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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

145th Volume - Issue No. 11 www.tricitytimes-online.com

Sheriff to
speak at
March 20
Silent moment
Imlay City Commission
remembers fire victims,
...see page 4
Imlay Twp. officials mull
contracting for deputy
By Maria Brown
IMLAY TWP. — Lapeer County
Sheriff Scott McKenna will be a special
guest at the township’s March 20 meeting
where he’ll field questions from the board
and members of the public about contract-
ing with the township for a part-time depu-

Photo by Tom Wearing

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the
township hall on Fairgrounds Road.

Healing hands
Imlay Supervisor Steve Hoeksema said
a number of factors sparked the discussion
among elected leaders about having a dedi-
Registered nurse talks cated officer. Imlay City Fire Capt. Scott Stone discusses Imlay City Firemen’s Association
energy healing at library, “We’ve been getting an activity report ‘smoke detector program’ with city commissioners.

Firefighters lead
...see page 13 from the sheriff since last year on what’s
happening in the township and we said
maybe we’d like more of a police presence
in the township...a little more than regular
patrols,” Hoeksema said.

way to save lives

According to meeting minutes from
December 2018, the sheriff’s department
reported on things like ambulance, animal
and traffic-related calls and car-deer acci-
dents that occurred over a time period.
Other things, like suspicious vehicles Imlay Firemen’s Assn. aims to get smoke detectors
Sheriff page 14 to residents of Maple Grove mobile home park
By Tom Wearing tragedy was the lack of existing smoke alarms and

Extra! Extra!
twearing@pageone-inc.com working smoke detectors,” change the batteries in front
Stone said. “To say it would of them—in hopes that the

Friend of Youth
IMLAY CITY — In the have made a difference—we shared act sets a precedent to
aftermath of the Feb. 26 fire don’t know for sure. But I be followed throughout their
Mandy Summers honored
by Imlay City Schools
Times to visit that claimed the lives of four
children, members of the
Imlay City Firemen’s
believe it would have miti-
gated the outcome.
“We do know that work-
In light of the recent
tragedy, Stone fears that

Imlay library
...see page 7 Association are taking steps ing smoke detectors save message has not been
to ensure such a tragedy lives.” enough to convince some
never happens again. Stone reminded that each parents to take action.
On Tuesday, March 5, year during Fire Prevention “I now believe that we
By Catherine Minolli Imlay City Fire Capt. Scott Week, Imlay City firefight- as a fire department have a
cminolli@pageone-inc.com Stone informed city commis- ers host Weston School kin- responsibility to be more
sioners that the department dergarteners at the fire hall. aggressive in this endeavor,”
IMLAY CITY — A unique opportunity is spearheading a “smoke During those sessions, Stone said.
to peek back into local history will take detector program” that he firefighters discuss fire safe- Realizing that some fam-
place at the Ruth Hughes Library on hopes will eventually lead to ty and prevention with the ilies cannot afford to buy
Thursday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. functioning smoke alarms youngsters, while additional- smoke/carbon monoxide
Staff and colleagues at the Tri-City installed in every home in ly instilling in them the detectors, Stone and his fel-
Times—your hometown newspaper—will the community—starting importance of smoke detec- low firefighters conceived an
be on hand with bound books containing with the 200-plus residences tors and that they must be idea to create and implement
copies of the paper dating back to the 1980s at Maple Grove Mobile tested regularly and their a communitywide program
and beyond. A glimpse into the pages Home Estates, where the fire batteries replaced. to purchase and install
reveals the local issues of the times, names occurred. Stone said the students’ smoke detectors for those
Good times roll! and faces you may recognize, and the pleth-
ora of local retail and other businesses that
thrived in the area.
“As a result of the fire
investigation, one of the fac-
yearly homework assign-
ment is to go home and urge
who need them.

Chilly Mardi Gras tors identified that led to the their parents to test out their Save lives page 14
celebration in Imlay City, Fun, family-oriented, hands-on crafts
and games are planned as well.
...see page 22 Visitors will also enjoy delicious, home-
made appetizers served up on newsprint “The Imlay City Fire Department has
deli paper. decided we don’t ever want to see
TRI-CITY All are welcome to stop in the library,
meet Tri-City Times and library staff, peek another life lost due to the lack of working
back in time through the newspaper pages
TIMES and have some fun with family while
enjoying the written word. There is no
smoke detectors or carbon monoxide
ONLINE Extra! Extra! page 14
detectors.” --Fire Capt. Scott Stone

Water boil advisory issued in Almont
Source of massive underground
facebook.com leak discovered on March 11
/Tricitytimes/ By Benjamin Stalker has delivered cases of bot-
tct@pageone-inc.com tled water to the 25 loca-
tions that were affected by
ALMONT — A water the temporary shut-off as
The Tri-City Times boil advisory has been
is printed on repairs were made to the
issued to residential homes one-inch service line that
Photo by Benjamin Stalker

recycled paper and businesses located was located underground.

along Water, Bristol and The source of a mas-
Spring streets. The adviso- sive water leak within the
ry went into effect on village limits that frustrat-
Tuesday, March 12, and is ed both the Village
expected to last 48 hours. Council and Department of
Village Manager Mike Almont DPW Supervisor Brian Treat discusses water leak with Village
Connors says village staff Advisory page 14 Manager Mike Connors at last Tuesday’s meeting in Almont.
Page 2-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 13, 2019

Search is on for pair of fugitives

Sheriff Dept. seeks tips on local men residing in Oregon
Township; and Tony Bruce
Martin had
charged in February of
been warrant on Martin at his
Lapeer residence on Friday,
By Tom Wearing the lookout for a pair of Martin, 44, whose last 2018 with multiple home March 8, but he was not
twearing@pageone-inc.com local men sought on felony known address was on invasions in North Branch home. It is believed he may
warrants. Pauline Drive in Lapeer. and Brown City. be staying in the Pontiac
LAPEER COUNTY Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Parks Jeremiah Tony
Moceri is wanted on The criminal cases area. Martin
— The Lapeer County identified the fugitives at Moceri
three felony counts, includ- were adjudicated and sen- Warrants issued on
Sheriff’s Department is large as Jeremiah James ing felony sexual assault, tencing was scheduled in Martin include: failure to tion on the whereabouts of
asking residents to be on Moceri, 43, who had been false report of a felony, and the 40th Circuit Court in appear for sentencing in Moceri or Martin are asked
aggravated assault. Lapeer in January of 2019. Lapeer County; utter and to contact Lt. Gary Parks at
He has additional arrest However, Martin did publishing in Oakland 810-245-1382 or via email
warrants with the Macomb not appear for court and an County; and receiving and at: gparks@lapeercouty.org
County Sheriff’s Office and arrest warrant was issued. concealing stolen property Or contact Det./Sgt. Jason
Eastpointe Police Parks reported that dep- in Macomb County. Parks at jparks@lapeer-
Department. uties executed a search Anyone with informa- county.org

W! Power problems prompt early dismissal in Imlay

N NO By Maria Brown said the accident on Blacks “This was difficult to childcare staff at Weston

G O mbrown@pageone-inc.com Corners Road that morning coordinate with no phones, Elementary for putting “in a

damaged a utility pole and but our building teams did a lot of extra time and effort

Power problems meant
Imlay City students had a
eventually the power, phone
and internet lines at that
location were severed. As a
great job making sure kids
were fed, organized, loaded
correctly, and ready to
caring for kids.”
Power was restored that
afternoon and evening pro-
shortened school day on result, Borland Elementary, go,” Cameron said. grams, including a choir
Wednesday, March 6. High School, central office Because of the phone, concert, went on as sched-
All students were and bus garage were in the internet and power outages, uled.
released early from classes dark shortly before 11 a.m. administrators relied on cell Cameron reports that
after a portion of the At the time, DTE phones to coordinate the the high school experienced
school’s campus experi- Energy said power wouldn’t efforts. some boiler issues as a
enced a power outage, be restored until around 3 He praised staff mem- result of the outage and the
resulting from a one-car p.m. At that point, Cameron bers in the transportation, school was colder than
accident. said he made the decision to technology and food ser- usual on Thursday morning
Supt. Dr. Stu Cameron enact an early release. vices departments for rising when students and staff

Luck of the deals!

to the challenge and thanked returned but everything was
office staff in each of the functioning normally later
schools, plus Latchkey and that morning.

Crisis plan implemented

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Page 3-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 13, 2019

Drive-thru is back at
Imlay City’s Big Boy
By Tom Wearing foods like onion rings, fries
twearing@pageone-inc.com and chicken tenders; along
with smoothies, shakes,
IMLAY CITY — To lemonade and flavored iced
provide added convenience teas.
for customers, the Imlay “We are encouraging
City Big Boy restaurant at customers with take-out
1949 S. Cedar St. (Van orders to pick them up at
Dyke) has brought back its our drive-thru window,”

Photo by Tom Wearing

drive-thru window. said Ostrom.
Operations Manager He noted that a new
Tim Ostrom said drive-thru ‘companywide’ menu fea-
services, enacted by the res- turing some new additions
taurant’s new owner Eddie will be launched in May;
Alasad, resumed on just in time to accommo- Big Boy Operations Manager, Tim Ostrom, says big things are coming to
Monday and will remain date hungry and thirsty cus- the popular restaurant at 1949 S. Cedar St. (M-53) in Imlay City. Not the
open daily from 7 a.m.-10 tomers during the typically least of which is a new menu to be launched in May of 2019.
p.m. Brette Kardell presents busy months of spring,
Alasad also owns the a frosty refreshment to summer and autumn. A Big Boy employee For information or to Imlay City Big Boy at 810-
Davison Big Boy and the customer at Big Boy’s Ostrom said the new for about 20 years, Ostrom place an order, call the 724-3664.
Leo’s Coney Island restau- drive-thru window. menu will offer traditional has been at the Imlay City
rants in Lapeer and Davison. Big Boy favorites, such as restaurant since 2013.
Ostrom said a menu
board showing available
drive-thru items has been
installed at the back of the
“It will be a limited
menu to include breakfast
and lunch items; snack
the Classic Big Boy
Hamburger, the Slim Jim,
Brawny Lad and other sta-
He said the restaurant
currently employs about 40
part-time and full-time
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Knights of Columbus Hall

Fourteen apply for DDA director’s job 1405 N. Van Dyke Rd • Imlay City

By Tom Wearing to accept a position as the

Director of the Michigan
this week.”
The DDA Director is
Walker had held the
DDA Director’s job since
St. Patrick’s Day
Downtown Association. responsible for all admin- October of 2014, when Corned Beef or Smoked Sausage
Manager Tom Youatt said
Youatt reported on
Monday, March 11, that 14
istrative aspects of the
organization, including
she succeeded
& Cabbage Luncheon
the Imlay City Downtown
Development Authority
people had submitted
applications/resumes for
promotion of the DDA
District, business attrac-
Marrone resigned to
accept a position as the
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
(DDA) Board could begin the DDA directorship by tion and retention, and to Community and Economic Prepared by:
interviewing candidates the March 1 deadline. serve as a strong advocate Director for the City of
for the vacant DDA “The DDA Board will and spokesperson for the Oak Park. Chef Matt Romine
Director position set up a committee to organization. Marrone and Walker Sponsored by:
within a matter of days. review the applications “We’d like to fill this each served earlier stints
The Board is seeking a and to schedule interviews position as soon as possi- in Imlay City as the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and
successor for Dana Walker, of the top candidates,” said ble,” Youatt said. Executive Director of the Imlay City Knights of Columbus Council #4556
who resigned as DDA Youatt. “Those interviews “Hopefully by the end of Imlay City Area Chamber
Director effective Feb. 28 could begin as soon as the month.” of Commerce.
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Page 4-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 13, 2019

Poignant moments are

shared at city meeting
By Tom Wearing Among the firefighters the first to arrive at the
twearing@pageone-inc.com present at the meeting were scene.
Fire Chief Rick Horton, “We are very fortunate
IMLAY CITY — Asst. Chief Matt to have such outstanding
There were some particu- Makedonsky, Firefighter employees in Imlay City,”
larly poignant moments Bob Tanis, Fire Capt. Scott said Youatt. “That includes
during last Tuesday’s Stone and Fire Lt. Neil our firefighters and police.
(March 5) Imlay City Collins, who served as inci- We are very proud of you.”

Photo by Tom Wearing

Commission meeting. dent commander at the Feb. Thanks to McDonald’s
The first came when 26 fire. Though not specifically
Mayor Joi Kempf asked City commissioner Al related to the recent fire, a
fellow commissioners and Ramirez expressed his sup- proclamation of apprecia-
meeting attendees to port to those firefighters tion was presented to the
observe a moment of present and others who management and staff of Members of the audience join Imlay City Firefighters and Commissioners
silence in honor of the four responded to one of the the Imlay City McDonald’s in a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Feb. 26 fatal fire
young children who per- “We want all of you to restaurant for their gener- in Imlay City.
ished on Feb. 26 from inju- know that we feel for you ous donations of food to
ries they sustained in a guys,” said Commissioner Imlay City firefighters at “Whereas, the
mobile home fire. Al Ramirez. “We commend fire scenes throughout the Imlay City
The second occurred all of your efforts and year. McDonald’s reaches
later when commissioners appreciate everything you The proclamation was and touches the lives
and audience members rose do for this community.” issued at the request of the of many with their
en masse and clapped loud- City Manager Tom Imlay City Fire Department, humanitarian efforts
ly in acknowledgement of Youatt also acknowledged for whom the restaurant’s and has faithfully and
the valiant efforts Imlay the firefighters and Imlay staff and management have conscientiously served
City firefighters made that City police officers at the generously given over the the Imlay City and
morning to rescue the fire scene; including Officer years. Attica Fire
victims. Sara Colin, who was among On hand to accept the Departments, we
proclamation were Imlay would like to acknowl-
City McDonald’s represen- edge and thank

Are you tired of tatives, Gani Bardha,

owner/operator; Taylor
McDonald’s for their
donations of food dur-

Photo by Tom Wearing

Pringle, general manager; ing times they are
loose dentures? and Mandy Elwart, super-
Before presenting the
fighting fires.
“We present this
proclamation as a
plaque, Mayor Kempf read token of our apprecia-
aloud from the official tion and extend best Pictured above are Imlay City McDonald’s represen-
proclamation, dated wishes to the owner tatives Gani Bardha, Mandy Elwart and Taylor
February 12, 2019. and employees.” Pringle, who were honored by the city.

Writing Workshop Young fire victim

For Beginning and Advanced Writers
3-Hour Workshop with teacher and author
Gloria Nixon-John
is off life support
Learn about the structure and craft of writing. Recovery continues for
Participants have the chance to volunteer
to share their writing in small groups.
Keyshawn Kelley, 19 mos.

