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Tri-City Times Wednesday, November 7, 2018




144th Volume - Issue No. 45

On a mission
Ed Tech students, staff do 22 push-ups for 22 days
as way of remembering veterans lost to suicide
By Maria Brown every day in the United States—22—when Mission
22 was first founded.

Results ATTICA TWP. — For a period of 22

school days this fall, when the clock strikes
1 p.m., students and staff at the Lapeer
According to the
Department of Veterans
Affairs, that number has for-
For election results visit . . . County Ed Tech Center simultaneously tunately dropped slightly. In pause from their work to put in a quick 22 2016, the most current year
push-ups. the VA is able to publish
Photo by Maria Brown

This isn’t some mini exercise challenge. complete data, the average
Participants do the calisthenics as a way of number of veteran suicides
remembering and honoring veterans and vet- was 20 per day.
eran families impacted by suicide. “Mr. Najor came to us and suggested
Headed up by the school’s National this was a project we might want to do to
Students and staff, doing both traditional Technical Honors Society, students and staff start out the school year,” said NTHS
and modified push-ups, have lined the Ed are raising funds for Mission 22, an organi- President Nathan Russell, referring to Tony
Tech hallways in the 22 days leading up to zation dedicated to the prevention of veteran Najor, Ed Tech’s assistant principal.
Veteran’s Day to raise awareness and funds suicide. The non-profit’s name represents the
for veteran suicide prevention. average number of veterans lost to suicide Mission page 14

They will rock! Where have our

teachers gone?
Almont Drama Club
preps for musical play,
...see page 16

Fewer men, women view teaching as a viable career

By Tom Wearing greater number of male reviews from students, role models in their teachers, administrators,
schools and classrooms. and the Watch DOGS
TRI-CITY AREA — Watch DOGS can themselves.
In recent weeks the Tri- include fathers, stepdads, Fewer male teachers
City Times has featured grandfathers and uncles While the programs File photo
articles about the newly- willing to devote at least seem to be accomplishing
implemented Watch DOGS one day per year at the stu- their goal of increasing a Almont High School teacher Mark Sonowski is
programs at elementary dent’s school. male presence inside among a select group of men who find teach-
schools in Imlay City and The “Dads of Great schools, they do not ing young people to be a rewarding career.
Almont featuring male role Students” programs at address the absence of
Rates rise models.
The articles focused on
the rewards of providing
Imlay City’s Borland
Elementary and Almont’s
Orchard Primary are
male teachers in our
To better understand
ing the profession,
Superintendents Dr. Stu
Cameron of Imlay City
Almont offered some
observations based on their
Water rates at Vlasic
plant rise in Imlay City, young children with a receiving outstanding why fewer men are enter- and Dr. William Kalmar of Teachers page 14
...see page 3

Big DOGS keep watch

at Almont elementary
Dads, other male role models to ensure that young chil-
dren have access to posi-
are making presence known tive male role models
while in the school envi-
By Tom Wearing gram that encourage
Photo provided

It has been proved that

fathers and father-figures
Playoff hopes end the presence of Watch
to spend time with their DOGS in schools provides
ALMONT — children while they are at school staff an extra set of
Almont Raiders lose Volunteer Jason Bernal demonstrates that his Almont’s Orchard Primary school. ears and eyes, thus enhanc-
to Frankenmuth, role as a Watch DOGS volunteer can also School has joined the Founded in 1998, ing security, reducing inci-
include spending time with the kids on the ranks of schools across the Watch DOGS (Dads Of
...see page 17 playground. U.S. implementing a pro- Great Students) is designed Big DOGS page 14

Historic schoolhouse on way to new home
Flansburgh School a step closer ing like this fixed and made
ONLINE to permanent location
whole again,” Brad said.
The plan is to put a 48
inch tall foundation under-
By Maria Brown location at Shaw and Wheeling roads to the neath the old school.
township hall on M-53. “This has all been done
GOODLAND TWP. “Now we can decide by donations. We haven’t
— The former Flansburgh what we’ll do with the spent a bit of general funds
FACEBOOK School is one step closer to school but keep it as origi- monies,” Cischke said.
In late 2016, Goodland
its new and likely final nal as we can,” Cischke
home. said. received a $67,000 grant Last week Monday the from the Michigan Natural
Photo by Maria Brown

In September 2017, the

Resources Trust Fund to
/Tricitytimes/ one-room schoolhouse was
moved from its temporary
Save the School committee
reached their $15,000 fund- purchase property for a
spot in the township’s park- raising goal to move the future park.
ing lot to a new location, historic building. Advocates Once that transaction
immediately south of the hope to restore the building was complete and the town-
The Tri-City Times Once it’s restored, the township hopes to use
library. and use it to house the ship’s property line was
is printed on the former one-room school to house its
recycled paper Supervisor Ron township’s archives and expanded to the south, the
archives and existing one-room school house school could be moved to
Cischke said the township one-room schoolhouse dis-
display. its permanent home.
was waiting to finalize a play. There’s a possibility
property purchase for a the school can be rented out times. Brad said the short The Cummings, who Cischke said that the
new park before position- for family gatherings and move across the parking lot move buildings for a living, township will host a ribbon
ing the schoolhouse. meetings. went smoothly. said it’s been a pleasure to cutting ceremony to com-
Last fall the building, Brad Cummings and “It got tested when we work on this particular memorate their recent facil-
constructed in 1869, was his son, Shayne, oversaw took it down the road last project. ity expansions at a later
moved from its original the moving processes both year,” Brad said. “It’s nice to see a build- date.

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reminding residents to At least two residents filled with drug contra- or for important informa-
Bring Your Friends Out to . . . be especially vigilant were targets of a scam band. They threatened to tion, like bank account
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theirs was in trouble—
either in the hospital or in
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early morning hours of pected they include
November 5. cocaine and methamphet-
Chief Shawn Peters amine.
reports that Officer Adam The man was arrested
Chesnutt stopped a vehi- for driving while under
cle at Dryden and Havens the influence of drugs and
roads around 1:30 a.m. for lodged in the Lapeer
speeding. Chesnutt found County Jail.
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City hikes water rates for Vlasic pickle plant

Commission approves a 20% rate
increase on water, 9% for sewers
By Tom Wearing wastewater facility. Commissioners had
earlier approved a two-
IMLAY CITY — City year, 9% water and sewer
commissioners voted rate increase for residen-
unanimously last Tuesday, tial water users.
Oct. 30, to raise water rates The increase to resi-
at the Vlasic Foods plant dential users translates to
on S. Blacks Corners Rd. an additional cost of $3.20
The approved 20% per quarter (every three
increase comes on the months) for usage of up to
heels of an across-the- 10,000 gallons.
board rate hike passed Once the change takes
effect, the current quarter-
ly minimum water/sewer
"Vlasic officials rate for residents will
now have increase from $35.60 per
quarter to $38.80.
a better under- Vlasic’s rates will
increase $7.12 for water
standing of how usage of up to 10,000 gal-
the rates are lons and rise to $7.87 on
usage of more than
calculated." 500,000 gallons.
The approved 20%
--Tom Youatt water rate increase for
Imlay City Vlasic will be for a period
of one year and run from
Manager Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept.

Photo by Tom Wearing

30, 2019.
along to all Great Lakes Two weeks ago, Vlasic
Water Authority (GLWA) officials urged the com-
customers. mission to table the
The rate hike was rec- increase until they had
ommended to the board more time to review infor- A 20 percent water rate hike at the Vlasic pickle plant on Blacks Corners Road was approved by
last month by representa- mation and consider their city commissioners last week.
tives from Stantec, the options.
city’s utility consultant. City Manager Tom August, which are the is to work together to find filling the tank more are calculated.
The commission also Youatt said Vlasic’s best months GLWA uses to cal- ways to reduce water quickly to accommodate “Vlasic is a major
approved a 9% sewer rate option is to reduce its culate its peak-hour limits. usage during those peak peak hour use. employer and an important
increase to Vlasic because water consumption during “The problem is less hours.” “Overall, I think dis- asset to our community,”
it operates its own on-site the months of June- about the volume of water Youatt said one option cussions are going well,” Youatt continued. “But the
Pinnacle (Vlasic) is using, could be for Vlasic to he said. “Vlasic officials city has no option but to

Commissioners than when they are using

it,” Youatt said. “The goal
install a larger pump at the
plant’s water tower; thus
now have a better under-
standing of how the rates
pass these increases

ban smoking
at parks in WE LISTENED TO YOU...
St. Clair County
By Maria Brown any other kind of oral tobacco, vaping devices
and e-cigarettes.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY The St. Clair County
— Smoking at county Smoke Free Team wrote a
parks will soon be be a letter in support of the
thing of the past. County change.
commissioners acted on a “Even in outdoor envi-
recommendation from the ronments, second-hand
Parks and Recreation smoke can cause breathing
Commission to change difficulties for children and
park rules and forbid visi- people with asthma and
tors from lighting up or other health conditions.
using any tobacco products Additionally, discarded COUPON
while on park property dur- cigarette butts and other
ing an October 4 commit-
tee meeting and were slated
tobacco litter is a health
hazard for both young chil- CLASSIC BLOCKBUSTER BREAKFAST
3 99
to take a final vote on the dren who pick things up
matter this month.
Mark Brochu, the
and put them in their
mouth, and for wildlife,”
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county’s Parks and Jennifer Michalek, co-chair Bacon - Sausage - Toast
Recreation Director, wrote of the team wrote.
in a memo to commission-
ers that the use of some
“We are very fortunate
in St. Clair County to have
signage, asking visitors to access to beautiful public Valid at Imlay City Location Only...1 Coupon per person, per visit...Limited time through November 18, 2018.
refrain from smoking in county parks, trails and
certain locations, has recreation areas. We have a
worked well in the last sev- responsibility to our com- COUPON

eral years. munity, to our children, and

“We have had posted to our environment to keep
signs asking park visitors our recreational areas
not to smoke near the play- healthy and safe.”
grounds in county parks
and at the Goodells County
Park splash pad. Voluntary
In other county com-
mission matters:
•the board was expect-
with Sandwich or
compliance has been very
good,” Brochu said.
ed to approve the 2019-
2023 Capital Improvement
Entree` Purchase
As a result of the policy Program as recommended
change, signage will be by the St. Clair County Valid at Imlay City Location Only...1 Coupon per person, per visit...Limited time through November 18, 2018.
installed throughout the Metropolitan Planning
county park and trail sys- Commission.
tem. Brochu said that park A task force of county COUPON

staff will monitor compli- employees ranked projects
ance and enforcement will submitted by departments.
be handled by local law
Dominating the top of that
list are airport and landfill-
Signage will state that
no one can use tobacco
products or devices such as
related projects plus the
renovation of the Marine
City Courthouse and the
cigarettes, pipes, cigars,
snuff, chewing tobacco,
renovation/new construc-
tion of a morgue. PURCHASE
Valid at Imlay City Location Only...1 Coupon per person, per visit...Limited time through November 18, 2018.
Library book sale ongoing

IMLAY CITY — There’s still time to stock up on
some books for winter reading at the Ruth Hughes
Library Basement Book Sale. The sale runs through

this Saturday, November 10. The sale includes a vari-
ety of materials and books including fiction, nonfic-
tion, children’s materials, CDs, movies and more. Fill
a bag with books for just $5 Thursday through
Saturday. The library is located at 211 North Almont
Avenue. Visit or call 810-724-8043 for 1949 S. Cedar & I-69 810-724-3664
more information.

New urgent care set to

open in early December
New medical facility set to open in Imlay City
By Tom Wearing impressed sore throats, swelling bron- with the chitis, pneumonia, abdomi-
sense of nal or pelvic pain, allergic
IMLAY CITY — community reactions, skin rashes and

Photo by Debra Wegner

Residents will soon have and caring infections, wound care/
access to a modern urgent among the stitches, sprains and frac-
care facility right in down- m a n y tures, urinary tract infec-
town Imlay City. patients tions, coughs, colds, runny
Total Urgent Care I’ve served nose, fever and other
Dr. Jabir
(TUC) is expected to open over the issues.
House of the Month in early December at 147
N. Almont Ave., site of the
past five
Routine care
Additionally, routine
A beautifully kept home with a finely groomed lawn made Catherine former Bee Gee’s shoe A Board Certified phy- care services will include
Wood, 98, Imlay City’s House of the Month winner. The home located store on Almont Avenue. sician with extensive urgent flu shots/vaccinations,
at 245 White Street, was nominated for the award based on its many TUC  will be owned care and primary care expe- physicals for school sports
amenities, including physical appearance, historical significance and operated by Dr. Jabir rience, Dr. Achtar’s hours or camps, DOT and
and continued maintenance. Last Wed., Oct. 24 Catherine received a Achtar, a Marlette Regional of operation will be from 9 employment physicals, TB
plaque from Shannon Hamel of the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce, Hospital family physician a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a testing, random drug test-
created by Charlee Jack Designs. Wood has lived at this address for the past seven years. week. ing and more.
since 2003. She added on a porch and sun room, which enhanced it's A resident of Oakland Staffing will include a Diagnostics
beauty. Although Catherine loves her home, which she shares with County, Dr. Achtar fre- physician or physician’s Customers can be pro-
her son, George Wood, she is anticipating a move to an assisted liv- quently finds himself in assistant at all times during vided on-site X-rays and
ing facility in the near future. Imlay City while en route normal business hours, lab services, EKGs, pulmo-
to his position at Marlette who will be assisted by two nary testing, strep, flu and
Regional. medical assistants. mononucleosis tests.
When he noticed that Both urgent and walk- Dr. Achtar promises his
the former retail facility in services will be available patients prompt, compas-
was available for purchase, to individuals in urgent sionate and quality care for
he thought the downtown need of attention. all. No appointments are
PeoPLe dePend on you. Imlay City location would Urgent care necessary, including after-
be ideal for his plans to Urgent care services hour care and on weekends.
Who do you dePend on? open an urgent care.
“I think Imlay City is a
are described as accidents
and falls, moderate back
For the convenience of
patients and local residents,
great community to serve,” problems, eye irritation, TUC will accept most
said Dr. Achtar. “I’m very redness, ear infections, insurances.

New Urgent
Care facili-
ty is set to
open in the
former Bee
Gee’s shoe
store loca-
tion on
tyson schmIdt Almont
Avenue in
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Bond projects ongoing

Capac district eyes end of year wrap for current projects
By Maria Brown in late September. The proj- sometime in December. ect resulted in four offices, Some time ago, engi-
a conference room, kitchen neers determined the office
CAPAC — Before and storage space plus new building had structural
year’s end, the school dis- exterior signage to help issues that were too costly
trict hopes to have recent direct visitors. to repair.
bond projects wrapped up Currently, the former Overall, it appears the
with an eye toward what Central Office building is infrastructure and building

Facebook photo
they can accomplish in in the process of being projects completed over the
2019. moved off site. Both it and summer break came in
Supt. Jeff Terpenning a home/office immediately under budget. The district
said one of the district’s last north of it at the corner of tackled a variety of projects
2017 bond projects will be Glassford St. and Kempf using both 2017 and 2013 Earlier this fall, former administration buildings were moved from school
the remediation of the for- Ct. were purchased by a bond monies including district grounds and soon Capac Schools will seek bids to start turning
mer site of the district’s bidder and are being repur- parking lot resurfacing, the lot into a green space.
Central Office. posed. roof repairs, the replace-
This summer, new “Once that’s done, ment of heating units, that still remain on their list and ranked items based approved a 20 year bond
offices for administration we’ll go out to bid to clean installation of new lighting project list at the December on cost and necessity. request in May 2017 worth
and business office staff up that corner and eventu- and technology purchases. board meeting. Before put- Most recently, voters $5.8 million.
were created in the north ally turn it into grass,” Terpenning said it’s ting the bond issue on the

Greektown trip for Project Grad

wing of the high school and Terpenning said. likely the board will be able ballot almost two years
Terpenning said staff He expects the remedi- to discuss their plans for ago, the board and adminis-
moved into the new space al work could get started leftover funds and items tration developed a project
IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Project Graduation

Frankenmuth football coaches hurt in crash

is hosting a Greektown Casino Bus Trip on November
17. The cost is $40 per person and includes transporta-
tion, $15 back in gambling money and $5 back toward
food at the casino. The bus departs at 3 p.m. from the
TSC parking lot and returns at 11 p.m. For more infor-
Seven sustain minor injuries in “They got hit hard in
that van and were pretty
injury), they all made it to
the game. They were fortu-
mation contact Lori at or
call 810-724-9814. Proceeds will help provide a safe
2-car accident before game shook up when we got
there,” said Mohr. “They
nate. It could have been a
lot worse.”
night for 2019 Imlay City High School grads.

