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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

142nd Volume - Issue No. 27

Chiefs exit raising questions

Almont officials re-evaluating department, job descriptions
By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

ALMONT The recent resignation of

Police Chief Pat Nael is leading to speculation about his sudden and unexpected departure.
Nael, who had served as Almonts chief
since March 2008, resigned last Tuesday,
June 21, following a closed session meeting
of the Almont Village Council.

Because Naels contract was scheduled

to expire on June 21, it was expected that the
village would enter into another one-year
contract with the chief.
However, the council voted 6-1with
Tim Dyke dissentingnot to enter into
another contract with the chief; after which
Nael tendered his resignation, effective
Council President Steve Schneider did
not cite specific reasons for not renewing

the chiefs contract, other than to say certain

information had come to the attention of the
Big payout to chief
While there was not support for a new
contract, village manager Sarah Moyer-Cale
said the council agreed to award Nael sixmonths pay ($30,000) and another $12,000
in compensation for unused paid time off.
Schneider described the payout as a
gift to the former chief for his years of

Moyer-Cale confirmed that the council
was not obligated by contract to award Nael
the money, but chose to do so.
The former chief was receiving $60,000
per year, along with contractual provisions
not to include medical benefits.
Moyer-Cale said Naels resignation provides an opportunity for the village to reQuestions page 4-A

Bought, sold in Capac

Tosch family donates rare buggy to historical museum
By Maria Brown

Photo by Maria Brown

Tri-City Times Assistant Editor

A two-person Hercules buggy, dating back to 1910, was donated by the Tosch
family to the Capac Historical Society.

CAPAC The Capac

Museum is the proud new
owner of a century-old buggy.
The Tosch family recently donated the 1910 Hercules
buggy, sold by Capacs own
Lang Brothers, to the historical society.
Its in need of restoration
but society members are
eager to put it on display once
thats complete.
Its going to be in nice
shape once it gets fixed,
Society President John Grzyb

said, noting that he hopes to

find a craftsman within the
nearby Amish community to
assist with the work.
It will eventually go on
display in the depot.
Grzyb said hes only seen
one other buggy like it in
Michigan and guesses there
are just a few left in existence.
The buggy bears the name
of both Hercules, a buggy
manufacturer based in
Evansville, Indiana, and Lang
Bros., the Capac business that
sold buggies, wagons, farm
implements are more from its

facility at Main and Meier

Roxann Mills, historical
society member, notes that
according to a company
advertisement in the Capac
Journal in 1910, buggies
could be purchased for $40 to
$75 each.
The Capac business, originally owned by the Warn
family, began as a wagon
shop in 1865. Charles Lang
purchased it in the late 1880s
and his brother, John, became
a partner in 1902. Charless
Buggy page 4-A

Little Miss 1996

is still a winner

Former Blueberry Pageant queen

earns Teacher of the Year award

RosaLeigh, who earned the Little Miss

crown at the tender age of 8 20 years ago,
was recently named Teacher of the Year
by Aubrees restaurants. She earned a
IMLAY CITY Is Little Miss
$100 gift certificate to the popular chain,
Blueberry of 1996 still a winner all these
but finds greater value in the fact that she
20 years later?
was nominated by members of the Grand
Have the pigeonsor better said,
Blanc community where she and her husdoves in Imlay Citycome home to
band Gregoryalso an Imlay City High
The answer to both questions is yes, School graduatelive.
When we were in the restaurant the
if youre talking about RosaLeigh
last time, I saw an item that mentioned
(Vedolich) Johnson and her parents, Paul
you could nominate a teacher of the year,
and Laurie Vedolich.
says RosaLeighs mom Laurie. I shared it
on social media and it turns out she got a
whole bunch of nominations.
Those nominations added up to a win
for RosaLeigh, who teaches at Hyatt
Elementary in the Linden Community
School District in Genesee County.
As for the pigeons, uhm, doves coming home to roost...thats another
Blueberry Festival related win for those
in attendance at the opening ceremonies.
RosaLeighs parents Laurie and Paul operate Emanuels Dove Release. The business, named after Pauls father, has been
releasing doves at the festival kick-off for
the past several years.
This is all really great because were
lifetime Imlay City residents, Laurie
From home schooling
to top teacher
The theme of the 1996 Little Miss
Blueberry Pageant when RosaLeigh
1996 earned her crown was Pretty Little Angel
RosaLeigh (Vedolich) Johnson with Eyes, a 1961 hit song by American singer
Teacher of Year award and gift cer- Curtis Lee.

tificate recently received from
Winner page 4-A

By Catherine Minolli

Photo Provided

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Tri-City Times Editor

Veterans line up for information at Free Veterans Day during last years
EasternMichigan State Fair. Veterans will be admitted free at this years Fair
on Thurs., July 28.

Free veterans day

returning to Fair
Veterans admitted free on Thursday, July 28th
By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

the traditional Fourth of July
celebration now behind us,
local families can look ahead
to other family-friendly
events on the horizon.
One such event is the
2016 Eastern Michigan State
Fair, which returns to the fairgrounds in Imlay City on July
Last year, an estimated
28,000 paid visitors passed
through the fairgrounds turnstiles, and another 10,000 participants were admitted free.

Free day for veterans

Fair Manager Ian Kempf
noted that all active duty military personnel and veterans
will enjoy free admission to
the fair on Thursday, July 28.
The free admission day
for veterans is the result of a
collaboration that includes
the Lapeer County Veterans
Affairs Office, Eastern
Michigan Fair Board and
Kroger Foods of Imlay City,
which is again sponsoring and
funding the program.
Its the second year this
program is being offered to
our veterans, said Kempf.
We had a huge response last

Camp for kids


Skyline raising funds to host

Flint youths in August,
...see page 3-A

Help support special needs

youths for Victory Day

...see page 15-A

year and everyone wanted to

do it again. We feel its a great
way to honor our current military personnel and our veterans.
For veterans living in the
Lapeer area, the VA will provide free bus transportation
from Lapeer to the fairgrounds on July 28.
Also participating in the
program will be Imlay City
VFW and American Legion
members, along with representatives from Lapeer
Countys Vietnam Veterans of
America (VVA) organization.
Veterans day page 4-A


Police and fire briefs . . .

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Tuesday morning when, due to a medical emergency, she lost control of her vehicle on east- will be conducting the 2016
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The driver crawled to the edge of the interstate where a passerby saw her and code. Trained staff will idencalled police. She was transported to McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital by Lapeer tify themselves calling on
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Skyline needs a financial

boost for Flint kids camp
By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

ALMONT A local
effort to provide Flint children with a unique and funfilled summer camping experience is in need of a financial boost.
In March, the staff at
Almonts Skyline Camp &
Retreat Center announced a
plan to host 85 youngsters
impacted by the Flint water
Though the contaminated
water issue is no longer in the
headlines, its impact on children who consumed heavy
doses of lead in their drinking water could have lasting
consequences for them and
their families.
At the height of the Flint
debacle, Skyline Director
Matt Henry, his staff and
executive board met to hatch

a plan to support, encourage

and inspire some of that
beleaguered citys youngsters.
What they decided was to
provide up to 85 boys and
girls, ages 7-12, a week-long
campout at Skyline Camp &
Retreat Center, whose focus
would be to connect them
with nature.
By partnering with some
Flint-based community organizations, Henry said they
were able to identify 85 children who could most benefit
from the experience.
While everyone liked and
supported the idea of setting
aside a week in August to
host Flint children, funding
such an ambitious endeavor
would prove costly.
The estimated cost of
housing, feeding and entertaining 85 youngsters for one

week at the campgrounds

will be about $35,000.
A community-wide fundraiser in support of the campout for Flint kids began
well, with more than $5,000
being donated to the cause
early on; the bulk of it from
sizeable donations from local
attorney Eric Flinn and the
Hughes family.
Since then, however,
donations have slowed to a
trickle, resulting in only
about 30 percent of the
amount needed to house 85
In an effort to re-kickstart
the fundraising effort, Flinn
has been contacting local
churches, soliciting donations for the project.
In the last couple of
days, I have written to all of
the churches in both the
Village and Township of

Website photos

Campaign to host 85 children only 30 percent funded

Youngsters enjoy a variety of fun camping activities at Skyline in Almont.

Camp officials are raising funds to host 85 Flint youths in August.
Almont, inviting their members to participate through
donations, Flinn said.
Hes also not letting his
fellow attorneys off the hook,
noting that he is also soliciting donations from the
It will be great if all 85
camp spots can be financed,

Flinn added. Regardless,

Skylines Board of Directors,
Matt Henry and the camps
staff are to be commended
for their compassion and
For more information or
to make a donation, call the
campgrounds at 810-7988240.
Online donations may be

made at:

campforflint or at Skylines
website: www.campskyline.
Donation checks should
be designated for the August
Camp for Flint Children and
can be mailed to: Skyline
Camp & Retreat Center, 5650
Sandhill Rd., Almont MI,

Blueberry Stomp moves

to an evening start time
By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

are currently underway for the
2016 running of Imlay Citys
Blueberry Stomp.
Sponsored again by the
Imlay City Rotary Club, the
traditional 5K Fun Run will
kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday,
July 22.
The event coincides with
the 2016 Imlay City Blueberry
Festival, which takes place on
Friday and Saturday, July
Participants may register
online at: or by acquiring
a paper registration at the
Imlay City Offices.
Registration fees are $20
per person. Youngsters may

take part in an accompanying

Kids Fun Run for $10.
Early registrants will
receive event shirts and other
goodies. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in various
The event will be professionally timed by Fast Dog
Race Timing.
Rotarian Mike Guerin said
this years Blueberry Stomp
has been moved to the evening
in an effort to increase participation.
The event traditionally
draws about 100 people and we
were down to 75 last year,
saidGuerin. We just wanted
to change things up a little to
see if we can get more people
He added that adult participants will be invited to refresh

themselves at the Rotary Club

beer tent post event.
Guerin reminded that all
proceeds from the Blueberry
Stomp will go to the Imlay
City Rotary Club, which in
turn provides financial support
and assistance to numerous
community projects and
Blueberry Stomp registration information is currently
available at: or by contacting Michael Guerin via
e-mail at: michaelguerin34@
Blueberry Committee
In a related matter, there
will be a Blueberry Festival
Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at
the Imlay City offices.
Plans are underway for

File photo

2016 5K run/walk slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22

Participants hit the streets during last years Blueberry Stomp 5K in Imlay.
the 2016 Blueberry Festival,
says Imlay City Chamber of
Commerce Director, Ann
We need many volunteers
for the festival, said Hintz.
We will be posting a sign-up
sheet for anyone who can spare
a few hours during the event on
July 22-23.
If you are interesting in
helping out, call Ann Hintz at
the Chamber of Commerce
office at 810-724-1361.

Library millage renewal on ballot

Goodland officials hope voters again say yes to .90 mil proposal
By Catherine Minolli
Tri-City Times Editor

The little library with big
activities, information, and
history has become a popular
mainstay for township residents.
Library officials are hoping those residents will show
their approval with a yes
vote on the millage renewal
proposal that will appear on
the August 9th primary ballot.
The proposal calls for a
renewal of the previously
approved levy of .90 mil (90
cents on each $1,000 of taxable value) against all taxable
property within the township
for a period of five years
The funds would be used
for continued operation of the
library, and if approved, the
millage would raise about
$52,000 in 2016.

The building housing the

library is more than 140 years
old and was originally the
Goodland Township Hall.
After being shuttered in
2010 as by alleged problems
related to the buildings interior, dedicated members of
the community and public
officials advocated for the
librarys departure from the
Lapeer Library District. The
measure was approved by
voters in 2011.
The building was refurbished and deemed problemfree. In 2013, the library reopened its doors and has since
housed hundreds of books,
movies, CDs, audio books,
puzzles, games and many
items donated by the public.
Computer access is also available at the library
The library hosts programs for people of all ages,
and provides a quiet place for
study and/or reading enjoy-

A summer reading program for youths is underway,
and young people can also
meet and mingle with a variety of PBS characters like
Curious George and the Cat
in the Hat. Entertaining and
exciting shows are also
offered at the library, including storytellers, a yo-yo
enthusiast, Frisbee acrobats
and magic shows.
The library has a fully
automated system that allows
patrons to see what materials
are available and to reserve
and renew books.
An eBook subscription
service is planned for the
future, as is joining the
MeLCat for material sharing
around the state.
Michigan authors have
also been hosted at the library,
including Judith Anders, who
has discussed the Octagon

Imlay Schools to seek sinking fund

1.25 mill proposal to appear on Nov. ballot
By Maria Brown

Tri-City Times Assistant Editor


school district will ask voters
to consider a sinking fund proposal on the November 8 ballot.
At their June 27 meeting,
board members gave the okay
to place a four-year, 1.25 mills
measure before residents this
If approved, the sinking
fund would generate approxi-

mately $468,000 in 2017, the

first year it would be collected. Over four years, the district would see $1.9 million to
be used for various infrastructure projects on school propertyeverything from repairing and replacing parking lots
and sidewalks to purchasing
new windows and doors for
school buildings.
Board Vice President Greg
Dennis said the list of projects
touches every part of the district....every building.

President Sharon Muir

said district leaders feel its
time to address facility
improvements that are long
overdue without having to
sacrifice general fund monies
that are intended for use in the
In recent years, neighboring districts have had success
in passing sinking fund proposals. Earlier this year, residents in the Dryden School
district approved a .75, threeyear measure and in 2014,
Almont saw a one mill, nineyear sinking fund approved.

Townships own Dr. Bruce

Rubenstein, who has discussed baseball and Michigan
History and genealogy
programs are also regularly
offered at the Goodland Twp.
For more information
visit or call 810-7212110.
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The Lapeer County Veterans
Affairs (VA) office has
launched a second chapter of
its Vet to Vet Support
Group; this one designed to
assist veterans who are incarcerated in the Lapeer County
VADirector Edward Ronders
believes a support group for
jailed veterans will benefit
the sometimes forgotten segment of the population.
We feel this is a needed
resource for veterans who
have legal difficulties in their
life, and were happy to fill a
gap in services, said
Ronders. Even if we can
help just one veteran, it is
worth the effort.
The creation of the second Vet to Vet program for
incarcerated veterans also
has the support of Lapeer
Kalanquin and Undersheriff
Bob Rapson.
Kalanquin said he is anxious to get the group up-andrunning and is confident it
can be a valuable tool for
veterans on the verge of making the transition to lives of
We feel this is an excellent opportunity to assist veterans who may need some
help at this time in their
lives, said Kalanquin.
The group convened for
the first time on June 8, and
appeared to be well-received
by all parties.
Rapson pointed out that
the currently incarcerated
veterans are spending time in
jail for various crimes
Usually, it is for alcohol/
drug issues that are either the
primary arrest, or they commit assaults because they are

high; along with domestic

abuse, thefts and everything
under the sun, Rapson said.
We had the first meeting
with four inmates who are
vets, and it went very well,
he continued. With the help
of Ed Ronders, they spent
time working out the details
of the program.
Ronders noted that the
newly-formed support group
will focus on multiple topics,
but all of specific interest to
incarcerated veterans.
We will explain to veterans the benefits theyre
entitled to, so they can utilize
those tools upon their
release, said Ronders.
Perhaps even before.
Such things as medical
care, mental health counseling and substance abuse and
addiction, Ronders continued. We want to let them
know of the community
resources that exist to help
The most important
aspect of the Vet to Vet program, said Ronders, is that
they will be able to draw support from their fellow veterans.
Theres a vast network
of fellow vets and veteran
resources out there, said
Ronders. Veterans are more
likely to open up to other
We can refer them to
other available veteran-centric programs they can utilize
after their release, he added.
And well let them know
about our monthly support
group and counseling programs.
In addition to the Lapeer
County VA and Sheriffs
Department, representatives
from Community Mental
Health and Michigan Rehab
Services will participate in
the weekly, confidential support group sessions.

Inmates at the Lapeer County Jail will be beneficiaries of a new VA program that is designed to assist
them in finding employment and needed resources as they make the transition from incarceration to life
on the outside.

Photo by Tom Wearing

By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

Photo provided

Lapeer County VA office launches

program to help jailed vets

Village officials are taking another look at the role of the police department in the wake of personnel

Questions: Almont re-evaluates role of police dept.

from page 1-A
evaluate the police department and specific job descriptions within the department.
Tim Dyke, council vice
president, said the police
departments job descriptions
have not been addressed
since 1996, and require
updating so they are applicable to modern-day law
Though no specific time
line has been established, the
village will initiate a search
to fill the vacant full-time
chiefs post.
Dyke said the village will
consider in-house candidates,
but the search will extend to
include the greater lawenforcement community.
We want to ensure that
we get the best possible candidate for the position, said
Martin assumes duties
In the aftermath of Naels
sudden departure, Police Sgt.

Andrew Martin will assume

the job of overseeing the
department, which includes
six full-time and five parttime officers.
In recent years and
months, the Almont department has lost veteran officers
Robert Parsell (retired), John
Morse (left) and Mark Bosma
Bosma matter in limbo
Sgt. Bosmas dismissal
from the department has yet
to be explained and his future
status is now in the hands of
an arbitrator.
Bosma was recently
granted an arbitration hearing
after filing a grievance with
the village pertaining to his
Bosma was dismissed
from the department on
October 6, 2015. At the time,
police and village officials
said they could not disclose
specific information pertaining to the matter.

