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Tri-City Times Wednesday, June 12, 2019


LAPEER

ST. CLAIR

MACOMB

145th Volume - Issue No. 24 www.tricitytimes-online.com

Lucas steps
Join Us For Imlay City’s 2nd Annual

Friday & Saturday down from


LDC position
June 14th & 15th
SOMETHING FUN
FOR EVERYONE!
Special Supplement to the Tri-City Times

All the details! Longtime director to retire,


reflects on 35 years at helm
2019 Busker Fest guide
inside this edition! By Tom Wearing
twearing@pageone-inc.com

LAPEER COUNTY — On Friday, June


28, Lapeer Development Corp. (LDC)

Photo by Jim Lewis


Executive Director Patricia Lucas will open
and lock the doors to the building at 449
McCormick Drive in Lapeer for the last time.
Having faithfully served
the local business community Vaudeville act Allez-OOPS will make a return appearance at the 2nd annual
for 35 years, Lucas says she is Michigan Busker Fest this weekend.
now ready to retire and enjoy

Busker Fest is here!


the fruits of her labors.
At the end of the month
she will join her husband,
Daren, and two adult children
in Bend, Oregon; an area
Patricia
3rd Degree
known for its exquisite beauty
and abundant waterfalls. Lucas Weekend of fun slated in Imlay City June 14-15
It’s a place Lucas consid-
Popular local youth ers the ideal destination for someone who has By Maria Brown into two days, we’re certain area and at Third and Main
band to kick off series, spent much of her life in the fast lane. mbrown@pageone-inc.com visitors won’t be bored,” streets.
...see page 13 Lucas says she learned the value of hard Chamber Executive Director Find busker performance
work, self-discipline and financial responsibil- IMLAY CITY — The Shannon Hamel said. schedules at each pitch and
ity at a young age. 2nd annual Michigan Busker Many of the 2019 per- the Blue Barn/Info Booth.
She recalls that assuming the responsibili- Fest has arrived. The two-day formers are returning acts Entertainment options for
ties of a paper route was important to her festival, hosted by the from the inaugural 2018 fes- youngsters include henna art,
early learning experience. Chamber of Commerce and tival including juggler Sam face painting, inflatables,
“I used to deliver the Flint Journal on a centered in downtown Imlay Malcolm, magician Mike mini golf and more.
bicycle,” she recalls. “I did that for eight City, opens Friday at 4 p.m. Davis, comedian Tony New this year, the Busker
years and learned a lot. I think the paper route and wraps up Saturday eve- Steinbach, vaudeville duo Fest will host Muxlow
helped me establish a good work ethic.” ning. Allez-OOPS and fire per- Exotic’s Mobile Reptile Zoo
The youngest of five siblings (four older The schedule of events formers Ohio Burn Unit. on both Friday and Saturday.
brothers), Lucas admits to being particularly includes busker street perfor- New to the 2019 schedule On Saturday, Chamberlin
frustrated during one of those years when her mances, kids activities, eating is freestyle dancer Snap Ponies will offer a mobile
brother Randy beat her out for the Journal’s contests, live music, parades, Boogie, illusionist The Magic petting zoo and pony rides.
coveted “Newspaper Boy of the Year” award. a 5K run and much more. of Trino and musician Max Among their equine friends is
“All my brother did was collect the “Our committee has Field. a unicorn, also available for

Explore Universe
money for me,” she says. “I was the one who planned many exciting things Buskers will perform in rides. Reptile zoo entry is $1
for our guests to see and do. two designated areas or
Lucas page 18 We have so much packed ‘pitches’—Farmers Market Busker page 18
Area libraries announce
summer reading fun,
...see page 14
Robotics team
keeps ‘MI Kids
on the Move’
Capac’s Metal and Soul
team gifts modified vehicles
to special needs children
By Maria Brown
mbrown@pageone-inc.com

All-Area Squad
Photo by Tom Wearing

CAPAC — Four wheels and a special


push button mean that two girls can experi-
Athletes selected by ence the fun and freedom that all youngsters
Tri-City Times, deserve.
...see page 19 Last month, Capac’s Metal and Soul
robotics team gifted two powered ride on cars
Imlay City DDA Director Lorrelei Natke is excited to share area students’ art-
to families through the MI Kids on the Move
work with residents of and visitors to downtown Imlay City.
TRI-CITY program. Seven-year-old Lucy Taylor of

Student art goes up


Romulus received a purple truck with a radio
and a blue Mini Cooper went to Hope
TIMES Freeman. She’s two and a half and lives in
Shelby Twp. with her family.
ONLINE The robotics team and their mentors modi-

on city’s lamp posts


fied the cars so the girls can operate the vehi-
cles with a push button instead of the tradi-
tricitytimes-online.com tional pedal.
In previous years, the Capac students col-
laborated with other teams in St. Clair County
on the builds but this year they took on the Forty-five students
DDA & Borland teacher team up
FACEBOOK work independently. They also hosted fund- responded to Campbell’s
Robotics page 18 for a ‘Making Memories’ project request by turning in a wide
range of drawings consistent
facebook.com By Tom Wearing

5-18. with the theme.
twearing@pageone-inc.com The student art is now The student art featured
/Tricitytimes/ being displayed in conjunc- renderings of the Eastern
IMLAY CITY — Next tion with the Imlay City Michigan State Fair, the old
time you’re strolling through Downtown Development downtown grain elevator,
downtown Imlay City, cast a Authority’s (DDA’s) ongoing farm implements and farm
The Tri-City Times glance upward. “Making Memories in Imlay animals, Vlasic pickles,
is printed on What you will see are 33 City” campaign. Imlay City fire trucks, Ferris
Photo by Maria Brown

recycled paper colorful banners hanging Teaming up with the wheels, blueberries, and other
from the decorative lamp DDA was Borland Imlay City-related images.
posts in the city’s downtown Elementary teacher Jill From the original group
district. Campbell, who encouraged of 45 drawings, 33 were ran-
Each of the newly- students in all grades (K-12) domly selected to be made
Hope Freeman tries out her new Mini installed banners feature the to create images representing into 18-inch-by-36-inch vinyl
Cooper but is equally interested in drawings and paintings of the various aspects of the
Kaitlynn Thompson’s camera. Imlay City students, ages Imlay City community. Student art page 18
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mbrown@pageone-inc.com
of pictures of the commu- at the Capac Library. the parade, Miss Capac
CAPAC — Now’s the nity are eligible for the Voting begins June 17 Days pageant, outhouse
time to register for fun contest. and runs through June 28. races and the car and trac-
contests at the 2019 Capac Entries can be sent to The winner will be tor show are available on
Days. capacchamber1@gmail. announced on Saturday, the ‘Capac Chamber of
Entries are being col- com. Online voting June 29 and receive a $50 Commerce’ Facebook
lected now through June will take place June 16 - gift certificate. page.

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive

Photos provided
Imlay City Knights of Columbus #4556 hosted their annual Tootsie Roll Drive to raise funds for
area youths. Left, K of C Grand Knight Louis Parsch presents a check for $1,158.58 to Fr. Noel
Cornelio of Imlay City’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The funds will be used to support special
needs children in religious education programs. Right, K of C member Tino Gonzalez presents
$412.40 check to Capac Schools Supt. Jeff Terpenning, Superintendent of Capac Schools.

CASH PAID Daley hosts Congratulations AHS


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LAPEER — State

of 2019!!!
Sen. Kevin Daley,
R-Lum, will hold office
Silver Coins hours with constituents
throughout the 31st
Senate District on
Gem & Diamond Monday, June 24 from On behalf of Almont Project Graduation 2019,
Specialist 2-3 p.m. at the
Marguerite deAngeli
we would like to thank all of the Seniors,
Downtown, Imlay City parents, volunteers and Almont community
Library, 921 W. for all of your time, donations, purchases and
810-724-RUBY Nepessing St.
The senator will be support through the year. The All-Night Party
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Sat 10:30 - 3:00 questions and provide it without the donations from our sponsors!
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Summer Feeding Program Busker Fest


on the air
returns to Imlay City Schools IMLAY CITY —
Producers for the Michigan
Radio show ‘Stateside’ are just as intrigued by the
Michigan Busker Fest in Imlay City this weekend as
Free and low cost meals available for kids, families
just over six weeks, con-
cluding on Tuesday, area residents were last year when the new festival
August 6. The first day of made its debut. Stateside Producer Joel Danilewitz
By Maria Brown for lunch. meals regularly offered classes for the 2019-2020 says an interview with Imlay City Chamber Director
mbrown@pageone-inc.com The breakfast menu is during the school year like school year is August 19. Shannon Hamel highlighting the upcoming Busker
set from week to week beef and cheese nachos, Imlay City Middle Fest will likely air on Stateside tomorrow (Thursday,
IMLAY CITY — with designated meals for chicken nuggets, French School is located at 495 W. June 13). Listeners can tune in to Michigan Radio at
Imlay City Schools will each day of the week— toast and sausage and mac- First Street in Imlay City. 91.1 FM. The Stateside program runs from 3-4 p.m.
once again offer a Summer breakfast pizza on aroni and cheese. The Summer Feeding
Feeding Program for chil- Mondays and Thursdays, The offerings for both Program is made possible
dren. pancake on a stick on meals can be found on the through the United States
Children 18 years and Tuesdays, fruit “frudel” on district’s website, www. Department of Agriculture.
younger and those older Wednesdays and mini pan- icschools.us. Imlay City Schools opts to
than 18 who participate in cakes on Fridays. All food must be con- provide meals over a six-
a public or non-profit pri- The lunch menu chang- sumed in the cafeteria. week term that coincides
vate school program for es from day to day but The 2019 Summer with various summer
the mentally and physical- features many kid-centric Feeding Program extends camps and programs.
ly handicapped can receive
free breakfast and lunch
five days a week starting
June 24. The program is
open to youth regardless of
residence or school dis-
trict.
Food service staff will
prepare and serve the food
daily in the Imlay City
Middle School cafeteria.
Breakfast is served from
7:45 to 9 a.m. and lunch
follows from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
No meals will be
served on July 4 or 5 due to
Photo by Maria Brown
the Independence Day hol-
iday.
Parents and guardians
accompanying their chil-
dren are welcome to pur-
chase meals at a cost of Starting June 24, free meals will be served to youth 18 and under at the
$2.75 for breakfast and $4 Imlay City Middle School, regardless of residency or school district.

Last call for Great Lakes bus trip


By Tom Wearing ing is limited and reserva- ied at the National Cemetery The trip will include a
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To reserve a seat for the The bus departs at 9 grounds by Great Lakes
LAPEER — Those 9 a.m. departure time, call a.m. from the Lapeer Staff and information pro-
wishing to tour the Great 810-667-0256. The trip and American Legion Post 16, vided about the process of
Lakes National Cemetery lunch are funded by a grant 170 W. Nepessing St. in being interred at the facili-
Thursday, June 13, must from the Michigan Veterans Lapeer. ty.
reserve a space on the Affairs Agency. A complimentary lunch Great Lakes National
Lapeer County VA’s tour Veterans with an honor- will be served by the Cemetery sits on 544 acres
bus ASAP. able discharge and their Legion’s Women’s and has an avenue of flags
There is no charge for spouses and helpless chil- Auxiliary upon the return just inside the entrance.
the tour and lunch, but seat- dren are eligible to be bur- trip. The cemetery is open to
all members of the U.S.
armed services who have
met a minimum of active
duty service and were dis-
charged under conditions
other than dishonorable.
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LCVA receives $71,000


grant to transport vets
By Tom Wearing Funds for a new van veterans.
twearing@pageone-inc.com Ronders said a portion “For five years we’ve
of the funding is earmarked taken veterans to and from
LAPEER COUNTY  for the purchase of a new their VA medical appoint-
— The Lapeer County van to transport veterans to ments,” Ronders said. “The

Photo provided
Department of Veterans and from VA medical program has grown tremen-
Affairs has been awarded a appointments. dously over time and we're
$71,135 County Veterans Other grant highlights elated to add another vehicle
Service Fund Grant from the include renovating and to our fleet.” Lapeer County’s Veterans Affairs office is the beneficiary of a generous
State of Michigan. updating the LCVA office, Volunteer drivers key grant to help fund the agency’s transportation program for vets.
In December, the state equipment purchases for the Ronders noted that
legislature appropriated $4.2 office, expanding outreach volunteer drivers, many of develop a bond between our fund operations, which was programs that assist veter-
million to assist county efforts with a series of work- them veterans themselves; office and our veterans.” renewed in 2016. ans facing financial emer-
Veterans Affairs offices with shops, and hosting an appre- are integral to making the Located in the County The LCVA is governed gencies.
the delivery of vital services ciation dinner for veterans transportation program Annex, 287 W. Nepessing in by a five-member Veterans The Lapeer County
to veterans. next fall. work. downtown Lapeer, the Affairs Committee. The VA VA office is open Monday-
The grant will allow the “The LCVA is turning “Our drivers are tremen- LCVA was created by the office staff is critical in help- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
department to expand its 50 this year and we want to dous,” he said. “They take county in 1969. ing connect veterans with and is closed from 12-1 p.m.
transportation program thank veterans for allowing the time and opportunity to Originally funded disability, education, for lunch.
which transports Lapeer us the opportunity to serve interact with veteran passen- through the county’s general employment, burial and For questions or infor-
County veterans and them since 1969,” said gers while taking them to fund, in 2012 voters health benefits; while over- mation, call the office at
enhance outreach program- Ronders. “We want to share appointments; which helps approved a .1 mill levy to seeing two emergency grant 810-667-0256.
ming to veterans and their this occasion with our cli-

Water, sewer rates on the rise in Almont


families. ents and update them on
“We truly appreciate the changes within the VA and
financial support from the its various programs.”
state of Michigan,” said He added that details
LCVA Director Edward L. about the dinner and pro- By Benjamin Stalker there are many moving
Ronders. “It shows the com- gram will be announced tct@pageone-inc.com parts to these increases;
mitment Michigan has to soon. Meanwhile, Ronders part of the increase is due
connect our state’s veterans is pleased to hear of the ALMONT — The to the Great Lakes Water
to the benefits they’ve expansion of transportation Village Council held a pub- Authority increasing their
earned.” services for Lapeer County lic hearing prior to their rates to Almont, and to con-
regularly scheduled meet- tinue funding projects to

Your Local Agent


ing last Tuesday, June 4, to fix the village’s infrastruc-
discuss increases in water ture.
and sewer rates as well as When asked for specif-
going over the budget for ics on projects to improve
- for - Call Me For
the upcoming fiscal year. local infrastructure Connors

Auto
During the public hear- said, “North Street and
A Quote! ing the Village Manager, Johnson Street are going to
Mike Connors said there be relined and streets are

or
will be increases to the being redone.”
water and sewer rates, but Connors went on to say
not sharp increases. Sewer that things are being done

Home
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Photo by Benjamin Stalker


increased from $9.08 to our community, but right
$9.16 per 1,000 gallons. now its all being done in
Water consumption rates the background which is

Insurance
have increased $5.73 to why I can understand your
$5.83 per 1000 gallons. frustrations.”
These rates will be effec- Over the course of the Almont Village Manager Mike Connors
tive as of July, 2019. meeting village residents responds to questions about increasing water
Residents in attendance were able to voice ques-
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and sewer rates.
expressed frustration tions and concerns, and the
regarding the increases, village council was able to taxes, I raise mine,” said he doesn’t enjoy raising
ALMONT CAPAC METAMORA and inquired about their respond and empathize council member Dave taxes, but it’s necessary to
necessity. with residents. Love. have a functioning system
798-3946 395-4366 678-3655 Connors explained that “Every time I raise your He went on to say that for the community.

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‘Daddy & Me’


PHOTO CONTEST
Thank you to all who submitted photos for this year’s
Tri-City Times ‘Daddy & Me’ photo contest. As the pic-
tures illustrate, there are many loving moments and mem-
ories frozen in time that will be cherished for generations.
Winners will be notified by Thursday, June 13.
Prizes may be picked up at the Tri-City Times office,
594 N. Almont Ave., Imlay City, MI 48444 on Friday,
June 15 or thereafter. A big shout out to Woods-N-Water
News for providing the prizes for this year’s contest.
Stella Tait (2), Remi Tait (10 months),
Logan Tait (dad) and Brylie Tait (3).
Submitted by Abbie Tait Happy Father’s Day to all! Dan and Abigayle Deskins.
Submitted by Amy Deskins.

Lee VanDerPloeg, Jacob Gage Murray, 9 years old (son), Connor, Great-grandpa Artt
Mark Siegler with son Jack. Mark VanDerPloeg & Erika VanDerPloeg. and Stephen Murray (dad). Cantrell and Colton. Submitted by
also with Nora and Penny Siegler. Submitted by Denise VanDerPloeg. Submitted by Dyanne Murray Glenda Cantrell.
Submitted by Ashley Siegler.

Jeremy J. Witmer with Severin, Jayla, Michael, Daddy (Nick), Jana Emma, Henry and Tessa Sosa. Kim Schocke & Clyde Schoonover.
Raine, Branson, and Mercer and Gianna Hanford. Submitted by Submitted by Kelly Thorman. Submitted by Kim Schocke.
Witmer. Jerrica Hanford.

Brandon and Jozlynn Schoonover. Kyleigh and Brandon Schoonover Barry and daughter Ashley. Millicent with daddy Mike Woodley.
Submitted by Kim Schocke. Submitted by Kim Schocke. Submitted by Kristin Bryan. Marci and daddy Mike Woodley.
Submitted by Louise Woodley.

