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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

144th Volume - Issue No. 43

Board defends handling of incident

Imlay City School Board president calls for end to ‘social media firestorm’
By Maria Brown Muir read a statement that She went on to say that the Cindy McEwan, whose son stressed Imlay City Schools fol- matter, per district policy, was was allegedly attacked, said she
lowed their policy and called for handled by the superintendent feels “let down” by the school
IMLAY CITY — The school an end to the “social media fire- and did not come before the for their response to the matter.
district is defending their deci- storm” that has since developed. board for their consideration. The “My son is the victim and he

Trick-or-Treat sion to suspend a high school

student for 10 days after he alleg-
edly assaulted a classmate.
“The student is facing his
consequences. What is happening
now is uncalled for,” Muir said,
only student discipline matters
that the board hears are appeals
made by students recommended
wasn’t offered anything besides
counseling,” she said.
Per the handbook, a high
Costumed kids to After parents of both teens referring to threats allegedly for expulsion. school student can be suspended
flock to Imlay City, addressed the board at Monday made against the assailant and “Let’s get this behind us and
...see page 6 night’s meeting, President Sharon his family. move forward,” Muir said. Defends page 14

of safety
Mussey Twp. Asst. Fire
Chief Joe Nemecek
Spooky Time marks 25 years of
Almont preps for annual teaching safety to kids
Halloween bash,
...see page 7 By Maria Brown
Photo by Tom Wearing
CAPAC — For the last 25 years, Joe
Nemecek has spent part of every
October talking to local kids about fire
Imlay City Mayor Walt Bargen (right) questions City Manager Tom Youatt during For decades, the Mussey Township
Bargen’s last regular meeting as Mayor on October 16. Fire Department has hosted tours of their

Imlay City mayor lays

hall for every kindergartener at Capac
Elementary School during Fire Safety
Week. Every year, firefighters have visit-
ed preschool and second grade class-
rooms at the school to share their fire

down his gavel softly

safety messages and Joe hasn’t missed
an opportunity to participate in the near-
ly 30 years he’s served on the force.

Letting go “We want our presentations to be fun

and interesting but also real,” Joe,
Mussey’s current assistant chief said.
Area couple liquidates
‘The Village Museum, Walt Bargen handled duties with decorum, dignity So, in addition to getting plastic fire
hats and trying out the water hose, kin-
...see page 8 By Tom Wearing “The day to day operations dergarteners see a firefighter in their full of Imlay City are in the very gear, crawling on the floor, demonstrat-
capable hands of (City ing how a firefighter searches for people
IMLAY CITY — For the Manager) Tom Youatt, our in a home.
past seven years, Walt Bargen department heads and city “We want kids to be prepared and
has served as an Imlay City employees,” said Bargen. “The we want them used to seeing a firefight-
commissioner, including the city commission’s task is to set
last five as the city’s mayor. the direction of progress and Safety page 14
Having convened, kept then get out of the way so our
order and closed myriad meet- employees can accomplish it.”
ings as Imlay City’s mayor, Bargen views his role as
Bargen may have struck the mayor similarly, pointing out
gavel for the final time on that the mayor’s authority is
Tuesday, Oct. 16. specific and limited by the city
At the conclusion of the charter.
meeting, Bargen and fellow He pointed out that the
Photo by Carol Nemecek

Playoff bound term-limited city commission- mayor is elected by his/her fel-

ers Amy Planck and Bob Tanis low commissioners and is not
Mayor Walt Bargen at his elected by a vote of the people.
Almont heads into were acknowledged with a last Imlay City Commission
round of applause from a small “The mayor’s responsibility
playoffs with 47-4 win, meeting. is to run the city commission
but appreciative audience.
...see page 17 As mayor, Bargen’s calm, Bargen described himself after meetings twice a month and sit
in on all commissions, includ- Capac kindergarten teacher
understated and respectful the meeting as a mere cog in Dawn Langmesser and her stu-
demeanor helped set the tone the wheel of a city government ing the Planning Commission,
Parks and Recreation, Lamb- dents enjoyed a recent tour of
TRI-CITY for a commission that arguably
was one of the more productive
whose individual and shared
responsibilities are always to Steele Board, and Downtown Mussey Township Fire Hall cour-
tesy of Assistant Fire Chief Joe
in recent memory. serve the residents of Imlay
TIMES In keeping with form, City. Mayor page 14 Nemecek and fellow fire depart-
ment members.

ONLINE Dryden tops county in SAT scores
School officials credit SAT prep class for students’ success judge district performance scores for the PSAT in 9th
especially with a renewed and 10th grade English and
FACEBOOK By Maria Brown focus on making graduates
“college and career-ready.”
10th grade math.
District leaders credit
When the results from the high school’s second DRYDEN — A lot this past spring were year SAT Prep class for
rides on a high school
/Tricitytimes/ junior’s SAT scores-
released, Dryden students
and staff were pleased to
helping Dryden come out
on top and give the Class
entrance into preferred col- discover their school had of 2019 a strong head start
leges and universities, the top scores in Lapeer on their post-graduation
qualifying for honors pro- County with 67 percent of plans.
The Tri-City Times
grams and scholarship juniors meeting bench- “Being so prepared
Photo by Maria Brown

is printed on
recycled paper opportunities for the soon- marks in English (referred made making the test easi-
to-be graduating seniors. to as Evidence-Based er. We took the time to
School districts have a Reading and Writing) and understand it fully,” said
stake in the results too 38 percent of test takers Brenden Knuth, one of last
since the state reports a meeting math benchmarks year’s juniors who helped
class’s average score every Dryden seniors Vince Angel, Paige Abromaitis for an average score of propel Dryden to the top.
year. Standardized tests and Brenden Knuth say the school’s SAT Prep 1015.4. “I have the worst test
scores are a factor parents class helped them perform well on the test and Additionally, Dryden
and the community use to acquire skills they’ll need post-graduation. had the top Lapeer County SAT page 14

Sheriff to hold Drug Take Back Day

Dispose of unused, expired or unwanted meds on Oct. 27
ST. CLAIR COUNTY event,” said Sheriff Tim Department. Office during normal busi-
— The Sheriff ’s Donnellon. This is the 16th time ness hours, Monday
Department will host their “This is a perfect the Sheriff’s Office has through Friday from 8:30
bi-annual National Drug opportunity to dispose of teamed up with the DEA to a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Take Back Day, sponsored your pills, so there isn’t a collect pills. So far, more For more information

Have Fun
by the U.S. Drug possibility for them to be than 1,600 pounds of pills on the Drug Take Back
E n f o r c e m e n t stolen and abused or end up have been collected and Day, go to the Drug
Administration, this in our drinking water. disposed of properly. E n f o r c e m e n t
Saturday, October 27 from All pills must in their Residents may also turn Administration’s website at
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. original package or a plas- in pills at the Sheriff’s
Residents are encouraged tic bag. The main lobby of

and Be to gather unused, expired or

unwanted pills and bring
them to the department’s
main office, located at 1170
Michigan Road in Port
the Sheriff’s Office will be
open where the disposal
container will be located.
Pills are the only medica-
tion that will be accepted.
Eastern Star turkey dinner
TRI-CITYAREA — Can’t wait till Thanksgiving
for a great turkey dinner? All are welcome to head to
Huron Township, for prop- No liquids, patches, syring- downtown North Branch Sunday, November 4 and

er disposal. es or inhalers can be accept- enjoy a full turkey dinner prepared by the North
“We encourage every- ed. Branch Eastern Star at the Masonic Center. The din-
one to participate in this Once the pills are col- ner runs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and includes turkey
lected, they are turned over and all the trimmings, drink and dessert. Cost is $12
Tri-City Times to the DEA for disposal by per adult, $6 per child 5-12 years old; free for kids
   Published weekly by Delores Z. Heim. Office: incineration. under 5.

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Another medical marijuana grower interested

Entrepreneur interested in locating in Capac resolution required by the
state’s Medical Marijuana
Capac needs to prioritize
their repair needs and sub-
mit their findings to the
inspect the current system
and create a plan.
•the council approved
By Maria Brown said referring to potential that some members said Facilities Act.
employees. they wanted to wait on Sometime in June, Department of spending $5,414 to pur-
He said he wanted to taking any actions until Roman indicated his plans Environmental Quality. It chase a nine foot snow
CAPAC — A new gauge the council’s inter- the outcome of that vote had changed. appears the first phase of blade from Southern
entrepreneur has est, seek direction from was known. In May, a survey of work will be done in 2020 Truck Equipment.
approached the council the council on how he Rau was advised to residents indicated a slight with work potentially •members voted to
with interest in starting a should proceed and asked get a copy of that draft majority—355 to 329 extending into 2029. establish trick or treating
medical marijuana grow what criteria they would ordinance and, if he votes—were in favor of a The village received a hours on Halloween,
operation in the village be looking for. desires, ask to be put on medical marijuana grow grant for more than October 31, from 6-7:30
limits. Council members an upcoming meeting operations. $477,000 in 2016 to p.m.
Darrell Rau of relayed to Rau that they agenda. In other meeting mat-

Church plans Harvest Party

Washington, MI, said he’d had crafted an ordinance The village was first ters:
like to apply to the state allowing for growing and approached last fall by •village officials are
for a 500 plant growing processing facilities but Matthew Roman, CEO of working with Spicer to
license through his com- ultimately tabled it and King Midas, who said he develop a stormwater and ATTICA TWP. — New Life Christian Church
pany, Alternative Choice any further discussions was interested in con- wastewater asset manage- invites the public to their annual Harvest Party on
of Michigan, and believes back in June of this year. structing a large industrial ment plan to submit to the October 31 from 6-8 p.m. on their grounds, 4411
Capac would be a good Member Paul Libkie scale medical marijuana state. Mapping of their Newark Road.
place to set up his opera- also referenced the grow operation in Capac current system, made pos- The night will include inflatables, cider and donuts,
tion. upcoming ballot proposal that, he claimed, would sible by a SAW an obstacle course, games, face painting, hayrides and
“There’s a strong ag in November that could have created more than (Stormwater Asset candy. All ages are welcome.
background here and we legalize the use of recre- 200 jobs. The council and Management and For more information, call the church at (810) 724-
need these folks,” Rau ational marijuana, noting planning commission took Wastewater) grant, has 2702 or visit them online at
steps to draft a zoning been completed and now

Supporting Almont Learners and Teachers

S. A. L. T.
A ministry of First Congregational
Church of Almont seeks to support
Saturday November 3, 2018 4:00 to 6:30 pm
the community by providing a place
for children to;
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friends ♥ Explore God’s
Receive world through
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Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Photo provided

Start Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

End Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
(Based on the Almont Community Schools calendar)
Runner Stacey Chambers was in the holiday Fellowship Hall, First Congregational Church
spirit during last year’s Turkey Trot. Prizes will 201 E. St. Clair St. • 810-798-8855
be handed out to the top three costumed par-
ticipants in the 2018 race.

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for Turkey Trot COUPON


Imlay City Christian School
fundraiser is November 17

By Maria Brown Once again, runners are encouraged to get creative

with their attire as prizes
will be handed out for the
dinner choices . . .
Make plans to lace up your
running shoes and take part
best costumes, organizer
Jennifer Schoenherr said. • spaghetti • veal parmesan
in the 4th Annual Imlay
City Christian School
Helena Turkey Trot on
New this year, partici-
pants can utilize the
RaceJoy mobile app, that
• chicken parmesan • meat loaf
November 17.
The fun begins at 9:30
offers free live tracking and
progress alerts on race day.
• 10 pc. shrimp • fish & chips
a.m. at the Imlay City
Christian Reformed
The 5K route will take rac-
ers along 5th Street and the
• country fried steak includes...soup, salad & fruit bar
Church, 395 N. Cedar Polly Ann Trail while the
Street and features a 1 mile Gallop route features a loop Valid at Imlay City Location Only...1 Coupon per person, per visit...Limited time through November 4, 2018.
Gobbler Gallop and 5K track along Main and
Helena Turkey Trot. Once Bancroft streets.
again, organizers are also Supporters who choose
offering a Stuffing Strut to participate in the Stuffing COUPON


Virtual 5K event for racers Strut Virtual 5K will be
who can’t be present on sent a bib number, shirt,

race day but still want to and finishers medal.

$ 99
support the school. “This is simply a way
Participants will come to support the children of
away with a variety of
goodies just for participat-
ICCS if you live far away
or have other activities on with your choice of 1 side . . .
ing and will be in the run- Nov 17 and get some exer-
ning for great prizes too.
All Gobbler Gallop runners
cise while doing so,”
Schoenherr said. French Fries, Salad or Soup
will receive a medal and The school will also be
t-shirt. For 5K races, the collecting canned goods
top three finishers in each that day for St. Paul’s Valid at Imlay City Location Only...1 Coupon per person, per visit...Limited time through November 4, 2018.
age division will receive a Lutheran Food Pantry.
medal and the overall male For more information
and female finishers will or to register to participate,

each get a $100 cash prize visit
plus a $50 gift card from Race/MI/ImlayCity/


Dick’s Sporting Goods. All ICCS2015TurkeyTrot.
runners who pre-register by Proceeds benefit the
November 5 will also get a Imlay City Christian
shirt. Finisher medals will School. For more informa-
be given out to walkers in
this contest too.
tion about the school visit PER ONE ADULT
Cottage Food Law class PURCHASE
NORTH BRANCH — An information session Valid at Imlay City Location Only...1 Coupon per person, per visit...Limited time through November 4, 2018.
regarding Michigan’s ‘Cottage Food Law’ will be
held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 25 at the
Deerfield Twp. Hall, 30 Burnside Rd., North Branch.
The Cottage Food Law was enacted in 2010, and law
allows individuals to manufacture and store certain
types of foods in an unlicensed home kitchen. IMLAY CITY BB
Cottage foods are specific types of foods that can be
manufactured in the kitchen of a single family
domestic residence. The cost is $10; preregistration is
required. Registration available online at https://,
or by calling the Lapeer County MSU Extension 1949 S. Cedar & I-69 810-724-3664
office at 810-667-0341.

Trailer stolen from business

By Maria Brown pentry business, Peters stolen, thinking that an said the contents of the employee moved it. Police
trailer outweigh the value believe it was taken some-
DRYDEN TWP. — of the vehicle itself. time that weekend.
Police are asking for the The trailer contained The 16x7 foot trailer,
public’s help in tracking $68,000 worth of custom with a drop gate, was
down a stolen trailer. flooring, plus various equipped with a lock on the
Chief Shawn Peters tools. In total, the stolen tongue and had a padlock
said a 2008 Pace trailer items are valued at on the drop gate. It did not
was stolen from a commer- $80,000. have any business informa-
cial business in the 4800 Peters said the owner tion, logos or any identifi-
block of Dryden Road discovered it was gone on able marks on the exterior.
sometime last weekend. October 14 but didn’t Peters said the business
Owned by a local car- immediately report it as has not had any previous
thefts and there are cur-
rently no leads on this lar-
Attica United Methodist ceny.
Anyone with informa-
Craft Sale tion is asked to contact
Dryden Twp. Police at

Photo provided
(810) 796-2271.

Harvest Dinner Turkey with all the trimmings Subscribe Imlay City Police and other area police agencies surround vehicle with
Thurs. November 1st
12-2 and 5-7 Today! suspected counterfeiters in it at a local fast food establishment on
Tuesday evening.
Adults $10.00 Attica United Methodist
Children under 12 $5.00
Under 5 Free (in house)
Take out available (adult only)
27 Elk Lake Road
(810) 724-2615 or
Employees help to put
counterfeit trio on ice
Call Ahead for Takeout Orders
Imlay City officers arrest three Others responding to
the scene were police offi-
women for passing bogus bills cers from Almont, Dryden
and Metamora.
By Tom Wearing in a silver, 4-door Dodge Pike said the suspects
showcase series Avenger, whose license are believed to be the same
showcase series plate number was DWG- women involved in similar
I M L AY   C I T Y   —

5922. crimes earlier Monday in

Imlay City Dairy Queen Police reported that the the City of Marlette.
employees are being cred- serial numbers on all of the Marlette police report-
ited with helping put the bills were consistent and
November3 •37:30pm
• 7:30pm freeze on a trio of female that counterfeit pens typi-
ed several incidents of fake
$100 bills being circulated
Despite having
having made
made 125125appearances
appearances in movies and and
in movies
counterfeiters on Tuesday cally used to identify fake at various locations
TVTV(he was the guitar player in the Dueling
(he was the guitar player in the Dueling Banjos Banjos evening, Oct. 16. bills proved to be ineffec- between 12:30 and 2 p.m.
scene in in
Deliverance), what Ronny
what Cox Cox
Ronny sayssays
he loves
he loves Imlay City Police tive. on Monday.
most is is
singing andandplaying the the
playing guitar. His music
guitar. His music responded at around 7:50 In a community-wide In those incidents,
eclectic,a woven
a woven tapestry
tapestryof songs
of songsand and
stories p.m. to 1761 S. Cedar St., NIXLE alert, Imlay City police said the suspects
with ananover-all
over-all arcarc
eventually comes
eventually together
comes together where on-duty employees police advised businesses used fake bills to purchase
and tells
tells something
something about
about “the“the
humanhuman condition”.
condition”. at the fast-food restaurant throughout the area to be
With thethegiftgift
of of a consummate
a consummate storyteller,
storyteller, he shares
he shares
VISA gift cards and other
funny, sad
employees reported suspi- on the lookout for counter- merchandise.
funny, sad andand tender
tender moments,
moments, enhancing
enhancing thesethese
great stories with cious activity. feit bills. The employees at The more recent inci-
great stories with hishis lulling
lulling Southwestern
Southwestern folk music
folk music
sound. A concert
A concert by by
thisthis world-class
world-class musician
musician and and
On Monday, Oct. 15, the Dairy Queen were dents marked the second
song-writer is aisperformance
a performance not not
to betomissed.
be missed. multiple Imlay City busi- among those alerted to the time in less than a month
nesses reported incidents of earlier incidents. that bogus money had been
bogus $100 bills being Police Chief Scott Pike reported in that community.
passed at their establish- said Sgt. Tim Wolford and On Sept. 26, Marlette
ments. Officer David Rock police issued an alert about
Employees at those responded to the scene and counterfeit $20 and $5 bills
locations informed police arrested three black women being circulated at busi-
that the suspects, three on multiple charges of cir- nesses over a period of
For ticket information call 810-664-4824 black women, left the scene culating counterfeit bills. days.
For ticket information call 810-664-4824


Commissioners table Vlasic water rate hike

City approves a 9% increase for residential users “We ask that you defer
the vote until the next
increased costs have less to
do with the volume of
aged to reduce its annual
water use last year, but not
By Tom Wearing period. result in an agreement pal- meeting to allow us time to water Vlasic is using— nearly enough to offset
As a result, the current atable to Vlasic officials, look at further information. than when they are using it. increased use during peak This could become a sev- “The problem comes hours.
minimum rate of $35.60 resulting in the company’s
per quarter for residents request they be granted en-figure issue for us.” down to Vlasic far exceed- Youatt indicated that a
IMLAY CITY— At Youatt said Vlasic, the ing its usage limits during special commission meet-
the request of Vlasic Foods will increase to $38.80 per more time to review data
quarter. and study options. city’s largest user of water, maximum peak hours in ing to include Vlasic offi-
Plant Manager Tim Wagner had been advised of the June through August,” said cials has been tentatively
and legal counsel Doug Both increases were “We’re willing to work
recommended by the city’s with the city,” said Wagner. situation and there is no Youatt. “That’s where the scheduled for Oct 30, dur-
Donnell, city commission- simple solution to resolv- costs are being incurred.” ing which commissioners
ers agreed on Oct. 16 to utility consultant Stantec, “But this is a big increase
based on across-the-board for us that would affect our ing the problem. Ironically, Youatt noted are expected to vote on the
table a vote on a proposed He pointed out that the that the company had man- proposed water increase.
20% water rate increase for increases being passed bottom line.
the business. along to customers by
However, before they Great Lakes Water
did, commissioners voted Authority (GLWA).
7-0 to increase residential Vlasic representatives
water rates 9% for a period recently met with Imlay
of two years. City Manager Tom Youatt,
The increase will trans- DPW Supt. Ed Priehs and
late to an additional $3.20 GLWA representatives to
per quarter for residents discuss the proposed rate
using up to 10,000 gallons hike.
of water over a three-month That meeting failed to

Ed Tech Center hosts

Open House on Nov. 5
ATTICA TWP. — The hand. College representa-
Lapeer County Ed Tech tives will be available to
Center invites the public to discuss curriculum offer-
their Community Open ings for community and
House on Monday, adult education students.
November 5. From 5-7 The Lapeer County
p.m. parents, potential stu- Education and Technical
dents and community Center is designed to pro-
members can tour the vide Career and Technical
building and see where stu- instruction for high school
dents get hands-on and aca- students in high skill, high
demic instruction in 20 dif- wage, and high demand
ferent program areas. technical careers.
Prospective students, To learn more visit
and parents, will have this w w w. l c i s d . k 1 2 . m i . u s /
opportunity to speak with schools/education_technol-
instructors and explore ogy_center or call 810-
educational options. 664-1124. The Ed Tech
College and military repre- Center is located at 890 N.
sentatives will also be on Lake Pleasant Rd.

