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Storm packs wallop

Power outages widespread across Tri-City area
By Maria Brown
strong thunderstorm with
fierce winds knocked out

Land donated power to thousands of resi-

dents in Lapeer and St. Clair

Photo by Tom Wearing

counties on Saturday night.
DuVal family donates 26 The campaign to restore elec-
acres to Imlay schools, trical service locally and across
...see page 6 southeast Michigan has been a
days-long affair and, as of
Tuesday afternoon, large por- Reece Catenaro, 8, strikes a pose
tions of Almont and points with his calf, ‘Blaze’ on opening
north of Imlay City were still day at the Eastern MI State Fair.

Photo by Kathleen Stroman
in the dark.
At noon on Tuesday, DTE
Energy officials said they
expected to have more than 90
percent of all impacted storm

customers restored by end of
day Tuesday, and the remain-
der by end of day Wednesday. DTE Energy and Kappen Tree Service crews arrived
The major outage affecting Sunday afternoon to restore service to the Stroman
the Almont area also stretched family in Mussey Township.

east and west into neighboring power outages at various times speed of 72 miles per hour at
Dryden and Berlin townships. over the weekend.
Smell of success
5:55 p.m.
Several businesses along M-53 According to the National Wind damage was certain-
in Imlay City were forced to Weather Service, a station near
Lavender Festival draws close their doors due to the Lapeer recorded a top wind Storm page 14
15,000 to Imlay City,
...see page 7 Plenty of family fun
on tap through Sat.
at the fairgrounds
By Tom Wearing
IMLAY CITY — Hours before the
official start of the Eastern Michigan
State Fair on Tuesday, July 23, Fair staff
and 4-H parents and kids were busy
prepping the grounds and preparing their
animals for the annual 4-H Auction.
Among them was 8-year-old Reece
Catenaro of Imlay City, who took a
moment to pose proudly with his favorite
Photo provided

Marshall to ride
calf, “Blaze.”
Reece, who represents Lapeer
Livestock, said he enjoys the opportunity
Almont native Bob to take part in the fair.
Marshall to play July 25, Ryan Peter, 7, and his sister Sophia, 13, and brother Brenden, 11, stand in front of “I like working with the calves and
root ball exposed when huge poplar trees toppled at their Atwell Road home in the steers,” he said, “and I also like
...see page 5 Attica. watching the races — especially the trail-
er races.”

Historic barn saved

Other early arrivals included the
Anstett kids, Ethan, 2, Kenzie, 4, and
Dominic, 5, who were checking out the
poultry barn with their mom, Kim, and
grandparents, Fred and Carolyn of
Firefighters, passersby help prevent total loss “I like to see all of the animals,” said
By Catherine Minolli they passed Bowers Road, she pulling chickens out of the Fair Opens page 14
cminolli@pageone-inc.com spoke up. barn, moving them to another

Thank you! “That’s not a bonfire, location. He was running back

No lifeguards,
IMLAY TWP. — Brien there’s a barn on fire,” she and forth, pulling out gasoline
and Lorraine Witkowski were said. cans and a log splitter, so
Veterans salute Kroger rolling along on North M-53 Brien agreed to take a Brien leapt in to lend a hand.
for Fair day support, sometime after 4 p.m. on look. At the next opportunity “We pulled out a dozen or

no water park
...see page 3 Thursday afternoon when they to turn around, he did so and so chickens,” Brien said,
spotted something unusual. sure enough, the roof of a unsure of the total number of
The couple was making large, old wooden barn was birds that were saved. “I’m not
their way up from their home smoldering. sure what he pulled out of
TRI-CITY in Salem Twp. to a friend’s “There was a metal roof on there before I got there. I just
Lack of safety staff
cottage in the Thumb, looking top of a wooden roof, and know he was flustered and
TIMES forward to a weekend getaway.
They were nearing Bowers
there was a lot of smoke blow-
ing out of one end of the
anxious to get the barn
cleared.” closes Mill Race Park
ONLINE Road when Brien noticed
smoke rising into the blue
building,” he said.
Lorraine called 911 as
The situation wasn’t an
uncommon one for Brien, a By Maria Brown
summer sky. He thought some- Brien exited the vehicle to take trained firefighter and first mbrown@pageone-inc.com
one was having a bonfire. a closer look.
tricitytimes-online.com Lorraine thought otherwise. As He saw a man frantically Saved page 14 LAPEER COUNTY — Due to a
lack of staffing, specifically too few life-
guards, the county’s Mill Race Water
FACEBOOK Park in Dryden Township could possibly
be closed for the rest of the summer.
On Monday, Parks Director Joe Stock
facebook.com reported that the water slide and pools at
General Squier Memorial Park have been
/Tricitytimes/ closed to visitors for several weeks now
and county officials will likely make the
call later this week to keep the gates
closed for the foreseeable future.
The Tri-City Times Stock said that finding enough life-
Photo by Lorraine Witkowski

is printed on guards to staff the water features has

recycled paper been challenging in recent years but it’s
never caused a long-term shutdown like
what they’re experiencing now.
“This year we had just enough to
open up and keep going for a few weeks
but we can no longer afford to support
Firefighters from four departments work as a team to provide enough water to two parks with the staff we had,” he said.
quickly douse flames from an historic barn north of Imlay City on Thursday after-
noon. Water Park page 14
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Photo by Tom Wearing

Imlay City Kroger store managers Amanda Rubingh and Tammy McEwan
(foreground) welcome an entourage of local military veterans in anticipa-
tion of Thursday’s (July 25) Veterans Appreciation Day at 2019 Fair.

Veterans thank Kroger We want to introduce you to our new

staff with a welcoming special!
for ‘special day’ at Fair
Veterans Appreciation Day returns July 25
By Tom Wearing Tammy McEwan and H.R. the “Monster Truck Show,”
twearing@pageone-inc.com Manager Amanda Rubingh, starting at 7 p.m. at the fair-
both of whom extended grounds grandstands.
I M L AY   C I T Y   — their appreciation on behalf Fair Manager Kempf
Tomorrow (Thurs., July 25) of Kroger Foods. said Veterans Appreciation
will be Veterans “We are blessed and Day is less about the free
Appreciation Day at the thankful for the service of admission, and more about
Eastern Michigan State all of our veterans,” said providing participating vet-
Fair. Rubingh. “We’re happy to erans an opportunity to
The special free admis- be able to honor those who connect with one another.
sion day for veterans and have served our country LCVA Director
active duty personnel is with a special at the Fair. Ronders noted that the spe-
made possible through a “All of us at Kroger are cial day additionally offers
collaboration between the honored to be able to thank veterans opportunities to
Eastern Michigan Fair and support our veterans for learn about the many free
From left to right Andrea Deck, Sammy Grant,
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On Wednesday, July 17, In conjunction with Ronders and other
a group of veterans from Veterans Appreciation Day, LCVA staff will be on hand
Imlay VFW Post 2492, representatives from the throughout the day on
Imlay City Legion Post aforementioned veterans Thursday to answer ques-
135, and Lapeer County organizations will serve as tions and provide informa-
Veterans of America color guards for Thursday’s tion that is pertinent to U.S.
Chapter 287 assembled at
the Imlay City Kroger store
to thank Kroger manage-
(July 25) most popular
events at the Fair.
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veterans and their spouses.
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July 29 at the following times and locations:
•9:30 to 11 a.m. at John’s Country Kitchen, 1829
S. Cedar St. (M-53) in Imlay City; and
•1:30 to 3 p.m. at Hungry Dan’s Restaurant, 195
Bob Riehl Chris Byrnes Tim Wilcox Lionel Guerra Tom Patten Jared Gay Bob Lesko Ty Schmidt Reed Gordon Nick Grayson Lauren Pica W. Genesee St. in Lapeer.
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Bob Marshall to ride

into Almont July 25
By Tom Wearing guitar and vocals; Dean
twearing@pageone-inc.com Cavanuchi Clause on gui-
tar, ukulele and vocals;
ALMONT — The Bob Dave “The Monster” Almont native Bob
Marshall Band makes a Duncan on drums; Jerry Marshall will play at
return visit to Almont Park Reed on Fender jazz bass; the Community Park
on Thursday, July 25 as and “Wild Bill” McAbrents on Thurs., July 25.
part of Almont’s 2019 on pedal steel guitar.
“Music in the Park” series. Though he grew up show.
The concert kicks off at playing the blues, classic In the event of foul
7 p.m. and is co-sponsored rock and Motown, Marshall weather, the concert will be
by Vinckier’s and the law has made his mark playing moved inside the Almont
office of Steve Schneider. country and cowboy songs. Lions Hall located on Water
An award-winning His unique talent and Street adjacent to the park.
country music artist, horse passion for the musical Lions members will be
trainer and rodeo aficiona- genre has found him count- selling concessions during
do, Marshall says he and less fans over the years, the concert beneath the
his fellow band members including among music park pavilion.
play country and cowboy critics. Upcoming concerts
music “with an attitude.” In 2018, Marshall’s •August 1: 3rd Degree
Indeed, Marshall is album “Screen Door” Burns, sponsored by
coming off another suc- earned him “Album of the Charlie Brown’s and
cessful award season, cap- Year” honors from the Kommunity Kracker
turing “Best Male Vocalist” CMA of Texas. Barrel.
and “Country Album of the This year Marshall was •August 8: Jason
Year” honors at the 2019 nominated for Detroit Charles Band, sponsored
CMA of Texas award show. Music Awards in the cate- by GearMaster.
Marshall gives credit to gories of “Best Country •August 15: Rock of
his outstanding bandmem- Vocalist” and “Best Ages Big Band, sponsored
bers, who collectively have Country Songwriter.” by Mobil X of Almont.
been performing for more Concert-goers are •August 22: The
than 200 years. encouraged to bring along Hackwells, sponsored by
The band’s current line- their own blankets and Yarbrough Insurance
up features Marshall on lawn chairs to enjoy the Group.

Mitchell hosts free MISSION Act events

ST .CLAIR COUNTY Representatives from MISSION Act. These
— On Tuesday, July 30, the the Aleda Lutz VA events are free and open to
Office of Congressman Medical Center will be the public.
Paul Mitchell will host the on hand to provide •Tuesday, July 30,
Department of Veterans information about veteran from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Port
Affairs for two informa- services as well as answer Huron VFW Post 796, 1711
tional forums on the future any questions regarding Pine Grove Ave.
of the VA Choice Program the end of the VA •Tuesday, July 30 from
and the new MISSION Choice Program and the 4-5 p.m. at Yale City Hall,
Act. beginning of the new 111 W Mechanic St.

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Family donates 26
acres to Imlay district
DuVal land to serve as ‘outdoor classroom’
By Maria Brown Imlay City students,” Supt. to serve as a means for their
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Dr. Stu Cameron said. children to learn about
“It is heavily wooded farming and the outdoors.
IMLAY CITY — and has wetlands. The Since then a number of par-

Photo provided
Imlay City Schools has Long Lake Drain runs diag- cels and outbuildings on
received a 26 acre property onally along the length of the site have been sold.
donation from the DuVal the property. The property Trudy, who currently
family that will be utilized has been described as a resides out of state, wanted A 26 acre parcel in Attica Township, donated to Imlay City Schools, will
as an outdoor classroom ‘highway for deer and other to see the property main- be utilized as an outdoor classroom and living lab. It features woods,
and nature preserve for sci- animals,’ especially along tained and safeguarded as a wetlands and the Long Lake Drain.
entific study. the wetland areas.” sanctuary for wildlife and
The gift announcement Cameron said that John decided the school district ence in context,” Cameron space for students to tionists and naturalists do.
was made at Monday’s DuVal has spent the last would serve as a good said, referring to the high explore. This is an opportunity for
school board meeting. year working on the prop- steward. school’s Advanced “Our vision is that stu- real hands-on learning and
The land is located in erty transfer on behalf of “This is an excellent Placement Environmental dents will be able to test the the application of what stu-
Attica Township on Newark his parents, Trudy and the match for our instructional Science. freshwater of the Long dents learn in their course-
Road between Lake late Grover DuVal. goals, as the district has A piece of property that Lake Drain, study soil sam- work. There are endless
Pleasant and Atwell roads. John told board mem- expanded its STEM offer- the AP class currently uses ples, examine plants and possibilities, and we’re
“This is an incredibly bers that his parents origi- ings in recent years, and near the district’s athletic wildlife, and conduct extremely excited about
generous and thoughtful nal purchase of the property has been working toward complex is small so school experiments just as envi- what teachers and students
gesture, and it’s one that encompassed 81 acres. developing a ‘living lab’ for leaders are excited at the ronmental scientists, biolo- will do in the new outdoor
will benefit generations of They intended for the land students to experience sci- prospect of a much larger gists, zoologists, conserva- classroom,” Cameron said.

Church hosts pool-centered VBS program starting Monday

By Maria Brown sters ages kindergarten but are held indoors in to swim at the city pool treat,” Lamb said. Word.” Programming runs
mbrown@pageone-inc.com through 5th grade at the buildings. Last year we those mornings and then It also helps that the from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Imlay City Pool where decided to approach the offers their usual Vacation pool is in close proximity from July 29 through
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year number two for Imlay take part in crafts, games, come up with an arrange- outside the pool gates. case of inclement weather Pool. Kids are asked to
City United Methodist’s lessons and enjoy snacks in ment with them to host our “It’s a unique opportu- kids and volunteers can bring a towel and swimsuit.
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Lavender Fest a big hit in Imlay

By Catherine Minolli ‘this is it. We have found
cminolli@pageone-inc.com our new home.’”
Vasich-Keene then met
IMLAY CITY — with Indigo owner Trish
When Jennifer Vasich- Dennis, and once again she
Keene decided to share the felt it was meant to be.
calming, healing effect she “I had an instant con-
experienced around laven- nection with Trish, I
der plants, she never instantly felt she was the
dreamed the outreach kind of person I wanted to
would include thousands of collaborate with, and it’s
people. been a wonderful collabo-
But that it did, just a ration,” Vasich-Keene says.
couple of weekends ago as The move to Imlay City
the Original 17th annual has also been a homecom-
Michigan Lavender ing of sorts, Vasich-Keene
Festival drew some 15,000 says. A member of the

