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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

143rd Volume - Issue No. 18 www.tricitytimes-online.com

On the rise I-69 speed limit to increase to 75

By Maria Brown best suited to these speed
mbrown@pageone-inc.com limits, said State
Transportation Director
TRI-CITY AREA Kirk T. Steudle.
By mid-November, the We reviewed design
speed limit signs along I-69 speeds, crash patterns, num-
will bear new numbers.

Photo by Catherine Minolli

ber of access points, traffic
Thats because the interstate volumes and continuity of
from the Genesee/Lapeer these corridors, and chose
county line to I-94 near Port them to minimize necessary
Huron has been identified improvements for higher
for a speed limit increase speed limits.
from 70 to 75 miles per Public Act 445, passed Youngsters pause to show off their new
hour for cars and 60 to 65 by the state Legislature in gift from the Imlay City Rotary Club.

Gifts of
miles per hour for trucks. late 2016, tasked the two
The stretch of road that agencies with increasing
cuts through Lapeer and St. speed limits on some state
Clair counties comprises highways and freeways
some of the 900 miles of based on 85th-percentile
freeways that will see faster speeds (the speed at or

speeds thanks to a new state below which 85 percent of
law. The announcement traffic is moving) and the
came last week from the results of engineering and
Michigan Department of safety studies. The law
Photo by MDOT Photo Unit

Transportation (MDOT) and requires that these modified

Michigan State Police speed limits be in place
The corridors identified
prior to Jan. 5, 2018.
The engineering and
Imlay City Rotary Club,
by MDOT and MSP were safety studies conducted uti- SevenPonds team up to
selected not only because lized the 85th-percentile
MDOT transportation maintenance worker studies indicated most driv- speed, which is a national pass out trees to Borland
ers were already driving at
Kwame Johnson (R) and student assistant
Karista Stephens (L) work on modifying a those increased speeds, but
scientifically proven method
to determine and establish Elementary students
freeway speed limit sign in the Statewide also because their design By Catherine Minolli
Sign Shop. and safety features were Speed page 6-A cminolli@pageone-inc.com
IMLAY CITY How often does some-
thing toxic, bad, and dangerous get transformed
into something life-giving, lifesaving and
Rarely? Hardly at all? Never? Nope.
It happens all the time. Every. Single. Day.
How? Through trees.
Thats the message Carrie Spencer delivers
to 4th graders at Borland Elementary School
during a visit on Friday to talk about trees.
We give them carbon dioxide and they
give us oxygen, Spencer, a naturalist at

Mania strikes! SevenPonds Nature Center says.

Gifts page 6-A
Garage Sale Mania
kicks off in Imlay City,

Find success
...see pages 4-A

this summer
Photo by Maria Brown

Local experts offer tips for youths

seeking summer employment
Outdoor class Tri-Hospital EMS staff and Mussey Twp. firefighters prepare to transport a
victim to an ambulance during Fridays Mock Crash. By Catherine Minolli

Mock crash depicts sober reality

Dryden students enjoy cminolli@pageone-inc.com
big outdoor adventure, TRI-CITY AREA Will the coming
...see page 15-A months reflect the dog days of summer or a
dog-eat-dog world?
That depends on the prospects for summer

TRI-CITY Capac first responders remind youths not to drink or text and drive employment, something dozens of area youths
will grapple with as the season unfolds.
The topic has become the subject of a cou-
By Maria Brown day before senior prom.
TIMES mbrown@pageone-inc.com Tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders ple of local meetingsthe Almont Area
Chamber of Commerce discussed keeping area
watched as firefighters, Capac Police and
ONLINE CAPAC Every day, 27 people die
as a result of drunk driving crashes and,
Tri-Hospital EMS responded to a mock
accident involving a teen drunk driver.
youths employed in the area this summer, and
linking local employers with local talent was
according to Mothers Against Drunk Student volunteers played the roles of the Success page 6-A
tricitytimes-online.com Driving (MADD), teen alcohol use kills
4,700 people every year. Thats more
two vehicles occupants. Empty beer bot-
tles, strewn next to one of the cars, helped
deaths than whats attributed to illegal set the scene.
drugs. Chief Heather Fantin covered one of
FACEBOOK MADD also notes that car accidents
are the leading cause of death for teens
the victims with a white sheet and load-
ed the drunk driver into the back of her
with one-quarter of those crashes involv- police cruiser while firefighters pried open
facebook.com ing an underage drunk driver.
The statistics are striking, but numbers
doors to free the rest of the victims.
After the mock exercise was complete,
/Tricitytimes/ may be easy to ignore for teenagers pre- Mussey Fire Lt. Justin King spoke to the
paring for prom and graduation. Giving group saying their aim was to paint a real-
students a tangible example of what istic picture of what drunk driving can
impaired driving can do is the aim of the result in. King is a also a public safety
The Tri-City Times Mussey Twp. Fire Departments annual officer for the city of Fraser.
is printed on Mock Crash event.
Photo by Catherine Minolli

What we want to do is give you this

recycled paper On Friday, the scene played out in the
Capac Jr./Sr. High School parking lot, one Mock Crash page 6-A

To see a video from Fridays Mock Crash event,

Imlay City High School counselor Laura
visit www.tricitytimes-online.com Druker helps support young people in
their quest for summer jobs and beyond.
Page 2-A-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 3, 2017

Fundraiser for Pete
Pytleski is May 7th
PG-13 All Seats Are $6.00
Wednesday, May 03, 7:00pm
Thursday, May 04, 4:00 & 7:00pm AFTER 6PM
Friday, May 05 thru Sunday, May 07, 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00pm Adults $8.00
Monday, May 08 thru Thursday, May 11, 7:00pm Children 12
& under
Senior Citizens By Tom Wearing money or items to raffle off
55 and older
$6.00 twearing@pageone-inc.com at the fundraiser are much
Thursday, May 04, 7:00pm Students with needed and would be great-
Friday, May 05 thru Sunday, May 07, 12:30, 4:00 & 7:30pm Student ID
IMLAY CITY ly appreciated by Pytleskis
Monday, May 08 thru Thursday, May 11, 7:30pm Family and friends of Pete wife, Michelle, five chil-
Join Our Email Club www.RomeoTheatre.com SAVE $$$ GET COUPONS! Pytleski are hosting a spa- dren and other family

Photo by Catherine Minolli

66120 Van Dyke In the Village Shopping Center
ghetti dinner fundraiser on
Sunday, May 7 from 1-5
She said the benefit
p.m. at the Imlay City spaghetti dinner will
Knights of Columbus Hall. include an auction and
Pytleski, a local builder 50/50 raffles to win various

who was raised in Almont prizes.
and now resides in Imlay
City, was diagnosed in late
We humbly ask any-
one who knows Peter or Friendly Lion
February with ALS (Lou our family, or those who
Gehrigs Disease). would just like to help out, Imlay City Lions Club member Roger Coffey

Since the diagnosis, to join us at the fundraiser, accepts donation from Tracy DArcy during
Pytleskis condition has Klein urges. Its our hope White Cane Week on Friday. The funds will
worsened, resulting in his and prayer that we, along go toward numerous Lions Club community
inability to work, loss of with his friends, can help service ventures, including Leader Dogs,
income and escalating ease the financial burden Bear Lake Camp, the Michigan Eye Bank,
medical bills. for Peter and Michelle. and numerous local causes.

Pytleskis sister, Beth Anyone wishing to
Klein, has been helping to make a donation may call
organize the May 7 fund- Beth Ann Klein at 586-
raiser amidst growing con- 808-2112; or email to paco- Opening Day Parade!
cerns for his health and bak5@gmail.com.
financial struggles. Or contact Donna IMLAY CITY All teams in the Imlay City
Gardening with you for over 30 years!! Klein said donations of Simpson at 810-614-5692,
Mark Pytleski at 810-217-
Boys Baseball League will take part in opening day
ceremonies this Saturday, May 6. The events will kick
0580 or Kim Pytleski at off with an Opening Day Parade at 10 a.m. beginning

We Are So Excited
810-499-2451. in the Lamb Steele parking lot. Residents are encour-
aged to stand by as teams will march over to the base-
ball fields together for competition, beginning with
Input sought
T-ball at 11 a.m.

For Showtimes &

Has someone made a
difference in your life? Book drive is on
Ticket Information The Tri-City Times is
seeking your input in an IMLAY CITY Borland and Weston elementa-
ry schools are hosting a book drive throughout the
Fri www.ncgmovies.com
or call
effort to highlight local
unsung heroes. To nomi- month of May in hopes of getting books into students
hands during the summer months. Collection boxes
Sat. 9; 9am-5pm 810-667-7469
nate an individual for
recognition in an upcom- have been placed in businesses around town, and new
ing feature, jot down a and gently used books may be dropped off at either
1650 DeMille
few words about the per- school throughout May.
Tuesday $5.00 All Day son or group and what
For Most Movies theyve done that has
left a lasting impression.

Pretty, fragrant, colorful...

Email the Editor at
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write to P.O. Box 278,
Imlay City, MI 48444.
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Page 3-A-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 3, 2017

Pitch, Hit & Run

competition on tap
Youths invited to take part in
free event this Sunday, May 7
By Catherine Minolli advance through four lev-
cminolli@pageone-inc.com els of competition includ-
ing Team Championships
IMLAY CITY at Major League ballparks
Area youths are invited to and the National Finals

Photos provided
compete in Scotts Major during the 2017 Major
League Baseball Pitch Hit League Baseball All-Star
& Run competition this Week.
Sunday, May 7, from 10 The individual
Imlay Citys Don Heeke and Capacs Kathy and Mike Lentz will be recognized this month as Friend a.m.-4 p.m. at the Imlay Pitching, Hitting and
of Youth recipients at the Thumb Meet of Champions . City Boys Baseball Fields. Running Champions,

Friends of Youth model success

Boys and girls are along with the All Around
invited to take part in the Champ in each age group
competition, which is at the local competition
designed to provide youths will be awarded and
with an opportunity to advance to the Sectional
show their skills in a free Level of competition.
Capacs Mike & Kathy Lentz, Imlays Don Heeke recognized competition that recogniz-
es individual excellence in
Participants must bring
a copy of their birth cer-
By Maria Brown gave of her time and exper- In 2014, Heeke started to interact and communicate core baseball and softball tificated and have a parent
mbrown@pageone-inc.com tise as a science teacher to working with fellow teach- with each other, with other skills. or guardian fill out a regis-
assist with the er David Spence who had teams and with adults, Participants will be tration/waiver form prior
TRI-CITY AREA FIRSTLEGOLeague Jr., created a summer LEGO through interviews with divided into four age cate- to the start of competition.
For years theyve support- the elementary level stu- robotics program. That fall, judges,Heeke said. gories (age by July 17, For questions or more
ed programs that stretch dent group for FIRST Heeke started his own He was a Cub Scout 2017) as follows: 7/8, information, contact Mark
the minds and legs of stu- Robotics. LEGO robotics offering at Leader in Boy Scouts of 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. Detwiler at mcdpeace@
dents in Capac and Imlay We are very surprised the Imlay City Middle America from 2008-2013 Youths have the chance to yahoo.com.
City. Later this month to receive this award. Its a School where he was teach- and presently serves as a
Capacs Mike and Kathy very nice thing for the ing. committee member.
Lentz and Imlay Citys
Don Heeke will be honored
school district to do, In the fall of 2014, at Heeke earned his teach- Join Tri-City Times on Facebook
Kathy said. the request of my principal, ing certificate through the
as 2017 Friend of Youth There are many others I also began a FIRST University of Michigan- TRI-CITY AREA
recipients. deserving of this award... Robotics Club at Imlay Flint and secured a Masters Were on Facebook!
Last month the Capac its quite an honor. City High School, he said. of Teaching Science from Navigate your way to the
School Board chose to rec- Kathy retired in 2008. Team 5048, Saginaw Valley State Tri-City Times Facebook
ognize the Lentzes for their During her entire career in Spartronics is open to all University. page and become a follower. Well be posting fre-
decades of commitment to quent news updates, photos and event reminders.
Capac, she taught sixth 9th-12th grade students. All 2017 Friend of Youth
the district and community. You can find us at www.facebook.com/
grade classes. Our team has consisted of, recipients will be recognized
Capac Community Tricitytimes.
Mike concluded his on average, 25 students at the Thumb Meet of
Schools have been an Post your thoughts while logged on or send us an
service on the school board each year. Since its incep- Champions track meet on email at tct@pageone-inc.com.
important part of Mike and at the end of 2016, serving tion in 2014, Spartronics May 30 in Caro.
Kathy Lentzs life for 44 at that time as president. has gone on to three State
years. Mike was a school By their dedication Championships, and two
board member for Capac and years of service to the World Championships in
for 17.5 years and Kathy youth of our school com- St. Louis, Missouri.
was a sixth grade teacher munity, a positive impact The team showcases its
for 28 years at Capac can be seen today and will time and talents in various
Middle School. Their continue to be seen for community events too, like
daughters, Sarah and many years to come, the Relay for Life, the
Laura, are graduates of district stated. Blueberry Festival and
Capac High School. When For the last 20 years, Homecoming Parade and
their daughters were in Don Heeke has been a participates in Math and
school, they helped with teacher in the Imlay City Science events at Weston
many after school activities school district. Three years and Borland elementary
including keeping score at ago he joined efforts to schools.
basketball games and help- bring robotics to students Robotics serves as a
ing with fundraisers for and, in the ensuing years, great tool for students look-
athletics,the district said has realized great success ing to prepare themselves
in a press release. with Imlay City High for the workplace and
Although both have Schools FIRST Robotics being productive citizens
retired from their profes- Team 5048, Spartronics. in their community too,
sional jobs, Mike and I am honored to have Heeke believes.
Kathy remain active in received the nomination as They are learning busi-
supporting youth, serving Imlay Citys Friend of ness and marketing skills,
as judges at events for Youth for Imlay City mechanical and electrical
Business Professionals of Schools. I have always engineering skills and pro-
America (BPA) and FFA tried to do my very best for gramming skills. Through
and assisting with projects our youth. I am pleased robotics they also learn to Opportunity is knockingsave on Kubotas versatile Z700 Series commercial zero-turn mowers today!
at Capacs Youth Sports that the robotics program is persevere through and brain-
Additionally, Kathy
recognized in the commu-
nity, Heeke said.
storm problem solving skills.
And, the students learn how
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Page 4-A-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 3, 2017

Mania strikes Imlay!

Garage Sale Mania runs from May 4-6 throughout town
By Catherine Minolli to be the Mayor of Imlay ber of merchants also offer
cminolli@pageone-inc.com Citysays this years special deals during Garage
event promises to be a great Sale Mania, so shoppers
IMLAY CITY Lace experience for bargain are encouraged to stroll
up your walking shoes and hunters of all ages. through downtown as well.
get ready to step up to some Hes also channeled his Dont be alarmed if
amazing bargains and finds inner meteorologist to you see Imlay City Police
during this weekends make sure visitors enjoy a Chief Scott Pike out and
Garage Sale Mania. pleasant atmosphere about as well. Its not
Co-sponsored by the throughout the weekend. because the streets and
Imlay City Rotary Club The weathers been sales are unsafethe Chief
and Lakestone Bank, the ordered and its going to be is making good on a
three-day event runs from sunny and mild, Bargen Blueberry Festival Auction

File photo
Thursday, May 4 through grins. There wont be any donation, wherein he
Saturday, May 6. snow on the streets, and offered a ride along (or in
Bargain hunters search out great deals during last years Garage Sale Event coordinator Walt were looking forward to a this case walk along) for a
Mania in Imlay City. Bargenwho also happens busy flow of sales and mer- day. Real Estate broker
chandise. Gayle Coulter was the

Maps detail the loca- highest bidder, and shes


tions of participating resi- chosen to cash in her
dents and businesses, and prize during Garage Sale
are available at Imlay City Mania.
Hall, Lakestone Bank, Tri- The three-day event is
City Times and Tri-County another in the long list of
Bank. Visitors can also stop community services per-
in at the Ruth Hughes formed by the Imlay City
Library for some major Rotary Club. For more

deals during the librarys information call 810-538-
massive book sale. A num- 1965.

Great deals at the library

IMLAY CITY The Ruth Hughes Library is
hosting its annual book sale in conjunction with
Garage Sale Mania. All are welcome to browse the
offerings, which include hundreds of titles and authors,
and audio and visual materials as well. The sale runs
from May 3-6. Stop in on Friday and/or Saturday and
fill a bag for just $5. While youre there on Saturday,
May 6, pick up your free comic book and create a
magnet from your favorite comic. Visitors are encour-
aged to come dressed as their favorite superhero or
villain for a special gift and entry in a grand prize
drawing. For more information contact the library at

Send us your announcements

TRI-CITY AREA Do you or a family member
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY have a recent accomplishment or milestone youd like
to share and celebrate with the communi-

MAY 4 , 5 , 6
ty?Engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special
birthdays, births, promotions, graduations or other
educational achievements, success in competition
we post these and other announcements in our pages
Please register at either Lakestone Bank location (downtown or in front of Kroger) free of charge. We encourage you to include photos
when possible.
Sponsored by: Imlay City Rotary Club and Co-Sponsored by: Lakestone Bank Send submissions to tct@pageone-inc.com or Tri-
(810) 538-1965 City Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI 48444.

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Page 5-A-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 3, 2017

honor, pride
Imlay Citys Kathryn Muir
takes part in military heavy
marathon to honor those lost
in Bataan Death March
By Maria Brown March can enter as indi-
mbrown@pageone-inc.com viduals or teams; civilians
or military and then choose

Photo provided
IMLAY CITY to traverse the course in a
Completing a marathon is light or heavy division.
an admirable accomplish- For the military heavy
ment in itself but cover option that Kathryn and her Tuesday Fisher, Marina Rodriguez, Cara Reitz, Elaine Cleveland and Kathryn Muir pose for a team
26.2 miles with 35 pounds friends chose, they were photo before marching 26.2 miles through the desert in last months Bataan Memorial Death
on your back and thats an required to march in uni- March.
exceptionally impressive form, carry a minimum of
feat that Imlay City native 35 pounds on their back the Bataan was 1/2 a mara- the finish line in 10 hours, challenging things Ive tally, but Im glad I did it
Kathryn Muir can now and all five members had to thon, she said. 45 minutes. done in a quite a while, and Im proud that we fin-
claim. cross the finish line within Kathryns team crossed It was one of the most both physically and men- ished it as a team,she said.
Last month, she and 20 seconds of each other.
four friends took part in the Heavy division marchers
Bataan Memorial Death are encouraged to pack

- U P
March race in White Sands, their bags with non-perish-

New Mexico. The event able food items which are

seeks to honor those sol- donated to a local food

diers who, in World War II, bank at the conclusion of

defended of the islands of the race.

