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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

145th Volume - Issue No. 29

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Eastern Michigan State Fair

July 23 - 27, 2019
Imlay City, Michigan
End of an era
Changes in store for Stuever’s 133-year-old dairy farm
Preserving a rural lifestyle since 1898 By Maria Brown

Fun at the Fair! LYNN TWP. — One

of the area’s oldest dairy
Special guide to 2019 operations, Lynn Island
Eastern Michigan State Farms, will sell their herd
Fair inside this issue! of cattle today, July 17, at
an on-farm auction.
For the last 133 years,
members of the Stuever
family have been caring
for and milking Holsteins
at their Turner Road
Duane Stuever, who
oversees animal care at
Lynn Island, admits it will

Facebook photo
likely be “a little strange”
once the complete herd
dispersal sale is over and
there aren’t cows and After milking cows for more than 130 years, the Stuever family will host a complete herd disper-
calves in the surrounding sal sale at their farm today, July 17.
barns or pastures. The
Inquiry concern farm’s milking herd stood
at about 125 cows.
In sale bills, Kreger
the Stuevers’ animals,
noting that the majority of
their cows produce an
the state average of 75
Although dairy farm-
that’s not the reason Lynn
Island Farms is selling
their cows. Instead its a
livestock end of opera-
tions. Duane’s brother,
Dale, has managed the
Liquor license request
questioned in Capac, and Associates, LLC has average of 80 pounds of ers are currently facing matter of not having a
been touting the quality of milk per day, better than tough economic times, successor to assume the End of an era page 12
...see page 14

Boost for Imlay City bands

JVIS USA helps launch
Corporate Sponsorhip
program with $2,500
By Catherine Minolli

Hopeful futures

‘Hope Dealers’ Color Imlay City Band Boosters
Run a big success, just got a big boost from a
community-minded com-
...see page 3 pany with corporate offic-
es in Shelby Township.
JVIS USA recently
handed over a $2,500
check to the Boosters as a
Platinum level sponsor.
Photo provided

The automotive parts

manufacturing company
was quick to respond to a
request for support, says
Imlay City Band Booster Dave Wimpari, band student Heather Cook, Band Director Scott Pries, employee Alan
Booster Shirley Cook, band student Matteus Karwowski, band student Olivia Wimpari, JVIS  USA Karwowski. Karwowski’s
employee and parent Alan Karwowski and band student Annika Wimpari with $2,500 check from
the first Imlay City Band Boosters Corporate Sponsor JVIS USA. Boost page 12

Almont wins
8U ball players take
title in Imlay City,
Big giveaways
...see page 19
in Imlay City
TRI-CITY Gateway Assembly’s ‘This
TIMES Heart Loves Week’ features
ONLINE free gas, groceries and more
By Maria Brown Heart Loves,” Wampler
It starts Tuesday, July
IMLAY CITY — 30, with a Gas Giveaway at
Plans are underway for the Marathon gas station at
Gateway Assembly M-53 and Capac Rd./Old
File photo

church’s This Heart Loves M-21 while supplies last.

Week, including an array of The church will be giv-
giveaways. ing free tank fill ups to Visitors converge on bustling Midway at last year’s Eastern Michigan The church’s Missions military veterans and first State Fair in Imlay City.

Fair opens Tuesday

Pastor, Paul Wampler, said
/Tricitytimes/ church members are
responders that day. All
other drivers can get $1 off
already knee deep in ser- per gallon of gas, up to 15
vice projects this summer. gallons starting at 9 a.m.
“We wanted to make and until supplies last.
The Tri-City Times
is printed on
sure needs are being met in
the community and we’re
Wampler notes that
Gateway opted to increase
Popular family event runs July 23-27 in Imlay City
recycled paper
in the midst of helping peo- the usual 10,000 gallons of By Tom Wearing Tuesday, July 23. rises to $15 per person after
ple with lawn maintenance, gas they cover that day up The 2019 Fair runs 2 p.m. on Tuesday and
replacing basic appliances to 15,000 to ensure more from July 23-27 at the his- Wednesday, and is $15 all
for families and helping residents can benefit. IMLAY CITY — The toric Eastern Michigan day on Thursday.
senior citizens. This is all The following day, July heat index is rising and the Fairgrounds in Imlay City. Admission is $20 per
part of a summer endeavor 31, a Block Party will be days are winding down to Daily admission is $10 person all day on Friday
were embarking on and opening day of the Eastern on Tuesday and Wednesday
we’ll cap it all off with This Giveaways page 12 Michigan State Fair on before 2 p.m. Admission Fair Opens page 12
Page 2-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 17, 2019

Imlay City Road reconstruction work begins Dollar General plans

IMLAY TWP. — Work has begun on reconstruction of Imlay City Road between Dorrow and Cade roads.
Starting Monday, that stretch of the road was closed to through traffic. The Lapeer County Road Commission
move ahead in Capac
confirmed that the contractor will keep one lane of traffic open to local traffic during the project that includes
resurfacing the approximately four mile stretch with hot mix asphalt. By Maria Brown Homeland to submit a site
During the closure, motorists are being advised to utilize the designated detour route that includes Brown plan to the planning com-
City, Norman and Cade roads. mission. President John
CAPAC — Requests Grzyb said that had not
made by a Dollar yet happened as of July
General developer were 15.

Your Local Agent approved last month by

village officials that will
allow for the construction
In other village mat-
•At their June 24

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of a new store on Main
meeting, Grzyb appointed

Joe Nemecek to serve as
In June, the planning president pro-tem and
A Quote! commission approved named newly appointed

Homeland Development council member Joe
LLC’s application to have
Imlay City United Methodist Church the zoning designation for
Herrington to serve on the
DPW committee.
is excited to invite your child to our

property, immediately •Council members
south of the railroad approved spending up
summer Vacation Bible School. tracks, changed from to $2,000 for various
industrial to commercial. items at the Whistle Stop

Who When Later that month, the vil- Park including top soil,
All K-5th grade students July 29th – August 2nd lage council formally cod- sand, grass seed and a
are welcome! from 9:30am – 12:00pm ified that decision with a trash can.
Where What vote at their June 28 meet- •The purchase of
Imlay City Pool Please bring a towel and ing. alarms for the village’s
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The next step is for

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Hope Dealers see road to recovery for addicts

4th annual
Color Run a
success in
Imlay City
By Tom Wearing

I M L AY   C I T Y   —
More than 100 people
turned out at Lamb Steele
Park last Saturday, June 29,
for the 4th Annual “Color
Run” hosted by Hope
Dealers, Inc.
Hope Dealers is a non-
profit organization dedi-
cated to creating awareness
and educating the public
about the ongoing heroin
and opioid epidemic.
Event coordinator
Jessica Waldeck said more
than 60 people took part in
the 2019 Color Run/Walk,
which culminated with the
group being consumed in a
celebratory cloud of color.
Waldeck, 26, has per-

Photo provided
sonally witnessed the emo-
tional and physical toll that
heroin and opioids can take
on their victims. The Hope Dealers, Inc. 2019 Color Run/Walk culminates with a giant splash of celebratory color.
“I’ve seen what it has
done to my sister who is pared to do what it takes to to those seeking to recover starting at 8 a.m.
now in the process of turn their lives around. from addiction. Meanwhile, Waldeck
recovery, and to my best “They have to want to Waldeck says some of continues to focus on her
friend who died from a her- do it,” she says. “They the money raised from the personal mission. That is
oin overdose in May,” says have to reach the point Color Run and community to “eliminate heroin and
Waldeck. where they understand the donations to Hope Dealers opioid addiction, one
“This problem is not consequences of their is used to pay for treatment addict at a time.”
going away,” she says. actions and that they are for recovering addicts. Color Run sponsors
“The number of people ready to make the right “If somebody wants Waldeck acknowl-
using and dying from hero- choice. treatment, we will try to edged the following spon-
in and opioids continues to “I believe people are provide it,” she says. “But sors of the 4th Annual
increase year to year. I capable of changing and they have to want to help Hope Dealers, Inc. Color
can’t stand by and watch recovering from addic- themselves.” Run.
this happen without trying tions,” says Waldeck. “I’ve Waldeck says the orga- They include Imlay
to do something,” she says. seen it happen firsthand.” nization often works City Florist, Earl Hummel
Waldeck says there Waldeck notes that through Meridian Health Farms of Imlay City, Drug
remains a great deal of stig- once an addict decides to Services of Waterford, who Farm All Stars, Cricket
ma attached to addiction, take the road to recovery, have proved invaluable to Wireless, The Pond Guy,
which can lead many to try they will need even greater recovering addicts over the The Print Shop, Lakestone
to distance themselves support to prevent them years. Bank & Trust, Keihin of
from the problem. from falling back into their In addition to her asso- Capac, Somewhere in Time
“Some would rather former habits. ciation with Hope Dealers Photography, and Families
look away or deny that it’s “Many know the face Inc., Waldeck is the presi- Against Narcotics.
happening, but the problem of addiction, but fewer dent of Lapeer County’s Those unable to attend
is real and these people understand the challenges Families Against Narcotics the June 29 Color Run, but
need our help and support,” of recovery,” she says. “It’s (FAN) organization. would like to make a dona-
she says. a hard road.” She notes that FAN tion, may mail checks to
Waldeck understands it Which is why Waldeck will host its 2019 “Run 6554 W. Imlay City Rd.,
is ultimately up to the and fellow supporters of Drugs Out of Town” fund- Imlay City, MI 48444, or
addict to decide if he/she is Hope Dealers, Inc. are ded- raiser at Rowden Park in contact Jessica Waldeck
Photo provided

willing to stop and is pre- icated to providing support Lapeer Sunday, Aug. 18, directly at 810-627-1087.

Dozens of participants at Lamb Steele Park

raise their hands in unity while vowing to
never use heroin or opioid drugs.

Tie-Dye T-Shirt Day is July 25

ALLENTON — All are welcome to express their
creativity at the annual Tie-Dye T-shirt Day hosted by
Berlin Township Park & Rec. The event will be held
on Thursday, July 25, from 6-8 p.m. under the pavil-
ion at the Berlin Twp. Park on Capac Road. Participants
are asked to bring a pre-washed item to tie-dye. For
questions or more information call Sandy at 586-255-

File photo

Visitors enjoy horse and carriage rides during last year’s Heritage Festival in Almont.
Noffert Dental presents our

Sponsors, donors sought for festival Kid’s Cavity Free Club

congratulations to...
Heritage Festival returns to Almont Sept. 13-14 Elliot Hunter
Abigal Jones
Albie Pung
Christian Rager
Brayden Kalbfleisch
Stockwell Mateo
Giovany Barragon
Alena Lara
Steven Munro
By Tom Wearing band in the refreshment going for our community.” more will be provided a Aubree Gritzinger Carter Schank Spencer McLemore tent at the foot of Water Donations and spon- free 10-foot-by-10-foot
Street. sorships of $50, $100, $200 vendor space. Salvadore Leon Chloe McLemore Luey Tierney
ALMONT — Sponsors DDA Director Kim or more are being encour- “We ask our residents Emilyn Durst Eli Villa Sota Toda
and vendors are now being Schall said the majority of aged, with special acknowl- and businesses to please Makayla Harrington Holly Willson Tanner Bratz
sought to help fund the activities will take place at edgement to gold ($1,000), consider being a part of Milan Torres Kensley Fasnaugh Nathan Mutevia
2019 Almont Heritage the southeast corner of silver ($500-plus) and this event,” said Schall. Cheyenne Kimmel Xander Goralski Nathan Sonner
Festival set for Sept. 13-14. Main and St. Clair streets bronze ($250-$499) spon- “We rely on the generosity Arieona Bressman Ryder Rhodes Tyler Kaeding
Hosted by the Almont and Almont Community sors. of dedicated volunteers and Gemma Johnson Maria Lara Sophia Sir
Downtown Development Park. A single ($1,500) community supporters to Lyla Schulte Joshua Birkett Myranda Kinzer
Authority, the family- Schall said organizers “Signature Sponsor” is be financially self-support- Daniel Bearup Andrew Pung Madeline Luth
friendly community event have established a goal of being sought for the Classic ing.” Elyse Selaty Alexis Hill Lilah Dietrich
will feature a classic car raising $10,000 in sponsor- Car Show. Donation checks
Brantlee Gritzinger Madison Hill Donald Willson
show, bounce house, clown, ships and donations to fund Smaller donors are should be made payable to
magician, a petting farm, the ninth annual Heritage welcome to sponsor a spe- Almont DDA, 817 N. Main Finlee Hunter Isabel Munro Ben Halleck
pony rides, food/craft/ Festival. cific activity and have their St., Almont, MI 48003. Taia Searles Hazel Simpson Travis Novack
antique vendors, and enter- “We are looking for names listed as a contribut- For further informa- Sebastian Rager Carina Munro
tainment provided on sponsors right now,” said ing sponsor. tion, contact Kim Schall at
Friday and Saturday nights Schall. “It is our sponsors Schall noted that any- 810-798-8125, or email Your child can have the chance to be rewarded
by the Family Tradition who keep this festival one who donates $100 or for being cavity-free too. Call today for details.
Page 4-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 17, 2019

Facebook photo
Tips are being sought for information on vandals who used spray chalk
to mark the fountain at Almont’s Fountain Park last week.

Fountain Park vandalism

a splash on social media
By Tom Wearing ing resulted in an avalanche think they were older. of responses, many dis- “This is village/govern-
missing the incident as ment property,” she contin-
ALMONT — Little mere child’s play. ued. “It takes a lot of money
evidence remained on The Facebook posting and time to keep the Pocket
Monday of the graffiti that also attracted the attention Park and our downtown
had been sprayed on the of Detroit’s WXYZ-TV, looking nice. We want to
rear brick wall of the vil- which used the photo and keep it that way.”
lage’s water fountain at Schall’s comments taken In an updated
Fountain Park last week. verbatim from Facebook. DDA Facebook post, Schall
The vandalism was dis- “No one from WXYZ continued to express a lack
covered last Monday by contacted me or the village of tolerance those of any
Connie and John about the incident,” said age who would vandalize
Brzozowski, owners of Schall. “They just went private property.
American Tree, who care with it. It all blew up.” “If you want to use
for the Fountain Park While initially angry spray chalk or any other
grounds at the southeast that anyone, and regardless material, please do it on
corner of Main and St. of age, would deface vil- your own property,” said
Clair streets. lage property, her emotions Schall. “The DDA works
The graffiti depicted an were tempered somewhat hard to keep downtown
S, a backward D, a star and later when she discovered Almont nice for the com-
a crescent moon; whose that the vandals had not munity.
significance, if any, was used spray paint. “Thank you to the
unknown. “It turned out to be members of the community
When Almont spray sidewalk chalk,” said that reached out to help and
DDA Director Kim Schall Schall. “When I went back, to those who still feel that it
was advised of the vandal- I was able to scrub most of is vandalism and should not
ism, she went to the park to it off with a rag and a be tolerated—whether it is
assess the damage. bucket of soap and water.” chalk or spray paint.”
Her initial attempt to Schall said some resid-
remove the markings was ual spray can still be seen Tips being sought
unsuccessful, leading her to within the cracks of the Schall asks anyone with
believe the culprits had brick, but she expects the information about the
used spray paint. remainder will wash off individual(s) responsible
Frustrated with what with a heavy rain. for the vandalism to call the
she found, Schall posted “No matter what,” she DDA at 810-798-8125 or
the incident on the Almont said, “this is vandalism and email to kschall@almontd-
DDA’s Facebook, along it’s just not acceptable., or stop by or call
with a photo of the graffiti “Some people want to the Almont Police
taken by the Brzozowskis. dismiss this as being little Department at 810-798-
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Open House Special Needs guests

must apply by July 23
at Champion Eastern Michigan State Fair to
Champion Bus hosted an open house for open gates for special visitors

Photo by Maria Brown

the public on Friday, July 12. Guests could By Tom Wearing Participants must apply
enjoy free refreshments, games and tours by filling out an online
application at https://www.
of the facility on Graham Road in Imlay LAPEER COUNTY easternmichiganstatefair.
Twp. The company is a subsidiary of the — The Eastern Michigan com/
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United States. Needs Day” at the Fair ticipants must be submitted
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July 25 from 10 a.m. to Tuesday, July 23.
noon, with lunch for the Robert O’Dell,
guests and caregivers to Transition and Career
follow. Services Coordinator for
Lunch will be provided Lapeer County Ed Tech
by Imlay City Ford owner Center, said there is no cost
Paul LaFontaine Jr. and and to the individual, groups or
his staff. programs.
The event is free to O’Dell may be contact-
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Photo by Maria Brown

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Photo by Maria Brown

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...draws praise and

Photo by Tom Wearing

tremendous crowds!
Here is a look from the Dressed for the occasion Friday afternoon were Britt Gregor of Ann Arbor; Marissa Mantey, for-
merly of Dryden; and Bethany Basanese of Ann Arbor; each of whom took home ample shares of
eye of a camera... lavender blooms from Indigo Lavender Farms on N. Cedar Street (M-53).

