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Almont Board George Wise

Liara at

to decide Weston
Friday dur-

bus proposal ing the


In remembrance
Area communities mark
on Thursday Helping
make the
were Liara’s
Memorial Day, Bus drivers’ counter-proposal mom Janine
...see page 7 and grand-
on table for consideration ma Sallie.
By Tom Wearing

Photo by Maria Brown


ALMONT — Almont school bus drivers will

find out on Thursday, May 30, if they can keep
their jobs as members of the Almont Education

Special surprise
Support Personnel Association (AESPA).
At 7 p.m. tomorrow, the Almont Board of
Education will vote on a proposal from Dean
Transportation of Lansing to provide school bus
services for a period of five years.

for first grader

The Board had planned to vote on the matter
at their May 20 meeting, but opted to postpone a
decision until AESPA members had one last

Mission possible opportunity to negotiate a deal with the district.

Photo by Maria Brown

Based on Dean’s proposal, the district could
save about $100,000 during the second year of the
Retired psychologist to
offer insights at meeting, contract. Lt. George Wise reunites with
According to school officials, Dean’s proposal
...see page 5 would allow current drivers to retain their posi- daughter at Weston Elementary Students displayed
tions at equal or greater pay and with benefits, By Maria Brown ond annual Silent patriotic artwork for
should they choose to make the transition. mbrown@pageone-inc.com Dismissal in honor of Friday’s event in honor
Many bus drivers have expressed opposition to Memorial Day, was her dad of Memorial Day.
the proposed outsourcing of their jobs; saying they IMLAY CITY — George Wise, a lieutenant
will sacrifice at least some of their retirement ben- Friday was a special day in the United States Air him until next month when
efits, while relinquishing local control. for students and staff at Force, who was able to he completes his duties in
On May 20, AESPA representative Marty Weston Elementary. It was make a surprise visit home Florida and their family–
Zmiejko convinced a majority of board members extra special for first grader to Michigan for the holiday which includes mom and
to table the vote. Liara Wise, she just didn’t weekend. wife, Janine–relocates to
Zmiejko said the current drivers were willing know it until the final bell Lt. Wise, who’s a 2007 Georgia.
to negotiate a counter-proposal that would imme- rang. Imlay City High School “I’m happy to be home
diately save the district about $109,000. There, among the gath- graduate, is currently train- even if only for a little
Contacted on Tuesday morning, Zmiejko said ering of active duty mili- ing in Florida and Liara while...every day counts,”
a counter-offer has been presented to the school tary and veterans partici- thought she wouldn’t have
board for its consideration. pating in the school’s sec- been able to reunite with Surprise page 6

Top Ten “We submitted a proposal to administration

last week that involved significant wage conces-
sions,” said Zmiejko. “Beyond that, I’m not at lib- To see a video of Friday’s surprise reunion of the Wise family,
Spotlight on Capac’s
Top Ten graduates,
erty to give details.” visit the Tri-City Times Facebook page.
...see page 8

Eagle Scout
Polly Ann trail
Imlay student-athlete
builds benches for Trail
Spartans win By Catherine Minolli
Imlay City girls dominate
Photo by Maria Brown

to earn BWAC title, IMLAY CITY — While training for the

...see page 17 high school cross country season, athlete
Colin Heeke found something amiss as he
ran along the Polly Ann Trail.
A seasoned runner who’s jogged along
TRI-CITY Capac Schools’ Shannon Komoroski, Kari Bastian and Tami Zimmer have helped
turn a portion of the High School’s Media Center into a space where Virtual stu-
many paths and trails, Colin noticed that
the Polly Ann Trail lacked benches for peo-
dents can study and collaborate.
TIMES ple to rest or simply sit and enjoy the view.

Libraries, transformed
He decided to do something about that,
and in so doing earned his Eagle Scout des-
ONLINE Enhances page 6

tricitytimes-online.com High schools transition to ‘media centers,’ ‘makers space’

By Maria Brown Today, both the volume of studies on the school campus.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com books and technology has That space is adjacent to
changed and those library/
media center spaces have
another Virtual program class-
High school libraries aren’t taken on even more dynamic The school requires fewer
what they used to be.
facebook.com Wall to wall bookshelves
identities. desktop computers since
they’ve given laptops to stu-
/Tricitytimes/ have been pared down, the •••••
dents as part of their “one-to-
latest fiction titles have top Capac High School’s one” device program.
billing over traditional refer- Media Center is full of activi- The library underwent an
Photo by Catherine Minolli

ence material and collabora- ty on a given school day. overhaul this summer. Staff
The Tri-City Times tion—talking, building and Currently the space is shared members sorted through the
is printed on sharing—means that space between high school students library’s existing collection
recycled paper isn’t always quiet. and staff and the Capac and weeded out outdated
To be fair, transition isn’t Virtual Education Program. titles. Bastian also decided to
especially new for these spac- The library space has been move the school’s collection
es. Many area schools began modernized but still features of fiction books to the front of Colin Heeke and his dad Don Heeke,
referring to their library-like lots of books and a variety of the library where they’d be sister Hannah and grandmother Jeri
spaces as “media centers” seating options. What had more visible. Mozden pose for photo at one of two
once they started carving out been a computer lab is now “Ninety percent of the benches Colin created that were
spaces for technology in their utilized by Virtual students recently installed along the Polly
libraries, like computers. who do some or all of their Transformed page 6 Ann Trail.
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Photos by Maria Brown

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or Choir to present Lion King Jr.

Imlay City 8th graders take stage on Saturday, June 1
By Maria Brown Lion King Jr. matinee will be geared Saturday’s show is sure
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Two performances toward youngsters and to delight attendees of all
will be held that day—a 3 include a ‘Meet and ages.
See the Imlay City
p.m. matinee and 7:30
p.m. evening show—at
Greet’ with cast members
in costume. Additionally,
Tickets are $10 for
adults and $5 for stu-
ALMONT CAPAC METAMORA Middle School 8th grade the Imlay City High a special seating area will dents.
798-3946 395-4366 678-3655 choir perform on stage School Auditeria. be provided directly in This activity is
this Saturday, June 1, Choir director Alan front of the stage. supported by Michigan
when they present The Demski said the 3 p.m. Looking to entertain Youth Arts and the
guests in town for Michigan Council for

Sunday’s graduation cer- Arts and Cultural
emonies? Demski said Affairs.

See 8th
grade choir

members in
familiar Lion
at their two

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On the path to support others

Dryden woman launches support group for scleroderma, auto-immune patients
By Catherine Minolli could help. She found There is no cure, but feel like somebody gets it
cminolli@pageone-inc.com one—Dr. Ronald Fogel, a there are a variety of treat- and understands them and
gastroenterologist with a ments available that can what they’re going
DRYDEN — Peggy practice in Chesterfield. ease symptoms and through,” she says. “We
Collins was looking for “This doctor is amaz- improve quality of life. want them to know there is
answers, and they wouldn’t ing,” Peggy says. “His In some, scleroderma research being done, and to
come easily. nurses don’t take your affects just the skin. In oth- know when they have a
She wasn’t feeling medical history, he sits ers, like Peggy, the disease bad day they can call
well. She was having trou- down with you and takes harms internal organs and somebody in the support
ble keeping food down and it.” the digestive system. group and we will be
couldn’t figure out why. Along with conducting The journey toward there.”
She’d gone to a variety a thorough physical, Dr. diagnosis and managing Peggy says they aim to

Photo provided
of doctors, including a gas- Fogel took time with Peggy the disorder led Peggy support families and care-
troenterologist, and was and asked a lot of ques- down a new path. Along takers of the patient as
getting nowhere. It was tions. with the Scleroderma well, because “it’s hard and
frustrating, and depressing. After the evaluation, he Foundation, she is launch- when you’re not feeling
Peggy began to question began to suspect she may ing a support group to help well and mad at the world, Support group founder Peggy Collins with
herself. have scleroderma and others battling with auto- you tend to take it out on sons Jesse, Joseph, and Zachery.
“I began to feel like a arranged for a test. immune disease. the people closest to you.”
hypochondriac,” she says. Sure enough, Dr. Fogel The Scleroderma and Peggy hopes people importance of exercise. life,” Peggy continues.
‘The doctor said ‘just take was right. Auto Immune Disease from across the Tri-City “This is not a boo hoo “We’re giving them the
a Nexium and you’ll be According to the Mayo Group will meet the sec- area whose lives have been group,” Peggy says. “This tools to take their power
fine.’” Clinic website, “scleroder- ond Saturday of every affected by scleroderma is a group well equipped to back.”
But she wasn’t. She ma (sklair-oh-DUR-muh) month beginning June 8 and other auto-immune be warriors with all the For more information
lost weight—a lot of is a group of rare diseases from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the diseases will find support information they need. about the Scleroderma and
weight. In less than a year, that involve the hardening Dryden Village Office, and information in the “We’re not saying ‘it’s Auto Immune Disease
her weight plummeted and tightening of the skin 5602 Main Street. group. Each month, a new okay to sit around and let Group call Peggy Collins
from around 200 pounds to and connective tissues.” Peggy says the aim of topic will be covered. this disease take over your at 810-417-0926.
less than 125. The auto-immune dis- the group is to help people Subjects like fatigue, the
Determined to figure ease affects mostly women, with scleroderma and other link between PTSD and
out what was going on, and most commonly occurs auto-immune disorders auto-immune diseases,
Peggy, now 52, continued between the ages of 30 feel less alone. self-care, and medications
to search for a doctor who and 50. “We hope people will are on the list, as is the

Commission approves budget

City leaders agree to create savings account for fire truck 2015; and 1.79 mills
approved by voters to con-
By Tom Wearing $10,000 line item to the $100,000 in the city’s struct a new fire hall.
twearing@pageone-inc.com 2019-2020 budget for a MERS (Municipal The original August
new fire truck. Employees Retirement 2018 ballot language called
IMLAY CITY — City Davis’ motion was System) account. for a millage rate of 2.0463-
commissioners on Tuesday, approved at the time by a Youatt said the city’s mill for 20 years.
May 21 approved a new 5-2 vote, with Mayor Joi strong, $2.8 million fund Recent increased prop-
balanced budget for 2019- Kempf and Commissioner balance, a $3 million erty values and continued
2020, but not before Kelly Villanueva opposed. increase in taxable value strong fund balances have
rescinding a vote approved On Tuesday, Youatt and a lower-than-expected enabled the city to reduce
at its previous meeting to suggested that setting up a millage rate has resulted in the fire hall millage rate to
create a $10,000 line item more substantial account the city being in a more 1.79 mills, resulting in an
to set aside funds for a new for a fire truck purchase favorable financial posi- overall savings to taxpay-
fire truck. would be preferable to set- tion. ers.
At the recommendation ting aside a comparatively “Our current financial Water/sewer separation
of City Manager Tom small amount as a line item situation is strong enough Youatt noted the big-
Youatt, commissioners addition to the budget. that we can do it,” said gest change to the new bud-
unanimously agreed to a “This is the proper way Youatt. “We have sufficient get is separating the city’s
three-pronged motion to: to do it,” said Youatt. “If fund balance to cover both former water/sewer fund
rescind the earlier vote; we’re going to set aside MERS and the fire truck into two separate funds.
approve the city’s original- funds for a major purchase, account.” “We’ve needed to sepa-
ly presented fiscal year this is the kind of commit- Youatt informed com- rate those funds,” said
budget; and direct the man- ment we need to make.” missioners that the 2019- Youatt. “The city has con-
ager to establish a $100,000 Commissioner Al 2020 balanced budget templated doing this in pre-
savings account to fund the Ramirez questioned wheth- includes revenues totaling vious fiscal years.
eventual purchase of a new er the city is in the position $7.3 million and expendi- “With our recent appli-
fire truck. to afford placing such a tures just short of $7.2 mil- cation for a USDA Rural
On May 7, commis- large amount ($100,000) in lion. Development for grant/loan
sioners broke from proto- a dedicated account. The budget includes an funding to reconstruct
col, when during Youatt’s “I think we need to be operating millage rate of Fourth Street (from M-53
Manager ’s Report, careful how we approach 17.7217 mills; along with west to the Polly Ann Trail),
Commissioner Stu Davis’ this,” said Ramirez, noting 2.275 mills for roads and we are now forced to sepa-
made a motion to add a the city is putting another sidewalks approved in rate these funds.”

Dog ordinance is amended in Capac

By Maria Brown earlier this year when dog states that no one should have the work complete
mbrown@pageone-inc.com feces was found multiple let their dog “defecate on sometime in July.
times on downtown side- land owned by another or •The council approved
CAPAC — The vil- walks. After consulting on public land unless such a $2,350 quote from
lage council has adopted their attorney Al Francis, person immediately Waldorf and Sons to
an ordinance amendment the council voted at their removes the feces and vactor all the village’s lift
penalizing anyone who May 6 meeting to amend places it in a refuse dis- stations and remove excess
doesn’t clean up after their chapter 4 to level civil posal container to which sludge.
dog. infractions against anyone he/she is authorized to

Residents registered who violates the ordinance. use.” Additionally, all dogs
complaints with the village The amended language should be on a leash and
the owner “should be in
possession of a bag or
Noffert other container or other

visible means for remov-

ing dog feces.”
Existing ordinance lan-
guage related to dogs
already stipulated that dogs
810.683.5516 can’t run at large and must
be on a fixed leash no lon-

ger than six feet.
In other meeting mat-

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Second & Stone, High Moon set to perform June 14-15

By Tom Wearing


open daily Imlay City Area Chamber
of Commerce has signed
up some local talent to
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Saturday nights at the
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Fest on June 14-15.
 Chamber Director
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that “High Moon” and
586291-3241 “Second & Stone” will
perform inside the Rotary

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and Saturday, respectively.
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Fireworks ordinance set for approval

By Benjamin Stalker immediately preceding Evaluation
tct@pageone-inc.com Memorial Day until Village Council mem-
11:45 p.m. on each of bers went into closed ses-
ALMONT — The those days, June 29 to sion on Tuesday to conduct
Village Council last July 4 until 11:45 p.m. an evaluation of Clerk/
Tuesday held its first on each of those days, Treasurer Kim Keesler.
reading of Ordinance #207, July 5, if that date is a Once back from
an ordinance that will Friday or Saturday, until closed session, which last-
ensure that the village 11:45 p.m. The Saturday ed around 25 minutes,
becomes compliant with and Sunday immediately Village Council members
new Michigan laws regard- preceding Labor Day until amended Keesler’s contract
ing fireworks. 11:45 p.m. on each of those to an annual salary of
The ordinance will ban days. $68,000 and increased PTO
fireworks from being The ordinance is time to 20 days for a 3 year
discharged in the village expected to pass after its term.
with the following days second reading, which is Village Manager Mike
and times as exceptions: slated for the next regular Connors said he appreci-
December 31 until 1 Village Council meeting on ates Keesler’s hard work
a.m. on January 1, the June 4. and dedication to the
Saturday and Sunday Clerk/Treasurer Village of Almont.