Jeremy Schroeder, Nick Schroeder


(front), dad Matt Schroeder, Jimmy Carter (dad) and Harper Adams. Alyvia, 4 yrs. old and dad Michael John Cramer (left), Sharna Cramer
Schroeder (back). Submitted by Submitted by Nicole Proctor. Grone. Submitted by Samantha Smith (right). Submitted by Sharna
Michelle Schroeder. Grone. Cramer Smith.

Eric and
Katelyn
Smith.
Submitted
by Alicia
Smith

Jenna, age 10, and her dad Marc


Granger Mae and dad Chaz Hill. Wildie. Submitted by Stephanie Justin and Colton Herzog.
Submitted by Skye Hill. Wildie. Submitted by Amanda Gottschling.
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Future’s bright for top Ed Tech students


Editor’s note: This is Ulbrik. Management Masters so meant a lot to me,” Brett During high school, she to do in my near future,”
the final in a two part Emily plans to work that she can one day own says. “I now feel like I have stayed busy with her Jacklyn says. “I learned so
installment featuring the part time within the busi- her own business with a a second family and will involvement in volleyball many skills that I can put
top students in each of the ness or electrical field while cosmetology background miss all of them. I have a and The Business forth in my personal life
programs offered at the attending Mott Community or help failing salons build great feeling of accom- Professionals of America. and I’ve become friends
Lapeer County Ed Tech College to take business their revenue. plishment on finishing this “This program has with so many people in my
Center in Attica. and electri- Mackenzie was recog- program.” shown me what I truly want class.”
A big ‘thank you’ to cal classes. nized as SkillsUSA Digital Media Arts
Tonya Streasick, Ed Tech While Regional Champion for the Jaclyn VanBibber is
Center student services
secretary, for providing the
attending
the Lapeer
2018 and 2019 years as
well as awarded fourth
from Lapeer High School
and the daughter of Angela
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Emily par-
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for the 2018 and 2019
school years. She also
Clapp
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Following graduation
David
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Family First Armada
Entrepreneurship ticipated in received many athletic Jaclyn plans to attend Mott
Veronica Turner is State Skills awards in volleyball and Community College to earn
from North Branch High USA fin- Emily track such as Athletic her associate’s in Media
School and the daughter of ishing in Ulbrik Academic All-State Athlete Arts & Entertainment
Jack and 11th place; for volleyball and Regional Technology. After Mott, Loren DeCarlo D.O.
C a r r i e
Smith.
she has successfully com-
pleted the OSHA 10
Champ and State Qualifier
in discus.
she will be moving to
Orlando, Florida to attend Colleen Scott D.O. ONE DAY
While Training Course as well as Mackenzie stayed busy The Digital Animation ONLY!
attending
the Lapeer
received perfect attendance
from Imlay City High
throughout high school by
being involved in National
Vi s u a l
Effects
Paula Pretty NP, $15 Sports Physicals
County Ed School. Some of the activi- Honor Society and various School to Pamela Kuzera NP and June 12, 2019
T e c h ties she enjoys taking part athletic teams such as vol- earn her
Karey Hartford NP 3-6 pm
Center, in are football and video leyball, track and basket- bachelor’s
Ve r o n i c a Veronica games with her brother, ball. She participated in Ed degree in
received an Turner cooking food with her Tech activities like Vi s u a l 11 7 S . M a i n
award for grandmother, hanging out SkillsUSA and the Business Effects
the DECA with friends, going to Professionals of America Production. Capac
Emerging Leader, Virtual
Enterprises Student
church when she can, and
finally, working as a part
and finally spent her time
volunteering with many
Jaclyn
has
Jacklyn
not VanBibber
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Tech Honors award and the Howie’s. and blood drives as well as received
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CEO and CFO for Virtual “Girls have a place in thrift shops and soup kitch- recognition as Top Senior, Armada
Enterprise - Imagineers. this industry too,” Emily ens. she has also received an Ed
Some of the activities says referring to her experi- “Being in this program Tech Honors award and is a 586.473.8082
she has taken part in are ence in the program. has given me the opportu- recipient of a Mark Robbins
volunteering at the LCISD Careers in Education nity to take a step towards Memorial Scholarship. ACCEPTS MOST INSURANCES
STEMM and PEEPS Lily Davis is from my future,” Mackenzie
Camps, representing Virtual North Branch High School says. “Through cosmetolo-
Enterprises at the MME and the daughter of Jeff and gy I’ve learned valuable
and MBEA Teacher confer- Danielle Davis. life skills of meeting new
ences, attended and worked Lily will be attending people, importance of com-
at the Southern Region and Mott Community College munication, getting out of
Great Lakes Trade Shows to earn her associate’s my comfort zone and trust-
as well as obtained work degree. While going to ing myself and my deci-
experience at Greater Mott, she has plans to work sions. Being a part of
Lapeer Realty. at a day SkillsUSA has given me
After graduation, care or pre- the confidence and prepara-
Veronica will be attending school to tion to continue on in pass-
Ferris State University for gain more ing my State Board Exam
Event Marketing and experience and pursuing my career
Management. and learn- goals.”
“Being a part of this ing. After Auto Mechanics
program has been the most obtaining Brett Coultas is from
significant part of my high her associ- Lapeer High School and
school career,” Veronica a t e ’ s Lily the son of Derick Coultas
says. “Throughout the degree, she Davis and Michelle Coultas.
course I have learned and will trans- Brett will be attending
grown more as a person fer to Saginaw Valley State Adrian College in the fall to
than I thought was possible. University to pursue an play college football, study
My teacher and co-workers Elementary Teaching criminal
(classmates) have made an Degree. justice and
impact on my life in many During high school, become a
ways. The love and appre- Lily was the varsity cheer- DNR offi-
ciation I have for them all is leading captain for 2017- cer.
unreal.” 2019, received the Blue During
Auto Body & Collision Water Area Conference his four
Repair Athletic Award in 2019 and years of
Top student Holley was recognized as an honor high school
Stheiner is from Lapeer roll student as well as Brett was a
High School. received a Teacher of the starter each Brett
While attending the Week award. She partici- year for Coultas
Lapeer County Ed Tech, pated in many activities football
Holley has such as, varsity cheerlead- and was part of a second
received ing 2015-2019, several team in 2017.
not only cheerleading clinics for “This program has
the Top elementary students and

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Our Opinion
Letters from our readers...
Festivals, fairs bolster
communities Lum firefighters thankful for support

T
The Lum Firefighters 50/50 raffles and Chinese donated money or items Again, this year you
he summer festival season has and families would like Auction. We always for the auction. We are have all made this
arrived. Our calendar for the next to thank all of those appreciate everyone who very thankful for all Spaghetti Dinner a huge
three months is pretty full with folks who came to eat at comes out to support the the continued support success.
our annual Spaghetti fire department. from our community and Thank you again,
weekend events that celebrate the season Dinner on Saturday, We would also like the surrounding commu- —Lum Firefighters and
and community. May 18. We hope every- to give a huge THANK nities as well. The contin- Families
Imlay City’s up first in the rotation one had plenty to eat YOU to all the people ued support year after Arcadia Township Fire
with their two-day Michigan Busker Fest, and had fun with our and businesses who either year is truly amazing. Department
June 14-15. In two weeks’ time, it’s
Capac’s turn when they host the 2019 States have long history of independence
Capac Days, June 28-29. Almont and Rick Liblong’s “Food their own personal care. care. Many have been nant so why promote abor-
Dryden will wait until September for their for thought” column in last Do you want to “feminize” pulled from homes by tion? But most troubling is
festivities. Almont’s Heritage Festival will week’s issue presents coun- men? state’s protective services, his statement about when a
take place Sept. 13-14 and Dryden will ter ideas to attorney John Saying the 60 million awaiting issues at homes fetus becomes human life.
Lengemann’s pro life letter, abortion deaths were a nec- corrected, or cutting of He states “It can survive
follow with their Fall Festival Sept. 27-28. but they lack proper thought essary evil saddens me that parental rights. “Unwanted outside the womb.” Just
There will be no shortage of activity at and again are just “opin- anyone has the gall to even children” is just a ploy by when is that? Can a year-
Imlay City’s Eastern Michigan State ion.” say that. I remember the abortion providers like old take care of itself? Can
Fairgrounds either. Next weekend, June John Lengemann is a late Mother Theresa saying Planned Parenthood to pro- a 2-year-old? Can a special
well known attorney in a “It is a poverty that chil- mote their pro death agen- needs child or person sur-
22-23, treasure hunters will descend on the prominent law firm. Akin dren must die so we can da. vive without help? Oh,
grounds for the Gateway to the Thumb to the commercial “When live as we want.” Abortion I do wonder why Mr. that’s right we will abort
Arts and Antiques Festival. The following E. F. Hutton talks, people is not a solution! It is the Liblong states he wishes them. Maybe he should
Saturday, June 29, Ag Community Relief listen,” Mr. Lengemann sign of a morally corrupt abortion was never needed. rethink himself.
will host their annual Barn Bash fundraiser talks from years of research nation. There are so many ways —David Naeyaert
and expertise. If one coun- In this country there are that women won’t get preg- Allenton
there. Next month, the fairgrounds will ters his views, one had bet- between 12 and 20 million
host the Michigan Lavender Festival July
Thanks for expressing
ter be well prepared. plus illegal aliens. Is it
11-13 and their signature event, the Mr. Liblong tries to alright to kill unborn babies
Eastern Michigan State Fair July 23-27. deflate Mr. Lengemann’s to save our world, but okay
Come September, the grounds will attract assertions on the 14th
amendment. Does one
to tolerate those violating
U.S. law? As far as adopt- the other side of issue
outdoor enthusiasts for the three-day believe an attorney or a ing unwanted children Kudos to Rick Liblong one-sidedness. He appears
Woods-N-Water New Outdoor Weekend, retired newspaper colum- those couples wanting to for his ‘More food for to be one seeking to
Sept. 6-8. nist? As far as state by state adopt have had to resort to thought’ column in last increase the political
Certainly, there’s fun to be found out- rules on cars, housing, foreign adoptions as there week’s Tri-City Times. divide. Thanks for express-
medical care, etc., states are no children available. I am currently building ing the other side. I imag-
side of the Tri-City area too in places like have a long history of inde- Infant adoption has been in the Dryden/Metamora ine Rick has received a lot
Yale, Metamora, Richmond and Harbor pendence on many issues. almost an impossibility for area, so I pick up the of negative emails. Good
Beach. We’ve got all the details on these Remember “states’ rights” 40 years plus. Referring to paper whenever I can. As luck to him, I appreciate
and other festivities in our Summer caused a civil war in this foster care, not all children such, I note the frequency his efforts.
Festival Guide which was inserted in the nation? And come on. Give in foster care are adoptable. of Mr. Lengemann’s —Mark Lingeman
men a little more credit on Some spent years in foster columns and their very Metamora
May 29 print edition of the Tri-City Times.
By the way, extra copies of the guide are
available for free in our office. Your letters and your opinions welcome
Having such a packed summer calendar We’re always pleased when However, we’re unable to deemed inappropriate, the writer
can be exhausting but festivals and fairs readers take the time to share their share some of the input we receive will be notified or the letter will
opinions with us. We’re bolstered because it is sent anonymously and simply not be published. But if you
can do a lot to build up communities. by the diversity of opinions that therefore we can’t confirm the have an opinion that’s strong
These events give families a chance to make our editorial pages consis- source. As always, names will be enough to write about, please pro-
spend time together and let neighbors and tently judged winners by the withheld upon request, but all let- vide the contact information so
friends reconnect. Youngsters can try out Michigan Press Association each ters, guest columns, opinions, etc. others can consider it, too. We
year. We welcome feedback, let- for the editorial pages must include want to hear from you. Write to the
budding skills at talent shows or at a mid- ters, guest columns, complaints, a name and contact information for editor at P.O. Box 278, Imlay City,
way game. We share laughs over seeing praise, opinions—the whole verification purposes. If there are MI 48444 or send an email to tct@
dogs in costumes or watching the serious gamut. any questions or the material is pageone-inc.com.
but silly outhouses races. And maybe, ran-
dom conversations are struck up while
sharing a cold beverage or waiting in line
for a balloon animal and new acquaintanc-
Summer fun and art classes for youths
es are formed. Editor’s note: The fol- info@gallery194.com or giving students the chance mediums, but will all meet
lowing guest column was by calling 810-667-1495. to “try everything” when it on Saturdays in June and

I
As always, we’ll be at these events too submitted by Katie Beth t’s time to think about comes to art. July. They are geared
with cameras and notepads in hand, docu-
menting it all to share with you.
Chrismer of The Center for
the Arts of Greater Lapeer.
She may be reached at
summer fun and Gallery
194 has just the thing—six
art classes geared toward
These classes will be
taught by different
instructors and in different
toward students ages 7-13,
and will last two hours
each. The first class will be
June 15, and the classes

Big love, big life, big, big legacy


will run for six weeks,
skipping the July 4th holi-
day weekend, with the
final class on July 27. The
Note: In remembrance love. boxer right up to the very altered or changed. cost is $15 per class, or
of my father Francesco My dad would be roll- end. And it doesn’t end Except, maybe, by love. sign up for the entire ses-
‘Frank’ Minolli on the eve ing his eyes right now, there. I know this because sion for a reduced rate of
of Father’s Day, I am re- assuming a pseudo-mudra I know this because we always had nature. $75.
running the eulogy I yoga pose and letting out a we always had art. An He’d park the motor home The class session
shared with the huge gath- slow, low “ohmmmmmm- appreciation for creation; a in a wildflower field, next begins with photography
ering who came to honor mmm” to sometimes excruciatingly to the lakeshore or out in on June 15 from 12-2 p.m.
his life after he passed tease me, boring dissection of how the woods. My dad’s deep Students will have the
away on February 21, but I and why things were creat- appreciation for the beauty chance to learn more about
2011. It is hard for me to believe ed. Why things worked the of nature was a gift of their cameras and the com-
believe eight years have our spir- way they did. If you ever love. position of a good photo,
gone by. I miss him more its chose want to know the intimate And that love also before hitting the streets to
with each passing year. each details of the space and included good food. “shoot” their favorite
W hat happens when
you have big love?
Great love?
other.
And I
know Observations in ink...
energy required to create a
vacuum when you think
you’re simply putting
Wonderful, colorful, fra-
grant food. Italian food;
the best food in the world.
sights in downtown
Lapeer. June 22 from 12-2
Let me tell you.
A boy meets a girl.
that it
does not
Catherine Minolli Saran Wrap on leftovers,
do so in front of my dad.
All kinds of other food,
too. Whatever it was we Francesco ‘Frank’
They are very young. They end here. You think you’re storing were encouraged to try it. Minolli’s big sense of
choose to love each other I know this because food. In my dad’s world And we were opened up humor among his
then and don’t even know we never would have been there’s a better way to to new and different many gifts.
it. They are familiar. They so blessed had we squan- store it. And he’ll tell you things. It was yet another
speak the same language, dered our gifts another about it. More than once. experience of life, and it He was an adventurer,
literally and in ways that time. I know this because There was nothing he does not end here. an artist, a connoisseur, a
cannot be described. Her we have been so blessed to couldn’t figure out, fix, I know this because physicist, mechanic,
name is Anna. His name is have dodged many bullets. make better or accom- we had adventures beyond teacher, drill sergeant, soft
Francesco. Destiny is Iraq deployments, rollover plish. He even understood the scope of what most touch, and a pioneer. A
sealed. accidents, heart attacks, the mysteries of life— people realize. How many pioneer from a long line
What happens when cancer surgeries, illnesses, mostly by knowing there 45-year-olds take a 500 of pioneers who learned to
you have big love like job loss, turmoil, heart- are mysteries. And he mile motorcycle trip with use their gifts; it was part
this? You get four daugh- ache. We persevered and knew the “order of their 75-year-old dad and of his DNA. And now it is
ters and a family like no rose above. things.” 70-year-old mom with part of mine, and my sis-
other. It does not, cannot I know this because That was among my nothing more than the ters. 3-D art created with
happen “by accident.” we always had music. Dad dad’s favorite sayings. gear that fit in the saddle You cannot tell me this clay during last year’s
My sisters and I were wired our entire house for When we were troubled bags? Better still, how “just happens.” It happens student art class
brought up to not squander sound. Unbelievable—that by the bittersweet realities does a middle aged because of great love. My series.
our gifts. My dad had is unless you know my of life and death—the loss woman explain to her dad’s great love of family. p.m., students will try
many and through his dad—there are speakers of a pet, human tragedies, peers that her folks are at Of life. Of laughter. Of us. acrylic paints on a new
remarkable talent for just built into the walls of loved one’s passing—his Daytona’s Bike week...and And it does not end here. base medium—rocks—
about everything, we every single room in the answer “it’s the order of the real topper...Sturgis? My dad, Francesco while learning the peaceful
learned to make the most house we grew up in. And things” helped make sense Ask me. I’ll tell you. ‘Frank’ Minolli, passed process of creating dot
of our own gifts. The most we sang songs. A favorite of things that sometimes, How does this hap- away at 11:04 a.m. on mandalas. The June 29
important one was the gift of my dad’s was Simon in our small human world, pen? How do we get all February 21 (2011) with class is titled “Face Time!”
of family. And when you and Garfunkel’s ‘The were hard to make sense these gifts? Because we the sounds of all of our and students will learn
are the product of such big Boxer.’ We were all ‘the of. He often spoke about chose each other and we voices in his ear. Now, his about proportions and
love, you know you are boxer,’ though we really “the order of things,” and were chosen. My father, at song of life forever sings drawing facial features,
special. You must be. didn’t know why back knew—still knows— age 83, continued to ride in mine. while being artists and
There is no other explana- then. Now I know. My dad there’s an order of things his Harley until mid-Sep- Email Catherine at
tion than love. Huge, huge always knew. He was the that cannot be interrupted, tember of 2010. cminolli@pageone-inc.com. Classes page 12
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A lifetime of de-sensitization?
P erhaps you remember a
couple of weeks ago
when a gunman stormed a
But this column is not
really about mass shoot-
ings, nor even about guns,
Django Unchained, the
Quentin Tarantino film.
For those of you who’ve
go-lucky comedies and
romances, or action films.
I have yet to chance upon
municipal building in but rather violence in gen- never seen it, it’s a rather Vietnamese music that
Virginia Beach, VA and left eral. I write this from a violent movie that deals touches the themes of

Photo provided
12 dead in his wake. country where the above with our history of slavery. anger and rebellion (but
Twelve people went into described atrocities never Quite on point with then again, I don’t speak
work like any other day and happen. In contrast to its Tarantino’s style, who has Vietnamese, so it’s hard to
State Rep. Gary Howell welcomes students never returned, all because infamous an uncanny fixation with know for sure). There’s not
and teachers from Waldon Middle School to someone with a gun was past, this mixing bloodshed and much appetite for stuff that
offer testimony on House Bill 4589. thinking God knows what. is a rela- humor into dark comedy. affirms the darker parts of
It was a tragedy that shook tively And I enjoyed it. life.