Photo by Tom Wearing

adults and kids to the Imlay City High School
Eastern Michigan State Class of 1991, she says she
Fairgrounds July 11-13. bumped into many former
It was the first time the friends and neighbors
festival made its way to throughout the festival
Imlay City, having out- weekend.
grown its former location A promoter at heart, Visitors cut their own lavender at Indigo Lavender Farms during the Lavender Festival.
some miles south of town. Vasich-Keene says the lav-
Though she was initial- ender agritourism business stress going on in my life,” Keene decided to start one asts who give their all to Keene says.
ly hesitant about relocating is a growing field. During Vasich-Keene says. “Back of her own. make sure visitors and ven- “We’re looking forward
farther north, Vasich-Keene the festival, she talked with then, aromatherapty was “Being an event pro- dors alike enjoy the festival. to coming back to Imlay
says the move was meant to three couples—one from considered a bit like snake moter by nature I thought “I have a really friendly City,” she says.
be. Ohio, one from Indiana and oil medicine. The thing is, I’d give it a shot,” she says. staff, they’re faithful and For more information
“The venue is excep- one from Nebraska—who it really did bring calm and “The rest is history. I never have been with me all visit michiganlavenderfesti-
tional and (Fair Manager) were interested in starting peace to me during stress- dreamed it would get this along,” she says. “Plus, it’s val.net.
Ian Kempf and the Fair their own lavender farms ful times in life, and it grew big. It’s exciting, and it’s really hard to be crabby Indigo Lavender Farms
Board were very gracious and branching out to host- on me from there,” she been a fun journey.” around lavender.” is located at 613 N. Cedar
about hosting the event,” ing festivals. says. Along the way, Vasich- Plans are already in the Street (M-53), just north of
she says. “They went above “They came to scope After attending a big Keene has gathered what works for the Original 18th Old M-21. For more infor-
and beyond to make us feel out the festival and get lavender festival in she calls her “lavender annual Lavender Festival at mation visit www.indigo-
welcome.” ideas for their own,” she Washington state, Vasich- tribe,” a group of enthusi- the fairgrounds, Vasich- lavender.com.
Vasich-Keene says she says.
began seeking a new loca- Vasich-Keene is not
tion after the huge success
of the 2018 Michigan
Lavender Festival. She’d
heard about a new lavender
surprised that the healing
powers of what’s often
called ‘the Grandmother of
herbs’ draws such interest.
Bologna Fest is July 26-28
farm in Imlay City, and one Along with its calming fra- ST. CLAIR COUNTY we have in the Yale area. the 2019 festival schedule. deliver a mix of rock, coun-
of her friends kept urging grance, lavender can be — Fill up on good food and We will have band students, “You will be able to see try and oldies tunes ideal
her to take a look. used to help heal minor fun at the 31st Annual Yale choir students, local rock, just how people lived and for dancing.
“Initially I said, oh, no, burns and scrapes, and Bologna Festival July classical and oldies bands worked and we will have “Join us for a family
it’s too far,” Vasich-Keene repel mosquitoes and bug 26-28. To celebrate the fes- as well as painting artists live battle performances friendly weekend where we
says. “But then finding out bites. Research suggests tival’s longstanding home- and more,” said Barb too,” Stasik said. can all be ‘Full of Bologna
about Indigo Lavender that it may be useful for
Farms prompted me to take treating anxiety, insomnia, town vibe, they’ve decided Stasik, festival coordinator. Bologna Festival main- and Proud of It!’” Stasik
a look.” depression and restlessness. to dedicate the schedule to New attractions have stays include a Car Show, added.
Once at Indigo, the Lavender is also a culinary homegrown talent. been added to the lineup Craft and Vendor Show and Most events are free of
decision became clear, herb and is often used in “We have a lot of peo- too like laser tag, a gyro the Big Bologna Parade on charge.
Vasich-Keene says. lemonade, chocolates, ice ple from all ages that will wheel, an interactive photo Saturday starting at 6:15 For more information
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Opinion Page

Our Opinion Letters to the Editor

Storm a reminder Elected officials disappoint

to be prepared Politicians are held in about the law and claimed as a citizen. know the people of our

low regard by a large seg- flaws in the law. As a result —John L. Lengemann great community is honest-
hile the weekend’s storms were ment of the public. One of I contacted both Gary Imlay City ly the best part of my job.
the reasons for this is their Howell and Senator Kevin Editor’s note: 82nd That’s what my staff and I
harrowing and caused some prop- lack of responsiveness to Daley by emailing their District State House Rep. are here to do, and making
erty damage around the Tri-City concerns of the citizens. I offices. I received a phone Gary Howell responds as a difference for people is
area. While what happens with the weather am disappointed with both call from each office. follows: why I ran for office in the
remains out of our control, the weekend’s Gary Howell and Kevin Kevin Daley’s associate, John Lengemann is one first place.
storms serve as a reminder that physical Daley. when I explained what I of many disappointed trial After decades of fight-
Let me say up front I really wanted to know, said attorneys who do not ing special interests and
emergencies do occur and it’s always best to have known both men for she’d get back with me. No approve of the car insur- trying to fix this mess, this
be prepared in life-threatening incidents. many years, consider them return call. Gary Howell’s ance reforms we adopted to year we finally passed
Over the past several weeks, the friends and like both of associate contacted me and lower the outrageously reform with overwhelming
American Red Cross has communicated an them. However, that doesn’t said Gary was really busy high premiums paid by our bipartisan support after
emergency need for eligible individuals of diminish my disappoint- with committee hearings. citizens (the highest in the holding numerous public
ment. As a result I sent a letter United States). These hearings this spring.
all blood types to give blood and help save It all began when the to each explaining exactly reforms are long overdue. When the new legisla-
patient lives. Historically, blood donations legislature began to con- what I wanted to know. I We now join the other 49 tion takes effect, drivers
decrease during the summer months. sider amending the never received a reply to states in not demanding will get to choose the level
Currently blood donations are being distrib- Michigan No Fault Law. I my letter from either Kevin that drivers buy very costly of coverage and the level of
contacted State Rep. Gary Daley or Gary Howell. I unlimited coverage. Now savings that's right for their
uted to hospitals faster than donations are Howell and spoke with him did, however, get a “boiler- each citizen will be able to own situation. Our legisla-
coming in. Blood donors are needed to help briefly. During our discus- plate” letter from Kevin decide for themselves how tion includes guaranteed
avoid delays in lifesaving medical care. sion I expressed my general Daley in response to my much coverage they want rate reductions, out-of-con-
Fewer blood donors and blood drives in distrust of insurance com- first contacting him and to pay for. John Lengeman, trol medical costs will be
recent weeks have escalated the call for all panies and my fear that a after speaking with some- as an attorney with decades reined in, fraud and lawsuit
change in the law would one from his office. It con- of experience, does not abuse will be cracked down
blood and platelet donors to help ensure likely only benefit them tained many nice words but need me to explain the on, and your rates will no
hospital needs are met. Fewer blood drives financially and not the gen- really said nothing at all. details of the new statute. longer be affected by your
resulting in about 17,000 fewer blood dona- eral public. I was assured Certainly it never really He and I simply disagree. gender or marital status.
tions have occurred since the July 4 holiday. that such wasn’t the case addressed my concerns. I Senator Kevin Daley’s Should you ever have
and the law would result in waited several weeks since response is as follows: any concerns know that I’ll
According to the American Red Cross, lower premiums. sending the letter to both Being accessible, avail- continue to always be there
blood transfusions are one of the most com- Once the law passed, men before writing this let- able, and responsive to to do what I can. Call me at
mon hospital procedures and blood donors with no public hearings that ter in the hope that I’d constituents is something I 517-373-1777 or email
play a critical role in ensuring there are I am aware of, I began to receive a response. I take a lot of pride in. SenKDaley@senate.michi-
enough products on the shelves to help read of serious concerns haven’t yet. I expect better Listening to and getting to gan.gov.
patients in need.
They are asking for the public’s help to
ensure there is enough blood to meet the
needs of patients.
Sounds like kids who can’t defend argument
Eligible individuals can find a blood Racist, racist! If some- tweets calling for the so- The former Soviet Union don’t want to tell anyone
drive near them this summer by using the one does not agree with the called “squad of four” to used to be the largest else it is wrong.” Isn’t that
political left’s thought, the “go back home.” Simply socialist nation. Is that like saying “I am personal-
free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting “thought police” shout means they should go back what we would look to? ly opposed to murder, but I
RedCrossBlood.org or calling “Racist, racist!” Sounds to their home states as they What about Cuba? Ilhan wouldn’t tell anyone it is
1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). similar to little kids who are not contributing to this Omar and Tlaib both wrong.” Since when is
Individuals can also open the Red Cross can’t defend an argument nation’s growth, just trying Muslim, have affirmed murder a “personal choice.”
Blood skill on an Alexa-enabled device with call others names. Rather to break it down. Anti- their hatred of Israel. Rep. Democrats long since have
childlike it seems. If one Jewish, anti-American Pressley has sided with flushed their moral values
a selection of prompts such as, “Alexa, open cannot agree with liberal comments and tweets show them. Democrats have down the sewer, so what
Red Cross Blood Skill” and ask, for exam- thought one is “racist.” their disgust for America. come out supporting them, would one expect. Murder
ple, “Alexa, find a blood drive.” President Trump has Tlaib and Cortez both even to the support of a is not compassion no mat-
been roundly criticized for ascribe to be Socialists. resolution in Congress. ter how one dices it. And of
What does that say about course in Lansing

Tragedy, or comedy that writes itself?

Democrats? All they shout Governor, Attorney
is “racist, racist!” And of General, and Secretary of
course the media joins the State are all pro abortion
chorus. Sounds like the Democrats What a rogues’
little kids at school, doesn’t gallery.
it? Right to Life of

W ell, the pendulum

swings to and fro,
and some things just keep
rantings against the “gov-
ernment machine,” Courser
fails to mention that little
The Democrat party
along with the “squad of
four” are the greatest “rac-
Michigan is locally pre-
senting a petition to end
dismemberment abortions.
cropping up like weeds. piece of truly head-scratch- ists” in this nation. Why? If you do not have a peti-
One in particular in the ing history. I mean, who Their unflinching support tion or none are available
patch definitely merits thinks this way? Write and embrace of abortion at to you contact RtL.org.
mentioning on my trip something truly horrible all stages of development Sign it! The cause is noble.
down memory lane. In about yourself so people of the baby. What can be This horrible procedure
fact, he was in the head- will be less likely to more “racist” than to deny must end. Come join the
lines again just recently. believe something some- a human life. “Personal fight for life.
Tom Wearing photo

Surprise, surprise! A feder- what terrible? Oh, that’s choice,” Democrats argue. Sincerely,
al judge tossed out Todd right...it was to “innoculate Or “I am personally —David Naeyaert
Courser’s lawsuit against the herd.” opposed to abortion but I Allenton
the state house, former Here’s just a small part
leaders and staffers.
In his endless bid to
of the email that I can print
here in a community news-
Then 82nd District House seat candidates Todd
Courser, a Republican, and his friend/foe
Commend author for being brave
rewrite paper. It appears as writ- Immanuel ‘Ike’ Eickholdt, a Democrat, looking I just finished I’m glad the author
history, ten: like brothers at a July 2014 Candidates Forum reading the column is sober and that he
Courser Breaking Scandal! in Attica. “Choosing sobriety shared those memories. A
alleged State Rep Courser Caught moment by moment,” lot of people struggle,
there was behind a Lansing night- filed when the husband of lar election. For what it’s written by Tim Galbraith. but few are open and
some club! Christian conserva- the other lawmaker worth, Eickholdt managed I commend the author for willing to discuss it.
grand tive or Godless Addicted showed up and pounded on to get 586 votes to being brave enough to Thank you.
plan to Monster! Truth!!!! Courser the lovers’ door, so we DeLuca’s 2,326 in the pri- write that. It shows hon- Sincerely,
oust him secretly Removed from couldn’t confirm a thing. mary.
from Observations in ink... Caucus several weeks ago Interestingly enough, As if to drive home
esty, courage and the real
truth of addiction.
—Jennifer Johnson
office due to male on male paid even before Courser was that there’s always a grain
because... Catherine Minolli for sex behind a prominent elected in 2014 we were of truth in every rumor,
who knows? In his mind,
Lansing nightclub! Action
soon coming to remove
also tipped off about an after the Courser scandal Preparing book for homecoming
Immanuel ‘Ike’ Eickholdt broke in August of 2015, I
his power was so great, Courser! He is a bi-sexual who was running as a learned that Courser was a The Almont they started, how they
and his determination to porn addicted sex deviant! Democrat in the same elec- guest at Eickholdt’s wed- Community Historical flourished, and how they
obliterate the line between All over Lansing since the tion. Another very reliable ding just a week or so Society (ACHS) is in the passed away. Stories about
church and state so fright- election and that is why he source mentioned that later. By then, there were process of preparing a book events that affected the
ening that a vast conspira- was thrown out of caucus! Eickholdt seemed to come widespread rumors that it for next year’s community.
cy was created to ruin his He is a FREAK! He is a out of the blue, and the was Eickholdt who sent “Homecoming—Old If you have sugges-
career. Never mind that he gun toting bible thumping blue was tinted with red. the “false flag” email. Home Week” celebration. tions, you can mail them
demolished what is likely ...........freak! His whole He was never a member of When I interviewed The book will primarily to us at Almont Community
the best gig he ever had persona it is a sham! the Lapeer County Eickholdt about the wed- cover the years from 1940 Historical Society, P. O.
and ever will have by ...Well, perhaps there is Democratic Party, and was ding I took the opportunity to 1980. The previous Box 635, Almont, 48003.
engaging in a not-so-clan- a shred of truth in the last not in the least bit active or to ask him about it directly. Homecoming books con- You can email them to Jim
destine extra-marital affair line there. This isn’t the visible in local politics. I Here’s an excerpt from the centrated on the 1800s and Wade at jrwade49@gmail.
at the gossip-filled state entire email. It’s too nause- asked him about all that story that ran in August of early 1900s. We wish to com or call me at 810-796-
capitol with a fellow fresh- ating and alarmingly dis- when he stopped in the 2015 under the headline ‘Is begin recording the history 3355 or drop into the muse-
man lawmaker. turbing to print in its office for his candidate Eickholdt friend or foe?’ of the people, businesses, um on Saturdays between 1
Admittedly, that’s dis- entirety. The foul language profile wearing his veter- In two of those taped and events in the mid- and 4 p.m. and discuss
appointing, perhaps, but is over the top, and as an’s cap and innocent conversations, Courser 1900s. We need help from them with me.
not earth shattering. Many such, is very telling. smile. He denied being a mentions his friend “Ike,” the community in three Second, to be a book
politicians have survived But that’s not what this dupe for Courser to take who was later confirmed to ways. about the community and
being caught in an affair. trip is all about. It’s about votes away from strong be Eickholdt. First, we would like by the community, it would
The icing on the cake—or hearing of the tryst from a Democratic candidate Courser says Ike was suggestions for stories to be greatly appreciated if
perhaps more aptly stated very reliable source Margaret DeLuca, who the anonymous sender of be included in the book. community members could
the mud in the gutter was months before the story garnered 44.9 percent of the false e-mail claiming What stories should be submit stories to be includ-
Courser’s own creation of broke. Try as we did to the votes in that fateful that Courser was involved included about the people ed. Understand that any
a truly creepy, salacious confirm what we’d heard, election. An outstanding in homosexual activity and who influenced the devel- stories submitted may or
“false flag” email to take the hotel employees’ lips showing for a Democrat illicit drug use to the opment of the community. may not be included and
the heat off the affair. In were zipped, rightly so. around here, which speaks What were the businesses
all of his allegations and There was no police report volumes about that particu- Comedy page 9 that we frequented—how LETTERS page 9
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Pink cloud dissipating

