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Wednesday, June 6, 2018



144th Volume - Issue No. 23

Hope for all

who battle
Imlay City grad goes
from rock bottom to
Grads celebrate recovery outreach
Ceremonies held By Maria Brown
around Tri-City area,

File photo
...see page 5 & 6 TRI-CITY AREA — Six years ago addic-
tion wiped it all away—a six-figure salary, nice
The Cancer Crusaders make their way around the midway track at the Eastern house on a golf course, season tickets to
Michigan State Fairgrounds during prior Relay for Life. Michigan games and a young

2018 ‘Relay for Life’

family. It also nearly took
Patrick Patterson’s life too, but
“God would not let me go,” the
1998 Imlay City grad said.
Today he believes God

June 9 in Imlay City

saved his life for a reason—to
help lift others out of addic-
tion’s despair, and important
people are taking notice. Patrick
Patrick will share his story Patterson
Fundraiser kicks off at Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. at the June 14 Families Against
have raised a total $7,748. She said donations of Narcotics meeting in Lapeer
By Tom Wearing
Capac title Other top fundraising any size are welcome and and talk about the work he’s currently doing through the Blue Water Recovery and Outreach
teams, thus far, include will be used to fund continu-
IMLAY CITY — The Hawaiian Dreamers, Team ing cancer research and for Center in Port Huron.
Chiefs secure 1st place ••••
Div. 3 baseball win, Lapeer County Relay for SUPERHope, Rays of Hope, patient care programs.
Life returns to the Eastern West Deerfield United Live music will be pro- “Addicts wake up in the morning and don’t
...see page 17 Michigan Fairgrounds on Methodist Church, The Ellis vided throughout the day, want to be addicts. It is not a fun life. I hated to
Saturday, June 9. Angels, First Congregational and all are invited to bid on see the sun rise,” Patrick said of his addiction.
The annual American United Church of Christ and donated items in this year’s Like many others, it started with prescribed
Cancer Society fundraiser Perseverance. ‘silent auction,’ which runs pain killers and transitioned to heroin.
kicks off with the traditional The top individual fund- from 3-5:30 p.m. “All roads lead to heroin. That sounds terri-
opening ceremony at 10 a.m. raiser is Lisa Hunter, who Fun for kids, too ble but that’s it in a nutshell.”
As the fundraising pro- has thus far raised $1,019. For children in atten- Patrick said it took him two years to even
cess winds down, organizers Other individual leaders are dance, organized games, a
continue to welcome new Mary Woody, Allen bounce house and other Addiction page 8
teams, individuals and orga- Weingartz, Karen Hart, activities will be available.

On solid
nizations willing to help Annette Ferrett, Pat Arnaud, And to honor local U.S.
wage the war against cancer. Dianne Blakely, Daniel military veterans, a Veterans

Cool runnings Thus far, participating

Lapeer County Relay teams
Dennis, Jeff Weingartz and
Dorothy Dennis.
Lap has been scheduled for
5:30 p.m.

have raised more than Event Chairperson Karen In keeping with Relay
Crowd turns out for Polly $23,000 for the cause. Hart encourages all commu- for Life tradition, special
Ann Run/Walk on Sat., Listed at the top of this nity members to stop by the laps will be dedicated to
...see page 24 year’s fundraising teams are fairgrounds on Saturday to cancer survivors and care-
perennial leaders, Ray C’s, show their support for givers, starting at 6 p.m.
with $8,685; and Team friends, neighbors and loved
Weingartz Warriors, who ones affected by the disease. Relay page 8
Lapeer County Community
Foundation program to
create savings account for
county’s kindergarteners
By Tom Wearing


County Community Foundation wants to

A&W to open
ensure that all kindergarten students get off on
the right financial footing.
And what better way to accomplish that
New eatery in Almont goal, asks LCCF  Executive Director Nancy
to greet customers, Boxey, than to provide each child with his/her
...see page 3 own bank account.
This week, Boxey discussed the LCCF
Board’s intent to create and fund a Child
Savings Account (CSA) program for all Lapeer
File photo

County children upon entering kindergarten.

She said the program will be “universal”
TIMES Imlay City alumni Mitchell Jones created the original Wall of Honor back in
and “automatic” for all children entering kin-
dergarten who reside within a Lapeer County
2015. Thanks to a donor, the display has been updated and will be unveiled at
ONLINE the All-Class Alumni Reunion on June 16.
school district service area.
“The LCCF has committed to seeding all

Wall of Honor part of

kindergarten student accounts with a minimum
of $25 during the three-year commitment.”
Savings page 8

All-Class celebration
Imlay City alumni invited to special event at high
school on June 16 during new Busker Fest weekend
By Maria Brown on Saturday, June 16 at Cost is $12 per person for
The Tri-City Times Imlay City High School. lunch.
is printed on Doors open at noon and the Organizers are making
recycled paper IMLAY CITY — luncheon begins at 12:30 plans for a special program.
Calling all Spartan alumni! p.m. followed by a program In addition to the usual hon-
Photo provided

All former Imlay City stu- at 1 p.m. ors, like bestowing golden
dents and graduates are Any alumni who plan to diplomas to the Class of
invited to reunite this June attend are asked to send in 1968 and presenting Half
during the Michigan Busker their reservations by June 8 Century membership cards
Fest. The Alumni to Alumni Secretary Marilyn to the classes of 1967 and Almont’s Orchard Primary School kin-
Association will host their Swihart at 174 Melanie dergarteners listen as teacher Lisa
biennial All-Class Reunion Blvd., Imlay City, MI 48444. Landerschier reads story.
Honor page 8
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DOWNTOWN Multiple charges filed in domestic incident

ST. CLAIR COUNTY Castillo had assaulted his Castillo called, saying reckless discharge of a

ocal IMLAY
— The Bruce Township girlfriend and his 62 year- Castillo was trying to get firearm, assault and bat-
man accused of assaulting old mother, before running back into the home. tery, domestic violence,
L his girlfriend and shooting out of the home. Once Deputies called for the malicious destruction of a

up a car in Berlin Township outside, he is accused of Sheriff’s Office Special building, under $200 and
last weekend has been for- firing shots Response Team. The SRT breaking and entering

mally charged. at a vehicle sent a robot into the home, without owner’s permis-
According to Sheriff that was to look for Castillo, who sion.

Tim Donnellon, 41 year- parked in was believed to still be He is being held at the

old Christopher Castillo the yard. armed with a handgun. St. Clair County

eggs was arraigned in Judge Deputies Castillo was located in the Intervention and Detention

FA bread
Cynthia Platzer’s district w e r e basement of the residence Center on a $75,000 cash/
t y

courtroom on May 29. unable to and arrested without inci- surety bond. Castillo is
Deputies from the St. l o c a t e dent. due back in court for a pre-
Clair County Sheriff’s Christopher Castillo at Castillo is charged with trial hearing on June 11.


Capac Days calls

Office were first called to that time.
Castillo’s girlfriend’s A second

house in the 16000 block call came from the resi-
of Tubspring Road at about dence shortly after 2 a.m.

Fresh Honey
11:30 Saturday, May 26.
Deputies determined that
Sunday morning. The 48
year old girlfriend of
for photo entries
Syrup Start Your By Maria Brown
Starting tomorrow,
June 7, entries for both
Search contests can be entered at

CAPAC — Photo con- the Capac Library.
For the test time in Capac has For the Cutest Baby
Perfect arrived. This week, entries
are being accepted for the
Contest, 4x6 photos featur-
ing a baby from birth to
Cutest Baby Contest and two years-old will be
“Anything Capac” accepted.
at Photography Contest in For the Anything Capac

 anticipation of Capac Days.

contest, entrants are asked
to submit an 8x10 image.
Voting for both contests

runs from June 12-28.
The winners from each
for Old Gold
MAY 17-OCTOBER 18 will be announced on
Saturday, June 30 at 4 p.m.

1:00-6:00 PM  WE BUY on the festival’s Main

Stage. The top vote getters
will receive a $50 gift card.
Corner of Third and Main Streets
•  • Silver Coins The two-day event is
slated for June 29-30.
810-724-2135 • Gem & Diamond For more information,
Check out our new Specialist
contact the Capac Chamber
of Commerce at capac-

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A&W set to open Monday, June 18

New Almont eatery to provide more than 40 jobs for locals
By Tom Wearing On Monday, June 18, north of the village limits. Mike Vinckier, Jr., who business owner Mike The eatery is located on will manage the A&W for
Vinckier will officially property Vinckier owns in his dad, said the restau-

Photo by Tom Wearing

ALMONT — The long open his new A&W restau- front of his Vinckier Foods/ rant’s public opening
wait is nearly over. rant on Van Dyke (M-53), Ace Hardware businesses. begins on 10:30 a.m. on
June 18 and runs through
10 p.m.
“This is a brand-new
venture for us and we’re A familiar site to root beer lovers everywhere,
very excited and happy to Almont’s new A&W will open on June 18.
be teaming up with A&W,”
said Mike Jr. “We believe established by his father. “We’re still accepting
A&W is a great fit for us “My dad has always applications and resumes,”
and for our local commu- stressed to me the impor- he said. “Individuals inter-
nity. tance of treating people ested in joining our team
Vinckier Jr. said the right and taking care of our may apply in person at the
restaurant will feature a customers,” said Mike Jr. A&W or at Vinckier
drive-thru and indoor seat- “That standard will contin- Foods.”
ing to accommodate 56 ue at the restaurant. He said inquiries may
people. “We see our role as also be made online at:
He added that an out- being part of the commu-
door patio will be available nity,” he continued. “That contact

Photo by Tom Wearing

for customers wishing to means giving back to the Grand opening later
dine outside when weather people who support us.” Vinckier Jr. said a tradi-
conditions permit. Vinckier Jr. estimated tional “grand opening”
He noted that the res- that the business will need celebration of the
taurant will operate under to hire more than 40 new A&W will take
Mike Vinckier, Jr. will welcome customers to the new A&W located in the same business philoso- employees, dependent on place sometime later this
front of Vinckier Foods/Ace Hardware in Almont. phy and high standards customer response. summer.

Capac tables vote on medical marijuana facilities ordinance

Council votes 4-2 to postpone decision on opt-in first company to express
interest in building a com-
before,” Nemecek said.
Representatives from
before voters in November.
Republican leaders in
By Maria Brown regulations overall. medical marijuana users mercial grow and process- King Midas did not attend Lansing say adopting the Legalizing marijuana at won’t likely go through the ing facility in Capac, could Monday’s council meeting. measure would allow them
the state level could “blow process to obtain a card but be in question. The compa- Only a handful of residents to amend it to more closely
CAPAC — On everything out of the opt to purchase cannabis as ny’s CEO Matt Roman has were in attendance and two align with the current medi-
Monday, the village council water...we’ll have no choic- a recreational user. The said his business would spoke in opposition to cal marijuana licensing
decided to table a vote on es. With an ordinance, we’ll proposed ordinance before create 284 jobs with an adoption. After discussing law.
adoption of a medical mari- still have some structure in the village now would only average salary of $62,000. the matter at length, the In recent months, resi-
juana facilities ordinance. place,” council member allow for medical marijua- It’s estimated the village council voted 4 to 2 to table dents have filled council
Members reviewed the Mary Klug said. na facilities. Both Francis would see more than $3 the vote. Bruce Lawrence meetings to mostly express
revised ordinance and stat- Attorney Al Francis and council member Joe million in additional prop- and Patti Weyhrauch cast their opposition to medical
ed they were satisfied with said it’s likely marijuana Nemecek noted that in erty tax revenues over a 12 dissenting votes and Paul marijuana facilities. At the
the language but some said growing operations would other states where recre- year period from the pro- Libkie was absent. urging of opponents, the
they had concerns. Much of still be highly regulated if ational use was decriminal- posed business. According to media council created and distrib-
that discussion centered on elected leaders did vote to ized, the price of marijuana “This sounds like a reports, the Michigan law- uted a survey last month
how moves within the state loosen the law; instead, has dropped. all sounds ter- makers had until yesterday that showed a slight major-
legislature to legalize recre- issues of supply and If that’s the case, the rific but I’m not 100 per- (June 5) to approve a citi- ity of registered voters were
ational marijuana could demand could become economic benefits prom- cent sure that it will hap- zen-initiated ballot them- in favor of allowing such
impact medical marijuana more pertinent. Francis said ised by King Midas, the pen. We’ve been burnt selves or allow it to go businesses.

Projects ongoing in area

Orange barrels dot roads in Lapeer, St. Clair counties
By Maria Brown straight onto what is now ly scheduled to be com- Dorrow Road to reach pleted in 2017 when the
Imlay City Road. county resurfaced two
IMLAY TWP. — The project is estimated miles of Imlay City Road
Work has begun on the to cost $575,000 with 90 from the city limits to
intersection safety project percent of the cost being Dorrow Road but officials
at Dorrow and Brown City covered with federal funds. opted to push that work
roads. The contract was awarded into 2018.
Destain Gingell, a high- to Nicol and Sons, Inc. Elsewhere in the Tri-
Photo by Maria Brown

way engineer with the Gingell said the road is City area motorists can
Lapeer County Road closed to through traffic but expect to see orange road
Commission, said crews will reopen by July 4 with a barrels this summer when–
will be taking out the curve final completion date of •crews start on drainage
at the two roads and install- July 20. work and a new surface
ing a t-intersection in its Traffic is currently overlay on Rochester Road A stretch of Brown City Road will be closed to through traffic between
place. being detoured via M-53 between Bordman and Imlay City and Church roads until early July while crews create a t-inter-
As a result, traffic from and Bowers Rd. Dryden roads in Dryden section at Brown City and Dorrow roads.
Brown City Road will flow The work was original- Township
•surface overlay work Rd. from the city limits to

Lovely Lilacs
is done on Almont Road, the north end of the ceme-
Road work in St. Clair County between Kidder Rd. and
the St. Clair County line in
tery using recycled tire
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Road commission offi- Almont Twp. Various aggregate
cials said motorists can expect intermittent lane clo-
sures on several roads this week as part of a fog seal-
•Attica Road, between
Summers and Blacks
resurfacing will also take
place on Five Lakes, like on Mackinaw Island
ing project. Corners roads, is crushed Bishop, Sandhill, Hollow
and reshaped in Imlay Twp. Corners, Sutton, Bowman
In Berlin Township:
• Dryden Rd., from Lapeer County line to Capac Rd.
Gingell said bicycle lanes
will also be added.
and Rider roads.
Gingell said the road For
• Hough Rd. from Capac to North roads
• North Rd. from Bordman to Hough roads
•Sutton Rd., between
Lake Pleasant and
commission planned to
meet with contractors late Color
last week to determine start
• Belle River Rd. from Berville Rd. to Memphis
village limits
Rochester roads, is crushed
and reshaped along the dates for many of these &
Attica/Dryden Twp. projects.
In Mussey Township:
• Downey/Bryce Rd. from Imlay City to Miller roads.
border. He added that addition- Aroma
•crews begin recon- al projects will likely be
struction of Fairgrounds added to the list.

A DTE wire fire lights up early morning sky All Lilac Bushes

25% OFF
By Tom Wearing wires were burning on West Fortunately, Horton that they might come down Fourth Street behind the said, the primary (high and energize the railroad
old Gibbard grain elevator. voltage) wires never came track system.”
IMLAY CITY — “The Edison pole was down as he had feared. Horton said Imlay City
Imlay City firefighters had on fire, with wires hanging “I was concerned the firefighters remained at the
30% OFF
barely rested their heads on and the cross arms burned wires would come down scene until shortly before 4
their pillows Wednesday off,” said Horton. and energize the metal roof a.m., when a DTE crew
night, when they were “We had several reports on the garage,” he said, “or arrived at the scene.
awakened by the sound of of transformers popping Good June 6 thru June 12
an alarm early Thursday and sparking, which took
morning, May 31. several minutes to investi-
Fire Chief Rick Horton gate,” he continued. “I
said firefighters were dis- believe the pole on fire on
patched at around 12:33 Fourth Street was the insti-
a.m. to reports of “trans- gator of the problem.”
formers blowing and lost Horton added that the
Photo provided

power” in the western por- burning pole sent hot 3903 VAN DYKE • ALMONT
embers down on a nearby (at corner of Dryden Rd.)
tion of the city.
Horton said an immedi- garage, which was closely
ate investigation by fire monitored by responding Wires on fire caused power outages for a num-
officers revealed that utility fire crews. ber of Imlay City area residents late last week. OPEN DAILY! Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm; Sunday 9am-6pm
Page 4-TRI-CITY TIMES-JUNE 6, 2018

Imlay City goes purple

Rotary Club again donates flowers for ‘Purple for Polio’ program
IMLAY CITY — Once Rotary International’s lon- Rotary clubs through-
again the Imlay City Rotary gest standing and most sig- out the world have planted
Club has sponsored the nificant efforts. Along with purple gardens as a repre-
purple flowers found in partners, Rotary has helped sentation of the purple dye
containers along Third immunize more than 2.5 that is placed on a person’s
Street and Almont Avenue billion children against finger when they have been
in downtown Imlay City. polio in 122 countries. immunized against the dis-
This is the thrid year “The Imlay City DDA ease. Currently less than 30
the Club has sponsored the is greatly appreciative of known cases of polio exist
‘Purple for Polio’ program the Rotary Club for once in the world (Afghanistan

Photo provided
in the hopes of raising again providing the funds and Pakistan).
awareness of the world- for this initiative,” says The Polio Plus initia-
wide effects of the polio Walker, who is also the tive has reduced polio cases
disease, says Rotary Club director of the DDA. “The by 99.9 percent worldwide Volunteers from the Imlay City Rotary Club, Heritage Church’s Young
President Dana Walker. flowers add beauty to our since Rotary’s first project Adult Group and Imlay City Florist help plant purple flowers in contain-
She says the eradica- streetscape while promot- to vaccinate children in the ers in downtown Imlay City.
tion of polio is one of ing the end of polio.” Philippines in 1979.
For as little as 60 cents, against this crippling dis- tion regarding Rotary and be found at www.endpolio.

Sellers: Only 3% Commission

a child can be protected ease for life. More informa- the Polio Plus initiative can org.

• We split the fee and still pay the buyers agents through MLS
• Full services provided
Farm Bureau agent celebrates first year
By Tom Wearing office at 144 E. 3rd St.
• No hassle contract--cancel anytime Attendees included
fellow downtown business
Why pay 6% when you can get better services for only 3%? IMLAY CITY — On owners, Imlay City offi-
Thursday, May 31, Farm
KEEP MORE OF YOUR EQUITY! Bureau Insurance Agent
cials and Smith’s co-work-
ers, friends and family
Paula Smith celebrated members.
her one-year anniversary Light refreshments
in downtown Imlay City. and tours of the facility
To mark the occasion, were provided to those on
Alex Lengemann
Licensed Real Estate Broker Smith and Imlay City hand.