Luzon, Corregidor and the I cant say collectively

SPR During Garage S

harbor defense forts of the why we all decided to do
Philippines, according to military heavy this year. I

a nia
the events website. know that I decided to do it

a l e M
I learned about the to prove to myself that I
Bataan when I moved to El could do it. There are not
Paso. The race happens at many women who compete
White Sands which is only in the military heavy cate-
45 minutes from El Paso, gory and I wanted to chal-
so its very well known in lenge myself, Kathryn
the city. I first heard about said. Her previous race
it from some of the people experience was limited to

Thursday - Friday - Saturday

that I work with. I decided the 2016 Bataan event and
to participate because one some 5 and 10K contests.
of the orthopedic residents Kathryns teammates-
asked me to be a part of a Elaine Cleveland, Marina
military light female team Rodriguez, Cara Reitz and

May 4 - 5 - 6
in 2016. The next year we Tuesday Fisher-are all sur-

decided to do the race gery residents or interns, so
again, but as a female mili- their rotations and general-
tary heavy team, Kathryn ly busy schedules prevent-
said. ed them from training
The 2004 graduate of together on a regular basis,
Imlay City High School is but individually they fol-

Doors Windows
currently finishing her fifth lowed a suggested race
year in a six-year general preparation schedule.
surgery residency in El It consisted of 4
Paso at the William months of a combination of

Trims Cabinets
Beaumont Army Medical rucking and running for
Center. increasing distances with
Participants in the increasing weight. The
Bataan Memorial Death longest ruck I did before

Find election results online

CAPAC Yesterday, May 2, residents in the
Capac School District went to the polls to vote on the
renewal of a 20 year, $5.8 million bond proposal.
This edition of the Tri-City Times went to press
before the polls closed at 8 p.m. but election results

and more
can be found today, May 3, online on our website,

Learn about wills, trusts at library

GOODLAND TWP. The Goodland Township
Library will again host Jennifer Ackroyd-Fabris from
Morgan Starr Sackin law firm to discuss legal issues
concerning living wills, living trusts, power of attor-
ney, etc. Ackroyd-Fabris will visit the library on

Saturday, May 13, from 12-2 p.m. to talk indepen-
dently or with small groups about their concerns.
Registration is requested since seating is limited.
There is no charge to attend, and the event is open to
the public. Contact the library at 810-721-2110 to
register or for more information. The library is located
at 2370 N. Van Dyke Rd., north of Imlay City.

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Almont recognized for employee safety

ALMONT Keeping zens, says Michael topped the list, taking the
things safe for village Forster, director of risk second spot for safety
employees is a priority for management services for based on the formula. The
village officials, and those the Michigan Municipal village of Addison was
efforts have not gone unno- League. The awards ranked in first place.
ticed. reflect excellent manage- The ranking translates
The Michigan ment and an understanding in significant insurance
Municipal League Fund that making safety a prior- premium savings for the
recently recognized ity clearly protects their village.
Almont with one of just 31 staffs, residents, and bud- The Michigan
Loss Control Achievement gets. Municipal League

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Awards for maintaining According to an MML Workers Compensation
safe work environments press release, the awards Fund started in 1977 with
for 2016-2017. are based on a formula that five members and has
These awards repre- measures the frequency grown to a current partici-
sent the best of the best and severity of employee pation of 900 public enti-
when it comes to commu- injuries over a 3 1/2-year ties. Assets exceed $145
nities being safe places for time-period. million, says the press SevenPonds Nature Center Naturalist Carrie Spencer discusses the
their employees and citi- The village of Almont release. benefits and beauty of trees with Borland Elementary School 4th graders
in Imlay City on Friday.

Gifts: Students learn about trees

from page 1-A
Its a pretty good situ-
ation we got going on here,
right? she queries.
The students nod in
unison, gathered in the
gym where Rotary Club
member volunteers stand
by. The volunteers are
there to hand out dozens of
Photo by Shayleen Jorgensen

white spruce saplingsone

for each youngster to plant.
Spencer quizzes the
students on their knowl-
edge of trees, and shes not
surprised when one of
them mentions photosyn-
Educators and business owners engage in a Community Conversation thesis. All of the 4th
meeting at the Lapeer County Ed Tech Center last Thursday. The meeting graders have previously
aimed at linking youths with special needs to local employment opportu-

Photo by Catherine Minolli

visited Seven Ponds for the
nities. week-long Annies
Outdoor Adventure class-
Success: Tips for youths seeking jobs room series. Spencer
knows thats where they
from page 1-A learned about photosynthe-
sis, and she reiterates thats Borland 4th graders gather to examine and
the topic of a Community
the process that involves compare seedling trees handed out by the
Conversation at the
some plants use of sun- Imlay City Rotary Club on Friday.
Lapeer County Ed Tech
light to synthesize foods
Center last Thursday.
from carbon dioxide and great for wildlife habitat, spruce saplings. The 4th
Finding the perfect fit
water. food and shelter, and adds graders admire the gift
isnt always easy, but local
Thats how they cre- that they offer cool places and are awestruck at the
experts say there are more
ate the oxygen, she says, to sit under and cool off possibility that with a lit-
than a few things summer
and then asks, What else on a hot summer day. tle bit of care and a lot of
job seekers can do to up
do trees give us? As Spencer wraps up water, the little tree has
their chances of finding
Multiple students raise her speech, Borland the potential to reach great
Photo by Catherine Minolli

gainful employment as the

their hands and offer Principal Megan Cottone heightsjust as they do.
season wears on.
responses like lumber leads the students in an For the past several
Preparation and food.
is key offering of gratitude. years the Imlay City
What kind of food, Miss Spencer drove Rotary Club has provided
Laura Druker knows a
Spencer quizzes. out here from free saplings to elementa-
thing or two when it comes
The responses are SevenPonds to spend ry students. The commu-
to dealing with high Imlay City High School senior Eryn Gartley numerous. Kids call out time with you talking nity service gesture also
schoolers as they navigate reviews job postings at the high school coun- apples, oranges, about trees, Cottone says. helps Imlay City retain its
their way through life. selors office. During the summer, Gartley peaches, pears, lem- I think we owe her a designation as a Tree
A longtime counselor works as a lifeguard at the Alvin Norlin Pool. ons and limes, and even great, big thank you. City.
at Imlay CityHigh School,
youths to write lists of progress and making syrup. The students follow For more information
Druker says honing the
things theyve accom- adjustments are whats Spencer adds to the suit, and raise their voices about the programs at
self-confidence skills is
plished and organizations most important, she says. list by mentioning pecans, to say the words. Seven Ponds Nature
among the most beneficial
and groups theyve partici- An example is setting a cashews, walnuts and They line as Rotary Center, visit www.seven-
practices young job seekers
pated in during high schedule to attend a week- bananas. The youngsters Club members Walt ponds.org. To find out
can engage in.
school. ly online job search work- are mesmerized. Bargen, Dana Walker, more about the Imlay City
Its a good idea to get
This is the kind of shop or job club, and Spencer reminds the Tara Antonelli and Lisa Rotary Club, go to www.
comfortable with how you
stuff youll have to use not thoughtfully submit a mini- students that trees are also Kapron hand out the imlaycityrotary.com.
introduce yourself, be
comfortable with shaking a just for jobs, but for col- mum number of applica-
hand, she says. Eye con- lege and scholarship appli- tions per week.
tact is important. Its really cations, so you might as Know thyself
hard for a young adult if well get that ball rolling, Billiau says all job
theyre shy and uncomfort- she says. seekers can benefit from
able, but its something Get social--but not reviewing where they are
employers look at. too much and where they want to be.
Even before hitting the Its been reported that Are you ready for
job hunting trail, Druker some 80% of those looking work? Do your skills need
says preparation will go a for work find it through a polish? she asks.
long way toward success. their personal network, Billiau says there are
Make sure you have says Jessica Billiau, direc- resources out there, includ-
already written down tor of communications at ing GST Michigan Works!
names and contact infor- GST Michigan Works! If you need resume
mation of references you Billiau says to make help, theyll provide it, she
have, and first-timers need the most of those summer adds.
to make sure they talk to parties and festivals by No matter where you
the references before giv- vocalizing your desire for are in life, GST Michigan
Photo by Maria Brown

ing out the information, employment. Works! helps facilitate that

she says. You dont have to next step in your career,
While a newcomer to walk around with your she says. We can help
the job market may not resume in your pocket nec- polish your resume and
have a resume, Druker essarily, but be ready to provide interviewing assis-
says its okay to be direct talk about what youre tance, or explore hands-on Capac Police Chief Heather Fantin covers a deceased victim during
about their goals and looking for, and what you training and more. Fridays Mock Crash at Capac Jr./Sr. High School while students look on.
accomplishments. bring to the table, she Billiau says those inter-
We raise our kids to
be humble, and so then it
Also be prepared to
ested in improving their
skills through classroom Mock Crash: Reality behind the wheel
gets really hard for them to clean up and update online training may do so through from page 1-A Some speed limit markings where neces-
advocate for themselves, profiles. Billiau says thats GST Michigan Works! as increases elsewhere in the sary, officials said in a
safe speed limits, stated
she says. Its okay to a must for job searchers all well. state were effective press release.
year round. Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue,
speak up and say Im We have the resources May 1. More information on
Do a thorough check director of the MSP.
good at this. Being confi- to help you today with While implementing these speed limit increases,
of your online postings and Troopers and motor
dent is good. Its okay to training scholarships avail- these modified speed lim- a map of the routes affect-
privacy settings, she says. carrier officers do, and will
toot your own horn. able in a number of career its, MDOT also will install ed, links to the applicable
Dont forget to untag continue to, aggressively
Dress for success fields for eligible candi- advisory speed and curve legislation, and a list of
Other practical tips yourself from photos you dates. enforce all posted speed
limits to ensure compli- warning signs, shorten frequently asked questions
Druker offers include wouldnt post yourself or And dont forget about
ance by the motoring pub- passing zones, move signs, are posted at www.michi-
dressing appropriately not want your potential creating a polished
lic. and change pavement gan.gov/speedlimits.
just for the interview, but employer to see. resume.
for the initial visit to fill Make a plan and There is much more
out an application. stick to it to todays resume than
Think about what
youre wearing before you
Billiau says its easy to
get distracted in the sum-
nice stationary and proper
formatting, she says. Its
Speed: low classmates?
King said that an acci-
dent like that can have
The innocent victims
and their families lives
walk in that door, she mer months, so she advises necessary to optimize this from page 1-A
deep, lasting effects that are also altered forever
says. You need to put people to treat their job living document for online mental image so you can endure for decades. too.
your best foot forward and search as if its a full-time recruiting and applications. put yourself in these posi- That driver...his life Dont drink and
present yourself well. You job. You can walk into a GST tions, King said. will never be the same. It drive, dont text and drive,
only get one time to make Once you set the plan, Michigan Works! office How would some- might be 75 years later just drive thats all you
a first impression. consistency, follow any time and well be thing like this affect you, and this one moment in need to worry about,
Druker also advises through, checking your happy to take a look. your school and your fel- life will haunt him forev- King concluded.
Page 7-A-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 3, 2017

Womens Business Enterprise

Imlay City Molded Plastics obtains certification
from Great Lakes Womens Business Council
IMLAY CITY diversity represented in their suppliers, corpora-
Imlay City Molded the supply chain. tions and government
Products, Inc. (ICMP), a A shareholder since agencies demonstrate their
manufacturer and supplier the companys founding in commitment to fostering
of injection molded plastic 2000, Felstow became diversity and the contin-
parts for a wide range of majority shareholder in ued development of their
industries, earned national August 2016 and immedi- supplier diversity pro-
certification as a Womens ately began the WBE certi- grams.
Business Enterprise by the fication ICMP offers a wide
Great Lakes Womens process to range of injection molded
Business Council expand plastic parts and services
(GLWBC), a regional cer- opportuni- for the automotive, recre-
tifying partner of the ties for the ational vehicle (RV),
Womens Business company. defense, dunnage and con-
Enterprise National sumer product industries.
Council (WBENC). WBENCs Offering both low- and
As a company that national Coleen high-volume production,
views quality and custom- standard the company can provide

Photo provided
er satisfaction as the cor- of certifi- prototype molding and full
nerstone of our business, c a t i o n run parts production via its
we are proud to be recog- implemented by the 11 injection molding
nized by the WBENC as a GLWBC is a meticulous machines with press sizes Imlay City Molded Plastics President and General Manager Coleen
Womens Business process including an in- ranging from 75-ton to Felstow inside the busy injection molded plastic parts plant.
Enterprise, said Coleen depth review of the busi- 1000-ton.
Felstow, president and ness and site inspection. Among ICMPs top everything from large hood and General Motors. days a week, the company
general manger of ICMP. The certification process is customers are Dometic, vent covers and fan blades ICMP is ISO 9001:2008 provides fast and efficient
We recognize the designed to confirm the Stanley Black & Decker/ for RVs, to foot rests and certified and fully versed in delivery, plus around the
commitment to supplier business is at least 51 per- Emhart, and several auto- core headlight beam hous- the Production Part clock shipping and receiv-
diversity that is embraced cent owned, operated and makers and their suppliers. ings for Honda and various Approval Process (PPAP). ing, to meet its customers
by corporations and gov- controlled by a woman or The company has produced parts for Ford, Chrysler Running three shifts, five needs.
ernment agencies today. women.
With this certification, By including women-
ICMP can help add to the owned businesses among

Tips to keep pets

happy and safe
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Opinion Page

Our Opinion Letters to the Editor

Has JFKs quote been forgotten?
While driving to church living in Brazil, having democracy? I believe a interests hidden agendas.
one bright, sunny Sunday resorted to prostitution to democracy is only as strong I guess most do not
morning listening to one of support her family still in as its society. know or have forgotten
the public broadcasting Venezuela. Today we have people John F. Kennedys inaugu-
radio stations, a couple of The second human protesting, wanting more ral quote, Ask not what
what I guess would be call interest story told of a liberties, less responsibility your country can do for
human interest stories were young woman living in San and more entitlements. We you, ask what you can do
being aired. Francisco who quit a job in now have people who have for your country. That man
The first was a story the financial sector to more empathy for criminals gave the ultimate for this
about a single mother rais- become a professional wine than for the victims. We country; his life.
ing her two children, a taster. Her goal in life is create sanctuary cities to I think we should hire a
daughter in college and a employment at a high-end shield illegal aliens and stone carver to chisel John
younger son. She also sup- restaurant where she will be their criminal element from Kennedys quote into the
ports her parents. Her father making recommendations our justice system. We pass halls of Congress, and a
Some of the young volunteers who turned is a retired college professor to the clientele about which laws to legalize recreational sign painter to paint that
out to make Almont a little brighter last who receives a $20 per wine would best enhance drugs. Drugs to assist peo- quote on the inside of the
month pension. They live in their dining experience. ple in finding some enjoy- bathroom stall doors to give
month. Venezuela, a country that is These stories define the ment and happiness in their our Congressmen some-
in the throes of a depression stark contrast of the worlds lives (although short lived). thing to contemplate while
Area youths buck after a financial crisis and
an inept government. The
we live in on this planet
today. I believe we are liv-
We have a Congress
that has been playing a
using the facility. Maybe
the quote would stimulate
stereotypes mother lost her job writing
briefs for a law firm repre-
ing in the best of those
worlds. But you have to
game of one-upmanship
for years, blocking most of
some long dormant con-

senting homeless and wonder, do we Americans the meaningful legislation Tom Janicki
s it something in the water? In the air? abused children. She is now realize what we have in this while supporting special Almont Twp.
Who knows...whatever it is its clear

Prosecutor protects EMS election results

that many of the young people in the
Tri-City area are a cut above when it comes
to creating, achieving, and caring for com-
munity. My Motion for the County has not distrib- establish in the language tional ambulance base sta-
Week in and week out, our pages are Summary Disposition was uted the resulting tax reve- of the ballot proposal. tions to establish a county-
granted by the Circuit Court nue for the purpose of Establish cannot be inter- wide ambulance service.
filled with stories about ordinary students dismissing the Almont, establishing a countywide preted to mean support I will continue to vigor-
doing extraordinary things, whether its in Deerfield and Marathon ambulance service, but the existing ambulance ser- ously defend the County
the classroom, on the athletic field or on townships lawsuit against rather has used the millage vice because the ambulance and our citizens right to
the streets of their hometown. the County of Lapeer and to fund the existing ambu- services presently being choose in a free and open
Lapeer County Emergency lance service. In a Hail provided by Lapeer County election as to how their
The Almont Youth on Main Street Medical Service Authority, Mary fashion, the town- EMS are not yet county- government should func-
(YOMS) group is one such shining exam- (EMS). The Court also ships new claim is based wide; and second, the EMS tion.
ple. Over the past year or so, this group of granted EMSs Motion for on a very narrow interpre- needed the funding provid- Michael J. Sharkey
young people has demonstrated their com- Summary Disposition as tation of the meaning ed by the millage to pay for Lapeer County Prosecutor
well. assigned to the word both equipment and addi- Lapeer
mitment to selfless service in the name of The Court held that
community. Last month, they organized a under MCL 600.4545 (quo
spring cleanup project throughout the vil-
lage, which drew more than 60 volunteers.
warranto), neither the town-
ships nor the private citi-
zens who joined the suit
Time to defund sanctuary cities
For no reason other than caring and com- can challenge the election I wanted the share the illegal immigration and liberal and most activist of
munity pride, these volunteers swept, results of the ballot pro- following commentary that defend the Rule of Law. all of the circuit courts. I
raked, washed, painted and spruced up posal for the EMS millage was written by Ken This week, Judge dont have to tell you what
Almont. that was approved by the Cuccinelli II, president of William Orrick of the U.S. the 9th Circuit will do.
These young role models buck the ste- voters on November 8, Senate Conservatives District Court for the Its time for
2016. Action, as Ifeel it is an Northern District of Republicans in Congress to
reotype that Millennials and Generation Under MCL 600.4545, the important issue. California issued a prelimi- defend the Rule of Law by
Zers are more concerned with solitary townships had 30 days after Our representatives nary injunction to stop defunding sanctuary cities
screen time than public interaction, and that the certification of the elec- must stop all federal fund- President Trumps execu- by statute.
theyre disconnected from and apathetic tion to challenge the results ing for Sanctuary Cities tive order cutting off funds If Democrats want to
of the election and they that refuse to enforce our to sanctuary cities. shut down the government
about the goings on outside of their own failed to do so. Accordingly, immigration laws. While the judgment to fund sanctuary cities,
self-interests. the will of the people Sanctuary cities pro- was issued on behalf of the Republicans should wel-
The YOMS group, and other ambitious approving $10.8 million vide safe harbor for dan- city of San Francisco and come the debate. Americans
young people around the Tri-City area, dollars in tax revenue for gerous criminals and they Santa Clara County, Judge side with Republicans on
prove that not all whove been raised in the Lapeer County encourage more illegal Orricka donor to former this issue and any Democrat
Emergency Medical immigration. If these cities President Barack Obama who defends sanctuary cit-
total tech immersion are easily bored and Service Authority, (EMS), won't follow federal laws, applied his ruling nation- ies will pay a heavy politi-
avoid commitments. over the next four years, they should not receive wide. cal price.
Were proud to share the stories of ordi- stands. federal taxpayer funding. If there were ever an For years, Republicans
nary youths doing extraordinary things, and Pursuant to MCR Its that simple. example of judicial activ- have claimed that they
2.116(I)(5), the Court also Our representatives ism, this is it. needed the bully pulpit of
grateful to the youths that are definitely a granted the townships need to oppose any appro- If the ruling is the White House to win
cut above when it comes to creating, Motion to file a Second priations bill that fails to appealed, it will go to the spending fights, and now
achieving, and caring for community. Amended Complaint to defund sanctuary cities. Its 9th Circuit Court of they have it.
raise a new allegation that time for Congress to stop Appeals, which is the most Please join in this
fight by sending a letter to