Students testify for


national headlines. safe and Somewhere within all But all this doesn’t
Until they weren’t secure the firing guns, all that touch the fact that the
shaken anymore. I looked country. flesh being shot to bits, I movie was also cool.

Howell’s HB 4589
recently at the front pages Even could appreciate it within That’s what stylized vio-
of a few national newspa- homicide From the Other Side... the wider context of the lence does: one begins to
pers and media sites, and I rates in film. The work draws fantasize about outdrawing
Editor’s note: The fol-
lowing was submitted by
Fuller’s lessons on how
state government oper-
couldn’t find any mention general Andrew Wernette smoothly from all the clas- their rival and shooting
of it. (The local newspaper here are sic Westerns that take perfectly from the hip,
the office of State Rep. ates. Gray then visited for Virginia Beach, of propor- place in our country, which never mind who that rival
Gary Howell, R-North Howell’s office hours in course, is still reporting on tionately lower than those in turn are filled with good might be. It’s status,
Branch. Call 517-373- Lapeer with letters of the aftermath; I had to dig a of the US (which has the cowboys shooting down power, imaginary though
1800 or email echappel@ support from the students. bit to find a related story in highest rate among most bad cowboys. Blood has they might be. Even weap-
house.mi.gov. Testifying before the the Richmond Times- developed nations). This always gone hand in hand ons themselves attain a
S tate Rep. Gary Howell
of North Branch, chair
of the House Natural
committee gave students
a unique opportunity to
immerse themselves in
Dispatch, the paper of the
state’s capital.)
can probably be ascribed to
Vietnam’s strict gun laws,
with our perceptions of the
Wild West, if not the actu-
“forbidden fruit” sheen
when viewed from a coun-
I half-wonder if this is which could likely be fod- al formation and expansion try that bans them: “Why
Resources & Outdoor the legislative process. because we have, unfortu- der for debate back home of America. don’t I have a .44
Recreation Committee, “Mr. Gray’s students nately, become “used to it” regarding political and per- It wasn’t merely blood Magnum?”
recently welcomed a provided thorough and to the point that such car- sonal freedom and whatnot, that I found so—dare I say Or was it yet some-
group of middle school compelling testimony on nage no longer packs as but still. it—refreshing. It was a thing else? Some carnal
students to Lansing to tes- this proposal,” Howell much newsworthiness as it On occasion, I come reflection of grit. Vietnam, pleasure of seeing villains
tify before the committee. said. “They also spoke once did. I admit, the con- across people over here with its lingering poverty, blasted away on the big
The group from with many of my col- stant stream of shootings who ask me whether it’s corruption and shadiness, screen, as I have through-
Waldon Middle School in leagues in the House of has even somewhat desen- safe to travel in my country, arguably has more grittier out my whole life? Was I,
Lake Orion made the trip Representatives individu- sitized me to this horrible and I have to think about sides than the States, but it at some level deep down,
to voice their support for ally to secure their sup- phenomenon. Ever since I how to shape my answer. seems that the Communist accepting violence as part
Rep. Howell’s bill, House port. I believe the stu- moved to Vietnam, I All of this, however, government keeps its of the fabric of American
Bill 4589, which would dents have learned a great couldn’t tell you exactly only constitutes one side of media sanitized of that culture? Was I?
designate the eastern wild deal about successful how many mass shootings the coin. reality. The majority of I don’t know.
turkey as the official civic involvement by pro- have occurred on my home I went on Netflix Vietnamese films shown in Email Andrew at
game bird for the state of moting this bill.” soil. recently to re-watch theaters look to be happy- at.wernette@gmail.com.
Michigan. The bill was Also testifying in sup-

Using the power of connection


introduced by Rep. port of the bill was Art
Howell at the request of Pelon, president of the
the students. Michigan Wild Turkey
Jon Gray, eighth Federation.
grade science teacher at
Waldon, and social stud-
If passed out of com-
mittee, House Bill 4589 I remember feeling as
though I was different
from everyone else at a
do so and instead turn to
drug use, I’m responsible
for that too.
No/War On Drugs Era that
the experiment was con-
ducted in, but Alexander
weren’t really all that inter-
ested in getting lit (shout
out to Generation Z, I have
ies teacher Jillyan Fuller would move to the House
developed an innovative floor, where it would very young age. Perhaps There is no silver-bul- had another idea. words for you just ahead).
way to pair Gray’s aviary receive a vote before the that’s something that I had let-like all-encompassing- In his initial experi- The logical conclusion was
science lessons with full chamber. in common with every solution to the immobiliz- ment, the rats had nothing that the environment
other kid bouncing about ing loneliness that so many to do but get high on played a determining role
the grounds of Elmwood of us find ourselves cap- cocaine until the rodent- in whether or not a given

Gems from poetry Elementary in blue-collar


St. Clair
Shores.
tured by. Therapy is often
the most helpful tool.
Medication can yield great
reaper swung his scythe
and collected their souls.
The cage they had been in
rat would become a slave
to drug addiction.
I felt lost as I grew up

contest winners Maybe


the senti-
ments
results as well. Yet I cannot
strongly emphasize enough
that what British journalist
was small, and devoid of
distraction in the form of
either a friend or a running
during 1980s and ’90s, and
my life took on an unsa-
vory trajectory as a result. I
I am pleased to announce
the Fourth Annual Yule
Love it Lavender Farm
hair,
once
thick,
that led
to my
Johann Hari professed in
his TED Talk resonates
wheel. They were doomed
from the moment they
can only imagine how
much more challenging it
some- deep within me. He elo- found themselves trapped is for a young person to
Poetry Contest winners. wavy,
The contest was free,
times-
crip- The Idiopathic Truth... quently stated that the
opposite of addiction is not
in their new, desolate envi-
ronment. Alexander decid-
wade through our compara-
tively faster-paced society
judged by Mary Jo Firth tucked
Gillett, and the theme was beside
pling-
social-
Tim Galbraith sobriety; the opposite of
addiction is connection.
ed to recreate the experi-
ment, but this time around
today. A study done by
Cigna Health released in
‘My relationship with me in a
nature in my own back- paper Honest Living... anxiety
were not unusual, but
Hari recalled an experi-
ment involving rats to con-
he built what has since
become known as Rat
May 2018, found that lone-
liness has become its own
yard.’ Thank you to all sack
who submitted for the against Iris Lee Underwood instead common among
my peers. I’ll never know
vincingly illustrate his
case. Conducted by
Park. His Cedar-Point-for-
rodents included space to
epidemic. Generation Z
was the loneliest genera-
contest. its will. for sure. What I do know is researcher Bruce Alexander explore, wheels to run in, tion polled. It doesn’t take
First Place: Aline Birds that those angsty-feelings of Simon Fraser University, tunnels to dart through, much of a leap to see how
Soules, Danville, CA call in tender song, kindly of isolation led me straight it began with the obser- friends to play with, and of loneliness and substance
Ephemera like they know what will to drugs and alcohol. I still vance of rats gorging them- course, drug-laced water abuse are intertwined. Rat
A hot, humid night per- come when softness is get anxious in social set- selves on cocaine-laced (this time that drug was Park showed us that by
fect for fireflies. I give gathered in my hand, lift- tings, but I’m not a kid water until they died. morphine, which is even changing the world we live
my son a two-quart ed to the breeze. anymore. I’m now respon- Simple enough, right? more addictive than in, we can limit our desire
mason jar with a mesh lid I close my eyes, sible for finding healthy “Cocaine kills” was a cocaine). The fascinating to escape it.
that lets air flow freely. imagine pale shells, nest- means of coping with emo- more-than-satisfactory result of this incarnation of Email Tim at
He and his friends zig-zag lings tional distress. If I fail to result during the Just Say his project was that the rats tct@pageone-inc.com.
around the lawn, swoop- warmed in abundance.

Seeing history with new eyes


ing to catch the beetles Sparrows or perhaps a
mid-air. mourning dove.
Even crowded in a jar, Third Place: Mary
these tiny insects punctu- Merlo, Troy, MI
ate the night with lucifer-
in shine, seeking a mate
as if they were still in the
Flowers, Trees and
Honeybees Awaken
Random bouquets of
A s I think on Father’s
Day in light of the
memories of the
Gerald are the two young-
est in their family. My
parents married in April of
retrospect, he believes the
next step for him would
have been deployment to
we take that freedom light-
ly, handle it frivolously?
May we never forget the
air, in the grass, flitting golden daffodils trumpet Normandy Invasion which 1942, and I was born in Europe. My uncle did blood, sweat, and tears
through the trees. emergence of season. have been vividly re-lived April of 1943. Somewhere end up in Europe, served with which this freedom
When it’s time to Tulips sing spring, purple on between those two dates, until war’s end, and came has been preserved!
come into the house, my and cream crocus cover nation- my dad went into the army. home to marry his sweet- Thanks, Dad. You lived
son stuffs lettuce in the ground. Dogwoods wide TV Surviving the years is a heart. to tell. Thanks, Uncle
jar, but I explain they explode with buds prom- this past picture of my mom and her Fast forward 75 years, Gerald, you fought on—to
want plant pollen and ising petals of red-stained week, I friend Clarissa, my uncle’s and here we are, the oldest preserve. And, like a lump
nectar. Before I can stop crosses. realize fiancee, writing letters to and youngest of the in my throat, I feel a huge
him, he throws in granu- Rioting growth con- how dif- their servicemen. Now that William and Martha debt of gratitude I never
lated sugar. trasts fall’s rust-colored ferent my I think about it, I guess I (Rozenboom) De Boef before felt so strongly—for
I ask him to let the
fireflies go, but he insists
blanket spread beneath
bare trees about to sprout
life could
have Perspectives... was in that picture, wasn’t
I—though still “under
family (and those between
and beyond) and the oldest
those who died so we
could live in freedom. And
on putting the jar on his
bedside table in that age-
tiny leaves. Lacy veils
shroud landscape to hide
been. For
some Willene Tanis cover,” so to speak.
My dad took a farm
and youngest in the Gerald
and Clarissa (Stek)
to those of you who daily
miss them—thank YOU.
old desire to capture joy robin, oriole and blue jay reason, I deferment as his dad had Rozenboom family (and There’s something I’d
through possession. When nests ensconced in wood- don’t had a heart attack and those between and really like to share about
he sleeps, I take the jar, lands. believe I had ever been so there was no one to run the beyond), sharing—via all this, but it’s too long
not wanting the fireflies A rosy-breasted bird struck by that before. For farm; and, in his words, at social media—the values for one column. I will con-
to die, not here, not now. streaks like a fleeting starters, I could have been the time he felt that was and beliefs passed down tinue next week.
They have only a couple image in slumber’s an only child instead of the more important than “so by our parents as we enjoy Meanwhile, thanks, Dad.
of months. dream, darts across a oldest of 12. I could have much horse currying.” He the freedom to do so. Do Wish I could sit down and
Soft steady rain falls wooden deck where missed out on knowing the went home for a furlough, we always agree? No, as talk about some of this
as I step outside. This empty terra cotta pots five children born to my and by the time he we disseminate and deci- with you and Mom. And
late, the boys and fireflies stand ready to welcome uncle and his wife as well. returned to the base, his pher, we do so from differ- thanks, Uncle Gerald—and
have gone. I unscrew the geraniums and spikes. The following is a little deferment had come ent perspectives. Have we Aunt Clarissa too.
lid. The beetles rise, Squirrels dig for stashed background to that. through, and the army was been given a standard? Email Willene at
twinkle round my head acorns. My mom and Uncle becoming mechanized. In Yes, indeed, we have! Do willenetanis@aol.com.
until I walk into the wet Light glints off irides-

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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space 810-441-0322 for more info. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Room. For time and more screens for children of pre-
constraints announcements
will be posted one week in Free Meals, Food Orchards’ Cupboard Food
meetings are held every
Saturday at 10 a.m. at West
info, call 800-635-7490 or
visit www.marletteregional-
school age are available at
the Lapeer County Health
advance of the event. Notices Pantry is open the 3rd Berlin United Methodist hospital.org. Department. To schedule an
must be received in writing by First Congregational Saturday of every month 9 Church, Allenton. appointment please call 810-
noon Monday prior to the Church, United Church of a.m.-noon. Food distributed TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- 667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
publication date. Christ, of Imlay City oper- at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) loss group meets Tuesday
ates a Food Pantry every Twp., 586-336-4673. www. meetings are held every nights at the Hunter’s Creek Capac Pharmacy is teaming
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 orchardsonline.org. Monday night at 8 p.m. at Mobile Home Park Club with Support Million Hearts
For Senior Citizens p.m. The pantry is open to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church House, 725 DeMille Rd. in by offering in-pharmacy

