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Wednesday, May 15, 2019


145th Volume - Issue No. 20 www.tricitytimes-online.com

Board mulls
busing option
Almont Board members
slated to vote on May 20
Lifesaving gift By Tom Wearing
AED donated to twearing@pageone-inc.com
Almont baseball program
...see page 3 ALMONT — The Almont Board of
Education is considering outsourcing its stu-
dent transportation services as a potential cost
saving measure.
Last month, representatives from Dean
Transportation of Lansing proposed a plan
they claim could save the district about
$100,000 in the second year of an arrangement
between the company and Almont Schools.
Schools Finance Administrator Barb Potter
reported that the Almont district is currently
spending about $980,000 per year on bus
transportation costs, but thinks that number

Photo provided
could soon rise to more than $1 million.
According to Patrick Dean, the company’s
vice president, current Almont bus drivers

Market time
would be able to retain their positions at their U.S. Army veteran Andy Wolfe works with horse at ‘Reining in Warriors Ranch’
current pay rates or possibly more. as part of equine assisted therapy toward health and wellness after deploy-
Some current Almont school bus drivers, ment.

‘Reining in Warriors’
Imlay City Farmers who are members of the Almont Education
Market opens May 16, Support Personnel Association (AESPA), have
...see page 9 expressed concern that they will lose retire-
ment benefits and local control should the
Board reach an agreement with Dean.
Potter said Dean Transportation’s proposal
would call for offering current bus drivers con-
tracts at their current pay rate or greater, and Ranch offers equine assisted therapy for area
seniority for those who agree to make the tran-
sition.
veterans, first responders and their families
It is possible, even likely, that some cur- By Catherine Minolli
rent drivers will refuse the offers. cminolli@pageone-inc.com
“The people they hire would earn mini- METAMORA — As the
mally what they are being paid now,” said conflicts rage on in
Potter. “They would receive paid days off and Afghanistan and Iraq, the
numbers of servicemen and
Busing page 8 women affected by those
wars continues to rise.

Hotel Escargot
Dealing with those

Imlay City students prep


Almont bus drivers affects—PTSD, depression,
anxiety, isolation, etc.—isn’t
always easy, and healing
for May 15 performance,
...see page 4 offer concessions isn’t always a linear process.
An area equestrian
Photo provided

Employees express concerns enthusiast hopes to offer


another tool in the box with
about proposed privatization their ‘Reining in Warriors
Ranch,’ a 20-acre horse farm Wolfe learns to train his horse as part of the
aimed at helping veterans— ‘Reining in Warriors’ program.
By Tom Wearing and first responders—heal
twearing@pageone-inc.com through equine assisted ther- enjoy music, yard games, a what I wanted to do,” she
ALMONT — Not everyone is enthralled apy. kids play zone, vendors, says. “Over time, I realized I
with the idea of Almont Schools outsourcing Founded by Sarah tours, pony rides and door wanted to be able to give
its school bus services to Dean Transportation Mauzy, the nonprofit is host- prizes. back with horses, to reach
of Lansing. ing its Grand Opening this An experienced horse out to the community.”
Though school officials claim the district Saturday, May 18 from 10 trainer, Mauzy says it was The original idea, Mauzy
will save as much as $100,000 during the sec- a.m. - 4 p.m. at the ranch her own recovery from a says, was to work with chil-
ond year of a contract with Dean, some are located at 5240 Thomas serious accident that sparked dren. However, that changed
wary of the projection. Road. the idea for Reining In. when a pressing thought rose

Imlay wins invite Others fear that privatizing current school The event includes a “It was a pretty bad to the surface.
bus drivers, all of whom are members of the variety of demonstrations, horse accident, and that “It was put in our hearts
such as grooming, riding and made me step back and
Spartans go 3-0 on Offer page 8 training. Visitors will also decide if (training horses) is Therapy page 8
way to the title,
...see page 19

TRI-CITY Viaduct pathway safety a subject of discussion


TIMES Commissioner Ted Sadler raises
ONLINE topic to commissioners May 7
By Tom Wearing Tim Dudley, who said he
tricitytimes-online.com twearing@pageone-inc.com and family members often
use the existing pathway
IMLAY CITY — City beneath the viaduct.
Commissioner Ted “We’re talking about
FACEBOOK Sadler’s suggestion last
Tuesday, May 7, that the
people walking through
there with speeding vehi-
city build an elevated cles just inches away,” said
walkway beneath the CN
facebook.com Railroad viaduct on M-53
Sadler. “It’s dangerous for
kids walking or peddling
/Tricitytimes/ could face some challeng- their bikes through there.
es. This could be an opportu-
The item was a last- nity for us to make a sig-
minute addition to the nificant improvement.”
The Tri-City Times meeting’s agenda. Commissioner Stu
is printed on Sadler, who provided Davis expressed support
recycled paper fellow commissioners with for the idea. “We can’t
sketches of the proposed ignore this. It’s something
Photo by Tom Wearing

walkway, believes such a we’ve discussed before,”


project could be completed Davis said, referring to an
as soon as this summer, earlier study about the pos-
and at an estimated cost of sibility of installing side-
$30,000. walks beneath the viaduct.
Seated in the audience Narrow pathway underneath the M-53 viaduct was a topic of conversa-
was Imlay City resident Viaduct page 8 tion at the May 7 Imlay City Commission meeting.
Page 2-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 15, 2019

Crash claims life of Sandusky man


By Maria Brown said it’s The man’s van first
mbrown@pageone-inc.com believed side swiped a 2018 Chevy

Photo by Lapeer County Sheirff Office


the three- Cruze driven by a 24-year-
IMLAY TWP. — A vehicle old Imlay City man. That
48-year-old Sandusky accident, collision caused the Cruze
man was killed in an early w h i c h to rotate and come to rest
morning crash Saturday occurred along the east shoulder.
on M-53. The multi-vehi- Gary south of The Imlay City man was
cle accident closed down Franzel Bowers not injured.
the state highway for more Road, was Then, the van contin-
than three hours that morn- caused when a 41-year-old ued north in the south-
ing. Hamtramck man lost bound lane, striking One driver was killed and one was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle
According to the control of his 2005 Toyota Franzel’s vehicle. Parks accident on M-53 early Saturday morning. Police say the driver at fault
Lapeer County Sheriff’s Sienna minivan while said Franzel had braked could be charged once the investigation in complete.
Office, Gary Franzel was northbound on M-53. and moved his 2008
killed when his south- Parks said the man failed Saturn Aura to the shoul- in serious condition,” ties on scene were Imlay jparks@lapeercounty.org.
bound vehicle was struck to navigate the curve, der, attempting to avoid Parks said. City Police and Imlay City ••••
head on just after 5 a.m. went on the gravel shoul- the collision. Investigators don’t Fire and Rescue. According to the vic-
Franzel was pro- der and then overcorrect- “The 41-year-old male believe that alcohol or “This crash remains an tim’s obituary, funeral ser-
nounced deceased at the ed, entering the south- driver and only occupant excessive speed were fac- active investigation by the vices for Franzel will be
scene. bound lane into the path of of the 2005 Toyota tors in the fatal crash. Lapeer County Sheriff’s held in Peck tomorrow,
Det./Sgt. Jason Parks two motorists. was transported to Toxicology reports are Office and will be pre- May 16.
McLaren in Lapeer by still pending. Parks said sented for formal criminal He was employed by
Lapeer County EMS the Lapeer County charge review once com- Messina Trucking in


Ambulance Service with Sheriff’s Traffic Crash plete,” Parks said. Shelby Township and, per
life threatening injuries. Reconstruction Unit will Anyone with informa- a post on the company’s
The driver was later trans- be performing collision tion is requested to contact Facebook page, Franzel
ported to Hurley Medical and speed analyses. Detective Sergeant Jason was on his way to work


Center in Flint and listed Assisting sheriff depu- Parks at 810-656-1015 or when the crash occurred.

Imlay City woman


EXCITING . . . wins writing award
TRI-CITY AREA — recently took first place in

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Imlay City’s Jacqueline the Anna Bradley Short
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Mott Community College, “Illuminate.”
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16 students presented with
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A lifesaving gift
for youth baseball
Lapeer County EMS, Almont Firefighters donate AED
By Tom Wearing Youth Baseball importance of timely
twearing@pageone-inc.com Association (AYBA). intervention during a car-
On Saturday (May 4) diac-related emergency.
ALMONT — Some morning, in conjunction “LCEMS is making
startling statistics reveal with the AYBA’s “opening life-saving AEDs avail-

Photo by Stu Davis


that sudden cardiac arrest day” ceremonies, repre- able throughout the county
claims the lives of thou- sentatives from both orga- by partnering with agen-
sands of young athletes nizations met at the youth cies like Almont Fire &
every year. league’s baseball fields at Rescue and others to pro-
However, in cases 501 Church Street to pres- vide training, oversight Pictured at the Almont Youth Baseball Association’s baseball fields on
where an automated exter- ent AYBA officials with a and maintenance of the Saturday (May 4) morning were Melissa Garner, Almont Fire & Rescue;
nal defibrillator (AED) is brand-new AED. equipment,” said Adams. Thomas Hoag, Lapeer County EMS; AYBA President Brandon Gable; and
readily available, and in Among those in atten- “By making devices AYBA Field Director, Colin Campbell.
combination with CPR, dance were AYBA and training like this avail-
many of those lives could President Brandon Gable, able in high-risk large committed to the children they will create memories Kevin McConnell;
have been saved. AYBA Field Director gathering venues, we hope of our community. Our and skills that will last a Secretary, Nikki Gable;
Well aware of the criti- Colin Campbell, Almont to reduce the time between objective is to instill in lifetime.” Treasurer, Heather Seidell;
cal role an accessible AED Fire & Rescue the event and intervention. them the ideas of good AYBA Board members and Board Trustees: Karen
can play in an emergency, EMS Coordinator Melissa “In a sudden cardiac sportsmanship, honesty, The following individuals Barton, Marla Head, Dan
Lapeer County EMS and Garner and Thomas Hoag event, seconds matter,” loyalty and a sense of serve on the Board of the Swain, Shelby
Almont Fire & Rescue of Lapeer County EMS. Adams concluded.  teamwork. It is our goal Almont Youth Baseball Wojciechowski, Erin
recently partnered to raise LCEMS Director AYBA’s mission that every player be Association. Campbell; and AYBA
funds to purchase one of Russell Adams offered The Almont Youth afforded the opportunity •President, Brandon General Manager, Randy
the units for the Almont some comments about the Baseball Association “is to play and by doing so Gable; Vice president, Wojciechowski.

Jim ‘Basketball’ Jones


inspires with positivity
Almont Middle Schoolers learn “Some students said
they plan to be kind to oth-
benefits of hard work, kindness ers, or to take time to get to
know others better; to keep
By Tom Wearing smiling and keep trying; to
twearing@pageone-inc.com understand it’s okay to be
awkward; and to realize
ALMONT — Jim that everyone is a work in
‘Basketball’ Jones brought progress.”
his positive message to In addition to hearing
students during an hour- Jones inspiring message,
long assembly at Almont students participated in
Middle School Tuesday, basketball competitions,
April 30. ‘Simon Says,’ and a dance
A nationally-known competition that required
motivational speaker and teachers to copy the dance

Photo provided
entertainer, Jones combines moves of students.
his basketball prowess with “It was quite hilari-
humor and sage advice to ous,” said Ferman. “It was
encourage and inspire Jim ‘Basketball’ Jones good to see students and Inspirational speaker Jim ‘Basketball’ Jones teaches Almont Middle
young audiences. entertains students at teachers laughing and School student, Kiera Hartman, how to twirl a basketball during an
Jones was the guest of Almont Middle School. working together.” assembly dedicated to encouraging and inspiring the young students.
the Almont Middle School Ferman said she wrote
Student Council, whose ple may not be able to the grant request in hopes “I think Jim was an great experience.” Since 1996, the LCCF
student advisor/teacher, change the whole world, of scheduling a presenter excellent speaker and did Ferman added that the has awarded more than
Angela Ferman, applied for but they do have the who could motivate the exactly what I was hoping assembly was made possi- $3.7 million in grant fund-
and was awarded a grant to opportunity to change older kids, while sending a he would do,” Ferman con- ble through funding from ing to enhance the quality
fund the program from the somebody else’s world,’” positive message. tinued. “The atmosphere the Lapeer County of life for Lapeer County
Lapeer County Community said Ferman. “So many kids are changed today as kids were Community Foundation’s residents.
Foundation. She added that students struggling at home and in lifting each other up and Youth Advisory Council. “We appreciate the
Ferman said Jones’ were surveyed after the school,” she said. “It’s treating each other with As a matter of note, the community support for the
program was specifically assembly to share what important for them to hear kindness. LCCF manages 62 funds to school,” Ferman said.
geared for middle school- they had learned and been that things will get better “Smiles and laughter provide grants for a wide “Many lives were touched
ers, and encouraged the able to take away from the when they change their filled the gym and hall- range of charitable purpos- because of this presenta-
students to “work hard, experience. mindset and circumstances. ways,” she said. “It was a es in Lapeer County. tion.”
never give up, to make Ferman shared some of “It was a motivational

KIDS 12 & UNDER EAT


good choices and be kind the comments that were assembly with a message
to others.” expressed by the students of applying perseverance
“He also spread the immediately after the pro- and determination when

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Investigation continues
into cocaine deliveries
Flint man allegedly trafficking drugs to Imlay City

with each
By Tom Wearing the Speedway gas station p.m. on Tuesday, May 7.
twearing@pageone-inc.com on M-53 in Imlay City. “Our officer stopped
There, the suspect him for a traffic violation
IMLAY CITY — The

Adult
was placed under arrest and he was found to be in
investigation of a 34-year- and transported to the possession of a small
old Flint man trafficking Lapeer County Jail for amount of crack cocaine,”
crack cocaine into Imlay delivery of cocaine, which said Pike. “He tried to

Lunch/Dinner
City is ongoing. is a felony punishable by hide it in a cup of coffee.”
On May 10, up to 20-years in jail. He said the suspect
Commander Doug Rogers Rogers reported that was detained and released
of the Thumb Narcotics

Entree
Webb was arraigned on pending the issuance of a
Unit (TNU) reported Friday by Lapeer warrant.
that the suspect, Deandrae Magistrate Michael Wise Pike said there was no
D. Webb, had been for possession of crack connection between the

Purchase!
making multiple trips to cocaine and a fourth Imlay City man and the
Imlay City on a daily conviction-habitual suspect in the TNU arrest.
basis. offender. Lt. Rogers noted that
Rogers reported that He is being held in the the TNU investigation is
at around noon on Lapeer County Jail on a ongoing and that anyone
Thursday, May 9, the
suspect inadvertently sold
$15,000 cash bond.
Rogers said TNU offi-
with information is asked
to contact the Thumb HELP WANTED:
a quarter ounce of crack cers were assisted by Narcotics Unit at 810- Servers and Cooks
cocaine for $1,000 to Michigan State Police 358-3029, or the Imlay Apply in store during business hours.
an undercover TNU  troopers and Imlay City City Police Dept. at 810-
detective in a parking Police officers. 724-2345.
lot off Newark Rd. in
Imlay City.
Following the transac-
Another crack arrest
In an unrelated inci-
The Thumb Narcotics
Unit is comprised of IMLAY CITY BB
FAMILY RESTAURANT
dent, Imlay City Police detectives from the
tion, the suspect was Chief Scott Pike reported Michigan State Police,
stopped by Michigan that a 30-year-old Imlay Lapeer County Sheriff’s
State Police troopers as he
drove from Newark Rd. to
City man was pulled over
on M-53 at around 5:45
Department and U.S.
Border Patrol. 1949 S. Cedar & I-69 810-724-3664
Page 4-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 15, 2019

Visit Imlay’s ‘Hotel Escargot’


Imlay high school thespians present play at 7 p.m. on May 15
By Maria Brown drama teacher Stacey Network, and directors,
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Abromaitis. producers, actors, investors
According to Hotel and movie fans from all
IMLAY CITY — See Escargot’s description, the over the world team up for
Imlay City High School play is set on the French one hilariously crazy
thespians on stage tonight, Riviera where an interna- time,” the production com-
May 15, for their produc- tional film festival is about pany states on their web-

Photo by Stacey Abromaitis


tion of Hotel Escargot. to take place. site.
The show starts at 7 “ A hodgepodge of peo- The play was written by
p.m. in the school’s audite- ple come together at the Andrew Ross and produced
ria. elegant Hotel Escargot— by special arrangement
“This time our class wretched hotel owner with Pioneer Drama
chose to keep it light for Wynona Elmsley, her Service, Inc., Denver,
the final production choos- downtrodden staff, a couple Colorado. Tonight’s Hotel Escargot performance boasts a large cast that promises
ing a comedy. Audiences of bumbling jewel thieves Abromaitis said the to deliver some laughs in what will be the final production of the school
will enjoy the lighthearted- hoping to profit from the cast is one of the largest in year.
ness of this play,” said wealthy guests, an inept recent production history
Imlay City High School reporter from the Celebrity and, as a result, generates a shown. The class also pro- hotel guest: Rebecca Sich •Bellhop 2: Ema
lot of activity on stage duced commercials and Prince of Monte Carlo Fenikova
throughout the play. skits for the audience to II: Diego Zepeda Housekeeper 2:
EVERYBODY WELCOME! “I am very proud of the
work that went into making
watch during intermission,
Abromaitis said.
Rhonda Jo Derrick,
Texas: Alexia Bernardi
Carmeta Ferris-Esparcia
•Frederico Ravioli,
Michigan’s Largest Lilac (320 var) and Crabapple this production successful. The cast and crew Kellogg, script writer: director: Daniel Krahn
There are people in roles includes: Paige Ruhlman •Ingmar Lutifisk, direc-
collection (150 var) now coming into full bloom. that they have never been in •Wynona Elmsley, •Ricky Ray, Texas: tor: Aidan Cuthbertson
before- like stage and tech hotel owner: Trinity Cislo Wyatt Luther •Actor 1: Meghan Scott
Enjoy the AMAZING ASSORTMENT booth,” she said. •Understudy: Sara Parker •Inspector Lezard: •Actor 2: Madison
of Flowers, Trees, Shrubs and “Student leaders have •Desk Clerk: Mary Abigail Thibodeau Ward
Wildlife on the trails. really emerged this produc- Evard •Post, works for Potts: •Actor 3: Gracie Klebba
tion. I am grateful and •Understudy: Kyle Ryan Petel •Actor 4: Mariah
See thousands of thankful for their leader- Morocco •Princess of Monte Hammond
“Daffodils” (120 var) ship.” •Daniel Spaniel, report- Carlo II: Mercedes Love •Director: Logan
Potted Admission is $5 for er: Kennedy Kramek •Sir Richard Day Wilson
currently in prolific bloom. Lilacs adults, $3 for students K-12 •Understudy: Logan Wilson Richard, director: Brett •Director: Rebecca
April 1st thru Oct. 31st for Sale and free for senior citizens •Josie, thief: Taylor Hall Sich
and children under 5. Nettles •Bellhop 1: Camielle •Stage Director: Sara
Open usually Friday-Tuesday Doors open at 6:30 p.m. •Sarah, thief: Jordan Bull Parker
10 am – 8 pm for the Digital Media Gill •Hotel Chef: Calvin •Tech Director: Kyle
Production presentation. •Nina Kneener, report- Wright Morocco
FREE admission, however Donations are Suggested. That’s when actor video er: Joelle Jones •Clint Eastway: Jacob •Tech (Sound): Maleke
Tours by Appointment (810) 387-2765 biographies, created by the •Flash Potts, producer: Webb Thompson
Sunny Fields is a great place to host Your Special Event! school’s Digital Media Katie Evans •Housekeeper : Angela •Tech (Lights):
Productions class, are •Isabelle Snodgrass, Dervishi Michelle Belbeck

Sunny Fields New 4-H sign language club


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
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Emmett Twp., MI
CELEBRATING OUR 16TH YEAR OF PUBLIC SERVICE!
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AHS girls collaborate to cap off senior year


Ashlynn Fistler, Haley Feys team up to accomplish shared goal fellow senior, Haley Feys,
who is simultaneously
fun because the kids don’t
know exactly what book
raising funds for a new will be in the library at that
By Tom Wearing A trio of judges includ- Madrazo, who was assisted nize and follow through
outdoor library at Orchard time,” she continued.
twearing@pageone-inc.com ed Almont High School by Colton Kruse and with this event,” Ashlynn
Principal Elizabeth Austin Cody. said. “Especially to the Primary School. “I also liked that the the
ALMONT — With Tomhave, High School Also assisting with the seniors who helped out Through an arrange- people of the community
her senior year winding Athletic Director Ross program were high school backstage.” ment with Haley, whose were able to help me create
down, Ashlynn Fistler can Gauthier and Almont High staff members Mary Love, While providing an Capstone Project happens something for the kids.
now place a proverbial School teacher, Mike Joyce Burkland and Lisa entertaining forum for her to be the creation of an “It’s almost like a bird-
feather in her senior Finton. Wright. classmates to display their outdoor library; the $200 house,” said Haley, “but
Capstone Project. Serving as talent show “I am thankful to all talents, the show allowed raised from the talent show for books.”
The soon-to-be Almont emcee was Kendra those who helped me orga- Ashlynn to team up with will go toward that project. A Capstone project is a
graduate organized a recent “I wanted to create an multifaceted assignment
schoolwide Talent Show to outdoor library to provide that serves as a culminat-
fulfill the requirements of easier access to books for ing academic and intellec-
her mandatory Capstone kids during the summer,” tual experience for stu-
Project. Haley said. “This project dents.
“I decided to do a tal- lets kids go to a place they Completion of the
ent show because I wanted are already familiar with Capstone project typically
to learn some new skills,” and not too far out of the takes place during the stu-
said Ashlynn. “I also want- way. dent’s final year of high
ed to give students the “The experience is also school.
opportunity to showcase
the skills and talents that
they otherwise would not
have been able to.”
The talent show was
Are you tired of
attended by about 150 peo-
ple and raised more than loose dentures?
$200 to benefit Orchard
Primary School.
High school junior
Chloe Kunz, who sang and
played piano to “Wildest
Dreams,” took home 1st-
place honors; while sopho-
more, Brooke Cynowa,
danced to “The Garden” Photo provided
and finished in 2nd place;
followed by senior Jayme
Hein, who earned 3rd place Pictured above are Almont High School Talent Show participants Jayme
honors for her vocal ren- Hein, (event coordinator) Ashlynn Fistler, Chloe Kunz and Brooke
dering of “Mary’s Song.” Cynowa. The event raised $200 for outdoor library at Orchard Primary.