Mother Nature challenges Father Time

your congressman and sen-
ators urging them to stop
funding for sanctuary cit-

We cant allow liberal
other Nature and awesome and all encom-
judges to ignore the rule of
Father Time have passing influence over the
law and legislate from the
been busy sculpting the land.
bench. Republicans must
landscape around my little These days Im content
use their power of the purse
house in the woods. to let the random artwork
to enforce our laws, stop
Artists to the core, it remain. Im blessed with
illegal immigration, and
seems theyve been work- an ever-changing canvas
protect Americans.
ing in tandem to create every time I step out the
Carol L. Brown
magnificent monuments to door.
Mayfield Twp.
the power of natureto its The past few months,
Precinct Delegate
Mother Natures blustery
Lapeer County
breath swept through the
Republican Party
woods, at times relentless-
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Executive Committee
ly. Her message so strong,
some treesbig and
Mayfield Twp.
smallbowed to her wish-
es and now stand as silent

Guest Columnist
testament to her dynamic
Observations in ink... capabilities, to her stun-
ning gifts. Mother Natures gift beckoning the inner tomboy to climb aboard and
Catherine Minolli The latest offeringa dip her toes in the water. Have a differing opinion
tree laying vertically over about a hot topic? Want
vast indifference of mans the pondtickles my inner time had about as much reality of life in the woods These days, Im to further explain your
puny efforts to clip and tomboy; the freckle-faced, traffic on its narrow strip with all of its intrigue; I chased around by Father side of the story? You
chop and trim the earth as scrawny-kneed, thunder- of blacktop as Dryden can lie down in Mother Time. Hes doing his best can share your thoughts
by being a guest colum-
if we own the planet. thighed girl who preferred Road east of M-53 has Natures brawny lap any- to remind me with a little nist. Anyone may submit
There was a time when to spend time in a tree- today. time I choose. Straddle twinge here and a little a guest column, but we
these types of random cre- house in a vacant lot Wed pick a spot to that tree and dip my toes in ache there that he does ask that the information
ationsa tree down here, behind the Quik Pik than stop, parking our bikes by the water like I would indeed march on, stopping be accurate. The columns
a wild plant therewould experiment with makeup the side of one of dozens when I was a girl on an for no one... can be a maximum of
have me furrowing my and heels. The short haired of woodlots that lined the adventure by the creek off ...Except, perhaps, that three typed, double-
brow in a frantic attempt to dreamer who pretended road, and hike into the of Five Mile, where the little girl inside, who spaced pages. Send them
to: Tri-City Times, P.O.
tidy things up as if it made she and her sisters were cool dampness to munch grumpy old man would comes out periodically to Box 278, Imlay City, MI,
me better. I have since The Boxcar Children. on our sandwiches. come out and chase me straddle that gnarly old 48444 or run the idea by
learned that Im no match Packing a lunch and get- I dont have to go far and my friends off the log. Who drags her toes in the editor by calling 810-
for Mother Nature, whose ting on the two-wheelers to enjoy those pleasures property. Someone had the pond and watches the 724-2615 or email them
powerful hand can caress for a bike hike to the roll- today. Just a few steps out fashioned a rope swing ripples radiate across its to: tct@pageone-inc.com.
the grass with dew and rip ing countryside of my door and all of those over the little river, and it glassy surface and fills her The newspaper reserves
childhood whims and was too irresistible for the heart with joy. the right to edit or reject
a mature tree out by its Northville. It was a differ- any column considered
roots on any given day. ent world thenwe could dreams are right there. I likes of us city kids who Email Catherine at inappropriate for publica-
No, Im no match for ride all the way down Six can reach my hands out longed for a little country cminolli@pageone-inc. tion.
that kind of grace, for that Mile Road, which at the and touch the treasured experience. com.
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My workhorse
Y ears ago, a chronic
power outage in the
pavilion and a hundred
scones, brownies, and ice
cream-and bags and boxes
of lavender products for

Photo provided

Photo provided
cups of coffee triggered a the gift shop.
bright idea. If I had a golf When the hens came
cart, my staff and I could along, my husband
drive the hot pot to the wheeled their feed down- My first car was a 1959 Ford Custom like this. I had to drive and parallel park Dads 1962 Oldsmobile.
kitchen to hill to their house. After we

Cant wait to get on the road again

brew. Honest Living . . . closed the farm to the pub-
Instead, lic, Betsy helped us move
I trudged the freezer and refrigerator
uphill, the up from the pavilion to the

shortest dis- basement.
he year between my shined) and feel like the County Sheriffs uniform last I was now equal to the
tance Yes, we couldnt main- 15th and 16th birthday world was at their finger- a County Mountie as we other kids I had been
between tain this place if it wasn't was the longest year of my tips. called them jumped in to admiring for a year. Dad let
two points, for Betsys tough little life. Or at least it seemed so Many of them custom- ride shotgun. me drive us home in the
with the spirit. And what a surprise- at the time. It was, of ized their rides with fancy OK, he said, pull Olds. If he was nervous he
huge perco- driving her is the highlight course, the same 365 days gearshift knobs, steering out and lets drive out this didnt show it.
lator. Never of our grandsons visits. as any other year but I wheel way. My foot shook a lit- Now, of course, I want-
again, I Why do you call your spent this year watching knobs or tle on the gas pedal, I ed to drive to school and
vowed, as sixty farm girls golf cart Betsy? he once many of my friends turning even spe-
All the Liblong day.. admit, but I eased the big get my own car. No such
huddled together on a cold asked. 16 and getting the ultimate cial wheels. Olds out on the road luck. My dad worked in
September morning, yawn- It was last week when I rewarda drivers license. It was smoothly. Detroit and drove the Olds
ing for caffeine, waiting piled bags of dirty, torn, I had my bicycle, natu- almost too Turn right at the next to work every day. The
for my Farm Girl Revival and stapled weed cloth rally, so I was not com- much to corner, was his command. other car, a white Chevy
to begin. onto Betsys bed and real- pletely immobile. But rid- take. I remembered to turn on Corvair, was my mothers
The following spring, ized the answer to his ing my bike past the village As regular the blinker, slow down and she used it every day.
Andy, our late handyman, question. That cute little limits of Almont was rare. readers Rick appropriately and turn the So I was back to the bike.
rewired the inadequate thing reminds me of my And for a young man (or know, I car as instructed. But it was OK because now
electrical lines. Afterward, grandmother-in-law, Betsy.
woman) to which a drivers hate snow. Next he wanted me to I had an official Michigan
we found a used golf cart. I She worked and played license meant maturity and But when parallel park. I strained to Drivers License in my
paid more for that little with her entire heart and transportation freedom, it the snow started to fall that remember what my driver wallet.
sprite of a vehicle than my strength. was, well, humiliating. year, I was actually training instructors, Mr. Dad let me borrow one
husband did for our first After eight years of The days just crept by, pleased. It meant my spe- Briggs and Mr. Leinonen, of the cars occasionally.
car. strenuous labor, it seems especially in the summer, cial, magic birthday on had taught me. I pulled it Not as often as I wanted,
Oh, what a happy day Betsy enjoys her part-time as more and more kids December 16 was getting off without a scratch. I was naturally, but often enough
when Andy and his wife, retirement. On occasion, I drove by my house and closer and closer. While the a little farther from the curb that I felt like a grown-up.
Kathy, pulled into our take her on farm inspec- rubbed it in. They didnt do waiting was still nearly than I could have been, but It wasnt until I was a
driveway with my lifesav- tions, no burden to carry it on purpose, maybe, unbearable, at least I could I hadnt hit anything and sophomore at Michigan
er. He rolled my $2,600 but me. Shes become a because there werent that see the end of the tunnel, so there was equal distance in State that I was able to buy
expense off the flatbed and part of our family and many streets in our small to speak. The days kept front and back of the car my own car. I paid $225 to
up to the front porch where memory, as was my hus- town to drive on, but the getting shorter with less when I stopped and put it a fraternity brother for a
I stood. He looked sheep- bands 1975 Mustang when traffic passing my house daylight, but my personal in park. I let out a little sigh white 1959 Ford Custom.
ish. we first married. seemed to be designed just license limbo was also get- of relief. It had a V-8 engine (stick
Sorry were late. We Betsys big chores this to depress me even further. ting shorter. OK, Mr. Liblong, (he shift) and an after-market
took it for a test drive on spring and summer are to If I happened to be outside, Tragically, the year was called me mister!) Let's AM radio but that was it.
the back forty. deliver hundreds of dead they couldnt resist waving 1963 and on November 22, go back to the station. A But it was MINE! I knew
Kathy took the wheel. lavender plants to the fire to me out the open window just over three weeks from few minutes later, the test that if a girl went out with
Its fun to drive. We pit, and old weed cloth to or, in some cases, stopping my special day, President was over. My foot stopped me in that car, she liked me
to show me their wheels. John F. Kennedy, one of shaking as the deputy said, and not just the car.
didnt want to let it go. Get the road for trash pick up.
Most of them were my boyhood heroes, was Good job, and filled out That was more than a
in. Ill take you for a spin. Come August and
their parents wheels but so assassinated. The the paperwork. I got my half century ago but I can
Andy flipped up the carts September, Ill pack her what? They didnt have to Presidents death put a pall license! remember it like it was yes-
back bed and took a seat. with vegetables. pedal the thing. It had an over everything including There are rites of pas- terday. Want a ride?
I say unequivocally, This week, dear engine. my enthusiasm for driving. sage at various times in life Email Rick at
many farm burdens lifted Reader, my workhorse and And some of them Finally, Monday, but this was a biggie. At rick.liblong@cox.net.
that day. I learned to spare I prepare hives for our hon- actually had their OWN December 16 arrived. My
my body and load the cart eybees. Its pure recreation cars! They were not brand dad took me to Lapeer to
for transport upon the to welcome bees and new ones, usually. Mike get my license. The written
propertys rolling vistas.
Andy made a frame for the
queens to their new home.
Another happy day on the
Gottschalk, for example,
had a 1947 Ford, that was
test I was required to take
was no problem at all. I had
Academic All-Star
bed to secure my garden farm. missing second gear. But it studied the What Every
tools, potted plants, and Email Iris at ran well. Driver Should Know
containers of lavender irisleeu@sbcglobal.net. Into fall we went, guide from the Michigan Michael Smith
school started and kids Secretary of States office
older than I was drove their thoroughly. But I had also Senior ~ Capac High School
cars to school. You were to pass a behind-the-wheel Michael is the son of Brian
really cool if you didnt drivers test. I was very, Smith and Tammi Tyson.
ride the school bus, walk or very nervous as I slipped He has a 3.71GPA.
ride your bike to school. behind the wheel of dads Michael participates in
Between classes they could big, white 62 Oldsmobile. National Honor Society, varsity
look out at those shiny I grew even more nervous sports, Student Council, 3rd
automobiles (well, some as a man in a Lapeer Degree Burns band and Select

Nostalgia is good
His best memory from high school will be taking
our final bows following our production of Phantom
of the Opera.
Michael envisions a successful life for him to

W hy Im a bit nostalgic Isrels God gegeven. include to support those I love and build a happy
Photo provided

this morning, Im not Fortunately for me, the family of my own.

sure. Maybe its because I English interpretation fol- One thing on his bucket list is to do a military
keep seeing snapshots of lowed, halo jump.
Tony Stroh-Piechowski will share all that hes tulip gardens from where Thou art, O God, our Michaels best day ever would be spent with
learned on the stage in an upcoming Fun- most of my relatives live boast, the glory of our friends, working on a musical.
damentals of Musical Theater class for kids. which makes me a little power; If he had $1,000 to give to any cause, he would
concerned Thy sovereign grace is choose his church because it will help those who

Young actors, singers

truly need it find and discover Jesus Christ.
for how eer our fortress and tower.
His plans for the future include earning a degree in
many tulips We lift our heads aloft,
will still be for God, our shield, computer engineering.

invited to new class going

strong by
the time
is oer us;
Through Him, and Him
alone, whose
Editors note: The fol-
lowing guest column was
designed to instill a strong
understanding of musician-
Tulip Time
in Pella, IA us,
presence goes before Academic All-Star
rolls around Well wear the victor's
submitted by Jill Lyons, ship for musical theater
Executive Director of The and cabaret performing. this week- crown,
PIX Theater in Lapeer. She The instructor for the end. no more foes assaulted, Tyler Saez
may be reached at 810- Musical Theater Classes is Perhaps Well triumph through our Senior ~ Capac High School
664-4824 or via email to Tony Stroh-Piechowski. its because my parents are King,
info@pixlapeer.org. For well over 30 years, now both gone. Or maybe by Israels God exalted. Tyler is the son of Dawn Saez.

T he Center for the Arts

is thrilled to announce
a new class offering this
Tony has been performing
on stage in a variety of
musical theater produc-
its that little stack of
memorabilia I ran across
yesterday, including the
Psalm 89:8