Museums
people needing food assis- in Imlay City. Lapeer. Weigh-in from blood pressure screenings,
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from tance who live in the Imlay 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from 136 North Main St. in Capac,
City School District. Located Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
9-10 a.m. at First and Al-Anon meetings are
Congregational Church in at 275 Bancroft in Imlay The Almont Community call 810-667-0999. Everyone is invited to come
City. For more information, held every Wednesday night and have their blood pres-
Almont. Practice led by Dina Historical Society Museum
including how to donate at 8 p.m. at the Capac United sure read for free.
is open Saturdays from 1-4
Miramonti, RYT.
Imlay City Senior Center
food or money to support
the food pantry, please call
p.m. Please stop by and
Methodist Church, Capac,
MI. Fundraisers
learn about your communi-
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30
p.m. For info 810-724-6030.
the church at (810) 724-6207
or visit www.fccuccimlay.
ty. Society meetings are held Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 Woman’s Life Chapter 855’s
Bottle & Can Drive contin-
Events
at the museum on the second p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center,
org. Monday of the month at 7 Lamb Steele building on ues all year round. Funds West Berlin United
Council on Aging support those in need as we
Membership is open to indi- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church p.m. For more info call 810- Third St. New series starts Methodist Church Annual
796-3355. Aug. 6. For info or to regis- continue to fight hunger and Ice Cream Social, 905
viduals 18 and older. The ‘Food for Families’ kitchen homelessness in our commu-
Capac Senior Center is open is open to the public for free, ter call Tracy at 810-724- Holmes Rd., Allenton, MI
The Capac Historical Society 6030 or Ginger at 810-724- nity. Call 810-392-5136 for a Friday, June 28, 2019 from
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week- hot meals every Monday and is open to visitors daily from drop off point, or pick up
days. We offer a variety of Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. 5772. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fresh
1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on service for a large donation. Strawberries, Pie, Ice Cream
activities such as fitness and Sundays. Call 810-395-2859 Lapeer Area Citizens Make a difference today by
craft classes, a book review This Heart Loves Food (free will offering to support
Pantry is open the 1st for more info. Against Domestic Assault donating! UMW missions)
group, cards and bus trips. meets 1-3 p.m. every
For info, call Lori at 395- Saturday of each month The Dryden Historical The Imlay City Christian
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wednesday in the Lapeer Come join Families Against
7889. Society’s depot museum will Court House for personal School has discount cards Narcotics for their FAN-
Gateway Assembly Church, be temporarily closed due to available for sale. Proceeds
Almont and Dryden area 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay protection order clinic. For tastic Summer Event on
road and sidewalk construc- info 810-246-0632. benefit the school’s athletic, Thurs., June 13 at 7 p.m. in
senior citizens meet the 2nd City. tion. Watch for info regard- music and PE programs. For
Tuesday of the month at 12 front of the Lapeer Historic
The Attica United Methodist ing the reopening of the 10A Friday AFG Family more information call Imlay Courthouse. Free hot dogs,
p.m. at the Almont Lions museum. Groups meeting. Imlay City City Christian School, Mon.-
Hall, 222 Water St., for a Church will be holding a chips, water and music.
free community meal on the FOC Lutheran Church, Fri. 8-4, 810-724-5695.
potluck and program. Call The Imlay City Historical 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay Zumba Gold. Combines
798-8210 for more info. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each
Museum is open Saturdays City. Contact Ginger Miller dance steps with a low
month from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Adults 55 and over are invit- For more info please call
from 1-4 p.m. for the 2019
season.
at 810-724-5772 for more
information.
Craft Shows/Bazaars impact routine. Bring water
and a face towel. Every
ed to Berlin Twp. Senior 810-724-0690 or visit www.
atticaumc.org. Rummage Sales Monday and Wednesday
Youth Events
Center to play cards from Romeo Washington Parks
noon-3 p.m. every other 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The Attica Food Bank at the and Rec. One on one grief Seven Ponds Nature Center Washington Parks and Rec
Thursday. Bring a sack counseling provided at both
lunch, beverages provided. Attica United Methodist Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. Rummage and Bake Sale. Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is Romeo and Washington June 13-15. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Washington Twp. Fee
Senior chair exercise on This is a FREE workshop Centers. By appointment
Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. Potluck open from 2-4 p.m. the sec- for 3-5 year olds & parents/ Sat., June 15 is Bag Day. charged. Call 586-752-6543
ond and fourth Monday of only, please call to set up Free admission to the nature for info.
luncheons will be served the caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- your appointment today
4th Tuesday of every month the month. Proof of residen- ects that will develop your center during the sale. 3854
cy and need required. 586-752-6543. Free of Crawford Rd., Dryden. Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
at noon. For info, call 810- child’s skills and prepare charge. Beneficial weight training.
395-4518. The Capac Community them for school! Children Vendors are being sought for Every Monday, Wednesday
Food Pantry, 112 S. Main also enjoy a snack, story FOR WIDOWED MEN & the Sacred Heart Columbus and Friday. Washington
Dinner and card playing, time, and a free book! Call WOMEN: Lunch-Cards-
Street, is open each Day Craft Bazaar. Sat., Oct. Parks and Rec Center ,
50/50 raffle and prizes of the Family Literacy Center Friendship. Join us every
Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 700 Maple 57880 Van Dyke, Washington
high and low for each table today to reserve your seat at 3rd Tuesday of each month
Please call LOVE, INC. at Vista, Imlay City. For an Twp. Call 586-752-6543 for
every 3rd Monday at the 810-664-2737 and for more from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at
810-245-2414 in advance to application email jacquemk- times and prices.
Washington Senior Center, info on dates and times. Cavis Pioneer Restaurant,
ensure your food voucher ing@gmail.com.
57880 Van Dyke, Washington 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball
will be received before you
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8
p.m. For info, call 586-752-
stop in to shop. Any ques-
tions, please call Joyce
Play groups available. Free 6
week sessions. At these
Twp. 48074. No RSVP neces-
sary. For more info call
Crafters/Vendors Wanted!
2019 Fall Craft Show at St. Other
6543. FREE 90-minute play- Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. Nicholas Catholic Church
Kaufman at 810-395-7532. groups, children will partici- Free tutor training for peo-
This activity is sponsored by on Sat., Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. ple who would like to help
Swing Dance Lessons at the The Capac Kitchen serves pate in storytime, develop- Widowed Friends, a peer - 3 p.m. 4331 Capac Rd.,
Port Huron Senior Center, others in our community
free meals every Tuesday mentally appropriate games support group www.wid- Capac Eight foot table at
600 Grand Avenue, Port improve English skills.
from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion and crafts, learn new skills, owedfriends.org. $25 each. Call 810-395-7532
Huron, every Tues. from Volunteer basis. Please call
United Methodist Church. and enjoy a snack and social or 810-310-0187 to register.
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and Widowed Friends invites all for orientation before train-
time with other children. ing at 810-664-2737.
3rd Thurs. of the month Free meals for people in widowed to join us for
from 7:30-9 p.m. with need are offered at the North
Parents will have the chance
to talk to other adults with breakfast and friendship in Medical Care Volunteer for the Habitat for
instructors Lyle Malaski & Branch Senior Center on same-age children. Register a safe setting every 2nd and Humanity of Lapeer County
Kristina Morton. For info, Monday and Thursday eve- 4th Monday of the month at Lapeer County Health
now for the next session! Department, 1800 Imlay at the office. Interested par-
call 810-984-5061. nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call Numerous locations and 9 a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot ties can call 810-664-7111
in Marysville. For more info, City Rd., Lapeer - Regular
dates available. For more Immunization Clinic Hours: and speak to Carolyn,
info and to sign up call the call Julie at 810-388-0868. Cheryl or Pete at 810-660-
(held in 2nd floor clinic area)
Family Literacy Center at For those that have experi- Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; 7823.
810-664-2737. enced the death of a loved By Appointment Only,

Support Groups
one, a support group is avail-
able facilitated by a trained
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays Club News
United Hospice Service 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vac-
(UHS) bereavement volun- cine is now available. For Veterans of Foreign Wars
Woman’s life Chapter 855 teer. Marlette Regional additional info, to check if (VFW) of Imlay City, Post
will meet at the Lois Wagner Hospital, 2770 Main Street we accept your insurance, or 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
Memorial Library in in Marlette, hosts this sup- to schedule an appointment (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Richmond at 6:30 pm on port group the 1st Tuesday please call 810-667-0448. Veterans Meetings 2nd
July 9, 2019. Everyone is of each month in the Thursday, every other
welcome to attend. Administration Conference Free hearing and vision month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings
1st Thursday every month, 7
p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st

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Saturday of every month, 10
a.m.
Almont/Dryden Masons
meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Thursday of the month at
Masonic Center in Almont.

AREA UNITED
St. Paul’s Holy Redeemer Light of Christ The Imlay City American
Lutheran Church Lutheran Church Community Legion Post 135 meets the
2nd and last Wednesdays of
4538 Dryden Rd. • Dryden, MI
Church
(ELCA)

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

CHURCHES
email: nlcc@newlifechristian.net 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass canlegionpost135@frontier.
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. BIBLE CLASS
www.newlifechristian.net com.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ALL WELCOME!!! Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Pastor Tim Martin Pastor Steven Helms
Pastor Alan Casillas
19 Sunday 10 a.m. Service 19 Christian Preschool Available Phone: 810-724-6999 19
The Evening Star Quilt
19
Guild meets the last
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont BLESSED HOPE
19
Wednesday of each month at
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church BAPTIST CHURCH the Davison Senior Center,
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) 10135 Lapeer Rd. in
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Church 810-395-2112 www.imlaycitycrc.org Wayne Boyd, Pastor 1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
Phone: (586) 784-5854
Davison. Meetings start at
6:30 p.m. and doors open at
Attica Food Bank: Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 Sunday School - 10:00 am
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am Sunday Worship - 11:00 am 6 p.m. For more info call
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services Eve. Service - 6:30 pm Lisa, 810-358-7294.
of the month. Bible Studies Every MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm Wed. Service - 6:30 pm
Community Dinner: Monday and Tuesday Evenings Community Men’s & Women’s
Christian School K-12
Markets
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Bible Studies fbc@airadvantage.net
Tuesday Morning Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services A Warm Welcome Awaits You!
Pastor Ron Rouse 9:30 am 11:00 am 810-724-4315 over Sermonaudio.com/fbcalmont
www.atticaumc.org Come as you are - everyone is welcome! Gayle P. Hortop, Pastor
19 19 19
Come Grow With Us! 19 Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God 19
Every Sunday The Lapeer
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart - Imlay City
St. Nicholas - Capac Goodland GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Center’s Flea Market is
U.M.C. U.M.C. ASSEMBLY
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with up
Community
Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557 to 75 booths inside and out-
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart

Church
5394 Main Street - Dryden (Across from the Library) Sunday Masses 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City  side selling a huge variety of
9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas
www.imlayumc.org Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday items to the public. The
810-796-3341 Like Us On
6:00 pm (Spanish) - Scared Heart
Weekdays
Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lapeer Center Building is at
10:30 a.m. Worship 2008 N. Van Dyke Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am  425 County Center Street.
Nursery Available
First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services
Sunday 10:00 a.m. This long-running commu-
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
Confessions 810.724.1747 Sunday School nity event is sponsored by
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May The Lapeer Center, a
Worship Service: 10:00 am19
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist
19 810-724-0687 19 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 19 19
Staffed Nursery During Worship 19 501(c)3 non-profit organiza-
tion for over 60 years. For
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church information on space rent-
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ als, call 810-347-7915. Low
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
rental prices on inside and
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City outside space. There is no
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service admission charge. For gen-
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City
at 10:15 a.m. eral information on the Flea
Morning Worship 11:00am Bible Study - 9:00 am 810-724-6207
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the Worship Time - 10:30 am fccic@5thandbancroft.com Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
Market, Lapeer Center
Month Evening Service 2:30pm Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity room rentals and catering,
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm www.fccuccimlay.org Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm call 810-664-2109, email lap-
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade eercenter@gmail.com or see
19 John Barker, Minister lutheranfamilyofchrist.org on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King www.LapeerCenter.org.
19 19 19 19
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Herrington appointed Fish Fry at Eagles Hall


IMLAY CITY — A Fish Fry will take place at the
Screenings for kindergarteners
ST. CLAIR COUNTY •More than one million

to council in Capac Imlay City Eagles Hall on Saturday, June 22. The all-
you-can-eat dinner runs from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $10.
Raffles and a 50/50 drawing are part of the fun; draw-
— Hearing and vision screen-
ings are a requirement for
children newly enrolled in
school and those entering kin-
children in Michigan will
need eye care by the time they
reach high school graduation
age.
By Maria Brown In other ings begin at 7 p.m. Entertainment by the Rock Candy
mbrown@pageone-inc.com meeting Band will take place after the drawings until closing dergarten. St. Clair County •Approximately 10,000
matters: time. All are welcome to attend. Health Department offers free Michigan children begin each
CAPAC — Joe •the next hearing and vision screenings school year without adequate
to county residents. vision.
Herrington is the newest
Capac Council member,
having been appointed to
regular
council
meeting
Imlay Twp. Scotts’ sales rise Hearing loss can have an
effect on a child’s develop-
ment, including; vocabulary,
•Screening can help your
child succeed in school. An
undiagnosed hearing and
fill a vacancy at the vil- has been IMLAY CITY — The ing out of the gate com-
Scotts Miracle-Gro pared with last year to get a speech, sentence structure and vision problem can interfere
lage’s June 3 meeting. m o v e d social functioning. If hearing with your child’s develop-
Herrington was one of Joe from June Company company-wide head start on the lawn and loss is identified early, family- ment.
two candidates to submit Herrington 17 to June sales increased 17 percent garden season,” said Jim centered interventions are •5 percent of children
letters of interest by the 24. This in its fiscal second quarter Hagedorn, chairman and promoted to improve lan- screened for hearing are
May 31 deadline. The other will allow the council to with U.S. Consumer chief executive officer. guage and cognitive develop- referred to a specialist. 10
was former council mem- meet the two week posting segment sales increasing “We’ve seen strong ment. percent of children screened
ber Patti Weyhrauch. The notice requirement for a 8 percent to $993.5 consumer engagement in Early detection of hearing for vision are referred to a
million. every region, in every loss or vision problems can specialist. Early diagnosis and
council opted to seek inter- public hearing regarding have a positive impact on a treatment can help prevent
ested parties after accept- their 2019-2020 budget. On a fiscal year-to-date channel of retail and in
basis entering May, the nearly every product cate- child’s learning experience. temporary difficulties from
ing Paul Libkie’s resigna- •two public hearings, Make sure your child has a becoming permanent prob-
tion in April. requested by a Dollar Company said consumer gory in which we compete.
vision and hearing screen on lems.
Herrington is the owner General developer that purchases of its core lawn Innovation has helped drive record before they start To schedule an appoint-
of Wildlife Haven were due to occur before and garden products at its double-digit increases in school. ment call 810-987-5300. For
Taxidermy and has been a the planning commission largest retailers in the U.S. lawn food, grass seed and Why should you get your more information on the
resident of the village since and zoning board of appeals increased by 13 percent. growing media products, child screened? Hearing and Vision program
2012. He previously on June 5 have been post- Mulch and potting soil are while retailer support led to •All children must have visit www.scchealth.co (under
worked as a firefighter with poned and rescheduled for produced at its facility in over a 30 percent increase a hearing and vision Programs and Services tab).
the U.S. Forest Service and June 26. The developer Imlay Twp. in consumer purchases of screen before entering kinder- Follow us on social media @
“Consumers came fly- mulch.” garten. scchdmi.
currently serves on the Homeland Development
Mussey Township Fire LLC, is seeking to have the
Department. Herrington piece of property on Main
said he feels he can bring a
new perspective to the
council.
Street, immediately south
of the railroad tracks
rezoned from industrial to
Obituaries
Weyhrauch served for
four years on the council
commercial and they are
seeking a reduction in the ~ Agnes Lillian (Beste) Malburg Janicki, 83 ~
but lost her bid for re-elec- number of required parking Agnes Lillian (Beste) the leftover potato salad. Also survived by siblings,
tion in November 2018. spaces. Malburg Janicki, age 83, a She hardly ever missed a Pat (Dan) Schwarz of
resident of Ray Township birthday party and went to Armada and Tillie Hessel
since 1989 and formerly many grandchildren’s ath- of Shelby Twp. Also sur-

Dispatch log... from Almont, passed away


on Saturday, June 8, 2019
at Henry Ford Macomb
letic events. While raising
her seven children she also
helped with field work
vived by 28 grandchildren
and 31 great-grandchil-
dren.
Hospital. Agnes was born along with cooking and She was preceded in death
Editor’s note: The fol- Conduct (6900 block July 20, 1935 in East cleaning for everyone. by John’s son-in-law Mark
lowing is a compilation of Newark Rd.) Detroit, MI, the daughter She was an avid reader and Alfonsi and siblings, Leo,
activity and reports from •16:10 Alarm (100 of Frank and Rose enjoyed checking Francis Denewith, Edward,
area police departments: block E. Third St.) (Wancour) Beste. She mar- Facebook to see what Mary Provost, Sister
•21:31 Personal Injury ried Henry J. Malburg on everyone was doing. Delores Beste and Theresa
In Imlay City Accident (EB I-69/Bowman November 7, 1953 at St. She is survived by her VanThomne
June 4 Rd.) Veronica’s Church in East husband, John of Ray; Funeral services took
•08:29 Suspicious Multiple traffic stops were Detroit. He preceded her in children, Rose (Pat) Miller place Tuesday, June 11 at
Person (600 block made throughout the day. death on December 10, taught religious education of Bruce, Henry (Belle St. Clement Catholic
Cambridge Ln.) 1985. She then married in both parishes for 30 Ann) of Dryden, Marie Church of Romeo.
•09:41 Welfare Check In Lapeer County: John Janicki on March 4, years, enjoying 7th graders (Larry) Sheridan of Scripture Service was
(500 block Townsend Ct.) Complaints handled by 1989 at St John’s Catholic until she was 75 years old. Webberville, MI, Don held Monday with a
•10:39 Peace Officer the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Church. Agnes was active Her life was her family (Angie) of Bruce, Tom Rosary at Henry M.
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) Department, in addition to in the Altar Society at St. and sharing her faith. (Lori) of Romeo, Susann Malburg Funeral Home.
•13:47 Assist traffic stops: John’s Catholic Church in She was well known (Matthew) Young of Burial took place at
Department of Human June 3 Allenton for many years. for her baking ability, Saranac, MI, Karen (Mike) West Berlin Cemetery in
Services (300 block Main •road hazard in the 1000 When she married John, especially her cinnamon Marcath also of Bruce, Allenton, MI.
St.) block of Mitchell Lake Rd. she became a member of rolls and her custard and Debbie Alfonsi, Jeanine Donations to the
•14:30 Harassment (600 in Arcadia Twp. St. Clement Catholic rhubarb pies; fights were (Eric) Vincent and John Capuchin Retreat Center
block Cambridge Ln.) •suspicious circum- Church of Romeo. She always had over who got Janicki Jr. all of Ray Twp. would be appreciated.
•19:02 Threats (600 stances at the Campbell
block Cambridge Ln.) Road Park and Ride in ~ Nancy Stoddard, 58 ~
•21:27 Motorist Assist Attica Twp.
(S. Van Dyke Rd./EB I-69) •animal complaint in Nancy Stoddard, age Michigan Manufacturing ers, Ronald (Sue) Wojcik
•Multiple traffic stops the 3000 block of Sutton 58, of Capac, MI died in Capac, MI for six years. of Royal Oak, MI and
were made throughout the Rd. in Dryden Twp. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Nancy enjoyed spending Mike (Donalle) Wojcik of
day. •suspicious circum- at McLaren Port Huron time with family, cuddling Almont, MI; and her
June 5 stances in the 400 block of Hospital surrounded by her with her granddaughter, brother-in-law, Allan
•06:11 Suspicious Rule Rd. in Imlay Twp. loving family when she celebrating sister birthdays Ferrett of Dryden, MI.
Vehicle (700 block S. Cedar •sick care for medical in went home to be with the with lunch, pool time, Nancy was preceded in
St.) the 900 block of Caster Dr. Lord. Nancy Lynn Wojcik camping, winning at death by her mother,
•07:22-08:03 Monitor in Attica Twp. was born June 29, 1960 in poker, and making others Geraldine Wojcik; and her
Traffic (Middle School) •animal complaint in Detroit, MI. She was the laugh. sister, Lori Ann Ferrett.
•12:45 Citizen Assist the 7000 block of Clear daughter of Ronald and the She is survived by her The family is planning
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) Lake Rd. in Goodland Twp. late Geraldine (Grimshaw) husband, Russell Stoddard; a Celebration of Life June
Wojcik. Nancy grew up in two daughters, Chelsea 29, 2019.
•16:37 Found Property •found property in the
Imlay City. She was a (Jon) LaRoche of Imlay Funeral arrangements
(300 block E. Third St.) 7000 block of Clear Lake graduate of Imlay City City, MI and Shelby were made by Muir
•17:07 Neighbor Rd. in Goodland Twp. High School, Class of Stoddard of Capac, MI; Brothers Funeral Home,
Dispute (200 block W. •found property at Lake 1978. She married Russell her granddaughter, Aubrey (Tim) Wilcox of Rockford, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay
Fourth St.) Pleasant and Newark roads Leroy Stoddard on May 1, LaRoche; her father, AL, Beth (Jeff City, MI.
•19:13 Assist MSP with in Attica Twp. 1988. They have lived in Ronald Wojcik of Roszczewski) Wojcik of Please be sure to sign
Intoxicated Individuals June 4 Capac since 1995. She was Glendale, AZ; four sisters, Imlay City, MI and Peggy our online register at muir-
(7700 block Abbott Rd.) •animal complaint in employed as a production Patty (Daniel) Morowski (Greg) Roszczewski of brothersfh.com to share
•20:30 Citizen Assist the 300 block of Engles Rd. worker for Keihin of Marlette, MI, Andrea Asheville, NC; two broth- condolences.
(300 block E. Third St.) in Imlay Twp.
•Multiple Traffic Stops •animal complaint in
throughout the day the 3000 block of Daley
~ Wesley “Wes” Quimby, 85 ~
June 6 Rd. in Arcadia Twp. Wesley "Wes" Quimby, (Becky) Quimby of Sparta, Home of Imlay City, 225
•00:57 Animal Problem •road hazard at Sutton age 85, of Imlay City, MI MI, Douglas “Doug” N. Main Street, Imlay City,
(300 block E. Third St.) and Rochester roads in died Wednesday, June 5, (Darcy) Quimby of MI. Michelle Lamb will
•05:25 Citizen Assist Dryden Twp. 2019 at Heatherton Place Davison, MI and David officiate.
(300 block E. Third St.) •noise complaint at Assisted Living of Imlay “Dave” (Beth) Quimby of The family will be
•06:25 Assist Almont Sutton and Atwell roads in City, MI. Freeland, MI; two sisters, available for visitation
with 911 Hang Up (S. Van Attica Twp. Wesley Jason Quimby Sandra (Raymond) Crawfis 10-11 a.m., Saturday, June
Dyke Rd./Tubspring Rd.) •vehicle off the road- was born April 7, 1934 in and Debby; nine grandchil- 15 at Muir Brothers
•07:21-08:06 Monitor way at Five Lakes and Jackson, MI. He was the dren, Jason, Chris, Funeral Home of Imlay
Traffic (Middle School) Peppermill roads in Attica son of the late Donald and Elizabeth, Amy, Stephen, City.
•Multiple Traffic Stops Twp. the late Margaret (Miller) Eric, Kaylie, Kelsie and Those wishing to make
throughout the day June 5 Quimby. Wes grew up in Keegan; his five great- memorial contributions
June 7 •sick care for medical in Homer, MI. He was a grandchildren; and his may direct them to
•07:55 Suspicious the 4000 block of graduate of Homer High sister-in-law, Betty Alzheimer’s Association -
Person (1800 block S. Shoemaker Rd. in Almont School, Class of 1951. He Lou Stevens of Greater Michigan Chapter,
Cedar St.) Twp. married Joan Densmore on Statesville, NC. 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste.
•20:30 Animal Problem •alarms in the 2000 December 13, 1952 in tions before retiring. Wes was preceded in 100, Southfield, MI
(700 block S. Cedar St.) block of Hannan Rd. in Angola, IN. They moved Wes liked to golf with death by his parents, 48033.
•Multiple traffic stops Imlay Twp. to the Imlay City area in his kids. He enjoyed hunt- Donald and Margaret Funeral arrangements
were made throughout the •assist other law 1963. He was preceded in ing and fishing. Wes like Quimby; his brother, were made by Muir
day. enforcement in the 5000 death by Joan on January to make and repair golf Leonard Quimby; and his Brothers Funeral Home of
June 8 block of Imlay City Rd. in 21, 2008. clubs. sister, Yvonne. Imlay City. Please be sure
•11:35 Larceny (200 Attica Twp. He was employed by He is survived by four The memorial service to sign our online register
block Pine St.) •sick care for medical in Michigan Milk Producers sons, Gerald “Jerry” will be held at 11 a.m., at muirbrothersfh.com to
•15:14 Animal Problem the 4000 block of Belle Association and performed (Carol) Quimby of Imlay Saturday, June 15, 2019 at share condolences and
(500 block E. Capac Rd.) River Rd. in Attica Twp. milk testing and calibra- City, MI, Randall “Randy” Muir Brothers Funeral memories.
•17:30 Suspicious •animal complaint in
Person (1800 block S. the 400 block of Fourth St.
Cedar St.) in Imlay City To share one of these obituaries with a friend or a loved one
VISIT US ONLINE AT:
•22:54 Medical Alarms •assist motorist at east-
(600 block Maple Vista St.) bound I-69 and Summers
•Multiple traffic stops Rd. in Attica Twp.

