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Wednesday, July 10, 2019


145th Volume - Issue No. 28 www.tricitytimes-online.com

Work starts at new fire hall


New 12,324 square-foot facility
to take shape on Borland Rd.
By Tom Wearing by the end of the year.
twearing@pageone-inc.com Once finished, the

August start IMLAY CITY —


With the long Fourth of
Imlay City Fire
Department can begin
moving contents and
Bid deadline nears for July weekend behind us, equipment from the current
Capac Road project, most workers have location downtown to the
...see page 3 returned to their jobs, new building.
including those prepping The current hall at 150
the site at 571 E. Borland Main Street was built in
Rd. for future construction 1967, with an addition at
of a new Imlay City fire the rear of the building
hall. being completed in 1972.
On Monday, July 8, Construction of a new

Photo by Tom Wearing


engineers and workers Imlay City fire hall repre-
from Rowe Professional sents the culmination of
Services and Superior nearly a decade of discus-
Contracting began digging sion by city officials about
holes and laying the the need to upgrade condi-
groundwork for installation tions and increase space On Monday (July 8) morning, a Rowe engineer observes as staff from
of new sewers and water for the fire department. Superior Contracting conduct preliminary site work at the future site of
main at the site. Those discussions the Imlay City Fire Department on East Borland Road, east of Van Dyke.
Imlay City Manager evolved during recent

Sweet title
Tom Youatt hopes that years to a point where city plan. approved a 2.0463-mill tax $3 million hall.
construction of the new officials felt it imperative In August of 2018, increase for 20 years to
hall can still be completed to move forward with a Imlay City residents fund construction of a new Fire hall page 14
Imlay City grad crowned
Michigan Sugar Queen,

For love of lavender


...see page 5

17th annual Lavender Festival debuts in Imlay City July 11-13


By Maria Brown “In addition to provid- With 14,000 plants and chosen the Eastern
mbrown@pageone-inc.com ing guests with the experi- 23 rolling acres of brightly Michigan Fairgrounds as
ence of visiting an estab- scented blooms to offer, her new location and in
IMLAY CITY — The lished lavender farm, our Dennis notes how their turn want to collaborate
17th annual Michigan new location gives us all combined expertise com- with us … I couldn’t have
Lavender Festival has the space we need to plements each other per- imagined a better opportu-
found a new home in Shuttle buses will take
Fair fun to start
spread out and grow. It’s a fectly. nity,” Dennis said.
Imlay City at the Eastern dream come true.” “For Jennifer to have The three-day celebra- festival attendees to
Michigan State Imlay City’s Indigo
St. Clair County Fair Fairgrounds. The three day Lavender Farm.
opens on July 15, festival opens tomorrow, tion will include an array
July 11 and runs through of lavender-themed activi-
...see page 14 Saturday, the 13th. ties, including wellness
For the last seven classes and demonstra-
years, festival founder and tions, essential oil work-
creator Jennifer Vasich- shops and free children’s
Keene has hosted the event crafts and story time. The
in Armada but she opted to Lapeer County FFA
head north in 2019 and Chapter will provide a pet-
join forces with Imlay ting farm and animal edu-
City’s own Indigo cation classes. Guests can
Lavender Farms and owner shop for upscale, hand-
Trish Dennis to celebrate made items from 175 ven-
the pungent plant. dors and enjoy a variety of
“Trish’s reputation for
Website image

unique food items like lav-


taking care of her guests is ender ice cream and laven-
reflected in her passion for der lemonade.
lavender and attention to Special guests include
Market fresh detail. Her farm is breath- Festival founder and creator Jennifer Vasich-Keene and Indigo Lavender
taking,” Vasich-Keene Farm owner Trish Dennis discuss their collaboration on the 2019 event
said. in a promotional video. Lavender page 14
Imlay City Farmers
Market open Thursdays,

Neighbors helping neighbors


...see page 14

TRI-CITY
TIMES Community, Four County Community Foundation, keep St. Paul’s Food for Families program going strong in Imlay
ONLINE By Catherine Minolli
cminolli@pageone-inc.com

tricitytimes-online.com IMLAY CITY —


Twice a week a group of
dedicated volunteers make
sure those in need have
FACEBOOK enough to eat.
Week in and week out,
this group accomplishes
facebook.com their goal with the help of
a supportive community,
/Tricitytimes/ generous donors, and the
steady assistance of the
Four County Community
Foundation (4CCF).
The Tri-City Times They’re the people
Photo by Catherine Minolli

is printed on who make up the St.


recycled paper Paul’s Food for Families
program at St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church.
Coordinated by volun-
teers Wes Davis and
Marge DeYonker, the pro- St. Paul’s Food for Families volunteers Kathy Eschenburg, Cynthia Stroebel, Linda Surma, Marilyn
gram serves anywhere Seidell, Connie Frank, Kay Hendricksen, Lorna Warner, Marge DeYonker, Nancy Schiller and pro-
gram co-director Wes Davis express gratitude to Four County Community Foundation for their
Neighbors page 14 financial support in keeping the doors open this summer.
Page 2-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 10, 2019
Bring Your Friends Out to . . .

HOLLY MEADOWS
www.hollymeadows.com
Golf • Bowling • Sportsbar
Banquet & Entertainment Center

4855 Capac Rd.


Capac, MI 48014 810-395-4653
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Holly Meadows
Shoot Out • 9am
Call to Register

Photo by Tom Wearing


SEEKING LINE COOKS Apply
& WAITRESSES Within
KARAOKE AND FISH FRY FRIDAYS!
Book Your Fundraisers & Parties with Us Now!
Farm market fresh!
Drivers are 23 times more Four-year-old Alisha Baron likes the colors and fragrances of the hanging flower basket
arrangements at the Imlay City Farmers Market last Thursday. Alisha was accompanied by her
likely to be involved in a car grandmother, Alice Vitale of Imlay City, and her fluffy poodle, ‘Mila.’ The Imlay City Farmers
accident while texting. Market takes place on Thursdays from 10-4 (weather permitting) for the duration of the market
season. Visitors will find an assortment of items for sale from a variety of vendors. The market
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
will be open tomorrow (Thursday, July 11). For more information or to become a vendor, con-
Drivers are 23 times more tact DDA Market Manager Katrina Morrow at 810-724-2135.
likely to be involved in a car
accident while texting.
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
CASH PAID
for Old Gold
Champion Bus hosts
WE BUY open house on Friday
Silver Coins By Maria Brown
mbrown@pageone-inc.com
Manufacturing is important
to this community and our
Group, Inc., Champion Bus
produces commercial and
YOUR HOMETOWN Gem & Diamond economy. Our buses help luxury buses.
YOUR AGENCY NAME IMLAY TWP. — people get around and
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OR LOGO GOES HERE Specialist Champion Bus will host an we’re proud to display
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Downtown, Imlay City
810-724-RUBY
open house this Friday,
July 12, from 1-3 p.m.
Carolee Ehrke, the
that,” Ehrke said.
She said that many of
their vendors have gra-
Heritage
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OR LOGO(810)
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724-8600
Tue-Fri 10:30 - 5:30
Sat 10:30 - 3:00
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enjoy free tours of their
ciously provided prizes and
giveaways for both employ-
ees and guests for Friday’s
Church
hosts
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566 S. Cedar (M-53) ®

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Imlay City
facility. There will be kids’ festivities.
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Application By Tom Wearing
twearing@pageone-inc.com
Imlay Area Non-Profit Housing
Dan Drive Apartments
Summer Cookout! Everyone Welcome
IMLAY CITY —
Heritage Church of Imlay
IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE! City is hosting a free
For Elderly (62 years of age or older). Disabled of Any Age. “Block Party” on Sunday,
• RENT BASED ON INCOME • July 14, following the 9:30

We love JULY 11 We are now taking applications for low income apartments
subsidized by the Federal Government. No Obligation
a.m. church service.
From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
church members and visi-

from 11am-7pm
WE CAN ASSIST AT NO CHARGE TO HELP FILL OUT APPLICATION
Imlay City! (Located behind Christian Reformed Church Parking Lot)
See Sandy or Karl Iloncai
tors will enjoy food, inflat-
ables for the kids, a bacon
370 Cedar St. (M-53) • One Building South of tent, cornhole tournament
Steve Robbins State Farm Insurance and various raffles.
Free hot dogs, chips, drinks, Call 810-614-0555 (cell) A food truck will be
and giveaways including a Imlay City, Michigan 48444 available on site for special
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Page 3-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 10, 2019

Former Capac priest placed on restrictions


Fr. Eduard Perrone under investigation for alleged sexual abuse “The Archdiocesan
Review Board subse-
presenting himself as a
priest, wearing clerical
1987 through 1994.
The AOD urges indi-
By Catherine Minolli p r e s s release says, and dates to quently deemed the com- attire or exercising any viduals with knowledge
cminolli@pageone-inc.com release. the earlier years of plaint to be credible, form of Church ministry, of clergy sexual abuse or
“In addi- Perrone’s ministry. From meaning it has a ‘sem- the AOD press release abuse by other Church
TRI-CITY AREA — tion, his 1978-1981, Perrone blance of truth.’ A further says. representatives to contact
A priest who served at St. name will served as associate pastor determination on the mat- “Like any cleric local law enforcement
be added to at St. Peter Parish in ter now falls to the restricted from ministry in and/or the Michigan
Nicholas Catholic Church
t h e Mt. Clemens. The Vatican’s Congregation the Archdiocese of Attorney General’s Office
in the late 1980s-early for the Doctrine of the Detroit, he is monitored to at 844-324-3374 or agin-
1990s has been temporar- Archdiocese Michigan Attorney
Faith (CDF), which ensure compliance with vestigations@michigan.
ily restricted from public of Detroit’s General’s Office was also reviews all cases involv- Church restrictions,” the gov. Persons may also
ministry. Fr. Eduard w e b s i t e notified. ing the sexual abuse of press release continues. contact the Archdiocese of
On July 5, Fr. Eduard Perrone protect.aod. “The Archdiocese of minors and vulnerable Perrone was most cur- Detroit at protect.aod.org;
Perrone, 70, was placed org,” the Detroit recently was adults by clergy. Under rently assigned as pastor by calling the 24/7 victim
on restrictions due to a press release post at www. informed by the Attorney Church law, much like in at the Blessed Virgin Mary assistance line at 866-343-
“credible allegation of aod.org says. General’s Office that it civil law, there is a pre- (Grotto) Parish in Detroit. 8055 or by emailing vac@
sexual abuse of a minor” The allegation was could proceed with its sumption of innocence Another pastor has been aod.org. There are no time
pending a Church process, reported to Macomb canonical (Church law) during this process.” assigned. limits or restrictions on
the Archdiocese of Detroit County Law enforcement review,” the AOD press While on restrictions, Perrone served as pas- individuals wishing to
announced in a July 7 by the AOD, the press release says. Perrone is prohibited from tor at St. Nicholas from report abuse.

Bid deadline nears


for Capac Rd. project
$3 million reconstruction project “We’re still looking at
a mid-August starting
from Allenton, north to Terry Rd. date and late autumn (pos-
sibly November) for total
By Tom Wearing The deadline for con- project completion,”
twearing@pageone-inc.com tractors to bid on the proj- Hazleton said. “It will
ect is Friday, July 12. depend a lot on the avail-
BERLIN TWP. — St. A two-phase project ability of the contractor
Clair County Road The scope of the two- that is selected.”

Photo by Tom Wearing


Commission officials say phase project entails He noted that the proj-
the $3 million Capac Road crushing the existing pave- ect will be awarded to the
reconstruction project is ment, regrading and inject- low bidder.
on target for a late summer ing with liquid asphalt to Allenton phase
start date. stabilize the material. The The first phase of the
Road Commission final step will be the appli- project will involve the A 3.82 mile stretch of Capac Road from Hough Rd. north to Terry Rd. is
Engineer William cation of multiple layers section of Capac Rd. that slated to get underway in mid-August.
Hazelton said the 3.82- of new asphalt to the sur- runs through the Village of
mile project from Hough face. Allenton from Hough Rd. Berlin Township offices, Jennifer Nelson pointed north/south routes.
Rd. north to Terry Rd. was Other elements of the north to a point just north fire hall, park and senior out that there will be peri- She added that access
recently put up for bids on project include cleaning of Almont Rd. center, the Allenton post ods of time during the to the area will continue to
the Michigan Dept. of out ditches and replacing That portion of the office, the old CSB Bank project when thru-traffic be made available to resi-
Transportation deteriorating cross cul- roadway provides access and numerous residences. will be diverted from dents living in the area and
(MDOT) website. verts to improve drainage. to and egress from the Project Engineer Capac Rd. to alternative for emergency personnel.

Budget approved in Capac district


By Maria Brown future budget amendments to continuing to include
mbrown@pageone-inc.com that reflect higher reve- Virtual Program students
nues. in their athletics count. In
CAPAC — While The budget doesn’t call past years, the number of
elected leaders in Lansing for any major cuts but virtual student athletes has
continue to wrangle over they don’t plan to replace a impacted what district
budget numbers, Capac teacher who will retire in division rating Capac falls
School officials have opted the fall. into for playoffs.
to adopt a “status quo” bud- As it stands currently, •The board approved
get for the 2019-2020 the district would draw on spending up to $6,000,
school year. fund balance monies to using capital improvement
At their June 27 meet- cover shortfalls. If reve- funds, to seal coat and
ing, the school board nues don’t increase, their stripe the bus loop and
approved a budget that savings would be drawn cafetorium lot.
doesn’t factor in any pro- down to 5.5 percent. It cur- •President Monica
posed foundation increase rently stands at 11.25 per- Standel noted there’s a
and assumes a lower than cent. new date for the 2020 com-
expected student count. In other meeting mat- mencement. Seniors will
The House, Senate and ters: receive their diplomas on
governor’s office have all •Ryan Murphy, Capac’s May 17, 2020, two weeks
proposed raising the per new athletic director/assis- earlier than the usual first
pupil allowance but at dif- tant high school principal, Sunday in June.
ferent levels. Instead of introduced himself to the Standel said they opted
trying to guess what that board. to make the change because
NASA photo

amount might be, Business Supt. Jeff Terpenning the district’s ’19-’20 school
Manager Jennifer Daws said Murphy emerged from year will start and end ear-
told the board, administra- a field of 35 candidates to lier than in the past with
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of tors felt more comfortable secure the job. the projected last day of
the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. Seven Ponds using smaller numbers •The board is due to school for all students on
Astronomy Club will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this momentous now in hopes of making vote this month in regards June 4.
day.

Seven Ponds hosts


Apollo 11 celebration
Astronomy Club plans cook-out, toric walks on the Moon,
they successfully docked
presentation and more on July 20 with the Command Module
‘Columbia,’ in which
By Maria Brown The Astronomy Club Michael Collins was
mbrown@pageone-inc.com quotes the following patiently orbiting the cold
NASA statement on their but no longer lifeless
DRYDEN TWP. — club website: Moon.”
The Seven Ponds “Six hours after land- Those planning to
Astronomy Club invites ing at 4:17 p.m. Eastern attend the cookout are
the public to help them Daylight Time (with less asked to bring meats, sides,
celebrate the 50th anniver- than 30 seconds of fuel drinks and/or desserts. At
sary of the Apollo 11 moon remaining), Neil A. 7:30 p.m. Diane Hall of the
landing with a special Armstrong took the ‘Small Warren Astronomical
event slated for Saturday, Step’ into our greater Society will give a presen-
July 20. future when he stepped off tation, “Columbia & Eagle
The festivities— the Lunar Module, named + 3: The Story of the
including a cookout, “Eagle,” onto the surface Greatest Ships to Come
Apollo presentation and of the Moon, from which Down the Line.” If weath-
telescope observing—start he could look up and see er permits, club members
at 6 p.m. at the Nature Earth in the heavens as no will set up their telescopes
Center, 3854 Crawford Rd. one had done before him. and try to locate the
Exactly 50 years ago, He was shortly joined by approximate Apollo 11
on July 20, 1969, Neil A. Buzz Aldrin, and the two landing site on the moon.
Armstrong became the astronauts spent 21 hours For more information
first man to set foot on on the lunar surface and or to register, visit https://
another celestial body, the returned 46 pounds of spncastronomy.wixsite.
moon. lunar rocks. After their his- com/7-ponds-astro-club.
Page 4-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 10, 2019

Minor injuries in plane crash


Sea plane tips during landing on Lake Pleasant
By Maria Brown lizing a pontoon boat, res- the bags which lifted the
mbrown@pageone-inc.com cued the pilot from his plane to the surface and
plane. The man was the that allowed the Marine
ATTICA TWP. — A lone occupant of the two Division to tow the plane
74-year-old Lapeer pilot seater Super Club airplane. to shore. Once at the
sustained minor injuries He sustained minor lacera- shoreline, Byers Towing
following a plane crash on tions and declined medical was able to use a crane,
Wednesday, July 3, on attention. The sheriff’s with the assistance of the
Lake Pleasant. department describes him Marine Division, to flip the
According to Lapeer as an experienced pilot plane over and get the
County Undersheriff who frequents many area plane to shore,” Howe said.
Jeremy Howe, deputies lakes. He praised the various
Howe reports that departments for their work

Lapeer County Sheriff photo


were dispatched to the lake
near Lake Pleasant and about an hour later their on this not-so-common
Bowers roads just after department’s Dive Team task.
noon after eye witnesses was dispatched to the lake “This was a very
saw the sea plane attempt to recover the plane. unique mission for both the
to land on the water. During Divers were able to Dive Team and Marine
the landing, the plane’s position air bags in the Division. Sgt. Herfert and
nose pitched downward cockpit, under the wing the Dive Team did an Members of the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Marine Division tow the cap-
sized plane to shore on July 3 after the aircraft attempted to land on Lake
into the water. supports and near the pro- excellent job with the task
Pleasant in Attica Twp.
A nearby resident, uti- peller. Air was forced into they had. Everything
worked out perfectly,” result of the crash. Department and Medstar Aviation Administration
Howe said. Also assisting on site Ambulance. was notified and will be

Deputies stay busy over 4th


There are no suspected were Lapeer Township The sheriff’s depart- investigating the causation
environmental hazards as a Police, the Attica Twp. Fire ment reports the Federal of this crash.