Photo by Tom Wearing

Chamber of Commerce Following acknowl-
810-664-1819 • email: Director Teresa Gormley edgements from Gormley,
collaborated on a ribbon Mayor Walt Bargen and

Your Local Agent

cutting/open house at the City Manager Tom Youatt,
Smith reciprocated their
Retire flags for support and kind words.
“I love doing business
Farm Bureau Agent Paula Smith (center) pre-

- for -
pares to cut the ribbon during a Chamber cer-
Flag Day
in Imlay City,” said Smith, emony acknowledging her one-year anniver-
Call Me For

“and I’m very happy to be sary of operations in downtown Imlay City.
A Quote! here at this downtown loca-
tion. I appreciate the sup- “I sell it all,” said through Fridays.

— Local veteran port of the community.” Smith. “Home, life, auto, For questions or to
groups are currently Smith is a “multi-line” business, farms, retire- make an appointment, call
collecting torn and agent, thus offering her ment, IRAs and annui- the office at 810-724-

faded American flags customers a full range of ties.” 6407, or on her cell phone
in anticipation of insurance products and Business hours are 9 at 810-614-6402. Or email
upcoming Flag Day services. a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays

retirement ceremo-
Collection boxes
can be found in Imlay
City at the VFW Post
GASS-BECKER INSURANCE (behind the Tri-City
Times offices, 594 N.
Almont Ave.) and at
50-year shingles for similar price of most 30-year shingles
798-3946 395-4366 678-3655 Library in Almont. 810-625-5983 •

Photos may
as a jpeg or other
attachment; indicate
‘Father’s Day
Photo Contest’
in the subject line,
or mail entries to the
editor at P.O. Box 278,
Imlay City, MI 48444.
Photos will NOT be
returned, please
do not send originals.
Photos will be published
in future issues of
the Tri-City Times.

Entry deadline is 3 pm on
Monday, June 11th and must
include name,
phone number
and e-mail address

‘Daddy & Me’

(if applicable)
of entrant and
identification of persons
in photo (left to right).
Please indicate the best
way to be contacted as well.

Winners will be notified by
Friday, June 15, 2018

Page 5-TRI-CITY TIMES-JUNE 6, 2018

Carson Malhado
addresses the
class of 129
Imlay City grad-
uates while
school board
members Doug
Van Dyk, Kaylee
Kaeding, Jim
Preisel, Supt.
Dr. Stu Cameron
and Principal
Brian Eddy look

Photo by Maria Brown


Photo by Maria Brown

Emerson O’Brien stops to hug teacher Hilary
Jacobsen after receiving a white tulip—the class
flower—from Jacobsen and fellow class sponsor
Katie Dye.

Imlay City
High School
presents the Class of


Photo by Maria Brown

Photo by Maria Brown

At the urging of Imlay City Principal Brian School Board President Sharon Muir presents a
Eddy, graduates stood to applaud their family from a photographer’s view diploma to Imlay City graduate Sydney Riester on
and friends in attendance. Sunday.

Photo by Maria Brown

Photo by Maria Brown

Friends Katana Valle-Sloane, Cameron Jeffries, Leslie

Santaella, Kaylee Keeley and Allison Keeley were all
Imlay City Spartan Harmony and soloist Cecilia Bonfiglio performs ‘Already Home’ from the smiles before Sunday’s commencement ceremonies
Wizard of Oz during Sunday’s 2018 graduation ceremony in the high school gym. in Imlay City.

Celebrating their
big day are 2018
Almont High
School graduates

High School
(front) Samantha
Weidner and
Paige Walton; and
(back) Kevin
presents the Class of Heim, Nathan
Thomas, Drew

Revoldt, Jacob
Wendorf and
Zach Filinger.

from a photographer’s view

Photo by Tom Wearing

Photo by Tom Wearing

Photo by Tom Wearing
Photo by Mary Corbin

Almont High School’s Class of 2018 vale- Olivia Hovis, Sean Fitzgerald and Graduating seniors Emma Johnson, Faith Heatley, Taylor
dictorian and salutatorian, Kevin Heim Mackenzie Wrobel discuss post-gradua- Hoffner and Maddie Lee are all smiles at their commence-
and Meredith Rinke, pose for a celebra- tion plans prior to Sunday’s commence- ment exercises held Sunday in front of hundreds of sup-
tory photograph. ment exercises in Almont. porters in the high school gym.
Photo by Tom Wearing
Photo by Tom Wearing

Families, friends and supporters of the 115 graduates from Almont High Almont classmates James Ostrander, Colby Querciagrossa, Austin
School’s Class of 2018 begin filtering into gymnasium before ceremony. Faris and Chris LaFramboise contemplate the present and future.
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Photo by Denise Bednaryczk

Photo by Denise Bednaryczk

Photo by Denise Bednaryczk
Valedictorian Clyde Killingbeck
and Top Ten grad Emily Daniels Sidney Birkett, Delaney Verschure and Morgyn
await commencement exercises in RJ Thompson and AJ Geoit hand off sunflowers after com- Kipper are all smiles on graduation day at
Capac on Sunday. mencement exercises at Capac High School on Sunday. Capac High School.

High School
presents the Class of
Photo by Denise Bednaryczk

Photo by Denise Bednaryczk

Capac High School graduates Jada Willis, Tiffany
White, Logan Vanlerberghe, Dayja Townsend and Jamy
Tackett take their seats in anticipation of Sunday’s com-
mencement exercises.
from a photographer’s view
Members of the Capac High School Class of
2018 move tassels on caps to signify the suc-
cessful completion of their high school years.
Photo by Denise Bednaryczk

Photo by Denise Bednaryczk

Valedictorian Clyde
Killingbeck addresses
classmates at gradua-
tion ceremony in Capac High School Class of 2018 poses for photo at commencement Eric Cardenas smiles for camera as he awaits
Capac. exercises on Sunday. commencement exercises in Capac on Sunday.

High School
Photo by Liz Makedonsky/StudioE Photography

presents the Class of

Members of the Dryden High School Class of 2018 pose for group photo after celebrating their gradu-
ation on Sunday.
from a photographer’s view
Photo by Liz Makedonsky/StudioE Photography
Photo by Liz Makedonsky/StudioE Photography

Schools Supt. and Members of the Dryden Jr./Sr. High School Class of 2018 celebrate their
Salutatorian Kaylin Norman and Valedictorian accomplishments with traditional cap toss after commencement exer-
high school principal
Kayleigh Hudson make way down aisle during cises on Sunday.
Mary Finnigan
Sunday’s commencement exercises in Dryden.
addresses grads and
their families.

Dryden senior
Photo by Liz Makedonsky/StudioE Photography

Carl Austin
Miller Grondin
Photo by Liz Makedonsky/StudioE Photography

along with
bandmates at
ceremony in
Dryden on

Graduating seniors mark the moment by moving their tassels from right
to left during commencement exercises in Dryden on Sunday.
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STEMM grads pave way

Thirteen graduate from new Lapeer County Academy
TRI-CITY AREA — equate to approximately 83 school. Darin Ronne from
The STEMM Academy of college credits per student, North Branch high school
Lapeer County celebrated which is a savings of earned a Dean’s Scholarship
its first successful cohort of $24,000 each. for four years in the amount
graduating students. The students are study- of $3,000 per year. Alexa
On Wednesday, May 9, ing nursing, mechanical Finley from North Branch
thirteen students from engineering, game software was awarded a one-time
Imlay City and North development, information $4,000 scholarship from
Branch high schools com- technology, health science the Flint Rotary.
pleted their early college technology, sterile process- The STEMM Academy
experience in an impressive ing, radiography technolo- is available to students
fashion. gy and business. from all five local schools
The thirteen students Additionally, the fol- in Lapeer County, however

Photo provided
collectively completed lowing five STEMM students that attend are pri-
1,079 college credits from Academy students earned marily from Almont, Imlay
Baker College of Flint. Baker College’s four-year City and North Branch high
They also managed a 3.18 Regents Scholarship in the schools. Both Dryden and
Thirteen students from Imlay City and North Branch high schools are the
GPA as a group. What is amount of $6,000.00 per Lapeer have an early col-
first to graduate from the new STEMM Academy of Lapeer County.
additionally impressive, the year: Mitch Bonner, lege at their high schools.
students earned $309,000 Brennan Bower, Autumn The STEMM Academy
in savings for the tuition Fusero all from North has two models that stu- at the same time. Both programs offered at the Ed Students and parents
and textbooks that was paid Branch high school and dents can enroll in: models allow students to Tech Center are aligned can learn more about
for by the STEMM Matthew Dahn and Abigail “Traditional” and “CTE continue their high school with a college program at enrolling in the STEMM
Academy. These numbers Evard from Imlay City high Blend.” The traditional experience a fifth year MOTT Community Academy by contacting
model is where the first where they will have the College. Dawn Mosher, Advisor at
cohort enrolled and pro- opportunity to earn 24 col- A sincere thank you to (810)245-3983. Students
Relay: Fundraiser kicks vides the opportunity to
earn the greater amount of
lege credits and textbooks
at no cost.
Baker College’s advisor
Mr. Geoff Gruenberg for
must enroll by the fall of
their junior year in high
off at the Fairgrounds college credits. The CTE
Blend model is designed to
The STEMM Academy
is extremely fortunate to
his assistance and guidance
to all the students.
school to be eligible for the
fifth year experience.
from page 1 I find it very rewarding to encourage the students to have Mott Community
Light snacks will be pro- know that we are helping attend a Career & Technical College join as another post
vided participants at 6:30 find a cure,” said Hart. “I Education (CTE) program secondary option for its
p.m. have met so many nice and receive college credits students. Most of the CTE
Luminary ceremony people. Somehow, your
problems aren’t so bad
At dusk (around 9:45
p.m.), Relay organizers when you see and hear oth-
ers tell their stories of how
Savings: Foundation to
create account for kids
will host the Luminaria
Ceremony, a ceremony of cancer has affected their
remembrance and hope. lives.
“Relay gives me the from page 1 The Program
Organizers say the cer- Coordinator would be
emony is a way to honor unique opportunity to cele-
brate the lives of those She noted that begin- required to dedicate a min-
both survivors and those ning in the spring of 2019, imum of one year to the
who have lost the battle to who have battled cancer; to

Facebook photo
remember loved ones lost; the CSA program will program, working Monday
cancer. become available to through Friday from 9
Karen Hart said she and to support the
American Cancer Society. approximately 1,000 chil- a.m.-5 p.m.
and her daughter, Leah, dren enrolled in public and The individual would
joined the Relay for Life “My favorite part of Imlay City native Patrick Patterson will share
Relay,” said Hart, “is hear- parochial schools or who be provided an annual
team in 2003 after her hus- are homeschooled. gross income allowance of his recovery story with the Lapeer County FAN
band was diagnosed with ing the bell ring as survi- Chapter next week and talk about the work
vors walk past.” “It is anticipated that in $12,277, along with either
cancer. three years more than an Education Award of he’s done to help others through the Blue
After serving as a team To make a donation to Water Recovery and Outreach Center.
the 2018 Lapeer County 3,000 students will have $5,920, or an “End of
captain for many years, individual savings accounts Service” stipend of $1,800.
Relay for Life, visit the
Hart moved to the posi-
tions of entertainment chair website or contact Karen
Hart at 810-656-8771.
established in their names
to help in financing their
They may also qualify for
the Public Service Loan
Addiction: community through
and “lead chair.” from page 1 Located at The Center
post-secondary education,” Forgiveness Program and
“It is a lot of work, but admit he had a problem of Port Huron, the facility
said Boxey. travel and relocation allow-
and another 2-3 years features an activity center
She added that the ulti- ances.
with a big screen tv and
Honor: Alumni invited mate goal after three years
is to establish a continuing
Boxey said the
CSA Program Coordinator
cycling through rehab and
relapses. pool table and they provide
assistance for things like
All-Class celebration endowment program.
“It is our goal to have
the program fully endowed
would work to develop and
launch the CSA program in
Lapeer County, whose ulti-
“I was beautiful at
manipulating people. My
life became a never-ending
resume writing and inter-
view coaching. They also
from page 1 district on designs for the host daily support group
to provide for continued mate goal is to “help lie,” he said of his actions
Wall and hand-cut all of meetings. Recently the
1968, an unveiling of the sustainability for future reduce poverty and create a as an addict.
the vinyl lettering for the health department opened a
renovated Military Wall of generations,” she said. college-bound identity In late May 2016,
names. Rob met with satelite office in The
Honor is planned. Boxey noted that seed countywide.” Patrick decided he didn’t
school officials to discuss Center too.
Created by Imlay City money for the CSA endow- The deadline to apply want to be an addict any-
their vision for the new “We are a one-stop
grad Mitchell Jones as part ment program would come for the position is Monday, more and planned to end
Wall, and then went to the resource center for those
of his Eagle Scout project from a portion of a June 18 at 5 p.m. his own life.
design board to generate living in recovery and
in 2015, the Wall of Honor $150,000 gift bequeathed Interested candidates “It got to a point where
images for the Wall panels. seeking recovery,” Patrick
features panels that list to the foundation from the should submit resumes and I could not escape this
He came back to the said.
Imlay City alumni who late Sandra DuPont. cover letters to Lapeer addiction. I couldn’t get
schools with some incredi- Outside of The Center,
served in the armed forces. A former teacher, med- County Community out of this trap that I was
ble designs, incorporating BWROC members give of
Those panels were hung in ical technologist and com- Foundation, ATTN: Nancy in,” he recalls.
insignia of the branches of their time in an array of
a hallway outside of the munity volunteer, DuPont Boxey, 235 W. Nepessing He bought a large
the military, and tasteful, ways—from providing
high school’s gymnasium. passed away in December. St., Lapeer, MI 48446. Or quantity of heroin and
and very visually appealing labor to re-roof a home to
“Over the course of the “After speaking with email to: nboxey@lapeer- planned to overdose in his
background imagery,” helping boost hepatitis A
following few years, more her husband, Kent, we are car.
Cameron noted. vaccinations through the
and more individuals saw making certain Sandra’s County falls short “God wouldn’t let me
The new panels feature health department.
the Wall and began to legacy will be honored by Boxey believes that die. I fell asleep before I
hand-cut vinyl letters that Patrick said he and fel-
reach out to the school and designating $100,000 of giving the county’s young- could inject the whole
are replaceable in case a low addicts have attended
to the Alumni Association those funds to establish an est children a proverbial thing. I tried several
correction is needed. recent resource fairs with
to provide additional endowed fund for the “leg up” is critical if times...the process repeated
Cameron said as more health department officials
names of relatives and Lapeer County CSA (child Lapeer County children are itself for two days. Finally,
names are submitted for where they’ve had success
friends who qualified for savings account) program. not to fall behind those in I walked to a hospital and
inclusion, the district will reaching out to individuals
recognition. A number of “These funds will pro- other Michigan counties. asked to be admitted. That
collect them and add them most at risk for contracting
individuals were able to vide hope and opportuni- “Lapeer County has was the beginning of the
to the wall the week of the disease. Their efforts
provide information to ties for our youngest stu- struggled to develop a col- end,” he said.
Veteran’s Day each year. helped the health depart-
assist the schools in mak- dents to dream of and pur- lege-bound culture,” Eventually he came to
“This truly was a team ment grow their vaccina-
ing the Wall more accurate, sue post-graduate educa- Boxey said. “More than Vision Quest in Port
effort between a (former) tion numbers from 40 to
and suggestions came from tional opportunities.” 72% of county residents Huron, a transitional hous-
student, the school district, 100 from one fair to the
alumni and community Boxey added that the over the age of 25 do not ing program for those bat-
the Alumni Association, next.
members to consider add- remaining $50,000 from hold a degree or certificate. tling drug and alcohol
and a local business. It’s a This week, BWROC
ing other elements to the DuPont’s bequest will be “County residents are addictions. Patrick stayed
great example of how one officials, including Patrick,
Wall, including special designated to the Lapeer not served by any in-resi- there nine months and
student’s idea can blossom will receive a proclamation
designations for Gold Star County Medical Fund in dence community college then, with the connections
into something that is truly from the city of Port Huron
veterans,” said Imlay City support of scholarships to or university,” Boxey he had formed there,
a source of school and for ‘Outstanding
Schools Supt. Dr. Stu students pursuing careers noted. “Nor are there any helped grow the Blue
community pride,” Citizenship in the
Cameron. in the medical field. certificate granting trade or Water Recovery and
Cameron said. Community.’
The original nature of Boxey explained that technical schools located in Outreach Center less than a
The reunion also fea- In his role as Director
the Wall made it challeng- the CSA’s can be added to the county.” year ago.
tures a popular quilt raffle. of Operations for BWROC,
ing to add or amend names through private family con- Boxey pointed out The new center’s con-
Two quilts, featuring Imlay Patrick is spreading the
on the wall so the Alumni tributions and continuing other statistics that are cept is garnering attention
Association and school City Schools themed for what they’ve been able word about the success of
philanthropic growth and negatively impacting stu-
district began exploring t-shirts, will be up for to accomplish in 10 short the organization and seek-
will become available to dent success in Lapeer
options to have it regener- grabs. Swihart said this is months. ing out financial support.
students in the form of County.
ated. John Gonzales, a the second year Alumni The Blue Water He’s given presenta-
scholarships upon gradua- They include Lapeer
1967 graduate and U.S. Association members cre- Recovery and Outreach tions to county and state
tion from high school. County’s medium house-
Army veteran, donated ated the custom quilts. Center (BWROC) is a officials and hopes the
“The money can be hold income of $35,870,
funds for the project. The Proceeds from the raffle community organization BWROC model can spread
used for any kind of con- compared to the Michigan
association—namely their benefit the association’s that seeks to help recover- to other corners of the
tinued learning,” average of $49,087 and
secretary Marilyn Swihart- scholarship fund. ing addicts re-enter society state.
said Boxey. “Whether it be National average of
and school officials teamed “Last time the bidding with an array of recovery •••••
for college, a trade school, $51,084; and the high rate Lapeer County’s
up to create a comprehen- was quite intense,” Swihart cosmetology school or of families eligible for free support services in affilia-
said. Families Against Narcotics
sive list of veterans before whatever field the student and reduced lunches. tion with Vision Quest. chapter meets the second
turning to a local business, Later that day, the wishes to pursue.” Overall, 61% of Lapeer Participants come to
Class of 1968 will get Thursday of the Month
The Print Shop, to create Key post to be filled County students qualify Blue Water after complet- from 7-9 p.m. at St.
new panels. another chance in the spot- For the program to suc- for free and reduced ing treatment and they Matthews Anglican
“Rob Webb who works light when they take part in ceed and sustain itself over lunches. College enroll- can stay for up to six Church, 220 W. Nepessing
at The Print Shop contact- the Busker Fest parade the long term, Boxey said ment for economically months. Street, in Lapeer.
ed the schools about the which starts at 5 p.m. the Foundation will need to disadvantaged students “Every day we volun- For more information,
project. As a veteran, he “As is tradition, the hire an AmeriCorp VISTA within six months after teer and go to meetings. call (810) 728-2033 or
was very excited about it, Alumni Association will CSA Program Coordinator graduation fell 11% in It’s all about non-stop email
and even volunteered his escort that float through to represent Lapeer 2016-2017, from 55.2% engagement,” he said. lapeer@familiesagainstnar-
own time to work with the the streets,” Swihart said. County. to 44.2%. “We ingrain you in the
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Carson Brandon Melissa Anastasia Skye Sydney Erika Abby Owen Zachary
Malhado Pries Vaughn Melnik Verschure Riester VanDerPloeg Schefka Bickel Hellebuyck