Photo provided

Veterans day: Free event

for veterans at 2016 Fair
Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin and Veterans
Affairs Director Edward Ronders discuss the various components of assistance program.

Howell hosts local office hours

TRI-CITY AREA State Rep. Gary Howell,
R-North Branch, will host the two informal gatherings on
Thursday, July 14. Howell will meet with constituents at
the Silver Grill Family Restaurant, 535 N. Cedar St.,
Imlay City, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. He will also be at
Hungry Dans Restaurant, 195 W. Genesee St., Lapeer,
from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in discussing
issues, questions or concerns with Howell is encouraged
to attend. No appointment necessary. All are welcome. If
youre unable to attend, Howell may be reached at 517373-1800, by email to, or by
mail at S-1186 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014,
Lansing, MI 48909.

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We especially want to
acknowledge the generosity
and participation of Kroger,
said Kempf. Without their
involvement, we could not
offer this program.
Kempf said this years fair
will include various traditional
attractions along with some
new features.
Among the daily offerings
will be a fair midway by
Arnold Amusements; Circus
Pages, featuring an aerial show
and white lions; the Miracle
of Life, sponsored by Lapeer
Countys FFA organization;
Alligator World; and nightly
Grandstand entertainment.
Tuesdays (July 26)
Grandstand event will be a
Rodeo at 7 p.m., sponsored by
Dick Coulter, Inc.
On Wednesday (July 27),

OReilly Auto Parts will sponsor a Monster Truck Show,

starting at 7 p.m.
Thursdays (July 28)
Grandstand event will feature
the popular Superman
Motocross at 7 p.m., sponsored by Ray Cs of Lapeer.
Fridays (July 29) attendees will be treated to an Auto
Cross Bump-N-Run at 7 p.m.,
sponsored by Coulter Real
Finally, on Saturday, July
30, Novaks Supply &
Equipment will sponsor the
always popular Demolition
Derby, also at 7 p.m.
The Eastern Michigan
State Fair will run daily from
noon-11 p.m.
Admission will be $15 per
person Tuesday through
Thursday. Admission will be
$20 per person on Friday and

Buggy: Historic piece

donated to museum
from page 1-A
son, Elmer, assumed operations in 1922 following his
fathers death and in the mid
50s a three-way partnership
was formed between Elmer
and his sons, Carl and Jim.
The business closed in the
According to a 1920s

company invoice in the

museums collection, Lang
Bros. Vehicles and Farm
Implements also sold oils,
twine, rope, wind mills,
pumps, sleighs, cutters,
scales, stock food and ladders
and were agents for
McCormick binders, mowers
and rakes.

According to the villages

labor attorney, Brandon
Fournier of Birmingham,
Bosma is seeking reinstatement to his former full-time
position, along with back pay
dating back to his dismissal.
Fournier said the arbitration hearing has already taken
place, but it could be 30-60
days before the arbitrator
Arbitration is not always
a rapid-fire process, said
Fournier. It can take time.
Tim Dyke also said he
could not discuss the circumstances leading up to Bosmas
dismissal, nor the status of
the ongoing arbitration.
rumors circulating about
the matter should not neces-

sarily be considered as being

Its all part of an ongoing process, said Dyke. It
would not be prudent to speak
about or give details at this
Moyer-Cale reported that
the approved general fund
expenditures for the police
department are $474,064 for
the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Additionally, approved
equipment fund expenditures
to the police department for
the current fiscal year are
Moyer-Cale added that
Almont Township currently
compensates the Village of
Almont $338,145 for fulltime police coverage for
township residents.

Winner: Little Miss 1996

is Teacher of the Year
from page 1-A
Laurie remembers the participants were all dressed up
like little angels, and when
the winner was announced,
Lees song played in the
It was just really fun for
RosaLeigh to learn all the
dances with the other contestants, and to participate in
general, Laurie says. We
were home schooling at the
time, so the pageant was a
nice, social thing for her. We
were all so excited and surprised when she won. It was
just wonderful.
The very next year, 1997,
RosaLeighs sister Sarah was
crowned runner-up in the
Little Miss Blueberry
RosaLeigh went on to
graduate from Imlay City
High School in 2005. After
obtaining her bachelors
degree, she was selected for
the Teach for America program, a nonprofit aimed at
making a positive impact in
education by encouraging all
students, regardless of socioeconomic demographics, to
reach their full potential.
RosaLeigh continues to
do so at Hyatt Elementary,
where she hosted actress and
community activist Melissa
Gilbert for her students.
Melissa Gilbert was living in Howell at the time,
and RosaLeigh always read
the Little House on the
Prairie series to her students,
so last year she wrote to Ms.
Gilbert, Laurie says. She
came to the classroom and
visited with the students, and

gave them a signed copy of

her book. Melissa Gilbert
even made her own special
recipe of guacamole for all
of us. It was fun.
RosaLeigh has also
reached into her pocketbook
and imagination to inspire
her students to reach their
full potential.
She created a program
called Cool Cash, where
students earn money for
good behavior. When they
behave badly, money is
deducted from their
Its really neat because
kids save up their money and
at the end of the year if
theyve earned so much
Cool Cash, they get to have
a picnic and a bowling day
with their teacher, Laurie
RosaLeighs students
were also treated to an
Aubrees Pizza Party when
she was named one of their
Teachers of the Year.
Big award,
small world
The Vedoliches are proud
of their daughters accomplishments, and find the timing of the Teacher of the
Year award and the connection to Imlay City serendipitous.
Whats so cool also is
that RosaLeigh graduated
with Mike and Matt Romine,
the local chefs at the
Mulefoot, and their class is
having their 10 year reunion
at the (Countryside) Banquet
Center, Laurie says. I
graduated with their mom,
Diana (Romine) in 1981.


Silver Grill hosts July 12

benefit for Lana Thorpe
By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

Photo by Tom Wearing

Customers at Silver Grill
Family Dining may have
noticed the absence of a
familiar face at the restaurant at 535 N. Cedar St.
(VanDyke) in Imlay City.
That face belongs to the
always smiling, friendly and
Imlay City firefighters secure the area around a major gas leak in the vicinity
effervescent Lana Thorpe, a
of Almont Ave. and Fourth Street on Thursday.
longtime waitress at the popular eatery.
Last August, Lana was
diagnosed with colon cancer
and received six weeks of
chemotherapy and radiation
later in the year.
Her tumor was removed
last December, requiring
Lana and her husband, Mike,
to spend the Christmas holidays away from their family
while she recovered from
By Tom Wearing
Meanwhile, the pungent Horton, so when they came surgery.
Tri-City Times Staff Writer
smell of natural gas could be into work we explained to In March of 2016, Lana
detected throughout the area. them what was going on and spent a week in the hospital
IMLAYCITY A By around 12:45 p.m. they understood and evacuat- for a bowel obstruction.
major gas leak Thursday Consumers Power workers ed.
During her hospitalizamorning, June 30, required arrived to shut off the gas and The affected area repre- tion, doctors ran tests and
the evacuation of several allow for repairs to be made. sents a portion of the site of discovered that the cancer
businesses and homes in the A short time later resi- an ongoing Almont Avenue had spread to her liver and
vicinity of Fourth Street and dents and business employees reconstruction and infrastrucAlmont Avenue.
were allowed to return to their ture project from Fourth
Imlay City firefighters respective locations.
Street north to Capac Road
were called to the scene at Horton said full natural (old M-21).
around 7:45 a.m., after work gas service was restored to The $903,000 project
crews in the area accidentally the affected businesses and includes the construction of
struck a natural gas line, cre- residences at about 2:45 p.m. new storm drains, curbs, gutating a six-inch hole.
He added that affected ters, sidewalks, driveway
Fire Chief Rick Horton business owners and residents approaches and a dedicated
said representatives from were very cooperative during lane for bicycles.
Consumers Power were noti- the outage.
The project is expected to
fied and the area was cor- Most businesses were be completed by early
doned off by firefighters.
not open at the time, said September.

Workers strike gas line

in downtown Imlay City

Homes, businesses evacuated around area

M o r e
r e c e n t l y,
after experie n c i n g
s e v e r e
pain, a mass
was found
on Lanas
right kidney,
requiring yet
more surgery to install a port to
accept future chemotherapy
treatments, which began in
Fundraiser on July 12
In an effort to assist Lana

and Mike with their escalating medical costs, friends

and family will host a
Benefit Dinner at the Silver
Grill from 4-9 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 12.
During that time, all of
the staffs tips, along with
donations from customers
and the public, will go to
benefit the Thorpe family.
Those who are unable to
attend the fundraiser may
still donate to the Thorpe
For questions or more
information, call Silver Grill
Family Dining at 810-7242300.

Benefit for Max Rodriguez

IMLAY CITY A Benefit Dinner for longtime
Imlay City Eagles member Max Sy Rodriguez will be
held at the Eagles Hall on Sunday, July 10 from 1-6 p.m.
The event includes a full Mexican dinner, including beverage and dessert. The cost is $8, and carryouts are available. Raffles and 50/50 drawings are also part of the fun.
For more information call Rosie Racine at 810-706-1037
and Tina Thomas at 586-295-9351. The Eagles Hall is
located at 170 S. Almont Avenue.

Summer Concert Series

Join us Tuesday, July 12 th, 7 pm at the

Lamb Steele Park (rain location Heritage Church) for

Rotary chicken dinner returns

By Catherine Minolli
Tri-City Times Editor

Thats not a put-down,
its the call youll hear from
Rotary Club members during this years Blueberry

After about a decade

hiatus, the Rotary Club is
making a return with their
popular grilled chicken dinner on Friday, July 22.
From 4-9 p.m., chefs
from Almonts Country
Smoke House will be
cooking up half-chickens
for hungry guests at the

The cost is $10 and
includes a half-chicken and
two side dishes. Carryouts
will also be available.
The Rotary Chicken
Bar-B-Que will take place
right next to the beverage
tent at the corner of Main
and Third streets downtown.

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Opinion Page
Our Opinion

Travel tips for a

safe summer vacation
Whether traveling across the state or the
country, the Michigan State Police urge residents to be well prepared during their summer
travels and offer the following tips to help
assure the vacation is a good one.
Before you leave:
Know all weather-related emergencies and
disasters that are common to your vacation
destination. And learn how weather warnings
are communicated in that area.
Know safe shelter locations and evacuation
routes at campgrounds, hotels or resorts.
Pack a travel-size emergency preparedness
kit that includes water, snacks, first aid kit, and
hand-crank flashlight and radio. Dont forget to
include prescription medications and baby formula, if needed.
Develop an emergency communications
plan for everyone traveling in your group.
Make sure everyone knows what to do in the
event of an emergency and designate an out-ofarea emergency contact in case your group is
Download American Red Cross mobile
apps to your smart phone. For more information, go to
During your trip:
Monitor the weather forecast along travel
routes at all times. Delay the trip if severe
weather is possible.
Have someone check on or take care of
your pets in case severe weather or a disaster
strikes while away.
Always keep your vehicles fuel tank
above half full. Power outages or severe
weather may prevent you from refueling.
Have a map and familiarize yourself with
the area of your destination. Do not rely on cell
phones or computers as your only navigation
Keep a vehicle preparedness kit in your car
at all times that includes a hand-crank radio,
hand-crank flashlight, cell phone charger, blanket and extra clothes, tire repair kit and pump,
flares, jumper cables and a call police or
help sign.
Happy and safe summer travels to all!

Letters to the Editor

Capac Days success thanks to sponsors

Capac Days 2016 was a
success. This event could
have never taken place without the following sponsors.
A huge thank you goes
out to: Capac State Bank,
Development, Keihin, Capac
Sav-Mor Pharmacy, TriCounty Bank, Frontier
Pirrone Produce, Witco Inc.,
Grand View Glass, Champions
Sports Bar and Grill, DeLacy
Real Estate, Holly Meadows
Golf Course, Chief Financial
& Accounting, One Way

McDonalds, Lynx Towing,
Fronneys Foods, Capac
Family Dentistry, State Farm,
Capac Family Medicine,
Seamless Gutters, Opificius
Farms, Louies Family
Restaurant, Family First
Health Care, DeerView Golf
Course, Kaatz Funeral Home,
Zumba by April Hoskey,
Armadillo Services, Lauwers
Hay and Alfalfa Farm, Dr.
Todd Grubb, Schultz Firearms,
Comfort Tan, Malear Depape

& Associates, Ron's Auto

Parts, Rising Stars Dance
Center, Bolday Dairy Farms,
T.G. Priehs, Milnes Auto
Group, MCB Performance,
Kiwanis Club of Almont,
Capac and Imlay City, Al
Parsch Oil, J&J Disposal,
Capac Lions Club, Mussey
Township and the Village of
Also to the volunteers and
contributors that gave their
time and effort to make sure
this event could be successful:
Capac Hardware, Dean
Hoskey, Matthew Schroeder,

Mary Rilley, Samantha

Ramirez, Kevin and Lisa Tice,
Amy Lauwers, Mike Lauwers,
Matthew Rilley, Kristy
Michaels, Greg Smith from
Capac DPW, Brian Miller,
Sheila McDonald, Chris
Hunsucker, Kim Maul, Jenny
Brenda, Art Malburg, Jeff
Kegler and Nadine Richards.
The committee hopes that
everyone who came enjoyed
themselves and we hope to
see everyone again next year!
Capac Days
Festival Committee

Capac all-night committee thank yous

While watching our 2016
Capac High School Seniors
enjoying themselves at their
Senior All Night Party at Joe
Dumars Fieldhouse, we realized that none of this would
have been possible had it not
been for all the hard work
done throughout the year.
So many wonderful hardworking parents and the generosity of our local businesses
made this night a success.
Therefore, a huge Thank
You to all that gave financial

support and to those who

gave their time and energy so
that our seniors would have a
safe and fun Graduation Day.
Thanks to: the Capac
Parents who volunteered,
Buffalo Wild Wings (Port
Huron), Capac Athletic
Boosters, Capac Youth
Baseball League, Champions
Sports Bar & Grill, Country
Smoke House, CSB Bank
Kersten DDS, Capac Family

Dentistry, Emmett Lions

Fronneys Foods, GassBecker Insurance Agency Inc.
(Capac), Great Clips (Imlay
City), Greg McConnell, State
Farm Insurance Agent,
Hideaway Bowling Lanes,
Justin Bullock Foundation,
McDonalds (Capac), Milnes
Auto Group, Nails by Stacey,
Olive Garden (Port Huron),
Opportunities Life Skill

Center, Imlay City Lube

Center, Ransom Carpentry
Company, Rite Aid (Imlay
City), Robert Glapinski DO,
Capac Family Medicine, Side
Door Nail Salon, Sunset
Store/Marathon Gas Station
(Capac), Tianas Dollar N
Deals, The Tri-City Times
Newspaper, Woods-N-Water
News, and Youngers Tavern
of Romeo.
Capac 2016 Senior AllNight Committee

St. Clair WIC participates in Project Fresh

The St. Clair County

Health Department WIC program will be participating
again this year. Project Fresh
is a WIC initiative that collaborates with local farmers
to provide fresh fruits and
vegetables to WIC clients

through the local Farmers

Market. A total of 74 Project
Fresh coupon booklets worth
$20 each will be distributed to
current WIC pregnant and
breastfeeding women, children over 1 year of age, and
postpartum women on a first
come, first serve basis.

Eligible clients can now Farmers Market. Coupons are

register for the Project Fresh valid through October 31,
class scheduled for August 2016.
2nd at Vantage Point by call- Kathy Bladow, RN, BSN
ing the WIC program at (810)
Nursing Supervisor
987-8222. Once the client has
WIC Coordinator
completed the Project Fresh
St. Clair County
class, they will be issued couHealth Dept.
pons for immediate use at the
Port Huron

AYSO volunteers/sponsors recognized

AYSO Region 1296, serving Capac and surrounding

communities would like to
take a moment to thank some
awesome people in our communityour 2015-16 league
and team sponsors, and volunteers. They are what makes
this organization a great success.
Thank you to our sponsors: Champions, CSB Bank,
Capac Family Medical, Capac
McDonalds, Nemecek Farms,
Greg McConnell State Farm
and Capac Family Dentistry;
and donors for end-of-year
picnic: Romeo Party Rental,
Capac McDonalds, Kohler
Propane, Thomas and Carrie
Dunsmore and Archery crew.
And to our communitys
volunteers; coaches, referees,
field maintenance crews and
board membersthank you
for your precious gift of time

given to the children of our

community, who because of
you, have a fun and affordable
sport to enjoy right in their
own backyard.
Thank you Roger Schmidt,
Rodriguez, Sandra Geliske,

Williamson, Steve Williamson,

Paula Parisot, Jeremy King,
Guerrero, Cindy Mosey,
Andrea Malloy, Bob Debbs,
Cheyenne Cox, Danielle
Pidgeon, Jenesa Brenton,
Dawn Mole, Ben Geliske,
Jacob Witt, Duncan Muter,

Leemhuis, Rick Abbott,
Sandra Fritz, Theresa Horetski
and Chad Anderson.
American Youth Soccer
Region 1296

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m at the Farmers Market

in Imlay City when Im
stunned by a sight I havent
seen in ages.
The Market Masterand
our newest staff writer Nick
Puglieseis sitting behind
the DDA table, looking down
at something in his lap. I presume its his cellphone and/
or some such device, but I
find Ive presumed wrong.
He is reading a book. An
actual, hard-cover book thats
got multiple, various-sized
bookmarks sticking out from
the pages here and there.
A book! A real, live book
with paper pages and inky
print and a heft I can only
imagine in my own hands
based on the several-inchthickness of the pages inside
of it.
Nick looks up and offers
his signature, semi-ironic,
semi-shy grin.
Im trying to stay off
my phone, he says. Im
almost at the max on my data
limit. Trying to save myself
fifteen bucks. If I go over,
its not good.
Im nodding my head
vigorously. Going over on

any type of cellphone/device

plan is
totally not
good. Im
its something
have to
about con
sidering I
dont have

any of
What are you reading?
I ask.
He lifts the yellow cloth
covered book up so I can see
A Confederacy of
Dunces by John Kennedy
Toole, Nick says. Ive read
it, like, four times. Its my
favorite book of all time.
I know what reading and
re-reading a good book is all
about. Ihave several that Ive
picked up multiple times to
lose myself within the pages.
I recommend it to anyone with eyeballs, Nick
says; the ironic grin blooming across his face.

