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Tri-City Times Wednesday, March 20, 2019


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145th Volume - Issue No. 12 www.tricitytimes-online.com

Almont
residents will
not pay for
Comic relief
water leak
Manager expects insurance
Almont student’s will cover majority of costs

Photo by Tom Wearing


creation a hit at school,
...see page 7 By Tom Wearing
twearing@pageone-inc.com
ALMONT — Village residents
Imlay City Fire Capt. Scott Stone accepts check Monday evening from Sharon and Bob will not incur additional water costs
Muir in support of the Imlay City Firemen’s Association’s free smoke alarm program. related to the recent underground
They are joined by Fire Chief Rick Horton and Fire Officers Steve Bildzok and Matt water leak that affected about 25
Makedonsky. homes and businesses in the vicinity
of Bristol, Spring and Water streets.

Life-saving boost
At least not directly.
Village Manager Mike Connors
said he has contacted the village’s
insurance carrier, the Michigan
Township Participating Plan,
regarding a claim on behalf of the
village.
Muir family donates $2,000 to smoke alarm program “I’ve also reached out to the
Battle of books By Tom Wearing Firemen’s Association to expe- equipped with functioning
Great Lakes Water Authority to see
if there might be some relief they
can offer,” said Connors.
Reading month in twearing@pageone-inc.com dite the process. smoke alarms.
full swing in Dryden, A little more than a week Like so many others in the Prior to the leak, village resi-
IMLAY CITY — When ago, Imlay City Fire Capt. Scott community, the Muirs said they dences and businesses had been
...see page 14 residents Sharon and Bob Muir Stone announced a campaign were saddened by the events of using about 180,000 gallons of
read about the Imlay City by the Firemen’s Association to February 26, when four young water per day.
Firemen’s Association plans to raise funds sufficient to pur- children lost their lives in an During the time of the leak,
provide free smoke detectors to chase and install new smoke early morning fire at Maple daily water usage increased by
families that need them, they alarms in every residence at Grove Estates mobile home about 100,000 gallons to an average
knew they wanted to help. Maple Grove. community. daily use of around 280,000 gallons.
On Monday, March 18, the He said the installations at “When a tragedy like this Village Clerk/Treasurer Kim
owners of Muir Brothers Maple Grove would represent hits in a small town like ours, it Keesler said DPW staff noticed a
Funeral Home of Imlay City the first step to ensure that spike in water usage in early
presented a $2,000 check to the every home in Imlay City is Life-saving page 12 January, triggering an “all hands on
deck” effort to locate the source of
the leak.

Curiosity &
After weeks of trying, on March
11, DPW workers were able to iso-
late the exact location of the leak
through the use of inspection cam-

Hooked on books eras and a “sounding device,” pro-

innovation
vided by Michigan Pipe Inspection.
Imlay City families What they discovered was a
enjoy Reading Night, break in a one-inch underground
service line near the corner of Water
...see page 22 and Bristol streets, where water had
Maple Vista resident’s ‘Pet been draining into the sanitary
sewer.
Express’ a patented invention “They attached a sounding
device to the fire hydrant near that
By Tom Wearing corner and they could hear the
twearing@pageone-inc.com water rushing through,” said
Keesler. “Because the leak was
IMLAY CITY — The Maple Vista
underground, there was no “bub-
independent living facility in Imlay City
bling” or other evidence of the leak
has been home to many successful and
at the surface.
notable individuals over the years.
After shutting off the water and
But to the knowledge of current staff,
making repairs to the broken service
none of them has held a patent on a prod-
line and a section of sanitary sewer,
uct approved by the U.S. Patent Office.
DPW staff flushed the hydrant and
That honor belongs solely to Rodney
submitted post-leak water samples
“Rod” Charbeneau, who took up residence
All-Area
Photo provided

to the Michigan Dept. of


at Maple Vista in early February.
Environmental Quality (DEQ) to
Charbeneau, now 87, recalled it was in
assess the water quality.
Times names February 1988, that he received patent-
A boil-water alert was put into
All-Area Girls Squad, pending status on his “Five Star Pet Imlay City resident Rod Charbeneau with offi- effect for residences in the affected
...see page 17 cial patent he received for his pet carrier area until Friday, when the alert was
Invention page 12 invention. lifted by MDEQ.
Keesler said the total number of
gallons lost and associated costs
TRI-CITY
Barrel full of greetings
will not be known until Great Lakes
Water Authority issues its next
TIMES monthly bill.
“We did notice that our January
ONLINE Birthday card challenge for Alice By Catherine Minolli
water bill was about $4,000 more
than is typical,” said Keesler, who
added that the village is bracing for
tricitytimes-online.com Nettnay exceeds expectations
cminolli@pageone-inc.com
a similarly higher February bill.
CAPAC AREA— The mail carrier was The village will also have to
pretty busy last week at the Foley Road absorb the cost of overtime hours
home of Alice Nettnay. for DPW employees and for consul-
As her birthday approached on March
FACEBOOK 14, handfuls of cards were stuffed into her
mailbox on an almost daily basis.
tants and outsourced services
required to locate the leak and fix
the problem.
That was no coincidence. There was an It is expected those added costs
facebook.com effort underway to see to it that Alice will have to come out of the vil-
receive 90 cards in celebration of her 90th
/Tricitytimes/ year on the planet. Turns out, the plan was
lage’s coffers.
Connors acknowledged the
underestimated. By last Thursday—the shared participation of Rowe
anniversary of Alice’s birth on March 14, Professional Services, Great Lakes
1929—she had received 116 greetings from Water Authority, Michigan Dept. of
The Tri-City Times
friends, family and even strangers. Environmental Quality, Aqua-line
is printed on
recycled paper
The beloved lifelong resident says she Leak Detection, Michigan Rural
Photo by Lynn Shlom

was thrilled to be remembered by so many, Water Association and Michigan


adding that it was fun to go to the mailbox Pipe Inspection.
each day. In particular, he complimented
“I just thought it was so nice to get all the efforts of Almont DPW staff,
these cards from all of these people, some who worked extra shifts and over
Alice Nettnay celebrates her 90th birthday with people that I don’t even know,” she says. weekends to track down the source
116 cards she received to commemorate the “It’s been fun, too, and I’m just so thankful of the leak.
milestone occasion. Greetings page 12
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By Tom Wearing limited tax bonds to finance row funds at a lower rate,” taxes to meet its financial
A Quote! twearing@pageone-inc.com the project, which is expect- said Youatt. “This was defi- obligation.
ed to be completed in nitely the best way for us to Millage approval

or
IMLAY CITY — The December of 2019. go with a large project like Last August, city resi-
old DNR building has been City Manager Tom this.” dents approved a 2.04-mill
razed, the land cleared and Youatt said the bond issu- A general obligation tax increase for 20 years to

Home
the construction of a new ance and sales are being (GO) bond is a commonly pay for the new fire hall,
fire hall on East Borland handled by financial con- utilized bond that is secured which takes effect this year.
Road is slated to begin in sultant, H.J. Umbaugh & by a state or local govern- With the millage
mid-April. Associates, and the city’s ment’s pledge to use legally increase, property owners

Insurance
The construction con- bond attorney, Miller & available resources (includ- whose homes are valued at
tract was recently awarded Canfield. ing tax revenues) to repay $100,000 (taxable value of
to Superior Contracting, Youatt noted that Imlay bond holders. $50,000) can expect to be
whose bid of $2,742,400 City benefits from its Government obligation assessed an additional $102
was one of three submitted A-plus bond rating from bonds provide municipali- per year.
GASS-BECKER INSURANCE to the Imlay
Commission for consider-
City Standard & Poors, which
adds further credibility to
ties a tool to raise funds for
major projects.
Once constructed and
occupied, the new hall will
ALMONT CAPAC METAMORA ation. the city’s ability to repay its The default risk on replace the fire department’s
On March 26, the city debt. GO bonds tends to be low existing hall on Third Street
798-3946 395-4366 678-3655 will issue the sale of $3 mil- “Having a strong S&P because the municipality downtown, which was con-
lion in general obligation rating also allows us to bor- has the option of raising structed in 1967.
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(810) 724-2615 Crash claims life of Emmett man
ST. CLAIR COUNTY Clair County Sheriff’s they were able to exit the struck an end guardrail at
— A March 13 traffic acci- Department, deputies were vehicle. Police identified the corner of Bryce Road.
dent resulted in the death dispatched to Dunnigan the passengers as a The car continued through
of Austin Wegner, a and Bryce roads around 28-year-old Emmett man the ditch and struck sever-
28-year-old Emmett man. 2:30 a.m. for a single vehi- and a 27-year-old Capac al trees before stopping,” a
According to the St. cle accident. man. Both were transport- press release from the
Upon arrival, police ed from the scene by Tri- sheriff’s department stat-
CASH PAID found a 2009 Cadillac
CTS fully engulfed in
Hospital EMS to Lake
Huron Medical Center in
ed.
Speed and alcohol are
flames. The driver was Port Huron. believed to be factors in
for Old Gold ejected from the vehicle “Deputies determined the crash, which remains
and declared dead at the that the vehicle had been under investigation.
WE BUY scene.
Two passengers in the
eastbound on Dunnigan
Road at a high rate of
Emmett Township Fire
and Rescue also assisted at
vehicle were injured but speed, lost control and the scene of the crash.
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Page 3-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 20, 2019

‘Tech Buddies’ team up


Mentorship starts early at Capac Elementary
By Maria Brown different ages interact and type activities, Baur
mbrown@pageone-inc.com tackle projects together. reports, like paper chain
Teachers Amy Baur and gumdrop structures
C A PA C — and Nicole Fisher created a challenges, QR (quick
Everything’s better with a special Tech Buddy pro- response) code literacy
buddy and that includes gram that matches Baur’s activities, Lego building
learning. kindergarteners with task cards and Kahoot quiz-
At Capac Elementary Fisher’s fourth graders. The zes.
School, several classrooms two classes spend time “The Tech Buddies
team up to have students of together doing fun STEAM- assist the kinders in learn-
ing how to log in to web
based game sites such as
Freckle and Study Island.
It has been a great experi-
ence for both grades,” Baur
said.
“The 4th graders grow
through being the ‘experts.’

Photo provided
The kinders love the idea of
having that older buddy.”
The Tech Buddy pro-
gram has taken their part- Capac kindergarteners and fourth graders tackle STEAM-based activi-
nership one step further ties, like gumdrop structures, together as part of the Tech Buddies initia-
with a community service tive created by teachers Amy Baur and Nicole Fisher.
project. Baur said the stu-
dents worked together to
create ‘thankful owls’ and
distributed snacks to sup-
port staff to show their
appreciation. Busker Fest Auction
Photo provided

Literacy is the focus of


the school’s newest buddy

Third graders and kindergarteners learn


program between Janet
Buzzell’s third grade class
Saturday, April 6, 2019
together through literacy at Capac Elementary
School.
and Dawn Langmesser’s
kindergarteners.
“The 3rd graders will
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and will read to them. We
will also play games togeth-
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Buzzell said.
“Our students have also Thank You 2019 Busker Fest Auction Donors • (More to Follow Next
help the kindergarteners
log into a program when Week) Police Chief Scott Pike, American Tree, Eastern Michigan State Fair-
needed.” grounds, Kelly’s Pet Salon, Jalisco’s, Werner’s Hallmark, Stu Davis, State Farm
Principal Rachel Ward Doug Halabicky, Gibbard’s Elevator, Jay’s Septic, The Spicer Group, Greenia’s
said pairing younger and
older students together has Outdoor Power, Tri-City Times, North Branch Bakery, Youngers of Ro-
ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH many benefits and it’s a
model she hopes to expand
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Vlasic’s, Imlay City DDA, Silver Grill Restaurant, Photo Booth, Area Rug,
ALL YOU to other grades. Currently
National Honor Society Local Wine, Car Maintenance and Care, Imlay City Tours, The Pine House/
CAN EAT students from Capac High
School provide tutoring
Dryden, Barbara L. Yockey Law Offices, Peaceful Moon Yoga.
Adults: $10
Fridays Mar. 8 & 22, Apr. 5 & 12 services to the elementary
Children 12 & under: $5
Children 5 & under: Free 4:00–6:30 pm or until sold out
grades.
“Having our buddy
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TRI-CITY AREA —
Local organizers with Ag
Community Relief will

Visit Us collect and deliver supplies


this week to farms and
ranches impacted by his-

During Lent
toric flooding in Nebraska.
According to the non-
profit group’s Facebook
page, they plan to load a
truck with donations and
head west tomorrow night,
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Locally, donations can
Many Seafood Options be dropped off at Helena
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• Walleye • Cod Currently, they hope to


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• Grouper • Perch
make a monetary donation,
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• Weekly Seafood Specials Ag Community Relief,
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Page 4-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 20, 2019

Middle schoolers spell way to top


Almont champs to move on to countywide competition
ALMONT — On Brown. His championship Burkitt.
Wednesday, February 27, clinching word was ‘velve- The four representa-
the Almont Middle School teen.’ The 5th/6th grade tives attended the Lapeer
held its annual schoolwide runner-up was 5th grader County Spelling Bee on
spelling bee to determine Adam Saintonge. Monday, March 18 at the
its representatives for the For the 7th-8th grade, Lapeer County Education
2019 Lapeer County the champion was 8th and Technology Center in
Spelling Bee. grader Avis Schapman. Attica. The winner of the
With 34 spellers on Her winning word was Lapeer County-Wide Bee
hand, Almont crowned two ‘juniper.’ Finishing second earned a trip to Washington
champions and four total was 7th grader Johnny D.C. for the 2019 Scripps
representatives. A champi- Hall. National Spelling Bee to

Photo by Erik Johnson


on was determined for 5th All four representa- be held in May.
grade and 6th grades com- tived Almont at the county- Editor’s note: A special
bined and a second cham- wide bee. Finishing in 3rd Thank You to Almont
pion for the 7th and 8th place and an alternate for Middle School teacher and
grades combined. the 5th-6th grade was 5th coach Erik Johnson for
Winning the 5th/6th grader Veronica Luzinski providing the information Almont Middle School Spelling Bee participants Veronica Luzinski,
grade portion of the bee and for the 7th-8th grade and photo for this article. Adam Saintonge, Tyler Brown, Johnny Hall, and Avis Schapman.
was 6th grader Tyler was 7th grader Lilyanna

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Page 5-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 20, 2019

Imlay district
amends calendar
Snow days prompt addition
of time to school day
By Maria Brown school year from going
mbrown@pageone-inc.com even further into June.
The state requires a
IMLAY CITY — minimum of 180 days and
School board members 1,098 hours of instruction-
spent a portion of their al time. All districts are

Photo by Maria Brown


meeting on Monday granted six weather-relat-
reviewing calendars and ed closures and this year,
approving changes that Imlay City was successful
affect both the current and in earning another three
coming school year. day waiver from the state.
To start, members gave To date, the district has School board members and district staff listen as Supt. Dr. Stu Cameron makes a point during
the okay to an amended logged 14 cancelled school Monday’s board meeting. Members okayed adding days and minutes to the 2018-19 calendar to
calendar for the current days due to inclement compensate for extra snow days.
2018-19 school year to weather, plus the loss of
compensate for extra snow 1.5 hours due to a power future weather-related can- makes August 19, 2019 the ways, mirrors what the the retirement resignation
days. Supt. Dr. Stu outage that occurred earli- cellations yet this spring first day of classes with a Michigan school calendar of teacher Lori Dick, effec-
Cameron said it was nec- er this month. will automatically result in tentative end date of June resembled some 30 years tive June 30, 2019.
essary to add three days to Cameron said he adding days to the June 4, 2020. ago. President Sharon Muir
the school year, meaning believes the extra 16.5 schedule. Cameron said the new In other meeting mat- noted that Dick has logged
the last day of classes for minutes per day will be In an effort to mini- calendar was also crafted ters: a 22 year career in Imlay
students is now Tuesday, “meaningful time for mize the impact of extra to offer more “quality •the board granted per- City.
June 18. Additionally, 16.5 instruction.” He said the snow days going forward, instructional blocks of mission to Carm Ross of •members gave their
minutes will be added onto district plans to formally district leaders opted to time and offer a more rea- the Imlay City Girls approval for two student
the school day beginning notify parents of the reorganize the district cal- sonable end date.” He Softball League to start a teams to attend the April
April 15. Cameron said he change, including a new endar for the 2019-2020 noted that the new sched- fundraising campaign for 16 Michigan Department
felt it was prudent to use a dismissal schedule, this school year. ule only adds four days to the future construction of of Transportation bridge
combination of extra days week. Board members the traditional school year dugouts. building competition in
and minutes to keep the He cautioned that any approved a proposal that start time and, in many •the district accepted Grand Rapids.

