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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

143rd Volume - Issue No. 6

for air
Area firefighters to participate
in annual Air Climb fundraiser
By Tom Wearing
Tri-City Times Staff Writer

TRI-CITYAREA Firefighters from Almont,

Dryden, and Imlay City will be among the partici-
pants in the American Lung Associations 2017
Fight for Air Climb Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 26.
The goal of the 11th annual Air Climb fundraiser

Photo provided
is to bring greater attention to the causes, treatments
and human cost associated with lung disease.
The local teams individual and collective chal-
lenges will be to scale to the top of Detroits State Rep. Gary Howell, of North Branch, was chosen as the one of the legislative escorts leading
71-story Renaissance Center in the fastest possible the Michigan Supreme Court justices to the House floor during last months State of the State
time. address. To Howell's left is Sen. Mike Shirkey of Clarklake.

The bottom line

To accomplish the feat, participants must climb
140 flights of stairs (1,035 stairs) while attired in
full gear, totaling about 70 pounds including air
Almont first-timers
2017 marks the first year the Almont Twp. Fire
Dept. has fielded a team to compete in Air Climb.
Firefighter Sal Dimaio said the three-man team,
including Steven VanValkenberg and Noah
Salaries for lawmakers, staffers again made public
Lackowski, got together on short notice, but theyre By Maria Brown stopped that practice six months ago. legislations that would subject the
looking forward to the challenge and opportunity to Tri-City Times Assistant Editor New Speaker of the House Tom governors office to the Freedom of
assist the American Lung Association. Leonard reinstated the practice last Information Act and create a similar
This is our first year and were excited about TRI-CITY AREA The pub- month. disclosure procedure for the House
it, said Dimaio. Wed heard about it before, but lic once again has access to specific Lapeer Countys Gary Howell and Senate called the Legislative
this year (Chief) Don Smith gave us some pam- salary information for state represen- praised the move, characterizing it Open Records Act. The act calls for
phlets and we got motivated to do it. tatives and their staff members. as a good initial step toward addi- letting residents request public
Though Dimaio, VanValkenberg and Lackowski According to media reports, the tional transparency. records from the governor and
have not been training as a team, they have been House of Representatives had been In a statement, Howell commit- Legislature.
publishing a list of staffers and their ted to supporting additional steps to
Climbing page 4-A salaries since 2011 but briefly increase that transparency, including Bottom Line: page 4-A

Love is Love in Imlay City

Campaign promotes diversity in the many faces of love
we had to.
Hart says the Love is
Love promotion is aimed
By Catherine Minolli believe in the simple truth at fostering acceptance that
Tri-City Times Editor about love... Love is love has many faces.

Open hearts
Love above all else. We have made so
IMLAY CITY Ask Regardless of circumstanc- many great advancements
anyone what love is and es, gender, color, religion, in equal rights recently,
Almont NHS students chances are good theyll social status... Love is and yet there is still so
host Red Out game, respond with the bible Love. Teets and Hart have much hate in the world
...see pages 5-A verse from 1 Corinthians created a photo campaign towards people who some
13:4-7. For those who bearing that quote to tie in feel are different, Hart
need a refresher, oft-quot- with Valentines Day. says. Love is the answer,
ed paragraph goes some- Their road hasnt been Love has no boundaries,
thing like this: as direct or simple as the knows no age, sexual ori-
Love is patient, love Love is Love quote, but entation, race, or religion.
is kind. It does not envy, it the journey has demon- Its pretty is
does not boast, it is not strated for the couple that love.
proud. It does not dishonor acceptance of the truth that To illustrate the point,
others... Love is Love is key. the couple reached out to
That last sentence Growing up feeling members of the communi-
seems to resonate with
different than everyone ty for the month-long cam-
photographer Steve Teets else, feeling left out paign to illustrate love in
and his spouse Jeffrey because of who I was, I all of its diversity.
Photo by Jeffrey Hart

Guest speaker motivates Hart, owners of had to find ways to make A glance at the win-
Dryden HS students, Somewhere in Time in the me feel like I fit in, some- dow display at Somewhere
...see page 15-A historic Hotel McKinley times not being the person in Time shows couples like
downtown. I knew I was, Hart says. longtime Imlay City Police
Though theyre inching I have been fighting all Officer Joe DeLuca, his
their way out of the new- through my adult years Februarys window display at Somewhere in wife Margaret and their
lywed category, having and will continue to fight Time photography studio at the historic Hotel
TRI-CITY tied the knot in August of
2014, Teets and Hart
so that no other child
has to go through what
McKinley in downtown Imlay City highlighting
the diversity of love. Diversity page 4-A
ONLINE LCEMSBoard eyes two new ambulance bases By Tom Wearing serve as at large mem- Tri-City Times Staff Writer bers and assume the seats
left vacant by Eldon Card
LAPEER COUNTY and Nina Suter, both of
There have been some whom opted to step down
FACEBOOK changes to the Lapeer
County EMS Board since a
from their positions.
Other current board
majority of residents members include: (perma-
approved a 1-mill tax to fund the countywide ambu-
nent members) Imlay City
Manager Tom Youatt and
/Tricitytimes/ lance service. North Branch Supervisor
On Nov. 8, 2016, Lynn Hoffman, along with
Lapeer County residents at-large members Attica
narrowly passed the mill- Twp. Supervisor Al
The Tri-City Times age by a vote of 21,706 in Ocheadleus, Hadley
is printed on favor to 20,174 opposed. Treasurer Chris Tippen and
recycled paper LCEMS Director Kieth Mayfield Clerk Julie
Rumbold said the newest Schlaud.
additions to the seven- Tina Papineau, who
Facebook photo

member LCEMS Board had been an outspoken crit-

include: Goodland Twp. ic of LCEMS operations in
Clerk Mavis Roy and the past, offered her assess-
Dryden Twp. Supervisor ment of the current board
Lapeer County EMS rig available for viewing at local function. The Tina Papineau.
authority is eyeing the opening of two new bases in the county. Roy and Papineau will Bases page 4-A

Snow me the Love in Romeo on Saturday

By Catherine Minolli town on Saturday, February A Welcome Center at From 11 a.m-4 p.m.
Tri-City Times Editor 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. River of God Church, visitors can enjoy free horse
Visitors will be able to located on the south side of and carriage rides up and
ROMEO Looking take in an ice sculpture St. Clair Street off of Van down Main Street.
for something fun to do this competition on Main and Dyke, will include a Want to take a peek into
weekend? Head just a little St. Clair streets, with the Chinese raffle for gift bas- the future? Visit the fortune
bit south for the big Snow finished pieces being dis- kets, gift certificates and tellers at Old World
Me The Love event down- played throughout town. more, and old fashioned Nouveau and Natures
bake sale, face painters, Toolbox. Take the chill off
marshmallow snowman at the warming station at

Your Local Agent building and other crafts

and projects for the kids.
The movie Frozen will
Tarr & Associates. Visitors
can enjoy the fire while
being serenaded with love
Guided tours of the his-
toric clock tower at the
chance to win $500 through
a golden ticket candy bar
- for - also be screened. songs. First Methodist Church and offering, Willy Wonka

at the Bancroft-Stranaham style. Those who find one
Museum will also be of ten golden tickets will
offered. be placed in a drawing to

ADMISSION Stop in the Masonic win the $500. Proceeds
PRICES Temple to get information help cover the costs of
All Seats Are $6.00 about the military care shipping the military care

Thursday, February 09, 6:45pm Friday, February 10, 3:45, 6:45 & 9:15pm
Saturday, February 11, 1:00, 3:45, 6:45 & 9:15pm AFTER 6PM package drive, and drop off packages which are
Sunday, February 12, 1:00, 3:45 & 6:45pm Adults $8.00 contributions or donations collected and assembled
Monday, February 13 thru Thursday, February 16, 6:45pm for the cause. by the Woman Marine
Children 12
& under
Visitors also have a Association.

Senior Citizens
55 and older

Registration for 2017

Thursday, February 09, 7:00pm Friday, February 10, 4:00, 7:00 & 9:40pm $6.00
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Monday, February 13 thru Thursday, February 16, 7:00pm $7.00

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Local officials to address

changes in medical marijuana
By Maria Brown chief assistant prosecuting
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor "There are attorneys salary to begin at
LAPEER COUNTY many changes step 1.
the board held off on
New medical marijuana
laws are on the horizon and
coming and it's final approval of the 2017
memorandum of agreement
county officials want to important that with Michigan State
help local governments University Extension.
make sense of the changes. we educate

Photo provided
Commissioner Ian Kempf
Sheriff Scott McKenna
and County Commissioner ourselves." said he would like to
explore designating more
Rick Warren have said
Pictured left to right are: Almont High School Art Teacher Lisa Wright, theyll work together to --Sheriff Scott funds towards 4-H pro-
Alec Giles, Hannah Miles, Isabelle Bourque and Jacob Dzieszkowski. plan a special meeting with
state officials and legal McKenna members were notified
that Stephanie Simmons, a

Almont artists earn

experts to help municipali- ney, road patrol deputy and 32-year employee and the
ties decide how to handle various Community Mental countys current Health
new laws that are due to go Health positionsall at no Department Director and
into effect in December. additional cost to the coun- Chief Health Officer, will

gold, Best of Show

I think its best we all ty. They also approved the retire at the end of April.
do it together. There are
many changes coming and
its important that we edu-
cate ourselves, McKenna
Join us for a Michigan ArtShare
High school students excel at Scholastic Art Awards said at Thursdays commis-
sion meeting. presentation by project director
By Tom Wearing the Ken Hoover Best of Wright explained that According to Michigan
Tri-City Times Staff Writer Show award for his art the Scholastic Art Awards State University Extension, Amy Wellington. Amy will lead an
profile. are a national program that the state will begin issuing evening of conversation about art
ALMONT Almont Other seniors recog- recognizes and rewards the licenses to commercial
High School artists contin- nized for their outstanding achievements of students in marijuana growers, proces- and culture in Imlay City.
ue to impress the judges at works were: Alec Giles, digital arts, sculpture, sors, provisioning center,

Entrepreneur Meet Up
Thumb Region competi- Isabelle Bourque, Hannah painting, fashion, film, safety compliance facilities
tions. Miles and Sydney Torres. photography, cartoon and and secure transporters.
Six Almont students Alec Giles received video games. Warren said medial
were the recipients of awards for Gold Key She added that the marijuana-related compa-
awards at the 2017
Scholastic Art Awards pro-
Portfolio drawing, Gold
Key drawing, Gold Key
works of all Gold Key win-
ners will be forwarded dig-
nies are wanting to invest in
the county and have already Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Michigan Thumb
and Silver Key digital art,
and Silver Key drawing.
itally to New York for the
national judging and a
approached some munici-
palities. 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Region exhibition took Isabelle Bourque was chance to receive various McKenna said hes
place Monday, Jan. 30 at
the Macomb Center for the
awarded for her Gold Key
Portfolio photography,
scholarships and cash priz-
already fielded several
phone calls from township Countryside Banquet Center
Performing Arts.
The event featured
Silver Key photography,
and received an Honorable
Iam so excited and
proud of the students at
supervisors looking for
more information on the
596 S. Cedar Street Imlay City
more than 2,600 student art Mention in photography. Almont High School, said topic. Each municipality
entries, judged in 16 cate- Hannah Miles received Wright. Their accomplish- has the choice to allow or APPETIZERS CASH BAR
gories. The exhibition will honors for her Gold Key ments have exceeded my prohibit these newly autho-
continue to run through portfolio and Fashion and expectations. rized facilities within their Please R.S.V.P. to Dana Walker, Imlay City DDA, at
Tuesday, Feb. 14. Accessory Design. Their hard work, pas- borders. or 810-724-2135,
Almont High School Sydney Torres received sion, creativity and dedica- In other commission by Tuesday, February 7th
Art Teacher Lisa Wright a Silver Key award in tion have truly paid off, matters:
reported that the six award- sculpture. Wright added. I am confi- personnel motions
winning students included: Receiving an Honorable dent that each one of these were approved including
12th-grader Jacob Mention for painting was young people have bright the authorization to hire an
Dzieszkowski, who won 9th-grader Megan Russell. futures ahead. assistant prosecuting attor-


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Volunteers sought for auction

By Tom Wearing need of volunteers from the on Saturday, July 22 and
Tri-City Times Staff Writer community to sit on the much more.
(auction) committee, said Drop off auction items
IMLAYCITY New Muehleisen. The success of the
Imlay City Area Chamber The committee will be event is also reliant on
of Commerce Director forming ASAP, she said. donations of goods and ser-
Wendy Muehleisen is in And volunteers do not vices to be auctioned off on
need of volunteers to assist need to be Chamber mem- April 22.
with the 2017 Blueberry bers. Muehleisen said items
Festival Auction. If anyone can help, or may be dropped off at the
This years Blueberry know someone who can be Chamber office at the
Auction will take place of value to the committee, Imlay City Hall from 9
Saturday, April 22. please contact me. a.m. to noon on Mondays
Having assumed her Money raised from the through Thursdays.

Photo provided
duties just a week ago, Blueberry Auction is criti- Those interested in vol-
Muehleisen is facing the cal to the success of this unteering for the Auction
challenge of forming an summers Blueberry Committee, donating auc-
Dryden Fire Departments Keith Klobucar, Jeff Evans, Whitney Evans, Auction Committee with Festival, which takes place tion items, or making dona-
Jim Napolitano and Darrell Schultz will be among those local firefighters little time to spare. July 21-22 in downtown tions in support of the
taking part in the 2017 Fight for Air Climb in Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 26. Committee meets Feb. 9 Imlay City. Blueberry Festival via cash
The first Auction The event features live or check is asked to call
Committee meeting is music, childrens games Muehleisen at the Chamber
Climbing: Firefighters to participate Thursday, Feb. 9, starting
at 6 p.m. in the Chamber of
and contests, food conces-
sions, fireworks, Little
of Commerce office at 810-
from page 1-A Klobucar has excelled A lot of people come Commerce office at the Miss Blueberry contes- Or e-mail to: execu-
during previous competi- into this with high hopes Imlay City Hall. tants, the traditional tivedirector@imlayci-
preparing for the event tions, reaching the top of and big expectations, he We are in immediate Blueberry Festival Parade
individually. the Renaissance Center in said. But its not easy.
Though raising funds 13 minutes, 55 seconds in And its a lot tougher than
and awareness for the 2015. many might imagine.
American Lung While training is criti- He admits there are
Association is reason cal, Klobucar said there are sometimes friendly compe-
enough to join the a few tricks to cutting titions among the various
Climb, Dimaio said he ones time to reach the top. participating departments,
has some added incentive Its all about keeping though they are all united
for his participation. a certain pace and not stop- behind a single cause.
My dad had lung can- ping, he said. In 2015, I Were all working
cer and hes now cancer- wasnt even stopping for together, said . Its all
free, said Dimaio, who water breaks. You have to about the cause. And its
quit smoking two years keep moving to get a fast all good.
ago. That will be my time. Imlay City back again
motivation to keep going. Klobucar noted that his The Imlay City Fire
Supporting lung cancer time last year (2016) was Departments contingent
awareness, research and more than a minute slower, will again include Asst.
prevention is a great which he attributed to age Chief Andy Kustowski,
cause. creeping up on him. who will be joined by vet-
Dryden team is tested Age aside, Klobucar eran firefighter Louis
The Dryden team, said he is less interested in Kepler, and newcomer Eric
which has competed at the competitive nthan in Schwalbe.
Fight for Air Climb the supporting the American Schwalbe has reported-
past five years, consists of Lung Association. ly been in training for an
Asst. Chief Keith Klobucar Im always going to upcoming Ironman compe-
as team captain, Jeff try to do my best, tition; which could give
Evans, Whitney Evans, Jim Klobucar said, but Im him some advantage in his
Napolitano and Darrell not doing it to compete. first-ever Fight for Air
Schultz. Amber Schultz Im doing it to support the Climb.
will participate in the First cause. I admire anyone that

Photo by Jeffrey Hart & Steve Teets

Responders Climb. can complete the course.