The date of her funeral

He has a 3.32 GPA.
Tyler participates in cross
country, football, track,
Spring, the Fun-damentals tions, including national pillow cover my dad sent was March 3, 1975. That National Honor Society, Peer
of Musical Theater! tours, cruise ships and cab- my mom when he was in the verse appeared in both Mediation, Bluewater Middle
This class is for young aret shows and it all started Fort Sill and the little pam- her native language and College and works at Mr. Rs.
here in Lapeer. phlet from my grandmas that of the country which His best memory from high
The musical theater funeral, inscribed with the embraced her tells me school will be completing his education.
bug bit Tony early in life, following: many of her peers still took Tyler envisions a successful life for him to being
while on vacation seeing Gij toch, Gij zijt hun comfort in hearing it in care free.
the West Coast production One thing on his bucket list is to see exotic and
roem, their native tongue. And
of Annie. Tony found his little-known places of the world.
de kracht van hunne while I never learned it Tylers best day ever would cover the range of
true love sitting in a
Shubert Theatre, he kracht other than to be able to rec- sleeping in until noon, to winning the lottery twice
returned to Lapeer singing Uw vrije gunst alleen ognize phrases here and in a row.
and dancing. Life became wordt d eere toegebracht; there, I can still hear her If he had $1,000 to give to any cause, he would
one big musical. He could Wij steken t hoofd reading it. give it to Proliteracy Worldwide because without lit-
always find a song from a omhoog, Nostalgia is a good eracy people would be too uneducated to make deci-
Tony Stroh-Piechowski Broadway musical to en zullen d eerkroon thing. As the birds sions that impact others and themselves.
in one of his stage per- underscore whatever was dragen announce this new day, it His plans for the future include finishing college at
sonnas. happening in his life. Tony Door Y, door U alleen, eases me into the day to St. Clair County Community College through the
credits the support of a om t eeuwig welbehagen; think back on the old. A Bluewater Middle College program and then trans-
actors and singers who great teacher, Mrs. Linda Want God is ons ten comfortable meshing of the ferring to Saginaw Valley State University to get a
want to develop their craft, Priestap, and the music schild in t strijdperk two. degree in psychology and have a career as a clinical
preparing themselves for van dit leven, Email Willene at psychologist.
auditions. The class is New Class page 11-A En onze Koning is van willenetanis@aol.com.
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Town Talk
Editors note: Due to space Almont and Dryden area The Capac Community p.m. Please stop by and learn sary. For more info call
constraints announcements
will be posted one week in
senior citizens meet the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 12
Food Pantry, 114 S. Main
Street, is open each
about your community.
Society meetings are held at
Joanne K. at 810-324-2304.
This activity is sponsored by
Medical Care
advance of the event. Notices p.m. at the Almont Lions Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. the museum on the second Widowed Friends, a peer Lapeer County Health
must be received in writing by Hall, 222 Water St., for a Please call LOVE, INC. at Monday of the month at 7 support group www.wid- Department, 1800 Imlay City
noon Monday prior to the potluck and program. Call 810-245-2414 in advance to p.m. For more info call 810- owedfriends.org. Rd., Lapeer - Regular
publication date. 798-8210 for more info. ensure your food voucher 796-3355. Immunization Clinic Hours:
will be received before you Widowed Friends invites all (held in 2nd floor clinic area)
For Senior Citizens
Adults 55 and over are invit-
ed to Berlin Twp. Senior
stop in to shop. Any ques-
tions, please call Sherrie
Youth Events widowed to join us for
breakfast and friendship in a
Mondays 1-3:30 p.m. Walk-
In, Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-
Center to play cards from Cramton at 810-395-1905. safe setting every 2nd and 11:30 p.m. By Appointment
noon-3 p.m. the 2nd Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. 4th Monday of the month at
Indoor Sr. Pickelball - Capac This is a FREE workshop Only, Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m.
Elementary School Wednesday of every month. The Capac Kitchen serves 9 a.m. at Seros, 925 Gratiot By Appointment Only.
Bring a sack lunch, bever- free meals every Tuesday for 3-5 year olds & parents/ in Marysville. For more info,
Cafeteria, 4 p.m. Tues., & caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- Additional Immunization
Thurs. from Feb. 7 to May ages provided. Senior stretch from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion call Julie at 810-388-0868. Clinics Offered: By
exercise on Tuesdays 10-11 United Methodist Church. ects that will develop your
23 (cancelled if school childs skills and prepare TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- Appointment Only (held in
closed). a.m. Potluck luncheons will 2nd floor clinic area). Walk-
be served the 4th Tuesday of Free meals for people in them for school! Children loss group meets Tuesday
need are offered at the North also enjoy a snack, story nights at the Hunters Creek In (held in lower level). For
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from every month at noon. Call additional info, to check if we
9-10 a.m. at First 810-395-4518 for details. Branch Senior Center on time, and a free book! Call Mobile Home Park Club
Monday and Thursday eve- the Family Literacy Center House, 725 DeMille Rd. in accept your insurance, or to
Congregational Church in schedule an appointment
Almont. Practice led by Dina Ryan Smith, a certified alco- nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call today to reserve your seat at Lapeer. Weigh-in from
hol and drug counselor will 810-441-0322 for more info. 810-664-2737 and for more 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from please call 810-667-0448.
Miramonti, RYT.
be available at the Imlay info on dates and times. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info Free hearing and vision
Imlay City Senior Center City Seniors Center on the Orchards Cupboard Food call 810-664-7579.
Pantry is open the 3rd Play groups available. Free 6 screens for children of pre-
Texas Hold Em 12:30 4th Thursday of every month school age are available at
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday of every month 9 week sessions. At these TOPS 888 (Take Off Pounds
a.m.-noon. Food distributed FREE 90-minute play- Sensibly) meets Wednesdays the Lapeer County Health
Dinner and an evening of at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce groups, children will partici- at the 25 Pine Ridge Dr. in Department. To schedule an
appointment please call 810-
card playing with friends,
50/50 raffle and prizes of Free Meals, Food Twp., 586-336-4673. www.
pate in storytime, develop-
mentally appropriate games
Lapeer. Weigh-in at 8:30
a.m., 9:30 a.m. meeting. Call 667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
high and low for each table and crafts, learn new skills, Linda at 810-245-3955 or Capac Pharmacy is teaming
St. Pauls Lutheran Church
every 3rd Monday at the
Washington Senior Center, Food for Families kitchen
is open to the public for free,
Museums and enjoy a snack and social
time with other children.
Phyllis 810-395-7035 for
more info.
with Support Million Hearts
by offering in-pharmacy
57880 Van Dyke, Washington Parents will have the chance blood pressure screenings,
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8 hot meals every Monday and The Dryden Historical to talk to other adults with For those that have experi-
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. enced the death of a loved 136 North Main St. in Capac,
p.m. Call for further details, Society meets at 7 p.m. the same-age children. Register Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
586-752-6543. first Wednesday of the now for the next session! one, a support group is avail-
This Heart Loves Food able facilitated by a trained Everyone is invited to come
Pantry is open the 1st month and the museum Numerous locations and and have their blood pres-
Swing Dance Lessons opens every Monday from dates available. For more United Hospice Service
offered at the Port Huron Saturday of each month (UHS) bereavement volun- sure read for free.
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 5:30-7 p.m. info and to sign up call the
Senior Center, 600 Grand Family Literacy Center at teer. Marlette Regional
Avenue in Port Huron, every
Tues. from 7:30-9 p.m. and
Gateway Assembly Church,
2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay
The Capac Historical Society
is open to visitors daily from
810-664-2737. Hospital, 2770 Main Street
in Marlette, hosts this sup-
the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the City. 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on port group the 1st Friday of The Lapeer County
month from 7:30-9 p.m. with
instructors Lyle Malaski &
The Attica United Methodist Sundays. Call 810-395-2859
for more info.
Support Groups each month at 10 a.m. in the
Administration Conference
Genealogical Society pres-
ents the 5th annual Cemetery
Church will be holding a
Kristina Morton. Call 810- free community meal on the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Room. For more info, call Preservation Workshop at
984-5061 for more info. The Imlay City Historical 800-635-7490 or visit www. the Attica Cemetery on
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Museum is now open for the meetings are held every
month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday night at 8 p.m. at marletteregionalhospital. Saturday, May 20, 2017. A
Council on Aging 2017 season. Volunteer org. full day of instruction and
Membership is open to indi- For more info please call docents will be happy to St. Pauls Lutheran Church
810-724-0690 or visit www. in Imlay City. hands-on experience will
viduals 18 and older. The great you on Saturdays from
Capac Senior Center is open
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week-
atticaumc.org. 1 to 4 p.m. The current
exhibit Everlasting
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Fundraisers teach you how to maintain
and protect your familys his-
The Attica Food Bank at the and Al-Anon meetings are tory through their legacy in
days. We offer a variety of Attica United Methodist Heirlooms is a wonderful held every Wednesday night Womans Life Chapter 855 stone. Pre-registration and a
activities such as fitness and Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is display of the work of mas- at 8 p.m. at the Capac United will continue its Bottle & fee are required. Contact
craft classes, a book review open from 2-4 p.m. the 2nd ter craftsman Richard Methodist Church, Capac, Can Drive, to help those in Mary Bentley at 801-441-
group, cards and bus trips. and 4th Monday of each Lauwers. His wood turned MI. need, throughout the year of 1500 or bmbentley66@gmail.
Call Lori at 395-7889 for month. Proof of residency objects feature a variety of 2017. Call for the nearest com for more information.
more info. and need required. wood and functional pieces. Lapeer Area Citizens drop off location. For large
Other new exhibits include Against Domestic Assault
the new period room featur-
ing 1865 bedroom furniture.
meets 1-3 p.m. every
Wednesday in the Lapeer
donations a pickup service is
available. 810-392-5136. Other
The music exhibit has been Court House for personal The Imlay City Christian Free tutor training for people
re-worked and there is an protection order clinic. For School is holding a fund- who would like to help others
addition to the art display of info 810-246-0632. raiser for TAFFY (Tuition in our community improve
work of local artists. Watch Assistance Fundraising For English skills. Volunteer
for more changes, inside and FOR WIDOWED MEN & Youth). Come join us for
AFFORDABLE INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS WITH: WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- basis. Please call for orienta-
3 Nutritious Meals Daily Light Housekeeping outside of the museum. For euchre the 2nd Saturday of tion before training at 810-
questions contact Marilyn Friendship. Join us every each month at 7 p.m. at the
Compimentary Satellite TV Health Services 3rd Tuesday of each month 664-2737.
Swihart 724-1904. Imlay City Christian School,
Life-enriching Activities Available from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at 7197 E. Imlay City Rd. in Volunteer for the Habitat for
The Almont Community Cavis Pioneer Restaurant, Imlay City. For more info, Humanity of Lapeer County
Historical Society Museum 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball call 810-724-5695. at the office. Interested par-
is open Saturdays from 1-4 Twp. 48074. No RSVP neces- ties can call 810-664-7111 and
speak to Carolyn, Cheryl or
Pete at 810-660-7823.

c Club News
Veterans of Foreign Wars
(VFW) of Imlay City, Post
2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.

St. Pauls (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Veterans Meetings 2nd
Lutheran Church Thursday, every other
(ELCA) month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings

200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
859 N. Van Dyke Road 1st Thursday every month, 7
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 Imlay City, Michigan 48444 p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 Sunday 2:30 pm Saturday of every month, 10

email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net Tuesday 7:00 pm a.m.
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm Almont/Dryden Masons
Pastor Tim Martin
Pastor Alan Casillas Sunday 10 a.m. Service 15 firstapostolichome.com meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
15 15
Thursday of the month at
Attica Capac Imlay City Almont Light of Christ Masonic Center in Almont.
U.M.C. U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church Community The Imlay City American
14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) Legion Post 135 meets the
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI
(810) 724-0690 Church 810-395-2112 www.imlaycitycrc.org Wayne Boyd, Pastor Church 2nd and last Wednesdays of
Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888
2720 Winslow Road the month at 7:30 p.m. The
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am
Sunday Service: 10:30 am
Youth Ministry Worship Services Imlay City, MI 48444 post is located at 212 E. Third
Attica Food Bank: Serving those Junior Church and Nursery Available
10:30 am & 6:00 pm Street. Contact them at 724-
MOPS Program
in need in Attica Twp, 2-4 pm, Bible Studies Every Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass
2nd and 4th Monday Monday and Tuesday Evenings Community Mens & Womens fbc@airadvantage.net 1450 or americanlegion-
Rev. Ron Rouse Tuesday Morning
Bible Studies Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services Sunday Worship 10:30 am post135@frontier.com.
810-724-4315 over Sermonaudio.com/fbcalmont 15
www.atticaumc.org 15
Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
16 15
Come Grow With Us! 15
Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God Phone: 810-724-6999 15 The Evening Star Quilt Guild
meets the last Wednesday of
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart GATEWAY ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH each month at the Davison
U.M.C. U.M.C. Catholic Church
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court Capac, MI
(810) 395-7557
Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City Rd. in Davison. Meetings
5394 Main Street - Dryden (Across from the Library) 810-724-1135 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City start at 6:30 p.m. and doors
www.imlayumc.org 74903 McKay Rd., Romeo Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm open at 6 p.m. For more info
810-796-3341 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Weekday Masses
Morning Worship - 8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth 10:30 a.m. Worship Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8 am Wed. 10 am
First Sat. 8 am
Evening Service - 5:00 p.m. call Lisa, 810-358-7294.
Nursery Available Sunday Mornings Wednesday Family Night - 6:45 p.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Weekend Masses 10:30 am Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Jr. Church for K-5th grade
Youth Group 6th-12th grade Sat. Vigil Mass 5 pm Adult & Children's Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Supervised child care during all services
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays Sun. 9 am - English Children's Church during service. Sunday School
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
11 am - Spanish
Confessions 1/2 hr. before each Mass &4pm Sat. COME & MAKE A Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
15 810-724-0687 15 Father Paul Ward 15
DIFFERENCE WITH US! 15 Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist 15 Staffed Nursery During Worship 15 Every Sunday Lapeer
Countys largest Flea Market
West Berlin Imlay City Christ Evangelical First Congregational Church will be held at the Lapeer
Church of Christ Lutheran Church United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke 1970 S. Almont Ave., Imlay City 275 Bancroft - Imlay City
Center Building, 425 County
Center St. in Lapeer. From 8
Imlay City, MI 48444
201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service
at corner of Newark Rd.
(Corner of 5th Street) 810-798-8855
a.m.-3 p.m. Up to 75 booths
810-724-7855 inside and outside sell a huge
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am
Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 810-724-6207 Sr. Pastor: Keith Langley
Morning Worship 11:00am variety of items to the public.
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sunday School &Morning Adult Group 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 10:15 a.m.
Nursery available and Jr. Church This long-running communi-
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. ty event is sponsored by the
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Pastor Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
810-724-3306 Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sundays 6-8pm Lapeer Center Building, a
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Ralph O. Stuebs
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With deep gratitude

Photo courtesy of VVA 287 Lapeer County

Blake Bollaert of Almont (2nd from left)
presents generous donation to Joe Cain,
president of the Vietnam Veterans of
America #287 of Lapeer County as VVA

Photo courtesy of VVA 287 Lapeer County

#287 members Dick Bowman and Glenn
Ream look on. Bollaerts generous dona-
tion will support the VVAs efforts to
bring the Moving Wall to Almont July

New Class: perform, write, direct and

produce stage productions
Lapeer, where it all began,
anxious to share what he
your math, this is the
wrong class.
across the country and in has discovered and what he The class is open to
from page 9-A
program at Lapeer West
some seedy darkened cor-
ners of Europe. Favorite
truly loves.
When asked why kids
students aged 10-18 and
will meet on Saturday,
Generous support
with building his self-con- roles include: Edna should take this class, Tony May 6, May 13, May 20 Vietnam veteran Glenn Ream (3rd from left)
fidence, teaching him prob- Turnbald in Hairspray, replied, I wish I could and May 27 from 11 a.m.-1 accepts donation from Wayne Van Sickle on
lem solving skills and the Uncle Billy in Its a think of just one reason. To p.m. To register for the behalf of the Almont Area Chamber of
power of team building. Wonderful Life, The learn about musical theater, class please call 810-664- Commerce as veterans Dick Bowman and
Tony was fortunate to Musical, Inspector Kemp cabaret, opera, operetta, to 4824. All classes will be Joe Cain, both of Almont, look on. Ream
receive a scholarship for in Young Frankenstein, and work on music for fun, for held at the Center for the accepted the donation on behalf of the
Oakland University where Mr. Twimble and Mr. auditioning, for perform- Arts. Vietnam Veterans of America #287, where he
he majored in Commercial Womper in How to ing. To work on building This class is made pos- serves as treasurer and Cain as president.
Music (Live Stage and Succeed in Business self-confidence. And to just sible by a grant from the The funds will support the Moving Wall,
Studio). After college, Without Really Trying. have fun. However, if National Endowment for which will make a stop in Almont in July.
Tony was lucky enough to Now Tony is back in youre looking for help on the Arts.

~ Mary Lou Brewer, 84 ~ ~ Janice Burgess, 78 ~
Mary Lou Brewer, age Lou and Charles lived local bowling leagues. The funeral will be Janice Burgess, age
84, of Fort Gratiot, most of their lives in the She is survived by held 11:00 a.m., 78, of Imlay City,
Michigan, died Saturday, Imlay City area. She was three daughters: Ramona Wednesday, May 3 at Michigan died Wednesday,
April 29, 2017 at Blue preceded in death by her (Kirk) Myers of Muir Brothers Funeral April 26, 2017 at McLaren
Water Hospice Home of husband, Charles David Ludington, MI, Edie Home of Imlay City, 225 Lapeer Region of Lapeer,
Marysville, MI. Mary Brewer on December 12, (John) Walters of Fort N. Main Street, Imlay MI. Janice Lorene Lay
Lou Stenzel was born 1998. Gratiot, MI, Mary (David) City, MI. Burial will fol- was born June 9, 1938 in
July 26, 1932 in Imlay Mary Lou was mostly Workman of Wyoming, low in Imlay Township Eddyville, IL. She is the
City, MI. She is the a homemaker; however, MI; two sons: Jack Cemetery, Imlay City. daughter of the late Van
daughter of the late Frank she worked as a school (Roseanne) Brewer of The family will be Buren and the late Elva
and the late Edith library aide, a playground Nevada, Missouri and Bill available for visiting Marie (Jennings) Lay.
(Woodley) Stenzel. Mary aide, and a greeter at Brewer of Port Charlotte, hours from 10 - 11 a.m. Janice grew up in Lake
Lou was a graduate of the Meijer for several years. Florida; two sisters: Wednesday, May 3 at Orion, Michigan. She
Imlay City High School Mary Lou enjoyed sew- Sharon Morse of Lapeer, Muir Brothers Funeral attended Lake Orion High
Class of 1950. She mar- ing, crocheting, and knit- MI and Betty Voss of Home of Imlay City. School. She married
ried Charles David ting. She has attended all Attica, MI. She also has Please be sure to sign our Claude Charles Burgess
Brewer on June 1, 1953 in of her class reunions. She two grandchildren: Tony online register book at on November 21, 1953 in and David (Sharon)
Lapeer, Michigan. Mary enjoyed participating on Wagner and Greg Brewer. muirbrothersfh.com Lake Orion, Michigan. Burgess of Frankenmuth;
She was preceded in death two sisters: Roberta Tovar
~ Kathryn Kathy Famularo, 66 ~ by her husband, Claude of Waterford, MI and
Charles Burgess on Brenda Lay of IL; and one
Kathryn Kathy Kathy was a home- she could. Her favorite Madison Van Wagner, February 24, 1995. brother: Carroll Lay of
Famularo, age 66, of maker, raising her chil- place in the world was Vincent Guerin, Maxwell Janice retired in 2006 Pontiac; sisters-in-law:
Imlay City, Michigan, died dren. For a period of time, Walt Disney World, watch- Guerin, and Rosalie from St. Joseph West Betty Burgess of Oxford,
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at she was employed as a ing Tinkerbell fly from Guerin. Hospital in Clinton Doris (Oscar) Kunz of
her home. bank teller, a hair dresser, Cinderellas castle. Kathryn was preceded Township after working Luther, Linda Lay of
Kathryn Ann Pittenger and worked at the Latch She is survived by her in death by her parents: 37 years as a Nurses Gladwin. Also surviving
was born May 16, 1950 in Key program for Imlay husband: Vincent Joseph Philip and Doris Pittenger Aide. She had worked are several grandchildren
Lapeer, Michigan. She is City Schools. Famularo, Jr.; three daugh- and her mother and father- several years at the and great-grandchildren.
the daughter of the late She was a member of ters: Carissa Ann in-law: Vincent and Almont Community Janice is preceded in
Philip and the late Doris Sacred Heart Catholic Famularo of Shelby Twp., Lorraine Famularo, Sr. Hospital before moving to death by her husband:
(Yoder) Pittenger. She Church, a supporter of: Anna Marie (Mark) Van The funeral was held St. Josephs West. Janice Claude Burgess; and a
grew up in Almont and is National Multiple Wagner of Lapeer and Friday, April 28, 2017, at enjoyed the exercising brother: Robert Lay.
1968 Almont high school Sclerosis Society, St. Stephanie Lyn (Michael) St. Cornelius Catholic programs at the Lamb- The funeral was held
graduate. Kathy also Judes, The Leukemia Guerin of Imlay City; one Church, 3834 N. Mill St., Steele Senior Center in on Saturday, April 29 at
attended cosmetology Society, and an avid sup- son: Dana Phillip (Shanel) Dryden, MI. Father John Imlay City. St. Pauls Lutheran
school. porter of her childrens Famularo of Imlay City; Doc Ortman officiated. She is survived by Church, 200 N. Cedar St.,
She married Vincent education through the PTA one sister: Diane (Curt) Funeral arrangements three daughters: Claudia Imlay City, with Pastor
Joseph Famularo, Jr. on and class sponsorships. Gnepper of Traverse City; were made by Muir (Robert) Councell of Alan Casillas officiating.
June 19, 1971 in Grosse Kathy was proud of one brother: Neil (Darla) Brothers Funeral Home of Grand Rapids, Cheryl Burial followed in Mt.
Pointe, Michigan. They her family and more than Pittenger of Elkhart, IN; Imlay City. Please be sure (Daniel) Hale of North Pleasant Cemetery,
moved to the Imlay City anything, loved spending and five grandchildren: to sign our online register Branch, and Tamara Dryden.
area in 1977. time with them wherever Natalie Van Wagner, at muirbrothersfh.com (Dudley Simpson) Burgess Please be sure to sign
of Imlay City; two sons: our online register book at
~ Sally R. Mainville, 76 ~ Greg Burgess of Attica muirbrothersfh.com
Sally R. Mainville, age Falling Star Crafts Store in others. 2017 at St. Cornelius
76, of Imlay City died Imlay City for nearly 20 She is survived by her Catholic Church, 3834 N. ~ Linda Ann Reinholz, 68 ~
Friday, April 28, 2017 at years. Sally had worked as husband: Fred Jermie Mill St., Dryden, MI. Fr.
William Beaumont a clerk at the F.B.I. Office Mainville; three daughters: Doc Ortman will officiate. Linda Ann Reinholz
Hospital of Royal Oak, in Detroit; for the USO in Michelle (Joseph) Fouriner A prayer service will (who preferred to be
MI. Sally Ruth Schmock Chicago; as a clerk at Avis of Clinton Twp., Patricia be held 7:00 p.m., May 3, called Princess) of
was born January 18, 1941 Car Rental; and has been a (Raymond) Kujawa of 2017 at Muir Brothers Attica, Michigan, passed
in Ludington, MI. She is clerk at Pincushion Fabric Allenton, and Judith Funeral Home of Imlay into eternal life on Sunday,
the daughter of the late Store in Imlay City for (James) Zwierzynski of City, 225 N. Main Street, April 30, 2017, following
George and the late Evelyn several years. Sally has Swartz Creek; two sons: Imlay City. a short illness. She was
(Rasmusen) Schmock. been a 4-H Leader and she Fred (LeRae) Mainville of The family will be born in Wayne County
Sally grew up in has taught catechism class- Attica, and Edward "Ted" available for visiting hours Michigan to Arnold and
Ludington and was a grad- es at St. Cornelius and Mainville of Chicago; one from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Julia Reinholz on April 21,
uate of Ludington High Sacred Heart Catholic brother: George William May 3 at Muir Brothers 1949. They preceded her
School. She attended one Churches. Sally was very (Maureen) Schmock of Funeral Home of Imlay in death. Her birthday was
year at MSU and one year talented; she played guitar Orange City, FL; she also City, 225 N. Main Street, her favorite day of the
at Muskegon Business and has given lessons, has ten grandchildren: Imlay City and Thursday, year. She counted down
School (studying book- made cut glass art and Courtney, Elizabeth, Mary May 4 from 10-11 a.m. at the days until her birthday
keeping). home construction proj- Paige, Rachel, Henry, St. Cornelius Catholic for months prior to it year-
She married Fred ects, been a member and Samuel, Gabrielle, Allison, Church, 3834 N. Mill St., ly.
Jermie Mainville on artist with Valley Tolle George, and Chloe. Dryden. Many of her early Heart Catholic Church in
August 17, 1963 at Painting Society, and has A Mass of Christian Please be sure to sign adult years were spent in Imlay City, MI. She loved
Ludington, Michigan. sewn and quilted many burial will be held 11:00 our online register book at
the Capac area. Linda working part time at
She was the owner of projects for herself and a.m. Thursday, May 4, muirbrothersfh.com
would explain that Rob Angelic Gardens. She was
and Pam Holihan were her a Beatles savant, and
~ Beverly Smith, 87 ~ Guardians, and she was enjoyed bowling, shop-
their Angel. She was a ping, garage sales, and
Beverly Smith, age Imlay City, MI area in death by her husband, greatly loved member of wearing way too many
87, of Imlay City, 2008. Beverly was pre- Monte Lee Smith, and their extended family and bracelets and necklaces.
Michigan, died Tuesday, ceded in death by her granddaughter, Nicole. will be lovingly missed, Funeral arrangements
April 25, 2017 at home. husband, Monte, on The funeral service especially by the family of are being handled by Muir
Beverly June Biggar January 14, 2015. was held Thursday, April Luis and LeeAnn Velez Brothers of Imlay City.
was born April 16, 1930 She was a homemak- 27, 2017 at Muir where she resided. Visitation is Wednesday,
in Detroit, Michigan. She er, raising her family. Brothers Funeral Home Princess was fun-lov- May 3 from 12:00 p.m.
is the daughter of the late Beverly sold Avon of Imlay City, 225 N. ing and remembered by 1:30 p.m. at Muir Brothers
Reginald and the late Products and was on sev- Main Street, Imlay City,
all. She loved everyone. Funeral Home in Imlay
Mena (Bateman) Biggar. eral bowling leagues. MI. Pastor John
She grew up on the east- Beverly is survived Chippewa officiated. She had many important City, with the funeral fol-
side of Detroit in St. by five sons: Gary Interment followed in life lessons to teach. She lowing at 2:00 p.m. at
Clair Shores. Beverly is a (Cheryl) Smith of Imlay Arcadia Township enriched the lives of fami- Sacred Heart Catholic
1948 graduate of Cass City, Alan (Debra) Smith Cemetery, Lum. ly and friends in many Church, 700 Maple Vista,
Tech High School in of Imlay City, Donald Funeral arrangements ways and always brought Imlay City. Burial will fol-
Detroit, MI. She married (Cheryl) Smith of New were made by Muir a smile to their faces. low at Arcadia Township
Monte Lee Smith on Haven, Kenneth (Kelly) Brothers Funeral Home Please remember her with Cemetery on Lum Road,
August 5, 1949 in Smith of Clinton Twp. Sterling Heights; several of Imlay City. Please be a smile! Lum.
Detroit, Michigan. They and Paul (Darlene) Smith grandchildren; and sever- sure to sign our online Linda attended ARC Please be sure to sign
lived in Tennessee for 20 of Attica; one sister-in- al great-grandchildren. register muirbrothersfh. programs until her recent our online register muir-
years and moved to the law; Patricia Smith of She was preceded in com retirement and also Sacred brothersfh.com.
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Imlay school district approves