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The importance of a mission in life

Retired psychologist to his share thoughts at June 5 event in Imlay
By Catherine Minolli tance of a mission in
cminolli@pageone-inc.com life—at the Wednesday,
June 5 meeting of the
IMLAY CITY — It Imlay Conversation Salon
seems the road to self- at Maple Vista, where he
knowledge and fulfillment resides.
should be obvious and Doors open at 6:30
smooth, but that isn’t p.m., the conversation fol-
always the case. lows at 7 p.m. All are
Sometimes the path welcome, there is no
unfolds in unexpected charge to attend. Adult
ways; other times it seems beverages and snacks are
easier to veer off course, also welcome and encour-
or to simply coast. aged.
Aubrey Crawford Crawford also hopes
knows these things. A to touch on the prevailing

Photo provided
retired clinical psycholo- anxiety that has permeat-
gist with a background in ed modern culture. He
Christian ministry, calls this invasive feeling
Crawford’s mission these “pre-game jitters.” Aubrey Crawford recites the Gettysburg
days is to encourage oth- “We don’t know where Address at the 2018 Lapeer County’s Got
ers to recognize the impor- the world is heading and Talent Show. His performance earned him a
tance of having their own we are all in the locker first place in his category.
mission in life, at all ages room of life about to head
and stages of it. out onto the field,” support one another in welcomes people from
In his 90s, Crawford
continues to work with
Crawford says. “We don’t
know exactly what we
reaching those goals.
Maple Vista is located
around the area. The aim
is to get to know each
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November 2019 bond pro-
posal and then facilitators
School, new entrances at
Weston and Borland, new
bonds associated with the
1993 construction of the Churchill Insurance Agency
planned to host a focus
group to gather insights
about a potential bond
would gather feedback
from participants.
District leaders, with
computers, parking lot
repairs and more.
current high school are
paid off. The district could
ask voters, through a bal- 800-865-6981
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The board tasked
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Photo by Tom Wearing

Photo by Maria Brown
Imlay City students in Angela Koss’s English class have easy access to
books within the classroom. Imlay City Ford President’s Award
Transformed: Now ‘media centers’ Ford Regional Manager Bob Smythe (center) presents the company’s
prestigious ‘President’s Award’ to Imlay City Ford Lincoln-Mercury on
from page 1 including a coffee table trict leaders announced Tuesday. Present for the occasion were LaFontaine family members
books checked out are fic- with floor chairs. their intention to turn their Arie LaFontaine, Paul LaFontaine, Sr., Paul LaFontaine, Jr. and Alex
tion so we wanted to make “For some people it Media Center into a LaFontaine. The presentation marked the sixth time the Imlay City
those books more accessi- hurts to sit in a desk all “Maker Space” where stu- dealership has earned the coveted award. Smythe hailed the top-
ble,” said Kari Bastian, day,” Virtual Education dents can do hands-on selling dealership for its outstanding ownership, management, ser-
media specialist and virtual Specialist Tami Zimmer projects and collaborate vice and for its high level of customer satisfaction over decades of
program aide. said. with their peers in a setting operation. Paul LaFontaine Jr. acknowledged his father, Paul
As part of the revamp, Zimmer hopes they can that models contemporary LaFontaine Sr. for having set the bar high, along with Imlay City
staff also brought in new, eventually incorporate a work environments. Ford’s 50-person sales, service and office staff for their hard work and
“It’s not a maker space support. He also thanked the thousands of customers whose support
quite yet but our hope is to and loyalty over the years has made the dealership one of the best in
grow it into that as the nation. Imlay City Ford Lincoln-Mercury is located at 1788 S.Cedar
resources become avail- St. (M-53) in Imlay City. Call the dealership at 810-724-5900.
able,” he said.
Eddy notes the transi-
tion was also intended to
get more general, every
day use out of the space.
“The library has been
underutilized and we want-
ed teachers and students to
use it more,” he said.
Photo by Maria Brown

Where rows of book-

shelves used to stand are
now groupings of tables

Photo by Maria Brown

and chairs, intended to
help groups meet and col-
Students Edwin Weed and Chris Maher enjoy laborate.
the new layout and seating in Capac High Teachers and students
School’s Media Center. utilize it when their class-
room’s just too crowded Weston students file past special guests—active duty military and veter-
more comfortable seating makerspace where students for certain projects, admin- ans—during Friday’s Silent Dismissal.
along with two new charg- can work on projects of all istrators find it’s a great
ing stations that help keep
everyone’s laptop opera-
“Being able to build
space for staff professional
development sessions or Surprise: Lt. Wise reunites with daughter
tional, considering that the things motivates a lot of when student groups need from page 1
school gives all students my kids,” she said. to meet. It’s also been ideal for the sacrifices made by talk to each other every
their own device. “Engagement is key. for showcasing artwork George said, upon arriving many. day,” George said.
The library space is Behavioral issues decrease and hands-on assignments at school. When Liara walked In June, the family of
open to teachers who want when they’re interested in and hosting the occasional Liara obviously agreed. past her dad, mom and three will finally reunite
to utilize it during class something.” school board meeting. She didn’t have many grandma she dutifully when George is stationed
time or give their students Principal Nicole Kirby In one corner a cozy words to express her emo- stayed in line with her at Robbins Air Force Base
a quiet place to work. said she’s happy with what reading nook has been cre- tions, but she clung to her classmates until her teacher in Georgia. George, who’s
Students are welcome to they’ve accomplished so ated. There’s a rug on the dad’s hand as the family Jamie Delboy encouraged an air battle manager, has
walk through the doors far in that space. floor, comfortable chairs walked away from the her to run and greet her served five and half years
during their lunch hour “The vision I’ve had is and a bookshelf with titles school that afternoon. dad with a hug. in the military.
too. to move us forward into a that Eddy describes as In her other hand was Liara and Janine have Weston Principal
“They can come in 21st century learning “high impact, contempo- a heart-shaped flag she been apart from George for Devon Caudill said the
here after they eat. It’s a space, with flexible seat- rary” books. created. nearly nine months. When Silent Dismissal event has
nice quiet area where they ing, charging stations for It’s also become head- Veterans and active a hurricane destroyed their become a special tradition
can get away from the the students since we are a quarters of sorts for Imlay military personnel were home on the Air Force for students and staff after
noise in the cafeteria,” 1:1 device district, either City’s robotics team, invited to line the sidewalk base in Florida, Janine and just two years. The idea
Bastian said. painting or putting inspira- Spartronics. as youngsters exited the Liara opted to move back was suggested by physical
Students who take an tional quotes on the walls, They’re able to use the school in silence, carrying to Michigan to stay with education teacher Julie
online class can utilize the and to do this on an former library space to handmade American flags George’s mom, Sallie Shanks and Borland
media center space along extremely limited budget. practice and set up targets. and other patriotic artwork Wise. Elementary participated as
with those high schoolers I feel we are well on our Several of the Media to show their appreciation “We’ve been able to well this year.
taking part in the Blue way to transforming the Center’s side rooms offer
Water Middle College dur- space but we are by no up work stations for teams
ing the “independent means done,” she said. within the team to collabo-
study” portion of their ••••• rate.
school day too, she added. At Imlay City High “We have space for
Student Edwin Weed School, the Media Center’s each part of our program
said he appreciates the transition is best described now,” said teacher and
“more laid back environ- as a “slow roll out,” team mentor Don Heeke.
ment” the media center according to Principal Their programming
space has now. More com- Brian Eddy. team has a quiet spot to set
fortable and flexible seat- “Lots of people have up tables and a projector
ing impresses fellow stu- an emotional attachment to and the build team has
Photo by Catherine Minolli

dent Chris Maher. it and to libraries in gener- been assigned to a sound-

The Virtual program al.” proof room where they can
area also has an array of At the start of the use drills and cutting saws
unique seating options too 2018-19 school year, dis- without distracting others.
“In the larger areas of
the media center we can do
drive practices and fine Eagle Scout Colin Heeke (center) prepares to cut ribbon for his bench
tune our robot togeth- project that enhances the Polly Ann Trail in Imlay City.
er,” Heeke said.
So where are the
books? Many have been Enhances: Builds benches for Trail
moved to the classroom. from page 1
Eddy heads toward English bers of the Friends of the done,” he said.
teacher Angela Koss’s ignation along the way. Polly Ann Trail group Speaking as a member
Colin decided to build joined Colin and his family of the Friends of the Polly
classroom just across the
some benches for the Polly for a ribbon cutting to cel- Ann Trail group, City
hall from the media center
Ann. He set about raising ebrate his project. Commissioner Frank
and, in the back of the
funds for the project, and City Manager Tom Demske echoed Youatt’s
room, one entire wall is Youatt praised Colin for enthusiasm about the proj-
elicited the help of his col-
filled with burgeoning leagues and fellow stu- choosing to enhance the ect.
book shelves and that dents. Polly Ann Trail with his “When we posted pho-
scene is repeated in other In a single afternoon, Eagle Scout project. tos of the project our
classrooms in the school. Colin—along with other “This is a huge asset to Facebook page just lit up,”
Collections of classic titles, Scouts and members of the trail, and we are very Demske said. “We’re all
like the Adventures of Imlay City’s Spartronics grateful for your contribu- very happy about the proj-
Huckleberry Finn, have a Robotics Team—assem- tion,” Youatt said. ect and the addition to the
home in one of the spa- bled two sturdy benches “These benches add trail.”
cious storage rooms adja- for the trail. Each contains character to the trail, and Colin celebrated his
cent to the media center. a plaque noting that the for a young person to accomplishment with his
Everything’s organized by
Photo by Don Heeke

benches were Colin’s choose and complete this dad, Imlay City High
genre and reading level, Eagle Scout project. project says a lot about School teacher and
making it easy for teachers Members of the Imlay Colin and his family,” he Spartronics Coach Don
to grab what they need as City DPW installed the continued. Heeke, his sister Hannah
part of classroom assign- benches—and some func- Youatt also acknowl- Heeke and his grandmother
Mentor Ian Parkin and team members John ments. tional and decorative safety edged the DPW for install- Jeri Mozden.
Ciurla, John Nerkowski and Ethan Hancock “There are still tons of fencing to complete the ing the benches and creat- He said he’s grateful to
collaborate on a project in the robotics’ Build literacy options, just not in look. ing the fencing that com- all who contributed to the
Room, in Imlay City High School’s Media the traditional library set- Last Wednesday, May pletes the look. project and helped make it
Center area. ting,” he said. 22, city officials and mem- “Thanks for a job well a success.
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Memorial Day
those who served

Photo by Bobbie Lewis

our country! Veterans Jim Schiller, Butch Earehart, Bob Judge, Dan Finton, Robert Conrad, and Joe Montney
offer gun salute at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Imlay City.
Photo by Jim Lewis

Veteran Phil Hunkele

Photo by Maria Brown

of the Imlay City VFW
adjusts Flag at the war
memorial in front of
the Ruth Hughes
Library in Imlay City on
Monday. Family and friends surround 99 year-old Clyde Ellis, a World War II
veteran, following ceremonies at the Capac Cemetery where he was
recognized for his service.
Photo by Jim Lewis

Photo by Maria Brown

Dryden’s Spencer Kent Kasie Beard looks on as Daniel Fredendall
welcomes crowd to and Colin Heeke of Boy Scouts Troop 156
Memorial Day event in raise flag to half-mast during Monday’s Capac American Legion members stand at attention during Monday’s
Dryden. Memorial Day ceremony in Imlay City. Memorial Day parade.

Moreno and
Thomas Lottie
perform Taps
at the Capac
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Photo by Tom Wearing

Veteran Jim Schenkel raises flag to half-mast

as veteran Jim Reynolds salutes during
Memorial Day event in Dryden on Monday.
Among those in attendance at Almont’s
Memorial Day program were distinguished
veterans Earl Crowel and Howard Boomer.
Photo by Catherine Minolli
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Darlene Johnson and Dryden Twp. Supervisor

Tina Papineau share information on General
Photo by Tom Wearing

Marine Nathan Spivey and his dad, veteran Squier Memorial which is in the works.
Frank Spivey, salute after laying of wreath at SuzanneJohnson of Imlay City’s Gem &
Dryden’s Memorial Park on Monday. Diamond Specialists has been commissioned
to create the memorial statue.
Almont Legion member Joe Cain looks on as
‘Gold Star’ family members Pamela Park-Curry
and Sharlene D’Arcy Hendershot address the
Photo by Maria Brown
Photo by Catherine Minolli

Dryden 7th grader Ava

DeVlaminck prepares Capac historian Doug Hunter addresses
to play Taps for Dryden the crowd, including World War II veteran
Memorial Day remem- Dryden Vets Color Guard makes way down the paved portion of Main Clyde Ellis (seated) during ceremonies at
brance ceremony. Street downtown during Monday’s Memorial Day Parade. the Capac Cemetery.
Page 8-TRI-CITY TIMES-MAY 29, 2019

Capac’s Top Ten in the spotlight

CAPAC — Capac study and obtain a degree ther, Blaine Diller, and
High School’s Class of in Mechanical Engineering. resides in Mussey. He is
2019 will celebrate their Tyler C. Kegler, the big brother to a little
accomplishments at com- Salutatorian with a 4.117 sister, Sammilynn.
mencement ceremonies on GPA Devon’s many school
Sunday, June 2. Tyler is the son of John activities have included
Here are the school’s and Nikkie Kegler of bowling, ski club, quiz
Top Ten graduates: Capac. He is the oldest of bowl and both 11th and
Scout O. Senyk, three children, his younger 12th grade track. He enjoys
Valedictorian with a 4.14 siblings are brothers Austin playing disc golf and video Scout Tyler Devon McKennah Shawna
GPA and Blaike. Tyler has games in his down time. Senyk Kegler Durrenberg Hopkins Felster
Scout is the daughter served as the Treasurer of Devon plans on attend-
of Greg and Vanessa Senyk the National Honor Society ing the University of
and sister to Sage and as well as the Vice Alabama in the fall to pur-
Mariah. Throughout her President of the Student sue a degree in Chemical
high school years, she has Council. Outside of school Engineering.
served as President of the Tyler likes to read, write, McKennah L.
National Honor Society, draw and play video Hopkins, 4.04 GPA
Vice President of FFA and games. He has a passion McKennah is the
Student Council for solving problems and daughter of Shane and
Representative. Scout has puzzles, especially those Melissa Hopkins of Capac,
also participated in many involving multi-step solu- and the younger sister to
volunteer activities and has tions. Hannah. McKennah loves
Shelby Justin Antonio Molly Benjamin
Husovsky Lee Moreno Montney Tarzwell
competed in quiz bowl Tyler plans on attend- her sports and was a team
earning the title of Captain ing the University of player of softball, basket-
of the varsity team. Other Michigan in the fall and ball and volleyball. She Committee). and her teachers for all of career as a Cardiologist
activities include track and majoring in Computer has been a member of McKennah plans on their support through the and study at Wayne State
field, marching band, Science. National Honor Society, attending Saginaw Valley years. University.
musical productions and Devon M. College Ambassadors, State University in the fall Shawna K. Felster, Antonio M. Moreno,
mock trial. Durrenberg, 4.113 GPA served as class President, to earn her Bachelor’s 4.03 GPA 3.897 GPA
Scout plans on attend- Devon is the son of Secretary of Peer degree in Exercise Shawna is the daughter Antonio is the son of
ing the University of Mark Durrenberg and Mediation, and Secretary Science. She would of Kevin and Yvonne Oswaldo and Jennifer
Alabama in the fall to Carissa Diller, and stepfa- of YAC (Youth Advisory like to thank her family Felster and older sister to Moreno and has one broth-
Shayla. Shawna and her er, Diego. Antonio’s many
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Shawna plans on con- President of the National
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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...

Carpe Diem Protect family and pets from rabies
Class of 2019!
Warmer weather cre- ed. important to collect the bat and Prevention’s website.
ates additional opportuni- Michigan health depart- for rabies testing. •If you are unable or
ties for outdoor activities in ments experience increased Rabies is fatal to would prefer not to confine