Bases: EMS looks to add two sites

from page 1-A Lapeer EMSemployees said Rumbold, who hopes
and the direction it is taking have always done a good one of those bases can be
to ensure professional and job. The service is a must operational by late summer. Somewhere in Times social media campaign illustrating that Love is
expeditious EMSresponse for our residents. He added that Smith is Love in Imlay City. Pictured are (above) Dennis and the Rev. Dr. Renee
and service to all Lapeer Consultant is hired also putting together a bid Jackson, Richelle Martin, Margaret Guerrero DeLuca with husband Joe
County residents. Rumbold said that on package for new ambulanc- DeLuca and children Daniella and Diego, (below) Nichole Teets and kids
I really never had a January 19, the Board es. Khyla Teets and Jaydin Hall, Josh Fortuna and Michael Hendrickson, and
problem with Lapeer EMS agreed to hire a per diem The approved four-year Frank Demske and wife Barb Yockey.
or its employees, said paid consultant, Bruce millage is expected to raise
Papineau on Tuesday. But Smith, to scout and research about $10.8 million over
there were some budgetary
matters that had to be fixed
possible locations for two
new ambulance bases.
the next four years.
Lapeer County EMS
Diversity: promoting the faces of love
or the service was in jeop- He said the Board is was formed in 1997, Teets says they were all exactly the same, no
from page 1-A moved to create the pro- matter who we love,
ardy. You cant operate on a looking to establish an through a merger of the
negative budget. ambulance base in the Lapeer Area Ambulance children Diego and motion because of the gen- he says. So instead of
With the new director Hadley-Metamora-Dryden Service, North Branch Area Daniella; downtown attor- eral climate in the country showing the colors on
(Rumbold) and the passage area and another north of Ambulance Service and the ney Barb Yockeyin her over the past year or so of the outside, we wanted
of the millage, Im very Goodland Township. Imlay City Department of MSUgear with husband the presidential election. to reduce it down to
confident, she added. Those are the goals, Public Safety. Frank Demske, whos And, he says, its gotten simple black and white
donned in U of M apparel. worse since then. to show that love is love
Pastor Renee Jackson of I the last couple of everywhere.
Imlay Citys United months, Ive heard of so They hope the window
Bottom Line: Lawmakers salaries Congregational Church and
her husband, Dennis in
many incidents that hap-
pened to family and
display helps prove their
from page 1-A requiring local govern- So what does the salary African garb; Nichole friends, instances of dis- We really want people
ments to post such infor- database show? Here are Teets and her bi-racial kids crimination, hatred and to know that were all the
These were the first mation on their govern- some number with local Khyla Teets and Jaydin bigotry toward people of same inside, and ask them-
bills I supported after I was ment websites. significance Hall, Josh Fortuna and his all races, sexual orientation selves why cant we just
sworn in to office last ses- This would be a step Howell, a first-term boyfriend Michael and ages, Teets says. get along, Teets says.
sion, Howell said. in the wrong direction if representative, earns Hendrickson, and Richelle Since the election some He and Hart will also
They were approved we are going to make gov- $71,685 per year. Michael Martin, formerly known people think its okay to participate in a Love
by the House, but the ernment more accountable Goschka, Howells legisla- around town as Big Rich just talk out loud and say Overpass demonstration at
Senate failed to act on to the public, Howell said. tive director, earns a Martin. whatever they think with- the Nine Mile overpass on
them. I will work to intro- We made a promise to $59,619 paycheck. The participants out remorse. We are sad- I-75 this Saturday,
duce the bills this session be more transparent, and Dan Lauwers, a third- jumped at the chance to dened by this because we February 11. The demon-
because I think its impor- limiting public access to term legislator who repre- show that Love is Love, have friends that have been stration, one of many that
tant that people have important information sents a portion of St. Clair Teets says, and they were followed, harassed, spit on have been held around the
access to information about about local government County in the 81st District, gratified by the support. and called names. country, is designed to
how their state government would be going back on earns $82,485 Everyone that I asked Teets says he and Hart show support for all peo-
works. that promise. paid interns earn less was eager to do it, Teets decided to do the photos in ple; to address stigma and
Additionally, Howell The salary database than $10,000; legislative says. Even in our little black and white to illus- help those affected and liv-
said he will vote against a information is available at aides earn between hick town, a lot of good trate that people are more ing with HIV. More infor-
bill that calls for ending $28,000 and $60,000 and a things are happening. alike than different. mation available at
public notice postings in ries.pdf. handful of administrative Feathers may be ruffled, We wanted to pro- and
newspapers, instead only staff earn six figures. but people dont care. mote the idea that we are #HONK4LOVE.

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Almont NHS beating drum for heart health

Annual Red Out basketball
fundraiser is set for Feb. 17th
By Tom Wearing This program brings
Tri-City Times Staff Writer the community together,
ALMONT Almont while raising awareness
High Schools National of cardiovascular diseases
Honor Society (NHS) is and what we can do to help.
spearheading an effort to Its a fun-filled event
raise awareness among that gets everyone
young people of the bad involved, she continued.
habits and lifestyle choices It raises a sufficient
that can lead to cardiovas- amount of money to donate
cular diseases. to the association.
To help spread that All of us would great-
message, NHS members ly appreciate the communi-
have formed a committee to tys support of this pro-
sponsor the schools 2017 gram.
Red Out Day basketball Origin of wearing red

Photo provided
game/fundraiser on Friday, In 2003, the American
Feb. 17. Heart Association and the
NHSCommittee mem- National Heart, Lung and
bers Mariah Smith, Rebecca Blood Institute took action
Measel, Paige Walton, against heart disease which, Almont High School students show their enthusiasm and support for last years Red Out basket-
Meredith Rinke and Alex at the time, was claiming ball game fundraiser.
Winslow, will be at the the lives of nearly 500,000
game cheering on the American women each healthy behavior change. disease and stroke each day.
Raiders, while raising funds year. More than one-third of Death in women has
for the American Heart Stemming from that women have lost weight. decreased by more than 30 Life is busy...
Association. action, National Wear Red More than 50% of percent over the past 10
let an agent handle your
Mariah said the stu- Day was born and has tra- women exercise more. years.
insurance, and relax
dents will be selling t-shirts, ditionally been held the Six out of 10 women However, despite the knowing they have
wrist-bands, paper hearts, first Friday in February to have changed their diets. progress, one in three you covered.
raise awareness about heart More than 40% of women continue to die of
key chains and paper air-
planes before and during disease being the primary women have checked their heart disease and stroke Life is busy...
the Feb. 17 boys basketball killer of women. cholesterol levels. each year. let an agent handle your
game, which starts at 7 p.m. Since the program One-third of women Which is why projects insurance, and relax
Our school has put on began, large and encourag- have talked with their doc- like Red Out Day and knowing they have
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Police and fire briefs...

Editors note: The fol- owner from the vehicle. The charges. the crash, she apparently seen from the corner of Fire Department and Imlay
lowing is a compilation of Hough Rd. resident suffered walked away from the M-53 and Borland Road City Police.
activity and reports from minor injuries and the driv- Truck stolen scene. while units were responding At the same time,
area police and fire depart- er fled the scene. from barn The suspect, who alleg- to the fire. Firefighters were Kustowski says firefighters
ments. A 'be on the lookout' edly admitted to drinking told the home was fully were alerted to a fire alarm
was issued for the driver ATTICA TWP. A alcohol that night, told involved and everyone was at Imlay City High School.
Driver hits pole, and he was apprehended in resident in the 2200 block of police she doesnt remem- out of the home. On arrival The alarm was covered by
resident injured Armada. The man was
arrested for operating while
Five Lakes Rd. called police
on the morning of Feb. 6 to
ber how she ended up
behind the wheel of the
heavy fire was found in the
northeast corner of the home
Almont Fire Dept., and no
issues were found at the
BERLIN TWP. A 23 intoxicated and failing to report that his pickup had missing vehicle. in a bedroom. Kustowski school.
year-old Warren man faces stop and render aid at the been taken from his pole A deputy located the says firefighters were able to Fire Crews worked
several charges after an scene of the crash. barn overnight. truck in the impound lot of a quickly knock down the fire very hard to keep the dam-
early morning accident on Central Dispatch noted local towing company and and prevent it from spread- age contained to the build-
January 29 in the 13500 Assault reported that a female, driving a was due to be released to the ing to nearby homes. ing of origin, Kustowski
block of Hough Rd. vehicle with a similar owner. While the structure of says. The fire had a good
According to the St. Clair BERLIN TWP. description, had been arrest- the home is still intact there jump start on us. We were at
County Sheriff's Sheriff deputies were called ed the prior night No injuries in fire is considerable damage from the hall getting ready to
Department, the man was to a home on Bordman Road inMetamora on suspicion smoke and heat that make cross-train with Attica Fire
behind the wheel when his on January 28 where a of drunk driving. IMLAY CITY Imlay the home and the contents a Department which allowed
vehicle struck a utility pole domestic incident had esca- Lapeer County Sheriff City firefighters were dis- total loss, Kustowski says. us to arrive on scene very
at that location. A home- lated into alleged assault. investigators believe that patched to the 2000 block of A mother and her son quickly.
owner in the area went to According to police, one the woman, a Macomb S. Almont avenue for a and daughter were living in A gofundme account has
check on the driver but as he male at the residence hit County resident, was a pas- reported structure fire in a the home; another resident been set up to help the fam-
opened the passenger door, another male with an alumi- senger in a vehicle that mobile home. Assistant Fire was away. ily. Visit
the Warren man started to num level. The victim in the crashed on Newark Road Chief Andrew Kustowski Imlay City firefighters rojas-house-fire-relief-fund
back up, throwing the home- incident opted to not seek near Five Lakes. Following reports that smoke could be were assisted by the Attica for more information.

Goodland Library to host genealogy workshop Feb. 18

By Catherine Minolli through their popular another appearance. program, says library Yezak says this is the are always welcome.
Tri-City Times Editor genealogy workshops, Willson, vice presi- Director Catherine Yezak. last genealogy program Due to limited space,
which help local research- dent of the Michigan Our last event filled the slated for the season, add- reservations are required.
GOODLAND TWP. ers with tips and resources Genealogical Council, hall, so it is important to ing that it is primarily For more information,
Digging into the fami- to help grow the family will discuss how to use register for a space. We geared for adults. contact Yezak at good-
ly roots is a popular pas- tree. Facebook to enhance look forward to seeing Participants are asked landtwplibrary@gmail.
time for many around the The library is round- genealogy research. There everyone on the 18th. to bring any family histo- com or at 810-721-2110.
area. ing out the seasons series is no charge to attend; Reservations can be ry they have; refresh- The Goodland
The Goodland on Saturday, February 18 pre-registration is made online at goodland- ments and other materials Township Library is
Township Library has from noon to 2 p.m, when required., or by will be provided. The located at 2374 N. Van
made this easier for many Katherine Willson makes This should be a fun calling 810-721-2110. event is free, donations Dyke, Imlay City.

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Walk for Warmth, help area families Lapeer County Vet-to-Vet

meeting February 9th
By Tom Wearing at 9 a.m. struggling to pay their util- More than 62 percent
Tri-City Times Staff Writer The 27th annual ity bills are either on fixed of people who seek HDC
Walk begins at 9 a.m. at incomes and/or are ineli- assistance with fuel pay-
LAPEERCOUNTY the Historic Lapeer County gible for other types of ments receive no public LAPEER The Lapeer County Vet-to-Vet
Life has improved for Courthouse on North assistance. assistance, and about 56
Support Group will hold its monthly meeting
many families since late Court St. in downtown Why Walk? percent are employed or
2008, when the U.S. expe- Lapeer. So why participate in have become recently Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
rienced the collapse of its HDC Coordinator the 2017 Walk for Warmth? unemployed. County's Department of Veterans Affairs Office,
financial system. Sandy Klein notes that The reason is that hun- A typical Walk for 287 W. Nepessing, Ste 2, Lapeer.
Despite the economic Walk for Warmth is a dreds of local residents Warmth recipient resides The confidential group provides an opportunity
rebound during the past statewide event sponsored cannot afford to heat their in a two- or three-person for veterans to discuss with fellow veterans in con-
eight years, not everyone by Community Action homes. household; 18 percent are fidence.
is realizing better times. Agencies. Klein reports that most disabled; 60 percent have An accredited service officer will be on hand to
For local families still Its purpose is to raise residents spend about children in the household; explain various veteran benefits available such as
struggling to pay their funds for individuals and seven percent of their and 100 percent live in service connected disability compensation, VA
winter heating and utility families in desperate need income on heating fuel in poverty. health care, pension and burial benefits.
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Development Commission utility emergencies, says For Warmth recipient typi- either walking on Feb. 18, tion is encouraged. Refreshments will be served.
(HDC) hosts its 2017 Klein. cally spends more than 30 raising funds or making a To register, first name only, call (810) 667-0256 or
Walk for Warmth on Klein points out that percent of their budget to donation, call Sandy Klein email
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State urges schools to participate in heart health

TRI-CITY AREA sudden loss of heart func- Gov. Rick Snyder signed Cardiac arrest is often Rapid bystander aged to practice the drill at
Children and adults in tion that stops blood from into law legislation that an unexpected event and is response with hands-only any convenient time
Michigan can be kept safer flowing. requires CPR/automated especially frightening when CPR, which is done with- throughout the school
when schools are prepared Every year, approxi- external defibrillation a young person is involved, out mouth-to-mouth breath- year.
to provide CPR and use a mately 326,000 people in instruction no later than the said Dr. Eden Wells, ing. It is recommended for The important thing is
defibrillator in response to the U.S. fall victim to sud- 2017-2018 school year for MDHHS chief medical use by people who see a that students and staff have
cardiac emergencies. den cardiac arrest at home students enrolled in grades executive. Early recogni- teen or adult suddenly col- a chance to practice at least
The Michigan or in public locations such seven to 12. tion and immediate inter- lapse in an out of hospital once a year so they know
Department of Health and as schools, with only 10 MDHHStogether vention is critical for sur- setting. It consists of two what to do in the event of a
Human Services is urging percent surviving. Prompt with the Michigan vival, and our hope is that easy steps: calling 9-1-1 real emergency, Wells
schools to participate in delivery of CPR and defi- Department of Education, all Michigan schools will and pushing hard and fast said.
Michigan Schools CPR/ brillation of a victims heart American Heart Association know how to respond when in the center of the chest. Publicizing the drill
Automated External can double or triple the per- and Michigan Alliance to someonewhether a stu- Use of an automated weeks statewide helps
Defibrillator Drill Week sons chance of surviving. Prevent Sudden Cardiac dent or an adulthas a car- external defibrillator. remind everyone to make
beginning today. The week Annual CPR/automated Death of the Young diac arrest. We support the Advanced life support. sure it gets on the calen-
is part of American Heart external defibrillator drills developed the MI idea of designating drill Post-cardiac care. dar.
Month during February. can help schools prepare to HEARTSafe School weeks throughout the year Using CPR within one For additional details
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Michiganders are in a arrest and provide immedi- and recognize schools that The American Heart external defibrillator within MI HEARTSafe Schools,
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location to be prepared for Since July 2014, state Designation as a MI that includes five important for increasing the chance of information about sudden
a sudden cardiac arrest that law has required Michigan HEARTSafe School steps: survival. cardiac arrest of the young
could jeopardize the lives schools to have a written requires a CPR/defibrillator Early recognition of a Schools previously par- prevention in Michigan,
of students, staff or visitors. cardiac emergency response drill. To date, 268 schools cardiac arrest and calling ticipated in the drills Nov. visit
Sudden cardiac arrest is the plan. In December 2016, have received the award. 9-1-1. 7-11, 2016, but are encour- scdy.

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Letters from our readers...

Lenny Miller touched lives of many

I would like to share happiness over an event times to perfect strangers, another guy like Lenny
some thoughts I had as I sat well done, as well as honor- and of course to the many Miller, and these folks were
among 25 of the most ver- ary acclamations for help people and organizations truly blessed to have had
satile, hard working, loving or donations from Lenny. I he catered to. Pictures were his growls as well as the Editor s note: business and his knowl-
and determined young peo- thought then, thats why so passed around, memories many pats on the back he Following are a sampling edge helped me do my job.
ple who were all raised many events are catered recounted, and of course gave out. of recent comments readers We became friends over
by the same man, Lenny year after year, or held there Kleenex for the gallons of Rest in peace, dear
Miller. for one could do tears that were shed in friend. We will miss you. posted on our website at the years and I spent many
As I walked around the better. remembrance, happiness, Respectfully submitted, www.tricitytimes-online. Mothers Days at his res-
restaurant, I noticed dozens Stories were shared no and of course in sorrow. Diane Malczewski com and on our Tri-City taurant. He will be missed!
of awards of appreciation, only about his work ethic, There will never be Attica Times Facebook page. Log Merv Shewell
cards of thanks, letters of but how kind he was, some- on today and let us know Shelby Twp.

Inevitability of brine what you think!