I need help.
The pink cloud I was
swept up in has since dissi-
felt over-
was able to clutch these
truths close to me. But I
knew that someday I’d
pated. For the uninitiated, for each have to pay for my drug-
I’ll explain what a pink day. addled shenanigans, and
cloud is. It’s what happens “How am the check has finally
when many individuals I still arrived.
first get sober. Abandoning alive?” I The terms of my proba-
substance abuse and engag- would The Idiopathic Truth... tion make for a never-end-
ing in the real world can wonder, ing grind. Drug court
bring forth a surge of hap- gleefully, Tim Galbraith affords me the unique
piness, making one feel before opportunity to be a defen-
high on life, so to speak. traversing dant every Tuesday after-
But it cuts both ways, and the hours ahead. This sense noon. It’s stressful. And it’s
that sudden engagement of gratefulness propelled not as simple as just doing

Photo by Iris Lee Underwood

with reality can also foster me through good moments the right thing and staying
some mighty unrealistic and bad, as I was able to out of trouble. There is
expectations. It can also stay focused on my bless- some subjectivity involved
distract one from the loom- ings and opportunities. I with the process. I never
ing challenges ahead. have a son. He’s amazing. I feel entirely comfortable
Eventually, all the damage have family and friends, because of it; maybe that’s
the addict caused will come purposeful work, and a by design.
into focus, and need to be chance to live my dreams. I have bills out the Rose and Mischele, pose before the freshly painted pavilion on Yule
answered for. All good things. In the wazoo. Besides the month- Love It Lavender Farm.
When I first got clean I early days of my recovery I ly albatrosses of rent, utili-

A painter’s eye & hands

ties and groceries, I have
credit matters to consider.
As for those, I’ll put it this
LETTERS: way: I’ve been praying that
someone would steal my
from page 8

that the story may be edit- will be included throughout

identity. They’d surely be
in a hurry to give it back,
and my credit score could
B efore Cheryl agreed to
paint for us, she ran her
hand over the walls in the
Beyond all reasonable
expectations, Cheryl
church, Mischele, a
licensed builder, engaged
in conversation with my
ed—items added, deleted, the book. If you are inter- only boomerang to me bedroom. It seemed she offered to paint the interior friend Patty and me.
or the story’s order changed. ested in being a sponsor or higher than it was before it searched for our house’s of the vintage Coachman “Do you paint pavil-
Regardless, the stories, as advertiser, please contact got hijacked. heartbeat. camper I inherited from a ions?” I asked.
written, will become a part me by email, phone or in I feel alone. Although I Like an artist before hunter. Again, Cheryl “I paint everything.
of the permanent collection person at the museum. do have friends and family, her easel, Cheryl studied touched the entire interior That’s how I started my
of the museum. Mail, email, The proceeds from the as I stated above, and I her subject and visualized before her rollers and brush business,” Mischele
remain terrifically thankful the transformation from produced my glamper replied.
or drop the story off at the book will be split between for them, I often feel alone. one color to another. dubbed “Happy.” “Do you have a busi-
museum on Saturdays. the Society’s endowment Addiction, it is said, is a She’d seen several in our Winter past, I phoned ness card?” Patty and I
Third, to minimize the fund and museum improve- disease of isolation. I man- domain. Red to gold. Gold Cheryl and said I’d like to asked in unison.
cost of the book, we will be ment fund. aged to alienate myself to Federation blue. Cream convert Enthused, I passed the
seeking sponsors and —James Wade from everyone who mat- to earthy green. our main good news to my husband.
advertising. Sponsors will President tered to me over the course Twenty years ago, floor What a glad day when
be listed on the back cover Almont Historical Society of my incredibly successful Cheryl rag-rolled our stair- from ‘1 Construction Gal’
of the book. Advertising Dryden career as a drug addict. As way, hallway, and master earth parked her red truck in our
a result, I’m not sure bath. I can’t believe she tones to driveway where I met her
whether or not I have a sin- submitted to such tedious pale blue, assistant Rose. Until rained
gle relationship today that work to achieve the wall- white, out, they touched the cedar,
features mutual trust. Trust paper motif I desired. and gray. talked and laughed while
is very important. I can feel
the void its absence has left
I prefer wallpaper to
paint. When our three girls
Honest Living...
they set up scaffolding,
repaired woodpecker holes,
inside of me.
So, I need help.
were young, I pasted rolls
of floral designs to their
Iris Lee Underwood
sorry. I’d
love to
and rolled and rolled white
I need help keeping my bedroom walls. For several paint for Congenial to comple-
focus on the road ahead, years, our two younger you, but I’m retired,” she tion, Mischele and Rose
rather than the destruction daughters shared a room said. returned blooming window
behind me. I need help with their Jenny Lind twin Desperate, we hired a boxes to the pavilion’s west
becoming a regular guy, beds and yellow wallpaper recommended painter. The wall and the last of seven
instead of a regular pain in with white polka dots. The duo didn’t come close to white trellises to a post.
Photo by Earl Gass

the backside. I need help room sustained its sunny Cheryl’s mastery. Would I Voila!
remembering what is disposition no matter the ever find another painter Her wedding ring and
important in this life: love, girls’ or mine. with eyes and hands like clothes splattered with
health, freedom—simple “Mom, wallpaper’s out hers? paint, Mischele turned to
Restoration ongoing on historic barn that area things. I need help main- of style,” my youngest Last year my husband the pavilion and asked,
firefighters were able to save from destruc- taining gratitude for the declared when she grew said, “I think we should “What do you think?”
abundance of such this life up. The last to leave the have the pavilion painted. “I think I’m going to
tion. has indeed given me. nest, she painted her bed- It’s looking rough.” miss you two. But we do
I cannot do this alone. I
Gratitude for fire depts.
room red. What did I say The project manager of have two bathrooms that
will not do this alone. Now about hue and mood? household improvements, I sorely need your expert eye
that the pink cloud has Cheryl promptly didn’t fancy tracking down and hands.”
Just want to express ing! floated on, I can see that I brushed two coats of warm another Cheryl. But the bee “Oh!” replied Mischele.
my deep gratitude to This farm was in my need help. gold over the red to create buzzed in my bonnet. “That’s our specialty!”
the four fire departments family for nearly a hun- Email Tim at our guest room. I papered a One unsuspecting Email Iris at
that responded to my dred years and would tct@pageone-inc.com. band of white gardenias Sunday morning after irisleeu@sbcglobal.net.
family’s former corner have been a shame to lose

Feather in Sadler’s cap

homestead last week. the landmark especially
When I heard that now as Paul, the current
the 150-plus year old owner, is in the process of
barn caught caught fire, restoration.
I just naturally assumed So thank you, Imlay
it would be totally gone City, Almont, Goodland,
as saving those old and Arcadia fire depart- Editor’s note: The fol- Tim was “Donor,” under ing the feather over his uated at the Almont Times
barns has been ments for once again serv- lowing guest column was Tom’s “Donut.” head. Herald /Capac Journal
virtually impossible in the ing and going above and submitted by Karl Bayer, Tom seldom was too When he returned to when I came to work for
past. beyond. editor and publisher of the serious. He loved life, our table, “You gave him Tom and Nola Sadler in
Imagine my total awe Sincerely, Tri-City Record in family, friends, and a good the feather out of your 1975. Most of the employ-
and surprise the next day —Earl Gass Watervliet, Michigan. laugh. hat?” I asked. With a big ees were their kids, but
upon seeing it still stand- Imlay City
I t was one of those calls,
a name out of my past, I
knew it wasn’t good news.
At his mom’s funeral,
two decades ago, I failed
to recognize him at first
smile Tom said, “Sure, I
have lots of feathers but
only one hat.”
that didn’t matter, all of
them made me feel wel-
Children dying in cages? After the pleasantries,
“How ya doing, staying
glance but for the hat.
Who else would wear a
Tom Jr. was among
the many that welcomed
My condolences to
Tom’s family and friends.
In 1948 after the Holocaust, the rest of the world. cool,” Ted Sadler said, hat indoors, especially one me and helped me get sit- He will be missed.
the UN determined there The people coming to “I’m calling with bad with a long feather in the
needed to be a refugee sta- our border seek to be vetted news, Tom died yester- hat band? Had to be Tom.
tus, or that people should as non-criminal entrants to day.” I recalled a day we
have the right to seek shel- our country. Instead of pro- My gasp, from the had lunch in a Dryden res-
ter from harm. In 1980, the
U.S. Congress legislated a
viding legal help to speed
these people through the
expelling of air, caught me
off guard, like a blow to
taurant his wife owned. A
young man at the front
similar definition that we process and either let them the chest. How could that called out, “Are you a from page 8
would accept people “who in or send them back, we be? He was just thirty or cowboy?” With a glance
have a well-founded fear of spend our money on for- so. Last time I saw him at me, Tom rolled his eyes Republican rank and file in he says. “It may be conve-
persecution.” profit warehousing of fam- was at his mom’s funeral, and reached for his diet May. nient, but it’s very inappro-
Trump won an election ilies while separating the just 20 years ago (he was soda. That simply is not true, priate. Why do I need to be
partially on calling the peo- children from their parents. over thirty then!). He The young man says Eickholdt. The former involved with this stuff?”
ple at our border “thieves, What is the real cost of looked good, successful, repeated, “Are you a cow- Lapeer County resident Eickholdt later testified
rapists and drug lords.” Trump’s decisions? enjoying life. boy?” and Democratic candidate under oath that he did,
Some might be, but so He is pitting us against Speechless, I said, With a look towards for the 82nd House seat on indeed, send the false flag
many are not. the rest of the world—and “What happened?” the young man, Tom Monday said his business email in an effort to help
Half of all refugees are proving to impressionable Ted, his brother, said, replied, “Yes!” and personal relationship Courser cover up the affair.
children. Their parents take militants around the world “You know the last couple “Then where’s your with Courser is a long one, A few months later he
huge risks to bring their that they should hate us years were really rough on horse?” the young man but he knows nothing called me to tell me that
children from countries at enough to strap on a bomb him, all his ailments just queried. about the e-mail or who there was indeed a conspir-
war or where gangs and and come kill us. Terrorism caught up with him.” We exploded with sent it. acy to “get Courser.” I
violence rule. increases. I was making noncom- laughter, but not the “We have discussed asked him why I would
Call them illegals if And he has destroyed mittal sounds, none of young man. Tom went some of the stuff leading ever believe another word
you like, but the U.S. our moral leadership. which could be a YES or a over to him, and with a up to this in the past, but I out of his mouth, listened
signed on to be part of the Children dying in cages? NO. I didn’t know. The smile asked if he would never sent any e-mail, and to him stammer around a
world community that But worst of all, he has months had become years, like to try his hat on. The I was never even asked to bit, and then hung up the
acknowledges that humani- transformed us into a coun- the years decades. The hat was too large, but Tom send any e-mail.” phone before he could
tarian crises produce refu- try where only white, only ailment I knew of pulled out the long black ...He says he was dis- reply.
gees. So many refugees straight, Christian males was his need for a kidney. feather and handed it over. appointed and actually Fact is indeed stranger
exist, that they collectively are full citizens. And he This was a huge deal… The youngster was quite angry when a Detroit than fiction. And if it
would be the twentieth revels in dividing us more brother Tim had donated a pleased, as was the guard- News reporter contacted weren’t so sad and slimy, it
largest country in the world. as we grow suspicious and kidney to save his broth- ian with him. She him about the e-mail alle- could almost be called
The U.S. has a small popu- distrustful of each other. er’s life. Tom made a big mouthed, “thank you” as gations. comedy that writes itself.
lation asking to become —Carolyn Medland poster of himself and the youngster, perhaps in “How dare they drag Email Catherine at
refugees here compared to Lapeer Twp. Tim…under the image of his late twenties, was wav- me into the middle of it,” cminolli@pageone-inc.com.
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space call 810-984-5061. Free meals for people in info and to sign up call the 9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
constraints announcements need are offered at the North Family Literacy Center at in Marysville. For more info, a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays
will be posted one week in Branch Senior Center on 810-664-2737. call Julie at 810-388-0868. 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac-
advance of the event. Notices Free Meals, Food Monday and Thursday eve-
For those that have experi-
cine is now available. For
must be received in writing by
noon Monday prior to the First Congregational
nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call
810-441-0322 for more info. Support Groups enced the death of a loved
additional info, to check if
we accept your insurance, or
publication date. one, a support group is avail- to schedule an appointment
Church, United Church of Orchards’ Cupboard Food able facilitated by a trained
Christ, of Imlay City oper- Woman’s life Chapter 855 please call 810-667-0448.
Pantry is open the 3rd United Hospice Service
For Senior Citizens ates a Food Pantry every
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4
Saturday of every month 9
a.m.-noon. Food distributed
will meet at the Lois Wagner
Memorial Library in (UHS) bereavement volun-
teer. Marlette Regional
Free hearing and vision
screens for children of pre-
p.m. The pantry is open to Richmond at 6:30 p.m. on
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce August 6, 2019. Everyone is Hospital, 2770 Main Street school age are available at
people needing food assis- Twp., 586-336-4673. www. in Marlette, hosts this sup- the Lapeer County Health
9-10 a.m. at First tance who live in the Imlay welcome to attend.
Congregational Church in orchardsonline.org. port group the 1st Tuesday Department. To schedule an
City School District. Located Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of each month in the appointment please call 810-
Almont. Practice led by Dina at 275 Bancroft in Imlay
Miramonti, RYT. City. For more information, Museums meetings are held every
Saturday at 10 a.m. at West
Administration Conference
Room. For time and more
667-0448 or 810-245-5549.