LAPEER COUNTY — Sheriff Scott McKenna


reports that the Independence Day weekend was a Check out the Seven Ponds
Photography Club
busy but safe holiday for local law enforcement.
Deputies fielded more than 200 calls over a four-
day period and made 13 arrests as a result. Offenses
included operating while intoxicated, probation viola- DRYDEN TWP. — The Seven Ponds Nature
tions, domestic violence, drugs and disorderly per-
Center Photography Club welcomes visitors and
sons. They also conducted 149 traffic stops and han-
dled 20 vehicle crashes but there were no fatalities. new members to their meetings, held the first and
McKenna notes that the Marine Division and Dive third Fridays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Nature
Team were also quite active that weekend with the Center.
Dive Team assisting with the Lake Pleasant plane Mentoring is the main focus of the group with
crash and the Marine Division patrolling area water- the first meeting of the month offering an educa-
tional presentation and a member slide show with
Lapeer County Sheriff photo

ways for a total of 48 hours.


“Deputies made contact with 183 vessels and gave the second meeting comprising a competitive eval-
out 28 warnings and zero citations. A majority of the uation of images. Additionally, the club offers
contacts were safety checks to ensure every vessel had photo club trips and workshops throughout the
enough personal flotation devices for their passengers year.
and to educate operators about the laws of the water- For more information, including details about
ways,” the sheriff stated. upcoming events, visit https://spnc.photoclubser-
“The sheriff encourages everyone to stay safe for Members of the Dive Team used air bags to lift vices.com or contact Jim Lewis, club president, at
the rest of the summer and enjoy themselves.” the plane to the lake’s surface following 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com.
Wednesday’s crash.

LARA closes water


slide at Torzewski park
‘Blue spiral’ slide deemed unsafe Lapeer County Parks
and Recreation was also
LAPEER COUNTY attention to help keep the informed that the matter
— The “blue spiral” water- public safe.” was referred to local police
slide at Torzewski Park, The July 8 order also and fire authorities and
located at 2051 Pero Lake notified Lapeer County prosecuting attorney for
Rd. in Lapeer, has been Parks and Recreation that review and possible action
shut down for reasons of violation of the Act may which may include crimi-
public safety. lead to administrative, civil nal sanctions.
On Monday, July 8, and criminal sanctions. For more information,
Michigan’s Dept. of A person who violates visit LARA’s Ski-
Licensing and Regulatory the Act is guilty of a misde- Amusement Division web-
Affairs (LARA) issued a meanor and every subse- site or call 517-241-9273,
“cease and desist” order quent day which continues or email lara-bcc-ski-
against Lapeer County the violation is a separate amusement@michigan.
Parks and Recreation offense. gov.
for operating the water
slide.
LARA referred to the
slide as being in violation
of Michigan’s Carnival-
Amusement Safety Act.
The order prohibits
Lapeer County Parks and
Recreation from operating
the waterslide until the vio-
lation is corrected and
becomes compliant with
the MCA Safety Act.
LARA states than only
after meeting compliance
can the water slide legally
Website photo

be put back into service for


public use.
Upon recent inspection
by LARA’s Bureau of The ‘blue spiral’ slide at Lapeer’s Torzewski
Construction Codes, the Park has been shut down for safety reasons.
ride was deemed hazardous
and unsafe due to corroded
steel connecting the stair
stringers to the platforms Symphony at Almont Park
and must be replaced.
“Before getting on to ALMONT — The Almont Park Board’s 2019
amusement rides this sum- “Music in the Park” series opens tomorrow (Thursday,
mer, check to see if the ride July 11) with a performance by the the Lapeer
has a permit to operate,” Symphony Orchestra at the park pavilion.
said Keith Lambert, Sponsored by the Almont Area Chamber of
LARA’s Director of the Commerce, the Orchestra’s instrumental music pro-
Bureau of Construction gram begins at 7 p.m. beneath the park pavilion.
Codes. “We inspect permit- Concert attendees are encouraged to bring their
ted carnival and amuse- own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.
ment rides annually to help Refreshments will be available for purchase from
ensure safety. Any reports Almont Lions Club members beneath the pavilion.
of unsafe or unpermitted The concert will be moved inside the nearby
rides receive our immediate Almont Lions Hall in the event of bad weather.
Page 5-TRI-CITY TIMES-JULY 10, 2019

Sweet title for Imlay grad


Channon Turrell is crowned Michigan Sugar Queen
By Maria Brown Channon is a 2017 exactly why Channon opted
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Imlay City High School to enter the contest.
graduate who’s currently a “I still wanted to be
IMLAY CITY — For junior at Michigan State involved with agriculture
the second time in two University where she’s pur- while being able to contin-
years, the Michigan Sugar suing a degree in account- ue pursing my education,”
Queen court features a Tri- ing from the Eli Broad she said.
City area resident. Imlay College of Business. She’s So far, just weeks into
City’s Channon Turrell was the daughter of Carlene and her reign, Channon said
named the 2019 Sugar Larry Turrell. she’s found it to be quite an
Queen on June 14. Last She’s no stranger to honor to represent Michigan
Sugar Company and the
cooperative’s 800-plus
farmer-members.
“I have already been
able to meet so many warm
and welcoming Michigan
Sugar Company board of
directors and community
supporters…and feel
blessed to have two of the
‘sweetest’ girls beside me
to help achieve our goals as
the Michigan Sugar
Company Royalty,”
Channon said.
Also serving on the

Photo provided
2019-2020 court are 1st
Attendant Linde Bolle of
Midland and 2nd Attendant
Emily Jaremba of Saginaw. The 2019 Michigan Sugar Queen and Court from left, 2nd Attendant
The new court mem- Emily Jaremba of Saginaw, Michigan, Sugar Queen Channon Turrell of
bers now have the task of Imlay City, and 1st Attendant Linde Bolle of Midland.
making plans for the festi-
vals and parades they’ll Honor Society member and tive and ambassador for Fiedler, Jennifer Gibbs,
attend on behalf of was a four year member of our company,” said Rob Faith Haener, Emily
Michigan Sugar. Channon the cross country varsity Clark, Director of Jaremba, Nailah Kelley,
said that’s a challenging team. At the Lapeer County Communications and Grace Kendziorski, Maddy
task considering the state is Ed Tech Center, she served Community Relations for Lamm, Breanna Moore,
filled with “diverse but as a Lapeer County FFA Michigan Sugar. Hannah Newsom, Allyson
exciting festivals.” As a Chapter officer during her “Her knowledge of our Simmons, Channon Turrell
group they’ll also under- six year membership, was company and agriculture in and Kendyl Wilson.
take various service proj- involved with HOSA general, along with the As queen, Channon
ects. (Health Occupations quality of her character, will receive a $2,000 schol-
“I can’t wait to see their Students of America) dur- shined through during the arship.
impacts on our communi- ing her junior year and selection process. We are Michigan Sugar
Photo provided

ties and standing next to spent two years as a looking forward to a great Company is headquartered
them helping them suc- National Technical Honor year with Channon as the in Bay City and has sugar-
ceed. Throughout the next Society member. Upon Michigan Sugar Queen.” beet processing facilities in
Channon, a 2017 graduate of Imlay City High year I feel that my most graduation, she hopes to Clark reports that this Bay City, Caro, Croswell
School, will spend the next year as an ambas- important duty is to just be launch a career in finance year Michigan Sugar and Sebewaing, Michigan.
sador for the Michigan Sugar Company. the best company ambas- with an agriculture-based Company received 22 The compay’s nearly 900
sador for the Michigan company in Michigan. applications through its grower-owners plant and
Sugar Company that I can “Once again, Michigan Michigan Sugar Queen harvest up to 160,000 acres
year, in 2018, Almont’s representing agriculture at be,” she said. Sugar Company is fortu- Scholarship Program with of sugarbeets each year in
Ashley Gibbs and Rachel the state level, having While a student at nate to have found a young 15 selected as finalists: 20 Michigan counties,
Phillips were court atten- served as a Michigan FFA Imlay City High School, woman who we know will Linde Bolle, Madelyn Day, including Lapeer and St.
dants. State Officer, and that’s Channon was a National be an excellent representa- Amanda Errer, Morgan Clair.

Special Needs Day at


fairgrounds is July 25
Fair Board, Imlay City Ford team up for 6th annual event
IMLAY CITY — For After the midway more than 300 people dur-
the sixth straight year, rides, everyone will gather ing the past four years.
Imlay City Ford and the beneath a large tent for a Kempf notes it is
Eastern Michigan State free lunch and refresh- important that all special
Fair are teaming up to help ments compliments of guests and their caregivers
make special memories for Imlay City Ford owner register in advance through
members of Lapeer Paul LaFontaine Jr., who a qualified participating
County’s special needs will join his staff in serv- agency or program.
community. ing meals to the guests. The deadline to regis-
Starting at 10 a.m. on Eastern Michigan ter for the program is
Thursday, July 25, regis- State Fair Manager Ian Wednesday, July 24 at
tered individuals with spe- Kempf said “Special noon.
cial needs and their care- Needs Day” dates back to “It’s so great to see the
givers are welcome to pass 2014, when the fair board smiles on the faces of peo-
through the fairground’s and Imlay City Ford col- ple who may have never
turnstiles for free. laborated with Lapeer been on a merry-go-round
In addition to free County ISD Transition and before,” says Kempf.
admission, the guests of Career Services “Some of them may never
honor will be treated to Coordinator, Bob O’Dell, have been to a fair before.”
tours of the grounds and to coordinate the first-ever For further informa-
unlimited midway rides event. tion about Special Needs
provided by staff from Since then, the pro- Day, call the Eastern
Arnold Amusements from gram has grown from 80 Michigan State Fair office
10 a.m. - noon. guests in the first year to at 810-724-4145.
File photo

Fairgoers enjoy lunch and all the sights and sounds of the Eastern
Michigan State Fair during Special Needs Day.

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Help sought to
identify suspects
Persons sought in connection
with June 26 burglary attempt
By Tom Wearing information regarding the Branch on Wednesday,

Photo provided
twearing@pageone-inc.com identities of two individu- June 26.
als associated with an Video images from the
LAPEER COUNTY attempted burglary at Dick business show the two sus-
— The Lapeer County Coulters Equipment on pects at around 12:06 a.m.,
Sheriff’s Dept. is seeking Lake Pleasant Rd. in North having entered the property Suspects caught on video as they approach Coulters Equipment on
on foot from the north off Lake Pleasant Road in North Branch.
M-90/North Branch Rd.
The suspects attempted The second suspect of the individuals fall over The vehicle is described
to enter the building at was described as a male some pallets and possibly as a white or silver 2004-
three doors, but were about 6 feet tall and 170 sustaining an injury, as he 2007 Chevrolet Malibu
unable to gain entry. pounds, who was wearing a was observed limping. with a rear passenger pan-
The first suspect was blue hooded sweatshirt Sheriff ’s deputies oramic glass roof only.
Photo provided

described to be a white with white lettering on the report that a nearby busi- Anyone with informa-
male, about 6 feet tall and back, blue jeans, and a yel- ness captured a possible tion is asked to contact the
about 200 pounds, attired low t-shirt covering his suspects’ vehicle in their Lapeer County Sheriff’s
in a bright orange t-shirt, head. parking lot at around the Office tip line at 810-245-
Suspect vehicle caught on video in nearby
gray ski mask and gray The video, which time of the attempted bur- 1374, or contact the LCSD
parking lot.
sweat pants. includes audio, showed one glary. Detective Bureau.

DEQ funding eyed for Green property tests


By Tom Wearing Redevelopment Program of the late-Margaret Green)
twearing@pageone-inc.com and potentially be the pre- would need to offer con-
cursor to future develop- sent to move forward with
IMLAY CITY — City ment of the site. the grant application.
commissioners agreed on “I think there may be “The city will have
Tuesday to apply for a some real potential to turn nothing to lose to make an
100% grant from the that property into some- application to DEQ,” said
Michigan Dept. of thing that would be an asset Youatt. “We would be
Environmental Quality for the city—possibly a under no obligation.”
(MDEQ) to pay for addi- focal point,” said Youatt. Commissioner Ted
tional environmental “This is just the first step in Sadler reminded that
assessments at the “Green that process.” Dryden developer Richard
property” at 150 N. Cedar Youatt said he and Nash had earlier expressed

Photo by Tom Wearing


St. (M-53). Imlay City Mayor Joi interest in developing the
The building and prop- Kempf recently met with site, but was met with little
erty is located on the east MDEQ’s Brownfield support from the city.
side of M-53, and north of Coordinator, Janet “What has changed
the CNN railroad viaduct. Michaluk, to discuss an from then to now?” Sadler
City Manager Tom updated site assessment at asked. The Imlay City Commission seeking grant funding to pay for an environ-
Youatt said grant funding the Green property. Youatt said the city was mental assessment at the site of former truck stop in Imlay City. The
would come from the Youatt said the current in the midst of other proj- assessment would be a first step toward development at the property.
Michigan Brownfield property owner (the estate ects when Nash sought the
city’s support to develop ed a specific plan to city. mercial use of the building
the site. Youatt said he believes and property was more
Nash’s request was that Nash still has interest than a decade ago when the
contingent on the city pick- in purchasing the property. late-Polly Edgett of Lapeer
ing up the initial costs with “That could be a criti- leased and operated ‘Jolly
the expectation the city cal location for the city in Polly’s’ restaurant at the
would later be reimbursed the future,” he said. “It site.
by the state. would be best for the city if Currently, the proper-
City Commissioner Al something nice goes in ty’s rear parking area is
Ramirez recalled that at the there.” being leased for parking by
time, Nash had not provid- The most recent com- a local contractor.

THE BEST THINGS


Woman eludes police
IN LIFE ARE FREE. by jumping into pond
By Tom Wearing erratically. into a pond.

OR VERY WELL
twearing@pageone-inc.com He said the report indi- “The female refused to
cated the driver was possi- exit the pond when ordered
ALMONT — A local bly traveling in excess of by the officer, but finally
woman suspected of 100 m.p.h. exited the pond once other
FINANCED. speeding and doing a
“doughnut” in the vicinity
of Glover and Tubspring
Drepshas said the truck
was intercepted by the
responding officer near the
officers responded to the
location,” said Drepshas.
He said the woman was
roads on Monday, July 1, intersection of Almont handcuffed and arrested on
was taken into custody Road and Elizabeth Lane, charges of fleeing and elud-
after she attempted to flee where a short chase ensued ing, resisting and obstruct-
and elude police. and the truck turned into a ing, and driving on a sus-
Sgt. David Drepshas driveway on Elizabeth pended license.
reported that at around Lane. Sgt. Drepshas added
10:25 p.m, an Almont After pulling into the that the woman had been
officer was advised to “be driveway, the 56-year-old drinking but not OWI.
on the lookout” for a female driver exited the Further information
white pickup truck, which truck and ran to the rear of was not available by press
was seen driving the residence and jumped time.

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St. Paul’s plans special VBS program


By Tom Wearing Most of the simulated The program runs
twearing@pageone-inc.com program will take place from July 22-26 at St.
outdoors (weather permit- Paul’s Lutheran Church,
I M L AY   C I T Y   — ting) and in tents, with the 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay
Children participating in children attired in Biblical City, MI 48444.
St. Paul’s Lutheran dress. VBS class times are
Church’s Vacation Bible Church representative, Monday from 5:30-8:30
School program (July Judy Judd, said partici- p.m.; and Tuesday-Friday
22-26) will gain some pants will attend a mock from 6-8:30 p.m.
insight into what life was Jewish synagogue, hear Registration forms are
like during the time of and read verses from the available in the gathering
Jesus and his disciples. Torah, do crafts, visit area outside St. Paul’s
A special program, shops and talk with the sanctuary.
entitled “Marketplace 29 shopkeepers in the simu- Registration can also
AD,” will allow the lated marketplace. be conducted on line at
youngsters to imagine “They will spend time stpaulslutheranic.org.
walking through a with their tribe and learn For additional infor-

Photo provided
first-century marketplace, about daily life at the time, mation, call the church at
where they will dance, including doing chores,” 810-724-1200, or contact
listen to music and hear said Judd.” It should be a Judy Judd at 810-796-
stories from the time of very exciting program for 3610; or send an email to Youngsters experience Biblical times at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Jesus. the kids.” ahtempo@yahoo.com Vacation Bible School.