Imlay City DDA Board seeks to fill one seat


Applications being accepted for a four-year term on board We can help!
By Tom Wearing previously occupied by and run through June 2023. the well-being of Imlay
Call today for a free consultation!
twearing@pageone-inc.com Board member Tracy Natke outlined the cri- City’s downtown district, to
Aldrich. teria required of an Imlay contact her at the DDA
IMLAY CITY — The
Imlay City Downtown
Aldrich, who also serves
as Director of the Ruth
City Downtown
Development Authority
office at the city hall.
For further information Noffert
Dental
Development Association Hughes Memorial District Board member. about applying for the
(DDA) needs to fill a vacant Library, resigned recently “Applicants must be a vacant DDA Board posi-
seat on the DDA Board. because of time constraints. person having an interest in tion, call Natke at 810-724-
DDA Director Lorrelei She said the new Board property located in the the 2135 or email to: lnatke@ 2034 S. ALMONT AVE, IMLAY CITY
810.683.5516
Natke said applications are member’s four-year term downtown district; be offi- imlaycity.org.
being accepted to fill a seat would begin in June 2019 cers, members, trustees,
principals or employees of
Lunch & Learn for veterans a legal entity having an
interest in property in the
IMLAY CITY — Veterans are invited to a ‘Lunch downtown district; or be a
& Learn Workshop’ at the Imlay City VFW Hall on resident of the downtown
Thurs., May 16 from noon-2 p.m. Topics covered will district,” Natke says.
include VA healthcare and managing pain that impairs The DDA Board meets
quality of life. A special guest speaker from the on the second Tuesday of
Saginaw VA Medical Center will be on hand to present every month at the Imlay
information. The event is free, however, space is lim- City Offices, starting at
ited to first-come, first-served. Lunch is included. 5:35 p.m.
Reserve a spot today by calling 810-667-0256. The Natke encourages any-
Imlay City VFW Hall is located at 598 Almont Ave. one who meets the criteria
(behind the offices of Tri-City Times.) and has a keen interest in

Almont Robotics Students


Thank 2018-2019 Sponsors!
The students of Almont’s “Shock and Awe-sum” Team #4961 wish to express their sincere
gratitude for the unwavering support of their parents, mentors, coaches, and community as
May 15th - 31st
well as the many businesses who provided sponsorship and donations to help make the 2018-
2019 season a rewarding experience! Our team is blessed to have such a dedicated group
of volunteers who recognize FIRST Robotics as a unique opportunity for students to learn
leadership, teamwork, and life skills essential to their success in college and future careers.
The 2018-2019 Destination Deep Space game was very challenging! Throughout the
6-week build season and in competition, students learned perseverance, teamwork and
troubleshooting strategies that enabled them to earn positions in the quarter finals for both
district competitions as well as the runner up Safety Award recipient at the West Bloomfield
competition and the 1st place Spirit Award at Forest Hills.
FIRST Robotics would not be an option for Almont students without the generous
sponsor- ships, grants, donations, and support of our community. We are grateful for the
many donations including tools, materials, equipment, machining, and program funding. A
great deal of recognition and appreciation go to our Coaches David Staley and Mandy Ott,
our talented mentors, and the parents who willingly donated their time and effort for our
students.

Team 4961 wishes to graciously thank the


following 2018-2019 season sponsors:
• Lapeer County Community Foundation • Lapeer Optimist Club
• Four County Community Foundation • Metro Bolt & Fastener
• D & N Gage • Modus Via Communication
• Advanced Resourcing Sales • State of Michigan
• Ford Motor Company • Elektrobit Automotive America
• Pollington Machine Tool Inc. • Prototech Laser, Inc.
• FCA • RLM Industries, Inc.
• Tri-County Bank • RCO Aerospace Products, LLC
• Lakestone Bank & Trust • Triton Tools Co.
• State Wide Real Estate • L&L Products
• Almont Community Schools • Almont Lion’s Club

Thank you to all of you for another


“Awe-sum” and successful year!
Page 6-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 15, 2019

Pickles and Carnival Rides


Imlay City’s own Vlasic pickle plant presented loads of family fun and games
during its second ‘Vlasic Community Fest’ at the Eastern Michigan State
Fairgrounds over the weekend. The four-day event featured a full midway with
rides and games, food and beverages and of course, pickle eating contests.

Photo by Mike Mercier


Jacob Filer, 6, shows some love to a jar of
Vlasic Pickles in preparation for the Pickle
Eating Contest on Saturday.

Photo by Mike Mercier


Julia Grayvold of Imlay
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10-month-old Henry Cline checks out the Vlasic Stork as his dad Austin the Vlasic Community
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Malcomb, Steinbach
return to Busker Fest
Pair juggles their schedules to perform in Imlay City
By Tom Wearing Malcomb incorporates his
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comedy, thus increasing
IMLAY CITY— A his show’s appeal to both
pair of nationally-known children and adults.
jugglers will be among Tony Steinbach’s
the entertainers scheduled entertainment background
to appear at this year’s includes seven years of
Michigan Busker Fest theater and five years of
in Imlay City on June comedy writing.
14-15. And when it comes to
Having participated in juggling various objects,
last year’s 1st Annual Steinbach can pretty much

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Malcolm and Tony A typical Steinbach
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sign on for the 2019 event. gling not only traditional- Busker Fest in Imlay City.
Sam Malcomb, who ly used balls, plates and
has spent years perfecting clubs, but knives, battle Specific show times
his craft, is regarded by Tony Steinbach will axes and rubber ducks. and locations for
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More projects in works in Almont


By Benjamin Stalker in the amount of $38,500 requested council mem- of heated discussion After the appointment Village’s Accounts Payable
tct@pageone-inc.com by T.G. Priehs. bers approve the appoint- between Schneider and was made Steven C. Clerk for 17 and half
•Relining of sanitary ment of Lisa Kniesteadt, Schall Councilman Tim Schneider noted that he years, Cindee Cimaroli has
ALMONT — Again sewers on North Street and owner of Mandy J. Florist, Dyke suggested that the had nothing against Ms. decided to retire this year.
this month the Almont Johnson Street between and Erin Lane, a DDA dis- Council accept the appoin- Lane, Ms. Kniesteadt or Cimaroli is continuing
Village Council continues School Street and trict resident to fill vacan- tees and have a workshop Schall adding that his vote to work and keeping the
to approve projects to Washington Street in the cies on the DDA Board. with all the committees to was based solely on the office staffed while train-
improve local infrastruc- amount of $32,592 by Councilman Steven C. make sure that they under- fact that rules regarding ing her successor, Pam
ture. Corby Energy Services. Schneider questioned stand the procedures with the application process Pardo.
Approved during the The Village Council Schall about new applica- the new application pro- were not followed. The Village Council
Tuesday, May 7 meeting, also approved the purchase tions for the two DDA cess. Lane’s appointment unanimously passed a
projects and related costs of a backup pump for the appointees that were not The Village Council in will expire March 31, 2022 request to cash out Ms.
are as follows: Lift Station on E. St. Clair. turned into the Village a 6-1 vote approved the and Kniesteadt’s appoint- Cimaroli’s unused sick
•Asphalt patch repair The pump was bought Clerk. appointments as recom- ment will expire March 31, time and vacation time.
work on E. St. Clair, Water from Michigan distributor Schall said she was mended by Schall. Steven 2021. “We are definitely
Street, and Stone Street in Kennedy Industries for under the impression that C. Schneider cast the lone Cimaroli to retire going to miss her,” said
the amount of $5,500 by $18,932. the applications were not ‘nay’ vote. After serving as the councilman Gary Peltier.
T.G. Priehs. DDA Appointments needed by the Council in
•Asphalt pulverization
and installation of 4 inches
of asphalt on North Street
D o w n t o w n
Development Authority
Director Kim Schall
order to make the appoint-
ment.
After a few moments Blakes seeks to sell
wine, hard cider at
location in Almont
Almont Twp. gives nod to orchard that purpose until next
year.
applying for license with the state Further down the road,
Blake said he envisions the
By Maria Brown they make at their Armada Almont facility having an
mbrown@pageone-inc.com facility. Andrew Blake, event space and possibly,
who founded Blake’s Hard serving as a barrel aging
ALMONT TWP. — Cider in 2013, told the location.
The township board has board he hopes to return in Currently, the Almont
given their blessing for a year’s time with plans to facility features a green-
Blake Farms to pursue a “repurpose” their Almont house, outdoor nursery, gift
license from the state to facility on M-53 with a shop and bakery.
Photo by Tom Wearing

sell their hard cider prod- potential tasting room con- Obtaining the town-
ucts at their Almont Home cept. ship’s blessing is just the
and Garden Center. As the name implies, first step in the company’s
The off premises tast- the license allows for the license application. It must
ing room license would creation of a “tasting room” now go before state and
School buses ready for the road in Almont lot. The school board is con- allow the company to sell but Blake said they won’t federal agencies for their
sidering privatizing busing service in an effort to save money. the alcoholic beverages have a dedicated area for approval.

Busing: Almont Board mulls options


from page 1 Michigan has to verify spe-
cial education expenses,”
new ones on a yearly basis.
“They would also pro-
Offer: Employees express concerns
be eligible for the compa- said Dr. Kalmar, “these vide us an on-site mechanic from page 1 expressing their displea- thinks that nearly half of
ny’s 401(k) plan and an payments are usually a fis- and be responsible for Almont Education Support sure with outsourcing bus- current drivers will opt to
80/20 health insurance cal year behind the time the 100% of all repairs,” she Personnel Association ing services. leave under the terms of
through Priority Health.” ISD (Intermediate School said. (AESPA), will lose at least She said public aware- the proposed contract with
Schools Supt. Dr. District) and the state have Fiscal responsibility a portion of their pension ness about the issue is Dean.
William Kalmar added that completed their process. Potter opined that it is benefits. growing, but fears it may She said current bus
the school district’s AESPA “Since some of the the responsibility of the Moreover, current not be in time to change drivers are willing to offer
union would continue to Dean savings is associated school district to investi- Almont bus drivers point the minds of school board significant concessions,
exist after the transition, with this process, we would gate potential benefits and out they are already invest- members who will vote on including wage reductions,
though bus drivers would see the increase in state rev- cost savings through out- ed in the community and the matter on Monday, consolidating bus runs for
no longer be members. enue in the second year.” sourcing of services. know the children they May 20. greater efficiency, and by
1-year delay in savings The Almont school dis- “It’s important that we drive to and from school “A lot of parents seem absorbing the routes of two
Potter noted that the trict currently leases 18 do our due diligence to every day—and their fami- to be pretty upset about retiring drivers.
anticipated cost savings school buses, including two ensure we are being fiscally lies. this,” said Mulligan. “To my knowledge, no
would not be immediately that transport special edu- responsible,” Potter said. Speaking on behalf of “Many didn’t know any- other person or department
realized because it would cation students, from the “We’ve been looking for the bus drivers, AESPA thing about this until in the district has offered
take a year for the district to Holland Bus Company. ways to bring down costs, President Jodi Mulligan, a recently and feel the board to relinquish any personal
receive its Special The existing two-year so we put our feelers out bus driver for 19 years, is is trying to slide this wage or work benefits,”
Education (transportation) lease agreement with and Dean (Transportation) adamant in her opposition through,” she said. A lot of Klos said. “We are willing
reimbursement from the Holland expires June 30, responded. to outsourcing. them are starting to ask to do this for the sake of
state. 2020, which would provide “Right now, this is still As a resident of the questions, but it might be the children.
“It’s complicated,” she an opportunity for the a proposal to be reviewed, Almont district and a too late.” “The district is looking
said, “but the potential ben- school district and Dean considered and voted on by mother of three children, While she expects to save some $100,000,
efit to the district is that we Transportation to reach a the school board,” she said. Mulligan said she and some current drivers to which is less than 1% of
would increase our ability mutually beneficial agree- May 20 vote on tap other existing drivers have sign on with Dean, the school district’s annual
to claim additional special ment. Kalmar said the school a unique familiarity with Mulligan said she will not budget,” Klos continued.
education revenue and Potter said Dean is board’s finance committee their young passengers. be among them. “What our proposal saves
expenses.” offering the district a lease met on May 13 to further “These kids see our “I think highly of is likely considerably more
Kalmar further arrangement that would discuss the matter. faces and they know us,” myself and place a high than half of what they are
explained the delay in the provide buses of varying He expects that the full said Mulligan. “We know value on what I do,” she looking for.
cost-savings process. ages, while replacing two Board will vote on Dean’s the kids and we all look said. “I will definitely not “It also keeps the same
“Because the State of or three older buses with proposal Monday, May 20. out for one another. I do work for a third-party com- driver looking after and
not see that holding true pany.” protecting the greatest

Viaduct: Safety subject of discussion with Dean.”


Mulligan said growing
Concessions offered
Veteran Almont school
asset we have in our dis-
trict,” she said. “The chil-
numbers of parents are bus driver Karen Klos dren.”
from page 1 and costly than initially sought and received sup-
Mayor Joi Kempf sug- perceived. port for a $10,000 line
gested that an immediate
remedy for the safety con-
“This would not be as
simple as it appears,” said
item addition to the city’s
2019-2020 budget for an
Therapy: Veterans, first responders
cerns would be to close the Youatt, who wondered how equipment fund for the from page 1 band Brian are working on
pathway to pedestrians and Sadler arrived at the Imlay City Fire that our place was to work “The horse breeding a herd so partici-
bicyclists. $30,000 figure. Department. with veterans and first pants will have an opportu-
“We should have our “The reality is that In a departure from responders,” she says. works like a nity to work with the off-
police and DPW take a MDOT (Michigan Dept. of protocol, commissioners “These men and women mirror. What spring from birth on up to
look at it to see what we Transportation) controls voted 5-2 in favor of that are coming back really three years old.
the right-of-way there and Davis’s motion during the need a safe, quiet, relax- the horse is “Again, they work with
the Lapeer County Road Manager’s Report, which ing-type atmosphere. portraying them if they want to, it’s
“The city Commission and
(Canadian National) rail-
is typically the last item on
the commission’s agenda.
That’s what our ranch pro-
vides. they can see
not mandatory,” she says.
They’re also working
does not road also have jurisdic-
tion,” Youatt said.
Voting ‘no’ on the
motion were Mayor Kempf
Mauzy says equine
therapy works because
through their on a volunteer peer-to-peer
program with the goal of
own eyes...”
have a lot “The city does not
have a lot of jurisdiction
and Commissioner Kelly
Villanueva, who opined
horses are “nonjudgmen-
tal.”
pairing participants who’ve
completed the program
-Sarah Mauzy
of jurisdiction at that location,” he contin-
ued. “We have worked col-
that adding another budget
item to the city’s proposed
“Participants tend to be
a little self-conscious and
with newcomers as their
mentors.
laboratively with these 2019-2020 budget was ill- critical of themselves, and great,” she says. “They connect so much
at that entities in the past, but it’s timed. the horse is not,” she says. Each participant is better vet-to-vet,” Mauzy
up to them what happens “I think that should “The horse works like a paired with a horse. They says.
location.” there.”
At the request of
wait until next year’s bud-
get,” said Villanueva.
mirror. What the horse is
portraying they can see
learn about behavior,
grooming, and riding, and
Reining In also serves
the immediate families of
--Tom Youatt Sadler and city commis-
sioners, Youatt said he
It was an opinion
shared by the city manager.
through their own eyes,
and see where their weak-
can to as little or as much
as they want.
veterans. One of the the
three currently involved in
City Manager planned to contact MDOT
Operations Manager Keith
“I don’t think we
should just throw out a
nesses and strengths are,
and where they need to
For those who don’t
wish to ride, other pro-
the program brings his son
along.
Brown for input and to dis- number,” Youatt said. work.” grams include hands-on All are welcome to
cuss the logistics, associat- “This is something that Prior experience with ranch experience. Feeding, Saturday’s Grand Opening;
can do,” said Kempf. ed costs and protocol for needs to be discussed and horses or related skills healthcare, maintenance there is no charge to
“Maybe the best thing moving forward with the studied. It’s going to aren’t necessary, Mauzy and other related tasks are attend. The 20-acre
would be to close down the project. require an adjustment to says, as the Reining In pro- open to exploration for Reining In Warriors ranch
pathway for public access.” Fire dept. line item the budget.” grams are entry level and participants. is located at 5420 Thomas
City Manager Tom In another matter not The city commission is hands-on. Currently, Reining In Road, off of M-24 between
Youatt said constructing an on the city’s original or currently in the final stages “We teach from ground has seven horses available Brocker and Brauer roads.
elevated walkway would amended May 7 agenda, of approving a new fiscal up, and if (participants) for the year-round pro- For more information call
likely be more complicated Commissioner Davis year budget for 2019-2020. come with experience, gram. Mauzy and her hus- 810-627-1938.
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Farmers Market opens on May 16 in Imlay City


By Tom Wearing Market on Thursday and meet
twearing@pageone-inc.com Imlay City’s new DDA
Director, Lorrelei Natke.
IMLAY CITY — New She adds that newsletters
Imlay City Farmers Market will be available at the Market
Manager, Katrina Morrow, is on the first Thursday of each
lobbying Mother Nature for month. “On every sec-
some perfect weather on ond Thursday, we will be fea-
Thursday, May 16. turing artisans and crafters,”
Morrow reminds that said Morrow. “And every third
tomorrow is “Opening Day” Thursday in June, July and
for the 2019 Market at the August will be ‘Kids Day’ at
northeast corner of Third and the market.”
Main streets in downtown Market vendors wanted
Imlay City. Morrow said more vendors
The Market’s new hours of are needed to fill available
operations are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. spaces at the Market site.
every Thursday through the Vendor prices are very
end of October. affordable with daily rates of
Coordinated by the Imlay $10 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot
City Downtown Development space.
Authority (DDA), the Farmers After individual rental fees
Market traditionally features a rise to $120, the daily rental fee

Facebook photo
variety of vendors, selling fresh is reduced to just $5 per day.
produce, antiques, craft items, Interested vendors should
jewelry, syrups and much email to Morrow at: ddapro-
more. motions@imlaycity.org Or
Morrow encourages resi- leave a message at the Imlay The Imlay City Farmers Market opens tomorrow (Thurs., May 16) at the corner of Third and
dents and visitors to stop by the City Hall at 810-724-2135. Main streets downtown.

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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...