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

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

St. Paul’s Holy Redeemer Light of Christ The Imlay City American
Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Community Legion Post 135 meets the
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI last Wednesday of the month

200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
810-796-3951 at 7 p.m. The post is located
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 www.lutheransonline.com/holyred 2720 Winslow Road at 212 E. Third St. Contact
8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS them at 810-724-1450 or
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444

email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass americanlegionpost135@
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. BIBLE CLASS frontier.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
Wednesday of each month at
the Davison Senior Center,
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church BAPTIST CHURCH 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
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am 6 p.m. For more info call
Sunday Worship - 11:00 am
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services Eve. Service - 6:30 pm Lisa, 810-358-7294.
of the month. Bible Studies Every MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm Wed. Service - 6:30 pm

Community Dinner: Monday and Tuesday Evenings Community Men’s & Women’s
Christian School K-12
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies fbc@airadvantage.net
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
19 19
Come Grow With Us! 19 Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God 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
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with up
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
9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas
www.imlayumc.org 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 at
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am  425 County Center Street.
Nursery Available
First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Sunday 10:00 a.m. This long-running commu-
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
Confessions 810.724.1747 Sunday School nity event is sponsored by
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May The Lapeer Center, a
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
19 810-724-0687 19 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 19 19 19 501(c)3 non-profit organiza-
tion for over 60 years. For
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church information on space rent-
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
als, call 810-347-7915. Low
rental prices on inside and
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855 outside space. There is no
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service admission charge. For gen-
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m. eral information on the Flea
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Worship Time - 10:30 am fccic@5thandbancroft.com Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
Market, Lapeer Center
Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity 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
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm call 810-664-2109, email lap-
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade eercenter@gmail.com or see
John Barker, Minister lutheranfamilyofchrist.org on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King
19 19 19 19 www.LapeerCenter.org.
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Future of historic middle

school building uncertain
Capac council asks district to solicit offers
By Maria Brown turning it over to a private ceptual design phase.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com entity. In a unique arrange-
“We already have a lot ment, the village owns the
CAPAC — A collabo- of property not bringing in property the school sits on
ration between the village any money,” he said, refer- and the school district
and school district to find a ring to property tax reve- owns the building. Earlier
new use for the Middle nues. this year, school board
School appears to be off The council had been members asked to consult
the table. due to discuss and vote on with the village on a pos-
At their July 15 meet- a feasibility study proposal sible collaboration to find a
ing, the council voted to from engineers with the second use for the historic
ask Capac Community Spicer Group. building.
Schools to solicit offers for Their proposal includ- The district started
sale of the historic building ed measuring facilities and winding down regular use

File photo
on Neeper Street. The vil- then creating a conceptual of the middle school in
lage would like to review plan that would have 2016 when sixth grade
those offers with the school shown “site improvements, classes were moved to the
district. new spaces, demolition elementary school and sev- A majority of village council members said they’re not interested in
President John Grzyb items and required barrier enth and eighth grades investing time and money into the mostly vacant Capac Middle School
was not in favor of the free upgrades”  for the transitioned to the high and have requested the school district try to sell it.
motion saying the village building. Once the village school.
had a “once in a lifetime approved that plan, engi- Since then the district
opportunity” to use the neers would have then has used portions of the
building and property for drafted a preliminary esti- building for their Virtual
village offices, a rec center, mate of cost. program, some summer
conference rooms for pub- “This should give you programming and the
lic use and possibly the the information you need Metal and Soul robotics
construction of a new DPW to see if the project is wor- teams has used the school’s
facility. thy to move forward into gymnasium.
President Pro-Tem Joe the necessary documents According to lawyers
Nemecek said it wasn’t for a millage request,” who the school district has
realistic to invest that much architect David Boersma consulted with, documents
money into the property wrote in the proposal. suggest that the school dis-
and facility. Spicer would have trict owns the building
Council member Bruce required a lump sum pay- while the village owns the
Lawrence said he favored ment of $5,500 for the con- actual land it sits on.

Stingers host Meet &

Greet at Seven Ponds
Volunteer group hopes to add sales and other family-
friendly events in the name
to its ranks at nature center of helping the 498 acre
nature center in Dryden
By Maria Brown about the Friends group Township.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com including who they are, The chance to socialize
what they do and how a with other supporters at
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Legal Announcements
ATTICA to 12 noon.
Written comments may be sent to the
$50,932.08; ICS $25,038.50; Fire
Millage $40,264.57; CDARS
Safety - $11,430.16, and Fire Fund -
$7,299.98. Total for bills is
Financial Oversite Committee; and
discussed water billing procedures.
would allow relief from that section.
Applicant: Shakila Rahman
TOWNSHIP Zoning Board of Appeals, Attica $50,932.08; ICS $20,045.51: Fire $194,494.39. Roll call vote taken, all The meeting adjourned at 8:54 Property Owner: Shakila Rahman
NOTICE OF PUBLIC Township, P.O. Box 86, Attica, MI Escrow $8,485.86; ICS $41.52 and ayes, motion carried. p.m. 312 School Street
HEARING 48412, prior to the hearing. Oral com- deposited escrow has $50,023.29. Meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m. Kimberly J. Keesler PO Box 65
ATTICA TOWNSHIP ments will be taken during the hear- Police Report - 128 calls in June A complete copy of the minutes Clerk/Treasurer Almont, MI 48003
ZONING BOARD ing. with 51 handled by the Township is available at the Attica Township Steve Schneider Property Description: 01 58 000 000
OF APPEALS This notice is published pursuant deputies. Hall. President 00 VILLAGE OF ALMONT
Notice is hereby given that the to the requirements of Michigan New Business - Moved and sec- Nancy Herpolsheimer A complete copy of the minutes NORTHERN DIV OF NEWBURGH
Attica Township Zoning Board of Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended. onded to transfer funds from the con- Attica Township Clerk is available in the Clerk’s office dur- LOTS 1 & 4 BLK 13 & LOTS 2 & 3
Appeals will hold a public hearing on Nancy Herpolsheimer, Clerk tingency fund to 101-210; 101-215; 30-1 ing regular business hours or at www. BLK 13 OF AMASA P COOK’S
August 8, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m., Attica Township and 101-410. Roll call vote taken, all almontmichigan.gov ADD EX THE N 1/2 OF LOTS 2 & 3.
or as soon thereafter as the agenda 30-1 ayes, motion carried. 30-1 Commonly known as 312
allows, at the Attica Township Hall, Moved and seconded to appoint
Dana DeClark to the Attica Township
School Street (Parcel ID #041-513-
4350 Peppermill Road, Attica, MI
ATTICA Zoning Board of Appeals as an alter- ALMONT VILLAGE OF NOTICE: People with disabili-
The purpose of this hearing is to TOWNSHIP nate. Roll call vote taken, all ayes, ALMONT VILLAGE
ties needing accommodations for
receive public comments on a request ATTICA TOWNSHIP motion carried. COUNCIL effective participation in the meeting
submitted by Thomas W. Tullio and BOARD Fire - none REGULAR MEETING ZONING BOARD OF should contact the Village Clerk/
Mary T. Tullio. Specifically, the MINUTES OF
Park - The Park is busy. JULY 02, 2019 APPEALS HEARING Treasurer at least seven (7) working
Planning Commission - The days in advance of the meeting. An
Tullios seek (1) to reverse the Zoning JULY 11, 2019 SYNOPSIS Please be notified that the
Administrator’s determination that a Planning Commission is working on Village of Almont Zoning Board of attempt will be made to make reason-
The meeting was called to order President Schneider called the
proposed mulching operation by an ordinance regarding storage con- Appeals will hold a hearing on able accommodations. A copy of the
at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Ochadleus. Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Owen Tree Service is an Agribusiness tainers. Call to Mike Carpenter on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. application for the variance may be
Present were: Clerk Herpolsheimer Councilmembers present were
under the Township Zoning behalf of Starr Aggregates regarding a in the Almont Municipal Building inspected at the Almont Village
and Trustees Lacey and Madeline. Biolchini, Dyke, Love, Peltier, Steven
Ordinance; and (2) to reverse the reuse plan. Planner Habben is review- located at 817 N. Main St., Almont Offices located at 817 N. Main St.,
Absent: Treasurer Mason. The min- C. Schneider, Steffler and Schneider.
Township Board’s decision to approve ing Timberjack's Site Plan to make Michigan 48003 in order to consider a Almont, MI 48003 during regular
utes of the June 13, 2019 Regular Staff members present were Manager
a special land use and site plan request sure they are in compliance. They are request for a non-use variance submit- business hours, between 7:00 a.m. and
Board meeting were approved as pre- Connors, Clerk/Treasurer Keesler,
that Owen Tree Service requested working on blight. ted by Ms. Shakila Rahman for prop- 5:00 p.m. on regular business days.
sented. The agenda was approved as and Police Officer Jones.
regarding its proposed mulching oper- Ambulance - They are working erty detailed in the legal description Written comments regarding this vari-
amended. Council approved the Agenda;
ation at 1585 S. Lake George Road, on renewal millage, committed to below. ance can also be received at the above
The treasurer report showed a approved the Consent Agenda;
Attica, MI 48412. keeping the 8th station open and look- Article 6 of the Almont Village listed address until the day of its con-
new balance of: General Fund approved to enter into a 3-year con-
A complete copy of the Tullios’ ing to update station number 1. Zoning Ordinance does not allow sideration.
$347,485.75 and CDARS savings tract with HydroCorp; approved to
request may be examined at the Attica Review and pay the bills - paved driveways in side yards unless Kimberly J. Keesler
$203,728.32; ICS $300,370.27; remove Ms. Cimaroli and appoint Ms.
Township Hall, Monday through Moved and seconded to pay the bills: it is to access a garage located in the Village Clerk/Treasurer
Public Safety $78,170.53, CDARS Pardo as an authorized signor effec-
Friday, except holidays, from 9 a.m. General Fund - $175,764.25, Public rear yard. The variance, if approved 30-1
tive immediately; discussed the

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Council gives nod

to new committee
Economic Development Committee
to include council members, residents
By Benjamin Stalker committee is to thoroughly
tct@pageone-inc.com vet ideas before they make

Photo by Maria Brown

it to the Village Council,”
ALMONT — Village he said.
Council approved the for- The informal commit-
mation of the Economic tee will consist of two
Development Committee at elected officials of the
Mobile Repair Zone welcomed their regular meeting held
Tues., July 16.
Village Council and five to
seven members of the pub-
The Imlay City Chamber of Commerce, city officials and business leaders officially welcome The idea behind this lic. Eligible candidates
new business Mobile Repair Zone with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 18. The committee came from must be a resident of the
new business, owned by Chad Thomas, is located at 235 Third Street. In addition to servicing council member Steven C. village with no outstanding
mobile phones, the business also offers repairs for tablets, iPads and some computers. Mobile Schneider. debts owed to the village.
Repair Zone sells batteries, charging ports and accessories for mobile devices and can fix Steven C. Schneider While the formation of
cracked screens. The store buys, sells and trades devices too. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. said his desire is to avoid a the Economic Development
to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 12-5 p.m. on Saturday. situation like the one they Committee was approved
Contact Mobile Repair Zone at 810-721-7799 had earlier this year when by the Village Council,
the topic of dissolve the there is no word on which
two councilmembers will

Gas, grocery giveaways slated for July 30, Aug. 1

Downtown Development
Authority came up. serve on the newly formed
Steven C. Schneider committee.
says he believes the Individuals interested
IMLAY CITY — military veterans and first On August 1, a gro- car washes, oil changes, in serving on the Economic
Gateway Assembly responders that day. All cery giveaway is planned haircuts, backpacks, eye Economic Development
Committee will vet ideas Development Committee
church’s annual This Heart other drivers can get $1 for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the exams, sports physicals are encouraged to contact
Loves Week kicks off next off per gallon of gas, up to Belle Valley Plaza, while and more. Events will and suggestions before
being presented to council the Village Office at 810-
week with its popular Gas 15 gallons starting at 9 supplies last. include a car show, live 798-8528.
Giveaway on Tuesday, a.m. and until supplies On Saturday, August music, a petting zoo and for consideration. The com-
July 30 at the Marathon last. 3, a Community Giveback inflatables. mittee will meet to discuss
gas station at M-53 and The following day, event will be held at the For more information, ideas, but has no power to
Capac Rd./Old M-21 July 31, a Block Party will Gateway Campus. visit the event’s website at act other than to present
while supplies last. be held at the Gateway That day, church mem- www.thisheartloves.com ideas to the Village Council
The church will be
giving free tank fill ups to
Assembly campus, 2796
S. Van Dyke Rd.
bers and volunteers will
offer vehicle inspections,
or call them at 810-724-
for consideration.
“The idea behind this 724-2615

It’s Fair Time in Imlay City

now thru Saturday, July 27th
We support our local fair and invite you to SHOP LOCAL . . .
Hungry Howie’s Page One Printing Charlie Brown’s McLaren Lapeer Region
Imlay City 724-0254 Almont Hospital/ER
724-4515 798-3485 810-667-5500
Silver Grill Restaurant
Tri-County Bank 724-2300 Statewide Real Estate Smith’s Waterproofing LLC
Member FDIC Sharon LaFrance Almont
Almont • Imlay City Mortimer Lumber 798-8591 •441-6002 810-798-2371
798-3907 724-0501 Hickory Square Apartments North Branch Bakery
Muxlow Automotive Repair Imlay City 810-688-2757
Muir Brothers Funeral Home 724-0266
Almont 724-2886
798-8225 Great Clips Jump City
Grondin’s Hair Centers Imlay Kroger Plaza Indoor Bounce House
American Tree Imlay City • Almont 721-1100 www.jumpcityplay.com
798-2525 724-1433 • 798-0110
Mr. Paint Chilly Cow
Kaatz Funeral Directors State Farm Insurance Imlay City Ice Cream Parlor
& Monument Company Steve Robbins 441-7088 • 724-1271 724-9091
888-898-3939 724-5955
Ray Champion Entertainments Robert D. Young, DDS
Liebler Insurance Morrice Lengemann & Miller PC 810-516-9032 Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
724-8600 724-2565 ChampionMusicMagic.com 724-6441

Allenton Collision/Grandview Glass Milnes Chevrolet Churchill Insurance Indigo Lavender Farms
395-2243 • 395-2602 724-0561 Imlay City 613 N. Cedar St.
724-6218 810-417-0909
Capac Pharmacy Inc. Barbara L. Yockey
Law Office, PLLC Schultz Firearms Great Lakes Town
395-2336 & Country Realty
Imlay City Capac
Muir Brothers Funeral Home 721-7373 395-7773 810-441-2007
Imlay City Dietrich’s Collision LLC
724-8285 State Farm Insurance Videomation
Imlay City Imlay City
Doug Halabicky
724-8585 724-8540
Imlay City BB Family Restaurant 724-3308
724-3664 Family Farm & Home
Vinckier Foods S.T.E. Truck
Almont • 810-724-2357 Almont
Tosch Auction Almont 798-0105
Complete Auction Service 798-2004 www.stetruck.com
& Equipment Sales Parsch Oil & Propane Co. Family First Health Care
800-311-4985 • 395-4357 Tiana’s Dollar ‘N Deals Imlay City Capac
721-9900 724-6425 395-4840
RE Blank & Associates
724-6431 Vintech Industries Kroger Restore
724-7400 Imlay City Shop.Donate.Volunteer.
Tri-City Times 810-721-3260 810-660-7823
810-724-2615 Rowley’s Auction Service
Live & Online Auctions Jet’s Pizza Thibodeau Physical Therapy
Imlay City Ford 810-724-4035 • Imlay City Imlay City Imlay City • 724-0421
724-5900 810-673-3334 • Almont 810-721-1015 Lapeer • 664-3000
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family has experienced this and a secondary line that than 24 hours after the
Storm: kind of storm damage in made a portion of Foley lights went out.
from page 1 the three years that they’ve Road impassable for a “We were surprised to
lived there. time. see DTE and Kappen Tree
ly evident at Dan Peter’s “Luckily these trees A sizeable tree fell on Service show up Sunday
home in Attica Township. did not hit our house. They Donald Road, blocking all afternoon. A caravan of
He and his family were located approximate- traffic. trucks and men showed up
weren’t home at the time ly 20 feet from our home “We cut a hole in the and fixed the problem,”
of the storm but when they and we did not lose trunk so an ambulance Kathleen said.
arrived at their Atwell power,” he said. could get through if needed “A tree limb had fallen
Road residence later that A small barn housing a until the road commission and broke the crossbow on
night they found five trees, tractor did fall victim to could get there,” Kegler the pole and caused the
all around 80 feet in one of the downed trees. said. destruction and loss of

Photo by Dan Peter

height, had been toppled, ••••• Elsewhere in the Capac power. The crew was
falling to the ground in In St. Clair County, area, relief from the power amazing and restored ser-
multiple directions. Mussey Twp. Fire Chief outages came quickly for vices quickly.”
“What is odd is that Jeff Kegler said they the Stroman family. Kathleen reports the
our trampoline which is responded to several Kathleen Stroman said busy crew paused briefly Poplar trees, about 80 feet tall, were blown
located about 100 feet storm-related calls. They her parents Larry and to meet the Stroman’s pair over in Saturday’s storm, damaging a barn on
from the trees did not stood watch over a live pri- Delores were thrilled to see of rescued donkeys, Lee Dan Peter’s property on Atwell Road.
move,” Peter said. mary wire that fell near repair trucks show up at and Roy.
It was the first time his Cade and Imlay City roads their Nettney Road less “Everybody that drives Horton said five of the 6:30 p.m. on Saturday until
by likes to stop and see runs were in response to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday,”
them and pet them and reports of wires down, said Horton.
feed them treats,” Kathleen while another was a report- He reminded residents
said. ed structure fire. of the importance of using
• • • • • He said the fire call generators safety during a
In Imlay City, Fire turned out to be an electri- power outage.
Chief Rick Horton reported cal issue, which was “All generators must
that his department resolved without incident. be kept outside,” said
responded to several “Our firefighters stood Horton. “Not in basements
storm-related incidents on by downed live wires for a or closed garages, because
Saturday and into Sunday. total of 17 hours; from carbon monoxide kills.”