Michigan and increases the calls from citizens about humans. Post exposure or collect a bat yourself,
his Sunday, one door will close and chances of wildlife encoun- bat encounters during the treatment is given to people you may consider hiring a
another will open wide for the hundreds ters. Michiganders are warm weather months who are exposed to a poten- bat/wildlife removal ser-
of young people in the Tri-City area as they reminded to adopt practices between May and tially rabid animal. vice.
say farewell to their high school days and that protect their families September. During this Treatment is not necessary •Protect your pets by
venture out into our ever-changing and and animals from rabies. time, bats are more active, if the animal tests negative getting them vaccinated
Rabies is a viral disease searching for food and rear- for rabies. against rabies. Even cats
increasingly challenging world. of mammals that is trans- ing their young. While Protect your family and that live indoors and never
What can we say to these graduates that mitted through the bite or bats are beneficial to our pets from rabies by taking go outside need to be vac-
hasn’t already been said at commencement scratch of an infected ani- ecosystem, they are also these simple steps: cinated, as they can encoun-
exercises? ‘Bright futures,’ ‘unlimited pos- mal. Bats and skunks are one of the species that is a •Avoid contact with ter a bat that gets inside the
the most common carriers natural host for the rabies wildlife. Do not keep wild home.
sibilities,’ ‘follow your dreams,’ ‘believe in of rabies in Michigan. In virus. animals as pets and do not •If your animal is bitten
yourself.’ All of that and more has been and 2018, there were 79 cases People or pets usually try to rehabilitate wildlife or scratched by a wild ani-
will be said to them dozens of times as the of rabies in animals in the get exposed to rabies when yourself. Wild animals can mal or if you believe they
new grads head out the door and into a state, including 77 bats and they are bitten by an infect- carry rabies without look- have had unsupervised con-
new, somewhat precarious world of choices two skunks. ed animal. Other situations ing sick. tact with wildlife, contact
Rabies testing at the that may present a risk are •If a wild animal your veterinarian as soon as
and newfound freedom. The thing about Michigan Department of when a bat is found in a appears sick, please report possible. Even if your pet is
clichés is they become such because they Health and Human Services room with people who have it to the Department of currently vaccinated against
are generally true. Spoken time and again (MDHHS) is ramping up, been asleep, or a bat is Natural Resources online at rabies, additional actions
because of their universal certainty. and as of May 22, the found with an unattended Michigan.gov/eyesinthe- may need to be taken to
But there are other, often overlooked MDHHS Bureau of child or an impaired adult field or at 517-336-5030. prevent them from becom-
Laboratories has identified who cannot be sure they •If you are bitten or ing infected. If possible,
universal truths that endure, regardless of rabies in five bats and two didn’t have contact with the scratched by an animal, safely confine or capture
the economic, social or political climate. skunks of 928 animals test- bat. In these cases, it is seek immediate medical the wild animal without
Among them: Kindness is never wasted; attention and alert the local touching it and contact your
compassion is heroic; and expressions of
gratitude are powerful affirmations.
Keep current on LEAF health department. A direc-
tory of local public health
local animal control officer
or veterinarian, as the ani-

info using Facebook

departments is available at mal may need to be tested
Confidence, strength and determination Malph.org. for rabies.
are not negative personality traits, nor is •If you find a bat in More information about
standing up for what one believes and tak- Thank you Tri-City you to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ your home, safely confine rabies and a map of rabies
Times for helping to spread LEAF Lapeer County and or collect the bat if possible positive animals in
ing pride in one’s work—regardless of what the word and being such a the Lapeer County and contact your local Michigan can be found at
it is. Personal integrity is worth more than great media partner Community Foundation health department to deter- Michigan.gov/rabies.
gold; and often the approach to a struggle is (Investing in the Future, Facebook pages. mine if it should be tested —Lynn Sutfin
more important than the struggle itself. TCT May 22, 2019). For —LEAF Lapeer County; for rabies. More informa- Michigan Department of
Challenges are healthy and sometimes those interested in keeping Lapeer County tion on how to collect a bat Health and Human
up-to-date on all the LEAF Community Foundation safely can be found on the Services
taking a risk is wise. The power to choose information, we encourage Lapeer Centers for Disease Control Lansing
runs through all of life and accepting and
believing in that power is both liberating
and weighty.
There is no education like travel.
Freedom, as blissful as it is, brings with
it the great weight of personal responsibili-
Judicially created turmoil
Editor’s note: The fol- “privacy” never being democracy, and abortion people of good will can
ty. lowing guest column was mentioned in the 14th rules should be determined have widely divergent
Grandparents are great resources—per- submitted by John amendment. by state legislatures on a views. Whether a fetus is a
sonal history is the key to self-knowledge Lengemann of Imlay City. But, more than that, state-by-state basis, inde- human life, or when a fetus
and is nourishment for the soul. A legacy An attorney, Lengemann the Court visited upon the pendent of each other. Had becomes a human, has
does not have to be cash or property, and has been active in civic nation 46 years of constant that been the case, the like- been argued ad nauseum.
and municipal groups. turmoil. The ruling is a lihood of acceptance by When one sees a sonogram
everyone is capable of leaving one.
And perhaps the best advice for mem-
bers of the Class of 2019? Carpe Diem...
I n 1973, the U.S.
Supreme Court decided
Roe v Wade, the landmark
perfect example of what
happens when a court
engages in legislating from
citizens would be far great-
er than it is today, regard-
less of how the decision
of a fetus in the very early
stages of development, I
think it is very hard to
‘Seize the Day!’ decision that determined a the bench, and jams a poli- turned out to be. argue that it isn’t a human
right to have an abortion. cy down the throats of the However, that is water life. In the years since the
The Supreme Court did the citizens without giving over the dam, and today Roe decision, over 60 mil-
nation no favors with this them a voice. From my we are faced with mount- lion abortions have taken

Insurance reform ruling. To accomplish this

the court “discovered” a
perspective, the issue of
whether abortion should be
ing aggressive actions on
both sides of the issue.
place. As a nation, we have
condemned in the strongest

is long overdue
previously unknown right permitted and under what Abortion remains an terms, and looked with
of privacy in the 14th circumstances is a social extremely divisive issue in great horror at, the wanton
Amendment to the policy that should be legis- this country. Whether some killing of humans during
Constitution despite the latively decided. The states form of abortion should be
Editor’s note: The fol- es for car accident victims, word or the concept of are the laboratories of permitted is a question that Turmoil page 14
lowing was submitted by and combating fraudulent
the office of State Rep. claims. The plan, Senate
Gary Howell (R-North
Branch). For more infor-
mation call 517-373-1800
or send an email to
Bill 1, will soon be headed
to the governor’s desk and
is expected to receive her
After graduation, then and now...
The bipartisan solution
is designed to end T his weekend’s com-
mencement ceremonies
there was no pressure to
earn an ‘A’ or a ‘B’ or
grew to $2.75, while
enjoying all the delicious

O n Friday State Rep.

Gary Howell joined
his House colleagues in
Michigan’s long tenure as
the state with the most
expensive car insurance
planned at the four school
districts in our coverage
area has me tripping down
We also created our
own schedule, more or
pastries and treats I could
I was engaged to be
approving a bipartisan plan rates in the nation. memory lane. less, with a wide variety of married and thought I
to deliver significant rate “It has taken more than I know that these electives offered to supple- knew all the secrets of life.
relief for drivers across the 40 years to pass these grads—members of the ment the few required I was in a hurry, afraid that
state. long-overdue reforms to Class of classes. I took creative I wouldn’t live long
The House over- Michigan’s auto no-fault 2019— writing, literature and art, enough to do the things I
whelmingly voted to system,” said Howell. “We aren’t and even a computer pro- wanted to do, and I wanted
must see these reforms thinking gramming class where we to do them RIGHT NOW.
through to the very end. about created flow charts to write While I was in a minority
After weeks of bipartisan reminisc- programs. My mom made being engaged at 17 and
negotiation, I am pleased ing over me take one semester of then married at 18, it
that the Legislature and the the expe- typing so I’d “have some- wasn’t entirely unheard of
Governor have come up rience as thing to fall back on.” back then. College for Dive team photo for
with a lasting solution. I the years Observations in ink... We had smoking corri- women and girls—and yearbook taken in
look forward to Governor fly by dors—yes. You read that even men and boys for that
Whitmer affixing her sig- (’cause to Catherine Minolli right. Actual smoking cor- matter—wasn’t automatic,
senior year of high
school, 1975. (Can’t
nature to this landmark them, the ridors where students nor was it necessary or find senior picture).
legislation, bringing to all years aren’t flying yet), but could go outside between required to make a good
Michigan drivers the rate I guarantee that when their the buildings and light up living and forge a success- worked my way up from
relief they deserve.” own kids and grandkids in between classes. ful career. Manufacturing there.
Michigan’s costs are graduate, the inevitability We had fire drills, but was still going strong, Would I say it was a
high largely because it’s of remembering and com- we didn’t have active though the American auto simpler time? Probably
State Rep. Gary Howell the only state mandating paring surfaces. shooter drills. The biggest companies were beginning not. It was different,
discusses car insur- unlimited lifetime health I graduated in 1975 problem among the stu- to falter with quality though, and I never
ance reform on House care coverage through car from Livonia Stevenson dents at the time was drug issues. The gravy train at dreamed or even remotely
floor. insurance. The bipartisan High School. The ’70s overdoses, and it wasn’t the auto plants was rolling considered that we’d carry
reform plan allows those were a strange time for opiates. It was LSD. I was strong. the world in our pockets
approve legislation guaran- currently using the cover- young people, which too chicken to try it, still The year I graduated a via mobile phones. Nor
teeing lower rates by giv- age to keep it, and those included me back then. am, despite what Michael new car cost less than would I imagine we’d be
ing drivers more choice on who want it in the future Some things had set- Pollan says these days. $5,000. I bought my first forever plugged in to a vir-
personal injury protection to continue buying it— tled down on the heels of By the time I was a used car for just $600, and tual reality, which has
coverage, stopping price while providing more the free-for-all 1960s, but senior, I had just three drove it until the engine replaced real life and real
gouging on medical servic- affordable options. some of the individualism classes a day. I had earned blew up, loving every min- relationships for many.
that the counterculture enough credits to graduate ute of it. Who knows what’s in

Guest Columnist
movement inspired so I attended school from In the mid- to late- store for this year’s grads?
remained. about 9 a.m.-noon, and ’70s, you could afford an Based on what I’ve seen
Have a differing opinion about a hot topic? Want to further explain
Grades were optional after that headed out to my apartment and a vehicle, and experienced in just
your side of the story? You can share your thoughts by being a guest in some classes in favor of big-time job as a keypunch and still have some fun if over four fleeting little
columnist. Anyone may submit a guest column, but we ask that the a pass/fail system that was operator at Awrey Bakery. you had a decent full-time decades, I still cannot
information be accurate. The columns can be a maximum of three touted as less intimidating. While all my friends were job, which I did, right after imagine it. Perhaps it’s just
typed, double-spaced pages. Send them to: Tri-City Times, P.O. Box
278, Imlay City, MI, 48444 or run the idea by the editor by calling It was thought that stu- making minimum wage (it graduation. I started as a as well.
810-724-2615 or email them to: tct@pageone-inc.com. The newspa- dents might dabble in was $2.10 an hour back receptionist at a Dearborn Email Catherine at
per reserves the right to edit or reject any column considered inap- something they wouldn’t then), I was reeling in a company called North cminolli@pageone-inc.
propriate for publication. normally even try because whopping $2.50 that soon American Pharmacal and com.
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Find right fit for college, career

Editor’s note: The fol- further training to develop job shadowing different cial aid as well as merit
lowing guest column was skills, beyond high school, occupations can lead to based aid which will give
submitted by Sue is absolutely critical if stu- finding the right fit in a students and parents an
Frederiksen of Almont dents want to have secure, career. out-the-door cost to attend.
High School. Frederiksen well pay- For those students The most important
is a longtime counselor at ing jobs in looking to pursue a college takeaway from the presen-
the high school. She may the future. education, Anderson shared tation was for students and
be reached at 810-798- Students insight into choosing a col- parents to spend time in
8595 or via email to need to lege. Challenging oneself the summer to visit college

Photo provided
sfrederiksen@ understand in rigorous academic class- campuses. Make an
almontschools.org. their pas- es, taking AP courses when appointment with the

State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, listens as Kim L ast Monday evening,
May 20, at Almont
High School, Anderson
sion and
spend time
to choose a Anderson
offered and exploring dual
enrollment opportunities
can give students more
admissions department
ahead of time so that a tour
can be lined up for you.
Muller, president of the Blue Star Mothers of
America, Michigan Blue Water Chapter 180, Bearden, Associate career that Bearden options on which schools Compare schools and
testifies in support of Senate Bill 118. Director of Admissions at will be a they can apply for. Testing determine which school is
Saginaw Valley State good fit for them after and retesting on the SAT the best fit on where a

Blue Star Families

University, presented to graduation from high can be combined with GPA child believes they can
Almont High School par- school. to allow students to earn live, learn and grow in
ents and students about College is not for merit scholarships. When the next 3-4 years. Make

bill moves to floor

Editor’s note: The fol- Senate Bill 118 would
how to choose a college.
He discussed looking at the
Michigan’s Hot 50, tomor-
everyone. There are great
opportunities at trade
schools, being an appren-
deciding if a family can
afford college it is impor-
tant to remember that the
use of the high school
counselor, (myself), for
assistance. The more you
row’s high-demand high- tice, joining the military or sticker price publicized for plan, the easier it is to
lowing was submitted by amend the Michigan wage careers and how the earning an associate’s a school is generally not make the best choice for
the office of Senator Kevin Vehicle Code to require the most important fact to degree or bachelor’s degree the price a student will pay. both the student and the
Daley, R-Lum. For more Secretary of State to devel- understand is that getting in college. Spending time There is need-based finan- family.
information, contact op and issue a special rec-
Amanda Wright at 517- ognition license plate rec-

Good humor, good health, good life

373-1777 or visit www. ognizing Blue Star
SenatorKevinDaley.com. Families. Under the bill,
Legislation establishing residents who are currently
a special recognition serving in the U.S. armed
license plate honoring Blue forces—or members of Editor’s note: The fol- er the world would be if Rotary Clubs and others when you realize that our
Star Families was approved their immediate family— lowing was submitted by we’d all look at the bright how to postpone their Creator gave us brains so
by the Senate Committee would be able to apply for Linda Dedenbach of side of life. Remember how funerals, add years to their we can make our own deci-
on Families, Seniors and the special recognition Allenton. happy we were as kids— lives, and life to their sions. Then He gave us a
Veterans Wednesday after-
“Military families
The plate would
include a Blue Star
T his was among some of
the clipped articles my
mother had saved. After her
looking forward to summer
vacation, looking forward
to Christmas morning,
years. Who could ask for
anything more?
I’ve written a positive
choice of living 70 or 100
years, so you need not join
the 68 percent who were
across the nation have Families insignia and the passing, I kept it and was looking ahead to anything version of “You Know healthy enough to reach 60,
made sacrifices that most words “Blue Star Family” just reminiscing and that makes us feel good? You’re Growing Older but never made it past 75.
of us cannot even imagine under the registration num- thought someone else may Planning ahead for your When.” I call mine, “You (Their own mental attitude
to preserve our liberties,” bers. enjoy it. 90th birthday beats the Can Stay Young When: set the date of the funer-
said state Sen. Kevin “These folks do so I am sure Mr. heck out of expecting to die “You quit dreading old als.)
Daley, the bill’s sponsor. much for veterans and their Stephenson has passed, at 70—as I once did. age and realize that life “To the 32 percent who
“Blue Star Families has families and I thought this since my mother passed in Abby, I woke up at age begins at retirement; it’s reached 60 in good health,
over 150,000 members who was one way we could both 2008 at three weeks short 70, surprised to find that I your second chance at survived beyond 75, and
assist military families who recognize and thank them of 90 years of age, and had was still alive and in good life—your opportunity to do are still young, never forget
have suffered a loss; work for the work they do,” this in her possession for health, and I realized that all the things you’ve always that the first four minute
with organizations to pro- Daley said. quite some time. this business about being wanted to, but never had mile run in history was
vide scholarships to mili- With committee Dear Abby: You recent- “over the hill” at 60 was a the time.” duplicated 317 times within
tary spouses and veterans; approval, SB 118 will now ly published a humorous lie! “You will know you are two years after Roger
and participate in countless move to the Senate floor
other volunteer efforts.” for consideration. piece submitted by a reader It got me to thinking: staying young when you Bannister showed the world
who had clipped it from her My mother refused to die stop thinking you’re getting it could be done!

Question is
church bulletin. It went like until all of her six children senile because you forgot “The 32 percent who
this: could say goodbye. Very something that wasn’t very are staying young are posi-
“You Know You’re few people die before a important in the first place. tive thinkers who like it
Growing Older When... birthday, but a whole bunch “You will know you’re here and are determined to

‘now what?’
“You need your glasses of people die approximately staying young when your stay as long as they feel
to find your glasses. two weeks after their birth- joints suddenly hurt, and useful and needed. It’s a
“You sit in a rocking days. you think ‘Well, what can great world—why leave
chair and can’t get going. Here I am, past 90 and I expect at my age?’ it?”