creation of 5-acre nature preserve
By Maria Brown plant it in the spring, Heeke shared a photo recap the board approved the
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Gartrell said. of the recent season. proposed 2017-18 school
The board voted unani- the board took action year calendar and added an
IMLAY CITY mously to approve his to approve a new vocal additional day to the cur-
Studying environmental request. music teaching position rent years calendar to
science requires students The new AP class will members gave their compensate for snow days.
getting out into the envi- focus on how humans blessing for volleyball and The last day of the 2016-17
ronment to explore and impact the environment, basketball overnight trips school year will be a full-
study it. To that end, the and how the environment slated for this summer day on Thursday, June 15.
school board has granted impacts humans. Students
teacher Jeff Gartrell and
students permission to cre-
ate an onsite nature pre-
will be tasked with carry-
ing out science practices to
measure pollution in the Polly Ann Trail furdraiser
returns Saturday, June 3
serve. air, water, and soil and
Gartrell, whos taught investigate ways to reduce
biology and chemistry for and eliminate that pollution
20 years, will be the in lab experiments and
instructor for a new field investigations.
Advance Placement In other meeting busi- Organization hopes to qualify
Environmental Science
class thats due to begin in
the board heard from for matching grant from state

Photos by Catherine Minolli

the fall. On April 24 he Middle School students
made a proposal to the Natalie Nowak, Veronica By Tom Wearing finishing the event at
school board, asking to use Johnson and Lisa Granz twearing@pageone-inc.com Drydens Memorial Park.
five acres of school prop- who recently competed in Return shuttle service
erty adjacent to the varsity the Michigan Department TRI-CITYAREA from Dryden to Imlay City
baseball field for the pre- of Transportations Design Get ready to run! Or walk. will be provided by Milnes
David Howell, Chevrolet.
Students will design
and Build Bridge Challenge
in Grand Rapids where Chairman of Friends of the
Polly Ann Trail, has
Grant funds sought
Howell said proceeds
On the job
the habitat and well start they took fourth place. To commemorate national Take Your Child
the school year with mak- the Spartronics robot- announced that the 2017 from this years event will
Polly Ann Trail Run/Walk go toward providing a local to Work Day on Thursday, Times staffer
ing those plans and then ics team and coach Don Denise Kovacik worked with daughter
will take place on Saturday, match for a grant applica-
June 3. The event coin- tion to the Michigan Lindsey and Keil Jorgensen of Woods-N-
cides with National Trail National Resources Trust Water News spent the day with son Ryker on
Day. Fund (MNRT). the job.
The 11th annual 10k Should a grant be
Run/Walk kicks off at 9 awarded to Friends of the
a.m. from the northwest
corner of ImlayCity High
Polly Ann, the funds would
be used for trail develop- Calling all poets!
School and travels west ment, primarily between TRI-CITY AREA The 2017 Yule Love It
along the trail toward Imlay City and Dryden. Lavender Farm Poetry Contest is underway. This
Dryden. If we receive this grant years theme is The Love of Food. The contest is
Check-in starts at 7:45 and the required match, we open to adults, one poem per person. Poetry may be in
a.m. Registration is $25 per will have $400,000 for trail any form, but must be related to food in some way.
person to include an event development, said Howell. There is a 20 line limit, and poems must be printed in
t-shirt. Registration is just It will be the first exten- Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Entries must include
$15 without the t-shirt. sive trail development of name, address, email and phone number on the page
Prizes will be presented the Polly Ann Trail since it with the poem. Deadline for entry is postmarked by
to the top finishers in six was acquired by the state in June 5, 2017. A panel of writers will judge the entries
age groups, including: 19 the spring of 1999. and awards will be granted as follows: First place,
and under, 20-29, 30-39, Those wishing to regis- $150; Second place, $100; Third place, $75. Mail to
40-49, 50-59 and age 60 ter for the Polly Ann Trail Poetry Contest, 960 Yule Road, Leonard, MI 48367.
and over. Run/Walk online may do so Winners will be notified via email by July 4 and the
Participating runners by going to the organiza- winning entries will be published on yuleloveitlaven-
and walkers will take a tions Facebook site or by derfarm.com. Awards will be mailed to the address on
short loop through the Mt. visiting the Friends of the the poem.
Pleasant Cemetery, before Polly Ann Trail website.


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Take Back Day a success

S T. CLAIR friends and family. Nationwide, more than
COUNTY The bi- Americans understand 400 tons of pills were
annual Drug Enforcement that cleaning out old pre- expected to be collected
Administration sponsored scription drugs from med- and incinerated by the
Drug Take Back Day was icine cabinets, kitchen Drug Enforcement
once again a success on drawers, and bedside Administration from more
Saturday, April 29. tables reduces accidents, than 4,200 state, local and
According to St. Clair thefts, and the misuse and tribal law enforcement
County Sheriff Tim abuse of these medicines, agencies.
Donnellon, 154 pounds of including the opioid pain- Once the pills are col-
pills were collected at the killers that accounted for lected, they are transport-
Sheriffs Office and turned 20,808 drug overdos- ed to the DEA office in

File photo
over to the DEA. es78 a dayin 2014 Detroit. Once the DEA
We are proud of our (the most recent statistics collects pills from all
involvement in this effort from the Centers for departments participating, Campbells Local Harvest is a popular fixture at the Imlay City Farmers
and proud of the commu- Disease Control and they are incinerated. Market, which is set to open this Thursday, May 4.
nitys involvement, said Prevention). Eight out of If you missed the event

Its Market time in Imlay

Sheriff Donnellon. 10 new heroin users began and have pills you wish to
We are able to dis- by abusing prescription dispose of properly, you
pose of pills that might painkillers and moved to can bring them to the
otherwise lead to an acci- heroin when they could no Sheriffs Office at 1170
dental overdose by a child, longer obtain or afford Michigan Road in Port
be stolen and sold on the
streets, or end up in our
those painkillers.
This was the 13th time
Huron Township Monday
through Friday from 8:30 Farmers Market to open Thursday & Saturday
drinking water. the Sheriffs Office par- a.m. until 4:30 p.m. We ested in selling baked Factor and Around The
The majority of pre- ticipated in the event. are able to take pills only. By Tom Wearing
twearing@pageone-inc.com goods, fresh eggs, farm- World.
scription drug abusers More than 1300 pounds of Liquids, inhalers, syringes fresh produce or similar Cooking demos
report in surveys that they pills have been collected or patches cannot be local products. As an added bonus, on
get their drugs from over that time. accepted. Kids Day activities the second Saturday of
Imlay City Farmers Market
opens for the 2017 season Graver says that on the each month, the Farmers
tomorrow (Thurs., May 4) first Saturday of every Market teams up with

Almont trash collection from 1-6 p.m.

The traditional down-
town market at the corner
month, the market will host
Kids Day activities,
including the opportunity
Mulefoot Gastropub Chef
Mike Romine, who will
share ideas with market-

day is moving to Friday

of Main and Third streets is for children 12 and under goers while he shops for
expanding from Thursdays- to enroll in the Lil Sprouts fresh ingredients for his
only to include Saturday Club. restaurants cuisine.
hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lil Sprouts members The group will then
Emterra switches pickup days effective May 12 New Market Manager
Sarah Graver sees the
will learn how to grow
their own plants and be
move across the street to
the Mulefoot to watch a
their trash at the curb by 7 tic 30-gallon carts facing Saturday market hours as given seeds to plant in their cooking demonstration.
By Tom Wearing an added benefit to shop- own gardens at home. While there, partici-
twearing@pageone-inc.com a.m. on Fridays in the the street and clearly
pers and a possible boon Graver notes that the pants will be provided one
future. marked with an X.
for vendors. very first Kids Day of the of Romines special recipes
ALMONT Village Containers should not Recycling offered 2017 season arrives on along with a coupon for the
weigh more than 50 pounds Residents may also Calling all vendors
Manager Mike Connors Saturday, May 6, starting at Imlay City Farmers
With the market season
wants to provide a heads- each. Special pickups can leave their recyclables at 9 a.m. Market.
fresh at hand, Graver is
up to residents about a be provided by contacting the curb for collection on Another big day for the Crafts & music, too
putting out another call for
coming change in trash col- the village offices at 810- Fridays. new vendors interested in youngsters arrives on Graver says other spe-
lection services. 798-8528. Items that may be recy- joining a loyal nucleus of Saturday, June 3, when cial days at the market will
Connors says that Materials considered to cled include: newspapers, returning vendors. Imlay City police officers include Crafters and
effective Friday, May 12, be unacceptable include: cardboard, plastic, tin and Listed among the items and firefighters visit the Artisans Day on the third
the villages waste hauler, tires, concrete, fencing, aluminum cans and clear available to Farmers market to help celebrate Thursday of each month.
Emterra Environmental contractor-generated mate- glass. Motor oil, anti-freeze Market shoppers are: fresh Super Hero Day. And on the third
USA, will switch its collec- rials, free liquids such as and cooking oil containers produce, flowers, honey, On that day, Graver Saturday of the month,
tion days from Tuesdays to paints and pesticides, car will not be collected. syrup, essential oils, crafts, says all children attired in a songwriter/songstress
Fridays. parts, car batteries, fluores- Recycling bins are antiques, collectables and superhero shirt or cos- Robyn Marriot will present
To ensure a smooth cent bulbs and appliances available by calling the vil- vintage items; homemade tume will receive a spe- Music at the Market.
transition, Emterra will containing Freon. lage office. bread, jams and much cial surprise. Interested vendors or
pick up trash and recycling Yard waste will also be For questions or more more. She adds that future those with questions about
items on Tuesday, May 9 collected on Fridays, start- information, call the As always, the market activities for Lil Sprouts the market may call Market
and again on Friday, May ing May 12 through Almont Village Offices at will continue to welcome members will feature Manager Sarah Graver at
12. November 25. Yard waste 810-798-8528 or call any new vendors, says theme-based programs 810-724-2135, or email to:
After that date, Connors must be placed in brown Emterra toll free at 1-877- Graver. Were always such as Stars and Stripes, ddapromotions@imlaycity.
advises residents to have yard waste bags, or in plas- 609-6753. looking for people inter- Bugs and Butterflies, Fear org.

Dispatch log...
Editors note: The fol- 01:14 Suspicious 15:10 Citizen Assist Amherst Ln. for defective hol level in his system. animals at large in the
lowing is a compilation of Circumstance (100 block (300 block E. Third St.) equipment. The male was 500 block of Evans Rd. in
activity and reports from N. Main St.) 20:23 Alarm (300 found to be Operating In Lapeer County: Attica Twp.
area police departments: 05:10 Medical Assist block E. First St.) While Intoxicated and was Complaints handled by April 28
(200 block W. Second St.) 23:11 Citizen Assist arrested. The male was the Lapeer County Sheriffs alarms in the 2600
In Imlay City: 12:00 Parking (1800 block Hickory Ln.) lodged at the Lapeer County Department block of S. Van Dyke Rd. in
April 24 Enforcement (Engle St.) Multiple Traffic Stops Jail. Officer Jordan April 25 Imlay Twp.
10:36 Suspicious 13:38 Welfare Check throughout the day Kosinski made the arrest. 911 hangup in the 7600 vehicle theft in the 60
Person (300 block E. Capac (500 block Townsend Dr.) April 30 On April 30, a 26 year- block of Church Rd. in block of S. Lake Pleasant
Rd.) 18:34 Private Property 04:38 Alarm (2100 old female from Attica was Imlay Twp. Rd. in Attica Twp.
15:40 Fire Alarm- Damage Accident (600 block S. Almont Ave.) stopped on Van Dyke Rd. larceny in the 800 welfare check in the
Cancelled (1900 block S. block N. Cedar St.) 07:30 Alarm (2100 near Tubsprings Rd. for block of Five Lakes Rd. in 3600 block of Chestnut
Cedar St.) 22:51 Roadway block S. Almont Ave.) speeding. The female was Attica Twp. Lane in Dryden village.
17:16 Larceny (1900 Hazard (S. Cedar St./ 14:43 Citizen Assist found to be Operating property damage acci- April 29
block Shagbark Ln.) Newark Rd.) (200 block E. Third St.) While Intoxicated and was dent on Imlay City Rd. in assist other law
20:02 Welfare Check Multiple Traffic Stops 14:50 Property
arrested. The female was Attica Twp. enforcement agency in the
(1800 block Hickory Ln.) throughout the day Damage Accident (N. lodged at the Lapeer County April 26 3400 block of S. Van Dyke
Multiple Traffic Stops April 29 Cedar St./E. Third St.) Jail. Officer Jordan citizen assist on N. Van in Almont Twp.
throughout the day 00:46 Parking 18:03 Peace Officer Kosinski made the arrest. Dyke in Goodland Twp. noise complaint in the
April 25 Enforcement (City Wide) (600 block S. Almont Ave.) On April 30, a con- alarms in the 700 block 2100 block of Mitchell
02:56 Suspicious 04:39 Alarm (300 20:40 Suspicious cerned citizen called 911 to of N. Lake George Rd. in Lake Rd. in Attica Twp.
Vehicle (Newark Rd./ block E. First St.) Person (100 block W. Fifth report that a male was Attica Twp. suspicious circum-
Winslow Rd.) 05:09 Assist Almont St.) slumped over the wheel property damage acci- stance in the 4300 block of
07:29 Medical Assist PD with Domestic Dispute 22:20 Subpoena in a vehicle, in the parking dent in the 4100 block of Peppermill Rd. in Attica
(700 block Metcalf St.) (3400 block S. Van Dyke Delivered (1900 block lot of the Speedy-Q. Officer Newark Rd. in Attica Twp. Twp.
14:46 Animal Problem Rd.) Shagbark Ln.) Best responded and peace officer duties in April 30
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) 10:53 Property 22:31 Motorist Assist observed the male passed the 2400 block of Longhorn suspicious circum-
16:43 Road Hazard/ Damage Accident (1800 (100 block Bancroft St.) out with the vehicle still in Trail in Attica Twp. stances on S. Lake Pleasant
Construction Traffic (N. block S. Cedar St.) Multiple Traffic Stops drive. The male, a 35 year April 27 Rd. in Attica Twp.
Cedar St./E. Capac Rd.) 12:17 Suspicious throughout the day old male from Port Huron parking complaint in assault and battery in
18:34 Citizen Assist Vehicle (Newark Rd./S. was arrested for Operating the 1800 block of Five the 3400 block of S. Van
(200 block E. Third St.) Cedar Rd.) In Almont: While Intoxicated. The Lakes Rd. in Attica Twp. Dyke in Almont Twp.
Multiple Traffic Stops 14:30 Property On April 28, a 29 year- male had to be transported assault and battery in property damage acci-
throughout the day Damage Accident (1800 old male from Almont was to McLaren Hospital in the 4800 block of Lum Rd. dent on S. Van Dyke Rd. in
April 28 block S. Cedar St.) stopped on Main St. near Lapeer due to a high alco- in Attica Twp. Imlay Twp.