The power
forced sev-
eral busi-
nesses in
Imlay City to
close over
the weekend
and into
Photo by Tom Wearing

those along
the busy

Photo by Maria Brown

M-53 corri-
Nevaeh Hendrickson, 11, a member of Imlay City’s ‘Moo Crew,’ sweeps dor.
up around the cow stalls on Tuesday morning at the fair.

Fair Opens:
from page 1
Kenzie. “I like to go up on
from page 1
the Ferris wheel.”
Fair Board member responder. While serving
Brian Zender could be seen on the Salem Twp. board,
attending to some of final Brien also served as a vol-
details in anticipation of unteer firefighter in the
the official fair opening. township. He assured the
With promising weath- barn’s owner he was happy
Photo by Tom Wearing

er in the forecast, Zender to help.

expects large crowds at the “I said ‘let’s get this
fairgrounds during the thing done,’” Brien says.
remainder of the week. He knew that barns could
Coming attractions be repaired. It’s not always
The 2019 Eastern Fair Staff members, David Weaver, Adam so when it comes to peo-
Michigan State Fair contin- Glassbrook, Trevor Scholfield and Daniel ple.
ues through Saturday, July Weaver conduct a sweep at livestock barns. Brien learned that the
27 at the historic Eastern barn owner was burning
Photo by Lorraine Witkowski

Michigan Fairgrounds in old hay when a shift in the

abundance of 4-H activi- tary veterans and active
Imlay City. wind carried a pile of the
ties, including livestock duty personnel, co-spon-
Daily admission will smoldering debris up into
exhibits and the annual sored by Kroger Foods and
be $10 on Wednesday the roof and caught there.
Fair Auction to take the Lapeer County Office
before 2 p.m., before He’d been working to
place on Thursday, of Veterans Affairs.
increasing to $15 per per- restore the historic build-
July 25. The final free admis-
son after 2 p.m. ing, so he was grateful to Passersby Brien and Lorraine Witkowski were
Grandstand events sion day takes place
Admission will be $15 all know that more help was headed north on M-53 when they noticed
All of this year’s main Friday, July 26, when the
day on Thursday. on the way. smoke rising from barn near Bowers Road.
events begin at 7 p.m. at Fair Board acknowledges
On Friday and Indeed, Imlay City
the Fair grandstands. The local foster children and
Saturday, admission is $20 firefighters responded Arcadia township fire
2019 entertainment lineup parents with a special
per person. Children age 3 quickly enough to save the departments, along with “The barns had been there
features: appreciation program dur-
and under will be admitted historic barn in the 900 Imlay City firefighters. a long time before that,”
•Drag Racing on ing halftime of the eve-
free, minus carnival ride block of N. Van Dyke Rd. Capt. Stone said the Earl says. “Best guess
Wednesday, July 24. ning’s Bump-N-Run event,
privileges. Imlay City Fire Capt. occupant had been using would be circa 1875.”
•A Monster Truck which starts at 7 p.m.
Parking on the grounds Scott Stone reported that the barn to store firewood Earl recalls spray
show on Thursday, July 25. For the convenience of
is free every day and the firefighters were called to and straw and to house a painting the structure
•The Bump-N-Run on visitors, the brand-new
daily admission price the location at around 4:30 number of chickens and around 1995, noting that it
Friday, July 26. Eastern Michigan Fair
includes access to carnival p.m., where the occupant turkeys. was the first time the barn
•The always-popular Office can be found in the
rides and grandstand had been burning straw He added that none of had been repainted since
Demolition Derby is back tan building to the west of
events, the petting zoo, and debris in a burn pile in the animals were harmed the 1930s. His father had
on Saturday, July 27. the fairgrounds’ entrance
Sea Lion Splash, Reptile close proximity to the by smoke or flames associ- the steel roof installed in
Special Days back turnstiles.
Park, and performances by barn. ated with the fire. 1995, which covered the
The Fair will again For further information
the “Flying Pages” and Stone said there was Stone said the barn had building’s original cedar
offer free admission on about the 2019 Eastern
“Sweet Willie Tea,” along some confusion with been in the Gass family for shakes.
Thursday, July 25 to pre- Michigan State Fair, call
with other scheduled regard to the address many years, dating back to Earl says he’s grateful
registered residents with the office at 810-724-4145,
events. reported, but they were 1926. to the firefighters for their
special needs and their email to: info@eastern-
Livestock Auction able to establish the correct According to Earl outstanding work; and to
caregivers, sponsored by michiganstatefair.com or
For traditional fair- location. Gass, the current owner is the passersby who took
Imlay City Ford; and a visit the Eastern Michigan
goers, there will be an On scene, firefighters the second since the prop- time to try to help.
Veterans Day for U.S. mili- State Fair website.
were quickly able to extin- erty was sold by his dad, “They did an outstand-
guish the fire and minimize the late Harold Gass. ing job and it’s amazing
damage to the 150-year-old The barn was acquired that they were able to save
structure. by Earl’s grandparents— this piece of local history,”
Stone confirmed what Robert and Bessie Gass— he says.
Brien had learned. who had put up a gas sta-
“The occupant had tion on the opposite corner Editor’s note: Staff
been cleaning out the barn in 1927. The farm followed writer Tom Wearing con-
and burning debris,” he a few years later. tributed to this report.
said. “When the wind
shifted from east to south,
some of the burning
embers got between the
metal and wood portions of
the roof and ignited.”
Stone said firefighters
Website photo

were able to knock down

the smoke and flames in
short order, thus limiting
The Mill Race Water Park has been closed for regular use since earlier damage to about a 10-foot-
this month due to a shortage of lifeguards. by-15-foot section of the
Photo by Brien Witkowski

“It was a good save,

Water Park: been assigned there to
keep that facility opera-
jobs with better pay and
less responsibility.
especially with the oppres-
sively hot weather,” he
from page 1 tional. “The county has to said. “Kudos and thanks go
Although parks staff take a good look at how out to all of the depart-
The county also oper- have focused on recruiting we operate those parks. ments and firefighters who
ates Torzewski County and retaining lifeguards, We’ve been on a shoe- responded to the scene.” Minimal damage to historic barn captured on
Park’s water features, west Stock said it’s hard to com- string budget for the last Participating depart- camera by the Witkowskis. They stopped in on
of Lapeer, and Stock said pete in the current job mar- 10 years and it’s been a ments included the their way home on Saturday to check on the
all lifeguards on staff have ket that can offer teens struggle,” he said. Goodland, Almont and situation.
Page 15-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 24, 2019

SC4 Foundation supports students with

more than $100,000 in new scholarships
ST. CLAIR COUNTY Sciences A.J. Theisen
— The St. Clair County Building renovation. The
Community College renovation accelerates the
Foundation (SC4F) recent- expansion of programs,
ly approved $100,500 in allows for a more interdis-
new scholarships for the ciplinary approach to
upcoming 2019-20 aca- patient care, and will serve
demic year. Students pursu- more students via advanced
ing programs in all fields of teaching systems.
study at the college may Those students pursu-
benefit from the scholar- ing degrees in nursing,
ships, especially those in radiologic technology, Dana Harold Dr. Deborah
health sciences. medical assisting, respira- Bauer Burns Snyder
Photo provided

“We are grateful to the tory therapy, health infor-

SC4 Foundation and its mation technology and vide for my children,” the intensity and the caring
continued assistance in other health science-related Bauer said. that nursing involves,”
helping to maximize stu- majors were given prefer- “Thanks to the financial Bauer said. “Nurses are
Jaime Salisbury, a recent graduate of the
dent success at SC4,” said ence during the selection support I have received everyday heroes.”
Conservation Officer Recruit School, has been
SC4 President Dr. Deborah process this year. from the SC4 Foundation, I St. Clair County
assigned to Lapeer County.
A. Snyder. “We’re fortunate to can finish my final year of Community College has
nursing school and continue improved the lives of thou-
Lapeer County has “With an aging popula-
tion and health-related job
projections showing
have donors who are pas-
sionate about our commu-
nity college,” said Harold
on my journey toward a
new career.”
sands of students and posi-
tively impacted southeast

new DNR officer immense growth in the Burns, SC4 Foundation The Ellen Kean Fund Michigan and far beyond
coming years, health care board chair. was established in 1998 to for more than 95 years.
professionals are more in “We’re also fortunate to support SC4 sophomores Since its founding in 1963,
demand than ever. We have have donors who support with a minimum 3.0 GPA. the SC4 Foundation has
LAPEER COUNTY cers with authority to The Nursing Program Fund played a key role in that
— Several communities enforce all of Michigan’s a long history of preparing unrestricted funds, which
tomorrow’s health care allows us to direct more helps students enrolled in success, contributing hun-
throughout Michigan are criminal laws. Because of the ADN or LPN programs dreds of thousands of dol-
gaining new conservation their specialized training leaders, and support for our funding toward health sci-
students and college helps ences at SC4.” and who have a 3.3 GPA or lars to students and the col-
officers from the Michigan and equipment, conserva- better. lege, enhancing the learn-
Department of Natural tion officers often are first us tremendously.” One scholarship recipi-
SC4’s health sciences ent is sophomore Dana Bauer was inspired to ing experience for all stu-
Resources. Since graduat- responders to situations
programs are getting a big Bauer. She received $6,000 join the ADN program after dents.
ing in December from the involving medical emer-
boost thanks to a Capital in scholarships from the attending the certified nurs- “A strong college is a
DNR’s 23-week gencies, missing persons
Conservation Officer and public safety threats. Outlay project approved by Ellen Kean Fund and ing assistant class two sum- community asset,” Burns
Recruit School #9 in The academy involved the Michigan State Nursing Program Fund. mers ago as a way to sup- said. “SC4 wouldn’t be able
Lansing, the officers have off-road training to operate Legislature to support high- “As a divorced mother, plement her income. She to do all it does for students
traveled the state complet- specialized vehicles, such er education job training one of my motivations for enjoyed it so much she without donors willing to
ing their field training pro- as four-wheel-drive trucks, and fund $4.9 million of the going back to school was to enrolled in nursing that fall. support the mission and pri-
gram and gaining diverse ORVs, snowmobiles and $9.8 million Health improve my ability to pro- “I love the challenge, orities of the college.”
experience as probationary patrol boats – everyday
officers. tools used by conservation
“The process for officers to patrol Michigan’s

33 rd Annual Woods-N-Water News

becoming a Michigan DNR natural resources. Recruits
conservation officer took several trips to spe-
includes several phases,” cialized training locations
said F/Lt. Jason Wicklund. throughout Michigan,

Outdoor Weekend
“We want to ensure that our including the Camp
new officers are able to Grayling Training Center,
apply what they learned in the GM Proving Grounds
the academy and use those in Milford and the Ingham
skills in real-life scenarios, County Jail, in addition to
in addition to learning new completing scenario testing
skills from the field train- at several parks.
ing officers they are part- Lt. Todd Szyska, DNR
nered with.” Law Enforcement Division

September 6 - 7 - 8
The new conservation supervisor in southeast
officers received their per-
manent county assignments
prior to graduating from
Michigan, welcomed
Salisbury and three other
new officers, noting they
th th th
the academy. After gradua- join the ranks of one of the
tion, conservation officers busiest and most diverse
must complete three phases natural resource areas in
of probationary training Michigan. “Southeast
before they move into their Michigan houses some of
permanent county assign- the best fisheries in the
ments. world and is a vital way-
Jaime Salisbury has point for migratory water-
been assigned to Lapeer fowl in the Mississippi
County. Flyway. Our new officers
“One of the reasons I will fill critical vacancies
became a conservation in the area to help enforce
officer is because I want to natural resource laws and
protect Michigan’s fish and protect the citizens of this
wildlife from poachers, so great state.”
that future generations can Founded in 1887, the
be afforded the same great DNR Law Enforcement
benefit that my grandfa- Division is Michigan’s old-
ther, father and myself have est statewide law enforce-
been able to enjoy,” ment agency. Learn more
Salisbury said. about the work of conser-
While their primary vation officers and explore
mission is to enforce fish, the Recruit School #9
game and natural resource weekly blog posts and pho-
protection laws, conserva- tos at Michigan.gov/
tion officers serve a unique ConservationOfficers.
role as certified peace offi-

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Obituaries Dispatch log...