Sometimes a quality hardcover book is good for something other than killing
As is the usual case
around Nick, Im chuckling
and amused. He is right. And
I doubt anyone would swat a
wasp with one of their devices and risk it shattering into a
million pieces. They have
become ubiquitous, allencompassing and all-consuming for lots of people I
Ive sat in groups around
kitchen tables where wines
been poured and snacks
delivered and still, some in
the group are looking down,
swiping at their phones.
Totally missing the conversation, totally engrossed in
something remote and nonexistent in the real life of the
Ive been in parking lots
where Ive witnessed narrowly missed collisions with
pedestrians and vehicles
because the pedestrians are
walking toward their destination but looking down at
their devices and swiping

Two cities in Germany

have installed warning lights
in the sidewalks at intersections and at train stations
because people whove been
looking down, eyes glued to
their cellphones, have been
killed or seriously injured.
Here at home, an Ohio
State University study concluded that the number of
people injured while using
there phones has doubled
from 2005 to 2010, with
more than 1,500 people ending up in the emergency
room. Many expect that figure has again doubled from
2010 to present.
Technology is a wonderful thing, but when it
becomes our entire world it
becomes dangerous for the
entire world.
Looking down makes it
easy to ignore whats going
on around us; whats happening with the environment,
whats changing in our world.
Following celebrities and
Internet bloggers and taking
selfies and shots of dinner
plates and fishbowl margaritas makes it easy to believe
that whats happening around

Photo by Catherine Minolli

Observations, low tech and unplugged

Looking up at the wonders of nature around my

humble abode.
us doesnt matter, doesnt
exist even, because these
days it seems nothing exists
for a great majority of people
unless its framed by a 2 x
4 artificially lit screen.
Look up. Be amazedfor
And if youre compelled
to look down, take a page
from Nicks book (figuratively speaking, of course.. Hes
right. Theres no going over
the max on a data plan
there. All the adventures are
there, just waiting to be experienced. No charge, and no

Looking up at shape of
cross at treetops.
cell phone charger or electricity required.
Email Catherine at

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here probably arent any

of us who havent seen
the infamous, iconic photo of
the U.S. Marines raising the
American flag on the top of
Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima
during World War II. It is one
of the most recognized, and
reproduced, images in history.
Sue and I have visited the
Marine Corps Memorial in
Arlington, Virginia numerous
times. It is a large sculpture
of the men hoisting Old
Glory as seen in the photo.
And Ive seen the actual flag
itself, proudly on display at
the Marine Corps Museum in
Quantico, Virginia.
From February 19 to
March 26, 1945 the battle for
this volcano-formed island,
about a third the size of New
There were
three airstrips on
the island
that the
Rick Liblong Americans
vital in the
effort to use American airpower to bomb the Japanese
home islands in order to end
the war.
For several weeks the
U.S. Navy had shelled the
island and the Army Air
Corps had dropped tons of
bombs, all designed to soften
up the enemy positions and
make the invasion easier.
However, the 21,000
Japanese troops were underground in an elaborate system of tunnels and underground bunkers. The bombardment had little effect.
But the Americans didnt
know that.

When 110,000 Marines

came ashore, there was no
opposition. This will be a
piece of cake, some thought.
But the Japanese simply
waited until the Marines
were ashore and then opened
up with powerful weaponry.
The beach was actually
very soft, black volcanic ash
that made it nearly impossible for the Americans to even
walk on let alone trying to
run or dig a foxhole for protection. Many Marines died
or were wounded right there
on the beach.
One of them was a guy I
used to play golf with,
Conrad Taschner, of
Williamston, Michigan.
Connie was a 17-year-old,
gung-ho Marine in his first
action. The Japs gave us
hell, he told me. Two of his
buddies were killed on either
side of him on the beach
early on. As Connie and
some comrades tried to move
up the hill, he saw a Japanese
soldier pop up and toss a grenade at him.
He hit the deck. I dug
myself as deep into that sand
as I could, he remembered.
The grenade went off and
tossed me up like a doll. I
was blinded. His Marine
fighting days were over, only

Joe Rosenthals hastily snapped image of flag raising.

Harlon Block. The back two
are Michael Strank (behind
Sousley) and Rene Gagnon
(behind Bradley).
Sousley, Block and
Strank were killed before the
battle was over.
The other three were sent
on a bond-selling tour around
the United States. None of
them were happy about that.
They did not consider themselves heroes. They are all
now deceased. And so it

Photo provided

All the Liblong day..

My friend, the late Connie

Taschner (back).

hours after they had begun.

He was sent to a military
hospital for months to recover.
I asked him if he had
seen the flag raising. I was
blinded, remember? I
couldnt see a damn thing!
Fortunately, the doctors
were able to repair his injuries and restore his sight.
Before it was over, nearly
7,000 Marines perished and
another nearly 20,000 were
wounded. Of the 21,000
Japanese defenders, only 216
were taken prisoner alive.
Disabled U.S. B-29
bombers were able to use
those airstrips for the remainder of the war. A little less
than five months later, after
President Truman authorized
the use of the atomic bomb,
the Japanese surrendered.
On February 23, the fifth
day of combat on Iwo Jima,
Marines were able to scale
Mt. Suribachi and raise the
American flag to the raucous
cheers of those Americans
below. But the flag was not
very large and hard to see.
So another, larger flag was
attached to a piece of pipe
and planted in the ground at
the summit. Six men did the
honor of raising the flag.
Joe Rosenthal, an AP
photographer, quickly pointed his press camera without
looking in the viewfinder and
captured the image. He then
took more pictures of the
men up there as they surrounded the flag pole.
Nobody thought to ask or
write down the names of the
men who had actually raised
it. But the Commander-inChief, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, wanted to know.
After some confusion, they
were identified as (left to
right) Ira Hayes, Franklin
Sousley, John Bradley and

The many men at the summit of Mt. Suribachi for flag raising.

remained for 71 years.

It was then discovered by
amateur historians by looking at photos and film of the
event that Navy Corpsman,
John Bradley, was actually
dressed differently than the
men in the photo. An official
Marine investigation has
decided that, no, Bradley was
not one of the flag raisers in
Rosenthals photo. He helped
raise the first smaller flag,
and was there as the larger
one was raised. But the man
that all these years was
thought to be Bradley, was
really Pvt. First Class Harold
Schultz from Detroit. No one
knows for sure why Bradley
didnt say he wasnt in the
photo or why Schultz never
said he was.
But as a I read and
thought about this, and
remembered my friend, the
late Connie Taschner, and the
thousands of other soldiers,
airmen and Marines, as well
as civilians, many from this
area, who served their country and defeated the Axis
powers, I wondered. Does it
really matter which individuals raised the flag? They
didnt seem to think it was a
big deal.
The important point to
remember is that all of the
flag raisers wore American
uniforms and represented all
of us. We could never ask for
more. Semper Fi.
Email Rick at

Photo provided

Does it really matter who raised the flag?

PFC. Harold Schultz at

the flag raising, not John

Flag raiser PFC. Howard


efore I see a honeybee in

the lavender, I hear her.
She says two things.
The first makes my heart
sing because she proclaims
the buds
are blooming and
ripe for
harvest. A
bit impatient, its
my habit
to hunt the
first blossoming

stems to
cut and

before a
bee arrives.
Theres nothing like
lavandula angustifolia to
scent a room and linen closet. And with the deer consuming most of my lilies,
hollyhocks, and phlox, Im
ravenous for color and fragrance this summer.
The sun was high, the air
sweet and calm when I
strolled into the fields last
Thursday, albeit preoccupied

Honest Living . . .

with my maiden kayak voyage that morning. I clipped in

solitary serenity, surprised
and satisfied I didnt tip my
friends boat and soak
Hour after hour, the buds
flowered before my eyes.
Then, without a reservation,
a bee flew in and landed
beside me. She said her second thing. The year is half
spent. Make most of every
That wee, wise worker
bee knows of what she
speaks. Her lifespan is about
two weeks in summer, several months during winter.
Unlike me, her genetic sense
of urgency and duty allows
no distraction. She went to
business, one shrub to another, proboscis deep into corollas.
The bees second message usually makes my heart
sink with a mental inventory
of what Ive yet to accomplish for the years goals.
Yet, as Eliza Doolittle sang,
that loverly feeling of sitn
ab-sa-bloom-a-lute-ly still

in a kayak and lavender field

held firm. Truly, there was no
better way to make the most
of a summer day.
What irony. Kayaking
wasnt a goal, not even on
my bucket list. The opportunity came by invitation.
Now Im looking for an
inflatable kayak thanks to
another friend who also
appreciates the peaceful
movement of paddling on
calm water.
Serendipity. Blessed
relief from rigid goals.
As I counted my blessings and lavender bundles,
the bees solo swelled into a
choir of thousands, the Apis
melliferas rendition of Ode
to Joy, I believe. A few independent girls followed my
baskets under the pergola
where I bundled the wands in
shade. The bees sang their
solos and said good-bye until
the morrow. Could life be
any sweeter?
Certainly. Like bees, people are also drawn to lavenders goodness. So I harvested and bundled healing beau-

Photo by Iris Lee Underwood

What the honeybee says

Honeybee buzzes around lavender blooms at authors lavender farm.

ty for folk Ill never know,
casted my bread upon the
water at the Farmington
Farmers Market and Papa
Dear Reader, now, more
than ever, I listen to the honeybee. Her voice is consistent, trustworthy. My life is

way past half spent and there

is much work to accomplish.
Land to reclaim to native
grasses. Books to publish.
Family, friends, and neighbors to love and hold.
A metaphor of the human
spirit, the lavender harvest is
plentiful this summer. I can-

not possibly bring it all in.

And that is good, for the bees
need a pure source of pollen
and nectar.
They shall have it, lest I
forget what the honeybee
Email Iris at

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~ Susan Kay Romine, 74 ~
Susan Kay Romine, age
74, of Oxford, MI, formerly
of Imlay City, died Saturday,
July 2, 2016 at her sons
Oxford Township home.
Susan Kay Tanis was born
August 16, 1941 in Imlay
City, MI. She is the daughter
of the late Howard John and
the late Marjorie (McNalley)
Tanis. Sue grew up in Imlay
City. She was a graduate of
Imlay City High School,
Class of 1959. She married
Thomas Roger Romine on
October 3, 1959 in Imlay
City, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Roger
Romine on June 4, 2012.
Sue had been a long time
(16 years) employee of
Rankins IGA Grocery Store
in Imlay City. Sue left the
IGA to take on responsibilities for her husbands
expanding business. She was
the President, secretary,
receptionist, and bookkeeper
for Tom Romine and
Associates (Manufacturing
Representatives for the Sale
of Hardware Supplies).
Sue had memberships in:
Imlay City High School
Alumni Association and
Dryden Vets Ladies
Auxiliary. She attended
Imlay City Christian
Reformed Church while living in Imlay City and attended Christ the King Church of
Oxford once she moved to
Oxford. Sue loved helping
her family and friends with
anything they needed. She
loved spending time with her
grandchildren and sewing
and quilting for family members.

She is survived by two

sons: Rick (Catherine)
Romine of Fairbanks, AK
and Scott (Cheryl) Romine
of Oxford, MI. She also has
six grandchildren: Raquel,
Rene, Jordan, Connor,
Caidan and Jessa.
Sue was preceded in
death by; her husband: Tom
Romine; parents: Howard
and Marjorie Tanis; brother:
Alan (Betty) Tanis; and by
several brothers-in-law and
A memorial gathering
will be held 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at Mulefoot/
Countryside Banquet Center,
596 S. Cedar Street, Imlay
City, MI. The family will be
available to meet with
friends and family from 12
Noon-2 p.m. Sunday, July 10
at Mulefoot/Countryside
Banquet Center. Those
wishing to make memorial
contributions may direct
their donations to the
American Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements
were made by Muir Brothers
Funeral Home of Imlay City.
Please be sure to sign our
on-line register book at

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 6th

Lapeer Area Citizens Against

Domestic Assault meets 1:00 p.m.
to 3:00 p.m. in the Lapeer Court
House for personal protection
order clinic. For info 810-2460632.
Dryden Historical Society meets 1:00
p.m. at Dryden Township Hall.

Thursday, July 7th

Imlay City VFW Post 2492 will

meet 7:00 p.m. at the Post Hall
(behind the Tri-City Times)

Friday, July 8th

Imlay City Senior Center Texas

Hold Em 12:30 p.m. For info
Al-Anon Meeting 10:00 a.m. at
Family of Christ Lutheran Church,
Imlay City.

Tuesday, July 12th

Imlay City Senior Center

Euchre Tournament 1:00 p.m.
For information call 810-724-6030.
Community Soup Kitchen is
open 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at
Zion United Methodist Church.
Alcoholics for Christ meets 7:00
p.m. at Full Potential Ministry, 170
Weston Street, Imlay City.

Wednesday, July 13th

Lapeer Area Citizens Against

Domestic Assault meets 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m. in the Lapeer Court House for
personal protection order clinic. For
info 810-246-0632.
Imlay Conversation Salon will meet
6:00 p.m. social hour optional, conversation 7:00 p.m. at Mulefoot Gastropub,
Imlay City.
Imlay City American Legion Post 135
will meet 7:30 p.m. at the Post 212 E.
3rd Street.

Thursday, July 14th

Almont/Dryden Masons meets 7:00

p.m. at Masonic Center in Almont.
Overseas Veterans will meet 7:00 p.m.
at Imlay City VFW Post 2492 (behind
he Tri-City Times office.)

Friday, July 15th

Imlay City Senior Center Texas Hold

Em 12:30 p.m. For info 810-7246030.
Al-Anon Meeting 10:00 a.m. at
Family of Christ Lutheran Church,
Imlay City.

Monday, July 18th

Almont/Dryden Lioness Branch

Club meets 7:00 p.m. at the Lions
Hall, 222 Water Street in Almont.

Tuesday, July 12th

Imlay City Senior Center Euchre

Tournament 1:00 p.m. For information call 810-724-6030.
Community Soup Kitchen is open
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Zion United
Methodist Church.
Alcoholics for Christ meets 7:00
p.m. at Full Potential Ministry, 170
Weston Street, Imlay City.

How to use our Community Calendar

The Tri-City Times Community Calendar is a weekly schedule

of events for churches, clubs, local meetings, and civic
organizations. If you have an item for the Community
Calendar call our office at 810-724-2615. Deadline for all
calendar items is noon Monday prior to publication date.


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~ Lillian Killian, 97 ~
Lillian Killian, age 97,
of Farmington Hills, formerly of Attica, died Sunday,
July 3, 2016 at St. John
Providence Hospital of
Southfield, MI. Lillian Ann
Kaczor was born December
20, 1918 in Detroit, MI. She
is the daughter of the late
Casimir and the late
Henrietta Kaczor. Lily married Aloysius Joseph Killian
on September 28, 1946 in
Detroit, MI. She was predeceased by her husband,
Aloysius Joseph Killian on
April 18, 1997.
Lily was employed dur-

ing World War II at the auto

plants building military
vehicles for the war effort
as a Rosie the Riveter.
Lily also worked at a few
places for a short time. Lily
was mostly a home maker,
raising her family. Lily
enjoyed playing board
games, cards, and bingo with
her family and friends.
Lily is survived by two
sons: Robert (Mary) Killian
of Livonia, MI and Ronald
Killian of Holly, MI; She
also has two grandchildren:
Bethany (Kevin) Grillo and
Gregory Killian.