Lenny Miller was a
Our Opinion well is unacceptable
fantastic man. He will be
dearly missed. Our club,
Lenny Miller passes by: Country Cruisers, had our
States miserable FOIA In this world, nothing
can be said to be certain
counties or states (or coun-
tries!) is pure folly and the
Tom Wearing
So sorry to hear of
Christmas party at his res-
taurant for the past four
except death and taxes. depth of the hole into which
exemption must go So said Benjamin such products are disposed
Lennys passing. His res-
taurant was the best and he
years. He was a very
kind man and a fabulous

Franklin, but Rep. Lauwers of is no assurance that there
hether its information from the would have the citizens of will not be consequences. was always so friendly and cook.
Capac believe that it is Just ask Oklahoma. Or the best chef in the world. Country Cruizers
Environmental Protection
inevitable that a brine Pennsylvania. Or the Barb Mobley Southern Thumb Car
Agency or National Parks well will be inserted into Dakotas. Or Wyoming. Attica Club
Service on the federal level or emails to their community (Tri-City Every township, vil- ****** Richmond
and from the governors office regarding Times, January 25, 2017, lage, and county in
What a great guy! We ******
the Flint water crisis or phone records and pg 1-A, Brine well may be Michigan should have such
inevitability in Capac). ordinances in place because had our wedding dinner at Lenny Millers is the
appointment schedules of elected officials, Rise up, good people. if there is money to be his place in 1991 and ate favorite restaurant of my
taxpayers have a right to know what their Local ordinances should be made, someone will try to there often through the wife and I, and we hope it
legislators are up to. enacted now to prevent the make it and the health and years. So many great peo- will stay open. Years ago a
Unfortunately, that right has been and pollution of our precious welfare and beauty of our ple worked there... Detroit newspaper inter-
remains denied in the Great Lakes State, natural resources of land, communities be damned. Remember Heidi? Such a viewed us and asked us
water and air. Accepting the Janis Grant
one of just two in the entire country where waste products of other Almont Twp.
piece of the fabric of what we like to do as a
both lawmakers and the governor are Dryden. Well miss this family. We replied that we
exempted from Freedom of Information man and his big heart. loved to drive our 1938
Act inquiries (FOIA).
While it makes sense that documents
Maybe fire dept. Laura MacLachlan
Ford Station Wagon to
Lenny Millers in Dryden.
like medical records and other sensitive
communications should be exempt, to
is all too cozy ******
I spent over three years
Lenny was a very nice man
and we will miss him.
selling food to Lenny Don Olson
stretch that exemption to include every sin- We dont have the priv- happen the night before. I
ilege of knowing the per- agree with the lone dis- Miller. I was new to the Oakland
gle record involving our legislators and
governor is downright appalling. The peo- sonal lives of our firefight- senter this should have

Almont DDA is
ers. What we do know is been taken care of by the
ple who put those officials have a right to that they are as efficient as department, the persons in
know what theyre doing while on the tax- they come, and our lives charge. It even reached the
payers dime.
Last year, State Rep. Gary Howell
can be in their hands on
any given day. They are not
chosen by the sins they
point of someone appar-
ently concerned for the
guilty ones to go back
grateful for support
joined and co-sponsored a package of bills have committed or will to having a long-term rela- The Almont Downtown 20 Almont High School
that would make the executive branch sub- commit, and we love them tionship with fellow mem- Development Authority students who volunteered
ject to FOIA and create a similar records anyway. When it comes bers of the fire department. wishes to extend our sin- their time to organize, pre-
disclosure apparatus for the House and down to it, they are human. A close group is one thing, cere appreciation for all the pare and put together last
Senate called the Legislative Open We cant help but know but planning their future is businesses, organizations weeks Polar Palooza for
there are shenanigans we another. Maybe its all too and individuals who go the Almont Community.
Records Act (LORA). The package was dont hear about (not all, cozy. above and beyond to make This event was co-
passed by the House but died in the anyway), and it isnt neces- I hope that going for- sure that our Youth on sponsored by the Almont
Senate. Howell and a bipartisan group of sary to know all. That is as ward, the sinner or sinners Main Street students can DDA and Almont Park
legislators have re-introduced an 11-bill it should be. Not all are or judges are not prosecut- organize an event for the Board as well as facility
package that would make our state govern- handled judicially. ed, but left to our Maker, community. use provided by the Almont
Apparently, the recent and not make it tabloid The Youth on Main Lions Club for the Movie
ment more transparent. episode reported on in the material. Street along with the (Snow Buddies).
Government does not exist in a vacu- February 1, 2017 issue of Grace Perkins Almont High School
um, nor should secrecy be tolerated when the Tri-City Times did not Almont Dance Team consisted of Letters page 11-A
it comes to elected officials whose salaries
come from taxpayers hard-earned dollars.
Now is the time to again apply pressure Has President been trumped by Trudeau
on Senators Mike Green and Phil Pavlov Has the President been Pierre Trudeau. would accept all of the infra-structure projects that
and all others to lift the veil. The public trumped by his Canadian Within hours of the affected immigrants who will be necessary to accom-
has a right to access information that counterpart? Prime Minister issuance of the executive had been previously autho- modate the additional 3.5
reflects what their elected officials are up Justin Trudeau, who in order that immediately rized to enter or to return to million people, who are
to, who theyre being influenced byor addition to being blessed banned immigrants from this country. That gesture projected to move into the
with a charismatic person- seven predominately not only reaffirmed greater Toronto area during
notand the issues that affect them. ality, appears to have inher- Muslim countries from Canadas reputation for the next twenty years.
Anything less is unacceptable in an open ited the political moxie of entering or returning to the assisting those who find While American politi-
democracy. his late father, former United States, Mr. Trudeau themselves in a bad way cians may not be interested
Canadian Prime Minister announced that Canada through no fault of their in Canadian history, the
own, but also allowed our members of the Trudeau
neighbor to the north to family have keenly studied

Pre-teens view of ancient history expand its population with

many bright and hardwork-
ing people, who had suc-
American politics for well
over a half century. It is
apparent that the following

I am awed by the amazing

women Im encountering
during my moms recent
... Though shes about 15
years younger than my sis-
ter Dawn, turns out they
her husband and kids,
Dawns caring for my fam-
ilyand lots of others,
cessfully passed the worlds
most thorough vetting pro-
cess that was paid for in its
passage from President
Ronald Reagans farewell
speech, which was deliv-
hospital stay. share the same middle too. Again, Im amazed. entirety by the people of the ered from the Oval Office
These women have name as wellMarie. In one of the conversa- United States. on January 11, 1989, still
homes and families to take We chalk it up to a tions, technology comes As a result of Prime resonates with the current
care of, and here they are, Catholic mom up. This is no surprise, as Minister Trudeaus appar- Prime Minister: Ive spo-
taking care of someone in had a little bit of trouble its in our face with just ent compassion coupled ken of the Shining City all
my family too. And theyre getting the priest to agree about everything at the with his foresight, Canadian my political lifeIn my
doing it with a smile, a to baptize my sister (there hospital. From the digital institutions of higher learn- mind it was a tall, proud
kind word or uplifting are no saints named thermometer to the auto- ing should for years to city built on rocks stronger
comment, a joke, and of after so many patients is Dawn) until she used the matic blood pressure moni- come enjoy an increase in than oceans, windswept,
course their expertise. heroic and not lost on me. middle name. Dawn the tor, high tech is every- foreign undergraduate and God-blessed, and teeming
Theyre nurses. By the time things are nurse is Catholic too, not where. graduate student enroll- with people of all kinds liv-
Theyre tasked with every- squared away with my that it matters...again, syn- Dawn tells us a story ment, while the financial ing in harmony and peace;
thing from monitoring vital mom on Saturday night, chronicity. about a recent technology- dilemma that many colleg- a city with free ports that
signs and setting up IVs, to everyones exhausted and While shes going related convo she had with es and universities in the hummed with commerce
offering pillows and a a little bit stressed out. about getting my mom the 12-year-old. Seems he United States face may be and creativity. And if there
sheet to visitors like me Devon, the nurse on duty hooked up to a new IV, wants his folks to fork out further exacerbated by the had to be city walls, the
who are spending the for the midnight shift, han- nurse Dawn answers our the dough for a cell loss of a sizeable number of walls had doors and the
night. dles it all with compassion questions with a mix of phonebut not just any foreign students. doors were open to anyone
Its impressive beyond and friendliness. humor and candor. She cell phone, he wants an In addition, the income with the will and the heart
words what their work day On Sunday morning, tells us about her young iPhone. generated by these new to get here. Thats how I
looks likemost of it were greeted by Dawn. kids, and mentions that her Dawn relates her Canadian residents will saw it, and see it still.
spent on their feet dashing Its one of those synchro- oldest is 12. Im shocked response, saying she told assist Prime Minister Canadian Prime
from one room to the next, nistic moments when she because she looks like her son about the first Trudeau in fulfilling one of Minister Justin Trudeau
dispensing life-saving tells us her name, as I have shes in her very early 20s iPhone she ever purchased. his most publicized cam- seems to have mastered the
drugs to multiple individu- a sister named Dawn. Its at the most. Lots of people I told him whenI paign promises by not only art of the deal, will we
als whose needs are as dif- not very common, so its look like that to me these bought it I was old enough helping to fund improve- Americans?
ferent and varied as all the nice to meet another days, but nurse Dawns to make a decision about ments to existing Canadian Respectfully,
colors in the rainbow. The Dawn whose friendly and even more of an exception. infra-structure, but will also Eric Flinn
patience required to look funny just like my sister. Along with caring for View page 11-A provide funds for the future Almont Twp.

Will you be my Valentine?

N ext Tuesday, February
14, is Valentines Day.
According to Wikipedia:
Back to the days when
we had to give a Valentine
to all classmates. It was a
Saint Valentine is a widely great way to interact and
recognized get to know each other.
third-centu- So heres an idea. Lets
ry Roman All the Liblong day.. all write to Senators Mitch
saint com- McConnell and Chuck
memorated Schumer as well as House
on February leaders Paul Ryan and
Poppys push mower 14 and Nancy Pelosi and tell them
is part of the landscape Green vase on back- since the that EVERY Member of

Artwork by Dave Granlund

now. yard patio table. High Congress in both houses

To rescue
Middle Rick should send a Valentine to
Ages is EVERY other Member.
associated Liblong On Valentines Day
with a tradi- each Member will put out a

beloved things tion of courtly love.

St. Valentines Day was

a day of feasting for
certain religions. I didnt
Happy Valentines Day, Congress!
box that they have made
and every other Member
has to walk past and drop
their Valentine in the box.
T he snow-capped patio
table in our backyard
glittered, the green vase
Then our mothers.
Finally, my in-laws
know that. I thought
Valentines Day was started
This should be done in reg-
ular session with ALL
by a card company as Members required to attend
atop shone like a beacon of home. another day to send cards on the floor.
light. Sunrise upon fresh Patty and I lifted the to someone. Each Member will be
snow at last! lawnmower off a heap of When I was a little kid required to say hello and
In the sloping garden coal and from the dark (and probably when you Happy Valentines Day as
below, the handle to Poppy hole. were, too) in elementary they deliver the cards.
Roys push mower leaned I dont remember Roy school the teacher had us Recalling what Judy
to the east from winters mowing the lawn, I said. send a Valentine card to Kefgen said, it would be a
wind. Although the wood The house has only two every other classmate great way for Members of
connected to the iron rotted tiny patches at the front. regardless of gender. Some Congress to spread good-
long ago, I cant part with Look! Heres Roys kids made their cards and will and promote inclu-
my broken coal bucket, Patty said. some of us bought a bag of sion. Nothing else seems
Honest Living . . . garden orna- The pail called my cheap, colorful, die-cut lit- to have worked.
ment. name. tle beauties in a store. The Members could also
More than It will make a perfect cards had brief sayings on give out little candy hearts
a decade ago flower pot for my front them so we had to be care- with words like USA
my sister porch. ful whom we sent what FIRST,
Patty spied I pulled out a ladder card to. I didnt want to Typical valentine for She loves me! Sue's COMPROMISE, (that
the antique back chair from the pit. I send a Youre really cute us kids. wonderful gift to me. will have to be a bigger
while we remember this green chair. card to one of the guys. piece of candy), GET
rummaged Was it Mom or Granny In addition, I was friend and former teacher, hang around her neck. I ALONG, GOOD
through who said Grandpa Hunt reminded by classmate Judy Kefgen, It was a way told her tattoos would be POINT, WERE
Grannys caned the seat? Angie Wilson Fisher, each to spread good will and to goodand cheaperbut FRIENDS, etc.
basement. Patty didnt know. A of us had to make and dec- promote inclusion. Thats no, she insists on rocks. It probably would be
Poppy Roy, our step-grand- younger sister, she never orate a mail box, probably a good idea and worthy Not every year, though, good to include President
father, had departed before heard much about Grandpa out of a shoe box with a cause. thank goodness. Trump in this exercise, too.
Granny, so his lawnmower Hunt. slot cut in the top, to put I also remember those Since Im not into He could useand deliv-
was a long-forgotten exile. Grannys father, a tall them in. Id forgotten that tiny candy hearts. You rocks, Sue gave me one of er a little TLC himself.
Their house, once joy- man with large hairy ears, part. She recalled that fel- know the ones with one or the best gifts of my life one What do we have to
ful with Grannys piano was a German woodcrafter. low classmates, Chris two words on them. Things year when she put a red lose? You can email them
and gospel songs, waited I remember him in his cas- Hough and Sally like BE MINE, IM ribbon around a glass cook- or, if you want to send a
vacant and forlorn for its ket in Grannys living Rinderknecht, both very YOURS, LOVE YOU, ie jar and filed it with small letter, the House Zip Code
next resident. Patty and I room. That was in the 50s artistic and creative, usual- etc. I think the class may folded pieces of paper on is 20515, the Senate is
hoped the people would before a mortician opened ly had the nicest boxes. have shared some of those which she had writtenin 20510 and the White House
take good care of the place a funeral home in Phelps. Sally Sawyer always made tasty treats, too. redreasons that she loved is 20500.
filled with our beloved After a brief discussion a nice one, too. Later in my life me. There were dozens of Come on, Congress.
memories. with my conscience and I dont remember how I Valentines Day became them. Yes, really! I still Will you be my Valentine?
Two years after Patty, I decided to rescue decorated my box but since even more significantand puddle up when I read Email Rick at
Grandpa Floyd passed, the push mower, coal buck- Angie didnt mention it, I more expensive. I didnt them.
Granny married Poppy et, and chair. guess it wasnt a prize win- have to do anything for
Roy and built the house in Someday, Ill find a ner. But, no matter. everyone but if I had a spe-
Phelps, an Appalachian woodworker to estimate
hamlet not ten minutes
from the McCoy Bottom
the cost to repair the chair
and cane the seat.
I do remember that I
signed all of my outgoing
cial someone, more than a
little die-cut card was
expected. Usually flowers,
Academic All-Star
cards Ricky L. Im not
where my grandparents Meanwhile, it waits in stor- sure why I added the L candy and sometimes even
raised their brood. During age with other odds and since I was the only Ricky dinner were required as
summer vacations, my sis- ends for service. in class. But the last name well as a nicer, more Emma Shellenbarger
ters and I played in Phelps The bottom of Poppys letter did matter to some mushy card. Senior ~ Capac High School
alleys with neighbor kids coal bucket is rusted out kids. There were Sally S. After I met Sue,
as Dill did with Scout and and makes a mess on the and Sally R., for example, Valentines Day really Emma is the daughter of Mark
Jem in Maycomb, front porch, so Ill move it in addition, to David T., became a biggie. Sue likes and Dawn Shellenbarger.
Alabama. to a garden come spring. David H., and David V. rocks. Thats what she She has a 3.75 GPA.
I cannot imagine a His push mower, dear It was a fun way to calls precious stones and Emma participates in varsity
more enchanted youth. Reader, remains on the spend a few minutes in gems. She says I am very volleyball and basketball and is
How strange, then, to slope, facing south. There class and have a few good at picking out rocks. a National Honor Society mem-
be adults all of a sudden it corrodes as the cycle of laughs. But it also served a Rocks adorn her lapel, ber.
and open the coal bin door seasons pass from snowfall purpose. According to wrist, fingers, ears and Her best memory from high
without Grannys permis- to rainfall to leaf fall. school will be hanging out with friends and creating
sion-more so to take her The green vase, anoth-

Do not be afraid...
new memories.
belongings. I felt like a er castaway, sits atop the Emma envisions a successful life for her to include
thief, that same sense of table, a beacon of light being happy and working hard toward achieving her
impropriety when my sis- when the sun shines. goals.

ters and I emptied Dads Email Iris at any of us are fond of lovesloves hard some- One thing on her bucket list is to go ziplining.
home of his earthly posses- Emmas best day ever would be spent on the beach.
quoting that great timeswith grit. With dis-
love chapter. It shows up cernment. On occasion If she had $1,000 to give to any cause, she would
in cards. Its recited at love has to open wounds give it to the Make-A-Wish Foundation because I

HOSA bowling fundraiser weddings. It finds its way

into the lyrics of songs.
But wed
closed prematurelyin
order to apply the cleans-
ing which must precede
think what they do has a great impact on children
and their happiness during difficult times.
Her plans for the future include attending Central
Michigan University where shell study elementary
ALMONT Help local Health Occupation rather start healing.
Students of America raise funds to attend upcom- midway, But all that is hard to
education and major in Spanish.
ing competitions at a bowling fundraiser this forgetting get to if there are too many
Friday. the if clanging cymbals or rever-
The Lapeer County HOSA chapter invites the onlys of berating gongs.
community to Hideaway Lanes on Friday starting
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the
the pream-
As I look across the
room at the peace lily a
Academic All-Star
door for shoe rental and three games. parts about group of friends gave me
Proceeds from the event will be used to cover being after my mom died, Im
travel costs for six HOSA members who will com- resounding reminded of a key element Cody Harris
pete in the state leadership conference in April. gongs or in how this whole love Senior ~ Capac High School
clanging thing works. The plant, for
cymbalthe am nothing, a whole month now, has Cody is the son of Brian and
gain nothing parts. had upwards of a dozen Lana Rykowski and Brad and

Send us your announcements If youre not catching

the drift of where Im
white blooms, symbols of
peace. And right here
Dawn Harris.
He has a 4.0 GPA.
Cody participates in baseball
going, pull out a Bible and under my nose Im seeing
TRI-CITY AREA Do you or a family mem- and is a National Honor
read just the first three a verse which has popped
ber have a recent accomplishment or milestone Society member.
verses of I Corinthians up numerous times since
youd like to share and celebrate with the commu- His best memory from high
13the part we usually way before Christmas. Im
nity?Then send us the details and we will gladly school will be hanging out with friends.
skim right past to get to the convinced it is the antidote
help you share the news on our Announcements Cody envisions a successful life for him to
rest of the chapter. to fear and the precursor of
page. include financial independence and being able to
No wonder when we a love we cant begin to
Engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special take care of his family.
speak love it often fails to understand. It reads: One thing on his bucket list is to visit a volca-
birthdays, births, promotions, graduations or other
ring true! For starters, our Peace I leave with you; no.
educational achievements, success in competition
concept of love is all my peace I give you. I do Codys best day ever would be spent playing a
we post these and other announcements in our pages
marshmallowy and gushy. not give to you as the bunch of games with my friends.
free of charge. We encourage you to include photos
Love isnt like that! Love world gives. Do not let If he had $1,000 to give to any cause, he would
when possible.
goes where wimps wont. your hearts be troubled and give it to The Refuge in Lapeer because the home-
Send submissions to or
Love is in the foxholes and do not be afraid.--Jesus less just need a little help to get going again.
Tri-City Times, P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI
trenches of life. Love (John 14:27 ) His plans for the future include attending college
hates. Love binds up Email Willene at and obtaining a bachelors degree in accounting.
Have questions? Contact us at (810) 724-2615.
wounds. Love dares. Love