By Tom Wearing of the crash resulted in were a mess—and all they Mohr said the driver of

Your Local Agent minor injuries to the wanted to do was get to the the van was determined
60-year-old driver and all game.” to be at fault and was tick-
ALMONT — Seven six passengers; one of Mohr noted it took eted.
whom was transported to some time for responding She added that the
- for -
Frankenmuth High School
football coaches sustained McLaren Lapeer Region police officers to acquire intersection was briefly
Call Me For

injuries Friday, Nov. 2, in a Hospital. the mandatory information closed down to traffic, forc-
two-vehicle crash prior to Mohr said the other and details they needed
before releasing them from
ing many game-bound
drivers to seek alternate
A Quote!
coaches, ranging in age

the team’s playoff game
versus the Almont Raiders. from 21 to 42, suffered the scene. routes.
The accident occurred injuries consisting of cuts, “It’s surprising their In addition to Almont
around 5 p.m., when the bumps, bruises, bloody injuries were not more police, Almont firefighters

driver of a southbound noses and concussions. severe than they were,” and Medical First
2018 Dodge van attempted Despite their injuries, Mohr added. “But other Responders and two Lapeer
to turn left (east) off of Van Mohr said six of the coach- than the one person taken County EMS ambulances
to the E.R. (with a minor responded to the scene.

Dyke onto Tubspring Rd. es arrived in time for the 7
into the path of a north- p.m. kickoff, which result-
bound vehicle traveling at
about 55 mph.
Almont Police Sgt.
ed in a 28-22 win for
Frankenmuth and a tough
loss for the previously
Crash claims Ubly man
Laura Mohr said the impact unbeaten Raiders. By Maria Brown additional investigation,” the release said.
Capac Road was closed
BERLIN TWP. — A for several hours while ALMONT CAPAC METAMORA
49 year-old Ubly man died troopers conducted their
in a single-vehicle accident investigation. 798-3946 395-4366 678-3655

prompt 911 call

on Thursday morning.
According to troopers from
the Michigan State Police
Lapeer Post, the man was
ATTICA TWP. — ijuana and apparently hal- southbound on Capac Road
Police officers from multi- lucinating. just before 6 a.m. when his
ple agencies rushed toward The couple claimed vehicle left the roadway
a Garner Drive residence they had screen shots from north of Sharrard Road.
on Sunday morning after their security system on “The truck struck the
someone called 911 to say their cell phones that embankment before reen-
two masked individuals, showed the potential tering the roadway, rolling WE’RE NEIGHBORS.
carrying axes, were on their intruders and showed them several times and coming
front porch. to the deputy but no people to rest in the northbound
A Lapeer County were pictured in any of lane of the roadway,” a AND WE’LL LEND YOU MORE
Sheriff’s deputy was the them. press release stated.
first on scene and advised When the deputy asked The driver and sole THAN A CUP OF SUGAR.
the officers from Almont how “high” they were, one occupant of the 2007
and Imlay City that they denied using marijuana and Dodge truck was ejected
could cancel their response the other said they had “just from the vehicle and pro-
once the deputy determined smoked a bowl.” The depu- nounced dead at the scene.
that the caller and his girl- ty reports that the odor of Investigators say the man
friend were both highly marijuana in the home was was not wearing a seat belt.
under the influence of mar- very strong. “Preliminary investiga-
tion suggests alcohol,
weather and roadway con-
Browse for books in Almont ditions were not contribut-
ing factors. The investiga-
ALMONT — A book sale at the Almont District tion remains open pending
Library will take place from November 14-24.
Residents are invited to come in and browse from a
wide variety of books, and enjoy a cup of coffee, hot Even small ads draw
tea or hot chocolate while shopping. The library is BIG attention in the
located at 231 W. St. Clair Street. Call 810-798-3100 TRI-CITY TIMES
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school choir
is due to per-
form tomor-
row in the
Imlay City choir to sing at Capitol agreement that officially ended
World War I. Capitol’s
for 100th Armistice Day ceremony The event is being hosted
by the Department of Military
rotunda for a
By Maria Brown the group, under the direction Armistice
of teacher Alan Demski, will and Veterans Affairs and Day
be singing two selections: The Governor Rick Snyder will
serve as one of the ceremony’s ceremony.
IMLAY CITY — Star Spangled Banner and the
Members of Imlay City High original 1861 version of the speakers.
School’s Spartan Harmony Battle Hymn of the Republic Spartan Harmony was the
choir have been invited to per- during a special ceremony only choir from across the state
form at a special Armistice meant to commemorate the selected for this honor, Demski
Day celebration at the 100th anniversary of World said.
Michigan Capitol Building this War I Armistice Day. On The ceremony begins at

Website photo
week. November 11, 1918, world noon in the Capitol Building’s
On Thursday, November 8, leaders signed the armistice rotunda.

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Saluting Those Who Served

DRYDEN Muir Brothers Vintech Industries Page One Printing Videomation Kaatz Funeral
Stan’s Place Storage Funeral Home 724-0254 724-8585 Directors
796-9779 798-8225 & Monument
Barbara L. Yockey Silver Grill Restaurant Morrice, Lengemann Company
STC Rigging American Tree Law Office, PLLC 724-2300 & Miller PC Capac, Richmond, Yale
724-6902 798-2525 721-7373 724-2565 888-898-3939
Churchill Ins Agency
ALMONT Country Smoke House Kroger 724-6218 Castle Creek Allenton Collision/
State Farm 798-3064 721-3260 Grandview Glass
Golf Club
Michelle Belesky Crandall Accounting 810-724-0851 395-2243
Almont Lions Club
798-3660 Muir Brothers & Tax Service Inc 395-2602
Funeral Home 724-2975
Charlie Brown’s Lakestone
724-8285 Capac Pharmacy Inc.
798-3485 Greenias's Outdoor Bank & Trust
Mortimer Lumber 395-2336
Power & Sport Village Barn Carpets Member FDIC
First Independent- 798-0010 724-6483
Tosch Complete
Descamps Lynn Zarate Imlay City BB Auction Service &
798-7501 Skyline Camp and RE Blank Liebler Insurance
Retreat Center Family Restaurant Equipment Sales
724-6431 724-3664 724-8600 800-311-4985
Yarbrough Insurance 798-8240
Group Imlay City McDonald’s
Grondin’s CAPAC
798-3030 Paul’s Collision 724-0688
Hair Centers Holly Meadows Capac Chiropractic
Imlay City • Almont Golf-Bowling-Sports Dr. Todd Grubb
Vinckier Foods & Imlay City Ford Bar-Banquet &
Smith's 724-1433 • 798-0110 395-2679
Ace Hardware 724-5900 Entertainment Center
Waterproofing LLC
798-2004 395-4653
798-2371 Tri-City Times Ebert Medical ATTICA
Brookwood Fruit Farm 724-2615 810-724-1600 Great Lakes Town
Schultz Firearms & Country Realty
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State Wide Real Estate State Farm Imlay City/Lapeer of Eagles 4082 810-441-2007
of Almont Doug Halabicky 810-724-0561 Imlay City
798-8591 724-3308 810-667-5000 724-1954

An Armistice Day peek into the past

By Catherine Minolli included the service of with Lt. Morrell serving as brothers Maurice and Battalion Surgeon for the
Morrell Jones, the sons of 104th Infantry, 26th
IMLAY CITY — In beloved Dr. George W. Division before being
commemoration of the Jones, who was Imlay transferred to the 32nd
100th anniversary of City’s first physician, who Division in Coblenz,
Armistice Day—now often made calls on horse- Germany.
known as Veterans Day— back. Dr. Jones was also His brother, Capt.
Maurice Jones, served at Ticket required for all
the 104th Field Hospital. servicemen to carry to
Both were cited and/or fea- receive food and use
tured in the Imlay City restrooms aboard ship
Times newspaper in 1918 during WWI.
and 1919.
Another very familiar documents he left with the

Photo provided
name was included in the historical museum.
mix—Robert R. Borland, He mentions that he
Wagoner with the 18th got to shake the hand of
Field Artillery 3rd King George of England,
Division of the U.S. and was “surprised by how Capt. Maurice Jones served at the 104th Field
Regular Army from 1917- short he was.” Hospital during WWI.
1919. Borland left the muse-
Borland fought in bat- um a ticket that service-
tles including Champagne- men had to use aboard ship
Marne, Anise-Marne, St. in order to receive rations
Michael and Meuse- and use the ship’s rest-
Argonne, receiving four rooms.
regiment citations. Borland “Troops being trans-
was a ‘muleskinner;’ ported overseas could not
Photo provided

tasked with driving rations get fed without this card,”

and ammunition to the Borland said. “Servicemen
front lines, often under only got fed in the deck
Lt. Morrell Jones served as Battalion Surgeon heavy fire. Mules served space formation—even had
for the 104th Infantry, 26th Div. during WWI. along with the servicemen to have this card to use
in both World War I and II. washrooms. This stopped
Borland explained the the already crowded ship
historian Marilyn Swihart from being explored by the

Photo provided
elected the village presi- significance of their
of the Imlay City dent, served as postmaster, clipped tails, which resem- men.”
Historical Museum delved and was the village health bled cowbells. As always, a heartfelt
into the archives to share officer and local surgeon “One bell stands for A ‘thank you’ to Marilyn
some of the city’s heroic for the Grand Trunk Battery, two bells for B Swihart for offering a World War I Muleskinner Robert Borland
soldiers who served in Railway Company. Battery, and three bells for glimpse into lives of Imlay explained the significance of the ‘cow bell’
World War I. His sons both served C Battery, Borland City’s brave and beloved cuts in mules’ tails.
That information overseas in World War I, explained in notes and residents and their history.

‘Winter Playground’ returns on Nov. 30

Imlay City DDA, Chamber host event to celebrate the season
By Tom Wearing 2018 Christmas “Lighted for children in attendance. rides, children’s crafts, a Parade,” which sets off at All attendees are invit- warming station and holi-
6 p.m. from the Farmers ed to gather in front of the day gift shopping.
IMLAY CITY — The Market area and features Imlay City Police Dept. All attendees are
Imlay City DDA and the Imlay City High School after the parade for the reminded to be on the
Chamber of Commerce are Marching Band, lighted Community Tree Lighting lookout for the “Roaming
again co-hosting the annu- floats, representatives Ceremony. Reindeer,” who will be
al “Winter Playground” in from local businesses and After the tree-lighting, raining down gifts upon
downtown Imlay City on organizations, the Imlay Santa will hear children’s some lucky shoppers.
Friday, Nov. 30. City Fire Dept. and much Christmas wishes, while “We’re going to have
Activities begin at 5 more. Mrs. Claus will make her more merchants participat-
p.m. and run through 8:30 Of course, the high- way to Imlay City Florist, ing in activities this year
p.m. light of the parade will be where she will read to than ever before,” says
Children and adults Santa and Mrs. Claus, who youngsters. DDA Director Dana
will not want to miss the will help hail in the season The staff at the Ruth Walker. “This event con-
Hughes Memorial District tinues to grow. It’s a won-

Sign up now for 2018 Library will host “Snow

Much Fun” event, with
snow-themed crafts, a
snow-making station and
derful time for people to
come together downtown
to shop, eat and be enter-
Website photo

Holly Day Light Parade snow-related


Downtown businesses
will be open before the
For more information
Or call the Imlay City
Chamber of Commerce Santa and friend wave to the crowd after tree
Twenty-first annual Christmas parade and remain open office at the city hall at lighting ceremony at last year’s Winter
for horse-drawn wagon 810-724-1361. Playground in Imlay City.
celebration Saturday, Dec. 1
By Tom Wearing our local businesses and
Your Hometown
MarketPlace organizations,” said Schall.
“Our parade sponsors’
ALMONT — It may names will be listed in
not seem possible, but the parade announcements and
Almont DDA’s 2018 Holly advertisements.”
Day Light Parade makes its She noted that the
way down Main Street on sponsorship deadline is
Saturday, Dec. 1. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The 21st annual parade For further information
is scheduled to set off at
around 7 p.m. from
about the Holly Day Light
Parade and other Life • Home • Car • Business
Centennial Street and will
feature numerous lighted
DDA activities, contact
Kim Schall at 810-798- CHRIS S. WAGNER
floats, marching units, 8125 or 248-933-7355, or
Churchill Insurance Agency
Almont Township Fire email to: kschall@almontd-
Department and of course,
Santa Claus. Donations may be
Kids and parents who made to Almont DDA,
arrive early are invited to
Creekside Hearth, Patio
Attn. Kim Schall, 817 N.
Main St., Almont, MI
Bus: 810-724-6218 Fax: 810-724-3418
and BBQ at 515 S. Main 48003. *RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL. 243 East Third Street • Imlay City, Michigan 48444
St., where Santa will hold
court from 4-6 p.m.
In conjunction with LET US HELP YOU SELL
Holly Day activities, the • LUNCH •
Almont Historical Museum • DINNER • YOUR PROPERTY FAST!
at 149 S. Main will be open SEEKING
from 1-8 p.m.; including • GROCERY•
holiday decoration making Rural • Farm • Large Lots of Land • Building Sites
from 4:30-6:30 p.m. FREE MARKET EVALUATION
Children may place
their “Letters to Santa” in Open: Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm
Fri & Sat 10am-8pm
the special mailbox located Sun 9am-3pm
WAYNE TOBEY 844 Van Dyke
in front of the museum. (Order 15 minutes prior to close for Take-Out)
810.560.3677 ALMONT
Event attendees will
not want to miss a holiday
performance and “commu- Anytime. Anywhere. Any day…
nity sing” presented by the That’s when you can count on State Farm.®
Almont High School
Varsity Singers, starting at CALL ME TODAY
6:30 p.m. at Fountain Park.
DDA Director Kim
Schall said event sponsors Santa Claus rolls into
and parade participants are town in style in an Doug Halabicky, Agent
223 E. Third Street in Imlay City
currently being sought. antique Almont Fire
“The success of the Department truck dur-
parade is made possible ing Holly Day Light
through the generosity of Parade in Almont. State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL

Letters from our readers...

Florist to bid farewell to Imlay City at end of year

Over the past 11 years, birthdays, weddings, anni- about how else I can serve Creations Floral will be year. Throughout this pro- ship throughout these 11
I have had the absolute versaries, holidays, and the people in my commu- closing so that I can pur- cess, we will continue amazing years!
pleasure of owning most importantly, we have nity, and I am so excited to sue my new career. We business as usual and will Sincerely,
Creations Floral in down- helped you celebrate the share my new knowledge will be beginning our be carrying fresh flowers —Bethany Fromwiller
town Imlay City. My lives of your loved ones. and skills with others. ‘Store Closing Sale’ on through Christmas. Our Owner
career as a florist here has We have considered it an It is with mixed emo- November 12 and plan to sincerest ‘thank you’ for Creations Floral
been one of the most honor to do so. tions that I share that be closed by the end of the your business and friend- Imlay City
rewarding experiences I A few years ago, I

Women’s Expo is Nov. 15 in Lapeer

have ever had. realized that perhaps I
We have been very loved helping people
fortunate for the opportu- more than just creating
nity to help our communi- beautiful floral arrange-
ty celebrate life’s special ments for them and their The Center for the Arts original artwork and more! raffle of items from our town Lapeer from 5 to 8
moments. Along with you, loved ones. I’ve spent the will be hosting our fourth There will be product vendors. Each person who p.m. and stop by the expo
we have celebrated many last few years learning Women’s Expo on representatives from comes in to shop will to check out the wonderful
Thursday, November 15. brands such as Pampered receive one free raffle tick- products we have to offer.
Let us help you get a Chef, LuLaRoe, Paparazzi et, and the raffle will be Admission is free for
head start on your holiday Jewelry, Dot Dot Smile, held at the end of the eve- everyone and the expo is
Our Opinion shopping. Vendors will be
set up throughout the build-
Color Street, Rodan+Fields,
Jamberry, Scentsy, and
This is a great opportu-
open from 6:30 to 8:30
ings displaying handwork, Thirty-One. nity to bring some friends Whether you’re a
Honor veterans health products, jewelry,
and more. Offered products
include Potter’s Apothecary
Local business Lovely
Finds will be set up in the
Gallery, and massage ther-
and spend an evening
checking gifts off your
shopping list before the
woman, or just shopping
for one, you are sure to find
the perfect gift at our
with our very best soap and skin products,
Lapeer Historical Society
apist Shawn Sinclair will
be here to help you relax
holiday rush begins! If
you’re interested in being a
Holiday Women’s Expo! If
you have any questions,

resources available 2019 calendars, Rotary

Club of Lapeer’s ‘Pick a
Pocket for the Pocket Park,’
after all that shopping!
The Center for the Arts
will be providing free
vendor, please give us a
call as soon as possible—
spaces are first come, first
please call 810-667-1495,
Tuesday through Saturday,
from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

handmade goods, Waves of refreshments for shoppers, served. —Katie Beth Chrismer
onday is Veterans Day, a day where Grace natural care prod- beer and wine will be avail- Come for “Ladies’ The Center for the Arts
we pause to give thanks to those ucts, jewelry, clothing, able, and there will be a Night Out” through down- Lapeer
who have served our country. It’s a day
off for some, a shopping day for others,
and a day of solemn remembrance for
families of those who’ve made the ulti-
4CCF grants help fuel community
mate sacrifice. Editor’s note: The fol- Oxford Schools. The Safe
Veterans deserve a day to be honored; lowing guest column was Wheels and Heels program
submitted by Micaela provides all second-graders
but they deserve more than salutes and Boomer, Program Officer at with bicycle helmets and
speeches. To truly honor our veterans, we Four County Community educates them on bicycle
need to make sure they’re taken care of Foundation. She may be and pedestrian safety,
after their service has ended. reached by calling 810-798- stranger danger, and when
0909 or via email to and how to call 911.
With the ongoing wars in Iraq and Together, the HS/HY
Afghanistan, the number of veterans suf-
F our County Community Fund and the W.K. Kellogg

