning
Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended.
Nancy Herpolsheimer
be permitted on a parcel 5 acres or
larger within the screened storage Lapeer County Court Facility, 255 VILLAGE OF
Roll call vote taken, all ayes, motion Administrator Lemons reported there
will be a Public Hearing at the August
Attica Township Clerk area. Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan, that
being the place of holding Circuit
ALMONT
carried. Also moved and seconded to 35-1 F. No maintenance or repair of ALMONT VILLAGE
23rd Planning Commission meeting Court for Lapeer County, Michigan.
schedule a Public Hearing for the
for 1200 Lake George Road, LLC.
equipment or vehicles shall occur
The property will be sold to pay the COUNCIL
September 13, 2018 Township Board
meeting to consider revoking Jim’s Also changing the definitions of IMLAY outside a building or the screened
storage area. amount then due on the Mortgage, REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 8, 2018
Recycling New and Used Tire Special buildings to exclude travel trailers on
vacant property will be discussed.
TOWNSHIP 3. I-1 Light Industrial district stan-
including interest, legal costs, attor-
ney fees and any taxes or insurance SYNOPSIS
Land Use. Roll call votes were taken,
Attorney - Attorney Gildner
SECTION 4.68 dards: which may be paid by the mortgagee President Schneider called the
3 ayes, 1 nay and one absent. Motion LANDSCAPERS,
carried. reported that he has filed a brief in the A. The maximum number of before the sale. Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Owen Tree Service appeal and updat- LANDSCAPE SERVICES business vehicles, trailers, and equip- The property to be sold is locat- Councilmembers present were Dyke,
New Business - The Noise
Ordinance will be reviewed at the ed the board on the court case. AND SIMILAR HOME- ment not stored on trailers shall be ed in the Township of Deerfield, Ligon, Love, Steffler, Schneider, and
September meeting. Board - Moved and seconded to BASED BUSINESSES limited to six in any combination per County of Lapeer, Michigan and is Steven C. Schneider. Councilmember
Moved and seconded to amend authorize board members, department Landscapers, landscape services, 2.5 acres on the parcel. described as: absent was Peltier. Staff members
the Attica Township Zoning Ordinance heads and employees that could ben- and similar home-based businesses Part of the NW 1/4 of Section present were Manager Connors,
4. I-2 Heavy Industrial district
adding Section 4.64 Short Term efit from the MTA Road classes on may be permitted in AG Agricultural, 22, T9N, R10E, Deerfield Twp., Clerk/Treasurer Keesler, and WWTP
standards:
Rentals and to all Local Agent and Oct. 2, 2018 in Frankenmuth, MI. EB Enterprise Business districts, B-1 Lapeer Co., Michigan, described as Supervisor Farley.
There are no additional stan-
Short Term Rental under Article 2.2 Roll call vote taken, all ayes, motion Local Business, B-2 General Business, beginning S00° 19’40”E 1320.23 ft Communication from MML
dards for this use in the I-2 zoning
Definitions and to include revisions to carried. I-1 Light Industrial, and I-2 Heavy along the W Section line, and regarding Annual Meeting Notice;
district.
3.1 as recommended by the Attica Review and pay the bills - Industrial, subject to administrative N88°08’50”E 1307.03 ft, and The Council approved the Agenda;
Moved and seconded to pay the bills: approval by the Planning Commission Effective Date S00°13’18”E 1330.92 ft to a point on approved Consent Agenda; Patricia
Township Planning Commission. This ordinance will take effect
Roll call vote taken: 3 ayes, one Nay General Fund - $100,398.47, Public if the parcel is less than 5 acres. If the the E-W 1/4 line, and N87°52’16”E Lucas from Lapeer Development
Safety - $11,380.24, and Fire Fund - parcel is over 5 acres, it is subject to 30 days following publication. 983.45 ft along the E-W 1/4 line from Corporation updated Council on I-69
and one absent. Motion carried. At a regular meeting of the
Planning Commission Secretary $8,198.14. Total for bills is site plan review by the Planning the NW corner of said Section 22; Thumb Region activities; passed to
$119,976.85. Roll call vote taken, all Commission. Landscapers, landscape Board of Trustees for the Township of thence continuing along said E-W 1/4 authorize the draft Village of Almont
Lemons reviewed the new process for Imlay held on the 15th day of August
accessory building applications. ayes, motion carried. services, and similar home-based line N87° 52’16”E 328.83 ft to the and Almont Township Master Plan for
Meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m. businesses will follow the standards 2018 Treasurer Priehs moved for center of said Section 22; thence a public hearing; adopted Resolution
There was a review of assessing pro- adoption of the foregoing ordinance
cess and the State’s audit report of A complete copy of the minutes below: N00°30’18”W 662.22 ft along the #18-08-01; passed to waive the gar-
is available at the Attica Township and Trustee Guerin supported the N-S 1/4 line; thence S88° 00’31”W bage assessment on parcel #44-041-
Attica Township. Supervisor 1. AG Agricultural district standards motion.
Ochadleus informed the board that the Hall. 328.81 ft; thence S00°30’18”E 663.01 527-181-14; approved the closing of
A. Minimum lot size shall be 5 Voting for: Guerin, Hoeksema,
Planning Commission is holding a Nancy Herpolsheimer ft parallel with the N-S 1/4 line to the N. Bristol Street at E. St. Clair on
acres. Jepsen, Priehs
Public Hearing at their Aug 23rd Attica Township Clerk point of beginning. Together with a Saturday, September 15th from 9:00
B. The maximum number of Voting against: None
meeting to receive public comments 35-1 66 ft wide easement for ingress-egress a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; approved the clos-
business vehicles, trailers, and equip- The Supervisor declared the
on a request to Israel Ferrett to revise purposes as described in “Ingress- ing of E. St. Clair from M-53 to N.
ment not stored on trailers shall be ordinance adopted. Egress Easement”. Bristol Street from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
limited to six in any combination. Steven Hoeksema, Supervisor INGRESS-EGRESS p.m. on September 15; passed to not
C. All vehicles, trailers, and Carla Jepsen, Township Clerk