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Imlay City artist earns award in Mitchell’s contest


High schooler Agnes Krahn recognized by Congressman
LAPEER — On ners of the 2019 Agnes Krahn for her work
Saturday, March 9 Congressional Art “Untitled” which took sec-
Congressman Paul Competition for ond place.
Mitchell (MI-10) held a Michigan's 10th Logan Hoyt of
Congressional Art Congressional District. Croswell-Lexington High
Competition reception, Among them was Imlay School came in first and
and announced the win- City High School senior Rachel Patterson of Dakota
High School earned third
place.
This year’s competi-
tion received more than
145 entries from students
across the district.
The winning artwork
will be displayed for one
year in the U.S. Capitol.
The exhibit in Washington

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artwork from all participat-
ing districts from around
the country. The winning
artwork is also featured on Congressman Paul Mitchell presents a certificate to Imlay City’s Agnes
House.gov’s Congressional Krahn last Saturday at Gallery 194. Krahn took second place in the 10th
Art Competition page. District Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, the

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entry in second.
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Students submit entries
to their representative’s
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Student artist’s comic strip is drawing praise


By Tom Wearing town Lapeer, as part of a
twearing@pageone-inc.com "I believe Danielle has a very Region 10 show, which
includes locations in
ALMONT — These
days, many of us could use
bright future ahead of her Lapeer and Genesee coun-
ties.
a little comic relief.
Young artist, Danielle
in the art world." Danielle was not the
only Almont High School
White, has been providing
just that for her classmates
--Lisa Wright, art teacher artist to be acknowledged
recently by the Michigan
at Almont High School. Art Association.
For the past two years, Wright opined. Were that not enough, Wright noted that
the talented 11th-grader To support her predic- Wright said Danielle’s Almont senior Zack Cline
has been creating a month- tion, Wright pointed out work will be shown at the also earned Top 100 hon-
ly comic strip which she that just last week, her Michigan Youth Art ors for his metal sculpture
sends out to students and “Snowday” comic was Festival to take place in of a pig.
staff via email. selected by the Michigan May at Western Michigan
Danielle’s art teacher Art Association to be University in Kalamazoo.
Lisa Wright explained that among those displayed “Then later it will be
the comics tend to focus on during the upcoming year included in the Governor’s
the everyday life of a typi- at the Michigan Department Traveling Art Show, which
cal high school teenager of Education in Lansing. travels around to numerous
and address themes such as “In addition,” said high schools and venues,”

Photo provided
homework, school lunch Wright, “Danielle’s marker Wright said.
and dances. piece entitled, “Creative Wright hopes the
“I believe Danielle has Outlet,” was honored Governor’s Show will
a very bright future ahead among the Top 18 pieces in schedule a stop next year Zack Cline’s ‘Top 100’ Almont High School artist Danielle White with
of her in the art world,” the state.” at Gallery 194 in down- metal pig sculpture. comic strip she created.

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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...


Generosity sparks Amazed and grateful for support
healing, hope On behalf of the Ladies Hair; TSC; Swain family; City Florist; Dr. Nichol’s & Dental Office; Midstate

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of Maple Grove Park and Imlay City Hardware; Ray Fisher Dental Office; Bolt & Company; MSC
nce again, the Tri-City area com- the Imlay City Eagles FOE C’s Harley Davidson; Abigail Rodriquez; Tilted Direct; Game Age-Brown
munity has demonstrated its gen- #4082 we would like to Hunter’s Creek Hunt Club; Axis-Lapeer; Grondin’s- City; Sandy Lowell; Jets
thank all the businesses, Berville Lioness Club; Imlay City; Fahnestock Pizza; Cheer’s Lapeer;
erosity and compassion for one of friends and neighbors of Evie’s Hair Salon; Coca- family; GloAnn; Glenn Output Music.
its own. Imlay City and the sur- Cola Distributors; Sunsation Clemmence family; Asaro I am sure there were
The devastating fire that claimed the rounding area that helped in Tanning; Tracy Bennett; Dr. family; Len’s Party Store; many more businesses and
lives of four children in the Whitney- putting on a very successful Noffert’s Dental Office; Anytime Fitness; Medler individuals that donated
Kelley family, and severely injured both Benefit for Krystal Mandy J’s and Bucilli’s of Electric; JoAnn Rowe; and as hard as we tried to
Whitney/Keith Kelley and Almont; Don Evan’s Auto Lola’s Design Studio; keep good records, some-
parents and another young child rocked family. Liz Soto Rosillo, a Repair; Mortimer Lumber; Brian Simms family; Ace’s one always slips between
the community to the core. As always, in friend and neighbor of the Willow Spring Golf Course- Boutique; Gem & Diamond; the cracks and for that we
times of tragedy, area residents came family came to the Eagles Vassar; Paragon Dietech Tool & Mfg.; the apologize. But a HUGE
together to help. A variety of local busi- and requested help to put on Technologies; Dietrich’s Duckerts; Lynn Nolin & thank you to all the donors
this benefit. We are truly Body Shop; Hungry Cathy King; Ryan Day; and to the over 500 people
nesses hosted fundraisers in the immedi- amazed and grateful to the Howies; Dairy Queen; Robert Byrd; Werner’s that came through the doors
ate aftermath, including the Kroger store, community for their sup- Cedar St. Laundry custom- Hallmark; Emmie Die & Sunday to help make this
and Great Clips located in the Kroger port to put this benefit on in ers; Connie’s Hair Salon; Engineering family; Romeo benefit a success. To Liz
Plaza. A bank account was set up at just over one week. Heather’s Custom Nails; River Community Church; Soto Rosillo, and her group
Lakestone, and a GoFundMe page was The total raised was Imlay City Ford; Andrea Lapeer City Seniors; of friends and neighbors in
over $18,000 and has been Taylor; Pizza Machine; Eastern Michigan State the kitchen, we thank you
created as well. Donations large and deposited in the Trust at Cedar Lanes; Botana’s El Fair; LJ Nail Design; for a fabulous job preparing
small—including a $10,000 donation Lakestone Bank with more Paiza; Vinckiers-Almont; Nacho’s Restaurant; Salon the food. The Imlay City
from the Venture Global Engineering still coming in. Our hearts Bedrock Kitchen & Bath- 101; Milnes Chevrolet; Eagles can never thank
Foundation—began pouring in. Local go out to the family, we Port Huron; Fabiano Michelle & Company everyone that helped
funeral director Christina Muir-Murphy hope that the money from Brothers; Auto Zone -Imlay Jewelers; Hideaway Lanes; enough, and we are proud
this benefit will go a long City; Dodge & Son-Napa Frankenmuth Credit Union; to live in a city where
teamed up with her partners at Muir way in helping this family Auto; Indigo Lavender American Industrial Co.; everyone can show this
Brothers Funeral Home in Almont to establish a new home and Farms; Shepherd family; Outward Appearance kind of love and support for
cover the funeral costs of the four who begin on healing and stabil- Tom Louk; Lapeer County Studio; Yale Hotel; Meijer a local family in need.
passed away. ity in their lives. Vision Center; L & L Store; Grondin’s-Lapeer; Thank you,
Thank you to the follow- Products-Romeo; Smitten Kroger; Kelly’s Pet Salon; —Members of Imlay City
Last weekend, the Imlay City Eagles ing: Capac Quilters Guild; in the Mitten; Thomas fam- Starbuck’s; EG Nick’s and FOE # 4082 Aerie and
hosted a fundraiser dinner that drew peo- The Kris Blackmer Family; ily; Tiana’s Dollar N Deals; Applebees-Lapeer; Lucky’s Auxiliary
ple from all around the area. The house Mimi’s Day Care; Shear Kathleen Penman; Imlay Steak House; Dr. Young’s Imlay City
was packed, and wallets and purses were
opened wide. When all was said and
done, some $18,000 was raised to help
the family as they continue to recover More may be eligible for tax credit
from both their loss and their wounds. Working families and If a federal EITC is grant- number of qualifying chil- Michiganders who are eli-
Organizers say they were overwhelmed individuals with low to ed, the state of Michigan dren claimed as dependents gible for both the federal
by the outpouring of support for the fam- moderate income who will provide a 6 percent on the taxpayer’s federal and state EITCs and do not
ily, and pleased with the turnout and receive a federal Earned supplemental EITC when income tax return. The claim them each year.
funds raised to help. Income Tax Credit (EITC) the taxpayer files his or her EITC reduces the amount To learn more about the
can receive a 6 percent state income tax return. of tax owed and may pro- EITC, go to www.irs.gov/
We’re not surprised. As always in a matching tax credit from Eligible Michiganders vide a refund. eitc. More information
time of need, the Tri-City area communi- the state of Michigan, should file a state tax return During the 2017 tax about state of Michigan
ty comes together to support each other according to the Michigan to redeem this important year, almost 748,600 claim- income taxes can be found
and do what they can to help. We’re Department of Treasury. tax credit. This puts extra ants received the Michigan at www.michigan.gov/
grateful to be part of such a generous, To qualify, individuals income in the pockets of EITC, totaling more than incometax.
must meet certain require- individuals and families in $112 million with an aver- —Glenn White
compassionate community. Our towns ments and file a federal most need. age credit amount of $150. Deputy State Treasurer
may be small, but our hearts are huge. income tax return, even if The amount of the fed- The state Treasury Michigan Dept. of
We join in with our neighbors to send no tax is owed or there is no eral EITC depends on Department estimates there Treasury
best wishes for healing and hope to the requirement to file a return. income, filing status and are thousands of eligible Lansing
Whitney-Kelley family.

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The ‘true religion’ and ‘law sublime’ instigate the Russian


Revolution and look at the
result.
arms, could not take over
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I often fish around for gather wisdom and knowl- And then there’s this, We now see a very Those who love democracy
inspiring and/or uplifting edge, and receive light and this beautiful poem that vocal, assertive and aggres- and our form of govern-
poetry to share in my yoga power, as we pass through sits with me always, that I sive number of far left lib- ment must resist this move-
classes. Particularly the this preparatory room of share whenever possible, erals who are either ment. This includes per-
Basic and Yin classes, earth, which is only one of including right here.: Socialists or anarchists sons of all political persua-
where we spend the first the innu- The Voice of the Voiceless who have sucked all the air sion. Otherwise we may
few minutes in seated merable By Ella Wheeler Wilcox out of the room and are in wake up one day and find
meditation. mansions So many gods, so many the national media daily. we are Venezuela.
It’s part of the process in our creeds, Many commentators have If you want a scary
of unplugging from every- Father’s So many paths that claimed they are too far to scenario just look at what
thing in the outside house. wind and wind, the left but one should not these radicals propose:
world—the busy-ness, Think on While just the art of be so dismissive. When •No fossil fuel power
to-do lists, worries, these being kind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez within 12 years. Without
regrets, etc.—and plugging things.” Is all the sad world unveiled her “Green New fossil fuel tractors don’t
into the present moment, Observations in ink... needs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox Deal” look how many run. Farms don’t produce
the here and now, and How any- ***** 1850-1919 announced Democratic and people will starve.
what it feels like to be in one can Catherine Minolli I am the voice of the candidates for president
jumped on board. When
How would crops be
grown and transported to
our bodies. have a voiceless: to teach
The foregoing, in fact, problem with that I don’t Through me, the dumb Of the sorrow that lies asked by an interviewer if cities? Not by electrically
is the intro I use in those understand, except to say it shall speak; in dear, dumb eyes, he was a “capitalist” for- run trucks. There aren’t
classes. It helps set the was a different time and Till the deaf world’s ear The sorrow that has no mer Colorado governor, now such things and won’t
tone for taking time to thoughts like these were be made to hear speech. businessman and now can- be in 12 years. Within a
simply breathe, and then considered lunacy. The cry of the wordless ***** didate could not answer the year it is likely over 50%
to link that breath with But Ella was not crazy, weak. The same Power formed question. How hard would of the population of the
mindful movements. not in the least. Many of ***** the sparrow it have been to say “yes” U.S. would die of starva-
And so I think of Ella you already know her— From street, from cage That fashioned man-the but yet he couldn’t bring tion.
Wheeler Wilcox. Born in she’s the one who said and from kennel, King; himself to do it for fear of •Guaranteed family
1850, Ella grew up in rural “Laugh and the world From jungle, and stall, The God of the whole alienating the unholy Gang sustaining income...
Wisconsin. A dreamer and laughs with you, Weep, the wail gave a living soul of 3 of Alexandria Ocasio- whether you work or
true believer, she began and you weep alone; Of my tortured kin pro- To furred and to feath- Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and choose not to. Sounds great
writing poetry at an early The good old earth must claims the sin ered thing. Ilhan Omar and their far doesn’t it? Choose not to
age. Later, she is known as borrow its mirth, But has Of the mighty against ***** left supporters. work and get paid. And
a “popular poet,” not a lit- trouble enough of its own.” the frail And I am my brother’s So far no announced where does the money
erary one. Some scoff at The oft repeated open- ***** keeper, Democratic candidate for come from? Those who are
her simplicity of form, her ing lines are from Ella’s For love is the true reli- And I will fight his president has distanced dumb enough to work.
naive world view and her poem ‘Solitude,’ which gion, fight; themselves from Gang of 3 •Universal free health
forward thinking ideas on was first published in the And love is the law sub- And speak the word for but instead have done all care. If you think health
spirituality. I can so relate. New York Sun in February lime; beast and bird that they can to snuggle up care is expensive now just
She died in 1919 at the of 1883. She received five And all is wrought, Till the world shall set next to them. The wait until it’s free.
age of 69. bucks for the piece. where love is not things right. Democratic Party in the •Free college educa-
Her autobiography Beautiful Ella also says Will die at the touch of Here’s to kindness and House of Representatives tion. See above.
‘The Worlds and I’ con- “Love lights more fires time. to the furry and fowl and could not pass a resolution •Wealth tax.
cludes with this: “From than hate extinguishes,” ***** beasts, and to brother’s condemning the anti-semit- Government decides to tax
this mighty storehouse (of something that resonates Oh shame on the moth- keepers everywhere... ic views of Ilhan Omar but a percentage of your net
God, and the hierarchies of through the ages with all ers of mortals Email Catherine at instead had to water it
Spiritual Beings ) we may truly spiritual beings. Who have not stopped cminolli@pageone-inc.com. down to condemn preju- Gang of 3 page 9
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Observations from the scooter seat