Y ou have a problem.
You can’t deny it any-
more. You can’t hide it
Cherokee along the 20 mile
stretch of highway between
Flint and Lapeer. I’m lucky
“Your knees buckle, but
your belt won’t...etc.
It was very funny—but
looking forward to cele-
brating my 95th. Then I’ll
decide whether to pick up
“You can stay young by
planning your next birthday
the day after you finish cel-
—E.L. Stephenson
Springdale, Ark.
Dear Mr. Stephenson:
anymore. Your life is com- to be in a way, it was also sad. my option for another five. ebrating the last one. (Even Thanks for a beautiful day-
pletely unmanageable. alive. I’m Everything about aging At 90, I’m having the if you don’t make it, you’ll brightener. It was a tonic, a
Now what? lucky I was portrayed as negative time of my life! In 19-min- have more fun that if you picker-upper—a refreshing
You’ve boosted elec- didn’t kill and dreary, downhill and ute speeches, I tell the fel- never tried.) swig from the Fountain of
tronics from big box retail- anyone. hopeless. How much happi- lows at Lions’ Clubs, “You will stay young Youth!
ers. You’ve stolen from I’m

Letters to grads and their parents

your loved ones. Hell, more
you’ve sold your own forthcom-
Now what?
The Idiopathic Truth...
ing than
most, no
Now you get help. The
good news is there are a
Tim Galbraith
doubt, but
I’m ever- D ear Reader, my par-
ents were born in
family, home, and car, he
couldn’t risk another debt.
Dad feared I’d fulfilled his
prediction of a college
our prodigal daughter,
twenty family members
number of places that you so-aver- Appalachia in 1922. Dad Before I graduated from dropout. attended our honor stu-
can go to get it. There are age. I’m regular, and that’s completed eighth grade. high school, Dad and his Eighteen years later, dent’s college commence-
plenty of 12-step meetings the point. This epidemic is He fought in Guam with meager earthly possessions Mel and I hosted our first- ment. Her proud Grandpa
around. Both Alcoholics destroying every day peo- the Marine Corps. Mom vanished from our home. born’s backyard graduation picked up the bill.
Anonymous and Narcotics ple like me. It’s savaging
Anonymous host meetings whole families, and thumb- graduated from high He didn’t attend my com- party. She had earned a Our youngest daughter
in the area. The Alcohol ing its nose at our society. school and riveted air- mencement ceremony. partial college scholarship shunned homework. When
Counseling and So the question is, now planes in Akron, Ohio. Neither did Mom. for track and cross-country. able, my husband and I
Information Center is what? They married in March The Bank of My husband and I co- supported her college fund.
accepting new clients. It’s important to recog- 1945. Commerce hired me as a signed for a student loan We’d learned not to risk
Community Mental Health nize that there isn’t any- runner for tellers. Dad and contributed what we debt.
is a fantastic option and thing resembling a vaccina- Thanks dropped me off. Mom could. In 1998, thirty years
probably offers the greatest tion that we can use to rid to the picked me up. I saved Tragically, substance after I graduated from
array of services. If your ourselves of this plague, G.I. Bill, enough wages for one abuse derailed her beauti- Lincoln High School, I
problem warrants it, Sacred but there is at least one tool Dad semester at Central ful life and higher educa- earned my Bachelor of
Heart Rehabilitation Center we can use to limit its body earned Michigan University in tion. She disappeared for Arts degree. The following
in Memphis has a tremen- count: knowledge. Most of his bar- February 1968. Dad car- months. We seldom knew spring, I waved to my
dous inpatient program that us all recall our first titillat- bering ried my belongings into her whereabouts. baby, a glorious smile on
can help anyone to success- ing exposure to sex educa- certifi- Honest Living... my dorm room, a gesture Meanwhile, our middle her face, as she walked
fully recalibrate them- tion as adolescents. It’s cate, the
selves. time for our schools to key to Iris Lee Underwood of newborn hope for my
daughter disciplined the
balance between academ-
past our aisle in her cap
and gown.
We have a serious begin stressing the impor- his finan- Preoccupied with her ics and extracurricular I’ve come to believe
problem in our country. tance of addiction studies cial suc- man-friend and four activities to the minute. forgiveness and wise men-
The phrase “heroin epi- in the same way. A compre- cess. Mom used her culi- dependent daughters, Mom Same mother. Same tors lay the foundation to a
demic” has bullied its way hensive curriculum that tar- nary skills to cater dinner faded from my life. I can- father. resourceful and peaceful
into the national conscious- gets our youth will save parties for our family doc- not remember one phone I’d invade her bedroom life. Although capable in
ness. According to the lives, in some cases helping tors. call while working sum- and bribe her with a cup of many ways, parents cannot
National Institute of Drug us to win the fight before it
Abuse, overdose deaths begins. While we cannot During my parents’ mers away from home. hot chocolate for some provide their child’s every
involving opioids rose overstate to them how divorce in 1967, my col- A mentor helped me obtain alone time with her. She need. That is not our place.
sharply, from 18,515 in destructive drug abuse can lege prospects looked dim. the National Defense watched the clock and This is a mystery. God per-
2007 to 47,600 in 2017. be, we must also begin to Dad wouldn’t co-sign for a Education Act Loan, my reaped the dividends- mits challenges for good,
This dramatic increase can include more than cursory student loan. “Iris, you’ll key to knowledge. The Salutatorian of the 1993 to grant us mercy, the joy
be largely attributed to the mentions of the perils of never finish college,” he debt was mine to pay. graduating class of Romeo of liberty to achieve in our
disturbing amount of fen- video games and social said. With Vietnam hover- High School. own time.
tanyl that is flooding the media. The same chemicals Although it hurt, I for- ing, I married the man of Spring of 1997, after Email Iris at
streets. Fentanyl is a syn- that are released into the gave Dad. With losing his my life in January 1970. we buried my father and irisleeu@sbcglobal.net.
thetic opioid that is approx- brain by heroin are also set
imately 50 times more free by the button-mashing
potent than heroin, and it’s
absolutely ripping the life
of a game controller, or the
stream of Facebook notifi- Letters, opinions welcome
out of our communities. cations that flow from the
I could have died last sharing of a well-liked pic- We’re always pleased when However, we’re unable to share deemed inappropriate, the writer
October when I used it. No, ture. readers take the time to share their some of the input we receive will be notified or the letter will
I did not ask for it when I While we may not opinions with us. We’re bolstered because it is sent anonymously and simply not be published. But if you
called up my dealer that know how to completely by the diversity of opinions that therefore we can’t confirm the have an opinion that’s strong
morning. Nor was I told eliminate this scourge from make our editorial pages consis- source. As always, names will be enough to write about, please pro-
that I was buying it that our world, we must contin- tently judged winners by the withheld upon request, but all let- vide the contact information so oth-
fateful afternoon. Yet it ue to develop and imple- Michigan Press Association each ters, guest columns, opinions, etc. ers can consider it, too. We want to
surely showed up in the ment strategies that will year. We welcome feedback, for the editorial pages must include hear from you. Write to the editor
blood test conducted by the limit its impact. You may
sheriff’s department. It’s know someone whose life letters, guest columns, complaints, a name and contact information for at P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI
why I could not remain depends on it. praise, opinions—the whole verification purposes. If there are 48444 or send an email to tct@
conscious as I swerved my Email Tim at gamut. any questions or the material is pageone-inc.com.
since-impounded-Jeep tct@pageone-inc.com.
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space call 810-984-5061. need are offered at the and social time with other Widowed Friends, a peer area) Walk-In, Mondays 1-3
constraints announcements North Branch Senior Center children. Parents will have support group www.wid- p.m.; By Appointment Only,
will be posted one week in on Monday and Thursday the chance to talk to other owedfriends.org. Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
advance of the event. Notices
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Free Meals, Food evenings from 5:30-7 p.m.
Call 810-441-0322 for more
adults with same-age chil-
dren. Register now for the Widowed Friends invites all
a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays
1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac-
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First Congregational breakfast and friendship in
publication date. Church, United Church of locations and dates avail- additional info, to check if
Orchards’ Cupboard Food able. For more info and to a safe setting every 2nd and we accept your insurance,
Christ, of Imlay City oper- Pantry is open the 3rd 4th Monday of the month at
For Senior Citizens ates a Food Pantry every
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4
Saturday of every month 9
a.m.-noon. Food distributed
sign up call the Family
Literacy Center at 810-664- 9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot
in Marysville. For more
or to schedule an appoint-
ment please call 810-667-
p.m. The pantry is open to 2737. 0448.
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce info, call Julie at 810-388-
people needing food assis- Twp., 586-336-4673. www. 0868. Free hearing and vision
9-10 a.m. at First
Congregational Church in
tance who live in the Imlay
City School District.
orchardsonline.org. Support Groups For those that have experi-
screens for children of pre-
school age are available at
Almont. Practice led by Located at 275 Bancroft in enced the death of a loved
Dina Miramonti, RYT. Imlay City. For more infor-
mation, including how to
Museums Woman’s Life Chapter 855
will meet at the Lois Wagner
one, a support group is
available facilitated by a
the Lapeer County Health
Department. To schedule an
Imlay City Senior Center Memorial Library in appointment please call
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 donate food or money to The Almont Community trained United Hospice 810-667-0448 or 810-245-
support the food pantry, Richmond at 6:30 p.m. on Service (UHS) bereavement
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. Historical Society Museum June 4, 2019. Everyone is 5549.
please call the church at is open Saturdays from 1-4 volunteer. Marlette
Council on Aging (810) 724-6207 or visit www. welcome to attend. Regional Hospital, 2770 Capac Pharmacy is teaming
p.m. Please stop by and
Membership is open to indi- fccuccimlay.org. learn about your communi- Alcoholics Anonymous Main Street in Marlette, with Support Million Hearts
viduals 18 and older. The ty. Society meetings are held (AA) meetings are held hosts this support group the by offering in-pharmacy
Capac Senior Center is St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 1st Tuesday of each month blood pressure screenings,
‘Food for Families’ kitchen at the museum on the sec- every Saturday at 10 a.m. at
open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ond Monday of the month West Berlin United in the Administration 136 North Main St. in
weekdays. We offer a vari- is open to the public for Conference Room. For time Capac, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6
free, hot meals every at 7 p.m. For more info call Methodist Church,
ety of activities such as fit- 810-796-3355. Allenton. and more info, call 800-635- p.m. Everyone is invited to
ness and craft classes, a Monday and Wednesday 7490 or visit www.marlet- come and have their blood
book review group, cards from 4-5:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous teregionalhospital.org. pressure read for free.
and bus trips. For info, call This Heart Loves Food Mexican-American (AA) meetings are held
TOPS 620 Lapeer weight-
Lori at 395-7889. Pantry is open the 1st Breakfast every Monday night at 8
Almont and Dryden area Saturday of each month June 2, 2019 • 8am-1pm p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church in Imlay City.
loss group meets Tuesday
nights at the Hunter’s Creek Events
senior citizens meet the 2nd from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mobile Home Park Club
Gateway Assembly Church, Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Zumba Gold. Combines
Tuesday of the month at 12 Alcoholics Anonymous House, 725 DeMille Rd. in
p.m. at the Almont Lions 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Potatoes, Burritos Lapeer. Weigh-in from dance steps with a low
Imlay City. (AA) and Al-Anon meetings impact routine. Bring water
Hall, 222 Water St., for a St. Nicholas are held every Wednesday 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from
potluck and program. Call Catholic Church 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more and a face towel. Every
The Attica United Methodist night at 8 p.m. at the Capac Monday and Wednesday
798-8210 for more info. Church will be holding a 4331 Capac Rd • Capac United Methodist Church, info call 810-667-0999.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Adults 55 and over are free community meal on the Donations to St. Nicholas Capac, MI. Washington Parks and Rec
invited to Berlin Twp.
Senior Center to play cards
2nd and 4th Tuesday of
each month from 4:00-6:00
Food Pantry Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 Fundraisers Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
Washington Twp. Fee
p.m. For more info please p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center,
from noon-3 p.m. every Lamb Steele building on Woman’s Life Chapter charged. Call 586-752-6543
other Thursday. Bring a call 810-724-0690 or visit The Capac Historical for info.
www.atticaumc.org. Society is open to visitors Third St. New series starts 855’s Bottle & Can Drive
sack lunch, beverages pro- Aug. 6. For info or to regis- continues all year round.
vided. Senior chair exercise daily from 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
The Attica Food Bank at p.m. on Sundays. Call 810- ter call Tracy at 810-724- Funds support those in need Beneficial weight training.
on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. the Attica United Methodist 6030 or Ginger at 810-724- as we continue to fight hun-
Potluck luncheons will be 395-2859 for more info. Every Monday, Wednesday
Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is 5772. ger and homelessness in our and Friday. Washington
served the 4th Tuesday of open from 2-4 p.m. the sec- The Dryden Historical community. Call 810-392-
every month at noon. For Lapeer Area Citizens Parks and Rec Center ,
ond and fourth Monday of Society’s depot museum will 5136 for a drop off point, or 57880 Van Dyke,
info, call 810-395-4518. the month. Proof of resi- be temporarily closed due Against Domestic Assault pick up service for a large
meets 1-3 p.m. every Washington Twp. Call 586-
Dinner and card playing, dency and need required. to road and sidewalk con- donation. Make a difference 752-6543 for times and pric-
struction. Watch for info Wednesday in the Lapeer today by donating!
50/50 raffle and prizes of The Capac Community Court House for personal es.
high and low for each table regarding the reopening of
Food Pantry, 112 S. Main the museum. protection order clinic. For The Imlay City Christian
every 3rd Monday at the
Washington Senior Center,
Street, is open each
Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. The Imlay City Historical
info 810-246-0632. School has discount cards
available for sale. Proceeds
57880 Van Dyke, Please call LOVE, INC. at Museum is open Saturdays 10A Friday AFG Family benefit the school’s athletic,
Washington Twp., MI 810-245-2414 in advance to from 1-4 p.m. for the 2019 Groups meeting. Imlay City music and PE programs. Free tutor training for peo-
48094, from 4-8 p.m. For ensure your food voucher season. FOC Lutheran Church, For more information call ple who would like to help
info, call 586-752-6543. will be received before you 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay Imlay City Christian others in our community
Youth Events
stop in to shop. Any ques- City. Contact Ginger Miller School, Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810- improve English skills.
Swing Dance Lessons at the at 810-724-5772 for more Volunteer basis. Please call
Port Huron Senior Center, tions, please call Joyce 724-5695.
Kaufman at 810-395-7532. information. for orientation before train-
600 Grand Avenue, Port Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. ing at 810-664-2737.
Huron, every Tues. from
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and
The Capac Kitchen serves This is a FREE workshop Romeo Washington Parks Craft Shows/Bazaars Volunteer for the Habitat
free meals every Tuesday for 3-5 year olds & parents/ and Rec. One on one grief
3rd Thurs. of the month from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- counseling provided at both Rummage Sales for Humanity of Lapeer
from 7:30-9 p.m. with United Methodist Church. ects that will develop your Romeo and Washington County at the office.
instructors Lyle Malaski & Centers. By appointment Crafters/Vendors Wanted! Interested parties can call
child’s skills and prepare
Kristina Morton. For info, Free meals for people in 2019 Fall Craft Show at St. 810-664-7111 and speak to
them for school! Children only, please call to set up
Nicholas Catholic Church Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at
also enjoy a snack, story your appointment today
on Sat., Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. 810-660-7823.
time, and a free book! Call 586-752-6543. Free of
- 3 p.m. 4331 Capac Rd.,
the Family Literacy Center charge. Capac Eight foot table at
today to reserve your seat at
810-664-2737 and for more FOR WIDOWED MEN &
WOMEN: Lunch-Cards-
$25 each. Call 810-395-7532
or 810-310-0187 to register.
Club News
info on dates and times.
Friendship. Join us every Veterans of Foreign Wars
3rd Tuesday of each month
Medical Care
Play groups available. Free (VFW) of Imlay City, Post
6 week sessions. At these from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
FREE 90-minute play- Cavis Pioneer Restaurant, (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
groups, children will par- 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Lapeer County Health Veterans Meetings 2nd
ticipate in storytime, devel- Twp. 48074. No RSVP nec- Department, 1800 Imlay Thursday, every other
opmentally appropriate essary. For more info call City Rd., Lapeer - Regular month, 7 p.m.; Post
games and crafts, learn new Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. Immunization Clinic Hours: Meetings 1st Thursday
skills, and enjoy a snack This activity is sponsored by (held in 2nd floor clinic every month, 7 p.m.;
Auxiliary Meetings 1st

c 
Saturday of every month,
10 a.m.
Almont/Dryden Masons
meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Thursday of the month at
Masonic Center in Almont.