We can help!
By Tom Wearing “He still has a long
Saturday, March 30, 2019 twearing@pageone-inc.com road ahead,” said Pike,
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM I M L AY   C I T Y   —
“and the total extent of his
injuries is yet to be deter-
Call today for a free consultation! Goodland Twp. Library Imlay City Police Chief mined.”
2370 N. Van Dyke Scott Pike is reporting Pike added that the

Noffert Imlay City, MI

To Register Call:
some hopeful news pertain-
ing to the sole young survi-
vor from the deadly mobile
children’s father, Keith
Kelley, 42, is still listed in
critical/stable condition at
home fire on February 26,
that claimed the lives of
four children.
the Hurley Medical Center;
while Krystal Whitney,
remains in stable condition
810.683.5516 *This program is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council
Pike reported around at Hurley.
1:30 p.m. on Friday, March “We have no additional
8, that 19-month-old information on the source
Keyshawn Kelley had been or cause of the fire at this
taken off life support and is time,” Pike said. “Please

Dryden Elementary now breathing on his own

in Children’s Hospital of
continue to keep the family
in your thoughts and

Dryden Jr./Sr. High

hosts Open House
Event runs from 5-8 p.m. March 21
By Catherine Minolli coaches and other parents.
March 20, 2019 cminolli@pageone-inc.com Visitors can also meet
with representatives from
5:00pm — 7:00pm DRYDEN — ‘Small Dryden’s Early College
Town Attention, World Academy, including Baker
Come see what Dryden Elementary has to offer for your child! Class Education’ is the College, Ferris State
theme of an upcoming University, Macomb
We invite you and your child to meet our principal, kindergarten and preschool teachers Open House at Dryden Jr./ Community College, Mott
and staff members as you explore your child’s future school. Registered kindergarteners Sr. High School. Community College,
The event runs from Oakland University and the
will also receive an activity kit filled with fun learning activities and supplies 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, University of Michigan-
to do over the summer! March 21. Class of 2025 Flint.
Orientation begins at 6 Light refreshments will
p.m.; Class of 2023 orien- be served at no charge.
Kindergarten Eligibility: Parents please bring the following documentation:
tation takes place at 7 p.m. Dryden Jr./Sr. High
Current Jr./Sr. High School is located at 3866
 Child must be 5 years of age on or before  Proof of Residency (Utility Bill) School students will be on Rochester Road. For more
September 1, 2019. hand to offer tours of the information call 810-796-
 Driver’s License building. Visitors can also 2266 or visit www.dryden.
 A waiver request can be filled out for meet staff, administrators, k12.mi.us.
 Original Birth Certificate
children who will be 5 years of age on or
before December 1, 2019.  Immunization Records

“Small town attention with world class education”

We look forward to meeting you and your future
kindergartener or preschooler!
Photo by Sheryl Czerwinski

If you have questions please call 810-448-4002

Lily Finnigan and Sophia Peter dive into their

studies at Dryden Jr./Sr. High School.
Page 5-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 13, 2019

Imlay makes plans for Reading Month

Events planned at Weston & Borland elementary schools
IMLAY CITY — Borland students were enjoying Mr. St. Jean’s pic- on Friday, March 15th,
Since the calendar turned to given the book to read at ture books in their class- from 5-7 p.m. at Borland
March, elementary students home. We are doing activi- rooms. Titles students may Elementary. The theme of
and staff have been ties in school all month that have listened to include: this event is “Readers are
immersed in Reading go along with the book,” Big Fella, Spooky Mooky, Leaders” and we are excit-
Month fun, including sev- said Weston Principal Oinkadoodlemoo, and ed to have local leaders
eral joint projects between Devon Caudill. Oinkadoodletwo,” Caudill from our community read-
Weston and Borland Staff members are tak- said. ing stories aloud for our
schools. ing turns reading chapters St. Jean, a resident of families to enjoy. There

Website photo
At Weston Elementary, from the book, capturing it Ohio, was a business pro- will also be some opportu-
they’re celebrating the writ- on video and posting them fessional before becoming nities for families to learn
ten word with the theme to the school’s Facebook an author in 2002. Besides different strategies to help
“Reading Makes Your pages. writing books, he is a their children as they devel- Children’s author Alan St. Jean will visit
Imagination Soar” and con- On Fridays, Weston speaker and musician. op their reading skills, Weston and Borland elementary schools on
juring up visions of drag- will have special reading That night St. Jean will along with crafts and activ- Friday and participate in that night’s Community
ons, unicorns and unbeliev- days like “Cuddle up and visit the district’s ities for everyone to partici- Reading Night.
able abilities like turning Read: Bring a stuffed ani- Community Reading Night pate in. It is sure to be a
things into chocolate. mal to school.” where he’ll host a meet and fun night,” Cottone said.
“Our reading month This Friday, March 15, greet for families and sign Some of the night’s
theme goes with our One author Alan St. Jean will copies of his books, reports other special guests will
School, One Book, ‘The visit both schools as Imlay Borland Elementary include Miss Mandy from
Chocolate Touch’ by City’s author presenter for Principal Megan Cottone. Ruth Hughes Memorial
Patrick Skene Catling. All 2019. “Our Community District Library and Rein
families of Weston and “Student have been Reading Night will be held the therapy dog.

Conrad Center to host special events

‘Paint-n-Party’ & POW MIA ceremony planned in March

Photo provided
By Catherine Minolli A ‘Paint-n-Party’ event artistic talent and humor as 395-7889 for reservations
cminolli@pageone-inc.com featuring award winning he leads them through the or more information.
television artist Steve Wood painting process. The cost At noon on March 29, a
CAPAC — A number is slated for Thursday, for the two-hour painting POW MIA Remembrance Weston’s library features a castle and other
of events are on tap at the March 21 from 6-8 p.m. session is $25. RSVP by Ceremony will be held in decorations that tie into the school’s “Reading
Conrad Community Center Participants will enjoy March 20 to secure a commemoration of Makes Your Imagination Soar” theme.
in the coming weeks. Wood’s special blend of spot. National Vietnam War
For just $10 more, par- Veterans Day. Special guest
ticipants can enjoy a ‘Pre-
Painting Party’ from 4:30-
speakers include David
Hoffman, USAF veteran, BOB’S Got the Smoker Rollin’
5:45 p.m. The party
includes dinner, which con-
and Ken Wilson, US Army
veteran. A complimentary At the Allenton Tavern!
sists of ham and cheese lunch for veterans will be Ribs • Chicken • Pork Butts/Pulled Pork
sliders, a vegetable tray, served at 12:30 p.m. RSVP Brisket • Lenten Special – Smoked Salmon
spinach artichoke dip, requested by calling 810-
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painting class. Call 810- Main Street.
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DATES: From 6-8 p.m. staffers learn a bit about local his-
March 8th & 15th from the Tri-City Times — tory.

April 5th & 12th ‘your hometown newspa- Hands-on crafts will be
per’ — will visit the library offered for the kids; and
TIME: with special bound editions
of newspapers dating back
appetizers and
refreshments will be
4pm-6:30pm or to the 1980s and beyond. served.
until SOLD out For more information
ADULTS: $12 • SENIORS: $11
Storybook call Catherine at the Times
at 810-724-2615 or call the
library at 810-724-8043.
Bring in a can/box of food and receive $1.00 OFF your meal! celebration 798-3946 395-4366 678-3655

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is March 16 Serving the corners of Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair counties,
Lapeer District Library
will host the 2nd annual
Storybook Celebration,

Visit Us kicking off on Saturday,

March 16 at 11:30 a.m.
with an Elephant and

During Lent
Piggie storytime, at the
deAngeli Branch Library.
Families with children of
all ages are invited, but
space is limited so be sure
to sign up.
And Enjoy One Of Our In addition to Elephant
and Piggie, children will
Many Seafood Options also have the chance to
meet Clifford the Big Red
Dog, Geronimo Stilton,

• Walleye • Cod and Bad Kitty throughout

the week. Each character

• Whitefish
will be doing a meet and
greet at the deAngeli
Branch Library Children’s
• Smelt • Shrimp room.
Clifford the Big Red

• Grouper • Perch
Dog will also be traveling
to all LDL branches for
storytime during the week- Community Survey coming soon!
• Weekly Seafood Specials long celebration.
For more information Let your voice be heard!
about these events, or to
register, please contact

Silver Grill your local LDL branch or

visit the LDL website at Learn more at 4ccf.org
Family Restaurant
The Storybook www.4ccf.org Four County Community Foundation
Celebration is presented in
partnership with the Great info@4ccf.org PO Box 539
535 N. Cedar St. • Imlay City (810) 724-2300 Start Collaborative of (810) 798-0909 Almont, MI 48003-0539
Open Everyday 7am - 9pm Lapeer County.
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Book sale begins

at Capac Library
CAPAC — There’s lots in the month of March
to see and do this month at includes Family Storytime
the Capac Library. on Fridays at 10 a.m. now
Starting tomorrow, through April 5.
March 14, the Friends of Kids ages 0-5 can enjoy
the Capac Library will host stories, songs and crafts
a three-day book sale. with a mix of poems, pup-
During the branch’s regular pets and movement activi-

Photo by Catherine Minolli

hours, the public is wel- ties that promote literacy.
come to browse a selection Registration is request-
of books and other materi- ed.
als for sale. Read to Chief the
The library is open Therapy Dog happens
Thursday from 12-8 p.m. every Wednesday, except
and Friday and Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
for the first week of the
month, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. What a blast!
Next week, the library Kids in kindergarten Dozens of families, friends and neighbors turn out in their winter gear to celebrate the season
will play host to an egg through fifth grade are during last Saturday’s ‘Winter Blast’ hosted by Heritage Church in Imlay City. Along with skating
hatching display. This year encouraged to stop in and and sledding, participants enjoyed outdoor games and activities, food, hot chocolate and more.
patrons can see ducklings ready to Chief, a German Heritage Church planned for the event by bringing in truckloads of snow, courtesy of the Imlay
emerge from their shells Shepherd. City DPW, for weeks in advance. Jim Novak Supply & Equipment fashioned the snow into a
starting March 20. The dis- For more information sledding hill, and the Imlay City Fire Department provided water for the skating ring. For more
play is due to be at the or to register for an event, information about Heritage Church visit experienceheritage.org. The church is located at 543 N.
library through March 30. call the library at 810-395- Cedar Street (M-53), behind the Silver Grill.
Ongoing programming 7000.

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Summers named Friend of Youth

By Maria Brown be recognized. that we are able to have such a
mbrown@pageone-inc.com “I never expected anything positive literacy relationship
like this. It makes my heart feel with her and our local library,”
IMLAY CITY — Her reg- like it’s going to burst,” the nomination stated.
ular post is at the Ruth Hughes Summers said. Summers started working
Memorial District Library but “I just come to work and do at Ruth Hughes in 2010 work-
Mandy Summers, in her posi- my thing but I don’t feel like I ing as a page before being pro-
tion as Youth Services do anything extraordinary.” moted in 2013 to library assis-
Coordinator, promotes literacy The district said they’re tant and later, becoming youth
beyond the walls of the library. grateful to Summers for visit- services coordinator.
For her efforts in that arena, ing the schools each spring to “It’s been my dream since
the Imlay City Schools named promote the library’s summer the second grade to be a chil-
her their 2019 Friend of Youth. reading program; volunteering dren’s librarian,” Summers
“She has been an important her time to ride along with the said.
part of bridging our school dis- district’s Bookmobile; hosting She recalls some adults dis-
trict, students and families with classrooms that take walking couraged her from pursuing
our community,” Summers’ field trips to the library, partici- that dream, deeming it a dying
nominator wrote. pating in the school’s commu- profession.

Photo by Maria Brown

“She strives to be actively nity reading night and working “I’m here and I don’t want
involved with school initia- with building principals with to go anywhere else,” she said.
tives, along with the library’s literacy initiatives, just to name She’ll be formally recog-
community initiatives, in a few. nized at the Thumb Track and
efforts to promote literacy.” “Literacy is an integral Field Meet of Champions event
Summers, a 2009 graduate piece of all that we do, K-12. to be held in Caro in May. Imlay City Schools honored librarian Mandy Summers for
of Imlay City Schools, said she Mandy is an important part of “I’m very grateful for this her work in promoting literacy within the school district and
was surprised and honored to this and it is truly appreciated honor,” she said. community.

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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...

Put your best Evan’s family overwhelmed by love
I believe the most com- day. Again, this shows the clothes on the floor, every At Evan’s celebration, we
fork forward mon phrase we heard over
the last few months was
‘there are no words.’
impact Evan had in his 14
short years on this earth and
in this community. We are
chewed plastic pen cap and
every Notre Dame shirt on a
passerby will create a lump
handed out nearly 150 books
and movies to the youth as
they visited because we

I believe this is true in extremely proud of who he in our throats for years to knew Evan would want
Editor’s note: The following guest another sense as well: was as well as the effect he come. As many have noted, them to enjoy the book or
editorial was submitted by the St. “There are no words to continues to have on you don’t get over it, you movie as much as he did. He
express our gratitude to the so many. just learn to live with it. That wants everyone to know that

Clair County Health Department. friends, family and commu- For those of you that did is what we all must do Heaven IS for real. If you
arch is National Nutrition nity that have shown not hear, the cause of Evan’s whether we want to or not. would like a copy of the
Month and to celebrate, the immense support during the death was listed as myocar- As for us here, there are still book or movie, please email
St. Clair County Health difficult time our family ditis. Simply put, it was an 7 other children to care for Rene@dealercards.net and
endured with the loss of our inflammation of the heart and love and we know we will gladly send you a
Department, and the Michigan Women, beloved son and brother, tissue “most likely” caused Evan wouldn’t want it any copy. We know Evan would
Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Evan Battani. From the by a virus. No signs or other way. love for you to have one.
joins the home-cooked meals to end- symptoms had made them- For those that know us We hope that Evan’s
Academy of less flowers, donations, a selves evident, but it caused well, there is only one thing passing leads you to pray
simple call, text or letter to his heart to just stop beating keeping us moving forward more, leads you to show
Nutrition and let us know you were think- while he slept. and that is our Faith. The kindness at every opportu-
Dietetics to ing of us, we have been The years ahead are not belief that one day we will nity, and in the end, leads
remind resi- overwhelmed with pride and going to be easy. There are be able to hold Evan in our you to God.
appreciation for the love our still many tears to be shed, arms once again motivates Thank you all so much
dents about the family has been shown. God and many questions that will us to work at loving our God and may God bless you.
importance of truly has surrounded us with be pondered and left unan- in all that we do, say and Love,
making amazing people. swered. We miss him every think. —Rick, Rene, Jacob,
informed food Thank you to all who second of every day. Every One of Evan’s favorite Aubrey, Robbie, Chase,
came to celebrate Evan’s life menial task and event movies and books was Payton, Bryson, Mila, and
choices and with us at our home. We are reminds us of him. Every “Heaven is for Real.” We of course,
developing guessing that 800-900 peo- football, track and wrestling take comfort in knowing Evan Battani
healthy eating and physical activity ple stopped in through the meeting, every dirty pile of that is where God took him. Almont
habits. Good nutrition is an important
part of leading a healthy lifestyle.
Follow these healthy eating tips Learn more about 4-H Sat., March 16
throughout National Nutrition Month The Lapeer County have displays, and every- closing program where the like to learn more about
and the rest of the year: 4-H Spring Achievement one is invited to stop in 2019 Friends of 4-H, Club joining or forming your
•Get into a wellness state of mind. Day is almost here! On between 10 a.m. - 3:00 awards, Leaders of the own 4-H club! You may be
Saturday, March 16, at the p.m. to enjoy the club dis- Year, leader awards, and surprised at the diverse
Balance your diet with food from all North Branch American plays and projects. It’s a member project medals clubs, events and scholar-
food groups. Get active every day with Legion Hall, 4075 Huron great way to learn more and awards will be ship opportunities offered
enjoyable movement. Street, 4-Hers from all about 4-H! You can talk to announced, as well as the to 4-Hers!
•Eat right with MyPlate. Make over the county will have 4-H volunteers and mem- 2019 4-H Ambassadors For more information,
small changes to make healthier choic- their projects on display. bers and find out how you will be recognized. please call 810-667-0343
They will be interviewed can be a youth member Spring Achievement is or email at hauxwe10@
es you can enjoy. by volunteers and receive (ages 5-19) or an adult vol- the place to come if you msu.edu.
•Become a smart shopper by read- ribbons for their achieve- unteer. The day will cul- have ever wondered what —Kathy George, 4-H
ing food labels to find out more about ments. Clubs will also minate with the 3:30 p.m. 4-H is all about, or would Program Coordinator
the foods you eat.
•Change to low-fat or fat-free milk
or yogurt to cut back on saturated fat. Proud to be part of AmeriCorp legacy
•Drink and eat less sodium, saturat- This week, March place throughout the year. ence. Everyone has been Over 30,000 individuals
ed fat and added sugars. Drink water 10-16, marks AmeriCorps Students will have a sav- exceptionally welcoming have served in Michigan
instead of sugary drinks. week. As a member of ings account set up for and I can see why people since 1994. I am a proud to
AmeriCorps, I am grateful them with a seed deposit love this county. be part of this legacy.
•Visit Eatright.org for more infor- for the opportunity to serve from the Foundation. Adult Across the state, 1,500 —Zachary Miller
mation about healthy lifestyles. at the Lapeer County financial education will AmeriCorps members CSA (Child Savings
WIC is a federally-funded program Community Foundation. I also be offered to parents at serve at over 300 locations. Account)
that serves women, infants and chil- began serving as the every district throughout Members serve in a variety Program Coordinator
dren up to age 5 and families, by pro- Program Coordinator for the county. of capacities including: Rural Opportunity
the Child Savings Account The program will send tutoring youth, supporting VISTA Member
viding nutritious food, nutrition educa- program in October of 2018 an important message to veterans and their families, Lapeer County
tion, breastfeeding promotion and sup- and will remain in this posi- kindergartners throughout environmental restoration Community Foundation
port and referrals to health and other tion through August 19. It the county, “we believe in and disaster assistance. Lapeer
services. WIC foods are selected to has been a fantastic experi- you and want you to suc-
meet nutrient needs such as calcium,
iron, folic acid, and vitamins A and C.
ence. ceed.” I am proud of what
Together with our we have accomplished and Detailed history lesson
schools and ELGA Credit it speaks to the kind of I really enjoyed Doug ended up missing while
To learn more about the St. Clair Union we are creating a experiences you have as a Hunter’s series about hunting. I had no details
County Health Department WIC pro- program that will serve all member of AmeriCorps. I “Capac’s Unsolved given nor did I realize that
gram, call (810) 987-8222 or visit kindergartners in the coun- want to thank the Mystery.” I was only 8 the location was in the U.P.
ty. Financial education will Foundation and the County months old when Hale Anyway, thank you to
www.scchealth.com and click on the be provided in classrooms of Lapeer for providing me Currier disappeared. My Doug for his research and
WIC program. and bank days will take with such a positive experi- mom was a good friend of detailed history lesson.
Lucie Currier and would His articles about the his-

Toast to winter, or winter’s end?

join her and other ladies tory of Capac are very
for their bridge club gath- interesting.
erings. Best Regards,

A s the icy grip of win- tion to finish listening to degrees (the point at I remember my mom —Jim Ceranski
ter’s bony hand con- the report. which the water inside the told me about Hale Currier Capac High School
tinues its reach into mid- What could be so grape solidifies) or lower. when I was a young boy. Class of 1966
March, something strange compelling, you ask? Did When the grapes are All she told me was that he Saginaw Twp., MI
occurs. A shift in the it have to do with the huge pressed, a highly concen-
brain, a tilt in the thinking, economic hit the state is trated, sugary juice is
a tingle on the tongue...

