February 24 • 12:18 PM
  • Goodland ZBA to again tackle request from water authority

    Detroit authority requests variance for chlorine booster station
    Maria Brown
    GOODLAND TWP. — Thursday will mark ‘round two’ between the Zoning Board of Appeals and Great Lakes Water Authority. Tomorrow night the township’s ZBA will meet for the second ...more»
  • Blessing in disguise

    Dryden Vets building refurbished after fire
    Tom Wearing
    DRYDEN — It took nearly a year to complete, but the Dryden Vets Hall at 4223 Mill Rd. has undergone a complete transformation and is again open for meetings and public gatherings....more»
  • Prescribed horror

    Fentanyl's grip on John Topie wouldn't let go, his life unraveled
    Randy Jorgensen
    Editor’s note: In January, 2017, Attica Twp. resident John Topie stood before Lapeer County Circuit Court Judge Nick Holowka and entered a guilty plea to one count of armed robbery....more»
  • Almont stays in tie for title

    Raiders pull away in final minutes, 46-34
    Kevin Kissane
    ALMONT — The Almont varsity boys’ basketball team continues to sit tied with Richmond atop the Blue Water Area Conference standings following a 46-34 win against visiting league rival ...more»
  • Four area wrestlers state-bound

    Imlay City sends two, Capac and Almont one apiece to finals
    Kevin Kissane
    Imlay City will send two grapplers plus Capac and Almont qualified one each to the Division 3 individual wrestling state finals scheduled for March 2-4 at The Palace of Auburn Hills....more»


Keeping it wild

Catherine Minolli - February 22, 2017
IMLAY CITY — Have you or someone you know ever found an injured wild animal and wished you could help? How about babies wandering around crying without their mother? If you’re interested ...more»


Dryden uses late surge to prevail

Kevin Kissane - February 22, 2017
DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity boys’ basketball team raised their mark to 14-3 this season, accomplishing the feat with a 56-46 triumph against visiting Memphis in a non-league confrontation ...more»

Almont hands Capac a league setback, 39-21

Kevin Kissane - February 22, 2017
TRI-CITY AREA — Almont made visiting Capac absorb a 39-21 loss in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls’ basketball game last Friday night. With the outcome, Almont goes to 9-9 and 6-6....more»

Chiefs make move to GTC

Maria Brown - February 22, 2017
CAPAC — At their meeting on Thursday, Capac School Board members voted 5-1 to join the Greater Thumb Conference for athletics, starting in the 2018-19 school year....more»



Iris Lee Underwood - February 22, 2017
It’s 7:20 p.m. Thursday night, dinner is done and the Moon hasn’t shown its face yet. That’s because it’s a Waning Gibbous. The MOONGIANT website says, "The average moonrise ...more»

You’re the next contestant on...

Rick Liblong - February 22, 2017
As if I need another reminder that ol’ Father Time is catching up with me, my behavior sometimes leaves no doubt. Nearly every evening after dinner, Sue and I retire to our respective favorite ...more»

Save the date for ICCS fundraiser

Willene Tanis - February 22, 2017
Because I have a few minutes before the Imlay/Yale games I mentioned last week, and also because I just received more information in the mail about the Imlay City Christian School benefit auction, I’ll ...more»

Eternally grateful to be born under lucky star

Catherine Minolli - February 22, 2017
‘Grandpa,’ the title of the poem reads. And it goes as follows: Offered us juicy sticks of gum bartering for a kiss; Or a climb upon his blanketed lap for shots of Anisette at Christmas....more»


VET support is more than financial

February 22, 2017
Though it’s still in its infancy, the newly established Dryden VET Team has already made quite an impact on veterans organizations around the area. And that impact has helped the all-volunteer student ...more»
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