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Photo by Tom Wearing

Photo by Tom Wearing

Erika Betlejewski of Fair Haven checks out the
artistry of Regina Greenway’s Twisted Copper
Creations on Friday. Greenway lives in Tawas.
The Lavender Fest in Imlay City represented
an annual reunion for Detroit-bred sisters,
Annie Dewart, Karen Muszynski and Kathy Pictured making lavender wreaths at Indigo
Sellstrom, who now hail from Beverly, Mass., Lavender Farms are Margaret Newberg, Shelby
Troy, Michigan, and Minocqua, Wisconsin. Newberg and Kate Bronson, all of Davison.

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Abigail Willis, 3, and Jessica Powers, 4, are
busy working on their Lego village in the
Children’s Activity Barn at Fairgrounds on Fri.
Photo by Tom Wearing

Seven-year-old Serena Carroll of Brighton is pictured with her mother, Angela Carroll, while cutting
lavender at Indigo Lavender Farms on Friday afternoon. They were joined by eight other family
members, including cousins, sisters, daughters and moms.
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Tina Mulawa of Royal Oak checks out Munsted

Lavender plant offered by Keith Wiley of
Michigan Floral Marketplace at the Fairgrounds.
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Sisters Barbara Wilson and Mary Hemingway,

both of Otisville, take in the scent of lavender
sachets and other items offered at the Gabriel’s
Garden booth at the Fairgrounds on Friday.
The sisters came to the festival on a bus Lillian First, 3, of Taylor, is pretty as a princess
offered by the Forest Township Senior Center. among Michigan Floral Marketplace plants.
Jennifer and Madison Goebel of Warren browse
through a wide variety of antiques offered
inside one of the many display barns at the
Original Michigan Lavender Festival on Friday.
Photo by Catherine Minolli
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Relax with Flax employee Carly Losey and

Imlay City resident Connie Bleher checks out the lavender and other bee-attracting plants offered owner Diane Blum with huge bundles of fresh
at the Michigan Floral Marketplace booth at the Fairgrounds on Friday afternoon. cut lavender at their booth on Friday.
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Announcements Special days for Vets and

Ferris Announces
Spring Graduates foster families at the Fair
By Tom Wearing grounds, Veterans Day at our veterans to have a great
Two thousand forty- the Fair is becoming an time at the fair with their
seven students completed annual tradition for local families and friends.”
the requirements for certif- IMLAY CITY — The men and women who have Foster families
icates, associate, bache- Eastern Michigan State Fair served. Kempf said a brand-
lor's, master's and doctoral will again honor local veter- Among those expected new special event will take
degrees at Ferris State ans and active duty person- to be present are Lapeer place on Tuesday, July 23,
University and Kendall nel with free admission to County Veterans Affairs when the Imlay City Rotary

Facebook photo
College of Art and Design the fairgrounds on Thursday, Director Edward Ronders Club and Fair Board team
during the semester that July 25. and fellow LCVA staff up to co-host “Foster Family
ended in May 2019. The annual Veterans members, who will answer Appreciation Day.”
ALLENTON: Sarah Dryden High School Athletics is one of several Free Admission Day is questions and provide infor- “We expect that about
Herbert. organizations that will benefit from Saturday’s sponsored by Kroger Foods mation to veterans regard- 100 foster kids and their
ATTICA: Marco Venture Global Engineering Foundation’s in partnership with the ing various benefits and parents will be here that
Salcedo. Charity Golf Outing. Lapeer County Veterans programs that are available evening,” said Kempf. “The
DRYDEN: Brendon Affairs Office and Eastern to them, Rotary Club and Fair Board
Yaroch, Steven Sabbe,

Venture Global’s
Michigan Fair Board. Fair Manager Ian feel there is a need for great-
Sabbe, Michael Bryant, In addition to free Kempf said he often hears er awareness of the impor-
Daniel Goulet and admission, all U.S. military from local veterans and tant role our foster parents
Mckenzee Steen. veterans and active duty their families who express play in these kids’ lives.”

golf outing is
IMLAY CITY: personnel will have free appreciation for setting In an effort to acknowl-
Lindsey Winslow, Rena access to the Fair’s midway, aside a special day during edge local foster families, a
Bernardi and CodyLee daily exhibits and grand- Fair Week to honor veter- special presentation will
Turrell. stand shows. ans. take place during intermis-

Saturday, July 20
NORTH BRANCH: Since 2015, when about “It’s a way for all of us sion of Tuesday night’s
Edward Johnson, Shannon 400 veterans passed through to extend our thanks to Figure 8 Races, slated for 7
Shingledecker, Jacob the turnstiles at the fair- them,” said Kempf, “and for p.m. at the grandstands.
Schlaud and Matthew
Foundation raises funds for local causes
FSU Releases TRI-CITY AREA — include the Believe
For the last five years the Foundation, Cassie Hines
Academic Venture Global Engineering
Foundation has planned a
Shoes Cancer Foundation,
Mojo in the Morning’s
Honors List grand party that has bene-
fitted dozens of worthy
Breaking and Entering,
New Day Foundation for
University officials causes and that’s the plan Families, Leonard
have announced that 4,181 once again 2019. One of Elementary Enrichment
students received the foundation’s non-profit Program, Romeo High
Academic Honors for the partners is Dryden High School Band, Stevenson
semester that ended in May School Athletics. High School Band and the
2019 at Ferris State The 6th Annual Charity West Point Society of
University and Kendall Golf Outing on July 20 fea- Michigan.
College of Art and Design. tures a $100,000 putting Registration begins at 7
ALLENTON: Jenna contest, Mystery Basket a.m. at Wyndgate Country
Roland and Sarah Herbert. raffle valued at more than Club and WestWynd Golf
ALMONT: Logan $40,000, free drinks and Course in Oakland
Kosinski. food plus much more. Township with a 9:15 a.m.
ATTICA: Bethany Sponsorships including one shotgun start. Golfers are
Nelson, Reid Bannister, to two foursomes start at treated to brunch, lunch on
and Madeline Downey. $2,750. Non-golf sponsor- the course and a BBQ din-
CAPAC: James ships are also available. ner and awards ceremony.
Morgan, Miranda Sexton, “In 2014, a golf com- Package prices vary for
Ashley Rowley. mittee was formed and sponsorships, raffles and
DRYDEN: Brendon raised $35,000. Little did contests.

File photo
Yaroch, Hannah Weiss, anyone expect a foundation For more information
Virginia Pocius, Whitney to be born from one golf visit Venture Global
Evans and Steven Sabbe. outing,” organizers state on Engineering’s facebook Veterans and their families line up at trailer for free admission and infor-
IMLAY CITY: Rena their website. page or call 586-739-9542. mation at the Eastern Michigan State Fair.
Bernardi, Tara Flint-Peters, The recipients of funds
CodyLee Turrell, Jessica over the years have includ-
Your Hometown

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Winslow. in Macomb, Lapeer,
NORTH BRANCH: Oakland, St. Clair and
Matthew Ruhlman, and Wayne counties.
Christopher Morgan. Other 2019 recipients

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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...

Archdiocese issued a press release
I am writing this in For more information con- now falls to the Vatican’s Attorney General’s Office at
defense of a holy priest, Fr. tact: Archdiocesan Congregation for the (844) 324-3374 or aginves-
Eduard Perrone, who has Communications, Doctrine of the Faith
only allegations of sexual, 313- (CDF), which reviews all Individuals also may con-
abuse of a minor. We are 237-5943. cases involving the sexual tact the Archdiocese of

Photo by Catherine Minolli

truly going through perse- Effective July 5, 2019, abuse of minors and vulner- Detroit by visiting protect.
cution of our Catholic Father Eduard Perrone, 70, able adults by clergy. Under or by calling the
Church. By printing the arti- has been temporarily Church law, much like in 24/7 victim assistance line
cle on July 10, Fr. Perrone restricted from any public civil law, there is a pre- at (866) 343-8055 or by
has already been convicted. ministry due to a credible sumption of innocence dur- emailing
When he is proven inno- allegation of sexual abuse ing this process. There are no time limits or
Makenzie Pidsosny, 3, and her brother cent, he will still have the of a minor pending a Church While restricted from restrictions on individuals
Russell, 5, enjoy hanging out with the stigma of guilty. Many process. In addition, his ministry, Father Perrone is wishing to report abuse.
goats at the FFA petting zoo in the Children’s believe the truth of a news- name will be added to the prohibited from represent- Biographical
Barn during the weekend’s Original paper who many times Archdiocese of Detroit’s ing himself as a priest, Information:
Lavender Festival. exaggerate or publish news website wearing clerical attire or Education: Sacred
Original Lavender Fest not thoroughly investigated.
The Archdiocese of
Detroit reported the allega-
exercising any form of
Church ministry. Like any
Heart Seminary, Detroit,
MI; St. John’s Provincial
a boon to Imlay City —Michaeline Roeske
tion–from the earlier years
of Father Perrone’s minis-
cleric restricted from minis-
try in the Archdiocese of
Seminary, Plymouth, MI
Ordained: June 10, 1978

Editor’s note: The arti- try–to Macomb County law Detroit, he is monitored to Assignment History:
ne word comes to mind when describ- cle regarding Fr. Eduard enforcement and its findings ensure compliance with 1978-1981: Associate
ing the Original 17th Annual Lavender Perrone was written based were provided to the Church restrictions. Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Mt.
Festival held at the Eastern Michigan State on a press release issued on Michigan Attorney Monsignor Ronald Clemens
Fairgrounds this past weekend: “WOW!” July 7, 2019 by the General’s Office. The Browne has been named 1981-1984: Associate
Along with an obvious and abundant Archdiocese of Detroit. The Archdiocese of Detroit temporary administrator of Pastor, St. Genevieve
knowledge on the cultivation of lavender, press release may be found recently was informed by Assumption of the Blessed Parish, Livonia
organizer Jennifer Vasich has obviously at the Attorney General’s Virgin Mary (Grotto) 1984-1987: Associate
o c e s e / n e w s ro o m / n e w s - Office that it could proceed Parish, where Father Pastor, Assumption of the
honed her expertise in all the elements releases/2019/july/regard- with its canonical (Church Perrone is currently Blessed Virgin Mary
required to cultivate a family-friendly event ing-reverend-eduard-per- law) review. The assigned as pastor. (Grotto) Parish, Detroit
with first-class vendors, workshops, learn- rone/ Archdiocesan Review Board Individuals with knowl- 1987-1994: Pastor, St.
ing opportunities and plenty of activities The press release reads subsequently deemed the edge of sexual abuse by Nicholas Parish, Capac
and interesting displays and events for kids. in its entirety as follows: complaint to be credible, clergy or other Church rep- 1994 - present: Pastor,
The Original Lavender Festival also Regarding Reverend meaning it has a “sem- resentatives are urged to Assumption of the Blessed
offered people from across southeastern Eduard Perrone blance of truth.” A further contact local law enforce- Virgin Mary (Grotto)
Michigan and beyond—and many from Jul 7, 2019 determination on the matter ment and/or the Michigan Parish, Detroit
right here in our own backyard—to see for
themselves the beautifully cultivated and
expertly cared for Indigo Lavender Farms.
Disappointed by loss of magic in the air
The 20-plus acre plot of land has been I have lived in the offered me a good educa- Blueberry Festival with that, the Blueberry Festival
transformed into a peaceful—not to mention Imlay City area for well tion—teachers, classmates those hot August tempera- vanished and was replaced
fragrant—lavender farm that is a joy to over 60 years and I’m and all that’s involved in tures, crowded sidewalks, by the Busker Fest. I’m
behold and a feast for the senses. The free proud to call it my home- growing up in a rural area. laughter and conversation disappointed to now wit-
town. I was fortunate to be a part with old friends and neigh- ness the loss of a time when
shuttle bus rides to the farm and back were Over the years, I have of my 50th class reunion bors, people sitting in their there was magic in the air
packed full of people who had nothing but witnessed the changes and and ride on a float with own chairs on the grass with crowds of people
praise for Imlay City’s only U-pick farm. growth of the area which some of my classmates in waiting for the big parade... coming together to cele-
Along with an opportunity to pick their own has contributed to the pros- the Blueberry Festival and what’s a celebration brate our community.
bundles from a wide variety of lavender perity of our community. Parade. without blueberry pie? —Richard Baker
species, visitors could participate in make- Imlay City Schools I miss the days of the Then one day, just like Imlay City
and-take craft sessions at the farm.
Even those who weren’t bewitched by
the fragrant herb found plenty to see, do,
and eat at the Original 17th Annual
Christians have an obligation to help
Last week (July 10) one looks at American his followers are to love cash and therefore do not
Lavender Festival. The 15-plus food ven- John Lengemann wrote a History the U.S. has helped their neighbors and basi- pay taxes. They are using
dors on hand offered everything from column under the headline other nations or citizens cally put forth that all other the American system, but
Bavarian Inn specialty items, to Polish, ‘Duty is to the citizens of within countries when it people are our neighbors not paying into the
Mexican and Italian favorites, to USA only’ and made some has been to our interna- with His parable about the American system. Of
Mediterranean, vegetarian and even vegan very good points. I would tional political and/or eco- Good Samaritan. So course, the employer is
like to begin with his clos- nomic advantage. Christian Americans have guilty of hiring a person not
fare. Of course, visitors could sample laven- ing question of “Why don’t At this point the letter an obligation to help per- documented to work in the
der infused lemonade, cheesecake, choco- you stay in your own coun- by Eric Flinn From July 3 sons in need. U.S. and guilty of not pay-
lates and more. try and make it better?” If titled ‘Creed over Deed or I am not proposing ing the appropriate federal
There was also no shortage of things for this was practiced then the Deed over Creed?’ needs to assistance to criminals, but and state payroll taxes.
kids to see and do. A petting zoo, Lego vil- Native Americans would be be mentioned. Mr. Flinn help for those seeking a Meanwhile “Democrats
lage, make and take workshops and story- happily occupying these stated that Christians value better life—inside or out- and Republicans fight...
time kept the little ones busy and enter- borders from sea to shining or practice their faith as side American borders. I publicly while quietly
sea. Be that as it may, there more important than their have aided several individ- agreeing behind the scenes
tained throughout the event. have been millions of arriv- deeds. I submit that uals and there are agencies to preserve the status quo,”
While the numbers aren’t in yet, it was als over the past centuries Christians should have accepting donations for (John Lengemann).
obvious from the traffic, parking lot and and the U.S. is experienc- their creed or faith equal to helping those in need Regardless of how one
activity at the Eastern Michigan State ing another immigration their deeds. In James 2:17 (please do research before feels about the immigration
Fairgrounds and Indigo Lavender Farms ordeal. And I agree with & 18 (Bible reference) it making any kind of mone- camps, it is in the best inter-
that the Original 17th Annual Lavender him when he wrote “the reads “Faith without deeds tary gift). est of all Americans to
Festival was a boon for Imlay City. illegal immigration issue is is dead...I will show you Mr. Lengemann made quickly incorporate these
Congratulations to organizers for hosting a complex one.” my faith by my deeds.” some interesting observa- people into our society or
Mr. Lengemann stated Having said that, America tions of the political parties return them to their own
such a successful event and offering local that America does not have as a nation might not have a and economic situations countries so the camps can
residents and others from around the area a duty to assist persons of duty to help these people in surrounding the immigra- be closed. This will allow
another opportunity to visit and enjoy Imlay other nations whether out- need (inside or outside our tion issue. Illegal immi- the U.S. to focus its tax dol-
City and all it has to offer. side or inside the borders of borders), but Christian grants are taking jobs at lars and time on other mat-
the U.S. This is true and if Americans do! Jesus said low wages (Lengemann ters while Christians can
view), but Americans are assist needy people in their

Literal ‘alternative’ to doom & gloom

not willing to perform some own communities and/or
of these jobs (Cutler view). other nations.
A huge point of contention Respectfully submitted,
for me is that illegal immi- —Chris J. Cutler
grants are usually paid in Imlay City