Spotlight on Imlay City’s Top Ten graduating class

IMLAY CITY — A his junior year. During his earns her degree, she hopes person in Anastasia’s life is chemistry. The most influ- Salvation Army Ringer.
large number of schools no high school career, Brandon to attend Michigan State her mother, Anne Marie. ential person in her life so Sydney has been
longer use the traditional has played percussion in University to be a veteri- “She is the one who inspired far is her mother, Autumn employed at Hungry
classification of the Spartan Marching nary surgeon. me to have a strong work Culliton. “She has encour- Howie’s Pizza since March
Valedictorian and Band, Wind Ensemble, Thus far, Melissa states, ethic and to always be kind aged me to do my best in of this year. She plans to
Salutatorian; many other Mutt Jazz Band and Belle “the most influential people to everyone as negativity everything I do and I’ve attend Michigan State
schools are moving in that Valley Community Band. in my life are my parents and rudeness gets you used that to get where I am University where she will
same direction. At Imlay Brandon is percussion first and my teachers, as well. nowhere. She is the sweet- today.” study pre-veterinary medi-
City High School, we chair in band and drumline They have inspired me to est person and I am so Sydney Riester has cine. She aspires to attend
believe the distinction to be section leader his junior become what I want to be. grateful for her being my attained a 3.99205 grade the Michigan State College
an important one, and one and senior years. He has Mr. Jeff Gartrell is always number one supporter in point average during her of Veterinary Medicine
worthy of recognition. qualified twice in 2017 and inspiring.” everything I dare to do.” high school career. Her par- graduate program to pursue
In 2007, the guidelines once in 2018 for the Attaining a 4.00000 Skye Verschure has ents are Lee-Ann and Scott a field in large animal sur-
for qualification and selec- MSBOA First Division grade point average is attained a 4.00000 grade Riester of Imlay City. gery or equine practices.
tion for these distinctions District Solo and Ensemble Anastasia Melnik. point average over her four Sydney is a member of The most influential
were reviewed to empha- Festival; participated in Anastasia is the daughter of years of high school. She is the National Honor Society, people in Sydney’s life are
size performance on the 2017 and 2018 for the Ann Marie and Maxim the daughter of Autumn serving as secretary and her youth pastors, Dave and
ACT or SAT examination MSBOA First Division Melnik of Imlay City. Culliton and Michael leader of the blood drive Cidney Krist. She states,
and to reward students for State Solo and Ensemble She is a member of the Verschure of Imlay City. committee during her “They constantly set a
attempting the most rigor- Festival; qualified every National Honor Society Skye has been on the senior year. She is a mem- Godly example for me and
ous course schedule possi- year for the MSBOA First serving as publicist on this “All A’s Honor Roll” dur- ber of Class Council and encourage me.”
ble. The guidelines were Division District Band organization’s executive ing her entire high school has been secretary for all Attaining a 3.99205
designed to more closely Festival; qualified for the board for the 2017-18 career. She is a member of four years of her high grade point average is
align them with those used last three years in the school year. Anastasia has the National Honor Society school career. Sydney is Erika VanDerPloeg. Her
for special distinction at the MSBOA First Division been on the “All-A’s Honor serving as historian for two also a member of the Kids parents are Denise and Lee
university level through the State Band Festival. Roll” for her entire high years and as head of the vs. Cancer Club, Quiz Bowl VanDerPloeg of Attica.
Phi Beta Kappa system. Brandon also qualified for school career. She has fundraising committee dur- and Recycling Club. She is Erika is a member of
This system was also the last three years for the received individual teacher ing her senior year. She has a member of the Spartan the National Honor Society
adopted by the Detroit MSBOA District III Honors awards for anatomy, physi- received many awards dur- Marching Band and is sec- serving on the Red Cross
News Scholar program and Band. He is a member of ology and was named in the ing her high school career, tion leader for the flutes/ Blood Drive Committee
is currently used by the the varsity Quiz Bowl team Tri-City Times as an including Certificate of piccolos during her junior and on Class Council serv-
Blue Water Area Conference serving as captain during Academic All-Star recog- Merit, Science, Math, and senior years. ing as treasurer her senior
to determine its highest his junior and senior years. nizing her as a “Top 10 Language Arts, Spanish Sydney has received year and representative her
academic honors. The team qualified for the Academic Senior.” She has and Citizenship. During her awards during her high junior year. She is also a
The Imlay City High State Quiz Bowl played clarinet in the junior year, Skye received school career for member of the Spanish
School Class of 2018’s co- Tournament during his Spartan Marching Band the Society of Women Citizenship, Girls State Club in 2015 and 2016, the
valedictorian is Carson sophomore and junior years and Wind Ensemble for her Engineers award as the top Attendance and Voice of Yearbook Club in 2017 and
Malhado, who carries a and the National Quiz Bowl entire high school career. math and science student. Democracy Essay. She is a the Environmental-
4.00000 grade point aver- Tournament during his Anastasia plans to She volunteers for many varsity volleyball member Recycling Club for her
age. Carson is the son of junior year. Brandon is also attend the University of groups including the and received the M.I.V.C.A. entire high school career.
Tricia and Howard Malhado a member of the History Michigan-Flint and major Salvation Army as a bell Individual All Academic Erika was a math mentor
of Imlay City. Club, Spanish Club, in biochemistry. After grad- ringer and assisting at Award for 2017-18. Sydney for incoming freshmen at
He has been on the “All Environmental Club and uating, she plans to attend North Pole Night, Family was on the Blue Water Area Camp Overdrive and assist-
A’s Honor Roll” during his the Chemistry Club. medical school to be a doc- Math and Science Night Conference All-Academic ed with little league volley-
entire high school career. In addition, Brandon is tor possibly specializing in and other events within the team for her junior and ball during her junior and
Carson is a member of the a four- year member of the anesthesiology or neurolo- school district. senior years in volleyball. senior years. She has also
National Honor Society varsity cross country and gy. After medical school, Skye will be attending She has participated in and been a classroom volunteer
and Class Council serving track and field teams serv- Anastasia would like a resi- either the University of volunteers for her church at the elementary school,
as treasurer during his ing as captain for both. He dency working under Michigan-Flint or the nursery team, youth group assisted Little League
senior year for both. During was named Blue Water another doctor who special- University of Michigan- café team, youth group Basketball and Relay for
his high school career, he Area Conference Honorable izes in her chosen field. Ann Arbor in the fall and greeting team, as a flute
played tenor saxophone in Mention in cross-country The most influential will pursue a degree in tutor, Victory Day and a Top Ten page 16
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also attended Boy’s State He will be attending

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Outpatient care on the rise at counseling center

County alcohol & information center issues annual report coverage for low income
persons who don’t qualify
Anglebrandt detailed
how the program met all
of the Lapeer County
Health Department and is
By Maria Brown admissions in the last cal- Medicaid insurance and for Medicare. of their goals and objec- a member of Region 10 endar year, compared to now are back to no insur- The services offered tives in 2017 and spelled PIHP (Prepaid Inpatient
446 the prior year. On the ance and Block Grant by AICC include individ- out what they hoped to Health Plan).
LAPEER COUNTY flip side, they had more funding,” AICC Director ual, group and family accomplish in 2018 According to their
— The county’s Alcohol active clients and outpa- Todd Anglebrandt wrote counseling, a Marijuana including helping enhance website, no AICC clients
Information and tient units of service in in his report. Awareness Program, life regional substance use are denied treatment due
Counseling Center 2017, the latter increased More immediate skill and parenting class- disorder programming, to their financial situation.
(AICC) saw fewer clients six percent over the prior impacts to that increase es, among many others. make facility improve- They do accept third party
in 2017 compared to 2016 year. can also be attributed to April saw the most ments and stabilize agen- insurance plans that pro-
but overall, they provided “AICC has still seen new programs, like addi- admissions but by their cy funding. vide coverage for outpa-
more hours for outpatient an overall increase in ser- tional work with juvenile per quarter evaluation, the In addition to tient therapy. A sliding
services. vices provided over the court and administering agency saw their highest Anglebrandt, the AICC scale fee is used for those
According to the agen- past decade. A contribut- more Community activity in the third quar- program employs three without insurance cover-
cy’s 2017 annual report ing factor for the increase Corrections programs in ter. Anyone who is consid- full-time therapists, an age.
given to county commis- in services may be that 2017. ered abusive or dependent account clerk and three For an assessment
sioners in early May, the consumers are losing their Healthy Michigan on alcohol or drugs are part-time staff members. appointment, contact
AICC recorded 392 Healthy Michigan Plan or Plan provides health care considered for admission. It’s considered a division AICC at (810) 667-0234.

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Imlay City DDA welcomes Stockwell Embroidery to @150 Pop

By Catherine Minolli “Stockwell Embroidery Stockwell. commemorative items are Stockwell Embroidery is to rent one of the vacant has a location in Capac and The company also also available, as are med- located at 150 Bancroft buildings located within
is excited to test the market offers engraving on gifts als for sports and other Street (behind Gem & the DDA district.
IMLAY CITY — A in downtown Imlay City,” such as lighters, plaques, events. Diamond Specialists) in The facility at 150
new business will celebrate Walker says in a press dog tags, name tags, med- Stockwell offers Heath downtown Imlay City. Bancroft is about 950
its grand opening this release. “Owners Kaelin als, and more. Press Vinyl t-shirt decals The @150 Pop pro- square feet with two
Saturday, June 9 at the and Leila Stockwell are Students and parents for personalized designs, gram is designed to sup- entrances. The program’s
@150 Pop building on Imlay City residents and seeking varsity jackets will school spirit items, and port entrepreneurs and inaugural business was
Bancroft Street. thrilled to be part of the find them at Stockwell more, as well as travel small businesses by offer- Castle in the Sky
Dana Walker, director community.” Embroidery as well. The mugs for companies, ing the facility rent-free for Bookstore, which vacated
of the Imlay City Downtown Stockwell specializes services include school school spirit items, or other a period of up to six the location earlier this
Development Authority, in embroidery on jackets, logo, sports participated in, personalized uses. months. The goal is to cre- spring.
announced that Stockwell hats, blankets, shirts, baby student name, year, and All are welcome to ate an opportunity to make For more information
Embroidery is the new ten- items and more. patch and medal attach- come out to the Ribbon money, make adjustments, about @150 Pop and other
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Our Opinion Letters from our readers...

Elks have Child ID event Sat., June 9
Some 1.3 million chil- Order of Moose #2433 will about your child, burns it local media, radio and
dren disappear every year be holding a Free Child ID all on a CD for you to put shared with other law
in the United States. Law event on Saturday, June 9 away for safekeeping in enforcement agencies.
enforcement confirms that from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the case of an emergency For more information,
the first 48 hours are imper- the Moose Lodge, 2190 N. (the information is not contact any Lapeer Moose
ative for locating a missing Lapeer Road. saved in the i.d. system). Lodge officer or volunteer
child. There is no time to The Child ID system Should your child become at 810-667-8906.
waste. Are you prepared electronically fingerprints, missing, your CD can be —Lapeer Loyal Order
for such an emergency? photographs and records given to law enforcement of Moose #2433
The Lapeer Loyal pertinent information for immediate airing on Lapeer

Almont Memorial event well attended

We would like to considerable talents to our freedoms. sailors, airmen and
acknowledge and thank all annual program at Burley Kudos also to band Marines.
of the Almont High School Park. members Gerard Knittel Through your shared
Band members who joined We want to extend our and Freddy Thompson, participation, Memorial
us last Monday to honor sincere thanks Almont who performed a heartfelt Day 2018 turned out to be
those Americans who sac- Band Director John rendition of Taps. one of our best-attended
Special dads deserve rificed their lives in service
to our country.
Reinhard, who instills in
his students an apprecia-
We would be remiss to
not thank all of the indi-
ceremonies in recent mem-
special recognition These young people
took time away from fami-
tion for the freedoms we
enjoy as Americans; and
viduals and families that
turned out on a hot and
Thanks to all.
—Almont American

lies and friends on respect for those who gave steamy Monday morning Legion Post #479
e know the area is filled with spe- Memorial Day to lend their their lives to protect those to honor our fallen soldiers, Almont
cial dads, grandfathers and father
figures so we’re hoping to high-
light them in time for Father’s Day, June 17.
They don’t care about common folk
We’re once again hosting a Father’s Day Dere Mr. Editer: I was agreed with thet. come up with a reasonable bout the common folk. I
I apologize fer not I’ll tell you Mr. Editer solution to most of the told all the boys thet. They
photo contest called ‘Daddy & Me.’ being consequent and givin thet the people I talk to are problems facin this country. was agreed and it was on
Whether it’s a selfie of you and Dad or you the minutes of the jist fed up with politicians But our politicians can’t fer thet note the metin was
Grandpa, or a candid shot captured by weekly metins of the Spit of all stripes tellin us one some reason. Methinks its adjourned.
someone else, we’d like to see it in our con- & Whittle Club. But, thars thing when they want our cause they are beholden to Yrs. truly,
a purty good reason why. vote but thin fergettin money and power and jist —Celery City Charlie
test. The boys have all bin so everything once the elec- don’t give a rat’s hind-end Imlay City
Entries must include the name, address, upset with whats bin goin tion is over. I even sat down
phone number and email address (if applica-
ble) of the contact person and a brief identi-
on in this country thet I
couldn’t report the lan-
guage they’ve bin using.
and took the time to write
my congressman Mitchell.
He talks a good game but
Team supports Bizon
fication of the persons pictured left to right The Lapeer Indivisible mon ground that will
Old Tom sed thet I jist we’ll see how he votes and
in the photo. Please do not send original or had to get back to writin to even if he writes me back. Team has voted to endorse bring our communities
one-of-a-kind vintage photos as entries will you and he’d allow as how I told the boys thet one Kimberly Bizon for the back together.
not be returned. Photos may include a I could clean up the lan- of my biggest concerns was US House of Congress in For these reasons
guage. Sort of rewrite the thet our country was chan- Michigan’s 10th district. and more, we believe
father, grandfather or any other father-fig- Kimberly was raised Kimberly Bizon is the
minutes jist like a lot of gin and not fer the better.
ure. thim liberal politicians Jist like we’re seeing in in the Thumb on a family best choice for representa-
A variety of prizes will be awarded, and want to rewrite history. Europe, the illegal immi- farm. We believe Kim tion in the US House
photos will be published in upcoming issues Even Will, our in-house gration is havin a bad effect when she says she will not of Congress for
of the Tri-City Times. liberal, has bin sayin things on our country. Ray sed slam the door on constitu- Michigan’s 10th. For
I never heard before. Why thet he had nuthin against ents who don’t see eye to more information go to
The entry deadline is 3 p.m. on Monday, eye with her but will treat
rite at the beginning of last immigrants but he wanted
June 11, so get them in today. Entries may week’s metin he sed he had thim to be legal. Tom was all her constituents with —Beth Little
be emailed to as a heard jist about all he want- agreed with thet and sed respect and dignity and Lapeer Indivisible Team
jpeg or other attachment, indicate ‘Father’s ed to hear bout the President thet he thinks we need to will work to find the com- Hadley Township
Day Photo Contest’ in the subject line; or and Russian collusion. Ray build the wall and do all
mail entries to the editor, P.O. Box 278,
Imlay City, MI 48444. Entries may be
was agreed with thet and
went on to point out thet its
bin over a year now and he
those other things President
Trump sed when he was
runnin fer president. Will
Classic raises $8,000
dropped off at our offices at 594 N. Almont ain’t seen nuthin nor heard opined thet Tom was jist a This year marked the spiritual care and grief sup-
21st year of the annual port. More than 100 golfers
Avenue as well. Winners will be notified by nuthin thet shows Trump racist and anti-immigrant.
Nancy Streber Memorial braved the cold and windy
Friday, June 15. had anything to do with At thet point Mr. Editer
Russians gittin him elected. things got kinda hot and I Golf Classic. weather for the event.
Help us celebrate the wonders of father- It were Tom’s view thet the had to step in and give thim The annual Nancy A special thanks to
hood and all the good things that the Dads, whole thing was stirred up both a little Jack Daniels Streber Memorial Golf Jennifer Lambert, Melissa
Grandpas and father-figures in life have to by a bunch of people in jist to settle things down. Classic was held on Hamilton, Jim Bullock Jr.,
Washington D.C. thet were Personal Mr. Editer I Saturday, May 12, and Brooke Streber, Rachel
offer. Send us your special ‘Daddy & Me’ raised more than $8,000 for Rapp, and the Heather Hills
photo entry today! against anyone who was think thet you and I could
going to change things and probably git together and McLaren Hospice. This Golf Club Staff.
money will directly benefit —Christina Woodman
McLaren Hospice patients Marketing Specialist

In the eye of the beholder who take advantage of non-

reimbursed services such as
art therapy, pet therapy,
McLaren Health
Management Group

