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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Prescribed horror
143rd Volume - Issue No. 8

in disguise
Dryden Vets building
refurbished after fire
By Tom Wearing
Tri-City Times Staff Writer
DRYDEN It took nearly a year to com-
plete, but the DrydenVets Hall at 4223 Mill Rd.
has undergone a complete transformation and is
again open for meetings and public gatherings.
The future of the hall looked bleak following
a Feb. 11. 2016 fire that caused significant fire,
smoke and water damage to both levels of the
This week, several members met at the newly

Photo provided
renovated building to fraternize and discuss plans
for the organizations future.
Dryden Vets member Spencer Kent said the
total renovation costs amounted to nearly John Topies battle with prescribed medication leads him to sentencing for crime on March 6th.
$350,000, all of which was covered by the orga-

Fentanyl's grip on John Topie wouldn't let go, his life unraveled
nizations insurance carrier.
The insurance company was great with us,
said Kent. It was a big project and they really
came through.
He also acknowledged the workmanship of Editors note: In January, 2017, In the 37 into being the best player they could
Montgomery and Sons of Lake Orion, who were Attica Twp. resident John Topie years Ive known be. And teaching them to win. John
hired to do the renovation. stood before Lapeer County Circuit John, I never liked to win, and he expected to win.
The restoration project included: roof repairs, Court Judge Nick Holowka and expected to see John deeply appreciates sports, all
new flooring, new cable televisions and painting entered a guilty plea to one count of him this way... kinds of sports. He excelled as a high
on the buildings upper level; along with new armed robbery. In June of 2015, the and surely not school athlete in baseball, basketball
67-year-old walked into the Baldwin behind bars. After and football. Some told me he was
Blessing page 11-A Road Pharmacy and demanded the all, our newspaper the very best left-hander Imlay City
painkilling drug Fentanyl. Six days has covered his schools has ever seen. He was fast
later, he turned himself into police induction into the and had an unmatched will to com-
and was formally charged. Topie, a By Randy Michigan Coaches pete.
retired teacher and coaching hall of Jorgensen High School As- John was also a good husband,
famer, will be sentenced before Judge sociations Hall father and community member. He
Holowka on Monday, March 6 at 3 of Fame. Weve belonged to the Imlay City Chamber
p.m. Until then, he remains in custody covered all his games in both Imlay of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and
in the Lapeer County Jail. City and Capac. Hes won over 400 volunteered for many youth activities.

games as a basketball coach, numer- But that was another time.
hough its June of 2015, the ous league and district titles and nine Face to face in jail...
lighting inside of the Lapeer times his teams have reached the So there I sit in the county jail,
Photo by Tom Wearing

County Jail makes it difficult regional finals. Sure weve covered looking at John through reinforced
to discern whether its summer or him, he gave us a lot to cover. He is glass, a phone in hand. It is as if the
winter. Behind the thick glass sits also a friend. two of us are in different worlds, I
John Topie wearing the slightly faded John was an outstanding coach- cant begin to understand his.
and customary orange jailhouse shirt. tough, demanding, and relentless on How you doing? I ask, knowing
Phil Blair and Spencer Kent share conver- Under the shirt is a tattered, dirty his athletes, both boys and girls. He full well it isnt the brightest ques-
sation in refurbished Dryden Vets Hall. insulated undershirt. John looks as wasnt trying to be the players best
worn as the clothes on his back. friend, he was trying to mold them Horror page 14-A

Goodland ZBA to again tackle

request from water authority
Detroit authority requests variance for chlorine booster station
Photo by Maria Brown

By Maria Brown acre lot at Blacks Corners ment from the GLWA, for-
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor and Bowers roads. merly known as Detroit
At last weeks meeting, Water and Sewerage, the
GOODLAND TWP. held on Feb. 16, the ZBA utility is looking to build

Healthy roar! Thursday will mark members voted to table the two chlorine booster sta- The Great Lakes Water Authority maintains a
round two between the matter, said Goodland tions along the 72-inch facility on Wheeling Road in Imlay Township
Zoning Board of Appeals Supervisor Ron Cischke. diameter water transmis- and is looking to build a chlorine booster sta-
Detroit Lions players, and Great Lakes Water The GLWA is due to sion main that runs parallel
Dryden students meet, tion in Goodland Township.
Authority. bring new drawings for the to Bowers Road in Lapeer
...see page 15-A Tomorrow night the 24 foot square structure to Countyone each in Karegnondi Water
townships ZBA will meet tomorrows meeting which Goodland and Mayfield Authority. If, in the future, service to
for the second time in one begins at 7 p.m. at the townships. The water main that the City of Flint and
week to consider a request township hall. They are Officials say the need runs along Bowers Road Genesee County is termi-
TRI-CITY from the GLWA for a vari- requesting a variance from
Goodlands requirements
for the booster stations is
due to the city of Flints
provides treated water to nated, the age of the water
would increase, officials
ance that would allow Imlay City, Mayfield
TIMES them to build a chlorine
booster station on a half-
for lot size and setbacks.
According to a state-
anticipated switch from
GLWA service to the
Township, Lapeer, Flint
and Genesee County. Water page 14-A
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Licensed rehabilitator to speak at
FACEBOOK library in Imlay City on March 1st By Catherine Minolli Licensed Wildlife
Tri-City Times Editor Rehabilitator Holly Hadac
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IMLAY CITY wildlife rehabilitation at
Have you or someone you the Ruth Hughes Library
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The Tri-City Times wild animal and wished Visitors will learn
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recycled paper How about babies wan- ongoing education require-
dering around crying with- ments, which wild animals
out their mother? may work best at your
If youre interested in
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learning more about wild- what the associated costs
Licensed wildlife reha- life rehabilitation, dont are, and more.
bilitator Holly Hadac miss the March 1st meeting
will speak at library on of the Imlay Conversation Fawns being rehabilitated at the Troy Nature
March 1. Salon. Wild page 14-A Center.


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Driver flees from police,

chase ends in muddy field
27-year-old Leonard man facing multiple charges
By Tom Wearing Orlando at pursuit covered more than
Tri-City Times Staff Writer around 30 miles of local roadways.
7:30 p.m. In an effort to slow the
LAPEERCOUNTY in the park- vehicle, police placed spike
The man who led local ing lot of strips at two intersections
police on a long and wind- Campbells and were successful in
ing chase through the Imlay L o c a l deflating two of the sus-
City area Tuesday, Feb. 14, Harvest on pects tires.
has been arraigned on mul- N. Van Andrew Orlando, however, con-
tiple criminal charges. Dyke Rd., Orlando tinued driving on the flat
The Lapeer County in response tires and rims.
Sheriffs Office reports to a possible assault and When Orlando doubled

Photo provided
that Andrew Orlando, 27, stalking of an Imlay City back to Van Dyke, he drove
of Leonard is facing charg- woman. south through Imlay City,
es of fleeing and eluding When police arrived at switching lanes and endan-
3rd degree, assault with a the scene, they found a gering other drivers, Howe
Mark Marentette, Jacek Klebba, Franklin Ludwig, Aurora Judd and (front) dangerous weapon, MDOP 28-year-old female locked said.
James Flanigan, Jr. with funds collected for Juvenile Diabetes research. to police property includ- in her vehicle, along with The suspects luck ran

School spirit, generosity

ing damage to Sheriffs Orlando, who is reported to out when he turned onto
Dept. and Michigan State have to been an acquain- Reek Rd., where he lost
Police vehicles, two counts tance of the woman some control of his vehicle and
of assaulting police offi- time ago. went into a cornfield, get-

mesh for ICCS students

cers, and habitual offend- While attempting to ting stuck in the mud.
er-2. gather information from When encountered by
Orlando was arraigned the two parties, police said police, Orlando at first
in the 71-D District Court the suspect became aggres- refused to exit his vehicle.
in Lapeer on Wednesday, sive and fled in a 2006 Upon removing him
pajamas and brought in
Kids raise money for Juvenile pennies to place in a large
Feb. 15.
Bond was set at
Ford F-350, with Imlay
City police in pursuit.
from the truck, Howe said
the suspect continued to
jar dedicated to the cause.
Diabetes research and cure On Tuesday, said
$250,000 (cash or surety)
on the newly issued crimi-
Lapeer County
Undersheriff Jeremy Howe
resist and became physi-
cally confrontational.
dress themselves in cloth- Hibbler, students wore nal charges. estimated the time of the At that point, Sheriffs
By Tom Wearing neon colors and brought in
Tri-City Times Staff Writer ing consistent with the In addition, Orlando is pursuit to have been 30-35 deputies deployed a taser,
days theme. nickels, and so on through- subject to a $10,000 (cash minutes, as local police allowing officers an oppor-
IMLAYCITY They were also encour- out the week. or surety) bond on an unre- departments, Michigan tunity to take Orlando into
Imlay City Christian School aged to contribute coins on The collection culmi- lated criminal bench war- State Police and Sheriffs custody at around 8:22
students recently displayed a daily basis, with the accu- nated on Friday, which also rant for a narcotics viola- deputies followed the sus- p.m.
their school spirit, while mulated funds going to happened to be Crusader tion in Almont Township. pects vehicle which trav- He was transported to
simultaneously raising Juvenile Diabetes research. Day at the school. Imlay City police were eled at various speeds, top- the Lapeer County Jail to
money to fight Juvenile For example, Christian On that day, students the first to encounter ping out at 90 mph. The await his arraignment.
Diabetes. School Principal Karen were allowed to bring in

Hall sentenced in co-workers death

In conjunction with Hibbler explained that on bills and coins to be added
Spirit Week at the school, Monday during Spirit to the jar.
students were asked to Week, the students wore We started with the
one jar and the goal of fill- By Maria Brown of Port Huron, in January both employed with Rubber
ing it by Friday, Hibbler Tri-City Times Assistant Editor 2016. Harveys body was Enterprises in Imlay City.
said. However, by Friday found in a burned vehicle Hall received his sen-
the first jar overflowed into LAPEER Andrew in Arcadia Township. tence on February 13 in
a second jar. Hall will spend 17 to 40 Hall was charged with Judge Nick Holowkas
Given the large bounty years in prison for the mur- first degree homicide. courtroom. He was taken
collected, Hibbler acknowl- der of his one-time co- Before the matter proceed- into custody on the day
edged that the generosity of worker. ed to trial, a plea resolution Harveys body was found
students and staff had far The 22 year-old North of second degree homicide and held at the Lapeer
exceeded expectations. Branch man was accused was entered. County Jail on a $1 million
All the money collect- of killing Miguel Harvey, Hall and Harvey were bond until sentencing.
ed will be donated to JDRF
(Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation) to
fund research to help find a
cure for Type I diabetes,
said Hibbler.
Photo provided

Hibbler asked that any-

one still wishing to make a
donation to contact the
Collection jars used by students at Imlay City school office at 810-724-
Christian School to raise funds for research. 5695.

Community Reading Night on

tap in downtown Imlay City
Elementary students, staff host second annual event
By Maria Brown Imlay City. Last years inaugural
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. event was a success that
students and their families drew hundreds of residents
IMLAY CITY will pop into participating to the downtown area.
What could be better than a businesses to hear a book Business owners whod
good book and a nice walk reading or take part in a like to participate are asked
through the community simple activity. to contact the Downtown
you call home? Some business owners Development Authority at
Once again, Imlay City choose to take part by being 724-1361.
Schools Weston and a guest reader while others Look for more infor-
Borland elementaries will opt to open their doors and mation about the
host their Second Annual host a teacher from Weston Community Reading Night
Community Reading Night or Borland who takes on in future editions of the Tri- Imlay City Christian School invites you to join us for an evening of
on March 2 in downtown that responsibility. City Times.
HOMEMADE Soups, Salad, Bread & Desserts

Woman charged with assault Our school is a non-profit school that educates students from Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade. We are on a
mission to grow in 2017! Help us to raise the next generation of Christian leaders. Come and be part of something
special and fellowship with others while tasting what we call the best SOUP on a MISSION! There will be
By Maria Brown allegedly made threatening other agencies during the something there to meet all taste buds and it will be fun for all ages.
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor statements toward police. ordeal. All were enroute We are also raffling off HANDMADE POTTERY BOWLS sculpted by the Imlay City Christian School students.
The officers conversed with when the woman surren-
ATTICA TWP. the woman from outside dered.
Police were able to diffuse the home for close to 45 The suspect has been SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10
what could have been a minutes before she charged with felonious We accept cash, check or credit cards
serious incident on Friday slammed the door closed. assault as a result of point-
afternoon in the 5000 block The officers entered the ing the firearm at the depu-
of Belle River Rd. home and located the ties. If you are unable to attend the fundraiser but would still like to make a
According to Lapeer woman in her kitchen. At I just want to say donation please contact Imlay City Christian School at 810-724-5695
County Undersheriff that point, she spun around how proud I was of the
Jeremy Howe, Sgt. Joe and pointed a pistol at deputies in trying to de-
Nesbit and Deputy David them. escalate the situation as Join the MISSION #ICCS_Crusader or at
Barrett arrived at the resi- Nesbit and Barrett took well as showing incredible
dence around 3:30 p.m. to a tactical stance outside the restraint,Howe said. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to
serve a mental health peti- home, ordering her to drop Anytime our deputies
tion to a 56 year-old female. the weapon. Nearly 15 min- have to pick someone up on Imlay City Christian Reformed Church for hosting our event
Lapeer County Community utes later she too emerged a mental health petition, the
Mental Health obtained a from the home, without the situation can be very unsta-
court order to have the
woman hospitalized but she
gun, and surrendered to
ble and can deteriorate
quickly. The deputies defi-
NOW ACCEPTING 2017-18 enrollment
was not compliant.
Howe said the subject
The officers
requested assistance from
had nitely handled a situation
that we all can learn from. applications for NEW STUDENTS!

High school artists earn

tablets and grant funds
By Tom Wearing es of art were submitted for Instructor Lisa Wright will
Tri-City Times Staff Writer judging from Michigan receive $300 grants for
high schools, he said. each winning student.
ALMONT Almont There were only 50 Woelkers said the grant
High School Principal Tim winners and four of them money will be used in
Woelkers has announced are from Almont High Wrights classroom to fur-
that yet more honors are School. ther benefit the high
being bestowed on young Those art students schools art program.
artists at the school. include: Isabelle Bourque, Schools Supt. Dr.
Our art program has Grace Zimmerman, William Kalmar also
again taken top awards at a Amanda Smit and Danielle applauded the students
statewide art competition, White. efforts and Wrights award-
said Woelkers. As a result of the stu- winning art program.
Woelkers was referring dents accomplishments, Once again, congratu-

Photo provided
to the recent Meemic Meemic will award each of lations to our students,
Foundation art competition the students with a certifi- said Kalmar, and to
which provided grant cate and a free Amazon Ms.Wright for her instruc-
money to top high school tablet. tion and for connecting our Danielle White, Isabelle Bourque, and Grace Zimmerman earned tablets
artists across the state. As further reward, students to these competi- and cash for the Almont High School art program, as did Amanda Smit,
More than 1,200 piec- Almont High School Art tions. who is not pictured.

Passport Day at Imlay City Post Office this weekend

Event runs from 10-2 on Sunday They cannot be used for air
citizenship or a consular
record of birth, along with a
will be accepted for pay-
ment. Both the passport and
port booklets are $120 (up
to 16 yrs.) and $150 (16
By Maria Brown for passport booklets and Applicants born within drivers license or state i.d. processing fees must be and older). Passport card
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor cards. Photo services will the United States must No photocopied or collected at the time of fees are $55 (up to 16 yrs.)
also be offered that day. present a certified copy of notarized copies of docu- application but those fees and $70 (16 and older.)
IMLAY CITY The Passport booklets are their birth certificate and ments can be accepted. are paid separatelythe No appointments are
Post Office invites travelers valid for travel via air, sea their drivers license or state Original documents must passport fee is payable to needed. The post office is
to take part in a Passport or land. Passport cards are i.d. be submitted with the appli- the Department of State located at 310 E. Third
Day slated for this Sunday, valid for land and sea cross- Applicants born outside cation. Originals will be and the processing and pic- Street.
February 26 from 10 a.m. ings between the U.S. and of the county must submit a returned with completed ture fee is payable to the For more information
to 2 p.m. The event offers Canada, Mexico, Bermuda previous U.S. passport, cer- passports. Postmaster USPS. about the Passport Day, call
residents a chance to apply and the Caribbean only. tificate of naturalization or Only cash or checks The total costs for pass- 724-7545.

Police and fire briefs... 4-H Council auction this Sat.

Editors note: The following is a wheel. She was found to be intoxi- location of the I-69 rest area. Deputies ST. CLAIR COUNTY The Annual 4-H
compilation of activity and reports cated. determined that children were play- Council Auction will take place this Saturday, Feb. 25
from area police and fire depart- The driver was lodged at the ing with the pay phone at that loca- at the Goodells County Parks Community Building.
ments. Lapeer County Jail and her vehicle tion.
was impounded. One day prior, on Feb. 18, Central Doors open at 9 a.m. with both the live and silent
Intoxicated driver arrested Dispatch received calls from an auctions starting at 10 a.m. Items up for grabs include
collectibles, handmade items, gift certificates, gift
911 hang ups reported address in the 700 block of Candy
baskets and more.
ALMONT TWP. Officer Lane in Attica Twp. Dispatchers
Michael Ryan was dispatched to ATTICA TWP. The Lapeer eventually spoke to a 13 year-old girl Concessions will be available for purchase.
Glover Rd. near Dryden Rd. on Feb. County Sheriffs Department handled on the other end of the line but she Proceeds will be used by the 4-H Council to sup-
18 after someone called to report a multiple 911 hang up calls within the was uncooperative and would not port local 4-H events, workshops, scholarships and
vehicle off the road. last week. confirm an address. program resources.
Officer Ryan arrived on scene to On February 19, calls were com- Deputies checked the area and Donations are still being accepted. For more infor-
find the vehicle with the driver, a 20 ing into Central Dispatch from the spoke to neighbors but were unable mation, contact Lori Warchuck at (810) 989-6935.
year-old female, sleeping behind the 1800 block of Five Lakes Road, the to locate the subject.


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Banner flies high

at Ed Tech Center
School recognized with MI HEARTSafe Award
By Maria Brown most effective prevention and a third at the schools
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor of death is the use of CPR entrance, Carson said, and
and automatic external theyve had two drills with-
ATTICA School defibrillators (AEDs), in the last year.

Photo by Maria Brown

banners hang proudly in the Humes said in his presenta- Im excited and kind
Lapeer County Ed Tech tion. of proud to receive this
Center, representing the This is how you save award. This is why we do
hundreds of students from lives. the training and drills,
five districts who are pre- At present, the Ed Tech Carson said.
paring for bright futures Center is the only school in Were ready to use our Dr. Richard Humes presents a MI HEARTSafe School Award banner to
ahead. Lapeer County to hold the AEDs if needed but, at the Bridget Carson, Lapeer County Ed Techs school nurse on Friday. The
A new, different ban- MI HEARTSafe School same time, we hope it Center is the only school in Lapeer County to receive the designation
nerthis one without designation. doesnt happen. from the state.
school colors or mascots Accepting the award on The Center is home to Humes said that the recalls. Michigan Department of
has earned its place in the behalf of the Center was 21 career and technical Alliance, which consists of We decided that our Community Health,
school too. It serves as tes- school nurse, Bridget education programs along health professionals and next task was to recognize Michigan Department of
timony to the fact that those Carson. To obtain this des- with a center-based special lay people, started their schools that had AEDs, he Education and American
students (and their hearts) ignation, Carson had to file education program. efforts several years ago by said. Heart Association.
are in good hands. paperwork showing that Humes said that having helping to rewrite the Its currently not man- Hopefully this pro-
On Friday, the Ed Tech regular AED drills were AEDs in schools, along states standard sports dated by the state that all gram can do some good
Center and its staff was for- being performed yearly and with trained staff, is intend- physical form. The form, schools have AEDS but and get everyone thinking
mally recognized as a MI give proof that the centers ed for the safety of students more than 30 years-old at health professionals know about sudden cardiac death
HEARTSafe School by the three machines were being but, more often than not, that time, focused more how critical the devices can and ways it can be pre-
Michigan Alliance for maintained by professional the life-saving device is on communicable diseases be for rendering immediate vented, Humes said.
Prevention of Sudden technicians. The school has often needed for adults than heart health, Humes aid to someone suffering According to the
Cardiac Death of the Young satisfied other criteria too, often school staff or family said. Fortunately, the cardiac arrest. Michigan Department of
(MAP-SCDY). Presenting including the creation of a members of students visit- American Heart As a group we asked Community Health, sudden
the award was the awards written medical emergency ing the school premises. Association had just how can we encourage cardiac death claims the
founder, Dr. Richards response plan, having a Humes is a pediatric published new guidelines people to get into this? lives of more than 300
Humes, who thanked staff designated medical emer- cardiologist and chief of for student athletes and Humes said. Michigan children and
for their participation in the gency response team and Cardiology at Childrens the Alliance was able to The answer to that young adults between the
program. ensuring at least 10 percent Hospital of Michigan, pro- add those to the screening question was the creation ages of 1-39 years of age
Were trying to do of their staff has current fessor of pediatrics at process. The changes were of the MI HEARTSafe every year and, of those
things to prevent sudden CPR/AED certification. Wayne State University and endorsed by official bodies School program, a joint deaths, 214 occurred in
cardiac emergencies but we The Center owns three one of the founding mem- and approval was given at effort the MAP-SCDY children between the ages
want to prepared and the AEDs, one for each wing bers of the MAP-SCDY. the state level, Humes undertakes with the of 6 and 19 years.