I
t is evening. There thin out. Past the military the gutters on the sides of ing about with their par-
is that restlessness
that comes from
"Darkness, however, base with its cheery-faced
propaganda plastered on
the street. In fact, the far-
ther from the center you
ents.
In the daylight, despite
being in my hot, lends that slight cover the front wall. get, the more dust you my helmet covering every-
confined apartment Out here on the fringes find. thing except my eyes, chil-
for too long. I figure that makes me some- of the city, many new For all the dust, the debris, dren still gape and older
that the night is ripe for
exploring.
what more invisible houses and apartment com-
plexes are rising up. The
the ecological upheaval
and the implanting of grids
people still smile when
they spot the lanky for-
So I go downstairs and among all the other night makes these freshly- and order and ever- eigner driving past them.
mount my trusty red scoot-
er, then putter off. It’s a motorbikes slipping
From the Other Side... made blocks in their vari-
ous stages of development
expanding modernity,
development does have its
Darkness, however, lends
that slight cover that
good night for what I’ve
through the night." Andrew Wernette feel all the stranger: my own addictive atmosphere. makes me somewhat more
decidedly dubbed a wheels navigate between It can be felt by the beach, invisible among all the
Moonlight Mystery paved and crumbling where property prices are other motorbikes slipping
Adventure. What goes on summer air during evening West, between light and streets as I stare at new booming and hotels are through the night.
in the darkness beyond? escapades beyond my dark. If you look hard residences surrounded by going up left and right. I find myself on one
I turn onto the main hometown of Almont, but enough, you just might empty plots. Things are happening, lonely paved street that’s
street. The red brake lights out here it just feels so… spot me passing through. The older, poorer houses cooking. bathed in intermittent
of passing motorbikes vibrant and alive. The trop- Zoom! Past clusters of and shacks of this area also Something is being born. islands of light as it makes
reflect in a dull rosy sheen ical heat mixes with the extinct machinery and lend to the offbeat environ- It’s an energy perhaps its way out to an isolated
off the black asphalt. It’s a city lights and the other piles of rusted steel. This is ment. Two children shoot identical to certain periods patch of housing. I’m
smooth ride past the lit motorbikes moving the industrial part of at each other with toy guns of growth in American his- again surrounded by fields,
shops in the city of beneath the streetlamps. Danang, an area I’ve never as I drive slowly across a tory. There’s an optimistic as well as the looming sil-
Danang. Children kick balls in the traveled to before. I’m particularly bad stretch of sense of “What will hap- houettes of mountains that
The air brushing my back alleys. Men and jockeying amid the cars street that’s practically pen next?” mark the true boundary of
skin is nice. Cruising women drink around kara- and heavier traffic on this dust. Of course, this all goes the city. I have no idea
around an Asian city on a oke machines. The traffic road. I turn left to cross the It’s funny, dust. It’s silent at night. I drive by where I am. A large rusty
scooter at night is quite keeps moving, moving… railroad tracks and then scant to be found in the many a dark, half-finished trailer sits off to the side.
different than attempting And what am I? I’m enter a neighborhood center of the city, but ven- building that sleeps until Construction supplies lie
as much in the countryside just a traveler of sorts, a where trees line the street. ture into the developing its crew resumes work the piled next to fresh houses
where you are, dear read- man who floats between As I keep driving, the peo- outskirts and it begins next morning. Dynamism with the lights on inside. A
ers. I’ve felt the sweet worlds, between East and ple and buildings begin to building up, collecting in in stasis. fire burns out behind one
Further and further I of them. Someone has
ride. I take a random turn made a little arch with

Origin of Shepherd’s pie


and then, suddenly, I’ve Christmas lights over the
passed into a patch of dirt street to celebrate the
quiet fields and country- new year that has now
style homes, the rustic long passed.

M y devotion to good
food comes from my
mother’s kitchen. Not fla-
hardboiled eggs for her
famous potato salad. That
meant she’d soon be pack-
edge of this city. My head-
light illuminates a few
round, ghostly white
A husband and wife sit
in lawn chairs in front of
their house, looking out at
vor, nor nutrition alone, nor ing the car for a picnic. tombs that bump up the dark field. As I drive
the refuge of our family But when it came to peel- against the narrow path. slowly by them, they real-
table, more so her stable ing potatoes, Mom picked Rural Vietnamese tradition ize what I am and give a
Photo by Iris Lee Underwood

and flexible practice influ- up a paring knife, as she dictates that you are buried polite wave. And I politely
ences what I choose to did for peeling and coring within the land that sus- wave back before I round
cook. pie apples. That meant to tains you. I trundle on the corner and continue on
Mom expect company for dinner. through this otherworld. to whatever else the night
held the Mom went through dozens I go by a little streetside will unveil for me.
humble of those stubby knives fair with its simplistic Email Andrew at
and while she sharpened a rides and the children mill- at.wernette@gmail.com.
unvar- smooth curve in the middle Homemade Shepherd’s Pie topped with but-
nished of her beloved blade. tery mashed potatoes.
wood
handle of
A meat and potatoes
Irishman, Dad wouldn’t eat dropped in on Friday nights With my favorite wood
Academic All-Star
her Honest Living... casseroles, stews, or soups. in hopes of a meal. spatula, I spread the meat
favorite He preferred his beef, Fifty-three years later, mixture in a deep oven-
knife as Iris Lee Underwood spuds, and carrots on a long after my parents’ proof dish. The aroma Brady Czape
if it was plate. With these culinary divorce and the demise and makes my salivary glands
the most limitations, my sisters and I subsequent rise of Mom’s weep. My mother’s would
Senior ~ Dryden High School
important tool in the world. never tasted a tuna noodle family table, I decide to too. • Brady is the son of Bryan and
Out of the blue, she’d open or chicken and rice casse- celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Then I dollop on Mel’s Lynn Czape.
her knife drawer, remove a role while growing up. with Shepherd’s Pie. mashed potatoes—thick, • He has a 3.96 GPA.
round gadget, and slide the But Dad couldn’t smother A casserole. creamy, buttery russets • Brady’s hobbies include play-
blade through it. With cau- our mother’s epicurean My husband peels pota- blended with an egg. I drop ing baseball and basketball at
tion, she’d touch her thumb spirit. On his bowling toes because he will eat the pads of butter on top. the high school, going to the
to the razor-sharp edge. night, she simmered a pot lion’s share. I chop onion How could Dad refuse this? lake, and being with friends.
“Don’t ever touch this,” of spaghetti sauce or baked and garlic with my Chicago I slide the Shepherd’s • His favorite author is Rick
she’d say. a pan of lasagna. Cutlery and sauté the sea- Pie into the oven where it Riordan, known for his Percy Jackson and the
My eyes widened in A woman who couldn’t soning in ground beef (you bakes while I wash and dry Olympian book series.
awe of her skill and cour- resist a new recipe, Mom may prefer lamb). In go dishes and knives. • Brady would like to see more money for schools,
age. took to Chop Suey when salt, pepper, tomato paste, “Don’t ever touch this,” for updated books, new art supplies, and higher pay
Mom used this knife the dish appeared on the Worcestershire sauce, white I hear Mom’s voice. for teachers.
for everything she sliced. cuisine scene in the mid- wine, ground thyme and Dear Reader, how I • If possible, he would travel through time. He would
She cut up a whole chicken sixties. My older sister’s rosemary. Peas. Corn. wanted to! That meant visit the past to resolve unsolved mysteries, and to
for dinner one day and high-school boyfriends Chopped carrots. someday I’d love to cook the future to witness the development of mankind.
carve a pork roast the next. (self-proclaimed “bums”) I taste. The wine and like my mother. • Brady most admires his father, Bryan, who he says
Swift and exact, she got wind of Mom’s latest spices make all the differ- Email Iris at “sacrifices everything so I can achieve my goals.”
chopped onions, celery, and homemade experiment and ence. irisleeu@sbcglobal.net. • He views technology as his generation’s biggest

A whole ‘nother’ story


challenge. “While its benefits are crucial, there are
drawbacks. My generation fails to complete tasks
and technology increases procrastination.”
• While his career goal is undecided, Brady would
like to study pre-law at Michigan State University.
• In addition to baseball and basketball, Brady has

H as anyone else won-


dered with me when
“nother” became a word?
used to call a colloquial-
ism, but I always figured
that meant
common usage.
Probably it fits in with
something else which used
or his covered it all. I
understand that in our pres-
ent culture that would
participated in NHS, Link crew, Health Club and
served on the Four County Community Foundation’s
Youth Advisory Committee.
Not that I don’t use my a word or to send up a red flag in my upset a good share of our
share of slanguage, I guess, term grammarian mind but population, but I have yet
but I’ve been surprised at which had which I have come to to reconcile my thinking to
the frequency with which
TV personalities say things
a regional
or societal
believe must now be con-
sidered proper usage. I was
what has become common
usage: “The child (singu-
Academic All-Star
like: “That’s a whole noth- flair to it. taught to say, for instance, lar) has a permission slip
er story,” or “Over here we Maybe that a boy might have a in their (plural) backpack
see a whole nother storm common
Perspectives... permission slip in his back- (singular). I just can’t Brandon Lemke
system forming.” usage has pack while his sister would do it. (or at least I almost Senior ~ Dryden High School
Technically, they’re put it in have one in her backpack. can’t do it.) I will change
splitting up the word the Urban Willene Tanis But if you said, “The child the sentence structure to • Brandon is the son of Gerald
“another” and tucking Dictionary, had a permission slip” you avoid writing it that way. I and Cathy Lemke.
another word inside it. (Or, which by would say “in his back- might even write a whole • He has a 3.8 GPA.
should I say: a whole noth- definition includes pack” because the rule was nother story. • While he enjoys sports and
er word inside it?) “words,” making language that when the gender was Email Willene at playing soccer, Brandon’s
Perhaps it’s what we up as we go, based on not indicated, the word he willenetanis@aol.com. favorite hobby is music. Having
played drums for 10 years and
fledgling guitarist, he is a mem-
What do you think? ber of the Third Degree Burns’ youth band.

If you have something really


Gang of 3: Equals frightening future • If he could change his school environment, it would
be that no student be considered an outcast and that
important to say, send your from page 8 cliques cease to exist.
signed letters to the Tri-City • Brandon most admires Rush’s drummer, Neil Peart.
Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay
worth each year in addition government. That will cer- lar folks” want and the “He has always been the ‘bar’ to achieve when it
City, MI 48444 or email them comes to drumming. I want to be able to pass that
to: tct@pageone-inc.com. All to the 70%-90% income tainly cost a pretty penny solutions to the fundamen-
tax. Certain to motivate or two. tal problems of the country. bar and set a new one.”
letters, regardless of topic,
should be signed and include achievers to work hard, This is just a small In the opinion of these elit- • Brandon fear’s his generation’s reliance on and
day and evening phone numbers save more and remain in sample of the changes the ists both could only be obsession with technology. “If we keep making
for verification. Names will be the United States. Gang of 3 and their sup- delivered by the strong and machines that do the work for us, we may become
withheld upon request. It is the
•Retrofit ALL buildings porters would impose on unwavering hand of gov- content in our laziness; like the people in Wall-e.”
policy of this newspaper not to • His career goal is to attend a college or university
accept letters related to upcom- in the U.S. to meet maxi- the country. They would be ernment; guided, of course,
ing elections within two weeks mal energy efficiency, the ruling elite who believe by themselves. and major in computer science.
of the scheduled vote. You also water efficiency, safety, they are part of the “regular The folks need to be • Brandon’s activities at Dryden High School have
may drop off your letters to the affordability, comfort, and folks” but yet above them diligent, active, informed included: soccer, baseball, National Honor Society
editor at: 594 N. Almont Ave., durability, including in a substantial way. They and participatory if they and competing in the schools’s Mr. Dryden pageant.
Imlay City or fax them to us at
through electrification; the are convinced they have wish to keep their He has also submitted his art work to the
810-724-8552. Any questions, Congressional Art show for the past two years.
call 810-724-2615. standards to be set by the the answers that the “regu- Republic.
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space con- Kristina Morton. For info, call Free meals for people in need social time with other children. widowed to join us for break- Birkenhauer 810-441-5177 Or
straints announcements will be 810-984-5061. are offered at the North Branch Parents will have the chance to fast and friendship in a safe nancybirkenhauer@gmail.com
posted one week in advance of Senior Center on Monday and talk to other adults with same- setting every 2nd and 4th
Medical Care
the event. Notices must be Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 age children. Register now for Monday of the month at 9 a.m.
received in writing by noon
Monday prior to the publication
Free Meals, Food p.m. Call 810-441-0322 for
more info.
the next session! Numerous
locations and dates available.
at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot in
Marysville. For more info, call Lapeer County Health
date. First Congregational Church, For more info and to sign up Julie at 810-388-0868. Department, 1800 Imlay City
Orchards’ Cupboard Food call the Family Literacy Center
United Church of Christ, of Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday For those that have experienced Rd., Lapeer - Regular
For Senior Citizens Imlay City operates a Food
Pantry every Thursday from 2
of every month 9 a.m.-noon.
Food distributed at 74903
at 810-664-2737.
the death of a loved one, a sup-
port group is available facili-
Immunization Clinic Hours:
(held in 2nd floor clinic area)
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from
9-10 a.m. at First Congregational
p.m. to 4 p.m. The pantry is
open to people needing food
McKay Rd., Bruce Twp., 586-
336-4673. www.orchardsonline. Support Groups tated by a trained United
Hospice Service (UHS) bereave-
Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; By
Appointment Only, Wednesdays
assistance who live in the Imlay org. ment volunteer. Marlette 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4-6
Church in Almont. Practice led City School District. Located at Woman’s life Chapter 855 will p.m., Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m.
by Dina Miramonti, RYT. meet at the Lois Wagner Regional Hospital, 2770 Main
275 Bancroft in Imlay City. For Street in Marlette, hosts this Hepatitis vaccine is now avail-
Imlay City Senior Center more information, contact the
church office at (810) 724-6207
Museums Memorial Library in Richmond
at 6:30 p.m. on April 2, 2019. support group the 1st Tuesday
of each month in the
able. For additional info, to
check if we accept your insur-
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For info 810-724-6030. or on Facebook at @ The Almont Community Administration Conference ance, or to schedule an appoint-
FirstCongregational UCC. Historical Society Museum is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Room. For time and more info, ment please call 810-667-0448.
Council on Aging Membership ImlayCity. open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. meetings are held every call 800-635-7490 or visit www.
is open to individuals 18 and Free hearing and vision screens
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Please stop by and learn about Saturday at 10 a.m. at West marletteregionalhospital.org. for children of preschool age
older. The Capac Senior Center your community. Society meet- Berlin United Methodist
is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ‘Food for Families’ kitchen is TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- loss are available at the Lapeer
open to the public for free, hot ings are held at the museum on Church, Allenton. County Health Department. To
weekdays. We offer a variety of the second Monday of the group meets Tuesday nights at
activities such as fitness and meals every Monday and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) the Hunter’s Creek Mobile schedule an appointment please
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. month at 7 p.m. For more info call 810-667-0448 or 810-245-
craft classes, a book review call 810-796-3355. meetings are held every Monday Home Park Club House, 725
group, cards and bus trips. For night at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s DeMille Rd. in Lapeer. Weigh- 5549.
This Heart Loves Food Pantry
info, call Lori at 395-7889. is open the 1st Saturday of each The Capac Historical Society is Lutheran Church in Imlay City. in from 6-6:30 p.m., meeting Capac Pharmacy is teaming
month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at open to visitors daily from 1-3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more with Support Million Hearts by
Almont and Dryden area senior p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) info call 810-667-0999.
citizens meet the 2nd Tuesday Gateway Assembly Church, and Al-Anon meetings are held offering in-pharmacy blood
2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay Call 810-395-2859 for more pressure screenings, 136 North
of the month at 12 p.m. at the every Wednesday night at 8
Almont Lions Hall, 222 Water
St., for a potluck and program.
City. info.
The Dryden Historical Society
p.m. at the Capac United
Methodist Church, Capac, MI.
Fundraisers Main St. in Capac, Tuesdays, 9
a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is invited
The Attica United Methodist to come and have their blood
Call 798-8210 for more info. Church will be holding a free meets at 7 p.m. the first Woman’s Life Chapter 855
Wednesday of the month and Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 p.m., pressure read for free.
Adults 55 and over are invited community meal on the 2nd Imlay City Sr. Center, Lamb hosts bowling benefit for Marty
and 4th Tuesday of each month the museum opens every Wallace, Sun., Mar. 31. Check
to Berlin Twp. Senior Center to Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. Steele building on Third St.
play cards from noon-3 p.m.
every other Thursday. Bring a
from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more
info please call 810-724-0690 or Meet the Heroes. The Imlay
New series starts Aug. 6. For
info or to register call Tracy at
in at 11 a.m. at Strikers
Entertainment Center, 30971 Events
sack lunch, beverages provided. visit www.atticaumc.org. City Historical Museum will 810-724-6030 or Ginger at 810- Armada Ridge Rd., Richmond.
Price includes two bowling Lunch & Learn: Hospice 101.
Senior chair exercise on The Attica Food Bank at the open its 2019 season on 724-5772. Tues., Mar. 26, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30
Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. Potluck Saturday, April 6 from 1-5 p.m games, shoes, pizza and pop.
Attica United Methodist Lapeer Area Citizens Against Call or text 586-531-6851 or p.m. Washington Parks and
luncheons will be served the 4th Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is with an open house. The muse- Rec, 57880 Van Dyke,
Tuesday of every month at um will host active and retired Domestic Assault meets 1-3 586-531-6850 for info. Woman’s
open from 2-4 p.m. the second p.m. every Wednesday in the Life Insurance Society will Washington. A registered nurse
noon. For info, call 810-395- and fourth Monday of the firefighters of the Imlay City from Sourthern Care will dis-
4518. Fire Department with a “Meet Lapeer Court House for per- match the first $500 raised.
month. Proof of residency and sonal protection order clinic. cuss basics you need to know
need required. the Heroes” reception. The Woman’s Life Chapter 855’s about hospice and some medi-
Dinner and card playing, 50/50 newest exhibit, the History of For info 810-246-0632.
raffle and prizes of high and Bottle & Can Drive continues cal questions. Lunch will be
The Capac Community Food the Imlay City Fire Department, 10A Friday AFG Family Groups all year round. Funds support served. No charge. Call 586-
low for each table every 3rd Pantry, 112 S. Main Street, is will be unveiled at that time.
Monday at the Washington meeting. Imlay City FOC those in need as we continue to 752-6543 for info.
open each Wednesday from 1-3 The public is invited to join Lutheran Church, 7191 Imlay fight hunger and homelessness
Senior Center, 57880 Van Dyke, p.m. Please call LOVE, INC. at museum volunteers as they Spring is in the Air Luncheon.
City Rd, Imlay City. Contact in our community. Call 810-
Washington Twp., MI 48094, 810-245-2414 in advance to honor local firefighters. Light 392-5136 for a drop off point, or Thur., Apr. 11, 11:30 a.m. -1:30
from 4-8 p.m. For info, call 586- Ginger Miller at 810-724-5772
ensure your food voucher will refreshments will be served. for more information. pick up service for a large dona- p.m. Romeo Parks and Rec
752-6543. be received before you stop in to tion. Make a difference today Center, 361 Morton St., Romeo.
Swing Dance Lessons at the
shop. Any questions, please call
Joyce Kaufman at 810-395- Youth Events Romeo Washington Parks and
Rec. One on one grief counsel-
by donating! Lunch, music, dancing and
entertainment. Doors open at
Port Huron Senior Center, 600 7532. The Imlay City Christian 10:30, lunch served at 11:30.
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. This ing provided at both Romeo
Grand Avenue, Port Huron, and Washington Centers. By School has discount cards avail- Fee charged. Call 810-752-6543
every Tues. from 7:30-9 p.m. The Capac Kitchen serves free is a FREE workshop for 3-5
year olds & parents/caregivers! appointment only, please call to able for sale. Proceeds benefit for info.
and the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of meals every Tuesday from 4:30- set up your appointment today the school’s athletic, music and
the month from 7:30-9 p.m. 6 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Enjoy fun projects that will Consumers Education - Identity
develop your child’s skills and 586-752-6543. Free of charge. PE programs. For more infor-
with instructors Lyle Malaski & Church. mation call Imlay City Christian Theft. Wed., Apr. 17, 10:45 -
prepare them for school! FOR WIDOWED MEN & noon. Romeo Parks and Rec
Children also enjoy a snack, School, Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810-724-
WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- 5695. Center, 361 Morton St., Romeo.
story time, and a free book! Friendship. Join us every 3rd Program educates on how to
Call the Family Literacy Center Tuesday of each month from reduce the risk of identity theft
April 1, 2019,
today to reserve your seat at 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cavis Craft Shows/Bazaars and what to do if you become a
810-664-2737 and for more info Pioneer Restaurant, 5600 victim. No charge. for info call
on dates and times. Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Twp. Rummage Sales 810-752-6543.
48074. No RSVP necessary. For
Play groups available. Free 6 more info call Joanne K. at 810- Crafters/Vendors Wanted!!! Zumba Gold. Combines dance
week sessions. At these FREE 324-2304. This activity is spon- 2019 Spring Sale North Branch steps with a low impact routine.
90-minute playgroups, children sored by Widowed Friends, a Masonic Center Friday, May 3 Bring water and a face towel.
will participate in storytime, peer support group www.wid- at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, Every Monday and Wednesday
developmentally appropriate owedfriends.org. May 4 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Address: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Washington
games and crafts, learn new 4058 Huron Street, Downtown Parks and Rec Center, 57880
skills, and enjoy a snack and Widowed Friends invites all North Branch Contact Nancy Van Dyke, Washington Twp.
Fee charged. Call 586-752-6543
for info.