www.tricitytimes-online.com
were made throughout the •misdemeanor arrest
day. warrant in the 7000 block
June 9 of Abbott Rd. in Goodland
•09:49 Disorderly Twp.
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Announcements
Lt. Matthew Stroup earns recognition
Naval Surface and Warfare Commander. He
Mine Warfighting also increased Fleet-wide
Development Center PA capability by incorpo-
(SMWDC) Public Affairs rating PA training and tac-
Officer (PAO) Lt. Matthew tics into five Amphibious

Photo by Seaman Paul E. Manukin III


Stroup, a native of Romeo, Ready Group and Carrier
was named as the Navy’s Strike Group Surface
Junior PAO of the Year as Warfare Advanced Tactical
part of the Navy’s 2018 Training exercises and 30
Thompson-Ravitz (T-R) missile exercises. Within
Awards for Excellence in the PA and Visual
Navy Public Affairs pro- Information (VI) commu-

Photo provided
gram, April 11. nity, Stroup mentored
“Matthew directly sup- Lt. Matthew Stroup, front center left, from PAOs through the
ports our mission to Romeo, Michigan, and other sailors, Marines Accreditation in Public
increase lethality and tacti- Relations + Military Almont grad Ben Wilson (second from left) with
and Coast Guardsmen appear on the Elvis award he received at the Associated Builders
cal proficiency of the Duran and the Morning Show during Fleet (APR+M) process and sat
Surface Force by bringing on multiple accreditation and Contractors national Conference in Long
Week New York (FWNY). Beach, CA.
communication to the cen- boards. Stroup earned

Ben Wilson competes


ter of everything our team Thompson at a CHINFO critical role in increasing APR+M Accreditation
does at SMWDC. Whether Public Affairs Symposium the lethality and tactical through the Public
it is an operational event, a few years ago, and I am proficiency of the Surface Relations Society of

at builders conference
training evolution, or align- humbled to be recognized Force by supporting each America during his time as
ing the team to attract the in this year’s award season of SMWDC’s lines of a student in San Diego
Fleet’s top talent to our among my peers,” said operation as Warriors, State University’s program
organization, his team is Stroup. “I am very grateful Thinkers, and Teachers. for military public affairs Almont High School skills. The competition
actively engaged,” said to be part of an incredible The Fleet Outreach officers where he earned a graduate Ben Wilson was gives the nation’s top con-
Rear Admiral Dave Welch, team, and I look forward to Program resulted in the master of arts degree in one of five students spon- struction management stu-
commander of SMWDC. continuing to develop and highest number of WTI communication in 2017. sored by the Associated dents a glimpse into the
The T-R Awards bear grow as a naval officer, applications in command SMWDC is a subordi- Builders and Contractors real world of construction,
the names of Rear Admiral staff officer, and public history and also added data nate command of Western Michigan Chapter as well as an opportunity
William Thompson, the affairs officer.” to help the commander and Commander, Naval Surface (ABCWMC) at the ABC to showcase their talents.
first designated Public During 2018, Stroup staff determine where to Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet National Conference in Wilson also recently
Affairs Officer (PAO) researched, planned, imple- best spend a top commodi- and exists to increase the Long Beach, California to graduated from the
selected for flag rank and mented, and evaluated a ty—time. lethality and tactical profi- compete in the Construction Management
the first PAO to be the Fleet Outreach Program He also developed PA ciency of the Surface Force Construction Management program at Ferris State
Chief of Information that was a significant part capability at SMWDC and across all domains. Competition (CMC). University with his bache-
(CHINFO), and Rear of addressing SMWDC’s in the Fleet. First, he estab- SMWDC headquarters is at The CMC is a compe- lor’s degree. He took third
Admiral Robert Ravitz, a number one priority— lished a five-year plan to Naval Base San Diego with tition promoting careers in place overall in the
former director of the Warfare Tactics Instructor develop PA/VI require- four divisions in Virginia construction management. American Institute of
Naval Reserve PA program (WTI) production—the ments and capabilities for and California focused on The competition is Instructors (AIC)
and Special Assistant to the core of SMWDC’s mission SMWDC that directly sup- Sea Combat, Integrated Air designed to challenge con- Associate Constructors
CHINFO. accomplishment. WTIs are port all Fleets in the and Missile Defense, struction knowledge, orga- Exam at the ABC National
“I had the opportunity the Surface Fleet’s junior SMWDC’s role as the Amphibious Warfare and nization, time manage- Conference in Long
to meet Rear Adm. officer cadre who play a Navy’s Global Mine Mine Warfare. ment and presentation Beach, California.

Classes: and will continue the paint-


ing theme. Students will
who are also artists them-
selves. Materials for each
Send us your announcements
from page 8 learn to work with acrylics project will be provided
on canvas and dig deeper and step-by-step instruc-
models for their classmates into color theory. Finally, tion will be given, but cre- TRI-CITY AREA — Do you or a family member
from 12-2 p.m. On July 13 on July 27, the class will ativity is always encour- have a recent accomplishment or milestone you’d like
from 12-2 p.m., the focus meet from 2:30-4:30 p.m. aged! to share and celebrate with the community? Then send
shifts to painting, specifi- and create their own works Please reserve seats in us the details and we will gladly help you share the
cally working with water- in clay pottery —a fun way advance as space is limit- news on our Announcements page.
colors, and the July 20 to experience art in 3D. ed. To sign up, visit our Engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special
class held from 12-2 p.m. All classes are taught website at www. birthdays, births, promotions, graduations or other
is called “Creative Color” by experienced instructors CenterfortheArtsLapeer.org educational achievements, success in competition—

Legal Announcements
Participants will learn we post these and other announcements in our pages
the art of painting man- free of charge. We encourage you to include photos
dalas on rocks during when possible.
this year’s series. Send submissions to tct@pageone-inc.com or Tri-
or call 810-667-1495. Gift City Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI 48444.
certificates and sibling dis- Have questions? Contact us at (810) 724-2615.
counts are also available!
ALMONT after a public hearing. Copies of the The City of Imlay City is

Child support amnesty offered


proposed budget, including the pro- requesting sealed bids for a zero-turn
VILLAGE posed property tax millage rate, will lawn mower. The mower shall be
ALMONT VILLAGE be on file at the Superintendent’s commercial grade with a minimum of
COUNCIL office, 4701 Howland Rd., for inspec- 60” mower deck width, a minimum of
REGULAR MEETING tion on June 21st, 2019 during regular 22 hp gasoline engine, equipped with
MAY 21, 2019 business hours. At the public hearing a roll-bar and include a grass catcher


SYNOPSIS
President Schneider called the
all citizens, taxpayers, and property
owners of the Almont Community
attachment. Bids with multiple
options will be accepted and encour-
Civil bench warrants can be resolved in June
School District, shall be afforded an aged. If you have any questions please
Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
opportunity to be heard in regard to contact Ed Priehs, DPW By Maria Brown $500 to have their outstand- and afford parents an
Councilmembers present were
Biolchini, Dyke, Love, Peltier and the approval of the plan amendments. Superintendent at (810) 724-2135. mbrown@pageone-inc.com ing warrant recalled. This is opportunity to openly dis-
Schneider. Councilmembers absent The property tax millage rate pro- The bids shall be submitted in a a chance for the mothers cuss their child support
posed to be levied to support the sealed envelope entitled “Zero-Turn
were Steven C. Schneider and Steffler.
proposed budget will be a subject of Lawn Mower Bid” by no later than
ST. CLAIR COUNTY and fathers who pay child obligations with staff.
Staff members present were Manager — Do you or someone you support to make a new Amnesty will be grant-
Connors, Clerk/Treasurer Keesler, this hearing. Monday, June 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. to
and Police Officer Jones. This notice is given by order of the attention of Tom Youatt, City know have an outstanding start. Parents can discuss ed on child support war-
the Board of Education of the Almont Manager, 150 N. Main Street, Imlay civil child support warrant
The Council approved the
community School District, Counties City, MI 48444. The City of Imlay
their case, set up a payment rants issued in St. Clair
Regular Agenda; approved the
of Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St. City reserves the right to accept or with the St. Clair County plan, learn about other pro- County upon payment of
Consent Agenda with corrections;
held a first reading of #207 Fireworks Clair, Michigan. reject any or all bids, to waive any Friend of Court? If so, the grams and see if their case $500. Payments are to be
Ordinance; ratified President John Miles, Secretary irregularities and to accept the bid St. Clair County, Friend of is eligible for a child sup- made in person or by phone
Almont Board of Education deemed to be in the best interest of the
Schneider’s appointment of Ms. Lane
23-2 City. Court is here to help. port review. at St. Clair County, Friend
to the Almont DDA Board; entered
into closed session at 8:05 and Lynn Eutsler During the month of June, Parents with child sup- of Court, 201 McMorran
returned at 8:29; amended Clerk/ City Clerk Friend of the Court staff port bench warrants are Blvd., Room 1600, Port
Treasurer Keesler’s contract for a IMLAY CITY 24-1
will work with parents who sometimes afraid of being Huron, MI 48060. Call or
3-year term.
The meeting adjourned at 8:38
COMMUNITY voluntarily participate in arrested. They may not stop in throughout the
p.m. SCHOOLS STATE OF this program to help them seek help because of this month of June during nor-
Kimberly J. Keesler NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MICHIGAN better manage their obliga- fear. This amnesty program mal business hours,
Clerk/Treasurer HEARING PROBATE COURT tions. offers a break to those who Monday-Friday from 8
Steve Schneider ON PROPOSED Anyone seeking to have are serious about address- a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
President 2019-2020 BUDGET COUNTY OF
A complete copy of the minutes PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that LAPEER their civil bench warrant ing their child support For more information
is available in the Clerk’s office dur- on June 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at 634 PUBLICATION OF NOTICE resolved for nonpayment of arrearages and want to get about the amnesty program,
ing regular business hours or at www.
almontmichigan.gov
W. Borland Rd. Imlay City, Michigan, File No.: 19-039321 DE child support may appear back on track with meeting contact St. Clair County
the Board of Education of Imlay City In the matter of Wilbur
24-1 Community Schools, Lapeer County, Drinkhorn
or call the Friend of Court their obligations. It will Friend of Court at 810-985-
Michigan, will hold a public hearing TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: and make a payment of ensure an arrest-free zone 2285.
ALMONT to consider the District’s proposed Kathy Drinkhorn a/k/a Kathy
COMMUNITY 2019-2020 budget. Gabriel whose address(es) are

Lakestone Bank & Trust


The Board may not adopt its unknown and whose interest in the
SCHOOLS proposed 2019-2020 budget until matter may be barred or affected by
NOTICE OF PUBLIC after the public hearing. A copy of the the following:

announces scholarship recipients


HEARING proposed 2019-2020 budget, includ- TAKE NOTICE:
COUNTIES OF LAPEER, ing the proposed property tax millage The Last Will and Testament of
MACOMB, OAKLAND AND rate, is available for public inspection Wilbur Drinkhorn has been admitted
ST. CLAIR MICHIGAN during normal business hours at 634 to probate and the decedent was the
ON THE ADOPTION OF THE W. Borland Road, Imlay City, father of a child whose name may be
BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR Michigan. Kathy Drinkhorn or Kathy Gabriel TRI-CITY AREA — in 2014, •Kendall Sommer-
2019-2020 TO ALL The property tax mill- whose address is unknown. Notice is Lakestone Bank & Trust 30 stu- Imlay City High School
given that she may be entitled to some
INTERESTED PERSONS IN age rate proposed to be portion of the estate and that she must
is proud to announce the dents have •Julia Hagopian-North
THE ALMONT COMMUNITY
SCHOOL DISTRICT:
levied to support the pro- file an appearance with the Probate six recipients of its 2019 received Branch High School
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that posed budget will be a Court for the County of Lapeer or scholarships. this award •Keenan O’Neal-
the Board of Education of the Almont subject of this hearing. take such other action as may be per- The Bank received totaling Richmond High School
mitted by law on or before July 1,
Community School District, counties This notice is given by order of 2019. Failure to so do will result in 46 applications for $62,000. •Nicholas Matthews-
of Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and St. the Board of Education. Sandra
Clair, Michigan, will hold a public her being barred from any distribution the scholarship, which Lakestone Croswell-Lexington High
Zrembski, Secretary
hearing on Monday, the twenty-fourth 24-1
from said estate. provides $1,000 per Kendall would like School.
John Lengemann
(24th) day of June, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.,
P16553
year for up to four con- Sommer to congrat- Application informa-
in the Media Center of Almont High secutive years to each ulate the tion is available on
202 E. 3rd Street
School, Almont, MI to consider the
approval and adoption of the operat- CITY OF Imlay City, Michigan 48444 recipient. winners of LAKESTONEbank.com
ing budget of the Almont Community IMLAY CITY 810-724-2565
Angela R. Delor
Applications came the 2019 scholarship and and in all Lakestone offic-
School District for the fiscal year BID REQUEST FOR 3709 Main Drive from high schools wish all area high school es. Completed applica-
2019/2020.
The Board may not adopt its ZERO-TURN Dryden, MI 48428 throughout Lapeer, graduates the best of luck tions can be returned to
proposed 2019/2020 budget until LAWN MOWER 21-4 Macomb, Sanilac and St. in their futures. any Lakestone office or
Clair counties, as well as •Christina Accardo- emailed to scholarships@
CALL 810-724-2615 to publish your legal from homeschooled stu-
dents. Since the scholar-
Armada High School
•Megan Bakke-Lapeer
LAKSTONEbank.com on
or before the deadline date
announcement or email: tct@pageone-inc.com ship program's inception High School of April 1, 2020.
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3rd Degree Burns kicks off I.C. concert season


