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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

145th Volume - Issue No. 9

seeks the
On the plate
gift of life

Photo by Randy Jorgensen

Diet trends, nutrition Imlay City resident,
subject of March 6 talk,
...see page 5 mom, seeks match
for liver transplant
Debris scattered around shell of mobile home that went up in flames in the early
By Maria Brown morning hours on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

IMLAY CITY — Could you be the

match Amanda Gutierrez needs? The 33
year-old Imlay City resident and mom of
Three children perish
in mobile home blaze
five kids is in desperate need of a liver
transplant and her family and friends are
spreading the word in hopes that a living
donor can be found soon.
Amanda’s liver fail- Two other children and 1 adult in critical condition at hospitals
ure is being caused by
By Tom Wearing
Winter Blast!
primary biliary thorosis
and a secondary diagnosis
of xanthoma. All told, her IMLAY CITY — The
Heritage Church plans body won’t process cho- community is mourning the
family fun this Saturday, lesterol in her system, loss of three young children
...see page 4 either the good or bad in a mobile home fire in the
cholesterol. It turns out Amanda early morning hours on
her paternal grandmother Gutierrez Tuesday, Feb. 26, that leaves
suffered from a similar three other family members
condition that eventually took her life. clinging to life in hospitals.
It started about two years ago when she Based on information
was pregnant with her son. Doctors thought provided by Imlay City
the condition that made her constantly itch Police and the Imlay City
would go away after she gave birth, but it

Photo by Randy Jorgensen

Fire Department, emergency
didn’t. crews were dispatched to the
“A year ago I started to get bumps all 2000 block of S. Almont
over my body and they were very painful,” Ave. at 3:05 a.m.
Amanda said, adding that her skin had also The initial call made to
yellowed. Lapeer County Central
Dispatch indicated that a News crews from around the metro Detroit area con-
Gift of Life page 6 mobile home was on fire and verge at the scene of a fatal house fire on Tuesday.

Illustration man a person was screaming from

the location. 3-year-old girl and two boys, He said the three survi-

Capac Rd.
Police Chief Scott Pike ages 5 and 6, were deter- vors were initially transport-
Author, illustrator to said Officer Sara Colin and mined to be deceased at the ed to Lapeer McLaren
share talents in Imlay, Imlay City firefighters scene. Region Hospital.
...see page 4 arrived at the scene concur- Those rescued included a The man and 18-month-

rently to find the front half of 1-month-old girl, an old boy were immediately
the home engulfed in flames 18-month-old boy, and the transported to the Hurley
and a woman outside saying children’s father, a 42-year- Medical Center burn unit in
there were people trapped old Imlay City resident. Flint; while the one-month-

project starts
inside. Chief Pike reported that old girl was transported to
Imlay City Fire Lt. Neil the 29-year-old woman was the University of Michigan
Collins reported that fire- identified as the man’s wife Hospital. The man remains
fighters were able to enter and mother of the children. listed in ‘critical’ condition,

in August
the structure and remove six As of Tuesday afternoon, her as does the one-month-girl.
people from the home. condition was listed as ‘sta-
Of those removed, a ble.’ Blaze page 6

Design work underway;

bids to go out in June
Raider victory By Tom Wearing
Almont defeats Imlay
City on the court,
...see page 17 ALLENTON — About 50 interested
residents attended an open house at the
Berlin Twp. Senior Center last Wednesday,
Photo provided

Feb. 20, to view blueprints and acquire

TRI-CITY information pertaining to the upcoming
Capac Road reconstruction project.
TIMES On hand to answer questions from the
attendees, most of whom reside on Capac
Staff and residents at Maple Vista are geared up for next week’s Mardi Gras cel-
ebration in downtown Imlay City.
Rd., were St. Clair County Road Commission

Mardi Gras comes to town

ONLINE Engineers William Hazleton and Jennifer
Also present was William Blumerich, a Berlin Township resident who serves as vice
chairman of the St. Clair County Road
Hazleton and Nelson met one-on-one Residents encouraged to create floats, nominate
FACEBOOK with interested residents to discuss the vari-
ous aspects of the $2.8 million project and Mardi Gras king for March 5th parade downtown
its potential impact on them and motorists Imlay City for just $10. The shirts were designed who regularly traverse the roadway.
By Tom Wearing
by Stockwell Embroidery. Call 810-395-8746
/Tricitytimes/ Hazleton outlined the plans to rebuild
the 3.82-mile section of Capac Rd., from
to order in advance.
IMLAY CITY — There is still time to cre- King crowning
Hough Rd. north to slightly beyond Terry ate your own “wagon” float and be part of the An opening ceremony begins at 6:15 p.m.
Rd. 2019 Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Imlay with a “Crowning of the King” ceremony in
The Tri-City Times He said design work is well underway, City on Tuesday, March 5. front of A Million Dreams Studio and Doug
is printed on but that the project will not be put out for The event runs from 6-8 p.m. and sponsors Halabicky State Farm Insurance. Organizers
recycled paper bids until June. include A Million Dreams Studio, Peaceful are seeking nominations for the king. Nominate
Based on the selected contractor’s avail- Moon Yoga, Stockwell Embroidery, Hiram’s your choice by calling Julie Welch, owner of
ability, construction is expected to begin in Tavern, A Lil’ of Everything, Margaret Hubbard A  Million Dreams Studio, at 810-721-7797 or
August and be completed in autumn 2019. Home Collection, 123 Escape, Stephanie’s emailing
Hazleton said the selected contractor Creations, Imlay City Family Hair Care and The inaugural Mardi Gras Parade sets off at
will be contractually obligated to finish the Madelyn Andrez Art. 6:25 p.m. and will feature pulled wagon floats,
Residents can purchase Mardi Gras themed
Project page 15 t-shirts commemorating the inaugural event in Mardi Gras page 6

Almont Council moves toward

anti-tobacco, vaping ordinance
By Benjamin Stalker If the current version a fine up to $50 per of the ordinance is offense.
approved, it would restrict The second reading of
ALMONT — A first the sales of vapor products the ordinance is planned
reading of the proposed to minors, and prohibit the for the next regular meet-
‘Minor in Possession of possession of as well as ing of the Village Council
Tobacco and Vapor the use of vapor products slated for Tues., March 5
Products’ ordinance took by minors. at 7:30 p.m.
place at the village Council member Dave Manhole construction

Photo by Catherine Minolli

council meeting on Love noted that it is the Almont DPW
Tuesday, Feb. 19. intention of the council— Supervisor Bryan Treat
The purpose of the through the ordinance—to requested the village fund
ordinance is to restrict the discourage adolescents construction of a manhole
use of tobacco and vapor from getting addicted to on Centennial Ave. to help
‘vaping’ products by nicotine through vapor improve the maintenance
Color me happy! minors in the village of
Minors in violation of
of the sewers around
Johnson Street.
The ordinance was the proposed ordinance Village Council mem-
Kayla Schwartz, Customer Service Representative at Tri-County Bank created to line up with would result in a misde- bers unanimously
(center) spreads joy to Aiden Rossen and Elyssa Gnagey, and all of a similar ordinance meanor with a fine up to approved a bid for
their classmates in Mrs. Gardener’s and Mr. Bara’s classes at Weston approved in Almont $50 per offense as well as $7,659.90 from Kennedy
Elementary School by delivering fresh, hot pizza for the youngsters to
Township so that the community service. Excavating for construc-
enjoy last Wednesday, Feb. 20. Along with classmate Alyn Ramirez-
Almont Police Department Selling or giving a tion of the manhole, and
Leon (not pictured, Mrs. Brown’s class), Aiden and Elyssa earned the
can universally enforce minor vapor or tobacco $3,260.55 to Michigan
pizza parties through Tri-County Bank’s annual Christmas Coloring
Contest by taking first place in their age group. same within their jurisdic- products would result in a Pipe and Valve for parts to
tion. misdemeanor charge with construct the manhole.

Man deceased, another injured in Feb. 21 head-on crash

By Tom Wearing sonal injury crash that ment of a motorist and a turned fatal on Millington ‘sparking’ vehicle.
Road west of Rich Road in Parks said a 23-year-
LAPEER COUNTY Mayville. old Millington man had
— Lapeer County Sheriff’s Det./Sgt. Jason Parks been eastbound on
Deputies were dispatched reported Thursday after- Millington Rd. in a 2007
at around 5:17 a.m. noon that the two-vehicle Pontiac Grand Prix and was
Thursday, Feb. 21 to a per- crash involved the entrap- traveling behind another
eastbound vehicle
BOB’S Got the Smoker Rollin’ When he transferred
into the westbound lane (in
At the Allenton Tavern! a no-passing zone) to over-

Photo provided
take the vehicle ahead, the
Ribs • Chicken • Pork Butts/Pulled Pork Grand Prix collided head-
Brisket • Lenten Special – Smoked Salmon on with a westbound 2004
Ford Focus.
Stop by for Parks said the crash A head-on collision claimed the life of a man and another was seriously
Lunch and Dinner occurred at the crest of the
hill—within the westbound
Favorites lane. extricated both drivers, over the 55 mph limit may Det./Sgt. Jason Parks at
759 Capac Road After impact, the Grand who were the lone occu- have played a role in the 810-656-1015 or email to
Prix stayed within the west- pants in their vehicles. crash.
in Allenton bound lane, but the Ford Parks reported that The roadway was Parks said once the
810-395-8171 Focus left the north side of Kevin Newbegin was pro- closed for three hours for investigation is complete,
the roadway and landed in a nounced deceased at the the purpose of rescue, the case will be presented
residential yard. scene, and the 23-year-old investigation and removal to the Lapeer County

Firefighters and emer- Millington man was trans- of vehicles. Prosecutor’s Office to
gency personnel from ported to McLaren Lapeer Anyone with informa- determine if formal crimi-
Fostoria and North Branch Region Hospital, where he tion is requested to contact nal charges will be filed.
responded to the scene and was listed in serious condi-

Free workshops

Win A
A preliminary investi-
IN HOUSE gation did not suggest that

for senior citizens

alcohol or drugs were con-
JEWELRY tributing factors in the col-

Bluetooth REPAIR
lision. Nor were weather or
environment factors, Parks
said. By Catherine Minolli able information to senior

He added that a Lapeer citizens are slated for next
Over 26 Years County Sheriff ’s month. The workshops are
Experience Reconstructionist will per- TRI-CITY AREA — provided by the Lapeer
form an analysis to deter- A series of workshops County Senior Coalition.

Enter your name in the Gem & Diamond

mine if excessive speed aimed at providing valu- On Thursday, March 7
at 2 p.m., Lapeer County
Sheriff Scott McKenna
drawing with every reservation Downtown Imlay City
St. John’s Lutheran Church will

NOW UNTIL APRIL Tues.-Fri. 10:30- 5:30

Sat. 10:30 - 3:00
Michigan Stand Your
Ground Law of Self
Defense’ at the Metamora

Noffert Dental
Lions Club, 3790 N. Oak
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The workshops are co-
Saturday, March2nd
2nd•• 7:30pm
Golf • Bowling • Sportsbar
sponsored by the Lapeer
County Community
Foundation, Senior
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musicians Banquet & Entertainment Center
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unique performance
performance that
that shouldn’t
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be missed.
be missed. True
True to their
to their Celtic
Celtic roots
and and incorporating
incorporating poppop
and and classic
In last week’s ‘Capac
folk folk tunes
tunes intointo their
their setset list,
list, Cross
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BowBow delivers a distinct,
delivers eclectic
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vibe. Part X ‘Hope for Currier’s
If you enjoy Celtic music, you’re
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to love Crossbow. error in the updates that
to love Crossbow.
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appeared at the end of the
story. The address of the

Currier home was incor-
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Dryden officer on the TEAM

Adam Chesnutt completes
Michigan State Police program
By Maria Brown aims to unite educators, students and police officers
to better equip kids to pro-
DRYDEN TWP. — tect themselves from crime.
Adam Chesnutt was one of “Every officer knows
30 police officers from how to be an officer but
across the state to recently when you go to a school,
complete TEAM School it’s different. The TEAM
Liaison Program training, training gives you the edu-
courtesy of the Michigan cational tools and curricu-
State Police (MSP). lum to work with kids,”
Chesnutt, a full-time Chief Shawn Peters said of
officer for the Dryden the program which he also
Township Police attended several years ago.
Department, took part in Officers learn the best
the four-day training ses- ways to talk about things
sion earlier this month. like street safety, internet
According to an MSP press safety, social media use,
release, the TEAM program bullying, how to use 911,

Facebook photo
The training program Chesnutt recently completed is designed to give officers the tools and cur-
riculum they need to work with schools and students.

the dangers of drugs, alco- Peters said the former both the elementary and pretty regularly,” he said.
hol, vaping and much more. MSP Director, Col. Kriste high schools. Chesnutt was one of 11
Instructors also discuss Kibbey Etue, was a big “We don’t have the officers from city and town-
things like juvenile psy- proponent of these types resources to put a full-time ship departments. Other
chology, classroom man- of programs that helped officer in the schools but represented were sheriff
agement and public speak- law enforcement work the compromise is trying to deputies, state troopers and
ing. proactively in their make sure they see his face tribal officers.
“T.E.A.M. allows offi- communities and, as a for-
cers to teach at any of the mer participant, he saw
Facebook photo

Imlay City School choirs to perform

three levels of education - value in having Chesnutt
elementary, middle or high attend.
school. The curriculum has “Adam has kids of his
Dryden Twp. Police Officer Adam Chesnutt been implemented in own and is able to connect
IMLAY CITY — Middle and High School choir
(right) partnered with a Michigan State Police approximately 250 with kids of all ages. He
trooper in October to deliver a Halloween students invite the public to their SING concert on
Michigan school districts,” does a good job of getting
safety message to kindergarteners at Dryden the MSP’s press release on their level,” Peters said. Wednesday, March 6. Starting at 7 p.m. in the High
Elementary School. noted. Having a dedicated School Auditeria, the 6th, 7th, 8th grade and high
school liaison or resource school choirs will perform.
officer just isn’t financially Choir Director Alan Demski said each group will

Chamber director
feasible for either Dryden feature their Michigan School Vocal Music Association
Schools or Dryden Twp. Festival selections, plus perform a few popular favor-
Police but, as time allows, ites.
Peters hopes Chesnutt can The concert is free and open to the public.

steps down in Imlay

become a regular fixture at

By Catherine Minolli letter states. “I am very 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Maple sorry for any inconvenience Vista is on. Current, new
my departure may cause.” and prospective members
IMLAY CITY — Board President Barb are invited to attend. Light
Changes are in the works at Yockey of the Barbara L. refreshments will be served.
the Imlay City Area
Chamber of Commerce.
Director Teresa
Yockey Law Office PLLC,
Gormley made
Maple Vista is located at
600 Maple Vista, behind
Sacred Heart Catholic
Gormley on Monday ten-
dered her resignation,
effective immediately.
while on the job at the
“Teresa worked with us
The Chamber is also
making plans for the Busker
Restaurant & Spirits in Imlay City
Family and health issues
were foremost in making
the decision to step down,
for 14 months, and she’s
done a great job of updat-
ing our records, and she did
Fest Auction slated for
Saturday, April 6 at Castle
Creek Golf Course. Doors
Quality Fresh Home-Made Food
Gormley said in a letter to a great job with contacting open at 5 p.m.

Every Wednesday
the Board, along with her new businesses and mem- Donations are being
responsibilities as a part- bers. I really appreciate her sought for the auction. Gift
time employee with Arcadia service and wish her the certificates, gift baskets,
Township. best.” and more are welcome.

2 Steak Dinners
“I enjoyed meeting the In the meantime, the Call the Chamber office at
people and planning the Chamber’s New Member 810-724-1361 for informa-
events, but this is bigger Mixer planned for this eve- tion or to arrange to drop
than what I can give,” the ning (Wed., Feb. 27) from off donations.

Threat at Champion Bus being investigated

Ribeye or
NY Strip Only $22
Every Friday
By Maria Brown and his co-workers. The and requested the detec- threat was made on tives to leave his room
Facebook and, once dis- claiming that he was being
IMLAY TWP. — covered, the business harassed.”
Detectives with the Lapeer entered into a lockdown The social media post

2 Seafood Dinners
County Sheriff ’s protocol, according to could not be confirmed at
Department are investigat- Undersheriff Jeremy Howe. that time.
ing alleged threats made “After interviewing Howe said that as of
against an area company. several employees from Monday, detectives were

Only $18
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Champion Bus, detectives still investigating the mat-
deputies responded to located the suspect at a ter.
Champion Bus around 3:30 hotel in Imlay City,” Howe “The Sheriff’s Office
p.m. when an employee, a said. does not take threats of
man in his 40s, allegedly “While attempting to work place violence lightly
threatened violence against get a statement from the and we will continue our
the Graham Road company suspect, he became agitated investigation,” he said. *All dinners include Soup, Salad and Dessert

Man tries to flee from Capac police BREAKFAST SPECIALS
By Maria Brown
vehicle matched
description of a reported
the entrance, his vehicle grazed
the patrol car. Eventually,
erratic driver in the area. he lost control on S. Hunter
CAPAC — A 52 year- The driver briefly stopped where the road curves and
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old Clay Township man is but fled the scene after the becomes Hill Street, with
facing criminal charges officer got out of his patrol his car striking a fire **Seeking Waitress and Cooks, Inquire within **
after fleeing from a traffic car. hydrant.
stop earlier this month. The officer caught up Officers were able to
Chief Heather Fantin
said one of her officers
to the driver on Hunter
Street where the man went
apprehend him after the
crash. Fantin said it 145 E. Capac Rd in Imlay City
attempted to pull the driver both north and south down appeared he was operating
over on Main Street on
February 15 after the man’s
the road. As he was turning
around near the museum
under the influence and had
outstanding warrants.

Winter Blast in Imlay City

Heritage Church hosts free family event this Saturday, March 2
By Tom Wearing

those who have yet to get
their fill of the winter of
2019, you can experience
Laura Zelenak D.O. Michelle Simpson N.P. Susan Reuter N.P. more at Heritage Church in
Board Certified Board Certified Board Certified Imlay City on Saturday
(March 2).