CALL 810-724-2615
EASEMENT: object to the closure of Yorkshire Dr.
equipment not stored on trailers shall
CERTIFICATION Part of the NW 1/4 of Section 22, between Buckingham and Devonshire
be kept within a fully enclosed build-
The foregoing is a true copy of T9N, R10E, Deerfield Twp., Lapeer on September 29th with a rain date of
ing or screened from view of neigh-
Ordinance No. enacted by the Board Co., Michigan, described as begin- October 6; approved invoice to

to publish your
boring properties and public or private
of Trustees of Imlay Township at a ning S00° 19’40”E 1320.23 ft along Superior Contracting Group, LLC;
streets by a decorative screen fence, in
regular meeting held on August 15, the W Section line, and N88°08’50”E approved invoice for Gerace
conformance with Section 5.11, or
2018. 1307.03 ft, and S00°13’18”E 1264.92 Construction Company; approved for
landscape greenbelt, in conformance
Integrity Business Solution to provide

legal announcement or
with Section 5.7. No storage shall be Carla Jepsen, Township Clerk ft from the NW corner of said Section
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Sports www.tricitytimes-online.com

Raiders stomp Rockets


Almont makes statement in first game, wins by 50
By Kevin Kissane yard touchdown run (followed by from Eldridge).
Tri-City Times Sports Editor an accurate extra point boot from For the night, Hellebuyck com-
Eldridge); and a Jack Paupert pleted four of six pass plays for 158
ALMONT — Almont handed 27-yard interception return for a yards as Almont’s quarterback. He
host New Haven a 56-6 setback in touchdown (followed by a success- threw one interception along the
a non-league varsity football ful extra point kick courtesy of way.
matchup last Thursday night. Eldridge); and an Austin Cody His successful tosses went to
With the decision, Almont 50-yard touchdown run (followed two different targets. Their ranks
improves to 1-0 overall. New by an accurate extra point boot consisted of Schapman (three
catches for 139 yards) and Jackson
Malcolm (one reception for 19
yards).
The Almont ground attack
amassed 283 yards on 28 totes.
Individually, Cody (six rushes
for 132 yards) paced Almont.
Rinke (51 yards on four totes) and
Lulgjuraj (five rushes for 46 yards)
supported his performance. The
remaining 13 Raider totes netted a
combined 54-yard gain.
Corey Webster (seven solos and
three assists) provided Almont’s top
tackle output. Jacob Hausmann
(five assists) and Panduren (three
solos and one assist) made their
presence felt as well.
The Almont defense also
notched three takeaways. Lucas
Photo by Helfer Photography

DeLaurier and Paupert (an intercep-


tion each) along with Panduren (a
fumble recovery) furnished those.
Almont will look to keep their
perfect record intact when they

Photo by Kevin Kisssane


travel to Imlay City this Thursday.
The Blue Water Area Conference
Almont quarterback Josh Hellebuyck looks to avoid a New encounter lists a 7 p.m. starting
Haven tackle in Thursday’s non-league meeting. time.

Haven slips to 0-1 this season.


In Thursday’s matchup, Almont Capac’s Jordan Hellmuth (R) looks to make a
bolted out to a 28-0 advantage after catch over a Durand foe in Thursday’s game.
one quarter was over with.
Almont followed that up with a
28-6 second quarter edge, increas-
ing their cushion to 56-6 at the
halftime break.
Capac falls to
Durand, 27-20,
The last two quarters of action
would prove scoreless.
Almont amassed their 56-point
total aided by a Jace Rinke 12-yard
touchdown run; a Rinke 10-yard
touchdown run (followed by a PAT
tote from Rinke); a Josh in grid opener
Photo by Helfer Photography