Marshall makes headlines again

Recent Athletic Hall of Fame inductee again nominated for western music award
By Catherine Minolli among the nominees for venues, including the 2015 Music.
Tri-City Times Editor Male Western Vocalist of Almont Homecoming The CD, a compilation
the Year. celebration and at the of Marshalls original mate-
TRI-CITY AREA This is the second year Almont Concerts in the rial, finished third nation-
Almont native Bob in a row Marshall has been Park series. His popu- ally, in the Grammy
Marshall continues to make nominated for the honor, larity exploded on the Amplifier Awards. The
headlines in 2017. having again caught the national scene with the album remained in the
Earlier this month, the attention of western music 2015 release of his CD number two spot on the
1973 Almont High School disc jockeys from the Horses that Run Far Away, national Western Music
graduate was inducted into United States and around which caught the ears of Charts for six months. It
the schools Athletic Hall the world. Western Music DJs. Songs was also among the top 20
of Fame. He earned the Marshall is among five from the CD have been of the Most Played
honor for his exemplary selected for the top male played on more than 200 Western Albums a year
vocalist award, the winner radio stations in 30 coun- later.
Photo provided

of which will be announced tries, and has received Today, Horses That
at the 21st Annual Academy much critical acclaim. A Run Far Away remains
of Western Artists Will feature on Horses That in the 30th spot of the
Rogers Awards Show Run Far Away and a bio on most played Western Cowboy Poet Bob Marshall with plaque com-
scheduled for March 16. Marshall even made its Albums in the U.S., accord- memorating his 2017 induction into the Almont
The event will be held in way into the German publi- ing to the Western Music Athletic Hall of Fame.
the Brown Lupton Ballroom cation Fair Play Country Association.
on the campus of Texas
Christian University in Fort
Worth, Texas.
To be nominated for
this honor, this year, is
especially gratifying,
Marshall says. This past
year has been spent touring
and working on a new
album and when you keep
that kind of busy schedule
some things, like the pro-
A feature on Marshalls motional process, get left
popular CD appeared behind. Its really exciting
in the German publica- for me, that even though I
tion Fair Play Country havent been out there
Music. doing many promotional
events, the Western DJs
performance in Track & and fans havent forgotten
Field competition, where about me.
he specialized in the high Indeed. Locally,
Just a week or so later,
Marshall made a name for
himself as the cowboy 275 Weston Street 810-724-9812
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4CCF grants expand horizons in area

Editors note: The fol- 798-0909. mal care to developmental-
lowing was submitted by
Micaela Boomer, program
associate for Four County
A s part of our mission,
Four County
Community Foundation is
ly-disabled students.
Finally, animals are pro-
cessed by a USDA-
Community Foundation, dedicated to bringing inspected facility and then
which is based in Almont. together human and finan- distributed locally through
For more information visit cial resources to support the Stone Soup Food Bank or call (810) progressive ideas in educa- in Lapeer.
Lapeer KINDs (Kids
in New Directions) mis-
sion is to promote success

Photo provided
ADMISSION for children and families at
PRICES home, school and in the
Friday, February 24, 4:00, 7:00 & 9:15pm
All Seats Are $6.00 community. KIND was
Saturday, February 25, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 & 9:15pm AFTER 6PM formed in 1989 after Seven Ponds Nature Center Naturalist Nancy
Sunday, February 26, 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00pm
Monday, February 27 & Tuesday, February 28, 7:00pm
Adults $8.00
Youngster enjoys tak- Judge Clayton Preisel Kautz brings the centers tall grass prairie to
Children 12
ing part in nature- had an idea that, if kids life for area elementary students.
& under
themed project at with problems in elementa-
Senior Citizens
Seven Ponds. ry school could be helped the Girls STEM Event, and entrance fees to the
PG 55 and older
$6.00 early, they would be less educating middle school parks are covered by Four
Wednesday, February 22 & Thursday, February 23, 6:45pm
Friday, Feb. 24, 3:45, 6:45 & 9:15pm; Saturday, Febr. 25, 1:00, 3:45, 6:45 & 9:15pm Students with tion, health, and communi- likely to end up in probate girls and their parents County Community
Sunday, February 26, 1:00, 3:45 & 6:45pm Student ID
$7.00 ty. Hats off to the follow- court later on. KIND need- about careers in Science, Foundation to provide
Monday, February 27 & Tuesday, February 28, 6:45pm
ing community groups as ed two laptops for case- Technology, Engineering learning experiences out-
Join Our Email Club SAVE $$$ GET COUPONS! each received a grant dur- workers to continue their and Mathematics. side of the classroom.
66120 Van Dyke In the Village Shopping Center
ing the first quarter grant
great work with students in
our service area.
As part of our No
Child Left Indoors initia-
Four County
Community Foundation
4CCF Grants were 21st Century Education tive, 4CCFs ProActive awards community grants
awarded to the Lapeer ISD Grants were given to Committee also awarded four times per year to non-
for Project: Raising HOPE Krause Elementary School grants to Seven Ponds profit organizations serv-
and to Lapeer KIND for in Armada for clay art sup- Nature Center, Stony ing the four corners area of

St. Johns Lutheran Church caseworker laptops.

Project: Raising Hope is a
plies and for field trip
expenses and to Weston
Elementary School for an
Creek Metropark and to
Wolcott Mill Metropark
for field trips for area stu-
Lapeer, Oakland, Macomb,
and St. Clair Counties.
Our next grant deadline is
multi-faceted program,

PANCAKE DINNER providing food to families

in need and educating area
students. First, it provides
ABC carpet for an early
childhood education class-
YAC Kellogg Grants
dents. Transportation costs April 1, 2017.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 agriscience education to

general education students, were awarded to Capac
4 - 6:30 pm developmentally-disabled High School and Dryden
High School for 2017
students, and FFA mem-
Admission: $10 for adults / $5 for children 5-12 years old bers, through the Lapeer Senior All-Night Parties.
Under 5 FREE County Ed-Tech Center. Kellogg grants provide
MENU: Students raise beef, lambs, funding to allow all stu-
Pancakes Blueberry Pancakes pigs, and chickens as part dents to attend a safe,
Eggs Biscuits & Gravy of their education. In addi- event-filled overnight party
tion, second-year students after graduation.
Hash Browns Sausage
act as mentors and pals to A Healthy Senior/
Apple Sauce Coffee Milk
impart knowledge of ani- Healthy Youth Grant was
Orange Juice Tea presented to Turning Point,
Inc. for Prevention
109 E. Kempf Court
CASH PAID Education, a successful

Photo provided
CAPAC program aimed at prevent-
for Old Gold
ing domestic violence. The
810-395-7557 program is offered to stu-
dents in middle schools Area middle school-aged girls take part in
WE BUY and high schools in
Macomb County.
Girls STEM Event hosted by the Lapeer
CountyIntermediate School District.

Silver Coins ProActive Grants were

awarded to Henry Ford
Gem & Diamond
Health Services in Bruce St. Cornelius Youth Ministry Team Hosts
Township for their annual
Specialist Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Journey to the Cross,
Downtown, Imlay City
and to the Lapeer ISD for
A Silent Walk With Me
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Sat 10:30 - 3:00 journey set up in St. Cornelius
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Dryden youths hold

vets in high esteem
Esteem Team members collect checks, gift boxes for vets
By Tom Wearing VVAChapter 287, Thimm- tinue to do good things for
Tri-City Times Staff Writer Harmon VFW Post 203 of our veterans.
I M L AY C I T Y Berville, Lapeer VFW Post We also want to offer
Since June 2016, members 4139, Legends Poker a big thanks to Wayne and
of the Veterans Esteem Palace, Eagle Riders, Betty and the Imlay City
Team (VET) have led local Orville Harris, and finan- Eagles for all their sup-
efforts to honor and support cial contributions from port.

Photo by Tom Wearing

the men and women who Almont businesses. Last November, the
have served in the U.S. mil- In addition, Imlay City Veterans Esteem Team
itary. Eagles members filled gift hosted an Appreciation
Last Wednesday, Feb. boxes containing scarves, Dinner at Dryden High
15, Esteem Team founders gloves, hats and personal School, which was attended
Benjamin and Abigail items, all destined for the by more than 300 local vet-
Eagles member Betty Rozek, Lapeer 40-8 representative Wayne Jacobs,
Koning visited the Imlay Grand Rapids Veterans erans.
and Esteem Team members Abigail Koning and Benjamin Koning, sort
City Eagles Club, where Home, which houses about VETmembers have
though items to be delivered to the Grand Rapids Veterans Home.
they were presented dona- 500 veterans per unit. also participated in local
tions and gift boxes to be Abigail and Benjamin parades and events to share Armada school districts are
delivered to residents at the will soon be joined by fel- their message with other represented on the Veterans
Veterans Home in Grand low Esteem Team members young people and with the Esteem Team, which totals
Rapids. and Wayne Jacobs, when community at large. about 20 members.
Making the presenta- they travel to Grand Rapids With the success of the Benjamin and Abigail
tions were Imlay City to hand-deliver the gift Appreciation Dinner still are very dedicated and
Eagles member Betty boxes to veterans. fresh in their minds, Abigail always participate, said
Rozek and Wayne Jacobs Speaking on behalf of and Benjamin say they are Rozek. But they need the
of Lapeer Countys 40 and the group, Abigail acknowl- more committed than ever support of the other mem-
8 veterans organization. edged the generous support to growing the organization bers. Id like to see more

Photo by Tom Wearing

When totaled up, of the local community. and helping veterans. young people getting
Abigail, 18, and Benjamin, Its amazing what they Betty Rozek hopes involved.
17, collected nearly $1,300 have done to help us, said young people from other Any local high school
in donations from various Abigail. The response has school districts will join as youth interested in becom-
local individuals and orga- been overwhelming. word spreads of the groups ing Veterans Esteem Team
nizations. Were very grateful purpose to honor and assist members, are encouraged Betty Rozek and Wayne Jacobs present sev-
Besides the Imlay City for all of the support and veterans. to call 810-346-3560 or eral checks totaling about $1,300 to the
Eagles and 40 and 8, donors the money, she continued, At present, only the email the VETTeam at: Konings for distribution to local veterans proj-
included: Lapeer which allows us to con- Dryden, Almont and ects.

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Letters from our readers

Our Opinion

Buffalo & Boar Wild Game dinner on tap

Lions Bear Lake Camp and more! Model leads the way, fol- Lake Camp for special
is excited to announce our The date is Saturday, lowed by a Savage Model needs children. The camp is
3rd Annual, Buffalo & Boar April 1, and doors open at 5 220- 20-gauge slug gun, owned and operated by
Wild Game Dinner p.m. and dinner will be and a Thompson Center- Lions Visually Impaired
Fundraiser. The main menu served at 6 p.m. Dinner Triumph Model 50 caliber, Youth Camp, a 501-C3
will be wild boar and buf- tickets are $25 each and ss barrel muzzle loader. organization.
falo just as the name only 200 will be available, Tickets for both the The camp is also look-
implies. Of course thats so be sure to order your dinner and Grand Prize ing for donations from
just the feature, as the din- tickets now, as they go fast. Raffle can be purchased business and individuals
ner will be complimented Grand prize tickets are online at www.bearlake- for our auctions. Donations
with a variety of dishes and also on sale for $25 each. or Hunters Den at are all tax deductible.
hors doeuvres. Beer and The grand prize drawing 2110 N. Lapeer Road, in Contact the camp for info
wine will also be available will consist of three sepa- Lapeer. You can also call on how you can help.
Almont veterans stand with Veterans for purchase. rate items, so there will be Bear Lake at 810-245-0726 Sincerely,
Esteem Team founders Abigail and The dinner will be com- three winners possible and for more info or tickets. Dennis Tomkins
Benjamin Koning during Dryden Boom Day plete with gun raffles, silent only 250 tickets will be All net proceeds from Director
parade. auction, sportsman fishing sold! A fabulous Mission this fun event will support Lions Bear Lake Camp
and hunting trip packages Crossbow, Sniper Light programs at Lions Bear Lapeer
VET support is more
than financial St. Pauls ministry grateful for support
hough its still in its infancy, the
newly established Dryden VET Team In the past few months. kindness of this community ornament during the holi- the pantry in January alone.
has already made quite an impact on St. Pauls Lutheran Church with food items, fresh eggs, days, you are included in Your gifts are very
Food for Families ministry and monetary gifts. that blessing. Those funds much appreciated and
veterans organizations around the area. has been blessed by the If you purchased an went into our account at the please receive our sincere
And that impact has helped the all-volun- Food Bank of Eastern thanks.
teer student group accomplish its goal: to Michigan to purchase pan- Sincerely,
make sure no veteran goes without, to Letters, opinions welcome try items.
Your support enabled
The Volunteers of
St. Pauls Food for
honor their service and sacrifices, and to us to serve over 5,000 Families
Were always pleased when readers take the time
show respect, appreciation and gratitude to share their opinions with us. Were bolstered by the meals in 2016 and 248 ministry
for those whove served. diversity of opinions that make our editorial pages received food items from Imlay City
An acronym for Veterans Esteem consistently judged winners by the Michigan Press
Team, siblings Abigail and Benjamin Association each year. We welcome feedback, letters,
Koning formed the group when they heard guest columns, complaints, praise, opinionsthe
whole gamut. Howell in Imlay on Friday
some alarming statistics relating to veter- However, were unable to share some of the input
ans and suicide. In a July, 2016 report, the IMLAY CITY State Rep. Gary Howell invites
we receive because it is sent anonymously and there-
people to meet with him and discuss issues and ideas
Veterans Administration cited that every fore we cant confirm the source. As always, names
about state and local government during in-district
single day some 20 veterans take their own will be withheld upon request, but all letters, guest
columns, opinions, etc. for the editorial pages must office hours on Friday, Feb. 24. Howell (R-North
lives. A majority of them70 percent include a name and contact information for verifica- Branch), will visit Johns Country Kitchen, 1829 S.
were not regular users of VA services. To tion purposes. If there are any questions or the mate- Cedar St (in the Kroger Plaza) from 9:30-11 a.m.
bridge the gap, the Konings set out to rial is deemed inappropriate, the writer will be noti- Howell will discuss the current legislative session,
make a change. And they have. Theyve fied or the letter will simply not be published. But if including bills he introduced to remove the tax on
you have an opinion thats strong enough to write retirement income. No appointment is necessary. For
distributed goods to area veterans homes, about, please provide the contact information so oth- those unable to attend, Howell may be reached at
and hosted a special VET dinner for local ers can consider it, too. We want to hear from you. 517-373-1800, or by email at GaryHowell@house.
veterans and their spouses and/or signifi- Write to the editor at P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI or by mail at S-1186 House Office Building,
cant others. 48444 or send an email to P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.
Theyve also caught the eyeand wal-
letsof area civic organizations, whove
helped boost the young organization by
generous financial contributions. Recently,
the Imlay City Eagles and the 40 et 8
Save the date for ICCS fundraiser
Veterans group of Lapeer gave cash dona-
tions to the VET. Last year, the Imlay City
B ecause I have a few
minutes before the
Imlay/Yale games I men-
demic programs.
Whether or not you
eration to those making
the booklet by getting
your items to them in a
great people born in
February. You know who
you are. Next weeks
Lions Club stepped up with a $300 contri- tioned last week, and also yourself a timely manner.) A full- Friday night games (Imlay
bution, and area veterans have helped the because I just received supporter, color advertising space is City High versus Armada
VET youths raise awareness by marching more information in the come on also offered in the book- Highboth girls and
mail about the Imlay City out and let. Advertisers also guys games) are here and
along side of them in summer festival Christian School benefit enjoy a fun receive complementary begin at 6 p.m. WMPC
parades. auction, Ill take a minute evening. tickets to the auction. (1230 AM) will again be
In the short time that VET has existed, to document the informa- Bidders for All donations are tax- on hand to live broadcast
the young group of young people has tion on the flyer before I miles deductible. A tax receipt with live streaming at
lose track of it. around look will be sent to you once also
already made a big impression and impact The event will be held forward to your donation has been available to those outside

in the area. As always, the overwhelming Saturday, April 20th at this annual logged in. The school of the regular broadcast-
support demonstrated by local civic Castle Creek Golf Club, event, and thanks you for your gen- ing area. Stop by the
groups, business owners and residents is 5191 Lum Road, Lum. Castle Creek provides a erosity in partnering with broadcasting table and say
second to none. These donors offer more The evening will include wonderful venue. Please them. hi to Bill and Greg; and
delicious food, which will consider donating an item Having gotten this while youre at it, stop
than financial contributions. They offer be served at 4:30 p.m. A or several for the auctions. into my computer, Im off and tell Ruth Ann Prey
encouragement, and reinforce the benevo- live and silent auction will Your business and dona- to watch that Imlay City thanks for her many (33)
lent notion that individually and collective- follow at 5:30 p.m. The tion will be highlighted in High School game with years of service as
ly, we have the power to change our world. committee has set a goal the auction booklet given Yale. Then tomorrow announcer!
of $25,000 to be raised to all bidders. (Please were invited to a birthday Email Willene at
for current and future aca- show courtesy and consid- party for one of those

Eternally grateful to be born under lucky star

G randpa, the title of
the poem reads. And
it goes as follows:
for a short time. The poem
reflects my recollections of
Nonno, a man who was
be surprised by his color-
ing and complexion. The
surname Rossi is derived
in his body. Ironically,
way back in the day Im
told Umberto used to go
Offered us juicy sticks eager to greet us every from the Italian word rabbit hunting in
of gum Sunday when we came to Rosso, which means Livoniathe bedroom
bartering for a kiss; visit, a kind man with a red. Considered the most community where I grew
Or a climb upon his blan- gentle nature and ready common surname in up. Livonia was once con-
keted lap smile. Italylike Smith or Jones sidered the sticks to a
for shots of Anisette at In my hazy memory, I herethe name Rossi Detroiter, where Virgilia
Christmas. remember him as wheel- was originally a nickname and Umberto made their
We couldnt understand chair bound, though Im given to a person with red home here in the U.S. in
him well, not sure hair or a reddish complex- the early 1930s.
his English broken, if he ion. A glance at my mom Though Iknew him to
Italian-style, really confirms that Nonno Rossi speak Italian only, his
yet we understood his was in a comes from a family that English limited to simple
love, wheel- earned the nickname. I greetings and a smile, the
which shone simply chair or now understand why peo- other day I learn that
from his smile.
Observations in ink... he was
ple always asked me if I
was Irish when I was a
Nonno spoke German, too.
I find this out while listen-
That little gem Catherine Minolli seated. kid; why my art teacher ing to a harpist play Oh,
Scanned copy

appeared in the July 23, As I queried if Id gotten a Susannah! on a beautiful,

1983 edition of The Detroit write this I think Ive got suntan through a screen portable, French-made
News, and it was written to ask my mom, who con- door because of my freck- instrument. Out of the blue
by yours truly. The editor tinues to surprise me with les. my mom tells me her dad Yep, thats The Detroit News and my poem
changed the title Id given tidbits about her dad, a No. Its because used to sing that song to Grandpa which the editor re-titled from
itNonnoto Granpa, man I barely knew but Umberto Rossi is my her in German because Nonno. My dad kept a scrapbook of my writ-
perhaps to make it more fiercely love. Grandpa; my Nonno. thats where he was sta- ing, which is why the copy still exists.
universally relatable. I get In the one photo Ive Umberto Rossi was 18 tioned during the first
it now that Im on the seen of Nonno Rossi in his years older than his bride, World War. was an anomaly, its no U.S. soil, but they are
other side of the desk. youth, Im stricken by his Virgilia Leopardi, when Again, I am astounded wonder there are some strong and they make
I wrote the piece about blonde hair and fair skin. they married. They raised by what I dont know blank spaces there. Im sense to me. And I know I
my maternal grandfather, That blonde hair would three childrenmy mom about my family. With fortunate for what little was born under a lucky
Nonno Rossi. Umberto change into an enviable, Anna, her sister Lena and most relatives still in the information I have, and am star to be amongst this
Rossi. Umm-bear as my sage-like pure white, thick my Uncle Rino. According old country, as Virgilia always hungry for more. constellation.
grandma called him. He crown of glory on his head to my dad, Umberto was a called it, and the times and One things for sureI Email Catherine at
died when I was a little until his dying day. As a kind and gentle soul who circumstances being such know who I am. My roots cminolli@pageone-inc.
girl, so Ionly knew him grownup I learn I shouldnt didnt have a mean bone that living into old age may not be deep in this com.