I realize it was bound

to happen sooner or
taking due to the lack of
wintery weather? The
non-frozen lakes and
extracted—just a few tiny
drops per grape—and then
hopefully fermented into a
Daley responds to
Governor’s budget
later, but the mere fact ponds? Absence of the delicious ice wine. It truly
that it has still shocks me. outdoor activities snow is an experience if you’ve
I have somewhat acci- and ski buffs so crave? been lucky enough to
dentally run across a rea- In a word, No. savor some. For me, it is
son to The story is more the one and only reason I Editor’s note: State I also appreciate the
“like” heartbreaking than any of find to sort of “like” win- Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, fact that the governor is
The best reason for icy
winter. that as far as I’m con- ter here in Michigan. issued the following state- living up to our shared
winter weather? Ice
Yes, I cerned. Michigan is among the ment on Tuesday, in commitment to invest in
wine, of course!
know. I When there is no ice, few Midwestern states that response to Gov. Gretchen the skilled trades and
know. there is no ice wine. It’s a produce ice wine. It’s not offers up a reason to Whitmer’s fiscal year 2020 workforce training that we

I tragedy. In northern a huge industry, and change my way of think- budget presentation: need right here in mid-
actually Michigan and Canada, the accounts for less than five ing. he governor’s bud- Michigan.
found window for harvesting ice percent of the wine made More often than not, I get proposal I hope to continue to
myself Observations in ink... wine grapes has been nar- here according to the like Mother Nature’s mild addressed many pri- see greater investment into
orities shared by Michigan programs that teach kids
Catherine Minolli rowing with global warm-
Michigan Grape and Wine
Industry Council. So the
springlike caress...espe-
cially in December and residents. how to work with their
“lament- When the temperatures vineyards up north aren’t January and February and I was happy to see her hands. For years we’ve
ing” over the fact that it aren’t consistently 17-18 going to go broke if the March; so actually being discuss investing in our ignored the need for
had been quite mild in the degrees for the harvest, winter weather is milder okay with temperatures schools and infrastructure. skilled trades programs,
early days of the season, there is literally no har- than usual. However, it is not even making it to the These are things we can and I am looking forward
and frankly feel a bit vest. The thousands of lit- yet another unique product mid-teens for days on end all get behind, but fixing to changing that.
shocked by this. I have tle grapes end up rotting created in our chilly Great feels more than a little bit our roads and bridges As a husband, father,
seriously thought of on the vine. Delicious Lakes State whose pro- “off” inside my head. needs to be done the right and grandfather, I want to
checking myself into white and red grapes that duction relies on the win- And it is with more way. make sure we leave things
rehab or something since are left there on purpose ter weather. than just a bit of cold We can all agree that better off than how we
this “longing” for winter- so they’ll freeze and then Economics aside, the irony that a nice big glass our roads need improve- found them. That’s why
type weather is so inher- be picked and squeezed loss is more in the heart, if of delectable ice wine ment. That’s why the I’m committed to making
ently, well, WRONG for into delectable ice wine sit you ask me. The mere would make all those con- Legislature voted in 2015 sure we put forward a
me. But it is there none- unfrozen, shriveled, aban- thought of hundreds of flicting thoughts disap- to increase road funding common-sense budget that
theless. doned, alone. plump, opalescent grapes pear. over a period of years. doesn’t burden our hard-
I recall a radio report Ice wine is so special shriveling and then rotting Then again, so would These efforts are slated to working taxpayers.
I heard several years ago. that federal regulations on the vine is enough to a nice glass of shiraz or continue to increase fund- I look forward to
I was running a few min- dictate it can only be make a wino like me chardonnay...wintertime ing over the next few working with my col-
utes late for an appoint- labeled as such if it weep. temperatures not required. years. Before we put this leagues and the governor
ment, as always tuned into comes from grapes that Cognitive dissonance Okay. Problem solved. proposed tax burden on to make sure we continue
Michigan Radio and hear were at least partially fro- kicks in big time. I don’t Here’s to the end of our families and business- to have a balanced,
a story so compelling I zen on the vine. For that like to like winter, yet ice winter, please! Salut! es, we need to let the pre- responsible, and common-
remain in the vehicle after to happen, temperatures wine—often referred to as Email Catherine at vious road funding take sense budget that puts
I’ve arrived at my destina- have to be at most 17 the Nectar of the Gods— cminolli@pageone-inc.com. full effect. Michigan families first.
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Opposed to Governor’s Brief, indelible season

proposed tax increase I can’t remember selling
Girl Scout cookies in
J ust five months ago -
while campaigning to
become Michigan’s next
dents in large cities. We
drive further distances to
work and school. We drive
fourth grade. Most of the
brief season with my
Brownie troop remains a
governor—Gretchen bigger vehicles that use mystery.
Whitmer said it was “ridic- more fuel, particularly Martha Bradley comes
ulous” and “nonsense” to while working on our to mind. Her mother led

Website photo
claim she planned a farms and running small our meet-
20-cent per gallon fuel tax businesses. In addition, ings at
increase if under the governor’s pro- their
elected. posal much of the money Seven Ponds Nature Center Naturalist Nancy home.
This  raised would be specifical- Kautz introduces youngsters to the wonders of Mrs.
week, we ly diverted to high traffic nature at the center in Dryden. Bradley
found out urban areas rather than

Four County grant

why she under the current per mile like a
called that formula which funds
accusation Lapeer County roads. As Honest Living... Girl
Scout and

gets kids outdoors

“ridicu- the former Chairman of
lous” and the Lapeer County Road Iris Lee Underwood
smiled a
lot. She
“non- Commission, I cannot led us in
sense.”  agree to this discrimination the Brownie Pledge.
Girl Scout cookies
She actu-  against our residents. Editor’s note: The fol- to teach students about a almost a rite of pas-
lowing guest column was variety of nature-related “On my honor, I will sage in Scouting.
ally wants When I took my oath of try to serve God and my
to raise office, I considered it a submitted by Carrie science topics. In the pro-
Spencer, Chief Naturalist cess, children spend some country, to help people at silver and the other gold.”
the gas tax by more than solemn pledge to represent all times, and to live by At first taste, that one
twice as much—45 cents and defend the people of and Director of much-needed time in the
Environmental Education out-of-doors. In addition to the Girl Scout Law.” hobo pie of my lifetime
per gallon, to be exact. Lapeer County. That is Brownie meetings fixed a steadfast hobo pie
The tax increase, pro- why I am unalterably at Seven Ponds Nature the benefits to the children,
Center in Dryden. She may the project has given local were fun like Friday night molecule in my food
posed this week by the opposed to the governor’s Pioneer Girls at church. DNA. Just when I thought
governor, would severely 45-cent per gallon gas tax be reached at 810-796- school districts and the
3200 or via email to nature center a boost dur- We learned a lesson, sang Brownie meetings and
damage family finances increase. I agree whole- songs, and ate a snack. I food couldn’t get any bet-
across Michigan. All told, heartedly that residents cspencer@sevenponds.org. ing a time when funds for
For more information visit school field trips continue was amazed that mothers ter, Mrs. Bradley doled out
Michigan residents would across Michigan deserve led Brownie troops the fixings for S’mores.
be paying the highest state better roads. But the gov- www.sevenponds.org. to be severely limited. The

S even Ponds Nature project has thus benefited throughout Michigan, the You mean graham
taxes on fuel in the nation ernor’s huge tax increase United States, and the crackers, a Hershey bar,
at about 86 cents per gal- would be a detriment to Center was recently the community in many
awarded funding from the ways. world! and roasted marshmallows
lon (plus an 18.4-cent fed- our community. Due to I remember the day make something so deli-
eral fuel tax). This would previous gas tax and regis- Four County Community The “Let’s Get
Foundation for a project Children Outdoors” project Mrs. Bradley demonstrated cious you want “some
put the total tax on gaso- tration fee increases, the how to assemble potatoes, more?” The S’more mole-
line in Michigan at over state is already receiving a titled “Let’s Get Children addresses a growing con-
Outdoors.” The grant pro- cern that today’s young carrots, and beef chunks cule entwined the hobo
one dollar per gallon. The steadily increasing amount on aluminum foil to make pie’s.
next-highest state tax rate of money for roads over vides funds to help get stu- people are not spending
dents from the Almont, enough time outdoors. a hobo pie. We shook on My second Brownie
would be in Pennsylvania the next several years. In salt and pepper then folded memory is a fine, delicate
at 58.7 cents, not including fact, the governor’s pro- Armada, Capac, Dryden, Today, children spend a
Imlay City, Oxford, tremendous amount of the foil over and sealed it vision inside the former
the federal tax. posal diverts $600 million around the edges. Ford Auditorium filled
The governor’s pro- of that previously Richmond, and Romeo time with various electron-
school districts out to ic devices, including tele- We carried our hobo with hundreds of red cush-
posal is particularly puni- approved road funding into pies into her backyard to a ioned seats. My troop sat
tive for residents of rural other uses. Seven Ponds on field trips vision, computers, tablets,
during 2019. This includes video games, and cell pile of wood. There our in a row toward the back.
counties like Lapeer. Any additional tax leader taught us a fire safe- An empty stage lay in
Residents in rural commu- increases should only be transportation out to the phones. At the same time,
nature center for classes they spend just a fraction ty lesson. Then she placed front.
nities like ours have to use enacted with voter approv- a grill above the flames The lights dimmed.
much more gas than resi- al. taking part in the program. of their time each week
The grant also provides taking part in unstructured where we cooked our Slow, beautiful music

Creative way to funding for Dryden activities in an outdoor set- food. We sang camp songs began and swelled in vol-
Elementary 5th grade, five ting. As a result, we are new to me. One was a ume from some invisible
Imlay City 4th grade class- raising an entire generation verse about a smile in our place until it filled the spa-

fulfill Lenten promise es, and two 5th grade of young people who have pocket. No wonder Mrs. cious high ceiling. My
classes from Oxford to no connection to the won- Bradley smiled so much. skin tingled.
take part in a special derful natural world Another we sang in Magically, ballerinas

O kay, I’m on it. Lent better thing to go with it week-long outdoor experi- around us. Most of today’s rounds. “Make new friends
seemed so far away at than some dark chocolate, ence called Annie’s BIG young people have little but keep the old. One is Indelible page 12
Christmas time, but which comes in 3 oz. bars, Nature Lesson. This is a appreciation for the beauty
WHAM!!! Here it is for and quite a few calories particularly exciting part and complexity of the
the next hundred days, or
at least what feels like a
I’m sure. Fourth, and the
biggest sacrifice I can
of the project as these stu-
dents will conduct all of
many organisms we share
the earth with, and are Academic All-Star
hundred think of making for Lent is their studies in a natural even frightened by every-
days. So to basically fast all day. I setting during the week day plants and animals.
I have will not prepare meals as and also perform a service Children are unfamiliar
made a my family is used to hav- project which benefits the with common trees, wild-
Katelyn DeMink
few ing them. That means there nature center’s natural flowers, birds, mammals, Senior ~ Capac High School
Lenten will not be a salad, a meat habitats. A workshop for and other organisms which
promises or fish dish, a multi-vege- area teachers, naturalists, children were once • Katelyn is the daughter of
to table dish, and also a and parents is also part of exposed to while growing Paul and Kristine DeMink.
Acorn Alley... starch such as potatoes,
rice, pasta, NO! We will all
the grant project.
The Four County
up. In addition, this lack of
connection with nature is
• She has a 3.78 GPA.
• Katelyn participates in cheer,
will be Diane Malczewski be fending for ourselves. Community Foundation creating a variety of prob- soccer and National Honor
NO pizza There will be a full fridge has now provided funding lems for our young people.
delivery... and I’m sure it will be easy for “Let’s Get Children It is being linked to the • Her best memory from high
NO Big Joes...NO to get up make an egg or a Outdoors” for 10 years, rise in obesity, attention school will be “countless lunch-
McDonalds...NO small bowl of cereal, or starting in 2010. The cur- disorders, and depression. es with my friends.”
Wendys....NO ‘drive thru’ just toast and jelly and rent grant is for $16,500 The “Let’s Get • Katelyn envisions a successful life for her to be
at all! your done. As we will go and was from the Children Outdoors” project financially stable with a happy family.
First, I’m giving up all about our day, we can eat Foundation’s Dora & Toos has been a wonderful col- • One thing on her “bucket list” is to go hang gliding.
baked goods, because they additional smaller meals as Ondersma Fund. This proj- laboration between the • Katelyn’s best day ever would be spent wakeboard-
make me thirsty and I we work through the day. ect has provided outdoor Four County Community ing and kneeboarding on a boat.
drink a big glass of milk, Make your bed...have a experiences for thousands Foundation and Seven • If she had $1,000 to give to any cause, she would
which causes my waistline tuna salad. Wash a load of of area school children. Ponds Nature Center. The put the money towards “providing clean water and
to expand. Second, I’m clothes, have a baked pota- The programs, which the grant is a reflection of the food for people in Africa.”
giving up going to the to. Dry the clothes, have children take part in during Foundation’s commitment • Her plans for the future are to attend Oakland
show. Because when I go some jello. Fold and put their field trips, have been to the local communities. University to study physical therapy.
to the show I have to have clothes away, eat some designed by the nature The Four County
popcorn, which makes me crackers and cheese. Wash center to complement Community Foundation

Academic All-Star
thirsty, then I buy a pop the dishes, have a cup of school science curriculums serves the corners of
which just bloats me up, broth. Vacuum the carpets, and meet science objec- Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland,
and makes me look fat. (this is more rigorous) tives for the State of and St. Clair Counties
Third, I’m giving up wine. have a sandwich. Walk the Michigan. Seven Ponds where they meet. In its 30
When I consider sitting dog, have some fresh veg- naturalists use the nature plus year history, the
down with a small glass of center’s fields, forests, McKennah Hopkins
wine to relax there is no Promise page 12 prairie, lakes, and ponds, Outdoors page 12 Senior ~ Capac High School
• McKennah is the daughter of

What does your imprint look like? Shane and Melissa Hopkins.
• She has a 4.125 GPA.
• McKennah participates in vol-