Hellebuyck to Colby Schapman


52-yard touchdown pass; a Nolan By Kevin Kissane We will need to cut those
Tri-City Times Sports Editor down to win next week.”
Panduren safety; a Hellebuyck to
In Thursday’s confron-
Schapman 54-yard touchdown pass;
a Rinke three-yard touchdown run CAPAC — Capac put tation, Capac and Durand
up a good fight, only to ended the initial quarter
(followed by a successful extra
drop a narrow 27-20 ver- with six points each.
point kick courtesy of Tyler Almont’s Aiden Powell (#53) and Derek Keyworth (#77) con- dict to visiting Durand in a Quarter two would see
Eldridge); a Michael Lulgjuraj six- verge on a New Haven ballcarrier in a game last Thursday. non-league varsity football Durand collect 15 points
confrontation last and Capac manage six,
Thursday night. leaving the former with a

Almont nets
With the outcome, 21-12 halftime lead to pro-
Durand goes to 1-0 over- tect.
all. Capac falls to 0-1 this That was followed by

semifinal
season. a scoreless third quarter.
“We hurt ourselves Durand then withstood
with turnovers,” Capac an 8-6 fourth quarter rally
Coach Bill Nestle said. to leave the field with a

round berth “We wound up with two


and Durand did not com-
mit any,” he noted.
27-20 victory to their cred-
it.
Capac produced their
By Kevin Kissane “Our team also made
Tri-City Times Sports Editor way too many penalties. Opener page 20

ALMONT — The Almont var-


sity volleyball team went 2-3 at a
tournament it hosted last Saturday.
Spartans defeated
Total Sports, in Washington,
served as the tournament venue. by Redskins, 44-0
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Almont started things off with a


21-19, 21-13 pool play win against By Kevin Kissane moving forward.”
Dryden. That was followed by a Tri-City Times Sports Editor In Thursday’s meeting,
16-25, 23-25 loss to Port Huron and Sandusky took a 14-0
a 13-25, 21-25 setback to Goodrich. IMLAY CITY — advantage after one quar-
Those outcomes earned them a Imlay City absorbed a ter was over with and
quarterfinal berth against Port 44-0 loss to host Sandusky went up 22-0 at the half-
Imlay City’s Mallory Wetzel hits over the Almont block last Huron. It was there they registered in a non-league varsity time break.
Thursday at the Brown City Tournament. a 25-20, 25-22 triumph. football meeting last When the action
Almont then bowed out with a Thursday night. resumed, Sandusky con-

Almont goes 1-3-2 at Brown City 25-13, 22-25, 6-15 loss to Lutheran It was the season tinued to pull away. Aided
North. opener for both combat- by a 6-0 third quarter
For the day, Maria Bussone led ants. edge, the Redskins forged
By Kevin Kissane 25-18, 16-25 split versus Cros- Almont with 35 kills. Sarah Ford “We played a solid a 28-0 lead with 36 min-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Lex. (15 kills), Hannah Landerschier first half defensively and utes gone.
Maria Bussone led Almont made progress moving the Sandusky then out-
(11) and Sofija Matovska (nine)
ALMONT — The Almont with 32 kills. Rachael Schapman ball offensively,” Imlay scored Imlay City 16-0 the
made their presence felt as well. City Coach Brian Tresnak
varsity volleyball team went (15 kills) and Sarah Ford (14) Matovska and Grace Johnson rest of the way, putting the
1-3-2 last Thursday at the Brown said. “We didn’t make finishing touches on a
supported her performance. shared the setting responsibilities many mental mistakes 44-0 win.
City Invitational. Hannah Landerschier and for Almont. They contributed 34 tonight and we continue to
Almont opened tournament Schapman (three each), Sofija and 15 assists, respectively. For the evening,
make huge strides as we Lonnie Wolford was one
play with an 18-25, 25-18 split Matovska (two) and Ford (one) A group consisting of Ford (35), work to fine tune the new
versus Sandusky. That was fol- provided Almont’s solo blocks. Kellie Bentz and Bussone (33 of four passing for -2
offensive and defensive yards as Imlay City’s
lowed by a 15-25, 21-25 loss to Matovska and Johnson took apiece) and Kallan Ruhala (24) gen- systems,” he noted.
Brown City; a 10-25, 10-25 set- turns springing Almont’s offen- erated Almont’s highest dig outputs. quarterback.
“While the final score The Imlay City ground
back to USA; a 25-23, 26-24 win sive attack into motion that day. Ford and Landerschier (one was not what we wanted,
against Imlay City; a 24-26, They managed 40 and 30 assists, each) furnished Almont’s solo there are definitely some
22-25 loss to Dryden; and a respectively. blocks. positives for us to build on Spartans page 20
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Soccer

Dryden defeats Mount Morris, 4-0 boys’ soccer battle Monday Nathan Schenkel was
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor afternoon. the winning Dryden goal-
Jack Kaplan led Dryden keeper.
DRYDEN — Dryden with a three-goal perfor- With the outcome,
downed visiting Mount mance. Justin Wheeler col- Dryden now stands at 3-2
Morris, 4-0, in a non-league lected their remaining goal. overall.