Young musicians to open series day.
•Tuesday, July 9: Brown
June 18th at Lamb-Steele Park City’s Delaney Natke, 17,
will perform songs from a
By Tom Wearing of local youth performing variety of musical genres.
twearing@pageone-inc.com classic rock music. She was Detroit’s winner in
•Tuesday, June 25: PBS Television’s 2018
IMLAY CITY — The Lakestone Bank & Trust ‘Celebration of Music’
entertainment schedule is hosts its annual “Ice Cream competition, hosted by
nearly set for the Imlay City Social” at the park. “Worlds acclaimed pianist/vocalist
DDA’s 2019 free Summer of Music” will provide the Ethan Bortnick.
Concert Series at Lamb- entertainment in conjunc- •Tuesday, July 16:
Steele Park. tion with the ice cream Zaynab Wilson, a singer/
This year’s concert social. songwriter/percussionist
series kicks off Tuesday, •Tuesday, July 2: there from Toronto, Canada will
June 18 with a 7 p.m. per- will be no concert at the perform Caribbean/folk
formance from “3rd Degree park in observance of the music.
Burns,” a band comprised Fourth of July national holi- •Tuesday, July 23: no
concert has been scheduled

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Free concert at Goodland Library during the week of the
Eastern Michigan State Fair
in Imlay City.
GOODLAND TWP. — All are welcome to •Tuesday, July 30: The young musicians of 3rd Degree Burns will kick off the Summer
attend a free concert on Sat., June 15 at 1 p.m. Gemini,
“Rock of Ages” returns to Concert Series in Imlay City on June 18.
the well-known, family-oriented music group will
Imlay City to perform
perform. Twins Lazlo and Sandor Slomovits write and
swing, big band and clas- Band,” will be back to rock be moved to the stage at for Arts and Cultural Affairs
play acoustic music for children and families, cele-
brating the fun, warmth and humor of family life. sics from the 1940s through classic hits from the ’50s, Imlay City’s Heritage (MCACA).
Their recordings and concerts are filled with rousing 1970s. The band features ’60s and ’70s. Church. For more information
sing-alongs, folk tales and music from around the horns, bass, drums, key- •Tuesday, Aug. 20: The The DDA’s free concert about the 2019 Summer
world. There is no charge to attend, advance reserva- board and female and male series concludes with a per- series is made possible Concert Series at Lamb-
tions required. Call the library at 810-721-2110 to vocalists. formance by the “Bob through generous grant Steele Park, contact DDA
reserve a spot. The library is located at 2370 N. Van •Tuesday, Aug 13: Marshall Band.” funding from the Michigan Director, Lorrelei Natke, at
Dyke, north of Imlay City. perennial favorite, “Rich In the event of inclem- Humanities Council (MHC) the Imlay City Offices at
Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies ent weather, concerts will and the Michigan Council 810-724-2135.

Legal Announcements
2018 WATER QUALITY
REPORT FOR
CITY OF
IMLAY CITY
This report covers the drinking water quality for the City of Imlay City for the calendar year 2018. This informa-
tion is a snapshot of the quality of water we provided to you in 2018. Included are details about where your water
comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards.
The City of Imlay City purchases its water from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). GLWA operates a
water treatment plant north of Port Huron from which we receive our water via a 72” transmission line. Drinking
water quality is important to our community and the region. The City of Imlay City and the GLWA are committed to
meeting state and federal water quality standards including the Lead and Copper Rule. With the Great Lakes as our
water source and proven treatment technologies, the GLWA consistently delivers safe drinking water to our commu-
nity. The City of Imlay City operates the system of water mains that carry this water to your home’s service line. This
year’s Water Quality Report highlights the performance of GLWA and the City of Imlay City’s water professionals in
delivering some of the nation’s best drinking water. Together, we remain committed to protecting public health and
maintaining open communication with the public about our drinking water.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some
contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More
information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection
Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800-426-4791).
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reser-
voirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-
occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence
of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic
systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban
storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water
runoff, and residential uses.

Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organics, which are by-products of indus-
trial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff
and septic systems.

Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and
mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain
contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations
establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.”
“Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than is the general population. Immu-
no-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ
transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly
at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial
contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).”
Infants and young children are typically more vulnerable to lead in drinking water than the general population. It
is possible that lead levels at your home may be higher than at other homes in the community as a result of materials
used in your home’s plumbing. If you are concerned about elevated lead levels in your home’s water, you may wish
to have your water tested and flush your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using tap water. Additional informa-
tion is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young
children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home
plumbing. The City of Imlay City is responsible for providing high quality drinking water but, cannot control the
variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can mini-
mize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking
or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information
on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
Safe drinking water is a shared responsibility. The water that GLWA delivers to our community does not contain
lead. Lead can leach into drinking water through home plumbing fixtures, and in some cases, customer service lines.
Corrosion control reduces the risk of lead and copper from leaching into your water. Orthophosphates are added
during the treatment process as a corrosion control method to create a protective coating in service pipes throughout
the system, including your home and business. The City of Imlay City performs required lead and copper sampling
and testing in our community. Water customers also have a responsibility to maintain the plumbing in their homes
and businesses, and can take steps to limit their exposure to lead.
Your source water comes from the lower Lake Huron watershed. The watershed includes numerous short, sea-
sonal streams that drain to Lake Huron. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in partnership with
the U.S. Geological Survey, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, and the Michigan Public Health Institute
performed a source water assessment in 2004 to determine the susceptibility of potential contamination. The suscep-
tibility rating is a seven-tiered scale ranging from “very low” to “very high” based primarily on geologic sensitivity,
water chemistry, and contaminant sources. The Lake Huron source water intake is categorized as having a moder-
ately low susceptibility to potential contaminant sources. The Lake Huron water treatment plant has historically
provided satisfactory treatment of this source water to meet drinking water standards.
In 2015, GLWA received a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to develop a source
water protection program for the Lake Huron water treatment plant intake. The program includes seven elements
that include the following: roles and duties of government units and water supply agencies, delineation of a source
water protection area, identification of potential of source water protection area, management approaches for protec-
tion, contingency plans, siting of new sources and public participation and education. If you would like to know
more information about the Source Water Assessment report please, contact your water department (810) 724-2135,
Ed Priehs.
The City of Imlay City and the Great Lakes Water Authority are committed to safeguarding our water supply and
delivering the highest quality drinking water to protect public health. The State and EPA require us to test our water
on a regular basis to ensure its safety. The City of Imlay City met all the monitoring and reporting requirements for
2018. Every customer will not be mailed a copy of this report. If you would like to know more information about
your drinking water or a copy of this report please, visit our website www.imlaycity.org or contact your water depart-
ment (810) 724-2135, Ed Priehs, epriehs@imlaycity.org
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Explore the Universe


with books this summer
Area libraries kick off summer reading programs
By Maria Brown
mbrown@pageone-inc.com

TRI-CITY AREA —
The school year has wound
down but local libraries
will do their part to ensure
students and area residents
of all ages are inspired to peteer Kevin Kammeraad seniors can get in on the fun
do some reading.

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visits on July 10 at 11 a.m. too. For every book they
The theme for 2019 is and 1 p.m. complete, readers will
‘A Universe of Stories’ “The Storytellers” pay receive a raffle ticket for
selected in honor of the a visit on July 17 at 11 a.m. drawings. Prizes up for
50th anniversary of the and 1 p.m. grabs include Amazon gift Cameron Zvara will pay visits to several local libraries as part of their
Apollo 11 lunar landing, so See magician Cameron cards, a Kindle Fire, wire- Summer Reading Programs. The magician is due to perform in Almont,
expect lots of space-themed Zvara on July 25 at 10 a.m. less headphones and more. Dryden, Goodland and Imlay City.
activities, displays and per- Science Alive! pro- The winner of a county-
formances. gramming is planned for wide drawing will receive a p.m. See Gemini, a musical a.m.; Ming the Origami making solar sun catchers
Here’s a summary of July 31 at 12:30 and 2 p.m. private showing at Sperry’s program on July 23 at 11 Meister on July 29 at 3 p.m; on June 28 and solar sys-
Almont, Capac, Dryden, The program concludes Moviehouse in Port Huron. a.m. and comedian Ming the Magician in the tem necklaces on July 12
Goodland and Imlay City’s with a Summer Reading Dryden Township Cameron Zvara pays a visit Kitchen on August 5 at 5:30 and an Apollo Rocket Craft
library summer reading Program party on August 7 Library: Kids and adults on July 31 at 11 a.m. p.m. and Make Space for on July 16.
program plans— at 11 a.m. are invited to participate in Goodland Township: Honeybees on August 10 at A R K   A n i m a l
Almont: Patrons can Capac: Summer read- Dryden’s Summer Reading Find summertime fun from 11 a.m. Encounters are on the
start registering for the ers can start logging their Program. Those readers June 14 - August 2 at the Participants are asked schedule for August 1 and
Almont District Library’s hours on June 17 when the who regularly stop into the Goodland Township to call the library at 810- Paleo Joe visits August 5 to
summer reading program program officially begins. library for new titles will be Library. 721-2110 to register for talk about dinosaurs in
on Wednesday, June 19. The Capac Friends of the entered into a weekly draw- Kids can read 10 books events in advance. space.
In Almont, readers will Library will host a fun ing and at the conclusion of or log five hours of reading Imlay City and Attica: Magician Cameron
be rewarded for the hours kickoff event on June 29 in the program, a grand prize to receive a book, small Find summer reading fun at Zvara performs July 1 at 6
they log reading. For every conjunction with Capac drawing will be held, per prize and raffle ticket for a Ruth Hughes Memorial p.m.
two hours, readers earn a Days from 12-4 p.m. age group. Items up for prize drawing. A bingo District Library from June Two Bilingual
prize and are entered into a Patrons will find air brush grabs typically include gift reading sheet will be pro- 24 - August 9. Storytimes at the Park are
drawing per their age tattoos, cosmic crafts, cards, Kindles and more. vided for kids under 2. This year listeners, also planned for August 1 at
group. Those who log 10 galactic games and an The Dryden Township Parents can turn in com- readers, teens and adults the Imlay City Gazebo and
hours earn a certificate and extraterrestrial escape Library also has several pleted sheets to receive a each have their own pro- August 13 at the Attica
can select a new book of room, plus cupcakes and special events on tap for the free book. For every book gram and prizes, but in Park Pavilion, both at 1
their own. water. summer months too. read, adults will receive a honor of the 21 hours the p.m. Ice cream treats will
The library has also Kids will be tasked Ming the Magnificent ticket for a Chinese auction Apollo 11 astronauts spent also be served, thanks to
created a fun lineup of with reading their age in visits on June 27 at 11 a.m. drawing. on the moon, Ruth Hughes Botanas El Paiza.
entertainment for the sum- hours. Upon accomplishing for a lunar roving vehicle Events include Story is challenging their patrons The Seven Ponds
mer months too, with that, readers will receive a build; the traveling Exotic Time on June 14 at 10:30 to read 21 hours this sum- Astronomy Club will be on
Wednesday programs. prize and be entered into a Zoo will be there on July 9 a.m.; Gemini Family mer. hand for the August 9
See “The Music Lady” drawing for prizes. They’ll at 11 a.m.; Longway Concert on June 15 at 1 Their space-themed Summer Reading
on June 26 at 11 a.m. and 1 receive additional tickets Planetarium/Sloan Museum p.m.; magician Cameron programs include creating Finale: Pizza Pies and
p.m. for every hour after that. workshops are on tap for Zvara on June 24 at 3 p.m.; pop bottle rockets on June Starry Skies at the Attica
Author, artist and pup- Teens, adults and July 16 at 11 a.m. and 1 Mosaic Art on July 20 at 11 24 at the Attica branch; Branch, starting at 6 p.m.

High marks for Youatt in performance review


Manager awarded 4 percent raise effective on July 1, 2019 In addition to his
favorable performance
sioners approved Youatt’s
request for deferred com-
By Tom Wearing ering May 21, 2018 and Fiscal Management. things done;” “He has a review, Youatt was award- pensation.
twearing@pageone-inc.com through May 6, 2019. The majority of scores good working relationship ed a 4% raise—from Deferred compensa-
The evaluation was were in the 4-5 range, with the DDA, DPW, Fire, $91,641 to $95,306—per tion allows an employee to
IMLAY CITY — City based on the manager’s along with a series of 3’s Police and other depart- his existing contract lan- defer payment until a later
Manager Tom Youatt performance in eight cat- and four 2’s, resulting in ments;” “The city is like a guage, effective July 1, time; affording the
received mostly high num- egories, including: an overall score of 4.47. giant wheel. If all the 2019. employee to reduce his/
bers from city commis- Personal; Professional Listed among the spokes are bent or miss- The raise applies to the her immediate tax liabili-
sioners during his annual Skills and Status; commissioners’ com- ing, the wheel cannot 2019-2020 fiscal year ty.
performance review. Relations with the City ments were: “I feel Tom is turn;” “We are moving in which ends on June 30, “Contributions to
Commission members Commission; Policy probably one of the best the right direction;” and 2020; when Youatt’s con- deferred compensation are
evaluated Youatt’s job per- Implementation; city managers Imlay City “Overall, Tom is doing a tract with the City of Imlay only taxed when the funds
formance on a scale of Reporting; Resident has employed;” “He is a wonderful job.” City expires. are withdrawn,” Youatt
1-5, from the period cov- Relations; Supervision problem-solver and gets Raise forthcoming Additionally, commis- explained.

Scholarship recipients honored


IMLAY CITY — At and Skye Verschure Kevin Homer - Post #94: Dillan Sarka
the 2019 Imlay City High Russell Ligon - Post Grad: Chris Keller
School Honors Night, held Grad: Owen Bickel Knights of Columbus: Pinnacle Foods:
on May 30, 60 graduating Marie and Howard Kayla Louwsma and Mitchell Allen and Brisa
seniors were awarded 100 Dahn: Joelle Jones, Mallory Wetzel Vargas
scholarships worth more Breanna Ngow, Javier Lakestone Bank & Principal’s Award:
than $80,000. Sanchez, Lauren Scese, Trust: Kendall Sommer Wesley Hampton
The recipients were— Emma Waatti and Madison Laurie Lee Memorial: National Honor Society
American Legion Warren Wesley Hampton and Red Cross: Mitchell Allen
Auxiliary: Megan Tietz Imlay City American Kendall Sommer and Wesley Hampton
Derek Nolin Memorial: Federation of Teachers: Lee Weyer Memorial: Rotary Club: Aaron
Wesley Hampton Mitchell Allen and Olivia Isabella Barker Antonelli and Megan Tietz
Devin Faden Memorial: Friedenstab Harold and Dorothy Rotary - Ed Tech:
Robin LeFevere Imlay City Alumni: Schonfeld: Wei Lin Liu Zachary Mostek and
Eagles Auxiliary: Isabella Barker, Peyton Linda Felton Dillan Sarka
Renae Brewer, Olivia Galbraith, Jordan Gill and Memorial: Nick Hayes George Souten
Friedenstab and Roy Madison Warren Memorial: Olivia
Gartley Imlay City Education Grant Muir Memorial: Friedenstab
Floyd West Memorial: Endowment: Andrew Kayla Louwsma Tami Gonyea
Joseph Jackson, Zachary Giglio, Leah Knezevich Lions Club: Agnes Memorial: Shayna
Mostek and Mallory and Wei Lin Liu Krahn and Javier Sanchez Bertram, Mary Evard,
Wetzel Imlay City Family Lions Club - Craig Carlee Forsyth, Sophia
Photo provided

P r e n d e r g a s t Practice: Christy Ferris Ferrier: Zachary Mostek Rosillo, A lanis Salcedo


Leadership: M i t c h e l l Imlay City Medical: and Dillan Sarka and Calvin Wright
Allen Carlos Gonzales Murdie Educational: Tri-County Bank:
Prendergast Athletic: Imlay City Booster Robin LeFevere, Kayla Daniel Logan
Mallory Wetzel
R . A . G r e t t e n b e rg e r :
Club: Mitchell Allen, Leah
Dawson, Leah Knezevich,
Louwsma and Casey
McCarthy
Verstreate Memorial:
Summer Stoldt Who’s Your Chief
Robin LeFevere and Avery Robin LeFevere, Kendall Murdie - Post Grad: Wild Flower: Emma
Whitney Sommer and Lonnie Sydney Riester and Justin Waatti Jean Russell, a speech and language
Glenn Smith II: Peyton Wolford Pomaville Richard Wheeler: pathologist at Capac Elementary School,
Galbraith, Ben Kouri and Imlay City High Oddfellows Lodge Ashlyn Vamvas has been named May’s ‘Who’s Your Chief?’
Brisa Vargas School Student Council: recipient. Supt. Jeff Terpenning presented
Jean with $40 in Capac Cash, courtesy of
SEND US YOUR
Heidebreicht Agnes Krahn
Chevrolet: Sidney Noffert Dental/Jane the Capac School Board and Capac
DeGroat Gould Brown: Mallory Chamber of Commerce. She also received