I ts 7:20 p.m. Thursday
night, dinner is done and
the Moon hasnt shown its
In four hours at 3 a.m. I
will resist his alluring radi-
ance of 71%, for I must
face yet. Thats because its regenerate a good crop of
a Waning Gibbous. brain cells for our trip to
The MOONGIANT Lexington, Kentucky,
website says, The average tomorrow morning.
moonrise for this phase is It should be a good
between 9 a.m. and mid- weather weekend to trav-
night depending on the age el, my friend Sue said
of the phase. today.
The Moon rises later The best hen and cat
each night, reaches its peak sitter around these parts,
at mid-phase around 3 a.m. Sue loves animals and
and sets after sunrise. That takes good care of ours

Photo provided
explains why I awoke at 3 while were away. This
a.m. Tuesday to bright bed- frees our minds to relax
posts and a glowing bath- and visit with Uncle
Monty Hall offers traders a choice... room floor. I love when Tab and Aunt Alma
that happens. Leigh.

Youre the next contestant on... A Waning Gibbous

Honest Living . . . through my
As Februarys Moon
passes from the Waning
Gibbous to Last Quarter to

A s if I need another twists included blindfold- second-story Waning Crescent, Uncle

reminder that ol ing one or both contestants, window at Tab and my husband will
Father Time is catching up or telling them they could 93% illumi- sip their morning cup of
with me, my behavior not use their hands (or feet nation and coffee while I sip my tea.
sometimes leaves no doubt. or any body part that would pulled me Thats what I enjoy
Nearly every evening after be obvious to use for what- from under most about company, my
dinner, Sue and I retire to ever the task was). It was my comfort- uncle once said.
our respective favorite great fun and laughs. er. The win- Hell tell stories weve
places in the living room. Laughter was not a part dow was never heard before, some I
Rico climbs up on Sues of the quiz show Twenty- alight, my know by heart. Ill make
lap and the three of us One, however. Two con- high port- breakfast with our green
watch Wheel of Fortune testants, typically a return- hole to my backyard, the and blue eggs.
and Jeopardy together. ing champion and a chal- rolling landscape below Yes, this lunar phase is
Its very lenger, entered separate like a swelling sea. The good timing for there

Photo provided
All the Liblong day.. enjoyable to isolation booths and iron pergola resembled a wont be any moonshad-
be together donned pairs of head- whales ribcage afloat. The ows following me to
as a family phones. The challenger shadows of our mature Kentucky and staying the
but isnt that played first in each round Covered in cream on Beat the Clock. maple trees sketched the night. I wont be leapin
what old and selected the point value earth with their long and hoppin on moonshad-
people do? (1 to 11) they wanted to branches. ows when I should be
Watch game attempt. Higher-value ques- We planted those trees sleeping.
shows after tions were more difficult, our first summer after we Dear Reader, it's 11:20
Rick dinner? and questions often had built the house in 1989. p.m. and clouding up.
Liblong Actually, I several parts. The first How were we to know Theres no Moon in sight.
dont care if show was a disaster with those saplings Mels father Just a few faint stars. Its
thats what the contestants not very gave us would grow into past bedtime. Ive plum
old people do. I like those well versed. what arborists and garden- run out of words and mind.
two shows. We, like mil- So they began telling ers term noxious? Oh, one last thing: the
lions of other people one of the players the How did twenty-eight Waning Crescent phase is
around the country, play answers! The fix was in. It years pass under this faith- best viewed an hour of two
ful light and now I am a before the sunrise. So, take
Photo provided

along trying to figure out took a while before it was

the puzzle before the other known but it changed tele- senior citizen? up your binoculars to see
one or the contestants on vision forever. No more What a wonderful craters and mountains cast-
TV do as Vanna White rigged shows. world, I whispered to the ing long shadows on the
walks back and forth Another favorite for me Twenty-One was rigged. Big scandal! beautiful moonshadows. I bright side of the Moon.
revealing letters. Sue said, heard Louis Armstrong Imagine thatthe Sun
I wonder what she writes not-so-valuable prize and singing in my memory. touching Moon mountains,
on her tax return under the trader was said to have Its 10:20 p.m. I just making moonshadows.
occupation. Does she write been zonked. Great fun. stepped outside after a long Moonshadows.
letter turner? Some of the other clas- chat with my sister Patty Is that Cat Stevens
But shes a TV legend sic game shows I remember who lives in Prestonsburg, singing from way back in
so I put up with it. Twice include Hollywood Kentucky. Still no sign of 1970?
weve seen contestants win Squares, Whats My Mr. Waning Gibbous Email Iris at
a million dollars as confetti Line?, Concentration, amongst the constellations.
flies all over the studio. Name That Tune!, The
$64,000 Question,
Academic All-Star
Thats pretty exciting.
Then comes Treasure Hunt, Truth or
Consequences, Tic-Tac-
Photo provided

Jeopardy. We love play-

ing along on this one, too. Dough, Password,
Im usually pretty good if Who Wants to be a
the category is something Millionaire? and many Kathryn Loper
historical or current events Im a Wheel watcher! Notice Rick has $0. more. Senior ~ Capac High School
but toss in Shakespeare or There were dozens of
game shows over the years Kathryn is the daughter of
European literature, etc. Dwayne and Melanie Loper.
and Im dumb as a rock. and many are on air still
today. Sue and I are not the Kathryn participates in the
Id love to be Alex Trebek. spring musical.
Hes made several fortunes only folks sitting down and
Her best memory from high
reading those clues. How trying to guess answers
school will be spending time
hard could that be? along with the on-air con- with friends.
These are the only testants. Are you one of Kathryn envisions a successful life for her to
game shows we watch them? include having a good job and family and surround-
these days but game shows Im not too old to enjoy ing myself with good people.
have been a constant on game shows. Now lets see, One thing on her bucket list is to visit the ancient
television since the very I can take the $250 cash or and modern Seven Wonders of the World.
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beginning. They draw huge I can take the curtain Carol Kathryns best day ever would be spent hanging
audiences and are easy and Merrill is standing next to. out with the people who make me enjoy life.
cheap to produce. Ill take the curtain, If she had $1,000 to give to any cause, she would
The first one I remem- Monty! give it to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
Bob Barker had dark hair early on The Price is because they help find cures for catastrophic diseas-
ber was Beat the Clock Right. Authors note:
starring Bud Collyer. Hed Reader Jeff Trott has a es in children.
bring couples onstage to was another of my faves in sharp eye (and knows his Her plans for the future include finishing her stud-
perform silly stunts with was The Price is Right the early days. Monty Hall history). He pointed out ies through the Blue Water Middle College program
only a few seconds to do which is still on today with would pick out a trader that in last weeks column I and then moving on to a four-year university.
them. The setup for the Drew Carey as host. Bob from the audience who was wrote that Zachary Taylor
stunt was often designed to Barker hosted for 35 years. wearing a crazy costume. and Millard Fillmore were
look easy but then have a Four contestants place a Hed then offer them a elected in the election of
complication or gimmick
single bid on an initial
prize and the contestant
deal. They could have what 1850. The Presidential
he first showed them, cash, election in which they were Academic All-Star
For example, Collyer who bids closest to the for example, or trade it for elected was, of course, in
would say All you have to prizes actual retail price an unknown prize. 1848. My mistake. Thanks,
do is stack four plates, without going over wins it. Sometimes the curtain (or Jeff! Incidentally, the
check the clock to see how Two of the winners face off box) would open and there Democrat that Taylor
Morgan Woods
much time they had to do at the end of the show for a would be a new car or defeated was Lewis Cass Senior ~ Capac High School
it, and then add Oh, and showcase worth lots of other great prize. from Michigan.
Sometimes, however, it Email Rick at Morgan is the daughter of
one more cant money. Kevin and Nancy Woods.
use your hands. Common Lets Make a Deal might be a cow or other She has a 3.8 GPA.
Morgan participates in com-
petitive cheer, golf, softball and

Lauwers urges participation in Reading Month soccer; serves on the student

council and is a National Honor Society member.
Her best memory from high school will be seeing
TRI-CITY AREA which is designated for the fulfilling act of read- or Fridays and read to stu- friends everyday and participating in sports.
State Rep. Dan Lauwers reading. ing. dents. Teachers may con- Morgan envisions a successful life for her to
said children should take Reading is a fun Those too young to tact Rep. Lauwers at 517- include being happy.
advantage of March is opportunity to meet new read would enjoy being 373-1790 or via email at One thing on her bucket list is to visit all 50
Reading Month by diving friends during amazing read aloud to by their DanLauwers@house.mi. states.
into a book and enjoying adventures to other coun- parents and siblings, gov. Morgans best day ever would be spent with her
the adventures within its tries or imaginary places, which can also hone the For information and family.
pages. Lauwers said. With all skills of older children ideas on how to celebrate If she had $1,000 to give to any cause, she would
Lauwers, of Brockway of the electronic devices doing the out-loud March is Reading Month or give it to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a
Township, said teachers and other activities reading. encourage children to read, childs wish come true.
Her plans for the future include continuing her edu-
and parents should encour- available to children, read- Lauwers urges teachers visit the Michigan cation at St. Clair County Community College to
age children to read ing books is sometimes in the 81st House District Department of Educations obtain an associate degree in nursing and then con-
throughout the year, but disregarded. March is to contact him to set up online resources website at tinue on to get a bachelors degree at the University
said they should make a Reading Month give us times when he can visit of Michigan-Flint.
special effort during March, an opportunity to return to their schools on Mondays ments/mde/Reading_

Town Talk
Editors note: Due to space p.m. at the Almont Lions voucher will be received p.m. For more info call 810- Friendship. Join us every 3rd Community Schools. House
constraints announcements Hall, 222 Water St., for a pot- before you stop in to shop. 796-3355. Tuesday of each month from Rules available at Dryden
will be posted one week in luck and program. Call 798- Any questions, please call 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cavis Bar & Grill. License #C27715
advance of the event. Notices
must be received in writing by
8210 for more info. Sherrie Cramton at 810-395-
Youth Events Pioneer Restaurant, 5600
Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Twp.
Woman's Life Chapter 855
Adults 55 and over are invit- will continue its Bottle &
noon Monday prior to the Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. 48074. No RSVP necessary.
ed to Berlin Twp. Senior The Capac Kitchen serves Can Drive, to help those in
publication date. This is a FREE workshop for For more info call Joanne K.
Center to play cards from free meals every Tuesday need, throughout the year of
3-5 year olds & parents/care- at 810-324-2304. This activity
For Senior Citizens
noon-3 p.m. the 2nd from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion 2017. Call for the nearest
givers! Enjoy fun projects is sponsored by Widowed
Wednesday of every month. United Methodist Church. drop off location. For large
that will develop your childs Friends, a peer support
Bring a sack lunch, beverag- donations a pickup service is
Free meals for people in need skills and prepare them for group www.widowedfriends.
Indoor Sr. Pickelball - Capac es provided. Senior stretch available. 810-392-5136.
are offered at the North school! Children also enjoy a org.
Elementary School Cafeteria, exercise on Tuesdays 10-11 Branch Senior Center on snack, story time, and a free The Imlay City Christian
4 p.m. Tues., & Thurs. from a.m. Potluck luncheons will Widowed Friends invites all
Monday and Thursday eve- book! Call the Family School is holding a fundrais-
Feb. 7 to May 23 (cancelled if be served the 4th Tuesday of widowed to join us for break-
nings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call Literacy Center today to er for TAFFY (Tuition
school closed). every month at noon. Call fast and friendship in a safe
810-441-0322 for more info. reserve your seat at 810-664- Assistance Fundraising For
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from 810-395-4518 for details. setting every 2nd and 4th
2737 and for more info on Youth). Come join us for
Orchards' Cupboard Food Monday of the month at 9
9-10 a.m. at First Ryan Smith, a certified alco- dates and times. euchre the 2nd Saturday of
Pantry is open the 3rd a.m. at Seros, 925 Gratiot in
Congregational Church in hol and drug counselor will each month at 7 p.m. at the
Saturday of every month 9 Play groups available. Free 6 Marysville. For more info,
Almont. Practice led by Dina be available at the Imlay City Imlay City Christian School,
a.m.-noon. Food distributed week sessions. At these FREE call Julie at 810-388-0868.
Miramonti, RYT. Senior's Center on the 4th 7197 E. Imlay City Rd. in
at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce 90-minute playgroups, chil-
Imlay City Senior Center Thursday of every month Lapeer County Families Imlay City. For more info,
Twp., 586-336-4673. www. dren will participate in story-
Texas Hold Em 12:30 p.m. from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Against Narcotics group call 810-724-5695. time, developmentally appro-
meets the 2nd Tuesday of the
For info 810-724-6030.
Dinner and an evening of Free Meals, Food Museums
priate games and crafts,
learn new skills, and enjoy a month at Faith Christian
Fellowship, 69 W. Nepessing
Medical Care
card playing with friends, snack and social time with
St. in Lapeer. Call 810-667-
50/50 raffle and prizes of The Dryden Historical other children. Parents will
St. Pauls Lutheran Church 0119 for more info or email Lapeer County Health
high and low for each table Society meets at 7 p.m. the have the chance to talk to
Food for Families kitchen is Department, 1800 Imlay City
every 3rd Monday at the first Wednesday of the month other adults with same-age
open to the public for free, Rd., Lapeer - Regular
Washington Senior Center, and the museum opens every children. Register now for TOPS 620 Lapeer weight-
hot meals every Monday and Immunization Clinic Hours:
57880 Van Dyke, Washington Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. the next session! Numerous loss group meets Tuesday
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. (held in 2nd floor clinic area)
Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8 locations and dates available. nights at the Hunters Creek
The Capac Historical Society Mondays 1-3:30 p.m. Walk-
This Heart Loves Food For more info and to sign up Mobile Home Park Club
p.m. Call for further details, In, Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-
Pantry is open the 1st is open to visitors daily from call the Family Literacy House, 725 DeMille Rd. in
586-752-6543. 11:30 p.m. By Appointment
Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Center at 810-664-2737. Lapeer. Weigh-in from 6-6:30
Swing Dance Lessons offered Sundays. Call 810-395-2859 Only, Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Gateway p.m., meeting from 6:30-7:30
Support Groups
at the Port Huron Senior for more info. By Appointment Only.
Assembly Church, 2796 S. p.m. For more info call 810-
Center, 600 Grand Avenue in Additional Immunization
Van Dyke Rd., Imlay City. The Imlay City Historical 664-7579.
Port Huron, every Tues. from Clinics Offered: By
The Attica United Methodist Museum will be closed to the Woman's Life Chapter 855 TOPS 888 (Take Off Pounds Appointment Only (held in
7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and
Church will be holding a free public until April 1, 2017. will meet March 7, 2017 in Sensibly) meets Wednesdays 2nd floor clinic area). Walk-
3rd Thurs. of the month from
community meal on the 2nd During that time volunteers Richmond at the Lois at the 25 Pine Ridge Dr. in In (held in lower level). For
7:30-9 p.m. with instructors
and 4th Tuesday of each will be establishing new Wagner Memorial Library Lapeer. Weigh-in at 8:30 additional info, to check if we
Lyle Malaski & Kristina
month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. exhibits, continuing research at 6:30 pm. Everyone is wel- a.m., 9:30 a.m. meeting. Call accept your insurance, or to
Morton. Call 810-984-5061
For more info please call 810- projects, and planning spe- come to attend. Linda at 810-245-3955 or schedule an appointment
for more info.
724-0690 or visit www.atti- cial events. Volunteers are at Phyllis 810-395-7035 for please call 810-667-0448.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Council on Aging the museum most Wednesday more info.
meetings are held every Free hearing and vision
Membership is open to indi- mornings. For questions con-
The Attica Food Bank at the Monday night at 8 p.m. at St. For those that have experi- screens for children of pre-
viduals 18 and older. The tact Marilyn Swihart 724-
Attica United Methodist Paul's Lutheran Church in enced the death of a loved school age are available at
Capac Senior Center is open 1904.
Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is Imlay City. one, a support group is avail- the Lapeer County Health
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week-
open from 2-4 p.m. the 2nd The Imlay City Historical able facilitated by a trained Department. To schedule an
days. We offer a variety of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
and 4th Monday of each Museum needs your support United Hospice Service appointment please call 810-
activities such as fitness and and Al-Anon meetings are
month. Proof of residency - Becoming a volunteer is a (UHS) bereavement volun- 667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
craft classes, a book review held every Wednesday night
and need required. great way to support the teer. Marlette Regional
group, cards and bus trips. at 8 p.m. at the Capac United Capac Pharmacy is teaming
community. The Imlay City Hospital, 2770 Main Street in
Call Lori at 395-7889 for The Capac Community Food Methodist Church, Capac, with Support Million Hearts
Historical Museum shares its Marlette, hosts this support
more info. Pantry, 114 S. Main Street, is MI. by offering in-pharmacy
collections and history with group the 1st Friday of each
open each Wednesday from blood pressure screenings,
Almont and Dryden area the public through the gener- Grief Support Group - 7 month at 10 a.m. in the
1-3 p.m. Please call LOVE, 136 North Main St. in Capac,
senior citizens meet the 2nd osity of those who give their week series beginning Feb. 7 Administration Conference
INC. at 810-245-2414 in Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday of the month at 12 time to this effort. Whether through March 21 (every Room. For more info, call
advance to ensure your food Everyone is invited to come
you like to give tours, weed in Tues. from noon-2 p.m.) at 800-635-7490 or visit www.
the garden, help with collec- the Imlay City Senior Center, and have their blood pres-
tion care, or do office work 395 E. Third St. Contact: sure read for free.
the museum needs you. If Tracy Ruhlman at Senior
your interests are in history
you are with the right crowd.
Center, 810-724-6030, Ginger
Miller, 810-724-5772.
Ace of Hearts Progressive
The Almont Community Lapeer Area Citizens Against Raffle. Weekly drawing held Celebrity Autograph Auction
AFFORDABLE INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS WITH: Historical Society Museum is Domestic Assault meets 1-3 at Dryden Bar & Grill - In preparing for its Friday,
3 Nutritious Meals Daily Light Housekeeping open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday in the Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Sept. March 31st annual
Compimentary Satellite TV Health Services p.m. Please stop by and learn Lapeer Court House for per- 28, 2016-March 1, 2017. Need "Celebrity Autographed
Life-enriching Activities Available about your community. sonal protection order clinic. not be present to win. Must Items Auction", the Lapeer
Society meetings are held at For info 810-246-0632. draw Ace of Hearts to win County 4-H Youth Program
the museum on the second jackpot. 50% of proceeds to is seeking donations from the
FOR WIDOWED MEN & Monday of the month at 7 winner and 50% to Dryden public of autographs of
WOMEN: Lunch-Cards-
famous people. Autographs
can be of all types of well

known persons on any type
of item (authors on books,
sports stars on balls, movie
stars on photos, etc.) With
questions or to make a dona-
tion, call the Lapeer County
MSU Extension office at 810-