Town Talk
Editors note: Due to space This Heart Loves Food 5:30-7 p.m. Numerous locations and Room. For more info, call 2nd floor clinic area). Walk-
constraints announcements Pantry is open the 1st dates available. For more 800-635-7490 or visit www. In (held in lower level). For
will be posted one week in Saturday of each month The Capac Historical Society info and to sign up call the marletteregionalhospital. additional info, to check if
advance of the event. Notices from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at is open to visitors daily from Family Literacy Center at org. we accept your insurance, or
must be received in writing by Gateway Assembly Church, 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on 810-664-2737. to schedule an appointment
Sundays. Call 810-395-2859
noon Monday prior to the 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay
for more info. Fundraisers please call 810-667-0448.
publication date. City.
The Attica United Methodist The Imlay City Historical
Support Groups Free hearing and vision
screens for children of pre-
For Senior Citizens Church will be holding a
free community meal on the
Museum will be closed to the
public until April 1, 2017. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Euchre Tournament at
Gallery 194 (194 W. school age are available at
the Lapeer County Health
During that time volunteers meetings are held every Nepessing St., Lapeer) on
Indoor Sr. Pickelball - Capac 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Monday night at 8 p.m. at Fri., Feb. 10. Registration Department. To schedule an
month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. will be establishing new appointment please call 810-
Elementary School exhibits, continuing research St. Paul's Lutheran Church begins at 6 p.m. and games
Cafeteria, 4 p.m. Tues., & For more info please call in Imlay City. will begin at 7 p.m. Ten 667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
810-724-0690 or visit www. projects, and planning spe-
Thurs. from Feb. 7 to May cial events. Volunteers are at games of eight hands will be Capac Pharmacy is teaming
23 (cancelled if school Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) played. Silent auction, cof-
the museum most and Al-Anon meetings are with Support Million Hearts
closed). The Attica Food Bank at the Wednesday mornings. For fee, water, subs, chips, and by offering in-pharmacy
held every Wednesday night desserts will be provided.
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from Attica United Methodist questions contact Marilyn at 8 p.m. at the Capac United blood pressure screenings,
Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is Swihart 724-1904. Cash prizes. Adult beverag- 136 North Main St. in Capac,
9-10 a.m. at First Methodist Church, Capac, es will be available. Only 80
Congregational Church in open from 2-4 p.m. the 2nd MI. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
and 4th Monday of each The Imlay City Historical tickets sold. Proceeds to ben- Everyone is invited to come
Almont. Practice led by Dina Museum needs your support efit Center for the Arts of
Miramonti, RYT. month. Proof of residency Grief Support Group - 7 and have their blood pres-
and need required. - Becoming a volunteer is a week series beginning Feb. 7 Greater Lapeer. For tickets sure read for free.
Imlay City Senior Center great way to support the through March 21 (every call Gallery 194 at 810-664-
Texas Hold Em 12:30 The Capac Community community. The Imlay City Tues. from noon-2 p.m.) at 4824 or stop by Tues.
p.m. For info 810-724-6030. Food Pantry, 114 S. Main
Street, is open each
Historical Museum shares
its collections and history
the Imlay City Senior
Center, 395 E. Third St.
through Sat. from 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. Events
Almont and Dryden area Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. with the public through the Contact: Tracy Ruhlman at
senior citizens meet the 2nd Please call LOVE, INC. at generosity of those who give Ace of Hearts Progressive Valentine's Tea & "A Story
Senior Center, 810-724-6030, Raffle. Weekly drawing held of Hope" - 12 p.m., Feb. 14
Tuesday of the month at 12 810-245-2414 in advance to their time to this effort. Ginger Miller, 810-724-5772.
p.m. at the Almont Lions ensure your food voucher Whether you like to give at Dryden Bar & Grill at the Conrad Community
Hall, 222 Water St., for a will be received before you tours, weed in the garden, Lapeer Area Citizens Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Sept. Center, 585 N. Main St.,
potluck and program. Call stop in to shop. Any ques- help with collection care, or Against Domestic Assault 28, 2016-March 1, 2017. Capac. Guest speaker,
798-8210 for more info. tions, please call Sherrie do office work the museum meets 1-3 p.m. every Need not be present to win. Anneke Burke-Kooistra.
Cramton at 810-395-1905. needs you. If your interests Wednesday in the Lapeer Must draw Ace of Hearts to RSVP 395-7889
Adults 55 and over are invit- are in history you are with Court House for personal win jackpot. 50% of pro-
ed to Berlin Twp. Senior The Capac Kitchen serves the right crowd. protection order clinic. For ceeds to winner and 50% to
Center to play cards from
noon-3 p.m. the 2nd
free meals every Tuesday
from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion The Almont Community
info 810-246-0632. Dryden Community Schools.
House Rules available at Mom to Mom
Wednesday of every month. United Methodist Church. Historical Society Museum
is open Saturdays from 1-4
Lapeer County Families Dryden Bar & Grill. License
Bring a sack lunch, bever- Against Narcotics group
ages provided. Senior stretch Free meals for people in p.m. Please stop by and meets the 2nd Tuesday of the February 11th
exercise on Tuesdays 10-11 need are offered at the North learn about your communi- month at Faith Christian Woman's Life Chapter 855 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
a.m. Potluck luncheons will Branch Senior Center on ty. Society meetings are held Fellowship, 69 W. Nepessing will continue its Bottle &
be served the 4th Tuesday of Monday and Thursday eve- at the museum on the second St. in Lapeer. Call 810-667- Can Drive, to help those in St. Johns Lutheran
every month at noon. Call nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call Monday of the month at 7 0119 for more info or email need, throughout the year of Church, Capac
810-395-4518 for details. 810-441-0322 for more info. p.m. For more info call 810- 2017. Call for the nearest
796-3355. drop off location. For large FREE ADMISSION
Ryan Smith, a certified alco- Orchards' Cupboard Food TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- donations a pickup service is
Pantry is open the 3rd Kids Clothes, Toys, Gear,
hol and drug counselor will
be available at the Imlay Saturday of every month 9
a.m.-noon. Food distributed
Youth Events loss group meets Tuesday
nights at the Hunters Creek
available. 810-392-5136.
The Imlay City Christian
Handcrafted Items
City Senior's Center on the Mobile Home Park Club
4th Thursday of every at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. House, 725 DeMille Rd. in School is holding a fund-
month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Twp., 586-336-4673. www. This is a FREE workshop Lapeer. Weigh-in from raiser for TAFFY (Tuition Celebrity Autograph for 3-5 year olds & parents/ 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from Assistance Fundraising For Auction - In preparing for
caregivers! Enjoy fun proj- 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info Youth). Come join us for its Friday, March 31st annu-
Free Meals, Food Museums ects that will develop your
childs skills and prepare
call 810-664-7579. euchre the 2nd Saturday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the al "Celebrity Autographed
Items Auction", the Lapeer
them for school! Children TOPS 888 (Take Off Pounds Imlay City Christian School,
St. Pauls Lutheran Church The Dryden Historical also enjoy a snack, story Sensibly) meets Wednesdays 7197 E. Imlay City Rd. in County 4-H Youth Program
Food for Families kitchen Society meets at 7 p.m. the time, and a free book! Call at the 25 Pine Ridge Dr. in Imlay City. For more info, is seeking donations from
is open to the public for free, first Wednesday of the the Family Literacy Center Lapeer. Weigh-in at 8:30 call 810-724-5695. the public of autographs of
hot meals every Monday and month and the museum today to reserve your seat at a.m., 9:30 a.m. meeting. Call famous people. Autographs
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. opens every Monday from 810-664-2737 and for more
info on dates and times.
Linda at 810-245-3955 or
Phyllis 810-395-7035 for Medical Care can be of all types of well
known persons on any type
more info. Lapeer County Health of item (authors on books,
Play groups available. Free 6 sports stars on balls, movie
week sessions. At these For those that have experi- Department, 1800 Imlay
City Rd., Lapeer - Regular stars on photos, etc.) With
FREE 90-minute play- enced the death of a loved questions or to make a dona-
groups, children will partici- one, a support group is avail- Immunization Clinic Hours:
pate in storytime, develop- (held in 2nd floor clinic area) tion, call the Lapeer County
able facilitated by a trained MSU Extension office at
AFFORDABLE INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS WITH: mentally appropriate games United Hospice Service Mondays 1-3:30 p.m. Walk-
and crafts, learn new skills, (UHS) bereavement volun- In, Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.- 810-667-0341 or email msue.
3 Nutritious Meals Daily Light Housekeeping
and enjoy a snack and social teer. Marlette Regional 11:30 p.m. By Appointment
Compimentary Satellite TV Health Services Only, Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m.
time with other children. Hospital, 2770 Main Street Those interested in attend-
Life-enriching Activities Available By Appointment Only. ing this autographs auction
Parents will have the chance in Marlette, hosts this sup-
to talk to other adults with port group the 1st Friday of Additional Immunization can also contact 4-H to be
same-age children. Register each month at 10 a.m. in the Clinics Offered: By put on a mailing list for
now for the next session! Appointment Only (held in event details. Administration Conference

Club News

c Veterans of Foreign Wars

(VFW) of Imlay City, Post
2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
(Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Veterans Meetings 2nd

St. Pauls Thursday, every other
month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings
Lutheran Church 1st Thursday every month, 7
(ELCA) p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st

200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road
859 N. Van Dyke Road Saturday of every month, 10
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 Imlay City, Michigan 48444 PASTOR KEN RENARD a.m.
6835 Weyer Road Imlay City, MI48444
810-724-1200 810-724-2702 Sunday 2:30 pm

810-417-0265 Almont/Dryden Masons
email: Tuesday 7:00 pm
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 am meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm Morning Service 10:45 am
Thursday of the month at
Pastor Tim Martin Evening Service 6:00 pm
Pastor Alan Casillas Sunday 10 a.m. Service 15 15
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm 15
Masonic Center in Almont.

Attica Capac Imlay City Almont Light of Christ The Imlay City American
Legion Post 135 meets the
U.M.C. U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church Community 2nd and last Wednesdays of
14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53)
the month at 7:30 p.m. The
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI
(810) 724-0690 Church 810-395-2112
Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Wayne Boyd, Pastor
881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888
Church post is located at 212 E.
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am 2720 Winslow Road Third Street. Contact them
Attica Food Bank: Serving those Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services Imlay City, MI 48444 at 724-1450 or americanle-
MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
in need in Attica Twp, 2-4 pm, Bible Studies Every
Community Mens & Womens
Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass
2nd and 4th Monday Monday and Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday Morning
Bible Studies Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services Sunday Worship 10:30 am The Evening Star Quilt
Rev. Ron Rouse 810-724-4315 over 15 Guild meets the last 15
Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
16 15
Come Grow With Us! 15
Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God Phone: 810-724-6999 15 Wednesday of each month at
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart GATEWAY ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH the Davison Senior Center,
10135 Lapeer Rd. in
U.M.C. U.M.C. Catholic Church
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court Capac, MI
(810) 395-7557 Davison. Meetings start at
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City
6:30 p.m. and doors open at
5394 Main Street - Dryden (Across from the Library) 810-724-1135 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City 6 p.m. For more info call 74903 McKay Rd., Romeo Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
810-796-3341 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Weekday Masses
Morning Worship - 8:55 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Lisa, 810-358-7294.
10:30 a.m. Worship Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8 am Wed. 10 am Evening Service - 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth First Sat. 8 am
Sunday Mornings Wednesday Family Night - 6:45 p.m.
Nursery Available
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade Weekend Masses 10:30 am Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Youth Group 6th-12th grade Sat. Vigil Mass 5 pm Adult & Children's Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Supervised child care during all services
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays Sun. 9 am - English Children's Church during service. Sunday School
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
11 am - Spanish
COME & MAKE A Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
15 810-724-0687 15
Confessions 1/2 hr. before each Mass &4pm Sat.
Father Paul Ward DIFFERENCE WITH US! 15 Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist Staffed Nursery During Worship 15 Every Sunday Lapeer
County's largest Flea
West Berlin Imlay City Christ Evangelical First Congregational Church Market will be held at the
Church of Christ Lutheran Church United Church of Christ
Lapeer Center Building, 425
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke 1970 S. Almont Ave., Imlay City 275 Bancroft - Imlay City
County Center St. in Lapeer.
Imlay City, MI 48444
201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI From 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Up to 75
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service
at corner of Newark Rd.
(Corner of 5th Street) 810-798-8855 booths inside and outside
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am
Morning Worship 11:00am Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 810-724-6207 Sr. Pastor: Keith Langley sell a huge variety of items to
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the
Month Evening Service 2:30pm
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sunday School &Morning Adult Group 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 10:15 a.m.
Nursery available and Jr. Church
the public. This long-run-
ning community event is
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Pastor Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
sponsored by the Lapeer
810-724-3306 Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sundays 6-8pm
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
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District Governor pays a visit to Almont Lions

Dave Wineman inspires members to share message
By Tom Wearing with people in our commu- Youre already achiev-
Tri-City Times Staff Writer nities; the O for opportu- ing much of what we ask
nities within each commu- our clubs to do, including
ALMONT nity; A for acting on those the areas of vision, helping
Michigan Lions District opportunities; and R for the hungry, supporting our
Governor Dave Wineman renewing and rebuilding youth, and helping the
was the guest of honor at old relationships. environment, said
the Almont Lions Club on Wineman said he Wineman.
Monday evening, Feb. 6. believes that living up to This is something the
Wineman represents 46 those principles will reap Almont club has been doing
Lions clubs that comprise rewards in the form of com- since the club was char-
the Thumb Lions 11-D2 munity awareness and sup- tered on March 8, 1944,
District. port for traditional and he reminded. Thats 73
The visit marked locally-based Lions proj- years ago.
Winemans first since ects. As new District
assuming the duties of A lot of people still Governor, Wineman must
District Governor in dont know all the things visit all 46 Lions clubs
January. Lions do in their communi- within Michigans Thumb
Before enjoying a meal ties, said Wineman. Its area.
with Almont Lions mem- almost top-secret in some Though it requires a lot
bers, Wineman spoke of communities. We all have of time on the road, its a
this years Lions theme, to stay involved, talk to challenge and duty
ROAR, which he said is people, and let them know Wineman cherishes.
indicative of Lions clubs what we do. I like getting out to the
roles within their respective Wineman credited clubs and meeting people,
communities. Almont Lions members for he said. I really appreciate
Its really an acronym their involvement and sup- how so many of you came
for speaking out, he said. port of myriad causes and up to introduce yourselves.
The R stands for reach- needs in both Almont and Thats what being a
ing out and reconnecting the Village of Dryden. Lion is all about. Dave Wineman inspires Almont Lions members during Feb. 6 visit.

United Way campaign ends with big success

On Tuesday, January net of 10 division leaders Each Division Chair report- Driven. Smith recognizing
31st, United Way of St. who recruited an additional ed on behalf of their divi- each contributor for their
Clair County Campaign 31 section chairs when they sion recognizing the suc- contribution and announced
Chair Rebekah Smith, set their goal of $1,300,000 cessful practices. The the United Way of St. Clair
President & CEO Lake in the Fall. The Campaign F.I.R.E. Division Chair, County Cabinet raised
Huron Medical Center, and Cabinet strengthened the Danny Negin, highlighted $1,218,219.
her Cabinet met with like- organizations image with that he and his volunteer The Campaign Cabinet
minded Community Heroes the help of Reporter Ella Section Chairs implement- encountered unforeseen
to announce their success and explained what United ed practical strategies to events, negatively effecting
with the 2016 Campaign. Way is People Helping encourage giving among the campaign over $50,000
Smith recruited a cabi- People. the Finance, Insurance and from the previous years
Real Estate Division. contributions. This was due
The approach of this to corporate restructuring
View: years Campaign Cabinet
was stronger than past
and other factors, which
was noted within the orga-
Dawn grins. years, because the number nizations recent newsletter.
from page 8-A Indeed...those 1900s... of volunteers increased. Jim Larsen, United Way

Photo provided
which one to buy, and I that simpler time in ancient The volunteers donated Board President recognized
also had the money to pur- history when pondering the their own time, and went the shortfall indicating it
chase it and pay for it, she purchase of an iPhone above and beyond their was due to circumstances
says. wasnt on the radar for normal job, to impact the beyond the control of the United Way of St. Clair County Campaign
Apparently her son was most 12-year-olds. Yep...I community. volunteers. Chair Rebekah Smith and Cabinet.
not impressed. We guffaw remember when... Smith, along with the An additional factor is
when she tells us his Email Catherine at Campaign Division Chairs, the number of corporations Cabinet cant reach the volunteers to implement
immediate response. cminolli@pageone-inc. utilized a peer-to-peer that converted to online individuals to ask, Larsen new ideas to grow the
He rolled his eyes and com. approach with emphasis on giving. We recognize the said. mobile aspects of the cam-
said but Mom, that was in sharing a common message convenience factor, how- United Way of St. Clair paign. For more informa-
the nineteen hundreds! about United Way: Local, ever it negatively effects County offers online giving tion, visit www.uwstclair.
Accountable and Volunteer the Campaign because our and has been working with org.