Michigan officials confirm West Nile virus activity


TRI-CITY AREA — related to West Nile virus in mosquito. As summer tem- other openings. of standing water that can tires and any other object
The first West Nile virus Michigan. Nationally, there peratures rise, mosquitoes •Using bed nets when support mosquito breeding holding water once a week.
activity for Michigan in were 2,544 human cases of and the virus develop more sleeping outdoors or in around your home, includ- For more information,
2019 has been confirmed in the virus and 137 deaths quickly so it is important to conditions with no window ing water in bird baths, visit Michigan.gov/westni-
mosquitoes recently col- reported to the Centers for protect yourself from mos- screens. abandoned swimming levirus or Cdc.gov/west-
lected in Saginaw and Disease Control and quito bites as the weather Eliminating all sources pools, wading pools, old nile.
Oakland counties and a Prevention in 2018. warms.
Canada goose in Kalamazoo “It only takes one bite Mosquitoes that trans-
County. Residents are
reminded that the best way
from an infected mosquito
to cause a severe illness, so
mit West Nile virus may
breed near people’s homes
Dispatch log...
to protect against West Nile take extra care during peak in storm drains, shallow
virus and other mosquito- mosquito-biting hours, ditches, retention ponds Editor’s note: The fol- •Multiple Traffic Stops •welfare check on
borne illnesses is to prevent which are dusk and dawn,” and unused pools. They lowing is a compilation of throughout the day Sandland Dr. in Attica Twp.
mosquito bites. said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, will readily come indoors activity and reports from July 5 •property damage traf-
People who work in MDHHS chief medical to bite if window and door area police departments: •22:05 Larceny (700 fic crash at S. Van Dyke Rd.
outdoor occupations or like executive and chief deputy screens are not maintained. block Metcalf St.) and eastbound I-69
to spend time outdoors are director for health. The best way to prevent In Imlay City •Multiple traffic stops •alarms in the 5000
at increased risk for West “We urge Michiganders West Nile disease or any June 29 were made throughout the block of Imlay City Rd. in
Nile virus infection from to take precautions such as other mosquito-borne ill- •17:59 Alarm (1000 day. Attica Twp.
mosquito bites. Adults 60 using insect repellent and ness is to reduce the num- block Norlin Dr.) July 6 July 3
years old and older have the wearing long-sleeved shirts ber of mosquitoes around •21:57 Larceny (1000 •00:11 Suspicious •alarms in the 2000
highest risk of severe ill- and long pants when out- your home and to take per- block Norlin Dr.) Person (Reek Rd./Newark block of S. Van Dyke Rd. in
ness caused by West Nile doors during those time sonal precautions to avoid •23:05 Noise Complaint Rd.) Imlay Twp.
virus. periods.” mosquito bites. Precautions (100 block Handley St.) •10:11 Abuse/Neglect •larceny of gasoline in
Symptoms of West Nile West Nile virus is trans- include: •Multiple traffic stops (400 block E. Fifth St.) the 3000 block of N. Van
virus include a high fever, mitted through the bite of a •Using EPA registered were made throughout the •15:56 Animal Problem Dyke Rd. in Goodland Twp.
confusion, muscles weak- mosquito that has picked insect repellents with one day. (300 block E. Third St.) •assist other law
ness and a severe headache. up the virus by feeding on of the following active June 30 •17:15 Welfare Check enforcement at westbound
More serious complications an infected bird. Most peo- ingredients: DEET, picari- •12:40 Private Property (1200 block Imlay City Rd.) I-69 and Lake George Rd.
include neurological ill- ple who contract the virus din, IR3535, oil of lemon Damage Accident (1800 •22:51 Alarm (500 in Attica Twp.
nesses, such as meningitis have no clinical symptoms eucalyptus or para-men- block S. Cedar St.) block S. Cedar St.) July 4
and encephalitis. Last year, of illness, but some may thane-diol, and 2-undeca- •13:05 Private Property •22:56 Fireworks (N. •DNR conservation vio-
there were 104 serious ill- become ill three to 15 days none; follow the product Damage Accident (1900 Cedar St./E. Third St.) lation in the 2000 block of
nesses and nine deaths after the bite of an infected label instructions and reap- block S. Cedar St.) •Multiple traffic stops Spaulding Rd. in Arcadia
ply as directed. •14:46 Hit and Run were made throughout the Twp.
•Don’t use repellent on
Library hosts mosaic class
(1800 block S. Cedar St.) day. •family trouble in the
children under 2 months •16:28 Vehicle Lockout July 7 2000 block of S. Almont
old. Instead dress your (200 block S. Almont Ave.) •00:24 Domestic Ave. in Imlay City
GOODLAND TWP. — The Goodland Township child in clothing that covers
Library, located at 2370 N. Van Dyke, Imlay City, is •23:51 Medical Assist Assault (2000 block S. •assist motorist at west-
arms and legs and cover (1800 block S. Cedar St.) Almont Ave.) bound I-69 and Lake George
offering a Mosaic Class for the whole family on crib, stroller and baby car-
Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Visitors will be led by •Multiple traffic stops •12:22 Animal Problems Rd. in Attica Twp.
rier with mosquito netting. were made throughout the (1800 block S. Cedar St.) July 5
representatives from Painterly Pottery to make a •Wearing shoes and
hanging wall plaque. Participants will choose from a day. •13:45 Disorderly (1900 •property damage traf-
socks, light colored long July 2 block S. Cedar St.) fic crash at eastbound I-69
variety of space-themed designs and colorful tiles to pants and a long-sleeved
create a decorative work of art. All ages are welcome •00:49 Domestic •14:42 Domestic and Lake George Rd. in
shirt when outdoors. Dispute (500 block S. Cedar Assault (500 block W. Attica Twp.
but children must be accompanied by a parent. As •Making sure doors and
always, there is no charge for the class but space is St.) Fourth St.) •assist fire department
windows have tight-fitting •10:54 Private Property •21:18 Trespassing (N. in the 900 block of Martin
limited. Reserve your spot by calling the library at screens. Repair or replace
810-721-2110. Damage Accident (400 Cedar St./E. Third St.) Dr. in Attica Twp.
screens that have tears or block S. Blacks Corners •Multiple traffic stops •animal complaint at
Rd.) were made throughout the Scotch Settlement and
•15:35 Assist MSP with day. Almont roads in Almont
Property Damage Accident In Almont: Twp.

We’ve
Not too long ago small quan-
tity full-color jobs were just (S. Van Dyke Rd./EB I-69) July 1 July 6

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not cost efficient. The cost of •15:46 Property •08:08 hours Officers •family trouble in the
film, plate, and make-readies
Damage Accident (1800 were dispatched to a Bristol 1000 block of N. Van Dyke
Quantity drove the price beyond reach.

got your
Today’s technology eliminates block S. Cedar St.) St. address to investigate a Rd. in Goodland Twp.
these costs and creates a high •17:50 Citizen Assist disturbance. A 28-year-old •ORV complaints in the
quality product.
(300 block E. Third St.) Armada man was arrested 5000 block of Belle River
•18:39 Citizen Assist for domestic assault on his Rd. in Attica Twp.

printing
With the change in technolo- (100 block Seventh St.) girlfriend as well as mali- •welfare check at east-

SPEEDY
gy comes improvement in the •Multiple Traffic Stops cious destruction of proper- bound I-69 and Graham Rd.
cycle time for your project. throughout the day ty. Officer Hagar made the in Imlay Twp.
Turnaround What used to require a week
July 3 arrest. •fireworks complaint at

needs
can now be done in a couple
of business days. •10:24 Citizen Assist July 1 Weyer and Fairgrounds
(2000 block S. Cedar St.) •14:14 hours An officer roads in Imlay Twp.
•11:00 Citizen Assist was dispatched the 3700 July 7
(500 block S. Almont Ave.) block of Van Dyke Rd. to •assist motorist at Lake
SPECIAL
covered.
We have award-winning de- •11:44 Funeral Escort investigate a stolen utility Pleasant and Bowers roads
signers on staff to help with
Designs your custom design and lay- (200 block Main St.) trailer. The caller advised in Attica Twp.
out needs. •12:11 Larceny (1900 that the trailer has been •suspicious circum-
block Hickory Ln.) missing for several weeks. stances at Lake George and
With the addition of our digital press we can now service all your full-color jobs quickly and •12:36 Motorist Assist No suspect information was Bowers roads in Attica Twp.
economically! With over 25 years of commercial and small job printing in the area, we have (Newark Rd./S. Cedar St.) available at the time of the •assist other law
put ourselves in position to cover all your needs large or small. No matter how complex, •14:56 Family Dispute report. Officer Szymanski enforcement in the 3000
Page One Printing has the experience and now the technology to get the job done. (400 block Dan Dr.) took the report. block of Chestnut Lane in
•16:52 Threats Dryden
We specialize in offset and digital printing of all types. We offer promotional materials, busi- Complaint (2000 block S. In Lapeer •noise complaint in the
ness cards, stationery, invitations, carbonless forms, posters, custom design, custom busi- Almont Ave.) County: 1000 block of Lake George
ness forms and much more. We pride ourselves on making sure your order is completed •17:33 Threats Complaints handled by Rd. in Attica Twp.
correctly and when you need it. We treat every order with a personal touch. Complaint (2000 block S. the Lapeer County Sheriff’s •lost property in the 300
Almont Ave.) Department, in addition to block of St. Clair St. in
Give us a try on your next digital job. We know you will be pleased and we know you’ll like •18:19 Medical Assist traffic stops: Almont
our prices. (200 block Weston St.) July 1 •personal injury traffic
•21:09 Suspicious •suspicious circum- crash in the 1000 block of
Circumstance (200 block stances in the 4000 block of Cedar St. in Imlay City
W. Capac Rd.) Bowers Rd. in Arcadia Twp. •disorderly conduct in
•Multiple Traffic Stops •assist other law the 1000 block of Cedar St.
throughout the day enforcement in the 500 in Imlay City
July 4 block of Townsend Dr. in •assault and battery in
•04:49 Medical Assist Imlay City the 500 block of Fourth St.
(200 block Weston St.) July 2 in Imlay City
•07:47 Suspicious •sick care for medical in •damage to property in
Vehicle (S. Almont Ave./ the 3000 block of Lake the 4000 block of Newark
Stoldt Ave.) Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp. Rd. in Attica Twp.

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•18:29 Domestic •property damage traf- •misdemeanor arrest
Dispute (2000 block S. fic crash in the 6000 block warrant at Imlay City and
Almont Ave.) of Weyer Rd. in Imlay Twp. Pennell roads in Imlay Twp.
BEST PRINTING. BEST PRICE. •19:27 Fireworks •welfare check at Lake •fireworks complaint at
594 N. Almont Ave. • Imlay City Complaint (Main St./E. George Rd. and Winslow Armstrong and Van Dyke
810.724.0254 • rita@pageone-inc.com Third St.) Rd. in Attica Twp. roads in Goodland Twp.
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Opinion Page
www.tricitytimes-online.com

Our Opinion Letters to the Editor

Four County, community Celebrate 100 years of Farm Bureau


keep program going strong The St. Clair County
Farmers Federation was
originally established in

S ince 2008, the Food for Families pro-


gram at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church has
kept thousands of area residents from
March 1913. The group’s
goal in organizing was to
employ a county agricul-
tural agent. Some of the
going hungry. group’s first officers were
Literally, the all-volunteer program has Albert Tosch of Mussey
dished out tens of thousands of meals. Township, A.E. Stevenson
Week-in-and-week-out, Food for Families of Port Huron, J.J. Norman
volunteers have prepared and served of Grant Township and
Robert Allington of China
wholesome, healthy dinners during hours Township.
of operation each Monday and Wednesday In the early days, the
from 4-5:30 p.m. federation concentrated
It’s a community effort, they all agree, their efforts on tile drain-

File photo
to help fill a need in the very community ing, livestock disease eradi-
that supports the program. As does the cation, farm labor and
improvement of “farm
Four County Community Foundation, a home living” by helping to
For the last 10 years, St. Clair County Farm Bureau has educated fourth
valued and valuable asset in the Tri-City graders from across the county through their Project Rural Education
install 18 septic tanks on
area. Once again, Four County came Day. The organization invites the public to help them celebrate their
farm premises.
100th anniversary on July 18 at the St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair.
through with a generous grant to keep the In 1918, during World
doors of the kitchen and food pantry open War I, the group worked China, Memphis, Brockway Youth Fair, donates ag- Centennial Celebration at
throughout the summer months. closely with the district and Port Huron. accurate books to the St. the St. Clair County 4-H
draft board to process agri- In June 1919, the fed- Clair County Library and Youth Fair on Thursday,
Food for Families co-coordinator Wes cultural claims for defer- eration was formally reor- System, and supports local July 18. Starting at 7 p.m.,
Davis says the program serves people from ment. The group also made ganized as St. Clair County food pantries. guests can enjoy free
all walks of life, of all ages and varying contact with employment Farm Bureau. For nearly a decade, refreshments, games and
beliefs and lifestyles. Many are senior citi- offices in Detroit when In the ensuing years, a our volunteers under the activities for kids, histori-
zens; some are homeless, others are fami- farm labor shortages Woman’s Program of Work direction of our Promotion cal displays and much
lies trying hard to make ends meet. St. became apparent and group was created and they and Education Committee more. The Centennial event
helped coordinate the coordinated many farm have coordinated Project will take place in the
Paul’s also participates in the Mass placement of 126 people on tours. Over the years their RED (Rural Education Entertainment Tent adja-
Feeding through the Eastern Michigan St. Clair County farms. guests included the Kiwanis Day) when we welcome cent to the Community
Food Bank. On the third Saturday of each That year, the organization Club, Representative David hundreds of fourth grade Building on the south side
month, St. Paul’s volunteers box up dozens also took action to supply Bonior, WJR radio station students from across the of the fairgrounds. There is
of cases of food and distribute them to farmers with seed during staff and Wayne County county to the Goodells an admission fee to enter
waiting families. Though distribution short supplies. They 4-H members. County Park to learn about the fair but our Centennial
secured railcars of both At present, St. Clair the diversity of agriculture event is free of charge.
begins at noon, people begin lining up in wheat and corn seed and
the church parking lot at 9 a.m. County Farm Bureau in St. Clair County and For more information,
distributed them through- remains active in the com- across Michigan. find St. Clair County Farm
Food for Families volunteers are always out the county. Also in munity. Every year, the In honor of this special Bureau on Facebook.
grateful for the community support that 1918, the federation orga- organization purchases milestone, St. Clair County —St. Clair County Farm
continues to fuel their efforts to feed the nized Cooperative project animals at the St. Farm Bureau invites the Bureau Board of
hungry locally. Along with offering deli- Marketing Associations in Clair County 4-H and community to a special Directors
cious, home-cooked meals, the program

Duty is to citizens of U.S.A. only


gives visitors the opportunity to “shop”
from their food pantry, which is stocked
via donations from church members and
the community as a whole. Four County
grants also help keep the pantry shelves Editor’s note: The fol- such persons and tolerating tions. My feeling sorry for in the country until their
full. lowing was submitted by their illegal entry into our them doesn’t morph into a claim is processed.
As always, the grateful program volun- Imlay City resident and country are two entirely duty to assist them or to Anyone who thinks that
teers welcome donations of money, non- attorney John Lengemann. different things. permit them to enter and these hundreds of thou-
perishable food items and/or produce to Lengemann has been Ms. Brown writes “As live in this country. sands of people just woke
active in both civic and a nation we must do better Crossing the border to up one morning and decid-
keep the program going strong. For infor- municipal groups. to assist these people, seek asylum is not legal. ed to take a thousand mile
mation to donate non-perishable food items
and/or produce for the Food for Families
program or to make a monetary donation,
I think your columnist,
Maria Brown, while well
meaning is misguided in
especially the children.”
Why? What duty do I or
any other citizen of this
Crossing the border with-
out consent for non-citi-
zens is illegal. Asking for
or more trek from their
country to the United
States and bring their chil-
call the church at 810-724-1200. One- her column ‘Connecting country have to those per- asylum is legal. But, Ms. dren with them without
hundred-percent of every monetary dona- the dots…’ Any person sons; adults or children? I Brown ignores the reality being funded by some
with an ounce of compas- have none. My duty, such that in excess of 80% of organization and recruited
tion goes directly to the Food for Families sion feels sorry for those as it is, is to the citizens of those who ask for asylum to so do, likely also
program. persons in other nations this country and to those do not have a legally tena- believes in the tooth fairy.
If you’re in need of assistance through who are subject to all sorts we grant permission to ble claim and are denied Whether your colum-
the Food for Families program, the kitchen of conditions that are terri- enter and live in our coun- asylum. Seeking asylum, nist knows it or not the
is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from ble at best. It is also per- try. Any assistance to oth- for the most part, is a sham separation of children from
4-5:30 p.m. St. Paul’s is located at 200 N. fectly understandable that ers is purely charity which and open border advocates parents at the borders that
such people would wish to I may, or may not, choose and lawyers teach migrants she bemoans is in strict
Cedar St., Imlay City, MI 48444. escape those conditions. to act upon depending the “magic words” to utter
But, having empathy for upon my moral convic- so as to be allowed to stay Citizens page 9

This ‘moment’ seemed a lifetime


W ell, now that the cat
it out of the bag—or
perhaps more appropriately
power grids, vital services,
etc. etc.
would
hunting supplies, and to
find or create an alternative
source of water and elec-
and emergency service pro-
viders, computer program-
mers, bankers, and the like.
almost out of the office crash and tricity. Books were written It didn’t matter how many
what with last week’s life as we offering survival tips and seminars aimed at quelling
retirement announcement knew it dark predictions of the the rampant fears I attend-
and whatnot, I’m going to would chaos that would ensue ed and wrote about. People
start taking a look back at come to a come January 1, 2000. were having none of it. The
some of the more memora- grinding In all of my years on perceived scenario fit some
ble moments I’ve had here halt, and the planet I had never sort of narrative that chaos
at the paper. Observations in ink... anarchy encountered such massive and calamity and turmoil
This particular memo- would distrust; such major belief would devolve our country,
ry, though, felt more like a Catherine Minolli ensue. in something that was our community, our
lifetime, not what I’d call a During again and again debunked humanity, into the depths
“memorable moment.” much of 1999, I wrote by computer experts, gov- of a dog-eat-dog, every-
I’m talking about Y2K numerous stories featuring ernment officials, energy man-for-himself existence.
and the crazy, conspiracy- interviews with representa- It was disheartening. And
theory fueled year that pre- tives from Detroit Edison, exhausting
ceded it. Consumers Power, the Still, I found myself
For those of you fortu- Michigan State Police, etc. getting a bit swept up into
Scan

nate enough to have detailing the reasons why it, too. Talk about cognitive
blocked it out and/or this theory was off base. It. dissonance! As much as I Article on the Y2K situation that appeared on
weren’t cognizant and/or Did. Not. Matter. believed the experts who the front page of the December 29, 1999 issue
not yet born, Y2K was the A whole cottage indus- offered numerous assuranc- of Tri-City Times. This was the culmination of a
nickname given to a so- try of businesses cropped es and much evidence that year’s worth of Y2K articles.
called “computer bug,” up, fueled by the anarchy everything would be just
which was a programming claims. “Entrepreneurs” fine as the new millennium it was) at my sister’s Royal chaos. Just another turn of
method to save space. came out in droves, hawk- dawned, the disbelief of the Oak home, when midnight the globe on another cold
Years, like 2019, were ing everything from wood majority of vocal people struck I will admit the first January day in the Great
expressed with two digits, stoves to dehydrated food. around me pulled me in thing I did was rush to her Lakes state. And another
rather than four. So These people set up shop at Name tag (slightly mis- just a bit. What if I was kitchen sink to turn the whole year, which obvious-
throughout the year of meetings and conventions spelled) from a DTE just “naive” and “too trust- faucet on. Like it did every ly morphed into 20, to fight
1999, people worried, centered around the per- seminar ‘Straight Talk ing,” something I’d been other time I turned the han- the human—but not very
buzzed and brewed that ceived Y2K disaster. about Y2K’ (above) and told over and over again dle, crystal clear Detroit kind—urge to say “told
somehow the year 2000 People were advised to sell (below) just one of like it was some sort of water came gushing out. you so...”
(Y2K) would be interpret- stocks and invest in gov- many business cards disease? There was no anarchy, Email Catherine at
ed as 1900 or some such ernment bonds, to hoard from Y2K ‘entrepre- So, while partying no government takeover, cminolli@pageone-inc.
and all computer systems, food, household items and neur.’ “like it was 1999” (because no social disorder, no mass com.
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Defining what is a ‘fulfilling life’