St. Pauls 667-0341 or email msue.lap- Those
Lutheran Church interested in attending this
(ELCA) autographs auction can also

200 North Cedar (M-53) 859 N. Van Dyke Road contact 4-H to be put on a
4411 Newark Road
Imlay City, MI Attica, MI 48412 Imlay City, Michigan 48444 PASTOR KEN RENARD mailing list for event details.
6835 Weyer Road Imlay City, MI48444
810-724-1200 Sunday 2:30 pm

email: Tuesday 7:00 pm
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm Morning Service 10:45 am
Pastor Tim Martin Evening Service 6:00 pm Woman's Life Chapter 855
Pastor Alan Casillas Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
15 Sunday 10 a.m. Service 15 15 15 will continue its Bottle &
Can Drive, to help those in
Attica Capac Imlay City Almont Light of Christ need, throughout the year of
U.M.C. U.M.C. C.R.C. First Baptist Church Community 2017. Call for the nearest
14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53) drop off location. For large
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI
(810) 724-0690 Church 810-395-2112 Wayne Boyd, Pastor Church donations a pickup service is
Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages Worship 10:00 a.m. 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 available. 810-392-5136.
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
Attica Food Bank: Serving those Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services
10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Imlay City, MI 48444 Free tutor training for people
in need in Attica Twp, 2-4 pm, Bible Studies Every MOPS Program
Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass who would like to help others
Community Mens & Womens
2nd and 4th Monday Monday and Tuesday Evenings in our community improve
Tuesday Morning
Bible Studies Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services Sunday Worship 10:30 am English skills. Volunteer
Rev. Ron Rouse 810-724-4315 over 15 15
Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
Come Grow With Us! 15
Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God Phone: 810-724-6999 15
basis. Please call for orienta-
tion before training at 810-
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart GATEWAY ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH 664-2737.
U.M.C. U.M.C. Catholic Church
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court Capac, MI
(810) 395-7557 Volunteer for the Habitat for
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City Humanity of Lapeer County
5394 Main Street - Dryden (Across from the Library) 810-724-1135 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City at the office. Interested par- 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. ties can call 810-664-7111
10:30 a.m. Worship Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8 am Wed. 10 am Evening Service - 5:00 p.m. and speak to Carolyn, Cheryl
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth First Sat. 8 am
Sunday Mornings
Nursery Available
Weekend Masses
Wednesday Family Night - 6:45 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. or Pete at 810-660-7823.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade
Sat. Vigil Mass 5 pm
10:30 am Supervised child care during all services
Youth Group 6th-12th grade Adult & Children's Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

Club News
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
Confessions 1/2 hr. before each Mass &4pm Sat. COME & MAKE A Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May
15 810-724-0687 15 Father Paul Ward 15
DIFFERENCE WITH US! 15 Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist 15 Staffed Nursery During Worship 15

West Berlin Imlay City Christ Evangelical First Congregational Church Veterans of Foreign Wars
Church of Christ Lutheran Church United Church of Christ (VFW) of Imlay City, Post 2492,
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke 1970 S. Almont Ave., Imlay City 275 Bancroft - Imlay City
598 N. Almont Ave. (Fairgrounds
Imlay City, MI 48444
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI at corner of Newark Rd. 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI Rd.) Overseas Veterans
Sunday Service (Corner of 5th Street)
810-724-7855 810-798-8855 Meetings 2nd Thursday, every
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 other month, 7 p.m.; Post
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School &Morning Adult Group 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service at 10:15 a.m.
Nursery available and Jr. Church
Meetings 1st Thursday every
Month Evening Service 2:30pm Thursday Worship 7:00 p.m.
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. month, 7 p.m.; Auxiliary
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
Meetings 1st Saturday of every
810-724-3306 Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sundays 6-8pm
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
Ralph O. Stuebs
Cell-(567) 674-0438 No matter who you are or where you are Kidz 4 Christ ~ Wednesdays 6-7:30pm month, 10 a.m.
15 John Barker, Minister 15 Come to the WELS on lifes journey, you are welcome here!15 Pre-School - 5th grade
15 15 Almont/Dryden Masons
Goodland 16
Family of St. Cornelius St. Nicholas St. John The Holy Redeemer meets 7 p.m. every 2nd
Thursday of the month at
Community Christ Catholic Church Catholic Church Evangelist Lutheran Church
Catholic Church Masonic Center in Almont.
Church Lutheran Church - 3834 N. Mill Street 4331 Capac Road 872 Capac Rd. 4538 Dryden Rd. Dryden, MI
Missouri Synod P.O. Box 208 Capac, MI 48014 The Imlay City American
2008 N. Van Dyke Dryden MI 48428 810-395-7572
Allenton, MI 48002
810-796-3951 Legion Post 135 meets the
7191 Imlay City Road 810-395-7074
Box 82 Imlay City 2nd and last Wednesdays of
Imlay City, MI 48444 Bible Study - 9:15 am Weekday Masses:
Weekday Masses: Weekday Masses: 8:00 am - BIBLE CLASS the month at 7:30 p.m. The
Wed. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m. 9:30 am - WORSHIP
810.724.1747 Worship Time - 10:30 am Wed. & Fri. 8:30 a.m. Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 a.m. 11:00 am - SUNDAY SCHOOL & BIBLE CLASS post is located at 212 E. Third
Weekend Masses:
Worship Service: 10:00 am
Childrens Church - 10:30 am Weekend Masses: Weekend Masses: ALL WELCOME!!! Street. Contact them at 724-
Phone 810-724-2620 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Sunday - 11:00 a.m. Saturday - 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Steven Helms
Sunday - 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. 1450 or americanlegion-
Pastor Chad Hampton 16 17 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 15 Rev. Mike Gawlowski, Pastor 15 Christian Preschool Available 15

Aspiring attorneys to participate

in Mock Trial Tournament on Sat.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY beginning in September. bers and community volun- Students are required to
The St. Clair County Teacher and attorney teers to lead by example for present both sides of the
Bar Association is hosting coaches have invested the students in St. Clair case in the three round
the 12th Annual Mock Trial countless hours of their County. competition, with teams
Tournament this Saturday, own personal time working Some schools now treat alternating in prosecuting
February 25, beginning at with these students. Mock Trial as a varsity and defending. During a
8:30 a.m. at the County Mock Trial is an sport where students can round, each side presents
Courthouse and it is open exceptional program where receive a varsity letter and an opening statement,
to the public. Ten local high students gain a better pins. Two schools, Capac direct and cross examina-
schools are participating understanding of our and Marine City Cardinal tion of witnesses and a
with a total of 16 teams. American self-government Mooney, offer a class cen- closing argument. The

Image provided
The high schools par- and how all three branches tered around the Mock Trial rounds are time limited and
ticipating this year are: of our government are at concept, with curriculum judged. Students and teams
Algonac, Anchor Bay, work in any court proceed- including the legal process, are scored and awarded for
Capac, Marine City ing. Through this process breakdown of the various individual performances Capac is one of ten high schools participating
Cardinal Mooney, Marine students develop an appre- parts of a trial, understand- and team performances. in Saturdays 12th Annual Mock Trial
City, Memphis, Port Huron ciation and respect for the ing the language in the The Judge John G. Tournament.
High, Port Huron Northern, Constitution and how it court system; and perhaps Cummings Professionalism
St. Clair and Yale. affects each and every one most importantly, hours of Award was established in onstrated the epitome of Overall Team, Best
Mock Trial is a com- of us, said Judge Cynthia instruction on ethics and 2012. This award is professionalism. Opening Statement, Best
petitive extracurricular S. Platzer, Mock Trial professionalism. designed to create in each More than 70 volun- Closing Argument, Best
activity where students Program Chair. Students gain valuable pub- student and team awareness teers from the community, Presentation of Case -
form teams to perform the Students also gain lic speaking and presenta- of the importance of pro- attorneys, judges, court Direct Exam, Best
roles of attorneys and wit- self-confidence through tion skills, communications fessionalism and ethics in staff and the local area Presentation of Case -
nesses in a simulated court this program. There is no and persuasion skills, ana- presenting their case, and in police departments all work Cross Exam, Best Witness
case before a jury. The jury coaching during the com- lytical skills, and a keen life. The students evaluate to put on this one day event Portrayal - (6 witnesses- 3
is comprised of actual judg- petition and students must insight into the tools of the each other on appearance, for the students. plaintiff/prosecution and 3
es, attorneys and citizens be able to carefully dissect trade of the legal profes- proficiency in addressing Round one begins at defense), and The Judge
from the community. The and review all sides of each sion. jury/judge, compliance 8:30 a.m., round two at John G. Cummings
competition is designed to issue in a case, and then Teams receive the case with mock trial rules, atti- 10:30 a.m. and round three Professionalism Award
reenact much of what might present and persuade others in early November and tude and persuasion. The at 1:00 p.m. at the County (determined by the stu-
take place in trial courts. in representing their posi- begin developing and prac- award was named for Judge Courthouse in Port Huron. dents).
Students are coached by a tions while working as a ticing a team strategy John G. Cummings, retired The awards presenta- For more information,
partnership of at least one team. We are fortunate to throughout the next four Judge of the 72nd District tion is at 5 p.m. at St. Clair call Judge Cynthia S.
teacher coach and at least have such professional ded- months until participating Court, who for some fifty County Community Platzer at 810-985-2083 or
one lawyer coach, who vol- icated attorney coaches, in the Competition the last (50) years in the practice of College Center/Caf. visit www.sc2mocktrial.
unteer their time and talents teacher coaches, bar mem- Saturday of February. law and on the bench dem- Awards given are: Best org/

Dispatch log...
Editors note: The fol- Rd. in Mussey Twp. Goodland Twp.
lowing is a compilation of February 15, 2017 alarms in the 2800
activity and reports from larceny in the 15000 block of Hannan Rd. in
area police departments: block of Donald Rd. in Imlay Twp.
Mussey Twp. suspicious circum-
In Imlay City: animal complaint in stances in the 4500 block of
February 17, 2017 the 14000 block of Imlay City Rd.
03:15-03:46 Parking Chrisandra Lane in Mussey February 17, 2017
Enforcement (City Wide) Twp. suspicious circum-
08:22 Civil Dispute (300 February 16, 2017 stances in the 4900 block of
block N. Cedar St.) suspicious circum- Spencer St. in Arcadia Twp.
15:50 Parking Enforcement stances in the 230 block of suspicious circum-
(500 block S. Cedar St.) Quail Ridge Drive in Capac stances in the 1700 block of
Photo by Tom Wearing

16:10 Private Property car deer accident in the Force Rd. in Attica Twp.
Accident (400 block E. 14000 block of Burt Rd. in sick care for medical in
Capac Rd.) Mussey Twp. the 4100 block of Newark
16:14 Assist LCSD (5100 odor investigation by Rd. in Attica Twp.
block Belle River Rd.) firefighters in the 300 block February 18, 2017
Spencer Kent, Phil Blair, Rex Haines, Terry Town, Frank Spivey (seated) Multiple Traffic Stops of E. Aldrich St. in Capac misdemeanor warrant
and Brian Johnson, Kenny Wennington and Chris Schenkel relax around throughout the day February 18, 2017 arrest on N. Lake George
one of the tables at the newly refurbished Dryden Veterans Hall. February 18, 2017 larceny in the 14000 Rd. in Attica Twp.
19:49 Suspicious Vehicle block of Sharrard Rd. in noise complaint in the
Blessing: Dryden Vets building rebuilt (2000 block S. Almont Berlin Twp.
Ave.) Multiple Traffic Stops February 19, 2017
100 blk of Force Rd. in
Attica Twp.
throughout the day civil posting in the
from page 1-A February 19, 2017 5300 block of Burton Rd. in February 19, 2017
02:49 Assist Almont PD Mussey Twp. car deer accident on S.
steel sinks and countertops, Summers Rd. in Attica Twp.
lighting, ceiling repairs, (100 block N. Main St.) February 20, 2017
03:17 Welfare Check (1900 suspicious circum- ORV complaint on Elk
replacement of kitchen Lake Rd. in Attica Twp.
items, repainting and more block S. Cedar St.) stance in the 15000 block of
10:45 Medical Assist (100 Turner Rd. in Lynn Twp. noise complaint in the
on the lower level. 4700 block of Newark Rd.
Member Frank Spivey, block W. Third St.) assist fire department
20:00 Motorist Assist (1800 in the 100 block of Quail in Attica Twp.
who retired from the misdemeanor arrest
Marine Corps about five block S. Cedar St.) Ct. in Capac
22:25 Alarm (500 block N. assist fire department warrant in the 4400 block
years ago, noted that the Imlay City Rd. in Attica
1950s-vintage building Cedar St.) in the 100 block of S.
22:36 Suspicious Matteson St. in Capac Twp.
also needed to be brought sick care for medical in
up to code. Circumstance (100 block
Those necessary Grove Ave.) In Lapeer the 5200 block of Imlay
Multiple Traffic Stops County: City Rd. in Attica Twp.
updates required installing
new wiring and insulation throughout the day Complaints handled by February 20, 2017
and making the building the Lapeer County Sheriffs fraud in the 6400 block
In St. Clair
Photo by Tom Wearing

wheelchair accessible to Department of Bowers Rd. in Goodland

meet the requirements of County: February 14, 2017 Twp.
the Americans with Police and emergency open buildings 300 neighbor trouble in the
Disabilities Act. responders responded to block of Capac Rd. in Imlay 2000 block of S. Lake
Breakfasts return dispatch calls for: City Pleasant Rd. in Attica Twp.
With the reopening, The Dryden Veterans Hall nestled into the February 14, 2017 February 15, 2017 illegal dumping on
Spivey said the Dryden countryside in Dryden. citizen assist in the 100 animals at large on Hunters Creek Rd. in Attica
Vets have reinstituted their block of E. Church St. in Weyer Rd. in Imlay Twp. Twp.
every fourth Sunday number of whom are day and graduation parties, Capac February 16, 2017 alarms in the 5900
breakfasts on the halls active. He said member- wedding showers and other domestic incident in property damage acci- block of Skyview Dr. in
lower level. ship dues are $20 per year. similar-sized get-togethers. the 16000 block of Donald dent on N. Van Dyke in Arcadia Twp.
The qualifications for Those interested in

Imlay City man arrested

He said about 135 peo-
ple showed up for the membership include: hav- rentals may call the
January 22 breakfast, the ing an honorable discharge, Dryden Vets phone num-
first to be held at the hall being a long-time Dryden ber at: 810-375-2323 or
since the fire. resident, or a new resident email drydenveterans@ IMLAY CITY The Steckly was sharing child children about the safe use
The full breakfasts, who has lived in Dryden a Michigan State Police sexually abusive materials of the internet. There are
which are prepared in the minimum of six months. Golf fundraiser on tap (MSP) Computer Crimes through his accounts. many resources available
organizations newly- Spencer added that the In an effort to raise Unit, Internet Crimes Following a forensic to parents to assist in keep-
updated kitchen, are $8 for organization allows for additional funding, the Against Children (ICAC) examination of the digital ing children safe online.
adults and $2.50 for chil- associate memberships, Dryden Vets have sched- Task Force, announced the evidence, approx. 17,000 The NCMEC provides a
dren. which require a recommen- uled their 1st Annual Golf arrest of Roger Joseph images of suspected child comprehensive list of
Spivey said money dation from a current Outing for Sun., Aug. 13 Steckly, 42, for the posses- pornography was located. resources on their website
raised from the monthly member, followed by a at Castle Creek Golf sion of child sexually abu- Steckly was charged with at http://www.missingkids.
breakfasts goes toward vote of approval from the Course in Lum. sive materials. one count of obscene mate- org.
building maintenance and members. Organizers are hoping Steckly was arrested rial. Steckly was arraigned If you have information
utilities. Hall rentals available to get at least 50 golfers to following an investigation in U.S. District Court in regarding possible child
The funds also go to Spencer noted that the participate in the event. by MSP CCU/ICAC with Flint on Feb. 14, 2017. sexual exploitation, report
the various local organiza- lower level of the Dryden More information will assistance from the MSP The MSP Computer it to the Cyber Tip Line at
tions and causes the group Vets Hall is also available become available as the Lapeer Post, and FBI, in Crimes Unit encourages http://www.missingkids.
supports; such as Dryden for rentals. golf outing nears. which digital evidence was parents to speak to their org/cybertipline.
Youth Baseball, Dryden Spencer said rental From the beginning seized from his home. The
Schools, Boys State and costs are $125 for four The Dryden Vets orga-
Girls State and an annual
$500 scholarship to a
hours and $250 for a full-
days use.
nization was formed in the
late 1950s, with about 150
investigation was prompt-
ed by several cyber tips Tri-City Times
provided to the National
deserving Dryden High
School senior.
Weve already had
two rentals since we
Before the hall was
Center for Missing and
Exploited Children
Classifieds Work!
Spencer said the orga-
nizations current member-
reopened, he said.
Spencer said the hall is
constructed, the organiza-
tion met at the Mill Pond
(NCMEC). Synchronoss
Technologies reported that
810-724-2615 or
ship is 78, a significant an ideal location for birth- at General Squier Park.

Investigation ongoing Lifesaver recognized

in Feb. 15 fatal crash
Capac Schools Food
Service Director Vicki
Watson recognized food
service employee Sherry
By Maria Brown Township, when a north- Hollenbeck (center) at
bound vehicle crossed the Thursdays school board
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor
center line, striking the meeting. Hollenbeck
MACOMB COUNTY womans vehicle. jumped into action while
A 57 year-old Imlay She was pronounced working at the Jr./Sr. High
City woman died as the deceased at the scene. School last month, per-
result of a two-vehicle traf- The other driver was forming the Heimlich
fic accident last week. reportedly treated for minor Maneuver on student Laila
According to media injuries. Gross, who was choking in
reports, the Michigan State Neither drivers identi- the school cafeteria.

Photo by Maria Brown

Police reported that on ties had been released as of Joining in on the presenta-
Wednesday, Feb. 15, the press time. tion was Lailas dad, Tim
woman was southbound on The Michigan State Gross, a Capac teacher and
Van Dyke, just south of 34 Police Metro South Post is coach.
Mile Rd. in Bruce investigating.