“G od gave you a fin-

gerprint that no one
else has,
perspective of the South.
Knowing the kind of writ-
ing I do, she was, I like to
ing voice she was given in
many ways, not the least
of which was to cut a cou-
leyball, basketball, softball,
peer mediation, National Honor
Society, Student Council,
so you can leave an think, encouraging me to over the ple of CDs which tell her College Ambassadors and the
imprint that no one else leave my imprint, which is years. I faith journey. I saw a wid- Four County Community Foundation’s Youth
does.” very different from the one saw a ower who fairly recently Advisory Committee.
Let that wash over you she is leaving. social nursed his wife through a • Her best memory from high school is when the
for a moment. Perusing the list of worker losing battle with cancer. I boys won basketball districts last year.
Then visualize it the
way I first saw it—
friends who commented
when I passed it along, I
who has
Perspectives... saw another friend who
fought valiantly for her
• McKennah envisions a successful life for her to
include having “a steady job that I enjoy with a sup-
scrawled across a blown-
up picture of a fingerprint.
saw the grandma to some
of my grandkids. I thought
heart for
Willene Tanis own health before encour-
aging her daughter through
portive family.”
• One thing on her “bucket list” is to travel to all 50
An author—fairly of all the wonderful cro- social an even longer fight for states.
local—had sent it to me. cheting projects she has justice. I saw someone her life. • McKennah’s best day ever would be spending the
Her name is Catherine given away and of the who occasionally uses her There were more; and day with entertainers Jimmy Fallon and Justin
Ulrich Brakefield. I imme- Samaritan’s Purse pizza franchises for feed- I couldn’t help thinking of Timberlake.
diately thought of the Shoeboxes she has sent, the-hungry events, training the collage of fingerprints • If she had $1,000 to give to any cause, she would
imprint she is making as each (if I’m remembering her young daughter to do being formed into an intri- give it to the COPD Foundation because one of
she painstakingly research- accurately, with a doll with the same. I saw a mom cate mosaic. Mull over McKennah’s family members suffers from Chronic
es for her historical novels. a crocheted blanket or who has raised over a that for the week. Think Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
In my mind, her strength dress or something inside dozen children, most of what your imprint will • Her plans for the future include attending a four-
came through in a book it). That was near Chicago. whom she fostered and look like. year university, majoring in exercise science and
she wrote about the Civil I saw another friend whose then adopted. I saw some- Email Willene at becoming an exercise physiologist.
War primarily from the local Shoebox ministry has one who has used the sing- willenetanis@aol.org.
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space con- info. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) pital.org. 810-441-5177 Or nancybirken-
straints announcements will be
posted one week in advance of the Free Meals, Food Orchards' Cupboard Food meetings are held every
Saturday at 10 a.m. at West TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- loss hauer@gmail.com
Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday group meets Tuesday nights at
event. Notices must be received in Berlin United Methodist
Medical Care
First Congregational Church, of every month 9 a.m.-noon. the Hunter’s Creek Mobile
writing by noon Monday prior to Church, Allenton.
United Church of Christ, of Food distributed at 74903 Home Park Club House, 725
the publication date. Imlay City operates a Food McKay Rd., Bruce Twp., 586- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) DeMille Rd. in Lapeer. Weigh-in
For Senior Citizens
Pantry every Thursday from 2 336-4673. www.orchardsonline. meetings are held every Monday from 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from Lapeer County Health
p.m. to 4 p.m. The pantry is org. night at 8 p.m. at St. Paul's 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info call Department, 1800 Imlay City
open to people needing food Lutheran Church in Imlay City. 810-667-0999.
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from 9-10 assistance who live in the Imlay Museums Rd., Lapeer - Regular
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Immunization Clinic Hours:
a.m. at First Congregational City School District. Located at Al-Anon meetings are held every (held in 2nd floor clinic area)
Church in Almont. Practice led 275 Bancroft in Imlay City. For The Almont Community Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; By
by Dina Miramonti, RYT. more information, contact the Historical Society Museum is Capac United Methodist Woman’s Life Chapter 855 hosts Appointment Only, Wednesdays
church office at (810) 724-6207
Imlay City Senior Center “Texas open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Church, Capac, MI. bowling benefit for Marty 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4-6
or on Facebook at @
Hold ‘Em” 12:30 p.m. For info Please stop by and learn about Wallace, Sun., Mar. 31. Check in p.m., Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m.
FirstCongregational UCC. Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 p.m.,
810-724-6030. your community. Society meet- at 11 a.m. at Strikers Hepatitis vaccine is now avail-
ImlayCity. Imlay City Sr. Center, Lamb
ings are held at the museum on Entertainment Center, 30971 able. For additional info, to
Council on Aging Membership is Steele building on Third St. New
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church the second Monday of the month Armada Ridge Rd., Richmond. check if we accept your insur-
open to individuals 18 and older. series starts Aug. 6. For info or
‘Food for Families’ kitchen is at 7 p.m. For more info call 810- ance, or to schedule an appoint-
The Capac Senior Center is to register call Tracy at 810-724-
open to the public for free, hot 796-3355. ment please call 810-667-0448.
open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week-
days. We offer a variety of activ- meals every Monday and The Capac Historical Society is
6030 or Ginger at 810-724-5772. St. Patrick Day’s Dinner Free hearing and vision screens
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. Lapeer Area Citizens Against Saturday, March 16
ities such as fitness and craft open to visitors daily from 1-3 for children of preschool age are
Domestic Assault meets 1-3 p.m.
classes, a book review group, This Heart Loves Food Pantry is p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. from 4pm to 6:30pm available at the Lapeer County
every Wednesday in the Lapeer
cards and bus trips. For info, open the 1st Saturday of each Call 810-395-2859 for more info. Health Department. To schedule
Court House for personal pro- (or til sold out) at
call Lori at 395-7889. month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at an appointment please call 810-
The Dryden Historical Society tection order clinic. For info
Gateway Assembly Church, 667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
Almont and Dryden area senior 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay meets at 7 p.m. the first 810-246-0632. St. John’s Lutheran Church
citizens meet the 2nd Tuesday of Wednesday of the month and the 109 E. Kempf St. in Capac Capac Pharmacy is teaming
City. 10A Friday AFG Family Groups
the month at 12 p.m. at the museum opens every Monday with Support Million Hearts by
Almont Lions Hall, 222 Water The Attica United Methodist from 5:30-7 p.m. meeting. Imlay City FOC 810-395-7557 offering in-pharmacy blood
Lutheran Church, 7191 Imlay
St., for a potluck and program. Church will be holding a free Menu includes Corned Beef & pressure screenings, 136 North
The Imlay City Historical City Rd, Imlay City. Contact
Call 798-8210 for more info. community meal on the 2nd and Cabbage, Beef Stew, Dinner Main St. in Capac, Tuesdays, 9
Museum is now closed for the Ginger Miller at 810-724-5772
4th Tuesday of each month from rolls, Dessert and Drinks. a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is invited
Adults 55 and over are invited to season. Watch for the opening of for more information.
4:00-6:00 p.m. For more info to come and have their blood
Berlin Twp. Senior Center to the 2019 season on the first
play cards from noon-3 p.m. please call 810-724-0690 or visit Saturday in April. Romeo Washington Parks and Adults $10, 6-12 $5, pressure read for free.
www.atticaumc.org. Rec. One on one grief counseling Under 5 FREE
every other Thursday. Bring a
sack lunch, beverages provided.
Senior chair exercise on
The Attica Food Bank at the
Attica United Methodist Church,
Youth Events provided at both Romeo and
Washington Centers. By Events
appointment only, please call to Price includes two bowling
Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. Potluck 27 Elk Lake Rd., is open from set up your appointment today games, shoes, pizza and pop. Luck of the Irish Luncheon.
luncheons will be served the 4th 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. This 586-752-6543. Free of charge. Call or text 586-531-6851 or 586- Fri., Mar. 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday of every month at noon. Monday of the month. Proof of is a FREE workshop for 3-5 year 531-6850 for info. Woman's Life Washington Parks and Rec
For info, call 810-395-4518. residency and need required. olds & parents/caregivers! FOR WIDOWED MEN & Insurance Society will match the Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
Enjoy fun projects that will WOMEN: Lunch-Cards-
Dinner and card playing, 50/50 The Capac Community Food first $500 raised. Washington. Wear green, eat
develop your child’s skills and Friendship. Join us every 3rd
raffle and prizes of high and low Pantry, 112 S. Main Street, is Laugh and have fun. Door open
prepare them for school! Tuesday of each month from Woman’s Life Chapter 855’s
for each table every 3rd Monday open each Wednesday from 1-3 at 10 a.m. For info call 586-752-
Children also enjoy a snack, 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cavis Bottle & Can Drive continues all
at the Washington Senior Center, p.m. Please call LOVE, INC. at 6543.
story time, and a free book! Call Pioneer Restaurant, 5600 Lapeer year round. Funds support those
57880 Van Dyke, Washington 810-245-2414 in advance to the Family Literacy Center Rd. in Kimball Twp. 48074. No in need as we continue to fight St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef or
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8 p.m. ensure your food voucher will be today to reserve your seat at RSVP necessary. For more info hunger and homelessness in our Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
For info, call 586-752-6543. received before you stop in to 810-664-2737 and for more info call Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. community. Call 810-392-5136 Luncheon. Sun., Mar. 17, 11:30
shop. Any questions, please call
Swing Dance Lessons at the on dates and times. This activity is sponsored by for a drop off point, or pick up a.m. - 3 p.m. Knights of
Joyce Kaufman at 810-395-7532.
Port Huron Senior Center, 600 Widowed Friends, a peer sup- service for a large donation. Columbus Hall, 1405 N. Van
Play groups available. Free 6
Grand Avenue, Port Huron, The Capac Kitchen serves free port group www.widowed- Make a difference today by Dyke Rd. Imlay City. Sponsored
week sessions. At these FREE
every Tues. from 7:30-9 p.m. and meals every Tuesday from 4:30- friends.org. donating! by Sacred Heart Catholic
90-minute playgroups, children
the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the 6 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church and Imlay City Knights
will participate in storytime, Widowed Friends invites all The Imlay City Christian School
month from 7:30-9 p.m. with Church. of Columbus. Prepared by chef
developmentally appropriate widowed to join us for breakfast has discount cards available for
instructors Lyle Malaski & Matt Romine. Free will donation
Free meals for people in need games and crafts, learn new and friendship in a safe setting sale. Proceeds benefit the
Kristina Morton. For info, call for lunch, cash bar.
are offered at the North Branch skills, and enjoy a snack and every 2nd and 4th Monday of school's athletic, music and PE
810-984-5061. Senior Center on Monday and social time with other children. the month at 9 a.m. at Sero’s, programs. For more informa- Lunch & Learn: Hospice 101.
Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 Parents will have the chance to 925 Gratiot in Marysville. For tion call Imlay City Christian Tues., Mar. 26, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30
p.m. Call 810-441-0322 for more talk to other adults with same- more info, call Julie at 810-388- School, Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810-724- p.m. Washington Parks and Rec,
age children. Register now for 0868. 5695. 57880 Van Dyke, Washington. A
the next session! Numerous loca- registered nurse from Sourthern
For those that have experienced
tions and dates available. For Care will discuss basics you need
more info and to sign up call the the death of a loved one, a sup-
port group is available facilitat- Craft Shows/Bazaars to know about hospice and some
Family Literacy Center at 810- medical questions. Lunch will be
April 1, 2019, 664-2737. ed by a trained United Hospice
Service (UHS) bereavement vol- Rummage Sales served. No charge. Call 586-752-
6543 for info.
Support Groups unteer. Marlette Regional
Hospital, 2770 Main Street in Crafters/Vendors Wanted!!! Zumba Gold. Combines dance
Marlette, hosts this support 2019 Spring Sale North Branch steps with a low impact routine.
Woman's life Chapter 855 will group the 1st Tuesday of each Masonic Center Friday, May 3 Bring water and a face towel.
meet at the Lois Wagner month in the Administration at 9am-5pm; Saturday, May 4 at Every Monday and Wednesday
Memorial Library in Richmond Conference Room. For time and 9am-2pm Address: 4058 Huron 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Washington
at 6:30 pm on April 2, 2019. more info, call 800-635-7490 or Street, Downtown North Branch Parks and Rec Center, 57880
Everyone is welcome to attend. visit www.marletteregionalhos- Contact Nancy Birkenhauer Van Dyke, Washington Twp. Fee
charged. Call 586-752-6543 for

c 
Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
Beneficial weight training.
Every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday. Washington Parks and
Rec Center , 57880 Van Dyke,
Washington Twp. Call 586-752-
6543 for times and prices.

St. Paul’s Blessed Hope

Lutheran Church
Baptist Church
Free tutor training for people

1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
859 N. Van Dyke Road Pastor Gayle Hortop who would like to help others in
Imlay City, MI Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Phone: (586) 784-5854 our community improve English
Attica, MI 48412
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 Sunday School - 10:00 am skills. Volunteer basis. Please
Sunday 2:30 pm

email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net
Sunday Morning - 11:00 am call for orientation before train-
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Tuesday 7:00 pm Sunday Evening - 6:30 pm ing at 810-664-2737.
www.newlifechristian.net Wednesday Evening - 6:30 pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm
Pastor Tim Martin Soul winning is not our Volunteer for the Habitat for
Pastor Alan Casillas firstapostolichome.com
18 Sunday 10 a.m. Service 18 18 preference, but it’s our priority. Humanity of Lapeer County at
the office. Interested parties can
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont
call 810-664-7111 and speak to
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at 810-
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) 660-7823.
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 www.imlaycitycrc.org Wayne Boyd, Pastor
Attica Food Bank:
Serving those in 48412,
Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages
Sunday Service: 10:30 am
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:15 a.m.
881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888
Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am
Club News
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services
of the month. Bible Studies Every MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Community Dinner: Monday and Tuesday Evenings Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm Veterans of Foreign Wars
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies fbc@airadvantage.net (VFW) of Imlay City, Post 2492,
Tuesday Morning Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services
Pastor Ron Rouse 9:30 am 11:00 am 810-724-4315 over Sermonaudio.com/fbcalmont 598 N. Almont Ave. (Fairgrounds
Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
www.atticaumc.org 18 18 18
Come Grow With Us! 18 Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God Rd.) Overseas Veterans Meetings
2nd Thursday, every other
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings 1st
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI
Thursday every month, 7 p.m.;
Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557 Auxiliary Meetings 1st Saturday
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart
5394 Main Street - Dryden
Church 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City  of every month, 10 a.m.
(Across from the Library) Sunday Masses
www.imlayumc.org 9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Almont/Dryden Masons meets 7
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.  p.m. every 2nd Thursday of the
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am
Nursery Available
First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. month at Masonic Center in
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services Almont.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
Confessions 810.724.1747 Sunday School
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May The Imlay City American Legion
Worship Service: 10:00 am18
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist Post 135 meets the 2nd and last
18 810-724-0687 18 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 18 18 Staffed Nursery During Worship 18
Wednesdays of the month at
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church 7:00 p.m. The post is located at
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
212 E. Third Street. Contact
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church -
them at 810-724-1450 or ameri-
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI canlegionpost135@frontier.com.
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service The Evening Star Quilt Guild
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m. meets the last Wednesday of
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the Worship Time - 10:30 am fccic@5thandbancroft.com Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
each month at the Davison
Month Evening Service 2:30pm Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd.
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm www.fccuccimlay.org Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm in Davison. Meetings start at
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade
6:30 p.m. and doors open at 6
18 John Barker, Minister 18 lutheranfamilyofchrist.org 18
on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
18 Pastor William King 18
p.m. For more info call Lisa,
St. Cornelius St. John The Holy Redeemer Light of Christ
Catholic Church
3834 N. Mill Street, P.O. Box 208
Catholic Church Lutheran Church Community Markets
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI
Dryden MI 48428
872 Capac Rd.
Allenton, MI 48002 810-796-3951 Church Every Sunday The Lapeer
NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 810-395-7074 www.lutheransonline.com/holyred 2720 Winslow Road Center's Flea Market is open 8
JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST www.fmsaints.com 8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS a.m. - 3 p.m. The Lapeer Center
Weekday Mass: NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 Building is at 425 County Center
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass
Weekend Masses: Weekday Mass: Thursday 8:00 a.m. BIBLE CLASS Street. For information on space
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Weekend Masses: ALL WELCOME!!! Sunday Worship 10:30 am rentals, call 810-347-7915.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Steven Helms Email lapeercenter@gmail.com
Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18
Christian Preschool Available 18 Phone: 810-724-6999 18 or see www.LapeerCenter.org.
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RESPONSIBILITY In work and in play,

Girl Scouts take
Future A BETTER PLACE Girl Scouts do

pride in everything community service
they do and gain projects to educate,
valuable experience inspire, and sup-

that will help them port others in their
lead more successful communities and
and productive lives.

in the world…

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Indelible: freezer, I pour hot cups of

tea and melt Thin Mints in Wild About Reading in Capac
from page 9 my mouth. I celebrate my
indelible Brownie lessons CAPAC — Capac Elementary School will host a
appeared in fluffy short and adventures. The hobo Wild About Reading Night event on Wednesday,
skirts. One after another, pie and S’more. A blazing March 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the district’s cafeto-
they danced onto the stage bonfire and beautiful bal- rium to celebrate March is Reading Month.
in a straight line. On their let. The night will include exciting raffles, food and
toes! Their arms and legs I hum the silver and activities related to the book, The One and Only Ivan,
moved the same way like gold song, take to heart that the school is reading together this month.
someone pulled a cord the good advice for For more information, contact the school at 810-

Photo provided
attached to them. I friendships fallen upon
could’ve cried when the stony ground. On my
lights went on and Mrs. honor, I will try to serve
Bradley said, “Time to God and my country, to
Dear Reader, come
help people at all times,
and to live by the Girl
Outdoors: to local communities and a
busy year around schedule Borland’s top spellers
from page 9 of activities. It is in an
March, when I have sev- Scout Law. excellent position to pro- Twenty-five fifth graders competed in
eral boxes of Girl Scout Email Iris at Foundation has grown vide some much-needed Borland Elementary School’s Spelling Bee
cookies stashed in our irisleeu@sbcglobal.net. from $2,500,000 to outdoor and environmental on Monday, February 11. According to
$16,000,000 in assets in education activities for Borland Principal Megan Cottone, Cristina
123 funds. In 30 years, the local young people and has Zepeda (left) came away with the win after
successfully spelling “inspector.” Emma
Promise: foggy windows, or porches
that didn’t get swept, fur-
Foundation has invested $8
million back into the com-
emphasized programs for
children throughout its 52 Keeping (center) came in second place and
James Lauwers (right) took third. Cristina
from page 9 niture that didn’t get pol- munity in grants and schol- year history. The nature
ished, or chariots that arships. The Four County center offers field trips for will represent Borland at the Lapeer County
gies with ranch. No des- didn’t get cleaned up, or Community Foundation school classes, in-class- Spelling Bee on Monday, March 18.
serts just a glass of juice to clothes that didn’t get has supported Seven Ponds room presentations, scout
wash it down—and water washed or bathrooms that Nature Center with a vari- programs, home school
of course. Dinnertime is
very important, so we can
combine small amounts of
didn’t get scoured. So I’m
giving up chemicals,
because you need them to
ety of grants since 1991,
including very generous
grants for the center’s 2009
programs, and a popular
series of summer classes.
Children, 12 years of age
Daley holds office hours in IC
everything we ate through- do all of the aforemen- capital campaign. and under, visiting the IMLAY CITY — State Sen. Kevin Daley will
out the day, and we will tioned. I realize it is a Additional information nature center with their hold office hours with constituents in the 31st Senate
have no waste and no left- huge sacrifice, but I am about the Foundation may families are admitted at no District during the month of March, including a visit
overs to wonder about. willing to do it, because be found at their website, charge. The nature center this Friday, March 15, at John’s Country Kitchen
I’m not done sacrific- not only will I have com- www.4ccf.org. typically serves approxi- (1829 S. Cedar St.) in Imlay City.
ing yet. I gave a lot of pleted my Lenten promis- For its part in the col- mately 10,000 children From 10-11 a.m. that day, Daley will be available
thought to how it was es, but I will have fulfilled laboration, Seven Ponds each year. A current cata- to answer questions and provide information and
2,000 years ago. I have my New Year’s resolu- Nature Center has tremen- log of the nature center’s assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues
come to the decision that tions..and have time to dous resources, including a programs for children can affecting communities and businesses in the district.
no one died or got sick visit all my friends. How very knowledgeable and be obtained at the nature No appointment is necessary.
from dust bunnies, or spi- about you??? experienced naturalist staff. center or found on the cen- For more information or to contact Daley, please
der webs, or lint and Email Diane at The nature center provides ter’s website, www.seven- visit SenatorKevinDaley.com or call 517-373-1777.
crumbs on the floor, or tct@pageone-inc.com. a variety of opportunities ponds.org.