Letters Continued:
from page 8-A Peltier for all their assis-
Your Hometown
tance that day and the
Further financial support Almont DPW staff for all
and donations were provid- the site prep work.
ed by: Ace Hardware/ The students spent a lot
Vinckier Foods, Lakestone of time preparing for this
Bank & Trust, Kommunity years event. Unfortunately,
Kracker Barrel, Law the weather did not com-
Offices of Eric Flinn, pletely cooperate, as it was Anytime. Anywhere. Any day
Spring Dynamics, Almont very cold and no snow. The Thats when you can count on State Farm.

Area Chamber of Youth on Main Street made
Commerce, Southeastern the best of the day and are

Heatmor, Tom Wearing, looking forward to another
First Independent great year next year.
DesCamps Agency, LLC Kim Schall
and Dr. Jay Vanderest DDS. Director Doug Halabicky, Agent
A special thank you is Almont Downtown 223 E. Third Street in Imlay City
extended to: Terry Roach, Development Authority
Wes Wagester, and Gary Almont
State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL

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Taking Care of You seminar

TRI-CITY AREA A parent seminar entitled
Almont hunter wins Pure Michigan Hunt
ALMONT An avid winners each also won a National Wild Turkey Framed and matted
Taking Care of You will be held from 10-11 a.m. on hunter just walked away package of gear donated by Federation Michigan duck stamp print
February 13 at Lapeer County CommunityMental with a pocketful of licenses Michigan businesses and Deer/habitat manage- Michigan Duck Hunters
Health Childrens Services Maple Grove Campus. and more than $4,000 organizations: ment packageMichigan Association
The seminar helps parents learn how to take care of worth of hunting gear in the Engraved Henry Chapter of Quality Deer Five year
themselves so they can be the best when caring for Department of Natural Golden Boy .22 long rifle Management Association Commemorative Bucks of
others. All parents are welcome. Admission is free. Resources 8th annual Pure Dick Williams Gun Shop of $100 Cabelas gift Michigan membership,
Call; 810-245-4900 to register. The Maple Grove Michigan Hunt giveaway. Saginaw cardSaginaw Field and including one free trophy
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Enter at door 4. Almont, a seasoned hunter, Michigan Ducks Unlimited Made in the USA Bucks of Michigan of
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Obituaries Bohning Archery of Lake

Personalized Pure
ments in Michigan.
Applications for the
next Pure Michigan Hunt
Michigan Hunt hat and drawing will be available
~ Kay Pauly, 75 ~ engraved knifeMichigan starting March 1. For more
Planners of Garfield information, visit www.
Kay Pauly, age 75, of Athletic Boosters from Brecksville, OH; four p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, Township
Imlay City died Tuesday, 1980-1990 and a member grandchildren: Benjamin, February 10, 2017 at Muir
January 31, 2017 at Henry of: Casa Maria Guild, Red Kayla, Tyler, Ethan; and Brothers Funeral Home of
Ford Hospital in Detroit, Hatters, and the Imlay City two nephews: Robert Imlay City, 225 N. Main
Michigan. Historical Museum. Kintzel, Jr. and Daniel Street, Imlay City, MI.
Kay Thelma Kintzel Kay is survived by her Pauly. Those wishing to make
was born March 9, 1941 in husband, Edward Pauly; She was preceded in a memorial contribution,
Cleveland, Ohio. She is daughter, Deborah (Joseph death by her parents, Alvin may direct them to:
the daughter of the late Manson) Pauly of and Florence Kintzel. Imlay City High School
Alvin Frederick and the Shanghai, China; three A memorial service Athletic Booster Fund.
late Florence Themor sons: Andrew (Kristi) will be held 10:00 a.m., c/o Laurie Stoey
(Bream) Kintzel. She grew Pauly of Royal Oak, MI, Saturday, February 11, 1001 Norlin Drive
up in Lakewood, Ohio and Thomas (Stephanie) Pauly 2017 at St. Pauls Lutheran Imlay City, MI 48444.
is a 1959 graduate of of Clarkston, MI and Church, 200 N. Cedar St., Funeral arrangements
Lakewood High School. Matthew Pauly of Imlay City, MI. Pastor were made by Muir
She married Edward L Rochester Hills, MI; two Alan Casillas will offici- Brothers Funeral Home of
Pauly on March 30, 1970 brothers: Alvin Kintzel of ate. Imlay City. Please be sure
in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Brecksville, OH and The family will be to sign our on-line register
Kay and Ed lived in Robert (Bette) Kintzel of available for visitation 4 book.
Shelby Twp., Michigan
before moving to the Imlay ~ Patricia Lynn Sundermann, 71 ~
Photo provided

City area in 1976. On

January 8, 2017, Kay and Patricia Lynn (Toni) Schlaire; four grand-
Ed renewed their wedding Sundermann, 71, of children, four great-grand-
vows at St. Pauls Brandon Township, died children and many friends.
Lutheran Church in Imlay February 1, 2017 at Henry At her request there Michigan offers outstanding winter fishing.
City. Ford Hospital, Detroit. will be no services. Just Consider experiencing it for yourself during
Kay was employed at She lived in Capac for remember her in your the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Feb.
Cleveland Bank and Trust most of her life and was a thoughts and prayers. 18-19.

Free Fishing Weekend

before getting married. She business owner and beauti- Arrangements were by
was a homemaker, raising cian. She enjoyed spending Kaatz Funeral Directors,
their family. time with her family and Capac.

is February 18th-19th
She was a member of friends and looked forward Memorials are suggest-
St. Pauls Lutheran Church to the monthly dinner with ed to Wishes of the
and participated in the bell her classmates. Family.
choir, choir, and altar Surviving are her For information and
guild. Kay was the past daughter Robin (Peter) Guest Book visit kaatzfu- TRI-CITY AREA 3,000 miles of Great Lakes
president of the Imlay City Doutry and son Kevin Grab a fishing rod and shoreline, tens of thousands
enjoy some of the finest of miles of rivers and
fishing Michigan has to streams, and 11,000 inland
~ Edward Jack Wayne Trott, 95 ~ offer during the 2017 lakesMichigan and fish-
Winter Free Fishing ing are a perfect match.
Edward "Jack" Wayne rial from planes to forward January 11, 1986. Jack was daughters, Melissa Miller Weekend, set for Saturday Theres nothing better
Trott, 95, of Almont, elements of our Allied instrumental in setting up and Maradith Cholewa and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. than bundling up and head-
passed away, Monday, troops in northern Burma. the security system at and seven great grandchil- On those two days, every- ing out on the ice for
January 30, 2017. He was wounded and Children's Hospital. dren; Emma, Landon, oneresidents and non- Michigans annual Winter
A memorial service earned several medals and Jack returned to Jack, Mia, Anna, Lois and residents alikecan fish Free Fishing Weekend,
will be held in Almont awards, including the Almont, and married his Marlowe and niece Judy without a license, though said Jim Dexter, DNR
sometime during the Purple Heart, Air Medal, high school sweetheart, (Cary) Poikey. all other fishing regulations Fisheries Division chief.
spring. two Bronze Oak leaf Muriel Cooper Trott in He is also preceded in still apply. For those avid anglers, we
Jack was born June 26, Clusters, Distinguished 1996. They celebrated death by his parents, The DNR will also encourage you to take
1921 in Berville, MI. He Flying Cross, good con- their 20th anniversary on Avery and Eleanor Trott, waive the regular someone out who has never
moved to Armada in 1922, duct ribbon, Asiatic Pacific August 17, 2016. two sisters, Doris Recreation Passport entry experienced winter fishing
fee that grants vehicle to show them how simple
then to Almont in 1935. Theater Ribbon with two Jack is survived by his (Edward, Jane Ellen)
access to Michigans 103 and fun it can be.
Jack graduated from Bronze Battle Stars and second wife Muriel Dunham and Elizabeth state parks and recreation Official winter
Almont High School in four Overseas Service Cooper Trott, her son (Howard) Cary. areas throughout #MiFreeFishingWeekend
1940. He joined the Army Bars. Greg Cooper and wife He will be dearly #MiFreeFishingWeekend. activities are being sched-
in 1942. Jack was a veter- He married Elva (Lois) Laura of Louisville, KY; missed by his family and Several of these locations uled in communities across
an of WWII. Jack was one Trott on October 26, 1945. three grandchildren, friends. will host official 2017 the state to assist with pub-
of the famous "Flying He joined the Detroit Deanna, Thomas and Memorial donations Winter Free Fishing lic participation. These
Quartermasters", members Police Department on Amber, and three great may be made to the Weekend events perfect for activities are coordinated
of a Quartermaster Truck August 6, 1945 and retired grandchildren. Almont, 911 Fire the whole family. by a variety of organiza-
Group of the Services of after 25 years of service. He was preceded in Department. Michigan has celebrat- tions including constituent
Supply, United States Jack was the oldest living death by his first wife Arrangement entrusted ed w i n t e r s groups, schools, local and
Army Forces, China- Detroit Police Officer. Elva Lois Trott in 1996. to Muir Brothers Funeral #MiFreeFishingWeekend state parks, businesses and
Burma-India, who were After retiring from the He is survived by his son Home in Almont. every year since 1994 as a others. A full list of these
engaged in the hazardous DPO he became a security Michael J. Trott and his To sign the online way to promote awareness events can be found online
task of dropping vitally guard at Detroit Children's wife Zoraida (Saudi) of guest book please visit of the states vast aquatic at
needed supplies and mate- Hospital retiring on Mt. Dora, FL; two grand- resources. With more than ing.

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Rural Lifestyles

Neighbors in nature
Ecoregions connect habitats beyond state lines
By Maria Brown that share a similar ecosys- broadest classification,
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor tem and, depending on the Level I, Michigan and
various agencies who study much of the eastern half of
TRI-CITY AREA the land, our section of the the country is defined as
Would you guess that the Great Lakes state has sev- being in the Eastern
trees, flowers and wildlife eral different classifica- Temperate Forest. That
that inhabit southeast tions. includes our neighbor as far
Michigan share much in The Environmental north as Minnesota and as
common with the flora and Protection Agency (EPA) far south as southern
fauna found in Minnesotas says these ecoregions are Florida. At Level II, were
northern woods or the cot- determined by studying Mixed Wood Plains, a
ton fields of Alabama? geology, landforms, soils, designation we share with
Sure, we have different cli- vegetation, climate, land neighbors along an east and
mates and hardiness zones use, wildlife, and hydrolo- west parallel, including
than our neighbors to the gy. These designations are southern Ontario.

Forest Service image

north and south but when it often used to define whats At Level III and IV,
comes to naturally occur- native and non-native northern St. Clair County is
ring plant and animal spe- to an area and help guide considered Saginaw Lake
Plain while the lower half
is designated as Maumee
The Forest Service classifies the southern half of the Lower Peninsula in
Lake Plain. Most of Lapeer
the 222 or Eastern Broadleaf Forest ecoregion
County is in the intriguing-
sounding Interlobate Dead Forest. distinct. portions of Indiana, Illinois,
Ice Moraines. According to the Forest Thanks to the abun- Ohio and New York. Within
In the Forest Service Service, this climate is sim- dance of acorns and hicko- that region, Lapeer and St.
ecoregion map, the lower ilar to our neighbors to the ry nuts, wildlife like Clair counties are classified
half of Michigans Lower east in that the landscape is squirrels, chipmunks, blue within the region as 98-1
Peninsula lies in the 222 dominated by broadleaf jays and wild turkeys flour- Southern Michigan and
domain which covers a deciduous forests except ish in Eastern Broadleaf Northern Indiana Drift
wide swath of the Midwest- we get less precipitation Forests. Plain.
Creatures that feast on hickory and acorn nuts, as far north as Minnesotas which favors the more The Natural Resources The NRCS defines this
like blue jays and squirrels, thrive in our Eastern northern border, as far west drought resistant oak and Conservation Service, the region as having nearly
Broadleaf Forest ecoregion. as the Arkansas/Oklahoma hickory. Northern reaches federal agency that assists level to gentle rolling land
border, as far south as also feature maple, beech farmers and land owners, and annual precipitation
cies, we share a large com- public and private efforts to Alabama and east along the and basswood. Across uses an ecoregion-like clas- amounts between 29 and 40
mon ecoregion, referred to conserve and restore water, shores of lakes Erie and this ecosystem, the under- sification called the Major inches. More than three-
as the Eastern Broadleaf soil and habitat health. Ontario into New York. story of these forests are Land Resource Area. Our fourths of the land in this
Forest. The EPA uses multiple The 222 is also referred to well developed and the portion of Michigan is in region is used for agricul-
Ecoregions are areas ecoregion levels. At the as the Eastern Broadleaf shrub layer is considered the L region along with ture.

Learn, network at farm symposium

Three-day event will explore ag, food in Michigans Thumb
ST. CLAIR COUNTY continue with Farmings learning about the process- available for GreenStone
The Farm Womens In-Law Factor. Farming ing of beet sugar at Farm Credit Services mem-
Symposium (FWS) will with family means conflict Michigan Sugar Company bers; contact your local
celebrate its 26th annual avoidance is not an option. and have a peek at wine GFCS office or Wanda
event in Michigans Thumb, She will also provide making in Croswell, just to Skinner at (800) 255-6458
for more information.

Photo provided
exploring the sights and advice on dealing with name a couple stops. After
sounds of agriculture in financial stress and depres- a full day of touring, the Forms can be down-
loaded at the Farm Womens
Port Huron and the sur- sion. group will enjoy the annual
Symposium Facebook
rounding area. On March Participants will hear banquet complete with page. For more informa- Women in agriculture will descend on St. Clair
8-10, women involved in from a panel of farm blog- entertainment. tion, contact Marlene County next month for the annual Farm
many phases of agriculture gers from Michigan on how Sarah Black, Michigan McLeod at 810-404-2180. Womens Symposium.
will gather at the Blue they are connecting with Farm Bureau Director of
Water Convention Center consumers. Public Policy & Commodity
to learn and develop valu- The day will wrap up Division, will provide a
able networks and friend- with an informative presen- legislative update on Friday
ships to help them through tation on weathering the morning. Daren Williams
another year in farming. storm, literally. A local of the National Cattlemens
This years keynote farmer will share his expe- Beef Association will lead
speaker, Elaine Froese, rience with the disaster that a hands-on workshop on
kicks things off on can come with a Michigan building trust with consum-
Wednesday, March 8. tornado, and his insurance ers. Wrapping up the 2017
Elaine will give partici- agent will share tips on program will be comedian
pants information on deal- building an insurance poli- and dairy farmer Tim
ing with difficult situations cy to help protect assets Moffett of Florida.
and people. Michelle Neff, when Mother Nature Whether you are active
of Michigan State attacks. in farming or agri-business,
University Extension, will Buses will head out or just want to know more
present Real Colors. Thursday morning for a about women in agricul-
Participants will learn the tour of the Croswell and ture, dont miss this won-
strengths and weaknesses Yale areas. Several local derful opportunity.
of their own color personal- businesses have graciously Registration is open to
ity type. agreed to open their doors. everyone. A limited num-
After lunch, Elaine will Tour guests will enjoy ber of scholarships are
Laura Zelenak D.O. Michelle Simpson N.P. Susan Reuter N.P.
Board Certified Board Certified Board Certified
Local corn growers recognized
Recently Helena awarded
growers who took part in their
2016 Acre Yield Contest, rec- Same Day Appointments Available
ognizing winners at an awards
banquet in Mt. Pleasant, just
prior to the Great Lakes Crop
Summit last month. Winners
Welcome New Nurse Practitioner
from the Tri-City area included
(right) Dale Duckert, congratu- Susan Reuter!
lated by Imlay City Operations
Manager Eddie Fahley, and
Paula and Lynn Walton (below,
holding trophies) with Helena
In Office Lab Testing X-Ray Lesion Removal
staff Eddie Fahley, Norm Tanis, Wart Removal Well Baby Visits Immunizations
Darcy Lipskey and Eric Mann.
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Family Math Night a success

at Borland Elementary School
Editors note: The fol- chips. From this concept, combined, and the other
lowing was submitted by families had the opportu- two used their problem-
Dr. Dina Tallis, Imlay City nity to play games that solving skills to deduce
Schools Director of worked on all types of the number on their fore-
Elementary Education and math skills. For instance, head.
Student Support Services. in the gymnasium was the Other games included
IMLAY CITY On active game of Math Yahtzee, Place Value
Thursday, January 19, Relays where students Battle, Give me Ten and
Borland Elementary were able to run to be the more.
School hosted a Family quickest to solve a math At the end of the eve-
Math Night. problem. Salute was a ning, families were able
The Math Committee popular game of the eve- to take with them all of
decided to take a fun, yet ning, where two students the materials needed to