~ Stanley Chrysler, 79 ~ ~ John C. Jack Bell Sr., 81 ~
Stanley Chrysler, age (Dorothy) Chrysler of John C. (Jack) Bell Sr., his daughter, Jayme of Volunteers in Mission pro-
79, of Marlette, Michigan, Lapeer, MI; four stepsons: age 81, passed away Marquette; and his son, gram of the United
died Sunday, February 19, Ronald Dailey of Port Tuesday, February 14, John (Colleen) of Methodist Church.
2017 at Marlette United Huron, MI, James Dailey 2017 at his home in McMillan; grandchildren, A memorial service will be
Hospice Residence in of Brimley, MI, Sven Marquette. Samantha Feskhorn (John), held at Paradise United
Marlette, MI. (Shirley) Dailey of FL, He was born January Jill Plesscher, and Joe Methodist Church later this
Stanley John Chrysler and John Dailey of FL; 18, 1936 in Lapeer, Dupuis; as well as great year.
was born May 30, 1937 in one step-daughter, Michigan, son of Charles grandchildren Kayla, Memorials may be
Capac, MI. He is the son Jaqueline Dailey of and Naida (Stimpson) Brianna, Alley, Gabby, made to that church. The
Bell. He was raised in Alana and Emma. Many family would also like to
of the late John Edwin Southfield, MI; many
Capac, Michigan and others called him Dad, express their thanks to the
and the late Anne Elsie beloved grandchildren moved to Paradise, Grampa or Papa Jack. UPHS EMS and Swanson-
(Glassford) Chrysler. and great-grandchildren; Michigan after retirement Jack loved the U. P. Lundquist Funeral Home
Stanley grew up in Capac and many beloved nieces as an experimental and especially the area for their compassionate
and is a 1955 graduate of and nephews. mechanic at Ford Proving around the Tahquamenon service.
Capac High School. He was preceded in Grounds in Romeo, River and Paradise. He Please visit www.
He married Edda death by two sisters: Betty Michigan. hunted, fished, and swansonlundquistfuneral-
Anna Krauskopf on April Tanis and Marlene Dodge. He is survived by his watched the river flow by. many years working in to convey your
20, 1979 in Marlette, The funeral service wife, Virginia (Hamilton); He and Virginia also spent Haiti, through the condolences on line.
Michigan. will be held 11:00 a.m.,
Stanley was a real Friday, February 24.
estate broker and owned 2017, at Muir Brothers ~ Edward Holly, 82 ~
his own company, Funeral Home of Imlay
Chrysler Realty. Early on City, 225 N. Main Street, Edward Holly, age 82, His family says he was full Keifer of Piqua, OH; 20
he installed fences for Imlay City, MI. Reverend of Lake Orion, previously of witticism. grand-children, many
Sears Roebuck and Juan A. Martinez will of Davison, MI died at Edward is survived by great-grandchildren and 2
worked with his dad as a officiate. Interment will home in Lake Orion, MI. two daughters: Judy great-great-grandchildren.
handyman. be in Imlay Township Edward Joseph Holly (Brian) Toutant of Oxford, He was preceded in
was born July 8, 1934 in MI and Demetra (Keith death by wife, Judy Holly
He was a member of Cemetery.
Piqua, Ohio. He is the son Hamilton) Holly of MA; and his brother-in-law,
The Potter House Church The family will be of the late Cletus and the one son: Christopher (Bev) George Keifer.
and the handyman there. available for visitation 2-4 late Cecilia (Smith) Holly. Holly of IN; four stepsons: A Funeral Mass was
Stanley liked to work on and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, He grew up in Piqua and is Barry Westerfield of NC, held Tuesday, February 21
cars, work with wood February 23 and 10-11 a 1952 graduate of Bobby Westerfield of at St. John the Evangelist
making picture frames a.m., Friday, February 24 Lehman Catholic High Defiance, OH, Steven Catholic Church, 404 N.
and bird houses, and was at Muir Brothers Funeral School. Edward went on to (Barb) Westerfield of IN, Dayton Street, Davison,
a great painter. Home. receive his Bachelor and Robby (Anne) Holly MI. Father Andrew
Stanley is survived by Those wishing to degree in Engineering of Sacramento, CA; four Czajkowski officiated.
his wife: Edda Chrysler; make a memorial contri- from GMI College (now step-daughters: Koneta Interment followed at St.
two daughters: Cindy bution may make them to: Kettering University) in Edward was employed (Jerry) Smith of John's Cemetery, Davison,
Chrysler of Ludington, Marlette United Hospice. Flint, MI in 1956. as an engineer at General Russellville, KY, Susan MI
MI and Laurie (Roy) Funeral arrangements He married Jeweldean Motors in Flint where he (Tony) Strump of Lapeer, Funeral arrangements
Hutzinski of Lynn, MI; were made by Muir Renfrow on October 30, retired. Out of college, he MI, Kelly Holly of were made by Muir
one son: John Chrysler of Brothers Funeral Home of 1971 in Michigan. They worked at GM Fischer Macomb, MI, Kerry Brothers Funeral Home of
Lakeland, FL; one sister: Imlay City. lived in Imlay City, raising Body in Detroit and then (Glenn) Waters of Imlay City. Please be sure
Mary Ellen (Hugh) Please be sure to sign their family and then L&L Products in Romeo. Wheaton, IL; his brother: to sign our on-line register
Warren of Houston, TX; our on-line register muir- moved to Davison, where He liked to listen to James (Elaine) Holly of book at muirbrothersfh.
one brother: Daniel they lived for 20 years. WJR and watch Fox News. NC; his sister: Kathleen com

~ Christine Louis Peace, 64 ~

~ Jack Mauk, 79 ~ Christine Louis Peace, Cucamonga, then in family and friends.
Jack Mauk, age 79, of age 64, formerly of Imlay Banning's Sun Lakes, and She was preceded in
Imlay City, died Monday, City, Michigan passed finally in Grand Terrace. death by her father,
February 13, 2017 at away February 4, 2017 at She enjoyed spending time Sylvester.
United Hospice Kaiser Fontana in at the Riverside Eagles The family wishes to
Residence of Marlette, California with her loved 997, with her TOPS thank the Kaiser Fontana
MI. ones by her side. friends, and with her fami- ICU staff for their loving
Chris was born June ly; especially visiting her care.
Jack Windell Mauk
6th, 1952 in St. Louis, MO sister Carol in Arkansas. A Celebration of Life
was born February 2, to Sylvester and Norma Chris is survived by will be held at the
1938 in Seco, Kentucky. (Ellerbrake) Peace. She her mother Norma; her Riverside Eagles 997, 466
He is the son of the late lived in Missouri, brother George Peace; her E. La Cadena Dr.,
Cecil and the late Velma Michigan, and Mississippi sisters Lori (James) Alaniz, Riverside, CA on Sunday,
(Stacey) Mauk. He grew before settling in Kathy (Mike) Manzer, and February 26th between 1
up in Lum, Michigan. California; first in Rancho Carol Peace; and many p.m. and 4 p.m.
He was employed by
General Motors Fischer
Body in Grand Blanc, MI ~ Lyle Lee Stephens, 85 ~
for 30 years as a mainte- beloved nieces and neph-
nance worker. ews. Lyle Lee Stephens, was an innovator of devic- Smith, Dale Irish, Ruth
Jack had a big heart. He was preceded in Holt, Michigan, Age 85, es for the benefit of handi- Turner; the Dean family,
He loved to golf and clas- death by his two brothers- passed away February 15, cap transportation. Most and many other family and
sic car shows. Jack was in-law: Larry Upleger and 2017. He was born recently, he was involved friends. He was preceded
Henry Green and his sis- September 24, 1931, in St. in energy development, in death by his parents and
everyones handyman.
ter-in-law, Barbara Mauk. Johns, to Earl and Iva working on exploration his brother, Clare Stephens.
Jack is survived by (Irish) Stephens. Lyle and production of crude oil At Lyle's request, there
one daughter: Michelle A memorial service
graduated from Imlay City in Michigan. Lyle was a will be no service. In lieu
(Bill) Foy of Freeland, will be held 1:00 pm,
High School, and served in strong supporter of people of flowers, memorial con-
MI; one son: Brain Mauk Saturday, February 25 at the U.S. Air Force in with disabilities and tributions may be made to
of Burton, MI; two sis- Castle Creek Golf Club, Korea during the Korean Michigan Special Michigan Special
ters: Joyce Green of FL 5191 Lum Rd, Attica, MI. conflict. He began his Olympics. Olympics, Ele's Place, or
and Elizabeth Ann Funeral arrangements career working for the Surviving are: his Beekman Therapeutic
Upleger of Imlay City, were made by Muir Michigan State Police, in brother, Kenneth Stephens; Riding Center.
MI; two brothers: Harold Brothers Funeral Home, the Department of special friend and compan- Arrangements are by the
(Sharon) Mauk of 225 N. Main Street, Transportation, leaving ion, Pamela Bawcum; sis- Estes-Leadley Greater
Roscommon, MI and Jim Imlay City, MI. there as a Lieutenant. Lyle ter-in-law, Jeannet Lansing Chapel. Online
Mauk of Lum, MI; one Please be sure to sign owned Special Stephens; cousins, Carol condolences may be left
beloved grand-daughter: our on-line register muir- Transportation (currently Rountree, Bob Stephens, for his family at www.
Hannah Foy; and many Dean Transportation), and Dick Stephens, Althea

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Whats the impact of bird

feeders on nest survival?
TRI-CITY AREA less likely to target nests. consequences of supple-
Backyard bird lovers may In a new study pub- mental bird food on preda-
want to take note: Putting lished in The Condor: tor-prey relationships.
out feeders full of seed may O r n i t h o l o g i c a l In a four-year study of

Photo by Jennifer Malpass

also attract predators that Applications, scientists songbird nests, bird feeders
eat eggs and nestlings. But from The Ohio State and predators in seven cen-
the feeders may also help University and Cornell tral Ohio residential neigh-
satiate predators so theyre University investigated the borhoods, Jennifer Malpass
and colleagues tracked the
relationships between the
nesting success of two bird An American Robin nest shows signs of predationan occurence that
speciesthe American was more frequent in regions with a concentration of crows coupled with
Robin and Northern high numbers of bird feeders.
Cardinal and the pres-
ence of potential nest Co-authors on the study but that generally didnt predation pressure on the
predators such as other were Amanda Rodewald, affect the success of the robin nests.
birds, domestic cats and director of the Cornell Lab nests the researchers moni- A complementary study
squirrels. of Ornithology and a pro- tored. by the same team identified
Robins and cardinals fessor in Cornells One key message of crows as the most common
are commonly found in Department of Natural our work is that there may nest predator of robins,
mid- and understory vege- Resources, and Stephen be species-specific respons- responsible for 53 percent
tation in residential neigh- Matthews, assistant profes- es to anthropogenic of nest predations docu-
borhoods, where food is sor of wildlife landscape (human-provided) foods, mented with video camer-
often supplemented via ecology with SENR. SENR Malpass said. as.
bird feeders. is part of Ohio States Robins did experience Human-dominated
Malpass was a research- College of Food, increased nest predation in environments, where bird
er with Ohio States School Agricultural, and one specific set of circum- food supplementation is
of Environment and Natural Environmental Sciences. stances: when neighbor- common, are complicated,
Resources (SENR) at the The scientists found hoods had both high variable and dont lend
time of the study. Shes that relationships among numbers of bird feeders themselves to simple gen-
File photo

now a wildlife biologist in feeders, predators and nest and large concentrations eralizations, Malpass said.
the Bird Banding survival were complex: of crows. The crows may Given the popularity
Researchers continue to study how the nest- Laboratory at the U.S. Neighborhoods with lots of have been attracted by the of backyard bird feeding,
ing success of the Northern Cardinal is impact- Geological Surveys feeders had more cowbirds bird feeders but werent this is a pertinent area for
ed by the presence of predators attracted to Patuxent Wildlife Research and crows birds known completely satiated by the additional research, she
human-provided foods. Center in Maryland. to prey on songbird nests bird seed, leading to higher said.

Livestock scholarships offered

Daily observation key to care TRI-CITY AREA Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship
Fund has awarded more than $458,000 in scholarships and educational awards to
outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of
One of the most over- Michigan.
looked practices among To be eligible for either the MYLSF general scholarship or the statewide scholar-
animal owners is daily ship, the applicant must be a resident of Michigan and a graduating high school
observation. Daily obser- senior or a high school graduate continuing their education at an accredited institu-
vation will help owners tion in the year in which they are applying.
properly monitor their ani- For the general MYLSF scholarship, the applicant must be a youth exhibitor at
mals health and wellbe- the Michigan Livestock Expo, the Michigan Dairy Expo or the former Michigan
ing. We often get caught State Fair, for a minimum of three calendar years prior to the year of application.
up in the routine of making For the statewide scholarship, an applicant must be a youth exhibitor at a local,
sure our animals have feed county, or statewide exhibition for a minimum of three years prior to the year of
and water and forget to application.
examine some other equal- Applications and qualification requirements are available online at www.michi-
ly important things that are Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2017.
happening in our barns.
First, know the signs
and symptoms of a sick
animal as they are key in
monitoring the animals
overall health. Animal
File photo

owners develop a baseline

knowledge for each animal
and how they act and react
A set of quadruplet lambs get cozy with stu-
during interactions.
dent Alyssa Guinn in the Lapeer County Ed
Mentally taking note of a
Tech Animal Center last May.
few things can help you be
aware of how your animal fungus and external para- time, you can address any
may be feeling. Michigan sites. It is important to issues such as an unex-
State University Extension make it a daily habit to plained lameness, cut or
suggests noting the follow- individually inspect each abrasion.
ing observations: animal for any injuries. It It is essential to moni-
Are your animals is a skill that may take tor daily intake of water
eyes bright? time to develop, but after and feed. Typically, an
Is your animal alert? it has become part of a animal losing its appetite
Is your animal up and routine, you will find the and becoming lethargic is
moving around with nor- time it takes decreases. the first symptom of ill-
mal locomotion or laying With tame animals, it is ness and a cue for owners
down? always helpful to have an to contact their veterinari-
Is there anything that individual interaction with an. When you are aware of
seems abnormal in your them where you can run what the animal or herd
animals behavior that your hands over their top normally consumes, this
would make you question lines, down their legs and will give you clues of
if they are feeling normal? under their bellies. This additional body character-
Second, inspect the will allow you to have a istics to look for when you
animal thoroughly daily good look at the animals are inspecting the animal.
for cuts, abrasions, rashes, body up close. During this For example, if you
observe the water tank
is not as empty as it typi-
Noffert cally is at evening or
morning chore time, indi-
cating animals arent
drinking appropriately,
IMLAY CITY you can check each animal
for classic signs of dehy-
dration such as sunken
sides and poor capillary
Daily observation of
our animals is the most
important, yet most over-

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Horror: John Topies life Capac joins forces

unraveled on pain killers
from page 1-A
on drug abuse in Lapeer
County. Prescription drugs
with Imlay for Relay research and programs and
tion. and heroin are at the top of By Maria Brown
I wont forget his an- Tri-City Times Assistant Editor services for cancer patients.
his list. He describes it as Staffers said the decision
swer during that first visit an epidemic. And a recent
at the jail, Sorry to let CAPAC After nine was made after it was
news article noted that, years, the Relay For Life of apparent participation was
you down Jorg, he says, heroin is being laced with
the expression on his face Capacs final chapter has not increasing. The event,
Fentanyl, creating a deadly been written. held every June at the
pleading for forgiveness. combination and contribut-
Im sorry for scaring In an email to partici- Capac High School stadi-
ing to at least four deaths. pants, the American Cancer um, has seen three consec-
that little gal at the pharma- Public education on
cy, Im sorry to let my fam- Societys Theresa Hurley utive years of decline.
the dangers of prescribed and Laura Vaughn Last years Relay fea-
ily down, Im sorry I let medications are essential.
everyone down, he tells announced that there would tured 13 teams and more
These drugs are in every not be a 2017 Relay event than 120 participants. It
me as he slumps further in home and youths get their
his chair. He is still feeling in Capac. Still, this doesnt was the second year the
hands on them without un- mean past participants have event utilized a 14 hour
the results of cold turkey derstanding what they are
withdrawal from prescribed to hang up their walking schedule rather than the
taking, Sheriff McKenna shoes.. traditional 24 hours. More
opioid pain medication. explained.
This is a beaten man, In lieu of Relay in than $25,000 was raised.
one that feared the other Prescribed horror... Capac, we are inviting all According to the event
inmates, feared what his Johns addiction and of the passionate and dedi- website, six teams were
friends and community nearly 20 month incarcera- cated Capac Relayers to already registered to par-
would think of him and tion has been devastating join forces with their clos- ticipate in the 2017 event.

File photo
clearly fearful of losing his for his family. est Relay. For Capac, that Please know that we
family. There is no minimiz- would be the Relay For are incredibly grateful for
John Topie had commit- ing the terror John caused John Topie was presented with a basketball in Life of Lapeer County held the Relay For Life of
ted a serious crime and he those at the pharmacy, recognition of his 400th career win. at Eastern Michigan Capac and the countless
was paying for his actions. Louise Topie tells me. Fairgrounds in Imlay City volunteers, participants,
At no time has she or be sentenced to 5 to 15 Frankly, I am astound- on Saturday, June 10, the sponsors, team captains,
Addicted to her family ever suggested years. ed that Mr. Topie is still staffers wrote. event leadership and hours
Fentanyl... John shouldnt pay for his John could be looking alive given the dangerously Relay For Life events devoted to the fight against
After two back sur- crime. They understand at serving another three- high doses of Fentanyl and raise funds to benefit the cancer for the past nine
geries John Topies life punishment is in order, and-a-half years in jail. He other opioid medications American Cancer Society years, Hurley and Vaughn
completely unraveled. they dont understand the will be 72 years old when doctors prescribed. Doctors which are used for cancer said.
Using a BB pistol, in lack of he is released and its a were seriously wrong in
June of 2015, John walked compas- shame not one of those prescribing these medica-
tions over years, and not Cancer survi-
into a Lapeer pharmacy sion for doctors will be serving it
realizing they were not vors and their
and demanded Fentanyl him by the with him, Louise tells me
working and posed great caregivers walk
from the young lady be- criminal in our phone conversation,
danger, Dr. Miller writes. a celebratory
hind the counter. Fentanyl justice sys- her voice quivering with
He went on to state, lap at the 2016
is 50 to 100 times stronger tem. Lou- emotion.
Doctors did not intervene Relay for Life of
than morphine and com- ise feels he The brain and consider alternative Capac. Last
monly administered to late is, at least
stage cancer patients. John in part, a
Louise on opioids... pain treatments in lieu of years event
Topie An article written by prescribing opioid medica- raised more
had been using Fentanyl victim of than $25,000 for
Greta Rybus for NPR tions despite high levels
(patches) for eight years, the medical the American
explains how opioid addic- of pain. Doctors should be
prescribed by doctors system. She feels doctors Cancer Society.
tion works. held responsible for the