Ask About Our Express Sick Visits From noon-4 p.m.,

Heritage will host its 2019
“Winter Blast,” a free, fam-


ily-friendly event designed

Photo by Catherine Minolli

to warm the hearts, bodies
and souls of attendees.
Listed among the
Now Offering Cornerstone Wellness scheduled activities are ice
Weight Management skating, broom ball, a giant
• In Office Lab Testing • X-Ray • Lesion Removal sledding hill (created by
Novak Supply & Equipment employee Michael Bolton operates bulldozer
• Wart Removal • Well Baby Visits • Immunizations Novak Supply &
as his colleague Don Stock runs the excavator to create a mountain of
• Diabetes • Hypertension • Women’s Wellness Equipment), food, coffee,
snow for sledding and more for Heritage Church’s Winter Blast in Imlay
• Sports Physicals • Same Day Sick Visits • Care Management hot chocolate and much
City this weekend.
• Joint Injections • Most Insurances Accepted more.
To prep for the event, Imlay City is at 543 Bible-based, non-denomi- the building formerly
6672 Newark Road • Imlay City Heritage has been collect- N. Cedar St. (Van Dyke) national Christian church. occupied by Imlay City’s
(810) 724-0591 ing snow for the past sev- in Imlay City, located The church began serv- Cinema III Theater.
Visit us on the web: eral weeks. The Imlay City behind the Silver Grill ing the Macomb Township Today, an average of
Follow us on Facebook! DPW has delivered mounds restaurant. community on Jan. 22, 2,000 people attend week-
of the white stuff to the For further information 2000, with an average end services at Heritage
parking lot when the white about “Winter Blast,” visit attendance of 111 people locations in Sterling

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stuff piled up on the streets. during its first year. Heights, Imlay City and at
Church staff encourag- Heritage history The Imlay City church Hope Church, an Arabic
es everyone from the com- Heritage Church is a campus opened in 2013 in speaking campus.
Tri-City Times
munity (not just church

Author, illustrator to visit

members) to join in the
(810) 724-2615 Heritage Church of

Tom Woodruff to visit Imlay City Middle School,

families invited to hands-on workshop March 5
By Catherine Minolli

Students and their families
are in for a treat as Imlay
City Middle School wel-
comes Tom Woodruff in
time for ‘March is Reading
A published author and
In Omnia Paratus Lynn Zarate illustrator, Woodruff will
visit the Middle School on
“Ready for all things” 716 N. Van Dyke March 5-6, where he will
Almont, MI 48003 host grade-level assemblies
Website photo
and small group work-
810-798-7501 A Michigander,
Woodruff has authored and Author-Illustrator Tom Woodruff with his illustrated ‘Michigan, An books and drawings. He will host workshops
Illustrated History For at Imlay City Middle School March 5-6.
Children,’ ‘Great Lakes
and Great Ships,’ ‘Indians some time together and and step-by-step instruc-
take part in Woodruff’s tions, we’ve explored the of the Great Lakes,’
‘Prehistoric Great Lakes’ hands-on presentation on abundant natural resources
and more. He performs Tuesday evening, March 5, of our region and how they
Auto • Home • Farm • Commercial from 5-6:30 p.m. A dynam- have shaped our human
workshops across the state.
Families can enjoy ic illustrator, Woodruff will history.”
lead families through his Woodruff’s workshops
process step-by-step. Soda include drawing techniques
pop and popcorn will be and story, aimed at foster-
available for purchase as ing students’ personal art
participants draw. Novice and observation skills.
artists are welcome; there is “My goal is to broaden
no charge to attend. their awareness of, and
“For the past thirty-one respect for their natural and
years, my Great Lakes societal surroundings,” he
Illustration Workshops says. “The drawings we
have engaged students of create together illustrate the
all ages in challenging and story, document the jour-
fun, curriculum-based ney and empower each stu-
drawing projects,” dent to appreciate and cel-
Woodruff says on his web- ebrate their own unique
site. “Through storytelling style.”

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Nutrition, good health on plate in Imlay City

Health coach to talk diets at
March 6 meeting at Maple Vista
By Catherine Minolli responding to the ever increasing health crisis fac-
ing our nation,” she says.
IMLAY CITY — Paleo, “In addition to the epidemic
Keto, Vegan, Atkins, Whole of opioid addiction and
30, DASH, low fat, low overdoses, obesity, and dia-
carbs, gluten free...and the betes are of national concern
list goes on. Whether your and continue to worsen.”
goal is weight loss or opti- As an Integrative
mum health, it seems there Nutrition Health Coach,
are as many diets and diet Thompson is trained to find
fads as there are foods to ways to promote and encour-
choose from. Making the age better health through a
best choice can be broad spectrum of strate-
daunting. gies.
Mikann Thompson “Diet and exercise are
hopes to change all that. An two well known health indi-
Integrative Nutrition Health cators but what kind of diet
Coach, Thompson will dis- is best?” she says. “Keto,
cuss diets, nutrition and Paleo, vegan, pescetarian-
health on Wednesday, March ism? The Institute’s Dietary

Photo by Catherine Minolli

6 at Maple Vista. She’ll Theories Library contains
present the information over 100 diets.”
beginning at 7 p.m. at the Thompson hopes to
Imlay Conversation Salon shed light on that, and the
meeting. Doors open at 6:30 numerous factors that play
p.m. All are welcome; there into overall nutritional
is no charge to attend. health. Diet, nutrition and good health will be the topic of the March 6 Imlay Conversation Salon meeting
Thompson and her hus- “Let’s talk about it. as Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Mikann Thompson visits Maple Vista at 7 p.m.
band of 33 years live a sim- What are you feeding your
ple life on a Brown City microbiome? It matters to nutrition are key for sure but founder and director of the March 6 meeting. Doors wish.
farm—she describes it as a your health,” she says. “So so is movement, spirituality, Institute of Integrative open at 6:30, the talk fol- Maple Vista is located at
“low impact lifestyle. She’s does sleep—are you getting environmental factors, fam- Nutrition, likes to remind us lows at 7 p.m. The meeting 600 Maple Vista (behind
a recent graduate of the enough? Nutrition is so ily genetics, etc. There are a that nutrition is as much is free. Visitors may bring Sacred Heart Catholic
Institute of Integrative much more than just the lot of factors to be consid- about what is not on the beverages and snacks if they Church).
Nutrition Health Coaching food on your plate.” ered that can influence the plate as what’s on it,” she

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Program in New York City. Thompson says the inte- quality of one’s life that says.
Thompson says the Institute grative approach goes a long many haven’t been taught to Along with working as a
is the oldest and largest way toward optimal health, address. ” Nutrition Health Coach,

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school of its kind with a and she’s eager to lead oth- Thompson says her goal Thompson is a substitute
global online presence offer- ers on the journey. is to help others as she navi- teacher in area schools, and
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cation. says. “Community can also as part of the natural aging Community Band. A Quote!

“Health Coaching is a be an important piece in the process. All are welcome to
rapidly growing profession health puzzle. Diet and “Joshua Rosenthal, attend the Wednesday,

Fireworks ordinance tweaked in township

By Maria Brown At their February tightly regulate their use if matters: meeting on the 11th, the they so desire. •Supervisor Paul
board voted to decrease The 12 days for fire- Bowman said the board
ALMONT TWP. — the number of the days works usage that must be discussed concerns previ-
Late last year, the Michigan that fireworks can be allowed per the state are ously raised by developer

Legislature amended their legally shot off from 30 to centered on the New Dave Nash and came to
fireworks law and, follow- 12 days per year. Year’s, Memorial Day, the conclusion that he is
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Blaze: Three perish, two

children, one adult critical
He also noted that the situ-
from page 1
ation has been extremely
An update on the difficult for firefighters and
18-month-old boy was first responders.
unavailable by press time. Counseling will be made
“The investigation is available to Colin, Pike
ongoing and the Michigan said, and a meeting was
State Police Department held Tuesday evening for
Fire Marshal’s Office firefighters and first
responded to assist,” said responders to decompress.
Pike. “At this time (though Pike said the commu-
unconfirmed) it appears the nity is also deeply affected,
and the department has
received numerous inqui-
"This is a ries from local residents
seeking information on
horrible how they can help the fam-
ily. Officer Joe DeLuca is
tragedy and in contact with the chil-
dren’s grandfather, and is

Photo by Randy Jorgensen

our heartfelt also working with Walt
Bargen of Lakestone Bank
sympathy & Trust. An account for
monetary donations to
goes out to assist the victims is expect-
ed to be in place today
the family." (Wed., Feb. 27). Anyone Charred remains of the mobile home at the Maple Grove Estates mobile home park in Imlay City
wishing to donate to the that was destroyed by fire on Tuesday.
--Dr. Stu account may do so by stop-
ping at Lakestone Bank. School district been very deeply affected sure that routines and Cameron said parents
Cameron Donations may also be response to tragedy
The children’s deaths
by the loss of the children,
and have offered them sup-
school business remained
as consistent and normal
of children who are affect-
ed by the incident are
made online at www.
Imlay Schools' has had a major impact on port,” Cameron said. for our students as possi- encouraged to be especially
any-expense. For more the school district too. “We put extra measures ble,” Cameron said. sensitive and supportive
Supt. information on assisting According to a letter sent to in place to make sure that On Wednesday, teach- during this time. Parents of
the victims with clothing Weston Elementary parents, we could offer our students ers of the two oldest stu- Weston students should feel
and/or household items, the girl was in the school’s our best, and a day of learn- dents planned to address free to contact the school if
fire was the result of some call DeLuca at 724-2345. early childhood program, ing.” the tragedy with their stu- they would like their child
type of heating device.” Fire Lt. Collins the five year-old was in Staff did not tell stu- dents, Cameron said. to meet with a counselor.
The names of the vic- acknowledged the support begindergarten and the six dents about the tragedy “We will have district “This is a horrible trag-
tims are being withheld of Attica Fire and Rescue, year-old was a kindergar- directly but spent Tuesday counselors available, edy and our heartfelt sym-
pending notification of Almont Fire Dept. and tener. making phone calls to par- should students require pathy goes out to the fami-
next of kin. First Responders, Imlay Supt. Dr. Stu Cameron ents in each of the affected additional attention or sup- ly. We’re doing our best to
At a press conference City Police Dept., Lapeer said Imlay City School’s classrooms. Cameron said port. We know adhering to provide the family assis-
on Tuesday, Pike told County Sheriff’s Dept., crisis team assembled early school officials wanted to routines and procedures is tance, and to attend to our
reporters that Officer Colin Lapeer County EMS, on Tuesday and began to let those parents determine helpful and comforting to students’ needs here at
burned the back of her Medstar EMS, Michigan implement their support how their children find out students and staff alike school,” he said.
hand when she touched the State Police and Lapeer protocols. about the death of a class- when dealing with the Note: Catherine
trailer as she was assisting Central Dispatch for their “We met with the mate. aftermath of a crisis,” he Minolli and Maria Brown
the woman on the scene. assistance at the scene. Weston faculty, who have “We worked to make added. contributed to this report.

actually cholesterol depos- High School wrestling

Gift of Life: its.
“U of M has never had
In October of last year,
from page 1 a patient like me,” she doctors ordered the rounds
said, noting that she’s of testing needed in
She was working at the become a case study of advance of a transplant and
time as a building aide at sorts for doctors and early last week Amanda
Borland Elementary researchers at the universi- was notified she had been
School and, at the urging ty because of that rarity. placed on the transplant list
of staff there, she sought Unfortunately, there’s to receive a liver from a Photo provided

medical help. After months little to no treatment for deceased donor but the
and months of testing, doc- her conditions, other than odds are greater she can
tors of the University of getting a new liver. get a new liver more
Michigan finally settled on “I don’t get to take quickly from a living Imlay City’s Amanda Gutierrez, shown here with her kids—Taylor, Brody,
her diagnosis. anything for the pain donor. Annabelle, Joslyn and Raul—is in need of a liver transplant and hopes a
According to the Mayo because the doctors don’t According to the U.S. living donor can be found soon.
Clinic, primary biliary know enough about my Department of Health and
Human Services, nearly tested too. “It’s a risky thing to a donor can be found soon
6,000 living organ dona- “The liver is the only ask someone, but you and she can resume her
"I'm trying to put the tions take place every year organ that grows after a could be saving someone’s normal activities.
or about 4 out of every 10 transplant. If someone is life.” “I miss being at the
word out for organ transplants. able to donate to me, both If someone thinks they school and being with the
To be eligible to donate of our livers will be normal might be able to help kids. I really want to get
donation and tell people for Amanda, a potential size within two weeks,” Amanda, they are encour- back to working in the
donor must have O-type Amanda said. aged to call the University school and be there for my
how important it is." blood. The University of She admits she’s of Michigan’s Living own kids’ activities,”
Michigan’s Living Donor learned a lot about trans- Donor Office at 1-800- Amanda said.
--Amanda Gutierrez program also asks that
donors be between the ages
plant science in the last
333-9014 or via email at
“I think it’s just a mat-
ter of time before the doc-
of 21-55 and not have any “I didn’t know any- tors find
thorosis is an autoimmune condition to treat it at all. I major medical problems. thing about donating until Because of privacy have to think positive.”
disease that causes pro- have to cope with it as I go At least one her I got’s a whole laws, Amanda can’t make •••••
gressive destruction of bile and it’s been getting friends went through the different world. You can any of the contacts herself Amanda’s family has
ducts in the body. Only worse,” Amanda said. testing process but doctors save so many lives and and, if the donor chooses, set up a GoFundMe
200,000 cases are diag- Currently, about the eventually determined the it’s a very incredible thing they can stay anonymous. account to help her pay for
nosed each year in the U.S. only thing Amanda is able transplant wasn’t possible. if you’re the one receiving A year following the trans- medical bills and other
In turn, that disease has to get out of the house for Other acquaintances, for- it. I’m trying to put the plant, recipients are everyday expenses while
caused the painful bumps are her doctors’ appoint- mer co-workers and par- word out for organ dona- allowed to write a letter to she’s not able to work.
all over her body which are ments and to watch her 14 ents of the Borland stu- tion and tell people how their donor or the donor’s Donations can be made
formally known as xantho- year-old daughter, Taylor, dents she worked with important it is,” Amanda family. at https://www.gofundme.
mas. Those bumps are compete on the Imlay City have pledged to get said. Amanda is hopeful that com/amanda-gutierrez.

Mardi Gras: Nominate a king for downtown parade

from page 1 paczkis, and Hiram’s tal singing bowl by
Tavern will be open for Catherine ‘Cat’ Minolli of
a Pet Parade, walking thirsty partiers. Peaceful Moon Yoga at
Krewes and a bead toss. “This is going to be a Imlay City Hair Salon from
Parade participants must lot of fun and a great activ- 6-8 p.m. Participants will
arrive no later than 5:30 ity for local families,” says receive a personal mantra/
p.m. to be considered for Welch, “and a way to cele- affirmation to frame the
prizes by the parade judges. brate Mardi Gras in our coming months.
Welch encourages own home town. •Free face painting at
everyone to build their own “We are so excited for Imlay City Family Hair
wagon float and join in the this event and everyone is Care for kids.
parade. busy getting costumes and Customized Imlay City •Free glow sticks are
She suggests that mate- floats created,” she adds. Mardi Gras t-shirts available at A Lil’ of
rials for your float can con- “You can get all your Mardi are just $10 from Everything and 123 Escape
sist of plastic table cloths, Gras gear at stores in Imlay Stockwell Embroidery. Room offers a 10-minute
cardboard boxes, beads, City. escape box from 6-8.
paint, tools and a little bit of “A Lil of Everything •New Orleans painting For further information
ingenuity. has a whole line of cool and class ($15) with Madi about the 2019 Mardi Gras
Welch says parade reg- affordable gear and the dol- Alexander (limited to 12) Parade and related activi-
istration is free for all danc- lar store in town has wigs from 7-8 p.m. ties, call Julie at 810-721-
ers and for walking and beads. •Mardi Gras t-shirts for 7797; visit A Million
“Krewes.” She urges Pet “We also are still look- $10 at Stockwell from 6-8. Dreams Studio on
Parade participants and ing for a King for the cele- Pre-orders by March 1. Facebook, or email to:
those with walking wagon bration,” she says, “and •Kids mask-making, julie@milliondreamsstu-
Photo provided

floats to register by anyone over the age of 18 cash bar and mask sketch
Thursday, Feb. 28. can be nominated.” class with Stephanie Million Dreams Studio
Doug Halibicky’s State Mardi Gras itinerary Morgan at Hiram’s Tavern. is located at 235 E. Third
Farm Insurance office will •Live art painting with •Free 10-minute Mardi St. in downtown Imlay Million Dreams Studio float is all set for next
be the site to pick up some Emma Auger from 6-7 p.m. Gras Meditation with crys- City. Tuesday’s Mardi Gras parade.

Grant to upgrade Imlay Twp. park

Recreation Passport Grant gives $75,000 boost •also in December, the
board made appointments.
By Maria Brown optimistic at their chances Passport Grant. Leo Super and Kelly this time around consider- Planner Doug Skylis Brousseau were newly
ing they came close to from Rowe Engineering appointed to the planning
IMLAY TWP. — The qualifying last year. was also present at that commission; Gerald
township is the latest The township plans to meeting to discuss land Duckert, Art Cantrell and
municipality to secure a use the funds to pave the boundaries and the grant’s Terry Gebhardt were re-
Recreation Passport Grant existing gravel parking site development plan. appointed to the board of
from the state of Michigan. lot, install a paved path to In 2016, the village of review and Karen Hibbler
Soon $75,000 in funds their splash pad and con- Capac also received a will continue representing
from the Michigan struct a pickleball court to Recreation Passport Grant. the township on the Ruth
Department of Natural the north of the township Funds for the program Hughes Memorial District
Resources will be on its hall on property Imlay come from the sales of the Library board.
Website image way to the township for Twp. purchased in 2016. state’s Recreation •at the board’s regular
upgrades to their existing In recent years, the Passport, the $11 annual March meeting, slated for
facility adjacent to the township has made vari- pass that grants residents 7:30 p.m. on the 20th, the
township hall on ous upgrades to their park vehicle entry at state parks board will conduct a
Residents and their furry friends are invited to Fairgrounds Road. The facilities. In 2015 they and recreation areas public hearing for their
participate in a nature walk along the Polly township will contribute built their popular splash throughout Michigan. proposed 2019-2020
Ann Trail this Saturday. an estimated $81,800 of park and in 2016, they In other recent town- budget. Members will
their own funds toward installed new playground ship matters: also discuss the possibility

Dog walk along

the work. equipment. •the board adopted an of contracting with the
This was Imlay’s sec- At their January meet- ordinance in December to Lapeer County Sheriff’s
ond attempt at securing ing, the board formally prohibit recreational mari- Department for the
the funding. Clerk Carla adopted a resolution juana establishments in services of a part-time

Polly Ann is Sat. Jepsen said officials were accepting the Recreation the township limits deputy.

Seven Ponds Naturalist to lead Township
participants, pets from 1-3 March 2 sought a
grant from
By Catherine Minolli attend. the Michigan “This should be a lot of Department
fun, and we’re hoping that of Natural
DRYDEN — Grab this is received well,” Resources
your leash and your furry Spencer says. “We like to to upgrade
friend and head out to find ways to continue to and expand
Memorial Park to embark promote use of the Polly their park
on an adventure on the Ann.” offerings.
Polly Ann Trail. Among those ways is a
The Friends of the bike hike, planned for
Polly Ann Trail have sometime in May. Details
teamed up with will be made available as
Seven Ponds Nature Center the time nears.
for a free dog walking For more information
event along the Polly Ann about the Friends of the
from 1-3 p.m. this Saturday, Polly Ann Trail, visit pol-

Photo by Maria Brown

March 2. For infor-
Seven Ponds Naturalist mation about Seven Ponds
Katie McKiernan will lead Nature Center and pro-
the interpretive walk, and grams offered there, visit
point out all the interesting
natural wonders that appear
along the trial.
It’s a casual gathering,

Paczki Day
says Seven Ponds Director
of Environmental
Education Carrie Spencer,
aimed at giving people an
opportunity to get out in
nature with their furry
“We don’t allow dogs
at Seven Ponds for obvious
reasons,” says Spencer,
who also serves on the
Friends of the Polly Ann
Trail Board. “So we were
thinking of ways that we
could include our patrons
North Branch Bakery
that have furry friends, and
that’s how I came up with
the idea of doing a nature
walk with dogs on the
Participants must have
their dogs on a leash with a
maximum six foot lead.
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discoveries they make

along the trail.
“Everybody thinks this
time of year is gray and
brown and white, but there
is a lot of color out there,”
she says. “Also, we’re all
talking about how spring is

coming—and it is, believe
it or not—so we’ll looking
for signs of spring getting

March 5
All are welcome to
grab their dog, their leash
and head out to Memorial
• Apple • Custard
Park. There is no charge to
Open at 4:00 am • Apricot
• Blueberry
• Chocolate
• Buttercream • Lemon
Visit ICCS • Chocolate
• Pineapple
• Prune

March 6-7
• Cherry • Raspberry
Specialty Flavors
IMLAY CITY — • Banana Cream • Maple Bacon
The Imlay City • Cannoli • Nutella Buttercream
Christian School will
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grades Junior • Strawberry • Custard
Kindergarten through
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Letters from our readers...