“U gh! I’m so glad that

ugly thing is finally
outta here.”
A fellow Virgo with a
birthday just days before
mine, the greenhouse boss
the little white dots of
alyssum flowers and the
potent fragrance, which
Preventable disease
That’s what my boss at was a stickler for perfec- makes up for their diminu- A recent chickenpox school vaccination require-
the greenhouse I worked at tion and it showed in the tive size. They’ll look (or “varicella”) outbreak in ments—not the federal
in the 1990s is saying to beauty of the plants and great against the deep the Marysville School dis- government. The allow-
me as a customer is leav- houses she oversaw. I green of the urn. trict illustrates several ance of exemptions to
ing, hauling a plastic green learned more from here in For the pops of color I important issues worth dis- required immunizations is
urn that’s brimming with a season—about plants and choose deep purple petu- cussing. Chickenpox is a provided in connection to
overgrown potted plants. their various personalities, nias, mixed in with some vaccine preventable dis- school or day-care enroll-
I don’t respond at all, and people and their vari- lighter purple ones called ease that was quite com- ment; an exemption does
and hope ous personalities— than I ‘Sugar Daddy.’ I love the mon, but most people are not pertain to the circum-
the look ever knew in an entire life- name as much as I love the unaware there can be stance of an outbreak and
in my time before meeting her. spicy smell they emit when severe and life-threatening outbreak control measures.
eyes When she finally trusts they’re hot with sun. consequences. Public Health Code
doesn’t me enough to begin plant- When I’m done, I think Chickenpox in adoles- Act 368 of 1978, section
reflect ing the combination pots the urn is beautiful. If it cence or adulthood tends to 333. 5115 gives local
that I feel for retail, I feel like I’ve weren’t so expensive—its be more severe, and com- health officers the authori-
like I’ve won the Nobel prize or 25 bucks—I’d buy it plications (secondary bac- ty to enforce these deci-
just been something. It’s a high myself. But even with the terial infection, pneumo- sions, including the exclu-
poked in Observations in ink... honor coming from her. Shagbark hickory— employee discount, it’s out nia, central nervous system sion of unimmunized and
the heart. Of course, I’m given a magical or messy, of my range. I can buy a effects, and hospitaliza- immune susceptible stu-
“That Catherine Minolli strict tutorial: plant some- depending on who’s lot of other flowers with tion) vary in direct propor- dents from school in the
ugly thing for height—a spike. looking at it. 25 bucks. tion to age. Susceptible event of communicable
thing” Something that drapes Days go by and the women entering child- disease outbreaks. The cur-
she’s referring to was down—vinca vine or ivy— with them, absolutely, all green urn flourishes. The bearing years are very wor- rent immunization waiver
planted by me. and something that pops the time. Falling in love is plants swell with good risome because of the risk form explicitly states that
The job at the green- with color—zinnias, pan- intoxicating, after all, and I health, the helichrysum for congenital varicella in the event of disease
house is the first “real job” sies, petunias, coleus... just have to reach for it— wanders to and fro. It syndrome. occurrence, exclusion of
I have since moving out to Awesome. I’m all in. good or bad. The “ugly grows in a way that resem- When a large percent- unimmunized individuals
the country. I did a quick I’m fresh from the city, urn” and my relationship bles arms rising up out of age of a population is vac- may be undertaken as a
stint at the Super 8 in Royal Oak to be specific, status illustrates that this the center of the pot, cinated, the entire commu- disease control measure.
Imlay City, but happily where creating all sorts of approach isn’t always reaching for the sun. nity—both vaccinated and This is currently the only
turned in my mandatory art is as natural as breath- good. They’re slightly askew, but unvaccinated—receive valid form accepted by St.
orange bow tie when the ing, and bucking the con- Urn on the table wait- I’m liking the asymmetry additional protection. Clair County Health
then-owner told me my ventional norms while ing to be planted, I walk of it all. “Herd immunity” is a pri- Department.
breath reeked of garlic and doing so was almost the greenhouses looking Apparently, I’m the mary justification for man- In the Marysville out-
she was concerned it expected. I couldn’t wait to for just the right plants. I only member of that club. datory vaccination policy break, initially 21 of 433
would offend the custom- dig into the high-end soil reach for a helichrysum, its All but a few of the made- in the United States. students were excluded
ers. Believe it or not, the and plant that plastic urn. I furry, seafoam green leaves to-order, perfectly pristine Schools are vulnerable to from Morton Elementary
garlic breath comment was loved its shape and its and willy-nilly stems will and predictably common the transmission of vac- School. Those who could
easier to take than the deep, hunter green color— look great in the center. combination pots get sold, cine-preventable disease. prove immunity or received
greenhouse boss’s glee that which in my eyes saved it Who needs a boring old and the green urn remains. Infected school-age chil- a vaccine were allowed to
the “ugly thing” finally from looking totally spike when you can plant a When it is finally pur- dren (even those without return. Ultimately 10 have
sold. I’m Italian, so I eat cheesy. wild, untamable helichrys- chased, the woman carries symptoms) can further remained excluded. The
lots of garlic and further- I had a big idea. I um? it out with a big smile on spread disease to their fam- time of exclusion is 21
more, everyone gets garlic always had big ideas when For the drapey stuff, I her face. But the boss’s ilies, classmates, and oth- days from the last case
breath. But not everyone’s it came to creating things, think I’ll try some white smile is even bigger. That ers with whom they inter- reported, due to the pro-
creations are panned as and was always falling alyssum. Vinca’s fine, but act. State governments are
“ugly.” head over heels in love everyone does that. I love Beholder page 13 solely responsible for Letters page13
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A misfit skips Announcements...

Montroy earns Master’s
kindergarten Trevor Montroy gradu-
ated from Wayne State
University in December,
F resh from Appalachia, I
had endured my first
winter in Detroit when a
neighborhood with Dad
and my two sisters and me.
I was in the middle.
2017, with a Master’s
Degree in Business
Administration. Trevor
warm, blue sky filled with My older sister Linda went previously earned a
birdsong and leafy branch- to the special Open Bachelor of Arts with a
es blew in. I missed our Window classroom all day concentration in account-
green apple trees back because she had asthma. ing from Michigan State
home in She and her fellow University in 2011.
Kentucky—my students took naps Trevor is a 2007 gradu-
faithful hiding in reclining wood- ate from Imlay City High
place. en chairs. I pre- School. He is employed as
After lunch, Mom ferred recess to a Transportation Manager
and Libby kissed naps. at Peterson Farms in
me good-bye for In broad Shelby, Michigan.
kindergarten. I daylight, there

Photo provided
Congrats, Trevor! Trevor Montroy
walked down the
front porch steps Honest Living... wasn’t one person
outside on Yacama
in my dress,
anklets and saddle Iris Lee UnderwoodStreet, on their
porch or in their Author, Iris Lee Underwood on left, her sister
Tolitsky make Dean’s List
Libby on right, 1955. On behalf of the faculty
shoes. yard. Even the and staff, I would like to
I dreaded pass- young lady kitty- congratulate Haley L.
ing Seven Mile Road’s corner from our house and what knew and loved Mom gasped at my Tolitsky from Allenton on
noisy traffic on my walk to didn’t sit on her front me. I longed to hug Old unexpected appearance. your excellent academic
school. When my teacher porch steps with a mug in Shep’s neck, and run the With pursed lips, she performance and achieving
first opened the windows one hand and cigarette in dirt path past the old red placed my head under the placement on the Dean’s
to springtime, those three the other. I once asked barn to watch Uncle bathtub spigot and List at Grand Valley State
hours at my desk seemed Mom why our neighbor Hermie’s chickens peck scrubbed my hair and scalp University last semester!
an eternity. wore her robe in the mid- and scratch. with aggressive retribution. Because you earned at least
My classroom couldn’t dle of the day. The desire for familiar “Don’t ever come back 12 grade point credits at an
supply what my soul need- “Because she works the adventure led me to the home from school again average of 3.5 or higher,
ed most that June day. Of night shift.” tall, wide tree in front of unless you’re sick,” she you have been named to
course I was too young to My older cousin Jan our house. I sat with my ordered. the Dean’s List and this
see the plain truth. My par- moved from Kentucky to back to the rough bark and The one who knew and honor appears on your offi-
ents, teacher, and principal work the night shift for faced the street to hide loved me most hovered cial transcript. asm for learning with oth-
didn’t see it either. Michigan Bell Telephone from Mom. When Linda over me, determined I at Grand Valley is very ers and engage them in
Mom’s voice echoed in Company as an operator. returned from school, we’d last learn my lesson. proud of the high caliber of your quest for academic
my mind. “Now don’t dil- Perhaps that’s where the walk up the steps together. I did, dear Reader. I its student body and is par- excellence!
ly-dally, Iris. And don’t neighbor lady worked. My plan might’ve worked learned homesickness was ticularly pleased to recog- Congratulations again
come back home again.” I stopped on the sidewalk if I hadn’t dozed off and not an excused absence, so nize you for your achieve- on your outstanding aca-
No, Mom was a grownup and turned back, homesick awoke with bird doo-doo I took to earaches. That’s ments. You are encouraged demic performance. We
and couldn’t see I was a for who and what I knew, splattered on my head. I the plain truth. to continue intellectual are proud of your accom-
misfit. She was preoccu- loved, and left in the hadn’t considered that con- Email Iris at engagement within course plishments and extend best
pied settling into a new McCoy Bottom—for who sequence. work and seek education- wishes for success in your

Hand over the anxious thoughts

ally enriching experiences future endeavors.
beyond the classroom as —Dean, Seidman College
well. Share your enthusi- of Business

W e’ve been doing some

paper sorting and
shredding at our house.
her FREE. I know people
who are bent over but their
spines are straight.
myself to throw out or give
away. Even though the
dates don’t match up, we’re
bossy. Sounds like a bang-
ing cookie sheet or rustling
tinfoil terrorized her. The
Radomski awarded scholarship
Jenna Radomski has
Every once in awhile a lit- Conversely, I’ve known re-reading it. The Faith irony was that, instead of been selected as a Perkins
tle scrap of paper, or a nap- some who run like the wind Step for May 15 asked the retreating, as her herding Leadership Fellow at
kin, or a placemat with but are following: Do you, like me, instincts kicked in she Calvin College. In addi-
something scrawled on it, repressed sometimes try to be the would try to take over. Her tion, she was one of only
is found tucked away in a inside. answer to your own prayer? training now had been to two recipients awarded a 5
pile of archaic, once-valu- When The following story learn that her new master year, full-tuition Ubuntu
able-but-no-longer-needed Jesus reminds us to hand our had things under control so Scholarship.
documents. One such gem healed the anxious thoughts to Jesus. she had no need to take Calvin’s John M.
which escaped the shredder woman I’ll paraphrase from the over. Perkins Leadership Fellows
was written back in the day who had writer, Suzanne Davenport So like me, the author are a small group of stu-
on an eight-inch hunk of
adding machine tape.
Perspectives... been bent
over He
Tietjen’s account of having
adopted a rescue dog
mused—always trying to
help Jesus make everything
dents who are selected to
participate in a series of
Barely legible, it still con- Willene Tanis
made her named Rue, who hadn’t work out the way I think it leadership development
opportunities during their
tained great wisdom worth also walk previously been socialized should. Like Rue. I keep
keeping and sharing. tall to people or other animals. trying to help God out. To first two years of college.
Telling the story of the inside. Free. Allow the As a result, Rue was an make things happen. These opportunities pre- of our communities
healing Jesus performed in healing Christ to strengthen unfortunate paradoxical Email Willene at pare Perkins Fellows to Jenna is the daughter of
the synagogue on the your spiritual spine.” combination of fearful and address big issues like pov- Daniel and Amy Radomski.
Sabbath, a radio speaker And then there’s the erty, injustice, racism and She is a senior at Yale High
made these observations: last year’s 365-day devo- materialism. Perkins School. She plans on
“A woman had been bent tional, Guidepost’s Fellows strive to be servant majoring in nursing and
over for eighteen years. Mornings With Jesus, leaders who are committed wants to become a nurse
Jesus healed her. He made which I couldn’t bring to renewal and restoration practitioner.

Mulligan, Chodnicki earn degrees

Beholder: on my property. To me,
they look like a fairy tale University of Kansas K U ’s annual
tree and I’m in love with announces spring 2018 Commencement ceremony,
from page 12 the idea of it coming to candidates for degree. The which will take place
“Ugly Thing” is finally life and wrapping its arms names of more than 5,000 Sunday, May 13, 2018.
gone. around a frightened child candidates for degree from That information is avail-
A few days later I’m at who’s lost in the woods at the University of Kansas able at commencement.ku.
the hair salon and I over- night. this spring - representing edu.
hear a woman talking Sort of like how I felt 90 Kansas counties, 46 Degree candidates are
about a tree in her front as a city girl trying to fit in other states, territories and also listed online.
yard. She’s anxious for it in the country. In love with Washington, D.C., and 48 Timothy James
Photo provided

to be cut down, and can’t ideas, seeing beauty every- other countries - have been Mulligan II, Allenton,
wait for the crew to get where. announced by the Master of Science in
there ant get rid of it. I won’t plant another University Registrar. Education.
“It’s so ugly and messy urn like the green one ever Degrees are officially con- Zachary Elijah
looking,” she says. “I can’t
stand looking at it every
again. I will, however,
continue to cook with and Leading the way ferred in June.
Many candidates will
Chodnicki, Armada,
Bachelor of Science in
day.” eat massive amounts of choose to participate in Nursing.
I almost cry when I garlic. Imlay City Schools’ staff members Trina
learn she’s talking about a Email Catherine at Byerley, Devon Caudill, Megan Cottone and
shagbark hickory—among cminolli@pageone-inc. Rebecca Auger and Imlay City Rotary Club Send us your announcements
the favorite trees that grow com. President Dana Walker pose for photo with TRI-CITY AREA — Do you or a family member have a recent
plaques presented by the Rotary Club in accomplishment or milestone you’d like to share and celebrate with
recognition of the Borland and Weston ele- the community? 
mentary schools’ efforts as Literacy Leaders Engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays,

Letter: the last several years. The

waiver rates also vary a
in the community. In addition to a new sum-
mer Book Mobile, the schools have also
births, promotions, graduations or other educational achievements,
success in competition—we post these and other announcements in
our pages free of charge.
great deal within individual hosted March is Reading Month, and Send submissions to or Tri-City Times,
from page 12 schools within the districts Community Reading Night in downtown P.O. Box 278, Imlay City, MI 48444.
longed “lag” time the infec- and in some cases exceed Imlay City. Have questions? Contact us at (810) 724-2615.
tion can take to appear. 30%!
This is a highly undesirable Marysville Schools are
event for academic success
of these students and also
to be commended for mak-
ing improvements in their Cooking Matters for veterans JIMMY,
the whole community! waiver rates even prior to We are so proud of all
We are aware and con- this recent event. We urge your accomplishments and
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Veterans and their fami- are thankful for the man
cerned that some parents each school to reevaluate
lies are invited to attend the Cooking Matters classes, a you’ve become. We’ll be
are signing waivers to its waiver policies to make
series that extends into early July at the St. Clair County your biggest cheerleaders
required immunizations as sure that “personal bias” at Cornerstone University
Administration Building, 200 Grand River Avenue, Port
a matter of expediency in and convenience are not in the fall and can’t wait
Huron, in the Don Dodge Auditorium.
the school registration pro- creating a dangerous situa- to watch as your next
This free six-class series teaches adults healthy
cess; without truly careful tion for its students and journey unfolds.
food skills to help them gain the knowledge and confi-
consideration of the impor- staff.
dence they need to enrich their families with nutritious Love you always,
tance of vaccines and the Yours in health,
and wallet-friendly meals. Dad, Mom, Nick, Jeremy, Gram
benefits in preventing these —Dr. Annette
Call the Cooking Matters Hotline to register at
important illnesses. The Mercatante, MD, MPH Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the
(810) 985-2007. Registration ends June 8. Lord whatever you do, and He
waiver rates for St. Clair Medical Health Officer
For more information about the series contact Carol will establish your plans.”
County are higher than the St. Clair County Health
Bublitz, MSU Extension Nutrition Instructor at (810)
state average (4%) and
have been increasing over Port Huron
989-6935. Class of 2018 • Capac High School
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Town Talk
Editor’s note: Due to space con- month at noon. For info, call shop. Any questions, please call today to reserve your seat at Grief Share, a 7/14 series for Immunization Clinic Hours:
straints announcements will be 810-395-4518. Joyce Kaufman at 810-395- 810-664-2737 and for more info those that have lost loved ones (held in 2nd floor clinic area)
posted one week in advance of 7532. on dates and times. support group will begin Sept. 7 Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; By
the event. Notices must be Ryan Smith, a certified alcohol at the Imlay City Senior Center Appointment Only, Wednesdays
received in writing by noon and drug counselor will be The Capac Kitchen serves free Play groups available. Free 6 located in the Lamb-Steele 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4-6
Monday prior to the publication available at the Imlay City meals every Tuesday from 4:30- week sessions. At these FREE building on Third Street. Pre- p.m., Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m.
date. Senior’s Center on the 4th 6 p.m. at Zion United Methodist 90-minute playgroups, children register by calling Tracy at 810- Hepatitis vaccine is now avail-
Thursday of every month from Church. will participate in storytime, 724-6030 or Ginger Miller at able. For additional info, to
9 a.m.-12 p.m. developmentally appropriate
For Senior Citizens Self-Defense for Seniors. Tue.,
Free meals for people in need
are offered at the North Branch
games and crafts, learn new
skills, and enjoy a snack and
For those that have experienced
check if we accept your insur-
ance, or to schedule an appoint-
June 12, 1-2 p.m. Washington Senior Center on Monday and ment please call 810-667-0448.
Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from social time with other children. the death of a loved one, a sup-
Parks and Rec. Learn preven- Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 Parents will have the chance to port group is available facili- Free hearing and vision screens
9-10 a.m. at First Congregational tion, unarmed self-defense and p.m. Call 810-441-0322 for
Church in Almont. Practice led talk to other adults with same- tated by a trained United for children of preschool age
the use of personal protection more info. age children. Register now for Hospice Service (UHS) bereave- are available at the Lapeer
by Dina Miramonti, RYT. devices. No fee.
Orchards’ Cupboard Food the next session! Numerous ment volunteer. Marlette County Health Department. To
Imlay City Senior Center Lunch & Learn. Wed., June 6, Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday locations and dates available. Regional Hospital, 2770 Main schedule an appointment please
“Texas Hold ‘Em” 12:30 p.m. Noon - 1 p.m. Washington of every month 9 a.m.-noon. For more info and to sign up Street in Marlette, hosts this call 810-667-0448 or 810-245-
For info 810-724-6030. Parks and Rec. Senior related Food distributed at 74903 call the Family Literacy Center support group the 1st Tuesday 5549.
topics such as Medicaid, nurs- McKay Rd., Bruce Twp., 586- at 810-664-2737. of each month in the
Dinner and card playing, 50/50 Administration Conference Capac Pharmacy is teaming
ing home eligibility, protection 336-4673. www.orchardsonline. with Support Million Hearts by
Support Groups
raffle and prizes of high and Room. For time and more info,
low for each table every 3rd of assets, veterans benefits and org. offering in-pharmacy blood
snowbird travel. No charge. call 800-635-7490 or visit www.
Monday at the Washington pressure screenings, 136 North
Senior Center, 57880 Van Dyke,
Washington Twp., MI 48094,
586-786-0131 for info.
Museums One on one grief counselling.
Romeo Washington Parks and TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- loss
Main St. in Capac, Tuesdays, 9
a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is invited
group meets Tuesday nights at to come and have their blood
Free Meals, Food
from 4-8 p.m. For info, call 586- Rec. Both Romeo and
752-6543. The Dryden Historical Society the Hunter’s Creek Mobile pressure read for free.
meets at 7 p.m. the first Washington Activity Centers
will offer this service once a Home Park Club House, 725
Swing Dance Lessons at the
Port Huron Senior Center, 600
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
‘Food for Families’ kitchen is
Wednesday of the month and
the museum opens every month, by appointment only.
Call 586-752-6543 to schedule
DeMille Rd. in Lapeer. Weigh-
in from 6-6:30 p.m., meeting Events
Grand Avenue, Port Huron, open to the public for free, hot Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more
every Tues. from 7:30-9 p.m. appointment. Lapeer County Families
meals every Monday and info call 810-664-7579. Against Narcotics (FAN) pres-
and the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of The Capac Historical Society is
Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. open to visitors daily from 1-3 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) ents speaker Patrick Patterson
the month from 7:30-9 p.m. TOPS 888 (Take Off Pounds
p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. meetings are held every Monday Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at on “Recovery from Addiction.”
with instructors Lyle Malaski & This Heart Loves Food Pantry
Kristina Morton. For info, call is open the 1st Saturday of each Call 810-395-2859 for more night at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s the 25 Pine Ridge Dr. in Lapeer. Thurs., June 14. 7 p.m. St.
810-984-5061. month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at info. Lutheran Church in Imlay City. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Matthews Church, Lapeer.
Gateway Assembly Church, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting. Call Linda at 810-245- Family BBQ. Fri., June 15,
Council on Aging Membership Beginning in April the Imlay
2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay and Al-Anon meetings are held 3955 or Phyllis 810-395-7035 4:30-6 p.m. at Yale Senior
is open to individuals 18 and City Historical Museum is open
City. every Wednesday night at 8 for more info. Center Euchre Tournament at
older. The Capac Senior Center on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and
is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Attica United Methodist welcomes visitors at that time. p.m. at the Capac United 6:30 p.m. (810) 387-3720 for
weekdays. We offer a variety of
activities such as fitness and
Church will be holding a free
community meal on the 2nd
The museum features period
rooms that appear as they
Methodist Church, Capac, MI. Fundraisers info.