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for pain from those back and pharmaceutical compa-
Opioids increase the expected and unfortunate
surgeries. His supply of the nies just keep feeding the
amount of dopamine in adverse legal consequences
potent painkiller was gone addicts for pure greed.
a part of the brain called Mr. Topie is now experi-
John was given 83
with 10 days left before he
could fill his next prescrip- prescriptions by doctors
for Fentanyl in a little over
the limbic reward system.
Dopamine causes intense
Mr. Topie is not a Water: ZBA to tackle
tion. John was facing an-
other bout with withdrawal.
Withdrawal from Fen-
four years. He took him-
self out of rehabilitation
feelings of pleasure, which criminal, hes not a drug
drives users to seek out the dealer, the doctors are, request from authority
drug again and again, the Dr. Miller reinforces in a
tanyl is a brutal experience. centers twice and still the phone conversation with work. GLWA is working
article states. from page 1-A
John had gone through it system allowed doctors to me. with the Lapeer County
People can become
before and every part of his prescribe him more Fen- Fentanyl is a con- said in a statement. Road Commission to mini-
dependent on opioids very
body wanted nothing to do tanyl after he left. Hard to trolled substance and the As a result the booster mize the impact to local
quickly and breaking the
with it again. Withdrawal is understand in this day and doctors who prescribed stations will be needed to citizens and businesses.
physical dependence in-
intensevomiting, muscle age isnt it? maintain the appropriate The authority hopes to
volves a several-day night- this medication violated
pain, cramps, diarrhea, This is a societal ill- the controlled substance levels of disinfectant in the have both facilities up and
mare called detox. People
insomnia, fever and sweat- ness and its wrong! Its laws, which is to prescribe water. At those stations, running by late summer.
who dont get intensive
ing. We cannot begin to a money cycle, making medication in a safe and in sodium hypochlorite would The city of Flint is due
treatment, people who are
understand. money on the backs of ad- be added to the transmis- to start using treated water
just detoxified have relapse a medically sound man-
His addiction to the dicts, Louise passionately ner. People are dying and sion main. from the KWA sometime
rates that can be above 90
percent. committing crimes on this This will maintain this year once the new sys-
appropriate disinfection tem, which will deliver
With all of the above in mind it I accept that no one
forced the medication
controlled substance, Dr.
Miller goes on to say. concentrations for custom- raw water from Lake
does not excuse what John did. down Johns throat. But, With all of the above ers served by this transmis-
sion main in accordance
Huron to a treatment facili-
ty in Flint, meets testing
in mind it does not excuse
He committed a crime and most persons have been
told since childhood what John did. He commit- with the Safe Drinking criteria established by the
must pay a penalty for this. to follow the doctors ted a crime and must pay a
penalty for this. But, it puts
Water Act, the GLWA
U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency.
orders. John did that and
But, it puts in perspective the it resulted in his addiction in perspective the circum- The booster station in In April 2014, Flint
Goodland Twp. would ser-
circumstances from which the which led to this criminal
act, says his friend and
stances from which the
crime emanated and may vice the line that feeds into
switched its water source
from what is now the
crime emanated and may give assisting attorney John give some understanding as Imlay City.
As part of this work,
GLWA to Flint River. At
to why, Lengemann tells the time, it was viewed as
some understanding as to why. Lengemann.
Johns motive wasnt me. pipework and access struc- a cost-saving tactic until
tures will need to be con- the KWA was set to be
--Attorney John Lengemann to hurt or harm anyone or
steal money or property
John Topie sits in the
county jail today awaiting structed on the transmis- complete in 2016.
for personal gain like most his sentencing before sion main, which is located Water being taken from
prescribed medication explains. Judge Nick Holowka for on the south side of the Flint River was not
armed robbery situa-
forced him to make deci- The criminal justice robbing a pharmacy in Bowers Road,the GLWA being properly treated and,
tions. John simply needed
sions to serve his addic- system is black and white. said in their statement. as a result, lead from old
fentanyl patches to feed an Lapeer. He has served
tion. His every waking The gray area is that a good nearly 20 months in jail, In order to safely con- service lines began to leach
addiction that was beyond
moment was about feeding person, a good community since turning himself in to struct the necessary pipe into the water supply.
his control, Lengemann
the addiction, it was more man was taken from us. He face the consequences of and structures, temporary Flint made the switch
important than anything. wasnt living on the street. his crime. road closures will be back to Detroit Water/
More important than the Doctors gave him highly Compassion There are many who required to complete the GLWAin October 2015.
consequences which were addictive medication and in order? are asking Judge Holowka
sure to follow. Blue Cross and Blue Shield John understands he to consider compassion.
John isnt alone. Its
estimated that 2.5 million
paid for it, Louise con-
tinues, anger clearly in her
must pay for his crimes,
hes not denying that.
Clearly John was motivat-
ed by addiction, not greed, Wild: Rehabilitator to
Americans are addicted to voice. He has paid a huge price
opioids and heroin accord-
ing to the National Institute
John is being pun-
ished for a disease given
already, more than most
and therein lies a distinct
difference. Will three more
years of jail help the vic-
speak at Imlay Library
to him by doctors through Norman S. Miller, MD, tims? Will it serve to pun- from page 1-A Oakland, and Macomb
of Drug Abuse.
prescribed medication, Health Advocate, PLLC Counties.
At a recent Rotary ish John more than he has Hadac will show how
Louise states. of East Lansing examined Dont miss Hadacs
Club meeting in Imlay been punished already? wildlife rehabilitating is not
Sources tell me it has John Topie and his evalua- Or could John, a former wildlife rehabilitation pre-
City, Sheriff Scott McK- a hobbyit is a profession
been recommended John tion is telling. sentation at the Ruth
enna presented a program teacher, repay society for
that is demanding. Hughes Library beginning
his crime in another way?
You will also learn at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday,
John Topie Wouldnt he be a powerful
how rewarding and chal- March 1. The presentation
explaining a speaker to our youth about
the dangers of drug addic- lenging saving the life of a is free, all are welcome to
strategy to wild animal is, Hadac attend.
his Imlay City tion? Could his experience says. The biggest reward The Imlay Conversation
basketball motivate someone else in
our community to get the is watching injured, sick, or Salon is aimed at fostering
players in orphaned wild animals the dwindling art of We
2010. help they need?
This is an illness, they regain their freedom. foster the rapidly dwindling
should be taking care of Hadac has been a wild- art and practice of face-to-
someone who is ill, not life rehabilitator for 20 face conversations about
incarcerating them! pleads years and is licensed by the topics that are enlightening,
Louise. Michigan DNR. She spe- fun, relevant and interest-
Today, John sits in the cializes in large mammals ing. The infor-
same tattered jailhouse and coyote education. mal group encourages the
clothing, his face is bright, She has been speaking idea of community, where
yet remorseful, his pos- at various venues to find people get to know their
ture is straight. Love for people interested in reha- neighbors near and far,
his family has never been bilitating wildlife. Hadac is develop kinship and make
stronger and desire to help also an assistant researcher new friends.
others never greater. with the Southeastern For more information
Ironic isnt it? John is Michigan Coyote Research visit http://imlay-conversa-
in jail today...but for the Project (, trap- or find
File photo

first time in eight years he ping, radio collaring, and Imlay Conversation Salon
is free! tracking coyotes in Wayne, on Facebook.

K of C Fish Frys are back!

TRI-CITY AREA The popular Fish Fry host-
ed by the Imlay City Knights of Columbus is back.
Fish Frys will be held on March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
and on April 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, 1405 N. Van Dyke, Imlay City. The
cost is $11 for adults; $6 for children 10 and under;
free for kids 5 and under. Proceeds go to support local
youth groups and charities. Bring in a can of food and
get $1 off. For more information visit www.kofc4556.

Painting Party in Imlay City

IMLAY CITY A Painting Party will take place
at the Imlay City Senior Center this Friday, February
24 from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is $25 and includes all
supplies. The class is designed for all levels, no prior
painting experience required. To register or for more

Photo provided
information call 810-724-6030.

Dryden students Alaina Penn, AnnaMaria Cronkright, Nathan Schenkel, Reed Hall, Joseph Clos
and Tyler Woolner enjoyed a special trip to Ford Field with Dryden staff members (back) David
Zauner, Beth Sohn and Melissa Margrif. Joining them for the photo are Jason Hanson and Ameer
Abdullah (center back), Lions cheerleaders and Roary, the Lions mascot.

Fueling up to play!
Dryden students, staff learn healthy habits with Detroit Lions players
By Maria Brown process over the years. Our Participants fueled up way to do just that.
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor school has been trying for throughout the day by sam- By participating in
DRYDEN Students the past five years to be pling various food items Fuel Up to Play 60 we will
and staff got fired up for selected for this opportuni- including breakfast on the be eligible to apply for
good health after attending ty and she has gone above go products, wraps and $4,000 in funding two
the Fuel Up to Play 60 rally and beyond for the students dairy products. times a year to complete
at Ford Field last week. here in more than just the We were fortunate our plays for the Jr./Sr.
Food and Nutrition cafeteria. We have been enough to have been High School, Margrif said.
Services Director Beth very fortunate to have the assigned a referee named We did this last year
Sohn, Athletic Director and support from our AD and Ashley Kennedy who is a for the Jr./Sr High school

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Jr/Sr. High Dean of current superintendent, third-generation dairy and started a successful
Students David Zauner and Mary Finnigan to reach for farmer from Ubly, now school health team made up
K-12 physical and health the stars, and we did just located in Bad Axe. of students, parents, PTA,
educator Melissa Margrif that. This Rally is only the She taught us what life Boosters, staff as well as
accompanied six Jr./Sr. first step in all of the great is like as a dairy farmer Karly Creguer from MSU
High studentsReed Hall,
AnnaMaria Cronkright,
things to come at Dryden
Community Schools.
and how important milk is
for overall growth and
Extension. This year we
will be doing one physical Red Out for Raiders
Tyler Woolner, Nathan Margrif reports that the development,Margrif fitness play and one nutri- Almont High School students donned red for
Schenkel, Joseph Clos and students took to the playing said. tion play at each building in Fridays Red Out Day fundraiser. National
Alaina Pennto the day- field to run drills with Student Alaina Penn the district. Honor Society members sold t-shirts, wrist
long event where they all retired kicker Jason noted that interacting with Those students who bands, paper hearts, key chains and paper
had the chance to meet Hanson, Lions offensive Kennedy was one of her attended the Ford Field airplanes before and during the boys bas-
Lions players, take part in guard Laken Tomlinson favorite parts of the event. Rally will help lead a kick ketball game with all proceeds going to the
fun activities and learn and the Detroit youth foot- I learned a lot from off event at the elementary American Heart Association.
more about fostering ball coaches. our referee and the other school on Feb. 28.
healthy habits at school. Then there was an presenters about the impor-
It was a great honor to interactive nutrition game tance of eating healthy in
be selected to represent they tackled together with order to grow to my full
Dryden Community Detroit Lion tight end, Cole potential, she said.
Schools at this event, said Wick. Fellow student Joe Clos
Margrif. At a press conference, said his takeaway from the
Beth Sohn has done Reed Hall had the chance event was to be more con-
such a wonderful job get- to ask running back Ameer siderate of others. Helping
ting staff and students Abdullah about inspiration fellow students adopt
involved throughout this and obstacles in his career. healthier lifestyles is one
Photo provided

Members of the Capac Winter Rovers Snowmobile Club enjoy a snowy

vacation in the Upper Peninsula.

Winter Rovers find snow

TRI-CITY AREA breakdowns, only seeing back to its owner. This
Fifty-four members of the 32 miles of trails for the is the club s 50th year
Capac Winter Rovers trip but most averaged over since its forming in 1967.
Snowmobile Club traveled 100 miles a day. They are planning to have
to Brimley in the Upper One of the groups a celebration later this
Peninsula to find snow and found a lost puppy on the year.
ride the miles of trails last trail and took it for a ride Cindy Potter
There were 14 women
and 40 men ranging in age
from 14 to 76 years old.
Some of the group went up
on Wednesday, some on
Thursday or Friday and
stayed through Monday.
The group split up into
small groups and rode trails
as far north to Paradise,
Newberry, Grand Marais,
White Fish Point and south
to Hulbert, Trout Lake and
Photo by provided

Most of the trails were

very well groomed. There
were a lot of snowmobilers
out enjoying our state's
beauty with us. Some of the Winter Rovers find plenty of snowy trails on a
group experienced a few recent trip to the Upper Peninsula.

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Four area
Imlay City sends two,
Capac and Almont
one apiece to finals
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Imlay City will send two grapplers
plus Capac and Almont qualified one each

Photo by Maria Brown

to the Division 3 individual wrestling state
finals scheduled for March 2-4 at The
Palace of Auburn Hills.
They earned the right to compete there
on the strength of top-four weight class
Capac Senior Jacob Witt addresses the audience and school board during Thursdays meeting where finishes last Saturday at a regional hosted
members voted to join the Greater Thumb Conference for athletics. by Richmond High School.
Luke Stephens and Jaykob Shaw were

Chiefs make move to GTC

co-headliners for Imlay City that day,

States page 8-B

Board votes 5-1 to join new athletic conference

By Maria Brown As a result, Capac will join a league in the best interest of the district and
Tri-City Times Assistant Editor with schools closer in student popula- its future athletes.
tion size to their own such as Brown This is crucial to the success of
CAPAC At their meeting on City and Marlette. everyone of our sports programs and to
Thursday, Capac School Board mem- Currently, the Chiefs find them- the district itself, said teacher and var-
bers voted 5-1 to join the Greater selves dwarfed by neighboring Imlay sity football coach Bill Nestle.
Thumb Conference for athletics, start- City and Yale in the Blue Water Athletic His colleague Tom Manney said
ing in the 2018-19 school year. Conference. many parents are choosing to move
Secretary Tim Lewis cast the lone no Prior to the vote, the board heard their children to other districts because
vote and President Monica Standel was from several supporters of the move
absent. who felt departing from the BWAC was Move page 4-B

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Almont stays in tie for title

Raiders pull Imlay Citys Jaykob Shaw (top)
won the 285-pound title at a Div. 3
regional last Saturday.
away in final
minutes, 46-34
By Kevin Kissane
Almont hands
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
ALMONT The Almont
Capac a league
setback, 39-21
varsity boys basketball team
continues to sit tied with
Richmond atop the Blue Water
Area Conference standings fol- By Kevin Kissane
lowing a 46-34 win against vis- Tri-City Times Sports Editor
iting league rival Capac last
Friday night. TRI-CITY AREA Almont made
With the decision, Almont visiting Capac absorb a 39-21 loss in a
improves to 13-3 and 10-1. Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls
Capac falls to 6-11 and 3-8. basketball game last Friday night.
In Fridays battle, Almont With the outcome, Almont goes to 9-9
grabbed an 11-10 edge after one and 6-6. Capac drops to 3-15 and 1-11.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

quarter was complete. In Fridays game, Almont took a 5-4

Quarter two saw Almont edge after one quarter was done.
generate 11 points and Capac The next eight-minute stretch saw
manage six, leaving the former Capac hit for 10 points and Almont net
a 22-16 lead at the halftime five. That left Capac with a 14-10 half-
Trevor Boers, of Capac, is pressured by Almonts Jordan Bourdeau in a BWAC time lead to protect.
Title page 4-B clash last Friday. Almonts Austin Watt watches the action unfold. When the action resumed, Almont
struck with a 14-2 third quarter edge to go
ahead 24-16 with 24 minutes gone.

Dryden uses late

Almont then outscored Capac 15-5

Almont page 4-B

surge to prevail
Cardinals overcome deficit, get
56-46 win over Yellowjackets
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
DRYDEN The Dryden varsity boys basketball
team raised their mark to 14-3 this season, accomplish-
ing the feat with a 56-46 triumph against visiting
Memphis in a non-league confrontation last Wednesday
In Wednesdays confrontation, Memphis took a 12-9
edge after one quarter was complete.
The next eight-minute stretch would see Memphis
Photo by Kevin Kissane
Photo by Kevin Kissane

add 13 points to their total and Dryden generate 12, good

for a 25-21 lead at the halftime break.
When play resumed, Memphis widened the gap
some. Aided by a 14-10 third quarter edge, the
Yellowjackets went 39-31 with 24 minutes gone.
Dryden then put together a 25-7 fourth quarter rally, Capacs Kelsey Payne (L) and
Drydens Sam Peyerk looks for an open teammate in Almonts Meredith Rinke (R) battle
last Wednesdays non-league game versus Memphis. Dryden page 4-B for a rebound in Fridays clash.

Boys Basketball

Imlay City rolls to

win over Cros-Lex
By Kevin Kissane 19-12 third quarter edge.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor That left them holding a
56-40 lead with 24 minutes
IMLAY CITY elapsed.
Imlay City downed visiting Imlay City then out-
Cros-Lex, 78-55, in a Blue scored Cros-Lex 22-15

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Water Area Conference from that point on, finish-
varsity boys basketball ing off a 78-55 win.
meeting on Tuesday, Jordan Lesniak collect-
February 14. ed 22 points, including a
With the decision, pair of trifectas; and Reid
Imlay City goes to 8-7 and Bannister supplied 13, fea- Ethan Hall, of Almont, looks to finish off a fast-
7-3. Cros-Lex falls to 4-11 turing a pair of treys, to break in his teams non-league game Monday.
and 1-8. lead Imlay City. The

Almont rolls to win

In Tuesdays meeting, remaining Spartan points
Imlay City jumped out to a went to Mitch Allen (nine,
22-11 advantage after one with a triple), Griffin
quarter was done. Schirmer (eight), David ALMONT Almont Zach Revoldt (14
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Quarter two saw Cros- Hart (seven), Noah downed visiting Madison points, including three tri-
Lex hit for 17 points and Galbraith and Jose Heights Lamphere, 58-24, fectas) and Chase Kapron
Imlay City manage 15, Bartolomei Castro (six in a non-league varsity (11) led Almont that eve-
trimming their deficit to each), Travis Gould (a tri- boys basketball encounter ning. The Raiders also
37-28 at the halftime break. fecta) along with Bruce last Monday night. received points courtesy of
Reid Bannister, of Imlay City, goes up for a When play resumed, Bollini and Riley Bertram With the decision, Austin Watt (eight, featur-
shot during a game with Cros-Lex last week. Imlay City struck with a (two apiece). Almont improves to 14-3 ing a pair of treys), Drew
overall. Revoldt (seven), Eric Conn
(six) plus Jordan Bourdeau,
Zach Filinger, Garrett
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Boys Basketball

Almont holds off rival Yale, 48-429-1. Yale falls to 7-9 and When the action victory.
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 6-5. resumed, Yale padded Chase Kapron paced
In Tuesdays encoun- their cushion some. Almont with 17 points.
ALMONT Almont ter, Almont opened up a Thanks to 16-14 third He was given assistance in
handed visiting Yale a 10-7 lead after one quarter quarter advantage, the the scoring department by
48-42 setback in a Blue was history. Bulldogs went up by a Zach Revoldt and Austin
Water Area Conference Quarter number two 33-29 count with 24 min- Watt (seven points each),
varsity boys basketball would see Yale bounce utes elapsed. Eric Conn (five), Drew
encounter on Tuesday, back. Aided by a 10-5 Almont then put Revoldt and Ethan Hall
February 14. edge there, the Bulldogs together a 19-9 rally (four apiece) plus Clay
With the result, went ahead 17-15 at the during quarter number Schapman and Jordan
Almont moves to 12-3 and halftime break. four, pulling out a 48-42 Bourdeau (two each).

Dryden moves to 10-1 in NCTL play

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Photo by Kevin Kissane

rolled over visiting North
Huron, 69-33, in a North
Central Thumb League varsity
boys basketball matchup last
Friday night. Imlay Citys Travis Gould looks to distribute
With the result, Dryden the basketball in a game this past week.
improves to 15-3 and 10-1.
In Fridays matchup,
Dryden jumped out to a 23-7
advantage after one quarter
Imlay City gives Yale
was over with.
Quarter two saw Dryden
add 15 points to their total and
a conference defeat
By Kevin Kissane win when the last second
Carsonville-Port Sanilac gen- ticked off the clock.
erate five. That left them with Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Griffin Schirmer
a 38-12 halftime lead to pro- IMLAY CITY topped Imlay Citys scor-
tect. Imlay City earned a 53-38 ing attack with 19 points.
When play resumed, win at visiting Yales The Spartans also received
Dryden picked up where it left expense in a Blue Water points courtesy of Noah
off. Thanks to a 14-7 third Area Conference varsity Galbraith (17), Jordan
quarter edge, the Cardinals boys basketball meeting Lesniak (12), Jose
forged a 52-19 cushion with last Friday night. Bartolomei Castro (three)
24 minutes gone. With the outcome, and David Hart (two).
Dryden then outscored Imlay City goes to 9-7 and
Carsonville-Port Sanilac 8-3. Yale slips to 7-10 and
17-14 the rest of the way, 5-6. Dryden High School is
assuring themselves of a 69-33 In Fridays meeting,
triumph at nights end. seeking to fill a
Imlay City spotted Yale a
Jared Czape (13 points,
including a trifecta), John
16-15 edge after one quar-
ter was done.
Varsity/JV Volleyball
DelCampo (13), Justin Knox The middle two quar- Coaching Position
(12, featuring a pair of treys) ters saw Imlay City gener- for the 2017-18
and Sean Riley led Dryden ate 18 total points and Yale
with double figure outputs. season. Interested
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manage 10, leaving the for-

They were backed by Sam mer up 33-26 with 24 min- candidates should
Peyerk (eight points, with a utes elapsed. email the
pair of triples), Max Kage Imlay City then out- Athletic Director,
(five, including a trifecta), scored Yale 20-12 over the
Trey Raab (four) along with Dave Zauner at
final eight minutes of
Troy Antushevich and Ethan Evan Pocius, of Dryden, looks to score during his teams non-league action, good for a 53-38
Hyatt (two each). clash versus Memphis last week.