Photo provided
fering with PTSD has risen to alarming Foundation is dedicated Youth Fund supported
to serving the current and Armada High School as
rates; as have statistics regarding veterans emerging needs of the local they work to combat bully-
and active duty service members’ deaths community, continuing the ing by inviting youth moti-
The view from the A-frame bridge at Seven Ponds
by suicide. According to the Department tradition of philanthropy Nature Center, one of 4CCF’s recent grant recipients. vational speaker Tom
of Veterans Affairs, some 20 veterans and begun generations ago. In Thelen to the High School
all, the fourth-quarter com- membership management, grants were given to Krause for two appearances. Tom is
active duty service members take their petitive grants totaled over donation services, and Elementary School in the author of Victimproof
own lives every day. $32,000. On behalf of the financial accounting though Armada for the purchase of and founder of No Bullying
Our government spends billions of dol- community, 4CCF congratu- software and website reusable artwork display Schools. His presentations
lates the following non- upgrades. Samaritan House banners and to Capac inspire students to “be the
lars on war, so it seems fitting it should profit groups which received received a grant to help fund Elementary School for change” on their school
also fund programs that meet veterans funds during the fourth the holiday Sharing Tree. rewards for students partici- campus. The Youth
needs’ when their service ends. In recent quarter competitive grant Each year, Samaritan House pating in the Advanced Advisory Committee (YAC)
years, some strides have been made in this cycle. partners with various com- Reading program. 21st also awarded a grant to
Four County munity organizations to sup- Century Education funds Capac High School, for peer
regard, particularly when it comes to the Community Fund grants, port the Sharing Tree as it exist for each of the mediation training for 25
VA health system. Still, more can be done. from the original unrestrict- brings gifts and food to low- Foundation’s core school students and staff. Both of
Locally, Veterans Affairs Director Ed ed endowment, were award- income individuals and fam- districts; Almont, Armada, these grants uphold the
Ronders does an outstanding job of bring- ed to Imlay City Christian ilies in northern Macomb Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, YAC’s mission of tackling
School to obtain an AED County. and Romeo. All teachers are problems identified by the
ing useful programs and information to unit for their school building Students from Imlay encouraged to take advan- 2016-2017 Youth Advisory
the table for area veterans. It is evident he and to Mussey Township City Middle School will tage of their school’s 21st Committee Needs
pours his heart and soul into a job that he Fire Department for the pur- learn through a live perfor- Century Education fund. Assessment Survey.
chase of three portable radi- mance when they attend a Capac Elementary Four County
dedicates himself to each and every day. os for department communi- Flint Repertory Theater pro- School will continue the Community Foundation
And the youth-created Veterans Esteem cations. In addition to duction of The Little Prince. Friday Food Backpack awards community grants
Team (VET) has continued to follow its improved safety within the The theater experience Program to insure that stu- four times per year to non-
mission of making sure no area veteran fire department, the radios includes pre- and post-per- dents have nutritious food profit organizations serving
will allow the firefighters to formance workshops at for the weekend, thanks to a the four corners area of
feels unappreciated or forgotten. It is our easily connect with mutual ICMS to ensure that stu- grant from the Healthy Lapeer, Oakland, Macomb,
hope that the local efforts will spread aid agencies in St. Clair, dents gain a rich under- Senior/Healthy Youth Fund. and St. Clair Counties. To
throughout the state and country, so our Lapeer, and Sanilac coun- standing of theme recogni- The HS/HY fund also sup- support programs like these,
veterans are truly honored with the best ties. tion and character analysis ported the McLaren- please visit their website at
Seven Ponds Nature as they enjoy a live produc- Oakland Foundation as they or call 810-
care and resources available. Center obtained funding to tion. continue their successful 798-0909. The next grant
enhance and improve their 21st Century Education bicycle safety program at deadline is January 1, 2019.

Another dip in the delicious ‘hot bath’

I smell the garlic the min-
ute I get out of my car.
It’s sort of dark and rainy,
lots of it. One whole head
for each person being
served. It’s soaked over-
says the regional dish is
not his favorite...he prefers
anchovies in green sauce
tors that farmed the land
and made wine.
It is a ritual celebrated
but like a sensory magnet, night in milk — Giancarlo (another Piedmontese spe- in unison to honor brother-
that says that takes some of the cialty). We’re laughing at hood and friendship. It is a
sharp, bitterness out of it—then the lengths the Italians go delicious delight of our tra-
familiar chopped into tiny pieces, to for Bagna Cauda day, ditional flavors.
scent and sauteed and slow but we’re not surprised It is not rough and
pulls me cooked in a mixture of one bit. The delicacy is heavy, on the contrary it is
safely olive oil, minced ancho- truly a taste of heaven natural and healthy. Garlic
Photo by Catherine Minolli

through vies and heavy cream. It’s on earth. will not hurt you, it is ben-
the dim like a thick, smooth, gold- As we proceed with eficial. It isn’t the smell of
garage en colored soup, spooned the dinner, the wine flows garlic that puts off an intel-

the lively Observations in ink...

and into up by a variety of vegeta- along with the laughter. ligent and open person, but
bles. Roasted peppers, We take our time, lingering only their ignorance and
Catherine Minolli potatoes, cabbage, green
onions, radicchio, and just
over the little clay pots in
front of us that bubble with
In short, the garlic
Virginia about anything else you the garlicky goodness. breath will pass after a Lots of laughs and deliciousness around
and Giancarlo. can think of. And of At each seat at the beautiful walk in the Virginia and Giancarlo’s harvest table in cele-
It’s Bagna Cauda night course, there’s the bread. table, Giancarlo and woods. bration and remembrance of All Souls Day.
— (literal translation “hot Crusty on the outside and Virginia offer us an After four hours
bath”) and I can’t wait to airy on the inside, perfect English translation that around the dinner table,
take a hearty dip. for soaking up whatever is makes the annual celebra- suffice it to say the “beau-
Giancarlo, who origi- left in the bowl. tion even more poignant tiful walk in the woods”
nates from the Piedmont The tradition is so big and special as far as I’m required to eliminate the
region in Italy, brought the in Italy the Piedmontese concerned. It’s called an garlic breath seems it’ll
tradition to my family sev- have created and circulated ‘Ode to Bagna Cauda,’ and require more of a marathon
eral years ago, and ever some memes about it. was written by Giovanni hike through the forest.
since we’ve lamented that Giancarlo shows us some Goria, former Italian Prime Sunday morning,
it only happens once a of the best ones, messaged Minister and president of Dawn and Virginia are off
year. to him from friends in his the Culinary Institute of to the Italian American
The classic regional old hometown. The meme Italy. Club in Livonia, for a spe-
dish is something the involving Donald Trump is She explains it as fol- cial All Souls Day mass
Piedmontese serve on All hilarious, and I think it’s lows: that includes remembrance
Photo provided

Souls Day around the one thing I’m in agreement It is for all those who of our mom.
beginning November. This with. There’s another one love and understand. It is Family, food, fond
year, the tradition is resur- involving Megyn Kelly the symbol of the cuisine memories, fun. What
rected in honor of my par- interviewing Vladimir and character of the people blessings! What gifts!
ents on this Holy Day. Putin about Bagna Cauda. of Piedmont. Email Catherine at Meme circulating in Italy...’Bagna Cauda Day’
Garlic is at the heart of The “interview” is con- It is the honor and cminolli@pageone-inc. is official, and one thing I agree with the presi-
this simple meal, lots and ducted in Italian, and Putin remembrance of our ances- com. dent on.

Hear the bells in

a different way
D o you hear what I
hear? Yup! The bells
of Christmas. Stores put
single dimensional way of
Have we flat-lined to
out Halloween and that degree? In a pre-
Thanksgiving merchandise Advent series which our
simultaneously these days, pastor began this week, he
so when Halloween is read a little of that “sup-
over, out come the posedly unrelated history.”
Christmas displays. It just Take a look at it here with
seems to be the natural me and see if it doesn’t
order of things anymore— add a
the marketing strategy dimen-
which succeeds, practical- sion or
ly, anyway—in aiding two to
greed in squelching out the sea-
Thanksgiving. son.
What’s more, I’ve “Because
heard some heralders of you have
the season describe their obeyed
wares as “all kinds of
Christmas items, some of
Perspectives... me and
have not
which are religious.” Duh.
Double Duh! I get what
Willene Tanis
even your

Photo by Iris Lee Underwood

they mean—they are trying son, your
to say without coming out only son, I swear by my
and saying it that, inciden- own name that I will cer-
tally, there are some items tainly bless you. I will
in their Christmas invento- multiply your descendants
ry that actually have a little beyond number, like the
something to do with the stars in the sky and the Toeholds on ancient Oak invite adventure and imagination.
reason for the season. I sand on the seashore...

Ancient oak inspires imagination

was actually a little con- through your descendants
fused on why they figure all the nations of the earth
there should have to be a will be blessed—all
separate little “category.” because you have obeyed

My perspective is...that me.”—God. ’ve walked my country a hunter? tell Grandma Oak. I’m legend of Johnny
it’s a worldview, lumped Those were God’s roads for twenty-nine Or a tom- known amongst my kin- Appleseed. What American
into the same mindset that words to Abraham. You years now. They’re glad boy like folk for swinging from a child doesn’t know the
says the Bible is just so may have read the story
much history—irrelevant before. The story of for my company, especial- me? How branch of a dead tree over pioneer nurseryman and
to today—or that at least Abraham’s unwavering ly this season when their long ago? a cliff in Kentucky. Of hero who tramped from his
the first part of it is. Many obedience. The story of trees cast off their color My course the dead tree and home in Massachusetts to
see it as a compilation of God’s faithfulness. The and I applaud their perfor- last walk over the cliff parts were Fort Wayne, Indiana, plant-
stories about dry bones and story of how that relates to mance. Lindens. Sugar I stopped my mother’s hysterical ing apple seeds?
arid deserts and a few big- our world. To us. To maples. Red maples. and Honest Living... perception. She meant no Wait a minute.
ger-than-life characters Christmas. Stop with me Swamp birch. The Oaks touched harm. She never was a tree Massachusetts to Fort
who fit right in there with for a minute in the middle still cling to their leaves. the toe- Iris Lee Underwood swinger and didn’t know Wayne, Indiana? That
and carry the same level of of the craziness that sur- The poor Ash. I’ve holds. better. means Johnny could’ve
validity as Goldilocks and rounds us at this time of already forgotten their “Now lis- My three girls climbed planted trees in Michigan.
fairy princesses and the year and let that grace structure and leaf. ten Grandmother Oak. I trees when they were He owned over 1,200 acres
Rudolph and the Grinch. ooze into your soul like There’s one ancient just want to know your young. My husband and I of orchards in the
In other words, it seems to butter on your hot break- Oak in particular that waits history. I’m not going to drove them from our Midwest. It’s possible he
me that in a world of fast bagel. And hear those for me. Her extraordinary climb. That’s absurd. Detroit home to Blake’s planted here. That’s quite a
superb over-stimulating bells in a new way this girth is nailed with four You’re not my tree. And if Cider Mill in Armada to history for a barefooted
3-D, we’ve become de- CHRISTmas. toeholds. “Come play,” you were, I’m a senior citi- pick apples for applesauce. man who sold trees and
sensitized, dumbed down Email Willene at beckon her numerous zen, for heaven’s sake.” We loved my mother’s hard apple cider for pen-
to a dull, black and white, branches. I have a soft spot for chunky applesauce with nies.
I smile and say, “Not trees. As a child I climbed cinnamon. She preferred Dear Reader, this may

A coffee conundrum
today. Have obligations.” gnarly trunks to pick little the indoor sport of cook- seem preposterous, but is it
Truth is, I’d be tres- green apples. Swung from ing. possible Johnny Appleseed
passing. And what if I fell many a branch. I carved Our friends Barb and hammered those four toe-
from a limb? My agility my initials and my hus- Denny and their three boys holds into Grandmother
N ot long ago on a fine
October morning—the
kind where the air is nice
tic table beside the rag-
gedy-clothed laborers who
work at the nearby con-
and strength aren’t what
they were three decades
band’s and a heart around
both on a tree’s bark. We
followed us to Blake’s for
a few years. A perfect
Oak? Has my imagination
swung over a cliff on a
ago. climbed it, hung from it. match for kids chasing and dead branch?
and somewhat crisp—I sat struction projects. If I feel But those four toeholds Posed for pictures. We hiding in an apple orchard. Well, I do have a histo-
outside a café as I gazed at like a meal at a place won’t leave me alone. snoozed in the shade and In the midst of limbs load- ry of soft spots for trees.
the mot- where the cost is merely Who nailed them to the breeze. ed with apples, it seems as Email Iris at
tled double that, however, I eat tree? A young farm boy, or I grew up with trees, I if I was born knowing the
shade of in the company of profes-

Last call for free Vets dinner is Sat., Nov. 10

a tree sionals attired in business
dancing casual.
on the This latter category
pave- more or less described the
ment. smartly-dressed husband
Lapeer County Esteem Team another good turnout is will include Congressman
On my
table was From the Other Side... and wife that sat nearby,
looking on as their small to host event in North Branch
Attendees will be treat-
Paul Mitchell, 82nd District
House Rep. Gary Howell,
one of
the weak- Andrew Wernette daughter wandered around
in her cute little dress. I By Tom Wearing The free dinner is again ed to dinner served up by Lapeer County VA Director
being sponsored by Lapeer North Branch students and Ed Ronders and others
nesses of took my spoon and savored
County’s Veterans Esteem other Esteem Team mem- Those wishing to attend
any a little more of that rich,
NORTH BRANCH — Team, a group of students bers. are asked to RSVP by call-
sweet tooth in Vietnam: a muddy goodness.
It’s last call for local veter- dedicated to honoring U.S. Live entertainment will ing Benjamin Koning at
coconut coffee, which is And what was my
ans interested in attending veterans and service mem- be provided by the Rock of 810-542-0996.
basically espresso that has place in all of this, I asked
the 3rd Annual Appreciation bers. Ages big band and a North Branch Middle
been mixed with a kind of myself. I was just a humble
Dinner on Saturday, Nov. Benjamin Koning, President Abraham Lincoln School is located at 6570
sweetened coconut sorbet teacher (or so I consider
10 from 5-8 p.m. at North event coordinator and impersonator. Brush Street in the Village
to produce a smooth, myself), and yet here I
Branch Middle School. Esteem Team Founder, said Scheduled speakers of North Branch.
slushy, voluptuously brown was, earning a wage that

Heat up house, bake some bread

treat. However, the café I gave me easy access to the
was at is known to serve higher pleasures with
one of the best versions in which one can pamper
my city of Danang, where themselves here. I admit
you yourself can pour the
espresso onto the sorbet
and watch its darkness sink
that I was not totally com-
fortable sitting at that
place, as if the fact that I
D ear Lynn,
I’m looking for
some tasty cookie recipes. I
1 egg white,
slightly beaten
Directions: Heat water in a
face and punch dough
down. Divide in half and
form into two oval loaves.
pan. Bring temperature up
to 120 to 130 degrees, no
more. Stir in egg then pour
down the side of the glass all too often find myself in want to make some for saucepan. Grease a large cookie sheet over flour mixture. Blend
as it tantalizingly intermin- the fanciest cafes or at the family and some to give Check and sprinkle with cornmeal. in with a wooden spoon.
gles with the white of the nicest restaurants in this away as gifts. tempera- Place loaves on sheet. Stir in caraway seeds and
coconut. Truly a marriage city somehow effaces my —Ellen from Battle Creek ture with Cover and let rise again rye flour, a cup at a time to
made in heaven. humility. Dorothy from a candy until doubled, about 40 make a sticky dough. Turn
The cost? About two I often think about the Coldwater loves the smell thermom- minutes. Preheat oven to out onto a floured surface.
dollars. people in blue uniforms that fills the kitchen when eter. Pour 375 degrees. Bake bread Gradually work in more
This is a more expen- whom I see sweeping the her Caraway Rye Bread is into a for 50 minutes. Loaves white flour until dough is
sive luxury than at other
places, where the same
streets in the dead of night
here; they toil visibly and
baking. Jean from Defiance
learned to bake bread from
bowl. The Recipe Exchange... will sound hollow when
done. Remove from
smooth and not sticky.
Place dough in a greased
goes for about $1.30. Even
at that price, a coconut cof-
yet will probably never
enjoy the same lifestyle
her grandmother. Her
favorite, served warm from
Lynn Eckerle oven and brush with
egg white. Sprinkle
bowl. Turn and cover with
a light towel. Let rise in a
fee is still somewhat of an that I do. Or else I think the oven, was Delicatessen over with caraway seeds. warm place until doubled
indulgence here; the aver- about the teaching assis- Rye Bread. Please stop by water and stir until dis- Cool before slicing. in size, about 45 minutes.
age coffee goes between tants and even Vietnamese my blog, Food, Fun and solved. Add salt, molasses, Place dough back on
$0.35 and $0.50. English teachers I con- More for a visit at www. butter and caraway seed. DELICATESSEN floured surface. Punch
Such differences are stantly rub shoulders Stir well. Sift rye flour and RYE BREAD dough down and divide in
nothing in the U.S., but with, whom, despite work- Send recipes and requests 1 1/2 cups white flour into 2 3/4 to 3 1/2 c half. Shape each half into a
over here, they mean ing as hard or sometimes to The Recipe Exchange at bowl. Stir with a wooden white flour round loaf. Flatten slightly.
everything. harder than I do, make spoon until smooth. 2 pkgs active dry yeast Place on lightly greased
This creates something only a fraction of what I Gradually add the rest of 1 T salt baking sheets. Cover and
of a cultural window that earn. CARAWAY the white flour until dough 1 3/4 c milk let rise until doubled in
I’ve come to notice around Was that it? Was I RYE BREAD leaves the sides of the 1/4 c molasses size, about 30 minutes.
Danang. I’m often fascinat- becoming too immodest, 2 c warm water (105 bowl. Turn dough out onto 1/4 c cooking oil Bake at 375 degrees 35 to
ed by how relatively small slipping from my charac- to 115 degrees) a floured surface. Knead 1 oz square of unsweet- 45 minutes, until bread
price variations between ter? I never answered the 2 pkgs active dry yeast until smooth. Sprinkle with ened chocolate sounds hollow when
different establishments question. I needed to attend 1 T salt flour as needed if sticky. 1 egg tapped. If bread is getting
often dictate which mem- to my coconut coffee, 1/4 c molasses Place dough in a lightly 3 c rye flour too browned, cover lightly
bers of the socioeconomic which was slowly melting. 2 T butter or margarine, greased, large bowl. Turn 1 T caraway seed with aluminum foil.
spectrum gather there. Yes, it was a fine morning at room temperature over once. Cover with a Directions: In a large bowl, Remove from baking
For example, when I go indeed. Fine as anyone 1 1/2 T caraway seeds light cloth and let rise for 1 combine 2 1/2 cups white sheets and cool.
across the street for a lunch could ask for. 3 1/2 c rye flour hour, in a warm place, until flour, yeast and salt. Heat Send recipe requests
of rice and meat for about Email Andrew at 3 to 3 1/2 c white flour doubled in size. Turn milk, molasses, cooking oil and/or recipes to Lynn at
$0.65, I sit at a small plas- Cornmeal dough out onto floured sur- and chocolate in a sauce-

Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space Swing Dance Lessons at the Saturday of every month 9 dates available. For more in Marlette, hosts this sup- Free hearing and vision
constraints announcements Port Huron Senior Center, a.m.-noon. Food distributed info and to sign up call the port group the 1st Tuesday screens for children of pre-
will be posted one week in 600 Grand Avenue, Port at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce Family Literacy Center at of each month in the school age are available at
advance of the event. Notices Huron, every Tues. from Twp., 586-336-4673. www. 810-664-2737. Administration Conference the Lapeer County Health
must be received in writing by 7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and Room. For time and more Department. To schedule an
noon Monday prior to the
publication date.
3rd Thurs. of the month
from 7:30-9 p.m. with
Museums Support Groups info, call 800-635-7490 or
visit www.marletteregional-
appointment please call 810-
667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
instructors Lyle Malaski &
Kristina Morton. For info, Capac Pharmacy is teaming
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- with Support Million Hearts
For Senior Citizens call 810-984-5061. The Almont Community
Historical Society Museum
meetings are held every
Monday night at 8 p.m. at loss group meets Tuesday
nights at the Hunter’s Creek
by offering in-pharmacy
blood pressure screenings,
Free Meals, Food
is open Saturdays from 1-4 St. Paul's Lutheran Church Mobile Home Park Club 136 North Main St. in Capac,
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from p.m. Please stop by and in Imlay City. House, 725 DeMille Rd. in Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
9-10 a.m. at First learn about your communi- Lapeer. Weigh-in from Everyone is invited to come
Congregational Church in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ty. Society meetings are held Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
and Al-Anon meetings are 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from and have their blood pres-
Almont. Practice led by Dina ‘Food for Families’ kitchen at the museum on the second 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info sure read for free.
Miramonti, RYT. is open to the public for free, Monday of the month at 7 held every Wednesday night
at 8 p.m. at the Capac United call 810-664-7579.
hot meals every Monday and p.m. For more info call 810-
Imlay City Senior Center Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. 796-3355. Methodist Church, Capac,
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 MI. Craft Shows/Bazaars
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. This Heart Loves Food The Capac Historical Society Fundraisers
Council on Aging Pantry is open the 1st
Saturday of each month
is open to visitors daily from
1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on
Grief share. Tuesdays at 1
p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center, Rummage Sales
Membership is open to indi- from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sundays. Call 810-395-2859 Lamb Steele building on Greektown Casino Bus Trip
viduals 18 and older. The Gateway Assembly Church, for more info. Third St. New series starts benefitting Imlay City The Holiday Marketplace
Capac Senior Center is open 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay Aug. 6. For info or to regis- Project Graduation 2019. Festival 2018 is seeking ven-
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week- City. The Dryden Historical ter call Tracy at 810-724- Sat., Nov. 17. Departs 3 p.m. dors for their Nov. 10, 2018
days. We offer a variety of Society meets at 7 p.m. the 6030 or Ginger at 810-724- from TSC parking lot in event at the American
activities such as fitness and The Attica United Methodist first Wednesday of the 5772. Imlay City, returns at 11 Legion Post 16, 1701 W.
craft classes, a book review Church will be holding a month and the museum p.m. Contact Lori at lkne- Genesee, Lapeer. Call (810)
group, cards and bus trips. free community meal on the opens every Monday from Lapeer Area Citizens or (810) 664-9312 for more informa-
For info, call Lori at 395- 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each 5:30-7 p.m. Against Domestic Assault 724-9814. tion.
7889. month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. meets 1-3 p.m. every
For more info please call Beginning in April the Imlay Wednesday in the Lapeer Christmas Cookie Walk will
Almont and Dryden area City Historical Museum is Court House for personal be held at St. Nicholas
senior citizens meet the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 12
810-724-0690 or visit www. open on Saturdays from 1-4
p.m. and welcomes visitors
protection order clinic. For
info 810-246-0632.
Catholic Church, 4331
Capac Road, Capac on
p.m. at the Almont Lions The Attica Food Bank at the at that time. The museum Saturday, December 15 at
Hall, 222 Water St., for a Attica United Methodist features period rooms that 10A Friday AFG Family 9:00 a.m. Purchase a large Veteran's Day Breakfast.
potluck and program. Call Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is appear as they would have Groups meeting. Imlay City tin for $9.00 and fill it with Join us for a special presen-
798-8210 for more info. open from 2-4 p.m. the sec- been prior to the turn of the FOC Lutheran Church, your choice of delicious tation by author and veteran
ond and fourth Monday of 20th century and into the 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay homemade cookies. Come Ron Zuccaro. Fri., Nov. 9.
Adults 55 and over are invit- the month. Proof of residen- 1930s. Fabulous artifacts City. Contact Ginger Miller early for best selection! Call 9-11 a.m. Washington Parks
ed to Berlin Twp. Senior cy and need required. greet guests in every room at 810-724-5772 for more 810-395-2049 for more infor- and Rec, 57880 Van Dyke,
Center to play cards from and transport them back to information. mation. Washington Twp. Veterans
noon-3 p.m. the 2nd The Capac Community when life was a simpler time. eat free. Call (586) 752-6543
Wednesday of every month. Food Pantry, 112 S. Main Visitors will find exhibits Romeo Washington Parks Woman's Life Chapter 855 for info and prices.
Bring a sack lunch, bever- Street, is open each relating to railroading, mili- and Rec. One on one grief is collecting bottles and cans
ages provided. Senior stretch Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. tary, local history and much counseling provided at both all year long. With your help Berville Lioness Fall Bingo
exercise on Tuesdays 10-11 Please call LOVE, INC. at more. Docents are on hand Romeo and Washington we can make a difference in Event. Sat., Nov. 10. Doors
a.m. Potluck luncheons will 810-245-2414 in advance to to answer questions and Centers. By appointment someone's life at a time when open at 5 p.m., bingo starts
be served the 4th Tuesday of ensure your food voucher assist with research. Stop in only, please call to set up they need the most help. at 6 p.m. Berville Lions Hall,
every month at noon. For will be received before you and take a look! your appointment today Please consider being part of 13651 Hough Rd., Berville.
info, call 810-395-4518. stop in to shop. Any ques- 586-752-6543. Free of the bigger picture. Donate Lots of prizes. Regular bin-
tions, please call Joyce charge. your bottles and cans today. gos, specials, 50/50s. Snacks,
Ryan Smith, a certified alco- Kaufman at 810-395-7532. For a representative of our pizza, coffee and pop avail-
Youth Events
hol and drug counselor will FOR WIDOWED MEN & group call 810-392-5136. able. For info call Mary at
be available at the Imlay The Capac Kitchen serves WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- (586) 206-0145 or Crystal at
City Senior's Center on the free meals every Tuesday Friendship. Join us every The Imlay City Christian (810) 650-5577.
4th Thursday of every from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion 3rd Tuesday of each month School has discount cards
month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at available for sale. Proceeds Capac Lions Pancake
United Methodist Church. This is a FREE workshop Breakfast. Sun., Nov. 11. 8
Cavis Pioneer Restaurant, benefit the school's athletic,
Dinner and card playing, Free meals for people in for 3-5 year olds & parents/ 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball music and PE programs. For a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Capac
50/50 raffle and prizes of need are offered at the North caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- Twp. 48074. No RSVP neces- more information call Imlay Lions Hall, 315 W. Meier St.,
high and low for each table Branch Senior Center on ects that will develop your sary. For more info call City Christian School, Mon.- Capac. Free will donation.
every 3rd Monday at the Monday and Thursday eve- child’s skills and prepare Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. Fri. 8-4, 810-724-5695.
Washington Senior Center, nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call them for school! Children This activity is sponsored by "Aladdin" at the Detroit
57880 Van Dyke, Washington 810-441-0322 for more info. also enjoy a snack, story Widowed Friends, a peer Opera House. Sun., Dec. 23.
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8 time, and a free book! Call support group www.wid- Register before Nov. 20.
Medical Care
p.m. For info, call 586-752- Orchards' Cupboard Food the Family Literacy Center Sponsored by Romeo
6543. Pantry is open the 3rd today to reserve your seat at Washington Parks and Rec.
810-664-2737 and for more Widowed Friends invites all Includes round trip motor
info on dates and times. widowed to join us for coach and theater tickets.
breakfast and friendship in Lapeer County Health (586) 752-6543.
Play groups available. Free 6 a safe setting every 2nd and Department, 1800 Imlay
week sessions. At these 4th Monday of the month at City Rd., Lapeer - Regular Marimba Christmas
FREE 90-minute play- 9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot Immunization Clinic Hours: Concert. Romeo Parks and
groups, children will partici- in Marysville. For more info, (held in 2nd floor clinic area) Rec Center, 361 Morton
pate in storytime, develop- call Julie at 810-388-0868. Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; Street, Romeo. Wed., Nov.
mentally appropriate games By Appointment Only, 28. Concert 12:30-1:30,
and crafts, learn new skills, For those that have experi- Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30 Dessert 1:30-2 p.m. Enjoy
and enjoy a snack and social enced the death of a loved a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays music and some Christmas
time with other children. one, a support group is avail- 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac- treats for dessert. Call (586)
Parents will have the chance able facilitated by a trained cine is now available. For 752-6543 for price.
to talk to other adults with United Hospice Service additional info, to check if
same-age children. Register (UHS) bereavement volun- we accept your insurance, or Zumba Gold. Combines
now for the next session! teer. Marlette Regional to schedule an appointment dance steps with a low
Numerous locations and Hospital, 2770 Main Street please call 810-667-0448. impact routine. Bring water
and a face towel. Every
Monday and Wednesday

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10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Washington Parks and Rec
Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
Washington Twp. Fee
charged. Call (586) 752-6543
for info.
Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
Beneficial weight training.

St. Paul’s Blessed Hope
Every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday. Washington
Lutheran Church Baptist Church Parks and Rec Center ,
(ELCA) 57880 Van Dyke, Washington

1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
200 North Cedar (M-53) 859 N. Van Dyke Road Pastor Gayle Hortop Twp. Call (586) 752-6543 for
4411 Newark Road times and prices.
Imlay City, MI Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Phone: (586) 784-5854
Attica, MI 48412
810-724-2702 Sunday School - 10:00 am
810-724-1200 Sunday 2:30 pm

Sunday Morning - 11:00 am
email: Tuesday 7:00 pm
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening - 6:30 pm Wednesday Evening - 6:30 pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm
Pastor Tim Martin Soul winning is not our
Pastor Alan Casillas Sunday 10 a.m. Service 18
18 18 preference, but it’s our priority. Free tutor training for peo-
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont
18 ple who would like to help
others in our community
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church improve English skills.
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) Volunteer basis. Please call
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 Wayne Boyd, Pastor for orientation before train-
ing at 810-664-2737.
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am Volunteer for the Habitat for
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Youth Ministry Worship Services
of the month.
Junior Church and Nursery Available
MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Humanity of Lapeer County
Community Dinner:
Bible Studies Every
Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm at the office. Interested par-
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm
Monday and Tuesday Evenings
Bible Studies ties can call 810-664-7111
Pastor Ron Rouse
Tuesday Morning
Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services and speak to Carolyn,
Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
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Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI

Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave.

Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio Community (810) 395-7557
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5394 Main Street - Dryden (Across from the Library)
4:30 pm - St. Nicholas 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City 
810-796-3341 Sunday Masses Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Like Us On 8:00 am - Sacred Heart
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10:30 a.m. Worship Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.  (VFW) of Imlay City, Post
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth 10:00 am - St. Nicholas
Box 82
Nursery Available 12 noon (Spanish) - Scared Heart Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Confessions Imlay City, MI 48444 Supervised child care during all services (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Youth Group 6th-12th grade 3:00-4:00 pm at St. Nicholas
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays Tuesday 8:00 am - St. Nicholas 810.724.1747 Sunday School Veterans Meetings 2nd
Wednesday 10:00 am - Sacred Heart Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May Thursday, every other
Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
810-724-0687 18
Thursday 7:00 pm (Spanish) - St. Nicholas
Friday 7:00 pm - Sacred Heart 18
Worship Service: 10:00 am Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist 18 Staffed Nursery During Worship 18 month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings
1st Thursday every month, 7
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Saturday of every month, 10
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 275 Bancroft - Imlay City 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
Imlay City, MI 48444
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Missouri Synod 810-798-8855 Almont/Dryden Masons
Sunday Service (Corner of 5th Street) meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Corner of Almont Road 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City Sunday Worship Service
Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207 at 10:15 a.m. Thursday of the month at
Masonic Center in Almont.
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the Worship Time - 10:30 am Sunday School & Morning Adult Group 9:30 a.m. Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
Month Evening Service 2:30pm Children’s Church - 10:30 am Worship Service 10:30 a.m. The Imlay City American
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson
Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm Legion Post 135 meets the
810-724-3306 Kidz 4 Christ ~ Wednesday’s 6-7:30pm
2nd and last Wednesdays of
Rev. Curtis Clarke Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade
John Barker, Minister on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King the month at 7:30 p.m. The
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Catholic Church Evangelist Lutheran Church
3834 N. Mill Street, P.O. Box 208 Catholic Church Community
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI
Dryden MI 48428
872 Capac Rd.
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Guild meets the last
NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 810-395-7074 2720 Winslow Road Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS; 9:30 am - WORSHIP
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Weekday Mass: 10135 Lapeer Rd. in
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. JUNE 30 and JULY 1
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Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Steven Helms 6 p.m. For more info call
Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18 Christian Preschool Available 18 Phone: 810-724-6999 18
Lisa, 810-358-7294.

Explore nature and more at Seven Ponds

Variety of programs on tap at nature center throughout November
DRYDEN TWP. — Fee: $7 per child ($6 nature center. •Prairie Seed Collecting
Ample opportunities exist for members). Pre- Fee: $5 per scout. Call Walk on Sunday, November
to do some learning this registration is required by to pre-register by 25 at 2 p.m.
month at Seven Ponds calling 810-796-3200. November 15. Limit 20 Come and enjoy the
Nature Center. •Tigers Badge Day: scouts. changing seasons around
Here’s what’s on the Backyard Jungle on •Family Orienteering the ponds as we see how
calendar for November: Saturday, November 17 on Sunday, November 18 nature is getting ready for
•Family Pond Dipping from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at 2 p.m. winter. We will also ven-
on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 Scouts will complete Who needs a GPS ture out to the prairie and
a.m. to noon. this badge through many when you have a compass? collect seeds for you to
Have you ever won- hands-on activities and Bring the whole family out take home and plant, so
dered what lives under the investigations, and will for an exciting afternoon you can create your own
water? There is a lot more build their own birdhouse. learning how to use a com- tall-grass prairie.
down there besides fish. Fee: $14 per scout (includes pass. Then put your new The fee for most pro-

Photo provided
Join one of our naturalists building materials). Call to skills to the test with a trea- grams is the regular admis-
as we pond dip for aquatic pre-register by November sure hunt! sion fee ($3 adults, no
invertebrates down on the 15. Limit 20 scouts. •Thanksgiving Holiday charge for children 12 and
dock. •Daisy Badge Day: on Thursday, November 22 under, no charge for mem-
•Nature Study Series Three Cheers for Animals and Friday, November 23 bers), unless otherwise Raffle tickets are on sale now through
for Homeschoolers: Native on Saturday, November 17, The nature center will noted. December 1 for a fully-decorated Christmas
Americans and the Web of from 2- 4 p.m. be closed on these two Additional information tree. See the tree and purchase tickets at the
Life for Grades 3 & 4 on Scouts will complete days; as members are wel- can be found on the Capac Library.