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Rural Lifestyles

In the spring birding spirit

o theres plenty of our feeder, stopped at the distance
ers in winter but they pre-
other things to see suet and seemed quite depends fer to dine on insects, nuts
outside my window entertained by the antics of solely on and fruit. This might be
this time of year, like love- our resident population. It where food why Ive never seen this
ly daffodils, tulips and hung around for a few sources are. bird before, but its declin-
soon to be blooming lilacs, hours. The Cornell Lab of According ing population could be a
but Im keeping an eye on Ornithology says this bird to Cornells factor too. According to
my feathered friends too. is commonly referred to as map, theyre Cornell scientists, the red-
Theyre still feasting on a flying checkerboard, considered headed woodpecker is con-
seed, gathering nesting and I can see why. It is Brown year round sidered Near Threatened
materials and there are very distinctly color residents of since their numbers have
those travelers, stopping blocked in red, white and southern dropped an estimated 70
for a bit on their spring black, unlike most birds Michigan and choose the percent since 1966. This is

Photo by Maria Brown

migration. that have some kind of Thumb and northern attributed to fewer nut
On a Monday morning striped or speckled feath- regions for summer breed- trees and fewer dead trees
last month, a flash of red ers. Theyre considered ing. in which to build nests.
caught my eye. A red- partial migrants who head The red-headed wood- Those birds that seem
headed woodpecker visited south in winter, but that pecker will visit suet feed- almost tame are a treat too.
Chickadees are famous for Red-headed woodpeckers are referred to as
that. They dont have any flying checkerboards for their color-blocked
qualms about stopping at a markings.
feeder, bird bath or tree
even when humans are sparrows that contrasts seed of trees like oak,
nearby. A few white- with bright white and apple and maple. Once
breasted nuthatches are black stripes on its head theres more vegetation,
pretty friendly too...perch- along with vibrant yellow they choose grass and
ing just above a feeder loresthat spot above weed seed including rag-
while I fill it. Last week, a their eyes. weed and get a bit of pro-
sparrow happily searched Interestingly, these tein from wasps, stinkbugs,
for seed in the grass as I birds dont mind spending spiders and snails.
approached with my cam- time on solid ground, the Soon, some more
era. Turns out it was a Cornell experts say. They flashy visitors should be
white-throated sparrow are considered ground for- appearing like Baltimore
Photo by Maria Brown

likely fueling up for the agers and typically build orioles (saw one Tuesday
next leg of its journey to nests on or near the morning!) and humming-
this species summer ground. That may explain birds and the view outside
breeding grounds in its tolerance of me. the window will stay inter-
Canada. Besides seed from esting!
A somewhat rarity among birds, White-throated Sparrows prefer to eat Its rather striking in feeders, white-throated Contact Maria at
and nest on the ground. They have striking black, white and yellow mark- appearance with the some- sparrows like to dine on mbrown@pageone-inc.
ings on their head. what drab body of most the buds, blossoms and com.

Tick season is here

TRI-CITY AREA expanding into new areas
State sees $12 million
honey crop in 2016
The Michigan Department across the Lower Peninsula. ACROSS MICHIGAN The states honey pro-
of Health and Human In 2016, there were 221 duction for 2016 totaled 5.34 million pounds, up two
Services (MDHHS) is human cases of Lyme dis- percent from 2015. This estimate included honey from
encouraging Michigan resi- ease reported, and approxi- producers with five or more colonies. Nationally,
dents to protect themselves mately two out of three Michigan ranked eighth in honey production in 2016,
from ticks as the warm cases reported exposure in maintaining that ranking from 2015. Yields from the
weather approaches. Tick- Michigan. states 89,000 colonies averaged 60 pounds in 2016, a
Photo by State of Michigan

borne diseases, and particu- With the expansion of two pound increase from the prior year.
larly Lyme disease, are blacklegged ticks into new Michigans average honey prices were down 19
expanding across the state. areas in Michigan, the most cents compared to 2015, standing at $2.25 per pound.
Although ticks can important way to protect Overall value of production was six percent lower,
cause multiple illnesses, against Lyme disease is to totaling $12 million.
Lyme disease is the most prevent tick bites, said Dr. Nationally, honey production saw a three percent
commonly reported tick- Eden Wells, Chief Medical The blacklegged tick) adult female, adult male, increase in 2016.
borne disease in Michigan. Executive of the MDHHS. nymph, and larva on a centimeter scale.
Lyme disease is caused by
the bacterium Borrelia
If you find a tick attached
to your body, promptly disease and other tick- and leaf litter at trail edges. Land in farms
burgdorferi and is transmit- remove it. Monitor your
remains unchanged
borne diseases by using the Protect your pets too!
ted by the blacklegged/deer health and if you experi- following tips to prevent Dogs and cats can come
tick. ence fever, rash, muscle or tick bites: into contact with ticks out-
The blacklegged tick is joint aches, or other symp- Avoiding doors and bring them into ACROSS MICHIGAN As the calendar turned

Michigans western Upper
in toms, consult with your
medical provider.
tick-infested areas
Walk in the center of
the home, so using tick pre-
vention products on pets is
to 2017, there were 100 fewer farms in the state.
Thats according to the United States Department of

and Lower Peninsulas. People can protect trails to avoid contact with also recommended. Agricultures National Agricultural Statistics Service,
However, the ticks are themselves against Lyme overgrown grass, brush, Using insect repellent Great Lakes Region, who reports that Michigan is
Apply repellent con- now home to 51,400 operations as compared to

taining DEET (20-30 per- 51,500 one year ago. Despite that loss, the amount of
NOW A PROUD DEALER OF cent) or Picaridin on
exposed skin.
land in farms9.95 million acresis unchanged from
2015. The average farm size actually ticked up slight-


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thrin directly on skin.
25,500fall within the smallest economic sales class,
generating less than $10,000 worth of agricultural
Always follow the products a year.
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when applying any repel-
Performing daily
tick checks Weather For the week of
Always check for ticks
on yourself and your ani-
mals after being outdoors, April 25-May 1
even in your own yard.
Inspect all body sur- Lapeer station Emmett station
faces carefully, and remove
attached ticks with twee-
Minimum temp. Minimum temp.
How to remove a tick:
39 on Sunday, 30th 39.3 on Sat., 29th
Model: 2555 Model: eMAX 22
Grasp the tick firmly and as Maximum temp. Maximum temp.
closely to the skin as pos-
sible. With a steady motion, 78.8 on Wed., 26th 76 on Wed., 26th
pull the ticks body away
Model: 2555 Model: eMAX 22 from the skin. Cleanse the Rainfall Rainfall
area with an antiseptic.
Bathing or .95 inches .91 inches
Bathe or shower as Growing Degree Days Growing Degree Days
soon as possible after com-
ing indoors (preferably for corn development: for corn development:
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From our farm to your farm

Almont farmers team up for hay, supply convoy to Oklahoma
By Maria Brown and others from the Tri- wire, fence posts, salt card.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com City area loaded up trucks blocks, vet supplies and Berger didnt just orga-
and headed southwest to bottled water for the volun- nize their triphe helped
TRI-CITY AREA the Oklahoma Panhandle teers helping replace fenc- coordinate pickups and
Its been close to two and the tiny town of ing, Ziehm said. deliveries for 20 loads in
months since wildfires Knowles. Ziehm, a hay farmer all. Ziehm said that eventu-
swept through the southern They were part of a 40 himself, credits his onetime ally Berger was receiving
Plains but that hasnt damp- truck convoy that included employee Zack Berger for phone calls from ranchers
ened the giving spirit of drivers from Richmond, making it all happen. He directly and, in the end,
local farmers and residents Durand and lots of places got started with help from much of their delivery was
who want to help ranchers in between. The group set his current employer, brought directly to farm
out west recover. off on Friday, April 7 with Adamo Demolition, who and ranch operations where
Last month, Almont most returning on April 10. pledged the use of one of the help is still greatly

Photo by Rick Ziehm

Twp. farmer Rick Ziehm We had hay, barbed their trucks, plus a fuel needed.
One operation was
three days away from run-
ning out of feed, Ziehm
In addition to the neces- Gaylord Redemer holds a card made by
sities, this Michigan con- Michigan 4-H kids while his daughter, Gayla,
voy sought to deliver hope displays a sign given by the Knust family.
too. They distributed cards
handmade by local 4-H The people and com- Farms, Esper Farms, Mark
members and one rancher munities impacted with the Falker Dairy, Prototype
was the recipient of an fires are extremely grateful Cast Mfg., Almont/Dryden
American flag that had for the help. When they Veterinary Clinic, Animart
flown over the World Trade pulled into a Dodge City, LLC and many other
Center site. Kansas, gas station to fuel southeast Michigan farm-
He got a little choked up a local resident, who ers, plus the dozens of peo-
up over that, Ziehm said her brothers farming ple who made monetary
recalled. operation was impacted by donations.
Photo provided

Almonts Kathleen the blaze, covered the bill. In early March, a series
Knust gifted a special sign Ziehm said organizers of wildfires destroyed more
to Gaylor Redemer that are equally grateful to local than two million acres in
Locals (far left) Diane Caldwell, Cris Redemer and rancher Gaylord read From the ashes you businesses and individuals Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas
Redemer (left front) join convoy members (back) Rick Ziehm, Mike will rise. From our farm to who contributed to the and Colorado, killing seven
Braidwood, David Knust, Zack Berger, Jessica Knust, (front) Susan yours, let the growing cause too, including Novak people and thousands of
Knust and Kathleen Knust. begin. Supply, George VanHoutte livestock.

Capping it off with a bench

Orchard Primary kids seek help with creative recycling project
By Catherine Minolli Almont Schools art teach- bage sacks full of plastic erated a lot of...well...caps.
cminolli@pageone-inc.com ersays the ABC program caps to make the goal of We have quite a lot of
was the creation of school enough caps for an outdoor caps here right now, she
ALMONT What do children who entered a bench, which will be placed grins. Nobody thought
you see when you look at a nationwide academic com- in the schools outdoor about who was going to
lid from a peanut butter jar? petition focused on com- learning center, she says. store them while they were
A milk jug cap? The lid on munity problem solving. Theyre close to reach- being collected, so its not
your butter container? The topic was recycling, ing their goal, Eschenburg unusual to see a huge pile
If you answered a and teachers now look to says, and theyre hoping of caps outside of every

Photo provided
bench, you win the prize. ABC as another way to residents can help push the classroom door ready to be
Orchard Primary stu- teach children about caring project over the top. picked up.
dents are asking residents for the earth and going We are asking the The deadline to reach
to see all of the possibilities green. public to save any hard the goal of 800 pounds of Orchard Primary School students collect plas-
in A Bench for Caps The caps are collected plastic caps and give them plastic caps is May 19. tic caps for ABC project. Theyre hoping resi-
(ABC) drive theyre con- and then melted down into to an Orchard Primary stu- Miller says that equates to dents will help by donating caps.
ducting. The project is picnic tables, benches and dent or drop them off at the about 23 large trash bags
being supported by the trash containers for outdoor school office, she says. full. (ketchup, mustard), spout food containers and or soap
John Crawford Chapter of use by an Indiana company. She and other DAR Acceptable caps and caps (mustard) and caps or lotion pumps.
the Daughters of the Its a big undertaking members will transport lids for the ABC project with the recycle numbers of For more information
American Revolution as thousands of caps are them to Indiana for conver- include caps from medicine 2, 4 or 5 on them. call Orchard Primary
(DAR), who hope to help needed to make a single sion into a bench. bottles, milk jugs, deter- They wont accept any School at 810-798-7019 or
the students learn the bench, Eschenburg says. The project has gener- gents, hair spray, toothpaste type of metal or trash, drink Kathy Eschenburg at 810-
importance of recycling. The Orchard Primary ated a lot of excitement at or ointment tubes, deodor- bottles, plastic Ziploc or 798-8242. Orchard Primary
DAR member Kathy students have worked hard the school, says secretary ant, drink bottles, spray grocery bags, trigger spray- School is located at 4664
Eschenburga retired to collect over 18 large gar- Tracey Miller. Its also gen- paint and flip-top caps ers, fast food drink lids, Kidder Road in Almont.

Dryden students embrace outdoor class adventure

By Maria Brown global warming and what Inside the center, stu-
mbrown@pageone-inc.com it could mean for the Great dents worked in teams on
Lakes, specifically look- a variety of activities.
DRYDEN TWP. ing at how there might be Together they were skull
Sixth graders from Dryden more or less of certain detectives, considering
Elementary School had things, Schweickert said. how animals have adapted
the privilege of watching Ecosystems are the over the years; did some
Seven Ponds spring to life cornerstone of sixth grade role playing as coyotes
last month when they science education, looking for food sources
spent five days exploring Schweickert noted, so the and delved into those hur-
the nearby nature center as Dryden visitors made it a dles-tall buildings, glass,
part of Annies Big Nature point to visit each of the bright lights and cats-
Lesson. distinct habitats at Seven migrating birds face.
Teachers Kathleen Ponds. On Wednesday, Annies Big Nature
Schweickert and Kyrie they spent their outdoor Lesson is a program
Howell, along with Seven journaling time in the cen- founded in 2002 in memo-
Photo by Seven Ponds

Ponds naturalists, had stu- ters Earls Prarie. ry of Ann Mason, a

dents diving into nature Giving students quiet ClintonCounty resident.
subjects big and small, time each day to observe The program awards
from the diversity of local their surroundings and grants to nature centers,
ecosystems to the poten- journal their findings, with like Seven Ponds. Four
tial impact of global the help of a prompt from County Community Dryden Elementary School sixth graders spent one week exploring
warming. teachers, was a daily Foundation also helps Seven Ponds Nature Center as part of the Annies Big Nature Lesson
We talked about occurrence. support this effort. program.

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Motivation + hard work = success

Award winning athlete returns to Imlay City for ACES Day nursing, Halsted says.
One student that Imet
Imlay City stresses the
importance of being a stu-
By Catherine Minolli students to follow their guest invited by Health/ accomplishments while a while running with the 6th dent athlete at a young
cminolli@pageone-inc.com dreams as part of the annu- Phys Ed teacher Greg student herself, Halsted graders said to me so you age.
al ACES Day at the school. Prendergast. Every year was the track and field are smart because you are a Halsted says part of her
IMLAY CITY An acronym for All Prendergast chooses an coach at the middle school nurse but also athletic message is one of belief
When it comes to walking Children Exercising Imlay City alumnus who in 2009 and 2010. She says because your name is in the in self and in ones own
the walkor perhaps more Simultaneously, ACES Day has modeled a healthy, pro- returning to speak to youths showcase at the high school capabilities.
aptly put running the run, encourages youths to get up ductive lifestyle to share about her life is a gift. so many times. I stress to the students
Ashley (Jager) Halsted and get moving for good their story to motivate stu- Im grateful to be able When she said that, how to say no to the you
leads the pack. mental and physical health. dents. to share two of my passions Iknew she had been listen-
The 2004 Imlay City Halsted was the special Along with all of her in lifetrack and field and ing, Halsted continues. Success page 17-A
High School graduate still
holds four track and field
records at the school. That
number is doubled when it
comes to being named an
All State Athlete in track
and field as well.
All of that success
didnt stop when she gradu-
ated. Halsted went on to
earn a number of honors
and recognition as a varsity
athlete in track and field at
Grand Valley State
University, where she
earned the Track and Field
Work Horse Award in 2006
and 2007. At the same time,
Ashley earned a Bachelors
degree in Health Science
and went on to earn a nurs-
ing degree at Saginaw
Valley State University

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Currently employed as
a labor and delivery RN
and Clinical Nursing
Instructor for SVSU,
Halsted took time out of
her busy schedule to inspire A standout in high school and college, registered nurse Ashley (Jager) Halsted returned to Imlay City Middle School to moti-
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Success: Returns to
Imlay for ACES Day
from page 16-A work hard on that level to
prove to herself and every-
cant do that, just quit atti- one else that she had what it
tude and find that inner took to be successful.
motivation and drive to Being successful on
believe in yourself to the collegiate level took
achieve your dreams and hard work and also an inner
goals, she says. Going drive to achieve my goals,
from being a top athlete in she says. I suppose thats
high school in a small town why my coaches awarded
to a Division IIteam where me with the Work Horse

Photo by Catherine Minolli

everyone was the top in Award two years in a row.
Halsteds story reflects
Find that inner that self-motivation and
motivation and hard work can go a long
drive to believe way in all aspects of life. Ashley (Jager) Halsted
It can apply to sports,
in yourself to finishing that art project, or groundwork for a healthy
achieve your
dreams and
perfecting your band solo,
she says. And beyond high
Its good to remind Declaration Day!
school it can take you far in kids to get outside, get
goals. pursuing your education moving, and get involved Imlay City High School staffer Julie Berry assists seniors Anna Ross
their school was quite an with extra curricular activi- and Layne Price solidify their future plans in writing on Declaration
and career/profession.
adjustment and an eye- ties, she says. You can Day at the high school. Ross is off to the U.S. Army and Price will
She says fostering an
opening experience. accomplish anything if you attend Lawrence Tech in the fall. Along with announcing their inten-
appreciation for exercise
Halsted says she had to set your mind to it. tions, participating seniors celebrated with gifts and cupcakes.
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Shock and Awe-sum finishes strong

Editors note: Special having built so many
thanks to Rachel amazing robots. I remem-
Tietschert, a student mem- ber the Dutch team 4481
ber of Almonts FIRST (Team Rembrandts) was
Robotics Team Shock and really kind and fun to talk
Awe-sum #4961 for writ- to. They painted the Dutch
ing the following article. flag on my face!
Thursday kicked off
ALMONT The with the first half of the
2017 robotics season has qualification matches and
been an exciting one for an exciting opening cere-
Shock and Awe-sum and mony with speakers from
finished with the St. Louis Monsanto, National
World competition. Instruments, the US Air
The World Force, and Qualcomm.
Championship is the high- The ceremony also fea-
est and most exciting com- tured an amazing perfor-
petition, drawing teams mance by Japanese dancer
from all over the world. Kenichi Ebina.
This year, the St. Louis Qualification matches
event included the top began in six different divi-
FIRST Robotics teams sions: Carson, Daly, Curie,
from the U.S., France, Darwin, Tesla, and

Photo provided
Canada, Taiwan, and the Archimedes. Each division
Netherlands. had 67-68 teams and held
On April 26, Team 114 matches. Team Shock
4961 students, parents, and and Awe-sum played in the Almont FIRST Robotics Team Shock and Awe-sum members are (front) Max Kornak, Jenna Sutter,
mentors departed for St. Carson division against 67 Loren Pia, Kayla Pia, Crystal Rayl, Bella Albers, Rachel Tietschert, Hanna Szydlowski; (2nd row,
Louis, ready for action. other teams from all over kneeling) Hunter Dancey, Martin Wigley, Chris Owen, Ian Urbanek; (3rd row) Megan Staley, Audrey
Throughout the competi- the U.S. and teams from Schapman, Megan Grubbe, Brianne Gryspeerd, AJ Trombley, Kevin Heim, Andrew Gryspeerd (back
tion, they had the opportu- Canada and Taipei, row) Logen Staley, Patrick Henry, Brandon Kuhn, Dale Szydlowski, Freddy Thompson, Danny
nity to meet students from Taiwan. Lehman, Darian Ott, Coach Dave Staley, Coach Jason Weaver. Not pictured: Tom Shiner, Zoe
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Czape, Gall post pitching gems

Cardinal pitchers throw a perfect game and no hitter for wins on the road
By Kevin Kissane rolled to a DelCampo (three singles) record. He In the nightcap, Gall (a double), Vince
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 15-2 win plus Jared Czape, Brady threw a Dryden made Mayville Angel, Brady Czape,
against Czape and Evan Pocius perfect absorb a 15-0 loss. Ethan Rozanski, Riley and
DRYDEN Dryden Mayville. (two singles each) led game over DelCampo (a single, a Pocius (a single each)
knocked off host Mayville Hunter Dryden at the plate. They five double and an inside the reach the hitting column.
twice in North Central Gall (a were backed by Sean innings park homer) and Jared Gall was the winning
Thumb League varsity single, Riley and Justin Knox (a and struck Czape (a single and a Dryden pitcher. He gave
baseball doubleheader on double and single apiece). out six double) posted Drydens up no hits over four
Monday, April 24. a triple), Jared Czape was along the best offensive numbers. innings, struck out nine
In the opener, Dryden John Czape Drydens pitcher of Gall way. The Cardinals also had and walked none.