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Hilday Hill Memorial: Wetzel a gift and certificate from the Capac Athletic
Amber Flowers, Nicholas Noffert Dental/ Boosters. Jean's nominators shared that

Tri-City Times
Hayes, Janelle Jones, JoHannah Noffert: Olivia "Jean is a dedicated educator who has
Agnes Krahn, Kayla Moore always shown great kindness, patience,
Louwsma, Lauren Scese, Noffert Dental/Dr. and respect for all students in our building.
Robin LeFevere and Emma Robbins D.D.S: Brisa
P.O. Box 278 Jean is always very helpful to staff and stu-
Waatti Vargas Imlay City, MI 48444 dents. She has dedicated her time here at
Capac Schools to benefit all of the stu-
Hilda Hill - Post Grad: Kevin Homer or Fax to 810-724-8552 dents. Her retirement from Capac School
Owen Bickel, Abby Memorial: Star Howland, or email us at:
Schefka , Samantha Madison Warren and will leave an empty hole. She will be missed
Schefka, Sydney Riester Lonnie Wolford tct@pageone-inc.com by staff and students!"
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Rural Lifestyles
Census Bureau
eyes 2020
Census takers
Recruiter seeks applicants
for Lapeer County
By Tom Wearing recruit thousands of
twearing@pageone-inc.com workers for temporary
jobs available nation-
LAPEER COUNTY wide.
— The United States She added that the
Census Bureau is seek- 2020 Census Jobs web-
ing census takers for the site at 2020census.gov/
2020 U.S. Census. jobs allows applicants to
Census Bureau apply for a range of posi-

MSU Extension photo


Recruiter Christine tions, including recruit-
Davis is currently sign- ing assistants, office
ing up census takers to operations supervisors,
cover Lapeer County. clerks, census field
Last Thursday, May supervisors and census
Experts recommend observing your dog’s behavior and work with rather than against their pre- 16, Davis visited the takers by completing a
ferred habits. Imlay City Farmers single application

Dogscaping: How to create the ideal


Market in hopes of find- online.
ing qualified candidates Available jobs
in advance of the 2020 include:
Census. •Recruiting

outdoor space for both dogs and humans


She said qualified Assistants travel through-
individuals will be paid out geographic areas to
at the rate of $15.50 per visit with community-
hour and be paid on a based organizations,
TRI-CITY AREA — •How much space do dig? Do they love to lay in of grass from time to time. weekly basis, with super-
What exactly is dogscap- you have? Are you plan- the shade where you want The best advice is to attend promotional
visors being paid at a events and conduct other
ing? Quite simply, it is ning to share the entire to plant impatiens? Do they observe your pet and their higher rate. recruiting activities.
landscaping for your dog’s space with your pooch? jump into your Koi pond interaction with landscape
Census takers must •Office operations
safety and enjoyment. •What kind of breed is every time they are alone plants. Plan and plant
Dogscaping is not only for your dog? What are some in the yard? Try to find accordingly. be U.S. citizens, be at supervisors assist in the
your dog’s enjoyment, it is of the breed’s general char- creative solutions so the •Add a water feature least 18 years old and management of office
for yours as well. If you acteristics? Like humans, gardener in you and your your dog can enjoy, even a have a valid Social functions and day-to-day
enjoy the outdoors, like to all dogs have different per- best friend are both happy. small kiddy pool filled Security number and activities in one or more
garden or at least maintain sonalities, likes and dis- •Dogs love to dig! If with cool water is enjoy- email address. functional areas, includ-
a nicely landscaped lawn, it likes. A dog’s breed can tell you cannot deter your dog able for your pooch on hot Additionally, candi- ing payroll, personnel,
can be exasperating to have you general inherent char- from digging in a particular summer days. dates must pass criminal recruiting, field opera-
a pooch who does not share acteristics and certain area, work with it. Avoid For more information background checks, tions and support.
your passion. Four-legged behaviors that are in their planting your favorite about dogscaping or attend paid training ses- •Clerks perform var-
friends do not always DNA. Try to work with plants in that spot. For petscaping, consult the sions, and have access to ious administrative and
appreciate the hours you those inherent traits instead example, my dog loved to book “Canine Design a computer and the clerical tasks to support
labor to have beautiful of against them. This will dig right next to my deck. Dogscaping” by Tom Internet. various functional areas,
flowerbeds and perfectly be much less stressful for As soon as I decided it was Barthel. It has a lot of great Davis said hirees will including payroll, per-
groomed landscape plants you and your dog. OK, life became much bet- information about plant work flexible hours, sonnel, recruiting, field
around the patio. •Regardless of the ter for me and my pooch. I selection, dog ponds, walk- including days, evenings operations and support.
There are a few things breed, a good fence is high- simply planted some taller ways and fencing. The and weekends.  •Census takers work
to keep in mind if you love ly recommended for your perennials around the author includes a chapter The majority of in the field. Some field
your pets and your lawn. dog’s safety. Different dogs selected digging hole and on fruits and vegetables to Census-related jobs positions require
With a little planning and and different breeds prefer appreciated that she was feed your dog from your require the employee to employees to work dur-
training, you and your dog different types of fencing, not digging anywhere else garden, including recipes have access to a vehicle ing the day to see
can enjoy a shared outdoor but in general, a fence that in the landscape. for dog treats from the gar- and possess a valid driv- addresses on buildings.
space. Landscape design the dog can see through is •Train your dog to use den. ers license — unless •Other field posi-
should always begin with a nice as they can patrol their a potty area. This article, written by public transportation is tions require interview-
list of how you want to use territory. It is much less •Be vigilant when Dixie Sandborn, was pub- readily available to the ing the public, so
the space. Draw a map of stressful for most dogs to planting plants that are poi- lished by Michigan State applicant. employees must be
your property and identify see what’s on the other side sonous or toxic to your University Extension. For If hired, census tak- available to work when
the spaces and their uses. of their enclosure. Also, dog. This, of course, more information, visit er’s work schedules people are usually at
This will help you to plan when planning the land- depends on your dog and http://www.msue.msu.edu. would depend on one’s home in the evening and
how much space you have scape, you may want to how they use their environ- To have a digest of infor- position. on weekends.
for specific dog activities. leave a 3-foot “run” around ment. This does not mean mation delivered straight Davis said an accu- Applicants are
Also, list some of your your property’s perimeter you cannot have any plants to your email inbox, visit rate U.S. Census is placed in an applicant
dog’s behaviors and habits. (without landscape plants) toxic to your pet, you just http://www.msue.msu.edu/ imperative to ensure that pool and considered as
Think about their likes and so your dog has room to need to be aware of your newsletters. To contact an each U.S. state has positions become avail-
dislikes. patrol. dog’s surroundings and expert in your area, visit appropriate representa- able.
Here are a few things to •Observe your dog’s habits. Some dogs like to http://expert.msue.msu. tion in Congress. Applications remain
consider when landscaping behavior. Where do they chew on plants and others edu, or call 888-MSUE4MI The results also help active and updatable
for you and your dog. like to run? Do they like to only chew up a few blades (888-678-3464). determine how and throughout the 2020
where funds are spent for Census recruiting and

Dairy Odyssey Days hosts Imlay City event local roads, schools and
hospitals.
Char Yates, Media
hiring period.
For more informa-
tion, call 1-855-JOB-
IMLAY CITY — A heat detection and breed- ested in learning about the Cost is $5 for youth
Specialist MI, U.S. 2020 (1-855-562-2020)
local dairy operation, ing. dairy industry whether per session and lunch is
Census Bureau in and select “option three,”
Imlay City’s Ankley Thumb Dairy Odyssey they live in the city or included. Accompanying
Chicago, reported that or visit the website at
Family Farms, will play is a hands-on youth pro- country or are FFA or 4-H adults are free.
the Bureau continues to 2020census.gov/jobs.
host to an upcoming 2019 gram that teaches young members. Ankley Family Farms
Thumb Dairy Odyssey people about the dairy A second Dairy is located at 6669 Clear
Days event. industry, introduces youth Odyssey event is slated for Lake Rd.
On June 22, partici- to career options in agri- July 13 at Oak River Dairy For more information,
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day’s topics will include
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Still time to sign up for


‘Busker Fest Parade’
By Tom Wearing north on Main to Fourth have been sent out thus far.
twearing@pageone-inc.com Street, and then travels Parade applications are
west to Handley Street, currently available at the
IMLAY CITY — It’s where parade participants Imlay City Hall, Imlay City
sign-up time for local will disperse. Schools and on the DDA’s
clubs, organizations, busi- DDA Director Lorrelei website at: www.icdda.
nesses, politicians and Natke said the theme of com
community leaders inter- this year’s Busker Fest Among those to have
ested in participating in the Parade is “Who is Your already committed to be in
2nd Annual “Busker Fest Super Hero?” the Busker Fest Parade are
Parade” Saturday, June 15. In keeping with the the Imlay City High School
Sponsored again by theme, Natke encourages Marching Band, Imlay City
the Imlay City Downtown participants of all ages to Fire Dept., Imlay City
Development Authority attire themselves in “Super Police, Lapeer County
(DDA), the 2019 parade Hero” costumes. EMS, the Lapeer County
will set off from the Eastern “Lots of participants Posse and local dance
Michigan State Fairgrounds from last year’s parade groups.
at 5 p.m. have expressed interest and For questions or further

File photo
From the fairgrounds, have been provided appli- information about the 2019
the parade route travels cations,” said Natke. Busker Fest Parade, con-
Staff at the Ruth Hughes Memorial Library go ‘Back to the Future,’ com- north on Almont Avenue to She added that dozens tact Lorrelei Natke at 810-
plete with a rare DeLorean two-seater in keeping with the ’80s theme in Third Street; goes east on of others have been con- 724-2135 or email lnatke@
last year’s Busker Fest Parade. Third to Main Street; turns tacted and 89 applications imlaycity.org.

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Bishop named new LDC director


He succeeds Patricia Lucas, who tioned ness background and a lot
well to of character.
retires after 35 years at the helm attract “I’m confident that the
By Tom Wearing “Furthermore, as the new busi- organization and LDC
twearing@pageone-inc.com former Director of Business ness, sup- Board of Directors will be
Attraction for the St. Clair port our in good hands with the new
LAPEER COUNTY County Economic existing director.”
— Lapeer Development Development Alliance, compa- LDC’s successes
Corporation (LDC) Bishop has a solid under- Quentin nies, and As a matter of note,

Photo byTom Wearing


announced on Tuesday, standing of federal, state, Bishop p rovide since 1981, Lapeer
June 4, that the organiza- and local economic devel- e v e n Development Corp. has
tion’s Board of Directors opment incentives and mar- more opportunities for our assisted 477 Lapeer County
appointed Quentin L. kets.” workforce to earn a high- businesses with services
Bishop as new Executive A native of Michigan’s quality wage.” such as: site slection, busi-
Patricia Lucas is joined in her office by LDC Director of Economic Thumb region, Bishop is Bishop’s succession ness support, financing, tax
Administrative Asst. Nancy Sommerville. They Development for Lapeer said to have the right opera- comes following the recent incentives, job training and
have shared the building on McCormick Drive County. tional and communication announcement of Patricia infrastructure improve-
with LDC Office Manager Fran VanHaaften. Bishop succeeds long- skills and leadership abili- Lucas’s retirement. ments.
time LDC director, Patricia ties to deliver excellent An instrumental deci- According to LDC’s
Lucas: the Toyo Seat plant in
Imlay City; and raising
funds for the City’s water
Lucas, who has agreed to
work in tandem with the
customer service and finan-
cial performance.
sion-maker and lifelong
supporter of Lapeer County,
2018 Annual Report, more
than $831 million in private
from page 1 tower at the Vlasic Foods new director until the Upon the announce- Lucas will retire to Bend, sector investment has been
made all the deliveries to plant. new fiscal year begins on ment of his selection, Oregon, where she will join brought into the communi-
people’s homes. I still have “I remember that my July 1. Bishop expressed apprecia- her husband, Daren. ty, along with the creation
dreams about delivering very first project was The LDC Board tion to the LDC Board. This week, Lucas or retention of more than
newspapers.” Nacho’s (Taco House) in describes Bishop as a “I am honored and expressed her support for 8,500 jobs.
Fortunately, Lucas Imlay City in 1985,” she “transformative leader” excited to lead Lapeer Bishop as he steps in to For further informa-
found a greater dream that says. “That was in collabo- with a proven track record Development Corporation,” lead the Lapeer tion, visit the website at:
included a highly satisfy- ration with Michigan of execution. Bishop said. “I believe the Development Corp. into its www.lapeerdevelopment.
ing career, and now the WORKS!” “He is a strong commu- LDC matters to residents, future. com, or call 810-667-0080.
chance to enjoy more time Looking ahead nicator who is customer business owners and to our “Quention is going to The LDC offices are
with her family in Lucas envisions more focused and with deep workforce. do a great job,” said Lucas. located at 449 McCormick
America’s northwest. business development, leadership capabilities. “Lapeer County is posi- “I feel he has a strong busi- Dr., Lapeer, MI 48446.
Though anxious to get growth and opportunity for
started with her new life, Lapeer County as the pop-
Lucas admits to having
“bittersweet thoughts”
ulation continues to grow.
While some local
Busker:
about leaving the job she industries have reported from page 1
held since November of difficulty finding qualified
1981, when she joined employees in recent years, per person and pony rides
LDC as a financial analyst. she believes increased are $5.
“I’ve loved this job and skilled trades training and Youngsters will also
the people I’ve worked higher wages over time have a chance to make a
with,” she says. “I always could be the remedy for Father’s Day themed craft,

Photo by Maria Brown


look forward to coming to that problem. including decorating a
work every day. She pointed to the ‘Busker bird’ mascot creat-
“I know I’m going to nearby presence of the ed by teen artist Emma
miss the people and the Lapeer Educational and Auger.
job, but it’s time for me to Technology Center For the first time this
begin the next chapter in (Ed-Tech) as being a vital year, the Busker Fest will Members of the 2019 Michigan Busker Fest planning committee include
my life.” resource for young people host a food drive. (front, l-r) Jen Hill, Kim Jorgensen, Michael Hamel, Andrea Mette, Debra
Looking back wishing to get a jump start “We are partnering Battani and Barb Yockey (back, l-r) Shannon Hamel, Randy Hall, Allen
When thinking back to on their careers. with Kroger for their ‘Zero Rosenbalm, Rob Mette, Heidi Schluessler and Julie Salsido. Not pictured
1981, and then 1984, when “Not everyone needs to Hunger, Zero Waste’ pro- are Doug Halabicky, Ian Kempf and Leah Mills.
she was hired as LDC go to college to become gram. Guests are asked to
executive director, Lucas successful,” says Lucas. bring three nonperishable include Weston Elementary hoop workshop and Museum both days.
remembers the many local “There’s a lot of money to food items to the Blue Principal Devon Caudill, contest, children’s games Fast eaters can test
men and women who pro- be made in the skilled Barn and they’ll be entered Borland Elementary hosted by the Ruth their skills at the breadstick
vided support and inspira- trades, and Ed-Tech stu- to win a Busker gift bas- Principal Megan Cottone, Hughes Memorial District eating contest on Friday or
tion during her long tenure dents can get a leg up on ket. Food items will be Imlay City Police Chief Library and the Busker go for the pizza eating con-
with the organization. getting those jobs.” given to the First Scott Pike, County Fest parade that starts at test on Saturday.
“I really hesitate to Though she realizes Congregational and Commissioner Ian Kempf 5 p.m. For more detailed
name individuals,” Lucas competitive wages and Heritage churches’ food and local business owners Featured musical per- information and a schedule
says, “because there have benefits are integral to pantries,” Hamel said. Rob Mette and Doug formers are High Moon, a of events, see the 2019
been so many.” attracting qualified work- First introduced at the Halabicky. popular cover band, on Busker Fest guide inserted
Nevertheless, she cites ers, Lucas also understands 2017 Blueberry Festival, Many other festival Friday night at 9 p.m. and in this week’s print edition
the LDC’s first director, the economic realities that Celebrity Pie in the Face favorites are returning this Lapeer-based Second and of the Tri-City Times.
Bill Mears, former Imlay business owners face. will make its Busker Fest year including Friday’s pet Stone on Saturday at 9 “Thank you to all the
City Manager Dennis “They have operating debut on Saturday at 1:30 parade and Rotary 5K race, p.m. Both bands will community, chamber mem-
Collison, and retired budgets,” says Lucas. p.m. Crowds will assemble and pickle eating contests perform in the Beverage bers and business owners
Lapeer County Bank & “One of the biggest chal- near the Info Booth on on both Friday and Tent. who have supported the
Trust Director Curt Carter lenges for businesses and Third Street to watch as Saturday. Find food vendors in 2019 Michigan Busker
as having been particularly industries is the cost of local dignitaries get a pie Saturday’s schedule the Lamb Steele Park and Fest. Without you, we
supportive. medical insurance for in the face from paying includes Tomorrow’s complete your meal with wouldn’t be able to have a
“Curt Carter was a employees. participants. Those digni- Busker talent show, Lego pie and ice cream at the community festi-
mentor to me,” she recalls. “It’s a fact though that taries slated to participate building contest, a hula Imlay City Historical val,” Hamel said.
“He’s a great listener and the companies that pay a
is one of the smartest peo-
ple I’ve met in my entire
competitive wage are not
having a hard time finding Robotics:
life. employees and they experi-
“He’s also a great ence less turnover.” from page 1
teacher. He taught me to be National economy raisers to help cover costs.
prepared and to anticipate While confident about MI Kids on the Move
challenges, problems and Lapeer County’s economic helps provide powered ride
questions on projects I was future, Lucas is concerned on cars and mini wheel-
working.” that growing numbers of chairs to special needs
She notes that Americans find themselves children.
Collison’s support was to be “underemployed,” a They presented the cars
vital to the success of some condition in which people to the girls and their fami-
of her earliest commercial in the labor force are lies on May 18 at the
and industrial development employed at less than full- Capac Middle School
projects. time or regular jobs, or at where Metal and Soul uti-
Photo provided