‘Cranberry Christmas’
Wednesday, November 14 this badge while investigat- come to walk the trails nature center’s website,
from 1- 3 p.m. ing animals around the from dawn to dusk.
Have you ever eaten

will return to Capac

sunlight? Do you have
plants and animals in your
lunch? What is the origin of
your food, clothing, and
shelter? We will explore the
nature center from the per- Family friendly event is Dec. 1
spective of the Indians who By Maria Brown The Capac Chamber
used this land in the past, and other contributors will
and consider our relation- host a Food Truck
ship with the land today. A CAPAC — Get geared Giveaway that morning
slide show, specimens, and up—figuratively and liter- beginning at 11 a.m.
a walk will get students ally—for the holidays at Lots of free family fun
thinking about their signifi- the Capac Chamber of is on the schedule too
cant connections to the nat- Commerce’s 2018 including free horse-drawn
ural environment. Cranberry Christmas on wagon rides from 12-5
Fee: $4 per person December 1. p.m., free photo ops at Mr.
(adults who participate in Guests can snag some R’s Gingerbread Photo
the program also pay this holiday décor and gifts, Forest and Kid Stuff,
fee). To pre-register your enjoy some sweet treats Snacks and Crafts. From
child, call 810-796-3200. and kindle that Christmas 1:30-4 p.m., youngsters can
•Knee-High Naturalist spirit with help from Old stop by the Zumba Studio
Class (for preschool chil- Saint Nick that day, starting and make Christmas crafts
dren 3-4 years old): Once at 10 a.m. and enjoy face painting and
There Was a Tree on Shopping options free food, made possible by
Friday, November 16, from abound. Find that perfect the Capac Youth Baseball
10 - 11:30 a.m. gift at the Cranberry League, high school ath-
Enjoy time with your Christmas Craft Show or letes and the Chamber.
The Capac Library will
Website photo

child as we explore nature! Winter Berry Bazaar from

This class is hands-on as 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. host a Christmas Storyteller
we learn through stories, This marks the 12th at 1:30 p.m. followed by
games, crafts, hikes, and year the Capac Historical Pictures with Santa Claus
fun! We finish class with a Explore the wonders of the season through a myriad of fall programs Society has hosted a craft at 2:30 p.m.
themed, fun treat. offered at Seven Ponds Nature Center throughout November. show, featuring local arti- New this year is a Kids’
sans. At the Bazaar, hosted Holiday Scavenger Hunt at

Still time to register for Turkey Trot run/walk

by the Conrad Community 12:30 p.m. in the Town
Center, shoppers will find Hall Warming Tent. Ages
an array of homegrown and 5-12 are welcome to par-
homemade items for sale. ticipate.
New this year, the Chamber Guests of all ages are
ICCS fundraiser is November 17 ent on race day but still
want to support the school.
Bancroft streets.
The school will also and Capac Warriors will encouraged to check out
hold a Christmas Tree Sale the free Streetside S’Mores
By Maria Brown a.m. at the Imlay City Participants are be collecting canned Roast offered at two loca- Christian Reformed encouraged to get creative goods that day for St. at the Old Town Hall/
Mussey Township offices. tions-the Conrad
Church, 395 N. Cedar with their attire as prizes Paul’s Lutheran Food Community Center from
IMLAY CITY — Street and features a 1 will be handed out for the Pantry. Various sizes and prices
will be available. 12-2 p.m. and Lakestone
There’s still time to regis- mile Gobbler Gallop and best costumes. For more information Bank and Trust from 3-5:30
ter for the 4th Annual 5K Helena Turkey Trot. The 5K route will take or to register to partici- Guests also have a
chance to nab a fully deco- p.m.
Imlay City Christian Once again, organizers racers along 5th Street and pate, visit https://runsign- The night wraps up
School Helena Turkey are also offering a Stuffing the Polly Ann Trail while rated tree at a special raffle.
Tickets can be purchased at with a Memorial Tree
Trot on November 17. Strut Virtual 5K event for the Gallop route features a I m l a y C i t y / Lighting at 5:15 p.m. at the
The fun begins at 9:30 racers who can’t be pres- loop track along Main and ICCS2015TurkeyTrot the Capac Library for $5
now, until that that day, Conrad Community Center
with the raffle winner being followed by the Cranberry
announced at 6 p.m. that Christmas Parade at 5:30
p.m. Santa and other holi-
night. The tree was donated
and decorated by Carol day-themed floats will
Nemecek and proceeds travel down Main Street. At
Engineering from the tree raffle will
benefit the Capac High
6 p.m. Santa will flip the
switch for a Tree Lighting
Night School wrestling program,
coached by Jake Nemecek.
ceremony in front of Mr.
Downtown business, Entries are being
Love’s Creations and Just sought for the parade and
Imlay City Middle School Land Sales, will serve up applications can be found
hosted their 4th Annual free beverages and make- online at www.capaccham-
Family Engineering Night on and-take activities that day The registration
Thursday where (top) Dominic from 1-5 p.m. deadline is November 30.
and Kyle Schulte created a
snap circuit project together;
(middle) Borland Robotic Club RAISE THE BAR Printed Materials
members Bailey Sayle,
Landen Kipke and Morgan ON YOUR PRINT Business Cards

Signs & Banners
Robertson showed off their Promotional
creations along with teacher
Dave Spence; and (bottom) PRODUCTS Products
Graphic Design
families got the chance to try Fax & Copy
out an array of hands-on
activities with ties to manu-
facturing, architecture, aero- s&
space and civil engineering R e sult ranteed vice.
lity Gua y ser te!
and much more. The evening Quaervice  deliverject quo
also included displays and S p & pro
demonstrations. Fast r picku a free
offe for
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Mission: taking the 22 push-up chal-

lenge and introduced it at
Afghanistan and, because
of their personal battles
rials that honor those veter-
ans lost to suicide. “The
from page 1 Warren Consolidated with Post Traumatic Stress War At Home” memorial,
“Doing the push-ups Schools where he oversaw Disorder and Traumatic currently on display in
and the fundraising is how their career and technical Brain Injury, have pledged Norfolk, Virginia, features
we’ve decided to honor education program. Today, to “raise awareness, enlist 20 steel plates crafted in
veterans.” his former school is still support and end veteran the likeness of actual veter-
Since October 12, doing the challenge and suicide in America,” the ans. “Soaring” is on dis-
they’ve been working to now he’s proud to see it Mission 22 website states. play in Nashville, Indiana
collect donations for initiated in Lapeer County Mission 22 assists vet- and features 22 large scale
Mission 22 and raise too. erans by sponsoring gym leaves to represent the 22

Photo by Maria Brown

awareness about the sober- “This has become a memberships and training veterans who commit sui-
ing statistics. passion of mine,” Najor programs like Crossfit or cide every day.
Najor, who’s been an said. Judo. They also offer a full For more information
Air Force National Guard Brett Coultas, vice spectrum health program about Mission 22, visit
member for the last 16 president of the school’s called Warrior Integration their website at www.
years, said he became NTHS group, said it’s nice Student Nathan Russell shows off the custom- Now (WIN) that through
acquainted with Mission to see staff and students designed trophy that will be presented to the both physical and psycho- Related resources:
22 and the veteran suicide coming together to honor Ed Tech program that raises the most money logical means seeks to help •The U.S. Department
rate while taking suicide veterans. for Mission 22. veterans reduce trauma of Veterans Affairs offers a
awareness training. “I was sworn into the symptoms. Crisis Line for both veter-
“That’s a hard number Navy two months ago and Coultas said. from Lapeer, is custom Mission 22 also part- ans and military personnel
to hear. That’s a lot of I have a lot of family Whichever program designing in his CAD ners with other veteran at 1-800-273-8255, press 1.
folks,” Najor said. members who have served, raises the most money for classroom. organizations that offer an •The National Suicide
Later he learned that including my grandpa, Mission 22 will earn a tro- ••••• array of services like pro- Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-
some groups were under- uncles and cousins,” phy that Russell, a senior Mission 22 is an viding service dogs to mili- 273-TALK (8255), is a
Oregon-based non-profit tary veterans, equine-facili- free, confidential service.
founded by three veterans- tated therapy, individual •The Crisis Text Line,
Brad Hubbard, Magnus and family retreats and 741-741, is a free text mes-
Johnson and Mike financial resources. saging service that offers
Kissel—who completed Mission 22 has also support for anyone in cri-
tours of duty in Iraq and commissioned two memo- sis.

Website image
Photo by Tom Wearing

Mission 22 is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending veteran suicide.

Teachers: foreign languages.”

Cameron agreed that
filling the need for out-
teachers have become an
easy target and frequent
scapegoat for problems
Orchard Primary Watch DOGS volunteer Aaron Machiniak oversees a from page 1
standing teachers, regard- that are outside their con-
reading comprehension project with a group of fourth grade boys that experience and research on less of their gender, is inte- trol,” said Cameron. “I
included his son, Austin, who is seated at his right. the subject. gral for Michigan to re- believe these factors have
Cameron pointed out establish itself as a region- made the profession less
that elementary level
Big DOGS: teachers face every day.
Volunteers also gain
greater awareness of the
Schools Supt. Dr. Bill
Kalmar sees many advan-
tages to increasing fathers’
teaching has traditionally
been dominated by
al and national leader.
“This isn’t simply a
appealing to both young
men and women.
male or female issue,” “There has been a gen-
from page 1 positive impact a positive participation and involve- females, resulting in the Cameron said. “The num- eral erosion of respect for
dents of bullying and fight- male influence can have on ment at the school. perception among some bers of both men and the teaching profession,”
ing and helping maintain a student’s life, particularly He credited Szlachta that teaching is a profes- women pursuing teaching he added. “I’ve witnessed
an environment conducive as it applies to a student’s for taking the initiative to sion more suitable to careers has been steadily this in my 25-year career.”
to learning. academic performance, bring the Watch women. declining.” Kalmar agreed that
Orchard Primary self-esteem and social DOGS program to Orchard “This perception con- As evidence of this public school teachers are
Principal Jennifer Szlachta behavior. Primary. tributes to a cycle in which troubling trend, Cameron often held responsible for
said the response to her “For me, this is a great “She researched it, the profession is consid- noted that enrollment lev- the failings of American
appeal for Watch DOGS in way to get involved and to planned the implementa- ered by males as being less els in the teaching pro- society.
the school’s September learn more about what’s tion and is running the pro- viable,” Cameron said. grams at most major “Our teachers and
newsletter was greater than going on inside the boys’ gram,” said Kalmar. “She “They may associate the Michigan colleges and uni- schools have been unjustly
anticipated. school,” Machiniak said. really deserves the credit profession as one intended versities are down dramati- pilloried by both sides of
“We must have had “One of the things that — as do our male volun- for females and not consid- cally. the political spectrum,”
200 kids and about 140 has jumped out to me is teers. er teaching as a career He cited the University said Kalmar. “Especially
dads, stepdads, grandpas, how teachers have to man- “The greatest benefit I path.” of Michigan-Ann Arbor, by our Michigan
uncles and other volunteers age a classroom full of see in this program is the Cameron said studies where teacher program Legislature.
show up at our ‘Dads and kids. It’s amazing to me message it sends to our reveal that some men numbers fell by 42% and “The politicians and
Kids’ Pizza Night on how a lot of teachers students,” Kalmar said. adhere to the idea that they Michigan State University, some of the media have
October 3, “ Szlachta said. assign jobs to every kid in “That our whole communi- must be the primary which has experienced a turned what was one of the
“It was a huge turnout and the room, and how every ty is engaged and invested “breadwinners,” and that 45% decline in students noblest pursuits in our
shows the support our kids kid does their job. The in their education. the teaching profession wishing to pursue a career society,” he continued,
receive from parents and teachers have to be very “When students see would not afford them the in education. “into a career option that
the community.” organized and the kids their dads come into their opportunity to fill that role. Similar declines were our younger generation is
Szlachta said about 69 have to respond to the school—they cannot miss Kalmar said he reported by Eastern avoiding.”
men have signed up to structure of the school the emphasis,” he contin- believes the absence of Michigan University, 37%; Cameron noted that
devote at least one full day day.” ued. “For the dads, it pro- male teachers at the ele- Western Michigan such criticisms come at a
a year at Orchard Primary Machiniak said the stu- vides them opportunities to mentary level is in many University, 62%; and U-M- time when incoming teach-
to walk the halls, observe dents he has encountered see how our schools oper- cases a matter of choice. Flint, 40%. ers are receiving reduced
school entranceways, visit tend to be very excited ate and how dedicated our “I think this is more a The only Michigan col- retirement benefits,
classrooms, read to, eat about the program, as has staff is to their children. function of professional lege to buck the trend was decreased health care
lunch with and generally Orchard Primary’s teaching “Programs like Watch preference rather than any- Central Michigan options and fewer perks.
be male role models to the staff DOGS help strengthen the thing else,” said Kalmar. University, which saw an Meanwhile, they are
school’s 500-plus students “I’ve heard nothing but bridge between the schools “Many male teachers are increase of 6%. subject to “increased and
in grades K-4. positive things,” he said. and the community,” interested in athletics or “Education Week sometimes “unrealistic”
Helping kick off “The kids have been excit- Kalmar said. “We cannot specific content, such as recently ran an article accountability standards set
Orchard Primary’s Watch ed to see and meet the succeed without that part- science. Therefore, they detailing the results of a forth by the state and fed-
DOGS program on Watch DOGS and the nership.” gravitate toward the older comprehensive study that eral governments.
Monday, Oct. 15 was teachers have welcomed us Szlachta explained that grade levels.” revealed that teaching is “Our teachers are inun-
Aaron Machiniak, a father in their classrooms with Orchard Primary’s program As evidence, Kalmar now considered an undesir- dated with mandates,
of two elementary students open arms.” is open to male volunteers pointed to the 25% of male able career,” Cameron reporting procedures and
(Austin and Blake), and Students, too, have who have direct relation- teachers at Almont Middle noted. “That is primarily questionable accounting
who SZlachta respectfully been providing their per- ships with OPS students, School and about 50% at based on the profession’s measures; all of which
refers to as “The Big sonal take on the role of including fathers, stepfa- the high school. perceived lack of autono- have increased exponen-
DOG.” the Watch DOGS, said thers, grandfathers and Fewer women, too my and low wages. tially in recent years,”
A fulltime firefighter in Szlachta. uncles. “I’m not as worried “I would concur that Cameron said.
Clinton Township, “I talked to some of She added that all about a shortage of male these are leading reasons,” As a result, Cameron
Machiniak represents the our fourth graders and their Watch DOGS are required teachers as I am a shortage he continued. “Though I said there is less stability
ideal image of a male role comments were ‘I liked to wear a WD t-shirt iden- of good, high-quality also believe the profession and security in the profes-
model—whether he’s your that they played with us at tifying them as volunteers teachers in general,” has been devalued by seg- sion today than there was
dad or somebody else’s. recess,’ ‘It’s awesome,’ while on school grounds. Kalmar said. “Michigan ments of society over the 20 years ago.
His first assignment on ‘they are cool,’ and ‘It’s a They must also adhere has a teacher shortage, past 15-20 years.
Monday was to lead a good idea to get our dads to a list of requirements to especially in specific areas “For some reason,
reading/discussion group involved in school.’ ensure that student safety such as the sciences and Teachers page 16
outside Mrs. Paulynn “I heard one child talk- is of the greatest priority.
Bartlett’s 4th-grade class ing to a Watch DOG, and Specifically, all Watch
that included his older son, saying, ‘so you’re here to DOGS must only use fac-
Austin, 9, and several other protect us?’ to which he ulty/staff restrooms; never
boys. responded ‘yes,’ to which be alone with students; fol-
Whether his role was the child replied ‘that is low the school’s confiden-
listening, reading or engag- good that you’re helping to tiality policies; not use
ing the boys in critical keep us safe.’” profanity or any form of
thinking, it was evident Machiniak noted that tobacco while on school
Machiniak was connecting Szlachta and the OPS grounds; do not share reli-
with his young charges. office staff have been par- gious or political views;
Dads’ rewards ticularly supportive of the limit use of personal cell
Based on 20 years of men’s efforts. phones and similar devic-
success, the Watch DOGS “Mrs. Szlachta has es; and to never engage in
experience has had signifi- taken on all of the work any conduct that might
cant rewards for those who load associated with sched- bring disrespect to himself,
volunteer. uling the Watch DOGS,” a student, the school or the
Not only do they catch he said. “And (office staff) Watch DOGS program.
File photo

a glimpse of their students’ Susie Stone and Tracy For further information
lives at school, they are Miller also help with a lot or to become a Watch
able to observe first-hand of the ‘behind the scenes’ DOGS male volunteer, call Imlay City science teacher Dave Spence (back row) enjoys his job so
some of the challenges handling of the day-to-day Orchard Primary School at much that he organizes and teaches a free summer program for children
today’s youth and their operations.” 810-798-7019. interested in the study and application of robotics.