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Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
Beneficial weight training.
Every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday. Washington Parks and
Rec Center , 57880 Van Dyke,
Washington Twp. Call 586-752-
6543 for times and prices.

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St. Paul’s Blessed Hope
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Lutheran Church
(ELCA)
Baptist Church Other

METHODIST
1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
859 N. Van Dyke Road Pastor Gayle Hortop Imlay City Christian School
Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Phone: (586) 784-5854
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 invites you to stop in for a visit.
810-724-2702 Sunday School - 10:00 am Experience the safe, confident
810-724-1200 Sunday 2:30 pm

CHURCHES
Sunday Morning - 11:00 am education you are wanting for
email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net Tuesday 7:00 pm Sunday Evening - 6:30 pm
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. your family! Wednesdays in
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Pastor Tim Martin Soul winning is not our
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Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont


18 Free tutor training for people
who would like to help others in
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church our community improve
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) English skills. Volunteer basis.
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 www.imlaycitycrc.org Wayne Boyd, Pastor Please call for orientation
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 before training at 810-664-2737.
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services Volunteer for the Habitat for
of the month. MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Bible Studies Every
Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm Humanity of Lapeer County at
Community Dinner: Monday and Tuesday Evenings Community Men’s & Women’s
the office. Interested parties can
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies fbc@airadvantage.net
Pastor Ron Rouse
Tuesday Morning
810-724-4315
Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services call 810-664-7111 and speak to
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St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
U.M.C. Club News
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI
U.M.C. Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave.
Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass
4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart Community ASSEMBLY (810) 395-7557
5394 Main Street - Dryden
Church 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City 
(Across from the Library) Sunday Masses
www.imlayumc.org 9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas Veterans of Foreign Wars
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (VFW) of Imlay City, Post 2492,
Weekdays
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.  598 N. Almont Ave. (Fairgrounds
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am
Nursery Available
First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. Rd.) Overseas Veterans
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services Meetings 2nd Thursday, every
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
Confessions 810.724.1747 Sunday School other month, 7 p.m.; Post
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
Worship Service: 10:00 am18
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist Meetings 1st Thursday every
18 810-724-0687 18 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 18 18 Staffed Nursery During Worship 18 month, 7 p.m.; Auxiliary
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church Meetings 1st Saturday of every
month, 10 a.m.
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
Almont/Dryden Masons meets
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City 7 p.m. every 2nd Thursday of
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855
the month at Masonic Center in
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m. Almont.
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Worship Time - 10:30 am fccic@5thandbancroft.com Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade The Imlay City American
Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm www.fccuccimlay.org Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm Legion Post 135 meets the 2nd
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm and last Wednesdays of the
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade month at 7:00 p.m. The post is
18 John Barker, Minister lutheranfamilyofchrist.org on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King
18 18 18 18 located at 212 E. Third Street.
St. Cornelius St. John The Holy Redeemer Light of Christ Contact them at 810-724-1450
or americanlegionpost135@
Catholic Church Evangelist Lutheran Church
3834 N. Mill Street, P.O. Box 208 Catholic Church 4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI
Community frontier.com.
Dryden MI 48428
www.fmsaints.com
872 Capac Rd.
Allenton, MI 48002 810-796-3951 Church The Evening Star Quilt Guild
meets the last Wednesday of
NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 810-395-7074 www.lutheransonline.com/holyred 2720 Winslow Road each month at the Davison
JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST www.fmsaints.com 8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS
Weekday Mass: NEW MASS SCHEDULE BEGINNING 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. JUNE 30TH and JULY 1ST 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass Rd. in Davison. Meetings start
Weekend Masses: Weekday Mass: Thursday 8:00 a.m. BIBLE CLASS
ALL WELCOME!!! at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 6
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Weekend Masses: Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Steven Helms p.m. For more info call Lisa,
Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 18
Christian Preschool Available 18 Phone: 810-724-6999 18
810-358-7294.
Page 11-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 20, 2019

City eyes DNR grant to


help pay for splash pad
Downtown business owner Mike Romine resigns post
By Tom Wearing application states that con- subtotal.
twearing@pageone-inc.com struction of a new splash The project’s expected
pad would create “the most life is expected to be at
IMLAY CITY — City impressive water park in least 20 years if the struc-
commissioners are pro- Lapeer County and attract ture is not enclosed, and
ceeding with plans to con- users from Imlay City, twice that number if
struct a “splash pad” next Lapeer County and the enclosed.
to the Alvin Norlin Pool. Thumb Region. Romine steps down
City Manager Tom Youatt said the total In a March 15 letter to
Youatt said the city is

Photo by Maria Brown


budget for the city’s Parks Youatt and Imlay City
applying for a $150,000 & Recreation Fund is Mayor Joi Kempf, Mike
“Recreation Passport $147,000. Romine announced that he
Grant” from the Michigan “This is a much-needed is resigning his seat on the
Department of Natural project the city cannot Imlay City Commission.
Resources (DNR) to help afford to complete without The owner of Hiram’s
pay for the estimated
$356,000 project.
Under the terms of the
the assistance of grant
funding,” said Youatt. “The
Tavern (formerly Mulefoot
Gastropub) in downtown Connecting with kids
city will provide the Imlay City, Romine
grant proposal, the City of required grant matching informed the commission Michigan State Police Trooper Chad Conquergood fields questions
Imlay City would commit funds from fund balance that he will be taking up from Capac Elementary students on March 13 when he visited the
$214,000 (58% of the proj- from the city’s general new residence in Lake school as a guest reader. The school and post have recently part-
ect’s cost) in matching fund.” Orion. nered up for the Blue Plate Lunch Program that brings troopers into
funds toward the project The total scope of the “Imlay City has always the school during the lunch hour where they can interact with kids in
during the 2019-20 fiscal splash pad project would held an important place in the cafeteria.
year. include landscaping, recy- my heart,” Romine said in
Youatt noted that the cling bins, picnic tables, a the letter. “I look forward
splash pad project is includ- 5-to-6-foot-wide access to promoting the commu-

Deadline for student art extends to Friday


ed in the city’s current five- pathway, fencing, utilities, nity from a new position
year Community shade and site removal and moving forward.”
Recreation Plan prioritized restoration. Romine was elected to
by both the Parks and Engineering fees for the Imlay City Commission
Recreation Commission the project are estimated on Nov. 3, 2015. His term Imlay City DDA is seeking art to appear on downtown banners
and City Commission. at about $28,000, and are in office would have
Language in the grant By Tom Wearing white paper. artwork will be transferred
not to exceed 15% of the expired in November 2020. twearing@pageone-inc.com Youngsters are asked to to banners which will hang
follow the theme for the in the downtown district for

Chamber Auction returns April 6th I M L AY   C I T Y   —


There are just three days
left for Imlay City students
student art project, which is
“Making Memories in
Imlay City.”
up to five months.
The first round of 33
student-inspired banners
By Tom Wearing Shannon Hamel, Auction Services of Attica to provide artistic “home- The project is open to will be installed in May in
twearing@pageone-inc.com Chamber of Commerce will be present to keep the town” images to appear on all Imlay City students of conjunction with the arrival
Executive Director, says bidding process lively and lamppost banners in the all ages, including those at of spring.
IMLAY CITY — If enthusiasm is growing energetic during the “live city’s downtown district. the Imlay City Christian For further informa-
you enjoy the lively atmo- among event organizers auction.” The Imlay City DDA School or who are home- tion, call the DDA office at
sphere of a live auction, and supporters. For more information has extended its deadline schooled. the Imlay City Hall at 810-
mark Saturday, April 6 at 5 “I’m getting super about the 2019 Chamber for student art to be dropped The selected student 724-2135.
p.m. on your calendar. excited about this year’s Auction, call the Chamber off at the Imlay City Hall
That is the date and auction,” says Hamel. “It’s of Commerce office at 810- until this Friday, March 22,
time for the start of the
annual Imlay City Area
Chamber of Commerce
getting warmer outside, so
we’re hoping a lot of peo-
ple are anxious to get out of
724-1361, or contact
Shannon Hamel directly at
810-542-3256.
at 4:30 p.m.
Through a collabora-
tion with Imlay City
Stuffed animal sleepover
“Auction” at Castle Creek the houses and spend some Auction items may be Schools, the DDA is seek- IMLAY CITY — What might some silly stuffed
Golf Club in Lum. fun time with their friends, dropped off during busi- ing a minimum of 33 verti- animals do when left alone in the library? Find out later
Money raised from the neighbors and business ness hours at the newly- cal “portrait-style” images this month when the Ruth Hughes Memorial District
2019 Auction will go associates. located Chamber of to adorn downtown lamp- Library hosts a Stuffed Animal Sleepover March 28-29.
toward entertainment and “We have many items Commerce office inside the posts during the upcoming Youngsters can drop off their special friends on
activity costs at the to be auctioned off,” she Imlay City Police season. March 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. Each animal will get their
2nd Annual Busker Fest, says. “Nobody is going to Department. All art work must be own name tag and then attendees can listen to a bedtime
returning to downtown want to miss out on the Castle Creek Golf Club done with markers or col- story before it’s time for lights out.
Imlay City on June chance to bid on them.” is located at 5191 Lum ored pencils and be submit- Animals can be picked up the following morning at
14-15. As always, Rowley Road in Attica. ted on 8” by 11” sheets of
11 a.m. where their owners can enjoy a light breakfast
and check out photos to see what their friends did dur-
Jack and the Beanstalk Musical on tap at PIX ing the night.
For more information, contact the library at 810-
LAPEER — Pack up may be intimidating for 724-8043.
the family and head out to some, this performance is
the PIX on Saturday, March opera pared down and tai-
23 when ‘Jack and the
Beanstalk Musical’ takes
lored just for kids. With
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This one act opera, told and more empathy toward
through music from operet- others. The kids won’t
tas of Sir Arthur Sullivan, is know that, though, they
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By Maria Brown Lapeer County Office of Bus: 810-724-6218 Fax: 810-724-3418 Pictures, Prizes, Games
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Emergency Management,
the Lapeer County Amateur 243 East Third Street • Imlay City, Michigan 48444 810.347.7915
Will Be Open New Years Eve from 8-3!!!
LAPEER — Make Radio Association and
plans to attend the annual Lapeer County CERT
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Thursday, March 28, at the The 2019 Skywarn
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Citizens can learn how the public. Registration is 3-6pm
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weather events like torna- information, contact Mary
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White Lake Office. The Lapeer at 172 W. Nepessing Open: Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri & Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 9am-3pm
event is hosted by the Street. (Order 15 minutes prior to close for Take-Out)
Page 12-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 20, 2019

Almont Twp. board


mulls increase in
pay for building dept.
By Maria Brown both inspection fee and
mbrown@pageone-inc.com inspector compensation.
“I want to make sure

Photo by Randy Jorgensen


ALMONT TWP. — we’re treating everyone
Could a pay raise be in the fairly,” Streeter said.
books for the township’s In other meeting mat-
building inspectors? ters:
Board members dis- •the board discussed
cussed the matter at their corner lot setback require-
March 11 meeting and ments being considered by
opted to perform additional
research before possibly
the planning commission.
Members also gave their
Winging into Spring
making a decision at their opinions about regulating A flock of swans find respite in a muck field on M-53 and Weyer Road as water pools atop the
April 8 meeting. shipping containers and soil create a lake-like effect. The birds flew in for a landing on Monday evening, and caught
Supervisor Paul truck trailers as permanent the eyes of motorists as they passed by.
Bowman proposed that the structures or accessory
township raise the percent- buildings. Kim Streeter, the
age of fees that go to board’s representative on
inspectors from 75 to 80
percent. Bowman said
the planning commission,
said the commission was Invention: Imlay man’s
pet carrier patented
those rates have been in seeking direction on both
effect since 2006. matters.
Bowman said the move •per their 2019 road
would also slow down the maintenance season agree- from page 1
growth of the building ment with the Lapeer
department’s fund balance County Road Commission, Express;” a product he ple goats that I’d milk and
which currently stands at members approved two designed to accommodate sell the milk to people,” he
$30,000. roadside mowings at a cost easy transport of an ani- says. “I decided to turn my
Trustee Kim Streeter of $5,700 each; up to three mal. wagon into a cart that the
said she wanted to take the brine applications at a cost Inspired by his own goats could pull me around
time to compare Almont’s of $14,962; $5,000 for dog, a Yorkie named in. I guess I was the only
building department to oth- ditching and $5,000 for “Porsha,” Charbeneau kid in town that had his
ers in the area in terms of tree removal describes his invention as own pony.”