A ll wasn’t complete
doom and gloom in
I ever encountered.
The school was housed
pair teamed up to raise
funds in Hartom’s district
and stood in stark contrast
to what I’d witnessed dur-
the late 1990s as I
described last week. Yes,
in a building that’s since
been razed. It was a former
in Bloomfield Hills.
He wanted to offer art-
ing the Y2K coverage.
It speaks for itself, so Elitist views evident
the Y2K thing left a lasting
impression on me, particu-
larly when it came to the
information center for the
DNR, and it was located in
front of the Kroger Plaza,
ists and art students a way
to make a personal differ-
ence in their communities
I’ll stop talking here and
just let you take it in.
An old woman is near-
in Democrat debate
widespread opinion that which at the time housed a through a charitable ing the end of her life. As Listening to the two to remain alive for over 70
chaos would ensue and Farmer Jack store. endeavor. she closes her eyes one debates between those years much less how he has
we’d all step over each The student body was Students made ceramic night, she sees a bright seeking the Democratic been able to achieve suc-
other in order to survive. small, but impressive in its bowls in their high school light and is transported to nomination for president as cess in business as well as
Never had I been exposed cohesiveness. The teens art classes. The bowls were another realm. She doesn’t well as the comments by in politics. He was able to
to such distrust and lack of were like brothers and sis- used for a fundraising meal pass away just then, various writers or talking be elected President of the
faith in humankind, in the ters, and Liz was like their of soup and bread. For a instead, she returns to the heads I learned that United States without prior
sense of mom. Hugs were common- donation, visitors could living world to find her President Trump is a political experience and in
brother- place, and teamwork keep the empty bowl. The family gathered at her bed- “Racist,” “Misogynist,” so doing defeated a lifelong
and sis- reigned in the tiny make- empty bowls were to serve side. She smiles and whis- “Lawbreaker,” “Serial politician with a lifetime of
terhood shift schoolhouse that had as a reminder that some- pers to her children, “I liar,” “Sexual predator,” political experience and a
I’d no conventional class- one, somewhere was in have seen the great hereaf- “Coward,” “Bully,” wealth of “Inside the
thought rooms. When graduation need of food, and to be ter.” “Homophobe,” “Anti- Beltway” connections.
we day came, students wept. cognizant of the need to “The great whereaf- immigrant,” “Anti- Would Trump’s critics
shared. They were sad to leave Liz help each other. ter?” Her son asks. Muslim,” “Abuser,” describe the 60 million or
Then, and the others behind. It Students at Venture “Heaven and hell. I “Bigot,” “Dishonest,” more Americans who voted
if it was Observations in ink...
almost as was a remarkable scene. decided to participate in have seen them both.” “Disgusting,” “Stupid,” for him in similar terms?
Community service the Empty Bowls project, The old woman goes
“Traitor,” “Felon,” Or were they just too dumb
meant to
be (it
Catherine Minolli and learning a sense of
sharing was a priority on
and I was assigned to
cover the event. It was an
on to explain, “I came
upon a door, and behind it “Narcissist,” “Egotistical,” to see any of Trump’s
probably Liz’s agenda, and among unforgettable experience was hell. What I saw there “Unqualified,” flaws? Either case conveys
was) came Liz Howard and those learning opportuni- for a number of reasons, confounded me. There was “Incompetent,” “A$#,” and the elitist view from on
the Empty Bowls Project. ties was the Empty Bowls not the least of which was a dining hall filled with an “Idiot.” And those were high looking down on all
Liz was the revered project. my own opportunity to rows of tables, each table just his good points. It goes the common folks who
principal at Venture High A Michigan-made learn. In researching the teaming with a magnificent downhill from there. voted for him.
School, one of the first event, the project was project to write the story, I feast. It looked and smelled It makes me wonder —John L. Lengemann
alternative high schools in founded by Lisa Blackburn was introduced to the delicious, yet the people how the man has been able Imlay City, MI
the area, and the very first and art teacher John Parable of the Long
alternative high school Hartom in 1990-91. The Spoons. It was stunning, Alternative page 13 Letters continued page 13
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Destiny saga has thrilling end

Editor’s note: The fol- every struggle, every tri-
lowing was submitted by umph. ‘God can’t wipe
award winning writer and away a person’s past…But
author Catherine He can help us rewrite the
Brakefield. A former free- ending.’…”
lancer for the Tri-City “I cannot wait for
Times, Brakefield lives in ‘Waltz with Destiny’ to hit
Leonard. Learn more at the stands! Cathy

Photo provided
www.catherineulrichbrake- Brakefield’s meticulously written stories and her

I can’t believe it’s over.

Like the black outs of the
London Blitz, and the
attention to detail with a
true ability to educate,
enlighten, entertain, and
The Back Garden by Adolf von Menzel.

The back garden

crashing waves clawing at teach how God’s mercy and
the shores of Salerno, the grace endures forever,

Photo provided
Destiny saga closes in a makes this, as well as all
heartwrenching, awesomely her books, a must read.”
thrilling ending!
I will be at Leonard’s
Strawberry Festival (locat- Author Catherine Brakefield (right) signs books
“Waltz with Destiny 5.0
out of 5 stars. “History
worth Remembering and
G ranny would stand
before the kitchen win-
dow and admire her back
ed off Rochester Rd., south for fans at last year’s Strawberry Festival Characters that bring it to garden. Sweet corn. White-
of Dryden) on July 20 from in Leonard. She’ll again be signing books on Life...” half runner stringed beans.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign Saturday at this year’s fest. “Waltz with Destiny is Cabbage. And bushels of
copies of Destiny of Heart past…but He can rewrite ness, redemption, forgive- the crown jewel of the tomatoes she sliced for the
and Waltz with Destiny as the ending.” ness, and great challenges Destiny series! Brakefield table and canned for winter
well as my other Destiny “I anxiously await each in their faith. In this book, brings 1940s Detroit to life, stews.
books Swept into Destiny published book from Cathy Brakefield carefully weaves along with the WWII bat- A fence protected her
and Destiny’s Whirlwind. Brakefield as she pens in historical events from tlefields of Italy.” garden. Although generous
Here is what reviewers are incredible epic tales of the 1917-1932, through the “Waltz with Destiny 5.0 with her harvest, she didn’t
saying: struggles and victories of lives of characters and fam- out of 5 stars. An exciting appreciate local drunks and
“Destiny of Heart, 5.0 heroic families as they ilies so beautifully detailed, historical romance teeming boys who’d smash her ripe The Artist's Bedroom
out of 5 stars. God can’t experience love, financial you become emotionally melons for sport. by Adolf von Menzel.
wipe away a person’s struggles, heartbreak, ill- immersed in every page, Destiny page 14 Of German descent,
Ollie back garden from his bed-

A duty only to our citizens?

Smith’s room window. His paint-
short and ing, The Artist’s Bedroom
stout fig- (1847) supports that proba-
ure van- bility.
O ne of my good friends
and I have lunch every
couple of weeks and usual-
is his duty to ensure no one
takes advantage of what he
views as lax U.S. immigra-
of the U.S. are a sham he
thinks it is not a proper
law. In America we do not
from someplace else, often
because of poverty, perse-
cution, violence and fear,
when she
Artists usually paint
what they hold dear and
desire to immortalize.
ly discuss current events tion laws. Separating fami- get to pick and choose in search of a better life for Many of Menzel’s paint-
among other things. This lies, putting them in hold- which laws we will ignore their family. Many of those
her rows Honest Living... ings depict historic and
week I showed him the ing camps, years of legal or follow. same descendants of immi- courtly events in elaborate
columns written by Maria limbo and less than “This ‘problem’ was grants are now saying
of corn,
vined Iris Lee Underwood detail. Yet, Emilie Menzel
Brown and John humane conditions are of created by the U.S. where ‘Why don’t you stay in with pole Asleep (1848) is a singular,
Lengemann about the no concern. no problem existed. Not your home country and beans. Awestruck, I never intimate object.
immigration issues at the “While their circum- many years ago the border make it better?’ Oh, and stepped beyond her fence. Although Menzel
border. stances in their home coun- was essentially open. the President will cut off Childhood wonder nes- didn’t include corn, beans,
He try may warrant an asylum People could cross without funds from the U.S. to help tled in an Appalachian val- and tomatoes in his humble
took cop- decision, most will not a problem, yet we still kept you. ley. vegetable plot, true to
ies with have that option. Some out criminals and people “History can teach us This is what I sense, German cuisine, he grew
him and Americans believe these wanting to do us harm. many lessons. We should what I remember, when I cabbage.
a few immigrants should stay People could come in to the be aware of the dangers stand before The Back I’m fond of Menzel’s
hours home and fix their own U.S., find a job, choose to when groups of people are Garden displayed in the gatepost and stick fence,
later countries that were ruined become a U.S. citizen, go subject to raids, held in Detroit Institute of Arts. elements in the composi-
ed with
All the Liblong day... through years corruption,
dictatorships, poverty, and
back to their home country
to visit and bring a better
internment camps and forc-
ibly separated from their
Painted by Adolf von tion that guarded his gar-
Menzel (1815-1905), a
Rick Liblong foreign interference while
the U.S.A. either sat idly
life to their family. The
U.S. had workers to harvest
family members.
“Regardless of the pol-
German Realist artist, he, What I cherish most
about The Back Garden is
too, stood short and stout.
I thought by or actively supported its crops, remodel its hous- itics of immigration, there Biographers of Menzel say
worth sharing with you. coups and oppressive gov- es, work in its restaurants is no reason the richest he may have viewed his Garden page 13
Dennis wrote, ernments. and do its landscaping. country in the world
“Interesting columns from “I don’t believe that Then some Americans should treat people in the
Maria Brown and John
Lengemann. My first com-
ment is that these two peo-
there is one person reading
this who, given the same
circumstances threatening
became alarmed when they
noticed ‘different’ people,
speaking Spanish, in their
way it is being done at our
border. We can protect the
border and be compassion-
Choosing sobriety
ple may be from different
planets or are at least talk-
ing different languages.
their family in their home
country, wouldn’t try to do
the same thing to protect
communities. Based on
fear, laws were passed that
would make it exceedingly
ate human beings at the
same time. We are better
than that as a society, we moment by moment
“Maria is talking about their family and seek a bet- more difficult for others to are better than that as ack in the day, I used tion and drink one of those
compassion, understand- ter life elsewhere and the come to America and start a Americans. We need to to drink quite a bit of beers I so fancy. I know
ing, human dignity and protection from harm that new life. prove we are the greatest beer. Labatt Blue was my that nothing ends well that
how lucky we are as asylum can provide. Even “I do agree with one country in the world and favorite, though I did make begins with a line of hero-
Americans. We should be if you had to walk 1,500 statement Mr. Lengemann walk the walk, not just talk room for the occasional in. But such is the insidi-
a civilization that helps miles to do it. Survival is made in his opinion col- the talk.” Newcastle, Oberon, ous nature of addiction.
others to improve their the most basic instinct in umn. Immigration is a Thanks, Dennis. Grolsch or Stella Artois. My brain is my worst
way of life. all living creatures complex issue. It is one the Couldn’t have said it better By and large I missed out enemy. It urges me to bathe
By the way, these peo- “But to many the Republicans, even when myself. No, we cannot on the craft beer move- it in dopa-
ple are not sneaking across desire for a better life by they had control of the solve everybody’s prob- ment, and I’m okay with mine, and
the border and seeking asy- others is now a crime. White House, House and lems. And we can’t just let that. I wouldn't have made it reminds
lum. They are turning Children are held in custo- Senate, failed to find any anybody come here who for a good beer snob any- me of the
themselves in to border dy as accessories to a solution. They couldn’t wants to. But, like Maria, way. Yet I do understand easiest
agents and legally seeking crime committed by their even agree to build the I’d rather err on the side of the appeal of the micro- way to do
asylum under the current parents seeking a better “big, beautiful wall” that compassion and humanity, brewery. Every day I walk that: drug
laws of the United States. life. Mr. Lengemann boldly would keep everyone out even if it costs a little past Lapeer’s Tilted Axis, and alco-
“John seems to dismiss
compassion when it relates
states, “Seeking asylum,
for the most part, is a
of our gated community of
the U.S.A.
more, than on our “duty”
to keep people out.
and I see people sitting
outside on their patio, hav-
hol abuse.
The Idiopathic Truth...
to immigrants. It’s “duty”
that drives his argument. It
sham...” I can only imagine
that since the asylum laws
“Nearly all of us have
ancestors that came here
Email Rick at
ing a good time with one
another. That’s tough for
easy to
Tim Galbraith
me, because there is a con- those

‘Brotherhood’ is the American way siderable piece of me that

wants to join in.
I find that summertime
times I was blissfully high.
There are many peaceful,
tranquil examples of them.

A poet/philosopher of
yesterday once noted
that “the more things
Nobody knows the
troubles I’ve seen,
ple who see things differ-
ently, for we must learn to
get along with them,
no one. Republicans and
Democrats must be willing
to listen to each other and
is full of triggers. Every
grocery store has a pyra-
mid of 12-packs stacked to
But they don’t tell the
complete story, and it’s a
little harder to remember
change, the more they stay Glory, Hallelujah. somehow. It is easier to remember that listening the ceiling, and it seems as the before and after. It
the same.” And, here we believe that what we does not mean that you if every friendly neighbor takes some work on my
are in another presidential Saving our country is understand is “truth,” and agree, it only means that is outside grilling. The tan- part to recall those stressful
election. A variety of can- not a one-time thing. that any who do not agree you are paying attention talizing smoke from their moments during which I
didates appear and the Saving our country is an are wrong and need to be and seeking to understand. barbecue wafts my way, was on the hunt for some-
country will become ongoing process. We want enlightened. It is important to inviting me to help myself thing that didn’t belong to
increasingly excited. to be free—especially if Then we discover that remember that listening to to a cold, frothy adult bev- me, those moments when I
It is part of the price they are like us, what we those who hold different one another brings us to erage. Yet alcohol cravings burst through the doors of
we pay for insisting upon are not always sure about views believe that they are the edge of brotherhood aren’t all I must endure in a big box retailer with elec-
governing ourselves. In are those right and that we are the and that failure to listen to these moments. The pull of tronics tucked in my waist-
the background, if we lis- who are ones who need to be each other divides and heroin can be abrasively band. It takes some effort
ten, we may hear voices different enlightened. Fortunately separates us. Edwin strong as well. on my part to reflect on the
singing an old spiritual: from us. for us we may suddenly Markham reminds us: Heroin was my drug of morning after, when the
Sometimes I’m up, Oh, if remember Abraham There is a destiny that choice. I cannot begin to drugs wore off and there
sometimes I'm down, slaves Lincoln at Gettysburg say- makes us brothers, fathom how many summer was nothing left but sick-
Sometimes I’m almost should ing: no one knows his way days and nights I lost to the ness and shame.
to the ground be free “It is for us, the living, along; pursuit and use of that Unfortunately, these
O yes, Lord.
The cast of characters
and the
Civil Crawford’s Commentary.. to be here dedicated to the
great task remaining
All that we give into
the lives of others
drug. I spent far too many
of those days hustling up
are the types of moments I
must think about in order
changes, but the script is
pretty much the same, for
came out Aubrey Crawford before us; and from these
honored dead we take
Comes back into our
money, pawning, stealing,
and far too many of those
to make sure not to live
through them again.
we continue to struggle to of that increased devotion to the I care about what your nights higher than a kite in There is a bit of a post-
survive in freedom. wondering. cause for which they gave temple or your creed, a nondescript Flint locale script here, as I look to the
Americans listen, and pon- Sometimes we have the last full measure of one thing holds firm where I really didn’t future. I know that by
der, struggling to decide trouble understanding and devotion... That this and fast; belong. The scariest part of doing the right thing this
whether to “go left,” or to appreciating people who nation, under God, shall That into our faithful all this is that I tend to look summer, it’ll be that much
“go right.” Again, if we are different. After all, we have a new birth of keep of days and deeds back on those memories easier to resist temptation
listen, if we listen, we may believe our way is right freedom.” your soul, and mind, is fondly. in the next. It does get eas-
hear voices singing: and, therefore, anyone Maintaining freedom cast. I know better than to ier. And life keeps getting
Nobody knows the who differs from us must is hard work because it believe good times are in better.
trouble I’ve seen, be wrong. It isn’t easy to must be available to every- Email Aubrey at store for me should I Email Tim at
Nobody knows my sor- live in a world full of peo- one or else it is of value to decide to give in to tempta-
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space call 810-984-5061. Free meals for people in info and to sign up call the 9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
constraints announcements need are offered at the North Family Literacy Center at in Marysville. For more info, a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays
will be posted one week in Branch Senior Center on 810-664-2737. call Julie at 810-388-0868. 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac-
advance of the event. Notices Free Meals, Food Monday and Thursday eve-
For those that have experi-
cine is now available. For
must be received in writing by
noon Monday prior to the First Congregational
nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call
810-441-0322 for more info. Support Groups enced the death of a loved
additional info, to check if
we accept your insurance, or
publication date. one, a support group is avail- to schedule an appointment
Church, United Church of Orchards’ Cupboard Food able facilitated by a trained
Christ, of Imlay City oper- Woman’s life Chapter 855 please call 810-667-0448.
Pantry is open the 3rd United Hospice Service
For Senior Citizens ates a Food Pantry every
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4
Saturday of every month 9
a.m.-noon. Food distributed
will meet at the Lois Wagner
Memorial Library in (UHS) bereavement volun-
teer. Marlette Regional
Free hearing and vision
screens for children of pre-
p.m. The pantry is open to Richmond at 6:30 p.m. on
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce August 6, 2019. Everyone is Hospital, 2770 Main Street school age are available at
people needing food assis- Twp., 586-336-4673. www. in Marlette, hosts this sup- the Lapeer County Health
9-10 a.m. at First tance who live in the Imlay welcome to attend.
Congregational Church in port group the 1st Tuesday Department. To schedule an
City School District. Located Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of each month in the appointment please call 810-
Almont. Practice led by Dina at 275 Bancroft in Imlay
Miramonti, RYT. City. For more information, Museums meetings are held every
Saturday at 10 a.m. at West
Administration Conference
Room. For time and more
667-0448 or 810-245-5549.