Beware of Reasons against outsourcing busing
‘Grandparents Scam’ For multiple reasons, I
am absolutely opposed to
health care and retirement
benefits. Driving bus is a
the drivers will have to
buy their own insurance.
Lastly, it is long past
the time for the Board of

Y et another scam targeting senior citizens is


making the rounds. Attorney General Dana
Nessel and AARP Michigan President Paula
the Almont School system
privatizing their bus ser-
vice.
stressful job that has odd
hours and one of the prime
inducements to take the
If the drivers cannot afford
their insurance, by law,
we the public will pay for
Education and the public
to take back control of our
schools from the state
Cunningham are urging Michigan grandparents to First, if the bus service job is the benefits. a portion of their insur- government. The problem
avoid a scam that bilked a Zeeland couple out of is privatized, when a child Without the benefits as ance. The intent of the with our schools is a seven
$16,000. Known as the ‘Grandparents Scam,’ the gets on the bus he or she part of the driver’s com- Affordable Care Act was letter word. That word is
scheme involves con artists posing as a grandchild will be greeted by a per- pensation, it is likely that to encourage businesses not teacher. It isn’t stu-
or other relative in distress. son whose loyalty is to the drivers will be leaving and organizations to dent. It isn’t parents. It is
A Zeeland couple was talked into sending cash their employer and not the to take better jobs, which include health insurance LANSING!!!
via FedEx and obtaining multiple Home Depot gift child and the school sys- will result in an extremely as a basic part of their Since the change in
cards to later share the numbers via phone. Zeeland tem. high turnover rate. This c o m p e n s a t i o n . the method of financing
Police detailed that despite the concern expressed Second, I have read also could be considered a Government organiza- schools was made in the
by employees at both locations, the scammer had that the district would safety issue because of tions should promote the early 1990s, there has not
already manipulated the grandparents enough to save about 10% but that inexperienced drivers. creation of fair and ade- been a mechanism to
ensure they’d follow through with the demands. the bus driver’s wages Third, the Affordable quate compensation pack- insure that the money
Nessel offers the following steps on how to would still be the “same Care Act requires that the ages. What are we teach- allocated to education is
verify, spot and stop a scam: or higher.” The only way drivers have health insur- ing our children when sufficient to do the job.
•Double check. Attempt to reach the loved one that can occur is for the ance. If it is not provided we don’t do the right —James R. Wade Sr.
and/or confirm the status or whereabouts with other drivers to lose both their by the school district, then thing? Dryden
family members.
•Spot the red flags. If the caller is frantic on the
phone and demands funds be wire transferred, sent
in cash, or via gift cards—it’s probably fraud.
Setbacks stop extra income from wind
Additionally, the caller may have just enough per- Would you take a job wind turbine project and to When adjusted for infla- One final fact I would
sonal information to persuade and will likely instruct that you would have to take be given an income to sup- tion, farm equity and assets like to mention. Farmers
you not to tell anyone. another job to make a liv- port their farm. If proper are expected to decline this tend to be one of the longer
•Slow down. Although you will be pressured to ing? Yet, this is what many zoning is given, these farm- year. Yet, farm debt is term residents of a commu-
do so, do not act right away. During the call, do not farmers do. They do this to ers are given a chance of expected to grow by 9% nity. Those who object to
assist scammers in owning the identity of your provide food for the nation providing food for us. If this year. According to the wind turbines tend to be
loved one by guessing the name. Force them to tell and you. I think farmers not... Commerce Department, the much shorter term residents
you who they are. deserve our respect and to The following facts are personal income of farmers of a community. I believe
•Never provide personal identifying information be given a break. from the USDA: Slightly in the first quarter of 2019 that we need to support the
to an incoming caller. Never provide your bank Right now the setbacks more than half the farms in has declined by the biggest farmers who have given so
account, credit card information, or social security given by the planning com- the USA have had negative amount in three years. much to put food in our
number to someone who calls you. Hang up and call mission in North Branch farm income and therefore According to NIOSH, mouths.
the company or individual back on a phone number would eliminate 16 farmers depend on off farm income farming is one of the most —Mike Buza
you know to be correct to verify. from participating in the to support their well-being. hazardous occupations. North Branch
In addition to contacting local law enforcement
officials and the Michigan Attorney General’s
office, residents can visit the AARP Fraud Watch
Network to help avoid being victims of fraud and Join the hunt for the
state’s largest trees
scams. Find prevention tips and information about
scams happening at aarp.org/fraud.
If you believe you or someone you know has
been a victim of a grandparent scam, you can file a ReLeaf Michigan, a in the state and for potential
consumer complaint with the Michigan Attorney non-profit tree planting and state champion trees. To
General’s office at mi.gov/agcomplaints. education organization, is enter your big tree, visit
celebrating Michigan trees www.bigtreehunt.com for
with its 14th Michigan Big an online entry form or for

Pain management Tree Hunt Contest. This


free contest runs now
information on where to
find a paper entry form.

workshop for vets


through September 3, 2019 ReLeaf Michigan start-
and is open to participants ed the Michigan Big Tree
of all ages. Hunt in 1993 to celebrate
Neuropathy caused by factor in pain management Join Michiganders our state’s beauty and gath-
diabetes. Knee and back has been the use of opioids across all 83 counties to er information about
injuries. Polytrauma inju- such as hydrocodone, hunt for the largest trees in Michigan’s biggest trees.
ries. These and other issues codeine, morphine and the state. Big trees can be Contest entries provide
cause many veterans to live many others. found anywhere: a back- potential state champion
in pain. Veterans are especially yard, a local park, or a hik- trees to Michigan’s Big
Some experience acute susceptible to pain as a ing trail. When the contest Tree Registry as well as the
pain. Others chronic pain result of combat related closes certificates and priz- National Register of Big
es will be awarded for the Trees. Since Michigan
Photo provided

that seems never-ending. injuries and trauma suf-


Across the nation, the fered during training and largest tree submitted from champion trees die or may
VA healthcare system, other exercises. each Michigan County, the be removed, contest entries
including the Saginaw VA The LCVA in partner- largest tree found by a are a wonderful opportuni-
Medical Center, is address- ship with the Saginaw VA youth hunter (15 and ty for all age groups to help ‘Tree huggers’ participate in last year’s ReLeaf
ing the issue of pain man- younger) and adult hunter track these vital, historical, Michigan Big Tree Hunt Contest. The contest
agement. One mitigating Letters page 14 (16 and older), the largest living landmarks. runs through Sept. 3, 2019.
Eastern White Pine found More contest details

Magic of threes an annual blessing


available online at www. Michigan Department of
bigtreehunt.com. If you Natural Resources—Urban
have a question not and Community Forestry
answered on the website, Program and supported in
email ledwards@ partnership by the Huron-
T he ground is squishy
beneath my faded
black, mud-spattered over-
ty, three times the mystery.
And I am the fortunate
recipient of the plants’ tri-
ReLeafMichigan.org or call
(800) 642-7353.
ReLeaf Michigan’s Big
Clinton Metroparks and
the Michigan Botanical
Club.
sized rubber boots. ple blessing each spring. I Tree Hunt contest is spon- —Sincerely,
Stepping into the leave them untouched by sored by the Arboriculture Lara Edwards
woods over the moss and anything except my eyes, Society of Michigan, Big Tree Hunt
violets that make up my they’re too fragile for any- Consumers Energy Coordinator
so-called yard feels like thing else—and like me— Foundation, the DTE ReLeaf Michigan
Photo by Catherine Minolli

walking across a thick, have long struggled for Energy Foundation, and the Ann Arbor
light green sponge. their place in the woods.
Frogs are singing, liter- It takes a trillium 15
ally, engaged in a whirring
musical
years to grow from seed to
flower, which is why TSC’s Paper Clover
dialogue.
Universal
language
they’re listed as endan-
gered in Michigan and sev-
eral other states. It’s even
Trillium make their peaceful presence known, funds 4-H programs
and are obviously enjoying the cool, wet
I sudden- illegal to pick one here so Hundreds of 4-H youth Clover event fund scholar-
spring.
ly believe they are one of nature’s from across the country ships for numerous state-
I under- gifts that only Mother dy-red flowers—humans ness to all of life, to help will have the opportunity to level 4-H programs, and
stand. Earth herself can possess. have developed a relation- restore the truth that participate in valuable every donation benefits
Like I’m just feeling lucky that ship with trilliums, too. there’s a “one-ness” to hands-on learning experi- youth within the state it
bright Observations in ink... she’s always willing to Native Americans used every living thing. ences as a result of Tractor was collected. Scholarships
neon share. the plant as an antiseptic Trillium flower essence Supply Company’s Paper are used for camps and
lights my Catherine Minolli Trilliums are members and nerve tonic. is believed to help inte- Clover spring fundraiser. leadership experiences
eyes are of the lily family, and plant According to plant- grate your own personal Tractor Supply customers where attendees learn
drawn to the gently undu- their roots in rich, moist watch.sunsite, “the leaves energy with that of the uni- and team members raised everything from animal
lating mound of pure white but well-drained woods. were boiled in lard and verse, to reconnect the cir- $917,954 in only 12 days care and woodworking to
trillium. A flash here. They prefer shady areas, applied to ulcers as a poul- cuit with life and all that during the Paper Clover networking practices and
Another over there. Like but need a little filtered tice, and also used to is. campaign by making civic responsibility.
the mossy earth, the boggy light to thrive. restrict gangrene. The roots Maybe that’s why I donations in-store and Now in its 10th year,
woods are springing to They like the cooler were used to ease fevers feel so awestruck when online across the country. A the Paper Clover campaign
life. temperatures of shade, but and upset stomach.” near them. Their peaceful, biannual program, Paper has raised $13.2 million for
Trillium grow wildly, they’ll grow and often The plant also used to pure white blossoms. Their Clover is in partnership 4-H youth nationwide due
naturally in this little plot spread more vigorously if be called “birthroot” hopeful emergence each with the National 4-H to the commitment and in-
of land that I revere, trea- the forest is somewhat because of its use to ease spring. Their delicate, frag- Council. store participation of
sure even. Each spring I open. childbirth for women. ile beauty that insists on From March 27 to April Tractor Supply customers,
pay homage to their gentle They’re apparently as Though no part of the living in the woods, no 7, Tractor Supply custom- team members and local
emergence—always awed tasty as they are beautiful trillium is considered safe matter how tough it can ers and team members pur- 4-H groups. The second
by their bright blooms to some creatures. Deer for human consumption, sometimes be. chased paper clovers-the 2019 Paper Clover event
and shiny forest green and woodchucks enjoy those who use flower Like angels cloaked in emblem of 4-H-for a dona- will be held this fall, from
leaves. munching on their flowers, essences to help balance white, they greet me each tion during checkout at Oct. 9 -20. For more infor-
The holy trinity of the and can have an extremely their physical, mental, and spring—silently blessing stores nationwide or mation on the program,
woods, the flower’s Latin negative effect on the spiritual health have high me once again with their through purchases made visit www.TractorSupply.
name means “in threes.” plant’s survival. praise for the trillium flow- peaceful purity. online at TractorSupply. com/4H.
Three leaves, three petals, Aside from admiring er essence. Email Catherine at com. —Francie Corcoran
three sepals and three stig- their snow white blooms— It’s used to address cminolli@pageone-inc. Dollars collected dur- Media contact
mas. Three times the beau- or in some cases burgun- feelings of disconnected- com. ing Tractor Supply’s Paper Tractor Supply Company
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Navigating the road to recovery


Editor’s note: We are the ravages of several up in counties all over the every Thursday morning. I I needed. I can’t remember grateful to him, which
pleased to introduce col- addictions, the single most country. meet with a Peer Support going without something I bears mention. This is a
umnist Tim Galbraith to
our pages. Tim is a grate-
fully recovering heroin
destructive of which was to
opioids—specifically, hero-
in. I went on a six-week
Drug courts help par-
ticipants to recover
from substance abuse dis-
Specialist from Community
Mental Health every
Thursday afternoon. I have
wanted. My parents were
the best. My brothers were
pretty great too. The fact is
journey of gratitude. I am
grateful that I was jailed
that afternoon.
addict who is currently bender order, with the goal of two—count ’em two—pro- I went out of my way to I look forward to shar-
participating in Lapeer last fall reducing future criminal bation officers with whom pursue addiction; from the ing my anecdotal experi-
County’s Drug Court. He's that ulti- activity. They serve as an I maintain contact. I am comfy confines of the sub- ence. I also intend to advo-
the proud father of a mately alternative to incarceration, kept busy, and more impor- urbs to the poverty-strick- cate for those struggling
12-year-old son. Born in earned and in so doing have been tantly, accountable. en, dope-ridden streets of with substance abuse disor-
Detroit, and now a resident me a trip found to reduce recidivism Frankly, I need all the our state’s most decrepit der, and for the use of
in Lapeer, he considers all to the rates and lower associated external support and cities. Yet somehow, effective interventions like
of southeastern Michigan
to be his home. He hopes
71st
District
The Idiopathic Truth... costs.
As a participant in drug
accountability that I can
get. My life depends on it.
despite my best efforts, I
am alive and well.
drug court. I welcome
questions from readers and
to help those who are per-
sonally struggling with or
Court
where I
Tim Galbraith court, a fair amount is
asked of me. I must go
One question that I
have been asked many
As for the nitty-gritty
details of how I managed
cannot strongly enough
impress upon them that no
otherwise touched by sub- stood before Judge Barnard once times is: Why? Why did I to get myself into this topic is taboo. I will dis-
stance use disorder before the honorable Judge a week. I am forbidden risk—and often lose—so mess: in early October, cuss anything and every-
through a series of col- Laura Barnard. My from using alcohol and much to get high? It’s a 2018, Lapeer County thing that falls within the
umns meant to inform, edu- appointed attorney helped drugs, and am tested 14 difficult question for me to Sheriff deputies kindly purview of this column. It
cate, and advocate. All are me to catch a break, and I times each month to ensure answer. My middle class took me into custody as a is said in one of the more
welcome to join him for the was referred to something that I don’t. I visit with a upbringing was character- result of my erratic driving popular 12-step groups that
journey. called drug court, a spe- counselor at the Alcohol ized by an abundance of on I-69. I was pulled over honesty is the antidote to

I am a recovering addict
who is on the mend from
cialty court the likes of
which is beginning to pop
Information and
Counseling Center (AICC)
love and security. I never
went without anything that
at the M-24 exit and almost
immediately asked to step
our disease. Whether one
embraces the disease

Raincoat with a sunny disposition


out of my car. I think it model of addiction or
was the crack pipe resting instead views it as a moral
between my legs that failing is irrelevant in this
prompted the deputy to context. I have a modus
arrest me. In so doing, he operandi that I cannot

S everal years ago, while I


walked Target’s aisles in
search of a flip phone, a
fect strangers stopped me
to say, “What a cute coat!”
“Target,” I said.
raincoat reminds me to
trust whatever I need will
find me. So I use what I
eral weeks ago. The
Roseville business is a bak-
ery and home of the Royal
may have saved my life,
and/or the lives of innocent
motorists traveling the
stress enough: I am telling
you the truth.
Email Tim at
patch of yellow on a “You’re kidding!” have. Treat Tea Room. roads beside me. I am tct@pageone-inc.com.
clothes rack caught my eye. Repeatedly, fellow gro- Undeniably, my favor- The place smelled like

Capac council seeks


Spring coats! Just what I cery shoppers pass with ite spring my kitchen when I bake
needed. strong declarations. “I love coat of all mocha pecan scones. Now,
I almost didn’t carry your coat!” for instance. time pos- I admire a person who
my lovely find to the From Washington D.C. to sesses a can bake a good scone.

candidates for vacancy


cashier. As my mother, I Mackinac Island, it’s the cheerful Jennifer blends dough for
don’t like belts on my gar- same tune. “Where did you personali- upwards of twenty varia-
ments, and doggone it—the find that darling coat?” ty. The tions.
waistline sports a cloth belt This popularity borders designer “I really love your coat.
through loops.
Furthermore, I seldom
on embarrassing. At times
I’ve been tempted to untie
created a
floral pat-
Honest Living... It was made just for you,”
Jennifer said.
By Maria Brown ted by May 29 at 3:30 p.m.
They can be mailed or
mbrown@pageone-inc.com
buy new clothing manufac-
tured in Asia. This explains
the belt, unbutton it, and
hand it over to the admirer
tern and
fabric that
Iris Lee Underwood I’d never heard that
comment before. “Thank CAPAC — Candidates
brought to the Capac
Village Office, 131 N.
my thirty-year-old ward- so I may return to my nor- serves you.” I asked if she would for an appointment to the Main St.
robe. I’d rather buy resale. mal, inconspicuous life. many purposes. pose with me for a picture. village council are being In March, Libkie
Yet, the price was right, I Then I consider the dread- It’s just the right “Sure! Why did you sought. announced was stepping
found my size, and the tag ful experience of shopping weight, camouflages tea stop by?” Last month, Paul Libkie down. Some on the council
says “machine wash cold for a replacement. Why and coffee spills, and “I just left the Roseville formally submitted a letter believed he was resigning
with like colors.” Utility submit myself to such tor- machine dries beautifully Library and would like to of resignation. At their May but later Libkie communi-
sealed the deal. ment at risk of not finding with little ironing required. buy your toffee chocolate 6 meeting, the council cated that he was temporar-
The first day I wore my another attractive bargain What woman wouldn’t scones.” opted to post a notice ily stepping aside while
bargain out and about, per- that suits me? My yellow adore such benefits? One question led to accepting letters of interest determining whether he
I’m learning to accept another. I purchased my from residents to fill would come back to the

Meaningful messages
compliments. After all, yel- order and Jennifer bought Libkie’s seat. council. He had served on
low and I go way back to my novel. Letters must be submit- the council since 2012.
the early 1960s on Wagner Dear Reader, I’m glad
Street in Warren. There, for my raincoat with character
W hen my nephew Rob
Grandia married
Shannon Hanks in
lege volleyball scholarship,
and several senior photos
of her in various activities.
one spring and summer, I
wore the daffodil linen
caught my eye. Its sunny
disposition is just what I Academic All-Star
duster my mother sewed need on rainy days.
Riverside, CA, they had all A couple of days later there me for Easter. Oh, and I found a flip
sorts of big plans about the was a letter from Debbie Yellow and I belong phone. It’s all I need to
family they hoped to have. Stabenow’s office together come springtime. communicate when I’m on Robin LeFevere
They had never heard of acknowledging my annual That’s what Jennifer, owner the road.
Tuberous Sclerosis request for her support for
Senior ~ Imlay City High School
of Just Delicious Scones Email Iris at
Complex. They now have continued TSC (and related said when I dropped in sev- irisleeu@sbcglobal.net. • Robin is the daughter of Dawn
three children: Rylee, Jake, conditions) research fund- and Michael LeFevere.
and Luke. All three chil- ing; and saying she was in

Daley votes to lower


• She has a 4.0 GPA.
dren have differing mani- general a strong advocate • Robin participates in National
festations for medical research. Honor Society, Student Council,
of the Then, a few hours ago,