Capac drops 1-0 verdict to Bad Axe


FEARLESS By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

FORECASTERS
CAPAC — Capac
dropped a narrow 1-0 ver-
dict to visiting Bad Axe in
a non-league boys’ soccer
Almont at Imlay City meeting Monday after-
Capac at Caro noon.
In Monday’s meeting,
International Academy Capac and Bad Axe ended
Flint at Dryden the initial half with zero
Michigan at Notre Dame goals apiece.

Photo by Kevin Kissane


Bad Axe then out-
Utah State at MSU scored Capac 1-0 from that
CMU at Kentucky point on, pulling out a vic-
tory.
Kerry Klug Anthony Schroeder
2-1 went the distance in net for
Capac’s Nick Mosey protects the ball from a Capac that afternoon. He
Almont
Capac Bad Axe foe in Monday’s non-league matchup. finished with 11 saves.
Dryden
Michigan
MSU Capac’s

Photo by StudioE Photography


CMU Tyler Ellis
chases a
Bad Axe
Celery City foe in his
Charlie team’s
1-2
Almont non-
Caro league
Dryden clash ver- Alfredo Rodriguez, of Imlay City, heads the ball
Michigan
MSU sus Bad to a teammate in a matchup against Flint
CMU Axe Powers last week.
Monday
Keil Jorgensen
2-1
afternoon.
Imlay City downed
2-1 by Flint Powers
Imlay City
Caro
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Dryden
Michigan
MSU Emmanuel Lopez pro-
CMU By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor vided the lone Imlay City
goal. His tally was assisted
Tom Schoen IMLAY CITY — by Omar Cardenas.

Almont opens year with 5-1 victory


2-1 Imlay City fell a goal Braulio Torres drew the
Almont short when the final scores goalkeeping assignment
Caro were added up, dropping for Imlay City that day.
International
Academy Flint By Kevin Kissane over visiting non-league Ryan Miller led Almont a 2-1 verdict to visiting Torres wound up with 13
Michigan
Tri-City Times Sports Editor counterpart Flint Kearsley with a three-goal perfor- Flint Powers in a non- saves.
MSU
CMU last Thursday. mance. The Raiders also league boys’ soccer con- With the result, Imlay
ALMONT — The With the result, Almont received a goal each from frontation on Tuesday, City now stands at 5-1
Almont boys’ soccer team goes to 1-0 thus far this Tyler Eldridge and Grady August 21. overall.
Kevin Kissane
1-2 picked up a 5-1 victory season. Nash.
Almont
Capac
Dryden
Michigan
MSU
Dryden fares well at Byron Tourney
CMU DRYDEN — The Saturday at the Byron the distance in net for
Dryden boys’ soccer team Tournament. Dryden.
posted a 2-1 mark last Dryden started the day Dryden then wrapped
slowly, dropping a 4-0 up tournament play with

Athlete of the Week


verdict to Durand. a victory over Byron.
The team then bounced That contest was tied
back, earning a 4-2 win at two goals apiece
against Corunna. after regulation play
Justin Wheeler led was over with, then
Dryden with a pair of Dryden prevailed in pen-
goals. The Cardinals also alty kicks.
received a goal each from Wheeler had both of
Cody Hultquist and Tyler Dryden’s goals in regula-
Honnold. tion time.
Ronny Hudson and Schenkel again was
Brendan Biggs added an the victorious Dryden
assist apiece to Dryden’s goalkeeper, registering
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cause. several difficult saves en


Nathan Schenkel went route.

Dryden junior cross Dryden senior cross


Capac upended by Caro
country runner Hannah country standout
Peyerk logged a Tri-City Brenden Knuth took By Kevin Kissane Schroeder finished with 11
best clocking of 23:50.17 ninth at the Birch Run Tri-City Times Sports Editor saves. Emmanuel Lopez, of Imlay City, advances the
last Thursday at the Early Invitational last With the results, Capac ball up the field in a match with Flint Powers
Birch Run Early Thursday. CAPAC — Capac now stands at 0-2 overall. last week.
Invitational. For his effort, Knuth wound up on the losing
For her effort, Peyerk garners our Boys’ side of a 2-1 outcome to
earns our Girls’ Athlete Athlete of the Week visiting non-league boys’
of the Week honor. honor. soccer counterpart Caro on
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Volleyball

Spartans compete at Brown City


By Kevin Kissane Invitational. dropped a 23-25, 24-26 six solo blocks and one
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Imlay City got verdict with Almont; fell assisted block. Emma
their tournament path 22-25, 11-25 to Brown Sellers (seven solos and
IMLAY CITY — The underway with a 12-25, City; and halved a 25-16, two assisted blocks),
Imlay City varsity 16-25 loss to USA; 20-25 verdict with Katie Evans (14 digs) and
volleyball team finished split 25-21, 19-25 with Sandusky. Kendall Sommer (nine
0-3-3 last Thursday at Cros-Lex; split 25-20, Mallory Wetzel led kills) supported her per-
the Brown City 27-29 with Dryden; Imlay City with 12 kills, formance.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

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Dryden’s Kelli Schenkel blocks a shot during a
match last season.