Lily was preceded in

death by her husband:

Aloysius; two brothers: Joe

and Art; and by two sisters:
Adela and Cassie.
The funeral was held on
Tuesday, July 5 at Muir
Brothers Funeral Home Of
Imlay City, 225 N. Main
Street, Imlay City, MI with
Deacon Tom Yezak officiating. Burial was in Mt.
Calvary Catholic Cemetery,
Imlay City.
Funeral arrangements
were made by Muir Brothers
Funeral Home of Imlay City.
Please be sure to sign our
on-line register book at

~ Jean Olive Meikle, 93 ~

Jean Olive Meikle, 93,
of Port Huron, passed away
peacefully on July 1, 2016,
attended by her family.
She was born on
February 2, 1923 in Capac,
Michigan to Fred and Mary
Jean grew up on the
family farm and attended
Capac High School, graduating in 1941. Shortly thereafter she married the late Jack
Hale Meikle from Yale. Jean
worked in a factory while
her husband served the
country in the Army Air
Force in the Pacific Theater
of Operations.
Following the war, they
settled in Capac where she
concentrated on raising a
family. She devoted herself
to domestic affairs such as
sewing, quilting, and cook-

ing. She was a member of

the American Legion
Womens Auxiliary. Later in
life she became a consummate gardener spending
many pleasant summer days
tending to her flower gardens. Once the children were

of age, Jean and Jack spent

the winters for many years
in Florida enjoying relaxing
times with good friends
from the Capac area.
Following the passing of
her husband in November
1990, Jean became a full
time resident of Port Huron.
She continued her love of
gardening and the company
of her family. She loved to
be surrounded by family and
organized get-togethers
often. Thanksgiving and
Christmas at Grandmas
were hallmarks of her years.
She was a dedicated Detroit
Tigers fan and very much
enjoyed traveling to
Michigan Tech to watch a
grandchild play football.
She is survived by her
four children: Linda (John)
Harrington of Wintergreen,

Virginia; Kathleen (Derek)

Smith of Port Huron; Jack
(Catherine) Meikle of
Capac; and Timothy (Lori)
Meikle of Port Huron;
eleven grandchildren;
and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death
by a brother, James F. Will.
Funeral services will be
11:00 a.m. Wednesday with
10:00 a.m. visiting. Max
Amstutz, chaplain of
McLaren Port Huron
Hospital, will officiate.
Memorials are suggested
to Blue Water Hospice, 1430
Military St, Port Huron, MI
Funeral arrangements
were made by Kaatz Funeral
Directors of Capac. For
information and Guest Book

~ Harold Benner, 80 ~
Harold Benner, age 80,
of Attica, Michigan died
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at
his home surrounded by
Harold William Benner
was born June 22, 1935 in
Detroit, Michigan. He is the
son of Carl and Veronica
(Peters) Benner. He grew
up in Attica and graduated
from Imlay City High
School. After high school
he enlisted in the United
States Air Force.
He married Elsie Jean
Kelley on May 1, 1958.
Harold and Elsie had lived

in the Attica and Lum areas

most their married lives.
Harold worked for
Bendix for a few years in
the early 1960s. He founded
and worked at Benner
Excavating in Attica for
45-plus years. He was a
member of the Lapeer
Eagles, Lapeer Elks, Lapeer
Moose, and the Lapeer
V.F.W. Post. He was a
member of the Lapeer
Board of Health for many
He had a legacy of gifting projects such as: the
baseball fields in Lum, the

paving of Lum Cemetery,

and providing computers
for Imlay City Christian
He is survived by his
two sons: John Benner of
Attica, MI and Gary Benner
of Attica, MI; three grandchildren: Dane Benner,
Justin Benner and Devon
Benner; two sisters: Jean
(Gil) Mroz of Imlay City,
MI and Patricia (Don) Fick
of Attica, MI.
Harold was preceded in
death by his wife: Elsie
Benner, his parents: Carl
and Veronica Benner; sis-

ters: Norma Hoey and

Helen Hunt; brothers: Carl
Benner, Robert Benner, and
Tom Benner.
A memorial service will
be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday,
July 12 at Trinity United
Methodist Church in
Lapeer, Michigan. Pastor
Grant Lobb will officiate. A
time of sharing and burial at
Lum Cemetery will follow.
Funeral arrangements
made my Muir Brothers
Funeral Home of Imlay
City. Please be sure to sign
our on-line register book at

~ Ulysses Jake G. Dennis, Jr., 74 ~

Ulysses Jake G.
Dennis, Jr., 74, of Lapeer,
died Wednesday June 29,
2016. He was born July 31,
1941 in Almont to parents
Jake and Verna (White)
Dennis, Sr. Mr. Dennis married Dorothy Bruman on
February 27, 1960 in Lapeer.
Jake proudly served his
country in the United States
Army. He worked for
Pontiac Motors for 30 years,
retiring in 1993. Mr. Dennis
has been a long-term member of Immaculate
Conception Church as well
as a member of the Knights
of Columbus. He enjoyed
hunting, traveling and tinkering on his John Deere

tractor. Above all else; he

was a good man, a loving
husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Dennis is survived
by his wife of 56 years:
Dorothy, children: Mike
(Dawn) Dennis of Jenison,
Terri (Michael) Craig of
Highlands Ranch, CO, Patti
(Nathan) Baize of Marlette,
Karen Downs of Parker, CO,
Dan (Glenda) Dennis of
Lapeer, nine grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren (and
one on the way), sister:
Sarah Weingartz of Attica,
several nieces, nephews and
good friends.
Jake was preceded in
death by his sister: Juanita

LaVene, granddaughter:
Mikita Dennis and his parents.
Rosary service was held
Monday evening at Muir

Brothers Funeral Home,

Lapeer. The funeral mass
was held Tuesday July 5,
2016 at Immaculate
Conception Church, Lapeer,
officiated by Father Doc
Ortman. Burial followed at
Stiles Cemetery, with military honors under the auspices of the American
Legion Post #16 Honor
Memorial contributions
may be made to Hometown
Hospice or Relay for Life.
Condolences may be left at
Muir Brothers Funeral
Funeral arrangements
were made by Muir Brothers
Funeral Home of Lapeer.

~ Rosie Calvelli Kirk, 87 ~

Rosie Calvelli Kirk, age
87, lifetime Lapeer resident,
died Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Rosie was born August 11,
1928 in Lapeer, to Louis and
Josephine (Spadafore)
Calvelli. She was a devoted
member of Immaculate
Conception Church in
Lapeer. Rosie loved her
church, her church family
and was a faithful lifetime
parishioner. Mrs. Kirk was a
life long Detroit Tiger Fan
and enjoyed her daily walks.
Her family would like to
thank the Lourdes Senior
Community, in Waterford,

for the wonderful care she

Rose is survived by her
nieces and nephews:
Virginia (Randy) Laur of
Fenton, Mike (Dee) Blazo of
Metamora, Josie (Charlie)
Hyde of Attica, Barb
(Darrell) Daencer of Tawas,
Angie (Brian) Carpenter of
East Lansing, Louie (Star)
Blazo of Attica, Cathy (Ron)
Logan of Lapeer and Karen
Blazo of Stanwood, MI; and
many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces
and nephews.
Rosie was preceded in

death by her parents: Louis

and Josephine (Spadafore)
Calvelli; brothers: Frank and
Carlo Calvelli; sisters:
Theresa Blazo and Pauline
Calvelli; sister-in-law:
Jennie Calvelli; brother-inlaw: Howard Blazo Jr.;
nephew: Howard Buffy
Blazo; niece: Gwen Blazo
and great niece: Michelle
The Funeral Mass of
Christian Burial for Rosie
will be 11:00 a.m., Friday,
July 8, 2016, at Immaculate
Conception Church in
Lapeer, Father Douglas

Terrien will officiate. The

family will receive friends
10:00-11:00 a.m., at the
church, the morning of the
Memorial contributions
may be made to Immaculate
Conception Church, 814 W.
Nepessing St., Lapeer, MI
48446 or Lourdes Senior
Community, 2300 Watkins
Lake Rd., Waterford, MI
48328. Cremation has been
entrusted to Muir Brothers
Funeral Home in Lapeer.
Please share condolences
at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.

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CAD program inspires innovation

gram, CAD students take
part in SkillsUSA contests
and do some in-house competitions as well.
Of those who complete
the CAD class and want to
further education in the field,
choose to pursue a four-year
engineering degree. Thats
the minimum amount of
education needed these days,
Cobb said.
Although job prospects
took a hit during the Great Aspiring designers and engineers are tasked with
Recession, the market is taking their virtual creations and making them
definitely coming back, he work in the real world.

The curriculum focuses

on architectural and mechanical design. Cobb said they
recently made the decision
to drop a third subsection of
their program-animation.
Still it doesnt take long
before students are learning
and creating their way
towards a career. Each gets
to pick what theyll focus
their studies on. Architectural
design focuses on industrial
or residential applications
while mechanical and civil
engineering, among others,
are potential career fields for
mechanical design students.
There are so many ways
to branch out in CAD especially when it comes to
mechanical applications and
product design, Cobb said.
With the aid of 3-D printers, students create everything from custom chess
pieces to custom car parts.
Although students spend
a significant amount of time
in front of a computer, as the
class name implies, Cobb
said its imperative that they
get ample time with the
physical elements of their

CAD operates in a virtual realm and theres no

gravity or friction in that
world. Thats why our projects focus on taking things
created in the virtual world
into the real world, Cobb
That means making and
testing things like balsa
wood airplanes and bridges
to identify what design concepts work and dont work.
Through the Square One
Education Network, the
class takes part in a remote
Competing against 20 other
schools, students are tasked
with creating a custom body
design and parts that make
their car, the IVD Mini, be
the fastest.
The other real world
experience CAD students
gain is preparing for the
business world. Cobb said
he intentionally structures
the learning environment to
mimic a business setting.
Everyone works at their
own pace. Students are the
employees and theyre paid
with a grade, he said.
Students watch as CAD instructor Nathan Cobb puts their bridge designs to
Like other Ed Tech pro- the test.

Upgraded pavilion to greet concert-goers

6:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony precedes July 7 Double Play show
By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

ALMONT After a
weeks absence because of the
July 4 holiday, Almonts
Music in the Park concert
series returns Thursday, July 7
with a first-ever performance
by the Double Play band.
Prior to the bands performance at 7 p.m., the Almont
Park Board will host a 6:30
p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony
upgrades to the park pavilion.
Those expected to be
present for the ribbon-cutting
are Almont Park Board members and representatives from

Architecture and Michigan
Dept. of Natural Resources,
which funded recent park
improvement project.
Double Plays performance is being sponsored by
Attendees are encouraged
to bring along their own blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy
the entertainment.
Refreshments, including
soft drinks and hot dogs, will
be available for purchase in
support of the Almont Lions
The concert will be moved
inside the adjacent Almont

Lions Hall in the event of

poor weather
Future Concerts in the
July 14: The Lapeer
Symphony Orchestra, sponsored by Almont Downtown
Dentistry and the Almont
Area Chamber of Commerce.
July 21: Wayward Wind,
featuring the talented Salsido
Brothers, will perform, sponsored by Mobil X.
July 28: Rock of Ages
will return to the park stage
for an evening of big band and
swing music, sponsored by
the Law Offices of Steve
Schneider & Associates.
Aug. 4: The Hackwells

will take listeners back to

their roots with a variety of
folk and bluegrass music,
sponsored by Yarbrough
Insurance Agency and the
Aug. 11: The 2016 Music
in the Park series concludes
with another lively performance from Third Degree
Burns, sponsored by Gear
The concert series is coordinated by Park Board
Chairman Gary Peltier.
For questions or more
information about the concert
series, call the Almont Village
Offices at 810-798-8528.

Almont Class of 1976 seeks info

40th class reunion planned this fall in Almont
By Catherine Minolli
Tri-City Times Editor

Almont High School Class of
1976 is preparing to celebrate
during a 40th class reunion
September 17 from 3-9 p.m.
at the Almont Lions Hall,
222 Water Street.
The reunion will include
food catered by Almonts
Country Smoke House.
Guests are welcome to
BYOB if they want beer,
wine or mixed drinks. Soft
drinks, water and juices will
be provided.
Along with fun and food,
music will be part of the
event. As always, spouses
and/or significant others of
class members are welcome

to attend.
Reunion planners are
also putting out a hearty call
for all Bicentennial Year
AHS grads to visit their
Facebook page called Class
of 1976 Almont High School.
AHS grad Mary (Wilcox)
Nortier says theyre seeking
information on a number of
classmates, including: Cindy
Greathouse, Kathy Deel,
Brady Knight, Ricky Keizer,
WIlliam LaPorte, John Duke,
Karen Warren, Jim Lee,
Kelly Hopkins, Kathleen
Safko, Susan Bradley,
Alfonso Banuelos, Gail Ann
Rankin, Matt Tretheway, Jeff
Wallace, Robbie Thompson,
Thomas Teal, Doug Barber,
William Hough, Beatrice
Ward, Ronald Lawrence

Flying Aces Frisbee Team to visit library

By Catherine Minolli
Tri-City Times Editor

Get ready for some high flying action at the Goodland
Township Library on Wed.,
July 13.
The library will welcome the Flying Aces Pro
Frisbee Team at 5:30 p.m.
The event is open to
children of all ages as part of
the librarys summer reading program. There is no
charge to attend, but space is
limited. Registration is
required by calling 810-7212110 or via email to
Weather permitting, the
Flying Aces Pro Frisbee

Award winning writer at library

The Flying Aces Frisbee

Team will visit Goodland
Twp. on July 13.
Team performance will be
held outdoors. Visitors are
asked to bring a folding
chair or blankets to sit on,
and to wear covered shoes.
The Flying Aces Pro
Frisbee Team has performed
at half-time show for the

Orchestrated breakfast July 14

ALMONT The Almont Chamber of Commerces
Thursday, July 14 Wake Up With Almont breakfast will
feature Lapeer Symphony Orchestra Director Keith
Corbett as guest speaker.
Corbett is the Director of the Lapeer Symphony
Orchestra, which will perform that same evening at
Almont Community Park, starting at 7 p.m. as part of the
Almont Park Boards 2016 Music in the Park series.
The concert is being sponsored by Almont Downtown
Dentistry, an Almont Chamber member which is currently celebrating its 30th year of service to the community of
The monthly chamber breakfast meeting begins at 8
a.m. at the Almont Lions Hall, located at the foot of Water
Street adjacent to Almont Community Park.

Dogs euthanized due

to parvo outbreak
By Maria Brown

Tri-City Times Assistant Editor


A parvovirus outbreak at
the St. Clair County Animal
Soule, Bruce Stotts, Daniel
Control resulted in the euthaSwain, David Popovici,
nization of 14 dogs, seized
Larry Dombrowski, Phyllis
earlier this month as part of
Clare Elder, Steve Sieders,
an hoarding investigation.
Eric J Shull, Jeff Orr, Jane
According to St. Clair
Farley, Julie Martin, Rick
County Sheriff officials, one
Conn, Denise March, Dennis
of the dogs, taken from the
Dupre, Cathy Read, Jody
Cottrellville Township home
Campbell, Dianna Lynn
of Michael and Lynn Higgins
Raimer, Marvin Jurcak,
started to show signs of the
Colleen Ruthenberg, Brian
virus on June 23 while housed
Sanday, Scarlet Osbourn,
in the countys shelter. All
Michele Missinne, PJ Griffin,
dogs in the shelter were tested
Don Schlaf, Donna Schlaf,
and on June 24, those showGeorge Pewinski, Vicki
ing severe effects from parvo
Bunch, Tom Fiebelkorn,
were euthanized under the
Dave Bristol and Jim or
direction of Dr. Cassandra
Jamie Ligon.
Liecht, the veterinarian work Information on George
ing for Animal Control.
Allan and Dave Moss is
In response to the incibeing sought as well.
dent, rescue groups from
The committee has locatacross the state took in 24
ed the following 1976 grads:
dogs that had been at Animal
Mary Ellen Wilcox Nortier,
Control facilities.
We are very pleased that
the rescues stepped up and
took some of these dogs,
said Animal Control Office
Manager Stephanie Ignash.
Michigan State Spartans and For more information, or It is sad that the owners
the Detroit Pistons, says to reserve a spot contact of the dogs did not have them
library director Catherine Yezak at goodlandtwpli- vaccinated, leading to the
Yezak. There will be a lot or 810- outbreak and euthanization of
the 14. Fortunately, none of
of movement and tricks.
the other dogs in our care
have tested positive for
She credits staff for their
IMLAY CITY Local writer Catherine Ulrich
quick action once parvovirus
Brakefield will be at the Ruth Hughes Library from 1-3
was first detected, saying
p.m. on Saturday, July 13 for a book signing. Brakefields
many more dogs could have
book Wilted Dandelions recently received the Book of
become sick.
the Year award in the Historical Fiction 2016 Christian
Of the 98 dogs taken from
Small award in the category from the Small Publishers
the Higgins home, 23 were
Association. The award is reader nominated. Wilted
taken by a Colorado based
Dandelions also received an Honorable Mention in the
Norwegian Buhund rescue,
Fiction category for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Short
nine went to the St. Clair
List. The literary award honors the late American philosoCounty Humane Society, six
pher Eric Hoffer by recognizing good writing, and the
to the Blue Water Humane
independent spirit of small publishers. For more informaSociety and 60 were taken to
tion visit
the St. Clair County Animal
Control shelter. Of those 60,
Erin Marshall Thomas, Susan
Karsnick, Sharon Frisch
Cressman, Randy Langsdale,
Jeff Wycinski, Pamela Doan
Cryderman, Cyndi Aleck,
Marie Bishop Mrock, Ron
Kage, Elaine Dillon, Steve
Burgois Breen, Julie Powell,
Lynn Schattmaier, Donna
Hoffa, Jim Goldstein, Jeff
Grapentin via his wife Diane
Creger Grapentin,
Wilcox says they believe
the following eight classmates have passed away:
Mike Carolyn, Doug Barber,
Dave Meyer, June Loeffler
Grushkin, Chris Sysol, Norm
Nelson, Doug Fillmore, and
Darrel Smith.
Anyone with information
regarding the missing classmates is encouraged to contact Nortier via Facebook.