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Another tool in box Lapeer FAN group to

for healing & health host recovery expert
Registered nurse, Reike Master to
Ziyad Elassal will speak March 14 at St. Matthew’s Church
discuss energy therapies at library
By Tom Wearing help for youths in St. Clair
By Catherine Minolli Touch’ at Michigan State twearing@pageone-inc.com and Lapeer counties,
cminolli@pageone-inc.com University, and the path Elassal has announced the
toward energy healing was LAPEER COUNTY opening of Intervention
IMLAY CITY — carved. — Lapeer County’s Academy Recovery High
What if you discovered the She was eager to bring Families Against Narcotics School in Port Huron.
path to good health and what she’d learned to the (FAN) Chapter will host “We’ve decided to open
vibrant healing didn’t come cancer unit, but hospital guest speaker, Ziyad up the first-ever Recovery
in pill form? officials weren’t so thrilled. Elassal, for a Thursday, High School in Michigan at
What if an alterna- “The supervisor was March 14 informational the St. Clair County Jail,”
tive—or horrified that I would bring program at St. Matthew’s said Elassal, who noted the
alterna- something like that into the program requires the vol-
Anglican Church in Lapeer,
tives— hospital, and they said ‘no,’
starting at 7 p.m. untary participation of the
exist that which was typical of the
a r e n ’ t The church is located at teen.
time,” Baker says.

Photo provided
chemical- 220 W. Nepessing St. in “It’s not a court-ordered
“Today, all major hos-
b a s e d , pitals and cancer centers downtown Lapeer. program,” he said. “There
a r e n ’ t including Beaumont, Elassal, considered to is an application process—
invasive, Chicago Children’s and so Representative Howell introducing House Bill be an expert in drug pre- usually with the parents
and aren’t Sharon many more, offer Reike 4313 with the President of the Michigan vention, intervention and involved. But there are
necessarily Baker, R.N. and energy balance thera- Pheasant Hunting Initiative, Ken Dalton of recovery; is the executive exceptions to that.
performed pies to help for pain and Arcadia Township. director of the new “We offer trained clini-
in a hospital or doctor’s nausea.” “Intervention Academy cians, teachers and recov-
What if you could tap
into the ancient practice—
In the meantime, Baker
was using her Reike skills Pheasant hunting gets Recovery High School” in
Port Huron.
He is also the founder/
ery coaches who work
directly (1-on-1) with about

and science, yes, science—

of energy healing as anoth-
er tool in the box of recov-
boost from Rep. Howell president of “Difference
Makers,” an after school
program whose purpose is
to provide young people
ery and good health? TRI-CITY AREA — all protection of Michigan’s
These questions and State Rep. Gary Howell natural resources. Last age 13-18 experiencing
more will be discussed as has introduced legislation year, hunting and fishing substance abuse an alterna-
Sharon Baker presents that would boost conserva- license sales paid for $83.5 tive and potentially sober-
‘Reike and Other Related tion efforts to help restore million of game and fish ing learning environment.
Energy Therapies’ at the Michigan’s pheasant popu- protection activity carried Presently, the program
Ruth Hughes Library at lation. out by the Michigan operates two days a week;
6:30 p.m. on Monday, “Programs like this one Department of Natural from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the
March 18. will facilitate the revital- Resources (DNR). Harrison Center in Port 15-20 students,” Elassal
A registered nurse, ization of Michigan wild- “Pheasant hunting is an Huron. said. “We provide them a
author, teacher, Reike life. This initiative has the excellent entry-level “We provide the kids clean, safe and supportive
Master and resident of potential to improve small opportunity for young peo- with a hot meal, ‘circle environment.”
Imlay Township, Baker game hunting opportuni- ple just getting into hunt- time,’ and then they can Elassal’s background
will discuss Reike and ties, increase wildlife pop- ing,” Howell said. “Sharing play basketball, do arts and When it comes to over-
other holistic energy thera- ulations, encourage youth this hunting heritage with crafts and other activities,” coming drug addiction,
pies aimed at supporting Sharon Baker’s book hunting and help the next generation plays said Elassal. “It’s about Elassal knows of what he
the body’s natural healing ‘Healing With Hands’ Michigan’s economy,” an important role in future teaching the kids social and speaks.
process while assisting in details her discoveries Howell, of North Branch, conservation and helps life skills, motivation train- While a dental school
balancing physical, emo- through the practice of said. pass on a love of the out- ing and focusing on drug student at the University of
tional, mental, and spiritual Reike and other ener- House Bill 4313 would doors.” resistance. Michigan, he began to use
well-being. Her book, gy healing therapies. create a stamp for bird In proposing HB 4313, and became addicted to
“We offer a curriculum
‘Healing with Hands: hunters’ licenses specifi- Howell has been working opioids and heroin.
that is based on resistance,”
Miracles, Inspiration and on patients as a private duty cally for pheasant hunting. with the volunteers of the he continued. “We want the Fortunately, he made the
Science’ will also be on nurse. What she witnessed Fees collected from stamp Michigan Pheasant kids to follow our five commitment and was able
hand. was astounding—and pro- sales would go into a fund Hunting Initiative and the
Baker was drawn to the cores, which include: to kick the habit.
vided the inspiration for dedicated to enhancing members of the Michigan
energy therapy while work- her book. ‘respect, integrity, commit- “My story is that I’ve
pheasant hunting opportu- United Conservation ment, leadership and loyal- been given a second chance
ing as a charge nurse on a One patient in particu- nities and improving Clubs. Ken Dalton of
cancer unit in what was lar—a young woman who ty.’” to do something to help
pheasant habitat. Lapeer County has been He noted that statistics others,” said Elassal. “The
then Pontiac Osteopathic was paralyzed in a car acci- Howell noted that leading the effort for
Hospital (now McLaren). dent and quite depressed— suggest that one of every key is prevention.”
hunting and fishing play an expanded pheasant hunting 10 teenagers will become For local teens and par-
As patients underwent had a remarkable response important role in the over- opportunities.
chemotherapy, Baker to Baker’s Reike treat- addicted to drugs. ents interested in the
noticed that they became ments. Recovery High School Intervention Academy

Mexican-American Breakfast
sicker and often weaker. “Her pain was reducing Using Difference Recovery High School, call
“At the time there were within a month, and within Makers as a model, Elassal 313-653-9709.
no drugs for nausea, and I three months some feeling and others have committed Lapeer County Families
thought there must be returned to her back,” CAPAC — A Mexican-American Breakfast will themselves to bringing an Against Narcotics (FAN)
something we can do to Baker says. “Her physical take place at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4331 end to the opiate and heroin can be reached by calling
help people through this therapy was ramped up, Capac Road, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on March 17. The epidemic gripping 810-728-2033.
treatment.” and she then found an breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, America’s youth popula- Or visit the website at
She happened to notice osteopath to work with. It and burritos. Donations will benefit the St. Nicholas tion. www.familiesagainstnar-
a magazine cover that pro- was astounding. Between Food Pantry. In an effort to provide cotics. org.
claimed “Energy healing the three of us, she was

Your Hometown
has been shown to reduce able to attend classes and
the size of tumors in a MSU and got her PhD.

recent study,” and was there. It changed her life
intrigued. and her way of thinking.”
“For years I had felt That’s just one of the
that something was missing many success stories Baker
from Western medicine,” has encountered through
Baker says in the introduc- therapeutic touch, Reike
tion to Healing With Hands. and energy healing. More
“I didn’t know exactly are detailed in Healing
what, but vital aspects of With Hands and will be
mind and spirit were notice-
ably absent in the type of
discussed at Monday’s pre-
sentation. Barbara L. Yockey Law Office, PLLC
harsh chemical treatments I Baker’s talk begins at
was currently administer- 6:30 p.m. All are welcome 34 Years
ing.” and there is no charge to Practicing Family Law
(Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, Spousal Support)
Always searching for attend.
ways to alleviate patients’ The Ruth Hughes Wills, Probate, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
pain and discomfort, Baker Library is located at 211 N. Located right in Downtown Imlay City
researched the article on Almont Ave. For more (208 E. Third Street)
her lunch hour. About a information call 810-724-
month later, she enrolled in 8043 or visit www.ruth- (810) 721-7373
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ual. She goes above 3-6pm
and beyond to make of Education and the TACO TUESDAY $1 Tacos (Corn tortilla only)
sure each students is Capac Chamber of BIG BURRITO WEDNESDAY $4.49
included and loved," Commerce plus a gift
her nominator wrote. card from the Capac 134 E. Third St. QUESADILLA THURSDAY $1.29
Athletic Boosters as Meat Choice: Beef, Pork Chicken
Mary Alice received Imlay City, MI 48444
810-724-4345 Dine-In Only
$40 in Capac Cash part of the staff rec- Open: Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri & Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 9am-3pm
courtesy of the Board ognition program. (Order 15 minutes prior to close for Take-Out)
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DDA to move forward

with streetscape grant
Almont council also discusses ‘opt-out’ of recreational pot where the first reading of
the proposed ordinance will
By Benjamin Stalker Schall reassured the Proposal 18-1 passed by take place.
tct@pageone-inc.com council that the new trees the state allowing recre-

Photo by Maria Brown

would be dwarf ornamental ational marijuana to be Purchase of new
ALMONT — The trees, and would have bought and consumed by police vehicle
Almont Village Council smaller root systems that persons 21 and older, but Almont Police Chief
approved the Downtown would have less chance of also allowed for communi- Andrew Martin requested
Development Authority’s causing damage to the new ties to choose to opt-out of that the Council approve
Tri-City Times staff will visit the library with a interest in applying for a poured concrete. allowing “recreational mar- funds for a new police
stack of old newspapers and family-friendly, $99,500 Rural Business The Village Council ihuana establishments.” vehicle for the department.
hands-on activities on March 21. Development Grant. supported the DDA’s It was brought to the The new 2019 Dodge
If accepted, the funds request for approval to attention of the Village Charger would replace the
Extra! Extra!: Times to would be used to overhaul
Main Street. DDA Director
apply for the grant with a 6
-1 vote. Love cast the dis-
Council that many of the
other municipalities around
2008 Ford Expedition that
is set to be decommissioned
visit Imlay City library Kim Schall said overgrown
trees and deteriorating con-
senting vote.
Village Council mem-
Lapeer County have opted
out, including Almont
upon the arrival and outfit-
ting of the new vehicle.
crete would be removed, bers, along with the DDA, Township. Total cost of the new
from page 1 8043. and replaced with smaller expressed optimism that While conversation police vehicle will be
charge for the event. For more information trees, planter boxes, and the streetscape improve- seemed to be steering $25,632, as well as
For more information about the Tri-City Times, new concrete pathways. ments would boost com- toward a vote without fur- $10,851.59 for upgrades
on the March 21 program or to submit a story tip or The improvements mercial and residential ther discussion, council- and equipment for the
and all the events and hap- idea, visit www.tricity- would cover Main Street development within the vil- member Tim Dyke was in Charger.
penings at the library visit times-online.com or call from Washington Street to lage. favor of steering away from Money from the current
www.ruthhughes.org or Catherine Minolli at 810- Stone Street. Marijuana discussed that choice. forfeiture fund would be
call the library at 810-724- 724-2615. Council member Dave Village council mem- “We need to have the used to pay for the new
Love expressed concern bers discussed adopting an public’s opinion before we police vehicle, and will not
about replanting trees with ordinance that would ban move forward,” he said. create any new municipali-
the streetscape project, stat- marijuana establishments Village Council mem- ty cost.
from Almont Village bers agreed, and will place Village Council unani-
Sheriff: Contracting for
ing that the current trees
have caused fractures in the boundaries. the item on the agenda for mously approved Martin’s
pavement. On November 6, 2018 the March 19 meeting, request.
deputy mulled in twp.
from page 1
parked at the township
Capac opts out of recreational weed
hall, also prompted some By Maria Brown ing, council members adopt- meeting, Ramirez stated she ate and where they could be
of the board’s interest in mbrown@pageone-inc.com ed an ordinance to that effect supported business develop- located.
having a deputy, Hoeksema after voting to rescind a ment and, for that reason, In other meeting mat-
said. CAPAC — The village February 4 vote on the same didn’t support a prohibition. ters:
Both board members has joined numerous other matter that failed to gain the Others said the ordi- •members agreed to
and residents will have a municipalities in prohibiting necessary two-thirds support nance was more of a precau- reinstate a policy allowing
chance to ask McKenna recreational marijuana facil- for passage. Samantha tionary measure. Without department heads, the coun-
questions. Hoeksema said ities from operating in their Ramirez was the only mem- one in place, they would cil president and committee
they hope to learn more Board members and limits. ber to vote ‘no’ on the have little control over what chairs to call for committee
about the cost to the town- residents will have a At their March 4 meet- motion. At the February kind of facilities could oper- meetings as needed.
ship (estimated to be

Detroit’s beloved
chance to ask Sheriff
$40,000 a year) and what Scott McKenna ques-
options they have in terms tions at Wednesday’s
of the duties they could meeting.
assign to the officer.
Currently, Imlay Township
utilizes retired deputy
Mike Gepfrey as their ordi-
sheriff’s department for
police services. Attica uti-
lizes the services of two soda pop subject
of author’s visit
nance enforcement officer. full-time deputies—one
“No decisions have each on first and second
been made about having a shift—while Arcadia has
deputy. Hopefully, after the one first shift deputy.
meeting, we will have a lot Other municipalities
more answers as to what
the board is thinking and
the sheriff’s department
contracts with are The Faygo Book author to stop
what everyone wants,”
Hoeksema said.
Deerfield, Elba, Marathon,
Mayfield and Oregon
at deAngeli Library in Lapeer
In the Tri-City area, townships and the villages LAPEER — The tlers in Detroit’s “pop
Attica and Arcadia town- of Clifford and North Lapeer District Library’s alley,” Faygo became the
ships contract with the Branch. Marguerite deAngeli last one
Branch (921 W. Nepessing standing.
St.) will host author Joe In The Faygo Book,
Grimm on Saturday, March Grimm carefully measures
Save lives: Firefighters 16 at 1 p.m. to talk about
his recent
out the ingredients for a
successful beverage com-
Website image

push for smoke detectors book.