Church plans Harvest Party

ATTICA TWP. — New Life Christian Church
invites the public to their annual Harvest Party on
October 31 from 6-8 p.m. on their grounds, 4411
Newark Road.
The night will include inflatables, cider and donuts,
an obstacle course, games, face painting, hayrides and
candy. All ages are welcome.
For more information, call the church at (810) 724-
2702 or visit them online at

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early childhood programs Imlay City firefighters served up cider and donuts at the fire hall during
last year’s event.

in Lapeer County
Merchant Trick-or-Treat
TEXT “Tots” to 33222 and is Saturday in Imlay City
change your child’s future Costumed children to converge from 11-1 downtown
By Tom Wearing 27 to see the Extreme which operate downtown. Dance Team’s dance per- Hamel adds that those
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formance of “Thriller,” a
perennial crowd favorite at
wishing to register before
the deadline may do so by
contacted by a team member and receive Chamber of Commerce
welcomes all business
Merchant Trick-or-Treat.
In addition, Tom Schutz
calling her at 810-542-3256
or by emailing to: eventco-
important information and tips for your kids owners to open their doors
and pass out candy to kids
of Output Music will be on
hand to play “spooky”
ages birth to kindergarten entry. during Merchant Trick-or-
Treat on Saturday, Oct. 27.
music for the occasion. The
music is being sponsored
Those businesses that
are currently not Chamber
From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Lil’ of Everything’ members can sign up for
children in costumes will Halloween Store and 123 just $32.50 for membership
be treated to candy and Escape Room, both of through December 31.
goodies, while adults are
welcome to do a little shop-
Chamber of Commerce
Trick-or-Treat at Goodland library
Event Coordinator Shannon GOODLAND TWP. — The Goodland Township
Hamel invites any busi- Library will be open for trick-or-treating from 3-7
nesses that have yet to sign p.m. on Halloween (Wednesday, Oct. 31). Children of
up to do so ASAP. all ages are invited to stop in for cider, Halloween
There is no registration activities and treats. Visitors can also choose from a
fee for Chamber members wide variety of Halloween books. The library is
and a $10 fee for non-mem- located at 2370 N. Van Dyke Road next to the
bers. Goodland Twp. Hall and Fire Dept. Call 810-721-
‘Thriller Time’ 2110 or email for
Hamel says attendees more information.
should arrive early on Oct.

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Final meeting for three

veteran commissioners
Bargen, Planck, Tanis end tenures on Imlay City Board
By Tom Wearing ership will also be missed.” “Bob Tanis has been a
very dedicated city com-
IMLAY CITY — Last missioner whose insight
Tuesday’s (Oct. 16) regu- into public safety issues,
lar city commission meet- particularly with our fire
ing was the last for three department, has been
term-limited city commis- invaluable,” Youatt contin-
sioners —Mayor Walt ued. “His leadership and

Photo by Tom Wearing

Bargen, Amy Planck and input will also be greatly
Bob Tanis. missed.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Also extending best
Imlay City residents will wishes to the three depart-
vote to fill four open seats ing commissioners was
on the city commission. Imlay City Fire Chief,
City Clerk/Treasurer
Commissioner and for- Commissioner Bob
Rick Horton. Music in remembrance
Lynn Eutsler said five resi- “I very much appreci-
mer City Manager Amy Tanis steps down from Imlay City resident Cal Whitmore performs
dents filed to run by the ate the support you’ve
Planck is term-limited. term-limited seat. the second of the Donald Davenport
application deadline, given our fire department,”
whose names will appear two-year term. tion and vision is unique said Horton. “It’s been a Memorial Music Series at the Ruth Hughes
on the Nov. 6 ballot. City Manager Tom and the city has accom- privilege to work with all Library in Imlay City on Saturday. The final
They include Stu Youatt thanked Bargen, plished many great proj- of you. concert of the series will be held on Wed.,
Davis, Frank Demske, Planck and Tanis for help- ects during his tenure. “As mayor, Walt has Nov. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. as the ‘Michiwinds
Alan Rosenbalm, Ted ing lead the city during a “He has led the city been very supportive and Chamber Ensemble’ takes center stage. For
Sadler and Kelly period of both challenges with dignity and respect professional,” he added. more information about this and all other
Villanueva. and accomplishments. and his leadership will be “It’s evident now that you happenings at the library call (810) 724-8043
Eutsler said two resi- “This has been an out- missed.” are all going to missed.” or visit
dents, Greg Rowden and standing group of individ- “Amy (Planck) has Though Oct. 16 was
Julie Salsido, have regis- uals to work with,” benefitted the city through the last official regular

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tered to run as write-in said Youatt. “I want to her vast experience both as meeting for Bargen, Planck
candidates. thank Amy, Bob and Walt a former city manager and and Tanis, they are expect-
The three individuals for all their hard work and as a commissioner,” said ed to be present for a yet-
with the highest vote totals dedication to the city.” Youatt. “Her insight into to-be scheduled pre-elec-
will be elected to four-year “Walt has been an out- the issues has led to great tion special meeting, when
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terms on the commission; standing mayor and leader discussion resulting in commissioners vote on a
while the fourth-highest of the City since 2013,” great decisions. Her ser- proposed 20% water A Quote!
vote recipient will serve a said Youatt. “His dedica- vice, dedication and lead- increase for Vlasic Foods.

‘Spooky Time’ bash or

Halloween tradition contin-
from Hy’s Cider Mill, free
candy, hayrides, a photo
ues Saturday, Oct. 27 with booth, pumpkin decorating.
the return of the Spooky prizes for the best costumes
Time & Truck-or-Treat cel- and much more.
ebration from 1-3 p.m. at Kids’ Sight Vision
Almont Community Park. Screening will be available,
The 2018 event is being compliments of the Lions
co-sponsored by the Almont Club.
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Lions Club and Orchard Almont Community

Arbor. Park is located at the foot of ALMONT CAPAC METAMORA
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Why your probate judge matters...
The role of probate judge is vital in any community. In Lapeer County Justus C. Scott has worked for more than
17 years handling the most important issues of area families. Some of the responsibilities of probate judge include:
Probate court is the legal process by which the property a CONSERVATORSHIPS:
person owns, and their debts, after their death are distributed Minor Guardianships: When parents agree that they are not
or resolved to the rightful heirs and creditors. able to properly care for their children, then another person,
(usually a grandparent or family member) can petition to be
the minor’s guardian for the care and custody of the child until
the parent is able to resume their responsibility.
When parents can’t or won’t properly care for their children the
Family Court must step in to protect the children’s rights and Incapacitated Adults: When an adult due to a physical
provide them with a safe and loving home. or mental disability is no longer able to make appropriate
decisions for their care. The court can appoint a guardian.
ADOPTIONS: Conservatorships: When an adult due to a physical or mental
Providing a safe, loving, forever home for children when disability is no longer able to make appropriate fianancial
parental rights have been terminated or released, but only decisions. The court can appoint a conservator.
after first determining the reliability, responsibility and
Developmentally Disabled Persons: When due to
suitability of adoptive parents to ensure the maximum healthy
Justus & Diane with family, son Justus & wife Ann, son Christopher & wife Christyn, a disability prior to age 18 a person is not able to make
environment and prospects for the adoptees future.
granddaughter Allie & grandson Jackson appropriate decisons regarding their care and well being, a
DIVORCES: person, (usually their parent), can petiton to be appointed

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When a couple can no longer live together the court must guardian to help them make decisions regarding their care
equitably divide property, debts, and investments and and needs.
determine the best interests of the children for custody,

portion of your ballot and parenting time, and child support. Judge Scott has the experience and compassion
to make these crucial decisions.

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Memories remain of ‘Village Museum’

Tom & Nancy Spencer bid farewell to large collection
By Catherine Minolli job as the bus mechanic for Almont Schools, Tom
enjoyed tinkering and fix-

Photo courtesy Rowley Auction Services

TRI-CITY AREA — ing things. A fabricator
Objects. Items. Things. who knows his way
With time, many of them around machinery, he
gain value; with or with- even had his own machine
out time, all of them tell shop, which made fixing
stories. things a whole lot easier.
That being the case, Once people found out
Tom and Nancy Spencer’s Tom’s penchant for col-
things were like the lecting, the collection
Library of Congress—a grew. A mechanic and fabricator, Tom’s collection
vast collection of tools, “People realized that I included a lot of motorized vehicles and rare
vehicles and the very stuff was collecting this stuff motorcycles.
of life from bygone years. and not selling it, so a lot

Photo courtesy Rowley Auction Services

Tom began collecting of people would either “Over the years, I just “The two rooms were
interesting items two give me their old things or kept accumulating it, and set up so you could view
decades ago—tools, farm tell me about places they when you don’t sell it, it everything from the ceil-
implements and mechani- knew of that had old piles up.” ing to the floor,” Tom
cal items. Retired from his things,” Tom says. It piled up to such an recalls. “There were thou-
extent that Tom and sands of items in there.”
Nancy figured they may From old tools to
as well showcase it. The signs, bicycles, scooters
couple arranged the items and gas pumps, the
in two huge rooms in their Spencers called their Nancy and Tom Spencer say goodbye to
setup ‘The Village antique gas pump, and ‘The Village Museum,’
Museum.’ a collection of interesting items they’ve gath-
Though they never ered over the years.
advertised it, word of
mouth helped spread the
word and soon the
Spencers were opening
their doors to clubs and
Last weekend, the
Spencers said goodbye to

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Laura Zelenak D.O. Michelle Simpson N.P. Susan Reuter N.P.
Board Certified Board Certified Board Certified
The Village Museum in
preparation for a move to

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Attica. Tom’ll be 81 next
month, and keeping up
with the collection, the
house, outbuildings and


their ten acres of land is
getting to be a bit much.
Rowleys Auction Service
Now Offering Cornerstone Wellness helped Tom and Nancy Huge crowd gathers for the liquidation of ‘The
find new homes for their Village Museum’ as auctioneer Brian Rowley
Weight Management things. of Rowley’s Auction Services does his thing.
• In Office Lab Testing • X-Ray • Lesion Removal “Rowley’s Auction
• Wart Removal • Well Baby Visits • Immunizations Service was honored to an auction like you’ve Tom says. “So much of it
• Diabetes • Hypertension • Women’s Wellness Gas pump from the liquidate ‘The Village never seen before.” I acquired when it was in
• Sports Physicals • Same Day Sick Visits • Care Management early 1900s was among Museum,’ the lifelong col- Though he’s a bit mel- a state of need of repair.
• Joint Injections • Most Insurances Accepted the Spencer’s collec- lections of Tom Nancy ancholy about letting the Most of the stuff I got
tion. Spencer,” Brian Rowley vast collection go, Tom needed repairing, and that
6672 Newark Road • Imlay City has his memories. was the biggest enjoyment
says. “It took all day to
(810) 724-0591 Hagerman Road home auction with three auc- “I’m going to miss it I had was making stuff
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Plaid shirts herald in hunting season

Remenap’s ‘Plaid Shirt Night’ returns to Capac H.S. Nov. 1 Briedenstein of Canterbury
Creations; Rebecca
Outdoor Power & Sport;
Petoskey Stone Media;
By Tom Wearing able to get back together buck entries. Store; Mike Savage- Homer-The Printshop; and Tom Friedsberg-Life with friends and fellow Speaking of trophy Climate Control; Nate Fronneys; Ryan Kersten O’Riley Party Store.
hunters and recalling all bucks, Remenap encour- Hollenbeck-Holly State Farm; Steve Francis- For further informa-
CAPAC — It’s time to the good times,” he said. ages anyone with trophies Meadows; Paul Block; Country Smoke House; tion about 2018 Plaid Shirt
move that favorite plaid “For a lot of us—it’s about of their own to bring them Paul Dewitt Electric; Tom Kinzer, Just Land Night, contact Joe
shirt (the one that’s been tradition.” along to the show for dis- Randy Schultz-Schultz Sales; Tri-County Bank; Remenap at 586-201-
on a hanger and worn for Remenap said about play. Firearms; Pete Ron Gray-NAPA; Greenia 9093.
special occasions) from 30 vendors have signed up Listed among this
the back of the closet to to participate in this year’s year’s Plaid Shirt Night
the front. show. vendors are K-C Insurance,
The occasion? In addition to an abun- Kurt Robinson; Blumerich
Joe Remenap’s 24th dance of hunting-related Farms; Buck;
“Plaid Shirt Night,” is set equipment and products Butch Tkalcac Lumber;
to return to Capac High for sale, attendees are eli- Campbell Farm Market;
School Thursday, Nov. 1, gible to win door prizes Capac Chamber of
starting at 5 p.m. and numerous donated Commerce; Carol Treece; Imlay City Area Chamber
Admission to the show items by purchasing raffle Chris Glombowski;
is $5, with parking plenti- tickets from local organi- Claudette Ginter; Dan of Commerce presents
ful, both behind and zations and for various Snyder; Dr. Noffert, DDS;
around the school grounds.
The event officially
signals the arrival of hunt-
ing season for hundreds of
good causes.
Abbas guest speaker
This year’s guest
speaker will again be Fred
Dr. Robert Young, DDS;
Erika Wendt; Fred and
Greg Abbas; Harold
Kemler, Son-in-Law
merchant trick or treat
local sportsmen, women Abbas of A-Way Hunting Products; Jeff Johnson,
D a n c e S at u r d a y, O c to b e r 2 7 t h
and children. Products and A-Way Gem & Diamond
Ex treme form! 11 am - 1 pm
“There’s been a chill in Outdoors TV. Specialists; Jeff Wallace-
wi l l p e r
the air and a lot of people Remenap said he Ameriprise; Jessica Hurd; Output Music, DJ
are getting real excited expects that Abbas will John Borkovich; Joe Sponsored by...Lil of Everything Halloween Store and 123 Escape Room
about hunting season,” reveal yet more of the Herrington, Wildlife
said Remenap. “Especially “tried-and-true” tactics Haven Taxidermy; Jody Imlay City Fire Dept Botanas El Paiza I.C. United Methodist Church
me —I can feel it. which have earned him the Rawlins, Mr. R’s; John Kitty's Place Pizza Machine Barbara Yockey Law Office
“The best thing about title of Michigan’s all-time Ohmer, Bizzy Bugs; Kathy Kimberly Bizon Imlay City Ford New Car Building McDonald's
this time of year is being leader in record trophy Voight, VF Sports; The Imlay City Hardware Imlay City Ford Used Car Building Little Caesar's
A Million Dreams Studio CC's Computer Repair Tiana's Dollar N' Deals
Kroger Nachos Taco House Goodwill
Jets Pizza Days Inn Lapeer County Vision
Somewhere in Time Cricket Wireless Parsch's Automotive
Photography Studio Milnes Chevy Hiram's
Dairy Queen Lalonde Chrysler Imlay City Sprint
Jalisco Bakery Tubby’s Lakestone
Ruth Hughes Memorial Library
Shear Hair Located at the Farmer’s Market
Lil of Everything
The Print Shop Imlay City Police Department
Doug Halabickey State Farm Crossroads Baptist Church
Hickory Square Apartments
Imlay City Cleaners Clendenan Chiropractic
Mette Financial
Gem & Diamond Specialist Tri-County Bank Brandon’s Detailing
Imlay City Florist Great Clips Tri-City Times
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Visitors check out one of multiple displays and vendor booths during
last year’s Plaid Shirt Night in Capac.