Photo provided

Editors note: The following is part of an ongoing

highlighting programs at the Lapeer County
Ed Tech Center and how
changed and evolved over
the years to meet the needs
of students and the local,
state and world economy.
dimensional printers are revolutionizing the way things
are made today. Although
still considered a technical
novelty by the average consumer, students in Nathan
Cobbs Computer Aided
Design (CAD) classroom
work with these cutting edge
machines on a daily basis as
they prepare to become the
next generation of creators.
Many new students enter
the program without much
experience. A handful of
Lapeer County high schools
still offer drafting classes
which gives some a taste of
whats in store and most
teens have excellent computer skills but mastering the
terminology is something
new and different.
Most have never seen a
CAD program in their life,
Cobb said.

Photo by provided

By Maria Brown

Tri-City Times Assistant Editor

"It is sad that the

owners of the
dogs did not
have them
leading to the
outbreak and
euthanization of
the 14."
Animal Control
six were eventually placed in
the adoption center, 16 were
sent to animal shelters in
Lapeer and Macomb counties
and 38 were held pending the
outcome of the investigation.
Higgins were
arraigned in 72nd District
Court on June 24 on one
count each of abandoning/
cruelty to animals, a four year
The shelters dog adoption has since been decontaminated and normal operations have resumed, sheriff
officials say.
Five Norwegian Spitz
mixed dogs are available for
adoption currently and have
been given a clean bill of
health. The Sheriffs Office
Adoption Center, it is located
at 3378 Griswold Road in
Huron Township.
Adoption hours are 10:30
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday and from 1:00 p.m.
until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Adoption fees are $120 for
dogs and $75 for cats. The fee
includes shots and spaying/

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European vacation!

Imlay City History Club students travel to Spain, Italy

By Tom Wearing

Allie Louise
to perform
in Imlay City

Concert in the Park is Tues., July 12

By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

IMLAYCITY Next Tuesdays (July 12) Concert in

the Park will feature a young female vocalist whose talents
are no longer a best-kept secret to country-pop music audiences.
Allie Louise, 16, will take the stage at Lamb-Steele Park
at 7 p.m. in a concert sponsored by the Almont Downtown
Development Authority.
In the event of inclement weather, the free concert will
be moved inside the Heritage Church of Imlay City, located
behind the Silver Grill.
Born Allie Louise Shermetaro in a small town in Illinois,
the young songstresss musical gifts and destiny have led her
to become a headlining name on stages across the globe.
When she was just four years old, Allies family relocated to Michigan, where her talents blossomed. The youngest
of six Shermetaro children, Allies creativity, natural artistic
and music abilities became evident early on.
Surrounded by family members who supported and
encouraged her, she benefitted from a built-in audience,
which has grown over time.
I think my music is like a rainbow, says Allie. Its
blue when I sing a sad song; its red and orange when Im
feeling a little sassy. When I sing a free and easy tune, my
music is green and if its a story rich in emotion and full
with instrumentation, I do believe it could be purple.
Some folks might wonder what tree I fell from, she
continues. My sisters and brother are in the teaching, dentistry, medical science, sales/marketing, and engineering and
law fields.
My true passion is to bring music to lifewhether
using my voice as my instrument or playing my guitar, the
piano or the drums.
Music critics equate Allies musical inclinations as comparable to other young country music sensations like Brenda
Lee, Tanya Tucker and LeAnn Rimes.
Rich Eddy up next
The final concert in the DDAs 2016 Summer Concert
Series will feature Rich Eddys Rockin Oldies on Tues.,
July 19
The Imlay City Summer Concert Series is support
through generous grants from the Greater Flints Arts Council
and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
For questions or more information about upcoming concerts, call the Imlay City DDAoffice at 810-724-2135. Or
visit the website at:

Imlay City students Angellica Kelley, Victoria Klaas, Samantha Morocco,

Tucker Volmering and Brennon Menzing get their kicks posing for a photo.
shopping is different in other
parts of the world.
loved seeing the
Colosseum in Rome, she
continued. Ever since I was
little, I would see pictures of
the seven wonders of the
world, and I finally got to see
one. Im forever thankful that
I was able to experience this
trip and see the world with
some great people.
Fellow traveler Samantha
Morocco, 16, said she too
enjoyed visiting Barcelonas
open market.
You would walk in and
immediately experience all
sorts of sights, sounds and
smells, said Samantha. At
first I could only smell chocolate and macaroons, but

after walking a little farther I

started to smell fresh fruit,
and meat, and a bit of everything.
The whole experience
was so exhilarating and
unbelievable, she said. I
miss it a lot and cant wait to
someday go back.
Angellica Kelley, acknowledged her teacher, Amy
Bosma, for inspiring the
young travelers to spread
their wings and learn through
the process of foreign travel.
This was an experience
of a lifetime and I am so
thankful that Mrs. Bosma
gave my peers and me the
opportunity to travel beyond
the country we know as

home, said Angellica. I

still cannot believe I was able
to visit such beautiful places.
Of all those places,
Angellica said Toledo, Spain
was her favorite.
In Toledo, we got to
experience the workplace of
a Damascus steel factory,
she recalled. We were able
to watch a man intricately
design amulets for jewelry,
along with a blacksmith
working on a sword.
We also got to explore
the streets of Toledo with a
wonderful guide, said
Angellica. The architecture
was amazing. It definitely
was a change from seeing the
city life of Madrid.

Suncrest renewal on primary ballot

Kevin Daley urging residents to

support .33-mill ballot proposal
By Tom Wearing

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

Former 82nd District Rep.
Kevin Daley is rallying support for the renewal of a .33mill operating millage on
Tuesday, Aug. 2 to benefit the
Lapeer County Medical
Facility, commonly known as
While approval of the
proposed renewal could be
viewed as a slam dunk,
Daley believes it is imperative that voters be reminded
of the facilitys benefit to
Lapeer County individuals
and families, lest they neglect
to vote on August 2.
Samuel James Lukas, a Suncrest is a gem for
freshman, Political Economy Lapeer County, says Daley,
major at Hillsdale College, who is a Friend of Suncrest
was named to the Deans and coordinator for the
upcoming millage renewal.
Samuel is the son of Jim The facility has served so
and Marci Lukas of Dryden, many of our residents and
Michigan and is a 2015 grad- families, and especially duruate of Dryden High School. ing difficult times.
Its a well-run operation,

Lukas makes
Deans list

The Colosseum in Rome was one of the most popular destinations for Imlay
City High School History Club members during their recent visit to Europe.

Photo provided

Allie Louise


Traveling abroad is one of the

most appealing aspects of
membership in Imlay City
High Schools History Club.
Two years ago, a contingent of history club members
and parent chaperones, led by
teacher Amy Bosma, traveled
to Europe in conjunction with
their studies of World War II.
In early April, a dozen
history club members in
grades 9-12 and 11 adult
chaperones returned to
Europe for a 10-day trip to
Spain and Italy.
The group flew out of
Airport on April 1, landing in
Madrid, Spain, with just
enough time to drop their
luggage at their hotel and
prep for a visit to the Museo
Nacional Del Prado art museum.
Since 1819, the acclaimed
museum features one of the
worlds finest collections of
European art, dating from the
12th century to the early 19th
century, including the works
of Rafael, El Greco, Rubins,
Rembrandt, Goya and others.
Among those making the
trip was 15-year-old Brennon
Menzing, an Imlay City
sophomore and second-year
History Club member.
Brennon said history has
always been his favorite subject, though viewing classic
art is not one of his greatest
Im most interested in
hearing lectures and reading
about the industrial age, starting around 1700, he said.
About the evolution of technology and seeing how civilization has advanced over the
While the trips focus was
on history, Brennon took note
of some striking differences
between modern American
teens and their European
They dress less casually
than we do, he said. You
dont see them wearing jeans
and t-shirts as much. And no
tennis shoes.
I also noticed that many
spoke at least broken English,
and in Madrid a lot of people
spoke English.
Victoria Klaas, another
student that made the trip,
said the experience has
changed her life forever.
My favorite part of the
trip was Barcelona, said
Victoria. The city was beautiful. We got to see lots of
architecture, try different
foods and explore the city on
our own time.
We got to go to an openair market and see how something as simple as grocery

Photo provided

Tri-City Times Staff Writer

its debt-free and the staff

treats patients with the kindness, respect and dignity they
deserve, Daley says. We
just want to get the word out
that this issue will be on the
August 2 Primary ballot, and
of the importance that residents continue to support the
facility at the polls.
Based on the proposed
.33-mill renewal request and
an estimated home value of
$179,000, the average Lapeer
County homeowner would
continue to pay less than $30
annually to maintain the
Suncrest facility for the next
10 years.
Suncrest Administrator
Gary Easton is proud of the
long-term care and rehabilitation services provided residents at the facility.
He notes that Suncrest
employs 390 part- and fulltime skilled employees, while
offering a 32-bed dementia
unit and hospice care.
The whole push right
now, is to move to more pri-

vate rooms, including inroom showers, to ensure the

dignity and privacy of our
residents, Easton says.
He points out that
Suncrest is no secret to older
Lapeer County residents and
families looking for a highly
professional and safe environment.
Were always just about
full, says Easton. Right
now were at 99.6 % capacity
and there is always a waiting
History of Suncrest
Built in 1971 and located
at 1455 Suncrest Drive in
Mayfield Township, Suncrest
has undergone expansion
over the years, including construction of an extra wing in
1974, and a major addition in
2001, to bring its capacity to
202 beds.
In 2010, Suncrest added
three two-story pods consisting of kitchens, living and
dining rooms, along with a
wing of private rooms.
The facility is currently in
the process of adding another
34 private rooms, through
construction of additional
two-story wings of private

rooms, to include kitchen

Completion of the project
will bring the total of private
rooms to 100.
Suncrests motto: Where
Caring Makes a Difference,
as the driving force behind
the medical facilitys continued success.
And others, too, have
recognized the facilitys high
standards of care.
In 1996, the Detroit
Free Press awarded Suncrest
with the highest rating possible in a survey of 455
Michigan nursing homes.
In 2001, the National
Association of Geriatric
Nursing Assistants named
Suncrest as the State of
Michigans Facility of the
In 2002, Suncrest was
the recipient of the State of
Quality of Care Award.
For questions or more
information about the August
2 Primary ballot proposal to
benefit the Lapeer County
Medical Facility (Suncrest),
call 810-730-5988.

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Rural Lifestyle

Healthy hay market ahead

Some areas of the State have
been drier than normal which
may start to impact second
and third cutting yields, but
for the most part, first cutting
hay yields have been average
to above average in yield.
There was an adequate supply of average to lower quality first cutting hay in 2015,
says MSU Extension forage
experts, and it appears with
the spring carry-over and the
new first cutting yields, those
supplies will be more than
adequate this year, they conclude.
There may be some hay
demand brewing in surrounding states as the U.S. Drought
Monitor Map shows much of
Pennsylvania and Indiana are
abnormally dry, as well as
Northeast Wisconsin and
Northeast Minnesota. If dry
weather continues in these
areas through mid-summer,
there could be increased
demand for some of
Michigans surplus hay. That
may be the only uptick on the
demand side of the hay market. Pasture growth is abundant which may carry grazing longer into late summer

and fall. Milk prices and livestock meat prices have fallen
in the last two years causing
these farms to curtail expansions and to be more budget
conscious when shopping for
hay. Currently, overall hay
demand does not show signs
of being able to take all the
hay that will be available on
the market.
There still is a substantial
price spread between first
cutting average to lower
quality hays and the higher
quality alfalfa dairy hays.
Unless the second and third
cutting harvest is large this
summer, these quality hays
will still hold their price
above $160 per ton; especially with soybean prices
rising. The question right
now is: how low do the low
quality grass hays have to go
to get them sold? Projections
by MSU Extension show that
even with the decline in fuel
and fertilizer prices, it is costing $80 to $90 per ton to
make hay in 2016. But in this
2016 market, unless drought
areas develop, prices may
have to continue moving
below $80 per ton to get

Photo by Maria Brown

Hay markets are constantly
changing, and the market of
2016 is no exception. As the
first cutting hay harvest is
wrapping up across much of
Michigan, the hay supply
forecast begins to become a
little clearer. The Midwest
hay supply for most areas has
fully recovered from the
2012 drought. Good summer
growing conditions in 2015
provided an ample supply of
hay and other feeds to be harvested and because of the
milder winter, livestock hay
consumption was below normal. As a result, a large carry-over of hay was realized
on many farms in the spring
of this year. Also, in the last
two years as grain prices
have fallen, hay acres have
been increasing. For the most
part, those older, lower-producing hay fields that were
taken out for corn and soybean acres have been replaced
by newer seedings that are
just starting to enter their
most productive years.
Good first cutting hay
yields are being reported
across much of Michigan.

Across the state, first cutting hay yields were considered average to above
average but dry conditions may impact second and third cuttings.
these abundant low quality
first cutting hays sold, which
is below breakeven for the
average farm. There is still a
lot of the growing season yet
to go, but with the largest
cutting of the season now
being harvested, or at least
having reached its maximum
growth potential in the field,
projections for the overall
hay supply can start to have
some validity.
For those wishing to buy

or sell hay the Michigan Hay

Sellers List is available free
of charge at web2.canr.msu.
For more information,
you may contact Jerry
Lindquist, MSU Extension
Grazing and Field Crop
Educator at lindquis@msu.
edu, or 231-832-6139, or Phil
Kaatz, MSU Extension
Forage Educator at 810-6670341 or at kaatz@anr.msu.

This article, written by Jerry

Lindquist, was published by
Michigan State University
Extension. For more information, visit www.msue.msu.
edu. To have a digest of information delivered straight to
your email inbox, visit www.
To contact an expert in your
area, visit expert.msue.msu.
edu, or call 888-MSUE4MI

There are many different
parameters that can be used to
determine soil health. One
common measure is the number of earthworms that are
found in the field. To survive,
earthworms need moist soils
that have sufficient residue or
organic matter for food.
Earthworms perform several important functions in
soil. They improve soil structure, water movement, nutrient cycling and plant growth.
They are not the only indicators of healthy soil systems,
but their presence is usually
an indicator of a healthy system.
There are some considerations that you need to be
aware of when looking for
earthworms. If earthworm
counts are taken when the soil
is dry, the earthworm num-

bers may not be a good representative of the field.

Earthworms may have moved
deeper or to areas of the field
that have more moisture.
Earthworm populations will
be high around areas with
high organic matter. If such
an area is consistent throughout the field, go ahead and
test. If it is not a good representative of the field, choose
another spot to test that is
more uniform with field conditions. To get the best results,
it is advisable to test several
times during the growing season, and then take an average
of the earthworm numbers.
Materials that you will
need to measure worms in the
Tape measure
2 liters of tap water
Hand trowel or shovel
Container to collect

Maple syrup production drops

ACROSS MICHIGAN Twenty sixteen was a not
so stellar year for maple syrup production. With a total of
90,000 gallons of the sweet stuff produced, that marks a
drop from the last two years37,000 gallons fewer than
in 2015 and 15,000 less than in 2014. The season was
longer than the past two but that couldn't make up for the
loss. The 2016 season was 30 days long compared to 26
and 24 days in 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Michigans stats were in contrast to those in other
syrup states. National production for 2016 was up 23 percent from the prior year. The number of taps across the
country12.6 millionrepresents a five percent increase
too. The Great Lakes State ranks seventh in the country
for producing the sweet stuff.
The average price per gallon in Michigan in 2015 was
$54.50. The majority of our states supply is sold at retail
(62 percent) followed by bulk (23 percent) and wholesale
(15 percent).


For the week of

June 28-July 4
Lapeer station
Emmett station
Minimum temp.
Minimum temp.
39.2 on Wed., 29th
46.2 on Wed., 29th
Maximum temp.
Maximum temp.
83.6 on Sunday, 3rd 83.6 on Thursday, 30th
.35 inches
.33 inches
Growing Degree Days Growing Degree Days
for corn development: for corn development:
Current: 1,116
Current: 1,070
Forecast: 1,289
Forecast: 1,228
Growing degree days are accumulated from
March 1 and forecast through July 11.
Weather data courtesy of Enviro-weather,

Solution of 2 tablespoons
of mustard powder dissolved
in 2 liters of water
Once you have your materials gathered you are ready to
count earthworms.
Step 1: Measure a square
foot in the test area and dig
down 12-inches.
Step 2: Collect and count
the number of worms found.
If possible, differentiate
worms by type. For example,
label as earthworms, red
worms, etc.
Step 3: (Optional) Level
out the bottom of the hole,
and pour the mustard solution
slowly. Deep burrowing
worms should come to the
surface within 5 minutes.
Collect and count the worms
that come to the surface.
Step 4: Count and record
the total number of earthworms that are collected.
Another method to count
earthworm populations takes
more time but is less labor
Step 1: Measure a square
foot in the test area.
Step 2: Slowly pour 2.5
gallons of the mustard solution in the test area, allowing
the water to infiltrate through
the soil without pooling and
running off. This could take
several minutes depending on
soil type and moisture.
Step 3: Collect and count
the earthworms as they come
to the surface for ten minutes
after the test area is saturated
with the mustard solution.
Earthworm counting is
only one way to determine

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Then go online!
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dating back to early

soil health. There are other

measures that farms can use,
especially with soils that are
sandy and droughty, to determine the health of their soil.
This article, written by
Christina Curell, was published by Michigan State
University Extension. For
more information, visit www. To have a
digest of information delivered straight to your email
inbox, visit www.msue.msu.
edu/newsletters. To contact
an expert in your area, visit, or call
888-MSUE4MI (888-6783464).