~ Alexandra “Sandy” Adragna, 67 ~ Editor’s note: The following
is a compilation of activity and
the 5000 block of Sutton Rd. in
Attica Twp.
Alexandra “Sandy” Sandy was a member Brothers Funeral Home of reports from area police depart- •failure to return borrowed
ments: vehicle in the 6000 block of
Adragna, age 67, of Imlay of the Peck American Imlay City, 225 N. Main Webster Rd. in Imlay Twp.
City, MI died Sunday, July Legion Auxiliary, a life Street, Imlay City, MI. In Imlay City •alarms in the 3000 block of
21, 2019 at her home. member of American Pastor Tim Martin, Pastor July 16 Churchill Rd. in Goodland Twp.
Alexandra Linda Edmiston Legion Riders Post 489, of New Life Christian •00:19 911 Hang Up (2000 •alarms in the 5000 block of
block S. Almont Ave.) Attica Rd. in Attica Twp.
was born February 6, 1952 and the Better Breathers Church in Attica, MI, will •05:01 Suspicious Persons •assault and battery in the
in Montreal, Quebec, Club of McLaren. officiate. (500 block Townsend Dr.) 100 block of Elk Lake Rd. in
Canada. She was the She is survived by her The family will be •08:15 Breaking & Entering Attica Twp.
daughter of the late John husband, Vito Adragna; available for visitation 2-5 (700 block W. Borland Rd.) •disorderly conduct in the
and Lillian (Butler) one daughter, Sherrie and 6-8 p.m., Friday, July •22:34 Animal Problem - 4000 block of Belle River Rd. in
Found Dog (2000 block S. Attica Twp.
Edmiston. Sandy grew up (Nathan) McCune-Logan 26 at Muir Brothers Almont Ave.) •noise complaint in the 600
in Detroit, MI. She lived in of Dryden, MI; two sons, Funeral Home of Imlay •Multiple Traffic Stops block of N. Van Dyke Rd. in
several cities throughout Roger (Marcie) McCune of City. throughout the day Imlay Twp.
the years: St. Clair Shores, Macomb, MI and Matthew A Celebration of Life July 17 July 14
•00:05 Motorist Assist •suspicious circumstances in
Sterling Heights, Brown (Shannon) Benjamin will be held Saturday, (Newark Rd./S. Almont Ave.) the 100 block of Lake Pleasant
City for 15 years, and McCune of Capac, MI; Allie, Caylee, Carter, Jake, August 17, 2019 from 2-5 •01:05 Suspicious Person Rd. in Attica Twp.
moved to the Imlay City stepson, Joseph Adragna of Katie, Baylee and Amanda; p.m. at Peck American (1000 block Norlin Dr.) •assist fire department in the
area in 2015. Sandy mar- Imlay City, MI; her step- and two great-grandchil- Legion Hall, 5894 Cass •05:03 Property Damage 4000 block of Payne Rd. in Attica
ried Vito Pete Adragna on daughter, Susan (George) dren, Ryleigh and Logan. Road, Peck, MI, 48466. Accident - Car/Deer (Newark Twp.
Rd./S. Cedar St.) •animal complaint in the
April 19, 2002 at St. Manolius of Sterling Sandy was preceded in Funeral arrangements •06:26 Animal Problem - 6000 block of Hall Rd. in Almont
Therese of Lisieux Heights, MI; mother, death by her daughter, were made by Muir Barking Dog (400 block Main Twp.
Catholic Church in Shelby Lillian Edmiston; one sis- Shelia Jean McCune; and Brothers Funeral Home of St.) •assist fire department in the
Twp., MI. ter, Laura Cole; three her grandson, Jonathan Imlay City. Please be sure •08:56 Civil Dispute (300 4000 block of Belle River Rd. in
block E. Third St.) Attica Twp.
She was employed as a brothers, Bruce Edmiston, Manolius. to sign our online register •09:08 Threats Complaint •suspicious circumstances at
retail sales clerk by Toys R David Edmiston and The funeral will be at muirbrothersfh.com to (200 block E. Third St.) Newark and Lake Pleasant roads
Us in Sterling Heights, MI Arthur Edmiston; nine held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, share condolences and •15:47 Suicidal Person (600 in Attica Twp.
for 20 years. grandchildren, Stacy, Nick, July 26, 2019 at Muir memories. block Cambridge Ln.) July 15
•16:22 Private Property •animal complaint in the
Damage Accident (1800 block S. 6000 block of Wagner Rd. in
~ Dena Kinney, 42 ~ Cedar St.)
•17:11 Animal Problem -
Goodland Twp.
•assist citizen at Bowers and
Dog in Car (1800 block S. Cedar Force roads in Attica Twp.
Dena Kinney, age 42, She is survived by her and a sister, Joy Lynn St.) •assist fire department at
of Waterloo, IA, formerly husband, Nathaniel VanderPloeg. •18:46 911 Hang Up (2000 Lum and Slattery roads in Arcadia
of Imlay City, MI, died Kinney; daughters, The funeral services block S. Almont Ave.) Twp.
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Mikayla (Cody) Stockwell were held at 5 p.m. 20:17 Welfare Check (E. Fifth •larceny in the 1900 block of
St./Main St.) Five Lakes Rd. in Arcadia Twp.
her home in Waterloo. of Jeddo, MI and Isis Monday, July 15 at Muir •22:01 Alarm (1000 block •ORV complaints in the 2000
Dena Marie VanderPloeg Kloss of Kingston, MI; Brothers Funeral Home of Norlin Dr.) block of Youngs Rd. in Arcadia
was born December 21, sons, Nathan Kloss of Imlay City, 225 N. Main •Multiple Traffic Stops Twp.
1976 in Lapeer, MI. Mayville, MI and Jacob Street, Imlay City, MI. throughout the day •alarms in the 2000 block of
July 18 Slattery Rd. in Arcadia Twp.
She was the daughter Kloss of Mayville, MI; and Those wishing to make •02:02 Suspicious •burglary in the 2000 block
of the late Benjamin her mother Carol Jean memorial contributions can Circumstance (400 block of Lake Pleasant Rd. in Arcadia
and Carol Jean (McSpadin) VanderPloeg. direct them to the family at Bancroft St.) Twp.
(McSpadin) VanderPloeg. Also surviving are her the funeral home. •10:15 Larceny - Fail to •misdemeanor arrest warrant
Dena attended Imlay grandchildren, Natalie Please be sure to sign Return Property (300 block E. in the 500 block of Townsend Dr.
Second St.) in Imlay City
City Community Schools. Stockwell, Gage the online register book at •16:19 Motorist Assist (S. •animal complaint in the
She married Nathaniel lived in the Waterloo, IA Stockwell, and Levi muirbrothersfh.com to Cedar St./Newark Rd.) 3000 block of Summers Rd. in
Kinney. Dena grew up in area for the last 8 years. Stockwell. Dena was pre- send condolences and •18:59 Property Damage Goodland Twp.
the Imlay City and Dena worked as a sales ceded in death by her share your memories of Accident (1800 block S. Cedar •assist other law enforce-
St.) ment in the 2000 block of Almont
Kingston Area. She had clerk in Waterloo. father, Ben VanderPloeg; Dena with her family. July 19 Ave. in Imlay City
•07:55 Medical Assist (400 July 16
~ Margaret Placeway, 94 ~ block Bancroft St.)
17:23 Larceny (1800 block S.
•sick care for medical in the
900 block of Lake Pleasant Rd. in
Cedar St.) Attica Twp.
Margaret Placeway, 94, well as the Flint Trevor Placeway (USMC) •17:48 Private Property •assist motorist at eastbound
Damage Accident (Newark Rd./S. I-69 and Blacks Corners Rd. in
of Lapeer, went to be with Mastersingers Choral. (Tanis), Elizabeth Cedar St.) Imlay Twp.
the Lord on Wednesday, Margaret was a guest con- Placeway, Stephen •20:32 Private Property •accidental property damage
June 12, 2019. ductor of the Flint Placeway; great-grandchil- Damage Accident (300 block S. in the 5000 block of Van Dyke
She was born May 21, Mastersingers and the Flint dren, Henry, John, Georgia Cedar St.) Rd. in Almont Twp.
•21:29 Assist Michigan State •assist motorist at Lake
1925, in Monroe, MI, to Methodist Church and was and Brooke; and many Police (WB I-69/ Pleasant and Imlay City roads in
Rev. Stephen T. and on the faculty of The Flint beloved nieces, nephews Graham Rd.) Attica Twp.
Charlotte Dunk. She grad- Institute of Music as a and friends. •22:18 Noise Compliant July 17
uated from Grand Blanc voice instructor from 1984 Margaret was preceded (200 block W. First St.) •property damage traffic
High School in 1944. She until 2007. in death by her husband, •Multiple traffic stops were crash at Newark and Bristol roads
made throughout the day. in Imlay Twp.
attended Hillsdale College, Margaret will be Arthur Harold Placeway; July 20 •animal complaint in the 400
earning her bachelor’s remembered for her con- sisters, Norma Gillings and •02:09 Breaking and block of Main St. in Imlay City
degree in Music Vocal ducting of many sing- Eunice Relyea; and broth- Entering (200 block W. Third St.) •vehicle off the roadway at
Performance in 1948. alongs of “Messiah” by ers, Frank and Stephen •10:07 Citizens Assist (600 Bowers and Pennell roads in
block S. Cedar St.) Imlay Twp.
While at Hillsdale, G.F. Handel at First Dunk. •11:22 Alarm (200 block E. July 19
Margaret was a regular ductors Eugene Ormandy, Presbyterian Church of In lieu of flowers, a Third St.) •animal complaint in the
soloist with the South Leopold Stokowski and Lapeer, as well as other music education scholar- •18:45 Private Property 2000 block of Bristol Rd. in
Bend, IN, Symphony, Bruno Walter. Margaret churches in Lapeer and ship fund is being estab- Damage Accident (1800 block S. Imlay Twp.
along with other musical performed with the Flint. She was a recitalist lished in Margaret’s name Cedar St.) •identity theft in the 600
•20:50 Road Hazard (100 block of Doran Rd. in Imlay Twp.
groups in Michigan and Princeton Symphony and member of the Flint with specific details to fol- block Engle St.) •assist motorist on west-
Ohio. In 1950, Margaret Orchestra when Albert St. Cecelia Society, and a low. •23:37 Medical Assist (200 bound I-69 in Attica Twp.
earned her Master’s in Einstein was a member of member of both Sigma A memorial service block W. Third St.) •assist other law enforce-
Choral Conducting and the violin section! Alpha Iota music sorority will be held on July 27 at 2 •Multiple traffic stops were ment at Newark Rd. and Cedar St.
made throughout the day. in Imlay City
Vocal Performance from Margaret taught voice at and the International PEO p.m. at the First July 21 •extortion and threats in the
Westminster Choir College Heidelberg College, OH, Sisterhood of the Lapeer Presbyterian Church of •00:15 Medial Assist (200 4000 block of Peppermill Rd. in
in Princeton, NJ. At before becoming minister Chapter DX. Lapeer, 433 N Calhoun block W. Third St.) Attica Twp.
Westminster, Margaret was of music at First She is survived by her Street. •15:30 Alarm (1900 block S. •suspicious circumstances in
a member of the presti- Presbyterian Church of daughter, Pamela Placeway Funeral arrangements Cedar St.) the 3000 block of Imlay City Rd.
•18:23 Medical Assist (400 in Attica Twp.
gious Westminster Choir– Lapeer in 1957, until her Meyer (Eric); son, Dr. made by Muir Brothers block Dan Dr.) •operating under the influ-
the resident choir with the retirement in 1984. She Scott Marshall Placeway Funeral Home - Lapeer •19:15 Road Hazard (E. ence of alcohol at I-69 and
New York Philharmonic was a member of the Flint (Darlene); grandchildren, Our family serving yours Fifth St./Bancroft St) Graham Rd. in Imlay Twp.
and the Philadelphia Symphonic Chorus, the Dr. Andrew Meyer for Generations www. •20:39 Customer Trouble •property damage traffic
(6900 block Newark Rd.) crash at westbound I-69 and S.
Orchestra. During this Carolyn Mauby Choir, the (Elizabeth), Bronwyn MuirBrothersLapeer.com •21:39 Suspicious Van Dyke Rd. in Imlay Twp.
time, she sang under con- Flint Festival Chorus as Larsen (Tim), 2nd Lt 810-664-8111 Circumstances (1800 block S. •telephone used for harass-
Cedar St.) ment in the 4000 block of Hunters
•Multiple traffic stops were Creek Rd. in Attica Twp.
~ Thomas G. Sadler, 67 ~ made throughout the day. •assist motorist at eastbound
I-69 and S. Van Dyke Rd. in
Thomas G. Sadler was Tom continued to serve nephew, Harvey Sadler; In Lapeer County: Imlay Twp.
Complaints handled by the July 20
born August 31, 1951 in his neighbors and commu- and many more nephews, Lapeer County Sheriff’s •suspicious circumstances at
Muskegon, MI and died at nity as Treasurer of the nieces and cousins. Department, in addition to traffic Bowers and Lake Pleasant roads
home on July 16, 2019. Almont Lions Club and the In lieu of flowers the stops: in Attica Twp.
He lived his entire life in Almont Township Board family requests donations July 12 •extortion and threats in the
Dryden and Almont with of Review. to The National Kidney •animal complaint in the 4000 block of Peppermill Rd. in
4000 block of Payne Rd. in Attica Attica Twp.
Diane, his loving wife of He was preceded in Foundation of Michigan at Twp. •welfare check in the 6000
47 years. death by his parents, Tom www.mkfm.org. •peace officer duties in the block of Weyer Rd. in Imlay Twp.
Tom’s first career was and Nola Sadler; his sister, A memorial service 900 block of Force Rd. in Attica •personal injury traffic crash
working alongside his Mari Sadler and brother- and celebration of Tom’s Twp. in the 2000 block of Lake Pleasant
•larceny in the 4000 block of Rd. in Attica Twp.
father, Tom, publishing the in-law, Gari Middleton. life will be held on Imlay City Rd. in Attica Twp. •alarms in the 600 block of
Almont Times / Tri-City Tom is survived by his Sunday, July 28, 2019 •assist other law enforce- N. Van Dyke Rd. in Imlay Twp.
Times. wife, Diane; brother, Tim from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the ment in the 500 block of S. Cedar •alarms in the 2000 block of
After the sale of the (Teena) Sadler; brother, Almont Lions Hall, 222 St. in Imlay City Miller Rd. in Attica Twp.
paper, Tom and Diane Ted (Amy) Sadler; aunt, Water Street, Almont, MI •animal complaint in the 100 •multiple road hazards across
block of Sixth St. in Imlay City the county
bought and operated the One constant in Tom’s Doris Turner; sister-in-law, 48003. •assault and battery in the July 21
Kommunity Kracker life was his deep and abid- Fran Revell; sister-in-law, Arrangements were 2000 block of Summers Rd. in •civil matter in the 6000
Barrel for 23 years. ing love for his wife Denise (Dana) Harper; sis- entrusted to Muir Brothers Goodland Twp. block of Webster Rd. in Imlay
The third chapter of his Diane. Ever by his side she ter-in-law, Robin (Tom) Funeral Home in Almont. •animal complaint in the Twp.
3000 block of Cross Creek in •assist motorist in the 5000
career was as a certified epitomized ‘for better or Stebbins; niece, Michele To sign the online guest- Dryden block of Main Street in Dryden
residential real estate for worse, in sickness and Sadler; nephew, Michael book please visit www. •property damage traffic •property damage traffic
appraiser. in health.’ (Shelley) Sadler; grand- MuirBrothers.com crash at eastbound I-69 and crash at Gark and Youngs roads in
Graham Rd. in Imlay Twp. Arcadia Twp.
•assist motorist at westbound •welfare check in the 2000