Fall band concert Your Hometown

in Capac. Oct. 25
Student artwork also on display
By Maria Brown

CAPAC — The arts

will be on full display
tomorrow, October 25,
when Capac Jr./Sr. High
School hosts a Fall Band
and Choir Concert at the
that night.
Vocal music teacher
Caleb Sinclair said the
selections are “extremely
diverse, ranging from
Renaissance sacred music,
to contemporary vocal
jazz, to rousing wind band
marches and world
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Our Opinion
Letters from our readers...
Prop 2 will return the voice to citizens
Teen drivers Proposal Two, a very
important issue on the
say in who was elected, you
would still be subject to all
One side has a legion of
nonpartisan citizens who
Chamber of Commerce and
other special interests fund

need guidance November ballot, is hard

to explain because only
a few people know about
the decisions they made.
That would include
how much tax you pay and
signed petitions to get it on
the ballot and think it
should end—for both par-
much of the message of this
group. People with lots of
money want gerrymander-

the concept of gerryman- what it goes toward. Laws ty’s use. They studied plans ing to continue, allowing
arents, it’s time to again talk to your dering. about guns, schools and from other states and com- them to exert control over
teen driver about the importance of Maybe it is more medical care. posed an idea that will put the outcome of our elec-
important to explain what it Gerrymandering dimin- citizens in charge of mak- tions.
being mindful and fully alert behind does, how it affects you, the ishes your voice. ing sure gerrymandering is Seems like the choice is
the wheel. voter. Gerrymandering has not used by either party clear if you want elections
Recent research from the AAA Imagine that someone existed for a long time. And anymore. They want you to be fair and meaningful.
Foundation for Traffic Safety found that told you that some people’s with advanced technologies to vote YES on Proposal Vote YES on Proposal Two
vote counted as one vote, today, it has become easy to Two. and return the voice back to
teen drivers put everyone on the roadway but that your vote only use it to control elections. The other side says the citizens, not rich politi-
at risk of a deadly crash, especially if they counted half. We have two opposing idea won’t work, isn’t con- cians.
are bringing teen passengers along for the Even though you obvi- groups telling you how to stitutional, and still favors —Carolyn Medland
ride. ously wouldn't get as much vote about Proposal Two. political parties. The Lapeer Twp.
When a teen driver has only teen pas-
sengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate
for all people involved in a crash
The Judge Justus Scott you don’t know
increased 51 percent. Conversely, the I’m writing to tell you and when he’s not on the and vice-versa. Allie is very dren. If anyone can under-
about the Judge (Justus) bench, you’ll probably find busy, but when she sees her stand this, it is Judge Scott.
study found that fatality rates in crashes Scott you don’t know. him tinkering in the garage, “Bumpa,” she climbs in his He understands first-hand
decreased by eight percent when older Many of you have interact- fixing something (he often lap and they sing songs the struggles that families
passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen ed with him over the last 39 says he can fix anything but together. Allie will sit in deal with in his courtroom,
years of his public service a broken heart), going hunt- Justus’s lap for long peri- because he knows what it is
driver. Considering the increased risk cre- while he was Prosecutor, or ing, fishing, or spending ods of time—and she like to have a child like
ated by a combination of teen drivers and as Probate Judge. The time with his family. doesn’t do this with anyone Allie that needs the kind of
teen passengers, AAA emphasizes the Judge Scott you know is On that note—13 years else. They have a very spe- protection the probate court
need for teen drivers to gain adequate quiet, soft spoken and all ago, I gave birth to Justus cial bond. When we need can offer. He’s also very
business. He also doesn’t and (his wife) Diane’s first help with Allie, we can experienced, smart, good-
supervised training, especially in different know that I wrote this. grandchild, Allie. Allie was always depend on Justus hearted, and I hope you’ll
driving scenarios, before taking what I have known Judge born with a rare genetic and Diane. vote for him November 6,
could be a fatal drive. Scott personally for 20 disorder, and later diag- A probate judge deals as he possesses all of the
According to the AAA research, teen years, as I am his daughter- nosed with autism. Allie is with family court and peo- qualities you want your
in-law. The Judge Scott I 13, but functions like a 2-4 ple who are at risk—the probate judge to have.
drivers were involved in more than 1 mil- know would give you the year old. I wish you all elderly, the disabled, and Fondly,
lion police-reported crashes resulting in shirt off of his back. He’s could see Judge Scott with parents who are having dif- —Christyn Scott
more than 3,200 deaths in 2016. an extremely hard worker, Allie. He simply adores her ficulty caring for their chil- Grand Blanc
Researchers pinpointed that when teens
were carrying teen passengers, fatality
rates jumped:
Almont’s Margaret Farley remembered
•56 percent for occupants of other This Saturday, October of effectively communicat- months when she wasn’t Historical Society just
vehicles 27, will be the 100th anni- ing the material so that stu- getting paid. received. If we needed a
versary of the birth of one dents just seemed to natu- At the visitation before date or sequence of events
•45 percent for the teen driver of Almont’s great ladies. rally learn and retain the her funeral, another one of corrected or verified,
•17 percent for pedestrians and cyclists Mary Margaret Farley was material. her students, Rick Bryce, Margaret and Ruth are the
The stats are alarming, and indicate born on October 27, 1918 Margaret would do stated the best description ones we would ask.
that parents need to continue to take an to Mark and Mary O’Neill whatever it took to help her that I have heard for One of the few things
Farley. She attended one- students. In second grade, Margaret: “She was always that Margaret wanted to
active role in their teen’s driving experi- room schools before gradu- my brother, David, was happy. She was always achieve but didn’t, was to
ence, and to reinforce safe driving habits ating from Almont High seriously ill and in the hos- smiling. She was the ulti- reach her one hundredth
and smart decision making when behind School in 1936. After grad- pital. As his teacher, she mate teacher.” Completely birthday. Margaret, we still
the wheel. Distracted driving—whether uation, she continued her went to the hospital to help true and correct. remember you and will cel-
education to become a him keep up with his class- Margaret and her sister, ebrate your birthday for you.
it’s from cell phone use or a car full of teacher. mates. Once he had come Ruth (who is still with us, Thanks for the memories.
friends—pose deadly risks to drivers of She taught in the one- home but wasn’t attending Thank God), were and are —James Richard Wade Sr.
all ages. room Rider and Bowers school, she would come out an invaluable source of the President
schools before teaching in to the house and continue history of Almont. Ruth Almont Community
Supervised driving— with parents in Imlay City, Birmingham his education. She even will be identifying people Historical Society
the passenger seat—is the first step to and Almont. She had a way came during the summer in the photographs the Dryden
teaching teens how to become responsible
and safe drivers. AAA offers a multitude
of resources at to
help coach teen drivers, in addition to
Better off than we were two years ago
these tips: Voter’s Guide 2018 who interpret the streets and pounding on unemployment rates are
Election: Constitution consistent doors of the Supreme too low? Vote Democratic
•Require teens to log at least 100 hours •Think 3.7% unem- with whatever political Court are appropriate? •Don’t approve of the
of supervised practice driving with a par- ployment rate is too low whim is popular at the Vote Democratic new trade agreement
ent before driving solo. and wish to return to 6%? time? Vote Democratic •Endorse elected offi- between Mexico, U.S. and
Vote Democratic •Believe that other cials and former elected Canada or the agreement
•Begin by practicing driving in low- •Dislike 4% economic nation's tariffs on our officials call for violence with the European Union
risk situations and gradually move to situ- growth and want to return goods is beneficial to our against those they disagree to increase U.S. exports?
ations that are more complex: highways, to the good old days of economy? Vote with? Vote Democratic Vote Democratic
nighttime, driving in the rain, and on and 2%? Vote Democratic Democratic •Think it is a good idea Otherwise vote
•Like higher taxes? •Disapprove of work- for Iran to go nuclear? Republican.
around challenging roadways (e.g., Vote Democratic ing to achieve a nuclear Vote Democratic Despite some missteps
curves). •Approve of stifling free Korean peninsula? •Believe its ok for by Republicans, on bal-
•Allow no more than one non-family government regulations Vote Democratic China to steal American ance we are far better off
passenger under the age of 20 to ride with preventing small business •Think that mob tactics technology? Vote today than we were two
startups? Vote Democratic of attacking congressmen, Democratic years ago.
the teen driver during the first six months •Want universal health disrupting Senate hear- •Believe Black unem- —John L. Lengemann
of driving. care at higher costs than ings, shutting down city ployment and women Imlay City
•Use slightly different routes each Obamacare? Vote

Christian concert was a success

practice session. Democratic
•Approve of open bor-
•Practice adjusting speed based on ders permitting unlimited
three factors: visibility, on-road traffic and numbers of people to enter To our community and Church and Father Noel donated to our cause, a big,
different road conditions. our country illegally? Vote churches, we want to allowing us the use of the heartfelt ‘Thank You!’
A little bit of extra effort can go a long Democratic thank everyone who church, the young man who What a beautiful way to
•Wish to encourage made our Community did our sound system, unite!
way in keeping your teen driver safe on American corporations to Christian Concert a suc- the Tri-City Times for God bless all of you,
the road. relocate overseas? Vote cess. All the singers who helping advertise the —The Ladies Guild of
Democratic gave their time and talent, event, and to everyone who Maple Vista
•Seek federal judges Sacred Heart Catholic came to the concert and Imlay City

Complaint, conversation, real communication, opportunity to listen

T he phone on my desk is
flashing red when I come
into work Tuesday morning. A
ering the 2017
stats on area
providing the details on acci-
dents on Lapeer and St. Clair
county roads, both of which
October 3 story until someone
showed it to her two weeks
sister was among those stats.
She was not.
Selia tells me that it’s dou-
message (or two or three) The head- were fewer. The report also lists Whenever there is a fatality bly upsetting because she’s
awaits. line reads stats on fatal accidents, and in on area roads, law enforcement Latina. She believes use of the
Turns out, there’s only one, ‘Roads a bit Lapeer County, the report states, issues a press release, and they photo brings negative connota-
and it’s from the front desk. safer in ’17;’ “the number of fatalities—11— did so in this case. When we tions to her heritage and ethnici-
Someone called and left a followed by a was a slight increase over the reported the accident in June, a ty.
voicemail in our general mail- mini-header of Observations in ink... five year average.” photo of the scene that was pro- “In today’s climate with all
box, and Denise—our capable, ‘Michigan Selia Alvarez’s sister was vided ran with the story. We the bad things being said about
professional and seemingly all- Office of Catherine Minolli one of those fatalities. Cristina pulled that file photo to run with people of my race, I think this is
knowing receptionist is passing Highway Medrano lost her life in a single the Oct. 3 story detailing the just another way for people to
it along to me. Safety vehicle accident on Graham 2017 accident stats. The photo think bad things about us,” she
The caller’s name is Selia Planning releases report.’ Road in Imlay Township while appears at the top of the “jump says.
Alvarez, and she’s not happy. A Here’s the lead: “Across the on the way to work one morn- page,” where the rest of the She tells me all of this in a
photo that appeared on page 8 state, fewer people were injured ing. She lost control of her vehi- story can be found. calm and conversational man-
of the October 3 edition was or killed in accidents in 2017, cle was ejected from the 2002 Selia thought this was a hor- ner—unlike some of the com-
upsetting to her. It was related despite the fact that there are Jeep she was driving, and pro- rendous move on our part. The plaint calls and emails I get—
to a Page 1 story detailing the more vehicles on the road and nounced dead at the scene. jump page also includes stats on and I tell her I hear her. I under-
information in a recent that Michigan residents traveled I don’t know if Selia ever drunken and drugged driving in stand her concern.
Michigan Office of Highway more miles.” saw the original article in June; the area, and Selia believes run-
Safety and Planning report cov- The fourth paragraph begins she tells me she didn’t see the ning the photo implies that her Minolli page 16

Reconnecting Places, people, poetry

with adventure
“But the water I give Faithful.
them shall be a well I needed
springing up into everlast- kinfolk.
ing life.” John 4:14 After my
R ecently I did something
that I actually rarely
do: I got on my motorized
their uniforms mingling in
and around a rural school-
yard following the end of
D ad drove our family
from Warren to
Kentucky every summer Mom
scooter and drove out of classes, with one girl chat- for vacation. We came reestab-

Photo by Andrew Wernette

the city
ting to her classmates as
she lounged in a colorful
home with a trunk full of Honest Living... lished
canned green beans and her
Vietnam I
live in
I passed by a well-built
corn from Granny’s gar- Iris Lee Underwood
den. hold in
into the laborer as he strode down Our neighbor Bill Rowe the McCoy Bottom.
country- the path clutching a heavy drove his family to destina- Envisioning a brood of
side. load over his shoulder, Idyllic sight of boat building yard along a river tions such as Yosemite and grandchildren, she built a
This scrutiny setting into his during motorbike trip through the Vietnamese Disneyland. They returned new home with an upstairs
was a sort
of anti-
From the Other Side... darkened face as he regard-
ed me.
countryside. with more stickers on the roost. The ideal Nana, she
back window of their sta- fed her grandkids Honey
With my
Andrew Wernette I saw the ears of a
water buffalo flap in plea-
old motorbikes impossibly
outfitted with all sorts of
waltz through this land sets
the pace of life out here.
tion wagon. When time Nut Cheerios for breakfast.
came to sell their car, his They swam with their
sphere of sure as it wallowed snugly containers—the way things I’m a product of a typi- wife Marion stopped by cousins in Aunt Kat’s built-
existence only encompass- in a mud pit. are transported out here. cal Almont childhood, but I our house and asked Mom in pool. Mom cooked a
ing workplaces, restau- I crossed over a nearly- I heard a group of men don’t think I nor any of my if she had a single-edged mess of green beans and
rants, cafes and my boxy collapsed river bridge, risk- laughing boisterously as compatriots could begin to razor blade to remove the corn bread for supper.
apartment in recent ing life and limb. they drank and slapped imagine what living a life- decals. Although my husband
months, I just wasn’t feel- I saw two men in busi- down playing cards in one time at the relaxed speed of “No one will buy our and I camped once with
ing stimulated. I’ve also ness attire chatting with a of the village shelters. rural Vietnam is like. The car if they know where our girls in Michigan’s
grown alarmed at my jolly older fellow in a cap I smelled the sweetness simplicity of living out we’ve traveled,” she said. Wilderness State Park and
increasing laziness and as he sat toting his fishing of the passing air, and then here is also something we I wasn’t envious. The spent a day on Mackinac
lack of adventurous spirit, pole from a bridge. the odor of dung, and then might never grasp. McCoy Bottom and The Island, I preferred the com-
which once flowed freely I heard the rustic putt- smoke from a garbage fire. Of course, there is also Breaks Interstate Park with fort and company of my
through my veins. putt of a motor in a small I saw water, lots of it, the antiquated infrastruc- my cousins satisfied my mother’s home.
So I went out into the boat as it made its way flowing lazily in streams or ture and restricted access to childhood thirst for adven- Furthermore, my fami-
small villages and verdant down the river. intermingling with the basic public services. One ture. I didn’t need
fields beyond, and this is I saw many a woman bright green of the rice can also feel the lack of Mackinac Island or Old Places page 16
what I saw: clothed head to toe for sun paddies that are every- opportunity, which drives
I saw schoolchildren in protection as they drove where; water, whose slow many young people from
the villages toward the
Letters from our readers... nearest cities. There are
many reasons I would
never want to grow up in
this countryside, despite its
outward charm.
There are some worlds
that we really only ever
glimpse at from a distance,
merely guessing at their
landscapes but never ven-
turing further, whether we
wish to or not.

Photo provided
I did feel refreshed,
however, on the drive
Photo provided

Email Andrew at Iris and Mel Underwood on the snowy steps of Tahquamenon Falls.
Imlay City and Richmond athletes gather for a group photo before action

Get a lift from souffles

started on the court at the October 11 Hoopin’ for a Cure event.

Hoopin’ for a Cure raises funds

The Imlay City and
Richmond middle school
the athletes wrote positive
notes of encouragement to
during the game by stu-
dents, teachers, administra-
D ear Lynn,
I can’t believe how
quick the holidays will be

Parmesan cheese
4 eggs
4 oz sharp cheddar
salt and
dry mus-
tard in a
girls basketball programs each other. The athletes are tors, and community mem- here! Does anyone have cheese, grated blender.
would like to thank the going to be competing bers. The money will be some good vegetable side 3 oz cream cheese, Blend at
community for supporting against each for the next split equally between The
dish recipes they will cubed medium
their fundraising efforts at four to five years but that Breast Cancer Research
the 6th annual Hoopin’ for doesn’t mean they can’t be Foundation and the share? 1/3 c light cream speed for
—Trish from Jerome 1/4 c grated
a Cure basketball game that
was held on Thursday,
friends. It was a great way
to promote sportsmanship
American Cancer Society.
Shirley from Clinton Parmesan cheese
about 30
The Recipe Exchange...
October 11. The Imlay
City 7th and 8th grade girls’
on and off the court.
At half time, cancer
The Imlay City and
Richmond girls’ basketball
says her Easy Soufflé is
delicious and so simple to

1/2 t onion salt
1/2 t dry mustard Lynn Eckerle
or until
basketball teams hosted the survivors and fighters were teams thank the community make. Laura from Luna Then
breast cancer awareness asked to stand and be rec- for their generous support! Directions: Preheat
Pier makes her Asparagus blend at high speed for 10
game and everyone from ognized for their coura- —Kristyn Kurka, Soufflé when she wants to
oven to 350 degrees. seconds. Pour mixture into
the athletes to the specta- geous battle. A total of Imlay City Middle serve something a little bit
Grease the bottoms and soufflé dish. Place in the
tors was decked out in pink. $454.71 was donated School teacher special. James from
sides of a 1 quart casserole oven and bake at 350
To start off the event, throughout the week and and coach Coldwater sent in his best
or soufflé dish with butter degrees for 25 to 30 min-
recipe for Cheese Soufflé
then dust with Parmesan utes, until puffy and lightly

Sheriffs join efforts to defeat Prop 2 with Mushroom Sauce.

cheese. Set aside. Place
eggs, cheddar cheese,

Lapeer County Sheriff Michigan’s efforts to defeat Court Professionals, and EASY SOUFFLE cream cheese, light cream,
Scott McKenna and St. Proposal 18.1 which aims the Prosecuting Attorneys Butter Parmesan cheese, onion Recipe page 16
Clair County Sheriff Tim to legalize recreational Association of Michigan in

To have and not need

Donnellon are among 73 of marijuana. endorsing this campaign.
Michigan’s County Sheriffs They join the Michigan —Scott Greenlee
who last week made a pub- Sheriffs Association, Healthy and
lic statement in releasing Michigan Association of Productive “...Better to have it and ended up being a rain or That pretty much cov-
their names to support Chiefs of Police, Michigan Michigan not need it than to need it snow or sleet or hail ers any eventuality. If I’m
Healthy and Productive Association of Treatment Grand Rapids and not have it.” delay—or mix of all them, right and there’s a hereaf-

DEQ says now property is wetlands T

hat’s what I heard a whatever it was—well, it ter, I’m covered. If some of
tailgate buffet master seems to me he had a good you are right and there
say on TV early the morn- philosophy on food. A isn’t, well...
Drain the swamp...the effort trying to rectify the been done before and seems ing of the football game prepara- My annual WI-FI sub-
Michigan DEQ, that is. situation. In their records, to be happening right now between MSU and U of M. tion for scription is up this week,
In the 90s we bought a they show the parcel as (i.e. Flint water crisis, etc.). Why that little line has whatever and I’ve been mulling over
parcel in a development 100% wooded and no Changes do come about stuck in my mind ever eventuali- whether to re-subscribe or
located in Attica Township. restrictions. As his authori- through the courts, howev- since Saturday morning, ty. to just let my internet and
At the time we thought it ty is limited in this matter, er that seems to take a crisis I’m not sure, except that it everything computer go—
would make a nice property he went to see the director and a considerable amount has application to much of And it set to return to the simple life
to build a new home on. of the County Health of time and money. life, not just to food at a my mind of real letters instead of
The parcel came with a Department, who informed Today I think people
perc and survey (done inde- him they have no control are genuinely discontented
party. For one of my
friends, it’s that extra pair Perspectives... on a little
e-mail, and phone calls
instead of instant messag-
pendently from the devel-
oper) and is 100% wooded
once the DEQ maps show
the property as a wetland.
with their own state of
affairs, and especially with
of shoes when she’s pack-
ing. For a young parent, it’s Willene Tanis
trail of
sorts as I
ing. If we indeed do make
that lifestyle change, it
and has no standing water. Mr. Ochadleus said my the bureaucracy of our gov- the extra diaper or set of tried to might also mean no more
We have had it listed for only recourse is to hire ($$) ernment and lack of local clothing in the diaper bag. remember something I’d emailing this column to the
sale for quite a while and a wetlands consultant to government control—par- To my husband, it means read once with similar sen- newspaper every week. It
recently signed a sale review the property and ticularly when someone at topping off the gas tank timents but way more far- would mean that after 20 or
agreement. After 21-plus define where wetlands are a cubicle in Lansing can instead of perpetually run- reaching value. I WISH I so years of sharing per-
years of taxes and improve- or are not. push a button and exert ning on low. Some of us could remember just how it spectives with the readers
ments, we would have got- I don’t know when the total control. remember carrying a cou- went! It was something of this great little newspa-
ten approximately one-half DEQ basically condemned Since the 2016 elec- ple of dimes for the pay like: “If I’m wrong and per I’d be redefining my
of the original list price (I the property as they don’t tions we have witnessed phone, just in case. Along there’s no hereafter, then life. It would also mean
get market forces and was inform you or anyone else some of the results of this that same vein, I remember I’m wrong. But if you’re that this might be the last
willing to accept that.) apparently. Just keep pay- discontent, and maybe this buying my first cell phone wrong, and there is, then opportunity I’d have to
Upon the potential pur- ing those property taxes, letter to the paper about our in case I ever had car trou- what?” In my heart, I pose the question I just
chaser going to the Lapeer though! story will help in that cause ble and had to call for help. believe there’s no better brought up. It’s kind of my
County Health Department, The two parcels adja- locally and at the state It’s why the grill master insurance policy—security, way of saying it seems to
he was informed that the cent to ours (one is a mirror level. With the midterm at the game was turning the if you will, than something me that it’s better to
parcel was labeled as ‘wet- image geographically), elections quickly approach- lamb chops while he was I committed to memory at believe the promise of eter-
lands’ by the DEQ and not both have beautiful homes ing, maybe the timing of telling the TV reporter that a young age. Loosely nal security and not need it
buildable. The sale agree- on them and are at the high- this story may help correct he also had shrimp and quoted, it asks and answers than to need it one day
ment was contingent upon er end of price ranges for an injustice without getting mini-Reuben sandwiches this question: “What is and not have it. If you’d
a ‘perc’ and was cancelled. this township. I asked Mr. our checkbook out again to and plenty more while the your only comfort? That I like a private discussion
I went to (Attica) Ochadleus who I should pay for something we rest of us were wondering belong, body and soul, in about it sometime, I’d like
Township Supervisor Al sue (the state, the DEQ?), already paid for once. what the weather would be life and in death, to my that too.
Ochadleus, and to his credit and he said “that wouldn’t —Jeff Bishop doing by game time at high faithful savior, Jesus Email Willene at
he spent a lot of time and do any good.” I think its Attica noon. And when there Christ.”

Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space con- the Imlay City Senior’s Center on at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the Free of charge. Saturday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m.
straints announcements will be post-
ed one week in advance of the event.
the 4th Thursday of every month
from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
month and the museum opens every
Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meet-
Purchase a large tin for $9.00 and
fill it with your choice of delicious
Notices must be received in writing ings are held every Monday night at homemade cookies. Come early for Woodside Bible Church’s annual
by noon Monday prior to the publi- The Capac Historical Society is open 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church best selection! Call 810-395-2049 for Fall Fest. Sun., Oct. 28. 4-6:60 p.m.
cation date. Free Meals, Food to visitors daily from 1-3 p.m. and
1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Call 810-395-
in Imlay City. more information. Anrook Park, downtown Lapeer.
Hay rides, live music, games, chili
2859 for more info. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and The Imlay City Christian School is
For Senior Citizens St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
for Families’ kitchen is open
to the Beginning in April the Imlay City
Al-Anon meetings are held every
Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the
having its annual sale of pasties
from Lawry’s Pasty Shop in
cook-off, popcorn, Cider, donuts
and more. Fun for the whole family.
public for free, hot meals every Historical Museum is open on Capac United Methodist Church, Free.
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from 9-10 Marquette. Pick up date is Mon.,
Monday and Wednesday from Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and wel- Capac, MI. Oct. 29 from 8:30-5:30. Call (810) Capac Lions Pancake Breakfast.
a.m. at First Congregational Church 4-5:30 p.m. comes visitors at that time. The
in Almont. Practice led by Dina Lapeer Area Citizens Against 724-5695 for more info. Sun., Nov. 11. 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
museum features period rooms that Capac Lions Hall, 315 W. Meier St.,
Miramonti, RYT. This Heart Loves Food Pantry is appear as they would have been Domestic Assault meets 1-3 p.m. Woman’s Life Chapter 855 is col-
open the 1st Saturday of each month every Wednesday in the Lapeer Capac. Free will donation.
Imlay City Senior Center “Texas prior to the turn of the 20th century lecting bottles and cans all year long.
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Gateway and into the 1930s. Fabulous arti- Court House for personal protection “Aladdin” at the Detroit Opera
Hold ‘Em” 12:30 p.m. For info 810- With your help we can make a dif-
Assembly Church, 2796 S. Van Dyke facts greet guests in every room and order clinic. For info 810-246-0632. House. Sun., Dec. 23. Register before
724-6030. ference in someone’s life at a time
Rd., Imlay City. transport them back to when life Nov. 20. Sponsored by Romeo
10A Friday AFG Family Groups when they need the most help.
Dinner and card playing, 50/50 raf- The Attica United Methodist Church was a simpler time. Visitors will find meeting. Imlay City FOC Lutheran Please consider being part of the Washington Parks and Rec. Includes
fle and prizes of high and low for will be holding a free community exhibits relating to railroading, mili- Church, 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay bigger picture. Donate your bottles round trip motor coach and theater
each table every 3rd Monday at the meal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of tary, local history and much more. City. Contact Ginger Miller at 810- and cans today. For a representative tickets. (586) 752-6543.
Washington Senior Center, 57880 each month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For Docents are on hand to answer ques- 724-5772 for more information. of our group call 810-392-5136.
Van Dyke, Washington Twp., MI tions and assist with research. Stop Harvest Party. Wed., Oct. 31. 6-8
more info please call 810-724-0690 p.m. New Life Christian Church,
48094, from 4-8 p.m. For info, call or visit in and take a look! FOR WIDOWED MEN & The Imlay City Christian School has
586-752-6543. WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- discount cards available for sale. 4411 Newark Rd., Attica.Inflatables,
The Attica Food Bank at the Attica The Almont Community Historical Friendship. Join us every 3rd Proceeds benefit the school’s athlet- Cider & donuts, obstacle course,
Swing Dance Lessons at the Port United Methodist Church, 27 Elk Society Museum is open Saturdays Tuesday of each month from 11:45 ic, music and PE programs. For games, face painting and hayride.
Huron Senior Center, 600 Grand Lake Rd., is open from 2-4 p.m. the from 1-4 p.m. Please stop by and a.m.-4 p.m. at Cavis Pioneer more information call Imlay City Free. All ages welcome.
Avenue, Port Huron, every Tues. second and fourth Monday of the learn about your community. Restaurant, 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Christian School, Mon.-Fri. 8-4,
from 7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Society meetings are held at the German Dinner. Sat., Nov. 3, 4-6:30
month. Proof of residency and need Kimball Twp. 48074. No RSVP nec- 810-724-5695. p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church,
Thurs. of the month from 7:30-9 required. museum on the second Monday of essary. For more info call Joanne K.
p.m. with instructors Lyle Malaski the month at 7 p.m. For more info 109 E. Kempf Ct., Capac. Menu–
& Kristina Morton. For info, call The Capac Community Food call 810-796-3355.
at 810-324-2304. This activity is
sponsored by Widowed Friends, a Craft Shows/Bazaars sauerkraut & kielbasa, ham,
German potato salad, cheesy pota-
810-984-5061. Pantry, 112 S. Main Street, is open
Council on Aging Membership is
each Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Youth Events
peer support group www.widowed- Rummage Sales toes, buttered noodles, peas & car-
Please call LOVE, INC. at 810-245- rots, applesauce, homemade dessert
open to individuals 18 and older. First Congregational Church of and beverages.Admission charged.
2414 in advance to ensure your food Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. This is a Widowed Friends invites all wid-
The Capac Senior Center is open voucher will be received before you owed to join us for breakfast and Almont, downtown Almont. Craft (810) 395-7557.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. We FREE workshop for 3-5 year olds & and Vendor show, Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m.
stop in to shop. Any questions, parents/caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- friendship in a safe setting every 2nd Harvest Supper. Goodland
offer a variety of activities such as please call Joyce Kaufman at 810- and 4th Monday of the month at 9 - 2 p.m. Lunch offered, farm fresh
fitness and craft classes, a book ects that will develop your child’s produce, crafters and vendors. Community Church, 2008 N. Van
395-7532. skills and prepare them for school! a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot in Dyke Rd. (corner of M-53 and
review group, cards and bus trips. Marysville. For more info, call Julie
For info, call Lori at 395-7889. The Capac Kitchen serves free Children also enjoy a snack, story The Holiday Marketplace Festival Armstrong Rd.), Imlay City, Thurs.,
time, and a free book! Call the at 810-388-0868. 2018 is seeking vendors for their Oct. 25, 4:30-7 p.m. All you can eat
meals every Tuesday from 4:30-6
Almont and Dryden area senior citi- p.m. at Zion United Methodist Family Literacy Center today to For those that have experienced the Nov. 10, 2018 event at the American Thanksgiving meal of turkey,
zens meet the 2nd Tuesday of the Church. reserve your seat at 810-664-2737 death of a loved one, a support Legion Post 16, 1701 W. Genesee, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing,
month at 12 p.m. at the Almont and for more info on dates and group is available facilitated by a Lapeer. Call (810) 664-9312 for green beans, squash, cole slaw, cran-
Lions Hall, 222 Water St., for a pot- Free meals for people in need are times. more information. berries, dessert and beverage. Take
trained United Hospice Service
luck and program. Call 798-8210 for offered at the North Branch Senior (UHS) bereavement volunteer. outs available. Free will donations.
Medical Care
more info. Center on Monday and Thursday Play groups available. Free 6 week Call (810) 724-1747 for more info.
sessions. At these FREE 90-minute Marlette Regional Hospital, 2770
evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call 810- Main Street in Marlette, hosts this
Adults 55 and over are invited to 441-0322 for more info. playgroups, children will participate Attica United Methodist Church
Berlin Twp. Senior Center to play in storytime, developmentally support group the 1st Tuesday of Lapeer County Health Department, Craft Sale and Dinner. Turkey with
cards from noon-3 p.m. the 2nd Orchards’ Cupboard Food Pantry is appropriate games and crafts, learn each month in the Administration 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer - all the trimmings. Thurs., Nov. 1.
Wednesday of every month. Bring a open the 3rd Saturday of every new skills, and enjoy a snack and Conference Room. For time and Regular Immunization Clinic 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Attica United
sack lunch, beverages provided. month 9 a.m.-noon. Food distribut- social time with other children. more info, call 800-635-7490 or visit Hours: (held in 2nd floor clinic area) Methodist, 27 Elk Lake Rd. Call
Senior stretch exercise on Tuesdays ed at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce Twp., Parents will have the chance to talk Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; By (810) 724-0690 for info and prices.
10-11 a.m. Potluck luncheons will be 586-336-4673. www.orchardsonline. to other adults with same-age chil- Appointment Only, Wednesdays Take out available.
served the 4th Tuesday of every org. dren. Register now for the next ses- TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- loss group 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.,
month at noon. For info, call 810- sion! Numerous locations and dates meets Tuesday nights at the Hunter’s Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis Zumba Gold. Combines dance steps
Creek Mobile Home Park Club with a low impact routine. Bring
Ryan Smith, a certified alcohol and
Museums available. For more info and to sign
up call the Family Literacy Center House, 725 DeMille Rd. in Lapeer.
Weigh-in from 6-6:30 p.m., meeting
vaccine is now available. For addi-
tional info, to check if we accept water and a face towel. Every
Monday and Wednesday 10:30 -
at 810-664-2737. your insurance, or to schedule an
drug counselor will be available at The Dryden Historical Society meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info appointment please call 810-667- 11:30 a.m. Washington Parks and
call 810-664-7579. Rec Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
Support Groups
Washington Twp. Fee charged. Call

Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Fundraisers Free hearing and vision screens for
children of preschool age are avail-
(586) 752-6543 for info.
Sculpt, Flex and Stretch. Beneficial
Imlay City Sr. Center, Lamb Steele able at the Lapeer County Health
Greektown Casino Bus Trip benefit- Department. To schedule an weight training. Every Monday,
building on Third St. New series Wednesday and Friday. Washington
starts Aug. 6. For info or to register ting Imlay City Project Graduation appointment please call 810-667-
2019. Sat., Nov. 17. Departs 3 p.m. 0448 or 810-245-5549. Parks and Rec Center , 57880 Van
call Tracy at 810-724-6030 or Ginger Dyke, Washington Twp. Call (586)
at 810-724-5772. from TSC parking lot in Imlay City,
Capac Pharmacy is teaming with 752-6543 for times and prices.
returns at 11 p.m. Contact Lori at
Romeo Washington Parks and Rec. or (810) Support Million Hearts by offering
Beginner Dog Basics for puppies 6
One on one grief counseling pro- 724-9814. in-pharmacy blood pressure screen-
months and/or adult dogs with no
vided at both Romeo and ings, 136 North Main St. in Capac,
training. This course will teach basic
Washington Centers. By appoint- Christmas Cookie Walk will be held Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is
commands such as sit, down, stay,
ment only, please call to set up your at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, invited to come and have their blood come, leash manners, impulse con-
appointment today 586-752-6543. 4331 Capac Road, Capac on pressure read for free. trol, and more. Begins Thur, Nov. 1,
8-9 p.m., 6 weeks. Romeo Parks and

c 
Rec Center, 361 Morton Street. Call
(586) 752-6543 for fee.
Polar Express Christmas train ride
- a RWB Parks & Recreation spon-
sored trip. Open to all ages in all
communities. November 17. Cost
includes, 2 hour train trip in coach

St. Paul’s Blessed Hope
class car, hot cocoa, car host, souve-
nir bell and ticket along with 2 hours
Lutheran Church Baptist Church at the Village of Ashley country
(ELCA) Christmas. Must purchase tickets by

1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
859 N. Van Dyke Road Pastor Gayle Hortop Nov. 2. Please call 586-752-6543 to
Imlay City, MI Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Phone: (586) 784-5854 purchase a ticket.
Attica, MI 48412
810-724-2702 Sunday School - 10:00 am
810-724-1200 Sunday 2:30 pm Veteran’s Day Breakfast.Join us for

Sunday Morning - 11:00 am
email: Tuesday 7:00 pm Sunday Evening - 6:30 pm a special presentation by author and
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening - 6:30 pm veteran Ron Zuccaro. Fri., Nov. 9.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm
Pastor Tim Martin Soul winning is not our 9-11 a.m. Washington Parks and
Pastor Alan Casillas Sunday 10 a.m. Service 18
18 18 preference, but it’s our priority. Rec, 57880 Van Dyke, Washington
Twp. Veterans eat free. Call (586)
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont
752-6543 for info and prices.
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church
(810) 724-0690
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m
14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac
Church 810-395-2112
395 N. Cedar (M-53) Wayne Boyd, Pastor Other
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am Free tutor training for people who
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services would like to help others in our com-
of the month. MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Community Dinner:
Bible Studies Every
Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm munity improve English skills.
Monday and Tuesday Evenings Volunteer basis. Please call for ori-
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies
Tuesday Morning Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services entation before training at 810-664-
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Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Confessions Imlay City, MI 48444 Supervised child care during all services
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Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
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Meetings 1st Thursday every month,
7 p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Imlay City, MI 48444
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1 Children should be well supervised by an adult 7 Adults should carefully inspect candy for tamper- 13 If wearing face paint, read the label and be sure it
when trick-or-treating. ing before it is eaten. clearly says “non-toxic.”

2 Always remember to carry a flashlight when

trick-or-treating after dark.
8 Props such as a sword or wand should only be
flexible toys.
14 Never go inside a stranger’s house or car.
Stay away from pets. Even pets you know may
not recognize you in costume.

3 Trick-or-treat
only at brightly lit houses in familiar 9 Homeowners should prepare their home by 15 Make sure you can see and breathe clearly through masks.
removing all obstacles and restraining pets. Wear bright or reflective clothing, adding reflective tape if necessary.
4 Follow traffic signals and cross streets only at
10 Homes should be well lit to keep property from 16 Light your jack-o’-lantern with a battery powered
being vandalized. light instead of a candle.

5 Drivers should drive slowly and watch out for

11 Never trick-or-treat alone. Always go in groups
with adult supervision.
17 Know how and where to contact your parents.
Wear a watch to ensure you make your curfew.
6 Stick to sidewalks and avoid taking shortcuts
across yards or alleys.
12 Don’t wear costumes that are too confined or 18 Discard any treats that are homemade,
unwrapped or suspicious.
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Michigan Appeals Court

rules in favor of LCEMS
Three townships challenged “The goal is to continue
improving and expand
legitimacy of 2016 election coverage to better serve
Lapeer County residents.”
months after the 30-day Adams pointed out that
By Tom Wearing Lapeer County EMS will
statute of limitation to chal-

Photo by Carol Nemecek
lenge the election had soon open a new Advanced
LAPEER COUNTY passed. Life Support (ALS) base
— Lapeer County Because the time to near the intersection of
EMS Executive Director challenge had elapsed, the Bishop and Dryden roads.
Russell Adams can breathe Appeals Court ruled that “It’s been a long and
a sigh of relief after the “will of the people” to involved process, but we’ve
Firefighter Jake Nemecek lets kindergartener Paige Demaray spray the Tuesday’s (Oct. 16) ruling approve $10.8 million in now been authorized to
fire hose during a field trip to the fire hall earlier this month. by the Michigan Court of tax revenues to sustain open that base in about

Safety: 25 years of teaching kids Appeals that validates the

Nov. 8. 2016 ballot pro-
LCEMS for four years
should stand.
It was the second time
three weeks,” Adams said.
“That particular location
(between Almont and
posal that is funding the
from page 1 county ambulance authori- the three townships were Dryden) is important to us
ty for a period of four years. denied by the courts. An and to residents in that
er,” he said. At no legal expense to earlier lawsuit filed by the area.”
He knows firsthand Lapeer County taxpayers, townships was dismissed Adams said the new
how all the protective gear, the Court of Appeals upheld by Lapeer County Circuit ALS base will operate 24/7
especially air masks, can Lapeer County Prosecutor Judge Nick Holowka in in a former house and be
be a frightening sight to Mike Sharkey’s request to July of 2017. staffed by both a paramedic
youngsters. dismiss a lawsuit by “This is a big relief for and EMT.
When his oldest son Almont, Deerfield and us to know that the millage In another matter, the
was just a toddler, Joe Marathon townships, chal- has been validated,” said Appeals Court denied
recalls stopping home after lenging the legitimacy of Adams. “This challenge Sharkey’s cross-appeal for
a fire run and beginning to
Photo by Carol Nemecek

the election. has gone through two costs and attorney fees and
show Jake some of his Sharkey argued that the courts now with the same his contention that Medstar,
gear. Jake was enthralled townships’ lawsuit was result. Inc., a competing ambu-
with it all until his dad put “frivolous” and “devoid of “Hopefully, we can lance service, had an
on that mask and opened any arguable legal merit.” consider this matter “unfair competition agen-
the valve to the air pack. Sharkey pointed out wrapped up so we can da” to “set aside” the
“He got really scared. I Josh and Jake are the third generation of that the legal action taken move forward with our November 2016 election
thought ‘what is this kid Nemeceks to serve on the Mussey Township by the townships was filed plans,” Adams continued. results.
going to do when there’s Fire Department along with their dad, Joe and
an actual fire?’” Joe said.