would have been prior to the Lapeer Area Citizens Against West Berlin United Methodist
craft classes, a book review and 4th Tuesday of each month Domestic Assault meets 1-3 Girl Scout Troop 75968 Food Church Annual Ice Cream
group, cards and bus trips. For from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more turn of the 20th century and
into the 1930s. Fabulous arti- p.m. every Wednesday in the Drive. Donation box locations Social. Fresh Strawberries, Pie,
info, call Lori at 395-7889. info please call 810-724-0690 or Lapeer Court House for per- (May 23 - June 13) at all Imlay Ice Cream, Friday, June 22,
visit facts greet guests in every room
Almont and Dryden area senior and transport them back to sonal protection order clinic. City Community Schools. Help 2018. 6:00 - 8:00 pm, 905
citizens meet the 2nd Tuesday The Attica Food Bank at the when life was a simpler time. For info 810-246-0632. Junior Scouts fed the hungry of Holmes Rd, Allenton, Mi 48002
of the month at 12 p.m. at the Attica United Methodist Visitors will find exhibits relat- Imlay City as they build and fill
10A Friday AFG Family Groups a Blessings Box at Full Potential Bus trip to Boulder Ridge Wild
Almont Lions Hall, 222 Water Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is ing to railroading, military, meeting. Imlay City FOC Animal Kingdom Zoo. Sat.,
St., for a potluck and program. open from 2-4 p.m. the second local history and much more. Ministry.
Lutheran Church, 7191 Imlay June 16. Bus leaves Washington
Call 798-8210 for more info. and fourth Monday of the Docents are on hand to answer Woman’s Life Chapter 855 is Parks and Rec at 8:30 a.m. and
month. Proof of residency and questions and assist with City Rd, Imlay City. Contact
Adults 55 and over are invited Ginger Miller at 810-724-5772 collecting bottles and cans all returns approximately 5:30
need required. research. Stop in and take a year long. With your help we p.m. Bring your picnic lunch.
to Berlin Twp. Senior Center to look! for more information.
play cards from noon-3 p.m. the The Capac Community Food can make a difference in some- 586-786-0131 for more details.
2nd Wednesday of every month. Pantry, 112 S. Main Street, is The Almont Community FOR WIDOWED MEN & one’s life at a time when they
WOMEN: Lunch-Cards- need the most help. Please con- American Sign Language I.
Bring a sack lunch, beverages open each Wednesday from 1-3 Historical Society Museum is Washington Parks and Rec. 4
provided. Senior stretch exer- p.m. Please call LOVE, INC. at open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Friendship. Join us every 3rd sider being part of the bigger
Tuesday of each month from picture. Donate your bottles week course begins Sat., June
cise on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. 810-245-2414 in advance to Please stop by and learn about 16, 11 a.m. - 12 noon. Children
Potluck luncheons will be ensure your food voucher will your community. Society meet- 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cavis and cans today. For a represen-
Pioneer Restaurant, 5600 tative of our group call 810-392- 10 and under free with paying
served the 4th Tuesday of every be received before you stop in to ings are held at the museum on parent. 586-786-0131 for info
the second Monday of the Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Twp. 5136.
48074. No RSVP necessary. For and to register.
month at 7 p.m. For more info The Imlay City Christian
call 810-796-3355. more info call Joanne K. at 810- Bus Trip to Detroit Tigers vs.
324-2304. This activity is spon- School has discount cards avail-
able for sale. Proceeds benefit Boston with Washington Parks
Youth Events sored by Widowed Friends, a
peer support group www.wid-
the school’s athletic, music and
PE programs. For more infor-
and Rec. Register by June 19,
game is Sat., July 21. Leave mation call Imlay City Christian Washington Activity Center at
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. This 4:15 p.m., game at 6:10 p.m.,
is a FREE workshop for 3-5 Widowed Friends invites all School, Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810-724-
5695. return approx. 11:30 p.m. Call
year olds & parents/caregivers! widowed to join us for break- (586) 786-0131 for info.
Enjoy fun projects that will fast and friendship in a safe
Medical Care

develop your child’s skills and setting every 2nd and 4th
prepare them for school!
Children also enjoy a snack,
Monday of the month at 9 a.m.
at Sero’s, 925 Gratiot in Lapeer County Health
story time, and a free book! Marysville. For more info, call Department, 1800 Imlay City Free tutor training for people
Call the Family Literacy Center Julie at 810-388-0868. Rd., Lapeer - Regular who would like to help others in
our community improve

c 
English skills. Volunteer basis.
Please call for orientation
before training at 810-664-
Volunteer for the Habitat for
Humanity of Lapeer County at
the office. Interested parties

St. Paul’s Blessed Hope
can call 810-664-7111 and speak
to Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at
Lutheran Church Baptist Church 810-660-7823.

1635 Berville Road, Allenton, MI
859 N. Van Dyke Road
Club News
200 North Cedar (M-53) 4411 Newark Road Pastor Gayle Hortop
Imlay City, MI Imlay City, Michigan 48444 Phone: (586) 784-5854
Attica, MI 48412
810-724-2702 Sunday School - 10:00 am
810-724-1200 Sunday 2:30 pm

Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Veterans of Foreign Wars
email: Tuesday 7:00 pm Sunday Evening - 6:30 pm
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. (VFW) of Imlay City, Post Wednesday Evening - 6:30 pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Friday Youth 7:00 pm 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave.
Pastor Tim Martin Soul winning is not our
Pastor Alan Casillas Sunday 10 a.m. Service 17 17 preference, but it’s our priority. (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas
Veterans Meetings 2nd
Attica U.M.C. Capac Imlay City Almont Light of Christ
Thursday, every other month, 7
U.M.C. C.R.C. p.m.; Post Meetings 1st
27 Elk Lake Road, Attica, MI
(810) 724-0690 14952 Imlay City Rd., Capac 395 N. Cedar (M-53)
First Baptist Church Thursday every month, 7 p.m.;
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m
Attica Food Bank:
Church 810-395-2112
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Wayne Boyd, Pastor Church Auxiliary Meetings
Saturday of every month, 10
Sunday School - 9:15 am - All Ages 881 Van Dyke - 810-798-8888 a.m.
Serving those in 48412, Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Classes: 9:45 am 2720 Winslow Road
2-4 pm, 2nd & 4th Monday Junior Church and Nursery Available Youth Ministry Worship Services Imlay City, MI 48444 Almont/Dryden Masons meets
of the month. MOPS Program 10:30 am & 6:00 pm
Community Dinner:
Bible Studies Every
Community Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm 1 Mile South of I-69 Overpass 7 p.m. every 2nd Thursday of
Monday and Tuesday Evenings
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-6 pm Tuesday Morning
Bible Studies
Live Webcasting Sunday all worship services Sunday Worship 10:30 am the month at Masonic Center in
Pastor Ron Rouse 810-724-4315 over Almont.
Phone: 810-724-6999
9:30 am 11:00 am Come as you are - everyone is welcome!
17 17 17
Come Grow With Us! 17 Proclaiming the Sovereign Grace of God 17
The Imlay City American
Dryden Imlay City Sacred Heart GATEWAY ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Legion Post 135 meets the 2nd
U.M.C. U.M.C. Catholic Church
(ELCA) 109 E. Kempf Court • Capac, MI
(810) 395-7557
and last Wednesdays of the
month at 7:30 p.m. The post is
Corner of 4th St. & Almont Ave. 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City
5394 Main Street - Dryden (Across from the Library) 810-724-1135 2796 S. Van Dyke Road - Imlay City  located at 212 E. Third Street.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Contact them at 724-1450 or
810-796-3341 Like Us On Weekday Masses Morning Worship - 8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Worship Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8 am • Wed. 10 am Evening Service - 5:00 p.m. 
Pastor Patricia Hoppenworth First Sat. 8 am
Nursery Available
Weekend Masses
Wednesday Family Night - 6:45 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Jr. Church for K-5th grade
Sat. Vigil Mass 5 pm Supervised child care during all services The Evening Star Quilt Guild
Youth Group 6th-12th grade
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. 5pm-6:30pm Sundays Sun. 9 am - English Sunday School meets the last Wednesday of
EVERYONE WELCOME! Rev. Dr. Marcel Allen Lamb
11 am - Spanish
Confessions 1/2 hr. before each Mass & 4pm Sat.
Phone: 810-724-8110 9:00 a.m. September thru May each month at the Davison
17 810-724-0687 17 Father Paul Ward 17
Pastor Jeffrey S. Krist 17 Staffed Nursery During Worship 17 Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer
Rd. in Davison. Meetings start
West Berlin Imlay City Christ Evangelical First Congregational Church at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at
Church of Christ Lutheran Church United Church of Christ
U.M.C. 670 N. Van Dyke 1970 S. Almont Ave., Imlay City 275 Bancroft - Imlay City 201 E. St. Clair, Almont, MI
6 p.m. For more info call Lisa,
Imlay City, MI 48444
905 Holmes Rd. - Allenton, MI Sunday Service
at corner of Newark Rd.
(Corner of 5th Street) 810-798-8855
Corner of Almont Road Bible Study (all ages) 10:00am
Morning Worship 11:00am
Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 810-724-6207
Sunday Worship Service
at 10:15 a.m. Markets
810-395-2409 1st Sunday of the Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sunday School & Morning Adult Group 9:30 a.m. Nursery available and Jr. Church
for ages 3 thru 5th grade
Month Evening Service 2:30pm Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Flea Market, every Sunday.
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Classes (all ages) 7:00pm Pastor Rev. Dr. Renee C. Jackson
Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ~ Sunday’s 6-8pm
Lapeer Center Building, 425
810-724-3306 Kidz 4 Christ ~ Wednesday’s 6-7:30pm
Rev. Curtis Clarke COME WORSHIP WITH US!
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Community mourns loss of Almont student, Evan Battani

By Tom Wearing er Jacob is currently an family. Given Evan’s sudden ed about the end of the Thursday visitation All-American pole vaulter “Our passing, Kalmar said school year in light of this will take place from 2-6:30
at Grand Valley State house has school counselors Sue event,” he said. “It is p.m. at St. Cornelius
ALMONT — Staff, University. been full Frederiksen and Ryan important to understand Catholic Church in
students and administrators “Evan was one of the of family Kline and other grief coun- that all responses are nor- Dryden. A funeral mass
at Almont Community hardest hitting linebackers and selors were available mal. will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Schools are mourning the I have seen,” his father friends Monday morning to assist “We all join together in and a light reception in the
death of a popular middle said. “Many coaches were non-stop middle school and high keeping the Battani family church hall will follow.
school student. looking forward to seeing since the school students needing in our thoughts and prayers Evan will be laid to
Almont Schools Supt. him at the high school next announce- support. in the days ahead.” rest in Hough Cemetery in
Dr. Bill Kalmar reported year.” ment,” “Young people may Visitation will take Almont on Friday, June 8
Sunday that eighth grader, Battani added that Battani react to this death in a place today (Wed., June 6) at 10 a.m. To sign the
Evan Battani, had passed Evan was conference added, before alluding to variety of ways,” said from 3-9 p.m. at Wujek- guestbook visit wujekcal-
away unexpectedly on champion in wrestling and yet other ongoing efforts to Kalmar. “Those who know Calcaterra Funeral Home
Saturday morning, June 2. had developed into “a honor Evan’s memory. him may feel sad, confused on Van Dyke at 25 Mile ary/show/Evan-Matthew-
Kalmar informed the force to be reckoned with.” “Little League Coach or even angry. Road in Shelby Township. Battani-106150865.
school community of Sports, however, was Brandon Gable is having “Some students may A scripture service will be For a complete obitu-
Evan’s passing in a letter not the only area in which special jerseys made up,” feel guilty for being excit- held at 7 p.m. ary, see below.
to Almont parents on Evan excelled, his father said Battani, “and the team
Sunday. said. is dedicating the rest of its
According to family
members, Evan, 14, passed
away in his sleep while
“Evan was an honor
roll student and an altar
boy at St. Cornelius
season to Evan.
“The Almont Youth
Wrestling program is offer-
Dispatch log...
staying with a friend. An Church in Dryden,” ing to start a scholarship in Editor’s note: The fol- •19:22 911 Hang Up in Capac
autopsy has revealed no Battani noted. “He was an Evan’s name and Almont lowing is a compilation of (600 block E. First St.) •domestic incident in the
cause of death. amazing young man and Football is posting a dedi- activity and reports from •19:23 Fraud (1800 15000 block of Burt Rd. in
“The hard part is not he will certainly be cation to Evan.” area police departments: block S. Cedar St.) Mussey Twp.
knowing,” said Evan’s missed.” Sadly, Evan’s death •Multiple traffic stops •malicious destruction of
father, Rick Battani. “Evan Battani acknowledged occurred the same week- In Imlay City: were made throughout the property at westbound I-69
had immense potential and the support the family has end of Almont High Police and emergency day. and Capac Rd. in Mussey
started realizing this received in the aftermath School’s commencement responders responded to dis- June 2 Twp.
recently. of Evan’s passing. exercises on Sunday. patch calls for these inci- •10:31 Domestic (6900 June 4
“He recently was con- “The community’s out- Almont Middle School dents, in addition to traffic block Newark Rd.) •general fire at Dryden
ference champion in pole pouring of prayers and counselor Ryan Kline said stops •16:56 Lost Property and Cochrane roads in Berlin
vault, surpassing his broth- May 25 (1800 block S. Cedar St.) Twp.
condolences has been Evan will be sadly missed •09:11 Possession of •Multiple traffic stops •multiple citizen assists
er Jacob’s personal record amazing,” he said. “School by his friends, classmates Marijuana (1000 block were made throughout the in the 100 block of E. Church
and tying the junior high board members have been and staff at the school. Norlin Dr.) day. St. in Capac
record; as well as breaking stopping by to offer sup- “Evan was the person •13:15 Fraud Complaint June 3 •animal complaint in the
the record with his 4x100 port and neighbors have his classmates went to for (400 block Bancroft St.) •02:20 Medical Assist 560 block of N. Glassford St.
relay team.” been bringing breakfasts, a laugh or a snack,” Kline •Multiple Traffic Stops (400 block S. Almont Ave.) in Capac
Notably, Evan’s broth- lunches and dinners to our said. “He will be missed.” throughout the day •11:40 Domestic Assault •animal complaint in the
May 26 (700 block Amherst Ln.) 15000 block of Helen Dr. in
•12:08 Suspicious Person •13:30-16:30 High Berlin Twp.
(Almont Ave./First St.) School Graduation Detail •car-deer accident at
Obituaries •22:28 Suspicious
Circumstance (6900 block
•Multiple traffic stops
were made throughout the
Belle River and Capac roads
in Berlin Twp.
Newark Rd.) day. •domestic incident in the
•22:37 Welfare Check 14000 block of Sharrard Rd.
~ Evan Matthew Battani, 14 ~ (600 block Maple Vista St.)
•Multiple Traffic Stops In St. Clair
in Berlin Twp.
•abandoned auto in the
Evan Matthew Battani, Robert Finn. Evan is also throughout the day County: 15000 block of Imlay City
May 27 Police and emergency Rd. in Mussey Twp.
14, of Almont, MI, born remembered by many lov- responders responded to dis-
•00:15 Assist St. Clair
April 24, 2004, passed ing aunts, uncles, and County with Domestic patch calls for these inci- In Lapeer
away June 2, 2018. cousins. Dispute (16000 block dents, in addition to traffic County:
Evan was involved in Visitation will be at Tubspring Rd.) stops: Complaints handled by
Almont Youth Wrestling, Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, •02:13 Assist St. Clair May 31 the Lapeer County Sheriff’s
Almont Middle School Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at County with Shooting •abandoned auto in the Department, in addition to
Wrestling, linebacker on 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Complaint (16000 block 100 block of N. Main St. in traffic stops:
the Almont football team, on Wednesday June 6 from Tubspring Rd.) Capac May 29
Almont Middle School 3-9 p.m. with a Scripture •10:00 Alarm (500 block •breaking and entering in •civil matter in the 900
Track & Field two time Service at 7 p.m. Visitation S. Cedar St.) the 100 block of St. Clair St. block of Force Rd. in Attica
record holder, St. Thursday from 2 p.m.-6:30 •12:00 Alarm (400 block in Capac Twp.
Cornelius Altar Server and p.m. at St. Cornelius E. Third St.) •intimidation and threats •peace officer duties in
•19:00 Marijuana in the 200 block of N. Neeper the 2700 block of S. Lake
St. Cornelius Youth Group. Catholic Church, 3834 N. St. in Capac George Rd. in Attica Twp.
Complaint (400 block
Evan was the beloved Mill Rd., Dryden with a Bancroft St.) •breaking and entering in •property damage acci-
son of Rick and Rene. Funeral Mass at 6:30 and a •22:48 Noise Complaint the 100 block of Charles St. dent on westbound I-69 in
Dear brother of Jacob, light reception in the (700 block Maple Vista St.) in Capac Attica Twp.
Aubrey, Robbie, Chase, church hall to follow. He Guest Book” at •Multiple Traffic Stops •fraud in the 4400 block •threats to injure a per-
Payton, Bryson, and Mila. will be laid to rest Friday throughout the day of Lone Oak Dr. in Mussey son in the 4100 block of
Proud grandson of Rick at 10 a.m. at Hough http://wujekcalcaterra.trib- May 28 Twp. Belle River Rd. in Attica
and Barbara Battani, and Cemetery in Almont. •01:30 Suspicious Person •911 welfare check in the Twp.
Marylou Finn (Fiance Alex Share memories with Evan-Matthew- (200 block Weston St.) 14000 block of Belle River •misdemeanor arrest
Coluzzi), and the late the family at their “Online Battani-106150865 •02:03 Suspicious Person Rd. in Berlin Twp. warrant on Newark Rd. in
(400 block W. First St.) •assist fire department in Imlay City
•12:50 Assist LCSO with the 100 block of S. Main St. •property damage acci-
~ Pamela Kay Croney, 60 ~ Domestic Dispute (4100
block Newark Rd.)
in Capac
•suspicious circumstance Twp.
dent on Newark Rd. in Attica