Dryden goes 1-2-3


at Brown City Invite Imlay City’s Leah Dawson returns a shot at the Brown City Tournament last week.

By Kevin Kissane

Spartans go 1-3 at Bad Axe Invite


Erin Boettcher and Kelli
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Schenkel added 40 and 39
points, respectively, to the
DRYDEN — The Cardinals’ cause.
Dryden varsity volleyball Boettcher (six) along
team went 1-2-3 last with Alyssa Daoud, Alissa By Kevin Kissane 15-25, 13-25 pool play Millington. It was there three assisted blocks) and
Thursday at th Brown City Hurd and Kage (two each) Tri-City Times Sports Editor loss to Frankenmuth. That they bowed out with a Emma Sellers (eight kills,
Tournament. furnished Dryden’s highest was followed by a 25-19, 12-26, 19-25 defeat. three solo blocks and three
Dryden began tourna- dig outputs. IMLAY CITY — The 25-21 win against Mallory Wetzel (13 assisted blocks) led Imlay
ment action with an 11-25, Schenkel paced Imlay City varsity volley- Deckerville and an 11-25, kills, three solo blocks and City that day.
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11-25 loss to Marlette. Hull (10), Amador
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was backed by Ally Dean apiece) added Capac’s ace
(14 kills), Meriah Mason serves.

Cardinals held winless


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a 17-25, 13-25 loss to block outputs.
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Football

Dryden, Almont,
Capac will win
After a less than end.
impressive 1-2 start, I Almont at Imlay
vow to come back with an City
improved showing for This Thursday at 7
week p.m. Imlay City and
two. Almont square off in the
Here Blue Water Area
is a look Conference opener for
at this both sides.
week’s Almont enters the fray
contests looking good, having just
and the picked up a 56-6 road vic-
teams I tory over non-league
believe adversary New Haven.
prevail in Kenny Pickett Imlay City, mean-
them: while, will look to show
improvement after
Football... absorbing a 44-0 road loss
International to non-league rival
Academy of Flint at Sandusky.
Dryden. On paper, it would
While not what I appear the writing is on
would classify a marquee the wall in this one.

Photo by Kevin Kissane


matchup, this Thursday’s However, let me remind
non-league battle at 7 you this is the BWAC
p.m.is an intriguing one to where the unexpected can
say the least. very well happen.
Why is that you ask? I am still predicting an
The answer to that query Almont win, but it will be
Capac’s Jake Sawyers looks to pick up a first down in a game versus Durand last Thursday. is the last time these two a bit closer than most
teams collided they com- anticipate.
Opener: Capac falls in first game of season, 27-20 bined for 100 total points,
with International
When the clock zeroes
out for the last time,
from page 17 Academy of Flint coming Almont walks off the field
out on top of a 55-45 ver- a 30-18 victor.
20-point output aided by a dict. Capac at Caro
Joe Montney to Jordan This time around I The winner of this
Hellmuth seven-yard don’t see the points com- Thursday’s clash, set for 7
touchdown pass; a ing as often, but in no p.m., will enjoy the taste
Montney to Trevor Boers way is that to suggest the of victory of the first
10-yard touchdown pass; a contest will be a low- time.
Lonnie Fritz tackles the scoring affair. Both teams Caro heads into the
opposing quarterback in will be seeking their first matchup fresh off a 20-0
the end zone for a safety; win this fall. road loss to non-league
and a Montney to Dan International Academy Birch Run, while Capac
Parski 10-yard touchdown of Flint is coming off a aims to bounce back fol-
pass. 40-0 loss to perennial lowing a 27-20 setback to
For the evening, powerhouse Deckerville, visiting non-conference
Montney connected on while Dryden was idle a counterpart Durand.
seven of 14 pass plays for week ago. For Capac to prevail,
105 yards as Capac’s quar- I look for Dryden to they must keep their turn-
terback. He threw two get out to a quick start, overs to a minimum. If
interceptions along the taking a 12-0 lead after they can do that, good
way. one quarter is done. things will follow.
His successful tosses International Academy I see them passing
were distributed to four of Flint then mounts a the test. Give me the
Photo by Kevin Kissane