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Move: Board votes 5-1 Girls Basketball

to move to GTC league Dryden defeats
from page 1-B Athletic Director Brad

North Huron, 35-22

Robbins told the board the
of the current athletic situa- BWAC is a wonderful
tion. league however, Im not
Its in the best interest certain that is provides the
to make this move, best opportunities for our By Kevin Kissane points and Dryden manage
Manney said. student athletes. Tri-City Times Sports Editor one, good for an 11-4 lead
Jacob Witt, a senior at For many years, the dis- at the halftime break.
Capac Jr./Sr. High School, DRYDEN Dryden When the action
trict has seen its student
said the BWAC was no lon- earned a 35-22 win at resumed, Dryden fought
numbers drop and Robbins
ger a good fit for the Chiefs, visiting North Hurons back with a 13-4 third
notes that trend is expected
noting that the district has expense in a North Central quarter edge. That staked
to continue with projections
only claimed a handful of Thumb League varsity them to a 17-15 advantage
putting the grades 9-12 at

Photo by Kevin Kissane

league championships in girls basketball matchup at the time.
less than 300 within the
recent years. He notes that last Thursday night. Dryden then outscored
next four years. Their cur-
other students are dropping With the decision, North Huron 18-7 the rest
rent student population
out of sports because Capac Dryden moves to 5-13 and of the way, closing out a
stands at 400.
has struggled to score wins 4-9. 35-22 win.
Robbins said theres
against bigger districts. In Thursdays match- Jordan Peters (16) and
also considerations to be
Making the switch Capacs Cole Ramirez (L) and Cameron Mirling up, Dryden netted three Mia Sliman (11) led
made for athletes safety
will help younger kids and (R) look to stop a Brown City foe in a game last points during quarter num- Dryden with double digit
too, especially in sports like
give them a chance to play, fall. ber one as did North point totals. Kelli Schenkel
football. When playing
Witt said. Huron. and Hannah Peyerk added
against larger schools, Capac finds it hard to com- According to media Quarter two saw North four points each to the
pete physically. reports, the GTC voted to Huron generate eight Cardinals cause.
From a safety stand- admit Capac into the league
point, we cant match them
size-wise, he said.
Robbins also addressed
earlier this month.
The BWAC is currently
comprised of Algonac,
Yale slips past
concerns related
increased travel distances
to GTC districts. Member
to Almont, Armada, Capac,
Croswell-Lexington, Imlay
City, Richmond and Yale.
Imlay City, 39-35
schools stretch from Armada is the largest IMLAY CITY points and Imlay City
Memphis in the south to school in the conference Imlay City fell four points generate 18. That left
Harbor Beach in the north. with 708 high school stu- short when the final scores Yale with a 28-25 lead to
The football team trav- dents, followed by Yale were added up, dropping a protect with 24 minutes
eled to Elkton-Pigeon-Bay with 683 and Imlay City 39-35 verdict to visiting gone.
Port last fall to play the with 668. Yale in a Blue Water Area Yale then outscored
Lakers and earlier this GTC members include Conference varsity girls Imlay City 11-10 the rest
month, the basketball pro- Bad Axe, Brown City, Cass basketball contest last of the way, closing out a
gram trekked to Cass City. City, Dryden, Elkton- Friday night. 39-35 win.
It took the Chiefs two over- Pigeon-Bay Port Laker, With the result, Imlay Abby Schefka led
times to defeat their host, Harbor Beach, Marlette, City now stands at 7-11 Imlay City with 19 points.
but the team bus made it Memphis, Reese, Sandusky and 5-8. She was backed by
back before 11 p.m, Ubly, Unionville- In Fridays contest, Melissa Rahn (five
Robbins said. Sebewaing and Vassar. Imlay City spotted Yale a points), Haley Medrano
Additionally, Capac Dryden competes in the 9-7 edge after one quarter (four), Erika VanDerPloeg
Photo by Kevin Kissane

will still be able to play North Central Thumb was over with. (three) along with Drew
against BWAC teams like League in all varsity sports The middle two quar- Katkic and Kayla
Imlay City and Yale. but soccer. ters saw Yale manage 19 Louwsma (two each).

Almont drops road game

If we dont act and get Vassar is the largest dis-
ahead of it, the invitation trict currently in the GTC
A Capac defender looks to stop Brown Citys may not be there when we with 355 students, followed
Kory Wells during a game in the 2015-16 sea- really need it, Robbins closely by Bad Axe with ALMONT Almont pull away. Thanks to a
son. added. 354. wound up on the losing 7-6 third quarter advan-
side of a 37-25 outcome tage, the Cardinals forged
to host Kingston in a non- a 26-15 cushion with 24
Title: Almont boys stay league varsity girls bas-
ketball game on Tuesday,
minutes gone.
Kingston then out-

in hunt for BWAC crown February 14.

With the decision,
Almont slips to 8-9 this
scored Dryden 11-10
from that point on, secur-
ing a 37-25 victory at
from page 1-B The Raiders also received
points courtesy of Austin season. nights end.
break. Watt and Eric Conn (five, In Tuesdays game, Meredith Rinke paced
When the action featuring a trey, each), Kingston bolted out to a Almont with an eight-
resumed, Almont padded Clay Schapman (four), 12-4 advantage after one point performance. The
their cushion some. Zach Revoldt (three) quarter was done. Raiders also had Tyler
Thanks to a 10-9 third plus Chase Kapron and Kingston then fol- Kautz and Grace
quarter edge, the Raiders Jordan Bourdeau (two lowed it up with a 6-5 Zimmerman (four points
went up 32-25 with 24 apiece). second quarter edge, each), Jennifer Curtis,
minutes gone. Andrew Sams (18 increasing their lead to Paige Walton, Elizabeth
Almont then outscored points, with two triples) 18-9 at the halftime Kerby and Rachel Phillips
Capac 14-9 from that point and Jimmy Schroeder (14, break. (two apiece) plus Rebecca
on, finishing off a 46-34 including four trifectas) When play resumed, Measel (one) reach the
win. proved Capacs toughest Kingston continued to scoring column.
Drew Revoldt (14) and players to stop. Brent
Ethan Hall (11, including a
trifecta) led Almont with
double digit point totals.
Boers and Trevor Boers
added one point each to the
Chiefs cause.
Imlay City falls at
home to Cros-Lex
Photo by Kevin Kissane

IMLAY CITY 53-23 with 24 minutes

Imlay City dropped a gone.
62-33 verdict to visiting Imlay City then out-
Cros-Lex in a Blue Water scored Cros-Lex 10-9 the
Delaney Verschure, of Capac, pressures Area Conference varsity rest of the way, only to fall
Almonts Jennifer Curtis in Fridays game. girls basketball contest 62-33 when the final
last Wednesday night. scores were added up.
Almont: Hands Capac a With the decision,
Imlay City slips to 7-10
Abby Schefka paced
Imlay City with eight

setback in league play and 5-7.

In Wednesdays con-
points. The Spartans also
had Claire Thibodeau,
test, Cros-Lex charged out Drew Katkic, Kendall
from page 1-B each) along with Ashley to an 18-6 advantage after Sommer and Haley
Gibbs (one). one quarter was over with. Medrano (four points
from that point on, closing Alexys Anderson The middle two quar- each), Erika VanDerPloeg
out a 39-21 victory. paced Capac with six
Photo by Kevin Kissane

ters saw Cros-Lex amass (three) plus Alison Harper

Meredith Rinke topped points. The Chiefs also 35 total points, while and Melissa Rahn (two
Almonts scoring attack received points courtesy of Imlay City managed 17. apiece) reach the scoring
with 14 points. She was Delaney Verschure (four), That left Cros-Lex up column.
backed by Rebecca Measel Aubree Smith (three) along

Dryden falls to
(nine, including a trifecta), with Shelby Husovsky,
Capacs Jordan Hellmuth looks to pass as Jennifer Curtis (nine), Jona Mullin, Stacie
Almonts Clay Schapman defends in Fridays Paige Walton and DeGain and Emma
game. Elizabeth Kerby (three Shellenbarger (two apiece).

Webberville on road
DRYDEN Dryden established some much-
Prevails for returned from Webberville
with a 54-33 loss in a non-
needed breathing room.
Thanks to an 18-4 third
win, 56-46 league varsity girls basket-
ball contest on Tuesday,
quarter advantage, they
went up 41-24 with 24
February 14. minutes gone.
from page 1-B With the decision, Webberville then out-
pulling out a 56-46 victory. Dryden falls to 4-13 over- scored Dryden 13-9 the rest
John DelCampo (23 all. of the way, good for a
points), Max Kage (15, In Tuesdays contest, 54-33 victory when the
including a trifecta) and Dryden took a 14-12 edge final scores were added up.
Justin Knox (13, featuring after one quarter was done. Haylee Wolle (11
three treys) led Dryden The next eight-minute points, including a pair of
Photo by Kevin Kissane

with double figure point stretch saw Webberville net trifectas) led Dryden. The
outputs. The Cardinals 11 points and Dryden hit Cardinals also had Kelli
also had Sam Peyerk and for six. That staked Schenkel and Mia Sliman
Trey Raab (two points Webberville to a 23-20 lead (six points apiece), Jordan
each) along with Sean at the halftime break. Peters (four) along with
Riley (one) reach the scor- Drydens Justin Knox is pressured by a pair of Memphis defenders dur- When the action Hannah Peyerk and Lexi
ing column. ing a non-league confrontation last Wednesday. resumed, Webberville Seitz (three each) connect.

Competitive Cheer

Almont seventh, Imlay ninth in district The host school took 6 p.m. Calkins, Jayme Hein,
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor first place that day, thanks Seven other teams were Alexis Soave, Rachell
to a total of 783.82 points. a part of the district field. Sarles, Autumn Kwierant,
TRI-CITY AREA Notre Dame Prep (758.18 Their ranks consisted of Ashley Kroll and Sara
The Almont and Imlay City points), Cros-Lex (716.58), Algonac (702.5 points), Ranucci competed for
Competitive Cheer teams and Armada (706.7) Marine City (695.22), Almont.
pulled up seventh and rounded out the top-four Almont (682.1), Yale Makenna Schocke,
ninth, respectively, last schools. (666.68), Imlay City Gina Abbott, Hollie Rager,

Photo provided
Friday at a Division 3 dis- Those squads advance (657.98), Clawson (654.7) Paige Ruhlman, McKinzie
trict. to this Saturdays regional and Madison Heights Winget, Vicki McTaggart,
Richmond High School at Flint Kearsley High Lamphere (637.49). Jade Rivera and Samantha
is where the action unfold- School. The competition is Miranda Buehrle, Giovannangeli represented The Almont Competitive Cheer team pulled up
ed. slated to get underway at Jaclyn Buehle, Shianne Imlay City. seventh at a Division 3 district last Friday.

Capac cheer team takes a seventh

By Kevin Kissane Breckenridges total of their postseason path this (629.3), Sandusky (625.3),
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 759.76 points paced the Saturday at a regional host- Brown City (622.8),
field assembled. Merrill ed by Mason High School. Webberville (557.6) and
CAPAC The Capac took second, thanks to an The competition is slated Laingsburg (554.14) occu-
Photo provided

Competitive Cheer team output of 750.72 points, and for 6 p.m. pied places five through 12.
registered a seventh-place St. Louis (703.48 points) Eight other schools Hunter Smith, Morgan
finish last Friday at a and Memphis (703.44) competed at the district Woods, Karly Klug, Cassidy
The Capac Competitive Cheer team, shown Division 4 district hosted wound up third and fourth, level. Vassar (663.34 Tullio, Katelyn Demink and
here from earlier this season, ranked seventh by Breckenridge High respectively. points), Montrose (660.7), Alaina Pawlowski compet-
at a Division 4 district last Friday. School. Those squads continue Capac (649.92), St. Charles ed for Capac that day.

Sports In Brief Sports Schedule

The following youth Tuesday, February 14. Paige Abromaitis and Edson (six) plus Josh Boys Basketball Almont/North Branch
sports, junior high, ninth Jack Paupert and Blake Jackie Perry led Dryden Carver, Luke Forti and Friday, February 24 winner, 7:30 p.m.
grade, and junior varsity Kapron led Almont with 10 with four points each. Dominick Kirby (two Carsonville-Port Sanilac at Friday, March 3
recaps are provided to us by points apiece. The Raiders Jaylyn Peters, Emerson each). Dryden, 7:30 p.m. Finals- 7:30 p.m.
area coaches. If your teams also received points courte- Waite and Maria Ryan Dryden Junior Varsity Richmond at Almont, Class C districts hosted
results do not appear here sy of Colby Schapman and added two points apiece to Girls Basketball 7:30 p.m. by Brown City
remind your coach to pass Caleb Weigand (eight the Cardinals cause. Dryden vs. Peck Yale at Capac, 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 27
along the information by points each) plus Jacob Imlay City Ninth Grade February 13 Armada at Imlay City, Brown City hosts
7:30 p.m. Landmark Academy, 7 p.m.
calling 810-724-2615, or Korte and Nathan Kerby Boys Basketball Dryden-36 Peck-5
Tuesday, February 28 New Haven at Capac,
e-mailing it to kkissane@ (four apiece). Imlay City vs. Cros-Lex Game recap- Dryden
Imlay City at Capac, 7 p.m. or send it Dryden Junior Varsity February 14 downed Peck, 36-5, in a 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1
to us via fax at 810-724- Girls Basketball Imlay City-49 Cros- North Central Thumb Cros-Lex at Almont, Brown City/Landmark
8552. Dryden vs. Webberville Lex-44 League junior varsity girls 7:30 p.m. winner vs. Memphis,
Almont Ninth Grade February 14 Game recap- Imlay basketball game on 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball Dryden-20 City downed Cros-Lex, Monday, February 13. Girls Basketball Capac/New Haven
Almont vs. Yale Webberville-18 49-44, in a ninth grade Paige Abromaitis led Thursday, February 23 winner vs.Dryden,
February 14 Game recap- Dryden boys basketball contest on Dryden with 11 points. Carsonville-Port Sanilac at 7:30 p.m.
Almont-44 Yale-33 handed Webberville a Tuesday, February 14. She was backed by Kylie Dryden, 6 p.m Friday, March 3
Game recap - Almont 20-18 setback in a non- Hunter Medrano paced DeVlaminck and Jackie Friday, February 24 Finals-7 p.m.
turned back Yale, 44-33, in league junior varsity girls Imlay City with 18 points. Perry (five points apiece), Richmond at Almont,
a Blue Water Area basketball encounter on He was backed by Zack Laura Ellis (three) along 6 p.m. Boys and Girls Bowling
Conference ninth grade Tuesday, February 14. Blount (10 points), Melike with Maria Ryan and Yale at Capac, 6 p.m. Friday, February 24
boys basketball game on Kylie DeVlaminck, Thompson (nine), Ross Emerson Waite (two each). Armada at Imlay City, Almont, Capac, Imlay City
6 p.m. at Div. 3 team regionals,
Class B districts at Shore Lanes, St. Clair
Lakeville Shores, 10 a.m.
Sports and Standings Monday, February 27 Dryden at Div. 4 team
Caro vs. Cros-Lex, regionals, Richfield Bowl,
BOYS BOYS ASSISTS D. Navarro (C) 18 Dempz (A) 19 4:30 p.m. Burton, TBA
BASKETBALL G A Avg. Kulin (IC) 18 Harper (IC) 17 North Branch vs. Almont, Saturday, February 25
BASKETBALL Zimmerman (A) 16 16 1.0 Tyson (C) 18 T. Wheeler (C) 17 6 p.m. Almont, Capac, Imlay City
TEAM Kerby (A) 16 16 1.0 Hellebuyck (IC) 18 Spies (A) 17
STATLEADERS STANDINGS King (IC) 18 Stephens (IC) 14 Lakeville vs. Yale, at Div. 3 individual region-
J. Lee (C) 17 Burchi (A) 14 7:30 p.m. als, Shore Lanes, St. Clair
GIRLS Battani (A) 16 Pawlaczyk (IC) 13 Wednesday, March 1 Shores, 10 a.m.
Blue Water Area Conference
SCORING BASKETBALL C. Kruse (A) 12 G. Navarro (C) 13 Imlay City vs. Caro/ Dryden at Div. 4 individual
Team League Overall Rojas (IC) 12 Stephens (IC) 13
G P Avg.
Almont 10-1 13-3 TEAM Ferrante (A) 9 Wojie (C) 13 Cros-Lex winner, 6 p.m. regionals, Richfield Bowl,
Schirmer (IC) 15 196 13.1
Kage (D) 18 231 12.8
Imlay City 8-3 9-7 STANDINGS Arms (A) 8 Battani (A) 11 Lakeville/Yale winner vs. TBA
Capac 3-8 6-11 J. Morse (IC) 8 Mullins (IC) 10
T. Boers (C) 13 166 12.8 Blue Water Area Conference Querciagrossa (A) 8 D. Navarro (C) 10

Athlete of the Week

Sams (C) 11 140 12.7 North Central Thumb League Team League Overall Fritz (C) 7 J. Lee (C) 10
DelCampo (D) 18 201 11.8 Team League Overall Almont 6-6 9-9 D. Kruse (A) 7 Canelo (C) 9
Galbraith (IC) 13 146 11.2 Dryden 10-1 15-3 Imlay City 5-8 7-11 Rinke (A) 7 Arms (A) 8
Schroeder (C) 13 108 8.3 Capac 1-11 3-15 Moore (IC) 7 M. Wheeler (C) 8
D. Revoldt (A) 16 125 7.8 Powell (A) 7 Tyson (C) 8
Kapron (A) 16 123 7.7 North Central Thumb League Hausmann (A) 7 Hellebuyck (IC) 7
Z. Revoldt (A) 16 118 7.4 Team League Overall Rickman (C) 6 King (IC) 6
Knox (D) 18 131 7.3 GIRLS Dryden 4-9 5-13 B. Lee (C)
Mardlin (C)
C. Kruse (A) 6
Hall (A) 16 112 7.0
Lesniak (IC) 15 99 6.6 BASKETBALL Sullivan (A) 4
Hernandez (IC) 4 Quick Pins
STATLEADERS Scott (C) 3 Dempz (A) 8 secs.
REBOUNDING WRESTLING Phelps (A) 3 Trudo (C) 16 secs.
G R Avg. SCORING Pagano (A) 3 Harper (IC) 16 secs.
DelCampo (D) 18 142 8.4 G P Avg. LEADERS Klass (IC) 3 Burchi (A) 17 secs.
Schirmer (IC) 15 113 7.5 Schefka (IC) 19 238 12.5 Torres (IC) 3 Battani (A) 18 secs.
Rinke (A) 16 187 11.7 MOST WINS Martini (A) 2 Wojie (C) 18 secs.
T. Boers (C) 13 97 7.5 Stephens (IC) 41
Sommer (IC) 19 144 7.6 Dervishi (IC) 2 G. Navarro (C) 19 secs.
Kapron (A) 16 86 5.4 Trudo (C) 40
Zimmerman (A) 16 90 5.6 Moreno (C) 2 Shaw (IC) 19 secs.
Mullins (IC) 39 Camaj (A) 2 Dempz (A) 20 secs.
Harper (IC) 38 Imlay City senior
REBOUNDING Rager (IC) 1 D. Navarro (C) 20 secs. Dryden sophomore
STEALS Demara (A) 38 McCabe (IC) 1 Trudo (C) 20 secs. Jordan Lesniak netted Jordan Peters hit for 16
G S Avg. G R Avg. Shaw (IC) 37
Rinke (A) 16 192 12.0 Adamczyk (IC) 1 22 points in his basket- points in her varsity bas-
Sams (C) 11 27 2.5 Hampton (IC) 36 D. Morse (IC) 1
DelCampo (D) 18 40 2.4 Schefka (IC) 19 135 7.1 Pawlaczyk (IC) 30 ball teams win over ketball teams 35-22 win
Barragan (IC) 1
Walton (A) 16 65 5.4 Cros-Lex last week. against North Huron last
Hall (A)
Czape (D)
13 29 2.2
18 37 2.1
Spies (A)
Burchi (A)
Pope (IC) 1 Wrestling Team For his effort, Thursday.
Jackson (IC) 1
STEALS Wojie (C) 27 Standings Lesniak earns our Boys For her effort, Peters
ASSISTS G S Avg. T. Wheeler (C) 26 MOST PINS Athlete of the Week garners our Girls
G A Avg. Rinke (A) 16 62 3.9 Dempz (A) 26 Trudo (C) 29 Team League Overall honor. Athlete of the Week
Sams (C) 11 40 3.6 Measel (A) 16 52 3.5 G. Navarro (C) 25 Hampton (IC) 23 Imlay City 5-2 18-14 honor.
Castro (IC) 15 53 3.5 Zimmerman (A) 16 42 2.6 Canelo (C) 20 DeMara (A) 21 Capac 1-6 15-23
Z. Revoldt (A) 16 46 2.9 Kerby (A) 16 37 2.3 M. Wheeler (C) 18 Shaw (IC) 20 Almont 1-6 6-22 Be sure to pick up your t-shirt at the Tri-City Times office.