Rural Lifestyles
A season-long stalwart: Sedum
s the succulent fad over that, they last for-ev-er in a five years ago. Sure,
yet? Don’t get me vase. I think I picked three they’ll dial back their
wrong, I like those stems at one point this enthusiasm when it gets
funky plants and the summer and over the dry and hold off on bloom-
wreaths and troughs you course of a month just ing, but all it takes is one
can display them in but swapped out the other nice shower and they’re
their finicky needs turn me flowers that didn’t last as refreshed.
off. long. Their root system is
Somewhat surprisingly, When they do bloom, pretty uncomplicated too.
an out- the bees are all over them With shallow roots, they’re
door and who can blame them? easy to dig up, split and
genus of Those large, mostly flat transplant in new locations.
succu- flower heads must be pret- I have a patch of very
lents— ty nice to crawl over when sandy, but rocky soil that I
stonecrop Creeping kinds, like foraging for pollen and can’t dig deep enough
or Fuldaglut, are fantastic nectar. Earlier this fall I holes in to plant much else.
sedum— and hardy groundcov- was snapping pictures of One of the upright sedums
Garden Variety... aren’t
anything doesn’t matter much if
both bumble and honey
bees on the Autumn Joy
given to me by a neighbor
self-seeds but isn’t obtru-
Maria Brown like the
they have the perfect
amount of water or sun-
kind and wondered if their
foraging would be the
sive. Every spring, little
sedum plants crop up adja-

Photo by Maria Brown

kind in light for that nutrient equivalent to putting a cent to the original plants
terms of care. It seems that uptake. human in a ball pit filled and they are perfect for
regardless of the type, I especially like with donuts. filling in spots that other-
wise only host weeds.
This particular sedum
is shorter than Autumn Joy Upright sedums, a staple in the fall garden,
with very light pink flow- have blooms in a range of colors and can tol-
ers that start blooming in erate a variety of conditions.
mid- to late-summer. It
resembles the ‘Brilliant’ or and offer to help a friend Contact Maria at
‘Carmen’ varieties. When divide a robust specimen. mbrown@pageone-inc.
the actual florets stop They’ll be happy to share. com.
blooming the entire flower
head turns a yellowish
green rather than brown.
Even if they get too much Weather For the week of
of what they don’t like-
shade, nutrients or water-
they won’t necessarily die. Oct. 30-Nov. 5
Often the upright kinds,
like Autumn Joy, will start
Lapeer station Emmett station
to flop over if they’re not Minimum temp. Minimum temp.
Photo by Maria Brown

particularly happy, espe-

cially later in the season
but, by that point, every-
26 on Sat., 3rd 27 on Sunday, 4th
thing is starting to lose its
vigor, including this gar-
Maximum temp. Maximum temp.
Autumn Joy is one of the most commonly grown sedums. It’s deep pink
flowers turn a bronze color and add winter interest to the landscape.
If your yard is current-
55.9 on Wed., 31st 51.1 on Monday, 5th
sedums are extremely sedums for their season- The ground cover or creep-
ly sedum-free, remedying
that situation shouldn’t be
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require a lot of nutrients. flower heads that are great ‘Fuldaglut,’ is doing just

Because they need very lit- to add to mixed bouquets that in the gravel-y slope I
tle “food” from the soil, it for their texture. On top of stuck them in more than

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Almont Theatre Group

set to rock Nov. 16-18
Thompson in lighting,
Students offer 3 performances backstage the sound booth.
of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ “We Will Rock You” is
a rock musical based on the
By Tom Wearing advance at the ticket table songs of British rock band outside the Almont High Queen and a book by Ben
School office the evenings Elton.
ALMONT — If you of Nov. 12-15 from 5-7 The musical tells the
think you’ve been hearing p.m. story of a group of
the songs of the legendary The musical is directed Bohemians who struggle to
rock band, Queen,” ema- by John Miles, with assis- restore the free exchange of
nating from inside Almont tance from Jennifer thought, fashion and live
High School lately, your Mitchell, Karen Nielsen music at a time when every-

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ears are not deceiving you. and Jenni Sullivan on cos- one dresses, thinks and acts
What you hear are the same.
members of the Almont It’s also a time when
High School Theatre musical instruments and
Company rehearsing for composers are forbidden, Main cast of ‘We Will Rock You’ to take center staage next weekend.
their production of “We and rock music is all but
Will Rock You” from Nov. unknown. Rock You” includes both Allison Michell as Ozzy. Sullivan, Lauren Webster,
16-18 in the high school The musical features high school and middle Other high school cast Olivia Kalmar, LilyLynn
auditorium. more than 20 hit Queen school students. members performing in Martin, Elijah Kornak,
Show dates and times songs, including “Another Lead performers multiple roles include Gradin DePauw, Ayla
are: Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 tumes, makeup, set design One Bites the Dust,” include Liam Palmer as Annika Tessmer, Grace Delaurier, Autumn Hunger,
p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 and props; along with vocal “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Galileo and Danielle White Heiden, Lukas Neilsen, Rachael Johnson, Veronica
p.m.; and Sunday, Nov, 18 coach, Alexandra Zambelli. “Killer Queen,” “We Will as Scaramouche; Chloe Jacob Ashbrook, Anna Luzinski, Ashley Bryan,
at 2 p.m. Also integral to the Rock You,” “Somebody To Kunz as Killer Queen and Wedemeyer, Samantha Gabby Ujkic, Yelena
Tickets are $10 for high school production are Love,” “We Are The Aaron Bryan in the role of Keller, Madison Miles and Calcaterra and Alexis
adults and $8 for students/ production engineer Logan Champions” and “Don’t Commander Khashoggi; Brooke Cynowa. Campbell. Jenni Sullivan
children. Maciejewski and Rachel Stop Me Now.” Kenny Pavalek as Buddy; Middle school partici- helps prep the younger cast
Tickets are available in Trisler, Troy Pape and Julia The cast of “We Will Alex Trombley as Brit; and pants are Emmerson members.

Who’s Your
Mark Taylor and
Cheryl Martin were
recently recognized
as the latest recipi-
ents in Capac
School’s ‘Who’s
Your Chief?’ staff
recognition pro-
gram. Presenting
the awards, which
include Capac Cash
and discount cards,
was Supt. Jeff
Terpenning. Donors
to the program
Photo by Tom Wearing

include Capac
Chamber of
Commerce and the
Athletic Boosters.
Taylor performs the
district’s mainte-
Almont A&W celebrates nance and Martin is
a bus driver and
assists with
Mike Vinckier Jr. cuts the ribbon at Thursday’s (Nov. 1) Grand Opening groundskeeping.
Celebration at Almont’s new A&W restaurant at 4549 Van Dyke (M-53). Terpenning said the
Among those present were Mike Vinckier Sr. and family members, district is grateful
along with Almont Village Manager Mike Connors and representatives for all the work,
from the Almont Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development often times behind
Authority and Tri-County Bank. The weekend-long celebration fea- the scenes, that
Facebook photos

tured prizes, giveaways and daily food specials, along with a canned both perform.
food drive for a chance at wining a $100 Visa Gift Card. Vinckier Jr.
thanked and acknowledged the community for its loyal and continued
support of the restaurant, Vinckier Foods and Vinckier’s ACE store.

The best place to find it, Teachers: female imbalance at the

national and state levels,
which usually runs concur-
from page 14 rently with discussion
sell it, buy it, “All the while, teach-
ers also face unprecedented
about the lack of minorities
entering the profession,”

and announce it.

government intrusion and said Cameron “I have
incumbrances, limiting raised these issues in our
their time and ability to district. Particularly in
teach,” he said. light of research that sug-
Cameron alluded that gests there is a clear need
the existing governmental for more positive male and
overreach and diminished minority role models in
local control of school dis- schools.”
tricts contributes heavily to Who are the teachers?
a “less-than-optimal” envi- Despite the myriad
ronment for teachers. challenges today’s teachers
Kalmar agreed. encounter, Cameron said
“The teacher shortage those entering the profes-
is a very serious problem,” sion do so with added pas-
CLASSIFIED RATES: he said. “But I believe it is
the result of a very calcu-
sion and commitment.
“Every teacher with

One Week - 20 Words - $12.00 CLASSIFIED lated effort to strip the pro-
fession of its appeal.
“Many went into teach-
whom I work could be suc-
cessful in any number of
other careers,” said
Two Weeks - 20 Words - $18.00 DISPLAY RATE: ing for the benefits, securi-
ty and personal rewards as
Cameron. “The main draw
the profession still has,
Four Weeks - 20 Words - $24.00 $7.00 per column inch
much as the wages,” he
continued. “You strip away
above all others, is the
value and reward of help-
tenure and health insur- ing children learn and
25¢ extra per word over 20 words ance—and wages remain grow.
stagnant— why would “People currently in
Call to place an item in the Classifieds today: anyone want to teach? the system or those arriv-

“Less respect and less ing at the door are here out
reward results in fewer of a genuine passion to
men, fewer women and teach and to help children
fewer minorities going into be successful,” he contin-
the teaching profession,” ued. “They believe in

Tri-City Times
Kalmar concluded. being positive forces in the
Cameron said the fact lives of our children.
that fewer men and fewer “They still enter the
minorities are entering the teaching profession
profession is a matter that because they love kids and
has been broached by the because they want to
594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City Imlay City School Board. devote themselves to being “There is emerging a part of the teaching and
dialogue about the male/ learning process.”


Dryden runs to
seventh place
All-Staters Knuth, Rozanski
pace team to top ten
By Kevin Kissane incredible. Each has
Tri-City Times Sports Editor worked so hard. They are
now the first All-State
DRYDEN — The cross country runners in
Dryden boys’ cross coun- Dryden history.”
try team watched an out- Saugatuck (62 points)
standing season reach an paced the field assembled.
endpoint with a seventh- They were followed by
place showing last Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart
Saturday at the Division 3 (102 points), East Jordan
state finals. (153), Breckenridge (157),

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Michigan International Unionville Sebewaing
Speedway, in Brooklyn, is Area (227), Muskegon
where the meet was con- Western Michigan
tested. Christian (266), Dryden
“To say the boys (293), Plymouth Christian
exceeded my expectations Academy (295), Potterville
is an understatement,” (295), Hillsdale Academy Jace Rinke, of Almont, fights for a first down during Friday’s game versus Frankenmuth.
Dryden Coach Kory (301), Beal City (333),

Raider playoff hopes end

Lohrmann said. “We Bridgman (388), Concord
have worked hard this year (391), Lutheran Westland
and knew we could be (408), Mayville (411),
competitive at the state Saranac (422), Lake
level,” he noted. Leelanau St. Mary (426),
“Realistically I thought Ellsworth (429),
it was possible for us to Kalamazoo Christian
finish around 10th, but to
wind up seventh is phe-
nomenal. It was a great
(430), Hudson (471),
Rochester Hills Lutheran
Northwest (475), Gobles
Frankenmuth wins 28-22 in final minute
effort at states for us in our (495), Mason County By Kevin Kissane great job leading our team.
first team appearance. Eastern (523), Bear Lake- Tri-City Times Sports Editor They have put in the work
Brenden (Knuth) and required to achieve what
Ethan (Rozanski) were Seventh page 18 ALMONT — Almont we achieved. Also, thank
fell six points short when you to the parents and fans
the final scores were tal- of Almont football for sup-
lied, dropping a 28-22 ver- porting us all season long.
dict to Frankenmuth in a It was a special season that
Division 5, Region 3, many of us will never for-
District 2 championship get.:
Photo by Kevin Kissane

football playoff confronta- In Friday’s confronta-

tion it hosted last Friday tion, Almont needed just 49
night. seconds to put up the
With the outcome, game’s first points.
Frankenmuth (9-2) advanc- On just their third
es to Friday’s regional Players from the Almont and Frankenmuth offense play, Almont took
championship clash. There football teams collide in Friday’s matchup. advantage of a Michael
they will square off versus Luljuraj touchdown tote
host Portland at 7 p.m. ball game in a great playoff Frankenmuth earned it covering 19 yards of terri-
Almont sees an impressive atmosphere,” Almont tonight,” he noted. tory to go ahead. The try
10-1 campaign draw to a Coach James Leusby said. “I would like to say a for two that followed failed,
close. “It is tough to end our sea- special thank you to our
“This was a great foot- son this way but seniors that have done a Playoffs page 22
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Broncos playoff dreams dashed

Dryden’s Ethan Rozanski (L) and Brenden
Knuth (R) pose for a photo with the medals North Branch loses to St. Clair Saints, 62-29 the quarter without allow-
ing any more successful
they won at the Div. 4 state finals. touchdowns from the
By Charlise Hyde, Brent runs. The first one was a and attempted a field goal
Saints. Even when the
Lange, Garrett completed pass from by Ian Conley. The 27-yard
Broncos were trying to shut
VanWormer and Alyssa Bronco Gerrid Rutledge to field goal was good. Shortly
them out, St. Clair had the

Dryden girls wind Wichtner Nathan Farnsworth and the after, the Broncos kicked
ball with 30 seconds left
second touchdown was a the ball to the Saints. The and scored a 6-yard run
run by Bronco Josh Boyne. punt returner Ethan Mahn
from Mahn. The score
NORTH BRANCH — Neither had a successful ran for a 72-yard return and

up in 23rd place
going into halftime was
The North Branch Broncos two-point conversion scored.
41-23 Saints.
journey has come to an end, attempt. Five minutes before the
North Branch fans were
after taking a loss against St. Clair scored three half ended the Saints con-
hoping for the Broncos to
Cardinal girls St. Clair 62-29.
The first quarter of last
touchdowns on the Broncos
defense, taking the lead
nected for a 10-yard touch-
down pass to Austin turn things around from the
first half. The third quarter
reach states Friday’s game was a rough
start for the Broncos. North
21-12 going into the second
Schweiger. North Branch’s
Rutledge scored a 29-yard started with the Broncos
receiving from a St. Clair
for first time in Branch scored two touch-
downs, while St. Clair
The Broncos struggled
to find an offensive rhythm.
rushing touchdown and
also completed the two- Saints kicker.

school history scored three. Both touch-

downs where 63-plus yard
They pushed the ball down
to St. Clair’s 27-yard line
point conversion. The
Broncos tried to close out Broncos page 22
By Kevin Kissane

Dryden wins
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

The Dryden girls’ cross

first district
country team registered a
23rd-place finish last
Saturday at the Division 4
state finals.

since 1999
Michigan International
Speedway, in Brooklyn, is
where the meet was con-
“Our girls really came By Kevin Kissane 1999.
on strong at the end of the Tri-City Times Sports Editor With the outcome,
season,” Dryden Coach Dryden bumps its mark to
Kory Lohrmann said. “The DRYDEN — The 12-3 overall.
exciting part is we will be Dryden volleyball team “I feel the whole
returning four of our top saw to it that their postsea- Dryden community was
five runners,” he noted. son path would continue a behind us,” Dryden Coach
“Competing at states bit longer, pulling out a Jill Grusnick commented.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

was a great experience for heart-stopping 22-25, “It was earned and well
them. I think that will 27-25, 25-10, 19-25, 15-9 deserved,” she noted.
serve them well next year.” victory over Deckerville in “This group of girls
Mount Pleasant Sacred a Division 4 district cham- worked hard to win the
Heart took team honors, Dryden’s Teagan pionship encounter it host- district. I could not be
thanks to an output of 69 Norman heads to the ed last Friday night. more proud to be their Madison Stofcheck, of Dryden, connects on a
finish-line at the Div. 4 It marked Dryden’s shot at the net during a district match at home
Dryden page 18 state finals. first top district finish since District page 18 this past week.

Dryden: Girls wind up in 23rd place

from page 17
points. Saugatuck (82 points), Muskegon
Western Michigan Christian (199),
Hillsdale Academy (235), Pittsford (245),
Frankfort (275), Fowler (278), Ubly
(278), East Jordan (298), Hudson (312),
Plymouth Christian Academy (320),
Lansing Christian (322), Lake Leelanau

Photo by Kevin Kissane

St. Mary (369), Battle Creek St. Philip
(389), Bridgman (390), Carson City
Crystal (400), Ellsworth (490), Royal Oak
Shrine (439), Breckenridge (454),
Marcellus (458), Saginaw Michigan
Lutheran Seminary (497), Maple City
The Dryden boys’ cross country team took seventh at the Div. 4 state Glen Lake (499), Dryden (504),
meet. They are (L to R) coach Kory Lohrmann, Ethan Knuth, John Potterville (516), Clarkston Everest
Lynch, Ronny Hudson, Ethan Rozanski, Brenden Knuth, Reed Hall and Collegiate (529), Johnannesburg-Lewiston
Andrew Sisler. (569) and Athens (677) held down places
two through 27. Dryden’s Hannah Peyerk picks up
Teagan Norman, 89th, 22:05.6; paced
Seventh: Dryden finishes in top ten Dryden that day.
Hannah Peyerk, 125th, 22:32.5; fur-
the pace in the Div. 4 race.
Maria Ryan, 152nd, 23:15.2; Alissa Hurd,
from page 17 nished Dryden’s next best performance. 186th, 24:09.4; and Kylie DeVlaminck,
The Cardinals also counted results from 195th, 24:22.3.
Onekama (532), Addison (545) and
Johannesburg-Lewiston (575) and
Mendon (626).
Brenden Knuth led Dryden that
day. Knuth stopped the watch at
17:00.3, paving the way to an 11th.
Ethan Rozanski, 13th, 17:03.3l;
posted the next quickest Dryden
For their performances, Knuth and
Rozanski received All-State accolades
(reserved for the top-30 finishers in

Photo by Kevin Kissane

the race).
Ronny Hudson, 97th, 18:24.4; fur-
nished Dryden’s third swifest time.
He was backed by Andrew Sisler,
159th, 19:03.1; and Reed Hall, 160th,
Ethan Knuth, 239th, 22:42.5; and The Dryden girls’ cross country team pulled up 23rd at the Div. 4 state
Dryden’s Andrew Sisler competes at John Lynch, 23:23.8; 241st, also par- meet. They are (L to R) coach Kory Lohrmann, Kelsey Hempstead, Maria
the Div. 4 state meet last Saturday. ticipated for Dryden that day. Ryan, Alissa Hurd, Hannah Peyerk, Teagan Norman and Kylie DeVlaminck.