St. Paul’s Holy Redeemer Light of Christ The Imlay City American
Legion Post 135 meets the
Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Community 2nd and last Wednesdays of
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI the month at 7:00 p.m. The

200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
810-796-3951 post is located at 212 E.
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 www.lutheransonline.com/holyred 2720 Winslow Road Third Street. Contact them
8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS
Imlay City, MI 48444 at 810-724-1450 or ameri-
810-724-1200 9:30 am - WORSHIP

11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & canlegionpost135@frontier.
email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
www.newlifechristian.net BIBLE CLASS com.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ALL WELCOME!!! Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Pastor Tim Martin Pastor Steven Helms The Evening Star Quilt
Pastor Alan Casillas
19 Sunday 10 a.m. Service 19 Christian Preschool Available 19
Phone: 810-724-6999 19 Guild meets the last
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont BLESSED HOPE
19 Wednesday of each month
at the Davison Senior
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church BAPTIST CHURCH Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. in
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) Davison. Meetings start at
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 www.imlaycitycrc.org Wayne Boyd, Pastor 1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
Phone: (586) 784-5854 6:30 p.m. and doors open at
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 Sunday School - 10:00 am 6 p.m. For more info call
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am Sunday Worship - 11:00 am
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Youth Ministry Worship Services Lisa, 810-358-7294.
Junior Church and Nursery Available Eve. Service - 6:30 pm
of the month. Bible Studies Every MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Wed. Service - 6:30 pm
Community Dinner: Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm
Monday and Tuesday Evenings fbc@airadvantage.net Christian School K-12
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies
Tuesday Morning Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services A Warm Welcome Awaits You!
Pastor Ron Rouse 9:30 am 11:00 am 810-724-4315 over Sermonaudio.com/fbcalmont
www.atticaumc.org Come as you are - everyone is welcome! Gayle P. Hortop, Pastor
Come Grow With Us! Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God
19 19 19 19 19 Every Sunday The Lapeer
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Center’s Flea Market is
open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with up
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI

Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557 to 75 booths inside and out-
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart side selling a huge variety of
5394 Main Street - Dryden
Church 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City 
(Across from the Library) Sunday Masses
www.imlayumc.org 9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday items to the public. The
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart
Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lapeer Center Building is
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m. at 425 County Center Street.
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. This long-running commu-
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services nity event is sponsored by
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
Confessions 810.724.1747 Sunday School
The Lapeer Center, a
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
Worship Service: 10:00 am19
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist Staffed Nursery During Worship 501(c)3 non-profit organi-
19 810-724-0687 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 19 19
19 19
zation for over 60 years.
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church For information on space
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
rentals, call 810-347-7915.
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
Low rental prices on inside
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City and outside space. There is
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855 no admission charge. For
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m. general information on the
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 Flea Market, Lapeer Center
Month Evening Service 2:30pm Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity for ages 3 thru 5th grade room rentals and catering,
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 call 810-664-2109, email
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm
lapeercenter@gmail.com or
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade
19 John Barker, Minister 19 lutheranfamilyofchrist.org 19
on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
19 Pastor William King 19
see www.LapeerCenter.org.
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the Holocaust. Yet the must have their skulls the day-to-day world of
number of abortions in this crushed so that the pieces political compromises, I
country since the Roe deci- can pass through the cer- could accept abortions
sion far exceed the num- vix. When you see a sono- when the conception is the
bers of people killed in gram of a fetus at 13-24 result of rape or incest. I
death camps. Isn’t there weeks and contemplate the could similarly accept an
just a smidgen of hypocri- procedure used in abortion, abortion when failure to
sy present? it should give second perform an abortion would
The arguments put thoughts to those who are likely result in the death or
forth by the Pro Choice Pro Choice. Third trimester serious injury of the moth-
advocates couch abortion abortion techniques are er. Any of those circum-
in terms of “women’s worse. Any person can stances would be de mini-
health,” “women’s repro- simply do a Google search mus.

Photo provided
ductive health,” “women’s and read for themselves all Abortion is an issue
health care,” “reproductive of the methods of effectu- that our nation has been
freedom,” “reproductive ating an abortion as well conflicted over for more
Imlay City High School juniors enjoyed a recent trip to Stratford, Ontario, rights,” and similar terms as the risks attendant there- than 45 years thanks to the
where they explored the city and saw ‘Othello.’ which are quite innocuous to. practice of judges acting as
and non-threatening to the It is not unfair for any legislators. Unfortunately,

A Stratford experience
listener. person to support the legal- it appears as though it will
Those who support ity of an abortion proce- continue until there are
abortion should not be mis- dure, but I think it is finally legislative decisions
led by these terms. It is important that they fully reflecting the will of the
imperative that a person on understand exactly what electorate.
Imlay City English students take in ‘Othello’ either side of the debate
truly understands what
they are in support of.
“Women’s health,” and
Dr. Ben Carson has
observed “We’ve distorted
IMLAY CITY — local restaurant, and explore Students also appreci- they are either supporting other non-threatening things to the point where
Earlier this month, English stores. ated the subtle cultural or advocating against. The terms, disguise exactly people believe that anyone
11 teachers Jennifer Kraly The play had a modern differences between the procedures that are used to what takes place. who opposes mothers kill-
and Jessica Dipzinski took setting with contemporary United States and Canada, perform the abortions are Supporters need to accept ing their babies is waging a
a group of juniors on a trip costumes. including the different cur- gruesome. A typical abor- and acknowledge exactly war on women. How can
to Stratford, Ontario, where Ross Edson noted, “It rency as well as the locals’ tion during the first half of what takes place during an we be so foolish to believe
the students attended a pro- was a great play, and I real- and actors’ Canadian the second trimester (13-24 abortion. such a thing. One must be
duction of Shakespeare’s ly liked the modern spin accents. weeks) is dilation and In an ideal world, I able to recognize the
Othello, a play that they they added.” Overall, the juniors evacuation. This is done by would not approve of any depravity to which we
study as part of the curricu- Jenna Schefka remarked enjoyed their day in inserting forceps into the abortions. However, I am have sunken as a society
lum. that “it was an amazing per- Stratford. uterus to forcibly dismem- also enough of a realist to when valuing a baby’s life
Students were able to formance and the modern Sara Parker commented ber the fetus, and the piec- know that I don’t want to is frowned upon.” Food for
walk around downtown take was unexpected but that, “It was one of the best es are then removed one- let the perfect be the thought.
Stratford, have lunch in a very interesting.” days of my life!” by-one. Larger fetuses enemy of the good. So, in

Legal Announcements
CITY OF Truck. Adjournment at 7:32p.m.
Submitted by Lynn Eutsler, City
Fairgrounds. The public hearing is to
Dryden, MI 48428
IMLAY CITY Clerk. Complete copies of the minutes A request for a Special Land Use ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ALMONT
REGULAR COMMISSION are available in the Clerk's office dur- to allow a funeral home in the B-2 MICHIGAN ORDINANCE NO. 207
MEETING ing normal business hours or at www. General Business zoning district STATE OF ORDAINS: An ordinance to regulate con-
MAY 7, 2019 imlaycity.org. located at 2650 S. Van Dyke Road in
MICHIGAN SECTION 1 sumer fireworks within the Village, to
SYNOPSIS 22-1 an existing facility. The proposed use TITLE prescribe penalties for violations
Mayor Joi Kempf called the is allowed in the B-2 as a Special PROBATE COURT This ordinance shall be known thereof, and to repeal Ordinance No.
meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. CITY OF Land Use (SLU).
Requested by: Christina Muir
COUNTY OF as and may be cited as the Lynn
Township Prohibition of Marihuana
Commissioners present were Demske,
Sadler, Davis, Ramirez, Rowden, IMLAY CITY Murphy & Richard Muir LAPEER Establishments Ordinance.

REGULAR COMMISSION This meeting is open to the pub- Estate of Wilbur Drinkhorn, SECTION II ORDAINS:
Villanueva. Also present: City Deceased. Date of birth: 3-3-1922.
Manager Tom Youatt, City Clerk/ MEETING lic. Anyone wishing to comment on DEFINITIONS Section 1. Definitions.
File No.: 19-039321-DE
Treasurer Lynn Eutsler, Fire Chief MAY 21, 2019 the Special Land Use request but is
To all creditors:
Words used herein shall have the Section 2. Retailer and
Rick Horton, Fire Captain Scott SYNOPSIS unable to attend the meeting may send definitions provided for in initiated Wholesaler Requirements.
their comments to - Imlay Township Notice to creditors: The dece- Law 1 of 2018, MCL 333.27951 et Section 3. Regulations
Stone, Police Chief Scott Pike, two Mayor Joi Kempf called the dent, Wilbur Drinkhorn died April 29,
members of the community, and two meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission, 682 North seq., as may be amended. Concerning Consumer Fireworks.
Fairgrounds Road, Imlay City, MI 2019. SECTION III Section 4. Repeal of Ordinance
members of the media. The Commissioners present were Demske, Creditors of the decedent are
Commissioners approved the agenda Sadler, Davis, Ramirez, Rowden, 48444. A copy of the request is avail- NO MARIHUANA No. 192.
able at the Imlay Township Hall notified that all claims against the ESTABLISHMENTS Section 5. Effective Date.
with the reassignment of Old Business Villanueva. Also present: City estate will be forever barred unless
7.A.-7.D. to 7.B. - 7.E.; Addition of Manager Tom Youatt, City Clerk/ between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, Lynn Township hereby prohibits The undersigned President and
Wednesday, and Friday. presented to Angela R. Delor f/k/a all marihuana establishments within Clerk of the Village of Almont hereby
Old Business 7.A. Greg Rowden Treasurer Lynn Eutsler, two members Angela R. Neff, personal representa-
Appointment; Addition of Old of the community, and two members 22-1 the boundaries of the Township pursu- certify that this ordinance was pre-
tive, or to both the probate court at ant to Initiated Law 1 of 2018, MCL sented for first reading at a Regular
Business 7.F. Fire Dept.; Addition of of the media. A Public Hearing was 3709 Main Drive, Dryden, MI 48428
New Business 8.H. Railroad Bridge held to review the 2019-2020 Budget. STATE OF and personal representative within 4
333.27951 et seq., as may be amend-
Meeting of the Almont Village
Path; Approval of Consent Agenda to
include payment of the bills in the
The Commissioners approved the
agenda as presented. Approval of
MICHIGAN months after the date of publication of SECTION IV
Council held on the 21st day of May
2019 and was published in the Tri-
amount of $292,373.17; Appoint Greg Consent Agenda to include payment PROBATE COURT this notice.
John L. Lengemann
VIOLATIONS AND City Times on the 29th of May 2019.
Rowden to the Commission; of the bills in the amount of COUNTY OF P16553
1. Any person who disobeys ne-
Kimberly Keesler
Approved payment to DTE for con-
verting 38 street lights to LED along
$194,806.09; Approved payment to
Spicer Group in the amount of
LAPEER 202 E. 3rd Street glects or refuses to comply with any
Steve Schneider
PUBLICATION OF NOTICE Imlay City, Michigan 48444 provision of this ordinance or who President
M53, in the amount of $14,891.00 $6,894.00; Rescind line item from File No.: 19-039321 DE 810-724-2565
with a rebate after completion in the budget for the Fire Department for causes allows or consents to any of A complete copy of the above
In the matter of Wilbur May 22, 2019 the same shall be deemed to be ordinance is available in the Clerk’s
amount of $1,054; Approved payment $10,000.00; Approved the 2019-2020 Drinkhorn Angela R. Delor f/k/a Angela R. Neff
to H2A Architects in the amount of Budget as proposed; Approved to responsible for the violation of this office during regular business hours.
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 3709 Main Drive ordinance. A violation of this ordi- 22-1
$2,205; Approved the Imlay City establish a savings account for the Kathy Drinkhorn a/k/a Kathy Dryden, MI 48428
Police Department to be part of the future purchase of a new fire truck nance is deemed to be a nuisance per
Gabriel whose address(es) are 22-1
Law Enforcement Mutual Aid; and to move $100,000.00 from the unknown and whose interest in the
2. A violation of this ordinance
Approved the contract to Superior
Contracting Group, LLC for the
General Account to the savings
account; Approve the recommended
matter may be barred or affected by is a municipal civil infraction, for ALMONT
Building of the Fire Hall in the Employee pay rates; Reappoint Walt
the following:
TOWNSHIP which the fines shall not be less than ALMONT VILLAGE
amount of $2,742,400.00 and autho-
rized City Manager Youatt to sign the
Bargen, Sam Galiana, Kelly The Last Will and Testament of OF LYNN $100 nor more than $500, in the dis-
cretion of the Court. The foregoing
Villanueva, & Justin Herbert to the Wilbur Drinkhorn has been admitted COUNTY OF ST. CLAIR,
contract on behalf of the City; Downtown Development Authority sanctions shall be in addition to the MAY 7, 2019
to probate and the decedent was the STATE OF MICHIGAN rights of the Township to proceed at
Reappoint Kelly Villanueva to Parks Board with terms expiring June 2023; father of a child whose name may be ORDINANCE NO. 41 law or equity with other appropriate
& Recreation Board term expiring Reappoint Lois Rheaume to the Parks Kathy Drinkhorn or Kathy Gabriel President Schneider called the
6/2021; Reappoint Walt Bargen & Ian & Recreation Board with term expir- ADOPTED: May 8, 2019 and proper remedies. Additionally, the
whose address is unknown. Notice is Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Kempf to the Planning Commission ing June 2021. Adjournment at 7:46 EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2019 violator shall pay costs which may
given that she may be entitled to some Councilmembers present were Dyke,
Board term expiring 6/22; Reappoint p.m. Submitted by Lynn Eutsler, City PROHIBITION OF include all expenses, direct and indi-
portion of the estate and that she must Biolchini, Love, Steffler, Schneider,
Teresa Richey & Barb Yockey to the Clerk. Complete copies of the minutes RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA rect, which the Township incurs in
file an appearance with the Probate Steven C. Schneider, and Peltier. Staff
ZBA term expiring 6/22; Reappoint are available in the Clerk’s office dur- ESTABLISHMENTS connection with the municipal civil
Court for the County of Lapeer or take members present were Manager
Marilyn Swihart, Tom Blount, & Barb ing normal business hours or at www. ORDINANCE infraction.
such other action as may be permitted Connors, Clerk/Treasurer Keesler,
Yockey to the Housing Board of imlaycity.org. An ordinance to provide a title 3. Each day during which any
by law on or before July 1, 2019. Chief of Police Martin and DPW
Appeals term expiring 6/22, 22-1 for the ordinance, to define words; to violation continues shall be deemed a
Failure to so do will result in her Superintendent Treat.
Reappoint Tom Blount to the Board of prohibit marijuana establishments separate offense.
being barred from any distribution The Council approved the
4. In addition, the Township may
Review term expiring 6/22; Reappoint
Marilyn Swihart & June Duthler to
IMLAY from said estate.
with the boundaries of Lynn Township
pursuant to Initiated Law 1 of 2018, seek injunctive relief against persons
Regular Agenda; approved the

the Lamb Steel Board term expiring TOWNSHIP John Lengemann

MCL 333.27951 et. seq., as may be alleged to be in violation of this ordi-
Consent Agenda with corrections;
approved to cash out Ms. Cimaroli’s
6/22; Approve Resolution 2019-06 - The Imlay Township Planning amended; to provide penalties for nance, and such other relief as may be
202 E. 3rd Street remaining sick and vacation time;
Property Tax Poverty Exemption Commission shall hold a special violation of this ordinance; to provide provided by law.
Imlay City, Michigan 48444 approved the budget amendments as
Guidelines; Approved a separate line meeting to hold the public hearing at severability; to repeal all ordinances 5. This ordinance shall be
810-724-2565 presented; approved T. G. Priehs bid
item in the Fire Department Budget in 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 or parts of ordinances in conflict administered and enforced by the
Angela R. Delor for street patch repairs on E. St. Clair
the amount of $10,000 for a New Fire at the Township Hall at 682 North therewith; and to provide an effective Ordinance Enforcement Officer of the
3709 Main Drive Street, Water Street and Stone Street;
township or by such other person (s)
approved T. G. Priehs bid for North
as designated by the Township Board


Street Reconstruction from M-53 to
from time to time.
Church Street; approved Corby
Energy Services Inc.’s bid for the

sanitary sewer system lining on North
The provisions of this ordinance
Street and Johnson Street between
are hereby declared to be severable. If
School Street and Washington Street;
any clause, sentence, word, section or
ratified the appointment of Ms.
provision is hereafter declared void or
Kniesteadt and Ms. Lane to the
11100 DUNNIGAN RD. (M-21)
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING unenforceable for any reason by a
court of competent jurisdiction, it
Almont DDA Board; approved the
janitorial contract award to Kleen Rite
EMMETT, MI. ON PROPOSED 2019-2020 BUDGET shall not affect the remainder of such
ordinance which shall continue in full
of Oakland Inc.; approved the pur-
chase of a spare pump for the E. St.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., at 3866
Rochester Rd., Dryden, Michigan, the Board of Education of Dryden
force and effect.
Clair lift station; discussed amended
7:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Community Schools will hold a public hearing to consider the District’s REPEAL
Fireworks Ordinance #207; and dis-
proposed 2019-2020 budget. cussed Hamilton Avenue complaint.
LARGE ITEMS YOU NEED TO UNLOAD YOURSELF All ordinance or parts of ordi-
The Board may not adopt its proposed 2019-2020 budget until after a The meeting adjourned at 8:44
LOADER IS NOT AVAILABLE nance in conflict herewith are hereby
public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2019-2020 budget, including the p.m.
WILL ACCEPT TIRES: $3.00 FOR CAR or LIGHT TRUCK proposed property tax millage rate, is available for public inspection dur- Kimberly J. Keesler
$7.00 SEMI-TRUCK TIRES - $1.25 PER INCH for TRACTOR TIRES ing normal business hours at 3866 Rochester Rd., Dryden, Michigan. Clerk/Treasurer
Steve Schneider
TWO (2) CAR OR SMALL TRUCK TIRES FROM EACH The property tax millage rate proposed to be This ordinance shall take effect
levied to support the proposed budget will be a Lynn Township
A complete copy of the minutes
$15.00 charge for Non-tagged Freon Items is available in the Clerk’s office dur-
subject of this hearing. Annette Ferrett, Clerk
ing regular business hours or at www.
TOXIC SUBSTANCES NOT ACCEPTED This notice is given by order of the Board of Education (810) 387-3358
PLEASE SEPARATE METAL Susan Polakowski 22-1
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: 810-384-8070 Ext# 21 22-2 22-1