I find myself thinking of
my grandmother these
days up in Midland, in her
reflect on my old grade
school classmates. When I
go on Facebook, I’ll occa-
exchange
for seek-
ing out
life. Personal projects,
marriage, family, home
ownership, success: priori-
pursue.
My local friends here
in Vietnam muse about
Then there’s the fact of
how subjective these mark-
ers of achievement really
little house that she’s sionally pull up their pro- and har- ties differ. how they wish they could are to circumstance.
always lived in since I was files with their smiling vesting We create this frame- travel and enjoy that unte- I don’t pin my happi-
born. faces, embracing their golden work for ourselves, too. Or thered sense of freedom ness to the goal of becom-
At 88, I think she can spouses and children. fields of else we adopt it from soci- that I do, but their culture ing a billionaire because I
proudly say that she’s lived Many of them still live in experi- ety or someone we know is against them in that don’t see it in my cards.
her life the best that she
could. She raised eight
the area.
They’ve all achieved
From the Other Side...
ences.
These,
and merely sign off on it.
But how we choose to
respect. The traditional
Asian attitude has long
It’s highly improbably for
me, although for some peo-
children, including my
father, as a single mother,
the American Dream, if not
fully then at least in part.
Andrew Wernettewe
believe,
measure the fulfillment of
our lives is ultimately up to
been that one always sticks
close to and supports the
ple it is within reach.
Similarly, I think about
and every one of her kids I can’t help but ponder create the us, which opens up inter- family, no matter what. many people I’ve encoun-
became successful in life. about how different a path true foundation of a life esting questions regarding Living off savings after tered in the world—such as
I feel like the same can be I have chosen from all of well lived. what one actually needs to one retires is a mere dream the old, crippled, poor
said for my parents as well. them up to this point: a Are we wrong? Are we feel content, or what con- for many, so parents bank folks here in Vietnam who
They raised all three of man sailing abroad on the setting ourselves up to fail? tentment truly is. on the presumption that wander the streets in baggy
their children so that every- wind of adventure, grasp- While traveling, I’ve real- This difference espe- their children will care for clothes, trying to sell trin-
one is thriving and pursu- ing for the next destination, ized how the definition of cially strikes me when I them when they are older. kets to passersby—and it
ing their dreams (even if the next experience. No “life fulfillment” varies come across people who In other words, you chills me when I consider
that means venturing as far roots, so to speak. widely between individu- claim no interest in travel- fulfill your “life duty” by how they probably cannot
as Vietnam, for one of But that is my choice. I als, cultures, ages and gen- ing. “How could you not looking after your kin. Step even afford to dream of
them). Now they live hap- understand that many in erations. That internal desire to spend your short away from that, and you things that you and I plan
pily in retirement, their my age group and culture checklist we use to judge life trying to see it all?” I are considered an ungrate- for in our lives without
mortgage paid off, without are (for now) foregoing the whether we’re on the right want to ask them, but ful and selfish child. Not thinking. I get a sense of
any worries. opportunity to build a track is different for every- don’t. They’ve chosen something that one likes the absolute, crushing wall
Sometimes I also steady, secure career in one at different points in other long-term goals to weighing on their con- that must exist in their
science. minds between them and
This focus toward the any serious thoughts of one

The scent of
family is also true in other day owning a nice house
conservative societies that with a lawn, going any-
I’ve passed through, where where far and having a sta-
gender roles are a lot more ble life.
rigid, too. I imagine people It makes me again

strawberries
also do feel a genuine wonder what a fulfilling
sense of contentment from life exactly is.
taking on these socially Email Andrew at
assigned responsibilities. at.wernette@gmail.com.

S omeone brought straw- daughters to Blake’s Cider


Photo by Iris Lee Underwood

berries Monday night to Mill in Armada. We picked


writing group. Fresh.
Local. The real Michigan
apples, gobbled up donuts,
and washed them down
Citizens:
deal. Their scent gave them
away.
with cider.
Mom visited from Duty to one’s country
Here I thought I’d Kentucky to teach me how from page 8
missed strawberry season. to make applesauce. These
Hope for strawberry rhu- intimate events leave a Beautiful fresh strawberries await transforma- compliance with the law. enter the United States at
barb pie, strawberry short- lifelong impression on a tion into pie. Please don’t tell me that it will and be the beneficiary
cake, and strawberry sun- woman’s heart and mind.
daes leapt from my lips. Twenty-some years later, I I carried eight quarts of is believable that men and of all of the rights of a citi-
“Who brought the straw- had the pleasure to inter- ripe, juicy, delicious fruit women of the Border zen, then we have no com-
berries?” view the Blake twins, Peter to the cashier. While I Patrol or ICE are “ripping mon ground to work from
“I did,” Debbi said. and Paul, for a newspaper waited for her to package nursing infants from the to reach a solution.
“Where did you find profile. Two of thirteen two cookies, I tasted a breast of their mothers” or Nothing is being done
them?” children, their parents berry. Two. Three. similar kinds of things to resolve this issue which,
“Blake’s.” founded the orchard in You awaken your natu- because they get some per- despite the media and
“The Almont loca- 1946, the year my husband ral senses when you stroll verse pleasure in so doing Democrats’ cries to the
tion?” was born. through an open-air farm- or they are “racists;” the contrary, is a major crisis.
“Yes. I just love that Blake’s Johnny ers market. Grounded to knee-jerk accusation of the There are, in my view,
place.” Appleseed logo personifies the turned earth with the left. Separation is required three reasons for this:
Next their mission, longevity, sun above, the colors, tex- Finished product by existing law and gov- •Increasing the num-
morning, and history as growers. tures, and shapes of food savored by author and ernment agents are sworn bers of population in
I drove Their farm model and ask you to pause and her husband. to follow the law. Democratic states and cit-
5.3 miles commitment to serving admire the architecture and I’d be curious to know ies means more federal
to families good food and a personality of a Vidalia strawberries?” my husband the source of Ms. Brown’s dollars flowing to those
Blake’s happy adventure influ- onion and green bean. asked. information that children jurisdictions as so many
and enced my interest to devel- Standing close to the I vacillated with a are being deprived of federal hand-out programs
couldn’t op a small lavender farm. source of our nourishment mouthful of magic. Did I toothbrushes or diapers. A are based upon the popula-
believe This led to growing fruits on a remarkable July day dare spoil the moment and
how Honest Living... and vegetables. evokes a sense of well- remind him that growing
recent visit to two deten-
tion centers by leaders of a
tion numbers.
•Those population
they’ve It’s exciting for a per- being. This romance with strawberries is labor inten-
expanded Iris Lee Underwood son who grows lettuces food buoys you through sive like lavender?
religious group of Mexican
Americans found just the
numbers also determine
how many members of
their and loves to cook and bake the task of washing, hull- Dear Reader, we con-
operation. to walk into an establish- ing, slicing, and freezing sumed our dessert in abso- opposite. The basic neces- congress are allocated to
A large room with displays ment that sells blackberry berries. lute bliss. Thanks to Debbi, sities were being provided each state. The higher pop-
of garden structures caught vinaigrette and farm-made I felt the tingle of ful- I’ve stowed away several despite the dishonest rant- ulation a state has the
my eye. I’m a sucker for pies and cookies. Oatmeal fillment when I ladled quarts in the freezer for ings of Representative more members of con-
beautiful horticultural raisin an inch thick! sliced, sweetened strawber- repeat performances. Cortez to the contrary. It is gress. A blue state like
enhancements. But first, my nose ries over scoops of laven- No, we didn’t miss straw- true that foil blankets are California will increase its
As summer is prone to found the strawberries. der lemon ice cream. The berry season. The scent of used and there is a reason. number of congresspersons
behave on a fair day, nos- What a gastronomical feast flavors were worth every strawberry jam lingers in These blankets were by encouraging illegal
talgia struck. I remembered hovering over flats filled to penny and minute in the the kitchen. derived from NASA tech- immigration populations to
the drive from our Detroit the brim. Endless possibili- kitchen. Email Iris at nology and are “space settle there.
home with our three ties! “Why don’t we grow irisleeu@sbcglobal.net. blankets” or “solar blan- •Republican business
kets” that keep the body owners and the Chamber

Getting a grip on things


warm during cold tempera- of Commerce like the low
tures and reflect the heat to wages they can pay illegal
keep the body cool during immigrants as opposed to
hot temperatures. They are the higher wages they
not huge sheets of would have to pay U.S.

W e live in Michigan,
surrounded by “the
Great Lakes.” Four of the
have dif-
ficulty
shoveling
in a new direction. That is
how we keep going. It is
through our elections that
helpful. We become when
we “get a grip on things.”
We do not become when
Reynold’s Wrap as one
might reasonably conclude
from Ms. Brown’s column.
citizens. This can be clear-
ly seen by the push to
increase the number of
five Great Lakes have snow or we are able to get and we hide and withdraw. We The directive Ms. Visas granted to citizens of
shoreline in Michigan. holding a maintain a grip on things. become when we try to get Brown set forth that the other countries to come
It is a busy and beautiful hammer, Difficult as our elections somewhere. Federal officials need to here and take jobs our col-
place to live. We live in and the are, without them, we Since thumbs are follow the law I agree lege graduates could easily
“the Thumb area,” in the
southeast corner of the state
elderly
would Crawford’s Commentary.. would probably “crash and
burn.” Therefore, we march
important, even essential,
we can take pride in living
with. What disappoints me
is that she fails to under-
fill but at a higher wage.
So, we have an unholy
between Saginaw Bay and
the Ohio state line.
have a
terrible Aubrey Crawford boldly into each new elec-
tion. We will discuss, argue
in “the Thumb area of
Michigan.” We help others
stand that is exactly what
is being done and she
alliance between
Democrats and
“The Thumb area” is time with and fight but our system “get a grip on things.” We doesn’t like it so she sug- Republicans to fight like
beautiful, gently rolling their canes. Without will prevail and we will are essential in the vital gests they follow the law hell publicly while quietly
farmland—a most wonder- thumbs we would be keep on keeping on task of getting a grip on but in a different direction. agreeing behind the scenes
ful place to live. We are unable to get much of a because we have a “grip on things so that we may get One that is contrary to the to preserve the status quo.
somewhat apart from the grip on anything and our things.” somewhere. We welcome law. All the while the everyday
rest of Michigan— “We are civilization would soon fall We walk in a proud tra- ventures into strange and The illegal immigra- folks in the U.S. take it on
the Thumb!” We are impor- apart. dition. We are probably unknown known places. tion issue is a complex the chin in the form of
tant, because “the Thumb” Therefore, we should better than any other coun- The journey, yours and one. To reach an agree- paying taxes for hand-outs
enables us to “get a grip on smile and be proud when try in understanding who mine, will continue. Our ment there must be some to illegals and losing jobs
things.” we remember that we live and where we are, and how destination and the route we common starting point. To that are being filled by
Without a thumb we in Michigan’s Thumb. We to get a grip on things so choose we believe will take me that point is that the illegals at low wages.
could not eat soup, hold a are at the very heart, we are that we can continue to live us there. Whether we travel United States has an abso- While a superficial
razor and shave, we could the very soul of civilization well as we search for free- certain that we know where lute right and duty to con- approach of empathy for
not button our shirt. We for we live in “the Thumb” dom. We need each other, we are going or whether we trol its borders and non- illegal immigrants may
could not tie our shoes, and of Michigan. We are the need to appreciate and proceed and faith is up to citizens cannot enter with- make one feel warm, fuzzy
we could not easily shake part of Michigan that understand each other, us, but we are en route, out permission. If that is and reaffirm a belief that
hands with others. Without enables our great state to because in our differences ever seeking to persevere our starting point then we you are a righteous person,
a thumb women would help the nation get and we come to a greater appre- even in uncertainty. can work out the details of it ignores the very real
have a terrible time in the maintain “a grip on things.” ciation and understanding Life goes on, and we go admission and what to do problems associated with
kitchen, and unhappy chil- We face an important of who we truly are. with it, confident even in with those who are already maintaining secure borders
dren would have to suck time. An election year is We do not become unit- uncertainty, when “we have in the country illegally. and implies a duty that
their fingers. Teenagers approaching and soon we ed in anger and despair, we a grip on things.” We live But, if my starting point is doesn’t exist. One might
would have difficulty will elect a new president. do not become in confu- in “the Thumb.” We know our right to control our ask the legitimate question
“thumbing a ride” or grip- We know how to do this sion; we become in hope the importance of “getting a borders and someone of those in the caravans
ping and illegal bottle of for we have had more than and understanding, we grip on things.” else’s starting point is “Why don’t you stay in
beer. 40 such elections. Yet each become in pursuit of a Email Aubrey at every person in the world your home country and
The middle-aged would of them pushed the nation plan, or in efforts to be tct@pageone-inc.com. has an absolute right to make it better?”
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space Monday and Thursday eve- Administration Conference Capac Pharmacy is teaming
constraints announcements
will be posted one week in Free Meals, Food nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call
810-441-0322 for more info.
Support Groups Room. For time and more
info, call 800-635-7490 or
with Support Million Hearts
by offering in-pharmacy
advance of the event. Notices Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) visit www.marletteregional- blood pressure screenings,
must be received in writing by First Congregational Orchards’ Cupboard Food hospital.org. 136 North Main St. in Capac,
Church, United Church of Pantry is open the 3rd meetings are held every
noon Monday prior to the Saturday at 10 a.m. at West Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
publication date. Christ, of Imlay City oper- Saturday of every month 9 TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- Everyone is invited to come
ates a Food Pantry every a.m.-noon. Food distributed Berlin United Methodist loss group meets Tuesday
Church, Allenton. and have their blood pres-
Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce nights at the Hunter’s Creek
For Senior Citizens p.m. The pantry is open to Twp., 586-336-4673. www. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Mobile Home Park Club
sure read for free.