FINAL Kissane

Kerry Celery
Klug City

Athlete of the Week

Photo provided

The Dryden volleyball team won a district title last Friday. They are front (L to R) Ally Sobek, Paige
Abromaitis, Natalie Poirier and Kelli Schenkel; and back coach Jill Grusnick, Erin Paton, Abby
Hurd, Erin Boettcher, Alyssa Daoud, Madison Stofcheck, Natalie Embree, Ella Kage and assistant
coach Christopher Schenkel.

District: Cardinals win first title since 1999

from page 17 featuring four aces) notched Dryden’s Schenkel (seven) plus Boettcher
highest point totals. and Stofcheck (two apiece) provided
Dryden senior cross Dryden senior cross coach. We look forward to our Erin Boettcher (15), Kelli Dryden’s blocks.
country standout country standout Ethan upcoming regional match.” Schenkel (eight), Natalie Poirier and Ella Kage handled Dryden’s
Brenden Knuth took 11th Rozanski placed 13th in Ally Sobek (24, featuring one Stofcheck (six each) along with playmaking responsibilities that
in the Div. 4 race at the the Div. 4 race last ace), Ella Kage (22, including four Sobek (five) registered Dryden’s top evening. She was credited with 28
state meet last Saturday. Saturday at the state kill outputs. assists.
For his effort, Knuth aces) and Madison Stofcheck (20,
shares our Boys’ Athlete For his effort,
of the Week honor. Rozanski shares our
Boys’ Athlete of the Football Stats and Standings
Week honor.
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Kulin (IC) 2 Navarro (C) 9 31 3.4 Almont 11 4648 422 Dryden 0-5 2-7
Robinson (C) 1 Hausmann (A) 11 30 2.8 Receiving Dryden 4 863 216
C Yds Avg Capac 9 2095 233 Greater Thumb League
Kalmus (C) 1 Interceptions Schapman (A) 23 679 29.5 Imlay City 9 1846 205 East Division
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Cross Country

Kwierant, Kline run

in state Div. 3 finals
By Kevin Kissane (152), Clare (183), Traverse
Tri-City Times Sports Editor City St. Francis (208),
Shepherd (223), Kent City
ALMONT — Almont’s (233), Benzie Central
Emily Kwierant generated (246), McBain (285), St.
a 21:26.8 time on the way Louis (295), Harbor
to a 120th and teammate Springs (302), Charlevoix
Katrina Kline furnished a (340), Byron (359), Ithaca
time of 22:38.6 en route to (378), Hanover-Horton
a 183rd last Saturday at the (385), Grand Rapids
Division 3 cross country Covenant Christian (401),
state meet. Bloomingdale (414),
Michigan International Jackson Lumen Christi

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Photo by Kevin Kissane
Speedway, in Brooklyn, is (436), Stockbridge (492),
where the meet was con- Galesburg-Augusta (546),
tested. Hartford (559), Quincy
Hart (43 points) won (585), Allen Park Cabrini
the team title that day. (593), Marine City (616),
They were followed by Ida (654), Dundee (658) Imlay City’s Mary Lengemann (R) looks to Imlay City’s Jessica Denver (center) battles it
Grandville Calvin Christian and Grosse Pointe Woods move up in the pack during the Div. 2 race. out during the Div. 2 race at the state finals.
(143), Pewamo-Westphalia University Liggett (695).
Lengemann, Denver run at states
(L) and By Kevin Kissane last Saturday at the Division Divine Child (244), Grand Zeeland West (418),
Katrina Tri-City Times Sports Editor 2 cross country state finals. Rapids Christian (258), St. Marshall (441), Mason
Kline (R) Michigan International Johns (260), Holland (460), Flint Powers Catholic
are off and IMLAY CITY — Speedway, in Brooklyn, is Christian (266), Grosse Ile (476), Bloomfield Hills
running in Imlay City’s Mary where the meet was con- (278), Otsego (285), Marian (479), Parma
the Div. 3 Lengemann posted a time tested. Fremont (290), Ada Forest Western (528), Frankenmuth
race at the of 20:53.3 and her team- East Grand Rapids Hills Eastern (294), (539), Zeeland East (564),
state finals mate Jessica Denver regis- topped the team standings, Goodrich (350), Milan Cros-Lex (579), Marysville
last tered a 21:26 clocking, thanks to a total of 51 (356), Cadillac (356), (592) and Warren Regina
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Saturday. good enough for respective points. Dewitt (159 points), Freeland (396), Pontiac (626) occupied places two
finishes of 135th and 168th, Petoskey (169), Dearborn Notre Dame Prep (413), through 27.


Almont bows out to North Branch

Imlay City’s
looks to
fend off the By Kevin Kissane
challenge Tri-City Times Sports Editor
of a pair of
foes at the ALMONT — The Almont varsity
Division 2 volleyball team saw their postseason
state meet path halted, falling 9-25, 14-25, 9-25 to
in Brooklyn host North Branch (no. 4, Division 2)
last in a district volleyball semifinal
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Saturday. encounter last Wednesday night.

Maria Bussone paced all Almont
hitters, cranking out six kills. Sarah
Ford (two kills) and Hannah
Landerschier (one) supported her per-
Schapman competes Kallan Ruhala and Bussone (six
each) furnished Almont’s highest dig
Photo by Kevin Kissane

outputs. Savannah Karbel and Luisa

at Div. 2 state meet Oliver (five apiece) supported their

Sofija Matovska and Bussone (one
By Kevin Kissane Speedway, in Brooklyn, is
Tri-City Times Sports Editor where the meet was con- each) collected Almont’s blocks.
tested. Almont also received eight assists Almont’s Molleigh Rinke (#10) and Sarah Ford (#11) look to
IMLAY CITY — Chelsea (121 points), courtesy of Matovska. redirect a North Branch shot in district play last week.
Imlay City’s Evan paced the field assembled.
Schapman, the lone Tri- They were followed by
City Area participant in the
race, notched a time of
17:35 en route to a 147th
Fremont (134), Spring
Lake (199), Zeeland West
(201), Otsego (202),
Dryden turns back
C-PS in three sets
last Saturday at the Division Corunna (226), Cedar
2 cross country state finals.
Michigan International Schapman page 22
By Kevin Kissane Kage handled the bulk
Tri-City Times Sports Editor of Dryden’s playmaking
responsibilities. She
DRYDEN — Dryden wound up with 34 assists.
picked up a 25-23, 25-14, Erin Boettcher (12),
25-19 victory over visiting Kelli Schenkel (seven) and
Carsonville-Port Sanilac in Natalie Poirier (five) fur-
a Division 4 volleyball dis- nished Dryden’s top kill
trict semifinal meeting it outputs.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

hosted last Thursday. Boettcher (three) plus

Brown Barker Swantek Ally Sobek (17, includ- Alyssa Daoud, Sobek,
ing an ace), Ella Kage (15) Kage and Poirier (one each)

Brown, Barker, Swantek

and Madison Stofcheck contributed Dryden’s digs.
(13, featuring a pair of Sobek, Stofcheck and
Dryden’s Ally Sobek stops an opposing shot aces) supplied Dryden’s Schenkel (two apiece)
during a district match last Thursday. highest point totals. added Dryden’s blocks.

end year at state meet Capac falls in five

By Kevin Kissane 18:40.6 for 181st.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Caro (61 points) was
the meet champion. They
were followed by Pewamo-
sets to Sandusky
Almont’s Jackson Brown Westphalia (100 points), By Kevin Kissane Bruman (six), Shelby
furnished a 17:32.7 time on Shepherd (195), Hanover- Tri-City Times Sports Editor Husovsky and Izabelle
the way to an 87th, heading Horton (206), Grandville Amador (two apiece) along
a list of three Tri-City Area Calvin Christian (215), CAPAC — Capac put with Hopkins (one) fur-
competitors at the Division Hart (220), McBain (244), up a good fight, only to fall nished Capac’s kills.
3 cross country state finals Berrien Springs (267), by a narrow 21-25, 18-25, Amador (21), Husovsky
last Saturday. Dundee (303), Charlevoix 25-20, 25-18, 9-15 count to (20), Dean (17), Fay
Michigan International (326), Ann Arbor Greenhills Sandusky in a Division 3 Abdelnour and Hull (eight
Speedway, in Brooklyn, is (352), Ithaca (375), Harbor district volleyball semifinal each), Hopkins (five),
where the meet was con- Springs (393), Kent City meeting last Wednesday Smith (four) plus Alyssa
tested. (395), Benzie Central night. Orlando, Meriah Mason
Capac’s Hank Barker (403), Bloomingdale (410), Marlette High School is and Bruman (one apiece)
managed the next swiftest Montrose (414), Clare where the action unfolded. accounted for Capac’s digs.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

clocking among the Tri- (436), Jonesville (447), McKennah Hopkins Smith (two) and
City Area entries. Barker Holland Black River (458), handled the playmaking Bruman (one) provided
stopped the watch at 18:23 Sandusky (481), Traverse responsibilities for Capac. Capac’s blocks.
en route to 150th. City St. Francis (492), Ida She wound up with 18 Husovsky (three),
Logan Swantek, of (503), Bangor (527), assists. Amador (two) along with
Capac, also tested his Onsted (541), Byron (639) Samantha Hull (16), Hopkins, Dean and Capac’s Alexis Bruman (L) and Samantha Hull
endurance skills at states. and Madison Heights Ally Dean and Aubree Hull (one each) added (R) go up to block a Sandusky shot last
Swantek posted a time of Bishop Foley (733). Smith (seven each), Alexis Capac’s aces. Wednesday in districts.

Obituaries Dispatch log...

~ Vern “Lee” Hartway, 80 ~ Editor’s note: The fol- were made throughout the
lowing is a compilation of day.
activity and reports from
Vern “Lee” Hartway, Tractor Plant in Romeo Stratford; great-grandchil- area police departments: In Lapeer County:
80, of Almont, passed through its transition to the dren, Breighlynn Stratford, Complaints handled by
away Sunday, November Romeo Engine Plant Oliver Miracle, Ruby In Imlay City the Lapeer County Sheriff’s
4, 2018 at Medilodge of where he worked until his Miracle and Simon October 31 Department, in addition to
Cass City. He was born retirement in 1999. He Miracle; one brother, •16:33 Private Property traffic stops:
November 12, 1937 in was an active member of Frank (Gloria) Hartway; Damage Accident (2000 October 30
Romeo, the son of Vern the Almont Fire and many nieces and block S. Cedar St.) •car-deer accident on
Lewis and Olga (Armour) Department for many nephews. He was preceded •18:00-20:00 Trick-or- Mitchell Lake Rd. in Attica
Hartway. He graduated years. in death by his parents; Treat Patrol (City Wide) Twp.
from Almont High School He is survived by one two brothers, David •18:20 Intoxicated •road hazard on Sutton
in 1957 and served with daughter, Michelle (Brian) Hartway and Chuck Person (600 block Metcalf Rd. in Attica Twp.
the United States Air Stratford of Almont; and Hartway and two neph- St.) •animal complaint on S.
Force from 1957 through one son, David (Angela) ews, Jon Hartway and •23:20 Suspicious Lake George Rd. in Attica
1962. He married Bonnie Hartway of Almont; Mike Hartway. Circumstance (2000 block Twp.
Jo Schaaf on December 7, grandchildren, Ryan Cremation was entrust- S. Almont Ave.) •road hazard on N.
1963 at the First Rigley, Brianna Hartway, ed to Muir Brothers November 1 Youngs Rd. in Attica Twp.
Congregational Church in repairman until he moved Abigail Hartway, Vivien Funeral Home in Almont. •02:12 Medical Assist October 31
Imlay City. Lee worked at to Ford Motor Company in Dillen, Elizabeth Stratford, To sign the online (200 block Engle St.) •suspicious circum-
ITT in Rochester for sev- Highland Park in 1973. Sawyer Stratford, Chelsea guestbook please visit •07:21-07:40 Monitor stance in the 3700 block of
eral years as a machine He then transferred to the Stratford and Daniel Traffic (Middle School) Adams Dr. in Arcadia Twp.
•10:33 Family Dispute •assault and battery in
(600 block Cambridge Ln.) the 5000 block of Clear
~ Charlene Rose Ellis, 70 ~ •19:15 Suspicious Lake Rd. in Arcadia Twp.
Circumstance (1700 block •car-deer accident on N.
Charlene Rose Ellis known because of her nieces and nephew, Tiffany S. Cedar St.) Lake George Rd. in Attica
loved nothing more than to great interest in genealogy Rose Ellis, Amber Naz •23:18 Malicious Twp.
watch things grow - her and preserving memories (Scott), Lindsey Hlubic Destruction of Property •suspicious circum-
family and the connections of the past. She was active (Joel), Chelsea Ellis, (700 block S. Cedar St.) stances in the 5400 block of
between them, the flowers in the Capac Historical Hilary Ellis, Evette Misty •Multiple Traffic Stops Ostrom Rd. in Arcadia
in her gardens, and the art Society and made many Beuschlein, and Tyler throughout the day Twp.
from whatever canvas she contributions to the shared Ellis; and grand-nieces and November 2 •suspicious circum-
was using. knowledge of area familial nephews, Taylor and Cole •07:21-07:43 School stances in the 5700 block of
She was, at first, a history. Wakeham (Chelsea), Traffic Detail (Middle Hunters Creek Rd. in Attica
daughter, granddaughter, Charlene was also an Carter and Jaxin Gilmore School) Twp.
cousin, and niece. She avid painter and artist in (Hilary), Levi (Lindsey •08:29 Assist Almont •alarms on Mountain
became a sister and then the tole painting communi- and Joel), and Dean and Police Department (5100 View Dr. in Attica Twp.
an aunt and great-aunt who ty. She and her painting Natalie Rose (Misty). block Bernice Dr.) •property damage traf-
found joy in shaping and friends gathered regularly You may join •14:00 Private Property fic crash in the 3400 block
supporting the lives of the both locally and at semi- Charlene’s family in a cel- Damage (1900 block S. of Lum Rd. in Arcadia Twp.
children who knew her as nars around the country. ebration of her life from Cedar St.) •car-deer accident on
Aunt Char and loved her For many years her paint- family cabin and farm. 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, •14:58 Medical Assist eastbound I-69 in Attica
as another mother. ing home was the Flint- Charlene was born in November 7, at the Kaatz (600 block Maple Vista St.) Twp.
From the time she was based Valley Tole and Pontiac on January 16, Funeral Directors, Capac, •17:20 Alarm (500 •assist motorist on
in high school, she earned Decorative Painters group. 1948, to Clyde and Adeline Michigan. block Morrice Blvd.) westbound I-69 in Attica
the trust of the community After retirement from the Ellis. She graduated from A rosary service will •Multiple traffic stops Twp.
as a teller and then assis- bank, she regularly Capac High School in be held at 6 p.m.. throughout the day. November 1
tant manager at Capac inspired others in their art 1966 and lived her life in Visitation will resume November 3 •violation of a prelimi-
State Bank. During her by teaching tole painting that community. Charlene Thursday, November 8, •05:55 Domestic nary injunctive order in the
time at the bank, she classes to others at area passed away November 4, from 10-11 a.m. at the Assault (100 block Handley 2200 block of S. Lake
worked in the Capac, community and senior cen- 2018, in peace at McLaren funeral home followed by St.) George Rd. in Attica Twp.
Allenton and Imlay City ters. Hospital in Port Huron the funeral service. Burial •10:21 Suspicious •animal complaint on
branches and was known In her spare time, after a battle with breast ceremony will follow at Person (600 block Metcalf W. Imlay City Rd. in Imlay
and liked by many in those Charlene loved to travel, cancer. East Berlin Cemetery, St.) Twp.
communities as a friendly listen to music, enjoy a Charlene was preceded Berlin Township. •12:27 Citizen Assist November 2
face on the other side of weekly card game with in death by her mother In lieu of flowers, (200 block W. Sixth St.) •suspicious circum-
the counter. friends and family, partici- Adeline Rose. memorial tributes may be •19:01 Suspicious stances in the 4000 block of
In recent years she pate in activities with both She is survived by her made as you wish. Circumstance (N. Almont Peppermill Rd. in Attica
became a link between the Berlin Township and 98-year-old father, Clyde; For information and Ave./E. Fifth St.) Twp.
generations and family Capac Senior Centers, and brother and sister-in-law, Guest Book kaatzfunerals. •19:42 Road Hazard •missing persons in the
members long lost or never spend time relaxing at her William and Mary Ellis; com (1800 block S. Cedar St.) 2000 block of S.
•20:08 Family Trouble Fairgrounds Rd. in Imlay
(Main St./E. Fifth St.) Twp.
~ Virginia “Ginny” Heidenreich, 72 ~ •Multiple traffic stops November 3
throughout the day. •car-deer accident on
Virginia “Ginny” Sterling Heights for a few Lapeer, MI and Jesse Brothers Funeral Home of November 4 W. Imlay City Rd. in Imlay
Heidenreich, age 72, of years before moving to (Renea) Heidenreich of Imlay City, 225 N. Main •00:08 Found Property Twp.
Imlay City, MI, died Pennsylvania in 1973. In Davison, MI; one sister, Street, Imlay City, MI. (1900 block S. Cedar St.) •misdemeanor arrest
Monday, November 5, 1985 they moved back to Beverly (Patrick) Chen of Reverend Dr. Marcel •00:57 Neighbor warrant on eastbound I-69
2018 at McLaren Lapeer Michigan and have lived in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Lamb, pastor of Imlay City Dispute (1900 block in Imlay Twp.
Region Hospital. the Imlay City area. her three grandchildren, United Methodist Church, Hickory Ln.) •road hazard on
Virginia Louise She was employed by Cattibrie Heidenreich, will officiate. •03:32 Suspicious Wheeling Rd. in Goodland
Drouillard was born McLaren Medical Toby Heidenreich and The family will be Person (500 block Garner Twp.
August 6, 1946 in Detroit, Management for 23 years Wyatt Heidenreich; niece, available for visitation 2-6 Dr.) November 4
MI. She was the daughter in the physician billing Lisa Lynn (Urs) Chen- p.m., Thursday, November •10:43 Abuse/Neglect •recovered stolen prop-
of the late Raymond department before retiring. Obrist; and her nephew, 8 and 12-1 p.m., Friday, (6600 block Newark Rd.) erty on Imlay City Rd. in
Drouillard and the late Ginny was an avid Tyson Chen. November 9 at Muir •11:08 Found Property Attica Twp.
Helen (Chapman) Cesaro. reader and enjoyed knitting Ginny was preceded in Brothers Funeral Home of (400 block Colonial Dr.) •driving while license
Ginny grew up in Royal and crocheting. Most of death by her father, Imlay City. •12:26 Larceny (500 suspended on Cedar Lake
Oak. She was a 1964 grad- all, she loved her husband, Raymond Drouillard; Arrangements were block Metcalf St.) State Land in Arcadia Twp.
uate of Kimball High sons, and grandchildren. mother, Helen (Joseph) made by Muir Brothers •Multiple traffic stops •trespassing in the 2000
School. Ginny attended She is survived by her Cesaro; and her grandpar- Funeral Home of Imlay throughout the day. block of Atwell Rd. in
school at Michigan State husband, Rudy ents, Ernest and Elsie City. Please be sure to sign November 5 Imlay City
University. She married Heidenreich; three sons, Chapman. our online register at muir- •08:26-09:06 School November 5
Rudy F. Heidenreich Todd Heidenreich of The funeral will be to share Traffic (Weston) •alarms in the 3000
August 21, 1965, in Royal Montgomery Village, MD, held at 1 p.m., Friday, condolences and memo- •11:20 Motorist Assist block of N. Van Dyke Rd.
Oak, MI. They lived in Ryan Heidenreich of November 9, 2018 at Muir ries. (S. Almont Ave./Newark in Goodland Twp.
Rd.) •assist motorist on east-