Imlay City Senior Center including how to donate Berlin United Methodist info, call 800-635-7490 or Capac Pharmacy is teaming
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 food or money to support The Almont Community Church, Allenton. visit www.marletteregional- with Support Million Hearts
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. the food pantry, please call Historical Society Museum by offering in-pharmacy
the church at (810) 724-6207 is open Saturdays from 1-4 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) blood pressure screenings,
Council on Aging or visit www.fccuccimlay. p.m. Please stop by and meetings are held every TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- 136 North Main St. in Capac,
Membership is open to indi- org. learn about your communi- Monday night at 8 p.m. at loss group meets Tuesday Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
viduals 18 and older. The ty. Society meetings are held St. Paul’s Lutheran Church nights at the Hunter’s Creek Everyone is invited to come
Capac Senior Center is open St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Imlay City. Mobile Home Park Club and have their blood pres-
at the museum on the second
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week- ‘Food for Families’ kitchen House, 725 DeMille Rd. in sure read for free.
Monday of the month at 7 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
days. We offer a variety of is open to the public for free, Lapeer. Weigh-in from
p.m. For more info call 810- and Al-Anon meetings are
activities such as fitness and hot meals every Monday and 796-3355. 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from
craft classes, a book review
group, cards and bus trips.
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m.
The Capac Historical Society
held every Wednesday night
at 8 p.m. at the Capac United
6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info
call 810-667-0999.
For info, call Lori at 395- This Heart Loves Food is open to visitors daily from Methodist Church, Capac,
Pantry is open Tuesdays 10 MI. Free Movie Night. “What
Almont and Dryden area
a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursdays 3-7
p.m. and the 2nd Saturday
1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on
Sundays. Call 810-395-2859 Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 Fundraisers She Saw Changed
Everything” Fri., Aug. 2 at 7
for more info. p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center, p.m. New Life Christian
senior citizens meet the 2nd of each month from 9 a.m. - Woman’s Life Chapter 855’s
Tuesday of the month at 12 12 p.m. at Gateway Assembly The Dryden Historical Lamb Steele building on Church, 4411 Newark Rd.,
Third St. New series starts Bottle & Can Drive contin- Attica. Phone: 810-724-2702
p.m. at the Almont Lions Church, 2796 S. Van Dyke Society’s depot museum will ues all year round. Funds
Hall, 222 Water St., for a Rd., Imlay City. 810-724- be temporarily closed due to Aug. 6. For info or to regis-
ter call Tracy at 810-724- support those in need as we Zumba Gold. Combines
potluck and program. Call 8110. road and sidewalk construc- continue to fight hunger and dance steps with a low
798-8210 for more info. tion. Watch for info regard- 6030 or Ginger at 810-724-
The Attica United Methodist 5772. homelessness in our commu- impact routine. Bring water
ing the reopening of the nity. Call 810-392-5136 for a and a face towel. Every
Adults 55 and over are invit- Church will be holding a museum.
ed to Berlin Twp. Senior free community meal on the Lapeer Area Citizens drop off point, or pick up Monday and Wednesday
Center to play cards from 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each The Imlay City Historical Against Domestic Assault service for a large donation. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
noon-3 p.m. every other month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Museum is open Saturdays meets 1-3 p.m. every Make a difference today by Washington Parks and Rec
Thursday. Bring a sack For more info please call from 1-4 p.m. for the 2019 Wednesday in the Lapeer donating! Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
lunch, beverages provided. 810-724-0690 or visit www. season. Court House for personal Washington Twp. Fee
protection order clinic. For The Imlay City Christian
Senior chair exercise on charged. Call 586-752-6543
School has discount cards
Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. Potluck
luncheons will be served the The Attica Food Bank at the Youth Events info 810-246-0632.
10A Friday AFG Family
available for sale. Proceeds
benefit the school’s athletic,
for info.
Attica United Methodist Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
4th Tuesday of every month Vacation Bible School. Aug. Groups meeting. Imlay City music and PE programs. For
at noon. For info, call 810- Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is Beneficial weight training.
open from 2-4 p.m. the sec- 5-8. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Family FOC Lutheran Church, more information call Imlay Every Monday, Wednesday
395-4518. of Christ Lutheran Church, 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay City Christian School, Mon.-
ond and fourth Monday of and Friday. Washington
Dinner and card playing, the month. Proof of residen- 7191 Imlay City Rd. All ages City. Contact Ginger Miller Fri. 8-4, 810-724-5695. Parks and Rec Center ,
50/50 raffle and prizes of cy and need required. welcome. Theme is Warriors at 810-724-5772 for more 57880 Van Dyke, Washington
high and low for each table for God. No cost and lunch is information. Twp. Call 586-752-6543 for
every 3rd Monday at the The Capac Community included.
Romeo Washington Parks Craft Shows/Bazaars times and prices.
Washington Senior Center, Food Pantry, 112 S. Main
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. and Rec. One on one grief
Rummage Sales
57880 Van Dyke, Washington Street, is open each
This is a FREE workshop counseling provided at both
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8 Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.
for 3-5 year olds & parents/ Romeo and Washington Vendors are being sought for
p.m. For info, call 586-752- Please call LOVE, INC. at caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- Centers. By appointment the Sacred Heart Columbus
6543. 810-245-2414 in advance to ects that will develop your Free tutor training for peo-
only, please call to set up Day Craft Bazaar. Sat., Oct.
ensure your food voucher child’s skills and prepare ple who would like to help
Swing Dance Lessons at the your appointment today 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 700 Maple
will be received before you them for school! Children others in our community
Port Huron Senior Center, 586-752-6543. Free of Vista, Imlay City. For an
stop in to shop. Any ques- also enjoy a snack, story charge. improve English skills.
600 Grand Avenue, Port tions, please call Joyce application email jacquemk- Volunteer basis. Please call
Huron, every Tues. from time, and a free book! Call
Kaufman at 810-395-7532. the Family Literacy Center FOR WIDOWED MEN & for orientation before train-
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- ing at 810-664-2737.
3rd Thurs. of the month The Capac Kitchen serves today to reserve your seat at Crafters/Vendors Wanted!
810-664-2737 and for more Friendship. Join us every 2019 Fall Craft Show at St.
from 7:30-9 p.m. with free meals every Tuesday 3rd Tuesday of each month Volunteer for the Habitat for
instructors Lyle Malaski & from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion info on dates and times. Nicholas Catholic Church Humanity of Lapeer County
from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at on Sat., Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.
Kristina Morton. For info, United Methodist Church. Play groups available. Free 6 Cavis Pioneer Restaurant, at the office. Interested par-
- 3 p.m. 4331 Capac Rd., ties can call 810-664-7111
week sessions. At these 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Capac Eight foot table at and speak to Carolyn,
FREE 90-minute play- Twp. 48074. No RSVP neces- $25 each. Call 810-395-7532 Cheryl or Pete at 810-660-
groups, children will partici- sary. For more info call or 810-310-0187 to register. 7823.
pate in storytime, develop- Joanne K. at 810-324-2304.
mentally appropriate games
Medical Care
This activity is sponsored by
and crafts, learn new skills,
and enjoy a snack and social
Widowed Friends, a peer
support group www.wid- Club News
time with other children. Lapeer County Health
Parents will have the chance Department, 1800 Imlay Veterans of Foreign Wars
to talk to other adults with Widowed Friends invites all City Rd., Lapeer - Regular (VFW) of Imlay City, Post
same-age children. Register widowed to join us for Immunization Clinic Hours: 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
now for the next session! breakfast and friendship in (held in 2nd floor clinic area) (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Numerous locations and a safe setting every 2nd and Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; Veterans Meetings 2nd
dates available. For more 4th Monday of the month at By Appointment Only, Thursday, every other
month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings
1st Thursday every month, 7

c 
p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Saturday of every month, 10
Almont/Dryden Masons
meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Thursday of the month at

St. Paul’s Holy Redeemer Light of Christ Masonic Center in Almont.

Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Community The Imlay City American

Legion Post 135 meets the
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI

810-796-3951 2nd and last Wednesdays of
200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 2720 Winslow Road
the month at 7:00 p.m. The
8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS post is located at 212 E. Third
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 Street. Contact them at 810-

email: 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. BIBLE CLASS 724-1450 or americanlegion-
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ALL WELCOME!!! Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Pastor Tim Martin Pastor Steven Helms
Pastor Alan Casillas
19 Sunday 10 a.m. Service 19 Christian Preschool Available 19
Phone: 810-724-6999 19 The Evening Star Quilt Guild
meets the last Wednesday of
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont BLESSED HOPE
each month at the Davison
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church BAPTIST CHURCH Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) Rd. in Davison. Meetings
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 Wayne Boyd, Pastor 1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
Phone: (586) 784-5854 start at 6:30 p.m. and doors
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 open at 6 p.m. For more info
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
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Youth Ministry Worship Services call Lisa, 810-358-7294.
Junior Church and Nursery Available Eve. Service - 6:30 pm
of the month. Bible Studies Every MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Wed. Service - 6:30 pm
Community Dinner: Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm
Monday and Tuesday Evenings Christian School K-12
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies
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 Come as you are - everyone is welcome! Gayle P. Hortop, Pastor
Come Grow With Us! Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God
19 19 19 19 19 Every Sunday The Lapeer
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Center’s Flea Market is open
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with up to 75
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI

Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557 booths inside and outside
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart
selling a huge variety of items
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
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday to the public. The Lapeer
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart
Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Center Building is at 425
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am  County Center Street. This
Nursery Available
Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Sunday 10:00 a.m. long-running community
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
810.724.1747 Sunday School event is sponsored by The
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May Lapeer Center, a 501(c)3
Worship Service: 10:00 am19
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist
19 810-724-0687 19
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart
Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 19 19
Staffed Nursery During Worship 19
non-profit organization for
over 60 years. For informa-
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church tion on space rentals, call
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
810-347-7915. Low rental
prices on inside and outside
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855 space. There is no admission
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service charge. For general informa-
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m. tion on the Flea Market,
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 Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
Lapeer Center room rentals
Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity and catering, call 810-664-
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm 2109, email lapeercenter@
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade or see www.
John Barker, Minister on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King
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Daley hosts office hours Dispatch log...

IMLAY CITY — State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum,
will hold office hours with constituents at the Imlay Editor’s note: The fol- •15:15 Private Property July 12 Driving While License
City Hall from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, July 29. The lowing is a compilation of Damage Accident (1900 •06:05 Citizen Assist Suspended and had out-
senator will be available to answer questions and pro- activity and reports from block S. Cedar St.) (300 block E. Third St.) standing warrants for her
vide information and assistance, as well as take sug- area police departments: •Multiple Traffic Stops •11:25 Suspicious arrest. She was lodged at
gestions on issues affecting communities and busi- throughout the day Circumstance (1800 block the Lapeer County Jail.
nesses in the district. No appointment is necessary. In Imlay City July 10 S. Cedar St.) Officer Kehoe made the
For more information or to contact Daley, visit July 8 •09:33 Civil Dispute •13:11 Private Property arrest. or call 517-373-1777. •12:06 Suspicious (500 block S. Almont Ave.) Damage Accident (100
Circumstances (200 block •16:28 Suspicious block Midway) In Lapeer County:
E. First St.) Person (1900 block •15:02 Debit Card Complaints handled by
•12:53 Private Property Shagbark Ln.) Fraud (500 block Townsend the Lapeer County Sheriff’s
Check out the Seven Ponds Damage Accident (500
block N. Cedar St.)
•21:39 Threats
Complaint (1800 block S.
•15:30 Animal Problem
Department, in addition to
traffic stops:

Photography Club
•15:06 Road Hazard Cedar St.) - Dogs in Car (100 block E. July 8
(1900 block S. Cedar St.) •Multiple Traffic Stops Third St.) •burglary in the 600
•21:32 Citizen Assist throughout the day •19:34 Domestic block of Garner Dr. in
DRYDEN TWP. — The Seven Ponds Nature (100 block E. Capac Rd.) July 11 Assault (1900 block S. Attica Twp.
Center Photography Club welcomes visitors and new •22:39 Fireworks (N. •04:32 Suspicious Cedar St.) •alarms in the 2000
members to their meetings, held the first and third Almont Ave./E. Capac Rd.) Circumstance (500 block S. •Multiple Traffic Stops block of Hannan Rd. in
Fridays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. •Multiple traffic stops Almont Ave.) throughout the day Imlay Twp.
Mentoring is the main focus of the group with the were made throughout the •12:23 Stalking (1800 July 13 •animal complaint in
first meeting of the month offering an educational day. block S. Cedar St.) •02:20 Suspicious the 4000 block of Hollow
presentation and a member slide show with the second July 9 •20:40 Welfare Check Circumstance (1800 block Corners Rd. in Dryden Twp.
meeting comprising a competitive evaluation of imag- •10:47 Citizen Assist (600 block Cambridge Ln.) S. Cedar St.) •animal complaint in
es. Additionally, the club offers photo club trips and (W. Fourth St./Handley St.) •22:59 Assist New •10:56 Medical Assist the 6000 block of Dryden
workshops throughout the year. •11:40 Personal Injury Baltimore PD with Making (E. Capac Rd./N. Cedar St.) Rd. in Almont Twp.
For more information, including details about Accident (600 block S. Contact with Imlay City •11:21 911 Hang Up •property damage traf-
upcoming events, visit https://spnc.photoclubservices. Cedar St.) Resident (200 block W. (2000 block S. Almont fic crash at Graham and
com or contact Jim Lewis, club president, at 7ponds- •13:44 Private Property Sixth St.) Ave.) Imlay City roads in Imlay Damage Accident (1800 •Multiple Traffic Stops •12:27 Road Hazard (S. Twp.
block S. Cedar St.) throughout the day Cedar St./E. Borland Rd.) •sick care for medical in
•13:12 Lost Property the 2000 block of Saddle
(N. Almont Ave./E. Capac Lane in Attica Twp.
Obituaries Rd.)
•18:05 Alarm (1800
•suspicious circum-
stances at Vanderploeg
block S. Cedar St.) Lane and Corneil Rd. in
~ Jane Kaye Fiebelkorn, 73 ~ •22:06 Fireworks Imlay Twp.
Complaint (2000 block S. •welfare check at Doran
Jane Kaye Fiebelkorn, training at Pontiac needlework, and creating -12 p.m. for visitation, 12 Almont Ave.) and McLean roads in Imlay
born April 29, 1946, has Business Institute; the last beautiful greeting cards noon will be the service •Multiple Traffic Stops Twp.
gone to join her parents, several years was an have also been her pas- with Pastor Bill King. throughout the day July 9
Melvin and Jessie Executive Assistant in the times. She is survived by sis- July 14 •animal complaint in
Fiebelkorn, also of Physics Research Her cards will be on ters, Beth Bastian (Doug) •10:45 Parking the 3000 block of Cross
Almont, to be with her Department. She contin- display at Frontier Town of Michigan and Bonnie Enforcement (400 block W. Creek in Dryden
Lord in Heaven. She was ued to meet with the Arts and Crafts Mall in Bastian (Bernie) of New First St.) •property damage traf-
born in Pontiac and came Gourmet Club, a group of Romeo through the end of Hampshire; nephews, Kurt •18:27 Harassment fic crash in the 4000 block
home to Fox Covert Farm, GM gals, even after retire- the year. Bastian (Diane) of the Complaint (200 block E. of Peppermill Rd. in Attica
outside Oxford. The fami- ment, sampling ethnic cui- In lieu of flowers, Jane United Kingdom, Stefan Fifth St.) Twp.
ly moved to Almont in the sines at various restau- requested donations be Bastian of Florida and •21:27 Animal Problem •welfare check in the
early 1950s; she with her rants. made to Almont Literary Jake Bastian (Maria) of - Loose Dog (400 block N. 900 block of Caster Dr. in
older sister attended She was an active Club, which meets at the New Hampshire; nieces, Almont Ave.) Attica Twp.
Almont Community member of Almont Almont Congregational Kim Brown of Georgia •Multiple Traffic Stops July 10
Schools, Jane graduated in Literary Club, holding var- Church building. and Tamara Bennett throughout the day •property damage traf-
1964. ious offices and creating Memorial service will (Ervin) of New Mexico; July 15 fic crash at Lake Pleasant
Jane worked for 30 yearly program booklets be held at Muir Brothers and three grand-nephews •15:48 Welfare Check and Lum roads in Arcadia
years at General Motors for 20 or so years. Funeral Home in Almont, and nieces and their chil- (N. Cedar St./E. Capac Rd.) Twp.
Technical Center, after Photography, leather work, Saturday July 20, 10 a.m. dren. •21:01 Threats •property damage traf-
Complaint (1900 block S. fic crash at Attica and
Cedar St.) Youngs roads in Attica Twp.
~ Lyal Greenwald, 69 ~ •23:58 Suspicious •peace officer duties in
Circumstance (2000 block the 5000 block of Sutton
Lyal Greenwald, age direct care worker for 16 (Amanda) Greenwald of The funeral was held S. Almont Ave.) Rd. in Attica Twp.
69, of Columbiaville, MI years at Oakdale Columbiaville, MI; two Friday, July 12, 2019 at •Multiple Traffic Stops •alarms in the 2000
died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Healthcare in Lapeer, MI. sisters, Jane Penzien and Muir Brothers Funeral throughout the day block of Winslow Rd. in
at Victoria’s House of Previous to Oakdale, Lyal Dorothy Gibson; three Home of Imlay City, 225 Attica Twp.
Flint, MI. Lyal Jay was employed as a direct brothers, Leonard N. Main Street, Imlay In Almont: •assist motorist at west-
Greenwald was born care worker for Caro State Greenwald, Melvin City, MI. Pastor Mark July 8 bound I-69 and Lake
October 7, 1949 in Lapeer, Home for 12 years. He Greenwald and Larry Wheatley, Pastor of •12:01 hours An officer Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp.
MI. He is the son of the attended People’s Baptist Greenwald; and two People’s Baptist Church was dispatched to a family •larceny in the 500
late Jay Harlan and the Church in Columbiaville. grandchildren, Michael officiated. Interment fol- disturbance call near the block of Townsend Dr. in
late Vera (Reamer) Lyal had a small farm and Todd Greenwald and lowed at Willow Grove 5200 block of Kidder Rd. It Imlay City
Greenwald. He grew up liked to raise canaries, Brenden Michael Cemetery, Armada, MI. was later determined that a •welfare check at the
in Imlay City, MI. Lyal finches, chickens, rabbits, Greenwald. Funeral arrangements 50-year-old Almont man Arcadia Township
attended Imlay City High and pigeons. When Lyal He was preceded in were made by Muir was intoxicated and admit- Cemetery
School and graduated from was younger, he raced death by his parents, Jay Brothers Funeral Home of ted to driving to the resi- •peace officer duties in
North Branch High homing pigeons. and Vera Greenwald; and Imlay City. Please be sure dence. The man was arrest- the 3000 block of Lum Rd.
School. Lyal is survived by his brother, Earl to sign the online register ed for Operating While in Arcadia Twp.
He was employed as a one son, Michael Greenwald. at Intoxicated, Driving While •911 hang up call in the
License Suspended, and 200 block of Meadow View
~ Janet Hamlin, 81 ~ had a warrant for his arrest
out of the Warren Police
Dr. in Attica Twp.
•welfare check at Imlay
Janet Hamlin, age 81, Pope of Montrose, MI; Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Department. Officer Wilson City and Force roads in
of Dryden, MI died three sons, Micheal Rochester Christian made the arrest. Attica Twp.
Monday, July 15, 2019 at Hamlin of Virginia Beach, Church, 4436 N. July 12 July 11
her home. Janet Lee VA, Jeffrery Hamlin of Rochester Rd., Rochester, •21:56 hours A 36-year- •assist motorist on east-
Johnson was born Dryden, MI and Scott MI. Reverend Richard old Eastpointe woman was bound I-69 and Winslow
September 13, 1937 in (Lety) Hamlin of Attica, Crisco, pastor at Rochester stopped on Van Dyke Rd. Rd. in Attica Twp.
Highland Park, MI. She MI; three sisters, Charlotte Christian Church, will near Webster Rd. for cross- •cruelty to animals in
was the daughter of the Ruelle, Sharon High and officiate. ing the center line. The the 6000 block of Hall Rd.
late George and the late Michelle Volmers; her The family will be woman was arrested for in Almont Twp.
Lucille (Sheldon) Johnson. son-in-law, George Bowen available for visitation 2-5
Janet grew up in of Dryden, MI; 16 grand- and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday,
Waterford and Utica, MI. children, 22 great-grand- July 17 at Muir Brothers RAISE THE BAR Printed Materials
She attended Waterford children; and 3 great- Funeral Home, 225 N.
High School. Janet moved great-grandchildren. Main Street, Imlay City, ON YOUR PRINT Business Cards