Photo provided
Charbeneau attended
St. Mary’s Catholic School
in Mount Clemens, but he
withdrew in the 11th grade

City okays paid time


In this classic photograph from yesteryear,
to do carpentry work with Rod Charbeneau takes ‘Porsha’ for a ride in
his older brother. his Five Star Pet Express.
Restless and industri-
ous by nature, he quickly his Five Star Pet Express. “I went with a girl

off to part-time staff


transitioned from carpentry “I took it to a trade whose dad was a big wheel
to leasing his own gas sta- show in Florida and they at the Chrysler Tank
tion in Mount Clemens. paid me $250 for two of Plant,” Charbeneau recalls.
“I was probably around them. I had over 250 of “He told me that the tanks
20 or 21 years old at the them made in 1994 and over in Korea kept banging
By Tom Wearing •The closure of the time,” he recalls. “I was 1995.” into one another.
twearing@pageone-inc.com employee’s place of work always independent and I Creativity a family trait “I told him what they
or the employee’s child’s liked to do things on my Rod points out that he needed was not just the
IMLAY CITY — day care or school due to a own.” is not the only Charbeneau (red) stop lights at the rear
Imlay City Commissioners public emergency. Inventor’s Five Star He would eventually with a proclivity for cre- of the tank, but amber
last Tuesday, March 5, Under the terms of the Pet Express doubles marry his former wife, ativity and invention. lights for caution and green
approved an amendment to policy amendment, newly as a hand-held pet car- Diane, and they had six He alludes to his lights to show when the
the city’s personnel policy hired eligible part-time rier or portable cart. children—three boys and younger brother, Hank, and tanks were accelerating.”
as it applies to paid time off employees will be credited three girls. his uncle, Clarence, as hav- Though new ideas
for part-time employees. with a prorated portion of After moving the fami- ing ventured into the cre- don’t come to him as fre-
In accordance with the the 40 hours leave entitle- simply “a cage, wheels and ly to Imlay City in the ative realm during their quently as in the past,
Paid Medical Leave Act, all ment upon hire, based on a handle.” mid-1960s, Charbeneau respective careers. Charbeneau still likes to
part-time city employees the number of months When the cage is used hauled milk locally for “Hank was an engineer contemplate and imagine
who work on average 25-32 remaining in the calender alone, he says, a single ani- Michigan Milk Producers and he was in charge of the the possibilities.
hours per week, will be leave period. mal can be transported in and Twin Pines Dairy. engine cell department at Sometimes he even
provided a bank of 40 hours However, they are not the traditional manner. For a time, he operated the old tank plant,” he conjures up an idea for yet
of paid medical leave per entitled to use paid medical When modified, the a dairy farm equipment remembers. “They had to another new invention;
year, beginning on April 1 leave during their first 90 device can easily be trans- shop near the northeast send him overseas to check including one he hesitates
of each year. days of employment. formed into a wheeled cart corner of M-53 and M-21, out and fix problems they to reveal at present.
Paid medical leave may The 40-hour bank must to take the animal out in on property owned by Joe were having with the tanks “Right now, I have a
be used under the follow- be used by the employee public—sans leash. Shull. over there. system in the works that I
ing circumstances: within the one-year time The U.S. Patent Office And in 1988, while “It was my Uncle think most police depart-
•The employee’s own frame of each year (April apparently saw the value in employed as a driver for Clarence who came up ments would love to have,”
mental or physical illness, 1-March 31) or lose any Charbeneau’s product, and the Durable Fence with the gold leaf lettering he says. “But I would need
injury, or health condition; remaining unused time. on Jan. 10, 1989, elevated Company, Charbeneau and process,” Rod says. “He someone with some credi-
•The mental or physical City Manager Tom his original creation to full family moved to Grand had the idea to make the bility to present the idea.”
illness, injury or health Youatt said passage of the patent status. Prairie, Texas. gold leaf powder stick to Until then, Charbeneau
condition of the employ- amendment will be of par- From the beginning It was there he met a the material with shellac, continues to acclimate
ee’s child, parent, sibling, ticular benefit to part-time Born in 1932 in Mount fellow inventor who had and swirling it with a brush himself to his new sur-
grandparent, grandchild or office staff. Clemens, Michigan, patented numerous prod- to make it look beautiful,” roundings and neighbors at
legal spouse; “I think this is a good Charbeneau’s childhood ucts in the past. he said. “I think he Maple Vista.
•Medical care, counsel- gesture on the part of the was uniquely imbued with “I was lucky to run designed it and had the He also continues to
ing, relocation, legal ser- city,” Commissioner Al creativity, independent into him,” he recalls. “He patent on it. Then others work part-time for his
vices, or required court Ramirez opined. “It shows thought and an entrepre- put me on to his patent picked up on it.” youngest son, Doug
appearances for the our appreciation to the neurial spirit. attorney, who was an ex- Though he says he can- Charbeneau, at Southern
aforementioned individu- office staff for all the work “I was one of those employee at the U.S. not prove it, Charbeneau Truck Equipment.
als; they do.” crazy kids,” Charbeneau Patent Office.” believes he may have His job duties include
admits. “I probably started That meeting would played a role in the U.S. running errands, doing odd
building things when I was eventually lead to Army installing ‘safety jobs, cleaning up around
about 12 or 13 years old. Charbeneau’s applying for lights’ in their Sherman the office and picking up
Life-saving: Muir family “I used to have a cou- and receiving a patent on tanks. and delivering parts.

contributes to cause Greetings: 90 for 90th


from page 1
from page 1
brings out the best in all of are demonstrating that for all of this.” you a job,’” Alice recalls.
us,” said Bob Muir. “So spirit of helping others.” Sending well wishes to From there, Alice found
when we saw what the Along with Fire Chief Alice is easy for those who her calling. She says she
fire association was Rick Horton and Fire know her—and there are looked forward to going
Photo by Lynn Shlom

doing, we wanted to Officers Lt. Steve Bildzok, many who do. For 43 years, into work each day to help
offer our support for the II and Asst. Chief Matt Alice was a familiar face at out in the pharmacy, dust
cause.” Makedonsky, Capt. Stone Van Poppelen’s Drug Store shelves and help customers.
Sharon Muir, who accepted the check and in downtown Capac. She “I loved every single
serves as president of the thanked the Muirs for their worked there during the minute of it, and I still miss Alice Nettnay with dozens of birthday greet-
Imlay City School Board, generosity. summer when she was still all of the customers daily,” ings and a couple of the hand-carved ducks
noted the good will and “This is a huge boost in high school. she says. “I was always she and husband Don made.
kindness shown by the to our program,” said She didn’t work again happy to go to work every
entire community in the Stone. “To receive this until after she got married day. Some days I’d even go Alice says she’s grate- for better health.
devastating fire’s after- kind of support is over- and had a child. To earn out in the street and sweep ful for her children—Lynn “I have rheumatoid
math. whelming. We want to extra money, she was sell- the gutter.” Shlom, who lives in arthritis and other little ail-
“Statistics show that thank the Muirs and all the ing boxed Christmas cards She ended up retiring at California; Lori Potter and ments but I try to stay very
the most vulnerable in a others who have donated and thought Van Poppelen’s the age of 62, though she her husband Dennis of active,” she says. “I still
fire tend to be children, the for their support and gener- Drug Store might be inter- and her husband Don didn’t Capac; Nancy Badder and live in my home and enjoy
elderly and the disabled,” osity.” ested. She walked into the slow down much. Together her husband Doug of Imlay it very much, and I have a
she said. “That’s why it is Other residents wishing store and asked Mr. Van the couple raised five chil- City; Karren Harris and lot of company, which is
so important that every to support the free smoke Poppelen if he’d like to dren, and ended up having husband Scott from Port very nice.”
home be equipped with detector program may drop purchase any cards. His nine grandchildren and 16 Huron; and Jim and Tanya Alice says keeping a
smoke detectors. off donations at the Imlay response was direct—and great-grandkids. They also Nettnay from St. Clair. good attitude is key.
“There is a command- City Offices. surprising. enjoyed carving and paint- “I love all the kids so “My advice for a long
ment that says to love thy Stone said all checks “He said ‘why would I ing ducks, and made enough much,” she says. happy life is to do a lot of
neighbors as thyself,” she should be made out to the buy your cards when I have to give away to their family She’s also grateful for smiling and do a lot of lov-
continued. “The people in Imlay City Firemen’s a shelf full of them,’ and members. Don passed away her long and happy life, ing, and enjoy life,” she
our community and others Association. then he said ‘but I’ll give on October 6, 2017. adding that her only wish is says.
Page 13-TRI-CITY TIMES-MARCH 20, 2019

Rotarians read in Imlay City


Club members participate in Reading Month festivities
By Maria Brown Champion, Doug Weston student also went
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Halabicky, Bill Lengemann home with a brand new
and guest Janice Champion book, thanks to the Imlay
IMLAY CITY — came to the school where City Rotary Club,” said Dr.
Members of Imlay City’s they served as guest readers Dina Tallis, Director of
Rotary Club descended on in every classroom—pre- Elementary Education
Weston Elementary School school through second and Student Support
last week to both read and grade—and distributed Services.
donate books. more than 550 new books “We cannot thank the
On Wednesday, March to students. Rotarians enough for their
13, Rotarians Jonathon “Not only did students generous donation and for
Brewer, Ken Hummel, get to enjoy exciting stories sharing the love of reading
Chad Stoldt, Ray from guest readers, every with our students.”

Photo provided
As part of their visit, Rotary members distributed more than 550 new
books to elementary students. Participating in the 2019 event were (l-r)
Jonathon Brewer, Ken Hummel, Chad Stoldt, Janice Champion, Ray
Champion, Doug Halabicky and Bill Lengemann.

Quilt show returns in April


CAPAC — Plans are underway for the 11th Annual Capac Quilt Show, April
11-13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall.
Quilters who would like to display their creations are asked to drop them off
at the church hall April 3-6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The church is located at
109 E. Kempf Ct.
For more information, contact Linda Sue at 810-824-6159 or Patti at 810-310-
2114.

Meet the Heroes


Photo provided

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Historical Museum will open its 2019 sea-
son on Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. with an open house.
Rotary Club member Doug Halabicky reads to students in Armanda The museum will host active and retired firefighters of the Imlay City Fire
Isaacson’s second grade classroom. Department with a “Meet the Heroes” reception. The newest exhibit, the History
of the Imlay City Fire Department, will be unveiled at that time. The public is
invited to join museum volunteers as they honor local firefighters. Light refresh-

Hot off the press! ments will be served. The museum is located at 77 Main Street downtown.

IMLAY CITY — Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Mark your calendars for
Thursday, March 21 for some family fun at the Ruth Hughes Library. From 6-8
Mosaic art class offered
p.m. staffers from the Tri-City Times — ‘your hometown newspaper’ — will visit LAPEER — The Lapeer District Library’s Marguerite deAngeli Branch (921
the library with special bound editions of newspapers dating back to the 1980s and W. Nepessing St.) will host Painterly Pottery for a mosaic art class on Saturday,
beyond. Visitors can flip through the pages and learn about all the businesses that March 30 at 1 p.m.
were around ‘back in the day,’ see stories featuring friends and relatives, and/or Participants can choose from dozens of colorful tiles to arrange and design on
just learn a bit about local history. Hands-on crafts will be offered for the kids; and a one-of-a-kind hanging wall plaque. This mosaic masterpiece is open to adults and
appetizers and light refreshments will be served. For more information call teens, ages 13 and up.
Catherine at the Times at 810-724-2615 or call the library at 810-724-8043. This event is free but registration is required. Please call the deAngeli Branch
Library at 810-664-6971 to register or for additional details about the event. To
learn more about LDL, register online or see upcoming programs, visit our website
www.tricitytimes-online.com at www.library.lapeer.org.

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Dryden celebrates reading month


Elementary school hosts themed events, summer book drive
By Maria Brown John’s Field in Utica. that creates a lot positive used or new books which
mbrown@pageone-inc.com On Thursday, the energy throughout the day. will be distributed to stu-
school took part in a read- We always say we should dents at the end of the
DRYDEN — Sports ing month tradition that do this more often.” school year. The winning
and books are a winning happens every year, Read- Second graders Izabela class will receive a special
combo this month at A-Round Day. For one hour Pickens, Henry Ortega and prize.
Dryden Elementary School that morning, students vis- their classmates visited “Last year we collected
where students and staff are ited four different class- Kyrie Howell’s fifth grade 3,118 books and our goal
classroom where Howell this year is to beat that
read “The Stinky Cheese number,” Roys said.
Man and Other Fairly “We were able to give

Photo by Maria Brown


Stupid Tales” and then they six books to every student
had a chance to draw their last year.”
own unique fairy tale scene. Roys said the school
Izabela created a stinky owl will still be accepting dona-
and Henry sketched out his tions through the spring
idea for a lollipop man. and cash donations are Second graders Izabela Pickens and Henry
Roys said there’s not welcome too. Ortega show off the fairy tale characters they
time for every class to stop For more information drew as part of an activity in Kyrie Howell’s
in every other classroom or to make a donation, con- fifth grade classroom after Howell read “The
that day but they make sure tact the school at 810-796- Stinky Cheese Man.”
that students at least get to 2201.
check out next year’s class-
rooms and teachers.
“This exposes the kids
to what they can expect in
the new school year. They
can see what the classrooms
look like,” Roys said.
“For some students, it’s
a matter of curiosity. For
others, it hopefully eases
their trepidation.”
Photo by Maria Brown

Reading Month activi-


ties kicked off on Feb. 27
with a special assembly
and Dryden Elementary
will wrap up their celebra-
tions tomorrow, March 21,
Principal Karen Roys is celebrating Reading with closing ceremonies
Month by sharing some of her favorite books and classroom reading par-
on her office door. ties.
Tonight the school will
celebrating March is rooms where the classroom host a Family Literacy
Reading Month with an teacher read a book or two Night from 5-7 p.m. The
athletics theme. and, if time allowed, led an night includes free food,
Everyone’s taking part activity. reading and writing activi-
in a March-Madness brack- “Our Read-A-Round ties, an appearance by sto-

Photo by Maria Brown


et type of competition, activity builds excitement rybook characters and a
Battle of the Books; special around reading and it’s fun 4-H animal display.
dress up days include the for both the teachers and At their kick off assem-
chance to wear sports team students,” said Principal bly, the school also
gear and students who meet Karen Roys. launched their 3rd annual
their reading goals can earn “It’s a nice change of Summer Book Drive. Fourth grade teacher Beth Highley reads “Pig the Stinker” to first grad-
a special prize—a ticket to pace from a regular day of Classrooms are competing ers visiting her classroom during Thursday’s annual Read-A-Round Day
a baseball game at Jimmy teaching and learning and to collect the most gently at Dryden Elementary School.