File photo

Count worms to determine soil quality

Earthworms improve soil structure, water movement, nutrient cycling and plant growth.

The Classifieds Are

the Cats Meow.

Area shoppers know the

Classifieds are the purr-fect place
to find a bargain. In the Classifieds,
you can track down deals on
everything from collectibles to
cuddly kittens. Its easy to place
an ad or find the items you
want and its used by hundreds
of area shoppers every day.
Go with your instincts and use
the Classifieds today.


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Town Talk
Editors note: Due to space
constraints announcements
will be posted one week in
advance of the event. Notices
must be received in writing
by noon Monday prior to the
publication date.

For Senior Citizens

Gentle yoga, Wednesdays
from 1-2 p.m. at the Imlay
City Senior Center. Practice
led by Dina Miramonti,
Dinner and an evening of
card playing with friends,
50/50 raffle and prizes of
high and low for each table
every 3rd Monday at the
Washington Senior Center,
Washington Township, MI
48094, from 4-8 p.m. Call
the center for further
details, 586-752-6543.
Swing Dance Lessons
offered at the Port Huron
Senior Center, 600 Grand
Avenue in Port Huron,
every Tuesday from 7:30-9
p.m. and the 1st and 3rd
Thursday of the month
from 7:30-9 p.m. with
instructors Lyle Malaski &
Kristina Morton. Call 810984-5061 for more information.
Membership is open to individuals 18 and older. The
Capac Senior Center is
open 8:30-4:30 weekdays.
We offer a variety of activities such as fitness and craft
classes, a book review
group, cards and bus trips.
Call Lori at 395-7889 for
more information.
Almont and Dryden area
senior citizens meet the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 12
p.m. at the Almont Lions
Hall, 222 Water St., for a
potluck and program. Call
798-8210 for more information.
Adults 55 and over are
invited to Berlin Twp.
Senior Center to play cards
from noon-3 p.m. the 2nd
Wednesday of every month.

Bring a sack lunch, beverages provided. Senior

stretch exercise on Tuesdays
10-11 a.m. Potluck luncheons will be served the
4th Tuesday of every month
at noon. Call 810-395-4518
for details.
Ryan Smith, a certified
alcohol and drug counselor
will be available at the
Imlay City Seniors Center
on the 4th Thursday of
every month from 9 a.m.-12

Free Meals, Food

St. Pauls Lutheran Church
Food for Families kitchen
is open to the public for
free, hot meals every
Monday and Wednesday
from 4-5:30 p.m.

Please call LOVE, INC. at

810-245-2414 in advance to
ensure your food voucher
will be received before you
stop in to shop. Any questions, please call Sherrie
Cramton at 810-395-1905.
The Capac Kitchen serves
free meals every Tuesday
from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion
United Methodist Church.
Free meals for people in
need are offered at the
North Branch Senior Center
on Monday and Thursday
evenings from 5:30-7 p.m.
Call 810-441-0322 for more
Orchards Cupboard Food
Pantry is open the 3rd
Saturday of every month 9
a.m.-noon. Food distributed
at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce
Twp., 586-336-4673. www.

This Heart Loves Food

Pantry is open the 1st
Saturday of each month
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at
Gateway Assembly Church, The Capac Historical
2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay Society is now open to visiCity.
tors daily from 1-3 p.m. and
Dryden Area Food For 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Call
Families free dinner is 810-395-2859 for more
served on the 2nd Tuesday information.
of each month from 4:30- The Imlay City Historical
6:00 p.m. at St. Cornelius Museum is now open for the
Church, 3834 Mill Street 2016 season on Saturdays
(north of the light in from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by and
Dryden). No proof of income view new exhibits and learn
is required. Come and enjoy more about Imlay Citys
a home cooked meal with wonderful history. For more
information call 810-724The Attica United Methodist 1904.
Church will be holding a
free community meal on the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each
month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. St. Johns Lutheran Church
For more information invites children from four
please call 810-724-0690 or years to sixth grade to
attend their Barnyard
Roundup Vacation Bible
The Attica Food Bank at School, July 18-22 from
the Attica United Methodist 9-11:30 a.m. each day. Call
Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is 395-7557 for more informaopen from 2-4 p.m. the 2nd tion.
and 4th Monday of each
month. Proof of residency Imlay City Christian School
is now enrolling for Fall.
and need required.
The Capac Community inquire. We serve students
Food Pantry, 114 S. Main from Junior Kindergarten
Street, is open each through the 8th grade with
Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. a Christ centered, quality


Youth Events

education. All inquiries are Lapeer County Families

Against Narcotics group
meets the second Tuesday of
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. the month at Faith Christian
This is a FREE workshop Fellowship, 69 W. Nepessing
for 3-5 year olds & parents/ St. in Lapeer. Call 810-667caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- 0119 for more information
ects that will develop your or email faithchrist09@aol.
childs skills and prepare com.
them for school! Children
also enjoy a snack, story TOPS 620 Lapeer weighttime, and a free book! Call loss group meets Tuesday
the Family Literacy Center nights at the Hunters Creek
today to reserve your seat at Mobile Home Park Club
810-664-2737 and for more House, 725 DeMille Rd. in
information on dates and Lapeer. Weigh-in from
6-6:30 p.m., meeting from
6:30-7:30 p.m. For more
Play groups available. Free information, call 810-6646 week sessions. At these 7579.
FREE 90 minute playgroups
children will participate in a TOPS 888 (Take Off Pounds
storytime, developmentally Sensibly) meets Wednesdays
appropriate games and at the 25 Pine Ridge Dr. in
crafts, learn new skills, and Lapeer. Weigh-in at 8:30
enjoy a snack and social a.m., 9:30 a.m. meeting.
time with other children. Call Linda at 810-245-3955
Parents will have the chance or Phyllis 810-395-7035 for
to talk to other adults with more information.
same-age children. Register
now for the next session! For those that have experiNumerous locations and enced the death of a loved
dates available. For more one, a support group is
information and to sign up available facilitated by a
call the Family Literacy trained United Hospice
Service (UHS) bereavement
Center at 810-664-2737.
volunteer. Marlette Regional
Hospital, 2770 Main Street
in Marlette, hosts this support group the 1st Friday of
FOR WIDOWED MEN & each month at 10 a.m. in the
WOMEN. Lunch-Cards- Administration Conference
Friendship. Join us every Room. For more informa3rd Tuesday of each month tion, call 800-635-7490 or
from 11:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at visit www.marletteregionalCavis Pioneer Restaurant,
5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball
Twp. 48074 (located approx.
15 Miles S.W. of Port Huron.
No RSVP necessary. For
The Imlay City Christian
more information call
School is holding a fundJoanne K. at 810-324-2304.
raiser for TAFFY (Tuition
This activity is sponsored by
Assistance Fundraising For
Widowed Friends, a peer
Youth). Come join us for
support group www.wid- euchre the 2nd Saturday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the

Support Groups



27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI

(810) 724-0690

Sunday Worship: 10 a.m

Attica Food Bank: Serving those
in need in Attica Twp, 2-4 pm,
2nd and 4th Monday
Rev. Ron Rouse



West Berlin


Church 810-395-2112

Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages

Sunday Service: 10:30 am
Junior Church and Nursery Available
Bible Studies Every
Monday and Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday Morning






700 Maple Vista, Imlay City


The Evening Star Quilt

Guild meets the last
Wednesday of each month
at the Davison Senior
Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. in
Davison. Meetings start at
6:30 p.m. and doors open at
6:00 p.m. For more information, call Lisa, 810-3587294.


M-T-Thurs-Fri 8 am Wed. 10 am
First Sat. 8 am

Weekend Masses

Sat. 5 pm
Sun. 9 am - English
11 am - Spanish
Reconciliation 1/2 hr. before each Mass &4pm Sat.

Father Paul Ward



John Barker, Minister


Family of
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
7191 Imlay City Road
Imlay City
Educational Hour - 9:15 am
Worship Time - 10:30 am

Phone 810-724-2620


Sunday 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Friday Youth 7:00 pm

Sunday Mornings
10:30 am




Wayne Boyd, Pastor

881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888

Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am
Worship Services
10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm
Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services
over 15
Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God



2720 Winslow Road

Imlay City, MI 48444

1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass

Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Wednesday Prayer & Praise 7:30 pm

Phone: 810-724-6999



(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court Capac, MI

(810) 395-7557

Phone: 810-724-8110
Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist

Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Service 10:45 am
Evening Service 6:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm

Light of Christ

First Baptist Church

Supervised child care during all services

Adult & Children's Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

Children's Church during service.



6835 Weyer Road Imlay City, MI48444

2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City

Morning Worship - 8:55 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night - 6:45 p.m.

74903 McKay Rd., Romeo

Weekday Masses



Come Grow With Us!

Sacred Heart
Catholic Church

670 N. Van Dyke

Imlay City, MI 48444
Sunday Service
Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am
Morning Worship 11:00am
1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm


Imlay City


Come as you are - everyone is welcome!

Imlay City

Pastor Tim Martin
Sunday 10 a.m. Service 15

395 N. Cedar (M-53)
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 11:15 a.m.
Youth Ministry
MOPS Program
Community Mens & Womens
Bible Studies

14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac

Imlay City
Church of Christ

905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI

Corner of Almont Road
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Curtis Clarke

Pastor Alan Casillas

Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave.

(Across from the Library)
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship
Nursery Available
Jr. Church for K-5th grade
Rev. Marcel Allen Lamb

5394 Main Street - Dryden

Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.




859 N. Van Dyke Road

Imlay City, Michigan 48444

4411 Newark Road

Attica, MI 48412

Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Volunteer for the Habitat

for Humanity of Lapeer
County at the office.
Interested parties can call
810-664-7111 and speak to
Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at

Club News



Free hearing and vision

screens for children of preschool age are available at
the Lapeer County Health
Department. To schedule an
appointment please call
810-667-0448 or 810-2455549.

Widowed Friends invites all

widowed to join us for
breakfast and friendship in
a safe setting every 2nd and
4th Monday of the month at
The Imlay City American
9 a.m. at Seros, 925 Gratiot
Legion Post 135 meets the
in Marysville. For more
2nd and last Wednesdays of
information about our
the month at 7:30 p.m. The
group, call Julie at 810-388- Lapeer County Health post is located at 212 E.
Third Street. Contact them
at 724-1450 or

St. Pauls
Lutheran Church
200 North Cedar (M-53)
Imlay City, MI

Free tutor training for people who would like to help

others in our community
improve English skills.
Volunteer basis. Please call
for orientation before training at 810-664-2737.

Capac Pharmacy is teaming

with Support Million Hearts
by offering in-pharmacy
blood pressure screenings,
136 North Main St. in
Capac, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.- 6
p.m. Everyone is invited to
come and have their blood
Imlay City Christian School, pressure read for free.
7197 E. Imlay City Rd. in
Imlay City. For more information, call 810-724-5695.


City Rd., Lapeer - Regular

Immunization Clinic Hours:
(held in 2nd floor clinic
area) Mondays 1-3:30 p.m.
Walk-In, Wednesdays 8:30
Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m. By
Additional Immunization
Clinics Offered: Tuesdays
(July 19-Sep. 13) 8:30-11:30
a.m. & 1:30-4 p.m. By
Appointment Only (held in
2nd floor clinic area),
Mondays (Aug. 22 & Aug.
29) 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-4
p.m. Walk-In (held in lower
level). For additional information, to check if we accept
your insurance, or to schedule an appointment please
call 810-667-0448.


Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School
9:00 a.m. September thru May
Staffed Nursery During Worship 15

Christ Evangelical First Congregational Church

Lutheran Church
United Church of Christ
1970 S. Almont Ave., Imlay City
at corner of Newark Rd.

275 Bancroft - Imlay City

(Corner of 5th Street)



Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Worship 7:00 p.m.


Ralph O. Stuebs
Cell-(567) 674-0438

Come to the WELS

St. Nicholas
Catholic Church
4331 Capac Road
Capac, MI 48014



Sunday School &Morning Adult Group 9:30 a.m.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson
No matter who you are or where you are
on lifes journey, you are welcome here!15

Holy Redeemer
Lutheran Church
4538 Dryden Rd. Dryden, MI


8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS

Weekday Masses:
9:30 am - WORSHIP
Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & BIBLE CLASS
Weekend Masses:
Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Steven Helms
Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 15
Christian Preschool Available

201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI

Sr. Pastor: Keith Langley

Sunday Worship Service at 10:15 a.m.

Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sundays 6-8pm
Kidz 4 Christ ~ Wednesdays 6-7:30pm
Pre-School - 5th grade

St. John The

Catholic Church
872 Capac Rd.
Allenton, MI 48002


Weekday Masses:
Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m.
Weekend Masses:
Saturday - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 15

Attention Cottage Food

Vendors - The Market
Lexington is currently looking for Cottage Food
Vendors for the 2016 market season. Contact Kristen
Kaatz, 810-404-7570 for
stall space and pricing.
The Flea Market held each
Sunday at the Lapeer Center
Building, 425 County Center
Rd. in Lapeer, will be open
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Up to 50
booths inside and outside
sell a huge variety of items.
This event is sponsored by
the Lapeer Center Building,
and there is no admission
charge. For info on space
rentals, contact Logan at
810-347-7915. For general
information on the Flea
Market or food service by
Peacock Alley Catering call
810-664-2109 or email

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June 24, Imlay City High
School Principal Dr. William
Kalmar, Science Department
Chair Tom DeClark and and
Imlay City Middle School
Science Chair Juliann Kent
presented at the National
Middle College National
Consortium (MCNC) conference in New York City.
These Imlay City representatives are part of Lapeer

Countys contingent for the

federally funded five-year
Expansion Project (SECEP)
grant. Also in attendance at
the conference were Almont
Superintendent Joe Candela
and Dryden teachers Jamie
Logan, Christi Sobek and
Kathleen Schleicher.
For the last two years,
Almont, Dryden, Imlay City
and North Branch Schools

have been involved in the

SECEP grant, which has
helped them create a countywide early college program,
in collaboration with Baker
College, for high school students. The grant has also
focused of helping teachers
improve STEM (an acronym
which stands for Science,
Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics) education for
all of our students.
Kent and DeClark presented the story of how they
have changed their teaching
to reflect the best practices in
STEM education and inquiry-based learning. This
included reviewing projects

Photo provided

Local educators present at

New York STEM conference

Imlay Citys Dr. Bill Kalmar and Almont Superintendent Joe Candela (center)
took part in a panel discussion at the conference, sharing their experiences
so far with Lapeer Countys STEM Early College Expansion Project.
involved with the Imlay City
watershed, earthquake proofing structures and bridge

Superintendent Candela
and Dr. Kalmar also participated in a panel discussion
reviewing the first two years

of the five-year SECEP project, sharing their findings

with other SECEP and early
college conference attendees.

Photo provided

Spartan alumni invited to All-Class Reunion

Imlay City teachers Juliann Kent and Tom DeClark

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biennial All-Class
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p.m. at the Imlay City High
According to organizers
with the Imlay City Schools
Alumni Association, who are
sponsoring the event, doors

to the event in the cafetorium

open at noon with a luncheon
to follow at 12:30 p.m.
Salads, sandwiches, desserts
and beverages will be served.
Individual classes will be
seated at tables with classmates.
required for those who plan
to attend the luncheon and
members of the classes of
1965 and 1966 who will be
inducted into the Half


Century Society and receive

Golden Diplomas at the program that follows around 1
Cost for the luncheon is
$11 per person and reservations must be received by
July 15. Make checks payable to the Imlay City Schools
Alumni Association and send
registration information to
174 Melanie Blvd, Imlay
City, MI 48444.

The Class of 1966 will

mark their 50th Anniversary
with a reunion on Friday,
July 22, at Castle Creek Golf
Club in Lum starting at 5:30
p.m. Following the All-Class
Reunion, 1966 alumni will
ride on a float in the Blueberry
Festival Parade on Saturday
at 4 p.m.