Imlay’s downtown had everything from cars to clothes
I read with interest Shopko is closing, espe- “When I was a boy” in tion, dry cleaners, meat on the California Zephyr tractor pull, but one wild
“Our Opinion” in the Feb. cially for the employees, the ’50s and ’60s, Imlay market, movie theater, a (switching trains coming night was reserved for Dan
20 issue of the Times but Imlay City has always City had a downtown where restaurant and the Imlay and going in Chicago, of Fleenor’s Hurricane Hell
Online, and wanted to evolved and been a resilient everything was available. City Times, owned by my course.) My mom did all of Drivers!
respond. Yes, it’s sad that community. Two drug stores, Dean’s parents. Even the Ford her shopping in town, Then a K-Mart opened
and Ray’s (that alternated dealer was downtown on except for one trip a year to in Lapeer. And a few years
being open on Sunday), the corner of 4th and Hudson’s in downtown later the Oakland Mall
Our Opinion Kempf’s Shoe Store,
Brownites family clothing,
Almont Ave., and a Dodge/
Plymouth dealer at M-53
“Out on the highway”
opened. They were every
bit as devastating to Imlay
Bowen’s Menswear, and 3rd, and a Chevy dealer at the corner of M-21 and City’s downtown business-

Walker will be McDonald’s Jewelry, Ben

Franklin and Thayer’s
“dime” stores, Baird’s
at 4th and M-53. In 1965
our family boarded the
Grand Trunk train in down-
M-53 we even had a
24-hour restaurant (Hi
Speed/Pure Oil) and truck
es then as e-commerce is
today. It was a difficult time
for awhile, but Imlay City
missed in Imlay City hardware, Western Auto,
Rankin’s IGA (yes, down-
town Imlay City and took a
trip to Los Angeles
stop, A&W and Tietz’s res-
taurants, and an A&P. The
evolved. It will continue to

town, two aisles!), a dress (Disneyland) on the El fair was the highlight of the —Ron Cross
ana Walker has been a familiar name shop, a TV and radio store, Capitan, up to San summer, with harness rac- (formerly of Imlay City)
and face around the Imlay City area the bank, a Shell gas sta- Francisco and back home ing nearly every night, a Sun City, Arizona
for quite some time.
As Chamber Director, there was no
doubt that Dana was enthusiastic about Thank you for nine years of fulfillment
the opportunity to promote member busi- I have tried to write years of my life so profes- cated to bringing the very and play. This one-time
nesses, and toot the horn for all things this letter several times sionally and personally best event to the commu- city girl owes all of you a
Imlay City. over the last two weeks. fulfilling. nity, no matter how many big ‘Thank You’ for show-
Each time, I closed my I have made long-last- hours it might take. ing me what neighbors do
When she was chosen to head up the laptop and said, “The ing relationships with tre- I have been blessed for one another and what
Downtown Development Authority, that words will come to me mendous people, individ- with coworkers, board community is all about.
enthusiasm seemed to go into overdrive, tomorrow.” Well, I still uals who are true champi- members, merchants, and Thank you from the
as Dana used her considerable communi- haven’t found enough ons of small town local organizations who bottom of my heart.
words to sufficiently thank America. understand what it takes —Dana Walker
cation skills and creativity to foster the community of Imlay I have worked side-by- to create a place where Former DDA Director
growth and economic development in the City for making the past 9 side with volunteers dedi- people want to live, work, Imlay City
downtown district, as well as encourage
all residents to embrace the idea of ‘com-
munity.’ The idea that what happens to Church tightens volunteer requirements
one, happens to all, and that our youth are The recent meeting of presumes the clergy prob- ground check including a do I trust you? Again why
just as important as our elders. Named a Pope Francis with Cardinals lem is solved, and attacks complete credit and per- should we be the scape-
‘Friend of Youth’ by the Imlay City highlighted critical need for the laity. How? sonal background check. goats for errant clergy? We
School district, Walker often partnered ending clergy abuse. In an effort to make the While the first two make all know that the Church is
with the schools’ for community-related Hopefully actions from the Archdiocese bulletproof in sense, I believe criminal non-responsive to us
top will end the hurt. We its concern of children, sev- and credit checks are “over Catholics, but maybe we
events—a partnership that worked can only pray that actions eral laity volunteer require- the top” in personal charac- need to let Archbishop
because kids have parents and grandpar- will happen and not just ments are being enacted. In ter intervention. This may Vigneron know we
ents and uncles and aunts, etc., all eager to word play. order to volunteer for any enable Archbishop Catholics don’t like this
participate in downtown activities. The Archdiocese of possible interaction with Vigneron look good in pro- treatment and total distrust.
Detroit has been proactive children or elderly any vol- moting this plan, but how I don’t think we should
It is no surprise that Walker has been in this issue. Priests have unteer must do the follow- many unpaid volunteers submit to “guilty until
chosen to lead the Michigan Downtown been removed when ques- ing: 1) All must sign a code will submit to this personal proven innocent” treat-
Association. A champion of Imlay City, tions arise about possible of conduct agreement; 2) intervention in their life, ment. Does being a
Walker will now become a cheerleader for abuse. That’s a great start. Attend a “Protecting God’s and the hit on their credit Catholic mean surrendering
downtowns across the state. Downtowns Sadly though the new pro- Children” Workshop, and history because of credit all our rights as Americans?
gram to protect children 3) Agree to a criminal back- checks? Are we as faithful How many will know
keep ‘community’ alive, and make life Catholics so untrustworthy what’s in your file? Would
better for residents by offering opportuni-
4CCF grant funds AED
when the problem comes you like a file on you just
ties to shop, work and play right in their from priests and bishops? like in the former Soviet
own backyards. We would like to thank trained in basic first aid, They kicked the problem Union? How do you fellow
down the road, and now Catholics feel about the
Walker’s last day on the job here is The Four County CPR and the use of the
want to blame ordinary whole thing?
Thursday, February 28. We know many of Foundation for providing AED.
Imlay City Christian Blessings, Catholics as a problem. To Sincerely,
your join us in extending a heartfelt thank School with a grant to pur- —Colleen Martin be very frank, my feeling is —David Naeyaert
you and farewell to Walker as she chase an AED (Automated Secretary if you don’t trust me, how Allenton
embarks on her new endeavor, and kudos External Defibrillator) Imlay City
for a job well done in Imlay City. machine and also the funds
for all of our staff to be
Christian School
Imlay City
Reading the numbers
Over the past several time.

Conspiracy theory with substance

weeks we have heard much If the illegal alien com-
about illegal aliens, border mits a serious crime or
walls, costs and effects. death, the person harboring
Many of the statements him is subject to extended
Note: Paths that cross ‘The Sun?’” heroic genius. Pleasure is cal outlaws, aspiring mas- have been both political jail time or death. From
will cross again...I think She’s not referring to our birthright. Receptivity ters of curiosity, homeless and emotional with little or what I have seen, these
Patti Smith said that in an the big yellow orb in the is a superpower...” millionaires, humble meg- few facts. laws are not being enforced.
awesome song. Anyhow, sky, she’s referring to the Mikann stops in my alomaniacs, lunatic saints, After a few hours of I also wonder how these
this week’s story about magazine I have folded office on my birthday. By slyoptimists, mystical sci- research I found the most laws may apply to public
Integrative Nutrition under my arm. It’s a now I know that along entists, dissident bodhisat- comprehensive financial servants who enforce so-
Health Coach Mikann monthly that I always with being a ‘Sun’ reader/ tvas...” information could be found called sanctuary cities,
Thompson’s visit prompted highly anticipate. It’s one restaurant manager, she I think there’s some- by an organization called counties or states. Are they
me to dig out this column. of those things—I don’t and her husband are creat- thing to this Pronoia thing. the Federation for American not harboring and are they
Kindred spirits, I am so not know how I got on the ing a sustainable farm in I first read about it when Immigration Reform also responsible for deaths
surprised that our paths are mailing list or why I ended Brown City. She’s a twin. ‘The Sun’ printed an (FAIR). committed by the illegal
crossing again. This col- up taking a chance on it— She’s a mom. She’s a for- excerpt from Brezney’s The figures that they aliens that they protected?
umn dates back to 2009, but now cannot survive mer teacher. She makes book months ago. At the give are based on approxi- We have been told that
and details how Mikann without it. Native American flutes time I think I’m going to mately 12.5 million illegal illegal aliens commit less
and I met... It’s one of those maga- and likes to laugh. buy the book, but soon alien residents, defined as crimes than American citi-

BJECTIVE: To zines that begs for the sto-
ries, essays and poetry to
be photocopied and passed
Mikann’s carrying a
plant and some cards. I am
surprised and happy—
I forget about it.
I have lazed into the
slumber of the cult of
anyone who entered the
United States without
authorization and anyone
zens. I have a saying “num-
bers don’t lie but liars fig-
ure.” In total numbers, this
the out. One of those maga- receptive to her unexpect- doom and gloom. I am not who unlawfully remains appears to be true. But
secrets of zines that you want to ed visit and grateful for feeling very well. I am once his/her authorization when comparing 12.5 mil-
becoming share with those who you the pleasure it brings. wounded, wallowing, has expired. lion to the estimated U.S.
a wildly JUST KNOW will love it Later I learn that the plant weary. I stop in the restau- According to FAIR, the population of 328 million,
disci- as much as you do so you and cards aren’t from rant and there’s Mikann. governmental expenditures the numbers of crimes
plined, give them a gift subscrip- her—she’s the messenger. For some reason, she are as follows: “Federal committed by illegals is
fiercely tion and they, too, get Pronoia? I’m beginning to brings up Brezney’s book $45.9 billion, State $89 bil- going to be lower. In reports
tender, Observations in ink... hooked. think so... excerpt in ‘The Sun.’ Two lion—for a total cost of published by the United
ironically “PROCEDURE: Act
sincere, Catherine Minolli sparkly
Until running into the
eyed restaurant as if the universe is a pro-
days later, she gives me
her copy of the book. I am
$135 billion.
Total tax contributions
scrupu- hostess I knew no one in digious miracle created using it right now... are Federal $15.5 billion, (GAO), it appears that the
lously curious, aggressive- the area who ever heard of for your amusement and “DAILY PRACTICE: State $3.5 billion, for a opposite is true. The first
ly sensitive, blasphemously ‘The Sun.’ illumination. Assume that Push harder to get better, total of approximately $19 report (GAO-05-337R)
reverent, lyrically logical, “My sister sends me secret helpers are working become smarter, grow billion. This leaves a total found that criminal aliens
lustfully compassionate her old issues and I can’t behind the scenes to assist your devotion to the truth, cost to taxpayers of $116 (both legal and illegal)
Master of Rowdy Bliss. wait to get to them,” the you in turning into the fuel your commitment to billion per year. In my make up 27 percent of all
DEFINITION: ‘Pronoia’ is hostess—whose name I gorgeous masterpiece that beauty, refine your emo- opinion, this makes the federal prisoners. Yet
the antidote for paranoia. later learn is Mikann and you were born to be. Join tional intelligence, hone $5.7 billion the President according to the Center for
It’s the understanding that whose job I find out is the conspiracy to shower your dreams, negotiate requested a great invest- Immigration Studies, non-
the universe is fundamen- manager—says. all of creation with bless- with your shadow, cure ment. citizens are only about nine
tally friendly. It’s a mode I am happy we crossed ings...” your ignorance, shed your The estimated cost for percent of the nation’s adult
of training your senses and paths. I open the card and am pettiness, heighten your illegal aliens in Michigan is population. Thus, judging
intellect so you’re able to After the initial ‘Sun’ once again filled with sur- drive to look for the best $4,385 per person for a by the numbers in federal
perceive the fact that life encounter, I run into her prised pleasure. The shock in people, and soften your total of $858,000. That cost prisons alone, non-citizens
always gives you exactly again at Isola’s Bistro feels like a tickle, a punch- heart—even as you always would go a long way commit federal crimes at
what you need exactly where she’s playing cello line, a woozy grinning stu- accept yourself for exactly toward fixing our roads. three times the rate of citi-
when you need it...” with a singer/guitarist. We por. The sender is yet who you are with all of Federal law dealing zens. In another study, fed-
—Rob Brezny, author talk some more and it’s another Pronoiac who was your so-called imperfec- with illegal aliens can be eral or state prisons or local
‘Pronoia’ interesting and fun. Could put into my path to remind tions...” found in the U.S. Code jails during fiscal year
I walk into the restaurant the universe be conspir- me of these things. A wise I’m not much for con- Title 18. Laws are quite 2003, some 55,322 illegal
ready to enjoy a meal and ing? Things start to add class clown, a supremely spiracy theories, but I have lengthy, but put in a sim- aliens had been arrested
a glass of wine. up... confident humble person, to admit Pronoia is real. pler form, anyone who 459,614 times, an average
Before I even have a “HYPOTHESES: Evil a... The universe is conspiring enters illegally, transports of 8.3 arrests per illegal
chance to put in my usual is boring. Cynicism is idi- “TOP-SECRET to give me exactly what an illegal alien, harbors an alien, and had committed
request for a corner booth otic. Fear is a bad habit. ALLIES: Benevolent I need when I need it most. illegal alien or knowingly almost 700,000 criminal
in the bar the dark eyed Despair is lazy. Joy is fas- pranksters, apathy debunk- Email Catherine at employs an illegal alien is
hostess exclaims “Is that cinating. Love is an act of ers, lyrical logicians, ethi- subject to a fine and/or jail Letters page 11

Mitty’s message One bad apple

T he morning before I left
for Dave and Mary’s
play with you, Mitty,” I said.
He padded his polydac- L ooking at the date as I
type it at the top of
this email reminds me
and spontaneous person-
ality is a tendency to let
clutter happen and not
home in Traverse City, she tyl paws into Dave’s den.
emailed a video from her Mary led my suitcase that my oldest daughter even notice. I don’t mind
cat. “Hi, Auntie Iris,” said and me to her guest room. will be 51 the day you a lived-in look, with a lit-
Mitty’s headshot in a car- She’d hung a collage of our read this. And a week tle pile of paperwork here
toonish voice. “I’m so glad much younger selves on the later my younger daughter and a friendly little stack
to hear you’re not allergic to door. will be of reading material there,

Photo provided
me. I’m really looking for- “You think of every- 50. a puzzle out, and maybe a
ward to your visit. It’s going thing, Mary.” You’d couple cups in the sink.
to be so much fun. Will you “You know, I like you in think But sometimes things just
play with me?” short hair,” she said. Mitty waits for his dinner. that by get out of hand, and the
I “It’s my youthful face, now I’d biggest problem happens
laughed Mary.” coffee. who’s survived ovarian can- have right by our entryway.
at Mary’s I remembered the room “You know, this royal cer to pour out her heart and mastered To understand where
hilarious with the timbered lake view, treatment is enough to last soul into every good deed the art of this is going, you have to
sense of grandbaby’s bed, and guest until my eightieth birthday,” she does—I know the keeping Perspectives... realize my table is just
humor, book on the nightstand. Two I said. sacredness of life.
and mar- chocolate bars sat next to Dave offered a wry There, overlooking the
an order-
ly house, Willene Tanis inside the only door we
use. When we come in
veled at the book. smile. frozen bay, Mary and I especial- with groceries, they land
the tech- “For the drive home,” Later, in precious sun- played as two wives and ly since there until I get them put
savvy of
Honest Living... Mary said.
What a life. What a
shine, Mary drove us into
Traverse City and up the
mothers. We laughed. usually it’s just my hus- away. If we have a little
Pondered our remaining
Iris Lee Underwood friend.
After a delicious lamb
Peninsula to a few wineries.
“I’ll buy you a glass,
years, children, grandchil-
band and me, wouldn’t
shopping excursion, guess
where everything lands.
dren—our hope for the Some days it DOES When I have mail to go
narians. chop, garlic mashed potato, Mary. It’s the least I can do future, wherever it leads us.
Well, Mary’s not yet cel- and salad dinner, Dave for all the effort and expense That last night I found stay tidy, what with no out, it ends up there wait-
ebrated her seventieth. Age fetched from the garage a you’ve devoted to my birth- Mitty curled up on my bed. more tangle of shoes in ing to be addressed and
is the only advantage, if chocolate cake with choco- day.” He slept at my feet till the entryway or overflow- stamped. If another errand
indeed it claims one, I hold late frosting. Oh my, what a Dear Reader, it is in morning. ing basket of dirty towels preempts any of those
above my friend. Mary’s beauty! moments such as those— Email Iris at in the bathroom. But the
gifted with enormous cre- “It’s Dave's favorite,” alone with a dear friend back side of my casual Willene page 11
ativity and hospitality. Mary said.

Lion or lamb on the horizon?

The moment I stepped “I appreciate that,
into the house that Dave Dave,” I replied.
built on a lake, Mary greeted They lit candles and

me with a glass pot of tulip sang Happy Birthday. Mary asn’t winter been won- pery start to winter. box, she hit black ice. know Michigan has more
stems on her kitchen's served generous slices with derful? I use the past Detrimental to mail deliv- Zigging and zagging, trying back (dirt) roads than any
island. “Just keep the bulbs vanilla ice cream. Mitty
covered with water and they returned to his bowl without tense because good ol’ Phil ery for the first time in to control her vehicle, she other state?
should bloom,” she said. a meow. popped out to tell us it was years and years. Our back went right into the mail After seeing all this and
Mitty, twice as wide Next morning Dave going to be an early spring. roads (dirt) are crowned, delivery (can)—sorry, I appreciating a roaring fire
since my trip nine years made his famous Grampy’s So much promise. that means they are higher mean truck, sending it into at home, my kid called to
prior, hovered over his food Pancakes while Mary sliced Never mind the rain, in the the field across the road. tell me they were going to
bowl without a glance my fresh fruit and baked slabs snow, sleet, ice, and wind center Police were called, postal the U.P., to go snowmobil-
way. of thick bacon. We relaxed during the past four weeks. and slope help arrived, mail was scat- ing, and I thought people
“Auntie Iris is here to with a cup of good, strong In fact by past years we on the tered everywhere and the who had five different hair
have not really had an sides, driver got cuts and bruises. colors at one time were
acute accumulation of down to It was hours in cold temps crazy...nope...they are just a
snow. Never mind the 12 the ditch- before all the mail was phone call away...take care
days of missed school we es (wish- picked up, can towed, and and have a safe March.
swooned over.
I remember in the mid-
ful think-
Acorn Alley... the driver fixed up. In con-
clusion, is it any wonder
Spring is just around the
corner. Will March come in
dle of one March not long
ago, we celebrated 15” of
makes it
Diane Malczewski mail delivery should be
stopped on these kinds of
like a lion or a lamb?
Email Diane at
snow in one day and night. very hard days? Off the cuff...did you
I also remember driving for our mail delivery trucks
Photo by Mary Finnigan

down Attica Road one win- (here I bite my tongue, as

ter day and going through a
snow tunnel, between
truck is not an apt word) to
not slide off the roads, as Academic All-Star
Blacks Corners and our mail boxes are planted
Summers roads—yep on the steep downside
through it. I remember slopes of the roads.
Top spellers “snow days” during the
years my kids were in
I would like to share
what I saw happen to a
Alissa Hurd
Senior ~ Dryden High School
The Dryden Elementary 5th and 6th grade school, we had to drive to mail truck a few weeks
Spelling Bee was held on February 14 in the the nearest bus stop on a ago. Temperature was • Alissa is the daughter of
Dryden Elementary Gymnasium. Champion paved road and wait for the about 35 degrees, windy, Jessica and David Hurd.
David Insley (6th grade, right), will represent bus to pick them up. The misty-frosty. I was behind a • She has a 3.91 GPA.
Dryden Elementary in the Lapeer County ones who missed the bus van going about 45 down a • Alissa’s favorite activities are
Spelling Bee on March 18 at the Lapeer simply had to make up the blacktop road, when sud- running track and cross country,
County Educational and Technology Center. work. denly as she approached a bowling and spending time on
His winning word was ‘indelible.’ Runner up However, I admit this standing mail truck making the sand dunes.
Noah Hall, (6th grade) is pictured on the left. has been an especially slip- a delivery into the mail • Her favorite author is Stephen

Imagination on razor’s edge

• Alissa would prefer that the school day begin later
in the day; making it easier to for them to wake up
and focus better on their school work.
• Her wildest dream is to find a satisfying and suc-

“M ade in Japan”—
labeled barber’s
shears, specked with hair
ning feel of fluorescent
light that contrasts with the
darkness outside.
wears black-framed specs.
Her hair is teased. I noticed
before switching seats that
looks like surgery with all
of the different elongated
instruments that the spe-
cessful career that would allow her to travel around
the world.
• The person Alissa most admires is her great-grand-
trimmings, lie inside and Suddenly, the girl she’s sporting a fresh white cialist uses to scrape and mother. “She is a great representation of positivity
outside a segmented box on stands up pair of sneakers, perhaps a buff the wax out of your and for being grateful for what the has.”
the shelf before me. The from the Tet gift. New clothes are ears. They dab the extract- • Alissa believes her generation’s greatest challenge
mirror on the wall behind it desk and traditionally given during ed substance onto the top is a lack of motivation. “Students tend to procrasti-
reflects my wide-eyed takes one the new year. of your hand for some rea- nate with their school work; waiting until the last
gaze. Elsewhere on the of the Her face has a stony son, instead of a tissue or minute to turn it in.”
wall, fake roses hang in waiting lack of expression as she whatever. It can sometimes • Her career goal is to graduate from Grand Valley
cascades of very un-rose- custom- proceeds to delicately take be astounding what all they State University and become a genetic counselor.
like vines for decoration. ers to the the razor to my jaw, and I extricate. • Alissa’s school activities include National Honor
There are men in plastic hair- From the Other Side... begin to wonder what it With her headlamp Society, Student Council, SADD, track, cross coun-
try, volleyball, bowling, prom committee, Link Crew.
chairs in the open doorway washing must be like as a woman to turned on, the stony-faced
as the evening grows heavi- station. Andrew Wernette constantly stroke the hairy girl arranges her tools and
er. They sit placidly with She faces of strange men. The begins the procedure.