“Dennis was a great jobs that are inadequate lizes the former gym.
team player and one of my relative to their training “Doing the rewiring
favorite people to work and/or economic needs. work can be difficult but
with,” Lucas says. “He has Moreover, she worries overall, just building the Last month, Capac’s Metal and Soul robotics team presented modified
always has been a big sup- that far too many cars is fun,” said team powered ride on vehicles to the Freeman and Taylor families in partner-
porter of economic devel- Americans are not pre- member Andrew Johnson. ship with MI Kids on the Move.
opment and growth.” pared for their financial “Seeing them smile
She fondly remembers futures. when they get to get bike at home but with this Lucy Taylor,
some of their shared proj- “It’s unbelievable how behind the wheel is really car, she can feel more like right, gets
ects, including the devel- unprepared people are for rewarding,” said fellow one of the kids. help from
opment and growth of the retirement,” Lucas says. student Kaitlynn Hope’s mom, Jasmine new friend
Imlay City Industrial Park; “There are people in their Thompson. Freeman, said they learned Emma
securing a $500,000 state sixties who are still paying Lucy’s mom said she about the program from an Vancamp
grant for infrastructure at off student loan debt.” has a medically-adapted acquaintance. maneuver-
“Our goal has been ing her new
getting her interested in ride outside
Photo by Maria Brown

wanting to move around. I Capac


Student art: Natke expects the student
art program to sustain itself
Natke. “The Imlay City
DDA, Imlay City Schools
think this will help her in
moving just generally,”
Middle
School.
from page 1 at least through 2020 with and (Borland teacher) Jill Jasmine said.
the continued support of Campbell remain commit- Team mentor Janet
banners to hang on the Jill Campbell and Imlay ted.” Antilla said some MI Kids placing stickers on the who helped launch the MI
lamp posts downtown City Schools. Natke noted that the on the Move project vehi- vehicles. Kids on the Move pro-
during the spring and sum- Campbell had earlier present displays will even- cles require seating adjust- “Our goal is to boost gram, was also on hand to
mer. expressed interest in mov- tually be returned to the ments or extra support awareness and support for meet the students and
The 12 left-over draw- ing forward with the student artists. mechanisms, like harness- the program and reach out recipients.
ings are being saved and Making Memories in Imlay “Ms. Campbell will be es, for the kids but Lucy to local children and their Kathy Vancamp said
will be made into banners City project. meeting again with stu- and Hope didn’t need those families who could benefit they are grateful for the
that will be installed in The impetus would be dents this fall, so we will items. As part of the push from this program,” Antilla assistance robotics teams
February 2020. to provide yet more Imlay have new and wondrous button installation, a relay said. like Metal and Soul have
The original 33 ban- City students an opportuni- works of art again next switch is added to the wir- “These cars give provided to help the pro-
ners will be taken down in ty to have their art works year.” ing. kids the freedom to be gram grow.
October 2019 to accommo- displayed on the downtown For more information Team members worked a kid. Instead of watching “We’ve given out 30
date the installation of lamp posts. about the DDA or the on the wiring portion other kids play somewhere, cars across the state and
Christmas decorations by “I am so excited to Making Memories in Imlay ahead of time and the day they can get in on the this year we’ll provide our
DPW staff. share the students’ art work City project, contact Natke of the reveal they complet- fun.” first beach wheelchair,”
DDA Director Lorrelei with our community,” said at 810-724-2135. ed last minute touches, like The Vancamp family, she said.
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Sports www.tricitytimes-online.com

Battani repeats
as All-American
Almont pole vaulter reaches
podium at NCAA Nationals
By Kevin Kissane impressive list of accom-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor plishments, registering a
placewinning performance
ALMONT — Former among pole vault partici-
Almont High School pants at the 2019 NCAA
standout Jacob Battani Division II Outdoor Track
continues to add to his and Field National
Championships recently.
Javelina Stadium, in
Kingsville, Texas, is where
the meet was contested.
Competing on day one
of the meet which ran May
23-25, Battani posted a
pole vault clearance of 16
feet 7 1/2 inches en route

Photo by Kevin Kissane


to a fifth.
Sophomore Tommy
Ansiel, of Cedarville, took
event honors. Anseil
cleared 17 feet 7 1/4 inch-
es along the way.
Almont’s Jacob Rayl paces the All-Area golf team with a 41.4 average for nine holes this season.
It marked the third

Times names All-Area squad


straight year Battani, a
junior, is an All-American
during the outdoor season
He also has earned that
distinction twice for the
indoor campaign, giving
him five All-American By Kevin Kissane
honors in all. Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Jacob Battani cele- With his help, Grand
brates his All-American Valley State University TRI-CITY AREA —
finish in the pole vault From the opening match to
event. Battani page 20 the last, these competitors
made a name for them-
selves with their course

Dryden’s season accomplishments.


Here is a look at the
2019 edition of The Tri-

draws to a close City Times All-Area golf


team and the scores they
accumulated along the
By Kevin Kissane Lutheran Northwest is way.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor where the action unfolded. Jacob Rayl, Almont.
With the outcome, Rayl provided a 41.4
DRYDEN — Plymouth Dryden completes an average for nine holes,
Christian denied Dryden’s 11-11 campaign. placing him first on the
bid for a regional champi- In Saturday’s clash, Almont squad and among
onship appearance, pre- Plymouth Christian used a those players who earned
vailing 11-1 in a semifinal four-run first inning; a Tri-City Times All-Area
two-run second; and a
Photo by Kevin Kissane

softball clash encompass- first team recognition.


ing five innings last five-run fifth to emerge The sophomore also
Saturday afternoon. furnished 18-hole scores of
Rochester Hills Dryden page 20 76 at the Sugar Springs
Golf Course-based
Gladwin Tournament;
posted 79s at the Katke Almont’s Thomas Manko lines up a putt during a match.
Classic in Big Rapids as
well as the Blue Water Blue Water Area tion. Wadhams; posted an 87 at
Area Conference Conference Tournament at The junior shot 18-hole the Sugar Springs Golf
Tournament hosted by Solitude Golf Links in scores of 75 at the Blue Course-based Gladwin
Solitude Golf Links in Wadhams; posted an 89 at Water Area Conference Tournament; carded a 92 at
Wadhams; managed an 87 the Katke Classic in Big Tournament hosted by
at the Dick’s Sporting Rapids; managed a 92 at Solitude Golf Links in All-Area page 20
Goods Tournament in the Dick’s Sporting Goods
Perry; plus added an 89 Tournament in Perry; plus
during a Division 3 region- contributed a 94 at a
al at Washtenaw Golf Club Division 3 regional hosted
in Ypsilanti. by Washtenaw Golf Club
Rayl finished his sec- in Ypsilanti.
ond year on Almont’s He wrapped up his sec-
squad as an All-Blue Water ond season on Almont’s
Area Conference first team squad as an All-Blue Water
selection. Area Conference first team Rayl Manko Jellison
Jack Jellison, Almont. choice.
Jellison averaged 41.7 Thomas Manko,
per nine-hole round, leav- Almont.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

ing him second on the Manko furnished a


Almont squad and out of 42.7 average for nine
those who attained Tri-City holes, placing him third on
Times All-Area status dur- the Almont squad and
ing the 2019 campaign. among those players who
Dryden’s Ally Sobek connects on a pitch dur- The sophomore shot earned Tri-City Times All-
Area first team recogni- VanHoutte Berger Bone
ing a postseason game this year. 18-hole scores of 87 at the

Almont bows out


with regional loss
By Kevin Kissane In Saturday’s game,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Almont spotted Marine
City a 4-1 advantage after
ALMONT — The one inning was done.
Almont softball team Marine City followed
absorbed an 8-1 loss to it up with a 2-0 second
Marine City in a Division inning edge, widening the
3 regional semifinal soft- gap to 6-1.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

ball game last Saturday Inning three would


morning. prove scoreless.
Brown City is where The next three innings
the battle was contested. saw Marine City generate
With the result, Almont two total runs and Almont
Almont shortstop Laken Campbell looks to throw out a foe in Saturday’s regional matchup. sees an 8-19-1 campaign
reach an endpoint. Almont page 20
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Wrestling News

Jorgensen named North Branch coach


By Kevin Kissane form our everything in my power to respect, participation and
Tri-City Times Sports Editor programs,” build up that Bronco wres- attitude will be the key
he noted. tling program to compete core values at North
IMLAY CITY— “Keil at a high level not only in Branch. Wrestling is and
When the 2019-20 high is an ener- BWAC but on the state always has been a huge
school wrestling campaign getic and level as well,” he noted. part of me and again I look
gets underway several dynamic “I am bringing in some forward to this new chap-
months from now, the leader and great coaches that will help ter in my life. Together,
North Branch wrestling I am excit- Jorgensen make our goals achievable. we will do great things in
team will have someone ed to work Hard work, discipline, North Branch.”

Photo by Kevin Kissane


new in charge of their pro- with him
gram. as he builds a top-notch
That is because Keil wrestling program at North
Jorgensen, a 2001 graduate Branch.”
of Imlay City, has earned He replaces first-year
the right to call the shots North Branch Coach Nate
Almont second baseman Makayla Gammon from the sidelines for the Bundy.
looks to throw out a runner in regionals. Blue Water Area “Nate was a great guy
Conference school pending and worked well with our
Almont: Regional loss all formal approvals which
will become official in the
wrestlers, but I am now
charged with leading our
from page 19 celebrate. weeks ahead. programs and have chosen
Grace Johnson led “He is an experienced to forge ahead in a new
manage none. That staked Almont’s offensive attack coach who excels in all of direction,” Margrif said.
Marine City to an 8-1 lead with a pair of singles. The the essential areas neces- “I wish Nate nothing but
at the time. Raiders also received a sary to lead our varsity the best,” he noted.
That was followed by a single each from Olivia wrestling program into the Jorgensen is eager to
scoreless seventh inning, Malcolm, Hannah future,” North Branch get things started as North
leaving Marine City with a Landerschier and Rachael Athletic Director Alan Branch’s new head coach.
regional semifinal win to Schapman. Margrif commented. “As “I am extremely excit-
our district continues to ed and honored to be given
grow and blossom we need the opportunity to coach at
professional staff with the North Branch,” Jorgensen
skills to grow and trans- said. “I am going to do

Dryden: Ends season


from page 19 (a single) furnished
Dryden’s base hits.
victorious. Courtney Heike added a
Dryden collected their walk to the Cardinals’
run during inning number cause.
one. Josie Carpenter, run-
Ally Sobek (two sin- ning for Heike, scored the
gles) and Hannah Peyerk lone Dryden run.
Photo provided

Former Almont standout Jacob Battani sprints


down the runway at the national champion-
ships.

Photo provided
Battani: Takes fifth
from page 19 TAMU-Kingsville (34),
Adams State and Lincoln, Tom Mailloux poses for a photo after register-
placed fourth in the out- Missouri (24 each), ing a hole-in-one at Holly Meadows.
door nationals with 35 Academy of
points. Only Ashland (54
points), Angelo State (53)
and St. Augustine’s (38)
Art (23) plus CSU-Pueblo,
West Texas A and M and
Minnesota State (22 each)
Mailloux sinks his
fared better.
Tiffin (34.5 points),
notched top-ten team
showings as well. tee shot in Capac
By Kevin Kissane Meadows Golf Course in

Athlete of the Week


Photo by Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor Capac.


His club of choice was
CAPAC — Tom a 52 degree wedge.
Mailloux, of Capac, Tony Burton wit-
sunk his tee shot on the nessed the ace.
Dryden pitcher Riley Knox looks to throw out par-3 14th hole encom- Mailloux went on to
an opponent in postseason action. passing 119 yards of terri- shoot a 38 for his nine-
tory last Friday at Holly hole round.

All-Area: Top golfers


from page 19 Dick’s Sporting Goods
Tournament in Perry.
the Katke Classic in Big This was the first year
Rapids; provided a 97 at on Almont’s squad for
the Dick’s Sporting Goods VanHoutte, a freshman.
Dryden senior track Dryden senior track Tournament in Perry; plus Joe Berger, Almont.
standout Jodie Adams standout Ethan supplied a 97 during a Berger managed a 45.0
took 12th in the 300 hur- Rozanski placed 11th in Division 3 regional at average for nine holes,
dles at the Div. 4 state the 1600 run at the Div. Washtenaw Golf Club in placing him fifth on the
meet recently. 4 state meet recently. Ypsilanti. Almont squad and among
For her effort, Adams For his effort,
earns our Girls’ Athlete Rozanski claims our Manko concluded his those players who earned
of the Week honor. Boys’ Athlete of the second year on Almont’s Tri-City Times All-Area
Week honor. squad as an All-Blue Water first team recognition.
Area Conference first team The senior shot 18-hole
Be sure to pick up your t-shirt at the Tri-City Times office. pick. scores of 88 at the Blue
Seth VanHoutte, Water Area Conference
CITIZENS Almont. Tournament at Solitude
Photo by Kevin Kissane

FRANKENMUTH VanHoutte averaged Golf Links in Wadhams;


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THE HARTFORD Almont squad and out of Tournament in Perry; fur-
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Insurance Companies Times All-Area status dur- Division 3 regional at Jack Jellison, of Almont, looks to sink a putt
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Louwsma signs with Calvin


By Kevin Kissane third among those who continued her success as a
Tri-City Times Sports Editor attained Tri-City Times All- member of the Imlay City
Area first team status. girls’ soccer team.
IMLAY CITY — Imlay The 5-9 senior guard It was there she amassed
City’s Kayla Louwsma also pulled down 110 six goals and wound up
signed letters of intent with rebounds, registered 96 with 10 assists.
the Calvin College women’s steals and handed off 40 With her help, Imlay
basketball and soccer teams assists. City finished the season as
recently. It was her third year on owners of an 8-9-1 overall
Louwsma collected 189 Imlay City’s varsity. mark.
points in 22 games, an aver- Louwsma finished the Louwsma ended her
age of 8.9 points per con- 2018-19 campaign as an fourth season at the varsity
test, this winter. All-Blue Water Area level as an All-Blue Water
That placed her second Conference first team pick. Area Conference first team
on the Imlay City squad and This spring Louwsma selection.

Photo by Kevin Kissane


Logan Wilson signs his letter of intent as Imlay City Athletic Director Don
Gauthier as his parents Cherill and Roman look on.

Wilson to play for Olivet basketball


By Kevin Kissane recently. season on Imlay City’s var-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor He is coming off a sity basketball team.
senior season which saw He completed the sea-
IMLAY CITY — him average 8.1 points, 4.8 son as a Tri-City Times All-
Imlay City’s Logan Wilson rebounds, 2.5 assists and Area second team selection
inked a pact to become a 1.6 steals per game over 22 and All-Blue Water Area
part of the Olivet College contests. Conference honorable
men’s basketball team This was his second mention pick.

Almont, Capac dominate squad


By Kevin Kissane announced recently: Campbell, Almont.
Photo provided

Tri-City Times Sports Editor Outfield- Aubree Designated Player-


Smith, Capac; Haley Sarah Hall, Almont.
TRI-CITY AREA — Mitchell, Memphis; and At-Large- Izabelle
The following players Grace Johnson, Almont. Amador, Capac; and
Kayla Louwsma signs her letter of intent with Calvin College surround- earned a spot on their
ed by her soccer teammates and coaches. She also signed to play bas- Shortstop- Madison Micah Tison, Oakland
Division 3 All-District Wheeler, Capac. Christian.
ketball there. softball team which was First base- Ally Dean,

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Brown plays for champions in Indiana Second base- Makayla


Gammon, Almont.
Third base- Kennedy
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
among their ranks,
registered a first-place
Indianapolis, Indiana at
Grand Park. Their oppo-
against Beavercreek
Sox  (Beavercreek, Ohio).
Watson, Memphis.
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ALMONT — The Classic Tournament Indiana and Ohio. 14-11 victory over Oz Meriah Mason, Capac.
Five Tool 10U baseball recently. Five Tool started Navy (Chicago, Illinois); Utility- Laken
team, which counts The tournament was their path to the title an 11-1 triumph against
Almont’s Eric Brown contested May 25-26 in with a 13-2 win Beavercreek Sox; and a
9-7 win over Knightstown
Panthers (Knightstown,
Capac

Indiana),
The team then AYSO
squared off versus Oz
Navy in the championship
game. That battle drew to
Region
a close with Five Tool up
by an 11-10 scoreboard 1296
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Five Tool 10U won a title in Indiana recently. They are front (L to R) ship team. They were
Nathan Green, Dominic Ligocki, Brady Bullock and Ryder Genaw; mid- directed to the top finish It is only with the financial help of businesses
dle Zach Brown, Joey Moran, Larsen Uitos, Tyler Vogel, Eric Brown and by coaches Brian Bullock,
Koston Balaskowski; and back coaches Brian Bullock, Kerry Brown, Kerry Brown, Mark in the community that we can offer a program
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THANK YOU goes out to all our sponsors who helped us raise nearly
$5,000 at the first annual Golf Outing & Fundraiser held at Castle
Creek Golf Club. The foundation’s mission is to provide grants in an
effort of ‘Preserving the Outdoor Traditions of Michigan,’ with an
emphasis on involving youth in outdoor education and activities.
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