|Editor of Tri-City Times|
Tri-City Times editor, Catherine Minolli is available to answer any of your questions regarding anything Tri-City Times. You may want to know a little more about a story or event you just read or specifics on how to offer a news tip. Catherine will get your question and will promptly answer it to the best of her ability and or find the answer to your question. Your questions can be about anything Tri-City Times.
||Is there a standard cost for a death notice with a picture?|
August 20, 2018
Thank you for your interest in Tri-City Times. I am sorry for your loss. The fee for an obituary and photo is $25. Please let me know if we can assist you in any way. If you wish to submit the obituary and photo online, please send both to email@example.com and indicate 'obituary' in the subject line. Please include your contact and billing information in the email.
My best to you and yours,
Catherine Minolli, August 20, 2018
||How do I submit a 5th generation picture? My family was born and raised in IC and there are a few remaining friends and relatives left in the area that I would like for them to see this picture. |
June 08, 2017
Thank you for your inquiry. You may submit the photo and information online via our website or you can email the photo and information via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, indicate 'Fifth Generation Photo' in the subject line and we will get it in for you. If you have additional questions, please give me a call at 810-724-2615.
Catherine Minolli, June 09, 2017
||Good morning Catherine,|
I am hoping you can assist me with obtaining an article you wrote about my boss back in 2006. He is retiring and I would like to get a copy of this article, I know he would be so honored if you could assist us with this task. The article was written by you and published in the Tri-City Times on Wednesday, March 22, 2006. The title: From the frontline "Former Imlay man to report 'unfiltered' stories from Iraq" and the person is Mr. Jerry Newberry. It has been so wonderful to work with Jerry in assisting our Veterans. Veterans are his passion and I know this article would be an amazing gift for him. Thank you for your time and possible assistance.
March 04, 2016
How nice to hear from you and it is wonderful to hear news of Jerry Newberry! What an outstanding individual! I would be so happy to try to get you a copy of the article in question. I may not be able to provide an actual "newspaper copy" but we may be able to accommodate this request in another way. Can you please email me at
email@example.com with your contact information as soon as possible so that we may make arrangements to facilitate your request. I am honored to help.
Catherine Minolli, March 04, 2016
My name is Lisa Smith, and I am a member of Lapeer Community Theatre. I will be directing a musical for the Christmas season, The Christmas Schooner. I was wondering if the paper could post the audition notice. If so, would it have to be a paid advertisement or could it be put in a calendar section?
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
September 05, 2014
Thank you for your note. Please give me a call at 810-724-2615 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can make sure we get your notice into the paper to spread the word about your holiday production.
Catherine Minolli, September 08, 2014
||How do I submit an obituary with a photo?|
March 05, 2014
||Hello Darlene, and thank you for your question.|
You may submit the obituary and photo via e-mail to email@example.com, please attach the photo as a jpeg or some other form of attachment. If you have any questions please call me at 810-724-2615.
Thank you for your intereste in the Tri-City Times.
Catherine Minolli, March 06, 2014
||How do I contact Tom Wearing? I would like to have him do a story on the stove I bought with grant money from the Four County Community Foundation for Almont High School CI classroom.|
October 14, 2013
Thank you for your interest in Tri-City Times. I will pass along the message to staff writer Tom Wearing, and he will be in touch. For future reference, Tom (and all of our writers/staff) may be reached at 810-724-2615.
Have a great day.
Catherine Minolli, October 15, 2013
||I WAS RECENTLY SPEAKING WITH A FEW MOM AND THEY MENTIONTIONED THAT THYE READ AN ARTICIAL POSS MAY OF 2010 ABOUT THE DRUG PROBLEM IN ALMONT SPECIFICALLY HERION I HAVE SEARCHED FROM MARCH THRU JULY I JUST WISH TO READ THIS CAN YOU DIRECT ME TO THE DATE THE ARTICAL WAS PUBLISHED I JUST LIKE TO READ UP AS MUCH AS I CAN AND LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN FOR I HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN AND WANT TO BE PREPARED|
August 03, 2010
|A.||Good morning, Kim.|
Thank you for your inquiry. You may be referring to a front page story which appeared in the July 7, 2010 issue under the headline 'Mom's message a brutal reality check.' You should be able to access this story online in our archives.
To be specific, however, the story is about one mother's experience with the loss of her son due to a drug overdose and the circumstances surrounding it. Please contact your local law enforcement and school officials for drug prevention resources and information.
Thanks again for your interest in the Tri-City Times.
Catherine Minolli, August 04, 2010
||Are you going to do a follow up story about the Lapeer County Ed-Tech students competition at the national level in Kansas City?|
The student in sheet metal, Erik O'Connor and teacher Doug Wright, finished second, taking home a silver metal.
July 12, 2010
Thanks for writing. That story is all set and ready to go. It was going to run last week but we are trying to get an updated photo to go with it. It will appear in the July 14 print issue of the Tri-City Times. The students did great!
Thanks for your interest.
Catherine Minolli, July 12, 2010
||My daughter got honored at her school and the picture is supposed to be in this paper. When will the paper come out so I can get some copies?|
January 15, 2010
Thanks for your inquiry. Can you please provide more information regarding which school in our coverage area, your daughter's name and when the event occurred?
Please call me at 810-724-2615 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org and I hope to answer your question more specifically then.
Catherine Minolli, January 15, 2010