•21:27 Harassment (2000 at Speaker and Capac roads •civil matter in the 8500
Pamela Kay Croney, at ers; and one sister. block S. Almont Ave.) in Lynn Twp. block of Imlay City Rd. in
the age of 60, passed away Pam was always full of May 29 •suspicious circumstanc- Imlay Twp.
Saturday, May 12 as a energy and life and carried •00:05 Noise Complaint es in the 4000 block of Forest May 30
result after collapsing sud- that into every environ- (W. Capac Rd.) Ct. in Mussey Twp. •animals at large in the
denly on the afternoon of ment. She is, and will be, •08:30-09:01 Monitor June 1 8600 block of Burt Rd. in
April 27. missed by so many. Traffic (Weston Elementary) •assist citizen in the 100 Almont Twp.
Pam is survived by her The celebration of life •19:53 Motorist Assist block of E. Church St. in •threats to injure a per-
two children, Jared for Pam will be held at (E. Fourth St./Bancroft St.) Capac son in the 2300 block of
(Alisha) Gregory and Attica Township Park, in •20:35 Alarm (1700 •assist citizen in the 530 Harrington Rd. in Attica
Kelly (Michael) Attica, MI on Fri., June 8 block S. Cedar St.) block of William G. Dr. in Twp.
•22:53 Citizen Assist Capac •sick care for medical in
Brousseau; five grandchil- from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. For •assist citizen at Imlay the 3200 block of Greenwood
(2000 block S. Cedar St.)
dren, Ella, Jadon, Jacob, more information you can •Multiple Traffic Stops City and Cade roads in Rd. in Attica Twp.
Neriah and Noah; as well contact one of Pam’s chil- throughout the day Mussey Twp. •sick care for medical in
as her mother; three broth- dren, Jared or Kelly. May 30 •suspicious circumstance the 400 block of Rowley Dr.
•01:08 Suspicious in the 14000 block of in Attica Twp.
Circumstance (1900 block Downey Rd. in Mussey Twp. •welfare check on west-
~ Mary Ellen Lewis, 85 ~ Hickory Ln.)
•08:34-09:06 Monitor
•larceny in the 3700 bound I-69 in Attica Twp.
block of Martin Rd. in June 1
Traffic (Weston Elementary) Mussey Twp. •alarms in the 5000 block
Mary Ellen Lewis, 85, met liners at Capac •property damage acci- of Lum Rd. in Attica Twp.
•13:00 Lost Property
of Emmett Twp. died Manufacturing during the (2000 block S. Almont Ave.) dent at Capac and Hough June 2
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Korean conflict. She •14:36 Private Property roads in Berlin Twp. •personal injury accident
while watering her roses at enjoyed all gardening, Damage Accident (2000 June 2 on Brown City Rd. in
home. sewing, birds, playing block S. Cedar St.) •unauthorized driving Goodland Twp.
She was born August cards, canning, traveling, •16:32 Suspicious away of an automobile in the June 3
9, 1932, in Detroit the 4-H, hosting holidays and Circumstance (200 block 100 block of S. Main St. in •vehicle off the roadway
daughter of the late Edgar was an avid Detroit Tiger’s Engle St.) Capac on Clear Lake Rd. in
and Mary (Howard) Place fan. She was a woman that •17:13 Suspicious •assist motorist at M-21 Goodland Twp.
and graduated form Capac called it like she saw it. Persons (1800 block S. Cedar and Capac Rd. in Capac •assist other law enforce-
High School in 1950 as But her favorite thing was St.) •breaking and entering in ment agency in the 5800
Salutatorian. attending her grandchil- •19:24 Alarm (1800 the 540 block of N. Neeper block of Bowers Rd. in Attica
block S. Cedar St.) St. in Capac Twp.
Her marriage to dren’s events. •domestic incident in the •sick care for medical in
•23:43 Assist Almont PD
Herbert Lewis Sr. was Surviving are a daugh- with Suspicious 5000 block of Kettlehut Rd. the 7200 block of
January 30, 1950, in ter and son-in-law, Circumstance (7800 block in Mussey Twp. Vanderploeg Lane in Imlay
Detroit. Herbert died Dorothy and Kurt The family honored the Allison Dr.) •suspicious circumstance Twp.
December 22, 1994. Palmateer of Capac; four memory of Mary Ellen at a •Multiple Traffic Stops in the 13000 block of Hough •property damage acci-
Mary Ellen was an sons and daughters-in-law, memorial service Monday, throughout the day Rd. in Berlin Twp. dent on eastbound I-69 in
Emmett Twp. zoning and Herbert and Deb of Capac, June 4, 2018, at St. John’s June 1 •car-deer accident at I-69 Attica Twp.
tax board of review board Jon and Barbara of Lutheran Church, Capac. •00:21 Alarm (2000 and Capac Rd. in Mussey June 4
member. She was a Capac Williamston, Russell and Pastor Alan Casillas, pas- block S. Cedar St.) Twp. •trespassing in the 3800
Senior Center board mem- Janet of Allenton and Scott tor of St. Paul’s Lutheran •03:23 Suspicious •malicious destruction of block of Jones Rd. in Attica
ber, lifetime member of St. and Susan of Farmington; Church, Imlay City, offici- Vehicle (1000 block Norlin property in the 5000 block of Twp.
John’s Lutheran Church, 16 grandchildren; 23 great- ated. Dr.) Kettlehut Rd. in Mussey •larceny in the 400 block
•09:21 Welfare Check Twp. of Rule Rd. in Imlay Twp.
Capac and volunteered her grandchildren and many Arrangements are by
(2000 block S. Cedar St.) •noise complaint in the •family trouble in the
time at McLaren Port nieces, nephews and Kaatz Funeral Directors, 14000 block of Jeddo Rd. in 900 block of Center Dr.. in
•09:45 Animal Problem
Huron Hospital. She was friends. Capac. (300 block Engle St.) Lynn Twp. Attica Twp.
employed as a decorator She was preceded in Memorials are suggest- •15:03 Suspicious Person •intrusion alarm in the •identity theft in the 700
for Sears, Livonia, for 12 death by three sisters, ed to “St. John’s Lutheran (1800 block S. Cedar St.) 540 block of N. Glassford St. block of Sunset Dr. in Attica
years and five years at the Sister Louise Jarboe, Church” or “Conrad •19:12 Trespassing (1900 in Capac Twp.
Port Huron Location. She Dorothy Oglesby and Community Center.” block Shagbark Ln.) June 3 •suspicious circumstanc-
was an Amway direct dis- Barbara Waters; and broth- For information and Guest •19:16 Animal Abuse •parking complaint in the es on Lake Pleasant Rd. in
tributor and also made hel- er, Charles Jarboe. Book (2000 block S. Cedar St.) 540 block of N. Glassford St. Attica Twp.
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Top Ten: towards success and support me

in every way possible.”
school. He is the son of Monica
Valentine and Robert Bickel of
year varsity wrestling team
member. He has been on the
Abby Schefka has attained Lake Orion. Blue Water Area Conference
from page 9 a 3.99185 grade point average Owen is a member of the All-Academic team for football
Life. Erika received Academic during her four years of high National Honor Society and has in 2017-18 and 2016-17.
and Citizenship awards during school. Her parents are Valerie been on the “All A’s Honor Roll” Zachary was on the Blue Water
her previous three years of and Bruce Schefka of Imlay for his entire high school career. Area Conference All-Academic
school. She also works for City. He has received the Award for team for wrestling during all
Hunter’s Creek Club in Abby has been a member of Academic Excellence during his four-years of his high school

Photo provided
Metamora as an assistant server. the National Honor Society freshmen, sophomore and junior career. He was captain and
In addition, Erika is a three- since 2015 and the Student years of high school. He received received honorable mention
sport athlete in 2016 and 2017 Council during her entire high the Boys State Citizenship from the Blue Water Area
and a four-sport athlete for 2014 school career. She is a five-year Award his junior year of high Conference in wrestling for the All things dolls will be the
and 2015. She played volleyball, member of the Youth Advisory school. In addition, Owen was a 2017-18 school year. Zachary subject of a special event
girls’ basketball and track for her Committee for Lapeer County Camp Overdrive mentor for was a 2016 graduate of the J. hosted by the Gateway to the
entire high school career and in where she has held the position younger students. He was a Robinson 14-day Intensive Thumb Doll Collectors Club
addition, played softball in 2014 of vice chair and secretary. Abby member of the varsity boys’ soc- Wrestling Camp. He has volun- in Imlay City on June 17.

Doll club hosts

and 2015. Erika was on the Blue is also a four-year member of the cer team in 2016-17 and named teered for the Spring Blood
Water Area Conference All- girls’ golf and girls’ basketball on the Blue Water Area Drive, Iron Man/Maiden
Academic Team for volleyball teams. She was on the Blue Conference All-Academic team. Contest, Jr. Spartans Football
and track for her entire high
school career. She was also on
the Blue Water Area Conference
Water Area Conference All-
Academic team for golf and bas-
ketball during her entire high
Owen plans to attend
Kettering University to major in
computer science. His goal is to
Camp Counselor, Math and
Science Night and Victory Day.
Zachary has been a member of
special event
By Catherine Minolli
All-Academic teams for softball school career. She received the become a programmer and he the Recycling Club since 2015
during her freshman and sopho- Blue Water Area Conference will be working at a co-op and Marching Band from 2014-
more years and girls’ basketball Honorable Mention award in through Kettering that is related 2016 playing the snare drum. IMLAY CITY — Doll collectors
during her junior and senior basketball for 2015 and 2nd to his field of study. The most He is employed by Midwest and enthusiasts are welcome to attend
years. Erika was named the Tri- Team All-Conference in 2016. influential person in Owen’s life Commercial Construction dur- a special event hosted by the Gateway
City Times Academic All-Star Abby was named 1st Team All- is his brother, Alex. He states, ing the summers and since 2014 to the Thumb Doll Club on Sunday,
for 2018. Conference in basketball for “He has shown me how to stay continues his weight lifting/ June 17.
Erika was a Michigan High both her junior and senior year. determined in the face of adver- training program in his spare The event will be held at
School Athletic Association Abby plans to attend sity.” time. Zachary is currently dual Countryside Banquet Center begin-
Scholar-Athlete nominee. She Michigan State University to Zachary Hellebuyck has enrolled attending Imlay City ning at 10:30 a.m.
was Captain in volleyball for her major in elementary education. attained a 3.97497 grade point High School and the University The local doll collectors are excit-
junior and senior years, MVP She has wanted to be an elemen- average during his high school of Michigan-Flint campus in the ed to host special guest speaker
and Blue Water Area Conference tary teacher for as long as she career. He is the son of Shayne pre-engineering program. He Donilee Popham, a nationally recog-
Honorable Mention in 2017-18. can remember. Abby started vol- and RC Hellebuyck of Attica. received trainee certification in nized author and speaker on the sub-
Erika was Blue Water Area unteering at a young age in Mrs. Zachary has been on the Pneumatic Technician and ject of ‘Metal Head Dolls.’
Conference 1st Team in the Wagester and Mrs. Gardner’s Academic Honor Roll during Electrical Technician during the Local collector and Gateway Doll
4X800R and Honorable Mention classrooms after school. Abby his entire high school career. He 2016-17 school year. Adrian Club member Rosellen Loye-Bucy
for the 4X100R in track in 2015- states, “They were always so is a member of the National College is where Zachary will says Popham will present an enter-
16. She qualified for the Thumb welcoming to me. By volunteer- Honor Society serving as cur- attend to pursue a degree in taining history on the ‘metal head’
Meet of Champions in both 2016 ing in their classrooms, I have rent president, the Student engineering after high school. doll.
and 2017. In addition, Erika was learned what it takes to be an Council and Class Council serv- He intends to continue his wres- “She’ll cover the history of this
part of the relay team that broke elementary teacher. Because of ing as ambassador for both this tling career with Adrian charming antique type of doll, and the
their positive example, I am year. Zachary was named as a College. original German and American mak-
the school record for the 4X800R ers from over 100 years ago,” Loye-
in 2016 and was an MHSAA even more excited about my Boy’s State Delegate serving as Zachary’s grandpa, Ralph Bucy says.
State Qualifier. She received future profession. One day, I senator during his senior year. Hellebuyck, is the most influen- The cost to attend is $15 and
Blue Water Area Conference hope to impact young students’ He also served on the Football tial person in his life. He stated, brunch is included. All are welcome
Honorable Mention for the lives the way they do.” Leadership Council during “He gives me advice about any- to attend.
800M, 4X800R, and 4X400R in The most influential person 2016-17. Zachary has received thing I need help with in life and For more information or to
2016-17 in track. in Abby’s life is her younger the Excellence in Geometry I aspire to be as successful as reserve a spot, contact Rosellen Loye-
Erika plans to attend sister, Jenna. Abby says, “She is Award, Outstanding Biology him one day.” Bucy at (810) 334-1189, or Denise
Saginaw Valley State University extremely kind and encouraging. Award during his high school Editor’s note: A big “thank Fitzgerald at (810) 798-3324.
and pursue a degree in nursing. Her cheerful personality is con- career. He has received the you” to longtime Imlay City “Come join us for an enjoyable
Her ultimate goal is to become a tagious and she always makes Citizenship Award during his Schools’ secretary Renee Sunday afternoon of fun and learn-
nurse practitioner. Erika states, me smile.” freshman, sophomore and junior Billington for compiling the ing,” Loye-Bucy says.
“My parents are the most influ- Owen Bickel has attained a school years. information on this year’s Top Countryside Banquet Center is
ential people in my life because 3.98330 grade point average Zachary is a two-year varsi- Ten grads and writing the arti- located at 596 South Cedar Street
they always push me to strive during his four years of high ty football player and a four- cle. It is most appreciated! (M-53), in Imlay City.

Legal Announcements
ATTICA Commission will hold a public hear-
ing on Thursday, June 28, 2018 begin-
A complete copy of the proposed
amendment language may be exam-
Supervisor at 9:00 a.m. at 819 N.
Main St., Almont, MI. Members pres-
Board of Education of Dryden
Community Schools will hold a pub-
The Almont Township Board
shall, at the same time and place, hold
TOWNSHIP ning at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter ined at the Attica Township Hall, ent were Supervisor Bowman, Clerk lic hearing to consider the District’s a hearing on the estimated costs and
NOTICE OF PUBLIC as the agenda allows, at the Attica Mondays through Fridays, except Hoffner, Treasurer Kudsin, and proposed 2018-2019 budget. expenses of police protection and on
HEARING - ZONING Township Hall, 4350 Peppermill holidays, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Trustees Streeter, Groesbeck, Scott The Board may not adopt its the distribution of the levy for the
Road, Attica, MI 48412. The purpose Written comments may be sent Stroup, and Clay Stroup. Salary reso- proposed 2018-2019 budget until after 2018-2019 fiscal year.
AMENDMENTS of the hearing is to receive public to the Planning Commission, at the lutions were approved as presented. a public hearing. A copy of the pro- Appearance and protest at the
ATTICA TOWNSHIP comments on the proposed replace- address above, prior to the hearing. Budget discussion. Meeting posed 2018-2019 budget, including hearing is required in order to appeal
PLANNING ment of section 4.59 of the Attica Verbal comments will be taken during adjourned at 10:25 a.m. the proposed property tax millage the amount of the special assessment
COMMISSION Township Zoning Ordinance pertain- the public hearing. Supervisor-Paul Bowman rate, is available for public inspection to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Notice is hereby given that the ing to Wind Energy Conversion This notice is published pursuant Clerk-Carol Hoffner during normal business hours at 3866
Attica Township Planning Systems. to the requirements of Michigan 23-1 Rochester Rd., Dryden, Michigan. Appearance and protest may be
Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended. The property tax mill- made by an owner or party in interest,
Nancy Herpolsheimer or his or her agent, by appearing in

Imlay City Attica Township Clerk

age rate proposed to be person at the hearing to protest the
23-1 DRYDEN levied to support the pro- special assessment or by filing his or
posed budget will be a
Community Schools COMMUNITY her protest by letter in which case
subject of this hearing.1 personal appearance shall not be
required. You may file a written
TOWNSHIP This notice is given by order of
the Board of Education.
appeal of the special assessment with
the State Tax Tribunal within thirty
Norlin Drive Rehabilitation Project BOARD
ON PROPOSED 2018-2019
Susan Polakowski
(30) days after confirmation of the
special assessment roll, if the special
assessment was protested at this hear-
ing held for the purpose of confirming
MAY 31, 2018 on June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., at 3866
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Meeting called to order by Rochester Rd., Dryden, Michigan, the
the roll.

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Norlin Drive Rehabilitation

IMLAY CITY This notice is posted in compli-
ance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended
SCHOOLS (Open Meetings Act), MCL 41.72 (2)
Project - Imlay City Community Schools will be received by Imlay City
Community Schools, at the office of Imlay City Community Schools, 634 BIDS (3) and the Americans with Disabilities
W. Borland Road, Imlay City, MI until 10:00 AM local time on June 22, Sealed Bids for the purchase of a Act (ADA).
2018, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. 2018-2019 Budget Hearing transport vehicle (Suburban, The Almont Township Board
will provide necessary reasonable
The Project consists of rehabilitation of Norlin Drive from Borland Road Expedition or like) will be received by
North approximately 700 feet. June 18th, 2018 Imlay City Schools, at the office of auxiliary aids and services, such as a
Imlay City Schools located at 634 signer for the hearing impaired and
Principal items of work include but are not limited to: 7:00 p.m. Borland Road, Imlay City, MI 48444, audio tapes of printed materials being
until 10:00 a.m. local time on June 15, considered at the meeting to individu-
2,300 Syd Pavement Removal at the American Legion Hall 2018 at which time the Bids received als with disabilities upon 5 working
23-1 will be publically opened and read. days notice to the Township Board by
745 Tons HMA Pavement
400 Tons Aggregate Base The request for proposal may be writing or calling; Carol Hoffner,
1,100 Sft Concrete Sidewalk viewed at Almont Township Clerk, 819 N. Main
326 Ft Concrete Curb and Gutter request_for_proposal or at the State of St., Almont, Michigan, 48003,

ALMONT Michigan Sigma website. The request (810)798-8521.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. for proposal may also be picked up Carol Hoffner

between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Almont Township Clerk
The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: ROWE Professional Monday through Friday at 634 W. 23-1
Borland Road, Imlay City, MI 48444.