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Dispatch log...
Drydens college prep
class realizing results
Editors note: The fol- impounded and the man was
lowing is a compilation of lodged at the Lapeer County
activity and reports from Jail. Officer Michael Ryan
area police departments: made the arrest.
1-26-17 0417 hours
In Imlay City: A 53-year-old male was
January 30, 2017
02:55-03:40 Parking
arrested on a criminal bench
warrant out of Almont. The
Eighty-four percent of seniors already accepted to college
Enforcement (City Wide) male was picked up from the
04:34 Alarm (300 block Macomb County Jail and By Tom Wearing
S. Cedar St.) lodged at the Lapeer County Tri-City Times Staff Writer
05:39 Motorist Assist Jail. Officer Mike Ryan DRYDEN Dryden
(1900 block S. Cedar St.) made the arrest.
08:14 Alarm (500 block 1-29-17 0102 hours
High Schools increased
S. Cedar St.) A 25-year-old female and a efforts to prepare its gradu-
21:34 Motorist Assist 27-year-old male, both from ating seniors for college is
(300 block S. Cedar St.) Almont, were arrested on already reaping dividends.
Multiple Traffic Stops outstanding warrants when In the fall,
throughout the day contact was made with them the high
January 31, 2017 on a welfare check. Both s c h o o l
04:50 Motorist Assist suspects were taken into cus- offered a

Photo by Sheryl Czerwinski

(2000 block S. Almont St.) tody and turned over to S e n i o r
06:17 Alarm (500 block Romeo Police Department. Seminar
S. Cedar St.) Officer Steve Best made the College
07:12 Suspicious arrest. Planning
Circumstance (Handley St./ Karen Course to
Seventh St.) In St. Clair County: Shaper all high
10:03 Suspicious Police and emergency s c h o o l
Circumstance (7100 block responders responded dis- Karen Shaper discusses first year of college survival tips with Dryden
seniors through the High School students.
Newark Rd.) patch calls for: Michigan College Access
Multiple Traffic Stops January 31 Network (MCAN). positive results for Dryden communication specialist
throughout the day 911 welfare check in the ing confidence was the
High school teacher High School seniors. with experience in custom- most important part to me,
February 3, 2017 3400 block of Capac Rd. in
11:39 Citizen Assist Mussey Twp. Sheryl Czerwinski says the Czerwinski notes that er service from the said senior Trey Raab. I
(300 block N. Cedar St.) vehicle in the ditch at primary goal of MCAN is of the 45 students enrolled University of Michigan. work really hard to have as
13:39 Suspicious westbound I-69 and Capac to increase college readi- in the course, 86 percent A faculty member and much confidence as I can.
Circumstance (30 block N. Rd. in Mussey Twp. ness, participation and have completed their Free communication teacher at It helps me get through
Cedar St.) February 1 completion in Michigan. Application for Federal U-M, Eastern Michigan stuff in my life and makes
15:55 Lost Property car-deer accident at She notes the programs Student Aid, referred to as University and Washtenaw things much easier and
(300 block E. Fourth St.) Capac and Sterling roads in particular focus of assisting (FAFSA). Community College, fun.
16:11 Citizen Assist Mussey Twp. low-income students, first- She says those 45 stu- Shaper offered tips on sur- Haylee Wolle, also a
(1800 block Hickory Ln.) February 2 generation college-going dents have submitted more viving the first year in col- senior, reflected on the
18:21 Property Damage multiple citizen assists students, and students of than 124 applications to 43 legeand beyond. courses structure and valu-
Accident (1800 block S. in the 100 block of E. Church color. different colleges and uni- Karen is full of energy able content.
Cedar St.) St. in Capac Further, Czerwinski versities; and 84 percent of with real-life examples that The best part of this
18:22 Alarm (2000 disorderly subject in the reports, the goal is to the students have already resonate with an audience, class was that I was able to
block S. Almont Ave.) 350 block of W. Kempf Ct. increase college comple- been accepted to one or says Czerwinski. With her apply to colleges and
21:41 Domestic Dispute in Capac tion by lowering barriers more schools. engaging and fun personal- for scholarships, said
(400 block Wilcox Ct.) suspicious circumstance that prevent students from Guest speakers ity she is able to motivate Haylee.
23:10 Domestic at Bailey and Fisher roads in getting to and through col- In conjunction with the audiences often hard to
Disturbance (2000 block S. Lynn Twp. Participating student
lege, including social capi- course, the high school motivate. Brittney Eastin added, I
Almont Ave.)
Multiple Traffic Stops In Lapeer County: tal, academics, affordabili- schedules weekly guest A few students offered appreciated the guidance
throughout the day Complaints handled by ty and college knowledge. speakers to share their some comments about what and the help from my
February 1, 2017 the Lapeer County Sheriffs Early success knowledge and advice with they learned from Shapers teacher who helped me
6:06 Alarm (500 block Department Thus far, the Senior participating seniors. program, and from the complete things I would
S. Cedar St.) January 31 Seminar course is being The most recent speak- course in general. not have been able to com-
14:48 Suspicious alarm in the 2200 block well-received and reaping er was Karen Shaper, a Her main point of hav- plete on my own.
Circumstance (300 block N. of N. Van Dyke in Goodland
Almont Ave.) Twp.
16:49 Citizen Assist
(Newark Rd./S. Blacks
Corners Rd.)
Multiple Traffic Stops
vehicle off the road on
westbound I-69 in Attica
property damage acci-
SPARTY pride rules in Imlay City
throughout the day dent in the 2700 block of S. IMLAY CITY
February 2, 2017 Blacks Corners Rd. in Imlay Every month Weston
03:18-03:49 Parking Twp.
suspicious circumstance
Elementary, home to stu-
Enforcement (City Wide)
07:58 Suspicious in the 4600 block of Attica dents in preschool through
Vehicle (700 block S. Cedar Rd. in Attica Twp. second grade, holds a
St.) vehicle off the road on SPARTY assembly. At this
13:04 Motorist Assist S. Van Dyke in Imlay Twp. assembly, one student from
(200 block N. Almont Ave.) February 1 every grade level is chosen
15:01 Abandoned narcotics seizure on N. to as the Weston SPARTY
Vehicle (400 block S. Almont Fairgrounds Rd. in Imlay of the month.
Ave.) City SPARTY stands for
16:43 Property Damage property damage acci- Safe, Positive, Achiever,
Accident (1800 block S. dent in the 7100 block of Respectful, Trustworthy
Cedar St.) Reside Rd. in Goodland and being the very best
17:55 Motorist Assist Twp. YOU. During the SPARTY
(400 block S. Blacks Corners suspicious circumstance assembly Mrs. Caudill,
Rd.) on Newark Rd. in Attica
Photo provided

Weston Principal, reviews

03:50-04:19 Parking Twp. the meaning behind each
Enforcement (City Wide) February 2 letter/word and how impor-
Multiple Traffic Stops property damage acci- tant those characteristic
throughout the day dent on Imlay City Rd. in 7th-grader Spartan Pride members Ana Lengemann, Melanie Bigger,
traits are. This month,
February 4, 2017 Attica Twp.
Weston had a bit of fun Mary Lengemann, Olivia Livingston, and Natalie Douglas model a bas-
00:02 Larceny (300 medical alarm in the
block N. Cedar St.) 2000 block of Mitchell Lake with their assembly. For ketball scenario where they realize everything is easier, and more fun,
11:07 Alarm (500 block Rd. in Attica Twp. the month of January, mid- with teamwork.
Morrice Dr.) alarm in the 3400 block dle school students who are
14:56 Suspicious of Summers Rd. in Goodland Spartan Pride members put the Imlay City Spartan Pride members that partici- Once they had their ideas,
Circumstance (1900 block Twp. on skits about the six prin- Mascot, Sparty, himself pated, volunteered and met they worked in small
Hickory Ln.) February 3 ciples. The months assem- and some members of the after school for three weeks groups to come up with
23:19 Assist LCSD with malicious destruction of bly was made even more high school Spartan Nation. and came up with ideas for skits. The skits were orga-
Property Damage Accident property in the 2700 block of fun with the appearance of Middle School Spartan the SPARTY principles. nizer by Ms. Kristyn Kurka,
(Newark Rd./Winslow Rd.) Slattery Rd. in Attica Twp. middle school teacher and
23:29 Suspicious malicious destruction of Spartan Pride sponsor.
Circumstance (6700 block property in the 5000 block of Spartan Pride is a
Newark Rd.) Ostrom Rd. in Attica Twp. Positive Behavior
Multiple Traffic Stops suspicious circumstance Intervention Support
throughout the day in the 1800 block of Lake (PBIS) program that recog-
February 5, 2017 Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp. nizes students, not only for
02:09 Suspicious alarms in the 600 block excelling academically but
Vehicle (S. Almont Ave./ of N. Blacks Corners Rd. in behaviorally as well. Some
Lynn Ct.) Imlay Twp. behaviors that are frequent-
15:23 Peace Officer February 4 ly recognized include stu-
(400 block Wilcox Ct.) property damage acci- dents demonstrating coop-
23:00 Assist LCSD with dent on Bowers Rd. in Attica eration, effort, kindness,
Felony Assault (1800 block Twp. responsibility, motivation,
S. Cedar St.) property damage acci- dedication, work ethics,
04:18 Animal Problem dent on N. Youngs Rd. in and respect for self and oth-
(100 block Main St.) Attica Twp.
Multiple Traffic Stops property damage acci-
ers. This is not a reward for
throughout the day dent on westbound I-69 on performing one time acts
but, rather, a reward for
Photo provided

Imlay Twp.
In Almont: February 5 continuous quality behav-
1-24-17 1548 hours animals at large on Lum ior, citizenship, and pride in
A 27-year-old male was Rd. in Attica Twp. being a Spartan. Spartan
arrested on a criminal bench trespassing in the 8600 Kindergarten students Kadie Wright was one of Weston's SPARTY of Pride is a very prestigious
warrant out of Almont. The block of Burt Rd. in Almont the month winners. In this picture, she was having fun with the Imlay group because students are
man was picked up from the Twp. City Spartan Mascot and tried to score the winning basket! She made it nominated once a month by
Macomb County Jail and missing person in the in while her classmates cheered her on. teachers.
lodged at the Lapeer County 100 block of Larson Rd. in
Jail. Officer Ryan Wilson Attica Twp.
made the arrest.
1-25-17 2213 hours
A 57-year-old man from
suspicious circumstance
in the 1800 block of Five
Lakes Rd. in Attica Twp.
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CTE grads find jobs in Michigan

TRI-CITY AREA lighting this months obser- years statewide placement throughout Michigan, said
Over 96 percent of vance of CTE opportunities rate of CTE students was Gov. Rick Snyder, a long-
Michigan Career and and achievements. 96.4 percent, up 0.6 percent time proponent of promot-
Technical Education (CTE) Michigan schools boast from 2015 and exceeding ing the skilled trades.
graduates were successful-other successes for state for the second time in seven Thanks to Michigans
ly placed in 2016, high- and national celebrations of years the federal target rate incredible comeback, there
CTE Month in of 95.5 percent for are many high-skill, high-

Image provided
February: Michigan. demand and high-paying
The state- The states CTE place- jobs in our state. These
wide gradua- ment rate has held above 90 CTE programs are making
tion rate for percent in each of the past sure our students are ade-
CTE students seven years. quately prepared to follow The statewide graduation rate for CTE stu-
was 96.6 per- Michigans path toward the dents was 96.6 percent in 2016. This rate has
cent last year, These are excellent future. exceeded the federal target of 95.0 percent for
surpassing for results that demonstrate the Each year, results of a the last three years.
the third impact and importance of survey of students who grams; military services; or
straight year CTE programs, State completed a CTE program jobs within a year of leav- Patty Cant, Director of the
the 95-percent Superintendent Brian in grades 11 or 12 are used ing high school, according Office of Career and
federal target Whiston said. CTE offers to calculate the states to surveyed students. Technical Education at the
for Michigan. educational strategies that placement rate for CTE stu- Of last years 15,571 Michigan Department of
The 2015 grad- meet the needs of students dents. survey respondents, 15,013 Education, said CTE pre-
uation rate and employers, and get us Michigans 2016 place- (96.4 percent) said they pares youth and adults for a
Welding and machining instructor (4-year cohort) closer to the goal of being a ment rate means that 19 out were in a continuing educa- wide range of careers
Cathleen McNally gives some for all Michigan Top 10 education state in of every 20 CTE students tion program or employed, through hands-on, indus-
pointers to Imlay City senior Jared students was 10 years. were successfully placed in or both. Looking deeper, of try-based, curriculum and
Hayward at the Lapeer County Ed 79.8 percent. Im very impressed colleges and universities; the 11,687 student respon- learning opportunities.
Tech Center last fall. L a s t with the CTE programs advanced training pro- dents in continuing educa- CTE allows students
tion, 514 (4.5 percent) were to see the relevance of core
pursuing a certificate; and academic skills within the
4,031 (35.4 percent) were workplace, she said.
getting an associates CTE students also
degree; and 6,344 (55.7 learn valuable critical
percent) were getting their thinking, employability,
bachelors degree. and job-related technical
In 2016, Michigan had skills.
107,930 CTE students in For more information
1,861 CTE programs span- on CTE programs, visit
ning 17 career clusters, Going Pro with Skilled
such as Marketing and Trades at www.mitalent.
Science, Technology, org, or contact your local
Engineering & Mathematics high school or community
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Photo by Kevin Kissane

Snowcoming royalty
Jessica Bigger and Harrison Brooks were
crowned Imlay City High Schools
Snowcoming princess and prince during
Friday basketball game against Richmond.
The Spartan girls and boys teams both
came away with wins over the Blue Devils.
Photo by Nicole Kirby

Chiefs crowned
United Way of St. Clair County extends their gratitude Capacs Jacob Parski and Kaycee Miller

to Lakestone Bank & Trust and their employees

were crowned Snowcoming king and queen
during Fridays basketball contests against
Cros-Lex. Parski and his teammates record-
for their support with the 2016 Campaign. ed a win against the visiting Pioneers.

flying high
Dryden High School
Snowcoming Queen Mia
Sliman and King Justin
Knox (top) were crowned
at Fridays win versus
Kingston. This years
entire Snowcoming court
(bottom) included:
seniors Kimberly
Kuligowski, Ian
Latulippe, Trey Raab,
Mia Sliman, Justin Knox,
Samuel Bingham,
Brittney Eastin and
Sammy Locke, who was
not available for the

Photo by Mari Riley

Relay for Life kickoff meeting

TRI-CITY AREA Its that time of year again where Relay for Life organiz-
ers make plans for this summers event at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds
in Imlay City. Interested volunteers are invited to attend the I (HEART) Relay
Pizza Palooza slated for next Friday, February 16. The cost is $5 and includes all-
you-can-eat pizza, a bag of chips and a bottle of water. Doors Open at 5:15 p.m.
Pizza served 5:30-7 p.m. The event will be held in the upper banquet room of the
American Legion Hall, 1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer. There will be a short 15-min-
ute program at 6:15 p.m. for celebrations, sponsor acknowledgement, and survivor
recognition. All are welcome to participate to see what Relay for Life is all about.
Visitors may also sign up their team, join a team or start their own team.

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Hampton, Mullins, Trudo

are league champions
Spartans fourth, Chiefs fifth, Raiders sixth in standings
TRI-CITY AREA Richmond paced the Hunter Mullins led Imlay
The Imlay City, Capac and eight-team field with 248 City with firsts that day.
Almont wrestling teams points. Cros-Lex (169 Hampton reached the 125-
claimed respective finishes points), Algonac (150), pound championship con-
of fourth, fifth and sixth at Imlay City (137), Capac frontation where he earned
the Blue Water Area (74), Almont (70), Armada a 4-2 win against Cros-
Conference Tournament (69) and Yale (59) held Lexs Christopher Lilly and
last Saturday. down places two through Mullins advanced to the
Armada High School is eight.
where the action unfolded. Wesley Hampton and Grapplers page 2-B

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Riley Bertram, of Imlay City, brings the ball up the floor during his
teams BWAC basketball clash versus Richmond last Friday.