Chad Stoldt appointed to board

grandfather, Doug.
So when they visit pre-
school classes, Mussey they can get out of a burn- the floor while Jack, then a
firefighters talk about their ing house quickly or what captain on the force, talked
gear and let the students might happen to their pets. to the kids. When Jack By Maria Brown residents to submit letters The board opted to appoint
get accustomed to the Joe said he always retired some five years of interest for the vacancy. then-deputy clerk Carla
sound of their air packs. assures youngsters too that later, Joe took over those The others were Rick Jepsen to that office. Jepsen
When they host kinder- firefighters will do all they duties. IMLAY TWP. — Chad Farkas and Michon had also served as trustee.
garteners at the fire hall, can to rescue pets and ani- Now he often does the Stoldt is the township’s Thompson. Stoldt has served on
Joe said their message mals from a burning struc- talking and this year, for newest trustee. The vacancy on the Imlay Township’s Planning
focuses on learning how to ture once they arrive on the first time, both of his The board appointed board occurred after Liz Commission since 2016.
get out of their house in scene, warning kids to not sons—Jake and Josh— Stoldt to the vacant seat at Makedonsky, the town- His term on the township
the case of fire. reenter their house to helped at the fire hall when their September 19 meet- ship’s former clerk, stepped board extends through
The intent when search themselves. kindergarteners visited ear- ing. Stoldt was one of three down from her position. November 2020.
instructing older students, He shows students the lier this month.
like second graders, is to animal oxygen masks the Jake and Josh represent
hopefully spur helpful con-
Defends: Handling of alleged assault
department received the third generation of
versations at home through a grant that come Nemeceks to serve on the
between children and par- in a variety of sizes—for Mussey Fire Department.
ents, he said. something as small as a Joe’s dad, Doug, served for from page 1 tory counseling and will and he’s due in court on
“We encourage them to hamster to larger sizes for more than 20 years while face additional athletic October 29 for a prelimi-
draw a picture of their livestock. for up to 180 days for consequences if he’s cho- nary hearing. The teen’s
Jake and Josh already have
house and come up with an Fall is an ideal time to physically assaulting a fel- sen for a sports team. mom said on Monday
16 and 13 years respective-
escape plan. We want to put those fire safety low student. The incident She said that her son night that more serious
ly. Both started firefighting
get the whole family think- reminders in the forefront was allegedly video charges are being consid-
when the department had a
recorded. ered but Sharkey could not
ing about this,” he said. of kids’ minds, he says. cadet program that let
Her husband, Jason “The student is be reached for comment to
It’s important that kids “This time of year peo- teens, starting at age 16, go
know how to open win- ple are burning leaves and on fire runs and help with
McEwan, said the family’s facing his confirm that statement.
main concern lies in why “I don’t know what
dows or, if they own them, brush, using candles in necessary tasks like rolling
the district didn’t find the consequences. more we can do. I do apol-
use rescue ladders. their holiday decorations hoses and doing paperwork
There are other issues and starting up wood before taking formal train-
incident serious enough to What is ogize again. I just want
warrant a stiffer punish- some normality...that’s all,”
families need to consider
ahead of time too. In older
stoves,” Nemecek said.
“Those are all hazards
ing at age 18.
He admits that it can
ment. happening now the teen’s mom said.
homes, some windows are but playing with fire is be nerve wracking to
“If my son was laying
in a pool of blood, would
is uncalled for.” Because he is a minor,
the Tri-City Times is not
painted shut and others really the danger.” watch his sons run towards
have bedrooms in a base- That’s where the tradi- a burning house but Joe
he have gotten 180 days?”
Jason said.
--Sharon Muir identifying the accused.
According to documen-
ment where accessing win- tional “Stop, Drop and said “I’m really confident
dows is more difficult. Roll” message ties in. The McEwans have tation provided by the
with their abilities.”
“Those are little things “There’s nothing worse since transferred their chil- has been confronted at school district earlier this
“We have great people
that can be taken for grant- than a fire call that dren to another school dis- school by other students month, wording that states
on our department who are
ed,” Joe said. involves little kids,” Joe trict. and both he and their fami- an expulsion up to 180
terrific to work with and
“We want them to con- said. The alleged assailant’s ly have received death days for physically assault-
we’re fortunate for the sup-
sider ‘how would I get out ••••• mother also spoke saying threats. ing another student is con-
port of the people of
of my room if I can’t get Joe started out as Jack the incident was a shock to The woman also refer- sidered a guideline.
Mussey Township.
out of my door?’” Meikle’s “helper” for fire the family. enced criminal charges that Assault and other simi-
Because of the millage,
Typically, kids will safety presentations. He “We have always her son is facing. lar offenses can warrant
we’re able to have the
share their concerns during offered to put on the gear admitted that he was Prosecutor Mike Sharkey various discipline includ-
equipment and training we
a presentation, like how and air mask and crawl on wrong,” she said. confirmed that the teen has ing suspensions in or out
need,” he said.
The woman said her been charged as a minor of school and/or long-term
son is undergoing manda- with assault and battery suspension or expulsion.
SAT: Dryden tops in county SAT scores
from page 1 practice essays every other
week are serving him well
Czerwinski said she
wasn’t surprised Dryden Mayor: Bargen lays down his gavel
anxiety but all the practice now in the English juniors did so well on the from page 1 a number of streets that “I’ve been very proud
I had in class made me feel Composition class he’s 2018 SATs. have needed major repairs to know our employees at
not so anxious when I currently taking through “I knew if they used Development Authority,” for years.” the city hall, the police and
actually took it,” said fel- Baker College. their full potential they said Bargen. “The mayor In the face of rising fire departments, our DPW
low senior Paige “I think the ethos, could do it...we just had to also signs documents when water costs, Bargen feels and wastewater treatment
Abromaitis. pathos and logos is the best encourage them,” she said. authorized by the city com- the city has been making workers,” said Bargen.
Some in the education thing I’ve ever learned,” he All three seniors are mission.” efforts to stem increases “Water treatment isn’t
world frown on the con- said of the “modes of per- taking English He added that other and reduce costs when pos- one of those popular topics
cept of “teaching to the suasion” that can be used Composition classes duties often include attend- sible. to talk about,” he said, “but
test” but Sheryl as a writing tool. through Baker College-a ing various community “The (proposed) recon- we have a fine crew hand-
Czerwinski, one of The SAT Prep class, class taught at Dryden Jr./ functions, ribbon-cuttings struction of Fourth Street ing our water treatment.
Dryden’s SAT Prep class offered in the first semes- Sr. High School by a Baker and occasionally conduct- will enable the balancing They can be very proud of
teachers, said the program ter, covers both math and College professor. ing a wedding ceremony. of water levels at our two what they do.
isn’t all that different English subjects. Besides Abromaitis hopes to study Otherwise, Bargen said city water towers and “I’m very proud that
from other pursuits, like tackling practice questions, hospitality and marketing he prefers to use his skills, allow the towers to be our citizens voted for the
athletics, where practice is students and staff take time at either Ferris State or knowledge and experience refilled during non-peak millage to build a new fire
key. analyzing how questions Grand Valley State to do what he feels is best hours to reduce water costs hall,” Bargen continued.
“I tell the kids your are posed, staying vigilant University next year. Both for Imlay City residents. in the future,” said Bargen. “Our firefighters have
coach wouldn’t put you in for possible stumbling Knuth and Angel are eye- During his soon-to-be “We need to address our worked very hard for many
the game if you weren’t blocks, and discussed how ing Ferris State as well. finished tenure as a city ability to store water and years and they made the
there for practice that to pace themselves. Knuth wants to study auto commissioner, Bargen reduce volume of water most of the old hall—but
week,” she said. “We learned how to mechanics and Angel is pointed to recent construc- pumped into the city dur- the new hall was much
“If students are good watch out for trick ques- considering automotive tion and renovation proj- ing peak-use hours.” needed.
readers and writers, they tions and not get thrown engineering technology. ects on Almont Avenue and For now, those chal- “We’re fortunate to
will generally do well on off by them,” Vincent said. Twenty-eighteen repre- Bancroft Street and various lenges will be left to cur- have such a fine group of
any test. What we try to The seniors don’t cred- sented the second of three infrastructure projects as rent commissioners Joi men and women we can
teach them in the SAT Prep it their success to just one years that all Michigan having been particularly Kempf, Al Ramirez and entrust with all of these
class are skills they can use class though, believing that juniors were required to satisfying. Mike Romine, and those duties.
on the test and beyond- they have received a quali- take the SAT rather than “I think these renova- elected to serve on Nov. 6. “I’ve cherished my
things like analytical skills ty education throughout the the traditional ACT. The tions have all made the city An honor to serve years of involvement with
that will be important in years. state’s contract with the a bit safer, more comfort- Bargen said his respec- this city,” Bargen said.
their senior year of high “We have smaller class College Board, a private able and more presentable tive tenures as city com- “I can only hope that my
school and into college.” sizes so we get that one- organization that owns the to residents and visitors,” missioner and mayor have fellow commissioners and
Senior Vincent Angel on-one attention from testing program, will be up Bargen said. “With the been rewarding and well I are looked upon as hav-
said the writing techniques teachers which really for renewal after the 2019 (voter approved) road mill- worth his investment in ing helped improve our
he honed from writing SAT helps,” Vincent said. test is administered. age, the city has resurfaced time and effort. town.”

Bourgois, Lauwers square off for 25th District seat

By Maria Brown Lansing. senate post because of his can retain our homegrown “I feel that as a state time in Lansing as a repre- talent,” Lauwers said.
senator I could do much sentative, coupled with his He believes that offi-
TRI-CITY AREA — more for all of Michigan familiarity with the 25th cials have had success in
Term limits mean that education, beyond our District and its economic breaking down regulatory
Republican Phil Pavlov’s community college,” roots in agriculture and the barriers for service provid-
time as Michigan’s 25th Bourgois said of her desire automotive world. ers by bringing consistency
State Senator has come to a to seek the state senate seat. “I’ve spent most of my to permitting requirements.
close at year’s end. The She believes more Debbie Dan life living and working in “I met with small carri-
contest to succeed Pavlov funding needs to be direct- Bourgois Lauwers that environment. I believe ers recently and much of
will be decided by voters in ed toward public education I understand what’s impor- the issue has to do with
the November general elec- and state officials need to swimming in our Great tant to most of the people added. funding,” Lauwers said.
tion. On the ballot are be serious about making Lakes and eat the fish that in this district,” Lauwers “It’s something I want He said he wants to fur-
Democrat Debbie Bourgois Michigan near of top of the they catch. Safe water is a said. to continue to work on.” ther investigate what tools,
and Republican Dan pack when it comes to stu- pretty basic need but it’s in If elected to the Senate, Creating career oppor- like tax incentives, could be
Lauwers. Both are St. Clair dent performance. Bourgois question in a lot of places,” Lauwers said his priorities tunities and having ameni- used to encourage compa-
County residents who went said she is “not okay” with she said. in office would range from ties that attract top talent to nies to make investments in
unchallenged in the August charter or “for profit” Bourgois said that in making state government the 25th District is another rural areas, knowing they
primary. schools. her previous public service, more responsible and of his aims. won’t see as an immediate
The 25th Senate district “I listen to people...I’m particularly when heading accountable to residents to “We have a wonderful return as compared to more
encompasses all of Huron, concerned about people not up the library millage expanding internet access district to live in but you populated, urban locations.
St. Clair, and Sanilac special interests and I want renewal, she developed a to rural areas of Michigan, have to have a way to raise If elected, Lauwers said
Counties, and Macomb to implement ideas that love of research and appre- plus more. your family and make a liv- he would advocate for con-
County’s Armada and work for everyday people,” ciation for studies that paint One of the most com- ing,” he said. tinued fiscal responsibility.
Richmond townships and she said. a factual picture of the mon complaints he’s heard He supports recent “Part of what got
the cities of Memphis, New Bourgois said she’s state. from constituents in recent efforts to promote skilled Michigan to where we are
Baltimore and Richmond. concerned that the majority “Too often, I feel that years is their frustration in trades and career technical is the practice of living
••••• of Michigan workers are elected officials are doing dealing with state regulato- training, but also wants to within our means and we
Debbie Bourgois is a experiencing stagnant or what they think or what ry departments. address connectivity issues have to keep doing that.
former small business declining wages saying their donors have dictated. I “Getting an answer is that plague much of the The economy is recovering
owner and works as a sub- “our children deserve fami- know that we have excel- sometimes just as impor- district. Teens from the and tax cuts are working
stitute teacher. She’s been a lies that have economic sta- lent research universities in tant as what the answer is,” area go to college where but we can’t take our eyes
member of the St. Clair bility.” this state and I don’t know he said. access to the information off what got us here,” he
County Community In Lansing, Bourgois why our officials don’t It’s also time for elected highway is limitless but said.
College’s board of trustees said she would advocate for make better use of them,” leaders to better empower then come back home to “If we continue to
for the last two years and more governmental trans- Bourgois said. state employees so that ser- “nothing.” reduce our debt we can
served as chairperson of the parency and work to pro- ••••• vices can be improved. “You can do so many make Michigan a more
St. Clair County Library tect water quality across the Currently, Dan Lauwers “We’ve created a struc- jobs with good internet attractive place for people
millage renewal committee state. is in his sixth and final year ture in Lansing where access. It’s another way we to live and work.”
in 2014. “I’m extremely con- as state representative for department managers have
Her involvement in cerned about what we’re Michigan’s 81st District responsibility without
those public organizations leaving for the children that which includes a large por- authority. They are respon-
spurred her to seek public I substitute teach. They tion of St. Clair County. sible for results but don’t Marlette Livestock Auctions
office at the county level deserve to be able to turn He believes that he’s have the authority to direct
and now set her sights on on the water faucet, go well-suited for the state people’s actions,” Lauwers HORSE & HORSE TACK AUCTION
Fri., October 26 @ 5:30 PM

Renewal for Almont Schools on Nov. 6 Consignments Welcome!

By Tom Wearing $935,000 out of our budget the sinking fund now is not • New & Used Tack Including Saddles, without having an affect on great, by the time the col- Saddle Blankets, Bridles, Halters, Lead Ropes,
students,” he continued, lection ends in six more Accessories & More!
ALMONT — School “the amount is simply too years that gap will be sig-
district residents will be large. nificant if not corrected. • Hay & Straw
asked to approve two ballot “The Headlee override “It is important that • Horses (To Sell @ 8:00 PM)
proposals on Tuesday, helps us collect a true 18 voters understand that these Consignments accepted on site Friday, October 26
Nov. 6 to sustain Almont mills,” said Kalmar. “I are not new taxes, and the (11:30 AM - 4:30 PM) or by appointment. Horses accepted
Community Schools opera- think Almont voters under- cushion and Headlee over- 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Contact us for more information!
tions. stand this danger, as they ride language just insure 6381 Euclid St. • Marlette, MI 48453
The first is a renewal of have consistently passed that we collect the finds the (989) 635-2183
the existing 18-mill levy Dr. Bill Kalmar. “Failure the Non-Homestead since voters agreed for us to col-
on non-homestead property to pass this renewal would 1994 (most recently in lect for their schools.”
to fund general school have significant conse- 2012).
operations for a period of quences to district opera- “This is also the goal of
eight years, inclusive to tions and opportunities. the sinking fund cushion.
2019-2026. “We could not cut While the amount lost in
An additional 1 mill
will be used to protect
against future Headlee
Amendment rollbacks.
Band to honor Davenport
No more than 18 mills IMLAY CITY — The Belle Valley Community
will be levied pursuant to Band returns to the concert stage on Sunday, Oct. 28.
the proposal, which will The band’s fall concert will begin at 2 p.m. at the
allow the district to receive Imlay City Middle School.
State funding at the full The concert will be performed in honor of the
per-pupil allowance. late-Donald Davenport, a longtime Belle Valley Band
If approved, the renew- clarinetist and officer.
al will raise about $935,710 Admission is to the concert is free. However, good
during its first year of col-
will donations will be accepted and help pay for new
music, instrument repairs and other costs. JEN
A second proposal
would override the 1978
Concert attendees are encouraged to mingle with OWEN
approved state-mandated
the musicians following the program. HOMEOWNER JEN
Headlee Amendment as it OWEN
applies to Sinking Fund German Dinner delights Nov. 3 HOMEOWNER

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in 2014.
If approved, the
CAPAC — St. John’s Lutheran Church invites the
public to enjoy a homemade meal at their November OWEN
Headlee Amendment roll- 3 German Dinner.
back will raise about From 4-6:30 p.m. volunteers will be serving sau-
$324,314 during the first erkraut and kielbasa, ham, German potato salad,
year of collection.
“The 18 mil renewal
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Serving the Four-country Area

Eden’s Attic with Quality Equipment (810) 798-0010
Serving theSince
Four-country Area
Barb DiMarzo (center) prepares to cut ribbon to celebrate her new Serving 1961
the Four-country Area
with Quality Equipment (810) 798-0010
(810) 798-0010
location at 200 E. Third Street in downtown Imlay City on Saturday as with Quality Equipment
family, friends and Imlay City officials look on. The vendor mall is now Since 1961
Indicates products that are built in

Since 1961
the United States from domestic
located in the historic former Masonic Hall, and features a variety of and foreign parts and components.
antiques, collectibles, clothing, decor and more. Along with the ribbon
cutting, guests enjoyed refreshments and free horse and carriage
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Recipes: 1/2 c half and half

3/4 c shredded Trunk or Treat in Berlin Twp.
cheddar cheese
from page 11 1/4 c grated BERLIN TWP. — Families are invited to par-
ASPARAGUS SOUFFLE Parmesan cheese ticipate in ‘Trunk or Treat’ on Halloween, October
5 eggs, separated 2 eggs, separated 31, from 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Berlin
1/4 c butter or Sauce: Township Park/Township office on Capac Road.
margarine 2 T butter Participants are also welcome to pass out candy to
1/4 c flour 1 c sliced mushrooms trick-or-treaters. All are welcome to attend. The
1 1/3 c milk event is hosted by the Berlin Township Park & Rec
1/4 c sliced green
1 t salt Board.
1/8 t pepper 1 T flour
1 t grated onion
2 T chopped pimiento
1/8 t salt
1/8 t cayenne pepper Harvest Supper is Oct. 25