Academic All-Star
their eyes silently glued to scrubs caffeine in my system It’s difficult to describe the
their phones, waiting. The his scalp in preparation for causes my mind to focus on almost primal sensory plea-
lone barber here tonight is the barber to do his work, her blasé attitude toward sure of having one’s ear
busy working on a head. and then she gives him a this seemingly intimate canal cleansed, a strange
There is only one barber, I shave. Soon she gives task, and it begins to come type of internal massage
assume, because the linger- another bloke the same up with stories to explain that comes with a hint of Ethan Rozanski
ing festivities of the treatment. it… trepidation that, maybe this Senior ~ Dryden High School
Vietnamese new year have I used to hate haircuts Perhaps she once had a time, they will pierce your
claimed the rest. He’s as a kid, but then I started boyfriend whose bristled ear drum. Of course, they • Ethan is the son of Dennis and
young and has a rather appreciating them as 1) a cheeks she constantly took never do. They go right up Amy Rozanski.
feminine appearance with chance to be pampered, in joy in caressing, in those against it and then twirl • He has a 3.9 GPA.
his pixie-ish haircut and a way, and 2) an occasion quietest hours of the night, their swabbing device so • Ethan’s hobbies include hunt-
dangling earring. to just lay back and feel the but then he was somehow that its fibers brush across ing, cutting wood, hanging out
I wait patiently for a least amount of guilt about removed from her life in an the drum, creating an with his friends, golfing, snow-
shave and an ear cleaning doing absolutely nothing. unspeakable tragedy, and unnerving—yet oddly satis- mobiling and spending time
following my time in It’s strange how relaxing it now she performs this job fying—aural sensation. with his grandparents.
Thailand, during which I is to be powerless about of touching beards every It seems like this time • His favorite author is Johnathan Rand.
went without either. My your situation for a half day in a mere hollow the girl needs to soak the • If Ethan could change one thing about school, it
brain is crackling from an hour or so. The same can attempt at nostalgia for cotton swab in a type of would be to have the option of taking classes toward
afternoon coffee that was also be felt during dental those sweet, blissful times cleansing agent to loosen one’s further degree.
offered to me earlier, and visits and commercial of the past. Perhaps. whatever’s inside. It feels • In his wildest dreams, Ethan would like to be a
the world buzzes around flights. The one flaw in this theory like a wet willie. Slowly Major League pitcher, reside in a mansion and have a
my head. Bristly fibers of Done with her custom- is that, unlike in the West, the wax accumulates on my family of four.
black hair lie scattered on er, the girl initially assumes facial hair is not trendy at resting hand. • The person he most admires is his dad, “because he
the floor in clumps below that I want a haircut just all with the Vietnamese Finally, it’s done. I has been the best role model to look up to and he
my feet. like everyone else, but no, youth. bring my hand up to gaze taught me what it’s like to be a man.”
A girl sits at the desk just my face and ears will The girl works from at what’s all there (so • Ethan believes the greatest challenge for his gener-
with a lackadaisical look do for today. She motions different angles to bring the much!) and then casually ation is to improve its communication skills. “We
on her face, doing nothing. for me to change seats and blade across my flesh until brush the wax flecks off. I rely on our phones too much and have lost our skills
One pot-bellied man strolls recline so that I’m lying nothing else stands in its rise from the chair, pay the when trying to talk in person.”
around the shop with a lit horizontal on the leathery way. Time for the ear job. barber and glance at the • His future plans are to acquire a bachelor’s degree
cigarette in his hand; it’s chair. She gets the shaving Professional ear cleaning is clock. in Civil Engineering and be a construction manager.
unclear if he actually works cream and commences to something that hasn’t really Time to go meet a • Ethan’s school activities include 2018-2019 Class
here or if he’s waiting for a apply it across my jowls. made it to the West. In friend. President, baseball, cross-country, basketball, track,
haircut as well. The shop The girl is dolled up Vietnam it complements a Email Andrew at Student Council, National Honor Society, Link Crew.
has that classic warm eve- with bright red lipstick and haircut, and the process

Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space con- the month from 7:30-9 p.m. meals every Tuesday from dates available. For more info fast and friendship in a safe Capac Pharmacy is teaming
straints announcements will be with instructors Lyle Malaski 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion United and to sign up call the Family setting every 2nd and 4th with Support Million Hearts
posted one week in advance of & Kristina Morton. For info, Methodist Church. Literacy Center at 810-664- Monday of the month at 9 a.m. by offering in-pharmacy blood
the event. Notices must be call 810-984-5061. 2737. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot in pressure screenings, 136 North
received in writing by noon Free meals for people in need Marysville. For more info, call Main St. in Capac, Tuesdays, 9
are offered at the North Branch
Monday prior to the publication
date. Free Meals, Food Senior Center on Monday and
Thursday evenings from 5:30-7
Support Groups Julie at 810-388-0868.
For those that have experi-
a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is invited
to come and have their blood
pressure read for free.
p.m. Call 810-441-0322 for enced the death of a loved one,
For Senior Citizens First Congregational Church,
United Church of Christ, of
more info.
Woman’s Life Chapter 855 will
meet at the Lois Wagner a support group is available

Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from

Imlay City operates a Food
Pantry every Thursday from 2
Orchards’ Cupboard Food
Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday
Memorial Library
Richmond at 6:30 p.m. on
in facilitated by a trained United
Hospice Service (UHS) Events
9-10 a.m. at First March 5, 2019. Everyone is bereavement volunteer.
p.m. to 4 p.m. The pantry is of every month 9 a.m.-noon. Marlette Regional Hospital, Free movie night on Friday,
Congregational Church in open to people needing food Food distributed at 74903 welcome to attend. March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at West
Almont. Practice led by Dina 2770 Main Street in Marlette,
assistance who live in the Imlay McKay Rd., Bruce Twp., 586- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) hosts this support group the 1st Berlin United Methodist
Miramonti, RYT. City School District. Located 336-4673. www.orchardson- Church, Allenton. The movie
meetings are held every Tuesday of each month in the
Imlay City Senior Center at 275 Bancroft in Imlay City. Saturday at 10 a.m. at West Administration Conference will be “The Shack”.
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Berlin United Methodist Room. For time and more info, Luck of the Irish Luncheon.
For info 810-724-6030. the church office at (810) 724-
6207 or on Facebook at @ Museums Church, Allenton. call 800-635-7490 or visit www.
Fri., Mar. 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Washington Parks and Rec
Council on Aging Membership FirstCongregational UCC. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
is open to individuals 18 and ImlayCity. The Almont Community meetings are held every TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- loss Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
older. The Capac Senior Center Historical Society Museum is Monday night at 8 p.m. at St. group meets Tuesday nights at Washington. Wear green, eat
is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Hunter’s Creek Mobile Laugh and have fun. Door open
weekdays. We offer a variety of ‘Food for Families’ kitchen is Please stop by and learn about Imlay City. Home Park Club House, 725 at 10 a.m. For info call 586-752-
activities such as fitness and open to the public for free, hot your community. Society meet- DeMille Rd. in Lapeer. Weigh- 6543.
craft classes, a book review meals every Monday and ings are held at the museum on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in from 6-6:30 p.m., meeting
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. and Al-Anon meetings are held Pancake Dinner. Tues., Mar. 5,
group, cards and bus trips. For the second Monday of the from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more 4-6:30 p.m. St .John’s Lutheran
info, call Lori at 395-7889. month at 7 p.m. For more info every Wednesday night at 8 info call 810-667-0999.
This Heart Loves Food Pantry p.m. at the Capac United Church, 109 E. Kempf Ct.,
is open the 1st Saturday of call 810-796-3355. Capac. Menu- Pancakes, blue-
Almont and Dryden area Methodist Church, Capac, MI.
senior citizens meet the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 12
each month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
at Gateway Assembly Church,
The Capac Historical Society is
open to visitors daily from 1-3 Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 p.m.,
Fundraisers berry pancakes, eggs, biscuits
and gravy, hash browns, sau-
p.m. at the Almont Lions Hall, 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Imlay City Sr. Center, Lamb sage, apple sauce, beverages.
Steele building on Third St. Woman’s Life Chapter 855’s For info call 810-395-7557.
222 Water St., for a potluck City. Call 810-395-2859 for more Bottle & Can Drive continues
and program. Call 798-8210 info. New series starts Aug. 6. For
The Attica United Methodist info or to register call Tracy at all year round. Funds support Beginning Guitar Lessons.
for more info. those in need as we continue to Romeo Parks and Rec, 361
Church will be holding a free The Dryden Historical Society 810-724-6030 or Ginger at 810-
Adults 55 and over are invited community meal on the 2nd meets at 7 p.m. the first 724-5772. fight hunger and homelessness Morton St., Romeo. Mondays
to Berlin Twp. Senior Center to and 4th Tuesday of each month Wednesday of the month and in our community. Call 810- from 5-5:30 p.m. beginning
play cards from noon-3 p.m. from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more the museum opens every Lapeer Area Citizens Against 392-5136 for a drop off point, Mar. 4. Class size is limited.
every other Thursday. Bring a info please call 810-724-0690 or Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. Domestic Assault meets 1-3 or pick up service for a large Call 586-752-6543 to register.
sack lunch, beverages provid- visit p.m. every Wednesday in the donation. Make a difference
The Imlay City Historical Lapeer Court House for per- today by donating! CPR and AED training and
ed. Senior chair exercise on certification. Washington Twp.
Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. Potluck The Attica Food Bank at the Museum is now closed for the sonal protection order clinic.
Attica United Methodist season. Watch for the opening For info 810-246-0632. The Imlay City Christian Fire Hall., 11300 27 Mile Rd.
luncheons will be served the School has discount cards Thur., Mar. 7, 6-9 p.m. Mon.,
4th Tuesday of every month at Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is of the 2019 season on the first
open from 2-4 p.m. the second Saturday in April. 10A Friday AFG Family available for sale. Proceeds Mar. 11, 9 a.m. - noon. Class
noon. For info, call 810-395- Groups meeting. Imlay City benefit the school’s athletic, size is limited. Call 586-752-
4518. and fourth Monday of the
FOC Lutheran Church, 7191 music and PE programs. For 6543 to register.
Dinner and card playing, 50/50
month. Proof of residency and
need required. Youth Events Imlay City Rd, Imlay City.
Contact Ginger Miller at 810-
more information call Imlay
City Christian School, Mon.- Zumba Gold. Combines dance
raffle and prizes of high and steps with a low impact routine.
low for each table every 3rd The Capac Community Food 724-5772 for more informa- Fri. 8-4, 810-724-5695.
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. tion. Bring water and a face towel.
Monday at the Washington Pantry, 112 S. Main Street, is
Medical Care
This is a FREE workshop for Every Monday and Wednesday
Senior Center, 57880 Van open each Wednesday from 1-3 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Washington
p.m. Please call LOVE, INC. at 3-5 year olds & parents/care- Romeo Washington Parks and
Dyke, Washington Twp., MI Rec. One on one grief counsel- Parks and Rec Center, 57880
48094, from 4-8 p.m. For info, 810-245-2414 in advance to givers! Enjoy fun projects that Lapeer County Health
will develop your child’s skills ing provided at both Romeo Van Dyke, Washington Twp.
call 586-752-6543. ensure your food voucher will and Washington Centers. By Department, 1800 Imlay City Fee charged. Call 586-752-
be received before you stop in and prepare them for school! Rd., Lapeer - Regular
Swing Dance Lessons at the Children also enjoy a snack, appointment only, please call 6543 for info.
to shop. Any questions, please to set up your appointment Immunization Clinic Hours:
Port Huron Senior Center, 600 call Joyce Kaufman at 810- story time, and a free book! (held in 2nd floor clinic area) Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
Grand Avenue, Port Huron, Call the Family Literacy today 586-752-6543. Free of
395-7532. charge. Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; Beneficial weight training.
every Tues. from 7:30-9 p.m. Center today to reserve your By Appointment Only, Every Monday, Wednesday
and the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of The Capac Kitchen serves free seat at 810-664-2737 and for FOR WIDOWED MEN & Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30 and Friday. Washington Parks
more info on dates and times. WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays and Rec Center , 57880 Van
Friendship. Join us every 3rd 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vaccine is Dyke, Washington Twp. Call
Play groups available. Free 6 586-752-6543 for times and
week sessions. At these FREE Tuesday of each month from now available. For additional
11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cavis info, to check if we accept your prices.
90-minute playgroups, chil- Pioneer Restaurant, 5600 insurance, or to schedule an
dren will participate in story-
time, developmentally appro-
priate games and crafts, learn
Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Twp.
48074. No RSVP necessary. For
appointment please call 810-
667-0448. Other
more info call Joanne K. at
new skills, and enjoy a snack 810-324-2304. This activity is Free hearing and vision screens Free tutor training for people
and social time with other chil- sponsored by Widowed for children of preschool age who would like to help others in
dren. Parents will have the Friends, a peer support group are available at the Lapeer our community improve
chance to talk to other adults County Health Department. To English skills. Volunteer basis.
with same-age children. schedule an appointment Please call for orientation
Register now for the next ses- Widowed Friends invites all please call 810-667-0448 or before training at 810-664-
sion! Numerous locations and widowed to join us for break- 810-245-5549. 2737.

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Volunteer for the Habitat for
Humanity of Lapeer County at
the office. Interested parties
can call 810-664-7111 and speak
to Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at

Club News
St. Paul’s Blessed Hope

Lutheran Church Baptist Church Veterans of Foreign Wars

(ELCA) (VFW) of Imlay City, Post

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

Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Thursday, every other month, 7
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Tuesday 7:00 pm Sunday Evening - 6:30 pm p.m.; Post Meetings 1st Wednesday Evening - 6:30 pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm Thursday every month, 7 p.m.;
Pastor Tim Martin Soul winning is not our
Pastor Alan Casillas Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Sunday 10 a.m. Service 18 preference, but it’s our priority.
18 18
Saturday of every month, 10
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont
18 a.m.
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church Almont/Dryden Masons meets
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) 7 p.m. every 2nd Thursday of
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 Wayne Boyd, Pastor the month at Masonic Center in
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 Almont.
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services The Imlay City American
of the month. Bible Studies Every MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Legion Post 135 meets the 2nd
Community Dinner: Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm
Monday and Tuesday Evenings Community Men’s & Women’s and last Wednesdays of the
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies
month at 7:00 p.m. The post is
Tuesday Morning Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services
Pastor Ron Rouse 9:30 am 11:00 am 810-724-4315 over located at 212 E. Third Street. Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
Come Grow With Us! Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God
18 18 18 18
Contact them at 810-724-1450
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH or americanlegionpost135@
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI

Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557 The Evening Star Quilt Guild
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart
5394 Main Street - Dryden
Church 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City  meets the last Wednesday of
(Across from the Library) Sunday Masses
9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm each month at the Davison
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart
Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m. 
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am Rd. in Davison. Meetings start
Nursery Available
Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services
at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
810.724.1747 Sunday School 6 p.m. For more info call Lisa,
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May 810-358-7294.
Worship Service: 10:00 am18
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist
18 810-724-0687 Staffed Nursery During Worship 18
18 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 18 18

West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church

Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
Every Sunday The Lapeer
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City Center’s Flea Market is open 8
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855 a.m. - 3 p.m. with up to 75
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m.
booths inside and outside sell-
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207 ing a huge variety of items to
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Worship Time - 10:30 am Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade the public. The Lapeer Center
Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm Building is at 425 County
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm Center Street. This long-run-
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade ning community event is spon-
18 John Barker, Minister on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King
18 18 18 18 sored by The Lapeer Center, a
St. Cornelius St. John The Holy Redeemer Light of Christ 501(c)3 non-profit organization
for over 60 years. For informa-
Catholic Church Evangelist Lutheran Church
3834 N. Mill Street, P.O. Box 208 Catholic Church 4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI
Community tion on space rentals, call 810-
347-7915. Low rental prices on
Dryden MI 48428
872 Capac Rd.
Allenton, MI 48002 810-796-3951 Church inside and outside space. There
NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 810-395-7074 2720 Winslow Road is no admission charge. For
JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST 8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS general information on the Flea
Weekday Mass: NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 Market, Lapeer Center room
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass
Weekend Masses: Weekday Mass: Thursday 8:00 a.m. BIBLE CLASS rentals and catering, call 810-
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Weekend Masses: ALL WELCOME!!! Sunday Worship 10:30 am 664-2109, email lapeercenter@
Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Steven Helms or see www.
Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18
Christian Preschool Available 18 Phone: 810-724-6999 18

Making the most of green beans

D ear Lynn,
I’m looking for a
great old-fashioned
sliced onion to green beans.
Pour cooled vinegar mix-
ture over all. Cover and
Molasses Cookie recipe. 2 c green beans (fresh, refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours
—Sue from Litchfield frozen or canned) before serving.
Lori from Blissfield 1/4 c water GREEN BEAN &
says one way to get her 1/2 c cider vinegar BACON SALAD
family to eat vege- 3 T sugar 2 -14.5 oz cans whole
tables is to serve 1/2 t dill seed green beans
Marinated Green 1/4 t caraway seed 1/4 c chopped onion
Beans. Rosie from 1/4 t salt 1/3 c salad oil
Lapeer uses an 1 c thinly sliced 1/4 c vinegar
Amish recipe for sweet onion 1/2 t salt
her Green Bean & Directions: Cook 1/4 t pepper

Photo by Sheryl Czerwinski

Bacon Salad. fresh green beans 4 hard-boiled eggs,
Dennis from until just tender. If chopped
Earlville loves to The Recipe Exchange...
using frozen green 1/4 c mayonnaise or
make soup in the beans, cook Miracle Whip
winter. His Green Lynn Eckerle
according to pack- 1 t prepared mustard
Bean & Ham Soup age directions. 2 t vinegar
is one of his favor- Drain and put in a 1/4 t salt
ites. Please stop by for a
visit on my blog, Food,
bowl. In a small saucepan,
combine water, vinegar,
4 slices bacon, crisply
fried and crumbled
Super spellers
Fun and More at www. sugar, dill, caraway and Crisp greens salt. Heat and stir until Paprika Adeline Tresnak, Lily Finnigan, Madison Maday, Aiden Fitchett, Evan
Send recipes and requests sugar is dissolved. Directions: Combine green Purdue, and Ashton Williams participated in the Dryden Junior High
to The Recipe Exchange at Remove from heat. Add beans, onion, salad oil, 1/4 Spelling Bee, which was held on February 8 in the Dryden High School
cup of vinegar, 1/2 tea- Multi-Purpose Room. The champion was 7th grader Aiden Fitchett,
spoon salt, and the pepper. who will represent Dryden Junior High in the Lapeer County Spelling
Bee on March 18 at the Lapeer County Education and Technology
Willene: there because the very
sticky price tags needed
Toss lightly. Cover and
chill. Mix hard-boiled eggs, Center. Aiden's winning word was “cohesive.” The runner up was
Madison Maday, also a 7th grade student.
from page 9 the old nail polish remov- mayonnaise, mustard, 2
er treatment to get them teaspoons vinegar and 1/4

Orchard Primary to host

jobs...oh well...I’ve off before I made up the teaspoon salt. Just before
learned that the mess will gift basket for our Hands serving, drain chilled green
be waiting when we get for Haiti chili cook-off beans. Add mayonnaise
home. And so on and so and silent auction. mixture, stirring gently to
forth. Yes, it was all good.