Imlay City stuns

Richmond, 67-55
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Spartans knock off league leaders

Capac 130-pounder Anthony Trudo looks to finish off his bout versus a
Richmond adversary Saturday at the BWAC Tournament. By Kevin Kissane Quarter two would see Imlay City
Tri-City Times Sports Editor widen the gap some. Bolstered by a
17-11 advantage there, the Spartans
IMLAY CITY Imlay City went up 33-25 at the halftime break.
knocked off visiting Richmond, 67-55, When the teams returned to the
in a Blue Water Area Conference var- floor, Richmond bounced back with a
sity boys basketball battle last Friday 16-12 third quarter edge. That helped
night. the Blue Devils pull to within 45-41
With the decision, Imlay City goes with 24 minutes elapsed.
to 7-6 and 6-2. Richmond drops to Imlay City then outscored
10-2 and 7-1. Richmond 22-14 over the last eight
In Fridays battle, Imlay City minutes of play, assuring themselves
grabbed a 16-14 edge after quarter was
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Photo by Kevin Kissane

history. Stuns page 4-B

Imlay City 125-pounder Wesley

Hampton (L) squares off versus
Cros-Lex foe Christopher Lilly.
Imlay City 135-pounder Hunter
Mullins (top) works for a fall
Saturday at the BWAC Tourney.
Dryden moves to 11-2 tial quarter with an 11-8 point on, putting the finish-
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor edge. ing touches on a 45-22 win.
Quarter two would see Max Kage led Dryden

Imlay City girls hold DRYDEN Dryden

rolled to a 45-22 victory at
Kingstons expense in a
both sides net three points,
giving Dryden a 14-11 edge
at the halftime break.
with a 23-point perfor-
mance. He drained five tri-
ples along the way. The

off Richmond, 37-35

North Central Thumb When play resumed, Cardinals also received
League varsity boys basket- Dryden struck with an 8-5 points courtesy of Justin
ball game last Friday night. third quarter advantage. Knox and Jared Czape (five,
With the outcome, That left them holding an including a trifecta, each),
By Kevin Kissane Richmond jumped out to a Richmond then put Dryden goes to 11-2 and 22-16 edge with 24 minutes John DelCampo (five), Evan
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 12-9 advantage after one together a 10-8 fourth quar- 8-1. elapsed. Pocius and Sam Peyerk
quarter was done. ter rally, only to fall 37-35 In Fridays game, Dryden then outscored (three each) and Trey Raab
IMLAY CITY Quarter number two when the clock zeroed out Dryden wrapped up the ini- Kingston 23-6 from that (one).
Imlay City evened their would prove a closely con- for the last time.
season series with tested one as well. It was Kendall Sommer paced
Richmond at a game
apiece, pulling out a 37-35
victory over visiting
Richmond in a Blue Water
there Richmond generated
11 points and Imlay City
netted nine, good for a
23-18 lead at the half.
Imlay City with 20 points
that evening. Abby Schefka
(nine points), Melissa Rahn
(six, including a pair of tri-
Almont gets share of first
Area Conference varsity When play resumed, fectas) and Madalinn By Kevin Kissane
girls basketball clash last Imlay City bounced back Thibodeau (two) supported Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Friday night. with an 11-2 third quarter her performance. ALMONT Almont
With the result, Imlay edge. That helped them to Carly Barjaktarovich moves in to a share of the
City moves to 5-9 and 4-5. a 29-25 lead with 24 min- led Richmond. She tossed Blue Water Area
In Fridays clash, utes elapsed. in 13 points. Conferences top spot
along with Richmond,
accomplishing the feat
with a convincing 60-21
victory over visiting
Algonac in a Blue Water
Area Conference varsity
boys basketball battle last
Friday night.
With the final, Almont
improves to 10-3 and 7-1.
Algonac slips to 2-11 and
In Fridays meeting,
Almont bolted out to a
18-4 advantage after one
quarter was done.
The middle two quar-
ters saw Almont deposit 31
total points through the
Photo by Kevin Kissane

twines, while Algonac

managed 14. That left them
up by a commanding 49-18
cushion with 24 minutes
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Almont then outscored

Algonac 11-3 the rest of Almonts Eric Conn (R) drives to the hoop in a
the way, closing out a BWAC game last week.
60-21 victory. the scoring department by ing a trey), Jordan
Ethan Hall (22 points, Zach Revoldt, Chase Bourdeau (five), Cade
including three trifectas) Kapron and Drew Revoldt Tank (four), KevinHeim
Madalinn Thibodeau, of Imlay City, turns up the defensive pressure dur- led Almont that evening. (seven points apiece), (two) and Garrett Ruhala
ing a BWAC battle with Richmond last Friday. Imlay City won 37-35. He was given assistance in Austin Watt (five, featur- (one).

Grapplers: Three area

wrestlers win titles
Grapplers page 1-B solation finals where he fell
4-0 to Algonacs James
title tilt at 135 pounds Ladd.
where he picked up a 7-4 Anthony Trudo head-
victory over Richmonds lined for Capac that day.
Owen Vannater. Trudo reached the 130-
Jaykob Shaw provided pound title encounter where
Imlay City with a second. he secured an 8-2 victory
Shaw gained admittance to over Armadas Robert
the 189-pound champion- Nowik.
ship confrontation where he Gerardo Navarro gave
dropped an 11-0 verdict to Capac a second. Navarro
Richmonds Colton advanced to the champion-
McKiernan. ship bout at 285 pounds
Luke Stephens and Joe where he was pinned by
Harper gave Imlay City Algonacs Mike Nykoriak
thirds. Stephens reached with 26 seconds gone.
the consolation final at 130 Dylan Wojie notched
pounds where he registered Capacs other placewinning

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an 11-5 triumph against performance. Wojie gained
Algonacs Mark Langewicz admittance to the 112-
and Harper advanced to the pound consolation finals
215-pound consolation where he registered an 11-9
finals where he posted a 5-4 triumph against Richmonds
Almont Hall of Fame win over Almonts Hunter Daniel McNichol.
Almont Hall of Fame Inductees pose for a photo at last Fridays game versus Algonac. They Spies. Jacob Burchi led
are (L to R) Robin Steabans (daughter escorting Betty Walton), Betty Walton (inducted as a Eric Pawlaczyk, Kyle Almont with a second.
contributor), Brian Wells (son, accepting for Floyd Wells inducted baseball athlete). Rod Wells Kulin, Adriel Rojas and Burchi reached the champi-
(son, accepting for Floyd Wells inducted baseball athlete), Jerry Hiller (inducted athlete for Zac Hellebuyck added onship confrontation at 119
baseball) and Bob Marshall (inducted athlete for track). fourths to Imlay Citys pounds where he dropped a
cause. Pawlaczyk gained 7-3 verdict to Richmonds
admittance to the consola- Josh Barton.
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where he was pinned with uted a third to Almonts

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Dryden slips past Caseville Dryden spotted Caseville a Caseville 12-9 the rest of the
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 7-3 edge after one quarter way, pulling out a 33-31 vic-
was complete. tory.
DRYDEN Dryden The next eight-minute Kelli Schenkel paced
edged visiting Caseville, stretch saw Dryden collect Dryden with 12 points. The
33-31, in a North Central nine points and Caseville remaining Cardinal points
Thumb League varsity girls generate three, giving them a went to Mia Sliman (eight
basketball battle Monday 12-10 lead at the half. points), Hannah Peyerk (six),
night. When the action Natalie Poirier (four), Haylee
With the outcome, resumed, Caseville bounced Wolle (two) and Jordan
Dryden improves to 4-10 back with a 12-9 third quar- Peters (one).
overall and 3-7 as far as ter edge. That staked them Schenkel (12) and
NCTL clashes are concerned. to a 22-21 lead at the time. Sliman (11) added Drydens
In Mondays battle, Dryden then outscored top rebound totals.

Almont gives Algonac a setback

Photo by Kevin Kissane

By Kevin Kissane When the action Meredith Rinke paced
Tri-City Times Sports Editor resumed, Almont continued Almont with 17 points. The
to pull away. Aided by a Raiders also received
ALMONT Almont 12-4 third quarter edge, the points courtesy of Elizabeth
Drydens Hannah Peyerk drives to the hoop in a North Central Thumb made visiting Algonac Raiders went up 32-16 with Kerby (a pair of treys),
League battle with Kingston last week. absorb a 40-32 loss in a 24 minutes gone. Paige Walton (five),
Blue Water Area Algonac then outscored Rebecca Measel and Grace

Dryden drops a verdict to Kingston

Conference varsity girls Almont 16-8 the rest of the Zimmerman (four each)
basketball confrontation way, only to drop a 40-32 along with Tyler Kautz and
last Friday night. verdict when the final sec- Rachel Phillips (two
With the decision, ond ticked off the clock. apiece).
By Kevin Kissane advantage after one quar- minutes gone. Almont raises its mark to
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
ter was over with.
Quarter two would see
Kingston net 10 points and
Kingston then out-
scored Dryden 10-3 over
the last eight minutes,
7-7 and 4-5.
In Fridays confronta-
tion, Almont opened up a
Capac falls versus Cros-Lex
dropped a 37-14 verdict to Dryden manage two, closing out a 37-14 victo- 13-3 advantage after one CAPAC Capac and 1-8.
visiting Kingston in a increasing their lead to ry. quarter was history. absorbed a 48-8 loss to Alexys Anderson
North Central Thumb 22-9 at the halftime break. For Dryden, Hannah The next eight-minute Cros-Lex in a Blue Water paced Capac with a four-
League varsity girls bas- When the action Peyerk led the way with stretch saw Algonac man- Area Conference varsity point performance.
ketball encounter last resumed, Kingston struck 10 points. Haylee Wolle age nine points and Almont girls basketball game last Shelby Husovsky and
Thursday night. with a 5-2 third quarter and Jordan Peters added hit for seven. That left Friday night. Kristen Payne added two
In Thursdays encoun- edge. That left them hold- two points each to the Almont with a 20-12 lead With the decision, points each to the Chiefs
ter, Kingston took a 12-7 ing a 27-11 lead with 24 Cardinals cause. at the halftime break. Capac now stands at 3-12 cause.

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Capac won the
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Sports In Brief Sports Schedule
The following youth Thursday. Jackie Perry led Dryden apiece) plus Jacob Boys Basketball Monday, February 13
sports, junior high, ninth Colby Schapman led with seven points apiece. Kritzman (two) also Wednesday, February 8 Imlay City at University of
grade and junior varsity Almont with 11 points. He Paige Abromaitis (six reached the scoring col- Capac at Cass City, 7 p.m. Ferndale, 6 p.m.
recaps are provided to us by was backed by Jacob Korte points) along with Maria umn. Friday, February 10 Peck at Dryden, 7:30 p.m.
area coaches. If your teams (eight points), Seth Helfer Ryan and Kylie Dryden Seventh Grade Imlay City at Almont,
results do not appear here (six), Ryan Price and Blake DeVlaminck (two each) Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m. Wrestling
remind your coach to pass Kapron (five each), Jack supported their perfor- Dryden vs. Mayville Dryden at Mayville, Thursday, February 9
along the information by Paupert and Nathan Kerby mances. January 30 7:30 p.m. Division 3 team districts
calling 810-724-2615, or (four apiece) along with Dryden Eighth Grade Dryden-32 Mayville-20 Armada at Capac, at Capac
e-mailing it to kkissane@ Derek Weigand (two) and Boys Basketball Game recap - Dryden 7:30 p.m. Imlay City vs. Almont, or send it Caleb Weigand (one). Dryden vs. Mayville downed Mayville, 32-20, in Tuesday, February 14 5:30 p.m.
to us via fax at 810-724- Dryden Junior Varsity January 30 a North Central Thumb Capac at Algonac, 7 p.m. Cros-Lex vs. Capac,
8552. Girls Basketball Dryden-38 Mayville-22 League seventh grade boys Yale at Almont, 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Almont Ninth Grade Dryden vs. Peck Game recap - Dryden basketball battle on Cros-Lex at Imlay City, Finals to follow
Boys Basketball January 30 downed Mayville, 38-22, in Monday, January 30. 7 p.m. Saturday, February 11
Almont vs. Algonac Dryden-24 Peck-20 a North Central Thumb Logan Rozanski paced Dryden at Mt. Clemens, Almont, Capac, Imlay City
February 2 Game recap - Dryden League eighth grade boys Dryden with nine points. 7:30 p.m. at Div. 3 individual dis-
Almont-46 Algonac-15 earned a 24-20 win against basketball meeting on The Cardinals also received tricts, Montrose, 8 a.m.
Game recap - Almont Peck in a North Central Monday, January 30. points courtesy of Caydon Girls Basketball
rolled past Algonac, 46-15, Thumb League junior varsi- Jack Kaplins 20-point Nascivera and Dylan Thursday, February 9 Competitive
in a Blue Water Area ty girls basketball encoun- performance paced Dryden. Wooster (eight points each) Dryden at Mayville, Cheer
Conference ninth grade ter on Monday, January 20. Jake Bingham and Nathan along with Connor 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11
boys basketball clash last Jaylyn Peters and Schenkel (eight points Nascivera (seven). Friday, February 10 Capac, Imlay City at North
Imlay City at Almont, Branch Invite, 9 a.m.
6 p.m. Almont at Brandon Invite,
Armada at Capac, 6 p.m. 10 a.m.
Stats and Standings
BOYS Imlay City 6-2
Capac 2-6 4-9
7-6 Capac 1-8 3-12 Hernandez (IC)
Mardlin (C)
Querciagrossa (A)
Hausmann (A)
BASKETBALL North Central Thumb League Scott (C) 3 Mardlin (C) 3
North Central Thumb League Phelps (A) 3 B. Lee (C) 2
STATLEADERS Team League Overall
Team League Overall
Dryden 2-7 3-10 Pagano (A) 3 Rickman (C) 2
Dryden 8-1 11-2 Klass (IC) 3 Phelps (A) 2
SCORING Martini (A) 2 Moreno (C) 1
G P Avg. Dervishi (IC) 2 Martini (A) 1
Schirmer (IC) 13 182 14.0 Moreno (C) 2 McCabe (IC) 1
Kage (D) 9 124 13.8 GIRLS WRESTLING Camaj (A) 2 Moore (IC) 1
T. Boers (C) 13 166 12.8 Rager (IC) 1 Fritz (C) 1
Sams (C) 11 140 12.7 BASKETBALL LEADERS McCabe (IC) 1 Scott (C) 1
Galbraith (IC)
DelCampo (D)
11 129 11.7
9 102 11.3 STATLEADERS Adamczyk (IC)
D. Morse (IC)
1 Quick Pins
Z. Revoldt (A) 13 122 9.4
MOST WINS Barragan (IC) 1 Dempz (A) 8 secs.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Schroeder (C) 13 108 8.3 SCORING Stephens (IC) 35

Pope (IC) 1 Trudo (C) 16 secs.
G P Avg. Harper (IC) 34
D. Revoldt (A) 13 101 7.8 Jackson (IC) 1 Harper (IC) 16 secs.
Schefka (IC) 14 176 12.6 Trudo (C) 33
Kapron (A) 13 94 7.2 Burchi (A) 17 secs.
Rinke (A) 14 168 12.0 Hampton (IC) 33
Knox (D) 9 57 6.3 Battani (A) 18 secs.
Sommer (IC) 14 119 8.5 DeMara (A) 32 MOST PINS Wojie (C) 18 secs.
Mullins (IC) 32 Trudo (C) 25
REBOUNDING G. Navarro (C) 19 secs.
Kerby (A) 14 80 5.7 Shaw (IC) 31 Hampton (IC) 23
G R Avg. Shaw (IC) 19 secs.
Spies (A) 28 Shaw (IC) 20 Jordan Lesniak, of Imlay City, looks to score in
DelCampo (D) 9 72 8.0 Dempz (A) 20 secs.
Pawlaczyk (IC) 28 Harper (IC) 18
Schirmer (IC) 13 103 7.9 REBOUNDING Burchi (A) 27 DeMara (A) 17
D. Navarro (C) 20 secs. Fridays BWAC clash versus Richmond.
T. Boers (C) 13 97 7.5 G R Avg. M. Wheeler (C) 21 secs.
T. Wheeler (C) 26 Dempz (A) 17
Kapron (A) 13 72 5.5 Rinke (A) 14 173 12.3 Dempz (A) 21 secs.
Dempz (A) 24 T. Wheeler (C) 17
Schefka (IC) 14 99 7.1 Trudo (C) 22 secs.
G. Navarro (C) 23 Stephens (IC) 14
Walton (A) 14 78 5.6 G. Navarro (C) 22 secs.
Wojie (C) 20 Burchi (A) 14
Battani (A) 23 secs.
STEALS Canelo (C) 19 Spies (A) 14
Trudo (C) 24 secs.
G S Avg. STEALS M. Wheeler (C) 18 Pawlaczyk (IC) 14
G S Avg. DeMara (A) 24 secs.
Conn (A) 9 23 2.6 D. Navarro (C) 18 G. Navarro (C) 11
Rinke (A) 14 57 4.1 Dempz (A) 25 secs.
Sams (C) 11 27 2.5 Kulin (IC) 18 Mullins (IC) 11
Measel (A) 14 51 3.7 Wojie (C) 25 secs.
Czape (D) 9 21 2.3 Hellebuyck (IC) 17 Battani (A) 10
Kerby (A) 14 34 2.6 Querciagrossa (A) 25 secs.
Hall (A) 13 29 2.2 J. Lee (C) 16 D. Navarro (C) 10
Zimmerman (A) 14 34 2.6 Kulin (IC) 25 secs.
Kage (D) 9 19 2.1 Battani (A) 16 J. Lee (C) 9
Walton (A) 14 26 1.9 J. Lee (C) 26 secs.
Tyson (C) 16 Canelo (C) 8
J. Lee (C) 27 secs.
ASSISTS King (IC) 14 Arms (A) 8
Arms (A) 28 secs.
G A Avg. ASSISTS C. Kruse (A) 11 M. Wheeler (C) 8
G A Avg. Arms (A) 28 secs.
Sams (C) 11 40 3.6 Rojas (IC) 10 Wojie (C) 8
Zimmerman (A) 14 14 1.0 Spies (A) 29 secs.
Castro (IC) 13 47 3.6 Ferrante (A) 9 Tyson (C) 7
Kerby (A) 14 14 1.0 Tyson (C) 30 secs.
Z. Revoldt (A) 13 38 2.9 Arms (A) 8 Hellebuyck (IC) 7
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Dempz (A) 30 secs.