Services Company, located at 128 N. Saginaw Street, Lapeer, MI 48446.
Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing The owner reserves the right to
Office on Monday through Friday during regular business hours and may
obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as de-
waive irregularities and to accept and/
or reject any or all bids. STATE OF
Bidding Documents also may be examined at Dodge Data & Analyt- PROBATE COURT
ics; Construction Association of Michigan; Construct Connect; the office
of the Imlay City Community Schools, 634 W. Borland Road, Imlay City, OAKLAND AND ST. CLAIR MICHIGAN COUNTY OF
MI 48444, on Monday through Friday during regular business hours; and ON THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL
the office of the Engineer, 128 N. Saginaw Street, Lapeer, MI 48446 on YEAR 2018-2019 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS TOWNSHIP OF Estate of MaryAnn Stanley,
Deceased. Date of birth: July 4, 1949.
Monday through Friday during regular business hours.
Drawings, Specifications and other Contract documents for submit-
ting a bid must be obtained upon application at the office of ROWE Pro- PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Education of the Almont NOTICE OF PUBLIC To all creditors:
fessional Services Company, upon the payment of $35.00 per set plus Community School District, counties of Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and HEARING FOR THE Notice to creditors: The dece-
$5.00 per set if mailed. Plans and specifications will not be mailed until St. Clair, Michigan, will hold a public hearing on Monday, the eighteenth BUDGET dent, MaryAnn Stanley died April 8,
payment is received. The non-refundable fee shall be by credit card (Visa, (18th) day of June, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., in the Media Center of Almont High AND SPECIAL 2018.
School, Almont, MI to consider the approval and adoption of the operat- Creditors of the decedent are
Mastercard, American Express or Discover accepted) or in check form ASSESSMENT
and shall be drawn payable to ROWE Professional Services Company. ing budget of the Almont Community School District for the fiscal year notified that all claims against the
The Almont Township Board
The Engineer’s address is ROWE Professional Services Company, 128 2018/2019. estate will be forever barred unless
will hold a public hearing on the pro-
N. Saginaw Street, Lapeer, MI 48446 and the telephone number is (810) The Board may not adopt its proposed 2018/2019 budget until after presented to Michael Stanley, Jr., per-
posed Township budget for the fiscal
664-9411. Bidding documents must be purchased from the Engineer. Bids a public hearing. Copies of the proposed budget, including the proposed sonal representative, or to both the
year 2018-2019 at the Almont
submitted on forms obtained anywhere besides the office of ROWE Pro- property tax millage rate, will be on file at the Superintendent’s office, probate court at 255 Clay Street,
Municipal Building, 819 N. Main St.,
fessional Services Company will not be accepted. Neither Owner nor En- 4701 Howland Rd., for inspection on June 14, 2018 during regular busi- Lapeer, MI 48446 and personal repre-
Almont, MI. on June 11, 2018 at 7:00
gineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, ness hours. At the public hearing all citizens, taxpayers, and property sentative within 4 months after the
p.m. or as soon as thereafter it may be
including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing owners of the Almont Community School District, shall be afforded an date of publication of this notice.
Office opportunity to be heard in regard to the approval of the plan amendments. William Lengemann
Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the
*The property tax millage P81320
Bidders. proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. rate proposed to be levied 202 E. 3rd Street
Imlay City Community Schools, hereinafter called the Owner, re- This notice is given by order of the Board of Education of the Almont to support the proposed Imlay City, Michigan 48444
serves the right to reject any or all Proposals and to waive any formality or community School District, Counties of Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and budget will be a subject of 810-724-2565
St. Clair, Michigan. June 5, 2018
technicality in any Proposal in the interest of the Owner.
John Miles, Secretary
this hearing. Michael Stanley, Jr.
Owner: Imlay City Community Schools
Almont Board of Education
A copy of the budget is available 255 Clay Street
Date: June 2018 for public inspection at the Township
23-2 22-2 Lapeer, MI 48446
Offices. 23-1
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Almont district champs

Raiders, Chiefs to collide in Brown City
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

ALMONT — Almont
outscored their opposition
by a combined 22-2 count
en route to a top finish last
Friday at a Division 3
baseball district hosted by
Memphis High School.
With the result, Almont
(11-18) advances to this
Saturday’s regional at
Brown City High School
where it will face Capac.
That semifinal battle is
slated to get underway at
“We got contributions
from up and down the
lineup,” Almont Coach
Shane Campbell said.
“We also had very good

Photo by Kevin Kissane

pitching from our seniors
and played solid defense,”
Photo by Kevin Kissane

he noted.
“The boys put all three
facets of the game together
today. I knew we would
be tough to beat it we Chase Kapron, of Almont, fires a strike to
could do that.” home plate in a game this season.
Dryden’s Jodie Adams (L) clears a flight of hurdles last Saturday at the Almont started their
Division 4 state finals in Hudsonville. tournament run off with a Schlanderer (two singles He threw a complete game

Adams 13th at Div. 4 finals

12-2 win against Memphis. each) notched multiple-hit and allowed zero earned
That confrontation lasted efforts as well. Jace Rinke runs.
five innings. (a triple) and Parker Zisler Almont then closed out
Nick Wilson and Mitch (a single) also reached the their successful tournament
Proper led Almont with hitting column. run with a 10-0 victory
Dryden hurdler makes bid for All-State three singles apiece.
Griffin DePauw and Caleb
Chase Kapron was the
winning Almont pitcher. Champs page 20
By Kevin Kissane draw to a close at the Jodie Adams led

Capac secures a district title

Tri-City Times Sports Editor Division 4 state finals last Dryden that day. Her 300-
Saturday. meter hurdle clocking of
DRYDEN — The Hudsonville Eagle 51.05 seconds paid off
Dryden girls’ track squad Stadium is where the meet
saw their 2018 campaign was contested. Finals page 20
By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

CAPAC — Capac
earned a first-place finish
at a Division 3 baseball
district hosted by
Lakeville High School last
It marked their first
district title since the 2013
With the outcome,
Capac advances to this
Saturday’s regional at
Brown City where they
will square off against
Almont. The semifinal
clash lists a noon starting
“We really had great
pitching in both games,”
Capac Coach Barry
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Geliske said. “The

defense was outstanding
and made the plays when
the pressure was on late in
the games,” he noted.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

“The district had quali-

Capac’s Jimmy Schroeder rounds third base in
Capac page 20 a game earlier this season.

Dryden’s Ronny Hudson (L) looks to overtake a pair of runners while

competing at the Division 4 state finals in Hudsonville. Dryden
Hudson earns a
finishes crown
strong By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Dryden track
team excels Dryden baseball team
at state meet extended their season at
least a week longer,
Photo by Kevin Kissane

By Kevin Kissane accomplishing the feat

Tri-City Times Sports Editor with a number one finish
last Friday at a district it
DRYDEN — The hosted.
Dryden boys’ track team It was their first top
completed their 2018 cam- district placing since the
paign last Saturday at the Dryden’s Blake Porter looks to clear the pole 2007 campaign.
Division 4 state finals. vault bar at the Div. 4 state meet last Saturday. With the outcome,
Hudsonville Eagle Dryden (20-7) moves on to
Stadium is where the meet Knuth, Andrew Sisler, showing. Peyerk supplied Saturday’s regional at
was contested. Ethan Rozanski and a 400-meter dash clocking Kingston High School
Photo provided

Ronny Hudson, 800 Hudson pulled up 19th as of 54.27 seconds, paving where it will meet Saginaw
run, 2:08.67; led Dryden well. They were timed in the way to a 21st. Nouvel. The first pitch is
with a 19th. 8:57.06. Nathan Schenkel (high set for 10 a.m.
The Dryden 3200- Sam Peyerk collected Dryden shortstop John DelCampo gets ready
meter relay of Brenden the next best Dryden Dryden page 20 Crown page 20 to field a grounder in district action last week.
Page 18-TRI-CITY TIMES-JUNE 6, 2018

College Signings

Pawlaczyk to compete for Olivet

By Kevin Kissane Spartan Invitational in
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Imlay City; plus contrib-
uted thirds at the Defiance
IMLAY CITY — Invitational, a Goodrich
Imlay City’s Eric High School-based
Pawlaczyk inked a pact to Division 2 district, a

Photo by Kevin Kissane

become a part of the Division 2 regional hosted
Olivet College men’s by Gaylord High School
wrestling program this as well as the Division 2
past week. state finals (good enough
Pawlaczyk, who wres- to secure All-State acco-
tles at 119 pounds, is com- lades) at Ford Field in
Capac’s Sara Herrera poses for pic with coach-

Photo provided
ing off an impressive Detroit.
His name also es Noelle Mosier, AJ Misch and Wes Diener as
senior campaign which
saw him post a 42-6 mark appeared on The Tri-City parents Fortino and Sara Herrera look on.

Herrera to take
with 20 wins via the pin- Times All-Area first team
fall route. Imlay City’s Eric Pawlaczyk poses for a photo at lineup this winter.
The senior obtained a his signing as his family and back coaches Tony It was his fourth sea-

talents to Oakland
first at The Tri-City Times D’Ambrosio (L) and Keil Jorgensen (R) look on. son on Imlay City’s squad.

Zac Hellebuyck to By Kevin Kissane

Tri-City Times Sports Editor
North Branch High School-
based Lapeer County Press

wrestle at Adrian
Invitational, a Blue Water
CAPAC — Capac’s Area Conference Jamboree
Sara Herrera signed her let- Meet hosted by Cros-Lex
ter of intent with Oakland High School, Marysville
By Kevin Kissane cent success rate, with 14 University’s cross country Invitational and Blue Water
Tri-City Times Sports Editor pins to his credit. team this past week. Area Conference League
The Imlay City stand- She laid the ground- Meet in Goodells; supplied
IMLAY CITY — out took thirds at the work for that opportunity a fifth at the Caro-based
Imlay City’s Zac Richmond High School- by enjoying an impressive Thumb Championships;
Hellebuyck signed a letter based Blue Water Area 2017 campaign with furnished sevenths at the

Photo provided
of intent with the Adrian Conference Tournament Capac’s squad. It saw her Birch Run Early Invitational
College men’s wrestling and at a Division 2 district post a Tri-City best time and Wagener Park
team recently. hosted by Goodrich High of 19:26 en route to a third Invitational in Harbor
Hellebuyck, who usu- School; plus provided a Imlay City’s Zac Hellebuyck signs his letter of at a Division 3 regional Beach; plus tacked on a
ally wrestled at either 152 fifth at the Imlay City intent as coaches Tony D’Ambrosio (L) and hosted by Algonac High 46th at the Division 3 state
or 160 pounds, proved an High School-based Tri- Keil Jorgensen (R) look on. School. meet hosted by Michigan
important part of Imlay City Times Spartan Herrera also claimed a International Speedway in
City’s lineup this past Invitational. Times All-Area first team able mention selection. second at the Laker Brooklyn.
winter. He amassed a Hellebuyck concluded pick and All-Blue Water This was his fourth Invitational and at a Blue She wrapped up the
31-16 mark, a 66.0 per- the season as a Tri-City Area Conference honor- year on Imlay City’s squad. Water Area Conference year as a Tri-City Times
Jamboree Meet in Algonac; All-Area first team pick

Schroeder takes
registered thirds at the and an All-Blue Water Area
Brown City Invitational, Conference first team
Algonac Muskrat Classic, selection.

skills to Cornerstone
By Kevin Kissane rebounds, blocked 31
Tri-City Times Sports Editor shots, handed off 18
assists and registered 15
CAPAC — Capac steals.
hoops standout Jimmy Schroeder ended his
Schroeder inked his letter final season on Capac’s
of intent with the squad as a Tri-City Times
Cornerstone men’s basket- All-Area second team
ball team this past week. choice and an All-Blue Photo provided
Schroeder garnered Water Area Conference
Photo by Kevin Kissane

their attention with a solid honorable mention pick.

senior campaign. It was With his help, Capac
there he finished with 121 claimed a Class C district
points in 18 games, an title. The Chiefs wound Imlay City’s Noah Galbraith signs his letter of
average of 6.7 points per up 17-7 overall, including intent as mom Patricia and dad Rob look on.

Galbraith to play
contest. a 9-5 showing as far as
Capac’s Jimmy Schroeder signed with He also averaged BWAC clashes were con-
Cornerstone. He is shown with (L to R) mom pulled down 130 cerned.
Michelle, dad Matt and coach Brent Boers.

for Ohio Northern

Athlete of the Week By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

That left him first on
the Imlay City squad and
out of those who attained
Tri-City Times All-Area
Imlay City’s Noah first team status.
Galbraith signed a letter of The 6-3 forward also
intent with the Ohio grabbed 195 rebounds,
Northern men’s basketball handed off 41 assists and
team this past week. registered 30 steals.
He is coming off an Galbraith concluded
impressive senior cam- his third season on Imlay
paign which saw him City’s squad as an All-
accumulate 347 points in Blue Water Area
20 games, an average of Conference first team
17.4 points per contest. pick.
Photo provided

Dryden junior Jodie Almont senior

Adams placed 13th in Michael McEwan took
the 300 hurdles Saturday 13th in the discus
at the Div. 4 track state Saturday at the Div. 3
finals. track state finals. Imlay City’s Paris Houghten signs her letter of
For her effort, For his effort, intent with Adrian as her coaches and family
Adams earns our Girls’ McEwan garners our look on.
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Athlete of the Week Boys’ Athlete of the

honor. Week honor.

Be sure to pick up your t-shirt at the Tri-City Times office. Houghten is going
to Adrian College Dryden’s Lauren Trieloff signs her letter of
intent as coach Jill Grusnick. mom Jody and
dad Jim look on.
SELECTIVE By Kevin Kissane School recently.

Trieloff is headed
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Houghten also fine-tuned Lauren Trieloff signed a istered nine aces and con-
Subscribe her skills at several other
tournaments across the
letter of intent to join the
Macomb Community
tributed six blocks
Dryden’s cause.


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Soccer Golf

Almont advances to state tourney

By Kevin Kissane
Tri-City Times Sports Editor

Almont golf team saw to it
that their season would
continue, earning a sec-
ond-place finish at a
Division 3 regional last

Photo by Kevin Kissane

Hantz Golf Club, in
Tecumseh, is where the
event unfolded.
Grosse Ile (331),
Almont (335) and Ida
Almont’s Hannah Revoldt protects the ball (341) occupied the top-
from a Lutheran North foe in district action. three spots at day’s end.
They advance to the

Almont finishes 14-6 Division 3 state finals

scheduled for this Friday

Photo provided
and Saturday. Forest Akers
By Kevin Kissane Lutheran North and West Golf Course, in East
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Almont would add one Lansing, is where the
second half goal each, action unfolds. The Almont boys’ golf team poses for a picture after qualifying for
ALMONT — The leaving the former with a Twelve other full teams states. They are (L to R) Jacob Rayl, Thomas Manko, Joe Sorrentino,
Almont girls’ soccer team 5-2 win when the final participated at the regional Jack Jellison, Jake Wendorf, coach Mark Bone and Jack DeMara.
was handed a 5-2 setback second ticked off the level. Ann Arbor Gabriel
by host Lutheran North in clock. Richard (343), Lutheran (386), Allen Park Cabrini also participated but did a 90.
a Division 3 district semi- Kirsten Schapman North (349), Marine City (395), Ann Arbor not field complete squads. Kayden Braun paced
final clash last Thursday (unassisted) and Alayna and Richmond (358 each), Greenhills (395), Madison Jack Jellison led Capac with a 101. The
afternoon. Panduren (set up by Monroe St. Mary Catholic (398) and Capac (425) Almont with an 81. Jack Chiefs also counted Conner
With the outcome, Schapman) provided Central (363), Blissfield Cornerstone Health DeMara and Jacob Rayl Robinson’s 103, Colin
Almont finishes its season Almont’s goals. (374), Riverview Gabriel and Technology and St. followed, posting 82s, and Anderson’s 109 and Adam
as owners of a 14-6 overall Savannah Tormala and Richard (384), Dundee Clair Shores South Lake Jake Wendorf chipped in Savage’s 112.
mark. Aliyah Cremeans shared
In Thursday’s clash,
Lutheran North bolted out
to a 4-1 advantage after
the goalkeeping chores for
Almont. They were cred-
ited with 12 and three
Imlay City finishes their golf season
one half was over with. saves, respectively. By Kevin Kissane Flint Powers (303), squads participated at the Flint Kearsley (392), Clio
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Dewitt (305) and Haslett regional level. Their (405) and Linden (409).

Almont rolls past Yale, 8-0

By Kevin Kissane apiece) along with Madi
Imlay City golf team con-
(317) held down the top-
three spots at day’s end.
They move on to the
ranks consisted of St.
Johns, Mason
Goodrich (327 each),
Imlay City
Lansing Waverly also

competed but did not field

cluded its season at a Division 2 state finals Fenton (342), Fowlerville complete lineups.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Cafek (one) supplied the Division 2 regional last slated for this Friday and (358), East Lansing (359), Andy Hintz was the
remaining Raider goals. Wednesday. Saturday at Bedford Ortonville Brandon (364), lone Imlay City golfer to
ALMONT — Almont Jen Curtis, Skylar Hawk Hollow Golf Valley Golf Course in Lake Fenton (365), North tee it up that day. He
turned back visiting Yale, Stryker and Shelby Course, in East Lansing, is Battle Creek. Branch (371), Holly managed a 116 over 18
8-0, in a Division 3 girls’ Kutchey added strong where the action unfolded. Fourteen other full (375), Owosso (387), holes.
district soccer encounter defensive showings to
on Tuesday, May 29. Almont’s cause, according
Kirsten Schapman to Raider Coach Mike
(three goals) proved Kepler.
Almont’s toughest player Aliyah Cremeans was
to contain. Hannah the winning Almont goal-
Schuchard and Alayna keeper. She was credited
Panduren (two goals with four saves.