Learning Fair March 14

coat. Serve on crisp greens
Well, yesterday, that But it was a mess! And in with bacon and paprika.
all happened. A niece had the middle of it all was... GREEN BEAN & HAM
asked me to write my con- the nearly empty fruit SOUP
gress representatives to bowl. 1 1/2 lb ham bone with
entreat them to keep the
funding in place for TSC
Now, I had sat in front
of that fruit bowl earlier in
15 whole allspice
Registration begins for Almont available at the March 11
“Kindergarten Learning
(Tuberous Sclerosis
Complex) research. That
the day, addressing those
letters, and detected noth-
8 sprigs parsley, or 2 T
kindergarten, begindergarten Fair” will include a free fun
learning bag with activities/
involved typing a letter, ing strange about it—until 1 t dried thyme By Tom Wearing guardian must be five years supplies, hands-on activity
looking up all the address- the next time I went out 1 yellow onion, diced old by Sept. 1, 2019, or not centers, on-site community
es, making separate copies and came back in. small later than Dec. 1, 2019, agencies, and a chance to
with separate headings, You know how some- 1 1/2 c diced potatoes ALMONT — The staff with an approved waiver. meet with staff and see the
addressing all the enve- times you can go nose- 2 c cut green beans and administration at Parents or legal guard- building.
lopes, and stamping them. blind? Just like you can 1/2 c light cream Almont Orchard Primary ians are advised to bring For further information
Halfway through I noticed go clutter-blind? And then 1 T butter School is focused on mak- along their child's original about Kindergarten regis-
it was time for the drop-in you walk in from outside 1 t salt ing incoming kindergarten birth certificate, immuniza- tration or the March 14
lunch date we frequently and your nose suddenly Directions: Place ham student’s transition from tion record and proof of Learning Fair, call the
keep with friends at knows? Well, suddenly I bone in a soup kettle and home to school as smooth residency to registration. Orchard Primary School
Wendy’s, so I left it all was aware that in the mid- cover with water. Tie all- as possible. Activities and services office at 810-798-7019.
out—on the table. After dle of all that clutter was a spice, parsley and thyme in On Thursday, March
eating, we stopped at bad apple. A very bad a cheesecloth bag (a tea 14, Orchard Primary will

Send us your announcements

Kroger and Rite-Aid. apple! And, wouldn’t you ball works too). Add to ket- host its annual Kindergarten
When we got home, we know—this time I wasn’t tle. Simmer for 2 hours, Learning Fair from 5-7
carried everything in and walking in alone. I was adding more water if need- p.m.
deposited it all on the walking in with a friend— ed. Remove meat from The Kindergarten TRI-CITY AREA — Do you or a family member
table, along with the bag I a friend whose house is bone and put back in the Round-up provides parents have a recent accomplishment or milestone you’d like
had forgotten to bring in almost always in order. kettle. Discard ham bone. of kindergarten and begin- to share and celebrate with the community? Then send
the day before after my Well...there was Add onion, potatoes and dergarten students an us the details and we will gladly help you share the
BSF class. Oh—AND that ONE time, when she green beans. Cook for 20 opportunity to register their news on our Announcements page.
there were the four little was laid up, that it wasn’t to 30 minutes, until vegeta- children for the 2019-2020 Engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special
board books and the deck quite perfect. And I was bles are tender. Remove school year. birthdays, births, promotions, graduations or other
of alphabet cards we had so glad I remembered spice bag. Just before serv- For those unable to educational achievements, success in competition—
bought the day before that that! Just sayin’. ing, blend in light cream, attend the Learning Fair, we post these and other announcements in our pages
from our first-ever Ollie’s Email Willene at butter and salt. Do not boil parents may stop in to reg- free of charge. We encourage you to include photos
excursion. They were soup once cream is added. ister their students the week when possible.
Makes 8 to 10 servings. of March 11-15, between Send submissions to or Tri-
Email recipes and reci- the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. City Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI 48444.
Letters: should be a concern to
every parent.
pe requests to Lynn at
Eligible students being
enrolled by a parent or legal
Have questions? Contact us at (810) 724-2615.
from page 8 The Democrats in
Washington D.C. say that
offenses, an average of there is no problem at our
Your Hometown
roughly 12.7 offenses per southern border. Then why
illegal alien. did so many of them vote
Health is another con- for barriers at the border in
cern. Diseases that years the past? It’s called politics.
ago were virtually wiped Michigan voted for
out are now returning. President Trump in 2016
These include M.D.R.-T.B. showing his support for the
that takes 24 months and wall. Now our new Attorney
$250,000 to cure; Chagas General is joining a lawsuit
disease which has no to stop his Emergency
known cure, leprosy,
Hepatitis A, B and C, plus
Order. I wonder how much
this will cost the taxpayers Life • Home • Car • Business
many more including a vio- in Michigan! Remember,
lent T.B. outbreak afflicting “Fix The Damn Roads!!”
school teachers and chil- —Joe Pilchak
dren in Michigan. This Capac Churchill Insurance Agency
Emergency Services 800-865-6981
thanks sponsors of gala Bus: 810-724-6218 Fax: 810-724-3418
Another successful Walmart-Lapeer, PTL 243 East Third Street • Imlay City, Michigan 48444
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evening at the 2nd Annual Almost every guest TACO TUESDAY $1 Tacos (Corn tortilla only)
Lapeer County Emergency commented on what a won- BIG BURRITO WEDNESDAY $4.49
Services Gala held derful time they had and Doug Halabicky, Agent
223 E. Third Street in Imlay City QUESADILLA THURSDAY $1.29
February 16 at the Lapeer how thankful they were for 134 E. Third St.
Meat Choice: Beef, Pork Chicken Imlay City, MI 48444
Country Club. the evening—all thanks to 810-724-4345 Dine-In Only
On behalf of the Lapeer your support! Open: Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri & Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 9am-3pm
County Office of These men and women State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL
(Order 15 minutes prior to close for Take-Out)
Emergency Management, provide an invaluable ser-
as well as the many emer- vice to our community—
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Daley to visit area

schools for March
is Reading Month
LAPEER COUNTY throughout the district on
— State Sen. Kevin Daley Mondays and Fridays to
on Thursday announced read to schoolchildren.
that he will be visiting Availability is on a first
schools throughout the 31st come, first served basis,
District during the month but the senator will make
of March and encouraging an effort to visit your school
students to participate in at a later date if there are
March is Reading Month too many requests to
activities. accommodate during the
“Reading is key to a month of March.
bright future and reading to If you are interested in
children at a young age has having the senator visit
been shown to spark an your school, you can sub-
interest in learning,” said mit your request by visiting
Daley, R-Lum. www.SenatorKevinDaley.
“Encouraging students com/march-is-reading-
to read, and to enjoy doing month/. If you have any

Photo by Tom Wearing

so, will bring them many questions, please contact
opportunities for success Daley’s office at 517-373-
when they become adults.” 1777 or at SenKDaley@
Daley will travel

Pancakes and Yoga Almont Lions say ‘thanks’

IMLAY CITY — First Congregational Church of
Imlay City will hold a Pancake Supper beginning at Almont Lion Pat Ohlert (left) presents a commemorative plaque to Marjeta and John Rogers,
5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. The public is wel- owners of ‘The Furniture Broker,’ located at 4055 Van Dyke (M-53) in Almont. Ohlert acknowl-
come. A free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds edged the Rogers’ and The Furniture Broker’s long and enduring support of Lions Club causes.
from the event will be used to purchase food for the ‘John has always been there to offer support of our efforts over the years,’ said Ohlert. ‘He also
congregation’s food pantry. The pantry is open from 2 supports us and the community through his donations of beautiful items for our raffles and in
p.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday for residents in the support of our annual golf outing. We’ve always been able to count on him and The Furniture
Imlay City School District. Yoga for all ages will fol- Broker, and we want to express our appreciation. Also pictured are L-R: Lions member Fran
low the supper. First Congregational Church, United Revell and Kim Schall and Lyn Zarate of the Almont Downtown Development Authority. Schall
Church of Christ, is located at 275 Bancroft (corner of is also an Almont Lions Club member. To contact The Furniture Broker in Almont, call 810-798-
Fifth and Bancroft) in Imlay City. Call 810-724-6207 0176 or fax 810-798-0178. John Rogers says store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.
or send an email to for to 5 p.m. He notes the business is closed on Sunday for ‘The Lord’s Day.’
more information.

Kindergarten registration,
Parent Night in Imlay City
Events planned at Weston Elementary

By Maria Brown Kindergarten Registration Night will take place on
March 19 from 5-7:30 p.m.
IMLAY CITY — Weston Parents and children are
Elementary School looks to encouraged to attend together.
connect with future students That night attendees can turn
in March when they host in necessary paperwork,
Kindergarten Registration explore a school bus and meet
events. with a teacher for the screen-

On March 14 a Parent ing process. Vision and hear-
Information Night is planned ing testing will also be avail-
from 6-7 p.m. Parents of able.
incoming kindergarten stu- Weston Elementary,
dents can stop by the school located at 275 Weston St.,
to collect registration forms offers both traditional kinder-
and other important informa- garten and begindergarten
tion. The Parent Information programs. For more informa-

Night is intended for adults tion, contact the school at
only. 810-724-9812

Winter Book Sale at IC Library

IMLAY CITY — The Ruth Hughes Memorial
District Library in Imlay City is hosting a ‘Book Sale’
from Mon., Feb. 25 through Sat., March 2.
“We have the perfect cure for the winter blues,”


says Library Staffer Jessica Bostian. “Books!”
She encourages visitors to stop by all week long to
check out some of the library’s latest books, including
some ‘new reads.’
“If you’re going to be snowed in, it’s always nice

to have a few books on hand to read.”
The Ruth Hughes Library is located at 211 N.
Almont Ave. in downtown Imlay City.
For further information, call 810-724-8043.

Smart shoppers know about the bargains hidden within the Classified
Photo by Tom Wearing

pages. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything

from tickets to trailers. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you
want, and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day.


USE THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! Walk for Warmth participants and organiz-
ers gather at the historic courthouse in

Tri-City Times
downtown Lapeer to register for Saturday’s
walk to help raise funds to cover heating
bills for families in need. A full feature story
on this year’s Walk for Warmth will appear in
the next edition of Tri-City Times.

Even small ads draw
Call 810-724-2615 BIG attention in the
Monday thru Friday 9 am to 5 pm 724-2615

‘Amazing gem’ Storyteller

Ernest Werth
drew a big
crowd to the
Mixer this
Capac Library has a big Library in
impact in small community December
during the
The Imlay City Area
By Maria Brown are 30,000 items in the village’s
Chamber of local branch alone but Cranberry
Commerce is sponsor-
“Capac patrons can request Christmas
ing a New Member
CAPAC — Calling the it all through our inter- event. In all,
Mixer this evening
Capac library branch an library loan program,” she the Capac
(Wed., Feb. 27), from
“amazing gem,” St. Clair added. branch host-
4:30-5:30 p.m. at
County Library System Arnold said that Capac ed 144 spe-
Maple Vista, 600
Director Allison Arnold is considered a tier two cial events in
Maple Vista Street,
laid out the library’s impact operation in that it’s small- 2018.
located behind Sacred
during a presentation to the er than some of the coun- Heart Catholic
village council earlier this ty’s other branches in terms Church. The network-
month. of hours of operations and ing event is open to
Per the system’s 2018 staff but the library’s board current, new, and pro-
report, the Capac facility of directors plans to have spective members.
saw 3,500 visits or “feet discussions about how they Light refreshments
through the door” during might add more hours and will be served.

File photo
the last calendar year with staff in the future. Chamber Executive
2,880 patrons using Capac Staff organized and Director Teresa
as their main branch. The oversaw 144 programs in also fielded more than 350 ation programs is to let She praised the ongo- Gormley will be on
county-wide system boasts 2018 that reached 3,200 reference questions and patrons “let loose and learn ing work the village and hand to share impor-
500,000 items and there people in attendance. They helped 4,500 people use while they do it,” she Friends of the Capac tant dates, events,
the branch’s computers. added. Library group have done to speakers, etc. in the

Upcoming library events

“Computer classes are Arnold also detailed expand and remodel the coming months. For
still awfully popular,” the various programs the library facilities on Main more information or
Arnold said. system offers to provide Street. The last phase of to RSVP, contact
•Yoga for Teens is a four-week series to be held Libraries are meant to books and other materials the work, restoring the his- Gormley at the Imlay
Thursdays, from 3:30-4:40 p.m., starting March 14. be hubs for education, for those who are disabled toric façade, is due to be City Area Chamber of
Ages 12-18, regardless of skill level, are invited to information and recreation. and others who are home- complete sometime in Commerce at 810-
participate. Arnold said the system’s bound, both temporarily or 2019 thanks to donations 724-1361 or by email
•Rosie the Riveter, a free presentation, is slated for approach is embodied in permanently. and a matching grant from at executive director@
April 29 at 6 p.m. Special guest Donnaleen Lanktree the theme “Libraries “Through our reim- the Community Foundation
of the American Rosie the Riveter Association pres- Transform Lives.” bursement program, the of St. Clair County.
“We’re not officially a library system has given The county-wide
ents “Red Cross and So Much More.” Snacks will be
provided and all adults are welcome. school but we can be $113,400 to the village library system is majority
For more information or to register for these viewed as a supplement,” over the last 11 years to funded (75%) with millage
upcoming events, contact the Capac Library Branch at Arnold said, referring to help keep the library in monies with the average
their focus on education. working order,” Arnold homeowner paying $3 per
The aim of their recre- said. month for the levy.

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ATTICA Voting for: Ochadleus,
Herpolsheimer, Mason, Lacey and
Contracting for parcel 44-001-004-
011-10 which is located on the north-
his support for the DDA; Ms. Ashlee
Belanger showed her support for the
TOWNSHIP Madeline west corner of Webster Road and Van DDA; Ms. Dana Walker, Michigan SECTION 5. PROHIBITED GENERAL COMMON ELEMENTS
ORDINANCE Voting against: none Dyke (M-53)and is currently zoned Downtown Association member, CONDUCT AND LIMITED COMMON
An ordinance to prohibit mari- The supervisor declared the C-3 (General Commercial) for vari- made a presentation regarding the SECTION 6. SALE OF INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTS AS SET FORTH IN
juana establishments from operating ordinance adopted. ances from Zoning Ordinance No. 39, Almont DDA’s TIF capture, budget SAID MASTER DEED AND AS
or becoming established in the Nancy Herpolsheimer as amended, Article 6 Off-Street and plan; passed unanimously not to CIGARETTES DESCRIBED IN ACT 59 OF THE
Township. Township Clerk Parking and Loading Requirements, adopt Ordinance #204 as presented; SECTION 7. FURNISHING PUBLIC ACTS OF 1976 AS
THE TOWNSHIP OF Al Ochadleus section 6.2.J-ingress and egress drives passed unanimously to adopt TO MINORS AMENDED.
ATTICA ORDAINS: Township Supervisor to be the parking lot shall be paved Resolution #19-02-01, to allow public SECTION 8. REPEALING OF Commonly Known as
Section 1. Prohibition of Marijuana 9-1 and not less than 28 feet in width, L - parking lot use for tenants of 102 S. CONFLICTING 201 Jonathon
Establishments. shall have tapers and bypass lanes, Main Street apartments; passed unani- PROVISIONS (Parcel ID #041-730-001-00)
and shall be paved, O - Curbs, meet- mously to approve the renewal of the SECTION 9. SEVERABILITY 203 Jonathon
No marijuana establishments, as
defined by the Michigan Regulation ALMONT ing construction standards established junk yard license for P&L Salvage; SECTION 10. EFFECTIVE DATE (Parcel ID #041-730-002-00)
and Taxation of Marijuana Act, TOWNSHIP by the Township Engineering
Standards Ordinance,
passed unanimously to approve the
second quarter budget amendments as
The undersigned President and

205 Jonathon
(Parcel ID #041-730-003-00)
MCL 333.27951 et seq. are permit- NOTICE OF PUBLIC Clerk of the Village of Almont hereby
ted within the boundaries of the Copies of the application and presented; passed unanimously to certify that this ordinance was pre- 207 Jonathon
Township. HEARING any related documents are available approve the Manager’s Employment (Parcel ID #041-730-004-00)
sented for first reading at a Regular
Section 2. Effective Date. Notice is hereby given that there for inspection at the Township Office Agreement as presented; open discus- NOTICE: People with disabili-
Meeting of the Almont Village
This Ordinance shall become will be a public hearing before the during regular business hours of 8 am sion was held regarding the proposed ties needing accommodations for
Council held on the 19th day of
effective thirty (30) days after publi- Almont Township Zoning Board of to 1 pm, and will be available at the Minor in Possession of Tobacco and effective participation in the meeting
February 2019 and was published in
cation. Appeals on March 13, 2019 at the time and place of the meeting. All Vapor Products Ordinance. should contact the Village Clerk/
the Tri-City Times on the 27th of
At a regular meeting of the Almont Township Hall, 819 N. Main interested citizens will be given an The meeting adjourned at 8:39 Treasurer at (810) 798-8528 at least
February 2019.
Board of Trustees of Attica Township Street, Almont, MI 48003, and begin- opportunity to comment on this appli- p.m. seven (7) working days in advance of
Kimberly Keesler
held on February 14th, 2019, ning at 6:00 p.m. cation. Written comments may be Kimberly J. Keesler the meeting. An attempt will be made
Herpolsheimer moved for adoption of The purpose of the hearing is to submitted up to the meeting time at Clerk/Treasurer to make reasonable accommodations.
Steve Schneider
the foregoing ordinance and Mason consider a application submitted by the Township Hall. Steve Schneider A copy of the application for the vari-
supported it. George Tencza of Superior CAROL HOFFNER, President ance may be inspected at the Almont
A complete copy of the above
ALMONT TWP. CLERK A complete copy of the minutes ordinance is available in the Clerk’s Village Offices located at 817 N.

9-1 is available in the Clerk’s office dur- office during regular business hours. Main; Almont, MI 48003 during regu-
ing regular business hours or at www. 9-1 lar business hours, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on regular business

SCHOOLS VILLAGE OF 9-1 days. Written comments regarding

VILLAGE OF this variance can also be received at
ALMONT ALMONT the above listed address until the day
is seeking the following ALMONT VILLAGE VILLAGE OF NOTICE of its consideration.