pany. Take a large cup of
family, a pinch of innova-
from page 1 While the current focus is the tion, carbonate it with nos-
is to offer free detectors author of talgia and a rambunctious Joe Grimm’s newest title recounts how two
“The Imlay City Fire and installation services to “ T h e rainbow of flavors, and you immigrant brothers created the iconic compa-
Department has decided residents at the impacted F a y g o have Faygo pop. Yes, it’s ny more than 100 years ago.
we don’t ever want to see mobile home park, Stone Book,” a called pop, despite the
another life lost due to the envisions expanding the social his- industry’s plea for a more journalism professor at and there will be a “pop”
lack of working smoke program to include all resi- tory of the Joe grown-up name. The Faygo Michigan State University. quiz.
detectors or carbon monox- dents; not only in Imlay company Grimm Book is the story of a pop, With his students or by This program is free
ide detectors,” said Stone. City but throughout Lapeer that has people, and a place. himself, he has published but registration is required.
“We plan to start with the County. forged a bond with a city These stories will tickle more than 20 books. Please call the library at
mobile home park and To accommodate a and its residents for more the taste buds and memo- Grimm’s favorite Faygo (810) 664-6971 to register
install smoke detectors for countywide initiative, than a century. The story of ries of Detroiters and Faygo classic is Rock & Rye. His or for additional informa-
Stone has contacted the Faygo, Detroit’s beloved lovers everywhere. favorite new-age flavor is tion about this program. To
“We will Lapeer County Firemen’s soda pop, began over a
hundred years ago with two
Grimm also wrote the book,
Coney Detroit and both are
Arctic Sun.
The Faygo Book is a
learn more about the Lapeer
District Library, to see what
Association and Michael
knock on McLeieer, vice president of Russian immigrant broth- published by Wayne State 2019 Michigan Notable other programs are avail-
ers who were looking to get University Press. Book. able, or to register online
every door Michigan State Firemen’s
Association, to avail their out of the baking business. Grimm, a lifelong During the event, please visit www.library.
to either support. Out of more than 40 bot- Detroit area resident, is a refreshments will be served lapeer.org
Stone said McLeieer
install smoke has offered numerous con-
detectors or tacts for manufacturers,
along with contacts for
Advisory: Underground leak discovered March 11
to give them national organizations, from page 1 once tested and cleared, water system was losing Rowe Professional
media outlets and the ABC
the detectors Television affiliate, Public Works was discov- the water boil advisory will 100,000 gallons of water a Services, Great Lakes
ered on Monday, March be lifted, Connors adds. day, Treat said. For com- Water Authority, Michigan
for self- Operation Save a Life.
11. “Any discoloration in parison, he added, the Department of
“They are willing to
installation.” link us with our local ABC Connors said DPW
employees, working with
the water will need to be
flushed as a result of the
Village of Almont uses
around 180,000 gallons of
Environmental Quality,
Aqua-line Leak Detection,
affiliate to help spread and
promote our program,” he Aqua-line Leak Detection water line work,” he says. water on a normal day. Michigan Rural Water
all families and individuals said. Service and Michigan “The next steps are to Treat said he and his Association and Michigan
that need or want them. Rural Water Association, replace the defective ser- four-man staff had been Pipe Inspection,” Connors
“We will knock on Donations needed located the underground vice line and repair the searching day and night, says in the press release.
every door to either install Stone said the Imlay leak, which was draining section of sanitary sewer as shutting down water mains “I’d like to acknowl-
smoke detectors or to give City Firemen’s Association into the village’s sanitary a result of the water line from midnight to 5 a.m. edge the hard work of the
them the detectors for self- is currently seeking dona- sewer. The line was located break.” and performing pressure Almont DPW, who worked
installation,” Stone said. tions from individuals, and terminated in the early The frustrating situa- tests to try to identify the feverishly to bring resolve
“If the residents are not businesses and corpora- evening hours on Monday, tion was discussed near the location of the leak. to locating and resolving
home, we will leave infor- tions to help purchase the and water was restored conclusion of the March 5 On Tuesday, Connors an unnerving underground
mation (in English and new smoke and carbon with the exception of the Village Council meeting. acknowledged the hard water leak,” he continues.
Spanish) about how to monoxide detectors. defective service lead, DPW Supervisor Bryan work and efforts of the vil- “The Village of Almont is
receive a free smoke detec- He said donations to Connors says. Treat informed the council lage’s DPW, adding that thankful to have a dedicat-
tor and a phone number to the “smoke detector pro- “Almont DPW flushed that he was still tracking they had been working ed DPW staff who has sac-
call if they need help with gram” may be dropped off hydrants and has tested down the leak, which was midnights to troubleshoot rificed many nights and
the installation.” at the Imlay City Offices at water as required,” discovered in mid-January. some 21 miles of water weekends away from
Though no official date 150 N. Main St. Connors says in a press “I have never experi- main and service leak family to tackle this
has been set to knock on Stone added that release. enced a loss this big,” pipes. issue.”
doors, Stone said the tenta- checks must be made out Additional samples Treat said at the meeting. “All hands were on Note: Editor Catherine
tive target date is the sec- to the “Imlay City will be taken this morning, Before the source was deck to resolve this issue, Minolli contributed to this
ond Saturday in April. Firemen’s Association.” (Wed., March 13), and discovered, the village’s including working with report.
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Dispatch log... Obituaries

Editor’s note: The fol- March 4 ~ Robert “Bobby” Mitchell Grant, 16 ~
lowing is a compilation of •sick care for medical in
activity and reports from the 3000 block of Thornville Robert “Bobby” had earned “Life Scout” invites you to visit and
area police departments: Rd. in Dryden Twp. Mitchell Grant, 16, of with the Boy Scouts of share memories Thursday,
•trespassing in the 4000 Riley Township, passed America. He was con- March 14, 2019, 2 to 8
In Imlay City block of Shoemaker Rd. in away very unexpectedly firmed and baptized at St. p.m. at Kaatz Funeral
March 5 Almont Twp. Thursday, March 7, 2019. John’s Lutheran Church, Directors, Capac. Funeral
•02:30-06:00 Parking •alarms in the 4000 block
Enforcement (City Wide) of Lum Rd. in Arcadia Twp. He was born in Detroit, Capac. Bobby loved play- services will be 11 a.m.
•11:26 Suspicious •property damage traffic December 19, 2002, the ing video games and Friday at St. John’s
Circumstances (N. Cedar crash at Summers and Belle son of Robert J. and the enjoyed the outdoors, boat- Lutheran Church, Capac,
St./E. Third St.) River roads in Attica Twp. late Jacqueline (Billups) ing, jet skis and eighties with 10 a.m. visiting. Rev.
•11:32 Citizen Assist •assist motorist at Imlay Grant. music. Lisa Clark, pastor of Capac
(400 block Dan Dr.) City and Mitchell Lake roads Bobby was a sopho- Surviving are his United Methodist Church,
•13:29 Road Hazard in Attica Twp. more at Capac High father, Bob, and two broth- will officiate.
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) March 5 School. He was active ers, Ryan and Matthew Memorials are suggest-
•17:50 Mardi Gras •road hazard at Newark with the football, wres- Grant, all of Riley ed to “Wishes of the
Parade (Downtown) and Summers roads in Imlay tling, and track & field Township; his grandfather, Family.”
•18:48-19:51 Special Twp. sports teams and had James Billups of Roseville, For information and
Event (Imlay City High •family trouble in the received many awards for as well as aunts, uncles, The family honors the Guest Book KaatzFunerals.
School Regionals) 2000 block of Winslow Rd.
•19:48 Welfare Check in Attica Twp. his athletic abilities. Bobby cousins and friends. memory of Bobby and com
(200 block S. Almont Ave.) •suspicious circumstanc-
•Multiple traffic stops es at the Attica Cemetery in
were made throughout the Attica Twp.
~ Richard Chaney, 47 ~
day March 6 Richard Chaney, age Brothers Funeral Home, our online register at muir-
March 6 •suspicious circumstanc- 47, of Imlay City, MI, died 225 N. Main Street, Imlay brothersfh.com to share
•02:30-06:00 Parking es at Weyer and N. Van Dyke Tuesday, March 12, 2019 City, MI. condolences and memo-
Enforcement (City Wide) roads in Imlay Twp. at his home. Richard Scott Please be sure to sign ries.
•07:36 Property Damage •malicious destruction of
Accident (Newark Rd./S. property in the 100 block of Chaney was born
Blacks Corners Rd.) Doran Rd. in Imlay Twp. September 19, 1971 in
•13:25 Welfare Check •assault and battery in Pontiac, MI. He was the In Memory Of
(200 block W. Sixth St.) the 4000 block of Hollow son of Clarence Allen and Douglas “Nile” McGeorge
•Multiple Traffic Stops Corners Rd. in Dryden Twp. the late Donna May
throughout the day March 7 (Brown) Chaney. Richard December 26, 1979 -
March 7 •vehicle off the roadway grew up and lived in the March 18, 2018
•02:30-06:00 Parking at S. Van Dyke Rd. and east- Brown City and Imlay City Douglas Nile McGeorge,
Enforcement (City Wide) bound I-69 in Imlay Twp. areas most of his life. He You are missed each day by your family,
•03:40 Welfare Check •family trouble in the was a graduate of Brown personal and business friends.
(200 block Caulkins St.) 3000 block of Peppermill I am happy to report that your Dad, Jillian, the
City High School, Class of girls, Addie and Emma, the boys Sully, Douglas
•07:21-08:05 Monitor Rd. in Attica Twp. ews; and several great
Traffic (Middle School) •welfare check in the
1989. and Jack all miss you so much. Your Dad works so
He proudly served in nieces and nephews. hard on the property getting help from Jillian and
all of the children. Your home is looking great, Jil-
•08:26-09:25 Monitor 4000 block of Sandy Lane in He was preceded in Dear Dad,
Traffic (Weston Elementary) Arcadia Twp. the United States Navy lian has worked so hard to finish the work started I really wish you were here
from 1989 - 1991 as a death by mother, Donna by you and her. Your new daughter has many of so I could beat your butt in
•12:07 Suspicious Person March 8 your features and one heck of a smile, she loves
(Main St.) •road hazard in the 5000 Communication and Chaney; his son, David Jillian and the attention she receives from her.
Mario Kart and Skylanders,
plus show you the rocket.
•Multiple Traffic Stops block of Attica Rd. in Attica Intelligence Specialist. Allen Chaney; and his Your father and his sister Donna, also enjoy Ad- Love, Douglas
throughout the day Twp. Richard was employed in brother, John Henry We all sure wish you were here with us to see how
March 8 •misdemeanor arrest residential construction as Chaney. your family is growing, we miss you so very much.
Dear Dad,
The graveside funeral Grandpa Bob & GG Babe
•10:50 Private Property warrant at Lum and Lake a roofer in the Imlay City If you were here right
Damage Accident (1800 Pleasant roads in Arcadia area and had also worked service will be held at now I would give you a hug
Nile, forever and ever. It is not the
block S. Cedar St.) Twp. in Nashville, TN for a 10:30 a.m., Friday, March It’s so hard to put into words how very much same without you.
•Multiple traffic stops •road hazard on west- period of time. 15, 2019 at Great Lakes you’ve been missed. A year ago all the lives you Love, Jack
were made throughout the bound I-69 in Imlay Twp. National Cemetery, 4200 touched changed forever, our family just isn’t the
day. •welfare check in the
Richard is survived by same without you. You are the guardian angel
his father, Clarence Belford Rd., Holly, MI. watching over Jillian, the kids and your dad you’d Dear Dad,
March 9 6000 block of Armstrong Rd. Funeral arrangements be proud of them. I love you very much. I
•02:30-06:00 Parking in Goodland Twp. Chaney; two sisters, Love forever, Mom (Arlene) wish you were here right now
Enforcement (City Wide) March 9 Pamela (Marco Martinez) were made by Muir so I could tell you all about
horseback riding and we
•Multiple traffic stops •road hazard at Imlay Chaney of San Juan, TX My Love,
can play in the snow again.
I promised to love you forever, and that is
were made throughout the City Rd. and Meadow View
March 10
Dr. in Attica Twp.
•property damage traffic
and Alice “Lacey”
(Thomas) Blossom of
Lapeer, MI; one brother,
IN HOUSE what I’ll do. Life has been rather empty without
you, but our kids have continued to fill the sad
days with love and laughter. You left a void in all
Love, Emma

JEWELRY of our hearts that is impossible to fill, but I will do It’s been a year since
•02:30-06:00 Parking crash at Bowers and Lake Kerry (Barbara) Allen my best to always honor you and the countless you left us Nile, never to be
Enforcement (City Wide) Pleasant roads in Arcadia memories our family shared. Please continue to forgotten. It has left a hole
Chaney of Lapeer, MI;
REPAIR watch over me, your dad, and the kids. Our love in my heart that can never
•04:16 Assist Lapeer Twp. several nieces and neph- will live on forever in my dreams, as will the life we be fixed. I think of you every
County Sheriff Department •property damage traffic dreamed of building together. day and night. I miss you
(WB I-69/Winslow Rd.) crash in the 5000 block of Love your girls, son.
Over 26 Years Lots of love, Dad

Tri-City Times
•05:31 Welfare Check Lum Rd. in Arcadia Twp. Mama Bear and Baby Addi
(600 block Maple Vista St.) March 10
•12:50 Assist Lapeer •lost property in the 1800
Experience Nile,
It is hard to believe that a full year has passed, and how much has changed
County Sheriff Department block of Force Rd. in Attica in that year. I find comfort in knowing you are watching down on our family and
(4500 block Van Dyke Rd.) Twp. Gem & Diamond not only watching your amazing wife raise your beautiful baby girl but also raising

•12:55 Alarm (400 block •family trouble in the Specialist Douglas, Jack and Emma. Trying to preserve all the wonderful traditions that
you started together as a family. Cole still talks about you and I promise we will
W. First St.) 4000 block of Campbell Rd. never let him forget who his Uncle Nile was and how special he was. Though not
•14:07 Disorderly (1800 in Attica Twp. Downtown Imlay City long enough, we are so thankful and blessed to have had you in our lives. You are
810-724-RUBY our angel in heaven now and as hard as that is for us to understand why here on
block S. Cedar St.) March 11 earth, please rest easy knowing we will live on in honor of you.
•17:11 Alarm (1000 •sick care for medical

Tues.-Fri. 10:30- 5:30 Missing you every day,
block Norlin Dr.) in the 200 block of Sat. 10:30 - 3:00
Ryan, Shelby, Cole and Baby K
•17:42 Private Property Lake Pleasant Rd. in Attica
Damage Accident (1800 Twp. For years I prayed for Jillian to meet someone who would love her and care
block S. Cedar St.) •misdemeanor arrest Tri-City Times for her in a way she deserved to be loved. You, Nile, were an answer to prayer.

•19:07 Suspicious Person warrant in the 700 block of I’m thankful God brought you two together eventhough it was for to short of a
   Published weekly by Delores Z. Heim. Office: time. The love you showed her and Emma was such a gift and they will forever be
(1900 block S. Cedar St.) Van Dyke Rd. in Almont 594 N. Almont Ave. • P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, changed because of it. What is hard to let go of from this earthly life is not know-
•Multiple traffic stops •property damage traffic MI 48444. USPS No. 014440. Additional entry ing what your blended family would look like today. Addie is just perfect and such
were made throughout the crash at I-69 and Lake application pending. a sweet baby girl. She helps heal our greiving hearts. You were an amazing son,
day. Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp.    Subscriptions: $30 per year Lapeer & St.
husband, father and friend. I’m thankful for the time you and the family spent in
South Carolina. We will cherish our memories and I promise to make many more.
•alarms in the 4000 block Clair Counties; Out of Counties $32 per year,
Senior Citizens $27 per year In-County. Out-
Love Aunt Neccie

In Lapeer County: of Peppermill Rd. in Attica of-State mailing $40 per year. Outside USA $60
Complaints handled by Twp. per year. Single Copies 75¢. Dear Nile, we miss you so much. You were Jillian ‘s prince. Thank you for loving
the Lapeer County Sheriff’s •assist motorist at Imlay    Periodicals paid at Imlay City. her, Emma and your beautiful daughter Addie. You were a wonderful husband, fa-
Department, in addition to City and Five Lakes roads in ther, son, coach. We love you to the moon and beyond. You will be forever loved!
   Postmaster please send address changes to GG Babe
traffic stops: Attica Twp. P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI 48444.