Signs & Banners
to the Dryden area while She was preceded in MI and 10:30 - 11:30 Promotional
she was a teenager. She building, gardening, stone death by her parents, a.m., Thursday, at
married Harold Hamlin on work and painting. She George and Lucille Rochester Christian PRODUCTS Products
Graphic Design
February 15, 1955 in loved to participate in the Hamlin; her daughter, Church. Fax & Copy
Dryden, MI. Scottish Highland Nanci Lee Bowen; four Funeral arrangements
She was mostly a Festivals in Livonia, brothers, Ronald Johnson, were made by Muir
homemaker raising her Alma, Sarnia and George Johnson, Gerald Brothers Funeral Home of &
family. Janet and Harold Williamsburg, VA with her Johnson and Eugene Imlay City, 225 N. Main e s ults anteed ice.
lity Guar y serv te!
worked in ministry for 42 family. Johnson; her granddaugh- Street, MI. Quaervice  deliverject quo
years in the Dryden area. Janet is survived by ter, Catherine Baker; and Please be sure to sign S p & pro
her husband, Harold Fast fer pickur a free
They went on many mis- her son-in-law, John the online register at muir- of fo
Hamlin; two daughters, We today
sionary trips to Mexico Gabbard. to share C a l l
and helped build many Juli Gabbard of Dryden, The funeral will be memories and condolenc-
churches. Janet enjoyed MI and Tami (Kevin) held at 11:30 a.m., es.

~ John C. Harris, 81 ~
John C. Harris, He is survived by his Young, Ariel, Mikayla, Bergstrom.
81, born and raised in wife, Patricia; children, Brianna and Brandon A burial service will be
Almont, MI class of ’55, Mike Harris, Coleen (Tod) Harris. held at Ferguson Cemetery,

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lived in South Chicago, Young, Vicky (Craig) Preceded in death by Almont, MI on Sunday,
Calumet City and Lowell, Kurowski, Tim (Emily) his parents, Marcellus and July 28 at 4 p.m. Dinner
IN, passed away Harris; grandchildren, Frances Harris, siblings, with John’s family to fol-
Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Lauren and Heather Charles Harris, Judy low. BEST PRINTING. BEST PRICE.

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TSC hosts family fun at Fair

IMLAY CITY — Andrea Grifka, from Ubly.
End of an era:
from page 1 nized for their 50 years of
Tractor Supply Company’s The winners will be hon- farm’s fieldwork and participation in Telfarm,
Mobile Fair Tour is making ored during a special cere- they’ll continue to grow Michigan State
its way to Imlay City dur- mony at the Tractor Supply cash crops. University’s financial man-
ing the fair. From July 23 to booth at the Eastern In the farm’s century- agement system. They’ve
July 27, Eastern Michigan Michigan State Fair on July plus history, Lynn Island been Michigan Milk
State fairgoers will have 27 at 2 p.m. In addition to a has generated many acco- Producer Association
the chance to experience commemorative plaque, lades and awards. members for more than
fun and games at the winners will walk away Duane and Dale’s sis- five decades.
Tractor Supply booth and with a special Tractor ter, Sue Stuever Battel, “Duane is the oldest of
celebrate 4-H and FFA Supply gift pack. notes that for many years our eight siblings. Our
youth who are making a “Each year, we look Lynn Island Farms was St. family has had many
difference in Imlay City. forward to joining fairs Clair County’s top-produc- opportunities because of
From July through across the country because ing dairy herd milking two the farm and the cows. We
September, the fair will they are so important to our times a day and was home are all aware that a major
make 10 stops in eight dif- customers and their life- to many of the county’s part of this is due to
ferent states. From a bean style,” said Phil Reiter, vice highest dollar value cows Duane’s lifelong dedication
bag toss to “feed the ani- president of national and per the Dairy Herd to the cows. He never took
mals” and a free photo local store marketing at Improvement Association’s vacations and barely took
booth to giveaways, music Tractor Supply Company. ranking. any time away from the
and more, each stop will “From the ‘Great Neighbor’ “It was often named cows at all. He managed
include interactive activi- Contest—which recognizes one of the top 100 most them hands-on and did so
ties for all ages. 4-H and FFA youth for productive dairy farms in extremely well by all mea-
Along with games and their impact on neighbors, the state,” Sue added, cred- sures. We are thankful for
prize-winning opportuni- schools and communi- iting her brother’s manage- that and excited for him to
ties, the Mobile Fair Tour ties—to the interactive ment of the farm for those finally get to go out to pas-
will celebrate three local games and hands-on activi- high marks. ture and enjoy a retire-
4-H and FFA youth at each ties at the Tractor Supply The Stuevers have ment,” Sue added.

File photo
stop through the Tractor booth, the Mobile Fair Tour always seen value in par- The Stuever family is
Supply “Great Neighbor” is a meaningful event that ticipating in programs that also grateful to their
Contest. This year’s contest brings together friends and benefitted their practices employees, especially
encouraged youth to sub- families while celebrating Guests interact with friendly calves at Lynn
and helped fellow farmers. Autumn Black who has Island Farms during a 2010 St. Clair County
mit a photo and caption of all those who love the “For three generations helped care for the cows
a 4-H or FFA program or land.” farm tour.
the farm has cooperated for many years.
experience that shows how To view the full list of with Michigan State Duane, Dale and Sue’s Friend of the Extension changed. Auction sales
they’ve made a significant state and county fair stops University Extension pro- great-grandparents award from Michigan State used to be a big social
impact in their community. and corresponding dates, fessionals on scientific Christian and Wilhelmina University for their involve- event in the farming com-
The winning students please visit TractorSupply. research and education Stüwer immigrated from ment with various programs, munity,” Duane said.
attending the Eastern com/FairTour. Mobile Fair projects. When the dairy Germany to the United including 4-H. Although it’s the end
Michigan State Fair are Tour updates and announce- expanded in the early States in 1883 and soon As of last week, Duane of an era for their family,
Selena Nellenbach, from ments can also be found on 1980s, visitors from after started the family’s said the sale manager Lynn Island Farms and it’s
Attica; Lindsey Propst, Tractor Supply Company’s around the globe toured the dairy farm. expects up to 80 people legacy still remains.
from Norton Shores; and Facebook page. farm. They also hosted The St. Clair County will attend today’s auction “It will definitely feel
numerous 4-H and univer- Dairy Herd Improvement with many potential buyers different without hearing

Fair opens: is on Saturday, July 27.

Special Days back
sity exchange students
from around the world,”
Association was formed in
the living room of their
putting in purchase
requests remotely without
Holsteins bellow or seeing
them in the pastures, but
The Fair will again Sue said. grandparents, Albert and being there in person. the farm will go on feeding
from page 1 Some years ago, Lynn
offer free admission on Ruth. Their parents, Alfred “There are just fewer our neighbors far and
and Saturday, though chil- Thursday, July 25 to pre- Island Farms was recog- and Doris, received the 2010 farms and times have near,” she said.
dren age 3 and under are registered residents with
admitted free, but without special needs and their
carnival ride privileges. caregivers, sponsored by
Parking on the grounds Imlay City Ford; and a
is free every day, while the Veterans Day for U.S. mili-
daily admission price tary veterans and active
includes access to carnival duty personnel, co-spon-
rides and grandstand events, sored by Kroger Foods and
the petting zoo, Sea Lion the Lapeer County Office
Splash, Reptile Park, and of Veterans Affairs.
performances by the A third free admission
“Flying Pages” and “Sweet day arrives on Friday, July
Willie Tea,” along with 26, when the Fair Board
other scheduled events. acknowledges local foster
Livestock Auction children and parents with a
For traditional fair- special appreciation pro-
goers, there will be an gram at halftime of
abundance of 4-H activi- Wednesday night’s Bump-
ties, including livestock N-Run, to start at 7 p.m.
exhibits and the annual Fair For the convenience of
Auction to take place on visitors, the brand-new
Thursday, July 25. Eastern Michigan Fair
This year’s main grand- Office can be found in the
stand events begin at 7 p.m. tan building to the west of
and will include: the fairgrounds’ entrance
•Figure 8 Trailer Races turnstiles.
on Tuesday, July 23. For further information
•Drag Racing on about the 2019 Eastern
Photo by provided

Wednesday, July 24. Michigan State Fair, call

•Monster Trucks on the office at 810-724-4145,
Thursday, July 25. email to: info@eastern-
•A Bump-N-Run on or
Friday, July 26. visit the Eastern Michigan Under Duane Stuever’s management Lynn Island Farms had the top-producing milking herd in all
•The Demolition Derby State Fair website. of St. Clair County for many years.

Boost: donation that we’ve

received yet, and we’re
Whatever level corpo-
rate sponsors choose, all
from page 1 hoping that it is the begin- contributions are welcome
son, Matteus, is a junior at ning of a trend,” says and appreciated, Wimpari
Imlay City High School Booster member Dan adds.
and is quite active in band. Wimpari. “Our primary “The Imlay City
Karwowski says JVIS goal at this time is to pro- Instrumental Band Program
has long been supportive cure new concert attire for is a highly visible represen-
of educational programs the high school bands, as tative of our schools, as the
for youths, so he thought the tuxedos and dresses marching band is a staple
they might feel the same they currently wear are at every parade, holiday
way about music. showing their age.” and other events down-
“I just approached the Wimpari says the town,” Wimpari says. “We
president (of JVIS) and Corporate Sponsorship hope that by getting the
was wondering whether or program offers an opportu- word out about our new
not they supported musical nity for sponsors to choose Corporate Sponsorship pro-
endeavors,” Karwowski their level of contribution gram, local businesses will
says. “They’ve supported and the “tangible, practical see the value our music
the (Spartronics) robotics benefits” that go along program brings to the com-
team, which Matteus is with it. munity and step up to sup-
File photo

involved in, for the past Benefits include com- port them in the same way
two years, so I thought I’d munity loyalty, brand rec- they do our athletic pro-
Gateway Assembly volunteers pump gas at the 2018 This Heart Loves ask.” ognition in concert pro- grams.”
giveaway at the Imlay Quick Mart. This year, the church has included And so he did. Once grams and on the Imlay For more information
emergency first responders to those who can receive a free fill up. again, JVIS came through. City Band Boosters web- about the new Imlay City
“They were very quick site, company logo dis- Band Boosters Corporate
Giveaways: Michigan Food Bank will
deliver that day. The give-
exams, sports physicals and
more. Events will include a
to respond, and extremely
generous,” Karwowski
played as a sponsor at band
events, recognition at foot-
Sponsorship Program, visit
away is open to everybody, car show, live music, a pet- says. “They didn’t even ball games and more. sponsorship.
from page 1 regardless of their circum- ting zoo and inflatables. blink an eye. It is an amaz- The Boosters also pro- Along with raising
held at the Gateway stances,” Wampler said. New attractions this ing company that is sup- vide each corporate spon- funds to support music
Assembly campus, 2796 S. Attendees are asked to year include Lions Club portive of a lot of commu- sor with a certificate of programs, the Imlay City
Van Dyke Rd. bring boxes or totes, if pos- vision screenings, a video nity activities.” appreciation for display at Band Boosters volunteer at
On August 1, a grocery sible, to carry the food game trailer and exciting JVIS’s $2,500 sponsor- their business. band events, help pay for
giveaway is planned for 9 items. giveaways. ship was a big boost for “While we have pre-set band concert attire, chaper-
a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Belle On Saturday, August 3, “Our lead pastor, Jeff the all volunteer Boosters sponsorship levels based one band trips, provide
Valley Plaza, while sup- a Community Giveback Krist, challenged us to group. on the size of the donation, meals at marching band
plies last. event will be held at the invest $100,000 worth of Having recently (corporate sponsors) can camp and band events, and
The food giveaway is a Gateway Campus. giving into our communi- launched its new Corporate get creative with donations provide financial assistance
new feature of the This That day, church mem- ty,” Wampler said. Sponsorship program, they and sponsor something for band camps and train-
Heart Loves campaign. bers and volunteers will For more information, are very grateful for JVIS specific like band camp ing when possible. For
“We’re putting an order offer vehicle inspections, visit the event’s website at USA’s support. scholarships, concert attire, more information email
in for two semi loads of car washes, oil changes, or “The generous dona- instruments or equipment,” dwimpari@imlaycityband-
food that the Eastern haircuts, backpacks, eye call them at 810-724-8110. the largest single Wimpari says.
Page 13-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 17, 2019