insurance rates
Solo and Ensemble, Marching
condi- I found something Shannon Band, serves as an eucharistic
tion, had posted online—from a minister and volunteered at the
ranging friend of hers who also Blueberry Festival.
from sei- does what the two of them Editor’s note: The fol- requirement as it currently • Her best memory from high school will be when
zures to call “extreme parenting.” lowing guest column was exists and allow drivers she set a new school record in the long jump.
autism to That mom mentioned that, submitted by the office of over the age of 62 the • Robin envisions a successful life for her to include
behavior- Perspectives... by the way, she and her State Senator Kevin Daley
(R-Lum). The office may
option of allowing
Medicare or their other
loving her job and feeling fulfilled.
al issues, husband had, between the • One thing on her “bucket list” is to visit Italy
all of Willene Tanis two of them, thirty years of be reached at 517-373- health care benefits to because of her family’s roots there.
which experience in education. 1777. cover medical costs. It • Robin’s best day ever would be spent hanging out
are tre-
mendous challenges to nor-
mal daily living. Through
Here are a few excerpts
from that mom’s blog
entry:
S tate Sen. Kevin Daley
last week supported the
Senate plan to reduce
would also give younger
drivers the ability to
choose an amount of cov-
with her fellow track team members.
• If she had $1,000 to give to any cause, she would
give it to the Food for the Hungry Program and help
genetic testing, it was dis- “Extreme Parenting Michigan’s highest-in-the- erage that suits their needs sponsor children in need.
covered that Rob carried looks like two steps for- nation auto insurance rates. and budget - providing • Robin’s plans for the future include attending
the gene, though no one ward and eleventy steps “Auto no-fault was savings that would corre- Oakland University with intentions of becoming a
had ever known. backward. approved in 1972 under spond to the chosen bene- dermatologist.
Shannon is an educator. “It also looks like you the promise that it would fit level.
Rob is the most level-head- don't recognize yourself save drivers money and The bill also seeks to
ed family man I know. anymore because you reduce lawsuits,” said provide greater transparen-
They’ve grown used to the
way their parenting is scru-
haven’t seen exhausted in
years. You are so far past
Daley. “Today, our insur-
ance rates are out of con-
cy and equity in health
provider billing practices. Academic All-Star
tinized by onlookers who exhausted that you’ve trol and auto accident- Because auto insurers are
have no idea. Used to it, developed a new level of related lawsuits are flood- forced to pay significantly
but not used to it, if that zombie-like status while ing our courts.” more to hospitals and
makes any sense. awake and sleeping with Michigan drivers pay other health care providers Leah Knezevich
Shannon’s known in one eye open for every- up to 83% higher than the than do other insurers Senior ~ Imlay City High School
our family as the original one’s safety. national average and there for the same treatments • Leah is the daughter of Steve
recorder of family events. “It looks like the new are several reasons for this. and services, we see a and Lori Knezevich.
Hers is the first Christmas version of you feeling anx- The current no-fault sys- great deal of extra costs
• She has a 4.0 GPA.
letter I receive EVERY ious and worried, terrified tem is riddled with law- passed on to Michigan
suits; there is a lack of drivers. • Leah participates in National
year, and it’s always and lonely, but also feeling
crammed with news and fierce, because you are transparency in medical “The current system is Honor Society, Student Council,
pictures! She keeps us your child’s advocate.” treatment, causing over- failing Michiganders in Class Council, basketball, track
updated daily via Facebook In the last line of her payments for the care pro- many ways,” Daley said. and field, cross country and
concerning their family’s little bird’s-eye view into vided; and the cost of “We need to crack down Marching Band.
comings and goings. Rob what “extreme parenting” uninsured drivers is being on unnecessary medical • Her best memory from high school is when she was
and Shannon are also looks like, she makes this passed onto law-abiding treatments; reduce the sys- named Snowcoming princess.
spokespersons for the TSC request: Michiganders. tem's susceptibility to • Leah envisions a successful life for her to include a
support organization, rally- “Ask questions, friends. Additionally, drivers fraud; and reduce the num- life she is proud of. “If you aren’t proud of where
ing in Washington every Offer help. We won’t ever are not provided with any ber of uninsured drivers you are, then keep working until you are proud,” she
year to keep funding for be able to repay you, but options for coverage. through more affordable believes.
research. The last two your kindness will be salve Instead, they are forced to rates. If nothing is done, • One thing on her “bucket list” is to go scuba diving
years, Rylee has joined to our aching hearts.” pay for a premium benefit the system will simply at the Great Barrier Reef.
them as teen advocate. Oh, what pathos I saw package whether they can continue to spiral out of • Leah’s best day ever would be spent at the beach
This week I received in that little window into a afford it or not. control.” with friends.
two pieces of mail which stressed mom’s soul. I Senate Bill 1 aims to SB 1 was approved by • If she had $1,000 to give to any cause, she would
warmed my heart. Ry’s hope I was able to convey give drivers a choice to the Senate with bipartisan give it to Ocean Conservancy.
high school graduation it somewhat adequately to select coverage they can support and will now • Her plans for the future include attending Eckerd
announcement came com- the rest of you. afford and that meets their move to the House of College in St. Petersburg, Florida where she’ll be
plete with volleyball acco- Email Willene at needs. Specifically, it Representatives for further majoring in marine science or computer science.
lades, news of a junior col- willenetanis@aol.com. would eliminate the PIP consideration.
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space Kristina Morton. For info, Free meals for people in info, call Julie at 810-388- ment please call 810-667-
constraints announcements call 810-984-5061. need are offered at the Support Groups 0868. 0448.
will be posted one week in North Branch Senior
advance of the event. Notices Center on Monday and For those that have experi- Free hearing and vision
Woman’s Life Chapter 855
must be received in writing
by noon Monday prior to the
Free Meals, Food Thursday evenings from
5:30-7 p.m. Call 810-441-
will meet at the Lois Wagner
enced the death of a loved
one, a support group is
screens for children of pre-
school age are available at
Memorial Library in available facilitated by a the Lapeer County Health
publication date. First Congregational 0322 for more info. Richmond at 6:30 p.m. on trained United Hospice Department. To schedule an
Church, United Church of Orchards’ Cupboard Food June 4, 2019. Everyone is Service (UHS) bereavement appointment please call
For Senior Citizens Christ, of Imlay City oper-
ates a Food Pantry every
Pantry is open the 3rd
Saturday of every month 9
welcome to attend. volunteer. Marlette
Regional Hospital, 2770
810-667-0448 or 810-245-
5549.
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 Alcoholics Anonymous
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from a.m.-noon. Food distributed (AA) meetings are held Main Street in Marlette,
p.m. The pantry is open to at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce hosts this support group the Capac Pharmacy is teaming
9-10 a.m. at First people needing food assis- every Saturday at 10 a.m. at with Support Million Hearts
Congregational Church in Twp., 586-336-4673. www. West Berlin United 1st Tuesday of each month
tance who live in the Imlay orchardsonline.org. in the Administration by offering in-pharmacy
Almont. Practice led by City School District. Methodist Church, blood pressure screenings,
Dina Miramonti, RYT. Allenton. Conference Room. For
Located at 275 Bancroft in 136 North Main St. in
Imlay City Senior Center Imlay City. For more infor- Museums Alcoholics Anonymous
time and more info, call
800-635-7490 or visit www. Capac, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 mation, including how to (AA) meetings are held marletteregionalhospital. p.m. Everyone is invited to
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. donate food or money to The Almont Community every Monday night at 8 org. come and have their blood
support the food pantry, Historical Society Museum p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran pressure read for free.
Council on Aging please call the church at is open Saturdays from 1-4 Church in Imlay City. TOPS 620 Lapeer weight-
Membership is open to (810) 724-6207 or visit www. p.m. Please stop by and loss group meets Tuesday
individuals 18 and older.
The Capac Senior Center is
fccuccimlay.org. learn about your communi- Alcoholics Anonymous
(AA) and Al-Anon meetings
nights at the Hunter’s
Creek Mobile Home Park
Events
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ty. Society meetings are
open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. held at the museum on the are held every Wednesday Club House, 725 DeMille
weekdays. We offer a vari- ‘Food for Families’ kitchen night at 8 p.m. at the Capac Rd. in Lapeer. Weigh-in Food truck. Wed., May
is open to the public for second Monday of the 22, 9:30 a.m. St. John’s
ety of activities such as fit- United Methodist Church, from 6-6:30 p.m., meeting
free, hot meals every month at 7 p.m. For more Lutheran Church, 109 E.
ness and craft classes, a Capac, MI. from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For
book review group, cards Monday and Wednesday info call 810-796-3355. Kempf Ct., Capac. Free to
more info call 810-667-
and bus trips. For info, call from 4-5:30 p.m. Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 0999. anyone in need.
The Capac Historical p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center,
Lori at 395-7889. This Heart Loves Food Society is open to visitors Lamb Steele building on Huge Book Sale at the
Fundraisers
Almont and Dryden area Pantry is open the 1st daily from 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 Third St. New series starts Almont District Library,
senior citizens meet the 2nd Saturday of each month p.m. on Sundays. Call 810- Aug. 6. For info or to regis- 213 W. St. Clair St., Almont,
Tuesday of the month at 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 395-2859 for more info. ter call Tracy at 810-724- MI. Please come and
Gateway Assembly Church, Imlay City Christian School
p.m. at the Almont Lions The Dryden Historical 6030 or Ginger at 810-724- 9th Annual Benefit Auction. browse. May 16-24, 2019
Hall, 222 Water St., for a 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., 5772. Any questions call 810-798-
Imlay City. Society’s depot museum Sat., May 18 at The Bells in
potluck and program. Call will be temporarily closed Almont. Doors open at 4 3100.
798-8210 for more info. Lapeer Area Citizens
The Attica United Methodist due to road and sidewalk Against Domestic Assault p.m. Catered dinner, live Zumba Gold. Combines
Adults 55 and over are Church will be holding a construction. Watch for meets 1-3 p.m. every and silent auction. Tickets dance steps with a low
invited to Berlin Twp. free community meal on the info regarding the reopen- Wednesday in the Lapeer can be purchased at Imlay impact routine. Bring water
Senior Center to play cards 2nd and 4th Tuesday of ing of the museum. Court House for personal City Christian School in and a face towel. Every
from noon-3 p.m. every each month from 4:00-6:00 protection order clinic. For advance for $25, or at the Monday and Wednesday
p.m. For more info please The Imlay City Historical door for $35. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
other Thursday. Bring a Museum is open Saturdays info 810-246-0632.
sack lunch, beverages pro- call 810-724-0690 or visit Washington Parks and Rec
www.atticaumc.org. from 1-4 p.m. for the 2019 10A Friday AFG Family Woman’s Life Chapter
vided. Senior chair exercise 855’s Bottle & Can Drive Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
season. Groups meeting. Imlay City Washington Twp. Fee
on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. The Attica Food Bank at continues all year round.
FOC Lutheran Church, charged. Call 586-752-6543
Potluck luncheons will be
served the 4th Tuesday of
the Attica United Methodist
Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is Youth Events 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay
City. Contact Ginger Miller
Funds support those in
need as we continue to fight for info.
every month at noon. For open from 2-4 p.m. the sec- hunger and homelessness in Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. at 810-724-5772 for more
info, call 810-395-4518. ond and fourth Monday of information. our community. Call 810- Beneficial weight training.
the month. Proof of resi- This is a FREE workshop 392-5136 for a drop off
Dinner and card playing, for 3-5 year olds & parents/ Every Monday, Wednesday
dency and need required. Romeo Washington Parks point, or pick up service for and Friday. Washington
50/50 raffle and prizes of caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- and Rec. One on one grief a large donation. Make a Parks and Rec Center ,
high and low for each table The Capac Community ects that will develop your counseling provided at both difference today by donat- 57880 Van Dyke, Washington
every 3rd Monday at the Food Pantry, 112 S. Main child’s skills and prepare Romeo and Washington ing!
Washington Senior Center, Street, is open each them for school! Children Twp. Call 586-752-6543 for
Centers. By appointment times and prices.
57880 Van Dyke, Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. also enjoy a snack, story only, please call to set up The Imlay City Christian
Washington Twp., MI Please call LOVE, INC. at time, and a free book! Call School has discount cards
Other
your appointment today
48094, from 4-8 p.m. For 810-245-2414 in advance to the Family Literacy Center 586-752-6543. Free of available for sale. Proceeds
info, call 586-752-6543. ensure your food voucher today to reserve your seat charge. benefit the school’s athletic,
will be received before you at 810-664-2737 and for music and PE programs.
Swing Dance Lessons at the Free tutor training for peo-
stop in to shop. Any ques- more info on dates and FOR WIDOWED MEN & For more information call
Port Huron Senior Center, ple who would like to help
tions, please call Joyce times. WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- Imlay City Christian
600 Grand Avenue, Port others in our community
Kaufman at 810-395-7532. Friendship. Join us every School, Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810-
Huron, every Tues. from Play groups available. Free improve English skills.
3rd Tuesday of each month 724-5695. Volunteer basis. Please call
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and The Capac Kitchen serves 6 week sessions. At these from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at for orientation before train-
3rd Thurs. of the month free meals every Tuesday FREE 90-minute play-
from 7:30-9 p.m. with
instructors Lyle Malaski &
from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion
United Methodist Church.
groups, children will par-
Cavis Pioneer Restaurant,
5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Medical Care ing at 810-664-2737.
ticipate in storytime, devel- Twp. 48074. No RSVP nec- Volunteer for the Habitat
opmentally appropriate Lapeer County Health
essary. For more info call for Humanity of Lapeer
games and crafts, learn Department, 1800 Imlay County at the office.
Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. City Rd., Lapeer - Regular
new skills, and enjoy a This activity is sponsored Interested parties can call
snack and social time with Immunization Clinic Hours: 810-664-7111 and speak to
by Widowed Friends, a peer
other children. Parents will (held in 2nd floor clinic Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at
support group www.wid-
have the chance to talk to area) Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 810-660-7823.
owedfriends.org.
other adults with same-age p.m.; By Appointment Only,
children. Register now for Widowed Friends invites all Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
the next session! Numerous widowed to join us for
breakfast and friendship in
a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays
1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac-
Club News
locations and dates avail-
able. For more info and to a safe setting every 2nd and cine is now available. For Veterans of Foreign Wars
sign up call the Family 4th Monday of the month at additional info, to check if (VFW) of Imlay City, Post
Literacy Center at 810- 9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot we accept your insurance, 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
664-2737. in Marysville. For more or to schedule an appoint- (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Veterans Meetings 2nd

c 
Thursday, every other
month, 7 p.m.; Post
Meetings 1st Thursday
every month, 7 p.m.;
Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Saturday of every month,
10 a.m.

AREA UNITED
St. Paul’s Holy Redeemer Light of Christ Almont/Dryden Masons
Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Community meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Thursday of the month at
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI
Church
(ELCA)

METHODIST
810-796-3951 Masonic Center in Almont.
200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 www.lutheransonline.com/holyred 2720 Winslow Road The Imlay City American
8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 Legion Post 135 meets the

CHURCHES
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass 2nd and last Wednesdays of
BIBLE CLASS
www.newlifechristian.net
ALL WELCOME!!! the month at 7:00 p.m. The
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Pastor Tim Martin Pastor Steven Helms post is located at 212 E.
Pastor Alan Casillas
19 Sunday 10 a.m. Service 19 Christian Preschool Available 19
Phone: 810-724-6999 19 Third Street. Contact them
at 810-724-1450 or ameri-
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont BLESSED HOPE
19
canlegionpost135@frontier.
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church BAPTIST CHURCH com.
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53)
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 www.imlaycitycrc.org Wayne Boyd, Pastor 1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
Phone: (586) 784-5854
The Evening Star Quilt
Guild meets the last
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 Sunday School - 10:00 am
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am Sunday Worship - 11:00 am Wednesday of each month
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services Eve. Service - 6:30 pm at the Davison Senior
of the month. MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Community Dinner:
Bible Studies Every
Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm Wed. Service - 6:30 pm Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. in
Monday and Tuesday Evenings Christian School K-12
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies fbc@airadvantage.net Davison. Meetings start at
Tuesday Morning Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services A Warm Welcome Awaits You!
Pastor Ron Rouse 9:30 am 11:00 am 810-724-4315 over Sermonaudio.com/fbcalmont 6:30 p.m. and doors open at
Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
www.atticaumc.org 19 19 19
Come Grow With Us! 19 Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God Gayle P. Hortop, Pastor
19 6 p.m. For more info call
Lisa, 810-358-7294.
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
U.M.C. U.M.C. ASSEMBLY
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI

Community Markets
Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557
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 
(Across from the Library) Sunday Masses
9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas
www.imlayumc.org Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart
Weekdays
Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Every Sunday The Lapeer
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m. Center’s Flea Market is
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am 
Nursery Available
First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m. open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., 75
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services booths inside and outside
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
Confessions 810.724.1747 Sunday School
selling a huge variety of
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
Worship Service: 10:00 am19
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 Staffed Nursery During Worship items. 425 County Center
19 810-724-0687 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 19
19 19 19
Street. Sponsored by The
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church Lapeer Center, a 501(c)3
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ non-profit org. For info call
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
810-347-7915. No admission
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City charge. For general infor-
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service mation on the Flea Market,
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m. Lapeer Center room rentals
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Worship Time - 10:30 am fccic@5thandbancroft.com Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
and catering, call 810-664-
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Children’s Church - 10:30 am
Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity 2109, email lapeercenter@
www.fccuccimlay.org Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm gmail.com or see www.
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade LapeerCenter.org.
19 John Barker, Minister lutheranfamilyofchrist.org on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King
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Beverly Hillbillies to stop in Lapeer


Play to take center stage at PIX May 17-18 at 7 p.m.
LAPEER — Jed nouveau-riche Clampett wants to go back home to
Clampett and his kin are family, who move to the her cabin in the hills!
coming to Lapeer! privileged society of Directed by Rodney
S k y m a n i t o u Beverly Hills after discov- Robertson, the cast features
Productions, LLC is excit- ering an oil reserve on their Michael Powell as Jed,
ed to kick off their inaugu- land. Connie Calabrese-Masi as
ral season of live produc- All your favorites from Granny, Jennifer Whitis as
tions with a household the popular 1960s TV com- Elly May, Austyn Knop
favorite, “The Beverly edy are back, and they’re Woodin as Jethro, Richard
Hillbillies.” Skymanitou is struggling to adjust to life Hingst as Mr. Drysdale, Pat
partnering with the Center among the “millyunaires” Stiles as Mrs. Drysdale,
for the Arts of Greater while staying true to them- and Marlana Swindell as
Lapeer for this production, selves and their backwoods Jane Hathaway.
which will take place at the ways. Follow along as con Also featured are John
PIX Theatre on May 17 artists work to separate Jed Masi as Col. Foxhall,
and 18, in historic down- from his money, Jethro Michelle Ekstrom as
town Lapeer. Both shows embraces his new Emaline Fetty, Christine
start at 7:30 p.m. “Hollywood Playboy” life- Macrae as Aunt Pearl,

Photo provided
The cast and crew will style, and Elly May strug- Paige Ekstrom as Frederika,
take the audience of “The gles with relationships and Lisa Sedlak as Groovy,
Beverly Hillbillies” back in growing pains. As for poor Kara Laur as Gloria,
time as they follow the Granny, well, she just Grayson Bourdeau as
Percy, Laura Hurst as Mrs. Beverly Hillbillies cast members include (back) Jennifer Whitis (Elly
May), Michael Powell (Jed/Co-director), Austyn Knop Woodin (Jethro),
Dispatch log...
Pennyweather, Christopher
Hunt as Mr. Brewster, Tom (front) Rod Robertson (Director/Frank Richards) Connie Calabrese-Masi
Whitis as George Turner, (Granny) and Pat Stiles (Mrs Drysdale/Co-director).
Sue Sedlak as Mrs. Stokely-
Editor’s note: The fol- •fraud in the 5000 block Smythe, and Rodney Hunt and Michael Powell. Hillbillies” promises to be ping in to the Center for the
lowing is a compilation of of Hunters Creek Rd. in Robertson as Frank Sound effects are courtesy two nights of fun you will Arts box office in Gallery
activity and reports from Attica Twp. Richards. John Masi, and the techni- not want to miss. Seating is 194, located at 172 W.
area police departments: •animal complaint in The creative team for cal support team includes reserved and advance tick- Nepessing St. Lapeer, next
the 4000 block of Northway this production includes Amanda Schroeder and et prices are $14 for adults to the PIX Theatre.
In Imlay City Dr. in Attica Twp. director Rodney Robertson, Neomi Buchanan. The and $12 for seniors, stu- Any tickets not sold in
May 8 •fraud in the 3000 block co-directors Pat Stiles and team would also like to dents and military. Tickets advance will be available
•12:34 911 Hang Up of Lum Rd. in Arcadia Michael Powell, and stage thank Jill Lyons for her can be purchased online at at the door at an increased
(500 block N. Blacks Twp. manager Sue Sedlak. The expert advice and guid- w w w . rate of $16 for adults and
Corners Rd.) •assault in the 4000 set was designed by ance. CenterfortheArtsLapeer. $14 for seniors, students,
•13:58 Counterfeit block of Sutton Rd. in Robertson, Christopher “The Beverly org or by calling or stop- and military.
Currency (1900 block S. Attica Twp.
Cedar St.) •assist other law