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Decision Day fun for staff, students

IMLAY CITY — themselves and explained and entering the
Imlay City Schools and what they would be doing workforce.
Imlay City High School are upon graduating high As each senior exited
extremely proud of our school. Those plans were the Decision Day stage,
graduating class of 2019. met with cheers, excite- they received a pair of sun-
During Decision Day, grad- ment and genuine support glasses and a
uating seniors had the from staff and peers. #ICSpartanPride cupcake
opportunity to share their They included enlisting to congratulate them. On Decision Day, Seth
plans with all of ICS staff in the military, attending Staff members had such Ponke declared his
and underclassmen. trade school, attending a great time with them and intentions to head
Students introduced 2-year universities, attend- cannot wait to hear about south to Ohio Technical
ing 4-year universities, their successes in life. College.
Fun, adventure on
Allez-OOPS, aka ‘Rob & Miss Jane’ will return to tap at Seven Ponds
Imlay City for this year’s Busker Fest. DRYDEN — Some

Allez-OOPS, ‘Ohio Burn

Outdoor fun and adventures
are on tap in June at Seven
Ponds Nature Center.
•Sat., June 1 from 1-3

Unit’ back in Imlay City

p.m.; Adventure Gang;
Bee Keeping
Are you bored with life?
Looking to have something
of the more popular acts exciting to post about? Well,
from last year’s inaugural grab a friend or two and
Busker Fest in Imlay City come out to Adventure
was Allez-OOPS, a mar- Gang! This group will have
ried couple whose acrobat-
ic skills thrilled audiences
of all ages.
the opportunity to do things
like canoeing, shelter build- REAL
Though they met in
South Korea, the duo, AKA
ing, night hikes and more.
Want to learn about bees
and bee keeping? If the
“Rob & Miss Jane,” are weather is permitting we’ll
from New York City and put on the suits and open the “I try to teach my kids to do things right
the Ukraine, respectively. hives. This program is for the first time. To do that, it takes the
In their act, they waltz 14- 17-year-olds, please right tools.”
on wine bottles and skip on and awesome special visit sevenponds.org to sign DERRICK KELTNER
sky-high stilts, thus incor- effects. up.
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deft pacing and spontane- tends to be “fire-centric,” Wee-Readers: Lost in the
ous comic sight gags. Woods by Carl R. Sams II
Burn Unit members are
and Jean Stoick
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OOPS, a family-friendly, tional festival-style skills time as we follow a fawn
slapstick spectacle for all to like stilt-walking, club and through the woods. After we
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Busker Mike Davis shuffles in for Fest

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skillful trickery and down-
right mystifying sleight-of-
ences something to talk
about later.”
Lumberjack Shack, Inc.
Davis mixes his shows Established 1975
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Davis’s talents are fre- groups or by walking 4 Miles South of Imlay City
quently on display at through the crowd for one- 4 Miles North of Almont
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organizations. intends to capture the atten-
He describes his act tion of attendees at this
form his magic at the
Busker Fest on June
as “smart, stylish and year’s Busker Fest. 14-15.

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‘Father’s Day
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Imlay City, MI 48444.
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Photos will be published
in future issues of
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Entry deadline is 4 pm on
Friday, June 7th and must
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phone number
and e-mail address

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Spartans win BWAC title

Imlay girls’ dominate in five events to secure win
By Kevin Kissane Lengemann, Denver and
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Hubbard) relays also
emerged victorious. They
IMLAY CITY — The logged respective clockings
Imlay City girls’ track team of 1:49.32, 4:14.22 and
(135) outscored Cros-Lex 10:09.75 along the way.
(114), Yale (99), North Mary Lengemann, high
Branch (79), Richmond jump, 4 feet 11 inches;
(44), Algonac (33), Almont Jillian LeFevere, 100-meter
(13) and Armada (10) en dash, 13.54 seconds; Robin
route to a first-place finish LeFevere, 200 dash, 26.51
at the Blue Water Area seconds; Winget, 400-meter
Conference League Meet dash, 1:02.65; and Denver,
on Tuesday, May 21. 800 run, 2:31.25; supplied
Armada High School is Imlay City’s seconds.
where the meet was con- Giving Imlay City
tested. thirds were Mary
Robin LeFevere, long Lengemann, pole vault, 8
jump (16 feet 9 inches) and feet 6 inches; and Winget,
400 dash 1:01.63); led 200-meter dash, 27.54 sec-
Imlay City with individual onds.
event firsts. Jillian LeFevere, 300
Photo by Kevin Kissane­

The Imlay City 800 hurdles, 52.83 seconds; and

(Jillian LeFevere, McKinzie Ana Lengeman, 3200-meter

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Winget, Carlee Forsyth and run, 12:37.35; furnished
Robin LeFevere), 1600 Imlay City’s individual
(Jessica Denver, Sarah event fourths.
Hubbard, Ana Lengemann The Imlay City 400
and Winget) and 3200 (Ana Imlay City’s Sydney Kapushinski leads a group
Lengemann, Mary of 3200 runners at the BWAC Meet last week. Title page 20
Thomas Manko led Almont with a 75 at the
BWAC Tournament last Thursday.

Raiders claim
Imlay City’s
Steve Lestage
BWAC crown
was named
Girls’ Coach of Manko shoots a 75, Rayl
the Year and
Robin LeFevere cards 79 to secure win
earned Girls’ By Kevin Kissane by Almont (328), North
MVP honors at Tri-City Times Sports Editor Branch (340), Richmond
the BWAC Meet (354), Armada (356) and
last week. TRI-CITY AREA— Imlay City (356).
Thomas Manko shot a 75 Cros-Lex also partici-
and Jacob Rayl carded a pated but did not field a
79, leading the Almont complete team.
boys’ golf team to a sec- Jack Jellison and Seth
ond-place finish last VanHoutte rounded out
Thursday at the Blue Water Almont’s top-four golfers.
Area Conference League They finished with 87s.
Tournament. Garrett Roberts led
Solitude Golf Links, in Imlay City with a 93. The
Photo by Kevin Kissane­

Wadhams, served as the Spartans also counted

tournament venue. Mitch Allen’s 94, Andy
Yale won tournament Hintz’s 102 and Quintin
honors, thanks to a 317
total. They were followed Crown page 20

Cards win back-to-back titles

Dryden triumphs over Lakeville for championship
By Kevin Kissane from-behind win.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor In the pivotal sixth
inning, Josh Schornak and
DRYDEN — The Tyler Perria both connected
Dryden varsity baseball for singles.
team made it back-to-back Then, with two outs,
years as Tom Cole Corey Heike delivered a
Tournament Champions, clutch double to even the
accomplishing the feat with score at two runs apiece.
a 5-2 triumph against Following a walk to
Lakeville Monday after- Brady Czape, Ethan
noon. Rozanski connected for a
Broome Park, in Flint, is two-run double.
where the battle was con- Vince Angel then added
Photo by Kevin Kissane­

tested. an RBI-single, staking

“We played a little slop- Dryden to a 5-2 lead at the
py in the field today,” time. That would prove the
Dryden Coach John eventual final score.
DelCampo commented. Czape and Schornak led
Almont’s Makayla Gammon fields a grounder “Fortunately, we bounced Dryden with a pair of hits
during a BWAC clash last week. back and were able to pull it each. Rozanski, Perria and
out in the end,” he noted. Angel added a hit each to
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Almont sweeps foe

In Monday’s matchup, Dryden’s cause.
Lakeville scored single runs Rozanski was Dryden’s
during the first and sixth winning pitcher that day. He
allowed five hits over seven

Yale in league clash

Dryden countered with a innings, striking out 11 along
five-run sixth inning out- Ethan Rozanski, of Dryden, fires a strike to
burst to obtain the come- home plate during a recent game. Cards page 20
By Kevin Kissane (two singles and a double),
Olivia Malcolm (three sin-

Novy named new Capac football coach

Tri-City Times Sports Editor
gles), Makayla Gammon (a
ALMONT — Almont a single and a double) and
obtained a pair of wins Grace Johnson (two sin-
against visiting Yale in a gles) proved Almont’s By Kevin Kissane He takes over the side- coach, at playoff win in school his-
Blue Water Area toughest outs. They were Tri-City Times Sports Editor line assignment from Bill Auburn tory over that stretch.
Conference varsity softball backed by Laken Campbell, Nestle, who stepped down Hills Also while there, Novy
doubleheader last Friday. Hannah Landerschier, CAPAC — Capac at the completion of the Oakland coached one first team All-
In the opener, Almont Hannah Feys and Samantha High School announced 2019 campaign. Christian. State player, three All-
picked up a 7-2 victory Dyer (a single each). Robert Novy as its new Novy comes to Capac He led the State honorable mention
over Yale. varsity football coach this after spending six seasons, team to players and one Academic
Rachael Schapman Almont page 20 past week. the last four as the head their only Coach Novy All-State first team player.
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Boys Track

Imlay City takes fifth at BWAC Meet

By Kevin Kissane sixth to Imlay City’s cause.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Robbie Battani, pole
IMLAY CITY — The vault, 12 feet 6 inches; led
Imlay City and Almont Almont with a first.
boys’ track teams pulled up Schapman, high jump,
fifth and seventh, respec- 5 feet 11 inches; collected
tively, at the Blue Water the lone Almont second.
Area Conference League Jackson Malcolm, dis-
Meet on Tuesday, May 21. cus, 117 feet 4 inches;
Armada High School is provided Almont with a
where the action unfolded. third.
Yale (172 points) Mike Rinke, pole vault,
claimed team honors that 11 feet 5 inches and Battani,
day. They were followed 110 hurdles, 16.89 seconds;
by Cros-Lex (79 points), contributed Almont’s indi-

Photo by Kevin Kissane­

North Branch (69), Algonac vidual event fifths.
Photo by Kevin Kissane­

(54), Imlay City (44), The Almont 800-meter

Armada (43), Almont (34) relay of Schapman, Lucas
and Richmond (31). DeLaurier, Caleb Weigand
Austin DeRocher, shot and Mason Smith wound
put, 47 feet 8 inches; paced Imlay City’s Breydon Andrez (R) bursts out of up fifth as well. They
Imlay City with a first. the blocks at the BWAC League Meet. required 1:38.6 to get the
Almont high jumper Colby Schapman
Ryan Johnson, discus, job done.
approaches the bar in a meet last week.
136 feet 10 inches; gave respectively. and Liu) and 3200-meter Battani, 300 hurdles,
Johnson, shot put, 42 (Jager Land, Jack 44.57 seconds; secured an

Tri-City area squads

Imlay City a second.
The Imlay City 800 feet 11 inches; and Andrez, Ragle, Aiden Cuthbertson individual event sixth for
(Raymond Liu, Breydon 100 (11.85 seconds) and and Parkin) relays fur- Almont.
Andrez, Zavier Logan and 400 (53.76 seconds) dash- nished fifths as well. They The 1600-meter relay

excel in Marysville Alex Dimmick) and 1600

(Collin Parkin, Liu, Logan,
and Andrez) relays provid-
es; furnished Imlay City’s
individual event fifths.
The Imlay City 400
were timed in 47.22 sec-
onds and 9:26.35, respec-
of Aaron Bryan, Trent
Ligon, Luke Owens and
Schapman added a sixth as
By Kevin Kissane vault, 10 feet 6 inches; con- ed thirds. They were timed (James Ruolo, Hunter Mullins, pole vault, 10 well. They were timed in
Tri-City Times Sports Editor tributed a seventh to Imlay in 1:37.28 and 3:44.88, Mullins, Alex Dimmick feet 6 inches; tacked on a 3:57.38.
City’s cause.
TRI-CITY AREA — Andrez, 100-meter
The Imlay City boys’ track
squad generated seven
dash, 11.95 seconds; added
an eighth for Imlay City.
placewinning performanc- Colby Schapman, high
es, Almont registered six
and Capac managed three
last Friday at the Blue
jump, 5 feet 9 inches; and
Robbie Battani, pole vault,
13 feet; paced Almont with
Almont moves on
with a 6-1 victory
Water Area Meet of thirds.
Champions. Battani, 110 hurdles,
Marysville High School 16.86 seconds; collected a
is where the action unfold- fifth for Almont. Caroline Tormala added a
ed. By Kevin Kissane
Mike Rinke, pole vault, Tri-City Times Sports Editor goal each for the Raiders.
No team scores were 11 feet; and Seth Helfer, Shelby Kutchey, Erica
kept at the meet. long jump, 18 feet 4 1/4 ALMONT — Almont Bailey and Schuchard
Austin DeRocher, shot inches; earned Almont’s made visiting Yale absorb a added a goal apiece to
put, 46 feet 10 inches; led sixths. 6-1 loss in a Division 3 Almont’s cause.
Imlay City with a second. Jackson Malcolm, dis- girls’ district soccer open- Savannah Tormala and

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Ryan Johnson, discus, cus, 124 feet 2 inches; ing round contest last Aliyah Cremeans shared
137 feet 3 inches; gave tacked on an eighth for Wednesday. the goalkeeping chores for
Imlay City a third. Almont. Alayna Panduren led the victorious Almont side.
Breydon Andrez, 400 The 800-meter relay of Almont with a three-goal They were credited with
dash, 54.08 seconds; pro- Ethan Bastian, Tyler Ellis, effort. Lindsey Wilson, one and zero saves, respec-
vided Imlay City with an Ben Laskowski and Daniel Hannah Schuchard and tively.
individual event fifth. Griffith led Capac with a Almont’s Skylar Stryker (#4) battles a pair of
The Imlay City 1600- second. They were timed Yale foes for the ball in district action.
meter relay of Raymond
Capac wraps up its season
in 1:34.33.
Liu, Zavier Logan, Riley Charlie Aldrich, 800
Bertram and Andrez wound run, 2:03.5; generated a
up fifth as well. They were third for Capac that day. represents a school record.
timed in 3:45.89. By Kevin Kissane
Capac also received a Tri-City Times Sports Editor In Thursday’s clash,
Imlay City’s 800 relay fourth from their 400-meter Elkton Pigeon BayPort
of Lonnie Wolford, Liu, relay of Joe Peters, CAPAC — The Capac jumped out to a 4-0 advan-
Andrez and Bertram took Laskowski, Bastian and girls’ soccer team finished tage at the half.
Photo by Rod Soule

sixth with a time of 1:39.58. Griffith. They stopped the its season with a 7-0 road Elkton Pigeon BayPort
Hunter Mullins, pole watch at 45.89 seconds. setback to Elkton Pigeon then outscored Capac 3-0
BayPort in a Division 4 from that point on, closing

Athlete of the Week

opening round district clash out a 7-0 win.
last Thursday. Haydn Hurley drew the
Imlay City’s Gia Hart looks to make a diving With the outcome, goalkeeping assignment for
save in districts versus Lutheran North. Capac wraps up an 8-9-1 Capac that day. Hurley

Imlay bows out in district play Goodrich slips past Imlay City, 2-1 campaign. Their win total registered 13 saves.

IMLAY CITY — In Wednesday’s clash,

Imlay City dropped a 5-0 Lutheran North used a 2-0 IMLAY CITY — Jackie Perry (set up
verdict to visiting Lutheran opening half edge and a 3-0 Imlay City fell a goal short by Kaylee Kaminski) sup-
North in a Division 3 girls’ second half advantage to when the final scores were plied the lone Imlay City
district soccer opening prevail. added up, dropping a 2-1 goal.
round clash last Wednesday. Gia Hart drew the goal- verdict to host Goodrich in Gia Hart drew the goal-
With the outcome, keeping assignment for a non-league girls’ soccer keeping assignment for
Imlay City finishes at 8-9-1 Imlay City that day. Hart encounter on Monday, May Imlay City. Hart was cred-
overall. was credited with 20 saves. 20. it with 16 saves.