Request for Proposals

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 9-1

• Paving of Parking Lots and Various Drives

President Schneider called the
ORDINANCE NO. 205 (810) 798-8528
Regular Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. An Ordinance establishing FAX (810) 798-3397 TOWNSHIP
Please visit: Councilmembers present were Dyke restrictions on the possession of Please be notified that the BUDGET PUBLIC for details (7:33), Biolchini, Love, Steffler, tobacco by minors and the furnishing Village of Almont Zoning Board of HEARING
Schneider, Steven C. Schneider, and of tobacco to minors in conformance Appeals will hold a hearing on The Imlay Township Board will
The Almont Community School District Board does not discriminate on the basis of Peltier. Staff members present were Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 hold a public hearing on the proposed
race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, or any other with state law, and to prohibit the pos-
Manager Connors, Clerk/Treasurer session of vapor products by minors p.m. in the Almont Municipal Imlay Township budgets for the fiscal
legally protected status in its employment decisions or the provision of services.
9-2 Keesler and Chief of Police Martin. and the furnishing of vapor products Building located at 817 N. Main St., year April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020 at
Communication from the to minors, and repealing all ordinanc- Almont, Michigan 48003 in order to the Imlay Township Hall, 682 N.
Michigan Association of Municipal es and/or resolutions in conflict there- consider a request for a non-use vari- Fairgrounds Road, Imlay City, MI on
Clerks was read. The Council

with. ance submitted by Georgetown Home Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:30
approved the Consent Agenda with THE VILLAGE OF ALMONT Builder LLC for property detailed in p.m.
corrections; approved the Regular ORDAINS: the legal description below. The property tax millage
Agenda; during public comment DDA
BOARD OF REVIEW Director Schall thanked everyone for SECTION 1. TITLE The variance, if approved,
would allow relief from Section 9.09
rate proposed to be levied
PUBLIC NOTICE their support regarding the DDA; Mr. SECTION 2. PURPOSE AND
of the Almont Village Zoning to support the proposed
Mussey Township March Board of Review will be in session at the Jeremy Yarborough wanted to show
SECTION 3. ENABLING Ordinance for minimum lot width, budget will be a subject of
Mussey Township Hall. 135 N Main, Mussey Twp. Michigan 48014 on the minimum front yard setback, and side this hearing.
following dates: yard setbacks. Copies of the proposed budgets are
Monday, March 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CITY OF Applicant:
Georgetown Home Builders LLC
available for public inspection at the
Imlay Township Hall.

50169 Hayes Rd. The Imlay Township Board will
Appeals will be heard by appointment. Please call 810-395-4915 Shelby Twp., MI 48315 provide necessary reasonable auxilia-
If you are unable to make an appointment for the Board of Review, Property Owner: ry aids and services, such as signers
you may appeal by mail to: Board of Review, P.O. Box 118, Mussey Town-
ship, Michigan 48014. All mail appeals must be at the Township Hall by
2019 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW Georgetown Home Builders LLC for the hearing impaired and audio
50169 Hayes Rd. tapes of printed materials being con-
4:00p.m. March 12, 2019. The March Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 sidered at the meeting, to individuals
Shelby Twp., MI 48315
The tentative ratios and factors are provided by the St. Clair County at 8:00 a.m. for its Organizational Meeting at City Hall, located at 150 N. with disabilities at the meeting with
Property Description:
Equalization Department. The ratios and factors indicate the amount of in- Main St., Imlay City, MI 48444. up to 7 days notice to the Imlay
crease/decrease in the 2019 assessed value of each class of property and are The March Board of Review will hold hearings pertaining to assess- Township Board. Individuals with
as follows: ments on: disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or
Class Ratios Tentative Factors Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. TO THE MASTER DEED services should contact the Imlay
Agricultural 49.32 1.01379 Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. RECORDED IN LIBER 1895, PAGE Township Board by writing or calling
Commercial 45.68 1.09457 682, AS AMENDED, LAPEER the following: Carla Jepsen, Imlay
The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers necessary to compute in-
Industrial 49.73 1.00543 COUNTY RECORDS AND Township Clerk, 682 N. Fairgrounds
dividual state equalized values are as follows:
Residential 44.91 1.11334 DESIGNATED AS LAPEER Road, Imlay City, MI (810) 724-8835.
AGRICULTURAL 57.01% 0.87704
Publish: February 20, 2019 COMMERCIAL 50.08% 0.99840
February 27, 2019 INDUSTRIAL 55.96% 0.89350 OFFICIAL NOTICE
March 06, 2019 8-3 RESIDENTIAL 46.53% 1.07458
PERSONAL PROPERTY 50.00% 1.00000 GOODLAND TOWNSHIP Ron Cischke, Supervisor
For those residents and non-residents that are unavailable for personal
NOTICE appearance to the review board, written appeals will be accepted. Written
Goodland Twp Hall, 2374 N. Van Dyke Rd

appeals should be mailed to: March Board of Review, 150 N. Main St., Im-
lay City, MI 48444, and must be received by the Board of Review at City 2019 Board of Review
Hall by 12:00 p.m. on March 22, 2019. Public Meetings
BOARD OF REVIEW Americans with Disabilities Act: Individuals with disabilities requiring
auxiliary aids or services should contact the City Clerk by writing: City of
March 11 • 9am - 5pm March 13 • 5pm - 9pm
11100 DUNNIGAN ROAD (M-21) Imlay City, 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, Michigan 48444 or by calling
Organizational Meeting
March 5 • 6pm
EMMETT, MI 28022 (810) 724-2135. These meetings are open to all members of the public
under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Estimated Multipliers
MARCH 05, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. (BOR) under MCL 211.29; 1st TUESDAY

Industrial 50.22 0.99562
AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY IN MARCH. Residential 45.42 1.10084
DAY IN MARCH per MCL 211.30.
MARCH 11, 2019 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
MARCH 12, 2019 9:00 A.M. to NOON and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. NOTICE FOR MARCH, 2019
The Board of Review will hold as many meetings as deemed necessary
to hear questions, protests, and to equal the 2019 assessments. All residents
may appeal by mail with a deadline before 4:00 P.M. on March 11th. The
Board of Review entertains appeals made by First Class Mail or by Fax (Fax
810-384-6138) no later than 12:00 P.M. on March 12, 2019. We want to be The Lynn Township March Board of Review will meet at the Lynn
sure all appeals get heard. TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 5:00 PM Township Office, 13995 Yale Road, Yale, Michigan 48097 on the following
For APPOINTMENTS: Please call, mail or fax for your appointment MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 APPEAL HEARING dates and times.
no later than Noon on March 12, 2019. FROM 9 AM TO 3PM The Board of Review will organize and review assessments on Tuesday
Phone Calls: 810 384-8070 Ext. #22 or Fax to 810 384-6138 March 5, 2019. The Board of Review will hear protests from property
Monday 9:00 to Noon – Wednesday 1:00 to 4:00 – Friday 9:00 to Noon WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 APPEAL HEARING owners on Monday March 11th and Thursday March 14th 2019. You may
FROM 3 PM TO 9 PM call for an appointment to protest in person to the March Board of Review
The assessor will forward the L-4035 Form to be completely filled out during the time periods listed below.
by you. Make sure you complete line #1 (estimated true cash value) and line PROTESTS BY MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN
#4 (reason for the appeal) then return to the ASSESSOR, he will then set up MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 March 5th 6:00 p.m. Organizational Meeting
your appointment for your appeal per your request. The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers necessary to compute in-
dividual State equalized values are as follows: March 11th 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
POVERTY & the 100% DISABILITY VETERANS (needs to be done 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
before the Board of Review will hear your appeal.
RATIOS MULTIPLIERS March 14th 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIERS Agricultural 44.03 1.1355 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Agricultural 48.79% 1.02480 Commercial 43.61 1.1465
Commercial 51.97% 0.96209 Industrial 45.48 1.0993 The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers necessary to compute in-
Industrial 68.10% 0.73421 Residential 48.19 1.0375 dividual state equalized values are as follows:
Residential 45.22% 1.10571 Personal 50.00 1.0000
Class Ratio Multiplier
Commercial – Personal 50.00% 1.00000
William Winn, Agricultural 47.38 1.05530
Industrial – Personal 50.00% 1.00000
Secretary, Board of Review Commercial 47.66 1.04910
Utility – Personal 50.00% 1.00000
Publish: February 13,20,27,2019 Industrial 44.71 1.11832
American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice: The Township will provide NOTE: THE TOWNSHIP COMPLIES WITH THE “AMERICAN Residential 41.21 1.21330
the necessary transportation reasonable service to the individual with dis- WITH DISABILITY ACT” AND IF AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES
abilities for the Board of Review Meeting if contacted within (7) days prior Heather Stewart, Assessor
to the Meeting by calling the Township 810-384-8070 Ext. #22 TIES, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICES AT (810) 395-
Michael Butler, Secretary to the Emmett Township Board of Review. February 27, 2019
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Editor’s note: The follow- Rd.) block of Lake George Rd. in
ing is a compilation of activity •Multiple traffic stops Attica Twp. ~ Lorraine Hillman, 94 ~
and reports from area police were made throughout the •road hazard at Burns and Lorraine Hillman, age Rogers, Krista (Tony
departments: day. Corneil roads in Imlay Twp.
February 24 •suspicious circumstances
94, of Imlay City, MI, Peplinski) Boos; great-
IN IMLAY CITY: •02:30-06:00 Parking in the 200 block of Elk Lake died Saturday, February grandchildren: Chloe
February 19 Enforcement (City Wide) Rd. in Attica Twp. 23, 2019 at Ascension-St. Rogers, Jaiden Webster,
•02:30-06:00 Parking •11:09 Road Hazard •trespassing in the 5000 John’s Hospital of Detroit, Gabriella Rogers, Victoria
Enforcement (City Wide) (Newark Rd./S. Blacks block of Lake George Rd. in MI. Lorraine Elizabeth Van Cleave, Lilley Kate
•07:21-07:36 Monitor Corners Rd.) Dryden Twp. Hardenburgh was born Gwyn, Ryann Webster,
Traffic (Middle School) •22:03 Alarm (1000 block •suspicious circumstances March 11, 1924 in Vada Lorraine Gwyn,
•7:37 Private Property Norlin Dr.) in the 3000 block of Jones Rd. Dryden, MI. She was the Caroline Peplinski and
Damage Accident (1000 block •Multiple traffic stops in Arcadia Twp. daughter of the late Greyson Gwyn; and her
Norlin Dr.) were made throughout the •suspicious circumstances Claude and the late Carrie great-great-grandson,
•09:56 Medical Assist day. in the 1000 block of Hayden (Tyack) Hardenburgh. Luke Rogers.
(2100 block S. Almont Ave.) Rd. in Arcadia Twp. Lorraine grew up in Lorraine was preceded
•Multiple Traffic Stops IN LAPEER COUNTY: •property damage traffic Dryden. She was a gradu- in death by her husband,
throughout the day Complaints handled by crash at Brown City and Shaw ate of Dryden High Martin Hillman; her par-
February 20 the Lapeer County Sheriff’s roads in Goodland Twp. School, Class of 1942. VFW Auxiliary, and ents, Claude and Carrie
•02:30-06:00 Parking Department, in addition to February 24 She married Martin John Hardenburgh; a brother,
Enforcement (City Wide) traffic stops: •operating under the Imlay City Eagles. She
•07:22-8:01 Monitor February 19 influence of alcohol in the Hillman on October 13, was the membership De Carol Hardenburgh;
Traffic (High School) •abandoned auto in the 1000 block of Roscoe Rd. in 1945 in Dryden, MI. She chairman for the Lapeer and sisters, Viola
•13:17 Suspicious 4000 block of S. Van Dyke Attica Twp. was preceded in death by County Retired School Hagemeister and Bernice
Circumstance (500 block N. Rd. in Almont Twp. •road hazard at Newark her husband, Martin. He Personnel Group. Lovett.
Cedar St.) February 20 and Blacks Corners roads in died on August 12, 2002. Lorraine enjoyed partici- The funeral services
•14:14 Warrant Pickup •property damage traffic Imlay City Lorraine worked at pating with the Red were held Tuesday,
(100 block Handley St.) crash at Newark and Lake •road hazard at Payne and Pontiac Motors and Hatters, bowling and play- February 26, 2019 at St.
•16:54 Suspicious Pleasant roads in Attica Twp. Lake George roads in Attica Lapeer Metal Products ing cards. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
Circumstance / Possible •property damage traffic Twp. before taking a position as She is survived by 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay
Larceny (1800 block S. Cedar crash at N. Van Dyke and February 25 the Administrative three daughters, Nancy City, MI. Officiating was
St.) Shaw roads in Goodland Twp. •misdemeanor arrest war- Assistant at Imlay City (Robert) Frazzini of the Reverend Alan
•20:30 Assist MSP with •property damage traffic rant in the 600 block of N. Weston Street Elementary Warren, MI, Kathleen Casillas, pastor of St.
Traffic Stop (WB I-69/ crash at Lake Pleasant and Van Dyke Rd. in Imlay Twp. School. She retired after (Robert) Stewart of Port Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Winslow Rd.) Haines roads in Arcadia Twp. •animal complaint in the 25-plus years. Lorraine Huron, MI and Dawn Burial followed in Imlay
•Multiple Traffic Stops February 21 5000 block of Belle River Rd. was a member of St. Township Cemetery,
throughout the day •property damage traffic in Attica Twp.
(James) Moses of Imlay
February 21 crash in the 2000 block of Paul’s Lutheran Church of City, MI; grandchildren, Imlay City.
•02:30-06:00 Parking Graham Rd. in Imlay Twp. IN ALMONT: Imlay City, Imlay City Dominica (Lucian) Van Please be sure to sign
Enforcement (City Wide) •assault and battery on February 19 American Legion Cleave, Gregory (Lacey) our online register book at
•07:30-08:01 Monitor westbound I-69 in Attica Twp. •At 14:27 hours, a Auxiliary, Imlay City Gwyn, Dana (Nelson)
Traffic (Middle School, High •property damage traffic 63-year-old female from
School) crash at Bowman and Rider Clinton Twp. was stopped on
•16:11 Welfare Check roads in Imlay Twp. Main St. near Maple St. relat- ~ Ramona L. Myers, 65 ~
(600 block Cambridge Ln.) •property damage traffic ed to a a “Be on the Lookout”
•18:06 Alarm (500 block crash in the 500 block of report. A caller reported that Ramona L. Myers, age Member.
Morrice Blvd.) Brown City Rd. in Imlay Twp. the suspect vehicle was all 65, of Ludington passed Ramona loved animals,
•23:05 Assist LCSO with •property damage traffic over the road and had almost away Monday, February especially her many dogs
Car/Deer Accident (N. Van crash at Van Dyke and Bowers hit several vehicles. The 18, 2019. She was born over the years. She
Dyke Rd./Bowers Rd.) roads in Imlay Twp. woman motorist was arrested May 5, 1953 in Imlay City enjoyed knitting, crochet-
•Multiple Traffic Stops •road hazard in the 1400 for operating while intoxicat- to Charles and Mary Lou ing, and sewing. She could
throughout the day block of Van Dyke Rd. in ed. Officer Best made the (Stenzel) Brewer. She spin her own wool. She
February 22 Goodland Twp. arrest. graduated from Imlay City was a kind hearted soul
•02:30-06:00 Parking February 22 February 19 High School in 1971. After who always had time to
Enforcement (City Wide) •property damage traffic •At 17:05 hours, a high school Ramona listen and help those in
•08:41 Warrant Pickup crash in the 6000 block of 27-year-old Almont man worked at Suncrest need. She loved being a
(School House Dr./Metcalf Attica Rd. in Imlay Twp. turned himself into the Almont Nursing Home in Lapeer grandma. Ramona married
St.) •property damage traffic Police Department for a fail- for a few years until she Kirk Myers on December
•13:10 Motorist Assist crash at Attica and Mitchell ure to pay on a child support started her career as a 11, 2004 at the Ludington
(W. Fourth St./N. Blacks Lake roads in Attica Twp. warrant. The man was arrest-
Corners Rd.) •peace officer duties in ed and lodged at the Lapeer Social Worker for the State United Methodist Church.
•13:32 Personal Property the 2000 block of Cedar Creek County Jail. Officer Wilson of Michigan. Ramona They spent many happy
Damage Accident (1800 block Rd. in Arcadia Twp. made the arrest. worked for the state for years together.
S. Cedar St.) •abandoned auto in the February 20 over 20 years until her Ramona will be greatly A funeral was held
•16:33 Assist Imlay Fire 4000 block of Curtis Rd. in •At 01:04 hours, a retirement in 2004. After missed by her husband, Saturday, February 23,
Department (400 block W. Attica Twp. 52-year-old Richmond man retiring, Ramona worked Kirk; her son, Tony (Jude) 2019 at Ludington United
First St.) •suspicious circumstances was stopped on Van Dyke Rd. part time for Farm Bureau Wagner of Norfolk, VA; Methodist Church.
•Multiple traffic stops in the 3000 block of Pratt near Hollow Corners Rd. for Insurance in Hart, her stepchildren, Nicole A graveside service
were made throughout the Lane in Attica Twp. having a headlight and tail Ludington, Manistee, and (Tony) Harvey, Kristina was held Monday,
day. •road hazard at Van Dyke light out. The male was Scottville. Myers and Erik (Denise) February 25, 2019 at the
February 23 and Weyer roads in Imlay arrested for operating while Ramona was very Myers; her five grandchil- Imlay Township Cemetery
•00:02 Juvenile Complaint Twp. intoxicated and for driving active in the Ludington dren, Stephanie, Samantha, in Imlay City.
(W. Second St./Dirgo St.) •assist other law enforce- while license suspended. United Methodist Church. Sophia, Gabby and Jacob; Memorial contributions
•02:30-06:00 Parking ment in the 5000 block of Officer Kosinski made the She was a member of the her three great-grandchil- in Ramona’s name may be
Enforcement (City Wide) Belle River Rd. in Attica Twp. arrest. Rug Ladies, the Altar dren, Hailey, RJ and directed to the Ludington
•10:11 Alarm (1700 block •animal complaint in the February 23 United Methodist Church -
S. Cedar St.) 3000 block of Howland Rd. in •At 23:55 hours, a
Guild, secretary for the Ad Amari; her siblings, Jack
•11:30 Citizen Assist (300 Almont Twp. 59-year-old Metamora man Board, and office volun- Brewer, Edith (John) Rug Ladies or Fences for
block E. Third St.) •misdemeanor arrest war- was stopped on Van Dyke Rd. teer. Ramona enjoyed her Walters, Mary (David) Fido.
•11:57 Personal Property rant in the 4000 block of Lum near Ross Rd. for crossing the many mission trips to Workman and William Arrangements have
Damage Accident (600 block Rd. in Attica Twp. centerline several times as Kentucky with the church Brewer; her nephew, been entrusted to Oak
S. Cedar St.) February 23 well as the fog line. The as well. She also volun- Gregory Brewer; her aunt, Grove Funeral Home of
•12:21 Medical Assist •abandoned auto at Imlay man was arrested for teered at Hospitality Inc. Betty Voss; and many Ludington, www.oakgrov-
(300 block E. Third St.) City and Elk Lake roads in operating while intoxicated. and was an Emmaus cousins.
•18:00 Assault and Attica Twp. Officer Kosinski made the
Battery (6900 block Newark •trespassing in the 500 arrest.
~ Ruby Meyer, 94 ~
Berlin Twp. resi- Ruby Meyer, age 94, Ruby is survived by Brandt, Jr. and Luren
dent Ron Parks of Imlay City, MI, recent- her sons, Jack (Charlotte) “Larry” (Elaine) Brandt.
(left) and ly of Lapeer, MI died Meyer of Okemos, MI, The funeral services
Township Saturday, February 23, Terry (Tena) Meyer of will be held 11:30 a.m.,
Supervisor Bill 2019 at Lapeer County North Branch, MI and Wednesday, February 27
Winn review Medical Care Facility. Donald (Jackie) Meyer of at Imlay City Christian
blueprints of Ruby Eleanor Brandt was Portage, MI; sisters, Reformed Church, 395
Capac Rd. project, born January 13, 1925 in Esther Jager Eckel of Cedar St., Imlay City, MI.
along with a few the Hudsonville, MI area. Imlay City, MI and Officiating will be the
dozen other She was the daughter of Shirley (Ron) Gruizenga Reverend Alex Snider,
curious residents. the late Almon and the of Kalamazoo, MI; her pastor of the Imlay City
late Anna (Nykamp) sister-in-law, Kathy Christian Reformed
Brandt. Ruby grew up in Brandt of Imlay City, MI; Church. Burial will fol-
the Imlay City area. She 10 grandchildren; and low in Imlay Township
Photo by Tom Wearing

was a graduate of Imlay many great-grandchildren. Cemetery, Imlay City.