Events
people needing food assis- orchardsonline.org. meetings are held every House, 725 DeMille Rd. in
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from tance who live in the Imlay Monday night at 8 p.m. at St. Lapeer. Weigh-in from
City School District. Located 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from
9-10 a.m. at First
Congregational Church in at 275 Bancroft in Imlay Museums Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Imlay City. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info Families Against Narcotics is
featuring Almont Police
Almont. Practice led by Dina City. For more information, call 810-667-0999.
including how to donate food The Almont Community Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Officer Amanda Manning
Miramonti, RYT. who will talk on “The
Imlay City Senior Center
or money to support the food
pantry, please call the church
Historical Society Museum is
open Saturdays from 1-4
and Al-Anon meetings are
held every Wednesday night Fundraisers Dangers of Vaping” on Thur.,
July 11 at 7 p.m. at St.
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 at (810) 724-6207 or visit p.m. Please stop by and learn at 8 p.m. at the Capac United
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. www.fccuccimlay.org. about your community. Methodist Church, Capac, Woman’s Life Chapter 855’s Matthew’s Anglican Church,
MI. Bottle & Can Drive contin- 220 W. Nepessing St., in
Society meetings are held at
Council on Aging St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ues all year round. Funds downtown Lapeer. For info
the museum on the second
Membership is open to indi- ‘Food for Families’ kitchen is Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 support those in need as we call 810-728-2011 or visit
Monday of the month at 7
viduals 18 and older. The open to the public for free, p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center, continue to fight hunger and Lapeer@familiesagainstnar-
Capac Senior Center is open p.m. For more info call 810-
hot meals every Monday and Lamb Steele building on homelessness in our commu- cotics.org.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week- 796-3355.
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. Third St. New series starts nity. Call 810-392-5136 for a
days. We offer a variety of Aug. 6. For info or to register Heritage Church Block
The Capac Historical Society drop off point, or pick up
activities such as fitness and This Heart Loves Food call Tracy at 810-724-6030 or Party in Imlay City after the
Pantry is open Tuesdays 10 is open to visitors daily from service for a large donation. 9:30 service. Sun., July 14, 11
craft classes, a book review 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Ginger at 810-724-5772.
group, cards and bus trips. a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursdays 3-7 Make a difference today by a.m. - 2 p.m. Free food,
p.m. and the 2nd Saturday of Sundays. Call 810-395-2859 Lapeer Area Citizens Against donating! inflatables, bacon tent, corn-
For info, call Lori at 395- for more info.
7889. each month from 9 a.m. - 12 Domestic Assault meets 1-3 hole tournament, raffles
p.m. at Gateway Assembly p.m. every Wednesday in the The Imlay City Christian throughout the event and
The Dryden Historical School has discount cards
Almont and Dryden area Church, 2796 S. Van Dyke Society’s depot museum will Lapeer Court House for per- more. The whole community
senior citizens meet the 2nd Rd., Imlay City. 810-724- sonal protection order clinic. available for sale. Proceeds is welcome to this free event!
be temporarily closed due to benefit the school’s athletic,
Tuesday of the month at 12 8110. road and sidewalk construc- For info 810-246-0632. *Food truck on site for spe-
p.m. at the Almont Lions music and PE programs. For cialized purchases.
The Attica United Methodist tion. Watch for info regard- 10A Friday AFG Family more information call Imlay
Hall, 222 Water St., for a ing the reopening of the
potluck and program. Call Church will be holding a free Groups meeting. Imlay City City Christian School, Mon.- Zumba Gold. Combines
community meal on the 2nd museum. FOC Lutheran Church, 7191 Fri. 8-4, 810-724-5695. dance steps with a low
798-8210 for more info.
and 4th Tuesday of each The Imlay City Historical Imlay City Rd, Imlay City. impact routine. Bring water
Adults 55 and over are invit-
ed to Berlin Twp. Senior
month from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
For more info please call
Museum is open Saturdays
from 1-4 p.m. for the 2019
Contact Ginger Miller at
810-724-5772 for more infor- Craft Shows/Bazaars and a face towel. Every
Monday and Wednesday
Center to play cards from
noon-3 p.m. every other
810-724-0690 or visit www.
atticaumc.org.
season. mation. Rummage Sales 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Washington
Parks and Rec Center,
Thursday. Bring a sack Romeo Washington Parks
lunch, beverages provided. The Attica Food Bank at the
Attica United Methodist
Youth Events and Rec. One on one grief
counseling provided at both
Vendors are being sought for
the Sacred Heart Columbus
57880 Van Dyke, Washington
Twp. Fee charged. Call 586-
Senior chair exercise on Day Craft Bazaar. Sat., Oct. 752-6543 for info.
Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. Potluck Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is Vacation Bible School. Aug. Romeo and Washington
12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 700 Maple
luncheons will be served the open from 2-4 p.m. the sec- 5-8. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Family of Centers. By appointment Sculpt, Flex and Stretch.
Vista, Imlay City. For an
4th Tuesday of every month ond and fourth Monday of Christ Lutheran Church, only, please call to set up Beneficial weight training.
your appointment today 586- application email jacquemk- Every Monday, Wednesday
at noon. For info, call 810- the month. Proof of residen- 7191 Imlay City Rd. All ages
752-6543. Free of charge. ing@gmail.com. and Friday. Washington
395-4518. cy and need required. welcome. Theme is Warriors
for God. No cost and lunch is Crafters/Vendors Wanted! Parks and Rec Center ,
Dinner and card playing, The Capac Community Food included. FOR WIDOWED MEN & 57880 Van Dyke, Washington
50/50 raffle and prizes of WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- 2019 Fall Craft Show at St.
Pantry, 112 S. Main Street, is Twp. Call 586-752-6543 for
high and low for each table Friendship. Join us every Nicholas Catholic Church on
open each Wednesday from Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. times and prices.
every 3rd Monday at the 3rd Tuesday of each month Sat., Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. - 3
1-3 p.m. Please call LOVE, This is a FREE workshop for
Washington Senior Center, INC. at 810-245-2414 in 3-5 year olds & parents/care- from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at p.m. 4331 Capac Rd., Capac
57880 Van Dyke, Washington
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8
advance to ensure your food givers! Enjoy fun projects Cavis Pioneer Restaurant,
5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball
Eight foot table at $25 each.
Call 810-395-7532 or 810-
Other
voucher will be received that will develop your child’s
p.m. For info, call 586-752- before you stop in to shop. skills and prepare them for Twp. 48074. No RSVP neces- 310-0187 to register.
Free tutor training for peo-
6543. Any questions, please call school! Children also enjoy a sary. For more info call
Medical Care
ple who would like to help
Joyce Kaufman at 810-395- snack, story time, and a free Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. others in our community
Swing Dance Lessons at the This activity is sponsored by
Port Huron Senior Center, 7532. book! Call the Family improve English skills.
Literacy Center today to Widowed Friends, a peer Lapeer County Health Volunteer basis. Please call
600 Grand Avenue, Port The Capac Kitchen serves support group www.wid-
reserve your seat at 810-664- Department, 1800 Imlay for orientation before train-
Huron, every Tues. from free meals every Tuesday owedfriends.org.
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and 2737 and for more info on City Rd., Lapeer - Regular ing at 810-664-2737.
from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion dates and times. Immunization Clinic Hours:
3rd Thurs. of the month United Methodist Church. Widowed Friends invites all Volunteer for the Habitat for
from 7:30-9 p.m. with (held in 2nd floor clinic area)
Play groups available. Free 6 widowed to join us for break- Humanity of Lapeer County
instructors Lyle Malaski & Free meals for people in need fast and friendship in a safe Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.;
week sessions. At these FREE By Appointment Only, at the office. Interested par-
Kristina Morton. For info, are offered at the North 90-minute playgroups, chil- setting every 2nd and 4th ties can call 810-664-7111
call 810-984-5061. Branch Senior Center on Monday of the month at 9 Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30
dren will participate in sto- a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays and speak to Carolyn,
rytime, developmentally a.m. at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot in Cheryl or Pete at 810-660-
Marysville. For more info, 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vaccine
appropriate games and is now available. For addi- 7823.
crafts, learn new skills, and call Julie at 810-388-0868.
tional info, to check if we
enjoy a snack and social time
with other children. Parents
For those that have experi-
enced the death of a loved
accept your insurance, or to
schedule an appointment Club News
will have the chance to talk one, a support group is avail- please call 810-667-0448.
to other adults with same- able facilitated by a trained Veterans of Foreign Wars
age children. Register now United Hospice Service Free hearing and vision (VFW) of Imlay City, Post
for the next session! (UHS) bereavement volun- screens for children of pre- 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
Numerous locations and teer. Marlette Regional school age are available at (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
dates available. For more Hospital, 2770 Main Street the Lapeer County Health Veterans Meetings 2nd
info and to sign up call the in Marlette, hosts this sup- Department. To schedule an Thursday, every other
Family Literacy Center at port group the 1st Tuesday appointment please call 810- month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings
810-664-2737. of each month in the 667-0448 or 810-245-5549. 1st Thursday every month, 7
p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st
Saturday of every month, 10

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

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

METHODIST
810-796-3951 post is located at 212 E.
200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
www.lutheransonline.com/holyred Third Street. Contact them
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 2720 Winslow Road at 810-724-1450 or ameri-
8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 9:30 am - WORSHIP Imlay City, MI 48444 canlegionpost135@frontier.

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

Community to 75 booths inside and out-


Pastor: Rev. Noel Cornelio
Saturday Mass (810) 395-7557
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 4:00 pm - St. Nicholas • 6:00 pm - Sacred Heart side selling a huge variety of
5394 Main Street - Dryden
Church 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City 
(Across from the Library) Sunday Masses
9:00 am - Sacred Heart • 11:00 am - St. Nicholas items to the public. The
www.imlayumc.org Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
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. 425 County Center Street.
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth Tuesday at St. Nicholas at 8:30 am
Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 10 am 
Nursery Available
First Thursdays at St. Nicholas at 7 pm Imlay City, MI 48444 Wednesday Family Night - 6:30 p.m. This long-running commu-
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
First Fridays at Sacred Heart at 7 pm Supervised child care during all services nity event is sponsored by
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays
First Saturdays at Sacred Heart at 8 am
Confessions 810.724.1747 Sunday School The Lapeer Center, a
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
Worship Service: 10:00 am19
Saturdays 3 pm St. Nicholas • 5:30 pm Sacred Heart
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
First Saturdays at 7:30 am at Sacred Heart Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist
501(c)3 non-profit organiza-
810-724-0687 Staffed Nursery During Worship
19 19 Sundays at 5:30 pm before the Spanish Mass 19 19 19 tion for over 60 years. For
West Berlin Imlay City Family of First Congregational Church information on space rent-
als, call 810-347-7915. Low
Church of Christ Christ United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke
Lutheran Church - 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
rental prices on inside and
outside space. There is no
Imlay City, MI 48444 275 Bancroft - Imlay City
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service Missouri Synod 810-798-8855 admission charge. For gen-
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am 7191 Imlay City Road, Imlay City eral information on the Flea
Morning Worship 11:00am 810-724-6207 at 10:15 a.m.
Bible Study - 9:00 am Market, Lapeer Center
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Worship Time - 10:30 am fccic@5thandbancroft.com Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade room rentals and catering,
Children’s Church - 10:30 am Facebook: @FirstCongregationalUCC.ImlayCity
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Contemporary Service - Wednesdays 7:00 pm www.fccuccimlay.org Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm call 810-664-2109, email lap-
810-724-3306 SALT Program ~ Tues. & Thurs. 4-5:30pm eercenter@gmail.com or see
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Phone 810-724-2620 “No matter who you are or where you are Pre-School - 5th grade
www.LapeerCenter.org.
19 John Barker, Minister lutheranfamilyofchrist.org on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” Pastor William King
19 19 19 19
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Rural Lifestyles
Stay healthy when visiting fairs, exhibits with swine
TRI-CITY AREA — tact with swine at fairs and influenza and the seasonal risk of serious flu complica-
A fun summer tradition for
families is visiting county
exhibits. Since 2010, there
have been 466 confirmed
"All swine, even those that flu vaccine will not protect
against it; however, antivi-
tions and is planning to
attend a fair should avoid
and local fairs across
Michigan. Health experts at
cases reported nationally.
These infections and relat-
appear healthy, have the ral drugs, such
Oseltamivir and Zanamivir,
as pigs and swine barns.
•Avoid touching your
the Michigan Department
of Health and Human
ed hospitalizations have
mostly been among chil-
potential to carry are effective in treating it.
Early treatment works best
eyes, nose and mouth.
Germs spread this way.
Services (MDHHS) want
people to know about the
dren; however, all age
groups have been affected.
influenza virus." and may be especially
important for people with a
•Avoid contact with
pigs if you have flu-like
potential for swine at these
events to carry influenza
Spread of the virus from a
pig to a person is thought to
--Dr. Joneigh Khaldun high-risk condition.
Persons who become ill
symptoms.
•If you are sick, stay
viruses which can make happen in the same way with influenza-like illness home from work or school
people sick, and to take that human flu viruses thoroughly before and after Sometimes swine influ- after exposure to pigs until your illness is over.
some simple precautions. spread - mainly through being around swine protects enza causes severe disease should check with their •Avoid close contact
Swine influenza is a droplets when infected pigs both you and your family even in healthy people, doctor and ask about being with sick people.
respiratory disease in pigs cough and sneeze. In a few from the risk of influenza such as pneumonia which tested for influenza. High- •Cover your nose and
caused by type A influenza cases, a person infected by virus, and also helps keep may require hospitalization, risk persons should contact mouth with a tissue when
viruses that regularly circu- a pig has then spread the the swine healthy.” and in rare cases, death. their doctor as soon as pos- you cough or sneeze. Throw
late among swine. Swine virus to another person. Symptoms of swine Those at higher risk of sible. Also contact your the tissue in the trash after
influenza viruses do not People cannot get swine influenza in people are sim- developing complications local health department to you use it and wash your
usually infect humans, but influenza from eating prop- ilar to those of seasonal flu include children younger report the illness. hands.
human infections have been erly prepared pork or han- viruses and can include than five years of age, peo- Follow these simple •Wash your hands often
reported. dling pork products. fever, sore throat and respi- ple 65 years of age and steps to help stay safe with soap and water. If soap
When influenza viruses “All swine, even those ratory symptoms such as older, pregnant women and around swine: and water are not available,
spread from pigs to people that appear healthy, have cough and runny nose and people with certain chronic •Refrain from eating or use an alcohol-based hand
it is called a variant influ- the potential to carry influ- other symptoms such as health diseases, such as drinking in livestock barns sanitizer.
enza virus. In 2018, 17 peo- enza virus,” said Dr. body aches, vomiting or asthma, diabetes, heart dis- or show rings. For information about
ple from six states, includ- Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS diarrhea. The incubation ease, weakened immune •Do not take toys, paci- swine influenza in pigs,
ing three from Michigan, chief medical executive period is most commonly a systems and neurological fiers, cups, baby bottles, please contact the Michigan
were sickened by variant and chief deputy director few days but may be up to conditions. strollers or similar items Department of Agriculture
influenza viruses after hav- for health. 10 days. Illness may last a Currently, there is no into pig areas. and Rural Development at
ing direct or indirect con- “Washing your hands week or longer. human vaccine for swine •Anyone who is at high 800-292-3939.

African Swine Fever:


What you need to know
TRI-CITY AREA — Fever virus can be spread work with your veterinari-
African Swine Fever directly between animals an to determine the cause.
(ASF) is a highly conta- or indirectly on clothing, This article, written by
gious virus that affects footwear, vehicles, equip- Katie Ockert, was pub-
both wild and domestic ment, wildlife and in feed lished by Michigan State
pigs. It can cause high products. Additionally, University Extension. For
fever, red, blotchy skin or insects such as flies and more information, visit
skin lesions, diarrhea, ticks can spread the dis- http://www.msue.msu.edu.
vomiting, coughing, diffi- ease. The incubation peri- To have a digest of infor-
culty breathing and even od for the disease is five to mation delivered straight
death. Though it is terribly 21 days after direct contact to your email inbox, visit

MSU Extension photo
damaging to the swine with infected pigs, but can http://www.msue.msu.edu/
industry, African Swine be less than five days after newsletters. To contact an
Fever is not a risk to exposure to ticks. expert in your area, visit
human health and pork Additional signs may http://expert.msue.msu.
products are still safe to include piling, tiredness edu, or call 888-MSUE4MI
African Swine Fever has not been identified in the U.S. but producers
eat. and going off feed. (888-678-3464). and exhibitors are asked to remain diligent in biosecurity practices.
Recently, African To safeguard against
Swine Fever has been African Swine Fever and
identified in Africa, Russia other animal diseases, it is
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and the European Union, important that pork pro-
as well as all provinces in ducers and youth exhibi-
China. Neighboring Laos, tors remain diligent in
Mongolia and Vietnam their herd health observa-
have also reported African tion and biosecurity prac-
Swine Fever cases in their tices. Protect your project
herds. Though African or farm with these biose-
Swine Fever has not been curity best practices, con-
found in the United States, sider less pig movement,

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Announcements

Wellbridge earns Quality Award


WellBridge of Romeo demonstrated their dedica- Based on the core val- al performance and health the Silver award, Award.
has been recognized as a tion to improving quality ues and criteria of the care outcomes. WellBridge of Romeo can The awards will be
2019 Silver-Achievement of care for residents and Baldrige Performance “As a Silver Quality now advance in further presented during AHCA/
in Quality Award recipient patients in long term and Excellence Program, Award recipient, developing comprehensive NCAL’s 70th Convention
by the American Health post-acute care. AHCA/NCAL’s National WellBridge of Romeo is approaches that meet the & Expo in Orlando,
Care Association and “WellBridge of Romeo Quality Award Program, well on its way to progress criteria required for the Florida, October 13-16,
National Center for is committed to imple- established in 1996, chal- in their quality journey by Gold-Excellence in Quality 2019.
Assisted Living (AHCA/ menting processes that bet- lenges member providers continuing to achieve bet-

Deputy accredited for


NCAL). ter the lives of those we to achieve performance ter quality results,” said
The award is the sec- serve,” said Chris Pepera, excellence through three Alana Wolfe, Chair of the
ond of three distinctions Executive Director of progressive levels-Bronze, AHCA/NCAL National

crash reconstruction
possible through the WellBridge of Romeo. Silver, and Gold. At the Quality Award Board of
AHCA/NCAL National “We are proud to receive Silver level, members Overseers. “I commend
Quality Award Program, the Silver award and look develop and demonstrate them for this outstanding
which spotlights providers forward to continuing our effective approaches that achievement.”
across the nation that have efforts to improve quality.” help improve organization- As a 2019 recipient of ST. CLAIR COUNTY profession-
— A St. Clair County al associa-
Sheriff’s Deputy has t i o n s ,

Donnellon a West Point grad


become the first law ACTAR is
enforcement officer in St. in touch
Clair County to be award- with sever-
ed full accreditation as a al thousand
traffic accident reconstruc- practitio-
Cadet Timothy Patrick he concen- lieutenant in the U.S. Army each graduate is a commis- tionist. ners work-
Donnellon II, son of Tim trated his within the Army Aviation sioned leader of character Russ Nowiski, who Russ ing in the
and Amy Donnellon of studies in branch and will report to committed to the values of works in the Commercial Nowiski field of
Emmett, graduated from S p a c e Fort Rucker, Alabama, for Duty, Honor, Country and Motor Vehicle Unit, recent- m o t o r
the U.S. Military Academy Science. his first assignment. prepared for a career of ly passed a very intensive vehicle collision investiga-
on Saturday, May 25. He was The mission of the U.S. professional excellence and two portion test, conducted tion and reconstruction.”
Donnellon graduated commis- Military Academy is to service to the Nation as an by the Accreditation “We are very proud of
from Yale High School in sioned as a Timothy P. educate, train, and inspire officer in the United States Commission for Traffic Russ’s accomplishment,”
2015. While at West Point, s e c o n d Donnellon II the Corps of Cadets so that Army. Accident Reconstruction. said Sheriff Tim Donnellon.
Just being able to qualify “Not only is he the first

Grand Valley State Dean’s List


to take the test requires a to attain this certification
stringent background in St. Clair County, he is
check, which includes one of only 20 ACTAR
review of past accident certified investigators in
reconstruction, licenses, the entire state of
Grand Valley State Grand Valley is dedi- the winter semester include: Katkic; Drew M. Katkic permits and other certifica- Michigan.”
University announces the cated to providing a rich Almont: Aubrey R. Dryden: Kara L. Kiser; tions in crash reconstruc- By obtaining this certi-
names of students who learning environment for Battani; Cecilia E. Lyndsay K. Mosby; tion and much more. fication, it is understood
According to the that Deputy Nowiski has
were placed on the dean’s students, offering a wide Biolchini; Kara L. Feys; Andrew J. Trombley ACTAR website: developed over the course
list for the Winter 2019 range of majors and hands- Brandon M. Herman; Emmett: Bonnie A. “Established in 1990, the of his career an advanced
semester concluding in on research opportunities. Michaela A. Kauzlarich; Barnum; Brandon M. Accreditation Commission knowledge of theory of
April. The list includes Highly credentialed and Nathan R. Miller; Zachary Thompson; Sarah J. for Traffic Accident how and why a crash he
those students who have responsive faculty and indi- T. Revoldt; Madison L. Waitkus; Megan A. Reconstruction is the only investigates occurred.
maintained a 3.5 grade vidual advisors and men- Simmons; Hanna V. Wilcoxon international accrediting Deputy Nowiski began
point average and been tors promote a liberal arts Szydlowski; Emily A. Imlay City: Carly M. body for traffic collision his career with the Huron
enrolled in a minimum of emphasis that teaches stu- Tomaszewski Livingston; Makenna D. reconstruction. County Sheriff’s Office in
12 credits. The honor is dents critical thinking and Belleville: Brennan T. Schocke; Zoe E. Spencer Administered by a Board 1997 and came to the St.
noted on the students’ offi- problem solving skills. Brooks North Branch: Cade of Directors comprised of Clair County Sheriff’s
cial records. Students honored for Capac: Cameron D. T. Baker. representatives from 24 Office in 2009.