Photo provided
1/4 c grated sharp 2/3 c half and half
cheddar GOODLAND TWP. — Enjoy an all-you-can-
2 T dry sherry eat Harvest Supper at Goodland Community Church
1 1/4 c finely Directions: Soufflé -
sliced asparagus this Thursday, Oct. 25 from 4:30-7 p.m. The cost is
Preheat oven to 325 Tahquamenon Falls last week after two weeks a free will donation and includes a Thanksgiving
1/4 t cream of tar-tar degrees. Melt butter in a of rainfall. meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing,
Directions: Let eggs saucepan then add onion green beans, squash, cole slaw, cranberries, dessert
whites warm to room tem-
perature in a large mixing
and garlic. Cook until ten-
der. Mix in flour, salt and Places: Monday night writing
group, a friend read a
and beverage. Takeouts available as well. Call 810-
724-1747 for more information. Goodland
bowl. Melt butter in a cayenne pepper. Pour in beautiful poem she com- Community Church is located at 2008 N. Van Dyke
from page 11
small saucepan. Whisk in half and half. Stir and cook posed in honor of a child- Road at the corner of M-53 and Armstrong Road.
flour. Slowly stir in milk until thickened. Add ched- hood visit to Tahquamenon
and cook over low heat, ly moaned the only time I Falls.
dar and Parmesan cheese. insisted we exit at the
stirring constantly until I reserved our critter
Stir until melted. Remove Natural Bridge Park off
thickened. Add salt, pep- sitter for three days and a
from heat. Beat egg yolks
per, onion, pimiento and
cheddar cheese. Stir until
in a small bowl with a
fork. Gradually stir in
Kentucky’s Mountain
Parkway. “Mom! Let’s just
room for two nights in the
MacCleod House B&B in Catherine: more than troubling to me
that I/TCT would be
go to Nana’s,” they plead- Newberry. My husband lumped into that category.
blended. Set aside. Preheat cheese mixture. In a sepa- ed. from page 10 Selia’s honesty and
drove us north with my
oven to 350 degrees. rate bowl, beat egg whites Forty years later, there friend’s poem on my While it certainly was not civility give me an oppor-
Grease a 1 1/2 quart souf- until stiff peaks form. Fold is no gathering of genera- mind—94 steps down to our intent to imply any- tunity to really listen. Her
flé or casserole dish. Beat in about 1/4 of egg whites tions in the McCoy Tahquamenon Falls, then thing other than the facts willingness to talk openly
egg whites with cream of into cheese mixture then Bottom, for most matri- upward. I heard the thun- which are written in the and without venom, per-
tartar until stiff peaks form. pour over the remaining archs and patriarchs are dering waters as we sped cutline under the photo, I son-to-person with me like
In a separate small bowl, egg whites. Gently fold buried on a mountainside through the golden passage get why Selia is upset. If it she did is commendable
beat egg yolks until thick together until combined. and in Lexington of I-75 to the Mackinac were my sister, I wouldn’t and frankly refreshing. In
and lemon colored. Add Pour into an ungreased 3 Cemetery. Children and Bridge. be thrilled to see a photo of an era where people shout
milk sauce and asparagus. cup soufflé dish. Bake, grandchildren have grown Suspended above the the accident again. As for first and backpedal later
Fold this mixture into egg uncovered, for 35 to 40 and gone their separate indivisible space where the ethnicity issues, I know (or keep repeating their ill
whites. Turn into soufflé minutes. A knife inserted ways. Aunt Kat’s pool Huron and Michigan all about that, too. The ste- informed assumptions over
dish. Set dish in a pan into the center will come stands stagnant. merge, I considered both reotypes; the connotations and over again), Selia’s
filled with 1 inch of hot out clean when soufflé is Within this gradual and bridge and lakes with awe and associations; the name willingness to have a fruit-
water. Place in the oven pervasive emptiness, I’ve and praise. For the Straits calling and the slurs. What ful discussion in the midst
done. Sauce - Melt butter
and bake at 350 degrees come to need places and of Mackinac speak of the my parents went through; of her angst and pain is
in a saucepan. Add mush- their stickers on my car’s
for 60 minutes. constant joining of springs what I endured as a laudable. I learned some-
rooms and green onions. windows. In no certain breaks my heart. thing from our conversa-
Cook until tender. Stir in and rivers that endures the
order, I’ve checked off the winds of time. It saddens me that over tion, and I am most grate-
CHEESE SOUFFLE flour, salt and cayenne following on my bucket the past few years, hugely ful.
And the Tahquamenon
WITH pepper. Add half and half. list: Yosemite. Muir disparaging things have My apologies to Selia
Falls, dear Reader, those
MUSHROOM SAUCE Cook and stir until thick- Woods. Olympic National maple syrup colored waters been said about people of and her family for their
Soufflé: ened. Stir in sherry and Park. Washington D.C. that submit to perpetual Latin and Hispanic descent loss, and for the additional
2 T butter heat through. Spoon over Gettysburg. The plunges, turn to foam, and from the highest office in hurt she experienced when
1/3 c chopped onion servings of cheese soufflé. Greenbrier. The Biltmore flow to Superior? the land. It upsets me that she saw the article and
2 garlic cloves, minced Email your recipes Estate. “Come, drink,” they good people like Selia and photo.
2 T flour and/or recipe requests to Without exception, the say. “Buy another sticker.” her sister have to worry Email Catherine at
1/8 t salt Lynn at lynneckerle@ places call unsolicited. Email Iris at about being marginalized cminolli@pageone-inc.
1/8 t cayenne pepper Most recently, in my and maligned. And it’s com.

Legal Announcements
CITY OF entertainment, vacant lots, or any
public place between the hours of
provisions thereof shall remain valid
and enforceable.
Owners of all mobile home parks,
commercial buildings, industrial
ing regular business hours or at www.
tion below.
The variance, if approved would
IMLAY CITY 8:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the follow- Section 7. Declaration of buildings, and 4-unit or more family 43-1 allow a trash enclosure closer than 40
COMMISSION MEETING ing day, official Village time. Emergency residential dwellings shall contract feet to a residential zoned lot.
OCTOBER 16, 2018
However, the provisions of this
section do not apply to a minor under
The Almont Village Council
hereby declares an emergency due to
with a garbage collection service
licensed to do business in the Village
VILLAGE OF Applicant: Almont DDA

Mayor Bargen called the meet- the age of 17 years accompanied by the numerous youths congregating on to collect and remove all garbage, ALMONT

817 N. Main St.
Almont, MI 48003
ing to order at 7:00 p.m. his or her parent, guardian, or other the public streets in such manner as to refuse, rubbish and yard waste in SIDEWALK Property Owner: Village of Almont
Commissioners present were Kempf, adult persons having the care and jeopardize the peace and tranquility of accordance with the requirements of MAINTENANCE AND 817 N. Main St.
Ramirez, Demske, Planck, Tanis, custody of such minor; nor where the Village. this ordinance. CONSTRUCTION Almont, MI 48003
such minor is returning from any Section 8. Effective Date The undersigned President and
Romine. Also present: City Manager ORDINANCE NO. 203 Property Description: 01 43 800 000
Tom Youatt, Bookkeeper Renee school dance or school entertain- This ordinance shall take effect Clerk of the Village of Almont hereby An Ordinance to protect the pub-
Mazey, Fire Chief Rick Horton, DPW ment; nor where the legal employ- at 8:30 p.m. on October 30, 2018 and certify that this ordinance was adopt- 00
lic health, safety and general welfare
Super Ed Priehs, 3 Representatives ment of such minor makes it neces- shall remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. ed at a Regular Meeting of the Almont VILLAGE OF ALMONT ORIGINAL
by the adoption of regulations con-
for Pinnacle/Vlasic Foods, 5 members sary to be upon the streets, alleys or on November 1, 2018. Village Council held on the 16th day TOWN OF NEWBURGH LOTS 33,
cerning the maintenance, repair, and
of the community, and 2 members of other public places during the night The undersigned President and of October 2018 and was published in 34, & 35 “PARKING LOT.”
safety of public sidewalks within the
the media. The Commission approved time after said specific hours. Clerk of the Village of Almont hereby the Tri-City Times on the 24th of Commonly known as 120 E. St.
Village of Almont imposing a duty
the agenda with the addition of Old Section 2. Responsibility of Parents certify that this emergency ordinance October 2018. Clair (Parcel ID #041-475-033-00)
from the Village to repair, maintain, or
Business 7B. MERS Division and It shall be unlawful for the par- was adopted at a meeting of the Kimberly Keesler NOTICE: People with disabili-
keep safe said sidewalks, and for
New Business 8D - DPW Standby ent, guardian, or other adult person Almont Village Council on the 16th Clerk ties needing accommodations for
owner caused deficiencies, imposing
Generator Bid. The Commission having the care and custody of a day of October 2018. Steve Schneider effective participation in the meeting
a duty on adjoining or abutting land
approved the Consent Agenda items minor under the age of 17 years to Kimberly Keesler President should contact the Village Clerk/
owners to repair or replace sidewalks;
as presented: Approval of Minutes - permit such to loiter, idle, wander, Village Clerk/Treasurer A complete copy of the above Treasurer at least seven (7) working
to provide standards of proper side-
10/2/18 and 10/9/18 Special Meeting; stroll, play in, or be found upon the Steve Schneider ordinance is available in the Clerk’s days in advance of the meeting. An
walk maintenance, construction and
Approval of minutes DDA 9/10/18 public streets, highways, roads, alleys, Village President office during regular business hours. attempt will be made to make reason-
and Lamb Steele 9/26/18; Approved parks, playgrounds, or other public Adopted: October 16, 2018 43-1 able accommodations. A copy of the
payment of bills in the amount of $ grounds, public places and public Effective: October 30, 2018 application for the variance may be
329,133.82. buildings, places of amusement and
entertainment, vacant lots, or any
43-1 VILLAGE OF Section 1. Maintenance of Sidewalks.
inspected at the Almont Village
Offices located at 817 N. Main St.,
The Commission approved rate
increases to Residents as follows: public place between the hours of VILLAGE OF ALMONT Section 2. Construction of Sidewalks.
Section 3. Owner Caused
Almont, MI 48003 during regular
8:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. official ALMONT VILLAGE business hours, between 7:00 a.m. and
Water 9% Increase and Sewer 9%
Increase and Postponed the Increases Village time, as set forth here after. ALMONT COUNCIL
Section 4. Violations and Penalties.
5:00 p.m. on regular business days.
to Vlasic for two weeks; Approved a However, the provisions of this sec- GARBAGE COLLECTION REGULAR MEETING Section 5. Effective Date.
Written comments regarding this vari-
Division of the MERS Retirement tion shall not apply to the exempted ORDINANCE OCTOBER 2, 2018 The undersigned President and
ance can also be received at the above
class mentioned in Section 1. listed address until the day of its con-
Fund for the City Manager and the ORDINANCE NO. 140.2 SYNOPSIS Clerk of the Village of Almont hereby sideration.
employees; Approved the purchase of Section 3. Each Violation; An Ordinance to amend President Schneider called the certify that this ordinance was pre-
200 Water Meters at the cost of Separate Offense Kimberly J. Keesler
Ordinance No. 140 Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. sented for first reading at a Regular
$30,000.00; Approved the proposal Each violation of the provisions Village Clerk/Treasurer
THE VILLAGE OF Councilmembers present were Dyke, Meeting of the Almont Village
for the water main portion of the of the above sections shall constitute a 43-1
ALMONT ORDAINS: Ligon, Love, Steffler, Schneider, Council held on the 16th day of
DeShano Assisted Living be awarded separate offense. The title of Ordinance No. 140 is Steven C. Schneider, and Peltier. October 2018 and was published in
to Northwest Earth Movers; Approved Section 4. Delinquent or hereby amended to read as follows: Staff members present were Manager the Tri-City Times on the 24th of
Neglected Child
the sale of DPW 2002 Silverado
Truck to the highest bid - Jerry Any such minor violating the
An ordinance to regulate the col-
lection and disposal of garbage and
Connors, Clerk/Treasurer Keesler,
Chief of Police Martin, DPW
October 2018.
Kimberly Keesler
Pewinski $1025.00; Approved the Bid provisions of Section l shall be trash from 1-, 2-, or 3-unit family Superintendent Bryan Treat and Clerk ADOPTION
for a DPW Standby Generator to the
lowest bid - Goyette Mechanical
deemed a delinquent or neglected
child as defined in the Statutes of the
residential units within the Village WWTP Superintendent Mark Farley. Steve Schneider VILLAGE OF
20,050.00. State of Michigan. Said minor shall be
(excluding mobile home parks, com-
mercial buildings, industrial build-
The Council approved the
Agenda; approved Consent Agenda
A complete copy of the above CAPAC
Adjournment at 8:02 p.m. brought before the Juvenile Court ings, and 4-unit or more family dwell- with corrections; Mr. Germain pre- ordinance is available in the Clerk’s ST. CLAIR COUNTY,
Submitted by Lynn Eutsler, City having jurisdiction over said minor, MICHIGAN
ings); to prohibit the unauthorized sented council with the office during regular business hours.
and said minor shall be dealt with by
Clerk. Complete copies of the minutes deposit of garbage and trash; to pro- Redevelopment Ready Certification 43-1 At a regular meeting of the
are available in the Clerk’s office dur- said court as provided by law. vide for the contracting of garbage Baseline Report Presentation; Capac Village Council on October 15,
Section 5. Penalty; Parent
ing normal business hours or at www. or Guardian
collection services; to provide for the
collection of billings for garbage col-
approved Resolution #18-10-01 to
proceed with the RRC Program of the
NOTICE 2018, the official zoning map for the
Village of Capac as described in
43-1 Any parent, guardian, or other
adult person having the care and cus-
lection services; to authorize the col- MEDC; approved invoices to VILLAGE OF Section 30-227 (District boundaries
lection of delinquent billings on the Michigan AgriBusiness Solutions; ALMONT and map) of the Village’s zoning ordi-
VILLAGE OF tody of a minor under the age of 17
years who violates Section 2, upon
tax roll; and to provide penalties for approved change order number three ZONING BOARD OF nance was adopted, updated to incor-
ALMONT conviction hereof, shall be fined not
Section 1 of Ordinance No. 140
from Gerace Construction for waste-
water treatment plant improvements; APPEALS HEARING porate all past rezoning actions, and
therefore, establishes all zones hence-
EMERGENCY less than ten ($10.00) dollars, or more is hereby amended to read as follows: authorized Challenger Technologies, 817 NORTH MAIN STREET forth, per the authority of the
ORDINANCE NO. 2018-1 than one hundred ($100.00) dollars, ALMONT, MICHIGAN 48003
Section 1. Authorization. The LLC to provide and install security Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (PA
EMERGENCY CURFEW and in the default payment thereof, (810) 798-8528
Village Council may provide for gar- cameras in the police department and 110 of 2006). This action is given
An Ordinance to prohibit the shall be confined in the County Jail Fax (810) 798-3397
bage collection services to residents municipal building; and denied the publication in the manner prescribed
loitering of minors. for not more than thirty (30) days. Please be notified that the
of the Village in accordance with the request to waive penalties and interest by law. The official zoning map for
THE VILLAGE OF Section 6. Separability of Village of Almont Zoning Board of
provisions of this ordinance. In the on a late tax bill. the Village of Capac is available at the
ALMONT ORDAINS: Provisions Appeals will hold a hearing on
event that the Village Council pro- The meeting adjourned at 10:08 Village office, 131 North Main Street,
Section 1. Loitering Prohibited It is the intention of the Village Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00
vides such services, they shall be p.m. Capac, MI, 48014. The official zon-
It shall be unlawful for any Council that each provision of this p.m. in the Almont Municipal
provided on a nondiscriminatory basis Kimberly J. Keesler ing map for the Village of Capac will
minor under the age of 17 years to ordinance shall be deemed indepen- Building located at 817 N. Main St.,
to all 1-, 2-, or 3-unit family residen- Clerk/Treasurer be effective thirty days after this pub-
loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play in, or dent of all other provisions herein. It Almont Michigan 48003 in order to
tial units, (excluding mobile home Steve Schneider lication.
be found upon public streets, high- is further the intention of the Village consider a request for a non-use vari-
parks, commercial buildings, indus- President Lisa Lulis, Village of Capac Clerk
ways, roads, alleys, parks, public Council that if any provision of this ance submitted by Almont DDA for
trial buildings, and 4-unit or more A complete copy of the minutes (810) 395-4355
ordinance is declared invalid, all other property detailed in the legal descrip-
buildings, places of amusement and family dwellings) within the Village. is available in the Clerk’s office dur- 43-1


All legal announcements should be received by 3 p.m. the Monday prior to publication.


Almont heads Albrecht leads

into playoffs Almont to ninth
with 47-7 win Lindsey finishes 11th in golf
state finals individual play
Overpowers Dansville to

Photo by Helfer Photography

By Kevin Kissane The Meadows Golf
end perfect regular season Tri-City Times Sports Editor Course, at Grand Valley
State University, served as
ALMONT — Lindsey the tournament venue.
By Kevin Kissane the feat with a 47-7 tri- Albrecht carded a 178 over When the final scores
Tri-City Times Sports Editor umph against visiting 36 holes en route to 11th were announced, Harbor
Dansville in a non-league overall individually, con- Springs (730) paced the
ALMONT — Almont varsity football encounter Almont’s Blake Kapron pressures the Dansville sisting of an opening field assembled. They
put the finishing touches last Friday night. quarterback in last Friday’s confrontation. round 89 and a closing were followed by
on an unbeaten regular With the outcome, round 89, and her perfor- Shepherd (750), North
season run, accomplishing Almont improves to 9-0 overall. Dansville slips to with 36 minutes gone.
6-3 this season. Quarter number four mance helped lead the Muskegon (754),
“It was nice to finish would prove scoreless as Almont girls’ golf team to Kalamazoo Hackett (757),
out the regular season with Almont left the field with a ninth-place finish last Jackson Lumen Christi
a win to finish 9-0 going in a lopsided win to their Friday and Saturday at the
to the playoffs,” Almont credit. Division 4 state finals. Ninth page 20
Coach James Leusby said. Almont generated their
“Dansville came to play 47-point total aided by a
tonight and made us earn it Jace Rinke 20-yard touch-
in the first quarter,” he down run; a Jack Paupert
noted. two-yard touchdown run
“These young men are (followed by a Paupert
now gearing up for the PAT tote); a Mason Smith
playoffs and they know 56-yard touchdown run; a
their work is nowhere near Smith seven-yard touch-
finished.” down run (followed by a
Photo by Helfer Photography

In Friday’s encounter, Josh Hellebuyck PAT

Almont took a 20-7 advan- tote); a Paupert 32-yard
tage after one quarter was fumble return for a touch-
done. down; a Rinke 38-yard
The middle two quar- touchdown run; and a
ters saw Almont add 27 Colton Kruse seven yard
points to their total and touchdown run (followed

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Almont’s Jace Rinke heads up the field in Dansville manage none.
Friday’s win at home versus Dansville. That left them up 47-7 Almont page 20

Raiders begin postseason at home Lindsey Albrecht, of Almont, stares down her
Almont favored in Friday’s first round battle with Birch Run tee shot at the Div. 4 state finals last Friday.