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•14:47 Motorist Assist Cedar St. and E. Capac Rd.
(200 block W. Fifth St.) in Imlay City
•15:14 Private Property
Damage Accident (300
•abandoned auto at
westbound I-69 and Lake
Obituaries
block E. Third St.) Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp.
•15:31 Fraud Complaint
(300 block E. Third St.)
•extortion in the 2000
block of S. Almont Ave. in
~ Robert Richards, 88 ~
•20:01 Welfare Check Imlay City Robert Richards, age printer for the Flint death by his parents,
(600 block N. Van Dyke •burglary in the 2000 88, of Almont, MI died Journal and the Lapeer Lyman and Gladys
Rd.) block of Harrington Rd. in Friday, May 10, 2019 at County Press. He enjoyed Richards; and his grand-
•20:19 Suspicious Attica Twp. Hospice House of attending Navy Reunions son, Jason Nelson.
Circumstance (N. Cedar •burglary in the 600 Shiawassee County in of the former Seaman Cremation has taken
St./E. Third St.) block of N. Van Dyke Rd. Owosso, MI. Robert who served on the U.S.S. place.
•22:22 Suspicious in Imlay Twp. William Richards was Iowa. Robert and Glenna A Veteran’s Salute
Vehicle (N. Blacks Corners •animal complaint at born August 7, 1930 in also were craft vendors and burial of cremated
Rd./Attica Rd.) Newark and Almont Ave. Houghton, MI. He was while in Florida. remains will take place
•Multiple Traffic Stops in Imlay City the son of the late Lyman Robert is survived by Friday, August 2, 2019 at
throughout the day May 10 and the late Gladys his wife, Glenna Great Lakes National
May 9 •property damage traf- (Nicholls) Richards. Richards; two daughters, Cemetery in Holly, MI.
•09:31 Harassment fic accident at Lake George Robert attended and grad- Gayle (Donald) Nelson of A Celebration of Life is
(2000 block S. Cedar St.) and Peppermill Rd. in uated school in Attica, MI and Gloria being planned for
•10:25 Threats (2000 Attica Twp. Houghton, MI. He went (Kevin) Lee of Perry, MI; Saturday, August 3rd.
block S. Cedar St.) •assist motorist on east- on to attend college in Kentucky; and in 1997 his two sons, Grant (Tina) Arrangements were
•12:27 Customer bound I-69 in Attica Twp. Pasadena, CA. Robert moved to Almont, MI. He Richards of North made by Muir Brothers
Trouble (6900 block •animal complaint in earned his Degree of proudly served in the Carolina and Gary Funeral Home of Imlay
Newark Rd.) the 6000 block of Hollow Ministry. He married United States Navy dur- (JoAnne) Richards of City, 225 N. Main Street,
•13:28 Larceny (100 Corners Rd. in Almont Glenna Juanita Miller on ing the Korean War from Imlay City, MI; and his Imlay City, MI. Please be
block Bancroft St.) Twp. May 8, 1954 in Genesee, 1952 - 1954. Robert was brother, Russell (Harriet) sure to sign our online
•14:53 Private Property •suspicious circum- MI. They have lived in employed by Worldwide Richards of Clearmont, register at muirbrothersfh.
Damage Accident (1000 stances at Van Dyke and various states; Ohio, Church of God as a min- FL. com to share condolences
block Norlin Dr.) Armstrong roads in Florida, California, ister. He had worked as a He was preceded in and memories.
•16:17 Property Goodland Twp.
Damage Accident (Weston •road hazard at North
St.) St. and Lake Pleasant Rd. ~ Edwin Sealey, 93 ~
•17:26 Family Dispute in Attica Twp.
(400 block N. Almont Ave.) May 11 Edwin Sealey, age 93, “honey do” list: painting, Margaret Sealey; sons-in-
•21:09 Suspicious •welfare check at west- of Attica, MI passed away wallpaper, caning chairs. law, Richard Panduren and
Circumstance (1700 block bound I-69 and Graham Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Ed was a member of Imlay Kenneth Harris; and an
S. Cedar St.) Rd. in Imlay Twp. Lapeer County Medical City United Methodist infant daughter, Nancy
•Multiple Traffic Stops •suspicious circum- Care Facility (known as Church. Ed enjoyed watch- Ann Sealey.
throughout the day stances in the 1000 block Suncrest) in Lapeer, MI. ing the Detroit sports The funeral services
of Conley Rd. in Attica Edwin Neal Sealey was teams: Tigers, Lions, Red were held on Tuesday,
In Lapeer County: Twp. born April 27, 1926 in Wings. He had a green May 14, 2019 at Muir
Complaints handled by •telephone used for Burnside Twp., MI. He thumb. Brothers Funeral Home of
the Lapeer County Sheriff’s harassment in the 2000 was the son of the late He is survived by his Imlay City, 225 N. Main
Department, in addition to block of Van Dyke Rd. in Edward and the late Anna daughters, JoAnn Panduren Street, Imlay City, MI.
traffic stops: Goodland Twp. (Steinkoff) Sealey. He of Marlette, MI and Laura Reverend Marcel Lamb,
May 6 •property damage traf- married Margaret Helen Harris of Mio, MI; his pastor of the Imlay City
•alarms on Vik Mar fic crash at Lake Pleasant Hughes on April 23, 1949 sons, William (Rhonda) United Methodist Church
Lane in Attica Twp. and Bowers roads in Attica in Brown City, MI. He was Sealey of North Branch, officiated. Burial followed
•extortion in the 1000 Twp. predeceased by his wife, MI and David (Tammy) Williamson, Heather (Josh) in Evergreen Cemetery,
block of N. Van Dyke Rd. •suspicious circum- Margaret, on January 10, Sealey of North Branch, Ellis, Dan (Becky) Sealey, Brown City, MI.
in Goodland Twp. stances in the 2000 block 1997. MI; sisters-in-law, Miranda (Jason) McCrory, Those wishing to make
•neighborhood trouble of S. Blacks Corners Rd. in He retired after 35-plus Imogene Sealey of Brown Melissa (James) Capps, memorial contributions
in the 6000 block of Bowers Imlay Twp. years from Mechanical City, MI and Miriam Jason (Traci) Garcia, may direct them to the
Rd. in Goodland Twp. •assist motorist at east- Handling Company (an Sealey of Florida. Ed is Maria (Chris) Conley, Suncrest Auxillary.
•welfare check at Lake bound I-69 and Lake overhead conveyor manu- also survived by twelve Monica (Chris) Newbery Please be sure to sign
Pleasant and Hunters Creek George Rd. in Attica Twp. facturer for the auto indus- grandchildren, Jerome and Chelsea (Jose) Molina; our online register book at
roads in Attica Twp. May 12 try) in 1986. He was a Harris, Matthew (Lori) and twenty great-grand- muirbrothersfh.com to
•suspicious circum- •operating under the welder. After retirement he Harris, Kimberly (Daniel) children. Ed was preceded share your memories and
stances at Blacks Corners influence of alcohol at worked on his wife’s Bent, Sarah (Brian) in death by his wife, condolences.
and Weyer roads in Imlay Newark and Blacks Corners
Twp. Rd. in Imlay City
May 8
•welfare check on S.
•welfare check in the
6000 block of Armstrong
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Lake Pleasant Rd. in Attica
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Page 14-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 15, 2019

Howell votes to lower


car insurance rates
Editor’s note: The fol- ling fraud, waste and abuse
lowing guest column was rampant throughout
submitted by the office of Michigan’s broken sys-
State Rep. Gary Howell tem,” Howell said after the
(R-North Branch. For vote. “It will deliver
more information call 517- reduced rates by control-
373-5070. ling medical costs and let-

T he Michigan House of
Representatives this
week approved a landmark
ting drivers choose the
coverage they need.”
Michigan’s costs are
plan to fix our state’s high largely because it’s
much-maligned car insur- the only state mandating
ance system and reduce unlimited lifetime health
rates for all Michigan driv- care coverage through
ers, state Rep. Gary car insurance. The plan
Howell announced. allows those currently
Howell last week voted in using the coverage to
favor of the plan to offer keep it, and those who
drivers personal injury want it in the future to
coverage options, rein in continue buying it —
medical costs and fight while providing more

Photo provided
fraud—features designed affordable options.
to end Michigan’s long- The plan:
standing tenure as the state •Guarantees lower
Imlay City seniors named to the BWAC All-Academic Team include (back) Casey McCarthy, with the costliest car insur- rates for all Michigan driv-
Benjamin Kouri, Carlos Gonzalez, Avery Whitney, (front) Wesley Hampton, Kayla Louwsma and ance rates in the nation. ers
Aaron Antonelli. The plan also mandates •Gives drivers a choice
insurance premium reduc- on health coverage options

Imlay City unveils All-Academic team tions.


“This plan marks a tre-
mendous victory for
•Stops price gouging
on medical services for car
accident victims
IMLAY CITY — Oakland University- Director Don Gauthier, stu- difficult path,” Eddy and Michigan drivers. The pro- •Combats fraudulent
Seven Imlay City High Biochemistry dents were selected based Gauthier stated in a press posal approved today by claims to help lower costs
School seniors were recent- •Honorable Mention: on grade point average and release. the Michigan House will The sweeping legisla-
ly honored at the Blue Carlos Gonzalez, highest SAT or ACT test Scholar Athletes were reduce car insurance rates tion now advances to the
Water Area Conference University of Michigan- scores. recognized for having a across the state by control- Senate for consideration.
(BWAC) All-Academic Premed/Neurology “When stacked up grade point average of 3.4
Team. Avery Whitney, against the other seven or higher. Additionally they
Award
included:
recipients University of Cincinnati-
Architecture
schools in the BWAC,
Imlay City claimed three of
needed to have participated
in more than one sport, Letters: with the patient, include a
medical provider with pain
•First Team: Casey •Scholar Athletes: the top ten spots. Each of been involved in a student from page 10 expertise, Behavioral
McCarthy, University of Wesley Hampton, Saginaw these students have taken a leadership group (i.e. Medicine, Addiction
Michigan-Pharmacology Valley State University- rigorous course load Student Council, Class Medical Center and VFW Medicine and
•Second Team: Science Education throughout their four years Council), served as a posi- Post 2492 in Imlay City Rehabilitation. At the heart
Benjamin Kouri, University Kayla Louwsma, as Imlay City Spartans. tive role model and been will hold a Lunch and of that effort is an emphasis
of Michigan-Environmental Calvin College-Nursing. Most often when given a recognized as part of all- Learn workshop on Pain on of collaborative and
Sciences According to Principal choice in their course selec- state, all-conference or all- Management from 12-2 coordinated pain care,
Aaron Antonelli, Brian Eddy and Athletic tion, they chose the more area honors. p.m. Thursday, May 16 at according to the VA.
the Post home located at The other focus of pain
598 Almont Ave. (behind

School calendar amended again


management includes
the Tri-City Times offices). Behavioral Medicine that
With opioid use incorporates alternatives to
increasing, a number of opioid medicines as a pain
issues have cropped up in management tool. Those
June 13 is end of Imlay City’s year District leaders instructional hours recent years, prompting the alternatives can include
By Maria Brown cial State of Emergency, announced the most recent required by law,” the dis- VA to address the situation
schedule change on Friday. trict stated. meditation, yoga, behav-
mbrown@pageone-inc.com the district has amended to help veterans address ioral therapies, and acu-
their school calendar to Prior to legislative action in “In order to meet our both acute and chronic
Lansing, Imlay City’s required number of instruc- puncture.
IMLAY CITY — It’s make June 13 their last day pain. There is no fee for the
round two of calendar of classes for students. 2018-19 school year had tional hours and minutes, Alyssa Beebe, Nurse
been extended to June 18. we will continue to observe workshop and it is open to
changes for Imlay City Earlier this spring, the Practitioner and Assistant veterans and their spouses.
Schools. Now that district added days to the “While the new law the current daily schedule Chief, Primary Care and
does provide latitude in established on April 15, Lunch will be provided.
Governor Gretchen schedule to makeup five Trevor Grice, Psychologist Registration is required.
Whitmer has signed House extra snow days, plus forgiving declared State which includes the addition and Health Behavior
of Emergency days, it of instructional minutes to To register, email veter-
Bill 4206, forgiving dis- lengthened the school day Coordinator both from the ansaffairs@lapeer.county.
tricts from making up three in mid-April by about 16 does not eliminate our obli- each school day through Saginaw VA Medical
gation to meet the 1,098 the end of the year.” org or call 810-667-0256.
snow days during an offi- minutes. Center, will speak at the We hope to see you
workshop. there.

Legal Announcements
VA Medical Centers
across the country have —Lapeer County
established Pain Department of
Management Teams. These Veterans Affairs
teams, working in tandem Lapeer
VILLAGE OF The meeting adjourned at 8:50 ties will be heard on the adoption of Village of Capac will hold a public

Tea Party hosts Sheriff


p.m. the proposed rezoning. A copy of the hearing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019,
ALMONT Kimberly J. Keesler proposed rezoning and zoning map is at 6:30 p.m., at the American Legion,
ALMONT VILLAGE Clerk/Treasurer available at the Village office, 131 115 North Main Street, Capac, MI,
COUNCIL Steve Schneider North Main Street, Capac, MI, 48014. 48014,
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 16, 2019
SYNOPSIS

President
A complete copy of the minutes
is available in the Clerk's office dur-
Written comments on the
amendment will be received at the
Village office at the above address up
The purpose of the public hear-
ing will be to consider the application
by Homeland Development, LLC
McKenna May 21
ing regular business hours or at www. to and including the day of the public (Dollar General) for the following
President Schneider called the
almontmichigan.gov hearing. Individuals with disabilities variance request for a parcel of prop- The Lapeer County Tea instructions to our local
Regular Meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.
Councilmembers present were Dyke, 20-1 requiring auxiliary aids or services erty on the west side of S. Main Party will have their next churches that we want to
Biolchini, Love, Steffler, Schneider, VILLAGE OF who are planning to attend the public
hearing should notify the Village at
between Railroad and Orchard Streets
(parcel 74-40-945-0001-000). The
meeting on Tuesday, May hear about. This is a good
Steven C. Schneider, and Peltier. Staff
CAPAC (810) 395-4355 at least two days in applicant is requesting a reduction in
21, at 7 p.m. at the Mayfield opportunity to speak to
members present were Manager Township Hall, 1900 Sheriff McKenna and ask
Connors, Clerk/Treasurer Keesler, NOTICE OF PUBLIC advance of the public hearing. the required number of parking spac-
and Chief of Police Martin. HEARING Sandra Cox es, which is variance from Section North Saginaw Street, any questions you may
The Council approved the The Village of Capac Planning Chair 30-497, Table of Parking Lapeer. have.
Village of Capac Planning Requirements.
Regular Agenda with the addition of Commission will hold a public hear-
Commission Comments may be submitted in Our guest speaker will Joins us for this infor-
Regular Agenda Item #4 and removal ing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7:00
of Open Discussion Item #3; approved p.m. at the American Legion, 115 20-1 writing or in person to the Village be Lapeer County Sheriff mative meeting. Our meet-
the Consent Agenda with corrections; North Main Street, Capac, MI, 48014, Clerk at 131 North Main Street, Scott McKenna. The ings are open to everyone
approved to hold a second reading for the purposes of hearing comments VILLAGE OF Capac, MI, 48014. Individuals with
disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or
Sheriff will be giving us and there’s never a fee.
and adopt Ordinance #206; approved
Resolution #19-04-01; approved to
regarding a proposed amendment to
the Village’s zoning map. Homeland CAPAC services should contact the Village updates on what is going See you there,
auction the 2008 Ford Expedition; Development, LLC has requested that PUBLIC NOTICE Clerk in writing to Village Clerk, 131 on in the county and what —Tim Lintz
approved Kennedy Excavating parcel 74-40-945-0001-000 be ZONING BOARD North Main Street, Capac, MI, 48014, he’s doing to stop crime in Director Lapeer County
Invoice #1565; consensus during rezoned from Industrial to OF APPEALS or by calling (810) 395-4355. This
our community. He has a Tea Party
open discussion to hold the Budget Commercial. This parcel is located on REQUEST FOR meeting is open to all members of the
public under Michigan’s Open new plan to offer safety Lapeer
Workshop on Tuesday, May 14th; the west side of South Main between VARIANCE
consensus to consult with the village Railroad and Orchard Streets. Meetings Act.
Notice is hereby given that the
attorney regarding Ordinance #207. At this time, all interested par- Zoning Board of Appeals for the 20-1
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Page 15-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 15, 2019

Rural Lifestyles
Wild mushrooms bring culinary delights, food safety risks
A C R O S S Development. for personal use) is allowed tion of wild mushrooms
MICHIGAN — It’s wild “There are also many in national parks. after misidentification of a
mushroom season in look-alike varieties for Check out the DNR’s toxic mushroom as an edi-
Michigan, and foragers are some of our favorite wild Mi-Morels map at michi- ble species. The most com-
out in droves gathering the mushrooms, including gan.gov/mimorels to mon reason for this mis-
tasty morsels by the bush- morels. These ‘look-alikes’ explore locations where identification is close
el. Wild mushrooms, like can cause serious illness or large prescribed burns were resemblance in terms of
morels and chanterelles, death when eaten, so it’s conducted last year, and color and general morphol-
help define the forests of important to know how to where morels may be more ogy of some toxic mush-
Michigan and provide properly identify mush- likely to grow. The morel room species with edible
potential income streams rooms and to only buy Morchella exhuberens species.
for foragers, farmers, res- mushrooms from someone often shows up the next If you suspect mush-
taurateurs and food entre- who is a trained, certified spring where pine trees room poisoning, seek

Michigan DNR image


preneurs. mushroom identification have burned. To learn more immediate medical assis-
However, if improper- expert.” about other mushroom tance, and call the Michigan
ly identified, mushrooms MDARD recognizes a search tools and tips, Poison Control Center at
can pose serious health certification and training including recipes, read this 1-800-222-1222.
risks. If you are purchasing course offered by Midwest recent bulletin, For information about
wild mushrooms, you American Mycological Use the DNR’s Morel Map for tips on where “Showcasing the DNR: mushroom identification
should only purchase them Information. The course morels may be more likely to grow. Mi-HUNTing for Michigan training and certification,
from a certified mushroom was developed by MAMI; morel mushrooms.” including upcoming cours-
identification expert, as the Institute for Sustainable tification cards as proof of media platforms, always Mushroom poisoning es, or to view a list of certi-
required by Michigan’s Living, Art and Natural certification, upon request. ask for proof of certifica- refers to harmful effects fied mushroom identifica-
Food Code, to assure they Design (ISLAND - now “The bottom line is: tion before purchasing any from ingestion of toxic tion experts in Michigan,
are safe and edible. operating under the name, please enjoy hunting for mushrooms.” substances present in some please visit MAMI’s web-
Michigan’s Food Code “CROSSHATCH”); and and eating your favorite Foraging mushrooms mushrooms, with symp- site at www.midwestmy-
requires those who sell the Michigan Farmers wild mushrooms, but make on public lands (including toms ranging from slight cology.org. To report
mushroom species picked Market Association sure you know how to Michigan’s state parks and gastrointestinal discomfort potentially illegal sales of
in the wild to either be cer- (MIFMA), with support properly identify them,” game areas) for personal to death. Common symp- wild-foraged mushrooms,
tified as an approved from MDARD. MDARD said Slawinski. consumption and enjoy- toms associated with mush- contact MDARD at 800-
mushroom identification does not receive any “If you plan to sell your ment is allowed and room poisoning include 292-3939 or send an e-mail
expert, or to have each money from MAMI, a wild mushroom harvest, encouraged. However, the vomiting, diarrhea, abdom- to mda-info@michigan.
mushroom individually nonprofit, nonpartisan you must be a certified Michigan Department of inal pain, weakness, leth- gov. You may also file a
inspected and found safe public charity, for conduct- mushroom identification Natural Resources advises argy and yellowing of the food safety complaint
by a certified mushroom ing the training and certifi- expert; and if you operate a that selling wild mush- skin or eyes (jaundice). online through the
expert. cation. All funds support store or restaurant and plan rooms harvested from pub- Mushroom poisoning is MDARD online complaint
“There are many vari- the training program and to purchase mushrooms for lic lands is illegal. Foraging usually the result of inges- form.
eties of edible mushrooms materials. Those who suc- resale to your customers, of wild mushrooms is
that grow in Michigan, but cessfully complete the they must be purchased allowed in national forests,
there are also toxic, poi-
sonous varieties, so there is
course offered by MAMI
are certified by MDARD
from an approved source
and individually inspected
but a Commercial Use
Permit (available at each State’s farm numbers drop
some risk involved,” said and the certification is by a certified mushroom forest’s field office) is
Tim Slawinski, director, valid for five years. identification expert. required for any individual ACROSS MICHIGAN — There were 47,000
Food and Dairy Division at Certified mushroom iden- Finally, if you’re purchas- intending to sell the mush- farms in Michigan in 2018, 600 fewer than in 2017,
the Michigan Department tification experts should be ing wild mushrooms, espe- rooms. No mushroom pick- reports Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA's
of Agriculture and Rural prepared to show their cer- cially online through social ing (either commercial or National Agricultural Statistics Service, Great Lakes
Region. Land in farms remain unchanged from the

Flowers can bolster garden veggies


prior year at 9.8 million acres. The average size farm
in Michigan grew by three acres as compared to 2017,
coming in at 209 acres.
A farm is defined as any establishment from
TRI-CITY AREA — al, are attracted to flower Orange and South Pacific profit organization that which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were
Adding flowers to the veg- color, fragrance and shape. Scarlet tests new, never-before- produced and sold or normally would have been sold
etable garden does more They also prefer flowers •Gaillardia: Arizona sold varieties for the home during the year. More than half of Michigan’s farms-
than just contribute color– with lots of pollen and nec- Apricot gardener. After a full sea- 24,500-fall in the smallest economic sales class, sell-
having pollinator-friendly tar. For instance, butteries •Gaura: Sparkle White son of anonymous trialing ing no more than $9,999 in product per year.
blooms can help boost your and moths are attracted to •Nicotiana: Perfume by volunteer horticulture Land in farms includes crop and livestock acre-
garden’s production. flowers that are corymbs Deep Purple professionals, only the top age, wasteland, woodland, pasture, land in summer
Pamela Bennett, a hor- (flat-topped) and hum- •Penstemon: Arabesque garden performers are fallow, idle cropland, land enrolled in the Conservation
ticulture educator with mingbirds are attracted to Red F1 given the AAS Winner Reserve Program and other set-aside or commodity
Ohio State University those that are tubular in All-America Selections award designation for their acreage programs.
Extension and All- nature,” Bennett said. is an independent non- superior performance.
American Selections Bennett recommends
(AAS) judge, notes that the following All-American
Your Hometown
MarketPlace
several vegetables require Selections Winner flowers
pollinators to produce fruit. to add to or plant near a
These include squashes, vegetable garden:
cucumbers, pumpkins, •Echinacea: Pow-Wow
eggplant, okra, watermel- Wildberry or Cheyenne
ons and muskmelons. Spirit
“Incomplete pollina- •Celosia: Asian
tion of vegetables may Garden. “This powerhouse
result in misshapen or blooms all summer long
undersized fruits. Planting without any deadheading,” Open Sunday!
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Sunday!! 8-3
8-3
8-3 Life • Home • Car • Business
flowers near or in the veg- Bennett said. Other recom-
etable garden is one way to
assist the pollinators in
mended celosia are New
Look, Fresh Look Gold,
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your vegetables,” Bennett and Yellow, and Prestige
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Extensive Selection
800-865-6981
wrote in a press release for Scarlet Come see SANTA
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It’s important to in Lavender, Pink, Red, of Items
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Health Occupations
student hopes for
support for Nationals
Almont’s Morgan Keller has
passion for caring for others
By Catherine Minolli block on Morgan’s path to
cminolli@pageone-inc.com success: the cost. About
$2,000 is needed to cover

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ALMONT — Morgan the air fare, hotel stay and
Keller wants to devote her fees to attend the competi-
life to helping others. In so tion.
doing, she’s hoping for a Though she works part- Almont High School junior Morgan Keller
little help herself along the time at Almont’s A & W wearing second place medal she earned at the
way. restaurant, the sum of Regional Health Occupation Students of
Morgan, a junior at money needed to make it to America Competition.
Photo by Tom Campbell

Almont High School, is in national competition is


the process of earning overwhelming. Keller, P.O. Box 278(A), the nursing program at U of
accreditation as a Certified “It’s $2,000 more than I Imlay City, MI 48444. M-Flint.
Nurses Assistant in the can afford right now,” Morgan says she’s In the meantime,
Health Occupations class at Morgan says. grateful for any and all con- Morgan continues to be
the Lapeer County Ed Tech She’s hoping for a little tributions, and fully intends involved in Girl Scouts,
More morels! Center.
She’s good at what she
support from area residents
so she can realize her life’s
to complete her mission and
become an emergency room
having started years ago as
a Daisy Scout.
Dave Sheets of Attica shows off huge boun- does. In December, Morgan mission. nurse. Morgan is determined
ty of morel mushrooms he gathered in took part in the Regional “My long term goal is She already qualified to do the best she can to
southern Lapeer County. One of the most Health Occupations to become an emergency for the MCAP (Medical accomplish her goal, and
desired mushrooms of all time, morels are Students of America room nurse as caring for Careers Accelerated says she’s grateful to any-
found in the wild in the spring. ‘True morels,’ Competition and earned a others is my passion,” Program) program at the Ed one considering helping her
or morchella genus are edible and incredi- second place. That made Morgan says. “This trip Tech Center, which is facili- along the say.
ble when cooked. There are also ‘false her eligible to compete at would be an amazing tated by the University of “I have a passion for
morels,’ referring to morel look alikes. the next level—States. opportunity, and would help Michigan-Flint. She also helping and caring for oth-
Pickers are advised to be certain of the spe- During the HOSA State me in securing my future plans to enroll in a local ers and have wanted to be
cies they’ve collected before consuming Leadership Conference, she because of the experience EMT (Emergency Medical in the medical field since I
wild mushrooms. performed well. Morgan I would gain from it.” Technician) program to was very little,” she says.
came out as one of the top Anyone wishing to sup- become certified and go to “HOSA gives students of
three students, thus earning port Morgan’s efforts to work to help pay for her the future health profession

Origami class offered a shot at Nationals this


June.
There is just one road-
attend the HOSA National
Competition my do so by
sending a check to Morgan
college education. Once she
graduates from high school,
Morgan plans to enroll in
learning experience and
opportunity for their
futures.”