Imlay City senior

track standout Robin
Dryden senior base-
ball standout Brady
Dryden year comes to a close with a loss to host Bad Axe
LeFevere was named the Czape had seven hits By Kevin Kissane girls’ district soccer open- half. Ashley Hickmott shared
BWAC’s Girls’ MVP this and five RBI in his Tri-City Times Sports Editor ing round confrontation last Bad Axe then outscored the goalkeeping responsi-
past week. team’s doubleheader DRYDEN — Dryden Wednesday. Dryden 5-0 from that point bilities for Dryden.
For her effort, sweep over Mayville last bowed out of postseason
LeFevere earns our Girls’ week.
In Wednesday’s con- on, assuring themselves of Carpenter finished with six
Athlete of the Week For his effort, Czape play with a 6-0 loss to host frontation, Dryden spotted a 6-0 triumph. saves and Hickmott sup-
honor. earns our Boys’ Athlete Bad Axe in a Division 4 Bad Axe a 1-0 edge at the Josie Carpenter and plied one.
of the Week honor.
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Sports Schedule
FRANKENMUTH Baseball Oakland Christian Imlay City’s Robin Abromaitis and Kylie
PIONEER • CINCINNATI Friday, May 31 Almont vs. Memphis, LeFevere, Mary DeVlaminck compete
TRAVELERS Division 4 districts at 1:30 p.m. Lengemann, McKinzie Girls’ Soccer
THE HARTFORD Merritt Academy Capac vs. Oakland Winget, Sarah Hubbard, Wednesday, May 29
Dryden vs. Cardinal Christian, 3:30 p.m. Jessica Denver and Ana Division 3 districts
Writing For Many Major Mooney, 2 p.m. Finals- 5:30 p.m. Lengemann plus Austin Almont hosts the winner of
Insurance Companies Dryden/Cardinal Mooney Saturday, June 1 DeRocher and Ryan Algonac/Marine City
• Life Insurance • Automobile • Homeowners • Builder’s Risk • Workers’ Comp winner vs. Merritt Division 2 districts at Johnson compete, TBA match, 4:30 p.m.
• Farm Owners • Motorcycles • Mobile Homes • Fleet Auto • Bonds & RV Academy in finals, 4 p.m. Imlay City Division 3 state finals Friday, May 31
& Boat • Commercial • Travel Trailers • Special Events Saturday, June 1 Imlay City vs. North at Jenison Finals-4:30 p.m. in Imlay City
Life is an Adventure. Protect it. Division 2 districts at Branch, 10 a.m. Capac’s Charlie Aldrich, Girls’ Tennis
Imlay City Yale vs. Cros-Lex, noon Hank Barker, Ethan Friday, May 31 and
649 N. Van Dyke 810-724-0199 • Text 810-395-5748 Yale vs. North Branch, Finals- 2 p.m. Bastian, Daniel Griffith, Saturday, June 1
Imlay City www.ventureinsgrp.com 10 a.m. Division 4 districts at Ben Laskowski, Joe Peters Almont’s Maria Bussone
Imlay City vs. Cros-Lex, Rochester Hills Lutheran and Tyler Ellis plus competes at the Division 3

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noon Northwest Almont’s Robbie Battani, state finals, Novi
Finals- 2 p.m. Dryden/Waterford Our Colby Schapman and Boys’ Golf
Division 3 districts at Lady of the Lakes winner Ashley Santo compete Wednesday, May 29
Rochester Hills Lutheran vs. Parkway Christian, Division 4 state finals Division 3 districts
Northwest 10 a.m. at Hudsonville Capac, Almont at
Almont vs. Memphis, Rochester Hills Lutheran Dryden’s Ronny Hudson, Washtenaw Golf Course
10 a.m. Northwest vs. Cardinal Ethan Rozanski, Brenden Thursday, May 30
594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Capac vs. Rochester Hills Mooney, noon Knuth, Reed Hall plus Division 2

(810) 724-0254
Lutheran Northwest, noon Finals- 2 p.m. Kelli Schenkel, Natalie Imlay City at
Finals- 2 p.m. Boys and Girls’ Track Poirier, Jodie Adams, Ella Fieldstone GC
Softball Saturday, June 1 Kage, Teagan Norman, Friday, May 31
Friday, May 31 Division 2 State Finals at Erin Boettcher, Erin Paton, Dryden at Verona Hills,
“Quality Commercial Printing at the Best Price in Town!” Division 3 districts at Zeeland Caitlyn Hill, Paige GC, Bad Axe
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Spartans fall to
Broncos twice
By Kevin Kissane gle) supplied the lone Imlay
Tri-City Times Sports Editor City base hit.
In the nightcap, North

Photo by Kevin Kissanwe

IMLAY CITY — Branch handed Imlay City
Imlay City was defeated a 7-3 setback.
two times by host North Makenzie Hayward (a
Branch in a Blue Water single and a homer) and
Area Conference varsity Jaya Forti (two singles) led
softball doubleheader on Imlay City with multiple-
Dryden catcher Courtney Heike makes a diving stop during a recent diamond clash. Tuesday, May 21. hit performances. The
In the opener, North Spartans also had Isabella

Dryden takes down Mayville twice Branch escaped with a 2-1

win against Imlay City.
Emma Sellers (a sin-
Barker, Leah Dawson and
Sellers (a single each) reach
the hitting column.
By Kevin Kissane
Dryden drops a
10-0 loss. Riley Knox (a single Abromaitis (two singles
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Paige Abromaitis (a sin- apiece). and a double), Sobek
DRYDEN — Dryden gle and a double) plus Knox was the winning and Embree (three singles
swept visiting Mayville in a Natalie Embree and Ally Dryden pitcher, striking out each) plus Josie Carpenter
varsity softball doublehead-
er on Tuesday, May 21.
In the opener, Dryden
Sobek (two singles each)
led Dryden’s offensive
attack. They were backed
two along the way.
In the nightcap, Dryden
rolled to a 23-8 victory over
(two singles) proved
Dryden’s toughest outs.
Knox was Dryden’s
pair to NCTL foe
made Mayville absorb a by Courtney Heike and Mayville. pitcher of record. DRYDEN — Dryden cause.
lost a pair of outcomes to In the nightcap,
visiting Deckerville in a Deckerville pulled out a
North Central Thumb 5-4 victory over Dryden.
League varsity softball That battle lasted eight
doubleheader last Friday. innings.
In the opener, Riley Knox (three sin-
Deckerville claimed an 8-6 gles) put up Dryden’s top
win at Dryden’s expense. plate credentials. She was
Paige Abromaitis led backed by Ally Sobek,
Dryden with three singles. Hannah Peyerk and
Natalie Embree added two Abromaitis (two singles
singles to the Cardinals’ apiece).

Almont is outscored in
BWAC doubleheader
By Kevin Kissane win against Almont.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Olivia Malcolm and
Sarah Hall led Almont with
ALMONT — The a pair of singles apiece.
Almont varsity softball Hannah Feys and Samantha
team wound up with a pair Knittel added a single each
Photo by Kevin Kissane­

of setbacks to host to the Raiders’ cause.

Richmond in a Blue Water In the second contest,
Area Conference varsity Richmond posted a 14-0
softball doubleheader on victory over Almont.
Monday, May 20. Makayla Gammon and
In the opener, Feys (a single apiece) fur-
Almont’s Samantha Dyer looks to chase down a fly ball in BWAC action last week. Richmond claimed an 18-1 nished Almont’s hits.

Almont falls to rival Armada

By Kevin Kissane Almont. 15-11 loss.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Hannah Feys, Olivia Hall (four singles),
ALMONT — The Malcolm and Sarah Hall Feys (two singles and a
Almont varsity softball led Almont with two sin- homer) and Hannah
team dropped both ends of gles apiece. Grace Johnson, Landerschier (three sin-
a Blue Water Area Laken Campbell, Emily gles) paced Almont with
Conference doubleheader Klassa, Samantha Dyer and multiple-hit performances.
with host Armada on Emily Henige added a sin- They were backed by
Tuesday, May 21. gle each for the Raiders. Rachael Schapman,
In the opener, Armada In the nightcap, Armada Campbell, Malcolm and
notched a 3-1 win against made Almont absorb a Klassa (a single apiece).

Capac splits games versus Ubly

By Kevin Kissane Shelby Husovsky led Mason was the winning
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Capac with three singles. Capac pitcher. She struck
CAPAC — The Capac She was backed by out five en route.
varsity softball team split
with host Ubly in a Greater
Madison Wheeler (a single
and a triple), Ally Dean and
In the nightcap, Ubly
bounced back with a 13-1
May 15th - June 3rd
Thumb Conference East Aubree Smith (a single and victory over Capac.
doubleheader on Monday, a double each), Meriah Smith and Amador
May 20. Mason (two singles) along paced Capac with a double
In the opener, Capac with Alyssa Orlando and each. Samantha Hull (a
pulled out an 8-7 victory Izabelle Amador (a single single) also reached the hit-
over Ubly. apiece). ting column.

Imlay City drops two at Bay City

By Kevin Kissane two-game stint with a 14-3 Imlay City then closed
Tri-City Times Sports Editor loss to Alpena. out their two-game stint
Jaya Forti led Imlay with an 11-1 setback to Bay
IMLAY CITY — The City with three singles. City Central.
Imlay City varsity softball Abigail Thibodeau, Emily Stone paced Imlay City
team went 0-2 last Saturday Orlowski, Leah Dawson, with a pair of singles.
at the Bay City Central Skylar Stone and Kendall Dawson and Whitsett (a
Tournament. Whitsett added a single single apiece) supported
Imlay City began their each for the Spartans. her performance.

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Spartans place 16 times in Marysville Golf

By Kevin Kissane Rosillo, shot put, 33 feet 4
Tri-City Times Sports Editor inches; and Hubbard, 400
dash, 1:05; furnished Imlay
TRI-CITY AREA- City’s fifths.
The Imlay City girls’ track Winget, 200-meter
team managed 16 place- dash, 28.32 seconds; sup-
winning efforts and Almont plied the lone Imlay City
generated five last Friday sixth.
at the Blue Water Areas A 400 relay of Jillian
Meet of Champions. LeFevere, Layla Delecke,
Marysville High Forsyth and Behrick
School is where the meet claimed a seventh. They
unfolded. stopped the watch at 55.38
No team scores were seconds.

Photo by Kevin Kissane­

kept at the meet. Sydney Kapushinski,
Robin LeFevere, 400 long jump, 13 feet 8 inch-
dash, 1:00.72; and Jessica es; and Rosillo, discus, 93
Denver, 1600-meter run, feet 6 inches; added eighths
5:30.05; led Imlay City for Imlay City.
with individual event firsts. Autumn Kwierant, pole
The Imlay City 1600 Imlay City’s Sarah Hubbard pulls away from a vault, 8 feet 6 inches; and
(McKinzie Winget, Sarah foe during a recent meet. Ashley Santo, discus, 103
Hubbard, Robin LeFevere feet 9 inches; paced Almont
and Denver) and 3200 and 200-meter dash (27.58 Carlee Forsyth, Aubrie with fourths.
relays (Ana Lengemann, seconds); had Imlay City’s Behrick and Winget wound Claire Taylor, long
Mary Lengemann, Hubbard seconds. up third as well. They jump, 14 feet 1/2 inch;
and Denver) relays also Mary Lengemann, high were timed in 1:53.88. gave Almont a sixth.

Photo provided
prevailed. They were jump, 4 feet 10 inches; Winget, 400-meter Taylor, high jump, 4
timed in 4:16.25 and secured the lone Imlay City dash, 1:03.24; provided feet 8 inches; and Brandi
10:12.72, respectively. individual event third. Imlay City with a fourth. Brady, 100 hurdles, 18.95
Robin LeFevere (long The Imlay City 800 Mary Lengemann, pole seconds; added an eighth
jump, 16 feet 2 1/2 inches) relay of Jillian LeFevere, vault, 8 feet; Sophia for Almont. Almont’s Jack Jellison, Thomas Manko, Paul
Biolchini, Joe Berger, Jacob Rayl and Seth
VanHoutte pose for a photo after their team
won the BWAC title.

Crown: Almont wins BWAC

from page 17 All-BWAC team- 1)
Owen Flaherty, Cros-Lex,
Zinger’s 106. 87 points; 2) Yale’s Pat
Final BWAC Donnellon and North
Standings- 1) Almont, 60 Branch’s Ian Conley, 80
points; 2) Yale, 57; 3) each; 4) Thomas Manko,
North Branch, 44; 4) Almont; 70; 5) Jacob Rayl,
Richmond, 35; 5) 68; 6) Jack Jellison,
Armada, 25; 6) Imlay City, Almont, 61; 7) Jake Craig,
19 points; and 7) Cros- Yale, 57; and 8) Owen
Lex, 11. Kosal, 50.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

The Imlay City girls’ track team celebrates a first at the BWAC League Meet.

Title: Spartans set pace

Photo by Kevin Kissane

from page 17 onds.

Sophia Rosillo, shot
relay of Jillian LeFevere, put, 32 feet 1/2 inch;
Layla Delecke, Aubrie Forsyth, 100 (18.2 seconds)
Behrick and Forsyth wound and 300-meter (53.0 sec-
up fourth as well. They onds) hurdles; and Mary Almont’s Seth VanHoutte watches his tee shot
were timed in 54.79 sec- Lengemann, 1600 run, land in the fairway during a recent match.

Capac second
at GTC Tourney
Photo by Kevin Kissane­

By Kevin Kissane Ubly’s 419 output paced

Tri-City Times Sports Editor the field assembled. They
Imlay City’s Rebecca Sich competes in the 100 were followed by Brown
hurdles at the BWAC Meet. CAPAC — The Capac City (437) and Capac (480).
boys’ golf team claimed a For Capac, Kayden
5:42.6; provided Imlay Claire Taylor, long third at the Greater Thumb Braun led the way with a
City’s fifths. jump, 14 feet 4 inches; con- Conference East 109 over 18 holes. He was
Photo by Kevin Kissane­

Rosillo, discus, 97 feet tributed a fifth to Almont’s Tournament on Monday, backed by Josh Crane (112),
9 inches; and Rebecca Sich, cause. May 20. Cody Bobcean (125) and
100-meter hurdles, 18.33 Autumn Kwierant fur- Scenic Golf and Tony Uribe (134).
seconds; added Imlay City’s nished Almont’s other Country Club, in Pigeon, Harbor Beach also par-
sixths. placewinning performance. served as the tournament ticipated, but did not field a
Ashley Santo, discus, He pole vault clearance of 8 venue.
Almont’s Ashley Santo participates in the dis- complete squad.
104 feet 3 inches; paced feet 6 inches paid off with a
cus at the BWAC Meet last week. Almont with a second. sixth.
Capac winds up
from page 17
second at Mayville
CAPAC — The Capac (412), Caro (431), Cass City
the way. boys’ golf team registered a (456) and Mayville (506).
“He had a huge day,” second-place finish last Owen-Gage also com-
DelCampo said. “Rozanski Wednesday at the Mayville peted, but did not field a
pitched another great game Tournament. complete lineup.
and came through with the Greenbrier Golf Course Kayden Braun led Capac
winning hit for us,” he noted. is where the action unfolded. with a 94 over 18 holes. The
Assistant Dryden Coach North Branch (356) took Chiefs also counted Josh
Craig Gerard was ecstatic team honors that day. They Crane’s 98, Cody Bobcean’s
about the win. And for good were followed by Capac 105 and Tony Uribe’s 115.
reason, he also participated
for Grand Blanc as a player
in the inaugural Tom Cole
Tournament 50 years ago.
“That sixth inning was
Almont: Sweeps Yale
great,” Gerard said. “It from page 17 gles) and Campbell (two
means a great deal to me to singles) led Almont at the
be a part of this tournament Malcolm was Almont’s plate. Dyer, Feys, Malcolm,
again,” he noted. pitcher of record. She Gammon and Johnson (a
Dryden returns to action allowed eight hits over single apiece) supported
Photo provided

this Friday when it meets seven innings, struck out their performances.
Cardinal Mooney in a seven and walked two. Malcolm was the win-
Division 4 district semifinal In the nightcap, Almont ning Almont pitcher. She
game at Merritt Academy. registered a 9-0 triumph allowed five hits over seven
That clash is scheduled for 2 The Dryden baseball team poses for a photo after winning the Tom Cole against Yale. innings, retired six on
p.m. Tournament on Monday. Sarah Hall (three sin- strikes and walked none.
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‘Polly Ann Trail Run’ returns Sat., June 1

13th annual ‘Walk/Run’ sets off person. travels a route west from from this year’s event will through these trail walks,
All entrants will receive Imlay City High School to go toward continued memberships and dona-
from ICHS parking lot at 9 a.m. a participant’s medal and the Veterans Memorial Park improvements and mainte- tions will help us realize
top finishers in each age in Dryden. nance along the trail. our ultimate goal of a trail
By Tom Wearing start promptly at 9 a.m. group will receive awards. Runners/walkers will Previous fundraisers from the Oakland County
twearing@pageone-inc.com from the northwest corner The event, which coin- make a short loop through raised money to purchase line to Curtis Road in
I M L AY   C I T Y   — of the parking lot at Imlay cides with National Trail Mt. Pleasant Cemetery just seven acres of land con- Arcadia Township.”
Check-in time for the 13th City High School. Day, features light refresh- before the finish. necting General Squier For more information,
Annual “Polly Ann Trail Registration is now ments for participants A return shuttle service Park and the trail and to contact Friends of the Polly
10-K Run/Walk” is 7:45 open and is $25 per person before and after the event. to take runners and walkers construct the Imlay City Ann Chairman, David
a.m. on Saturday, June 1. (or $15 without a T-shirt) from Dryden back to Imlay Trailhead. Howell at Friends of the
Sponsored again by the through Thursday, May 30; Friends’ Chairman City will be provided by “These efforts are Polly Ann Trail at 248-933-
Friends of the Polly Ann after which the registration David Howell reminded Milnes Chevrolet. ongoing,” said Howell. 6184, or email djhowell@
group, the Run/Walk will fee will increase to $30 per that scenic trail run/walk Howell said proceeds “Support for the group earthlink.net.