Almont nets share

By Kevin Kissane playoff appearance. They emerged victorious in five 35-12 victory over
Tri-City Times Sports Editor will entertain Birch Run of eight contests. That run Freeland at home.
this Friday in a Division 5, included a 20-0 win Almont, the Blue
ALMONT — When Region 4, District 1 open- against Caro at home; a Water Area Conference

of a 15th place
the 2018 edition of the ing round playoff game. 38-7 road victory over champions, are fresh off a
state football playoffs get Kickoff for the contest is 7 Standish Sterling; a 33-6 47-7 win against Dansville
underway later this week p.m. triumph against Essexville at home.
there will be one team Birch Run, which took Garber at home; a 28-0 Prior to that, Almont
hailing from the Tri-City
Area involved.
fourth place in the Tri
Valley East Conference,
road setback to
Frankenmuth; a 35-14 road
went 8-0. That successful
run featured a 56-6 road Bussone reaches semifinals
That team is the
Raiders of Almont High
enters the fray coming off
a 26-13 road loss to
loss at Millington; a 35-0
win over Carrollton at
victory over New Haven; a
49-0 road triumph against in fourth singles competition
School, who will be mak- Saginaw Nouvel. home; a 14-0 loss to By Kevin Kissane Francis (26 points), Allegan
ing their ninth straight Before that, Birch Run Bridgeport at home; and a Playoffs page 20 Tri-City Times Sports Editor (23), Ludington (15), Ann
Arbor Gabriel Richard,

Imlay City hands Capac 42-20 loss ALMONT — The

Almont boys’ tennis team
claimed a four-way tie for
Grand Rapids Catholic
Central and Grosse Ile (13
each), Whitehall and
15th place last Friday and Grosse Pointe Woods
By Kevin Kissane learn. I’m thankful for all Saturday at the Division 4 University Liggett (12
Tri-City Times Sports Editor the hard work our seniors state finals. apiece), Jackson Lumen
put in this year and appre- Kalamazoo is where Christi (10), Kalamazoo
TRI-CITY AREA — ciate their leadership.” the action unfolded. Hackett (nine), Grand
Imlay City downed visit- In Friday’s game, “In a something that Rapids Northpointe
ing Capac, 42-20, in a Imlay City bolted out to a may be viewed as an indi- Christian (eight),
non-league varsity foot- 14-0 advantage after one vidual sport, we came Kalamazoo Christian
ball game last Friday quarter was done. together as a team to reach (seven), Lansing Catholic
night. Quarter two saw Imlay the state finals,” Almont (six), Almont, Berrien
With the result, Imlay City accumulate 16 points Coach Mike Bulger said. Springs, Portland and Flint
City finishes their season and Capac generate six, “I am very proud of how Powers (five each),
as owners of a 1-8 overall leaving them up 30-6 at we have grown as a team Holland Christian (four),
mark. Capac winds up the halftime break. and individuals,” he noted. Chesaning (three),
with a 2-7 record. When play resumed, Ann Arbor Greenhills Essexville Garber,
“Overall this was a Capac bounced back with (38 points) topped the Frankenmuth, Grant,
solid effort from start to a 7-6 third quarter edge. standings at tournament’s Lansing Christian and Paw
finish,” Imlay City Coach That trimmed their deficit end. They were followed
Brian Tresnak said. “I’m to 36-13 at the time.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

by Traverse City St. Tennis page 20

proud of how hard these Capac then outscored
guys have worked all Imlay City 7-6 the rest of
year,” he noted. the way, only to drop a
“Even when things 42-20 outcome.
were rough this year, they Imlay City managed
Imlay City’s Cristian Rojas looks to avoid the came ready to work in
tackle of Capac’s Jordan Cherry on Friday. practice and were eager to Imlay City page 20

Imlay City paces field at BWAC Meet

By Kevin Kissane first. They were followed
Tri-City Times Sports Editor by Armada (84), Yale
(98), North Branch (122),
TRI-CITY AREA — Almont (154), Algonac
Mary Lengemann posted a (177) and Richmond (196).
19:56.49 time for third and Imlay City also count-
Jessica Denver registered a ed results from McKinzie
20:06.88 clocking en route Winget, 14th, 21:02.04;
to a fifth, leading the Sarah Hubbard, 15th,
Imlay City girls’ cross 21:02.89; and Sydney
country team to a first- Kapushinski, 19th,
place finish at the Blue 21:27.56.
Water Area Conference
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Emily Kwierant, 18th,

League Meet on Tuesday, 21:26.7; paced Almont.
Photo provided

October 16. She was backed by Katrina

Algonac High School Kline, 26th, 22:15.37;
is where the meet was con- Molly Kline, 34th,
tested. 22:59.17; Heather Fitchett,
Imlay City edged Cros- Imlay City’s Sarah Hubbard looks to hold off the 36th, 23:15.99; and Erica Almont’s Sam Bussone follows through on a
Lex, 56 points to 58, for challenge of a Cros-Lex foe at the BWAC Meet. Bailey, 46th, 24:20.26. serve during fourth singles action at states.


North Branch wins over Caro 39-30

By Student writers
North Branch H.S.

The North Branch Broncos
ground out another win
Friday night against Caro ,

prevailing of 39-30.
That left North Branch
with a 7-2 regular season

When the first quarter
wrapped up, both sides

Photo by Charlise Hyde

played on even terms. It
was there North Branch
Birch Run at Almont used Josh Boyne 72-yard
touchdown run; a Christian
Coy 80-yard touchdown
Purdue at MSU and a Gerrid Rutledge run North Branch Broncos pose for photo after Friday’s win against Caro.
to produced their 14-point
CMU at Akron total, while Caro countered
with 14 points of their own.
kick, staking North Branch
to a 21-14 advantage which
The third quarter would
see North Branch generate
scored Caro 10-8 during the
final 12 minutes of action,
get it done,” North Branch
running back Josh Boyne
Seattle at Detroit The second quarter con-
tinued to be close, up until
held up at the half.
Drake Deshetsky,
eight points and Caro man-
aged the same. That staked
closing out a 39-30 triumph.
“We played against a
North Branch entertains
North Branch delivered Taylor Miller, and Kyle North Branch to a 29-22 good team that was fighting Cros-Lex this Friday in a
Kerry Klug 40-yard touchdown run by Kleinknecht played key advantage with 36 minutes to get into the playoffs and Division 4 playoff game.
44-12 Christian Coy. Ian Conley role for North Branch’s gone. it was tough but the boys That matchup lists a 7 p.m,
Almont then added the extra point defense during that stretch. North Branch then out- wanted to go out there and starting time.
Detroit Sports In Brief
The following youth 15-9
Celery City sports, junior high, ninth Match recap- Dryden
Charlie grade, and junior varsity picked up a 27-25, 25-16,
recaps are provided to us by 15-9 victory over Mayville
Almont area coaches. If your team’s in a junior varsity volleyball
Purdue results do not appear here encounter last Thursday.
Akron remind your coach to pass Erin Paton (10), Natalie
Detroit along the information by Embree and Abby Hurd
calling 810-724-2615, or (seven each), Becca Weiss
e-mailing it to kkissane@ (six), Jenna Peters (five) and
Keil Jorgensen or send it Avery Grondin (four) had
39-17 to us via fax at 810-724- Dryden’s service points.
8552. Embree, Paton and
Almont Almont Seventh Grade Weiss (two apiece) plus
MSU Girls’ Basketball Ashley Hickmott and

Photo provided
Akron October 18 Grondin (one each) provid-
Detroit Almont vs. Imlay City ed Dryden’s aces.
Almont-27 Imlay City-19 Weiss (19) added
Game recap- Almont Dryden’s highest assist total. The Dryden junior varsity volleyball team poses with a trophy they won
Tom Schoen defeated Imlay City, 27-19, Dryden Sixth and at the Cros-Lex Tournament last weekend. They are (L to R) Alaina
in a seventh grade girls’ bas- Seven Grade Volleyball Penn, Jenna Peters, Becca Weiss, Abby Hurd, Avery Grondin, Natalie
Almont ketball game last Thursday. Dryden vs. Peck Embree, Erin Paton and Ashley Hickmott.
Purdue Brandi Zimmer paced October 15
Akron Almont with 10 points. The Dryden wins 21-17, 19-21 Peter, Mikayla Fleming, completes a 9-2 campaign. Emma Raue, Abbie Johnson,
Detroit Raiders also had Lydia and 15-6 Bella Szymanski, Lilia Lauren Abromaitis, Rilynn Lindsay and Megan
Lacavera (seven points), October 15 Larkin and Emily Fisher Destiny Ellis, Addie Larkin formed Dryden’s
Ava Pandurden (six) plus Match recap- Dryden comprised Dryden’s roster. Tresnak, Skylar Graham, roster.
Kevin Kissane Berni Luzinski and Alyssa handed Peck a 21-17, 19-21 Dryden Eighth Grade
40-16 Schneider (two each) reach 15-6 setback in a sixth and Volleyball
Almont the scoring column. seventh grade volleyball Dryden vs. Peck
Purdue Dryden Junior Varsity clash on Monday, October October 15
Akron Volleyball 15. Dryden wins 21-15, 21-9
Detroit October 18 With the outcome, and 15-12
Dryden vs. Mayville Dryden finishes at 9-2. Match recap- Dryden
Dryden wins 27-25, 25-16, Delaney Wolfe, Ava earned a 21-15, 21-9, 15-12
DeVlaminck, Madison win against Peck in an

Athlete of the Week

Maday, Avery Lowell, eighth grade volleyball clash
Makenzie Theobald, on Monday, October 15.
Klaudia Belleville, Sophia With the result, Dryden

Sports Schedule
Football BWAC Tournament, St.
Photo provided

Friday, October 26 Clair County Community

Division 5 playoffs College, TBA
Birch Run at Almont,  Cross Country

Trophy Book 8-point...

7 p.m. Saturday, October 27
Volleyball Division 2 regionals
Wednesday, October 24 Imlay City at Algonac,
North Branch at Imlay TBA Louie Asaro, Sr. with his grandkids Cameron
City, 6:30 p.m. Division 3 regionals and Vivian Asaro took this Lapeer County
Almont freshman ten-
Richmond at Almont, Almont, Capac at 8-point, his biggest buck in 40 plus years of
Almont freshman
nis standout Sam Mason Smith ran for 6:30 p.m. Waterford Mott, TBA hunting! The buck, taken during the archery
Bussone reached the 177 yards and two Capac at Marlette, Division 4 regionals season had a 17-inch inside spread. Louie's
semifinals of his fourth touchdowns in his varsi- 7:15 p.m. Dryden at Wagener secret to success, " gotta
singles flight at the Div. 4 ty football team’s win Saturday, October 27 County Park, Harbor have patience!"
state finals. Friday over Dansville. Almont, Imlay City at Beach, TBA
For his effort, Bussone For his effort, Smith
shares our Boys’ Athlete shares our Boys’ Athlete
of the Week honor. of the Week honor.
Football Stats and Standings
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FOOTBALL Powell (A) 1 Gill (D)
Hellmuth (C)
Schenkel (D) 5 105 21.0 FOOTBALL
Comp Att Yds Schapman (A) 1
TRAVELERS Montney (C) 70 110 928
Lulgjuraj (A)
Mullins (IC)
Touchdowns Hellebuyck (A) 36 55 926 Sandzik (IC) 3 9 3.0
Rinke (A) 17 Kaplan (D) Blue Water Area Conference
THE HARTFORD 13 31 228 Recoveries Kruse (A) 2 67 33.5
Schapman (A) 13 Lonnie Wolford (IC) 11 31 League Overall
151 Luther (IC) 4 Biggs (D) 2 38 19.0
Lulgjuraj (A) 11 Almont 7-0 9-0
Writing For Many Major Kulin (IC) 3 Parski (C) 2 22 11.0 North Branch 5-2 7-2
Insurance Companies Paupert (A) 10
8 Rushing
Sustaita (C) 2 Sustaita (C) 2 16 8.0 Richmond 5-2 6-3
Sawyers (c)
• Life Insurance • Automobile • Homeowners • Builder’s Risk • Workers’ Comp Hellmuth (C) 5 R Y Avg Rojas (IC) 2 Paupert (A) 2 11 5.5 Cros-Lex 4-3 6-3
• Farm Owners • Motorcycles • Mobile Homes • Fleet Auto • Bonds & RV Sawyers (C) 5 Lulgjuraj (A) 57 834 14.6 Panduren (A) 2 Robinson (C) 1 48 48.0 Yale 3-4 5-4
& Boat • Commercial • Travel Trailers • Special Events Rojas (IC) 4 Rinke (A) 57 595 10.4 Powell (A) 2 Raymond (D) 1 23 23.0 Algonac 3-4 4-5
Kaplan (D) 3 Paupert (A) 52 586 11.3 Schapman (A) 2 Malcolm (A) 1 19 19.0 Armada 1-6 2-7
Life is an Adventure. Protect it. Boers (C) 3 Biggs (D) 54 323 6.0 Paupert (A) 1 Grant (C) 1 10 10.0 Imlay City 0-7 1-8
Mullins (IC) 3 Cody (A) 38 315 8.3 Thorner (C) 1 Kalmus (C) 1 2 2.0
649 N. Van Dyke 810-724-0199 • Text 810-395-5748 5.0 Nolin (IC) 1 Cezik (IC) 1 0 0.0 NCTL 8-Man League
Schaefer (C) 3 Kaplan (D) 58 290
Imlay City Smith (A) 3 Mullins (IC) 58 277 4.8 Kaplan (D) 1
Derocher (IC) 1 Team Offense Blue Division
Kruse (A) 3 Deckerville 5-0 7-2
Watson (D) 1

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Cherry (C) 2 Solo Tackles Schenkel (D) 1 G Yds Avg Kingston 4-1 8-1
Helfer (A) 2 G T Avg Biggs (D) Peck 2-3 5-4
Cody (A) 2 Mullins (IC) 9 47 5.2 Bertram (IC) 1 Almont 9 3907 434 Mayville 2-3 5-4
Biggs (D) 2 Rojas (IC) 6 29 4.8 Dryden 4 863 216 North Huron 2-3 5-4
BEST PRINTING. BEST PRICE. Kulin (IC) 2 Navarro (C) 9 31 3.4 Capac 9 2095 233 Dryden 0-5 2-7
Robinson (C) 1 Receiving
Montney (C) 1 C Yds Avg Imlay City 9 1846 205
Interceptions Greater Thumb League
Schapman (A) 18 540 30.0
594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Kalmus (C)
Bertram (IC)
1 Kaplan (D) 2 Sawyers (C) 14 281 20.1

Team Defense
East Division
Harbor Beach 5-1 8-1
Boers (C) 14 184 13.1

(810) 724-0254
Shafer (IC) 1 Paupert (A) 2
Webster (A) 1 Rinke (A) 7 155 22.1 G Yds Avg Sandusky 5-1 8-1
9 1304 145 Ubly
DeLaurier (A) 2 4-2 7-2
Schenkel (D) 1 Schaefer (C) 7 91 13.0 Almont
Marlette 3-3 3-6
Parski (C) 1 Kruse (A) 1 Lo. Wolford (IC) 7 42 6.0
Brown City 2-4 3-6
“Quality Commercial Printing at the Best Price in Town!” DeLaurier (A) 1 Cherry (C) 7 25 3.6 Dryden 4 1007 252
Hausmann (A) 1
9 2973 330 Capac 2-4 2-7
Sandzik (IC) 1 Kulin (IC) 6 123 20.5 Capac
8 2993 333 Memphis
Robinson (C) 1 0-6 1-8
Rinke (A) 6 129 21.5 Imlay City

Cross Country

Spartan girls are

Dryden won the
NCTL meet
recently. They
are front (L to R)

first in Caro Invite

By Kevin Kissane where the action unfolded.
Hannah Peyerk,
Alissa Hurd,
Maria Ryan,
Teagan Norman,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Mary Lengemann, Josie Carpenter,
fourth, 20:08.78; led Imlay Kelsey
IMLAY CITY — The City that day. The Spartans Hempstead and
Imlay City girls’ cross also counted results from Kylie DeVlaminck;
country team registered a Jessica Denver, fifth, and back Andrew
first-place showing last 20:14.61; Sarah Hubbard, Sisler, Ethan
Saturday at the Thumb 20th, 21:12.75; McKinzie Knuth, John
Area Cross Country Winget, 32nd, 21:49.26; Lynch, Ronny
Championship. and Sydney Kapushinski, Hudson, Ethan

Photo provided
Caro Golf Club is 36th, 22:03.25. Rozanski,
Brenden Knuth
and Reed Hall.

Dryden secures NCTL Meet title

By Kevin Kissane on both squads added Rozanski notched a Hannah Peyerk led the way
Tri-City Times Sports Editor together) on Monday, 17:15.59 time on the way to with a sixth. It took her
October 15. second to lead the Dryden 22:17.54 to cover the terri-
DRYDEN — The Mayville High School boys’ contingent. tory.
Dryden boys’ and girls’ is where the meet was con- Ronny Hudson posted Dryden also counted
cross country teams won tested. the next best Dryden clock- results from Teagan
the North Central Thumb Brendan Knuth stopped ing. His time of 18:03.76 Norman, seventh, 22:41.74;
League Meet (which saw the watch at 17:14.42 en paid off with a fourth. and Maria Ryan, 10th,
the top-three runners results route to first and Ethan For the Dryden girls, 23:02.85.

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Imlay City:
from page 17
their 42-point total aided
by a Cristian Rojas
36-yard touchdown run; a
Riley Bertram 74-yard run
(followed by a Hunter
Mullins PAT tote); a Kyle

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Kulin 31-yard touchdown
run (followed by a Rojas
PAT tote); a Rojas 10-yard
touchdown run (followed
by a Bertram to Lonnie
The Almont football team poses for a photo after winning the BWAC title Wolford PAT pass); a
recently. The Raiders begin postseason play Friday versus Birch Run. Rojas 18-yard touchdown
run; and a Brandon Shafer

Photo by Kevin Kissane

12-yard touchdown run.
Almont: gets. Their ranks consisted
of Rinke (one catch for 15
(seven solos and one
assist) paced Almont’s Capac generated their
20-point output courtesy
from page 17 yards) and Paupert (one defense.
reception for 14 yards). The Almont defense of a Jake Sawyers three-
by a successful extra point The Almont ground also had two takeaways. yard touchdown run; a Joe
kick courtesy of Brandon attack chewed up 419 Lucas DeLaurier (one Montney to Sawyers Capac’s Jake Sawyers carries the ball during
Hunsaker). yards of territory on 33 interception) and Paupert a 17-yard touchdown pass his team’s clash with Imlay City last Friday.
For the evening, totes. fumble recovery) fur- (followed by a successful
Hellebuyck completed two Smith (11 rushes for nished those. extra point boot from Ben
of six pass plays for 29 166 yards) and Rinke (150 Almont will look to Laskowski); and a
yards as Almont’s quarter- yards on six totes) put up add to their win total this Sawyers 26-yard touch-
back. He threw zero inter- Almont’s best numbers. Friday when it entertains down run (followed by an
ceptions en route to those The remaining 16 Raider Birch Run in a Division 5 accurate extra point kick
numbers. rushes netted a combined opening round playoff by Laskowski).
His successful tosses 103-yard gain. game. That matchup lists For the night, Bertram
went to two different tar- Jacob Hausmann a 7 p.m. starting time. connected on two of three
pass plays for 79 yards as
Imlay City’s quarterback.
He threw zero intercep-
Playoffs: are excited and have been
working extremely hard,”
ter), Jacob Hausmann
(guard), Nick Wilson
tions along the way.
His successful throws
from page 17 he emphasized. (guard), Connor Arms
went to two different tar-
“They understand we (tackle) and Nathan Kerby
gets. Their ranks consist-
Imlay City; a 43-14 win must win to advance.” as his probable offensive

Photo by Kevin Kissane

ed of Kyle Kulin (one
over Algonac at home; a It has been eight years starters.
reception for 76 yards)
42-6 victory against North since they last met. On the opposite side of
and Lonnie Wolford (one
Branch at home; a 60-26 During the 2010 playoffs, the football, Leusby is
catch for three yards).
road triumph over Cros- Birch Run advanced with a leaning toward Nolan
The Imlay City ground
Lex; a 47-7 road win 27-21 win against Almont. Panduren (line), Christian
attack added 490 yards on
against Armada; a 51-12 “We hope to have a Buckmiller (line), Meric Capac quarterback Joe Montney is pressured
41 totes.
victory over Richmond at better outing this time Okoniewski (line), by an Imlay City foe during Friday’s contest.
Rojas (16 rushes for
home; and a 43-0 triumph around,” Leusby said. Michael Rinke (line),
161 yards) and and Kulin
against Yale at home. “This time it is a different Caleb Weigand (back),
(126 yards on 13 totes) connected nine of 14 pass attack wound up with 263
Those outcomes left team and a different Jack Paupert (back),
proved Imlay City’s plays for 101 yards as yards on 45 totes.
Almont with just the 10th venue,” he noted. Schapman (back), Colton
toughest players to stop. Capac’s quarterback. He Sawyers (18 rushes for
unbeaten season in school “Our coaches will Kruse (linebacker), Blake
The remaining 12 Spartan threw zero interceptions 159 yards) and Kalmus
history. watch film and I am sure Kapron (linebacker),
rushes netted a combined en route to those (59 yards on 12 totes) put
While he is proud of we will come up with a Rinke (linebacker) and
203-yard gain. numbers. up Capac’s best numbers.
what his team has already game plan.” Hausmann (linebacker) as
Lance Wolford (seven His completions were The remaining 15 Chief
accomplished, Leusby still Leusby lists Josh his likely starting group.
solos and two assists) led distributed to four differ- rushes netted a combined
would like to see them Hellebuyck (quarterback), The winner of this
Imlay City’s defense. ent targets. Their ranks 45-yard gain.
take it a step further. Michael Lulgjuraj (run- Friday’s battle will face
Wyatt Luther and Rojas consisted of Sawyers (four Lonnie Fritz (eight
“The team is starting ningback), Jack Paupert the victor of a game
(eight solos each), Dakota catches for 69 yards), solos and three assists)
to get healthy again and (runningback), Jace Rinke between Richmond (6-3)
Sandzik and Kyle Kulin German Sustaita (two paced Capac’s defense.
we are excited to see how (runningback), Colby and Frankenmuth (7-2) the
(six solos apiece) plus receptions for 16 yards), He was backed by Sawyers
our conference has pre- Schapman (split end), following Friday or
Hunter Mullins (five solos Brad Schaefer (two catch- (three solos and three
pared us for the playoffs,” Jackson Malcolm (tight Saturday for the district
and one assist) registered es for 14 yards) and Ian assists), Omar Navarro
Leusby said. “The kids end), Derek Johnston (cen- title.
Imlay City’s top tackle Kalmus (one reception for (four solos and one assist)
outputs. two yards). and Jordan Cherry (one
For the night, Montney The Capac ground solo and four assists).
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CYBERSECURITY Tennis: Griffin DePauw gave