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of the minutes is available at the
and personal property from which,
onto which, or related to which, there
Section 6. Repeal.
The Township Board hereby
pick up. The bus must be removed
from Imlay City Community Schools
TOWNSHIP do will result in a judgment by default township hall during business hours. is an emergency response incident and repeals Ordinance No. 2004-12, property no later than 2:00 p.m.
ALMONT TOWNSHIP being entered against the Defendant. Karen A. Klos, Clerk service provided. All the foregoing adopted August 18, 2004. March 15, 2017
BOARD The land in issue in this action is 8-1 parties are jointly and severally Section 7. Effective Date. 8-2
described as: A PARCEL OF LAND responsible. This Ordinance shall take effect
REGULAR MEETING IN AND BEING PART OF THE Section 2. Liability for emergency 30 days after publication.
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE TOWNSHIP service fee. At a regular meeting of the DRYDEN
Meeting called to order by
Emergency Service Fees shall be
assessed against any responsible party
Board of Trustees for the Township of
Imlay held on February 15, 2017, COMMUNITY
Supervisor at 7:00 p.m. at 819 N. TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY, ORDINANCE NO. 2017-01 when the Township incurs costs and Clerk Liz Makedonsky moved for SCHOOLS
Main St., Almont, MI. Members MICHIGAN, PARTICULARLY An ordinance to permit the expenses under the following circum- adoption of the foregoing ordinance WILL RECEIVE SEALED BID
present were Supervisor Bowman, DESCRIBED AS: BEGINNING AT Township to recoup the costs and stances: and Trustee Michael Guerin support- PROPOSALS UNTIL MARCH 22,
Clerk Hoffner, Treasurer Kudsin, and A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF expenses generated by emergency a. Emergency Services provided ed the motion. 2017 AT 10:00 AM AT DRYDEN
Trustees Streeter, Groesbeck, Scott SAID SECTION 31, DISTANT N 0 service providers. for any accident, or fire involving, or Voting for: 5 COMMUNITY SCHOOLS,
Stroup, and Clay Stroup. The follow- DEG 21 00 E 508.85 FT FROM ITS THE IMLAY TOWNSHIP related to any vehicle, motor vehicle, Voting against: 0 DRYDEN HIGH SCHOOL 3866
ing actions were taken: 1)approved SOUTHWEST CORNER; THENCE BOARD HEREBY ORDAINS: trailer, aircraft, boat, snowmobile, The Supervisor declared the ROCHESTER ROAD, DRYDEN MI
consent agenda as presented, 2) EXTENDING N 0 DEG 21 00 E Section 1. Definitions. water craft, or implement of hus- ordinance adopted. 48428.
approved budget amendment. 501.49 FT, THENCE S 89 DEG 29 a. Controlled Substance. This bandry. For purposes of this ordi- Steve Hoeksema, THE PROPOSAL WILL BE
Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m. 48 E 882.41 FT; THENCE S 0 shall mean any substance defined nance, implement of husbandry Imlay Township Supervisor FOR A LED LIGHTING
Paul Bowman-Supervisor DEG 01 46 E 493.81 FT; THENCE within MCL 333.7212 of the Michigan shall be as defined by MCL 257.21 of Liz Makedonsky, PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE
Carol Hoffner-Clerk N 89 DEG 59 42 W 885.19 FT TO Public Health Code, as amended, or the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code. Imlay Township Clerk WITH BIDDING DOCUMENTS
8-1 THE BEGINNING. 10.0967 ACRES the Controlled Substances Act, 21 b. Emergency response to any Certification AND APPROVED
Tax identification number 44-009- USC 801 et seq, as amended; fire which could be set with a permit, Elizabeth Makedonsky, Imlay SPECIFICATIONS
STATE OF 031-017-00 commonly known as
1098 N. Summers Road, Imlay City,
b. Emergency Service Fee. This but for which a permit was not
Township Clerk, certifies that the
foregoing is a true copy of Ordinance
Dryden Community Schools
will not consider or accept a proposal
MICHIGAN Michigan 48444.
shall mean the cost incurred by the
Township, or billed to the Township, c. Emergency response to any No. 2017-01 which was enacted by received after the above-specified

Order signed: January 27, 2017
Nick O. Holowka, Circuit Judge
as a result of providing emergency fire which could be set with a permit,
but which becomes uncontrolled
the Board of Trustees of Imlay
Township at a regular meeting held on
date and time for Proposal submis-
services to a responsible person,
including but not limited to the fol- regardless of whether a permit was February 15, 2017.
At the above-specified time and
COUNTY OF lowing: obtained. Liz Makedonsky, place for receiving proposals, the
LAPEER 1. Personnel costs and d. Emergency response to an
illegal fire under federal, state or local
Imlay Township Clerk
Board of Education, acting by its des-
Riccardo Bongiorno and BERLIN expenses incurred by police, fire, law
enforcement or other emergency ser- law.
ignee, will publicly open and read all
timely-received Proposals. The
Ann Bongiorno, Plaintiffs TOWNSHIP vice providers (collectively referred e. Emergency response to an Board of Education reserves the rights
File No. l7-050502 CH BOARD MEETING to as emergency service providers), activity, event, or incident in violation to waive any irregularity or informal-
Ronald Dodd, Defendant SYNOPSIS or other persons, public or private, of federal, state, or local laws involv- IMLAY ity in its Request for Proposals
ing the use of fireworks.
There is no other pending or JANUARY 9, 2017 whom the Township engages to
respond to an incident or who respond f. Emergency response to a util- TOWNSHIP (RFP) process, to reject any or all
Proposals, to award Program compo-
resolved civil action arising out of the Meeting called to order at BUDGET PUBLIC
to an incident at the request of any ity line failure involving disabling of nents by component, group of compo-
transaction or occurrence alleged in 7:30pm by Supervisor Winn. Pledge
the complaint. of Allegiance recited. Members pres- emergency service providers. any transmission or service line, HEARING nents, or total Program, and to accept
John L. Lengemann P 16553 ent: Parks, Klos, Winn, Christian & 2. Other costs and expens- cable, conduit, pipeline, wire, or the The Imlay Township Board will the Proposal or Proposals which the
es incurred by the Township in pro- like used to provide, collect, or trans- hold a public hearing on the proposed Board determines will perform in the
Morrice, Lengemann & Miller P.C. Wittstock. January minutes approved.
viding the emergency service or port electricity, natural gas, water, Imlay Township budgets for the fiscal Districts best interests and will be the
Attorney for Plaintiffs Treasurers report approved. Fire
attempting to collect a fee related to sewer, communication, or electronic year April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 at lowest responsible bidder as required
202 East Third Street report given by Assistant Chief
the emergency service, including signals (including but not limited to the Imlay Township Hall, 682 N. by law.
Imlay City, MI 48444 Bonner: responded to 21 runs last
legal and engineering fees or litiga- telephone, computer, cable, televi- Fairgrounds Road, Imlay City, MI on Proposals are to be presented in
810-724-2565 month (none billable). Planning
tion costs and expenses. sion, or other electronic impulses); Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30 accordance with the RFP specifica-
ORDER TO ANSWER Commission report: worked on pheas-
3. Costs incurred in g. Emergency response related p.m. tions. For a copy of the RFP, visit
COMPLAINT FOR ant farm site plan - public hearing will to any release of hazardous materials;, the link
FORECLOSURE OF LAND be 3/2 at 7pm. Senior report: exercise accounting for emergency services
h. Emergency response to prop-
The property tax millage under the Business and Finance
including billing and collection costs.
CONTRACT every Tuesday (10am), cards every
4. Costs associated with erty or equipment owned by a railroad rate proposed to be levied department or interested parties can
At a session of court held Thursday (11:30am) and 39 attended
in the Courthouse for the potluck (every 4th Tuesday). Park deployment, including costs associat- or common carrier; to support the proposed pick up a RFP at the Dryden
1. Emergency response to Community Schools, 3866 Rochester
40th Judicial Circuit report: Easter Egg Hunt will be 4/9 at ed with dispatch and return of emer-
any building, vehicle or structure
budget will be a subject of Road, Dryden MI 48428.
gency resources.
PRESENT: THE HONORABLE 2pm. Discussed: lagoon tower, audits
c. Hazardous Material. This related to an investigation, arrest, sei- this hearing. There will be a walk through on
NICK O. HOLOWKA, approved, next board meeting will be Copies of the proposed budgets are
shall mean explosives, pyrotechnics, zure, or conviction involving con- Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:00
CIRCUIT JUDGE 3/6 and budget workshop will be 2/25
flammable compressed gas, flamma- trolled substances. available for public inspection at the AM. Please meet at Dryden High
This matter having been brought at 9am. Board member questions and
ble liquid, combustible liquid oxidiz- Section 3. Emergency service Imlay Township Hall. School, 3866 Rochester Road, Dryden
before the court on a motion of the comments: MSU clinic about medical
ing material, poisonous gas, poison- fees, expenses or charges. The Imlay Township Board will MI. Questions regarding the RFP
Plaintiff and it appearing to the court marijuana attendance, trash disposal
ous liquid, poisonous solid, irritating The Township Clerk shall pre- provide necessary reasonable auxilia- may be addressed to Dan Campbell
that Defendant must be served by rates will be going up and census will
material, etiological material, radioac- pare an invoice for emergency ser- ry aids and services, such as signers via email at
alternate service as provided by stat- be starting soon. Audience questions
tive material, corrosive material, vices and deliver the invoice by first for the hearing impaired and audio 8-1
ute and court rule; and comments: ham radio tower issue
liquified petroleum gas, or any other class mail to any responsible person. tapes of printed materials being con-
IT IS ORDERED that the on Fox Ridge discussion (will contin- The invoice is due and payable within
Defendant, Ronald Dodd, shall file
with this Court an answer to the
ue to work through it) and Ed Smith
from Congressman Mitchells office
hazardous material as defined by state
or federal law, including without limi- thirty (30) days of the date of mailing.
sidered at the meeting, to individuals
with disabilities at the meeting up to 7 GOODLAND
Complaint for Foreclosure of Land gave a presentation and offered his tation the Comprehensive Invoices not paid within thirty (30)
days of the date of mailing shall
days notice to the Imlay Township TOWNSHIP
Contract or take such other action as help if ever we need it. Motion to pay Environmental Response, Board. Individuals with disabilities NOTICE OF PUBLIC
Compensation and Liability Act, as accrue interest at the rate of twelve requiring auxiliary aids or services
may be permitted by law within 28 the bills made and accepted. Motion (12%) percent per annum. HEARING
amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq; the should contact the Imlay Township
Section 4. Appeal. Board by writing or calling the fol-
Toxic Substances Control Act, as
amended 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq; the Any person determined to be lowing: Liz Makedonsky, Imlay LAND USE STANDARDS

responsible for an emergency service Township Clerk, 682 N. Fairgrounds The Goodland Township
Resource Conservation and Recovery
fee may appeal that determination by Road, Imlay City, MI (810)724-8835. Planning commission will hold a pub-
Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6901 et
filing a written statement of appeal to lic hearing on Thursday , the 9th day

seq; the Hazardous Materials 8-3
the Township Board setting forth the of March 2017 at the Goodland
Transportation Act, as amended, MCL
reasons for the appeal. The written Township Hall, 2374 N. Van Dyke &
29.471 et seq; the Clean Air Act, as
Sons for a special land use approval
PUBLIC NOTICE defined by MCL 324.6502; the Water statement of appeal must be mailed to
under Section 4.03 N. of the Zoning
The Village of Capac, located at 131 N. Main St, Capac MI 48014,
Pollution Control Act, as amended, 33
USC 1381 et seq; and the Solid Waste
the Township Board within twenty-
one (21) days following the mailing DRYDEN Ordinance for an Ag Lime Storage on
being an Equal Opportunity Employer, will be accepting applications for Disposal Act, as amended, 42 usc of any invoice. The appeal stays pay- COMMUNITY 50 acres of property located at 1406
N. Van Dyke Rd. The property is
a temporary part-time position of Bookkeeper/office clerk until Friday,
March, 3, 2017. It is preferred that applicants have previous experience in
d. Release. This shall mean any
ment until a final determination by the
Township Board. The Township
SCHOOLS identified as tax parcel number
governmental financing and accounting, BSA accounting program, Word, actual or threatened spilling, leaking Board shall make a final determina- INVITATION TO BID 44-009-032-001-00 and is zoned
and Excel. The Village of Capac reserves the right to accept or reject any tion on any appeal within thirty-one Dryden Community Schools Agriculture/Rural Residential. You
pumping, pouring, emitting, empty-
or all applications. (31) days of the filing of any appeal will sell one used School Bus. 2000 are encouraged to attend this public
ing, discharging, injecting, leaching,
This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and its determination shall be in writ- Bluebird 72 passenger DT466E hearing. Any interested person may
dumping, or disposing into the air,
Crystal Potter ing. engine with 146,075 miles by sealed appear or be represented at the hear-
soil, ground water or surface water.
Capac Village Clerk Section 5. Other remedies. bid with a $1200 reserve. The bus will ing to make comments or ask ques-
e. Responsible Party. Means any
7-2 Default in payment shall be col- be sold as is and the District provides tions regarding the proposal special
individual, firm, corporation, limited
lectible through proceedings in dis- no warranty. The bus may be inspect- land use. Written comments can be
liability company, or any other legal
trict court or in any other court of ed by appointment only. Contact submitted to the Township Clerk at
entity responsible in whole or in part
competent jurisdiction. In addition, Brian Badder at (810)-724-9852 for 2374 N. Van Dyke Road, Imlay City,
for causing the need for emergency
Michigan 48444 prior to the hearing.

service, or any person receiving emer- the Township shall have any and all additional information. Bids should
other remedies provided by law for be submitted on School form only. Mavis A. Roy
gency services, or any owner, tenant,
the collection of these charges. Bids to be opened March 7, 2017 at Goodland Township Clerk
occupant, or party in control of real
PUBLIC NOTICE 2:00 p.m. at Imlay City Community
School Board Office. All sales are
Goodland Township
Lapeer County
Mussey Township March Board of Review will be in session at the
Mussey Township Hall. 135 N Main, Mussey Twp. Michigan 48014 on
the following dates:
ATTICA TOWNSHIP cash or certified/cashiers check upon 8-1

Monday, March 13, 2017 9:00a.m. 1:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. 7:00P.M.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:30p.m. 8:30p.m. The Board of Review will meet at the Attica Township Hall (4350 Pep-
permill Rd. Attica, MI) on:
Appeals will be heard by appointments. Please call 810-395-4915
If you are unable to make an appointment for the Board of Review, Monday, March 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
you may appeal by mail to: Board of Review, P.O. Box 118, Mussey and The Imlay Township 2017 March Board of Review will meet at the Im-
Township, Michigan 48014. All mail appeals must be at the Township Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon & 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. lay Township Hall 682 N. Fairgrounds Road, Imlay Township, on Tuesday,
Hall by 4:00p.m. March 14, 2017. March 7, 2017 at 1pm for the Organizational Meeting. The Imlay Township
Organizational meeting, March 7, 2017 10:00 a.m.
The tentative ratios and factors are provided by the St. Clair County Board of Review will hear taxpayers appeals and protests on Wednesday,
Protest letter prior to March 13, 2017 March 15, 2017 from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm and on Thursday, March
Equalization Department. The ratios and factors indicate the amount of
increase/decrease in the 2016 assessed value of each class of property and TENTATIVE RATIOS & ESTIMATED MULTIPLIERS 16, 2016 from 1pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm. Protests by mail will be reviewed
are as follows: if received by March 18, 2016. Poverty Exemption application and Veterans
TENTATIVE Exemption applications can be picked up at the Imlay Township Hall.
Agricultural 49.66 1.00000
Agricultural 49.88 1.00240 Industrial 49.73 1.00000 CLASS RATIOS MULTIPLIERS
Commercial 49.18 1.01667 Residential 49.81 1.00000 Agricultural 42.19 1.18511
Industrial 46.95 1.06496 Personal 50.00 1.00000 Commercial 48.07 1..04015
Residential 45.32 1.10327 Industrial 54.03 0.92541
Personal Property 50.00 1.00000 7-2 Residential 48.33 1.03455
Personal 50.00 1.00000
Steve Hoeksema
Imlay Twp Supervisor


The Lynn Township March Board of Review will meet at the Lynn
The March Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at
Township Office, (810) 387-3358, 13995 Yale Road, Lynn Township, 8:30 a.m. for its Organizational Meeting at City Hall, located at 150 N. Main NOTICE FOR MARCH, 2017
Michigan 48097 on the following dates and times. St., Imlay City, MI 48444.
The Board will organize and review assessments on Tuesday March THE BERLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW WILL MEET ON
The March Board of Review will hold hearings pertaining to assess-
7, 2017. The Board will hear protests from property owners on Monday THE FOLLOWING DATES AND AT FOLLOWING LOCATION: BER-
ments on:
March 13th and Wednesday March 15th. You may protest in person to LIN TOWNSHIP SENIOR CENTER LOCATED AT 740 CAPAC RD.,
the March Board of Review during the time periods listed below. Letter Monday, March 20, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ALLENTON, MI.
appeals are accepted in person or by mail at the office of Lynn Town- Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 5:00 PM
ship. Letter appeals must be received in the office prior to March 15th MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017 APPEAL HEARING FROM 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
2017. Lynn Township will provide necessary auxiliary aids and services The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers necessary to compute in- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 APPEAL HEARING FROM 3:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
to individuals with disabilities upon 5 business days of written notice. dividual state equalized values are as follows:
March 7th 6:00p.m. Organizational Meeting CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers necessary to compute indi-
AGRICULTURAL 49.93% 1.00000 vidual State equalized values are as follows:
March 13th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
COMMERCIAL 48.37% 1.03370
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
INDUSTRIAL 45.55% 1.09769 Ratios Multiplier
RESIDENTIAL 46.75% 1.06952 Agricultural 49.98 1.00000
March 15th 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
PERSONAL PROPERTY 50.00% 1.00000 Commercial 48.96 1.02124
6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Industrial 47.90 1.04384
For those residents and non-residents that are unavailable for personal Residential 45.97 1.08767
The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers necessary to compute
appearance to the review board, written appeals will be accepted. Written Personal 50.00 1.00000
individual state equalized values are as follows:
appeals should be mailed to: March Board of Review, 150 N. Main St., Im-
William Winn,
lay City, MI 48444, and must be received by the Board of Review at City
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER Secretary, Board of Review
Hall by 12:00 p.m. on March 21, 2017.
Agricultural 49.11 1.00000
Americans with Disabilities Act: Individuals with disabilities requiring
auxiliary aids or services should contact the City Clerk by writing: City of
Imlay City, 150 N. Main Street, Imlay City, Michigan 48444 or by calling
(810) 724-2135. These meetings are open to all members of the public
Personal 50.00 1.00000 PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICES AT (810) 395-4518 AT
under Michigans Open Meetings Act.
8-2 7-3

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Business Directory: Interested individuals must be able to perform electri-
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maintenance in support of manufacturing production.
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12:00 noon, for 1x1 ad. other appropriate test equipment. Restore system op-
erating PLC programs, HMI programs, and verify cor-
rect software revisions/editions. Read interpret and
Business Hours: update PLC ladder programs, electrical blueprints,
Store Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm;
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Imlay City 125-pounder Luke Stephens (L) battles it out with Montroses Reese Wallis in their title
bout last Saturday at a Division 3 regional. Stephens won the match by an 8-7 score.

States: Four grapplers

continue on to states Chris Byrnes
Bob Riehl
from page 1-B General Manager New Car Manager

bringing home a first-place

finish each. Stephens
reached the championship
clash at 125 pounds where
he registered a 8-7 triumph
against Montroses Reese Tim Wilcox Jeff Riehl
Wallis and Shaw gained Commercial Truck
admittance to the 285-
pound title bout where he

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Capac 130-pounder Anthony Trudo (R) won his
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Almont 103-pounder Jack DeMara (top) took Sales Sales
fourth in his weight class at regionals. MSRP $32,520 MSRP $35,580


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