LARA’s handling of waterslide shut down is baffling at best

Editor’s note: The fol- to the platforms.” The of Construction Codes, first, requesting its annual of July—four months late, years, the Lapeer County
lowing press release was BCC considers its findings (BCC), Press Release inspection back on March when the waterslide has Parks & Recreation
issued by Lapeer County a safety issue; consequent- dated Monday, July 8, 1, 2019 and paid the been open since June 15, Department has fully com-
Prosecuting Attorney Mike ly, it issued a Cease and 2019, and its letter dated inspection fee. Second, the 2019? plied with R 408.8732 and
Sharkey in response to Desist order against Lapeer July 3, 2019 by Rebecca Lapeer County Parks & To spell out the obvi- had the waterslide inspect-
press inquiries about the County Parks and Jones, Manager of the Recreation Department ous, if the State inspection ed by the State and it has
shut down of the ‘blue spi- Recreation Department for Elevator, Ski and immediately closed the was timelier, any safety only opened and operated
ral’ slide at Lapeer operating the waterslide Amusement Division, waterslide after the inspec- concerns could have been the waterslide with a valid
County’s Torzewski Park until the slide is repaired Bureau of Construction tion; and third, immediate- attended to well in advance authorized permit from the
by the Michigan pursuant to Michigan’s Codes to Lapeer County ly initiated repairs to the of opening the waterslide State.
Department of Licensing Carnival-Amusement Prosecuting Attorney, waterslide and will not re- at the beginning of the Closing the waterslide
and Regulation. The press Safety Act. Michael J. Sharkey, there open the waterslide until summer. Instead, halfway now will needlessly cost
release is dated July 10, With the safety of this will be no criminal prose- after the BCC re-inspects through the summer, the the Lapeer County Parks &
2019. Sharkey may be community of utmost con- cution of anyone from the the waterslide and is satis- “safety of the public” Recreation Department
reached at 810-667-0326 cern, Joe Stock, the man- Lapeer County Parks & fied that the public will be claim has unnecessarily thousands of dollars in lost
or via email to msharkey@ ager of the Lapeer County Recreation Department. safe with the completed been placed into question revenues, which consider- Parks & Recreation For the State to have repairs. and the Lapeer County ing it is self-funded and

A fter the annual inspec-

tion on Wednesday,
July 3, 2019, the Michigan
Department, took immedi-
ate action and “shut down”
the waterslide and hired a
even insinuated that a
criminal act has been com-
mitted is irresponsible,
The way the State has
handled this compels the
public to ask the following
Parks & Recreation
Department has undeserv-
edly been falsely accused
receives no taxpayer dol-
lars from the Lapeer
County Board of
Department of Licensing steel company to fabricate misinforming and unneces- baffling question: Since of committing a criminal Commissioners, is a loss
and Regulatory Affairs and powder coat new parts sarily alarming. There has the required waterslide act. that the State should con-
(LARA) Bureau of to replace the corroded been no violation of the inspection is to ensure the To be clear, the recent sider compensating the
Construction Codes (BCC) steel. The required repairs Carnival-Amusement safety of our children, State inspection produced Lapeer County Parks &
“shut down” the blue spiral will be made this week. Safety Act, (PA 255 of where in the State’s press no evidence to conclude Recreation Department.
waterslide at Torzewski The BCC will then make a 196), as the Lapeer County release and its letter, is its that the waterslide was Lastly, if anything is to be
County Park in Oregon follow up inspection Parks & Recreation explanation as to why it ever unsafe necessitating learned from this situation,
Township due to its find- before the waterslide is Department took the did not get around to that the waterslide be it is that the State should
ing of “corroded steel con- reopened. required action to ensure inspecting the waterslide closed. Nor has any State conduct its inspections
necting the stair stringers As for LARA’s Bureau the safety of the public by until the day before the 4th inspection in the past 20+ before issuing a permit.

Letters from our readers continued: from page 8

The lies we are being told are too numerous to mention

Governments do [not] tions to support their agen- those that simply disap- to these people when many government forever. American people and gov-
have or produce wealth. da. If the facts do not sup- pear? working Americans are Several states now give ernment.
Governments simply take port this agenda then they Why do we see more incurring debt to pay for driver’s licenses to illegal For those who hate our
wealth from one pocket just spread lies. Hitler stat- young men than women in their own health care. aliens, which is a pathway country, go someplace you
(yours) and simply give it ed that if you tell a lie long the caravans? The lies we are being to voting. think is better if you can
to another. When groups enough the people will We are told the illegal told are too numerous to No, I would not want to find it. I have traveled to
protest in the streets belief it to be true. aliens are from South mention but when we see live in the conditions in the South America, the Middle
demanding money be given Let us look at some America but the border people like Alexandria camps on the border, but I East, Europe and the com-
to their agenda, they are facts, lies and questions patrol has reported Chinese Ocasio-Cortez seen in tears also do not believe that munist Soviet Union.
saying you as a hard-work- that need to be answered. and Africans crossing the at what appears to be next people who violated the Believe me, there is no bet-
ing citizen should take the If these are poor people border. How were two to a fence at a detention law should be paid for at ter place than the United
money that you use to sup- why do many have smart oceans crossed and who center when in fact she is the expense of taxpaying States.
port your family and give it phones and who pays for paid for the transportation? looking through the fence American people, meaning And remember there is
to their cause. them? What is very scary is the at a parking lot tells a story. you and I. Remember these no government money nor
The United States has a Where do they get the Africans have come from The Democrats want people were not invited is there any free lunch. If
crisis at the southern bor- food and water required to the same regions that have open borders and large here and the conditions that you are a taxpayer it’s your
der. It is one that has not make a 2,000 mile trip from been plagued with Ebola. numbers of immigrants, they are in is one of their money that is being used.
been created by our gov- Central America to Texas? Ebola has up to a two-year with no citizenship ques- making. The system has And in closing,
ernment but by an invasion Look at the clothes that incubation period. tion on the 2020 Census so been overwhelmed by their AMERICANS FIRST!
of lawbreakers. The they wear, not rags but in No one wants to talk that there can be enough actions and now somehow —Joe Pilchak
extreme left is also known many cases new and in about the diseases that have votes to control the federal it is the fault of the Capac
as progressives (another style? come with immigrants such

Armada Fair is set for Aug. 12-18

word for communist) using Why are the bleeding as TB with no known cure;
this to further their agenda. hearts not talking about the mumps, measles and God
The left has always used 30-percent plus of women knows what else. Now the
women, children and fami- and young girls that are leftist Democrats are The Armada Fair, a favorite. In addition, all of Between” and is the North
lies as a means to gain emo- raped in the caravans or demanding free health care Macomb County Tradition the fair’s nightly arena Carolina native’s third sin-
for 147 years, will be back events are free and will gle from his Seasons Change
August 12-18. Seven days include Monster Trucks, the album which debuted No. 1
Goal is save lives, not write tickets of fun for everyone! It’s a
true country fair.
Demolition Derby, the
Figure 8, Bump and Run, a
on the Billboard Country
Albums Chart. The concert
With Michigan’s Click who are working hard to The Click or Ticket You won’t want to miss world class professional is free with fair admission or
It or Ticket enforcement encourage seat belt use – effort is funded through the thousands of exhibits, rodeo presented by Lost infield standing room only
campaign now complete, every trip, every time. federal highway safety hundreds of farm animals, Nation and truck and tractor armbands are on sale for
preliminary reports indi- Motorists need to grants and coordinated by the free children’s activities, pulls. $10 each online or at the
cate law enforcement offi- remember that buckling up the Office of Highway eating contests and daily This year’s Monday information booth the day of
cers from 109 local police is the easiest thing they can Safety Planning. Michigan entertainment. night entertainment will be the concert.
departments, sheriff offic- do to reduce traffic fatali- law requires drivers, front Big Rock Amusements the American Idol Season Be sure to enjoy all the
es, and Michigan State ties and injuries on seat passengers, and pas- will be on hand to give 10 winner, Scotty McCreery. Armada Fair has to offer.
Police (MSP) posts in 38 Michigan roads. Our goal sengers age 15 and young- everyone a safe and thrilling The concert will begin at Pre-Sale discounted admis-
counties conducted 8,145 is to save lives, not write er, in any seating position, ride experience. We can’t 8:30. McCreery’s musical sion tickets are available by
traffic stops resulting in tickets. to be buckled up. Children forget the food either. There influences were Merle going online to armadafair.
2,930 seat belt and child Seat belt use in must be in a car seat or is nothing more appealing. Haggard, George Jones, org. For further information
restraint citations between Michigan stands at 93.4 booster seat until they are 8 Also, on hand all week Conway Twitty and above see our website at www.
May 20 – June 2. percent, slightly higher years old or 4’9” and chil- for everyone’s viewing plea- all Elvis Presley. Most or call 586-
In addition to issuing than the national seat belt dren under 4 years old must sure will be the Budweiser recently Scotty reached 784-5488.
seat belt violations, officers use rate of 89.6 percent in be in the backseat. Clydesdales and their number one on the record See you at the fair!
during the Click It or Ticket 2018, according to the sta- —Michael L. Prince, Dalmatian mascot. These charts with “Five More —Nancy Bliss
campaign issued 693 tistics from the National Office of Highway Safety beautiful and friendly ani- Minutes” and “This Is It.” Armada Fair
speeding citations, made 13 Highway Traffic Safety Planning mals are always a crowd His new single is “In Armada
alcohol-related arrests, and Administration. Buckling
45 other felony arrests. up can reduce the risk of
Thank you to all the
law enforcement officers
serious injury or death by
45 percent. Garden: tinel high on the front
porch where she’d sit and Tri-City Times
from page 9 swing above the roses.
My mother planted a back Serving the communities which form the

Alternative: very long spoons. As I

watched, a woman dipped
her spoon into a bowl of
Menzel’s perspective
inside the fence amongst
garden when she returned
to Kentucky and built a
‘Gateway to the Thumb’ . . .
Almont, Capac, Dryden and Imlay City
the cabbages and lettuces. house. My daughters
from page 8 stew before her, but rather He welcomes me to stroll observed their Nana stand
than struggling to feed her- P.O. Box 278 • 594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City, MI 48444
the weedy paths with him. by her kitchen sink and
seated around the tables self, she extended her He nods to the red roses admire apple trees and Hours of operation:
were emaciated and sickly, spoon out and fed the man climbing the fence and the sweet corn.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
moaning with hunger. seated across from her. Contact us at:
“As I came closer, I shed where he stows his Thus my childhood and
This person, now satisfied hoe. adult homecomings to my
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tried again, they couldn’t the difference between
bring nourishment to their heaven and hell,” the old in the shade and strung observed the seasons turn. O U R S TA F F :
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dance before them, they “It is neither the qualities With no radio reception labor and pleasure as one. Editor • Catherine Minolli •
were starving.” of the place, nor of the in the mountains, neigh- This is what I remember Assistant Editor • Maria Brown •
She continued, “I left abundance of resources, but bors kept her company. when I consider Adolf von Sports Editor • Kevin Kissane •
this horrid place and the way people treat each “Mrs. Smith, your garden Menzel’s The Back Staff Writer • Tom Wearing •
opened a new door, one other. sure looks purdy this sum- Garden—another window Advertising Director • Kim Jorgensen •
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was surprised to see that We would rather go hungry Granny held her labor Eden. Director of Creative Services • Susie Brill •
very same scene before my than give the people we and pleasure in perfect har- To marvel how sum- Creative Services • Natalie Zrembski
eyes, a dining hall filled don’t care for the pleasure mony. One was the other. mer after summer, tall
with row upon row of of eating.” Beside the steps of her rows of corn swallowed Deadlines:
tables, and on those tables, “But in heaven, we postage-stamp front yard, my grandmother whole. For Classifieds, Community Calendar,
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Page 14-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 17, 2019

Legal Liquor license request

Announcements prompts concern in Capac
ESTATE OF GOODLAND Council questions ‘dance-entertainment’ authorization associated with current license

ESTATE OF Timothy J.
TOWNSHIP By Maria Brown
Abbott, and the Timothy J. Abbott
Living Trust dated March 15, 2019. NOTICE
A Public hearing will be held by
Date of birth: 01/11/1962
NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The the Goodland Township Planning CAPAC — The village
Commission on Thursday, August 8,
decedent, Timothy J. Abbott, who
2019 at 7:00 p.m. The reason for this
plans to send a letter to the
lived at 5925 Reynolds Road, Imlay state’s Liquor Control
hearing is to consider the application
City, MI 48444, died on June 23,
2019. by Sallie and Thomas Walker for the Commission regarding a
use of their Property and Barn, locat- proposed license transfer
Creditors of the decedent are
ed at 6675 Wagner Rd. Imlay City,
notified that all claims against the
Michigan, to be used for events such being sought by Sunrise
estate or the trust will be forever
barred unless presented to Ryan Day, as educational classes, weddings, Stores, L.L.C.
named Trustee/Personal showers, meetings, children’s tours At their July 15 meet-
and summer camp.
Representative, 5950 Lum Road,
Public comments can be made
ing, the council voted to
Attica, MI 48412 within 4 months
by mail to Mavis Roy, Goodland have clerk Lisa Lulis put
after the date of publication of this
notice. Township, 2374 N. Van Dyke Rd., their concerns in writing

Photo by Maria Brown

Date: 7/15/19 Imlay City, Michigan 48444 regarding certain aspects of
Mavis A. Roy / Clerk
Attorney, Timothy W. Denney
Goodland Township the license, particularly an
P39990, 110 N. Saginaw Street, Ste. “d an ce-en t ert ai n m en t ”
1, Lapeer, MI 48446, (810) 664-0750.
Ryan Day, Trustee/Personal authorization associated
Representative, 5950 Lum Road, with the license currently
Attica, MI 48412. held by a Port Huron estab- Sunrise Stores is seeking approval from the state to purchase a liquor
lishment, saying it wasn’t license that would allow for the sale of alcohol that could be consumed
clear what that designation both on and off site, plus allow for entertainment in the former McDonald’s
CALL 810-724-2615 to publish allowed. restaurant site on Capac Road.
your legal announcement or email: In June, the village was
notified that the Michigan drink and spirits for con- it’s new home across the consider the opinions of Liquor Control Commission sumption on the premises.” street when the Love’s the local residents, local
received an application to Additionally, it notes Travel Stop was construct- legislative body or local
have a class C liquor license that a dance permit “allows ed in 2018. law enforcement agency

transferred from Sisters, dancing by patrons of a In addition to the with regard to the proposed
Inc. in Port Huron to business with an on prem- “dance-entertainment” business when determining
Sunrise Stores at their 3200 ises license” and that an allowance, the license whether an applicant may
Capac Road location. State “entertainment” allowance appears to include Sunday be issued a license or per-

officials said their enforce- “permits certain types of sales between 12 noon and mit.” Licensees must com-
ment division is investigat- live 2 a.m. and an outdoor ser- ply with all state and local
ing the request. entertainment permit does vice area, like a patio. building codes and ordi-
Per state law, approval not allow topless activity.” The license also nances.
of the license transfer by Attorney Al Francis includes a Specially In other meeting mat-
the village is not required also encouraged the vil- Designated Merchant des- ters:
but Capac officials can lage’s letter to note that the ignation that allows for the •The council approved
submit an opinion regard- Sunrise facility has only sale of beer and wine for spending up to $2,000 to
Automotive Glass ing the application or
advise of any non-compli-
ever been licensed for use
as a fast food restaurant.
consumption off the
licensed premises. Some
purchase a new garage
door for the police depart-
ance issues. Located at Capac and council members said they ment and have it installed.
According to the Koehn roads, just north of were told Sunrise wants to •A two-year employ-

Michigan Department of I-69, the Sunrise store cur- open a microbrewery at the ment agreement with Sgt.
MIRRORS & MORE rently houses a BP gas sta- Capac facility.
AUTOMOTIVE Licensing and Regulatory Alan Przywara was
• Frame & Frameless Shower Enclosures • Affairs website, a Class C tion. Previously, it was also The Department of approved. The contract for
• Custom Mirrors • Replacement Windows •
license allows establish- home to a McDonald’s res- Licensing and Regulatory the part-time position
719 Van Dyke - Imlay City • 810-724-2480 taurant but the fast food Affairs says that the Liquor
ments “to sell, at retail, includes a two percent
• MUFFLERS • TUNE-UPS beer, wine, mixed spirit chain opted to move into Control Commission “shall wage increase.