Almont a 1-1 showing at the
from page 17 second singles position.
He began tournament
Paw (two apiece), Grand action with a 6-1, 6-1 tri-

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along with Bronson, Niles
Brandywine and Saginaw
umph against Portland’s
Vaughn Cross.
DePauw then bowed out
Novel (zero apiece). with a 2-6, 6-3, 5-7 setback

Sam Bussone notched to Grosse Ile’s Jonathan
the top Almont showing at Sheets.
the Division 4 state finals, Jack Jellison and Gary

November 1, 2018
advancing to the semifinal Gerlach were the other play-
round of his fourth singles ers who contributed to
flight before seeing his tour- Almont’s final point total,
nament path halted. going 1-1 in third doubles
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bussone, who was seed-
ed fourth, opened tourna-
They began their tour-
ment action with a bye. nament stint with a 6-2, 6-2
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Daniel Baumgardner.
1-6, 7-5, 6-2 triumph Jellison and Gerlach
SPEAKER: Colin Taggart against Whitehall’s Ben
Stenglien, who was seeded
Richard’s Taha Zirapury
provided the opposition.
then exited tournament
action with a 1-6, 2-6 loss
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Those results placed close with Zirapury, the Northpointe Christian’s
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where Ann Arbor Gabriel 6-0, 6-0. Diepenhorst.
• Email Security and Ninth: Almont (794), Grand
Rapids Northpointe
Columbia Central (854),
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard
Phishing from page 17 Christian (803), Lansing
Catholic (821), Adrian
(862), Concord (887) and
Cheboygan (904).
• Data Backup and (768), Frankenmuth (770), Madison (824), Napoleon Brandi Kautz had the
Macomb Lutheran North (834), Traverse City St. next best Almont showing
Ransomware (781), St. Louis (793), Francis (851), Brooklyn at states, posting a total
• Passwords & Multi-Factor 188. Her effort perfor-
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round 97.
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lowest output, a 212. Her
performance featured a
first round of 104 and a
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Municipalities, Non-Profits Jesse Hellebuyck held
down the fourth and final
and Individuals. scoring position for
Almont, chipping in a 216.
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Lydia Schlanderer and

Maggie Henige also teed it
up for Almont at the
Division 4 state finals.
Schlanderer shot an open-
ing round 118 and Henige
Brandi Kautz, of Almont, watches her shot land added a second round of
on the green last week at the Div. 4 state finals. 132.


Capac gives Imlay goes 0-4 at Mt. Morris

By Kevin Kissane 18-25, 21-25 verdict to

Memphis a
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Mio; and fell 15-25, 16-25
to Pellston.
IMLAY CITY — The Kendall Sommer (16
Imlay City varsity volley- kills) and Abigail

ball team went 0-4 Thibodeau (20 digs) led
Saturday, October 13 at the Imlay City that day. They
Mount Morris Tournament. were backed by Leah
The Spartans dropped a Dawson (11 service points),
21-25, 10-25 verdict to Katie Evans (10 service
By Kevin Kissane Waterford Our Lady of the points) and Kayla Rossen
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Lakes; fell 13-25, 9-25 to (four solo and three assist-
Cass City; dropped an ed blocks).
CAPAC — Capac obtained a 25-13, 25-16,
25-10 win against Memphis in varsity volley-
ball battle it hosted last Thursday. Soccer
McKennah Hopkins handled the bulk of
Capac’s playmaking responsibilities. She
wound up with 10 assists).
Samantha Hull (11), Ally Dean (five),
Alexis Bruman (three) Meriah Mason and
Capac bows out
Hopkins (one each) notched Capac’s kills.
Izabelle Amador (12) Shelby Husovsky
(11), Alyssa Orlando (four), Raquel Raska and
versus Yale, 4-1
Hopkins (three apiece), Mason and Hull (two By Kevin Kissane lone Capac goal, connect-
each) plus Myranda Hammer and Fay Tri-City Times Sports Editor ing via a penalty kick.
Abdelnour (one apiece) furnished Capac’s Anthony Schroeder
digs. CAPAC — Capac drew the goalkeeping

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Dean (nine), Husovsky and Raska (three dropped a 4-1 verdict to assignment for Capac. He
each), Mason and Amador (two apiece) along visiting Yale in a Division 3 was credited with nine
with Hull and Abdelnour (one each) added boys’ district soccer open- saves.
Capac’s aces. ing round contest on With the outcome,
Monday, October 11. Capac finishes with a 6-10-

Dryden wins over Almont sweeps Imlay

Almont’s Kallan Ruhala serves in a match against Tyler Ellis supplied the 2 overall mark.
Imlay City this past week.

Almont soccer falls

Mayville at home By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
(one) provided Almont’s kills.
Bussone (six), Ford (five) to Lutheran North
By Kevin Kissane plus Savannah Karbel and ALMONT — The Imlay City High School
Tri-City Times Sports Editor TRI-CITY AREA — Luisa Oliver (four each) fur- Almont boys’ soccer team is where the action unfold-
Almont made visiting Imlay nished Almont’s top dig out- concluded their season with ed.
DRYDEN — Dryden earned a 29-31, 25-11, City absorb a 25-21, 25-20, puts. an 8-0 loss to Lutheran With the outcome,
25-13, 25-10 win against visiting Mayville in a 25-13 loss in a Blue Water Almont also received one North in a Division 3 dis- Almont watches a 2-10-5
varsity volleyball matchup last Thursday. Area Conference varsity vol- solo block courtesy of trict semifinal meeting last campaign reach an end-
Natalie Poirier (24, including six aces), Ally leyball confrontation last Schapman as well as an assist- Wednesday. point.
Sobek (21, featuring five aces) and Madison Wednesday. ed block apiece from
Stofcheck (13, with one ace) contributed
Dryden’s highest point totals.
Kelli Schenkel (11), Sobek (nine) plus Erin
Sofija Matovska directed
Almont’s offense from her
position as setter. She finished
Landerschier and Ford.
Abigail Thibodeau (19
digs) and Leah Dawson (10
Dryden exits tourney play, 8-0
Boettcher and Stofcheck eight apiece) notched with 18 assists. assists) put up Imlay City’s DRYDEN — The trict semifinal clash last
Dryden’s highest kill totals. Maria Bussone (13), best numbers. They were Dryden boys’ soccer team Wednesday.
Boettcher (two) and Schenkel (one) fur- Rachael Schapman (six), Sarah backed by Kendall Sommer ran into a tough assign- With the result, Dryden
nished Dryden’s blocks. Ford (four), Hannah (seven kills) plus Emma Sellers ment, bowing out with an ends the 2018 campaign as
Dryden also received 33 assists from Ella Landerschier (three), Matovska (one solo and two assisted 8-0 setback to host New owners of a 8-9-1 overall
Kage. (two) and Alexa Hanaford blocks). Haven in a Division 4 dis- mark.


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~ Gari C. Middleton, 60 ~
Gari C. Middleton, 60,
of Dryden passed away
suddenly Thursday,
October 18, 2018 at
McLaren Lapeer Region
Hospital. He was born
September 7, 1958 in
Lapeer the son of Curtis
and Ardis (Foot)
He graduated from
Dryden High School in
1976 and worked for
Mayflower Moving Co.
then went on to being
owner operator of his own He is survived by his
trucking company, G.T. son, Jeramiah (Amy
Movers, Inc. Being born Keene) Middleton of
and raised in the Dryden Oxford; sisters, Frances
area gave him a great Revell of Dryden, Diane
pride and love for his (Tom) Sadler of Dryden,
home town and his neigh- Denise (Dana) Harper of

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bors. Clark Lake and Robbin
He dearly loved his (Tom) Stebbins of
son, his sisters and his two Rochester Hills.
dogs, Beau and Jasper, as He was preceded in
well as sports of any kind, death by his parents; and
especially attending U of one brother, Curtis A.
M football games and
playing euchre and poker
Cremation was entrust- Evolution Chiropractic & Wellness
with friends and family. ed to Muir Brothers
Gari’s heart was larger Funeral Home in Almont Dr. Brianna Cousineau cuts a red ribbon at Evolution Chiropractic and Wellness at 134 Main St.
than he was, always eager- and a Celebration of Life in downtown Almont on Oct. 16. On hand to celebrate the occasion are Ryan Donnelly, Rowan
ly available to help anyone is being planned for a Donnelly, Levi Donnelly, Karen Donnelly, Breigha Donnelly, Steven Schnieder, Dr. Brianna
with anything they might future date. Please contin- Cousineau, Trevor Cousineau, Kim Schall, Michelle Belesky and Gary Sandor, (not pictured, Dr.
need. He was a loving ue to check this website Josh Harvey.) Evolution Chiropractic and Wellness brings a new, hands on approach, with spe-
father, brother and friend. for location and date. cializations in pregnancy, pediatrics, extremity and soft tissue conditions. Both Chiropractors
graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Both doctors hail from small communities
surrounding Almont and they both say they could not imagine practicing anywhere else.
Police and fire briefs... Massage therapy is also available. Evolution is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and
2-6 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. by appointment only. Dr. Harvey is in the office on Monday
and Wednesday, for more information, or to make an appointment call (810) 673-3044.
Editor’s note: The fol- been left in the state-man-
lowing is a compilation of aged carpool lot. The caller
activity and reports from said it appeared there was a
area police and fire depart-
dog inside the camper.
Police attempted to
contact the registered
Utility company Dispatch log...
Camper owner
owner of the truck, a male
from Yale, to inform him
the vehicle and camper
impostor makes Editor’s note: The fol-
lowing is a compilation of
Corners Rd./Norlin Dr.)
•11:03 Harassment (200

off with cash

ATTICA TWP. — A could not be left there for activity and reports from block W. Sixth St.)
Lapeer County Sheriff dep- an extended period of time. area police departments: •Multiple traffic stops
uty was dispatched to the Animal control officers were made throughout the
Park and Ride on Campbell were asked to check on the
Sheriff dept. investigating incident In Imlay City: day.
Road on October 17 after dog the following morning October 16
someone called to report a if the camper was still pres- at Bowers Road home in Attica •08:29-09:22 Monitor In Lapeer County:
pickup and camper had ent. Traffic (Weston Complaints handled by
By Maria Brown breaker box in the garage. Elementary) the Lapeer County Sheriff’s

Some projects wrap, He offered to compensate •08:57 Welfare Check Department, in addition to
them for the inconvenience (600 block Cambridge Ln.) traffic stops:
ATTICA TWP. — A and produced a $100 bill, •09:46 Private Property October 16
man, claiming to be a tech- asking if the couple could Damage Accident (300 •car-deer accident on

others to continue nician with a utility com-

pany, allegedly stole $350
in cash from a Bowers
Road resident on
break it into smaller bills.
The imposter then said he
was leaving to shut off
power to the house and fix
block E. Third St.)
•13:42 Counterfeit
Currency (1800 block S.
Cedar St.)
westbound I-69 in Imlay
October 17
•animal complaint in
Update on road work in area Wednesday, October 17. the damaged pole. He left •18:46 Debris
Roadway (600 block S.
in the 1800 block of S.
Summers Rd. in Attica
By Maria Brown Rochester, between The Lapeer County in an unknown direction
General Squier and Sheriff’s Department is driving a newer silver car. Cedar St.) Twp.
Bordman roads, will be investigating the matter. After the man left, the •19:50 Counterfeit •property damage traf-
LAPEER COUNTY closed during the day for A deputy was dis- couple realized an enve- Currency with Arrests fic crash in the 100 block of
— Some road projects are guardrail installation, patched to a home in the lope filled with about $350 Made (1700 block S. Cedar S. Youngs Rd. in Attica
projected to wrap up this ditching and other site 5200 block of Bowers Road in cash that had been sitting St.) Twp.
week. restoration work. after the homeowner called on a bathroom counter was •Multiple Traffic Stops •alarms in the 300 block
According to the Crews will continue Central Dispatch to report missing. The man also took throughout the day of N. Lake George Rd. in
Lapeer County Road their paving work on Lake the man reportedly swiped the $100 bill he had initial- October 18 Attica Twp.
Commission, the paving, Pleasant Road, between an envelope filled with ly offered. •03:38 Alarm (600 •sick care for medical
bridgework and guardrail Newark and Sutton cash that day. The suspect The responding deputy block N. Cedar St.) in the 900 block of Martin
project on Sutton Road Roads, this week with a claimed to be a DTE called DTE Energy while at •07:21-07:26 Monitor Rd. in Attica Twp.
between Lake Pleasant hoped for completion by Energy employee who had the residence and con- Traffic (Middle School) October 18
and Rochester roads is next Wednesday, Oct. 31. come to shut off their firmed that they did not •Multiple Traffic Stops •assist motorist on S.
tentatively scheduled to Elsewhere, resurfac- power while crews were have any employees work- throughout the day Summers Rd. in Attica
be complete by Friday, ing work continues on fixing lines that had been ing in the area that day. October 19 Twp.
October 26. Attica Road between damaged in a car accident. DTE said all technicians •09:38 Medical Assist •property damage traf-
The final touches of Summers and Blacks The man asked the cou- wear uniforms, carry prop- (500 block Townsend Dr.) fic crash on Lake Pleasant
the Rochester Road proj- Corners roads and ple to turn lights on and off er identification and do not •10:31 Assist Almont Rd. in Arcadia Twp.
ect should also wrap up remains closed to most in various rooms of their exchange cash with cus- Police Department (4500 •road hazard on east-
by Friday. This week, traffic. home and asked to see the block S. Van Dyke Rd.) bound I-69 in Imlay Twp.
•13:37 Private Property •car-deer accident on
Damage (S. Cedar St./ Winslow Rd. in Attica Twp.

Newark Rd.) October 19
•14:25 Welfare Check •noise complaint in the
(200 block E. Third St.) 900 block of N. Lake
•16:19 Suspicious Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp.

Coverage Circumstances (E. Capac

Rd./Main St.)
•17:29 Runaway (100
October 20
•road hazard on east-
bound I-69 in Imlay Twp.

Where You
block W. First St.) October 21
•22:23 Harassment •suspicious circum-
(500 block Townsend Dr.) stances at the Campbell
•Multiple traffic stops Road Park and Ride

Work, Play
were made throughout the •warrants-receiving
day. from court in the 4000
October 20 block of Mill St. in Dryden
•07:30 Motorist Assist •road hazard on N.

& Live (600 block N. Cedar St.)

•13:21 Medical Assist
(600 block Metcalf St.)
Lake George Rd. in Attica
•property damage traf-
•Multiple traffic stops fic crash on westbound I-69
were made throughout the in Imlay Twp.

day. •animal complaint in
Catch up on sports, shopping deals, restaurant October 21 the 5600 block of Bella
reviews, events, new businesses, politics, job •00:57 Alarm (1700 Villa Dr. in Almont Twp.
block S. Cedar St.) •road hazard on Imlay
openings, homes for sale, cars for sale and

•11:15 Medical Assist City Rd. in Attica Twp.
more with your local daily newspaper! (1700 block S. Almont October 22
Ave.) •found property on
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•20:15 Alarm (200 westbound I-69 in Imlay
block E. Third St.) Twp.
In Print & Online •Multiple traffic stops •abandoned auto on
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Two Weeks - 20 words - $18.00 Four Weeks - 20 words - $24.00 If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer English
25¢ A WORD OVER 20 at either (810) 245-3965 or HW-43-1

Business Directory
Automotive Excavating Equipment

PARSCH’S Dryden Excavating

AUTOMOTIVE M bil F o r A l l Yo u r
• SERVICE & REPAIR Licensed • Insured
• BRAKES Call Loren Starr

• AIR CONDITIONING 810-796-3917 or 810-602-5625



• Frame & Frameless Shower Enclosures •

• Custom Mirrors • Replacement Windows •

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Building Cooling
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and Almont on M-53
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news articles on current events, 3620 Van Dyke • Almont, MI

• Service & Install, Financing • Licensed & Insured Parts c&e
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Additions • Kitchens • Bath • Farm House
Yale Location • 810-387-4452


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Renovations • Siding • Decks • Windows

Tri-City Times
Family Owned Since 1973 • Licensed & Insured
FREE 810-724-8060 - Imlay City

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P.O. Box 278 • Imlay City, MI 48444 • (810) 724-2615 ads on our B E E R • W I N E • L O T TO

website . . .
Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm;
Sunday 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
 NEW          RENEWAL Pharmacy Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm;
(Please attach mailing label)
Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Closed Sunday
$30 per year $32 per year 136 N. MAIN ST. 810-395-2336
Senior Citizens $27 per year Senior Citizens $29 per year $40 per year
(St. Clair & Lapeer Counties) (Out of St. Clair & Lapeer Counties) out of state

$7.00 PER WEEK $6.50 PER WEEK
Address 1 YEAR
$6.00 PER WEEK
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Call the Tri-City Times between the hours of
8 am and 5 pm, Monday thru Friday at
810-724-2615 or Fax us at 810-724-8552
or email us at

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• Wedding Receptions
Day Bring Your Friends Out To . . .
• Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
• Birthday and Anniversary Parties
• Reunions
• High School/College Events Visit Us On The Web:
• Charity Events Golf • Bowling • Sportsbar • Banquet • & Entertainment Center

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4855 Capac Rd.
Capac, MI 48014 810-395-4653
7731 Dryden Road • Almont, MI 48003
586-577-9958 Bridal Showers
For All Of Your Planning Needs!
Holly Meadows has seating for 225. Shower ~ Birthday ~ Funeral And Meeting Hall SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST Tick GROOMS
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MORE INFO? CALL 810.245.7600
2 Bedrooms
$640-$705 For Your
3 Bedrooms
Special Day
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Our affordable banquet hall is equipped

with a full bar, dance floor and caterer of
Offering quality catering for showers, rehearsal dinners, outdoor/indoor
your all we need is you. wedding receptions or any occasion. Personalized home style cooking with
artistic presentation and prices you’ll love. Our professional and friendly staff
will make your next event one that your guests will remember forever!

Proudly serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and hors d’oeuvres in

Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair Counties since 1992.

Call us TODAY to Book your Next Event!

Free estimates are available through our website.

Wishes from the Castle for a happily ever after...

For an appointment and
consultation, please contact
us today. . . 810-724-0851
Or email Seating Capacity 200

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