Dryden, Imlay Almont defeats

excel at meet
Sliman breaks 37 year old Capac on road
long jump school record Raiders win doubleheader
By Kevin Kissane jump, 4 feet 10 inches;
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Rachel Vallad, discus, 87 By Kevin Kissane plus Zach Filinger, Daniel
feet 1/4 inch; and Hannah Tri-City Times Sports Editor DeBlauwe, Justin Terzich
TRI-CITY AREA Weiss, 100 hurdles, 18.72 and Mitch Proper (a single
The Dryden and Imlay seconds; furnished TRI-CITY AREA each) reach the hitting col-
City girls track squads Drydens seconds. Almont picked up a pair of umn.
collected six placewinning Jodie Adams, 300- wins against host Capac in Pica and Ecker shared
performances each, meter hurdles, 50.41 sec- a Blue Water Area the pitching responsibili-
Almont supplied four and onds; added a third to Conference varsity base- ties for Almont. They
Capac managed two last Drydens cause. ball doubleheader on allowed two total hits,
Friday at the Lapeer Carly Livingston, pole Tuesday, April 25. struck out eight and
County Meet. vault, 10 feet 6 inches; led In the opener, Almont walked two en route.
North Branch High Imlay City with a first. picked up a 7-1 victory Cody Harris and
School hosted the meet Robin LeFevere, long over Capac. Dakota Brecht (a single
where no team scores were jump, 14 feet 10 inches; Brendan Ecker and apiece) had Capacs base
kept. gave Imlay City a second. James Mitchell led Almont hits.
Mia Sliman headlined Sophia Rosillo, shot with a pair of singles In the second game,
for Dryden that day, win- put (28 feet 5 inches) and apiece. The Raiders also
ning the long jump with a discus (85 feet 10 inches; had Nick Pica (a double) Almont page 4-B
Photo by Kevin Kissane

school record-setting effort collected Imlay Citys

of 15 feet 1 1/2 inches. individual event thirds.
Her performance improved The Imlay City 400
on the former standard of and 800 relays of Robin
15 feet 1 1/4 inches set by LeFevere, Jillian
Jean Warnos in 1980. Mia Sliman, of Dryden, won the long jump with
Kelli Schenkel, high Excel page 4-B a school record at the Lapeer County Meet.

Spartans impressive at meet

Imlay City runs away with 15 medals in North Branch
By Kevin Kissane 14 feet 2 inches; Ryan Dalton Lansky, high 11.98 seconds; Galbraith,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Johnson, discus, 145 feet 2 jump, 5 feet 6 inches; and 200 dash, 23.54 seconds;
inches; plus Jacob Swartz, Reintjes, long jump, 19 and Bertram, 400-meter
TRI-CITY AREA 1600 (4:52.02) and 3200 feet 2 1/4 inches; provided dash, 56.24 seconds; gen-
The Imlay City boys track (10:54.25) runs; led Imlay Imlay Citys individual erated Imlay Citys indi-
team furnished 15 place- City with firsts. event seconds. vidual event thirds.
winning efforts, Almont The Imlay City 1600 The Imlay City 400 An 800 relay lineup of
generated eight, Capac (David Hart, Breydon relay of Marc Allison, Allison, Bertram, Forti and
managed two and Dryden Andrez, Noah Galbraith Breydon Andrez, Jack Sich ranked third as well.
wound up with one last and Riley Bertram) and Forti and Cody Sich They were timed in
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Friday at the Lapeer 3200-meter (Richard wound up second as well. 1:37.65.

County Meet. Mukholi, David Hart, Jon They stopped the watch at Alec Giles, high jump
North Branch High Louwsma and Swartz) 46.65 seconds. (5 feet 10 inches) along
School hosted the meet relays also prevailed. Sich, long jump, 17 with the 110 (16.15 sec-
where no team scores were They were timed in feet 1 inch; Johnson, shot onds) and 300-meter
kept. 3:43.55 and 9:08.1, respec- put, 40 feet 2 1/4 inches; Brendan Ecker, of Almont, delivers a pitch to
TJ Reintjes, pole vault, tively. Forti, 100-meter dash, Spartans page 4-B home plate in a twinbill versus Capac.

Raiders notch home

Imlay Citys
TJ Reintjes
competes in
the pole vault

victories over Chiefs

Friday at the
County Meet
in North
Branch. By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Almont downed visiting
Capac, 9-7 and 9-2, in a
Blue Water Area
Conference varsity soft-
ball doubleheader on
Tuesday, April 25.
In the opener, Almont
finished with 10 base hits.
Jaclyn Hellebuyck and
Katelyn Proper (a single
and a double each) along
with Paige Walton (a pair
of singles) led Almont at
the plate. The Raiders
also had Veronica Watson
(an over the fence homer)
along with Gillian
Nichols, Sydney Marrone
and Alex Winslow (a sin-
gle apiece) reach the hit-
ting column. Almont pitcher
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Watson was the win- Veronica Watson

ning Almont pitcher. She throws a strike to home
plate in a BWAC clash
Raiders page 4-B with Capac.
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Tennis Soccer
Stoldt, of Dryden rolls
Imlay City,
returns a past Sandusky
shot dur-
ing her By Kevin Kissane
teams Tri-City Times Sports Editor
match ver- DRYDEN Dryden
sus Almont earned an 8-0 win at visit-
last week. ing Sanduskys expense in
a non-league girls soccer
encounter Monday after-

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Natalie Poirier and
Kaylin Norman led Dryden
with three goals apiece.
Jackie Perry and Haylee

Almont gives Imlay City a 6-2 loss

Wolle tacked on a goal
each for the Cardinals.
Ally Sobek, Jordan
Peters, Lexi Seitz and
By Kevin Kissane Summer Stoldt at second Sam Justice and Brianne Maria Ryan added strong
Tri-City Times Sports Editor singles; Nadia Manko Gryspeerd posted a 6-1, 6-0 defensive performances,
picked up a 6-0, 6-0 third win over Lisa Wendorff and according to Dryden Coach
ALMONT Almont flight victory over Mercedes Joelle Jones at second dou- John Burke.
handed Imlay City a 6-2 Love; and Paige Hunger bles; Marlee Kinner and Kelsey Hempstead
setback in a Blue Water dropped a 2-6, 3-6 verdict to Kara Feys netted a 6-0, 6-0 went the distance in net for

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Area Conference girls ten- Hailey Campbell at fourth third flight victory against Dryden. She was credited
nis encounter on Tuesday, doubles. Carmen Gonzalez and Maria with five saves.
April 25. As far as doubles play Martinez; plus Emily Maust
In individual action, was concerned, Elizabeth and Ashley Jellison obtained
Maria Bussone fell by a 1-6, Kerby and Sarah Stroup reg- a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over
1-6 top flight count to Grace istered a 6-1, 6-2 top flight Megan Tietz and Amayia Almonts Caroline Tormala (L) battles a Yale
Whitney; Olivia Bussone triumph against Kendra Shimmons at fourth dou- foe for a loose ball in Mondays matchup.

earned a 7-5, 6-1 win against Blount and Sarah Evans; bles.

Almont turns back Marine City, 8-0 $

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ALMONT Almont netted an 8-0
win against visiting Marine City in a non- 6-0 loss in a Blue Water apiece to Almonts cause.
BEST-IN-CLASS Area Conference girls Aliyah Cremeans was

conference girls tennis clash last Thursday
afternoon. Lexi Seitz, of Dryden, soccer meeting Monday the winning Almont goal-
With the outcome, Almont improves to controls a pass in a afternoon. keeper. She finished with
2-1-1 overall. match last week. With the result, Almont two saves.
moves to 4-3-1 and 4-1-1.
In individual action, Maria Bussone
secured a 6-1, 6-0 top flight victory; Olivia POWERTRAIN Dryden falls to** Alayna Panduren led
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received a goal each from by Yale at home
6-2, 6-0 victory at fourth singles. DRYDEN Dryden Kirsten Schapman, CAPAC Capac fell
As far as doubles play was concerned, fell by a narrow 2-0 count 5-1 to visiting Yale in a
Imlay City drops
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Elizabeth Kerby and Sarah Stroup notched to visiting Marlette in a Blue Water Area
a 6-0, 6-0 top flight triumph; Sam Justice girls soccer confrontation Conference girls soccer
and Victoria Salazar claimed a 6-1, 6-0 win
at second doubles; Marlee Kinner and Kara
last Wednesday.
Neither side would BWAC clash encounter last Wednesday
Feys posted a 6-4, 6-0 third flight victory; collect a goal during the IMLAY CITY Brooke Miller supplied
Almonts Nadia Manko hits a plus Emily Maust and Ashley Jellison gar- opening 40 minutes of Imlay City wound up on the lone Capac goal.
forehand shot versus Imlay City. nered a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at fourth doubles. action. the losing side of a 2-1 Ashley Slank handled
Marlette then out- outcome to host Cros-Lex the goalkeeping chores for
scored Dryden 2-0 from in a Blue Water Area Capac that day. Slank
that point on, pulling out a Conference girls soccer wound up with six saves.
2-0 victory. meeting last Wednesday
Kelsey Hempstead afternoon.
Almont on short
300 off 1 went the distance in net for Kaylee Rucker collect-
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Dryden gains wins Imlay City drops

twinbill at Algonac
over North Huron By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
City with a pair of base
hits during the opener.
Dawson Klein, Andrew
By Kevin Kissane They allowed seven total
Tri-City Times Sports Editor hits, struck out 12 and IMLAY CITY The Nadrowski, Luke Forti and
issued two walks along the Imlay City varsity baseball Austin Hopkins added one
DRYDEN Dryden way. team dropped a pair of hit each to the Spartans
outscored visiting North In the nightcap, Dryden outcomes to host Algonac cause.
Huron by a combined 23-6 notched a 16-3 victory over in a Blue Water Area In the second contest,
count en route to a double- North Huron. Conference doubleheader Algonac pulled out a 3-0
header sweep in varsity Pocius potent hitting on Tuesday, April 25. victory over Imlay City.
baseball action last propelled Dryden to the tri- In the opener, Algonac Brandon Rugenstein
Thursday. umph there. He finished obtained a 14-4 win against and Barker paced Imlay
In the opener, Dryden with three singles and a Imlay City. Citys offensive attack
earned a 7-2 win at North pair of doubles. The Beau Barker led Imlay with one hit apiece.
Hurons expense.
Capac trounces Everest
Cardinals also had
John DelCampo led DelCampo (a single and a
Drydens offensive attack triple), Ethan Hyatt (a sin-
with three singles. He was gle and a double), Knox (a CAPAC Capac gles. Jaykob Sawyers (a
backed by Ethan Rozanski double) plus Cameron trounced Clarkston Everest double) along with

Photo by Kevin Kissane

(a pair of singles) along Theobald and Gall (a single Collegiate, 14-3, in a non- Benjamin Geliske, Brad
with Evan Pocius, Sean apiece) reach the hitting league varsity baseball Schaefer, Jacob Parski and
Riley, Justin Knox and column. game last Friday afternoon. Dakota Brecht (a single
Hunter Gall (a single each). Riley was the winning Joshua Palazzolo led each) also reached the hit-
Knox, Gall and Dryden pitcher. He gave up Capac with a pair of sin- ting column.
DelCampo shared the three hits, retired six on Drydens Ethan Hyatt looks to throw out an
pitching responsibilities for
the victorious Dryden side.
strikes and issued two walks
over his five-inning stint.
opposing baserunner in a game with North
Huron last week. Dryden falls to Liggett twice
Almont outlasts Lutheran Northwest
DRYDEN The Justin Knox had the
Dryden varsity baseball lone Dryden base hit, sup-
team returned from Grosse plying a single.
By Kevin Kissane sity baseball game a pair of singles apiece. Proper and Kapron were Pointe Woods University In the second matchup,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor encompassing nine The Raiders also had the pitchers Almont used Liggett with a pair of non- Grosse Pointe Woods
innings last Thursday. Jace Rinke (a double) en route to the favorable league losses last Saturday. University Liggett left with
ALMONT Almont Zach Revoldt, Zach plus Chase Kapron (a verdict. They gave up In the opener, Grosse a 7-0 victory to their credit.
outlasted host Rochester Filinger, Daniel single) reach the hitting four total hits, struck out Pointe Woods University Cameron Theobald (a
Hills Lutheran Northwest, DeBlauwe and James column. seven and walked seven Liggett posted a 6-0 win single) accounted for
3-2, in a non-league var- Mitchell led Almont with Dillon Kruse, Mitch along the way. against Dryden. Drydens base hit.


Imlay is second Dryden paces NCTL

Imlay Citys

Invitational field
hits to the

at BWAC event 8th green

in a match
By Kevin Kissane (188), Algonac (200) and at Capac. By Kevin Kissane Heather Hills Golf
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Capac (256). Tri-City Times Sports Editor Course is where the action
Austin Bara carded a unfolded that day.
TRI-CITY AREA 39 and Garrett Roberts DRYDEN The Max Kage shot a 47
Photo by Kevin Kissane

The Imlay City, Almont posted a 41 to lead Imlay Dryden golf team (225) and Chase Fremstad carded
and Capac golf teams reg- City. The Spartans also outshot Owen-Gage (236) a 53 to lead Dryden. The
istered respective finishes counted Connor OBriens and Mayville (283) at a Cardinals also counted
of second, fifth and eighth 45 and Tyler Robberstads NCTL Invitational it hosted Troy Antushevichs 62 and
last Thursday at a Blue 52. last Thursday. Trey Raabs 63.
Water Area Conference Austin Miller paced
Invitational. Almont with a 39. He
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Imlay City, 176-177, for Capac with a 53. The
team honors that day. Chiefs also counted Dean
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ing a match this past week.



at Holly Meadows
By Kevin Kissane second, thanks to an output
Tri-City Times Sports Editor of 262.
Capac also competed
Dryden and Capac took
but did not field a complete

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Boys Track
Raiders: Kautz, Marrone, Walton
and Winslow (a single

Almont registers
from page 1-B each) made that output
allowed eight hits, struck Watson and Kristen
Stanek were the pitchers

BWAC victories
out eight and walked four
en route. Almont used en route to
Megan Orlando and the favorable outcome.
Madison Wheeler paced They gave up seven total
Capac with two singles hits, struck out four and By Kevin Kissane Mardlin, shot put, 31 feet
each. They were backed walked one. Tri-City Times Sports Editor 10 1/4 inches; Boers, 100
by Aubree Smith, Alexys Delaney Verschure (a dash, 12.51 seconds; Hank
Anderson, Ally Dean and single and a triple) notched TRI-CITY AREA Barker, pole vault (8 feet 6
Fay Abdelnour (a single Capacs top plate creden- Almont defeated Capac, inches) along with the 110
each). tials. The Chiefs also had 91-41, in a Blue Water (18.83 seconds) and 300-
In the second contest, Wheeler (a triple) along Area Conference boys meter (47.42 seconds) hur-
Almont wound up with 12 with Izabelle Amador, track meeting Tuesday, dles; Griffith, 200 dash,
hits. Nichols (three sin- Smith, Orlando and April 25 at Richmond High 25.75 seconds; Omar
gles), Proper and Watson Anderson (a single apiece) School. Santana, 400-meter dash,
(two singles apiece) plus who supported their plate Alec Giles, high jump 1:04; and Charlie Aldrich,
Mickayla Benenati, Tyler performances. (5 feet 8 inches) plus the 1600 run, 5:12.
110 (17.47 seconds) and Almont also faced
300 (46.15 seconds) hur- Richmond that day, drop-
Photo by Kevin Kissane

dles; Michael McEwan, ping a 75-60 verdict.