Honor Rolls
IMLAY CITY Michael *Pankey, Laura Leigh Kouri, Samantha Geri Friedenstab, Olivia Grace van Heerden, Joey
Nerkowski, John Willard *Penzien, Breanna Marie *Kramek, Kennedy Gerard Galbraith, Peyton Aida *Vargas, Brisa
HIGH *Nolin, Xander James Perez, Gisell LaCommare, Hayden Lillie Gartley, Roy Joseph Villeda Diaz, Sofia
SCHOOL Ousley, Trent Michael *Ragle, Jack David *LeFevere, Jillian Barbara Giglio, Andrew Mishelle
Pena, Melanie Ramos Ramirez, Vanesa Love, Mackenzie Marie Christopher Waatti, Emma Marie
Imlay City High *Perreault, Angelique Sarai McTaggart, Vicki Lynne Gill, Jordan Taylor Warren, Madison Lee
School has released its James Resnick, Payton Alexander Milana, Rosario Salvatore Goldun, Caleb Anthony Wetzel, Mallory Whitney
honor roll for the 2nd Ramos Ortiz, Gyan Omar *Ross, Madison Lynn Mills II, Jonathan Camron *Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto *Whitney, Avery Russell
semester of the 2017-2018 *Rios, Ashley Lizbeth *Rossen, Kayla Ashlyn Neighbors, Colby Curtis Grosskopf, Alyssa Jay Wolford, Lonnie Lee
school year. *Denotes all Roberts, Harley Jean *Rzeszut, Hailie Ocampo, Yesenia Haberski, Jazmine Sierra Ziegler, Lotta
A’s Rodriguez, Samantha Mackenzie O’Kelly, Joyce Nicole Hampton, Wesley Joe
9th Grade: Sarka, Travis Robert Salcedo-Farias, Jose Perry, Jacqueline Alaina *Hayes, Nicholas Robert IMLAY CITY
Aguilar, Daniela Scese, Claire Marguerite Francisco Rangel-Coronado, Jesus Hinton, Cheyenne Melissa
Alden, Joseph Romain Shaw, Neva Rosmary Schriber, Grace Marie Resnick, Michael David Hintz Jr., Andrew Lee MIDDLE
Glen *Smith, Joseph Earl Schwab, Cole Lucas Riker, Sabrina Marie Holloway, Nicholas James SCHOOL
Almanza Cervantes, *Torres, Leslie Sellers, Emma Lynn *Robberstad, Brianna Howland, Starr Riley
Ximena Urbaniak, Emma Hope Stoldt, Logan Thomas Renee Jones, Joelle Marianne Imlay City Middle
Aune, Dean Kristopher Vargas, Perla Stone, Skylar Roseanne *Ruhlman, Paige Baylee Keller, Sarah Jean School has released its
Barrett, Paige Lee Vincent, Reina Jo Szymanski, Charity Joy Schefka, Jenna Marion Kline, Steven Andrew honor roll for the fourth
Bigger, Melanie Grace Wagester, Griffin Martin Wimpari, Annika Renee Schultz, Cecilia Mary *Knezevich, Leah Marie marking period of the
Brandt, Collin Orien *Wagner, Hannah Marie Zepeda-Martinez, Diego Scott, Meghan Jo *Kolasa, Jersey Marie 2018-2019 school year.
Cardenas Orozco, Valeria *Wampler, Mason Paul 11th grade: Shirling, Cameron Enoch *Konarski, Jenna Grey 6th grade:
Casillas-Espino, Ceciley *Whitis, Austin Tyler Adamczyk, Alec William VanBuren, Adam Lewis *Kouri, Benjamin Robert All A’s
Cianna *Wimpari, Olivia Marie *Allen, Mackenzie Lyn VanderPloeg, Madison Krahn, Agnes Lucero Alessandrini, Lakynn
Cloud, Davis Mark Wolford, Lance Jeffrey Almanza Cervantes, Riley *LeFevere, Robin Lynn Becker, Lilian
Deitz, Tess Louise *Zepeda, Karina Valeria Verran, Jacob Riley Leon-Guerrero, Eduardo Behrick, Fallon
Delong, Tyler Steven 10th Grade: Andrez, Breydon Lewis Walter, Nathaniel Liu, Wei Lin Jonathan Belan, Shelby
*Elder, Alyssa Julia Bosch, Jacob Alfred Aune, Isabella Grace Christopher Logan, Daniel Matthew Chen, Zhi
Flores, Yadira Lee Burns, JonPaul Riley Bennett, Alaina Rosemary Werth, Hayley Lynn Lopiccolo, Rita Marie Chind, Angela
Friedenstab, Isabella Gayle Cardenas Arteaga, Angela Bickmann, Kierra Marie Whitley, Tess Emily Louwsma, Kayla Christine DeLuca, Diego
*Galindo, Isay Cardenas Barragan, Bieganowski, Katie Marie *Winget, McKinzie Kay Margiotti, Ludovica Dennis, Wren
*Georges, Charbel Phillip Alondra Blount, Zachry Golden Zepeda, Yamilex *McCarthy, Casey James Dundas, Aubrey
*Hall, Madison Elizabeth Carroll, Jacob Michael *Brown, Samantha 12th grade: Mills, Anne Louise Fick, Aricyn
Hancock, Ethan Chavez, Amelia Elizabeth Elizabeth Allen, Mitchell Murray Moore, Logan Dalton Fileccia, Madison
Christopher Chen, JingJing Bruce, Rebecca Lee *Antonelli II, Aaron James *Moore, Olivia Jane Hayes, Hannah
*Hayes, Joshua Warren *Conn, Macenzie Frances *Ciurla, John Nicholas Barker, Isabella Sue Moraleda Martinez, Hutchins, Ava
Hedgcock, Alexis Sierra DeBolt, Mihkail Ross Clark, Alysa Kiana Barragan, Jaquelin Miguel Jacobsen, Cody
Heeke, Hannah Shea Denver, Jessica Lynn Cloud, Dawson David Bigger, Amanda Lynn Mutch, Logan Alexander Kelly, Ian
Hollenbeck, Avery Robert Dougherty, Megan Nicole *Cook, Harriette Faith Brewer, Renae Nicole Newsom, Madison Nicole Koralewski, Jacob
Houston, Shane Bradley- *Eades, Joshua Andrew Delecke, Layla Vivianna Brown, Travis Steven Ngow, Breanna Lynn Kustowski, Ezekiel
Lewi *Ericson, Olivia Marjorie DelToro, Stephanie Carta, Cesare Giovanni *Nguyen, Anh Hong LaBranche, Kylie
*Kaminski, Mary Elle Erman, Samuel David DeRocher, Austin Ugo Orlowski, Emily Elizabeth Lauwers, Sarah
*Kanai, Brendan *Giglio, Natalie Grace Dingwell, Rylee Michaela Cislo, Trinity Ann Pankey, Joshua David Lengemann, Alexa
Christopher Granz, Lisa Marie Dockery, Jozey Marie Cromas, Matthew Charles Perreault, Dominique Lee Meyers, Shelby
Kelly, Gracie Mae Guerrero, John Ricardo *Gartley, Kelly Ella Dawson, Leah Kathleen Pierik, John Henri O’Brien, Charlotte
Klebba, Jacek Kenneth Hayward, Makenzie Laura *Harmon, Lisa Marie DeGroat, Sidney Adrianna Robinson, Matthew Joseph Patrick, Brian
Knezevich, John Savo Herfert, Victoria Lynn Harper, Joseph O’Neal Louelrose Rocha, Estrella Selen Roszczewski, Nolan
Konarski, Angelene Herrera-Barragan, Juan *Hartman, Isabelle DelaCruz, Jessica Rosillo, Sophia Elizabeth Schultz, Kiley
Kathryn Carlos RaeAnn Dervishi, Julian Ilir Roulo, James Richard Shadbolt, Greyson
LaCommare, Andrew Hughes, Hannah Joy Hartwell, Alyssa Dillon, Ashley Morgan Sanchez, Javier Stadelbauer, Elaina
Riley Johnson, Veronica Belle Mackenzie Dodge, Andrew Joseph Sarka, Dillan Michael Honor Roll
Lamb, Madelyn Christine Karwowski, Matteus J Heeke, Colin Alexander Eckert, Marissa Renae Schmitz, Katie Louise Barragan, Melissa
*Lauwers, Rachel Marie Kline, Angelena Marie Hellebuyck, Ruby Diane Elkin, Benjamin Thomas Shafer, Brandon Hunter Barrett, Hailey
Lengemann, Ana Luise Krahn, Daniel Lucero *Hertel, Paige Elizabeth Evard, Mary Marguerite Shimmons, Amayia Barron, Jackelin
*Lengemann, Mary Grace *Land, Jager Alan Hoffman, Austin Patrick Fenikova, Ema Danielle Becerra, Jasmine
*Livingston, Olivia Marie Liu, Wei Huang Raymond Houston, Sarena Evon- Ferris-Esparcia, Carme Sich, Rebecca Rose Belleville, Summer
Lord, Hayley Grace Madden, Casey Aloha Rose Fischer, Franzi Sommer, Kendall Marie Bovee, Alexis
*McAvoy, Scott Alan Marzetti, Bianca Kay Hubbard, Sarah Rose Flores Hernandez, *Stoldt, Summer Ann Bowman, Trenna
Miller, Natalie Patricia Moore, Jennifer Renee Hummel, Gerilynn Ann Mauricio Yair *Tietz, Megan Jeanette Broder, Kara
Mow, Carl Zahner Nowak, Natalie Marie Judd, Katlyn Ann Flowers, Amber Joann Tylenda, Rachel Lynn
Muehleisen, Benjamin Ocampo, Isabel Kaminski, Kaylee Jo Forsyth, Carlee Ruth Marie Vamvas, Ashlyn Elizabeth Honor Rolls page 13

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Honor Rolls: from page 12


Bush, Travis Maldonado-Woodcock, 7th grade: Deladurantaye, Arabella 8th grade: Granz, Mandy
Cameron, Addison Avah All A’s Douglas, Gabrielle All A’s Grayvold, Julia
Cezik, Andrew Marzetti, Marcus Barragan, Lisbet Dupont, Travis Auger, Evan Guerrero, Tiffany
Clark, Seyanna Mays, Dylan D’Ambrosio, Dominic Edson, Zachary Barth, Amanda Hartman, Noah
Conroy, Joshua Mills, Lillian Deel, Dakota Francis, Jeffery Belbeck, Katelyn Hoblet, Monique
Cornacchia, Isabella Morocco, Matthew Ericson, Aiden Gass, Joseph Belisle, Faith Howard, Gingerrose
Czajkowski, Mya Orduna Salas, Kaitlyn Erman, Luke Giles, Jaden Belisle, Grace Hund, Beau
D’Ambrosio, Rocco Penzien, Clayton Forti, Lexa Grone, Emma Brown, Julia Jacobsen, Summer
Diaz, Saul Puentes, Eliza Gray, Alexander Hernandez, Ayleen Clark, Kayleigh Jennings, Olivia
Donahue, Lauryn Rager, Christian Hartman, Hayden Hill, Tavin Fultz, Kalie Jones, Annabelle
Dougherty, Evan Rivera, Margery Hernandez, Monica Hoban, Jaelynn Keesler, William Judd, Aisha
Dudley, Allison Robertson, Alycia Johnson, Alice Hoblet, Summer Lauwers, Elizabeth Kent, Emma
Evans, Matthew Ross, Angelina Johnson, Lily Hughes, Ethan Livingston, Sydney LaCommare, Emmerson
Farrell, Payton Roth, Dilan Keesler, Audrey Jurcak, Jay Melendez, Jacob Lengemann, Lilian
Figueroa, Estefany Sadowski, Krysta Kovacik, Lindsey Jurcak, Luke Mitchell, Kennedy Lenz, Alexis
Furgerson, Aiden Salcedo, Jesussebastian Krahn, Andrea Kasprzyk, Ana Morse, Gabrielle Leon, Maria
Galiana, Christopher Schroeder, Sarah Kreiner, Daniel Kinzer, Myranda Shirling, Evan Lewis, Dorian
Gaspar, Nery Shroyer, Brooklyn Makedonsky, Lily Kolasa, Caleb Smith, Hannah McLain, Molly
Gottler, Ginger Siegler, Jack Muehleisen, Margaret Kosenko, Justice Stapleton, Ellie McMurray, Kelsea
Grigsby, Hailey Smith, Heather Nawrocki, Mercedes Lara, Andres Jr. Vaubel, Veronica Nelden, Cooper
Griswold, Mason Stimson, Isaac Rottman, Addison Lemier, Mitchell Webb, Sophia Nowak, Alison
Hall, Cory Stinson, Justin Stadelbauer, Brook Logan, Ahnia Honor Roll Pries, Tyler
Hall, Jaydin Strong, Nicole VanConant, Gabriel Lopez, Omar Alessandrini, Nevaeh Puentes, Charlie
Hartfil, Addison Tanis, Shalyn Weingartz, Kaden McLain, Riley Antos, Grace Rekowski, Brooke
Heiter, Gracie Tatro, Ellianna Whitney, Elliot Metter, Julia Arreguin, Lesly Rodriguez, Katie
Hintz, Johanna Toda, Sota Whitsett, Kylie Newsom, Daniel Awwad, Sarah Rodriguez-Kelley, Briana
Hitch, Addison Torres, Cristal Wilcox, Zander Patrick, Zoe Barragan, Tanya Rojas, Yesenia
Hoffman, Hunter Torres-Garcia, Dalia Wildie, Conner Ruiz, Alexis Brandt, Carter Rosillo, Liliana
Hund, Brie Ussery, Alaya Wood, Bianca Ruiz, Guadalupe Breiholz, Natalia Salomon Martinez, Angela
Jeans, Madison Ussery, Alexander Zepeda, Emily Sapp, Hannah Cardenas Barajas, Ana Santana, Mayra
Kreiner, Cloey Vargas, David Honor Roll Schwanke, Andraya Karen Schmidt, Kaitlynn
Lachat, Ryleigh Walls, Dennis Babcock, Chloe Smakaj, Sabrina Cooke, Kiley Schriber, Hope
Land, Tanner Webb, Matthew Barragan, Angel Stapleton, Abby Czapiewski, Liliana Sills, Abbigail
Lara, Suhey Williams, Romen Bhatti, Laela Thompson, Dominic D’Ambrosio, Anthony Smith, Roman
Lestage, Toriana Zepeda, Andrea Blevins, Robert Torres, Kyle Duckworth, Ryan Stone, Natalie
Lindquist, Isabel Zepeda, Kimberly Capizzo-Moultrie, Cora Vermeesch, Morgan Eades, Jayden Wendorf, Kemper
Lopez, Alina Zepeda, Yannet Chind, Nicholas Villalpando, Jaden Fick, Emma Wetzel, Drew
Lopez, Alondra Zepeda-Torres, Evelyn Colon, Sarah Wampler, Micah Finch, Carter Zaebst, DeLana
Love, Alayna Zheng, Yu Xiang Jerry Cremeans, Gabrielle Wetzel, Karter Galat, Sara Zepeda, Edson

Legal Announcements
VILLAGE OF corrections; held a second reading and
adopted Ordinance #207; ratified
President
A complete copy of the minutes
minutes approved. Treasurer’s report
approved. Fire report given by Chief
Tanis,Commissioner John
Lengemann, and Commissioner Walt
$3465.00; Approved rezoning of
Indigo Lavender Farms from RM-1 to
ALMONT President Schneider’s appointment of is available in the Clerk’s office dur- Hartway: responded to 7 runs last Bargen. Also present was City B-3; Approved Change Order #3 from
ALMONT VILLAGE Mr. Calka to the Village Planning ing regular business hours or at www. month (none billable) and other items Manager Tom Youatt, Treasurer/Clerk Northwest Earth Movers from
COUNCIL Commission; approved the police ser- almontmichigan.gov will need to be added to the new truck Lynn Eutsler, three members of the $47,345 to $55,114.40; Approved
REGULAR MEETING vices contract with the township; 28-1 bill next month. Planning community, and one member of the Personnel Policy Amendment # 2019-
JUNE 18, 2019 approved purchase of a backhoe; Commission: meeting is later this media. The Commission approved 2 Safety Shoe Allowance; Awarded
SYNOPSIS approved purchase of a pickup truck;
approved purchase of a new patrol
TOWNSHIP OF week. Senior report: cards, bingo
party, exercise and potluck reported
the agenda and the minutes from May
28, 2019 as presented. The
Zero Turn Mower bid to Lumberjack
Shack in the amount of $11,557;
President Schneider called the
Regular Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. car; approved the fourth quarter bud- ALMONT on. Discussed: approved insurance Commission approved the Rezoning Awarded the Tree Removal bid to
Councilmembers present were get amendments as presented; ALMONT TOWNSHIP proposal, removal of an item from a of 613 N Cedar, Parcel # I20-27-609- Dan’s Tree Service in the amount of
Biolchini, Dyke, Love, Peltier, Steven approved the sale of the current back- BOARD tax bill, ditching monies to be spent, 040-00, Indigo Farms from a RM-1 $6,200.00; Awarded Street Paving Bid
C. Schneider, Steffler and Schneider. hoe to the Imlay City Fairgrounds; REGULAR MEETING permission to write/sign a resolution (Multi Family) to a B-3 (General to T.G. Priehs in the amount of
Staff members present were Manager discussed the development of a SYNOPSIS for Cameron Drain and spending Business) as presented. Adjourned at $123,800; Awarded the Street
Financial Development Committee; monies for engineering work so that a 7:21 p.m. Complete copies of the Pavement Markings Bid to M & M
Connors, Clerk/Treasurer Keesler, JULY 8, 2019
DPW Superintendent Treat and Police entered into closed session at 9:20 culvert can be replaced. Board minutes are available in the Clerk’s Pavement Marking in the amount of
Meeting called to order by
Officer Jones. p.m. and returned at 9:48 p.m. Members: change to fee schedule office during regular business hours $13,548.96. Adjournment at 7:50p.m.
Supervisor at 7:00 p.m. at 819 N.
Communications were read The meeting adjourned at 9:48 approved and permission granted to or at www.imlaycity.org. Submitted by Lynn Eutsler, City
Main St., Almont, MI. Members pres-
regarding the DDA Fiscal Calendar; p.m. pay a bill that came in today. Audience 28-1 Clerk. Complete copies of the minutes
ent were Supervisor Bowman, Clerk
Council approved the Agenda; Kimberly J. Keesler questions and comments: question are available in the Clerk’s office dur-
Hoffner, Treasurer Kudsin, and
approved the Consent Agenda with Clerk/Treasurer
Steve Schneider
Trustees Streeter, Stroup, and Hoffa. about ditching was answered. Motion
to pay the bills made and accepted.
CITY OF ing normal business hours or at www.
imlaycity.org.
Absent was Trustee Groesbeck. The
following actions were taken: 1) Motion to adjourn 8:05 p.m.. A com- IMLAY CITY 28-1
plete copy of the minutes is available REGULAR COMMISSION
NOTICE approved consent agenda as present-
ed, 2) approved employment of sub- at the township hall during business MEETING