Learn lots about sharks,

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• Service & Install
• Financing Ruth Hughes libraries present never offered before,” said
Summers. “We had several
Summers noted that
due to limited space, adults
Building • Licensed & Insured
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unique programs this month patrons suggest such a pro-
gram and decided to give it
wishing to attend the pro-
gram should call the library
810-387-4452 By Tom Wearing required. Just drop in and a try.” in advance to reserve a have fun during normal She said the program spot.
library operating hours.” will be presented by natu- For further information
I M L AY   C I T Y   — Additionally, Summers ralist Laurel Zoet, who will about either of the upcom-
Outdoor There are lots of things for will be presenting a “Shark bring along a live de-scent- ing programs, contact
Equipment kids to do at the Ruth Storytime” at the pavilion ed skunk that library visi- Mandy Summers at the
Custom Building & Remodeling Hughes Memorial District at Attica Township Park on tors are able to pet. library at 810-724-8043.
Additions • Kitchens • Bath • Farm House Library this month. Tuesday, July 23 at 1 p.m.
Renovations • Siding • Decks • Windows This week, Mandy “On Friday, July 26 at
Family Owned Since 1973 • Licensed & Insured Summers, Ruth Hughes 1 p.m., we will be having

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Library Youth Services
Coordinator, outlined some
Shark Bingo,” Summers
says. “Basically it’s normal Destiny: able characters who face
harsh realities of life. They
ESTIMATES deal with disease, death,

of the upcoming activities. bingo, but with a refreshing from page 9

Shark Week sharky twist.” and financial setbacks dur-
“From July 22-27, Secret Life of Skunks with suspense. ing World War I and the

Excavating we’re celebrating Shark

Week,” said Summers. “It’s
Later this month the
library will turn its atten-
This fourth book in the
‘Destiny Series’ was excit-
years that follow. However,
like an ever-present ray of
sunshine piercing the
going to be ‘jawsome.’ tion from sharks to skunks. ing, to say the least.
“We’re setting up sev- On Monday, July 29, Brakefield weaves a rocky clouds, God’s Word pro-
Dryden Excavating, LLC eral stations with different library staff will present an romance between Esther vides a guiding light. The
F o r A l l Yo u r
shark crafts and activities adults-only show at 6:30 Meir and playboy Eric Almighty’s blessings are
EXCAVATING & TRUCKING NEEDS Erhardt with plenty of always there for those who
Licensed • Insured all week,” she continued. p.m.
“There is no signup “It’s something we’ve twists and turns. I read trust in Him. If you want
Call Loren Starr to know more, you’ll have
810-796-3917 or 810-602-5625 through the night, unable

to put the book down, to get your own copy. ;)”

BUSINESS Origami class at library especially after Eric enlists

in the Army and repeatedly
“5.0 out of 5 stars A
satisfying conclusion to the
DIRECTORY NOW TAKING SCRAP METAL GOODLAND TWP. — Join Ming, the Origami faces death in the trenches series! Historical romance
RATES of WWII. I kept wondering fans will want to check out
Meister at the Goodland Township Library, 2370 N.
Located Between Imlay City Van Dyke, on Monday, July 29 at 3 p.m. Visitors will if he would survive and if Waltz with Destiny. This
and Almont on M-53 he and Esther would ever last book in the Destiny
learn the art of oriental paper folding. Participants will
6 MONTHS - $6.50 PER WEEK be reunited. I love series delivers history and
learn to make a classic crane and other folded paper
1 YEAR - $6.00 PER WEEK 3620 Van Dyke • Almont, MI figures. Origami is great for motor skills while creat- Brakefield’s vivid writing romance, but not romance

which keeps the book neatly tied up with a bow.
PUBLISHED ing decorative items and gifts. All ages are welcome
unfolding like a big screen Brakefield’s characters live
EVERY WEEK, to join the fun but children must be accompanied by
Parts c&e E-Z movie. I highly recom- through tough times and
ALSO ONLINE! Servi Fax 810-798-3738 Financing an adult. Call the Library to register, 810-721-2110.
mend the book to anyone grim realities of World War
who enjoys history, II, plus other challenges

Professional Directory Send us your announcements romance, or suspense.”

“The Destiny saga is
not only a favorite among
before they can find their
So, save the date for
TRI-CITY AREA — Do you or a family member the ladies! Men are also Saturday, July 20, and
have a recent accomplishment or milestone you’d like

enjoying its timeless mes- enjoy some Strawberry
to share and celebrate with the community? Then send sage!” Festival country fun amidst
us the details and we will gladly help you share the “5.0 out of 5 stars the lovely hills of Addison
news on our Announcements page. Thumbs up on the continu- Township!
Engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special ing saga. In Destiny of Learn of the American
birthdays, births, promotions, graduations or other Heart, Brakefield continues history you know little of
BEER • WINE • LOTTO educational achievements, success in competition— her Destiny series, show- and how the Destiny saga
Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; we post these and other announcements in our pages ing us continuing develop- characters’ lives inspired
Sunday 12 Noon to 5:00 pm free of charge. We encourage you to include photos ments with the characters the Greatest Generation to
Pharmacy Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; when possible. we met in her earlier achieve never imagined
Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Closed Sunday Send submissions to or Tri- books. Sugar-coating noth- expectations. I look for-
136 N. MAIN ST. 810-395-2336 City Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI 48444.
Have questions? Contact us at (810) 724-2615.
ing, in this book Brakefield
paints scenes with believ-
ward to seeing you there!
God Bless!
Page 15-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 17, 2019

Strawberry Festival is Saturday

Leonard celebrates hometown traditions July 20 noon. There’s still time to
enter your horse, float, car,
By Catherine Brakefield trucks—Mean Weenie, tractor or carriage. Curbside Girl, and Monkey A Strawberry Bake-off,
Business. And Leonard bike decorating, and a
LEONARD — “Over Market too!” Strawberry Pie eating con-
twenty-five craft booths The Grand Marshal this tests are planned. See www.
and the Detroit Institute of year is none other than and
Arts are bringing their own beloved Leonard patrons learn more about the con-

Photo provided
craft trailer for the kids this Gene and Marlene Mallia. tests.
year,” exclaims Phyllis They have lived in Leonard Make sure to grab a cup
Roe, chairman of the for 65 years. Gene served of those delicious strawber-
Strawberry Festival. on the Addison Twp. Fire ry sundaes dished out by Gene and Marlene Mallia at veterans event. The
Roe says she couldn’t Department for 39 years, our faithful Addison couple were chosen as this year’s Grand
be happier with this year’s and the fire department Township Fire Department. Marshals of the Strawberry Festival Parade.
program, especially since it board for 18 years. The Strawberry Festival
is her “grand finale.” Marlene volunteered to offers something for every- May is one of the first plans the events for the
The serene country take on the mammoth job to one. Visitors can participate board members of the Strawberry Festival
town of Leonard, located beautify the sadly neglect- in events or stroll down Leonard Festival throughout the year.
off Rochester Road, north ed Lakeville Cemetery in Retiring Strawberry Main Street and enjoy the Committee. In the earlier Anyone who wishes to
of Lakeville, will spring to the 1990s, and hosted spa- Fest chairman Phyllis beautiful and affordable committee years, she han- donate may do so by visit-
life on July 20 for the ghetti fundraiser dinners at Roe at last year’s festi- craft booths decorating the dled the T-shirt sales, ing the website www.straw-
Strawberry Festival. the Lakeville Cemetery val. centennial sidewalks. booths, as well as preform- Donations
As always, the Auxiliary. Lakeville “The inflatables are free ing her secretarial duties. may be made through
Methodist Church will host Cemetery has now become continue to support their again this year,” Roe says. Her husband, Roger, has PayPal.
their famous pancake a destination location for beloved community, proud- “Something else we have volunteered his services to One of the original
breakfast and by 9 a.m. the many patriotic events. ly wearing their festival added is the country do the Festival Car Show founders of the Leonard
streets will be alive with the Marlene was the first T-shirts about town and games.” held every year in the park- Festival Committee, retiree
excitement of colorful tents woman in Oakland County sharing encouragement What is the Strawberry ing lot of Cooper Standard. Char Sutherby, remembers
rising against a sapphire to hold a position on the with their smiles and well Festival without Upland “A lot of younger peo- the ups and downs of the 60
backdrop. fire department and she, wishes. Hills’ friendly cow, goats, ple joined. I’m glad our odd years that comprise the
Roe is retiring and with the approval of certi- This year, the bunnies and animals? There new members are younger Strawberry Festival saga.
passing on her chairman fied doctors, wrote the first Strawberry Festival will be Da the Clown and and they are very willing to Sutherby sums up what
baton in August. She has procedures for the EMTs of Princess is the lovely The Dance Studio Dancers do things. We older people makes the Festival so
accomplished what many Oxford and Leonard. Addison Blowycky. Her kicking up their heels. are stepping down,” Roe unique this way:
small town festival com- Gene, who served in the charming Prince is Parker Country game favorites, says. “I’m looking forward “It’s like a children’s
mittees have found difficult Korean War in the M.A.S.H. Graham. Both attend school though new to the festival, to being able to watch the story book the day the cir-
to do—finding enthusiastic Unit, is often seen marching at Leonard Elementary. are traditional favorites festival. I’ve never seen my cus came to town. They had
people in the community to in the Strawberry Festival Throughout Saturday’s among everyone and parade! I’ve been doing it pancakes for breakfast and
jump aboard and volunteer parade with the proud honor festivities, visitors can sit include Baseball Toss, for 28 years!” you could feel the excite-
their services for an age-old guard of Leonard. Gene back and enjoy the foot- Lollipop Tree, and the Hula The community and the ment in the air,” Sutherby
tradition. held a seat on the Leonard tapping entertainment of Hoop Toss. support of many outstand- says. “People watched the
“Our Parade will host Village Board for five years. Sticks and Stone, the The Leonard Festival ing businesses are carrying tents come up and everyone
the Oxford High School He and Ed Brakefield ran a Fabulous 50s, and the music Committee has fifteen the expenses of the knew the festival was com-
Band, the Shriners, bicy- decorating committee for of High Noon. See www. members. Marie May, Strawberry Festival. ing! That’s what our
cles, antique cars and much, Leonard. Gene and Marlene for more another longtime commit- Organizers say this has Strawberry Festival is like,
much more,” Roe says. hosted the tree lighting cer- information. tee member, has already encouraged the Leonard and it helps bring everyone
“There will be three food emony for the village. They The parade begins at passed her secretary baton. Festival Committee, who back together again!”

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Rock of Ages big band

returning to Imlay City
Free concerts to resume on Tues., July 30
By Tom Wearing Band leader Steve The trumpet section Figgins says the band includes John Rowden,
started out in 2002, with a Kurt VanSteenburg, Rick
I M L AY   C I T Y   — small group of Flint-area Horton and Stan Visser,
With the Eastern Michigan musicians, each of whom and the band’s trombone

Website photo
State Fair in town the week shared a passion for swing section features Gary
of July 23-27, there will be music. Smith, Jim Greer and Mike
no concert at Lamb Steele “What started out as a Smith.
Park on Tuesday, July 23. handful of people has now The band’s vocalists, Get into the 1960s groove with Surf Zup at Almont Community Park on
The free summer con- grown into an 18-member who alternate during per- Thursday, July 18.

‘Surf Zup’ to roll into

cert series is sponsored by band,” says Figgins. “The formances, are Malori
the Imlay City Downtown band features three four- Pickell and Dave
Development Authority, piece sections of saxo- McDonald.
through the generous sup- phones, trombones and Next up at the park
port of the Michigan trumpets, while the band’s The remainder of this
Humanities Council and rhythm section includes year’s free concert series

Almont Park Thursday

Michigan Council for Arts keyboard, bass, drums and at Lamb Steele Park will
and Cultural Affairs. vocals.” feature:
DDA Director Lorrelei The current Rock of •Tuesday, Aug. 13:
Natke said the free Ages band lineup features Rich Eddy’s Rockin’
Summer Concert in the Becky Holt on keyboard; Oldies.
Park series will resume on Doug Ford on bass; Tom •Tuesday, Aug. 20:
Tuesday, July 30, with a Wachterhauser on drums The Bob Marshall Band. Free concert begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow (July 18)
return performance from and David Smith on In the event of inclem-
“Rock of Ages.” Guitar. ent weather, the concerts By Tom Wearing because of their shared pas- nizable to so many.
The popular The band’s sax section will be moved inside the sion for guitar instrumen- “We are not just anoth-
1940s-1970s swing/big- features Joann Ranville, Imlay City Heritage tals. er local cover band playing
band features a full horn Joe Miller, Steve Figgins, Church, located off the ALMONT — In the They were later joined the ‘fake book’ versions of
and rhythm section, along Tom Lendzion and Tom west side of Van Dyke, 1960s, the sounds of surf by another pair of seasoned worn-out blues and classic
with vocals. McEachern. south of M-21. music could be heard blar- musicians, drummer Ken rock songs.
ing from car radios and Murphy and Dennis “Dee” “We are a refreshing
home turntables across the Kiraga on Fender Jazz bass, alternative, and we appeal
U.S. making up what is now to audiences with a variety
Made popular by surf Surf Zup’s regular lineup. of musical tastes. We are
guitarist Dick Dale and Not only does Surf Zup the real deal.”
instrumental groups like play memorable surf clas- He points out that Surf
the Ventures, Pyramids and sics like Misirlou, Wipe Zup songs are played true
Surfaris, the surf music Out, Tequila and Walk to their original form, uti-
genre conjures up thoughts Don’t Run, the band filters lizing vintage guitars, amps,
of California beaches and in popular television and effects and playing styles—
teen movies that featured movie themes, including “just like it was in 1963.”
Frankie Avalon and Annette theme music from James Concert attendees are
Funicello. Bond, Mission Impossible, encouraged to bring along
Surf Zup at the Park The Good the Bad and The their own blankets and
On Thursday, July 18, Ugly, Munsters, Pink lawn chairs to enjoy the
such memories can be Panther and Man from show.
revived when “Surf Zup” UNCLE. Refreshments will be
Website photo

takes the stage at Almont DeFranco makes no served by Almont Lions

Community Park, starting apologies for the band’s Club members beneath the
at 7 p.m. commitment to playing park pavilion. Almont
The free concert is part only instrumentals. Community Park is located
The big band sounds of Rock of Ages will fill the air at Lamb Steele Park “There are no vocals,” east of Van Dyke at the foot
of the Park Board’s 2019
in Imlay City on Tues., July 30. he says. “The goal of the of Water Street. In the event
“Music in the Park” series.
Surf Zup was founded band has always been to of inclement weather, the
six years ago by veteran pay homage to the great concert will be moved
guitarists Jack DeFranco bands that created this inside the adjacent Lions

Turn off the television.

and Al Carmichael, who music, and to showcase the Hall. The concert is spon-
were introduced by a friend great iconic songs, recog- sored by Aristocast.

Tuition incentive program

application deadline nears
Time is running out for
we urge them to complete
their application as soon as
TIP also covers up to $250
per semester or term in
eligible individuals from possible,” State Treasurer mandatory fees.

the class of 2019 who have Rachael Eubanks said. TIP Phase II can also
graduated with a high “Once eligibility is assist students who go on
school diploma or equiva- confirmed, students have to a four-year college or
lent to claim their Tuition four years to begin using university. After they earn
Incentive Program bene- TIP. The window to claim at least a one-year certifi-
fits, according to the this benefit is rapidly clos- cate, associate degree or

Michigan Department of ing. Please do not wait and 56 transferrable credits,
Treasury. submit your application students are eligible to
The grant program— today.” receive up to $500 per
commonly referred to as Students may complete semester or $400 per term
TIP — encourages eligible the TIP application online at participating four-year
Medicaid recipients to at Michigan colleges and uni-
complete high school by tipsenior or by calling 888- versities.

providing college tuition 447-2687. TIP is just one service
assistance. Eligible TIP TIP Phase I covers 24 offered by the state
students have four years credit hours of tuition per Treasury Department’s
from high school gradua- academic year for a total of Office of Postsecondary
tion to begin using their 80 overall credits at partici- Financial Planning, which
TIP benefits. pating Michigan commu- encourages students to pur-
The application dead- nity colleges. TIP covers sue postsecondary educa-

In school or at home, the

line is Aug. 31 for eligible the in-district tuition rate tion by providing equality
seniors to apply for TIP. To for students enrolled in a of access to student finan-
qualify, students must have certificate or associate cial resources and informa-
been on Michigan Medicaid degree program at four- tion.
for 24 months within a year public colleges and To learn more about

newspaper is a textbook for life.