By Maria Brown

Tri-City Times Assistant Editor


Blueberry Parade is the festivals signature event you just
cant miss, be sure to take
note of two significant
changes in store for this year.
Most notably is a new start
time. Now entrants will travel down Almont Ave. starting
at 4 p.m. on Saturday, two
hours earlier than the usual 6
The Parade brings hundreds of people to downtown.
With a new start time of 4
p.m., attendees can enjoy the
local merchants and Festival
activities before, during and

after the parade. We are hoping the new time allows people the opportunity to stay in
downtown longer, eat dinner,
shop and enjoy the sites,
said Downtown Development
Authority (DDA) Director
Dana Walker.
The route is also altered
this year due to upcoming
road work on Almont Ave.
Entrants will assemble as
usual at the Eastern Michigan
State Fairgrounds, beginning
at 2 p.m., and then travel
north on Almont Ave to
Fourth Street where theyll
head west to Handley Street
before heading back to the
Those are the details

important for spectators, but

what about participating in
the parade?
If you, your business,
church or community group
plan to enter the parade, contact organizers, the DDA , by
July 8 to register. There is no
fee to enter except for those
affiliated with a political
party. That cost is $75.
The parade theme matches that of other festival
events-pirates and pirate
princesses. Trophies will also
be handed out in several categories as well.
The parade is a great
way to celebrate the variety
of organizations, businesses
and community members


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By Maria Brown

Tri-City Times Assistant Editor

CAPAC Victory is the

ultimate goal when a sports
team runs off the field but the
win at an upcoming Victory
Day comes when participants
simply step or roll onto the
On September 24, the
Capac, Imlay City Victory
Day event will give children
and young adults from both
school districts, ages 5 to 26,
with cognitive or physical
impairments the chance to
play football or be a cheerleader. Plans are being spearheaded by Capac parent Paula
Bellhorn and Capac High
School teacher and coach Bill
In the months to come,
Bellhorn, Nestle and others
hope to spread the word about
this unique event, get participants signed up and find a
few financial supporters.
I learned about the program through a former SVSU
teammate of mine named
Aaron Segedi who is the
founder of Victory Day,
Nestle said.
The purpose of this project is to give children with

physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to enjoy

being a football player or
cheerleader for the day. I
think this is a great opportunity for our Capac Student
Athletes to build character
through serving their community. Through this project I
hope that our players learn
that the game of football is
about more than just xs and
Bellhorn explained that
each participant will be partnered with a varsity athlete
who will serve as their mentor
for the day. Both schools
marching bands will perform
to kick things off at the Capac
Field and then form a tunnel
through which players and
their mentors will travel, each
announced. Plays will be run
and when a touchdown is
scored, the band will erupt
into their respective fight
song. Elsewhere stations will
let everyone try out basic,
modified football skills, like
kicking a field goal.
Following all that fun,
students and their families
will be treated to a hot dog
lunch. Special guests include

Teddy Montgomery, a member of the 2015 Capac Chiefs

football team, who will take
part in the honorary coin toss
and Lt. Governor Brian Calley
whos said he plans to attend.
The following Friday, the
Capac and Imlay City football
teams will face off in Imlay
City where they plan to recognize Victory Day participants. Bellhorn said through a
raffle, theyll pick students to
serve as honorary captains at
that contest.
Capac and Imlay City
plan to take turns hosting the
yearly event.
This whole event does
not cost participants anything.
We provide t-shirts, jerseys
and a medal to commemorate
Victory Day, Bellhorn said.
She notes the Capac Polar
Bear Club gave $850 of funds
raised to Victory Day and that
organizers have received a
grant from the Four County
Community Foundation to
cover some of their costs but
that request was granted
before Capac invited Imlay
City to join in. Now they hope
to secure sponsorships and
solicit donations for the free


Different sponsorship levels are available and depending on contributions, donors

can have their names listed on
t-shirts, programs and more.
Bellhorn is also doing her
part to encourage parents to
sign their students up for
Victory Day.
There is no one too
severe to take part in this. We
want to give this opportunity
to any child with any kind of
impairment, she said.
Bellhorn said her friends
son participated in a Victory
Day event in Port Huron last
year. She said she was struck
at how the chance to interact
with special needs kids obviously impacted the athletes.
Events like this have a
profound effect on mentors
and helps kids with special
needs get acceptance, she
The smile on the kids
faces were just amazing. To
see them being wheeled in for
a touchdown and the excitement on their faces was great.
They dont get many opportunities to do something like
Bellhorn, whose son
Russell started the well-

Image provided

Special needs youths to play football or perform cheerleading for a day

Victory Day participants will receive free t-shirts,

jerseys, medals and a hot dog lunch for them and
their families.
known Be Kind Campaign
at Capac Schools in 2011,
said shes grateful to Coach
Nestle for his desire to launch
the Victory Day program.
Almost a year ago, he
approached me about it. I
didnt know anything about
the program but I said I dont
have to investigatethis is
something we can do, she
Aaron Segedi created
Victory Day in 2010 in
Trenton, MI, where he works
as a teacher and coach. The

three-time cancer survivor

made a deal with God, the
Victory Day website states,
that he would make our community and the world we all
live in a better place.
Participants are asked to
register by July 25.
For more information
about the Capac Imlay City
Victory Day or to become a
sponsor contact organizers at
capacimlaycityvictoryday@ or visit the Capac
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Shelter seeks grant for isolation area

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LAPEER The countys animal shelter has applied

for grant funding to create a
cat isolation area at their
facility. Chief Animal Control
Officer Aimee Orn submitted
a request to Two Seven Oh
Inc. for $21,902 to construct
the isolation room, purchase
cages and install an air purification system.
As an open intake facility the majority of the cats
that we take in are strays with
no known medical history. It
is important that we have a
separate housing area for
incoming animals to avoid a
possible exposure to our current population, Orn wrote
in her application letter.
In the countys proposal,
Orn goes on to state that
without an isolation area,
staff arent able to separate
healthy cats from those being

treated for simple, but contagious illness, such as upper

respiratory infections.
We often deal with cruelty and hoarding cases.
These animals must be
housed in a safe, non-public
area for the duration of the
court case. Currently, our
entire cat housing area is
open to the public, Orn
According to information
submitted with the grant
application, Lapeer County
cared for more than 700 cats
and kittens in 2015474
cats and 262 kittens. More
than half of all felines were
adopted by individuals.
Others were euthanized at the
owners request, euthanized
for humane reasons, transferred to rescue organizations
or returned to their owners,
among other stated reasons.

The Imlay City Rotary Club held their annual Exchange of Officers at Castle Creek Golf Club in Lum
last week. Nearly 90 Rotarians and guests were on hand to welcome new club officers, thank the outgoing officers and honor some special guests with Paul Harris Fellow Awards. Ian Kempf was named
Imlay Citys Rotarian of the Year, although not able to stay for the photo. Pictured (l to r) are Dr. Tim
Edwards, who was inducted into the clubs Hall of Fame; Dr. Gary Richards, Lori Campbell, Jan
Champion, Dorothy Schonfeld (honoring her late husband Harold), Honorable Clayton Preisel, Dick
Hinterman (honoring his late wife Judith) and Leonor Palacios (honoring her late husband John) each
received Paul Harris Fellow Awards. The awards are given to citizens and Rotarians who have contributed to the ideals of Rotary. The proceeds go toward eradicating polio across the world. The Imlay
City Rotary is among the worlds top contributing Paul Harris Awards based on membership.

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Tubbys now open

in Imlay City

Tubbys held its Grand

Opening late last month to
celebrate its move to Imlay
City. The submarine shop
offers a variety of sandwiches prepared fresh, cold and/or
grilled, along with a variety
of side items and beverages.
Located at 586 Cedar St in
Imlay City, Tubbys is open
Monday through Saturday 10
a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11
a.m.-8 p.m. They can be
reached at 810-721-2131.

Almont Downtown
Dentistry 30 years
Vanderest and Dr. Lois Meek
and staff are celebrating 30
years of service to the community of Almont.
In an effort to thank customers for their continued
and loyal support, the dentists are sponsoring monthly
drawings to award adults $25
gift certificates to an Almont
In addition, children and
teens up to age 18 are eligible
for $10 gift certificates to
Charlie Browns or Hideaway
During the 30-year anniversary promotion, Dr.
Vanderest will provide complimentary new patient
exams (including basic
x-rays) through July 31.
For more information or
to make an appointment, call
Almont Downtown Dentistry
at 810-798-3941.

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Times unveils All-Area team

Batting average: Lesniak

ranked ninth on the Imlay
City ballclub and 14th among
Tri-City Times All-Area first
team honorees with a .215
He provided 18 singles,
six doubles and five triples
among 110 at bats.
Lesniak also collected 10
RBI, scored 19 runs, stole 19
bases and drew 16 walks.
Lesniak completed his second
campaign on Imlay Citys
squad as an All-Blue Water
Area Conference first team
pick, a Division 2 All-District
and All-Region selection and
a Michigan High School
Baseball Coaches Association
Division 2 All-State second
team choice.
Mike Nadrowski
School: Imlay City
Nick Terry, of Almont, delivers a strike to home
Year: Senior
plate in a BWAC game this season.

Years on varsity: Three

Battani inks pact with GVSU

Almont pole vaulter takes skills to college

By Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Photo provided

ALMONT Almonts
Jacob Battani inked a pact to
become a part of the Grand
Valley State University mens
track team this past Thursday.
Battani attracted their
attention by enjoying a 2016
campaign the likes of which
will be tough duplicate any
time soon.
Almont standout Jacob This past spring Battani
Battani stands on the obtained pacesetting pole
pole vault runway at the vault relay performances at
the Byron-based Jack and Jill
Div. 3 state meet.

Relays and Almont Coed

Relays; plus claimed individual firsts at the Marlette
Invitational, Lapeer County
Meet hosted by North Branch
High School, Cavalier Classic
True Team Invite in Corunna,
Davison Cardinal Twilight
Classic, a Division 3 regional
hosted by Bad Axe High
School; the Yale High Schoolbased Blue Water Area
Conference Meet and at the
Division 3 finals hosted by
Comstock Park High School
(posting a season-best clearance of 15 feet 6 inches there).

Jacob Battani signs his letter of intent with Grand Valley as (L to R) Almont
coach Chuck Bristol, Aubrey Battani, Chase Battani, Rene Battani, Bryson
Battani, Rick Battani, Evan Battani, Payton Battani, Austin Battani and coach
James Wade look on.

In addition to that, Battani

provided a second at the
Ypsilanti-based Huron Relays
and brought home a two-way
tie for a fourth from the prestigious Midwest Meet of
Champions contested at Ohio
Wesleyan University.
Battani, who also was a
state champion his sophomore season and notched a
two-way tie for third his
junior campaign as Tri-City
Area track and field fans may
recall, was also recruited by
Division 1 schools such
Central Michigan University,
Eastern Michigan University,
the University of South
Florida as well as NAIA
school Aquinas.
He chose GVSU for their
options of business and engineering schools as well as the
fact that the Associate Head
Coach Lou Andreadis is a full
time dedicated pole vault
Andreadis has developed a
solid pole vault program that
has seen 40 All-American
honors and seven NCAA
Champion pole vault performances. His vaulters average
a 15-inch improvement over
the past seven years. Three of
his vaulters have seen over
three feet added to their high
school personal records.
I am looking forward to
Battani page 3-A

Almont grad Matt Harris competes in the pole

vault at the GLIAC Championships hosted by
Ferris State University.

Harris wins
GLIAC pole
vault title

Almont standout earns

top finish for Hillsdale
By Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor

ALMONT Former Almont standout Matt

Harris claimed a first-place finish for the Hillsdale
College mens track team at the Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship on
Friday, May 6.
Big Rapids, Michigan is where the meet was contested.
Harris, a junior, earned the distinction of pole
vault champion that day. He cleared 15 feet 7 3/4
inches en route.
Lake Superior State Universitys Jack Miles also
competed at the meet. The freshman took 23rd in a
preliminary heat of the 1500 run. He registered a 4:22
clocking en route.
When the final scores were added up, Grand
Valley State Universitys 190.5 point output paced the
field assembled. Tiffin University (155 points),
Hillsdale (121), Ashland (81.5), Saginaw Valley State
University (55), Findlay (49), Michigan Tech (42),
Malone (39), Walsh (25), Lake Superior State
University and Lake Erie (16 each), Ferris State
(eight) and Northwood (seven) held down places two
through 14 at meets end.

Photo provided

From the first pitch until the
last, these players set the standard for excellence.
Here is a look at who
made the 2016 edition of The
Tri-City Times All-Area baseball team and the numbers
they generated en route:
Jared Czape
School: Dryden
Year: Sophomore
Years on varsity: Two
Position: Pitcher/shortstop
Throws: Righthanded
Record: Czape put together a 9-0 record, featuring a
1.11 ERA, this past spring.
In 57 innings of work,
Czape struck out 84 and
walked 14.
Batting average: Czape
generated a .419 average,
thanks to 44 hits in 105 at
bats. His level of plate proficiency was third best on the
Dryden ballclub and sixth out
of those who attained Tri-City
Times All-Area first team status.
He also furnished his
squads best run total (42) and
second highest RBI output
Postseason honors: Czape
wrapped up his second season
on Drydens varsity as an AllNorth Central Thumb League
pick at both positions as well
as a Division 4 All-District
Jacob Lesniak
School: Imlay City
Year: Senior
Years on varsity: Two
Position: Pitcher
Throws: Righthanded
Record: Lesniak posted a
9-2 mark, including an
impressive 0.58 ERA, during
the 2016 campaign.
In 84 innings, Lesniak
gave up 22 hits, struck out
165 and issued 15 walks.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Position: Pitcher
Throws: Righthanded
forged an 8-1 record, featuring a 1.38 ERA, this past
In 71 innings of work,
Nadrowski allowed 37 hits,
retired 72 on strikes and
walked 20.
Nadrowski notched a .241
average, thanks to 21 singles
and six doubles in 112 at bats.
His level of plate proficiency
was fifth best on the Imlay
City ballclub and 13th out of
those who attained Tri-City
Times All-Area first team status.
He also wound up with 24
RBI, scored 19 runs, drew 12
walks and stole four bases.
Nadrowski capped his third
season on Imlay Citys varsity as an All-Blue Water Area
Conference honorable menImlay City pitcher Jacob Lesniak looks to strike tion pick.
out an opposing batter in a regional game this

past season.
All-Area page 2-A
Photo by Kevin Kissane

By Kevin Kissane

Photo provided

From the first pitch to last, area players excel

Almont grad Matt Harris (center) won the

pole vault at the GLIAC championships.













All-Area: Times unveils All-Area baseball team

Imlay City shortstop Tyler Livingston looks to

throw out a baserunner in a BWAC game this season.

Athlete of the Week

Dryden sophomore
baseball standout John
DelCampo hit at a .533
clip this past season.
For his effort,
DelCampo earns our
Boys Athlete of the Week

Almont senior Stacy

Houghton was named to
the honorable mention
portion of the Div. 2 AllState softball team
For her effort,
Houghton earns our
Girls Athlete of the
Week honor.

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one homer in 120 at bats.

Ramirez also produced
his teams highest RBI (49)
and walk (28) outputs plus
stole a pair of bases.
Postseason honors: He
wrapped up his third season
on Imlay Citys varsity as an
Conference first team selection and a Division 2 AllDistrict choice.
Matt Schuster
School: Almont
Year: Senior
Years on varsity: One
Position: Outfield
Batting average: Schuster
managed a .491 average,
thanks to 42 singles and 10
doubles in 106 at bats. His
level of plate proficiency was
best on the Almont ballclub
and second out of those who
attained Tri-City Times AllArea first team status.
He also accumulated his
squads highest run total (42),
generated his teams third
highest steal output (five)
and added teams fourth
highest RBI total (17).
Schuster struck out just
nine times.
Postseason honors: He
concluded his first and final
season on Almonts varsity as
an All-Blue Water Area
Conference first team pick.
Louis Aguinaga
School: Capac
Year: Senior
Years on varsity: Four
Position: Shortstop
Aguinaga ranked first on the
Capac ballclub and third
among Tri-City Times AllArea honorees with a .465
He also provided his
teams highest RBI total (15)
and second highest run output (18).
Aguinaga struck out just
six times.
Postseason honors: He
finished his fourth season on
Capacs varsity as an AllBlue Water Area Conference
first team choice.
Tyler Livingston
School: Imlay City
Year: Senior
Years on varsity: Two
Position: Shortstop
Livingston generated a .358
average, thanks to 40 singles
and seven doubles in 131 at
bats. His level of plate proficiency was third best on the
Imlay City ballclub and 11th
out of those who attained TriCity Times All-Area first
team status.
He also furnished his
teams highest run (33) and

steal (27) outputs, provided his squads second

most walks (15) and
notch his teams third
highest RBI output (23).
Postseason honors:
Area first team status.
Livingston ended his
second campaign on Imlay He also logged his teams
Citys varsity as Division 2 highest steal total (48, includAll-District selection and an ing home twice), supplied his
Area squads fourth highest run
Conference honorable men- output (30) and tied for his
teams fourth most RBI (21).
tion pick.
Adam Finn
Pocius wrapped up his third
School: Almont
season on Drydens varsity as
Year: Senior
an All-North Central Thumb
Years on varsity: Three
Position: Shortstop/sec- League first team selection

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Year: Junior
Years on varsity: One
Position: Catcher/infield
Batting average: Hyatt
provided a 456 average,
thanks to 20 singles and six
doubles in 57 at bats. His
level of plate proficiency was
second best on the Dryden
ballclub and fifth out of those
who attained Tri-City Times
All-Area first team status.
He also tied for his
squads fourth highest RBI
output (21).
Postseason honors: Hyatt
ended his initial season on
Drydens varsity as a Division
4 All-District pick and a
North Central Thumb League
second team selection.
Orlando Ramirez
School: Imlay City
Year: Senior
Years on varsity: Three
Position: Third base
Batting average: Ramirez
ranked second on the Imlay
City ballclub and 10th among
Tri-City Times All-Area first
team honorees with a .375
He amassed 31 singles,
12 doubles, one triple and