BERLIN TOWNSHIP JULY 2, 2019 IMLAY


hours.
stitute electrical inspector. Meeting
Karen A. Klos, Clerk SYNOPSIS
adjourned at 7:23 p.m.
Paul Bowman-Supervisor 28-1 Mayor Joi Kempf called the TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF REVIEW Carol Hoffner-Clerk meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. BOARD OF REVIEW
28-1 CITY OF Commissioners present were Demske, The Imlay Township 2019 July
JULY, 2019 IMLAY CITY Davis, Ramirez, Rowden, Villanueva. Board of Review will meet Tuesday,
July 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Imlay
THE JULY BOARD OF REVIEW OF BERLIN TOWNSHIP BERLIN PLANNING
Also present: City Manager Tom
Youatt, City Clerk/Treasurer Lynn Township Hall 682 N. Fairgrounds
WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019 @ 5:00 PM. THIS TOWNSHIP COMMISSION Eutsler, one member of the commu- Road. The July Board of Review will
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE BERLIN TOWNSHIP OF- BOARD MEETING REGULAR MEETING nity, and one member of the media. review Principle Residence
FICES LOCATED AT 740 CAPAC ROAD, ALLENTON, MI 48002. JUNE 25, 2019 Exemptions, Qualified Agricultural
THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING WILL BE TO CORRECT
SYNOPSIS Commissioners approved the agenda
SYNOPSIS with addition of Old Business 7.A. - Exemptions, current year Poverty
ERRORS, OMISSIONS, HARDSHIPS, PRE’S AND QUALIFIED JULY 8, 2019 Exemptions, Veterans Exemptions,
Meeting called to order at 7:30 Chairman Germayne called the H2A Invoice # 19127. Approval of
AG. regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Consent Agenda to include payment and qualified errors of fact. The July
WILLIAM (BILL) WINN, p.m.. Pledge of Allegiance recited.
Commissioners present: Mayor Joi of the bills in the amount of Board of Review will not hear appeals
SUPERVISOR Members present: Parks, Klos, Winn,
Kempf, Ian Kempf, Ted Sadler. $217,066.48; Approved payment to on assessment and taxable values.
28-1 Christian, & Wittstock. June board
Absent: Commissioner Bob H2A Architects, Inc. in the amount of 27-2
meeting and special board meeting

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St. Clair County Fair


set to open July 15
By Maria Brown Skerbeck Family Thursday’s pulling event
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Carnival will provide thrills starts at 6 p.m. while all
on the midway. Rides and other grandstand features
ST. CLAIR COUNTY games open at 5 p.m. on begin at 7 p.m.
— The 82nd Annual St. Monday. On Tuesday The Livestock Auction
Clair County 4-H and there’s a special $1 per ride Sale will be held Thursday,
Youth Fair is just around offer from 1-6 p.m. and starting at 2 p.m. The sale
the corner. Gates open on on Wednesday, Thursday order is sheep, beef, goats,
Monday, July 15 and the and Friday, attendees veal, rabbits, poultry, swine
fun wraps up at Goodells can purchase an unlimited and heavy hogs. A silent
County Park in Wales Twp. ride armband for $25. That auction for blue ribbon
on Saturday, the 20th. cost drops to $17 on poultry and rabbit entries
Daily events include Saturday. also begins at 2 p.m.
games, crafts, books and Grandstand events Admission is $9 per
more, courtesy of the St. include Monday’s rodeo, person, per day while chil-
Clair County Library Tuesday’s Monster Trucks, dren 8 years and under are
System; livestock and ani- Wednesday’s Mega Trucks, free. Entry includes park-

Website photo
mal judging; a petting Thursday’s Truck and ing and grandstand events.
farm; chainsaw carving; Tractor Pulls, Friday’s For more information,
various demonstrations; Bump and Run race and call 810-364-9100 or visit
Monster Truck rides and Saturday’s Figure 8 www.stclaircounty4Hfair. See daily livestock shows at the St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair
much more. Demolition Derby. org. which opens on Monday, July 15.

Fun recipes on tap at Weston event


By Maria Brown School for a Read-A- dents will receive a special families.
mbrown@pageone-inc.com Recipe event. Spartan apron for their Tonight’s event is one
Attendees will have cooking endeavors and of several literacy-related
IMLAY CITY — the chance to read and each family will leave with endeavors the school dis-
Imlay City Schools invites make three recipes—Ants a copy of the Spartan trict is undertaking this
families to join them on a Log, Worms in Dirt, Family Cookbook, featur- summer. School leaders
tonight, July 10 from 5-7 and a design-your-own ing favorite recipes from report that the Spartan
p.m. at Weston Elementary trail mix. The first 50 stu- staff members and school Bookmobile is seeing great
success this summer with
more than 95 visitors dur-
Lavender: Festival at fairgrounds ing its most recent run.
The school bus, trans-
from page 1 formed into a mobile
library, will hit the streets

Photo provided
again next Wednesday July
wellness advocates Dr.
17.
Eric and Sabrina Zielinski,
Girl Talk with K who will For more information,
Imlay City Schools staff and volunteers helped
host ‘Detroit’s Future Is including an itinerary for more than 95 visitors pick out reading material
Female Women’s the Bookmobile, visit the during the last Bookmobile run. Their next
Entrepreneurial Fireside district’s website at www. summer literacy event is tonight’s Read-A-
Chat,’ and ‘Sisters on the icschools.us. Recipe.
Fly,’ an outdoor adventure
group for women who are
providing a vintage camper
display.
Shuttle buses will
transport guests between
the fairgrounds and
Updates for Imlay City
Indigo Lavender Farms
for no additional charge.
While there, lavender
DDA market, concerts
fans can stroll through By Tom Wearing the free concert series at Lamb Steele Park, call or
the fields and enjoy a twearing@pageone-inc.com Lamb Steele Park contin- leave a message for Katrina
culinary sample table. ues with a 7 p.m. perfor- Morrow at 810-724-2135.
For an added fee, they I M L AY   C I T Y   — mance by Detroit-area
Website image

can pick lavender Imlay City Downtown musician Zaynab Wilson,


bundles or make wands Development Authority who sings and plays
or wreaths. (DDA) Promotions and Caribbean folk music.
“The lavender will be Activities for children include a petting zoo, Market Manager, Katrina On Thursday, July 25,
in full bloom July 11-13 book readings from local authors and DIY Morrow, is reminding resi- it will be “Kids Day” again
and we’re delighted to projects. dents of several upcoming at the Imlay City Farmers
share its restorative powers activities at the Imlay City Market.
with those looking for adults and children under and Saturday. Farmers Market and the Providing the entertain-
respite from the stresses of 12 are free. For more information, DDA’s Concerts at Lamb ment for the youngsters
daily life,” Vasich-Keene Festival hours are 4-8 visit www.michiganlaven- Steele Park. will be Cora Bell the
said. p.m. on Thursday and 10 derfestival.net or find them On Thursday, July 11, Clown, the Kona Ice Food
Admission is $7 for a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday on Facebook. Crafters & Artisans will Truck and staff from the
return to the Farmers Ruth Hughes Memorial
Market from 10 a.m. to 4 District Library, who will
p.m. read stories to the kids. Detroit-area musician
Neighbors: Grateful for support Also returning to the
Farmers Market will be the
For further information
about the Imlay City
Zaynab Wilson will
perform Caribbean folk
from page 1 YaEatYet? food truck. Farmers Market or future music at Lamb Steele
On Tuesday, July 16, Tuesday night Concerts at Park on July 16.
from 60 to 80 people each pigs or beef, and usually along as take-out meals.
Monday and Wednesday the 4-Hers themselves The St. Paul’s Food for
when the kitchen is
open.
donate a pig or a lamb.
People also donate
Families program has been
serving those in need
Fire hall: Site work begins in Imlay
Davis says this would cash, Davis adds. Members around the area for the past from page 1
not be possible without all of the church and/or people 12 years, and Davis says
of the community support, off the street often come in the program’s been a big After recently receiv-
including a $3,100 grant to the kitchen to hand off success. ing an A-plus rating from
from 4CCF that came just bills. “We couldn’t do it Standard and Poors (S&P),
in time. “I’ve had people hand without all the community the city was able to qualify
“This grant keeps our me a hundred dollars say- support, especially from for a 3% interest rate dur-
kitchen and pantry shelves ing keep doing what you’re Four County, which has ing its recent bond sale.
filled for the months of doing, we appreciate it,” helped us out many times As a result, the original
May, June and July,” he Davis says. “The commu- over the years,” he says. projected 2.0463 millage
says. “It means the world nity really backs us, and The St. Paul’s Lutheran rate has been reduced to
to us because we couldn’t we really appreciate it.” Church Food for Families 1.8335 mills; resulting in
go on without it.” Davis says the kitch- kitchen is open every an overall cost savings for
Those much appreciat- en’s clients include a wide Monday and Wednesday taxpayers.
ed dollars go far for the range of people from all afternoon from 4:30-5:30 On April 18, a ground-
Food for Families pro- walks of life. p.m. Visitors also have an breaking ceremony took
Photo by Tom Wearing

gram, Davis adds. “We have families that opportunity to “shop” from place at the Borland Rd.
“For every dollar they come in, and a lot of elder- the program’s food pantry. location that was attended
give us, it’s like six dollars ly people that come in as Once a month, volun- by firefighters, contractors,
at the Northeastern Food well,” he says. “We’ve had teers also take part in a city officials and employ-
Bank, which is where we quite a few homeless peo- ‘Mass Feeding,’ where ees, residents and other
are able to buy much of the ple come in, and people of boxes filled with food are project stakeholders. Work has begun on a project that will provide
food,” Davis says. all ages.” handed out to about 200 Included among them Imlay City firefighters with much-needed space
What they can’t pur- Volunteers plan to families. Each distribution was George Ananich of for training and department operations.
chase at the food bank, serve 60 to 80 people at involves anywhere from H2A Architect of Davison,
they purchase locally, he every meal. Davis says that 1,300 to 1,800 pounds of who this week provided ing vehicles; three for tower” hose drying station,
adds. number goes up to 100 or food, Davis says. some specific details relat- shorter vehicles; along and a state-mandated radio/
Food sources also more around the holidays. For more information ed to the project. with a single bay dedicated storm shelter.
come via donations from He says the Food for or to volunteer or make a Ananich reported that to washing vehicles. He added that the new
the 4-H program at the Families volunteers don’t donation, call St. Paul’s at the new 12,324-square-foot The building will building’s exterior will be
Eastern Michigan State waste a thing. If there are 810-724-1200. The church fire hall will feature eight include a training room, brick with metal panels
Fair. Davis says every year leftovers, they’re packaged is located at 200 N. Cedar bays, including four squad room, locker room, and siding and will feature
someone donates a few and refrigerated to passed Street (M-53), Imlay City. designed for long firefight- two restrooms, a “big a metal roof.
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Obituaries
~ Geraldine “Dean” ~ Jane Kaye Fiebelkorn, 73 ~
Hagemeister, 81 ~ Jane Kaye Fiebelkorn, Department. She continued made to Almont Literary of Michigan and Bonnie
born April 29, 1946, has to meet with the Gourmet Club, which meets at the Bastian (Bernie) of New
Geraldine “Dean” gone to join her parents, Club, a group of GM gals, Almont Congregational Hampshire; nephews, Kurt
Hagemeister, 81, of Melvin and Jessie even after retirement, sam- Church building. Bastian (Diane) of the
Dryden passed away Fiebelkorn, also of pling ethnic cuisines at Memorial service will United Kingdom, Stefan
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Almont, to be with her various restaurants. be held at Muir Brothers Bastian of Florida and Jake
McLaren Lapeer Region Lord in Heaven. She was She was an active Funeral Home in Almont, Bastian (Maria) of New
Hospital. She was born born in Pontiac and came member of Almont Saturday July 20, 10 a.m. Hampshire; nieces, Kim
November 11, 1937 in St. home to Fox Covert Farm, Literary Club, holding var- -12 p.m. for visitation, 12 Brown of Georgia and
Clair Shores, the daughter outside Oxford. The family ious offices and creating noon will be the service Tamara Bennett (Ervin) of
of Conrad and Louise moved to Almont in the yearly program booklets with Pastor Bill King. New Mexico; and three
(LaBeau) Baron. She mar- early 1950s; she with her for 20 or so years. She is survived by sis- grand-nephews and nieces
ried Gerald Hagemeister older sister attended Photography, leather work, ters, Beth Bastian (Doug) and their children.
on April 12, 1958 and Almont Community needlework, and creating
together they moved to Schools, Jane graduated in beautiful greeting cards
Dryden in 1959. She had 1964. have also been her pas- ~ Robert Joshua Beal, 35 ~
worked at the Chuck Jane worked for 30 times.
Wagon Restaurant; along (Nicole) Watz, Yvette years at General Motors Her cards will be on Robert Joshua Beal, A., Joshua B. and
with her husband she (Mark) McMullen, Jamie Technical Center, after display at Frontier Town age 35, died Sunday, Nikoli T.
owned and operated The (Cindi) Owens, Lyman Jr. training at Pontiac Arts and Crafts Mall in June 16, 2019. Robert A Celebration of Life
Crusty Hut in Dryden; had (Breanna) Owens, Miranda Business Institute; the last Romeo through the end of was born June 7, 1984, will be held Saturday,
served as Dryden Village Hagemeister, Jake several years was an the year. the son of Robert B. July 13, at 12 o'clock
Clerk, working on the Hagemeister, Brendan Executive Assistant in the In lieu of flowers, Jane and Tammy Beal. He noon at the Almont
election board; and worked Biggs, Tyler Biggs, Physics Research requested donations be was the father of Robert American Legion Hall.
in the Dryden School cafe- Nicolas Verran and Mason
teria. She was also a long Verran; 37 great-grandchil-
time Girl Scout Leader and
an active member of St.
dren; and many nieces and
nephews. Also surviving ~ Marcella “Marcie” McDermott, 83 ~
Cornelius Catholic Church. are two brothers, Conrad
Dean enjoyed gardening, “Butch” (Carole) Baron of Marcella “Marcie” Vincent, on April 15, McDermott; and by two
canning, playing cards, Imlay City and Lloyd McDermott, age 83, of 2017. Mostly, Marcella brothers.
doing jigsaw puzzles, (Patricia) LaBeau of Cape Imlay City, MI died was a homemaker, raising A Mass of Christian
cooking and scrapbooking Coral, FL and one sister- Thursday, July 4, 2019 her children. Marcie reg- Burial was held Tuesday,
and the Detroit Pistons. in-law Claudette Baron of at Stonegate Health ularly attended Sacred July 9, 2019 at Sacred
She also loved to travel New Baltimore. Campus of Lapeer, MI. Heart Catholic Church in Heart Catholic Church,
and spend time at their She was preceded in Marcella Betty Bader Imlay City. She was a 700 Maple Vista, Imlay
cabin. death by her parents; was born October 6, 1935 member of the Our Lady City, MI. Reverend Fr.
She is survived by her infant brother Robert in Detroit, MI. She was Queen of Peace Knights Noel Cornelio officiated.
husband of 61 years, Jerry; Baron; brother Richard the daughter of the late of Columbus Auxiliary in Burial followed at Mt.
her children, Tim (Peggy) Baron; sister Margaret Martin and the late Imlay City. Calvary Catholic
Hagemeister of Attica; Mathew; and great-grand- Wilhelmina (Arens) She is survived by Cemetery, Imlay City.
Debbie (John) Osmun of son Gage Hagemeister. Bader. Marcie was a two daughters, Linda A Rosary/Scripture
Burton; Lisa (Lyman) Funeral Mass was held graduate of Immaculate McDermott of Imlay service was held on
Owens of Marlette; Mark at St. Cornelius Catholic Conception Catholic City, MI and Catherine Monday, July 8, 2019 at
Hagemeister (Pamela) of Church in Dryden. Fr. High School in Detroit, McDermott of MI; and sisters-in-law, Muir Brothers Funeral
Dryden and Sandy (Ken) Mike Gawlowski officiat- Class of 1953. She mar- Dawsonville, GA; four Bootsie Bader of Warren, Home of Imlay City, 225
Biggs of Dryden; grand- ed. Burial followed at Mt. ried Vincent Francis sons, Michael McDermott MI and Barbara Bader of N. Main Street, Imlay
children, Brian (Deana) Pleasant Cemetery in McDermott on April 16, of Cass City, MI, Vincent Roseville, MI. Also sur- City, MI.
Hagemeister, Daniel (Sara) Dryden. 1955 in Detroit, MI. (Hope) McDermott of viving are nine grandchil- Please be sure to
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Young Guns post a 2-3-1 record in Spartan Shootout


South Carolina at Ripken Tourney today, Thursday
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

TRI-CITY AREA — By Kevin Kissane


The Michigan Young Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Guns 16U baseball team
IMLAY  CITY — The Spartan Shootout for
hit the highway recently, boys’ basketball teams continues this Wednesday and
finishing with a a 2-3-1 Thursday at Imlay City High School.
mark at the Ripken Tidal Play will be contested on two courts each day.
Wave Tournament. Court one’s clashes begin Wednesday at 4:30
Play unfolded July 1-4 when Corunna and Lapeer meet. That will be fol-
at Cal Ripken Field and lowed by Lapeer versus Cros-Lex at 5:15 p.m; Yale
Coastal Carolina versus Corunna at 6 p.m.; Anchor Bay versus Lapeer

