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October 17, 2007
Editor's note: The following news stories were featured in the Oct. 21, 1987 edition of the Tri-City Times.

• In Imlay City, some residents called for the end to a recall campaign against Imlay Twp. Supervisor George Turner and Treasurer Don Stoll. Controversy had erupted when taxpayers said the officials ignored their wishes when it came to choosing a location for a new library, but was abated when lawyers pointed out that such authority lay with the library board. Ruth Hughes left the township more than $300,000 to build a new facility.

The Hispanic Service Center was in the midst of helping migrant workers take advantage of a new law that granted undocumented farmworkers amnesty if they entered the country before 1982.

•In Almont, shrinking student enrollment in the district threatened three teachers' jobs, but at the insistence of parents, the school board decided to make cuts elsewhere. In 1987, there were 579 students, 23 less than the previous year.

More than 130 family members and friends attended a special 50th anniversary party for Joe and Isabel Liblong.

•In Capac, after losing accreditation with the University of Michigan in June, the school district was making preparations for another visit by school officials. As suggested, Capac hired a part-time counselor and trained library staffer and bought subscriptions to national newspapers.

The First United Methodist Church was launching their 18th annual apple pie fundraiser. Close to 450 pies had already been made since the first of October.

•In Dryden, resident Paul Hagemeister was recognized for his master barn-building talents. The township man helped construct 100 barns in the Dryden area since 1935 after learning the trade from the late Frank Havens.

The Dryden Theatre, located on the second floor of the library, received a $2,500 grant from the Michigan Equity Fund to purchase a sound system.

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