Dryden drops 2-0 verdict

DRYDEN — The With the outcome
Dryden soccer team fell Dryden watches an 8-8-2
by a narrow 2-0 count campaign reach an end-
to host Marlette in a point.
Division 4 girls’ district Josie Carpenter went Tuesday Night
soccer opening round
matchup on Tuesday,
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Sports Schedule
Wednesday, June 6
Cardinal Mooney at Capac, 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 9
Division 3 regionals at Brown City
Bishop Foley vs. Cass City, 10 a.m.
Almont vs. Capac, noon.
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Division 4 regionals at Kingston

Dryden vs. Saginaw Nouvel, 10 a.m.
Ubly vs. USA, 12:30 p.m.
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Finals: Hurdler makes All-State bid Tennis

from page 17
with a 13th.
A 400-meter relay line-
Bussone ends year at tennis finals
up consisting of Caitlyn By Kevin Kissane
Hill, Natalie Poirier, Erin Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Boetcher and Adams pro-
vided the next best Dryden ALMONT — Maria
finish. They turned in a Bussone, Almont’s lone
clocking of 54.43 seconds, representative, went 0-1
good for 17th. last Friday at the Division 3
Rachel Vallad, shot tennis state finals.
put, 30 feet 5 3/4 inches; Holland is where the
provided Dryden with an tournament was contested.
individual event 20th. Bussone drew Big
Rapids foe Eden Short as

Photo by Kevin Kissane

The Dryden 3200 relay
of Hannah Peyerk, Ella her opening round assign-
Kage, Alissa Hurd and ment. It was there she
Teagan Norman took 20th bowed out with a 3-6, 6-7
as well. They were timed setback.
in 11:34.61. When the final team
Hannah Weiss, the Dryden’s Caitlyn Hill passes the baton to 400 standings were announced,
22nd swiftest 100-meter relay teammate Natalie Poirier at states. Detroit Country Day (38
preliminary clocking points) earned the distinc-
(19.83 seconds), had the tion of champions. They
away with team honors each), Mt. Pleasant Sacred
next best Dryden showing. were followed by
that day. Pittsford (55.5 Heart (25), Hillsdale
Kelli Schenkel (high Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook
points) and Southfield Academy (24),
Kingswood (22 points),

Photo by Kevin Kissane

jump) and Norman (3200 Christian (37) took second Breckenridge (23) and
run) also represented Ada Forest Hills Eastern
and third, respectively. Rochester Hills Lutheran
Dryden at states. (19), Allegan (17), Flint
Concord (30 points), Beal Northwest (22) rounded
Fowler (88 points) ran Powers (14), Chelsea and
City and Litchfield (26 out the top-ten schools.
Sturgis (10 each),

Edwardsburg (nine),
Grosse Ile and Holland Almont’s Maria Bussone returns a shot during
Christian (eight apiece), a match this season.
Hamilton, St. Clair and
Whitehall (six each), Child, Grand Rapids Parma Western (one each)
Cadillac (five), Haslett and Catholic Central and Paw along with Almont,
Notre Dame Prep (four Paw (three apiece), Big Fruitport and Marshall
each), Dearborn Divine Rapids, Cros-Lex and (zero apiece).
Photo by Kevin Kissane

Dryden’s Rachel Vallad follows through on a shot put toss last Saturday

Photo provided
at the Division 4 state finals in Hudsonville.

The Dryden baseball team takes time out for a photo after wrapping up
a top district finish last Friday.

Crown: Cardinals win district title

from page 17 infield was basically under backed by Ethan Rozanski
water,” he noted. and Brendan Biggs (a sin-
“We played very well “The next thing you gle apiece).
today in all parts of the know the parents are com- Rozanski was the win-
game,” Dryden Coach ing out on the field with ning Dryden pitcher. He
John DelCampo said. brooms and rakes and got allowed one hit, struck out
“Our pitching was excep- the field ready to play. I seven and walked none.
tional, our fielding was have never seen anything Dryden followed that
excellent and our hitting like it in my years of favorable verdict up with a
was great,” he noted. coaching.” 10-0 championship victory
“It truly was a team Dryden began tourna- over Mayville.
effort to win the districts. ment action with a 14-0 Jack Kaplan paced
The team has continued to win against Genesee Dryden with a pair of sin-
improve all season long.” Christian. That contest gles. The Cardinals also
Coach DelCampo said lasted four innings. received a single each
he not only liked what he Hunter Gall (a single courtesy of Brady Czape,
Photo by Kevin Kissane

saw from his team, but the and two doubles), Jared Jared Czape, DelCampo
crowd that showed up to Czape (two singles and a and Watson.
support them as well. double) plus John Jared Czape was
“Today was an even DelCampo, Corey Heike Dryden’s pitcher of
greater win for our com- and Chris Watson (two record. He gave up three
Dryden’s Brenden Knuth picks up the pace while competing in the 3200 munity,” DelCampo stated singles each) led Dryden hits over five innings,
relay at the Division 4 state finals last Saturday. “It rained very hard for with multiple-hit perfor- retired three on strikes and
about 20 minutes and the mances. They were walked one.
Dryden: Track team excels at states
from page 17 points) was the team cham- each), Fulton, Addison and
pion that day. Sand Creek The Potter’s House (23
jump) and Blake Porter (36 points), Breckenridge apiece) plus Hillman and
(pole vault) also represent- (33), Southfield Christian, Concord (20 each) nabbed
ed Dryden at the meet. Whittemore Prescott and top-ten team showings as
Kalamazoo Hackett (51 Hillsdale Academy (27 well.
Photo provided

The Capac baseball team celebrates a top district finish last Saturday in
Lakeville. Capac edged Brown City, 3-2, in the title game.

Capac: To face Almont in Brown City

from page 17 Capac’s offensive attack honors next.
Photo provided

with a pair of singles. When the final out was

ty pitching and I am happy Michael Foster and Jakob registered, Capac had reg-
we came out of the dis- Sawyers added a single istered a 3-2 triumph.
The Almont baseball team poses for a picture after winning a Division 3 trict. Marlette and Brown each to the Chiefs’ cause. Foster (three singles),
district title last Friday. City played their hearts out Joe Peters collected the Sams (a double) plus Brad
also. Moving forward we lone Capac run. Schaefer and Josh
need our bats to come Andrew Sams and Palazzolo (a single apiece)
Champs: Chiefs up next for Raiders alive.”
Capac’s path to the
Schroeder shared the
pitching responsibilities
furnished Capac’s base
from page 17 Adam Campbell (a double) along the way. district title game would for Capac, the latter get- Sams (two) and Ben
and Rinke (a single) also Michael Schuster prove a tough one as it ting the victory in relief. Geliske (one) supplied
over New Haven. reached the hitting column. worked the final inning for opened tournament action They allowed three total Capac’s runs.
Colton Kruse, Proper, Zack Fillinger was Almont. He retired the with a 1-0 win at hits and struck out 17 Foster was the winning
Wilson and Zisler paced Almont’s pitcher of record. opposition in order to Marlette’s expense. That along the way. Capac pitcher. He allowed
Almont’s offensive attack He threw five scoreless assure the Raiders of a top battle lasted 11 innings. Capac then challenged seven hits and struck out
with two singles apiece. innings, striking out four district placing. Jimmy Schroeder led Brown City for tournament three en route.
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Girls’ Track

Herrera runs for Capac at state finals

By Kevin Kissane Comstock Park High ing a time of 2:32.73 along Westphalia (28), Adrian
Tri-City Times Sports Editor School is where the meet the way. Madison (27), Farwell and
was contested. St. Charles and Hart (46 Mason County Central (23
CAPAC — The Capac Sara Herrera represent- points apiece) shared meet each) plus Hanover Horton
girls’ track team ended its ed  Capac that day. Herrera honors. Onsted (36 points), and Marlette (20 apiece)
season last Saturday at the wound up 19th among 800- Jackson Lumen Christi (32), notched top-ten team plac-
Division 3 state finals. meter run entrants, register- Boyne City (29), Pewamo ings well.

Spartans place seven times at meet

By Kevin Kissane ting performance of 17 feet 3 LeFevere, Robin LeFevere, meter relay of Sarah
Tri-City Times Sports Editor 3/4 inches); led Imlay City Winget and Forsyth took Hubbard, Sydney
with an individual event sec- third with a time of 53.94 Kapushinski, Erika
IMLAY CITY — The ond. seconds. VanDerPloeg and Denver
Imlay City girls’ track team The 800 relay team of Jessica Denver, 800- wound up fifth as well. They
brought home seven place- Jillian LeFevere, McKinzie meter run, 2:28.06; gave were timed in 10:37.49.
winning efforts from the Winget, Carlee Forsyth and Imlay City a fourth. Cameron Vaubel round-
Thumb Area Meet of Robin LeFevere provided Robin LeFevere, 200 ed out the list of Imlay City
Champions in Caro on Imlay City with a second as dash, 27.06 seconds; contrib- placewinners. Her high
Tuesday, May 29. well. They were timed in uted an outright individual jump clearance of 4 feet 10
Robin LeFevere, long 1:53.22. event fifth for Imlay City. inches paid off with a two-
jump (a school record-set- A 400 relay of Jillian The Imlay City 3200- way tie for a fifth.


Almont softball winds up with second

Photo by Kevin Kissane

By Kevin Kissane Parski (a double) along honors next. toughest out. Dyer and
Tri-City Times Sports Editor with Aubree Smith, When the last out was Feys added a single each
Madison Wheeler, Izabelle registered, New Haven to the Raiders’ cause.
Imlay City’s Robin LeFevere competes in the ALMONT — The Amador and Meriah had prevailed via a 10-0 With the results,
200 dash during a meet this season. Almont softball team Mason (a single each). scoreboard count. Almont finishes its season
obtained a second-place Almont then took on Nichols (a pair of sin- as owners of an 11-19

Imlay’s LeFevere takes finish last Friday at a

Division 3 district.
New Haven for first place gles) proved Almont’s mark.

Memphis High School

Capac gives Vassar defeats
18th at Div. 2 finals
is where the action unfold-
Almont opened tour- By Kevin Kissane Madison Wheeler and Ally collect 15 hits. Wheeler
nament play with a 7-5 Dean (three singles each) (three singles), Husovsky
By Kevin Kissane Jessica Denver also win against Capac.
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
Tri-City Times Sports Editor participated for Imlay City led Capac’s offensive (a single and a double),
Hannah Feys led CAPAC — Capac attack with multiple-hit Smith, Amador and Parski
that day. Denver pulled up Almont’s offensive attack
IMLAY CITY — The 20th among 800-meter run swept host Vassar, 15-4 performances during game (two singles each) along
with a single and a double. and 8-2, in a non-league number one. They were with Alyssa Orlando,
Imlay City girls’ track entrants, thanks to a clock- She was given assistance
team wrapped up their ing of 2:24.91. varsity softball double- backed by Natalie Maday, Anderson, Hull and
in the hitting department header on Tuesday, May Sam Hull, Shelby Abdelnour (one single
2018 campaign last Zeeland East (64 by Tyler Kautz, Gillian 29. Husovsky and Fay apiece) were the Chiefs
Saturday at the Division 2 points) took team honors Nichols and Samantha Alexys Anderson (three Abdelnour (a single who reached the hitting
state finals. that day. Holland Christian Dyer (a pair of singles singles and a double), Ellie apiece). column.
Zeeland Stadium is (62 points), Detroit each) plus Laken Campbell Parski (four singles), Anderson was the win- Orlando was Capac’s
where the meet was con- Country Day (42), Lansing and Hannah Landerschier Izabelle Amador (a single, ning Capac pitcher. She pitcher of record. She
tested. Catholic (40), Dearborn (a single apiece). a double and a triple), gave up nine hits, struck allowed four hits, retired
Robin LeFevere Divine Child (35.5), St. Emily Klassa was the Aubree Smith (two singles out seven and walked two. five on strikes and walked
notched the top Imlay City Clair Shores South Lake winning Almont pitcher. and a home run) plus Game two saw Capac two en route.
showing that day. (23), Corunna (21), Shelby Husovsky (a
LeFevere registered the
18th swiftest 200-meter
dash preliminary time,
Bridgeport (20) plus
Adrian and Battle Creek
Harper Creek (19 each)
single and a double) and
Mryanda Hammer (a pair
of singles) put up Capac’s
Imlay City falls in a 1-0 nailbiter
needing 26.84 seconds to notched top-ten team
By Kevin Kissane
top plate credentials. They
Tri-City Times Sports Editor
accomplish the feat. showings as well. were backed by Ellie
Imlay City fell by a narrow
Boys’ Track 1-0 count to eventual
champion North Branch in
a Division 2 district soft-
McEwan leads Almont at Div. 3 finals
By Kevin Kissane Michael McEwan Clare edged Berrien
ball opening round battle
last Saturday.
With the outcome,
Tri-City Times Sports Editor secured the top Almont Springs, 44 points to 42 Imlay City watches an out-
placing that day. His dis- for team honors that day. standing 23-12 season
ALMONT — The cus toss of 136 feet 3 Kent City (32 points), draw to a close.
Almont boys’ track team inches led to a 13th. Saugatuck (30), Caro Skylar Stone led Imlay
finished its season last Robbie Battani also (29), Chesaning (27), City’s offensive attack,
Saturday at the Division 3 represented Almont that Coloma (24), Pewamo- generating a pair of singles.
state finals. day. Battani supplied a Westphalia (21) plus Leah Dawson added a sin-
Comstock Park High gle to the Spartans’ cause.
pole vault clearance of 12 Houghton Lake and Hart
School is where the meet
was contested.
feet, leaving himself with
a four-way tie for 14th.
(20 each) completed the
top-ten. Dryden bows
out, falling
Bannister places 18th at state meet to Mayville
By Kevin Kissane Division 2 state finals. registered a pole vault DRYDEN — Dryden
Tri-City Times Sports Editor Zeeland Stadium is clearance of 12 feet 4 exited postseason action
where the meet was con- inches, paving the way to with an 8-1 loss to Mayville
IMLAY CITY — The tested. an 18th. in a Division 4 district soft-
Photo by Rod Soule

Imlay City boys’ track Reid Bannister sup- A 3200-meter relay ball opening round match-
team concluded its season plied the best Imlay City team consisting of Cole up last Friday.
last Saturday at the finish that day. Bannister Broecker, Breydon Ally Sobek, Courtney
Andrez, Zak Kustowski Heike and Miya Wolff led
and Jacob Swartz also rep- Dryden’s offensive attack
Imlay City’s Abigail Thibodeau beats a throw to that day. They finished one
resented Imlay City that for three each.
day. They managed a first base in a district game last Saturday.
clocking of 8:33.12 en
route to a 29th.
When the final team
scores were posted,
Coldwater’s 60-point out- PeoPLe dePend on you.
put set the pace. Zeeland
East (53 points), Harper Who do you dePend on?
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Photo by Kevin Kissane

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Chelsea (26), Saginaw
(25), Flint Powers (21),
Wyoming Lee (20) plus
Essexville Garber and
Imlay City’s Reid Bannister clears the pole Romulus (18 each) round-
vault bar during a meet this season. ed out the top-ten.

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Rural Lifestyles
Gardener spots unique moth
By Maria Brown According to the and persimmon trees. University of Michigan’s Luna moths are also
Museum of Zoology, pretty good at blending in
IMLAY TWP. —Luna Luna moths technically to their surroundings too.
moths, as their name aren’t rare. The species “The Luna moth can
implies, are considered has been found in every mimic living and dead
nocturnal creatures but state east of the Great leaves on the ground by
Janet Savage stumbled Plains, the museum remaining motionless...
across this unique speci- reports in their Animal and also becomes nearly
men during the light of Diversity Web listing. impossible to see during
day last week. Their nocturnal habits the day when roosting on
Savage was pulling mean they aren’t seen reg- the bark of sycamore
some weeds in a flower ularly by us humans when trees,” the museum states.
bed when she spotted it we’re more active during They note that all wild
resting on a yucca plant. the day. silk moths, like the Luna
Initially she thought it Additionally, Luna moth, have seen their pop-
was a piece of paper. It moths like to hang out in ulations decline since the
wasn’t mobile, so she more secluded places too, 1960s due to a loss of
surmises it might have particularly, deciduous habitat and the increased
just emerged from its woodlands that include use of lights at night
cocoon. hickory, walnut, sumacs, which can disrupt mating.

Photo provided
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Page 24-TRI-CITY TIMES-JUNE 6, 2018

Cool temps lead to fast times at ‘Polly Ann’ run

Brandon Pries, 18, repeats as overall winner at 2018 event been used to purchase
seven acres of land that
connects the trail and
By Tom Wearing Saturday, June 2. trail.
Memorial Park; and “It was a cool morning The local run/walk
and conditions were good coincides with other 2018 toward construction of the
IMLAY CITY — The for runners and walkers,” National Trails Day activi- Imlay City Trailhead.
heat and humidity lifted said David Howell, ties and fundraisers. T-shirts and refresh-
just in time for the start of Chairman of Friends of the “Given how cold the ments were provided par-
the 2018 Polly Ann Trail Polly Ann group, which day started out, we had a ticipants prior to the race
Run-Walk, which kicked sponsored the annual fund- pretty good turnout,” said and medals were awarded
off at around 9 a.m. on raiser to benefit the local Howell. “The trail had the top finishers in their
been mowed just before respective age groups.
the race and was was in Howell reported that a
fairly good condition, total of 54 run/walkers fin-

Photo by Tom Wearing

though there were some ished the race.
scattered wet spots on the And the winners...
course.” Howell noted that
The 12th annual Polly 18-year-old Brandon Pries
Ann Trail Run/Walk set off successfully defended his
from the northwest portion title, finishing the race in a More than 50 competitors set off from the start-
of the Almont High School time of 40 minutes, 55 sec- ing line at Imlay City High School on Saturday
parking lot, traveling south onds. morning during the 12th Annual Polly Ann Trail
and west toward Dryden, Pries is the son of Run/Walk, a fundraiser sponsored by Friends
Photo by Tom Wearing

ending at Memorial Park Imlay City Schools Band of the Polly Ann Trail.
in downtown Dryden. Director, Scott Pries.
Howell noted that This year’s women’s Commissioner, Frank from our many race spon-
funds raised through dona- champion was Heather Demske, whose time was sors.
tions and the $20 registra- Hall, 48, of Washington, not revealed. For further information
Holding up their complimentary t-shirts are tion fees will go toward a Michigan, who completed “The Friends of the about the Friends of the
competitors Morgan Lange, Jeremy Williams, project to resurface the the course in a time of 50 Polly Ann Trail would like Polly Ann Trail, or to make
Makenna Lange and Brandon Pries, who won trail from between Imlay minutes, 35 seconds. to extend sincere thanks to a donation, contact David
the event for the second year in succession. City and Dryden. Howell acknowledged the volunteers, race partici- Howell at 248-933-6148.
Funds raised from pre- the efforts of all the finish- pants, and especially to the Or email to: djhowell@
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