Legal Announcements
ALMONT ply monies approved), Road
Commission issues update, planner
cuted (copies of the bid forms are
acceptable). Facsimile, electronic
The Owner reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all proposals,
be in default of any taxes or bills to
the City. This position is to fill the
12-1

TOWNSHIP contract approved, mitigation plan mail or telephone proposals will not to accept a proposal other than the remainder of a term that will expire in STATE OF
ALMONT TOWNSHIP adopted, Annual budget hearing will be accepted. lowest proposal, and to waive infor- November 2020. Interested appli-
BOARD be 4/11 at 7 p.m. and approval given Pre-Bid Site Visit will be held malities, irregularities, and/or errors cants shall complete and submit a MICHIGAN
REGULAR MEETING to pay additional bills. Audience: at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in any proposal, which it determines Board and Commission form, provide PROBATE COURT
SYNOPSIS further commentary about issues
already discussed. Motion to pay the
2019 starting at Capac Elementary
School 351 W. Kempf Court, Capac,
to be in its own best interest.
*THIS IS A NON-PREVAILING
a cover letter, and submit a resume to
Tom Youatt, City Manager, 150 N.
COUNTY OF
MARCH 11, 2019
bills made and accepted. Motion to MI. WAGE PROJECT* Main Street, Imlay City, Michigan LAPEER
Meeting called to order by Estate of Lois Emma Jean
Supervisor at 7:00 p.m. at 819 N. adjourn 8:10 p.m. A complete copy of The Owner will award Separate Proposals will be received 48444 by no later than 4:30 p.m. on
the minutes is available at the town- contract(s) on or about the 15th of for the following Bid Categories: Friday, March 29, 2019. The City of Ridings, Deceased. Date of birth:
Main St., Almont, MI. Members February 7, 1934. File No.:
present were Supervisor Bowman, ship hall during business hours. April 2019. • Electrical Imlay City is an equal opportunity
Karen A. Klos, Clerk Bidding Documents will be 12-1 employer. 19-039235-DE
Clerk Hoffner, Treasurer Kudsin, and To all creditors:
Trustees Streeter, Groesbeck, Stroup, 12-1 available to all bidders beginning 12-1
Notice to creditors: The dece-
and Hoffa. The following actions Thursday, March 14, 2019 after CAPAC dent, Lois Emma Jean Ridings died
were taken: 1) approved agenda as CAPAC 9:00 a.m. They will be available by
accessing the R & E Development COMMUNITY IMLAY February 18, 2019.
amended, 2) adopted the principles of
governance, 3) approved road proj-
COMMUNITY Group website below by clicking on SCHOOLS TOWNSHIP Creditors of the decedent are

ects, 4) approved ditching and tree SCHOOLS the Plan Room link: LEGAL NOTICE The Imlay Township Planning
Commission (PC) shall hold the pre-
notified that all claims against the
estate will be forever barred unless
removal projects, 5) approved hiring ADVERTISEMENT http://www.redevgrp.com/ ATTENTION: FOOD viously cancelled public hearing that presented to Lois Sue Papke, personal
of probationary firefighter, 6) FOR BIDS Password: redevgrp SERVICE MANAGEMENT has been rescheduled at 7:30 p.m. on representative, or to both the probate
approved purchase of fire gear, 7) All questions regarding the bid-
Capac Community Schools
ding procedures, design, and drawing/ COMPANIES Tuesday April 9, 2019 at the Township court at 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI
approved purchase of computers for will receive sealed proposals for con- Capac Community Schools is 48446 and the personal representative
specification intent are to be directed Hall at 682 North Fairgrounds. The
fire department, 8) approved munici- struction trade work from qualified requesting proposals for school food within 4 months after the date of pub-
in writing to the Construction public hearing is to consider a text
pal building agreement with village. Bidders for Elementary Fire Alarm service management services. The lication of this notice.
Manager, R & E Development Group, amendment to the Township Zoning
Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. A Project at the Capac Administration Food Service Management Company Morrice, Lengemann & Miller P.C.
LLC by email to attention Robert Ordinance:
complete copy of minutes may be Office — 541 N. Glassford Street, will provide management services John L. Lengemann
Proper, A text amendment to the RE
viewed at almonttownship.org Capac, MI 48014. according to United States P16553
E-mail: rproper@redevgrp.com Rural Estate Residential District to
Paul Bowman-Supervisor Proposals may be mailed or Department of Agriculture (USDA) 202 E. 3rd Street
Proposals may not be withdrawn remove agricultural uses as permitted
Carol Hoffner-Clerk delivered in person to Capac regulations and guidelines as well as Imlay City, Michigan 48444
for a period of thirty (30) days after or special land uses and add private
12-1 Community Schools — State of Michigan Department of 810-724-2565
the due date. Successful Bidders will recreation areas as a special land use.
Administration Building, 541 N. Education policies and guidelines. The private keeping of animals would Lois Sue Papke
BERLIN Glassford Street, Capac, MI 48014
Proposals are due prior to 2:00 p.m.
be required to furnish both a Labor
and Material Payment Bond, and a Food Service Management still be permitted. The minimum lot 6180 Cyclone Road
TOWNSHIP (local time) on Tuesday, April 2, Performance Bond, each in the Companies and/or their representa-
tives may submit proposals to:
area and minimum lot widths for hav-
ing animals were clearly defined.
Otter Lake, Michigan 48464
12-1
BOARD MEETING 2019. amount of one hundred percent
Capac Community Schools Requested by: Planning
SYNOPSIS Proposals will be publicly (100%) of its contract amount as stat-
541 N. Glassford St., PO Box 610 Commission
ed in the Construction Project Manual

MARCH 11, 2019
Meeting called to order at 7:30
opened and read aloud at 2:05 p.m. in
the High School Cafeteria — 541 N. section 00600.

Capac, MI 48414
The Capac Community Schools’
The public hearing is to also VILLAGE OF
p.m. by Supervisor Winn. Pledge of Glassford Street Capac, MI 48014. Items to Accompany All Proposals:
A Bid Security in the amount of Board of Education reserves the right
consider adopting a new Subdivision
Control Ordinance: CAPAC
Allegiance recited. Members present: All proposals received prior to the due to accept or reject any and/or all pro- Changes from the existing sub- NOTICE
five percent (5%) of Base Bid shall
Parks, Klos, Winn, Christian & date and time will be evaluated after
accompany ALL proposals or pro- posals or to accept the proposal that division control ordinance include CAPAC VILLAGE
Wittstock. February minutes the bid opening. All proposals it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in additional definitions discussed in the RESIDENTS
approved. Treasurer’s report received after 2:00 p.m. of the due posal combinations; refer to the
the best interest of the school district. ordinance, changing terminology PLEASE BE ADVISED that the
approved. Fire report given by date will neither be considered nor Construction Project Manual section
A copy of the RFP will be avail- from “applicant” to “proprietor”; Village of Capac will hold an annual
Assistant Chief Williams: responded accepted and will be returned to the 00410 for more information.
able by email at jdaws@capacschools. modify the procedure to review plat Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on
to 14 runs last month. Senior report: Bidder unopened. A sworn and notarized statement
us by April 2, 2019. A mandatory pre- subdivisions to be more clear and April 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the
regular activities of cards, potluck and All proposals shall be submitted disclosing any familial relationship
bid meeting is scheduled for April 8, updated (tentative preliminary plat Capac Village offices 131 N Main
exercise. Discussed: Fire Department on the proposal forms provided in the that exists between the owner(s) of, or
2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Capac approval, final preliminary plat Street Capac, Michigan. Any indi-
budget will be amended, Easter Egg Construction Project Manual section any employee of, the Bidder and any
Community Schools Administration approval, and then final plat approv- vidual may petition the Zoning Board
Hunt will be 4/14 at 2 p.m. sharp (sup- 00305, completely filled in, and exe- member of the Board of Education or
Building 541 N. Glassford Street, al); update design standards for street of Appeals for a hearing at a reduced
the Superintendent shall accompany
Capac, MI 48414. layout to match current practices; pro- fee of $150.00. Applications, support-
ALL proposals. The owner will not
All proposals must be submitted hibit private fencing in easements and ing documentation, and the fee must

BERLIN TOWNSHIP
accept a proposal that does not include
no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 29, spite strips; modify flood hazard to be on file at the Village of Capac
a sworn and notarized familial rela-
2019. All proposals should be deliv- match current MDEQ and federal Office, 131 N. Main Street, Capac,
tionship disclosure statement. Please
ered in a sealed envelope and requirements; clarify suggested utili- Michigan on or before April 1, 2019.
2019 – 2020 BUDGET see the Construction Project Manual
section 00307 for the form to use with addressed to the Capac Community ties; clarify septic and wells on indi- Additional information may be
Schools District and be clearly vidual properties would be allowed; obtained by calling (810) 395-4355.
HEARING NOTICE your proposal.
A sworn and notarized Affidavit marked: Food Service Management add variance process; add a lot split- The Village of Capac will pro-
Proposal. ting process; and modify violations to vide necessary reasonable auxiliary
of Compliance for the Iran Economic
BERLIN TOWNSHIP WILL HOLD THEIR BUDGET HEAR- 12-1 be municipal civil infractions. aids and services, such as signers for
Sanctions Act certifying the contrac-
ING PRIOR TO THE REGULAR TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING This meeting is open to the pub- the hearing impaired and audio tapes
tor does and will comply with Public
ON MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M. THE SUBJECT OF THIS
HEARING WILL BE THE TOWNSHIP BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FIS-
Act 517 of 2012 shall accompany CITY OF lic. Anyone wishing to comment on
the variance request but is unable to
of printed materials being considered
at the meeting, to individuals with dis-
CAL YEAR.
ALL proposals. The owner will not
accept a proposal that does not include
IMLAY CITY attend the meeting may send their abilities at the hearing upon five (5)
ALL RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
a sworn and notarized Affidavit of CITY COMMISSIONER comments to - Imlay Township days notice to the Village of Capac, by
THE PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE PROPOSED TO BE LEV-
Compliance for the Iran Economic VACANCY Zoning Board of Appeals, 682 North writing, or calling the Village Clerk’s
IED TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL BE A SUBJECT The City of Imlay City is seek- Fairgrounds Road, Imlay City, MI office at 131 N. Main Street, Capac,
Sanctions Act. Please see the
OF THIS HEARING. ing to fill a vacant City Commissioner 48444. A copy of the request is avail- Michigan, 48014. Telephone 810-
Construction Project Manual section
WILLIAM WINN, SUPERVISOR position with the City. Eligible candi- able at the Imlay Township Hall 395-4355.
00307 for the form to use with your
11-2 proposal. dates must have been a resident of the between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, Lisa Lulis, Capac Village Clerk
City for at least one (1) year and not Wednesday, and Friday. 12-1

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Dispatch briefs Obituaries


Editor’s note: The fol-
lowing is a compilation of
the 4000 block of Hosner
Rd. in Dryden Twp. ~ Roberto Aguinaga, 81 ~
activity and reports from •family trouble in the
area police departments: 500 block of Rowley Dr. in Roberto Aguinaga, 81, St. Nicholas Catholic invites you to visit and
Attica Twp. of Capac, died Sunday, Church. He loved the out- share memories
In Imlay City •property damage traf- March 17, 2019. doors, mowing the lawn, Wednesday, March 20,
March 12 fic crash at Bowers and He was born in Jamay, and most of all, family from 2-8 p.m. at Kaatz
•02:30-06:00 Parking Lake George roads in Attica Jalisco, Mexico on August activities. Funeral Directors, Capac,
Enforcement (City Wide) Twp. 3, 1937, the son of the late Surviving in addition with rosary devotion/scrip-
•08:39 Property March 13 Bibiano and Aurora to his wife Rosa are three ture services at 6 p.m. Rite
Damage Accident (E. •larceny in the in the (Magallon) Aguinaga. daughters, Rosemary of Christian Burial will be
Fourth St./Main St.) 2000 block of Atwell Rd. in Roberto’s marriage of (Joaquin) Santos, Yolanda 11 a.m. Thursday, March
•09:42 Stolen Vehicle Attica Twp. 58 years to Rosa Rodriguez (Joe) Cutino and Alicia 21, at St. Nicholas
(1900 block Shagbark Ln.) •property damage traf- was October 8, 1960, at Aguinaga; three sons, Catholic Church, with 10
•12:23 Delinquent fic crash at N. Van Dyke Sacred Heart Catholic Steve (Jessie) Aguinaga, a.m. visiting. Fr. Doc.
Minors (1000 block Norlin and Seabury roads in Imlay Church in Imlay City. Oscar Aguinaga and Jose Ortman will officiate.
Dr.) Twp. Roberto worked 31 (Wendi) Aguinaga; 20 Interment will follow in
•22:25 Alarm (600 •alarms in the 2000
block N. Cedar St.) block of Winslow Rd. in years for General Motors grandchildren; 16 1/2 Capac Cemetery.
•23:18 Suspicious Attica Twp. at the Fisher Body Plant in great-grandchildren; two Memorials are suggest-
Vehicle (300 block E. •property damage traf- Pontiac and the Lake sisters, Janie and Rosario; Arthur Aguinaga; and two ed to “Wishes of the
Capac Rd.) fic crash at Newark and Orion Assembly. as well as many nieces and sisters, Rosario and Family.”
•23:35 Suspicious Lake George roads in Attica He was an active mem- nephews and friends. Imelda. For information and
Person (1800 block S. Twp. ber of United Auto He is preceded in death The family honors the Guest Book kaatzfunerals.
Cedar St.) •stalking in the 2000 Workers Local #5960 and by two sons, Rego and memory of Roberto and com
•Multiple Traffic Stops block of Harrington Rd. in
throughout the day Attica Twp.
March 13 March 14 ~ David A. Nedrow, 69 ~
•00:45 Suspicious •alarms in the 2000
Person (400 block W. block of S. Van Dyke Rd. in David A. Nedrow, 69, Dawn (Keith) Hill of Birch Duncan, Lily Trowbridge,
Second St.) Imlay Twp. of Almont, passed away Run, Kelly (Joe) Duncan Zander MacKay, Justice
•02:30-06:00 Parking •property damage traf- Monday, March 4, 2019 at of Boon, MI, Tracy Parsell and Teddy Perez.
Enforcement (City Wide) fic crash at Imlay City and his home. He was born (Mitchell) Smith of Almont He was preceded in death
•07:21-08:00 Monitor Youngs roads in Attica Twp. May 10, 1949 in Detroit, and Jason Mata of Almont; by his parents and three
Traffic (Middle School) •juvenile complaint in the son of Clarence and grandchildren, Brandon siblings, James Nedrow,
•11:36 Minor in the 2000 block of Bristol Alice (Sabo) Nedrow. He (Alexa) Trowbridge, Diana Hager and Joe
Possession of Narcotics Rd. in Imlay Twp. attended Rochester High Kaitlyn Trowbridge, Travis Nedrow.
(1000 block Norlin Dr.) •damage to property in School, served with the MacKay, Sierra MacKay, Services and inurnment
•11:52 Private Property the 5000 block of Curtis US Army and had worked Kathleen (Jeffery) Thomas, are being planned for 11
Damage Accident (6700 Rd. in Attica Twp. for the City of Rochester Danielle Corbin, Ella a.m. on May 10, 2019 at
block Newark Rd.) •neighborhood trouble Hills. Dave married Corbin, Becky Duncan, Great Lakes National
•13:03 Medical Assist - in the 3000 block of Adams Sandra Barnett on Ryan Duncan, Molly Cemetery in Holly.
DOS (700 block Mary Ann Dr. in Arcadia Twp. October 10, 1998 in Smith, Joel Smith, Sophie Arrangements were
Dr.) •operating under the Waterford. Kirby, Kyle Hill and Kevin entrusted to Muir
•Multiple Traffic Stops influence of alcohol at Lake
throughout the day Pleasant and Attica roads in He is survived by his Hill; Great-grandchildren, Brothers Funeral Home
March 14 Attica Twp. wife, Sandra; his children, Kaylah Duncan, Zane in Almont.
•02:30-06:00 Parking •assist other law
Enforcement (City Wide) enforcement in the 4000
•04:22 Assist ICFD block of Rayco Dr. in ~ Mike Secord, 60 ~
with Dumpster Fire (6600 Dryden Twp.
block Newark Rd.) •assist motorist at Lake Mike Secord, age 60, School. James (Shirley) Secord of brother, Doug Secord.
•06:49 Medical Assist Pleasant and Kings Mill of Attica, MI died sudden- He was employed as a Brown City, MI; his seven The funeral service
(1900 block Hickory Ln.) Rd. in Arcadia Twp. ly Monday, March 11, welder, fabricator, and fit- grandchildren, Camdon was held at 11 a.m.,
•07:22-07:58 Monitor •property damage traf- 2019. Michael Joseph ter by Knight Industries (a Sanders, Sophia Sanders, Monday, March 18, 2019
Traffic (Middle School) fic crash at Lake Pleasant Secord was born Tier One Industry) in Lake Waylon Ward, James at Muir Brothers Funeral
•09:08 Welfare Check and Lum roads Attica Twp. December 25, 1958 in Orion, MI for 29 years, Joseph Logan, Gage Home of Imlay City, 225
(100 block W. Fifth St.) March 15 Lapeer, MI. He was the fabricating hydraulic Michael Secord, Jordan N. Main Street, Imlay City,
•10:41 Debit Card •road hazard at Lyons son of the late Donald tables. Post and Abigail Amanda MI.
Fraud (600 block and N. Van Dyke roads in and the late Dorothy Mike is survived by Sue Post; and his nieces Arrangements were
Cambridge Ln.) Goodland Twp.
•Multiple Traffic Stops •suspicious circum- (Ashley) Secord. Mike one daughter, Ashley and nephews. made by Muir Brothers
throughout the day stances in the 600 block of grew up and lived in Michelle (Jessie Post) He was preceded in Funeral Home of Imlay
March 15 Sunset Dr. in Attica Twp. Attica and Lum, MI his Secord of Sandusky, MI; death by his parents, City. Please be sure to sign
•00:52 Customer •property damage traf- entire life except for five two sisters, Linda (Gerald Donald and Dorothy our online register at muir-
Trouble (6600 block fic crash at Imlay City and years when he lived in “Jake”) Mack of Lapeer, Secord; his daughter, brothersfh.com to share
Newark Rd.) Youngs roads in Attica Twp. Skidway Lake, MI. He MI and Sally Kuhn of Amanda Secord; his sister, condolences and memo-
•02:30-06:00 Parking •alarms in the 300 block attended Imlay City High Lum, MI; one brother, Sandra Schwerin; and his ries.
Enforcement (City Wide) of N. Lake George Rd. in
•07:23-07:35 School Attica Twp.
Traffic (Middle School) •peace officer duties in ~ Sharon Schriber, 79 ~
•13:36 Alarm (1800 the 4000 block of Lum Rd.
block S. Cedar St.) in Arcadia Twp. Sharon Schriber, age Fish Farm for 25 years. of Deford, MI; her stepson,
•14:00-14:31 School •animal complaint on 79, of Lum, MI died Sharon’s early work histo- Robert (Joy) Schriber of
Traffic (High School) Lone Oak Dr. in Attica Friday, March 15, 2019 at ry included working at the Lapeer, MI; stepdaughter,
•18:32 Assault (300 Twp. Lapeer County Medical 4H Cannery, working as a Karen Sue (Brian) Avenall
block W. Capac Rd.) •assist motorist on east- Care Facility (Suncrest) in probation officer, working of Mt. Morris, MI; brother,
•18:48 Medical Assist bound I-69 and Winslow Lapeer, MI. Sharon Gail as a clerk at Grant’s Eugene Pool; 22 grandchil-
(300 block Industrial Rd. in Attica Twp. Pool was born May 7, Department Store in dren; and her 7 great-
Pkwy.) •animal complaint in 1939 in Pontiac, MI. She Lapeer, MI, and Lapeer grandchildren.
•22:21 Hit and Run the 100 block of N. Lake was the daughter of the Schools for a brief periods Sharon was preceded
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp. late Earl Lawrence and the of time. in death by her parents,
•23:07 Personal Injury •personal injury acci-
Accident (N. Van Dyke dent at N. Van Dyke and late Majorie Ellen (Hyatt) Sharon was a member Earl and Majorie Pool; and
Rd./Seabury Rd.) Seabury roads in Imlay Pool. Sharon grew up in of the North Goodland her brother, David Pool.
•Multiple traffic stops Twp. Urbana, OH while she was Baptist Church. Cremation has taken
were made throughout the March 16 young before moving back She is survived by her place. A memorial service
day. •suspicious circum- to Pontiac, MI. She attend- husband, Robert Schriber; will be held at 11 a.m.
March 16 stances at Oakview Dr. and ed high school in Pontiac, four daughters, Cathy Thursday, March 21, 2019 Funeral arrangements
•02:30-06:00 Parking Sutton Rd. in Attica Twp. MI. Sharon moved to the Shortsle of Mason, MI, at the North Goodland were made by Muir
Enforcement (City Wide) •sick care for medical in Imlay City area around Colleen (George) Crawford Baptist Church of Imlay Brothers Funeral Home,
•05:48 Alarm (2000 the 5000 block of Lum Rd. 1968. She married Robert of Rathdrum, ID, Lawana City. The family will be 225 N. Main Street, Imlay
block S. Cedar St.) in Arcadia Twp. E. Lee Schriber on August (Barry) Craig of Somerset, available for visiting from City, MI. Please be sure to
•08:25 Animal Problem •peace officer duties in 23, 1978 in Onaway, MI. KY and Cindy (Danny) 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the sign our online register to
(600 block S. Cedar St.) the 2000 block of Winslow She was employed as a Corneillie of Livingston, North Goodland Baptist share condolences and
•17:10 Welfare Check Rd. in Attica Twp. secretary by Imlay City TX; one son, Chris Griffin Church. memories.
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All-Area girls’ squad named