Legal Announcements
ATTICA Road, Attica MI 48412. The purpose
of the hearing is to receive public
Written comments may be sent
to the Planning Commission, at the
Receptionist Shannon Hamel’s
Resignation, 8.I. Resolution 2019-3
20th, 2019. Adjournment at 7:30 p.m.
Submitted by Lynn Eutsler, City
Johnson Street; approved unanimous-
ly to approve the bid from Michigan
TOWNSHIP comments regarding a request for address above, prior to the hearing. Bond Issuance, 8.J. DDA Director Clerk. Complete copies of the minutes Pipe & Valve for materials needed to
NOTICE OF PUBLIC special land use and site plan approval Verbal comments will be taken during Dana Walker’s Proclamation, 8.K. are available in the Clerk’s office dur- construct the manhole and leads for
HEARING for a home occupation for TMK the public hearing. H2A Invoice, 8.L. Street Projects, and ing normal business hours or at www. Johnson Street.
SPECIAL LAND USE Wholesalers, requested by Kyle This notice is published pursuant 8.M. Change in Meeting Schedule; imlaycity.org. The meeting adjourned at 9:18
ATTICA TOWNSHIP Manske, on a property zoned AG. to the requirements of Michigan Approved the Consent Agenda with 11-1 p.m.
PLANNING Parcel ID 44-003-012-037-00. The Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act payment of bills in the amount of $ Kimberly J. Keesler
applicant is proposing utilization of a Number 110 of 2006, as amended. 1,386,452.98 as presented. The Clerk/Treasurer

Notice is hereby given that the
class w dealer's license. Nancy Herpolsheimer Commission also approved payment VILLAGE OF Steve Schneider
Attica Township Planning
A copy of the Special Land Use
Site Plan for TKM Wholesalers, 5497
Attica Township Clerk
to Northwest Earth Movers LLC in
the amount of $33,141.50; Approved
A complete copy of the minutes
Commission will hold a public hear- ALMONT VILLAGE
Attica Road, may be examined at the the Road Closures and the use of the is available in the Clerk’s office dur-
ing on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at
Attica Township Hall, Monday City Services of Police, DPW, and COUNCIL ing regular business hours or at www.
7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the
through Friday, except holidays, from EMS during the Busker Festival; REGULAR MEETING almontmichigan.gov
meeting agenda allows, at the Attica
Township Hall, 4350 Peppermill
9 a.m. until 12:00 noon. CITY OF Approved a contract with Umbaugh & FEBRUARY 19, 2019 11-1
IMLAY CITY Associates for the process of issuing
bonds for the Fire Hall Project in the
President Schneider called the
amount of $21,500.00; Approved the Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
MEETING Time Schedule for the March Board Councilmembers present were
MARCH 5, 2019 of Review; Approved the Personnel Biolchini, Dyke, Love, Peltier, IMLAY CITY
2019 – 2020 BUDGET Mayor Joi Kempf called the
Amendment 2019-1 to Michigan Paid
Medical Leave Act, MCL §§408.961
Schneider, Steven C. Schneider, and
Steffler. Staff members present were The City of Imlay City is seek-
HEARING NOTICE meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners present were Demske,
et seq. “Paid Time Off” to Part-Time
employees; Approved adding City
Manager Connors, Clerk/Treasurer
Keesler, Chief of Police Martin, and
ing bids for the sale of a 2002
Chevrolet Avalanche, Bid Proposal
Sadler, Davis, Villanueva, and Clerk to the DDA Façade Grant Loan; DPW Superintendent Treat. forms may be obtained at City Hall,
Ramirez. Also present: City Manager Accepted Receptionist Shannon Communication from GLWA 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI
Tom Youatt, City Clerk/Treasurer Hamel’s Resignation; Approved regarding a public hearing for the 48444. Completed and sealed bid
Lynn Eutsler, Fire Chief Rick Horton Resolution 2019-3 Authorizing proposed fiscal year 2020 water and forms clearly marked “Police Vehicle
and several of his Fire Fighters, City Issuance of 2019 Bonds for the sewerage service charges; approved Bid” must be submitted to City Hall
Chamber Director Shannon Hamel, Construction of the Fire Hall; the agenda, approved the consent no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday,
five members of the community, and Approved Proclamation for Dana agenda with corrections; held the first March 28, 2019. The City reserves
one member of the media. The Walker; Approved payment to H2A reading for the Minor in Possession of the right to accept or reject any or all
Commissioners approved the agenda Architects in the amount of $2,880.00; Tobacco and Vapor Products bids, to waive any irregularities and to
with the addition of New Business as Approved the Meeting Schedule Ordinance; passed unanimously to accept the bid deemed to be in the best
follows: 8.G. DDA Director Dana change for next City Commissioners approve the bid from Kennedy interest of the City.
11-2 Walker’s Resignation, 8.H. meeting from March 19th to March Excavating to construct a manhole on 11-1

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second at
Former Imlay City pole
vault standout leaps to
All-American status
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

IMLAY CITY — Grand Valley

State University’s Carly Livingston,
a graduate of
Imlay City
High School,
registered a
last Saturday at
the NCAA
Division 2
Indoor Track
and Field

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Pittsburg St. GVSU pole
Plaster Center, vaulter Carly
in Pittsburg, Livingston
Jordan Hellmuth, of Capac, drives to the hoop during a Division 3 regional game with Madison Heights Madison. Kansas, is poses with the
where the meet award she won.

Capac bows out in regionals

was contested.
Livingston posted a personal-
best pole vault clearance of 12 feet
10 3/4 inches that day, good enough
for a two-way tie for second along
Chiefs end basketball season with lose to Madison Heights, 53-39 with Grand Valley State University
teammate Elliane Kimes. Both are
By Kevin Kissane Sandusky is where the quick. We did a pretty good Heights Madison that the con- Livingston page 20
Tri-City Times Sports Editor action took place. job slowing them down. I am test was far from over with. It
“We played tough,” Capac proud of the guys and their was there Capac responded to
CAPAC — Madison Coach Brent Boers comment- effort tonight.” the challenge presented them
Heights Madison (21-3) came ed. “Unfortunately, we could In Tuesday’s encounter, with a 16-13 edge, closing the
out on top of a 53-39 verdict not make big shots in the third Capac spotted Madison Heights gap to 25-22 at the halftime
over Capac (15-9) in a Division quarter,” he noted. Madison a 12-6 advantage after break.
3 boys’ regional semifinal bas- “Madison is a very good one quarter. When the action resumed,
ketball encounter on Tuesday, team. They were hard to The second quarter would
March 5. defend and got into transition see Capac remind Madison Regionals page 20

Spartans fall in district finals, 44-30

By Kevin Kissane points and Imlay City manage
Tri-City Times Sports Editor seven, leaving the former with
a 25-11 lead at the halftime
IMLAY CITY — Imlay break.
City wound up one win shy of When the action resumed,
a top district placing they Imlay City fought back with a
hoped to attain, falling 44-30 9-6 third quarter edge. That
to Goodrich in a Division 2 trimmed their deficit to 31-20
girls’ basketball championship with 24 minutes gone.
battle last Friday night. The opening 55 seconds of
North Branch High School quarter four would see Imlay
is where the action unfolded. City inch even closer. It was
With the outcome, Imlay there the Spartans ran off four
Photo by Kevin Kissane

City watches a 15-8 season straight points, making it a

draw to a close. 31-24 ballgame with 7:05
In Friday’s championship remaining.
battle, Goodrich bolted out to Goodrich then responded
an 11-4 advantage after one with a 13-6 run over the next
quarter had ended. seven minutes-plus, good for a
Quarter number two saw Imlay City’s Ana Lengemann looks to score versus
Goodrich accumulate 14 Goodrich in a Division 2 district title clash Friday. Spartans page 20
Photo provided

Times names All-Area boys’ hoop team By Kevin Kissane 24 contests, an average of 17.1
Almont grad Jacob Battani
earned All-American status at
the Division 2 Indoor
Tri-City Times Sports Editor points per game, this winter. Championships recently.

Battani soars to
That left him first on the Capac
TRI-CITY AREA — From squad and second out of those who
start to finish, these players set the earned Tri-City Times All-Area
standard for excellence with their first team accolades.

sixth in nation
play out on the floor. He finishes with 1,209 career
Here is a look at the 2018-19 points, the second best total by a
edition of the Tri-City Times All- boys’ basketball player in school
Area boys’ basketball team and the history.
numbers they generated along the
The 6-9 senior center also
grabbed 324 rebounds. That left Almont athlete among
Jack Kaplan, Dryden.
Kaplan netted 462 points in 22
him with a school-record setting
output of 847 rebounds for his top vaulters at nationals
games, an average of 21.0 points career. By Kevin Kissane
per contest, during the 2018-19 Boers also blocked 101 shots
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
campaign. (equaling a school record he set
That placed him first on the during his junior campaign) and ALMONT — Almont’s Jacob
Dryden squad and out of those finished with a school record-set- Battani provided Grand Valley State
who attained Tri-City Times All- ting total of 277 blocks for his University with a placewinning
Area first team status. career. effort at the NCAA Men’s Division
The 5-8 sophomore guard also In addition to those numbers, 2 Indoor Track and Field
Photo by Kevin Kissane

contributed 92 rebounds, 84 steals Boers handed off 96 assists and Championships last Saturday.
and 44 assists to Dryden’s cause. registered 20 steals. Pittsburg, Kansas is where the
Kaplan ended his second sea- Boers concluded his fourth meet was contested.
son at the varsity level as an All- season on Capac’s varsity as an Battani, a junior, pulled up sixth
North Central Thumb League Stars All-Greater Thumb Conference among pole vault competitors that
Division first team selection. East first team choice. day. He cleared 16 feet 11 inches
Trevor Boers, of Capac, fires up a shot in traf- Trevor Boers, Capac.
fic during a game this past winter. Boers amassed 410 points over All-Area page 20 Battani page 20
Page 18-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 13, 2019

Sports News

Zimmerman plays for Cleveland State

ALMONT — Former an 84, leaving her with a Christi (915), Southern A&M (1,063).
Almont standout Grace 54 hole total of 246. That Illinois (923), Stephen F. Cleveland State
Zimmerman teed it up for placed her Austin (930), Texas Rio University returns to
the Cleveland State tied for sec- Grande Valley (943), action this Sunday through
University women’s golf ond on the Incarnate Word (947), Tuesday when it competes
team at the Islander Cleveland Cleveland State University at the MSU Citrus
Classic recently. State (973), North Dakota and Challenge.
The event was contest- University Texas A&M-Kingsville Red Tail Golf Course,
ed February 25-26 at the squad with (994 each), McLennan in Sorrento, Florida,
Corpus Christi Country Rayna Community College serves as the tournament
Club in Corpus Christi, Oosterhuis (1,026) and Prairie View venue.
Texas. and tied

Rodriguez sparks

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Zimmerman, a fresh- for 30th Zimmerman
man, generated 18-hole overall.
rounds of 82 and 80 on Houston Baptist paced
day one of the event.
The following day
Zimmerman contributed
the 11-team field with an
892. They were followed
by Texas A&M Corpus
Albion to victory
IMLAY CITY — two sin- Dryden’s Ronny Hudson turns up the defen-
Rebecca Rodriguez, a gles, four sive pressure in a game at home this past

Athlete of the Week

graduate of Imlay City RBI, a season.
High School, had a big run scored
day at the plate for the
Albion College softball
team in an 8-1 triumph
as well as
a walk
along the
All-NCTL boys’ squad named
DRYDEN — The fol- North Huron; DeAndre
against Clark University way.
lowing players landed a Morris, North Huron; and
on Tuesday, March 5. Albion
spot on the All-NCTL Jonnard Willie,
North Collier Park in College Rodriguez Stars Division boys’ bas- International Academy of
Naples, Florida is where also ketball lineup which was Flint.
the game was contested. squared off versus Drew announced recently. Honorable mention-
In that battle, Albion that day, falling by a First team- Nathan Ramy Abueita, Genesee;
took advantage of a score of 5-3. Cloyd, Kingston; Jack Dequavio Copeland,
three-run second inning; Drew used a two-run Kaplan, Dryden; Jeffrey International Academy of
a one-run third; a one-run fourth inning and a three- Frost, Mayville; Larry Flint; Brady Czape,
fifth and a three-run sixth run sixth to emerge victo- McLean, International Dryden; Ronny Hudson,
to prevail. rious. Academy of Flint; Evan Dryden; Aaron Koehler,
Clark University’s Albion College Neff, Kingston; and Kingston; Quentin Moss,
Dryden junior basket- Capac senior lone run came during scored one run apiece Gerrius Williams, Genesee; Nathan
ball standout Ronny McKennah Hopkins net- inning number six. during the first, third and International Academy of Schenkel, Dryden; Derek
Hudson was named the ted 15 points, with five Rodriguez, a junior fifth innings.
NCTL’s Defensive Player triples, during a loss to Flint. Snyder, Deckerville; and
of the Year recently. Brown City in a Division third baseman, proved Rodriguez contributed Second team- JaZavion Stevenson,
For his effort, 3 district basketball instrumental to Albion one walk to Albion JaMarrion Fricks, International Academy of
Hudson earns our Boys’ game last week. College’s favorable out- College’s cause there. International Academy of Flint.
Athlete of the Week For her effort, come. She went three With the results, Flint; Hunter James, Defensive Player of
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Girls’ Athlete of the
Week honor. lecting a three-run homer, stands at 3-5 this season. Deckerville; Ty Knoblock, Dryden.
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Girls’ Basketball

Imlay slips by
Powers, 40-36
By Kevin Kissane When the action
Tri-City Times Sports Editor resumed, Flint Powers
fought back with a 12-4
IMLAY CITY — third quarter advantage.
Imlay City earned the right That trimmed their deficit
to compete for a Division 2 to 27-26 with 24 minutes
girls’ basketball district gone.
title, accomplishing the feat Imlay City then out-
with a 40-36 triumph scored Flint Powers 13-10
against Flint Powers in a from that point on, closing
semifinal contest last out a 40-36 win.
Wednesday night. Mary Lengemann led
North Branch High Imlay City with 22 points.
School is where the action The Spartans also had
unfolded. Kayla Louwsma (six
With the outcome, points), Emma Waatti (five,
Imlay City improves to featuring a trey), Kayla
15-7 this season. Rossen (three) plus Ana
In Wednesday’s con- Lengemann and Kendall
test, Imlay City jumped out Sommer (two each) reach
to a 10-5 advantage after the scoring column.

Photo by Rod Soule

Photo by Rod Soule

one quarter was done. Lengemann and

Imlay City then fol- Louwsma added the top
lowed it up with a 13-9 Imlay City rebound out-
second quarter edge, good puts. They pulled down
Imlay City’s Abigail Thibodeau finishes off a for a 23-14 advantage at nine and six rebounds, Imlay City’s Mary Lengemann (R) battles Flint
fastbreak in districts versus Flint Powers. the halftime break. respectively. Powers foe for a loose ball in district action.

Almont season Dryden sees

draws to an end postseason
By Kevin Kissane 24-8 lead at the halftime

path halted
Tri-City Times Sports Editor break.
When the action
ALMONT — Almont resumed, Cros-Lex fol-
concluded their season lowed it up with a 14-0
with a 45-18 loss to Cros- third quarter edge. That
Lex in a Division 2 girls’ left them holding a 38-8 By Kevin Kissane
district basketball semifi- advantage with 24 minutes Tri-City Times Sports Editor
nal clash last Wednesday gone.
night. Almont then outscored
Armada High School is Cros-Lex 10-7 from that DRYDEN — Dryden (16-5)
where the action unfolded. point on, finishing off a saw their postseason path halted,
With the decision, 45-18 win. dropping a 46-33 verdict to Peck
Almont wraps up a 5-16 Grace Johnson (five (17-4) in a Division 4 girls’ dis-
campaign. points, including a trifecta) trict basketball semifinal battle
last Wednesday night.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

In Wednesday’s clash, paced Almont’s scoring

Cros-Lex opened up a 7-4 attack. The Raiders also North Huron High School is
edge after one quarter was had Brandi Kautz, Lizzy where the game took place.
over with. Brandt and Hannah In Wednesday’s battle,
Quarter two would see Landerschier (four points Dryden spotted Peck a 12-6
Cros-Lex generate 17 each) along with Hannah advantage after one quarter was
points and Almont net four, Revoldt (one) reach the Almont’s Skylar Stryker protects the ball from a Cros-Lex foe during done.
good enough to forge a scoring column. their Division 2 district clash last week. Quarter two saw Dryden
bounce back with an 11-10 edge,
Almont’s trimming their deficit to 22-17 at
Lizzy the halftime break.
Brandt When the action resumed,
looks for Peck struck with a 16-10 third
an open
quarter advantage. That left the
Pirates up 38-27 with 24 minutes
during dis-
trict action
last week Peck then outscored Dryden
in Armada. 8-6 the rest of the way, finishing
off a 46-33 win.
For Dryden, Kelli Schenkel
led the way with a 10-point per-
formance. She was backed by
Hannah Peyerk (six points),
Jordan Peters, Ally Sobek and
Natalie Poirier (four each), Ella
Kage (three) and Lexi Seitz
Schenkel (six) and Peyerk
Photo by Kevin Kissane

(five) supplied Dryden’s highest

rebound totals.
Dryden also received five
assists and four steals from Kage.

BWAC announces boys’ basketball all conference selections

TRI-CITY AREA — Second team- Gerrid Nathan Farnsworth, North Team- Tate Shaffer, Cros-
The following players net- Rutledge, North Branch; Branch; Drake Deshetsky, Lex; Colby Schapman,
ted an appearance on the Hunter Medrano, Imlay North Branch; Tate Shaffer, Almont; Hunter Medrano,
All-Blue Water Area City; Stephen McClelland, Cros-Lex; Jake  Noll, Cros- Imlay City; Nathan
Conference boys’ basketball Yale; Tyler Johnson, Cros- Lex; Logan Wilson, Imlay Farnsworth, North Branch;
lineup which was announced
Lex; and Matt Kerrigan,
City; Riley Bertram, Imlay
City; Dayveon Henderson,
and Matthew McClelland,
Yale. 2019 Individual
First team- Riley Bugg, Honorable mention- Richmond; Connor Final Standings- 1)
North Branch; Mark Jaden Geck, Algonac; Beau Cracchiolo, Richmond; Richmond, 13-1; 2) Almont,
Donnellon, Yale; Austin Falkenhagen, Algonac; Matthew McClelland, Yale; 10-4; 3) Cros-Lex, and Yale,
Watt, Almont; Drew Davis, Gabe Bourdeau, Almont; and Paul Donnellon, Yale. 9-5 each; 5) North Branch,
Richmond; Hunter Soper, Atte Vuoristo, Almont; MVP- Riley Bugg, 8-6; 6) Imlay City, 5-9; 7)
Cros-Lex; Jackson Allen, Connor Mackenzie, Armada; North Branch. Armada, 2-12; and 8)
Cros-Lex. Eric Keding, Armada; All-BWAC Defensive Algonac, 0-14.