different targets. Jordan comeback, only to drop a Chiefs of Capac High to


Hellmuth (three catches for 32-30 outcome at night’s notch a 20-18 triumph.
60 yards), Boers (two
receptions for 36 yards),
Parski (one catch for eight
yards) and Jordan Cherry
(one reception for one
Capac quarterback Joe Montney seeks out an open receiver in Thursday’s
game with Durand.
Dryden set to get
season underway
yard).
The Capac ground 49 yards) put up Capac’s and seven assists) and assists) supported their per-
attack added 133 yards. It best numbers. The remain- Omar Navarro (three solos formances.
took them 24 rushes to ing 11 Chief rushes netted and six assists) paced Capac returns to action
produce that total. a combined 31-yard gain. Capac’s defensive unit. this Thursday when it trav- By Kevin Kissane ing last Friday, only to
Individually, Hellmuth Conner Robinson Sawyers (four solos and els to Caro. The non- Tri-City Times Sports Editor see that contest removed
(53 yards on five totes) and (eight solos and three two assists) and Lonnie league clash lists a 7 p.m. from their schedule due
Sawyers (eight rushes for assists), Boers (four solos Fritz (three solos and three starting time. DRYDEN — The to low numbers on their
Dryden varsity football roster.
team will take to the field “We only had eight
Spartans: Redskins get season opener, 44-0 for the first time this sea-
son when it entertains
players when the decision
was made to cancel the
from page 17 yards on 12 totes) support- defense. Kulin (six solos) City’s cause. International Academy of game,” Dryden Coach Al
ed his performance. The plus Lance Wolford and Imlay City will look to Flint in a non-league Hutchinson said. “Since
attack managed 99 yards remaining 13 Spartan car- Dakota Sandzik (five solos bounce back this Thursday game this Thursday. That then we have added some
on 33 totes. ries netted a combined each) put up good numbers when it hosts Blue Water matchup lists a 7 p.m. players,” he noted.
Individually, Hunter eight-yard loss. as well. Area Conference rival starting time. “The team is looking
Mullins led Imlay City Cristian Rojas (eight Rojas and Wyatt Almont. That battle is Dryden was originally forward to finally playing
with eight carries for 76 solos and two assists) Luther added a fumble slated to get underway at 7 slated to play at Morrice a game. They can’t wait
yards. Kyle Kulin (31 paced Imlay City’s recovery each to Imlay p.m. in a non-conference meet- to get things started.”

Cross Country

Dryden pulls up 12th at Birch Run


By Kevin Kissane Mason (169), Montrose (474), Byron (481), 18:27.43; Ronny Hudson,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor (186), Ithaca (189), Bad Saginaw Michigan 46th, 19:17.35; Reed Hall,
Axe (196), Frankenmuth Lutheran Seminary (514), 91st, 20:40.02; and
TRI-CITY AREA — (215), Essexville Garber Saginaw Valley Lutheran Andrew Sisler, 138th,
The Dryden boys’ cross and New Lothrop (237 (539), North Branch (620) 21:55.07.
country squad obtained a each), Swartz Creek (249), and Chesaning (654). Charlie Aldrich, 31st,
12th-place finish last Madison Heights Capac also participat- 18:48.57; paced Capac’s
Thursday at the Birch Run Lamphere (251), Dryden ed but did not field a com- four-runner contingent.
Early Invitational. (264), Cass City (301), plete squad. Logan Swantek, 66th,
Macomb Dakota (78 Hemlock (340), Midland Brenden Knuth, ninth, 19:52.35; Ben Rodriguez,
points) took team honors Bullock Creek (403), Flint 17:33.41; led Dryden that 69th, 20:02.25; and Hank
that day. They were fol- Kearsley (437), Birch Run day. He was backed by Barker, 108th, 20:56.8;
lowed by Clio (120 points), (445), Ortonville Brandon Ethan Rozanski, 23rd, also represented the Chiefs.

Dryden brings home 15th at Birch Run


By Kevin Kissane followed by Mason (99 Michigan Lutheran that day. The Cardinals
Tri-City Times Sports Editor points), Dakota (127), Semianry (410), Birch Run also counted results from
Ithaca (134), Swartz Creek (415), Chesaning (433), Teagan Norman, 59th,
Photo by Kevin Kissane

TRI-CITY AREA — (140), Byron (158), Montrose (473) and 23:58.51; Maria Ryan,
The Dryden girls’ cross Hemlock (242), Walled Saginaw Swan Valley 116th, 26:20.02; Josie
country team registered a Lake Central (253), Clio (506). Carpenter, 119th, 26:22.84;
15th-place showing last (280), Essexville Garber Capac also competed and Kylie DeVlaminck,
Thursday at the Birch Run (287), Bad Axe (292), New but did not field a complete 146th, 27:22.79.
Early Invitational. Lothrop (303), Saginaw squad. Lilly Rodriguez repre-
Frankenmuth’s Valley Lutheran (332), Hannah Peyerk, 52nd, sented Capac that day. Her Dryden’s Brenden Knuth picks up the pace
74-point total paced the North Branch (402), 23:50.17; logged the swift- time of 23:54.55 paid off during a cross country meet last year. Knuth
field assembled. They were Dryden (409), Saginaw est Dryden performance with a 55th. took ninth at Thursday’s Birch Run Invite.
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Tennis Stats and Standings