Team offers blend of experience and youth for 2018-19
By Kevin Kissane All-Blue Water Area
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Conference first team pick.
Shelby Husovsky,
TRI-CITY AREA — Capac.
From start to finish, these Husovsky produced
athletes excelled with their 151 points over 17 games,
court play. an average of 8.8 per
Here is a look at who contest, during the 2018-
earned a spot on the 2018- 19 campaign.
19 edition of The Tri-City That placed her first on
Times All-Area girls’ bas- the Capac squad and
ketball team and the num- fourth among Tri-City
bers they generated along Times All-Area first team
the way: honorees.
Hannah Peyerk, It was her fourth year
Dryden. on Capac’s varsity.
Peyerk netted 256 Husovsky ended the
Photo by Kevin Kissane

points over 20 regular sea- 2018-19 campaign as an


son games, an average of All-Greater Thumb

Photo procided
12.8 per contest, during the Conference East honorable
2018-19 campaign. mention selection.
That placed her first on Aubree Smith, Capac.
the Dryden squad and Smith managed 168 Imlay City’s Eric Pawlaczyk (R) took fourth for
among Tri-City Times All- Dryden’s Hannah Peyerk led all Tri-City players Mott at the NCWA Nationals last week.
Area first team honorees. with an average of 12.8 points per contest. All-Area page 20
The 5-7 junior guard
also grabbed 63 rebounds,
handed off 55 assists and
38 assists.
Lengemann ended her
Pawlaczyk earns
registered 41 steals.
It was her third year on
Dryden’s varsity.
initial season at the varsity
level as an All-Blue Water
Area Conference first team
podium spot at
NCWA Nationals
Peyerk concluded the choice.
2018-19 campaign as an Kayla Louwsma,
All-North Central Thumb Imlay City.
League Stars Division first Louwsma collected
team choice.
Mary Lengemann,
196 points in 22 contests,
an average of 8.9 per
Imlay City grad becomes
Imlay City. game, this winter. All-American for Mott CC
Lengemann netted 276 That placed her second
points in 23 contests, an on the Imlay City squad By Kevin Kissane disappointed, bringing
average of 12.0 points per and third among those who Tri-City Times Sports Editor home a fourth-place finish
game, this winter. attained Tri-City Times at 125 pounds.
That ranked her first All-Area first team status. IMLAY CITY — He began his success-
on the Imlay City squad The 5-9 senior guard Mott Community College ful run at nationals with a
and second among those also pulled down 110 freshman Eric Pawlaczyk, win by pin against a
Photo by Kevin Kissane

who attained Tri-City rebounds, registered 96 an Imlay City High School Richland College foe,
Times All-Area first team steals and handed off 40 graduate, claimed a place- requiring 1:38 to accom-
status. assists. winning performance at plish the feat.
The 5-10 freshman It was her third year on the NCWA National Pawlaczyk then went
guard also pulled down Imlay City’s varsity. Championship this past to 2-0, picking up a 5-2
117 rebounds, collected Louwsma finished the Imlay City’s Mary Lengemann brings the ball week. victory over the Apprentice
46 steals and handed off 2018-19 campaign as an up the floor in a non-league clash this winter. Allen, Texas is where School’s Raekwon
the tournament was con- Jackson.
tested. He followed that up
Dryden’s Pawlaczyk saw to it
Ella Kage that he would not leave Nationals page 20
(center)
battles an
Owen-Gage
foe for the
ball during
DeMara to play for
a matchup
this past
winter.
SC4 college squad
Almont golf standout takes
skills to community college
By Kevin Kissane Area Conference
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Tournament hosted by
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Solitude Golf Links in


ALMONT —Jack Wadhams; posted an 82
DeMara, a 2018 graduate during a Division 3 region-
of Almont High School, is al contest-
listed on the roster of the ed at Hantz
St. Clair County Golf
Community College men’s Course in

Almont graduate plays for Northwood golf team this spring.


He is coming off a
solid season which saw
Tecumseh;
managed
an 87 at
By Kevin Kissane with a third- served as the tournament ment total of 177. him average 43.3 per nine- the Holly
Tri-City Times Sports Editor place finish venue. Youngstown State (606) hole round. That left Meadows
March 11-12 Kautz, a freshman, paced the field assembled. DeMara third on the Golf DeMara
ALMONT — The at the Butler started things off with an They were followed by Almont squad and out of Course-
Northwood University Invitational. 18-hole round of 84 on Radford (617), Northwood those who attained Tri- based Brown City
women’s golf team, which Blue Sky Monday, March 11. (626), Illinois-Springfield City Times All-Area first Invitational; plus contrib-
counts Almont’s Tyler Golf Club, in The following day (630), Butler and Evansville team status. uted an 88 at the
Kautz among their ranks, Jacksonville, Kautz chipped in a 93, (633), Western Illinois He shot 18-hole scores
opened their spring season Florida Kautz leaving her with a tourna- (638) and Eckerd (642). of 81 at the Blue Water DeMara page 20

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Sports In Brief

LeFevere Second-place
is finalist event finish
The Imlay City seventh

for award grade vollleyball team


took second at the
BWAC Tourney. They
By Kevin Kissane are front (L to R) Zoey
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Patrick, Fernanda Del
Toro, Andrea Krahn,
IMLAY CITY — Gabby Douglas,
Imlay City’s Robin Mryanda Kinzer, Gabby
LeFevere was a finalist for Cremeans and manag-
the Michigan High School er Audrey Keesler; and
Athletic Association back Bianca Wood,
Scholar Athlete Award Karter Wetzel, Lily
announced this past week. Makedonsky, Addison
Applicants for the Rottman, Lexa Forti,
Scholar-Athlete Awards Hannah Sapp,
must meet Mercedes Now, Aaliyah
the follow- Guerrero, Dakota Deel,

Photo provided
ing crite- Summer Hoblett and
ria: A min- coach Dan Purvis.
imum 3.5
grade point
average on
a 4.0 scale
and must
have previ-
LeFevere
Third-place
ously won a varsity letter
in an MHSAA-sponsored
event finish
postseason sport. The Imlay City eighth
Applicants were also grade volleyball team
asked to show involve- took third at the BWAC
ment in other school and Tourney. They are
community activities, sub- front manager Lyla
mit two letters of recom- Russell; second row (L
mendation and a 500-word to R) Monique Hoblett,
essay on the importance of Sydney Livingston,
sportsmanship in educa- Kennedy Mitchell,
tional athletics. The appli- Jenna Denver, Julia
cations were reviewed by Grayvold; Amanda
a committee of 70 educa- Barth and Brooklyn
tors from across the state. Ross; and back coach
The winner was Erin Wetzel, Katie
announced at the halftime Rodriguez, Liliana
of the Division 3 boys’ Rosillo, Alyssa Evans,
basketball state final game Drew Wetzel, Hope
between Iron Mountain Schriber, Natalie Stone,
and Pewamo Westphalia Lily Lengemann and
last Saturday. manager Christina

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Today! Imlay City wrestling places five times at MMWA


Tri-City
By Kevin Kissane Flint, is where the action
Tri-City Times Sports Editor unfolded on Sunday, March

Times
10.
IMLAY CITY — Dominic D’Ambrosio
Imlay City wrestling and Cristian Rojas head-
earned five placewinning lined, bringing home first-
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MMWA State Finals which
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Union Event Center, in second.
Jeffro Helzer and Cierra

Athlete of the Week


Helzer rounded out the list
of those grapplers who
locked up podium finishes
Photo provided

that day. They contributed a


third and a fourth, respec-
tively.
Imlay City’s Anthony Imlay City wrestling had a big day at the MMWA State Finals which were
D’Ambrosio and Dominic contested recently. They are front (L to R) Sam Prescott and Cierra Helzer;
D’Ambrosio are now head- second row Connor Wildie, Rocco D’Ambrosio, Julian Rojas and Anthony
ed to Danville, Illinois D’Ambrosio; third row Tristin Detwiler, Christopher Galiana, Jeffro Helzer,
April 5-7 as part of the Tannner Land, Dominic D’Ambrosio and Cristian Rojas; and back coach
MMWA USA Wrestling Mark Wildie, coach Tony D’Ambrosio, Israel Santaella, coach Jeff Campbell,
National Team. coach Roger Bontrager, coach Jeff Land and coach Mark Detwiler.