Sat. at Lapeer library


LAPEER — The
Lapeer District Library
Outreach Initiative
Coordinator for the Japan
Seven Ponds plans ‘Corks & Caps’
will offer a beginner’s ori- Center for Michigan LAPEER COUNTY ter’s website. event program and the plus miles of trails provide
gami class on Saturday, Universities. The Japan — Seven Ponds Nature Tickets are $75 in nature center’s Heron a peaceful retreat for all to
May 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Outreach Initiative aims to Center will host their advance when purchased Tracks newsletter, and the enjoy.
Marguerite deAngeli promote awareness and annual Corks & Caps by May 27 or $80 at the Platinum, Gold, and Silver All proceeds from this
Branch (921 W. Nepessing understanding of Japan in Fundraiser at the door. Registration is avail- levels include signage at benefit will support the
St.). regions of the United Metamora Golf and able online at www.seven- the event. programs and services of
The program will fea- States with relatively few Country Club on Friday, ponds.org. Seven Ponds Nature Seven Ponds, which relies
ture origami lessons from Japan-related activities May 31 at 6 p.m. Tickets Business and personal Center, located in Dryden completely upon dona-
Kanako Morishita, who and to nurture new leaders are on sale now. sponsorships are available Twp., is a non-profit orga- tions, membership and
works to promote the in the field of grassroots The night’s events at several levels which nization which protects program fees, special
awareness of Japanese exchange. For more infor- include wines and craft include special benefits: nearly 500 acres of woods, grants, and fundraisers for
culture in Michigan. mation about this organi- beers to enjoy, a gourmet Platinum ($1000, includes prairie, and ponds and its operating budget.
During the class, Morishita zation, visit https:// dinner, entertainment, raf- 8 tickets with reserved provides environmental For more information
will offer insight into the jcmuofficialblog.com/. fle prizes, and both a live table), Gold ($750, education services to thou- about registering for the
art of origami and teach This class is free but auction and a super silent includes 6 tickets), Silver sands of area school chil- event, becoming a spon-
easy and registration is required. auction featuring numer- ($500, includes 4 tickets), dren each year. A full slate sor, or making a donation,
advanced origami tech- Call the Fiction Desk at ous high quality items and and Bronze ($250, of activities are offered see the nature center’s
niques. This class is open 810-664-6971 to reserve unique experiences. includes 2 tickets). All throughout the seasons for website, www.seven-
to all skill levels and ages. your spot, or for additional Auction items may be pre- sponsorship levels include children, adults, and fami- ponds.org, or call Seven
Morishita is the Japan details. viewed at the nature cen- recognition in both the lies, and the center’s six- Ponds at 810-796-3200.

Sign up for First Tee at Attica’s Castle Creek Golf Club


TRI-CITY AREA — and Program Director of can play golf at little or no ming, visit the website at
Registration is now open The First Tee of Eastern cost at First Tee Play Days www.thefirstteeeastern-
for The First Tee of Eastern Michigan. “It helps young offered during the summer michigan.org or call Diane
Michigan’s junior golf pro- people develop character at various courses. Wojciechowski, Executive
gram for kids ages 5-18 this by focusing on our Nine For additional informa- Director at 810-249-7060.
summer beginning in June. Core Values (honesty, tion on The First Tee of Registration is also avail-
Five program locations will integrity, sportsmanship, Eastern Michigan or to reg- able at summer program
be offered in Genesee, respect, confidence, respon- ister for summer program- location sites.
Lapeer and Midland coun- sibility, perseverance, cour-
ties including IMA tesy and judgment). These
Brookwood Golf Club values are continually
(Burton), Seifert Golf woven into the daily golf
Center (Grand Blanc), Lake instruction. As participants
Nepessing Golfland work on different golf skills
(Lapeer), Castle Creek Golf through practice and play-
Club (Attica) and NEW this ing golf they discover how
season Currie Golf Course, skills essential to success
Midland. Additional pro- on the golf course can help
Photo provided

grams and play days will them flourish in life.”


also run this summer at The First Tee of Eastern
Swartz Creek Golf Course Michigan provides junior
in Flint. Youths ages 5-18 can learn all about the game golf programming to kids 5
The First Tee offers of golf in the First Tee of Eastern Michigan’s -18 years of age.
programs from Certified junior golf program at Castle Creek Golf Course Registration fee for the
Instructors that teach the in Lum. summer programs are only
fundamentals of the game $100-$125 per participant
of golf. Fun activities are and Healthy Habits of The the unique features that dif- and includes five weeks of
included in each lesson First Tee, values that are all ferentiate The First Tee instruction (classes held
plan to teach proper tech- inherent to the game of from other youth enrich- once a week), a tournament
nique and rules and eti- golf. ment and junior golf pro- and season celebration ban-
quette while emphasizing “The First Tee Life grams” explained Joe quet.
the Life Skills, Core Values Skills Experience is one of Simpson, PGA Professional First Tee participants

Christian School Auction Spaghetti dinner for firefighters


IMLAY CITY — Supporters of the Imlay City LUM — An ‘All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner’
Christian School will congregate at ‘The Bells’ Event will take place at the Arcadia Township Hall this
Center in Almont Saturday, May 18 for the 9th Saturday, May 18, from 4-8 p.m. The fundraiser ben-
Annual ICCS Auction. efits the Lum Fire Department. The cost is $5, free for
Doors will open at ‘The Bells’ (the former Almont children under 12. All are welcome. Proceeds from
Elementary School) at 4 p.m., with dinner scheduled the fundraiser will be used to purchase equipment.
Photo provided

for 4:45 p.m.; followed by the live auction at 6 p.m.


Dinner will be catered by Eloquent Events and
the live auction will be conducted by Rowley Auction Reserve spot for reunion
Services of Attica. CAPAC — The Capac High School All Class
Tickets may be purchased for $25 in advance at
the ICCS office, or at the door for $35.
Reunion will take place on Sunday, June 23 at Holly
Meadows Golf Course, 4855 Capac Road. Doors open
Trophy Tom
For those unable to attend but wish to make a at noon; dinner follows at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per Jonah Morningstar of Imlay City harvested
donation to the Imlay City Christian School, call the person. Make checks payable to CHS Reunion and this big ol’ Tom Turkey here in Lapeer
school at 810-724-5695 or drop off or send checks to mail to P.O. Box 522, Capac, MI 48014. Deadline to County on April 26. Jonah is all smiles after
the school at 7197 E. Imlay City Rd., 48444. reserve a spot is June 1, 2019. putting this big bird down.
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Spotlight on Imlay City’s Top Ten


IMLAY CITY — A Lomakoski. Aaron states, Leah’s life is her grandpa, up the Eastern Michigan in environmental/sustainabil-
large number of schools no “He has taught me many life John Hochradel. “He is the State Fairgrounds and clean- ity sciences and general
longer use the traditional lessons that will assist me in one who planted the seed for ing up the Imlay City foot- music. The most influential
classification of Valedictorian my future endeavors.” my love of the ocean. He’s ball field and track facility. person in Nick’s life is defi- Casey
and Salutatorian; many other The 2019 Imlay City always taught me how to be She plans to attend Oakland nitely his mom, Heather. McCarthy
schools are moving in that High School co-salutatorian my best self and to never University where she will Nicholas states, “She has
same direction. At Imlay City is Benjamin Robert Kouri. back down from a chal- study medicine in hopes of always supported me and
High School, we believe the Ben is the son of Susan and lenge.” becoming a dermatologist. pushed me to be the best per-
distinction to be an important Paul Kouri of Attica. He Jersey Marie Kolasa Robin will also compete on son I could be. I would not
one, and one worthy of rec- earned a 4.00000 grade point has attained a 4.00000 grade Oakland University’s track have all these future opportu-
ognition. average. Ben has been named point average over her four and field team. The most nities without her support
In 2007, the guidelines to the “All A’s Honor Roll” years of high school. She is influential person in Robin’s and love.”
for qualification and selec- throughout his high school the daughter of Judy and life is her mom, Dawn. She Megan Jeanette Tietz
tion for these distinctions career. He has also had per- Lucos Kolasa of Imlay City. states, “She has helped me has earned a 3.96819 grade
were reviewed to emphasize fect attendance for his fresh- Jersey has been on the “All through every step in my life. point average during her four
performance on the ACT or man, sophomore and junior A’s Honor Roll” during her She was always there for me years of high school. She is Aaron
SAT examination and to years. Ben has earned the entire high school career. She when I was stressed and has the daughter of Jamie and Antonelli
reward students for attempt- “Citizenship” award for his is a member of the Student always been my biggest fan. Roy Tietz of Imlay City.
ing the most rigorous course outstanding commitment to Council and Spanish Club. I do not believe that I am Megan is a member of the
schedule possible. The guide- the community. He is a mem- She has received academic completely ready to be on National Honor Society serv-
lines were designed to more ber of the National Honor awards in every class and the my own, but my mom has ing as treasurer her senior
closely align them with those Society; holding the office of Citizenship Award during her given me all the tools I need year. She is also a member of
used for special distinction at warden. Ben is a member of high school career. Jersey is to be successful and find my class council serving as trea-
the university level through the Recycling Club, very involved with dance and way. Plus, I know that she surer for all four years.
the Phi Beta Kappa system. Chemistry Club and Book has participated in it since will still be there with her Megan has been on the “All
This system was also adopt- Club. In addition, Ben has she was four years old along advice and contagious cheer- A’s Honor Roll” for her
ed by the Detroit News volunteered at the Ruth with gymnastics for one year. fulness when I need her.” entire high school career. She Ben
Scholar program and is cur- Hughes Memorial Library She will be attending Mott Earning a 4.00000 grade is a member of the Imlay Kouri
rently used by the Blue and donates blood to the Community College to pur- point average during his high City Spartan Marching Band
Water Area Conference to American Red Cross regular- sue a degree in culinary arts. school career is Avery and served as section leader
determine its highest aca- ly. He hopes to be a lifelong While attending college, Russell Whitney. His par- her senior year. Megan is a
demic honors. donor. After graduation, Ben Jersey plans to pursue acting ents are Melissa and Eric three-year girls’ golf team
The Imlay City High plans to attend the University also. The most influential Whitney of Imlay City. member and is a four-year
School Class of 2019’s vale- of Michigan-Ann Arbor to people in her life are her par- Avery has been on the “All- varsity girls’ tennis member.
dictorian is Casey James major in environmental sci- ents, Judy and Lucos Kolasa. A’s Honor Roll” his entire She is a member of the Blue
McCarthy, who carries a ence with a conservation “My mom teaches me to this high school career. He is a Water Area Conference All-
4.00000 grade point average. biology specialization, or day. She taught me to see the member of the National Academic team in 2016,
Casey is the son of Denise earth and environmental sci- bright side in everything. She Honor Society and alto saxo- 2017, 2018 and 2019 for
and Allen McCarthy of ences, with an environmental is the sunshine of my life. phonist in the Imlay City girls’ tennis and 2017, 2018 Leah
Almont. He has been on the science sub-plan. After he My dad taught me the real- Spartan Marching Band. and 2019 for girls’ golf. Knezevich
“All A’s Honor Roll” during earns his degree, Ben hopes ness of life. He taught me Avery also volunteers as a Megan plans to attend
his entire high school career. to pursue a career with one that all success comes with math mentor for the Imlay Oakland University in the
Casey is a member of the of the following; U.S. Forest some failure and sometimes City Camp Overdrive in the pre-law program, majoring in
Chemistry Club and the var- Service, U.S. Fish and you have to fail to succeed. summer. He has competed in psychology. She plans to
sity Quiz Bowl team. Casey Wildlife, the Michigan He is my best friend.” boys’ cross-country and track continue her studies and go
received the National Merit Department of Natural Robin Lynn LeFevere and field his entire four years on to law school. The most
Commendation award, the Resources, or an organization has earned a 4.00000 grade of high school. Avery is a influential person in Megan’s
AP Scholar with Honors related to the conservation of point average during her high three-year varsity member of life is her sister, Samantha.
award and the Bausch and nature. Thus far, Ben states, school career. Her parents are each team and has received She states, “Her hard work-
Lomb Science award. “the most influential person Dawn and Michael LeFevere the Blue Water Area ing disposition has inspired
Additionally, he has received in my life is my father. He of Imlay City. Robin has Conference All-Academic me to be the person I am Jersey
a Merit Scholarship from the has taught me a lot about been on the “All-A’s Honor award every year. He was the today.” Kolasa
University of Michigan-Ann what to do and what not to Roll” for her entire high boys’ tennis team MVP from Joshua David Pankey
Arbor. His hobbies include do. Without him, I would be school career. She is a mem- 2016-2018. Avery was Blue has earned a 3.96026 grade
reading and debating. Casey a very different individual ber of the National Honor Water Area Conference 1st point average. He is the son
will be attending University today. The help he has pro- Society and Student Council. Team in boys’ tennis for of LeAnne and Justin Pankey
of Michigan-Ann Arbor vided allowed me to suc- Robin has attended Michigan 2016-17 and 2017-18. He of Imlay City. Joshua has
where he will major in phar- ceed.” Girls State and is a member was Blue Water Area been on the Academic Honor
maceutical science. Casey Leah Marie Knezevich of the Recycling Club, Conference Honorable Roll his entire high school
hopes to attend Oxford is an outstanding senior that CrossFit Club and Olympic Mention in boys’ cross-coun- career. He is a member of the
University for graduate has earned a 4.00000 grade Weightlifting Club. Robin is try for 2018-19. Avery plans National Honor Society and
school to earn a Ph.D. and point average. Leah is the a member of Solo and to attend Cincinnati was an Imlay City Spartan Robin
his goal is to be instrumental daughter of Lori and Steve Ensemble and received 1st University in the honors pro- Marching Band member for LeFevere
in researching and develop- Knezevich of Imlay City. She Division ratings for flute gram and pursue a degree in most of his high school
ing new medications. He is a member of the National duet and flute trio. She is a architecture. Avery states, career. Joshua has been
states, “Every person has Honor Society and has been member of the Spartan “My father has been the involved in the Boys Scouts
been influential who has on the “All-A’s Honor Roll” Marching Band and is sec- greatest influence in my life. since he was in fifth grade
passed through my life and for her entire high school tion leader for the flutes and He has taught me to be driv- and attained the rank of
influenced me to become the career. Leah is a Class piccolos. Robin is a three- en and ambitious and has Eagle Scout in June of 2018.
person I am.” Representative and a member year varsity girls’ track and shown me that dedication is He participated on the boys’
The Imlay City High of Class Council; serving as field member receiving Blue the key to achieving my cross-country teams during
School Class of 2019’s co- publicity manager for both. Water Area Conference All- dreams.” his freshman and sophomore
salutatorian is Aaron James She has been a member of Academic awards each year. Nicholas Robert Hayes years. Joshua was on the
Antonelli II, who carries a the Imlay City Marching She was Blue Water Area has earned a 3.97723 grade Blue Water Area Conference Avery
4.00000 grade point average. Band and color guard captain Conference 1st Team in girls’ point average during his four All-Academic team for Whitney
Aaron is the son of Tara since 2015. Leah has track for 4x200-meter relay, years of high school. His cross-country in 2015. He
Antonelli of Imlay City and received a perfect attendance 200-meter dash and long parents are Heather and has been a member of his
Aaron Antonelli of Brown award and citizenship award. jump. Robin was the girls’ James Hayes of Lynn. church youth group for many
City. He is a member of the She has received individual track team MVP and team Nicholas has been on the years and volunteers at
National Honor Society and teacher awards for language Captain for 2017-18. In “All-A’s Honor Roll” for his Vacation Bible School.
currently holds the office of arts, science, math and social 2017-18, she was also Blue entire high school career. He Joshua also volunteers to
vice-president. Aaron has studies for academic excel- Water Area Conference 200- is a member of the National pick up roadways and pack
been on the “All A’s Honor lence throughout her high meter dash record holder, Honor Society; serving as food at a foodbank with his
Roll” for his entire high school career. Leah has also long jump record holder and inductions manager during youth group. He currently
school career. He is active in been a member of the varsity Imlay City High School long his junior and senior years. works at Taco Bell while Megan
school clubs and is a member dance team, girls’ basketball jump school record holder. Nicholas was a member of attending school. Mott Tietz
of the varsity Quiz Bowl, the team, varsity track team and Robin was Blue Water Area the Quiz Bowl team serving Community College is where
Recycling Club and Spartan cross-country team. Leah is a Conference Honorable as captain in his junior year Joshua will attend to pursue
Nation. In addition, Aaron three-year varsity track ath- Mention for the 4X100-meter and participated in the Mock a degree to be certified in
was a member of the junior lete and has received the relay for 2017-18. She com- Trial serving as a defense heating, cooling and ventila-
varsity boys’ soccer team. He Blue Water Area Conference peted at Division 2 MHSAA witness. Nicholas volunteers tion after high school. He has
volunteered at Rotary Club All-Academic award each State Finals in the 200-meter and is very involved with his intentions to work in his
during his junior and senior year. In addition, Leah has dash and was 6th place at the church; he is lead tenor in trade after graduation from
years. Aaron has also been a volunteered as a senior escort MHSAA State Finals in the the church choir; sing and college. Joshua’s brother,
volunteer at the St. Clement for graduation, Elementary long jump. Robin was a play leader for Vacation Austin Pankey, is the most
Catholic Church soup kitch- Kick-Off for the Summer finalist for the MHSAA Bible School and is an assis- influential person in his life.
en in Romeo. He will be Reading program, The Scholar-Athlete award for tant teacher for Catechism. He stated, “He is very suc- Nicholas
attending Oakland University Devoted Barn program and 2018-19. She has participated In addition, Nicholas has cessful and currently work- Hayes
where he will major in bio- vacation bible school, the in and volunteers for St. volunteered his services for ing in his field while attend-
chemistry. Aaron hopes to Blueberry Festival, Young Cornelius Church as a Habitat for Humanity learn- ing college at Kettering. He
further his education at the Life Trash Pick-up and field Eucharistic Minister and vol- ing what it takes to build a is my mentor and is repre-
University of Michigan-Ann day. Additionally, she has unteers at the Blueberry home from scratch. He sentative of what I want to
Arbor for graduate school, to been employed at Tim Festival, Math & Science enjoys cooking in his spare be in my life.”
earn his masters and doctor- Hortons as a barista and as a Night at Weston Elementary, time and loves planning Editor’s note: A heartfelt
ate in biochemistry. He babysitter. Leah plans to Engineering Night at the meals for his family. thank you to Renee L.
would like to be instrumental attend Eckerd College locat- Imlay City Middle School Nicholas plans to attend Billington, longtime adminis-
in discovering cures for dis- ed in St. Petersburg, Florida and judges CrossFit competi- Western Michigan University trative assistant at Imlay City
eases. The most influential and major in marine science tions. Robin has also partici- to major in chemical engi- High School for compiling
Joshua
person in his life is his great- and computer science. The pated with Lapeer neering with a focus in ener- the information and photos
Pankey
grandfather, Steve most influential person in Community Church cleaning gy management with minors for this article.