36-consecutive month peri- universities and students TIP or to complete the TIP
od between 9 years old and attending four-year degree- application, go to www.
high school graduation. granting non-profits are or
“Even if eligible high eligible for $113 per credit contact MI Student Aid at
school graduates don’t plan hour in 2019-20. In addi- mistudentaid@michigan.
Encourage your to attend college this fall, tion to tuition assistance, gov or 1-888-447-2687.

children to make
reading the newspa-
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Rural Lifestyles
State lauds reintroduction of
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
ACROSS MICHIGAN have led to declines in affiliate here in Michigan, as
— On-the-ground wildlife Michigan wildlife and their well as a longtime partner on
and habitat conservation in habitats. One-third of our many DNR wildlife conser-
Michigan and around the country’s fish and wildlife vation and habitat improve-
country earned critical sup- species are at risk of becom- ment projects.
port this week, with the rein- ing threatened or endangered “Conservation is a team
troduction of Recovering unless we proactively imple- sport. It isn’t something only
America’s Wildlife Act – ment on-the-ground conser- a hunter or angler partakes in

Michigan DNR photo

bipartisan federal legislation vation measures,” said – it is an endeavor shared by
that would provide a $1.4 Whitmer. all residents of a community
billion solution to the decline “This bill, along with to better their forests, waters
of the nation’s fish and wild- proper funding is key to pre- and wildlife,” Trotter said.
life and their natural habi- serving Michigan’s environ- “Instilling an ethic of
tats. U.S. Reps. Debbie ment. By protecting what conservation stewardship Passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would help Michigan
Dingell (D-MI) and Jeff makes Michigan unique, and volunteerism in keep common fish and wildlife species common and prevent extinction
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Boers takes hoop

talents to SC4
By Kevin Kissane amassing 410 points over
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 24 contests, an average of
17.1 points per game.
CAPAC — Capac’s That left him first on
Trevor Boers inked a pact the Capac squad and sec-
to become a part of the St. ond out of those who
Clair County Community earned Tri-City Times All-
College men’s basketball Area first team accolades.
team recently. He finishes with 1,209
He visited Alma career points, the second
College, U of M Dearborn best total by a boys’ basket-
and Rochester College plus ball player in school histo-
had conversations and ry.
interest from Davenport, The 6-9 senior center
Graceland, Saginaw Valley also pulled down 324
State University, Albion, rebounds. That left him
Aquinas, Adrian and Calvin with a school-record set-
Colleges. ting output of 847 rebounds
This past winter Boers
peaked their interest by Boers page 20

Photo provided

Almont’s Ethan McConnell makes the game-winning catch in the 8U title confrontation.

Almont wins 8U title in Imlay City

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Almont 8U baseball team
obtained a first-place finish
at the Imlay City All-Star
Tournament this past week-
Almont opened tourna-
ment play Friday with a
17-2 win against Elba.
Saturday’s action saw
Almont secure a 23-4 vic-
tory over Memphis and Photo by kevin Kissane
Photo provided

notch a 16-8 triumph

against Imlay City.
Almont would continue
their winning ways when Almont won the 8U title at the Imlay City Tournament. They are front (L
Sunday rolled around. to R) RJ Szalewicz, Rhyland Schapman, Brendan Lomasney, Daniel
The team started things Cisneros, Collin Beck and Jackson Wojciechowski; and back coach Capac’s Trevor Boers fires up a shot during a
off there with a 15-0 win Kevin McConnell, coach Justin Pilgrim, Jase Smith, Aiden Pilgrim, game this past winter.
over Millington, earning a Ethan McConnell, Kyle Sullivan, Clay Ward, Emerson McConnell and

Lacertosa places
spot in the title game coach Joe Szalewicz. Coach Janea Smith is not pictured.
against Imlay City.
It was there Almont Brendan Lomasney, Daniel Sullivan, Clay Ward, showing possible. They
concluded their successful Cisneros, Collin Beck, Emerson Connell Kyle were directed to the title by
run with a 11-9 victory.
Jackson Wojciechowski,
Jase Smith, Aiden Pilgrim,
Ethan McConell, Kyle
Sullivan, Clay Ward
Emeson McConnell helped
make Almont’s number one
coaches Kevin McConnell,
Justin Pilgrim,
Szalewicz and Janea Smith.
Joe ninth in age group
By Kevin Kissane bike and a 3.1 mile run.

Almont wins 12U title in Imlay City Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Lacertosa, a 2010 grad-
uate, crossed the finish-line
1:27:16 after the race got
By Kevin Kissane Former Imlay City High underway. That left her
Tri-City Times Sports Editor School track and cross ninth out of 42 female
country standout Amanda 25-29 age group competi-
ALMONT — The Lacertosa went the distance tors.
Almont 12U baseball team at the Grand Rapids She also placed 34th of
collected a first-place finish Triathlon on Sunday, June all 239 female competitors
at the Imlay City All-Star 9th. and ranked 133rd overall
Baseball Tournament this The race consisted of a among a field of 509 par-
past weekend. 750 meter swim, a 12.5 mile ticipants.
Almont started things
off with a 21-2 win Friday
against Elba.
The team then picked
up a 10-0 victory over
Marlette and 9-2 triumph
against Imlay City on
Almont then made
Sandusky absorb a 7-2 loss
Sunday, closing out an
unbeaten tournament run.
Matthew Bacholzky,
Dylan Taylor, Dalton
Oliphant, Jacob Voeller, Eli
Photo provided

McConnell, Bain Abitheira,

Tim Miller, Austin Swain
and John Bismack helped
make Almont’s first-place Almont won the 12U title at the Imlay City Tournament. They are front (L
finish possible. They were to R) Matthew Bacholzky, Dylan Taylor, Dalton Oliphant, Jacob Voelker
guided to their top placing and Eli McConnell; and back coach Brandon Gable, Bain Abitheira, Tim
by coaches Brandon Gable Miller, Austin Swain, Nolan Maxlow, Jonathon Bismack and coach Dan
and Dan Swain. Swain.

Attack 16U ties for ninth in Ohio

By Kevin Kissane The team started things Knights. victory over Hitz Outlaws
Tri-City Times Sports Editor off Friday with a 6-4 win That left Attack 16U as of Michigan.
against Ohio Buckeye the number five seed in the The outcome put
TRI-CITY AREA — Charge and a 12-1 loss to Gold Bracket. Attack 16U into the final
The Attack 16U softball West Virginia Pride Elite. Saturday evening 16 of 49 teams.
Photo provided

team registered a tie for Saturday’s play saw bracket play began with a The second game
ninth place at the All- them drop an 8-0 verdict 12-0 win over Ohio ended with 6-0 loss to
Sanctions World Series to Central Ohio Ice and Springfield Stealers. Indiana Irish Gold, an
this past week in fall 7-0 to Ohio The following day Amanda Lacertosa nears the finish-line of the
Columbus, Ohio. Cannonsburg Lady Attack 16U collected a 8-4 Attack page 20 Grand Rapids Triathlon recently.
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Almont earns an 8U title

By Kevin Kissane Friday with a 15-1 victory pionship triumph against
Tri-City Times Sports Editor over Capac. Imlay City on Sunday.
Saturday saw Almont Bella Claeys, Vivian
ALMONT — The post a 12-2 triumph Asaro, Viola Wangler,
Almont 8u softball squad against Imlay City and Melina Campbell, Grace
earned a first place at the obtain a 14-3 win over Hettinger, Macie Stine,
Imlay City All-Star Richmond. Grace Michael, Emma

Photo provioded
Tournament this past week- Almont then followed McConnell, Cora Wangler
end. it up with a 13-12 semifinal and Marie Wangler com-
The team got their title- victory against North prised Almont’s first-place
producing run underway Branch and an 11-10 cham- squad.
Imlay City won the 10U title at a tourney it hosted. They are (L to R)
Sophia Brower, Avery Collins, Haidyn Maier, Natyli Spaniolo, Kaycey
Siegler, Addison Ramirez, Addison Brown, Madeline Wyckstandt,
Emerson Hassenflug, Brooke Walls, Jordyn Chandler and Roslyn

Imlay 10U wins tourney

By Kevin Kissane City secure a 9-3 victory left the field with a 5-4 vic-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor over North Branch and reg- tory.
ister a 16-2 triumph against Sophia Brower, Avery
IMLAY CITY — The Richmond. Collins, Haidyn Maier,
Imlay City 10U softball The following day saw Natyli Spaniola, Kaycey
team notched a first-place Imlay City post a 3-1 win Siegler, Addison Ramirez,
finish at the Imlay City All- over North Branch. Addison Brown, Madeline
Star Tournament this past That landed them a title Wyckstandt, Emerson
weekend. appearance where Hassenflug, Brooke Walls,
The squad opened tour- Sandusky provided their Jordyn Chandler and
nament action Friday with opposition. Roslyn Bruman made
a 12-1 win against Capac. When the final scores Imlay City’s first-place fin-
Saturday saw Imlay were added up, Imlay City ish possible.

Photo provided
Almont won the 8U title in Imlay City. They are front (L to R) Bella
Claeys, Vivian Asaro, Viola Wagner, Melina Campbell, Grace Hettinger,
Macie Stine, Grace Michael, Emma McConnell, Cora Wagner and Marie

Boers: In addition to those

numbers, Boers handed off
Coaches Association
Division 3 All-State honor-
from page 19 96 assists and registered 20 able mention choice.
steals. He was also a third team
for his career. Boers concluded his Division All-State selection
Boers also blocked 101 fourth season on Capac’s by The Detroit Free Press
shots (equaling a school varsity as an All-Greater and Detroit News as well.
record he set during his Thumb Conference East In addition to that,
Photo byKevin Kissane

junior campaign) and fin- first team choice, as well as Boers earned Capac’s Male
ished with a school record- an Associated Press Athlete of the Year acco-
setting total of 277 blocks Division 3 All-State honor- lades (Thomas Gregson
for his career. able mention and Basketball Award).

The Imlay City 8U softball team placed second at their tournament. They
are front (L to R) Aryana Atkinson, Natalie Locher, Abbie VanDenBerg,
Karrah Behrick and Grace Sample; and back coach Jaleesa Distelrath,
Amelia Fileccia, Cadence Chirikes, Montanna Eads, coach Jamie Bruyere,
Alexis Bruyere, Savannah Douglas and Natalie Thompson. Allison
Shafer is not pictured.

Imlay City 8U garners second

By Kevin Kissane verdict to Almont; and Aryana Atkinson,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor notched a 10-7 victory over Natalie Locher, Abbie
Sandusky. VanDenBerg, Karrah
IMLAY CITY — The The following day saw Behrick, Grace Sample,
Imlay City 8U softball Imlay City register a 13-3 Allison Shafer, Amelia
squad obtained a second- triumph against Capac and Fileccia, Cadence Chrikes,
place showing at an All- garner a 7-4 win over Montanna Eads, Alexis
Star Tournament it hosted Richmond, landing them a Bruyere, Savannah Douglas
this past weekend. spot in the title clash versus and Natalie Thompson
Imlay City went 1-1-1 Almont. helped Imlay City wind up
Photo provided

on Saturday. It was there When the last out was second. They were coached
they halved a 9-9 outcome registered, Almont had by Jaleesa Distelrath and
with Capac; dropped a 12-2 pulled out an 11-10 victory. Jamie Bruyere.
Attack 16U softball team poses for a photo after claiming a share of a

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Rodriguez sees action for Albion

By Kevin Kissane She is triples in 99 official plate
Tri-City Times Sports Editor coming off appearances.
a season Rodriguez also con-
IMLAY CITY — which saw tributed 14 RBI, 11 walks
Rebecca Rodriguez, a her hit at a and 10 runs to Albion’s
graduate of Imlay City .263 clip, cause.
High School, concluded thanks to She saw playing time

Photo by provided
her junior season with the 22 singles, 38 of her team’s 40 con-
Albion College women’s one double tests, lining up defensively
softball team recently. and three Rodriguez as an infielder this season.
The Capac 15U softball team took second place in Imlay City. They are
(L to R) coach Mike Maday, Jordyn Wheeler, Julia Schaefer, Paige
Hansen, Sadie Hernandez, Gracie Klink, Jenna Maday, Cerenity Helzer,
Kassy Amon, Jewel Rickman, Christina Helzer, Maria Stanton and Coach
Tammi Helzer. Coach John Hansen is not pictured.

Capac 15U is second

By Kevin Kissane Capac drop a 9-4 verdict to count.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Sandusky; post a 15-11 vic- Jordyn Wheeler, Julia
tory over Imlay City; and Schaefer, Paige Hansen,
CAPAC — The Capac notch a 10-6 triumph Sadie Hernandez, Gracie
15U softball team claimed against North Branch. Klink, Jenna Maday,
a second-place finish at the Capac then posted a Cerenity Helzer, Kassy
Imlay City All-Star 11-3 semifinal round win Amon, Jewel Rickman,
Tournament this past week- over North Branch on Christina Helzer and Maria
end. Sunday. Stanton made up Capac’s
Capac opened tourna- That placed them in the second-place squad. They
ment action Friday with an title game versus Sandusky. were directed to that finish
11-0 win against Armada. Their battle drew to a close by Mike Maday, Tammi
Saturday’s play saw with Sandusky up by an 8-3 Helzer and John Hansen.

Photo provided
Almont won the 10U title in Imlay City. They are back (L to R) coaches
John Geml, Colin Campbell and Mike Lesner; middle Kolten Karbel,
Brendan Schocke, Landon Swain, Keith Geml, Isaiah Seidell and
Jonathon Michael; and front Michael Lesner, Brock Murphy, Colin
Campbell, Jonathon Strange and Kaiden Bernal.

Almont 10U brings home a second

By Kevin Kissane Capac. Kolten Karbel, Brendan
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Saturday’s play saw Schocke, Landon Swain,
Almont notch an 11-7 vic- Keith Geml, Isaiah Seidell,
ALMONT — The tory over Imlay City. Jonathon Michael, Michael
Almont 10u baseball Almont followed it up Lesner, Brock Murphy,
team brought home a with an 11-7 triumph Colin Campbell, Jonathan
second-place finish from Sunday against Elba. Strange and Kaiden Bernal
the Imlay City All-Star That placed them in the helped make Almont’s sec-
Baseball Tournament last title tilt where they squared ond-place finish possible.
weekend. off versus Sandusky. Their They were directed to the
Almont kicked off their confrontation drew to a title by coaches John Geml,
Photo by Kevin Kissane

title-producing run Friday close with Sandusky ahead Colin Campbell and Mike
with a 13-5 win against 15-5. Lesner.

Capac third baseman Jenna Maday looks to apply the tag on a sliding
Sandusky runner in action at the Imlay City All-Star Softball Tournament.

Imlay City 8U baseball second

By Kevin Kissane Saturday saw Imlay Allesandri. Lucas Hunter,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor City pick up a 17-2 victory Nolan Siegler, Landon
over Elba and drop a 15-13 Nadrowski, Ty Wagester,
IMLAY CITY — The verdict to Almont. Tristin Detwiler, Noah
Imlay City 8U baseball Imlay City then handed Beebe, Ben Priehs, Reese


team generated a Sandusky a 15-14 setback Catenero, Cash Young
second-place finish at Sunday, assuring them- and Henry Smith made
the Imlay City All-Star selves a spot in title game Imlay City’s second-place


Tournament this past week- versus Almont. finish possible. They
end. When the final scores were coached by Marty
Imlay City began their were tallied, Almont earned Wagester, Brian Beebe,
tournament stint Friday an 11-9 win at Imlay City’s Chris Nadrowski, Jason
with a 23-3 win against expense. Schmidt, Rick Hunter and
Memphis. Brock Hill, Kash Mark Detwiler.
Photo by Studi E Photgraphy

Imlay City’s 8U baseball team took second at their tourney, The team
includes Brock Hill, Kash Allesandrini, Lucas Hunter, Nolan Siegler,
Landon Nadrowski, Ty Wagester, Tristin Detwiler, Noah Beebe, Ben
Priehs, Reese Catenaro, Cash Young and Henry Schmidt.

Buckmiller to take talents to Olivet

By Kevin Kissane sisted and With his help, Almont Spending time with family and friends is priceless. So when purchasing
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 32 assisted concluded the year as own- things that add to the experience—a new truck, boat, etc.—we make
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ALMONT — including That included a paceset-
Christian Buckmiller, a nine tack- ting 7-0 Blue Water Area We’re local. We’re likeable. We’re lending.
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High School, signed a let- loss and Almont went 1-1 when
ter of intent with the Olivet three quar- the Division 5 playoffs
College football team terback rolled around, starting their
recently. sacks from Buckmiller run with a 36-14 triumph
Last fall Buckmiller his posi- against Birch Run before
garnered their attention tion at defensive tackle. seeing their postseason
with a solid senior season. This was his second path halted by Frankenmuth
It was there he provided season on Almont’s varsi- 28-22 in the district cham-
Almont with nine unas- ty. pionship game.

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as Capac’s Kayden Braun defends. ing a court clash versus Anchor Bay.


July 23rd - July 27th
Imlay City • I-69 & Van Dyke (M53) Tuesday-Saturday Noon to 11pm
Tuesday • July 23rd Thursday • July 25th
County Press Super Saver $10 (Everyone before 2pm) VOTED Veteran’s Day

Figure 8 Trailer Races Monster Trucks

Wednesday • July 24th Friday • July 26th
County Press Super Saver $10 (Everyone before 2pm) Michigan’s #1 Race

KOI Drag Racing Auto Cross Bump & Run

Saturday • July 27th
$8000.00 Pay Out REPTILE
Amazing Sea Lion WORLD
Splash! FFA
Demo Derby
H FREE PARKING H Super Saver Days $10 (Tues & Wed-Before 2pm) H
H Tues, Wed & Thur -After 2pm - $15 • Fri & Sat - $20 H