To share one of these obituaries with a friend or a loved one

I-69 and Lake Pleasant Rd. in block of Lake Pleasant Rd in
Attica Twp. Attica Twp.
•suspicious circumstances in •suspicious circumstances at
the 5000 block of Newark Rd. in Rider and Bristol roads in Imlay


Attica Twp. Twp.
•welfare check in the 100 •alarms in the 7000 block of
block of Elk Lake Rd. in Attica Imlay City Rd. in Imlay Twp.
Twp. •assist motorist at eastbound

July 13 I-69 and Graham Rd. in Imlay
•property damage traffic Twp.
crash in the 900 block of Van •ORV complaints in the 2000
Dyke Rd. in Imlay City block of Bowman Rd. in Imlay
•suspicious circumstances in Twp.
the 4000 block of Spencer St. in •welfare check at eastbound
Arcadia Twp. I-69 and Lake Pleasant Rd. in
•suspicious circumstances in Attica Twp.
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Rural Lifestyles

Learn about ag at Commodity Carnival

4-H, CME Group team up for special event at Fair on Friday
IMLAY CITY — animal and selling it at educate the next generation Sirangelo.
Once again, 4-H and CME market, highlighting the of farmers, ranchers and “The focus and purpose
Group are partnering to risks farmers face in bring- business leaders about of the Commodity Carnival
bring their Commodity ing food to market. the role of risk manage- is to bolster our collective
Carnival experience to the “Agriculture has been a ment in production agricul- efforts to increase agricul-
Eastern Michigan State vital part of CME Group’s ture.” tural literacy and highlight
Fair this week. business for more than 170 This is the seventh year the important role of agri-
Guests can check out years,” said Tim Andriesen, 4-H and CME Group has culture commodities.
this event for youth on CME Group Managing collaborated on the pro- Students get to take part in

Website photo
Friday, July 26, on the fair Director of Agricultural gram that will be show- an interactive, hands-on
grounds. Products. cased at 120 fairs across experience that allows
The Carnival “Working with National nine states. them to learn-by-doing.”
Commodity game aims to 4-H Council, we’ve “We are so pleased to Participants can stay Kids and teens are invited to check out the
build greater literacy in reached over 400,000 continue our partnership engaged even after the Commodity Carnival event at the Eastern
agricultural science and youth across the country with CME Group and help Carnival Commodity expe- Michigan State Fair this Friday.
economics at state and with the Commodity prepare today’s youth with rience through a compan-
county fairs. The interac- Carnival experience in the skills they need to be suc- ion mobile app called Risk marketplace and 4-H is the about the Commodity
tive learning activity will last six years. We look for- cessful in the future,” said Ranch. nation’s largest youth Carnival, visit https://www.
guide youth through the ward to supporting the pro- National 4-H Council CME  Group is the development organization. c m e g r o u p . c o m /
process of raising a beef gram again this year to President and CEO Jennifer world’s leading derivatives For more information education/4-h.html

Increased risk for encephalitis in horses in 2019

TRI-CITY AREA — by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes Eastern equine enceph-
The Michigan Department carrying WNV have alitis and WNV are report-
of Agriculture & Rural already been detected in able diseases to MDARD.
Development (MDARD) Michigan and while mos- If you suspect your horse
is warning horse owners quitoes are not typically has EEE or WNV, contact
that due to excessive rain- tested for EEE, cases are your veterinarian.
fall this spring and sum- seen each year, especially For more information
mer, there are heightened in southwestern Michigan on EEE and WNV, visit
concerns about eastern and the Upper Peninsula. Equine Disease
equine encephalitis (EEE) Both diseases cause neuro- Communication Center’s
activity this year. logic issues, and EEE is Disease Information at
Additionally, disease particularly concerning, as http://www.equinedisea-
trends have shown that in horses with the disease secc.org/disease-informa-
Michigan, equine out- have a low chance of sur- tion.
breaks of EEE can occur vival. The most commonly This article, written by
every nine to 10 years. The reported signs of EEE and Taylor Fabus, was pub-
last outbreak in 2010 WNV are incoordination, lished by Michigan State
involved 56 confirmed inability to rise, lethargy, University Extension. For
cases. seizures or tremors. more information, visit
It’s not too late to vac- In addition to vaccina- http://www.msue.msu.edu.
cinate. MDARD urges tion, horse owners should To have a digest of infor-
horse owners to work with protect their horses against mation delivered straight to
their veterinarian to safe- mosquitoes by applying your email inbox, visit

MDARD image
guard their horses from repellent, eliminating http://www.msue.msu.edu/
EEE and West Nile virus standing water and bring- newsletters. To contact an
(WNV). ing horses indoors from expert in your area, visit
Both diseases are com- early evening until after http://expert.msue.msu.
monly seen from summer sunrise when mosquitoes edu, or call 888-MSUE4MI The last outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis in 2010 involved 56
to late fall and are spread are most prevalent. (888-678-3464). confirmed cases of the disease.

Michigan farmers planted

fewer soybeans in 2019
TRI-CITY AREA — Michigan, up 8 percent planted area for 2019 is
Planting in Michigan pro- from 2018. Harvested acres estimated at 45.6 million
gressed very slowly during of winter wheat for grain acres, down 5 percent from
April and May due to are anticipated to be 2018. This represents the
excessive precipitation. By 490,000 acres, up 20,000 lowest all wheat planted
June 3, planting was well acres from a year ago. area on record since records
behind last year and the U.S. corn planted area began in 1919. The 2019
5-year average for all for all purposes in 2019 is winter wheat planted area,
crops. estimated at 91.7 million at 31.8 million acres, is
According to Marlo acres, up 3 percent from down 2 percent from last
Johnson, Director, USDA last year. Compared with year but up 1 percent from
NASS, Great Lakes last year, planted acres are the previous estimate. Of
Regional Office, Michigan up or unchanged in 40 of this total, about 22.7 mil-
corn growers planted 2.30 the 48 estimating States. lion acres are Hard Red
million acres, the same as Area harvested for grain, at Winter, 5.54 million acres
last year and down 50,000 83.6 million acres, is up 2 are Soft Red Winter, and
acres from the March percent from last year. 3.55 million acres are
Intentions report. Harvested U.S. soybean planted White Winter. Area planted
acres of corn for grain were area for 2019 is estimated to other spring wheat for
set at 1.95 million acres. at 80.0 million acres, down 2019 is estimated at 12.4
Michigan soybean 10 percent from last year. million acres, down 6 per-
growers planted 2.10 mil- This represents the lowest cent from 2018. Of this
lion acres, down 200,000 soybean planted acreage in total, about 12.0 million
acres from last year. the United States since acres are Hard Red Spring
Growers expect to harvest 2013. Compared with last wheat. Durum planted area
2.09 million acres of soy- year, planted acreage is for 2019 is estimated at
beans in 2019. down in all 29 estimating 1.40 million acres, down 32
Winter wheat growers States. percent from the previous
planted 550,000 acres in U.S. winter wheat year.

Almont farm is MAEAP verified

ALMONT TWP. — The Michigan Department
of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD)
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance
Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 50 farms for imple-
Wise Shoppers menting appropriate pollution prevention practices.
The program assists farmers to comply with state and

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Shoppers who know a bargain
federal environmental regulations and with Right to
Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by
local Conservation Districts.
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Classifieds. In the Classifieds, Farms, Inc. of Almont which is now a verified farm in
you can track down deals on
everything from out-of-town
the Cropping System program.
excursions to ottomans. It’s easy To become MAEAP verified, farmers must com-
to place an ad or find the items plete three comprehensive steps which include attend-
you want, and it’s used by hun- ing an educational seminar, conducting a thorough
dreds of area shoppers every day. on-farm risk assessment, and developing and imple-
Go with your instincts and menting an action plan addressing potential environ-
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810-724-2615 For more information, visit the MAEAP website
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at http://www.maeap.org or contact Joe Kelpinski,
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Area players in All-Star clashes

Orlowski sees action for Red team
in Division 2 All-Star game at CMU
By Kevin Kissane Kayla Fessenden Hayley Arsenault
Tri-City Times Sports Editor (Muskegon Oakridge), (Allendale), Courtney Ture
Gabrielle Maday (Detroit (Trenton), Sydnee Liedel
IMLAY CITY — Country Day), Jessica (Chelsea), Reese Ruhlman
Imlay City’s Emily Garmen (Detroit Country (North Branch), Emma
Orlowski competed for the Day), Halle Jennings Cerroni (Flat Rock), Jenna
Red squad in an 8-1 setback (Muskegon Oakridge), Lily Core (Spring Lake), Taylor
to the White team last Beyer (Freeland), Payton Altergott (Niles), Arianna
Wednesday morning at the Smith (Clio), Isabella Phillips (Petoskey), Sydney
Michigan Softball Coaches Farranti (Richmond), Cam Motylinski (Ida), Peighton
Association Division 2 All- Coonan (Freeland), Root (Chelsea), Molly
Star Game. McKenna Friedt (Powers Poole (Spring Lake),
Photo provided

Central Michigan Catholic), Monica Meger Madeleine Vasquez

University’s Margo Jonker (Tecumseh), Jordan Delisle (Chelsea), Leah Vaughan
Stadium, in Mount Pleasant, (Swan Valley), Lexi (Spring Lake), Maeson
is where the matchup took Chaillier (Escanaba), Aleah Schlaud (North Branch),
Capac’s Aubree Smith (middle far left) suited up for the White team in place. Hibbard (Ogemaw Ashley Pion (Edwardsburg),
the Division 3 All-Star game. Orlowski was held hit- Heights), Emily Coulter Nikki Szost (Sparta) and
less in her two plate appear- (Frankenmuth) and Ashlyn Isabelle Easton (Flint

Smith gets hit, catch for White team ances.

She also played six
innings in the field. It was
Dantzer (Ogemaw Heights)
appeared on the Red squad’s
roster as well. They were
Kearsley) represented the
White team. They were
directed to the win by

in Division 3 All-Star clash at Central there she saw action as a

leftfielder, centerfielder and
a rightfielder.
coached by Mike Beyer
(Freeland) and Joe Coletta
(Muskegon Oakridge).
coaches Bill Core (Spring
Lake) and Alyssa Welling
(North Branch).
By Kevin Kissane McKenna Schmidt (Sanford Meridian),
Tri-City Times Sports Editor (Dundee), Madison Sydney Bishop
Rosenow (Boyne City), (Millington), Baleigh Hill
CAPAC — Capac’s Taylor Trudeau (Sanford Meridian),
Aubree Smith suited up for (Gladstone), Mickala Charleigh Birchmeier
the White team in an 18-0 Signor (Quincy), Shay (New Lothrop), Payton
loss to the Red squad at the Sullivan (Standish Hernandez (Clinton), Greta
Michigan Softball Coaches Sterling), Peyton Drew Lesperance (Byron), Laura
Division 3 All-Star Game (Negaunee), Madeline Teunion-Smith (Adrian
last Wednesday morning. Yanoski (Pinconning), Madison), Mya Hall
Margo Jonker Stadium, Sydney Heiroux (Sanford Meridian), Rilee
on the campus of Central (Gladstone), Erica Barta Szczesniak (Clinton),
Michigan University in (Chesaning), Hannah Hannah Solomon
Mount Pleasant, is where Tackett (Dundee) and (Charlevoix), Janelle
the game was contested. Elizabeth O’Hotzke Krueger (Kent City), Leah
Smith went one for two Manchester) joined Smith Denome (Millington), and
at the plate for the White on the White team. They Jaidyn Bigelow (Hillsdale)
Photo by provided

team, collecting a single were coached by Fred helped the Red squad pre-
and striking out once. Yanoski (Pinconning) and vail. They were directed to
She also contributed Rich Sullivan (Standish the favorable outcome by
one catch from her position Sterling). coaches Greg Hudie
in rightfield to the White Gabrielle Sherman (Millingon) and Jamie Imlay City’s Emily Orlowski (fifth from left in back row) competed for the
team’s cause. (Millington), Peyton Grice Smith (Sanford Meridian). Red team in the Division 2 All-Star game at CMU.

Murphy named Imlay City 8U is

Capac Athletic second in Capac
By Kevin Kissane
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City 8U base-
CAPAC - Capac Community ball team claimed a second-place finish at the
Schools announced Ryan Murphy Capac All-Star Tournament this past weekend.
as its new athletic director recently. Imlay City opened tournament action Friday
Photo provided

He assumes the job from Rich with a 23-22 loss to Almont.

Cross, who stepped down from the Saturday’s play saw Imlay City post a 28-22
post at the completion of the 2018- win against Emmett and secure a 17-1 victory
19 school year. Almont won the 12U title at the Capac All-Star Tournament. They over Capac.
“I am extremely proud to serve are front (L to R) Matthew Bacholzky, Dalton Oliphant, Bain The following day Imlay City registered an
as the athletic director of Capac Abitheira, Eli McConnell and Tim Miller; and back coach Brandon 11-1 triumph against Kimball.
Community Schools,” Murphy Gable, John Bismack, Owen Rayl, Austin Swain, Nolan Maxlow, That placed Imlay City in the title game
said. “My own education journey Dylan Taylor and coach Dan Swain. where Sandusky provided their opposition.
started in Port Huron schools,” he Their battle wrapped up with Sandusky ahead
noted. 8-7.
“I graduated Port
Huron High School
before attending
Saginaw Valley
Almont captures a 12U tourney title Imlay City page 21

State University By Kevin Kissane

where I was on the Tri-City Times Sports Editor
football team and
majored in educa- ALMONT — The Almont 12U
Murphy tion. I went on to baseball squad took first place at the
earn my Masters in Capac All-Star Tournament this past
Educational Leadership from weekend.
SVSU.” Almont got their tournament stint
He has spent the last 10 years underway Saturday with an 11-3 win
in the Port Huron Area teaching against Greenwood.
and coaching football. Later that day, Almont picked up a
“I enjoy working with students 6-5 victory over Brown City.
and the athletic area allows me to Almont then followed it up Sunday
interact with them in a very posi- with a 17-5 triumph against Imlay City.
tive way,” Murphy stated. “It is my They then met Armada in the title
game next. The contest drew to a close
Photo by Kevin Kissane

goal each day to provide life skills

Photo by Kevin Kissane

and great experiences to our stu- with Almont up by a 10-7 count.

dents,” he noted. Matthew Bacholzky, Dalton
“I am excited to make a posi- Oliphant, Bain Abitheira, Eli
tive impact on the lives of students, McConnell, Tim Miller, John Bismack,
parents and the faculty of the Owen Rayl, Austin Swain, Nolan
Capac community. I look forward Almont’s Dalton Oliphant Maxlow and Dylan Taylor helped Imlay City’s Nolan Siegler throws the ball
to seeing you in the halls and at our delivers a pitch to home plate Almont secure a number one finish. to the infield as teammate Landon
athletic contests and encourage you at the Capac All-Star They were directed to the title by coach- Nadrowski looks on at the Capac All-Star
all to come and support our teams.” Tournament. es Brandon Gable and Dan Swain. Tournament last week.
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Dryden ends Stine leads Diamond