Photo by Kevin Kissane

All-Area page 1-A

Nick Terry
School: Almont
Year: Senior
Yeats on varsity: Three
Position: Pitcher
Throws: Righthanded
Record: Terry wound up
with a 6-3 mark, with a 2.98
ERA, during the 2016 campaign.
In 51 2/3 innings, Terry
gave up 53 hits, struck out 40
and issued 21 walks.
Batting average: Terry
ranked 10th on the Almont
ballclub and 12th among TriCity Times All-Area honorees with a .286 average.
He had 11 singles and
one double in 42 at bats.
Terry also tied for his
teams eighth highest RBI
output (seven) and tied for
his squads 12th best run total
Postseason honors: Terry
concluded his third season on
Almonts varsity as an AllBlue Water Area Conference
honorable mention selection.
Ethan Hyatt
School: Dryden

Jared Czape, of Dryden, throws a strike during a

NCTL clash at home this past season.
ond base
Batting average: Finn
ranked second on the Almont
ballclub and fourth among
Tri-City Times All-Area first
team honorees with a .461
He wound up with 24
singles, 15 doubles, one triple and one homer in 84 at
Finn also collected a
team-high 40 RBI, tied for
his squads second best run
total (30) and drew his teams
third highest walk output
He struck out just seven
Postseason honors: Finn
concluded his third season on
Almonts varsity as an AllBlue Water Area Conference
first team selection.
Evan Pocius
School: Dryden
Position: Infield/catcher
Year: Junior
Years on varsity: Three
Batting average: Pocius
amassed a .416 average this
season. His level of plate
proficiency was fourth best
on the Dryden ballclub and
seventh out of those who
attained Tri-City Times All-

and a Division 4 All-District

Nick Pica
School: Almont
Year: Junior
Years on varsity: Three
Position: Shortstop/second base
Batting average: Pica
ranked fourth on the Almont
ballclub and seventh among
Tri-City Times All-Area first
team honorees with a .392
He collected 24 singles
and seven doubles in 79 at
Pica also supplied his
teams best walk output (17),
generated his squads second
highest steal total (six), tied
for his squads second best
run total (30) and registered
his teams third highest
RBIoutput (18).
Postseason honors: Pica
finished his third campaign
on Almonts varsity as an
Conference first team pick.
John DelCampo
School: Dryden
Year: Sophomore
Years on varsity: Two
Position: Outfield



DelCampo sported a .533

average, thanks to 36 singles,
10 doubles and two triples in
90 at bats. His level of plate
proficiency was best on the
Dryden ballclub and out of
those who attained Tri-City
Times All-Area first team
He also generated his
squads highest RBI output
(35) and ranked second on
his team as far as runs scored
(41) were concerned.
Jeffrey Opificius
School: Capac
Year: Senior
Years on varsity: Two
Position: Outfield
Opificius ranked third on the
Capac ballclub and ninth
among Tri-City Times AllArea first team honorees with
a .412 average.
He had 31 singles and
two doubles in 80 at bats.
Opificius also generated
his teams best run output
(25), notched his squads
third highest RBI total (nine)
and drew three walks.
He struck out just six
Opificius concluded his second campaign on Capacs
varsity as an All-Blue Water
Area Conference honorable
mention pick.
Second team - Tyler
Zisler, Almont, pitcher;
Andrew Sams, Capac, pitcher/first
Daniel DeBlauwe, Almont,
catcher; Brendan Ecker,
Zach Revoldt, Almont, first
base; Justin Knox, Dryden,
infield/pitcher; Sean Riley,
Dryden, outfield/pitcher;
Marcus Aguinaga, Imlay
City, outfield; and Brady
Czape, Dryden, outfield.
Coach of the Year Chris Schenkel, who directed
Dryden to a pacesetting 14-0
North Central Thumb League
mark, a second-place showing at a Division 4 district
and a 25-9-1 overall record,
earns Tri-City Times AllArea Coach of the Year accolades.
Almonts Ritchie Feys
(23-10 overall, including an
11-3 Blue Water Area
Conference mark) and Imlay
Citys Jeff Haring (27-11
overall and a Division 2 district title) were also considered for the honor.

All-BWAC baseball squad is named

The following athletes earned
a spot on the All-Blue Water
Area Conference baseball
squad which was announced
First team - Stefan
Fenwick, Richmond; Connor
Margosian, Richmond; Matt
Skoryanc, Richmond; Trevor
Barrett, Richmond; Nick
Pica, Almont; Adam Finn,

Almont; Matt Schuster,

Almont; Adam Job, Armada;
Mitch Ruczynski, Armada;
Cam Hart, Armada; Jacob
Lesniak, Imlay City; Orlando
Ramirez, Imlay City; Mason
Ruhlman, Algonac; Luke
Stephenson. Algonac; Jordan
Craig, Yale; Jared Ramsey,
Yale; and Louis Aguinaga,
Honorable mention -

Austin Sinda, Richmond;

Max Fahrney, Richmond;
Nick Terry, Almont; Tyler
Zisler, Almont; Zach Revoldt,
Armada; Braden Korchmar,
Armada; Tyler Livingston,
Imlay City; Mike Nadrowski,
Imlay City; Joe Hindy,
Algonac; Jagger Geck,
Algonac; Andrew Sams,
Capac; and Jeffrey Opificius,

MVP - Matt Skoryanc,
Coach of the Year Ritchie Feys, Almont.
Final BWAC Standings
- 1) Richmond, 12-2; 2)
Almont, 11-3; 3) Armada,
9-4; 4) Imlay City, 8-6; 5)
Algonac, 6-8; 6) Capac and
Yale, 4-10 each; along with 8)
Cros-Lex, 2-12.

Dryden lands several on All-NCTL team

DRYDEN The following players were named

to the All-North Central
Thumb League baseball team
which was announced recently:
First team
Pitcher - Colin Smith,
Kingston; and Jared Czape,
Catcher - Evan Pocius,
First base - Dalton
Bailey, Mayville.
Third base - Dalton
Price, Kingston.
Infield - Austin Fritch,

Deckerville; Cole Simmons,

Caseville; and Jared Czape,
DelCampo, Dryden; Andre
Morrison, Mayville; and
Mason Kozfkay, Caseville.
Utility - Cole Cutcher,
Second team
Pitcher - Justin Baranski,
North Huron; Brendan
Bruess, North Huron; and
Austin Ahern, Kingston.
First base - Justin
Baranski, North Huron.
Third base - Wyatt

Janowiak, Deckerville.
Infield - Ethan Hyatt,
Dryden; Shane Maurer,
North Huron; and Austin
Outfield - Sean Riley,
Dryden; Kyler Williams,
Deckerville; and Hunter
Welsh, Peck.
Utility - Tatton Sarnac,
Honorable mention Josh Kincaid, CarsonvillePort Sanilac; Aaron Cooney,
Carsonville-Port Sanilac;

Deckerville; Justin Knox,

Dryden; Kylan Pennington,
Kingston; Grant Koehler,
Kingston; Gunner Thompson,
Kingston; Hunter James,
Kingston; Dylan Pierson,
Mayville; Colton Burke,
Mayville; Jared Hoag,
Mayville; Jordan McClelland,
Mayville; Dawson Hilts,
Mayville; Devin Koroleski,
Gorkowski, North Huron;
Connor Kowaleski, North
Huron; Kody LaFleur, Peck;
Chase Marritt, Peck; and
Cody Babcock, Peck.


By Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor


Livermore, a 2016 graduate
of Capac High School, will
take his mat skills to
College where he will wrestle
next school year.
Livermore wound up with a
50-9 record, an 84.7 percent
success rate, with 32 pins.
He also generated seconds at the Almont High
School-based Blue Water

Area Conference Tournament

and at a Division 3 district
hosted by Montrose; obtained
a fourth at a Richmond High
School-based Division 3
regional; plus furnished a
seventh (good enough to earn
All-State accolades) at The
Palace of Auburn Hills-based
Division 3 individual state
He had an outstanding
career for us, Capac Coach
Jason Klink said. Paul finished the season with 50 wins,
which tied him with Anthony
Trudo for the most wins on

our team this

season, he
He was a
regional qualifier, a state
qualifier and
an All-Stater.
Paul finishes
his career at
Livermore Capac in the
number 15
spot for career wins with 127.
He was one of those guys
who put the extra time in that
it takes to be successful. Even
though he was a three-sport

athlete he still went to many

offseason wrestling tournaments, camps and workouts
as possible. We will really
miss Paul next year and I
hope the young guys will follow his example of a great
work ethic.
Livermore, who was
voted one of Capacs Most
Valuable Wrestlers, completed his fourth campaign on
Capacs squad as a Tri-City
Times All-Area first team
selection and an All-Blue
Water Area Conference honorable mention choice.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Livermore to wrestle for Muskegon

Capacs Paul Livermore gains the upperhand on a

foe during a match last winter. He will wrestle at
Muskegon Community College.

By Kevin Kissane

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Emma Kerr, of Capac, follows through on a shot

during a recent Blue Water Junior Golf Tour stop.

Four competitors hailing
from the Tri-City Area wound
up among their divisions top
finishers at a Blue Water
Junior Golf Tour stop on
Monday, June 27.
St. Clair Country Club
served as the tournament
Almonts Jesse Kautz was
the girls 10-11 age group
champion. She carded a 77
over nine holes.
Brandi Kautz, of Almont,
posted the best effort among
girls 12-13 age division
entrants. Kautz finished with
a 62.
Almonts Tyler Kautz
excelled as well. Kautzs
18-hole round of 87 earned
her a share of first place in the
Girls 14 and Over A Division
along with Algonacs Kaity

Emma Kerr, of Capac,

also participated in that age
group. She shot a 99 for fifth.
Lindsey Albrecht, of
Almont, pulled up second
among Girls 14 and Over B
Division participants. She
finished with a 103 for 18
Ashley Gibbs, of Almont,
competed in that age group as
well. Gibbs posted a 141,
paving the way to a fifth.
The Tri-City Area had
three competitors tee it up in
the Boys 14-15 age group, all
of whom hail from Almont.
Thomas Manko paced the
trio with a 62 over nine holes.
Paul Biolchini posted a 67
and Michael Rinke managed
a 74. That earned them
respective divisional placings
of second, third and fourth.
Jack DeMara, of Almont,
also participated at the tournament. He tied for 10th in
the Boys 16 and Over Almonts Jesse Kautz concentrates on a putt durDivision, thanks to a 102.
ing a recent Blue Water Junior Golf Tour stop.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Tri-City competitors
excel at St. Clair
Country Club event

Brandt plans to join SC4 team Golf Outing is approaching

By Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor

IMLAY CITY The First Annual

Imlay City Basketball Golf Outing takes
place Saturday, July 16 at Castle Creek Golf
Club in Lum.
The two-person scramble, gets underway at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. It costs

Photo by Kevin Kissane

standout Hunter Brandt
announced recently his intention to tee it up with the St.
Clair County Community
College mens golf team next
He is coming off an
impressive senior campaign
which saw him average 41
per nine-hole round.
Brandt supplied his lowest round, a 38, at a Blue
Water Area Conference
Tournament hosted by Castle
Creek Golf Club on
Wednesday, April 20.
As far as 18-hole tournaments were concerned, Brandt
shot a 75 at the Brown City
Invitational hosted by Holly
Meadows Golf Course in
Capac; carded a 77 during a
Division 3 regional contested
at Atlas Valley Country Club;
supplied a 78 at a Division 3
district hosted by Heather
Hills Golf Club; generated an
82 at the Blue Water Area
Conference Tournament hosted by Solitude Golf Links in
Wadhams; managed an 83
Invitational contested at
Mystic Creek Golf Club; provided an 84 at the Bay City
Western Invitational; plus
added an 86 at the PCCS
Classic contested at Golden
Fox Golf Course.
Brandt also tacked on a
153 over 36 holes, consisting
of an opening round 74 and a
closing round 79 en route to a
three-way tie for 17th at the
Division 3 state finals.
Forest Akers East Golf

Hunter Brandt, of Almont, watches his shot split

the fairway in a match this season. He will play at
SC4 next season.
Course, in East Lansing, is first team pick and an Allwhere the action unfolded.
Blue Water Area Conference
He finished his fourth first team choice.
campaign on Almonts squad
as Tri-City Times All-Area

Battani: Headed to GVSU

Battani page 1-A
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of sealed bid. All addendums will also
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is responsible for ensuring all addendums have been received and acknowledged prior to submittal of the bid. No
paper copies of these documents will be
available for purchase.
Owner: City of Imlay City
Ed Priehs
DPW Director
July 6, 2016












Sealed Bids for the construction of
the 1st Street Sanitary Sewer
Improvements will be received, by
City of Imlay City at the office of the
Spicer Group, Inc., 230 S. Washington
Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607 until
10:00 A.M. local time on Wednesday,
July 20, 2016 at which time the Bids
received will be publicly opened and
read. The Project consists of constructing:

320 LF 10 PVC Sanitary Sewer

33 LF 8 PVC Sanitary Sewer

1 EA 4 Diameter Manhole
2 EA Connect to Existing
Sanitary Sewer Manhole

347 Sq. Yd. Pavement Removal

764 Sq. Yd. Cold Milling

130 Ton 13A HMA

347 Sq. Yd. 22A Aggregate Base
190 LF Remove and Replace
120 LF Remove and Replace
Curb and Gutter

A mandatory pre-bid conference
will be held at 10:00 A.M. local time on
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Imlay
City Offices, 150 North Main Street,
Imlay City, Michigan 48444.

Each proposal shall be accompa-



Township Zoning Board of Appeals at P.

O. Box 118, Capac, MI 48014. Written
comments will be received until the
close of business on July 20, 2016.
Sheila McDonald, Clerk


Please take notice that the Mussey
Township Zoning Board of Appeals will
hold a public hearing on Wednesday,
July 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mussey
Township Hall, 135 N. Main St., Capac,
Michigan, 48014. The purpose of the

Property Owner: Michael Hagan,
4740 Shutt Rd., Mussey, MI 48014

Location of Property: 4740 Shutt
Rd., Mussey, MI 48014

Legal Description(s): S221.1 OF
W 1/2 OF E 1/2 OF NW 1/4 SEC 14
T7N R13E 3.35 ACRES

Complete information concerning
this case may be examined or obtained
at the Mussey Township Office at 135
N. Main Street during regularly posted
office hours. Comments regarding the
proposed variance application will be
received at the Public Hearing and may
also be made in writing to the Mussey



hearing is to receive comment from residents, property owners, and the general
public regarding an application for a
variance from the terms of the Zoning
Ordinance, specifically, Article 12,
Section 1203(E), to permit the construction of an accessory structure
extending into the required front
Applicant: Michael Hagan, 4740
Shutt Rd., Mussey, MI 48014



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Bid for 1999 John Deere TC44H Wheel Loader

The City of Imlay City is seeking sealed bids for the sale of a 1999
John Deere TC44H Wheel Loader S/N 573619 with approximately 6,650
Hours. A minimum bid of $30,000.00 is required and shall be submitted in a sealed envelope entitled John Deere Loader Bid by no later
than 3:00 p.m. on July 27, 2016 to the attention of the City Manager, 150
N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI 48444. Please contact Ed Priehs, DPW
Superintendent, with any questions at (810) 724-2135. All sales are final
and buyer accepts equipment in AS IS condition. The successful bidder shall be responsible for pick-up and delivery of the equipment. The
approved bidder will not be granted ownership or take possession of
the loader until delivery of the Citys new loader. The City of Imlay City
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities and to accept the bid deemed to be in the best interest of the City.

Nicole F. Frost
City Clerk

Albar Industries, Inc., a Lapeer area leader

in the automotive painting industry is
currently accepting applications for the
following positions:
General Production - Requirements include the ability to keep
up with line speeds, capable of performing repetitive motions,
lifting, and operating orbital sanders and buffers while
maintaining production rates.
Applicants must be able to practice proper safety procedures.
Applicants must be available to work any shift.
We offer competitive wages and medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Interested candidates may apply in person at
Albar Industries Inc.,
780 Whitney Dr., Lapeer, MI 48446,
by fax (810) 667-2197,
online at or by email to
For e-mail submissions, please indicate job title
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No phone calls please.


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The Attack 10U softball team won the Lakeville title. They are front row (L to R) Hope Schriber, Sam
Leid, Devin Johnston, Avery Wolters and Carley Kalbfleisch; middle Kendall Roszczewski, Piper Clark,
Ava Panduren, Brooke Bunch, Jesse Kautz, Lydia LaCavera and Meghan Winston; and back coaches
Ray and Lane Johnston.

Almont Attack captures a 10U title

By Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor


Almont Attack 10U softball
team went 7-1 en route to a
first-place finish June 24-26
at the Otisville Tournament.
The squad began their
eighth-game tournament stint
Friday, June 24 with a 15-0
win against Lapeer Lightning.

Day twos action would

see the team drop a 6-0 verdict to Clio Orange Crush;
pick up a 13-0 victory over
Cards; and register a 16-0 triumph
The Almont Attack then
knocked off Edge 9U (12-0);
USA (12-1) and Edge 10U
(9-2) on Sunday, June 26.
They then squared off

versus Clio Orange Crush for

first place honors next. It
was there the Almont Attack
closed out a successful
tournament run with an 8-1
win against Clio Orange
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the fence homers, including a
grand slam) led the Almont
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Hope Schriber, Sam Leid,
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