FOOTBALL Luther (IC)
Rojas (IC)
1 Imlay City
1
1 97 97 Cros-Lex 0-0 1-0 Mayville
Dryden
0-0 1-0
0-0 0-1
Yale 0-0 1-0
STAT LEADERS Team Defense North Branch 0-0 1-0 Peck 0-0 0-1
Receiving G Yds Avg
C Yds Avg Algonac 0-0 0-1
Touchdowns Almont 1 103 103 Greater Thumb League
Rinke (A) 3 Schapman (A) 3 139 46.3 Richmond 0-0 0-1
Imlay City 1 361 361
Hellmuth (C) 3 60 20.0 East Division
Schapman (A) 2 Imlay City 0-0 0-1
Boers (C) 2 36 18.0 Capac 1 383 383
Brown City 0-0 1-0
Lulgjuraj (A) 1 Malcolm (A) 1 19 19.0 Armada 0-0 0-1
Paupert (A) 1 Harbor Beach 0-0 1-0
Cody (A) 1
Parski (C)
Cherry (C)
1
1
8
1
8.0
1.0 FOOTBALL NCTL 8-Man League Memphis 0-0 1-0
Hellmuth (C)
Boers (C)
1
1 Team Offense
STANDINGS Blue Division Sandusky 0-0 1-0
Deckerville 0-0 1-0 Ubly 0-0 1-0
Parski (C) 1 G Yds Avg Blue Water Area Conference
Almont 1 441 441 League Overall North Huron 0-0 1-0 Capac 0-0 0-1
Quarterbacks Capac 1 238 238 Almont 0-0 1-0 Kingston 0-0 1-0 Marlette 0-0 0-1
Comp Att Yds
Hellebuyck (A) 4 6 158
Montney (C) 7 14 105
Lonnie Wolford (IC) 1 4 -2

Rushing
R Y Avg
Cody (A) 6 132 22.0
Mullins (IC) 8 76 9.5
Hellmuth (C) 5 53 10.6
Rinke (A) 4 51 12.8
Sawyers (C) 8 49 6.1
Lulgjuraj (A) 5 46 9.2

Solo Tackles
G T Avg
Robinson (C) 1 8 8.0
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Rojas (IC) 1 8 8.0


Webster (A) 1 7 7.0
Kulin (IC) 1 6 6.0
Hausmann (A) 1 5 5.0
Mullins (IC) 1 5 5.0
Sandzik (IC) 1 5 5.0
Almont’s Griffin DePauw returns a shot during Boers (C) 1 4 4.0
Sawyers (C) 1 4 4.0
a match last season.

Photo by Kevin Kissane


Almont drops
Interceptions
DeLaurier (A) 1
Paupert (A) 1

match to
Recoveries
Panduren (A) 1 Dryden Coach Al Hutchinson talks to his ballclub in a game last season.

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Honor: Bronze Star awarded veteran


from page 1 despite his injuries. Palazzolo lifted the lieuten-
The medic instructed ant over his left, good,
down. the wounded Palazzolo to shoulder, ignoring the pain
A lieutenant who was go to the landing area to from his right shoulder.
nearby was shot in his legs be evacuated, but first vol- He began the downhill
and buttocks as Palazzolo unteered to aid the lieuten- trek of about 100 yards to
and his sergeant continued ant. the LZ (landing zone)
setting the line of fire — Without hesitation, Pvt. under heavy enemy fire
and placed him on the
medivac. In his rush to get
the soldier to safety,
Palazzolo accidentally
dropped his rifle on the
wounded lieutenant’s legs.
Ronders explained that
it was at that moment that
the wounded, but apprecia-
tive lieutenant thanked
Palazzolo for his bravery
in the face of enemy fire.
“He told the private
that he was okay and
offered his thanks as he
waited evacuation. “I will
put you in for a bronze
star,” the lieutenant said to
Palazzolo.”
Though other soldiers
urged Palazzolo to remain
in the LZ and take the next

Photo by Tom Wearing


Medivac to the field hospi-
tal, he ignored their sug-
gestion.
He instead headed
back up the hill to the fire-
fight. En route he came
Photo by Tom Wearing

Honored Vietnam veteran Joe Palazzolo is pictured with his wife of


across another soldier who nearly 50 years, Cecelia; his daughter and grandson. Also in attendance
had been shot in the right was Joe’s brother, Frank Palazzolo and Lapeer VA Director Ed Ronders.
forearm and left leg and
was slowly crawling back hurtling through the air.
toward the LZ. In the explosion, he
An emotional Joe Palazzolo displays his hard- Recognizing the soldier had suffered shrapnel
earned medal for attendees during ceremony. was in trouble, Palazzolo wounds to his right side. A
stopped, slung him over his medic rushing to his side
good shoulder and repeat- asked what he was doing
Theft: Carving swiped ed the trip to safety.
Ronders said it was the
there for so long, and why
he hadn’t gone back so his
from residents porch second of six times
Palazzolo carried wounded
first wound could be treat-
ed.
from page 1 road. soldiers back to the landing Having survived the
“I think whoever did it area during a battle that deadly firefight, Palazzolo
“It’s just one of those must have planned it, it’s last about six hours. later volunteered and was
things we put on the front not an easy grab and it “Still ignoring the assigned to a Long Range
porch for decoration,” he takes more than one person burning pain in his right Reconnaissance Patrol,
says. to lift it,” he says. shoulder, Palazzolo serving with the 25th
Photo Provided