Lesniak (IC) 13 26 2.0 J. Morse (IC) 8 King (IC) 7
Querciagrossa (A) 8 Kulin (IC) 6
GIRLS Torres (IC) 8 C. Kruse (A) 6
BOYS BASKETBALL Fritz (C) 7 D. Kruse (A) 5
BASKETBALL TEAM D. Kruse (A) 7 Rinke (A) 5 Wrestling Team
J. Morse (IC) 5
Rinke (A)
Moore (IC)
7 Rojas (IC) 5 Standings
STANDINGS Powell (A) 6 Ferrante (A) 5 Imlay Citys Bruce Bollini is pressured by a
Blue Water Area Conference Hausmann (A) 6 Powell (A) 4 Team League Overall Richmond foe in Fridays BWAC encounter.
Blue Water Area Conference Team League Overall Rickman (C) 6 Torres (IC) 4 Imlay City 5-2 17-13
Team League Overall
Almont 7-1 10-3
Almont 4-5 7-7
Imlay City 4-5 5-9
B. Lee (C)
Sullivan (A)
Hernandez (IC)
Pagano (A)
Capac 1-6 15-22
Almont 1-6 6-20 Stuns: Spartans defeat
Bowling Blue Devils in BWAC
Stuns page 1-B (seven, featuring a trey),
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Mens High Series
Rich Cowell, 246
Rich Cowell, 637
Womens High Series
Team High Series
Karen Irvine, 573
Yahoos, 1495
Mens High Game
Mens High Series
Frank Choate, 223
Frank Choate, 646 of a 67-55 triumph.
Curtis Homer (five),
Travis Gould and Riley
Womens High Game Sharon Showler, 199 Womens High Game Debbie Grahm, 201 Griffin Schirmer Bertram (three each)
Magic Eight
Womens High Series Cindy Hummel, 493 Womens High Series Debbie Grahm, 547 proved Imlay Citys tough- plus Reid Bannister and
1st Place: Schlaud Trucking Early Thursday
Team High Series Ridge Runners, 2067 Team High Series Stuff Happens, 2001 est player to contain. Jordan Lesniak (two
Mens High Game Brett Sevon, 279 1st Place: Castaways
Mens High Series Aaron Ritzman, 697 Womens High Game Michelle Sharp, 231 Schirmer hit for 25 points, apiece).
Team High Series Ritzman Floor Early Birds Womens High Series Michelle Sharp, 608 Monday Niters draining a trifecta along Chase Churchill led
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Boys Basketball

Capac gives
Cros-Lex a
BWAC loss 19-16 at the halftime break.
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor When play resumed,
Capac fought back with an
CAPAC Capac sent 18-15 third quarter edge.
visiting Cros-Lex down to That left the Chiefs holding
a 56-44 defeat in a a 37-31 lead with 24 min-
Blue Water Area utes gone.
Conference varsity boys Capac then outscored
basketball contest last Cros-Lex 19-13 the rest of
Friday night. the way, leaving with a
With the outcome, 56-44 win to their credit.

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Capac moves to 4-9 overall Andrew Sams led
and 2-6 when they square Capac that evening. He
off versus BWAC adversar- finished with 24 points,
ies. including a trifecta. He was
In Fridays contest, backed by Trevor Boers
Chase Kapron, of Almont, drives to the basket in his teams win against Armada last week. Capac forged a 12-6 advan- (15 points), Jacob Parski
tage after one quarter was (nine, featuring a trey),

Almont nets victory versus Armada

over with. Jacob Witt (four) plus
The next quarter saw Jimmy Schroeder and
Cros-Lex outscore Capac Jordan Hellmuth (two
10-7, closing the gap to apiece).
By Kevin Kissane and 6-1. Armada slips to resumed, Armada bounced trey) and Chase Kapron
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

5-7 an 3-4.
In Tuesdays game,
Almont took a 14-7 advan-
back with a 16-13 third
quarter edge. That trimmed
their deficit to 43-28 at the
(10) led Almont with dou-
ble digit point outputs.
They were backed by Drew Dryden falls 40-38
to Peck on the road
registered a 60-41 triumph tage after one quarter was time. Revoldt (nine points), Zach
against visiting Armada in over with. Almont then outscored Revoldt (seven, with a tri-
a Blue Water Area The second quarter saw Armada 17-13 the rest of ple), Cade Tank (six,
Conference varsity boys Almont net 16 points and the way, putting the finish- including a trifecta), Eric
basketball game on Armada manage five, push- ing touches on a 60-41 win. Conn (two) and Kevin By Kevin Kissane mulated 14 points and
Tuesday, January 31. ing their lead to 30-12 at Ethan Hall (15, includ- Heim (one). Dryden none, good for a
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
With the outcome, the halftime break. ing a pair of trifectas), Adam Job topped 20-4 lead at the halftime
Almont improves to 9-3 When the action Austin Watt (10, featuring a Armada with 13 points. DRYDEN Dryden break.
wound up two points short When play resumed,
when the clock zeroed out Dryden bounced back

Imlay gives Algonac a 68-40 loss for the final time, drop-
ping a 40-38 road verdict
to Peck in a North Central
Thumb League varsity
with a 15-13 third quarter
edge. That closed the gap
to 33-19 with 24 minutes
IMLAY CITY pull away. Thanks to a boys basketball confron- Dryden then outscored
Imlay City rolled to a con- 16-13 third quarter edge, tation on Tuesday, January Peck 19-7 the rest of the
vincing 68-40 victory over the Spartans went up 52-23 31. way, only to fall by a nar-
visiting Algonac in a Blue with 24 minutes gone. With the result, row 40-38 count.
Water Area Conference Algonac then outscored Dryden slips to 10-2 and John DelCampo (11)
varsity boys basketball Imlay City 17-16 from that 7-1. and Jared Czape (10) led
meeting on Tuesday, point on, only to drop a In Tuesdays confron- Dryden with double digit
January 31. 68-40 verdict. tation, Peck grabbed a 6-4 point totals. They were
With the decision, Travis Gould collected edge after one quarter was backed by Justin Knox
Imlay City goes to 6-6 and 16 points plus Griffin done. (nine points, including
5-2. Algonac slips to 2-11 Schirmer and Noah The second quarter two trifectas), Evan Pocius
and 1-6. Galbraith supplied 10 each would belong to Peck. It (a pair of treys) and Sam
In Tuesdays meeting, to lead Imlay City. The was there the Pirates accu- Peyerk (two).
Imlay City bolted out to a Spartans also received
19-3 advantage after one points courtesy of Curtis

Athlete of the Week

quarter was over with. Homer (seven), Jordan
Quarter two saw Imlay Lesniak (six), David Hart
Photo by Kevin Kissane

City add 17 points to their and Jose Bartolomei Castro

total, while holding (five each), Mitch Allen
Algonac to seven. That left (four), Bruce Bollini
Imlay City with a 36-10 (three) and Reid Bannister
halftime lead to protect. (two).
When play resumed, Nick Folkerts paced Imlay Citys David Hart protects the ball from a
Imlay City continued to Algonac with 12 points. court counterpart in BWAC play last week.

Capac falls on road to Richmond

By Kevin Kissane Richmond raises its mark time break. to secure a 57-48 victory.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor to 11-1 and 6-0. Capac When play resumed, Trevor Boers hit for 22
drops to 3-9 and 1-6. Richmond picked up where points and Jimmy
CAPAC Capac put In Tuesdays battle, it left off. Aided by a Schroeder finished with 10,
host Richmond to the test, Capac jumped out to a 15-8 12-6 third quarter edge, the including a pair of trifectas, Imlay City sophomore Capac senior Anthony
only to drop a 57-48 verdict lead after one quarter was Blue Devils grabbed a to lead Capac. The remain- Wesley Hampton won Trudo claimed the 130-
in a Blue Water Area done. 34-30 lead with 24 minutes ing Chief points went to the 125-pound weight pound weight class title
Conference varsity boys Richmond then coun- gone. Andrew Sams (nine, featur- class Saturday at the Saturday at the BWAC
basketball battle on tered with a 14-9 second Richmond then out- ing a trey), Jordan Hellmuth BWAC Tournament. Tournament.
Tuesday, January 31. quarter advantage, closing scored Capac 23-18 from (four), Jacob Witt (two) For his effort, For his effort, Trudo
With the outcome, the gap to 24-22 at the half- that point on, good enough and Jacob Parski (one). Hampton shares our shares our Boys Athlete
Boys Athlete of the of the Week honor.
Week honor.

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The purpose of the hearing is to
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Complaint for Foreclosure of Land
Contract or take such other action as
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC receive public comments on proposed This notice is published pursu- days after the last date of publication
HEARING - ZONING amendments to the following sections ant to the requirements of Michigan of this Order to Answer. Failure to so
of the Attica Township Zoning Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended. do will result in a judgment by default
Ordinance: Nancy Herpolsheimer being entered against the Defendant. Accounting & Heating &

Section 2.2 Access Property
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Attica Township Clerk
The land in issue in this action is
described as: A PARCEL OF LAND Tax Preparation Cooling
COMMISSION A complete copy of the pro- IN AND BEING PART OF THE
Notice is hereby given that the posed amendment language may be CITY OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
Commercial & Residential

Attica Township Planning examined at the Attica Township Hall, SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 31,
Commission will hold a public hear- Mondays through Fridays, except IMLAY CITY T8N, R12E, GOODLAND
ing on Thursday, February 23, 2017 holidays, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. BIDS WANTED TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY,
beginning at 7:00 p.m., or as soon Written comments may be sent The City of Imlay City is seek- MICHIGAN, PARTICULARLY
thereafter as the agenda allows, at the to the Planning Commission, at the ing bids for the sale of a 2010 Dodge DESCRIBED AS: BEGINNING AT 122 W. Washington, Downtown Romeo HEATING & COOLING SPECIALISTS
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Charger. Bid proposal forms may be A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF Saturday & 586-752-2682
obtained at City Hall, 150 N. Main SAID SECTION 31, DISTANT N 0 Evenings By Appt. Yale Location 810-387-4452

Street, Imlay City, MI 48444. DEG 21 00 E 508.85 FT FROM ITS
Completed and sealed bid forms SOUTHWEST CORNER; THENCE
clearly marked Police Vehicle Bid EXTENDING N 0 DEG 21 00 E
Snow Plowing
must be submitted to City Hall no 501.49 FT, THENCE S 89 DEG 29
later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 48 E 882.41 FT; THENCE S 0
Notice of Special Land Use Public Hearing February 15, 2017. To make arrange- DEG 01 46 E 493.81 FT; THENCE
Attica Township Planning Commission
ments to examine the vehicle, please
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the AtticaPlanning
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Commission any or all bids, to waive any irregu- 1098 N. Summers Road, Imlay City, ESTIMATES C ustom Lawn Care
will hold a public
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2017, beginning
Townshipat Hall, 4350
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on Thursday,
2017, beginning
MI 48412.
at 7:00
The purpose
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A complete copy of the revised site plan may be reviewed at the Attica LAPEER NOTICE OF PUBLIC
A complete copy of the revised site plan may be reviewed at the Attica Township Hall, MondayRiccardo Bongiorno and HEARING
Township Hall, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon,

M bil
Friday posted
from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, except posted holidays. The Village of Almont Planning
holidays. Ann Bongiorno, Plaintiffs Commission shall hold a public hear- Parts and Service
File No. l7-050502 CH ing at 7:30 p.m. on February 23, 2017 AUTOMOTIVE
Written comments may be sent to the attention of the Attica Township
comments may be sent to the attention of the Attica Township Planning
Commission at the Township Hall address above. Oral com- Ronald
Commission Dodd, Defendant at the Almont Village Hall at 817 N.
at the Township Hallbeaddress above. the
comments will be taken during the public hearing.
There is no other pending or Main Street. The Planning
ments will taken during hearing. BRAKES
resolved civil action arising out of the Commission will be considering the
transaction or occurrence alleged in following: AIR CONDITIONING
This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of the Michigan MUFFLERS TUNE-UPS
This notice is published Item 1:
Zoning Enablingpursuant to Act
Act, Public the requirements
Number 110 ofof 2006,
the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act,
as amended. the complaint.
John L. Lengemann P 16553 A proposed text amendment to
Public Act Number 110 of 2006, as amended. COOLING SYSTEMS
Morrice, Lengemann & Miller P.C. the Village of Almont Zoning
Nancy Herpolsheimer EXHAUST SHOCKS
Attorney for Plaintiffs Ordnance to add a Planned Unit
Attica Township Clerk
202 East Third Street Development (PUD) zoning classifi- ELECTRICAL
Imlay City, MI 48444 cation to the list of zoning districts. COMPUTER ANALYSIS
Nancy Herpolsheimer Initiated by the Village of
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in the Courthouse for the Village of Almont Planning
11100 DUNNIGAN ROAD (M-21)
40th Judicial Circuit Commission, 817 N. Main Street,
Almont, MI 48003. All comments
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February 23, 2017. A copy of the draft
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07, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. (BOR) under MCL 211.29 1st TUESDAY AFTER ute and court rule; Planning Consultant, Scott E. Kree at
IT IS ORDERED that the Rowe Professional Services Company
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MARCH Defendant, Ronald Dodd, shall file at (800) 837-9131.
with this Court an answer to the 6-1
DAY IN MARCH per MCL 211.30.

MARCH 13, 2017 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
MARCH 14, 2017 9:00 A.M. to NOON and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Custom Building & Remodeling
Additions Kitchens Bath Farm House
The Board of Review will hold as many meetings as deemed necessary to
hear questions, protests, and to equal the 2017 assessments. All residents
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Renovations Siding Decks Windows
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Township Planning Planning
will hold a public
For APPOINTMENTS: Please call, mail or fax for your appointment no
later than Noon on March 14, 2017.
hearing on will hold a public
Thursday, Februaryhearing
23, on Thursday,
2017 beginning February
at 7:00 23, 2017
p.m. at thebeginning
7:00 p.m. at the Attica Township Hall, 4350 Peppermill Road, Attica, MI
Township See all these business directory
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Wednesday 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. or Friday 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M commentsposed on a proposed conditional rezoning
AG from AG Agricultural to I-1Industrial
Light Industrial on
conditional rezoning from Agricultural to I-1 Light
The assessor will forward the L-4035 Form to be completely filled out by the following described
on the property:
following described property:
you. Make sure you complete line #1 (estimated true cash value) and line
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POVERTY & the 100% DISABILITY VETERANS (needs to be done

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2998 Walker Road

Theinproperty inisquestion
locatedisatlocated at the northwest
corner ofcorner of EastRoadSutton
The property question the northwest East Sutton
Road and Walker Road and is the current location of Eastin Machine Shop
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIERS Road and is the current location of Eastin Machine Shop Dryden Mold Service. A complete
and Walker
Located Between Imlay City
Dryden Mold Service. A complete listing along with a location map of
Agricutural 49.92% 1.0016 listing along with a location map of the property proposed for conditional rezoning may be and Almont on M-53
the property proposed for conditional rezoning may be examined at the TODD'S GLASS

Commerical 43.52% 1.1488 examined Attica

at theTownship
Attica Township Hall, Mondays
Fridays,Fridays, except holidays,
from from 9
Industrial 42.40% 1.1792 a.m. until 12 noon.
9 a.m.
Hall, Mondays
until 12 noon.
except holidays,
MIRRORS & MORE 3620 Van Dyke Almont, MI
Residential 48.56% 1.0296
Commercial Personal 50.00% 1.0000 Frame & Frameless Shower Enclosures
Written comments
Written comments may be sent maytobe
thesent to the Commission,
Planning Planning Commission, at theabove,
at the address ad- prior to Custom Mirrors Replacement Windows
Industrial Personal 50.00% 1.0000
Utility Personal 50.00% 1.0000
dress above, prior to the hearing. Verbal comments
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Capac sixth at BWAC event (624.32).

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Morgan Woods, Hunter
Smith, Cassidy Tullio,
TRI-CITY AREA Karly Klug, Katelyn
The Capac, Imlay City and DeMink and Alaina
Almont Competitive Cheer Pawlowski competed for
teams generated respective Capac.
showings of sixth, seventh Makenna Schocke,
and eighth at a Blue Water Hollie Rager, Gina Abbott,
Area Conference Samantha Giovannangeli,
Competition last Jade Rivera, Vicki
Wednesday. McTaggart, Alexia
Cros-Lex is where the Bernardi, McKinzie
action unfolded. Winget represented Imlay
Richmonds total of City.
768.46 points paced the Jayme Hein, Miranda
field assembled. They were Buerhle, Jaclyn Buerhle,
followed by Algonac Shianne Calkins, Autumn
(730.06 points), Armada Kwierant, Rachell Sarles,
(713.2), Cros-Lex (709.78), Alexis Soave, Ashley
Yale (668.78), Capac Kroll, Sara Ranucci
(657.4), Imlay City appeared on Almonts ros-
(633.58) and Almont ter.

Photo provided
Photo provided
Joe Liblong signs his letter of intent to play
The Capac cheer team performs last soccer at Aquinas College as mom Amy (front
Wednesday at a BWAC Competition. right) and back (L to R) grandfather John
Liblong, brother Nathan Liblong, dad Troy
Liblong and coach Ken Kunz look on.

Liblong set to play

soccer at Aquinas
By Kevin Kissane Conference and All-District
Tri-City Times Sports Editor accolades this fall.
The four-year varsity
ALMONT Almont player also was an All-
goalkeeper Joe Liblong District selection during his
inked a pact to become a sophomore and junior cam-
part of the Aquinas College paigns.
mens soccer team recently. His team took second
He is coming off a in district action in his
senior campaign which saw time with Almonts squad,
him post a 7-6 record in net that coming in 2014 and
for Almont. That included 2015.
Photo provided

five triumphs via the shut- Liblong was also

Photo provided

out route. recruited by the University

Those numbers helped of Michigan Dearborn,
Members of the Almont squad perform last Liblong, a captain on this Siena Heights, Saginaw
Wednesday at the BWAC Competition. Cros- Imlay Citys squad looks to impress the judges years squad, earn All- Valley State University and
Lex High School hosted the eight-team event. last Wednesday at the BWAC Competition. Blue Water Area Rochester College.


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