City High School. She Ruby was preceded in The family will be
worked on her family’s death by husband, Ben available for visiting
farm. She married Meyer; parents, Almon hours from 10:30-11:30
Benjamin “Ben” Meyer and Anna Brandt; sisters, a.m. Wednesday, February
on June 19, 1946. She Gladys (Arnie) 27 at Imlay City Christian
Project: Construction to roadway is significant in
that it provides access to
and egress from the Berlin
was predeceased by her
husband, Ben Meyer,
VanderPloeg, Myrtle
“Myke” (Art) Vlieg;
Reformed Church, 395
Cedar St., Imlay City, MI.

start in June on Capac Rd. Township Fire Dept.,

Berlin Township Hall, the
on July 7, 1994. She
was a life-long member
of the Imlay City
brothers, Vernon “Bud”
(Wanda Shantz) Brandt,
Orien “Lindy” (Eleanor)
Please be sure to sign
our online register book
at to
from page 1 road’s shoulder areas will Allenton Post Office and
be widened and partially Christian Reformed Brandt, Robert Brandt, share condolences and
the Township’s senior cen- Church. Almon “Al” (Helena) memories.
project within a specific paved. ter and adjacent park.
time frame. To accommodate that Nelson pointed out
You’ll WE DO: Inserts,

“The contractor will be part of the project, the that there will be times
given a window to com- ditches in many areas will during the project when Labels,

 
plete the work,” he said, need to be moved slightly thru-traffic will not be Flyers, Announcements,
“including limits of how to achieve the required permitted and regular traf- Postcards, Envelopes,

long they can be onsite ditch slopes. fic flow will be diverted Invitations, Carbonless Forms,

completing the work.” Additionally, multiple to alternate north/south & Letterheads
The Capac Road con- cross road culverts will routes.
struction project will need to be replaced during She added, however,
involve crushing the exist- the process. that residents living in the
ing pavement, regrading it Nelson explained that affected areas will still be
and injecting with liquid
asphalt to stabilize the
the construction process
will begin from the south
able to access their drive-
For Our
material. The final step will and move north, with the For further information Prices!
be the application of multi- first phase being the stretch about the Capac Road proj-
ple layers of new asphalt to
the surface.
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among our
state’s best
Hampton, Mullins,
Harper and Dwyer
aim for podium spot
at Detroit’s Ford Field
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

AREA — When the
individual state
wrestling finals take
place this Friday
and Saturday at
Ford Field in
Detroit, there will

Photo by Kevin Kissane

be four competitors Hampton Mullins
hailing from our
Tri-City Area
schools participat-
Imlay City Almont’s Joey Savel scoops up the ball as an Imlay City player closes in to apply pressure during a
advanced three of Blue Water Area Conference battle last week.

Raiders 47, Spartans 40

their grapplers on to
the Division 3 state
finals. Harper Dwyer
In the 135-
pound weight class, Imlay City’s Wesley Hampton
(48-3) starts his tournament stint against Whitehall’s
Jacob Haines (14-12).
The winner of that battle meets the survivor of a
Almont averts upset in BWAC clash with strong finish
bout between Standish Sterling’s Dylan Kolbiaz By Kevin Kissane the way, pulling out a 47-40
(36-5) and Onsted’s Bailey Westley (27-11). Tri-City Times Sports Editor victory.
At 160 pounds, Imlay City’s Hunter Mullins For Almont, Atte
(36-7) squares off versus Ida’s Kalim Low (37-14). TRI-CITY AREA — Vuoristo (17 points, includ-
The victor of that clash faces the survivor of an Almont averted an upset, ing three trifectas) and
encounter between Manistee’s Bryson Jensen (46-1) pulling out a 47-40 win Austin Watt (10) proved the
and Portland’s Kyle Hinds (43-8). against host Imlay City in a toughest players to stop.
In the 285-pound weight class, Imlay City’s Joe Blue Water Area They were backed by
Harper (30-4) begins his tournament run against Conference varsity boys’ Colby Schapman (six
Gladwin’s James Bailey (38-8). basketball battle on points), Cameron Asaro
The winner of that contest meets the survivor of Tuesday, February 19. (five, featuring a trey),
a match between Michigan Center’s Brock Kuhn With the decision, Mike Rinke (four), Gabe
(43-1) and Saginaw Swan Valley’s Rory Garner (24- Almont improves to 13-6 Bourdeau (a triple) and
7). and 10-4. Imlay City falls Brett Wrobel (two).
Almont will be represented by 135-pounder to 9-11 and 5-9. Logan Wilson (16
Mathew Dwyer at the Division 3 state finals. In Tuesday’s battle, points, including a pair of
Dwyer (39-11) goes up against Alma’s Jarrett Almont grabbed a 10-9 trifectas) topped Imlay
Ferman (32-3) first. edge after one quarter was City’s scoring list. The
Photo by Kevin Kissane

The victor of that encounter squares off against done. Spartans also had Lonnie
the survivor of a bout between Dundee’s Tyler The middle two quar- Wolford (eight points, fea-
Swiderski (25-10) and Sanford Meridian’s Nick ters saw both sides hit for turing a pair of treys),
Dodman (41-10). 24 total points, leaving Hunter Medrano (eight),
Almont up 34-33 with 24 Mitch Allen (four) plus
minutes gone. Almont’s Colby Schapman (L) and Imlay City’s Riley Bertram and Parker
Almont then outscored Lonnie Wolford (R) battle for a rebound in BWAC Lewis (two apiece) con-
Imlay City 13-7 the rest of play. nect.

Dryden girls make

Div. 4 state finals
By Kevin Kissane the top-three spots at day’s
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor

They advance to this
DRYDEN — The Friday’s Division 4 state
Dryden girls’ bowling team finals at M-66 Bowl in
claimed a second-place fin- Battle Creek.
ish last Friday at a Division Four other schools com-
Imlay City’s Kayla Louwsma looks over her 4 regional. peted at the regional level.
Photo provided

offensive options versus Yale last Friday. B’s Bowling Center, in Their ranks consisted of
Flint, is where the action New Haven (2,637),

Imlay City turns unfolded.

Burton Bendle (3,270),
Dryden (2,782) and Burton
Memphis (2,449), Burton
Bentley (2,352), Austin
Catholic (2,302) and
Courtney Heike, Joanna Livingston, Alissa
Hurd, Kylie Kuligowski and Faith Kaltz will com-

back Yale, 45-25

Atherton (2,701) held down Genesee (2,089). pete for Dryden at the Division 4 state finals.

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Imlay boys qualify for
IMLAY CITY — Imlay City registered a 45-25
win against visiting Yale in a Blue Water Area
Conference varsity girls’ basketball confrontation
state bowling finals
last Friday night.
With the result, Imlay City goes to 12-6 and 9-3. By Kevin Kissane (3,487) held down the top-
In Friday’s confrontation, Imlay City took a Tri-City Times Sports Editor three spots at day’s end
14-9 advantage after one quarter was over with. They move on to this
The middle two quarters saw Imlay City amass TRI-CITY AREA — Friday’s Division 3 state
21 total points and Yale generate 12. That increased The Imlay City, Capac and finals at Northway Lanes in
their cushion to 35-21 with 24 minutes gone. Almont boys’ bowling Muskegon.
Photo provided

Imlay City then outscored Yale 10-4 the rest of teams registered respective Nine other schools com-
the way, closing out a 45-25 win. finishes of third, seventh peted at the regional level.
Kayla Louwsma (18 points, including a pair of and 10th last Friday at a Algonac (3,448), Richmond
trifectas) led Imlay City that evening. The Spartans The Imlay City boys’ bowling team poses for a Division 3 regional. (3,417), South Lake (3,284),
also had Mary Lengemann (nine points, featuring a photo after earning a trip to states they are back Strikers, in Richmond, Capac (3,279), Marine City
trey), Abigail Thibodeau (eight), Ana Lengemann row coach Dan Campbell and Kennedy Kramek; is where the action unfold- (3,255), Yale (3,215),
(five), Emma Waatti and Kayla Rossen (two each) middle assistant coach Justin VanLith, Adam ed. Almont (3,159) Lakeville
along with Izzy Aune (one) reach the scoring col- VanBuren and Matt Michajlyszyn; and front Caro (3,650), Armada (2,971) and Clintondale
umn. Brett Hall, Colby Neighbors and Dom Kirby. (3,580) and Imlay City (2,640) formed that group.

Boys’ Basketball High School Bowling

VanBuren, Savage qualify for states

By Kevin Kissane 787; and Almont’s Zach 4 individual regional. B’s Bowling Center, in
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Barnes, 62nd; also compet- B’s Bowling Center, in Flint, is where the action
ed at the regional level. Flint, is where the action unfolded.
TRI-CITY AREA — unfolded. Memphis (3,329),
Imlay City’s Adam
VanBuren managed a 1,191
Dryden sends Nathan Brown, 44th,
797; Vincent Angel, 47th,
Burton Bentley (3,275) and
Burton Bendle (3,180)
for second and Capac’s three to 788; Jackson Abromaitis, occupied the top-three

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Adam Savage posted a 52nd, 752; and Cole spots at day’s end.
1,158 en route to a seventh
last Saturday at a Division
state Seidell, 57th, 725; also
competed for Dryden that
They move on to the
Division 4 state finals set
3 individual bowling DRYDEN — Dryden day. for Friday at M-66 Bowl in
regional. will send three of their girl Battle Creek.
Joe Montney, of Capac, brings the ball up the floor
Strikers, in Richmond,
is where the action unfold-
bowlers on to the Division
4 individual state finals this
Mills places Ten other schools com-
peted at the regional level.
versus Brown City in Monday’s district game. ed.
With their showings,
Saturday at M-66 Bowl in
Battle Creek.
in 22nd spot Merritt Academy (3,132),
Burton Atherton (3,008),
Capac opens districts VanBuren and Savage
move on to this Saturday’s
state finals at Northway
They qualified with
top-10 placings last
Saturday at a regional host-
Imlay City’s Anne Mills
rolled an 889 on her way to
Flint Beecher (2,955),
Genesee (2,915), Dryden
(2,881), Austin Catholic
with a 44-32 victory Lanes in Muskegon.
Gavin Earegood, of
ed by B’s Bowling Center
in Flint.
a 22nd last Saturday at a
Division 3 individual bowl-
(2,811), New Haven
(2,776), Clarkston Everest
By Kevin Kissane was over with. Almont, provided the next Courtney Heike, third, ing regional. Collegiate (2,764),
Tri-City Times Sports Editor They then followed it best Tri-City Area showing 967; Alissa Hurd, fourth, Strikers, in Richmond, Potterville (2,761), Flint
up with a 14-7 second quar- at regionals. He rolled a 945; and Faith Kaltz, fifth, is where the action unfold- Hamady (2,649) and
CAPAC — Capac net- ter advantage and 10-5 1,028 for 20th. 930; were the Dryden bowl- ed. Landmark Academy
ted a 44-32 win against third quarter edge, increas- Capac’s Avery Smith ers to advance. Samantha Dominick, (2,558) formed that group.
Brown City in a Division 3 ing their cushion to 35-20 and Almont’s Garret Kylie Kuligowski also of Almont, furnished the
boys’ district basketball
opening round game
with 24 minutes gone.
Brown City then put
Earegood, two-way tie for
26th, 1,003; Capac’s Alec
competed for Dryden at
regionals. She posted a 632
next best performance by a
Tri-City Area bowler on
Almont girls
Monday night.
Marlette High School
together a 12-9 fourth quar-
ter rally, only to drop a
Cetnarowski, 28th, 1,002;
Imlay City’s Kennedy
en route to a 38th. hand. She managed an 829
en route to 34th.
place ninth
is where the action unfold-
44-32 verdict.
Jakob Sawyers (18
Kramek, 32nd, 991; Imlay
City’s Brett Hall, three-way
Watson winds Almont’s Allison
Mitchell, 35th, 823; Imlay
Almont girls’ bowling team
With the decision,
Capac (13-8) advances to
points, including a pair of
trifectas) and Jordan
tie for 36th, 961; Imlay
City’s Matt Michajlyszyn,
up 22nd at City’s Katie Schmitz, 44th,
755; Almont’s Anna
took ninth last Friday at a
Division 3 regional.
Wednesday’s semifinals
where they will square off
Hellmuth (10, featuring a
trey) led Capac with double
41st, 947; Almont’s Grant
McClymouth, 46th; Imlay
regionals Wedemeyer, 46th, 737;
Almont’s Hannah
Strikers, in Richmond,
is where the action unfold-
versus Sandusky. That figure outputs. Joe
matchup lists a 6 p.m. start- Montney and Hank Barker City’s Dominic Kirby, 49th, DRYDEN — Dryden’s Woodcox, 54th, 660; ed.
ing time. (six points apiece) along 868; Capac’s Remy Christopher Watson bowled Almont’s Shea Bornsma, Clintondale (3,218),
In Monday’s game, with Trevor Boers (four) Montney and Jakob a 930 en route to a 22nd 55th, 641; Imlay City’s Caro (3,192) and Armada
Capac opened up an 11-8 also reached the scoring Sawyers, two-way tie for and Jaylen Ledee Rodriguez Bianca Mazetti, 59th, 605; (3,176) occupied the top-
advantage after one quarter column. 52nd, 841; Imlay City’s supplied an 877 for 30th and Almont’s Shelby three spots at day’s end.
Colby Neighbors, 57th, last Saturday at a Division Moler, 60th, 597; also They advance to this
competed that day. Friday’s Division 3 state

Schenkel’s shots lift Dryden Bowling Scores Dryden boys

end up eighth
finals at Northway Lanes
in Muskegon.
Six other schools com-
By Kevin Kissane points each. Holly Meadows 1st Place: Bone Crush
Men’s High Game Nick Cox, 300
peted at the regional level.
Their ranks consisted of
Tri-City Times Sports Editor The middle two quar- Men’s High Series Nick Cox, 804
ters saw Clarkston Everest Monday Night Trio DRYDEN — The Richmond (3,061), Yale
Women’s High Game Rebecca
DRYDEN — Nate Collegiate hit for 25 total 1st Place: Free Agents Dryden boys’ bowling (2,934), Algonac (2,909),
Steenbergh, 185
Schenkel drained a pair of points and Dryden manage Men’s High Game Nick Cox, 266 team obtained an eighth- Marine City (2,885),
Women’s High Series Stephanie Schaefer, 502
clutch free throw attempts 23. That made it 29-27, Men’s High Series Nick Cox, 747
Team High Series Champions
place showing last Friday Warren Regina (2,434) and
with seven seconds remain- Clarkston Everest Team High Series Jocco Contracting, 1823
Sports Bar, 2300
at a Division 4 regional. Almont (2,353).
ing, lifting Dryden to a dra- Collegiate with 24 minutes
matic 42-40 victory over gone. Friday Night Mixed
host Clarkston Everest Dryden then outscored 1st Place: Crazy Ones Holly’s Angels
1st Place: Ritters Critters
Sports Schedule
Collegiate in a Division 4 Clarkston Everest Men’s High Game Jym Peck, 236
boys’ district basketball Women’s High Game Cheryl Hill, 189
Collegiate 15-11 the rest of Men’s High Series Jym Peck, 680
opening round matchup the way, pulling out a 42-40 Women’s High Game Randi Swain, 226 Women’s High Series Terri Ritter, 531 Boys’ Basketball Division 4 districts at
Monday night. win. Women’s High Series Randi Swain, 576 Team High Series Ritters Critters, 2176 Wednesday, February 27 Clarkston Everest
With the result, Dryden Jack Kaplan (22 points, Team High Series Future-in-Laws, 2095 Division 2 districts at Collegiate
(15-6) moves on to including a pair of trifec- Beginners Luck Almont Auburn Christian vs.
Wednesday’s semifinals. tas) proved Dryden’s Tuesday Mens’ Charter League 1st Place: Off Constantly Yale vs. Cros-Lex, 6 p.m. Waterford Our Lady of the
There they will go up toughest player to stop. He 1st Place: Aristo-Cast Men’s High Game John Reusser, 223 Almont vs. Marysville, Lakes, 5:30 p.m.
against Auburn Hills was backed by Schenkel Men’s High Game Brian McClelland, 254 Men’s High Series John Reusser, 632 7:30 p.m. Dryden vs. Oakland
Oakland Christian at 7 p.m. (seven points), Coulter Men’s High Series Matt Hasler, 649 Women’s High Game Mary Brown, 178 Friday, March 1 Christian, 7 p.m.
In Monday’s matchup, Waite (six, featuring a pair Team High Series Aristo-Cast, 2912 Women’s High Series Bobbie Jo Long, 472 Finals- 7 p.m. Friday, March 1
Dryden and Clarkston of treys), Brady Czape Team High Series Professional Wednesday, February 27 Finals- 7 p.m.
Everest College ended the (five, with a triple) and Thursday Night Mixed Amateurs, 1987 Division 2 districts at
initial quarter with four Ronny Hudson (two). Lakeville Girls’ Basketball
Goodrich vs. Brandon, Wednesday, February 27
Sports In Brief
Athlete of the Week
6 p.m. Capac at Deckerville,
Imlay City vs. Lakeville, 6 p.m.
The following youth Almont-61 Armada-53 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28
sports, junior high, ninth Game recap- Almont Friday, March 1 Dryden at Atherton,
grade and junior varsity outscored Armada, 61-53, Finals- 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
recaps are provided to in a Blue Water Area Wednesday, February 27
us by area coaches. If Conference ninth grade Division 3 districts at Wrestling
your team’s results do boys’ basketball game Marlette Friday, March 1 and
not appear here remind last Wednesday. Capac vs. Sandusky, Saturday, March 2
your coach to pass along Dave Goodloe paced 6 p.m. Imlay City’s Wesley
the information by call- Almont with 16 points. Memphis vs. Marlette, Hampton, Hunter Mullins
ing 810-724-2615, He was backed by Logan 7:30 p.m. and Joe Harper plus
e-mailing it to kkissane@ Walton (14 points), Anton Friday, March 1 Almont’s Mathew Dwyer or send Calcaterra and Rich Finals- 7 p.m. compete at the Div. 3 state
it to us via fax at 810- Rockey (seven points Wednesday, February 27 finals, Ford Field, Detroit
724-8552. each), Dominic

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Ljuljdjuraj (six), Haden
Almont Ninth Grade LaCavera (five), Pierce
Dryden senior Dryden senior bowler Boys’ Basketball Matthews (three), Seth
Courtney Heike took
third at a Div. 4 individu-
al bowling regional last
Alissa Hurd placed
fourth at a Div. 4 indi-
vidual regional last
February 20
Almont vs. Armada
VanHoutte (two) and Josh
Fuller (one).
810-724-2615 or
Saturday. Saturday.
For her effort, Heike For her effort, Hurd
shares our Girls’ Athlete
of the Week honor.
shares our Girls’ Athlete
of the Week honor.
Stats and Standings
BOYS’ Vuoristo (A)
Hudson (D)
G R Avg.
G. Abu-Joudeh (A)
Be sure to pick up your t-shirt at the Tri-City Times office. BASKETBALL Czape (D) 17 36 2.1 Kautz (A) 12 84 6.5 LEADERS Liblong (A) 8
Sobek (D) 18 109 6.1 Cline (A) 8
STAT LEADERS Asaro (A) 20 42 2.1
Rossen (IC) 19 107 5.6 MOST WINS Powers (IC) 8
Hampton (IC) 48
TRAVELERS G P Avg. BASKETBALL G S Avg. Harper (IC) 40 Battani (A) 29
Hampton (IC) 28
SELECTIVE Kaplan (D) 17 371 21.8 TEAM STANDINGS Kage (D) 18 85 4.7 Battani (A)
Dempz (A)
39 Harper (IC) 27
THE HARTFORD Boers (C) 18 335 18.6 Louwsma (IC) 18 80 4.4
Frangedakis (C) 38 Thorner (C)_ 26
Watt (A) 20 270 13.5 Blue Water Area Conference Kautz (A) 13 44 3.4
Writing For Many Major Dwyer (A) 38 Sandzik (IC) 26
Hellmuth (C) 18 215 11.9 Team League Overall Johnson (A) 13 35 2.7
Insurance Companies Mullins (IC) 36 Dempz (A) 23
Vuoristo (A) 20 186 9.3 Almont 10-4 13-7 Peyerk (D) 18 39 2.2
Stanton (A) 35 Phillips (IC) 20
• Life Insurance • Automobile • Homeowners • Builder’s Risk • Workers’ Comp Czape (D) 17 133 7.8 Imlay City 5-9 9-11 Revoldt (A) 13 29 2.2
N. Schocke (C) 34 Mullins (IC) 20
• Farm Owners • Motorcycles • Mobile Homes • Fleet Auto • Bonds & RV Schenkel (D) 17 112 6.6 Kruse (A) 33 Dwyer (A) 19
& Boat • Commercial • Travel Trailers • Special Events Greater Thumb Conference ASSISTS Tank (C) 19
G A Avg. Thorner (C) 32
REBOUNDING Capac 8-4 13-8 Tank (C) 32 Kruse (A) 18
Life is an Adventure. Protect it. G R Avg.
Kage (D) 18 77 4.3
Rojas (IC) 31 A. Torres (IC) 16
North Central Thumb League Peyerk (D) 18 48 2.7
649 N. Van Dyke 810-724-0199 • Text 810-395-5748 Boers (C) 18 230 12.8 Phillips (IC) 29 Rojas (IC) 16
Peters (D) 18 35 1.9
Team League Overall Finn (A) 28 Frangedakis (C) 15
Imlay City Vuoristo (A) 20 120 6.0
N. Schocke (C) 15
Dryden 8-4 15-6 A. Torres (IC) 25
Schenkel (D) 17 100 5.9 GIRLS’ L. Jackson (A) 21 Contreras (A) 14