shot put (40 feet 3 1/4 inch- Giles (high jump plus
es) and discus (125 feet 4 110 and 300-meter hur-
inches); Ben Wright, 100 dles), Battani (pole vault),
(12.07 seconds) and 200 McEwan (discus), Brown
(24.57 seconds) dashes; (800 run) and Phelps
Capac second baseman Joshua Palazzolo and Jackson Brown, 800- (1600-meter run) contrib-
throws to first in a game versus Almont. meter run, 2:10; led Almont uted Almonts individual
with individual event wins. event firsts.
Almont: Doubleheader The Almont 1600 relay
also emerged victorious.
The Almont 1600 relay
also emerged victorious.
victory over Capac Their clocking was not
Their clocking was not
from page 1-B Michael Rinke, pole Rinke (pole vault),
Chase Kapron, Dillon vault, 8 feet 6 inches; McEwan (shot put), Bryan
Almont registered a 13-3 Kruse and Filinger all Robbie Battani, long jump, (110-meter hurdles),
triumph against Capac. pitched for the victorious 16 feet 1 inch; Martin Wright (200 dash), Gerard
Pica (a single and two Almont side. They gave Saavedra, shot put, 36 feet Knittel (400-meter dash),
doubles) proved Almonts up six total hits, struck out 7 3/4 inches; Evan Beehler, Phelps (800 run) and
toughest out. Zach one and walked six. Photo by Kevin Kissane
discus, 115 feet 7 inches; Brown (1600-meter run)
Revoldt and Filinger (a Michael Foster (a dou- Aaron Bryan, 110 (18.52 had Almonts seconds.
single and a double each) ble) plus Benjamin seconds) and 300 (46.81 Martin Saavedra (shot
plus Hunter Spies, Cade Geliske, Jakob Sawyers, seconds) hurdles; Josh put), Beehler (discus),
Tank, Jace Rinke and Jimmy Schroeder, Harris Phelps, 800-meter run, Wright (100 dash), Bryan
Mitchell (a single apiece) and Brecht (a single each) 2:13; Brown, 1600 run, (300-meter hurdles) and
supported his perfor- generated Capacs base Capac second baseman Hunter Smith looks to 4:57.1; and Tom Shiner, Shiner (3200 run) added
mance. hits. snag a fly ball last week versus Almont. 3200-meter run, 15:39; Almonts thirds.
provided Almonts sec- In the days other dual,
onds. Richmond registered an

Spartans: An 800-meter relay

lineup of Daniel Griffith,
Wright, long jump, 16
feet; and Martin Wigley,
87-42 triumph against
from page 1-B Andrew Sams, Brent Boers discus, 92 feet 7 inches; Barker (pole vault),
and Tyler Saez led Capac tacked on Almonts thirds. Aldrich (800-meter run)
(43.93 seconds) hurdles; with a second. They Brent Boers, long and Swantek (3200 run)
plus Jackson Brown, 800 stopped the watch at jump, 17 feet 1/4 inch; and supplied Capacs individu-
run, 2:10.09; paced Almont 1:36.84. Logan Swantek, 3200 run, al event firsts.
with firsts. Capacs 400 relay of 12:34; picked up Capacs The Capac 800 and
Michael McEwan, dis- Griffith, Sams, Boers and firsts. 3200 relays also prevailed.
cus, 129 feet 6 inches; Saez tacked on a third. It The Capac 400, 800 Their finish times were not
along with Josh Phelps, took them 46.8 seconds to and 3200 relays also pre- available.
800 (2:11.31) and 1600- accomplish the feat. vailed. Their finish times Barker (110-meter hur-
meter (4:52.24) runs; gen- Blake Porter registered were not available. dles) and Saez (400 dash)
erated Almonts seconds. the lone Dryden placewin- Daniel Griffith, 100- secured Capacs seconds.
Aaron Bryan, 110 hur- ning performance that day. meter dash, 12.21 seconds; Mardlin (shot put),
dles, 17.71 seconds; added His pole vault clearance of plus Tyler Saez, 200 (25.52 Duncan Muter (discus),
a third to Almonts cause. 11 feet paid off with a third. seconds) and 400-meter Saez (200-meter dash),
(1:02) dashes; contributed Barker (300 hurdles),
Capacs seconds. Santana (800-meter run)
Capac also received and Swantek (1600 run)
thirds courtesy of Jeremiah tacked on Capacs thirds.

Imlay City drops

BWAC dual meets
By Kevin Kissane The Imlay City 400-
Photo by Kevin Kissane
Photo by Kevin Kissane

meter relay of Marc

Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Allison, Breydon Andrez,
IMLAY CITY Jack Forti and Bruce
The Imlay City boys Bollini also prevailed.
track team fell 97-40 to They were timed in 47.06
Capacs Daniel Griffith (L) and Tyler Saez (mid- Imlay Citys David Hart picks up the pace in host Yale in a Blue Water seconds.
dle) compete in the 100 at the County Meet. the 400 dash at the Lapeer County Meet. Area Conference encoun- Imlay City also
ter on Tuesday, April 25. squared off versus Cros-
Bruce Bollini, high Lex that day.
jump, 5 feet 8 inches; TJ When the final scores
Reintjes, pole vault, 13 were added up, Cros-Lex
feet; Ryan Johnson, shot claimed a 102-35 win
put (39 feet 4 inches) and against Imlay City.
discus (134 feet 2 inch- Bollini (high jump),
es); plus Jacob Swartz, Reintjes (pole vault and
3200 run, 11:08.21; fur- long jump) plus Johnson
nished Imlay Citys indi- (discus) collected Imlay
vidual event wins versus Citys firsts versus Cros-
Yale. Lex.

Dryden boys take

sixth in Mayville
Photo by Kevin Kissane

By Kevin Kissane Austin Zweiz led Dryden

Tri-City Times Sports Editor with a second. They
stopped the watch at
DRYDEN The 1:14.65 en route.
Dryden boys track squad Drydens 1200 (Blake
Imlay Citys McKinzie Winget passes the baton generated 22 points en Porter, Peyerk, Zweiz and
to Carly Livingston at the Lapeer County Meet. route to a sixth at the Honnold) and 6400 (Ronny
Mayville Wildcat Relays Hudson (Adam Porter,
Excel: meter (48.03 seconds) hur-
dles; paced Almont with
on Tuesday, April 25.
Caro topped the stand-
Cameron Bores and
Brenden Knuth) relays col-
from page 1-B firsts. ings with 104 points. They lected fourths. Those line-
Aubrey Battani, pole were followed by Vassar ups were timed in 2:48.53
LeFevere, McKinzie vault, 10 feet; added a sec- (92 points), Mayville (75), and 24:17.48, respectively.
Winget and Livingston ond to Almonts cause. Peck (33), Carsonville-Port The field event (Logan
tacked on thirds as well. Sara Herrera, 800 run, Sanilac (23), Dryden (22), Roberts, John Lynch,
Photo by Kevin Kissane

They were timed in 52.96 2:32.71 led Capac with a North Huron (16), Austin Grondin and Blake
seconds and 1:51.74, first. International Academy of Porter) and Wildcat (Angel
respectively. Herrera also pulled Flint (15) and Akron- Juncaj, Zweiz and Honnold)
Ashley Santo, discus, third in the 3200-meter Fairgrove (nine). relays added fifths to
93 feet 8 1/4 inches; plus run. She registered a The sprint medley team Drydens cause. They were
Rebecca Measel, 100 clocking of 13:02.15 en Sara Herrera, of Capac, is ahead of the pack in of Tyler Honnold, Elijah timed in 1:10.72 and
(17.72 seconds) and 300- route. the 800 run at Fridays Lapeer County Meet. Daoud, Sam Peyerk and 2:44.78, respectively.
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Imlay City wins

twice at home
By Kevin Kissane She allowed eight hits,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor struck out 11 and walked
none along the way.
IMLAY CITY In the nightcap, Imlay
Imlay City swept visiting City picked up a 12-0 vic-
Algonac, 7-2 and 12-0, in a tory over Algonac.
Blue Water Area Imlay City finished the
Conference varsity softball contest with 11 hits.
doubleheader on Tuesday, Laken Hoody, Kenady
April 25. Kaufman, McKena Hoody
In the opener, Imlay and Medrano paced Imlay
City collected eight hits. City with a pair of singles
McKena Hoody, each. Leah Dawson (a tri-
Melissa Rahn and Lexi ple) plus Megan Gibbs and
Diaz led Imlay City with a Diaz (a single apiece) sup-
pair of singles each. Haley ported their performances.
Medrano and Sam Brown Harper was Imlay
added a single apiece to the Citys winning pitcher.
Spartans cause. She gave up two hits,
Ali Harper was Imlay retired nine on strikes and
Citys pitcher of record. walked none.

Dryden drops a
pair to Mayville
By Kevin Kissane Mia Sliman, Amanda
Photo by Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Lemke, Megan Rinke and
Claudya DeLand led Dryden
DRYDEN Dryden with a single apiece.
dropped both ends of a In the nightcap,
North Central Thumb Mayville registered a 20-0
League doubleheader ver- triumph against Dryden.
Imlay Citys Haley Medrano fouls off a pitch during a game with Clio last Thursday. sus Mayville on Monday, That contest lasted three
April 24. innings.
In the opener, Mayville Lemke (a single) fur-

Imlay City splits games with Clio posted a 12-3 victory over
nished the lone Dryden base

By Kevin Kissane claimed an 11-6 win against single each courtesy of Harper (two singles) paced
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Imlay City.
Imlay City finished the
game with nine hits.
Haley Medrano, Melissa
Rahn and Ali Harper.
In the second contest,
Imlay City with multiple
hit performances.
Isabella Barker was
Dryden incurs non-
Imlay City split a non-
league varsity softball dou-
bleheader versus visiting
Kenady Kaufman,
Haley Medrano and Lexi
Diaz led Imlay City with a
Imlay City picked up a 7-2
victory over Clio.
Medrano (three sin-
Imlay Citys pitcher of
record. She allowed seven
hits, struck out eight and
league setbacks
Clio last Thursday. pair of singles apiece. The gles), Leah Dawson (a sin- walked one over the seven-
In the opener, Clio Spartans also received a gle and a double) and inning distance. DRYDEN The Dryden with a double.
Dryden varsity softball team Claudya DeLand added a
managed five total hits in a single to the Cardinals cause.

Capac takes two from Lutheran North non-league doubleheader

loss to host Rochester Hills
Lutheran Northwest last
In the second game,
Rochester Hills Lutheran
Northwest handed Dryden a
Saturday. 20-3 setback.
By Kevin Kissane Delaney Verschure Anderson was the win- double) notched Capacs
In the opener, Rochester Ally Sobek paced Dryden
Tri-City Times Sports Editor (three singles), Molly ning Capac pitcher. She best offensive credentials.
Montney (a single and a gave up two hits, retired 11 Anderson (a double) along Hills Lutheran Northwest with a double and a triple.
CAPAC Capac double) and Ally Dean (a on strikes and issued two with Wheeler, Dean, posted a 10-0 win against Courtney Heike (a single)
topped host Lutheran pair of singles) proved walks along the way. Verschure and Smith (a Dryden. also reached the hitting col-
North twice in a non- Capacs toughest outs. In the second match- single apiece) supported Hunter Hofmann led umn.
league varsity softball They were backed by up, Capac earned a 6-3 their performances.
doubleheader last Aubree Smith (a triple) victory over Lutheran Anderson was Capacs

Athlete of the Week

Thursday. along with Madison North. pitcher of record. She
In the opener, Capac Wheeler, Alexys Anderson, Natalie Maday (a dou- allowed three hits, struck
registered a 4-2 triumph Hunter Smith and Izabelle ble and a triple) and Megan out four and issued three
against Lutheran North. Amador (a single each). Orlando (a single and a walks en route.

Capac falls twice to Harbor Beach

CAPAC Capac fell Harbor Beach claimed a In the second contest, Wheeler (two singles) plus
twice to host Harbor Beach 12-2 win against Capac. Harbor Beach pulled out Hunter Smith, Izabelle
in a non-league varsity Aubree Smith, Molly an 11-10 victory over Amador, Alexys Anderson
softball doubleheader on Montney, Ally Dean and Capac. and Natalie Maday (a sin-
Monday, April 24. Ellie Parski led Capac with Aubree Smith paced gle each) also reached the
In the opener, a single apiece. Capac with three singles. hitting column.

Dryden drops doubleheader at home Dryden junior Jared

Czape threw a perfect
Dryden senior track
standout Mia Sliman set
By Kevin Kissane game in his baseball a school long jump
Tri-City Times Sports Editor teams win over Mayville record last Friday at the
on Monday, April 24. Lapeer County Meet in
DRYDEN Dryden dropped a For his effort, Czape North Branch.
pair of contests to visiting North garners our Boys For her effort, Sliman
Huron in a varsity softball double- Athlete of the Week earns our Girls Athlete
header last Thursday. honor. of the Week honor.
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The Dryden
Girls Track girls track
team poses

Almont wins dual meets

for a photo
after claiming
a first at the
TRI-CITY AREA Sustaita, shot put, 23 feet 7 Relays in
Almont turned back Capac, 1/2 inches; Jamy Tackett, Mayville.
89-31, in a Blue Water Area discus, 63 feet; along with
Conference girls track Lilly Rodriguez, 800
encounter Tuesday, April (2:55.71) and 1600-meter
25 at Richmond High (6:32) runs; supplied
School. Capacs seconds.
Mariah Smith, high Mariah Schlorke, 100
jump, 4 feet 8 inches; (13.98 seconds) and 200
Aubrey Battani, pole vault (30.44 seconds); plus
(10 feet) and long jump (14 Trinity Schlorke, 400 dash,
feet 7 3/4 inches); Ashley 1:16; and Senyk, 800-meter

Photo Provided
Santo, shot put (24 feet 10 run, 3:01.99; tacked on
1/2 inches) and discus (91 Capacs thirds.
feet 11 inches); Meredith Almont also defeated
Rinke, 100 (13.23 seconds) Richmond, 73-59.
plus the 200 (28.37 sec-
onds) and 400 (1:05) dash-
es; Rebecca Measel, 100
(no time available) and
Battani (pole vault),
Santo (discus), Rinke (100,
200 and 400 dashes) plus
Measel (100 and 300-meter
Dryden claims Wildcat Relays title
300-meter (49.13 seconds) hurdles) provided Almonts By Kevin Kissane Mayville (34), North Huron performances of 8 feet 10 DeVlaminck) and 6400
hurdles; and Kayla Pia, individual event wins. Tri-City Times Sports Editor (17), International inches, 1:18.91 and 1:27.72 (Alissa Hurd, Jordan
3200 run, 14:58; gave The Almont 400, 800 Academy of Flint (six) and en route. Peters, Teagan Norman
DRYDEN The Carsonville-Port Sanilac Drydens discus and Wolle) relays provided
Almont individual event and 1600 relays also Dryden girls track squad
firsts. emerged victorious. Their (two). (Rachel Vallad, Courtney seconds. Those lineups
earned a first-place finish at The high jump (Mia Heike and Lexi Seitz), field logged respective perfor-
The Almont 400, 800, clockings were not avail- the Wildcat Relays on
1600 and 3200-meter able. Sliman, Kelli Schenkel and event (Courtney Heike, mances of 225 feet 6 inch-
Tuesday, April 25. Kaylin Norman), shuttle Vallad, Sliman and es, 1:19.87, 3:03.02,
relays also prevailed. Their Smith (high jump and Mayville High School
finish times were not avail- 100-meter dash), Battani hurdle (Hannah Weiss, Schenkel), Wildcat (Marin 3:24.28, 17:04.21 and
is where the action unfold- Jodie Adams, McKenna Luxgrant, Weiss, Adams 29:10 along the way.
able. (100 hurdles), Kwierant ed.
Battani, 100 hurdles, (300-meter hurdles), Sarah Gierman and Chloe Wyke) and Hill), 1200 (Jalynn A shot put relay of
Drydens pacesetting and sprint medley (Caitlyn Peters, Kylie DeVlaminck, Federica Bragnuolo, Vallad
no time available; and Brown (800 run) and Pia total was 88 points. They
Smith, 100 (13.71 seconds) (1600 and 3200-meter run) Hill, Adams, Sliman and McKenna Gierman and and Seitz added a fifth to
obtained Almonts seconds.
were followed by Vassar Schenkel) relays led Hill), distance medley Drydens cause. They
and 200-meter (29.44 sec- (74 points), Caro (59), Peck
onds) dashes; notched Battani (long jump) and Dryden with firsts that day. (Haylee Wolle, Kaylin turned in a performance of
Smith (200 dash) added (38), Akron-Fairgrove (36), They registered respective Norman, Jordan Peters and 67 feet en route.
Almonts seconds.
Measel, long jump, 14 Almonts thirds.
feet 2 1/2 inches; Anna
Klepak, shot put (22 feet 6
inches) and discus (59 feet
In the days other dual
meet, Richmond handed
Capac a 78-30 setback.
Mariah Schlorke (100-
Imlay City tops Cros-Lex, falls to Yale
7 inches); Autumn IMLAY CITY The feet 5 1/2 inches; Sophia Winget and Livingston) picked up a 83-54 victory.
meter dash), Alondra Munoz
Kwierant, 300 hurdles, (300 hurdles) and Herrera
Imlay City girls track Rosillo, discus, 88 feet; and 3200-meter (Kayla Livingston (pole
1:02; and Pia, 1600-meter (800-meter run) collected team beat Cros-Lex, 74-63, McKinzie Winget, 200- Louwsma, Sarah Hubbard, vault), Robin LeFevere
run, 6:46; added Almonts Capacs firsts. in a Blue Water Area meter dash, 29.43 seconds; VanDerPloeg, and Winget (long jump) and Jillian
thirds. Senyk (high jump), Conference meeting and Erika VanDerPloeg, also prevailed. They LeFevere (300-meter hur-
Sara Herrera, 800 Rodriguez (800 run) and Tuesday, April 25 at Yale 400 dash, 1:09.29; sup- logged respective clock- dles) collected Imlay
(2:39.16) and 1600 (5:45) Herrera (1600-meter run) High School. plied Imlay Citys individ- ings of 53.27 seconds, Citys individual event
runs; furnished Capacs supplied Capacs seconds. Cameron Vaubel, ual event firsts. 1:52.59 and 11:16.6 en firsts.
firsts. Tackett (discus), Trinity high jump, 4 feet 8 inches; The Imlay City 400 route. Imlay Citys 800 relay
Scout Senyk, high Schlorke (100 dash) plus Carly Livingston, 100 (Robin LeFevere, Jillian Imlay City also faced of Robin LeFevere, Jillian
jump, 4 feet; Mariah Mariah Schlorke (long jump dash (14.12 seconds) and LeFevere, Winget and Yale that day. LeFevere, Winget and
Schlorke, long jump (14 and 200 dash) tacked on pole vault (9 feet); Robin Livingston), 800 (Robin ` When the final scores Livingston also emerged
feet 6 1/4 inches), Maria Capacs thirds. LeFevere, long jump, 15 LeFevere, Jillian LeFevere, were announced, Yale victorious.

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