Lunch and Learn for new VA health plan is May 29 in Lapeer

LAPEER — The open to veterans and their waiting or 60 minute drive care,” said Edward L. accurate information.” expected to attend.
Lapeer County Department families and caregivers and time. Ronders, director of the Michelle Sorie, Chief, Registration is a must.
of Veterans Affairs and the community health care pro- Critics of the new program Lapeer County Department Community Care Service There is no charge for the
Saginaw VA Medical viders. claim it is a step toward the of Veterans Affairs. from the Saginaw VAMC Lunch and Learn workshop
Center will host a work- The Mission Act will privatization of VA health “Veterans and their fami- will explain the new pro- but registration is manda-
shop outlining sweeping replace the VA Choice Act care and does not address lies, as well as I, have ques- gram in detail. tory. Lunch will be pro-
changes how veterans may of 2014. That program was VA’s slow payments to tions on how the Mission Representatives from U.S. vided.
access non-VA health care launched in 2014 in community care providers. act will work. Its critical Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Email veteransaffairs@lap-
beginning June 6. response to 40 veterans “These are sweeping veterans and community and Congressman Paul eercounty.org or call 810-
The Maintaining who died waiting for care at changes for veterans’ health health care providers get Mitchell’s office are 667-0256 to register.
Internal Systems and the Phoenix VA Medical

Strengthening Integrated Center.
Outside Networks (Mission The Choice Act allowed
Act) will streamline veter- veterans to visit a commu-
ans’ access to non-VA com- nity provider if they lived
munity care when clinically 40 miles away from the ~ Hilda Clendenan, 92 ~
appropriate, create a VA closest VA medical facility
benefit of commercial or had been waiting for 30 Hilda M. Clendenan, solos, especially “Oh Holy Lance and Logan Marta,
urgent care clinics and days or longer for VA care. age 92, of Marlette, MI Night” at Christmas time. Brendan and Dylan
expand eligibility for veter- Under the new program, went to Heaven to be with Hilda was preceded in Galazka.
ans’ family caregivers. wait times are reduced to the Lord on May 27, 2019. death by her husband of 62 A Celebration of
The Lunch and Learn 20 days for primary, mental She was born July 19, years, Ray Clendenan; Hilda’s life will be held at
workshop will be held from health and non-institutional 1926 at home on the Hager daughter-in-law, Holly 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1,
12-2 p.m. Wednesday May care or if the veteran faces a farm and graduated from Clendenan; parents, Kent 2019 at Marlette Baptist
29 at the historic Lapeer 30 minute drive to a VA Marlette High School and and Hazel Hager; sister, Vi Church followed by a lun-
County Courthouse, 235 W. facility. For specialty care, Fort Wayne Gospel Hager; and brother, Robert cheon and time for family
Nepessing, Lapeer. It is those standards are 28 days Temple. Hilda also Hager. visitation.
received her Master’s She is survived by her Memorial suggestions
Degree in elementary four children, Connie to Gideon’s International,
Dispatch log... music from Eastern
Michigan University. She Hilda is remembered for
Clendenan of Fresno, CA,
Clifton Clendenan D.C. of
United Hospice Service of
Marlette, Cornerstone
married Ray Clendenan in faithfully serving God, Imlay City, MI, Christie University/Hager
Editor’s note: The fol- Department, in addition to 1948. They farmed togeth- loving her family and Clendenan of Fresno, CA, Foundation or your favor-
lowing is a compilation of traffic stops: er on Maplehurst Farm friends, unselfishly and and Carol (Tom) Stier of ite charity.
activity and reports from May 23 from 1948 - 1969. Hilda compassionately helping Harrison, MI; five grand- You may share an
area police departments: •assist other law was a Music Teacher at the others and for preparing children, Tricia (Joe online condolence with the
enforcement in the 4000 Bea McDonald Elementary great meals. She was a Galazka) LaValley, Allison family at www.marshfu-
In Imlay City block of Atwell St. in School in Marlette from wonderful Sunday School (Seby) Kottackal, Joshua neral.com.
May 20 Dryden 1969 - 1975. She served Teacher, School and (Bethany) Clendenan, Arrangements by
•07:41 Alarm (1700 •road hazard in the 6000 with Ray in Youth For Church Choir Director and Travis and Todd Stier; and Marsh Funeral Chapel,
block S. Cedar St.) block of Tubspring Rd. in Christ from 1957 - 1990 Secretary of the Board at great grandchildren, Trey 2675 Main St., Marlette,
•15:55 Citizen Assist Almont Twp. and in Michigan Teen Bethel Church. Everyone and Landon LaValley, MI 48453 Phone 989-635-
(400 block Bancroft St.) •road hazard at Ranch from 1965 - 1998. always loved her vocal Abigail Gerstenberger, 3658.
•17:25 Alarm (300 Harrington and Lum roads
block E. Capac Rd.) in Arcadia Twp.
•Multiple traffic stops •welfare check in the ~ Sylvia Zuhlke Dingman, 83 ~
were made throughout the 7000 block of Ross Rd. in Sylvia Zuhlke in the Imlay City Senior John Joseph Neis.
day. Imlay Twp. Dingman, age 83, recently Center. She loved to dance, The memorial services
May 21 •welfare check in the of Cass City (formerly of sing and play music. will be held at 11:30 a.m.,
•01:54 Assist Almont 5000 block of Bowers Rd. Imlay City), MI, died Sylvia enjoyed going to on Thursday, June 6, 2019
PD with Traffic Stop (S. in Attica Twp. Sunday, May 19, 2019 at garage sales, writing, sew- at Muir Brothers Funeral
Van Dyke Rd./Ross Rd.) •assist other law Medi-Lodge of Cass City ing kids’ clothes and mak- Home of Imlay City, 225
•02:25 Welfare Check enforcement at Caulkins of Cass City, MI. ing Barbie doll clothes N. Main Street, Imlay City,
(S. Van Dyke Rd./Hunters and Third streets in Imlay Sylvia Ann Neis was She is survived by one MI. Michelle Lamb will
Creek Rd.) City born July 17, 1935 in Port daughter, Judy Uptegraff officiate.
•07:23-08:04 Monitor May 24 Huron, MI. She was the of Lapeer, MI; one son, The family will be
Traffic (Middle School) •abandoned auto at daughter of the late John David Schook of Lapeer, available for visitation
•08:19-09:06 Monitor westbound I-69 and Lake and the late Mabel MI; two grandchildren, from 10 a.m. until after the
Traffic (Weston George Rd. in Attica Twp. (Harvey) Neis. Sylvia Lynette (Phillip) Lemke funeral services on
Elementary) •assist motorist at Imlay grew up in Capac, MI. She and Ryan Thick; her two Thursday, June 6, at Muir
•19:37 Debris in City and Five Lakes Rd. in was a graduate of Capac City area. Walter passed great-grandchildren, Brothers Funeral Home of
Roadway (1800 block S. Attica Twp. High School, Class of away in 1981. She married Annabelle Lemke and Ben Imlay City, 225 N. Main
Cedar St.) May 25 1953. She married Charles Glenn “Jack” Dingman Lemke; and several favor- Street, Imlay City, MI.
•19:50 Assist LCSO •vehicle theft in the Schook on October 7, until their divorce. ite nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements
with Domestic Dispute 2000 block of Winslow Rd. 1956, he preceded her in She was employed as a Sylvia was preceded in were made by Muir
(100 block Elk Lake Rd.) in Attica Twp. death December 26, 1956. sales clerk by D&C death by her first husband, Brothers Funeral Home of
•21:32 Intoxicated •personal injury traffic Sylvia married Walter F. Department Store in Imlay Charles Schook; her sec- Imlay City. Please be sure
Person (Main St./E. Capac crash at N. Cedar St. and Zuhlke on June 29, 1957. City for 10 years. ond husband, Walter to sign our online register
Rd.) Capac Rd. in Imlay City They lived in the Imlay Sylvia was very active Zuhlke; and her brother, at muirbrothersfh.com
•23:25 Assist LCSO •assist motorist at west-
with Traffic Stop (1900 bound I-69 and Winslow
block S. Cedar St.) Rd. in Attica Twp. ~ Marilyn Lindke, 84 ~
•Multiple Traffic Stops •driving while license
throughout the day suspended at Fairgrounds Marilyn Lindke, age Huron School of Nursing City, MI; five grandchil- N. Main Street, Imlay
May 22 and Weyer roads in Imlay 84, of Lapeer (formerly of and earned her LPN. dren, Nathan Williams, City, MI. Interment fol-
•02:35 Alarm (700 Twp. Imlay City), MI died She was employed as Melanie Rinke, Caitlyn lowed at Imlay Township
block S. Cedar St.) May 26 Wednesday, May 22, an LPN at area nursing Schroeder, Lee Ann Cemetery.
•07:36-07:58 Parking •welfare check at west- 2019 at Stonegate Health homes and hospitals such Jacobs and Robert Those wishing to
Enforcement (Borland bound I-69 and S. Van Dyke Campus of Lapeer, MI. as Ferguson Nursing Vanlerberghe; and her make memorial contribu-
Elementary) Rd. in Imlay Twp. Marilyn Joyce LePard Home, Oakdale and five great-grandchildren, tions make direct them to
•08:19 Medical Assist •road hazard at west- was born November 24, Lapeer General Hospital. Drew, Emily, Aaron, Rose Paradise Animal Rescue,
(500 block S. Cedar St.) bound I-69 and Graham Rd. 1934 in Imlay City, MI. Marilyn is survived Ann and Chloe. 2266 N. Lapeer Rd.,
12:50 Possible Counterfeit in Imlay Twp. She was the daughter of by three daughters Dian She was preceded in Lapeer, MI 48446.
Currency (700 block S. •animal complaint in the late Calvin and the (Earl) Schroeder of death by her parents, Funeral arrangements
Cedar St.) the 5000 block of Hunters late Bertha (Sidell) Metamora, MI, Teresa Calvin and Bertha were made by Muir
•17:21 Citizen Assist Creek Rd. in Attica Twp. LePard. Marilyn grew up (Allen) Vanlerberghe of LePard; four sisters; and Brothers Funeral Home of
(2000 block S. Almont •road hazard at Five in Imlay City. She was a Capac, MI and Kathryn an infant brother. Imlay City. Please be sure
Ave.) Lakes and Imlay City roads graduate of Imlay City (Willie Childers) The funeral was held to sign our online register
18:00 VIN Inspection (2000 in Attica Twp. High School, Class of Williams of Imlay City, Friday, May 24, 2019 at at muirbrothersfh.com to
block S. Cedar St.) •road hazard at Attica 1953. Marilyn furthered MI; one son, Douglas Muir Brothers Funeral share condolences and
•18:29 Assist MSP with and Youngs roads in Attica her education at Port (Sharon) Lindke of Bay Home of Imlay City, 225 memories.
Traffic Stop (Newark Rd./S. Twp.
Cedar St.) May 27
•Multiple Traffic Stops •animal complaint in
~ Rachael Kuniczky Stratton, 39 ~
throughout the day the 4000 block of Lakeview Rachael Kuniczky uate of North Branch High aunts, Cindy Penzien and
May 23 Dr. in Attica Twp. Stratton, age 39, recently School, Class of 1998. Rebecca Soltes.
•07:13 Medical Alarm - •misdemeanor arrest of Midland, MI (formerly Rachael liked to work in Rachael was preceded
False (600 block Maple warrant at Lake Pleasant of the Lum and North the garden and plant flow- in death by her grandpar-
Vista St.) and Peppermill roads in Branch areas), died ers; she liked to cook and ents, Stan and Geraldine
•07:24-08:03 Monitor Attica Twp. suddenly Saturday, bake. Kuniczky and Alfred and
Traffic (Middle School) •animal complaint in May 18, 2019 at home She is survived by her Blanche Golanski; and her
•10:38 Malicious the 5000 block of Imlay in Attica, MI. Rachael parents, Martin and two uncles, Richard
Destruction of Property City Rd. in Attica Twp. Ann Kuniczky was born Susanne Kuniczky of Kuniczky and Steven
(100 block W. Third St.) •suspicious circum- March 11, 1980 in Attica, MI; her sister, Kuniczky.
•23:03 Family Dispute stances in the 6000 block of Lapeer, MI. She was the Ashley (Kyle) Eliott of A memorial service
(200 block W. Third St.) Clear Lake Rd. in Goodland daughter of Martin Joseph Cedar Pointe, Illinois; her will be planned for later in
Twp. and Susanne Marie brother, Thomas Kuniczky the summer.
In Lapeer County: •alarms in the 300 block (Golanski) Kuniczky. She of Warren, MI; nieces, Please be sure to sign
Complaints handled by of Graham Rd. in Imlay grew up in the Attica/Lum Brooklyn Eliott and our online register book at
the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Twp. area. Rachael was a grad- Margaret Eliott; and her muirbrothersfh.com
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Dryden businesses
Almont defeats BWAC foe Armada host ‘Visit the Village’
By Kevin Kissane In the opener, Almont pitcher of record. He He was backed by Nick DRYDEN — Local businesses will host a special
Tri-City Times Sports Editor earned a 6-0 win against threw six scoreless innings Wilson (a double) along ‘Visit the Village’ event on Friday June 7 from 4-6
Armada. and struck out three en with Gavin Dempz, Jack p.m.
ALMONT — The Cameron Asaro led route. Paupert, Reis Stine, Josh Residents and shoppers who head downtown that
Almont varsity baseball Almont with a pair of sin- In the second game, Hellebuyck and Parker day can discover special discounts, refreshments and
team downed visiting gles. Jace Rinke and Almont picked up a 6-0 Zisler (a single each). raffles. Local businesses have been affected by an
Armada two times in a Colton Kruse added a victory. Nolan Idle was the ongoing infrastructure project in the village.
Blue Water Area single apiece for the Griffin DePauw (a sin- winning Almont pitcher. Visit the Village is sponsored by the Dryden Bar,
Conference doubleheader Raiders. gle and a double) paced He gave up one run during Crafty Vine, Dryden Library, Veda’s Uniques, Dryden
on Tuesday, May 21. Asaro was Almont’s Almont’s offensive attack. his five-inning stint. Coney, Oxford Bank and Masters Automotive.

Dryden baseball downs Mayville Send us your announcements

By Kevin Kissane baseball twinbill on Rozanski and Brendan Perria was the winning
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Tuesday, May 21. Biggs (two hits each) put Dryden pitcher, working 6 TRI-CITY AREA — Do you or a family member
Brady Czape (three hits up Dryden’s best plate cre- 2/3 innings. He allowed six have a recent accomplishment or milestone you’d like
DRYDEN — Dryden and three runs scored), dentials during game one. hits and struck out two. to share and celebrate with the community? Then send
swept visiting Mayville, Corey Heike (two hits and Tyler Perria had the remain- Czape pitched 1/3 us the details and we will gladly help you share the
6-3 and 12-4, in a varsity two runs scored) plus Ethan ing hit for the Cardinals. inning for Dryden, allow- news on our Announcements page.
ing one hit. Engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special
Dryden splits with Deckerville Game two saw Czape
continue his offensive suc-
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birthdays, births, promotions, graduations or other
educational achievements, success in competition—
DRYDEN — The saw the Cardinals erupt for Deckerville. ished with four hits and we post these and other announcements in our pages
Dryden varsity baseball five runs to take the lead to Josh Schornak led four RBI. Vince Angel, free of charge. We encourage you to include photos
team split a pair of games stay. Dryden with three hits. Rozanski and and Biggs when possible.
with visiting North Central Rozanski (allowed one With the results, Dryden followed with two hits Send submissions to tct@pageone-inc.com or Tri-
Thumb League counterpart hit over 3 1/3 innings while now stands at 16-6 overall each, while Josh Schornak, City Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI 48444.
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pulled out a 5-4 victory over 2 2/3 innings while
over Deckerville. striking out three) shared

Brady Czape, Ethan the pitching responsibilities
Rozanski, Vince Angel and for the winning Dryden
Brendan Biggs all had sin- side.
gles for Dryden in the piv- In the nightcap, Dryden
otal fourth inning, which dropped a 12-2 verdict to

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