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Schapman (A) 20 114 5.7
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Hoffman (C) 19 Stanton (A)
Finn (A)
Contreras (A) 16
G S Avg. BASKETBALL Guerrero (IC)
Smith (A)
Grant (C)
L. Jackson (A)
Blue Water Area Conference
Bourdeau (A)
17 66 3.9
20 40 2.0
STAT LEADERS Team League Overall
Bastian (C)
Tyson (C)
Kulin (IC)
Tyson (C)
Imlay City 9-3 12-6 Grant (C) 14 Guerrero (IC) 10
594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City, Michigan 48444 G A Avg. G P Avg.
Almont 0-13 4-15 Kulin (IC)
Dyer (A)
Wrestling Team
Peyerk (D) 18 226 12.6
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Bertram (IC) 8 30 3.8 Greater Thumb Conference J. Schocke (C) 12
Boers (C) 18 68 3.7 M. Lengemann (IC) 19 222 11.7 Capac 4-8 4-14 Rosales (C) 11
Bourdeau (A) 20 68 3.4 Louwsma (IC) 18 160 8.9 Shafer (IC) 11 Team League Overall
Hellmuth (C) 18 60 3.3 Johnson (A) 12 94 7.2 North Central Thumb League Eagle (IC) 11 Almont 4-3 20-12
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Barker (C)
18 44 2.4
18 43 2.4
Kautz (A)
Peters (D)
League Overall
10-4 14-4
I. Abu-Joudeh
C. Torres (IC)
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Girls’ Basketball

Almont trounces Capac drops clash

Bentley, 43-7 to North Branch
By Kevin Kissane Almont then outscored By Kevin Kissane good for a 31-14 lead at the
Burton Bentley 14-6 the Tri-City Times Sports Editor halftime break.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
rest of the way, closing out When play resumed,
ALMONT — Almont a 43-7 win. CAPAC — Capac North Branch picked up
earned a 43-7 win against For Almont, Brandi wound up with a 50-31 where it left off. Thanks
Burton Bentley in a non- Kautz led the way with a setback to visiting North to a 12-6 third quarter
league varsity girls’ basket- 12-point performance. The Branch in a non-league edge, the Broncos forged a
ball encounter it hosted on Raiders also had Grace varsity girls’ basketball 43-20 lead with 24 minutes
Tuesday, February 19. Johnson (10 points, includ- encounter last Thursday gone.
With the outcome, ing a pair of trifectas), night. Capac then fought back
Almont goes to 4-14 over- Hannah Revoldt (five), With the outcome, with an 11-7 fourth quarter
all. Hannah Landerschier and Capac drops to 4-14 this advantage, only to drop a
In Tuesday’s encounter, Sarah Hall (four each) season. 50-31 outcome.
Almont bolted out to a 12-1 along with Skylar Stryker, In Thursday’s encoun- Shelby Husovsky (13
advantage after one quarter Olivia Malcolm, Jesse ter, Capac spotted North points, featuring a trey)
was complete and increased Hellebuyck and Lizzy Branch a 15-3 advantage paced Capac that evening.
after one quarter was over The Chiefs also had

Photo by Kevin Kissane

that cushion to 29-1 at the Brandt (two apiece) reach
half. the scoring column. with. McKennah Hopkins (eight
Quarter two would points, with a pair of treys),

Almont drops game to North Branch

By Kevin Kissane In Friday’s encounter, Dryden’s Natalie Poirier (L) battles a North
prove more closely con-
tested. It was there North
Branch netted 16 points
and Capac managed 11,
Aubree Smith (six) plus
Jona Mullin and Natalie
Maday (two each) reach
the scoring column.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Almont grabbed a 9-6 edge Huron foe for a rebound in last week’s game.
after one quarter was com-
Almont varsity girls’ bas-
ketball team now stands at
Quarter two saw North
Branch hit for 12 points
Dryden rolls past
North Huron, 58-18
4-15 overall, including a and Almont manage four,
0-13 Blue Water Area leaving the former up 18-13
Conference standing, fol- at the half.
lowing a 37-22 road loss to When the action DRYDEN — Dryden 51-13 with 24 minutes
league counterpart North resumed, North Branch handed visiting North gone.
Branch last Friday night. padded their cushion some. Huron a 58-18 setback in a Dryden then outscored
Thanks to a 6-2 third quar- North Central Thumb North Huron 7-5 the rest of

Dryden drops ter edge, the Broncos wid-

ened the gap to 24-15 with
24 minutes gone.
League varsity girls’ bas-
ketball contest
Wednesday night.
the way, finishing off a
58-18 victory.
For Dryden, Hannah

a contest North Branch then out-

scored Almont 13-7 the rest
of the way, finishing off a
With the outcome,
Dryden goes to 14-3 and
Peyerk led the way with 11
points. She was backed by
Natalie Poirier (nine

to Kingston
37-22 victory. In Tuesday’s contest, points), Ella Kage, Kylie
For Almont, Hannah Dryden jumped out to a DeVlaminck and Ally
Revoldt (13 points, featur- 15-5 advantage after one Sobek (seven each), Paige

Photo by Kevin Kissane

By Kevin Kissane ing three treys) led the way. quarter was complete and Abromaitis and Lexi Seitz
Tri-City Times Sports Editor She was given assistance in increased their cushion to (six apiece), Jordan Peters
the scoring department by 31-8 at halftime. (four) and Kelli Schenkel
DRYDEN — Dryden Brandi Kautz and Grace When the action (one).
returned from Kingston Johnson (three points resumed, Dryden contin- Dryden also received
with a 55-25 loss in a North each), Hannah Landerschier ued to pull away. Aided by five steals from Kage and North Branch’s Dany Wells drives to the hoop
Central Thumb varsity (two) and Lizzy Brandt a 20-5 third quarter edge, five assists courtesy of as Capac’s Jona Mullin defends in Thursday’s
girls’ basketball matchup (one). the Cardinals went up Peyerk. game.
last Thursday night.
With the result, Dryden
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Boys’ Basketball

Capac outscored
by Harbor Beach
By Kevin Kissane at the half.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor When play resumed,
Harbor Beach struck with a
CAPAC — The Capac 12-9 third quarter edge.
varsity boys’ basketball That increased their cush-
team closed out the regular ion to 44-27 with 24 min-
season portion of their utes gone.
schedule with a 59-39 road Harbor Beach then out-
loss to Greater Thumb scored Capac 15-12 the rest
Conference East rival of the way, closing out a
Harbor Beach last 59-39 win.
Wednesday night. Trevor Boers paced
With the outcome, Capac with 26 points,
Capac now stands at 12-8 including a trifecta. The
and 8-4. Chiefs also had Jordan
In Wednesday’s meet- Hellmuth (nine points, fea-
ing, Capac fell behind turing a trey) plus Brad
15-10 after one quarter was Schaefer and Jakob
complete and trailed 32-18 Sawyers (two each).

Boers sets school

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Nate Schenkel, of Dryden, battles a pair of Deckerville foes for a rebound in NCTL action last week.
rebounding record
By Kevin Kissane together
Tri-City Times Sports Editor an 11-10

Dryden boys rout Deckerville, 57-34 CAPAC — The

Capac varsity boys’ bas-
ketball team fell four
rally, only
to drop a
By Kevin Kissane points short when the 43-39 ver-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor final buzzer sounded, dict.
dropping a 43-39 verdict Trevor Boers
DRYDEN — Dryden routed to visiting Sandusky in a Boers led
visiting Deckerville, 57-34, in a Greater Thumb Capac with 15 points.
North Central Thumb League varsi- Conference East clash on Jordan Hellmuth (10
ty boys’ basketball encounter on Monday, February 18. points, including a trifec-
Monday, February 18. With the outcome, ta), Brendan Falco, Jakob
In Monday’s encounter, Capac slips to 12-7 and Sawyers and Joe
Deckerville took an 11-10 edge after 8-3. Montney (four each) plus
one quarter was over with. In Monday’s clash, Hank Barker (two) sup-
The next two quarters saw Capac spotted Sandusky ported his performance.
Dryden generate 31 total points and an 11-9 edge after one Boers also contribut-
Deckerville produce 13, leaving the quarter was done. ed a team-high 14
former up 41-24 with 24 minutes The next two quarters rebounds to Capac’s
gone. saw Sandusky net 22 cause. That puts his
Dryden then outscored total points and Capac hit career total at 767
Deckerville 16-10 the rest of the for 19, widening their rebounds, surpassing the
way, finishing off a 57-34 victory. lead to 33-28 with 24 previous school record of
Jack Kaplan (30 points, includ- minutes elapsed. 765 set by Chad Lietz
Photo by Kevin Kissane

ing five trifectas) proved Dryden’s Capac then put from 1997-2000.
toughest player to stop. He was
backed by Ronny Hudson (nine
points), Nate Schenkel (five), Kody
Livingston (four, featuring a trey),
Brendan Montague, of Dryden, distributes the basketball in a game Brady Czape (four), Coulter Waite
with Deckerville last week. (a triple) and Rylan Rudd (two).

Dryden drops 44-43 battle at Kingston

By Kevin Kissane boys’ basketball battle last Kingston followed it the clock.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Friday night. up with a 20-15 advan- Jack Kaplan (15) and
With the outcome, tage over the next two Nate Schenkel (12) led
DRYDEN — Dryden Dryden slips to 12-8 and quarters, pushing their Dryden with double digit
gave host Kingston all 8-4. cushion to 30-22. point outputs. They were
it could handle and In Friday’s battle, Dryden then put backed by Ronny Hudson
then some, only to drop Dryden spotted Kingston together a 21-14 and Brady Czape (seven
a narrow 44-43 verdict a 10-7 edge after fourth quarter rally, only points, featuring a trey,
in a North Central one quarter was over to fall 44-43 when the each) along with Coulter
Thumb League varsity with. final second ticked off Waite (two).

Broncos dominate
in Armada, 70-42
By Garrett VanWormer pull further ahead in the
Student writer third. Armada’s defense
NORTH BRANCH — could not stop the Broncos’
Photo by Kevin Kissane

North Branch come out on offense. They continued to

top for their last league lead, going into the fourth
game and Senior Night last up 54-35.
Tuesday, February 19. It The North Branch
was there the Broncos post- defense was strong during
ed 70-42 victory over the final stretch of the Almont’s Cameron Asaro drives to the hoop in
Armada. game. closing out a 70-42 a BWAC game last week.
With the decision, win.

Almont falls to 13-7

North Branch improves to North Branch’s top
13-7 overall and 8-6 in the scorer was Gerrid Rutledge,
BWAC. with 16 points. He was

for the 2019 season

North Branch came out backed by Riley Bugg with
the gates strong. The (15 points), Max
Photo by Garrett VanWormer

Broncos dominated the first Millerschin (eight) and

quarter, netting 20 points Taylor Miller (seven).
and only allowing six points “We have eight seniors By Kevin Kissane resumed, Lutheran North
for their opponent. and every one of them Tri-City Times Sports Editor struck with a 15-7 third
In the second quarter, scored,” North Branch quarter edge. That staked
Armada outscored North Coach Mike Snoblen said. ALMONT — The them to a 34-28 advantage
Branch 14-13. That closi “It was a great last home Almont varsity boys’ bas- at the time.
Evan Schapman brings the ball up the floor for 33-20 heading into half. game for our seniors,” he ketball team will take a Lutheran North then
North Branch in a game this past week. North Branch started to noted. 13-7 overall mark into outscored Almont 14-8 the
postseason play following rest of the way, leaving
a 48-36 setback to visiting with a 48-36 win to their

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non-league counterpart credit.
Lutheran North last Friday Brett Wrobel (nine

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night. points, including a trifecta)
In Friday’s contest, led Almont. The Raiders
Almont and Lutheran North also had Austin Watt (six,

completed the opening featuring a pair of treys),
quarter with nine points Colby Schapman (six),
each. Gabe Bourdeau (five, with
Quarter two saw a triple), Cameron Asaro
Almont net 12 points and and Atte Vuoristo (a trifec-
Lutheran North hit for 10, ta apiece) plus Mike Rinke
giving the former a 21-19 and Rafael Farias (two
lead at the half. each) reach the scoring col-
When the action umn.

Weston hosts Imlay City Eagles

Math, Science and host fundraisers
Engineering Night March 3, March 6 dinners to
benefit pair of local causes
Imlay City’s Weston Elementary By Tom Wearing and under eat for free. The meal will also
School hosted a Math, Science include a 50/50 drawing
IMLAY CITY — and a raffle, with the pro-
and Engineering Night on Friday, Feeling hungry? And are ceeds going to support can-

Photo by Maria Brown

you looking for a good local cer and alzheimer/dementia
Feb. 22. School staff and high charity that could use your patients.
support? Ash Wednesday Special
school volunteers helped students If you answer yes to On Wednesday, March
and their families participate in a Michael Hamel, a second grader,
both questions, mark
Sunday, March 3 from 8:30-
6 (Ash Wednesday) the
Eagles are hosting an “all-
number of hands-on activities. uses shape tiles to form a pattern at
one of the night’s math stations.
11:30 a.m., and Wednesday,
March 6 from 5-7 p.m. on
you-can-eat” Pancake
Supper at the hall from 5-7
your calendars. p.m.
On each of those days, The dinner menu fea-
Kindergartener the Imlay City Fraternal tures plain or blueberry
Jeffery Savard Order of Eagles Auxiliary pancakes, fruit cocktail and
successfully will host community fund- beverages options to include
builds a card- raisers at the Eagles Hall at coffee, juice, milk, tea or
board tower, 170 S. Almont Ave. hot chocolate.
one of many Home Cooked Breakfast Again, the event is open
engineering- On March 3, the Eagles to the public, and proceeds
themed activi- host a “Home Cooked will go toward the Eagles’
ties. Breakfast” to include high school scholarship
scrambled eggs, ham, fried funds.
potatoes, cornbeef hash, The Ash Wedneday
toast and beverages for $7 meal prices are $5 for
for ages 11 through adults. seniors; $7 for children ages
Senior citizens may eat 11 through adults; $5 for
for $5, while children ages children ages 6-10; and free
6-10 are $4, and children 5 for children 5 and under.
Photo by Maria Brown

Howell introduces bill

Emily Giles
to protect homeowners
and her dad,
Chris, work
together to
in tax foreclosure sales
build a multi- TRI-CITY AREA —
level structure State Rep. Gary Howell
out of marsh- (R-North Branch) has
mallows and introduced legislation that
spaghetti. would allow Michigan
Emily is a first homeowners involved in
grader at tax foreclosures to keep
Weston. any excess sale proceeds
which should be rightfully
“Currently, when a tax
foreclosure sale takes
place, the government
keeps all of the money
raised by the sale—rather
than just being reimbursed
Photo by Maria Brown

for the taxes and fees owed State Rep. Gary Howell
to the county,” Howell said. discusses proposed
“Not only does the county bill on House floor.
recover what it is owed, but
it is also allowed to keep ernment is entitled to the
the equity in the home that taxes and fees due, but
should properly go to the nothing more.”
individual who owned the Howell was particular-
home. I find it unfair that ly pleased that it was a
Michigan allows this prac- Lapeer County resident
tice—and the plan I have who brought the issue to
introduced in the him.
Legislature will set things “I have had several
right.” occasions where Lapeer
Howell credits Lapeer County residents have
County attorney John approached me with valid
Lengemann for bringing suggested changes in the
the matter to his attention. law,” Howell said. “This is
“I applaud Rep. Howell an example as to why I
for seeing the need for a make it a point to stay in
change in tax foreclosure touch with my constituents.
law and for addressing the “I appreciate John tak-
matter,” Lengemann said. ing the time to point out
“I have worked in this area this glaring injustice,”
of the law for several years Howell said. “It is grossly
Photo by Maria Brown

and have seen firsthand the unfair that after creating

unfortunate manner in hard-earned equity in a
which homeowners with home, the county would
tax problems have seen keep all of the money from
their hard-earned money go a sale. The homeowner is
Attendees had the chance to learn about the Spartronics high school robotics team. Members to the government rather left entirely out in the
(l-r) Ethan Hancock, Colin Heeke, Collin Brandt, Collin Parkin, John Ciurla and Jacob Dahn than to themselves. It is cold.”
demonstrate how one of their creations work. long overdue that home- House Bill 4219 has
owners receive what is been referred to House
rightfully theirs. The gov- Committee.

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Girls’ Basketball
A fine finish
The North Branch Competitive Cheer Team ends their sea-
son in style as they show off moves they practiced
Broncos take loss to Cros-Lex
throughout the year. The team is led by Head Coach Geena By Alyssa Wichtner
Student writer
North Branch took on
Cros-Lex last Wednesday,
falling by a score of 54-32
It was one of the three
games they played last
In the first quarter the
Broncos scored 14 points.
Although, it was an impres-
sive first quarter for the
Broncos, Cros-Lex scored
20 points taking the lead.
The Broncos kept adding
points to the score, howev-
er, never gained enough
momentum to catch the

Photo by Alyssa Wichtner

The Lady Broncos
went home in defeat, los-
ing the game 54-32,
With the loss, North
Branch slips to 5-11 and Autumn Deshetsky, of North Branch, plays
3-8. defense against Cros-Lex last week.
Reese Ruhlman was
the top North Branch scor- and Hannah Farnsworth Erin Wadley added
er, netting 12 out of their followed, combining for 12 four steals and two assists
32 points. Emily Ludescher total points. to North Branch’s cause.

Competitive Cheer
Photos provided

Capac ends year at regionals

By Kevin Kissane hosted by the DeltaPlex in Memphis (685.34),
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Grand Rapids. The compe- Blissfield (663.86), Capac
tition is scheduled for 2 (661.18) and Webberville
TRI-CITY AREA — p.m. (657.6) formed that group.
The Capac Competitive Eight other schools Haydn Hurley, Katelyn
Cheer team pulled up 11th competed at the regional DeMink, Alaina
last Saturday at a Division level. Addison (733.54 Pawlowski, Christina
4 regional. points), Concord (713.72), Helzer, Ashley Wampfler,
Mason High School is St. Charles (696.04), Cerenity Helzer, Chloe
where the action unfolded. Sterling Heights Parkway Moran and Aria Nealy rep-
Hudson (767.18 Christian (689.05), resented Capac that day.
points), Sanford Meridian
(754.56), Adrian Madison
(749.3) and Michigan
Center (747.7) occupied
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