Photo provided
University in Myrtle at 6:45 p.m.; Cros-Lex versus Corunna at 7:30 p.m.;
Beach, South Carolina. and Yale versus Cros-Lex at 8:15 p.m.
The Michigan Young Over on court two, Marlette squares off versus
Guns started their tourna- The Michigan Young Guns pose for a photo at the Tidal Wave Tourney. They Yale at 4:30 p.m. After that, Genesee Christian tan-
ment stint Monday, July 1 are front assistant coach Don Wlltse, Dylan Belan, Gavin Dempz, hall of gles with Marlette at 5:15 p.m.; Imlay City meets
with a 2-0 victory over famer Andre Dawson, Blake Wiltse, Dominik Dortch and coach Wayne Anchor Bay at 6 p.m.; Marlette and Imlay City col-
Dodger Nation, which Smith; middle assistant coach Tom Moore, Cameron Maybe, Shane Williams, lide at 6:45 p.m; plus Genesee Christian and Imlay
hailed from New York. Nolan Hoffman, Landon Kruse and asssistant coach Mark Dempz; and back City test their court skills at 7:30 p.m.
The team faced Great Blake Kapron, Preston Allis, Casey Wagner, Daniel Patrias and Zack Adkins. Court one’s encounters continue Thursday at 3:45
p.m. with Capac versus Almont. It will be followed
Lakes Wave next, ending Michigan Young Guns by Flint Kearsley against Almont at 4:30 p.m; Lapeer
the contest with an 8-8 saw their tournament path versus Flint Kearsley at 5:15 p.m; and Flint Kearsley
verdict. draw to a close with a against Yale at 6 p.m.
The Michigan Young 10-7 loss to Dodger Over on court two, Imlay City plays Lapeer at
Guns then went to 1-1-1 Nation. That battle lasted 3:45 p.m. Yale then meets Imlay City at 4:30 p.m;
with an 8-0 loss to Old three and a half hours Capac challenges Imlay City a 5:15 p.m; and Capac
Line on Tuesday, July 2. before a victor was decid- faces Lapeer at 6 p.m.
Later that day, the ed.
Michigan Young Guns “I am extremely proud
bounced back with an of this group of young
11-1 triumph against the men,” Michigan Young
Knights, out of New York. Guns Coach Wayne Smith
That was followed by said. “They gave me
a 5-2 setback to everything they had with
Diamondbacks. temperatures reaching
Photo by Jwssica Affer

Those outcomes over 100 degrees and turf


earned the Michigan temps hitting 160,” he
Young Guns the number noted.
three seed entering “As their coach I could
Thursday’s elimination not have asked for more.”
Michigan Young Guns player Blake Kapron round.
looks to score in tournament action.
It was there the Young Guns page 19

Attack are champions once again


By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

TRI-CITY AREA —
Photo by Kevin Kissane

The Attack 14U softball


team claimed a first at the
USA Softball ‘B’
Tournament June 27-30 in
Clarkston.
The squad went 6-0 en Dryden standout Brenden Knuth will take his
route to the top placing, the talents to Ferris State University next school
third straight year they year, running track and cross country.
have accomplished the

Knuth to run
feat.
Devin Johnston
(Almont), Savanna Clark
(St. Clair), Elly Schapman
Photo brovided

at Ferris State
(Almont), Avery Woodard
(Marysville), Olivia
Malcolm (Almont) and
Kendall Roszczewski Attack 14U softball took first at the USA Softball ‘B’ Tournament recent-
(Almont) led the team at ly. They are front (L to R) Taylor Dinda, Erin Seros, Lindsey McGann,
the plate. They logged Avery Woodard and Elly Schapman; and back Chloe Bruman, Savanna By Kevin Kissane furnished seconds at the
Clark, Katie Witkowski, Kendall Roszczewski, Myah McLean, Devin Tri-City Times Sports Editor Brown City Invitational,
Attack page 19 Johnston, Olivia Malcolm and Lindsey Wilson. Hatchet Invitational in Bad
DRYDEN —Dryden’s Axe, the Almont Foxes and
Brenden Knuth will con- Hounds Invitational and

Hill inks pact with Rochester College


tinue his running pursuits Ubly Invitational; claimed
with the Ferris State third at the 51st Annual
University Holly/Duane Raffin
m e n ’ s Festival of Races and 36th
By Kevin Kissane May 21. Shake Off the Rust cross coun- Annual Linden Classic;
Tri-City Times Sports Editor She also Invitational. try and generated a ninth at the
registered a Those accomplish- track teams Birch Run Early
DRYDEN — Dryden’s fifth at the ments landed her a spot on during the Invitational; plus provided
Caitlyn Hill inked a pact to D a v i s o n the Tri-City Times All-Area upcoming an 11th (earning All-State
become a part of the Twilight first team lineup. 2019-20 accolades) at the Division 4
Rochester Classic; fur- Hill also joined forces campaign. state meet hosted by
College nished a sixth with Erin Boettcher, Erin He is Michigan International
w o m e n ’s at the USA Paton and Jodie Adams to coming off Knuth Speedway in Brooklyn.
track team Invitational; form a highly successful a senior His name also appeared
recently. obtained a 800 relay squad. They year which saw him excel on the Tri-City Times All-
She is seventh at a posted a season-best time as Dryden’s top cross coun- Area first team lineup at
Flint Beecher- of 1:53.89, paving the try runner. There he regis- season’s end.
coming off
tered a Tri-City best time of When spring rolled
Hill a senior based Division way to Tri-City Times All-
16:38.6 en route to an around, Knuth continued to
campaign 4 regional; Area second team acco- eighth Saturday, September succeed.
which saw wound up lades. 29 at the Wagener County He was at his best com-
her log many impressive eighth at the She competed in the Park Invitational. peting in the 3200-meter
finishes. Auburn C. 200 and 400-meter dashes Knuth also took firsts run, supplying a clocking
Hill’s top event was P e r k i n s as well this spring, check- at the Lapeer County Meet of 10:24.36 for 11th at the
the 100-meter dash where Memorial ing in with respective times hosted by North Branch Division 4 state finals in
she logged a season-best Invitational in of 28.37 seconds and High School; the Mayville Hudsonville.
clocking of 13.69 seconds, Webberville; 1:07.4. Those performanc- High School-based North Knuth also registered a
good for second at the plus added a Dryden’s Caitlyn Hill is off and es earned her Tri-City Central Thumb League first at the Mayville-based
Mayville-based NCTL 10th at the running in a relay race this spring. Times All-Area honorable Meet and at a Deckerville-
League Meet on Tuesday, Davison-based She will run at Rochester College. mention plaudits. based Division 4 regional; Knuth page 19
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Foster Oilers capture


top finish in Port Huron
By Kevin Kissane left them with a 2-1 mark Clair), Brooklyn Evans
Tri-City Times Sports Editor heading in to Sunday’s (Marysville), Julia
bracket play action. Schweihofer (St. Clair),
TRI-CITY AREA — It was there Foster Lauren Creon (Richmond),
Foster Oilers 14U softball Oilers registered a 13-4 Piper Clark (Richmond),
squad earned a first-place quarterfinal win over Olivia Schmaus
showing June 29-30 at the Krash and a 13-3 semifinal (Chesterfield), Meghan
Blue Water Bash victory against Vengeance. Winston (Marysville),
Tournament in Port Huron. That landed them a Olivia Theut (Richmond),
spot in the title tilt where Emma Curtis (Marysville),

Photo provided
The team started their
tournament stint Saturday, Lac St. Clair Stealers pro- Kara Miller (Marysville)
June 29 with a 7-6 setback vided their opposition. and Alexis Miller
to Lac St. Clair Stealers. When the final out was (Marysville) helped Foster
Foster Oilers then registered, Foster Oilers Oilers secure a top finish. The Foster Oilers 14U softball team won the Blue Water Bash. They are
bounced back with an 11-1 left the field with a 7-3 They were coached by front (L to R) Meghan Winston, Olivia Theut, Emma Curtis, Kara Miller
win against Mid Michigan triumph to their credit. Nicole Clark with assis- and Alexis Miller; and back assistant coach Kevin Caperton, Lainey
Hang Tuf and a 3-2 victory Jaya Forti (Imlay tance from Kevin Pavlov, Brooklyn Evans, Jaya Forti, Julia Schweihofer, Lauren Creon,
over Edge Fastpitch. That City), Lainey Pavlov (St. Caperton. Piper Clark, Olivia Schmaus and and coach Nicole Clark.

Oilers win title in


Lake Orion tourney
By Kevin Kissane in Lake Orion. with an 11-0 win over Edge
Tri-City Times Sports Editor The team began their 6.
successful tournament run Saturday, June 8 would
TRI-CITY AREA — with a 5-2 triumph against see Foster Oilers secure a
The Foster Oilers 12U soft- Ice 11U Lopez on Friday, 17-0 victory against
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Attack 16U softball Attack: Team captures a first place


from page 17

winds up 3-1 respective averages of .688,


.619, .579, .500 and .462 en
route.
Myah McLean (North
Branch) and Malcolm
ing chores for the squad.
Chloe Bruman (North
Branch), Lindsey Wilson
(Almont), Taylor Dinda
(Lake Orion), Lindsey
Katie Witkowski (Utica)
and Erin Seros (St. Clair)
joined them on the first
place team. They were
coached by Lane and Ray
By Kevin Kissane over Rockford Krush and a Caudillo (Imlay City), (Almont) handled the pitch- McGann (Sterling Heights), Johnston.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 12-10 triumph against Port Grace Johnson (Almont),
Huron Predators. Sarah Hall (Almont),
TRI-CITY AREA — That earned the team a Kayla Rossen (Imlay City),
The Attack 16U softball quarterfinal round assign- Emma Sellers (Imlay
team went 3-1 at the NSA ment Sunday versus City), Grace Schriber
Firecracker XPlosion Windsor Wildcats. (Imlay City), Emily
Tournament last Saturday When the final scores Ludescher (North Branch),
and Sunday in Port Huron. were added up, Windsor Amy Ludescher (North
The team began tour- Wildcats advanced with a Branch) and Kieryn
nament action Saturday 7-6 win. McLean (Armada) helped
with a 12-6 win against Abigail Thibodeau Attack 16U softball squad
Lady Pride. That was fol- (Imlay City), Meriah to a 3-1 tournament show-
lowed by a 6-3 victory Mason (Capac), Seaanna ing.

Photoprovided
Attack 14U took fourth place in Midland. They are front (L to R) Olivia
Malcolm, Lindsey Wilson, Taylor Dinda, Lindsey McGann and Elly
Schapman, and back Erin Seros, Devin Johnston, Myah McLean, Avery
Woodard, Katie Witkowski and Savanna Clark; Kendall Roszczewski
and Chloe Bruman are not pictured.

Attack 14U nets fourth in Midland


By Kevin Kissane Midland. (Lake Orion), Savana Clark
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Olivia Malcolm (St. Clair), Avery Woodard
(Almont) and Myah McLean (Marysville) and Lindsey
TRI-CITY AREA — (North Branch) led the Wilson (Almont) proved the
Attack 14U softball team Attack 14U team on the squad’s toughest outs. They
Photo by Jessica Affer

registered a fourth-place mound. registered respective hitting


showing at the NSA ‘B’ Devin Johnston clips of .682, .615, .583,
Tournament July 21-23 in (Almont), Taylor Dinda .560 and .474 along the way.

Michigan Young Guns infielder Gavin Dempz (L) awaits the umpire’s call
during action last week at the Tidal Wave Tourney in Myrtle Beach.

Young Guns:
Play in Myrtle Beach
from page 17
Landon Kruse (Almont), Blake Kapron
(Almont), Gavin Dempz (Almont), Dylan
Belan (Imlay City), Daniel Patrias (Brown
City), Blake Wiltse (Brown City), Shane
Williams (Lapeer), Preston Allis (Davison),
Dominik Dortch (Davison), Cameron Maybe
Photo provided

Photo provided

(Davison), Nolan Hoffman (Davison), Casey


Wagner (Davison) and Zack Adkins
(Frankenmuth) comprised the roster of the
Michigan Young Guns. Blake Kapron won the Home
Run Derby at the Tidal Wave Attack 14U placed second in Canton. They are front (L to R) Taylor
Smith was assisted by Mark Dempz, Tom Dinda, Avery Woodard, Myah McLean, Olivia Malcolm, Elly Schapman
Moore and Don Wiltse. Tournament in South Carolina.
and Savanna Clark; and back Lindsey Wilson, Chloe Bruman, Devin
Johnston, Lindsey McGann, Katie Witkowski and Kendall Roszczewski.

Knuth: Takes talents to Ferris State


from page 17
Attack 14U second in Canton
By Kevin Kissane led the Attack 14U squad Branch), Myah McLean
North Central Thumb He also joined forces first at the USA Invitational; Tri-City Times Sports Editor on the mound. (North Branch), Savana
League Meet; took second with Ronny Hudson, Reed obtained seconds at the Savanna Clark (St. Clark (St. Clair), Avery
at a Division 4 regional Hall and Ethan Rozanski to Mayville-based North TRI-CITY AREA — Clair), Elly Schapman Woodard (Marysville),
hosted by Flint Beecher; form the Tri-City Area’s Central Thumb League The Attack 14U softball (Almont), Lindsey Wilson Taylor Dinda (Lake Orion),
wound up third at the swiftest 3200 relay quartet. Meet; garnered a fourth at squad took second place at (Almont) and Malcolm fur- Lindsey McGann (Sterling
Auburn C. Perkins The team was at their the Davison Twilight USSSA “A’ Tournament nished their top plate cre- Heights), Katie Witkowski
Memorial Invitational in quickest Tuesday, May 17 Classic; plus provided a this past week. dentials. (Utica) and Erin Seros (St.
Webberville; generated a when they took second with 19th at the Division 4 state The games were con- Schapman (Almont), Clair) helped make their
fifth at the Davison-based a time of 8:39.88 at a meet in Hudsonville. tested last Friday and Malcolm (Almont), Wilson first-place finish possible.
Shake Off the Rust Division 4 regional hosted Knuth made the Tri- Saturday in Canton. (Almont), Kendall They were directed to their
Invitational; plus contribut- by Flint Beecher High City Times All-Area lineup Olivia Malcolm Roszczewski (Almont), number one showing by
ed a ninth at the USA School. in both of those aformen- (Almont) and Myah Devin Johnston (Almont), coaches Lane and Ray
Invitational. Dryden also came in tioned events. McLean (North Branch) Chloe Bruman (North Johnston.

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Zimmerman competes for Roosevelt


By Kevin Kissane Course in Holy Cross paced the
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Lemont, 11-team field assembled

Photo provided
Illinois. with a 581. They were fol-
ALMONT — Former Zimmerman, lowed by Cardinal Stritch
Almont High School stand- a senior, University (596), Olivet
out Charlton Zimmerman pulled up Nazarene (604), Governors Young Guns 15U players Jake Rinke, Travis Fuller, Caleb Jarvis, Blake Campbell,
teed it up for the Roosevelt f o u r t h State University (616), St. Antonio Soto, Domininic Schierlinger, Blake Bunch, Mathew Dwyer, Grant
University men’s golf team a m o n g Ambrose (620), Roosevelt Roberson, Lucas Primeaue Brock Conger and coaches Joe Schierlinger, Matt
at the Chicagoland Roosevelt Zimmerman University (628), St. Xavier Rinke, Brian Bunch and Shane Campbell pose for a photo after winning a title.
Collegiate Athletic University of Illinois (641), St. Francis
Conference Championship
recently.
The tournament was
contested April 29-30 at the
(Chicago, Illinois) golfers
and 43rd overall with a 169
over 36 holes. His effort
included an opening round
of Illinois (649), Judson
University (650), Trinity
Christian (671) and Indiana
University-South Bend
Young Guns claim 15U championship
famed Dubsdread Golf 83 and a closing round 86. (678). By Kevin Kissane assistance from Dominic five hits apiece.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Schierlinger. They allowed Antonio Soto (four) and
two total hits, struck out 10 Bunch (three) supplied the

Whitney goes 1-1 for Wright State


TRI-CITY AREA — and issued five walks along top RBI outputs for Michigan
The Michigan Young Guns the way. Young Guns.
15U baseball team claimed a Grant Roberson, Mat Dwyer (two) plus
first-place finish June 21-23 Dwyer, Blake Bunch, Blake Roberson, Soto and
By Kevin Kissane It was there Whitney, a Anna Daniel Fuentes in at the Saginaw Sugar Beets Campbell and Jake Rinke all Schierlinger (one each) con-
Tri-City Times Sports Editor sophomore, joined forces sixth singles action that day, Tournament. had hits for the winning tributed pitching wins to the
with Luisa Pelayo for a 6-2 dropping a 3-6, 3-6 verdict. The team began tourna- Michigan Young Guns side. Michigan Young Guns’
IMLAY CITY — The triumph against Alex Belle With the outcome, ment action Friday, June 21 Schierlinger, Travis cause.
Wright State University and Anna Daniel Fuentes. Wright State improved to with a 12-3 win against Fuller and Roberson led the Caleb Jarvis and Brock
w o m e n ’s Whitney also faced 16-14 this season. Saginaw Sugar Beets. Michigan Young Guns Conger rounded out the
tennis team, Later that day, Michigan offensive attack for the tour- championship roster for the
which lists Young Guns secured a 3-1 nament. They finished with Michigan Young Guns.
I m l a y victory over Flushing
C i t y ’ s Raiders.
G r a c e
Whitney on
its roster,
The team then registered
a 3-2 triumph against Kurek
Tool, before dropping a 5-1
McKillop ends her career with Olivet
picked up a verdict to Corunna Cavaliers By Kevin Kissane College’s
Whitney 4-2 win on Saturday, June 22. Tri-City Times Sports Editor cause.
against The Michigan Young O l i v e t
Guns then bounced back IMLAY CITY — College
Milwaukee in the quarterfi- Sunday, June 23 with a 3-1 Dominique McKillop, an ended the
nals of the Horizon League win over Michigan Sugar Imlay City High School 2019 cam-
Tournament on Friday, Beets. graduate, completed her paign as
April 26. That was followed by final season with the Olivet owners of
Photo provided

The Schwartz Tennis 3-2 victory against Kurek College softball team McKillop a 19-17
Center, located on the cam- Tool, assuring the team of a recently. overall
pus of Purdue University in top tournament placing. This spring the senior mark. That included an
West Lafayette, Indiana, Lucas Primeau got the utility player contributed 8-8 showing as far as con-
served as the tournament Wright State doubles teammates Luisa Pelayo win for Michigan Young one sacrifice hit, one RBI ference clashes are con-
venue. (L) and Grace Whitney (R) celebrate a point. Guns, prevailing with relief and one walk to Olivet cerned.

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