•15:25 Property bound I-69 in Imlay Twp.
Damage Accident (N. •animal complaint in
Cedar St./S. Capac Rd.) the 4000 block of Lum Rd.
•15:44 Citizen Assist in Arcadia Twp.
(1900 block S. Cedar St.) •civil matter in the 5000
•16:24 Assist Lapeer block of Imlay City Rd. in
County Sheriff Department Attica Twp.
(S. Lake Pleasant Rd./ •assist other law
enforcement on S. Lake
Suspicious Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp.
Person (1900 block S. •harassment in the 2000
Cedar St.) block of S. Blacks Corners
•Multiple traffic stops Rd. in Imlay Twp.

Capac Lions Pancake Breakfast

CAPAC — All are welcome to enjoy a Pancake
Breakfast at the Capac Lions Hall, 315 W. Meier
Street, on Veterans Day, (Sunday, November 11) from
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is a free will donation at
the door. The breakfast is being hosted by the Capac
Lions Club.

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Subscribe Online! Camp Committee’s 2nd annual Craft and Vendor Fair
on Saturday, December 1, at the Deerfield Township Hall from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All proceeds from this
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ATTICA during normal business hours or at
from the date of the bid opening and
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Published in print and online!
45-1 Bids that exceed $50,000 must
include a certified check or bid bond CLASSIFIED RATES:
HEARING CITY OF payable to the Lapeer County ISD in
an amount equivalent to 5% of the
base bid. Project must be completed
One Week - 20 words - $12 Three Weeks - 20 words - $22
no later than June 30, 2019.
The Lapeer County ISD Board Two Weeks - 20 words - $18 Four Weeks - 20 words - $24
Notice is hereby given that the Notice is hereby given that the of Education reserves the right, at its
Attica Township Zoning Board of Zoning Board of Appeals of the City discretion, to accept or reject any or 25¢ a word over 20
Appeals will hold a public hearing on of Imlay City will hold a public hear- all bids, or portions thereof; to waive
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ing on the 26th day of November
ning at 6:30 p.m. at the Attica 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, located errors not affecting compliance with
Township Hall, 4350 Peppermill at 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. the bid specifications; and to add or
Road, Attica, MI 48412. The purpose The purpose of the public hear- delete items and adjust quantities, if
of the hearing is to receive public ing will be to consider the application applicable.
comments on a request submitted by by the City of Imlay City for variance The Lapeer County ISD is a tax-
Paul Pelto and Bethany Pelto for a requests for property located on exempt organization and is not sub-
variance from the zoning ordinance to Borland Road, Imlay City, MI 48444 ject to State or Federal taxes.
build an addition onto their home
The successful Bidder(s) will be

also known as parcel I19-83-207-000-
which does not meet the required set- 00: required to certify that it is not an Iran
backs in an R-1 Residential District.
The property is located at 131 Sunset
1. Variance from Section 23.7 linked business.
(A) regarding landscape standards for
Hills Drive, Attica, MI 48412. (Parcel greenbelts, to reduce the number of
ID #44-003-010-033-00)
MUSSEY Dryden Excavating
required trees from the west from
A complete copy of the applica-
tion for the proposed variance may be
examined at the Attica Township Hall,
property line from 28 trees and 84
shrubs to 15 trees.
2. Variance from Section 23.7
AUTOMOTIVE M bil F o r A l l Yo u r
Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. (C) regarding landscape standards for HEARING • SERVICE & REPAIR Licensed • Insured
until 12 noon. parking lot landscaping, to except the PROPOSED ORDINANCE • BRAKES Call Loren Starr
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to the Zoning Board of Appeals, at the lot Islands. Please take notice that the • MUFFLERS • TUNE-UPS
address above, prior to the hearing. 3. Variance from Section 23.7 Mussey Township Planning • STRUTS
Verbal comments will be taken during (D) regarding landscape standards for

Commission will hold a Public • COOLING SYSTEMS
the public hearing. detention/retention pond landscaping, Hearing on Tuesday, November 13,
The notice is published pursuant • EXHAUST • SHOCKS
to except the requirement of planting 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mussey
to the requirements of Michigan • ELECTRICAL
required trees and shrubs. Township office located at 135 N.
Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 4. Variance from Section 16.6 • COMPUTER ANALYSIS
Main Street, Capac, Michigan. • TIRES
Number 110 of 2006, as amended. (H)(2) regarding sidewalks, pedestri- TODD'S GLASS

The purpose of the hearing is to

Nancy Herpolsheimer an and bicycle circulation, to except • COMPUTER BALANCING
Attica Township Clerk
receive comment from residents,
the requirement of constructing a property owners, and the general pub-
45-1 sidewalk along East Borland. lic regarding a proposed amendment • Frame & Frameless Shower Enclosures •

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CITY OF (B) regarding exterior lighting, to Ordinance and Ordinance #5 – Noise 719 Van Dyke - Imlay City • 810-724-2480
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Ordinance. The purpose of this is to
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DEMOLITION BIDS Comments may be submitted in notice provisions and penalties for 314 CAPAC RD. - IMLAY CITY
WANTED writing or in person to Lynn Eutsler, violations of the Ordinance.
The City of Imlay City is accept-
ing bids for demolition of the City-
City Clerk at 150 N. Main Street
Imlay City, MI 48444. American
A copy of the full text of the
proposed amendments may be exam-
with Disabilities Act: Individuals Cooling
owned building located at 571 East ined or obtained at the Mussey
Borland, Imlay City, MI 48444. A with disabilities requiring auxiliary
aids or services should contact the
Township Office at 135 N. Main Located Between Imlay City
pre-demolition asbestos/hazardous Street during regularly posted office
materials survey has been completed City Clerk by writing to: Lynn hours. Comments regarding the pro- • Commercial & Residential and Almont on M-53

on the property and all asbestos and Eutsler, City Clerk, City of Imlay posed text amendments will be
hazardous materials City, 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, received at the Public Hearing and 3620 Van Dyke • Almont, MI
have been removed from the building. MI 48444 or by calling (810) 724- may also be made in writing to the
The building shall be demolished and 2135. This meeting is open to all Mussey Township Planning
members of the public under HEATING & COOLING SPECIALISTS
Parts c&e
all material shall be either scrapped at Commission at P. O. Box 118, Capac, • Service & Install, Financing • Licensed & Insured E-Z
Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
a suitable facility or delivered and
placed in a State of Michigan licensed Lynn Eutsler
MI 48014. Written comments will be
received until the close of business on Yale Location • 810-387-4452 Servi Fax 810-798-3738 Financing
disposal facility. Bids for building City Clerk
November 12, 2018. Custom Building & Remodeling

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Friday, November 16, 2018 and Mussey Township Additions • Kitchens • Bath • Farm House
addressed to: Tom Youatt, City NOTICE OF NEED 44-2 Renovations • Siding • Decks • Windows
Manager, City of Imlay City, 150 N.
Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444. FOR SERVICES CITY OF Family Owned Since 1973 • Licensed & Insured
Bids submitted shall be in a sealed
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Bid” noted on the envelope along The Lapeer County ISD Board
with the bid form provided by the of Education is soliciting sealed bids VARIANCE REQUEST
City. The City reserves the right to for the application of a polyurethane Notice is hereby given that the

accept or reject any or all bids or to and silicone roof coating system for a Zoning Board of Appeals of the City
accept the bid determined to be most 35,000 square foot roof. For bid spec- of Imlay City will hold a public hear-
advantageous to the City.
ifications or questions, contact Jeff
Hurley at (810) 664-1124 or jhurley@
ing on the 26th day of November
2018 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, located
at 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
Clocks B E E R • W I N E • L O T TO
Bids will be accepted until 2:00 The purpose of the public hear-
Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm;
CITY OF P.M. (EST) on Wednesday, ing will be to consider the application

November 14, 2018 at which time
they will be publicly opened at the
by Alex Lengemann for a variance
request from section 15.2(B) the max- CLEAN YOUR CLOCK Sunday 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Pharmacy Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm;
SPECIAL COMMISSION Administration Building, 1996 W.
Oregon St., Lapeer, MI 48446. No
imum ratio of lot depth to lot width
shall not exceed a depth of four (4)
Clean and Repair Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Closed Sunday
Imlay City
136 N. MAIN ST. 810-395-2336
oral bids or bids submitted via tele- times the width. The property is
OCTOBER 30, 2018 phone, e-mail, telegraph, or facsimile located at 1970 S. Almont Avenue,
SYNOPSIS 810-358-7740

will be accepted. Imlay City, MI 48444 also known as

Mayor Bargen called the meet- A mandatory pre-bid meeting parcel I19-85-219-040-00.
ing to order at 7:00 p.m. will be held on Monday, November Comments may be submitted in


Commissioners present were Kempf, 12, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at the writing or in person to Lynn Eutsler,
Ramirez, Demske, Planck, Tanis. Education and Technology Center, City Clerk at 150 N. Main Street
Also present: City Manager Tom 690 N. Lake Pleasant Rd., Attica, MI Imlay City, MI 48444. American
Youatt, eight members of the com- 48412. with Disabilities Act: Individuals 3 MONTHS 6 MONTHS
munity, and one member of the media. with disabilities requiring auxiliary
The Commission approved the agen-
Bids should be signed by an $7.00 PER WEEK $6.50 PER WEEK
official authorized to bind the Bidder aids or services should contact the
da as presented. The Commission to its provisions and submitted in a City Clerk by writing to: Lynn 1 YEAR
approved Water & Sewer Rate sealed envelope clearly marked “Bids Eutsler, City Clerk, City of Imlay $6.00 PER WEEK
increases for ConAgra/Vlasic as fol- for Application of Roof Coating City, 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City,
lows - One year Water rate increase of
20% and Sewer rate increase of 9%
System” to the following:
Lapeer County ISD
MI 48444 or by calling (810) 724-
2135. This meeting is open to all
retroactive to October 1, 2018. Administration Building members of the public under Call the Tri-City Times between the hours of
Adjournment at 7:14 p.m. 1996 W. Oregon St. Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. 8 am and 5 pm, Monday thru Friday at
Submitted by Lynn Eutsler, City Lapeer, MI 48446 Lynn Eutsler
Clerk. Complete copies of the min- Attention: Ann M. Schwieman City Clerk 810-724-2615 or Fax us at 810-724-8552
utes are available in the Clerk’s office Bids must be guaranteed for 90 days 45-1 or email us at

Playoffs: Almont falls to

Frankenmuth, 28-22
from page 17 touchdown tote from seven
yards out. The extra point
but the Raiders’ lead stood kick which followed proved
at 6-0 with 11:11 showing successful, giving the
on the first quarter clock. Eagles a 28-22 cushion with
Frankenmuth then 29 ticks left.
fought back with an Alec Almont would try to
Yagiela seven-yard touch- frame a response to that
down run and a Yagiela score, but to no avail, as
PAT tote 3:31 before the turnover on the offensive
quarter was to end, good for series that followed sealed
an 8-6 edge at the time. their fate.
That would be the last For the night, Hellbuyck
points either side registered completed nine of 18 pass
during quarter number one. plays for 179 yards as
The second quarter saw Almont’s quarterback. He
Almont bounce back with a threw two interceptions
Josh Hellebuyck to Colby along the way.
Schapman 45-yard touch- His successful tosses
down pass collaboration. were distributed to four dif-
Jack Paupert followed it up ferent targets. Their ranks
with a successful PAT tote, consisted of Paupert (three
staking the Raiders to a catches for 59 yards), Rinke
14-8 cushion that would (three receptions for 46
remain the same at the half- yards), Schapman (two

Photo by Kevin Kissane

time break. catches for 69 yards) and
That was followed by a Lulgjuraj (one reception for
scoreless third quarter. five yards).
Not long into quarter The Almont ground
four, Frannkenmuth made it attack managed 140 yards
a 14-14 contest when Kaleb on 23 totes.
Almont quarterback Josh Hellebuyck hands off the football to Mason Smith in district action.
Gammons scored via a tote Paupert (six rushes for
from one yard out. The 73 yards) and Rinke (nine
extra point kick that fol- totes for 52 yards) posted


lowed proved unsuccessful. Almont’s top numbers. The
The lead would then remaining eight Raider
change hands three times rushes netted a combined
after that. 15-yard gain.
The first time it hap- Jacob Hausmann (four
pened Frankenmuth took solos and 18 assists), Blake
advantage of a 71-yard Kapron (three solos and 12
touchdown dash by Yagiela assists) and Christian

and a successful extra point Buckmiller (three solos and
kick to go up 21-14 with 11 assists) supplied
6:11 showing on the fourth Almont’s highest tackle out-
quarter clock. puts. Schapman (two solos
Almont then made it a and five assists), Michael
22-21 ballgame when Rinke (one solo and six
Hellebuyck hit Schapman assists) and Paupert (two
for a 24-yard touchdown solos and four assists) made
pass and Jace Rinke hit their presence felt as well.
paydirt with a PAT tote. The Almont defense
There was now 1:49 remai- also registered a pair of

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North Branch Bronco seniors say farewell

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heading into the fourth said, “We had a great pro-
48-29. gram building season. We
E AT T Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
The last quarter of the played really hard and
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
game was a tussle for the worked our hardest. It just
Y D E A Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Broncos. St. Clair’s Brady
Gleason pass was complete
wasn’t our game.
“St. Clair controlled CIT Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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touchdown. With Evans we just couldn’t get it
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