Jaxx to success
summer hoops
By Kevin Kissane
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
spot in Silver Division
action which began on
Saturday, July 13.
ALMONT — The Detroit Diamond Jaxx
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Detroit Diamond Jaxx 16U began bracket play with an
DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity baseball team, which lists 8-4 victory over Michigan
boys’ basketball team completed their Almont’s Reis Stine on its Young Guns.
summer program with three days of roster, took third out of 20 Stine threw the first two
play at the Gaylord Team Camp Silver Division squads at innings of the contest. He
recently. the Buckeye Elite allowed two hits, struck out
“It went very well,” Dryden Tournament recently. three and walked three
Coach John DelCampo said. “We Play was contested July along the way.
really improved in all areas of the 11-14 in Columbus, Ohio. Detroit Diamond Jaxx

Photo provided
game,” he emphasized. The team got their tour- would prevail two more
This was the third time in five nament run underway times before the day was
years that Dryden has headed north to Thursday, July 11 with an over with, registering a 7-4
Gaylord. 8-7 win against North triumph against Columbus
The Dryden varsity basketball team poses for a photo at team Columbus Comets. Cobras and posting a 14-7
“We really like the way it is run,” camp.
DelCampo stated. “We play a lot of With the score tied at win over Columbus
basketball but we also have some seven runs apiece, Stine led Sharks. Those results
be a senior next year. agreed. said Jack Kaplan, who will be a junior off the seventh inning with
down time to recover and enjoy the placed Detroit Diamond
“We really have to work hard next season after receiving All-State a double. He would go on
area,” he noted. Jaxx in the Silver Division
against the teams we play in the sum- accolades as a sophomore. “He from there to score, giving
There were nine games over the semifinals where Locos
mer,” Hudson said. “It was great to focused on improving our offensive his team a dramatic win.
three-day camp and Dryden went 4-5. Express provided the oppo-
beat a couple Class B schools,” he moves and we learned a lot from Detroit Diamond Jaxx
The competition was against mostly sition.
noted. him.” he noted. would go 0-2 the next day.
Class A, B and C teams. And that When the final scores
Dryden also competed in the Next season can’t come soon It was there Detroit
was by design. were added up, Locos
Cage Sports Summer League, at the enough for Dryden. Diamond Jaxx dropped a
“We always want to play against Express (the eventual
Sandusky Shootout and at the Dryden “This is a very dedicated group 6-4 verdict to defending
the top competition whether it it’s bracket champions)
Alumni scrimmages. They also held that wants to get better,” DelCampo tournament champion
summer or our league or non-league advanced with a 4-3 victo-
the Cramer Basketball Clinic at commented. “We were successful Dayton Classics, then
schedule,” DelCampo observed. “We ry.
Dryden featuring Steve Cramer, who last season and are looking to improve absorbed a 6-5 loss to Under
feel that is the best way to improve,” Stine concluded the
has played professional and college on that,” he stated. Armour Force from Ohio.
he added. tournament with six singles
basketball. Dryden finished last season as Those outcomes landed
Captain Ronny Hudson, who will and three doubles to his
“The Cramer camp was great,” owners of a 15-7 overall mark. Detroit Diamond Jaxx a credit.

Macomb Shock garners 16U title

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Photo by Studio E Photography

CAPAC — The Macomb Shock 16U softball team,
which lists Capac’s Alyssa Orlando and Fay Abdelnour on its
roster, earned a first-place finish at the 22nd Annual Grand
Blanc Attack Tournament recently.
The team began tournament action Saturday, July 13 with
a 13-2 win against Northville Broncos.
They then dropped an 8-0 verdict to Moran Iron Works
Vulcans and notched a 13-4 victory over Clio Mayhem, con- The Imlay City 10U baseball team took second
cluding the day as owners of a 2-1 mark. in the Capac Tourney. They are back (L to R)
Macomb Shock followed it up the next day with a 9-6 Edgar Ramos, Brady Homer, Jovani Pena,
triumph against Moran Iron Works Vulcans and a 7-1 win Vinnie Guerin, Lincoln Goward, Kaden Stoldt
over Diamonds White, assuring themselves of a number one and Nick Schroeder; and front Griffin Wetzel,
showing. Brett Lestage, Preston Ramirez, Trystan
Photo provided

Kayla Despic, Sabrina Despic, Emma Szymczak, Whiting and Trace Dennis. Coaches are AJ
Cameryn Smith, Samantha Rozak, Eliza Davis, Annabelle Wetzel, Dave Whiting, Steve Lestage and
Whittle, Madison Pare and Shannon Mosesso joined Orlando Jeremy Homer.
Capac’s Alyssa Olando (L) and Fay and Abdelnour on Attack 16U’s championship squad. They

Imlay City 10U brings

Abdelnour (R) helped the Macomb Shock were directed to their top finish by coaches Jason Pare,
16U softball team place first. Ronnie Whittle and Steve Lorway.

Attack 16U captures a first place home second place

By Kevin Kissane Lightning. By Kevin Kissane Edgar Ramos, Brady
Tri-City Times Sports Editor They then squared Tri-City Times Sports Editor Homer, Jovani Pena, Vinnie
off versus Michigan Guerin, Lincoln Goward,
TRI-CITY AREA — Hawks for tournament IMLAY CITY — The Kaden Stoldt and Nick
The Attack 16U softball honors next. Imlay City 10U baseball Schroeder; Griffin Wetzel,
team won the Fenton When the final team pulled up second at Brett Lestage, Preston
Summer Slam Review scores were tallied, the Capac All-Star Ramirez, Trystan Whiting
Tournament this past week- Attack’s 16U softball Tournament this past week- and Trace Dennis made
end. team left their field end. Imlay City’s second-place
The team opened tour- ahead by an 8-0 score- The team began their finish possible. They are
nament action Saturday board count. tournament path Friday coached by AJ Wetzel,
with an 11-1 win against Abigail Thibodeau with a 15-9 win against Dave Whiting, Steve
Photo provided

Lapeer Lightning. (Imlay City), Sarah Capac. Lestage and Jeremy Homer.
Later that day, they Hall (Almont), Seaana Saturday saw Imlay
improved to 2-0 with a 10-0 Caudillo (Imlay City), City notch a 9-5 victory
over Sandusky and register
victory over Michigan
Emma Sellers (Imlay Attack 16U won a tourney in Fenton. They are front
City), Meriah Mason (L to R) Amy Ludescher, Seaana Caudillo, Abigail a 7-5 triumph against Call or send us
L’Anse Creuse.
Those outcomes landed
them the top seed entering
(Capac), Grace Johnson Thibodeau, Sarah Hall, Kieryn McLean and Emma
(Almont), Grace Sellers; and back coach John Hall, Meriah Mason, Imlay City then with your sports
dropped a 6-4 verdict
Sunday’s bracket play.
It was there Attack
Schriber (Imlay City), Grace Johnson, Grace Schriber, Kayla Rossen,
Kayla Rossen (Imlay Emily Ludescher plus assistant coaches Erik Sunday to Kimball. announcements...
Those outcomes landed
16U’s softball team regis- City), Emily Ludescher Johnson and Abigail Johnson.
tered an 8-0 quarterfinal tri- (North Branch), Kieryn Imlay City in the title clash
umph against Romeo McLean (Armada) and ish possible. They were assistant coaches Erik versus Armada. That battle
Renegades and a 5-2 semi- Amy Ludescher (North directed to the title by Johnson and Abigail drew to a close with kkissane@pageone-inc.com
final win over Lapeer Branch) made their top fin- coach John Hall along with Johnson. Armada up by a 7-5 count.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Photo provioded

The Imlay City 10U softball team placed first at their tournament. They
are front (L to R) Aryana Atkinson, Natalie Locher, Abbie VanDenBerg, Imlay City’s 8U team took second at a tourney it hosted. They are (L to
Karrah Behrick and Grace Sample; and back coach Jaleesa Distelrath, R) Sophia Brower, Avery Collins, Haidyn Maier, Natyli Spaniolo, Kaycey
Amelia Fileccia, Cadence Chirikes, Montanna Eads, coach Jamie Bruyere, Siegler, Addison Ramirez, Addison Brown, Madeline Wyckstandt,
Alexis Bruyere, Savannah Douglas and Natalie Thompson. Allison Emerson Hassenflug, Brooke Walls, Jordyn Chandler and Roslyn
Shafer is not pictured. Bruman.
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Imlay City 15U team nets a second

By Kevin Kissane Later that day, Imlay Veronica Johnson, Gabby
Tri-City Times Sports Editor City obtained a 20-5 victo- Cremeans, Olivia
ry over Armada and regis- Livingston, Reese Schmidt,
IMLAY CITY — The tered a 20-1 triumph against Reina Vincent, Tiffany
Imlay City 15U softball Washington Township. Guerrero, Hailie Rzeszut,
squad collected a second- Imlay City followed it Hope Schriber, Aalyiah
place finish at the Capac up Sunday with a 5-1 win Guerrero and Natasha
All-Star Tournament this over Capac and a 4-0 loss Cremeans made Imlay
past weekend. to Sandusky, leaving them- City’s second possible.
The tean started things selves with a second-place They were coached by
off Saturday with an 8-0 finish. Brian Hassenflug and Jason
win against North Branch. Grace Conklin, Schmidt.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

The Imlay City 14U baseball team won the Capac All-Star Tournament.
The championship squad includes Beau Hund, Aden Guerrero, Xander
Nolin, Lance Wolford, Scott McAvoy, Tavin Hill, Brandon Monville, Tyler
Pries, Zach Edson, Ben Muehleisen and Quintin Ramirez.

Imlay City garners 14U top finish

Photo by Kevin Kissane

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Imlay City 14U baseball
team obtained a first at the The Imlay City 15U softball squad took second at the Capac Tourney.
Capac All-Star They are front Grace Conklin, Veronica Johnson, Gabby Cremeans,
Tournament this past Olivia Livingston and Reese Schmidt; middle coach Brian Hassenflug,
weekend. Reina Vincent, Tiffany Guerrero, Hailie Rzeszut, Hope Schriber, Aalyiah
Imlay City began tour- Guerrero, Natasha Cremeans and coach Jason Schmidt.
nament action Friday with
a 12-0 win against Capac.

Capac 10U softball nabs second

Saturday’s action saw
Imlay City drop a 10-4
verdict to Sandusky.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Imlay City then fell

8-2 Sunday to Almont. By Kevin Kissane Saturday Capac tied Brooke Schoen, Aubrey
Those outcomes Tri-City Times Sports Editor Sandusky at three runs each Weirmier, Karina Ramirez,
placed Imlay City in the and handed Brown City a Maddyn Allen, Hunter
championship collision CAPAC — The Capac 15-6 setback. Aguinaga, Jeneveve Lewis,
where Almont provided Imlay City’s Xander Nolin stretches for a throw 10U softball team obtained a That left them holding a Ava Thorner, Emilie
their opposition. as Almont’s Ayden Ferqueron runs to first base second-place finish at the 2-0-1 mark entering Roberson, Gabby Tice and
When the final scores in a game at the Capac Tournament. Capac All-Star Tournament Sunday’s action. Lilianna Uribe-Arce made
were added up, Imlay City this past weekend. It was there the team Capac’s second-place finish
had prevailed via a 12-3 Lance Wolford, Scott Muehleisen and Quintin The team started things closed out their tournament possible. They were
count. McAvoy, Tavin Hill, Ramirez helped make off Friday with a 4-2 win run with a 6-1 loss to North coached by Mario Ramirez,
Beau Hund, Aden Brandobn Monville, Tyler Imlay City’s top finish against Imlay City. Branch. Jeremy Tice and Chris Allen.
Guerrero, Xander Nolin, Pries, Zach Edson, Ben possible.

Almont 14U captures second place

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Almont 14U baseball
team wound up second at
the Capac All-Star
Tournament this past
The team began tour-
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Photo by Kevin Kissane

nament action Saturday

with a 9-4 loss to
Later that day,
Almont bounced back
with a 16-0 win against The Almont 14U baseball team took second at Brook Schoen, Aubrey Weirmier, Karina Ramirez, Maddyn Allen, Hunter
Capac. the Capac All-Star Tourney. They are front (L to Aguinaga, Jeneveve Lewis, Ava Thorner, Emilie Roberson, Gabby Tice
Sunday’s action saw R) Cole Ward, Ryan Harrington, Lucas Mantini, and Lilianna Uribe-Arce helped Capac’s 10U softball team place second
Almont go to 2-1 with a Dallas Stanton and Caden Nascivera; and back at an All-Star tournament it hosted.
8-2 victory over Imlay Cole Walton, Ben Payne, Blake Davedowski,

Bring Three
City. Connor Nascivera, Ayden Ferqueron, Clay
They then faced Imlay Roszczewski and Thomas Dyer. They were
City again for the title. coached by Steve Lloyd and Mike Mantini.
That clash concluded with
Imlay City ahead 12-3. Walton, Ben Payne, Blake made up Almont’s sec-

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Cole Ward, Ryan Davedowski, Connor ond-place team. They
Harrington, Lucas Nascivera, Ayden were directed to that
Mantini, Dallas Stanton, Ferqueron, Clay showing by coaches Steve
Caden Nascivera, Cole Roszczewsi and Thomas Lloyd and Mike Mantini.

Imlay City: Team captures a second

from page 19

Brock Hill, Kash Priehs, Reese Cetanaro, place showing by head

Alessandrini, Lucas Cash Young and Henry coach Chris Nadrowski
Hunter, Nolan Siegler, Schmidt comprised Imlay along with Brian Beebe,
Landon Nadrowski, Tristan City’s roster. They were Jason Schmidt, Rick
Detwiler, Noah Beebe, Ben guided to their second- Hunter and Mark Detwiler.

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Nolan Siegler, Landon Nadrowski, Tristan Detwiler, Noah Beebe, Ben
Priehs, Reese Catenaro, Cash Young and Henry Schmidt and coaches
Brian Beebe, Jason Schmidt, Rick Hunter and Mark Detwiler pose for a
photo after taking second at the Capac All-Star Tournament.
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260 per mo.
for 24 mos.
For current A/Z plan lessees.
191 per mo.
for 24 mos.
For current A/Z plan lessees.
206 per mo.
for 36 mos.
For current A/Z plan lessees.
STK#90245T BUY FOR 0% APR for 60 Months
BUY FOR 0% APR for 60 Months
BUY FOR 0% APR for 60 Months STK#90239T with $1500 Bonus Cash + $2000 Conquest Cash
with $1500 Bonus Cash + $2000 Conquest Cash
with $1000 Conquest Cash + $1000 Ford Credit Bonus Cash
+ $1000 Ford Credit Bonus Cash

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750 Rebate For College Grads! SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS!

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1788 S. Cedar St • Imlay City #1 VOLUME FORD STORE

*A/Z Plan Returning Lessee offer. Taxes & fees extra. $0 due at signing. Based on 10,500 miles per year. With Ford Motor Credit Approval. Pictures may not represent actual vehicle. See Dealer for complete details.

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