Today, the Hewelts are The Hewelts filed a returned to the battle area Division until he finished
both incensed and sad that report with the Lapeer when two snipers hiding in his tour.
the unique carved statue County Sheriff ’s trees began firing at the In 2012, he was award-
was stolen from its post Department, and have also Americans. Joe Palazzolo of Imlay City stands in front of ed a Purple Heart for the
outside their front door. circulated photos of the In the chaos, Palazzolo his display containing Vietnam War items at wounds he suffered;
The statue went miss- unique chainsaw carving screamed at an approach- Michigan's Military & Space Heroes Museum. including the shrapnel he
ing sometime between on social media and else- ing captain and two medics still carries in his right side
Sunday, August 19 and where. They’ve also to get down, but his words into the trees, stopping the rejoined what was left of as a reminder of that fate-
Tuesday, August 21, says secured every other yard came too late. snipers. his fellow soldiers. ful day.
Thomas Hewelt. ornament and decoration “All three were shot. While Palazzolo With no officers Palazzolo is a 1965
He remembers seeing they have on their property. The medics were killed returned fire, soldiers from remaining, Palazzolo and gradate of Denby High
the top of the Indian’s intri- “I am just disgusted,” instantly while the captain, C Company tended to the his battered comrades did School on Detroit’s east
cately carved headdress Thomas says. “We just put who later died, was still seriously wounded captain what their training taught side.
from the window view he it out there because it breathing when help while Palazzolo assisted them and returned fire. Drafted into the U.S.
had while turning the air looked nice and we have arrived. the radioman who had However, when the Army in April of 1966, he
conditioner off on Sunday. other stuff out in front of Meanwhile, Palazzolo taken a round in his back. squad began moving down- has been married to wife
On Tuesday, when Thomas the house trying to make and three other soldiers After tending to the hill toward the LZ, an Cecelia for almost 50
went outside, he took a things look nice and now I continued to fire bursts radioman, the private explosion sent Palazzolo years.
look at the front porch and had to chain it all down.”
noticed the Indian was Retirees, Thomas says
gone. he and Diane are sad that
The theft is especially someone invaded their
perplexing and upsetting, space and felt entitled to
Thomas says, because the their own hard-earned pos-
Hewelt house is situated sessions.
some two-to-three-hundred “It just makes us feel
feet off the road, on a busy bad. This was something
stretch of Van Dyke we liked and now we’re
between Weyer Road and worried about the other
old M-21. things we have out there,”
Though he scoured for Thomas says.
footprints and/or tire tracks The Hewelts are hop-
on the lawn for clues, ing someone will spot the
Thomas found nothing Indian and call the sheriff’s
amiss. department or let them
“They obviously drove know where it’s at.
up my driveway or the “The people who did
neighbor’s driveway to get this are lowlifes for steal-
the statue,” he says. “It ing,” Thomas says. “It’s
weighs between two-and- really disgusting.”
three-hundred pounds, so it Anyone with informa-
is not a one person job.” tion on the Hewelt’s chain-
Thomas believes the saw sculpture is urged to
thieves knew the statue call the Lapeer County
was there—as it’s not visi- Sheriff Department at 810-
ble to passersby from the 664-1801.
Photo by Debra Wegner

Van Dyk Farms hosted a special appreciation lunch for their workers last week, hiring Tino’s
Mexican Cuisine to serve up authentic street tacos inside one of the farm’s barns.

Gratitude: Farm teams up with local food truck


from page 1 this is what we should do,” ing particularly unique Herreras’ story.
Sara recalls. about their menu but “I talked it over with
years. Since then they’ve customers seem to appreci- Adam and we decided ‘this
Tino, she said, has been invited to set up shop ate the fresh ingredients is the family we want,’” he
always had a passion for at fairs, festivals, farmers and preparation of their said.
making good food for oth- markets and they’ve had a dishes. Van Dyk Farms has
ers. Previously the family regular stint at Ryan “Everything is made on been growing lettuce and
would cater special events Kersten’s State Farm the truck daily. Every two other crops in Imlay City
for friends and family and Insurance office in Capac. to three hours were making for the last 60 years.
“they’ve been telling us for Tino and Sara serve up new batches of food,” Sara Currently the farm is
Photo provided

years that we should open traditional Mexican dishes said. owned and operated by
a restaurant.” like tacos, burritos, nachos, Matt said he and his Doug and Beth Van Dyk
Then the food truck rice and beans, quesadillas, brother Adam were on the and their sons, Matt and
Distinct features on one-of-a-kind chainsaw came their way. and tamales with chips and hunt for the right establish- Adam, and Dennis and
carving stolen from front porch of the Hewelt “My husband prayed shells made from scratch. ment to cater this special Carol Van Dyk and their
home last week. about it and said God said Sara said there’s noth- meal when he read the daughter, Jaclyn Van Dyk.
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