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Imlay City wins


their own invite
Spartans go 3-0 en route to title
By Kevin Kissane gle and a double) plus
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Leah Dawson, Abigail
Thibodeau, Emma Sellers
The Imlay City varsity and Skylar Stone (two sin-
softball team went 3-0 en gle apiece) put up Imlay
route to a first-place finish City’s top plate creden-
at an invitational it hosted tials.
last Saturday. Isabella Barker was
Imlay City began tour- the winning Imlay City
nament action with a 10-7 pitcher, registering six
win against Rochester strikeouts along the way.

Photo by Helfer Photography


Adams.
Emily Orlowski (a sin- Invite page 22

Almont’s Parker Zisler looks to tag out a Richmond foe at third base during a BWAC encounter
last week.

Almont drops a pair to Richmond


By Kevin Kissane Friday. Gavin Dempz sup- Almont’s offensive
Tri-City Times Sports Editor In the opener, plied the lone Almont attack. He was backed
Richmond claimed a 3-1 run. by Nolan Idyle (a pair of
ALMONT — Almont win against Almont. In the nightcap, singles) plus Reis Stine,
dropped a pair of contests Adam Campbell, Jack Richmond pulled out a Paupert and Zisler (a sin-
to visiting Richmond in a Paupert, Nick Wilson, 5-4 victory over gle apiece).
Blue Water Area Parker Zisler and Colton Almont. Almont received their
Conference varsity base- Kruse led Almont with a Campbell (two singles runs from Campbell
ball doubleheader last single each. and a double) paced (three) and Zisler (one).
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Imlay rolls past Algonac, 107-29


Imlay City’s Kendall Whitsett lays down a bunt
Spartan girls’ run faster and jump higher on way to win
in action Saturday at the Spartan Invite. By Kevin Kissane prevailed. They registered
Tri-City Times Sports Editor respective times of 54.99
seconds, 1:51.33, 4:24.09

Almont is second IMLAY CITY —


Imlay City earned a 107-29
win against visiting
and 12:49.93 along the way.
Aubrie Behrick, long
jump, 13 feet 1 1/2 inches;

at BWAC Tourney Algonac in a Blue Water


Area Conference girls’
track encounter on Tuesday,
Sophia Rosillo, shot put, 26
feet 7 1/4 inches; Samantha
Kouri, discus, 78 feet 6 1/2
By Kevin Kissane Water Area Conference May 7. inches; Hubbard, 400-meter
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Tournament hosted by Mary Lengemann, high dash, 1:04.88; Mary
Armada High School.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

jump (5 feet) and pole vault Lengemann, 1600-meter


TRI-CITY AREA — Yale’s 45-point total (8 feet); Robin LeFevere, run, 5:49.36; and Izzy
The Almont and Imlay set the pace. They were long jump (15 feet 5 1/2 Aune, 3200 run, 13:25.2;
City girls’ tennis teams followed by Almont (44 inches) and 200 dash (27.07 provided Imlay City’s sec-
registered a second and points), Armada (42), seconds); Lisa Harmon, onds.
fifth, respectively, last shot put, 26 feet 11 inches; Ana Lengemann, high
Saturday at the Blue Second page 22 Sophia Rosillo, discus, 88 Imlay City’s Amber Flowers (L) and Vicki
feet 2 inches; Jillian McTaggert (middle) compete in the 800 run. Spartans page 22
LeFevere, 100 dash (14.24
seconds) and 300-meter Imlay City’s
hurdles (54.98 seconds); Carlee
McKinzie Winget, 400 Forsyth and
dash, 1:04.4; Jessica Jillian
Denver, 800 (2:31.93) and LeFevere
1600-meter (5:37.7) runs; compete in
and Ana Lengemann, 3200 the 300 hur-
run, 12:48.11; furnished dles at last
Imlay City’s individual week’s meet
event wins. versus
The Imlay City 400 Algonac.
(Jillian LeFevere, Layla
Dalecke, Carlee Forsyth
and Winget), 800 (Jillian
LeFevere, Robin LeFevere,
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Winget and Forsyth), 1600


(Ana Lengemann, Mary
Lengemann, Winget and
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Denver) and 3200 (Sarah


Hubbard, Kayla Louwsma,
Elizabeth Sliman and Ana
Almont third doubles performer Elisa Kraft Lengemann) relays also
returns a shot in BWAC action last week.

Capac edged twice Almont golf team


by Brown City sets pace again
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Rayl and Jellison shoot 37 and
CAPAC — The Capac varsity baseball
38 to lead the Raiders in win
team fell twice to host Brown City in a By Kevin Kissane Lakeview Hills Golf
Greater Thumb Conference East Division dou- Tri-City Times Sports Editor Course, in Lexington, is
bleheader Monday. where the action unfolded.
In the opener, Brown City pulled out a 4-3 TRI-CITY AREA — Jacob Rayl shot a 37
victory over Capac. Almont (164) outshot the Yale and Jack Jellison carded a
Jakob Sawyers led Capac with a pair of (169), North Branch (179), 38 to lead Almont. The
Photo by Kevin Kissane

singles. He was backed by Danny Parski (a Richmond (198), Armada Raiders also counted 45s
double) along with Dylan Brecht and Fisher (218), Imlay City (220) and from Joe Berger and Paul
Maul (a single each). Cros-Lex (248) golf teams en Biolchini.
In the nightcap, Brown City posted a 1-0 route to a first-place finish at For Imlay City, Mitch
triumph against Capac. a Blue Water Area Conference Allen and Andy Hintz posted
Sawyers (a single) provided the lone David Pearl, of Capac, slides safely in to third base Jamboree Tournament on 52s. Connor Kovacik and
Capac base hit. during Monday’s matchup at Brown City. Tuesday, May 7. Quintin Zinger added 58s.
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Soccer

Parisot nets six goals for Capac City, 8-0, in a Greater Capac used a 7-0 opening Parisot (one each) fur-
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Thumb Conference South half advantage and a 1-0 nished Capac’s assists.
Division girls’ soccer second half edge to prevail. Haydn Hurley and
CAPAC — Capac encounter last Friday. Lizzy Parisot led Capac Savannah Frank shared the
rolled past host Brown In Friday’s encounter, with a six-goal effort. Erica goalkeeping chores for
Yeashevich added the Capac. Hurley wound up
remaining two Chief goals. with six saves, while Frank
Yeashevich (three) plus did not face a shot during
Macaylah Malloy and her stint in net.

Memphis gets 8-3 win over Capac


CAPAC — Capac of the way, pulling out an
dropped an 8-3 verdict to 8-3 victory.
host Memphis in a Greater Samantha King (two)
Thumb Conference South and Erica Yeashevich
Division soccer clash last (one) provided Capac’s
Wednesday. goals.
In Wednesday’s clash, Emily Vermeesch (two)
Capac and Memphis ended and Camden Gaedcke (one)

Photo by Kevin Kissane


the initial half with two furnished Capac’s assists.
goals apiece. Haydn Hurley went the
Memphis then out- distance in net for Capac,
scored Capac 6-1 the rest registering 10 saves.

Dryden nets 5-1 win over Sandusky


Capac’s Lizzy Parisot looks to score during a
Photo by Kevin Kissane

match versus Marlette earlier this season.

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Dryden with three goals.
The Cardinals also had
Lexi Seitz and Ally Sobek
Capac drops clash versus Marlette
Almont’s Hannah Schuchard (L) battles a North DRYDEN — Dryden (a goal apiece) reach the By Kevin Kissane In Monday’s matchup,
Branch foe for the ball. downed host Sandusky, scoring column. Marlette used a 3-0 first
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
5-1, in a Greater Thumb Alissa Hurd, Maria half advantage and a 3-0
Almont defeats North Branch, 4-0 Conference South Division
girls’ soccer confrontation
last Friday.
Ryan, Jenna Peters, Natalie
Embree and Sobek added
an assist each to Dryden’s
CAPAC — Capac
wound up with a 6-0 defeat
second half edge to
prevail.
to visiting Marlette in a Haydn Hurley drew
By Kevin Kissane Wednesday. Alexis Schurke paced cause. Greater Thumb Conference the goalkeeping assign-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Alayna Panduren, Madi South Division girls’ soc- ment for Capac that day.
ALMONT — The
Almont girls’ soccer team
Cafek, Hannah Schuchard
and McKenna Castillo led
Almont with a goal apiece.
Imlay gives Kearsley a 5-0 loss cer encounter Monday eve-
ning.
Hurley finished with seven
saves.
turned back visiting North Aliyah Cremeans and By Kevin Kissane Louwsma (one each) sup-
Branch, 4-0, in an opening
round game of the Blue
Savannah Tormala shared
the goalkeeping responsi-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor plied Imlay City’s goals.
Louwsma added an
Dryden soccer rolls by Brown City
Water Area Conference bilities for Almont. They IMLAY CITY — assist to Imlay City’s DRYDEN — Dryden Sobek (three), Jenna
Tournament last managed four saves each. Imlay City defeated visit- cause. downed visiting Brown Peters and Schuhrke (two
ing Flint Kearsley, 5-0, in a Gia Hart and Katlyn City, 10-2, in a Greater apiece) along with Maria

Dryden knocks off Marlette, 2-1 non-league girls’ soccer


battle last Friday.
Kaylee Kaminski (two)
Judd shared the goalkeep-
ing chores for the winning
Imlay City side. They were
Thumb Conference South
Division clash Monday.
Ally Sobek and Lexi
Ryan, Jordan Peters and
Josie Carpenter (one
each) furnished Dryden’s
DRYDEN — Dryden Lexi Seitz and Jenna credited with two saves Seitz led Dryden with three assists.
plus Starr Howland,
knocked off Greater Thumb Peters had Dryden’s each. goals apiece. They were Ashley Hickmott and
Madison Warren and Kayla
Conference South Division assists. backed by Alexis Schuhrke Carpenter shared the goal-
leader and host Marlette,
prevailing via a 2-1 count
in a girls’ soccer nailbiter
Josie Carpenter got the
win in net for Dryden. She
wound up three saves,
Almont soccer blanks rival Yale, 5-0 (two goals) along with
Alissa Hurd and Jenna
keeping chores for Dryden.
They managed two saves
ALMONT — Almont each for the Raiders. Peters (one each). apiece.
last Wednesday. including one off a free
claimed a 5-0 win against Panduren (two) plus
Imlay City posts 8-0 win over Cros-Lex
Alexis Schuhrke led kick with one second
Dryden with a pair of goals. remaining. visiting Yale in a Blue Hannah Revoldt, Lindsey
Water Area Conference Wilson and Caroline

Almont drops one on the road girls’ soccer matchup on


Monday, May 6.
Caroline Tormala led
Tormala (one apiece) fur-
nished Almont’s assists.
Aliyah Cremeans
IMLAY CITY —
Imlay City bested visiting
Kaminski added a goal
apiece to the Spartans’
ALMONT — Almont and Aliyah Cremeans Cros-Lex, 8-0, in a Blue cause.
Almont with a pair of goals. (threes saves) and Savannah
was handed an 8-0 setback shared the goalkeeping Water Area Conference Louwsma and Perry
Madi Cafek, Hannah Tormala (one) shared the
by host Flint Powers in a responsibilities for Almont Tournament round two (two each) plus Madison
Schuchard and Alayna goalkeeping chores for
non-league girls’ soccer that day. They collected girls’ soccer battle Monday. Warren (one) contributed
Panduren added one goal Almont.
clash last Friday. 10 and six saves, Jackie Perry, Kaylee Imlay City’s assists.
Kaminski and Starr Gia Hart was the win-
Imlay City drops a clash to Algonac
Savannah Tormala respectively.
Howland paced Imlay City ning Imlay City goalkeep-

Athlete of the Week


with two goals each. Kayla er. Hart did not face a shot
IMLAY CITY — plied both Imlay City Louwsma and Mary on goal.
Imlay City returned from goals.
Algonac with a 5-2 loss in
an opening round girls’
Kayla Louwsma added
an assist to Imlay City’s Almont drops 2-1 outcome to Armada
soccer contest at the Blue cause. ALMONT — The Conference Tournament sec-
Water Area Conference Gia Hart handled the Almont girls’ soccer team ond round contest Monday.
Tournament last goalkeeping chores for fell a goal short, dropping a Hannah Schuchard sup-
Wednesday. Imlay City. She finished 2-1 verdict to host Armada plied the lone Almont goal
Kaylee Kaminski sup- with 14 saves. in a Blue Water Area that day.

Golf

Capac golf winds up with a second


Almont junior track Capac junior Lizzy CAPAC — The Capac Course, in Capac, served as Harbor Beach also Uribe’s 52, Josh Crane’s 59
standout Seth Helfer col- Parisot netted six goals golf team took second in a the tournament venue. competed, but did not field and Cody Bobcean’s 71.
lected four firsts against for her soccer team Greater Thumb Conference Ubly (207) paced the a complete squad.
Richmond and Armada
in a BWAC meet last
against host Brown City
last Friday.
Jamboree Tournament on
Monday, May 6.
field assembled. They were
followed by Capac (228)
Kayden Braun led
Capac with a 46. The
Almont second,
week.
For his performance,
Helfer earns our Boys’
For her effort,
Parisot claims our Girls’
Athlete of the Week
Holly Meadows Golf and Brown City (236). Chiefs also counted Tony Imlay City fifth
TRI-CITY AREA —
Athlete of the Week
honor.
honor.
Sports Schedule The Almont and Imlay City
boys’ golf teams took sec-
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Baseball 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Boys’ Golf
CITIZENS Wednesday, May 15 Thursday, May 16 Almont, Imlay City at Wednesday, May 15 last Friday at a Blue Water
FRANKENMUTH Dryden at Owen-Gage, Dryden at Kingston, 4 p.m. BWAC Meet, Armada, Capac at Brown City Area Conference Jamboree
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SELECTIVE 4 p.m. Almont at Lutheran North, Girls’ Soccer
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Bay City All Saints at Almont at Armada, Thursday, May 16 41. Jacob Rayl and Seth
Capac at GTC Tourney,
Dryden 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Country Day at Almont, VanHoutte followed with
Capac at Ubly, 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Scenic Golf Course, TBA
Tuesday, May 21 42s. Thomas Manko and
BEST PRINTING. BEST PRICE. Tuesday, May 21 Boys and Girls’ Track Friday, May 17 Ethan Viaene shared the
North Branch at Imlay Friday, May 17 Memphis at Capac, Dryden at North Huron,
Bird Creek Golf Course, fourth and final scoring
City, 4 p.m Dryden at Division 4 3:30 p.m. spot with 44s.
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Tennis Baseball
Imlay City
fourth sin-
gles per-
Imlay City claims a second
former IMLAY CITY — The Dingwell (a pair of singles) were added up, Carrollton
Chloe Imlay City varsity baseball led Imlay City with multi- pulled out a 6-5 victory in a
Lowe team split two games, pav- ple-hit efforts. Ross Edson, contest spanning eight
returns a ing the way to a second last Ricky Guerrero and Dakota innings.
shot dur- Saturday at the Caro Sandzik added a single Dylan Belan (a single
ing a Tournament. each for the Spartans. and a triple) and Dingwell
BWAC Imlay City started That landed Imlay City (a pair of singles) put up
encounter things off with a 6-3 win a spot in the title game Imlay City’s top plate cre-
at home against Caro. where Carrollton provided dentials. They were backed
last week. Logan Wilson (two sin- their opposition. by Adam VanBuren and
gles and a double) and Zack When the final scores Edson (a single apiece).

Capac baseball splits road clashes

Photo by Kevin Kissane


CAPAC — The Capac dropped a 7-3 outcome. In the nightcap, Capac
varsity baseball team David Pearl led Capac earned a 3-1 win.
halved a pair of games with a pair of singles. He Sawyers (a pair of sin-
with host Elkton-Pigeon was backed by Jakob gles) and Joe Peters (a sin-
BayPort on Monday, May Sawyers, Brad Schaefer gle) furnished Capac’s hits.

Imlay City defeats rival Algonac, 6-2


6. and Danny Parski (a single Brendan Falco was the
In the opener, Capac each). winning Capac pitcher.

By Kevin Kissane 6-0, 6-0 top flight win;


Mackenzie Allen picked up
posted a 6-2, 6-1 top flight
win; Megan Tietz and Sofia
Imlay City drops games to Cros-Lex
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
a 6-2, 6-4 victory at second Villeda obtained a 6-2, IMLAY CITY — City’s expense. Lex picked up an 11-0 vic-
IMLAY CITY — singles; Joelle Jones fur- 6-0 victory at second dou- Imlay City dropped a pair Dom Kirby (a single tory over Imlay City.
Imlay City downed visiting nished a 6-0, 6-2 third flight bles; Mallory Wetzel and of verdicts to host Cros- and a double) led Imlay Dylan Belan paced
Algonac, 6-2, in a Blue triumph; plus Chloe Lowe Lotta Ziegler claimed a Lex in a Blue Water Area City at the plate. He was Imlay City with a double,
Water Area Conference dropped a 1-6, 4-6 verdict 6-1, 7-6 third flight triumph Conference varsity base- backed by Ricky Guerrero, The Spartans also received
girls’ tennis clash it hosted at fourth singles. plus Angelique Perrault ball doubleheader on Zack Dingwell and Ross a single each from Zachry
on Tuesday, May 7. As far as doubles play and Olivia Wimpari fell Tuesday, May 7. Edson (a single apiece). Blount, Brent Williams and
In individual action, was concerned, Kendall 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 at fourth dou- In the opener, Cros-Lex In the nightcap, Cros- Dakota Sandzik.
Summer Stoldt netted a Sommer and Baylee Wetzel bles. claimed an 8-5 win at Imlay

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Conference girls’ tennis Jenna Hausmann netted a doubles; Elisa Kraft and with a pair of losses in a
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Softball

Capac outscores Memphis


By Kevin Kissane Samantha Hull and Ally a triple) paced Capac.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Dean (a pair of singles Alyssa Orlando, Wheeler
apiece) led Capac with and Husovsky (three sin-
CAPAC — Capac multiple-hit performances. gles each), Amador (a sin-
swept Memphis in a varsity Shelby Husovsky (a triple) gle and a double), Hull (a
softball doubleheader last and Natalie Maday (a sin- pair of singles), Dean (a
Wednesday. gle) also reached the hitting double) plus Fay Abdelnour
Pine Grove Park, in column. and McKennah Hopkins (a
Port Huron, is where the Mason was the winning single apiece) supported
games were contested. Capac pitcher. She allowed her performance.
In the opener, Capac three hits, struck out four Orlando was Capac’s
claimed a 13-2 win against and walked four over five pitcher of record. She gave
Memphis. innings. up nine hits over two
Madison Wheeler In the second game, innings, struck out none
(three singles), Meriah Capac notched a 23-9 vic- and walked two.
Mason and Izabelle Amador tory over Memphis. That Mason worked one

Photo by Kevin Kissane


(a single and a double each) battle lasted three innings. inning for Capac, allowing
and Aubree Smith, Smith (two singles and two hits.

Imlay splits with Notre Dame Prep Capac’s Samantha Hull reaches for a throw as a Brown City rival makes
By Kevin Kissane Emma Sellers (three the winning Imlay City it safely to third base during Monday’s GTC doubleheader.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor singles), Leah Dawson (a pitcher. She allowed six

IMLAY CITY — The


Imlay City varsity softball
team halved a pair of non-
single and a double) plus
Abigail Thibodeau, Jaya
Forti and Skylar Stone (a
pair of singles apiece) led
hits over seven innings,
struck out nine and walked
three.
In the nightcap, Imlay
Capac drops contests to Brown City
league contests with Notre Imlay City at the plate. City dropped a 1-0 out- By Kevin Kissane Conference East Division ry over Capac.
Dame Prep last Thursday. They were backed by come to Notre Dame Prep. Tri-City Times Sports Editor twinbill Monday. Aubree Smith led
In the opener, Imlay Mackenzie Hayward (a Dawson (a single) fur- In the opener, Brown Capac with a homer. She
City notched a 6-2 victory single). nished the lone Imlay City CAPAC — The Capac City notched a 3-0 win was backed by Dean
over Notre Dame Prep. Isabella Barker was base hit. varsity softball team put against Capac. (a double) along with
up a good fight, only to Ally Dean (a single) Madison Wheeler, Shelby
drop a pair of diamond supplied the lone Capac hit. Husovsky, Meriah Mason

Capac softball drops road clashes encounters to host Brown


City in a Greater Thumb
In the nightcap, Brown
City picked up a 4-3 victo-
and Natalie Maday (a sin-
gle each).

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Pigeon BayPort made
Capac absorb a 12-5 loss.
Aubree Smith (a single
Smith (a single each).
In the nightcap, Elkton-
Pigeon BayPort picked up a
Almont drops contests to North Branch
CAPAC — The Capac and a triple) and Izabelle 9-1 victory over Capac. ALMONT — Almont Grace Johnson led Hall (two singles and a
varsity softball team Amador (a single and a Ally Dean (a single and dropped a pair of games Almont with a pair of double) paced Almont’s
dropped both ends of a double) led Capac with a double) and Husovsky (a to visiting North Branch singles. The Raiders also offensive attack. She was
doubleheader with host multiple-hit performances. pair of singles) paced in a Blue Water Area had Laken Campbell and backed by Hannah
Elkton-Pigeon BayPort on They were backed by Capac’s offensive attack. Conference varsity softball Sarah Hall (a single Landerschier (a pair of sin-
Monday, May 6. Madison Wheeler, Shelby Amador added a double to doubleheader last each) reach the hitting gles), Campbell and
In the opener, Elkton- Husovsky and Aubree the Chiefs’ cause. Wednesday. column. Johnson (two singles
In the opener, North In the second game, apiece) plus Samantha
Branch registered a 7-2 tri- North Branch pulled out an Dyer, Hannah Feys and

Imlay City falls twice to Romeo umph against Almont. 8-7 victory over Almont. Olivia Malcolm.