Leagues For
Stats and Standings
$ 00 The 2019
BOYS’ Schapman (A)
Vuoristo (A)
22 134 6.1
22 130 5.9
Peyerk (D)
P Avg.
256 12.8
BASKETBALL M. Lengemann (IC) 19 222 11.7 Kage (D) 20 90 4.5
Louwsma (IC) 18 160 8.9

c a s creek
STAT LEADERS STEALS Blue Water Area Conference
Johnson (A) 12 94 7.2
Peyerk (D)
Peters (D)
20 56 2.8
20 42 2.1
G S Avg. Team League Overall Kautz (A) 13 90 6.9
SCORING Kaplan (D) 22 84 3.8 Almont 10-4 14-8
G P Avg. Bourdeau (A) 22 46 2.1 Imlay City 5-9 10-12
Peters (D) 20 135 6.8
Kaplan (D) 22 462 21.0 REBOUNDING
Boers (C) 24 410 17.1 ASSISTS Greater Thumb Conference TEAM STANDINGS
Capac 8-4 15-9 G R Avg.
Watt (A) 22 334 15.2 G A Avg. Kautz (A) 13 84 6.5 Blue Water Area Conference
Hellmuth (C) 24 291 12.1 Boers (C) 24 96 4.0 Sobek (D) 20 115 5.8 Team League Overall
North Central Thumb League
Vuoristo (A) 22 233 10.6 Bourdeau (A) 22 84 3.8 Rossen (IC) 19 107 5.6 Imlay City 11-3 13-7
Team League Overall
Czape (D)
Schenkel (D)
Hellmuth (C) 24 68 2.8
Dryden 8-4 15-7 Almont 1-13 5-15 GOLF CLUB
Hudson (D) 22 55 2.5
Sawyers (C) 24 152 6.3 Vuoristo (A) 22 53 2.4 G S Avg. Greater Thumb Conference
Bourdeau (A) 22 134 6.1 Sawyers (C) 24 56 2.3 GIRLS’ Kage (D) 20 94 4.7 Capac 4-8 5-15

Watt (A) 22 51 2.3
BASKETBALL Louwsma (IC) 18 80 4.4
North Central Thumb League

Farias (A) 22 51 2.3 Kautz (A) 13 44 3.4
G R Avg. Barker (C) 24 53 2.2 STAT LEADERS Johnson (A) 13 35 2.7 Team League Overall
Boers (C) 24 324 13.5 Asaro (A) 22 46 2.1 Revoldt (A) 13 29 2.2 Dryden 10-4 16-4
Schenkel (D) 22 139 6.3 Kaplan (D) 22 44 2.0 SCORING Peyerk (D) 20 41 2.1
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Regionals: three trifectas) led the way

with double digit point
from page 17 totals. Trevor Boers (five
points, with a triple), Hank
Madison Heights Madison Barker (five) plus Jakob
bounced back with a 17-4 Sawyers and Brendan Falco
third quarter advantage. (two each) supported their
That staked them to a 42-26 performances.
lead with 24 minutes gone. Boers posted the top
Capac then put together Capac rebound output. He

Photo by Kevin Kissane

a 13-11 fourth quarter rally, pulled down 20 missed
only to drop a 53-39 verdict shots.
when the final scores were In addition to those
tallied. numbers, Boers contrubut-
For Capac, Jordan ed nine blocked shots and
Capac’s Casey Bollaert looks for an open Hellmuth (14) and Joe seven assists to Capac’s
teammate during regional play last week. Montney (11, including cause.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Kayla Louwsma, of Imlay City, looks to score
in the district title game versus Goodrich.

Spartans: way.
Imlay City had four
from page 17 other players reach the scor-
ing column that evening.
44-30 triumph at night’s Their ranks consisted of
end. Ana Lengemann (five
For Imlay City, Mary points, including a trifecta),
Lengemann led the way Emma Waatti and Kayla
with 11 points. Lengemann Rossen (five each) along
drained a triple along the with Kayla Louwsma (four).
Photo by Kevin Kissane

from page 17
Dryden’s Jack Kaplan drives to the hoop during a NCTL encounter this past winter. en route.
For his performance,
All-Area: Times announces top hoop selections Battani earned All-
American (reserved for the
from page 17 top-eight finishers in the
event) accolades.
Austin Watt, Almont Central Missouri fresh-
Watt managed 334 points in man Vincent Hobbie took
22 games, an average of 15.2 event honors, thanks to a
points per contest, during the clearance of 17 feet 7 inch-
2018-19 campaign. es.
Kaplan That placed him first on the With Battani’s help,
Almont squad and third out of Grand Valley State
those who attained Tri-City University ranked fourth
Times All-Area first team sta- when the final team stand-
tus. ings were announced. Jacob Battani is an All-
The 6-0 senior guard also They amassed 33.25 points American for the sec-
handed off 51 assists, grabbed along the way. ond straight season.
46 rebounds and registered 40
Watt finished his third sea-
son at the varsity level as an Livingston: State won the national
title with 87 points.
All-Blue Water Area Conference from page 17 Grand Valley State
first team pick. University occupied sec-
Jordan Hellmuth, Capac. sophomores. ond, thanks to an output
Hellmuth supplied 291 For their respective of 64 points. Lincoln,
points over 24 contests, an aver- performances, Livingston Missouri placed third with
age of 12.1 points per game, this and Kimes attained All- 47 points. Alaska
winter. American (reserved for Anchorage (34 points), St.
That left him second on the the top-eight finishers in Augustine’s (25),
Watt Capac squad and fourth out of the event) status. Pittsburg State (22) West
those who earned Tri-City Sophomore Haven Texas A&M (21),
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Times All-Area first team acco- Lander, of Pittsburg State, Missouri Southern and
lades. took event honors. University Colorado-
The 6-0 senior guard also Lander cleared 13 feet 2 Colorado Springs (19
pulled down 91 rebounds, hand- 1/2 inches en route. each) plus San Francisco
ed off 68 assists, furnished 33 When the final teams State (18) notched top-ten
steals and blocked four shots. Almont’s Austin Watt defends against a Marysville foe were announced, Adams team showings as well.
Hellmuth completed his in their Division 2 district basketball game.
Hellmuth third season on Capac’s varsity
as an All-Greater Thumb Ronny Hudson, Dryden. Czape, Dryden; Jakob Sawyers,
Conference East first team Hudson managed 103 points Capac; Hank Barker, Capac;
selection. in 22 games, an average of 4.7 Logan Wilson, Imlay City; and
Hunter Medrano, Imlay points per contest, during the Lonnie Wolford, Imlay City.
City. 2018-19 campaign. Honorable mention- Colby
Medrano generated 218 That placed him fourth on Schapman, Almont; Joe
points over 20 contests, an aver- the Dryden squad and seventh Montney, Capac; Rafael Farias,
age of 10.9 points per game, this out of those who attained Tri- Almont; and Cameron Asaro,
Vuoristo winter. City Times All-Area first team Almont.
That left him first on the status. Coach of the Year- Capac’s
Imlay City squad and fifth out The 6-0 junior guard also Brent Boers, who directed his
of those who earned Tri-City pulled down 68 rebounds, hand- team to a top Division 3 district
Times All-Area first team acco- ed off 55 assists and registered finish, a 15-9 overall record and
lades. 31 steals. an 8-4 mark pitted against
The 6-5 junior forward/cen- Hudson ended his second Greater Thumb Conference East
ter also pulled down 147 season at the varsity level as the rivals earns Tri-City Times All-
rebounds, blocked 35 shots, recipient of NCTL Stars Area Coach of the Year acco-
Medrano handed off 14 assists and regis- Division Defensive Player of lades.
tered 12 steals. the Year accolades as well as an He shares that honor with
Medrano concluded his sec- All-North Central Thumb Almont Coach John Hall, who
ond season at the varsity level League Stars Division honor- guided the Raiders to a 14-8
as an All-Blue Water Area able mention selection. overall mark and a 10-4 Blue
Conference second team choice Second team- Gabe Water Conference showing
and All-BWAC Defensive team Bourdeau, Almont; Nathan (which was good for second
pick. Schenkel, Dryden; Brady place).
Atte Vuoristo, Almont.
Hudson Vuoristo amassed 233
points in 22 games, an average
of 10.6 points per contest, dur-
ing the 2018-19 campaign.
That placed him second on
the Almont squad and sixth out
of those who attained Tri-City
Times All-Area first team sta-
Boers The 6-3 junior guard also
pulled down 132 rebounds,
handed off 53 assists and con-
Photo by Kevin Kissane

tributed 33 steals to Almont’s

Photo provided

Vuoristo wrapped up his
first season at the varsity level
as an All-Blue Water Area Imlay City grad Carly Livingston participates in
Conference honorable mention Almont’s Atte Vuoristo advances the ball up the floor the pole vault for Grand Valley at the NCAA Div.
Hall choice. during a game this past season. 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Page 21-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 13, 2019

Rural Lifestyles
Eschenburgs carry on winning tradition
By Maria Brown the homestead his dad pur-
mbrown@pageone-inc.com chased back in 1950.
“Now I’ve got to try
TRI-CITY AREA — and do it again next year.”
Once again, local corn On average, Randy
growers fared well in 2018 plants about 500 acres of
yield contests with several corn, 500-600 acres of soy-
earning state-level awards. beans, 200 acres of wheat,
Almont Township’s plus harvests some hay.
Randy Eschenburg was a Randy was honored
state winner in the National first at the DEKALB/
Corn Yield Contest, taking Asgrow 2018 Yield Chasers
first place in Michigan in event at the J.W. Marriott in
the Non-Irrigated Division Grand Rapids in February
A contest with 294.6 bush- 9.
els per acre. As part of his award,
Randy is now the third Randy earned a trip to the
generation of Eschenburgs Commodity Classic in

Photo provided
to earn a yield contest tro- Orlando, Florida last week,
phy. His dad, Fred, came where he was recognized
out on top in the 1956 again.

Photo by Maria Brown

Almont-area contest orga- Randy was one of 12 Fred Eschenburg, right, receives his 1956
nized by the Cooperative Star of the West Emmett Champion Corn Grower trophy for having the
Extension Service with 114 customers to nab an award highest yield—114 bushels—among Almont-
bushels per acre. Randy’s at the Michigan Yield area growers.
son, Bryon, earned a third Chasers event. Carrying on a family tradition, Randy
place trophy back in 2016 Other local winners Allenton, Dale Zehr of Jay Ferguson of Yale. Eschenburg was one of the top Michigan
too. included Alvin Ferguson of Attica, Gerry Opificius of “I’d like to thank Star growers in the 2018 National Corn Yield
“I did nothing special,” Allenton, Deb Ferguson of Capac, Mike Opificius of of the West for everything Contest, registering more than 294 bushels
Randy said of his high- Allenton, Ron Parks of Yale, Ben Zimba of Deford, and especially salesman per acre on his Almont Twp. farm.
yielding field located on Allenton, Mitchell Parks of Jesse Zimba of Deford and Carl Welch for his help
with the contest,” Randy shapes the future of the first, second and third place
said. industry,” said Roger awards at the state level,
According to the Zylstra, chair of NCGA’s with 32 yielding more than
National Corn Growers Stewardship Action Team. 300 bushels per acre.
Association (NCGA), fac- “Contest winners, at “We are proud to part-
tors like improved seed the state and national lev- ner with innovative farmers
varieties, advanced produc- els, find innovative ways to who have a passion for suc-
tion techniques and innova- help their fellow farmers cess and a focus on high
tive growing practices, help excel in a variety of situa- performance,” said Pete
farmers across the country tions. Emphasizing innova- Uitenbroek, U.S.
to achieve impressive tion both from growers and DEKALB®, Asgrow and
yields. The National Corn technology providers, our Deltapine Market Lead.
Yield Contest is now in its contest enables us to meet “DEKALB continues to
54th year and remains the growing demand for provide superior products
NCGA’s most popular pro- food, feed, fuel and fiber.” with exclusive genetics,
Photo provided

gram for members. According to a press developed by our industry-

“While participating in release from DEKALB, leading breeding program,
friendly competition, yield corn growers using their to help farmers across
U.S. Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan presented the awards at the Michigan contest participants create seed captured 9 of the 18 America maximize yield
Yield Chaser event and posed for a photo with local winners. and share information that national awards and 164 and profit potential.”

Lapeer Farm Bureau plans tours SEND US YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Tri-City Times
LAPEER COUNTY offer this opportunity for Production: beef farm tour, P.O. Box 278 • Imlay City, MI 48444 or
Fax to 810-724-8552 or email to tct@pageone-inc.com
— Are you a mom that moms to participate in our visit with processor, nutri- or www.tricitytimes-online.com
wants to learn more about farm tours and educational tionist & veterinarian
modern food production? discussions. The only thing •August date to be
Then the Lapeer County we ask in return is that they determined: Harvest
Farm Bureau hopes you’ll reflect on their experiences Dinner on the Farm
sign up to participate in during the tours with a All tours will begin and
their From Field and Farm minimum of one blog post, conclude at the Lapeer
to Family program, a series social media post or County Farm Bureau
of five food-centered tours written article and allow office, with transportation
in Lapeer County. Lapeer County Farm from the office for all tours
Organizers say the Bureau to share links to provided, as well as com-
From Field and Farm to your posts.” plimentary lunch during
Family program seeks to The tentative schedule the tour days. Lapeer
help moms find factual is as follows: County Farm Bureau will
information about how •March 26: Focus be providing a stipend to
food is produced. panel: nutritionist and gro- each participant each day
“We will be highlight- cery store tour; maple they attend, to help cover
ing locally grown and pro- syrup farm tour travel, child care and any
duced products, through •May 7: Spring expenses associated with
the tours and meal prepara- Planting: seed facility, participating in our pro-
tion, offering recipes, dem- grain mill, crop farm tour gram.
onstrations, meal planning •June 11: Produce: pro- For more information,
tips and locations to buy duce farm tour, produce contact Lapeer County
local,” organizers said in packing facility, dairy farm Farm Bureau at 810-664-
an online post. tour 9712 or lapeercounty@
“We are pleased to •July 9: Meat ctyfb.com.

Expect signs of fish winterkill

TRI-CITY AREA — systems, again using up
Winter conditions—very dissolved oxygen through
cold temperatures and the decay of vegetation and
heavy snow over ice, for organic materials in sedi-
example—can kill fish and ments.
other aquatic creatures like “Fish and other aquatic
turtles, frogs, toads and life typically die in late
crayfish. When ice and winter but may not be
snow start to melt in the noticed until a month after
spring, it’s likely that peo- the ice melts, because the
ple will begin to discover dead fish are temporarily
those deaths. preserved on the lake bot-
“Winterkill is the most tom by the cold water.
common type of fish kill,” Once the water warms up,
said Gary Whelan, the bacterial activity results in
DNR Fisheries Division’s the dead fish coming to the
research manager. surface,” Whelan said.
“As the season chang- “Fish also are affected
es, it can be common in by rapid water temperature The DNR asks resi-
shallow lakes, ponds, changes due to unseason- dents to report winter
streams and canals. These ably warm weather, leading kills of 25 or more fish
kills are localized and typi- to stress and sometimes so that specimens can
cally don’t affect the over- mortality.” be analyzed by their
all health of fish popula- Fish can get easily staff.
tions or fishing quality.” stressed as they often have
Shallow lakes with low energy reserves in late also can contact local DNR
excess vegetation and soft winter and food is scarce. offices. It’s important to
bottoms are prone to win- That equals less adaptabil- report observations as soon
terkill. When aquatic vege- ity to low oxygen and tem- as possible, allowing fish-
tation under ice and snow perature swings. eries staff to collect the
dies from lack of sunlight, Anyone spotting a fish best-quality fish for analy-
it uses up dissolved oxygen kill in larger quantities - 25 sis.
as it decays, and that cre- fish or more - should report For more information,
ates fish kill conditions. it using the Sick or Dead visit Michigan.gov/
Canals in urban areas also Aquatic Species form FishHealth or contact Gary
are susceptible due to run- available under the fish Whelan, 517-284-5840 or
off and pollution from icon at Michigan.gov/ Elyse Walter, 517-284-
roads and lawns and septic EyesInTheField. People 5839.
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The first-ever Mardi Gras Celebration in downtown Imlay City was held last Tuesday,
March 5. The event was organized by Julie Welch, founder of Million Dreams Studio
in Imlay City, and included a parade, art, crafts and activities for the kids, free paczki,
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Photo by Tom Wearing

Photo by Tom Wearing

Pet Parade winner

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‘Vinnie’ the dachshund Mardi Gras parade held last Tuesday in downtown Imlay City. The event,
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Imlay City artist Emma Auger creates Mardi
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