Bowling Scores
Capac sophomore
wrestler Max
Sophomore Ella
Kage averaged 4.7 steals
Holly Meadows Thursday Night Mixed
1st Place: Bone Crush
Holly Meadows Thursday Night Mixed
1st Place: Chapions Sports Bar/Predators
(March 13th Results) (March 20th Results)
Frangedakis won the 103- and 4.5 assists per con- Men’s High Game Eric Bollart, 254 Men’s High Game Matt Wright, 236
pound weight class at the test for Dryden’s varsity Men’s High Series Nick Cox, 671 Men’s High Series Nick Cox, 657
GTC Tournament recent- basketball team this Monday Night Trio Monday Night Trio
Women’s High Game Kelly Pardon, 211 Women’s High Game Stephanie Schaefer, 210
ly. winter. 1st Place: Free Agents 1st Place: Free Agents
Women’s High Series Kelly Pardon, 576 Women’s High Series Stephanie Schaefer, 517
For his effort, For her effort, Kage Men’s High Game Stan Sempf, 289 Men’s High Game Chad Wolak, 259
Team High Series Champions Team High Series Champions
Frangedakis claims our earns our Girls’ Athlete Men’s High Series Stan Sempf, 756 Men’s High Series Chad Wolak, 698
Boys’ Athlete of the of the Week honor. Team High Series Jocco Contracting, 2029 Sports Bar, 2346 Team High Series Jocco Contracting, 1876 Sports Bar, 2121
Week honor.
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CITIZENS Men’s High Game Bob Vineyard, 242 Women’s High Game Kolista Mayhew, 225 Men’s High Game Duane Jurn, 247 Women’s High Game Jennifer Zibby, 241
FRANKENMUTH Men’s High Series Jym Peck, 641 Women’s High Series Terri Ritter, 570 Men’s High Series Mike Edgerton, 711 Women’s High Series Lori Wilkalis, 566
PIONEER • CINCINNATI Team High Series Nickles & Dimes, 2296 Team High Series Nickles & Dimes, 2218
TRAVELERS Women’s High Game Cathy Strunk, 209 Women’s High Game Cristy Stephens, 223
SELECTIVE Women’s High Series Donna Beemer, 570 Women’s High Series Cristy Stephens, 621
THE HARTFORD Team High Series Bi-Polar Powers, 2169 Beginners Luck Team High Series Future-In-Laws, 2281 Guys N Dolls
1st Place: Off Constantly 1st Place: Shamrock Kennels
Writing For Many Major Men’s High Game Bart Gabbard, 244 Men’s High Game Kevin Kavanagh, 258
Insurance Companies Tuesday Mens’ Charter League Tuesday Mens’ Charter League
1st Place: Solid Barn Construction Men’s High Series Chris Reusser, 692 1st Place: Solid Barn Construction Men’s High Series Kevin Kavanagh, 633
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• Farm Owners • Motorcycles • Mobile Homes • Fleet Auto • Bonds & RV Men’s High Game Joe Reusser, 278 Men’s High Game Ross McIvor, JR, 286
& Boat • Commercial • Travel Trailers • Special Events Men’s High Series Joe Reusser, 729 Women’s High Series Bobbie Jo Long, 517 Men’s High Series Ross McIvor, JR, 718 Women’s High Series Kolista Mayhew, 522
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Girls’ Basketball Stats

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BEST PRINTING. BEST PRICE.
GIRLS’
BASKETBALL
STAT LEADERS
Mullin (C)
Kautz (A)
Peters (D)
Hopkins (C)
15 110
21 142
20 135
15 100
7.3
6.8
6.8
6.6
STEALS

Kage (D)
G S Avg.
20 94 4.7
Louwsma (IC) 18 80 4.4
Kautz (A) 21 62 3.0
GIRLS’
BASKETBALL
TEAM
North Central Thumb League
Team League Overall
Dryden 10-4 16-5

Maday (C) 18 107 5.9 Johnson (A) 21 60 2.9 STANDINGS


SCORING Revoldt (A) 21 52 2.5
594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City, Michigan 48444 G P Avg. REBOUNDING
Peyerk (D) 20 41 2.1 Blue Water Area Conference
M. Lengemann (IC) 23 46 2.0

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Peyerk (D) 20 256 12.8 Team League Overall
G R Avg.
M. Lengemann (IC) 23 276 12.0 ASSISTS Imlay City 11-3 15-8
Maday (C) 18 108 6.0
Louwsma (IC) 22 196 8.9 G A Avg. Almont 1-13 5-16
Husovsky (C) 17 151 8.8 Kautz (A) 21 123 5.9
Kage (D) 20 90 4.5
“Quality Commercial Printing at the Best Price in Town!” Smith (C)
Johnson (A)
20
21
168
167
8.4
8.0
Sobek (D)
Rossen (IC)
20 115 5.8
19 107 5.6
Peyerk (D)
Peters (D)
20 56 2.8
20 42 2.1
Greater Thumb Conference
Capac 4-8 5-15
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Baseball News

Capac grad to play at Cornerstone


By Kevin Kissane University. senior cam- stole seven bases and con-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Foster will play most of p a i g n tributed five RBI to Capac’s
his games with the school’s which saw cause.
CAPAC — Michael junior varsity during his ini- him post a Foster concluded his
Foster, a 2018 graduate of tial season, with occasional .278 aver- third season on Capac’s
Capac High School, is con- varsity opportunities sprin- age, thanks squad as an All-District
tinuing his baseball playing kled in from time to time. to 14 sin- pick and All-Blue Water
days at Cornerstone He is coming off a gles, 10 Area Conference selection.
doubles, Foster With his help, Capac
Softball News and two
triples among 79 at bats.
won a district title and was
a regional runner-up.

Photo by Kevin Kissane


His level of plate proficien- Cornerstone’s next var-

Harper gets win for cy was second best on the


Capac ball club and 10th
out of those who attained
sity clash is set for this
Friday when it entertains
Wolverine Hoosier Athletic

Walsh University Tri-City Times All-Area


first team status.
He also scored 16 runs,
Conference rival Madonna
in Grand Rapids. The dou-
bleheader begins at 1 p.m.
Capac’s Michael Foster looks to throw out an
opposing baserunner in a game last year.
By Kevin Kissane the Spring Games which

Pocius off to a quick start for Delta College


Tri-City Times Sports Editor unfolded at the Osceola
Complex in Kissimmee,
IMLAY CITY — Florida.
Alison Harper, a 2018 In the game, Walsh
graduate of University used a one-run By Kevin Kissane baseball team this spring. to Delta College’s cause.
Imlay City second inning; a two-run Tri-City Times Sports Editor He is currently hitting He lines up defensively
H i g h fifth; and a two-run sixth to at a .333 clip, thanks to four for Delta College as a sec-
School, emerge victorious. DRYDEN — Evan singles and a double among ond baseman. Evan
helped the Northern State coun- Pocius, a graduate of 15 at bats. Delta College is off to a Pocius
W a l s h tered with single runs dur- Dryden High School, is Pocius has also contrib- 5-6-1 overall start. Pocius
University ing the first and sixth back for season number uted six RBI, three stolen has seen playing time in
softball innings. two with the Delta College bases, one run and one walk eight of those contests.

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ter a 5-2 was Walsh University’s
triumph against Northern pitcher of record. She
State on Sunday, March 3. allowed nine hits over the
The contest was part of seven-inning distance.

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Peyerk Lengemann Louwsma Husovsky Smith Peters Kage

All-Area: Almont; Jona Mullin,


Capac; and Ally Sobek,
from page 17 Dryden.

Photo by Kevin Kissane


Honorable mention-
points over 20 games, an Emma Waatti, Imlay City;
average of 8.4 per contest, Natalie Maday, Capac;
during the 2018-19 cam- Natalie Poirier, Dryden;
paign. and Kelli Schenkel,
Capac’s Shelby Husovsky (L) was an All-GTC That placed her second Dryden.
East honorable mention pick this winter. on the Capac squad and Coach of the Year-
fifth among Tri-City Times Dryden Coach Mark

Capac lands three All-Area first team honor-


ees.
It was her third year on
Newell, who directed his
team to a 16-5 overall
mark and a

choices on team Capac’s varsity.


Smith concluded the
2018-19 campaign as an
10-4 show-
ing in
NCTL

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By Kevin Kissane Josie Gusa, Ubly; Aubree All-Greater Thumb Stars
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Smith, Capac; and Liz Conference East honorable Division
Rohling, Marlette. mention choice. clashes,
CAPAC — The fol- Honorable mention- Jordan Peters, claims Tri-
lowing players secured a Haylie Essenmacher, Dryden. City Times Newell
spot on the All-Greater Harbor Beach; Olivia Peters accumulated 135 All-Area
points in 20 regular season Capac’s Aubree Smith landed a spot on the Tri- Coach of
Thumb Conference East Jacobson, Sandusky; Haili
contests, an average of 6.8 City Times All-Area first team lineup this win- the Year
girls’ basketball squad Gusa, Ubly; Ellie Peruski,
per game, this winter. ter. accolades.
which was chosen recently: Ubly; Shelby Husovsky,
First team- Kendal Capac; Jona Mullin, Capac; That placed her second 20 regular season contests, It was her second year He
Muxlow, Brown City; Jordyn Boyne, Marlette; on the Dryden squad and an average of 4.8 per on Dryden’s varsity. shares that
Carleigh Randolph, Brown Ashlyn Perales, Marlette; sixth among those who game, this winter. She ended the season honor with
City; Jessica Weber, Harbor Robyn Heffner, Memphis; attained Tri-City Times That placed her fifth on as an All-North Central Imlay City
Beach; Megan Pawlowski, Taylor Carrow, Memphis; All-Area first team status. the Dryden squad and sev- Thumb League Stars Coach Lauwers
Harbor Beach; Gabby and Sarah Woodall, Brown The 5-5 senior forward enth among those who Division second team Heather
Gough, Sandusky; Marisa City. also provided Dryden with attained Tri-City Times selection. Lauwers.
Schiller, Sandusky; and Final standings- 1) 48 rebounds, 42 assists and All-Area first team status. Second team- Kayla She directed the Spartans
Katelyn Sweeney, Ubly. Brown City, Sandusky and 27 steals. The 5-3 sophomore Rossen, Imlay City; Brandi to second at a Division 2
Second team- Alexis Harbor Beach, 10-2 each; It was her third year on guard also registered 94 Kautz, Almont; Grace district, second in the Blue
Wiltse, Brown City; Claire 4) Ubly, 5-7; 5) Capac, 4-8; Dryden’s varsity. steals, handed off 90 Johnson, Almont; Water Area Conference
Woodke, Harbor Beach; 6) Marlette, 3-9; and 7) Ella Kage, Dryden. assists and pulled down 76 McKennah Hopkins, with an 11-3 record and a
Abby Bolsby, Sandusky; Memphis, 0-12. Kage had 96 points in rebounds. Capac; Hannah Revoldt, 15-8 overall mark.

All-BWAC team chosen


TRI-CITY AREA — Autumn Deshetsky, North
The following players netted Branch; Erin Wadley, North
an appearance on the All- Branch; Haley Matthews,
Blue Water Area Conference Cros-Lex; Kari Baker, Cros-
girls’ basketball lineup Lex; Kayla Rossen, Cros-
which was announced Lex; Emma Waatti, Imlay
Imlay City’s recently: City; Jenna Schroeder,
Kayla First team- Sydney Richmond; Shannon
Louwsma Soper, Cros-Lex; Reese Gaffney, Richmond; Emily
(L) earned a Ruhlman, North Branch; Gill, Yale; and Alissa
spot on the Kayla Louwsma, Imlay City; McIntyre, Yale.
All-Blue Gabbie Childers, Cros-Lex; All-BWAC Defensive
Water Area Madelynne Sutton, Armada; Team- Sydney Soper, Cros-
Conference Emily Nugent, Algonac; Lex; Karsyn Fistler, Armada;
first team Caitlin Rawlins, Armada; Abigail Thiboudea, Imlay
this winter. Anna Gerardy, Yale; Devyn City; Hannah Revoldt,
Gordon, Cros-Lex; and Mary Almont; and Ashley Teltow,
Lengemann, Imlay City. Richmond.
Honorable mention- Final standings- 1)
Tabitha Balduck, Algonac; Cros-Lex, 14-0; 2) Imlay
Photo by Kevin Kissande

Ella Duvernay, Algonac; City and Armada, 11-3 each;


Brandi Kautz, Almont; 4) Richmond, 7-7; 5) Yale,
Grace Johnson, Almont; 6-8; 6) North Branch, 4-10;
Harper Nebergall, Armada; 7) Algonac, 2-12; and 8)
Nicole Beechie, Armada; Almont, 1-13.

Almont’s
Jack
DeMara
watches his
tee shot
split the
fairway at
the Division
3 state
finals.
DeMara now
golfs at St.
Clair County
Community
College.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Photo provided

DeMara: DeMara closed out his


fourth season on Almont’s
from page 17 squad as an All-Blue Water
Area Conference first team Imlay City graduate Eric Pawlaczyk (third from left) stands on the podium at the NCWA Nationals.
Frankenmuth Tournament. selection and Tri-City
DeMara added a 183
total, consisting of an
opening round 93 and a
Times All-Area first team
choice.
SC4 is set to compete
Nationals:
from page 17
closing round 90, at the Monday, April 8 at the
Division 3 state finals. Ancilla College with a 7-5 quarterfinal triumph against
Michigan State Invitational. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Keith
University’s Forest Akers Swan Lake Resort Skaggs.
West Golf Course, in East hosts the tournament which Pawlaczyk then incurred a 9-2 semifinal set-
Lansing, served as the is slated to get underway at back to Grays Harbor College’s David Campbell,
tournament venue. 10 a.m the number two seed.
Next up was a consolation semifinal clash ver-
sus Fresno State University’s Mathew Gamble.
Call or send us with your That battle drew to a close with Pawlaczyk up 2-1.
sports announcements... He then met Grand Valley State University’s
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For his performance, Pawlaczyk earned All-
American accolades.
With his help, Mott Community College Imlay City’s Eric Pawlaczyk looks to turn a foe to his
placed fourth overall. back at the NCWA National Championships last week.
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Rural Lifestyles

Spring tree sales underway


By Maria Brown cedar and more) in various
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land conservation efforts. ia, lilac, elderberry and
Orders are currently being trumpet vine, to name a
taken by both the Lapeer few. Buyers can also order
Conservation District and a packet of plants (large or

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District for their respective birds and butterflies.
2019 Spring Tree Sales. Among the fruit offer-
Last year, 18 people from Michigan were sickened by Salmonella after Orders are due April 1 ings are apple, pear, cherry,
having contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. for Lapeer County’s sale. peach and plum trees; Crimson King Maple is
Visit their online store at strawberry and rhubarb one of several orna-

Hatch a plan to prevent


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product offering, place an raspberry and blackberry through the Blue Water
order or download, print an bushes. The order form also Conservation District
order form or request a cat- offers asparagus and horse- tree sale.

illness when raising birds


alog. radish.
Currently the Lapeer This sale features a lim- County Park in St. Clair
District is selling five types ited number of popular County (April 19-20) or the
of conifer seedlings, four specimen-type trees too Armada Fairgrounds in
TRI-CITY AREA — people. Salmonella can environment until you can types of conifer transplants, including Kousa dogwood, Macomb County (April
A sure sign of spring is the cause diarrhea, vomiting, wash your hands thorough- six types of deciduous Crimson King Maple and 22-24) but those dates are
arrival of chicks and duck- fever and/or abdominal ly with soap and water. trees, native wildflower Dawn Redwood. considered tentative.
lings in local feed and agri- cramps lasting four to •Do not kiss or snuggle seed packets and much The sale also includes A product catalog with
culture supply stores. seven days or more. Certain birds, touch your mouth or more. Their fruit tree selec- flower seeds, tree protec- full descriptions and pic-
Health experts at the groups have a greater eat or drink around live tion includes one nectarine tors, repellents and fertiliz- tures and order forms can
Michigan Department of chance of illness from han- poultry. and cherry each and four er. The district accepts be found online at www.
Health and Human Services dling live poultry or con- •Don’t let children apple varieties (Honeycrisp, cash, check, money order bluewatercd.org. For more
(MDHHS) want people to tact with areas where the younger than 5 years, adults Royal Empire, Ambrosia or credit card. information, call the Blue
know about the potential birds live. Children young- older than 65 or people and Cortland). Looking for Locally, orders can be Water Conservation District
for baby poultry to carry er than 5 years old, older with weakened immune a certain collection of picked up at the Goodells at (810) 984-3865, ext. 5.
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Readers are leaders New treasurer on


in Imlay City job in Mussey Twp.
Imlay City Schools hosted a
Community Reading Night on Friday, Terry Geliske appointed by board
March 15 at Borland Elementary By Maria Brown who tendered her resigna- At that general election, all
where families had the chance to hear mbrown@pageone-inc.com tion at the board’s February of the Mussey Township
from guest readers, win fun prizes and meeting. board seats will appear on
MUSSEY TWP. — A “Terry is very well- the ballot.
take part in literacy activities. new face has joined the qualified,” Lauwers said, Libkie was appointed
township board. noting he’s a West Point to the treasurer’s post in
Supervisor Mike graduate with a background June 2013 and successfully
Amber Hill, a first grad- Lauwers said the board in finance. sought a full, four-year
er, was a lucky raffle named Terry Geliske as Geliske will fill the term in 2016, along with
drawing winner, taking their new treasurer. He remainder of Libkie’s term her fellow incumbent board
home books and a sea- replaces Marsha Libkie through November 2020. members.
son pass to the Alvin
Norlin pool.

‘Bradley Bingo’ on tap


CAPAC — A ‘Bradley Bingo’ event at St. John’s Lutheran Church is
planned for Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. The event is being hosted by the
Conrad Community Center. Participants have a chance to win an authentic
Vera Bradley bag or accessory for a prize. Prizes cannot be substituted, two
prizes per round. Cost is $20 for tickets purchased by April 18; $25 at the
door. Volunteer to host a table of 8, hostess ticket is just $15. Tickets include
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for more information.
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1788 S. Cedar St • Imlay City #1 VOLUME FORD STORE


810-724-5900 IMLAYCITYFORD.COM
*A/Z Plan Returning Lessee offer. Taxes & fees extra. $0 due at signing. Based on 10,500 miles per year. With Ford Motor Credit Approval. Pictures may not represent actual vehicle. See Dealer for complete details.