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
against Imlay City.
Leah Dawson collect-
over Imlay City.
Emma Sellers (a dou-
Spartans gain split with BWAC foe
ed a pair of doubles and ble and a triple) plus IMLAY CITY — The Emma Sellers (a single and Isabella Barker (two
IMLAY CITY — Abigail Thibodeau sup- Emily Orlowski, Barker Imlay City varsity softball a double) and Leah singles and a double),
Imlay City fell twice to plied a pair of singles to and Thibodeau (a pair of team halved a Blue Water Dawson (a pair of singles) Kendall Whitsett and
visiting Romeo in a lead Imlay City. Isabella singles apiece) proved Area Conference twinbill posted Imlay City’s top Dawson (three singles
non-league varsity soft- Barker and Jaya Forti (a Imlay City’s toughest it hosted versus Cros-Lex plate credentials. Kayla apiece), Makenzie
ball doubleheader last single each) also reached outs. They were backed last Wednesday. Rossen (a double) plus Hayward (a single and a
Friday. the hitting column. by Kendall Whitsett, In the opener, Cros- Jaya Forti and Emily double), Abigail Thibodeau
In the opener, Romeo In the nightcap, Natalie Douglas and Forti Lex claimed a 6-1 win Orlowski (a single each) and Orlowski (two singles
registered a 12-1 triumph Romeo posted a 10-7 win (a single each). against Imlay City. also reached the hitting each) plus Forti and
column. Sellers (a single apiece)
In the nightcap, Imlay had Imlay City’s hits.
City bounced back with a Forti got the win with
6-2 victory over Cros-Lex. relief help from Barker.

Second: Imlay City fifth


in BWAC final standings
from page 19 singles), Rachelle Baker
(third singles) and Jenna
Cros-Lex (39), Imlay City Hausmann (fourth singles)
(23), Richmond (20) and gave Almont thirds.
Algonac (11). Maddie Robbins and
Maria Bussone led Chloe Hunger (first dou-
Almont that day. Bussone bles) added a fourth to
ended action as champion Almont’s cause.
at first singles. Summer Stoldt fur-
Rachel Tietschert and nished the top Imlay City
Lydia Schlander (second showing that day. Stoldt
doubles), Elisa Kraft and placed third at first sin-
Kaylee Brown (third dou- gles.
bles) plus Keelie Bentz Imlay City also
Photo by Kevin Kissane

and Monica Latcha (fourth received a fourth courtesy


doubles) supplied from their third doubles
Almont’s seconds. team of Mallory Wetzel
Paige Hunger (second and Lotta Ziegler.

Imlay City catcher Skylar Stone looks to stop a Lutheran North runner from crossing home.

Invite: Spartan girls go 3-0 en route to tourney title


from page 19
Jaya Forti got the save.
Imlay City then
improved their tournament
mark to 2-0, thanks to an
8-2 victory over
Marysville.
Barker (a home run
and two singles) and
Thibodeau (three singles)
led Imlay City at the plate.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Sellers (two singles) and


Orlowski (a single) also
reached the hitting col-
umn.
Forti was Imlay City’s
pitcher of record, striking Imlay City’s Mallory Wetzel returns a shot dur-
out four en route. ing a match this past week.
Photo provided

Makenzie Hayward
notched the save for the
Spartans. Spartans: shot put, 25 feet 11 1/2
inches; Dalecke, 100 dash,
Imlay City then closed The Imlay City varsity softball team celebrates a first-place finish last from page 19 14.79 seconds; Forsyth,
out their unbeaten tourna- Saturday at an invitational it hosted. 300-meter hurdles, 55.57
ment run with an 8-4 tri- jump, 4 feet 6 inches; seconds; Louwsma, 800
umph against Lutheran Imlay City to a favorable Imlay City with multiple- Thibodeau, Barker and Sydney Kapushinski, long run, 2:49.31; and Elizabeth
North. outcome. hit efforts. They were Sellers (a single apiece). jump (12 feet 8 1/4 inches) Sliman, 1600-meter run,
It was there a seven- Orlowski and Forti (a backed by Katie Barker got the win in and 3200-meter run 6:13.95; tacked on Imlay
run sixth inning propelled pair of singles each) paced Bieganowski, Dawson, relief of Hayward. (13:37.79); Madison Ross, City’s thirds.
Page 23-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 15, 2019

Boys’ Track

Imlay City gives Capac boys take


Algonac a loss second in Cass City
By Kevin Kissane 1:36.68, 3:52.29 and
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 12:47.09 en route. By Kevin Kissane and Barker also emerged
Adam Dodge, high Tri-City Times Sports Editor victorious. They stopped
IMLAY CITY — jump, 5 feet 2 inches; the watch at 3:50.46.
Imlay City downed visiting Hunter Mullins, pole vault, CAPAC — The Capac Logan Swantek, pole
Algonac, 92-45, in a Blue 10 feet; Land, long jump, boys’ track squad obtained vault, 11 feet; Griffith, 100
Water Area Conference 16 feet 1 1/4 inches; a second-place finish at a dash, 11.93 seconds;
boys’ track meeting on Johnson, shot put, 43 feet 9 GTC quad meet on Tuesday, Barker, 300-meter hurdles,
Tuesday, May 7. 1/2 inches; DeRocher, dis- May 7. 43.26 seconds; and Aldrich,
Christian Hoblet, high cus, 107 feet 1 3/4 inches; Cass City is where the 400 dash, 54.86 seconds;
jump, 5 feet 4 inches; Kyle James Ruolo, 110 (18.03 meet was contested. provided Capac’s seconds.
Kulin, pole vault, 10 feet 6 seconds) and 300-meter When the final scores Bryce Tank, discus, 94
inches; Austin DeRocher, (48.31 seconds) hurdles; were posted, Cass City’s feet 10 inches; Bastian,
shot put, 46 feet 10 inches; Bertram, 200 dash, 24.49 95-point total set the pace. 100-meter dash, 12.29 sec-
Ryan Johnson, discus, 128 seconds; Andrez, 400- They were followed by onds; Swantek, 1600 run,
feet 5 3/4 inches; Jack meter dash, 54.98 seconds; Capac (69 points), Brown 5:15.32; and Ben
Ragle, 800 run, 2:23.71; Parkin, 800 run, 2:24.26; City (43) and Ubly (31). Rodriguez, 3200-meter
and Holden Redd, 1600- Aiden Cuthbertson, 1600- Hank Barker, pole run, 11:30.75; collected
meter run, 5:26.33; led meter run, 5:26.67; and vault, 11 feet 3 inches and Capac’s thirds.
Imlay City with individual Dean Aune, 3200 run, 110-meter hurdles, 16.72 Bastian, 400 dash,

Photo by Kevin Kissane


event firsts. 12:24.7; collected Imlay seconds; Ben Tarzwell, dis- 59.93 seconds; and Aldrich,
The 800 (Raymond City’s seconds. cus, 105 feet 1 1/2 inches; 800-meter run, 2:24.5;
Liu, Breydon Andrez, Wesley Hampton, pole and Daniel Griffith, 200 picked up Capac’s fourths.
Lonnie Wolford and Riley vault, 9 feet 6 inches; Redd, dash, 24.22 seconds; led Tank, shot put, 33 feet
Bertram), 1600 (Zavier long jump, 15 feet 8 inches; Capac with individual 10 inches; Swantek, 800
Logan, Liu, Bertram and Cameron Shirling, discus, event firsts. run, 2:26.89; and
Andrez) and 3200 (Jager Imlay City’s Jager Land competes in the long
103 feet 3 3/4 inches; The Capac 1600-meter Rodriguez, 1600-meter
Land, Isaac Schmitz, Collin jump during a meet at home last week.
Andrez, 100-meter dash, relay Ethan Bastian, run, 5:36; added fifths to
Parkin and Ragle) relays 12.16 seconds; Land, 300 onds; Cuthberston, 800 1600-meter run, 5:34.43; Charlie Aldrich, Griffith Capac’s cause.
also prevailed. They logged hurdles, 49.2 seconds; Liu, (2:27.41) and 3200 added thirds to Imlay City’s
respective clockings of 400-meter dash, 57.46 sec- (12:35.83) runs; and Parkin, cause.
Girls’ Track
Almont boys pick up two victories
By Kevin Kissane 6 inches) plus 110 (17.48 sus Richmond. Battani (pole vault plus the
Tri-City Times Sports Editor seconds) and 300-meter The Almont 400 (Jacob 100 and 300-meter hur-
hurdles (44.25 seconds) Castillo, Thomas Dyer, dles), Helfer (long jump
ALMONT — The hurdles; Seth Helfer, long Lucas DeLaurier and Caleb along with the 100 and
Almont boys’ track squad jump (19 feet 3 1/4 inches) Weigand), 800 (Helfer, 200-meter dashes) plus
registered a pair of Blue along with the 100 (11.7 DeLaurier, Weigand and Owens (800 run) gave
Water Area Conference seconds) and 200 (24.22 Malcolm) and 3200 (Aiden Almont individual event
wins, making Richmond seconds) dashes; Jackson Powell, Luke Owens, firsts versus Armada.
absorb a 92.33-44.66 loss Malcolm, shot put (37 feet Trent Ligon and Webster) The 400 (Castillo,
and handing host Armada a 9 inches) and discus (108 relays also prevailed. Dyer, Weigand and
78.5-58.5 setback on feet 5 inches); plus Lucas They logged respective DeLaurier) and 800-meter
Tuesday, May 7. Webster, 1600 (5:25.72) clockings of 48.9 seconds, (Helfer, DeLaurier,
Colby Schapman, high and 3200-meter (11:41.33) 1:39.76 and 9:44.2 en Weigand and Malcolm)
jump, 6 feet; Robbie runs; paced Almont with route. relays added firsts as well
Battani, pole vault (12 feet individual event wins ver- Schapman (high jump), to Almont’s cause.

Photo by Rod Soule


Dryden registers solid third place
By Kevin Kissane 74 points to 73, for team individual event wins. Schenkel took second as Imlay City’s McKinzie Winget passes the baton
Tri-City Times Sports Editor honors that day. They were The Dryden 3200- well, thanks to a clocking to a teammate at the Davison Invite.
followed by Dryden (57 meter relay of Brenden of 56.32 seconds.

Imlay City places


DRYDEN — The points) and Akron- Knuth, Andrew Sisler, Ethan Knuth, long
Dryden boy’s track squad Fairgrove (29). Rozanski and Hudson took jump, 14 feet 11 inches;
registered a third-place Nathan Schenkel, high first as well. They were and Sisler, 3200-meter run,
showing at a quad meet jump, 5 feet 8 inches; timed in 9:11.19. 12:23; gave Dryden a third.
hosted by Carsonville-Port
Sanilac
May 7.
Kingston
on Tuesday,

edged
Ronny Hudson, 800 run,
2:12.34; Ethan Rozanski,
1600-meter run, 4:57.35;
and Brenden Knuth, 3200
Rozanski, 800 run,
2:13.34; and Hudson, 1600-
meter run, 4:58.69; fur-
nished Dryden’s individual
Gill, 100 dash, 12.77
seconds;
Livingston,
and Jacob
400-meter
dash, 1:02.05; contributed
second at Davison
Carsonville-Port Sanilac, By Kevin Kissane City’s seconds.
run, 11:07; led Dryden with event seconds. Dryden’s fourths.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor The Imlay City 800

Imlay City places ninth in Davison


The Dryden 400 relay Sebastian Durst, 200
(Jillian LeFevere, Robin
of Ethan Knuth, Mitchell dash, 27.72 seconds; added
IMLAY CITY — The LeFevere, Carlee Forsyth
Gill, Jacob Vallad and a fifth to Dryden’s cause.
Imlay City girls’ track team and Winget) and 3200
By Kevin Kissane (Raymond Liu, Zavier generated 75 points, paving (Sarah Hubbard, Ana
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Logan, Riley Bertram and the way to a second among Lengemann, Mary
Andrez) and 3200 (Jager Medium Division entries Lengemann and Denver)
IMLAY CITY — The Land, Jack Ragle, Isaac last Friday at the Davison relays wound up second as
Imlay City boys’ track team Schmitz and Collin Parkin) Twilight Classic. well. They were timed in
amassed 25.5 points en relays wound up fourth as Corunna (136 points) 1:51.62 and 4:19.91,
route to a ninth among well. They were timed in took division honors that respectively.
Medium Division entries 3:47.3 and 9:44.7, respec- day. Robin LeFevere, 200-
last Friday at the Davison tively. Robin LeFevere, 400 meter dash, 26.79 seconds;
Twilight Classic. DeRocher, discus, 113 dash, 1:00.57; led Imlay gave Imlay City a third.
Flint Powers took team feet 10 inches; provided City, with an individual Mary Lengemann, high
honors with 88 points. Imlay City with an indi- event first. jump, 4 feet 8 inches; con-
Austin DeRocher, shot vidual event fifth. The Imlay City 1600- tributed the lone Imlay City
put, 45 feet 9 inches; led The Imlay City 800- meter relay of Jessica fourth.
Imlay City with a third. meter relay of James Ruolo, Denver, Sarah Hubbard, Forsyth, 300 hurdles,
Breydon Andrez, 400 Liu, Andrez and Bertram Ana Lengemann and 54.72 seconds; collected a
dash, 55.72 seconds; gave added a fifth as well. They McKinzie Winget prevailed fifth for Imlay City.
Imlay City a fourth. were timed in 47.71 sec- as well. They stopped the Jillian LeFevere, 300-
The Imlay City 1600 onds. watch at 4:19.91. meter hurdles, 55.02 sec-
Robin LeFevere, long onds; plus Mary

Almont ranks sixth at Davison Invite jump, 16 feet 10 inches;


Winget, 400 dash, 1:03.72;
Lengemann, pole vault (7
feet) and 800 run (2:36.91);
Photo by Garrett VanWormer

and Denver, 800-meter run, added sixths to Imlay City’s


TRI-CITY AREA — 11 feet; contributed an indi- 2:30.03; supplied Imlay cause.
The Almont boys’ track vidual event fifth for
team collected 35 on the Almont.
way to a sixth and Dryden
tallied 15 for a two-way tie
The Almont 800-meter
relay of Jackson Malcolm, Almont girls split clashes
for 10th among Small Weigand, DeLaurier and
Division entries last Friday Helfer wound up fifth as Michael Gormley, of North Branch, winds up By Kevin Kissane The Almont 3200-
at the Davison Twilight well on the strength of a for his discus throw. Tri-City Times Sports Editor meter relay of Heather
Classic. 1:39.65 clocking. ALMONT — The Fitchett, Molly Kline,
Caro (93 points) took
first place at meet’s end.
A 3200 relay team of
Dallas Stanton, Lucas North Branch takes Almont girls’ track team
halved a pair of Blue Water
Area Conference duals,
Emily Kwierant and
Katrina Kline also pre-
vailed, thanks to a clocking
loss at Marysville
Robbie Battani, pole Webster, Trent Ligon and
vault, 12 feet 6 inches; led Luke Owens added a sixth handing Richmond a 73-64 of 11:56.66.
Almont with an outright to Almont’s cause. They setback and dropping a Taylor (high jump and
individual event first. were timed in 9:38.67. (54), Cros-Lex (50), 72.5-64.5 verdict to host long jump), Autumn
By Garrett VanWormer Kwierant (pole vault),
Colby Schapman, high Ronny Hudson, 800- Armada (43), Marine City Armada on Tuesday, May
Student writer Ashley Santo (shot put and
jump, 5 feet 9 inches; pro- meter run, 2:08.75; led (34), Port Huron (31), 7.
vided Almont with a three- Dryden with a third. NORTH BRANCH — Algonac (28), Lake Shore Claire Taylor, high discus), McKinney (100
way tie for a first. Ethan Rozanski, 1600 The North Branch Boys’ St. Clair Shores (26), North jump (4 feet 6 inches) and hurdles) and Sullivan (400-
Seth Helfer, long jump, run, 4:43.49; gave Dryden Track team finished 13th Branch (17), and Sterling long jump (13 feet 9 inch- meter dash) provided
18 feet 5 1/2 inches; gave an individual event fourth. place last Friday at the 40th Heights (8). es); Autumn Kwierant, pole Almont’s individual event
Almont an individual event The 3200-meter relay Annual Marysville Track & Brant Mohr, shot put, vault, 7 feet 6 inches; and firsts against Armada.
third. of Brenden Knuth, Reed Field Invitational. came in third place with a Hailee McKinney, 100 A 400 relay of Brandi
The Almont 400 relay Hall, Hudson and Rozanski Yale won the meet with 45 feet 5 inch throw, fol- (18.19 seconds) and 300 Brady, Molleigh Rinke,
of Thomas Dyer, Caleb registered a fourth as well. 95 points. They were fol- lowed by Porter Fielder (57.32 seconds); led McKinney and Taylor
Weigand, Lucas DeLaurier It took them 9:14.26 to lowed by Port Huron with a season-best toss of Almont with individual added a number one show-
and Helfer took third as accomplish the feat. Northern (91), Marysville 44 feet 7 inches. event firsts against ing to Almont’s cause as
well. They were timed in Nathan Schenkel, high (71), New Baltimore Taylor Miller came in Richmond. well.
47.25 seconds. jump, 5 feet 6 inches; added Anchor Bay (59), Grosse fifth with a long jump effort
Mike Rinke, pole vault, a sixth to Dryden’s cause. Pointe South (55), St. Clair of 19 feet 2 1/2 inches. More Girls’ Track page 24
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Girls’ Track

Dryden girls pace quad meet field


Erin Boettcher, long and Norman) relays also Dryden’s individual event
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor jump, 13 feet 9 1/2 inches; emerged victorious. They thirds.
Jodie Adams, 300 hurdles, were timed in 56.35 sec- The Dryden 800 relay
DRYDEN — The 51.74 seconds; Caitlyn onds and 12:41.47, respec- of Paton, Boettcher, Hill
Dryden girls’ track team Hill, 400-meter dash, tively. and Poirier registered a
generated a first-place fin- 1:10.68; and Teagan DeVlaminck, 800 run, third as well. Their finish
ish at a quad meet hosted Norman, 3200 run, 13:45; 3:02.49; and Kage, 1600- time was not available.
by Carsonville-Port Sanilac led Dryden with individual meter run, 6:11.6; supplied Hill, 100 (13.98 sec-
on Tuesday, May 7. event wins. Dryden’s individual event onds) and 200-meter (30.09
Dryden’s winning total The Dryden 400 (Erin seconds. seconds) dashes; plus
that day was 62 points. Paton, Natalie Poirier, Poirier, high jump, 4 Norman, 1600 run, 6:25.42;
They were followed by Adams and Boettcher) and feet 6 inches; Madison claimed Dryden’s fourths.
Carsonville-Port Sanilac 3200-meter (Paige Perdue, 100 hurdles, 22.78 DeVlaminck, 3200-
(58 points), Kingston (56) Abromaitis, Kylie seconds; and Norman, 800- meter run, 15:43; added a
and Akron-Fairgrove (41). DeVlaminck, Ella Kage meter run, 3:05.61; obtained fifth to Dryden’s cause.

Dryden fifth, Almont seventh at invite


registered a second as well. Emily Kwierant took an fifths.
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor They were timed in 1:56.88. outright fourth with a time The Almont 1600 relay
Teagan Norman, 3200- of 11:38.01. of Emily Kwierant, Katrina
TRI-CITY AREA — meter run, 13:13.91; gave Brandi Brady, pole Kline, Molly Kline and
The Dryden girls’ track

Photo by Rod Soule


Dryden a third. vault, 7 feet; gave Almont a Sullivan took fifth as
team accumulated 49 points Hill, 200 dash, 29.75 four-way tie for a fourth. well. They were timed in
and Almont managed seconds; provided Dryden Claire Taylor, high 4:56.75.
28.25, good for respective with a fourth. jump, 4 feet 3 inches; and Hailee McKinney, 100-
finishes of fifth and She also obtained an Katrina Kline, 800-meter meter hurdles, 18.45 sec-
seventh among Small individual event fifth, run, 2:47.1; secured onds; tacked on a sixth to Dryden’s Caitlyn Hill, shown here, helped her
Division entries last Friday thanks to a 100-meter dash Almont’s individual event Almont’s cause. 800 relay team take third in Davison.
at the Davison Twilight clocking of 14.01 seconds.
Classic. The 400 relay of Paton,

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Jodie Adams, 300 hur- 56.56 seconds.
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Dryden with a first. added a sixth to Dryden’s
Natalie Poirier, high cause.
jump (4 feet 6 inches) and Ashley Santo, discus,
long jump (a school record- 105 feet 3 inches; paced
setting performance of 15 Almont with a second.
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